Information Economics, Winter 2007
This course is a half-semester module, Information Economics. In the second half-semester I teach a companion module, Incentive-Centered Design: Contracting and Signaling. My goal is to give you a strong grounding in the economics of information goods and services. We will analyze strategic issues faced by for-profit and not-for-port organizations: pricing, bundling, versioning, network externalities and rights management. My teaching objectives are: To provide you with a framework for understan
229 GG Understanding Voice and Tone
A grammar expert offers Quick and Dirty Tips to help you identify your audience, understand the difference between voice and tone, and learn why voice and tone are important for your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
246 GG Show, Don't Tell
Many writers will be told they should "show, not tell." Learn what exactly "show, don't tell" means and gives you tips on how to create images for your readers in your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
Beginner - Safe return Today Sierra and Elias teach you essential vocabulary that you can use with someone who has just arrived after taking a journey. Some of the phrases used are unique to Arabic hospitable culture and they give a refreshing warm feeling to people who use it.
Today Sierra and Elias teach you essential vocabulary that you can use with someone who has just arrived after taking a journey. Some of the phrases used are unique to Arabic hospitable culture and they give a refreshing warm feeling to people who use it.
Beginner - Tickle me If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
Beginner - Levantine Arabic: What's Wrong? Sierra and Elias are producing podcasts from Lebanon and they present their first lesson on Lebanese dialect today. The dialect has spread in recent years with the expansion of Lebanese TV. Tune in to listen to the dialogue and find out what's bugging one of the characters, and start learning Levantine Arabic!
Sierra and Elias are producing podcasts from Lebanon and they present their first lesson on Lebanese dialect today. The dialect has spread in recent years with the expansion of Lebanese TV. Tune in to listen to the dialogue and find out what's bugging one of the characters, and start learning Levantine Arabic!
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Lesson 01 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 01 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
Introductory MIT Courses, Writing and Literature
Selection of courses to explore Writing and Literature at MIT.
Slime Mold: The Blob on the Lawn
This horticultural informational page discusses slime mold, including its description, life cycle, damage, control, and literature sources.
A Sense of Location: The Mental Map
Students consider how mental maps of geographic landmarks can help migrating animals stay on the correct course.
Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness
This presentation introduces the topics of disaster mental health services, mental health surge capacity, and psychiatric first aid.
These materials were developed as part of the Capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa initiative which was funded by IDRC and coordinated by APC.Training units Network planning, WiMax and non standard solutions, Energy for telecommunications systems, VoIP, Long distance wireless link, Community, gender and technology and Sustainability strategies were developed between 2007 and 2008 as part of the project TRICALCAR which was funded by ICA and coordinated by Wilac.net. Thi
Linux-based wireless infrastructure
An overview of the different roles in a network that can be filled with a Linux computer. Brief run-throughs of configuration and example software packages for each role.
Slavery, Violence, and Exploitation in 19th-Century U.S. Literature
This module considers strategies for teaching George Dunham's travel journal A Journey to Brazil in conjunction with U.S. anti-slavery literature.
Designing effective computer based learning environments
The key to effective learning with computers is good educational design. (Cummings et al, 1999). This paper reviews literature relating to models and guidelines for designing computer based learning environments and resources for effective learning.
Effects of Mental and Physical Activity on the Brain/Mind
Introduces Dr. William Greenough's expanded studies on the effects of mental and physical activity on the aging brain and mind.
5 of 5_COSMOS-Encyclopedia Galactica
Are there alien intelligences? How could we communicate with them? What about UFOs? The answers to these questions take us to Egypt to decode ancient hieroglyphics, to the largest radio telescope on Earth and, in the Spaceship of the Imagination, to visit other civilizations in space. Dr. Sagan answers questions such as: "What is the life span of a planetary civilization?" and "Will we one day hook up with a network of civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy?" For middle school and high school stu
The Internet is a vast network that connects many smaller groups of linked computer networks, on and through which information is stored and transmitted. The "interconnected" character of the Internet is one of the things that makes it so popular and powerful in facilitating communication and electronic commerce. However, "interconnectivity" has also given rise to increasing legal controversy and turmoil. Various methods of enhancing or exploiting the web-like structure of the Internet have been