How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000)
This page, in the National Academy Press website, gives the table of content of the book in the title of this site. As one of the "openbooks" from this press, the site allows one to search the book (approximately 400 pages) as well as download the complete book or selected portions of it. The site will be most useful to an analytical scientist interested in reading about current learning theories.
Defining the Public Interest - Education vs. Commercialism in the Social Role of Television
In Bhutan, an isolated country in the Himalayans, television only recently arrived in 1999. This lesson examines the dialogue surrounding the introduction of commercial television and American media to an "untouched" culture. Students will assess television's educational and entertainment values and define responsibilities that accompany the freedom of press.
Black Hills Hydrology Study
This USGS site contains information on the geology units, topography, and precipitation rates of the Black Hills as it relates to the hydrology. Included is a map defining the study area, precipitation graphs, a stratigraphic column, a map denoting the distribution of hydrogeologic units, a geologic cross section, and a photo of the hydrogeologic setting. Links to an introduction to this study, objectives, products, references, and digital map services are also available through this site.
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.
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
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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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
Coming Full Circle with More Natural Interaction
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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.
8.1 Introduction to Personal Identity
Part 8.1. Introduces the concept of personal identity, what is it to be a person, whether someone is the same person over time and Leibniz's law of sameness.
IDS336 Fall 2010 Session 13
!DS336 Jazz in the Modern Era Session Thirteen 11/30/10 Chet Hanley Guest: Jeffrey Winston
REC100 Fall 2010 Session 12
RED100 Dimensions of Leisure Session Twelve 12/1/10 Mary Lou Cappel Guest: Adriana Lopez, Whole Foods, Healthy Eating
Penn State Odor Assessment Lab seeks to mitigate nuisance odor emissions from farm areas.
Once upon a time the boundary between farmland and housing developments was very distinct. Farmers in the past did not necessarily concern themselves with the odors that came from field operations, but as more people move to rural areas from urban sites, farmers and non farming residents have become next door neighbors and nuisance odors have become a problem. Robin Brandt is the co-director of the Penn State Odor Assessment Lab in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. His
Armstrong Holiday Card 2010
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Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School: "Reforming Our Health System: Why Neither Candidate Has the A
Marcia Angell, M.D. is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. Former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and pathology, she has been a frequent critic of the U.S. healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry. Her lecture will examine the American health system, which she believes is rapidly self-destructing. Costs per capita are more than double what they are in other advanced nations and risi
Anthony Scaturro: Cyber Security for Non-technical Users
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Your work or home computer may contain information about yourself, (e.g., tax returns and other personal information), about others (e.g., work-related reports, databases), or about matters you are working on (e.g., research) that you may not want to share with the public. It is not uncommon for computer users to assume that the various computer and software vendors sell products that will protect such information “out-of-the-box.“ While their products may conta