How-to-guide: Sharing resources in HumBox
How-to-guide: Sharing resources in HumBox
Daniel Herwitz on Talk Show Democracy
Philosopher and political commentator Daniel Herwitz launched the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA 2010 Great Texts Big Questions lecture series on 4 March when he discussed Talk Show Democracy Stars Celebrities and American PoliticsProfessor Herwitz Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan USA is currently Mellon Visiting Research Fellow at UCT He is the author of Star as Icon about the creation of this media persona from the joint forces
The Spanish-American War
This video is accompanied by text. "The beginning of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented American prosperity and power. The economic and social environment was perfect for the rise of the International Darwinism movement. Followers of this movement applied some of the fundamental views of Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) to international politics. They believed that the earth belonged to the strong, and with America quickly growing in strength, there was a strong surge of supp
Enabling Students to Construct Theories of Collaborative Inquiry and Reflective Learning: Computer S
To develop lifelong learning skills, we argue that students need to learn how to learn via inquiry and understand the sociocognitive and metacognitive processes that are involved. We illustrate how software could play a central role in enabling students to develop such expertise. Our hypothesis is that sociocognitive systems, such as those needed for collaborative inquiry and reflective learning, can best be understood as a community of interacting agents, who each have expertise in accomplishin
A Comparison of Model-Tracing and Constraint-Based Intelligent Tutoring Paradigms
Two approaches to building intelligent tutoring systems are the well-established model-tracing paradigm and the relatively newer constraint-based paradigm. Proponents of the constraint-based paradigm claim that it affords performance at levels comparable to that of model-tracing tutors, but with significantly less development effort. We have built both a model-tracing and constraint-based tutor for the same problem domain (statistical hypothesis testing) and report on our findings with the goals
Effects of pictures, age and experience on learning to use a computer program
This study examines the effects of pictures of screen captures and input devices on documentation for older novices. There was no main effect of pictures, but there were statistically significant interactions between the type of picture and the factors of age and computer experience. As predicted, the most optimized designsthe ones presenting screen capturesmoderated the negative effects of age. We argue that screen captures help reduce two problems in the cognitive area that are especially
Internet Scout Project
Anthony Cody, a middle school science teacher at the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District, provides a wide variety of science-related lesson plans at this website. Physical science students and educators can find activities and online resources dealing with energy transformation, dry ice, simple machines, and more. The website discusses the importance of science fairs, ways to encourage student learning, and methods of teaching that have proved useful for the author. Amateur photographers ca
A School Leader's Guide To Improving The Achievement, Assimilation, and Involvement of Montagnard Ch
Following an illustrious introduction to the Montagnards and their plight and flight to the United States, this study explores the education, assimilation, and future development of Montagnard students into American schools. A guide for school leaders is presented within this study to assist the Montagnard students in overcoming obstacles and achieving success in school. The successful implementation of this school leader's guide to improving the achievement, assimilation, and involvement of Mon
A home for Lars
Our lesson plan is based on the book, "Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear", by Hans de Beer. We will use the book to introduce the polar bear's habitat and will elaborate on the necessary things a polar bear needs to survive in this habitat.
Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing
Angela Paige Cook, founder and director of Paige Academy, talks about the inherent racism of standardized tests for assessing intellect.
Educator's Guide to Kitchen Comets
You can make an accurate model of a comet nucleus easily and inexpensively. Unfortunately it is difficult to do it neatly. Here is the recipe. It's fun, it's a mess, and it's one of the most memorable and scientifically accurate demonstrations in astronomy!
Vydac Application Notes Online
Short application notes and technical information pertinent for Vydac products. Application and trouble-shooting information for separations of peptides, proteins, oligionucleotides and carbohydrates using liquid and ion-exchange chromatography.
Staff Guide to OER (TEXT ONLY VERSION)
The text only version of the Staff Guide to OER.
Wind With Miller
This fun, interactive website, created by the Danish Wind Industry Association, educates students about wind power. Visitors can learn how a turbine generates electricity. Through a series of animated links or by taking a tour up the tower, users can learn how all the parts of a turbine function. With the help of a series of simulations, Miller teaches students how the wind blows. The site also features many activities designed to educate students about wind speed, electricity, generators, and m
ICED - I Can End Deportation Game
ICED – I Can End Deportation teaches players about current immigration laws on detention and deportation that affect all immigrants: legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, students and undocumented people by violating human rights and denying due process. In the game, players can inhabit one of five immigrant youth, each of a different ethnicity and immigration status. The youth are being chased by immigration officers, while making moral decisions and answering myth and fact questions abo
eMarketing: the essential guide to online marketing
According to these authors, currently available online marketing textbooks are largely inadequate and outdated and lack the technical know-how and practical background that would make them applicable to students, educators and practitioners in the corporate sector. Quirk offers a dynamic and integrated learning experience that will ensure that students, educators and companies using the guide to eMarketing, will be in the know regarding the latest trends and best practices in this exciting spher
A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra
A book introducing basic concepts from computational number theory and algebra, including all the necessary mathematical background.
Dissection - 03 - the anterior body wall
Dissection - 03 - the anterior body wall. WARNING! Not for the faint hearted!!
Dissection - 02 - intrinsic muscles of the back
Dissection - 02- intrinsic muscles of the back - vertebral column - spinal meninges - spinal cord WARNING! Not for the faint hearted!!
Semi-Riemann Geometry and General Relativity
This book represents course notes for a one semester course at the undergraduate level giving an introduction to Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The background assumed is a good grounding in linear algebra and in advanced calculus, preferably in the language of differential forms. This book covers the following topics: The principal curvatures; rules of calculus; Levi-Civita Connections; bundle of frames; connections on prin