Digital Government II: Information Technology and Democratic Administration, Winter 2007
This seven-week course is the second in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. This second half of the course takes on emerging directions in democratic administration – and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The course locates recent and emerging digital or e-government initiatives in historical, institutional, a
Cartography and Visualization
This course is organized around seven projects and a capstone assignment. Each project includes readings, quizzes, and discussions about concepts and tools in cartography and visualization. Throughout the course, students complete “mile marker” assignments that are designed to help them progress toward the capstone assignment. Through the course projects, students confront realistic problem scenarios that incorporate such skills and concepts as creating symbolization schemes, coordinate syst
Problem Solving with GIS
The lessons in Geography 483 cover vector and raster analysis, attribute and spatial queries, joins and links, buffers, address geocoding, cartographic design, thematic mapping, surface interpolation, and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 483 the option of testing out of the course by completing the final exam. This site outlines the requirements of that final exam. People who successfully complete the final exam (with a score of 70%
Identification of image transformation models
The selection of the appropriate transformation for aligning two images is anestimation problem: the parameters of the transformation for aligning two imagesare estimated from data such as the location of corresponding points in twoimages. In many cases, however, the appropriate equations for aligning twoimages may not be known: more than one transformation model may be areasonable candidate. Identifying the true transformation is important because it willlead to a more accurate alignment. This
Individualized Reading Instruction in the Elementary Grades, Winter 2008
Explores techniques for assessment of reading and writing skills and for development of individualized instruction in classroom settings; develops strategies for meeting the needs of individual students through the evaluation, utilization, and adaptation of commercial reading materials and through the formation of principles and techniques for producing effective teacher-prepared materials.
Studies in isothermal heat conduction calorimetry: I. The 2-Drop Calorimeter and educational applica
Heat conduction calorimetry is a well-developed technology that can be used on a variety of levels ranging from high school and undergraduate laboratories to diverse applications in industry and research. Both the educational and research aspects of heat conduction calorimetry are explored in this study. The 2-Drop Calorimeter was designed as an educational project in collaboration with researchers at Dow Chemical, Midland, MI and Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Calorimetry Sciences Corporation h
Management of Libraries and Information Services, Winter 2009
Information practice demands knowledge of all aspects of management and service delivery. This course introduces selected theories, principles and techniques of contemporary management science, and organizational behavior and their application to libraries and information services. Students develop skills in planning, organizing, personnel management, financial management, leading, marketing, stakeholder management, and coordinating functions in libraries and information services. Students also
Effect of transverse load on fiber bragg grating measurements (The)
The field of communications has been revolutionized by the advent of optical fiber. Optical fiber now connects most of the world carrying a vast amount of information through a very limited physical medium. To the materials engineer, optical fiber technology has stimulated interest in a new type of micro-sensor application, where the size, weight, and the ability to integrate the sensor into a material structure play a major role. Areas of interest currently include materials characterization, c
Geologic time: Eons, eras, and epochs
Not a geology major or mathematician? No worries! This publication contains resources designed to do three things. The first is to complement teacher content knowledge and its relationship to the nature of geologic science. Geology is not a laboratory-based science lending itself to traditional notions of controlled experiments; rather it is a historical science requiring different methods. Second, we supply teachers with hands-on/minds-on lessons to develop student understanding, and third, we
This is a free site for you to help adults learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills.
Railways - 25K OS map symbols
Symbols for railways on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale (Explorer) maps with photos of examples
Internet Scout Project
Eric Weisstein, the Technical Internet Encyclopedia Developer at the technical software company Wolfram Research, Inc., authors the World of Scientific Biography site. This section of the larger World of Science site is continually growing and includes over 1000 biographical entries of notable scientists throughout history. Visitors can search by keyword or browse by branch of science, gender/minority status, historical period, nationality, prize winners, and alphabetical index. And for those wh
Images from the History of Medicine
This is a collection of nearly 60,000 images that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in various media.
Internet Scout Project
Developed by online museum educators, Pieces of Science is described as "an online gallery of sixteen educational resources related to a collection of historical science objects." The sixteen subjects are organized by grade level and include such topics as lighting rods, Apollo 8, a lunar module, Priestleyï¿½s physics project, and penicillin. Each page contains a variety of resources, but the lighting rod page, for example, explains the history of how Benjamin Franklin used lighting rods to s
Women in World History
Women in World History is an online curriculum resource center designed to help high school and college world history teachers and students find and analyze online primary sources on women in world history. Materials encourage teachers to integrate recent scholarship and give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding global women’s history. Women in World History reflects three approaches central to current scholarship in world history and the history of women: an emphasis on
FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Comprehension Activities, a page of activities to address important comprehension skills and strategies.
What is Inquiry?
Good science education requires both learning scientific concepts and developing scientific thinking skills. Inquiry is an approach to learning that involves a process of exploring the natural or material world, and that leads to asking questions, making discoveries, and testing those discoveries in the search for new understanding. Inquiry, as it relates to science education, should mirror as closely as possible the enterprise of doing real science.
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2 Workshop 1. Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle school classrooms, as well as hear teachers discuss their experiences using designs with their students.,Phil Sadler, a science education re
AP U.S. Government & Politics
The UCCP Advanced Placement (AP) US Government and Politics course is a one semester survey of American Government and Politics covering the Constitution, political beliefs, political parties, interest groups, institutions of government, public policy and civil rights. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass t