Individual and Social Assessment in a Global Distance Education
In the context of a growing globalization, encouraged, namely by distance education, we are asked to question the values that it conveys to local cultures. The evaluation procedures that we plan in our courses can thus become another mechanism of homogenization. In order to counter these disadvantages and to build distinct but interdependent local societies, I propose an analysis of evaluation as an ideological tool for the pereptuation of competition or for the construction of solidarity. This
Wars, Guns and Votes: democracy in dangerous places
Award-winning author Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the countries at the bottom of the world economy that are home to a billion people and asks why the democratic process in these countries so often fails.
Gillian Tett takes us inside the shadowy world of complex finance and derivatives and explains how the business of slicing and dicing debt led us to the devastating global credit crunch. Gillian Tett has worked as a journalist for the Financial Times for fifteen years. In 2008 she won the British Press Award for the Financial Journalist of the Year. This event marks the publication of her latest book Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a
Voodoo Histories: from the Protocols to 9-11
Why are people attracted to conspiracy theories and why are those theories are so damaging? David Aaronovitch is an award-winning journalist, who has worked in radio, television and newspapers in the UK since the early 1980s. This event marks the launch of his new book Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume II, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Calendar, Exhibit Schedules, Cover Illustration Description, S.A.C. Plans Middle East Tour, S.B.L Archive and Research Center Established at Claremont, Honor Roll of Patrons, Scythian Gold Display, Personalia
Using a Mobile Hoist. Part 6. Lifting from floor (Mobile Version)
This and related video clips demonstrate how to use a mobile sling and have been optimised for delivery on a mobile device.
What Harm Does Pathological Synchronization in Parkinson's Disease Do?
Like tuning in a station on the FM band of a radio, neuroscientists can detect the particular frequencies of our brains in action. And just as on the radio, a little noise and static is to be expected. In Parkinson’s Disease (PD), as Peter Brown and colleagues are finding, too much of a certain type of frequency is a bad t
MIT Corporation - Recent Graduate Election Process
This session offers recent and prospective graduates an opportunity to learn more about the Corporation's recent graduate election process.
Presenters include MIT Corporation Chairman, John S. Reed '61, SM '65 and 2011 Corporation Screening Committee Chair, David Berry '00, PhD '05.
Patient Success Story: Pat Tierney
After four years of nagging throat and ear problems, Pat Tierney was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the base of her tongue in 2008. She traveled from her home in Kentucky to several cancer centers around the country for opinions before deciding to be treated by Dr. William Regine in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore. In this video, she shares the story of how she navigated a difficult diagnosis and treatment, including 17
Return of the Mummy
After years in storage at the University of Toronto, a mummy from the ROM's Egyptian collection returns to the Museum. Gayle Gibson, ROM Educator and Egyptologist, introduces us to this young mummy and describes what we can learn about her life.
How to use document cameras in the classroom We are looking at buying a few document cameras for our library and junior classrooms next year and came acrosss this article by Jonathon Wylie at Brighthub.
We are looking at buying a few document cameras for our library and junior classrooms next year and came acrosss this article by Jonathon Wylie at Brighthub.
Lesson Plan: Surveying Data and Creating a Graph This is a single les
This is a single les
Maths Lesson Plan: Multiplication Quiz I came across this great slideshare would be a really good lead in activity before looking at multiplication. It would be ideally suited for students aged 8 - 12 years of age.
I came across this great slideshare would be a really good lead in activity before looking at multiplication. It would be ideally suited for students aged 8 - 12 years of age.
Show your Students How Google Works This tool is a bit like when you grab a glass of milk from the fridge and one of your kids asks where does milk come from? And you then realise that we often overlook the process behind some of the most commo
This tool is a bit like when you grab a glass of milk from the fridge and one of your kids asks where does milk come from? And you then realise that we often overlook the process behind some of the most commo
The World in 2050
By 2050 there will be far more of us: world population is predicted to be two billion higher than it is today. This rise, predominantly in the developing world, will engender major geopolitical shifts and tensions. By 2050 there will be far more of us: world population is predicted to be two billion higher than it is today. This rise, predominantly in the developing world, will engender major geopolitical shifts and tensions. Unless new and appropriate technologies are urgently adopted, rising d
Out of The Blue - Ep 213 Office of Tech Transfer
In an effort to help Michigan realize its economic potential, the Office of Technology Transfer works to speed the pace of innovation into the marketplace.
Meet the Spring 2014 Foundations Team
The spring 2014 Foundations Team warmly welcomes the newest class of T-birds.
University of Nottingham, resources from the business school