Light Years Measurement
Astronomers have more practical units of measurement, such as the light-year, to describe the vast distances between objects in the universe. Because light does not travel instantaneously—in a vacuum, light travels at a finite speed of about 300,000 km/s (186,000 mi/s)—it takes time for light to travel through the universe. One light-year is equal to the distance that light can travel in one year's time, which is nearly 10 trillion km. Thus, Proxima Centauri is about four light-years away. T
Modelaci?n de Actividades [Modeling of Activities]
Despite increasing interest in the functionality and humanization of architecture, scarcely the occupation of buildings are studied and it lacks methods to represent activities in the spaces. By this reason, it proposes a system such integrates simulation of processes and virtual modeling software, to program the behavior of tri-dimensional characters based on the probabilistic evolution of events, testing this approach in the study of emergency services of hospitals. It describes the procedure
Great Circle – A Virtual Manipulative
Use a 3D globe to visualize and measure the shortest path between cities. This manipulative shows the great circle route and the great circle distance between a number of cities around the globe. Click and drag to rotate the globe.
To see the route and distance between any two cities on the map, simply click on the red dots representing the two cities. Two routes are shown. The green route is the smaller arc of the great circle containing your two cities. The approximate great circ
Photosynthesis: The Rap Music Video
This is a educational film about photosynthesis. Rapping about Photosynthesis. With awesome cellular diagrams to aid your learning experiences.
PLATO - A Culture of Innovation
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 1 was entitled "A Culture of Innovation: What Don Bitzer Wrought." Session 1 Description: The Computer-based Education Research Lab, where the PLATO system was invented, was a caldron of innovation. Out of that environment, new technologies grew and lives were changed. What was it about the environment that stimulated innovation? Bob Sutton, management guru and scholar of innovation,
PLATO - Innovations in Hardware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 2 was entitled "Innovations in Hardware: Mission-based Developments Led Other Places." Session 2 Description: Early discussions at the University of Illinois on how to use emerging computer system technology for delivering quality education quickly led to the formation of a very exciting demonstration project called PLATO. This project was a highly "mission oriented" effort and used
PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
PLATO - Online Education & Courseware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 4 was entitled "Online Education & Courseware: Lessons Learned, Insights Gleaned." Session 4 Description: Thousands of hours of courseware in dozens of academic disciplines were developed on the PLATO system, and deployed to thousands of students at levels from K-20. The open environment and sophisticated authoring tools enabled any interested and creative instructor to develop cours
PLATO - An Early Community of Multiplayer Games
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 5 was entitled "PLATO Games: An Early, Robust Community of Multiplayer, Online Games." Session 5 Description: Social gaming is the fusion of computer games and digital communities. Some of the earliest instances of this occurred on the PLATO system, and were made possible by the PLATO system's technological innovations as well as a sufficiently open environment to allow the developme
PLATO - An Early Online Community
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 6 was entitled "An Early Online Community: People Plus Computing Grows Communities." Session 6 Description: The developers of PLATO didn't set out to build an online community. So how did it turn into one? In 1972 few suspected that a human community could grow and thrive within the electronic circuitry of a computer. But two years later the world's first online community was flouris
The Four Seasons - Song
Toddlers will learn the names of the four seasons in this fun video. The names of the seasons are repeated throughout the video for learning via repetition. Run time 01:09.
History of mathematics and X
The History of Mathematics and X "is an initiative that aims to offer mathematical histories for various topics, x. Each topic is covered in a talk at the University of Nottingham that is available to view online, in an article for iSquared Magazine and is accompanied by a companion podcast released by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications through the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast." Two topics are currently (May 2010) available - cryptography and gravity. These resources ha
NGfL Cymru GCaD
NGfL Cymru GCaD is a teaching and learning resource for GCSE students in Wales but the site is also suitable for A-level students. Teaching resources can be browsed by selecting a Key Stage (age range) and then a subject. The site provides a comprehensive guide for students to relevant web resources, including computer skills and best practice for online research. Useful software and other freely available teaching resources are also listed.
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Massive explosion in deep space - Death Star - BBC Horizon science
This four minute video explores might have caued this huge explosion in space. As on all YouTube videos block out the comments.
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Dana Born: 'Living a Legacy: Leadership and Character Development'
Dana Born, a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, talks about our public and competing narratives and who we are. Born is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. From 2004--13, she served as dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.
Dana Born discusses vulnerability and how it can be our strength
A lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Born is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. From 2004--13, she served as dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.
Dana Born: "Part of your journey for being effective leaders."
The world is quickly becoming more complex and ambiguous. The term for this change is VUCCA (volatile, uncertain, chaotic, complex, ambiguous) and how universities are moving away from knowledge and what to think to more how to think A lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Born is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. From 2004--13, she served as dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy and head of the Department
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin