ASSIMILATE glossary of academic and common HE terms
comprehensive glossary of academic terms in HE, useful for acadmics, teaching staff, students.
TALAT Lecture 2504: Examples and Applications
This lecture shows how?to calculate the required fire resistance of un-insulated and insulated load bearing structural members such as columns and beams on the basis of a simple calculation method and according to ENV 1999-1-2; it points out more refined methods of analysis with the aid of computer programs; it presents some approved and existing fire resistance rated applications, e.g. in the off-shore industry. Background in structural engineering and some familiarity with TALAT lectures 2501-
Unreal Developers Kit level video tutorial
Two extensive video tutorials and supporting .udk and bitmap texture files introducing students to the openly available Unreal Games Engine, Editor and Developer’s Kit. (http://www.udk.com/) The later is used to build a double level game grid with bots and pickups.
Festive Science! A Holiday Chem Lab
This video from ACS features Diane Bunce, Ph.D, professor of Chemistry at Catholic University of America. She demonstrates several holiday activities and experiments, first addressing the procedures for each activity and then discussing the chemistry concept behind it. The activities include: snow globes - viscosity and density, bounding snow balls - polymers and cross-linking, and holiday cards - polar and non-polar reactions. These "holiday" activities could easily be adapted to other tim
Klartext handlar i dag om att partiet Socialdemokraterna ska ha ett stort möte om sin framtid, tidigare än planerat. De ska då prata om partiets kris. Ledarna för de rikaste länderna i världen har haft ett möte om ekonomin. Men mötet gick dåligt. Vi berättar fler nyheter i programmet.
Video #19 - Have Your Spanish Skills Been Declared a Natural Disaster?!
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Staring out the window at work today in Barcelona, you noticed some rain clouds rolling in. One of your coworkers heard a reporter on the radio say that there is a high probability Barcelona will see torrential downpours too. Back home you have seen the very worst of thunderstorms, so you [...]
Facebook's new messaging tool
After much speculation, social media site Facebook unveiled its new all-in-one messaging service, which combines email, text and instant messaging.
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Intimate Partner Violence on Campus: A Test of Social Learning Theory
The current study sought to examine the theoretical field of intimate partner and domestic violence research. The research focused on integrated social learning, power-control, and fundamental components of intergenerational transmission and male-support theories. The use of the Conflict Tactic Scale (CTS 2), Seller’s (2003) social learning subscale, and a combination of measures of power-control theory were used to determine the relative strength of learning, power, and male social networks i
A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Pre
This study was an investigation of the perceptions of university certification officers in teacher education in a state university system regarding university responses to accountability, standardized testing, predictive models, gatekeeping, and intervention strategies, and incorporates the issues of social justice and ethics. This study also includes the development of a predictive model to predict results on the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (ELED:CIA) t
Expatriate Spaces, Ex-Soviet Places: Narratives of Americans Abroad in Turn-of-the-Millennium Post-C
The arrival of countless young North Americans into post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe coincided with a U.S. recession, the collapse of Soviet influence in the former Warsaw Pact countries, and the consequential easing of travel restrictions. I show how overlooked narrative representations of sojourning Western twentysomethings carving out a space for themselves and negotiating their role in a newly internationalized place demonstrate a redefining of the American expat identity as a perfor
MODELING CONCEPT DESIGN OF
The transformation of the innovation processes is a fact and new forms of cooperation and partnership among companies and research community emerge. The paper presents a model of concept design of Innovation platform, based on the 4 networked innovation models. Knowledge management is a common approach, providing opportunity for better knowledge exploitation in innovation life-cycle and considering new types of cooperation among innovation seekers and innovation providers. The Innovation platfor
A Bayesian Student Model without Hidden Nodes and Its Comparison with Item Response Theory
The Bayesian framework offers a number of techniques for inferring an individual's knowledge state from evidence of mastery of concepts or skills. A typical application where such a technique can be useful is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). A Bayesian modeling scheme, POKS, is proposed and compared to the traditional Item Response Theory (IRT), which has been the prevalent CAT approach for the last three decades. POKS is based on the theory of knowledge spaces and constructs item-to-item gra
Learning in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing: Exploring the Impact of Mobile Technologies on Individu
This paper explores the emergence of a pervasive learning culture within the context of ubiquitous computing scenarios. Furthermore, this paper examines the impact of mobile technologies on collaborative learning and highlights the key characteristics of these phenomena.
Culture, Politics, and Community: Living Public Health in Nigeria
In this lecture, Professor Brieger discusses some of the lessons he learned during his 26-year experience working in Nigeria and his subsequent work with a wider variety of African nations, focusing on on tropical diseases and their associated social, cultural, and behavioral aspects.
MPH Capstone Honors Recipients 2008
MPH candidates are required to prepare capstone projects to complete their degree program. Each year, special honors were given to ten students for the best overall capstone projects. Presentations from three of the ten 2008 honors recipients are posted.
All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is one of the hottest topics in marine conservation today. About 25% of the entire global catch is by-catch This surprisingly high level of by-catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students will analyze the significance of by-catch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce by-catch Stude
Freshman Organic Chemistry
This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.
Using Interaction Analysis to reveal Self-Regulated
Learning in Virtual Communities
Aim of this paper is to analyse whether Interaction Analysis can help investigate the practice and development of Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) in Virtual Learning Communities (VLC). Interaction analysis is increasingly used to study learning dynamics within online activities. It proceeds by searching expressions that reveal the aspects under study in the written messages exchanged by the learners. To this end, we devised and classified a number of indicators suggesting the existence of self-re