21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)
This subject is designed to give 21H majors and minors an introduction to the methods that historians use to interpret the past. We will focus on two areas: archives and interpretation. In our work on archives, we will ask what constitutes an archive. We will visit one or two local archives, speak with archivists, and assemble our own archive related to life at MIT in 2003. Once we have a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of historical archives, we will turn to the task o
HST.502 Survival Skills for Researchers: The Responsible Conduct of Research (MIT)
This course is designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral associates with techniques that enhance both validity and responsible conduct in scientific practice. Lectures present practical steps for developing skills in scientific research and are combined with discussion of cases. The course covers study design, preparation of proposals and manuscripts, peer review, authorship, use of humans and non-human animals in research, allegations of misconduct, and intellectual property.
21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)
This course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. The books we read have all made significant contributions to their respective sub-fields and have been selected to give as wide a coverage in both field and methodology as possible in one semester's worth of reading. We examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the
11.967 Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning: Economic Development Planning Skills (MIT)
This intensive and brief 4-day seminar, taught during MIT's Independent Activities Period in January, uses a case set in Hartford, Vermont to introduce economic development planning skills to students in the Master in City Planning (MCP) Degree Program. It introduces analytical tools that are used to assess local economic development conditions, issues, and opportunities as part of formulating economic development plans. The course is designed to provide MCP students with skills needed for appli
21F.043J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience (MIT
An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, anthropology, film, and cultural studies to examine the experiences of Asian Americans in U.S. society. Covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the 19th century, the rise of anti-Asian movements, the experiences of Asian Americans during WWII, the emergence of the Asian American movement in the 1960s, and the new wave of "post-1965" Asian immigration. Examines the role these historical experiences played in the formation of As
HST.590 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Developing Professional Skills (MIT)
This course consists of a series of seminars focused on the development of professional skills. Each semester focuses on a different topic, resulting in a repeating cycle that covers medical ethics, responsible conduct of research, written and oral technical communication, and translational issues. Material and activities include guest lectures, case studies, interactive small group discussions, and role-playing simulations.
21F.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS) (MIT)
This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and profe
6.091 Hands-On Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab Skills (MIT)
This course introduces students to both passive and active electronic components (op-amps, 555 timers, TTL digital circuits). Basic analog and digital circuits and theory of operation are covered. The labs allow the students to master the use of electronic instruments and construct and/or solder several circuits. The labs also reinforce the concepts discussed in class with a hands-on approach and allow the students to gain significant experience with electrical instruments such as function gener
7.343 Sophisticated Survival Skills of Simple Microorganisms (MIT)
In this course, we will discuss the microbial physiology and genetics of stress responses in aquatic ecosystems, astrobiology, bacterial pathogenesis and other environments. We will learn about classical and novel methods utilized by researchers to uncover bacterial mechanisms induced under both general and environment-specific stresses. Finally, we will compare and contrast models for bacterial stress responses to gain an understanding of distinct mechanisms of survival and of why there are dif
Learn Basic Computer Skills : Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows XP keyboard shortcuts are great ways of making efficient use of your time online and on your computer. The video features a transcript of the narration at the bottom of the screen.
Expert: Ross Safronoff
Historical Primary Sources
Historical Primary Sources. Randall Niles looks at the Gettysburg Address to stress the importance of trustworthy documents in the study of history. (3:13)
Teaching Language Life Skills to Special Education Students
When teaching language life skills to special education students, it's important to be direct and repetitive. Find out how special education teachers compensate for the disadvantages faced by their students with help from a special education teacher in this video on teaching language life skills to special education students.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and learning disabil
How to Teach Life Skills : Teaching Life Skills to Developmental Students
To teach life skills to developmental students, understand their student's functioning level, speak on their level, demonstrate the skill and have the student repeat the demonstration. Modify teaching style and demonstrations to fit each student's individual learning style with help from a university campus president in this video (01:27) on life skills.
Expert: Dr. Darren Adamson
Bio: Dr. Darren Adamson is the campus president for the Salt Lake City, Utah campus of Argosy Universi
How to Teach Life Skills : Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers
Teach life skills, such as social interaction, to autistic teenagers by tapping into the strengths of the teenager, working with family members first and then slowly expanding the circle of social interaction. Allow an autistic child to gain confidence by moving slowing when teaching life skills. Get more information on teach life skills from a university campus president in this video on life skills.
Expert: Dr. Darren Adamson
Bio: Dr. Darren Ada
Carpentry Skills Contest - Part 1
Carpentry Skills USA contest held at New Market Skills Center in Tumwater, WA January 30, 2010. Live action video of 20 contestants working on projects while judges observe. No narration. (8:35)
Carpentry Skills Contest - Part 2
Carpentry Skills USA contest held at New Market Skills Center in Tumwater, WA January 30, 2010. Live action video of 20 contestants working on projects while judges observe. No narration. Includes photos of the contestants receiving their prizes. (6:11)
Active Listening Skills
Active listening skills allow students to interact with information in a dynamic manner. Middle schoolers talk about active listening and paying attention. (3:16)
Coaching Technical Skills for Field Hockey
Coaching Technical Skills for Field Hockey including body balance and how to move the ball on the field.
Woz Presents the Apple Historical Museum
Steve Wozniak, the inventor of the personal computer, provides us with a tour of historical Apple II products. He shows how he scrounged to get the first parts to construct his computer. The first computers did not have cases because they were to be truly portable.
US Geography and Mapping Skills - Class Centers for Week of 8/9/10
Each week, Mrs. Matthews students participate in 6 centers that are related to the topic they are studying. Each center lasts 15 minutes. The teams rotate through all six centers by the end of the week. This week the class is studying US Geography and mapping skills. Centers for this week include: several books on the topic, 4 United States puzzles, an online game from kidsgeo.com, an art activity to help remember the difference between latitude and longitude, a mapping activi