The Entrepreneurial Experience
Many entrepreneurs believe that, regardless of formal education, there is no substitute for on-the-job learning. The Entrepreneurial Experience (MGMT 463 in Montana State University's College of Business) offers students real-world entrepreneurial experiences in projects assisting start-up companies. As a student in this class, you'll work with a company to resolve management, marketing, finance, or other business issues. While your specific project content will depend on the company's particula
Financing the Emerging Enterprise
This course is an elective in the EEE sequence, designed to give you a thorough background in one of the most complicated and challenging areas of entrepreneurship. Our approach will be a thorough review to accounting and finance from the user point of view. Through a combined use of text, case studies, and live examples we will attempt to define the optimum approach to financing a new and growing company, and avoid the pitfalls of those which have failed.
Community Building through Educational Leadership Preview of Principal Conversations, Issue 5 featuring Gabrielle Leigh and Caroline Springs College.
Preview of Principal Conversations, Issue 5 featuring Gabrielle Leigh and Caroline Springs College.
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
Design against crime leaflet 2005
Leaflet detailing the areas of research conducted by the Design Against Crime (DAC) Research Centre. This includes past, current and future projects. Areas include socially responsive design, crime-resistant products, interior and exterior environments, clothing and systems, communications, design licensing opportunities, consultancy, knowledge transfer, industry linked projects.
Adhesion of protective coating appliques on contaminated aluminum surfaces
The goal of this research was to develop an appliquÃ© system to protect an aluminum surface previously coated with a RTV silicone rubber. The appliquÃ© consisted of a poly (urethane) - based film coated with a suitable adhesive. Two adhesion problems were studied in this project: 1) adhesion to the contaminated aluminum surface, and 2) adhesion to the protective film of the appliquÃ©. Adhesion can occur according to several mechanisms: physical adsorption, chemical bonding, diffusion, elec
Contracting and Signaling, Winter 2008
Course prepares you to advise clients or your own organization on the design of contracts and screening policies when one of the parties has an information advantage over the other. For example, students study the design of patent licenses (the licensor knows more about the market), the design of social systems to reduce spam (the spam sender knows more about the content before the recipient decides whether to read), and the design of performance contracts for professional services (e.g., consul
Professional Practice in Libraries and Information Centers, Winter 2009
Builds on the conceptual framework of information needs and the use of information provided in SI 501. In that course the focus is on techniques that information professionals use to understand the needs of people who employ a wide variety of information systems.Emphasis is on professional practice. Professional practice occurs both in institutional settings (including public, academic, special, and school libraries and information centers) and directly between information professionals and clie
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
Light, optics and lenses
Physical Science Content Standard B of the National Science Education Standards encompasses transfer of energy and specifically states, Light interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction), absorption, or scattering (including reflection). We begin with early investigations into the nature of light that culminated in the current understanding of the nature of light, both visible and invisible as the same physical laws apply to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. From there student
Geologic time: Eons, eras, and epochs
Not a geology major or mathematician? No worries! This publication contains resources designed to do three things. The first is to complement teacher content knowledge and its relationship to the nature of geologic science. Geology is not a laboratory-based science lending itself to traditional notions of controlled experiments; rather it is a historical science requiring different methods. Second, we supply teachers with hands-on/minds-on lessons to develop student understanding, and third, we
Real Remote Mass Spring Laboratory Experiments across InternetInherent Part of Integrated E-Learni
The paper presents the application of Integrated e- Learning, presented in general terms at this conference , exemplified on one of the most important parts of Physics - the thematic block Oscillations. The goal of the course of Physics in the chapter of Oscillations is to show the oscillatory movement as a basis of nearly all natural phenomena. The unifying model for all real world systems then may be the mass-spring system constituting the mechanical oscillator. The three constituting c
Knowledge in Action, Build Stuff
Selection of MIT OpenCourseWare content intended to stretch your creativity by learning how to build new things.
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Four Easy Pieces: Development Systems for Knowledge-Based Generative Instruction
The Experimental Advanced Design Advisor (XAIDA) is a system for the development of computer-based maintenance training. XAIDA acquires knowledge of a device from a subject matter expert and applies common maintenance-training procedures to generate interactive training from the description. XAIDA provides maintenance training in four areas: the physical characteristics of a device, its theory of operation, operating and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting. XAIDA relies on an instruction
A primer in MathML
This course, as the name suggest, is intended to help authors who want to publish mathematical content on web. The emphasis here is to enable learners to quickly adapt to the extensive mathML markup language and begin writing codes even without a specialized editor, available commercially. The course is presented in the form of a tutorial, which essentially saves on unnecessary details. This tutorial is not intended currently (may be supplemented later with the help coming from others) to be a c
Faut-il vraiment laisser le déroulement d'une animation sous le contrôle de l'apprenant ?
Grâce aux possibilités technologiques accrues, l'utilisation d'animations dans les documents multimédia à visée technique ou didactique, est devenue un usage courant. Cependant, les études qui ont comparé « toute chose égales par ailleurs » animations et graphiques statiques montrent que le bénéfices des graphiques animés, loin d'être automatique, dépend des dispositifs d'interaction mis à la disposition des utilisateurs. Sur la base de la littérature, nous proposons que l'usage
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2 Workshop 1. Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle school classrooms, as well as hear teachers discuss their experiences using designs with their students.,Phil Sadler, a science education re
Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? Causal claims permeate everyday life and are constantly the subject of "studies" reported in the newspaper. The material in Causal and Statistical Reasoning examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them. The material is contained in: approximately 20 content modules, a repository of over 100 short case studies, and a "C
Learning How to Learn: using the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set to support teachers as researchers
This conference paper describes how the extension of the Dublin Core Metadata set by domain-specific vocabulary capable of describing not only learning resources but also the classroom contexts in which they may be used, the strategies underpinning them and associated research evidence has provided the basis of sophisticated knoweldge management tools to support teacher professional development.,79,83,84