Cognitive factors related to user involvement with computers and their effects upon learning from an
Cognitive theories proposed to explain the high motivation to use, and deep involvement with computers, often found in schoolchildren suggest three main factors. They are: desire in the user to control the computer; the user responds to a perceived challenge from the computer; and the user wishes to explore the complexity of the computer software. The paper describes an experiment using a specifically developed piece of software to investigate these factors and to assess their effects on involve
Collage, a Collaborative Learning Design Editor Based on Patterns Special Issue on Learning Design
This paper introduces Collage, a high-level IMS-LD compliant authoring tool that is specialized for CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning). Nowadays CSCL is a key trend in e-learning since it highlights the importance of social interactions as an essential element of learning. CSCL is an interdisciplinary domain, which demands participatory design techniques that allow teachers to get directly involved in design activities. Developing CSCL designs using LD is a difficult task for teach
Early Career Learning - the LiNEA project. Interim report for Accountancy
This report on the learning and development of trainee accountants covers the first two years of a four-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Its findings are based on evidence collected from fourteen trainee accountants in their first year of training and from some of their mentors and managers. The main themes have been selected in order to facilitate discussions about the progress of the research with our employer partner
Intensive quantities: why they matter to mathematics education
Ever since Piaget's (1952) classic work on number, a fundamental distinction has been drawn in the mathematics literature between extensive and intensive quantities. Extensive quantities (for example, volume, distance) are based on the logic of part-whole relations. Adding 20 decilitres of orange squash to 60 decilitres produces 80 decilitres of orange squash, since the whole is the sum of the parts. Intensive quantities (for example, density, speed) are based on the logic of co-variation. Addin
Thursday 12th December 
Marie says she spent much of the day knitting mittens with one finger for the soldiers. Mrs. Fitch came over to visit. Her 11 year old son left home to join Dunhams Regiment at Camp Bedford. The Fitches are going to try and get him back.,Thursday 12th Dec 
Weather clear and seasonable
heavy white frost this morning. I knit
most of the day on a mit for the soldiers
we knit them with one finger. Mrs.
Fitch was here this afternoon one
of her sons about 11 years left here
Where is your favourite place?
The English National Curriculum subject Citizenship: Unit 05 Living in a Diverse World, Section 2. What are different places like? To encourage the children to think about how other people live their lives and complete a series of tasks. Through a range of activities, they explore sameness, difference and diversity. Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2,
Is Lipid-Lowering Therapy Underused by African Americans at High Risk of Coronary Heart Disease With
Objectives. We examined whether racial differences exist in cholesterol monitoring, use of lipid-lowering agents, and achievement of guideline-recommended lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL) levels for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Methods. We reviewed charts for 1045 African American and White patients with coronary heart disease at 5 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Results. Lipid levels were obtained in 67.0% of patients. Whites and African Americans had similar screening rates an
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4th state.,Published in: Le Charivari, May 30, 1843.,A man has just found a needle on the railway tracks. This print is offering a commentary on the potential dangers of train travel. However, the speed of the trains was very moderate and the interior similar to horse carriages.
Conflict resolution: Raising an issue
The way we raise an issue has a significant effect on the entire problem-solving process. By raising an issue in a constructive way, we set the stage early for resolving the conflict productively. The purpose of this unit is to give participants an opportunity to practice and explore this type of problem solving.
Football team of Pomona College class of 1905
The members of the Pomona College class of 1906 football team pose for a photograph crouched in their positions. Wallace Robb is on the back row, standing with his hands on his hips (third from left). Vernon Wolcott is on the front row, third from left. A group of small children look on in the background.
Entrepreneurship is the "pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled". This definition implies that successful entrepreneurs are able to utilize resources that they do not personally own or control. They must go beyond opportunity recognition and the creation of great business concepts and find creative methods for acquiring a variety of resources. Especially critical is their ability to find money for venture start-up and then to obtain money for ongoing venture grow
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
The purpose of this course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation and growth and to foster innovation and new business formations in independent and corporate settings. This course uses and integrates many of the disciplines in the MBA curriculum. This course appeals to individuals who have a strong desire to become an entrepreneur, or work in a startup, early stage or entrepreneurial minded company that may be pursued now or later in their careers. It also is for those indivi
Emerging Enterprise Consulting (Syracuse University)
Entrepreneurship is the key to the American dream. Sustainable growth and an enhanced standard of living for all Americans are dependent on a vibrant, growing entrepreneurial sector. There is a need for entrepreneurs with creative business concepts and the courage to turn these concepts into sustainable enterprises that create jobs for citizens and create value for customers. There is a key difference, however, between starting a business and growing one. The majority of small businesses fail to
Emerging Enterprise Consulting (Miami University)
The themes of this course are innovation and sustainable growth. Our focus is to facilitate the survival and growth of existing small businesses that are owned and managed by local entrepreneurs. The course is organized into two major components pursued in parallel with one another. Students will be exposed to a series of modules that address various aspects of the consulting experience. These modules, and the entire course sequence, are designed around the SEE Model, which is a three-stage mode
Trees along 17-Mile Drive
A fallen over dead tree in the midst of a grove of cypresses and pines along 17-Mile Drive.
Portrait of unidentified woman
An unidentified woman [possibly a Pomona College student]. [Photograph of a photograph.]
Student next to a palm tree
An unidentified woman from the Pomona College class of 1906 stands next to a palm tree.
Choir sings at Wash Day pageant, Pomona College
Members of the Pomona College student choir, dressed in white, perform as part of the 1904 Wash Day program given by the senior class. Behind them is a backdrop that reads, "Pomona."
Theatrical production in the Wash, Pomona College
Gladys Seaver and another Pomona College student perform in a student farce during the 1904 Wash Day program put on by the senior class. A desk and chalkboard represent a classroom scene. A sign in the foreground reads, "Beware of Pickpockets - Management not Responsible for Theft."
Theatrical production in the Wash, Pomona College
Several Pomona College students horse around on stage during the 1904 Wash Day program put on by the senior class.