Introducing E-Learning in a Norwegian Service Company with Participatory Design and Evolutionary Pro
Over a 2-year period, we have participated in the introduction of e-learning in a Norwegian service company, a gas station division of an oil company. This company has an advanced computer network infrastructure for communication and information sharing, but the primary task of the employees is serving customers. We identify some challenges to introducing e-learning in this kind of environment. A primary emphasis has been on using participatory design techniques during the planning stages and ev
Instructional Engineering for Learning Objects Repository Networks
Knowledge management in organizations, the learning objects paradigm and the advent of a new Web generation, the "Semantic Web", are major actual trends that reveal a new potential for a renewed distance learning pedagogy, but at a certain number of conditions. The first and foremost is the use of education modeling languages and instructional engineering methods to help decide how to assemble learning objects in meaningful learning and knowledge management environment. This article proposes a s
[limited access] or the open city?
The idea of the open city as a place of social integration, cultural diversity and collective identity is perceived as an irreversible achievement of modernity, and fuels our visions for a sustainable urban future. Nevertheless, we are witnessing increasing fragmentation and seclusion, which threatens the existence of the open city. Suburban compounds, gated communities, university campuses, covered shopping malls, urban entertainment areas, airport security zones, holiday resorts, all tend to d
Surrender is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad
This lecture and question and answer session marked the launch of Ambassador Bolton's new book Surrender in Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad (Simon and Schuster, November 2007). John R. Bolton currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Prior to arriving at AEI, Ambassador Bolton served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from August 1, 2005 to December 9, 2006. From May 2001 to May 2005, Ambassador Bo
Japan's Grand Strategy
As the Soviet Union disappeared so did the most serious threat to Japanese security. But it was not long before four new threats took its place. Japan, rarely credited for its foreign policy, has responded with surprising strategic agility. Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kosovo's Independence and the Balkans: regional implications and challenges
Uncertainty over the status of Kosovo had undermined stability in the Balkans since the early 1990s. The panel of experts discusses Kosovo's declaration of independence and its political, economic and security impact on the Balkans. Jelena Bjelica is the editor-in-chief of the weekly Gradjanski Glasnik, Kosovo. Anna Di Lellio is the editor of the book The Case for Kosova: passage to independence. Enver Hoxhaj is the current minister of education, science and technology of the Republic of Kosovo.
Imagining India: ideas for the new century
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, who has been a key player in India's growth story, argues that the country's future rests on more than simply economic growth. Only a safety net of ideas - from genuinely inclusive democracy to social security, from public health to sustainable energy - will enable the country to continue to grow and support the young people who have become one of its greatest assets.
Facilitating Movement 3 (Mobile Version)
This and related video clips were originally part of a powerpoint presentation learning resource, developed by Maria Parks, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (YSJU) and ALPS Fellow, for her OT ergonomics module. The entire original resource package has been repurposed for mobile and VLE delivery.
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pediatric Practices Eight Years after Publication of Practi
This project describes current general developmental and autism screening practices of pediatricians in the United States following the latest practice guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in November 2007. It compares results to data collected in previous surveys on this topic, which suggest that pediatricians are not following the AAP guidelines despite repeated recommendations to do so over the past 8 years. A 110-question web-based survey was made available to 386
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Asian Security Seminar: Strategic Shortfall - The Somali Syndrome
Contrary to conventional wisdom, this presentation argues that it was not the 9/11 attacks that transformed the international security environment. Instead, it was "Somali Syndrome," an aversion to intervening in failed states that began in the wake of the1993 U.S./UN action in Somalia. The botched raid precipitated America's strategic retreat from its post-Cold War experiment at partnership with the UN in nation-building and peace enforcement and engendered U.S. paralysis in the face of genocid
The Australia Japan Security Relationship and New Regional Security Architecture: Bilateral and Dome
Professor Ken Jimbo U.S. Nuclear Strategy and US-Japan Alliance Professor Yoshihide Soeya Instability on the Korean Peninsula, stressing the ramifications for Japan vis-a-vis its alliance with the United States as well as focusing on Japan's 'neighborly' relations with Korea and China. Ms. Wakana Mukai Nuclear proliferation and disarmament Dr. Brendan Taylor The future of the US-Japan-China strategic triangle Dr. Andrew Phillips South Asian Nuclear Rivalry and Religious Radicalism in an Age of S