19th Century Public Sphere: Mass Communication (con't) from the course History of Information
This course explores the history of information and associated technologies, uncovering why we think of ours as 'the information age.' We will select moments in the evolution of production, recording, and storage from the earliest writing systems to the world of Short Message Service (SMS) and blogs. In every instance, we'll be concerned with both what and when and how and why, and we will keep returning to the question of technological determinism: how do technological developments affect socie
NIST Time and Frequency Information
The Time and Frequency Division, part of NIST's Physics Laboratory, maintains the standard for frequency and time interval for the United States, provides official time to the United States, and carries out a broad program of research and service activities in time and frequency metrology.
Dr. Carol Miller - Academic Spotlight
Dr. Carol Miller, distinguished professor of business law, was recently selected as the recipient of the Women's Justice Legal Scholar award. The award is presented by the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly Media. The Legal Scholar award is awarded to women faculty members or administrators who have fulfilled the women's justice ideals through their own work with the justice system through their research or scholarship, or through teaching and inspiring others. The award recognizes women across Missouri
Monument Circle, ca. 1900
The view is looking east.
The Adventures of George Amato, "DNA Detective"
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they see how DNA is used to solve crimes against animals. The activity starts with an introduction to George Amato, an AMNH scientist who sometimes helps the U.S. government solve mysteries. In a three-part online slide show, students see how Amato earned the title "DNA Detective" in 1993 when he helped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service catch someone trying to sneak protected re
The Generative Multi-Performance Design System
This paper proposes a framework for an integrated computational design system. This design system builds on the strengths inherent in both generative synthesis models and multi-performance analysis and optimization. Four main design mechanisms and their mathematical models are discussed and their integration proposed. The process of building the design system begins by a top-down decomposition of a design concept. The different disciplines involved are decomposed into modules that simulate the r
Guilford Courthouse: A Pivotal Battle in the War for Independence
looks at this battle?how it was fought; how its outcome was characterized, including reports from both General Nathanael Greene and Lord Cornwallis; and why it was important. About 1,700 Continentals (three-year enlistees in the regular army) and 2,700 militia (mostly farmers who were nonprofessional temporary soldiers called up for short periods of service during an emergency) fought against the redcoats near this North Carolina town of fewer than 100 people.
Auburn High School vocational agriculture class
High school activities. Caption: "Auburn High School students take up vocational agriculture. Auburn, Lee Co., AL." February 1926.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
AstroGrid as an e-Learning Environment
We present the concept of the Virtual Observatory through the AstroGrid project, which is a Virtual Organization making intensive use of the Internet to produce a working data-grid for Astronomical applications. AstroGrid has implemented a series of tools which facilitate collaborative work such as news, forum and discussion pages, all of them inspired by the open source and licensing philosophy. Additionally we explore how such an Astronomical Grid project can be used in the future as an e-Le
Ned Beck's July 4th
Ned Beck continued writing in his diary throughout the summer of 1880, so we have his first-hand account of Holton, Kansas' 4th of July festivities. Holton planned to hold a community picnic on July 3rd, since July 4th fell on Sunday that year, but it was an unusually rainy summer and that Saturday was no exception, so the celebration was somewhat subdued. Just like kids today, Ned's favorite part of the holiday was the fireworks. Here's his description of the events of that week.
Information and Service Design Symposium
The UC Berkeley School of Information hosts a symposium to launch the new Information and Service Design (ISD) program at the I School. The symposium features the best graduate student papers on the Information and Services Economy. Introducing the ISD Program and the Symposium AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean, School of Information Bob Glushko, Adjunct Professor, School of Information Christo Sims - Defining Services for Designers This paper is part of a larger effort to improve methodologies for servic
The evolution of ICT-based learning environments: which perspectives for the school of the future?
This paper briefly outlines the evolution of ICT-based learning environments discussing some of the main aspects that have characterised such evolution (eg, technological evolution, changed cognitive and pedagogical frameworks, changed role assigned to ICT-based systems in education). The objective is to point out how the implementation of innovative learning environments, based on advanced technology, is the result of the strict interrelation between educational and cognitive theories, technolo
L’avenir des services de référence des bibliothèques universitaires
Le texte qui suit présente d’abord une « petite histoire de la référence », une rétrospective des pratiques de services de référence dans les bibliothèques universitaires depuis les années 1970, et ce à partir de l’expérience des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Université de Montréal. Par la suite, les auteurs font une analyse de l’impact des nouvelles technologies sur les services de référence à une époque de rationalisation du travail et de coupures de personnel. U
Rencontre avec... Danielle Tardif
En rencontrant aujourd’hui Danielle Tardif, responsable de la bibliothèque de la faculté de médecine de Montréal, la rédaction de Pédagogie Médicale ouvre sa rubrique à des acteurs de formation autre que les médecins-enseignants au sens traditionnel du terme. Conscients du rôle d’autres professionnels dans la formation de nos futurs médecins, nous avons voulu mieux les faire connaître et engager un dialogue avec eux. Danielle Tardif a suivi un cursus universitaire de biologie et
Ask A Scientist
This site offers an ask a scientist service, a question of the week, and resources developed and identified by teachers.
4.3 Why is the introduction so important?
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
Vespers - 9/16/2010
A service of choral vespers in Duke University Chapel.
Memorial Service for Drew Everson
A memorial service in Duke Chapel to celebrate the life of Drew Everson. The service begins following the prelude at 15:30. Service Order of Worship: http://www.chapel.duke.edu/media/documents/EversonOOW_2up.pdf Drew Everson Biography: http://www.chapel.duke.edu/media/documents/EversonBio.pdf Sermon, The Broken Body: http://www.chapel.duke.edu/documents/Oct10_The-Broken-Body_Drew-Everson.pdf
Native American Community Teaching and Demonstration Garden Nez Perce Reservation, Nez Perce County,
This site provides information on a USDA research project. The primary objective of this project, a teaching and demonstration garden, is to provide hands-on teaching and demonstrations to grade school-age children, elders, the USDA Tribal Food Service Center, and other residents of the reservation. The primary teaching and demonstration efforts will target knowing native plants of the Americas; planting and establishing plants of the Americas; understanding garden vegetable culture and producti
Online For-Profit Organization Development Program
The ten modules presented here can be immediately implemented by professional and service organizations to promptly provide a business and management development program in their locale. (This program can be adopted "as is" or modified. Guidelines are included herein for carrying out the program.) As a free, self-paced program for entrepreneurs, leaders and managers. As a free, self-paced program for trainers and developers to better understand basic systems and concepts in business. (In conjunc