Making online-courses more learner centred, more learner drivenand more social
This contribution focuses the question if is it possible at all to follow eLearning 2.0 paradigm using a state of the art learning management system or do we have to replace well established tools in order to advance eLearning. How can teachers develop their online courses regarding to eLearning 2.0 perceptions? During the last years the author tried to enhance her online courses to make them more learner centred, learner driven and social. Her substantial experiences are summarized.
Evaluation of educational software regarding its suitability to assist the laboratory teaching of el
The present research effort is aimed at investigating of students perceptions relating to the criteria they themselves would choose in order to select amongst various similar software packages, with the aim of selecting the one most suitable to assist them in their study of electric circuits. For the purpose of the present study, software simulating electrical circuits was deliberately selected. This was precisely because electricity experiments are simple enough to be constructed in a school-
Internationalizing the Curriculum: Champlain College and the Global Module Project
Champlain College, a leader in both online and international education, uses the Internet to create Global Modules that link the students and faculty at two or three international educational institutions for shared online readings, discussion and teamwork. Students at Champlain have used the Global Modules format to discuss womens issues with students in the U.A.E., terrorism with Jordanian students, globalization with Indian students, the peace movement with Austrian students and the Lebanon
Using the Internet to Improve University Education: Problem-oriented Web-based Learning with MUNICS
A principled approach to the design of problem-oriented, web-based learning at the university level is presented. The principles include providing authentic contexts with multimedia, supporting collaborative knowledge construction, making thinking visible with dynamic visualisation, quick access to content resources via ICT, and flexible support by tele-tutoring. These principles are used in the MUNICS learning environment, which is designed to help students of computer science to apply their co
Structuring and merging Distributed Content
A flexible approach for structuring and merging distributed learning object is presented. At the basis of this approach there is a formal representation of a learning object, called attribute structure. Attribute structures are labeled directed graphs representing structured information on the learning objects. When two or more learning objects are merged, the corresponding attribute structures are unified, and the unified structure is attached to the resulting learning object.
Towards Collaborative Learning via Shared Artefacts over the Grid
The Web is the most pervasive collaborative technology in widespread use today; and its use to support eLearning has been highly successful. There are many web-based Virtual Learning Environments such as WebCT, FirstClass, and BlackBoard as well as associated web-based Managed Learning Environments. In the future, the Grid promises to provide an extremely powerful infrastructure allowing both learners and teachers to collaborate in various learning contexts and to share learning materials, lea
A Model for Interoperability in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning activities involve combination of complex software tools that often need to interoperate in a wider context of learning. This paper proposes a data model that accommodates requirements of typical collaborative learning situations and facilitates interoperability of tools and interchange of products of collaboration and evaluation data. The model has been tested against various typical tools used for both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration of grou
Educational Tool for Nanophysics Using Multisensory Rendering
The presentation and the evaluation of an educational tool used to teach physical phenomena that take place at a nanometer scale are the central objectives of the work presented in this paper. Through concepts and tools, the real phenomena are connected to the virtual world, which furnish sensorial representations (haptic, visual, auditory) for the student who is experimenting. A computer representation of the nanoscene at the atomic level offers a multisensory tangible artifact of nanoworld ina
Progression in Multiple Representations: Supporting students' learning with multiple representations
Relating multiple representations and translating between them is important to acquire deeper knowledge about a domain. To relate representations, learners have to mentally search for similarities and differences. To translate between representations, learners need to interpret the effects that changes in one representation have on corresponding representations. The question is how presenting representations may improve or hinder the processes of relation and translation. In this study we examin
Kinue Snookes, Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Worcester, recaps the main points learnt during one of her lectures in a slide show with audio commentary
Portrait of Aaron Wolfsohn (or Wolfsohn-Alle), Rabbi of Hildesheim Area (Hannover) 1754-1835.
Shown full-face wearing prayer shawl over rabbinical dress and side locks. Wolfsohn, a writer of the Haskalah, published in Hebrew, Yiddish and German.,Shown full-face wearing prayer shawl over rabbinical dress and side locks. Wolfsohn, a writer of the Haskalah, published in Hebrew, Yiddish and German.
Table of volcano interferograms
Table of potentially active volcanoes in the central Andes with links to interferograms of each.
Simon of Trent / "Judensau".
top: corpse of Simon of Trent.,Bottom: hog, devil and other figures based on a traditional German anti-Semitic image, said to go back to the Middle ages, such as the 15th. cent. design on the bridge at Frankfurt, the "Judensau" (illustrated as the frontpiece of J.Trachtenberg's The Devil and the Jews). Text in German.,top: corpse of Simon of Trent.,Bottom: hog, devil and other figures based on a traditional German anti-Semitic image, said to go back to the Middle ages, such as the 15th. cent. de
Terezin: Work Brigade 1943.
Perspective view of a group of marching men wearing stars of David. Some of them a carrying picks, They are highly individualized.,signed and dated 11.9.43 lower left.,Perspective view of a group of marching men wearing stars of David. Some of them a carrying picks, They are highly individualized.,signed and dated 11.9.43 lower left.,Born in Czechoslovakia. In 1937, his works were designated as "degenerate art" and he was accused of cultural Bolshevism because of the caricatures he had published
Landscape. A view from outside the Wall, pencil tinted with watercolor. Signed lower right and dated 4.8.35,Landscape. A view from outside the Wall, pencil tinted with watercolor. Signed lower right and dated 4.8.35
Rothschild is enthroned on piles of moneybags in the various denominations of European coins, with the crowned heads of state, a priest and the poor kneeling at his feet.,Rothschild is enthroned on piles of moneybags in the various denominations of European coins, with the crowned heads of state, a priest and the poor kneeling at his feet.
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Pittsburgh Politics;Joe Stalin; Franklin Roosevelt; Soviet-German Pact; Soviet Union;McKeesport flyer justifying the Soviet Union's change in policy following the Non-Aggression Pact.
Internet Scout Project
From National Geographic, this WildWorld -- Sights and Sounds website offers visitors an immersion experience in "some of the world's most distinctive ecoregions through audio, video, photos, interviews, conservation tips, and more." The eight ecoregions include the Bering Sea, Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer Forests, Amazon River and Flooded Forest, and Mesoamerican Reef -- just to name a few. Separate ecoregion sites provide a map with links allowing visitors to connect to clear photos
Old Union Wagon (page 4)
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Encylcopedia of Laser Physics and Technology
This is a comprehensive encyclopedia that provides a brief definition or explanation of a keyword term or principle of laser physics and technology. The site is organized so that one can click on an alphabet letter to get a listing of keywords or terms for searching. This site will be useful for novices in the field and anyone who needs a refresher or reminder of terms and definitions. Most useful to upper division undergrads, graduate students and practitioners who need to learn terms to naviga