Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa
asks students to compare their interactions with water to those of children in Kenya and Tanzania and discover that access to water helps to define children's roles in the family. They can then demonstrate their understanding through essays and pictures.
We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover
Since the advent of book musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!", many Broadway shows have touched upon relevant social and historical issues. In this lesson, students will investigate how Broadway musicals can reflect the times in which they were created. Students will examine video clips and Web sites related to relevant productions, study song lyrics, and compare and contrast actual history with Broadway history. By becoming "historical detectives," they will determine how accurately Bro
R. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
This site is a spinoff from the PBS series about the architect, designer, engineer, poet, philosopher, author, and global iconoclast, best known for the geodesic dome.
Genetically Modified Foods
This lesson is designed to expose students to the various issues surrounding GMO foods and to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement. Students will read aloud from two NewsHour pieces, both of which involve a variety of perspectives surrounding the GMO issue. Additionally, students will try to identify GMO foods that they have consumed and discuss the "to label or not to label" debate. At home students will be surveying family and/or peers and at
12. How To Make Small Talk (HTI)
Learn how to speak real everyday Italian with LearnItalianPod! You will find that most Italians are generous by heart, hospitable, and willing to talk at almost anytime of the day. Being able to connect with Italians through small talk can sometimes lead to a real understanding of Italians and their culture. So today let's see [...]
Digital Libraries, Winter 2008
This is a special topics seminar focusing on the current state of “digital libraries” broadly defined. The seminar is multi-disciplinary in focus and in method, covering the history of the idea, its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, non-profit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence their development and growth. The concept of the digital library will serve as an intellectual construct within which to explore the related concepts of scholarly c
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
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
Lesson 319: Politics vocab 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 Impact of the Air Pollution Learning Objects How is a Hot Dog Like a Shoe? Thinking by Analogy Wireless networking Outdoor radio simulation Searching the internet ICT policy, advocacy and the digital divide Conflict resolution: Discovering interests
It’s election time in Brazil and BPP will start a series of lessons about Brazil’s politics history and how elections work here. As a warm up this lesson will serve as a vocabulary reference for the...
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Erre con erre barril
This item presents information about global warming, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Includes great graphics.
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
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
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.
This unit takes learners through the process of understanding the priorities involved in finding information on the Internet.
The ICT Policy for Civil Society training materials build the capacity of civil society organisations to understand policy and regulation related to information and communication technologies (ICT) so that they can begin to engage and influence policy processes affecting ICT adoption and implementation at national, regional and global levels.
The message of this unit that by understanding the difference between positions and interests, you greatly increase your ability to find common ground.
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
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
Impact of the Air Pollution
How is a Hot Dog Like a Shoe? Thinking by Analogy
Outdoor radio simulation
Searching the internet
ICT policy, advocacy and the digital divide
Conflict resolution: Discovering interests