This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori
French Online is an interactive video-based course intended for use by university students and independent learners on the Internet. The first-semester course is divided into five thematic modules, with three lessons within each module. Each lesson is designed to take approximately one week to complete so working through the entire course will take the average learner approximately fifteen weeks. Each lesson opens with a video dramatization that sets the context for the lesson. Parts of the vide
History of Economic Thought
The purpose of this text is to introduce the interested reader to a broad overview of ideas about how the economy is and should be related to society and the individuals who compose that society. The intent is to keep the text short to avoid discouraging readers who are being introduced to the ideas for the first time.
The is the study of how scarce resources are allocated to satisfy unlimited wants in a cultural context. Microeconomics is often defined as the study of individual agents' [persons, organizations, firms, markets] choices about the allocation of scarce goods and how these individual choices relate to the society made up of those individuals. The focus here is the use of technology and social interaction to coordinate individual action.
What is a Mammal? Answers from Dr. Ross MacPhee (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Extras)
Through a series of short video segments, we interviewed Ross MacPhee, curator in the Department of Mammalogy of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to give us a basic understanding about polar mammals. A paleomammalogist, he travels around the world studying mammals of the ancient past as well as those of today. In particular, MacPhee studies woolly mammoths, the not-so-distant relatives of our present-day elephants.
The E Pluribus Unum Project
This site examines Americans' attempt to make one from many in three pivotal decades: the 1770s, 1850s, and 1920s. Each decade is framed by an introductory essay with links to key topics and primary documents, including the Declaration of Independence, newspapers, and the rhetoric of the Revolution; reform, cultures of the North and South, religion, and popular movements; and prohibition, Broadway, evangelical Protestantism, and the Roaring Twenties. The exhibits and projects on this site invite
"Revitalizing Urban Main Streets: St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, Spring 2009"
" This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas: An overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed, The physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic developme
"Project Management, Spring 2009"
"1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. Some notable projects include the Manhattan Project (developing the first nuclear weapon); the Human Genome Project (mapping the hu
In Search of Cosmic Rays
These interactive lessons teach about Cosmic Rays by emphasizing the mystery that Cosmic Rays presented to early scientists. The scientific inquiries and investigations that Cosmic Rays prompted are interesting and important to understanding the way science works. Cosmic Rays are now being studied at research sites around the world. Much has been learned from early experiments and even more is being discovered with modern experiments, but many questions have yet to be answered.
My Place Asia Australia
My Place Asia Australia is an innovative educational exchange between Australian schools and students and their counterparts in China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Partnerships are established between groups of schools in Australia and the above named countries. This website has been designed to link with current curriculum in the Visual Arts and Studies of Society and Environment with a specific focus on studies of Asia for middle school students. The teachers' guide provides pre
Topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity, system infrastructure, networks and distributed systems, atomicity and coordination of parallel activities, recovery and reliability, privacy of information, impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and outside reading in the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. The group project is to write an NSF systems proposal to fund a middle-ware produc
Physics to Go
Physics to Go is a collection of websites where you can learn physics on your own, through games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. Also included are physics on the road programs, which bring demonstration shows, and in some cases hands-on activities, to you, the audience. To find the resources you want, you can browse the collection and search our database by content topic, resource type, and grade level. We encourage your involvement in Physics To Go. Once you have registered and
Knowing what ideas children already have about a science topic is critical to providing appropriate learning situations. Time spent revealing the ideas they have is a good investment. Quite apart from alerting you, the teacher, to their current understanding of soil, it also gets them going--focusing them on what they will be doing. It gives students a stake in the learning enterprise; "This is the bit I have to offer." Finally, it fixes a benchmark for each student against which he or she can m
The Metaconstitutional Manifesto: A Bourgeois Vision of the Classless Society
This book describes my concept of the ideal society, one in which bourgeois values of individual liberty, limited government, and market economics, pushed to their logical conclusions, produce a classless society. In this, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of The Communist Manifesto, I am therefore publishing The Metaconstitutional Manifesto by making it available on the World Wide Web to all people who have access to the Internet.
Thinking About Politics: American Government in Associational Perspective
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of the American political system and with a framework for analyzing its processes and functions. It will appeal to instructors of introductory American government courses who wish to take students beyond a traditional institutional orientation. Throughout the text, the various dimensions of American politics are integrated into an analytical framework designed to stimulate thoughtful understanding of the political world
Mr. Lyman's 7th grade Frog Lab
Welcome to the Frog Lab which will guide you through a virtual dissection.
A practical plan for implementing investigative laboratories
This resource outlines methods developed to promote investigative instead of demonstrative laboratory exercises as means of teaching concepts and introducing students to the scientific process. Students are guided through a variety of modular studies from which they can then formulate and test their own hypotheses.
A Guided Inquiry in a Computer-based Biology Lab
Computer technology is used by the research teams of 3-4 students to search for background information for the guided inquiry, organize this information into a concept map, complete an electronic template (the TLNB: Team Lab Notebook), and analyze data with Microsoft Excel. A computer projection system is used to present their findings to the other teams. This format can be adapted to do open and guided inquiry laboratories in biology for both the major and non-major student. In addition it can
A Field Study of the Ant Trail Phenomenon
In this exercise, students place food at various distances from an ant hill or nest. Ants are then observes as they find the bait and lead other ants to it. At the completion of the exercise, students construct a graph which shows the establishment of trails, recruitment of workers, and depletion of the bait.
An Alternative to Statecraft: should diplomacy adapt to a new world environment?
The European Union is designing a new external action service as part of the changes to foreign policy proposed under the Lisbon Treaty. This lecture examines the contemporary demands on diplomatic missions. Pilar Saborio is the ambassador of Costa Rica to the UK. Georg Boomgaarden is the ambassador of Germany to the UK. Nick Mabey is chief executive of E3G Third Generation Environmentalism. Mary Martin is a research fellow at LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance.