Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Introduction ‘Europe’ is a key issue of contemporary political debate and provides one of the most contentious questions facing party leaders and the voters of more than one country. But what is the nature of the issue, and what does it actually involve? What are the precise questions that contemporary Europe poses? Europe is in flux, and many of the key reference points of a traditional Europe have weakened or disappeared altogether. One of the key aspects of the present situation, therefore, is that
‘Europe’ is a key issue of contemporary political debate and provides one of the most contentious questions facing party leaders and the voters of more than one country. But what is the nature of the issue, and what does it actually involve? What are the precise questions that contemporary Europe poses? Europe is in flux, and many of the key reference points of a traditional Europe have weakened or disappeared altogether. One of the key aspects of the present situation, therefore, is that
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
HEALth Case Studies
This program was designed for dental hygiene and dentistry students to help them learn about evidence-based dentistry and its role in providing quality dental care. This program uses patient-based case studies combined with interactive tools and activities to help students become effective consumers of oral health research data. They learn to locate, evaluate, and use the outcomes of research studies to improve patient assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision making, and treatment planning, as w
Atravesando el portal digital: la nov?sima Arquitectura de los tiempos de la Internet. - (Crossing
Our architectonical environment is based on the material concept - entity whose control marks the relevance of the XX century: the atom. Across the threshold of the XXI century a new virtual entity - concept: the bit, spreads to became the basic unit of power - control - production, being its more dynamic evidence the phenomenon known as Internet, establishing complex relationships with groups constituted in the net like Virtual Communities, outlining metaphors that involve Urbanists and Archite
Populations and ecosystems
The ecosystem concept is rather complex, but students often find these interactions interesting and are usually easily engaged in ecosystem studies. You can then capitalize on student curiosity by providing a learning environment conducive to inquiry.
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Guide to the Ernest Rice McKinney Papers1929-1935, 1942
Ernest McKinney was an African American journalist who played an integral role as an unemployed organizer for the National Unemployed League. This collection includes personal papers, and it should be noted that McKinney sometimes writes under the pseudonym of David Coolidge.
STELLAR European Research Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning
Starting February 1st, 2009, the European Union is supporting a new Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning called STELLAR (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning Large-scale multidisciplinary Research). STELLAR represents the effort of the leading European institutions and projects in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) to unify their diverse community. This Network of Excellence is motivated by the need for European research on TEL to build upon, synergize and extend the valuable
MA133 Calculus 120210 David Pruis
Weekly calculus class upload from Grand Rapids Community College.
Raspi Kinect Brian Benchoff of Hack-a-Day highlights a project that will gladden many a Kinect hardware hackers heart, a non-Microsoft driver for the Kinect and Raspberry Pi. As he says, let the race begin... The old gen 1 Kinect has seen a fair bit of use in the field of making 3D scans out of r
Brian Benchoff of Hack-a-Day highlights a project that will gladden many a Kinect hardware hackers heart, a non-Microsoft driver for the Kinect and Raspberry Pi. As he says, let the race begin...
The old gen 1 Kinect has seen a fair bit of use in the field of making 3D scans out of r
Exploring Semantic Description and
Matching Technologies for Enhancing the
Automatic Composition of
In the implementation of e-learning frameworks, a problem still unsolved is how to use and integrate low-level learning services to compose more complex high-level services or tools that make sense to both tutors and learners. In that sense semantic description of Grid learning Services appears like a powerful tool to be used for discovering and matching learning services depending of a set of parameters inside the learning framework. These parameters must represent significant functional charac
Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease
Students are introduced to vocabulary, and their prior knowledge about infectious diseases is assessed. They conduct a liquid exchange activity that models the spread of an infectious disease. An activity summary discussion helps students extend and apply their understanding of how an infectious disease may spread. Students work in small groups to examine real-life cases of infectious diseases from different countries and diverse approaches in solving the health problems caused by infectious dis
Women in World History
Women in World History is an online curriculum resource center designed to help high school and college world history teachers and students find and analyze online primary sources on women in world history. Materials encourage teachers to integrate recent scholarship and give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding global women’s history. Women in World History reflects three approaches central to current scholarship in world history and the history of women: an emphasis on
Internet Scout Project
The Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, part of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, conducts ecological studies of honey bees to improve honey production and pollination of agricultural crops. This award-winning Web site has recently added an Expert Forum on Honey Bees where users are able submit their questions to USDA experts and receive a response via email. A database of previously submitted questions and answers is maintained for viewers to browse or search
Science in Focus: Energy
Explore the notion of "conservation of energy" the idea that energy can neither be created nor destroyed.,Students in an elementary school classroom examine apples that were dried in solar cookers that they made out of aluminum foil and cardboard. They also have tea that was brewed in a jar that sat out in the sun.
College Lesson Study Project
The process of Lesson Study is a unique form of collaborative classroom inquiry, frequently practiced in Japanese elementary schools, in which a small team of instructors designs, teaches, studies and refines a single class lesson.
The Development and Use of Representations in Teaching and Learning about Problem Solving: Exploring
Tim Boerst has explored instructional approaches that foster the development of representational skill and routine use of multiple representations in problem solving. In particular he has used the 'Rule of 3' (a structure employed in calculus reform materials that highlights the use of numerical, algebraic, and/or graphic representations in mathematical learning) to see whether an emphasis on multiple representations would deepen mathematical learning opportunities for a wide variety of students
Creating a Community of Learners: Lessons from a High School Journalism Program
This site provides an example and illustration of a learning community in a high school journalism class. The site is drawn from the teacher's reflections as well as a researcher's studies in this classroom. The site describes the key components of learning communities, their manifestation in this classroom, videos of classroom interactions, and a related bibliography.