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The New Role of Risk Management: Rebuilding the Model
Risk managers armed with the most sophisticated quantitative tools available did not foresee the biggest development in a generation -- the systematic breakdown and global contagion of financial markets. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, John Drzik, president and CEO of the Oliver Wyman Group, Richard J. Herring, a finance professor at Wharton, and Francis X. Diebold, a Wharton professor of economics, finance and statistics, discussed how to build a more informed risk management model. All
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Information Security: Why Cybercriminals Are Smiling
With Internet usage forecast to grow 45% globally over the next four years, the web has become a paradise for cybercriminals. Many people don't yet fully understand the enormity of the threat -- to individuals, their families and the companies that they work for, warns Andrea M. Matwyshyn, professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton and editor of a forthcoming book titled, Harboring Data: Information Security, Law and the Corporation. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Matwysh
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Crackdown on Executive Pay: Too Much or Not Enough?
Last week, the Obama administration's "pay czar," Kenneth Feinberg, announced that the government will impose caps on compensation for the 25 highest-paid executives at seven companies that received "exceptional assistance" through the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- including American International Group (AIG), Bank of America, Citigroup, Chrysler, Chrysler Financial, General Motors and GMAC. Under the new regulations, salaries will be reduced by an average of 90%, and total compensation (incl
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A new career in the health service
 Professor Beasley addresses the Nursing graduating class of 2006. 

In this Podcast, Professor Beasley talks about the importance of optimism in the ever-changing field of Nursing. She also stresses the need to take risks to further your career.


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Falling Prices, Foreclosures and Fear: What's Next for the Housing Market?
The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low mortgage rates and apparent home-price bargains should still be drawing some buyers into the market. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton real estate professor Susan M. Wachter about the housing market's sl
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27 Sep 2010: Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy
Emerging energy and climate policies in the United States are accelerating the pace of technological changes and prompting calls for alternative energy and stricter energy efficiency measures. These trends raise questions about the future demand for fossil fuels, such that some energy-producing nations are reluctant to invest heavily in the expansion of production capacity. The abundance of shale gas resources in North America could allow the United States to utilize more gas in its energy mix a
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Jatropha: Kenya's biofuel potential

Jatropha is an easily grown biofuel crop, and thousands of jatropha tree plantations are now springing up across Kenya.

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Preuve automatique de la sûreté de logiciels critiques (Vidéo)

Des logiciels tels que des commandes de vol d'avions doivent être d'une fiabilité totale, dans la mesure où un dysfonctionnement du calculateur de vol pourrait entraîner une catastrophe. En particulier, il serait inacceptable qu'un tel logiciel puisse produire des erreurs à l'exécution. Il est mathématiquement impossible de déterminer de manière ...
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Internet Scout Project
The Smithsonian Institution Department of Systematic Biology presents Flora of the Hawaiian Islands as part of a long-term project to "eventually provide the Internet community with the most complete reference on the flora of oceanic islands of the Pacific." Presently, available databases provide plant checklists and specimen type data, and will include additional information in the future. The site also contains a searchable image gallery and an electronic supplement to the Manual of the Flower
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Tuesdays with Corey: More About Docker | Tuesdays With Corey

Corey Sanders, Principal PM on the Azure Compute team brings us up to date on all the recent Azure IaaS and Docker news.

As per Corey's comments: here is that awesome link to documentation about Azure VMs, Docker and Swarm courtesy of Ralph Squillace

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Learnovation Foresight Report
The foresight activity of Learnovation is framed within its goal of building a new vision of technology enhanced learning in Europe, by means of a consensus process which overcomes traditional borders of education and training and addresses learning in a much broader perspective, centred on its role in innovation and lifelong learning implementation, and in light of a policy advising perspective. This activity has been carried out through two parallel processes, feeding one into the other and pr
Author(s): Dondi Claudio,Aceto Stefania,Proli Daniela

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E-LEARNING FOR E-LEARNING: REFLECTION ON TEACHER AND STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN AN E-LEARNING COURSE
The paper discusses design and implementation issues of a university course on elearning, delivered in mixed mode. Reflections on teacher and student experiences are made and conclusions are drawn with regard to content, delivery mode, instructional materials and online support.
Author(s): Nikolova Iliana,Nikolov Roumen,Kovatcheva Eugenia

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Review of Technology Solutions for Knowledge Management
The present paper focuses on Knowledge Management (KM) as a new managerial discipline emerging in the last few years of the 20th century. The main emphasis of the paper is on the technological solutions applied in the organizations at different stages of the KM life cycle. It makes a classification of the types of technologies described in the theory and practice based on the main KM processes. Finally, are presented survey data on the real application of various knowledge management technologie
Author(s): Antonova Albena,Gourova Elissaveta,Nikolov Roumen

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Favoriser l’intérêt des filles pour la génétique par l’investigation
Depuis plusieurs années, il a été remarqué un désintérêt des jeunes en général, et en particulier des filles, pour les sciences. Cet état de fait est un des critère pris en compte pour concevoir une séquence d’enseignement visant l’apprentissage de la structure de l’ADN et la notion de mutations, en classe de seconde. La séquence sera développée dans le cadre du projet européen SCY (Science Created by You), dont l’objectif est de créer des situations d’investigations suppor
Author(s): Chapel Gwendaël,Marzin Patricia,Ney Muriel,d'Ham

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Connecting theoretical frameworks: the telma perspective
In this text, we report on a research project developed within the European research team TELMA (Technology Enhanced Learning in MAthematics) of the Kaleidoscope network of excellence created in 2004. We describe the conceptual and methodological tools we have progressively built for allowing productive research collaboration and overcoming the difficulties resulting from the diversity and heterogeneity of our respective theoretical backgrounds. We also show how these tools have contributed to g
Author(s): Artigue Michèle,Cerulli Michele

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Dealing with abstraction: case study generalisation as a method for eliciting design patterns
Developing a pattern language is a non-trivial problem. A critical requirement is a method to support pattern writers with abstraction, so as they can produce generalised patterns. In this paper, we address this issue by developing a structured process of generalisation. It is important that this process is initiated through engaging participants in identifying initial patterns, i.e. directly dealing with the 'cold-start' problem. We have found that short case study descriptions provide a produc
Author(s): Winters Niall,Mor Yishay

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Human Factors and Innovation with Mobile Devices
Advancements in technology are a significant driving force in educational innovation, but a strong focus on technology means that human aspects and implications may not be given the attention they deserve. This chapter examines usability issues surrounding the use of mobile devices in learning. A key aim is to empower educators and learners to take control of personal devices and realise their potential in relation to teaching and learning. The background section reviews the development of usabi
Author(s): Kukulska-Hulme Agnes

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The Cognitive Transfer and the Tutor's Role in a CBL Environment
In this paper we report on a longitudinal study of a Leonardo da Vinci program regarding the application of a Computer Based Learning environment in three EU countries, Greece, Germany, and Holland. The `` Orestis''CD-ROM was a multimedia CBL environment aimed at teaching young offenders the basic and advanced skills for the use and maintenance of a photo-copy shop. The complete project consisted of three phases: construction of the CD-ROM, application of the instructional methodology in the par
Author(s): Karoulis Athanasios,Pombortsis Andreas

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Exploring Individual and Collaborative Dimensions of Knowledge Building in an Online Learning Commun
An exploratory study of students' engagement in online learning and knowledge building is presented in this paper. Learning in an online community, composed of students (pre-service teachers) and experts (experienced in-service schoolteachers and academics), is the study's primary focus. Students' interaction and knowledge discourse structures, arising from individual readings of academic papers and asynchronous collaboration with peers and experts, are investigated using social network and cont
Author(s): Markauskaite Lina,Sutherland Louise M.

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Disciplinary/ Interdiciplinary Virtual Design Studio
The purpose of initiating Virtual Architectural Design Studio is the provision of a highly interactive studio environment independent of time and place by broadening the horizons of today’s Turkish traditional architectural design studios through collaborations among universities thanks to European Credit Transfer System_ ECTS credit system. The method developed in virtual design studio (SMTS in Turkish/VDS in English) can be considered a sample for future virtual design studios and diciplinary
Author(s): Tokman Leyla Y.

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