1 Capturing sound
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
Death of the News?
While not dead, the U.S. news industry is severely depleted and likely to diminish further, these panelists agree. But they also believe that something vibrant and enduring might emerge from this period of digital disruption.
Moderator Jason Pontin sets the stage with his “dolorous and long toll” of newspapers and m
21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues (MIT)
This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, through discussing the writing of classic and contemporary authors, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. In addition, we will analyze selected documentary and f
Journal of Underdergraduate Neuroscience Education
The Journal of Underdergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) is a publication of the Faculty of Undergraduate Neuroscience. JUNE is an online journal for undergraduate neuroscience faculty that publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education. JUNE serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information regarding topics such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods.
Mass Spec Primer
This website developed by Waters Corporation provides a brief primer on mass spectrometry which includes information on instrumentation, a discussion of mass accuracy, resolution, and LC-MS. As such the site should be a valuable resource for both students and faculty.
Health Issues for Aging Populations
Introduces the study of aging, its implications for individuals, families, and society, and the background for health policy related to older persons. Presents an overview on aging from different perspectives: demography, biology, epidemiology of diseases, physical and mental disorders, functional capacity and disability, health services, federal and state health policies, social aspects of aging, and ethical issues in the care of older individuals.
Health Across the Life Span: Frameworks,Contexts,and Measurements
Introduces and examines the basic principles which guide growth and development and the health of individuals across the lifespan, from the prenatal period through senescence. Presents methodological, conceptual and substantive issues necessary for understanding and evaluating empirically based information about growth, development and health at different stages of life and from different academic perspectives. Course covers several themes, including contributions of biological and environmental
The Saint 23
The Saint 23
Learn with Pictures and Video S3 #20 - Don’t Shop in Mexican Spanish Without These Words
You’re at the Mall of Mexico, and you can’t get over how huge it is! It’s so big that you get a little overwhelmed and forget the Spanish words for what you came to buy. You look in a few stores and speak Spanish with a few people, and quickly you regain the confidence you [...]
Engaging students in ethical debates
This case study outlines an investigation into the acceptance of a new pedagogical paradigm aiming to engage and inspire students in ethical and entrepreneurial activity
Winning hearts and minds: The power of a well-told story
Social entrepreneurs have to do more than present compelling solutions. They need to change long-standing beliefs in favour of new ways of thinking and being. This session will look at different ways that film and media can take positive messages to mass audiences with the goal of influencing strongly-held attitudes and behaviours. Speakers will offer expertise, case studies and lessons learned regarding how popular culture and a well-told story can accelerate social transformation.
Whose accountability really counts?
Perhaps the most important issue in all social entrepreneurship is the relationship with stakeholders and how this is enacted in accountability measures and systems. Effective accountability can be seen as a key measure of performance success and the best way to capture mission impact. This session will consider a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on accountability and impact measurement, with particular reference to the power relations which structure and influence judgements on
How can we empower the powerless through economic development?
Today there is a well-established development ‘industry’ spanning NGOs, state actors, academics, and — increasingly — corporations. Each has their own models of how to help the ‘bottom billion’ escape crushing poverty and these models are increasingly competing for political support, media attention, and donor money. This session will explore the obstacles to economic development from the perspective of empowerment, and will also offer real examples of projects that have created last
Technology and Shifting Power in a Hyper-Connected World
In a hyper-connected world, engagement with technology, new media and social networking creates opportunities and potential setbacks. What are the implications for change in democracies, authoritarian societies and developing countries as the international blogosphere, censorship, and citizen engagement takes on new meaning and shape? Join celebrated thought leaders for a visionary and practical discussion on how to leverage this powerful medium in advancing the scope and reach of your work.
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - Opening Plenary
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - The Opening Plenary - held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Musical Performance – Taiko Meantime, An enthralling show combining traditional Japanese rhythms and techniques with eclectic, original compositions Opening Remarks – Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Welcome – Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation and Participant Media The Power Paradox – Roger L. Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, Universi
Tomorrow’s news: Models for an everyone-is-media world
We are witnessing the destruction of the old media order—and the noisy, thrilling invention of something new. Tectonic shifts in technology and human behavior have changed forever the way we create, deliver, and consume information. The result: a host of emerging models from around the globe that thrive on connection and community, promising previously unimagined opportunities to engage people as active, change-making citizens. This session will examine levers of power in a world where everyon
Social entrepreneurship in indigenous communities
This session will discuss different traditions of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship from the perspectives of three leaders from the ‘First Peoples’. It will explore the particular cultural forms which manifest altruistic orientations in an indigenous thought system. Presentations by ‘Chiefs’ from Canada, New Zealand and Latin America – on the power of indigenous thought systems to revitalize their own communities – will be followed by facilitated discussion.
The impact of enterprise focussed modules
This presentation outlines the use of a tested research instrument (Bandura's self efficacy theory) and students own perceptions of their enterprise skills and abilities
The Ashmolean Transformed
On 2 December 2009 Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the new Ashmolean Museum following a major redevelopment. The new building has been universally acclaimed by both the international media and members of the public.
When they ran out of khaki: improvised uniforms and Kitchener Blue
As Britain prepared for war, photographs of men queuing up at recruiting depots captured the drama of mobilization. Less apparent were the problems; in truth the army came under extreme pressure to recruit, train, clothe and equip masses of inexperienced … Continue reading