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"Irreplacable" by Beyonce

"Irreplacable" by Beyonce

This flash animation for the song "Irreplaceable" demonstrates how the availability of ... (more)

This flash animation for the song "Irreplaceable" demonstrates how the availability of substitutes affects the price elasticity of demand. Beyonce notes that her current boyfriend is not "irreplaceable," meaning that her demand for him is elastic. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Linda S. Ghent
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It's (Not) Just a Bug - Simulating Invasive Insect Predation on a Plant Population

It's (Not) Just a Bug - Simulating Invasive Insect Predation on a Plant Population

In this lesson, students reflect on challenges that face farmers in cultivating ... (more)

In this lesson, students reflect on challenges that face farmers in cultivating crops, including insects. They then simulate how crops are affected by native and non-native insect populations and the options farmers have to protect their crops. Finally, they create an agricultural plan from the perspective of a farmer. (less)

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Business
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
New York Times
Provider:
New York Times Learning Network
Author:
Catherine HutchingsBridget Anderson
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James Williams fasts for diversity at MIT

James Williams fasts for diversity at MIT

Carmen Fields reports that Dr. James Williams (professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) ... (more)

Carmen Fields reports that Dr. James Williams (professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will fast each Wednesday in April outside of the office of the president of MIT. Fields notes that Williams is protesting the lack of diversity among the faculty at MIT. Fields notes that there are fourteen African Americans in a faculty of 900 professors. Fields interviews Williams. Williams talks about the role of professors as role models and the need for a diverse faculty. Williams says that he is trying to encourage minority students to fight for change. Fields's report includes an interview with Ken Campbell (spokesperson, MIT). Campbell talks about the university administration's efforts to hire more minority faculty. Fields' report also includes footage of Williams talking to a group of minority students. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Meg Vaillancourt reports on the annual Black/Jewish Seder supper. Black / Jewish Seder supper (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Jesse Jackson supports Nynex strike

Jesse Jackson supports Nynex strike

Christy George reports that Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) came to ... (more)

Christy George reports that Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) came to Boston to support the strike by employees of New England Telephone. George's report includes footage of Jackson addressing the strikers at City Hall Plaza. George reports that management and employees cannot agree on who should pay for workers' health benefits. George interviews Peter Cronin (spokesman, New England Telephone). Cronin says that the union agreed to share health care costs in 1986. George reports that employees accuse management of staging a "take-back." George's report includes footage of Jan Pierce (Communication Workers of America) at the rally on City Hall Plaza. Pierce rips up a phone bill and urges the workers not to pay their bills until the strike is over. George notes that the union is asking customers to stall payment on their phone bills until the strike is over. George reports that national unions are backing the Nynex strikers. George's report includes footage of striking workers outside of the New England Telephone building. The strikers urge a woman not to pay her phone bill. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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JiTT - Fighting Recession: 2009

JiTT - Fighting Recession: 2009

This is a JiTT exercise in which students apply introductory-level macroeconomic analysis ... (more)

This is a JiTT exercise in which students apply introductory-level macroeconomic analysis to the question of how large the stimulus package put forward to Congress in early 2009 needed to be to close the recessionary gap facing the U.S. economy at that time. In particular, this exercise asks students to bring together the concepts of potential and actual GDP, recessionary gaps, fiscal policy, spending and taxing multipliers, and effects of changes in aggregate spending on employment and output. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Scott Simkins
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Journal of Education

Journal of Education

The Journal of Education is an interdisciplinary publication of original research and ... (more)

The Journal of Education is an interdisciplinary publication of original research and writing on education. The journal aims to provide a forum for scholarly understanding of the field of education. A general focus of the journal is on curriculum. Curriculum is understood in a wide and interdisciplinary sense, encompassing curriculum theory, history, policy and development at all levels of the education system (e.g. schooling, adult education and training, higher education). Contributions that span the divide between theory and practice are particularly welcome. Although principally concerned with the social sciences, the journal encourages contributions from a wider field. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
University of Kwazulu, School of Education and Development
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The Joy of Economics:  Making Sense out of Life

The Joy of Economics: Making Sense out of Life

My goal is to provide an accessible book that reflects this theme ... (more)

My goal is to provide an accessible book that reflects this theme of choice and conveys a sense of the breadth and power of basic economic analysis. It assumes no prior knowledge of economics and can be read and appreciated by anyone. While some parts of the book cover conventional material, others do not. I've ignored many traditional topics and substituted ones that apply economics in unusual and often provocative ways. The chapters are not meant to be definitive, they are meant to raise questions. If they do not make you think or ruffle an occasional feather, I have failed. Most chapters use a story-telling approach that has served me well in the classroom. I am accustomed to a tough audience. Every semester I stare into the fresh faces of college students who would rather be at the beach, students who challenge me to make them care. I use stories to grab their attention, to show how economics affects their everyday life, and to give them a new and deeper appreciation of what drives their behavior. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
Individual Authors
Provider:
Winthrop University
Author:
Robert J. Stonebraker
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Judges and the Law

Judges and the Law

How do judges make law? This unit will examine how the common ... (more)

How do judges make law? This unit will examine how the common law system works, the differences between"civil code' and"common law' systems, and the advantages and disadvantages of the common law system. The role of the judiciary in the law-making process is explored by examining the origins of common law, the system of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Junior Primary Mathematics

Junior Primary Mathematics

Junior Primary Mathematics was developed for in-service training of junior primary/foundation phase ... (more)

Junior Primary Mathematics was developed for in-service training of junior primary/foundation phase teachers in South Africa in the late 1990s. However, with the exception of Chapter Three, the topics and approaches will be useful for the training of junior primary mathematics teachers in other African countries. In order to adapt the book, Chapter Three could simply be replaced with a chapter covering the scope and expectations of the national curriculum in the particular country for which it is intended.A pdf versionof the resource is also available. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Flanagan, Wendy
Laing, Jennifer
Lombard, Ana Paula
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Knowledge Technologies in Context

Knowledge Technologies in Context

This unit explores knowledge technologies, that is, software systems that can represent, ... (more)

This unit explores knowledge technologies, that is, software systems that can represent, interpret, formalize or interrogate phenomena and create models of how the world works. It demonstrates how a well designed system can have positive effects on the work 'ecosystem', potentially allowing more time for people to concentrate on their strengths. Emphasizing core concepts of representation, interpretation and situated use in context, this unit will help masters students and those involved in specifying and designing software for business understand how such systems can help manage knowledge as well as providing a framework for evaluating claims made by technology vendors and researchers. (less)

Subject:
Business
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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LETS: A Community Development

LETS: A Community Development

This unit enables you to hear about some of the participants in ... (more)

This unit enables you to hear about some of the participants in the Local Exchange and Trading Schemes (LETS). These are associations of people who make offers of goods and services to and from each other. What is on offer and the requests people make are (less)

Subject:
Business
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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La Cuenta "T"

La Cuenta "T"

"La Cuenta T" es parte de la colección de módulos que se ... (more)

"La Cuenta T" es parte de la colección de módulos que se diseñó y se puso en práctica para ayudar en la enseñanza de creatividad e innovación empresarial. La colección destaca doce temas empresariales. Para ver una descripción breve de los temas presione el link "Temas Principales Relacionados a la Creatividad e Innovación Empresarial". Los catorce módulos de esta colección tratan uno o varios de los doce "temas empresariales". Para ver cuáles temas inciden en cada módulo presione el link "Tabla Matriz". El trasfondo de esta colección se consigue presionando el link "Introducción". (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Jose M. Romaguera
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Labor Economics I, Fall 2010

Labor Economics I, Fall 2010

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional topics ... (more)

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor economics and to encourage the development of independent research interests. We will cover a systematic development of the theory of labor supply, labor demand, and human capital. Topics include wage and employment determination, turnover, search, immigration, unemployment, equalizing differences, and institutions in the labor market. There will be particular emphasis on the interaction between theoretical and empirical modeling. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Angrist, Joshua
Walters, Christopher
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Labor Economics and Public Policy, Fall 2009

Labor Economics and Public Policy, Fall 2009

" This course is an introduction to labor economics with an emphasis ... (more)

" This course is an introduction to labor economics with an emphasis on applied microeconomic theory and empirical analysis. We are especially interested in the link between research and public policy. Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, minimum wages, immigration, human capital, education production, inequality, discrimination, unions and strikes, and unemployment." (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Angrist, Joshua
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Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace

Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace

Barbara Barrows interviews Gretchen Wortham after her recent appointment to Station Manager ... (more)

Barbara Barrows interviews Gretchen Wortham after her recent appointment to Station Manager of WILD Radio, who discusses the role of minority women in management positions and the difference in respect and responsibility accorded to White counterparts. (less)

Subject:
Business
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time

Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time

Launch! is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in ... (more)

Launch! is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in the business school and journalism and mass communication students. This book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
University of Minnesota - Open Academics textbooks
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Author:
Michael Solomon|Lisa Cornell|Amit Nizan
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