The Nigerian Paradox : Is it fading away?
Emeka Onwuka, CEO of Diamond Bank, talks to INSEAD Knowledge about Nigeria's economy.
2.971 2nd Summer Introduction to Design (MIT)
Introduce students to the creative design process, based on the scientific method and peer review, by application of fundamental principles and learning to complete projects according to schedule and within budget. Subject relies on active learning through a major team-based design-and-build project focused on the need for a new consumer product identified by each team. Topics to be learned while teams create, design, build, and test their product ideas include formulating strategies, concepts a
Taking Work-based Learning to the Next Level
In the mid-1990s, a new C-suite title was born when General Electric CEO Jack Welch dubbed Steve Kerr the company's "chief learning officer." Since then, CLOs have sprouted up at major firms in several industries. But what does this new breed of "learning leaders" bring to the table that traditional human resources departments and employee training programs do not? How does an increased emphasis on learning improve an organization? And do new technologies, like distance learning, simulations and
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
How to Write a Persuasive Essay
Writing a persuasive essay involves systematically proving one side of an argument against another side and developing the best arguments into a standard format essay. There are some terms used here that may need explaining. No examples are given so the teacher might want to show some.
11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries (MIT)
This course examines the policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. It reviews available technologies, but emphasizes the planning and policy process, including economic, social, environmental, and health issues. The course incorporates considerations of financing, pricing, institutional structure, consumer demand, and community participation in the planning process. And it evaluates policies and projects in case studies from Asia, Afri
2.7 Reconsideration of the models and their suitability
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman city of Thugga and examines the influence that Roman architecture and art had on Africa and its people.
Rajiv Vinnakota on The Difference Network at Marquette University
Rajiv Vinnakota spoke the the Marquette community about the challenges and successes he and founding partner Eric Adler faced when starting the SEED foundation.
"Rock and Roll Jihad": Salman Ahmad's Revolution for Peace
The founder of South Asia's biggest rock band, Junoon, Pakistan-born Salman Ahmad is renowned for being the first rock-and-roll star to destroy the wall that divides the West and the Muslim world. In this video, Varun Soni, dean of religious life at USC, sits down with Ahmad to discuss his book "Rock & Roll Jihad," which tells the story of his incredible journey. The program is sponsored by the USC Office of Religious Life, in association with USC Spectrum. Learn more about the University of S
Talking Sustainability at Georgia Tech
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability have collaborated on this video to provide a few examples of how Georgia Tech Dining Services is taking action to reduce its resource consumption.
Advanced Computing Investigation Topics
This a masters level unit designed to help you plan, develop and write an in-depth technical report.
Viral Vector: HSV-GFP
3d rotation of apical dendrites transduced with HSV-GFP in P14-15 mouse visual cortex.
This movie was created using viral vectors from the viral gene transfer core, a facility established in 2008 by the Picower Institute and the McGovern Institute to make viral vectors accessible to the MIT neuroscience community.
Movie courtesy of Sam Clark, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
The Australian Dream Debate: Defining the Australian Dream
‘The Australian Dream’ is widely accepted in the media, politics and society as a summary of Australian identity, values and aspirations, of what it means to be Australian. So we ask the question – what are the values, hopes, and dreams that inspire... (Running Time 112:27)
Burma votes 2010 - Episode 4
Amnesty International Southeast Asia researcher Benjamin Zawacki and Dr Aung Si - the grandson of former Prime Minister of the Union of Burma U Nu - are the guests in the fourth and final Burma votes 2010 vodcast from The Australian National University.Dr Aung Si, grandson of former Prime Minister U Nu, discusses his experience of campaigning with his parents who were candidates in the 2010 election. Later, Benjamin Zawacki discusses the human rights situation in Burma.Burma votes 2010 is a seri
Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
In this four-minute video, Dr. H. Richard Alexander, professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and surgical oncologist at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, discusses the difficulty of developing a successful standardized treatment for a rare disease known as malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. Dr. Alexander talks about ongoing research to improve available treatment options for this condition, including his team's discovery of special proteins that a
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Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
"The New Epoch" and the 21st Century Imperative for Engineering History
Great civil engineers finds an aesthetic appropriate for their building’s material and structure, asserts David Billington, whose life work has been the study of some of the world’s most stunning engineering feats.
He reviews his own intellectual journey, first honoring some of his forebears, including Elt
4 Who were the ancestors of Homo?
Who were our ancestors? How are apes and humans related? And where does the extinct Homo erectus fit into the puzzle? In this unit we will examine culture, tool use and social structure in both apes and humans to gain an understanding of where we come from and why we behave as we do. This is the tenth unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
2.2 Modern history – an evolution So, what is modern about ‘modern medicine’? Several key scholars – notably Schwartzman (1976), Gambardella (1995), Galambos and Sturchio (1996) and Henderson et al. (1999) – have detected a pattern in the recent development of the industry which may help address this question. According to these scholars, the modern history of the industry can be analysed as an evolutionary process. This may involve changes, which are self-created, or adaptation to discrete technological or insti
So, what is modern about ‘modern medicine’? Several key scholars – notably Schwartzman (1976), Gambardella (1995), Galambos and Sturchio (1996) and Henderson et al. (1999) – have detected a pattern in the recent development of the industry which may help address this question. According to these scholars, the modern history of the industry can be analysed as an evolutionary process. This may involve changes, which are self-created, or adaptation to discrete technological or insti