Keynote Presentation: Academic Perspectives
Very simply stated, systems biology attempts to “capture the dynamic nature of living systems.” To accomplish this, says Hood, you “have to bring together the flavors of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics,” among others. It’s a vast area to tackle. But with tools like the internet and digital
Engineering a New Attack on Disease
Out of a world population of 6 billion, 57 million people die each year. And while we have gained 20 years in life expectancy since World War 2, diseases like HIV have taken a toll on morbidity in many developing nations. But according to Rick Young, “the global disease burden is much larger than the number of deaths.” Countles
Radiography of the past (RADIO-PAST)
The website of the EU funded project RADIO-PAST (radiography of the past) publishes information about the project and its teaching and research activities. The project has its base at Ammaia (a Roman site), Portugal, where most field activities are being carried out. A gallery of images shows many artefacts and architectural structures from Ammaia; there are also short videos and panoramic images. The website also briefly presents many remote sensing technologies, including aerial photography; L
Europeana: European culture
Europeana is a European Commission funded web portal which is building a virtual European library offering free access to Europe's cultural resources. Multiple languages are available. It is organised as a giant database of cultural artefacts, typically presenting a (low quality) picture and some metadata for each record and redirecting to other websites to access digital resources. It searches millions of texts (manuscripts, papers, ebooks), images (photographs, maps), films (moving images, vid
Savifadok: digital repository of South Asian Studies
Savifadok is a digital repository maintained by the Savifa - the Virtual Library South Asia. It a joint project of the University Library of Heidelberg and the South Asia Institute (SAI) at the University of Heidelberg. It aims to provide free access to information, and where copyright allows full text access to documents covering all aspects of South Asian studies. These include books, articles, reports, theses, dissertations and multimedia. All topics from the humanities and social sciences ar
Secondary ICT - Personalised Learning with ICT 1: Managing Information and Content
A Teachers TV video lasting 15 minutes which examines two schools’ approaches to making use of ICT resources to support personalised learning. The first case study (Seven Kings High School) explores the school’s use of management data (attendance, records and reports) to track pupils’ progress and to support focused target setting. The second (Coopers Technology College) concentrates on the school’s use of its virtual learning environment (VLE) to provide detailed and personalised online
(R&DA 20) The use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support individualised learning in Init
This project funded by a TDA Research & Development Award examined the use of Virtual Learning Environment to support individualisation of teacher training. Investigated experience of 102 trainees with one ITT provider.
1. Technologies for Collaborative Democracy (April 4, 2008)
science, technology, engineering, computer, law, politics, communication, democracy, lawyer, design, software, justice, social, legal, code, blog, e-petition, complaint, government, institution, network, collaboration, diversity, digital, civic, virtual,
A Visit to the Mushroom Planet
Cornell mycologist Kathie Hodge leads viewers on a virtual biodiversity tour of the fungal world in this Summer Session lecture.
Science in Second Life, using robots in surgery and Walking with Robots
Warning: this Take-Away Science episode involves more than a hint of technology. We chat to Becca Wilson and Oliver Butters about their virtual space science project with school students. We also meet Professor Justin Cobb who's leading the way with robotic surgery and catch up with Ashley Green and Claire Rocks from the Walking with Robots project. The interviews are recorded by OU staff and the programme is hosted by Dr Mike Bullivant from the OU/BBC television series Rough Science.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Burghardt Tenderich
Burghardt Tenderich is General Manager of Bite Communications North America, a leading technology public relations consultancy with US offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York. In this role, Burghardt helps guide strategic communications for technology leaders such as Sun Microsystems, Applied Materials, Dolby Laboratories, Infosys Technologies and Advanced Micro Devices, as well as for a wide portfolio of emerging brands. He is currently leading Bite clients into the realm of social med
Large sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the nature and structure of barrier islands with large sand volume, on which built structures are relatively well insulated from hurricane damage.
Forests and fires: The longleaf pine savanna
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" examines the role of fire in maintaining the longleaf pine savanna as well as other rare plant communities found in Camp Lejune, North Carolina.
Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use
A "virtual field trip" through the North Carolina Piedmont and thousands of years of history explains the origin of Piedmont clays and how clay is made into pottery. With high-resolution photographs.
Putting DNA to Work
This site looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), discovered 50 years ago, is used today to detect diseases, improve crops, and catch criminals. The museum has identified unique, inquiry-based activities related to this exhibit (physical and virtual) that are designed for middle and high-school students and adhere to the National Academies' National Scien
The Underground Railroad
This three minute video uses a narrator and images to provide a good overview of the Underground Railroad and dwells on the people and causes of the movement.
Kids Next Door
This site lets kids know how they can help the homeless, presents personal stories on what young people are doing to help their communities, and provides a place for kids to submit their own stories. Children can also take a virtual field trip to the library, learn how to go on a scavenger hunt, and more.
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
- An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a
An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a
Molarity and Density
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: dilution problems, Sucrose problem, Making Solutions from Solids, Metal Density problem, Liquid Density proble