A Virtual Learning Environment for Doing Business on the Internet
The power of the new Communication and Information Technologies influences human life and economy so deeply that makes all of us learners both as individuals and members of (real or virtual) learning communities and learning organisations in a learning society. Looking back at the communication and information technology history we could clearly observe that the main attention of researchers and technologists has been gradually moved from hardware to software, next - to human-computer interface,
Facilitating Online is a course intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) produced a Course Leader’s Guide as an Open Educational Resource to assist educators and trainers who wish to implement a course on online facilitation within their institution or across several institutions. The guide contains the course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance to the course leader on how to
Learnovation Foresight Report
The foresight activity of Learnovation is framed within its goal of building a new vision of technology enhanced learning in Europe, by means of a consensus process which overcomes traditional borders of education and training and addresses learning in a much broader perspective, centred on its role in innovation and lifelong learning implementation, and in light of a policy advising perspective. This activity has been carried out through two parallel processes, feeding one into the other and pr
Creating Interactive Biology Tutorials for the World Wide Web Using a Simple Java Editor
A hands-on workshop providing participants with an opportunity to work with Jamba to create interactive tutorials for the Internet including: drag and drop, animation, fill in the blank and multiple-choice questions, and interactive slide shows for student learning.
Computer Enhanced Learning in Biology
This chapter introduces biology instructors to computer assisted learning through the development and use of locally-authored biology software (courseware). The selection of authoring software (authoring languages), approaches to the development of courseware, and courseware programs are presented and discussed. Specific courseware programs on a variety of biological topics are presented for viewing, examination, and evaluation. A questionnaire that may be used to evaluate courseware is presente
Journey North Journals: Helping Young Minds Grow
This teachers' lesson offers tips on using Journey North journals to inspire learning and assessment. When students use journals to capture and reflect on observations, experiences, and data — and put forth opinions, predictions, and theories — learning blossoms. These records can also be great assessment tools because they offer you and your students windows into their thinking, understanding, and knowledge gaps. Finally, they can help you address pressures to integrate writing into subject
The Will to Lead Campaign Announcement
Clemson University has kicked off the public phase of a capital campaign to raise $600 million in private gifts by June 30, 2012. The Will to Lead: A Campaign for Clemson will support students and faculty by providing scholarships, fellowships, professorships and enhanced learning and research opportunities with top facilities and technology. "We call it The Will to Lead campaign because our founder, Thomas Green Clemson, created this institution through his will — both the document and the
Conceptions de protocoles expérimentaux pour comprendre l'actualité sur le SIDA
The « sidaction » organised in march, show AIDS is always an actual subject. Studentsconceptions on this subject are not often scientific and stop them to decode medias 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.
Cooperative work for students teachers, tutors and trainers through videoconference
This communication presents a project based on using videoconference by students teachers to speak with their tutors and their trainers. This work was done in the european FETICHE project (Formation des enseignants aux technologies de l'information et de la communication, changements et évolutions).
Equal study: Lecture based automated video recording system for all
This paper presents a system, which (in one piece) captures the necessary video and sound equipment, interactive streaming video technology and virtual hypermedia environment into a new web based learning environment. In several steps a lecturer can prepare a video supported lecture, which is automatically synchronized with additional media (material, subtitles). Students can watch these lectures live or on demand. Later on additional form of subtitles can be simply added into the video and soun
From Mirroring to Guiding: A Review of State of the Art Technology for Supporting Collaborative Lear
We review a representative selection of systems that support the management of collaborative learning interaction, and characterize them within a simple classification framework. The framework distinguishes between mirroring systems, which display basic actions to collaborators, metacognitive tools, which represent the state of interaction via a set of key indicators, and coaching systems, which offer advice based on an interpretation of those indicators. The reviewed systems are further charact
Symba: a Framework to Support Collective Activities in an Educational Context
Symba is a Web-based framework designed to support collective activities in a learning context. It has been constructed with a double objective, (1) make students explicitly work out their organization and (2) provide tailorability features to allow the students to decide about the tools and resources they want to be accessible in order to achieve the tasks they have defined. Symba dissociates an organizational level and an activity level. The organization level allows students to organi
Usability of virtual learning environment for learning java
It is widely stated that learning to program is very difficult in the traditional manner. To help novices learn object-oriented programming in Java more easily, we have developed the electronic Java virtual learning environment. In this paper, we discuss the usability of the learning environment and principles how to implement a usable learning environment. Considering the usability testing of the environment from the beginning stage of the development process, should improve the qualitative cha
Historic Pittsburgh, an extensive digital resource created at the University of Pittsburgh, offers both an entry point and substantive classroom resources for teachers of American History at various grade and university levels. This Web site enables access to historic material held by the University of Pittsburgh's University Library System, the Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chatham College Archives, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and Point
Medicines in My Home
The Medicines in My Home lesson emphasizes the importance of reading medicine labels (especially the Drug Facts label) and involving a parent or guardian in medicine decisions. The program introduces students to information about and an approach to medicine use that may help them with self-medication choices as older adolescents and young adults. The lesson uses scenarios to teach the importance of reading label warnings and not taking two medicines that contain the same active ingredients. Stud
Educational Technology and Society
Educational Technology and Society is a quarterly electronic journal that addresses "issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems." Published partly in association with the Learning Technology Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the journal often has special features or focuses; for instance, the October 2002 issue has several articles on recent advances and developments in learning technology. Other s
"A Foretaste of the Orient": John Murray Criticizes the AFL
Most historians who have written about the 1903 strike of Mexican and Japanese farm workers against the Oxnard, California, sugar beet growers have relied on John Murray's first-hand account of the strike and its aftermath. Murray, a socialist union organizer, went to Oxnard after learning of the strike through newspaper accounts of strike-related violence and rioting. Along with fellow union organizer Fred C. Wheeler, Murray assisted the farm workers' union, the Japanese-Mexican Labor Associati
Students observe the relationship between the angle of a catapult (a force measurement) and the flight of a cotton ball. They learn how Newton's second law of motion works by seeing directly that F = ma. When they pull the metal "arm" back further, thus applying a greater force to the cotton ball, it causes the cotton ball to travel faster and farther. Students also learn that objects of greater mass require more force to result in the same distance traveled by a lighter object.
Computer science is the study of computational systems and their use in representing important problems in science and society. Major topics include computational science, software systems, network systems, theory of computation, machine learning, and human-computer interaction.
Design and Construction of an Eco-House
This interdisciplinary course is a real-world collaborative multi-year project that connects various departments, courses, and independent study projects on a college campus. Using the client/consultant model, students from several departments and a wide range of environmental backgrounds come together to explore the design of an efficient future student house on campus. Over a couple of years, students research and test building designs, energy for heating and power, natural flows of available