Confronting Some Statistical Inference Misconceptions
This lesson poses a series of questions designed to challenge students' possible misconceptions of statistical inference and hypothesis testing. The lesson uses the statistical software, Fathom, and three datasets with information on the number of chips per canister distributed by a snack maker. The data can found at the relation address below.
Moving learning games forward
The notion of using video games for learning causes some to cringe, others to leap for joy, and many to ask questions about this learning medium. These questions often come from people and organizations that are considering delving into the world of learning games but dont know if this is advisable or dont know where to start. The goal of this paper is to answer those questions about learning games and to help plot a path for people and organizations interested in developing or fostering the
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
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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)
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
How the digestive system works
This animation follows the passage of food from the mouth, all the way through the digestive system. As the animation moves along, it lists all major parts of the digestive system.
Editing/updating files within a PDF Portfolio
This video shows you how to re-create or modify a PDF Portfolio after revising source files, without having to locate and gather the native files again.
Creating FLV and F4V files
Learn to create and optimize FLV files in Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, and Adobe Premier Pro.
Memory (RAM) usage in 64-bit After Effects
Learn the advantages of a 64-bit After Effects application, including longer RAM previews and the ability to render larger frames. See how to allocate memory to After Effects and other applications for optimum performance.
Exporting from After Effects to Flash via XFL
Learn how to create content in After Effects for export to Flash in XFL format, allowing native editing in Flash.