Programming as mathematical narrative
This paper describes a narrative-oriented approach to the design and analysis of a computational system and a set of activities for mathematical learning. Our central contention is that programming can offer a key to resolving the tension between the different representational structures of narrative and mathematical formalism. In the course of describing our approach, we make a distinction between the epistemic-cognitive elements of narrative and the social, cultural and affective elements. We
Towards a product for teaching formal algebra
This paper describes a research work whose objective is to help students to learn algebra with a computer. Firstly, we summarise the theoretical foundations and we describe a prototype devoted to the factoring problem. With this prototype, the student solves problems without making the calculations. The student can also observe the system solving a problem and providing explanations. Secondly, we summarise several experiments we carried out with students and we describe the results we got. Last,
Theory and the practices of learning technology.
This paper examines the link between theory and practice in relation to learning technology. It will do this in the context of a move from working with early adopters to learning technologists engaging with the majority of academic staff (Browne, 2003). This move takes place at the same time that academic staff in tertiary education are being encouraged to engage formally with learning and teaching in a way that is sharply different from previous University practices. Learning technologists curr
Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
Understanding Leisure Consumption 6
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This is the sixth in a suite or family of digital learning objects. It concludes a discussion about the evaluation of cultural texts and points the way towards a series of criteria that may be adopted or used for evaluation. References and Further Reading Adorno, T.(1991) The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture. London: Routledge ( see also reading guide) Arnold, M. (1970) Selected Prose London:Penguin Austen-Smith, D.(1994
Save a frog and dissect it on the iPad instead with this brilliant science app Frog Dissection is an educational iPad app from Punflay, This PeTA-award-winning app is like a detailed instructional guide for the iPad that simulates the frog dissection procedure minus the mess and smell. The app has been conceptualized and
Frog Dissection is an educational iPad app from Punflay, This PeTA-award-winning app is like a detailed instructional guide for the iPad that simulates the frog dissection procedure minus the mess and smell. The app has been conceptualized and
Researching Descriptive Models of Design
This special double issue is a result of the international symposium and workshop on ?Descriptive Models of Design? wich was held during July 1-5, 1996, at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. The primary goal of the symposium was to promote greater understanding and to develop recommendations for funding policy and practices in the area of descriptive models of design.
"Remembrance" Poem by Emily Bronte
This is a virtual movie of a photograph Emily Brontë's head "recitinging" her sad and beautiful poem, "Remembrance!" (2:19)
Projectes en xarxa. Mirades pedagògiques. Mirada Pedagògica de les famílies. Projecte Sàlix i el
Durada: 2 min. Vídeo. Departament d'Ensenyament (Generalitat de Catalunya).
Aquest vídeo mostra la mirada d'una mare d'un alumne de P4 de l'Escola Riu d'Or de Santpedor que va participar en el projecte 'Sàlix i els sentits' de la Xarxa Lacenet.
The Virtual Rocky Shore
The Virtual Rocky Shore (VRS) is an interactive computer simulation allowing the design of manipulative experiments as would be conducted on a real rocky shore. The companion website explains experimental design from the basics, through to conducting an experiment using the simulation. Further guidance on the statistical analysis (using SPSS and R) is given, along with how to write up the experiment as if it was a real scientific paper. The full website is provided here, with an external link t
Math in Society
Math in Society is a free, open textbook. This book is a survey of mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered. Emphasis is placed on the applicability of the mathematics. Core material for each topic is covered in the main text, with additional depth available through exploration exercises appropriat
Pick and process goods
In this resource you will learn how to pick, process and dispatch an order in a virtual warehouse.
In this resource you can find out how to receive, unpack and store goods in a virtual warehouse.
Using an iPhone App as an Ice Breaker I have downloaded various warm-up and ice-breaker activities. This footage shows my students using the application 'Ice Breakers Favourites Edition' at the beginning of a Performing Arts session.
I have downloaded various warm-up and ice-breaker activities. This footage shows my students using the application 'Ice Breakers Favourites Edition' at the beginning of a Performing Arts session.
Kingston College Performing Arts Students Performing Arts students from Kingston College talk about how the i-pod touch and podcasts have helped them in their course.
Performing Arts students from Kingston College talk about how the i-pod touch and podcasts have helped them in their course.
Dickinson College - Community College Partnership .wmv
Dickinson College's Community College Partnership Program allows students to reduce tuition costs while earning a four-year degree at a top liberal-arts college. Students enroll in a special honors program at a participating community college. If they maintain a 3.25 GPA, they can transfer all of their credits to Dickinson. There, they can earn a bachelor's degree after just two years on campus. In this video, you'll meet Darrell, Nadia and Minh, three current students who are taking advantage
SMU-in-Taos 2010 Cultural Institute Concert
Students from the SMU Meadows School of the Arts preform in concert for attendees of the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute
Art a GoGo Podcast #13 - Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford, CA
Join us for a soundseeing tour of the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts located on the Stanford University campus. The sound quality of the second half of the podcast is a little sketchy, so apologies in advance. Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. Thanks for listening! Kathleen & Doug
Art a GoGo Podcast #14 - Back in Santa Cruz!
Back in Santa Cruz for podcast #14! Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. Thanks for listening! Kathleen & Doug / art, arts, artist, museum, entertainment, news
Sample and test water sources and quality
This Unit of Competency focuses on collecting and preparing water samples and performing water quality tests according to water industry standards. It contains information, activities and suggested assessment tasks that enable learners to understand what kinds of tests are performed on the water and how they are carried out safely and accurately. Topics include equipment, planning and the correct procedures for collecting samples and performing basic water quality tests in the field and laborato