Advanced Quality Concepts
This unit is designed to help you meet the requirements of the module Advanced Quality Concepts. It has the following learning outcomes: Discuss the importance of quality, basic concepts of quality management and quality improvement and the links with productivity, economic advantage and standard of living. Discuss the characteristics and practices of customer focussed organisations. Identify and discuss various quality improvement models and apply quality improvement tools. Identify and describ
Mobilising Teachers: Use of iPhones Interview with music technology lecturers adn students expressing their thoughts on the usefulness of the iPhone
Interview with music technology lecturers adn students expressing their thoughts on the usefulness of the iPhone
Mobilising Teachers: Using Interactive Voting Systems Interview styled discussion of how an interactive electronic voting system has been used in music technology teaching.
Interview styled discussion of how an interactive electronic voting system has been used in music technology teaching.
The Honorable Simon Powers, Minister of Justice, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Minister of Commerce, Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Associate Minister of Finance, and Deputy Leader of the House presents a public lecture on Challenging Traditions - New Zealand's Justice System. Lecture given 25 August, 2010.
Ravitch on Education
Diane Ravitch of NYU talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. Ravitch argues that the two most popular education reform movements, accountability and choice, have had unintended consequences that have done great harm to the current generation of students. She argues that the accountability and testing provisions in legislation like No Child Left Behind and simil
Taleb on Black Swans, Fragility, and Mistakes
Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest thoughts on robustness, fragility, debt, insurance, uncertainty, exercise, moral hazard, knowledge, and the challenges of fame and fortune.
Kennedy on the Great Depression and the New Deal
David Kennedy of Stanford University and the author of Freedom from Fear talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression and its political and economic relevance. Kennedy talks about the economic policies of Hoover and Roosevelt, and how the historical narrative was shaped and evolved over the decades. The conversation concludes with Kennedy's thoughts on the nature and value of history.
Munger on Private and Public Rent-Seeking (and Chilean Buses)
Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about private and public rent-seeking. When firms compete for either private profit opportunities or government contracts, there are inevitably firms or people who spend resources but end up earning little or nothing. What are the differences, if any between these two forms of competition? How do they related to competitions that award prizes for discovering new technologies? The conversation begins with a discussion of a recen
Strategic Plan for a website
Strategic planning for the Bazaar Ceramics website. The client is considering upgrading to an e-commerce site. It has therefore been decided to review the organisation's strategic plan and develop a gap analysis before proceeding. Your task is to review the strategic plan and current system, perform a gap analysis and develop an action plan based on any recommendations for improvements.
Systems Testing for a website
The company you work for have expanded their operations to include web-hosting services. This project involves investigating systems testing tools and using these tools to ensure the web server/websites function as required. You are required to develop a test plan and prepare the test environment for testing the web server and individual websites. You then need to conduct testing of the individual and system components and analyse test results.
Determine control mechanisms and corrective actions for food safety hazards
The monitoring system within a food safety program indicates whether the critical control point is under control. It provides feedback that the product is being produced safely. The main types of monitoring are visual inspections, time and temperature measurements, chemical measurements and microbial measurements. When it is determined that a critical control point has not been controlled during production, corrective action must be taken to overcome the problem and bring
Practical exercise designed to develop skills in basic image and video editing and presentation using Windows Movie Maker, a freely available editing software that is part of the Windows Operating System. A local travel agency, Top Travel has asked us to produce a 30-second multimedia presentation for their web site promoting the various attractions on offer in this region.
Investigate sustainable water cycle management
This Unit of Competency focuses on the understanding and management of the water cycle, sustainable water usage and the testing of water quality. It contains information, activities and suggested assessment tasks that enable learners to understand the link between the services and systems of the water organisation and its supply to and use by consumers. Learners find out about a range of water systems that we use to capture, store and distribute water and discover that the water services we rely
Design a basic water system model
This Unit of Competency focuses on the features of basic water and wastewater systems. It contains information, activities and suggested assessment tasks that enable learners to understand the characteristics of simple water and wastewater systems, together with the basic scientific principles used in the development of a working water system model. Learners discover how water flows and find out about the operations behind a working water system and use this knowledge to design a water system mo
Facetted aluminium dendrites
In this system, pro-eutectic aluminium dendrites form with facetted morphologies. Such morphologies are uncommon but are a consequence of the diluteness of the aluminium in the melt. The rest of the melt has solidified as a fine Al-Sn eutectic.
9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)
Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral s
21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT)
Did Ben Franklin really fly that kite? What are the ethical dimensions of the creation of chimeras—and what should the public know in order to take part in the conversation about them? Is the science of nutrition really science? How did the technology of birth control end up in the delivery system that we know as "the pill"? Is it possible to time travel—and why would scientists even spend time thinking about it? In this class we celebrate, analyze and practice the art of writing abo
How Individual Rights Transformed World Politics
Have individual rights transformed world politics? Prof. Reus-Smit challenges the circumscribed nature of this debate, arguing the relationship between individual rights and world politics has a longer history and is more fundamental than it suggests. Have individual rights transformed world politics? Debate on this question has focused to date on the efficacy, or lack thereof, of the international human rights regime. Prof. Reus-Smit challenges the circumscribed nature of this debate, arguing t
Cu 70, Sn 30 (wt%) bronze, as cast
High tin Cu-Sn alloy. The phase diagram of this system is complicated, at room temperature the equilibrium phases are α (copper) and ε.
15.094J Systems Optimization: Models and Computation (SMA 5223) (MIT)
This class is an applications-oriented course covering the modeling of large-scale systems in decision-making domains and the optimization of such systems using state-of-the-art optimization tools. Application domains include: transportation and logistics planning, pattern classification and image processing, data mining, design of structures, scheduling in large systems, supply-chain management, financial engineering, and telecommunications systems planning. Modeling tools and techniques includ