Introduction to Programming, using Java
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How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans
Excerpt from the short documentary film produced by the National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc. titled Old, Black and Alive. About the living conditions and attitudes of older African Americans, Old, Black and Alive has the stated objective of depicting 'both the similarities and the differences' among the aged in Macon County, Alabama. Retired housewife Pearl M. Johnson reminisces about her life, and the conditions in the retirement home where she now resides.
Pericardial pathology 900 years ago: A study and translations from an Arabic medical textbook
This is a study and translation of the section on pericarditis in Al Taisir book written by the Muslim physician Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar) who lived and practiced in Eshbeelia (nowadays Seville, Andalusia,Spain) between 1091-1162 AD. Ibn Zuhr described the serous type of pericarditis as well as the pathological findings in fibrinous pericarditis. His description of the latter may also fit with the picture of chronic fibrous pericarditis. He also described acute purulent pericarditis and involvement of
The Twitter Experiment - "Twistory" in the Classroom
This five minute video wanted to know how she could reach and include more students in the class discussion. She had heard of Twitter. This video provides insights into her "Twitter Experiment" in the classroom with comments from students about the experience of using Twitter in a traditional University learning environment. This video could be used as a justification for other teachers to try using a similar technology. There are a lot of ideas in this video.
How To Find a Summer Job
This is a short "how-to" film about securing part-time summer employment. There is a State Farm commercial that plays before the video begins. (1:21)
"The Tell Tale Heart," short story by Edgar Allan Poe - Animated
This is an animated short 1953 film, with music, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell Tale Heart." Narratied by James Mason, the film has good sound quality and graphic animation (though the screen is black, except for the pinpoint light of one eye, from 3:20 - 4:10). Appropriate for middle and high school students. The film is introduced with the following subtitles: "The film that you are about to see is based on a story told a hundre
How to Find Mean for a Data Set
How to find mean for a data set - The instructor demonstrates, using computer software, how to be able to find the mean for a data set. (04:50)
Immigration Through Ellis Island (Island of Hope, Island of Tears) Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Learn About Ludwig van Beethoven
Learn about the famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in this very brief video. He first performed as a pianist at the age of eight. (00:52)
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Animated Score, 1st mvt.) Piano Solo
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as Seen Through Data
This video shows Stephen Malinowski playing the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The sheet music scrolls by at the bottom, and a bar graph scrolls across the top. The colors indicate the "pitch class" of the notes; that is, every C# is a certain color (blue), every E is a certain color (olive green), etc. The piece is in the key of C# minor, so there's lots of blue and green, especially at the beginning and end. (07:33)
IPICK - Selecting Books that are "Just Right!"
When we are selecting books to read in our 2nd grade classroom, we remember the acronym, I PICK. Listen are we explain what each letter means. (1:57)
Ten Principles of Economics, Translated
This five minute video is a good humored approach to the major elements of economics. Well done and insightful for advanced students, except that it is difficult, bordering on impossible, to see the slides used.
ISS Update - April 26, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 26, 2011.
ISS Update - April 27, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 27, 2011.
Views of England
England is seen from the orbiting International Space Station.
New Fossil Solves Puzzle of Mammalian Evolution
Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History and the Chinese Academy of Sciences announce the discovery of Liaoconodon hui, a complete fossil mammal from the Mesozoic found in China that includes the long-sought transitional middle ear.
Question 3 for an astronaut in space
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ANSO 335-01, Modernization and Culture Change, Fall 2005
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