"The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do to Stop It" (video)
A talk by Antonia Juhasz, author, policy expert, and activist. Antonia Juhasz is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, a fellow with Oil Change International, and a senior analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. The author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (2006), Juhasz has also written extensively on various aspec
The Cultural Practices Of Cognition.
Edwin Hutchins discusses how the shift to seeing cognition as a biological rather than a logical phenomenon presents challenges and opportunities for understanding the relations between culture and cognition.
The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms
This unit will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the culture and identity of the Roman empire. Terms such as ‘Roman empire’ and ‘imperium’ will be introduced in the context of the formation and expansion of the empire, and the unit will provide you with the background for further study of the Roman empire.
The Virtual Genetics Lab
The Virtual Genetics Lab (VGL) is a simulation of transmission genetics that approximates, as closely as possible, the hypothesis-testing environment of genetics research. In this lab, students cross hypothetical creatures and examine the progeny in order to determine the mechanism of inheritance of a particular trait. As in actual research, it is not possible to 'see the answer' - the student must decide for herself when she has collected enough data to be sure of her model. The goal is to have
Understanding Online Interaction
This course is designed to provide an introductory level of understanding of the manner in which individuals interact with one another via the network. Possession of this understanding is absolutely critical to your ability to design effective learning environments on the network. This course takes an immersion approach to helping you develop your understanding by requiring you to make extensive, reflective use of several representative interactive media. You will also read several representativ
Introduction to Microeconomics
This course is designed to help you build an understanding of the economics of the market place. In particular we focus on microeconomic principles that demonstrate the role and limitations of both competitive and imperfectly competitive markets in motivating socially efficient consumer, business, and public sector choices.
Macroeconomics for Managers
This course provides a broad overview of macroeconomic theory and policy. The focus is on understanding fluctuations in the levels of income, employment, and production and policy responses to these fluctuations.
How (Not) to Read an Academic Article
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This is a demonstration of two approaches to reading an academic article. The first one involves lots of detailed note-taking and slow patient reading: I think the video gives some idea of the tedious nature of this approach, as does the 'alienated' commentary. The second approach demonstrates much more brisk reading for sense and understanding. I tried to 'think aloud' as I did these tasks. I also illustrate on PowerPoint some relevant ch
How is a Hot Dog Like a Shoe? Thinking by Analogy
Students practice using and explaining analogies that reveal their understanding of new concepts.
Data Protection Acts
guide to the Data Protection Acts, interpretation of, and understanding the principles
Episode 99: Click on the Kidneys: Virtual organs in your medical future Prof Peter Harris discusses the process of virtual modelling of human organs, and how it will lead to enhanced understanding of disease and its treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington. Professor Peter Harris Red Light, Green Light Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Contemporary processes in Amazonia and implications Thailand in Crisis- Episode 6 Lost Opportunities and Possibilities in Australian Foreign Policy Against the odds? Pathways to peace in East Timor, Aceh and West Papua Working Towards a Connected Frontline Health System Unravelling the mysteries of chromsomes 2.3 Interception, evaporation and transpiration Truth Maker Semantics
Building upon their understanding of forces and Newton's laws of motion, students learn about the force of friction, specifically with respect to cars. They explore the friction between tires and the road to learn how it affects the movement of cars while driving. In an associated literacy activity, students explore the theme of conflict in literature, and the difference between internal and external conflict, and various types of conflicts. Stories are used to discuss methods of managing and re
Contemporary processes in Amazonia and implications for the future of Amazonia
In the final Thailand in Crisis vodcast, ANU PhD students Nattakant Akarapongpisak, Pongphisoot Busbarat and Preedee Hongsaton join host Nicholas Farrelly for a panel discussion about Thailand's political present and future. Farrelly is also joined by regular Andrew Walker who discusses the upcoming by-election in Bangkok.Thailand in Crisis is a series of six vod and podcasts from The Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific. The series draws upon the university's experti
Bruce Haigh argues that Australian foreign policy has been, and remains, inept in advancing Australia's national interest. Given the limited independence of Australia's Foreign Minister, and the trend of governments to be perpetually in election mode, Australian foreign policy is too often managed to maximum domestic political gain by the Prime Minister, with negative fallout reserved for Ministers. What has changed since the election of the Rudd Government? How does Australia manage the dual ri
States rarely disintegrate in the way that former Yugoslavia did in the 1990s. Many thought Indonesia would disintegrate in the wake of a large number of violent internal conflicts at the turn of the century. East Timor was an exception that did break away to achieve independence. Aceh followed the more historically common path of reintegration after a peace process that made substantial concessions to separatists. West Papua is another Indonesian exception in failing to achieve positive peace a
Commonwealth Government needs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Australia's health care system. Primary health care provides the first point of contact for patients and is touted as the cornerstone of a more effective health system, but it is undermined by fragmented services. Frontline clinicians need be able to provide comprehensive, coordinated and personalised care to patients, particularly those with multiple serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and depression. Dr Stange
The DNA in our cells is tightly packed into structures called chromosomes. The role of the physical structure of chromosomes in diseases and genetics is being explored thanks to recent advances in technology that allow scientists to look at how the DNA is packaged into chromatin- the structures that form chromosomes. In this lecture Dr Grigoryev will discuss current models of chromosome organisation, several examples of cutting edge research aimed at understanding role of chromatin in cell diffe
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future.
In this lecture, Professor Kit Fine will explore the notion of truth-makers. What are truth-makers? He will argue that truth-makers are helpful for understanding how things are true but not for understanding what is in the world.
Prof Peter Harris discusses the process of virtual modelling of human organs, and how it will lead to enhanced understanding of disease and its treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Professor Peter Harris
Red Light, Green Light
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Contemporary processes in Amazonia and implications
Thailand in Crisis- Episode 6
Lost Opportunities and Possibilities in Australian Foreign Policy
Against the odds? Pathways to peace in East Timor, Aceh and West Papua
Working Towards a Connected Frontline Health System
Unravelling the mysteries of chromsomes
2.3 Interception, evaporation and transpiration
Truth Maker Semantics