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Machines that change climate: Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Toyota Prius
This activity asks students make 'back-of-the-envelope' calculations to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide released to the environment by different types of automobiles. It shows students that decisions they make can significantly alter the amount of greenhouse gases they release to the environment. It also helps students learn about exponential growth by calculating how the money saved by purchasing an inexpensive car can be invested to great advantage. The exercise is designed for non-scien
Human Factors and Innovation with Mobile Devices
Advancements in technology are a significant driving force in educational innovation, but a strong focus on technology means that human aspects and implications may not be given the attention they deserve. This chapter examines usability issues surrounding the use of mobile devices in learning. A key aim is to empower educators and learners to take control of personal devices and realise their potential in relation to teaching and learning. The background section reviews the development of usabi
Evaluate the interactive and reusable service in adaptive on demand applications
In this paper, the researcher based on the open platforms and tools for personalized learning idea, with the Interactive & reusable function in UI design model, directly dealing with Knowledge on demand (KOD) service from the aspect-oriented and object-oriented issue. Moreover, to propose the KOD combine with VOD (Video on Demand); AOD (Audio on Demand); COD (Course on Demand) and IOD (Information on Demand in Global index searching) in diversity of hypermedia metadata.
Top 10 Tips for Successfully Writing a Law School Essay Guest: Professor Jennifer Martin, Western New England College School of Law Topic:
Exam Advice: A discussion of common errors that students make and can avoid when writing a law school essay exam. Running Time: 11:20 Click here to download the mp3 file: Author(s):
Guest: Professor Jennifer Martin, Western New England College School of Law
Topic: Exam Advice: A discussion of common errors that students make and can avoid when writing a law school essay exam.
Running Time: 11:20
Click here to download the mp3 file: Author(s):
Star Library: Histogram Sorting
This activity provides students with 24 histograms representing distributions with differing shapes and characteristics. By sorting the histograms into piles that seem to go together, and by describing those piles, students develop awareness of the different versions of particular shapes (e.g., different types of skewed distributions, or different types of normal distributions), that not all histograms are easy to classify, that there is a difference between models (normal, uniform) and characte
Internet Scout Project
The United States Geological Survey's Learning Web site Working with Maps contains a complete Web-based lesson for students between grades 5 and 8. The site introduces the basic concepts related to cartography, including the definition of a map, various map types, and information that you can find on them. Printable activity sheets are available for download, covering four lessons: Introduction to Maps, Some Things You Need to Know to Read a Map, What You Can Learn From a Map, and How to Read a
Collaborative distributed environments for learning design tasks by means of modelling and simulatio
The Simulation discipline has to face new challenges such as the incorporation of Collaborative Technologies for professional use as well as for teaching purposes. This integration permits the creation of new kinds of support for collaborative learning processes. In this paper, we explore the potential of this synergy with DomoSim-TPC, a synchronous distributed collaborative environment for the teaching and learning of Domotics. The system supports an active, simulation-based and problem-based a
A Model for the Efficient Representation and Management of Online Collaborative Learning Interaction
This study aims to explore the importance of the efficient representation and management of the event information generated from group activity in online collaborative learning practices so that we can use it to provide awareness about individual and group behaviour. The achievement of this goal first involves the design of a conceptual model of collaborative learning interaction that structures and classifies the information generated in an online collaborative learning situation at several lev
Addressing Modes for TI TMS320C54x
The TI TMS320C54x microprocessor provides a number of ways to specify the location of data to be used in calculations. Immediate addressing, direct addressing, and indirect addressing are the three main types. Knowing the basic addressing modes of a mic
1: Concepts of Information Technology
This module includes the basics and theories of ICT, including types of computer, networks, how, why and who people access information using ICT. This module is the first under the ECDL (AKA ICDL) qualification, written for Windows XP and Office 2003
Modularization Facilities in Java Fall 2007
Modularization Facilities in Java. From CS 61B: Data Structures - Fall 2007. Fundamental dynamic data structures, including linear lists, queues, trees, and other linked structures; arrays strings, and hash tables. Storage management. Elementary principles of software engineering. Abstract data types. Algorithms for sorting and searching. Introduction to the Java programming language.
Bit Twiddling - Cost Measures
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Semi-Riemann Geometry and General Relativity
This book represents course notes for a one semester course at the undergraduate level giving an introduction to Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The background assumed is a good grounding in linear algebra and in advanced calculus, preferably in the language of differential forms. This book covers the following topics: The principal curvatures; rules of calculus; Levi-Civita Connections; bundle of frames; connections on prin
This Web page serves as a linked table of contents for the museum's supplemental resources on arthropod morphology. From it, you can access the following illustrated guides with a single click: Types of Antennae, Front View of an Insect (Grasshopper) Head, Parts of an Insect (Grasshopper), Parts of a Spider: Dorsal View of a Male Spider, Parts of a Spider: Ventral View of a Female Spider, and Metamorphosis.
This Web page serves as a linked table of contents for the museum's supplemental resources on plant morphology. From it, you can access the following illustrated guides with a single click:The Parts of a Soybean Seedling (Glycine max, Dicotyledon), The Parts of a Corn Seedling (Zea mays, Monocotyledon), Leaf Arrangement, Leaf Type, Types of Compound Leaves, Leaf Shape, Leaf Margin, and The Parts of a Flower.
This illustrated guide is designed to help students recognize and learn the different types of leaf shapes. The single Web page, which can be easily printed for use at field sites, shows: heart-shaped oval lobed divided narrow leaf shapes
Piecing It All Together
In this OLogy activity, kids learn why pottery is such a common and useful find during archaeological digs and then create their own pottery ruins. The activity begins with an overview that discusses the types of objects that are typically found during excavations, why pottery is a common discovery, and its various uses throughout history. Students are then given step-by-step illustrated directions for decorating a flowerpot, turning it into ruins, and then piecing it back together. The activity
Around the World in 1896
This is a lesson in which students take a trip around the world in 1896 using an online collection of 900 images. The collection includes photos of railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs, rickshaws, and other types of transportation, as well as city views, street and harbor scenes, landscapes, and people in North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania.
Elementary Mathematics: Times Tables II
Learn and practice times tables. This is the second of two modules and practices the 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. It includes multiplication testing, corresponding division exercises and missing-operand exercises as part of a range of different task types designed to develop an all-round understanding of the times tables.