Earth's Moving Plates
Find out how our continents have changed over millions of years.
The Taking of Knock Moss 1 to 8
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Credibility of a simulation-based virtual laboratory: An exploratory study of learner judgments of v
Several studies have examined realism and instructional effectiveness of physical simulations. However, very few have touched on the question of their credibility or verisimilitude, from the users point of view. This article presents an empirical exploratory study which investigated the perceptions of potential users of a simulation-based virtual physics laboratory (the VPLab). In the VPLab, students conduct virtual physics experiments designed to promote both acquisition of general experiment
A multi-agent and emergent approach to student modelling
User modelling has been a central issue in the development of user-adaptive systems, which behaviour is usually based on the user's preferences, goals, interests and knowledge. This is particularly the case when the user is a student and the system is a computer-based learning environment. The aim of this paper is to present a mechanism for diagnosing and modelling learner's conceptions based on a theoretical model of conceptions. Our approach takes the diagnosis of learner's conceptions as the
Modèles de soutien à l'élaboration de scénarios
Les enseignants participant aux nombreux dispositifs d'enseignement à distance sont confrontés à la difficulté d'élaborer leurs activités d'apprentissage, sur support numérique, sous forme de scénarios pédagogiques. Dans cet article, nous proposons un dispositif de soutien à la tâche de conception de scénarios pédagogiques « analyse de documents » basé sur différents niveaux de modèles.,Preprint
Little and big houses
Using the book "Little House on the Prairie" and international keypals, students will learn about similarities and differences among children at different times and in different places.
Functional specifications of argumentative collaboration services
This document defines the functional specifications of the argumentative collaboration services to bedeveloped within the framework of the IST project Palette. More specifically, it justifies the need forproviding such services to communities and it describes the functionality of the specified services from a user's perspective.,PALETTE deliverable - report number D.MED.05 - 34 pages
This deliverable describes the O'CoP ontology. It first presents the method used for building the ontology, and then details the results of each phase, as well as our return of experience for each step. The ontology obtained from analysis of information sources from eleven CoPs involved in Palette is composed of a concept hierarchy and a relation hierarchy, with concepts related to Community, Actor, Competency, Learner-profile, Collaboration, Process/Activity, Decision-making and Resource. We al
How would your world look if you saw heat instead of light? In this interactive resource produced for Teachers' Domain, see what familiar objects look like through an infrared camera and watch infrared videos of geysers, mudpots, and hot springs.
The Grand Canyon: How It Formed
This video segment adapted from NOVA uses animation to present the theory of how the Grand Canyon was formed and features rare footage of a phenomenon known as debris flow.
"It Didn't Pan Out as We Thought It Was Going To"Amos Owen on the Indian Reorganization Act
The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, which became known as the Indian New Deal, dramatically changed the federal government's Indian policy. Although John Collier, the commissioner of Indian affairs who was responsible for the new policy, may have viewed Indians with great sympathy, not all Native Americans viewed the Indian New Deal in equally positive terms. In this 1970 interview with historian Herbert T. Hoover, Amos Owen, Mdewakanton Sioux tribal chairman, gave a mixed verdict on the Indi
The Sleeping Mountain
The Sleeping Mountain role playing scenario is part of the Starting Point Teaching Collection. In this scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. They must debate whether to invest in or to abandon their town. The site outlines the roles and includes a description of the original, real volcano which inspired the scenario, Mammoth Mountain in California, with a list of links. Before the de
Starting Point's introduction to Interactive Lectures, and more specifically their use in the entry level geoscience setting. This module on Interactive Lectures has strategies and specific examples of activities to involve students in large and small lecture-based classes. It includes discussions of what interactive lecture is, how and why it is used, and links the user to more specific examples and further resources.
Ongoing assessment strategies for writing
Making final assessment easier by helping students improve the quality of their writing along the way.
A clay bottle with a globular body, flat bottom, long downward tapering neck, and flaring horizontal rim in fair condition. Rim is chipped and slip is almost gone.
A wheel made clay bowl with round sloping bottom, one carination, high vertical rim, ring base, and border of parallel lines on outer edge of vertical rim, with terra sigillata finish. It is in fair and repaired condition with some chips and some slip gone.
A wheel made clay juglet or dipper with a biconical body, narrow cylindrical neck with flaring horizontal rim, handle from rim to slightly above shoulder and concave base in very good condition with some flaking. The decoration consists of concentric bands just above shoulder, three sets of two concentric circles on upper body, narrow band around neck, and a painted handle and upper rim.
Dynamics, Fall 2004
Fundamental programming skills and theory, applications of computers to solve aerospace computational problems, and the use of software in aerospace vehicles and systems. Topics include: digital computer organization, structuring and planning algorithmic solutions to problems, programming and software engineering fundamentals, and introduction to discrete mathematics. Substantial programming assignments using Aero/Astro problems are an integral part of the subject.
JFK50 A Friend to Latin America — Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Ricardo Hausmann talks about JFK's visit to Venezuela and his relationship to Latin America.
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