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Alfie Kohn vs Dwight Schrute: Incentives for Students?
If Alfie Kohn watched The Office, this is what I think he would say about Schrute Bucks. This is really about incentives with a touch of humor. (2:09)
Answer: How do you keep motivated?
Both 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics and 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Ei-ichi Negishi, answer the question, "how do you keep motivated with your research?"
11.007 Resolving Public Disputes (MIT)
This course is an introduction to real-world dynamics of public policy controversies. Topics to be considered include national, state, and local policy disputes, such as smoking, hazardous waste, abortion, gun control, and education. Using a case study approach, students study whether and how those disputes get resolved. Students conduct debates and simulations in addition to writing a series of short essays.
China's fast food face inflation threat
Rising real estate and labour costs making life increasingly tough for China's cheap fast-food outlets; higher-end chains with more pricing power better placed.
Adaptive Equilibration of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within the Host Macrophage
2010 CEND Symposium - Mechanisms of Drug Therapy and Resistance in HIV and TB - Part 4 Kanury Rao, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology - "Adaptive Equilibration of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within the Host Macrophage" http://globalhealth.berkeley.edu/cend/ Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant 1R24TW008822 from the NIH Fogarty International Center. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and mod
How to Calculate the Volume of a Cone
Calculate the volume of a cone by multiplying one-third of the base area by the perpendicular height. Determine the volume of a cone with tips from a teacher.
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint: Part 1
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How to Use Oil Pastels for a Background
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How to Add Fractions With Negative Numbers
Adding fractions with negative numbers is the same as adding whole numbers with negatives. Find a common denominator when adding fractions with negative numbers with help from a math author.
Video images of Exit Glacier, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Exit Glacier is unusual in that it allows hikers to climb up to the Harding Ice Field which is the source of the glacier. The video gives an excellent idea of the scale of an average hanging glacier, as well as the setting in south-central Alaska. No narration however a few facts are given on the bottom of the screen. Run time 01:12.
CI Days 2010 at Purdue Using CI at Purdue
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How to Proofread an Essay
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5 new lines for Beijing's subway
Five new subway lines open in Beijing, with more planned as the capital struggles to balance transportation gridlock and residents' desire for cars.
Russian tycoon imprisoned until 2017
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Managing Human Resources for Health Module Guide Human resource management is one of the key functions within the broader scope of human resource development. If you are or want to become a manager in the health services, you will in all likelihood have some responsibility for managing peopl
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With or Without a God: Natural Law and Property Rights [Excerpted from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith (1995). An MP3 audio file of this article, read by Jeff Riggenbach, is available for download.]
[Excerpted from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith (1995). An MP3 audio file of this article, read by Jeff Riggenbach, is available for download.]