The Changing American Society
In the decades leading to the twenty-first century, American society underwent many changes that affected the way people lived and changed the face of America. Congress passed the Immigration Act in 1965 that removed restrictions based on natural origin, resulting in an increase in the number of immigrants coming to America. During the last two decades of the century nearly one million new immigrants entered the country every year. While the immigrants who had come to America in the 1800s and ea
Jenkins’ Farewell: Reflections on a Career at MIT
In conversation with William Uricchio, Henry Jenkins returns to reflect on his time at MIT and offers insights into MIT’s culture, his new life at USC, and the state of digital cultures, new media and collective intelligence.
Jenkins shares that complex feeling of loving and hating MIT, at the same time and often wit
Learning by Doing
Patricia Collins, Assistant Professor of the Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, discusses the importance of learning-by-doing. The learn-by-doing method permits students to take classroom lessons and immediately apply them on-the-job. This hands-on experience positions students for success in the highly competitive software industry.
CI Days 2010 at Purdue How can I use CI in the classroom?
CI Days 2010 at Purdue December 9, 2010 How can I use CI in the classroom? Successful classroom experiences from faculty using CI: Nancy Pelaez, Biological Sciences; Ralph Johnson, Forestry and Natural Resources; Mary Sadowski, Technology; Charles Calahan, Child Development and Family Studies and Karen Chang, Nursing
252 GG What Is Plagiarism?
Can you plagiarize yourself? Get Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/fogarty
The Nitrogen Cycle
Tim and Moby tells and explains how the Nitrogen Cycle is important to living things. The cartoon characters use simple language and examples to help explain the importance of nitrogen and the nitrogen cycle. The video is an appropriate introduction to the nitrogen cycle. Run time 04:19.
The MIT - AAAS Forum on Convergence
January 4, 2011 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Auditorium
Moderated by Dr. Alan Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science.
Panel I - The Promise of Convergence.
Panelists: Dr. Phillip Sharp, Dr. Tyler Jacks, Dr. Paula Hammond and Dr. Robert Langer.
Panel II - The Future of Biomedical Research and Medicine in the Age of Convergence
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Dr. Alan Guttmacher, Mr. Tom Kal
Introduction to Visual Data
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This object includes an evaluation of the status and role of visual data in research methods relating to sport, leisure and outdoor adventure. The argument is developed that there is scope for greater sophistication in the analysis of visual data, including mediated data. The claim is made that student research practice may benefit from the teaching of research methods that includes an emphasis on the analysis of visual data, in particular
A Brief Introduction to Semiotics
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This learning object may be viewed or listened to as an introductory piece concerning the role of semiotics in relation to research methods or as a starting point for understanding an approach to analysis usually associated with media/cultural studies that has applications to leisure and sport more generally. It may be useful to consume this learning object alongside the object about the status of visual data in the study of leisure and
Nasal vaccine against whooping cough
Despite large coverage with efficacious vaccines, whooping cough is still a major cause of global childhood morbidity and mortality. In an effort to solve this problem, the Child-Innovac programme has developed a new vaccine designed to be given as a single dose at birth in order to protect young children, under 6 months of age, which is the most vulnerable age group and not sufficiently protected by the current vaccines. The new vaccine is based on a novel concept of nasal administration of the
World Cup Special - David Beckham and footballing icons
Dr Andrew Parker discusses the role of the World Cup in producing sporting icons and talks about the case of David Beckham's transition from national disgrace to international superstar. Length: 17 min
This sing-along video features students performing a Rounding Rap song that describes the basic steps for rounding numbers. (2:40)
4.1 Your carbon footprint Most of this section requires you to continue using the Quick Carbon Calculator (linked in the box below). If you've completed the carbon calculator , you'll have a good idea of your carbon footprint and the relative contribution to the total load made by different components of consumption. You'll also know how your footprint compares to that of an average person in the UK. If you live outside the UK, you may have used a calculator that provides somewhat different information abo
Most of this section requires you to continue using the Quick Carbon Calculator (linked in the box below).
If you've completed the carbon calculator , you'll have a good idea of your carbon footprint and the relative contribution to the total load made by different components of consumption. You'll also know how your footprint compares to that of an average person in the UK.
If you live outside the UK, you may have used a calculator that provides somewhat different information abo
3 How heavy is your footprint? You've seen that individual and household carbon footprints vary widely both within and between countries. So, in this section you'll be working out your own carbon footprint using the computer-based calculator linked in the box below. This is the Quick version of this calculator. A more detailed and complete version is available when formally studying the Environment: journeys through a changing
You've seen that individual and household carbon footprints vary widely both within and between countries. So, in this section you'll be working out your own carbon footprint using the computer-based calculator linked in the box below. This is the Quick version of this calculator. A more detailed and complete version is available when formally studying the Environment: journeys through a changing
Writing and Literature at California College of the Arts (aka "The Creative Writer")
Situated in the Bay Area, CCA's Writing and Literature Program offers students the opportunity to cultivate their potential in an inspiring and intensive studio environment. Integrated into one of the country's premier art schools, students are able to approach writing as a living art alongside artists and designers who are passionately engaged in making. Because of the program's intimate size, students collaborate closely with a diverse faculty of actively publishing writers. In addition
FACES: Criminal Justice
A criminal justice major shares his thoughts about the program at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy
A discussion presented in cooperation with the American Music Therapy Association. Speaker Biography: Jayne Standley is director of the Music Therapy Program, Florida State University.
Marimba Linda Xelaju: Guatemalan Marimba Music from Maryland
Marimba Linda Xelaju performs traditional Guatemalan marimba. Speaker Biography: Marimba Linda Xelaju is family group that honors both tradition and innovation in its interpretation of the Guatemalan marimba. In Guatemala, playing the marimba has traditionally been a male pursuit. But Robert Gir??n has chosen to share his love and knowledge of the marimba with his daughters as well as his son, and the cherished music of his homeland today continues within a new context and community. In 1995, G
Suresh – Lesson 50: My autobiography
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