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  1. 1. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 1 L E VE L 1 LESSON 5 Back To Top1. Groups: predict what they will see on the DVD today (Remind SS of the prediction tasks they did in L4 & the benefits.)2. Notetaking Skills: Using Abbreviations handout3. View DVD: 21.31 – 41.484. Post-viewing: groups check each others notes for abbreviations5. Research Planning Guide6. Set up Study Groups (SGs): How will society be changed by …? Ubiquitous Computing Virtual Reality Social Networking Artificial Intelligence7. SGs decide on essential tasks option: ask SGs to produce a mind map of tasks & responsible persons8. Article Search 1 (Research skills) SGs work together to identify the articles which are most likely to be worth looking at9. Homework: research for SG
  2. 2. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 2USING ABBREVIATIONS IN NOTETAKINGBack To Lesson 5 ContentsWhen you listen to a lecture or read an article, you do not have time to writeeverything down. Short notes are best. You can use abbreviations and symbols tohelp you.and &, +becausechapter ch.compare cf.correctdepartment dept.equal to =especially esp.for example e.g.government govt. Can you think of any more?greater than >important N.B. _____________________________________________information info. _____________________________________________less than <maximum max. _____________________________________________minimum min. _____________________________________________not equalnumber No. or # _____________________________________________page/pages p./ pp.possibly poss. _____________________________________________probably prob. _____________________________________________question Qresults from _____________________________________________results in, leads tosame as above " _____________________________________________similar to _____________________________________________that is to say, in other words i.e.therefore ________________________________________uncertain, not sure ?very v.with reference to re.wrong X
  3. 3. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 3 Research Planning Guide Back To Lesson 5 Contents1. Assignment topic: Complete the sentence with your topic. In the next 50 years modern society is going to change significantly. Some of these changes will be due to ______________________________ . Describe these changes and discuss whether they are positive or negative.1.1 What does the essay require you to do? What should you not do?1.2 Which topic have you decided to write about? (ubiquitous computing, virtual reality, artificial intelligence or socialnetworking?)1.3 Why have you chosen this one? Make notes in the box below.
  4. 4. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 42. Positive or negative? As you do your research, make notes of the positive and negative effects of ______________________________. You will use these notes to help you write your essay so it is important that you can find the original source again. For information from an article, write the author’s name, the name of the article, the journal, and the issue it is in, the date. For information from a book, write the author’s name, the date, the name of the book, the publisher and location, and page numbers. For information from a website, include the title of the page and the URL. Source Item Positive Negative ExamplesCheng, X. (2000), ‘Asian studentsreticence revisited’, in System, 28 (2000),435 – 446.Bachman, L.F., and Palmer, A., (1996),Language Testing in Practice: Designingand Developing Useful Language Tests.Oxford University Press: Oxford. p. 7ACADEMIC LITERACY: A Statement ofCompetencies Expected of StudentsEntering California’s Public Colleges andUniversities, (2002) Available at URL:http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/icas.html
  5. 5. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 53. Choosing your essay content. Think carefully about which points will be easiest to write about. Choose the points that you have the most evidence for. It is better if you have more than one source for each point. Make brief notes below. Then decide on the order of the items: which one you will write about first, second, and so on. Item # + or - Details Source
  6. 6. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 6 ARTICLE SEARCH – A: UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING Back To Lesson 5 Contents NoteThis is an example of four Article Searches. There would be one worksheet for eachresearch area: ubiquitous computing, social networking, virtual reality and artificialintelligence. Each worksheet would have approximately 20 articles titles.Task: Students look at the list and narrow down which articles look promising fortheir needs.Initially, this exercise is done as a paper-based worksheet to prevent students frombeing tempted to open and read the first few articles rather than making a selectionfrom the list; however, when students are more familiar with using article lists, thetask could be repeated later online.This list is from the New Scientist website: http://www.newscientist.com. A searchwas done using the key words ubiquitous computing. The list also contains links toblog entries, ‘breaking news’ items, which are available on the website, and previewsof magazine articles. Students will need to distinguish the differences.New Scientist1. Pulp-based computing makes normal paper smart...Enlarge image Pulp-based computing can give ordinary paper new...technologydubbed Pulp-based computing. Marcelo Coelho, now at...the InternationalConference on Ubiquitous Computing in Innsbruck, Austria. Swedish...Mason Inman, 19 September 2007 Breaking News2. Smart homes could track your electrical noise...location. "The problem I see with a lot of ubiquitous computing research is that itrequires the creation of new...be presented at the International Conference onUbiquitous Computing in Innsbrook, Austria, next week, Abowd and...Kurt Kleiner, 10 September 2007 Breaking News
  7. 7. Appendix 2 – Level 1, Lessons 1 - 5 73. New Scientist Technology Blog...keen to make is that, as computing becomes ubiquitous, the potential forpersonal...tech channels, like Will ubiquitous computing really make thingsthat...Labels: privacy, security, ubiquitous computing Posted by Tom at 11...4. Smart sheets let gadgets talk through their feet...free users from having to plug gadgets into each other. "I hate cables," says ChrisWren, a specialist in ubiquitous computing at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs inCambridge, Massachusetts. "This allows devices resting on surfaces...Paul Marks, 06 October 2007 From magazine issue 2624 Technology5. Your body, the high speed data cable...processes such as opening a door or downloading new email messages. And in apaper on CarpetLAN presented at the 2005 Ubiquitous Computing conference inTokyo, Shinagawa stated his eventual aim: to embed transceivers in Japanese tatami- straw mats...David McNeill, Miguel A. Quintana, 17 November 2007 From magazine issue 2630Features6. Parasitic computing...Tuesday, July 17, 2007 Parasitic computing News that the worlds first heat...Buttheres a more important and ubiquitous application. Today, anything that...similarjob - you could call it parasitic computing. I wonder how efficient a device like...7. Posted by Justin, 17 July 2007 Blogs China special: Beyond the Great Firewall...there are different motivations at every level" of government. Everyone seems toagree that the internet will soon be ubiquitous in China. Then what? Will therecontinue to be two internets, effectively separated by language, culture and thegreat...Gregory T. Huang, 07 November 2007 From magazine issue 2629 Features