20.482J Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology (MIT)
This subject describes and illustrates computational approaches to solving problems in systems biology. A series of case-studies will be explored that demonstrate how an effective match between the statement of a biological problem and the selection of an appropriate algorithm or computational technique can lead to fundamental advances. The subject will cover several discrete and numerical algorithms used in simulation, feature extraction, and optimization for molecular, network, and systems mod
ESD.57 Technology-based Business Transformation (MIT)
This course covers how to leverage major technology advances to significantly transform a business in the marketplace. There is a focus on major issues a business must deal with to transform its technical and market strategies successfully, including the organizational and cultural aspects that often cause such business transformations to fail. Class material draws from concrete experiences of IBM's major transformation in the late 1990s, when it aggressively embraced the Internet and came up wi
15.369 Corporate Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Technology-Based New Business Development (MIT)
This course is about "corporate entrepreneurship", my label for the alternative approaches that existing firms use to generate new technology-based products and businesses. It emphasizes various kinds of internal ventures and multiple "external" collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. Basis for the new knowledge presented in this course is a combination of academic research and my personal
21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante (MIT)
As we read broadly from throughout the vast chronological period that is "Homer to Dante," we will pepper our readings of individual ancient and medieval texts with broader questions like: what images, themes, and philosophical questions recur through the period; are there distinctly "classical" or "medieval" ways of depicting or addressing them; and what do terms like "Antiquity" or "the Middle Ages" even mean? (What are the Middle Ages in the "middle" of, for example?) Our texts will include a
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
This course explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. The goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. We will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions. This is an empirical class. For each topic, we will study several concrete examples chosen from around the world. While studying each of these topics, we will ask: Wh
SP.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experi
What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and
Microsoft Access Tutorial : How to Create a Microsoft Access Form Based on More Than 1 Table
In Microsoft Access, creating a form that is based upon more than one table requires an understanding that it is a form plus a sub-form. Use the form wizard to choose more than one table in Microsoft Access with help from a computer programming teacher in this free video on Microsoft Access. (4:26)
Adlai Stevenson and Evidence of Missles in Cuba
This is a b/w video of the speech to the U.N. concerning evidence of the missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Adlai Stevenson's speech to the U.N., the naval blockade, photos of the Cuban bases, and support from the OAS are included.
Debate Tips: Evaluating Evidence
Evaluating how much evidence the other party has in a debate. Get
tips on assessing evidence in a debate from a communications and public
speaking expert in this video.
In Conversation: German-based artist and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Bjorn Dahlem
German-based artist and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Bjorn Dahlem discusses his work with Hirshhorn's Ryan Hill.
Project-based organising in the British civil service
Executive Doctorate (DBA) student Andrew Schuster discusses project management in the civil service with Toby Thompson (profile: http://bit.ly/dhC66G).
Foundations of Math (Part 1 of 4)
This is a video to help with mastering the foundation of secondary school math. The topics on this clip (place value, integers, exponents, order of operations, distributive property, decimal place value..) are what is needed to understand and master secondary math. Text narration on slides with music in the background. This is part one of four parts.
run time 4:58
Task Based Learning: An Approach to Learning Language
This five minute video offers an overview and practice of the Task Based Learning language teaching approach. Useful for teachers. There are very specific examples given, but you may have to watch the video a few times to get all of the concepts
Alternative Energy - Vegetable-Based Biofuels
"This is a very environmentally friendly fuel, made from natural vegetable oils such as soybean, canola, and animal fat that produces anywhere between 40 and 80 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels." (02:19)
"The BFG" based on the novel by Roald Dahl - Part 1 of 10
This is part 1 of 10 of an animated film based on Roald Dahl's novel, The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant). Includes professional soundtrack (9:58)
Dinosaur Burrow: Oldest Evidence Found In Australia
Paleontologist Anthony Martin shows evidence of oldest fossil evidence of tetrapods in Australia. Explains that the burrows were probably used to survive polar winters. Grades 5-12. 1:52 min.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 1 of 5
This is the first part of a documentary about The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor. It describes it as one of the great defining moments in history. The documentary shows a three dimensional model of Pearl Harbor and how evidence helped to reconstruct the event. There are first witnesses accounts and a description of how the attack was organized and carried out.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor - Part 2 of 5
This part of the documentary shows the way in which the American ships were organised at Pearl Harbor. There is an account of main events. There are images of the Japanese planes and a description of they way in which they attacked. There is reference to the Japanese Kamikazes.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 3 of 5
This is the part of the documentary that shows exactly what happened at 7:55 Am on December 7th 1941. There are aerial images shown and former soldiers giving their accounts of the attack.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 4 of 5
The video shows the way in which huge American battle ships were sank. There is a reconstruction of the sailors trapped inside the ships. There are computer images of the place also as part of the reconstruction the bombing.