When the Audience Clicks: Buying Attention in the Digital Age
Discussion of media buying and the attention-creation industry - showing how the fixation on audiences' click-like behaviour is a disruptive institutional force, and how buyers' new approaches to attention are creating new forms of social discrimination. A huge part of the media business is about getting people's attention and proving it to advertisers. The goal is to present people with interesting stuff-articles, videos, music - so they will see commercial messages that ride along, and sometim
Kladifko, R., Li, J., and Dunlap, J. (October 2011). The School Principal: A Tough Job with Few Ta
Robert Kladifko, Jinyi Li, Jody Dunlap
An ever-challenging and increasing dilemma facing schools is finding qualified individuals who are willing to take school leadership positions. This s
"The Persistence of the 'Mythological' in Popular Hindi Cinema"
A talk by Philip Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies, University of Iowa. From the South Asia Seminar.
Estudios de dialectología Norteafricana y Andalusí (EDNA)
The academic journal for 'North African and Andalusian Dialectological Studies' (EDNA) is a publication from the Spanish 'Institute of Islamic and Near Eastern Studies'. The journal is devoted to the study of the Arabic language in the Western regions of Maghreb and Alandalús, thus combining studies on contemporary and historical issues of Arabic dialects in these regions. Available on the site is the full-text content for all issues published between 1996 and 2004. Although Spanish is the main
CTPI: Public Square, December 2011
'The Public Square' is a public forum organised and hosted by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues where a panel of experts discuss current affairs. December 2011. The panelists this time are: Clare Curran; Shane Gallagher; Janine Hayward; and Michael Woodhouse.
The Jahiliyya Factor?: Fighting Muslims' Cultural Resistance to Nonviolence
Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand presents Annual Peace lecture - Overcoming cultural resistance to non-violence. Lecture given Jul 12, 2010.
FLJS part 4: The Relationship between Political and Judicial Branches
Aharon Barak discusses how the political and judicial branches of government balance their sometimes conflicting interests with the rights of the citizens. Part 4 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture.
International development : inside China
This section of the online teaching resource from the Open University concentrates upon giving a basic economic, social and political background to modern mainland China. From the main page, users may access textual information on: the influence of China on energy policy in Ghana; the Chinese education system; the economy's impact on the environment; and Chinese social freedoms. The two largest sections of the resource concentrate on China's school system, and an extended lecture on China's econ
Disability Studies: Professor Patricia O’Brien – Every Body In or Everybody In? . . . Is it the
Professor Patricia O’Brien, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney presents a keynote lecture ‘Every Body In or Everybody in? . . . Is it the same or different?’ at the Disability Studies: Every Body In, inaugural conference. 30 November 2011.
Living in Moscow - History and Culture
This 3:39 long video shows a brief history of the city with the majority as a travel oriented sales pitch. The value here is in the images that are provided that show the people of the city and the significant buildings.
From Weblogs to Twitter: How Did We Get Where We Are Today and What Are the Main Impacts To Date?
What are the most important milestones in the evolution of social media? What factors have shaped their successes and limitations? Although the dates of the earliest 'weblog' are a matter of some debate, the majority of their growth in popularity has arisen over the past ten years. What are the most important milestones in that process of evolution, and what are the factors that have shaped the successes and limitations of social media? Why (if at all) should we expect them to have an inherentl
Amusement Park Physics: Interactive Game
This is a complex series of choice a student makes in design rides. The site provides feedback on the student's choice. It could be used as a group activity or individual, but the directions must be read first. Free registration may be required.
Rome 1960: The Games of the XVII Olympiad The Games of the XVII Olympiad, from Rome, Italy. Video shows a picture of Wilma Rudolph and a few other facts about the games. There is no speaking in this video, the Olympic Theme plays in the background. (1:14)
The Games of the XVII Olympiad, from Rome, Italy. Video shows a picture of Wilma Rudolph and a few other facts about the games. There is no speaking in this video, the Olympic Theme plays in the background. (1:14)
Tokyo 1964: The Games of the XVIII Olympiad
The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, from Tokyo, Japan. These were the first Games held in Asia. Video shows pictures of the Olympic flame and gives a little information about the games. There is no speaking in this video, the Olympic Theme plays in the background. (1:38)
#265: Brain traces: Neurobiology's emerging insights into schizophrenia and its treatment A history of Russian punk E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet Constructing a Median 17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion (MIT) Checklist - Work Placement
In this episode Ivan talks about the development of the Russian scene and the relationship between punk and the political and social establishment.
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
A median is a line segment from the vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side in a triangle. In every type of triangle, the median will be contained within the polygon, unlike altitudes which can lie outside the triangle. This video describes how to construct a median by first finding the midpoint of the side opposite the desired vertex and then using a straight edge to connect the midpoint and the vertex. (1:53)
This course provides an introduction to the vast literature devoted to public opinion. In the next 12 weeks, we will survey the major theoretical approaches and empirical research in the field of political behavior (though we will only tangentially discuss political participation and voting). For the most part we will focus on American public opinion, though some of the work we will read is comparative in nature.
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
A history of Russian punk
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
Constructing a Median
17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion (MIT)
Checklist - Work Placement