First Semester Retention: Love of Academics or Love of School?
Tom Kane, professor of psychology, presents research results regarding findings on retention of first year students. This presentation was part of the Academic Advisory Forum.
Death of President Garfield
The sad tail of the murder of Garfield and his suffering before dying. Not for the timid.
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Take into account knowledge constraints for design of TEL environments in
In this paper we present an approach, based on exploiting and modeling empirical knowledge, for design an adaptive intelligent tutoring system in medical education. We present our learning knowledge design constraints and their related computer representations. We conclude with the possibilities of our approach and their perspectives.
Expatriate Spaces, Ex-Soviet Places: Narratives of Americans Abroad in Turn-of-the-Millennium Post-C
The arrival of countless young North Americans into post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe coincided with a U.S. recession, the collapse of Soviet influence in the former Warsaw Pact countries, and the consequential easing of travel restrictions. I show how overlooked narrative representations of sojourning Western twentysomethings carving out a space for themselves and negotiating their role in a newly internationalized place demonstrate a redefining of the American expat identity as a perfor
Technical specifications of collaboration support tools as web services
This document presents the technical specifications of the services that will be published by two tools developed in the context of the PALETTE project, namely CoPe_it! and e-Logbook (Collaboration services). It describes in detail all published functions along two dimensions: the functional and the technical one. For each service the Community of Practice needs are also discussed. With respect to technical aspects, the W3C Web Services standard has been adopted as the proposed technology to pub
The workshop is intended for Doctoral students in the health and social sciences who are at the stage of developing a research proposal.
Air - Is It Really There?
By watching and performing several simple experiments, students develop an understanding of the properties of air: it has mass, it takes up space, it can move, it exerts pressure, it can do work.
Internet Scout Project
This Topic in Depth explores the science behind predicting the weather. First, the United States Search and Rescue Task Force describe the basic tools and knowledge used to create weather forecasts (1). Students can find concise, clear explanations of weather, fronts and air masses, high and low pressure, precipitation, and water vapor and humidity as well. By performing the activities presented in the second website, fourth grade students can learn about weather instruments and data collection
Physics learning with a computer Algebra systems: Towards a learning environment that promotes enhan
To become proficient problem-solvers, physics students need to form a coherent and flexible understanding of problem situations they are confronted with. This is important both for solving problems and for interpreting solutions. Still, many students have only a limited representation of the problems they are working on. Therefore, we devised an instructional approach to promote students' understanding of these problems, and to support them in forming associations between problem features and so
Internet Scout Project
As a companion site to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the Geo Mysteries with Rex the Dinosaur gives kids an excellent interactive geological lesson. Activities include learning how sedimentary and metamorphic rock forms; how to distinguish among a rock, mineral, and fossil; and more. The Web site has great movie clips, animations, and illustrations, along with straightforward descriptions making it easy and fun for kids to use.
Internet Scout Project
The Beach Erosion site of the WhyFiles (last mentioned in the August 9, 1996 Scout Report), a project funded by the graduate school of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been recently updated. Its newest addition includes a story about the population of the tiny Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu that is preparing to abandon its home due to rising sea levels. The site takes a look at this subject and the resulting increased beach erosion that takes place around the world. Visitors can read ab
The Healthcare Herring [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Keith Hocker, is available for download.] Although it has somewhat abated since passing almost a year ago, the debate over "Obamacare" is still going strong. The House of Re
[An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Keith Hocker, is available for download.]
Although it has somewhat abated since passing almost a year ago, the debate over "Obamacare" is still going strong. The House of Re
Biology Web Labs
Welcome to the Biology Web Labs course. These labs will allow you to interactively experience an online biology lab. When viewing the video, please be patient as the movie loads. They are fairly large, and very informative.
What is Environmental History from the course American Environmental and Cultural History
American Environmental and Cultural History - Fall 2006. This course presents a history of the American environment and the ways in which different cultural groups have perceived, used, managed, and conserved it from colonial times to the present. Cultures include American Indians and European and African Americans. Natural resources development includes gathering-hunting-fishing; farming, mining, ranching, forestry, and urbanization. ...
Interview de André DAHER (video)
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Functioning in the Wireless Classroom
Code It! fosters mathematics learning environments where pre-algebra students use handheld technologies to explore and learn about functions. The resources developed - server-based and handheld software and paper-based student and teacher texts - were packaged as a 20-session unit on code making and breaking and designed to boost students' understanding of functions and their facility with the multiple representations of tables, graphs and symbols. We field tested the wireless system with two te
The Internetworked School: A Policy for the Future
On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming
This paper critically examines current thinking about whether learning computer programming promotes the development of general higher mental functions. We show how the available evidence, and the underlying assumptions about the process of learning to program, fail to address this issue adequately. Our analysis is based on a developmental cognitive science perspective on learning program, incorporating developmental and cognitive science considerations of the mental activities involved in progr
Posing a Scenario and "Looping" to Provide Focus in a Cause/Effect Essay
Most of us are familiar with the idea that in narratives a writer chooses a "hot spot" or critical incident to serve as the focus of the work. Teachers of expository writing also must assist students in finding the "hot spot" or focus of their essays. Use this exercise to help student focus on one aspect of the essay.