Andrea LaPaugh: Foundations and Future of Information Search PDF - March 4, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Everyone googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren’t Google). We are mostly pleased with the results we get. How can it be that we give an automated system a couple of words and it finds reasonably relevant documents among one hundred billion or so possibilities? Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow? Dr. LaPaugh gives a peek “under the hood” and discuss
An App A Day: Tasty Apps for iPhone and Android - February 24, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core. At the start of the new decade, Apple reported that the App Store for iPhone users has surpassed 100,000 applications, and users have downloaded over 2 billion apps -- not bad for a new market that was created only a year and a half earlier. Meanwhile, Google's Android Market doubled over the last quarter to around 20,000 apps. In this talk Doug Dixon explores the range of apps being developed for these new pl
Reunions Seminar 2010: Thoughtful Legacy Planning in an Uncertain Environment
Francis J. Mirabello ’75 P07, a partner and the manager of the Personal Law Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia, presented a practical discussion to Princeton alumni on how to ensure their estate plans achieved their goals for family and philanthropy, particularly in light of changing federal estate and transfer tax laws under consideration in Congress.
Carlos Eire, Yale University: "A Brusque History of Eternity - Lecture 3: From Eternity to Five-Year
Until fairly recently eternity was no mere abstraction or metaphor in the Christian tradition, but rather the ultimate destination for humankind, a metaphysical conceit with practical implications as inescapable as legal obligations, or taxes, or death. Eternity was an ineffable mystery, to be sure, but of no less value in human interaction than money itself, or crowns and thrones. In our own day, however, eternity seems a purely abstract concept best left in the hands of astrophysicists, a frig
Oberlin History as American History
This site offers exhibits that tell about the lives and histories of the people of Oberlin, Ohio. The website features the story of an Amistad captive, Oberlin women and the struggle for equality, and the city's cooperative tradition. It also includes city maps and pictures, letters and essays related to the city's founding and development, newspaper articles regarding the Niagara movement, and census data.
Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy
For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19th century, and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us about the value in “remix.” We need to relearn the lesson. The present teaches us about the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That
Mapping for the Stage - Connecting CA History/Missions to Theatre
Connecting California History/Missions and Theatre. Users will explore maps of Father Serra's journeys from Spain to Mexico, from Baja California to Alta California and El Camino Real and will use mapping skills to place students on the stage using theatre terms.
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons i
Mobile Video Evidence - MOVE The MOVE (Mobile Video Evidence) project has directly benefited 28 Learners. This project is supported by 4 teaching staff and is backed up by 3 technical staff. All learners have a combination of physical and learning disabilities and difficulties; many are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other similar conditions. The project issued all 'Arts Award' vocational studies learners with a solid state video recorder for ev
The MOVE (Mobile Video Evidence) project has directly benefited 28 Learners. This project is supported by 4 teaching staff and is backed up by 3 technical staff. All learners have a combination of physical and learning disabilities and difficulties; many are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other similar conditions. The project issued all 'Arts Award' vocational studies learners with a solid state video recorder for ev
Virtual Knee Surgery
Take on the role of the Surgeon throughout a total knee replacement surgery. Then you get to diagnose 5 different knee replacement patients. Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. Teacher guides, lesson plans and classroom handouts available.
Ancient Warriors-The Sioux-Warriors of the Plains
This video tells the interesting story about the Sioux tribe and and their culture. The Sioux were forced to move West toward the Dakotas and Great Plains. They found buffalo and the Sioux followed the herd. Their way of life now depended on the buffalo. Every scrap of the buffalo was used. Exceptional. (25:19)
21F.501 Beginning Japanese I (MIT)
This course covers Lessons 1 through 6 from Japanese: the Spoken Language, Part 1 (by Eleanor H. Jorden with Mari Noda, Yale University Press, 1987), providing opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. The program emphasizes ACTIVE command of Japanese, not passive knowledge. The goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but to acquire the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with increasing spontaneity. Students learn Hiragana
15.568A Practical Information Technology Management (MIT)
The course purpose is to provide the substance and skill necessary to make sound business decisions relating to information systems and to work with senior line managers in the resolution of issues and problems in this area. Categories of issues which will be addressed in the course include: How do IT and its various manifestations in business, such as the Internet, affect current and future COMPETITIVENESS? How do we align business strategy and plans with IT strategy and IT plans? How c
Adobe Lightroom 3: Needle in a Haystack
When you need to find a specific image among a huge number of images, filtering can provide an excellent solution. This jump-start will provide you with a sense of the power of filtering to find an image within Lightroom.
Use of licensed medicines for unlicensed applications in psychiatric practice
This document is one in a series of College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) prepared and made available on the Web by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Published in 2007, this report examines the nature and extent of the use of licensed psychotropic drugs for unlicensed applications in psychiatric practice. Recommendations are provided.
Gun Control: Intro
Gun Control: Intro
Algebra Imaginary and Complex numbers
This fun video gives a brief introduction to the imaginary number in Algebra.
Save Money - Green Savings
A primary school shares how it has saved money by going green, using environmental projects to cut the cost of its energy bills, in this school finance resource.
Working and Surviving in the Media - Arti Halai
As a TV Presenter, Reporter and Producer Arti has worked in both radio and television for some of the country’s largest organisations including ITV1 Central where she was known as the face of Central News. She has also worked for the BBC, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT, Mirror Group and Sunrise Radio. A businesswoman with her own training company, A H Action, Arti is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. Here she discusses surviving in a media career.
Brief Hybrid Workshops on Teaching Well Online
This site contains a series of Brief Hybrid Workshops (BHWs) on Teaching Well Online. BHWs are designed to address the professional development crisis of faculty members desiring and needing knowledge/skills related to teaching and learning but lacking the time to participate in traditional faculty development workshops. In contrast to traditional workshops, BHWs are more focused, portable, and require 15 minutes or less to complete. An important component of a BHW is a well-crafted, Internet-ac