Constructivism in the Collaboratory
Great attention has been paid recently to the capabilities of computers to provide environments in which active learners can construct their own understanding through open-ended interaction. Yet discussion of constructivist learning environments has commonly focused on the learner as an individual, learning in isolation from other learners. For example, Perkins (1991) characterizes a learning environment as being composed of five facets: information banks, symbol pads, construction kits, phenome
Author(s): Edelson Daniel C.,Pea Roy D.,Gomez Louis M.

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The Complexity of Distributed Collaborative Learning: Unit of Analysis
The problem area of this paper is manifested in the new conditions that characterise distributed collaborative learning. The core argument is that distributed collaborative learning implies an interconnected complexity that can only be properly understood by extending the unit of analysis from technology and pedagogy themselves to real-life social contexts in which networked computers are being used. Experiments and small-scale field trials are only steps towards a deeper understanding of how co
Author(s): Fjuk Annita,Ludvigsen Sten

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TELMA Cross Experiment Guidelines
This document contains the guidelines developed by members of TELMA as a means for planning, conducting, and analysing a cross experiment aimed at contributing to the construction of a shared research perspective among TELMA teams . This is the product of the PhD students and young researchers that brought forward the whole activity. The actual experimental phase was proceeded by a reflective phase in which an agreement was achieved on what research questions to address during the experiment. O
Author(s): Bouhineau Denis,Cazes Claire,Chaachoua Hamid,Cerul

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EnCOrE (Encyclopédie de Chimie Organique Electronique): an Original Way to Represent and Transfer K
EnCOrE is an original proposal which is expected to allow to share and transfer knowledge in organic chemistry. The system will use MIDES a software, with a peer-to-peer architecture, which will allow to set up a technological and methodological frame to allow collaborative building of knowledge in between chemists. Learning GRID's services will help for Experimental electronic laboratory "LabCOrE" as well as for predictive computational tools.
Author(s): Colaux-Castillo Catherine,Krief Alain

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Theoretical Foundations for E-Learning Environments Direct to Virtual Scientific Experiments
In this work we want to put in evidence the necessity to integrate theoretical, methodological and didactical aspects with innovative e-learning systems, in order to hypothesize possible learning models able to facilitate and qualify the e-learning world. Specifically, our aim will be direct to theoretical learning models of Virtual Scientific Experiments to be implemented inside the platforms. Therefore, the result to be achieved comes from the interaction of two different "macro-environments"
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Lever an Obelisk
Investigate the mechanical advantage of the lever in this interactive activity from the NOVA Web site.
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Joe Dickson
In this oral history from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Joe Dickson recalls student activism at Miles College.
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Crash! Bang!
Students learn about the physical force of linear momentum — movement in a straight line — by investigating collisions. They learn an equation that engineers use to describe momentum. Students also investigate the psychological phenomenon of momentum; they see how the “big mo” of the bandwagon effect contributes to the development of fads and manias, and how modern technology and mass media accelerate and intensify the effect.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Виртуална лаборатория за интегрирано изучаване на мат
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Author(s): Sendova Eugenia,Nikolova Iliana

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Implementation of ICT in Higher Education as Interacting Activity Systems
Implementation of ICT in higher education is not a trivial process. It is however a process leading to a number of challenges and problems. The paper develops a theoretical model of the implementation of ICT in higher education based on activity theory and on a case study in a Danish university. The model suggest that implementation in itself is an activity system. The implementation activity is composed of three processes: Selection of ICT; adaptation of ICT and change of practice with ICT. Fur
Author(s): Nyvang Tom

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Work and Power: Waterwheel
Investigating a waterwheel illustrates to students the physical properties of energy. They learn that the concept of work, force acting over a distance, differs from power, which is defined as force acting over a distance over some period of time. Students create a model waterwheel and use it to calculate the amount of power produced and work done.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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A Metadata Based Web Distance Learning Platform
Distance Learning is acquiring a role that becomes more and more important with the huge diffusion of the Internet and related technologies. Consequently, the investigation for adequate architectures and platforms supporting flexible Distance Le arning engines and solution is nowadays of great interests in the Scientific Community. The present paper introduces a platform based on the adoption of Metadata concepts and on the use of a “processorlike” behavior of the Web Course Delivery engine
Author(s): Cirillo Francesca,De Santo Massimo,Cozzolino Andre

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Solar Power
In this activity, students learn how engineers use solar energy to heat buildings by investigating the thermal storage properties of some common materials: sand, salt, water and shredded paper. Students then evaluate the usefulness of each material as a thermal storage material to be used as the thermal mass in a passive solar building.
Author(s): University of Colorado at Boulder,

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Waiting.
Rows of concentration camp prisoners in striped garments seen from the back; two german officers amongst them. Signed lower right.,Rows of concentration camp prisoners in striped garments seen from the back; two german officers amongst them. Signed lower right.,Born in 1910 in Floss, Bavaria, David Ludwig Bloch lost his hearing as a child. At age 5 he came to Munich to the national institute for the deaf and mute. Subsequently, he attended a private school for the deaf in Jena. He began to study
Author(s): Bloch, David Ludwig, 1910-

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Self-Portrait.
View of the artist as a vigorous youthful man who's face is turning toward the viewer.,View of the artist as a vigorous youthful man who's face is turning toward the viewer.
Author(s): Steiner-Prag, Hugo, 1880-1945

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A Boy in Munich Murdered by the Jews.
A nude boy on a low table, his blood streaming from a cut in the shoulder into a dish.,Cross-Reference: Anti-Semitism,Plate unnumbered, from a series Ritual Murder in Bavarian localities.,A nude boy on a low table, his blood streaming from a cut in the shoulder into a dish.,Cross-Reference: Anti-Semitism,Plate unnumbered, from a series Ritual Murder in Bavarian localities.
Author(s): Artist unknown,Sadeler, R.Jr., Engraver

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2.1.1 Memorising
How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
Author(s): The Open University

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Regulation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis
Guide questions - How does GnRH regulate the pituitary in females? How does inhibin regulate the pituitary in females? How do estradiol, progesterone and testosterone regulate the hypothalamus in females? How does estradiol regulate the pituitary in the female? What other hormonal, neurogenic and psychogenic factors regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary unit in females? University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Reproductive Physiology Modules: Part 4.1.2.
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Quran audio library
This website hosts an extensive audio file collection of Quran recitation recordings. The art of melodious Quran recitation, known as tilawah, is a highly regarded one in the Muslim world, and recordings by many famous reciters (Qurra', plural for Qari) can be found here. Among them are the late Egyptian reciter Abdul Basit Abdul Samad (d.1988) and the numerous reciters of Mecca and Medina, who are household names in the Muslim world. While a significant number of reciters are from Arab countrie
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