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Virtual Courseware for Global Warming The interactive web-based simulation activity illustrates principles of global warming and climate change due to natural and human caused factors. Global Warming explores climate using an Energy Budget Model and predicts Future Climate Change using data in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2001) and the Java Climate Model created by Ben Matthews (www.chooseclimate.org). The activity includes: • An overview demonstration of the Energy Budget Model and Future Climate Change activities • Animated and interactive tutorials on Milankovit From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Probability :: discrete :: geometric By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the values of p, the probability of "success" and two values of the discrete random variable X. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf are updated automatically. (A pull-down menu allows the user to change the amount by which probability p is stepped up or down.) Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this sheet should be intuitive. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Probability :: continuous :: student's-t By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the degrees of freedom and two values of a student's-t distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Probability :: continuous :: Weibull By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the parameters of the distribution and the value of a Weibull-distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Probability :: continuous :: gamma By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the parameters "alpha" and "beta" and two values of a gamma-distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Cardiac Anomalies/Congenital Heart Disease Pediatric Heart Conditions and Problems: Signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha Miguel de Cervantes' novel, "El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha," is available in a digitized format. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Con la lengua: El uso de la mayúscula I & II A list of rules for capitalization in Spanish. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Biblioteca Quijotesca Famous writers and philosophers rendering homage to Cervantes' Don Quixote. These authors, e.g., Camilo José Cela, Victor Hugo, Octavio Paz, Miguel de Unamuno, reflect on how the Quixote inspired their intellectual thought. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 22, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Darfur Logistical Challenges Video A 3 minute sample of broadcast-quality video filmed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Darfur for use by news organisations. Shows the extensive flooding as a result of rain, with bogged and overturned trucks causing problems for food supply. The World Food Programme is forced to drop food by air, and villagers cart the heavy bags by donkey. Images of women, children and aid workers. (5.5MB file download) From Recent Items on March 22, 2005 at 8:16 a.m..


Journal of Digital Information Management Volume 3 Number 1 March 2005 A quarterly journal in digital information science and technology, concentrates on all aspects of digital information management. In this issue: Information Retrieval Research -Roelof van Zwol, Arjen de Vries, Djoerd Hiemstra; Automatically Building a Stopword List for an Information Retrieval System - Rachel Tsz-Wai Lo, Ben He, ladh Ounis; Blueprint of a Cross-Lingual Web Retrieval Collection - Borkur Sigurbjornsson, Jaap Kamps Maarten de Rijke Extracting Temporal Information from Open Domain Text: A Comparative Exploration - David Ahn Sisay Fissaha Adafre, Maarten de Rijke Hierarchical topic From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 6:02 a.m..


Online Guide to Traditional Games Provides history, links and current information about traditional games from around the world grouped under categories of: Board Games, Pub Games, Table Games, Dice, Cards, Tiles and Lawn Games. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 6:02 a.m..


StudyLink World wide course directory with official online applciation and free advice. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 6:02 a.m..


Trends in Undergraduate Career Education Published by the US National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the paper examines trends in undergraduate credentials (certificates, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees) in career-related areas of study. These trends are examined at both the subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate levels, from 1984-85 to 2000-01. The number of undergraduate credential awards increased over this period, in both academic and career areas, and at both the subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate levels. Although career education grew at a slower pace than academic education, it remained a majority pr From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


EPPE 3-11 The EPPE 3-11 study (2003-2008) provides a five year extension to Europe's largest longitudinal investigation into the effects of pre-school education on children's developmental outcomes at the start of primary school: the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE, 1997-2003) study. In EPPE, more than 3000 children were assessed at the start of pre-school (around the age of 3), their developmental progress was monitored until they entered school, and then for a further three years until the end of Key Stage 1. The study applied an 'educational effectiveness' design From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Spring 2005 - Volume VIII, Number I The Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free each quarter over the World Wide Web. The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs. In this issue: Preparing Instructors for Quality Online Instruction; Planning and Implementing a Public Health Professional Distance Learning Program; Best Practices: A Triangulated Support Approach in Transitioning Faculty to Online Teaching; Distance Higher Education in the Arab Regio From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Econoclass Free games, activities, and resources for high school economics classes. Includes games and simulations, case studies, debate topics, and brain teasers. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Bringing Theory into Practice: Learner-Centered Principles and New Roles for Faculty and Students This presentation (presented at NLII Meetings (2005) focuses on the learner-centered principles that should guide our interest in learning technologies. It will also explore the learning activities that can be enhanced with technology. Session activities will help participants to incorporate learning activities and learning principles in their consideration of technologies. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


CARE Care is an international consortium of twelve member countries, dedicated to the worldwide reduction of poverty through international relief and development. From Recent Items on March 22, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the Movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Move From Recent Items on March 22, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


NASA on Your iPod Podcasting is a new technology that lets you search for audio broadcasts on the Internet --so-called 'podcasts' -- and download them onto portable MP3 players. You can take a podcast with you and listen to it whenever and wherever the mood strikes. NASA began podcasting in December 2004. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Weblogg-ed Weblogg-ed is maintained by Will Richardson, blogvangelist and Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Communications at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ. This site is dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, and other Internet-related technologies in the K-12 classroom, technologies that have the potential to transform what we do in the classroom. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Waraku Education This blog is run by Peter Ruwoldt, teacher at Grant High School, South Australia. Peter uses the blog as a place to store information about issues and discussions taking place in his school community. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Landmarks Blog Meister BlogMeister is an online blogging tool explicitly designed with teachers and students in mind, where the teacher can evaluate, comment on, and finally publish students' blog articles in a controlled environment. Blogging is showing up in schools, where teachers have known for a long time that students develop better communication skills when they are authentically communicating. A number of educators are helping their students developing their writing skills by having them publish their work as blogs, and then invite comments from people in the outside. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Global Nomads Group (GNG) Founded in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to heightening children's understanding and appreciation for the world and its people. Using interactive technologies such as videoconferencing, GNG brings young people together face-to-face to meet across cultural and national boundaries to discuss their differences and similarities, and the world issues that affect them. From Recent Items on March 22, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Integrating Technology: A WebQuest This WebQuest was designed to assist in the planning and implementation process of integrating technology into teaching practice. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 22, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Contract curves: Two goods are perfect substitutes for each trader By means of four spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect substitutes and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contract curves: Perfect complements and perfect substitutes By means of five spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect complements, the perfect substitutes, and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contract curves: Quasi-linear and Cobb-Douglas preferences By means of five spin buttons, the user sets the parameters for the quasi-linear and Cobb-Douglas preferences and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contract curves: Quasi-linear preferences and perfect complements By means of seven spin buttons, the user sets the parameters for the quasi-linear preferences, the parameters for the perfect complements and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contract curves: Quasi-linear preferences for each trader By means of six spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for quasi-linear preferences for each trader and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contract curves: Quasi-linear preferences and perfect substitutes By means of six spin buttons, the user sets the parameters for the quasi-linear preferences, the parameter for the perfect substitutes and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contract curves: Two goods are perfect complements for each trader By means of six spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect complements and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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