Socrates Mailbox - Synthesis Report
A two-year Observatory project in the context of the SOCRATES - ODL sub-programme of the DG22 of the European Commission, the Socrates - Mailbox project started in September 1996. It aims at studying the use of electronic communication systems in Primary and Secondary school environments, through an ethnographic approach. The experiences of 17 schools have been studied in six European countries.,Final report of the Socrates-Mailbox research project, National Centre for Educational Resources, Osl
An analysis of learner arguments in a collective
This contribution analyses the arguments of students in a learning activity entitled "Argue Graph". This activity is intended to make students understand the relationship between learning theories and design choices in courseware development. The analysis of arguments is centered on the effects of discussion and opinion conflict on the elaboration of arguments. We then use an adaptation of a collective intelligence model to describe the knowledge flow among people and artifacts during the learni
Data Recording and Usage Interaction Analysis in Asynchronous Discussions: The D.I.A.S. System.
This paper describes the development and the implementation of a new Asynchronous Discussion Forum Software, called DIAS. While evaluating several corresponding software, we came to the conclusion that they seem to be inadequate to support the use of this activity (asynchronous discussion) as a substantial part of the learning process. Most actual forums, that incorporate interaction analysis functions, support mainly administrators, or teachers, while offer only basic awareness functions to the
Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
Streaming Media in the Classroom - An overview of the current use of streaming technologies and the
Video and sound can support education in Europe in a significant way as they appeal to learning modalities other than the purely textual linguistic ones usually found in traditional learning environments. Their use can also lead to increased visual literacy. However despite the fact that video and sound have been used for educational purposes since television was invented most practitioners agree they have never had the impact that was expected. This is largely due to the many challenges faced i
Integration of virtual players into a pedagogical simulator
The development of learner activity is a key element in the improvement of ITS (Intelligent Tutoring Systems). In business simulation, the learner is stimulated by competition with other learners. In practice, it is not always possible to find enough participants, hence the idea of virtual player participation. The SIMPLUS system proposes a generic approach to this end and creates virtual players within a business simulation without modifying the simulation itself.
Surfen over glad ijs; ICT-implementatiestrategieën in het hoger onderwijs vanuit veranderkundig per
Not available,Sligte, H., Schoonenboom, J., Dekker, P.J., & Polder, K.-J. (Eds.). (2005). Surfen over glad ijs; ICT-implementatiestrategieën in het hoger onderwijs vanuit veranderkundig perspectief. [ICT implementation strategies in higher education from a change manag
A Semantic Approach to Discovering Learning Services in Grid-Based Collaborative Systems
CSCL systems can benefit from using grids since they offer a common infrastructure enabling the access to an extended pool of resources that can provide super- computing capabilities as well as specific hardware resources. Adopting a service oriented architecture such as OGSA can further benefit CSCL systems, enabling increased flexibility to adapt and reuse learning software offered by third party providers. However, service discovery is a challenge for educators, since they cannot use their ow
Review of the impact of technology-enhanced learning on roles and practices in Higher Education
This initial review draws together the state of the art in research into the impact of technology on roles and practices in higher education and sets an agenda for the remaining work of the project.,(D30.2.1) EU Sixth Framework programme priority 2, Information society technology, Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope, (contract NoE IST-507838), project "The impact of technology-enhanced learning on roles and practices in higher education"
Monkey Meat and the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
West Africa is being plagued by a new outbreak of Ebola — a terrifying disease that causes its victims to bleed to death from the inside out. Ebola has no cure, and the latest epidemic is spreading fast. VICE News visited Liberia, where many feel the new outbreak began, borne from the bushmeat markets of Lofa. Western scientists feel that the consumption and preparation of meat from monkeys, fruit bats, and other forest animals is behind the transmission of Ebola, and possibly a new s
December Graduation - 1st Ceremony
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Skills for Learning - Grammar Diagnostic tool
Interactive 30 question quiz with feedback for each answer. Grammar diagnostic tool (based around entry level research processes). Download this zipped file and open the file named 'academic_comm_skin.swf' - the quiz will then run from the start.
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: Web-based Library
This is a study of web-based library and information services 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...
Feats of Strength | University of St. Thomas
Dave Ostlund competes nationally and internationally as a professional strongman. The quirky but physically demanding sport consists of a variety of power and endurance displays, measured in maximum lifts or in repetitions on the clock. Athletes lift or tip cars, deadlift logs or tractor tires, and even hurl boulders and empty beer kegs. Ostlund was exposed to some strongman activities while a Tommie undergraduate. He jumped headfirst into the sport after he graduated from the University of St.
Mock Law Interview
This video shows a mock interview for an undergraduate place to study law
University of Nottingham, Civil Engineering resources
Students will research common diseases/disorders that affect the nervous system. They can present their findings to the class to enhance the class's understanding