A short history of Thanksgiving. This two minute video does not have any narration. It uses some quotes. For older students.
Hinterland Who's Who of the Wolf
A one minute video that helps people understand the many wrong views of the wolf that has recently being delisted as an endangered animal by the Department of Interior depsite being few in numbers. This is a great video as it shows the nature of the wolf. There are also more videos listed on the site about other types of animals. Run time 01:02.
"All's Well That Ends Well" anonymous 18th Century (poetry reading)
Misogyny isn't funny any more. How strange it is that humour changes so quickly. Very few things that used to be considered funny are able to amuse us today. Shakespeare's comedy isn't funny. I can think of a few exceptions - Winnie the Pooh, for instance - but in the main, old comedy isn't funny now. Can you watch old TV shows such as I Love Lucy and laugh? Humour is like Art - it has periods and it progresses by innovation. Any example can be identified by century - even by decade in t
Starbucks grows coffee in China
Yunnan coffee bean farm marks first time Starbucks is growing its own coffee, as U.S. chain eyes further expansion in China
Suu Kyi back to work
Just two days after her release from house arrest, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets members of her political party.
Treating trauma of volcano victims
Psychiatric hospitals in Central Java, Indonesia report an increase in patients following the deadly eruptions of Mount Merapi volcano.
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Students' performance and satisfaction with Web vs. paper-based practice quizzes and lecture notes
The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred and twenty two undergraduate students used either a web site or printed documents to answer 18 mathematics questions during a tutored session. A revised
MobMaps: Towards a Shared Environment for Collaborative Social Activism
Nowadays it is possible to disseminate information to the all world in real time using current communication tools supported mostly by the Internet. The work of several organizations reporting a multitude of problems that our society faces can be sustained by participatory platforms, which stimulate the collaboration of participants all over the world. In this paper we present a technological platform that provides a shared environment for collaborative social activism. We adapted the platform t
Towards an organisational model of interface
university structure as a means of serving Lifelong
The paper conceptualises on the experiences of the Centre of Information Society Technologies (CIST), Sofia University, Bulgaria, in serving the learning and training needs of non-university audiences who fall in situations that can be described as lifelong learning-determined. In developing this conceptualisation we use the research findings and policy agendas in two distinct areas Lifelong Learning, and Higher Education Systems. More specifically we explore the organisational and management
A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Pre
This study was an investigation of the perceptions of university certification officers in teacher education in a state university system regarding university responses to accountability, standardized testing, predictive models, gatekeeping, and intervention strategies, and incorporates the issues of social justice and ethics. This study also includes the development of a predictive model to predict results on the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (ELED:CIA) t
In Search of One's Pack: A Narrative Study of a Working-Class Woman in the Academy
Utilizing an autobiographical approach by comparing and contrasting my story with other scholars’ stories whose social-class backgrounds are similar to mine, and by analyzing this information through the works of scholars whose research has helped others working in the fields of composition and teaching, I explore the crisscrossing of the female sex, working class, and academia. This exploration attempts to uncover the influences of social class and gender on an academic from a working-class b
Writing to Learn Mathematics: A Mixed Method Study
This study sought to address a research gap by studying students who had been taught mathematics using writing. The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of students’ perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of this pedagogical approach. The types of writing students performed in mathematics classes were described, and students’ preferences regarding these tasks were analyzed. Finally, a comparison was made between female and male students’ responses in order to see whether gen
Interfacing adaptive solutions with corporate training systems
not available,Research report of the ProLearn Network of Excellence (IST 507310), Deliverable 1.9
SECI-based Professional Learning Process Framework
This deliverable focuses on the link between individual and organizational learning based on the interaction processes at the workplace, and key implications for personal and organizational knowledge management as they relate to organizational performance. Building on the results from PROLEARN D5.3, which introduced the SECI process framework, we here modify the SECI model so that it better fits the observed interaction processes that go on between employees at the workplace. The aim is to captu
A Bayesian Student Model without Hidden Nodes and Its Comparison with Item Response Theory
The Bayesian framework offers a number of techniques for inferring an individual's knowledge state from evidence of mastery of concepts or skills. A typical application where such a technique can be useful is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). A Bayesian modeling scheme, POKS, is proposed and compared to the traditional Item Response Theory (IRT), which has been the prevalent CAT approach for the last three decades. POKS is based on the theory of knowledge spaces and constructs item-to-item gra
Enhancing Collaborative Language Learning in Engineering Education with Team Portfolio
This paper describes the development and implementation of learning and teaching experiment to encourage the use of e-portfolio in language learning courses and also the integration of English courses with professional studies of engineering students. This is an ongoing project which is annually developed and improved based on student feedback the focus being on collaborative and communicative language learning. New learning environments, such as learning platforms, e.g. R5 Generation, Skype and
Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models
Presents quantitative approaches to theory construction in the context of multiple response variables, with models for both continuous and categorical data.