Learning Objects 2: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS
This book is the second in a four-volume series. It builds upon the first volume by taking an extended and in-depth look at theorists' and practitioners' efforts to consolidate current knowledge and praxis. This consolidation centers around conceptual and technological issues related to standards, metadata, repositories, and the concept of the LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Part I contains six chapters that focus upon LO concepts vis-à-vis architecture. A discussion of syntax, seman
The evolution of ICT-based learning environments: which perspectives for the school of the future?
This paper briefly outlines the evolution of ICT-based learning environments discussing some of the main aspects that have characterised such evolution (eg, technological evolution, changed cognitive and pedagogical frameworks, changed role assigned to ICT-based systems in education). The objective is to point out how the implementation of innovative learning environments, based on advanced technology, is the result of the strict interrelation between educational and cognitive theories, technolo
Designing to facilitate learning through networked technologies: factors influencing the implementat
Recent advances in computers and telecommunications have allowed networked learning to play a significant role to play across the complete spectrum of higher education teaching. One of the most significant UK government initiatives to date has been the development the Information Environment (IE) originally called as the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER), which is aiming to create a managed environment for accessing quality assured information resources on the Internet (IE, 2004).
UM researchers Scott Knight and Rich Lizotte have started a new research project at the Ole Miss Field Station that involves building artificial streams to simulate Delta wetlands. The research is examining the oxygen content of the water and soil. Learn more about the project by watching the video. Video by Tobie Baker.
Elon Spotlight: Paul Castro
Professional screenwriter Paul Castro joined the School of Communications faculty this year as a visiting professor in cinema. Video by Sean Glynn
Discovering Diversity - Taffye
Taffye, associate provost of equity, diversity and community relations discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity on campus and the role that the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Relations plays at ECU
Ancient Warriors - Sioux
This 25 minute video does an excellent job of showing how the Sioux used the environment and their culture to dominate the plains. Some scenes may be too dramatic for younger students. Shows how the American troop massacred them after the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Ko jesen pošlje svoje slikarje nad naravo, postanejo griči Slovenskih goric mavrično obarvani.,The arrival of autumn in the Slovenske gorice can be observed by nice color change that happens in the forest.
Eve?s Four Faces interactive surface configurations
Eve?s Four Faces consists of a series of digitally animated and interactive surfaces. Their content and structure are derived from a collection of sources outside the conventional boundaries of architectural research, namely psychology and the broader spectrum of arts and culture.The investigation stems from a psychological study documenting the attributes and social relationships of four distinct personality prototypes: the Individuated, the Traditional, the Conflicted, and the Assured (York an
Design Protocol data and novel design decisions
This work is a part of The Delft Protocols Workshop which is an international gathering of experts on design research. The objective is to study the behaviours of designers using techniques of cognitive psychology in general and protocol analysis in particular. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between visual-graphic data processing and novel design ideas. Several analyses dealing with verbal-conceptual and visual-graphic data have been conducted; and the relationships bet
Lecture 35 - 11/23/2010
Attitudes toward health and ageing: PART 1
The Menzies Centre for Health Policy, together with The Nous Group, has recently completed a survey of 1,200 Australians to gain insight into their attitudes towards the health and aged care system, including: *How satisfied are Australians with the system? *Do Australians support reforms? *What is the impact of financial stress? This seminar gives an overview of the initial findings of this survey. The results focused on accessibility, affordability and satisfaction.
"Birth of the Girl-Child: Speculations on the Nineteenth Century Reawakening"
A talk by Ruby Lal, Associate Professor Department of South Asian Studies at Emory University.
Mr. Ford's A & P "Hair" Lesson
College and High School A & P teacher "Mr. Ford" describes the composition and source of hair, including a look at hair follicles and their parts. Video has multimedia opening, then simple but colorful lecture.
Confucius - A Model for All Teachers
A twenty minute video on the history of Confucius and his teachings.Taught in English with subtitles presented in Russian, Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese and Hindi. Run time 20:25.
Mobile black out across Israel
Services of Cellcom, Israel's largest mobile phone company, collapse leaving a reported three million customers left unable to make calls, send text messages or surf the Internet for over six hours.
2.1 ‘Roman empire’ First of all there are some fundamental questions to settle about what is involved in the term ‘Roman empire’: what is meant by ‘Roman’, and what by ‘empire’? What ‘Roman’ signifies is the key question of this unit, and the quest to define Roman-ness, or romanitas, will recur as a central topic. To begin, let us reflect on the various meanings we attach to the word ‘Roman’. We use it in connection with the city, the empire and the peop
First of all there are some fundamental questions to settle about what is involved in the term ‘Roman empire’: what is meant by ‘Roman’, and what by ‘empire’?
What ‘Roman’ signifies is the key question of this unit, and the quest to define Roman-ness, or romanitas, will recur as a central topic. To begin, let us reflect on the various meanings we attach to the word ‘Roman’. We use it in connection with the city, the empire and the peop
1 Preliminary exercise Before you start work on this unit, please watch the video sequence ‘Introducing the Roman World’ below. This visual introduction will introduce many of the terms to be defined in this unit and set them in context. It will also show the kinds of sources you might work on for evidence of culture, identity and power in the Roman empire if you continue to study this topic. You may wish to replay this short sequence as you work on the unit, but for now enjoy looking at the wide range of
Before you start work on this unit, please watch the video sequence ‘Introducing the Roman World’ below. This visual introduction will introduce many of the terms to be defined in this unit and set them in context. It will also show the kinds of sources you might work on for evidence of culture, identity and power in the Roman empire if you continue to study this topic. You may wish to replay this short sequence as you work on the unit, but for now enjoy looking at the wide range of
Nassim Taleb on the world in 2036
As "The World in" celebrates its 25th anniversary, author and professor Nassim Taleb discusses a future filled with "black swan" events