Four Easy Pieces: Development Systems for Knowledge-Based Generative Instruction
The Experimental Advanced Design Advisor (XAIDA) is a system for the development of computer-based maintenance training. XAIDA acquires knowledge of a device from a subject matter expert and applies common maintenance-training procedures to generate interactive training from the description. XAIDA provides maintenance training in four areas: the physical characteristics of a device, its theory of operation, operating and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting. XAIDA relies on an instruction
Author(s): Hsieh Patricia Y.,Halff Henry M.,Redfield Carol L.

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Faut-il vraiment laisser le déroulement d'une animation sous le contrôle de l'apprenant ?
Grâce aux possibilités technologiques accrues, l'utilisation d'animations dans les documents multimédia à visée technique ou didactique, est devenue un usage courant. Cependant, les études qui ont comparé « toute chose égales par ailleurs » animations et graphiques statiques montrent que le bénéfices des graphiques animés, loin d'être automatique, dépend des dispositifs d'interaction mis à la disposition des utilisateurs. Sur la base de la littérature, nous proposons que l'usage
Author(s): Betrancourt Mireille,Realini Nicolas

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Biology
This introductory course in "Modern Biology" covers topics found in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. It does not cover organismal biology or taxonomy. This course is a requirement for biology majors at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is carefully planned to provide the background biology students will need for advanced biology classes. Non-biology majors will also find this course useful as it explains many of the concepts and techniques curre
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Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,This segment concerns "tracking" and sets the stage through educator dialo
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Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,Dr. William Schmidt speaks about purpose in terms of "flow" and breaks in
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Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals
This book is intended for the Risk Management and Insurance course where Risk Management is emphasized. When we think of large risks, we often think in terms of natural hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes Perhaps man-made disasters come to mind such as the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Typically we have overlooked financial crises, such as the credit crisis of 2008. However, these types of man-made disasters have the potential to devastate the global mark
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The Problem-Based Learning Directory
Searchable database of ways that different faculty at colleges and institutions worldwide are using problem-based learning. At the time this annotation was created the database contained information for 104 courses at 90 institutions across 29 countries. As such the site will be useful both to faculty interested in adapting and implementing problem-based learning exercises in their classrooms.
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Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
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A Glossary for Mass Spectrometry
A compilation of some of the more widely used terms that non-mass spectrometrists may encounter, and for which a simple definition would be helpful. (3.5 MB PDF file)
Author(s): Busch, Kenneth L. Wyvern Associates

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Guidelines for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well
Most classroom teachers work hard planning lessons, choosing materials, teaching classes, working with individual students, and assessing student progress. Yet some schools and teachers seem to be more successful than others. What makes the difference? This booklet is designed for middle and high school teachers and administrators who wish to improve their English programs. Guidelines for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well draw upon a series of research reports and c
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Evaluating cardiac gene expression in maternal phenylketonuria offspring
Maternal phenylketonuria (MPKU) is a teratogenic syndrome, caused by development of offspring in a uterine environment made toxic by the metabolic imbalance of PKU. The birth defects resulting from untreated MPKU include microcephaly with concomitant mental retardation, growth retardation, and congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects have been identified and characterized in MPKU offspring, using the BTBR-PAHenu2 mouse MPKU model. Subsequently, this mouse model was used to start invest
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Where the two kingdoms merge: the struggle for balance between national and religious identity among
When the German Reich was created in 1871, it was an artificial construct born of Hohenzollern power projection and not of nationalism. Otto von Bismarck’s Realpolitik used the power of nationalism to unite Germans behind the Kaiser, but also divisively to keep liberals and potential opponents of the Kaiser firmly divided. The Kulturkampf was one such set of policies that attempted to suppress Catholic political authority while dividing Germany’s religious groups against one another. The Kul
Author(s): Regier, James

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The end and the beginning:a model for analyzing visual/verbal news broadcasts of protest coverage
This project brings together two areas of prior research: framing and visual rhetoric. Framing as it relates to news coverage of protests constitutes the core theoretical foundation. In using prior research by McLeod, Gitlin, and Lee, we see how news coverage can potentially bias an audience against protestors. However, this research focuses extensively on newspapers or transcripts of televised news. Consequently, by combining visual theories like semiotics, gestalt, and film theory into a visua
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Will you be my friend? An analysis of friendster.com
Friendster.com was launched in California in 2002 with 20 users. Today, it has more than 27 million members and it is especially popular among Southeast Asian women. It differs from other online dating sites in that users must be approved before they can become part of a user’s personal network. This study explores what may have made the site so attractive, as well as how its users represent themselves in their personal profiles. Drawing on social constructionist and feminist theories, this th
Author(s): Hendra, Amelia

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The effects of reader’s theater on 6th grade students’ fluency, comprehension, and reading attit
Improving students’ reading fluency is a major challenge heard throughout many classrooms, and identified by the National Reading Panel. Several research studies indicate that one way to improve fluency is through reader’s theater. Those studies also point out that the positive impact from reader’s theater goes beyond fluency to also boost readers’ confidence, motivation, and comprehension. This thesis was designed to examine the effects of reader’s theater on sixth grade students’ f
Author(s): Sailer, Jennifer K.

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EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hiski Haukkala, Dr Petr Kratochwil, Dr Nicu Popescu, Professor Stefan Wolff | This roundtable on 'EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood' looks at the impact of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership on the domestic politics of its partner countries, and how this has changed since the Lisbon Treaty. Professor Hiski Haukkala (University of Tampere, Finland); Dr Petr Kratochwil (Institute of International Relatio
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27 Oct 2010: Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters
James Zogby, Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute and a senior adviser with the polling firm Zogby International. He writes a weekly column appearing in 20 Arab newspapers and hosts a weekly call-in discussion program on Abu Dhabi television. Zogbys book Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters reveals the results of the 2009-2010 Zogby International polls conducted across a number of Arab countries covering Arab opinions about America and the Mid
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Where Is Thumbkin
Sing along or act out the nursery rhyme with your child. After all, listening is the basic step for any learning to follow. Run time 02:28.

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Introductory English Comprehension and Speaking
This course is a new English learning system, which combines the latest English learning theories such as learner-directed study, critical thinking and the whole language approach with English debate. Its syllabus includes contemporary subjects such as diet, marriage and divorce, homosexuality, early English teaching, and online degree programs. Each subject is discussed over a two-week period. In the first week (Lesson A), the teacher leads the activities of comprehending the related texts and
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Can Stem Cells Help Cure Cancer?
Michael Kahn, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, addresses the 2010 USC Alumni Association Alumni Leadership Conference regarding promising developments regarding stem cells and cancer treatment. Kahn spoke to USC alumni and friends from all over the country and around the world as part of a special panel, "Trojans Transforming the World," moderated by USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett. Learn more about the University of Southern California
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