The Bernard Madoff Case: Trust Takes Another Blow
Successful marketplaces -- indeed, all social systems -- require a level of ethical behavior among their participants. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, professors Maurice E. Schweitzer and G. Richard Shell, who have conducted extensive research on the role of trust in markets, explain why even the most sophisticated investors put their faith in Bernard Madoff, the New York City financier recently accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. That breach of trust has damaged the broader m
Gávea Investimentos' Arminio Fraga: 'We Are Still in Crisis Mode'
Arminio Fraga was president of the Central Bank of Brazil from 1999 to 2002. He has sometimes been called the Alan Greenspan of Latin America, though that comparison may not sit well these days as Greenspan comes in for his share of the blame for the global financial crisis. In 2001, Fraga founded the Rio de Janeiro-based Gávea Investimentos, an independent asset management company. It operates principally in the areas of hedge funds, wealth management and illiquid investment strategies. In an
Le 3 juillet 1608 — La fondation de Québec : les Français s’installent en Amérique du ... Si, le 3 juillet 1608, Samuel de Champlain établit un poste de traite à Québec, c’est que, dès 1603, il en avait obtenu l’autorisation par le chef montagnais Anadabijou. A cette époque, il avait promis de prêter main-forte aux Montagnais dans leur guerre contre les Iroquois. Lors de la fondation ...
Si, le 3 juillet 1608, Samuel de Champlain établit un poste de traite à Québec, c’est que, dès 1603, il en avait obtenu l’autorisation par le chef montagnais Anadabijou. A cette époque, il avait promis de prêter main-forte aux Montagnais dans leur guerre contre les Iroquois. Lors de la fondation ...
Providence Equity's Gaurav Sharma: 'Private Equity Is Now a More Mature Market'
In the world of private equity, Providence Equity Partners is a specialist. The firm, whose headquarters are in Providence, R.I., specializes in deals involving media, entertainment, information and communications companies. In 2007, Providence Equity opened its New Delhi office, headed by Biswajit (Bis) Subramanian, who had earlier been a managing director in the firm's London office. By mid 2008, Providence Equity had invested more than US$1 billion in Idea Cellular, which, according to media
FCC's Cable TV Ruling: Will the Competitive Landscape Change?
For cable TV companies in the U.S., August 28 was a day to celebrate. Ending several years of regulatory battles, a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals came down in favor of Philadelphia-based Comcast, which sought to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's contentious 30% market share limit on cable TV operators. Not everyone is happy about the ruling, fearing it will lead to cable monopolies. In contrast, Peter S. Fader, professor of marketing and co-director of the Wharton Interactiv
22 Oct 2010: Baker Institute Student Forum: Grade the President
With the 2010 midterm election rapidly approaching, the Baker Institute Student Forum presents a Rice University student-led discussion on the first two years of the Obama administration. Four students from the Rice University Young Democrats and four students from the Rice University Conservatives Forum will evaluate President Barack Obama in four major policy areas. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the conversation through a question-and-answer session with the panelists, and
Panel Discussion: Obama One Year On
Writer Courtney Martin moderates a panel exploring the state of America one year after the inauguration of Barack Obama. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on January 30, 2009. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Macbeth-Sleep Walking Scene
From the 1979 version of Macbeth, this is a clip of the sleep walking scene of the movie. This shows an excellent performance of the Shakespearean play. This clip can be used for scene analysis, character analysis, or reflection.
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1635-6
This volume is concentrated on the period January to June 1636, but includes undated and miscellaneous papers from the previous year.
2008 Graduates of the Oxford University Ruskin School of Art discuss their final year projects.
A Roadmap for Education Technology
This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversations that cast computers in the role of facilitating education in the future and recommended a research agenda for federal funding.,Research report
Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs
This edited collection sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, methods and tools. Through their accounts of projects, leading researchers present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.
Virtual Learning Environments as a Supplement to Traditional Teaching
Many factors influence teaching nowadays. Numbers of students are increasing, some students pay for studies and require more flexible teaching, more students have access to Internet, the learning material is changing rapidly (especially of subjects, related to information technologies), publishing industry is slow and expensive. All that stimulates usage of modern technologies in education. Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) is one of the forms of e-learning. They open new ways of teaching and
Data Mining Application in Higher Learning Institutions
One of the biggest challenges that higher learning institutions face today is to improve the quality of managerial decisions. The managerial decision making process becomes more complex as the complexity of educational entities increase. Educational institute seeks more efficient technology to better manage and support decision making procedures or assist them to set new strategies and plan for a better management of the current processes. One way to effectively address the challenges for improv
Modélisation de profils d'élèves à partir de
traces de résolution de problèmes
La modélisation automatique des connaissances de lapprenant est nécessaire dès lors que lon cherche à accompagner un apprentissage dans le cadre des EIAH. Dans ce rapport, nous présentons un travail en cours dans lequel des techniques de classification automatique permettent dengendrer des modèles délèves interprétables par un enseignant ou un didacticien et utilisables éventuellement par un « tuteur » automatique. Lapproche proposée a été appliquée au domaine de la ré
Teaching the Digital Natives: Austrian Best Practice Projects
The following three projects promote e-Learning in Austrian schools and stimulate the change to student centred and collaborative learning and teaching. These projects bring teachers closer to learning habits of the digital natives and prepare our students for live long learning.
Interactive Collaborative Books
Books are one of the most important tools to convey knowledge, they survived to be a convenient and portable source of information. On the other side, Electronic books (e-books) are playing a big role in attracting a huge number of readers, but still paper books are preferable by many people due to some drawbacks in e-books. Yet, Interactive books combines all positive features in ordinary books as well as e-books, the author is introducing a new Interactive Collaborative book that might change
Collaborative Multi-professional Narrative Based e-learning. An application to teaching Medical Stat
The present paper describes e-CNA (e-Collaborative Narrative Analysis), a web based multi-agent environment where different agents contribute to the exploration and social co-construction of the meanings of a set of narratives. The paper also describes an action-research e-learning experiment aimed to involve the students of different courses and a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals in a blended online educational project on qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in hea
Streaming media as an alternative to direct student instruction for performing science experiments
In the present paper a comparison between the ideas of two groups of students, both of which were taught the same physics laboratory curriculum but using two different instruction approaches is presented. The experimental group was asked to watch some videos including the associated links to Physics theory explaining the phenomena to be observed, gather the information needed and then perform the experiments involved, while the control group followed the traditional lab teaching practice. The ai
Real remote physics experiments across Internet - inherent part of Integrated E-Learning
Implementation of the real remote experiments across the Internet into teaching process, up till now not available, enables introduction of Integrated e-Learning, composed of three components: the real remote experiments across the Internet, the simulation applets and the electronic interactive textbooks. We present here the prospective remote laboratory system with data transfer using Intelligent School Experimental System (ISES) as hardware and ISES WEB Control kit as software. This approach e