Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Judith Townend
Judith Townend is senior reporter at Journalism.co.uk, where she covers the digital news industry, with a particular interest in media law, regulation, ethics and press freedom. Before hand, she worked as a researcher at Al Jazeera English and as an occasional freelancer. More recently, she was deputy editor at an arts and entertainment magazine in Leeds. She now blogs at FromtheOnline.com and contributes to Global Voices Online, a website for free expression and advocacy. She holds a BA Hons in
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman is a prominent and noteworthy presenter known and praised his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. He started his career in a local radio at BBC radio Brighton and in 1977, he became a part of BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight. Was a reporter for Panorama and contributed to television programmes like Six O'Clock News and Breakfast Time. Owing to his commanding verbal skills, Jeremy Paxman became the anchor of BBC Two television programme, Newsnight. In 2003,
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Nick Davies
Nick Davies has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year for his investigations into crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues. Hundreds of journalists have attended his masterclass on the techniques of investigative reporting. He has been a journalist since 1976 and is currently a freelance, working regularly as special correspondent for The Guardian. He was the first winner of the Martha Gellhorn award for investigative reporting for his work o
Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World - Christian Wolmar
Christian Wolmar is a British journalist, author, and railway historian, best known for his popular books and commentary on transport, especially on Britain’s railway network. Here he discusses his latest book 'Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World'.
IBC 2010: Monetizing Content in a Social Media World
Please check out Monetizing Content in a Social Media World which was presented by Cisco’s Scott Brown, Director of Consumer Marketing Solutions Group, at IBC in Amsterdam on September 9th, 2010.
Waiting for the Preacher: Obama’s America in World Religious Context
Jack Miles, Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy and Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies, University of California, Irvine examines the anti-Muslim sentiment in the US, and rumours that (Running Time 69:19)
Students watch teacher made videos, get extra help if needed, and blog about their work.
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.