Dick Durbin talks student loans at Illinois State
Senator Dick Durbin visited campus to push a new bill that would make it easier for college grads to pay back their loans, even as he touted Illinois State's "spectacular" track record on student debt. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1rl7MVg
International Economic Integration
Lecture slides from a 3rd year course on the European Union: Economic Policy taught by Mike Walsh of Coventry University.
Qauntum Mechanics I (web)
This is a first course in quantum Mechanics. Discusses Schroedinger equation, tunnelling through barriers, time dependence and some aspects of 3D problems. Contains detailed Notes (web and pdf), exercises, figures with sources, etc. etc.
Educomics - Using digital comics in the classroom
Educomics http://www.educomics.org/ is a European Union education project. It has built sets of resource materials for teachers based on research and pilot...
Japan in war and peace
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/2010 This module consists of a detailed examination of the critical period in Japanese history from the end of the Pacific War through the U.S. Occupation between 1945 and 1952 and recovery in the 1960s and beyond. The lectures and seminars examine the following topics: Japan’s Road to War The Japanese experience of war and defeat The A-bomb in history and memory The ‘Allied’
Family Law Action Maze (version 4.0)
The action maze has been designed to support a Level 2 Family Law course. It simulates the interactions between a trainee solicitor and a client experiencing marital difficulties. The maze presents a series of brief scenarios, and there is then a choice of courses of action with each of these. Depending on which option is selected, different subsequent scenarios are encountered. Thus there are several different storylines contained within the maze, and the student experience is determined by th
Distributed Web Systems - Handling request and response data in servlets
This practical forms part of the "Handling request and response data in servlets" topic in the Distributed Web Systems module.
Bomb kills two in northern Pakistan
A bomb near northern Pakistan's Peshawar city kills two and injures three others.
Electronic Components and Circuits
Operating principle, models and applications of basic semiconductors electronic components (diodes, bipolar transistors and field effect transistors), including the bias circuits. In addition, the concepts related to electronic analog amplification stages (small signal gain, input and output impedances and frequency response). Finally, the characteristics of operational amplifiers (OA) as analog integrated circuits and some of the most important AO applications.
A Case Study of Implementing an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme: Teachers' Motiva
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a highly competitive and rigorous review process of a middle school curriculum that, if successful, results in the school’s acceptance in an international form of accreditation. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the factors influencing teachers’ motivation and their perceptions towards change in initiating and implementing a new program called the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB
Interfacing adaptive solutions with corporate training systems
not available,Research report of the ProLearn Network of Excellence (IST 507310), Deliverable 1.9
Case Studies in Terrorism Response
Presents three illustrative case studies to reinforce basic concepts and principles of terrorism preparedness and response, as well as to identify some specific practical considerations.
Radiation Terror 101
Introduces you to general radiation principles, radiation safety and protection, and the basic types of radiological terror, and also provides practical guidance on acute response techniques and general countermeasures.
Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models
Presents quantitative approaches to theory construction in the context of multiple response variables, with models for both continuous and categorical data.
Approximate Reasoning Techniques for Intelligent Diagnostic Instruction
Intelligent instruction of fault diagnosis, or troubleshooting, tasks requires the capability to automatically infer the significance of particular test outcomes observed by the learner in a practice environment. This single process is central to virtually every aspect of intelligent instruction in this domain, ranging from evaluating learner proficiency to recommending an effective testing strategy. In highly complex target systems this task becomes intractable, for the number of possible fault
Valdosta State University's Virtual Museum of Fossils
Valdosta State University's Virtual Museum of Fossils offers information on animals since the Precambrian era. The website offers two navigation options. In the Find an Animal section, users can view fossils by clicking on different areas of the geologic timescales for Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates. In the Choose a Time section, students can learn about the major characteristics of each era. For each period, this link also offers a map of the world, the characteristics
Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nerve Agents
This presentation discusses exposure to nerve agents such as sarin gas and their use as weapons of mass destruction, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a cu
Determining the Sources of Delay in a Distributed Learning Environment
In the context of LeGE-WG we expect to see the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) being used as a guiding framework for the future deployment of Distributed Learning Environment (DLEs). OGSA is totally service-oriented and it has been known for sometime that Quality of Service (QoS) is key to the success of DLEs. Delay in particular, as experienced by the end user, is one of the key QoS parameters for a DLE. This paper describes techniques for identifying sources of such delay, and a model f
APLUSIX, A learning environment for algebra, actual use and benefits
After a presentation of the APLUSIX system, a learning environment for formal algebra, we describe the use of this system in a French class of grade 10, in particular a sequence devoted to factorisations and equations, and an analysis of the students' work during this sequence. This study exhibits the influence of the tools provided by the software on the construction of competences in algebra. We also report the opinion of a teacher who used the APLUSIX system during one year with this class.
Landscape Diffusion Lab
In this STELLA modeling project, students create a model of two marine terrace platforms separated in elevation by a cliff. They use this model to examine how landscapes evolve over time in response to diffusive processes such as raindrop impacts, the annual cycle of freeze-thaw, tree throw, and the action of burrowing animals. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.