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Recursive Search and Social Media for STEM Vocabulary Learning
The role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses
  • Gregory Aist, Iowa State University
  • Tammy Slater, Iowa State University
  • David Oakey, Iowa State University
  • Heidi Ramaeke, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
Eighth Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Conference Title
The role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses
Conference Date
September 10-11, 2010
Geolocation
(42.0307812, -93.63191310000002)
Abstract

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) form a cluster of academic subjects of increasing interest. Lists of academic vocabulary such as the 570-item Academic Word List (AWL) do not generally focus on STEM. Previously (Aist et al., 2010) we delineated four processes for developing a STEM-specific vocabulary from a general resource such as the AWL: selecting STEM words, filtering out non-STEM words, pairing some words with related non-AWL words (e.g., qualitative, quantitative), and extending some words into STEM-specific phrases (e.g., genetic factor, algebraic factor). Extension into phrases was aimed in part at recontextualizing vocabulary items to specify their STEM meaning.

Comments

This is a conference proceeding from the Eighth Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning (2011): 1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Gregory Aist, et al.
Language
en
Date Available
2015-09-01
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Gregory Aist, Tammy Slater, David Oakey and Heidi Ramaeke. "Recursive Search and Social Media for STEM Vocabulary Learning" Ames, IAThe role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses (2011) p. 1 - 4
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tammy_slater/1/