I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Douglas Edwards | Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to a wheelbarrow. No academic analysis or bystander's account can capture it. Now Douglas Edwards, Employee Number 59, takes us inside the Googleplex for the closest look you can get without an ID card, giving us a chance to fully experience the potent mix of camaraderie and competition that makes up the company that changed the world. Edwards, Google's first director of marketing and brand manageme
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Conflict and displacement in Southern Sudan
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's seventh Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011. This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's first Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 18th May 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Jon Bennett, spoke on the subject of 'Conflict and displacement in Southern Sudan: findings from a new evaluation of international assistance'.
victorian government policies towards improving school administration and student performance
Victoria in Australia is one of the schools systems which encouraged schools to develop more open school cultures supported by school committees, clubs and councils with community representatives since 1958. In the early 1970s, school administration was decentralized into several regions by posting bureaucrats with delegated authority to the newly created regions. In 1976, mandatory, corporate governing body-type school councils were established based on the Education (School Councils) Act of 19
Rob Abel - Open Source and Open Standards
Rob Abel's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he relays a few thoughts on the relationship between open source software that supports teaching and learning and open standards for data and application interoperability in the same space.
Homework Help - How to improve study habits
This interview stresses some basics of helping students get organized such as finding a place to work that is well equipped, best times to do homework, talking to teacher about time to do homework, and the importance of a structure including time limits. Also mentioned not correcting homework so that the teacher knows what needs to be reviewed. The video is about five minutes and well worth showing.
Seminar 2- USAWC Distance Education Class of 2011
One more challenge faced the senior officers as they celebrated completion of two years of internet-based studies at the Army War College's distance education program. The largest graduation class in college history received their diplomas on a day of record-breaking heat, July 22, at historic Carlisle Barracks.
First Images from Landsat 7: Flying Down I-90 to Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Flying down Interstate 90 to Sioux Falls, South Dakota using an image from Landsat 7 taken April 22, 1999
1.2 A framing paradox: experiencing nature with cognitive tools
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
Career Expo at CCA
The Career Expo at California College of the Arts is a private job fair aimed specifically at CCA's emerging student and alumni populations of artists, writers, designers, and thinkers, and the potential employers who value them. Attendees receive invaluable information about potential internships, part- and full-time positions, freelance work, and more! Video produced by Edward Hayden (BFA Film Program, 2011) Design by CCA Graphic Design student Matt Delbridge (Sputnik Design Studio) Learn m
An ecological pyramid (or trophic pyramid) is a graphical representation designed to show the biomass or productivity at each trophic level in a given ecosystem. Biomass pyramids show the abundance or biomass of organisms at each trophic level, while productivity pyramids show the production or turnover in biomass. Ecological pyramids begin with producers on the bottom (such as plants) and proceed through the various trophic levels (such as herbivores that eat plants, then carnivores that eat he
Carbon Cycle Cartoon
This animation explains the carbon cycle and humans' conbritution to it. by Sofia (Climate Champion, 2006). (04:36)
Thomas Pederson: Responding to the Climate Change Challenge
Thomas Pedersen Professor and Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions University of Victoria, B.C. This lecture is part of SFU's 2011 global warming seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective". Regardless of one's perspective the effects of global warming are a quantifiable set of environmental results. That is why the SFU Dean of Science Office invited some of the world's leading scientists to present results of their research in this six-part series of talks. Th
Israel air strikes kill 7 in Gaza
Hamas says seven gunmen killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza which Israel launched in retaliation for rocket attacks. Katie Sargent reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160
Understanding "Austrian" Economics [This article originally appeared in the Freeman, February 1981.] "Austrian" economics owes its name to the historical fact that it was founded and first elaborated by three Austrians: Carl Menger (1840–1921), Friedrich von Wieser (1851–1926), and Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (1851-1914). The latter two built on Menger, thou
[This article originally appeared in the Freeman, February 1981.]
"Austrian" economics owes its name to the historical fact that it was founded and first elaborated by three Austrians: Carl Menger (1840–1921), Friedrich von Wieser (1851–1926), and Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (1851-1914). The latter two built on Menger, thou
Clashes in Chile
July 28 - Chilean students clash with police in latest in a series of protests over education budgets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Torture, Human Rights and Terrorism
A panel discussion sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley's Center of Latin American Studies in conjunction with the center's exhibit of Abu Ghraib paintings by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Panelists include: - Aryeh Neier, president of George Soros' Open Society Institute, adjunct professor of law at New York University, and founder of Human Rights Watch. - Jose Zalaquett, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, law professor and co-director of the Hu
This collection of images shows several types of plant seeds, each with a different mechanism for dispersing from the parent plant.
Tips for Running an Elementary Classroom
An elementary teacher gives a tour of her classroom in this video. She explains her behavior mangement system and gives tips for organizing an elementary classroom. ( 5:19)