Science Information Tutorial
This Science Information tutorial was created to help UCI undergraduate students understand the fundamental processes of knowledge creation and scholarly communication in the basic and applied sciences. The self-paced tutorial uses a series of interactive exercises to illustrate concepts such as the scientific method, peer review, scholarly communication, and methods of locating and evaluating scientific literature and information sources. This tutorial is divided into three sections: (1) Creat
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Machines that change climate: Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Toyota Prius
This activity asks students make 'back-of-the-envelope' calculations to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide released to the environment by different types of automobiles. It shows students that decisions they make can significantly alter the amount of greenhouse gases they release to the environment. It also helps students learn about exponential growth by calculating how the money saved by purchasing an inexpensive car can be invested to great advantage. The exercise is designed for non-scien
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Terry O'Malley as the Boxer
Terry steps in front of the camera and portrays "The Boxer" in a commercial for Canadian Breweries "Red Cap Ale" in the 1960s.
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Exploring Individual and Collaborative Dimensions of Knowledge Building in an Online Learning Commun
An exploratory study of students' engagement in online learning and knowledge building is presented in this paper. Learning in an online community, composed of students (pre-service teachers) and experts (experienced in-service schoolteachers and academics), is the study's primary focus. Students' interaction and knowledge discourse structures, arising from individual readings of academic papers and asynchronous collaboration with peers and experts, are investigated using social network and cont
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Stick Pick App for iOS
'Pick a student at random just by giving your device a shake or tapping the screen -- but that’s just the beginning. Stick Pick suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during classroom discussions. If a student is consistently scoring near the top or bottom, simply change the level so students aren't bored or frustrated. Depending on students' levels of English proficiency, they might be asked simple yes-or-no questions or to e
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Morning Meeting: Dialogue Sharing with Questions and Comments
In this video, Suzi Sluyter's kindergarten class has been practicing asking questions and making comments about a classmate's sharing during Morning Meeting.  This activity can be used in all elementary classrooms and modified for the age of the learners.  It is a great way to build oral language skills as well as confidence and respectful behaviors.  (02:44)
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Doors open (for green fingers) at the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology.
  Professor Charlie Hodgman

Monday 2nd July sees the official opening of the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) based at the University of Nottingham. In this podcast Professor Charlie Hodgman discusses the setting up and aims of CPIB.

CPIB is based at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonnington campus and aims to create a virtual root which will serve as an exemplar for using Integrative Systems Biology. Systems
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The First Decade of Informatics in Dutch High Schools
Informatics is currently being taught in high schools all over the world. In the Netherlands, where all students are expected to become computer literate in the lower grades of high school (Hulsen et al., 2005), it has been decided not to consider computer literacy as being part of Informatics. What, then, should be the content of the Informatics curriculum taught in the higher grades? What should be taught, how and to whom? How should students' achievements be assessed? The answers to these que
Author(s): Grgurina Natasa,Tolboom Jos

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Hazy morning sunrise signals the start to another day at Penn State
This continuous recording was then later sped up to capture sunrise at University Park. On July 5, 2012, the sun broke the horizon at approximately 5:46am. This shot was setup on the athletic fields adjacent to Beaver Stadium which can be seen in silhouette in the bottom right of the frame.
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New Learning Methodologies and Tools for Corporate E-Learning
While e-learning has become accepted in large companies as a standard option for training, most corporate e-learning has not produced the hoped-for performance improvement. Yet elearning has a tremendous amount of unrealized potential to provide high-quality, educationally-sound, engaging training that improves employees’ performance. Corporate elearning’s lack of success seems to be due to the dearth of widely-publicized methods to teach skills needed by corporate employees, and by the percei
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The impact of example comparisons on schema acquisition: Do learners really need multiple examples?
Comparing multiple examples within problem categories is usually considered a necessary prerequisite for schema acquisition. However, there is an evident lack of conclusive empirical evidence supporting this claim. Moreover, there are findings indicating that carefully designed one-example conditions may allow for profitable processes of example comparison as well. In line with this reasoning, we present an experiment - that builds up on a series of studies conducted by Quilici and Mayer (1996)
Author(s): Scheiter Katharina,Gerjets Peter,Schuh Julia

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Using text messaging to support administrative communication in higher education
To be effective in higher education, text messaging must be effectively integrated into both the student and staff experience. These user groups provided input into the design of StudyLink, an email to text message service. A small-scale trial was conducted over a period of two academic terms to investigate the feasibility of using this system in a real educational setting. Students reported high satisfaction with the quantity and content of the text messages and tutors reported changes in behav
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A Parallel Grid-based Implementation for Real Time Processing of Event Log Data in Collaborative App
Collaborative applications usually register user interaction in the form of semi-structured plain text event log data. Extracting and structuring this data is a prerequisite for later key processes such as the analysis of interactions, assessment of group activity, or the provision of awareness and feedback. Yet, in real situations of online collaborative activity the processing of log data is usually done offline since structuring event log data is, in general, a computationally costly process
Author(s): Paniagua Claudi,Xhafa Fatos,Caballé Santi,Daradou

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The virtual training center: a support tool for teachers community
Communities of practice for teachers are emerging, where the issues of life long learning of in-service teacher is supported by a collective effort and by applying modern methodologies and tools. The paper describes how effective support to teachers communities is achieved by means of a Virtual Training Center, that is the virtual meeting place of the community, which was built during the I*Teach pilot project. Teachers who have similar goals, but few opportunities to physically meet each other
Author(s): Dodero Gabriella,Ratcheva Desislava,Stefanova Eliz

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Dr. Carol Miller - Academic Spotlight
Dr. Carol Miller, distinguished professor of business law, was recently selected as the recipient of the Women's Justice Legal Scholar award. The award is presented by the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly Media. The Legal Scholar award is awarded to women faculty members or administrators who have fulfilled the women's justice ideals through their own work with the justice system through their research or scholarship, or through teaching and inspiring others. The award recognizes women across Missouri
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Wind With Miller
This fun, interactive website, created by the Danish Wind Industry Association, educates students about wind power. Visitors can learn how a turbine generates electricity. Through a series of animated links or by taking a tour up the tower, users can learn how all the parts of a turbine function. With the help of a series of simulations, Miller teaches students how the wind blows. The site also features many activities designed to educate students about wind speed, electricity, generators, and m
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Calling time on binge drinking
 Dr Martin Hagger

Tackling Binge Drinking with pen and paper in the workplace: Science fiction or psychological fact?

In this podcast, Dr Martin Hagger explains how an innovative psychological approach could help reduce one of Europe’s most serious health risks.

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Changing the face of war crimes.

Dr Olympia Bekou, from the School of Law, talks to the UON podcast about her pending trip to the International Criminal Court's review in Uganda, where aggession could be added to the list of crimes it can prosecute.


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Lunch Poems: Lyn Hejinian
Lyn Hejinian is the author or co-author of 14 books of poetry, including most recently My Life in the Nineties and The Fatalist, as well as the award-winning My Life. Poetry Flash has described My Life as a work that has "real, almost hypnotic power, obvious intelligence, and [is] astonishingly beautiful." Hejinian teaches in the UCB English Department. Her critical writings were published in The Language of Inquiry from UC Press. She has been the editor of Tuumba Press and co-editor of Poetics
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Institute of Industrial Relations 60th Anniversary Program
Globalization and Labor's Response Moderator: Katie Quan Speaker: Richard Walker Discussants: Clair Brown, James Lincoln The Immigration Debate: New Research and Policy Proposals Moderator: Steven Pitts Speaker: Steven Raphael Discussants: Irene Bloemraad, Maria Echaveste The Labor Movement: Organizing California's Future Moderator: Carol Vendrillo Speakers: Tom Rankin, Kim Voss Discussants: Veronica Carrizales, Carol Zabin Public Policies for a Better California Moderator: Michael Reich Pane
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