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NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users, Fall 2008

NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users, Fall 2008

"Can you make a cellphone change the world? NextLab is a hands-on ... (more)

"Can you make a cellphone change the world? NextLab is a hands-on year-long design course in which students research, develop and deploy mobile technologies for the next billion mobile users in developing countries. Guided by real-world needs as observed by local partners, students work in multidisciplinary teams on term-long projects, closely collaborating with NGOs and communities at the local level, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields. Students are expected to leverage technical ingenuity in both mobile and internet technologies together with social insight in order to address social challenges in areas such as health, microfinance, entrepreneurship, education, and civic activism. Students with technically and socially viable prototypes may obtain funding for travel to their target communities, in order to obtain the first-hand feedback necessary to prepare their technologies for full fledged deployment into the real world (subject to guidelines and limitations)." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Clifford, Gari
Fletcher, Rich
Rotberg, Jhonatan
Sarmenta, Luis
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Planning for Sustainable Development, Spring 2006

Planning for Sustainable Development, Spring 2006

Explores policy and planning for sustainable development. Critically examines concept of sustainability ... (more)

Explores policy and planning for sustainable development. Critically examines concept of sustainability as a process of social, organizational, and political development drawing on cases from the US and Europe. Explores pathways to sustainability through debates on ecological modernization; sustainable technology development, international and intergenerational fairness, and democratic governance. Third subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
David
Laws
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Population and Development

Population and Development

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank ... (more)

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and references are provided. Educators can use the activities to help students understand population growth rates. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UNESCO
Author:
John Fien
Read the Fine Print
Potable Water Treatment

Potable Water Treatment

Without it we are dead! Water is essential, but what processes must ... (more)

Without it we are dead! Water is essential, but what processes must it go through to become fit for human consumption? This unit will guide you through the continuous cycling of water between land, open water surfaces and the sea before moving on to an overview of the water treatment and supply process. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
The Open University
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Prototypes to Products, Fall 2005

Prototypes to Products, Fall 2005

For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab ... (more)

For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.721, SP.722), the IDEAS Competition, Design for Demining (SP.786), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time. There are no exams. Teams are encouraged to enroll together. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Heafitz, Andrew
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Reef Results, Problem-Solving, and Solutions

Reef Results, Problem-Solving, and Solutions

As fish populations plummet, Peace Corps Volunteer Tommy Schultz works with Filipinos ... (more)

As fish populations plummet, Peace Corps Volunteer Tommy Schultz works with Filipinos to restore the sea life that the local people depend on for food. After watching the slide show, Protecting Philippine Reefs, students will recognize how intertwined human existence is with the health of ecosystems, identifying positive and negative impacts that people can have on their local environment. They will also practice reading fluency and new vocabulary in sentence construction and writing. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Collection:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
No Strings Attached
Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting Suburbia

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big ... (more)

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 19-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
TED-Ed
Provider:
TED-Ed
Author:
Dunham-Jones, Ellen
Read the Fine Print
Special Topics at Edgerton Center:Developing World Prosthetics, Spring 2010

Special Topics at Edgerton Center:Developing World Prosthetics, Spring 2010

D-Lab World Prosthetics is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... (more)

D-Lab World Prosthetics is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Jaipur Foot Organization to improve the design, manufacture, and distribution of rehabilitation devices in the developing world. The course welcomes individuals interested in physical rehabilitation to work on multidisciplinary teams of students with bioengineering, mechanical engineering, material science, and medical or pre-medical backgrounds. Students will learn about the basics of human walking, different types of gait disabilities, as well as the technologies that seek to address those disabilities. Patient perspectives and current research areas are presented. Lecture topics focus on lower-limb disabilities, including polio and above-knee and below-knee amputation, and will cover both developed and developing world techniques for overcoming these disabilities. Students form teams to design and prototype low-cost orthotic and prosthetic devices, and present their work at the end of the course. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Emerson, Robert
Endo, Ken
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Welcome to the course module on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) - a ... (more)

Welcome to the course module on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) - a learning resource that explains SEA theory, practice and methodology. The course covers SEA principles; SEA status worldwide; links between SEA, environmental impact assessment, and strategic decision-making; and a wide range of SEA tools and techniques, and their advantages and disadvantages in various settings. The course is divided into: Background, Strategic actions, SEA Process, Baseline Assessment, Implementation, References and definitions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
UNU Online Learning
Provider:
United Nations University|Oxford Brookes University
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Instructional Guide

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Instructional Guide

This instructional guide explains the structure of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) ... (more)

This instructional guide explains the structure of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) course and expected learning outcomes, suggests some course assignments, and suggests some guidance for course participants when carrying out the assignments. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
UNU Online Learning
Provider:
United Nations University|Oxford Brookes University
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Sustainability: Global Footprints

Sustainability: Global Footprints

Global footprints explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints ... (more)

Global footprints explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility, using the picture book, 'The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley', written by Colin Thompson and illustrated by Amy Lissiat, a factual text and video in 'Ida's story', and the short novel, 'Blueback: A fable for all ages', by Tim Winton. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the topic of sustainability through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Readings
Syllabi
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Global Words
Provider:
World Vision Australia|Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
Author:
Cassidy, Helen
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The Sustainability Learning Suites

The Sustainability Learning Suites

The sustainability learning suites is a set of learning objects created for ... (more)

The sustainability learning suites is a set of learning objects created for people with a post-secondary science background, organized in six themes: Systems thinking; Sustainable development; Population; Energy; Water and Materials. The materials are designed on Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning and include: learning objectives, editable slides with notes and embedded classroom activities, activities of 1-3 hours, assessments, and a set of 24 videos. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Video Lectures
Collection:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Qiong (Jane) Zhang
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Sustainability: Taking Care of Earth Together

Sustainability: Taking Care of Earth Together

Taking Care of Earth Together allows students to explore pressing issues that ... (more)

Taking Care of Earth Together allows students to explore pressing issues that relate to our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using picture books, spoken and multimodal texts, plays, poetry and songs. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. A unit of work from a collection of online units with supporting resources for teachers. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of sustainability through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language and literature, applied to a range of texts and text types. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Readings
Syllabi
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Global Words
Provider:
World Vision Australia|Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
Author:
Beveridge, Lorraine
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Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy, Spring 2006

Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy, Spring 2006

This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of ... (more)

This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Choucri, Nazli
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Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy, Spring 2009

Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy, Spring 2009

"This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of ... (more)

"This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance." (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Choucri, Nazli
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Sustainable Economic Development, Spring 2004

Sustainable Economic Development, Spring 2004

This course explores the application of environmental and economic development planning, policy ... (more)

This course explores the application of environmental and economic development planning, policy and management approaches to urban neighborhood community development. Through an applied service learning approach, the course requires students to prepare a sustainable development plan for a community-based non-profit organization. Through this client-based planning project, students will have the opportunity to test how sustainable development concepts and different economic and environmental planning approaches can be applied to advance specific community goals within the constraints of specific neighborhoods and community organizations. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Seidman, Karl
Shutkin, William
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Sustainable Energy: Can Water be the Future Fuel?

Sustainable Energy: Can Water be the Future Fuel?

The main objective of this video lesson is to bring the students' ... (more)

The main objective of this video lesson is to bring the students' attention to the importance of basic and natural sciences in our lives. The lesson will introduce a topic (sustainable energy) that is related mainly to chemistry and is not usually covered directly in a high school curriculum. We hope that this lesson will show students how important and useful the natural and basic sciences are not only for our daily lives, but also for sustainable development. The lesson will present creative and challenging ideas on the topic of alternative energies. It is hoped that students will be inspired by the introduction of these ideas, and that they will develop the confidence to come up with creative ideas themselves. Background for this lesson is based on fundamental concepts in chemistry (mainly), biology, physics and environmental science. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
MIT Blossoms
Provider:
MIT, Learning International Networks Consortium
Author:
Ahmad Al-Ajlouni
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Technics and Future

Technics and Future

Companies and governments have to decide upon technological strategies, i.e. which products ... (more)

Companies and governments have to decide upon technological strategies, i.e. which products are to be developed and which processes and infrastructures are required for the future. Several tools to consider technological strategies are dealt with in this course. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Collection:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Author:
K.F. Mulder
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