11.302J Urban Design Politics (MIT)
This is a seminar about the ways that urban design contributes to the distribution of political power and resources in cities. "Design," in this view, is not some value-neutral aesthetic applied to efforts at urban development but is, instead, an integral part of the motives driving that development. The class investigates the nature of the relations between built form and political purposes through close examination of a wide variety of situations where public and private sector design commissi
Never enough time - Electronic literary exercises in an Italian lower secondary school.
Not available,Unpublished ethnographic material, Université de Liège - Laboratoire d'Anthropologie de la Communication
Levels of Web-Based Discussion: Theory of Perspective-Taking as a Tool for Analyzing Interaction.
The aim of this paper is to present a model how the level of web-based discussion can be analyzed. The model has been developed in an empirical study where we examined the quality of asynchronous interaction in web-based conferencing. Because all successful communication presumes perspective-taking skills and reciprocal understanding among the participants, we studied whether the students are able to reach in reciprocal interaction and thus create educationally relevant high-level web-based disc
Data Recording and Usage Interaction Analysis in Asynchronous Discussions: The D.I.A.S. System.
This paper describes the development and the implementation of a new Asynchronous Discussion Forum Software, called DIAS. While evaluating several corresponding software, we came to the conclusion that they seem to be inadequate to support the use of this activity (asynchronous discussion) as a substantial part of the learning process. Most actual forums, that incorporate interaction analysis functions, support mainly administrators, or teachers, while offer only basic awareness functions to the
Integration of virtual players into a pedagogical simulator
The development of learner activity is a key element in the improvement of ITS (Intelligent Tutoring Systems). In business simulation, the learner is stimulated by competition with other learners. In practice, it is not always possible to find enough participants, hence the idea of virtual player participation. The SIMPLUS system proposes a generic approach to this end and creates virtual players within a business simulation without modifying the simulation itself.
Off-Task Behavior in the Cognitive Tutor Classroom: When Students "Game The System".
We investigate the prevalence and learning impact of different types of off-task behavior in classrooms where students are using intelligent tutoring software. We find that within the classrooms studied, no other type of off-task behavior is associated nearly so strongly with reduced learning as "gaming the system": behavior aimed at obtaining correct answers and advancing within the tutoring curriculum by systematically taking advantage of regularities in the software's feedback and help. A stu
A Semantic Approach to Discovering Learning Services in Grid-Based Collaborative Systems
CSCL systems can benefit from using grids since they offer a common infrastructure enabling the access to an extended pool of resources that can provide super- computing capabilities as well as specific hardware resources. Adopting a service oriented architecture such as OGSA can further benefit CSCL systems, enabling increased flexibility to adapt and reuse learning software offered by third party providers. However, service discovery is a challenge for educators, since they cannot use their ow
"Challenges for the New Administration in Iraq and Afghanistan"
A talk by Juan Cole. Juan Cole will discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan beyond the November presidential elections. Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He studies and writes about contemporary Isl
Laser-induced Remote Sensing for Chemistry and Micro-imaging
Discusses remote sensing instrumentation utilized for rapid characterization of rocks and soils on planetary surfaces in support of explorations on Mars.
The Virtual Rocky Shore
The Virtual Rocky Shore (VRS) is an interactive computer simulation allowing the design of manipulative experiments as would be conducted on a real rocky shore. The companion website explains experimental design from the basics, through to conducting an experiment using the simulation. Further guidance on the statistical analysis (using SPSS and R) is given, along with how to write up the experiment as if it was a real scientific paper. The full website is provided here, with an external link t
INN Placement Website
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
12.113 Structural Geology (MIT)
Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops.
TALAT Lecture 2109: LCA - From Environmental Consciousness to Design for the Future
This lecture introduces the currently most widely accepted methodology for life cycle analysis and shows possible effects on designing products.
DelphiS Keyword Searching(Worksheet)
DelphiS Keyword Searching(Worksheet)
Instruct clients in fitness activities
In this scenario the learning style preferences of three clients are to be analysed. From this analysis, techniques and strategies that are suitable for instructing each client are to be selected. The learner will need to select a number of appropriate assessment techniques which will determine how well the clients have picked up the fitness program. The assessment techniques also need to respond to the clients' learning style preferences.
Social, political, economical and environmental impacts on health
This learning object addresses the competency required to work in the context of Aboriginal history, considering the impact of social, political, economic and environmental factors on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Small Business Marketing: Financial Plan
The Financial Plan. This unit focuses on identifying the elements of a financial plan; understanding the information required to compile a financial plan; describe sources of finance; prepare a profit and loss statement; conduct break-even analysis; cash-flow projection; and develop a comprehensive financial plan. This object is supported by the text Reynolds, W, Savage, W, & Williams, A (1994) Your Own Business, (2nd Edition), Nelson, Australia. This forms a resource for Certificate III in Sma
Recruit and select staff
This learning object addresses the competency required to recruit and select staff within the framework of existing human or staffing resource plans or policies. You will learn about job analysis, creating job advertisements, establishing selection criteria, conducting job interviews, and providing staff inductions.
Use of Heuristics to Facilitate Scientific Discovery Learning in a Simulation Learning Environment i
This article describes a study into the role of heuristic support in facilitating discovery learning through simulation-based learning. The study compares the use of two such learning environments in the physics domain of collisions. In one learning environment (implicit heuristics) heuristics are only used to provide the learner with guidance derived from heuristics, without presenting the heuristics themselves; in the other (explicit heuristics) the heuristics themselves are also made explicit
Using headcam to examine learner technique A learner's badminton technique in a singles mode is filmed close up using a headcam for later analysis/evaluation.
A learner's badminton technique in a singles mode is filmed close up using a headcam for later analysis/evaluation.