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  1. Science Quizzes

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    Offered by Exploit, a nonprofit and independent California Corporation, the Science Quizzes site contains more than forty quizzes in various science subjects. Topics include astronomy, physics, weather, chemistry, water, cold, Mars, and other physical and biological subjects. Each quiz allows users to choose from among several answers and then check to see how many they got right. Although fairly short and lacking correct answer explanations, the questions should definitely spark the interest of students and get them to explore the subjects further.

  2. Benefits of Prelecture Quizzes

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    Narloch, Rodger; Garbin, Calvin P.; Turnage, Kimberly D.

    2006-01-01

    We investigated the use of quizzes administered prior to lecture (i.e., prelecture quizzes) and compared them to no-quiz control groups. In previous research, the success of administering quizzes after covering a topic (i.e., postlecture quizzes) was contingent on the quizzes and the subsequent exams being of similar level and content. However,…

  3. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: Quiz Content

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.

    2012-01-01

    I administered quizzes to two sections of a course named "The Psychology of Learning." There were three multiple choice exams during the semester. Quizzes were given between exam 1 and exam 2. For one section, (lecture) quizzes occurred after the material had been covered in lecture. For the other section, quizzes were based on material not yet…

  4. Astronomy Quizzes

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    Arny, Thomas

    This website contains a collection of quizzes from a wide range of topics. Subjects covered include historical astronomy, astronomical units and scales, telescopes, planetary geology, the sun, stellar evolution, cosmology, and life in the universe. These quizzes have five to ten multiple choice questions each. Quizzes are graded automatically and the student is told which answers are correct and incorrect.

  5. Quizzes and Tutorials

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    Undergraduate students, are you looking for additional chemistry practice problems? If so, you should visit this Web site created by The Ohio State University's Chemistry Department. Users will find fifteen test banks covering an abundance of chemistry topics including Quantum Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, and Electrochemistry. Within each test bank, students will find numerous three-question quizzes. After taking a quiz, visitors can observe their performance and learn the correct answers. This site will certainly help students improve their chemistry knowledge.

  6. Does a Quiz Facilitate or Spoil Language Learning? Instructional Effects of Lesson Review Quizzes.

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    Sasaki, Yoshinori; Hayakawa, Harumi

    2003-01-01

    Two studies clarified instructional effects of review quizzes as part of assessment. In one, a survey instrument was administered to Japanese college students, inquiring if they would like to have quizzes as part of assessment. In the second, a different set of students in the following year's Japanese course were allowed to choose whether they…

  7. Winter Storms Weather Quizzes

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    Quizzes pg 3 pg 22 pg 7 pg 29 pg 13 pg 17 #12;Weather can be calm and peaceful. It also can be violent and the news media. We will tell you what is happening. Stay tuned! Hurricane Warning When the National Weather

  8. Physics Quizzes and Physics Trivia

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    On this site, visitors can access thirty-five quizzes, each with five to ten questions, covering various aspects of physics. The topics here include: special relativity, Ohmâ??s lore, orbital mechanics, inside the atom, types of energy storage, and subatomic and modern physics. For accessibility, each quiz can be played in either Flash or html format. Also, each questionâ??s answer contains a brief explanation why it is the correct answer to help visitors more thoroughly understand the physics principle being tested. This is a useful resource for students to refresh or enhance their knowledge of physics, or for educators to use in the classroom to test studentsâ?? understanding.

  9. Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quizzes

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    2011-01-01

    These quizzes are designed to inspire understanding of the physical, biological and human processes that influence our home planet and cover topics from archaeology to zoology. Several resources for discovering and revealing the meaning of image features may help new geographical detectives to solve the challenging quiz questions. A new Where on Earth...? mystery quiz appears periodically. Answers are published on the MISR web site. The names and hometowns of respondents who answer all questions correctly by the deadline will also be published in the order responses were received. The first 3 people on this list who are not affiliated with NASA, JPL, or MISR and who have not previously won a prize will be sent a print of the image.

  10. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: II

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.

    2011-01-01

    I administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning class in each of 2 consecutive fall semesters. The quizzes were administered between the first and second exams which were also multiple-choice. Quizzes were discontinued after the second exam. After the second exam, students completed a questionnaire…

  11. Spanish Verbs � Educational Quizzes

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    As any non-native Spanish-speaker will attest to, there is nothing more difficult than learning to conjugate those irregular Spanish verbs. Fortunately, the quizzes from Quiz Tree can help. Each quiz, with twenty-five to fifty questions apiece, targets specific basic Spanish infinitives, such as �estar� (to be), �jugar� (to play), and �hacer� (to make). The multiple-choice questions ask students to identify the proper conjugation of the selected verb in each tense (including the preterito impefecto) taking the subject into consideration (nosotros, etc.). These activities are excellent resources for instructors who teach beginning or intermediate Spanish courses to use in the classroom or as supporting material. They are also helpful for students new to Spanish or who need to refresh their rusty Spanish skills. Qu� bueno!

  12. Both multiple-choice and short-answer quizzes enhance later exam performance in middle and high school classes.

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    McDermott, Kathleen B; Agarwal, Pooja K; D'Antonio, Laura; Roediger, Henry L; McDaniel, Mark A

    2014-03-01

    Practicing retrieval of recently studied information enhances the likelihood of the learner retrieving that information in the future. We examined whether short-answer and multiple-choice classroom quizzing could enhance retention of information on classroom exams taken for a grade. In seventh-grade science and high school history classes, students took intermittent quizzes (short-answer or multiple-choice, both with correct-answer feedback) on some information, whereas other information was not initially quizzed but received equivalent coverage in all other classroom activities. On the unit exams and on an end-of-semester exam, students performed better for information that had been quizzed than that not quizzed. An unanticipated and key finding is that the format of the quiz (multiple-choice or short-answer) did not need to match the format of the criterial test (e.g., unit exam) for this benefit to emerge. Further, intermittent quizzing cannot be attributed to intermittent reexposure to the target facts: A restudy condition produced less enhancement of later test performance than did quizzing with feedback. Frequent classroom quizzing with feedback improves student learning and retention, and multiple-choice quizzing is as effective as short-answer quizzing for this purpose. PMID:24274234

  13. Can formative quizzes predict or improve summative exam performance?*

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    Zhang, Niu; Henderson, Charles N.R.

    2015-01-01

    Objective Despite wide use, the value of formative exams remains unclear. We evaluated the possible benefits of formative assessments in a physical examination course at our chiropractic college. Methods Three hypotheses were examined: (1) Receiving formative quizzes (FQs) will increase summative exam (SX) scores, (2) writing FQ questions will further increase SE scores, and (3) FQs can predict SX scores. Hypotheses were tested across three separate iterations of the class. Results The SX scores for the control group (Class 3) were significantly less than those of Classes 1 and 2, but writing quiz questions and taking FQs (Class 1) did not produce significantly higher SX scores than only taking FQs (Class 2). The FQ scores were significant predictors of SX scores, accounting for 52% of the SX score. Sex, age, academic degrees, and ethnicity were not significant copredictors. Conclusion Our results support the assertion that FQs can improve written SX performance, but students producing quiz questions didn't further increase SX scores. We concluded that nonthreatening FQs may be used to enhance student learning and suggest that they also may serve to identify students who, without additional remediation, will perform poorly on subsequent summative written exams. PMID:25517737

  14. Lessons Learned in the Use of WIRIS Quizzes to Upgrade Moodle to Solve Electrical Circuits

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    Bogarra Rodriguez, S.; Corbalan Fuertes, M.; Font Piera, A.; Plaza Garcia, I.; Solsona, F. J. A.

    2012-01-01

    WIRIS quizzes are an online mathematics tool for educational purposes that upgrade Moodle quizzes and allow the development of personalized quizzes using random data and conditional instructions. WIRIS quizzes can be used in any mathematics or science degree; their complex operators allow it to be used to solve electrical circuits. This tool…

  15. Increasing student success using online quizzing in introductory (majors) biology.

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    Orr, Rebecca; Foster, Shellene

    2013-01-01

    Students often complain about their perceived disconnect between the time and effort spent studying and their subsequent performance on exams. Robert Bjork's research asserts that retrieval of stored information acts as a memory modifier, and that using tests as learning events creates "desirable difficulties that enhance learning." To determine the effect of utilizing testing as a learning event in the introductory (majors) biology classroom, we used an online homework platform to give required quizzes throughout the course. Analysis of exam grades earned by those taking 100% of pre-exam quizzes indicates that not only does this group have a significantly higher exam average than the group of students who took 0% of the pre-exam quizzes, but they also have a significantly higher exam average than the class average. Through detailed, statistical analysis, the benefit of quizzing is demonstrated to be significant for students of diverse academic abilities. Pre-exam quizzing using an online homework platform is an effective way to increase student performance on exams and allows class time to be utilized for teaching activities. PMID:24006398

  16. Quizzing Students on the Myths of Science

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    Eugene L. Chiappetta

    2004-11-01

    One way to promote better understanding of the nature of science is to study myths of science by teaching, testing, and reflecting on these ideas at many points during instruction. The authors have developed a "Myths of Science" quiz for students that may be useful both as an assessment tool and advanced instructional organizer. Some of the quiz statements represent myths regarding the Nature of Science (NOS), while others more accurately reflect NOS. These statements provide an engaging focus on faulty notions of how authentic science really functions.

  17. Interactive Learning Using Expert System Quizzes on the Internet.

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    Byers, John A.

    1999-01-01

    Describes a software system that allows teachers and students in practically any subject to make interactive expert systems of quizzes on the Internet. Discusses the design of the system, including building a database of questions and answers; integrating text files of questions and answers with JavaScript-HTML pages; and the JavaScript and HTML…

  18. Use of On-line Practice Quizzes Enhances Student Performance in Anatomy & Physiology

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    Jerry D Norton (Georgia State University Biology Department)

    2005-12-01

    An article from HAPS-EDucator reporting the integration of On-Line WebCT (Web Course Tools) practice quizzes for Anatomy & Physiology. The article describes the layout and components of the quizzes and the exam means, and final grade distributions before and after implementing the quizzes.

  19. Use of unsupervised online quizzes as formative assessment in a medical physiology course: effects of incentives on student participation and performance

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    PhD Jonathan Kibble (St. George's University Department of Physiology and Neuroscience)

    2007-09-08

    Online quizzes were introduced into a large Medical Physiology class to provide students with formative assessment before midterm and final summative examinations. Use of unsupervised online quizzes was chosen to provide a flexible supplementary learning tool for students without overwhelming a small faculty. Several quiz models were applied, which varied in the availability of course credit points for participation and performance. The aims of the study were to investigate if participation in formative assessment was associated with improved course outcomes, if offering incentives for completing quizzes affected student participation, and if quiz performance was predictive of summative examination outcomes. Results showed that students who elected to use online quizzes performed better in summative examinations. Offering course credit of between 0.5% and 2% per quiz increased student participation. However, evidence was found for widespread inappropriate use of unsupervised online quizzes when incentives for participation were applied. Predictive validity of online quizzes could be demonstrated when comparing the first of several quiz attempts with subsequent summative examination scores.

  20. Intermittent quizzing enhances learning in a middle school classroom 1 Both Multiple-Choice and Short-Answer Quizzes Enhance Later Exam

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    McDermott, Kathleen

    of information on classroom exams taken for a grade. In 7th grade science and high school history classesIntermittent quizzing enhances learning in a middle school classroom 1 Both Multiple-Choice and Short-Answer Quizzes Enhance Later Exam Performance in Middle and High School Classes Kathleen B. Mc

  1. The Effect of Online Chapter Quizzes on Exam Performance in an Undergraduate Social Psychology Course.

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    Johnson, Bethany C; Kiviniemi, Marc T

    2009-01-01

    Assigned textbook readings are a common requirement in undergraduate courses, but students often do not complete reading assignments or do not do so until immediately before an exam. This may have detrimental effects on learning and course performance. Regularly scheduled quizzes on reading material may increase completion of reading assignments and therefore course performance. This study examined the effectiveness of compulsory, mastery-based, weekly reading quizzes as a means of improving exam and course performance. Completion of reading quizzes was related to both better exam and course performance. The discussion includes recommendations for the use of quizzes in undergraduate courses. PMID:20046908

  2. The Effect of Online Chapter Quizzes on Exam Performance in an Undergraduate Social Psychology Course

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    Johnson, Bethany C.; Kiviniemi, Marc T.

    2009-01-01

    Assigned textbook readings are a common requirement in undergraduate courses, but students often do not complete reading assignments or do not do so until immediately before an exam. This may have detrimental effects on learning and course performance. Regularly scheduled quizzes on reading material may increase completion of reading assignments and therefore course performance. This study examined the effectiveness of compulsory, mastery-based, weekly reading quizzes as a means of improving exam and course performance. Completion of reading quizzes was related to both better exam and course performance. The discussion includes recommendations for the use of quizzes in undergraduate courses. PMID:20046908

  3. Get Body Smart: Respiratory System Interactive Tutorials & Quizzes

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    Sheffield, Scott

    Don't know your trachea from your bronchioles? Never fear, as this informative and delightful interactive website from GetBodySmart.com contains interactive learning exercises designed to help users learn about the respiratory system. The site features seven tutorials that feature both explanatory text passages and well-labeled illustrations. These tutorials cover the larynx, the pharynx, the nose, and four other parts of the respiratory system. After looking through these tutorials, visitors may wish to take the visual quizzes, which come in both multiple choice and short answer formats. For those hoping to learn more about other body systems, they will want to take a look at the additional links offered here.

  4. The Impact of Cooperative Quizzes in a Large Introductory Astronomy Course for Non-Science Majors

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    Zeilik, Michael; Morris, Vicky J.

    2004-01-01

    In Astronomy 101 at the University of New Mexico, we carried out a repeated-items experiment on quizzes and tests to investigate the impact of cooperative testing. This trial was the only change in a reformed course format that had been refined over previous semesters. Our research questions were: (1) Did cooperative quizzes result in gains for…

  5. Online Quizzes as a Study Tool for Biology for Non-Science Majors

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    Muchovej, J. J.

    2009-01-01

    Students of a required biology course for non-science majors were given an opportunity to take online multiple choice quizzes during the weekend interval between classes. Incentives were that they would be given extra credit for their participation. Questions from the quizzes were then placed on the next exam. After the exam was given, the number…

  6. The Effect of Frequent Quizzes on Short- and Long-Term Academic Performance.

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    Geist, James R.; Soehren, Stephen E.

    1997-01-01

    This study examined effects of frequent quizzes on dental student performance in a course on introductory radiology. Results indicated the group (N=36) with frequent quizzes performed significantly better than the control group (n=35) on midterm and final examinations (but not post-tests), and assessed course content and instructor more…

  7. Algebra Quiz

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    Test your algebra skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to solve algebraic linear and quadratic equations of one variable. Choose difficulty level, question types, and time limit. Algebra Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

  8. Estimator Quiz

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    Test your estimation skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to estimate the answer to addition, multiplication, and percentage questions. Choose difficulty level, question types, and time. Estimator Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

  9. Arithmetic Quiz

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    Arithmetic Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on arithmetic with whole numbers and integers. Parameters: Level of difficulty and types of questions. Arithmetic Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

  10. On-line Quizzing and its Effect on Student Engagement and Academic Performance

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    Mark G. Urtel; Rafael E. Bahamonde; Alan E. Mikesky; Eileen M. Udry; Jeff S. Vessel

    2006-01-01

    The goal of this study was to determine if on-line out-of-class quizzing would lead to increases in (a) classroom engagement (b) academic performance and (c) preparation perception of college students. Twenty-four sophomore level students enrolled in a required functional anatomy course participated in this study. Results from this study indicate that on-line quizzing had a statistically significant impact on some

  11. Does Structured Quizzing with Process Specific Feedback Lead to Learning Gains in an Active Learning Geoscience Classroom?

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    Palsole, S.; Serpa, L. F.

    2013-12-01

    There is a great realization that efficient teaching in the geosciences has the potential to have far reaching effects in outreach to decision and policy makers (Herbert, 2006; Manduca & Mogk, 2006). This research in turn informs educators that the geosciences by the virtue of their highly integrative nature play an important role in serving as an entry point into STEM disciplines and helping developing a new cadre of geoscientists, scientists and a general population with an understanding of science. Keeping these goals in mind we set to design introductory geoscience courses for non-majors and majors that move away from the traditional lecture models which don't necessarily contribute well to knowledge building and retention ((Handelsman et al., 2007; Hake, 1997) to a blended active learning classroom where basic concepts and didactic information is acquired online via webquests, lecturettes and virtual field trips and the face to face portions of the class are focused on problem solving exercises. The traditional way to ensure that students are prepared for the in-class activity is to have the students take a quiz online to demonstrate basic competency. In the process of redesign, we decided to leverage the technology to build quizzes that are highly structured and map to a process (formation of divergent boundaries for example) or sets of earth processes that we needed the students to know before in-class activities. The quizzes can be taken multiple times and provide process specific feedback, thus serving as a heuristic to the students to ensure they have acquired the necessary competency. The heuristic quizzes were developed and deployed over a year with the student data driving the redesign process to ensure synchronicity. Preliminary data analysis indicates a positive correlation between higher student scores on in-class application exercises and time spent on the process quizzes. An assessment of learning gains also indicate a higher degree of self efficacy among students who took the quizzes multiple times vs. the students who took the quizzes just enough times to ensure a passing grade.

  12. INTERACTIVE QUIZZES AS AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND EDUCATION TOOLS

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    An interactive computer quiz display is being developed for use at the WV State Fair. The self-standing, self-explanatory digital interaction project educates as it entertains. Instead of being handed promotional literature on demand, visitors are awarded prizes or incentives after they have inter...

  13. Giving Online Quizzes in Corporate Finance and Investments for a Better Use of Seat Time

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    Peng, Zhuoming

    2007-01-01

    The primary benefit of providing out-of-class online quizzes in a face-to-face class is to gain more in-class time. A study designed to investigate this issue was conducted during the Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters. Thirty-one and 34 Corporate Finance undergraduate students from each semester, and 33 and 36 Investments undergraduate…

  14. Students' Performance and Satisfaction with Web vs. Paper-Based Practice Quizzes and Lecture Notes

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    Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Ney, Muriel; Charles, Sandrine; Lallich-Boidin, Genevieve

    2009-01-01

    The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred…

  15. Test-Enhanced Learning in the Classroom: Long-Term Improvements from Quizzing

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    Roediger, Henry L., III; Agarwal, Pooja K.; McDaniel, Mark A.; McDermott, Kathleen B.

    2011-01-01

    Three experiments examined whether quizzing promotes learning and retention of material from a social studies course with sixth grade students from a suburban middle school. The material used in the experiments was the course material students were to learn and some of the dependent measures were the actual tests on which students received grades.…

  16. The effects of group quizzes on performance and motivation to learn: Two experiments in cooperative learning

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    B. Douglas Clinton; James M. Kohlmeyer

    2005-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of group quizzes on accounting students’ performance and motivation to learn. While cooperative learning in accounting education has been studied in recent years, the effects on student performance have been mixed [Lancaster, K.A.S., Strand, C.A., 1999. Using the team-learning model in a managerial accounting class: an experiment in cooperative learning. Issues in Accounting Education 16(4),

  17. 1. Progress toward the synthesis of vancosamine using a tandem [4+2]/[3+2] cycloaddition. 2. Discussion boards and pre-lecture quizzes in organic chemistry courses

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    Miller, Tyson A.

    The sugar vancosamine is one of the two sugar residues found on the broad spectrum antibiotic vancomycin. A strategy using a tandem intermolecular [4+2]/intermolecular [3+2] cycloaddition with nitro olefins was employed in an effort to enantioselectively synthesize the target. The [4+2] cycloaddition proceeded well with tin tetrachloride in high yield. However, the products from the [3+2] cycloaddition afforded diastereomers with stereocenters that were inconsistent with the natural product. An online facilitated group work assignment was introduced to a first semester non-majors organic chemistry lecture courses with large enrollments (˜300--660 students). Student opinion surveys, performance scores, and a detailed account of time spent by the facilitator afforded insight on the value of such assignments with large class sizes. Format and number of attempts were varied in online pre-lecture quizzes administered to a first semester non-majors organic chemistry lecture course. Student quiz performance and post-quiz assessment shows significant differences in mastery of material and class preparedness with format and number of attempts. When combined with student survey data, recommendations are made as to how format selection and number of attempts can optimize the value of online pre-lecture quizzes as a learning tool and as an assessment tool.

  18. Fraction Quiz

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    Test your fraction skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to simplify fractions, convert fractions to decimals and percentages, and answer algebra questions involving fractions. Choose difficulty level, question types, and time. Fraction Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

  19. Quiz Making Activities Using the Multi-Mouse Quiz System in an Elementary School

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    Zhou, Juan; Mori, Mikihiko; Ueda, Hiroshi; Kita, Hajime

    2013-01-01

    The Multi-Mouse Quiz System is an application used to treat quizzes in a classroom or other learning environment. The system comprises the Multi Mouse Quiz (MMQ) and MMQEditor. The MMQ is an application of Single Display Groupware (SDG), which enables multiple users to answer quizzes by connecting several mice to an ordinary computer. The…

  20. Order of Operations Quiz

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    This activity allows the user to practice order of operations with addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, exponents, and parentheses. Order of Operations Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

  1. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 09-01 Unit Exams and quizzes. Assign reading skills sufficient to com-

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    Barrash, Warren

    aesthetic sensibilities and value judgments relative to a live, jazz performance and make distinc- tionsMUS102 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 09-01 Unit Exams and quizzes. Assign style periods of jazz and all related artists ; Introduce listening/ aural techniques sufficient

  2. Research and Teaching: Student Success Indicators Associated with Clicker-Administered Quizzes in an Honors Introductory Biology Course

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    Kulesza, Amy E.; Clawson, Megan E.; Ridgway, Judith S.

    2014-01-01

    Instructors are frequently uncertain about the usefulness of methods to promote student-centered learning and uneasy about adopting new technologies such as clickers. We describe a study in which an honors biology instructor implemented clickers as a mechanism for students to complete in-class quizzes. To determine the usefulness of this approach,…

  3. Mastery Quizzing as a Signaling Device to Cue Attention to Lecture Material

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    Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Mahon, Katie

    2009-01-01

    A mastery quiz is a miniquiz given at the start and end of a lecture period used to signal key lecture concepts. It also provides an incentive for focused attention and regular and punctual attendance. Students earn points toward their final grades for submitting correct responses at either or both testings. Introductory psychology students showed…

  4. Quiz Today: Should I Skip Class?

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    Zizler, Peter

    2013-01-01

    How does selective assessment, wherein one counts only the best "k" out of "n" quizzes set, impact grade inflation? Based on our analysis, a specific quantitative answer can be given to a student who plans to skip a quiz, depending, of course, on the student's quiz writing consistency or inconsistency.

  5. MA 223: Online Quiz Instructions

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    Devilyna L Nichols

    2006-12-28

    All online quizzes are setup using Eastern Standard Time, following daylight savings time. You will ... Course Key on this page and click on the Assignment tab. ... of your quiz scores to date, you can click on Check my grades for this course. ... Content issues can be asked in the Math Help Room (MATH 205) and during your ...

  6. Interactive Quizzes on Climate Change

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    This website allows you to test your knowledge on 5 topics. Warm Up: Test your knowledge about global temperature change and its impact on Earth's climate; Freeze Frames: How much do you know about glaciers and ice caps?; Sea Change: Test your knowledge of sea level rise and its effect on global populations; It's A Gas: Test your knowledge of carbon dioxide and why it's so important to climate stability and our quality of life; Each test consists of 10 questions and are immediately scored. The final module, 10 Things You Never Knew About Earth: Discover some amazing and little-known facts about our home planet, allows you to learn facts about the Earth and Climate Change.

  7. Geography: Maps, Country Information, Quizzes

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    In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers defined five themes of geography. What themes? Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This site from About.com, with its attractive layout and accessible articles, makes clear just how fascinating and complex the field of geography really is. Start with the newsfeed, The Latest in Geography, to get a handle on whatâ??s breaking now in terms of research and writing. Then move on to Geography Categories, where you can explore Maps, Country Information, Physical Geography, and more. A Free email newsletter is also available, allowing readers to effortlessly connect with essential articles, such as â??What will happen if Scots vote to become independent in September?â?

  8. Studying as Fun and Games: Effects on College Students' Quiz Performance

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    Neef, Nancy A.; Perrin, Christopher J.; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Rodrigues, Lilian C.

    2011-01-01

    We examined college students' participation in a game activity for studying course material on their subsequent quiz performance. Game conditions were alternated with another activity counterbalanced across two groups of students in a multielement design. Overall, the mean percentage correct on quizzes was higher during the game condition than…

  9. The endocrine quiz.

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    Kalra, Sanjay; Baruah, Manash P; Nagesh, V Sri

    2014-05-01

    With the recent explosion in endocrine conferences, audience fatigue has set in and conference planners are now looking at newer pedagogic methods to revive the interest of audiences in these conferences. The endocrine quiz has finally come of vogue and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular attractions of any ranking endocrine conference. The endocrine quiz has a large and varied palette and draws questions from religious scriptures, history, literature, current affairs, sports, movies and basic and paramedical sciences. The more we delve into the quizzable aspects of endocrinology, the more we realize that endocrinology is ubiquitous and there is no sphere in human life untouched by endocrine disorders. Be it epic characters like Kumbhakarna and Bheema, fiction characters like Tintin or Orphan Annie, sportspersons like Gail Devers or heads of state like George Bush Sr and Boris Yeltsin, all have contributed to the melting pot of endocrine quizzing. Adding further grist to the endocrine mill are the Nobel prizes, with their attendant anecdotes and controversies. Step into this world of endocrine quizzing to have an up close and personal look at the diverse facets of this subject. PMID:24944922

  10. The endocrine quiz

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    Kalra, Sanjay; Baruah, Manash P.; Nagesh, V. Sri

    2014-01-01

    With the recent explosion in endocrine conferences, audience fatigue has set in and conference planners are now looking at newer pedagogic methods to revive the interest of audiences in these conferences. The endocrine quiz has finally come of vogue and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular attractions of any ranking endocrine conference. The endocrine quiz has a large and varied palette and draws questions from religious scriptures, history, literature, current affairs, sports, movies and basic and paramedical sciences. The more we delve into the quizzable aspects of endocrinology, the more we realize that endocrinology is ubiquitous and there is no sphere in human life untouched by endocrine disorders. Be it epic characters like Kumbhakarna and Bheema, fiction characters like Tintin or Orphan Annie, sportspersons like Gail Devers or heads of state like George Bush Sr and Boris Yeltsin, all have contributed to the melting pot of endocrine quizzing. Adding further grist to the endocrine mill are the Nobel prizes, with their attendant anecdotes and controversies. Step into this world of endocrine quizzing to have an up close and personal look at the diverse facets of this subject. PMID:24944922

  11. Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement

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    McDermott, Kathleen

    Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students' knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing (quizzing) can be used to foster students' learning of course content

  12. The Effects of Certain and Uncertain Reinforcement Procedures on the Quiz Submission and Performance of College Students

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    Berkovits, Shira Melody

    2011-01-01

    College instructors often provide homework so that their students can review class material; however some students do not take advantage of these review opportunities. This study compared the effects of a certain reward and a lottery reward on the quiz submission rates and accuracy of 112 college students. In Baseline, quizzes were for practice…

  13. Teaching Baroreflex Physiology to Medical Students: A Comparison of Quiz-Based and Conventional Teaching Strategies in a Laboratory Exercise

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    Berg, Ronan M. G.; Plovsing, Ronni R.; Damgaard, Morten

    2012-01-01

    Quiz-based and collaborative teaching strategies have previously been found to be efficient for the improving meaningful learning of physiology during lectures. These approaches have, however, not been investigated during laboratory exercises. In the present study, we compared the impact of solving quizzes individually and in groups with…

  14. YouTube and Video Quizzes

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    Yee, Kevin; Hargis, Jace

    2010-01-01

    The Internet sensation YouTube (http://www.youtube.com) has become such a force online that it was estimated in 2006 to account for a full tenth of the bandwidth by the entire Internet in the United States (WebProNews, 2007), and to use as much bandwidth in 2007 as the entire Internet had done in 2000 (Carter, 2008). Like many technological tools…

  15. Syllabus Quiz

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    Karin Kirk

    This quiz is part of the first unit of the course. The text of two examples quizzes is below, and of course you would want to change the questions and answers to reflect the policies and important points of your own course. Show an example quiz Hide Self Test: Course Guidelines Correct answers are in italics. Attendance in this course is optional required three times a week required once per week required once per module Attendance does not count toward the grade counts for 10% of the overall course grade The most valuable part of the course in terms of point value is written assignments discussions final project You may contact me by sending a private message using the course email using private email using Skype arranging a time to talk on the phone all of the above Answers to the written questions at the end of each module should be based on the textbook only can be answered by pasting in text from Wikipedia can be answered with information from a combination of the textbook and credible web sites Pasting in text from a web site to answer written questions is a great time-saver OK if it's from a credible or a recommended site allowed if you give credit to the author explicitly not allowed, and will result in zero points being awarded Answering written questions using text that is verbatim (or nearly so) from the textbook is helpful if it answers the question exactly OK if you put quotations around the text explicitly not allowed, and will result in zero points being awarded True or false: Answers to written assignment questions have to be composed entirely in your own words. True False If you use information (not exact text) from the textbook or web sites to answer written assignment questions, you need to be thankful that you found the answers give the URL of the website and the page number from the textbook The best way to earn a high grade in the discussions is to post a lot write posts that contain relevant content post something you think the instructor will agree with Writing a discussion post that is based on your opinion can be a good way to jump into the discussion is especially relevant if you have direct personal or professional experience with the topic is not worth as many points as a more substantive post that you researched from other sources should not be the only type of post you make all of the above If you don't like science you should suffer through this course and hope for a C try to change your personality so that you do like science understand that even though this is a science course, it mostly deals with aspects of everyday life that most people find to be quite interesting Show another example quiz Hide Example Syllabus Quiz Mel Huff, Geology & Environmental Science Faculty, NEO A&M College Correct answers are in italics. Feel free to change the answers to fit your particular course. In addition, I change the questions from semester to semester if the previous class had struggled understanding or remembering part of the syllabus. These questions are the ones that I repeatedly get asked throughout each semester, even though the answers are stated in the syllabus as well as other locations in the course. 1. How often should you log into this class? Once a month or less Never At least once per week Every few weeks or so 2. I will be able to turn in late homework. True False 3. I will be able to make up an exam. True False 4. I have to pass lab to pass the class. True False 5. How will exams be taken? Via D2L We don't have exams in this class proctored 6. I don't have to respond to EVERY discussion True False 7. How will labs occur? (select all that apply) We don't have labs for this class We will meet during 2 Saturday sessions to do labs Lab is optional for this class I will download instructions and do labs on my own 8. What is the purpose of the tentative schedule listed at the end of the Syllabus? To keep me on track for finishing the course So that I have an idea of what we will be covering I have no idea It has no purpose 9. Which of the following will you be able to drop one of? (select a

  16. Anatomy Quiz Pro app.

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    Ryan, Bridget

    2015-03-18

    There are many apps for learning anatomy, but this one is developed by an established developer in California called Real Bodywork, and uses the novel approach of multiple-choice quizzes. It is proving popular with students and is an excellent study tool for basic anatomy. PMID:25783267

  17. Using Group Quizzes to Engage Students in Learning Calculus

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    Xue, Fei; McGivney-Burelle, Jean

    2012-01-01

    As noted in "Beyond Crossroads" (AMATYC, 2006), for today's students, learning mathematics is participatory and depends on the active involvement of students (p. 53). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics shares the point of view that the teaching and learning of mathematics should include giving students ample opportunity to think…

  18. You are invited to attend Classes Without Quizzes

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    Weiblen, George D

    Industry Horticultural Science professor Jim Luby will discuss the history of grape growing and winemaking. #12;Session II E) New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map: What it Means for Gardeners Horticultural Science, dissect flowers, and design his/ her own pollinators and flowers. Led by educators from the Bell Museum

  19. I. Two-photon spectroscopic characterization of the properties of (1) Naturally occurring peridinin in solution and in PCP complex and (2) Synthetic porphyrin and chlorin compounds, and, II. Online pre-lecture quiz design for optimization of student learning and assessment in a first semester general chemistry lecture course for non-science majors

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    Shima, Sumie

    2007-05-01

    The two-photon spectroscopic technique is applied to analyze the optical properties of synthetic porphyrin, chlorin, and chlorin-like compounds. All two-photon spectra that were obtained for four compounds have shown similar characteristics that the vibronic transition of the lowest excited state at around 16.8 kK (˜600 nm) is the most intense two-photon band in the visible spectral region. Further computational analysis is suggested to fully characterize this behavior. The other compound analyzed using two-photon spectroscopic method is a naturally occurring peridinin from Amphidinium carterae. Peridinin absorbs light in the UV-Vis regions. However, many spectroscopic and computational studies suggest the existence of the spectroscopic inactive, electronic singlet excited state of the lower transition energy. The two-photon spectroscopic method is advantageous for characterizing optical properties of such one-photon forbidden (invisible) transitions. The obtained two-photon spectrum almost coincides with one-photon spectrum, with the vibronic feature which originated from the lowest electronic singlet excited state. Three lower singlet excited states have been distinguished in the two-photon ratio spectra, and these states have been analyzed computationally. The second part of this dissertation investigates the design of online pre-lecture quizzes. Based on the previously observed effects of online pre-lecture quizzes on student learning in an organic chemistry course for non-major, pre-professional students, similar pre-lecture quiz assignments have been implemented to a general chemistry course for non-science major students. An online pre-lecture quiz consists of five multiple-choice questions which have been randomly selected from question database. Students were given various numbers of attempts for each quiz. According to the quantitative data analysis of pre-lecture quizzes and post-tests, the recommended number of attempts for pre-lecture quiz assignments is five for this group of students to optimize student learning. However, the quiz data shows that the quiz scores are dependent on quiz question difficulty and content difficulty. This experiment must be repeated for a more precise analysis of the effect of this online pre-lecture quiz design. The qualitative analyses of student opinions from survey data are presented and discussed together with the effects of possible factors affecting students' test scores.

  20. Videos and Cool Tools: MedlinePlus

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    ... Test your knowledge with the interactive tutorials and games. Check your health by using the calculators and ... latest news Anatomy Videos Surgery Videos Calculators & Quizzes Games All calculators & quizzes Antibiotics Quiz Asthma Quiz Breast ...

  1. COPD Quiz

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    ... for the Public » Health Topics » COPD Quiz Explore COPD What Is... Other Names Causes Who Is at Risk Signs & Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Prevention Living With Clinical Trials Links Quiz Related ...

  2. The Enhancement of Student's Learning in Both Lower-Division and Upper-Division Classes by a Quiz-Based Approach

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    Faraji, Sepideh

    2012-01-01

    In this study, an investigation into the proper use of weekly quizzes in chemical engineering program has been conducted. The traditional weekly homework assignments were replaced with weekly paper quizzes. Achievement levels of students were compared with those students who learn through traditional homework assignments only. The results show the…

  3. HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 3 - Trigeminal System (Pain and Temperature)

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    Haines, Duane E.

    One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

  4. HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 1 - Anterolateral System (Temperature, Touch, and Pain)

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    Haines, Duane E.

    One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

  5. Cosmetics Quiz

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    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a special division that deals with cosmetics called the Office of Cosmetics and Colors. They've prepared this quiz so you can test what you know about makeup.

  6. Pregnancy Quiz

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    Skip Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Pregnancy Quiz Past Issues / Winter 2008 Table of Contents ... what you should do to promote a healthy pregnancy True or False? I should not drink any ...

  7. Physics 416 Quiz Quiz 2 Capitalization

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    Hart, Gus

    Physics 416 Quiz Quiz 2 Capitalization Name: ___________________________________ Examine the bolded of 400 gauss. 7. The mixture of oxygen (o), helium (he) and einsteinium (es) led the following conclusion

  8. Color Quiz

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    Ms. Freeman

    2006-02-14

    Please take this Quiz. It is not that hard. Remember If you understand color, you will be able to use color in your artwork more effectively. For your Quiz please answer the 18 questions below. Here are some sites you have already seen that will help you answer the questions. Color Theory Color Vocabulary Wikipedia color theory You may write your answers down on a piece of paper or you can type the answers up. Make sure name, period, and date are on assignment ...

  9. Color Quiz

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    JoLene

    2008-09-29

    Please take this Quiz. It is not that hard. Remember If you understand color, you will be able to use color in your artwork more effectively. For your Quiz please answer the 18 questions below. Here are some sites you have already seen that will help you answer the questions. Color Theory Color Vocabulary Wikipedia color theory You may write your answers down on a piece of paper or you can type the answers up. Make sure name, period, and date are on assignment ...

  10. Improving Geographic Literacy among First-Year Undergraduate Students: Testing the Effectiveness of Online Quizzes

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    Turner, Sally; Leydon, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    To make sense of spatial data, information and concepts strong geographic literacy skills are a prerequisite, yet existing studies suggest a global decline in these skills. Current geographic tools predominantly focus on mapping tasks that do not necessarily lead to an understanding of the broader geographic relevance of location. This article…

  11. Birth Defects Quiz

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    ... and Developmental Disabilities National Center Homepage Share Compartir Birth Defects Quiz Your browser does not support iFrames. Related Pages Share the Birth Defects Quiz Birth Defects Folic Acid Healthy Pregnancy ...

  12. Water Safety Quiz

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    Water Safety Quiz Trivia quiz loading... Please enable javascript. Stay Safe around Water Download water safety tips in English or Spanish and share them with your friends. Make Water Safety a Priority Contact your local Red Cross ...

  13. Who Wants to Be a Biologist? An Excellent Quiz Tool for Students

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    Turner, Ian J.

    2008-01-01

    Lectures tend to be a largely passive experience with respect to student learning and it has been shown that engaging students in their own learning can increase their understanding. Quizzes have been shown to be a mechanism that improves the student learning experience, and other key factors such as a competitive environment, enjoyment, and a…

  14. Ecological Footprint Quiz

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    Redefining Progress

    This Ecological Footprint Quiz asks 15 questions about food, housing, transportation and waste production. The results of the quiz provide an estimate of how much productive land and water are required to support your lifestyle, and how your footprint compares to the average resident in your country. The website also contains answers to common questions about the quiz, tips for reducing your footprint, and detailed information on the calculations and methodology. A useful Excel spreadsheet that contains each calculation in the quiz can be found in the FAQ section.

  15. Folic Acid Quiz

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    ... Global Activities Information For... Media Policy Makers Folic Acid Quiz Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook ... button beside the question. Good Luck! 1. Folic acid is: A a B vitamin B a form ...

  16. Supporting Active Learning in an Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Course Using Group-Based Audience Response Systems Quizzes

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    Donohue, Shane

    2014-01-01

    The use of audience response systems (ARSs) or "clickers" in higher education has increased over the recent years, predominantly owing to their ability to actively engage students, for promoting individual and group learning, and for providing instantaneous feedback to students and teachers. This paper describes how group-based ARS…

  17. Quizzing and Feedback in Computer-Based and Book-Based Training for Workplace Safety and Health

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    Rohlman, Diane S.; Eckerman, David A.; Ammerman, Tammara A.; Fercho, Heather L.; Lundeen, Christine A.; Blomquist, Carrie; Anger, W. Kent

    2005-01-01

    Participants received different amounts of information in either a cTRAIN computer-based instruction (CBI) program or in a booklet format, presented before or concurrently with interactive questions about the information. An interactive CBI presentation that required an overt response during training produced equivalent acquisition and retention…

  18. Quiz Policies and Procedures

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    Bailey, Charlotte M

    2015-01-08

    1. Studying the lesson notes and completing most of the homework problems ... seated very close together and if I see you passing something to your ... Everything ... Do not 'look around' during the quiz; if I see a student's eyes wandering, I.

  19. AFM Diagram Quiz

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    Dexter Perkins

    This exercise should be used after you think students know what AFM diagrams are and how they work. This is sort of a quiz - to see if they can properly interpret the diagrams. There is no point moving on to real projects that involve AFM diagrams if the students don't understand the basics.

  20. Online Quiz Instructions

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    Kelly Beranger

    2006-01-06

    be able log in to complete an assignment from time to time. ... Immediately after ending a quiz, you can click on Check my grades for this course to see your ... Content issues can be asked in the Math Help Room (MATH 205), during your ... None of them are right, and i can not think of anything else to try for this problem to.

  1. Home Energy Quiz

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    Connecticut Energy Education

    Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about energy-saving activities to reduce the cost of heating and cooling, supporting the student examination of energy use, energy efficiency and conservation.

  2. Plate Tectonics Quiz

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    This quiz for younger students asks them 10 questions about plate motions, rock types in continental and oceanic crust, crustal formation and mountain building, the supercontinent Pangea, and the theory of continental drift. A link to a page on continental drift provides information to answer the questions.

  3. Gaps"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of daily quizzes on the performance of college students. Students in an introductory psychology course used their own wireless-enabled devices to take short Internet-based quizzes at the beginning of every class. The quiz items were drawn approximately equally from material covered in the readings and the…

  4. Example of Good Practice of a Learning Environment with a Classroom Response System in a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Course

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    Arteaga, Ines Lopez; Vinken, Esther

    2013-01-01

    Results of a successful pilot study are presented, in which quizzes are introduced in a second year bachelor course for mechanical engineering students. The pilot study course entailed the basic concepts of mechanical vibrations in complex, realistic structures. The quiz is held weekly using a SharePoint application. The purpose of the quizzes is…

  5. Seminar: State Formation After Civil Wars

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roy Licklider

    10% READING QUIZZES: Nine reading quizzes will be given during the semester at the beginning of class; they will not be announced in advance, and no makeups, excuses, or rewrites will be accepted. Each quiz will require you to demonstrate that you have read a specified part of the reading assignment for that day; outlining the major points and noting

  6. The Logic QuizMaster

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    Allen, Collin.

    The philosophy department at Texas A&M University offers The Logic QuizMaster, an interactive question generator produced by Associate Professors Christopher Menzel and Colin Allen. Students wishing to test their knowledge of logic can select among several quiz topics, and QuizMaster will offer help to students who need it. Both instructors and students of logic will benefit from this integrated learning experience.

  7. Global Trends Quiz

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    All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage. Annotated answers identify trends in both prosperous and less-prosperous nations. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

  8. Disabilities and the Law Quiz

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    This document was developed by Access Tech Careers to support successful course completion for students with learning disabilities. It is an example of a quiz to assess how well individuals understand the laws that protect the rights of individuals with learning disabilities and related disorders. The answer key is also available in PDF format: http://accesstechcareers.landmark.edu/files/2011/08/ATE-ld-law-quiz-answers.pdf.

  9. Headaches and Migraines: Migraine 101 Quiz

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    ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Headaches and Migraines Migraine 101 Quiz Past Issues / Spring 2009 Table of ... the facts when it comes to headaches and migraines? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz. True/ ...

  10. The Aging, Learning and Work Quiz.

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    Galbraith, Michael W.

    1990-01-01

    Describes the development of the Aging, Learning, and Work Quiz, a 40-item, true-false self-assessment inventory about changes in learning and work behavior brought about by aging. The quiz has six categories: biology, psychology, learning, decision making, work performance, and health. The quiz and 73 references are provided. (SK)

  11. A "Quiz" on Italian Civilization.

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    Russo, Giuseppe Antonio

    1940-01-01

    The cultural achievements of Italy are utilized to spur interest in the study of Italian. A weekly, multiple-choice type quiz posted on the Italian bulletin board questions curious passers-by in the areas of fine arts, literature, science, geography, history, and miscellaneous items. Sample items of this motivational device follow a description of…

  12. Collaborative Testing Enhances Student Learning

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    PhD Sumangala Rao (Wayne State Univ Sch Med Dept Physiology)

    2002-03-01

    Examinations and quizzes should be used as learning as well as assessment tools. To achieve this goal, an assessment procedure was developed to enhance as well as assess student learning. Students were tested on four different topics of cardiovascular physiology. Each topic was tested by a different type of quiz (fill in the blanks, single best response multiple choice, short essay, or true/false). The students first completed a quiz individually. Once the quiz was completed individually, the students completed the same quiz in groups. Eighty percent of the score on the quiz was based on the individual results, and 20% of the score on the quiz was based on the group results. The performance on the quizzes was significantly higher (P < 0.001) when students completed the quizzes in groups than when they completed the quizzes individually. Results document that completing the quizzes in groups enhances the understanding of the material. In addition, students rated this format superior to the traditional method.

  13. Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz | Alzheimer's disease | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz Past Issues / Fall 2010 Table of Contents How many people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease? as many as 5.1 million as many ...

  14. Spring 2011 Zoology 214 Elementary Physiology

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    O'Gara, Bruce A.

    , each Study Guide will also contain several extra credit questions about information presented on the CD of major organ systems of the human body. Primarily for nursing majors. [Prereq: BIOL 104 or BIOL 105 a makeup quiz is not guaranteed. No makeup quizzes will be offered for the March 10 quiz. Material

  15. When Two Heads Are Worse than One, Revisited: Confidence Resolutions by Individuals in Structured Learning Groups.

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    Puncochar, Judith; And Others

    Individual and group assessments of quiz accuracy and students' discrimination of what they know and what they do not know regarding course material were examined using confidence ratings from 22 graduate students, 47 undergraduates, and their 23 heterogeneous learning groups over 6 quizzes. Students first took each multiple choice quiz as…

  16. Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 203 Sec. 004 Fall 2002 MW 5:30-6:45 PM

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    and inflation, the nature of money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and finance. Grades: Your grade for the course depends solely on your grades on the quizzes and the examinations) highest quiz scores will count toward the semester grade. Each quiz will count as 6% of the course grade

  17. Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 203 Sec. 005 Spring 2002 TR 8:30-9:45 AM

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    and inflation, the nature of money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and finance. Grades: Your grade for the course depends solely on your grades on the quizzes, the term project, and a final exam. The four (4) highest quiz scores will count toward the semester grade. Each quiz will count

  18. Stress Indicators Quiz Never Always

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    Wang, Hai

    Stress Indicators Quiz Never Always 0 1 2 3 4 5 How Often 1. Do you get sick? 2. Do you get burnout! Commit to making a big change! SSS T R E S ST R E S ST R E S S STRESS © University of Southern or tired · Be able to focus only on the stressful situation (i.e. work or family) · Feel irritable

  19. Nurturing Your Newborn: Young Parents' Guide to Baby's First Month. [With Teacher's Guide (Workbook Responses, Quizzes, Answer Keys) and Independent Study Guide.

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    Lindsay, Jeanne Warren; Brunelli, Jean

    A teen mother is likely to be out of school for several weeks following childbirth and will probably spend many hours caring for and bonding with her child. Schools may take this opportunity to allow her to earn elective school credit. This document is comprised of a textbook for use in such a course, a study guide, and a teacher's guide. The…

  20. Testing to enhance retention in human anatomy

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    Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

    2011-01-01

    Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one’s knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body and four about the nervous system, were developed. The quizzes were optional, and no credit was awarded. They were posted online using Blackboard, which provided feedback, and they were very popular. To determine whether the quizzes had any effect on retention, they were given in a controlled setting to 21 future medical and dental students. The weekly quizzes included questions on regional anatomy and an expanded set of questions on the nervous system. Each question about the nervous system was given three times, in a slightly different form each time. The second quiz was given approximately half an hour after the first one, and the third was given one week after the second to assess retention. The quizzes were unpopular, but students showed robust improvement on the questions about the nervous system. The scores increased by almost 9% on the second quiz, with no intervention except viewing the correct answers. The scores were 29% higher on the third quiz than on the first, and there was also a positive correlation between the grades on the quizzes and the final examination. Thus, repeated testing is an effective strategy for learning and retaining information about human anatomy. PMID:21805688

  1. What Makes You, You Quiz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This OLogy activity helps kids understand how intertwined nature and nurture can be. The activity begins with an overview of nature and nurture, explaining how we are products of both. A printable 18-question quiz challenges kids to examine some of their distinguishing traits more closely, determining if nature is solely behind their hair colors, dessert preferences, and other traits. Kids then are asked to give the same test to a friend or family member and examine how and why their answers are different.

  2. Tardigrades: The Living Gummy Bears Quiz

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    FunTrivia.com

    This interactive online quiz features ten questions about tardigrades. Comprised of short answer, true/false, and multiple-choice questions, visitors can submit answers online to receive an immediate score and feedback.

  3. Development of a World Wide Web based quiz management system

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    Taylor, Shannon Carol

    1997-01-01

    One way to assess student's progress In a course is to give a quiz. However, this takes up valuable instruction time from limited lecture schedules. The quiz management system (QMS) is designed to allow users to access an instructor-created quiz...

  4. Quiz and in-class worksheet

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    Karen Hudson-Edwards

    In this brief pre-lecture quiz, students are asked to consider concepts that they have learned in previous lectures, and to answer the questions in a short period of time; hopefully without the aid of lecture notes. The quiz allows students to settle into the lecture, arrive late (many are coming from work), and refresh their geochemical knowledge from previous weeks. In this worksheet students balance chemical equations, work out numbers of moles and masses of compounds, and determine delta H and delta G for a common Earth-surface reaction. This is appropriate for first-year Geology/Earth Sciences students.

  5. Relative Age Self-Design Quiz

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    Becky Remis

    Students write a short essay using relative age principles to describe a fictional set of geologic events and processes (specified in the exercise) that occur in a hypothetical area. The essay is used to develop a geologic profile, and then it is given to another student who is tasked with producing the correct geologic profile (as a quiz), based on the essay information. A teacher-designed rubric is used to score the quiz and to allow students to complete a self-evaluation of their learning.

  6. Tobacco Addiction: 'Why Do I Smoke?' Quiz

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    MENU Return to Web version Tobacco Addiction | “Why do I smoke?" Quiz Why do I smoke? If you learn the answer to this question, it will be easier to ... m hooked." In addition to having a psychological addiction to smoking, you may also be physically addicted ...

  7. Biochemistry Games: "AZ-Quiz" and "Jeopardy!"

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    Rostejnska, Milada; Klimova, Helena

    2011-01-01

    "AZ-Quiz" and "Jeopardy!" are popular television shows and serve as the basis for in-class games designed to support and diversify chemistry instruction at the high school level. Both games were created in Microsoft PowerPoint, which is an easily accessible and controllable instrument that enables the creation of engaging animation. The use of…

  8. Texas 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Supplement

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    1999-09-28

    . (AS 3-2.043). Focused on current Texas 4-H year. One hard copy distributed to each Texas county during late winter/early spring. Download from the Extension Faculty Resource Center or the Texas 4-H Web site. *Texas 4-H Quiz Bowl Guide. (AS 3-2.020...

  9. GeoQuiz 1.1

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    If one canâ??t go around the world in a jet or on a cruise ship, itâ??s not a bad idea to learn about world geography via this handy application. With GeoQuiz 1.1, visitors can zoom in around a map of the world to learn the answers to such basic questions as â??What country is that?â? Of course, they will have to guess from a list of options, as it is a quiz of sorts. The program also contains a number of new modules, such as those for the United States, which is designed to help users learn the location of each state. This version is compatible with all computers running Windows 98 and newer.

  10. Hot Topics Livescience RSS Feeds Newsletters A new brain electrode array wraps

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    Rogers, John A.

    designed brain exercises. Proven Brain Exercises New silken brain implants that mold to the organ's grooves Adv Mo 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Space Animals Health Environment Technology Culture History New Implants Mold & Diagnosis Right Or Left Brain Quiz Discover Your Thinking Style. Browse Our Fun, Free Quizzes Now. While

  11. Adding Test Generation to the Teaching Machine

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    Bruce-Lockhart, Michael; Norvell, Theodore; Crescenzi, Pierluigi

    2009-01-01

    We propose an extension of the Teaching Machine project, called Quiz Generator, that allows instructors to produce assessment quizzes in the field of algorithm and data structures quite easily. This extension makes use of visualization techniques and is based on new features of the Teaching Machine that allow third-party visualizers to be added as…

  12. MATH 325-01 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA Instructor Dr. Jon-Lark Kim

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    Kim, Jon-Lark

    knowledge of College Algebra, in particular solving systems of linear equations and differential special requirements based on assessment from the Disability Resource Center or due to Athletic Events. There will be no quiz when there is a midterm exam. Missed quizzes may not be made up or taken early. There will be 8

  13. Money and Banking Economics 303 Spring 2003 Mr. Miller

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    financial institutions and in controlling inflation and unemployment. Grades: Your grade for the course depends solely on your grades on the quizzes and the examinations, as well as an optional term project, but will lead to extra bonus points. The five (5) highest quiz scores will count toward the semester grade. Each

  14. ARC Meeting with Deans Minutes February 27, 2009, 12 PM 1 PM

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    Low, Steven H.

    was taught after the quiz e. Quizzes are also difficult (ombuds looking into it) 4. Ph 8 a. Labs didn't line up but it's being dealt with b. In general, running well 5. Ph 1b (anal) a. Conducted survey b. Mixed reviews c. Students apprehensive of relativity, but realize that since it's anal, this is expected d

  15. Implementation and Student Perceptions of e-Assessment in a Chemical Engineering Module

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    Sorensen, Eva

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes work carried out at the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL into the use of e-assessment in a second year module and, in particular, the student perceptions of this mode of assessment. Three quizzes were implemented in Moodle, the first two as formative assessment and the final quiz as summative assessment. The results…

  16. Walden's Paths quiz: system design and implementation

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    Arora, Avital Jayant

    2002-01-01

    December 2002 Major Subject: Computer Science WALDEN'S PATHS QUIZ: SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION A Thesis by A VITAL JAYANT ARORA Submitted to thc Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University tn partial fulfillment. of the requirements... for thc degree ol MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Richard Furuta (Chair of Co ittee) Frank Shipm n (Member) Ro ert all (Member) J nnifer Welch (Head of Department) December 2002 Major Subject: Computer Science ABSTRACT...

  17. Body Systems

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-11-02

    What are the parts and functions of the different systems in the body? Circulatory System Watch the Circulatory System and the Heart video. Complete one of the Circulatory System quizzes. Excretory System Label the parts of the excretory system. Respiratory System Quiz Complete respiratory system quiz to review parts. Skeletal System Label each part of the skeletal system. Vocabulary Review Change the settings to only include body system terms and play Hangman to review new vocabulary. ...

  18. Area of Polygons Review

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    Mrs. Neubert

    2011-03-23

    This unit will help you to remember (or learn) some basic area formulas. Following is the site for most of your notes on areas; get ready for note taking: Area Reference Table The following activity will help you to understand the simlarities between rectangles and parallelograms: Rectangle and Parallelogram Area Activity Now for the area of a kite: Kite Area Here are some quizzes to test understanding: Triangle and Parallelogram Area Quiz Trapezoid and Kite Quiz OK, excellent review! ...

  19. Modification of a Pharmacokinetics Course Design to Improve Student Performance

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    Cassagnol, Manouchkathe; Wu, Wenchen; Howland, Mary Ann; Sym, Donna; El-Chaar, Gladys M.; Smith, Candace J.

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To determine if the addition of weekly quizzes or reducing the number of faculty members teaching improved third-year (P3) pharmacy students’ final grades in a clinical pharmacokinetics course. Design. Four sections of a pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics course were divided according to the number of faculty members teaching the course and the administration of weekly quizzes. Two sections were taught by 6 faculty members and 2 were taught by 3 faculty members. Also, 1 section in each group received weekly quizzes, creating a 2-by-2 design. Assessment. The performance of the 201 P3 students enrolled in the course was assessed by comparing the average of 3 examination grades while excluding quiz grades. The mean final grade of classes in which quizzes were not administered was lower than that for classes in which quizzes were administered (p=0.019). The mean final grade in classes taught by 3 faculty members vs 6 faculty members was higher, but not significantly. A positive significant correlation existed between performance in a prerequisite biopharmaceutics class and this advanced class. Conclusion. Making minor modifications to the delivery of a course, such as number of quizzes administered and number of faculty members teaching the course, had a positive impact on student performance. Grades in a prerequisite course may enable earlier identification of students at risk of poor performance in advanced courses. PMID:24954933

  20. DEVELOPMENT OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTS ON AGING QUIZ

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    Lynn E. McCutcheon

    1986-01-01

    The two forms of the Facts on Aging Quiz have generally been found to be reliable, factual, and useful for calling attention to the many myths about aging. The advantage of a similar quiz which deals exclusively with psychological and sociological facts about aging is its greater relevancy for courses in these popular behavioral sciences. This study presented the Psychological

  1. Phys1063-Physics of Weather August 23, 2010 S. Boyd Page 1 of 4

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    Boyd, Sylke

    , gas laws, global energy balance, water household, precipitation, wind and transport, various information about tests, quizzes, homework, solutions, lecture materials, experimental materials, and Moodle are composed of tests (4 tests=50%), Quizzes (8 quizzes= 15 %), labs (10%), homework (10%), Student

  2. External Resource: What do you know? Earth Science Quiz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1900-01-01

    This American Museum of Natural History webpage connects students to multiple resources on the topic of our world in motion. This specific link tests students' knowledge through an Earth Science Quiz. Topics: Earth Science, Rocks and Minerals, magnetic p

  3. Orthopedic Health: Osteoarthritis— What You Should Know (quiz)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Orthopedic Health Osteoarthritis— What You Should Know Past Issues / Spring 2009 ... Javascript on. How much do you know about osteoarthritis, its causes, and its therapies? Take this quiz ...

  4. The Electrician's Wheel of Laws Quiz

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    Bourassa, James

    This interactive presentation, created by James Bourassa and hosted by the Electromechanical Digital Library, provides a detailed explanation of different physics laws regularly employed by electricians. The presentation performs rearrangements of Ohm's and Watt's laws, these respectively being V=IR and P=VI. Different formulas for calculating volts (V), power (P), resistance (R) and current (I) are provided in the "wheel of laws," created by the author. Bourassa does more than simply introduce these concepts, he has also created an interactive quiz that tests the students' familiarity with the implementation of these laws. This is an in-depth look at how these basic laws of physics can be used in different professions and everyday life.

  5. Embedded Formative E-Assessment: Who Benefits, Who Falters

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    Johnson-Glenberg, Mina C.

    2010-01-01

    This research examined the impact of formative quizzes on e-learning designed to teach volunteers how to tutor struggling readers. Three research questions were addressed: (1) Do embedded quizzes facilitate learning of e-content? (2) Does the announcement of upcoming quizzes affect learning? (3) Does prior knowledge interact with quizzing and…

  6. Texas 4-H Food and Nutrition Quiz Bowl Supplement

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    1999-09-28

    Texas 4-H FOOD AND NUTRITION Quiz Bowl Supplement 4-H 3-2.032 8-99 BASIC NUTRITION Question: Canned sardines, dark leafy vegetables, tofu and milk products are sources of what mineral? Answer: Calcium Division: Senior Question: The Dietary...

  7. An iPhone quiz system for learning foreign languages

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yoshiyuki Tabata; Chengjiu Yin; Hiroaki Ogata; Yoneo Yano

    2010-01-01

    As an information mobile device, a mobile phone is an essential tool for student's daily life, and it can be used even in a short period of free time and anywhere such as in a train or in a bus. We propose an iPhone quiz system for learning foreign languages. This paper presents the design and the implementation of this

  8. ATM S 111: Global Warming Review Sheet for Quiz #2

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    Frierson, Dargan

    ATM S 111: Global Warming Review Sheet for Quiz #2 I suggest going, preventing erosion · Ice-albedo feedback o Ice sheets: Greenland and Antarctica § Huge level rise (SLR) · Antarctica would cause 61 m of SLR (east Antarctica

  9. Microorganism Interactions and Microbial Ecology: Multiple Choice Quiz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lansing M Prescott

    This online multiple-choice quiz accompanies McGraw Hill's Microbiology (5th edition) textbook chapter covering Microorganism Interactions and Microbial Ecology. It is comprised of 32 questions for which the answers can be submitted and checked online with the click of a button.

  10. Statistics 220 Readiness Assessment Quiz, Mar. 22 This quiz is based on Sections 6.1 through 6.5 in the Utts and Heckard textbook.

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    Hunter, David

    Statistics 220 Readiness Assessment Quiz, Mar. 22 This quiz is based on Sections 6.1 through 6.5 in the Utts and Heckard textbook. Questions 1­3: Ever divorced? Smoke? Yes No Total Yes 49% 51% 100% No 32% 68 percents (c) Aggregated percents (d) None of the above Questions 4­6: Ever divorced? Smoke? Yes No Total

  11. Wetland 101

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This online course provides an introduction to wetland ecology, types of wetlands, wetland functions and values, and wetlands management. Topics include how a wetland is defined, wetland hydrology, seasonal and other fluctuations in water levels, and wetland soils and plants. The course consists of a series of slide presentations with self-quizzes and an online final quiz. Registration and log-in are required.

  12. French 7: Unite 2 Review

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    Mrs. Brasfield

    2010-02-28

    Review games and quizzes Today you'll be reviewing information for the Lecon 4 Quiz you'll be taking later this week. First, a few review games to get you thinking! Click on the links below to begin playing: 1. Bon appetit - sentences 2.De jour en jour Do at least 2 of the activities available 3.l heure 4.Le temps et les saisons Do at least ...

  13. Stimulating student interest in physiology: the intermedical school physiology quiz

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    Hwee-Ming Cheng (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Physiology)

    2010-03-01

    THE INTERMEDICAL SCHOOL PHYSIOLOGY QUIZ (IMSPQ) was initiated in 2003 during my last sabbatical from the University of Malaya. At this inaugural event, there were just seven competing teams from Malaysian medical schools. The challenge trophy for the IMSPQ is named in honor of Prof. A. Raman. Prof. Raman was the first Malaysian Professor of Physiology at the University of Malaya, and he passed away suddenly of a cardiac arrest in 1998.

  14. The Merits of Giving an Extra Credit Quiz

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    Carroll, Ryall

    2014-01-01

    In the past, Ryall Carroll struggled to get students to arrive on time, read the material in advance of the class, and to start class on topic. In an attempt to address these issues, he started implementing an extra-credit two-question quiz at the beginning of every class, hoping it would provide a small incentive for students to at least come on…

  15. Collaborative quiz-based teaching strategy in histology.

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    Li, Enzhong; Guo, Yuping

    2014-01-01

    In the present article we introduce a teaching strategy used in a histology course with first-year students in the first term of their studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Huanghuai University, China. Forty students were randomly divided into two sections (n=20/section). Students in the first section were taught using a collaborative quiz-based strategy (the experimental section), and students in the second section were taught using a traditional teaching strategy (the control section). To assess achievement of learning, a final examination was carried out at the end of the course. To determine students' attitudes toward the teaching strategy used, a questionnaire was conducted at the end of the term. Results showed that students preferred the collaborative quiz-based teaching strategy. The final-examination scores of students in the experimental section were significantly higher than those of students in the control section (p<.05), which indicates that the collaborative quiz-based strategy results in better performance on examinations compared to the traditional histology course. PMID:24794170

  16. Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Knowledge of Aging for Social Work Quiz

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    Nakao, Kayoko C.; Damron-Rodriguez, JoAnn; Lawrance, Frances P.; Volland, Patricia J.

    2013-01-01

    Using graduate social work students' data ("n" = 481) in the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE) in the United States, the study examined psychometric properties of the Knowledge of Aging for Social Work Quiz (KASW), a revision of the Facts on Aging Quiz, to evaluate biopsychosocial knowledge relevant to social…

  17. Web-Based Quiz-Game-Like Formative Assessment: Development and Evaluation

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    Wang, Tzu-Hua

    2008-01-01

    This research aims to develop a multiple-choice Web-based quiz-game-like formative assessment system, named GAM-WATA. The unique design of "Ask-Hint Strategy" turns the Web-based formative assessment into an online quiz game. "Ask-Hint Strategy" is composed of "Prune Strategy" and "Call-in Strategy". "Prune Strategy" removes one incorrect option…

  18. Problem-Solving Learning of Physics through the Creation of Quiz

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    Hosoda, Hiroki

    The creation of homemade quiz on physical phenomena has been utilized for a subject in the general education of Ehime University in Japan from 2001. The quiz is made from not only questions but also the intuition answers of students, so it can mislead a person to the wrong choices by the misunderstanding and the misconception obtained through one's life. The method of learning through the creation of quiz excites the curiosity of student, and encourages him/her in learning of physics. By the purpose of making the wrong choices of quiz, the students can talk easily and consider carefully about their misunderstood things. Then, the teacher may play an audience in the class, so the creation of quiz is easy and important.

  19. American society of nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2014: glomerular diseases.

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    Bomback, Andrew S; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2015-04-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Kidney Week Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Once again, the conference hall was overflowing with audience members and eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs and nephrology fellows answered the questions through an internet-based questionnaire. During the live session, members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions that were prepared and discussed by the experts. They compared their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers were then discussed after the audience responses, and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this educational session. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:25667164

  20. What Microbe are You? (A personality quiz for students in K-8 )

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    Barbara Bruno

    2012-01-01

    This online "personality quiz"? helps young learners understand the unconventional concept that most micro-organisms are beneficial; only a fraction are harmful. This activity matches the quiz-taker with the microbe that most closely reflects his or her personality. At the end of the quiz, students are assigned to their microbial matches, and the microbes are given fun code names to circumvent the challenge of pronouncing the microbes' scientific names. Teachers can include this activity as a fun way to begin or end a unit on life sciences.

  1. Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Too Much Salt Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? Past Issues / Spring - Summer 2010 Table of Contents The body needs how much salt per day: ¼ teaspoon ½ teaspoon 1 teaspoon ...

  2. Special Section: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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    ... Special Section CAM Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Past Issues / Winter 2009 Table of Contents For ... low back pain. True False Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes: Meditation Chiropractic Use of natural products, ...

  3. Solids of Revolution and the Astroid Math 125 Name Quiz Section

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    Burdzy, Krzysztof "Chris"

    Solids of Revolution and the Astroid Math 125 Name Quiz Section In this worksheet we are going to practice computing some more volumes of solids of revolution. These will all be based on a curve called

  4. A WEB-BASED QUIZ DELIVERY SYSTEM USING AJAX (ASYNCHRONOUS JAVASCRIPT AND XML)

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    Dyer, Bill

    A WEB-BASED QUIZ DELIVERY SYSTEM USING AJAX (ASYNCHRONOUS JAVASCRIPT AND XML) by Rance Scott Harmon delivery system uses Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)--a combination of technologies that can make

  5. Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... please turn Javascript on. Special Section: Healthy Blood Pressure Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test? Past Issues / Winter 2010 Table of Contents Blood pressure changes throughout the day. It is highest while ...

  6. Misconceptions highlighted among medical students in the annual International Intermedical School Physiology Quiz

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    Hwee-Ming Cheng (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Physiology)

    2012-09-01

    THE ANNUAL Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), initiated in 2003, is now an event that attracts a unique, large gathering of selected medical students from medical schools across the globe, as previously described in this journal (4). We report here some illuminating insights gleaned from this international physiology quiz event. This report also highlights some common misconceptions among students of physiology, as has been previously described in definite studies by others (5, 8, 10, 13, 14).

  7. The effectiveness of teaching Introductory Chemistry online

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    Hjorth-Gustin, Paula

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching Introductory Chemistry online as compared to a traditionally taught lecture course at the community college level. Effectiveness was determined by comparing student achievement on key topics. In addition, a comparison of student achievement on quantitative topics (QT) and non-quantitative topics (NQT) between the two groups was performed. The research design was a static group comparison. Two online courses (N = 31) and one traditional course (N = 31) participated in the study in the spring of 2003. A student survey was used to determine if the two groups, upon entering the course, were equivalent in terms of chemistry and mathematics background. The 7 quizzes consisted of questions from the test bank that accompanied the textbook. Three of the 7 quizzes covered quantitative topics, while 4 quizzes covered non-quantitative topics. Statistical tests were employed to determine if there was a statistical difference in the means of the student survey scores, each individual quiz, combined QT scores, and combined NQT scores. The two groups were found to be equivalent upon entering the course. Only 2 out of the 7 quizzes showed statistical differences in the means between the two groups. Both were QT quizzes. The online group scored higher (p = .006) on one while the traditional group scored higher (p < .001) on another. The main conclusion of the study was that online teaching is as effective as a traditionally taught course and methodologies can provide an effective alternative to lecture based instruction. Recommendations for improving traditional and online instruction were included, especially in the area of quantitative topics, and suggestions for future research in online chemistry education were provided.

  8. Time Conflict Form Except in extenuating circumstances, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County does not permit students to

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    Adali, Tulay

    for completion of Quizzes, Tests and Exams at scheduled times. The Instructor is in no way obligated to make provisions for make-up quizzes, tests, exams that are missed due to time conflict _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Instructor Signature Print Name Date

  9. To Tell the Tooth

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    ... Videos Dudley and Friends Sesame Street Ad Council Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ... Presentations and Resources Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ...

  10. Visit the Dentist with Marty

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    ... Videos Dudley and Friends Sesame Street Ad Council Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ... Presentations and Resources Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ...

  11. Thursday Section - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

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    User

    2013-01-09

    1. Students are expected to attend every class meeting. The class only meets ... Quizzes/Attendance: There are no quizzes in the Thursday section of MA 15400. .... locations, languages, military experience, political views, races, religions, ...

  12. Sheppard Software: Learning Games

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This collection of games, puzzles, and quizzes helps students learn world and U.S. geography, vocabulary, and trivia. There are also games for chemistry and math, and quizzes on animals, health, astronomy, and puzzles on endangered animals.

  13. Using Higher Order Thinking Questions to Foster Critical Thinking: A Classroom Study

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    Barnett, Jerrold E.; Francis, Alisha L.

    2012-01-01

    To determine if quizzes containing higher order thinking questions are related to critical thinking and test performance when utilised in conjunction with an immersion approach to instruction and effort-based grading, sections of an "Educational Psychology" course were assigned to one of three quizzing conditions. Quizzes contained factual…

  14. Guide to Grammar and Writing: Sentence Variety

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    Capital Community College and Dr. Charles Darling

    2012-04-02

    This guide explains how to vary sentence length and structure to add interest and expression to writing. It includes several online quizzes covering variety in modifier placement, variety in subject placement, and identifying sentence types. Quizzes include the correct answers with explanations. The resource also provides links to definitions, examples, and online quizzes for run-on sentences and sentence fragments.

  15. GLOBALIZATION AND KNOWLEDGE HIERARCHY THROUGH THE EYES OF A QUIZ SHOW

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    Amir Hetsroni

    2005-01-01

    The study compares the quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire in seven countries – America, Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Through content analysis of 1,888 questions that were collected from 65 programs, this work aims to ascertain the extent of globalization and the structure of knowledge hierarchy, as they find expression in a successful international

  16. Carbon Cycle Discussion After the warm-up quiz, discuss the carbon cycle.

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    Carrington, Emily

    Carbon Cycle Discussion After the warm-up quiz, discuss the carbon cycle. Carbon is one: a reservoir where the stuff goes; carbon sink: ocean, landfills, trees Carbon cycling is a type the youtube video linked from the powerpoint on carbon cycling if there is extra time. #12;

  17. Misconceptions Highlighted among Medical Students in the Annual International Intermedical School Physiology Quiz

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    Cheng, Hwee-Ming; Durairajanayagam, Damayanthi

    2012-01-01

    The annual Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), initiated in 2003, is now an event that attracts a unique, large gathering of selected medical students from medical schools across the globe. The 8th IMSPQ, in 2010, hosted by the Department of Physiology, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had 200 students representing 41…

  18. What Happened Next? Making and Using an Interactive DVD Quiz Game

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    Sluman, Jonny

    2013-01-01

    In this article Jonny Sluman describes how he adapted an interactive DVD quiz game at a Christmas family get-together into an exciting, creative science activity to teach his students. The rounds included: a "quick fire" question round, a "what happened next" round, a music round, and a "spot the difference" round.…

  19. Psychometric Properties of the Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz in Austrian Medical and Psychology Undergraduates

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    Voracek, Martin; Tran, Ulrich S.; Sonneck, Gernot

    2008-01-01

    Psychometric properties and demographic correlates of a German form of R. W. Hubbard and J. L. McIntosh's (1992) Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz (RFOS), an inventory for assessing overall knowledge about suicide, were investigated in a sample of 1,093 Austrian medical and psychology students. Internal consistency of the RFOS was weak, as were many…

  20. Enhancing Self-Directed Learning through a Content Quiz Group Learning Assignment

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    Warburton, Natalie; Volet, Simone

    2013-01-01

    This article presents the findings of an empirical study that examined the learning value of a novel group assessment activity aimed at promoting first-year students' development of basic self-directed learning skills required for university study. A content quiz group learning assignment was designed to enhance students' capacity to ask…

  1. Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    Here's another chance to play geographical detective! This Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) image covers an area of about 298 kilometers x 358 kilometers, and was captured by the instrument's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on December 27, 2001. Use any reference materials you like and answer the following five questions: The large lagoon in the image is named for a particular type of bird. Name the bird. Note the sediment plume emanating from the southern end of the lagoon. Sailors in the 16th century imagined this outlet to be the mouth of a large river. What did they call the river? A series of wave-like points and curls form 'cusps' on the inner shores of the lagoon. Which ONE of the following is most responsible for the formation of these cusps? Violent storm impacts on erosion and accretion Wind and tide-driven sediment transport and circulation Tectonic folding associated with nearby mountain ridges Bathymetric effects of dredging operations True or false: Changes in regional precipitation associated with large scale atmospheric circulation patterns have no effect on the salinity of the lagoon's water. Which one of these is NOT distributed within the area covered by this image? Ruppia maritima Chelonia mydas Tapirus bairdii Microcystis aeruginosa E-mail your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by Tuesday, February 19, 2002 to suggestions@mail-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. Answers will be published on the MISR web site in conjunction with the next weekly image release. The names and home towns of respondents who answer all questions correctly by the deadline will also be published in the order responses were received. The first 3 people on this list who are not affiliated with NASA, JPL, or MISR and who did not win a prize in the last quiz will be sent a print of the image. A new 'Where on Earth...?' mystery appears as the MISR 'image of the week' approximately once per month. A new image of the week is released every Wednesday at noon Pacific time on the MISR home page http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. The image also appears on the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center home page, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov, though usually with a several-hour delay. Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

  2. The Ear Pages - Nobel Prize Educational Game

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2009-01-01

    The 1961 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of how sound is analyzed and communicated in the cochlea in the inner ear. Explore "The Ear Pages" and collect the snail shaped symbols of the cochlea to gain chances to answer a question correct in the quiz! (The cochlea works as a frequency/pitch analyzer in the inner ear.) You can choose between three levels of quizzes Â? beginner, advanced and expert. If you manage to get all the answers correct you will appear on the "High score of the week" list!

  3. Oxford University: Interactive Organic Mechanisms

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Oxford University website offers new Macromedia Flash Player interactive tutorials to assist students with organic chemistry reactions. After a brief summary of nucleophilic substitutions and eliminations involving one and two components in the rate determining step, students can learn about the reactions through a series of problems with useful guidelines. After an individual finishes the problem, the site checks the answer and, for incorrect answers, it provides the correct solution. Users can find an additional 10-question quiz about substitution and, the site promises, in the near future quizzes dealing with elimination and a combination of topics.

  4. Small-Group Learning in an Upper-Level University Biology Class Enhances Academic Performance and Student Attitudes Toward Group Work

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    Nakonechny, Joanne; Cragg, Jacquelyn J.; Ramer, Matt S.

    2010-01-01

    To improve science learning, science educators' teaching tools need to address two major criteria: teaching practice should mirror our current understanding of the learning process; and science teaching should reflect scientific practice. We designed a small-group learning (SGL) model for a fourth year university neurobiology course using these criteria and studied student achievement and attitude in five course sections encompassing the transition from individual work-based to SGL course design. All students completed daily quizzes/assignments involving analysis of scientific data and the development of scientific models. Students in individual work-based (Individualistic) sections usually worked independently on these assignments, whereas SGL students completed assignments in permanent groups of six. SGL students had significantly higher final exam grades than Individualistic students. The transition to the SGL model was marked by a notable increase in 10th percentile exam grade (Individualistic: 47.5%; Initial SGL: 60%; Refined SGL: 65%), suggesting SGL enhanced achievement among the least prepared students. We also studied student achievement on paired quizzes: quizzes were first completed individually and submitted, and then completed as a group and submitted. The group quiz grade was higher than the individual quiz grade of the highest achiever in each group over the term. All students – even term high achievers –could benefit from the SGL environment. Additionally, entrance and exit surveys demonstrated student attitudes toward SGL were more positive at the end of the Refined SGL course. We assert that SGL is uniquely-positioned to promote effective learning in the science classroom. PMID:21209910

  5. A comparison of Web page and slide/tape for instruction in periapical and panoramic radiographic anatomy.

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    Ludlow, J B; Platin, E

    2000-04-01

    Self-guided slide/tape (ST) and web page (WP) instruction in normal radiographic anatomy of periapical and panoramic images is compared using objective test performance and subjective preference of freshman dental students. A class of seventy-four students was divided into a group studying anatomy in periapical images using WP and a group studying similar ST material. In a modified cross-over design the groups switched presentation technologies to learn anatomy in panoramic images. Students completed self-administered on-line quizzes covering WP materials and conventional quizzes for ST material. Students also completed a voluntary survey. Mean quiz performance identifying matched anatomic features in PA (n = 26) and panoramic images (n = 35) was excellent (96.9%) and not different between image types (p = 0.12) or presentation technologies (p = 0.81). Students preferred WP for accessibility, ease of use, freedom of navigation, and image quality (p < .01). Student comfort level with the quiz formats of the two technologies was not different (p = 0.11). Students experienced a higher rate of mechanical and logistical problems with ST than with WP technology. While 71 percent of the students preferred WP technology, this preference appears to be related to ease of use and facilitation of flexible learning styles rather than improved didactic performance. PMID:10769730

  6. American society of nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2014: Acid-base and electrolyte disorders.

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    Rosner, Mitchell H; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2015-03-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Kidney Week Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Once again, in 2014 the conference hall was overflowing with audience members and eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases from each of these categories along with single-best-answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs and nephrology fellows answered the questions using an Internet-based questionnaire. During the live session, members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by the experts. They compared their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers were then discussed after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this educational session. This article recapitulates the acid-base and electrolyte disorders portion of the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:25617429

  7. PROBLEM SET 3/Quiz prep Ocean Math OC569A P.B. Rhines out: Sat. 30 Nov.

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    PROBLEM SET 3/Quiz prep Ocean Math OC569A P.B. Rhines out: Sat. 30 Nov. back: at final Monday 9 Dec to check your result. Describe the variance spectrum, |F(k)|2 and its power law, comparing with that of the periodic square wave found in lectures. 2. The fundamental mode of a vibrating string, which extends from x

  8. What Do Students Do when Asked to Diagnose Their Mistakes? Does It Help Them? II. A More Typical Quiz Context

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    Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

    2012-01-01

    "Self-diagnosis tasks" aim at fostering students' learning in an examination context by requiring students to present diagnoses of their solutions to quiz problems. We examined the relationship between students' learning from self-diagnosis and the typicality of the problem situation. Four recitation groups in an introductory physics class…

  9. AMS 102: QUIZ 2 1. The population of long-tailed hamster in eastern Texas has been de-

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    Retakh, Alexander

    AMS 102: QUIZ 2 SOLUTIONS 1. The population of long-tailed hamster in eastern Texas has been de of the hamster's natural habitat. Two statistical studies were conducted that, on the year-by-year basis (1) compared hamster population with the area of human settlement, (2) compared hamster population with annual

  10. AMS 102: QUIZ 3 In the town of Rodentville, half of the households own a hamster, 30%

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    Retakh, Alexander

    AMS 102: QUIZ 3 SOLUTIONS In the town of Rodentville, half of the households own a hamster, 30% of all households own a gunia pig, and 35% of all households own neither a hamster, nor a guinea pig. (a) Determine the percentage of households that own both a hamster and a gunie pig. 100 - 35 = 65% of households

  11. Medical student web-based formative assessment tool for renal pathology

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    Bijol, Vanesa; Byrne-Dugan, Cathryn J.; Hoenig, Melanie P.

    2015-01-01

    Background Web-based formative assessment tools have become widely recognized in medical education as valuable resources for self-directed learning. Objectives To explore the educational value of formative assessment using online quizzes for kidney pathology learning in our renal pathophysiology course. Methods Students were given unrestricted and optional access to quizzes. Performance on quizzed and non-quizzed materials of those who used (‘quizzers’) and did not use the tool (‘non-quizzers’) was compared. Frequency of tool usage was analyzed and satisfaction surveys were utilized at the end of the course. Results In total, 82.6% of the students used quizzes. The greatest usage was observed on the day before the final exam. Students repeated interactive and more challenging quizzes more often. Average means between final exam scores for quizzed and unrelated materials were almost equal for ‘quizzers’ and ‘non-quizzers’, but ‘quizzers’ performed statistically better than ‘non-quizzers’ on both, quizzed (p=0.001) and non-quizzed (p=0.024) topics. In total, 89% of surveyed students thought quizzes improved their learning experience in this course. Conclusions Our new computer-assisted learning tool is popular, and although its use can predict the final exam outcome, it does not provide strong evidence for direct improvement in academic performance. Students who chose to use quizzes did well on all aspects of the final exam and most commonly used quizzes to practice for final exam. Our efforts to revitalize the course material and promote learning by adding interactive online formative assessments improved students’ learning experience overall. PMID:25833824

  12. Exploring the reach and program use of hello world, an email-based health promotion program for pregnant women in the Netherlands

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    2012-01-01

    Background In 2006, the Dutch government initiated Hello World, an email-based program promoting healthy lifestyles among pregnant women through quizzes with pregnancy-related questions. In 2008, an updated version was released. The present study aimed to (1) examine the reach of Hello World and the representativeness of its users for all pregnant women in the Netherlands, (2) explore the relationship between program engagement and lifestyle characteristics, and (3) explore the relationship between the program content participants accessed (content on smoking, physical activity, and nutrition) and their lifestyle characteristics. Methods Data from 4,363 pregnant women were included. After registration, women received an online questionnaire with demographic and lifestyle questions. To evaluate their representativeness, their demographic characteristics were compared with existing data for Dutch (pregnant) women. Women were classified on the following lifestyle characteristics: smoking, nutrition, physical activity, and pre-pregnancy weight status. Program use was tracked and the relationships between lifestyle characteristics, program engagement, and the percentage of smoking, physical activity, and nutrition questions accessed after opening a quiz were explored using Mann–Whitney U tests and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Results Hello World reached ±4% of its target population. Ten percent of participants were low educated and 22% immigrants. On average, women received 6.1 (SD:2.8) quiz emails and opened 32% of the associated quizzes (2.0, SD:2.1). A significant positive association was found between the number of quizzes opened and the number of healthy lifestyle characteristics. After opening a quiz, women accessed most smoking, nutrition, and physical activity questions. Significant relationships were found between several lifestyle characteristics and the percentage of smoking, physical activity, and nutrition questions accessed. However, between-group differences were small, quiz topics were largely unrelated to their lifestyle characteristics, and inconsistencies were found regarding the directions of these associations. Conclusions Hello World reached ±4% of its target population, which is lower than the reach of its previous version (±8%). Relatively few low educated and immigrant women registered for the program. Active participation in the program was positively associated with the number of healthy behaviours participants engaged in. The program content participants chose to access was largely unrelated to their lifestyle characteristics. PMID:22999052

  13. Announcements Experiment Participation Requirement

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    Coulson, Seana

    Memories Reported Bruce (2000) Specific Datable Event Mems · Sheingold & Tenny · Study 1 ­ Kids quizzed about sibs temporary object representation Dual Coding Mental Imagery · Are images distinct from propositional

  14. Sarcoidosis Quiz

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    ... Division of Intramural Research Research Resources Scientific Reports Technology Transfer Clinical Trials What Are Clinical Trials? Children & Clinical Studies NHLBI Trials At NIH Clinical Center ...

  15. Antibiotics Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Antibiotic Use Respiratory Illnesses Sinus Infection Sore Throat Common Cold and Runny Nose Ear Infections Bronchitis (Chest Cold) ... Tips Appropriate Treatment Summary Cough Illness/Bronchitis The Common Cold Otitis Media Pharyngitis: Treat Only Proven GAS Online ...

  16. Asthma Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... least likely to trigger asthma? Strenuous exercise A common cold Reading the newspaper Cat dander Tobacco smoke Reading ... individuals. Viral and bacterial infections, such as the common cold and sinusitis, and continuous exercise are also common ...

  17. Pollen Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... for various types of plants. In general most trees flower (and release pollen) in the spring, grasses ... since some weeds pollinate in spring, and some trees release pollen in fall and even winter. Question ...

  18. Sleep Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... by "sleep attacks." _____6. The primary cause of insomnia is worry. _____7. One cause of not getting ... and disrupted nighttime sleep. 6. False is correct. Insomnia has many different causes, including physical and mental ...

  19. Clinical quiz

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    Morris J. Schoeneman

    1990-01-01

    Case summary. A baby boy was brought to a pediatrician at 2 months of age because of persistent orange-pink staining of the diapers. He was otherwise healthy and was growing and developing normally. The baby was born at term, had no complications during the neonatal period, and was feeding well on breast milk. On initial analysis, urine had pH 5.0,

  20. Prototype of a Questionnaire and Quiz System for Supporting Increase of Health Awareness During Wait Time in Dispensing Pharmacy

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    Toda, Takeshi; Chen, Poa-Min; Ozaki, Shinya; Ideguchi, Naoko; Miyaki, Tomoko; Nanbu, Keiko; Ikeda, Keiko

    For quit-smoking clinic and its campaign, there was a need for pharmacists to investigate pediatric patient's parent consciousness to tobacco harm utilizing wait time in a pediatric dispensing pharmacy. In this research, we developed the questionnaire and quiz total system using the tablet for user interface, in which people can easily answer the questionnaire/quiz and quickly see the total results on the spot in order to enhance their consciousness to the tobacco harm. The system also provides their tobacco dependence level based on the questionnaire results and some advice for their health and dietary habits due to the tobacco dependence level. From a field trial with one hundred four examinees in the pediatric dispensing pharmacy, the user interface was useful compared to conventional questionnaire form. The system could enhance their consciousness to tobacco harm and make their beneficial use of waiting time in dispensing pharmacy. Some interesting suggestions for improvement and new services were also obtained.

  1. 2Crateri lunari Quiz 1. Usando un righello con la scala in millimetri, qual' la scala di questa immagine

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    Christian, Eric

    2Crateri lunari Quiz 1. ­ Usando un righello con la scala in millimetri, qual'è la scala di questa, quindi se questa equivale ad una larghezza di 153 km, la scala dell'immagine è di 183 km/153 mm = 1.2 km/mm. Soluzione 2: Il diametro è di circa 85 mm che usando la scala dell'immagine equivale a 85 mm x 1.2 km

  2. The Second Look Series

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    2013-02-19

    The Second Look series is a self-review and evaluation tool for persons who are about to take a histology quiz or exam. Histology (the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals) is a complex subject, but this fine resource is a concise way to review the important material. Developed as part of the University of Michigan's OpenCourseWare initiative, the materials here include helpful handouts, lectures, and short quizzes that address cell biology, the peripheral nervous system, and other related topics. There are over 27 separate resources here, and along with the actual lectures and handouts there are answer keys for the quizzes as well. Visitors can download each file separately, or they can use the Download All Materials tab to take in all the materials at once. Additionally, a set of links on the left-hand side of the page leads to additional resources in the broad field of the medical sciences, including study guides to drug receptor interactions and an influenza encyclopedia.

  3. Flipped classroom model improves graduate student performance in cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology.

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    Tune, Johnathan D; Sturek, Michael; Basile, David P

    2013-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a traditional lecture-based curriculum versus a modified "flipped classroom" curriculum of cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology delivered to first-year graduate students. Students in both courses were provided the same notes and recorded lectures. Students in the modified flipped classroom were required to watch the prerecorded lectures before class and then attend class, where they received a quiz or homework covering material in each lecture (valued at 25% of the final grade) followed by a question and answer/problem-solving period. In the traditional curriculum, attending lectures was optional and there were no quizzes. Evaluation of effectiveness and student performance was achieved by having students in both courses take the same multiple-choice exams. Within a comparable group of graduate students, participants in the flipped course scored significantly higher (P ? 0.05) on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and weighted cumulative sections by an average of >12 percentage points. Exam averages for students in the flipped course also tended to be higher on the renal section by ?11 percentage points (P = 0.06). Based on our experience and responses obtained in blinded student surveys, we propose that the use of homework and in-class quizzes were critical motivating factors that likely contributed to the increase in student exam performance. Taken together, our findings support that the flipped classroom model is a highly effective means in which to disseminate key physiological concepts to graduate students. PMID:24292907

  4. Why Cramming Doesn't Work

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    Glenn, David

    2007-01-01

    Most college instructors probably are not about to start giving the daily quizzes that some researchers recommend to improve learning, so students might want to try testing themselves when they study on their own. But there's a catch: When people study with flashcards, by far the most common method of self-quizzing, they're notoriously bad at…

  5. Chem 342 Jasperse Syllabus 1 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II: CHEMISTRY 342 SYLLABUS

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    Jasperse, Craig P.

    practice and sometimes tips, and will help to keep you from procrastinating. Test Schedule Test 1 Wednesday letter grades Tests 1-4 350 points A 90% Take-Home Quizzes 20 points B 80% Online homework 70 points Practice Tests Organic I Review Textbook Info Miscellanious Take-Home "Quizzes: http

  6. Incorporating Active Learning Techniques into a Genetics Class

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    Lee, W. Theodore; Jabot, Michael E.

    2011-01-01

    We revised a sophomore-level genetics class to more actively engage the students in their learning. The students worked in groups on quizzes using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) and active-learning projects. The IF-AT quizzes allowed students to discuss key concepts in small groups and learn the correct answers in class. The…

  7. College of Charleston ECON 317, Microeconomic Analysis Fall 2013 Section 01 | CRN 10579

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    /Quizzes: Make-up exams and quizzes are not offered except when College athletes have official athletic eventsCollege of Charleston ECON 317, Microeconomic Analysis Fall 2013 Section 01 | CRN 10579 Lecture encourage you to come talk to me anytime you have questions about this class, economics, college, or careers

  8. Teaching to the Test…or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher Order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding

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    Jensen, Jamie L.; McDaniel, Mark A.; Woodard, Steven M.; Kummer, Tyler A.

    2014-01-01

    In order to test the effect of exam-question level on fostering student conceptual understanding, low-level and high-level quizzes and exams were administered in two sections of an introductory biology course. Each section was taught in a high-level inquiry based style but was assigned either low-level questions (memory oriented) on the quizzes…

  9. Nitrogen Cycle Ninja, A Teaching Exercise.

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    Raun, William R.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Assesses the effectiveness of using pop quizzes and rewards to improve student retention of the nitrogen cycle. Students able to diagram the N cycle on pop quizzes were rewarded with special cards that included the N cycle. These cards could then be used on subsequent tests in place of memory alone. Six of 11 students tested three months later…

  10. 10/29/2003 12:22 PM CATEGORY DEFINITION OF CATEGORYTEACHING

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    Farritor, Shane

    of evaluation tools (exams, quizzes, assignments, etc.) · Grading of exams/quizzes · Evaluation of student · Thesis/Dissertation committees Time spent in evaluations related to the course · Preparation of scholarship that cuts across teaching, research, and service. It involves generating, transmitting, applying

  11. The University of Akron Department of Physics PHYSICS 291 LABORATORY

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    Dordevic, Sasha V.

    to Physics 291 Labs and Data Studio software September 15 Bouncing tennis ball September 22 Kinematics on the following table: Pre-lab quizzes 10 % (9 quizzes) Lab notebooks 10 % (9 labs) Lab efforts 10 % (9 labs) Lab manual. #12;Your lab reports will be graded based on the following table: Abstract 5 points Introduction

  12. Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 203 Sec. 003 Fall 2001 TR 8:30-9:45 AM

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    and income, the causes of unemployment and inflation, the nature of money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and finance. Grades: Your grade for the course depends solely on your grades on the quizzes and examinations. There will be seven (7) multiple-choice quizzes, two (2) midterm

  13. Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? An Analysis of Accelerated Reader and the Influence of Reading Rewards on Learning and Library Media Centers

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    McCarthy, Cheryl A.

    2003-01-01

    Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computerized reading reward program by Renaissance Learning Inc. (RLI) that offers schools management software with computer quizzes of books identified by reading level (RL) and assigned points in order for children to read books, take quizzes, and earn points. Schools or teachers decide whether to offer prizes in…

  14. Chapter 19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators That's not smoke. It's clouds

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    Dhamala, Mukesh

    Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley. electricity by turning heat Chapter 19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson. Reading QuizzesChapter 19. Reading Quizzes Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson

  15. Virtual Pig Dissection

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    Fleck, Earl W.

    Dissection can be an aspect of scientific education that can make some parties queasy, but it is a fascinating way to learn more about the different body systems, their operations, and basic animal anatomy. Entering the world of pig dissection can make budding scientists even more squeamish, but they need never fear, as this site allows these individuals the opportunity to engage in a bit of virtual pig dissection. Originally created by Professor Earl W. Fleck of Whitman Collegeâ??s biology department, the site lets users go inside the pig to learn about its various systems, via a set of high-quality color photographs, which can be viewed at different angles and perspectives. Of course, what would a lab be without a quiz? Rounding out the site, visitors can take short quizzes on the pigâ??s anatomy and such.

  16. Integration of Video-Based Demonstrations to Prepare Students for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory

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    Nadelson, Louis S.; Scaggs, Jonathan; Sheffield, Colin; McDougal, Owen M.

    2014-12-01

    Consistent, high-quality introductions to organic chemistry laboratory techniques effectively and efficiently support student learning in the organic chemistry laboratory. In this work, we developed and deployed a series of instructional videos to communicate core laboratory techniques and concepts. Using a quasi-experimental design, we tested the videos in five traditional laboratory experiments by integrating them with the standard pre-laboratory student preparation presentations and instructor demonstrations. We assessed the influence of the videos on student laboratory knowledge and performance, using sections of students who did not view the videos as the control. Our analysis of pre-quizzes revealed the control group had equivalent scores to the treatment group, while the post-quiz results show consistently greater learning gains for the treatment group. Additionally, the students who watched the videos as part of their pre-laboratory instruction completed their experiments in less time.

  17. U.S. Census Bureau: FactFinder Kids' Corner

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    U.S. Census Bureau offers a Kids version of the American FactFinder, where kids can learn about the U.S. Census, get facts on their state, and "have fun with quiz questions." The website was designed in partnership with kids ages 7 to 11 and researchers from computer science, education, art, robotics, web development, and other fields, with additional design support from IBM. An interactive U.S. map links to information about each state, including the total population, urban and rural residence, school attainment, school enrollment, and languages spoken. The interactive quizzes let you test your knowledge of the U.S. Census figures. General information on the U.S. Census is also provided.

  18. Web Anatomy

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    Jensen, Murray

    The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota has created this interactive and engaging set of resources designed to help college students learn about anatomy and physiology. Along with the learning modules, visitors can also take part in the rather fun "Anatomy Bowl". Here visitors can take on topics like biochemistry, the heart, and the reproductive system in a format that is quite similar to a certain popular television game show. Moving along, there's the "Self Test" section. Here visitors can take quizzes of varying lengths designed to test their knowledge of fifteen different subjects, including the endocrine system and the lymphatic system. The site also contains a "Timed Tests" area and a more comprehensive "Quiz Bowl" which allows visitors the opportunity to answer seventeen questions across a myriad of topics.

  19. Practical Money Skills for Life

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    For educators, parents and students to practice better money management for life. Available online or in a binder format, the free classroom curriculum consists of a teacher's guide, student worksheets and quizzes. Teacher's Guide lessons cover topics such as What is Money?, Allowances and Spending Plans, Saving and Investing, Comparison Shopping, The Art of Budgeting, The Influence of Advertising, and Consumer Awareness. Interactive brain-teasers available online or on CD-ROM include the Smart Money Quiz Show, Money Management Intelligence, Road Trip to Savings, and Cash Puzzler, which gives young children practice in recognizing dollar bills and has quick facts about the people featured on each bill. The Banking Tutor features a debit/ATM cards primer, a glossary of banking terms, and Interactive Statements, online tutorials on writing checks, reading bank statements, reviewing credit reports, and more. Some additional resources available in Spanish.

  20. Learning the Constellations: From Junior High to Undergraduate Descriptive Astronomy Class

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    Stephens, Denise C.; Hintz, Eric G.; Hintz, Maureen; Lawler, Jeannette; Jones, Michael; Bench, Nathan

    2015-01-01

    As part of two separate studies we have examined the ability of students to learn and remember a group of constellations, bright stars, and deep sky objects. For a group of junior high students we tested their knowledge of only the constellations by giving them a 'constellation quiz' without any instruction. We then provided the students with a lab session, and retested. We also tested a large number of undergraduate students in our descriptive astronomy classes, but in this case there were the same 30 constellations, 17 bright stars, and 3 deep sky objects. The undergraduate students were tested in a number of ways: 1) pre-testing without instruction, 2) self-reporting of knowledge, 3) normal constellation quizzes as part of the class, and 4) retesting students from previous semesters. This provided us with a set of baseline measurements, allowed us to track the learning curve, and test retention of the material. We will present our early analysis of the data.

  1. FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENT MOTIVATION: PERCEPTION OF PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY, DAMMAM, SAUDI ARABIA

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    Bamosa, Abdullah O.; Ali, Basil A.

    2000-01-01

    Objectives: To study the relationship between student motivation for learning and 38 factors related to teaching, curriculum and administration. Method: A total of 231 male and female medical students in the first three pre-clinical years participated in the study by completing a questionnaire. Results and Conclusions: Factors that have been rated as strong promoters of motivation include: injecting relevant clinical information into lectures, encouraging student participation, revising previous lectures, using explanatory Arabic phrases, using the chalk board, providing specific course objectives, adopting one easy reference, concentrating on the core curriculum and showing respect to students. Factors that have been evaluated as inhibitors of motivation included: content overload, unscheduled quizzes, giving one quiz per subject in a semester, difficult exams and afternoon lectures. PMID:23008613

  2. Figure 1: h"p://www.russiansinthecef.ca/29thba"alion/surveyors.shtml, 2011 Figure 2: h"p://www.compassdude.com/contour-quiz.shtml, 2011

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    Barthelat, Francois

    ·The art of land surveying is used to accurately observe measure and determine"p://www.compassdude.com/contour-quiz.shtml, 2011 h"p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveying, 2011 McGill Survey Department InstrumentGill's Historical Land Surveying Equipment Kelsey Holkestad and Professor Susan Gaskin, Department

  3. Increasing Active Student Responding in a University Applied Behavior Analysis Course: The Effect of Daily Assessment and Response Cards on End of Week Quiz Scores

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    Malanga, Paul R.; Sweeney, William J.

    2008-01-01

    The study compared the effects of daily assessment and response cards on average weekly quiz scores in an introduction to applied behavior analysis course. An alternating treatments design (Kazdin 1982, "Single-case research designs." New York: Oxford University Press; Cooper et al. 2007, "Applied behavior analysis." Upper Saddle River:…

  4. PHSCS 652 Quiz # 6 11.3-5 2/6/14 Why is it advantageous to express the orbital angular momentum problem in spherical coor-

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    Hart, Gus

    PHSCS 652 Quiz # 6 11.3-5 2/6/14 Question 1 Why is it advantageous to express the orbital angular to do so because the radial coordinate drops out of all the angular mo- mentum expressions to memorize the fact that they solve the angular momentum eigenproblem Eqs.(11.80)-(11.81), their completeness

  5. Calling social capital: An analysis of the determinants of success on the TV quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

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    Axel Franzen; Sonja Pointner

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyzes the determinants of successful participation of candidates on the well known television quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. Our study includes a survey of 660 contestants who participated in the German version of the show between 1999 and 2007. We are particularly interested in two hypotheses. The first hypothesis refers to the assumed advantage of

  6. An Elective Course on Current Concepts in Adult Ambulatory Care

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    Weber, Zachary A.

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To design and evaluate a doctor of pharmacy course exploring disease states commonly encountered in ambulatory care, while applying literature to clinical practice and promoting a continual learning mindset. Design. This elective incorporated a learner-centered teaching approach. Each week, 2 groups of students were assigned a clinical trial to present to their peers. The focus was on clinical application and impact, rather than literature evaluation. A social networking group on Facebook was used to expose students to pharmacy information outside the classroom. Assessment. Student grades were determined by multiple activities: presentations, participation and moderation of the Facebook group, class participation, quiz scores, and quiz question development. Course evaluations served as a qualitative assessment of student learning and perceptions, quizzes were the most objective assessment of student learning, and presentation evaluations were the most directed assessment of course goals. Conclusion. This elective was an innovative approach to teaching ambulatory care that effectively filled a curricular void. Successful attainment of the primary course goals and objectives was demonstrated through course evaluations, surveys, and quiz and presentation scores. PMID:25657370

  7. The effect of multimedia interventions on the informed consent process for cataract surgery in rural South India

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    Karan, Abraar; Somasundaram, Prashanth; Michael, Haben; Shayegani, Aryan; Mayer, Hylton

    2014-01-01

    Context: The provision of ocular surgical interventions for poorer, less educated populations is increasing as a result of increased globalization and outreach. However, these populations still have trouble understanding surgical concepts and are not always fully informed decision makers. Aims: We aimed to test the effect that a multimedia addition to a traditional verbal informed consent would have on patient comprehension of relatively difficult cataract surgical concepts. Settings and Design: We conducted a randomized controlled trial with relatively uneducated patients reporting to a private surgical hospital in Chennai, India. 47 patients were placed into the intervention group and 50 patients were placed into the control group. Materials and Methods: The intervention group was presented with a scripted verbal informed consent as well as a 3-fold pamphlet and a presentation with a 3-dimensional model of the eye. The control group was only presented with a scripted verbal informed consent. The two groups were tested using an 11 item “True/False/I don’t know” quiz directly before the informed consent, directly after the informed consent, and one-day postoperatively. Statistical Analysis Used: Scores on the quiz were compared across groups and time-points using paired t-tests. Results: Patients in the both groups showed a significant improvement in scores between pre- and post-informed consent quizzes (P value on the order of 10-6) and the improvement in scores was significantly greater in the intervention group than the control group (P value on the order of 10-16). There was no significant difference observed in either group with regards to the change in scores between post-informed consent and post-operative quizzes. Conclusion: Multimedia aids in addition to a standard informed consent process are effective in improving patient comprehension even for patients with low literacy and limited knowledge of surgical interventions. PMID:24008787

  8. Kirchoff, B.K. 2007. Image Quiz: Using principles of cognitive psychology to teach visual expertise. in Proceedings, UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference. Raleigh, NC: UNC TLT Collaborative.

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    Kirchoff, Bruce K.

    of all? That which seems most simple: to see with your eyes what is before your eyes. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Programs in the Image Quiz family are designed to rapidly and efficiently help users become

  9. FUN WITH GRAMMAR!!!

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    Ms. Bushman

    2007-11-29

    This page will allow you to improve your grammar by helping you assess your current level of ability and then by helping you attain more skills to improve your grammar. ASSIGNMENT #1 Go to the following link and click on the arrow below the title \\"Word and Sentence Level.\\" Online Grammar Quizzes Click on \\"Quizzes\\" and then take quizzes number 1 and 2. Print your results and bring them into class tomorrow. We will be able to assess where each of us stands grammatically speaking. ASSIGNMENT #2 Go to ...

  10. Self-Paced Learning Community

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This community houses all lessons and animations that have been published to the eLibrary. If you are a registered user of the eLibrary (click here for instructions on creating an account), you may join this community to access the learning quizzes that accompany many eLibrary lessons. Please click "Join now" in the upper right corner of this box to access the quiz features of the eLibrary.To see the entire list of lessons or animations available in the eLibrary, click on the tabs above. Once you have joined this community, you may take a quiz from a lesson anywhere in the eLibrary; lessons can be accessed alphabetically from the "Lessons" tab on the eLibrary homepage, or you may view lessons by category in the branch menus. If you have questions or comments about eLibrary learning materials, please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page. 

  11. Child Rights Information Network

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established in 1995 and based in London, the Children's Rights Information Network (CRIN) uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as their inspiration. Visitors unfamiliar with the reasons for the need for a group that advocates for the rights of children should check out the "Issues" tab. The CRIN Quiz section is a good place for visitors to learn about some of the specifics of children's rights in various countries, such as the "African Committee on the Rights and the Welfare of the Child" from 15/03/2010 and "Child Rights and the United States" from 05/11/2008. There are quizzes on some specific issues that involve children, such as "Child Slavery" from 28/03/2007 and "Quiz on Children Affected by Armed Conflict" from 24/11/2006. The "Information By Country", which can be accessed on the left hand side of the homepage, features International Law, National Law, and Regional Law related to the country, as well as the "Latest Resources", which include such valuable guides as the "Human Rights Watch: Global Report 2010".

  12. Distance Learning Materials for Elementary Astronomy with Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Castle, K. G.

    2004-05-01

    I have developed a distance learning astronomy course with an integral lab. The materials for this course are available from the site below. Test and quiz contents can be obtained upon request In this distance-learning format, students take quizzes online, tests in person and meet with the instructor for assistance. Student activities include homework, laboratory exercises and observing projects using household and community resources. This course (Astro 128) has been approved to fulfill general education requirements for University of California and the California State University system. Materials include instructions and reference materials for measuring parallax, analyzing radial velocity and light curves, finding ages of star clusters, tracking planets, recording sunrise or sunset time, simulating lunar phases, assessing lunar feature ages, classifying stellar spectra from tracings, and classifying galaxy morphology. Students analyze actual astronomical data from the literature in many cases. A comparatively large number of observational examples allows each student to work with a unique assignment. Course management includes a calendar where students schedule meetings with the instructor and WebCT test, quiz and grade maintenance. Course materials are supplied with links to data sets in PDF. This class was developed with technical assistance from the Instructional Technology Department at Diablo Valley College.

  13. Computer-based, Jeopardy-like game in general chemistry for engineering majors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ling, S. S.; Saffre, F.; Kadadha, M.; Gater, D. L.; Isakovic, A. F.

    2013-03-01

    We report on the design of Jeopardy-like computer game for enhancement of learning of general chemistry for engineering majors. While we examine several parameters of student achievement and attitude, our primary concern is addressing the motivation of students, which tends to be low in a traditionally run chemistry lectures. The effect of the game-playing is tested by comparing paper-based game quiz, which constitutes a control group, and computer-based game quiz, constituting a treatment group. Computer-based game quizzes are Java-based applications that students run once a week in the second part of the last lecture of the week. Overall effectiveness of the semester-long program is measured through pretest-postest conceptual testing of general chemistry. The objective of this research is to determine to what extent this ``gamification'' of the course delivery and course evaluation processes may be beneficial to the undergraduates' learning of science in general, and chemistry in particular. We present data addressing gender-specific difference in performance, as well as background (pre-college) level of general science and chemistry preparation. We outline the plan how to extend such approach to general physics courses and to modern science driven electives, and we offer live, in-lectures examples of our computer gaming experience.

  14. Alliance for Aging Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Founded in 1986, to "promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process", the Washington D.C.-based Alliance for Aging Research has a website that covers many different "Topics". Visitors can explore general topics, such as "Caregiving", "Longevity", "Medical Innovation", and "Policy", as well as "Focus Areas". The focus areas include "Access to Breakthroughs", "Drug Development", "Persistent Pain" and "Vision Loss". On the homepage visitors can take "Surveys & Quizzes", like "Understanding Persistent Pain" and "Valve Disease Quiz - How Much Do You Know?" Related to the valve disease quiz is the recent podcast of a valve surgery patient, who discusses the symptoms she felt that resulted in her recent visit to the doctor, how she was diagnosed, her growing knowledge of the surgical procedure, and how she felt after surgery. Visitors can find that podcast and others, at the "Media" link near the bottom of the homepage. Also in the "Media" link, visitors can find videos, such as "Will Science Cure Aging?", and a rich archive of videos and podcasts.

  15. Using Test Generating Software for Assessment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Singh Aurora, Tarlok

    2007-04-01

    Assessment is an important part of teaching and learning. Designing suitable tests and quizzes for assessment is a time consuming task. With faculty's much commitment at work, sometimes it is not easy to find enough time to design a good test before the test day. Searching for and modifying older tests can take considerable amount of time. There is a need to develop a customized test bank that one could use to generate a quiz or test quickly before class time or before a test. A number of commercial software is available for e-learning that has this capability. Some of these are - Test Generator, Examview, Test Pro Developer etc. Application of Examview software in developing a test bank for physics will be presented. A physics test bank, with applications in other disciplines, can be gradually built over time and used to create a test or quiz quickly. Multiple scrambled versions of a single test (and answer sheets) can be created to discourage cheating in a large class setting. The presentation will show how to build a test bank.

  16. Career Ideas for Kids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Twelve books in this series introduce children in grades 4-9 to a variety of exciting professions. Complete with interesting job descriptions, quizzes, and attractive visuals to maintain the interest of kids.

  17. General Policies - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

    E-print Network

    ... of their diverse forms (such as the use of substitutes for taking examinations, the use of illegal cribs, plagiarism, ... Tips for Success ... every homework assignment (to the point of understanding) will not perform very well on quizzes and tests.

  18. Pharmacy Student Self-Testing as a Predictor of Examination Performance

    PubMed Central

    Panus, Peter; Hagemeier, Nicholas; Thigpen, Jim; Brooks, Lauren

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To determine if student self-testing improves performance during a doctor of pharmacy course. Methods. Students were given access to online quizzes with a large pool of randomly selected questions specific to upcoming examination content. Quizzes were electronically scored immediately upon completion and students were provided corrective feedback. Results. Examination scores following implementation of the practice quizzes were significantly higher in all but the last testing period. The upper fiftieth percentile of students scored higher on both the practice quizzes and subsequent examinations in all but the fourth testing period. Conclusions. Providing pharmacy students with self-testing opportunities could increase their retention of course material and provide feedback to both students and educators regarding learning, as well as provide students with a measure of their metacognition. PMID:24672065

  19. Philadelphia University Faculty of Science

    E-print Network

    Philadelphia University Faculty of Science Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering specific skills (Transferable Skills). The students will be able to use variable software to analyze genetic data such as DNA and protein sequences. Assessment instruments Quizzes & Home works Final

  20. EPA Student Center: Fun Activities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Here are links to EPA and non-EPA activities to help students learn more about the environment. Topics covered include solid waste, recycling, pollution, and UV radiation. Activities include on-line quizzes, puzzles, games, interactive books, and more.

  1. A note on some reinforcing properties of university lectures1

    PubMed Central

    Lloyd, Kenneth E.; Garlington, Warren K.; Lowry, Douglas; Burgess, Helene; Euler, Harald A.; Knowlton, William R.

    1972-01-01

    Contingency management systems in university courses have sometimes assigned the role of reinforcing stimulus to lectures and demonstrations. Attending a lecture was made contingent upon having previously finished certain course assignments. The present paper investigated some variables that control student attendance at lectures. Attendance remained high throughout each course at those class meetings where quizzes contributing to course grades were given or where impending quizzes were discussed. Attendance at lectures over the reading assignments or over material unrelated to course quizzes rapidly declined. When students were given course credit for attending these lectures, or when the lectures included information for future quizzes, attendance increased. When attending these lectures was made contingent upon having completed certain assignments the prior week, no increase in assignment completion was noted and the attendance at the lectures decreased even further. All lectures were given during one class meeting each week. Attendance at the other class meetings during the week remained stable. PMID:16795334

  2. Get Body Smart

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-08-01

    Get Body Smart is an online animation of human anatomy and physiology intended for students in K-12 through college. It currently contains hundreds of interactive, animated tutorials and quizzes on the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and urinary systems.

  3. Solar Concepts: Teacher Notes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gorham, Jonathan W.

    This volume of teacher notes describes teaching methods to support the material presented in the background text and to elaborate on basic solar concepts. Included are objectives and quizzes, teacher notes and bibliographies, and selected student projects. (Author/RE)

  4. About Cholesterol

    MedlinePLUS

    ... our bodies to keep us healthy. What is cholesterol and where does it come from? Cholesterol is ... was last reviewed on 04/21/2014. Interactive Cholesterol Guide Find videos, quizzes, trackers and more with ...

  5. Adventures in Exercise Physiology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kathleen A. FitzPatrick

    2004-09-01

    The author altered the format of an exercise physiology course from traditional lecture to emphasizing daily reading quizzes and group problem-solving activities. The SALGains evaluation was used to compare the two approaches and significant improvements

  6. H A&S 222a: Introduction to Energy and Environment (Life Under the Pale Sun) Spring 2006

    E-print Network

    of the essential ideas that underlie our environment: primarily from physics, but also with some biology. Yet. Students will write essays and work out quantitative problems for each of three units, with quizzes

  7. Tests and Forms

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    C. Jill Swango

    2003-01-01

    This section includes resources that any new teacher would want to have at their fingertips. It offers reproducible lists, quizzes, and forms. These resources will assist in making the first year of teaching a smooth and successful one.

  8. Course Syllabus-graduate students SWS 4207/5208, Fall 2014

    E-print Network

    Ma, Lena

    will focus on plant and crop systems but will touch on animal systems. The first part of the course quizzes testing you on the previous content. We will have six (6) discussion topics for everyone to delve

  9. Course Syllabus-Undergrads SWS 4207/5208, Fall 2014

    E-print Network

    Ma, Lena

    will focus on plant and crop systems but will touch on animal systems. The first part of the course quizzes testing you on the previous content. We will have six (6) discussion topics for everyone to delve

  10. Disruptive Students: A Liability, Policy, and Ethical Overview

    E-print Network

    their studies.2 Sign language in- terpreters are present even at graduations as an accommodation to the hearing in the text, extra time for exams and quizzes. Elizabeth F. Farrell, Paying Attention to Students Who Can

  11. Digestive System Movie

    MedlinePLUS

    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... Pink Locker Society Movie: Digestive System KidsHealth > Kids > Movies & More > Movies > Movie: Digestive System Print A A ...

  12. What Kids Say about: Tobacco

    MedlinePLUS

    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... he or she has seen of smokers. Sometimes, movies or ads can make smoking seem like a ...

  13. Wheelchairs

    MedlinePLUS

    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... old-fashioned kind you see in black & white movies — or like the one President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ...

  14. Why Does My Foot Fall Asleep?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... Why Do I Shiver? How the Body Works: Movies Contact Us Print Additional resources Send to a ...

  15. Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    MedlinePLUS

    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... MORE ON THIS TOPIC How the Body Works: Movies Word! Nervous System Why Do I Need to ...

  16. What Happens to Swallowed Gum?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... TOPIC Braces Bad Breath How the Body Works: Movies Contact Us Print Additional resources Send to a ...

  17. Sections not applicable should be left blank. Grades are assessed based on three areas. Each area has multiple ways to earn credit. As a student progresses through

    E-print Network

    Bartholdi III, John J.

    : Pursues knowledge of topics necessary for project Quizzes Learning wrote, records of important websites, etc. To-Do List Maintenance: Maintain and meeting notes, and overall organization. Overall: An overall rating of your

  18. Histology on the World Wide Web: A Digest of Resources for Students and Teachers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cotter, John R.

    1997-01-01

    Provides a list of 37 World Wide Web sites that are devoted to instruction in histology and include electronic manuals, syllabi, atlases, image galleries, and quizzes. Reviews the topics, content, and highlights of these Web sites. (DDR)

  19. Fall 2013 Syllabus for 3 credits NRE 691 Ecological Planting Design Studio 9/03/2013

    E-print Network

    Awtar, Shorya

    . In the process, you will also expand your knowledge of plants beyond the native woody plants typical of Michigan for knowing the botanical name, common name, and key features of each species (two quizzes). Project 1

  20. Guide to Grammar and Writing: Nouns

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Capital Community College and Dr. Charles Darling

    2012-04-02

    This is a comprehensive guide to the usage of nouns. The resource also includes several online activities/quizzes for students to individually practice their usage of nouns; correct answers are provided.

  1. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

    E-print Network

    Industries; Journal Air & Waste Management Assoc.; Pollution Engineering. Grading: Quizzes 20 points Amendments of 1990 c. Chemical accident prevention - OSHA Process Safety Management / EPA Risk Management. Particulate control equipment ----------Spring break----- 9. Control of Particulates II a. Particulate control

  2. Taking the Pressure Off Sports Competition

    MedlinePLUS

    ... That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español What Other Kids ... usually takes a team effort to win the game. What all sports competitions have in common is ...

  3. COURSE SYLLABUS YEAR COURSE OFFERED: 2012

    E-print Network

    Kreinovich, Vladik

    COURSE SYLLABUS ****************************************************************************** YEAR ****************************************************************************** The information contained in this class syllabus is subject to change without notice. Students are expected SYLLABUS d. distributed process management Major Assignments/Exams Exams and quizzes o Types Final exam

  4. KidsHealth for Kids

    MedlinePLUS

    ... That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' ... Web site. Note: All information on KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, ...

  5. Computers Can Be a Real Pain

    MedlinePLUS

    ... That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español What Other Kids ... sitting at the computer, doing schoolwork or playing games. But whether you're writing a report about ...

  6. Successful Application of Active Learning Techniques to Introductory Microbiology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoffman, Elizabeth A.

    2001-01-01

    Points out the low student achievement in microbiology courses and presents an active learning method applied in an introductory microbiology course which features daily quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and group projects. (Contains 30 references.) (YDS)

  7. Geography World - Earth's Land

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Users of this portal can access information on mountains, islands, and other landforms of the Earth. Links are provided to a variety of materials, including books, maps, atlases, photographs and imagery, games and quizzes.

  8. MAST: Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop Semiconductor Module

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) module on Semiconductors covers fundamental scientific principles of materials through web pages, videos, glossaries, low-cost laboratory experiments, and quizzes. Keywords: conductors, insulators, electronic materials, p-n junctions.

  9. Security for Classroom Learning Partner

    E-print Network

    Iancu, Karin

    2006-01-01

    This MENG thesis implements a security system for a classroom presentation system called the Classroom Learning Partner (CLP). The goal of the security system is to prevent cheating on electronic quizzes. CLP is a system ...

  10. Over-the-Counter Medications and High Blood Pressure

    MedlinePLUS

    ... iOS | Android | Kindle Fire | PDF Interactive High Blood Pressure Guide Find videos, quizzes, trackers and more with ... Also available as a downloadable PDF . High Blood Pressure • Home • About High Blood Pressure (HBP) • Why HBP ...

  11. Earth Science Online Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    These resources are designed to accompany the textbook 'Earth Science' by Pearson Prentice Hall. Materials include quizzes, online field trips, Powerpoint presentations, study guides, animations, and links to online resources.

  12. Idea Bank: Practice Makes Perfect

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Diane Warren

    2002-09-01

    New science teachers face a daunting task. They must rapidly learn how to put together notes, find interesting demos, present challenging labs, provide appropriate homework, write tests and quizzes, stay organized, and find a balance between home and scho

  13. Climate Variability and Change Lectures, July 2013

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    COMET

    2014-04-08

    This lesson presents 13 recorded presentations from the 29 July–2 August, 2013 offering of the Climate Variability and Change Virtual Course (CVCVC). This five-day live facilitated online course provided an extensive background on a range of climate variability and change topics with an emphasis on developing communication skills for challenging climate topics. The topics covered in this course, while aimed primarily at NOAA operational climate services delivery staff will also be helpful for others who already possess a basic level of understanding of climate science. Presentations include: Weather vs. Climate — Derek Arndt, National Climatic Data Center, NOAA Climate Variability — Matt Newman, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Climate Science Communication — Derek Arndt, National Climatic Data Center, NOAA The El Niño/ Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle — Michelle L'Heureux, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlooks — Gerry Bell, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service The Madden-Julian Oscillation — Jon Gottschalk, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service Drought: Science, Monitoring and Early Warning — Roger Pulwarty, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Earth System Research Laboratory/NOAA Climate Prediction Center Outlooks — Mike Halpert, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service Climate.gov: Information, Products, and Tools — David Herring, Climate Program Office, NOAA/National Weather Service Climate Communication Skills for Decision-support Audiences — Susan Buhr, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado Climate Change Science — Wayne Higgins, Climate Program Office, NOAA Climate Change Impacts — Peter Backlund, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Managing Marine and Coastal Resources in a Changing Climate — Kenric Osgood, Marine Ecosystems Division, NOAA, NMFS Please Note: There are no quizzes available on MetEd for these materials. However, National Weather Service users may complete a quiz for each lecture and receive credit in the NWS Learning Center. The quizzes may be found in the NWS Learning Center by searching for "Climate Variability and Change Lecture". Alternatively, a learning plan containing quizzes for all 13 lectures is available on the NWS Learning Center's COMET Page.

  14. zeroBio

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kimmel, Elliott

    Elliott Kimmel may have created zeroBio for the students of London, Ontario's Central Secondary School, but high school biology students anywhere would benefit tremendously from a visit to this extensive collection of biology learning resources. In addition to functioning as an online biology textbook, zeroBio offers dissection photos for a number of specimens, multimedia presentations, self-quizzing flashcards for organic chemistry, downloadable worksheets, interactive quizzes, games, puzzles, and more.

  15. Molecular Models for Biochemistry

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Carnegie Mellon University website uses Chime and RasMol images to provide students with many biochemistry tutorials and quizzes. Intended as a supplement to a standard biochemistry text, users can find numerous 3-D images of small molecules, amino acids, protein structures, and much more. The website offers extensive viewing suggestions and tutorials on Chime and RasMol. With countless interactive materials and quizzes, biochemistry students can find the help they need at this extraordinary website.

  16. Spanish Learning

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mr. Forster

    2007-12-05

    To better understand the verbs and vocabulary used in the spanish language You will need to log on to this website this link will give you all of the conjugations of the irregular verbs. Be sure to take the quizzes on the ser and estar verbs. We will cover these in class. Spanish Verbs Educational Quizzes Click on this first website and follow the link ...

  17. After Dr. Kolff's talk this morning I think that in order to get to the final level of understanding of the complex biomass energy problem we should postpone the quiz slightly, to

    E-print Network

    of understanding of the complex biomass energy problem we should postpone the quiz slightly, to Weds. 3 May soon will come. Please have a look at MacKay's http://www.withouthotair.com/ Sustainable energy without you more thoughts about this project. Every decision made in energy and environment produces winners

  18. Quiz Section 8 Announcements

    E-print Network

    Borenstein, Elhanan

    functions connected to the data they work on · Helps organize your code and facilitates modular design #12Name: def __init__(self, arg1, arg2): self.attribute1 = arg1 self.attribute2 = arg2 def print_attribute1(self): print self.attribute1 class_instance = ClassName(arg1, arg2) class_instance.print_attribute1

  19. LASP New Employee Quiz

    Cancer.gov

    This course was designed to provide new employees working with animals in the Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) with a basic overview of issues pertaining to the care and use of animals at the NCI-Frederick. NCI employees working with animals are encouraged to take this course also. This course can also be utilized as a periodic refresher for any employee working with animals. Additionally, new employees working with animals are required to attend the Animal Health Overview Course.

  20. Sickle Cell Disease Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... False: People with sickle cell disease cannot get malaria . a) True b) False 4. True or False: ... False: People with sickle cell disease cannot get malaria. FALSE People with sickle cell disease can get ...

  1. SPOT Skin Cancer Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... meetings archive Derm Exam Prep Course Epiphanies in Dermatology Legislative Conference Education and quality care AAD professional education Online Learning Center Clinical guidelines PQRS DataDerm State melanoma ...

  2. Credit Card Quiz.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marks, Jeff

    2000-01-01

    Describes an activity in which students design credit cards and discover for themselves the mathematical realities of buying on credit. Employs multiple-intelligence theory to increase the chance that all students will be reached. (YDS)

  3. Teen Diabetes Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... lunch Hit the vending machine between classes Steer clear of fried foods Both a and c Skip lunch and eat when you get home If you are overweight, you can get to a healthy weight by: Going on a fad diet Cutting 1,000 calories a day Being more active, ...

  4. Cerebral Palsy (CP) Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Stages & Populations Travelers' Health Workplace Safety & Health Features Media Sign up for Features Get Email Updates To ... Home Cerebral Palsy Data & Statistics Developmental Milestones Features Media Sign up for Features Get Email Updates To ...

  5. Pet Allergy Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... clothing or shoes. Question 8 There is no proven long-term treatment for pet allergies. True False False: Allergy shots therapy (immunotherapy) has a proven track record as an effective form of long ...

  6. Interactive Sleep Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Americans suffer from sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. An untreated sleep ... can live normal lives. The primary cause of insomnia is worry. True False Correct! Incorrect! Insomnia has ...

  7. Allergic Rhinitis Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... types of grass They all are hay fever allergens Hay. Hay fever symptoms are not typically triggered ... as an invader. This substance is called an allergen. The immune system overreacts to the allergen by ...

  8. Skin Allergy Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... mouth, swelling of the tongue and throat and hives. More serious problems might include difficulty breathing and ... mouth, swelling of the tongue and throat and hives, as well as more serious problems. Some of ...

  9. Healthy Men - Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... on your PDA or mobile device Health Care Innovations Exchange Innovations and Tools to Improve Quality and Reduce Disparities ... Comparative Effectiveness Cross-Agency Communications Health Information Technology Innovations & Emerging Issues Patient Safety Prevention & Care Management Value ...

  10. Teen Diabetes Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... enjoy Teens with diabetes should not eat at fast food restaurants. True False Teens get type 2 diabetes ... and dance. Answer: B You can eat at fast-food restaurants, just not every day. When you do, ...

  11. Ovarian Cancer Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... show(); mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg); } } } catch(e){ mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show(); mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg); } } } Help patients and their caregivers know that they ...

  12. RadQuiz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Ahmad, Naveed, M.D.

    2012-08-03

    Created by Dr. Naveed Ahmad, this website brings together hundreds of high-quality resources for people interested in learning more about the world of radiology. On the homepage, visitors are presented with a list of topical areas, including Career Center, Online Books, Rad Organizations, and half a dozen others. The Online Books area is a good place to start, as it contains nine different textbooks created by a range of institutions, including medical publishing houses and universities. Further along, the Recommended Reading List includes helpful works on topics like diagnostic imaging, radiology procedures, and so on. The site also contains sections that focus on certain physiological regions of the body, such as the chest and the brain.

  13. Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Richman, Jacob

    More and more classrooms are utilizing a number of online Internet sites to supplement traditional classroom instruction, and this recently released website produced by Jacob Richman may be a welcome addition to the growing number of materials publicly available. Designed for younger students, the site includes four educational activities, including a word search, quizzes, hangman, and a match game. In the word game, visitors can choose their skill level, then pick a set of themed words to be included in the game, such as birds or colors. In the match game, visitors can start by reviewing each thematic set of cards, which feature a voice that also says the name of the item featured on each card. Once again, visitors can elect to pick their skill level and so on. Finally the quiz allows visitors to select from different sets of questions, such as those about opposites and synonyms and queries about the animal kingdom. Overall, this site serves as a nice adjunct to classroom learning activities for preschool or younger elementary school students.

  14. Weather Forecaster Understanding of Climate Models

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bol, A.; Kiehl, J. T.; Abshire, W. E.

    2013-12-01

    Weather forecasters, particularly those in broadcasting, are the primary conduit to the public for information on climate and climate change. However, many weather forecasters remain skeptical of model-based climate projections. To address this issue, The COMET Program developed an hour-long online lesson of how climate models work, targeting an audience of weather forecasters. The module draws on forecasters' pre-existing knowledge of weather, climate, and numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. In order to measure learning outcomes, quizzes were given before and after the lesson. Preliminary results show large learning gains. For all people that took both pre and post-tests (n=238), scores improved from 48% to 80%. Similar pre/post improvement occurred for National Weather Service employees (51% to 87%, n=22 ) and college faculty (50% to 90%, n=7). We believe these results indicate a fundamental misunderstanding among many weather forecasters of (1) the difference between weather and climate models, (2) how researchers use climate models, and (3) how they interpret model results. The quiz results indicate that efforts to educate the public about climate change need to include weather forecasters, a vital link between the research community and the general public.

  15. Cyberschoolbus

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Online since the heady boom days of the Internet back in 1996, the United Nations Cyberschoolbus is part of a broader mission to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The overall mission of the project is "to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization." The site is quite a success, as students have access to country profiles, a well-written introduction to the history and work of the United Nations, and some fun quizzes (such as the one on national flags) and the Urban Fact Game, which is a creative on-line quiz about cities and their populations. Teachers are well-served by the site as well, as it includes helpful curriculums such as those on racial discrimination and age-appropriate briefing papers. Interested teachers may want to sign up to review content for the site, as they will receive free materials for their own classroom if they do so.

  16. Challenges and opportunities: using a science-based video game in secondary school settings

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Muehrer, Rachel; Jenson, Jennifer; Friedberg, Jeremy; Husain, Nicole

    2012-12-01

    Simulations and games are not new artifacts to the study of science in secondary school settings (Hug, Kriajcik and Marx 2005), however teachers remain skeptical as to their value, use and appropriateness (Rice 2006). The difficulty is not only the design and development of effective play environments that produce measurable changes in knowledge and/or understanding, but also in their on-the-ground use (Jaipal and Figg 2010). This paper reports on the use of a science-focused video game in five very different secondary school settings in Ontario, Canada. A mixed-methods approach was used in the study, and included data gathered on general gameplay habits and technology use, as well as informal interviews with teachers and students who played the game. In total, 161 participants played a series of games focused on the "life of a plant", and were given both a pre and post quiz to determine if the game helped them retain and/or change what they knew about scientific processes like plant cell anatomy and photosynthesis. Participants showed statistically significant improvement on quizzes that were taken after playing the game for approximately one-hour sessions, despite difficulties in some cases both accessing and playing the game for the full hour. Our findings also reveal the ongoing challenges in making use of technology in a variety of school sessions, even when using a browser-based game, that demanded very little other than a reliable internet connection.

  17. Neural patterns underlying social comparisons of personal performance.

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    Lindner, Michael; Rudorf, Sarah; Birg, Robert; Falk, Armin; Weber, Bernd; Fliessbach, Klaus

    2015-04-01

    Humans often evaluate their abilities by comparing their personal performance with that of others. For this process, it is critical whether the comparison turns out in one's favor or against it. Here, we investigate how social comparisons of performance are encoded and integrated on the neural level. We collected functional magnetic resonance images while subjects answered questions in a knowledge quiz that was related to their profession. After each question, subjects received a feedback about their personal performance, followed by a feedback about the performance of a reference group who had been quizzed beforehand. Based on the subjects' personal performance, we divided trials in downward and upward comparisons. We found that upward comparisons correlated with activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the anterior insula. Downward comparisons were associated with increased activation in the ventral striatum (VS), the medial orbitofrontal cortex and the ventral anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). The extent to which subjects outperformed the reference group modulated the activity in the VS and in the dorsal ACC. We suggest that the co-activation of the VS and the dorsal ACC contributes to the integration of downward comparisons into the evaluation of personal performance. PMID:24948156

  18. Utilization of blended learning to teach preclinical endodontics.

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    Maresca, Cristina; Barrero, Carlos; Duggan, Dereck; Platin, Enrique; Rivera, Eric; Hannum, Wallace; Petrola, Frank

    2014-08-01

    Blended learning (BL) is the integration of classroom learning with an online environment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether dental students who experienced BL in a preclinical endodontic course demonstrated better manual skills, conceptual knowledge, and learning experience compared to those experiencing traditional learning. All eighty-one students (100 percent) in a preclinical endodontics course agreed to participate and were assigned to either the traditional or BL group. A root canal procedure was used to determine the level of manual skills gained by each group. Pre- and post-intervention quizzes were given to all students to evaluate conceptual knowledge gained, and the students' perspectives on the methods were evaluated with a survey. The BL group scored better than the traditional group on the manual skills exercise at a statistically significant level (p=0.0067). There were no differences in the post-intervention quiz scores between the two groups, and the students' opinions were positive regarding BL. With BL, the students were able to learn and demonstrate dental skills at a high level. PMID:25086153

  19. Sea & Ships: Explore online

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    The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in England notes that its goal is "working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people." There is so much to explore in the "Sea and Ships" portion of the NMM website, but a great way to see everything it has to offer is by using the "Sea and Ships Directory" at the bottom of the homepage. It divides the material up by "Subjects", "People", "Collections", "Online Galleries", and "Games and Interactives". Visitors interested in lessons about the ocean that come in the form of games, quizzes and stories, should definitely check out the "Your Ocean" link from the "Games and Interactives". The "Your Waste" lesson gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills at "managing an oil spill clean-up operation", in the game "Oil Crisis!" Keeping waste to a minimum is what the quiz "Pollution Solutions" addresses, and is also on the "Your Waste" page. Other lessons include "Your Energy", "Your Stuff" and "Your Climate".

  20. Guide to Grammar and Writing

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    Darling, Charles.

    Charles Darling, Professor of English/Humanities at Capital Community-Technical College (Hartford, Connecticut), provides this site, a compendium of English grammar, usage, and writing information at the sentence, paragraph, and essay levels. Each section contains easily understood information about concepts related to the topic. Most sections contain answered quizzes. These 76 quizzes are also available in a separate section. An index to the 142 grammar and writing topics covered is also available separately. A bibliography and "Ask Grammar" site, among other features, are also provided.

  1. Quiz Section 1 Tanya Grancharova

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    file containing one line print "Hello, world!" · Be sure to end line with enter · Save file as hello.py in present working directory · In terminal type "python hello.py" > python hello.py Hello, world! #12;Objects, and then prints them on the same line with a colon in between > python print-two-args.py hello world hello : world

  2. Be MedWise Quiz

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    If the over-the-counter medicine expiration date has passed, what should you do? a) take it anyway b) give it to a friend c) throw ... other information If you still have over-the-counter medicines with the old label, what should you do? ...

  3. Face the Fats Quiz 2

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    Do you know your fats by heart? Ready to make informed choices about the foods you eat? From fish to French fries to fried chicken, test your knowledge about the fats in some familiar foods. Welcome to Face the ...

  4. Physics 416 Quiz Sheet Name: ___________________________________

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    Hart, Gus

    . #12;4. a) Our experience with diamond suggests several conclusions bearing on future XPS studies calculations of the density... b) Our experience with diamond suggests several conclusions bearing on future

  5. Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Quiz

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    ... both daily management and how to respond to problems. Question 5 If my child has asthma, he or she can never be an Olympic or professional athlete. True False False: There are numerous examples of world-class athletes -- including runners, swimmers, and football players -- who are able ...

  6. Quiz 4 review Astronomy 1161

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    Pradhan, Anil

    ), then it is geologically active. b. This activity can be explained by plate tectonics. The upper layer of the planet processes. c. Rift zone: Plates moving apart, causes ridges and rifts. Low points fill with water on the material that the planet is made of. 1 #12;b. Water = 1 g/cc. c. Volatile elements (mixtures of hydrogen

  7. Does the mind map learning strategy facilitate information retrieval and critical thinking in medical students?

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    2010-01-01

    Background A learning strategy underutilized in medical education is mind mapping. Mind maps are multi-sensory tools that may help medical students organize, integrate, and retain information. Recent work suggests that using mind mapping as a note-taking strategy facilitates critical thinking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and critical thinking, as measured by the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT), and whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and recall of domain-based information. Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 131 first-year medical students were randomly assigned to a standard note-taking (SNT) group or mind map (MM) group during orientation. Subjects were given a demographic survey and pre-HSRT. They were then given an unfamiliar text passage, a pre-quiz based upon the passage, and a 30-minute break, during which time subjects in the MM group were given a presentation on mind mapping. After the break, subjects were given the same passage and wrote notes based on their group (SNT or MM) assignment. A post-quiz based upon the passage was administered, followed by a post-HSRT. Differences in mean pre- and post-quiz scores between groups were analyzed using independent samples t-tests, whereas differences in mean pre- and post-HSRT total scores and subscores between groups were analyzed using ANOVA. Mind map depth was assessed using the Mind Map Assessment Rubric (MMAR). Results There were no significant differences in mean scores on both the pre- and post-quizzes between note-taking groups. And, no significant differences were found between pre- and post-HSRT mean total scores and subscores. Conclusions Although mind mapping was not found to increase short-term recall of domain-based information or critical thinking compared to SNT, a brief introduction to mind mapping allowed novice MM subjects to perform similarly to SNT subjects. This demonstrates that medical students using mind maps can successfully retrieve information in the short term, and does not put them at a disadvantage compared to SNT students. Future studies should explore longitudinal effects of mind-map proficiency training on both short- and long-term information retrieval and critical thinking. PMID:20846442

  8. A Blended Learning Lecture Delivery Model for Large and Diverse Undergraduate Cohorts

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    McKenzie, Wendy A.; Perini, Eloise; Rohlf, Vanessa; Toukhsati, Samia; Conduit, Russell; Sanson, Gordon

    2013-01-01

    A blended learning model was developed to enhance lecture delivery in a large, diverse introductory psychology unit, introducing the use of an online, personalized learning system for lecture preparation and using lecture time to extend students' understanding. Changes to the assessment included diagnostic, formative and summative online quizzes

  9. Post-Passage Questions: The Effects of Hierarchical Importance. Technical Report No. 241.

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    Wilhite, Stephen C.

    An experiment contrasted the predictions of two explanations of the cognitive review process of the post-passage adjunct question paradigm. The questions presented to 104 college students quizzed either information high in the organizational structure of the expository prose passage or information low in the structure. The top-down-search…

  10. Engineering Graphics/Pro-Engineer on the Web

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    Crown, Stephen W.

    This website, authored by Stephen W. Crown of the University of Texas-Pan American, is the 1999 recipient of Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware. It includes a course syllabus for an Engineering Graphics course, virtual world, lecture notes, games and quizzes, class photos, and pro-engineer tutorials.

  11. Developing Security Education and Awareness Programs.

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    Payne, Shirley

    2003-01-01

    Discusses how to develop effective security education and awareness programs to help the wide and varied groups of people on campuses understand their role in campus security, examining: target audiences (e.g., students, parents, faculty, researchers, and administrators); effective delivery methods (e.g., online quizzes, handbooks, and videos);…

  12. Pedagogical Techniques: Student Performance and Preferences.

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    Beets, S. Douglas; Lobingier, Patricia G.

    2001-01-01

    Students in financial accounting were exposed to three teaching methods for one-third semester each (chalkboard, overhead projector, presentation software). No overall student learning differences were found, but students performed better on quizzes and exams when their preferred method was used. (SK)

  13. Comparing Assessment Methods as Predictors of Student Learning in an Undergraduate Mathematics Course

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    Shorter, Nichole A.; Young, Cynthia Y.

    2011-01-01

    This experiment was designed to determine which assessment method: continuous assessment (in the form of daily in-class quizzes), cumulative assessment (in the form of online homework), or project-based learning, best predicted student learning (dependent upon post-test grades) in an undergraduate mathematics course. Participants included 117…

  14. Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Online Motion Control Training Package

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    Buiu, C.

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present an integrated Internet-based package for teaching the fundamentals of motion control by using a wide range of resources: theory, videos, simulators, games, quizzes, and a remote lab. The package is aimed at automation technicians, pupils at vocational schools and students taking an introductory course in…

  15. Testing to Enhance Retention in Human Anatomy

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    Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

    2011-01-01

    Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one's knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body, and four about the…

  16. Self-Directed Learning in Gross Human Anatomy: Assessment Outcomes and Student Perceptions

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    Smythe, Gayle; Hughes, Diane

    2008-01-01

    Speech pathology students enrolled in a lecture-based gross human anatomy program completed two out of nine topics in self-directed mode. Student performance in quizzes was compared for the two modes, and the students completed questionnaires on their perceptions of the self-directed mode of delivery. Students performed as well in the first…

  17. Chemistry 321 Organic Chemistry

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    Wagner, Diane

    computer (HyperChem) homework sets, an NMR Homework set (2 problems), OWL homework, quizzes (clicker format will be given only five chances to solve each OWL homework problem. If you miss a problem, it is important of organic molecules, major reactions (approximately 50) and their mechanisms, synthesis, structure

  18. Yale University Anatomy Clinic

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    2008-01-01

    This website provides a range of learning opportunities for medical students to test their skills in regards to various medical techniques/procedures. The site is organized by anatomical region and for each activity objectives, procedures, associated labs, quizzes and immediate feedback are provided.

  19. Secrets of the Ocean Realm

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    Visually appealing site includes background information on ocean organisms, teaching activities, quizzes, and underwater photography and filmmaking. Topics covered include: Gulf of California organisms, open ocean animals, venomous organisms, nocturnal species, whales, sharks, reef creatures, and sea stars. Created as an accompanying resource to the Secrets of the Ocean Realm video series, the information is also useful on its own.

  20. Chem 341 Jasperse Syllabus 1 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I: CHEMISTRY 341 SYLLABUS

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    Jasperse, Craig P.

    them due when you take the test associated with the material being "quizzed". However, you can also involving some extra problems or comments or pre-test tips. Homework and Study Strategy: All assigned book.) These problems will be computer-graded, will give you some practice and sometimes tips, and will help to keep you

  1. An Investigation of the Impact of an Intervention to Reduce Academic Procrastination Using Short Message Service (SMS) Technology

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    Davis, Darrel R.; Abbitt, Jason T.

    2013-01-01

    This mixed-method pilot study investigated the impact of a custom Short Message Service (SMS) reminder system developed to help students reduce procrastination and increase performance on weekly content-related quizzes in a high-enrollment hybrid online course. Text message reminders were sent to three students with high procrastination and low…

  2. MTH 109 CDA: QUANTITATIVE REASONING SPRING 2008 SYLLABUS

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    Fratarcangeli, Sergio

    a communication device, such as a cell-phone, as a calculator during quizzes or tests. (4) Webpage: The course: M-Th 2:15-3:15 and by appointment. · Email: sfratarcangeli@cnr.edu · Phone: 914-654-5301 Course as missing class once. Simply put, it is distracting--and rude--for students to enter the classroom after

  3. MA 126-106 H Calculus II Honors Section Spring 2013 Schedule: MWF 2:30 3:40 in ILB 345

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    Silver, Dan

    your final grade by a letter. Cell Phones and Laptops: The use of cell phones or computers during Instructor: Dr. Dan Silver · Office: ILB 303 · Phone: 460-6264 ext. 6757 E-mail: silver lectures is rude and a distraction. Homework: Homework will be assigned but not collected. Quizzes

  4. Spring 2010 Course Information Instructor: Dr. Vicki Allan, Vicki.Allan@usu.edu, 421 Old Main, (435)-797-2022

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    Allan, Vicki H.

    : Please turn off your cell phones during class. Lap tops in class are a big distraction for most people is mandatory. If necessary, quizzes will be given to ensure your interest in attending. Cell Phones, Lap Tops: When you come to class late, every person in the class is distracted by your entrance (including your

  5. Fine Tuning the Teaching Methods Used for Second Year University Mathematics

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    Lim, L. L.; Thiel, D. V.; Searles, Debra J.

    2012-01-01

    Second year mathematics is a compulsory course for all students enrolled in engineering and mathematics programmes at the university, and it is taken by approximately 120 students each year. The pass rate of the course had been below expectations in the past years. In order to improve the predicament, quizzes which provided a mark incentive were…

  6. Remote Control Using Bluetooth

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    2014-09-18

    Building on what they learned about wired and wireless electrical connections in the associated lesson, students use Android phones to take advantage of Bluetooth wireless connections to remotely guide LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots through a maze. They compare this wireless remote control navigation to their previous experiences navigating LEGO robots via programming. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post quizzes are provided.

  7. Dr. Damian Adams University of Florida FNR 4660 (3 credits) Fall 2014

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    Watson, Craig A.

    policy issues from economic, policy, environmental, and social perspectives. Required Text and Additional:50 ­ 1:40pm, 222 Newins-Ziegler Hall Online (sec. 4761, 08EA, 1448): On demand via UF's e-Learning site e-Learning in Canvas at lss.at.ufl.edu. You can use Canvas to access lectures, take quizzes

  8. Printed Notes Versus Virtual Lectures: An Examination of Student Learning of Geoscience Content

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    Laura Guertin

    2006-01-01

    Two geoscience course sections were provided with lecture content in different formats--one with static text that contained no graphics, the other with a link to a virtual lecture. Follow-up quizzes showed no difference in learning between the two sections, yet attitudes and academic performance differed with gender.

  9. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 2nd Abstract --A system for authenticating students taking

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    Tappert, Charles

    . An application that either logs keyboard Design of a Mouse Movement Biometric System to Verify the Identity of -- A system for authenticating students taking online quizzes is described. Mouse input is the primary focus in this ongoing research effort. Index Terms -- Authentication, Mouse Biometrics, Mouse Clicks, Mouse Velocity

  10. Developing and teaching online courses in geology at the two-year college level in Georgia

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    Gore, Pamela J. W.

    2000-07-01

    In 1998, several fully online courses at Georgia Perimeter College were offered, including lectures and laboratories for both physical and historical geology. The course management software WebCT (World Wide Web Course Tools from University of British Columbia) was used, which provides administrative tools for handling e-mail, calendars, bulletin boards, chat, course notes, whiteboard, online quizzes, student tracking and other features.

  11. Technology in Pedagogy, No. 12 Copyright 2012 National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. 1

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    others allow making text notes and adding audio at various parts. However, he only found a few apps which. Install the App 2. Make an account 3. C areas: 1. Explaining concepts with ShowMe App, 2. Conducting lecture quizzes, and 3. Managing

  12. Latitude, Longitude, and Mapmaking

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    This lesson plan requires students to review the concepts of latitude and longitude and to use these concepts to create maps of different countries on the computer. They will conclude by discussing the reasons why it is important to understand latitude and longitude and by creating quizzes in which other students can locate mystery places that they map on the computer.

  13. Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars

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    Schombert, James

    2010-07-01

    This website provides materials for a complete introductory astronomy course. Under the lecture heading, students and teachers are provided with pictures, cartoons, and textual information on topics like: matter, energy, gravity, telescopes, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, and compact objects. This website also provides quizzes and links to other resources on the Internet.

  14. Effects of Recording Attendance on Grades in Introductory Psychology.

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    Shimoff, Eliot; Catania, A. Charles

    2001-01-01

    Presents a study which recorded attendance of 57 introductory psychology students by requiring them to sign-in at each class meeting. States that students who signed in attended more classes and scored higher grades on weekly multiple-choice quizzes, even on material from the textbook not included in lectures. (CMK)

  15. For Those Back Home...

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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

    Students review information learned during the past five lessons and activities of the Introduction to Engineering unit. Working in teams, they create flyers and short quizzes about various types of engineering to share with the class and collect into a "Olympic Engineering Binder" for the class to keep.

  16. From Cloud to Mobile: Drawing down Big Info into Little Apps

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    Herther, Nancy K.

    2011-01-01

    With the release of Google's App Inventor for Android, though still officially in beta, the company sought to make app development "simple but powerful" so that teachers could create study tips and quizzes, anyone could create geographic information systems (GIS) to help people find their way to some destination, and people could communicate over…

  17. Leaders Look to Technology for Savings and Change

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2012-01-01

    Students are bringing the latest devices to campuses expecting to use them as learning tools, and colleges are trying to deliver. Some of the world's best-known universities tried some experiments with a new model of online learning, in which students watch short video lectures, take automatically graded quizzes, and use online communities to work…

  18. Review, Revise, and (re)Release: Updating an Information Literacy Tutorial to Embed a Science Information Life Cycle

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    Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Plovnick, Caitlin E.

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries launched their first Find Science Information online tutorial. It was an innovative web-based tool, containing not only informative content but also interactive activities, embedded hyperlinked resources, and reflective quizzes, all designed primarily to educate undergraduate science…

  19. Chemical & Biochemical Engineering 441 (14:155:441) Chemical Engineering Kinetics

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    Engineering Course info: https://sakai.rutgers.edu Text: H. Scott Fogler, Elements of Reaction Engineering, 4 to solve reaction engineering and reactor design problems. Course grade: Problem sets 8% Quizzes 8% Design be left against the wall in the front of the classroom. Write your name on the page of notes and turn

  20. French Curriculum Guide-Level III and IV; Grades 10, 11, 12.

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    Kennedy, Dora F.; And Others

    This is a sequel to the French guide for Levels 1 and 2 (grades 7 and above). Materials for Level 3 center around: (1) the teaching of grammar using two different texts, (2) reading, (3) cultural education, and (4) supplementary lesson plans, quizzes, exercises, and tests. Other chapters discuss coverage of basic materials, differences among the…

  1. Fiscal Officer Training, 1999-2000. Participant's Guide.

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    Department of Education, Washington, DC.

    This guide is intended for use by participants (college fiscal officers, business officers, bursars, loan managers, etc.) in a two-day workshop on Title IV of the reauthorized Higher Education Act. The guide includes copies of the visual displays used in the workshop, space for individual notes, sample forms, sample computer screens, quizzes, and…

  2. Analysis of Frequency of Tests and Varying Feedback Delays in College Mathematics Achievement

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    Townsend, Neal R.; Wheatley, Grayson H.

    1975-01-01

    Sixteen beginning analytic geometry and calculus classes (442 students) followed eight testing regimes for one academic quarter. Three aptitude subgroups were identified in each class. Classes to which daily quizzes were given achieved significantly higher on a specially constructed test than those which had only a single midterm examination.…

  3. LAcoast: Kids Corner

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    This site offers coloring books of coastal Louisiana, water safety, and endangered species; interactive panoramic views of the Bayou Sauvage of Louisiana; quizzes on wetland animals and birds; and a guide for teaching about coastal wetlands, which includes student activity plans. There are also links to maps and aerial photography of wetlands.

  4. Everglades National Park Including Biscayne National Park. Activity Book.

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    Ruehrwein, Dick

    Intended to help elementary school children learn about the resources of the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, this activity book includes information, puzzles, games, and quizzes. The booklet deals with concepts related to: (1) the seasons; (2) fire ecology; (3) water; (4) fish; (5) mammals; (6) mosquitos; (7) birds; (8) venomous snakes;…

  5. Occupational Preparation Vocabulary Module. Instructor Manual. Student Manual. Revised.

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    Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.

    This module contains a student manual and an instructor's manual for study of vocabulary for vocational education aimed at students with special needs. The student manual consists of quizzes that consist of matching and multiple-choice items that can be used to review the vocabulary of the unit as presented on a videotaped lesson. Answers to the…

  6. Some Techniques for the Mathematics Classroom

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    Schoenfeld, Alan H.

    1977-01-01

    Eight suggestions for surmounting barriers between the student and the class teacher are given and briefly discussed: class evaluations, alternate class structure, student-written notes, in-class "experiments," quizzes without trauma, the class dummy, "programmed" spontaneity, and "treats." (DT)

  7. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read, analyze and critique written discourse

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    Barrash, Warren

    written discourse in Spanish at the intermediate level Exams and/or Quizzes (These will assess reading discourse in Spanish at the intermediate level ; Analyze underlying assumptions affect- ing the demographicSPANISH202 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read, analyze and critique

  8. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read and understand written discourse in

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    Barrash, Warren

    discourse in Spanish at the elementary level Exams and/or Quizzes (These will assess reading skills- mation sources in both written and spoken discourse in Spanish at the elementary level. PresentationsSPANISH101 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read and understand written

  9. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read, analyze and critique written discourse

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    Barrash, Warren

    written discourse in Spanish at the intermediate level Exams and/or Quizzes (These will assess reading discourse in Spanish at the intermediate level ; Analyze underlying assumptions affect- ing the demographicSPANISH203 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read, analyze and critique

  10. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read and understand written discourse in

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    Barrash, Warren

    discourse in Spanish at the elementary level Exams and/or Quizzes (These will assess reading skills Spanish in both written and spoken discourse in Spanish at the elementary level. Presentations ; Exams. PortionsSPANISH102 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read and understand written

  11. SPANISH111-112 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy

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    Barrash, Warren

    written discourse in Spanish at the elementary level Exams and/or Quizzes (These will assess reading appropriate infor- mation sources in both written and spoken discourse in Spanish at the elementary levelSPANISH111-112 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read and understand

  12. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read, analyze and critique written discourse

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    Barrash, Warren

    written discourse in Spanish at the intermediate level Exams and/or Quizzes (These will assess reading culturally appropriate infor- mation sources in both written and spoken discourse in SpanishSPANISH201 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read, analyze and critique

  13. ABET Criterion 3: Outcomes Met By Course Content This brief content assessment should be consistent with the updated Course Syllabet

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    Walter, M.Todd

    solutions in the context of a complex natural environment #12;(C) COURSE OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT MATRIX Dept and impacts of wastes in an environmental medium. a,b,e,k Assigned problems Class quizzes Problems 2, 5, 6, 7ABET Criterion 3: Outcomes Met By Course Content This brief content assessment should be consistent

  14. Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol

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    Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol Updated:Aug 1,2014 As part of a complete prevention and treatment program for managing your cholesterol and lowering ... you agree to the Terms and Conditions Interactive Cholesterol Guide Find videos, quizzes, trackers and more with ...

  15. Are You a Conscious Consumer?

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    Trede, Mildred

    1990-01-01

    This article is a chapter from a book titled "Rock Writing," which emphasizes writing skills for gifted students. It focuses on consumer education with examples from language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Included are quizzes, open-ended problems, puns, advertising euphemisms, comparison pricing exercises, research problems, and…

  16. This program is delivered by Ceridian LifeWorks. 2014 Ceridian Corporation

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    Andrews, Peter B.

    to limit service or report information to authorities regarding child abuse, elder abuse or threat of harm to authothh itrities reggardingn child abuse, eeelder abuse or threhh at ofo harm to yyyoursele f or othet rs resources, booklets, quizzes and online tools including child and elder care locators, or financial

  17. ME 290D Solid Modeling, Fall 2014 http://www.me.berkeley.edu/~mcmains/290D/

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    McMains, Sara

    Engineering Mold-making/Casting Morphing 3D Printing Fixturing Tolerancing Tools & Techniques drawn from-12:30 3107 Etcheverry Required Materials: The only required reading will be handouts and research papers of lecture. 2 midterm quizzes, closed book, on the reading & lecture material (tentatively scheduled

  18. Using Wireless Response Systems to Replicate Behavioral Research Findings in the Classroom

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    Cleary, Anne M.

    2008-01-01

    College instructors are increasingly relying on wireless clicker systems as instructional tools in the classroom. Instructors commonly use clicker systems for such classroom activities as taking attendance, giving quizzes, and taking opinion polls. However, these systems are uniquely well suited for the teaching of psychology and other courses…

  19. ENG EK 102: Intro. to Linear Algebra for Engineers Spring 2014 ENG EK 102: Introduction to Linear Algebra for Engineers

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    Lin, Xi

    ENG EK 102: Intro. to Linear Algebra for Engineers Spring 2014 ENG EK 102: Introduction to Linear Algebra for Engineers Spring 2014 INSTRUCTOR Prof. Sean B. Andersson Office: ENG 421, 110 Cummington 102: Intro. to Linear Algebra for Engineers Spring 2014 · (10%) Homework · (20%) Quizzes · (30

  20. Society for College Science Teachers: Putting Inquiry Teaching to the Test--Enhancing Learning in College Botany

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    Lord, Thomas; Shelly, Chad; Zimmerman, Rachel

    2007-01-01

    Can you imagine a class where students cover the content with each other rather than simply listening to the professor's lecture? Can you envision students developing their own laboratory investigations and quizzing each other weekly to check for understanding? Well, that's pretty much how the major science organizations across the nation are…

  1. Beginning Chinese Chin 10a Section 1 (Course Number: 4820)

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    Fraden, Seth

    foreign languages for an American student to learn. According to the State Department of the United States will be used for all the time: on class exercises, assignments, quizzes, and exams. Objective The objective with Pinyin or standard Chinese phonetic system as a learning tool, understand the rules of formation

  2. Verification of generalized KramersKronig relations and sum rules on experimental data of third harmonic generation susceptibility on polymer

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    Lucarini, Valerio

    professionals in the 21st century. In this class we will: 1. Develop a historical and cultural context. 1988. Saving America's wildlife: Ecology and the American mind 1850-1990. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Course Expectations All Assignments: · Handed in at the beginning of class Unannounced Quizzes: 15 @ 10

  3. Formative Assessment Probes: With a Purpose

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    Keeley, Page

    2011-01-01

    The first thing that comes to mind for many teachers when they think of assessment is testing, quizzes, performance tasks, and other summative forms used for grading purposes. Such assessment practices represent only a fraction of the kinds of assessment that occur on an ongoing basis in an effective science classroom. Formative assessment is a…

  4. The Baroque, the grotesque, and social criticism in the Buscon and La Hora de Todos of Quevedo: El Barroco, lo grotesco, y la critica social en el Buscon y La Hora de Todos de Quevedo

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    Carrero, Norma I.

    1993-01-01

    que mds le hacia digno de risa eran las muchas calvas que tenla en el pellejo, pues, a tener una cerradura, pareciera un cofre vivo (15). El Busc6n es una obra conceptista en el lenguaje e imggenes y en el pensamiento. Quizzes por este conceptismo...

  5. The Tutor-Web: An Educational System for Classroom Presentation, Evaluation and Self-Study

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    Stefansson, Gunnar

    2004-01-01

    A general Web-based system for use in education, the tutor-web, has been developed for storage and presentation of electronic slides for classroom use, along with reference material, examples and quizzes. The primary novelty of the system is the structured linkage between the various pieces of information, to maintain coherence and focus on the…

  6. 21 February 2014 Requirements and certifications for

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    Cui, Yan

    quizzes throughout this training course · CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training · Required to be listed on animal protocols · AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) training grants · CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Conflict of Interest training · Send copy

  7. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: INTERACTIVE NUTRITION EVALUATION

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Once Upon a Time in America (OUTIA) is an evaluation tool in which fourth and fifth grades can have fun while demonstrating personal nutrition knowledge and behavior and participating in game quizzes on food history and other social science concepts. The impact of nutrition education lessons can be ...

  8. The Open Door Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Open Door Web Site is a reference source for both students and teachers containing separate sections for physics, biology, technology, history, electronics, and chemistry. Within each of these sections are tutorials, reference information, experiments, and quizzes. A separate Study Guide section provides help with writing bibliographies, and an Internet Guide links with other websites that may help students with their research.

  9. Developing the Sixth Sense: Play

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    Baines, Lawrence A.; Slutsky, Ruslan

    2009-01-01

    Traditional ways of teaching--working from a textbook, designing quizzes, and assigning seat work--are predicated on the idea of students' ability and desire to self-regulate. However, these sedentary techniques are ineffective with unmotivated students and poor readers. Teachers commonly invoke fear of failure in an attempt to engage students in…

  10. The CASTLE Toolkit: Computer Assisted Teaching and Learning

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    Matt Culwick

    The CASTLE toolkit is an on-line authoring tool that allows course tutors and managers to quickly create interactive quizzes for use on the web without any prior knowledge of HTML, cgi, or similar scripting languages.. There are tips on how to write tests, and examples of good practices for test and question design.

  11. Goal Oriented Templates to Dynamically Assess Knowledge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jesús Ubaldo Quevedo-torrero; Alma Delia Rodríguez-bernal

    2007-01-01

    The goal oriented templates (GOT) concept is used to create quizzes or questionnaires to assess knowledge for any content area. First, we introduce the GOT concept where we have to define the assessment goal that we want to obtain with the evaluation, after that, we should define question templates, those templates have components that could be replaced dynamically during the

  12. Fall Semester 2012 COURSE: Materials Science and Engineering 201

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    Weaver, John H.

    ) and the relationships between phases (phase diagrams and phase transitions). INSTRUCTOR: Cecilia Leal Office: 201c MSEB: Problem sets (~5) 15% Quizzes(~5) 15% 2 midsemester exams, 1 hr. 40% Final, comprehensive exam, 1.5 hrs, Chapter 6 Phase Diagrams 5 hours, Chapter 10 Phase Transformations 5 hours, Chapter 11 Types

  13. Literacy 2.0: Teaching Students the Skills Needed to Succeed in Our Information Economy

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    Linik, Joyce Riha

    2012-01-01

    At a middle school, English language learners "beg" to take quizzes via iPod, engaging in interactive language arts exercises that seem more game than test. In a high school classroom, students write, videotape, and edit public service announcements, documentaries, and films. Students from the Seattle metropolitan area create stories via digital…

  14. Challenges and Opportunities for Testing Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Information for Educators on Creating Test Equity. Test Equity Considerations: Schools

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    PEPNet-West, 2010

    2010-01-01

    For most students, test taking is a challenge. For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, classroom quizzes, tests, and exams are even more challenging. Standardized tests--The SAT, ACT, state proficiency tests, No Child Left Behind annual tests, and psychoeducational evaluations--present additional challenges for students who are deaf or hard…

  15. Printed Notes versus Virtual Lectures: An Examination of Student Learning of Geoscience Content

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    Guertin, Laura

    2006-01-01

    Two geoscience course sections were provided with lecture content in different formats--one with static text that contained no graphics, the other with a link to a virtual lecture. Follow-up quizzes showed no difference in learning between the two sections, yet attitudes and academic performance differed with gender. (Contains 2 figures and 1…

  16. Team-Based Learning in a Statistical Literacy Class

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    St. Clair, Katherine; Chihara, Laura

    2012-01-01

    Team-based learning (TBL) is a pedagogical strategy that uses groups of students working together in teams to learn course material. The main learning objective in TBL is to provide students the opportunity to "practice" course concepts during class-time. A key feature is multiple-choice quizzes that students take individually and then re-take as…

  17. The Influence of Attitudes about Weight

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005

    2005-01-01

    Obesity stereotypes and anti fat attitudes influence the social behavior of middle school students according to a study presented last June at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Using a series of questionnaires and fat and thin silhouette figures, the researchers quizzed 176 boys and 141 girls between the ages of…

  18. Air Chemistry and Pollution Spring 2014

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    will not be guaranteed full credit, but you should submit late assignments especially if you want feedback. Quizzes, the atmosphere is the component of the Earth system that is most susceptible to change, by virtue of its chemical principles to the study of atmospheric composition and several pollution-related phenomena

  19. The Sentence Fairy: A Natural-Language Generation System to Support Children's Essay Writing

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    Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine

    2008-01-01

    We built an NLP system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary texts produced by pupils…

  20. Asynchronous Assessment in a Large Lecture Marketing Course

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    Downey, W. Scott; Schetzsle, Stacey

    2012-01-01

    Asynchronous assessment, which includes quizzes or exams online or outside class, offers marketing educators an opportunity to make more efficient use of class time and to enhance students' learning experiences by giving them more flexibility and choice in their assessment environment. In this paper, we examine the performance difference between…

  1. The Effects of an After-School Tutoring Program on the Academic Performance of At-Risk Students and Students with LD.

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    Hock, Michael F.; Pulvers, Kim A.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B.

    2001-01-01

    Two studies were conducted to determine the efficacy of an after-school tutoring program. Results indicated that at-risk junior high students and students with learning disabilities (n=14) who were failing classes could earn average or better grades on quizzes and tests if they had the support of trained adult tutors. (Contains references.)…

  2. Improving Oral Communication Skills of Students in Food Science Courses

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reitmeier, C. A.; Svendsen, L. K.; Vrchota, D. A.

    2004-01-01

    Communication activities about food evaluation were incorporated into food preparation courses. Oral reports replaced quizzes and an oral presentation replaced the final exam. A rubric was developed to help students evaluate ingredient functions, procedures, techniques, temperatures, and sensory evaluation. Oral report scores, self-evaluations,…

  3. Fun and Creative Unit Assessment Ideas for All Students in Physical Education

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    Fencl, Matthew J.

    2014-01-01

    Although traditional methods of assessment--such as rubrics, checklists, skill tests, and quizzes--have long been viable methods of evaluation in physical education, they may at times seem boring or overwhelming. Yet, assessment can be as fun and interesting as the activities that are taught in physical education, and can help to increase…

  4. Flipping the classroom (abstract only)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Barry Brown

    2012-01-01

    In a flipped classroom, students watch or listen to the lecture at home and do homework in the classroom. The classroom becomes much more interactive and the educator has ample opportunity to provide individualized guidance when it's most needed. The watch-at-home content can include recorded lectures, demonstration videos, adaptive quizzes, or anything in between. Come share your experiences developing \\

  5. Bats.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naturescope, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Presents information about bats, including definitions and descriptions of the characteristics of bats. Provides teaching activities such as "Bat and Math,""A Bat Like That,""Bat Party,""Ears in the Dark," and "The Big Bat Mystery." Contains reproducible handouts and quizzes. (TW)

  6. Navigating the Internet.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Woestman, Kelly A.

    1996-01-01

    Briefly notes, literally, hundreds of Web sites concerning the 1996 presidential election and politics in general. Includes candidate and party home pages, media outlets, partisan and nonpartisan sites, and a list of parody pages. Lists interactive programs involving quizzes and simulations, as well as dozens of discussion groups. (MJP)

  7. The Impact of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Program on Student Reading Achievement. Final Report. NCEE 2013-4000

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cordray, David; Pion, Georgine; Brandt, Chris; Molefe, Ayrin; Toby, Megan

    2012-01-01

    During the past decade, the use of standardized benchmark measures to differentiate and individualize instruction for students received renewed attention from educators. Although teachers may use their own assessments (tests, quizzes, homework, problem sets) for monitoring learning, it is challenging for them to equate performance on classroom…

  8. An Introduction to Structural Methods

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Robert H. Burger

    This Tasa website features a DVD-ROM that helps students improve spatial reasoning skills while applying structural concepts. The DVD includes 3-D diagrams, geologic maps, interactive quizzes, animations and photographs as well as a new approach to teaching structural geology. Teachers can purchase the DVD at this site.

  9. Forgetting to Remember Important Course Information: Instructors' Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lei, Simon; Donoso, Denise; Foutz, Kara; Lasorsa, Meghann; Oliver, Sherry

    2011-01-01

    The notion of forgetting implies that important information once learned and accessible can no longer be retrieved and remembered. Although college students do not need to recall everything, they frequently have some trouble remembering what they need to know when taking quizzes and examinations (exams), and when giving oral presentations. This…

  10. Pacific Rim Cultures in the Classroom. Multicultural Education Resource Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ogilvie, A. Barretto, Ed.; Magnusson, Elaine, Ed.

    Seventeen instructional units on Asian and Pacific culture, society, and economic life are provided in this handbook, the result of a workshop entitled "Pacific Rim Cultures in the Classroom." Most of the lessons include suggestions for classroom activities, quizzes, and supplementary reading matter. The instructional units are organized according…

  11. Radiological Defense Officer. Student Workbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.

    This student workbook includes the necessary administrative materials, briefs, exercises and answer sheets for the quizzes and final course examination as needed by the students during the conduct of the Radiological Defense Officer course. Among the briefs included are the following: (1) Reporting Forms; (2) Forecasting Dose Rates; (3) Dose…

  12. MATH 125E: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II COURSE INFORMATION (Winter 2014)

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    Chen, Zhen-Qing

    of the course. worksheets, sample quizzes and exams, and other materials are posted on this website. You shouldMATH 125E: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II COURSE INFORMATION (Winter 2014) Instructor: Zhen.washington.edu; Office hours: TBA Manar Riman (EC& ED): Office: PDL C-109; Email: mnr6@math.washington.edu; Office hours

  13. Using Multimedia and Cooperative Learning for Online Teaching of Signal Processing Techniques in Communication Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amir Asif

    The manuscript describes how the multimedia technology and cooperative learning were used to teach an online course, Signal Processing techniques in Communication Systems (SP\\/CS). Students study online presentations enhanced by multimedia animations and perception quizzes, discuss prob- lems using an asynchronous conferencing system, and complete cooperative laboratory simulations based on Matlab. A locally designed course management system (CMS) provides access

  14. The University of Utah's Immersion/Multiliteracy Program: An Example of an Area Studies Approach to the Design of First-Year College Foreign Language Instruction.

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    Sternfeld, Steven

    1989-01-01

    Describes a university's pilot immersion and multiliteracy program, in which first-year language students used Spanish language newspapers and texts to study Latin American history, geography, and current affairs. Students in the pilot program developed skills similar to those of students in traditional content courses. Sample quizzes are…

  15. Interactive Videodisc as a Component in a Multi-Method Approach to Anatomy and Physiology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wheeler, Donald A.; Wheeler, Mary Jane

    At Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio), computer-controlled interactive videodisc technology is being used as one of several instructional methods to teach anatomy and physiology. The system has the following features: audio-visual instruction, interaction with immediate feedback, self-pacing, fill-in-the-blank quizzes for testing total recall,…

  16. Healthy Games and Teasers. An INMED Activity Book.

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    Ripley, David; And Others

    Indians into Medicine (INMED) provides academic, financial, and personal support for Indian college and professional students training for health careers, and supports summer enrichment sessions beginning in junior high school. This INMED activity book contains puzzles, coloring pages, quizzes, and facts about health and the human body. Topics…

  17. SYLLABUS: PHY 2049 PHYSICS for Scientists and Engineers II Spring 2013 (4 sem. hrs.) -Tu-Th. from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM.

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    del Barco, Enrique

    SYLLABUS: PHY 2049 ­ PHYSICS for Scientists and Engineers II Spring 2013 (4 sem. hrs.) - Tu is WEBASSIGN. For instructions on how to register into www.webassign.com, go to the last page of this syllabus grade. Labs will be done through Webassign. Refer to the lab syllabus for details. ILDs + Quizzes

  18. Teaching computer graphics in secondary education: building a model program for computer graphics background: adding to the partnership academies model

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    Linda Neuhaus

    2008-01-01

    boarding characters, and designing environments. Students were introduced to the UI elements of Maya 7.0 which can be overwhelming to beginners, and then were assigned projects in Getting Started in Maya. Through trial and error, I found students worked best in pairs helping each other read through extensive material and new vocabulary. Quizzes were given after four weeks of introducing

  19. Interactive Tools for Investors from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Securities and Exchange Commission presents this collection of calculators for investors: A mutual fund cost calculator, a tax-free vs. taxable yield comparison calculator, a social security retirement planner, a margin calculator, and a ballpark estimate retirement calculator. Also, investor quizzes are given with answers in both PDF and HTML form.

  20. TryScience

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    TryScience is an education resource that allows students to experience contemporary science and technology. It features interactive adventure experiences, hands-on experiments on science topics that can be performed online or off, links and information for virtual field trips, quizzes and activities based on a topical question, and links to live webcams at science and technology centers around the world.

  1. Reading To Learn Concepts in Mathematics: An Action Research Project.

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    Fletcher, Mike; Santoli, Susan

    This article summarizes research conducted in Gifted Algebra I and Gifted Precalculus classes in a public, suburban high school in spring 2002, which investigated the importance of reading and writing in understanding mathematical principles. The classroom teacher supplemented traditional numerical problem solving with vocabulary quizzes, reading…

  2. Plasticity: The Online Learning Environment's Potential to Support Varied Learning Styles and Approaches

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    Greener, Susan L.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: "I can't do online learning". This is a surprisingly common response from professional postgraduate students who have a narrow view of what online learning might comprise. Images of screen-gazing at mega-bytes of text or childish multi-choice quizzes on CD-ROMs have encouraged strange reactionary responses from many otherwise engaged…

  3. Leading Learning in Our Times

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    Trilling, Bernie

    2010-01-01

    Important tools that schools need to support a 21st century approach to teaching and learning include the usual suspects: the Internet, pen and paper, cell phones, educational games, tests and quizzes, good teachers, caring communities, educational funding, and loving parents. All of these items and more contribute to a 21st century education, but…

  4. Supporting Student Learning: The Use of Computer-Based Formative Assessment Modules.

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    Peat, Mary; Franklin, Sue

    2002-01-01

    Describes the development of a variety of computer-based assessment opportunities, both formative and summative, that are available to a large first-year biology class at the University of Sydney (Australia). Discusses online access to weekly quizzes, a mock exam, and special self-assessment modules that are beneficial to student learning.…

  5. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology Expanded Course Description for 11:776:440

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    Chen, Kuang-Yu

    fertility recommendations, and manage nutrients. Measures of Assessment: · Students will be quizzed sevenDepartment of Plant Biology and Pathology Expanded Course Description for 11:776:440 Soil Fertility registration restrictions: No pre-requisites, however, taking a general soils course before Soil Fertility

  6. Alaskan Animals. Grade 2. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.

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    Herminghaus, Trisha, Ed.

    This unit of study is designed to teach the science of wild animals to students in the primary grades. Included are a list of materials for the unit, a discussion of the use of process skills, a list of unit objectives, vocabulary, teacher background information, 13 lessons, 3 quizzes, and a unit test. Lessons are oriented toward hands-on process…

  7. Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Oral vs. Podcasting Reviewing Techniques

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    Rhoads, Misty L.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the use of podcasts to traditional delivery of information in classrooms. Four podcasts were created on the topics of asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, and acute infections to aid students in reviewing for quizzes. Knowledge retained of students using podcasts was compared to the knowledge retained of…

  8. WIS4601C SYLLABUS 2013 Syllabus Draft 8.25.2014 QUANTITATIVE WILDLIFE WIS 4601 -Fall 2014

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    WIS4601C SYLLABUS ­ 2013 Syllabus Draft 8.25.2014 1 QUANTITATIVE WILDLIFE WIS 4601 - Fall 2014 CANVAS that contains required weekly readings, lecture, and lab information. #12;WIS4601C SYLLABUS ­ 2013 Syllabus Draft 8.25.2014 2 GRADING Grading will be based on: 36 points total, Quizzes based on readings

  9. Self Directed Learning In Gross Human Anatomy: Assessment Outcomes and Student Perceptions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-08-01

    This article explains a study comparing learning outcomes between the distance education portion of a gross anatomy course versus a lecture based course. Outcomes include qualitative (questionnaires on perceptions of course) and quantitative surveys (quizzes and exams). Suggestions on how to approach teaching distance education courses is provided.

  10. Clinical Topographic Anatomy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-01-01

    This website created by faculty at the University of Zurich and University of Australia provides mini-lectures on regional anatomy. The lectures are broken up by the head, neck & trunk, upper limb, lower Limb, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Quizzes for each region are also available.

  11. A Context-Based Strategy for Teaching Vocabulary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nelson, Deanna L.

    2008-01-01

    Students in Deanna L. Nelson's high school classroom study vocabulary gradually over a period of time. Students begin by collecting words from readings and listing them on a designated whiteboard. They prepare practice quizzes to exchange with peers and engage in frequent vocabulary discussions that emphasize recognition of context clues and other…

  12. GIS IN LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SWS 5721C (former: SWS 5720C)

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    Ma, Lena

    GIS IN LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SWS 5721C (former: SWS 5720C) Distance Education Section slides, reading material in pdf format; electures, library of GIS video clips; quizzes, and hyperlinks meeting system is used for chats (synchronous communication): Chat sessions: Thursday 89 p.m. U

  13. Lindsey (Kate) Myers 1850 Beld St. Apt 2

    E-print Network

    . Assisted preparatory work, clean up, assisted students in viewing specimens. Graded and wrote quizzes in FACTS. Chainsaw B certified. Sept 2009- Computer lab monitor, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana. May 2010 Opened and closed computer lab room, Made sure no one misbehaved

  14. Wireless System Tracks Esophageal Reflux WEDNESDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) --A wireless monitoring system that uses electrical

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    million people in the United States have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), says the American College Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved. Health News | Health Encyclopedia | Quizzes and Tools | Women's Health | Men's Health | Children's Health | Seniors' Health | Diet, Fitness and Self Image | Sex

  15. Wireless System Tracks Esophageal Reflux WEDNESDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) --A wireless monitoring system that uses electrical

    E-print Network

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    million people in the United States have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), says the American College Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved. Health News | Health Encyclopedia | Quizzes and Tools | Women's Health | Men's Health | Children's Health Page 1 of 2WREG-TV Memphis - Wireless System Tracks

  16. Search How do I find it? Home News Travel Money Sports Life Tech Weather

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    of the developers of the new monitoring system. About 19 million people in the United States have gastroesophageal News 3D Health Animations Health Videos Quizzes & Tools Channels Home | Today | Women| Men| Kids Enter City or Zip Code: Powered by Psychology Today Go Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights

  17. Wireless System Tracks Esophageal Reflux WEDNESDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) --A wireless monitoring system that uses electrical

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    million people in the United States have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), says the American College Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved. Health News | Health Encyclopedia | Quizzes and Tools | Women's Health | Men's Health | Children's Health Page 1 of 2MyNDY-TV | News and Weather

  18. Physics 430--Classical Mechanics Fall 2010 Sec 001 Prof. Dale E. Gary --http://web.njit.edu/~gary

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    Gary, Dale E.

    (2009a) at: http://ist.njit.edu/software/display.php?id=406. (Windows) http://ist.njit.edu/software/display.php?id=405. (Linux) http://ist.njit.edu/software/display.php?id=402. (MacOS) Grading Your final grade becomes a problem, quizzes during class will be instituted! The final grades will be based on a composite

  19. Introducing Dynamic HTML.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bull, Glen; Bull, Gina; Lewis, Dave

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the development of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and describes an extension to it called Dynamic HTML (DHTML) which allows designers to create interactive World Wide Web pages within HTML itself. Topics include formatting, creating interactive quizzes, using labels to provide feedback, and support for DHTML in Web editors. (LRW)

  20. Learn Physics Today

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cho, Hyun Ku.

    1998-01-01

    Created by students and their coaches at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Lima, Peru for the 1997 ThinkQuest Contest, this site uses Java applets to help illustrate basic physics concepts related to mechanics, light and waves, and electricity. The site is divided into fifteen chapters and also provides a basic skills tutorial and a scientific calculator. Self testing quizzes are available.

  1. SAR Aircrew--HH-3F Avionics and HH-3F Flight Preparation. ACH3AV-0442. Second Edition, Revised.

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    Coast Guard Inst., Oklahoma City, OK.

    This document contains two U.S. Coast Guard self-study pamphlets that provide training in helicopter flight preparation and avionics duties. Each pamphlet consists of a number of lessons that include objectives, information illustrated with line drawings and/or photographs, and self-quizzes with answers. The avionics course covers the following…

  2. Experiences with Use of Various Pedagogical Methods Utilizing a Student Response System -- Motivation and Learning Outcome

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arnesen, Ketil; Korpas, Guri Sivertsen; Hennissen, Jon Eirik; Stav, John Birger

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes use of an online Student Response System (SRS) in a pre-qualification course for engineering studies in Norway. The SRS in use, where students answer quizzes using handheld mobile devices like Smartphones, PADs, iPods etc., has been developed at Sor-Trondelag University College. The development of the SRS was co-funded by the …

  3. Syllabus

    E-print Network

    2012-08-27

    Section 0095, MWF 2:30-3:20, REC 122 ... All the announcements, important dates, handouts, quizzes, exams and their ... Your Exam 2 and Final exam scores will be found there. ... Emergency Follow my instruction in case of tornado or fire.

  4. Business English Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This wide and varying index covers all matters of business language. Business English Online links to sites that help users with their language in business presentations, multi-lingual assistance, and business writing. Resources range from glossaries of accounting definitions to vocabulary quizzes of real estate terms.

  5. JavaScript: Convenient Interactivity for the Class Web Page.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gray, Patricia

    This paper shows how JavaScript can be used within HTML pages to add interactive review sessions and quizzes incorporating graphics and sound files. JavaScript has the advantage of providing basic interactive functions without the use of separate software applications and players. Because it can be part of a standard HTML page, it is…

  6. Testing the Information Technology Continuance Model on a Mandatory SMS-Based Student Response System

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    Lin, Julian; Rivera-Sanchez, Milagros

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports a 2-month longitudinal study on a mandatory Short Message Service-based student response system that enabled students to take classroom quizzes using their mobile phones to register responses. students' perceptions on usefulness and their attitude toward the system were measured twice: once before they used the system and again…

  7. Brief Introduction to WebAssign (WA) and Related Matters

    E-print Network

    2014-08-21

    You will have access to your WA section pages under your lecture(s). You will ... All the homeworks, quizzes, tests, etc have been pre-set to some default setting. ... Students have a two week grace period before they have to enter a WA access code or buy access ... Some important tips you should point out to students are:.

  8. Syllabus MWF.docx - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

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    Bailey, Charlotte M

    2014-08-06

    You will buy a 'package'; the textbook with a MyMathLab access code. .... affect your ability to successfully complete an exam (illness, family emergency, ... Calculators will be checked at exams and during class when quizzes are given. ... Room, in addition to instructors from your course, instructors from all other courses can ...

  9. Linked Syllabus

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    Bailey, Charlotte M

    2014-12-19

    You will buy a 'package'; the textbook with a MyMathLab access code. .... that may affect your ability to successfully complete an exam (illness, family emergency, ... Calculators will be checked at exams and during class when quizzes are given. ... Room, in addition to instructors from your course, instructors from all other.

  10. FEMA for Kids

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    This site, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is dedicated to helping children understand natural disasters. It covers floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms, and thunderstorms. Information is presented through stories, quizzes, photos, vocabulary, coloring pages, games, puzzles, and homework help. There is also a teacher's section with curriculum tips and resources. Links for additional information are provided.

  11. EPA Student Center

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    ... you looking for? Search Learn the Issues Science & Technology Laws & Regulations Newsroom About EPA Students K-12 Games and Quizzes EPA has tons of fun games to play and learn about the environment! Homework Resources Resources you can use to help ...

  12. NATUREJOBS For the latest career listings and advice www.naturejobs.com

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    Emlen, Douglas J.

    and interactive exercises and quizzes. "The role of an author in the past was, `Let me write a big manuscript and mail it in to you'," says Kurt Strand, senior vice-president and chief product officer at McGraw-Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "There's this feeling that it's finally arrived," he says. Sceptics warn

  13. PSYCHOLOGY 302 STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY Summer 2014

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    Lockery, Shawn

    calculator. Cell phone calculators are fine for in-class, but may not be used for quizzes/exams. COURSE and logically about important topics. These skills will provide you with a basic foundation in scientific methodology, needed if you choose to go on to graduate study in the social, behavioral, or physical sciences

  14. A survey of student perceptions of team-based learning in anatomy curriculum: Favorable views unrelated to grades

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    Nagaswami S. Vasan; David O. DeFouw; Scott Compton

    2009-01-01

    Team-based learning (TBL) combines independent out of class preparation with in class small group discussion. We adopted TBL in teaching first year medical gross anatomy. In this study, we evaluated student perceptions of TBL by using a survey that elicited per- ceptions of both pedagogy and mode of learning. Anatomy lectures were replaced with required preclass readings, self-assessment quizzes, small

  15. BIOL/GENE 3200 -Fall Semester 2008 Section 1 9:30 AM 10:45 AM Tuesday/Thursday

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    is passing or failing will depend on your performance on completed exams and quizzes. Removal and that you are courteous to the instructors and your fellow students during class. Please remember to turn. It is the student's responsibility to file a signed drop/withdrawal card with the Dean's office by the midpoint

  16. Good For Me! All about Food in 32 Bites. A Brown Paper School Book. First Edition.

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    Burns, Marilyn

    This book, designed to introduce elementary school students to nutrition, contains 32 chapters dealing with various issues of nutrition, dietetics, eating, and food. Information is conveyed through readings, student quizzes, statistics, student activities and experiments, and illustrations. The chapters, generally two to four pages in length,…

  17. Using Student Response Systems in Lecture-Based Instruction: Does It Change Student Engagement and Learning?

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    Blood, Erika; Neel, Richard

    2008-01-01

    The effects of using a student response system (SRS) in a graduate lecture class in special education were investigated. Comparisons of content mastery and self-reported engagement between lectures with the SRS and without were made. Students demonstrated more mastery of content on weekly quizzes and reported increased class engagement on those…

  18. Student Response Systems in the College Classroom: An Investigation of Short-Term, Intermediate, and Long-Term Recall of Facts

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    Blood, Erika

    2012-01-01

    The effects of student response system (SRS) use during lecture-style instruction on short-term, intermediate, and long-term retention of facts was investigated in an undergraduate teacher preparation course. Participants were undergraduate students enrolled in a special education initial certification program. Student performance on quizzes and…

  19. Development and Evaluation of Computerized Problem-based Learning Cases Emphasizing Basic Sciences Concepts.

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    Abate, Marie A.; Meyer-Stout, Paula J.; Stamatakis, Mary K.; Gannett, Peter M.; Dunsworth, Teresa S.; Nardi, Anne H.

    2000-01-01

    Describes development and evaluation of eight computerized problem-based learning (PBL) cases in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics concepts. Case versions either incorporated concept maps emphasizing key ideas or did not. Student performance on quizzes did not differ between the different case versions and was similar to that of students who…

  20. AS9022 A/B and AM9604 A/B Course Outline Page 1 of 2 Actuarial Science 9022 and Applied Mathematics 9604

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    Christensen, Dan

    is also fine) Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on the basis of quizzes, assignments, one mid, October 19, 6:30-8:30pm, Talbot College 309. Calculators: Any non-programmable calculator may be used on investment and consumption assets; commodities markets; forward curves, contango and backwardation; storage

  1. ECON 330-02: International Economic Events and Business Decisions TTH 13:30 15:35; Pigott 103

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    Carter, John

    -Fleming models to understand the effects of unemployment, inflation, business cycles, economic growth, government topics and ideas will tend to build on material covered at earlier points during the course. Grading: The final grade will be based on four homework assignments, quizzes, one midterm examination

  2. Money and Banking Economics 303 Fall 2003 Mr. Miller

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    financial institutions and in controlling inflation and unemployment. Grades: Your grade for the course. All materials, including your grades are posted on my WebCT course site. Course Objectives depends solely on your grades on the quizzes and the examinations, as well as an optional term project

  3. Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 103 Sec. 001 Fall 2011 TR 8:30-9:45 AM

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    glitches. Aplia: This is an Aplia course. All graded home work assignments will be taken in Aplia. You need, the causes of unemployment and inflation, the nature of money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international finance. Grading: Your grade for the course depends solely on your grades on the quizzes

  4. Who Lives on the Other Side of that Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking

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    Schmidt, Sandra J.

    2011-01-01

    As a geography educator, it is hard to miss geography's bad rap. There is no shortage of stories and quizzes that show just how bad Americans are at geography and, by implication, how bad geography teachers are. What the public means when they say Americans don't know geography is that people cannot pinpoint countries/states on a map, cannot name…

  5. Accelerated Reader[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

    2010-01-01

    "Accelerated Reader"[TM] is a guided reading intervention used to supplement regular reading instruction in K-12 classrooms. Its aim is to improve students' reading skills through reading practice and quizzes on the books students read. The "Accelerated Reader"[TM] program calls for students to select and read a book and then take a computerized…

  6. GER 378 (German Film and Media Studies) Course Outcomes and Programmatic Alignment

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    Mayfield, John

    1 GER 378 (German Film and Media Studies) Course Outcomes and Programmatic Alignment Students that have shaped and are shaped by German film (and media); Quizzes Essays Comparison of additional films Short reports on biographies of major film figures (e.g., Dietrich, Lang, Riefenstahl, Fassbinder) 2a, 2

  7. Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes

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    Offerdahl, Erika; Baldwin, Thomas; Elfring, Lisa; Vierling, Elizabeth; Ziegler, Miriam

    2008-01-01

    As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this…

  8. An Evaluation of Computer-Managed Education Technology at New York City Community College.

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    Chitayat, Linda

    The Computer-Managed Education Technology (COMET) program was designed to improve group instruction through the use of technological aids in the classroom. Specific objectives included: (1) improving feedback on student comprehension during a class period; (2) facilitating the administration and grading of homework and quizzes; (3) providing for…

  9. Analyzing Breadth and Depth of a Virtual Charter School's Science Curriculum

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    Vick, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    This case study analyzes five science courses of a United States virtual charter school. Online quizzes and exams are provided by the corporate partner, while local teachers have selected report topics, virtual labs and at-home labs for students to complete. These assessments were coded for their correlation to the cognitive levels of the revised…

  10. Instructional Computing in French: The Student View.

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    Fischer, Robert A.

    1989-01-01

    A project explored university students' reactions to various lesson design features in computer-assisted French lessons. Results indicated that drill-and-practice software could incorporate mastery-level learning goals when supported by adequate learner assistance, and that computer quizzes had a useful function. (Author/CB)

  11. Gladwell and Group Communication: Using "The Tipping Point" as a Supplemental Text

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    Browning, Blair W.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes an activity using Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" as a supplemental text in an undergraduate group communication course. This book will help stimulate conversation and promote easy avenues for classroom discussion. In addition to weekly quizzes over each chapter to help facilitate rich classroom discussions, the…

  12. College Textbook Reading Assignments and Class Time Activity

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    Aagaard, Lola; Conner, Timothy W., II; Skidmore, Ronald L.

    2010-01-01

    It has been reported (Lei, Barlett, Gorney, & Herschbach, 2010; Sikorski et al., 2002) that only a minority of college students actually read the course textbook or other assigned readings in preparation for examinations. Suggested strategies to remedy this situation include quizzes (Ruscio, 2001; Ryan, 2006), study worksheets (Aagaard &…

  13. Teaching a New Method of Partial Fraction Decomposition to Senior Secondary Students: Results and Analysis from a Pilot Study

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    Man, Yiu-Kwong; Leung, Allen

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce a new approach to compute the partial fraction decompositions of rational functions and describe the results of its trials at three secondary schools in Hong Kong. The data were collected via quizzes, questionnaire and interviews. In general, according to the responses from the teachers and students concerned, this new…

  14. Chapter 15. Fluids and Elasticity In this chapter we study

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    Dhamala, Mukesh

    © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley. introduce the concepts of density Chapter 15. Fluids and Elasticity Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley. · Buoyancy · Fluid Dynamics · Elasticity #12;Chapter 15. Quizzes Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc

  15. Chapter 17. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

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    Dhamala, Mukesh

    the connection between work and heat. Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley. · The First Law of Thermodynamics;Chapter 17. Reading Quizzes Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison

  16. Chapter 14. Oscillations This striking computer-

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    Dhamala, Mukesh

    , a Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley. car bouncing up and down 14. Oscillations Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley. Chapter 14. Reading Quizzes

  17. Active Learning by Play Dough Modeling in the Medical Profession

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    Herur, Anita; Kolagi, Sanjeev; Chinagudi, Surekharani; Manjula, R.; Patil, Shailaja

    2011-01-01

    Active learning produces meaningful learning, improves attitudes toward learning, and increases knowledge and retention, but is still not fully institutionalized in the undergraduate sciences. A few studies have compared the effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations, student seminars, quizzes, and use of CD-ROMs with blackboard teaching and…

  18. METR 4233 Physical Meteorology III: Radiation and Climate Fall 2010 Syllabus

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    Fedorovich, Evgeni

    will be available at http://learn.ou.edu. Proposed grading: Three intermediate tests (September, October, November). Final exam (December): 40%. No make-up tests/quizzes. Grade cutoffs: A - 85%, B - 70%, C - 50%, D - 30 with radiative transfer in the atmosphere and energy balance at the Earth's surface. Fundamental concepts

  19. Approach to Learning and Assessment in Physics.

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    Dickie, Leslie

    The objectives of this exploratory study were to determine: (1) the approach to learning of physics students (N=142) at John Abbott College (Quebec, Canada) as determined by the Study Process Questionnaire; (2) the intellectual demands of quizzes, tests, and final exams in physics using a scheme derived from Bloom's taxonomy; and (3) the…

  20. A Course in Natural Science and National Security in the Nuclear Age.

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    Blumberg, Avrom A.

    1983-01-01

    Topics and instructional strategies for an upper-level, problem-oriented science and society course at De Paul University are described. Objectives and grading procedures for "Problems in Modern Warfare, Arms Control, and Disarmament" are also described. Course syllabus, bibliography, and sample quizzes/examinations are available from the author.…

  1. The Coach Is In: Improving Nutritional Care in Nursing Homes

    PubMed Central

    Rahman, Anna N.; Simmons, Sandra F.; Applebaum, Robert; Lindabury, Kate; Schnelle, John F.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose:?This article describes and evaluates a long distance coaching course aimed at improving nutritional care in nursing homes (NHs). The course was structured to provide more support than traditional training programs offer.?Methods:?In a series of 6 monthly teleconferences led by an expert in NH nutritional care, participating NH staff received step-by-step instructions for implementing an evidence-based nutritional management program. After each session, participants were asked to implement the care step they had just learned. Coaching calls helped facilitate implementation. Staff in 18 NHs in 12 states completed the course. Evaluation data were collected using a resident data form, pre- and post-training quizzes, a participant course evaluation survey, and a supervisor’s report.?Results:?NH staff attended an average of 4.8 teleconferences, with 5 staff members typically attending each teleconference. Average quiz scores increased 30% (p < .0001) from pre- to post-training. A majority of course participants (N = 35) said they would participate in a similar course (82.9%) and would recommend the course (80%). Just under half preferred the coaching course to a more traditional 1- to 2-day conference. Nine of 12 reporting supervisors said their facility planned to continue the new nutritional care program. The 10 NHs that submitted resident data assessed an average of 5 residents using the recommended protocols.?Implications:?We recommend the coaching course format. Dissemination outcomes may improve if resources currently used for short-duration training activities are used instead on coaching activities that support NHs over extended periods. PMID:22048808

  2. Nationwide Implementation of Hello World: A Dutch Email-Based Health Promotion Program for Pregnant Women

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    Bot, Mariska; Bemelmans, Wanda JE

    2009-01-01

    Background In November 2006, an email-based health promotion program for pregnant women was implemented nationally in the Netherlands. The program consisted of emails containing quizzes with pregnancy-related questions tailored to the number of weeks of pregnancy. Emails were sent out once every 4 weeks, up to a maximum of nine emails. Objectives The aims of the study were (1) to assess the recruitment of participants and their representativeness of the Dutch population and (2) to study differences in recruitment, program use, and program appreciation among women with different levels of education. Methods Data from 13,946 pregnant women who enrolled during the first year of the program were included. Upon registration, participants were asked how they found out about the program and subsequently received an email questionnaire to assess demographic, lifestyle, and Internet characteristics. Program use was tracked, and participants were classified into five user groups (inactive to very active). Program appreciation (low, intermediate, and high) was assessed twice with an email questionnaire that was sent after the woman had received her third and sixth quiz email. Information about pregnant women and their characteristics was obtained from Dutch registries to assess representativeness of the study population. Results About 8% of the pregnant women in the Netherlands enrolled in the program. Immigrants were underrepresented, and women with a low level of education seemed to be slightly underrepresented. Most women knew about the program from a promotional email sent by the organization (32%), followed by the Internet (22%) and midwives (16%). Women with little education were more often inactive users of the program than were highly educated women (15% vs 11%, P < .001), whereas highly educated women were more often very active users compared with women with little education (25% vs 20%, P< .001). However, women with less education were more likely than women with more education to have a high appreciation of the program after receiving three quiz emails (52% vs 44%, P = .001). Conclusions In this real-life setting, pregnant women can be reached through an email-based health promotion program. Selective engagement by education level remains a challenge. PMID:19674957

  3. Quiz Sec)on 2 GS 373

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    "hello.txt": Hello, world! How ya doin'? "hello.txt" file #12;Opening Files · Create a file "hello.txt": · Now, open that file for reading: Hello, world! How ya doin'? "hello.txt" file >>> myFile = open(`hello.txt', `r') #12;Reading

  4. Quiz section 2 April 8th, 2014

    E-print Network

    Borenstein, Elhanan

    names #12;Fruitful vs. void functions >>>'hello'.upper() HELLO >>> VS >>>[`h'|'w'|'a') myFile = open(`hello.txt', `r') outputFile = open(`new_file.txt', `w') outputFile2 = open(`append_new_file.txt', `a') #12;File input/output review myFile = open(`hello.txt', `r') = .read() >>>my

  5. Texas 4-H Quiz Bowl Guide

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    Howard, Jeff W.; Wootton, Chad; Johnson, Ken; Williams, Montza

    1999-09-15

    the official scorekeeper completes each question. 5. Questions: All questions will come from the refer- ences listed in the current official reference list for the selected subject matter. There are three types of ques- tions: individual, toss-up and bonus.... Toss-up and individual questions are worth one point. All bonus questions are worth two points throughout the match. At least 25 percent of all toss-up questions should have a bonus question attached. Officials 1. Moderator: The moderator is responsible...

  6. EE4445 Quiz 2 October 21, 2009

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    Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

    mechanical mass MMS of a loudspeaker diaphragm (including its air-load mass) is increased by an amount MMS. (c) The QTS of a loudspeaker driver can be increased for increased bass response near the fundamental-coil resistance RE or decrease the B product. The second method results in the higher efficiency. 3. A loudspeaker

  7. One Quiz File, Several Modes of Delivery

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    Herbert, John C.

    2012-01-01

    This report offers online course designers, particularly those keen on using Moodle CMSs, a means of diversifying accessibility to their educational materials via multiple modes of delivery that do not require the creation of numerous files and formats for just one activity. The author has made contributions to the development of an open source…

  8. Methods and Strategies: The Science Beliefs Quiz

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    Charles R. Barman

    2006-03-01

    Science misconceptions--we all have them. It doesn't matter whether you are a science teacher, an elementary student, a parent, or someone earning an advanced degree in science. This article counters those common misconceptions with science belief activities.

  9. Dara Enterprises 1974 Star Trek Trivia Quiz

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    of the Federation ship that was manned by Vulcans was the Valiant. T or F. 3. Harry Mudd's full name was Harcourt Mudd. ---- 4. How many Starships were involved in the war games in "The Ultimate Com puter"? 5. Shortly after Lt. Uhura gave Dr. Mc... Years"? 9. In "The Children Shall Lead", were there a) 4 boys and 1 girl, b) 3 boys and two girls, or c) 3 boys and 1 girl? 10. In "Catspaw", Sulu, Scotty, and McCoy were all turned into zombies. T or F. 11. Mira Romaine was to be stationed...

  10. True or False quiz Know the CODE.

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    Su, Xiao

    Integrity Policy It's okay, as a student under the legal drinking age of 21, to be in the presence marijuana on campus - even if I have a valid Medical Marijuana Card. Source: Student Conduct Code It's okay

  11. How's Your Self-Esteem? (Quiz)

    MedlinePLUS

    TeensHealth from Nemours for Parents for Kids for Teens Teens Home Body Mind Sexual Health Food & Fitness Diseases & Conditions Infections Q&A School & Jobs Drugs & Alcohol Staying Safe Recipes En Español Making a change - Use this tool ...

  12. Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... for AYA cancer patients Poor understanding of the biology of AYA cancers Limited access to care and ... article or from these workshop presentations . “ Uncovering the Biology of Cancers in Adolescents and Young Adults ,” an ...

  13. What Was His Name? A Historical Quiz

    PubMed Central

    Livingston, Michael

    1980-01-01

    In this paper, the reader is given a number of clues as to the identity of a country doctor who made unique contributions to medicine and science which still affect our daily practice and living. The paper also hints at our current responsibility to provide some foundation to the presently termed specialty of family practice. PMID:21293707

  14. Texas 4-H Beef Quiz Bowl Supplement

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    Chilek, Kevin

    2003-11-07

    of feed? Answer: High protein (30-45 percent) feed Source: Extension publication B-1526, Body Condition, Nutrition and Reproduction of Beef Cows Page number: 3 Division: Both Question: Body condition determines the amount and type of winter feed... supplements that will be needed. Beside mineral and vitamin supplements, thin cows usually need large amounts of what type of feed? Answer: High energy feeds (+70 percent TDN) Source: Extension publication B-1526, Body Condition, Nutrition and Reproduction...

  15. TRINITY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS QUIZ (MATHEMATICS 3)

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    Haase, Markus

    the project and the bright idea of consulting a mathematician occurred to him. 7. A politically correct serial killer murders her victims with a lethal overdose of Fair- Shares-For-All Coffee. She serves 6 cups

  16. Collaborative Quiz Game Developed with Epik

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    Sampaio, Bruno; Morgado, Carmen; Barbosa, Fernanda

    2012-01-01

    Games are currently being used by an increasing number of people, of different ages and in different contexts. Usually, they provide fun ways of interaction, collaboration, and competition among players. These aspects may be very important in an educational context, since many research studies confirm that games have many positive effects on…

  17. Quiz Sec)on 3 GS 373

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    = 7 x = y + z if x % 2 == 1: number_type = "odd" else: number_type = "even" print "x is " + number_type % means "give me the remainder when I divide the first and second numbers is greater than 5" #12;for loops review for in : block of code

  18. Multimodal representation contributes to the complex development of science literacy in a college biology class

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bennett, William Drew

    This study is an investigation into the science literacy of college genetics students who were given a modified curriculum to address specific teaching and learning problems from a previous class. This study arose out of an interest by the professor and researcher to determine how well students in the class Human Genetics in the 21st Century responded to a reorganized curriculum to address misconceptions that were prevalent after direct instruction in the previous year's class. One of the components to the revised curriculum was the addition of a multimodal representation requirement as part of their normal writing assignments. How well students performed in these writing assignments and the relationship they had to student learning the rest of the class formed the principle research interest of this study. Improving science literacy has been a consistent goal of science educators and policy makers for over 50 years (DeBoer, 2000). This study uses the conceptualization of Norris and Phillips (2003) in which science literacy can be organized into both the fundamental sense (reading and writing) and the derived sense (experience and knowledge) of science literacy. The fundamental sense of science literacy was investigated in the students' ability to understand and use multimodal representations as part of their homework writing assignments. The derived sense of science literacy was investigated in how well students were able to apply their previous learning to class assessments found in quizzes and exams. This study uses a mixed-methods correlational design to investigate the relationship that existed between students' writing assignment experiences connected to multimodal representations and their academic performance in classroom assessments. Multimodal representations are pervasive in science literature and communication. These are the figures, diagrams, tables, pictures, mathematical equations, and any other form of content in which scientists and science educators are communicating ideas and concepts to their audience with more than simple text. A focused holistic rubric was designed in this study to score how well students in this class were able to incorporate aspects of multimodality into their writing assignments. Using these scores and factors within the rubric (ex. Number of original modes created) they were correlated with classroom performance scores to determine the strength and direction of the relationship. Classroom observations of lectures and discussion sections along with personal interviews with students and teaching assistants aided the interpretation of the results. The results from the study were surprisingly complex to interpret given the background of literature which suggested a strong relationship between multimodal representations and science learning (Lemke, 2000). There were significant positive correlations between student multimodal representations and quiz scores but not exam scores. This study was also confounded by significant differences between sections at the beginning of the study which may have led to learning effects later. The dissimilarity between the tasks of writing during their homework and working on exams may be the reason for no significant correlations with exams. The power to interpret these results was limited by the number of the participants, the number of modal experiences by the students, and the operationalization of multimodal knowledge through the holistic rubric. These results do show that a relationship does exist between the similar tasks within science writing and quizzes. Students may also gain derived science literacy benefits from modal experiences on distal tasks in exams as well. This study shows that there is still much more research to be known about the interconnectedness of multimodal representational knowledge and use to the development of science literacy.

  19. National PTA Common Sense

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US National Parents and Teachers Association, in conjunction with GTE Corporation, furnishes this site, an information hub for the promotion of drug- and alcohol-free children. Presently, the site is divided into three sections of both serious and fun activities. The Parent's Center consists of interactive quizzes and tip sheets related to developing drug awareness, being a role model, and getting involved in your kids' activities. Visitors to the Family Room will find activities to help kids with their self-esteem, as well as teach them drug-awareness. Family games, quizzes, and cartoons are also available. Help and Hotlines points to organizations that can provide further support and information (links are provided), as well as books and videos. Finally, the site includes an interactive poll, several bulletin boards (registration required), and information for PTA leaders, highlighted by a library of resources to help spread the common sense message.

  20. U-Shaped development of Newtonian concepts: Implications for pedagogical design and research practice

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    Camp, Paul J

    2010-01-01

    In the years 2002-2004, the Learning by Design^{TM} group at Georgia Tech conducted an investigation of the development of qualitative Newtonian concepts as a function of time. The classroom context and method for this investigation are described, involving the coordination of multiple measures including diagnostic quizzes, structured interviews, ethnographic observations in class and performance assessments. This paper specifically concerns the results from the diagnostic quizzes, relying on other measures as supporting evidence. The data shows a clear non-monotonic conceptual development process in which there is a period of apparent regression of understanding following apparent satisfactory understanding. After an extensive description of prior work on this phenomenon from developmental psychology I propose an interpretation of the cognitive processes at work in the development of Newtonian reasoning. This paper makes three arguments: I show that Learning by Design produces significant normalized gain on ...

  1. ESL computer games

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    Miss Peterson

    2006-11-15

    Here are some fun websites that will engage English language learners in learning Enlglish through fun activities, games, quizzes, trivia, etc. on the computer. I have used these websites with the students I teach and they LOVE it. They really look forward to going to the computer lab and engaging in the learning. I have found that they use English to talk about the games together. It has been highlyl effective. ESL computer games Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more. beginning/intermediate esl This site was designed to meet the particular needs of my first-year recent immigrant students. The majority of links and activities are appropriate for students whose English ability ranges from entry-level to intermediate. This is a multimedia learning site. ...

  2. Computer Science Teachers Association

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Computers Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a professional organization that helps teachers in the field learn about professional development opportunities, along with offering them the opportunity to network. This section of then CSTA's website provides access to over a dozen helpful resources, including an instructional video and a college selection website. First-time visitors should check out the Quizzes with a Theme. Here they will find a set of computer science themed quizzes developed by Professor Bruce Maxwell of Colby College. Also, the CS Unplugged Videos area is quite a bit of fun. The videos here include a one-hour computer science show in which students encounter many concepts from computer science, along with short clips of activities that can be used in the classroom. Additionally, the site includes a selection of computer games designed for young women and a link to resources promoting excitement about computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

  3. AUTO-2440 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power Management

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    This three credit course offered at Macomb Community College discusses the practical application of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) power management systems. Areas of study include computer controls of the internal combustion engine (ICE), battery types, HEV thermal management, motors, safety, and HEV/EV accessories. System types, service procedures, and diagnostic procedures are covered for Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Lexus/Toyota vehicles. Included educational materials for this course are homework, sample exams and quizzes, labs, lesson plans, pre-assessment, and syllabus. Solutions are not provided with any materials. If you’re an instructor and would like complete exams, quizzes, or solutions, please contact the CAAT. This course is composed of six modules that can be used to supplement existing courses or taught together as a complete course. These modules are Intro to HEVs,Honda HEVs, Toyota HEVs,Ford HEVs, GM HEVs, and Fuel Cells

  4. AUTO-1440 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals

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    This three credit course offered at Macomb Community College provides an introduction to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Material covered includes alternative fuels, HEV batteries and accessories, HEV maintenance and diagnostics, regenerative braking, and safety procedures. Included educational materials for this course are crosswords, sample exams and quizzes, labs, lesson plans, pre/post assessments, and syllabus. Solutions are not provided with any materials. If you’re an instructor and would like complete exams, quizzes, or solutions, please contact the CAAT. This course is composed of ten modules that may be used to supplement existing courses or taught together as a complete course. Module subjects are: Carbon Fuels and the Environment, Intro to Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Systems, Gasoline and Alternative Fuels, HEV Batteries and Service, Electric Motors, Generators, and Controllers, Regenerative Braking, HEV Transmissions and Transaxles, HEV Climate Control, and HEV First Resonder and Safety Procedures

  5. ESL Cyber Listening Lab

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    Davis, Randall S.

    Developed by an educator with a series of experiences spent educating persons in the art of learning English, this website provides a multimedia experience for those seeking to learn the language. The focus on the site is most definitely on developing users’ listening skills, and it provides dozens of helpful audio features that quizzes students on topics such as renting an apartment, understanding credit cards, and making doctor’s appointments. Along with these more practical skills, another section of quizzes deals with subjects that students might encounter in other situations, such as the TOEFL or more advanced conversations. The multimedia experience of the site is greatly enhanced through video presentations of long conversations on topics such as family history, investing, and solar eclipses.

  6. Build Your Own Weather Station

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    This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. This lesson focuses on weather instruments, and has students build a rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer, and a psychrometer. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

  7. Weather Maps

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    This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on basic information about the weather and how different weather maps depict conditions. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

  8. Office of Naval Research

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    The ONR coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through schools, universities, government laboratories, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Site features the latest news and events. Image gallery includes pictures for lessons of all disciplines. Explore the Students and Teachers section for teacher resources, including Focus, an education resource full of basic information and quizzes. Section also includes animations and classroom activities.

  9. Fact Monster: Science

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    Fact Monster, the online reference and fun fact Web site, has some new and old features that kids interested in science will enjoy. The Almanac Section contains a wealth of information on everything from the environment, stars and planets, and weather, to other life science subjects. Special features include a daily weather fact, games and quizzes, a box to input a year to get interesting science facts that occurred then, and more.

  10. The Mechanics of Atherosclerosis

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    CLIMB: Cornell's Learning Initiative in Medicine and Bioengineering

    In this module, developed as part of Cornell's Learning Initiative in Medicine and Bioengineering (CLIMB), students will understand how arterial stiffness contributes to disturbed blood flow and the progression of atherosclerosis. This is done using polymer chemistry, fabricating gels of varying stiffness, and designing experiments to quantify gel stiffness. This module contains a teacher's guide, powerpoint instructional lecture "Atherosclerosis", instructional student activity sheets for laboratory activities, and multiple choice quizzes. CLIMB is part of the NSF GK-12 program.

  11. Supernovae

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    This National Aeronuatics and Space Administration-Goddard website presents the basic concepts of the supernova. Topics include the different types of supernova, the cause of the explosion, and what happens to the core that is left behind. A vivid pair of images show a part of the night sky before and after a supernova has exploded. Links to definitions, quizzes, and other references are included.

  12. Enhancing nurses' knowledge regarding the complex care of hospitalized patients on insulin.

    PubMed

    Wakefield, Peggy L; Wilson, Melissa A

    2014-01-01

    A randomized controlled study assessed a self-paced, online educational course addressing the complex nursing care of hospitalized patients on basal-bolus insulin. Interactive quizzes and scenarios were used to reinforce learning. Knowledge in the intervention group increased significantly and was retained 3-months postintervention. Nursing professional development educators will find this article useful regarding methods for annual competency evaluation and for increasing staff's knowledge as part of a system approach for safely caring for patients with diabetes. PMID:24823888

  13. Gold Nanoparticles- Interactive Computational Animations on Nanomaterials

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    This animation is broken down into a user-friendly guide to gold nanoparticles. There are pre-tests before and quizzes after each section. Each section explains a unique aspect of the particles; for example, why nanoscale gold is not gold-colored. Two animated experiments provide a visual representation of how gold nanoparticles are affected by different chemicals and heat combinations. This tutorial is focused towards college-level science classes and would be a useful resource in any classroom.

  14. Innovative Assessment Tools for a Short, Fast-Paced, Summer Field Course

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    James H. Wandersee

    2008-07-01

    An experiential science program, such as a summer course at a field station, requires unique assessment tools. Traditional assessment via a pencil-and-paper exam cannot capture the essential skills and concepts learned at a summer field station. Therefore, the authors developed a pre- and postcourse image-based analysis to evaluate student perspectives, created weekly pass/fail quizzes, and produced a comprehensive laboratory and field practical examination for our assessment of student learning.

  15. Introductory Tutorial to Mass Spectrometry

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    Breci, L.

    An introduction to GC-MS for beginning students in analytical or organic chemistry lab. The site includes discussion of quadrupole mass analyzers, ionization, detection, and interpretation of mass spectra. One of the best features of this site is a series of on-line quizzes on the interpretation of EI mass spectra that includes hints as well as explanations of why the answers are right or wrong.

  16. Using Assessment to Help Students Learn

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    J. Myron Atkin

    2002-01-01

    Assessment in the classroom is more than tests and quizzes on Friday. It is an everyday feature of classroom life. Students and teachers use assessment, for example, when they gauge the quality of a response to a question, judge the accuracy of a diagram, or evaluate an oral report. Ensuing class discussions help students understand how their own efforts can be improved. Research indicates that such classroom practices, often called formative assessment, are among the most powerful methods of improving learning.

  17. Mental Health and Stress

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    Mrs. Falconer

    2007-03-18

    This project collects resources for studying mental health and stress issues with middle schoolers. Teens and stress Science NetLinks: The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh Dealing with anger Stress-o-meter Look at each of the above sites. Choose one and read the content. Write a one-paragraph summary. Play interactive games and take quizzes. Keep a log of what you do. Tell which site you liked best and why. ...

  18. General Entomology Study Materials

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    0000-00-00

    Another of Dr. John Meyer's excellent webpages devoted to teaching general entomology. This page includes five links that take you to "spot ID" characters for insect orders and some families. This page has some excellent photographs detailing the significant characteristics and an interactive phylogenetic tree. A second link takes you to a summary by family of important characteristics. Further links show old tests and quizzes for study reference.

  19. Water Science Activity Center

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    This page features opinion surveys, challenge questions, questionnaires and true/false quizzes. Students can participate in an online survey to provide their opinions on water quality and supply, how water concerns rank with other environmental issues; and to vote for their favorite body of water. All answers go into a database and the results are displayed in a table so they can see how other participants answered.

  20. Getting Through Customs

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    This collection of articles by the training firm Getting Through Customs is aimed at business people who often travel abroad. Over fifteen excerpts from IndustryWeek and SwissAir's Gazette, among other periodicals, provide tips on customs, greetings, business attire, and gift-giving in countries around the world, and a set of 50 quizzes helps readers test their cultural I.Q.

  1. Managerial Economics

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    1997-01-01

    This Principles of Macroeconomics course page was developed by Robert Forsythe, Associate Professor of Economics at University of Iowa. The course introduces students to basic concepts in macroeconomics such as GDP, inflation and interest rates. Visitors to the site can either view the lecture notes in slide form or listen to lectures via RealAudio. Exams and quizzes (including answers) are also available at the site.

  2. Fish-Friendly Engineering

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    2014-09-18

    Students further their understanding of the salmon life cycle and the human structures and actions that aid in the migration of fish around hydroelectric dams by playing an animated PowerPoint game involving a fish that must climb a fish ladder to get over a dam. They first brainstorm their own ideas, and then learn about existing ways engineers have made dams "friendlier" to migrating fish, before being quizzed as part of the game.

  3. Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies Infobase

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    Mick Underwood's extensive infobase of communication, culture, and media studies introduces various models and theories of communication and explains their social and cultural implications. In addition, the infobase includes a detailed index of terms, a bibliography of references, a list of links, a message forum, a chat room, and a series of online quizzes. The great volume of information at this site is effectively managed via several navigation tools: a site map, an index, pull-down menus, and meaningful icons.

  4. Physics: Mechanics Overview

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    The Batesville High School Physics Department offers a tutorial about mechanics, the study of motion. The materials are divided into two main topics: Kinematics and Dynamics. The website offers a review of the concepts and discussions of the applications, packed with many animations to help individuals grasp the difficult concepts. Students can find numerous practice quizzes dealing with physics concepts such as speed, free fall, projectiles, and kinetic energy. Educators can find simple laboratory experiments as well as links to outside physics resources.

  5. Curriculet

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    Curriculet

    Curriculet is a dynamic eReading web browser-based platform for schools that allows teachers to place a layer of questions, quizzes and rich media on top of books they teach. Teachers can deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum and lesson materials. Public domain books are available for free, though the company has also partnered with publishers to provide new titles at a low monthly subscription cost.

  6. Cells Alive

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    The Cells Alive Web site (last mentioned in the October 25, 1996 Scout Report), offered by Quill Graphics, contains several activities to help students understand the basics of cellular biology. The animal cell cycle and cell mitosis animations are especially excellent visual learning tools, clearly showing what takes place during these events and giving well-written descriptions of each stage. The site also has three interactive quizzes on cell structure, cell function, microbes, and the immune system.

  7. Communicating astronomy by the Unizul Science Centre

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    Beesham, A.; Beesham, N.

    2015-03-01

    The University of Zululand, situated along the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, has a thriving Science Centre (USC) situated in the developing port city of Richards Bay. Over 30 000 learners visit the centre annually, and it consists of an exhibition area, an auditorium, lecture areas and offices. The shows consist of interactive games, science shows, competitions, quizzes and matriculation workshops. Outreach activities take place through a mobile science centre for schools and communities that cannot visit the centre.

  8. Quia Astronomy Activities

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    Quia is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive. This site offers a collection of astronomy-based computer activities and quizzes developed by educators for students. Games include concentration (memory), word searches, matching, and flash cards. Topics covered include the nine planets, constellations, stellar evolution, moons, the Messier catalog, and general solar system and astronomical body facts. More tools are available with a subscription to Quia

  9. Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes

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    Elizabeth Vierling

    2008-03-01

    As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this setting. Outcomes and limitations of the reading-question strategy as well as suggestions for their more efficient implementation are discussed.

  10. Classroom Planetarium

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    This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the relationship of the nine planets in our solar system to the Sun by creating a 3-D representation. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

  11. World Wildlife Federation

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    A comprehensive website concerning wildlife issues all over the planet. Available in over a dozen languages, site features an abundance of information including habitat conservation science, endangered species, exotic places, aquaculture, climate change, advocacy, and much more. Also includes information on getting involved, specifically, volunteer and donation opportunities, consumer action, and membership travel programs. Fun and games section features online quizzes, games, and e-cards.

  12. 2013 Blackboard Assessment Survey for Students 1. College (choose all that apply)

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    Cui, Yan

    1 of 7 2013 Blackboard Assessment Survey for Students 1. College (choose all that apply): Response Medicine 51.0% 102 Nursing 14.5% 29 Pharmacy 13.0% 26 Other (please specify): 0.5% 1 answered question 200.6% (23) 43.2% (73) 32.5% (55) 169 Taking assessments (quizzes, polls, and tests) 2.4% (4) 0.6% (1) 5

  13. Scholastic: Dinosaurs

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    This website contains details and activities about dinosaurs. It covers the geologic time periods during which dinosaurs existed, a web-quest for dinosaur information, quizzes and games about various dinosaur topics, and research starters for projects and activities. For teachers, there are lesson plan suggestions, assessment ideas, and details for using this site in the classroom as a project. Links are provided for additional information.

  14. Applying the scholarship of teaching and learning: student perceptions, behaviours and success online and face?to?face

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    Agi Horspool; Carsten Lange

    2010-01-01

    This study compares student perceptions, learning behaviours and success in online and face?to?face versions of a Principles of Microeconomics course. It follows a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) approach by using a cycle of empirical analysis, reflection and action to improve the learning experience for students. The online course design involves 58 interactive narrated online modules, interactive online quizzes

  15. EuroTurtle

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    An educational and research database for the conservation and biology of Mediterranean sea turtles. Includes information on sea turtle biology, classification, natural & manmade threats, conservation groups, and an identification key. Educational activities include online data, a computer game, online quizzes, and animated bone dissections. Maps and data from Esmeralda, a satellite-tracked Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), are available for viewing and plotting. Detailed accounts of all 8 species of sea turtle are also available.

  16. MISR Image Gallery

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    1969-12-31

    The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of the MISR imagery, flight imagery, and photographs of the actual instruments taking the pictures.

  17. NASA: Basics of Space Flight

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    This online training module created by Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) discusses the concepts related to deep space missions. Through a series of animations and quizzes within the eighteen chapters, visitors can learn about the solar system's environment, flight project details, and flight operations. The website is equipped with an astronomical glossary and a Units of Measure page. Although originally developed for JPL operations people, students and educators interested in interplanetary space flight will find this website very informative.

  18. MISR Image Gallery

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    The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of the MISR imagery, flight imagery, and photographs of the actual instruments taking the pictures.

  19. Financial Players, Inc.

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    Digital Media Group created the Financial Players Center to increase, motivate, and support user investment knowledge. Tools on site include present and future payment calculators to assess financial goals, a glossary of terms, financial quizzes, and a time value money (TVM) trivia question of the week. A "teach me" center also provides personal finance lessons divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels for the developing financial mind.

  20. Quia Science Activities

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    Quia Corporation was founded in 1998 to improve education through Web-based technologies. This site contains a searchable collection of general science games and quizzes created by educators for students to play on the computer. The games consist of matching, flash cards, concentration (memory) and word searches. The subject matter is continually changing as this site is edited and updated. More tools are available with a subscription to Quia