Religions of the World (as practiced in America)
Welcome to the NROC Religions of the World course. The study of the world's religions is a lifelong journey. This course is designed to give you structure to help you organize your thoughts and enable you to make intelligent judgments about religion. You will be introduced to each faith by leading advocates of the tradition. Religion is a basic building block for society worldwide,and this course will enable you to grow in understanding and in appreciation of the many faith communities around th
Beyond Burma - Studying Buddhism and Buddhist Culture around the World
In this lesson, students learn about the 2007 military violence against protesting monks in the devoutly Buddhist country of Myanmar. After investigating and “curating” an exhibit on the history, basic tenets, practices, and global influence of this ancient faith, students consider the implications of the military regime’s actions on Buddhist society in Myanmar.
All About Aid-Navigating the World of Student Loans
In this lesson, students create presentations for graduating seniors about how to navigate the college financial aid system.
Leadership perception around the world
This technical note introduces 6 dimensions of leadership found across the world, some which are highly regarded in all cultures, and some which are associated with undesirable leadership in certain countries. The students will be asked to compare these dimensions across countries and cultures, and estimate which are higher than others, to gain a sense of understanding for how expectations and prototypes for leadership differ around the world.
World Cultures is an internet classroom and anthology. It has readings and learning modules that cover a broad spectrum of world history. Great as an ancillary use site.
East Asia in World History
This site is designed as a resource site for teachers of world history, world geography, and world cultures. It provides background information and curriculum materials, including primary source documents for students.The material is arranged in 14 topic sections. The topics and the historical periods into which they are divided follow the National Standards in World History and the Content Outline for the Advanced Placement Course in World History.
The Mongols in World History
A sophisticated web site on the history and impact of the Mongols. Separate pages deal with such topics as the nature of nomadic life, key figures, the Mongol Conquests, and the impact of the Mongols on China and the world. An image gallery and set of historical maps as well as other class materials and readings add to the value of the site. That one of the leading experts on the Mongols, Morris Rosabe, was a consultant gives the site much creditability.
The Shapes of Our World. Experimenting With the Language of Geometry
In this lesson, students play a game of charades as an experiment in non-verbal communication. They then create maps with directions that demonstrate their ability to utilize shapes and spatial relationships in a practical context. Their learning is culminated in a written critical essay about the universality of human understanding.
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World
This site offers much information on the five senses and how they effect human development. The information is clear, catchy to the eye, and well explained.
Modeling a Changing World
Modeling a Changing World written by mathematics professor Tim Chartier and his student Nick Dovidio presents curricular material in an OSP Launcher package to motivate the need for numerically solving ordinary differential equations. The package discusses such applications as a mass-spring system and its connection to computer simulation for movies. An interactive model that simulates a two-body gravitational model of the moon and earth allows for exploring the topic of numerical error. Other m
World of Mathematics--Probability & Statistics
This is a sub-page of the large and comprehensive Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics site which is separately reviewed elsewhere on MERLOT. At the time of review this probability and statistics area listed 19 subtopics including Bayesian analysis, descriptive statistics, probability, random numbers, random walks, and statistical tests. Approximately 350 separate items on probability and statistics were included.
A Problem with Authority? Writing Challenging Questions for Today's World Leaders
In this lesson, students learn about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial invitation to speak at Columbia University. They then work in pairs to research and write provocative interview questions to ask other contentious world leaders for class presentations.
Virtual World Retail Sales Training Demo
This short video clip demonstrates how virtual worlds can be used in sales training. In this case the retail salesperson asks all the right questions and manages to upsell the customer.
Virtual World Irate Customer Retail Sales Training Demo
This is a virtual world video that illustrates how virtual worlds can be used in training, in this case a retail salesperson encounters an irate customer and does not handle it well.
Using simulation technology to create real world experiences.
Dr. Gallagher uses a sophisticated medical mannequin to train residency students how to treat patients in emergency situations. The mannequin exhibits most of the physiological properties of a real patient such as respiration, heart beat and blood pressure. Injuries can be simulated and medication administered to the mannequin. These highly realistic situations lead to a high degree of student learning and retention. Students also work with actors to simulate emotional situations and doctor
Making learning relevant to the real world and teaching the whole student.
Dr Ferguson discusses the importance of making connections with and between his students to help them succeed in his courses. He encourages them to be reflective about their own and other student’s responses to questions. One of his favorite methods of teaching novices is to model the process of expert problem solving in the classroom while vocalizing about the thought process as he does so. He is willing to divert planned classroom activities in lieu of getting students to think about the
Real world problem based learning and the use of simulations
Michael incorporates real problems from the business world into his courses. He contacts former students, potential and current employers to get these problems. In the interview Michael defines the characteristics of good problems for use in a course. He uses Facebook to maintain connections with graduates and invite former students to give guest lectures. Students work in teams sharing laptops within the classroom. They develop individual solutions that are then combined into a group solut
Fighting to Bring Literacy to the World
http://fightingfor.nd.edu/literacy/ Established by two Notre Dame undergraduates with the help of seed money from the University's Social Venture Plan Competition, Better World Books has sold more than 30 million unwanted, used books and contributed over $8 million for literacy initiatives in the United States and around the world.
Financial Assistance Assistance Services: Verification
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Financial assistance is offered based upon financial need as determined by the federal governments system of need analysis. There is also financial assistance available to those that do not have need according to federal guidelines but that require assistance in paying for college costs. This aid is primarily in the form of low interest loans. What is Financial Need? According to federal guidelines, financial need is based on the following equ
world maker faire NYC 2010: bike-scratcher
DIY hip hop with a bike wheel, tape recorder, and awesome guy who can beatbox.