Quality in the New Learning Space: Ongoing Process of Teacher and Staff Training
Quality in the new learning space: ongoing process of teacher and staff training,Proceedings with reading panel
Addressing the Challenges of Inquiry-Based Learning Through Technology and Curriculum Design
Inquiry experiences can provide valuable opportunities for students to improve their understanding of both science content and scientific practices. However, the implementation of inquiry learning in classrooms presents a number of significant challenges. We have been exploring these challenges through a program of research on the use of scientific visualization technologies to support inquiry-based learning in the geosciences. In this article, we describe 5 significant challenges to implementin
Augmenting the Discourse of Learning with Computer-Based Learning Environments
Computer tools for learning are often thought of as providing practice in working with symbolic representations. We exemplify a different perspective in which the technology augments the kinds of learning conversations that can take place. Research from the Optics Dynagrams Project illusmates contributions from this perspective. I will describe pre-intervention learning environment characteristics and student learning, our design strategy for new activities and technologies to address problems w
Could Grid facilitate demanding Media Watermarking Applications?
Copyright protection is becoming an important issue for organisations that distribute digital content through e-learning applications. One of the most promising methods for copyright protection is digital watermarking, a highly demanding application in terms of CPU load. In this communication, some specific cases are presented where GRID computing could be used as an enabling/assisting technology for watermarking. Specific cases of heavy load mathematical transformations for large media objects
The Missing Teacher: Contradictions and Conflicts in the Experience of Online Learners
A nationwide Swedish distance education programme, SÄL, was offered to adults with previous higher education studies working as teachers in K-12. A smaller study conducted among this group of students at Göteborg University, Göteborg, revealed concerns regarding teacher performance online. A follow-up and larger study using a questionnaire survey was used to reveal possible conflicts and contradictions in the programme. An analysis suggests that there is a contradiction between how the progra
Designing for cross-cultural web-based knowledge building
This paper describes the iterative design of a web-based collaborative workspace used in educational practice, called WebReports. The systemâs unique feature is that it allows participants to discuss mathematical and scientific concepts using programmed animated and interactive models of their ideas. Rather than focusing on the specific features of the collaboration tool, we analyze it as part of a constructionist activity system. We describe the context in which the system was developed an
Confronting Health Inequity: The Global Dimension
Since the days of Hippocrates, health inequities and the role of social and environmental factors in the determination of marked differences in health status have been well recognized. For some time now, the driving force behind public health has been understanding and intervening in the underlying causes of health inequity. The publication of the Black Report1 in the United Kingdom in 1980 brought a more focused approach to this discourse by identifying specific factors, such as social class, g
Challenges in Changing the Face of a City
This lesson is designed to explore the complex challenges Oakland's Mayor Jerry Brown faces as he attempts to bring change to the city of Oakland. Key issues include housing, poverty, gentrification, politics and business development.
A lesson in which students examine five examples of roadside architecture built in the 1920s and 30s to catch the eye of passing motorists. They include the Teapot Dome Service Station, the Big Duck poultry store, and the Benewah Milk Bottle.
International Relations in a Post-Hegemonic Age
The academic study of International Relations has, since since its emergence after World War I, sought to combine the development of theoretical frameworks with an engagement, of greater or lesser immediacy, with the changing course of international events. Empire, World War, Cold War and post-1991 US hegemony have all been objects of its concern. Today, oscillating at times uneasily between the enticements of abstraction, and the rush of actuality, the discipline faces a major opportunity, to p
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume IV, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Exhibit Schedule, Cover Illustration Description, Inaugural Meeting of Philo Research Team, Australian Scholar's Research at Institute, Ancient Near East Tour Reminder, San Franciso Hosts Institute Events, Personalia, Tutankhamun Courses
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXII, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Nag Hammadi for Fifty Years, The lAC Spring Public Lecture Series 1996: "New Light on the Early Egyptian Presence in Canaan: Recent Excavations in the Negev Desert, Israel," "Tel Safi Excavations: Old and New," "Who Wrote the New Testament: The Making of the Christian Myth," "Can God be Singular if the Scriptures are Plural?" and "The Education of Aristocratic Children in the Fourth Century Roman Empire: Whose Responsibility Was It?"
FATWORLD is a video game about the politics of nutrition. It explores the relationships between obesity, nutrition, and socioeconomics in the contemporary U.S. The game's goal is not to tell people what to eat or how to exercise, but to demonstrate the complex, interwoven relationships between nutrition and factors like budgets, the physical world, subsidies, and regulations.
The Cryosphere : Greenland Virtual Field Trip
This section part of the Virtual Fieldclass provides an overview of Greenland from a social sciences and humanities perspective. The VFT is built around a downloadable PowerPoint presentation and bibliography supported by maps, photos and video.
20th Century Americanism
Popular Front;Daily Worker; Sunday Worker;Flyer drawing parallels between a socialist society and what the Constitution intended
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Pittsburgh Politics;Soviet Union;Leaflet advertising Joseph Filner's run congress, along with an appeal to avoid war fought among "The Money Kings."
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Pittsburgh Politics;Joe Stalin; Franklin Roosevelt; Soviet-German Pact; Soviet Union;McKeesport flyer justifying the Soviet Union's change in policy following the Non-Aggression Pact.
Nineteenth Century America in Art and Literature
In the United States, the nineteenth century was a time of tremendous growth and change. The new nation experienced a shift from a farming economy to an industrial one, major westward expansion, displacement of native peoples, rapid advances in technology and transportation, and a civil war. In this lesson, works of art from the nineteenth century are paired with written documents, including literary selections, a letter, and a speech. As budding historians, students can use these primary source
Labor Issues; Pittsburgh Politics;Steel Industry; Company Unions; U.S. Steel; Steel Workers Organizing Committee; CIO;Leaflet recruiting Pittsburgh steelworkers to join the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers of North America and describing the injustices of current wages and working conditions.