The devil's in the details - regulating financial innovation
With elections in India in a few months, the war on terror must be squarely at the centre of the political agenda. Not far away will be regulation of finance. As Sonia Gandhi put it, the poor had nothing to do with fancy sounding financial instruments. The livelihoods of the poor are at great risk now that financial globalisation has spread the damaging effects of some types of innovative finance across the world. Dr Paul Kattuman looks at the unintended consequences of complex, unproven financi
Multiple Sketch Users in DDDoolz
This paper presents DDDoolz, a desktop-VR three-dimensional voxel sketchtool. DDDoolz is developed in the Design Systems Group to explore the use of Virtual Reality technology in the early design stage. The aim is to offer a sketch-like environment in VR with an unobtrusive interface. The paper presents DDDoolz, how it is used in education and with partners in architectural practice, and some future developments. As an extension to current functionality, the possibility of multiple users at the
A Jewish soldier in the British Army, and Holocaust survivor talk about the La Spezia Affair
http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/dp_camps_italy/index.asp The exhibition “DP Camps and Hachsharot in Italy after the War”, brings the story of the many thousands of Holocaust survivors in the dozens of DP camps that operated in Italy after World War II. While these camps served as temporary transit stations for the survivors, it was there that they also started to cope with the enormity of their loss, at the same time preparing themselves for a new chapter in their lives with the
Human-Artificial Ecosystems: Searching for a Language
The most recent advances of artificial life scientific research are opening up a new frontier: the creation of simulated life environments populated by autonomous agents. In these environments artificial beings can interact, reproduce and evolve [4, 6, 15], and can be seen as laboratories toexplore the emergence of social behaviors like competition, cooperation, relationships and communication [3, 5, 7] . It is still not possible to approach a reasonable simulation of the incredible complexity o
24 - Retreat from Reconstruction: the Grant Era and Paths to "Southern Redemption"
This lecture opens with a discussion of the myriad moments at which historians have declared an "end" to Reconstruction, before shifting to the myth and reality of "Carpetbag rule" in the Reconstruction South. Popularized by Lost Cause apologists and biased historians, this myth suggests that the southern governments of the Reconstruction era were dominated by unscrupulous and criminal Yankees who relied on the ignorant black vote to rob and despoil the innocent South. The reality, of course, di
Experimental Design Methods - A Review
Experimental design methods are applied in all phases of the design process and by almost every party involved in the design process. In this paper, we aim to give an overview of the background, applications, and technologies involved. A limited simple metric is introduced for assessing the degree of innovation. Future developments are outlined.
12 - "And the War Came," 1861: The Sumter Crisis, Comparative Strategies
After finishing with his survey of the manner in which historians have explained the coming of the Civil War, Professor Blight focuses on Fort Sumter. After months of political maneuvering, the Civil War began when Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, in the harbor outside Charleston, SC. The declaration of hostilities prompted four more states--Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas--to secede. Professor Blight closes the lecture with a brief discussion of some of the forces that motiv
Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs
This edited collection sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, methods and tools. Through their accounts of projects, leading researchers present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.
Apply principles of game design to a media product
This learning object encompasses the competency involved in developing and implementing skills and knowledge required to design games and document the process for developing them. It involves identifying project requirements, researching and generating ideas, selecting a game genre, drafting and finalising design documents.
Apply principles of instructional design to a multimedia product
This learning object encompasses the competency involved in developing and implementing skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of instructional design to a multimedia product. It involves interpreting a brief, conducting research, generating ideas, selecting a model, composing and evaluating the product.
Originate and develop the concept
This learning object encompasses the competency required to originate a project in film, television, radio or multimedia and develop the concept to that stage where it becomes the basis of a creative and effective production. It involves clarifying creative ideas, investigating and evaluating possible approaches, then developing the concept.
Preparing and undertaking a photo shoot
Practical exercise designed to develop skills in planning for a photo shoot around a predetermined theme. Practical learning includes understanding the client brief, preparing for a photo shoot, checking equipment, understanding framing for different situations and lighting, lighting, shooting images outdoors, tips for controlling images, and some ideas for photo shoots.
Learning outcomes After studying this course, you should be able to: demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of storage media for digital data understand the basic concepts of electrical voltage and resistance, and the parameters used to specify batteries demonstrate an overview of the historical development of ICT in video recording, newsgathering and new dissemination compare the merits of different media as sources of news disc
After studying this course, you should be able to:
demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of storage media for digital data
understand the basic concepts of electrical voltage and resistance, and the parameters used to specify batteries
demonstrate an overview of the historical development of ICT in video recording, newsgathering and new dissemination
compare the merits of different media as sources of news
Day 1. The 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education, Tuesday July 8, 2014
The 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education: Through Our Own Lens: Reflecting on the Holocaust from Generation to Generation, Schedule: Tuesday July 8, 2014 27:30 Opening Remarks Chairperson: Dorit Novak, Director General, Yad Vashem 35:54 Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Lily Safra Chair of Holocaust Education,Director, ISHS, Yad Vashem 49:50 Topic: Passing the Legacy on from Generation to Generation Avner Shalev, Chairman, Yad Vashem Directorate 02:09:40 Topic: The 1st Generation: From Testimo
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Indian political economy: student handout
This is the student handout for a module in Indian political economy forming part of the MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford, by Barbara Harriss-White of the University of Oxford. Students are not presumed to have previous knowledge of economics.
Announcing on High
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Introducing Regional Integration
This course is designed as a general introduction to regional integration, and is particularly aimed at non-specialists. It reviews some of the main definitions of what constitutes a region, and identifies the basic concepts and approaches to integration. The course portrays both the diversity and the hierarchical nature of regionalism, and calls attention to the motivations that lead groups of states and regions to elect for one particular form of regional cooperation over another. The course
Delivering Sustainable Development
(complete 12 unit module with HTML navigation)
This module opens with a review of changes in the contemporary world political economy and their implications for sustainable development. One of the most important factors generating change is globalisation and we examine the ideologies and institutions which serve to integrate all regions and peoples more intensely than ever before. The relationship between patterns of globalisation and endemic poverty and various environmental crises is examined to illustrate the contours of some of the most