Theories of Public Policy
This course examines competing theories, models, and analytical frameworks for understanding policymaking. Case study application is used to underscore lessons learned. Knowledge of the basic tools of lawmaking is sharpened. The course is taught as a seminar and students are expected to participate actively in class discussion.
The Story of Life, Part 1
This website contains a set of slides that discuss the current state of understanding of the Precambrian evolution of life. Information includes rocks that support the evolutionary theories. Users can click from slide to slide or follow quick links to specific slides.
The Mysterious Life of Caves
This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories of microbial sulfuric acid production; examines the role of oil-feeding microbes in dissolving limestone; presents the discovery of microbes in caves that live solely on chemical nutrients; and reviews other extreme environments. The site offers an interview with a microbiologist, an essay by a caver
Management of Libraries and Information Services, Winter 2009
Information practice demands knowledge of all aspects of management and service delivery. This course introduces selected theories, principles and techniques of contemporary management science, and organizational behavior and their application to libraries and information services. Students develop skills in planning, organizing, personnel management, financial management, leading, marketing, stakeholder management, and coordinating functions in libraries and information services. Students also
Social Ethics, Fall 2007
The course examines the sources for values that underly our personal ethics. It will also introduce you to some of the significant ethical theories in Western tradition, theories that we will apply to social and political issues in current society.
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
How the Body Works : Center of Emotion and Memory
The limbic system, which is concerned with memory and learning, is also believed to be primarily involved in emotional responses. Emotions are the conscious result of the interaction between the activities of the cerebral cortex, the limbic system and the visceral organs of the body which produce specific physical changes. A number of theories have been postulated to explain this relationship between the body and mind. The emotional responses of any individual are, however, also a product of his
The Precious Envelope
Without the earth's atmosphere, life would not be possible. Many different gases make up the atmosphere in varying concentrations. Human actions are threatening the delicate balance of these gases. The earth's atmosphere is examined through theories of chemical evolution; ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect are explained.
This module covers the history of attitudes, beliefs, and theories about the etiology of schizophrenia. While the illness was long thought to be environmentally caused, this module emphasizes the scientific evidence in support of its organic origins. Dr. Arnold Scheibel of UCLA Medical Center describes cellular pathology in the hippocampus and speculates on the possible
Dorcas Gonzalez-Lantz, 6th Grade
Students learn about matter and molecules as they investigate the relationships between energy and changes of state by observing water change from ice to steam. Students share, discuss, and analyze their theories. They must be able to defend their answers and answer classmates' questions, thus demonstrating conceptual understanding.
Intelligence and Culture
The issue of cultural bias in testing is explored in this module, presenting Judy Kearins’s work with Australian children. White and aboriginal children are shown to perform differently on visual/spatial tasks, and use different methods to arrive at solutions to the problems presented. Theories of cultural influence on cognitive processing and the shaping of the brain
Mayan Mystery - The Maya of Mexico
A chance to take part in some amateur archaeology. This video presents theories about the meaning of a symbol on a Mayan temple at Tulum near Cancun. This symbol and temple relate to Mayan observations of the stars, others have suggested the temple is an ancient lighthouse, or a sacrificial center.
Enlightenment Political Philosophies
This video is accompanied by text. "The Enlightenment, or The Age of Reason, from approximately 1650 to 1800 was an important period in the development of democracy. Prior to the Enlightenment, it was commonly believed that the nature of the world could be best understood by the study of scripture, meditation, and reflection in one's own mind. The Enlightenment established the idea that the natural world is best understood through close observation and reason. Several political philosophers from
Galileo used his telescope to gather data about the heavens, and his observations and theories sparked much controversy. Contrary to the popular belief of the time, Galileo suggested that Earth was not the center of the universe. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, the importance of unbiased scientific inquiry is demonstrated by Galileo's observations of sunspots. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:42.
This geometry tutorial discusses the theories of trapezoids. Mansfield ISD teacher Scotty Hale presents.
Instructor talks briefly about the theories of Bohr and introduces orbitals. Instructor uses his computer screen and different colors to educate students. Instructor says this video series introduces information covered in a first-year high school course in chemistry.
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
Pablo Picasso biography (1 of 9)
A biography of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. Abundant information about the artist, his art, and his life. This video includes some actual footage of Picasso himself. Picasso was a spanish painter and sculptor who lived from 1881-1973. He experimented with different techniques and theories. Much of his work centered around cubism.
MAIN AIMS OF THE MODULE: To achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of educational software. LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE: The module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: 1. Obtain understand of major learning principles, theories, and approaches 2. Identify key factors of successful educational software design a