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E-learning: Language Processing course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare (OCW)

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  1. 1. E-learning Language Processing   ( Presented by Pirada Petchngarm ID.540231048
  2. 2. Home MIT OpenCourseWare - a free publication of MIT course materials It collects almost all of the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  3. 3. Department There are a lot of departments in MIT OpenCourseWare. I selected “Brain and Cognitive Sciences”.
  4. 4. Course There are many courses in each department. I selected “Language Processing” course.
  5. 5. Course Home This course was taught by Prof. Edward Gibson in Fall 2004; it is appropriate for graduate level.
  6. 6. <ul><li>This course considers models of sentence and discourse comprehension from the linguistic, psychology, and artificial intelligence literature, including symbolic and connectionist models. Topics include ambiguity resolution and linguistic complexity; the use of lexical, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, contextual and prosodic information in language comprehension; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and the psychological reality of linguistic representations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Syllabus It shows the course requirements; 10% for discussion in class (students should have prepared the readings before attending class), 40% for four 3 page papers and an oral presentation for 20-30 minutes, and 50% for a final project/paper.
  8. 8. Calendar Calendar specifies what the topic is taught in each period and assignments’ due dates: lecture 2, lecture 5, lecture 8 and lecture 10.
  9. 9. Readings Because of no textbook for this course, there are name lists of books and journal sources in readings which students are assigned to read for each period.
  10. 10. Lecture Notes There are 12 lecture notes as PDF which students can save to read.
  11. 11. Assignments Assignments consist of four review papers, an oral presentation of one of these review papers, and a term project or paper. Also, there are examples of review papers and term paper.
  12. 12. Download Course Materials In addition, people who are interested in this course can download course material for convenience.
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>In my thoughts, e-learning is easily accessible; you just connect the internet and select the course you would like to study, therefore I believe it is the more convenient way for rural students to gain knowledge. However, if there is no teachers’ advice or e-learning user study by themselves at home, they have to be autonomous learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For MIT OCW, I think it is useful for people who interested, learners or even teachers because there are a lot of beneficial courses in each department. As an English teacher, I will select some related courses to teach my students such as ‘language processing’. Apart from getting knowledge, my students can practice many skills, for example, to read the texts or materials -reading skill, to do the paper -thinking skills and to present in the class -speaking skill. </li></ul></ul>