Learning Materials Explores factors associated with disease emergence & re-emergence & considers the human activities that can increase... see more Explores factors associated with disease emergence & re-emergence & considers the human activities that can increase or decrease the likelihood of outbreaks of infectious diseases. Students play the role of epidemiologists looking for clues to solve the case of a mystery disease, watch simulations of herd immunity & the impact of vaccination programs, & assign limited funds to three proposals submitted to address a major infectious disease.
50 Excellent Open Courses on Teaching With Technology The information below is taken from a recent posting on www.onlinecollegesanduniversities.com. It is a listing of 50 free online courses that are offered on a wide variety of instructional technology topics. The courses are free, self-directed, and accessible over the internet. Mapping the landscape of Open Educational Resources institutional initiatives Over the past decade, there have been more and more initiatives in more and more countries. It has become difficult to have a sense of the OER landscape. As we seek to explain Open Educational Resources to stakeholders, as we seek to connect with others and as we seek to learn from the experience of others, we might find useful a picture of the OER world – a global map of institutional (and perhaps national) initiatives as a starting point. Over time, an “OER World Map” could be enhanced as the community wished and found feasible. Maps can be effective in immediately communicating a message. There are already several global maps that have been created for specific OER groups, such as, the Open CourseWare Consortium and the UK Open University OLnet project Evidence Hub.
10 Websites To Make You Think Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more.
The Human Brain Atlas at Michigan State University Keith D. Sudheimer, Brian M. Winn, Garrett M. Kerndt, Jay M. Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook? Electronic Textbooks | News Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook? By Dian Schaffhauser02/16/11 Digital Textbook Legislation Signed in California By News Staff on September 27, 2012 California's three higher education systems will start collaborating on open-source digital textbooks now that Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills on Thursday, Sept. 27. In 2013, students will start seeing the first of 50 digital textbooks for common courses across the University of California, the California State University and the California Community Colleges.
OpenCourseWare History The OpenCourseWare movement started in 1999 when the University of Tübingen in Germany published videos of lectures online for its timms initiative (Tübinger Internet Multimedia Server). The OCW movement only took off, however, with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University in October 2002. The movement was soon reinforced by the launch of similar projects at Yale, the University of Michigan, and the University of California Berkeley. MIT's reasoning behind OCW was to "enhance human learning worldwide by the availability of a web of knowledge". MIT also stated that it would allow students (including, but not limited to its own) to become better prepared for classes so that they may be more engaged during a class. Since then, a number of universities have created OCW, some of which have been funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Principles
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4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education Open Resources | Feature 4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education Key challenges are emerging with the growing use of open educational resources in higher education. To find out just what those challenges are and how colleges and universities are overcoming them, Campus Technology spoke with two experts on the subject. By Bridget McCrea06/26/12 Accustomed to using textbooks, pre-developed assessments, and other standard materials in their classrooms, today's college professors are using more open educational resources (OER) than ever.
How to Master a New Skill We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Breath Sounds Lung sounds Breath Sounds Auscultation of lungs help determine the airway and alveolar integrity, ventilation and presence of abnormality. There are two normal breath sounds. Bronchial and vesicular . Breath sounds heard over the tracheobronchial tree are called bronchial breathing and breath sounds heard over the lung tissue are called vesicular breathing.