Digital Libraries and Archives, Winter 2009
This course focuses on the current state of "digital libraries" from a multidisciplinary perspective. Its point of departure is the possibilities and prospects for convergence of professions and cultures around the notion of digital media and content. The course covers the history of the idea of the digital library and the digital archive, especially its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, nonprofit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence the develop
Information Economics, Winter 2007
This course is a half-semester module, Information Economics. In the second half-semester I teach a companion module, Incentive-Centered Design: Contracting and Signaling. My goal is to give you a strong grounding in the economics of information goods and services. We will analyze strategic issues faced by for-profit and not-for-port organizations: pricing, bundling, versioning, network externalities and rights management. My teaching objectives are: To provide you with a framework for understan
Measuring Health Disparities
Measuring Health Disparities is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health workforce. In contains audio and interactive elements and focuses on some basic issues for public health practice - how to understand, define, and measure health disparity. The material is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two review what health disparities are, how they are defined, and provide and overview of common issues faced in measuring health dispar
Trabalenguas (Spanish tongue twisters) Here are a few Spanish tongue twisters. The first one will give you great practice for trilling (rolling) the “r” in Spanish. I Erre con erre cigarro
Erre con erre barril
Here are a few Spanish tongue twisters. The first one will give you great practice for trilling (rolling) the “r” in Spanish.
Erre con erre cigarro
A learning object is best described as a representation designed to be reused in different educational contexts. In this page you will references to my papers and examples of various learning objects develop either by my self or by my students. Learning objects might reside in digital repositories, ready to be located and utilized by those involved in educational activities (e.g., teachers and students). They address: (a) key concepts from disciplines, in visual and often interactive ways not pe
How is a Hot Dog Like a Shoe? Thinking by Analogy
Students practice using and explaining analogies that reveal their understanding of new concepts.
These materials were developed as part of the Capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa initiative which was funded by IDRC and coordinated by APC.Training units Network planning, WiMax and non standard solutions, Energy for telecommunications systems, VoIP, Long distance wireless link, Community, gender and technology and Sustainability strategies were developed between 2007 and 2008 as part of the project TRICALCAR which was funded by ICA and coordinated by Wilac.net. Thi
Outdoor radio simulation
This unit serves as an introduction to the software A Radio Mobile, a radio simulation tool for outdoor environments. The focus of this unit is on the understanding of the different building blocks of the software. Rather than understanding how to simulate only one specific type of wireless infrastructure the learner should be able to apply the methodology to any kind of wireless system.
Searching the internet
This unit takes learners through the process of understanding the priorities involved in finding information on the Internet.
Conflict resolution: Discovering interests
The message of this unit that by understanding the difference between positions and interests, you greatly increase your ability to find common ground.
What are ICTs?
This is an introductory unit and is meant to build an understanding of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and their impact/use in modern life.
Is it living or non living?
Once completed, students will have a deeper understanding of what is living and non living. Students will be able to identify the characteristics of non living and living things and will be able to classify them in an environment.
Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice
This book is for an undergraduate income tax course where objectives include learning tax concepts and how to prepare income tax returns. Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice is developed to provide students with both the conceptual and practical information needed for a sound understanding of individual income tax at a reasonable cost. The text uses the latest information available from the Internal Revenue Service and combines it with background, conceptual information, and pedagogy
This book is suitable for an undergraduate or MBA level Financial Accounting course. The authors bring their collective teaching wisdom to bear in this book not by changing "the message"(financial accounting content), but by changing "the messenger" (the way the content is presented). The approach centers around utilizing the Socratic method, or simply put, asking and answering questions. The reason that this approach continues to be glorified after thousands of years is simple - it engages stu
Human Development Across the Lifespan, Fall 2007
Human Development Through the Lifespan is devoted to the study and understanding of constancy and change for human beings, male and female, in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains interpreted through a variety of theoretical frameworks, contexts, and interdisciplinary research.
Energy at Play
In this activity students will design a contraption using Tinker ToysTM, while exploring how Potential and Kinetic Energy are transformed and transferred. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Fertility and Family Planning
Students will gain an understanding of the change in fertility patterns in the U.S. through an examination of the change of marital status among females, childbearing trends, and how such variables are affected by race/ethnicity.
Quantitative Data Analysis
Students will analyze quantitative data and interpret the results, learning about the relevance of education and family type to earnings, how it has changed over time and the relevance of race in understanding these relationships.
U.S. Housing Patterns, Living Arrangements, and Life Chances
In this assignment you will use U.S. census data to get an overview of housing patterns (ownership and types of housing) and living arrangements as a way of understanding more about one example of what Weber referred to as life chances (or, basically, the ability to access to resources we need to live a good life).
Electing a US President in Plain English
A short and simple guide to understanding the U.S. election process.