The Effects of Semantic and Thematic Clustering on Learning English Vocabulary by Saudi Students
The present study aimed to compare the effects of semantic and thematic clustering on learning English vocabulary by Saudi students. It investigated whether thematic grouping or the use of meaningful context facilitates vocabulary learning. It was also conducted to shed light on how the use of context might be combined with clustering in order to facilitate learning. The study consisted of two parts. In the first part, the quantitative stage, 160 participants studied four lists of English words
ROOTS AND WINGS: LANGUAGE ATTITUDES OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN NATIVE TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORT
Many professional Appalachian women have built their careers in employment environments which expect the language of the academy—Standard American English (SAE). This expectation, along with societal beliefs that Appalachian English (AE), the native vernacular of these women, is an inferior language variety, has led many women to balance the two language varieties through bidialectism. This qualitative study explored the language attitudes of twelve professional Appalachian women, seeking a be
A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF TEACHERS CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
The purpose of this research study was to describe the characteristics and instructional practices of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the Early Childhood/Generalist category. The problem of the study is to examine if there are common characteristics that exemplary teachers use. The study rests upon the following considerations: 1) literacy learning is important and the early childhood period is prime time for language learning; 2) young chi
15.990 Architecture and Communication in Organizations (MIT)
While no businesses succeed based on their architecture or space design, many fail as a result of inattention to the power of spatial relationships. This course demonstrates through live case studies with managers and architects the value of strategic space planning and decision making in relation to business needs. The course presents conceptual frameworks for thinking about architecture, communication and organizations. This course is offered during the Sloan Innovation Period (SIP), which is
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
An Examination of the Anxiolytic Effects of Interaction with a Therapy Dog
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) involves a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is an integral part of the treatment process. The use of AAT is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of fields, including mental health care. Anxiety is one of the primary psychological constructs that has been addressed through the use of AAT in the mental health field. Although there is a wealth of anecdotal information and supposition to support the use of AAT, as well as some research, there remains
University / K – 12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making
Local universities and their surrounding school districts have much to offer one another. How universities and school districts work together to create programmatic change in career decision-making for the high school adolescent is unclear. Utilizing a case study approach, this study examined the relationship that exists between a university and two high schools. This was studied through the lens of career development with regard to high school students. This qualitative case study utilized pe
The Atmosphere: Composition and Evolution of the Atmosphere
Instructor: Julie Ferguson, Ph.D.
License: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA
Description: The composition and circulation of the atmosphere with a focus on explaining the fundamentals of weather and climate. Topics include solar and terrestrial radiation, clouds, and weather patterns.
Recorded April 1, 2014 (31:09)
Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie Earth Science System 5 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine),http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/ess_
Back to Nature for the Next Technology Revolution
Engineering researchers such as Babak Parviz are studying nature on the nanoscale to create the next technology revolution. Imagine using DNA as a template to "grow" electronic devices, or custom designing molecules to build transistors. It could transform our future. (Series: 2008 Engineering Lecture Series)
UW 360: October 2010
The stories begin with a study on the potentially disastrous results of building homes and businesses along flood-prone rivers, and what we can do to avoid catastrophe. Visit the renowned Lamborghini Lab, where researchers create lightning strikes and high-impact crashes in the quest to make safer vehicles. Meet a UW alum who helped bring local farmers’ markets to Seattle neighborhoods; and visit the new Center for Pediatric Dentistry, which provides dental care for young children in our area
Freedom of Expression on the Internet
The Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for "speakers," broadly defined. Political candidates, cultural critics, corporate gadflies -- anyone who wants to express an opinion about anything -- can make their thoughts available to a world-wide audience far more easily than has ever been possible before. A large and growing group of Internet participants have seized that opportunity. Some observers find the resultant outpouring of speech exhilarating. They see in it nothing less than the re
The Groundhog Song from First Snow in the Woods-Hibernation
A groundhog bursts into song about hibernation, then a chipmunk sings about semi-hibernation, followed by a duet with a woodpecker. There are also appearances by a butterfly, caterpillar, spider, deer, and hummingbird. Silly song that students will enjoy. Great teaching resource for learning about what animals do in the winter (1:44).
In the Health Care Sector, Who Should Choose Which Treatment Is Best?
Each day, workers in the health care field debate the most reliable course of action for treating a particular ailment. As part of U.S. health care reform, new emphasis is being placed on comparative effectiveness research (CER), which pits remedies against one another to determine which is best. A new paper by Wharton professor Scott Harrington warns that the government should avoid developing a monopoly on CER, and offers suggestions for sparking interest from private sector researchers.
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mission et Diane Grober-Traviesas Directrice IFAS à l’ IRFSS de la CRF de Bourgogne Conférence enregistrée lors du Colloque TIC SANTE 2014: "10 ...
Titre : FORMATIC Paris 2014 : Session 2 – La FOAD : une nouvelle orientation pédagogique dans le parcours de professionnalisation
Auteur (s) : Françoise Sainte Croix Chargée de mission et Diane Grober-Traviesas Directrice IFAS à l’ IRFSS de la CRF de Bourgogne
Conférence enregistrée lors du Colloque TIC SANTE 2014: "10 ...
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Seeing the Person in the Problem: a practitioner perspective on justice th
RSC Public Seminar series of Hilary Term 2012. Podcast from the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series on 'Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement' convened by Dr Alexander Betts. This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Hannah Smith, Climate Outreach and Information Network.
Founding in 1994at the George Mason University, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS is a resource that highlights the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. The goals of the utility are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies. Resourc
General Philosophy Lecture 8 (Slides)
PDF slides from Peter Millican's General Philosophy lecture 8.
Wooden Block Between Two Strings
A block of wood is attached vertically between two strings. When the bottom string is pulled slowly, the top string breaks. When the bottom string is pulled quickly, it itself breaks.
MIT@Lawrence 2nd Sprint Reflections (2010 Practicum)
On November 10, 2010, the MIT@Lawrence students held their second public meeting with city officials and community leaders from the City of Lawrence to present research findings and get feedback. Afterward, they were asked to reflect on their experiences working in the community and with each other.