Supporting a Learner Community with Software Agents
This paper describes a multi- agent approach that aims at supporting learners involved in a collective activity. We consider pedagogical situations where students have to explicitly define the articulation of their collective work and then achieve the different tasks they have defined. Our objective is to support these students by taking some of these tasks in charge whilst making them work out such organisation features. For this purpose, we propose to consider that the group of students forms
Authoring Intelligent Tutoring Systems:
An analysis of the state of the art
This paper consists of an in-depth summary and analysis of the research and development state of the art for intelligent tutoring system (ITS) authoring systems. A seven-part categorization of two dozen authoring systems is given, followed by a characterization of the authoring tools and the types of ITSs that are built for each category. An overview of the knowledge acquisition and authoring techniques used in these systems is given. A characterization of the design tradeoffs involved in buildi
A Simulated Student Can Improve Collaborative Learning
This paper describes a Simulated Student architecture designed to detect and avoid three situations that decrease the benefits of learning in collaboration. These are off-topic conversations, students with passive behaviour and problems related to students learning. In order to check the efficiency of the model in a real case a Simulated Student, which has the features described in the model, was added to a collaborative, synchronous system for learning programming. This paper describes the ex
Internet Scout Project
Antarctic monthly mean sea surface temperature and pressure data are accessible online from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) of Oak Ridge, TN. Compiled by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, UK, this data is an update of temperature. and pressure data collected between 1957-1990 from 29 stations over Antarctica. CDIAC's Web page of this climatic research project displays a map of sampling localities and a table of contents, guiding readers to figure
Covers different types of adaptive filters and their implementations. In depth analysis is done of the Wiener Filter algorithm and the LMS algorithm.
Analoge en digitale klok tot op een kwartier nauwkeurig Met dit werkblaadje oefenen leerlingen de analoge en digitale klok tot op een kwartier nauwkeurig. Bij de eerste oefening zien leerlingen een tijdstip op een analoge klok en moeten ze de cijfers op de digitale klok aanvullen. Bij de tweede …
Met dit werkblaadje oefenen leerlingen de analoge en digitale klok tot op een kwartier nauwkeurig. Bij de eerste oefening zien leerlingen een tijdstip op een analoge klok en moeten ze de cijfers op de digitale klok aanvullen. Bij de tweede …
Navigation interactive pour l'apprentissage en linguistique textuelle
Cet article présente un langage de modélisation des connaissances de visualisation et de navigation et leur implémentation dans une plate-forme logicielle NaviTexte. Nous montrons que cette implémentation nécessite de disposer d' un modèle de texte que nous décrivons. Une application à la linguistique textuelle qui permette à un étudiant de voir et de naviguer dans un texte entre des unités textuelles qui en assurent la cohérence est ensuite présentée.,Preprint
Science in Focus: Force in Motion: Workshop 6: "Force Against Force"
Magnets stick to other magnets and to metal objects made of iron or steel. How much force is required to break the attraction between two magnets? In this workshop, fourth-grade students explore ways to balance the force of magnetism against the force of gravity. A magnet placed in a cup on one side of a pan-balance is stuck to a stationary magnet beneath the cup. When enough washers are placed on the opposite side of the balance, the magnets will separate. Graphical analysis shows some unexpect
RobertNiles.com: Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Robert Niles, a journalist and producer for the LA Times, created this site to help other writers learn the basics of statistics. He explains many key concepts that are essential to report accurate, meaningful numbers and facts. After starting with the fundamentals of mean, median, and percent, Niles goes on to describe more advanced topics like normal distribution, margin of error, and data analysis. For each section, an example or two are provided to demonstrate proper usage of the techniques.
AP U.S. Government & Politics
The UCCP Advanced Placement (AP) US Government and Politics course is a one semester survey of American Government and Politics covering the Constitution, political beliefs, political parties, interest groups, institutions of government, public policy and civil rights. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass t
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori
Empirical Research Methods
Regression analysis is an enormously popular and powerful tool, used ubiquitously in the social and behavioral sciences. Most courses on the subject immediately dive into the mathematical aspects of the subject and illustrate the technique on problems that are already highly structured. As a result, most students come away with little idea of the wide range of problems to which regression analysis can be applied and how to represent those problems in a way that cleverly utilizes readily availabl
Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? Causal claims permeate everyday life and are constantly the subject of "studies" reported in the newspaper. The material in Causal and Statistical Reasoning examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them. The material is contained in: approximately 20 content modules, a repository of over 100 short case studies, and a "C
Spinal cord implant revives paralysed legs
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25377 Refinements in device that reawakens spinal cord could ultimately enable walking, say its developers
How and Why the State Destroys Society [From The Rise and Fall of Society] It is not incumbent on a diagnostician to prescribe a remedy, and it would be quackery for him to do so when he has misgivings as to its curative value. It may be that the struggle between Society and the State is inevitable; it may be i
[From The Rise and Fall of Society]
It is not incumbent on a diagnostician to prescribe a remedy, and it would be quackery for him to do so when he has misgivings as to its curative value. It may be that the struggle between Society and the State is inevitable; it may be i
Middle East Peace?
In the wake of this week's peace summit in Annapolis, Bill Moyers Journal profiles the politically powerful group Christians United for Israel (CUFI), whose leader Pastor John Hagee wants to bring millions of Christians together to support Israel. But some say his message is dangerous: "It is time for America to...consider a military preemptive strike against Iran to prevent a nuclear holocaust in Israel and a nuclear attack in America." Bill Moyers Journal reports on CUFI and then gets theol
Nurses Recognition Event Spring 2014
During the College of Southern Maryland's Nursing Recognition Event held May 15, there were 27 candidates for associate degrees celebrated as part of Spring Commencement activities. Rachel Brandt, of Leonardtown, was recognized with the Academic Achievement in Nursing Award, given to the graduate with the highest grade point average in the nursing class. Ashley Jones, of Lexington Park, was recognized with the Achievement in Nursing Award, presented to the graduate who demonstrates academic achi
Knox appeals over Kercher murder
Jailed U.S. student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are appealing against their convictions for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
Presenting and interpretting Meta-analysis
How to present and interpret the results of a meta-analysis using forest plots.