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The Virtual Philosopher: Designing Socratic Method Learning Objects for Online Philosophy Courses
This case study describes the Virtual Philosopher, a series of digital learning objects which were created as a Socratic method activity for online ethics courses. Each Virtual Philosopher is a scenario-based, active learning exercise designed to foster students' reflective analysis and application of previously introduced course concepts. The pedagogical aims of these learner-centered objects are increased student metacognition, development of students' logical abilities, and formative self-as
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Beyond critical mass: a case study investigating the use of WebCT for course delivery by faculty in
This case study investigates the use of WebCT for course delivery by faculty in a campus based UK university. Whilst numerous studies have been carried out which explore the use of online learning technology using indicators of critical mass of adoption, minimal research exists which analyses the use of content management systems (CMS) such as WebCT for course delivery by faculty examining both pace and level of use. The research findings highlight that using traditional models of critical mas
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Blackboard Management and Professional Development Strategies to Augment Teaching and Learning
In committing to provide a learning management system (LMS) that integrates supplementary uses for campus constituents, a university must analyze the opportunities and challenges associated with technology advancements. In addition to the primary uses of a learning management system, university administrators, faculty and staff have incorporated a diverse array of applications for Blackboard©. This paper introduces the innovative uses of an LMS among the campus community. The LMS resources
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Classroom Management in the Online Environment
This paper explores the role of classroom management in the online learning environment of a community college history course. It is posed that despite the unique nature of the online learning environment, many of the same features that are essential to the success of a traditional classroom management plan also apply in the online classroom. However, the instructor must be aware of potential stumbling blocks such as complacency of rules, the needs of non-traditional students, and feelings of
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Jonathan Roberts, Map Maker: "A Game of Thrones"
"A Game of Thrones" fan? Do you know your Westros from your Assahi? Just how far is it from Craster's Keep to Castle Black? If you can picture any of this you are fan of George R.R. Martin AND Jonathan Roberts from http://www.fantasticmaps.com/. Jonathan Roberts grew up in a old farmhouse between a ruined castle and a Bronze Age fort, so lands of the imagination were never far away. These days Roberts illustrates maps of real and imaginary worlds for a wide range of clients, from brides loo
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 2D shapes
Images of 2D shapes with formula for calculating area square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, pythagorean theorem, circle, circular sector, circular ring
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California State University - Biotechnology
This website is a teaching commons resulting from a partnership between MERLOT and the author of the site.  Other MERLOT partner communities can be found here:  http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities'The life sciences industry is fueled by exciting, cutting-edge science and technology.However the task of translating new technologies and discoveries into cures, therapies, diagnostics, and medical devices is not straightforward. The realities of customer, process and p
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MRI Safety in Patients with Implanted CV Devices – Sanjoy Sanyal
Dr Sanjoy Sanyal (then Associate Professor and Consultant Surgeon in Seychelles) presented this article in a Seychelles medical college on 29 February 2008 Latest MRI safety recommendations in patients with implanted cardiovascular devices are presented herein. Implanted Cardiovascular Devices pose significant health risks when patients are concurrently subjected to MRI, because of the strong Magnetic Fields involved in MRI. This article adresses some of these issues and mentions
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Culturally Targeted Online Course Redesigns for English Composition and Research Writing: A Case Stu
The Enduring Legacies Reservation-Based Project, now in its third year, supports Native American college students of a number of Pacific Northwest tribes. This paper addresses the pedagogical and e-learning strategies applied to the culturally sensitive curricular redesigns for English Composition 1 and 2 (which involve essay writing and research writing respectively). These are foundational and required courses for a number of degree programs and certificates. The curricular redesigns for bot
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Integrated, Multidisciplinary and Technology-Enhanced Science Education: The Next Frontier
Contemporary science education at all levels presents several critical pedagogical and social challenges to educators and learners alike. Among these challenges are the widening Intergenerational Information Technology (IIT) divide and the need for a comprehensive and balanced multidisciplinary training. In the past few years, it has become clear that one significant hurdle impedes the efforts to integrate information technology in the classroom – the Intergenerational IT divide. The IIT gap r
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An Investigation into the Perceptions of First-time Online Undergraduate Learners on Orientation Eve
Orientation programs have been used for years in face-to-face universities and colleges to help prepare new students adjust to their new college community by providing key information about school resources and providing an opportunity socially interact with other students. These orientation efforts have been a vital component in increasing a students' likelihood of persisting in their program of study (i.e. not dropping out). Distance Education institutions (often with online course offerings)
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Introducing Social Software to K-12 Teachers in a Research Setting
Twelve K-12 teachers who were enrolled in a graduate qualitative research course were introduced to collaborative software to use as part of work on group research projects. Data were gathered from one-on-one interviews, technology use surveys, and instructor reflections. Three themes appeared: a) the importance of developing learning communities when using these tools; b) overcoming inertia needed to gets students to learn new software; and c) the conflict of technology use with instructional
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Achievement and Satisfaction in an Online versus a Traditional Health and Wellness Course
Online education has become a rapidly developing educational alternative. Many universities deliver online courses across a variety of disciplines. However, few studies have evaluated the efficiency of online health and wellness courses. The purpose of this study was to examine achievement and satisfaction in students who participated in an online or a traditional lecture-based health and wellness class. Eighteen subjects in an online health and wellness class and nineteen subjects in a trad
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Clashes erupt during West Bank protest
Palestinians clash with the Israeli army during a protest against the Israeli air offensive on the Gaza Strip. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over
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Convocation Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
McMaster University convocation ceremony for Faculty of Engineering
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Convocation Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
McMaster University convocation ceremony for Faculty of Humanities and Arts & Science
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Convocation Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
McMaster University convocation ceremony for Faculty of Humanities and Arts & Science
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MSU intern spotlight: Rebecca Kost
Food industry management junior Rebecca Kost began drinking coffee at the age of three out of a sippy cup. The cup may have changed over the years, but her love of coffee didn't. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/intern-spotlight-rebecca-kost/
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AP Mobile App for iOS
'AP Mobile is the most comprehensive, accurate, and content-rich mobile app for local and global news.AP Mobile offers the world's news at your fingertips. Personalize your news to meet your needs. Select stories from your trusted local newspapers and broadcasters and combine it with the best of AP's videos, photos, national, and international coverage. AP Mobile is the award-winning app from The Associated Press, the definitive news source relied upon by thousands of newspapers, broadcaste
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Circa News App for iOS
'Save time. Stay informed. Circa is the best way to read and follow news on the go.Long news articles and small screens just don't play well together. Circa solves that problem by condensing the news and making it much easier to read while on-the-go. Tediously reading long articles just to stay up to date is a thing of the past with Circa’s factual and comprehensive, but to-the-point news coverage. Don't work to get the news, let the news work for you! Our editors strive to make the n
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