Designs for the high seas In years past, there was hardly any job more hazardous than to sail the seas. These days, we take it for granted that cargo ships can safely navigate the seas – largely because of technological advances in marine technology. These same technologies make it possible to extract oil from the seabed and load it on to a tanker in high winds and heavy seas. If you are intrigued by the technologies that allow for the construction of highly complex modern ships, the exploita
MAIN AIMS OF THE MODULE To achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of educational software. LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE The module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: 1. Obtain understand of major learning principles, theories, and approaches 2. Identify key factors of successful educational software design and
Our world is driven by information. Think about how much we use Google Earth, TomTom, GPS, and satellites. In our globalised world it becomes more and more important to have an overview. Geo-information is crucial for this and people who can deal with this information as well. ‘Geo-information’ – the geographical coordinates of buildings, roads, property boundaries, water pipes, and even trees – is considered as an essential resource by both government and industry, where it is consta
Robotic elephant's trunk
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/robotic-trunk-makes-for-a-flex.html See the first robotic arm inspired by an elephant's trunk
Poesía Inglesa (siglos XVI-XX) (2009)
This course offers a pocket-guide to English Poetry from the end of the sixteenth to the last decades of the twentieth century. It combines a historical, critical and theoretical approach and aims to raise questions rather than provide answers. Its aim is not to teach contents but skills: it is hoped that at the end of the course the student will have overcome a common illness, consisting in a persistent phobia generally experienced by those exposed to a poem in English. The course will aim to s
University of Warwick's Timothy J. Sinclair - Conflicts of Interest and the Global Financial Crisis
Part of the 2nd Joint Boston/Warwick Politics and International Studies Workshop on Aspects of the Post Financial Crisis.
La storia: dalla formazione a distanza alla formazione in rete
Confronto tra formazione a distanza, in rete e in presenza e i tipi di interazione possibili,Comparison of distance learning, online and in the presence and types of interaction possible,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Spiegare,Illustrare,Alta formazione universitaria (secondo e terzo livello),Educazione,Formazione degli insegnanti e scienze della formazione,Didattica,Misto (blended),Interazione con il tut
What Do Civil Engineers Do?
This instructional unit will acquaint you with the many types of projects Civil Engineers will work on during their career. This unit will show you the large variety of projects and the satisfaction that accompanies such a diverse and rewarding occupation. To better understand the profession of Civil Engineering, let's listen to what one Civil Engineer has to say about her experience. As she explains her career, notice the variety of projects she has worked on and the satisfaction she feels by m
Creating Relevant Brands
OCTANe Building Blocks is program is part of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) “Building Blocks” series – a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The target audience for this program consists of university researchers and science and technology innovators. Defining and developing your brand – it’s more than just a name When most companies, especially early stage companies, consider their b
Are You Balanced?
One of the most basic money management skills that everyone needs to know is how to maintain and balance (reconcile) their checkbook. Why then are there so many people who don't know how?
2010 A Freedom Odyssey: Achieving King’s Mandate for ‘Radical Reconstruction of Society’ Throu Recorded on Thursday, October 14, 2010, the first Annual Al Meyerhoff Public Interest Lecture, delivered by Connie Rice, Esq. Connie Rice, an outspoken litigator and co-founder of the public policy and legal action group Advancement Project, has very clear views on equal rights and our democracy. She has spent her career fighting for social justice, urban peace, equal opportunity and upward mobility for the poor and disadvantaged, or as Rice and her colleagues call them, "those left b
Recorded on Thursday, October 14, 2010, the first Annual Al Meyerhoff Public Interest Lecture, delivered by Connie Rice, Esq.
Connie Rice, an outspoken litigator and co-founder of the public policy and legal action group Advancement Project, has very clear views on equal rights and our democracy. She has spent her career fighting for social justice, urban peace, equal opportunity and upward mobility for the poor and disadvantaged, or as Rice and her colleagues call them, "those left b
Virtual Analytical Laboratory
Virtual Analytical Laboratory (VAL). A series of animations, video, transcriptions and audiofiles on a number of basic laboratory skills including microscopy, histology, spectrophotometry and microbiology. The VAL website contains all these files, and some of them have been uploaded separately as MPEG4 for mobile use.
Communicate effectively in the security industry - Communicate with clients and colleagues
This task deals with ways to improve interpersonal communication, and the passing of accurate and relevant information along the correct channels.
Data Mining Application in Higher Learning Institutions
One of the biggest challenges that higher learning institutions face today is to improve the quality of managerial decisions. The managerial decision making process becomes more complex as the complexity of educational entities increase. Educational institute seeks more efficient technology to better manage and support decision making procedures or assist them to set new strategies and plan for a better management of the current processes. One way to effectively address the challenges for improv
Supporting emergence of threaded learning conversations through augmenting Interactional and Sequent
In this article, we propose a structure of threaded learning conversations taking place in virtual learning communities. This new structure aims at facilitating the emergence of learning conversations in these learning communities. These threaded conversations take place in a forum-type tool that uses a tree data structure composed of threads to organize group communication. We identify two situations which discourage the emergence of the learning conversations taking place in threaded based too
Operationalizing macro-scripts in CSCL technological settings
This paper presents a conceptual analysis of the technological dimensions related to the operationalization of CSCL macro-scripts. CSCL scripts are activity models that aim at enhancing the probability knowledge generative interactions such as conflict resolution, explanation or mutual regulation occur during the collaboration process. We first recall basics about CSCL scripts and macro-scripts. Then, we propose an analysis of some core issues that must be made explicit and taken into account wh
ICT use in school: vision and performance measures
The implementation of ICT in schools requires a vision on ICT use in school, the formulation of clear strategic goals, and the planning and organisation of the use of ICT in school. The pursued goals are those points we want to reach for the learner by setting up ICT use in school. At the same time the pursued goals are the results of using ICT as expected by the stakeholders, being the learner, the teacher, the ICT coordinator, and on an indirect way the parents, the environment and the funding
Le TALN au service de la didactique du français langue étrangère écrit
New text analysis softwares issued from fields of research such as Machine Learning and Natural Languages Processing prove to be relevant tools for the language sciences. Littératron is a new data-processing tool for the automatic extraction of syntactic patterns, designed at LIP6 by Jean-Gabriel Ganascia. Associated with a linear text analyser, it reveals the stylistic peculiarities of a text. We will see that Littératron carries out a linguistic diagnosis of learners if used in language scie
Computer literacy and inquiry learning: when geeks learn less
A low level of computer literacy has often been hypothesized as constituting a disadvantage in knowledge acquisition. However, within the field of computer-supported inquiry learning systematic investigations of these purported relations have not been conducted. This classroom study investigates the role of computer literacy (procedural computer-related knowledge, self-confidence in using the computer, and familiarity with computers) as a learning prerequisite for knowledge acquisition, and anal
Anchored Interactive Learning Environments
Advances in computer technology and multi-media systems have led to widespread interest in computer-based instruction and learning environments. The use of video, animation, graphics, and simulation allow the presentation of material in realistic contexts, thus addressing the problems of inert knowledge while promoting constructive and generative learning. But the true potential and benefits of these systems are yet to be realized. Cognitive studies on learning and transfer suggest that concepts