The upside of a down market
If there’s one good thing about an economic crisis, it’s the bargains resulting from the fall-out. Good, that is, if you’re in a position to buy. And that was exactly the position in which Banco Santander found itself.
When the credit crisis hit the UK in 2007, Spain’s largest bank had the will and the means to take advantage of some amazing bargains. Not only did Banco Santander weather the crisis, it emerged as a stronger global player, particularly in the UK.
What's Happening Inside Clemson: Upstate International Month Opening Night Celebration
A sponsor of Upstate International Month, Clemson University joined members of the Upstate community at the Upstate International Opening Night celebration in Greenville.
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
2010 Children's Christmas Demonstration lecture - Chemistry for a cleaner world
Chemistry for a cleaner world
Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:16.
Research on Microorganisms that Live Off Carbon Dioxide
This video produced by Teachers' Domain features Cathy Drennan, Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cathy explains that her research focuses on microorganisms that live off carbon dioxide, one of several greenhouse gases that are widely believed to accelerate global warming. Specifically, Cathy is investigating how a protein inside these microorganisms converts carbon dioxide into energy. Ultimately, Cathy hopes humans might apply what they learn from
SP.414 Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media (MIT)
This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed a
Dana Gioia on the Close Connection between Business and Poetry
Dana Gioia (pronounced Joy-a) claims to be the only person in history who went to business school to be a poet. Having earned a degree from Stanford's graduate school of business, he worked 15 years in corporate life, eventually becoming vice president of General Foods. In 1991, Gioia wrote an influential collection of essays titled, "Can Poetry Matter?" in which he explored, among other themes, the nexus between business and poetry. Since 2002, he has been chairman of the National Endowment of
Falling Prices, Foreclosures and Fear: What's Next for the Housing Market?
The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low mortgage rates and apparent home-price bargains should still be drawing some buyers into the market. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton real estate professor Susan M. Wachter about the housing market's sl
The Humanitarian Toolbox The Humanitarian Toolbox is a collection of open source software that helps disaster relief workers organize and collaborate more effectively. Bill Wagner was recently on campus for an event and we asked him to stop by to tell us more about the projects in progress and the dozens of applications they would still like to create.
The Humanitarian Toolbox is a collection of open source software that helps disaster relief workers organize and collaborate more effectively. Bill Wagner was recently on campus for an event and we asked him to stop by to tell us more about the projects in progress and the dozens of applications they would still like to create.Author(s):
Síntesi d'Imatge i Animació
La asignatura realiza una introducción a las técnicas para generar imágenes en dos y tres dimensiones, y animaciones por computador. Se tratan las técnicas básicas del proceso de obtención de imágenes sintéticas, de interacción y de animación, así como de varias técnicas avanzadas para aumentar el realismo visual. La asignatura Síntesis de Imagen y Animación es una asignatura optativa de 4 créditos ECTS y pertenece al plan de estudios del Máster Universitario en Sistemas Intelige
CRISPR Symposium. April 5, 2014: Dan Bauer
"Editing Regulatory DNA to Decipher and Treat Blood Disorders" Dan Bauer (Harvard Medical School), as recorded at the Michigan State University CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) Symposium, April 5, 2014
LATN 201-01, Intermediate Latin, Fall 2004
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
Précis de recherche en Ingénierie des EIAH
Français + English Ce document est destiné aux chercheurs travaillant sur les Environnements Informatiques pour lApprentissage Humain (EIAH). Sa raison dêtre est le constat quil y a une difficulté en soi à expliciter clairement les travaux de recherche liés à la conception et la construction des EIAH ou, en dautres termes, en ingénierie des EIAH. Lobjectif de ce document est de promouvoir lidée quil est indispensable de mieux décrire ces travaux de recherche, et de propo
Open teaching: The key to sustainable and effective open education
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Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs
This edited collection sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, methods and tools. Through their accounts of projects, leading researchers present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.
Learning aware environment: a Laboratorium of epidemiological studies
One challenge of the Laboratorium is to have the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the human activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in whatever form. Another challenge is the mapping of inaccessible phenomena into the sensible and temporal space of the classroom. Our design combines gaming situations and ambient technologies in the context of learning bio-statistics. This paper presents a method and a formal
A framework for processsolution analysis in collaborative learning environments
One of the most challenging aspects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) research is automation of collaboration and interaction analysis in order to understand and improve the learning processes. It is particularly necessary to look in more depth at the joint analysis of the collaborative process and its resulting product. In this article, we present a framework for comprehensive analysis in CSCL synchronous environments supporting a problem-solving approach to learning. This fra
Social Software for Professional Learning:
Examples and Research Issues
Life-long learning is a key issue for our knowledge society. With social software systems new heterogeneous kinds of technology enhanced informal learning are now available to the life-long learner. Learners outside of learning institutions now have access to powerful social communities of experts and peers who are together forging a new web 2.0. This paper reviews current work in pan-European initiatives that impact upon life-long learning via views of professional learning, learner competence
Current and Future Perspectives for Personalized Adaptive Learning
The rationale of this last report is to provide a short summary of achievements and visions, and this is also helpful in setting the stage for sustainability beyond the termination of network activities. In the next paragraphs we start with providing a summary of our work in WP1 on Personalized and Adaptive Learning. Then an introduction of a wider context and an outline of the state of the art in this field follow. Finally, we attempt to identify the main trends in personalization and learning