How do you ensure that students prepare for an active learning session?
A method that has been utilized to ensure pre-class preparation for an active learning activity is presented.This incentive has been utilized in a fluid mechanics class in the mechanical engineering technology degree program at Northern Michigan University.
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Reuters Asks: Where should ECB cap bond yields and spreads?
Aug. 24 - The ECB is said to be considering setting a threshold for yields and spreads that would trigger bond purchases. But where should that threshold be set?
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China flexes its naval muscles
Aug. 27 - China is spending billions of dollars to build its navy as the world's number two economy seeks to protect its interests in the Pacific and the United States pours more resources into the region.
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Phenylketonuira
In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).
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Plant Growth Regulation
Plant growth regulators, including auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, abscisic acid, and ethylene, are investigated in this learning activity to demonstrate how these chemicals (hormones) affect plant growth and development.
Author(s): Jim Bidlack

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3XSQ: IBM staying strong in tough tech market
Aug 28 - IBM announced plans to unveil a new version of its iconic mainframe computer, while other struggling computer companies scale back.
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Beginner - No phone line

A nice and easy lesson for the beginners out there. You will learn how to explain that there is no tone on a telephone and possible reasons for the problem. The problem might be as obvious as not having paid the bill.


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The Future of Capital Formation
Craig Lewis, Chief Economist and Director of Economic and Risk Analysis at the SEC recently visited MIT as part of the CFP Distinguished Speaker Series to deliver a speech on the future of capital formation. The issues addressed included: How companies raise capital, and the regulations affecting those transactions are evolving rapidly. Dr. Lewis will address several key issues including: How will changes in regulation affect the channels available for acquiring capital? How will issuer incentiv
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Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Harvard Library : Meet & Greet, July 24, 2012
The Meet & Greet featured 6 speakers from the Berkman Center and Harvard Library sharing 5 minute overviews of projects with which they've been involved. Presentations were followed by an open discussion. The event was co-sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Library Strategic Conversations.
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Thanksgiving 2013: Spartan Cake Pops
In honor of Thanksgiving, Michigan State University students Lilly Keyes and Alyssa Cleland make Spartan green cake pops and share why they're thankful to be Spartans. Recipe adapted from http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2011/03/07/green-velvet-cake-pops-more-st-pattys-day-baking-ideas/ Screen Credits: "Payday" by Jason Farnham Royalty-free track via YouTube Audio Library: http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary
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The Nottingham Life Cycle 2 - day 10
Highlights from day 10 of the Nottingham Life Cycle 2 - Lincoln to Nottingham. The riders are joined by members of the public and arrive at University Park for a community event for family, friends and supporters. To find out more and sponsor a rider visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/lifecycle
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Creativity, culture & education literature reviews
This Web page gives free access to a series of free literature reviews written for the Newcastle-based charity Creativity, Culture and Education, the national organisation which manages the Government-funded Creative Partnerships initiative for arts in state schools. At March 2010 there are eight reviews by noted academics, each available as a free PDF file. These include, among others: Justin O'Connor's history of the formation and definition of the creative sector; Kate Oakley's overview of th
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Disciplinary Thinking - Overview of Project and resources: Download Prezi file
Title: Disciplinary Thinking - Project Overview Description: Prezi file Description: An overview of all resources within the themes for the Disciplinary Thinking project. Theme: Overview of all themes Subject: HE - Education Author: Colleen McKenna and Jane Hughes: HEDERA, 2012 Owner: The University of Bath Audience: Educational developers within accredited programmes and courses in higher education. Issue Date: 6/09/2012 Version: Final License: Creative Commons Attrib
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Dr Alan Bollard: What I have learned from the Global Financial Crisis
The 2012 annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture delivered by Dr Alan Bollard, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. The near-meltdown in the financial system in 2007-08 and ensuing global recession have left challenging legacies. Monetary and fiscal policy in major advanced economies have found themselves backed into difficult corners. Meanwhile, researchers and forecasters are fundamentally rethinking economic frameworks to tackle financial fragility, contagion and instability. Dr Bollard e
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This Day in History May 8: V.E. Day Is Celebrated in America and Great Britain
On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine. (1:00)
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336 GG Why We Have Both "Color" and "Colour"
British versus American spelling.
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Breakingviews: Bank breakups Spanish-style
Sept 14 - Breakingviews editors explain what Citigroup boss Vikram Pandit could learn from Santander's Emilio Botin when it comes to the industry's existential conundrum.
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Virtualmaths.org
Virtual Maths is a free to use online resource that encourages innovative teaching and learning of functional mathematics. Using links to real life problems, our animation and graphics provide a new perspective on maths.
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Square photos
A collection of square format photos
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Perceptions of Distance Learning Among Faculty of a College of Education
Students and employers laud distance education for its usefulness in overcoming obstacles like location and family and work schedules. College and university administrators hail its cost effectiveness and its usefulness in facilitating enrollment increases. However, faculty members do not necessarily share this enthusiasm. Since the role of faculty members is crucial to the successful implementation of any education program, it is important to understand why faculty members may be reluctant to e
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