Internet Scout Project
The Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry's Laboratory of Meteoritics "is the only scientific laboratory in Russia which investigates extraterrestrial material on a regular basis." Users can find educational images and straightforward text about the Laboratory's research in meteorites, lunar materials, cosmic dust, and impact processes. The website provides downloads of the Laboratory's publications as well as links to outside publications, conferences, scientific organiza
Toward a Web based environment for Evaluation and Design of Pedagogical Hypermedia
In order to guide and help the educational Web sites authors in the conception/evaluation process of their prototypes, it is especially interesting to propose them interactive guides. Among the existent interactive guides, only few offer a good content structure or an appropriate navigation in their system. We propose a web based system used to help teachers to design multimedia documents and to evaluate their prototypes. Our current research objectives are to create a methodology to sustain the
An Introduction to MATLAB
This course gives a basic introduction to MATLAB. Concepts covered include basic use, graphical representation and tips for improving your MATLAB code. Also included is an introductory computer assignment to test yourself after finishing the course.
Knowledge Convergence in Computer-Supported
Collaborative Learning: The Role of External Representat
This study investigates how two types of graphical representation tools influence the way in which learners use knowledge resources in two different collaboration conditions. In addition, the study explores the extent to which learners share knowledge with respect to individual outcomes under these different conditions. The study also analyzes the relationship between the use of knowledge resources and different types of knowledge. The type of external representation (content-specific vs. conten
TALAT Lecture 3300: Fundamentals of Metal Forming
This lecture gives a brief review of the fundamental terms and laws governing metal forming at room temperature as well as at high temperatures. This lecture is a necessary prerequisite to understand the more specific treatment of metal forming subjects such as forging, impact extrusion and sheet metal forming in the subsequent TALAT This lectures 3400 to 3800. General background in production engineering, machine tools is assumed.
The CoVis Project: Building a Large-Scale Science Education Testbed
This paper describes the construction and research program of the Learning Through Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) Project. a testbed for exploring science education reform with telecommunications technology. The CoVis testbed is contrasted with other forms of cducational research in an "ecolo~yo f paradigms." which argues that testbeds are in fact a new setting for research with different requirements and challenges for the researcher. Two extended examples of telecommunications research ar
Powers of Monomials
This lesson is a PowerPoint presentation of the Powers of Monomials. It speaks on the following rules: Product of Powers, Power of a Power.
Bayard Rustin: A Freedom Budget, Part 1
This audio excerpt captures the beginning of Bayard Rustin's 1967 "Freedom Budget" speech, describing the social and economic impact of racism over time.
Theoretical Foundations for E-Learning Environments Direct to Virtual Scientific Experiments
In this work we want to put in evidence the necessity to integrate theoretical, methodological and didactical aspects with innovative e-learning systems, in order to hypothesize possible learning models able to facilitate and qualify the e-learning world. Specifically, our aim will be direct to theoretical learning models of Virtual Scientific Experiments to be implemented inside the platforms. Therefore, the result to be achieved comes from the interaction of two different "macro-environments"
What is really learned at university?: The SOMUL Project - conceptualisation and design
The project is attempting to bring together psychological and sociological conceptions of university learning and relate both to conceptions derived from current higher education policy and practice, disciplinary cultures and students. The focus of the empirical part of the project will be on student conceptions of learning but at this stage we are concerned to explore the conceptual relationships between different theoretical approaches to ‘what is learned’. Within a highly differentiated
An analysis of the SRL potential of TD-SSIS 2004, a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment based o
This report presents an analysis of the potential support to Self-Regulated Learning granted by a CSCL environment set up for a teacher traing course on Educational Technology. The analysis is made by applying a check-list developed within the European project TELEPEERS.,Research report
Social capital and productivity: how might training affect a company’s social capital? does the li
The ultimate purpose of this literature review, carried out by Liam Aspin as part of the TLRP Phase 3 Project Adult Basic Skills and Workplace Learning (dir. Alison Wolf and Karen Evans 2003-2008) was to answer the following questions: How might training affect a company’s ‘social capital’? Does the literature indicate how this might happen, and whether we might expect a significant impact on productivity? Can these effects be measured? In order to answer these questions, we attempted to
Combining Methods in Educational and Social Research
This introductory chapter is reproduced with the kind permission of the Open University Press / McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. To order a copy of the book see: http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335213073.html Also see: http://www.openup.co.uk,114,120
Solid Waste Takes Over
In this lesson, students explore solid waste and its effects on the environment. They will collect classroom trash for analysis and build model landfills in order to understand the process and impact of solid waste management. Students will understand the role of engineers in solid waste management.
Futurelab: Social software and learning
This report explores the relationship between the emergence of social software and the personalisation of education. It suggests that there is a changing view of what education is for, with an emphasis on the need for young people to develop the skills necessary for today's evolving global knowledge economy. Alongside this development is the rapid growth of social software, characterised as software that supports group interaction, and by combining these two trends there is significant potential
What a Drag
Students learn about friction and drag — two different forces that convert energy of motion to heat. Both forces can act on a moving object and decrease its velocity. Students learn examples of friction and drag, and suggest ways to reduce the impact of these forces. The equation that governs common frictional forces is introduced, and during a hands-on activity, students experimentally measure a coefficient of friction.
Étude d'un environnement pour le diagnostic et la remédiation de conceptions erronées en électri
Ce document est composé de quatre parties. Après avoir exposé notre problématique de recherche, nous exposons l’état de l’art que nous avons réalisé en débutant par un état des lieux des conceptions et modes de raisonnement erronés, les plus récurrents en électricité. Ensuite, nous définirons la place de la simulation dans l’enseignement et nous étudierons son impact sur les conceptions erronées des élèves. Pour clore l’état de l’art, nous étudierons comment est pri
Adaptive learning scenarios for detection of misconceptions about electricity and remediation
Our main objective is to model the knowledge used by learners in order to solve problems about electricity. We are searching means to do a diagnosis about student's activity based on a microworld of electric circuits. Once the diagnosis realized, we try to provide the learner with the most relevant remediation with regard to his/her misconceptions.
Students explore the impact of changing river volumes and different floodplain terrain in experimental trials with table top-sized riverbed models. The models are made using modeling clay in an aluminum baking pans placed on a slight incline. Water added “upstream” at different flow rates and to different riverbed configurations simulates different potential flood conditions. Students study flood dynamics as they modify the riverbed with blockages or levees to simulate real-world scenarios.
Developing Self-Regulated Learning in ICT-based Narrative Environments
Based on the analysis of a plain narrative learning environment (NLE), in this paper we discuss what features of NLEs can support the development of selfregulated learning (SRL) abilities in primary school children. The analysis is performed by means of a tool developed within the European project TELEPEERS, aiming to evaluate the potential to support SRL of technology-enhanced learning environments. We evaluate the considered NLE as granting an average support to SRL. We spot several aspects wh