Gordie Grand on Individual Culture's Impact on Corporate Ethics and Communications
Gordie Grand (MBA '75) Senior Member Russell Reynolds Associates
MAS.963 Out of Context: A Course on Computer Systems That Adapt To, and Learn From, Context (MIT)
Increasingly, we are realizing that to make computer systems more intelligent and responsive to users, we will have to make them more sensitive to context. Traditional hardware and software design overlooks context because it conceptualizes systems as input-output functions. Systems take input explicitly given to them by a human, act upon that input alone and produce explicit output. But this view is too restrictive. Smart computers, intelligent agent software, and digital devices of the future
Students explore how sound waves move through liquids, solids and gases in a series of simple sound energy experiments. Understanding the properties of sound and how sound waves travel helps engineers determine the best room shape and construction materials when designing sound recording studios, classrooms, libraries, concert halls and theaters
Esther Dyson on the Astronaut Training Program
Esther Dyson on the Astronaut Training Program - Esther Dyson tells tales of her cosmonaut training. Recently returned from five months at the Yuri Gagarain Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow, she comes equipped with photos and stories. Here she answers a question on what is needed to be accepted to the astronaut program.
victorian government policies towards improving school administration and student performance
Victoria in Australia is one of the schools systems which encouraged schools to develop more open school cultures supported by school committees, clubs and councils with community representatives since 1958. In the early 1970s, school administration was decentralized into several regions by posting bureaucrats with delegated authority to the newly created regions. In 1976, mandatory, corporate governing body-type school councils were established based on the Education (School Councils) Act of 19
Rob Abel - Open Source and Open Standards
Rob Abel's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he relays a few thoughts on the relationship between open source software that supports teaching and learning and open standards for data and application interoperability in the same space.
Super-Human Strength - Halve An Apple With Your Bare Hands
Learn how to crack an apple in half with your bare hands. This is placed in the exercise section as it does involve most fine motor coordination and strength.
YaioResearch.com : research on boys love genres, fans and creators
This website is the home page of Druann Pagliassotti, a researcher who is examining the Japanese 'yaio' genre within manga. This is a comics genre about... "same-sex romance and/or sexual relations". There is a short description of the research, a reader survey to download, and also a bibliographic wiki, the 'Yaoi Research Wiki Board' which is a unique guide to the sparse academic and fan literature on the topic. The fan/reader survey offers "13 in-depth questions", which may act as exemplars
Rupinder Sidhu on culture, community work and Hip Hop
Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey -- Rupinder Sidhu on culture, community work and Hip Hop. More: http://www.komagatamarujourney.ca
What are VLEs good for?
What are VLEs good for?
A Simple and Direct Medium: Woodcuts and Printmaking in the Era of J.J. Lankes
Presented by Kate M. Meyer and W.D. Taylor.
Mali "at war" after Tuareg separatists abduct 30 civil servants - PM
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Mali's prime minister declares war with Tuareg separatists after they attacked a town he was visiting, killing soldiers and abducting around 30 civil servants. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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 to
Money talks: July 18th 2011
Policymakers in the euro zone look for a way out of the crisis, while politicians in America manufacture one of their own
Human Sciences Symposium 2011: The Impact of Exceptional Early Cognitive Environments on Musical Dev
This presentation by Prof. Adam Ockelford was delivered at the 2011 Human Sciences Symposium on The Musical Brain held on 26 February in Oxford. It focuses on case studies of blind and autistic children.
Professor Mark Behrens reviews in more detail and touches on key elements of his research that the students in video (Student Presentation #5) discussed. In describing his work, Behrens offered "think of looking through color filters." The filters eliminate any unnecessary or unforeseeable data, and when you combine all the filters together, the yield reveals amazing overlaps and patterns.
Homework Help - How to improve study habits
This interview stresses some basics of helping students get organized such as finding a place to work that is well equipped, best times to do homework, talking to teacher about time to do homework, and the importance of a structure including time limits. Also mentioned not correcting homework so that the teacher knows what needs to be reviewed. The video is about five minutes and well worth showing.
ISS Update - July 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for July 25, 2011.
First Grade Math Rap: Doubles
This teacher made video shows a 1st grade classroom singing their doubles all the way to 10 + 10=20. (0:54)
Edible Adventures - The China Experience - Part 2
In this episode, our students learn how to harvest tea leaves with Master Niu. Visit www.ciachef.edu/BPS to learn more.
Using Synchronous Audio or Video in Social Studies Classrooms
With tools such as instant messenger, Facebook chat, and G-chat readily available, students have become accustomed to speaking with friends through the internet. While these tools are often used for social purposes, they can also be effectively employed in classrooms in order to connect students to other peers, teachers, and mentors throughout the world. Synchronous audio and video applications such as Skype allow students and teachers to share ideas with people living all around the globe at no