'Obsessive compulsive font disorder': the challenge of supporting pupils writing with the computer
Writing with the computer provokes and enables pupils to engage with aspects of multimodal design [Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000]. At the same time the traditional stages of the writing process become much more fluid and integrated [Aust. J. Language Literacy 17(3) (1994) 183]. These consequences of technology are not recognised within the curriculum, the assessment system or current models of teaching the writing process in the
Integrating conceptions of learning for advancing educational practices
Introduction: I have argued elsewhere (Desforges, 2000b) that the core function of educational research is to make a contribution to the educational enterprise. Education is society's commitment to enhancing the human condition through capitalising on human potential for learning. There are many factors involved in such a mission. Better education entails better resourcing, creativity, will, energy and resourcefulness. Researchers must make their contribution by adding to the base of knowledge a
Technical Paper 4 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Parent, Family a
Information on the characteristics of the parents, families, and children was collected by parental interview at the start of the study. This information was used to describe the sample in terms of the parents (labour market participation, socio-economic characteristics, qualifications, marital status and age), the family (composition, ethnicity and language), the child’s health, development and behaviour, the child’s activities in the home, the use of pre-school provision and childcare hist
Analysing User Generated Content for social science. Generational "we sense" in the Italian blogosph
This was a presentation given at the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, held in Manchester between 18th and 20th July 2008. This video is 15 minutes 20 seconds long....
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: Scenarios, Use Cas
This is the scenarios, use cases and reference models section of the final report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with...
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: brief survey of po
This is a brief survey of portals in the UK from the final report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to...
The Portal ITT: Meeting the needs of e-Research
This is a presentation from the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to "portal" type services and tools, to identify...
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: interim report
This is the interim report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to "portal" type services and tools, to...
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation
This is a 23-page educator's guide organized around three questions: How are rainfall rates measured? How is the intensity and distribution of rainfall determined? How can you study rain?
Integration of Environmental Analytical Chemistry with Environmental Law: The Development of a Probl
This JCE paper is well written, generous referenced and will serve as an excellent reference for anyone interested in adapting and implementing this problem-based approach to an upper-level environmental analysis laboratory that emphasis QC/QA and performance-based analytical methods.
The essence of industrial design engineering (IDE) is designing and improving products which are used daily and intensively, at home or at work. The faculty is committed to study, innovate and improve the development of durable products and their services for people, on the basis of the balanced interests of users, industry, society and the environment. The faculty pursues this mission through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates human aspects - i.e. ergonomics, market, organisation and
CHEM 121 - Quantitative Analysis
Lecture notes, presentations (HTML and PDF), sample exams and their solutions for an introductory quantitative analysis and an instrumental analysis course.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This resource discusses how scientists and engineers study biological systems to develop artificial systems, in this case artificial olfaction. The sense of smell is extremely complex, and scientists working on artificial olfaction have had to study this biological system extensively to extract some basic principles upon which to build their devices. Disciplines of emphasis will involve biology, chemistry, electronics, and teamwork. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Measuring Henry's cabin
This resource introduces students to the aspects a builder must think about before constructing a building. Students will study the cabin blueprint of Henry David Thoreau and then will find the surface area of the walls and how much paint would be needed. Then, students will find the volume of the cabin to determine the home heating needs. Thirdly, students will study the blueprint and will create a 1/10 scale of it on graph paper and then will use art supplies to create a model of the cabin. La
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This lesson is a design project that students write and construct a pop-up book about the contributions of women to technology and science. Students acquire information about famous women and learn basic paper engineering. Learners then choose a famous woman or several women to study and write about. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Purple Dawn, A Variety of Camellia Japonica
This image is a color photograph of a Purple Dawn flower, a variety of Camellia. Photo taken in Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The Purple Dawn (Mathotiana Rubra) variety of the Camellia Japonica is extremely beautiful and very popular in the Deep South.
Quadrangle, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the Quadrangle at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Spring Hill College was founded in 1826. This college is under the supervision of the Jesuits of the Catholic Church. It is located at Spring Hill, 300 feet above the sea level. Its reputation as a center of education and culture reaches into every quarter of the globe.
Benjamin Meek Miller, Governor of Alabama, 1931-1934
This image is a black and white photographic portrait of Alabama Governor Benjamin Meek Miller. Postcard text: (back) Governor Benjamin Meek Miller, born March 13, 1864, at Oak Hill, Wilcox Co., Ala. Graduated from Erskine College, S.C., 1884, and in law from the University of Alabama, 1888. Member Alabama Legislature, 1888-1889. Elected Circuit Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1904, again [in] 1910, and again in 1916. Elected Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 1920, for a term
Helen Keller's Home, Tuscumbia, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the home of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Ala. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Frances Preiss, Montgomery, Ala., postmarked June 28, 1939.
Main Grotto of Statues, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama 1
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) The main grotto containing statues of the Blessed Mother, St. Benedict, and St. Scholastica ... The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent over 40 years in maki