Yochai Benkler: "From Free Software and Wikipedia to a Field of Cooperative Human Systems Design" YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a central part in
characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized
collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the
networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of
Networks: How social production transforms markets and f
YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
UNCTAD e-tourism initiative The website gives information about the purpose of the initiative and its implementation, including a toolkit f
This section of the website of the eleventh United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) features its e-tourism initiative, which aims to help developing countries, especially the LDCs (least developed countries), "to make the most of their tourism potential". Launched in June 2004, the initiative is part of UNCTAD's task force on sustainable tourism for development.
The website gives information about the purpose of the initiative and its implementation, including a toolkit f
International Relations, Spring 2007
This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will
Intelligent User Experience Engineering
The course Intelligent User eXperience Engineering (IUXE) is given for the master programme 'Media and Knowledge Engineering' and for students from other master programmes. The aim is to achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of intelligent user experience engineering. Study Goals: Knowledge of a basic, coherent approach for developing software systems in such a way that the systems' users can accomplish their goals effectively and e
Wildlife Management Activity Guide for Teachers
Whether your school has a 40 acre school forest or a 40 square foot school yard lawn, we urge you to get your students involved in some hands-on wildlife management. It is a relevant real world issue that will also expose them to disciplines other than science as they learn all the complexities of land management. A few teachers are teaching about a variety of game species and habitats. Others are developing small native plant gardens which provide basic needs for native butterflies and birds. P
Teacher's Guide to Craters of the Moon
provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world.
Indiana Dunes Educational Opportunities
describes the facilities and educational and research programs of what has often been heralded as the birthplace of ecology. The Indiana Dunes, located in the northwest corner of the great state, is the nation's first national park in an urban setting.
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Assessing Competency in Health Care Workers: Can We Assess Ourselves? How Can We Assess Others?
Dr. Davis' presentation focuses on aspects of assessment of health professional competence and performance, addressing the question of self-assessment, and the means to assure more objective measurements of competence and performance. It also attempts to develop applications of findings about assessment to continuing education, undergraduate and graduate training, and to the workplace. (Series: Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds)
Health and Human Rights
This lesson plan helps students explore the concept that health is a basic human right. Primary sources -- Article 25 of the "U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and Article 1 of the "Declaration of Alma-Ata" -- are used to help students define health and human rights, and to build a connection between the two. Students apply the concept of health as a basic human right by analyzing case studies from the Against the Odds exhibition
Ireland faces years of pain
The Irish Government unveils a raft of tough austerity measures aimed at restoring the country's broken finances.
Closing the economic achievement gap: a case study of a successful Kansas secondary school
In spite of efforts at the federal, state, and local levels, the achievement gap has persisted over time. Recent NCLB legislation has brought renewed attention to the achievement gap, forcing schools to address it. Despite the daunting task of mediating the impact of poverty, some schools have made substantial progress in narrowing the achievement gap with low-income students. This qualitative case study of one successful Kansas public secondary school has concluded the caring actions of teacher
NSF Briefing for the Organization of Biological Field Stations
NSF Briefing for the Organization of Biological Field Stations presented by Peter McCartney (NSF) at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) and hosted by the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)
REC100 Fall 2010 Session 9
REC100 Dimensions of Leisure Session Nine 11/10/10 Mary Lou Cappel Guest: Dr. Mark Lurie, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Lunquist Cardiovascular Center
TED402 Fall 2010 Session 11A
TED402 Educational Psychology Session Eleven A 11/10/10 Jeff Miller
Durham Regional Hospital: Be the Best
Durham Regional Hospital strives to be the best community hospital in North Carolina.
AlgTop8: Polyhedra and Euler's formula
We investigate the five Platonic solids: tetrahedron, cube, octohedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. Euler's formula relates the number of vertices, edges and faces. We give a proof using a triangulation argument and the flow down a sphere. This is the eighth lecture in this beginner's course on Algebraic Topology, given by Assoc Prof N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW.
U Opera performs Elmer Gantry
In "Elmer Gantry," University student singers have mastered some of the most difficult—and rewarding—roles in the repertory, as they will demonstrate Nov. 18--21 in Ted Mann Hall.
Sustaining Communities - HD
OSU Cascades - Central Oregon's University http://www.osucascades.edu/
Celebrating a Saint
Saint Andre Bessette was canonized in Rome on October 17, 2010. Saint André is the first member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame's founding religious order, to be proclaimed a saint. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17149/