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Turtles, fairy tales and pen-friends - Enhancing socialisation, self-reliance and creativity in an I
The following is the story of a journey undertaken in the first months of 1997 in a small primary school in the village of Panico, 20 kilometres south of Bologna, in Italy. It is a very modern story, with a beginning, and with an open end. The story stops when the traveller has to abandon her journey, so that she can tell others the story of her journey. Actually, the story is not even a story, but an impressionistic journal seeking to capture the everchanging movements of a complex universe. It
Author(s): Magli Rossella

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Designing to facilitate learning through networked technologies: factors influencing the implementat
Recent advances in computers and telecommunications have allowed networked learning to play a significant role to play across the complete spectrum of higher education teaching. One of the most significant UK government initiatives to date has been the development the Information Environment (IE) originally called as the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER), which is aiming to create a managed environment for accessing quality assured information resources on the Internet (IE, 2004).
Author(s): Zenios Maria,Jones Chris,Goodyear Peter,Asensio Mi

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Teaching Expertise is at The Core of ITS Research
To design efficient, flexible and user-adaptable learning environments, we need to embed a great deal of knowledge into them. This paper emphasises the teacher's knowledge, which encompasses all the expertise of the teacher or of the trainer. Thus it is broader than that which is usually called tutoring knowledge. We start with a description of several facets of teaching expertise and of various implementations that have been described in the ITS literature. Then we describe in more detail some
Author(s): Grandbastien Monique

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Learning Object-Oriented Programming
Loud discussions concerning various ways of teaching object-orientation have taken place without much empirical evidence for any position. This paper reports qualitative observations of learning of object-ori-ented programming in an introductory course. The students were found to cope reasonably well with the object-oriented concepts, and they had learnt procedural programming first. However, they modeled the real world domain to be represented in the program by imagination and through coding. T
Author(s): Berge Ola,Borge Richard Edvin,Fjuk Annita,Kaasbøl

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Exploiting distance technology to foster experimental design as a neglected learning objective in la
This article deals with the design process of a remote laboratory for labwork in chemistry. In particular, it focuses on the mutual dependency of theoretical conjectures about learning in the experimental sciences and technological opportunities in creating learning environments. The design process involves a detailed analysis of the expert task and knowledge, e.g., spectrophotometry as a method for the determination of the concentration of a compound in a solution. In so doing, modifications in
Author(s): d'Ham Cedric,de Vries Erica,Girault Isabelle,Marzi

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Usage Analysis Driven by Models in a Pedagogical Context
In the context of distance learning and teaching, the re-engineering process needs a feedback on the learners' usage of the learning system. The feedback is given by interviews, questionnaires, but in the majority of systems, it is given by log files. We consider that it is important to interpret tracks in order to compare the designer's intentions with the learners' activities during a session. In this paper, we present the usage tracking language – UTL. This language was designed to be gener
Author(s): Iksal Sébastien,Choquet Christophe

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What makes a successful General Manager?
Exploring the importance of careers support, we follow students at the General Managers Speakers Panel. Designed for students and alumni with 8-25 years' experience, expert managers offered real insight into the realities of General Management.
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What have the Romans ever done for us? - Global Europe from a Dutch perspective
Frans Timmermans will address issues of the changing political economy and the role the European Union can play in facing the challenges of today. The soft power of the EU is no longer limited to stabilisation and transformation of societies alone. Europe sets the standard in many fields. Yet, as Frans Timmermans will argue, pursuing the vision of Europe as a model power imposes a growing need for the Union's member states to start thinking and behaving in political terms. Less as a collection o
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Writing for the web
A general introduction to writing content for the World Wide Web.
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La peinture animée depuis Emile Reynaud

En 1880 avec son Praxinoscope à projection, Emile Reynaud parvient à coupler la synthèse graphique du mouvement avec la lanterne magique, créant une nouvelle technique de peinture animée lumineuse, distincte des formes antérieures de projection et qui précède le cinéma photographique. Inventeur et artiste accompli, il crée ensuite le jeu expressif des personnages peints et animés dans ses Pantomimes Lumineuses, puis la Photo Peinture animée. De toutes ces inventions on peut retro
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The mechanisms of boiling (video)

Boiling is an effective way to remove heat. It is used as cooling medium in many industrial power such as power plants. The mechanisms governing the different regimes occurring during the boiling of a liquid usually are complex and often intertwined. It is important to know them and identify them in the laboratory. In particular, the detailed understanding of the boiling crisis, well known and feared for the damage that can result in practice is of primary importance. (For the boiling of a s
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Adjunct Professor Steven Lewis presents: Value for money in health care
Adjunct Professor Steven Lewis gives this public lecture entitled 'Value for money in health care: Why it's so hard to achieve and what to do about it' at The Australian National University on 11 November 2010. There is abundant evidence that in conventional economic terms, health care in prosperous nations delivers very little additional benefit at the margins of spending. This presentation explores the reasons why diminishing marginal returns are the norm in health care. It examines how scie
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3.6 Features of speech: dysfluency

Another of the differences between conversation and writing is sometimes referred to as dysfluency. This is the use of hesitators (sounds such as erm, urn), pauses and repetitions which reflect the difficulty of mental planning at speed. We can see all three of these dysfluencies in the next example.

That's a very good – er very good precaution to take, yes.

(Biber et al., 1999, p. 1053)
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Return of the Mummy
After years in storage at the University of Toronto, a mummy from the ROM's Egyptian collection returns to the Museum. Gayle Gibson, ROM Educator and Egyptologist, introduces us to this young mummy and describes what we can learn about her life.
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Lesson Plan: Surveying Data and Creating a Graph

This is a single les
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Show your Students How Google Works

This tool is a bit like when you grab a glass of milk from the fridge and one of your kids asks where does milk come from?  And you then realise that we often overlook the process behind some of the most commo
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2.1 Case study: Redcar & Cleveland Mind
Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approach of a manager of a voluntary sector mental health service.
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Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approach of a manager of a voluntary sector mental health service.
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Lecture 16 - 11/17/2010
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