Achieving Affective Impact: Visual Emotive Communication in Lifelike Pedagogical Agents
Lifelike animated agents for knowledge-based learning environments can provide timely, customized advice to support learnersâ problem-solving activities. By drawing on a rich repertoire of emotive behaviors to exhibit contextually appropriate facial expressions and emotive gestures, these agents could exploit the visual channel to more effectively communicate with learners. To address these issues, this article proposes the emotive-kinesthetic behavior sequencing framework for dynamically seque
Adaptive and context-aware scenarios for technology-enhanced learning system based on a didactical t
Among the main issues of future technology-enhanced learning systems, we can mention the following ones: the ability to reuse learning resources (learning objects, tools and services) from large repositories, to take into account the context and to allow dynamic adaptation to different learners based on substantial advances in pedagogical theories and knowledge models. In our framework, the goal of scenarios is to describe the learning and tutoring activities to acquire some knowledge domain (fo
Internet Scout Project
Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) sponsors the Clay Mathematics Research Academy to "inspire young people with the thrill of working on the frontiers of mathematical research." Each year, twelve high school students are recruited and a Colloquium is held at CMI headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After the intense 8-day seminar, participants continue their work using iResearch, a web-based collaborative tool suite designed by the Academy. The 2004 Academy Colloqium Series was held March 19
A Comparison of Model-Tracing and Constraint-Based Intelligent Tutoring Paradigms
Two approaches to building intelligent tutoring systems are the well-established model-tracing paradigm and the relatively newer constraint-based paradigm. Proponents of the constraint-based paradigm claim that it affords performance at levels comparable to that of model-tracing tutors, but with significantly less development effort. We have built both a model-tracing and constraint-based tutor for the same problem domain (statistical hypothesis testing) and report on our findings with the goals
Anxiety Disorders I from the course Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Fall 2006. This course offers theoretical and empirical approaches to the explanation of psychological dysfunction. The relation between theories of psychopathology and theories of intervention. A critical evaluation of the effects of individual, family, and community approaches to therapeutic and preventive intervention. Thematic focus of the course may change from year to year. See department notices for details.
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)
Guilford Courthouse: A Pivotal Battle in the War for Independence
looks at this battle?how it was fought; how its outcome was characterized, including reports from both General Nathanael Greene and Lord Cornwallis; and why it was important. About 1,700 Continentals (three-year enlistees in the regular army) and 2,700 militia (mostly farmers who were nonprofessional temporary soldiers called up for short periods of service during an emergency) fought against the redcoats near this North Carolina town of fewer than 100 people.
Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Educational Adventures
features information on a variety of educational kits and field trips throughout Alaska. Each year the program delivers programs to thousands of students about the importance of our national parks, state parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges in providing recreation, resources, and habitat for wildlife.
GRCC Board of Trustees Meeting - FEB 2011
Regular meeting of the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees. Recorded 2/21/2011
1900 America: Historical Voices, Poetic Visions
A lesson plan in which students create their own multi-media epic poems about the year 1900. Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and Hart Crane's The Bridge serve as artistic models for students, who also draw on life histories, sound recordings, and other primary resources.
Parkinson Disease - Coordination Exam - Upper Extremities Sub-exam - Patient 10
The patient is a 68-year-old Caucasian male admitted to the VA on February 27, 2002, because of severe tremors and inability to walk due to chronic Parkinson Disease. This gentleman had been living with Parkinson Disease for many years and apparently, in spite of prescribed medications, had not improved or was getting worse. He experiences tremors, drooling, an inability to walk, and difficulty swallowing. Recently he had been unable to take the full dose of his carbidopa/levodopa medication du
Understanding Infectious Diseases
This tutorial is designed to aid first and second year medical students understand general and specific concepts of infectious diseases, explain best methods of specimen collection, and help interpret laboratory reports. It includes general material on infectious organisms, host response, and mechanisms of injury. The introductory material is followed by a series of short case studies that develop and augment the concepts and principals of infectious disease.
Cervical Myelopathy - Cranial Nerves Exam - Hypoglossal (CN XII) Nerve Sub-exam - Patient 13
This 46-year-old African American male presented with progressive weakness of the lower extremities for three months. He had increasing difficulty with walking and balance and now is unable to walk without assistance. He also complained of numbness and "pins and needles" sensation in the upper extremities with clumsiness and decreased dexterity in his right hand. He did not have neck or radicular pain and had no bowel or bladder problems or sexual dysfunction, but did have some urinary urgency.
Learning from a tree
Observation of a single tree throughout the year can be the starting point for explorations of nature, life science, and environmental science.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: In-Sik Rhee
In-Sik Rhee, Co-Founder Opsware Inc. In Sik Rhee has co-founded 2 successful startup companies and has developed technologies across a wide spectrum of domain knowledge - from end-user packaged software to high-end mission critical enterprise systems. In Sik self-taught software programming at the age of 12 and began developing commercial software as a 19-year old. In Sik was most recently a co-founder and Chief Tactician at Opsware (NASDAQ: OPSW), formerly Loudcloud. There he played a diverse
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Greg Gianforte
Greg Gianforte, CEO, President, Chairman and Founder of Right Now Technologies Greg Gianforte has led RightNow from its founding in 1997 to 9 consecutive years of revenue growth, 19 consecutive quarters of cash-flow positive performance and a successful IPO. His market vision, leadership, entrepreneurial philosophy and commitment to ethical business practices has enabled RightNow to consistently grow?during a period when many other software companies have stumbled?and to achieve remarkable leve
Science Technology and Society on the Internet
A model for teaching STS to Transition Year using the Internet as the source of information.
TY Electronics Activity 1 Circuit Diagrams
First activity in a course in practical electronics suitable for transition year.
Un modèle d’élève par l’analyse statistique implicative. Prise en compte du contexte algébri
Le modèle d’élève que nous construisons cherche à donner une représentation fine des compétences cognitives des élèves dans le domaine de l’algèbre. Il se fonde sur les micro-actions enregistrées dans le micromonde Aplusix. Ces actions étant de niveau très fin, nous devons reconstruire les connaissances à un niveau plus abstrait : non pas une action isolée mais un ensemble d’actions « similaires » apparaissant dans un même contexte. Nous utilisons pour cela l’analyse sta
Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Art Curriculum
A series of lesson plans is presented which bridges English and Art Education disciplines with focus on Shakespeare's Hamlet; Student will learn how to engage Shakespeare meaningfully and […]