Outcome-Based Evaluation of Programs and Services
SI 623 - This course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to:Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluationIdentify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information servicesExamine the role of evaluation in d
The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It is an interactive teaching and assessment program on vision care. The Instructional Mode provides an overview of the visual system and disorders of the eyes using photographs or captioned streaming videos supplemented with text. In Quiz Mode, users have a chance to test your knowledge and be scored. There is a quiz corresponding to each topic in the Instructional Mode.
IPL: Professor Tony Ballantyne - Knowledge and Communication in Colonial Otago
Professor Tony Ballantyne presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic of “Knowledge and Communication in Colonial Otago”. 8 May 2012
Reporting on HIV/AIDS
Two units and a selection of supplementary materials are currently available for this module, developed by Julie Clayton, HIV/AIDS co-ordinator for the Science and Development Network, with contributions from TV Padma and Joe Thomas. HIV/AIDS journalism and communication skills (unit) Finding and evaluating HIV/AIDS information on the internet (unit) HIV/AIDS-related mailing lists (supplementary materials) Core materials (shared across units)
Hot Air Balloon Experiment
This animated video shows a somple experiment that shows what happens to air when it is heated. The experiement is conducted with a bottle, hot water, and small balloon to demonstrate molecules moving faster and farther apart as air is heated.This experiment helps students understand concept behind hot air balloons. ( 2:08)
Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full - Lesson 8, part 1 (The Mediterranean Diet, part 1) ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, Lesson 8, part 1 (1 of 3). Lecture notes available at:
ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, Lesson 8, part 1 (1 of 3).
Lecture notes available at:
30 Dolphins Stranded and Saved in Brazil
An exceptional video that shows these dolphins swimming onto a beach and not being able to return to the sea until the beach goes see their plight and drag them back into the water. The video shows the importance of working together without the need for leadership or verbal communication to do the right thing. Teachers may want to stop the video at the one minute mark and ask them what they would do and how they would do it. (3:34)
Ping 146: Ballmer speaks out, Halo movie, Kinect Playfit, Father blames Xbox LIVE | Ping! This week we had the pleasure of being visited by Larry "The Lightbulb" Larsen.Check out all the goodness...
This week we had the pleasure of being visited by Larry "The Lightbulb" Larsen.Check out all the goodness...
Science Bulletins: Our Ancient Relatives Born with Flexible Skulls
A new study of the skull of an early hominin child provides a better understanding of the evolutionary timeline for modern human skulls-and brains. The skulls of modern humans are highly flexible at birth so they can both fit through a narrow birth canal and expand to hold a brain that grows substantially in early life. When researchers scanned the skull of the Taung child (Australopithicus africanus), they found structural features similar to those in the flexible skulls of modern infants. The
This patient education program explains tinnitus and provides tips for coping with its symptoms. It also reviews the anatomy of the ear and hearing, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for tinnitus. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
SFU instructors at Piping Hot Summer Drummer
Members of the Simon Fraser University pipe band are sharing their expertise with 250 student pipers and drummers -- some from as far off as Belgium and Maui - on a mountaintop in the Okanagan. Piping Hot Summer Drummer (PHSD), an annual two-week summer school at Silver Star Mountain near Vernon (runs July 9-20, 2012), brings the quiet, off-season ski hill to life as students from all ages and walks of life play as hikers and mountain bikers pass by. Students take in daily sessions by world-
Integration of themes
The pupils hear, speak, read and write about the same topic at the same time
Shawn Askinosie, honorary doctorate - Spring 2012 commencement
Missouri State University granted its 14th honorary doctorate to Shawn Askinosie, J.D., founder of Askinosie Chocolate. Askinosie received the Doctor of Public Affairs (A.P.D.) during the spring commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2012. There were technical difficulties during the recording of this address, and we apologize for the loss of sound from 1:32 to 2:20 in this video.
Investigating the Diversity of Parasitic Protozoa Using Gregarine Parasites of Invertebrates
Gregarines are members of the Phylum Apicomplexa that parasitize invertebrates. All of the Apicomplexans are parasitic and include some of medical and veterinary importance (e.g., malaria). Gergarines may be safely studied in highly parasizited hosts such as earthworms and mealworms that are readily available from bait shops and pet stores. Various life cycle stages are easily visible under the dissecting microscope in student laboratories.
Bill Nye - Rocks & Soil
In his entertaining way, Bill Nye discusses rocks and soil in this twenty-three-minute video clip. (23:05)
Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor’s target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances.
HUM310 Session 10 Summer 2012
"The Power of Masks"with Bill DeLuca
Alien Punctuation: An Interactive Game About Capitalization and Punctuation
In this interactive game, students correct sentence errors by adding capital letters and punctuation. The game contains three levels of diffuculty. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
A Procedural Model for Integrating Physical and Cyberspaces in Architecture
This dissertation articulates opportunities offered by architectural computation, in particular the digital simulation of space known as virtual reality (VR) and its networked, social variant cyberspace. Research suggests that environments that hybridize technologies call for a conception of space as information, i.e. space is both a product of and tool for cognition. The thesis proposes a model whereby architecture can employ this concept of space in creating hybrids that integrate physical a