The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Japan's Grand Strategy
As the Soviet Union disappeared so did the most serious threat to Japanese security. But it was not long before four new threats took its place. Japan, rarely credited for its foreign policy, has responded with surprising strategic agility. Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Internet Games, Social Inequality and Racist Talk as Griefing
This talk recaps the history of racist griefing online and link the current crisis in racial discourse in the US with this practice, exploring the implications for digital games as a transnational public sphere. Games are a radically transnational medium: as Martin Lister writes in New Media: An Introduction, 'even before Pokemon, the videogame was perhaps the most thoroughly transnational form of popular culture, both as an industry (with Sony, Sega and Nintendo as the key players) but also at
Episode 121: Intellectual property: A guide for the rest of us
Law Professor Andrew Christie gives a primer on the complex world of laws pertaining to creations of the mind -- why they are there and how theyíre sometimes misunderstood. With host Eric van Bemmel.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
How these ancient manuscripts, how they were found, and what they mean are explained. Shows artificts that were also found in the same area and time.
STARS: Shared Transatlantic Augmented Reality System
Since October 2000 the authors have operated a laboratory, the Shared Transatlantic Augmented Reality System (STARS), for exploring telepresence in the domestic environment. The authors, an artist and an architect, are conducting a series of experiments to test their hypotheses concerning mixed reality and supportive environments. This paper describes these hypotheses, the purpose and construction of the lab, and preliminary results from the ongoing collaboration.
Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Hosts "Barrios, Vol. 1" Exhibit
The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice's Master of Science in Social Policy program will host an art exhibit, "Barrios, Vol. 1,"' and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.
"Barrios, Vol. 1," 25 Carlos Beltrán black-and-white photographs, captures the realities of life in dire poverty in Caracas, Venezuela.
The panel includes Beltrán, Philippe Bourgois, a Penn Integr
Tema No.1. Universalizacion y diversidad en Universidad cubana actual
El módulo analiza los conceptos básicos de Universalización, Diversidad Cultural y Coomunicación Intercultural, en el contexto del proceso de masificación, extensión, flexibilización y democratización de la Universidad Cubana actual, asociados a las potenciales que para este nuevo contexto aporta el Trabajo Cooperado. Se exploran las líneas generales teórico-metodológicas que permiten la aplicación de estos conceptos en los procesos actuales y perspectivos de foramción de profesiona
Japan in war and peace
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file.
As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/2010
This module consists of a detailed examination of the critical period in Japanese history from the end of the Pacific War through the U.S. Occupation between 1945 and 1952 and recovery in the 1960s and beyond. The lectures and seminars examine the following topics:
Japan’s Road to War
The Japanese experience of war and defeat
The A-bomb in history and memory
Cyrela Brazil Realty's Elie Horn: 'My Strategy Now Is to Stay Quiet'
These are volatile times for Brazilian real estate, which mirrors the situation in most countries. But according to Elie Horn, chairman and CEO of Cyrela Brazil Realty, Brazil's largest developer of residential properties, Brazil doesn't have the deep-rooted problems of the U.S. market. It's just a matter of lying low for some time until confidence returns, he suggests in an interview with Knowledge@Wharton.
Richard Poole Interview
Richard Poole arrived on Japanese soil in October 1945 and was quickly directed to at headquarters. As a junior officer he was assigned to the drafting of the Japanese constitutions. Poole discusses the excitement and obstacles of drafting the constitution within only one week. Poole, along with one other officer, was put in charge of the provisions dealing with the emperor. Together they needed to redefine the role of the emperor in the constitution so that he remained significant yet not too p
Introduction to Metamorphism
This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from such effects. Metamorphic classification includes dynamic, thermal, thermo-dynamic, contact, regional, and shock metamorphism. Specific regional metamorphic events are discussed in detail, including the Scottish Highlands, Otago, New Zealand, paired metamorphic events of Japan, the Skiddaw aureole, U
Frontiers of Dance: Ledoh and Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company
SPARK goes into rehearsals with butoh dancer Ledoh, as he explores the ancient, agrarian roots of his Ka-Ren ancestry in Burma with his group The Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company. This Educator Guide traces the history of butoh to its origins in post-war Japan and its diverse contemporary forms.
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