Group Reflection Tools for Virtual Expert Community - REFLEX Project
The aim of this project is to improve work quality, creativity and performance in various professional communities of knowledge-intensive companies by integrating teamwork and learning in collectively designed information spaces. This project will provide a pedagogical model for building and sharing expert knowledge within physically distributed teams that have a need to collaborate and co-ordinate information. The project will utilize latest information and communication technologies in develop
New e-learning services based on mobile and ubiquitous computing: Ubi-learn project
Ubiquitous and mobile learning concerns building applications in highly dynamic and heterogeneous environments to bring computation into the real, physical world. This paper presents UbiLearn a distributed Learning platform with Nomads Objects and new e-learning services based on.
Hypertext navigation and conflicting goal intentions: Using log files to study distraction and volit
This paper describes a theoretical analysis and experimental investigation of difficulty related distraction by conflicting goal intentions in learning and problem solving with hypertext. Log files are used to capture hypertext navigation in the face of opportunities to implement competing goal intentions. We study how differences in task difficulty influence the volitional protection of the current goal intention. First attempts to integrate volitional processes of action control into cognitive
ICT Competences Acquisition using the Concorde e-Learning Platform
This communication presents some of the final results obtained in the frame of the EC funded Leonardo da Vinci pilot project with the title "Acquisition of Complementary Competencies through Open and Distance Education" (CONCORDE) and it complements other dissemination papers. Mainly, we focus here on the acquisition of the competences in the information and communication technologies using an innovative pedagogical model implemented at the level of the web platform. The targeted competences res
Working in ToonTalk with 4- and 5-year olds
We aim to find ways, tools and/or techniques that allow children in this age span to use programming language concepts to express rules and play with them. ToonTalk, with its visual, animated environment, and program-by-example methodology, seemed a very nice tool to start with. On this paper, we will present our experience using Portuguese ToonTalk with 7 children (5 were 4-year olds, 2 were 5- year olds), in Vila Real (Portugal) kindergartens, from May to June of 2000. The most encouraging res
New Types of Careers in the Knowledge Economy ? Networks and boundaryless jobs as a career strategy
Over the last few decades, many countries have found themselves in a context characterized by the spread of the knowledge-based economy (OECD, 1996; Foray and Lundvall, 1995; Soete, 1996; Storper, 1995). The Knowledge Economy implies a farreaching transformation of the labour market, particularly in terms of job mobility and career development (Christensen, 1989). In this context, careers are increasingly fragmented, and people are more mobile in the labour market, with social networks playing a
Trails of Digital and Non-Digital LOs
This document investigates scenarios where learners navigate (follow trails) through environments containing digital and non-digital learning objects, considers some user requirements of systems designed to support the use of trails and presents a possible classification of different types of trail to form an ontology of trails. Separate sections include investigations of trails in different pedagogical approaches, trails in mobile learning scenarios, trails in computer conferencing and the prov
Between arithmetic and algebra : a space for the spreadsheet ? Contribution to an instrumental appro
In this research work, we have a didactical look on the integration of a computer tool into mathematics teaching: the spreadsheet. We have related research about spreadsheet to an instrumental approach perceived as essential to analyze the questions of technological integration. This approach allowed us to extend to this technology the theoretical framework of instrumentation. These theoretical elements are being used in the analysis of the professional resources and the teaching practices, in o
Earth Science Today
This laboratory exercise, designed for an introductory Earth Science course, examines stratigraphy and plate tectonics while considering predictions as a way to test theories. The laboratory focuses on the reconstruction of Pangaea and evidence for geologic events in rock layers. Users can also link to the course homepage and other activities related to Earth Science Today.
Group Reflection in Action
A group of students talking to each other about their experience of reflecting on their own learning.
Experimental Design Methods - A Review
Experimental design methods are applied in all phases of the design process and by almost every party involved in the design process. In this paper, we aim to give an overview of the background, applications, and technologies involved. A limited simple metric is introduced for assessing the degree of innovation. Future developments are outlined.
computer simulation of structural collapse
This is created by VFIFE (V-5, vector form intrinsic finite element) developed recently at National Central University, Taiwan. V-5 is capable of calculating position changes and body deformation simultaneously. It is based on the mechanics concept of Motion Analysis.
Calera, Alabama Comprehensive Plan
This document is a city plan for Calera, Ala. adopted August 11, 2009. Contents: Introduction -- Strategic concept -- Land use and transportation -- Downtown revitalization -- Implementation -- Appendix.
Gulf Shores, Alabama Land Use Plan
This document is a city plan for Gulf Shores, Ala. adopted by the planning commission on January 22, 2008 and the city council on February 11, 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Gulf Shores Town Meeting 2007 -- Gulf Shores Strategic Development Concept -- Major development components -- Green infrastructure -- Gateways, activity centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- Use of land -- Major development themes -- Land use types and characteristics -- Conclusion.
University of Alabama Campus Master Plan
This document is a campus plan for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama drafted in May of 2007. Contents: Introduction -- Master plan -- Plan elements -- Implementation.
Northport Land Use Plan, Northport, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Northport, Ala. adopted October 9, 2007. Contents: Introduction -- Northport town meeting -- Citywide development concept -- Green infrastructure -- Gateways, centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- The use of land -- Traffic and roadways -- Greenways and parks -- Growth and development regulation -- Annexation -- Specific plans and planning -- Coordinating plans and capital budgets -- Conclusion.
Cahaba Heights Community Plan, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Cahaba Heights in Vestavia Hills, Ala. adopted November 13, 2008 and approved December 15, 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Analysis and evaluation -- Strategic concept -- Gateways and image corridors -- Land use and transportation -- Commericial centers and business development -- Neighborhoods -- Community facilities and recreation -- Recommendations and implementation.
Alberta Community Specific Plan, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
This document is a city plan for the Greater Alberta Community in Tuscaloosa, Ala. adopted on February 19, 2007. Title on PDF: Specific Plan, The Greater Alberta Community, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Contents: Introduction -- Greater Alberta Community [description] -- Analysis and evaulation -- Major development components -- Green infrastructure -- Development focus areas --Use and development of land -- Strategies for implementing the plan -- Conclusion.
Forest Lake Neighborhood Specific Plan, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
This document is a city plan for the Forest Lake Neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala. drafted in 2003. Contents: Introduction -- The Forest Lake Neighborhood -- Analysis and evaluation: neighborhood workshop -- Strategic concept for the neighborhood -- Plan implementation.
Town of Trinity Comprehensive Plan, Trinity, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Trinity, Ala. prepared between July, 2001 and January, 2002.