Calculus III, Fall 2006
This course is an introduction to the calculus of functions of several variables. It begins with studying the basic objects of multidimensional geometry: vectors and vector operations, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces, and various coordinate systems. It continues with the elementary differential geometry of vector functions and space curves. After this, it extends the basic tools of differential calculus - limits, continuity, derivatives, linearization, and optimization - to multidimen
Towards Web 2.0 Schools: Rethinking the Teachers Professional Development
This paper aims at analyzing the Web 2.0 based distance education in the K-12 schools as an emerging phenomenon that catalyzes a new educational reform all over the world. Some pre-Web 2.0 best practice examples are analyzed in order to draw the main findings in the paper. The teachers professional qualification designed to meet the new challenges is considered as a key problem for a successful penetration of this phenomenon in the schools. It is emphasized on the importance of designing a lif
Investigating human computer interaction issues in designing efficient virtual learning environments
Today, when an enormous number of computer-based systems exist, the human activities are being computer mediated. Usually, in designing the interface to those systems, the human-computer interaction is left behind without consideration. In this paper, a literature in human-computer interaction is to be reviewed and the technology aspect of human computer interaction is to be analyzed. Also, general design principles are to be reviewed. According to all these issues, recommendations to designing
Internet Scout Project
Bernard M. Sklar, M.D., M.S., a psychiatrist in Oakland, Calif., provides this Annotated List of Online Continuing Medical Education (CME). Online CME allows physicians to earn CME credits over the Internet. The instruction might involve reading an online journal article, listening to or viewing a lecture, playing a game, answering quiz questions, enrolling in correspondence courses, or having an opportunity to make choices according to the clinical presentation using a case-based interactive fo
Fishbone Analysis- Mini Lecture
A mini lecture on Fishbone analysis which will give an overview of the technique and offer a step-by-step approach to undertaking the analysis
Internet Scout Project
Since the concept of permaculture was introduced by biogeographer Bill Mollison in the 1970s, it has attracted increasing interest from agriculturalists, designers, ecologists, and others. The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) describes permaculture as "the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. It is also the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems
Playing with the Possible
This website documents a high school drama class in which students wrote and performed their own autobiographical monologues. The site is centered around video clips that illustrate how students used drama to develop, express, and debate understandings around contested issues in their lives. Pincus also reflects on the nature of teacher inquiry and its role in her personal and professional development.
How to Acquire Political Power: The Economics of Winning Elections Valentijn : Woordzoeker Leerlingen gaan in deze woordzoeker op zoek naar woorden die te maken hebben met Valentijnsdag. The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Independence or Dependency 2 from the course World Regions, Peoples, and States CML - The ClassSync Modeling Language. The Energy of Light The greenhouse effect visualizer: a tool for the science classroom Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Mustard Gas Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nerve Agents Radiology Lab 6: Extremities Radiology Lab 5: Head and Neck Augmenting the Discourse of Learning with Computer-Based Learning Environments Synthesizing instructional technologies and educational culture: exploring cognition and metacogniti
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An introduction to programming and the power of abstraction, using Abelson and Sussman's classic textbook of the same name. Key concepts include: building abstractions, computational processes, higher-order procedures, compound data, data abstractions, controlling interactions, generic operations, self-describing data, message passing, streams and infinite data structures, meta-linguistic abstraction, interpretation of programming languages, machine model, compilation, and embedded languages.
This course will provide a framework for recognizing and analyzing the major distinctive regions of the world in comparative context. The most important interrelations between environment, economy, ethnicity, and the national identity and viability of states will be explored.
The ClassSync Modeling Language (CML) addresses the problem of creating a controlling overlay to classroom learning activities, or e-leaming workflows. Our aim is to allow authors and teachers to generate a mapping from activity design to its implementation in a wirelessly networked classroom with ubiquitous use of handheld computers for information exchange. CML models e-learning workflows with three major components: actors, data objects, and interaction networks. Actors are the diverse perfon
In this introduction to light energy, students learn about reflection and refraction as they learn that light travels in wave form. Through hands-on activities, they see how prisms, magnifying glasses and polarized lenses work. They also gain an understanding of the colors of the rainbow as the visible spectrum, each color corresponding to a different wavelength.
The Greenhouse Effect Visualizer (GEV) is designed to help students visualize data sets related to the earth's energy balance. This work was inspired by the benefits scientific visualization have provided to scientists in discovering patterns and presenting the results of their work to broad communities. The hope is that scientific visualization can provide equal assistance to students trying to learn science. The philosophy underlying this approach links learning with practice. Hence, students
This presentation discusses exposure to vesicant vapors, such as the chemical mustard, mechanisms of action, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat exposure. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system. Originally published for Medantic Technology by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, the course was co-developed with subject matter expertise provided by the Uniformed Serv
This presentation discusses exposure to nerve agents such as sarin gas and their use as weapons of mass destruction, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a cu
Introduction to plain film and cross-sectional imaging of normal anatomy of the limbs.
Introduction to concepts of imaging of the head and neck region, with focus on angiography and cross-sectional methods.
Computer tools for learning are often thought of as providing practice in working with symbolic representations. We exemplify a different perspective in which the technology augments the kinds of learning conversations that can take place. Research from the Optics Dynagrams Project illusmates contributions from this perspective. I will describe pre-intervention learning environment characteristics and student learning, our design strategy for new activities and technologies to address problems w
This research was initiated to examine instructional technologies and educational cultures in relation to identified cognitive and metacognitive strategies uses in school tasks. The project involved activities from the social studies curricula that were presented through two new software programs intended to support the development of problem-solving and reasoning strategies - IDEA [Interactive Decision Envisioning Aid, Pea (76)] Notecards (34) - and through instructional approaches bases upon "
Valentijn : Woordzoeker Leerlingen gaan in deze woordzoeker op zoek naar woorden die te maken hebben met Valentijnsdag.
Leerlingen gaan in deze woordzoeker op zoek naar woorden die te maken hebben met Valentijnsdag.
The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Independence or Dependency 2 from the course World Regions, Peoples, and States
CML - The ClassSync Modeling Language.
The Energy of Light
The greenhouse effect visualizer: a tool for the science classroom
Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Mustard Gas
Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nerve Agents
Radiology Lab 6: Extremities
Radiology Lab 5: Head and Neck
Augmenting the Discourse of Learning with Computer-Based Learning Environments
Synthesizing instructional technologies and educational culture: exploring cognition and metacogniti