New course content includes a focus in week 5 (Corpus linguistics in action – looking at social issues through corpora) on forensic linguistics. There is an additional reading by Tim Johns on data driven learning in Week 7 (Language learning and corpus linguistics). In week 4 (How do you build a corpus) there is a new video describing the use of TagAnt part of speech tagger.
Shame no new content on collecting corpora from the web.
There may be other new content I may have overlooked, will update this post if I find any.
New platform additions include a blog aggregator and a twitter visualiser. Unfortunately the forum system is still as clunky as clunky thing can be.
For any language teachers reading this do consider checking out the Google+ Corpus Linguistics community.
Digital Play has been a favourite bookmark of mine since late 2009 so when I heard that the authors of the site were hosting the Teaching & Language Learning Through Gamification (tllg) online course (need moodle account, or see the tllg wikispaces archive ) I was quite keen.
Having said that, I have yet to make one of the live webcasts but luckily they are archived. The first one by Joe Periera on Interactive Fiction is the only one I have seen all the way through. I think that for most teachers unfamiliar with digital gaming in the classroom this session would be the closest to the traditional landscape of language teaching and learning.