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Section 1: The GOAL. OEB MidSummit - Roger Schank #2. Learn by Doing device. Why simulations matter for learning. How technology can actually change education. By Roger Schank You can’t read something about education these days without reading about how technology will change everything.

How technology can actually change education

Sorry to be a downer, but technology will change nothing if what is meant by technology is that we have new ways of delivering the same old material. The basic philosophy behind education for millennia has been that experts know stuff, so the experts (or their agents) will tell you the stuff you need to know. Goal-Based Scenario Authoring Tool. Award Winning Virtual Lab Simulations. Genetic Engineering at IndieBio. Inexpensive biology kits offer hands-on experience with DNA. To help students gain a better grasp of biological concepts, MIT and Northwestern University researchers have designed educational kits that can be used to perform experiments with DNA, to produce glowing proteins, scents, or other easily observed phenomena.

Inexpensive biology kits offer hands-on experience with DNA

Biology teachers could use the BioBits kits to demonstrate key concepts such as how DNA is translated into proteins, or students could use them to design their own synthetic biology circuits, the researchers say. “Our vision is that these kits will serve as a creative outlet for young individuals, and show them that biology can be a design platform,” says James Collins, the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science in MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and Department of Biological Engineering. Second Life - Genome Island. GenomeIsland. Genome Island. Mission Biotech - 3D Biotechnology Learning Game. Virtual Labs.

Education Outrage: 2012. A climate of fear is enveloping our major universities.

Education Outrage: 2012

One after the other they are signing up for being part of well capitalized venture financed operations that are offering free on line courses. The companies are paying the universities so, of course, the universities are taking the money. What do they have to lose? New offerers appear regularly, the latest being one that wants students to attend classes remotely and pay full tuition for the privilege of doing this.

Something important is going on, but it is not quite obvious what. The universities are desperately afraid. The university that started all this was MIT when it announced over a decade ago that they would put all their course materials on line, free for all to use. Section 2. The Starlost - original TV opening. "The Starlost" Voyage of Discovery (TV Episode 1973) VISTA's Year in Health Sciences. Our mission is to revolutionize the way people think about learning.

VISTA's Year in Health Sciences

Designer Genes. Are these types of genetic modifications realistic?

Designer Genes

Yes. Scientists have already made or attempted modifications similar to the ones you will be dealing with in this rotation. MBAOL. Experiential MBA OnLine - Cash Crisis. Breeding Game - WUR. Let's Play "Crazy Plant Shop" With the Developers at Filament Games! Save 50% on Crazy Plant Shop on Steam. Sim tractor 3.6 trailer. The Greatest Simulators On Earth: Mevea Simulation in Finland. Welcome to SimTractor Game. Endless Ocean - Wikipedia. Endless Ocean (known as Forever Blue in Japan) is a video game for the Wii.[3] It is published by Nintendo and was developed by Arika.

Endless Ocean - Wikipedia

It was released on August 2, 2007, in Japan, November 9, 2007, in Europe and January 21, 2008 in North America after it had been planned for an October 2007 release. A sequel entitled Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep was released in Japan on September 17, 2009, and in Europe on February 5, 2010; it was released in North America on February 22, 2010 with the title Endless Ocean: Blue World.[4][5] Gameplay[edit] Plot[edit] Endless Ocean places the player in the role of a scuba diver exploring the Manaurai sea[Note 1] in search of sea life and sunken treasure[6] under the guidance of an assistant named Katherine Sunday.[7] In the sea, they will encounter a number of marine species ranging from smaller fish and penguins to massive whale sharks, manta rays and sperm whales.

Music[edit] Farming Simulator 19. Farming Simulator 18 Gameplay Trailer. Review & Rating: Toy Commander: Dreamcast. Platinum Arts Sandbox - Gameplay Trailer - Free 3D Video Game Maker and World Creator. Section 3.


Introducing Amazon Sumerian Hosts. Flight of the Navigator - I Get Around. That'll do donkey, that'll do. Section 4. Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! Why I am a plant breeder- Dr. Mitch Tuinstra Purdue Agronomy. Beck’s – Hybrid Corn Breeding – Molecular Marker Lab – Hybrid Corn Development. Beck’s – Hybrid Corn Breeding – Embryo Rescue – Hybrid Corn Development. Beck’s – Hybrid Corn Breeding – Trait Introgression – Hybrid Corn Development – Greenhouse. Roger Schank.

Goal-Based Scenario Authoring Tool. The Cognitive Processes that Underlie Learning. Kolb's learning styles, experiential learning theory, kolb's learning styles inventory and diagram. We have some very exciting plans for Businessballs.

kolb's learning styles, experiential learning theory, kolb's learning styles inventory and diagram

Later this month, we will be launching a new visual identity, refreshing the design of the site and adding lots of new functionality to enhance your learning experience. Phase 2 will include badges, learning plans linked to accredited competency frameworks, wikis (for collaborative content development) and new content from international thought leaders and academics. The site will continue to follow our ethos of free work and life learning, and the redevelopment and ongoing management will be delivered by our partner Accipio. Experiential learning - Wikipedia. Learn by reflect on active involvement Experiential learning (ExL) is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing".[1] Hands-on learning can be a form of experiential learning, but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product.[2][3][4] Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didactic learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role.[5] It is related to, but not synonymous with, other forms of active learning such as action learning, adventure learning, free-choice learning, cooperative learning, service-learning, and situated learning.[6] Experiential learning has significant teaching advantages.

Experiential learning - Wikipedia

Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline (1990), states that teaching is of utmost importance to motivate people. Learning only has good effects when learners have the desire to absorb the knowledge. Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future. Introduction At the heart of all learning is the way we process our experiences, especially our critical reflections on our experiences.

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

This module introduces experiential education as a key approach to student-centred learning for a sustainable future. Experiential learning engages students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making in contexts that are personally relevant to them. This approach to learning also involves making opportunities for debriefing and consolidation of ideas and skills through feedback, reflection, and the application of the ideas and skills to new situations. Objectives. Section 5. Guide Plant Breeding Technician IT.

Developing new varieties of maize, other cereals and beans that have agronomic or other traits that are valued by both agricultural producers and end users has been a task that has been performed for millenniums.

Guide Plant Breeding Technician IT

Farming has relied on seeds bred for higher yield and flavorful crops. If you are interested in setting up a plant breeding business or organization, this is a guide to help you get started. It should help you get started, with the right equipment, setting up a workspace, techniques for organising your seeds and documenting progress. Mr. Cary Fowler gives a TedTalk on the Svalbard Seed Vault in Norway. This is a classic.

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) General Definition Plant breeding uses principles from a variety of sciences to improve the genetic potential of plants. The process involves combining parental plants to obtain the next generation with the best characteristics. Breeders improve plants by selecting those with the greatest potential based on performance data, pedigree, and more sophisticated genetic information. Plants are improved for food, feed, fiber, fuel, shelter, landscaping, eco-systems services and a variety of other human activities. Priorities in maize breeding. Because of its shallow roots, maize is susceptible to drought, so one of the current top priorities in maize breeding is developing new varieties that are more drought tolerant.

However, the exact mechanisms of what makes some plants more drought tolerant are not well understood. Scientists are currently trying to learn more about these mechanisms. Another priority in developing new maize varieties, like in many crops, is that of higher yield. Higher yield means there is more food per plant, per growing space. This is especially important in countries where hunger is a problem, particularly where there is no more space for growing additional plants.

DEKALB® Breeding HQ: Research and Development. DEKALB® Breeding HQ: Phenotyping. DEKALB® Breeding HQ: Seed Chipping Technology. Section 6. Wang Book chapter InTech PlantBreeding. A Software Tool for Teaching Backcross Breeding Simulation. + Author Affiliations Summary Plant breeding programs involve multiple steps, and their complete development cannot be experienced by students in a single academic year.

Tools of communication and information technologies offer a great opportunity to improve students' skills, but only a few software are available for training undergraduate students in plant breeding programs. Here we present a student-friendly software tool, Retromelon, for simulating the backcross breeding method. Computer simulations for better plants. Crop breeders have to experiment for years with thousands of plants to develop a variety with enhanced traits. Their breeding methods are successful but have a hard time keeping up with the increasing complexity of customer needs.

In response to this challenge, Bayer mathematicians have developed a software program that can greatly facilitate breeding. It delivers a recommended formula for arriving at the target plant with significantly fewer cross-breeding generations. Story check. Section 7. Virtual Labs Food Science App Series: Preview.

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Beck's Hybrids. How, when, and where should you tissue test? How do you handle your samples once you pull them? What should you be thinking about when evaluating the results? Join Jim Schwartz, Director of PFR and Agronomy, and Beck’s Southern Illinois PFR team in the latest episode of #AskPFR as they look to answer some of the top questions on farmers’ minds. Do you have questions about one of our PFR studies or something you’re seeing in the field? Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx. Personal Food Computer. The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. Open Agriculture (OpenAg) OpenAg EDU. Today's students have grown up in a world of rapidly evolving technology, and they are natural-born experimenters, programmers, and tinkerers.

By introducing OpenAg™ Food Computers into the education context, including in schools and museums, we hope to inspire and empower the high-tech farmers of the future. Our latest testing in schools and libraries shows more than half of students who tested a PFC_EDU think more about food production, hunger, and where their food comes from. Build a Food Computer. Vertical farming. Lettuce grown in indoor vertical farming system. Hydroponics. Controlled-environment agriculture. Seed treatment. In agriculture and horticulture, seed treatment or seed dressing is a chemical, typically antimicrobial or fungicidal, with which seeds are treated (or "dressed") prior to planting.

Plant nutrition. Plant nutrition is the study of the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth, plant metabolism and their external supply. Fertilizer. A large, modern fertilizer spreader. John Deere Publishing. Primer Series This series covers the fundamentals of an agricultural subject using simple, direct language to break complex concepts into simple ideas. WHMIS Game: The WHMIS Symbols Challenge – Provincial Safety Councils. The Young Workers Zone : Teaching Tools : Chemical Hazards: WHMIS Basics. Martian Food-The UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Growing Plants w/ LED Technology. MARS: How to Survive on Mars. Virtual Biology 24 - Lab book. Virtual Biology 19 - Genetics lab overview. Virtual Biology 22 - Projector 3 setting alleles. Phaser - Desktop and Mobile HTML5 game framework. Top 10 Best Farming PC Video Games (2018) Chicken Run ... (Dreamcast) Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories.

Gene Rummy – The Card Game for Learning About Genotypes and Phenotypes.

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SimBreeder 2D Prototype (2008) Plant Tycoon on Steam. Save 30% on Niche - a genetics survival game on Steam. Mendel's Garden on Steam. Mendel on Steam. Eugenics on Steam. Ultra-Gene Code on Steam.