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.
Transformational Leadership: Is It a Factor for Improving Student Achievement in High Poverty Secon
This mixed-method study addressed the following problem: What type of leadership is most appropriate to guide schools through the process of continuous rapid change required by the No Child Left Behind legislation and the twenty-first century while still performing well? It investigated a possible relationship between improved student achievement on state assessments, improved four-year graduation rate for high schools, improved attendance for schools without graduating classes, and the Leit
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
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Gender Education and Training in Doctoral Level Psychology Programs: An Exploratory Investigation
This doctoral project was an exploratory investigation of the treatment of gender in the education and training of doctoral level psychology graduate students. Fifty-one doctoral level psychology programs, including Ph.D., Psy.D. and Ed.D. programs, were placed into one of three groups based on their orientation, practitioner-oriented program (P-OP), clinical research-oriented program (CR-OP), or combined orientation program (CP). The programs were surveyed by the analysis of their respective we
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
UNDERSTANDING THE PARADIGM SHIFT: A DESCRIPTIVE CASE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN INFORMATION
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to understand the impact on librarians, faculty, and students of changes in information literacy instructional methodologies that were piloted as an innovation within a particular institutional setting. The following questions were considered. In what ways and to what extent has a more holistic approach to teaching information literacy been assimilated by faculty and librarians? In what ways and to what extent have faculty attitudes toward teac
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)
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.
Groups in Moodle, Part 1 of 2
Groups in Moodle, Part 1 of 2. (06:25)
Guaranty Building Being Constructed on Monument Circle
The foundation of the new building is shown.
GS-05: The importance of modifier keys
Understand the benefits of using modifier keys in combination with the drawing tools in Illustrator CS5.
K-2 Literacy Centers- Hands on Learning
Teacher Created Slide Show Video- See descriptions and see literacy centers that can be used in the primary classrom: Magnet Names, Scribble Art, Books and Baskets, Making Words, Look, Think and Write, Science Center, Real or non-Sense, Stamp and Write. No audio. (2:16)
Nutrients include fats, protein, minerals, water, and carbohydrates. Brown paper can be used as an indicator of how much fat is in a food. The food that makes the largest grease spot has the most fat.
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