Case studies: technology enhanced public spaces for intergenerational learning
This deliverable undertakes the analysis of four case studies in the three key dimensions of La Piazza: intergenerational learning, ICT and physical spaces. The report shows the common characteristics of the cases, good practices as well as issues for further research, in order to facilitate the planning of the co-design seminars, that will follow next in the project. The report includes in the Annexes the individual case reports of the cases.,research report - deliverable number : D38.3.1
Futurelab: Learner voice handbook
Despite the vast number of changes in the education system in recent years, learners are seldom consulted and remain largely unheard in the change process. If education is to become more personalised, then the views of learners must be heard. This handbook draws on examples, case studies and research to provide learners and educators with information and ideas for promoting the voices of learners.,Research report
Design approaches in technology enhanced learning
Design is a critical to the successful development of any interactive learning environment (ILE). Moreover, in technology enhanced learning (TEL), the design process requires input from many diverse areas of expertise. As such, anyone undertaking tool development is required to directly address the design challenge from multiple perspectives. We provide a motivation and rationale for design approaches for learning technologies that draws upon Simon's seminal proposition of Design Science (Simon,
Understanding the structure of the set of rational numbers: a conceptual change approach.
In the present article, we argue that the conceptual change approach to learning can apply in the case of mathematics, taking into consideration the particular nature of mathematical knowledge and the neurobiological bases of mathematical cognition. In the empirical study that is reported in this article, we investigated ninth graders' understanding of algebraic and structural properties of rational numbers, from a conceptual change perspective. We make the point that understanding rational numb
Avaliação e evolução de um ambiente de suporte à aprendizagem de programação
O ensino da programação através dos métodos tradicionais, onde a leccionação de conceitos dinâmicos é realizada utilizando principalmente materiais de índole estática, não se tem revelado muito eficaz. Neste documento é apresentado um ambiente, o SICAS, que de forma dinâmica, interactiva e apelativa permite a construção e simulação de algoritmos. De forma a medir a eficácia do ambiente desenvolvido e a procurar formas de o melhorar foram realizadas experiências. As sugestões
ICT Competences Acquisition using the Concorde e-Learning Platform
This communication presents some of the final results obtained in the frame of the EC funded Leonardo da Vinci pilot project with the title "Acquisition of Complementary Competencies through Open and Distance Education" (CONCORDE) and it complements other dissemination papers. Mainly, we focus here on the acquisition of the competences in the information and communication technologies using an innovative pedagogical model implemented at the level of the web platform. The targeted competences res
Geospatially aware social software and Africa
We present a proposal for the development and implementation of a group of tools that will support the collection and sharing of georeferenced information. Locations such as rural Africa suffer from a technical problem hampering their participation in the global information community: infrastructures and terminals for Internet access are non-existent or of poor quality. We believe that cell-phone software can be leveraged as a way to bridge this. One important contribution that local communities
Knowledge, the keystone of TEL design
This talk outlines the arguments supporting the claim that knowledge is the keystone of the design of Technology enhanced learning (TEL) environments. First, I consider the meaning we could attach to knowledge and knowing, and I introduce the notion of conception. Second, I explore how far the problématique of validation is central in our research. And to conclude, I introduce a characterisation of conceptions, which could help in addressing the problem of TEL design at a theoretical level.
Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction
Prof. Graciana del Castillo discusses aspects of her book 'Rebuilding War-Torn States' (OUP 2008). The discussant is Dr. Dominik Zaum (University of Reading).
The Liver and Drug Metabolism
The role of the liver in the metabolism of drugs.
Recognising Nominative Categorative data
Learning Object that introduces Social Science students to recognizing and interpreting data contained in a table. The RLO uses data based on the causes of death of Rock and R&B musicians.
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation
This is a 23-page educator's guide organized around three questions: How are rainfall rates measured? How is the intensity and distribution of rainfall determined? How can you study rain?
Two Quaker Women Seated in Front of a Bookcase
Two women in Quaker dress and bonnets are seated in a room in front of a bookcase.
Mind Over Matter
This Web site from the National Institute on Drug Abuse focuses on the brain's response to drugs. Students navigate through a series of colorful and informative pages that describe certain regions of the brain and how the chemicals in drugs like marijuana, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, opiates, and steroids can harm them. To aid teachers with the brain anatomy and function, a helpful teacher's guide accompanies the site, as well as more detailed information on the drug effects.
LSE Literary Weekend - How Would a Robot Read a Novel?
Don't judge a book by its cover? Don't be ridiculous. We constantly make judgements on books – from where it appears in a shop, its pretty cover, its heft or subject matter, the praise and criticism we hear about it. Reviewers are even more prejudiced. They know the author, or hate the publisher or, even worse, are a meticulous and lucid expert on the subject. All human readings are subjective. Is there another way? Would an objective reading - some preconceptionless robotic analysis, for inst
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: can Europe be the same with different people in it?
After a half-century of mass immigration, has Europe overestimated the need for immigrant labour and underestimated the culture shaping potential of religion? Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times. His new book is entitled Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Islam, immigration and the west.
Gas Chromatography Application Notes
Application notes from 2000-2005 presented at conferences (the conferences are not identified listied by year). Applications could serve as a source of experiments for advanced teaching labs and also assist those interested in solving analytical problems that involve separations.
Auburn vs. Mississippi State (1956)
"Auburn rolled up 425 yards, 26 first downs, and threatened Houston's goal line all afternoon but managed to get across for TD's only twice while blanking the Cougars 12-0 before 20,000 in Cliff Hare Stadium. With the injured Howell Tubbs still out of action, Jimmy Cook and Frank Riley directed the Tiger attack and each engineered a scoring drive. Cook passed 23 yards to Jerry Sansom for the first Plainsman tally just as the first half ended. Riley then conducted an 82-yard march that found Bobb
Auburn vs. Ole Miss (1949)
"The Auburn Tigers officially opened their 1949 football campaign in their annual game under the lights in Montgomery's Cramton Bowl when they kicked off to the Rebels of the University of Mississippi. 17,00 fans turned out to get their first glimpse of the '49 edition of the Tigers in action. Mid-way of the first quarter the Mississippi attack began to roll and the Rebels ground out two quick touchdowns. Auburn came fighting back when Sophomore Quaterback Bill Tucker dropped back amd heaved a l
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This lesson is a design project that students write and construct a pop-up book about the contributions of women to technology and science. Students acquire information about famous women and learn basic paper engineering. Learners then choose a famous woman or several women to study and write about. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association