video tuturialYouTube - The Evolution of Religions
Jared Diamond, professor of geography at UCLA, received the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 1998 for Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Science. His most recent book is Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2004). Professor Diamond argues that religion has encompassed at least four independent components that have arisen or disappeared at different stages of development of human societies over the last 10,000 years.
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In the age of computer-based learning, lecturing gets treated like Model-T Ford. Don’t be deceived; lecturing remains a staple of the academy and it’s likely to remain so for quite some time. University class sizes have swelled in the wake of budget cuts that have delayed (or canceled) faculty searches. A recent study of eleven Ohio four-year colleges reveals that 25 percent of introductory classes have more than 120 students and only a shortage of teaching assistants has kept the percentage that low. At the University of Massachusetts, 12 percent of all classes have enrollments of over 50 and lectures of over 200 are quite common. As long as universities operate on the assembly-line model, lecturing will remain integral to the educational process.
"The most common reason for bad lecturing isn’t phobia; it’s that professors don’t value the craft enough to hone their skills. Use such individuals as negative role models. Think of the most boring lecturer you’ve ever encountered. Do the opposite! Bad lecturers violate nearly every rule of good communication. They never vary voice timbre or pitch. They either stare at their notes or ignore them altogether and ramble onto whatever topic comes to mind. They never make eye contact with their audience or use visual aids and handouts. Everything comes out at the same speed, and they never, ever show the slightest bit of life when discussing the very subject that supposedly excites them. Check for a pulse; if you can stay awake! Step one to improving your lecture skills is to purge yourself of bad communication habits, but the rest of lecturing is a formula. Mix with enthusiasm and repeat the following ..."
Advice on lecturing50 Awesome Online Lectures for Social Media Masters | MatchACollege.com
50 Awesome Online Lectures for Social Media Masters | MatchACollege.comOperating Systems Lecture Notes
# Lecture 1: Overview and History # Lecture 2: Processes and Threads # Lecture 3: Thread Creation, Manipulation and Synchronization # Lecture 4: Deadlock # Lecture 5: Implementing Synchronization Operations # Lecture 6: CPU Scheduling # Lecture 7: OS Potpourri # Lecture 8: Introduction to Memory Management # Lecture 9: Introduction to Paging # Lecture 10: Issues in Paging and Virtual Memory # Lecture 11: MIPS TLB Structure # Lecture 11: Introduction to File Systems # Lecture 13: File System Implementation # Lecture 14: Monitors # Lecture 15: Segments # Lecture 16: Disk Scheduling # Lecture 17: Networking # Lecture 18: UDP and TCP
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Feynman lectures series at Microsoft's Project Tuva
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The discourse notebook is an effort (in conjunction with 'The Bernstein Tapes'*) to make available lectures in contemporary continental philosophy. For questions, comments, or to share a lecture, send an email to: Todd.Kesselman@gmail.com
The discourse notebook is an effort (in conjunction with 'The Bernstein Tapes'*) to make available lectures in contemporary continental philosophy.
A collection of lectures on philosophy.TEDTalks as of 10.09.09 - Google Docs
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We all draw influence from somewhere. Whether it be from history, academia, industry, or whether we look to future trends. The work we do has been impressed, whether explicitly or implicitly, by the leadership or direction of others. Who were some of those influencers, and how are they present in our work?Class sessions — Open Yale Courses
Video lectures. There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact?
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Yele lectionsDaniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory | Video on TED.com
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
Fascinating discussion of happiness from a behavioral economics standpoint; hold on for the Q&A session afterwards, which is also interesting
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently
Vidéo TED : La mémoire et l'expérience par Ted Kahneman, Nobel d'Economie
"We think of our future as anticipated memories." Read about this talk on Bobulate.
TED Talks Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.MIT’s Introduction to Algorithms, Lecture 16: Greedy Algorithms - good coders code, great reuse
This is the eleventh post in an article series about MIT's lecture course Introduction to Algorithms. In this post I ...Fabrica Workshops
Bruce Sterling lecture & interview from 2008. At the beginning of part 3 of the interview he shows (but apparently doesn't attribute) my "grown" letter D (the MDD logotype).
interesting, and dry witted discussion from bruce sterling on generative art and physical forms created using these methods that look and work in ways never seen before. processing and sturgeon's law get a particular mention. via danpaluska.MIT OpenCourseWare | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 6.189 Multicore Programming Primer, January (IAP) 2007 | Lecture Notes and Video
http://groups.csail.mit.edu/cag/ps3/lectures.shtmlMIT’s Introduction to Algorithms, Lecture 3: Divide and Conquer - good coders code, great reuse
This is the second post in an article series about MIT's lecture course Introduction to Algorithms. I changed my mind ...YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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Learn about the frontiers of human health from seven of Stanford's most innovative faculty members. Inspired by a format used at the TED Conference (http://www.ted.com), each speaker delivers a highly engaging talk in just 10-20 minutes about his or her research. Learn about Stanford's newest and most exciting discoveries in neuroscience, bioengineering, brain imaging, psychology, and more.
7 youtube videos from Stanford UniversityGoogle 工藤拓さん講演「大規模ソフトウェア開発を支えるGoogleのテクノロジー」 - ninjinkunの日記
RietveldMIT’s Introduction to Algorithms, Lecture 15: Dynamic Programming - good coders code, great reuse
This is the tenth post in an article series about MIT's lecture course Introduction to Algorithms. In this post I ...YouTube - Lecture 1: Higher Computing - Richard Buckland UNSW 2008
Richard BucklandCOS 493, Spring 2002: Schedule and Readings
Algorithms for Massive Data SetsA Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man 'Academy' on YouTube - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The most popular educator on YouTube does not have a Ph.D. He has never taught at a college or university. And he delivers all of his lectures from a bedroom closet. This upstart is Salman Khan, a 33-year-old who quit his job as a financial analyst to spend more time making homemade lecture videos in his home studio. His unusual teaching materials started as a way to tutor his faraway cousins, but his lectures have grown into an online phenomenon—and a kind of protest against what he sees as a flawed educational system.
"No one I talked to saw Khan Academy as an alternative to traditional colleges (for one thing, it doesn't grant degrees)."
Awesome article on Salman Khan of Khan Academy大人になった今だからこそ楽しめる東大Podcast5講義。100講義聴講したToshismが超厳選。