Agnes Taylor at desk
Agnes H. Taylor, a Pomona College student, sits at a roll-top desk. A map of California is on the wall. A time table of the Southern Pacific railroad rests in a trash bin. The calendar suggests that this photo was taken in May 1902.
Star Library: Regression - Residuals - Why?
As teachers of statistics, we know that residual plots and other diagnostics are important to deciding whether or not linear regression is appropriate for a set of data. Despite talking with our students about this, many students might believe that if the correlation coefficient is strong enough, these diagnostic checks are not important. The data set included in this activity was created to lure students into a situation that looks on the surface to be appropriate for the use of linear regressi
Statistical Tools: Binomial Confidence Interval
This page calculates the confidence interval for a binomial probability.
Vanished in the Fog: Ethel Reed, the Beautiful Poster Lady
William Peterson discusses Ethel Reed. Speaker Biography: William S. Peterson was, until his retirement in 2004, professor of English at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of fourteen books (several of them about William Morris and his Kelmscott Press) and is a freelance book designer. He has also edited two academic journals, Browning Institute Studies and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Currently he and his wife Sylvia are compiling a census of all known
Where Are the MDGs?
By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these issues in different parts of the world.
The NeMO curriculum is based on real events and real data: the 1998 eruption at Axial Volcano and the rumbleometer instrument that was stuck in the new lava flow. The activities for the classroom are modeled on how scientists actually investigated this event. This curriculum is intended for middle and high school students in earth science and marine science classes. It is composed of four parts (which are each a separate file): Part 1 - Introduction and Background Information Part 2 - Classroom
21F.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)
This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: Basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage) Basic reading and writing skills (in both the traditional character set and th
Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2008
An introduction to the main techniques of Artifical Intelligence: state-space search methods, semantic networks, theorem-proving and production rule systems. Important applications of these techniques are presented. Students are expected to write programs exemplifying some of techniques taught, using the LISP lanuage.
Homework for Resonant Tunneling Diodes
This homework assignment was created for EE 218 "Introduction to Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology" (Stanford University). It includes a couple of simple "warm up" exercises and two design problems, intended to teach students the electronic properties of resonant tunneling diodes and carbon nanotubes, and how they can be used as components in real circuits. Students do their work via the Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulator and the MSL Simulator, which are both available online through NanoHub.or
What's Happening to Your Body
There are three lessons in this group. The first two focus on the biological and developmental changes that take place during adolescence and addresses the nutritional, physical exercise, and mental exercise needs of adolescents during this period. During the third lesson, a health professional with a background in adolescent health needs leads the class in a group discussion. (Note: these lessons are intended to serve as an introduction to a more in-depth nutrition unit by helping students unde
Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
Online statistics open textbook and additional resources to assist students in understanding of statistics. Topics covered include Analysis of Variance, Boxplot, Confidence interval, Contrast among means, Correlated t-test, Correlation, Histogram, Independent groups t-test, Regression, Repeated measures ANOVA, and t-test. The applets in the simulations, demonstrations, an d caste studiesare in the public domain and can therefore be used without restriction. Simulations and demonstrations and so
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, a
This brochure presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided
Treats in a Basket
Students develop intuitive understandings about the probability of landing on particular board spaces when a die is rolled. They analyze the probability of multiple rolls by making outcome tables, trees, etc. Treats in a Basket is designed to encourage students to experiment with probability. It will motivate students to learn about the subject in order win the most treats. It should be played by students who are already comfortable with fractions. Students should also be familiar with calculat
Introduction and Textures and Structures of Igneous Rock
These lecture notes provide an introduction to igneous rocks. The notes cover information about characteristics of magmas, plutonic rocks, volcanic rocks, and textures of igneous rocks. There are several illustrations within the text. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
An Intellectual Property Primer for Online Instructors
This self-access training course was created in response from instructors and faculty who teach online courses at the University of California, Irvine. It should be seen as a guide and an introduction to some of the pertinent issues surrounding intellectual property rights int he context of such post-baccalaureate distance education academic programs. Please be advised that this guide does not in any way purport to offer legal advice.
Introduction to Computer Science: Programming Methodology
This course is the largest of the introductory programming courses and is one of the largest courses at Stanford. Topics focus on the introduction to the engineering of computer applications emphasizing modern software engineering principles: object-oriented design, decomposition, encapsulation, abstraction, and testing. Programming Methodology teaches the widely-used Java programming language along with good software engineering principles. Emphasis is on good programming style and the built-in
Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning
This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: supervised learning (generative/discriminative learning, parametric/non-parametric learning, neural networks, support vector machines); unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, kernel methods); learning theory (bias/variance tradeoffs; VC theory; large margins); reinforcement learning and adaptive control. The course will also discuss recent applications of machi
Basics of Oral Business Communication
This book is suited for Business Communication and Business Oral Communication courses Basics of Oral Business Communication presents basic business communication concepts, vocabulary, models, and exercises in a clear, practical, and engaging way. Scott McLean provides a set of core chapters intended to provide a highly focused introduction to the field. Then, he provides an optional series of modules that provide instructors with complete flexibility to emphasize additional topics of their cho
Web Page Authoring
This is a beginning hands-on introduction to using HyperText Mark-Up Language ( HTML ) to create web pages, which can be uploaded and displayed on the Word Wide Web. Students will use HTML to create web pages with text in various sizes and colors, links to other sites, background color or patterns, graphics, tables and mailto links. Principles of design and color, as they apply to screen presentations, will be included. The course introduces the student to HTML and Extensible HyperText Markup La
Landry vs Granatstein Debate: Battle on the Plains of Abraham
Was General Wolfe's victory over General Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 ultimately good for New France? Listen as William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the ROM, as he moderates a lively debate between Bernard Landry, former Quebec premier, and Jack Granatstein, distinguished Canadian historian. Introduction by Desmond Morton, Professor of History at McGill University.