Message to Basel: Another way to avoid bank bailouts
The Basel committee on Banking Supervision is set to finalise new capital requirements for banks by the end of the year. They are also looking closer at so-called cocobonds, or contingent convertibles as an alternative to issuing equity to meet these requirements.
Sid the Science Kid - Investigating the Best way to Wash Hands
This segment from "Sid the Science Kid" goes through a step by step experiment on hand washing using the scientific method. First the kids put their hands into dirt and wipe them "clean" by using a dry paper towel. Their hands look outwardly clean, but when examined with a magnifying glass, dirt is still obvious. Then the kids wash with soap and water. This time, when they examine with a magnifying glass, they realize they are now clean. Then, they record their observations in their science jour
Leadership today: less charisma, more consensus
When you think of words to describe good leadership, ‘charisma’ usually comes somewhere near the top of the list. After all, all the good ideas in the world won’t get anywhere if you aren’t compelling enough to get people to listen to you. But not all successful CEOs are charismatic and today’s complex and profound economic crisis has created a real challenge both for executives and for the professionals who train them.
"Monsters to Destroy: Bush's War on Terror and Sin"
A talk by Ira Chernus, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder on his book, Monsters to Destroy. In an ambitious effort to clarify a complicated issue, Ira Chernus tackles the question of why U.S. foreign policy aimed at building national strength and security ha
WebEx's Diane Davidson: 'We Defined a Community Ecosystem'
When Google bought YouTube recently for $1.65 billion, the world of business sat up to take serious notice of social networks. Today, many companies are looking into how they can tap into -- or develop -- communities as a way to make better decisions and increase profits. Jon Spector, a former Wharton vice dean and now CEO of the Conference Board, spoke with participants at the Community 2.0 conference in Las Vegas earlier this year to explore how companies are trying to harness communities to r
Coroner's Report Plague
In the 14th century, a plague known as the Black Death claimed 75 million lives. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explores how exactly they died. Run time 02:37.
Introduction to Oriental Medicine
This lecture introduces general knowledge about Oriental Medicine to provide students with an accurate understanding of Oriental Medicine and to help people in daily life, and also introduces simple first-aid in Oriental Medicine.
Martin Luther King's last speech King's last speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop", was given on April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple, the World Headquarters of the Church of God in Christ. King was assassinated one day later.
King's last speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop", was given on April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple, the World Headquarters of the Church of God in Christ. King was assassinated one day later.
Aerial view of Pomona College
Pomona College and city of Claremont from southwest. Railroad tracks and station appear along bottom of photograph.
Pipestone, Minnesota -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
features an area in the southwest corner of Minnesota that reflects a rich history of American Indian quarrying, prosperity brought by the railroad and mining enterprises, and a distinctive natural landscape. This National Register of Historic Places Travel itinerary highlights 30 historic places, including buildings constructed with beautiful local red stone and land still sacred to American Indians.
A Roadmap for Education Technology
This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversations that cast computers in the role of facilitating education in the future and recommended a research agenda for federal funding.,Research report
Over and Inside the Ivory Bridge: How Universities will Become Ideal Places Where to Learn
This Paper presents the Learnovation vision for 2025 in the areas of Higher Education, Evolved Distance Education and Virtual Mobility. There are several common features in the above e-learning fields. All three areas cover larger scale, state-supported or maintained systems. These fields have significant records of contributions in the modernisation processes of education, through the integration of ICTs and open learning methods. In the meantime, they represent a kind of marker, being quit
First operational version of the web-based tool supporting argumentative collaboration towards learn
This document reports on the first operational version of CoPe_it!, the web-based tool supporting argumentative collaboration towards learning, which is being developed in the context of the PALETTE project. We present the functionality of the tool, the basic concepts behind it, as well as the various views and projections available for the visualization of the argumentative process. Some first results from the use of the tool are also provided. We conclude with a set of new functionality items,
Digital literacy towards a re description of literacy for the digital learning environments
The concepts of digital literacy and digital competence are the focus in this paper. The paper will argue that the traditional concepts regarding literacy need to be re described and augmented when faced with the challenges and affordances of the digital learning environments. The paper will suggest a theoretical framework for how to understand the ways in which young people include digital technologies into their social and cultural practices. Some examples from the empirical material w
MOSEP More Self-Esteem With My E-Portfolio
Development of a Train-the-Trainer Course for E-Portfo
This paper gives an insight into the MOSEP project, funded by the European Commission (Leonardo da Vinci Programme). The project focuses on the high dropout rates amongst young students (14-16) in the transition phase from middle to upper secondary school or into first vocational education. MOSEP addresses this problem by proposing to introduce the method of electronic learning and development portfolios (e-portfolios) specifically designed for effectively teaching and consulting this difficult
The Global Life Long Learning Communities (GL3C) Project
In our opinion learning is moving from pushing content to an individual into the integration of formal & informal learning, just in time help and coaching, and is highly adaptive. There is a way to improve how people, organizations, and institutions are learning and working together. Therefore the Global Learning Institute and RSM Erasmus University launched the Global Life Long Learning Communities (GL3C) project and invites you to join. We started this project by first determining the cause as
Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments: A European Review
The study was carried out in the KALEIDOSCOPE seed project "Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments" and reports the results of desktop studies carried out by KALEIDOSCOPE members from eight European countries.,Research report
Automated Analysis of Students Free-text Answers for Computer-Assisted Assessment
We present an approach to Computer-Assisted Assessment of free-text material based on symbolic analysis of student input. The theory that underlies this approach arises from previous work on DidaLect, a tutorial system for reading comprehension in French as a Second Language. The theory enables processing of a free-text segment for assessment to operate without precoded reference material. A study based on a small collection of student answers to several types of questions has justified our appr
Sequence effects in solving knowledge-rich problems: The ambiguous role of surface similarities
Sequence effects are said to occur whenever the problem solving performance varies as a function of the order in which problems are solved. We present a framework that explain sequence effects as a result of (a) learning during solving a problem and of (b) transferring the learned content on succeeding problems. In two experiments we studied the ambiguous influence of surface similarities among structurally dissimilar knowledge-rich problems on sequence effects. These experiments demonstrate tha