CMS.603 American Soap Operas (MIT)
The television landscape has changed drastically in the past few years; nowhere is this more prevalent than in the American daytime serial drama, one of the oldest forms of television content. This class examines the history of these "soap operas" and their audiences by focusing on the production, consumption, and media texts of soaps. The class will include discussions of what makes soap operas a unique form, the history of the genre, current experimentation with transmedia storytelling, the on
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
11.481J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth (MIT)
This course focuses on alternative ways in which the issues of growth, restructuring, innovation, knowledge, learning, and accounting and measurements can be examined, covering both industrialized and emerging countries. We give special emphasis to recent transformations in regional economies throughout the world and to the implications these changes have for the theories and research methods used in spatial economic analyses. Readings will relate mainly to the United States, but we cover pertin
Being a 'good BRIC': how the rising BRIC economies can be a win-win for the global economy - Summer
As the 'are we'/'aren't we' debate continues around Britain's early or late emergence from the global recession it is clear that the so called 'BRIC' economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are proving somewhat more resilient to the global economic downturn suffered by the Western economies. So how much can we learn from them about developing these new growing middle class markets abroad and how much do they still need our skill set in terms of their recent mergers and acquisitions? Boni So
What the World Eats
This video version of What the World Eats, written by Faith D'Aluisio, includes text, narration, and pictures. The book is listed on the CoreStandards.org website as suggested reading material for grades 2-3. (10:20)
How to work out averages
This resource provides content and activities about averages. It gives examples of mean, median and mode and provides opportunities for learners to calculate each type.
How to measure length
This resource provides content and activities about measuring length. It introduces basic units of measurement, and presents opportunities for learners to estimate, read and convert measurements of length.
Brass, exhibiting grain boundary nucleation
A high zinc brass that forms large grains of β phase (yellow areas, due to higher copper content) and subsequently grains of γ form on β grain boundaries and also on non-metallic inclusions in the alloy.
Pearlitic malleable cast iron
A cast iron with a relatively low carbon content. The sample has been normalised at 900 °C for 72 hours in order to refine the grain size. The microstructure consists of pearlite with graphite.
17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy (MIT)
This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainabil
Quizzes in Director using Lingo
This set of video tutorials demonstrates how to create quizzes in Director and Lingo. The types of quiz include 'drag and drop' and answering questions using Text Input areas. These training videos assume the user has previous experience working with Director. This is a link to a website where the videos can be viewed from an index. The videos are also available to download from JorumOpen.
Mini project : credit the edit : document transcript
This is Mini Project documentation about creating and editing audio and video content. It is part of the 2009/10 BSc ( Hons ) in Multimedia Technology (course number 2ELE0075) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. It includes a project introduction and specification, day 1 and 2 project briefs and a creative brief. The objectives of this module are to demonstrate abilities to: o To plan, generate, s
Cu 21, Sn 79 (wt%), peritectic transformation
This microstructure is generated via a peritectic reaction (L+ε = η), which bears some similarities to the more familiar eutectic reaction (L = α + β). Upon cooling from the liquid phase field, primary ε is formed, which can be seen here as a slightly darker phase than the sheath of η surrounding it. The η sheath is the product of a peritectic reaction between ε and liquid. The peritectic reaction rarely goes to completion, since the formation of η around the ε phase separates it from
RVC/FAO Guide to Veterinary Diagnostic Parasitology
The ‘RVC/FAO Guide to Veterinary Diagnostic Parasitology ‘is a collaborative project which provides a user-friendly computer-aided educational tool for lecturers in both the UK in the developing world. It focuses on the faecal examination of farm animals for helminth parasites. The techniques outlined in the program are designed for basic training and arranged to take the user step-by step through the procedures. Details of their application, limitations and guidelines for health and safety
Know Your User
an mp3 podcast outlining the implementation of "user centred" design
17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations (MIT)
This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military
7.13 Experimental Microbial Genetics (MIT)
In this class, students engage in independent research projects to probe various aspects of the physiology of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14, an opportunistic pathogen isolated from the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Students use molecular genetics to examine survival in stationary phase, antibiotic resistance, phase variation, toxin production, and secondary metabolite production. Projects aim to discover the molecular basis for these processes using both classical and cutti
11.902 Advanced Urban Public Finance: Collective Action and Provisions of Local Public Goods (MIT)
In analyzing fiscal issues, conventional public finance approaches focus mainly on taxation and public spending. Policymakers and practitioners rarely explore solutions by examining the fundamental problem: the failure of interested parties to act collectively to internalize the positive externalities generated by public goods. Public finance is merely one of many possible institutional arrangements for assigning the rights and responsibilities to public goods consumption. This system is current
Explaining the Phases of the Moon
This video combines animation and photos of the moon to explain why the moon's 8 phases occur. A narrator walks the viewer through each phase of the moon's orbit around Earth
Tsunamis and Earthquakes
This site uses animation and virtual reality to show how tsunamis are generated by earthquakes. Learn about tsunami research and mitigation efforts -- how sediments are transported by a tsunami, how researchers decipher the geologic record of prehistoric tsunamis, and the seismograph network of the west coast tsunami warning system.