18.107 new on WWW: CIT Infobits; word-counts

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 13:26:38 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 107.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas_at_email.unc.edu> (20)
         Subject: CIT INFOBITS -- July 2004

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (13)
         Subject: word-counts

         Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 06:47:21 +0100
         From: Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas_at_email.unc.edu>
         Subject: CIT INFOBITS -- July 2004

CIT INFOBITS July 2004 No. 73 ISSN 1521-9275


INFOBITS is an electronic service of The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill's Center for Instructional Technology. Each month the
CIT's Information Resources Consultant monitors and selects from a
number of information and instructional technology sources
that come to her attention and provides brief notes for electronic
dissemination to educators.


New Book of Online Education Case Studies
Video on Copyright Issues
Combating Cheating in Online Student Assessment
Social Interaction in Online Learning
Online Courses: Costs and Caps
UNC-Chapel Hill CIT Launches Software Evaluation Publication
The Sakai Project
Recommended Reading

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INFOBITS is also available online on the World Wide Web at
http://www.unc.edu/cit/infobits/ (HTML format) and at
http://www.unc.edu/cit/infobits/text/index.html (plain text format).

         Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 06:53:41 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: word-counts

A colleague at King's College London alerted me recently to the Wordcount
site, "an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the
86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonality.
Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that
precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. The larger
the word, the more we use it. The smaller the word, the more uncommon it
is." See http://www.wordcount.org/main.php.


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