Using domain-specific and generic knowledge to support discovery learning about geometrical optics i
Students encounter many obstacles during scientific discovery learning with computer-based simulations. It is hypothesized that an effective type of support, that does not interfere with the scientific discovery learning process, should be delivered on a ‘just-in-time’ base. This paper explores the effect of facilitating access to knowledge and skills through just-in-time information. An experiment was conducted in which a group of students who worked with a computer simulation on geometrica
You’ve Got to See It to Believe It!
Students develop an understanding of visible air pollutants with an incomplete combustion demonstration, a “smog in a jar” demonstration, building simple particulate matter collectors, and exploration of engineering roles related to air pollution. In an associated literacy activity, students learn basic marketing concepts and techniques, and the principles of comparative analysis, while creating an advertisement for a hybrid vehicle. Note: You may want to set up the activities for Air Pollut
Progression in Multiple Representations: Supporting students' learning with multiple representations
Relating multiple representations and translating between them is important to acquire deeper knowledge about a domain. To relate representations, learners have to mentally search for similarities and differences. To translate between representations, learners need to interpret the effects that changes in one representation have on corresponding representations. The question is how presenting representations may improve or hinder the processes of relation and translation. In this study we examin
Sciences, communication et politique de l'éducation : le rôle de l'erreur à la recherche et à la
La communication scientifique qui peut soutenir un développement culturel, insulaire et durable, doit donner priorité à un type de communication récursive, par lequel la population concernée pourra revoir son trajet historique et en même temps prendre des décisions adéquates et bien situées aux conditions spatio-temporelles. Dans le cas de la formation mathématique, ce type de communication privilégie l'étude et l'exploitation didactique de l'erreur. Par l'exposé qui suit, on essaye
Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land
In this activity, students will review and evaluate the ways land is covered and used in their local community. They will also consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students will act as community planning engineers to determine where to place a new structure that will have the least affect on the environment.
Composting – Nature’s Disappearing Act
In this activity, students explore the idea of biodegradability by building and observing a model landfill. This serves as an introduction to the idea of composting. Students learn about the role of engineering in solid waste management.
Is it all in the game? Learner support in an educational knowledge management simulation game
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Off-Task Behavior in the Cognitive Tutor Classroom: When Students "Game The System".
We investigate the prevalence and learning impact of different types of off-task behavior in classrooms where students are using intelligent tutoring software. We find that within the classrooms studied, no other type of off-task behavior is associated nearly so strongly with reduced learning as "gaming the system": behavior aimed at obtaining correct answers and advancing within the tutoring curriculum by systematically taking advantage of regularities in the software's feedback and help. A stu
A Semantic Approach to Discovering Learning Services in Grid-Based Collaborative Systems
CSCL systems can benefit from using grids since they offer a common infrastructure enabling the access to an extended pool of resources that can provide super- computing capabilities as well as specific hardware resources. Adopting a service oriented architecture such as OGSA can further benefit CSCL systems, enabling increased flexibility to adapt and reuse learning software offered by third party providers. However, service discovery is a challenge for educators, since they cannot use their ow
Moving without Wheels
In a class demonstration, students observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. This activity shows one way in which pollution is affected by the water cycle; it simulates a point source of pollution in a lake and the resulting environmental consequences.
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
University of Nottingham, Civil Engineering resources
Internet Scout Project
The Reston Chlorofluorocarbon Laboratory of the US Geological Survey provides "provides analytical services for CFCs, sulfur hexafluoride, dissolved gases including nitrogen, argon, methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and helium, and administers the USGS contract for tritium/helium-3 dating." Scientists can learn about the USGS's research activities related to these services in Chesapeake Bay, Mirror Lake, Shenandoah National Park, and many other locations around the United States. Students and edu
Derived copy of Regulation of Hormone Production
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
4.1 Scepticism about the External World
Part 4.1. Introduces the problem of how do we have knowledge of the world, how do we know what we perceive is in fact what is there?
Participate In Environmentally-Sustainable Work Practice - Carpentry
This module relates to the application of environmental sustainability in building practices with particular reference to carpentry
Implement Minimal Environmental Impact Practices
This Unit covers the basic knowledge and skills to ensure that practices are implemented to achieve minimal environmental impact whilst participating in outdoor activities under supervision.At the end of your study of this unit, you should be able to determine the environmental impacts of outdoor recreation activities. You should be able to adopt practices to reduce impact on the natural environment and on other users of wilderness areas
Safety and environment
Introduces the Occupational Health and Safety Act, environmental legislation, how to carry out a risk assessment, and how to report incidents.
Social, political, economical and environmental impacts on health
This learning object addresses the competency required to work in the context of Aboriginal history, considering the impact of social, political, economic and environmental factors on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.