Exploring Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Contexts
This course enables tertiary educators to explore teaching and learning in tertiary environments. In doing so, they will focus on their own context and anticipated teaching roles. Through the process of critical self-analysis with reference to the qualities of effective tertiary educators, participants will produce a 'teaching capacity enhancement plan' (TCEP). This plan should be developed in collaboration with professional colleagues who are prepared to work alongside you as members of a focus
Meadows Prize recipient eighth blackbird begins Dallas residency
Last fall, SMU's Meadows School of the Arts announced the first two recipients of the inaugural 2009-2010 Meadows Prize, a new international arts residency: the Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird and the New York-based public arts organization Creative Time. The prize includes housing for a one-to-three-month residency in Dallas, transportation expenses, studio/office space and project costs, in addition to a $25,000 stipend. In return, recipients are expected to interact in a s
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
This accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution presents an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs
Securing Financially Sensitive Environments with OpenBSD
This thesis investigates the use of a free, open source
UNIX-based operating system in providing security features
to a financially sensitive business function such as a
We start by examining some of the main security features
(such as the pf firewall and systrace policies) which are
included with the operating system, how they work and how
such features can be used within a financial environment.
We then examine possible probl
HOW NOT TO DO CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: PREDICTIVE FAILURE AND CONSTRUCTION FLAWS IN GEERT HOFSTEDE‚Ä
This paper considers Hofstede‚Äôs claim that his national cultural ‚Äúdimension scores‚ÄĚ and related rankings of countries have predictive power by examining a ‚Äėvalidating‚Äô case study he has used in a number of publications to ‚Äėdemonstrate‚Äô that capability. When tested against cross-sectional and longitudinal empirical evidence the case study is shown to have neither explanatory nor predictive power. A further unpacking of the case study demonstrates methodological flaws in its construc
21M.775 Hip Hop (MIT)
This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its 30 year presence in the American cultural imagery. Students also investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip hop is create
Meet the Artist: Terry Gilliam-Introduction to "Tideland"
Filmmaker Terry Gilliam introduces his latest film "Tideland", 2006. Described by Gilliam as 'Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho' and based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "Tideland" depicts the world of Jeliza-Rose, a place where fireflies have names, squirrels talk, and the heads of four dolls, long since separated from their bodies, keep her company. "Tideland" opens nationwide on November 8.
Galileo: Sun-Centered System
Before the 17th century, people generally believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo, however, was not afraid to challenge existing beliefs when he published his work in support of the Sun-centered, or heliocentric, Copernican theory. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the two opposing worldviews and the strong piece of evidence Galileo offered to support the heliocentric theory. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:06.
The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University
Giant crocodiles of the past may still be stalking the earth.¬† Experts¬†provide¬†evidence of past crocodiles much larger than those roaming the earth today. Short, one minute clip.
Some Russia-related links
Over time I've accumulated a lot of Russia-related internet links. I'd like to share some of them with you. As I come across more worthy links I'll update this post. So, if you are interested, bookmark it!
1. The first pick is NY based authentic Russian clothing store. I am planning on ordering from them one of their cute aprons. Children's costumes are precious!
2. Pick #2 is a site
Sesame Street - Weird Animals Counting From 1-20
Strange number-based figures against a black backdrop. Classic Sesame Street video snippet. (:23)
Is direct knowledge of pure fact is not possible?!!¬† Max Weber sought to advance three new claims based on "verstehen."¬†
ASPETTI DELLA FORMAZIONE ARTISTICA E DELLE FONTI DELLA PITTURA DI JACKSON POLLOCK
ASPETTI DELLA FORMAZIONE ARTISTICA E DELLE FONTI DELLA PITTURA DI JACKSON POLLOCK,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Memorizzare,Illustrare,Alta formazione universitaria (secondo e terzo livello),Ente ministeriale a supporto dell'innovazione e della valutazione del sistema educativo/formativo,Storia dell'arte,Presenza,Interazione con il tutor/docente,Guidato,Risorsa per studenti,Apprendimento uditivo / visivo
Stressie Cat's Tribute to Vincent van Gogh
Set to part of Don McClean's tribute to van Gogh, Stressie Cat appears in paintings based on van Gogh's paintings. Paintings are by Lucia Stewart. This is a delightful tribute to van Gogh as Stressie Cat visits inside of his paintings.
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From Dragonfly TV.¬† After watching¬†a news report on the destruction caused by a tornado in Siren, Wisconsin, Melissa and Elizabeth were curious about how tornado experts study tornado damage.¬†So they¬†asked permission from Siren city officials to visit the town and examine the evidence.¬†Their question to be investigated: How do you determine the strength of a tornado?
Schools, schools, schools Schools are well into the new term and new podcasts are emerging. In this update to our Podcast Directory for Educators, we feature some samples of podcasts for you to enjoy, including work from a range of young as well as some new podcasters:
Schools are well into the new term and new podcasts are emerging. In this update to our Podcast Directory for Educators, we feature some samples of podcasts for you to enjoy, including work from a range of young as well as some new podcasters:
Special Education Teaching : Teaching Strategies in Special Education
In special education, the standard course of study should be modified and simplified to help kids with special needs to remember. Learn about research-based instructional programs that are used to teach reading in special education with help from a special education teacher in this video (01:39)¬†on teaching strategies in special education.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and l
Basic Economics (pt. 1)
This series of lectures attempts to describe the basics of economics. This lecture is about how economics is based upon the choices that people make.