Learning complex domains and complex tasks, the promise of simulation based training
Computer simulations enable the realization of didactical concepts such as inquiry learning, collaborative learning, and situated learning. These didactical approaches are not novel in the sense that they have just emerged, but simulation learning environments help to realize these approaches in new type of contexts. The design of such simulation learning environments is a multifaceted endeavour. First, the processes and difficulties involved in inquiry, collaboration, and knowledge application
Supporting Teachers Intervention in Collaborative Knowledge Building
In the context of distributed collaborative learning, the teacher's role is different from traditional teacher-centered environments, they are coordinators/facilitators, guides, and co-learners. They monitor the collaboration activities within a group, detect problems and intervene in the collaboration to give advice and learn alongside students at the same time. We have designed an Assistant to support teachers intervention in collaborative knowledge building. The Assistant monitors the collabo
SMECTRA - An European network for online counselling on the application of new media in enterprise t
This communication introduces the objectives and the innovative approaches proposed in the frame of the Leonardo da Vinci pilot project SMECTRA: "Small and Medium Enterprises Counselling and TRAining network for the efficient application of new media". More specifically, it focuses on the evaluation of the status of vocational training and e-Learning in Small and Medium Enterprises emphasising that the technology and the content are not sufficient to implement successful e-Learning programmes, b
Networked Management Learning for Managers of Small and Medium Enterprises
This paper argues that networked management learning might have specific relevance for SME management development since this model recognizes the importance of social relations and the associated relational dialogue that underpin knowledge and innovation in specific business contexts. Indeed NML reinforces the centrality of networking entrepreneurs and other relevant actors at the local level to increase the effectiveness of their actions and also helps integrate the different components of the
Socio-cognitive functions of space in collaborative settings : a literature review about Space, Cogn
This document reports on a brief literature review about social and cognitive functions of spatial features used when collaborating in both physical and virtual settings. Those concepts come from various fields like social, cognitive as well as environmental psychology or CSCW (Computer Supported Collaborative Work). I briefly summarize the social and cognitive affordances of spatial features like distance, proxemics, co-presence, visibility or activity in the context of physical and virtual spa
Is support really necessary within educational games?
Games can be powerful learning devices because of their interactive and multimedia capabilities, and their abilities to keep students motivated, active, deeply immersed and engaged for sustained periods of time. Yet the extent to which this translates into more effective knowledge and skill acquisition is not clear from the research reported so far. Several researchers have stressed that support tools should be added to game environments to ensure that learning takes place. In this paper we will
An Integrated Approach for Analysing and Assessing the Performance of Virtual Learning Groups
Collaborative distance learning involves a variety of elements and factors that have to be considered and measured in order to analyse and assess group and individual performance more effectively and objectively. This paper presents an approach that integrates qualitative, social network analysis (SNA) and quantitative techniques for evaluating online collaborative learning interactions. Integration of various different data sources, tools and techniques provides a more complete and robust frame
Power and Norms: What can the Nobel Peace Prize Accomplish? The Inside Story
Professor Geir Lundestad gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on war and armed conflict
Dandini Dandini Dastana (Turkish) Lullabies
Dandini Dandini Dastana (Turkish) Lullaby from the Lullabies of Europe education project. Words are highlighted on the bottom of the screen. Run time 01:47.
My Little Angel (Czech) Lullaby
A Czech lullaby from the Lullabies of Europe education project. The lullabies collection consists of 35 lullabies in 7 European languages. Lyrics are highlighted at the bottom of the screen. Run time 01:18.
Stella Stellina (Italian) - Star Little Star Lullaby
This is the "Star, Little Star" (Italian) Lullaby from the Lullabies of Europe education project. Italian words are highlighted at the bottom of the screen. Run t ime 01:26.
Nani Mine, Nani Nani (Greek) Lullaby
A Greek lullaby from the Lullabies of Europe education project. The lullabies collection consists of 35 lullabies in 7 European languages. Words are highlighted at the bottom of the screen. Run time 0:40.
Pair of Round Tortoiseshell Spectacles
Pair of round tortoiseshell spectacles in a spectacle case. Case id marked: A C Carroll Opticians but l;ocation is illegible. Case contained tobacco wrapper for Hearts of Oak Smoking Tobacco - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Paisley Berkatex Skirt and Top
Skirt; mid length, greyish-brown with paisley pattern. Top in same fabric; blouson style.Deep pleated shawl collar which fastens at left sid eof neck with three self-covered buttons ( a further two buttons for decoration). Deep self fabric pleated welts to waist and wrists. Label (back neck): Berkatex Occasions 94% Polyester 6% Angora Hips 102cm/40 Bust 97cm/38 Made in England Size 18 and washing instructions to back of label.. Maker: Berkatex - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at S
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten - 12.12.2010
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle vom Sonntag - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.STOCKHOLM: Knapp zwei Wochen vor Weihnachten ist die schwedische Hauptstadt offenbar nur knapp einem Terroranschlag entgangen. Die Sicherheitspolizei teilte mit, sie ermittele wegen eines "terroristischen Verbrechens". Von akuten zusätzlichen Bedrohungen für Schweden gehe man aber nicht aus, hieß es vor der Presse i
How Can Robots Get Our Attention?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans. The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines la