Veterans Day Tribute
This video shows several scenes of soldiers through time. It is a tribute video with no comments, just images. It begins with a quote by JFK. The video does contain live footage of war.
Computer Aided Environmental Solutions: Evaluation of Optimum Building Orientation in Lahore, Pakist
One of the primary features of solar passive design is the orientation of a building on a particular latitude. The client of Information Technology demands testing, validity, practicality and sustainability of a building project before execution. The computer based simulations are the only practical way to predict the complex energy performance and analysis for a large number of passive design solutions. This paper investigates the optimum residential building orientation having various zones, l
Revisiting The Moon
Evidence suggests there may be deposits of ice within craters at the
poles of the moon. If this proves to be the case, Planetary Scientist
Dr. Paul Spudis says it could possibly be “the most valuable piece of
real estate in the solar system.” This video explains why this mission may be important and the problems that need to be overcome.
Running time 6:16 minutes.
Franklin Roosevelt -Days in the White House
This is a film documentary about Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard' focuses on his days in the White House. Interesting images from the film: the only three known photographs of Roosevelt in a wheelchair.
4 Seasons in a Year!
A video for young children about the 4 seasons of the year ... spring, summer, fall, and winter. (3:21)
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 3 - the P
The Early Years Transitions and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) project builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children's progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years). Both the EPPE and EYTSEN research studies are funded by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES). The EYTSEN study explores evidence of possible sp
According to the promises: the subculture of school science, teachers' pedagogic identity and the ch
This paper reports findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded InterActive Education Project, in which teachers, researchers and teacher educators have worked together to develop, perform, and evaluate secondary school science department-based ‘Subject Design Initiatives’. Drawing on notions from sociocultural theory, we have focused on ‘cultural tools’ as material and symbolic mediators of learning. In the Subject Design Initiatives teachers are seen as central to lear
Concrete Poetry : Mark Insingel
This VirtualDutch self-study pack helps you understand what concrete poetry is by giving you background information about this form of poetry as well as some examples written by Mark Insingel. The level of difficulty of the studypack is for beginners, so if you have only recently begun to learn Dutch it should not be too difficult for you. Word explanations are given with the poems.
Are institutions missing the point by focusing on using OERs as marketing tools?
In this OER Mick Norman, Learning Technologist from the University of Kent, introduces and discusses 'Are institutions missing the point by focusing on using OERs as marketing tools?' as part of the open space OTTER symposium. Discussion includes contributions from Dr Alejandro Armellini, Dr Richard Mobbs, Dr Samuel Nikoi, Chris Coetzee and Simon Kear.
Mozart Violin Concerto 5 (2of 5) with Janine Jansen- violin
This is a live video in color of Janine Jansen, violinist, playing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K219 with the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. It was recorded on Saturday 12 August 2006 in Royal Albert Hall on stage.
A ‘naive response’ to economic growth?
With many economies expected to begin posting growth again this year, the group executive director and CEO of wholesale banking at Standard Chartered Bank has some words of caution: accepting GDP figures at face value “would be a naïve response”.
A passion for education
If you build it, they will come -- so the mantra goes -- and that’s exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role.
Terezin (Theresienstadt), Hamburg Barracks, Court Concert.
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Sound long-term strategy is key, particularly in a crisis
With the current global economic downturn and dire predictions of a re-run of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the forecast is all doom and gloom.
But Professor Michael Porter of Harvard University, a leading authority on competitive strategy, begs to differ. He believes this time of great economic upheaval to be the tipping point for companies – if only they know how to harness the right strategies.
In search of blue oceans: The Starwood experience
Are companies using Blue Ocean Strategy to search for ‘uncontested market space’ and, if so, how? One group which has been exploring blue ocean thinking for the past three years is Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
However, as INSEAD Knowledge has been finding out, the company has so far been taking a step-by-step approach to implementing the concept, rather than try to realise any sort of ‘grand vision’. As Starwood Vice President Robyn Pratt puts it, it’s more a ques
Economic downturn ‘opens doors’ for recycling business Worn Again
One of the greatest challenges facing social business Worn Again is the widely-held public assumption that any product made from recycled materials must be cheaper than conventional merchandise on the market.
Light Absorption, Refraction, and Reflection - by StudyJams
Light always travels in a straight line until something gets in its way. When that happens, light can be absorbed, reflected, or refracted, depending on what kind of surface it hits. Learn more about light with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Specific applications of sensors for photonic and imaging. (Optique Pour l'Ingénieur : Capteurs à
Once an object is placed in the beam of a laser diode, a part of the beam reflected by the latter is retro-injected in the active cavity of the diode and disrupts the physical properties of it. This disruption which is shown principally by a modification of the frequency of the emission power of the diode is known as the phenomenon of “self-mixing” Long considered as a parasitic phenomenon, notably in telecommunication by optical fibres, we will present its exploitation for metrological ends
How Entrepreneurs Can Create Effective Business Plans
When an entrepreneur has identified a potential business opportunity, the next step is developing a business plan for the new venture. What exactly should the new plan contain? How can the entrepreneur ensure it has the substance to find interest among would-be investors? In this installment of a series of podcasts for the Wharton-CERT Business Plan Competition, Wharton management professor Ian MacMillan explains that business plans must contain several crucial elements: They must articulate a m
21F.106 Chinese VI (Regular): Discovering Chinese Cultures and Societies (MIT)
This course is the continuation of 21F105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced. The class consis