Futurelab: Social software and learning
This report explores the relationship between the emergence of social software and the personalisation of education. It suggests that there is a changing view of what education is for, with an emphasis on the need for young people to develop the skills necessary for today's evolving global knowledge economy. Alongside this development is the rapid growth of social software, characterised as software that supports group interaction, and by combining these two trends there is significant potential
Literature Review in Learning with Tangible Technologies
When we think of digital technologies in schools, we tend to think of computers, keyboards, sometimes laptops, and more recently whiteboards and data projectors. These tools are becoming part of the familiar educational landscape. Outside the walls of the classroom, however, there are significant changes in how we think about digital technologies - or, to be more precise, how we don’t think about them, as they disappear into our clothes, our fridges, our cars and our city streets. This disappe
Computer-Supported Scripting of Interaction in Collaborative Learning Environments: Framework on mul
Collaboration scripts aim to facilitate effective interaction patterns for collaborative learning that do not occur spontaneously. So far, diverse non-generic scripts have been conceptualized and investigated in CSCL environments. The specification of collaboration scripts aims to provide a common terminolgy for describing scripts and to abstract the core design principles of scripts to better understand effects and mechanisms of collaboration scripts and to apply and re-apply collaboration scri
Are well-designed Web sites efficient for learning mathematics at the undergraduate level?
We conducted an experiment in order to examine the effectiveness of an educational Web site, which provides resources to undergraduate students in mathematics. The participants' task was to solve 18 questions about differential equations. Students in the paper condition outperformed those in Web site conditions. There was no difference between the original and an improved Web site version. Moreover, students in all conditions preferred working with the paper resource. Practical and theoretical i
Didactical complexity of computational environments for the learning of mathematics
How a microworld is used by students is crucially influenced by the teacher, who has the responsibility of organising the classroom setting in which learning takes place. For this reason this paper focuses on the teacher as a manager of the learning situation, in relation to the students’ construction of meaning. A model of teaching which takes into account interactions between teacher, students and computer is outlined. Although the focus of this paper will be on the teacher, the teacher w
The use of Collaborative Virtual Environments to provide student’s contextualisation in programmin
Experience has shown that one of the biggest difficulties that students find while learning programming languages is the understanding of its abstract concepts, and this difficulty translates into a lack of motivation for learning. We propose the use of a collaborative virtual environment to allow students to program within the context of a business-like professional programming environment, akin to that found in a software house, in order to make abstract concepts and requirements more concrete
Report on literature on mobile learning, science and collaborative acitivity
This report combines: a literature review of work on mobile learning in informal science settings, a report on empirical work on mobile learning in each of the partners, and guidelines on context-awareness.,(D33.2.2). EU Sixth Framework programme priority 2, Information society technology, Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope, (contract NoE IST-507838), project "Mobile learning in informal science settings"
Advanced Algebra - Lecture 2 - Language of Mathematics (series)
College Algebra with Professor Richard Delaware - University of Missouri Kansas City VSI - Lecture 2 - Language of mathematics. This Lecture gives an overview of the Language of Mathematics. Great for high school Algebra 2 students.
Faroes Project Slides for March 08 Workshop
We held our first community workshop in Southampton in March 2008. These are the introductory slides showing the objectives of the project.
Boys in Blue Reunion at Indianapolis, Indiana, October 14, 1876
A marching band parades down the street while a crowd looks on. Officers on horseback lead the parade. Flags decorate the street and buildings. The intersection is believed to be Washington and Meridian Streets. Some of the buildings are identified in the note beneath the illustration.,This item was part of the Indiana History Train 2006 exhibit: Faces of the Civil War. The geographic locations referred to in the note are from these books in the IHS library: Handbook of Indianapolis... F534.I55
People Gather At the Farmer Boys Store
A large group of men, women, and children gather in front of The Farmer Boys Store. It is a wooden frame building with a large sign over the porch roof. Two bicycles are parked by the fence next to the store.
House With Ivy Covered Porch and Picket Fence
A view of a house with Queen Anne style posts and spindlework on the porch. Part of the porch is covered with ivy. There is a picket fence in front of the house and a small child can be seen leaning over the fence.
Two Men Watering their Horses in a Stream
Two men are standing in a stream watering their horses. It is a summer day and they have their shoes off and their pants legs are rolled up.
The Lives of Stars and People: Astrology to Astrophysics
Humans have marvelled at the night sky for thousands of years. Early astrological beliefs state that our destiny is controlled by the stars in some magical way. Humankind seems to need to establish a link with the stars, which appear to be eternal – as we humans would like to be. However, as I will show in this lecture, the fascinating discoveries of modern astrophysics establish that our links with the stars are much closer and even more magical than we could ever think. Like people, stars ha
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
SARS may currently dominate the headlines, but the Whyfiles takes another look at another fast-spreading viral disease: West Nile. West Nile has spread to 44 US states and beyond, and while it can be fatal to humans, it remains primarily a bird disease. The Whyfiles offers an in-depth exploration of West Nile in North American birds, tackling the questions How far? How fast? What's next? Who's next? The report also explains how researchers conduct bird studies, such as lab and field studies, ane
This extensive collection of activities from the American Museum of Natural History offers middle school students an exciting and creative context for involving students in the scientific process while introducing them to the rich diversity and beauty of their local ecosystem. Lesson plans, Web-based interactive activities, useful Web links, profiles of AMNH scientists and staff, and other features help students inventory and analyze the plants and arthropods found in their own neighborhoods. Al
Uncertainty and Ambiguity in American Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Combining an historical approach with macroeconomic theory, Thomas Sargent will discuss ways of thinking about American fiscal and monetary policies - exploring how contradictions have developed and how they have been resolved. Thomas Sargent is professor of economics at New York University and senior fellow at Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Liquid Chromatography Books
This site provides a list of books related to liquid chromatography and its applications. While not immediately pedagogically useful, it may be useful to those seeking texts about LC for their own research interests or to provide as references to students.
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: can Europe be the same with different people in it?
After a half-century of mass immigration, has Europe overestimated the need for immigrant labour and underestimated the culture shaping potential of religion? Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times. His new book is entitled Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Islam, immigration and the west.
Auburn vs. Texas Tech (1953)
"Gator Bowl--Auburn Overpowered--Auburn 13-Texas Tech 35" (Description from the 1954 Glomerata)