12.540 Principles of Global Positioning Systems (MIT)
The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the interests of the students in the class. In some cases, the class interests are towards the geophysical applications of GPS and we concentrate on high precision (millimeter level) positioning on regional and global scales. In other cases, the interests have been more toward engine
A Different View of News - Stephen Cole, Al Jazeera
For more than eighteen years Stephen Cole has fronted the worlds leading and most respected news channels including Sky News and CNN, eventually joining BBC World in 1996. He is now the senior anchor at Al Jazeera English based in London. In this Coventry Conversation he discusses the work of the Al Jazeera channel - which is often criticised by politicians for the stance it takes on contemporary debates.
12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)
This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle p
Sustaining enterprise education
This presentation examines the impact of enterprise education on the career aspiration, decisions and intentions of HE students
Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part three of four
Professor Elroy Dimson provides a historical perspective on the financial crisis at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
<p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts f
Simple rules and management teams
In the final in his three part podcast series with Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, speaks with the Stanford University Professor about what makes good management teams
SP.718 Special Topics at Edgerton Center: D-Lab Health: Medical Technologies for the Developing Worl
D-Lab Health provides multi-disciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break and work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will creat
When established, the Cambridge English course was considered daringly innovative and this ethos continues to shape teaching and research. Today's course balances a strong grounding in the core of English literature with the chance to explore or specialise in literature from around the world, other art forms, the English language and related intellectual traditions. If you have a passion for literature, we have a challenging course that will inspire your reading, and develop your critical and i
Fire Resistance in Farm Construction
Article produced by U of Missouri and posted on the National Agricultural Safety Database (CDC)
The competitive advantage and catching-up of nations
At a time when the global economic slowdown is encouraging countries and companies to introduce neo-protectionist policies - including possible moves by the new US President-elect to penalise American firms who relocate jobs outside the US - we should not ignore the efforts of smaller developing countries to catch-up, says Judge Business School's Dr Christos Pitelis.
NSS Week 2014 - Dr. Craig Nation, Russian perspectives
Dr. Craig Nation, Army War College Professor of Strategy since 1996 is the director of the College's Russia/ Eurasia program. He is fluent in Russian, and holds a PhD from Duke University. "What does the Ukrainian crisis tell us about how Russia sees the world in the 21stcentury world order?" Nation asked.
21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues (MIT)
This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, through discussing the writing of classic and contemporary authors, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. In addition, we will analyze selected documentary and f
An approach for the interoperation of web-distributed applications with a design model
This paper defines the data and inference requirements for the integration of analysis applications with a product model described by a CAD/CAE application. Application input conditions often require sets of complex data that may be considered views of a product model database. We introduce a method that is compatible with the STEP and PLIB product description standards to define an intermediate model that selects, extracts, and validates views of information from a product model to serve as inp
11 - Purgatory V, VI, IX, X
This lecture covers Purgatorio 5, 6, 9 and 10. The purgatorial theme of freedom introduced in the previous lecture is revisted in the context of canto 5, where Buonconte da Montefeltro’s appearance among the last minute penitents is read as a critique of the genealogical bonds of natural necessity. The poet passes from natural to civic ancestry in Purgatorio 6, where the mutual affection of Virgil and Sordello, a former citizen of the classical poet’s native Mantua, sparks an invective aga
A Midsummer Night's Dream teachers' guide
Based on the 2009 production directed by Aaron Posner in Orinda, CA, this guide has easy to use tools to bring the play to life in your classroom. Guide includes a plot summary, visual character map, a breakdown of Shakespeare's language, an overview of Elizabethan culture and many play related classroom activities.
Fixing the financial system
Julian Franks, Professor of Finance at London Business School, discusses why we can not wait to fix the financial system, despite not fully understanding the origins of the crisis
Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
Work effectively in the organisation
Defines work repated competencies and how an employee should monitor their competencies and have them recognised. Also the importance of knowing the organisation's structure, culture, written and unwritten rules and being able to manage time effictively and set goals.
Indigenous Spiritual Wellbeing - Our history - Land and sea
An animation providing information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional culture including pre European lifestyle and relationship to land and sea. This resource also includes information on the impacts of European settlement on Indigenous traditional lifestyles, food, land and animals.