Applying Social Psychology and Revisiting Themes from the course Social Psychology
Social psychology is the scientific study of the way people think about, feel, and behave in social situations. It involves understanding how people influence, and are influenced by, the others around them. A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings of social psychology. Topics to be covered include: impression formation, conformity, prosocial behavior, interpersonal attraction, persuasion, stereotyping and prejudice. Equally i
Video-as-Data and Digital Video Manipulation Techniques for Transforming
Learning Sciences Research,
This chapter concerns the theoretical and empirical foundations and current progress of the Digital Interactive Video Exploration and Reflection (DIVER) Project at Stanford University. The DIVER Project aspires to accelerate cultural appropriation of video as a fluid expressive medium for generating, sharing, and critiquing different perspectives on the same richly recorded events and to work with others to establish a Digital Video Collaboratory (DVC) that enables cumulative knowledge building
Exploratory and Experimental Learning? For Teachers and Researchers tool
The term exploratory learning usually denotes some type of activity used by students, with or without a teacher's supervision, to facilitate the learning and mastery of a predefined and relatively circumscribed domain. That exploration may be more or less guided, according to the domain structure and the teacher's pedagogical goals and strategies. But there is also another way to use exploratory and even experimental learning, which may be used inside or outside an educational setting: rathe
SEXTANT, un langage de modélisation des connaissances pour la navigation textuelle
Nous présentons tout d'abord notre conception de la navigation textuelle conçue comme un processus cognitif qui convoque des connaissances qui sont propres à la finalité de la navigation. Nous formulons l'hypothèse que ces connaissances peuvent être, en partie, modélisées sous une forme déclarative avec le langage SEXTANT que nous décrivons. Enfin, nous présentons deux applications qui utilisent la plate-forme NaviTexte dans laquelle le langage SEXTANT est implémenté.,Proceedings wi
Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
The UChannel (also known as the University Channel) makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public. It is a place where academics can air their ideas and present research in a full-length, uncut format. Participating universities contribute video and audio recordings of lectures, seminars, panels and interviews to a virtual pool of academic content. Participants produce their own content, under their own name. The UChannel provides the audience for
Laboratory Investigation of Aspirin
These files outline a laboratory-based investigation into the composition of commercially available Aspirin tablets. The files include student handouts, notes for tutors, suggested marking schemes and technical notes. The investigation takes place over several 3-hour lab sessions and is suitable for 1st year undergraduate chemistry students (at least)
Students divide into five research teams to make recommendations for building a new observatory for NASA. Students will evaluate scientific and cultural data for five potential sites in Antarctica, Japan, Chile, and the United States and make presentations to a formal review panel.
NIST Time and Frequency Information
The Time and Frequency Division, part of NIST's Physics Laboratory, maintains the standard for frequency and time interval for the United States, provides official time to the United States, and carries out a broad program of research and service activities in time and frequency metrology.
Audio Interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about MARTE and the Rio Tinto
This site features links to broadcast quality audio files and transcripts from an interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) which is to take place near the Rio Tinto in Spain. Interview topics include the MARTE expedition, the definition of an extremophile, the significance of the color and pH of Rio Tinto, equipment for the MARTE experiment, the possibility of a Mars drilling mission, and the resemblance of Rio Tinto geochemistry to that of
Using Problem-Based Teaching and Problem-Based Learning to Improve the Teaching of Electrochemistry
This is a paper from The China Papers dated July 2003 that describes current chemical education methods in China and the introduction of problem-based learning at one institution in the physical chemistry course which is where electrochemistry is apparently taught.
Dr. Carol Miller - Academic Spotlight
Dr. Carol Miller, distinguished professor of business law, was recently selected as the recipient of the Women's Justice Legal Scholar award. The award is presented by the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly Media. The Legal Scholar award is awarded to women faculty members or administrators who have fulfilled the women's justice ideals through their own work with the justice system through their research or scholarship, or through teaching and inspiring others. The award recognizes women across Missouri
Learning spaces: evaluation
A presentation which provides an overview of key research questions relating to the development of fit for purpose learning spaces
CHEM 525 NMR Spectroscopy
This site provides both classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of NMR. Some nuts and bolts aspects of NMR and the basics of two-dimensional spectroscopy are also covered. This web site should be informative for graduate students or professionals seeking a more thorough understanding of the basic principles underlying NMR spectroscopy.
The latest addition to the Office of Naval Research's Science and Technology Focus site (last mentioned in March 29, 2002 Scout Report) is the Space Sciences Page. The site contains the Observing the Sky link, which has easily read information, photographs, and illustrations on earth rotation, orbit, seasons, observing stars, and more. The Navy and Satellites link describes the Navy's role in launching satellites and how that's accomplished while additional facts can be found on the Naval Resear
Semi-Riemann Geometry and General Relativity
This book represents course notes for a one semester course at the undergraduate level giving an introduction to Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The background assumed is a good grounding in linear algebra and in advanced calculus, preferably in the language of differential forms. This book covers the following topics: The principal curvatures; rules of calculus; Levi-Civita Connections; bundle of frames; connections on prin
DNA microarray analysis is one of the fastest-growing new technologies in the field of genetic research. Scientists are using DNA microarrays to investigate everything from cancer to pest control. Now you can do your own DNA microarray experiment! Here you will use a DNA microarray to investigate the differences between a healthy cell and a cancer cell.
Modeling for Understanding in Science and Technology Education (MUSE)
The Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE) web site features science curricula consistent with the goals set forth in the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy. The curricula and teacher's guides focus on astronomy (earth-moon-sun dynamics), evolutionary biology (natural selection) and classical genetics, with each unit unfolding over nine weeks. The product of a teacher-student-researcher collaboration and long-term research, the in-dept
This interactive article looks at research findings over the past few decades that concludes birds are, in fact, a kind of theropod dinosaur. The article includes the following: An overview explaining how scientists identify and classify new specimens; An introduction to the finding that theropod dinosaurs, like Velociraptor, are more closely related to modern birds than they are to almost any other kind of dinosaur; A detailed answer to the question, What is a theropod? An interactive that allo
This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a collection of activities that can be used in undergraduate geochemistry courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more.