Usability and Pedagogical Design: are Language Learning Websites Special?
This paper explores the usability of e-learning websites, with particular reference to foreign language learning. Notions and concepts of usability are analyzed, and a definition of ‘pedagogical usability’ is proposed. The key issue is whether there are aspects of pedagogical usability that are discipline-specific. The paper examines the way in which language learning and teaching, in particular Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), has approached usability as an area worthy of consi
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
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This is a collection of over 20 fun and challenging math activities created by Cynthia Lanius, the executive director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education at Rice University. The activities range in level from grade school to adult. Many of these lessons are designed to be used in the classroom or at home with a teacher or parent leading the way. However, students can perform these activities on their own as well. Graphing, calendar-related algebra, money making problems, and fra
Knowledge in Action, Save the World
Materials showing how MIT faculty and students are working around the world to develop sustainable solutions to challenging problems. Courses include: D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination Design for Demining Information and Communication Technology in Africa Media Education and the Marketplace Solving Complex Problems Technology in a Dangerous World
Annotations to "The Bridge"
Several hundred annotations to Hart Crane's challenging modernist poem of 1930, "The Bridge."
This site features QuickTime and Flash animations that illustrate various aspects of ocean-related activity, including normal, El Nino, and La Nina conditions, ocean plant productivity, causes of upwelling, ocean current patterns, and the origin of tides. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Jasper Annexation Strategy, Jasper, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Jasper, Ala. dated January 23, 2002. Title on PDF: City of Jasper Annexation Strategy. Contents: Introduction -- Analysis and evaluation -- Annexation -- Implementation strategy.
Humor, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
This course is designed for the student who likes to live on the edge. It is about a way of thinking, living, and working. We will integrate humor, creativity, and entrepreneurship into this course. The course will challenge some of your current beliefs and philosophies concerning how people live and work in organizations. The course emphasizes humor, creativity, and entrepreneurship as a way of life. The course is designed to help students use humor, creativity, and entrepreneurship in their ow
Financing the Emerging Enterprise
This course is an elective in the EEE sequence, designed to give you a thorough background in one of the most complicated and challenging areas of entrepreneurship. Our approach will be a thorough review to accounting and finance from the user point of view. Through a combined use of text, case studies, and live examples we will attempt to define the optimum approach to financing a new and growing company, and avoid the pitfalls of those which have failed.
Emerging Enterprise Consulting (Syracuse University)
Entrepreneurship is the key to the American dream. Sustainable growth and an enhanced standard of living for all Americans are dependent on a vibrant, growing entrepreneurial sector. There is a need for entrepreneurs with creative business concepts and the courage to turn these concepts into sustainable enterprises that create jobs for citizens and create value for customers. There is a key difference, however, between starting a business and growing one. The majority of small businesses fail to
Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science
Panel discussion on how social media have changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists, and how they have impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science. Journals and peer-reviewed publications are still the most widely used channels through which research is disseminated within the scientific community and to a broader audience. However, social media are increasingly challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators. Blogging about scienc
18.996 Topics in Theoretical Computer Science : Internet Research Problems (MIT)
We will discuss numerous research problems that are related to the internet. Sample topics include: routing algorithms such as BGP, communication protocols such as TCP, algorithms for intelligently selecting a resource in the face of uncertainty, bandwidth sensing tools, load balancing algorithms, streaming protocols, determining the structure of the internet, cost optimization, DNS-related problems, visualization, and large-scale data processing. The seminar is intended for students who are rea
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Autoevaluation in 8086 assembly language programming
Autoevaluation (self assessment) is more and more developed for teaching at university. We present our contribution to this pedagogical resource. Our exercises are intended for students in second year at the University of Paris 6 for the module "Computer Architecture". These numerous exercises complete the classical courses and allow students to check their know-how. We have experimented with success our set of exercises for the past 2 years with numerous students in UTES1. Uteval software has b
Advanced video technologies to support collaborative learning in school education and
The aim of the paper is to characterize two new advanced video technology software systems developed for uses in collaborative learning (DIVER and HyperVideo2), and how they extend the paradigms of video use in classrooms today. The rationale for and characteristics of these tools are described, and early experiences with their use are characterized.
Ayiti: The Cost of Life
Help the Guinard family struggle to make ends meet and get ahead in their poverty-stricken homeland, Haiti. In this sometimes tragic and always challenging simulation game, you help the parents, Jean and Marie, and their children, Patrick, Jacqueline, and Yves, make decisions about work, education, community building, personal purchases, and health care that might brighten their future. Includes lesson plans for teachers.
immediately embarked on the Hiawatha (proud name that) but for some reason unknown to me did not start for an hour about eleven we got under way and a little after twelve we arrived at Pittsburg-landing we immediately went ashore fell into ranks and proceeded on the run to the Battlefield still four miles distant it did not seem to take us over fifteen minutes we were so excited although I knew I was going to the field of slaughter yet I felt no fear not one thought of death ever crossed my mi
Galeries Lafayette to open in China
French department store Galeries Lafayette has unveiled plasn to open up to 15 new stores in mainland China.