Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Moving learning games forward
The notion of using video games for learning causes some to cringe, others to leap for joy, and many to ask questions about this learning medium. These questions often come from people and organizations that are considering delving into the world of learning games but dont know if this is advisable or dont know where to start. The goal of this paper is to answer those questions about learning games and to help plot a path for people and organizations interested in developing or fostering the
Activity theory and learning from digital games: developing an analytical methodology
This text outlines the development of a methodology that could credibly answer Squire challenge to identify what, if anything, people are learning by playing games.
A Participatory Design Approach for the Support of Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building in
Engagement in collaborative learning and knowledge building activities is still a big challenge for many workplace-learning designers. Especially in highly competitive environments people might be reluctant to give away too much of their tacit knowledge. A feeling of ownership and an involvement of the individual in the planning of the learning activities can be important motivational factors. In an international research project called IntelLEO - Intelligent Learning Extended Organization we in
Deposition of Gold Onto a Glass Substrate by Evaporation Through a Polycarbonate
The deposition of 10 micrometer gold islands on a glass surface by evaporation through a polycarbonate membrane is described.
Guess my X and other techno-pedagogical patterns;
Toward a language of patterns for teaching and lea
Most people see learning mathematics as a demanding, even threatening, endeavour. Consequently, creating technology-enhanced environments and activities for learning mathematics is a challenging domain. It requires a synergism of several dimensions of design knowledge: usability, software design, pedagogical design and subject matter. This paper presents a set of patterns derived from a study on designing collaborative learning activities in mathematics for children aged 10-14, and a set of tool
Unwanted Sex Versus Rape: How the Language Used to Describe Sexual Assault Impacts Perceptions of Pe
A review of recent psychology and medical literature reveals that the term ‘unwanted sex’ has become commonly used in journals. Despite this, no universally held definition for the term could be found. Uses ranged from consensual, yet undesirable sexual intercourse, to rape. It was hypothesized that the term ‘unwanted sex’ may have different connotations than the word rape and impact perceptions of what occurred. It was also hypothesized that using the term ‘unwanted sex’ instead of
Mother and Teacher Interaction in Preschools during Parent-Teacher Conferences
The education of children has been a long-standing issue for stakeholders over numerous years. Various literatures recommend that formal learning should begin during the preschool years of a child’s life, and must include home-school partnerships. Empirical data has shown that parents and teachers who work together can positively impact a child’s success in school. This study sought to gain insight into the phenomenon of parent-teacher interactions in preschools, via the lens of symbolic int
Theory-based support for mobile language learning: noticing and recording
This paper considers the issue of 'noticing' in second language acquisition, and argues for the potential of handheld devices to: (i) support language learners in noticing and recording noticed features 'on the spot', to help them develop their second language system; (ii) help language teachers better understand the specific difficulties of individuals or those from a particular language background; and (iii) facilitate data collection by applied linguistics researchers, which can be fed back i
Historical Case Study of ESL Staff Development for Mainstream Content Area Teachers in a Pennsylvani
This study is an analytical critique of English as a second language (ESL) staff development based on an informed understanding of the field of teacher training that considers the diversity within perceptions and perspectives of the stakeholders. The importance of context will be explored in the district’s ESL staff development programs from 2000-2005; in order to evaluate the future needs in mainstream teacher training. The research sites include an elementary, middle and a high school locate
Virtue Under Fire: Leadership Attributes Required in 21st Century Combat
The purpose of this study is to examine sources of leader attributes and values of U. S. Army officers and to ascertain which attributes and values commissioned officers find most applicable to modern combat. The study compares the theoretical attributes taught in Army officer education programs with the attributes and values practiced by four commissioned officers in Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. In narrative case study form, it presents a phenomenological exploration of the philosoph
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Towards a Grammar of Leadership
Contemporary (empirical) leadership study (CLS) is beset with the inability to define its object efficiently. Consequently, CLS has generated hundreds of so-called leadership “definitions” with no end in sight, leaving the field in disarray. This situation of definitional indefiniteness is due to a lack of a fundamental (philosophical, non-empirical) theory of leadership that articulates a universal leadership reality that grounds and provides referential stability for empirical study. This
Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Com
Film in composition: Developing critical thinking skills through the study of film in first-year composition presents an investigation of the application of film study in college writing instruction. The first two chapters argue for the inclusion of film in the teaching of writing; explore the cultural, social, and political relevance of film for the field of composition; and present a review of the theoretical and pedagogical applications of film study in secondary English and first-year writin
SmatBook a vision for the future e-book
This paper presents a vision for the future of the e-books as part of the growing collective intelligence. The vision entails further development of technologies that will facilitate the creation and use of a new generation of smart books: e-books that are evolving, highly interactive, customisable, adaptable, intelligent, and furnished with a rich set of collaborative authoring and reading support services. The proposed set of tools will be integrated into an intelligent framework for colla
Composition and Identity: A Theoretical Approach to First-Year Composition
Identity has, for some time, been a feature of discussions of social and political issues under the cover of Cultural Studies. In Composition, however, identity has not often been discussed in its psychological or individualistic terms, even as studies have shown that identity is the major influence on what and how people write (Newkirk, 1997; Bracher, 1999; Alcorn, 2002; Tobin, 2004; Tingle, 2004). Resistance to psychological identity in composition is likely due to a lack of understanding of i
Identification and Management of Women With BRCA Mutations or Hereditary Predisposition for Breast a
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, consultant in the breast diagnostic clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her December 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article http://tinyurl.com/3x2dr7v on diagnostic and management approaches to patients with BRCA mutations that put them at higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer.
The United States Postal Service: A Case Study of Large Scale Government Transformation
The challenge of replacing the baby-boomer generation of employees is beginning in government agencies as they face a “tsunami” of retirements. This generation forms the core of middle managers or supervisors who are essential to providing the continuity in government organizations that serve the needs of citizens on a daily basis, or most critically in times of crisis. This same generation of government employees worked through decades of change in public administration. The 1980s privat
JALPES 2010 Strasbourg : Motivation et enseignement non presentiel.
Thème : Première Journée de Pédagogie Médicale d’Alsace Lorraine (JALPES 2010)
Session : motivation et pédagogie en sciences de la santé.
Modérateur : Chantal KOHLER (Service d’histologie et d’immunologie CHU de Nancy) et Thierry POTTECHER (Professeur – service d’Anesthésie Hôpital de Hautepierre – Strasbourg).
Titre : JALPES 2010 Strasbourg : Motivation et enseignement non présentiel.
Auteur : Pierre GILLOIS (MCU-PH Faculté de Médecine de Gr
Thème : Première Journée de Pédagogie Médicale d’Alsace Lorraine (JALPES 2010)