What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber | Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis. This event examines the lessons that both economists and policymakers should learn in order to lessen the chance of future crises. Ben S. Bernanke was sworn in on February 1, 2006, as chairman and a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before his appointment as chairman, Dr
15.761 Operations Management (MIT)
This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. The course provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. We present the material in five modules: Operations Analysis Coordination and Planning Quality Management Project Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Cubic Spline Curve Fitting with Controlled End Conditions
Another method for cubic spline curve fitting. It is a more flexible version of a proven technique by using a set of end conditions suggested by Nutbourne. The advantages and disadvantages of several techniques are clarified and sample graphical output is given. The result should be of interest to users of inexpensive computer graphics equipment who are interested in improving passive graphical output
The design of the ESRC-TLRP 'Learning How to Learn' project
This paper, by Mary James, David Pedder, Paul Black, Dylan Wiliam and Robert McCormick, describes the design of a major development and research project within the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme. It outlines the project's aims to enhance teaching and learning in schools through innovative practice at classroom and school level, and through networking. It describes the assumptions and principles on which the design of the study was based and how the overall plan for the research ev
Two Tons of Tradition
A project involving more than two years of development culminates with an unveiling of a sculpture, but expands a Texas Tech tradition. The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) held a ceremony on the grounds of the Merket Alumni Center where it unveiled a 6-foot-3-inch bronze sculpture of the Texas Tech official class ring. Introduced in 1999, the official class ring is one of the most popular and fastest growing university traditions.
Gulf and Caribbean Wildlife
"The mix of moonlight, tide, and temperature triggers an extraordinary explosion of life in these waters. When the conditions are just right, divers can witness the reproduction of corals, snappers, yellowhead jawfish, and nurse sharks." (03:55)
6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation (MIT)
6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, perception, motor skills, color, attention, and errors) and using those capabilities to drive design techniques: task analysis, user-centered design, iterative design, usability guidelines, interaction styles, and graphic design principles. Implementation: Techniques for buildi
Consulting pupils about teaching and learning
Decades of calls for educational reform have not succeeded in making schools places where all young people want to and are able to learn. It is time to invite students to join the conversations about how we might accomplish that. (Cook-Sather, 2002) Consultation is about responding to that situation – about understanding what learning is like from the pupil perspective and trying to get bits of it better for different pupils and different groups of pupils. The Project was designed to re
ESD.36J System and Project Management (MIT)
The course is designed for students in the System Design and Management (SDM) program and therefore assumes that you already have a basic knowledge of project management. The objective is to introduce advanced methods and tools of project management in a realistic context such that they can be taken back to the workplace to improve management of development projects. In contrast to traditional courses on the subject we will emphasize scenarios that cannot be fully predicted such as task iteratio
2.71 Optics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered include geometrical optics: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry; wave optics: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Faunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, and space-bandwidth product. Emphasis is on analytical and numerical tools used in optical design. Graduate students are required to com
Slovo-ASO project: towards a digital library of South Slavic manuscripts
Slovo: Towards a Digital Library of South Slavic Manuscripts is the website of an international project which aims to: increase cooperation between academic institutions studying medieval Slavic monastic culture; develop a website on Balkan literary heritage; create internationally agreed standards for the electronic publishing, description and encoding of medieval Slavic manuscripts. Pages on individual monasteries offer all or some of the following: an overview of monastery history; a descript
Thames Discovery Programme - 2
Episode 2: FROG Field Training At Custom House -- Explore the archaeology and history of the Thames foreshore, London's biggest archaeological site, with our exciting Heritage Lottery funded project http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/
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The Journey of the Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Kim Polese discusses her experiences from 25 years in Silicon Valley, founding and leading groundbreaking technology projects and software companies. Polese shares stories from the trenches, lessons learned and insights about what it takes for a promising technology to become an innovation that changes the world.
Williamsburg's Indian School
The Indian School at the College of William and Mary was conceived for the religious conversion of Indians. Professor Jim Axtell shares the storied building's history.Author(s):
2.96 Management in Engineering (MIT)
This course serves as an introduction to engineering management. Topics include financial principles, management of innovation, engineering project planning and control, human factors, career planning, patents, and technical strategy. The case study method of instruction in this course emphasizes student participation in class discussion. This class was also offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.52. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department
Using Venn Diagrams to Solve Word Problems
The instructor shows how and when to use Venn Diagrams to solve word problems. He uses an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate the word problem that can be solved with Venn Diagrams. Urges students to label their charts and graphs. Teacher teaches clearly and provides good models. (5:34)
Robot carer offers company and security to 94-year-old grandmother
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe A robot that monitors the health of elderly people living alone and allows them to have face-to-face conversations with relatives or doctors is being tested in Rome by 94-year-old Grandma Lea. The makers of the GiraffPlus system say their robot can cut medical costs and let its elderly users maintain their independence. Matthew Stock reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters t
16.358J System Safety (MIT)
This course covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics covered include: the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, system and software hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects. It also in
City Dwelling and the Cultures of Migrant Urbanism
This Anthropology Departmental Seminar (19 October 2012), is presented by Professor Michael Keith, the Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, Oxford.