14.452 Macroeconomic Theory II (MIT)
This is the second course in the four-quarter graduate sequence in macroeconomics. Its purpose is to introduce the basic models macroeconomists use to study fluctuations. Topics include the basic model or the consumption/saving choice, the RBC model or the labor/leisure choice, non-trivial investment decisions, two-good analysis, money, price setting, the "new Keynesian" model, monetary policy, and fiscal policy.
7.342 Chronic Infection and Inflammation: What are the Consequences on Your Health? (MIT)
In this course we will explore the new emerging field of pathogen-induced chronic diseases. Work in this field has redefined the causes of some major disorders, such as ulcers. By reading the primary research literature we will learn about the molecular mechanisms through which pathogens cause disease. The diseases that we cover will be introduced with a short patient case study. We will discuss the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and gastric disease, HPV and cervical cancer, hepatitis C virus and
GoMobile! Maximising the potential of mobile technologies for learners with disablilities
Across the sectors, practitioners are dealing with increasingly diverse learner needs, but there are limits to how effectively traditional teaching and learning methods can engage, support and stretch...
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Evolving board evaluation fuctions for a complex strategy game
The development of board evaluation functions for complex strategy games has been approached in a variety of ways. The analysis of game interactions is recognized as a valid analogy to common real-world problems, which often present difficulty in designing algorithms to solve them. Genetic programming, as a branch of evolutionary computation,provides advantages over traditional algorithms in solving these complex real-world problems in speed, robustness and flexibility. This thesis attempts to a
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest
This online exhibition highlights resources for the study of Robin Hood in the collections held by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham. It includes examples from printed versions of the Robin Hood story in collections of traditional ballad literature, in popular chap books and in stories for children. It also features documents which can be used for the study of the historical Sherwood Forest and its laws.
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Measuring Health and Disease 1: Introduction to Epidemiology
This module aims to enhance the measurement skills essential for effective Public Health practice. It complements the other modules and lays the foundation for further study or work in the field of Epidemiology and health research. It provides an introduction to the concepts, methods and role of Epidemiology in Public Health and provides a variety of tools for the assessment and interpretation of health problems.
Lecture 30 - 11/15/2010
Secure Electronic Commerce
In this course we will study the threats and vulnerabilities in electronic commerce. Also, the security measures and mechanisms which are applicable in electronic commerce will be analyzed.
Pervasive and Personal Learning Environments
This position paper provides some elements about the convergence of institutional and personal learning environments based on Web 2.0 as well as pervasive learning.
Analysis of Motivation and Demographic Factors that Influence Physical Therapists’ Decisions to At
Education for physical therapists has evolved to the doctorate of physical therapy degree and it is the vision of the American Physical Therapy Association that all physical therapists will be doctoral prepared by the year 2020. Most physical therapists do not have the DPT and prior studies have revealed that interest in the DPT is low for practicing physical therapists. This study examined the motivation of physical therapists to attain the DPT, by examining three areas of interest. What effect
Making lifelong learning a reality for all
The impact of legal and political frameworks on accessibl
Within the EU4ALL project (www.eu4all-project.eu) extensive research has been undertaken to detect the impact of legal and political frameworks on the accessibility of lifelong learning (ALL), with a clear focus on higher education in this initial phase. The introduction of appropriate technologies in educational institutions is accompanied and shaped by legal and political concepts, measures and programmes capable of reducing or strengthening existing barriers to the participation in lifelong l
SmatBook a vision for the future e-book
This paper presents a vision for the future of the e-books as part of the growing collective intelligence. The vision entails further development of technologies that will facilitate the creation and use of a new generation of 'smart' books: e-books that are evolving, highly interactive, customisable, adaptable, intelligent, and furnished with a rich set of collaborative authoring and reading support services. The proposed set of tools will be integrated into an intelligent framework for collabo
Preparing Future Leaders: Principals’ Perceptions of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Conso
Recent high-stakes accountability movements in education have significantly changed the role of the school principal. As the incongruence between principal preparation programs and successful principalships becomes more apparent, it is imperative that principal preparation programs evolve to meet the complex needs of today’s principalship and prepare leaders for tomorrow’s schools. This dissertation study explored the standards-based changes in principal preparation programs in Pennsylvania
A Model for Strengthening the Software Engineering Research
Like all other New Member States (NMS) Bulgaria is experiencing a dramatic change in all areas of its society. These changes reflect very seriously on the research capacity of the country and, in particular to Sofia University (SU). The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) has experienced some serious problems closely related to the general socio-economic and the research environment in Bulgaria. This paper describes a model for strengthening the research capacity of FMI, especially the
Intimate Partner Violence on Campus: A Test of Social Learning Theory
The current study sought to examine the theoretical field of intimate partner and domestic violence research. The research focused on integrated social learning, power-control, and fundamental components of intergenerational transmission and male-support theories. The use of the Conflict Tactic Scale (CTS 2), Seller’s (2003) social learning subscale, and a combination of measures of power-control theory were used to determine the relative strength of learning, power, and male social networks i