What is the Right Answer
The purpose of this resource is to introduce students to the concept that sometimes there is no one "right" answer to a question or measurement. Students learn to be careful when searching for a right answer to questions such as 'What time is it?' by comparing multiple measurements of the time of day. Students gain an intuitive understanding of the characteristics of imperfect measurements. Using different clocks, students simultaneously record the displayed times. The resulting time measurement
Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Engaging students in ethical debates
This case study outlines an investigation into the acceptance of a new pedagogical paradigm aiming to engage and inspire students in ethical and entrepreneurial activity
Badminton : Backhand en netdrop De leerlingen krijgen in deze les allerhande oefeningen op de backhand. Ze leren te verdedigen met aandacht voor: In een tweede …
De leerlingen krijgen in deze les allerhande oefeningen op de backhand. Ze leren te verdedigen met aandacht voor:
In een tweede …
John Hanks provides live accompaniment for American Dance Festival at Duke University
John Hanks, Staff Associate with the Duke Dance Program, provides live accompaniment for American Dance Festival classes at Duke University, whether the dancers need a slow warm-up piece, a waltz, or a "full-tilt boogie." He's an improvisational one-man band! More information: http://americandancefestival.org Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversity/posts Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU In
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
IPL: Heart Hormones in Health and Disease: A Hearty Professor's Perspective
Professor Chris Charles' Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Wednesday, 12 February 2014.
15 year old from Malawi builds windmill using spare parts William Kamkwamba, a school drop-out (his family couldn't afford the fees) who lives in a remote village with no electricity, built his family a windmill using bicycle parts and scrap materials. The young inventor only had a photograph in a primary school textbook on energy to guide him.
William Kamkwamba, a school drop-out (his family couldn't afford the fees) who lives in a remote village with no electricity, built his family a windmill using bicycle parts and scrap materials. The young inventor only had a photograph in a primary school textbook on energy to guide him.
Economic Update: "Public vs Private Enterprise"
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Concepts in Economic Evaluation
Describes how economic theory is linked to economic evaluation techniques like cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and to introduce students to many concepts that are specific to economic evaluation.
Methods in Biostatistics II
Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples.
Should Students Use Their Private Laptop Computers for Study Purposes?
Project and Problem Based Learning has become a standard method of teaching at Technikum Wien. In the course of Computer Science students used their own Laptop Computers for all lessons. If students could not afford a laptop, one was provided by the department. The over all results of this experiment have been very promising. It was possible to reduce the total costs of teaching, mainly because less support for the student laptops was needed. Even more important, most teaching obstacles previous
ICT use in school: vision and performance measures
The implementation of ICT in schools requires a vision on ICT use in school, the formulation of clear strategic goals, and the planning and organisation of the use of ICT in school. The pursued goals are those points we want to reach for the learner by setting up ICT use in school. At the same time the pursued goals are the results of using ICT as expected by the stakeholders, being the learner, the teacher, the ICT coordinator, and on an indirect way the parents, the environment and the funding
Andrea Coville, Relevance | Talks at Google
On June 17, 2014, Andrea Coville, CEO of Brodeur Partners, visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss her book, Relevance: The Power to Change Minds and Behavior and Stay Ahead of the Competition. Organizations spend billions of dollars annually in an attempt to win customers, move products, and enhance their brand image. However, according to Ms. Coville, many of these efforts are missing an essential element: relevance. She draws on original research and two decades of experience to off
Informational technologies in resolving the social issues of school communities in Uzbekistan
This article examines the experience of 40 schools of Uzbekistan in usage of Informational technologies in resolving the social issues of their communities. The article describe the projects that were used by schools in the framework of the "Global Connections and Exchange - Uzbekistan" programme during the 2005-2007 academic years, and results of the projects and their positive experience.
Changes in education: implications for teacher education.
This communication present the implication of the introducing of ICT in teacher training education, at the IUFM of Grenoble.
Building Bridges within Learning Communities through Ontologies and "Thematic Objects"
Communication through artefacts, in the sense of objects (co-)constructed by learners, is a well known mechanism in synchronous shared workspace environments. In this article, we explore the potential of extending this principle to heterogeneous, anonymous and asynchronous learner communities by drawing on existing work, e.g. in the areas of "social navigation" and recommender systems. A new ingredient is the description and provision of "thematic objects" embedded in a task/activity context. De
Graphical Jogthrough: expert based methodology for user interface evaluation, applied in the cas
Walkthrough and Jogthrough techniques are well known expert based methodologies for the evaluation of user interface design. In this paper we describe the use of Graphical Jogthrough method for evaluating the interface design of the Network Simulator, an educational simulation program that enables users to virtually build a computer network, install hardware and software components, make the necessary settings and test the functionality of the network. Graphical Jogthrough is a furth
The use of a computerized brain atlas to support knowledge-based training in radiology
Trainers of radiologists face the particular challenges of teaching normal and abnormal appearance for a variety of imaging modalities, providing access to a large appropriately-indexed case library, and teaching a consistent approach to the reporting of cases. The computer has the potential to address these issues, to supplement conventional teaching of radiology by providing case-based tutoring and diagnostic support based on a large library of images of normal and abnormal anatomy, fully desc
Internet Scout Project
A recent USGS open file report entitled Ranking of the World's Oil and Gas Provinces by Known Petroleum Volumes groups the worlds 937 geologic provinces into eight regions by known petroleum volumes of field. This site succintly describes the ranking methods used and results of the study. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Middle East and North Africa was found to contain nearly twice as many billions of barrels of oil than any other area. The researchers hope that the rankings will "facilitate studi