Problem-solving and Web resources at tertiary level
We organised two experimental teaching designs involving web resources in two different French universities. In this paper, we describe these experiments and analyse the students' behaviours. Our aim is to observe whether the use of specific online resources favours the development of problem-solving activities.
Towards a Model of the Digital University:
A Generalized Net Model for Producing
In a series of research papers, the authors have studied some of the most important models of contemporary universities, such as: the research university, the entrepreneurial university and the digital university and construct their Generalized Net (GN) models. This paper is based on the casestudies of Sofia University, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh. The main focus is to put the analysis of the processes of the functioning of a university which effectively in
Building skills for the knowledge society
The present paper takes into account the skills sets needed for the knowledge society, and the focus on ICT and e-business skills, innovation and knowledge management in organizations. It highlights the related challenges for learning providers, and in particular for regularly updating the higher education curricula and programs according to the labor market needs. The paper outlines two practical examples for provision of up-to-date training. The first one is related to designing knowledge mana
STELLAR European Research Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning
Starting February 1st, 2009, the European Union is supporting a new Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning called STELLAR (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning Large-scale multidisciplinary Research). STELLAR represents the effort of the leading European institutions and projects in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) to unify their diverse community. This Network of Excellence is motivated by the need for European research on TEL to build upon, synergize and extend the valuable
Åbne læringsressourcer - mod en sociokulturel teori om læringsressourcer
Afhandlingen behandler spørgsmålet om, hvordan it-baserede læringsressourcer udvikles med udgangspunkt i et læringsteoretisk grundlag. Læringsressourcer forstås som alle typer af ressourcer eller materialer, der anvendes til at understøtte læreprocesser. Formålet med afhandlingen at opstille et teoretisk begrebsapparat, der kan anvendes til forståelse og udvikling af it-baserede læringsressourcer. Ud fra en sociokulturel teoriretning udvikler afhandlingen først en forståelse af lær
ICT and adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL
This project set out to obtain a picture of present teaching practice in the use of ICT in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL within formal provision.,Research report for NRDC
MetaLinks: Authoring and Affordances for Conceptual and Narrative Flow in Adaptive Hyperbooks
MetaLinks, an authoring tool and web server for adaptive hyperbooks, is described. MetaLinks hyperbooks provide textbook-like content in a flexible manner that supports opportunistic processes of active reading and learning. Through adaptive methods a single on-line artifact can address the diverse needs of a variety of user goals and backgrounds. The system is designed to support inquiry, exploratory, or curiosity-driven learning in richly interconnected material and to ameliorate a number of u
Designing Assessment Tools in a Service Oriented Architecture
Assessment is an important component of formal learning, and Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) is a well established component of most online learning. However, technical issues such as interoperability and security, and pedagogic reservations as to its effectiveness still remain barriers to the uptake of CAA. In this paper we examine a number of current assessment projects, predominantly emanating from the UK, to consider how a service oriented architecture can facilitate the implementation o
The use case specification of actions in the goal oriented knowledge based learning environment
The proposed goal oriented knowledge acquisition and assessment are based on the flexible educational model and allows to implement an adaptive control of the enhanced learning process according to the requirements of student's knowledge level, his state of cognition and subject learning history. The enhanced learner knowledge model specifies how the cognition state of the user will be achieved step by step. The use case actions definition is a starting point of the specification that depends o
Internet safety in emerging educational contexts
Concern has arisen for the safety of children using the Internet to support their education outside the school context. Inappropriate material such as pornography, inflammatory and racist writings can be accessed both by accident and with deliberate intent to view. Children are also perceived to be at risk from approaches by strangers, particularly in web-based chat rooms. A survey of the international literature in this area highlighted worldwide concern for the safety of young Internet users
MemoNote, un outil de gestion des connaissances personnelles pour enseignants à base d’annotation
Cet article vise à proposer un outil de gestion des connaissances personnelles (PKM) à base d’annotations, MemoNote, dédié à l’enseignant considéré comme un travailleur intellectuel. Me-moNote utilise l’activité annotation de l’enseignant pour mémoriser sa conception per-sonnelle du document en particulier aux niveaux pédagogiques et domaine, qu’il pourra réutiliser par la suite. Cet article identifie les trois dimen-sions nécessaires à l’annotation dans un tel outil de
Affordances – a Merleau-Pontian Account
In this paper, the concept of ‘affordance’ is given an ontological and epistemological explication building on a Merleau-Pontian view of human being as always already being-in-the world in a non-thematized, pre-reflective correspondence of body and world in the concrete activity. A dynamic, agent-centred, cultural-, experience- and skill-relative, but perception-independent, ontology is proposed for affordances. It is argued that this is more in line with the original Gibsonian understanding
Learning Content and Interoperability
In the era of Internet and new information and communication technologies one of the most important things is appropriate use of technologies in order to achieve desired results. In present paper, they are compared two case studies – on one hand there they are presented research results about interoperability in two open-source learning environments developed in Sofia University, Bulgaria and, on other hand, there are given results from “South West Wales Interoperability Project”, sponsore
Never enough time - Electronic literary exercises in an Italian lower secondary school.
Not available,Unpublished ethnographic material, Université de Liège - Laboratoire d'Anthropologie de la Communication
Alberto Vollmer on Thunder Radio
Thunder Radio host Rodrigo Castillo chats Nov. 16, 2010, with Alberto Vollmer, Chairman and CEO of Rum Santa Teresa in Venezuela.
Women's Basketball Game Highlights: Nov 1 and Nov 7, 2010
Highlights from the Missouri State Women's Basketball game vs. Rogers State on November 1, 2010 and vs. Quincy on November 7, 2010.
Discovering Diversity - David
David, assistant professor of hospitality management, shares personal teaching experiences and discusses the importance of fostering diversity in and out of the classroom.
Facilitating Conceptual Change: Computers, Cognitive Processes and Architecture
Computers have gained universal acceptance as tools that designers use. However, computers are often not used to advance the design process but just to make drawings. Many architectural schools still focus on a production orientation which puts the highest value on information management, precise representations and drafting enhancements. Mostly, computer education is limited with button pushing and training manuals. It is the contention of the author that students in Design Studio courses can b
The Shape Song
A song about the shapes. (03:14)
The John Smith Well
Discovery continues at Virginia's James Fort, site of America's first permanent English settlement. Archaeologist Bill Kelso gets to the bottom of a 1609 well.