Learn with Pictures and Video S3 #11 - Powerful Mexican Spanish Learning Technique - Learning Throug
Have you ever heard the Spanish expression, “Opposites attract?” Well, this is true in Mexican Spanish! Mexican Spanish vocabulary is easier to learn when you know the opposite word in Mexican Spanish. What a great way to master Mexican Spanish vocabulary! Now if only you could get the girl with an opposite personality to pay [...]
Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Waste: Thorsten Veblens Theory of the Leisure Class
One of South Africa's most prominent sociologists, Professor Deborah Posel, gave this Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Questions lecture, discussing "Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Waste". Thorsten Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class' conspicuous consumption of keeping up with the Joneses' describes the purchase of goods to show status or display wealt. Once more apparent within the nouveau riche or upper-income groups, recent research has indicate
1910-2010: South Africa as a Unitary Nation State
Peter Merrington, novelist and Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of English University of the Western Cape, was guest speaker at UCT's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Question lecture in September 2010. His illustrated lecture "First Light False Dawn" explores the making of a public cultural identity for a new nation and responds to the first hundred years (1910-2010) of South Africa as a unitary nation state. Merrington explores the meaning of h
(Not) a Great Text (but) a Big Question: The Protection of Information Bill
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Protection of Information Bill, UCT's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents a panel discussion entitled,Not a Great Text but a Big Question: The Protection of Information Bill. Veteran writer, philosopher, academic and former Vice Chancellor of UCT, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, leads the panel that includes Professor David Benatar from UCT's Department of Philosophy and Tony Weaver Assistant Editor of the Cape Times. The p
MIT Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series: Inaugural lecture - 15 September, 2011
Ron Bloom, former Senior Counselor to the President, discusses issues and challenges involved in rebuilding the American economy.
Closing Keynote: The Government's Role in Energy-Efficient Housing
Raphael Bostic Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, US HUD
Literacy for Professional Purposes - a module summary
A module summary for 'Literacy for Professional Purposes', with links to all of the module resources
I Need Help: A Clip From the Movie Ray
When a young, blind Ray Charles falls and asks his mother to help him up, she decides to let him figure it out on his own. The themes of tough love, facing challenges, and tough love are addressed through this movie clip. ( 2:34)
Governments and politics of the USA
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. This is a self-contained study of the institutions and processes of the government and politics of the United States. It explores the concepts of limited government, constitutionalism and checks and balances, and the way in which they operate in the American political system. It examines how American governments seek to make policy, the extent to which they can make an impac
Smoking - The Facts
This health education program explains why smoking is addictive and unhealthy for smokers and people around them. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Wave Motion and Sound - Quiz
To revise and reinforce some of the concepts associated with wave motion and sound.
Living in an era of global terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
Advertising Design Management MA Design 1 brief 1
Advertising Design Management MA Design 1 brief 1
Boundary Spanners: Learning from Your Child
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Andreas Schotter, Ph.D., goes inside the mind of a boundary spanner. http://www.thunderbird.edu
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Security Council Simulation: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
This module provides context and guidelines for a Security Council simulation involving a conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, situated in the Caucasus Mountains. The simulation is meant to help […]
Leeds Met Uni Counselling Service - Short Promotional Video
Leeds Met Uni Counselling Service, Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, Counselling
Simile or Metaphor?
What is the difference between a simile and metaphor? Answering that question is the goal of this student-created video. Metaphors are direct comparisons; similes use like or as to make the comparison. Shakespeare's famous metaphor," All the world is a stage," is used as an example. ( 1:24)
The French Revolution
This 3:20 video reviews some of the most important causes of the Revolution. It is done by a narrator sitting in a bar so teachers should decide if the content is worth the setting. Good data.
ISS Update - Sept. 19, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 19, 2011.