Problem-solving and Web resources at tertiary level
We organised two experimental teaching designs involving web resources in two different French universities. In this paper, we describe these experiments and analyse the students' behaviours. Our aim is to observe whether the use of specific online resources favours the development of problem-solving activities.
The Microevolution of Mathematical Knowledge: The Case of Randomness
In this article, we explore the growth of mathematical knowledge and in particular, seek to clarify the relation between abstraction and context. Our method is to gain a deeper appreciation of the process by which mathematical abstraction is achieved and the nature of abstraction itself, by connecting our analysis at the level of observation with a corresponding theoretical analysis at an appropriate grain size. In this article, we build on previous work to take a further step toward constructin
Students' and teachers' perceptions of motivation and learning through the use in schools of multime
This article is the result of interviews with teachers, students, and school librarians in eight UK secondary schools regarding their use of multimedia encyclopaedias on CD-ROM. It focuses on a content analysis of their comments on how having access to multimedia encyclopaedias changes the way students work and learn in school, how they perceive it enhances their learning, and how it hinders it. Teachers reported that they used multimedia encyclopaedias as an additional information resource, or
Undertaking HRD research in HE
This presentation explores the challenges encountered in researching the impact of enterprise modules in HE on students own perceptions of self efficacy and motivation to particular career intentions
Examples of Campus-based Learning
This site provides several examples of campus-based learning. Topics include environmental assessment, the nitrogen budget, campus greenhouse gas emissions, eco-houses, and biodiversity.
Developing Questions for Gallery Walk to Engage Higher Order Thinking
This site from SERC's Starting Point explains best practices for developing Gallery Walk questions which involves preparing questions based on a lecture's central concept, issue, or debate. A variety of questions can be used but the technique seems to work best with higher order questions relating to analysis, evaluation, and synthesis; using Bloom's Hierarchy provides a guide for wording questions at various levels of abstraction. Examples of various types of questions including comprehension,
Daisy World Model
The Daisy World model is intended to illustrate a mechanism through which biota might optimize their environment by means of negative feedback. The model offers a very simplified approach to a feedback system and can provide an introductory lesson in how models work. The aim of the model is to implement and test a mathematical model describing possible influence of biota on an abiotic (climatic) system using GAWK and GNUPLOT. The model tests the hypothesis that biota can influence the planetary
This Starting Point module provides information and links on what campus-based learning is, why it should be used, and how to implement it in a course. Links to campus-based learning examples and references are also included.
Calibrated Peer Review: web-based writing and peer review.
Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a Web-based program that enables frequent writing assignments even in large classes with limited instructional resources. CPR can reduce the time an instructor now spends reading and assessing student writing. This CPR website allows users to login and use the web-based CPR program online. Users can access overview information of the CPR program, software requirement s and features, and CPR support. The site also has an assignment library, tour of the program, a l
A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives
This is the transcript of a Project Kaleidoscope interview with Gregor Novak. The topic is Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). Discussion topics include how JiTT was developed and how JiTT uses web-based exercises to foster better personal interaction between students and faculty.
Investigating the Ocean Algal Blooms
This NOAA computer-based activity is designed to teach students in grades 9-12 how satellite imagery and remote sensing can be used to monitor harmful algal blooms (HABs). This lesson teaches students how to read and interpret satellite images and how to use GIS maps and satellite images to interpret the relationship of HABs and manatee deaths. The activity features a lesson plan and a step-by-step activity containing hyperlinks that connect the student to the relevant images and maps.
Excerpt from 'Black Nativity,' performed by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. This musical production is based on the play 'Black Nativity.' by Langston Hughes.
Boston based artists discuss the meaning of Black art. Host Jim Spruill leads a discussion among 17 Boston-based artists on what Black art is and to whom the Black artist speaks. Group assembled includes Orma Jo Flint, Steve Hussein, Hakim Jami, Bob Nellums, Joanne Robinson, Robert Ruff, Joanne Sanders, Ralf Coleman, Ali Yusef, Carolyn Fitchert, Charles Holley, Gary Rickson, Dana Chandler, Jr., Lovett Thompson, John Wilson, and Elma Lewis. Program includes stills of the work of featured painters
Based on a performance by Beth Galston, Ellen Sebring, and Sarah Skaggs. 'Aviary' is a melancholic mood piece that deals with themes of constraint and freedom. In this short sequence, images of a bird flying are superimposed over the figure of a lone female floating in a swimming pool.
Anonymous witnesses in Silver Shield rape case
David Boeri reports on the Silver Shield case. Boeri reviews the facts of the case and the allegations against the officers involved. Boeri's interview includes footage from an interview with Richard Armstead (Boston Police Department). Armstead talks about the case. Boeri notes that police officers William Dunn and William Kennefick were cleared of the allegations against them after a third investigation into the case by the Boston Police Department. Boeri's interview includes footage from a pr
This activity is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of cosmology. Students develop authentic models and gather evidence supporting the Big Bang theory. This lesson uses observation, interactive media, and scientific models.
Health Symposium: Dr. Fraser Mustard, Dr. Bruce Lanphear and Dr. Charlotte Waddell
Faculty of Health Sciences Health Symposium featuring the inaugural Dr. Cam Coady Foundation Lecture Series in Health Issues. Speakers: Dr. Fraser Mustard Dr. Cam Coady Foundation Lecturer The Canadian Leader about the socioeconomic determinants of human development and health. Founding President of the Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR). Head of the CIFAR Founder's network. "The Experience-based Brain and Human Development" Dr. Bruce Lanphear Professor of Children's Environment
RocketModeler was developed at the NASA Glenn Research Center in an effort to foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math. RocketModeler is a simulator that models the design and flight of a model rocket. The program works in two modes: Design Mode or Flight Mode. In the Design Mode, you can change design variables including the size of the rocket body, the fins, and the nose cone. You can also select different materials for each component. You can select from a variety of standa
Chromatography theory and modes
This site is an introductory lecture in outline form about chromatography. It appears directed toward biochemical separations. The coverage is broad but not deep. Discussions of counter-current separations, gel permeation, and ion exchange are accompanied by some mention of partition, paper, and gas chromatography