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What causes pain and how do we stop it? This unit looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain chemicals and as a result feels pain. Pain can be reduced by inhibiting the formation of such chemicals and you will learn how the molecular structure of aspirin has been formulated to help in this process.
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The Phenology Handbook
A guide to phenological monitoring for students, teachers, families, and nature enthusiasts. Phenology is the observation and measurement of events in time. The passing of the seasons is one of the most familiar phenomena on Earth. Consider, for example, the onset of spring in temperate climates. As winter ends, our surroundings burst with new life — forest canopies fill with vibrant greens, flocks of birds migrate in formation to northern breeding grounds, and brilliant wildflowers and their
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Plate Tectonics: An Introduction
In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment adapted from Discovering Women describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, as we have become aware of our planet's ever-changing nature. Closed captioning included.  Run time 02:21.
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Matthew Caddell, Director of Programs for Aero Engine Controls, spoke about the formation and expertise of the Rolls-Royce and Goodrich Corporation joint venture. Rolls-Royce is the second leading provider of aircraft engines.
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This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
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Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
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Alberto Duran, founder and CEO of Mundivox Communications of Brazil, has seen the world of telecommunications from various perspectives. He worked in the telecom sector for J.P. Morgan in New York, and Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston and London. He specialized in the development of strategies for major industry players worldwide, including privatizations and M&A in North America, Europe and Asia. In 1999, Duran founded Mundivox Communications in Brazil. In an interview with Knowledg
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Education in the wild: contextual and location-based mobile learning in action. A report from the ST
A new report has been published by the LSRI/University of Nottingham that gives an essential overview of research into location-based contextual mobile learning primarily across Europe, edited by Elizabeth Brown. The report follows on from a 2-day workshop funded by the STELLAR Network of Excellence as part of their 2009 Alpine Rendez-Vous workshop series. Contributors have provided examples of innovative and exciting research projects and practical applications for mobile learning in a location
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Assessing the Outcomes of a Cross-Country Virtual Action Learning Programme for SME Development
In this paper the authors present an evaluation of a virtual action learning project out in 6 different countries so as to better inform those involved in SME manager development as well as researchers seeking to develop greater insights into the process of action learning and its outcomes. The project was set up with EU funding as a test of the principles of action learning in a virtual environment. An evaluationled approach was utilised. On the basis of this pilot, areas for further research a
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The « sidaction » organised in march, show AIDS is always an actual subject. Students’conceptions on this subject are not often scientific and stop them to decode media’s informations. During a labwork, experimented in classes of « terminale scientifique », students will show that the antibodies’ combination with antigens is due to two molecules’ spatial complementarity.
Author(s): Chapel Gwendaël,Marzin Patricia,Monod-Ansaldi Ré

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Regulative support during inquiry learning with simulations and modeling
Many factors impact learning; the environment and resources available, the domain, how much prior-knowledge a student has, and how well they make use of their metacognitive skills, all of these factors impact new knowledge creation. The series of studies described in this dissertation focuses on the latter; i.e. the metacognitive skillfulness of students. Known collectively as self-regulation, planning, monitoring, and evaluation, when applied appropriately will enhance learning. Students who m
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An examination of two types of timeline, linear vs. staggered: a mixed method approach
This study conducted as follow-up study to evaluate effects of two different time-based interfaces, linear and staggered. This study also tries to reveal users’ preferences when they look for information in two different computer-based timeline. Explanatory mixed method design was implemented. In the first part, quantitative, there were 42 subjects. Results shows no significant difference between two types of computer-based time-line in terms of task completion time and answer accuracy. In the
Author(s): Kursun Engin,Cagiltay Kursat

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Exploitation of data modeling for database design in secondary education learning activities: A case
Data models are representation systems for structural modelling of physical systems. Data models application results in databases that are amenable to computation enabling the modeller to interact with them for information retrieval, hypotheses testing, comparisons etc. In this paper we initially approach the didactic and learning value of data modelling for database design in terms of the features related to students’ involvement in the related learning activities. In order to clarify the prop
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Explicit Reflection in Prolog-Tutor
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Author(s): Tchetagni Josephine,Nkambou Roger,Bourdeau Jacquel

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En quoi les TIC changent-elles les pratiques d'ingénierie pédagogique du professeur d'université?
Depuis quelques années, le terme « in-génierie pédagogique » (instructional enginee-ring) est de plus en plus utilisé en rempla-cement de celui de « design pédagogique » (instructional design). Pourquoi? Rappelons d'abord que le terme « design pédagogique » est apparu au cours des années 1960, lors-que certains chercheurs (surtout améri-cains) ont commencé à mettre au point des méthodes systématiques et systémiques de planification et de développement de l'en-seignement. In
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First version of the information reuse service
This deliverable describes the prototype version of DocReuse1, a web-based application that supports the reuse of structured documents. It also defines the functional specifications of the tool. The specifications include its main functions and features as well as an operational scenario of use that justifies the need of providing such features to communities of practices. We conclude with interesting issues for the future and the planned steps to complete the development of DocReuse.,PALETTE de
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A multi-agent and emergent approach to student modelling
User modelling has been a central issue in the development of user-adaptive systems, which behaviour is usually based on the user's preferences, goals, interests and knowledge. This is particularly the case when the user is a student and the system is a computer-based learning environment. The aim of this paper is to present a mechanism for diagnosing and modelling learner's conceptions based on a theoretical model of conceptions. Our approach takes the diagnosis of learner's conceptions as the
Author(s): Webber Carine,Pesty Sylvie,Balacheff Nicolas

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Flexible navigation for the pedagogical hypermedia design and evaluation improvement
We are working on a method, called CEPIAH, for the design and the evaluation of pedagogical hypermedia. We propose a web based system used to help teachers to design hypermedia documents and to evaluate their prototypes. Having already elaborated a methodology for the evaluation of interactive pedagogical hypermedia (EMPI), the experience and the acknowledgement we have is able to upgrade the design help. To help the designer in his instructional Web site creation we developed an interactive gui
Author(s): Giacomini Pacurar Ecaterina,Trigano Philippe

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