Toward India 2020: Challenges and Opportunities
People sometimes ask Montek Singh Ahluwalia questions loaded with “aspirational objectives,” such as when India will “get rid of poverty.” Few are as well equipped to respond as Ahluwalia, one of the architects of India’s breathtaking economic transformation.
The current income of an average Indian cit
Taking Work-based Learning to the Next Level
In the mid-1990s, a new C-suite title was born when General Electric CEO Jack Welch dubbed Steve Kerr the company's "chief learning officer." Since then, CLOs have sprouted up at major firms in several industries. But what does this new breed of "learning leaders" bring to the table that traditional human resources departments and employee training programs do not? How does an increased emphasis on learning improve an organization? And do new technologies, like distance learning, simulations and
Entrepreneur Elon Musk: Why It's Important to Pinch Pennies on the Road to Riches
Superpreneur seems like a better label for Elon Musk. At 38, he has already been a co-founder of PayPal, which sold for $1.5 billion, and SpaceX, which aims to commercialize the launching of payloads into orbit. He is also an initial investor in electric-car pioneer Tesla Motors and solar energy company SolarCity, which sells and services solar energy equipment. In the second half of a two-part interview, arranged by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, he tells Knowledge@Wharton the story of his e
The Brave New World of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Sovereign wealth funds, the large investment funds supported by governments, are mostly a positive economic force that can provide a shot in the arm to the companies -- and countries -- they invest in. They are also a stabilizing force for the nation where the investment originates. Those are some of the main takeaways from a new Wharton study, "The Brave New World of Sovereign Wealth Funds." In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton management professor Mauro F. Guillén, who helped to
The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance. This short animated film reviews some of he Mayan culture and its achievements. This would be good as an introduction to this topic. If you let video run there is a longer video that goes into more detail.
Latinos in the Global Political Environment
9th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference: Latinos in the Global Political Environment
Critical Race Theory and Analysis
9th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference: Critical Race Theory and Analysis
Reenactment : fans performing movie scenes from the stage to YouTube
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops, Professor Barbara Klinger from Indiana University discusses her research on the phenomenon of fan recreations. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor Barbara Klinger, Indiana University Professor Barbara Klinger's research and teaching focus on U.S. cinema, film exhibition and reception, fan studies, cinema and new med
Politics in 60 seconds. Passive revolution
Dr Adam Morton defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on passive revolution as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Adam Morton, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Adam Morton is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) in the School of Politic
smARThistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook.
Investing in unknown stocks could yield higher returns
By betting on stocks that lack media coverage, investors may be doing themselves a favour, according to a new research paper co-authored by INSEAD Assistant Finance Professor Lily Hua Fang and Associate Professor of Finance Joel Peress.
Swiss banking secrecy remains intact despite US authorities winning tax battle with UBS
Switzerland’s banking industry is firmly against “indiscriminate and unwarranted trawling” through bank accounts to uncover tax frauds, says Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association.
How Does the Worm Factory Work
The Worm Factory 360 is a home composting solution for your kitchen and household waste. Although this video was obviously made to promote the purchase of the Worm Factory 360, it does a very nice job of describing the basic process of how composting works. The video could also be used as inspiration to brainstorm and design new models for a successful compost bin. Run time 03:05.
Multiple Measures of Student Achievement in an Interdisciplinary Unit on the Harlem Renaissance
This website shows the culmination of a 5th-grade class interdisciplinary project on the Harlem Renaissance: a student-created museum and exhibition. The site uses video comments of students, teachers, and parents work to provide a multiplicity of perspectives on the project, and offers links to Lyons philosophy and year-long curriculum.
21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies
This particular pilot FlexBook aims at several outcomes: Supplementing currently used Virginia physics textbooks by making valuable contemporary and emerging physics ideas available to all teachers at a single URL; Making laboratory activities that employ industry state-of-the-practice equipment available to all teachers; Providing a path for continuous improvement from teachers themselves through comments and new ideas after using a chapter with their physics classes
Project Newsletter No 1
Progress report showing the profile of learners participating in the project and some of the information we are gathering.,16,19
Which way? : oh, which way do I go?
This exploration investigates how many ways there are to travel through an array of streets. The exploration, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, examines the relationship between the number of intersections and the number of possible routes. The challenge page contains links to a solution hint, the solution, and other similar investigations. The solution describes and illustrates how a number pattern is embedded in the question. Similar investigations ask the student to a
Defining the Public Interest - Education vs. Commercialism in the Social Role of Television
In Bhutan, an isolated country in the Himalayans, television only recently arrived in 1999. This lesson examines the dialogue surrounding the introduction of commercial television and American media to an "untouched" culture. Students will assess television's educational and entertainment values and define responsibilities that accompany the freedom of press.
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
“The Melting Pot Where Nothing Melted”: The Politics of Subjectivity in the Plays of Suzan-Lori
This study explores the issues of “being American” in light of race, class, gender, and sexuality, which construct contemporary American identity as represented in the plays of Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tony Kushner. Whites, the economically privileged middle class, males, and heterosexuals constitute the American mainstream, and many (in)visible types of social discrimination and prejudice by the mainstream culture against “the others” exist in contemporary American socie