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MERLOT II


    

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Personal/Professional Development

by Sharon Leder
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Materials and activities for my personal and professional development

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Free Online Classes for Nurses and Doctors


Added 06/22/2011
Some of the top universities in the country—including Johns Hopkins University, the University of California at Berkeley and MIT—are offering Open CourseWare, free higher education resources offering students excellent content that can further their career knowledge in medicine and nursing. While the material for these courses is prepared by some of the brightest minds in the nation, they are offered by many universities absolutely free of charge. And just because it's free doesn't mean the content is watered down. Some of the free courses offered include: Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners; Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology; and Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice.
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17.181 / 17.182 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy


Added 06/23/2011
This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance.
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Education for a Digital World


Added 06/23/2011
This is a free, online textbook that can be downloaded in its entirety or in parts. The book "contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development. Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities."
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Human Rights in Brief


Added 06/23/2011
In the last decade the demand for human rights has become a revolutionary force in the world. In this essay, scholar Jack Donnelly traces the development of human rights from their origins as a political theory in 17th-century Europe to their present-day acceptance as an international standard.
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17.504 Ethnic Politics I


Added 06/23/2011
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the major theories on the relationship between ethnicity and politics. The course is divided into three sections. The first covers general theory and discusses the social construction of ethnicity as well as the limits of construction. The second section discusses ethnicity as a dependent variable. This section studies the forces that shape the development of ethnic identities and their motivating power. The third section addresses ethnicity as an independent variable. In other words, it focuses on how ethnicity operates to affect important political and economic outcomes. This course is the first semester of a year-long sequence on ethnic politics. However, each semester is self-contained and students may take the course in either or both semesters. Ethnic Politics I aims for breadth over depth. It covers many works in the “canon” of texts on ethnic politics as well as addressing many major topics (modernization, entrepreneurship, prejudice, ethnic party formation, etc.) in one week sessions. Ethnic Politics II covers some of these topics in greater depth and also requires a major research p
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CAST UDL online modules


Added 06/23/2011
These two online modules introduce the theory, principles and application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to teacher candidates and in-service teachers. They provide higher education faculty with a multimedia, interactive online-learning environment that can be embedded in instructional methods courses. They are designed to be flexible enough to be used as part of an online, hybrid or face-to-face course. It is suggested that you create an interactive community of practice using a blog, wiki or other type of interactive web 2.0 media
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