Boiler Bytes: Mixable blends Facebook with academics to improve student success
A new application lets university students create online study groups within Facebook, and lets the participants synch and share documents via Dropbox. The idea is to blend students' social and academic lives into a more engaged learning experience. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2010/100928BowenMixable.html
Students speak at climate conference
Students weigh in at climate conference in Mexico, UN agency says greenhouse gasses a real threat.
Popular responses to the South African War, 1899–1902
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the political leaders, interested in the issue of expansion? Was such interest evident only among certain sections of the community? Was it predominantly an enthusiasm for empire or not? We shall also try to identify some of the reasons underlying the nature of the response. And we shall be interested in how far politicians found it worth their while to â
21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT)
Drawing in part from their own interests and ideas, students write about science within a broad cultural context. Students employ a broad repertoire of literary tools, such as narrative, scene-setting, and attention to larger issues of structure. Students study the work of other science writers, but subject's focus is less critical and analytical than synthetical -- on creating works of substance, grace, and flow that have science and technology as their subjects. From the course home page: Th
Boiler Bytes: Changes found in football players thought to be concussion-free
A study by researchers at Purdue University suggests that some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2010/101007NaumanFootball.html
Independent Prosecutors and Democratic Accountability
Public prosecutors must be free from political influence to command confidence. But if they are not answerable to politicians, how are they accountable to the public for their work?
Cute Counting Sheep
This is a very nice counting video. It is fun and playful! This computer animated video has music while the narrator counts the sheep. Numbers are also written on the screen. Run time 01:10
Geraldine the Giraffe Learns All About the Letter /V/
In this cute video, Geraldine the Giraffe learns all about the letter /v/. She learns to form the sound correctly and then searches her house for items that begin with the letter /v/. She finds vegetables, vacuum, and vase. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review alphabet letter sounds in the classroom. (4:14)
US History I
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Hand Washing with Soapy
An animated video to help children prevent the spread of germs, and other nasty things
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Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
The relationship between management accounting, profitability and operations...
The relationship between management accounting, profitability and operations in an uncertain world. Evidence from literature and practice. Executive Doctorate (DBA) alumnus Philip Smith discusses the programme and the impact of his research with Toby Thompson. LinkedIn Profile: http://linkd.in/ex8GH2
DBA supervisor perspective: The Strategic Management of Stakeholder Relationships...
DBA supervisor perspective: The Strategic Management of Stakeholder Relationships in a Not for Profit (NfP) Organisation. Prof Simon Knox talks about the doctoral research of Dr Colin Gruar and impact that the Executive Doctorate (DBA) programme had on him.
DBA supervisor perspective: The economical appraisal of transport projects...
DBA supervisor perspective: The economical appraisal of transport projects: The incorporation of disabled access. Dr John Towriss talks about the doctoral research of Dr Alice Maynard and impact that the Executive Doctorate (DBA) programme had on her.
Looking at 20th Century Art through the Eyes of a Physicist
Physicist and art collector Walter Lewin shares his personal insights into major works of art from the first quarter of the 20th century.
Known in the hallways of building 37 for his famous art contests, Lewin succumbs to pressure from students and colleagues to give this lecture as part of an IAP event in advance of trips to t
Organisational capabilities for enhancing the goal-setting process for pharmaceutical sales forces
Executive Doctorate (DBA) alumnus Gabriel Morelli discusses the impact of the programme and his research with Toby Thompson. LinkedIn Profile: http://linkd.in/gOSv6O
DBA supervisor perspective: How organisations work together to build a sustainable supply chain...
DBA supervisor perspective: How organisations work together to build a sustainable supply chain: The case of Nespresso Prof Richard Wilding talks about the doctoral research of Dr Gabriela Alvarez and impact that the Executive Doctorate (DBA) programme had on her.
Online Science-athon: Catching Sunshine
The Online Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are engaging and fun, easy for teachers to incorporate into their teaching, and instructive. Students doing Catching Sunshine decide on a container -- tin can, cardboard box, plastic bucket, paper bag, or similar object -- to use as a solar collector. Then they determine ho
11.235 Analyzing Projects and Organizations (MIT)
This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience.
13. Constitutional Impasse (October 27, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, Samuel Adams, trotskyite, parliament, legislate, British, economic, commercial, historiography, neo progressive, Qua