Learning a New Game: Usability, Gender and Education
This research study aims to investigate the usability issues of a computer game; regarding how people learn a new game. Because the user characteristic and the strategies they use while learning a new tool are important factors for usability, they were also taken into account in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in the study. 16 participants played the computer game. They were also observed and their eye-movements were recorded by an eye tracking device. Results show
Quelle est la nature des expériences vécues par les étudiants en Travaux Pratiques : analyse de d
Le but de cet article est de faire le lien entre les expériences vécues par des étudiants durant les TP et les activités conçues et décrites par lenseignant. Nous tentons donc de déduire la nature des expériences dapprentissage vécues par les étudiants en TP, à partir du discours des enseignants sur ce quils font et ce quils demandent aux étudiants de faire. Nous introduisons un cadre théorique que nous utilisons pour caractériser des Travaux Pratiques : selon leurs buts et
24.400 Proseminar in Philosophy I (MIT)
An intensive seminar on the foundations of analytic philosophy for first-year graduate students. A large selection of classic texts, from Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, is covered in this course.
Self-directed learning in simulation-based discovery environments
SIMQUEST1 is an authoring system for designing and creating simulation-based learn-ing environments. The special character of SIMQUEST learning environments is that they include cognitive support for learners which means that they provide learners with support in the discovery process. In SIMQUEST learning environments we try to find the balance between direct guidance of the learning process and sufficient free-dom for learners to regulate the learning process themselves. In this article we de-
Students' adaptation to a new situation:
the design of an experimental procedure
Different studies (Arce and Betancourt, 1997; Séré, 2002) emphasize the importance of the task of experimental procedure design in a learning context. However, the required design is a difficult task for students (Séré and Beney, 1997). Consequently, students are hardly ever allowed to design their own experiment. The study by Tiberghien et al. (2001) showed that to learn how to plan an investigation in order to address a specific question or problem was the least frequent process object
7.343 Protein Folding, Misfolding and Human Disease (MIT)
This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. The instructor for this course, Dr. Kosinski-Collins, is a member of the HHMI Education Group. Maintenance of the complex three-dimensional structure adopted by a protein in the cell is vital for function. Oftentimes
New authoring frameworks for integrating collaborative learning technologies
This workshop is intended for CSCL researchers and/or their technologists who are interested in designing and then actually creating rich, interactive learning materials in a technology-enhanced environment. The workshop will present the work of two complementary approaches to the design of environments for collaborative, productive and open ended learning, such as collaborative inquiry learning and learning by design. Participants bring in their own issues and work on the design of learning env
Risk Characterization -- Putting it All Together Fall 2007
Nuclear Engineering 175: Methods of Risk Analysis - Fall 07. Methodological approaches for the quantification of technological risk and risk based decision making. Probabilistic safety assessment, human health risks, environmental and ecological risk analysis.
Alcohol from the course Introduction to Human Nutrition
Introduction to Human Nutrition - Fall 2006.This course provides an overview of digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Foods are discussed as a source of nutrients, and the evidence is reviewed as to the effects of nutrition on health. The emphasis of the course is on issues of current interest and on worldwide problems of food and nutrition. Students are required to record their own diet, calculate its composition, and evaluate its nutrient content in light of their particular needs.
Analyzing Author Style using Sentence Combining
This activity should be completed before reading the essay "Beach People, Mountain People" by Suzanne Britt. Students will combine three sets of kernel sentences based on the first paragraph of Britt's writing. They will then compare their sentences to Britt's. The class will discuss what sentence combining strategy or strategies they used and observe how Britt varies her sentences.
African animals in habitats
This is an inquiry-based animal study for early childhood students centered around a visit to the African Continent of the North Carolina Zoo.
A home for Lars
Our lesson plan is based on the book, "Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear", by Hans de Beer. We will use the book to introduce the polar bear's habitat and will elaborate on the necessary things a polar bear needs to survive in this habitat.
Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
Laboratory Investigation of Aspirin
These files outline a laboratory-based investigation into the composition of commercially available Aspirin tablets. The files include student handouts, notes for tutors, suggested marking schemes and technical notes. The investigation takes place over several 3-hour lab sessions and is suitable for 1st year undergraduate chemistry students (at least)
A.B. Spellman comments on the pardon granted to President Richard Nixon
'The Word' with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman focuses on the pardon and immunity granted to President Richard M. Nixon, based on a plea of depression. Spellman compares this to the treatment given to African Americans facing time in jail.
About Teaching - But I Teach a Large Class
This webpage authored by a Biology Professor from the University of Delaware in 1996 addresses the question of how one might adapt the problem-based learning approach for use in a large classroom setting. The page contains no links. The information is not dated and will be useful to all teaching faculty concerned with this question.
A list of books about chromatography and capillary electrophoresis compiled by the Journal of Chemical Education. Includes applications, troubleshooting, mass spec, and theoretical treatments.
Using Problem-Based Teaching and Problem-Based Learning to Improve the Teaching of Electrochemistry
This is a paper from The China Papers dated July 2003 that describes current chemical education methods in China and the introduction of problem-based learning at one institution in the physical chemistry course which is where electrochemistry is apparently taught.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
This website serves as a primer for understanding the fundamentals of NMR spectroscopy. Plenty of useful figures and animations that enhance the understanding of nuclear spin, shielding, and how these phenomena serve as the basis for NMR.
Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area