Inside Theory-Aware and Standards-Compliant Authoring System
In their paper , Bourdeau and Mizoguchi foresaw a framework for ontology-based intelligent systems. Although it took longer years than their expectation, the ontology they have been developing is now released for evaluation with the help of the second author. Ontology building is a labor-intensive process and it is rarely perfect. Our enterprise is not an exception. The current ontology is still very preliminary because it has been completely reconstructed from the existing one with a few ne
Changing How and What Children Learn in School with Computer-Based Technologies
Schools today face ever-increasing demands in their attempts to ensure that students are well equipped to enter the workforce and navigate a complex world. Research indicates that computer technology can help support learning, and that it is especially useful in developing the higher-order skills of critical thinking, analysis, and scientific inquiry. But the mere presence of computers in the classroom does not ensure their effective use. Some computer applications have been shown to be more suc
CoVis: A National Science Education Collaboratory
Networked Computers Incorporated Role in Collaborative Learning
Designing Assessment Tools in a Service Oriented Architecture
Assessment is an important component of formal learning, and Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) is a well established component of most online learning. However, technical issues such as interoperability and security, and pedagogic reservations as to its effectiveness still remain barriers to the uptake of CAA. In this paper we examine a number of current assessment projects, predominantly emanating from the UK, to consider how a service oriented architecture can facilitate the implementation o
Virtual Reality for Learning: Sharing Experiences rather than Resources
Virtual Reality is becoming a major candidate for embodying immersive learning environments. Whereas in the two preceding decades learning has been conceptualized as situations where students are guided rather than elicited to undertake actions, it is now the right time to explore the other side or the continuum.
Elearning: Bringing Reflective Practice and Self-Development Learning Activities Online
Reflective practice is in vogue as a tool in many parts of the educational economy, though the efforts to support its development often lag behind the promotion of the practice itself. Some of the issues relating to the development of this competency, and barriers to the same, are covered in my Teaching and Learning Optional Paper "Teaching and Supporting the Development of Reflective Practice". As momentum builds for the introduction of reflective practice, the educational and management worlds
The proving process within a dynamic geometry environment
Proof and proving have been objects of investigation from the point of view of mathematics and mathematics education for the past few years. Historical and epistemological studies show that proof is a crucial activity within mathematical practice. Didactical studies show that students encounter many difficulties when approaching proving in the classroom. Research at a cognitive level has developed frameworks interpreting students' difficulties. Studies concerned with the use of new technologies
Learning to Recommend from Positive Evidence
In recent years, many systems and approaches for recommending information, products or other objects have been developed. In these systems, often machine learning methods that need training input to acquire a user interest profile are used. Such methods typically need positive and negative evidence of the user's interests. To obtain both kinds of evidence, many systems make users rate relevant objects explicitly. Others merely observe the user's behavior, which fairly obviously yields positive e
Different Perspectives in Darden's Global Executive MBA
http://www.darden.virginia.edu/gemba - Darden Global MBA for Executives student Roger Carlile describes how the diversity of his classmates contributes to the learning environment in the Darden classroom.
LeRC K-12 Wind Tunnel Homepage
This site offers information about wind tunnels. Learn how to build a wind tunnel, read about wind tunnel history, download flow-simulation software, view experiments for grades 8-12, and link to other wind tunnel websites
Robotics with the XBC Controller
This course offers a brief history of robotics, and a definition of robot and robotics. The course includes an introduction to IC and the XBC, downloading firmware, Updating the bitstream, and IC Environment and simulator. It concludes with an activity building a Demo-Bot.
Le nuove tecnologie per la sperimentazione nella scuola
Il problema cruciale del rapporto tra scuola e le nuove tecnologie. Utilizzo del computer e sperimentazione.,The critical problem of the relation school - new tecnnologies. Utilization of personal computer and experimentations.,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,Didatti
This extensive collection of activities from the American Museum of Natural History offers middle school students an exciting and creative context for involving students in the scientific process while introducing them to the rich diversity and beauty of their local ecosystem. Lesson plans, Web-based interactive activities, useful Web links, profiles of AMNH scientists and staff, and other features help students inventory and analyze the plants and arthropods found in their own neighborhoods. Al
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Using this online activity, students explore the meaning of probability using the pigeonhole principle. The initial question asks students to determine the probability that someone who is not paying attention to what she is doing can put checks into the correct envelopes. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The solution hint suggests experimenting with the possible outcomes with checks a, b,
Auburn vs. Texas Tech (1953)
"Gator Bowl--Auburn Overpowered--Auburn 13-Texas Tech 35" (Description from the 1954 Glomerata)
Wind energy : energy from moving air
This resource focuses on the renewable resource of wind energy. This brief overview of wind energy explores how moving air is managed when it is formed. This resource will address such topics as (1) What is Wind?, (2) The History of Wind, (3) Windmill Mechanics, (4) Wind Machines Today, (5) Types of Windmills, (6) Wind Power Plants, (7) Wind Resources, (8) Wind Production, (9) Wind Energy Economics, (10) Wind and the Environment, and (11) the Future of Wind. Copyright 2005 International Technolo
The Nation's Report Card
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts. The site's resources include access to data, state profiles, special studies, and publications.
Natural Bridge of Alabama, Winston County, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of the Natural Bridge of Alabama located in Winston County. This rock arch is the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies, spanning over 127 ft (40 m), which has public access. Postcard text: (back) Natural Bridge of Alabama located in Winston County, Alabama, called "Free State of Winston," 10 miles south of Haleyville, Alabama. Highway No. 5. Picnic grounds. Artesian water. Souvenirs. Visited by tourists from all 48 states and many foreign countries. Open ye
William James Samford Home, Opelika, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of the home of William James Samford, 31st Governor of Alabama. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mrs. [Caroline] Draughon dated February 21, 1955.