Mixed Methods Research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on mixed methods research from 'Introduction to Research Methods in Education' by Keith Punch. Most research projects into an aspect of teaching and learning (i.e. educational research) will quite rightly employ a mixture of methods. Indeed, the very nature of most important research questions in education (usually what, how or why questions when it comes down to it) actually demands that a range of methodologies and methods wi
Sci-tutors: Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Science
This article on the Sci-tutors website stresses the importance of ensuring that trainees have access to appropriate ideas and resources to enable them to engage with ethnicity and gender issues. An introduction to the legal framework is provided together with examples of course related activities and resources. These have been used in both primary and secondary training programmes.
What is the Weather Song
This simple song and video poses the question "What is the Weather Today?". The song is sung two times accompanied by images of various types of weather. It is extremely short, but could be useful in an early childhood classroom as an introduction to discussing weather each day.
11.958 Getting Things Implemented: Strategy, People, Performance, and Leadership (MIT)
An old saying holds that "there are many more good ideas in the world than good ideas implemented." This is a case based introduction to the fundamentals of effective implementation. Developed with the needs and interests of planners—but also with broad potential application—in mind, this course is a fast paced, case driven introduction to developing strategy for organizations and projects, managing operations, recruiting and developing talent, taking calculated risks, measuring resu
The Puritan Religion
As the Puritans migrated from England to the New World, they had a clear vision of what their churches should be like. Membership was restricted to those who could present evidence that they had experienced “saving grace.” This most often included a compelling description of some extraordinary experience that indicated intimate contact with God. Only those who could submit this proof were considered “visible saints” and allowed full membership in the church. In the early seventeenth cent
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Joseph Pt. 3 of 6
A realistic portrayal of the Old Testament story of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob, and great-grandson of Abraham, who was left to die by his brothers, but who rose to become prime minister of Egypt. Joseph governed the country during a seven-year famine, during which his brothers visited Egypt seeking grain, only to encounter their brother, whom they had long presumed dead. Brings the Old Testament to life. Closed captioning included. (08:56)
Introduction to Magnetism
What is a magnet? This video is a great introduction to the concept of magnetism. It explains what magnetism is and how it occurs, and describes five types of magnetism and their properties. (6:14)
18.786 Topics in Algebraic Number Theory (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to algebraic number theory. Topics covered include dedekind domains, unique factorization of prime ideals, number fields, splitting of primes, class group, lattice methods, finiteness of the class number, Dirichlet's units theorem, local fields, ramification, discriminants.
Multiplication With Your Fingers
If you can multiply by 1, 2, 3 and 4, you can also do it by 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 using only your fingers and thumbs. A great trick for students having difficulties memorizing their fact families. (1:47)
3-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar
Annealed, polycarbonate bar undergoing 3-point bending under a circular polariscope, From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html
How Levers Work
Video describes the parts of a lever, vocabulary involved in a lever, and how a lever works by shifting the weight from end to end. 1:43
Unlocking Comet Secrets: A Comet's Tale
This is a short video following a scientist quest to document, and study a comets nucleus. This video explains where you can find the comets nucleus and how difficult it could be to document one. (2:21)
TALAT Lecture 5102: Reactivity of the Aluminium Surface in Aqueous Solutions
This lecture provides better understanding of the electrochemistry of aluminium; it gives an introduction to the other lectures. Some knowledge in aluminium metallurgy, simple chemistry (thermodynamics and kinetics), electricity and general electrochemistry is assumed.
Africa - The Serengeti, Part 5
(WARNING: Images of predators stalking and eating prey may upset younger children.) This BBC video which has remarkable footage, is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students and focuses on the land and wildlife of the Serengheti ecosystem in Africa. 'The Serengeti hosts the largest and longest overland migration in the world, a semi-annual occurrence. This migration is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world' (Serengheti, Wikipedia, 2009). 3:07
Catholic Studies | University of St. Thomas
An introduction to Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, USA.
Beyond Y2k: A Look at Acadia's Present and Future
The sky may not be falling, but it sure is getting closer. Where will you when the last three zeros of our millennial odometer click into place? Computer scientists tell us that Y2K will bring the world?s computer infrastructure to its knees. Maybe, maybe not. But it is interesting that Y2K is an issue at all. Speculating on the future is simultaneously a magnifying glass for examining our technologies and a looking glass for what we become through them. "The future" is nothing new. Orwell's vis
An analysis of the SRL potential of a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment based on the collabor
This report presents an analysis of the potential support to Self-Regulated Learning granted by a communication environment developed to support teachers' collaboration on Learning Objects. The analysis is made by applying a check-list developed within the European project TELEPEERS.,Research report
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Introduction to Problem Solving as Search
This tutorial forms part of the "Introduction to Problem Solving as Search" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Five hours of high quality culture a week for all schoolchildren.
As headlined in the media, on Wednesday 13th February 2008 the Culture Secretary and the Children's Secretary jointly announced that schoolchildren should be offered five hours of ‘high quality culture' a week. They were speaking on the introduction of a £25 million pilot project to be run by a new body, the Youth Culture Trust.