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MOOC | Jeffrey Sachs - The Age of Sustainable Development | Lecture 1, Chapter 1

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Jeffrey Sachs's new, free course, "The Age of Sustainable Development," gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. The fundamental question is how the world economy can continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. The course describes the complex interactions between the world economy and the Earth's physical environment. Ecological processes and constraints (climate, disease ecology, physical resources such as soils and energy sources, topography and transport conditions) significantly shape the patterns of economic development, demography, and wealth and poverty. At the same time, human activities (farming, land use, urbanization, demographic change, and energy use) change the physical environments, increasingly in dangerous ways. The course offers a broad overview of the key challenges and potential solutions to achieve sustainable development in the 21st century.

For more information on the course, visit: https://www.coursera.org/co...

For more information on Jeffrey Sachs and Columbia University's Earth Institute, visit:
http://earth.columbia.edu/

To follow the class and Jeffrey Sachs, please follow @jeffdsachs, hashtag #susdev Show less
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MOOC | The Age of Sustainable Development - with Jeffrey D. Sachs Play

Jeffrey Sachs's new, free course, "The Age of Sustainable Development," gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

For more information on the course, please visit: https://www.coursera.org/course/susdev

For more information on Jeffrey Sachs and Columbia University's Earth Institute, please visit:
http://earth.columbia.edu/

To follow the class and Jeffrey Sachs, please follow @jeffdsachs, hashtag #susdev

MOOC | Virology 1: How Viruses Work - with Vincent Racaniello Play

MOOC | Virology 1: How Viruses Work - with Vincent Racaniello

Virology 1 examines the common reactions that all viruses must complete for successful reproduction within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population. Vincent Racaniello, Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease - all with examples drawn from representative animal and human viruses. Selected bacterial viruses are discussed as well.

The recommended textbook is Principles of Virology. Vol I: Molecular Biology, Vol. II: Pathogenesis and Control (S. J. Flint et al., ASM Press [3rd ed.], 2009). As the lectures are self-contained, you do not need to buy this book to do well in this course, but if you are very interested in virology it is a great resource.

To learn more about this online course, please visit: https://class.coursera.org/virology-001

To learn more about Professor Racaniello, please visit: http://www.microbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/racaniello.html

To follow Professor Racaniello on Twitter, please visit: https://twitter.com/profvrr

PRIZES | Edward M. Kennedy Prize | Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY Play

Playwright Robert Schenkkan discusses his work ALL THE WAY, a 2013 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

For more information, visit http://kennedyprize.columbia.edu/

MOOC | Big Data in Education - with Ryan Baker Play

MOOC | Big Data in Education - with Ryan Baker

Ryan Baker's new, free course, "Big Data in Education," explores how emerging research communities in educational data mining and learning analytics are developing methods for mining and modeling the increasing amounts of fine-grained data that is becoming available about learners.

Professor Baker, Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies at Columbia University Teachers College, teaches students about these methods and explores their strengths and weaknesses for different applications -- especially how to use each method to answer education research questions and to drive intervention and improvement in educational software and systems. Methods will be covered both at a theoretical level, and in terms of how to apply and execute them using standard software tools. Issues of validity and generalizability will also be covered, towards learning to establish how trustworthy and applicable the results of an analysis are.

Basic knowledge of statistics, data mining, mathematical modeling, or algorithms is recommended. Experience with programming is not required.

To learn more about this course, please visit: https://www.coursera.org/course/bigdata-edu

Ryan Baker is Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies at Teachers College, founding President of the International Educational Data Mining Society, Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining and Affiliate Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Previously, he served as the first Technical Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center DataShop, the largest public repository for the interaction between learners and education software. His research combines educational data mining, learning analytics and quantitative field observation methods in order to better understand how students respond to educational software, and how these responses impact their learning.

For more about Ryan Baker, please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/~rsb2162/ and follow the Educational Data Mining Lab at: https://twitter.com/BakerEDMLab

EVENT | New Media in Education 2013: Bits to Breakthroughs Play

The New Media in Education Conference (NME) is a one-day biennial event sponsored by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) that brings together the Columbia community and colleagues in higher education technology for dialogue around technology in education and academic life.

Subtitled "Bits to Breakthroughs," NME 2013 focused on how new media can enhance educational initiatives for meaningful local and global impact. Speakers from Columbia and beyond addressed critical issues affecting education and technology today, such as online learning, digital publishing, and social media.

NME 2013 is the sixth biennial conference hosted by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. Since CCNMTL's first NME conference in 2001, these free events have brought together the Columbia community to explore how digital tools and emerging technologies can enhance teaching and learning. Past conferences have focused on new media in the classroom, global education, and CCNMTL's strategic initiatives.

For additional information on the New Media in Education conferences, please visit: http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/nme2013/

EVENT | Frank A. Moretti: A Classicist as Educational Innovator - 2013 Symposium Play

A symposium honoring the work and life of Frank A. Moretti, late executive director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and Professor of Communications at Teachers College, Columbia University, held November 18, 2013, at Columbia University. The symposium explores Dr. Moretti's career as a leading theorist and practitioner in the use of digital technology for education, focusing on his work at The Dalton School and at Columbia.

Through Dr. Moretti's 40-year career in school-based leadership, he became recognized as one of America's leading theorists and practitioners in the use of digital technology in education. He was the Executive Director of the internationally-known Dalton Technology Plan and founded the software company Learn Technologies Interactive. He contributed extensively to national and international conferences on technology and education. He authored numerous papers and articles on innovation in education and on the role of technology and multimedia in education.

Dr. Moretti was Professor of Communications at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he began teaching in 1981. From 1988 to 1992 he was Co-Director of the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College. In 1999, he co-founded the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. He served as the Center's executive director until his passing in 2013. Dr. Moretti also served as President of the Black Rock Forest Consortium, an alliance of colleges and universities, public and independent schools, and leading scientific and cultural institutions that promotes scientific research, education, and conservation in the Black Rock Forest north of New York City.
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