Asynchronous Discussion in Support of Medical Education
Although the potential of asynchronous discussion to support learning is widely recognized, student engagement remains problematic. Often, for example, students simply refuse to participate. Consequently the rich promise of asynchronous learning networks for supporting students' learning can prove hard to achieve. After reviewing strategies for encouraging student participation in discussions in Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN), we present a study that investigates how these strategies influ
Socio-cultural Perspectives on Object-oriented Learning
One of the central objectives of project COOL is to explore critical aspects associated with learning (and teaching) object-oriented concepts. This objective will be pursued by bringing forth the heritage of Kristen Nygaard and the Norwegian approach to object-orientation. The project will develop learning material based on this work and intends to make the material available to the object-oriented community in the form of reusable learning objects. This paper explores how social-cultural theori
Framework for integrated learning
In this paper we outline the instructional approach of scripting CSCL. Scripts are didactic scenarios that structure collaborative learning activities in a number of phases. The scripts may define for each phase what task the students have to perform, the composition of the group, the way the task is distributed, the mode of interaction, and the timing of the phase. CSCL scripts can be further differentiated with regard to the design dimensions granularity, degree of coercion, locus of control,
Total recall: will Toyota's longer term growth suffer?
Mechanics and engineering are Toyota's traditional strengths but now it finds itself in the eye of a storm. Toyota President Akio Toyoda has apologised for the recall of millions of cars across the world. Dr George Olcott says management can learn and move on into a new future if they identify and address the issues effectively now.
Who will be winners in the global economy?
Nov. 13 - Jeffrey Joerres Winners Labor MarketNov. 13 - CEO and Chairman of ManpowerGroup, Jeffrey Joerres, tells Chrystia Freeland who will win and lose in the global economy.
Mid Term lecture
This book, designed for a two-semester general physics course for science and engineering students, presents a logical and unified approach emphasizing the conservation laws, the concepts of fields and waves, and the atomic view of matter. The special theory of relativity, in its more basic aspects, is used throughout the text as one of the guiding principles that must be met by any physical theory
Le nuove tecnologie per la sperimentazione nella scuola
Il problema cruciale del rapporto tra scuola e le nuove tecnologie. Utilizzo del computer e sperimentazione.,The critical problem of the relation school - new tecnnologies. Utilization of personal computer and experimentations.,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Spiegare,Illustrare,Alta formazione universitaria (secondo e terzo livello),Educazione,Formazione degli insegnanti e scienze della formazione,Didatti
Build and test a paper bridge
Make a bridge out of a folded piece of paper and two blocks. Test your structure by stacking coins (and other things) on it. How much weight can your bridge support before it crashes? This resource is appropriate for all users, particularly for girls and women, because it uses STEM to solve real-world problems. Copyright 2005 EDC
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Using this online activity, students explore the meaning of probability using the pigeonhole principle. The initial question asks students to determine the probability that someone who is not paying attention to what she is doing can put checks into the correct envelopes. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The solution hint suggests experimenting with the possible outcomes with checks a, b,
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this activity, students use hits and at-bat data to determine which of two baseball players has a better batting average. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The activity contains a solution hint, a complete explanation of the answer that reveals the surprising answer, and additional problems related to finding averages. Information about baseball averages and fractions is included. Copyr
Romeo and Juliet, Part 1 of 3
An animated cartoon adaptation of the great classic play by William Shakespeare. Animation brings these stories to younger students. Part 1 of 3 (10:11)
Knowledge in Action, Save the World
Materials showing how MIT faculty and students are working around the world to develop sustainable solutions to challenging problems. Courses include: D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination Design for Demining Information and Communication Technology in Africa Media Education and the Marketplace Solving Complex Problems Technology in a Dangerous World
The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
This project is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the classic Gingerbread Man theme including stories from around the world. See the Google Map to see where the stories are located. As you read these stories, children will learn about the cultures of different countries.
Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama
This is a color photograph of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) In addition to salt water bathing in the blue waters of Mobile Bay "right in its front yard," Grand Hotel also maintains a large fresh water pool with under-water lighting. The hotel's 18-hole golf course, only a few hundred yards away, is one of the South's best.
Where is your favourite place?
The English National Curriculum subject Citizenship: Unit 05 Living in a Diverse World, Section 2. What are different places like? To encourage the children to think about how other people live their lives and complete a series of tasks. Through a range of activities, they explore sameness, difference and diversity. Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2,
Jasmine Hill, Montgomery, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of Jasmine Hill, located near Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Exact copy of what remains of the oldest Greek Temple to Hera, situated at Olympia.
Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma Hall, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of Gay Street in Auburn, Ala., showing the Auburn United Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma Hall in 1924. This is a small postcard cut from a larger postcard.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Department Analgesic Prescription
Objectives. We examined racial and ethnic disparities in analgesic prescription among a national sample of emergency department patients. Methods. We analyzed Black, Latino, and White patients in the 1997–1999 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys to compare prescription of any analgesics and opioid analgesics by race/ethnicity. Results. For any analgesic, no association was found between race and prescription; opioids, however, were less likely to be prescribed to Blacks than to
Topics in Pre-Modern Chinese History
A goal of this book and the course as a whole is to encourage broad, integrative thinking about history and human affairs. Readers are encouraged to compare Chinese history with the histories of other parts of the world and with contemporary problems and issues. Readers are also encouraged to think about the process of history making (i.e., writing) itself.