MERLOT II - Home Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace How Our Brains Make Memories Sitting at a sidewalk café in Montreal on a sunny morning, Karim Nader recalls the day eight years earlier when two planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. He lights a cigarette and waves his hands in the air to sketch the scene. At the time of the attack, Nader was a postdoctoral researcher at New York University. He flipped the radio on while getting ready to go to work and heard the banter of the morning disc jockeys turn panicky as they related the events unfolding in Lower Manhattan. Nader ran to the roof of his apartment building, where he had a view of the towers less than two miles away.
Bridge Project Grade Level: 4th - 6th; Type: Physics, Engineering This project explores the basic physics of bridges. The goal is that the student will develop an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong, and that many factors are taken into account in engineering and building. What You Need to Know About MOOCs - Technology We'll be updating this page regularly.Please check back for updates. Call it the year of the mega-class. Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOCs—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate.
Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? On Monday 3 October, at the #OpenDataLDN meet-up, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, I sat in a group led by Javiera Atenas, an academic at the University of Hertfordshire, on open educational resources (OER) and marvelled at the number of tools that existed to facilitate resource sharing. The event was organised as an opportunity to discuss ideas and developments around open data and open knowledge projects – ranging from open governance to data journalism. MIT's open courseware was lauded as an exceptional example of openness but there were also homegrown tools available such as the University of Nottingham's Xpert repository or Jorum.ac.uk, a site set up to enable teachers to find, share and discuss teaching resources, across all of the UK's HE and FE communities.
Open Professionals Education Network CC licensed (BY) Flickr photo shared by David Amsler modified by Paul Stacey Reusing existing Open Educational Resources (OER) can save significant time and effort. The OPEN partners recommend TAACCCT grantees invest up-front time finding OER to reuse rather than starting development of new educational resources right away. A significant benefit of OER is that they provide source material to build your development efforts around. 10 Amazing Facts About Albert Einstein's Life 1. Einstein started talking in the age of 4 but still he wasn’t fluent till the age of 9. His parents were very much worried of this but he wondered them a night while taking dinner he said “The Soup is too hot”. When his parents asked why he didn’t talk before, he replied “Because up to now everything was in order.“
Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web For many students, the words “math” and “fun” don’t seem to have much overlap. Math is often thought of as a dry subject – equations don’t get most people excited – but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in a number of different formats. Students who find math boring now may just need to be given a new way of looking at it. Naturally, the internet has come to the rescue with a wide range of math resources designed to help students see how math can be fun and useful. About Most of the world's high aptitude students are not privileged with the resources and opportunities necessary to reach their full potential. Brilliant provides a challenging intellectual environment to anyone with internet access and a passion for mathematics, science, or engineering. Brilliant aims to become a hub of the world's most promising minds, where motivated thinkers can connect to each other and to opportunities to apply their talents. Brilliant is creating a community where exceptional students can learn together with others who share their deep interests and abilities, and go beyond the limits of a standard curriculum. We believe these students, if they reach their full potential, can and will achieve breakthroughs that help the world move forward.
Xpert Back to main page Submit a link Subscribe to RSS About Xpert Labs Currently searching 413251 resources. Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group 2016 National Report Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16 Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty has improved, but still remains less than a majority, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group. Survey results, using responses of over 3,000 faculty, show that OER status is not a driving force in the selection of educational materials – with the most cited barrier being the effort required to find and evaluate such materials. While use of open resources is low overall, it is somewhat higher among large enrollment introductory-level courses.
How Memory Works: 20 Psychological Insights Find out how memory twists, pops, distorts, persists and decays, along with the odd tip on how to improve it. “You think you have a memory; but it has you!” —John Irving. A Quick Start Guide to Using Project Based Learning (PBL) in the Classroom « Peer Tutoring Resource Center A compilation of resources to help get you up to speed with project based learning. What is Project Based Learning? According to the Buck Institute of Education, “Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.” Project based learning is a collaborative learning approach that gives students an opportunity to work towards the development of solutions to realistic problems with the purpose of developing a deeper learning of academic subjects. A well designed PBL undertaking must be perceived as meaningful by students and must fulfill an educational purpose. How does Project Based Learning differ from a traditional class project?