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This article discusses the merits of case-based learning in an interactive online environment. Researchers used both qualitative and quantitative research over a 2-year period to examine the learning that occurred in a high school context when students were engaged in a case-based multimedia project. Part of the Case It! project, students played both the role of laboratory technician performing and ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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In this article from the Journal of Distance Education, the results of an interpretive study conducted among adult learners engaged in online study present an intensive look at students' interaction with online community. The study addressed the questions, what types of relationships were established within learning groups, how did students feel about their presence in this type of learning environment ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This publication, part of an 8-part series of essays originally published by The Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, addresses the topic of how goal-directed teaching and learning can be more effective and satisfying for both faculty and students. The essay discusses the following three points: make teaching goals explicit and compare them with colleagues' goals, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site features an excerpt from Dr. Jamie McKenzie's book, Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School Community. The featured chapter is on the use of scaffolding techniques in an electronic context to organize and support student investigation or inquiry, and how it helps keep students focused on whatever issue, problem or question is driving a research project. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article recounts how students in teacher Joe Banaszynski's classes at Lance Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin used scaffolding to conduct a research project about the American Revolution. The article describes the step-by-step process and how using scaffolding techniques created different results than past activities and lessons about the same subject. The article also presents the definition ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This volume of the Journal of the Virtual Explorer contains 19 papers in both html and pdf formats. Topics include microstructures, rheology, microfabrics, Mohr circles, natural deformation and deformation experiments. Some of the articles contain animated graphics and slide sets. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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This article discusses the toxic effects of inhalation of gallium arsenide, indium arsenide and indium phosphide dusts. Exposure to these semiconductor compounds in the microelectronic industry can occur during the preparation of materials, cleaning and maintenance operations. The article discusses the limited findings about routes of exposure and effects on biological systems including pulmonary, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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This resource is a journal article about the impacts of minerals on human health. The article presents three recent examples of medical geology studies that illustrate the impacts of minerals and trace elements on human health. Topics covered include exposure to asbestos and soil fungus, hydroxylapatite (the mineral in bones), and exposure to toxic levels of trace elements. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental science, Geochemistry
 
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This is a journal article that describes the current status of five well-known earth materials that regulatory agencies, such as the EPA, have identified as significant health risks. The article includes background information and describes the risks associated with arsenic, asbestos, mercury, silica and radon. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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Sequence stratigraphy is a modern name for a familiar concept. This article discusses the evolution of related terminology by addressing basic elements and concepts of sequence stratigraphy. Illustrations are used to support the article and further readings are recommended for more in-depth explanations. Full description.
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