A Model for European e-Competence Framework
Development in a University Environment
The paper describes a model of implementation of the European e-Competence Framework in Sofia University by using the methodology and tools developed in the frames of the EC Sixth Framework European Integrated Project Ten- Competence. The work is a follow up activity of an internal university project for implementation a curricula in computing based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations.
Technical specifications of collaboration support tools as web services
This document presents the technical specifications of the services that will be published by two tools developed in the context of the PALETTE project, namely CoPe_it! and e-Logbook (Collaboration services). It describes in detail all published functions along two dimensions: the functional and the technical one. For each service the Community of Practice needs are also discussed. With respect to technical aspects, the W3C Web Services standard has been adopted as the proposed technology to pub
To understand how fossils are formed, students model the process of fossilization by making fossils using small toy figures and melted chocolate. They extend their knowledge to the many ways that engineers aid in the study of fossils, including the development of tools and technologies for determining the physical and chemical properties of fossilized organisms, and how those properties tell a story of our changing world.
Internet Scout Project
Developed by the University of Southern Maine for college level chemistry students, this website offers instructive modules dealing with topics related to thin layer chromatography. Using Macromedia Shockwave, these interactive modules incorporate questions within the informative materials to advance users in their problem solving abilities. Topics covered at the website include RF Factor, hydrogen binding, visualization, and stationary phase. With the extensive use of diagrams and figures and t
Internet Scout Project
Another good resource from AccessExcellence.org is the Activities Exchange Classic Collection Web site. The page presents links that focus on a single person or event by putting it into historical context and relating it to current science. Each contains a set of references, classroom activities, graphics, background information, and more. Some of the titles of the activities include The Discovery Of Radioactivity: The Dawn of the Nuclear Age; Radioactivity: Historical Figures; How We See: The F
Event-Driven Interoperability Framework For Interoperation In E-Learning Information Systems - Monit
Enormous efforts are put in both directions of the area of e-learning technologies- information and learning aspects. On one hand, there are new challenges in learning technologies, which tends to be in focus of research of the community of practise. On the other hand, there are learning specifications developments, which are technology oriented. And last, but not least new exciting technologies appear on the web. In order to achieve the primary goal in technology-enhanced learning - better lear
An Advisory QoS Service for GRID Based Learning Environments
This paper argues that the assumption of end-to-end QoS provision for use in Grid based applications is unsafe. We present an architecture which provides an adaptive QoS service for GRID applications which are prepared to adapt rather than assume the best and then suffer the worst. This is particularly relevant to Internet based GRIDs. An example application from the field of collaborative learning environments is given, featuring adaptive QoS for Real Time Protocol (RTP) based audio and visual
Students drop water from different heights to demonstrate the conversion of water’s potential energy to kinetic energy. They see how varying the height from which water is dropped affects the splash size. They follow good experiment protocol, take measurements, calculate averages and graph results. In seeing how falling water can be used to do work, they also learn how this energy transformation figures into the engineering design and construction of hydroelectric power plants, dams and reserv
Earth Systems and the Environment
These image-rich lecture notes from the Department of Geology at Bryn Mawr College are from Geology course Earth Systems and the Environment approaching the topic as an interdisciplinary study of linked Earth systems. The lecture notes offer information regarding topics such as climate change and how paleoclimate (past climate) is inferred using proxies. The notes, in slide form, discuss what affects climate and how climate has changed through time. The notes feature colorful photos, figures, a
The Tycoon and the Tough: towards a comparative anthropology of urban marginality
Anthropologists often use key figures, such as the street tough, the child witch, and the flaneur, as a means to elucidate, personify, and critique underlying dynamics of social and cultural transformation. It is a method that is widely used, but seldom scrutinised. In this lecture Joshua Barker uses examples from his research in the slums of Bandung, Indonesia, to argue that this method can make a powerful contribution to a comparative anthropology of urban marginality.
Progressive state reformers v ideological state retrenchers: framing the electoral choice between La
With less than a year to go before the next general election there is an urgent need for progressive policy debate and discussion in the Labour party to show it has the ideas necessary to meet the social, economic and political challenges of the next decade. Peter Mandelson, one of the government's key figures, will launch Progress's autumn lecture series by setting out how he sees the political divide between the main parties. Lord Mandelson is First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for B
Stratigraphic Framework of Lower and Upper Cretaceous Rocks in Central and Eastern Montana
This USGS report focuses on Cretaceous rocks in Montana with respect to natural gas and coalbed methane. The study includes the stratigraphy from the top of the Mowry Shale to the base of the Judith River Formation. The project integrates geologic, structural, hydrologic and engineering studies with known and new geochemical data on the gas and co-produced water. The report also facilitates an understanding of the controls on the spatial distribution of potential gas accumulations. Figures, tabl
Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
12 Ways to Learn Vocabulary With The New York Times We have been studying vocabulary in the last week and I found this great article from Katherine Schulten ant the NY Times. Author(s):
We have been studying vocabulary in the last week and I found this great article from Katherine Schulten ant the NY Times.
L’ARTE AMBIENTALE DALLA RICOSTRUZIONE FUTURISTA DELL’UNIVERSO ALLE INSTALLAZIONI ESPOSITIVE CONT
L’ARTE AMBIENTALE DALLA RICOSTRUZIONE FUTURISTA DELL’UNIVERSO ALLE INSTALLAZIONI ESPOSITIVE CONTEMPORANEE,Istituzione universitaria di primo livello (ciclo I) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Progettare,Illustrare,Padroneggiare,Alta formazione universitaria (secondo e terzo livello),Ente ministeriale a supporto dell'innovazione e della valutazione del sistema educativo/formativo,Storia dell'arte,Misto (blended),Interazione con il contenuto,Guidato,Lesson plan (Piano per u
TALAT Lecture 2711: Appendix
This lecture presents design of the main structural parts of an aluminium alloy helicopter deck. Contains figures and tables.
TALAT Lecture 2406: Annex 2
Fatigue and Fracture in Aluminium Structures. Proposal for a National Application Document (Updated from the TAS project). Contains tables and figures.
Smart Architecture: Integration of Digital and Building Technologies
Recent developments in digital technologies and smart materials have created new opportunities and are suggesting significant changes in the way we design and build architecture. Traditionally, however, there has always been a gap between the new technologies and their applications into other areas. Even though, most technological innovations hold the promise to transform the building industry and the architecture within, and although, there have been some limited attempts in this area recently;