Some one-third of the planet’s undiscovered natural gas reserves are likely located in territories belonging to Russia, Russian website Lent.ru says citing a recent report from researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
In new findings, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic may be home to 30 percent of the planet's undiscovered natural gas reserves and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil.
Newly discovered documents reveal that in the months immediately following the purported 1947 UFO crash at Roswell, secret government studies began on a material that was previously unknown to science. The "memory metal" that was studied precisely matches some of the debris material reported by several witnesses to the crash. Evidence shows that -under military direction- these unique metal studies were undertaken by a contracted laboratory that possessed advanced technical capabilities that the U.S. government itself did not have at the time. A former high-level scientist employed by the involved laboratory has offered a confession that he was tasked to study the crashed UFO material. Information provided by two U.S. Air Force Generals also offers direct support for this discovery.
British pilots in Afghanistan are firing an increasing number of "enhanced blast" thermobaric weapons, designed to kill everyone in buildings they strike, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum (the Great Charter of Freedoms), is an English legal charter, originally issued in the year 1215. It was written in Latin; its name is usually translated into English as Great Charter.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Lic. Miguel Alvarez Gómez
Doctorado en Educación Internacional
Centro de Excelencia de la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas
Capítulo 1. ¿Qué es Educación a Distancia?
Capítulo 2. ¿Qué se hace y cómo?
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Monday, May 25, 2009
EDEN - the European Distance and E-Learning Network - exists to share knowledge and improve understanding for professionals in distance and e-learning across the whole of Europe and beyond, and to promote policy and practice for this field of endeavour. EDEN is for all those concerned with distance and e-learning, in all sectors and phases of education and training. With more than 1100 individual members and 194 institutional members, EDEN holds annual conferences attracting more than 550 participants; holds additional conferences on research and on the schools sector every two years; has launched and supports the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL); and provides support and advice for a range of projects in the European sphere - EDEN is the smart network for the professional community, and a professional community for smart learning.
Education Technology Specialist
College of Education Pacific University
Virtual Learning Communities (VLCs) differ from Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) because the very nature of “community” holds greater meaning and potential than “environment.” Environments offer a surrounding within which to create, explore and learn. Communities offer tools inherent within environments, but also sustain professional growth and development through their ongoing nature. Collaboration takes place within both VLCs and VLEs; however once a course is complete in a VLE, the collaboration ceases, or diminishes greatly between the participants. VLCs focus on creating and sustaining professional relationships through time, with no end date. A VLE may or may not choose to embrace the VLC concept; those in charge of a VLE may take it towards asynchronous coursework, with distinct beginning and end points; or another, towards polysynchronous professional collaboration and community building, with increasing the size and wealth of the community over years is the goal.