University of Nottingham, physics and astronomy resources
The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology studies new physics and exploits novel principles in nanostructured devices with a new functionality. The nanostructures vary from superconductors to biopolymers and are obtained from nature or fabricated with bottom-up methods (starting with atoms or molecules) or top-down techniques (such as electron-beam lithography). The Institute consists of several research groups and a nanofabrication cleanroom facility. With a staff of
The Evolution of the European Single Market - The theory
Lecture slides for a first year economics course on European economic issues as taught by Cillian Ryan at the University of Birmingham in 2009/10.
Telling African stories in the media
In a moderated discussion with Joel Negin, lecturer in international public health at the University of Sydney, Kenyan photojournalist Thomas Mukoya presented his experiences in telling African stories in the global media; outlining challenges, successes (Running Time 88:03)
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 2D shapes
Images of 2D shapes with formula for calculating area square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, pythagorean theorem, circle, circular sector, circular ring
Core Physics PBL – White Knuckle Ride.
White Knuckle Ride’ is a Group Research Project, undertaken by students organised into small groups working as teams. Most, if not all, of the required theory can be found in the course book (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler). You will have four laboratory sessions to perform the experiments, as well as two workshops with facilitators. For each of the workshops you should prepare answers to set question, which will be marked at the workshops. These workshop questions are designe
Townsend Debate 2010
The Townsend Debate, which started in 2004, is an annual competition that challenges Purdue Agriculture undergraduates to demonstrate their excellence in written and oral communication. Over the years, participation, and quality of argumentation and research have greatly improved. The debate is named in honor of its generous donor Wayne Townsend (BS; 1951) who served as a Trustee for Purdue University (1989-2004), and has been an active supporter of undergraduate education in the College of Ag
Meadows Museum Exhibit Focuses on the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Alan C. Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, hosts a tour of "Breaking New Ground: Presenting the George W. Bush Presidential Center," a special exhibit at SMU's Meadows Museum that continues through February 6, 2011.
Power of Microfinance
Opportunity International Bill Morgenstern talks Nov. 10, 2010, at Thunderbird School of Global Management. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Workshop White Paper - Education in the Wild: contextual and location-based mobile learning in actio
The workshop explored recent innovations into location-based, or geospatially-informed, contextual mobile learning, and issues arising from them. Location-based technologies offer opportunities for new forms of learning that engage more deeply with physical surroundings and support continuity of understanding across settings; they also pose technical difficulties of modelling and maintaining continuity of context, and ethical challenges including the right to privacy of location and escape from
Modélisation de profils d'élèves à partir de
traces de résolution de problèmes
La modélisation automatique des connaissances de lapprenant est nécessaire dès lors que lon cherche à accompagner un apprentissage dans le cadre des EIAH. Dans ce rapport, nous présentons un travail en cours dans lequel des techniques de classification automatique permettent dengendrer des modèles délèves interprétables par un enseignant ou un didacticien et utilisables éventuellement par un « tuteur » automatique. Lapproche proposée a été appliquée au domaine de la ré
Enhancing Collaborative Language Learning in Engineering Education with Team Portfolio
This paper describes the development and implementation of learning and teaching experiment to encourage the use of e-portfolio in language learning courses and also the integration of English courses with professional studies of engineering students. This is an ongoing project which is annually developed and improved based on student feedback the focus being on collaborative and communicative language learning. New learning environments, such as learning platforms, e.g. R5 Generation, Skype and
The comparative study of the ICT collaborative environments in master courses ITC Euromaster and A/E
ICT collaborative environments surpasses old practices with drawing learning closer to a real life with interactivity and authenticity of real world problems in learning and consequently reducing de-contextualization in the learning process. Contemporary educational ICT usage in learning processes is student-centred. In 1993 University of Stanford (USA) started an ICT supported distance learning course named Architecture/Engineering/Construction Computer Integrated Global Teamwork Course (AEC Gl
Freshman Organic Chemistry
This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.
Learning Bridges: a role for mobile technologies in education
A project called MyArtSpace, funded by the UK Department for Culture Media and Sport, is today exploring how children can engage in similar enquiry-led learning supported by mobile technology and how this can link to school and home learning. Using MyArtSpace as an example, we discuss the possibilities for mobile technology to form bridges between formal and informal learning. We also offer guidelines, drawn from our experience with MyArtSpace, for designing such bridges.
Dialectics for collective activities: an approach to virtual campus design
This contribution is an attempt to systematise our approach to the design of a virtual campus. Activities in the recently started TECFA virtual campus rely on Internet tools, but they concern both distance teaching and presential interactions. Designing learning activities is relatively easy when the learning goal is an activity in itself. In this contribution, we explain how we extend the learning by doing approach to the acquisition of declarative knowledge. After fulfilling a pseudo-task,
Open Notebook Science BCCE 2008
Update: transcript now available
This is a presentation by Jean-Claude Bradley at the Biennial Conference for Chemical Education (BCCE) on July 29, 2008. The talk starts with an overview of Open Notebook Science using a wiki as a public lab notebook. An example of the usefulness of publishing failed experiments is d
Open Notebook Science - Falcipain-2 Preliminary Results
This talk was presented by Jean-Claude Bradley at the American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia on August 20, 2008. An introduction to Open Notebook Science is presented followed by an illustration of how ONS can be used in drug discovery. New data relating to the anti-malarial activity of Ugi products on 2 falcipain-2 docking sites is detaile
Internet Scout Project
The University of Tennessee at Martin provides hands-on science materials in order to "bring students physically and mentally into touch with the science they are studying." This website offers many lesson plans for grades kindergarten through eighth in various science fields including physics, meteorology, geology, oceanography, and space science. Students can learn about the process of scientific research from observing to analyzing and explaining the data they collected. The website also cove
The defining characteristics of intelligent tutoring systems research: ITSs care, precisely
his paper argues that, despite the changes in philosophies and techniques that have occurred since ITS research began, there are continuous threads running through this research which define its essential and distinctive nature. In particular, ITSs are computer-based learning systems which attempt to adapt to the needs of learners and are therefore the only such systems which attempt to 'care' about learners in that sense. Also, ITS research is the only part of the general IT and education fie