The evolution of research on collaborative learning
For many years, theories of collaborative learning tended to focus on how individuals function in a group. More recently, the focus has shifted so that the group itself has become the unit of analysis. In terms of empirical research, the initial goal was to establish whether and under what circumstances collaborative learning was more effective than learning alone. Researchers controlled several independent variables (size of the group, composition of the group, nature of the task, communication
The Semantic Aspects of e-Learning: Using the Knowledge Life Cycle to Manage Semantics for Grid and
The aim of bringing semantics to learning content and services is to enable large scale collaboration of e-learning activities over the Grid infrastructure. As machines and software applications will be ubiquitously involved in enabling and facilitating this collaboration, it requires a common understanding of the domain, in particular at the conceptual level, so that both computers and human participants of the e-learning activities understand and are able to communicate among themselves thoug
Case Study of Virtual Organization Learning and Knowledge Testing Environments
The proposed web-based knowledge assessment is based on flexible educational model and allows to implement adaptive control of learning process as well as to implement knowledge testing environment according to the requirements of student's knowledge level, their personal abilities and his subject learning history. The learner knowledge model can be constructed as a sub graph of the global knowledge domain graph. The paper presents the architecture of student self-evaluation and on-line assessm
ELeGI: The European Learning Grid Infrastructure
The purpose of this paper is to describe the ELeGI Project1. ELeGI has the ambitious goal of developing software technologies for effective human learning and promoting and supporting a learning paradigm shift. A new paradigm focused on knowledge construction using experimental based and collaborative learning approaches in a contextualised, personalised and ubiquitous way will replace the current information transfer paradigm focused on content and on the key authoritative figure of the teache
User Interfaces for a Virtual Learning Environment: Two Study Cases
A recent powerful idea in the design of Web-based learning environments is the usage of virtual places. The employment of interface metaphors is one of the approaches enabling inexperienced users to feel comfortable in such virtual environments. We have designed a Virtual Environment for Distance Education and Training (VEDET), which provides basic virtual spaces, resources, and services. In this paper we discuss the user interface of two Web-based distance learning courses Business on the Inter
Remote or close control of students’ knowledge in ARCADE
Assessment of students’ knowledge and instructors’ feedback are among the most important elements of education. This paper describes the Arcade Test System that is used to check and assess students’ knowledge. The Arcade Test System is a dual-purpose online testing environment that gives the instructor an opportunity to control the level of knowledge the students have acquired during taking a particular course delivered by the system. On the one hand, it gives students a way to check their
Futurelab: Learning with handheld technologies
This handbook offers a guide and resource for those considering exploring handheld technologies for teaching and learning purposes. Four case reports show how different schools, LAs and individuals have attempted to tap the potential of handheld technology for learning, while a wider survey of handheld learning projects gives a sense of the range of work going on, along with contact information.,Research report
Interdisciplinary approach for the design of a learning environment
This paper presents our interdisciplinary approach for the design of a technology-based learning environment for orthopaedic surgery. We present how the didactical analysis of teaching and learning in workplace gives a framework to build the computational representation of knowledge. This analysis is shown within the context of the apprenticeship of concepts of anatomy and orthopaedic surgery.
Light Your Way
When there is a power failure, or when we go outside at night, we grab a flashlight so we can find our way. What happens inside a flashlight that makes the bulb light up? Why do we need a switch to turn on a flashlight? Have you ever noticed that for the flashlight to work you must orient the batteries a certain way as you insert them into the casing? Many people do not know that a flashlight is a simple series circuit. In this hands-on activity, students build this everyday household item and d
This site contains web-based programs that allow the user to predict chemical shifts, spin-spin coupling patterns and NMR line shapes affected by dynamic chemical exchange. This site will be most useful for students with a good background in the fundamentals of NMR theory.
Auburn vs. Presbyterian (1944)
"Homecoming game found very little competition in Presbyterian College. Kuykendall and "Wormy" Ballard each scored three times to lead a 59-0 victory." (Description from 1945 Glomerata)
Wind energy : energy from moving air
This resource focuses on the renewable resource of wind energy. This brief overview of wind energy explores how moving air is managed when it is formed. This resource will address such topics as (1) What is Wind?, (2) The History of Wind, (3) Windmill Mechanics, (4) Wind Machines Today, (5) Types of Windmills, (6) Wind Power Plants, (7) Wind Resources, (8) Wind Production, (9) Wind Energy Economics, (10) Wind and the Environment, and (11) the Future of Wind. Copyright 2005 International Technolo
Growing Power Farm: Aquaponics
Aquaculture is the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating system. Growing Power uses Tilapia and Yellow Perch to fertilize a variety of crops and herbs using aquaponics. Currently, we have three Tilapia systems and six Yellow Perch aquaponics systems in our greenhouses at our urban farm in Milwaukee.
Alabama State Bank, Decatur, Ala.
This image is a colorized photograph of a branch of the old Alabama State Bank in Decatur, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Oldest bank building in the State of Alabama, erected before the war between the states [Civil War]. C.T. American Art Colored.
Rothschild is enthroned on piles of moneybags in the various denominations of European coins, with the crowned heads of state, a priest and the poor kneeling at his feet.,Rothschild is enthroned on piles of moneybags in the various denominations of European coins, with the crowned heads of state, a priest and the poor kneeling at his feet.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVII, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Medinet Madi Codices, Goddesses on Display, Lecture Series to Focus on Women, The Fall Lecture Series of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity: "Women in Antiquity," "A Woman's Honor is Her Shame," "Mary Magdalene and Peter as Rivals in the Gospel of John," "Roman Witches: Gender, the Sacred, and the Monstrous," and "The Image of Eve: Israelite Women in Scripture and in Society", Director Returns to Nag Hammadi, Projec
Spectators at a sporting event
Spectators sit in wooden bleachers at an event. A group of young men and boys sit on the front row behind a wall covered with shampoo advertisements. A large group of young women [perhaps Pomona College students] sit several rows back wearing straw hats.
New Venture Development and Industry Analysis Map (undergraduate level)
The objective of this course is to equip McGuire Entrepreneurship Program students with the conceptual and analytical tools necessary for developing a strong sustainable competitive advantage for your proposed new venture. The proposed business will not succeed without identification and understanding of the industry, the company's niche, its key competitors, likely customer relationships, supplier power, switching costs, the role of technological change and government regulation; the proposed b
Sunset in Claremont
A sunset in Claremont with the silhouettes of trees, power lines, and a house.
Sunset in Claremont
The setting sun lights up the sky over Claremont. Silhouettes of trees, power lines, and houses are visible along the horizon.