Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. This course cover
Quantitative Data Activity
The activity involves a set of data dealing with the percentage difference between measure calories and labeled calories of particular items, in two categories, per item and per gram. Students are asked to make stem-and-leaf plots, dotplots, and histograms of the two variables. The students are then asked to describe the distributions of the two variables: “per gram” and “per item” and compare the resulting distributions. The students are asked to use the appropriate descriptive statisti
Methods in Biostatistics II
Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transform
Principles of Industrial Hygiene
Principles of Industrial Hygiene provides an introduction to the field of industrial hygiene and to occupational health in general. The instructor focuses on introducing concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene and identifies resource materials. The class would benefit those wishing to pursue a Master's degree in industrial hygiene, those wishing to complete a certificate in occupational health, or for students in allied health fields needing a basic understan
Language Learning Provision at Key Stage 2: Findings from the 2007 Survey
This is the DCSF funded statistical report “of the nature and extent of language learning provision at Key Stage 2 (KS2) in schools in England”, conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Additionally, it tracks the progress of the 2010 target of the introduction of the KS2 entitlement to language learning within class time. It cites statistical evidence to support its findings.
Most students will have an intuitive sense that kinetic energy depends on how fast something is moving (speed) and how massive it is (mass). (We use speed instead of velocity, because energy is a scalar, and independent of direction.) They know that it hurts more in dodge ball when the ball is thrown with more speed than when it is thrown with less speed. They also know that is hurts more to drop a bowling ball on their foot than it does to drop a tennis ball. Exactly how mass, speed and kinetic
3.1 Why jute? Why Dundee?
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
Introduction to the Global Catastrophes Risk Conference 2008
Nick Bostrom provides an introduction to the Global Catastrophic Risks Conference and briefly addressing some of the key themes running through it.
Digital participation, digital literacy, and school subjects: A review of the policies, literature a
The clearly stated aim of this thirty-page document is to “provide a critical introduction to the policies and research on the subjects of digital literacy and digital participation, seeking to show what they mean for classroom practice". Published in 2009, the document forms a recent addition to Futurelab’s Digital Participation project, a research and development programme which models, trials and evaluates practical strategies for enhancing young people’s digital literacy both in and be
A Laboratory Introduction to DNA Restriction Analysis
This workshop serves as an introduction to laboratory exercises in molecular biology.
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This RLO has a summary of a key article by Lyng on 'edgework', explaining the pleasures and processes involved in 'extreme' sports, and a clip from a commercial video illustrating some breathtaking snowboarding exploits.The Introduction has some suggested exercises for students. Further reading on the issue of pleasure can be found via the reading guides on this website on the Sociology of Leisure page (http://www.arasite.org/keyconc.html)
Developing Course and Laboratory Homepages for the World Wide Web
This learning object is designed to introduce teachers and course coordinators to the use of Netscape Navigator Gold, and to provide a brief introduction to web page design.
Museum Program Allows Students To Visit For Free
PULLMAN, Wash.— Dots, lines, and colorful artwork are now on display at the Washington State University Museum of Art. The exhibit featuring Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art is free to enjoy, but getting to Pullman can be a daunting task for some future artists. That's where a unique program set up by the Museum of Art comes into play. The Buy-a-Busload-of-Kids offers transportation funding to K-12 school classes within a 100-mile radius to take field trips to WSU and the Museum of Art.
From Godzilla to the Ring: An Overview of Japanese Film
The unit is a gentle, eclectic introduction to Japanese film. It also draws some comparisons between US films and Japanese films. Students examine US and Japanese film from multiple perspectives. The unit features readings, presentations, and interactive activities. For the culminating project, each student creates a simple website on a Japanese movie that he or she has chosen to watch.
This course addresses the following: an introduction to malaria; clinical assessment of malaria; severe and complicated malaria; treatment of malaria; treatment defaults in malaria; malaria in pregnancy; prevention and control of malaria|community based management of fever in malaria; HIV/AIDS and malaria; counselling and health promotion in malaria; and malaria surveillance.
This website from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features a comprehensive collection of information about malaria. Featured topics include the biology of the disease, methods of control and prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology, the history of malaria in the US and abroad, and recent and archived statistics on the geographic distribution of Malaria around the world.
This granite bust is most likely a representation of one of history's most famous women Cleopatra and is on display in the Galleries of Africa: Egypt. An iconic object in the ROM's collection, only three pieces of Ptolemaic sculpture like this exist in the world today.
Episode 7 - Fee Doran
Fee Doran, celebrity stylist and creator of fashion label Mrs Jones, talks candidly about her work, inspirations and experiences within the fashion world.This insight into the work of one of the most iconic image-makers in the music industry offers an introduction to Fee in advance of her appearance at the Shipley Late at the Shipley Art Gallery on Friday 30th October 2009.
Episode 4- Paul Merton
Join comedian and televsion Paul Merton on a whistle stop tour of 70 years of British comedy! From Max Miller, to the Goons and Tony Hancock, to Alexei Sayle and Paul O'Grady. This interview was recorded with the National Portrait Gallery in 2009, as part of the ‘The Comedians: From the 1940s to Now’ exhibition.'The Comedians: from the 1940s to Now' is a fascinating exhibition of photographs that puts the spotlight on British comedy from the 1940s to the present day. The exhibition w
Duke researchers say "quit score" could help some smokers kick the habit
Statistics show 70 percent of the nation's nearly fifty million smokers want to quit. But only a fraction of those actually succeed, no matter what method they try. Now, Duke University Medical Center researchers and experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse say the genetic profile of an individual smoker can yield a "quit score" that, combined with that smoker's habits, can be used to identify which smoking cessation therapy could work best.