The Falls and Fossils of Ohio
In this video from KET, stroll along the Falls of the Ohio River, one of the largest exposed fossil beds in the world, and imagine what this part of the Midwest looked like during the Devonian Period 387 million years ago. Fossil evidence of corals and other marine organisms indicate the region was located in the tropics and was covered by a warm, shallow sea.
Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
INN Guest Lecture - The Whiskas Story
Innovation North Music Production graduate Samuel Nicholls, aka Whiskas, came to Headingley Campus on Wednesday 18th November, to talk about his experience of working in the music industry. Samuel has toured in bands and worked as a promoter, manager, producer and record label boss. Whiskas began promoting bands by setting up Transmission with Andy Roberts, putting on bands that included The Artic Monkeys, Good Life and The Subways. The success of the partnership evolved into record label, Dance
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
The Viking Age Scotland and the Irish Sea Provinces
Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe towards the end of the eighth century. Christian writers registered their shock and horror at these raids by pagans upon monasteries, churches and royal sites. The raiders were mobile, using highly manoeuvrable light-weight sailing ships, which could also be rowed. They caught te armies of the Christian kingdoms unprepared, lacking the organisation to deal with them effectively. But there was much more to the Vikings t
Delivering Sustainable Development Activity 12: Education for Sustainability 2
In the tasks that contribute to this activity, a typology of informal learning strategies is introduced, and a review of some case studies in education for sustainability are reviewed. Attention is given to innovative strategies in both the developed and the developing world.
Mass media in America
This module analyzes the foundations of mass media in America as well as the political and technological developments that generate change. The primary focus is upon news disseminated by television, newspapers, radio, and the internet as the chief sources of current information about the world.
Developing Sustainable Development Activity 1: Introduction - Implementing Sustainability
Sustainable development encapsulates many principles and ideals offering alternative visions of the world as it could be; but there is no single consensus amongst academic critiques and practitioners of its central tenets that would serve to underpin its implementation. This activity introduces the contested nature of the concept.
On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (4 of 5)
Armstrong Williams continues his interview with Dr. Maya Angelou. She knew she must teach her son. Books became important. "Books represent the gathered information of human beings all over the world since we've been able to write." Armstrong Williams reveals his knowledge of Dr. Angelou's kind acts to people in need. "I am trying to be a Christian.... a representative of my God." Armstrong asks how she has overcome the "-ism of race." First of all, if you don't transcend it,
A Brief Intro to the Lanthanides
Shows both the reactions and properties of some chemical elements. Taken from the free online course, The Molecular World. This is part of a clip from Open University. There are English captions at the bottom of the screen.
English grammar book
This Book is designed for the benefit of the Non-English Medium students and for the teachers who teach to those students.
Irwin on the Great Depression and the Gold Standard
Douglas Irwin of Dartmouth College talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role the gold standard played in the Great Depression. Irwin argues that France systematically accumulated large amounts of gold in the late 1920s and 1930s, imposing massive deflation on the rest of the world. Drawing on a recent paper of his, Irwin argues that France's role in worldwide deflation was greater than that of the United States and played a significant role in the economic contraction that followed.
Systems thinking and practice
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This unit will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback, etc.
04 - Inferno V, VI, VII
This lecture examines Inferno 4 -7. Dante’s Limbo, modeled on the classical locus amoenus, is identified as a place of repose and vulnerability. Here, in fact, among the poets of antiquity, the pilgrim falls prey to poetic hubris by joining in their ranks. The pilgrim is faced with the consequences of his poetic vocation when he descends to the circle of lust (Inferno 5), where Francesca da Rimini, in her failure to distinguish romance from reality, testifies to the dangers inherent to the
Sustainability Enterprise: the future for business
This lecture will consider the future for business and discuss the role of social enterprises, the future of universities and the links between them. Sara Parkin is a founder-director and trustee of Forum for the Future. Her latest book is The Positive Deviant: sustainability leadership in a perverse world.
A Unified Theory of a Law
The boundaries that define a law have been discovered, explored and mapped. A Unified Theory of a Law is the map. Take it with you on your journey through the legal world.
European Business Culture and Practice, VSM 94 Values Survey Module 1994 Questionnaire (original)
Values Survey Module 1994 original questionnaire concerning employment
Arte e disegno e nuove tecnologie
Lo studio delle arti figurative e della loro storia è importante non solo in ambito di formazione umanistica , ma anche nell’economia e più genericamente nella formazione della persona,The study of the figurative arts and their history is important not only in circle of humanistic formation, but also in the economy and more generically in the formation of the person,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Prog
Pervez Musharraf addresses the floods in his native Pakistan
In a news conference followed by a Q&A with Elon University students, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf discussed on Oct. 13 his vision for the future of his nation, the need for the United States to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan, and how economic development in the Muslim world is critical for reducing terrorism and extremism around the globe.
National Geographic-Acacia Ants
In this video students will learn all about the acacia ant. These ants have a symbiotic relationship with the acacia tree and offer the tree protection in return for food. The ants help keep the tree safe by chewing off any vines that try to grow on the tree. The tree in turn gives the insect everything it needs-food and shelter. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. This video would work well in conjunction with a thematic unit and/or science lesson on rainfor