HST.951J Medical Decision Support (MIT)
This course presents the main concepts of decision analysis, artificial intelligence and predictive model construction and evaluation in the specific context of medical applications. It emphasizes the advantages and disadvantages of using these methods in real-world systems and provides hands-on experience. Its technical focus is on decision support, knowledge-based systems (qualitative and quantitative), learning systems (including logistic regression, classification trees, neural networks, rou
Big Money: Intuition about big numbers using the national debt (and other governmental excess)
This exercise is designed to help students get their brains around big numbers using real world examples. The real-world examples are focused around money issues such as the national debt and budgeting. There are questions for students and some guidelines. These exercises are one of several that were produced for the National Numeracy Network under a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation through the National Council on Education and the Disciplines. Learning goals, context for use,
Making ‘Nativity’ - Debbie Issit
Debbie Isitt is a comic writer, film director and performer. She set up world renowned theatre company Snarling Beasties in the 1980’s to great critical acclaim. Her plays have won several awards including “The Independent theatre award” in 1989 and the “Time Out” theatre award in 1991 as well as Perrier Pick of the Fringe for three consecutive years. Debbie is renowned for her work with actors and improvisation. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Debbie talking about "Nati
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
Population and Development
This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and references are provided. Educators can use the activities to help students understand population growth rates.
COM 351: Documentary Studies
This course will allow students to study the methods by which documentary work is conducted and to complete a documentary project of their own. The course will connect the qualitative methods of the social sciences and the humanistic concerns of the arts by allowing students to study documentary subjects as captured by non-fiction, photography, film, tape recorder, and the world wide web. Special emphasis will be placed on narrative and metaphor.
PTC 620: Proposal Writing
In any organization, your success depends on your ability to write persuasively. Today, proposal writing is an industry: divisions of organizations are devoted to a single aim: to win competitive awards through compelling documents. This course will prepare you for your role in that challenging world. We will begin by exploring theories of persuasion from ancient to contemporary times, and we will continue our study through modern theories of stakeholder analysis. With this overview in mind, we
Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective
Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit summarises the technical and geographic challenges posed by each alternative source. It is left to you to judge the feasiibility of imploementing these changes against the claims for 'alternative' solutions to global energy challenges that are regu
Literature Games: Lord of the Flies
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! William Golding's first novel, "Lord of the Flies," 1954, rapidly became a world success and has remained so. It has reached tens of millions of readers. If you are one of them, you may challenge your memory with this game. If you haven't read the book, read it and come back! It's a very entertaining and exciting book about a group of young boys who are isolated on a desert island.
Delivering Sustainable Development
(complete 12 unit module with HTML navigation)
This module opens with a review of changes in the contemporary world political economy and their implications for sustainable development. One of the most important factors generating change is globalisation and we examine the ideologies and institutions which serve to integrate all regions and peoples more intensely than ever before. The relationship between patterns of globalisation and endemic poverty and various environmental crises is examined to illustrate the contours of some of the most
Harry and his friend make a wager on a game of chess in this video segment from Cyberchase.
Per a dur a terme un projecte de tecnologies de la informació basat en la utilització d’eines d’ús habitual a Internet (com per exemple el World Wide Web), en entorns de programari lliure, com en qualsevol altre mena de projecte, és necessari seguir un procés que ens porti des de la comprensió de l’abast del problema que volem solucionar fins a la implantació i manteniment de la solució que hàgim triat. En aquest curs es pretenen repassar aquelles fases que s’han de seguir al l
Article :: Going Paperless with Acrobat
This chapter provides an excellent real-world example of how using just the Adobe Acrobat product successfully enhances an organization's workflow, saving time and costs.
Article :: Mapping Artwork onto 3D Effects in Illustrator CS4
If you're not using Illustrator's 3D effects, you're missing out on some exciting possibilities. David Karlins shows some of the cool projects you can create with these effects - particularly how to map (attach) artwork to a rotated 3D effect, in this case literally painting a map of the world onto a sphere.
21A.340J Technology and Culture (MIT)
This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We will be interested in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom.
21M.030 Introduction to World Music (MIT)
This course explores the ways that music is both shaped by and gives shape to the cultural settings in which it is performed, through studying selected musical traditions from around the world. Specific case studies will be examined closely through listening, analysis, and hands-on instruction. The syllabus centers around weekly listening assignments and readings from a textbook with CDs, supplemented by hands-on workshops, lecture/demonstrations and concerts by master musicians from around the
Visiting an organic farm / Organic food Apple
Suuremõisa Basic School visited an organic farm and refered an organic production
Compilation of seasonal recipes by Bio Austria (Austrian organization of organic farmers) provided by www.gutessen.at