Obama’s Internet Neutrality Stance: Net Positive or Negative?
President Obama’s stance on net neutrality won't have significant economic consequences for service providers, but it sets the tone for an "open" Internet, former FCC chairman Reed Hundt says.
De Carle Lecture 2014: Oral vs. Written: The Curious History of a Cultural Distinction
Professor Haun Saussy, from the University of Chicago and a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, delivers the first lecture in the 2014 De Carle Lecture series, Oral vs. Written: The Curious History of a Cultural Distinction. Though it has become part of our common-sense understanding, the idea of a deep and comprehensive difference between the ways of thinking in predominantly oral and predominantly written cultures dates to the early twentieth century, at the most, and recei
Cooking With Angus #99 | Traditional Scottish Dishes
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U.S.-led air strikes target Islamic State in Kobani
Plumes of smoke fill the skyline over Kobani as U.S.-led forces launch air strikes against Islamic State targets in the besieged town. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and inte
Sarkozy looks to for political comeback in France
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is hoping for political comeback in his bid to lead France's right-wing UMP party. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For
Science Bulletins: Focus on Mars
This month's Astro News features a roundup of Mars stories: • A high-resolution map of Mars’s surface shows geologic structures in more detail than ever before. • Two missions—MOM and MAVEN—made orbit around the Red Planet. • 900 images are assembled to create a billion-pixel panorama of Gale Crater. RELATED LINKS ISRO: Mars Orbiter Mission http://www.isro.org/mars/home.aspx MAVEN: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/ MAVEN: NASA ht
The Basic Concepts Lecture 10 (December 14, 2009)
science, physics, particle physics, quantum field theory, particle interactions, lagrangian, wave, momentum, energy, phase velocity, wave, quantum mechanics, velocity, momentum, relativity, quantum, mechanical, wave, particle movement, initial state, elec
NOP - Sustainable organic teaching lab
Sustainable development needs chemical research Research and innovation are preconditions for the transformation of economic and social processes in favor of a sustainable development. Chemistry, the science and practice of the transformation of matter, is of central importance. Everyone dealing with chemistry can contribute substantially to sustainable development and holds special responsibility. Already in education the links between reactions and substances with the consumption of energy and
Physics for Humanists
Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually and emotionally curious but do not intend to specialize in the natural sciences. The course covers facts and concepts of classical and modern physics; eminent scientists and the emotions that have impelled them; nuclear energy and nuclear bombs; and the interaction, both constructive and destructive, between science and society.
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
Elements of Calculus I
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Elements of Calculus I" in the Department of Mathematics. Topics include functions, limits, derivatives, and an introduction to integral, with interesting real-life applications throughout. This Calculus course is for students in arts and letters, architecture, or business.
Embedding Design Patterns in a Methodology for a Design Science of e-Learning
The discourse of research and practice in e-learning has been dominated by two extremes. On one hand, ethereal abstractions, which provide sound principles but do not lend themselves to implementation. On the other hand, detailed anecdotes which provide fascinating insights but pose a challenge to generalization. The void in between these two extremes calls for representations which capture transferable and modular elements of design knowledge. Design patterns originated as a form for democrati
Evaluate the interactive and reusable service in adaptive on demand applications
In this paper, the researcher based on the open platforms and tools for personalized learning idea, with the Interactive & reusable function in UI design model, directly dealing with Knowledge on demand (KOD) service from the aspect-oriented and object-oriented issue. Moreover, to propose the KOD combine with VOD (Video on Demand); AOD (Audio on Demand); COD (Course on Demand) and IOD (Information on Demand in Global index searching) in diversity of hypermedia metadata.
Documentaire West Afrika (Togo) Korte documentaire over het leven in Togo.
Korte documentaire over het leven in Togo.
Who's Protecting Public Health? Part 2
Local E. coli scares and a measles outbreak are fresh reminders that infectious diseases continue to be major causes of sickness and death. Bioterrorism and biological disaster are on everyone's mind. Keeping one step ahead of these killers is one of the greatest challenges facing medicine and public health.
Swinging with Style
Students experientially learn about the characteristics of a simple physics phenomenon the pendulum by riding on playground swings. They use pendulum terms and a timer to experiment with swing variables. They extend their knowledge by following the steps of the engineering design process to design timekeeping devices powered by human swinging.
The use of NLP tools for Basque in a multiple user CALL environment and its feedback
In this article, we present a Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) environment for Basque. The environment has different aims: on the one hand, to offer the users (teachers, learners and computational linguists) different tools and language resources to clarify the linguistic doubts they might have about the language, and on the other hand, to store information about language learners, deviations and errors as the basis for further studies in CALL and Natural Language Processing (NLP). The
A Framework System for Intelligent Support in Open Distributed Learning Environments
Recent trends in the design of learning support systems are characterized by considering group interaction, by combining intelligent support with interactive learning environments, by providing reusable domain-independent components, and by using agent-structured architectures. Taking these trends into account, an open framework system has been developed for integrating distributed intelligent support components with an interactive and collaborative learning environment. Work in shared activity
Balancing situativity and formality: the importance of relating a formal language to interactive gra
A situated cognition theory is presented in which situated learning is viewed from a Vygotskian perspective: the developmental situativity theory. It is assumed that learning is basically a non-symbolic inductive process that is greatly enhanced by formal systems which act as tools. Instruction should provide students with an environment containing elements to allow for situated activity as well as with appropriate formal tools. Tarski's World, which is an instructional Interactive Graphical Rep
Semantic Description of Grid Based Learning Services
Grid technology has emerged as a powerful tool to increase the capabilities of e-learning frameworks. Learning services are fundamental components representing functionalities that can be easily reused without knowing the details of how services have been implemented. On the one hand, a problem that still remains unsolved is how to use and integrate low-level learning services to compose more complex high-level services or tools that make sense to both tutors and learners. On the other hand, the