PARC's Teresa Lunt: 'Figuring Out What Is Valuable for You to Know Right Now'
Teresa Lunt, who directs the computing science laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center, is involved in a wide range of activities, including ubiquitous computing, security and privacy, and ethnography for organizational environments and technology design. During a talk with Knowledge@Wharton at the recent Future of Publishing Conference in New York, she discussed a few of her current projects -- such as research into workplace efficiencies, a study on mobile advertising and the creation of a
Worlds Apart: What's Behind the U.S.-China Currency Dispute?
Faced with the possibility of a global currency war, Western countries are increasing their scrutiny of China's currency policies, accusing Beijing of intervening in the markets to keep China's currency weaker than it would be otherwise. In the U.S., politicians and regulators say such tactics undermine efforts to boost exports, and thus take away jobs from American workers. But the controversy is more complicated than that, and touches on policies and attitudes that go back decades. Knowledge@W
Metal hammer is the online version of the heavy metal music magazine, Hammer. Subscription details for the print version are available, along with details of how to order back copies. The website, which is regularly updated, is searchable and features the latest news, reviews, tour dates, competitions and interviews; some interviews are available as videos and there are also a number of podcasts available. Software is required to access these features. Additional features include an A to Z of ar
Pipestone, Minnesota -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
features an area in the southwest corner of Minnesota that reflects a rich history of American Indian quarrying, prosperity brought by the railroad and mining enterprises, and a distinctive natural landscape. This National Register of Historic Places Travel itinerary highlights 30 historic places, including buildings constructed with beautiful local red stone and land still sacred to American Indians.
Open teaching: The key to sustainable and effective open education
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A Model for Strengthening the Software Engineering Research
Like all other New Member States (NMS) Bulgaria is experiencing a dramatic change in all areas of its society. These changes reflect very seriously on the research capacity of the country and, in particular to Sofia University (SU). The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) has experienced some serious problems closely related to the general socio-economic and the research environment in Bulgaria. This paper describes a model for strengthening the research capacity of FMI, especially the
Making lifelong learning a reality for all
The impact of legal and political frameworks on accessibl
Within the EU4ALL project (www.eu4all-project.eu) extensive research has been undertaken to detect the impact of legal and political frameworks on the accessibility of lifelong learning (ALL), with a clear focus on higher education in this initial phase. The introduction of appropriate technologies in educational institutions is accompanied and shaped by legal and political concepts, measures and programmes capable of reducing or strengthening existing barriers to the participation in lifelong l
Providing Efficient Event Information Management to CSCL Applications
This work aims to explore the importance of carrying out an efficient management of the event information generated from CSCL applications during the collaborative learning process. The achievement of this task first involves the design of a conceptual model of collaborative learning interaction that captures and distinguishes several high-level collaborative learning processes, which in turns leads to a computational model. To achieve that, we first define the main types of event information ge
A Grid-Based Approach for Processing Group Activity Log Files
The information collected regarding group activity in a collaborative learning environment requires classifying, structuring and processing. The aim is to process this information in order to extract, reveal and provide students and tutors with valuable knowledge, awareness and feedback in order to successfully perform the collaborative learning activity. However, the large amount of information generated during online group activity may be timeconsuming to process and, hence, can hinder the rea
Компютърните игри – новата медия в образованието
Компютърните игри са сред най-популярните забавления не само за младите, а и за хората в по-напреднала възраст. Въпросът, който ние често си задаваме е - дали те са само забавление или могат да ни научат на нещо полезно. За децата такива игри са първия им контакт с компютрите.
Implementation of ICT in Higher Education as Interacting Activity Systems
Implementation of ICT in higher education is not a trivial process. It is however a process leading to a number of challenges and problems. The paper develops a theoretical model of the implementation of ICT in higher education based on activity theory and on a case study in a Danish university. The model suggest that implementation in itself is an activity system. The implementation activity is composed of three processes: Selection of ICT; adaptation of ICT and change of practice with ICT. Fur
The role of interactive visualizations in the development of concepts of logic.
The main objective of the experiments described in this paper is to examine whether instructional variables often used in learning empirical sciences can also be used to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in the formal sciences, particularly in learning logic. In learning empirical sciences, many positive effects have been reported which can be accounted for by the use of visualisation techniques, multiple representations and possibilities for the learners to interact with repres
I Make Note of This
The illustration is an open music score. Father Christmas is the composer and the greeting is written in musical notes and clef signs on the staffs. It says: I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE BRIGHTEST OF NEW YEARS.
often is with youngstersthey agreed to dis agree. Well it they ever intend to do such a thing that is the proper timeto do so and not wait untill it is too late for an honorable disagreementI would have liked to been atthe fair but as it was impossible I will try andbe there next fall I willbe discharged on the 27th of August if I live and I havegood prospects of that at presentfor I must close for ther isnothing of importance towrite and I will not tireyou with my foolishness So good Bye and
Auburn vs. Clemson (1954)
"The triumph was another team victory for the Plainsmen as they chalked up their fourth win in a row. Hoppy Middleton, with three first half touchdowns, lead the Auburn Tigers to a smashing 27 to 6 decision over Clemson before a Homecoming crowd of 24,000. Although the game was marred by a constant flow of penalties, the Plainsmen left no doubt of their superiority in the minds of Coach Frank Howard's elevens. The Auburn forward wall deserved much credit for the decisiveness of the victory. They
Auburn vs. Mississippi Southern (1947)
"The first stop on a rugged nine game schedule found the Tigers meeting the Mississippi Southern Panthers in Montgomery's Cramton Bowl. 15,000 amazed fans saw the Delta State eleven play heads-up football to hand the Tigers the first of seven defeats they were to encounter in 1947. A hard charging Southern forward wall held Auburn in check, while the Panther backs turned on the steam to whip the impotent Tigers, 19-13. It was the great running of halfbacks Bennie Ray Nobles and Tom Phillips that
Auburn vs. Florida (1949)
"Taking full advantage of an open date in the schedule to iron out the rough spots, the Tigers turned the Florida Gators everyway but loose in their second game of the season at Ladd Stadium in Mobile. Battling furiously for their first conference victory in two years the Auburn gridders completely outplayed a favored Gator team only to see the game end in a 14-14 tie. The Tigers were faced with the task of stopping the talented arrray of Gator Backs and not only did they do this but the Tigers
Tutwiler Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of The Tutwiler, a hotel in Birmingham, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The Tutwiler. Birmingham's largest and finest, 450 rooms--450 baths, one of the Dinkler Hotels, dispensers of true Southern hospitality. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mrs. W.C. Vickers, Abbeville, Ala., postmarked Jul. 22, 1933.
Natural Bridge of Alabama, Winston County, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of the Natural Bridge of Alabama located in Winston County. This rock arch is the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies, spanning over 127 ft (40 m), which has public access. Postcard text: (back) Natural Bridge of Alabama located in Winston County, Alabama, called "Free State of Winston," 10 miles south of Haleyville, Alabama. Highway No. 5. Picnic grounds. Artesian water. Souvenirs. Visited by tourists from all 48 states and many foreign countries. Open ye
Mirror Lake at Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama 2
This image is a colorized photograph of Mirror Lake in Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Ala.