Theory-based support for mobile language learning: noticing and recording
This paper considers the issue of 'noticing' in second language acquisition, and argues for the potential of handheld devices to: (i) support language learners in noticing and recording noticed features 'on the spot', to help them develop their second language system; (ii) help language teachers better understand the specific difficulties of individuals or those from a particular language background; and (iii) facilitate data collection by applied linguistics researchers, which can be fed back i
"A New Lease on Life": A Narrative Case Study of an Older Adult, Participant Design Writing Group
Within the field of composition, older adults are an understudied population. This qualitative project examined a group of older adults from subsidized senior highrise apartments on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Rather than impose a design and a purpose upon the participants, as is usually done in senior writing group studies, I examined a Participant Design writing group, which had each participant contribute to how the group as conducted and decide the kinds of comments s/he received. I, as
Identification and Management of Women With BRCA Mutations or Hereditary Predisposition for Breast a
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, consultant in the breast diagnostic clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her December 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article http://tinyurl.com/3x2dr7v on diagnostic and management approaches to patients with BRCA mutations that put them at higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer.
Critique of Postmodern Ethics of Alterity versus Embodied (Muslim) Others: Incompatibility, Diversio
In this dissertation, I investigated postmodern alterity, constructivism, and agency through addressing their translatability and implications. In Chapter One, I critiqued postmodern main concepts of alterity and constructivism, showing that these terms can be vague and counterproductive unless they are attenuated with political socio-cultural realities. In Chapter Two, through analyzing modern texts, I explored claims that Western epistemology/ontology reduces the other to the Same. Although su
Harveys of Lewes
Harveys of Lewes Public Houses, the Pub signs, and Brewery
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
University / K – 12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making
Local universities and their surrounding school districts have much to offer one another. How universities and school districts work together to create programmatic change in career decision-making for the high school adolescent is unclear. Utilizing a case study approach, this study examined the relationship that exists between a university and two high schools. This was studied through the lens of career development with regard to high school students. This qualitative case study utilized pe
The Impact of Reading Self-Efficacy and the Regulation of Cognition on the Reading Achievement of an
The goal of the current study was an investigation of the relationship between reading self-efficacy and regulation of cognition, important components in the development of self-regulated learning, and reading achievement; the impact of the demographic variables of age, student sex and socioeconomic status were also considered. This quantitative quasi-experimental design utilized a sample of eighty-four fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from a rural school district in North Central Pennsyl
Academic Aspirations and Expectations: High School Guidance Counselor Perceptions of the Benefits St
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine guidance counselor perceptions regarding the benefits students receive as a result of participating in a dual enrollment program. These perceptions were limited to guidance counselor influence, the intrinsic benefits students received from participation in dual enrollment and the impact dual enrollment participation has on a student‟s decision to attend post secondary education. The guidance counselors in this study participated in a regiona
A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implica
The study aims to compare and contrast the usage and understanding of English and Arabic metaphors. My research attempts to reveal how similar and different Arab secondary learners of English respond when asked to answer or interpret metaphors in both their native and acquired languages. Furthermore, in this dissertation, I also attempted to address the impact of culture in metaphorical thinking. The study made use of a holistic approach, utilizing textual analysis, conversation meetings, partic
Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Revolutionary or Another Fad?
The management of diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes, is on the verge of substantial change. Irl Hirsch, professor of medicine at the University of Washington, uses the results of recently published controlled trials and examples to illustrate how a new system of continuous glucose monitoring may change the way in which diabetes patients are treated. (Series: Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds)
Advances in Understanding Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases
Through the use of two case studies, Thomas Hawn, Professor of Medicine from the Department of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the University of Washington, provides a brief history of innate immunity, genetics and the potential for personalized medicine to address infectious diseases in the future. (Series: Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds)
Seattle Grand Challenges Summit Conclusion, Part 6 of 6
In the final episode of the six part NAE Seattle Grand Challenges Summit series, John Markoff, New York Times correspondent, hosts a panel discussion recapping highlights from the summit. The discussion panel includes Matt O'Donnell, UW Dean of Engineering, Larry Smarr, University of California, San Diego, Ed Lazowska, UW CSE Chair, and Bonnie Dunbar, President and CEO, Museum of Flight. The conclusion of the series revisits presentations on the themes of "Engineering Better Medicines" and "Engi
Most Internet content today is "served" from a central system that takes requests from a user's "client." Typically, the user asks for access to information or other data; the requested content is then "pushed" from the central system to the user. In this model, the various visitors to a given web site do not interact. By contrast, peer-to-peer technology (commonly known as "P2P") creates conversations among individual personal computers (PCs). In this respect, P2P systems resemble an affili
TALAT Lecture 2110.02: Product information structure, business concept and LCA
This lecture gives a brief introduction to the product information structure, a sustainable business concept and Life Cycle; it presents the product and process "Generic Code" - the chromosomes; it generates interest about the concept of "Know Your Product", "Life Cycle Logistics", "Universal Virtues" and "Material/Component Hierarchical Structure" and their use creating a sustainable business concept; it imparts knowledge about Life Cycle Assessment. Some familiarity with QFD (Quality Functions
TALAT Lecture 1204: Precipitation Hardening
This lecture provides an introduction to the metallurgy of precipitation hardening, with a presentation of the fundamental mechanisms involved and illustrations from alloys which form the basis for engineering alloys. The Al-Mg2Si system is discussed in some detail because of its commercial importance. The microstructural aspects of precipitation hardening are illustrated by examples, many of which were obtained by electron microscopy; an outline of the background to electron microsc
Observations on Collaborative Design and Multimedia Usage in Virtual Design Studio
The virtual design studio (VDS) points to a new way of practicing and teaching architectural design. As a new phenomenon, little research has been done to evaluate design collaboration and multimedia usage in a distributed workplace like the virtual design studio. Our research provides empirical data on how students actually use multiple media during architectural collaborative design.
Using the Recompose tool
Learn how to use the Recompose tool to adjust the composition of a scene that needs tweaking. Keep important elements and eliminate or minimize unwanted elements.
Walt Whitman recounted by VQR Editor Genoways; preview of next issue
Ted Genoways has recently been on sabbatacial from the Virginia Quarterly Review to write a book about Walt Whitman�s life from 1860 to 1882. Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America�s Poet during the Lost Years of 1860-1862 will be published by in July 2009 by the University of California Press. Ted was a guest on the January 7, 2009 edition of WINA�s �Charlottesville�Right Now!� with Coy Barefoot.