2.4.1 Archaeological evidence
How do we learn about the world of the ancient Romans and Greeks? This unit will provide you with an insight into the Classical world by introducing you to the various sources of information used by scholars to draw together an image of this fascinating period of history.
Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health: Foundations/Macro-Mezzo Levels
This is the first part of a two-course survey that introduces an ecologic perspective that can be used to map factors that shape the health of individuals and populations.
1.1 Debt: concepts and evidence
Debt has now become a part of everyday life, with personal debt in the UK topping £1.1 trillion in 2005. In this unit, you will explore the different types of debt and loans and some of the associated concepts, arming yourself with more information to plan your financial future.
Cholera Online : a modern pandemic in texts and images
This site is run by the US National Library of Medicine, to download PDFs the latest Adobe Acrobat is required. The site contains links to nearly 100 scanned original texts on cholera published between 1830 and 1900 and plans to incorporate 215 ultimately. There are also images related to cholera including maps, patients and photographic portraits of medical professionals. There are several ways to order the texts - by author, subject, timeline and location. A brief introduction gives some basic
Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK (formerly known as the Arthritis Research Campaign) is the leading charity in the fight against all forms of arthritis. The charity funds high quality research, educates and informs the public and health professionals on all aspects of the condition, and campaigns for better treatment and support for all those living with arthritis. The website contains a wealth of information including: information on various musculoskeletal conditions, including the different types of art
Nursing & Midwifery Council : annual reports and statutory accounts
This page of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) website provides access to their annual reports and statutory accounts, which are available to download in PDF format. Included are: annual reports and accounts (2002-2003 onwards); the current NMC business plan (2009-2012) and previous business plans from 2004-2005 onwards. The Fitness to Practise annual reports which include statistics about fitness to practise hearings are only available via a login.
TALAT Lecture 2402: Design Recommendations for fatigue loaded structures
This lecture presents calculation of design stresses for variable stress ratios in practice, explanation on the background of design recommendations; it demonstrates the concept of partial safety factors and supply appropriate background information for aluminium; it enables the designer to evaluate service behavior of structural details on a more sophisticated level applying the same principles as in current design recommendations; it provides understanding of the fatigue design procedure accor
"Self: Myth, Delusion, Fiction, or Prerequisite?"
A talk by Richard Hayes, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of New Mexico. From the South Asia Seminar.
"Nicaraguan Presidential Elections: Prospects for the Region" (video)
A panel discussion with: Alejandro Bendaña, Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Nicaragua; Michel Gobat, Professor, History, Iowa University; and Rose Spalding, Professor, Political Science, DePaul University From the Center for Latin American Studies' Latin American Briefing
When are powerful learning environments effective? The role of learner activities and of students
The goal of this chapter is to outline a theoretical and empirical perspective on how learners conceptions of educational technology might influence their learning activities and thereby determine the power of computer-based learning environments. Starting with an introduction to the concept of powerful learning environments we outline how recent developments in information and communication technologies might be used to implement these environments technologically. In the next step we refer t
Modeling and simulation in inquiry learning: Checking solutions and giving intelligent advice
Inquiry learning is a didactic approach in which students acquire knowledge and skills through processes of theory building and experimentation. Computer modeling and simulation can play a prominent role within this approach. Students construct representations of physical systems using modeling. Using simulation, they execute these representations to study the phenomena or systems modeled. However, the modeling task is complex, and students can fail to create adequate models, which prevents effe
An Intelligent Tutoring System for Entity Relationship Modelling
The paper presents KERMIT, a Knowledge-based Entity Relationship Modelling Intelligent Tutor. KERMIT is a problem-solving environment for the university-level students, in which they can practise conceptual database design using the Entity-Relationship data model. KERMIT uses Constraint-Based Modelling (CBM) to model the domain knowledge and generate student models. We have used CBM previously in tutors that teach SQL and English punctuation rules. The research presented in this paper is signifi
WILD for learning: Interacting through new computing devices anytime, anywhere
We use the acronym WILD to refer to Wireless Interactive Learning Devices1. WILD are powerful and small handheld2 networked computing devices. The smallest handheld computers fit in one hand easily. The user interacts with the device either by touching the screen with a pen-shaped stylus, or by typing with both thumbs on a small keyboard known as a thumb-pad keyboard. The largest are the size of a paperback book and have a keyboard that is large enough to type on with all ten fingers. Their low
The Triangle Teacher - Pupil - Knowledge in E-Learning Environment
Our proposal starts from the study of the epistemological statute of the didactics of the mathematics (Henry, 1991; D'Amore, 1999), which faces the phenomenon of learning from the point of view of fundaments, in order to give useful and specific considerations for e-learning environment. In particular we will focus on how the triangle, teacher-pupil-knowledge changes when we use e-learning platforms.
Managing complexity of e-learning administration in
ARCADE (Architecture for Reusable Courseware Authoring and DElivery) is a Webbased e-learning platform specially targeted to the needs of distant education in universities and schools. This paper presents ARCADE in two aspects: as a system for distance learning and as a virtual university. The authors put accent on the way of organization of the education process as a whole while showing the power of the ARCADE platform. Moreover, there is discussed in details the administration of courses and s
Social capital and productivity: how might training affect a company’s social capital? does the li
The ultimate purpose of this literature review, carried out by Liam Aspin as part of the TLRP Phase 3 Project Adult Basic Skills and Workplace Learning (dir. Alison Wolf and Karen Evans 2003-2008) was to answer the following questions: How might training affect a company’s ‘social capital’? Does the literature indicate how this might happen, and whether we might expect a significant impact on productivity? Can these effects be measured? In order to answer these questions, we attempted to
Integrating conceptions of learning for advancing educational practices
Introduction: I have argued elsewhere (Desforges, 2000b) that the core function of educational research is to make a contribution to the educational enterprise. Education is society's commitment to enhancing the human condition through capitalising on human potential for learning. There are many factors involved in such a mission. Better education entails better resourcing, creativity, will, energy and resourcefulness. Researchers must make their contribution by adding to the base of knowledge a
How do we overcome the methodological schism (or can there be a 'compleat' researcher)?
This paper considers a variety of approaches to combining research findings drawn from what are traditionally deemed 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' methods. These include models for Bayesian syntheses, new political arithmetic, complex interventions, and design experiments, as well as the more usual literature review and 'new' realism. I argue here that none of these approaches pose insurmountable epistemological or technical problems. Rather, opposition to the use of such models stems from wa