CMS.600 Videogame Theory and Analysis (MIT)
This course will serve as an introduction to the interdisciplinary academic study of videogames, examining their cultural, educational, and social functions in contemporary settings. By playing, analyzing, and reading and writing about videogames, we will examine debates surrounding how they function within socially situated contexts in order to better understand games' influence on and reflections of society. Readings will include contemporary videogame theory and the completion of a contempora
11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development (MIT)
As an introduction to the field of Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED), the course is structured to: Advance student's understanding of how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, the local economy, and neighborhood institutions; Provide an overview of techniques for framing public and private interventions to meet housing and community development agendas, broadly defined, of inner city and low income neighborhoods; Review and critique specific
HILT Conference 2014 – Early lessons from research: Sam Moulton
EARLY LESSONS FROM RESEARCH IN TEACHING AND LEARNING Insights and practical findings from in-progress research 3 bodies of work underway and a facilitated discussion of them. Featuring: Samuel T. Moulton, Director of Educational Research and Assessment, Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching The Annual HILT Conference 2014 was held on September 16 in Wasserstein Hall. See more multimedia from the conference at http://hilt.harvard.edu/multimedia.
A Bridge not to far... The Kinect Common Bridge get face tracking and voice recognition. We last mentioned the Kinect Common Bridge here, Kids, Kinect, Cinder and some C++ too... Meet the Kinect Common Bridge. Today we return to it, with a fresh new update...
We last mentioned the Kinect Common Bridge here, Kids, Kinect, Cinder and some C++ too... Meet the Kinect Common Bridge. Today we return to it, with a fresh new update...
15.225 Economy and Business in Modern China and India (MIT)
As markets or production bases, China and India are becoming important and integral players in the global economy. Foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investments and outsourcing businesses have increased dramatically in these two economies. Despite the rising importance of these two economies on the world stage, our knowledge and analysis of these two countries in an integrated manner has remained poor. The two are often lumped together by business analysts as "emerging markets," despite
Igneous Rock - by Study Jams
Igneous rock forms from melted rock called magma. Magma exists inside the earth's surface, and it becomes lava when it is released through a volcanic eruption. When it cools, it becomes igneous rock. Learn more about igneous rock with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant pictures are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila
Cancer Science App for iOS
'Keep up to date with developments in the field of oncology even faster, with complete issues available in the new app. Enjoy a new level of personalized browsing and reading with:▶Readable, print-like experience enhanced with dynamic figures, tables, and references▶Rapid access to breaking research: Early View articles updated as they publish▶Adjustable text and table sizing with “pinch and zoom”▶Download articles and issues for offline perusal▶Email and social media shari
Learning Virtually: A Paradigm Shift in Design Education
We still think of architectural design education in terms of a "classroom" paradigm, that is, of an instructor teaching design skills to a class of students in a face-to-face format. However, emerging communication and collaboration technologies have created tremendous new opportunities to distribute students and faculty, while maintaining a close personal contact. This paper discusses and characterizes several aspects of the evolving paradigm of teaching design made possible by the ability to
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
Missouri Government and Politics: Lecture 16 - Local Government
This course is designed to familiarize students with the constitutional framework and institutions of the state of Missouri, including the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches, and its political parties. Missouri's inherent conservatism and individualism is explored in the frame of the state's role as a ''laboratory of democracy." Special attention is given to innovations in welfare and education policies, as well as Missouri's role in the national debates over the right to privacy a
International Law in a Global Economy Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 25 02:02 - Doing Business Internationally 02:40 - Regulation of Specific Business Activities 03:48 - Commercial Contracts in International Setting 04:20 - Payment in International Transactions 04:44 - U.S. Laws in a Global Context
The Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920s
The era of national prohibition began in 1920 with the establishment of the Eighteenth Amendment and was enforced by the Volstead Act passed by Congress that same year. The Act forbade the manufacture and sale of beverages with an alcoholic content greater than .5 percent. Zealous supporters of this law, including many women and parishioners, believed that prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol would eliminate the social problems caused by intoxication.
Lecture by Hiroto Kobayashi
Presented by the Architecture Program as part of the Architecture Lecture Series, this lecture was filmed Monday, October 14, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the college's San Francisco campus. Hiroto Kobayashi is a founding partner of Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW), an architectural and urban design firm based in Tokyo. He also represents the American architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) in Japan. KMDW's work encompasses a full range of design scales, from furniture and
Communicating India's Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood
Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, London, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series
Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book. He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.
Pirate Girls Nine
This video podcast is from the They Might Be Giants series. Sock puppets sing a song about counting to nine and sets of nine pirate girls. Ends at 2:09. The second part of the video has the ZYX song in which the alphabet is sung backwards. (4:34 total run time)
8 A new life
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran
Ulrich Marzolph spoke about printed materials in 19th Century Iran. Speaker Biography: Ulrich Marzolph is a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Gottingen, Germany. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6511