Are institutions missing the point by focusing on using OERs as marketing tools?
In this OER Mick Norman, Learning Technologist from the University of Kent, introduces and discusses 'Are institutions missing the point by focusing on using OERs as marketing tools?' as part of the open space OTTER symposium. Discussion includes contributions from Dr Alejandro Armellini, Dr Richard Mobbs, Dr Samuel Nikoi, Chris Coetzee and Simon Kear.
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Putting the 'S' into Laughter
World famous South African artist William Kentridge spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 8 April He gave a lecture titled Putting the Sinto Laughter looking at Gogol short story The Nose His recent production of Shostakovich opera The Nose premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York earlier this month to rave reviews. Kentridge began working on the opera three years earlier producing etchings drawings small
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
Communication on a worksite: Setting up the mixing
The Site Supervisor has phoned and asked you to set up a mixing area for the pebble mix for the patio. You'll need to find out where the other tradespeople on the site are working to make sure that the mixing area you set up won't disturb their work. When you work on a building site you need to communicate with other people - tradesmen, suppliers and clients. This involves spoken and written communication, as well as an understanding of safety and warning signs.
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
Mozart Violin Concerto 5 (2of 5) with Janine Jansen- violin
This is a live video in color of Janine Jansen, violinist, playing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K219 with the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. It was recorded on Saturday 12 August 2006 in Royal Albert Hall on stage.
Scoliosis Assessment and Classification
Systematically assessment of patients with spinal deformity and predicting the physiologic impact on cardiopulmonary function in both pediatric and adult patients can influence the quality of life for of spinal deformity patients considerably. Classification of scoliosis allows for some prediction of its risk of deterioration over time and can influence treatment. Severe curves can have a known adverse effect on lung and heart function. University of Washington dcotors review the correlation of
T4 Tips Podcast #33 - Beginning iWeb (Mac)
This is an actual working version of the podcast. A look at Apple's iWeb.
Helpful YouTube Tutorial
With all the changes happening wih YouTube, I give you an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to use the site. You will see how to comment on the video. Scroll down to find the comment section where you can add your comments by clicking on the post comment.
How To Upload A Video To Youtube
-A short video on how to upload a video to youtube. You must sign up first to youtube. You must first have the video on your computer in a file format that can be uploaded. See more information at www.beyourownit.com
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”.
A passion for education
If you build it, they will come -- so the mantra goes -- and that’s exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role.
Terezin (Theresienstadt), Hamburg Barracks, Court Concert.
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Donnerstag, 25. November 2010
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. BAGDAD: Fast neun Monate nach der Parlamentswahl im Irak ist der amtierende Ministerpräsident el Maliki mit der Bildung einer neuen Regierung beauftragt worden. Er wurde von Staatschef Talabani mit der Aufgabe betraut. Maliki hat nun 30 Tage Zeit. Die Parlamentswahl Anfang März hatte keinem politischen Lager eine
Guide to (Setup YouTube Account)
This is a guide on how to setup your own YouTube account. Go to your internet browser got to You Tube-click on the sign up. This video shows you the steps and the options you need to complete.
Just a pretty face(book)? Social media tries to come of age
Emails are old hat; SMSs passe. Tweeting, blogging, and posting on “walls” are no longer the domain of the under-30s. They have become a staple of the way most people in the world communicate today, of the way Fortune 100 companies reach out to customers old and new.
Sound long-term strategy is key, particularly in a crisis
With the current global economic downturn and dire predictions of a re-run of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the forecast is all doom and gloom.
But Professor Michael Porter of Harvard University, a leading authority on competitive strategy, begs to differ. He believes this time of great economic upheaval to be the tipping point for companies – if only they know how to harness the right strategies.
In search of blue oceans: The Starwood experience
Are companies using Blue Ocean Strategy to search for ‘uncontested market space’ and, if so, how? One group which has been exploring blue ocean thinking for the past three years is Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
However, as INSEAD Knowledge has been finding out, the company has so far been taking a step-by-step approach to implementing the concept, rather than try to realise any sort of ‘grand vision’. As Starwood Vice President Robyn Pratt puts it, it’s more a ques