Learning Objects 4: Applications, Implications, & Future Direction
This is the fourth and final book of this series on Learning Objects (LO). Whereas the first three books were essentially concerned with current developments in the field, this book presents a wide-ranging series of discussions of potential and probable developments in the field. Part I encompasses Chapters 1 through Chapter 5. The focus is upon LO within the context of e-learning and online learning. We realize that our authors (like us) often use the terms "e-learning" and "online learning" in
7.90J Computational Functional Genomics (MIT)
The course focuses on casting contemporary problems in systems biology and functional genomics in computational terms and providing appropriate tools and methods to solve them. Topics include genome structure and function, transcriptional regulation, and stem cell biology in particular; measurement technologies such as microarrays (expression, protein-DNA interactions, chromatin structure); statistical data analysis, predictive and causal inference, and experiment design. The emphasis is on coup
4 A thinking disposition and the process of development
Diagrams, mind-maps, tables, graphs, time lines, flow charts, sequence diagrams, decision trees: all can be used to organise thought. This unit will introduce you to a variety of thinking skills. Asking and answering questions is at the heart of high-quality thinking. Questions naturally arise from the desire to know and learn about things and may be the starting point for a journey of understanding.
Elon Spotlight: Paul Castro
Professional screenwriter Paul Castro joined the School of Communications faculty this year as a visiting professor in cinema. Video by Sean Glynn
UM researchers Scott Knight and Rich Lizotte have started a new research project at the Ole Miss Field Station that involves building artificial streams to simulate Delta wetlands. The research is examining the oxygen content of the water and soil. Learn more about the project by watching the video. Video by Tobie Baker.
Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
Fundamentals of Physics, I
This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.
Volcanoes: Near, Far and Really Far Away
Does life exist elsewhere in our solar system? NASA believes the best place to answer this question is Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter. The best way to understand how Europa works may be through studying the massive lava lakes on a neighboring Jupiter moon, Io. Dr. Ashley Davies of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses volcanoes. Speaker Biography: Dr. Ashley Davies is a volcanologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He studies volcanic eruptions on Earth and Io, the volcanic moon of Jupit
Timelines and Afghanistan
General Petraeus expresses confidence that Afghan security forces are on track to take on security for their country. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Il linguaggio come strumento della mente. In che senso l’apprendimento precede lo sviluppo. (terza
Come ha inizio la mente. L’interazione sociale è processo di apprendimento che precede lo sviluppo: l’influsso di Vygotskji. Il linguaggio come strumento della mente. In che senso secondo Bruner l’apprendimento precede lo sviluppo.,Language seen as a mind instrument. In what sens learning comes before the development.(Third lesson)How mind gets started. Social interaction is a learning process that comes before the development: Vygotskji's influence. Language seen as a mind instrument. In
Formulas for functions of one variable
This is a chart of functions with one variable and the equations for their standard deviation. It is from the Engineering Statistics handbook whose goal is to help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible. A link to tools and aids for using the handbook is provided.
Basic Math - Number Patterns
Studying number patterns is important for two reasons. First, they help one better understand the concepts of arithmetic and provide a basis for understanding the concepts of more complex mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, calculus). Second, pattern recognition is a useful problem-solving skill, both in mathematics and in real-world situations. Patterns involving odd and even numbers are investigated. Patterns in multiples of certain numbers lead to an understanding of divisibility rules. Seque
This site contains user-friendly tools to launch DNA database searches, statistical analyses, and population modeling from a centralized workspace. Educational databases support investigations of an Alu insertion polymorphism on human chromosome 16 and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the human mitochondrial control region.
10.40 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (MIT)
This course aims to connect the principles, concepts, and laws/postulates of classical and statistical thermodynamics to applications that require quantitative knowledge of thermodynamic properties from a macroscopic to a molecular level. It covers their basic postulates of classical thermodynamics and their application to transient open and closed systems, criteria of stability and equilibria, as well as constitutive property models of pure materials and mixtures emphasizing molecular-level eff
Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering, Fall 2001
Numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation. Topics: numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential equations (e.g. Navier-Stokes), numerical methods in molecular simulation (dynamics, geometry optimization). All methods are presented within the context of chemical engineering problems. Familiarity with s
Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Ensemble theory; noninteracting classical and quantum systems; cluster expansion for interacting systems, many body quantum mechanics, phase transitions, scaling, renormalisation; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; Boltzmann transport equation. Study Goals: The student who passes this course should have a working knowledge of statistical mechanics on the intermediate level. The course topics are: ensemble theory, non-interacting particles (quantum and classical), interacting particles (quantum and
Best of the web - November 2010
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/best-of-web-video-november-2010.html Watch our pick of the top science videos on the web this month
CSET Science Subtest II: Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
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:
Statistical Reasoning II
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions.
Methods in Biostatistics II
Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples.