Active citizenship - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:Political action
David Gauntlett's inaugural lecture, 'Participation culture, creativity, and social change', from 12
David Gauntlett's inaugural lecture, 'Participation culture, creativity, and social change', from 12 November 2008: the key themes in ten minutes - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:Participation
Individuals, Behaviour Change and the Web
Individuals, Behaviour Change and the Web - Lucy Yardley Keywords:Web science
How to change the size of Images on Blackboard blogs after uploading
How to change the size of Images on Blackboard blogs after uploading - Adam Procter Keywords:adp
Institutional innovation: synthesis of programme outcomes
Institutional innovation: synthesis of programme outcomes - JISC Keywords:JISC
Climate change: a contemporary and geological perspective: introduction
Climate change: a contemporary and geological perspective: introduction - Jim Andrews Keywords:climate change
Global Climate Cycles
Global Climate Cycles - James Andrews and Heiko Palike and Eelco Rohling Keywords:climate change
Palaeoclimate Change - James Andrews and Paul Wilson and Eelco Rohling and Samantha Gibbs and Stewart Jo Keywords:palaeoclimate
Java computer modelling of the Earth System
Java computer modelling of the Earth System - Toby Tyrrell and Andrew Yool and Jim Andrews and Daniel Perry Keywords:Earth systems modelling
Climate Dynamics - Jim Andrews and Kevin Oliver and Robert Marsh and John Shepherd Keywords:climate change
Annual Technology Day Report 2010
Note: This video has some audio problems, which get resolved early on with some help from an audience member, presumed to be a Course VI alum.
MIT President Susan Hockfield delivers a general update on the Institute to MIT Alumni gathered in Kresge for the annual Technology Day event.
Focusing first on everyo
Composing a Career and Life
Linda Mason was originally going to make a case study of Bright Horizons, her $1.3 billion, early childhood care business, but reconsidered in light of the current economic crisis -- to the benefit of her audience. Instead, she takes up her own story as a recession-era entrepreneur who built several hugely successful, social
Leading through Adversity
Few companies have endured such hardship, or risen to such heights in a brief span of time as Akamai Technologies. Paul Sagan tells how he became the CEO of this young firm, and helped it survive and then flourish despite “unimaginable adversity.”
Brought up in a Chicago newspaper family, Sagan trained for a life in journalis
1 Donor motivation
Legacy fundraising, big-gift seeking are all part of the professional fundraiser's role. This unit will help you to gain the skills necessary to persuade individuals to become donors. How do you change people's ideas about methods of giving, moving them from casual street donations to regular direct debit giving?
From Space to Energy: Changing the World. For Good.
What does it take to achieve the impossible? The lure of a lucrative payoff or of worldwide fame, and a talented team who simply say, “Enough is enough, we’re going to change things.” That’s the perspective of Diamandis and the X Prize Foundation, whose original $10-million award went to Bert Rutan’s SpaceSh
Advancements in Underwater Vehicles: Responding to Current Environmental Issues
Even if humans could breathe under water like fish, we might not want to become permanently aquatic. “Believe it or not,” says James Morash , “the deep ocean is kind of boring,” covered as it is by so much sandy sea floor. And yet there’s much to be learned about this terrain, which was a mystery to humans
The Role of Information Technology in Improving Transit Systems
“Punch brothers! Punch with care! Punch in the presence of the passenjare!...”
This ditty about tram car ticketing made famous by Mark Twain might spring to mind during Nigel Wilson’s talk. Technology unimaginable in Twain’s day is spurring a global shift in urban transit, Wilson says, from manual to au
What’s New at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media?
Based on this roster of speakers, the MIT Center for Future Civic Media exists in a constant state of productive ferment, if not adrenaline rush. In a series of brief, timed talks, 13 (!) researchers describe projects to help communities leverage self-knowledge into useful change or even transformation.
The Tipping Point: Climate Change
Professor Gideon Henderson and Dr Ros Rickaby from the Department of Earth Sciences talk about some of the key issues surrounding climate change today.
1 A revolution in schools
There is an ongoing ‘revolution’ in the running of state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed. This unit will look at how you – an existing or aspiring business manager – can work effectively to support school