Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 3. Inventing Notations
We learn how to foster and appreciate studentsÂ’ notations for their richness and creativity. We also look at some of the possibilities that early work in creating notation systems might open up for students as they move on toward algebra.,15 min. Pizzas in the Classroom In Englewood, New Jersey, Blanche Young, who attended the summer workshop, tries out one of the problems with her fourth-grade students. Later, she meets with Arthur Powell to discuss the lesson. 5 min. New Brunswick, New Jersey
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

JLPT S2 #8 - New JLPT N4 Prep Course #8
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You arrive home to your roommate intently completing seek-and-find puzzles in Japanese. You ask your roommate in Japanese, “I thought you were going to study all day…what are you doing playing games?” Your roommate responds in Japanese, “This is serious business! I read that I have to be able to find [...]
Author(s): JapanesePod101.com

Literature Review in Informal Learning with Technology Outside School
When we think about learning, we often tend to think about schools, universities, colleges. If we go a little further and think about learning outside school, we might begin to consider museums, galleries and science centres. What we often tend to overlook, however, is the sort of learning that goes on as part of our normal day-to-day activities when we don't even think we are learning. Today, however, anyone who has an interest in how children learn with digital technologies needs to look beyon
Author(s): Sefton-Green Julian

Understanding the structure of the set of rational numbers: a conceptual change approach.
In the present article, we argue that the conceptual change approach to learning can apply in the case of mathematics, taking into consideration the particular nature of mathematical knowledge and the neurobiological bases of mathematical cognition. In the empirical study that is reported in this article, we investigated ninth graders' understanding of algebraic and structural properties of rational numbers, from a conceptual change perspective. We make the point that understanding rational numb

CAPITAL - Curriculum and Pedagogy in Technology Assisted Learning
The aim of this report is to synthesise the Capital work over the last two years, identifying the most promising strands for development in educational technology as well as the circumstances that need to be created to take up these opportunities. Importantly, this report structures the work in order to communicate findings as clearly as possible for a wide audience of researchers, policy makers and education leaders.,Year 3 final report: Shaping Contexts to realise the potential of technologies
Author(s): Manches Andrew,Phillips Barry,Crook Charles,Chowca

Technology and Education: Putting it in context
We often hear competing media and research claims about the educational value of new technologies, but often it is not clear how, or indeed if, these technologies are supporting learning. And, importantly, there is often little attention to the challenges of trying to introduce these technologies successfully into an educational context. This report aims to address these issues through a short summary of some of the work carried out by the Capital Project over the last two yearsÂ– the programme
Author(s): Manches Andrew,Phillips Barry,Crook Charles,Sharpl

A Design Approach to Research in Technology Enhanced Mathematics Education
This thesis explores the prospect of a design science of technology enhanced mathematics education (TEME), on three levels: epistemological, methodological and pedagogical. Its primary domain is the identification of scientific tools for design research in TEME. The outputs of this enquiry are evaluated by a demonstrator study in the domain of secondary school mathematics. A review of existing literature establishes a need for a design perspective in TEME research, but at the same time suggests
Author(s): Mor Yishay

Author(s): Chapel GwendaÃƒÂ«l,Marzin Patricia

Le projet TCAN TELEOS : Technology enhanced Learning in orthopaedic surgery
Le projet pr,TELEOS : Technology enhanced Learning in orthopaedic surgery

Conception of a simulator for a TEL system in orthopaedic surgery.
Within a research project whose aim is to promote the learning of percutaneous operation in orthopedic surgery, we investigate some representation models of empirical, deductive, and perceptivo-gestural knowledge. From these models, we design an TEL system (Tecnological Enhaced Learning) This project belongs to a multidisciplinary field including computer, orthopedic surgery, medical imaging, didactic and cognitive sciences. The article presents the design principles of TEL with a particular int
Author(s): Larcher Aur,Luengo Vanda,Tonetti J

Take into account knowledge constraints for design of TEL environments in medical education
In this paper we present an approach, based on exploiting and modeling empirical knowledge, for design an adaptive intelligent tutoring system in medical education. We present our learning knowledge design constraints and their related computer representations. We conclude with the possibilities of our approach and their perspectives.
Author(s): Luengo Vanda

Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities
This report is part of the research project on Pedagogical Innovations in New ICT-facilitated Learning Communities (LearnCom), under an Administrative Arrangement between IPTS (IS Unit) and DG Education and Culture. The aim of this study is to review and assess the new social and pedagogical approaches to learning that are emerging in new ICT-facilitated collaborative learning settings. In addition to formal education, such communities are increasingly emerging in informal and non-formal lifelo
Author(s): Aceto Stefania,Dondi Claudio,Marzotto Paola

Author(s): Tremblay Diane-Gabrielle,Thellen Stephane,Richer M

Students' performance and satisfaction with Web vs. paper-based practice quizzes and lecture notes
The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred and twenty two undergraduate students used either a web site or printed documents to answer 18 mathematics questions during a tutored session. A revised
Author(s): Macedo-Rouet MÃƒÂ´nica,Ney Muriel,Charles Sandrine,L

This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversations that cast computers in the role of facilitating education in the future and recommended a research agenda for federal funding.,Research report
Author(s): Woolf Beverly Park

Engaging the Community in Multidisciplinary TEL Research: A Case-Study from Networking in Europe
The STELLAR Network of Excellence was launched in February 2009 with the explicit intention of Sustaining Large Scale Multi-Disciplinary Research in Technology Enhanced Learning. So as to support this aim, the network has defined a number of different activity tracks, aimed at building capacity amongst senior-level researchers/decision makers, mid-level researchers and junior researchers/PhD students as well with a separate track dedicated to building community level capacity. In the abstract, t
Author(s): Camilleri Anthony Fisher,Barak Noaa,Ullmann Thomas

Over and Inside the Ivory Bridge: How Universities will Become Ideal Places Where to Learn
This Paper presents the Learnovation vision for 2025 in the areas of Higher Education, Evolved Distance Education and Virtual Mobility. There are several common features in the above e-learning fields. All three areas cover larger scale, state-supported or maintained systems. These fields have significant records of contributions in the modernisation processes of education, through the integration of ICTs and open learning methods. In the meantime, they represent a kind of Â“markerÂ”, being quit
Author(s): Dondi Claudio,Szucs Andras

Inspiring Young People to Become Lifelong Learners in 2025
This Paper presents the Learnovation vision for 2025 within and around the formal education system, including primary and secondary schools as well as Vocational Education and Training. There are a number of characteristics shared by these three areas (or territories) of Lifelong Learning: Normally, all or most of a school systemÂ’s elements are institutionalized, controlled and regulated by the state, irrespective of whether they are operated by the state or other public bodies or by private in
Author(s): Kugemann Walter,Aceto Stefania,Dondi Claudio,Kasti

Learning Individuals and Learning Communities: Informal Learning in 2025
This Paper presents the Learnovation vision within and around the area of informal learning, and more specifically it concerns three Â“eLearning territoriesÂ”: individual development through e-Learning, nonprofessional learning communities, and communities generating learning as side effect. What these three territories have in common is that learning is not organised or structured, nor necessarily intentional from the learnerÂ’s perspective. A key assumption to understand the Learnovation Visio
Author(s): Riu Toni,Nascimbeni Fabio,Aceto Stefania

Meeting the Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning: a 3-level Evaluation Framework
We propose six challenges in evaluating mobile learning: capturing and analysing learning in context and across contexts, measuring mobile learning processes and outcomes, respecting learner/participant privacy, assessing mobile technology utility and usability, considering the wider organisational and socio-cultural context of learning, and assessing in/formality. A three-level framework for evaluating mobile learning is proposed, comprising a micro level concerned with usability, a meso level
Author(s): Vavoula Giasemi,Sharples Mike