The Kepler Mission: Searching for Other Earths in the Cosmos
Dr Fanson speaks about the Kepler project, NASA's first mission capable of discovering Earth-size planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. Scheduled for launch in early 2009, Kepler seeks to answer an age-old question: Are there other habitable worlds in the cosmos? The centuries-old quest for other worlds like our Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of giant planets like Jupiter orbiting stars beyond our solar system. With the e
ANSO 303-01, Medical Sociology, Fall 2006
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,Medical sociology is the theoretical, empirical and applied study of the social dimensions of health, illness, disease and the provision and consumption of health care. Topics that will be covered in this course include epidemiology, social demography of health, the relationship between social stress and health, health and illness behavior, the sick role, the physician-patient relationship, the
Career skills in economics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 Careers skills is a compulsory module for all Year 2 Economics students. It is not available to students from outside the School. It is one of a number of modules that make up the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Nottingham Advantage Award is a new initiative focusing on student skills, employability and personal and academic development. Initially created for undergraduate students,
Design in Nature [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Coakley, Professor John Cottingham, Professor John Worrall | The idea that nature displays an inherent purpose, and more generally the hand of a wise designer, may have suffered a blow from Darwinian science, but it seems not to have been a death-blow. Indeed, from both academic and popular wings of theist opinion there is still considerable interest in arguments from design. The classic arguments contended that the natural world is so complex and suited to our surviv
Contribution à lingénierie des systèmes conseillers : une approche méthodologique fondée sur
An advisor system is a system that proposes a just-in-time first-line help to the users of a given software, on the basis of an analysis of the actions and productions of the user. Within the Licef laboratory, two different types of advisor systems are developed: advisor systems dedicated to students using the Web-based interactive learning environments developed with Explor@ and advisor agents dedicated to courseware designers using the course design methodology MISA and its Internet-based work
From Questions to Queries
The extension of (Internet) databases forces everyone to become more familiar with techniques of data storage and retrieval because users success often depends on their ability to pose right questions and to be able to interpret their answers. University programs pay more attention to developing database programming skills than to data exploitation skills. To educate our students to become database users, the authors intensively exploit supportive tools simplifying the production of databa
The methodical approach to e-portfolio content formation
The paper develops a methodical approach to e-portfolio content formation. It includes several positions: application e-portfolio for different users category; substantiation of criteria for e-portfolio formations; design of curriculum and materials structure, which adequate to criteria set; developing complex project for realizing practical competences.
Publication output from the 2007/2008 OpeningScholarship project which ran in the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) at the University of Cape Town. The main aim of this project was to explore the opportunities that information communication technologies and open dissemination models could offer for enhanced communication and more effective knowledge dissemination at UCT.
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part I
This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing This type of policing is located within communities rather than within either the state or private security Irvin Kinnes looks at methods of nonstate forms of justice and policing in communities in South Africa giving a historical overview and discussing the challenges facedLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teac
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH) - Modules 1 and 2
First two modules of a two year part-time flexible distance learning course aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health. It includes a residential block release component which consists of between 3 or 4 weeks over the two year cycle for practicum. There will be substantial requirements for homework in the form of assignments and project related work, expected self-directed learning and distance communication between students and teachers extending over the two y
Research how plants in your area can be used to indicate climate change. Project BudBurst is a U.S. field study campaign that engages citizen scientists in making careful observations of the phenological events such as first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, ...
Peer Review of Teaching - Course Portfolio
In this course portfolio, Dan Bernstein reports on changes he has made over three semesters in a psychology course on learning. He has succeeded in getting more students to achieve higher levels of understanding by changing the assessment from short abstract essay questions to problems that asked students to apply concepts in new contexts, and providing web-based opportunities for students to identify what makes some answers better than others. The portfolio includes examples of the assessments
Läänemere projekti ehk BSP (Baltic Sea Project) kodulehekülg oma kataloogide, õppematerjalide ja väljaannete ning koolide tegevuse kirjeldustega. Vaadata saab selle üle 20 Eestigi kooli (ja üle 200 Euroopa) hõlmava projekti tegevuse tulemusi, väljaandeid, uudisi jm.
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
This title contains a book length poem by Susan Johanknecht concerning reef fossils, vintage armour, and nuclear waste. It is letterpress printed, inked and blind, handset 24 point Gill Sans type surrounded with blind printed dingbats. It has Laid Arches paper french-folded and sewn, housed in a builder's plastic sleeve. This edition has 80 copies.
Jill Katte & Jacqueline Reid, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Jill Katte is the Digital Collections Program Coordinator for the Duke University Library, and is the Project Manager for the AdViews project. Jacqueline Reid is the Director of the Duke University Library's Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, which holds the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles archives, among other advertising-related collections. View the AdVie
Roy Bostock, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Roy Bostock is the former CEO of D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles and current chairman of Yahoo!. Mr. Bostock started with Benton & Bowles in 1964, and worked with many of the clients whose commercials are featured in this project. View the AdViews collection online: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews
Skip Elsheimer, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Skip Elsheimer is the founder of A/V Geeks, a repository of 22,000 vintage educational films, and is the technical expert responsible for digitizing the film reels of D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles commercials found in the AdViews project. View the AdViews collection online: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews
Office XP for Business
Manual to support students in using the Microsoft Office XP operating system and the Microsoft Office 2003 software suite. In many developing countries IS textbooks tend to be expensive despite the best and, I believe, sincere efforts of educational publishers to keep their developing country rates as low as humanly possible. This book (except for the Access section) has been released under the Creative Commons license, i.e. it is freely available for (educational) use to anyone who wants it.
Unions and the MWRA
Deborah Wang reports on a labor dispute concerning the Boston Harbor Cleanup project. Wang notes that labor have signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Wang reports that the unions have promised not to strike if the MWRA agrees to hire only union workers for the ...