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
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
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
Clinical practicum in critical care nursing
In this course, students will; Understand basic concept of critical care nursing. Understand overall environment of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and technological devices. Understand and integrate the principles of nursing process to the management of critically ill patient based on the patients' nursing needs. Learn emergency nursing to save the lives of unconscious patients or those in critical status.
21F.110 Chinese IV (Streamlined) (MIT)
This is the second semester of the intermediate level sequence intended for students whose conversational ability exceeds their reading and writing skills. Focus is on reading and writing, as well as broadening conversational skills and control of standard pronunciation, for students with background in conversational Chinese. Lab work is required. On completing this course, students should be able to speak the language with standard pronunciation, to converse with some fluency on everyday topics
Business Plan Competition - Wecyclers
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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.
Society for Neuroscience : brain briefings
Brain Briefings is a series of newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and published during the academic year. Brain Briefings are aimed at a lay audience and they explain how basic neuroscience discoveries can lead to clinical applications. Archives available from 2006 to the present.
15.311 Organizational Processes (MIT)
Organizational Processes enhances students' ability to take effective action in complex organizational settings by providing the analytic tools needed to analyze, manage, and lead the organizations of the future. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the organizational context in influencing which individual styles and skills are effective. The subject centers on three complementary perspectives, or "lenses", on an organization: political, cultural, and strategic design. Students enrolled
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
JMSB Executive Programs in Brazil -- Strategy
After a series of successful programs offered in Montreal for Brazilian executives, Concordia's John Molson School of Business introduces executive training programs in Brazil in partnership with INVENT -- Strategic Knowledge. Após uma série de bem sucedidos programas oferecidos em Montreal (Canada) para executivos Brasileiros, a Universidade de Concordia e John Molson School of Business introduzem seu programa de Desenvolvimento Executivo no Brasil em parceria com Invent -- Conhecimento Est