Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2009
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2009. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Information was also supplied by nine other countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland
Kazipur District, Kazipur Upazila, Sirajganj, Bangladesh: An anthropological and photographic explor
This site was created by Doreen Marie Indra Professor Emerita in Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta and Norman Buchignani, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. It presents a detailed ethnographic of key aspects of life in Kazipur District, Kazipur Upazila, Sirajganj, Bangladesh in 1989-1990, focusing in particular on the struggles of the local community to cope with environmental conditions such as flooding and soil, ero
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
ICT for the non-specialist : podcasting
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV video about ICT for the non-specialist teacher and looks at the topic of podcasting. Staff at Weston Point Community Primary School, Cheshire, show how podcasting has been introduced into classroom practice across several subjects, helping boost attainment levels. It emphasises the fact that podcasting is more about literacy (speaking and writing) than ICT, and as such shows how it can be used to motivate and interest pupils, especially in upper primary classes. T
Education research news
Education research news is an occasional update from the US Institute of Education Studies. It provides information on the latest research from the various research centres at the Institute, details of upcoming events, reports on specific research findings and information about grants, training and conferences. Users can sign up to receive the update by email or view the articles online.
21st Century Councillor social media site
The 21st Century Councillor social media site. is a project of a number of UK organisations including The IDeAs Leadership Academy and Standards for England. It seeks to encourage local government personnel (councillors and public servants) to use social media in political communication. The site includes guides to using social media, case studies and links to key supporting resources. Social media includes blogs, Twitter and Web 2.0 applications.
Scottish Screen Archive
The Scottish Screen Archive is based at the National Library of Scotland. It houses over 32,000 examples of video and film covering scottish cultural, social and political history. Its website provides information about its collections, including access to its searchable catalogue of holdings. An increasing number of film clips and be viewed free of charge via the website. Key topics covered by these include Scotland during the First and Second World Wars; Scottish industry, the homelife and cul
African American history month
African American history month is celebrated annually in the USA. This website is maintained by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide information on events and pay tribute to the achievements of African American citizens. It includes calendars of events, images and photographs of key figures, films a
Black World Negro Digest 1961-1976
Google Books provides free access to the full text of a number of free issues of this journal from the 1960s-1970s. Published by Johnson Publishing Company it offers a mix of current affairs articles, reviews, literature and cartoons relating to Black politics, society and culture in the USA during the period. It includes some materials relating to the Black African American civil rights movement of the 1960s.Copyright information is displayed on the website.
University of Liverpool : Sports archive and book collections
From the University of Liverpool, this section contains details of sporting manuscripts held in their Special Collections and Archives. This includes archives of the University of Liverpool Athletic Union, the records of the Physical Education Association, the Universities Athletic Association, the Leeds Athletic Institute, the English Table tennis Association, and papers of Lord Aberdare.
Power, voice and rights: a turning point for gender equality in Asia and the Pacific
This site provides free access to the full text of a report by UN Development Programme (UNDP) which was published in March 2010. The report examines gender inequality in the Asia-Pacific area, focusing on 3 specific areas: The report focuses on 3 areas economic power, political decision-making and legal rights― It analyses the problems women face, and how policies and attitudes can be changed to encourage gender equality. In addition to the full text of the report, the website also offe
Haiti's Lost Generation Trailer
2010 YouTube Project: Report winner Paul Franz presents the trailer for his documentary, Haiti's Lost Generation, which chronicles the state of education in the country.
The Midterm Referendum on Obama
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Try Dutch! : Dutch Language Taster
Interested in Dutch? Curious how Dutch sounds? Wondering how difficult or easy it is? Perhaps you are thinking of studying Dutch? Then here is your opportunity to have a go at the language yourself and experience what it is like to learn Dutch from scratch. You can work through the pack all by yourself. No knowledge of Dutch is required.
Are institutions missing the point by focusing on using OERs as marketing tools?
In this OER Mick Norman, Learning Technologist from the University of Kent, introduces and discusses 'Are institutions missing the point by focusing on using OERs as marketing tools?' as part of the open space OTTER symposium. Discussion includes contributions from Dr Alejandro Armellini, Dr Richard Mobbs, Dr Samuel Nikoi, Chris Coetzee and Simon Kear.
Copyright: All rights reserved or all rights reversed?
In this OER Tania Rowlett and Dr Samuel Nikoi introduce and discuss Copyright as part of the online open space OTTER Symposium.. Including its advantages, disadvantages and possible solutions to copyright issues within OER production. Discussion includes contributions from Dr Alejandro Armellini and Dr Richard Mobbs amongst others.
TALAT Lecture 2402: Design Recommendations for fatigue loaded structures
This lecture presents calculation of design stresses for variable stress ratios in practice, explanation on the background of design recommendations; it demonstrates the concept of partial safety factors and supply appropriate background information for aluminium; it enables the designer to evaluate service behavior of structural details on a more sophisticated level applying the same principles as in current design recommendations; it provides understanding of the fatigue design procedure accor
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Upper Intermediate S4 #22 - Are the Japanese Bugs in Your Stomach Making You Angry?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! After a bunch of layoffs in your office in Japan, everyone is on edge…everyone but you, that is. That’s because the company hired you and a colleague as contractors to help the company streamline its Japanese operations. You’ve been traveling from office to office, cutting costs and people. You tell your [...]
Teachers' attitudes to and beliefs about web-based collaborative learning environments in the contex
This paper reports the conceptions of teachers from four European countries of the Innovative Technologies for Collaborative Learning project tools for collaborative learning. Fifty six teachers were interviewed about different aspects of the CLE (Webbased Collaborative Learning Environment) implementations and about their own evaluations of the CLE implementations in their classrooms. Their answers were analysed using categories based on a model from cultural-historical activity theory (Engestr