21W.785 Communicating in Cyberspace (MIT)
This class covers the analysis, design, implementation and testing of various forms of digital communication based on group collaboration. Students are encouraged to think about the Web and other new digital interactive media not just in terms of technology but also broader issues such as language (verbal and visual), design, information architecture, communication and community. Students work in small groups on a semester-long project of their choice.
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
James Balog's Advice for College Graduates
"Nothing of any consequence was ever accomplished in this world without facing uncertainty and adversity." - James Balog James Balog is an American photographer whose work revolves around the relationship between humans and nature. He is the recipient of the 2014 Rose-Walters Prize.
Eastman Percussion Ensemble: Fandango 13
Fandango 13 by Michael Burritt Performed by the Eastman Percussion Ensemble Michael Burritt, Director Brant Blackard Sarah Gartin Chris Jones Connor Stevens Sam Um Andrea Venet Produced and edited by Matthew Mann Audio engineered by Rich Wattie Camerawork by Justin Freeman and Matthew Mann
21M.030 Introduction to World Music (MIT)
This course explores the ways that music is both shaped by and gives shape to the cultural settings in which it is performed, through studying selected musical traditions from around the world. Specific case studies will be examined closely through listening, analysis, and hands-on instruction. The syllabus centers around weekly listening assignments and readings from a textbook with CDs, supplemented by hands-on workshops, lecture/demonstrations and concerts by master musicians from around the
Supporting a Learner Community with Software Agents
This paper describes a multi- agent approach that aims at supporting learners involved in a collective activity. We consider pedagogical situations where students have to explicitly define the articulation of their collective work and then achieve the different tasks they have defined. Our objective is to support these students by taking some of these tasks in charge whilst making them work out such organisation features. For this purpose, we propose to consider that the group of students forms
A Simulated Student Can Improve Collaborative Learning
This paper describes a Simulated Student architecture designed to detect and avoid three situations that decrease the benefits of learning in collaboration. These are off-topic conversations, students with passive behaviour and problems related to students learning. In order to check the efficiency of the model in a real case a Simulated Student, which has the features described in the model, was added to a collaborative, synchronous system for learning programming. This paper describes the ex
Internet Scout Project
Antarctic monthly mean sea surface temperature and pressure data are accessible online from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) of Oak Ridge, TN. Compiled by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, UK, this data is an update of temperature. and pressure data collected between 1957-1990 from 29 stations over Antarctica. CDIAC's Web page of this climatic research project displays a map of sampling localities and a table of contents, guiding readers to figure
Covers different types of adaptive filters and their implementations. In depth analysis is done of the Wiener Filter algorithm and the LMS algorithm.
Analoge en digitale klok tot op een kwartier nauwkeurig Met dit werkblaadje oefenen leerlingen de analoge en digitale klok tot op een kwartier nauwkeurig. Bij de eerste oefening zien leerlingen een tijdstip op een analoge klok en moeten ze de cijfers op de digitale klok aanvullen. Bij de tweede …
Met dit werkblaadje oefenen leerlingen de analoge en digitale klok tot op een kwartier nauwkeurig. Bij de eerste oefening zien leerlingen een tijdstip op een analoge klok en moeten ze de cijfers op de digitale klok aanvullen. Bij de tweede …
Geometric Methods in Structural Computational Biology
This course is a short series of lectures on Structural Computational Biology, with an emphasis on geometric algorithms. Topics covered include basic data structures for modeling proteins; kinematics and inverse kinematics of protein chains; distance measures and alignment algorithms for protein structures; motif finding for the functional annotation of proteins; the application of robotics-derived methods to problems in protein modeling; and protein-ligand docking. The development of this cours
Navigation interactive pour l'apprentissage en linguistique textuelle
Cet article présente un langage de modélisation des connaissances de visualisation et de navigation et leur implémentation dans une plate-forme logicielle NaviTexte. Nous montrons que cette implémentation nécessite de disposer d' un modèle de texte que nous décrivons. Une application à la linguistique textuelle qui permette à un étudiant de voir et de naviguer dans un texte entre des unités textuelles qui en assurent la cohérence est ensuite présentée.,Preprint
Science in Focus: Force in Motion: Workshop 6: "Force Against Force"
Magnets stick to other magnets and to metal objects made of iron or steel. How much force is required to break the attraction between two magnets? In this workshop, fourth-grade students explore ways to balance the force of magnetism against the force of gravity. A magnet placed in a cup on one side of a pan-balance is stuck to a stationary magnet beneath the cup. When enough washers are placed on the opposite side of the balance, the magnets will separate. Graphical analysis shows some unexpect
Database Management Systems
A more formal approach to Relational Database Management Systems, compared the way they were covered during Web Applications. Database systems are discussed from the physical layer of B-trees and file servers to the abstract layer of relational design. Also includes alternative and generic approaches to database design and database management system including relational, object-relational, and object-oriented systems, SQL standards, algebraic query languages, integrity constraints, triggers, fun
RobertNiles.com: Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Robert Niles, a journalist and producer for the LA Times, created this site to help other writers learn the basics of statistics. He explains many key concepts that are essential to report accurate, meaningful numbers and facts. After starting with the fundamentals of mean, median, and percent, Niles goes on to describe more advanced topics like normal distribution, margin of error, and data analysis. For each section, an example or two are provided to demonstrate proper usage of the techniques.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori
Empirical Research Methods
Regression analysis is an enormously popular and powerful tool, used ubiquitously in the social and behavioral sciences. Most courses on the subject immediately dive into the mathematical aspects of the subject and illustrate the technique on problems that are already highly structured. As a result, most students come away with little idea of the wide range of problems to which regression analysis can be applied and how to represent those problems in a way that cleverly utilizes readily availabl
Spinal cord implant revives paralysed legs
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25377 Refinements in device that reawakens spinal cord could ultimately enable walking, say its developers
How and Why the State Destroys Society [From The Rise and Fall of Society] It is not incumbent on a diagnostician to prescribe a remedy, and it would be quackery for him to do so when he has misgivings as to its curative value. It may be that the struggle between Society and the State is inevitable; it may be i
[From The Rise and Fall of Society]
It is not incumbent on a diagnostician to prescribe a remedy, and it would be quackery for him to do so when he has misgivings as to its curative value. It may be that the struggle between Society and the State is inevitable; it may be i