Name the major phyla of Protozoa and briefly describe their characteristics Identify common protozoan specimens Explain the function anatomical features of protozoa in terms of adaptations to their environment Identify and classify members of Phylum Protozoa and major invertebrate Phyla Apply an understanding of comparative anatomy and physiology to the identification of specimen
2.017J Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems (MIT)
This course covers the design, construction, and testing of field robotic systems, through team projects with each student responsible for a specific subsystem. Projects focus on electronics, instrumentation, and machine elements. Design for operation in uncertain conditions is a focus point, with ocean waves and marine structures as a central theme. Topics include basic statistics, linear systems, Fourier transforms, random processes, spectra, ethics in engineering practice, and extreme events
Mathematical Modeling Using Real Radioactivity Data
In this lab, you can explore how radioactive radiation changes as a function of distance. This curriculum sets the Radioactivity iLab in the context of mathematics curriculum, asking you to consider: What type of mathematical function governs the intensity of radiation over distance?
Design of Dredging Equipment
Dredging equipment, mechanical dredgers, hydraulic dredgers, boundary conditions, design criteria, instrumentation and automation. Study Goals: The goal of the lecture is to get insight in the procedure for designing dredging equipment based on the knowledge of the dredging processes. Special aspects during design and use of dredging equipment.
The course treats the design of offshore mooring systems literally from the ground up: Starting with the anchor and its soils mechanics in the sea bed, via the mechanics of a single mooring line and system of lines. The course concludes by touching on other mooring concepts and the dynamic behavior of the moored object as a non-linear mechanical system. Classroom teaching is augmented by laboratory demonstrations and (when possible) a relevant excursion. Study Goals: The classes are set up to gi
Technology Dynamics for Sustainable Innovation
Conducting innovative research is working on the edge of the known and the unknown. In creating new technology the result is never guaranteed. Society faces a tremendous challenge in order to develop in a more sustainable way. What role is there for technology in this process of change? How could we stimulate innovations in technological systems? Study Goals: At the end of the course the student is able to analyse dynamic processes of technological change within industrial corporations. The stud
Cavitation on Ship Propellers
Summary: Cavitation is the transition of a fluid into vapour due to local reduction of pressure which is generated by high local flow velocities. The transition of a fluid into vapour also occurs during cooking of water by an increase of the local temperature. The term cavitation is generally reserved for conditions in which the temperature of the bulk fluid is not changed. Although cavitation can occur in many situations this course focuses on ship hydrodynamics and ship propellers. The course
Launch of Constitutional Studies Programme
Marking the launch of Oxford's Constitutional Studies Programme, which seeks to increase the amount of interdisciplinary cooperation between law and political science in the field of constitutional studies.
The Ouster of Muhammad Yunus: Can Politics Destroy Grameen Bank?
"Dismissed." A single word from Bangladesh's highest court ended a bitter legal battle that has grabbed world attention. The loser in this case: Muhammad Yunus, the 70-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, the groundbreaking Bangladeshi microfinance institution he is no longer allowed to run. But as with many of the highs and lows of microfinance, there is much more than meets the eye to this boardroom shakeout.Author(s):
CSET Science Subtest II: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). This module is part of the preparation for CSET Science Subtest II.
This module includes the following chemistry topics:
Stress and Health Disparities A Public Health Seminar delivered by Eric G. Walsh, M.D., M.P.H., Monday, April 12, 2010 In the quest for understanding health disparities many explanations have been offered. One new and telling hypothesis is that certain groups of people carry a greater weight of stress proportional to the amount of protective factors offered them in society. Key attributes of this new model include introducing internalized hatred as a function of discrimination to increase allostatic load. While
A Public Health Seminar delivered by Eric G. Walsh, M.D., M.P.H., Monday, April 12, 2010
In the quest for understanding health disparities many explanations have been offered. One new and telling hypothesis is that certain groups of people carry a greater weight of stress proportional to the amount of protective factors offered them in society. Key attributes of this new model include introducing internalized hatred as a function of discrimination to increase allostatic load. While
Making online-courses more learner centred, more learner drivenand more social
This contribution focuses the question if is it possible at all to follow eLearning 2.0 paradigm using a state of the art learning management system or do we have to replace well established tools in order to advance eLearning. How can teachers develop their online courses regarding to eLearning 2.0 perceptions? During the last years the author tried to enhance her online courses to make them more learner centred, learner driven and social. Her substantial experiences are summarized.
The Use of Multiple Student Modeling to Parameterize Group Learning
Recent criticism of ITS research for neglecting social aspects of learning is constructively answered by a practical attempt to extrapolate student modeling and intelligent learning support to group situations. The central focus is on using individually assessed student models to anticipate and parameterize group learning situations. This requires the integration of knowledge from individual models. Aspects of system architecture and dialogue design are discussedbased on an example of a replicat
The Remote Control Approach - How to Apply Scaffolds to Existing Collaborative Learning Environments
In this paper we present an architecture for the integration of tutoring and process scaffolds into existing collaborative applications. The architecture allows to combine existing research results concerning collaborative processes and their formalization, and existing and tested collaborative learning environments. The architecture allows to control the learning environments either by a human or a pedagogic agent. Both types of tutors are using the same set of primitives - either via an intuit
The Importance of an Enhanced Problem Representation: On the Role of Elaborations in Physics Problem
This study of physics problem-solving identifies reasoning mechanisms that enable the problem-solver to achieve the transformation to a physics structure of the problem situation. Elaboration is explored as a mechanism in fulfilling this transformation by providing beginning problem-solvers with elaborations that they failed to infer. A card sorting experiment was employed in which two versions of physics problem descriptions had to be sorted. A comparison is made between proficient and weak stu
Development of an electronic course based on the i*teach methodology with the use of the ims learnin
The paper is a demonstration of the use of active methods of learning and IMS Learning design (IMS LD) specification for the development of portable and reusable electronic course. It demonstrates how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can enhance the process of teacher training, and how this can be used for Lifelong Competence Development of teachers. The paper shows how units of learning developed according to the IMS LD specification can integrate the contemporary active methods
Dunes: Process and Form
This site provides Flash animations that illustrate form variations in sand dunes. Visualizations, photographs and supporting text demonstrate the conditions necessary to produce various dune shapes, including longitudinal, crescent, star, parabolic and transverse dunes. These resources may be integrated into lectures, labs or other activities.
A Personal Account of Efforts to End School Segregation in a Southern School System
The Brown Decision, whose 50th Anniversary was observed in 2004, was a landmark case that ended the doctrine of separate but equal. During the observation of the anniversary, many pundits reflected on the political, social, and historical significance of Brown. This article takes a different approach in reflecting on the importance of Brown. A historical context is provided that reveals the conditions that existed in the south prior to and after the Brown Decision. The author tells the poignant
Approaching Sex Through Archaeology
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A'Planting We Will Go
This lesson is based on the book, "The Tiny Seed", by Eric Carle. This story will be used to introduce the children to the concept that seeds change and grow into plants when conditions in the environment including temperature, light, water and soil are appropriate. Children will learn that plants produce seeds that can become new plants. Through extended activities, the children will experience first-hand the germination of seeds. They will become familiar with the parts of a plant and learn ho