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Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
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As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Administering Medications to Patients -- Calculating Dosages in the Clinical Setting
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Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate proper medicine dosages using the metric system.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Shari Goldberg
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Advanced Analytic Methods in Geospatial Intelligence
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General James Clapper, former United States Director of National Intelligence and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), once said \everything happens somewhere.\" He stressed that there are aspects of time and place to every intelligence problem. In this course, you will examine how time and place work with general intelligence techniques to create geospatial intelligence. You will learn and apply critical thinking skills, structured analytical techniques, and other intelligence methods in a geospatial context. You'll also learn how to reduce personal and organizational bias by conducting an Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, by R. Heuer, a 45-year veteran of the CIA. As a result, you will be better prepared for the world of geospatial intelligence analysis."

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Information Science
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Full Course
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Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Dennis Bellafiore
Todd Bacastow
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Advanced Design and Optimization of Composite Structures I
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This course introduces the basic components of an airframe structure and discusses their use and limitations. The realities of composite design such as the effect of material scatter, environmental knockdowns, and damage knockdowns are discussed and guidelines accounting for these effects and leading to robust designs are presented.

The resulting design constraints and predictive tools are applied to real-life design problems in composite structures. A brief revision of lamination theory and failure criteria leads into the development of analytical solutions for typical failure modes for monolithic skins (layup strength, buckling under combined loads and for a variety of boundary conditions) and stiffeners (strength, column buckling under a variety of loads and boundary conditions, local buckling or crippling for one-edge and no-edge-free conditions). These are then combined into stiffened composite structures where additional failure modes such as skin-stiffener separation are considered. Analogous treatment of sandwich skins examines buckling, wrinkling, crimping, intra-cellular buckling failure modes. Once the basic analysis and design techniques have been presented, typical designs (e.g. flange layup, stiffness, taper requirements) are presented and a series of design guidelines (stiffness mismatch minimization, symmetric and balanced layups, 10% rule, etc.) addressing layup and geometry are discussed. On the metal side, the corresponding design practices and analysis methods are presented for the more important failure modes (buckling, crippling) and comparisons to composite designs are made. A design problem is given in the end as an application of the material in this Part of the course.

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Engineering
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Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. Christos Kassapoglou
Dr.ir. Mostafa Abdalla
Date Added:
08/09/2019
Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment
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Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards in water and atmosphere. Basic law of fluid motion. Scaling and approximations. Slow flows, with applications to drag on a particle and mud flow on a slope. Boundary layers: jets and plumes in pure fluids or in porous media. Thermal and buoyancy effects, selective withdrawal and internal waves. Transient boundary layers in impulsive flows or waves. Induced streaming and mass transport. Dispersion in steady flows or in waves. Effects of earth rotation on coastal flows. Wind induced flow in shallow seas. Stratified seas and coastal upwelling.

Subject:
Environmental Science
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Full Course
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MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mei, Chiang C.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Advanced Mechatronics
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Project-based course on the design of mechatronic devices to address needs identified by hospital-based clinicians and industry. Students work in teams to develop a mechatronic prototype. The lectures will cover the design of medical devices and robotics including sensors, actuators, and robots. The students will communicate with customers to understand design needs, then conduct study on prior art, intellectual property, due diligence, and idea conceptualization. Students will present ideas in class and to a broad audience from local industry. Students will also write a publication-quality final report, which they will be encouraged for publication submission.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Su, Hao
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Advanced Structural Analysis
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This course is designed to introduce students who wish to specialize in stress analysis of thin-walled structures to more advanced topics such as the analysis of statically indeterminate structures, warping, constraint stresses, shear diffusion, and elements of plate bending.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. Mostafa Abdalla
Date Added:
02/07/2014
Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics
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This is a clinically oriented course, which covers topics that were not included in the basic courses of both removable partial denture fabrication and complete denture fabrication. Topics including denture repairs, overdentures, implant supported dentures, single dentures, and combination case will be covered on the complete denture side of the course. Topics on the removable partial denture side of the course will include rotational path removable partial dentures, swing lock and precision attachment removable partial dentures, as well as repair and maintenance phase information.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Jeffrey Shotwell
Date Added:
04/03/2008
Advanced Transport Phenomena
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How can you reduce the energy loss of your home? What is the underlying science of energy loss in pipes? Which heat and mass transfer problems do we have to tackle to make consumer products?

In this engineering course, you will learn about the engineering principles that play an important role in all of these and more phenomena. You will learn about microbalances, radiation, convection, diffusion and more and their applications in everyday life.

This advanced course is for engineers who want to refresh their knowledge, engineering students who are eager to learn more about heat/mass transport and for all who have fun in explaining the science of phenomena in nature.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Peter Hamersma
Robbert Mudde
Date Added:
07/18/2018
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance
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Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition is a college undergraduate-level introductory textbook on aircraft aerodynamics and performance. This text is designed for a course in Aircraft Performance that is taught before the students have had any course in fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, or aerodynamics. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these types of courses that is needed for teaching basic subsonic aircraft performance, and it is assumed that the students will learn the full story of aerodynamics in other, later courses. The text assumes that the students will have had a university level Physics sequence in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and basic conservation laws that are needed to understand the coverage that follows. It is also assumed that students will have completed first year university level calculus sequence plus a course in multi-variable calculus. Separate courses in engineering statics and dynamics are helpful but not necessary. Any student who takes a course using this text after completing courses in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics should find the chapters of this book covering those subjects an interesting review of the material.

The 236-page text was created specifically for use by undergraduate students in Aerospace Engineering and was based on Professor Marchman’s many years of experience teaching related subject matter as well as his numerous wind tunnel research projects related to aircraft aerodynamics and his personal experience as the owner and pilot of a general aviation airplane. It has been used at Virginia Tech and other universities.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Aerodynamics
2. Propulsion
3. Additional Aerodynamics Tools
4. Performance in Striaght and Level Flight
5. Altitude Change: Climb and Glide
6. Range and Endurance
7. Accelerated Performance: Takeoff and Landing
8. Accelerated Performance: Turns
9. The Role of Performance in Aircraft Design: Constraint Analysis
Appendix A: Airfoil Data

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/aerodynamics_interest.

978-1-949373-63-9 (PDF) http://hdl.handle.net/10919/96525
978-1-949373-64-6 (ePub) http://hdl.handle.net/10919/96525
978-1-949373-62-2 (HTML/Pressbooks) https://pressbooks.lib.vt.edu/aerodynamics

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
James F. Marchman III
Date Added:
08/09/2021
Aerospace Mechanics of Materials
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Welcome to this course of Aerospace Mechanics of Materials. We are happy that you chose to join us on this exciting journey. This course deals with basic material and geometry dependent analysis of structures. In this course, you will investigate how these material properties, in combination with structural geometries, affect the design and performance of basic structural elements under axial, torsion, bending and shear loading.

We have divided this course into eight different subjects and a review chapter. In those subject, you will find video lectures and readings, where the concepts and theory will be explained; examples, where we will solve a problem for you, so you can reinforce the concepts you have learned; and exercises, that will allow you to test your knowledge.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Dr. Calvin Rans
Dr. Sofia Teixeira de Freitas
Date Added:
07/30/2018
Aerospace Structures
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Aerospace Structures by Eric Raymond Johnson is a 600+ page text and reference book for junior, senior, and graduate-level aerospace engineering students. The text begins with a discussion of the aerodynamic and inertia loads acting on aircraft in symmetric flight and presents a linear theory for the status and dynamic response of thin-walled straight bars with closed and open cross-sections. Isotropic and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials including temperature effects are modeled with Hooke’s law. Methods of analyses are by differential equations, Castigliano’s theorems, the direct stiffness method, the finite element method, and Lagrange’s equations. There are numerous examples for the response axial bars, beams, coplanar trusses, coplanar frames, and coplanar curved bars. Failure initiation by the von Mises yield criterion, buckling, wing divergence, fracture, and by Puck’s criterion for FRP composites are presented in the examples.

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PDFs (book and chapter-level)
Problem sets: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/104169
LaTeX sourcefiles: Expected spring 2022
Print (Softcover. Does not include appendix): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949373444.

Professors, if you are reviewing this book for adoption in your course, please let us know here: http://bit.ly/interest-aerospace-structures. Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are especially encouraged to sign up.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Eric R. Johnson
Date Added:
03/21/2022
African American History and Culture
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African American History and Culture contains 10 modules starting with African Origins - History and Captivity and continuing through Reconstruction. Openly-licensed course materials developed for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, led by Achieving the Dream https://courses.lumenlearning.com/catalog/achievingthedream.

Subject:
Computer Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Author:
Florida State College At Jacksonville
Date Added:
01/07/2020
The African Health OER Network: Advancing health education in Africa through open educational resources
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This short commentary about the African Health OER Network was published by the African Journal of Health Professions Education, December 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Kathleen Ludewig Omollo
Sarah Hoosen
Date Added:
12/21/2010
After Katrina, Health Care Facility's Infrastructure Planned to Withstand Future Flooding
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After catastrophic flooding in New Orleans destroyed two hospitals, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is planning a replacement facility that will incorporate resilience against future extreme events.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
After Record-Breaking Rains, a Major Medical Center's Hazard Mitigation Plan Improves Resilience
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Widespread damage from flooding at the Texas Medical Center in Houston revealed the complex's vulnerabilities. Implementing a long-term hazard mitigation plan is reducing future risks.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (Advanced)
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Building on Complex Adaptive Systems theory and basic Agent Based Modeling knowledge presented in SPM4530, the Advanced course will focus on the model development process. The students are expected to conceptualize, develop and verify a model during the course, individually or in a group. The modeling tasks will be, as much as possible, based on real life research problems, formulated by various research groups from within and outside the faculty.
Study Goals The main goal of the course is to learn how to form a modeling question, perform a system decomposition, conceptualize and formalize the system elements, implement and verify the simulation and validate an Agent Based Model of a socio-technical system.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. Ir. I. Nikolic
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Agroforestry: a land management system that increases both yield and resilience of agriculture
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As the world population increases and urbanization continues, food security has become pivotal in the sustainability agenda. Countries around the globe are looking for long-term solutions to provide sufficient food sources without over-exploiting the ecosystems. Agroforestry is advocated as one possible land management approaches that could form part of the solution in tackling the issues.
While some places use agroforestry to increase the yield of open farmland, there are places that use it as a conservation approach and replace the traditional slash-and-burn agricultural practices to conserve the ecological value of forests. This e-study introduces the concepts of agroforestry in several case studies. Readers could gain a holistic understanding of the opportunities and challenges of implementing agroforestry around the world.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Author:
Anna YAU
Dr. Billy HAU
Dr. Winnie LAW
Jade YUAN
Professor Wai-fung LAM
Ryan LEUNG
Date Added:
01/11/2022
Air Pollution [Liberal Arts: Math and Science/Natural Science]
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This assignment was designed for students in the pathways introductory chemistry class and the first year seminar and aligns with the Inquiry and Problem Solving core competency. In this context, there is a focus on framing the issues (identifies and/or addresses questions and problems), evidence gathering (assembles, reviews and synthesizes evidence from several diverse sources), evidence (analyze the data to address the questions posed) and conclusions (critical thinking, reflect on the outcomes, draw conclusions and generate new knowledge). There is also a Global Learning component based on comparing data collected locally with corresponding data from other locations or countries. The assignment includes the written communication ability with a focus on "Content Development and Organization," as well as the clarity of the communication and its purpose. The overall aim of this assignment is to enhance students' conceptual learning and understanding of key issues related to society as well as their course. This assignment was developed as part of a LaGuardia Global Learning mini-grant and CUNY Experiential Learning and Research in the Classroom mini-grants.
The assignment will be scaffolded over about 3 weeks and is worth about 10% of the final grade.
To further increase the success of this assignment, instructors might want to consider the following: Use class discussions to focus on the relevance and importance of conceptual learning. In order to improve the data analysis aspect, incorporating class demonstrations of how to conduct the analysis and guide discussions about what the data means. Giving students more detailed rubrics with formal expectations of the requirements of the assignments, particularly in the written format Find ways to increase student participation in class discussions.
When this assignment has been utilized in previous semesters, students clearly displayed the capability to relate the co-curricular experiences in the data collection and its analysis to concepts and ideas covered during class. Evidence for this came from very dynamic and interactive class discussions based on air pollution as well as from the output of the written assignment, in which students were able to relate the nature, sources and chemical properties of the pollutants to their impact on the environment, health and society in general.
LaGuardia's Core Competencies and Communication Abilities
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Global Learning based on comparing pollutant levels around the LaGuardia campus with those in other locations or countries. It is also an IPS assignment, incorporating scientific literacy and thinking, as students need to analyze the data, interpret it and reflect on the outcomes.
List the Student Learning Objective(s) that this assignment targets
Identify and apply fundamental chemical concepts and methods. Gather, analyze, and interpret data.
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Explore the complex connections between chemistry and society. Apply chemical principles to real world issues, including ethical aspects. Gather, analyze, and interpret data.
Write a short description of the pedagogy involved in executing this assignment
Students collect and analyze the data, interpret the results in terms of pollution levels, safety and ethics and compare with EPA standard levels and with levels in other countries.
Outside the classroom events will be organized for data collection. There will be class and group-based discussions focused on the data, its analysis and the connections to society.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Statistics and Probability
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Alberts, Ian
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Epidemiological Principles of Air Pollution (07:33)
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This presentation aims to increase the students’ knowledge about environmental epidemiology, by introducing different study designs used to study health effects of exposure to outdoor air pollution. All study designs are illustrated by examples, starting with the Great Smog (Killer Fog) of London in 1952, one of the landmarks in environmental epidemiology.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Solid Fuel in Households (08:17)
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Nearly one third of the world’s population are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution from the household’s use of solid fuel. The fuel is mainly biomass burning under poor combustion conditions
in open fires or primitive stoves and with low ventilation. This costs more than 4 million lives every year and enormous suffering in particular among women and children.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Steffen Loft
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Sources and Composition of Air Pollution (07:40)
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What is air pollution? What is it in the air that is harmful? This lecture focuses on air pollution, where it occur, and how it spread.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Peter Møller
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - The Global Burden (07:16)
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In this presentation, we will describe the global levels and trends in major air pollutants and related health burden. Air pollution is an important global risk factor for disease. People who live in more polluted areas develop more often chronic and infectious disease and die prematurely as compared to people living in areas with low air pollution.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Tight Buildings (12:16)
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In large part of the World, people spend more than 90 percent of the time in indoor environments, where air quality is important for health. The environment outside the building, what goes on inside the building and the exchange of air pollutants affects the indoor air. Tight buildings can reduce energy consumption and entry of outdoor air pollutants, but unless ventilation is right indoor air pollutants from combustion processes, dampness, microbes, the dwellers bio effluents,
appliances, care and cleaning products, clothing, furniture, building materials, the underground and many other sources will build up indoors causing important health effects.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Steffen Loft
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Vulnerable Groups (08:10)
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In this presentation, we will discuss how we can know whether one individual is more susceptible to harmful effect of air pollution than others are. Everyone is exposed, but some groups may be more susceptible to the harmful effect of air pollution than others may.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - What Happens in the Lungs? (07:06)
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In this lecture, we will describe the mechanisms by which air pollution causes pulmonary health effects in the human population. The pulmonary health effects include exacerbation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), increased risk of lower
respiratory tracts infections and lung cancer.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Peter Møller
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - What Happens in the Rest of the Body? (07:58)
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In this presentation, we will describe the mechanisms by which air pollution causes health effects in other parts of the body than the lungs. In continuation of this, we will discuss the important mechanisms of extra pulmonary health effect.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Peter Møller
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - What can we do about Outdoor Air Pollution? (08:16)
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There is a long way before the whole world complies with the WHO guidelines for air quality, but the enormous burden of disease from outdoor air pollution forces us to increase action to come as far as possible. In continuation of this, we will discuss what we can do about air pollution at global, international, national, city and individual levels. Most of the actions to reduce air pollution also mitigates climate change and/or promote health in other ways – so there are many win-win and
win-win-win situations

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Steffen Loft
Date Added:
01/07/2017
The Airplane Graveyeard
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During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces on Kwajalein atoll left a trail of debris on the deep lagoon floor. This lagoon now has one of the largest collections of well-preserved aircraft in the world. In this video, as part of the first ever film crew allowed onto this secret military base, Jonathan explores a B-25, F4-U Corsair and Dauntless dive bomber still sitting on the bottom of the ocean, as if ready to take off. Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Provider Set:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
Date Added:
03/01/2007
Alaska Native Villages Work to Enhance Local Economies as They Minimize Environmental Risks
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As reduced sea ice conditions bring increased shipping and development opportunities to the Arctic, Alaska Native Village Corporations are at the table with resource developers, representing the interests of their people and land.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Alerte Terre!: An Interactive Lecture  Activity  on  Environmental Topics
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In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students will predict the main issues that might be included in short French language videos treating topics such as endangered species, organic farming, the effect of aerosols on the environment, pollution and sustainable development. They will then view short videos on the topics and reflect on how their prior assumptions meshed with reality.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Algorithms by Jeff Erickson
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This web page contains a free electronic version of my self-published textbook Algorithms, along with other lecture notes I have written for various theoretical computer science classes at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Author:
Jeff Erickson
Date Added:
02/01/2021
Algoritmiek
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This course treats various methods to design and analyze datastructures and algorithms for a wide range of problems. The most important new datastructure treated is the graph, and the general methods introduced are: greedy algorithms, divide and conquer, dynamic programming and network flow algorithms. These general methods are explained by a number of concrete examples, such as simple scheduling algorithms, Dijkstra, Ford-Fulkerson, minimum spanning tree, closest-pair-of-points, knapsack, and Bellman-Ford. Throughout this course there is significant attention to proving the correctness of the discussed algorithms. All material for this course is in English. The recorded lectures, however, are in Dutch.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
M. de Weerdt
Date Added:
03/09/2011
Analysing linkage disequilibrium with Ensembl
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The Ensembl project offers integrated genome, variation, gene regulation and comparative genomics data of mainly vertebrate genomes on an open access web browser platform.

This webinar will introduce you to the analysis of Linkage Disequilibrium (LD) between variants with Ensembl. We will look at different ways to explore and visualise LD in the Ensembl genome browser website. We will discuss the new LD Calculator tool which has been released with Ensembl 91 and show how to use it.

Who is this course for?
This webinar is aimed at individuals who wish to learn more about analysing LD with Ensembl. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but an understanding of undergraduate level genetics would be useful.

Outcomes
By the end of the webinar you will be able to:

Analyse linkage disequilibrium between variants in Ensembl
Visualise linkage disequilibrium using the Ensembl Genome Browser

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
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Lecture
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EMBL-EBI
Date Added:
03/21/2018
Analyzing Institutional Publishing Output: A Short Course
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This short course provides training materials about how to create a set of publication data, gather additional information about the data through an API (Application Programming Interface), clean the data, and analyze the data in various ways. Developing these skills will assist academic librarians who are:

Negotiating a renewal of a journal package or an open access publishing agreement,
Interested in which journals the institution's authors published in or which repositories the institution’s authors shared their works in,
Looking to identify publications that could be added to your repository,
Searching for authors who do or do not publish OA for designing outreach programs, or
Tracking how open access choices have changed over time.
After completing the lessons, the user will be able to gain an understanding of an institution’s publishing output, such as number of publications per year, open access status of the publications, major funders of the research, estimates of how much funding might be spent towards article processing charges (APCs), and more. The user will also be better prepared to think critically about institutional publishing data to make sustainable and values-driven scholarly communications decisions.

The course is presented in two sections. Section 1 describes how to build a dataset. Section 2 describes a free, open source tool for working with data. Examples of how to do analyses both in OpenRefine and Microsoft Excel are provided.

This short course was created for the Scholarly Communication Notebook. The file "Analyzing Institutional Publishing Output-A Short Course.docx" serves as a table of contents for the materials.

Subject:
Information Science
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Unit of Study
Author:
Allison Langham-Putrow
Ana Enriquez
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Anatomy and Physiology 1
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Syllabus for the first half of a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. This course uses an open textbook, Anatomy & Physiology, from OpenStax.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
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Syllabus
Provider:
Springfield Technical Community College
Author:
STCC Library
Date Added:
04/26/2022
Anatomy and Physiology 2
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Syllabus for the second half of a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. This course uses an open textbook, Anatomy & Physiology, from OpenStax.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
Springfield Technical Community College
Author:
STCC Library
Date Added:
04/26/2022
Anatomy and Physiology YouTube Channel
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Short, animated videos on many Anatomy and Physiology topics. Videos used in college courses and cover the content presented in the first 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing/Allied Health students.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Dr. Bruce Forciea
Date Added:
03/12/2018
Anatomy and Physiology for KINS 1100 (Summer 2019)
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This open textbook is adapted from OpenStax’s Anatomy and Physiology for Carmen Bott’s KINS 1100 (Biodynamics of Physical Activity) class at Langara College. Sections have been omitted from the original textbook to reflect the KINS 1100 curriculum, but the content is otherwise unchanged.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
dfonseca
Date Added:
02/10/2021
Android Apps with AppInventor
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This resource is a Hands-On course to teach Apps Development to students who may not have any programming knowledge. This course has no pre-requisites. It’s time to add the 4th R – Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and algoRithmic thinking. In a world where the majority of new jobs require science, technology and math skills, it is time our Liberal Arts majors get IT (Information Technology)! While employers recognize and value the importance of liberal education and the liberal arts, they also want liberal arts graduates who are not digitally challenged. Many employers report a “skills gap” as they have trouble finding recent graduates qualified with ample digital skills to fill various positions. Meanwhile, a national educational movement in computer coding instruction is growing at lightning speeds in schools across the US and many consider coding more like a basic life skill (which might someday lead to a great job) rather than an extracurricular activity. App Inventor (AI) serves to narrow this skills gap and increase the versatility of students to become active creators of technology and “digitally” ready for the workplace rather than just being passive consumers of technology. Sales of hand-held devices (smartphones, tablets and phablets) are exploding. These on-line, social, and increasingly mobile computing devices are ubiquitous and offer visual, tactile and personal experiences as never before. Mobile devices in our education landscape are digital and portable - with multimedia capabilities to access the Internet, and are drastically changing the ways we teach and learn. Developing applications for such devices enables digital natives to experience mobile technology as active creators rather than just passive consumers of technology.
Learning Goals
Learn Apps Development
Learn Digital Skills (essential for a Liberal Arts major)

Subject:
Computer Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Primary Source
Provider:
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Author:
Neelu Sinha
Rama Madhavarao
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Android:Kotlin/Everywhere
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Welcome to the Android developer guides. The documents listed in the left navigation teach you how to build Android apps using APIs in the Android framework and other libraries.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
Career and Technical Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Peeyush pareek
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Angular Momentum Experiment
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After using the historical development of concepts of conserved motion to develop introductory understanding, students are directed to a series of activities to gain a better understanding of momentum, conservation of momenta, angular momentum, and conservation of angular momenta.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
David Trapp
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Animal Welfare at Fifty
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Live webcast of the SRUC Animal Welfare Day in Edinburgh
Join in with the event at #Freedoms50
Tweet or Post your questions in the Comments section below.
Follow us @SRUCResearch

You can find PDF slides of the talks here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-HxwK_PxJPHUVZfcDlRaEMteWs&usp=sharing

The talks, in order of appearance

Professor Cathy Dwyer - Introduction to the Five Freedoms - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=241

Dr Rick D'Eath - Introduction to the Freedom from Hunger and Thirst - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=805
Dr Ian Dunn - Hunger in the Broiler Breeder - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=1728

Dr Marie Haskell - Introduction from Freedom from Discomfort - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=2841
Professor Malcolm Mitchell - Thermal Comfort - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=3157
Dr Fritha Langford - Housing Comfort in Dairy Cattle - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=3856

Dr Kenny Rutherford - Introduction to Freedom from Pain, Injury and Disease - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=5839
Professor Eddie Clutton - Injury and Pain Sensistisation - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=6661

Professor Francoise Wemelsfelder - Introduction to Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=7641
Dr Emma Baxter - Designing housing for farrowing pigs- https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=8621

Dr Simon Turner - Introduction to the Freedom From Fear and Distress - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=9436
Dr Paula Brunton - The Mouse as a Model for Stress - https://youtu.be/UudL-Y9-5Ts?t=10302

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
Date Added:
11/03/2015
Animations - The Science of Knapping
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Explore the physics and material science of making stone tools. Educator Nate Salzman walks us through the surprisingly complex science of flintknapping, or the process of turning stone into blades, arrowheads, spear points, axes, jewelry and more. Making tools from stone may be thousands of years old, but required people to think about the properties of the material they were using and the physics of striking the stone to shape it just right.NOTE: These are animations derived from the video "The Science of Knapping" which is linked here and published under its own listing on OER Commons.This resource is part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s open educational resources project to provide history, ecology, archaeology, and conservation resources related to our 560 acre public park. More of our content can be found on YouTube and SketchFab. JPPM is a part of the Maryland Historical Trust under the Maryland Department of Planning.

Subject:
Applied Science
World Cultures
History
Ancient History
Physical Science
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Author:
JPPM Admin
Date Added:
06/07/2022
Animatronic Plush Heart With 3D Printing : 3 Steps (with Pictures)
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I wanted to make a realistic animatronic heart, and as I was developing the 3D printed mechanism I used a sock to try and get a vague idea of how the silicone skin would move once the design was finished. Since the silicone casting turned out to be quite challenging and very expensive, the sock test gave me the idea to instead use a slightly elastic fabric to make a plush heart design, which could be fitted over the 3D printed mechanism.

This project is very simple on the 3D printing/assembly/electronics side, but I'd recommend you have a little sewing experience because, as a sewing amateur, I'm not 100% confident in my patterns. A sewing machine is not necessarily required and a lot of the sewing is by hand anyway, but it would certainly be useful!

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
https://www.instructables.com/member/Ikkalebob/
Date Added:
01/31/2020
Annotate your proteins with the UniProt Functional Annotation system UniFire
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UniProt is a high quality, comprehensive protein resource. Next to expert curation, one of the core activities at UniProt is to develop computational methods for the functional annotation of protein sequences. In this webinar, we will be introducing our functional annotation system UniFire that can be used by the community to share and run rule-based automatic annotation systems to add functional information to proteins.

Who is this course for?
No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but an undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be useful.

Outcomes
By the end of the webinar you will be able to:

Outline the types of data available in UniProt
Describe the automatic annotation systems used in UniProt
Describe the UniFire platform for sharing and utilising UniProt’s automatic annotation systems

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
EMBL-EBI
Date Added:
07/10/2019
Annotating your own variation data with the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP)
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The Ensembl VEP is a powerful tool that allows you to input a list of genetic variants and determines which genes are affected and how. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the online VEP tool, which is suitable for analysing short lists of genetic variants, and the offline tool, which allows you to annotate whole genome variant calls.

Who is this course for?
This webinar is suitable to any clinical or research scientists who are interested in exploring genetic variants and their effect. In this webinar we will use examples from human clinical data but the VEP tool is available for other species too.

Outcomes
By the end of the webinar you will be able to:

Describe the application of VEP
Analyse short lists of genetic variants using VEP
Annotate variation data

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
EMBL-EBI
Date Added:
03/03/2021
<AppML> Tutorial
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AppML stands for Application Modeling Language.
AppML runs in any HTML page. No installation is required.
AppML is a tool for bringing data to HTML applications:

From objects
From files
From databases

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
w3schools
Date Added:
07/12/2015
Applications of ICT in Libraries
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The Advanced Certificate and the Advanced Diploma in Applications of ICT in Libraries permit library staff to obtain accreditation for their skills in the use of ICT. Anyone can make use of the materials and assessment is available in variety of modes, including distance learning.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Applied Industrial Electricity: Theory and Application
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This free electrical engineering/technology textbook provides a series of chapters covering electricity and electronics. The information provided is great for students, makers, and professionals who are looking for an application-centric coverage of this field.

Subject:
Engineering
Career and Technical Education
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
John Haughery
Tony R Kuphaldt
Date Added:
02/05/2021
Applied Statistics in Healthcare Research
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The primary learning objective of this textbook is to introduce the reader to the fundamental statistical methods and basic analytical procedures associated with processing data in regard to healthcare research. It is intended that by working through the applications and practice problems, readers should be able to understand and apply some of the methods for developing, implementing, and applying healthcare statistic principles in research.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
UPEI Pressbooks Network
Author:
Alyson Mahar
Emily Read
Krista Ritchie
Teri McComber
William Montelpare
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health: A Team-Based/Project Based Course for Undergraduate Students
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This text is a complete team-based and project-based learning course focused on the application of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to unique groups of program clients and patients. It is designed to engage undergraduate students in exploration of the different facets of the ICF, in how the ICF differs from medical and social models because of these facets, and how each applies to, and ensures, an awareness of all of the ways in which health affects and is affected by peoples’ characteristics and environments. The text includes readings, digital links, readiness assurance elements, and guidelines for individual and team deliverables, but can also be used as a stand-alone text to provide a rich constructivist approach to understanding the structure of the ICF and how to use it for problem solving and decision-making with a patient/client population.

It is the author’s intention that the text be used as suits the instructor, and modified to fit the pre-professional or paraprofessional healthcare students being taught, so while case study examples for rehabilitation are include, the text will lend itself to any patient or client group.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
East Tennessee State University
Author:
Laurie Schroder
Date Added:
02/08/2022
Apprenticechip - A course on case studies in and techniques for creating digital libraries for apprentice learners
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Apprenticechip is a course on case studies in and techniques for creating digital libraries for apprentice learners.

The goals of this course are: 1. Learn a 10 step approach to digital library design, creation, curation, operation and evaluation. 2. Through the lens of this 10 step approach, review case studies of over 20 digital libraries of various sizes, encompassing a variety of disciplines, addressing diverse missions, utilizing a variety of technologies and learn how they succeeded and failed. 3. Use this 10 step approach to create your own small digital library to help apprentice learners in your area of professional expertise or personal passion.

We also wish to provide an introduction to digital libraries and to explore the questions 1) What is the history of digital libraries and learning? 2) What is the future of digital libraries and learning? 3) How can we create digital libraries that help apprentice learners? and 4) What role do professional + amateur librarians have to play in the future of digital libraries and learning?

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Michael P. D'Alessandro M.D.
Date Added:
09/07/2016
Aquarist for a Day
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In this video Jonathan visits the New England Aquarium as a volunteer aquarist for a day to learn what it takes to care for thousands of fish in dozens of exhibits, up to the massive 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank (GOT). What he finds is an eye opener‰ŰÓit‰ŰŞs not all fun and games. Maintaining an aquarium is serious work. But it does have its benefits, as Jonathan discovers while diving in the GOT and feeding the sharks. This segment won a New England Emmy Award! Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Provider Set:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
Date Added:
08/26/2007
ArcGIS StoryMaps
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This is an introduction to the classic version of ArcGIS StoryMaps. It provides a walkthrough of the website functions and has tasks listed for students to build their first story map.

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Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Community of Online Research Assignments
Author:
Justin de la Cruz
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Archiving for the Future: Simple Steps for Archiving Language Documentation Collections
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Archiving for the Future is a free training course designed to teach language documenters, activists, and researchers how to organize, arrange, and archive language documentation, revitalization, and maintenance materials and metadata in a digital repository or language archive. Then entire course can be completed in approximately 3-5 hours.

This course was developed by the staff of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin in consultation with representatives of various DELAMAN (https://www.delaman.org/) archives and other digital data repositories in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and Cameroon.

The course material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1653380 (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Subject:
Information Science
Languages
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Author:
Alicia Niwagaba
Elena Pojman
Ryan Sullivant
Susan Smythe Kung
Date Added:
11/05/2020
Arecibo Message
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This two week assignment asks students to interpret and analyze the 1974 Arecibo Message sent by Drake and Sagan. Week 1 introduces the concepts behind the construction of the message and engages with a critical analysis of the architecture and the contents of the message. Week 2 asks students to develop software in a Jupyter Notebook (available for free from the Anaconda Python Distribution) to interpret messages that were similar to those produced by Drake and Sagan.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Joshua P Tan
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Art Appreciation and Techniques
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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret examples of visual art using a five-step critical process that includes description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment; identify and describe the elements and principles of art; use analytical skills to connect formal attributes of art with their meaning and expression; explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and other world cultures; articulate the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic themes and issues that artists examine in their work; identify the processes and materials involved in art and architectural production; utilize information to locate, evaluate, and communicate information about visual art in its various forms. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor FoundationĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Art History 101B)

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/16/2012