Improving West Corridor Design
This lesson uses the FasTracks Living Lab, a web portal to interactive train (transit) traffic data for a major metropolitan city. In this lesson, students will first evaluate whether a particular section of the transit system is functioning in an efficient manner and whether it is meeting design requirements. Then, students will suggest design improvements and evaluate whether they make a positive impact on the performance of the transit system. Throughout this lesson, students will work with r
English Tutorial on Jane Schaeffer Body Paragraph Format
This nine minute video explains the Jane Schaeffer body paragraph writing format and includes the purpose of each of the eight sentences and provide a sample paragraph. Unfortunately, this video is all talking and there isn't any examples shown. A good overview to start this process.
The Best Preparation for the SATs
The Best Preparation for the SATs - Gaston Caperton, president and CEO of The College Board, talks about how doing your homework everyday is the best preparation for the SAT. (02:22)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Open Surgery (Spanish)
This patient education program reviews wrist anatomy, the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, particularly the benefits and risks of surgery. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
WMAP: The First Detailed Full Sky Picture of the Oldest Light in the Universe
This site allows users to study maps and read a description about the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which has made a new determination of the age of the universe and collected data on the oldest light in the universe, microwave "light" captured from 379,000 years after the Big Bang.
Matrix Concepts -- Explanations
This module introduces basic properties of matrices: concepts, multiplication by a constant, addition and subtraction, and setting two matrices equal to one another.
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Speech exercise: Savon de Marseille
You will be able to explain the make-up and function of several products. You will be able to recommend suitable products using the right arguments.
Marriage, your rights and duties, the administration - French
You know what the rights and duties of the spouses are and what types of marriage contracts exist. You explain your point of view on this matter.
Une excursion à Dinant: een uitstap naar Dinant
Als secretaris/ secretaresse van een bedrijf breng je je collega's schriftelijk op de hoogte van de activiteiten die door de directie georganiseerd worden. Je geeft ook aan of deze activiteiten je aanspreken of niet.
2.2 Basic principles
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or
Here you will explore how different families have different ideas about how work in the home should be divided. You will also investigate the diversity of families. We will see how any discussion of the division of labour has to recognise that families differ in terms of shape and size.
Not all plants form seeds. Some plants, such as ferns, release spores to reproduce. These spores can be seen by the naked eye, unlike the spores of mushrooms.
HoloGlobe: Outgoing Longwave Radiation for 1988 on a Flat Earth
This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. This particular animation was not used in the final video.
What the Ancients Knew: City in the Hillside
This 1:25 video tells of how the ancient cultures built a city in the hillside using geometry to lay out the grid so that it could be easier to live in during the seasons. This same system is used in many cities today. The video could be used to show the use of geometry in daily life.
Next steps After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
Great Zoom into San Francisco, CA: Fishermans Wharf
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Hanford: An Overview
This is the Emmy Award-winning first chapter of The Hanford Story, a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the Hanford Site—its history, today's cleanup activities, and a glimpse into the possibilities of future uses of the 586-square-mile government site in southeast Washington State.
Gone in 60 seconds, 2011
Partnership event involving RUN students. Performed at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax.
"Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy, Spring 2009"
"This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the