Transforming classroom teaching & learning through technology: Analysis of a case study
The paper discusses the results of a research project based on the field testing of a course aimed at developing arithmetic problem solving skills in primary school pupils. The course was designed to incorporate e-learning techniques, including the use of ARI@ITALES authoring tools. These tools allowed the integration in the course of constructivist activities based on interaction with a set of different microworlds. The aims of the project were twofold: to analyse how the adopted approach and t
Web-based course design on the basis of eduWeaver and advancements
EduWeaver is a courseware tool that should enable instructors to create digital learning objects, which are conform to didactical standards, and to eventually combine them to a whole course. The course structure of course models, which were designed in eduWeaver, is hierarchically classified into four different layers. Via the export functionality in eduWeaver that relies on current standards, the course can be used in diverse learning management systems or within another environment as e.g. HTM
Shared conceptualisations in weblogs
In this paper we investigate how conceptualisations can be identified in weblogs using language technology (automated text analysis). We focus on getting a handle on both the concepts bloggers use and the way they think these concepts are related. The analysis of these conceptualisations can then be applied to a single weblog, resulting in a visualisation of potential conceptualisations the blogger wants to share with the outside world. Another type of analysis is to determine the overlap, or sh
EMLs : case study in distance learning education
After a short characterization of what an educational modeling language should be, we will deal with the respective interest of two EML proposals : one proposed by OUNL (OUNL/EML and IMS/LD which is derived from it) and one proposed by UNED (PALO). We will then identify reasons that lead us to choose OUNL/EML for experimentation in distance learning education in order to model our scenario. Finally we will present some limitations or extensions we have identified.
Blogging with students
Studetns taking part in a life discussion
Lansdowne Pocket Park : Final Report
WK2MG Engineers have worked closely with the Landsowne Tree Board in an effort to convert an undeveloped piece of land into a pocket park that will better serve the community. The Tree Board wishes to integrate this park into the social and educational fabric of the community. The park, which is located at the intersections of Greenwood, Bryn Mawr, and Ardmore Avenues (Appendix II, Figure 1 & Figure 2), will be converted into a passive park for the residents, with enhanced wetland conditions to
EMBODYING RESEARCH: A STUDY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN RESEARCH WRITING
College students often perceive the university as alienating; reading and writing impersonal research texts can intensify this sense of disconnect. College professors often feel passion and enthusiasm toward their own research yet find it difficult to create this excitement in their research writing classrooms. This qualitative study explored student and teacher perceptions and instructional approaches in a university research writing course, seeking clues to student engagement. Data collecti
Black Lace Warners Bra
Black lace bra; non-wired, front opening with black metal hook to secure. Adjustable straps. Maker: Warners - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Green Glass Bead Necklace
Green glass bead necklace; glass 'rounds' of various sizes - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
L.E.D. Bionic Quartz Watch
L.E.D watch. 'Bionic' quartz with red digital display. Date: 1977 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Information Technology Education in the Sri Lankan School System: Challenges and Perspectives
Introduction of Information Technology into the secondary school curriculum in Sri Lanka is a very recent development. The subject General Information Technology (GIT) was included for G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination in 2005 while plans are afoot to introduce Information Technology as a subject for G.C.E. Ordinary Level from 2008. Results of the first GIT examination held in 2005 clearly show poor performance by students. Considering the large amount of money spent for Information Technology e
Future Potential of ICT Implementation in University Education in Jordan
The emerging information and communication technology (ICT) has become a strategic alternative for universities all over the world to enhance learning and deliver both quantity and quality programs. The status of ICT infrastructure in Jordan is investigated through a number of core indicators to identify the underlying factors which emerge as serious obstacles to the progress of university eEducation. Findings show that Jordan has made a good progress in international ranking in both the network
PRAXIS - Pervasive Rehabilitation of Aphasia with an eXtensible Interactive System
This thesis describes computer-assisted (CA) methods for the treatment of acquired language impairment in adult aphasics. A key design objective of this project was the elimination of the indirect manipulation of keyboard and mouse (in CA speech language therapy sessions) in favour of the direct manipulation of virtual and physical objects afforded by touchscreen display and radio frequency identification technology (RFID). While computer-assisted treatment of aphasia has been used since the 196
Embedding knowledge in the design of an orthopaedic surgery learning
This paper deals with an ongoing work involving surgeons, didacticians and computer scientists. The objective is to design a computer based environment for learning screw placement in orthopaedic surgery on the basis of a computer assisted surgical (CAS) tool. We describe our methodology to create a didactical plug-in component for the CAS system. The created system will consider the user's knowledge employed for the task to provide linked and relevant feedback.
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Do The Circulation
This animated video in song is about the circulatory system and how it works. The video shows animated diagrams of the four parts of the heart and how the blood flows throughout the body. From School House Rocks. Run time 03:00.
Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities, Session I: Cross-Site Comparative Reflections (with de Wind,
Scholars de Wind, Casanova, Vasquez, Knott and Martin discuss the SSRC Project on the Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities, which investigated the roles of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism for immigrants settled in Malaysia, South Africa, and Great Britain.
Welcome to SCC - Julie Julie Byrne (Executive Director, Sheffield City College) welcomes students to the new Sheffield City College building.
Julie Byrne (Executive Director, Sheffield City College) welcomes students to the new Sheffield City College building.
Phase plane analysis of the Morris-Lecar model
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