White House Blog: Remembering Neil Armstong Photo Gallery
This blog post remembers astronaut Neil Armstrong after his death in 2012. A photo gallery of Armstrong is included along with a video of Obama on the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing.
3.016 Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers (MIT)
This course covers the mathematical techniques necessary for understanding of materials science and engineering topics such as energetics, materials structure and symmetry, materials response to applied fields, mechanics and physics of solids and soft materials. The class uses examples from the materials science and engineering core courses (3.012 and 3.014) to introduce mathematical concepts and materials-related problem solving skills. Topics include linear algebra and orthonormal basis, eigen
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
Forty-five freshmen have come together to bring awareness to a crisis in the world today. More than 783 million individuals lack access to clean drinking water; that is more than double the population of the U.S.
Imaging: Photoshop Selection Tools
Video: Imaging: Photoshop Selection Tools Episode 2 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial reviews the process to use the selection tools on Photoshop. It shows you how to select a part of your image to edit. (7:08)
2.002 Mechanics and Materials II (MIT)
This course provides Mechanical Engineering students with an awareness of various responses exhibited by solid engineering materials when subjected to mechanical and thermal loadings; an introduction to the physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials, especially stiffness, strength, toughness, and durability; an understanding of basic mechanical properties of engineering materials, testing procedures used to quantify these properties, and ways in which t
The Qing Dynasty, Part 2
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi
The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
University of California OER for Nursing
This website is a teaching commons resulting from a partnership between MERLOT and the author of the site. Other MERLOT partner communities can be found here: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities'The OERN's portal is open and free for everyone around the world to use to:Find free, open, and online educational and training resources. We will be "recommending the best" and "linking to the rest" of materials that could meet your interdisciplinary needs.Contribute to
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Part 3 of 3
This is the happy ending of the animated Simsala film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," adapted from Grimms' fairy tale classic, which is waiting for us inside a handsome book on the bookshelf! Part 3 of 3 (5:19)
UA's Imagine IT Engineering Camp Introduces Girl Scouts to STEM
The University of Arizona College of Engineering, in partnership with Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona, held the first-ever Imagine IT, a summer engineering camp for girls that is designed around search and rescue scenarios. The idea behind the camp was to get girls interested in the STEM disciplines -- science, technology, math and engineering.
21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations (MIT)
This course focuses on an exploration of the role that communication plays in the work of the contemporary engineering and science professional. Emphasis is placed on analyzing how composition and publication contribute to work management and knowledge production, as well as the "how-to" aspects of writing specific kinds of documents in a clear style. Topics include: communication as organizational process, electronic modes such as e-mail and the Internet, the informational and social roles of s
History of Mardi Gras A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
Mardi Gras Origins
In this video clip, learn about the history of Mardi-Gras ( origin of holiday, parades, colors, etc.) ( 1:21)
Deep Sea Creatures
David Gallo shows beautiful footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean. Run time 05:25.
H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) Response Actions and Goals
This podcast discusses the actions and goals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, related to the current outbreak of H1N1 flu (swine flu). Video lecture by a doctor at the CDC. 3:29 min.
Sid the Science Kid I Magnify Song
The jazzy song that accompanies this video is all about the magnifying glass. It tells what a magnifying glass does and shows a variety of close-up images of everyday things. Run time 01:44.
Pumped storage for renewable energy
www.wrl.unsw.edu.au Storing renewable energy has always been a challenge but UNSW water engineers have refined a solution involving existing hydroelectricity technology and dam infrastructures. Pumped storage requires two connected reservoirs. Water is pumped to an elevated reservoir using renewable energy and released during peak demand times, when those renewables are offline, to drive a turbine and rapidly generate hydroelectricity. Professor Bill Peirson, the Director of the UNSW Water Res
Psych 9A: Psychology Fundamentals This entry-level psychology course is designed to provide students with an in-depth survey of general psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, cognition, development, personality, psychopathology, and social psycholog Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
This entry-level psychology course is designed to provide students with an in-depth survey of general psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, cognition, development, personality, psychopathology, and social psycholog
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?