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Exploratory Test of an Automated Knowledge Elicitation and Organization Tool
his paper combines the contents of two papers that were presented at the ITS 98 conference one focusing on knowledge representation (Shute, 1998) and the other describing a knowledge elicitation tool (Shute, Torreano, & Willis, 1998). There are three main purposes of this paper. First, as a means to stress instructional and assessment implications of different knowledge types, we will briefly overview knowledge representations. Second, we describe a novel cognitive tool designed to aid in knowle
Author(s): Shute Valerie J.,Torreano Lisa A.,Willis Ross E.

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Stagecast Creator™ and Webct™: An integrated use of computer programming and a virtual learning en
This paper reports on an effort to use Stagecast Creator™ as a means for developing modelling skills among undergraduate students taking an introductory course in science that took place in a virtual learning environment (WebCT™). An inquiry-based curriculum was implemented, which guided students working in small groups to collect and study moon observations and construct a series of successive models of the moon phases using Stagecast Creator™. Students’ reflective journals and reports of s
Author(s): Nicolaou Christiana Th.,Constantinou Constantinos

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The free access portion of the Atlapedia Online site, Countries A to Z, provides an attractive political and physical map of each country of the world, including basic information such as its capital, system of government, population, geography, climate, religions, languages, currency, modern history, trading partners, exports, military, and more. Giving students of any age access to interesting and fun facts, the database can be searched easily or browsed by the first letter of each country. Al
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From PBS-American Field Guide, this website offers seventh- through ninth-grade teachers a downloadable unit comprised of four activities exploring the ocean's intertidal zone. The unit encourages students to consider the lives of marine organisms in this dynamic oceanic zone. The brief activities include links to video segments about several different tide pools, and a beach habitat as well. The longest activity requires 45 minutes, while the rest can be done in 30 minutes or less. The concise
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Gridifying IBM's Generic Log Adapter to Speed-Up the Processing of Log Data
Problem determination in today's computing environments consumes between 30 and 70% of an organization’s IT resources and represents from one third to one half of their total cost of ownership. The first step to cutting down costs in this area and to enable autonomic computing systems is to have all parts of the system report status in a common log data format and semantics in order to be able to exploit the status information of the system as a whole. The Generic Log Adapter (GLA) is a generic
Author(s): Paniagua Claudi,Xhafa Fatos,Daradoumis Thanasis

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Normalising Geometrical Constructions: A Context for the Generation of Meanings for Ratio and Propor
This paper describes aspects of 13 year-olds’ activity in mathematics as emerged during the implementation of proportional geometric tasks in the classroom. Pupils were working in pairs using a piece of software specially designed for multiple representation (symbolic and graphical) of the variation in parametric procedures with dynamic manipulation of variable. In this paper we discuss children’s use of normalising, an activity in which children ‘correct’ the geometrical figures while devel
Author(s): Psycharis Giorgos,Kynigos Chronis

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Improving database design teaching in secondary education: action research implementation for docume
Database design and use has educational interest for utilitarian and learning reasons. Database technology has significant economic impact and the demand for database design can not be covered by the existent educated experts. Furthermore the database management systems available at schools could be used for the design and implementation of high quality learning activities. Databases are general purpose modeling environments that enable problem solving using conceptual frameworks closer to the s
Author(s): Fessakis George,Dimitracopoulou Angelique,Komis Va

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Scripting argumentation in technology enhanced learning: a proposed system architecture
Argumentative knowledge construction is an important component of critical thinking. Learners who collaboratively argue about a subject can potentially develop domain knowledge and have the opportunity to use evidence critically in order to make sense of the subject under consideration. Moreover learners have to take into account claims and evidence of each other during argumentation and in this way they develop mental models for argument construction and sequence. However, research indicates th
Author(s): Bouyias Yannis,Demetriadis Stavros,Tsoukalas Ioann

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Training programme for geography teachers
This paper contains a description of a Geography teacher-training program for in-service education. The program is a variant for incorporating the methodology of the Minerva- project “Innovative Didactics via Web-based Learning” (further abbreviated as IDWBL) so that the Geography teachers at work can be adequately prepared for integrating ICT in geography education at secondary schools via web-based education. The theme may seem at first glance as a variation of a known subject… But for the
Author(s): Angelova-Gancheva Daniela

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Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit organization founded by the grassroots Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposure and human health, tracks a broad range of relevant information on this well-designed and useful website. The In the News section of the homepage lists breaking news stories from the world press about environmental health and is updated daily. The New Science area offers paragra
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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
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The University of Michigan's educational site called Windows to the Universe (last mentioned in the January 6, 1999 Scout Report for Science and Engineering) has added many new lessons to their content. Highlights of these include two activities centered around magnetism. Clicking on the links to the Student Activity Sheet and reading the Notes to the Teacher are essential for getting the most out of the activities. To undertake the magnetism lessons, first follow the instructions to make the ho
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Do two heads search better than one? Effects of student collaboration on Web search behavior and sea
This study compared Pairs of students with Single students in Web search tasks. The underlying hypothesis was that peer-to-peer collaboration encourages students to articulate their thoughts, which in turn has a facilitative effect on the regulation of the search process as well as search outcomes. Both hypotheses were supported by the results. Pairs located the target information more often and in less time than Singles did. Pairs also employed a richer repertoire of search strategies and were
Author(s): Lazonder Ard

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The University of Michigan's educational site called Windows to the Universe (last mentioned in the January 6, 1999 Scout Report for Science and Engineering) has added many new lessons to their content. Highlights of these include two activities centered around magnetism and cloud formation. Clicking on the links to the Student Activity Sheet and reading the Notes to the Teacher are essential for getting the most out of the activities. To undertake the magnetism lessons, first follow the instruc
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Améliorer un dispositif pédagogique par l'intégration de nouveaux canaux de communication
L’analyse des résultats de l’expérimentation d’un dispositif pédagogique instrumenté par les TIC pour un apprentissage de savoir faire par projets a mis en évidence des ruptures dans la communication. Ces ruptures sont liées à la difficulté d’accès à Internet dans certaines situations (alternance…). Face à ce constat, nous avons décidé d’introduire un nouveau canal de communication, a priori disponible en masse chez les étudiants : le téléphone mobile. Cette publication pr
Author(s): Leclet Dominique,Leprêtre Eric,Peter Yvan,Quenu-J

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Conception d'une ingénierie didactique pour l'introduction d'éléments d'algorithmique et de progr
Il y a entre les mathématiques et l'informatique une solidarité fondamentale qui repose sur l'histoire et sur les pratiques actuelles de ces disciplines. Une preuve en est le recours constant aux algorithmes dans les résolutions de problèmes mathématiques fondamentaux et l'existence de l'algorithmique comme domaine constitutif de l'informatique aux côtés d'autres, la théorie des langages, la théorie des automates, etc. Nous présentons[1] ici partiellement les premiers résultats d'un
Author(s): Birebent Alain,Nguyen Chi Thanh

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Intermédiations Multicanales et Multimodales pour l'E-Formation : l'Architecture du Projet Ubi-Lear
Le projet Ubi-Learn est un projet d'infrastructure ouverte et flexible pour l'intermédiation entre les apprenants en e-Formation, dans le cadre de leurs contextes locaux d'interaction, et des services supports au processus d'apprentissage. Cette intermédiation est complexe car il y a une infinité de contextes, liés notamment à la grande variété aujourd'hui des plates-formes utilisateurs, du PC au téléphone mobile enrichi, en passant par des assistants personnels avec communications sans
Author(s): Derycke Alain,Chevrin Vincent,Rouillard Jose

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Formation sur des réseaux professionnels : Listes de diffusion pour enseignants du premier degré
Les listes de diffusion pédagogiques permettent aux enseignants de mutualiser des ressources, de coopérer, de rompre leur isolement. Nous sommes allés à la rencontre de 25 instituteurs ou professeurs des écoles afin d'examiner si, et le cas échéant dans quelle mesure, l'adhésion et la participation à des listes de diffusion pour enseignants du premier degré concourent à leur formation professionnelle continue. Avec l'enquête par entretien semi directif, méthodologie qualitative à
Author(s): Turban Jean-Marc

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Concord.org Five Lessons: A Taste of the Future, Today
This issue of @Concord features five ready-to-use “Lessons” that illustrate how interactive models and tools can fit into real classrooms today. Each of these lessons addresses important content that can be found in all the standards and frameworks, and does it by giving students tools with which to explore and interact. The lessons illustrate how sophisticated math and science content can be taught earlier and how generative the resulting understanding can be.
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Foundations and opportunities for an interdisciplinary science of learning
In this chapter, we argue that the learning sciences are poised for a "decade of synergy." We focus on several key traditions of theory and research with the potential for mutually influencing one another in ways that can transform how we think about the science of learning, as well as how future educators and scientists are trained.
Author(s): Bransford John,Barron Brigid,Pea Roy D.,Meltzoff A

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