Write Now! Career Writing Prompts: Co-Chief Executive Officer
This Career Clip features Ross Born, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Just Born Candy in Bethlehem, PA. Ross indicates he loves his job and wouldn't trade it for anything else. You have to do what you enjoy and the most important thing is to figure out how to convert what you enjoy into a career. You also need to ask lots of questions and investigate things on your own.
Write Now! Career Prompts: Infrastructure Manager
This Career Clip features Carlo Caiati. Carlo discusses his responsibilities for technology in the corporate environment and on the plant floor of Just Born Candy in Bethlehem, PA. Carlo's career advice is to finish school and to continue to earn degrees or certifications as away of proving to employers that you are able to learn new things.
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyra
Interstate Highways From the Ground Up
This lesson gives students a first-hand opportunity to hear about the planning and effort it takes to build a highway through an oral history of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resident engineer. Through his oral history, students will learn about "the largest single construction project in the history of the NCDOT." That project is also known as the I-26 corridor in Madison County, North Carolina. This lesson encourages students to think about the enormous impact of highwa
Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of difficulty allow for progressive skill improvement.
Energy Workshop: Strategic Energy Planning
This workshop will assist organizations by helping them understand their operational choices in terms of energy supply and market pricing. Be prepared to take take advantage of new pricing options and efficient technologies, obtain financial incentives and focus budget dollars on core operations.
Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening
This site revisits the life and work of this 19th-century Louisiana author whose story of a woman's self-realization, The Awakening, shocked the Victorian establishment and devastated her own career.
24. How To Host An Italian Theme Party (HTI)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com! Our longtime friend and LearnItalianPod.com supporter JeanPaul from Boca Raton, Florida, wrote us a wonderful email. He says: "I'm planning to throw an Italian theme party... Imagine, a bunch of people fanatic about Italy coming to my house... How do I make it real? How do I make them feel like [...]
25. How (Not) To Argue With Style (HTI)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com! Carla, a longtime LearnItalianPod VIP subscriber from Aspen, Oregon, sent us the most unusual request ever. She says "I've been with my Italian fiance' Luca for two years. We're really in love, and we're planning to get married soon. Only thing I don't like about him, he's often late, and when [...]
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
Management of Libraries and Information Services, Winter 2009
Information practice demands knowledge of all aspects of management and service delivery. This course introduces selected theories, principles and techniques of contemporary management science, and organizational behavior and their application to libraries and information services. Students develop skills in planning, organizing, personnel management, financial management, leading, marketing, stakeholder management, and coordinating functions in libraries and information services. Students also
246 GG Show, Don't Tell
Many writers will be told they should "show, not tell." Learn what exactly "show, don't tell" means and gives you tips on how to create images for your readers in your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
How is a Human Vacation Like an Animal Migration?
When people travel, a great deal of planning and preparation take place. Explore the similarities and difference between human and animal journeys.
These materials were developed as part of the Capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa initiative which was funded by IDRC and coordinated by APC.Training units Network planning, WiMax and non standard solutions, Energy for telecommunications systems, VoIP, Long distance wireless link, Community, gender and technology and Sustainability strategies were developed between 2007 and 2008 as part of the project TRICALCAR which was funded by ICA and coordinated by Wilac.net. Thi
Basic research methods
This unit covers basic research methods in an easily accessible way, and includes research tips and pros and cons for each method. It also takes learners through a step-by-step approach to planning research.
Conflict resolution: "Back Home Action Planning"
This "Back Home Action Planning" unit offers an opportunity for individuals to plan how they will apply their new Cooperative Problem Solving skills in their back-home environment.
Introduction to Digital Media Archiving
This unit provides an introduction to digital archiving and issues to take into consideration when planning an archive. It is aimed primarily at community media producers, but should be of wider interest.
Strategic technology planning for community radio
This unit introduces the learner to the strategic technology planning process for community radio development.
Fun and Interesting Careers that use Math and Science
Students will discuss the need for math/science in the dangerous career of "stunt people" for movies.