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High-Intermediate Academic Communication, Spring 2004
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The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary ...

The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary building strategies to refine oral and written expression. Speaking and writing assignments are designed to expand communicative competence. Assignments are based on models and materials drawn from contemporary media (newspapers and magazines, television, web). The models, materials, topics and assignments vary from semester to semester.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yoo, Isaiah WonHo
Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2006
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Techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form ...

Techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form offered by the computer. Study of the structural properties of book-based narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time and of storyline. Analysis of the structure and evaluation of the literary qualities of computer-based narratives including hypertexts, adventure games, and classic artificial intelligence programs like Eliza. With this base, students use authoring systems to model a variety of narrative techniques and to create their own fictions. Knowledge of programming helpful but not necessary.

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Arts and Humanities
Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Coleman, Beth
Introduction to Media Studies, Fall 2014
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This course provides a critical analysis of mass media in our culture. ...

This course provides a critical analysis of mass media in our culture. Various types of media such as books, films, video games, and online interactions will be discussed and reviewed. This course will also evaluate how information and ideas travel between people on a large scale.

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Arts and Humanities
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Flourish Klink
Kim Vaeth
L'impact de la télé dans les foyers canadiens: voor- en nadelen van de televisie
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Op het einde van deze les kun je je mening over de ...

Op het einde van deze les kun je je mening over de impact van televisie op het gezinsleven verwoorden. In een eerste oefening formuleer je op basis van een leestekst 5 voordelen van de televisie. Daarna lees je de tekst "de invloed van televisie op kinderen" en zoek de substantieven die bij een werkwoord horen. Dan beluister je een gesprek van iemand die zonder en iemand die met tv opgroeide en je antwoordt op de vragen van de eerste; tenslotte formuleer je raad over het goed omgaan met televisie in het gezin.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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KlasCement
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Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Listen Arabic
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Listen Arabic offers several different features - viewers can listen to Arabic ...

Listen Arabic offers several different features - viewers can listen to Arabic radio stations from 19 different countries or albums from modern and classical artists, watch television or movies from 8 different Arabic speaking countries, or they can use services such as translation or transliteration.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Social Sciences
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ListenArabic
MBC Arabic shows
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This is a website that links to all of the MBC channels. ...

This is a website that links to all of the MBC channels. From here, viewers can search for TV shows and series by MBC channel, title of the series, drama, country and/or dialect, year of production, most popular, and so forth. Some series have English subtitles. Not all of the series shown on the actual MBC stations are listed here, such as foreign series or movies with Arabic subtitles. It is available as an iPhone and iPad app.

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MBC Group
Magic Wand
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In this activity about light and perception, learners create pictures in thin ...

In this activity about light and perception, learners create pictures in thin air. Using a simple set up of a slide projector, slide, moveable screen or poster board, and a "wand", learners investigate how we see projected images such as those from movies and television. Use this activity to help learners understand concepts associated with light and optics including persistence of vision, reflection, and map projection.

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Engineering
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Life Science
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Psychology
Social Sciences
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Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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California Department of Education
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
The Exploratorium
Media Literacy: Examining the World of Television Teens
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Pop culture and the classroom collide in this lesson when students go ...

Pop culture and the classroom collide in this lesson when students go behind the scenes to analyze a television series for characterization to use in an original television show proposal.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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ReadWriteThink
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Media in Cultural Context, Spring 2007
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Seminar designed to provide close case study examinations of specific media or ...

Seminar designed to provide close case study examinations of specific media or media configurations and the larger social, cultural, economic, political, or technological contexts within which they operate. Subject organized around recurring themes in media history, specific genres or movements, specific media, or specific historical moments. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication. Topic: Comics, Cartoons, and Graphic Storytelling. Meets with CMS.871, but assignments differ.

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World Cultures
Science and Technology
Economics
Social Sciences
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Case Study
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Green, Joshua
The New Spain: 1977-Present, Spring 2010
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In this class we will come to understand the vast changes in ...

In this class we will come to understand the vast changes in Spanish life that have taken place since Franco's death in 1975. We will focus on the new freedom from censorship, the re-emergence of movements for regional autonomy, the new cinema, reforms in education and changes in daily life: sex roles, work, and family that have occurred in the last decade. In so doing, we will examine myths that are often considered commonplaces when describing Spain and its people.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Social Sciences
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Resnick, Margery
Popular Narrative: Masterminds, Fall 2004
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Examines the relationship between popular and high culture and the problem of ...

Examines the relationship between popular and high culture and the problem of evaluating texts that tell stories. Treats a range of narrative and dramatic works as well as films. May be repeated for credit, with permission of instructor. Topic for Fall: Masterminds. Topic for Spring: Popular Culture in the Age of Media Convergence. Our purpose is to consider some of the most elaborate and thoughtful efforts to define and delineate "all-mastering," and to consider some of the delineations of "all-mastering the intellect" in various guises - from magicians to master spies to detectives to scientists (mad and otherwise). The major written work of the term will be an ongoing reading journal, which you will circulate to your classmates using an e-mail mailing list. The use of that list is fundamental - it is my intention to generate a sort of ongoing cyberconversation.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Social Sciences
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hildebidle, John
Pour le bon motif
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Après ce chapitre, tu pourras donner ton avis sur la relation de ...

Après ce chapitre, tu pourras donner ton avis sur la relation de travail entre collègues. Pendant cette compréhension à l'audition, tu chercheras des informations spécifiques. Tu formules des hypothèses sur le contenu du texte.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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KlasCement
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KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Read Arabic! - "Prince of Poets" Contest
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This online lesson teaches students vocabulary relating to the popular TV series ...

This online lesson teaches students vocabulary relating to the popular TV series 'Prince of Poets'. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies. Vocabulary activated for this lesson includes words related to poetry such as reciting and improvisation.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Social Sciences
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
Seminar on Deep Engagement, Fall 2004
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Innovation in expression -- as realized in media, tangible objects, and performance, ...

Innovation in expression -- as realized in media, tangible objects, and performance, and more -- generates new questions and new potentials for human engagement. When and how does expression engage us deeply? While "deep engagement" seems fundamental to the human psyche, it is hard to define, difficult to reliably design for, and hard to critically measure or assess. Are there principles we can articulate? Are there evaluation metrics we can use to insure quality of experience? Many personal stories confirm the hypothesis that once we experience deep engagement, it is a state we long for, remember, and want to repeat. We need to better understand these principles and innovate methods that can insure higher-quality products (artifacts, experiences, environments, performances, etc.) that appeal to a broad audience and that have lasting value over the long term.

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Performing Arts
Film and Music Production
Anatomy/Physiology
Science and Technology
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Breazeal, Cynthia
Davenport, Glorianna
Shahid TV app
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This free app allows individuals to watch TV shows through Shahid TV. ...

This free app allows individuals to watch TV shows through Shahid TV. Many different shows are available, from programs such as Arabs Got Talent and Arab Idol to popular Ramadan series such as Bab al-Hara. Both re-runs and current shows are available. Users can select which TV series and episodes they want to watch.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Social Sciences
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MBC
Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling, Spring 2004
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Seminar explores approaches to representation for very distributed cinematic storytelling. The relationship ...

Seminar explores approaches to representation for very distributed cinematic storytelling. The relationship between story creation and story appreciation is analyzed. Readings are drawn from literary, cinematic criticism, as well as from artist's descriptions of interactive, distributed works. Students analyze a range of storytelling techniques, develop a previsualization, story construction, or audience participation model. Individual or group final projects.

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Literature
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Davenport, Glorianna
Specialized Dictionaries
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Dictionarybay houses 16 specialized dictionaries that focus on topics such media, oil ...

Dictionarybay houses 16 specialized dictionaries that focus on topics such media, oil terminology, theater, economics, statistics, advertising, and many others. Users can select a dictionary and enter any search term in English or Arabic, but cannot browse the dictionaries.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Journalism
Economics
Social Sciences
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Dictionarybay