Search Results (54)

View
Selected filters:
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Elementary Chinese 1
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Elementary Chinese 1 aims to help beginners develop communicative competence in the ...

Elementary Chinese 1 aims to help beginners develop communicative competence in the basic four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and culture of Chinese. The course curriculum is organized around the 5 Cs principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education for the 21st Century – Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections and Communities. Elementary Chinese I covers 8 units. We recommend that students go through the units in order to take advantage of the systematic scope and sequence of the learning materials. However, the curriculum is also flexible for individuals and institutions to adopt and modify to meet their different needs, schedule and emphasis. The current course is available for low-cost use by instructor-led classes of enrolled students

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Acids and Bases
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in ...

You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found:Strong and Weak Acid and Base Problems, Determination of the pH Scale by the Method of Successive Dilutions, Standardization of NaOH: Acid Base Titration, Determining the pKa and concentration ratio of a protein in solution, Unknown Acid and Base problem, Creating a Buffer Solution, DNA - Dye Binding: Equilibrium and Buffer Solutions.

Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
The ChemCollective
Author:
Dr. David Yaron
American English Speech
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This course is beneficial for those who wish to learn how to ...

This course is beneficial for those who wish to learn how to communicate with the sounds and music of American English. The purpose is not to increase vocabulary, nor to improve grammar, but to deal with the sounds of spoken words. A spoken message is of primary importance, but it may not be understood if pronunciation is imprecise, inconsistent, or regional. This course is particularly useful for actors or for others who need to speak to diverse audiences, such as when giving a business presentation.
This course teaches how to articulate sounds and words using the dialect of Standard American English; Listen and think in terms of symbols for sounds, using the International Phonetic Alphabet; Use the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe from the Roman alphabet into the forty-four sounds of Standard American Dialect and vice versa; Analyze texts for phrasing, operative words, intonational patterns, degrees of stress; and Achieve a proper use of weak forms for certain parts of speech in the English Language, making speech clear and efficient.

Note: This free course requires registration

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Anatomy & Physiology
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But ...

You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But do you fully comprehend how all of the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together to keep you healthy? This course will provide that insight. By approaching the study of the body in an organized way, you will be able to connect what you learn about anatomy and physiology to what you already know about your own body.

By taking this course, you will begin to think and speak in the language of the domain while integrating the knowledge you gain about anatomy to support explanations of physiological phenomenon. The course focuses on a few themes that, when taken together, provide a full view of what the human body is capable of and of the exciting processes going on inside of it.

Topics covered include: Structure and Function, Homeostasis, Levels of Organization, and Integration of Systems.

Note: This free course requires registration

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Arabic for Global Exchange
Rating

Arabic for Global Exchange is a course in Arabic language and culture ...

Arabic for Global Exchange is a course in Arabic language and culture that utilizes cognitive learning technologies and computer-assisted language instruction to enhance educational, cultural, governmental, and business exchanges that are increasingly vital to public policy and economic development in the global economy.

This is a mini-course for individuals who are about to begin study or work in an Arabic-speaking context and who have no or limited proficiency in Arabic language and little background in the cultures and history of the Arabic-speaking world. The course will introduce learners to basic concepts and information to facilitate entry and engagement in an Arabic-speaking environment.

Arabic Online for Global Exchange not only will meet a specific need for the Carnegie Mellon global community, but also will serve as a public resource for a broader audience, both those affiliated with other institutions and non-institutionally-affiliated learners.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Argument Diagramming
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining ...

This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining what the parts of an argument are, and how to break arguments into their parts and create diagrams to show how those parts relate to each other.

Argument diagramming is a great visual tool for evaluating claims that people make. By the end of the course, you will be able to think critically about arguments or claims and determine whether or not they are logical. This skill can be used in a variety of situations, such as listening to the news, reading an article, or making a point in a meeting.

This is an introductory course and may be useful to a broad range of students. Topics covered include: Creating Argument Diagrams, Evaluating Arguments, and Argument Diagramming for Interpreting Public Arguments and Longer Texts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Linguistics
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Reading
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Biochemistry
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and ...

This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors.

A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. A molecular simulation environment provides the opportunity for you to explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems. Topics covered include: Protein Function, Structure and Function of Carbohydrates, Lipids and Biological Membranes, Metabolism, Nucleic and Acid and Biochemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Chemical Equilibrium
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in ...

You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Cobalt Chlorid and LeChatlier's Principle and DNA Binding.

Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
The ChemCollective
Author:
Dr. David Yaron
Dilution
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

When you work in a laboratory, chances are you are starting off ...

When you work in a laboratory, chances are you are starting off with a concentrated stock solution. Being able to create solutions of varying concentration from this is a useful skill. Solutions with known concentrations are often called "standard solutions." You can learn about the concept of dilution and how to use dilution to make a standard solution from a stockroom solution in the following video.

Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
The ChemCollective
Author:
Dr. David Yaron
Dimensional Analysis
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Dimensional analysis allows us to change the units used to express a ...

Dimensional analysis allows us to change the units used to express a value. For instance, it allows us to convert between volume expressed in liters and volume expressed in gallons. The following video gives a brief overview of dimensional analysis, including conversion between the amount of a substance expressed in "number of molecules" and the amount of a substance expressed in "moles of molecules."

Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
The ChemCollective
Author:
Dr. David Yaron
Elementary French I
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Elementary French I is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of ...

Elementary French I is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed to be used as a full course of study.

Topics covered include: Introductions, Origins, Studies, Age, Appearance, Personality, Preferences, Activities, Time, The Family, The Home, Work, Meals, Restaurants, and Shopping.

Note: This free course requires registration

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Elementary French II
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Elementary French II is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of ...

Elementary French II is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed to be used as a full course of study.

Topics Covered: This course targets communicative competence in the following domains: My Family, My Neighborhood, My Future, The Body, My Regime, Young People and Stress, Vacations, Modes of Transport, A Virtual Trip, Political Opinions, Change, Ecology, Where to Live, Questions of Identity, Languages and Life.

Note: This free course requires registration

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Interactive
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Elementary Spanish
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely ...

Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely distance delivery. The course is media-rich and interactive, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico. Versions are available for low-cost use by instructor-led classes of enrolled students.

To successfully use this course, you should be a motivated student with a sincere desire to learn the Spanish language and about cultures in the Spanish-speaking world, and be comfortable with computer technologies. The time commitment will typically average 8 hours per week.

Topics Covered: Introductions and Greetings, Physical and Personality Descriptions, Popular Hobbies, School and Studies, Food and Restaurants, and Home and Family.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Engineering Statics
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Statics is the study of methods for quantifying the forces between bodies. ...

Statics is the study of methods for quantifying the forces between bodies. Forces are responsible for maintaining balance and causing motion of bodies, or changes in their shape. You encounter a great number and variety of examples of forces every day, such as when you press a button, turn a doorknob, or run your hands through your hair. Motion and changes in shape are critical to the functionality of man-made objects as well as objects the nature.

Statics is an essential prerequisite for many branches of engineering, such as mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and bioengineering, which address the various consequences of forces. Topics Covered: Forces; Free Body Diagrams; Equilibrium of Simple Objects; and Machines and Structures Joined by Engineering Connections, Trusses, Friction, and Moments of Inertia.

Note: This free course requires registration

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Evidence-Based Practice In Management And Consulting
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and skills of ...

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based practice. The course is directly relevant to students who would like to improve the quality and outcome of their decision-making.

Managers and consultants are required to take action based on their decisions, and such decisions may have profound impacts on employees, customers and clients, the organization and society more widely. But how good are such decisions? How can we ensure that managers and consultants get hold of, accurately interpret and make use of the best available evidence in their decision-making?

This course will help students develop the practical skills managers and consultants need to bring evidence-based approaches to their organization. In the process of developing these skills you will also find out a lot about management research.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Finding Empirical Formula from an Elementary Analysis
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

On another page, we discuss how to obtain the empirical formula from ...

On another page, we discuss how to obtain the empirical formula from a given molecular formula. Here, we consider how to obtain the empirical formula from an elemental analysis of a sample. Remember that comparing the empirical formula obtained from an elemental analysis with that from a molecular formula tells us if the sample is consistent with the molecular formula.

Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
The ChemCollective
Author:
Dr. David Yaron
Finding the Empirical Formula from a Molecular Formula
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Elemental analysis is a useful qualitative analysis technique since it allows us ...

Elemental analysis is a useful qualitative analysis technique since it allows us to check if a sample is consistent with a given molecular formula. For instance, suppose we believe our sample is benzene (C6H6). We can compare the following:The empirical formula (CH) obtained from the molecular formula of benzene (C6H6); The empirical formula obtained from a elemental analysis of the sample. If the two empirical formulae do not agree, then the sample is not benzene. If the formulae agree, then our sample may be benzene. (Remember that more than one molecule can have the sample empirical formula. For instance, both benzene (C6H6) and acetylene (C2H2) have the empirical formula CH, so a sample whose elemental analysis yields CH as an empirical formula could be benzene, acetylene, or some other molecule with a 1:1 ratio between C and H.)

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
The ChemCollective
Author:
Dr. David Yaron