The goal of this site is simple and timely: "to encourage faculty, students, staff and others interested in quality resources for teaching and studying engineering to learn, connect and do." Visitors will find the resources divided into two primary areas: Community Resources and Interactive Services. First-timer users should visit Course Preparation to learn about innovative methods of teaching engineering courtesy of institutions such as the University of Missouri and the National Institute of Science Education. The Engineering Diversity area has a mix of resources designed to encourage the participation of under-represented minorities in various engineering fields. Visitors can also use the "Advanced Search" to look for specific resources for use in the classroom.
The Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a group of five museums in Britain with collections documenting conflicts from the First World War to the present. IWM has made a contribution of 78 works of art by 53 artists to the Google Art Project: a collaboration between Google and 151 partners located in 40 countries to make digital versions of art visible to more people. Most of the works contributed by IWM date from World War I, including John Singer Sargent's 1919 painting Gassed, or from World War II, such as 1944 by Richard Ernst Eurich. Works in the IWM gallery at Google Art can be viewed on a timeline or on a map.
For academics all over the world, Academia.edu is a place "to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow." Currently, over one million academics have signed up, and there are over 1.2 million papers available online here. It is completely free to sign up, and registered members can share their own professional work, follow other academics, and also look up analytical statistics on various works in the database. This site is compatible with all operating systems.
Leeds is a city in England that began as a market town in the Middle Ages, and now has an extensive and well-designed website that offers visitors more than a dozen guided virtual tours, a link to over 5,000 playbills from 1781 to the 1990s, and a large photographic archive of the city. The guided virtual tours available include "Life in Leeds During the Second World War", which has photos of bomb shelters, buildings damaged by bombs, and VE and VJ day celebrations.
Visitors to the site will immediately notice the "Watch, Interact, Explore" section, which allows interested parties to access short video clips and interactive features culled from NOVA program webpages. The materials are all tied to state educational standards. The "Technology" area has some great features, including "Inside a Solar Cell" and a bit titled "Killer Microbe", where visitors learn how biotechnology is used to analyze the evolution of a harmless bacterium into a highly drug-resistant one.
This website from the BBC and the British Museum takes another important step into moving the museum experience online. People usually go to
museums to see historic objects, and that's exactly what A History of the World makes possible, via the web. For example, one week's theme was status symbols, and the object of the day was the David Vases, two Chinese
blue-and-white porcelain vessels, named after their most famous owner, Sir Percival David (1892-1964). Visitors can listen to a short program on
the vases, episode 64 or read the transcript; view the vases on a timeline
of history; and view a set of images of the vases from all angles. Because
the site is operating in the era of online communities, not only is it
possible to view 100 objects from the British Museum, but anyone who signs up for
the site can also contribute objects as well - see Dolly's wardrobe, a set
of paper dolls with costumes, or the typewriter that belonged to author
Dr. Mark Francek of Central Michigan University has created this helpful
website for science educators and students interested in the fields of earth
science and geography. This clearinghouse of useful educational resources is
organized alphabetically around the sequence of topics that one might
encounter in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Some
of these topics include "Atmospheric Moisture", "Glaciers", "Water
Pollution", and "Population". Each topical area includes links to high-quality online resources, complete with a short description authored by
form type is text The University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing is a national leader in education, outreach and research in complementary, alternative and culturally based healing practices whose mission to transform healthcare is accomplished through cutting-edge educational offerings, rigorous scientific research and health improving outreach programs. Our work is inspired with the knowledge that health and well-being are enhanced when the best of complementary and conventional care are integrated.
The University of Minnesota has launched a Web site designed solely to attract national radio, TV, print, and Internet media outlets to campus research news, university experts, and news columns. The site was produced by the universitys news service, part of the university relations operation
Distance learning administrators are always looking for ways to balance increasing demands on instructor time, rising expectations from students and faculty for support services, mounting competition, and escalating costs with quality instruction and interaction
They're the Net generation — kids with wires running through their veins, kids who grew up on video games and the Web. They're on your campus now, and the contention is that they are different from previous generations of students.
THE PRESIDENTS of 70 colleges and universities (including UMM) have signed an agreement to cut their institutions carbon emissions to zero over time. Organizers who developed the pact, called the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, hope to have 200 signers by June.