Do partners care about their mutual location? Spatial awareness in virtual environments
This paper reports on four experimental studies concerning regard to how people use space so as to solve problems collaboratively in virtual environments. Prior to presenting the results, it summarizes the wide range of literature concerning social uses of spatiality in human interactions. The experiments we conducted revealed that virtual space modifies and improves collaborative processes such as division of labor, grounding, communication, coordination, as well as the performance to the task.
Is support really necessary within educational games?
Games can be powerful learning devices because of their interactive and multimedia capabilities, and their abilities to keep students motivated, active, deeply immersed and engaged for sustained periods of time. Yet the extent to which this translates into more effective knowledge and skill acquisition is not clear from the research reported so far. Several researchers have stressed that support tools should be added to game environments to ensure that learning takes place. In this paper we will
Construction et conduite des instruments dans les apprentissages mathématiques : nécessité des or
Not available,Document pour l'habilitation à diriger des recherches. Novembre 2003. Paris 7. France
Collaborative Ontological Engineering of Instructional Design Knowledge for an ITS Authoring Environ
Intelligence in an ITS authoring system could rely on content-based engineering of instructional design (ID) knowledge, i.e. based on principles such as conceptualization, standardization and theory -awareness. An ontology - based architecture with appropriate ontologies has been proposed for a theoryaware ITS authoring system. Ontological engineering (OE) as a collaborative process jointly conducted by an OE expert and an ID expert is presented as a step on a roadmap towards a theory-aware ITS
Mastering by the teacher of the instrumental genesis in CAS environments: necessity of instrumental
In this article, we study didactic phenomena identified in integration experiments within our classes, CAS(implemented in calculators). From this study, we show the interest of an instrumental approach to understand the influence of tools on the mathematical approach and on the building of students' knowledge: through a process - instrumental genesis - a calculator becomes a mathematical work tool; this process depends on the tool's constraints and potentialities, on students' knowledge, and on
Analyse didactique de protocoles obtenus dans un EIAH en algèbre
Le micromonde APLUSIX permet de garder des traces de l'activité des élèves qui l'utilisent. En effet, il enregistre, dans leur totalité, aussi bien les événements du clavier, que les actions de la souris. Il est ensuite possible de suivre à l'aide d'un "magnétoscope" les évolutions des élèves. Nous avons conduit des expérimentations destinées à établir un état des lieux des connaissances des élèves en algèbre en début d'année scolaire, dans des classes de troisième, seconde
FPCLW: Session 2
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote ministerial address - Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation.
Analysing User Generated Content for social science. Generational "we sense" in the Italian blogosph
This was a presentation given at the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, held in Manchester between 18th and 20th July 2008. This video is 15 minutes 20 seconds long....
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: Scenarios, Use Cas
This is the scenarios, use cases and reference models section of the final report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with...
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: brief survey of po
This is a brief survey of portals in the UK from the final report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to...
The Portal ITT: Meeting the needs of e-Research
This is a presentation from the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to "portal" type services and tools, to identify...
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: interim report
This is the interim report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to "portal" type services and tools, to...
Louise Bourgeois exhibition review
"Time Out" exhibition review and student worksheet
Basic Liquid Chromatography
A complete textbook of liquid chromatography by Yuri Kazakevich and Harold McNair on the Web. Extraordinarily comprehensive in its coverage of fundamental chromatographic theory and instrumentation for a website.
This site contains detailed course materials for an environmental geochemistry class. The site includes lecture notes and on-line quizzes as pdf files. This site provides detailed information about important concepts dealing with the general interface of analytical and environmental geochemistry including sections on chemical equilibria, heavy metals, organic pollutants, and mineral solubility. This material will be especially useful for students and faculty interested in practical application
This site by GlobalFia provides a tutorial on the general aspects of flow injection analysis (FIA), sequential injection analysis (SIA) and the newly coined zone fluidics. Thus, it serves as an excellent resource for teaching flow methods to both undergraduates and graduate students, and as a refresher to practitioners. The tutorials are divided into 9 sections: introduction, fundamentals, dispersion, enrichment, chemistry, SIA, zone fluidics and bibliography. This modular approach makes inform
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Compendium of web resources for faculty interested in incorporating problem-based learning and case studies in their courses. Case teaching notes, problem based learning. Article designed for faculty interested in incorportating case discussion in introductory and more advanced courses.
Classic Sesame Street-Bees and Honey
In the classic Sesame Street video, a beekeeper shows how bees make honey. This is a wonderful teaching resource for a lesson/unit on insects and/or flowers. It would also work well in conjunction with a story/basal on bees. Young students will enjoy the real life footage of bees and certainly will help to build background knowledge. Some of the key words addressed in this video include hive, beekeeper, and honeycombs. (2:03)
Benefits and financial support
The benefits and financial support page of the UK government's Directgov website gives access to information on a range of benefits and how to claim them. The page includes details of: low income; bereavement; retirement; caring; workseekers; bringing up children; illness and injury; and disability benefits. A link is provided to the 'benefits adviser' which can be used to calculate entitlement to benefits by answering questions anonymously online.