This course provides an overview of various tools and techniques you can use for improving a process. A brief introduction on Capability Maturity Models, Six Sigma and Lean is included as part of this short course. Level: Intermediate - Some analytical knowledge and experience is helpful in fully understanding all of the concepts presented in this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with self-grading exam, and certificate of completion.
Mergers and Acquisitions (Part 1)
This course is the first part of a two part course covering the merger and acquisition process. Part 1 describes the overall process, types of mergers, the legal process, important federal regulations, and due diligence. The purpose of the course is to provide the user with a solid understanding of how the merger and acquisition process works. Course Level: Intermediate - Some prior knowledge of business and reporting relationships is useful for a complete understanding of topics covered in this
Capital Budgeting Analysis
This course is designed for users with a working knowledge of capital budgeting who want to improve their current practices. The course focuses on three stages of capital budgeting analysis. The purpose of the course is to introduce new concepts and ideas that will improve capital budgeting; such as option pricing and post audit analysis. Course Level: Intermediate and Advanced - Since this course goes beyond traditional capital budgeting analysis, it is recommended that users have an understand
Competitive Intelligence (Part 1)
This course provides a basic overview of how competitive intelligence works, including analytical techniques and counter-intelligence. The course describes specific methods for conducting competitive intelligence. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No background of the subject matter is required although a general business background is recommended. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with self-grading exam and certificate of completion.
This course provides an outline to how a private company goes public through an Initial Public Offering or IPO. The course describes different phases and critical issues that a company must address for a successful IPO. Several supplemental materials are posted for this course - Plain English Handbook from the SEC, Prospectus Example, and other materials. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge is required to complete this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Meth
Financial Planning and Forecasting
This course outlines the process for effective financial planning, including where to start, what types of budgets to prepare, and how to make budgeting a value-added activity. The objective of the course is to provide guidance for the user on how to do financial planning. Course Level: Beginner and Intermediate - The overall concepts are designed for beginners while the specific ideas on how to improve budgeting are applicable to both beginner and intermediate users. Recommended for 2.0 hours o
This course provides a step by step guide on how to build a balanced scorecard. The course describes the development process and includes examples of actual balanced scorecards. Supplemental materials, such as excel spreadsheets, are also available. Course Level: Intermediate - An overall understanding of business and strategic planning is useful for fully understanding this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with audio clips, self-grading exam, and
Otis College Convocation 2010 Presenter: Nathan Shedroff
Every August, right before the semester begins, Otis College of Art and Design hosts a day of Convocation, where new and returning faculty attend presentations by visiting artists and educators. Convocation 2010 Presenter Nathan Shedroff discussed "Teaching to Sustainable Practices in Art and Design." Keynote Speaker, Nathan Shedroff, is the author of numerous books on sustainable art/design practices and their place in education, including Design is the Problem: The Future of Design must be S
Otis College Convocation 2010 Presenter: Patricia Watts
Every August, right before the semester begins, Otis College of Art and Design hosts a day of Convocation, where new and returning faculty attend presentations by visiting artists and educators. Convocation 2010 Presenter Patricia Watts discusses sustainable art making. Independent curator Patricia Watts will share with us some unusual and influential artists working in an environmentally-conscious way, and some interesting tie-ins between our theme and her work with Gallery Director Meg Linto
Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.
Will Marcellus Shale drilling be taxed?
Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Shale Center for Outreach and Research (M-COR) answers a question from the audience as to whether natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania will be taxed. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of Marce
Michael Arthur narrates animation of the drilling process
Michael Arthur, Professor of Geosciences and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, walks the audience through an animation of the natural gas drilling process. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of
This one semester course covers some of the principal areas and concepts of modern psychology. Topics include research methodology, learning, perception, social interaction, personality, intelligence, social development and psychopathology.
Northeastern Co-op: Antarctica
In April, Corey Allard became the first Northeastern University undergraduate to work on co-op in Antarctica. Now back on campus, he is reflecting on his tremendous opportunity to conduct significant climate-change research in an environment unlike anywhere on Earth.
Meet Author John Hollway
September 15, 2010 - John Hollway presents his book Killing Time, the true story of John Thompson, a black man who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1984 for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans.
24. General Review
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) The last class of the semester consists of a brief recapitulation of topics in the Divine Comedy addressed throughout the course, followed by an extensive question and answer session with the students. The questions posed allow Professor Mazzotta to elaborate on issues raised over the course of the semester, from Dante's place within the medieval love tradition to the relationship between his roles as poet and theologian. Complete course materials are available
Continental Portuguese intermediate semester B
This module is aimed at students in year 2 semester B. The varied exercises cover a range of topics from Portuguese history to cooking. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
French year 1 semester A
This module is aimed at 1st year students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas.
'Art Israel' is an online arts magazine/directory published by the Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and run by Artis. Art Israel is produced in English, and is free. At April 2009 there are 13 artist profiles and short interviews. The website lists exhibitions and events in Israel, New York, and elsewhere. There is a useful 'Israeli Art Guide' page with details of art galleries in Israel, accompanied by a map and external links to websites. The 'News' page tracks and links to profiles and interview
6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation (MIT)
6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, perception, motor skills, color, attention, and errors) and using those capabilities to drive design techniques: task analysis, user-centered design, iterative design, usability guidelines, interaction styles, and graphic design principles. Implementation: Techniques for buildi