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For Educators

Partner Spotlight: Mango Languages

Kaitlyn Tagarelli, Head of Research at Mango Languages, answered some of our questions regarding their work. Please tell us a little bit about Mango Languages. Mango Languages is a language learning software company. Our core product is a language learning app, with courses in over 70 world languages and over 20 English as a Second Language (e.g.,...

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The Task Matters Scoping Review 

Reading Comprehension Reading comprehension is a multifaceted cognitive process that involves several intricate steps including visually processing words, grasping meanings, interpreting sentences, and piecing together narratives. The culmination of these steps is a deep understanding of the text’s content. However, for individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this process can be quite challenging. Understanding ADHD ADHD, a common...

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Bridging the Gap: How the EFL-Shoelace Learning Partnership is Revolutionizing Literacy Education

In a rapidly evolving digital world where children are more connected to screens than ever before, the need for innovative solutions to improve literacy skills has never been more critical. Enter the Ensuring Full Literacy (EFL) team’s partnership with Shoelace Learning, a company dedicated to transforming reading comprehension education through an engaging games-based online platform.  Both on a...

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Ensuring Full Literacy Mid-Point and Annual Meeting Update

After another very successful annual meeting, the Ensuring Full Literacy (EFL) team, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional group formed by a shared Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant, is reaching their mid-point with exciting research and initiatives unfolding.  Who is EFL? EFL is a team of almost 150 scholars, industry, community, and outreach...

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UBC Scholar, Ife Adebara, Helping AI Overcome Its Language Barrier

People around the world have been impressed with ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI that uses natural language processing (NLP) to seemingly answer any question.  It works much better than similar technologies that came before it—as long as you prompt it in English. Ife Adebara is working to make sure less widely spoken languages from her...

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Research Spotlight: Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

Dr. Abdul-Mageed, a Computational Modelling theme Co-Lead for the EFL SSHRC PG, answered some questions for us regarding his work with natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning, his recent appointment as a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and how his projects address some of the pressing issues at...

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Next Generation Scholar Spotlight: Klaudia Krenca

What led you to be interested in Developmental Psychology and Education? I have always been curious about the skills that children need to understand what they read given its foundational role in all aspects of life. This curiosity to learn more about children’s development led me to complete a PhD in Developmental Psychology and Education,...

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Monthly Trainee Workshop

Diana, Michelle, and Michele delivered a workshop on how to create engaging infographics for knowledge mobilization.

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Open Post-Doctoral Fellow Position: UBC

Guofang Li has an open Post-doctoral Fellow position within the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC. Please share this with your teams or with anyone you know who might be interested.

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Talks, Media and Publications

A list of some of the talks, presentations, and publications from Q2 and Q3 of Year 2. Publications Parks, K. M., Moreau, C. N., Hannah, K. E., Brainin, L., & Joanisse, M. F. (2021). The Task Matters: AScoping Review on Reading Comprehension Abilities in ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders,10870547211068047. Turin, M., & Hanks, R. (2021). Literacy. The...