Using Twitter and Flipboard

Using Twitter and Flipboard
Using Twitter and FlipboardThis course introduces you to using Twitter and Flipboard.

Financial Management

Financial Management
Financial ManagementAn introduction to topics in corporate financial management, including financial markets, time value of money, asset valuation, risk and return, financial analysis and forecasting, capital budgeting, sources, and costs of capital.

Intro WordPress

Intro WordPress
Intro WordPressIntroduction to WordPress development for district site web masters (students and teachers). This is a "living" course. Meaning that new materials and content will be added to the course as new information becomes available.

Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems

Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems
Introduction to Healthcare Information SystemsAM/HIMS 650 is a survey course that provides an overview of health information technology (HIT) and systems as applied to the healthcare industry.

The role HIT plays in improving an organization’s performance and competitive position is discussed along with the challenges, opportunities and trends that are influencing the delivery of healthcare. Raising healthcare costs along with concerns for patient safety have resulted in healthcare reform initiatives that support the implementation of electronic health records, health information exchanges and a nationwide health information network.

These initiatives will be discussed along with the principles, concepts, and managerial issues that support the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical, administrative, and financial HIT applications that are patient-centered, efficient and safe. The health professional’s role as an end user and/or knowledge worker will be emphasized.

Genres in Children's Literature

Genres in Children's Literature
Genres in Children's LiteratureIn this subject, students study current theories of literature, with a focus on genres relating to children's literature as a form of social practice.

Topics covered include critical analysis, traditional story forms, modernist and postmodern picture books, emerging formats, fantasy and realistic fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Convex Optimization I

Convex Optimization I
Convex Optimization IConcentrates on recognizing and solving convex optimization problems that arise in engineering. Convex sets, functions, and optimization problems. Basics of convex analysis. Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, minimax, extremal volume, and other problems.

Optimality conditions, duality theory, theorems of alternative, and applications. Interiorpoint methods. Applications to signal processing, control, digital and analog circuit design, computational geometry, statistics, and mechanical engineering.



 Prerequisites: Good knowledge of linear algebra. Exposure to numerical computing, optimization, and application fields helpful but not required; the engineering applications will be kept basic and simple.

 This Stanford course was taught on campus twice a week in 75 minute lectures for the Stanford Engineering Everywhere Initiative.

Dialogues for French Learners: Beginners' Level

Dialogues for French Learners: Beginners' Level
Dialogues for French Learners: Beginners' LevelThese dialogues will help you to practise and consolidate some of the language skills you are learning, either as part of a language course or as something you need for your work

Old Testament Survey I

Old Testament Survey I
Old Testament Survey ICreation. Covenant. Kings. Behind those three words lie the beginning of time and the start of the unfolding of God’s eternal plan of redemption. Dr. Douglas Stuart, professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell, takes you through the foundational material of the Old Testament as he surveys Genesis through Song of Songs.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine
Emergency MedicineThe emergency medicine residency at Mr. Jefferson's University in Charlottesville, Virginia has 30 residents, and seven medical school rotations including Acute Perioperative Care Clerkship, EM Elective, Peds EM Elective, Wilderness Medicine, EM Ultrasound Elective, EM Medical Toxicology, Remote Area Medical (RAM) Expedition - Wise VA and SLC-Guatemala - Service, Language, Culture in the Highlands of Guatemala. This podcast supplements the didactics at the UVA EM residency.

Church History Survey I

Church History Survey I
Church History Survey IThe Church has a long and colorful history , beginning two milenia ago in Jerusalem. Join Dr. Garth Rosell, professor of Church History at Gordon-Conwell, as he highlights key events and people of the first 1500 years of Church history and see how the Churrch’s history is relevant to the Church today.

Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Nanotechnology

Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Nanotechnology
Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum NanotechnologyWeird new possibilities emerge as we explore the nanoworld, the universe at the length scale of a billionth of a metre. Here the theory of quantum mechanics bewilders our everyday common sense, as Erwin Schrödinger famously expressed when he imagined a cat that was both dead and alive at the same time!

Now Dr Simon Benjamin shows us how experts in physics, chemistry and materials science are working together to harness this strange reality. Underlying their research is the promise of building what may be the most exotic and powerful technology ever conceived: the quantum computer.

Photoshop Masking - CM09

Photoshop Masking - CM09
Photoshop Masking - CM09This introduction to masking in Photoshop involves combining two images to create a surreal creature. In the example exercises, the head of an emu is masked, resized and placed on a tree frog.

Hue an saturation levels are then used to colorise the final image. In the second part of the exercise, students chose their own images to superimpose. The aim of the exercise is to create an image that although obviously 'unreal', it causes the viewer to look closely to indeed detect that it is a fantasy.

Shakespeare's first folio

Shakespeare's first folio
Shakespeare's first folioThe first complete collection of Shakespeare's plays, from the First Folio of 1623, in their original spelling and orthography, presented in ePub format.

The texts were originally prepared by Trevor Howard-Hill for use in his single colume concordances to Shakespeare (OUP, 1969f). They have since been reformatted to modern standards and carefully proofread by staff of Oxford University Press' Shakespeare Department for use in the new "Old Spelling" Oxford Shakespeare, under the general editorship of Dr Stanley Wells: "The complete works / William Shakespeare"; general editors, Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; editors Stanley Wells ... [et al.]; with introductions by Stanley Wells. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1986. -- (Oxford Shakespeare). -- ISBN 0-19-812926-2

Water conflict

Water conflict
Water conflictWater is abundant on our blue planet, but most of it is undrinkable. Over 95 per cent of it is either in the oceans as salt water, locked up as ice, or deep underground. Yet it’s vital for our wellbeing, making up over 70 per cent of our bodyweight.

Humans need to take in between 2.5 and 3.5 litres per day, depending on gender, age and weight, and it’s needed widely for agriculture, food processing, and many industrial processes. The lack of it has immediate and life threatening consequences for the people.

The pressing need to protect a supply may provoke violent responses when it is being competed for. But on occasions carefully worked out conservation strategies can be successfully adopted.

 The learning pathway looks at some of the international flashpoints where competition for the scarce resource is intense, and seemingly implacable, on a regional scale, such as on the US – Mexican border at the Rio Grande, or in the Middle East.

It also considers the problems on a more local scale, focussing on rural Ethiopia, where tensions and violent actions break out over a small river, and Peru, where the problem of water conservation is further complicated by the need to preserve 16th Century Inca irrigation canals.

Digital Culture

Digital Culture
Digital CultureIn this course for high school students you'll learn some of the surprising statistics about digital media use among your peers and watch an engaging video that challenges you to think about the positive and negative ways digital media and technology affect you and influence our larger culture.

You can also explore the role of digital media in your life by keeping a log of your media use and reflecting on it.

Introduction to Pastoral and Theological Studies

Introduction to Pastoral and Theological Studies
Introduction to Pastoral and Theological StudiesThis is a survey course on the basic tenets of Reformed Theology that developed during the time of the Reformation. Specifically, the course will focus on the Reformation Solas and the Five Points of Calvinism, with specific attention given to the impact of these doctrines on Christian living and pastoral ministry.

Crime, Order and Social Control

Crime, Order and Social Control
Crime, Order and Social ControlHave you ever been the victim of crime? Are you fearful of rising crime rates? Crime is one of contemporary society's most pressing social problems - how should we respond to it?

This album visits various communities in the UK to explore issues of criminal justice and the introduction of possibly controversial crime control initiatives such as restorative justice, which involves offenders meeting their victims. It also looks at schemes tackling problems of racial violence and other anti-social behaviours.

This material forms part of The Open University course D315 Crime, order and social control.

Developing Mobile Apps with Web Technologies

Developing Mobile Apps with Web Technologies
Developing Mobile Apps with Web TechnologiesPalm executives including VP, Directors, and Senior Product Managers lead a course on mobile application development on the WebOS.

Students have the unique opportunity to attain the technical knowledge needed to create their own apps, get insider information about the application submission process at companies like Apple and Palm, and network with various members of Palm's executive team.

The goal of the course is to give students the tools they need to become successful mobile application developer, from rigorous technical experience to valuable personal connections.

Egyptian Copper Coiling

Egyptian Copper Coiling
Egyptian Copper CoilingThis unit is designed to teach students the technique the egyptians used to create copper coiled jewlery.

DaVinci Anatomy Physiology + Disease

DaVinci Anatomy Physiology + Disease
DaVinci Anatomy Physiology + DiseaseAnatomy and physiology are fascinating fields of study, and we will be learning them through the context of various diseases. Along the way, you will become fluent in the language of anatomy, physiology, and disease.

You will also learn about the basic diagnostics tests doctors use to identify the cause of disease. This knowledge, along with all the concepts surrounding the systems of the body, will help you to solve case studies of our “patients!” My hope is to give you a taste of what it is to think and work like a health professional.

Local Area Networks

Local Area Networks
Local Area NetworksCS402 (saylor.org/courses/cs402) is one of over 240 free online courses created by the Saylor Foundation. As we continue to build our iTunes U catalog, please visit www.saylor.org for additional courses; you can also connect with other students on our discussion forums and track your scores with our ePortfolio.

 Note: Additional features for this course are available when viewed in the iTunes U app for iOS. Purpose of Course A local area network (LAN) is a high-speed data network over a small physical area (i.e. an office, a building, or a campus).

 LANs often connect different computers, printers, servers, and other devices to enable shared access and facilitate exchange between network users. This course will introduce you to local area networks, the protocols they use, and the various layers that constitute a network.

Learning and Behavior Problems

Learning and Behavior Problems
Learning and Behavior ProblemsThe characteristics of children and adolescents, with disabilities in the area of learning and behavior, will be explored with the goal of remediation. This course will further include techniques for dealing with these diverse learners in a variety of settings as well as our Christian mission in providing for all of God’s children.