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DynaLearn @ ISEI7

Multiple aspects of  the DynaLearn project are presented at the 7th International Conference on Ecological Informatics (ISEI7) which takes place from 13th to 17th December 2010 in Gent, Belgium. DynaLearn’s beneficiaries will give insight to the project from different points of view in several presentation slots during the event. Additionally theory moves towards practice in our software Demo session on 16th December morning.

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Using DynaLearn at Sofia University

The course “Actual problems with climate and water resources” took place in the Faculty of Biology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (SU), Bulgaria. A group of 6 bachelor students attended the 4 weeks course using DynaLearn environment to construct a model related to the course syllabus. The course was also of interest to 2 master students and 2 PhD students. The students were told about all six levels of the software, but they built the project using only LS1-L4. The participants chose a scientific paper related to the intensive agriculture and its effect on water ecology (human impact). At the end of the course, 2 weeks ago, the students presented their models to the group. All discussions showed that they have gained the necessary knowledge to develop their own ideas using modeling visualization. The students also passed the final exam with excellence marks.
The master and the PhD students plan to use DynaLearn modeling in their thesis.

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DynaLearn as favorite example of BOKU research

The Austrian DynaLearn-Team presents the Dynalearn project on January 18, 2011 as an favorite example of the BOKU research pool. The DynaLearn project was selected by the BOKU`s center of education togehter with the students union. Aim of lecture is to present the DynaLearn approach to bachelor and master students  delivering insights into research, methods and practice of up-to-date scientific educational work.

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Marine Ecology Young Scientists’ Course

“Models in Marine Ecology” Young Scientists’ Course will begin on the 25th of July at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and will last for full 6 days. The course is designed for 9-11 grade students (high school). A group of 12 students will be attending the course using DynaLearn environment with the purpose of constructing Marine ecology models. The students will have a one day field trip to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and use “wet” labs during the course. The students will focus on defining factors or variables, their values sets, interrelationships and their character population dynamics in Marine ecosystems, and address processes, conditions, consequences in dynamic systems (processes such as predation and competition and external agents such as over-fishing) using DynaLearn. Each meeting will be accompanied by a pre and post evaluation task.

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A Roadmap for Educational Technology (GROE)

This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversations that cast computers in the role of facilitating education in the future and recommended a research agenda for federal funding [more…]

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DynaLearn presented to Beta Partners

Beta partners refers to a set of high schools in the Amsterdam region that collaborate with the University of Amsterdam on science education, particularly on interesting and motivating learners to select science courses and curricula (when going to study at a university). The schools also collaborate on using new technology to support and enhance education.
During two sessions on April 26th and 27th, 2010 DynaLearn presented the basic idea of the project and discussed with teachers the opportunities to use DynaLearn in the classroom once the software is available.

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