Digital Government 1: Information Technology and Democratic Politics
SI 532 / SI 732 - Course is the first in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. Whereas the second course focuses on challenges and innovations in democratic administration, this first course focuses on theories and practices of democratic politics and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The first half of the course
Outcome-Based Evaluation of Programs and Services
SI 623 - This course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to:Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluationIdentify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information servicesExamine the role of evaluation in d
Management of Libraries and Information Services
SI 626 - Information practice demands knowledge of all aspects of management and service delivery. This course introduces selected theories, principles and techniques of contemporary management science, and organizational behavior and their application to libraries and information services. Students develop skills in planning, organizing, personnel management, financial management, leading, marketing, stakeholder management, and coordinating functions in libraries and information services. Stude
The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It is an interactive teaching and assessment program on vision care. The Instructional Mode provides an overview of the visual system and disorders of the eyes using photographs or captioned streaming videos supplemented with text. In Quiz Mode, users have a chance to test your knowledge and be scored. There is a quiz corresponding to each topic in the Instructional Mode.
Reporting on HIV/AIDS
Two units and a selection of supplementary materials are currently available for this module, developed by Julie Clayton, HIV/AIDS co-ordinator for the Science and Development Network, with contributions from TV Padma and Joe Thomas. HIV/AIDS journalism and communication skills (unit) Finding and evaluating HIV/AIDS information on the internet (unit) HIV/AIDS-related mailing lists (supplementary materials) Core materials (shared across units)
Hot Air Balloon Experiment
This animated video shows a sAmple experiment that shows what happens to air when it is heated. The experiment is conducted with a bottle, hot water, and small balloon to demonstrate molecules moving faster and farther apart as air is heated.This experiment helps students understand concept behind hot air balloons. (02:08)
Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full - Lesson 8, part 1 (The Mediterranean Diet, part 1) ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, Lesson 8, part 1 (1 of 3). Lecture notes available at:
ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, Lesson 8, part 1 (1 of 3).
Lecture notes available at:
NetSafe Episode 11: Protect Your Personal Information (Grades 7-12)
Information such as your bank account information, where you live, where you go to school, and other personal things, should be kept private. (02;34)
30 Dolphins Stranded and Saved in Brazil
An exceptional video that shows these dolphins swimming onto a beach and not being able to return to the sea until the beach goes see their plight and drag them back into the water. The video shows the importance of working together without the need for leadership or verbal communication to do the right thing. Teachers may want to stop the video at the one minute mark and ask them what they would do and how they would do it. (3:34)
Ping 146: Ballmer speaks out, Halo movie, Kinect Playfit, Father blames Xbox LIVE | Ping! This week we had the pleasure of being visited by Larry "The Lightbulb" Larsen.Check out all the goodness...
This week we had the pleasure of being visited by Larry "The Lightbulb" Larsen.Check out all the goodness...
Science Bulletins: Our Ancient Relatives Born with Flexible Skulls
A new study of the skull of an early hominin child provides a better understanding of the evolutionary timeline for modern human skulls-and brains. The skulls of modern humans are highly flexible at birth so they can both fit through a narrow birth canal and expand to hold a brain that grows substantially in early life. When researchers scanned the skull of the Taung child (Australopithicus africanus), they found structural features similar to those in the flexible skulls of modern infants. The
This patient education program explains tinnitus and provides tips for coping with its symptoms. It also reviews the anatomy of the ear and hearing, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for tinnitus. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
SFU instructors at Piping Hot Summer Drummer
Members of the Simon Fraser University pipe band are sharing their expertise with 250 student pipers and drummers -- some from as far off as Belgium and Maui - on a mountaintop in the Okanagan. Piping Hot Summer Drummer (PHSD), an annual two-week summer school at Silver Star Mountain near Vernon (runs July 9-20, 2012), brings the quiet, off-season ski hill to life as students from all ages and walks of life play as hikers and mountain bikers pass by. Students take in daily sessions by world-
Integration of themes
The pupils hear, speak, read and write about the same topic at the same time
3.2.4 Set realistic targets You are now in a good position to set yourself targets – the steps towards achieving your goals. As you begin to plan in more detail, think in terms of around 3 months to achieve particular targets, although the time period for some may be shorter/longer. This may depend on other commitments, priorities, and so on. Your targets need to be clear so that you can know when you have achieved them. A good way of helping you to formulate clear targets is to use the acronym SMART – Specific, Mea
You are now in a good position to set yourself targets – the steps towards achieving your goals. As you begin to plan in more detail, think in terms of around 3 months to achieve particular targets, although the time period for some may be shorter/longer. This may depend on other commitments, priorities, and so on. Your targets need to be clear so that you can know when you have achieved them. A good way of helping you to formulate clear targets is to use the acronym SMART – Specific, Mea
"Magic Box" helps children learn modern technologies
More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Mar. 14 - A Czech company has developed a computerised, interactive device it calls a "Magic Box". Half teaching tool, half toy, the box is designed to teach children about modern technologies in a playful way. Jim Drury has more. Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics i
Bill Nye - Rocks & Soil
In his entertaining way, Bill Nye discusses rocks and soil in this twenty-three-minute video clip. (23:05)
Exploring Creativity: Japanese students from Jikei Com colleges spend a day at Otis College
On October 8 Otis hosted 180 Japanese multimedia students from Jikei COM colleges in Japan, who learned about the American approach to creativity and problem solving. Workshops focused on: connections between brain function and creativity through drawing; expressing emotion through body movement; brainstorming and developing great ideas with ease; and making a habit of creativity. http://www.jikei.asia/com/en/support/center.html
Disruptive Innovation Explained
Clay Christensen, Professor at Harvard Business School, discusses what disruptive innovation is and what it has done to technology. It makes the product more affordable and accessible
Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor’s target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances.