Progression in Multiple Representations: Supporting students' learning with multiple representations
Relating multiple representations and translating between them is important to acquire deeper knowledge about a domain. To relate representations, learners have to mentally search for similarities and differences. To translate between representations, learners need to interpret the effects that changes in one representation have on corresponding representations. The question is how presenting representations may improve or hinder the processes of relation and translation. In this study we examin
For a renewed academy industry research partnership
The joint venture between the academic research on learning technology and industry along the past decade shares similarity with the gold rush: great effort for a too small outcome. From all the energy spent, “acadustry” has emerged; a chimerical community of practice, merging academic and industry objectives and traditions. The relevance and fruitfulness of this new community is questionable. This presentation will suggest revisiting the orientation of the eLearning research policy, taking
Re-engineering of collaborative e-learning systems: evaluation of system, collaboration and acquired
This paper relates an experimentation of a collaborative e-learning system. In this kind of system, tracks arising from communication tools allow to build useful indicators for all system actors. We show how tracks are analyzed and how this analysis is useful for reengineering purposes.
The effect of collaborative knowledge modeling at a distance on performance and on learning
This study examines the effect of co-elaborating a knowledge model in dyads at a distance on performance and on learning. Forty-eight adults participated in the study. Participants were trained to re-represent knowledge taken from a text, using an object-typed knowledge modeling editor software tool. Knowledge modeling is similar to concept mapping, except that the former is based on a typology of knowledge objects and a typology of links, and that the structure of the knowledge representation i
Teaching proof in a dynamic geometry environment: what mediation?
This paper aims to discuss two issues. First we intend to analyse if and how dynamic geometry software prove to be a communication space for students and how they support students towards proving. Second, we reflect about the use of video-tapes as source of information both for Mathematics Education research and for the teaching practice. In particular we approach the question: how do video-tapes help in the construction of a shared experience in the classroom?
Computational Representation of Collaborative Learning Flow Patterns Using IMS Learning Desing
The identification and integration of reusable and customizable CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) may benefit from the capture of best practices in collaborative learning structuring. The authors have proposed CLFPs (Collaborative Learning Flow Patterns) as a way of collecting these best practices. To facilitate the process of CLFPs by software systems, the paper proposes to specify these patterns using IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD). Thus, teachers without technical knowledge can p
Taking Programming into Kindergartens: Exploratory Research Activities Using ToonTalk
We believe that computers should be introduced in kindergarten education under the same philosophy and methods employed for other elements of modern society. Children should be familiar with computers in general, not just with specific sets of skills. We see computer programming in particular as a way to empower children, allowing them to grasp fundamental computing concepts, and not fearing to use a computer in novel ways; they should be able to approach the computer-tool as an adaptable tool,
ToonTalk in Kindergartens: Field Notes
The emergence of a fully graphical, animated programming language, such as ToonTalk, prompted the question: is computer programming a viable educational activity with kindergarten-aged children? Since May 2000, we have been conducting ToonTalk sessions with 3- to 5-year old children, trying to determine what approaches are more successful, what activities are viable, what issues may arise in the process. From November 2001 to February 2002, the sessions took place regularly in a normal kindergar
Inventory of inquiry learning programs - updated version
Deliverable 18.1.2 presents the updated version of the inventory of inquiry learning programs of the Computer supported inquiry learning SIG. The aim of the inventory is to develop an exhaustive overview of applications, tools, web environments, and resources in the field of inquiry learning. The complete inventory is available on the website of the SIG (http://kaleidoscope.gw.utwente.nl/SIG.IL/). The present Deliverable (18.1.2) provides a description the changes that have been made and the mat
A Methodological Framework for Project-based Collaborative Learning in a Networked Environment
In this work we present a new way to use existing technology in a real learning context. We investigate and propose a scenario based on collaborative work of virtual groups of students developing a software project. Our intent is to promote learning through collaborative implementation of a project in shared workspaces. This raises several important issues that concern virtual group formation techniques, group regulation and role-playing by students. Other important aspects are related to the pe
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Kinue Snookes, Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Worcester, recaps the main points learnt during one of her lectures in a slide show with audio commentary
Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo
The website for the Spanish scholar Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (1856-1912) by the Virtual Library Miguel de Cervantes offers key information; electronic resources; and digital downloadable versions of primary and secondary texts. Along with a chronology and a biography, there is available a vast number of his works, including: 'History of Aesthetic Ideas in Spain'; 'History of Spanish Heterodox Thinkers'; and many of his studies in the history of Spanish literature. There is also a section wit
This site offers language instruction materials as well as cultural, political, and social information about countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Congress, Law, and Politics
This site presents papers of members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and key federal law cases. Learn about the Revolution and the creation of the U.S. by investigating the papers of our earliest lawmakers -- Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and others. See Calhoun's speech against the Compromise of 1850 and Webster's notes for his speech in favor of it, General MacArthur's Old Soldiers Never Die address to Congress (April 1951), and more.
The aim of this lesson is to develop students' understanding of the importance of managing time. It is the first lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or used individually, as a whole
Greeting your Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in their own language
Even a simple "Hello" or "How are you today?" can help to integrate a student into a new environment. This article offers strategies and tools for teachers wishing to learn a few words of a new language.
ESL: English Verbs
Learner of English as a second or foreign language can practice their verbs using multiple choice questions based on a bank of 78 pictures of actions.
Portrait of Aaron Wolfsohn (or Wolfsohn-Alle), Rabbi of Hildesheim Area (Hannover) 1754-1835.
Shown full-face wearing prayer shawl over rabbinical dress and side locks. Wolfsohn, a writer of the Haskalah, published in Hebrew, Yiddish and German.,Shown full-face wearing prayer shawl over rabbinical dress and side locks. Wolfsohn, a writer of the Haskalah, published in Hebrew, Yiddish and German.
Table of volcano interferograms
Table of potentially active volcanoes in the central Andes with links to interferograms of each.