Systems Support for Collaborative Learning
One of the distinguishing features of novel network based learning environments is their capability to support group work and collaboration. TAGS, the Tutor and Groups Support Scheme, is an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional project, which brings together software systems builders, subject-specialists and educational content developers. Collaborative Learning is central to the pedagogical goals of TAGS, and this has lead to the concept of groups being used as a fundamental organising princi
CoP-independent meta-ontologies and support ontologies
This deliverable offers a theoretical background on which the KM services will be based. It deals with the meta-models necessary for the Knowledge Management services and concerns the development and the choices of CoP-independent ontologies. The existing models for each main concept determined as important in a CoP are presented, the discussions on these models summarized and finally the proposal of the model adopted for Palette is presented.,PALETTE deliverable - report number D.KNO.01 - 83 pa
First version of LimSee3 offering a template mechanism and a customized user interface
This document presents the first version of the LimSee3 multimedia authoring tool. We briefly recall the context in which it was designed, then we describe the main features of this version and its limitations and we illustrate its use trough an extensive example.,PALETTE deliverable - report number D.INF.03
A device helping learners to self-assess themselves
In this paper, we introduce the architecture of an environment, which aims at helping learners in their self-assessment process. We show how we integrated three systems to build an experimental device based on this architecture. We then present the experiment we conducted to show the utility of this device and also to validate our hypothesis that it is easier for learners to self-assess themselves from an exercises-point of view than from a knowledge-point of view.
Speaking up for deaf education
Jason Lestina developed a software program called Animation Speaks Louder aimed at addressing deaf education in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Now, Jason is working on another tool that will be used to teach math using the same program.
"Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are": Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Speech
In 1895, Booker T. Washington gave what later came to be known as the Atlanta Compromise speech before the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His address was one of the most important and influential speeches in American history, guiding African-American resistance to white discrimination and establishing Washington as one of the leading black spokesmen in America. Washington's speech stressed accommodation rather than resistance to the racist order under which Southern Afric
Starting Point: Role-Playing Exercises
This website provides an overview of different role-playing types and techniques available through the Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience project. The site describes role-playing, how to use role-playing effectively, how to teach with role playing, resources for educational role-playing and also includes useful references.
This site features Flash animations that illustrate the development of soil horizons and their characteristics. Animations depict the processes of eluviation and illuviation, soil thickness and biomantle development, and a typical progression of soil profile development from bedrock to mature soil. These visual resources may be suitable for integration into lectures, labs and other teaching activities.
Liberty Ships and Victory Ships, America's Lifeline in War
tells the story of two World War II ship-building efforts. In 1941, with war raging in Europe, President Roosevelt authorized the production of 441-foot cargo ships. These Liberty ships proved too slow and small, so in 1943, a new effort began building Victory ships, which cruised at 18.5 mph, compared to the Liberty's 12.5 mph. By the war's end, the Maritime Commission had built 2,751 Liberty and 531 Victory ships.
Making the best of testing
Two teachers offer a four-point plan for preparing students for end-of-grade tests without "teaching to the test": Teach to students' needs, integrate tested concepts into the curriculum, focus on learning before test-taking, and reduce students' stress.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
WORD – tekstitöötlus, 1.-3. klassile - tunnikava
WORD -- tekstitöötlus, harjutused algklassidele. Informaatika integreeritud emakeelega
The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision
This site defines precision and accuracy and offers dart and bullseye illustrations as a visual example of the difference between them. This explanation is provided as a resource for a lab on measurement for an introductory science distance-learning course from a community college.
Jim Chu - 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award for Public Service
Jim Chu, BBA 1986 - 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award recipient for Public Service Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department Each year, SFU and the Alumni Association honour our most accomplished graduates with Outstanding Alumni Awards. Nominations are made by alumni, faculty, staff, students and SFU's many friends in the community. The 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards gala took place Thursday, February 10, 2011. For more information on Mr. Jim Chu and the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards,
A survey of the diversity of organisms found in the intertidal zone
Organisms in the intertidal zone are exposed to periods of varying moisture, sunlight, and wave forces as the tides rise and fall. The intertidal zone demonstrates the diversity of organisms in a certain habitat.
Bahrain troops fire at protesters
Reuters video appears to show Bahraini security forces firing tear gas at protesters near Thursday's protest epicentre of Pearl Square. Gunshots are also heard.
Walt Disney-Noah's Ark-1959-Part 2 of 2
The well-known Biblical tale is brought to life as a stop-motion musical, which feels more like Rankin/Bass's specials in the medium than a Disney production, only it's more stylized. Noah is advised by a heavenly voice that a great rainstorm is coming which will wipe out most of Earth's inhabitants. So he and his three sons build a boat to precise specifications and begin rounding up two animals of every kind. When the lengthy time on the boat brings spirits down, Noah's sons provide some music
Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel 1914 BL22620 MIDLAND ADELPHI HOTEL, Liverpool. Interior view. Group portrait of the hotel orchestra. The hotel was re-opened in 1914 after partial rebuilding and refurbishment in the Neo-Classical style. Close to Lime Street Railway Station the Adelphi remains open today. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co in 1914.
MIDLAND ADELPHI HOTEL, Liverpool. Interior view. Group portrait of the hotel orchestra. The hotel was re-opened in 1914 after partial rebuilding and refurbishment in the Neo-Classical style. Close to Lime Street Railway Station the Adelphi remains open today. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co in 1914.
This section encourages subjective interpretation and is designed to stimulate students to think freely and generate creative ideas. Risk taking is strongly encouraged as students' respond to the works of art. The pre-visit activity, Introducing Symbols, is intended to help students use critical looking and thinking skills to build visual literacy. The on-site activity, Interpreting Symbols and Design, asks students to explore a work of art in a subjective manner, finding their own personal mean