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
Author(s): Guralnick David

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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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Berkeley Writers at Work: Michael Pollan
Pollan reads from his work, is interviewed about his writing process, and answers questions from the audience. Michael Pollan is Knight Professor of Journalism at the Graduate School and director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. He is a contributing writer at the "New York Times Magazine", and the author of three books: "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World"; "A Place of My Own"; and "Second Nature". For many years he served as Executive Editor of
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Caribbean Dance
Students perform during the Americas Regional Night on March 1, 2014.
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Impact of an Oil Spill
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes the impact of oil spills on the environment, how oil spills are tracked, and what is used to clean up oil spills. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquir

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Oil Clean Up in Oceans
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that contains a Hands-on Activity in which students simulate an oil spill and try to clean it up in different ways. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the sc

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Energy Workshop: Strategic Energy Planning
This workshop will assist organizations by helping them understand their operational choices in terms of energy supply and market pricing. Be prepared to take take advantage of new pricing options and efficient technologies, obtain financial incentives and focus budget dollars on core operations.
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Calculus-Curl, Part 1
The instructor in this video, Sal Khan, explores vector theory. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
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The Law of the Internet
The Internet is at once a constructive and disruptive technology. As more and more of our lives move online, we are faced with opportunities to do new and amazing things. Concurrently, we encounter problems that no one anticipated as we collectively built the internet as we know it today. This seminar will consider some of the most intriguing of the issues to which the advent of the internet has given and continues to give rise. It will focus on a cluster of topics about which any computer user
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