Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics is designed to build an understanding of economic institutions, history, and principles. In addition, it will focus on relationship between private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Also, it will analyze major economic institutions, such as property rights, markets, business organizations, labor unions, money and banking, trade, and taxation.
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.
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
Space Propulsion, Spring 2004
Reviews rocket propulsion fundamentals. Discusses advanced concepts in rocket propulsion ranging from chemical engines to electrical engines. Topics include: advanced mission analysis, physics and engineering of microthrusters, solid propellant rockets, electrothermal, electrostatic, and electro-magnetic schemes for accelerating propellant. Some coverage is given of satellite power systems and their relation to propulsion systems. Space Propulsion begins with a review of rocket propulsion fundam
Common Core State Standards: Middle School
Visit two middle school English and math classrooms who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards, and see what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards. (14:09)
ESD.00 Introduction to Engineering Systems (MIT)
Students in ESD.00 work on projects to address large, complex and seemingly intractable real-world problems, such as energy supply, environmental issues, health care delivery, and critical infrastructure (e.g., telecommunications, water supply, and transportation). The course introduces interdisciplinary approaches - rooted in engineering, management, and the social sciences - to considering these critical contemporary issues. Small, faculty-led teams select an engineering systems term project t
Egyptian Sarcophagus Paper-Craft
This video shows the assembly of a paper-crafted Egyptian sarcophagus.
( This set shows a set of three nesting boxes.) Teachers could show this to students studying Egyptian history before having them design their own sarcophaguses. ( 4:17)
History of Royal Weddings
Royal marriages have changed in the last century. They were once purely political affairs, matching a prince up with a princess of another royal family. This 2:34 video explains the reason for many such marriages with the emphasis on current marriages.
We Sign Animals: A Song About Animals in Sign Language
In this video, an instructor demonstrates using sign language to sign a song about a parade of animals. She then performs the song with sign language as she sings along. The animals in the song are a rooster, horse, cow, goat, pig, and mouse. ( While the song is appropriate for young children, anyone learning sign language could benefit from this video.) ( 2:25)
Aching thumbs? Try the virtual keyboard
Jan. 9 - Smartphone and tablet PC users who miss their conventional keyboard need miss it no longer, thanks to the latest creation from South Korean company, Celluon. The company has produced a virtual keyboard which enables users to tap on any flat surface, be it a desk, table or even a wall. Rob Muir reports.
15.341 Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (MIT)
This class develops basic concepts for understanding individual, group, and organizational behavior through the critical analysis of important works in the field. Among the areas covered are: individual affect and cognition; group process and performance; and organizational culture and adaptation. The class also emphasizes the use of behavioral science concepts for stimulating new and useful organizational behavior research.
2011 December Commencement
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Clinton and Qatar's prime minister speak on Syria
Jan. 11 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said an Arab League monitoring mission in Syria cannot continue indefinitely and dismissed a recent speech by Syria's president as "chillingly cynical." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Impact of Obama jobs plan on small business
Jan. 11 - Rafael Pastor, CEO of small business coaching organization Vistage, discusses the impact of President Obama's latest job creation proposals.
Survival Phrases #45 - Mr. Omiyage II
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Mr. Omiyage is back, and this time he has a thing or two to say about meibutsu, as well as some tips on making sure the price is right. In addition, learn how to have some meibutsu served up hot (or maybe cold) in the local restaurant. After listening, stop by [...]
Weather PowerPoint Quiz
This is a teacher-created formative assessment of the types of weather learned in her second grade class. This slideshow is in question-and-answer format (multiple-choice). Primary grade students and teachers may find this assessment useful. The slideshow has questions regarding the types of clouds and types of precipitation.
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Stocks rally; oil below $100
Jan. 12 - Summary of business headlines: Wall Street posts gain as oil drop below $100 offsets retail, jobless concerns; Target launches boutique shops within stores; US Air, others consider American Airlines purchase, sources say. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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
Job Interviews is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. Interviews are still the most commonly used method for assessing a person’s suitability for a job. In the UK 99 per cent of employers use selection interviews to recruit