A private high school's staff responses to a Web 2.0 and abundant digital media presentation
This presentation sums up questionnaire feedback from fourteen South African private high school staff This follows a talk I gave on abundant digital culture and its potential benefits and hazards for their school. LOUD Speaker image by woodleywonderworks shared under a CC-BY license
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict
While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds Individuals on various sides of the apartheid divide from state security structures to the ANC PAC and grassroots activists tell their own stories The central focus is to give an account of the actions of the perpetrators here depicted as competing protagonists in an arena of violence It examin
The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as
Reading Musical Notes: How to Play a Piano
This is not a video, but an animation that helps students learn to read sheet music using a piano. Watch the notes on the sheet music go by. As they pass, click on the correct key on the piano. You will need to click on the picture for the program to begin. No run time.
Solid State Physics II
As the second part of a two-semester-class, students will study the characteristics of semiconductors, metals, superconductors and magnetic substances among various solid forms.
In the Medical Communication class students practice methods and skills for effective medcal communication, which is one of the most important aspects of a healthy patient-doctor relationship. Through this class, students will: - discuss the importance of communication in medical consultation and how to communicate effectively; - learn proper skills for medical consultation; - practice these skills through mock consultations.
Understanding Contemporary Art
Introduces the concepts and characteristics of contemporary art, artists and their works. Through this course, one can understand contemporary art and enjoy various arts and culture activities
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Podcast Special: Universities In this podcast special, we feature a selection of podcast channels from Australia, the UK and the USA to illustrate the kind of podcasts produced by some universities. The podcast channels are taken from the college category of our Podcast Directory for Educators where we list details of the podcasts, the we
In this podcast special, we feature a selection of podcast channels from Australia, the UK and the USA to illustrate the kind of podcasts produced by some universities. The podcast channels are taken from the college category of our Podcast Directory for Educators where we list details of the podcasts, the we
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
T4 Tips Podcast #2 - Internet Explorer 7 (Windows)
Show NotesIn this episode, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 is discussed. While Microsoft provides an excellent tour of the browser (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx?mg_id=10010), we focus on how the browser's new features can help you to become a better teacher.Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/) - This page was briefly discussed in the show and is great for finding images.MP3 Version (http://t4.jordandistrict.org/t4/images/Podcasts-AdditionalFiles/T4TW_02_1_9_07.mp
A nuclear renaissance?
In an age of dwindling natural resources and expanding economies, more countries are turning to nuclear power. According to Mark Fitzpatrick, Senior Fellow for Non-proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, not since the Cold War has there been such renewed interest in nuclear -- though this time, the agenda is different.
China and the debt crisis
The author of a new book on China warns that if 2010 is another difficult year for the US economy, Washington could “come under a lot of pressure to impose tariffs on Chinese products.”
Fighting for trade: China and the threat of protectionism
In a global economic environment still reeling from the financial crisis and a vast contraction in world trade, the fight between countries for market share – and ultimately revenue – has become even more intense. Governments have faced pressure from their constituents to save and create jobs and wealth, and in the complex system governing commerce between countries, desperate times seem to have inspired desperate protectionist measures. Having in 2009 become the world's leading exporting na
Rebuilding Europe: new architecture needed to kick-start economy
With a weakened financial system and various European governments knee-deep in debt, the emergence of a new world financial order has taken on a new urgency of late. But instead of quick fixes as the Greek crisis has clearly demonstrated, we should instead be looking for sustainable solutions towards economic prosperity.
‘Intoxicated’ institutional investors: how the financial crisis infected the real economy
One of the least understood aspects of the financial crisis is how it spread from the financial sector to the general economy, where it nearly caused a global financial meltdown.
Alberto Manconi“We could look at the onset of the crisis as a shock to the liquidity of one market sector -- asset-backed securities” says INSEAD PhD candidate Alberto Manconi. “In August 2007, all of a sudden we realised that we didn’t really know how to price these securities. For this reason, very fe
Buybacks are back: strategy pays off with returns of 103.5 per cent in first year
In April 2009 we published a list of 24 stocks on the INSEAD Knowledge website (see Table 1). The stocks were chosen on the basis of the strategy outlined in our paper ( The Nature and Persistence of Buyback Anomalies, Review of Financial Studies, 2009), which is a more refined implementation of buyback investing, first proposed by Ikenberry, Lakonishok and Vermaelen (Market underreaction to open market repurchases, Journal of Financial Economics, 1995). The basic strategy is to invest in US com
Women and the 'vision thing'
The good news is that in a study of executives, women did better than men on several measures. The bad news is that women fell significantly behind in one key area: vision.