2.2 Everyday scenes
To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this unit we explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?
Behind the Scenes at PDC 2010 PDC may happen physically here in Redmond, but it's really a global event and all of the sessions PLUS the Channel 9 LIVE feed was streamed out over the net. In addition to the content being available immediately, we also translated it live to Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and French. While it look simple and seamless to the viewer, there is a lot of hard work going on behing the scenes to make this all possible. Here's how it's done!
PDC may happen physically here in Redmond, but it's really a global event and all of the sessions PLUS the Channel 9 LIVE feed was streamed out over the net. In addition to the content being available immediately, we also translated it live to Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and French. While it look simple and seamless to the viewer, there is a lot of hard work going on behing the scenes to make this all possible. Here's how it's done!Author(s):
News #54 - Behind the Scenes Part 2: Your Questions Answered!
In our last Innovative Language news lesson, we gave you our history and background. Was it glamorous as you hoped it’d be? Well, we’ve come a long way since recording our very first lesson back in 2005. Along the way, we’ve made some great friends, produced over 8,000 lessons and we [...]
Social science research ethics
This site has been created by School of Health and Medicine (Division of Health Research), Lancaster University from the materials used in an ESRC funded Research Development Initiative on Training Researchers in Ethics and Ethical Practice in Social Science Research. It aims to provide new researchers with a set of resources to enable them to undertake ethically sound research. The site is arranged around 8 core themes: ethical review processes; ethical issues in the global context; ethical and
Spartan Sagas: Randy Smith
For James Madison College alumnus Randy Smith, being a Spartan is about pride and community. Smith says he is proud of Michigan State because of its land-grant tradition of serving the community and educating the community. Although he now lives out of state, Smith still feels a sense of community with Spartans across the nation when he hears the familiar "Go Green!" "Spartans as a group of people are friendly, open, and honest." Spartans--alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Have your own S
A ‘naive response’ to economic growth?
With many economies expected to begin posting growth again this year, the group executive director and CEO of wholesale banking at Standard Chartered Bank has some words of caution: accepting GDP figures at face value “would be a naïve response”.
Symposium: One Hundred Years of All-India Muslim League - "Shibli and Early Years of Muslim League"
A talk by I.A. Zilli, Aligarh Muslim University. Sponsored by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.Author(s):
Raghda Shaheen: Bridging Two Worlds -- America and The Middle East
Raghda Shaheen, who works for the Dubai International Finance Centre, recently completed a four-week business and legal fellowship program at Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania law school. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and supported by America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST), teaches management, business and legal skills to women from the Middle East and North Africa. This year, 22 women from 11 countrie
Patient Success Story: Donald Upchurch
Donald Upchurch originally attributed a swollen lymph node in his neck to an oncoming cold. When the swelling didn't go down, he visited his doctor who diagnosed him with head and neck cancer. He was referred to the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center where his cancer was successfully treated. During his time at UMGCC, he participated in the clinical trial for the chemotherapy pill in addition to receiving standard chemotherapy and radiation. Related Links: A Cancer Journey in Phot
The Influence of Game Features on Collaborative Gaming: A Process-oriented approach
Game technology and design are creating powerful collaborative gaming experiences that can be exploited pedagogically. Building on a research trends from various fields, a process-oriented model is adopted to evaluate the instructional potential of games, considering both their surface and deep structure. Two experimental approaches are adopted. Through reflective evaluation the Neurocognitive skills employed, Perceived Competence Facilitation and Perceived usefulness of games are determ
New authoring frameworks for integrating collaborative learning technologies
This workshop is intended for CSCL researchers and/or their technologists who are interested in designing and then actually creating rich, interactive learning materials in a technology-enhanced environment. The workshop will present the work of two complementary approaches to the design of environments for collaborative, productive and open ended learning, such as collaborative inquiry learning and learning by design. Participants bring in their own issues and work on the design of learning env
Combining life history and life-course approaches in researching lifelong learning: some methodologi
Learning Lives is a large-scale longitudinal study into the learning biographies of adult learners, aged 25 and over. The aim of the project is to deepen understanding of the complexities of learning in the life-course whilst identifying, implementing and evaluating strategies for sustained positive impact upon learning opportunities, dispositions and practices and upon the empowerment of adult learners. From a methodological point of view, one of the more challenging dimensions of Learning Live
The role of awareness in the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy at key stage 2
Our starting point is that explicit understanding of key concepts will promote children’s progress in literacy. We argue that this depends on their teachers having explicit knowledge of the concepts which is translated into teaching practice. These ideas are explored in the context of the teaching of morphology and reading comprehension in 50 London primary schools. In our first study, teacher’s explicit awareness and practice of morphology and reading comprehension strategies are documented
Intensive quantities: why they matter to mathematics education
Ever since Piaget's (1952) classic work on number, a fundamental distinction has been drawn in the mathematics literature between extensive and intensive quantities. Extensive quantities (for example, volume, distance) are based on the logic of part-whole relations. Adding 20 decilitres of orange squash to 60 decilitres produces 80 decilitres of orange squash, since the whole is the sum of the parts. Intensive quantities (for example, density, speed) are based on the logic of co-variation. Addin
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 1 - Speci
The Early Years Transitions and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) project builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children’s progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years) (Sylva et al., 1999). Both the EPPE and EYTSEN research studies are funded by the DfES. The EYTSEN study explores evidence of possible special educatio
Duncanville Women's Club making handbags, 1925
Caption: "Duncanville Women's Club." May 1925.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph; 1216 x 895 pixels.
Russian-American Relations -- A Public Forum announcement
Recognition of the Soviet Union;George Bray; Myra Page; Ivory Cobb; Soviet Union;Announcement of a public forum to discuss Russian-American relations. Speakers include Myra Page.
Synthetic repurchase programs through put derivatives: theory and evidence
A Synthetic Repurchase is an open market share repurchase program enhanced with sales of put derivatives on the firm’s own stock. Microsoft, in 1999, using a synthetic repurchase program sold put derivatives on its own stock and received $766 million in premiums and, at the same time, signaled that it is a good-quality company and certified its future earnings. I present theoretical rationale that explains why a synthetic repurchase program provides an efficient signal about a firm’s future