Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
eXe User Manual
The eLearning XHTML editor (eXe) is an authoring environment to assist teachers and academics in the design, development and publishing of web-based learning and teaching materials without the need to become proficient in HTML or complicated web-publishing applications. eXe Authoring window showing a "Reading Activity" iDevice for the Wikipedia article on e-learningThe Web is a revolutionary educational tool because it presents teachers and learners with a technology that simultaneously provides
Speakers: Eduardo Pretell, Nick Triantos and Mark Cao - Organizational Leadership and Teamwork
Industrial Engineering. Spring 2007.Eduardo Pretell is VP of Marketing, Branders.com; Nick Triantos is former Chief Software Architect, NVIDIA; Mark Cao is Co-Founder, Vice President of China Operations, Quintic Holdings and General Manager, Quintic (Beijing). Qualitative management principles and techniques used to maximize labor productivity, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance in work settings. Topics covered include job attitudes, person-job fit, worker motivation, leadersh
This course provides an introduction to stochastic processes in communications, signal processing, digital and computer systems, and control. Topics include continuous and discrete random processes, correlation and power spectral density, optimal filtering, Markov chains, and queuing theory.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
In the early 1960s, the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics started a revolution in the earth sciences. Since then, scientists have verified and refined this theory, and now have a much better understanding of how our planet has been shaped by plate-tectonic processes. We now know that, directly or indirectly, plate tectonics influences nearly all geologic processes, past and present. Indeed, the notion that the entire Earth's surface is continually shifting has profoundly changed the way
053 American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915: Artist Kara Walker Discusses "The Pow
October 12, 2009–January 24, 2010
Artist Kara Walker offers her interpretation of the painting The Power of Music by William Sidney Mount, on view in the exhibition "American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915."
Migrant Workers and Social Justice
Chinese migrant workers give insight into their status, lack of power and vulnerability in the new economic order in this video from Wide Angle.
Blackberry-Picking, by Seamus Heaney
Follow Irish poet Seamus Heaney through his poem, Blackberry-Picking, featured in this video segment from Poetry Breaks. Like many of Heaney's poems, Blackberry-Picking combines the power of memory and nature.
Engineering for the Earth
Young students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth's natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms. Key earth science topics include rocks, soils and minerals, water and natural resources, weather patterns and climatic regions, wind, erosion, landforms, and the harvesting of fossil fuels all presented from an engineering point-of-view. (See the Unit Overview section for a list of topics by lesson.) Through many hands-on activiti
Rolling Blackouts & Environmental Impact: What are our Electricity Options?
The goal is for the students to understand the environmental design considerations required when generating electricity. The electric power that we use every day at home and work is generated by a variety of power plants. Power plants are engineered to utilize the conversion of one form of energy to another. The main components of a power plant are an input source of energy that is used to turn large turbines, and a method to convert the turbine rotation into electricity. The input sources of en
Light a light bulb by waving a magnet. This demonstration of Faraday's Law shows you how to reduce your power bill at the expense of your grocery bill.
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
149 GG Top Five Pet Peeves of 2008
Stop the madness. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
229 GG Understanding Voice and Tone
A grammar expert offers Quick and Dirty Tips to help you identify your audience, understand the difference between voice and tone, and learn why voice and tone are important for your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
Beginner - Tickle me If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
MOLA: Seasonal Snow Variations on Mars, Medium Zoom out from Martian South Pole: False Color
This is a visualization of the topography near the Martian south pole as measured with the MOLA instrument. This particular animation shows a medium zoom out from the surface of the pole. The surface color is based on the elevation of the topography.
Fluid Analogy of Current, Resistance and Voltage
This is a simulation that shows how changes in the power of a pump, changes water flow.
Renewable Energy: Wind
This lesson introduces students to the uses of wind energy. Topics include a history of wind usage (grinding grain, pumping water, transportation), including the development of wind power in the United States and its more recent adaptations.
Total Ozone Emission
In this activity, students will analyze their nitrogen oxide emissions from all sources (including coal-fired power plants, natural gas combustion, gas-powered lawnmowers, etc.).
Renewable Energy: Hydropower
This lesson introduces students to the use of flowing or falling water (hydropower) to perform work, particularly electric power generation. Topics include the history of hydropower development, the invention of turbines and electric generators.