Guest Lecture: John Chillag - Learning from the Holocaust
As part of the Senator George Mitchell Seminar Series, John Chillag delivered a powerful and moving speech to mark the 64th anniversary of the Nazi occupation of Hungary. The audience first heard the impressions of two students from Abbey Grange School, who visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in late February. Rebakah commented, "Although a traumatic experience, I'm glad I had the chance to visit Auschwitz - to learn what atrocities had happened and make me realise that situations like the Holocaust shou
FAILTE Workshop Programme
Festival of Assessment, Innovation, Learning, Teaching and Enterprise The Institute for Enterprise, one of the Leeds Met Centres for Excellence in teaching and Learning, is hosting an event to celebrate, communicate, stimulate and generate different approaches that impact on the student learning experience.
DoITPoMS animations from Teaching and Learning Packages
The DoITPoMS Animation Library is a collection of materials science related animations originally from the DoITPoMS Teaching and Learning Packages (TLPs), each focusing on a common materials science topic met within undergraduate teaching and learning.
Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments: A European Review
The study was carried out in the KALEIDOSCOPE seed project "Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments" and reports the results of desktop studies carried out by KALEIDOSCOPE members from eight European countries.,Research report
Developing Distance Learning Material
This paper is intended as a practical guide to help with writing Distance Learning material. This paper considers: Topic One – Introduction and an approach to writing Distance Learning Material. Topic Two – Content of the material Topic Three – Achieving the Learning Outcomes. Topic Four - Some tips on style and aspects of authoring the material. By following guidelines it will help to. • Speed up the writing process • Have a consistent style • Help the students Most of the material
module handbook European Business Culture Practice
Welcome to your study programme for the European Business Culture and Practice module. This module explores the impact of cultural differences on business in different countries through three themes: knowing yourself, knowing your culture, understanding other cultures. In doing the module, you will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate aspects of management in an international context. The module will also develop proficiency in the following skills: • Planning and Management of Learnin
Developing Distance Learning Materials - draft course handbook template
This draft course handbook is the development of a handbook which is intended to provide students with essential information relating to their programme of study, including: general course information, University information, information about the course, the student calendar, information about assessment and academic regulations, help, advice and other information. This has a particular focus for distance learners.
Socializing the knowledge transfer problem
A central issue in acquiring knowledge is its appropriate transfer beyond the contexts and contents of first acquisition. In contrast to dominant "common elements" transfer theory, an interpretive perspective is developed, according to which "appropriate transfer" is a concept socioculturally rather than objectively defined. "Elements" perceived by the thinker as common between the current and a prior situation are not given in the nature of things but "read in terms of the thinker'sculturally-i
Cognitive Technologies for Writing
Understanding Leisure Consumption 2
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is the second in a suite of learning objects concerned with the consumption of leisure and culture. The object briefly reviews the work of F.R.Leavis, the Frankfurt School and the C.C.C.S. References and Further Reading See No.6 below
Technologies for Creative Learning In this week's Pogue's Post, David Pogue covers the rise of do-it-yourself software from Google's App Inventor to MIT's own Scratch. The possibilities for both teaching and learning open
In this week's Pogue's Post, David Pogue covers the rise of do-it-yourself software from Google's App Inventor to MIT's own Scratch.
The possibilities for both teaching and learning open
11.481J Analyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic Change (MIT)
Surveys theories of regional growth, factor mobility, clustering, industrial restructuring, learning regions, and global supply chains from a political-economy perspective. Examines/critiques accounting frameworks including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts, infrastructure investments. Assesses price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US a
Learning aware environement: a Laboratorium of epidemiological studies
One challenge of the Laboratorium is to have the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the human activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in whatever form. Another challenge is the mapping of inaccessible phenomena into the sensible and temporal space of the classroom. Our design combines gaming situations and ambient technologies in the context of learning bio-statistics. This paper presents a method and a formal
Early Childhood Learning Flashcards Right Brain Program
This TweedleWink Lesson uses the innovative techniques of
Right Brain Education, an accelerated early learning program inspired
by Maria Montessori, Glenn Doman, Makodo Shichida, Tony Buzan and many others. Right Brain Education is a gentle but powerful method of activating both hemispheres of the brain to accelerate learning, activate photographic memory, promote speed reading and make early learning fun for both children and parents. The clips goes through flashcard affirmat
9.912 Special Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MIT)
Memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple forms of learning that differ in their operating characteristics and neurobiological substrates. This seminar will consider current debates regarding the cognitive and neural architectures of memory, specifically focusing on recent efforts to address these controversies through application of functional neuroimaging (primarily fMRI and PET).
Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley - Academics
Recognized for its world-class education in arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership, Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university. CMU in Silicon Valley offers a unique learning opportunity for working professionals and those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The learn-by-doing methodology that students are exposed to provides them with the hands-on skills that make them sought after competitors in the software industry. P
Measuring the hot, hot heat around the sun
Swooping closer to the sun than any previous mission, a new NASA spacecraft will probe the star's corona—and its two biggest secrets—with help from University of Minnesota physicists. The physicists, along with colleagues at other institutions, comprise one of four teams chosen to design experiments for the Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission. The size of a small car, the SPP spacecraft will perform seven flybys of Venus, tapping the planet's gravity to steer itself ever nearer to the sun. At its
6.825 Techniques in Artificial Intelligence (SMA 5504) (MIT)
6.825 is a graduate-level introduction to artificial intelligence. Topics covered include: representation and inference in first-order logic, modern deterministic and decision-theoretic planning techniques, basic supervised learning methods, and Bayesian network inference and learning. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5504 (Techniques in Artificial Intelligence).
12.000 Solving Complex Problems (MIT)
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of&nb
3.7 Features of speech: language in real life In our discussion of dysfluency, we specifically avoided the use of the word ‘error’. In the past, because written grammar was used to judge speech, common features of speech were judged as errors because they do not occur in the more planned environment of written text. Thus what type of data is analysed is crucial to what the grammatical findings are. We said earlier that grammar descriptions were increasingly being developed on the basis of examining how language is really u
In our discussion of dysfluency, we specifically avoided the use of the word ‘error’. In the past, because written grammar was used to judge speech, common features of speech were judged as errors because they do not occur in the more planned environment of written text.
Thus what type of data is analysed is crucial to what the grammatical findings are. We said earlier that grammar descriptions were increasingly being developed on the basis of examining how language is really u