Learning aware environement: a Laboratorium of epidemiological studies
One challenge of the Laboratorium is to have the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the human activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in whatever form. Another challenge is the mapping of inaccessible phenomena into the sensible and temporal space of the classroom. Our design combines gaming situations and ambient technologies in the context of learning bio-statistics. This paper presents a method and a formal
Milestone for Medical School
The University of Nottingham Medical School celebrates 40 years of pioneering medical education with a one-day conference and reunion event. Around 6,500 students have graduated from the School since 1970 with an initial intake of just 48. Nowadays the School accepts around 265 undergraduate students each year and a further 90 postgraduate students on the 'fast-track' Graduate Medicine course at the Royal Derby Hospital.
Transportation Policy: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally and Walking the Talk
Why do so many sustainable transportation programs turn out, like the Alice in the Wonderland parable to lead us down unexpected paths? Fred Salvucci observes that true sustainable transport requires making more than short-term fixes. A sustainable transportation program is built upon the pyramid of three “E”s: equit
Richard Kopley: Discovering Poe
Richard Kopley, Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State DuBois, presents a concentrated and original view of the timeless works of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is considered the inventor of the modern detective story. And like Poe's fictional detective Dupin, Richard Kopley's tireless and focused investigations have uncovered innovative discoveries about Poe the writer, and Poe the man. Author of the book "Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries", Kopley's understanding of Poe is the result o
Skills For Learning - Approaches to Research
Zip file containing several movie files and animations guiding a student through the various approaches to research.
9.75J Psychology of Gender (MIT)
We will examine current research and theory regarding the validity and utility of commonly accepted gender differences in many realms. Topics include: gender differences in cognitive abilities; the social construction of gender; developmental, family, educational and medical influences; and political and economic forces.
Alfred University - 'Passionately Pink'
From classrooms to offices, and from playing fields to dining halls, all was awash in pink on the Alfred University campus Wednesday as the community dressed in all varieties of pink garb to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. All joined forces to go Passionately Pink for the Cure by buying shirts and making donations, with proceeds earmarked for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Research Fund. Early in the day, despite some annoying white, dozens of AU faculty, staff, and students gat
12.000 Solving Complex Problems (MIT)
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of&nb
21A.350J The Anthropology of Computing (MIT)
This course examines computers anthropologically, as meaningful tools revealing the social and cultural orders that produce them. We read classic texts in computer science along with works analyzing links between machines and culture. We explore early computation theory and capitalist manufacturing; cybernetics and WWII operations research; artificial intelligence and gendered subjectivity; the creation and commodification of the personal computer; the hacking aesthetic; non-Western histories of
Peace Corps Symposium II: The Impact of International Service: What Are the Lessons?
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Moderator: James Jackson, Director, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan 1.Amanda McBride, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, and Research Director of the Center for Social Development, Washington University 2.Roopal Shah, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Indicorps 3.Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Deputy Director, Peace Corps
The Dream Starts With You at Texas Tech University
It's the dream of being part of something bigger than you. Texas Tech is a place where ideas become reality and reality becomes greater than your imagination. Where research leads to vast discoveries, making the world a better place and the pursuit of deeper knowledge reaches untold heights. It's a place where art takes many forms, and where tradition reigns.
Texas Tech Gives Pointers On Science and Technology Research Funding to Iraqi Delegation
Hamid Ahmed, an advisor to Iraq's Prime Minister on Higher Education, came with a delegation from Iraq to Texas Tech University. They learned how research universities fund science, technology and engineering as they look to bolster Iraq's research universities.
Progress through partnerships
Forging effective partnerships is integral to UCL's belief in maximising the social impact of its intellectual resources.As a research institution, our primary expertise is on developing ideas and knowledge, so by working with institutions with a practical focus to their activities, such as hospitals, schools, business or government, we can help these ideas turn into real-world solutions. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl/partnership
6.871 Knowledge-Based Applications Systems (MIT)
This course covers the development of programs containing a significant amount of knowledge about their application domain. The course includes a brief review of relevant AI techniques; case studies from a number of application domains, chosen to illustrate principles of system development; a discussion of technical issues encountered in building a system, including selection of knowledge representation, knowledge acquisition, etc.; and a discussion of current and future research. The course als
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
The Bill of Rights
Do you know your rights? Professor of Law Henry Chambers explains the lasting wisdom of the Constitution's first 10 amendments.Author(s):
8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II (MIT)
This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include non-classical states of light, multi-photon processes, coherence, trapping and cooling, atomic interactions, and experimental methods.
14.147 Topics in Game Theory (MIT)
This course/workshop aims to provide an invigorating intellectual environment for graduate students and junior faculty who are interested in economic theory. We will discuss research ideas and explore topics in game theory and more broadly in economic theory.
Conceptions and Misconceptions of Autism
There is a proliferation of information about autism in the media and in research. In this lecture, Professor Tara Flanagan discusses the things that we know, don't know, and misrepresent about autism.
The Siren Song of Cancer Cells
The treatment of complex diseases like cancer may lie in grasping their mechanisms at all levels of biological hierarchy. Most research focuses on understanding how genes cause cancer from within a cell, but much can be learned from intercell interaction.