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Technology News Archive - March 18, 2006

By Durrington, Vance A; Berryhill, Amy; Swafford, Jeanne Abstract. The number of online courses being offered by postsecondary institutions has increased dramatically and consequently an increasing number of faculty are faced with teaching online courses.

By Mupinga, Davison M; Nora, Robert T; Yaw, Dorothy Carole Abstract Each student comes to class with certain learning experiences, expectations, and needs that have to be addressed, and to which instructors need to be sensitive, to maximize the students' learning experiences.

By Borzekowski, Dina L G The appearance of movies in the 1900s, radio in the 1920s, television in the 1940s, and the Internet in the 1990s was each met with ambivalence.

By George Kaas, The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Wash. Mar. 18--If you've noticed worms in apples from your backyard tree, you may be dealing with one of the most serious pests of fruit and ornamental flowering trees we've ever seen.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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