Virtual Laboratories - Contents and Instructions
This file outlines three 'Virtual Laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology' which can also be downloaded from JorumOpen. SDS-PAGE and Western blotting; Immuno-electron microscopy; Investigating intracellular signalling pathways (direct links are given in the document). It provides guidance on how the laboratories can be used for teaching and also contains instructions for downloading and installation. Read this before installing the laboratories.
University of Warwick's Timothy J. Sinclair - Conflicts of Interest and the Global Financial Crisis
Part of the 2nd Joint Boston/Warwick Politics and International Studies Workshop on Aspects of the Post Financial Crisis.
La storia: dalla formazione a distanza alla formazione in rete
Confronto tra formazione a distanza, in rete e in presenza e i tipi di interazione possibili,Comparison of distance learning, online and in the presence and types of interaction possible,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Spiegare,Illustrare,Alta formazione universitaria (secondo e terzo livello),Educazione,Formazione degli insegnanti e scienze della formazione,Didattica,Misto (blended),Interazione con il tut
Generative CAD Systems
In the new millennium, Computer Aided Design has emerged as the most potent technological innovation in design. As BIM promises to integrate design tasks vertically and horizontally through graceful data exchange, new frontiers appear to researchers and practitioners as potential watershed events of the next decade. Generative approaches, a venerable engagement of computational design, is emerging as one of these. The proceedings of the Generative CAD Symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University
UA Opera to Present 'The Magic Flute'
The University of Arizona Opera Theater is preparing for its spring production of "The Magic Flute," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The production has a cast of more than 100 student singers, dancers and musicians and will feature costumes designed by Christopher Allen and elaborate sets designed by Sally Day. Performances are scheduled for April 10-13.
Rural Hypertension in China
30 years ago, levels of high blood pressure and heart disease were minimal in China, people were not dying of strokes and heart attacks at nearly the same rate as people in the West. However, under China's rapid urbanization, levels of high blood pressure and heart disease have quickly risen to dangerous levels, with hypertension, strokes, and cardiovascular disease now being the leading cause of death in China. While China develops its modern economy around urban centers, it is easy to forget t
Creating Relevant Brands
OCTANe Building Blocks is program is part of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) “Building Blocks” series – a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The target audience for this program consists of university researchers and science and technology innovators. Defining and developing your brand – it’s more than just a name When most companies, especially early stage companies, consider their b
Are You Balanced?
One of the most basic money management skills that everyone needs to know is how to maintain and balance (reconcile) their checkbook. Why then are there so many people who don't know how?
Site Libre Savoirs: Cristallographie, diffraction et symétries
Domaine: Chimie, physico-chimie et génie chimique
1) Cristallographie géométrique La symétrie des cristaux s'appuie sur un empilement périodique (réseaux) et des opérations de symétries d'orientation. La combinaison des deux types de symétrie (translation- orientation) permet de définir des symétries de positions et des groupes d'espace - la métrique du cristal : plans et distances réticulaires - Le réseau direct la maille, le réseau réciproque et les normales - Propri
Virtual Analytical Laboratory
Virtual Analytical Laboratory (VAL). A series of animations, video, transcriptions and audiofiles on a number of basic laboratory skills including microscopy, histology, spectrophotometry and microbiology. The VAL website contains all these files, and some of them have been uploaded separately as MPEG4 for mobile use.
Modèles, langage et outils pour la réutilisation de profils d'apprenants
This PhD thesis in computer science belongs to the computer supported learning field. Various information on the learner, or on a group of learner, related to the learning knowledge, skills, conceptions or behavior are collected to compose a profile. Existing profiles differ in their intent, content or structure. Moreover, various learning actors are involved and concerned by these profiles. As of today, there is no technical solution in place for reusing these heterogeneous profiles. This
Data Mining Application in Higher Learning Institutions
One of the biggest challenges that higher learning institutions face today is to improve the quality of managerial decisions. The managerial decision making process becomes more complex as the complexity of educational entities increase. Educational institute seeks more efficient technology to better manage and support decision making procedures or assist them to set new strategies and plan for a better management of the current processes. One way to effectively address the challenges for improv
Supporting emergence of threaded learning conversations through augmenting Interactional and Sequent
In this article, we propose a structure of threaded learning conversations taking place in virtual learning communities. This new structure aims at facilitating the emergence of learning conversations in these learning communities. These threaded conversations take place in a forum-type tool that uses a tree data structure composed of threads to organize group communication. We identify two situations which discourage the emergence of the learning conversations taking place in threaded based too
Operationalizing macro-scripts in CSCL technological settings
This paper presents a conceptual analysis of the technological dimensions related to the operationalization of CSCL macro-scripts. CSCL scripts are activity models that aim at enhancing the probability knowledge generative interactions such as conflict resolution, explanation or mutual regulation occur during the collaboration process. We first recall basics about CSCL scripts and macro-scripts. Then, we propose an analysis of some core issues that must be made explicit and taken into account wh
ICT use in school: vision and performance measures
The implementation of ICT in schools requires a vision on ICT use in school, the formulation of clear strategic goals, and the planning and organisation of the use of ICT in school. The pursued goals are those points we want to reach for the learner by setting up ICT use in school. At the same time the pursued goals are the results of using ICT as expected by the stakeholders, being the learner, the teacher, the ICT coordinator, and on an indirect way the parents, the environment and the funding
Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory
This site is the main page of the Agriculture Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It contains links to ongoing research projects as well as interactive keys for a large number of plants, seeds, and fungi. There are also links to databases on fungi and the U.S. National Seed Herbarium.
Computer Supported Interaction Analysis of Group Problem Solving
Collaboration is widely regarded as beneficial for learning. Collaboration is the mutual engagement of participants in a coordinated effort to solve a problem together. It has been conclusively argued that a focus on the process of collaboration is necessary in order to understand the value of working together with peers for learning. In accordance with the approach of open distributed learning environments (ODLEs), we have developed a framework system for computer-supported cooperative learning
Le TALN au service de la didactique du français langue étrangère écrit
New text analysis softwares issued from fields of research such as Machine Learning and Natural Languages Processing prove to be relevant tools for the language sciences. Littératron is a new data-processing tool for the automatic extraction of syntactic patterns, designed at LIP6 by Jean-Gabriel Ganascia. Associated with a linear text analyser, it reveals the stylistic peculiarities of a text. We will see that Littératron carries out a linguistic diagnosis of learners if used in language scie
Computer literacy and inquiry learning: when geeks learn less
A low level of computer literacy has often been hypothesized as constituting a disadvantage in knowledge acquisition. However, within the field of computer-supported inquiry learning systematic investigations of these purported relations have not been conducted. This classroom study investigates the role of computer literacy (procedural computer-related knowledge, self-confidence in using the computer, and familiarity with computers) as a learning prerequisite for knowledge acquisition, and anal