Friday, March 14, 2003

The Why? Files: Science behind the news -

Software to detect plagiarism.- These services cross compare material with search engines and Glatt also detects the uniqueness of any individual's writing 'fingerprint'.

Glatt Plagiarism Services, Inc. produce three different software Programs to help deter and detect plagiarism.
(1) Glatt Plagiarism Teaching Program (GPTeach) - A Tutorial Program to provide computer assisted instruction on what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it. Includes definitions of direct and indirect plagiarism, when and how to provide attribution, and mastery test of concepts.
(2) Glatt Plagiarism Screening Program (GPSP) - A highly sophisticated Screening Program to detect plagiarism. Typically used in academic institutions or in the legal profession for cases of copyright infringement.
(3) Glatt Plagiarism Self-Detection Program (GPSD) - A Screening Program to help detect inadvertent instances of plagiarism. - "a pioneer in the rapidly expanding field of digital information tracking. The Internet, though an invaluable resource for services and information, is unfortunately also an unparalled environment for all varieties of intellectual property theft. We have developed a suite of advanced tracking tools to combat the piracy of intellectual property in the digital millennium. Our technology has already been successfully implemented in universities and secondary schools all over the world as a means of detecting plagiarism and maintaining academic integrity."

Click here for more information on Writing and Composition in ESL from my website - Vance

At there is the English Learner Movie Guide: "Each individual guide is a detailed synopsis of a popular movie, which consists of the following: a summary of the plot, a list of the major characters, an extensive glossary of vocabulary and various cultural references that even advanced ESL learners would often not understand, questions for ESL class discussion"

Click here for more information on using video in ESL from my website - Vance

There is 'A directory of resources for learning English on the Net' at
Categories include: Business English resources, E-mail resources, Grammar, Listening, Magazines, Online courses, Online dictionaries, Pronunciation, Reading, Resources for Teachers, Sites with Various Resources, Vocabulary, and Writing.

Click here for more information on the 'esl-loop' from my website - Vance

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Yaodong in China told me today about the Learning Edge, a multimedia e-zine for ESL Besides having audio, video, and text retrievable on demand through a well-laid out eZine format, the language is manageable and the material is not controversial (what I have seen so far). It is also a good example of what can be done with Flash. I was very impressed.

Yaodong is also connected with epals, which he likes very much. He has this to say:

jjcyd: my email project started late last month and students now have epals thoroughout hte world. they dislike to write their homework but enjoy writing emails. some nice persons helped check grammar error apart from telling them things students will never know from books or classroom learning.
vance_stevens: that is really great, you hit the nail on the head there

Click here for more information on student colloration online - on my website - Vance

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Sunday, March 09, 2003

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I have just found out that if you visit Google and type in a USA phone number (area code first) in one string like this 1234567890 then you might be rewarded with the mailing address with hotlink to a map of how to get there courtesy of Yahoo!Maps and Mapquest (your choice). If you need more information, like an email address, you might be able to cross ref at . Whatever you do, don't file your income tax with Yahoo! Hah, just kidding, but you are offered that option on My Yahoo!, and you can see the way this is headed ...