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
Natan Sharansky: Democracy, Education and Human Rights
Natan Sharansky, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies: Democracy, Education and Human Rights The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Closing Session -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 Keynote Lectures in memory of Dr. Israel Asper http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Effect of transverse load on fiber bragg grating measurements (The)
The field of communications has been revolutionized by the advent of optical fiber. Optical fiber now connects most of the world carrying a vast amount of information through a very limited physical medium. To the materials engineer, optical fiber technology has stimulated interest in a new type of micro-sensor application, where the size, weight, and the ability to integrate the sensor into a material structure play a major role. Areas of interest currently include materials characterization, c
HEALth Case Studies
This program was designed for dental hygiene and dentistry students to help them learn about evidence-based dentistry and its role in providing quality dental care. This program uses patient-based case studies combined with interactive tools and activities to help students become effective consumers of oral health research data. They learn to locate, evaluate, and use the outcomes of research studies to improve patient assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision making, and treatment planning, as w
Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
This video is accompanied by text. "As the perceived threat from the Soviet Union continued to grow, the West became desperate to stop the spread of communism. After WWII, the communist community grew quickly in many parts of war-ravaged Europe. England was desperately trying to stop the spread of European communism in key countries, one of which was Greece. A fear shared by the U.S. and Britain was that if Greece became communist, so would Turkey, and the Soviets would control the eastern Medit
Winter Lecture Series - 2009: Diet detective: What's on the menu for our coastal marine animals?
Dr McLeod – the 2008 McDiarmid Young Scientist of the year – has a fascination with the slimy and disgusting that has seen her study hagfish in Fiordland and metre-long worms in Antarctica. She looks at the importance of rain forest and sea ice for the diets of these creatures. What if more forests are cut down, or if the sea ice disappears? Armed with these answers, it is becoming possible to predict the challenges ahead for these coastal creatures, and for coastal ecosystems in general. 20
TWC9: VS11, HTML5, Debugging, and guest host Habib Heydarian This week on Channel 9, Brian and guest host Habib Heydarian discuss the week's top developer news including:
This week on Channel 9, Brian and guest host Habib Heydarian discuss the week's top developer news including:
Human Development Across the Lifespan
Human Development through the Lifespan is devoted to the study and understanding of constancy and change for human beings, male and female, in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains interpreted through a variety of theoretical frameworks, contexts, and interdisciplinary research.
Entomology in Action
Lesson 1 introduces students to the blow fly's life cycle and the accumulated degree hour (ADH) used by forensic entomologists for estimating the time of death. Lesson 2 introduces Dr. Krinsky's entomological work in solving a murder case in 1986. Students access several primary-source documents related to Dr. Krinsky's entomological work. Both lessons help students expand their understanding of a forensic entomologist's work and appreciate how scientists account for environmental/variable facto
Internet Scout Project
Developed by online museum educators, Pieces of Science is described as "an online gallery of sixteen educational resources related to a collection of historical science objects." The sixteen subjects are organized by grade level and include such topics as lighting rods, Apollo 8, a lunar module, Priestleyï¿½s physics project, and penicillin. Each page contains a variety of resources, but the lighting rod page, for example, explains the history of how Benjamin Franklin used lighting rods to s
Human Genetic Variation
This curriculum supplement offers activities exploring how genes and the environment influence human diversity, what role DNA sequences play in genetic differences, and more. Students are invited to assume the role of employees at a pharmaceutical company developing new drugs. A game helps show the links between genetic variation, environmental factors, and disease prevention. A family's case study on genetic variation testing exemplifies difficult moral and social questions for society.
Internet Scout Project
The "Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura is a NASA mission to study the Earth's ozone, air quality, and climate" by researching the composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere. Visitors can learn how Aura is investigating three questions: Is the Earth's ozone layer recovering? Is air quality getting worse? How is Earth's climate changing? Researchers can find extensive details about the flight, spacecraft devices and specifications, and the data processing and validation. Visito
Synchronous computer mediated collaborative activities among collocated students: Conditions that ma
Synchronous collaborative activities are usually studied in conditions where teachers and students are physically separated. Is there any possibility to apply these activities when all participants are collocated? Does this collocated collaboration setting seems meaningful and for what reasons? Is the quality of learning and teaching process satisfactory high? Under what conditions? The present research explores the previous questions. More specifically, it explores synchronous computer mediated
Une typologie des fonctions des modèles formels : l'exemple de la biologie
Une typologie des fonctions des modèles est construite à partir dun cadre théorique (Nifle) permettant de définir le rapport entre modèle et expérience. Il est admis quil existe un lien entre la manière dont on modélise en tant quexpert ou chercheur et la manière dont on apprend à modéliser en tant quétudiant, et que ce lien repose sur le rapport expérience/modèle. La typologie est construite pour le cas particulier des modèles formels (utilisant un formalisme mathématiqu
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
What simple idea links together all of chemistry and physics? How can a close study of the macroscopic differences among solids, liquids, and gases support a microscopic model of tiny, discrete, and constantly moving particles? In this session, participants learn how the "particle model" can be turned into a powerful tool for generating predictions about the behavior of matter under a wide range of conditions.,The segment provides examples of probing questions to find out if the student recogniz
College Lesson Study Project
The process of Lesson Study is a unique form of collaborative classroom inquiry, frequently practiced in Japanese elementary schools, in which a small team of instructors designs, teaches, studies and refines a single class lesson.
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
Réduire l'écart entre formations théorique et pratique en chirurgie : conception d'un EIAH
L'objet de la recherche présentée est de concevoir un environnement informatique d'apprentissage qui permette de réduire l'écart entre la formation théorique des chirurgiens et leur formation pratique, qui se déroule principalement sur le mode du compagnonnage. L'article expose la méthodologie et quelques illustrations du travail didactique d'analyse des connaissances et du système d'enseignement / apprentissage en milieu hospitalier (chirurgie orthopédique). La prise en compte dans l'E
A self-study workshop to review and/or learn a wide range of Unix tools, including shell scripts, awk, lex, yacc, grep etc. This course did not give grades. It was strictly pass or incomplete.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori