Rethinking virtual space as a place for socialisation: Theory and design implications
In this article, we offer theoretical reflections on the notion of place in which learners supposedly develop and evolve a structure of social interactions in networked learning environments. We claim that a general concern is to develop more social artefacts that may help learners organise the virtual place in a way that is meaningful to them and helps foster their social presence. Drawing from symbolic interactionism we examine the ways in which individuals interact with their environment, and
Evaluation of CAERUS: A Context Aware Mobile Guide
This paper reports on the results of a user evaluation of CAERUS, which is a complete context aware educational resource system for outdoor tourist sites and educational centres. CAERUS consists of a handheld delivery application and a desktop administration application and provides a visual interface to add new maps, define regions of interest, add theme-based multimedia tours, and deliver this information to visitors through Pocket PC devices with GPS capability. Fourteen participants used CAE
Tópicos sobre programação de computadores como método educativo no jardim-de-infância
Temos vindo a explorar a possibilidade de utilizar a programação de computadores no jardim-de-infância, no âmbito da metodologia construcionista desenvolvida por Seymour Papert. Para o efeito, recorremos à linguagem ToonTalk, que permite a realização de programação de computadores sob a forma de animação, dispensando a leitura e a escrita. Este artigo dá conta das estratégias que utilizámos e das constatações que efectuámos por observação e experimentação.
Enforcing Cooperative Storytelling: First Studies
In this paper, we describe the first prototype of a system called StoryTable, aimed at supporting a group of children in the activity of storytelling. The system is based on a special multi-user touchable device (the MERL DiamondTouch) and it was designed with the purpose of enforcing collaboration between children. The paper discusses how the main design choices were influenced by the paradigm of cooperative learning and presents two observational studies to assess the effects of the different
Trails of Digital and Non-Digital LOs
This document investigates scenarios where learners navigate (follow trails) through environments containing digital and non-digital learning objects, considers some user requirements of systems designed to support the use of trails and presents a possible classification of different types of trail to form an ontology of trails. Separate sections include investigations of trails in different pedagogical approaches, trails in mobile learning scenarios, trails in computer conferencing and the prov
Is support really necessary within educational games?
Games can be powerful learning devices because of their interactive and multimedia capabilities, and their abilities to keep students motivated, active, deeply immersed and engaged for sustained periods of time. Yet the extent to which this translates into more effective knowledge and skill acquisition is not clear from the research reported so far. Several researchers have stressed that support tools should be added to game environments to ensure that learning takes place. In this paper we will
Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor
is a travel itinerary of 50 houses, farms, churches, historic districts, and other sites. Learn about the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory (1772) and the history and impact of canals and railroads. Read essays on transportation, ethnicity, industry, and preservation.
Northport Land Use Plan, Northport, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Northport, Ala. adopted October 9, 2007. Contents: Introduction -- Northport town meeting -- Citywide development concept -- Green infrastructure -- Gateways, centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- The use of land -- Traffic and roadways -- Greenways and parks -- Growth and development regulation -- Annexation -- Specific plans and planning -- Coordinating plans and capital budgets -- Conclusion.
Springville Comprehensive Plan, Springville, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Springville, Ala. prepared sometime between 1990 and 2008. Contents: Introduction to the plan -- Citywide strategic concept -- Springville town meeting -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers, gateways and corridors -- The use of the land -- Transportation -- Downtown Springville -- Plan implementation -- Conclusion.
University Area Neighborhoods Specific Plan, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
This document is a city plan for University Area Neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, Ala. begun sometime between 1990 and 2008. Contents: Introduction -- The University Area Neighborhoods -- Analysis and evaluation -- Specific plan -- Implementing the specific plan -- Conclusion.
Alberta Community Specific Plan, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
This document is a city plan for the Greater Alberta Community in Tuscaloosa, Ala. adopted on February 19, 2007. Title on PDF: Specific Plan, The Greater Alberta Community, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Contents: Introduction -- Greater Alberta Community [description] -- Analysis and evaulation -- Major development components -- Green infrastructure -- Development focus areas --Use and development of land -- Strategies for implementing the plan -- Conclusion.
Montgomery Strategic Development Concept, Montgomery, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Montgomery, Ala. adopted August 28, 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Major policy themes -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- Citywide access and mobility -- Development regulation -- Plan elements and specific plans -- Conclusion.
Climate reconstruction using Foraminifera in Deep Sea Sediments
This Wright Center for Science Education lesson plan (PDF) uses pasta as an analog to teach students how deep sea sediments are collected and analyzed to identify different foraminifera species in order to interpret global paleo temperature change. It includes National Science Education Standards as well as background information and images, a list of materials needed, a step-by-step photo-guided walk-through of the activity, evaluation questions, and reference list.
Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
Course Goals: a) Students will gain an understanding the economic, technological, societal, and global dimensions of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. b) Students will understand the major differences between personal entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, which often occurs in larger mature organizations. c) Students will understand the relationships between personal goals, competencies, and experience to assess what they bring to all types of ventures. d) Students will understand and prac
Entrepreneurship (graduate level)
This course provides an introductory overview of the knowledge and skills needed for the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities in a variety of circumstances and environments. The course focuses on developing a proactive and effectual way for individuals and organizations to determine and pursue their goals. We train individuals to seek innovation (Are we doing the right things?) rather than optimization (Are we doing things right?). The course is integrative and multi-dis
Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products
This course presents a detailed overview of the regulatory requirements for the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Individuals involved in manufacturing, quality control, research and development, and clinical studies will learn the latest information. Explore topics that include the product development process through commercialization; product characterization and pre-clinical evaluation; pharmaceutical industry requirements; clinical trial requirements, good manufacturing
Charles E. Diehl Statue, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
Color postcard with divided back,This statue by Edwin Rust is of Charles E. Diehl who was president of the College from 1917 until 1948. It is 9 feet tall and in bronze. It was sculpted by Edwin Rust and stands in front the Burrow Building at Rhodes College.
Design against crime leaflet 2005
Leaflet detailing the areas of research conducted by the Design Against Crime (DAC) Research Centre. This includes past, current and future projects. Areas include socially responsive design, crime-resistant products, interior and exterior environments, clothing and systems, communications, design licensing opportunities, consultancy, knowledge transfer, industry linked projects.
Individualized Reading Instruction in the Elementary Grades, Winter 2008
Explores techniques for assessment of reading and writing skills and for development of individualized instruction in classroom settings; develops strategies for meeting the needs of individual students through the evaluation, utilization, and adaptation of commercial reading materials and through the formation of principles and techniques for producing effective teacher-prepared materials.
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat