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Reel Ireland
Reel Ireland is an organisation dedicated to... "touring Irish films worldwide". It is administered by the Irish Film Institute, and funded by Culture Ireland. This website was launched in 2008 and contains a useful and comprehensive 2009 Festival Calendar of film festivals around the world dedicated to Irish films. There is also a page featuring details of selected recent Irish films. Although rather limited in content, and not yet the "flagship global showcase for Irish film and film artists"
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Goethe-Institut : Deutschland Erlesen
Text and the City: a literary map of Germany is an English translation of the German website, Deutschland Erlesen. The English site is presented by the Goethe Institute in London. The site provides selections from recent and contemporary well-known writers, who hail from, or are associated with, fourteen German towns and cities: Berlin; Bremen; Dresden; Frankfurt am Main; Hamburg; Cologne; Bonn; Leipzig; Mannheim; Heidelberg; Munich; Rostock; Stuttgart; and Weimar. There are some references t
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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.
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MIT OpenCourseWare : linguistics and philosophy
The Department of Linguistics and Philosophy page of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare website offers a variety of freely available course materials within these two disciplines. The courses are divided into those aimed at undergraduates and those for graduates, and range from introductory surveys to more specialist topics. The quantity and type of resources available also varies considerably: some give just a course outline and perhaps a few reading suggestions, whereas oth
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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
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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
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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
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21F.017 Germany and its European Context (MIT)
This course focuses on main currents in contemporary German literary and visual culture. Taking Nietzsche's thought as a point of departure, students will survey the dialectics of tradition and modernity in both Germany and other European countries, particularly the UK, France, Denmark, and Poland. Primary works are drawn from literature, cinema, art, and performance, including works by Peter Sloterdijk, Thomas Vinterberg, and Michel Houellebecq.
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

Sky Candles and Whale Roads
Professor David Morley presents the second Poetry Challenge "in which we light up language and warm our minds before a fire of words." This episode is all about magical ways to shape language and poems.
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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. 

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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
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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
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Précis de recherche en Ingénierie des EIAH
Français + English Ce document est destiné aux chercheurs travaillant sur les Environnements Informatiques pour l’Apprentissage Humain (EIAH). Sa raison d’être est le constat qu’il y a une difficulté en soi à expliciter clairement les travaux de recherche liés à la conception et la construction des EIAH ou, en d’autres termes, en ingénierie des EIAH. L’objectif de ce document est de promouvoir l’idée qu’il est indispensable de mieux décrire ces travaux de recherche, et de propo
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Open teaching: The key to sustainable and effective open education
not available,WHY DO WE NEED LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES?
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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.
Author(s): Vavoula Giasemi,Pachler Norbert,Kukulska-Hulme Agn

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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
Author(s): Ney Muriel,Balacheff Nicolas

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A framework for process–solution 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
Author(s): Bravo Crescencio,Redondo Miguel,Verdejo Maria Feli

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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
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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
Author(s): Kravcik Milos,Burgos Daniel,Ceri Stefano,Chatti Mo

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Investigation of Q-Learning in the Context of a Virtual Learning Environment
We investigate the possibility to apply a known machine learning algorithm of Q-learning in the domain of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is important in this problem domain to have algorithms that learn their optimal values in a rather short time expressed in terms of the iteration number. The problem domain is a VLE in which an agent plays a role of the teacher. With time it moves to different states and makes decisions which regarding action to choose for moving from current state to
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