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Babel Fish Translation AltaVista Babel Fish, alows users to translate passages of text or entire Web pages to a choice of nine different languages. From EdNA Online on July 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Download The Digital Universe Drop by here to get what you need from the Hayden Planetarium to explore the digital universe on your own computer. You are invited to Fly from the Sun out to the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, and everywhere between — a virtual experience that visually mirrors dimensions only imaginable within our minds a few years [...] From Golden Swamp on July 26, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


World Images Kiosk The WorldImages database contains almost 50,000 images, is global in coverage and is not limited to art. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images can be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into some 440 portfolios. Portfolio categories include the following WorldImages sets: Art & Art History, Cultural & Social Interactions, History, Politics & Warfare, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Music, Drama & Literature, Natural World, People & Portraits, Religion, Myth & Magic, and Ma From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Hot Hand in Sports Site devoted to the "hot hand" in sports, with academic research devoted to analyses of sports streakiness. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Hot Hand in Sports Site devoted to the "hot hand" in sports, with academic research devoted to analyses of sports streakiness. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Doing educational research and evaluation The Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) series is published by COL in collaboration with the International Research Foundation for Open Learning.  The PREST materials are designed for use by two target groups – ODL practitioners wanting self-study or reference materials and training providers looking for flexible research training resources to integrate into a variety of training contexts (e.g., face-to-face workshops, e-learning or reference materials). The Core Modules and Handbooks listed below are being made available for download published. The foundation in res From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Prisoner's Dilemma simulation - two player option Offers an short introduction to the issue involved in the "Prisoner's Dilemma" game theory and simulation. Offers ability for players to play against another human vs. the usual limitation of these scenarios to only play against the computer. This introduces much more complexity, significance and learning potential. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Stellar Longevity from Fujitsu Lifebook The Lifebook C1320 from Fujitsu, offers up to 12 and a half hours of battery life without recharging. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on July 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative is the Education For All flagship for girls' education and principal movement to narrow the gender gap in primary and secondary education by 2005. UNGEI works to ensure that by 2015, all children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete primary schooling and that by then, boys and girls will have equal access to all levels of education. From EdNA Online on July 26, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Writing Learning Objectives: Beginning With the End in Mind Concise overview for writing learning objectives in PPT format that differentiates between goals objectives and includes purposes of objectives, learning domains, taxonomy, examples, and exercises. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:08 a.m..


Learning Styles & Strategies A companion site to the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) Questionnaire (http://www.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html); Learning Styles & Strategies explains the different categories of learning styles and offers suggestions for how users can help themselves be better learners based upon ILS results. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:08 a.m..


Teaching Goals Inventory The Teaching Goals Inventory (TGI) is a self-assessment for professors. Its purpose is threefold: (1) to help professors become more aware of what goals they want to accomplish in individual courses; (2) to help professors locate Classroom Assessment Techniques they can use to assess how well they are achieving their goals; and (3) to provide a starting point for discussions of teaching and learning goals among professors. A self-scoring worksheet is included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:08 a.m..


Why Do We Need Learning Objectives Goals & objectives guide all teaching, learning, and assessment. This site gives concise explanations of learning objectives, rationale for, and basic information including types and different levels of learning objectives. Many companion links are provided including writing objectives and linking objectives to assessment and instruction. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:08 a.m..


How To Write Clear Objectives A companion site to "Why Use Objectives" (http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/research/Why_Objectives.shtml), "How To Write Clear Objectives" using the ABCD method provides direction and color-coded examples of learning objectives (ABCD = Audience, Behavior, Condition, Degree). Typical problems encountered when writing objectives are presented in table form, and a link explaining matches and mismatches of objectives, instruction and assessment is provided. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 26, 2005 at 3:08 a.m..


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