'Obsessive compulsive font disorder': the challenge of supporting pupils writing with the computer
Writing with the computer provokes and enables pupils to engage with aspects of multimodal design [Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000]. At the same time the traditional stages of the writing process become much more fluid and integrated [Aust. J. Language Literacy 17(3) (1994) 183]. These consequences of technology are not recognised within the curriculum, the assessment system or current models of teaching the writing process in the
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Video: ‘The Contradictions of Capitalism’ at RSA Apr 9, 2014
The Contradictions of Capitalism Royal Society for the Arts 9 April 2014
17.561 European Politics (MIT)
This course examines the organization of political power and the dynamics of political change in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. In particular, it focuses on the structure of political power within the state, and on important institutions that form the link between state and society, especially political parties and interest organizations.
Orient : report of the society for Near Eastern studies in Japan
This Web page gives access to the full-text of 'Orient: Report of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan' (1960-2004), and despite the word 'report' in the title this is actually a substantial academic journal. Tables of contents, abstracts, and PDF files of articles are all freely available online. The journal was published in English, with occasional articles in German and French, and was devoted to reports and scholarly articles on archaeological and historical topics, with forays into
Pakistani lawyers burn effigies wrapped in French flag
Lawyers in Pakistan's Karachi protest against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for issuing cartoons insulting the Prophet Mohammad. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national,
Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
Behavior-based Computational Design Methodologies: Integrative processes for force defined material
With the introduction of physics-based algorithms and modeling environments, design processes have been shifting from the representation of materiality to the simulation of approximate material descriptions. Such computational processes are based upon enacting physical and material behavior, such as gravity, drag, tension, bending, and inflation, within a generative modeling environment. What is often lacking from this strategy is an overall understanding of computational design; that informati
Osmosis: A Solute and Solvent Love Story
Maybe you've joked about absorbing knowledge through osmosis, but do you really understand what osmosis is all about? The Amoeba Sisters explain the fundamentals of osmosis before walking you through some real world examples. Come learn about the process that can mean life or death for slugs, saltwater fish, and plants!
The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
14.128 Dynamic Optimization & Economic Applications (Recursive Methods) (MIT)
The unifying theme of this course is best captured by the title of our main reference book: "Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics". We start by covering deterministic and stochastic dynamic optimization using dynamic programming analysis. We then study the properties of the resulting dynamic systems. Finally, we will go over a recursive method for repeated games that has proven useful in contract theory and macroeconomics. We shall stress applications and examples of all these techniques throu
Out of Asia: ancient genome lays to rest origins of Americas' first humans
The genome of a child who died some 12,600 years ago in Montana -- the oldest known human remains from North America -- has been sequenced for the first time. The young boy's genetic blueprint reveals that the Americas' first human inhabitants came from Asia, not Europe, laying to rest a long-standing mystery. Conducted by a consortium of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen and including Drs Andrea Manica, Anders Eriksson and Vera Warmuth at the University of Cambridge, the study is p
College Physics (EHS Selections)
This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. […]
Viewing the SUSIM and SOLSTICE Instruments on UARS
The Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor, SUSIM, and the Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment, SOLSTICE, measure the suns ultraviolet radiation.
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
The Semantics of Graphical Input
This paper describes the semantics of action, an approach to describing input devices which allow the full utilization of all useful device characteristics and provides a high degree of hardware device independence. Part one discusses the semantics of graphical input device. The second shows how to create hierarchies of devices which provide a large measure of hardware independence. The third part applies these concepts to some typical problems, to demonstrate their completeness
Garage Series Live on Demand: New Office real world adoption tips, tricks and secrets shared | The G Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers. Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more. Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s):
Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers. Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more.
Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s):
Is Anybody Listening?
“Innovation” may be the buzz word of the post-crisis world, but getting decision makers at multinational corporations to pay attention to ideas that are new, foreign and at odds with the company’s business model can leave subsidiary managers banging their heads against the wall.