Diabetes and Drug Treatment
Students will be able to: - explain epidemiology, classification, diagnosis criteria, and the causes and symptoms of diabetes - explain insulin therapy - explain oral hypoglycemics - explain the complications and therapeutics of diabetes - explain the most recent therapeutic approaches to diabetes
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Talent Management: Building and sustaining a strong talent pipeline
Best practices only work in a given context, says Günter Stahl, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour. "So what works for one company may not work for another." That's one of the key findings of The Global Human Resource Research Alliance, a study of best practices in talent management on which Stahl was a lead researcher. It investigated the processes and practices of 37 multinational companies, selected on the basis of their international scope, long-term performance and repu
Sound long-term strategy is key, particularly in a crisis
With the current global economic downturn and dire predictions of a re-run of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the forecast is all doom and gloom.
But Professor Michael Porter of Harvard University, a leading authority on competitive strategy, begs to differ. He believes this time of great economic upheaval to be the tipping point for companies – if only they know how to harness the right strategies.
Can CSR show us the money?
A Hayleys PLC case study addresses a gap in the literature on corporate social responsibility: namely, it is very hard to determine the true costs and benfits of CSR for a firm.
Making the case for the smart grid
Is the smart and sustainable ‘super-grid’ reality or unrealisable fantasy? Can we continue to have energy security in the face of dwindling natural resources or can we rely on renewables to power up future generations? What are the alternatives and what role should businesses and governments play in ‘greening’ but not stalling the economy? These are just some of the issues that were discussed at the INSEAD 22nd Alumni Sustainability Executive Roundtable held recently at the school’s Eu
Putting the squeeze on sustainability spending
In an economic downturn, budgets get cut – whether they be for training, travel, marketing or PR activities. But these cuts go well beyond the normal discretionary items. Where companies had recently started spending money to promote and enhance their sustainability, they are now refocusing their attention on cost-cutting instead.
A Bed of Nails
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates a bed of nails in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. In some physical situations, force is the more relevant concept but in other situations its the pressure. Pressure is the force divided by the area over which the force acts. Run time 06:03.
Nikesh Arora Discusses Google's Investment Decisions and the Shifting of Ad Spending Online
Chrystia Freeland Interviews Nikesh Arora
Are Hedge Funds out of Control?
If you go to Amazon.com and search for books about venture capital, you get 14,114 responses, which include many text books. Andrew Metrick, a professor of finance at Wharton, has just written a new book on the subject titled, "Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation." Unlike the thousands of other books, though, this one offers a different approach, especially in areas such as valuing startup companies and IPOs, by bridging the gap between finance fundamentals and venture capital practice
Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Germany Watch how cars are assembled in this state-of-the-art 'transparent factory' in Germany, which is part manufacturing facility, part museum and exhibition.
Watch how cars are assembled in this state-of-the-art 'transparent factory' in Germany, which is part manufacturing facility, part museum and exhibition.
CSET Science Subtest I: Forces and Motion
The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). This module is part of the preparation for CSET Science Subtest I. It covers: 1. Position and Displacement 2. Speed and Velocity 3. Acceleration 4. Graphing Motion 5. Isaac Newton 6. Newtons First Law and the Concept of
Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 2: The Octave and Just Intervals
This presentation explains the octave, a 2:1 ratio of frequencies, and octave equivalence, the core concept in tonal systems. An oscilloscope is used to visualize various musical ratios including the perfect fifth and perfect fourth. The connection is made between musical intervals and simple whole number ratios.
Lesson #095, Friday albero = tree cassetto = drawer bosco = woods uccello = bird tetto = roof fiore = flower lago = lake campo = field corridoio = hallway vaso = vase stazione = station banca = bank ospedale = hospital ufficio = office giardino = garden parco = park cadere = to fall io cado = I fall tu cadi = you fall (informal) Lei cade = you fall (formal) lui/lei cade = he
albero = tree
cassetto = drawer
bosco = woods
uccello = bird
tetto = roof
fiore = flower
lago = lake
campo = field
corridoio = hallway
vaso = vase
stazione = station
banca = bank
ospedale = hospital
ufficio = office
giardino = garden
parco = park
cadere = to fall
io cado = I fall
tu cadi = you fall (informal)
Lei cade = you fall (formal)
lui/lei cade = he
Understanding the structure of the set of rational numbers: a conceptual change approach.
In the present article, we argue that the conceptual change approach to learning can apply in the case of mathematics, taking into consideration the particular nature of mathematical knowledge and the neurobiological bases of mathematical cognition. In the empirical study that is reported in this article, we investigated ninth graders' understanding of algebraic and structural properties of rational numbers, from a conceptual change perspective. We make the point that understanding rational numb
Grizzly Bears and Black Bears - Compare and Contrast
Explore the concept of compare and contrast with your second grade students. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (01:57) Great for improving listening skills.
Guess my X and other techno-pedagogical patterns;
Toward a language of patterns for teaching and lea
Most people see learning mathematics as a demanding, even threatening, endeavour. Consequently, creating technology-enhanced environments and activities for learning mathematics is a challenging domain. It requires a synergism of several dimensions of design knowledge: usability, software design, pedagogical design and subject matter. This paper presents a set of patterns derived from a study on designing collaborative learning activities in mathematics for children aged 10-14, and a set of tool
A Model for European e-Competence Framework
Development in a University Environment
The paper describes a model of implementation of the European e-Competence Framework in Sofia University by using the methodology and tools developed in the frames of the EC Sixth Framework European Integrated Project Ten- Competence. The work is a follow up activity of an internal university project for implementation a curricula in computing based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations.
Modeling of the research and education strategy in Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia Uni
The efficient and effective university education system is a huge benefit for individuals and for the community. The competences, innovation, and creativity developed through academic education are a major factor in the success in creating jobs and in our prosperity. As Bulgaria join EU community, it has the opportunity to act on the competition challenges and set the economy on a higher growth path. EC and World Bank proposes a strong reform agenda focused on five areas to narrow the income, pr