The rapid, expansive and evolving use of social media has prompted the need to interrogate it
Meet Author Dr. Lissa Rankin
October 4, 2010 - Dr. Lissa Rankin straddles the line between your gynecologist and your best friend in this empowering and informative book on women's sexuality and health. With wisdom, honesty and loads of humor, Dr. Rankin answers female health questions women are afraid to ask. As outrageously funny as it is empowering, this book reveals how to love yourself and your body—you will be recommending it to every woman you know.
Julefest: the Christmas Pops Concert
A preview of Valparaiso University's annual Christmas band concert, featuring well-known holiday compositions. Check out valpo.edu/valpochristmas for more stories and videos as Valpo's 24 Days of Christmas continues.
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
Francesca Cornelli GLS 2010 interview
Francesca Cornelli Professor of Finance; Academic Director, The Coller Institute of Private Equity, London Business School, on what we can learn from emerging markets
Food Fight: A Teach-in On the 2007 Farm Bill
Michael Pollan moderates a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill, now being debated, with guests Dan Imhoff, the author of Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill; George Naylor, Iowa corn farmer and president of the National Family Farms Coalition; Ann Cooper, Director of Nutrition Services for the Berkeley school system, and other leaders in the effort to reform federal agricultural policies.
Every five years or so, the President signs an obscure piece of legislation that determines w
Dynamic manipulation schemes of geometrical constructions: Instrumental genesis as an abstraction pr
Dynamic manipulation of geometrical constructions enabled by a specially designed computational tool, called variation tool, is studied during the implementation of proportional geometric tasks in the classroom. The analysis combined the use of two theoretical frameworks: instrumental genesis and situated abstraction. The Dynamic Manipulation Schemes (DMS) developed by 13-year-old students based on the use of the variation tool are reported in the paper. It is
indicated that situated abstraction
The OTTER Sami tent OER
This is a reproduction of the Second Life Sami tent and is for free distribution within Second Life as a repurposable OER. It is available in two clearly identified forms: 1. As a single SL artefact, where all discrete items have been linked together to make a whole. 2. As a number of discrete SL artefacts. In addition, this OER includes two SL training guides: one for students and one for tutors. Users are encouraged to first read the 'Handout for the Sami tent OER' .
After studying this unit you should be able to:
understand what is meant by a common law system;
demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed;
demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed;
describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent;
explain the court hierarchy;
discuss how a precedent can be altere
Effects of drugs on pulsation rate of blackworms (Lumbriculus variegatus)
In this investigative lab, students observe blackworm pulsation rate in normal conditions and observe how pulsation rate is affected by drugs. This lab stresses the circulatory system, but can also be used for homeostasis, behavior, toxicology, and nervous system labs. Part I guides the student through blackworm handling procedures and initial observations of the blackworm's behavior and circulatory system. Part II is a student-led investigation in which the students design and run their own exp
Changing the Education Culture through Technology
Technology has a potentially rich, but largely unrealised, role in teaching and learning. This role is defined variously by what the teacher has available, has had time to learn, or can find an appropriate use for, and by what students have access to, are familiar with, and are willing to use. In all of these ways, technology usually plays an adjunct role to others, more traditional modalities for teaching and learning, including lecture, laboratory, library, textbook, tutorial, and practicum.
Introducing QCDA (Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency)
The QCDA aims to be at the heart of England’s education system, building on the work of their predecessor, the QCA. Their job will be to develop the curriculum, improve and deliver assessments, and review and reform qualifications. The short video explains more about their work.
Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: The Criminalization of Sharing
Examining technical, legal and cultural strategies by the recording industry to persuade people that file-sharing is impossible, immoral, un-cool or dangerous, and the failure of these strategies. Alternative business models are discussed. The period from the advent of the compact disc in 1982 to the first significant file-sharing system in 1999 saw the greatest period of profitability in the history of recorded music. The decade since 1999 has seen an equally radical collapse. What seems obviou
Development of an Inexpensive Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV), Mountain Lake Virginia
This workshop details the physical description and use of a small ROV submarine, built in 2004 to explore and video bottom features at Mountain Lake, Giles County, Virginia. This project represents an ongoing co-operative effort between the Wilderness Conservancy at Mountain Lake, Roanoke College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute as academic partners. Mountain Lake is the only natural lake in the southern Appalachian Highlands. It is a low nutrient, high altitude, sub-alpine lake and associated
Webquest: The Split Brain
The brain is made up of two halves, the hemispheres. These hemispheres are united to one another through a system consisting of millions of nerve fibers. Therefore, each hemisphere is continually informed about what is happening in the other. What happens if the connection is broken?
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