Making Connections: Documenting Competencies with ePortfolio
A professor demonstrates the format and usefulness of ePortfolios by sharing her teaching portfolio, which documents her competency as a higher education teacher. Her students use this model as they begin to integrate their knowledge, documenting their own competency in history.
Poker and Strategic Thinking
In this course we will work from the idea that there is merit in a poker way of thinking when analyzing real life situations. We think the skills important to playing winning poker, and ideas behind these skills, have merit in other fields. The goals of the course are to introduce the use of ideas from the poker world in skills of life, business, politics and international relations. We will specifically delve into the use of poker in: 1.Strategic thinking 2.Game Theory, Risk and Business 3.So
Introduction to Cyberpunk Literature
This course covers the works of the four major writers of cyberpunk: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and Pat Cadigan. Other theoretical and scholarly texts that articulate cyberpunk as a site of intellectual and literary investigation will be read and will inform discussions . Popular films (Blade Runner and The Matrix) which are good examples of cyberpunk films are will also be referred to. The thematic concerns of cyberpunk, that speak directly to contemporary issues like gl
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
George Washington Appoints First Marshals, 1789
This site tells the history of the U.S. Marshal service and explains how the Marshals' role in law enforcement has evolved over time.
Atheists On Religion.
For the last 150 years or so European philosophers and sociologists have tended to regard religion as just one more pre-scientific myth and superstition that has had its day, and likely to wither on the vine of History. This view, the secularization thesis, seems today to be in poor shape. Not only does there appear to be no sign of withering, still less a clear path of scientific and rational progress, but religion seems to be reviving. Classic atheist criticisms of religion tend today to sound
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
History of Science Images
History of Science Images
Micro-organismen : Lesvoorbereiding en cursus Naast een uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding vind je hier ook een cursus over ziekteverwekkende micro-organismen: bacteriën, schimmels, virussen en protozoa. Naast de theorie zijn er instapoefeningen, groepsopdrachten en ook oplossingen te …
Naast een uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding vind je hier ook een cursus over ziekteverwekkende micro-organismen: bacteriën, schimmels, virussen en protozoa. Naast de theorie zijn er instapoefeningen, groepsopdrachten en ook oplossingen te …
Verbanden : Soorten en technieken Uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding en cursus over: verbanden/techniek voor het aanleggen van verschillende soorten verbanden: het spiraalverband, het scharnierverband, het kruisverband aan de voet en aan de hand. …
Uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding en cursus over: verbanden/techniek voor het aanleggen van verschillende soorten verbanden: het spiraalverband, het scharnierverband, het kruisverband aan de voet en aan de hand. …
Biofilms 1 Tech Paper Presentation 2/5
Herrington et al., 2010: paper presented by Biofilms 1 team in 20.380, Spring 2011
Biofilms 1 Tech Paper Presentation 4/5
Herrington et al., 2010: paper presented by Biofilms 1 team in 20.380, Spring 2011 (Q&A)
The Law of Cosines
One method for solving for a missing length or angle of a triangle is by using the law of cosines. The law of cosines, unlike the law of sines, is similar to the Pythagorean theorem, but it works for all triangles, not just right triangles. In order to understand how to use the law of cosines effectively, one must understand the cosine function and inverse trigonometric functions. (1:21)
15 Feb 2011: U.S. Human Spaceflight: Continuity and Stability
On Feb. 1, 2010, the Obama administration announced its plan to develop a new commercial manned spaceflight capability; NASA subsequently awarded $50 million in grants to five private firms as a first step to implement the vision of turning over space transportation to the commercial sector. Virginia A. Barnes, president and CEO of United Space Alliance, and George Jeffs, a member of the Space Shuttle Management Independent Review Team, will lead a panel discussion on the viability of flying the
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
STS-133 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 5
A video recap of flight day 5 of the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
Declaration of Independence
This 2:07 video is about the circumstances about the writing of the
Declaration of Independence as written by Thomas Jefferson. It gives some background and mentions those who influnced its contents. A brief overview.
Civil Rights Movement
This three minute offers images of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. There are excerpts from leading figures of the time and some compelling photos.
Landslide levels La Paz neighborhood
A massive landslide tears through a neighborhood on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, wiping out a hillside community and leaving thousands homeless.