Facilitating Conceptual Change: Computers, Cognitive Processes and Architecture
Computers have gained universal acceptance as tools that designers use. However, computers are often not used to advance the design process but just to make drawings. Many architectural schools still focus on a production orientation which puts the highest value on information management, precise representations and drafting enhancements. Mostly, computer education is limited with button pushing and training manuals. It is the contention of the author that students in Design Studio courses can b
A Bed of Nails
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates a bed of nails in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. In some physical situations, force is the more relevant concept but in other situations its the pressure. Pressure is the force divided by the area over which the force acts. Run time 06:03.
A Ball Caught in a Stream of Air - Bernoulli's Principal
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates and explains Bernoulli's principal with a beach ball caught in a stream of air and then a roll of toilet paper caught in the air stream. The video is from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Run time 05:36.
Spanish Por vs. Para Rap
This student made music video includes a rap song that will help students learn the difference between por vs. para! Examples are provided on the screen but not the entire lyrics. Run time 04:00.
Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:16.
Nanotechnology for Kids. Part of the series: All About Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology information is available for kids through the National Science Federation and other government projects that promote nanotechnology to children. Run time 01:49.
A Multi-Purpose Multi-Stop Model Describing Consumers' Choices of Shopping Centres
Recently, a number of interesting extensions to traditional decompositional and discrete choice models has been introduced that allow one to combine parameters estimated in different phases ofcomplex choice processes. These extensions offer new possibilities to model combinations of choices consumers make if they select shopping centres to visit. This paper will introduce a modelling approach that describes consumer choices of shopping centres involving multiple shopping functions (multi purpose
The Rotating Dynamic Architecture Building in Dubai The Da Vinci Tower is a proposed 313 m (1,027 ft) high, 68-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and will be the first ever "building in motion".
The Da Vinci Tower is a proposed 313 m (1,027 ft) high, 68-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and will be the first ever "building in motion".
8.04 Quantum Physics I (MIT)
This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.
From eLearning to eUniversity
This paper analyses the specifics and the tendencies in building the knowledge society as well as the role of the universities in this process. Some European policies and programs dedicated to the new role of the universities in realizing the Lisbon Strategy are analysed as well. It is emphasized on the importance of integration of the knowledge triangle (education, research and innovation) into a research university and on the urgent need to re-design the university activities according to
Building skills for the knowledge society
The present paper takes into account the skills sets needed for the knowledge society, and the focus on ICT and e-business skills, innovation and knowledge management in organizations. It highlights the related challenges for learning providers, and in particular for regularly updating the higher education curricula and programs according to the labor market needs. The paper outlines two practical examples for provision of up-to-date training. The first one is related to designing knowledge mana
Review of Technology Solutions for Knowledge Management
The present paper focuses on Knowledge Management (KM) as a new managerial discipline emerging in the last few years of the 20th century. The main emphasis of the paper is on the technological solutions applied in the organizations at different stages of the KM life cycle. It makes a classification of the types of technologies described in the theory and practice based on the main KM processes. Finally, are presented survey data on the real application of various knowledge management technologie
Gap Analysis Report
The aim of this document is to: a) provide a description of the Gap Analysis framework and the methodology we have used in PROLEARN roadmap (section 1: Methods) and b) present the Gap analysis results (section 2: Implementations).,Research report of the ProLearn Network of Excellence (IST 507310), Deliverable 12.12
The distributed developmental network - d2n: a social configuration to support design pattern genera
DiSessa et al. (2004) conducted a comparative study of how research teams design, develop and evaluate TEL software, in the context of component-based educational programming. They identified the issue of the social configuration of the production team as a critical family of issues that are easily marginalized (p.117). These social configurations are loosely equivalent to what Activity Theorists refer to as the rules and division of labour (Engeström, 1987) in the activity system of TEL pr
EyA system: Automated audio-video-slide recordings
We discuss on an innovative system developed in-house to archive and share scientific lectures carried out using modern presentations (PPT, PDF, animations, etc) or, alternatively, the commonly used traditional chalkboards found in classrooms. The system -named "Enhance your Audience" (EyA), allows to widening the audience for such activities with little efforts. The technologies employed are low-cost.
Collaborative learning - New learning models and applications
Distance education defined as education that takes place when the learner and the instructor are in separate location is undergoing changes throughout the world. The teaching environment is undergoing a major shift as more and more programs are offering classes online. This shift is due to rising costs in education, enrollment management issues, and an evolution in the use of distance learning.
Remote engineering implies a new strategy of assessment?
When we spoken about remote engineering as a new methodology used in the cyberspace with the final goal of the teaching/learning improvement and cost sharing, we are obliged to approach all of the process sides. Assessment is one of these sides and there is considered the most powerful tool for illustration, in the qualitative and quantitative ways, the learners responds at educational objectives offered by the remote engineering learning environment. In the present paper the authors have the in