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9.013J Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology: The Brain and Cognitive Sciences III (MIT) 9.013J Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology: The Brain and Cognitive Sciences III (MIT)

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Subject covers all major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell type determination, axon guidance and targeting, neuronal cell biology, synapse formation and plasticity. Includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. Focus on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience. Subject covers all major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell type determination, axon guidance and targeting, neuronal cell biology, synapse formation and plasticity. Includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. Focus on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience.

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cellular | cellular | molecular neurobiology | molecular neurobiology | cells | cells | membranes | membranes | receptors | receptors | synaptic transmission | synaptic transmission | axon guidance | axon guidance | targeting | targeting | neuronal cell biology | neuronal cell biology | synapse formation | synapse formation | plasticity | plasticity | 9.013 | 9.013 | 7.68 | 7.68

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11.471 Political Economy of Development Projects: Targeting the Poor (MIT) 11.471 Political Economy of Development Projects: Targeting the Poor (MIT)

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This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to reduce poverty and unemployment in developing countries, mainly through directly income-generating activities and employment. Topics covered are:the nature of poverty and targeting,the political-economy and politics of poverty-reducing initiatives,implementation experiences,employment and local economic development, particularly as related to small and medium enterprises and the informal sector,cooperatives and other forms of collective action for income generation, anddecentralization, civil society, and non-government organizations. This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to reduce poverty and unemployment in developing countries, mainly through directly income-generating activities and employment. Topics covered are:the nature of poverty and targeting,the political-economy and politics of poverty-reducing initiatives,implementation experiences,employment and local economic development, particularly as related to small and medium enterprises and the informal sector,cooperatives and other forms of collective action for income generation, anddecentralization, civil society, and non-government organizations.

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public-sector policies | public-sector policies | programs | programs | enhancing the economic activities of poorer groups | enhancing the economic activities of poorer groups | micro-regions | developing countries | micro-regions | developing countries | local economic development | local economic development | small enterprises | small enterprises | collective action | collective action | labor and worker associations | labor and worker associations | nongovernment organizations | nongovernment organizations | literature on poverty | economic development | literature on poverty | economic development | reform of government | reform of government | equitable outcomes | equitable outcomes | public-sector programs | public-sector programs | public-sector projects | public-sector projects | developing countries | developing countries | labor associations | labor associations | worker associations | worker associations | poverty | poverty | economic development | economic development | political reform | political reform | employment | employment | political-economy | political-economy | cooperatives | cooperatives | decentralization | decentralization | civil society | civil society

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9.013J Cell and Molecular Neurobiology (MIT) 9.013J Cell and Molecular Neurobiology (MIT)

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This course explores the major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology, including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell-type determination, axon guidance, neuronal cell biology, neurotrophin signaling and cell survival, synapse formation and neural plasticity. Material includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. It focuses on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience. This course explores the major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology, including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell-type determination, axon guidance, neuronal cell biology, neurotrophin signaling and cell survival, synapse formation and neural plasticity. Material includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. It focuses on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience.

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cellular | cellular | molecular neurobiology | molecular neurobiology | cells | cells | membranes | membranes | ion channels | ion channels | receptors | receptors | synaptic transmission | synaptic transmission | axon guidance | axon guidance | targeting | targeting | neuronal cell biology | neuronal cell biology | synapse formation | synapse formation | plasticity | plasticity

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20.462J Molecular Principles of Biomaterials (MIT) 20.462J Molecular Principles of Biomaterials (MIT)

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This course covers the analysis and design at a molecular scale of materials used in contact with biological systems, including biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Topics include molecular interactions between bio- and synthetic molecules and surfaces; design, synthesis, and processing approaches for materials that control cell functions; and application of state-of-the-art materials science to problems in tissue engineering, drug delivery, vaccines, and cell-guiding surfaces. This course covers the analysis and design at a molecular scale of materials used in contact with biological systems, including biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Topics include molecular interactions between bio- and synthetic molecules and surfaces; design, synthesis, and processing approaches for materials that control cell functions; and application of state-of-the-art materials science to problems in tissue engineering, drug delivery, vaccines, and cell-guiding surfaces.

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biomaterials | biomaterials | biomaterial engineering | biomaterial engineering | biotechnology | biotechnology | cell-guiding surface | cell-guiding surface | molecular biomaterials | molecular biomaterials | drug release | drug release | polymers | polymers | pulsatile release | pulsatile release | polymerization | polymerization | polyer erosion | polyer erosion | tissue engineering | tissue engineering | hydrogels | hydrogels | adhesion | adhesion | migration | migration | drug diffusion | drug diffusion | molecular switches | molecular switches | molecular motors | molecular motors | nanoparticles | nanoparticles | microparticles | microparticles | vaccines | vaccines | drug targeting | drug targeting | micro carriers | micro carriers | nano carriers | nano carriers | intracellular drug delivery | intracellular drug delivery | 20.462 | 20.462 | 3.962 | 3.962

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21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT) 21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)

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"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa "Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa

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Writing | Writing | culture | culture | digital | digital | computer | computer | technology | technology | daily lives | daily lives | communicate | communicate | business | business | information | information | entertain | entertain | media | media | values | values | ethical | ethical | aesthetic | aesthetic | images | images | texts | texts | sounds | sounds | people | people | property | property | history | history | identity | identity | movies | movies | games | games | music | music | digital channels | digital channels | content outline | content outline | digital content | digital content | channels | channels | digital media options | digital media options | digital influence | digital influence | digital marketers | digital marketers | digital destinations | digital destinations | behavioral targeting | behavioral targeting | digital marketing | digital marketing | digital platform | digital platform | digital games | digital games | mobile marketing | mobile marketing | smart agents | smart agents | generating awareness. | generating awareness.

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Lecture 23: Creating Sequels Lecture 23: Creating Sequels

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Description: Sequels can improve on the original: fixing problems, adding new features, targeting an established fanbase, etc. This connection can also constrain the sequel concept and discourage new users. Sara Verrilli describes her experiences with the Thief games. Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Sara Verrilli (Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab)Keywords: sequel, intellectual property, franchise, fandom, reboot, target audience, market research, expansion pack, user feedbackTranscript: PDFSubtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA) Description: Sequels can improve on the original: fixing problems, adding new features, targeting an established fanbase, etc. This connection can also constrain the sequel concept and discourage new users. Sara Verrilli describes her experiences with the Thief games. Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Sara Verrilli (Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab)Keywords: sequel, intellectual property, franchise, fandom, reboot, target audience, market research, expansion pack, user feedbackTranscript: PDFSubtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA)

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sequel | sequel | intellectual property | intellectual property | franchise | franchise | fandom | fandom | reboot | reboot | target audience | target audience | market research | market research | expansion pack | expansion pack | user feedback | user feedback

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Reaching the Right Customers - Learning Package

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This is a packaged learning activity about understanding, segmenting and targeting customers

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customers | targeting | segmentation | entrepreneurship | small business | employability | e-evolve | positioning | marketing | ukoer | evolution | administrative studies | N000

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Reaching the Right Customers - Raw Materials

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The raw materials for a learning activity about understanding, segmenting and targeting customers

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marketing | segmentation | positioning | e-evolve | targeting | employability | ukoer | uclan | administrative studies | N000

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17.482 U.S. Military Power (MIT) 17.482 U.S. Military Power (MIT)

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The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the missions, capabilities, and costs of the largely non-nuclear forces that make up the bulk of the U.S. military establishment. The course will also introduce the student to basic techniques for the assessment of relative military capabilities between adversaries in given theaters of military action. Central to the course will be an examination of historical cases of military action that shed light on current defence issues. Many of these cases are recent. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the missions, capabilities, and costs of the largely non-nuclear forces that make up the bulk of the U.S. military establishment. The course will also introduce the student to basic techniques for the assessment of relative military capabilities between adversaries in given theaters of military action. Central to the course will be an examination of historical cases of military action that shed light on current defence issues. Many of these cases are recent.

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united states | united states | us military | us military | military | military | non-nuclear | non-nuclear | adversaries | adversaries | military action | military action | defense | defense | strategy | strategy | campaign analysis | campaign analysis | airpower | airpower | battle of the bulge | battle of the bulge | intelligence | intelligence | military operations | military operations | naval power | naval power | power projection | power projection | guadalcanal | guadalcanal | desert storm | desert storm | operation iraqi freedom | operation iraqi freedom | afghanistan | iraq | afghanistan | iraq | counter-insurgency | counter-insurgency | humanitarian military intervention | humanitarian military intervention | kosovo | nuclear age | kosovo | nuclear age | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | american defense planning | american defense planning | ground campaign | ground campaign | air campaign | air campaign | missile targeting | missile targeting | logistics-centric | logistics-centric | limited war | limited war | surface warfare | surface warfare | anti-submarine warfare | anti-submarine warfare | israel/lebanon war | israel/lebanon war | operation allied force | operation allied force | libya | libya

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9.013J Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology: The Brain and Cognitive Sciences III (MIT)

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Subject covers all major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell type determination, axon guidance and targeting, neuronal cell biology, synapse formation and plasticity. Includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. Focus on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience.

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cellular | molecular neurobiology | cells | membranes | receptors | synaptic transmission | axon guidance | targeting | neuronal cell biology | synapse formation | plasticity | 9.013 | 7.68

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Lecture 23: Creating Sequels

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Description: Sequels can improve on the original: fixing problems, adding new features, targeting an established fanbase, etc. This connection can also constrain the sequel concept and discourage new users. Sara Verrilli describes her experiences with the Thief games. Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Sara Verrilli (Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab)Keywords: sequel, intellectual property, franchise, fandom, reboot, target audience, market research, expansion pack, user feedbackTranscript: PDF (English - US)Subtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA)

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sequel | intellectual property | franchise | fandom | reboot | target audience | market research | expansion pack | user feedback

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21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)

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"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa

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Writing | culture | digital | computer | technology | daily lives | communicate | business | information | entertain | media | values | ethical | aesthetic | images | texts | sounds | people | property | history | identity | movies | games | music | digital channels | content outline | digital content | channels | digital media options | digital influence | digital marketers | digital destinations | behavioral targeting | digital marketing | digital platform | digital games | mobile marketing | smart agents | generating awareness.

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Karolis Bauza joined Oxford in 2009 after completing an undergraduate degree in Pre-Medicine at Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina. He works on Malaria pre-erythrocytic stage vaccines: targeting antigen combinations. Every year, about 65 DPhil students start a life changing experience in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford. The Department offers a highly competitive studentship for our DPhil programme to outstanding candidates of any nationality. The candidates are judged on the basis of their academic and research potential. The NDM Prize Studentship is a four year course which includes full payment of all fees and an annual stipend. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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studentship | ndm | DPhil | student | studentship | ndm | DPhil | student

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Karolis Bauza joined Oxford in 2009 after completing an undergraduate degree in Pre-Medicine at Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina. He works on Malaria pre-erythrocytic stage vaccines: targeting antigen combinations. Every year, about 65 DPhil students start a life changing experience in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford. The Department offers a highly competitive studentship for our DPhil programme to outstanding candidates of any nationality. The candidates are judged on the basis of their academic and research potential. The NDM Prize Studentship is a four year course which includes full payment of all fees and an annual stipend. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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studentship | ndm | DPhil | student | studentship | ndm | DPhil | student

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Understanding What Customers Want - Raw Materials

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These are the raw materials for a learning activity about understanding, segmenting and targeting customers

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marketing | employability | e-evolve | customer | communication | ukoer | uclan | administrative studies | N000

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Segmenting and Targeting - Mini Lecture

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A mini-lecture which outlines the main benefits of segmenting markets, then looks at some of the ways in which markets can be segmented, and finally how to assess the viability of segments.

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segmentation | targeting | marketing | customers | consumers | employability | ukoer | administrative studies | N000

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Principles of Marketing

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In this course, the student will learn about the entire marketing process and examine the range of marketing decisions that an organization must make in order to sell its products and services. The student will also learn how to think like a marketer, discovering that the focus of marketing has always been on the customer. The student will begin to intuitively ask: what does the customer need? What does the customer want? Who is this customer? The student will also explore the various ways in which marketing departments and independent agencies answer these questions—whether through research, analysis, or even trial-and-error. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Business Administration 203).

Subjects

marketing | advertising | sales | promotion | positioning | company | collaborators | strategy | targeting | business | consumer | research | administrative studies | N000

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Advertising and Promotion

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The purpose of this course is to lead students in an exploration of fundamental advertising principles and the role advertising plays in the promotional mix. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Business Administration 306)

Subjects

advertising | promotion | business | society | communication | market research | segmenting | targeting | positioning | budget | strategy | media planning | execution | evaluation | administrative studies | N000

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DL3134 Retail Environment

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This unit is designed to give you an understanding of the development of the retail industry in the UK and how it operates within a dynamic environment. Section 1 examines the value of retailing to the UK economy and how it has developed over the last 40 years. Theories of retail change are identified, the development of IT in retailing and the dominance of the retail sector by multiple retailers are analysed. Section 2 is concerned with the different types of retail organisations that exist and how they use the elements of the retail marketing mix to gain an advantage over their competitors. The relevance and importance of market segmentation, targeting and positioning is studied to provide an insight into how retailers focus upon key groups of customers. Section 3 focuses upon all of the

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DL31 34 | retail power | retail marketing mix | Segmentation | Targeting and Positioning | Competition | SCQF Level 7

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Licensed to colleges in Scotland only Licensed to colleges in Scotland only Except where expressly indicated otherwise on the face of these materials (i) copyright in these materials is owned by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), and (ii) none of these materials may be Used without the express, prior, written consent of the Colleges Open Learning Exchange Group (COLEG) and SQA, except if and to the extent that such Use is permitted under COLEG's conditions of Contribution and Use of Learning Materials through COLEG’s Repository, for the purposes of which these materials are COLEG Materials. Except where expressly indicated otherwise on the face of these materials (i) copyright in these materials is owned by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), and (ii) none of these materials may be Used without the express, prior, written consent of the Colleges Open Learning Exchange Group (COLEG) and SQA, except if and to the extent that such Use is permitted under COLEG's conditions of Contribution and Use of Learning Materials through COLEG’s Repository, for the purposes of which these materials are COLEG Materials. http://content.resourceshare.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10949/17761/LicenceSQAMaterialsCOLEG.pdf?sequence=1 http://content.resourceshare.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10949/17761/LicenceSQAMaterialsCOLEG.pdf?sequence=1 SQA SQA

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Doctoral Journeys: Radu

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The researcher talking to us in this episode is engineering postdoc Radu. Having continued to work in academic research after completing his PhD, Radu draws on his experience of the doctorate and his subsequent career. As well as discussing how he tackled writing up the thesis and succeeding in the viva, Radu shares his thoughts on interacting with others at conferences, targeting appropriate journals for publications, and promoting one’s online profile. The podcast also focuses on securing research funding and employing effective strategies to gain a position in academia.

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doctorate | PhD | engineering | research | funding | networking | conferences | publications | thesis writing | viva | postdoc | Education | X000

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Video in learning and teaching: supporting early and late adopters at Cumbernauld College

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This case study demonstrates that by targeting training and support differently for early and late adopters, a college can continue to move forward by both increasing video coverage and encouraging innovative pilots.

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2012 | case studies | Cumbernauld College | virtual learning environments (VLE) | Moodle | video tutorials

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11.471 Political Economy of Development Projects: Targeting the Poor (MIT)

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This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to reduce poverty and unemployment in developing countries, mainly through directly income-generating activities and employment. Topics covered are:the nature of poverty and targeting,the political-economy and politics of poverty-reducing initiatives,implementation experiences,employment and local economic development, particularly as related to small and medium enterprises and the informal sector,cooperatives and other forms of collective action for income generation, anddecentralization, civil society, and non-government organizations.

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public-sector policies | programs | enhancing the economic activities of poorer groups | micro-regions | developing countries | local economic development | small enterprises | collective action | labor and worker associations | nongovernment organizations | literature on poverty | economic development | reform of government | equitable outcomes | public-sector programs | public-sector projects | developing countries | labor associations | worker associations | poverty | economic development | political reform | employment | political-economy | cooperatives | decentralization | civil society

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20.462J Molecular Principles of Biomaterials (MIT)

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This course covers the analysis and design at a molecular scale of materials used in contact with biological systems, including biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Topics include molecular interactions between bio- and synthetic molecules and surfaces; design, synthesis, and processing approaches for materials that control cell functions; and application of state-of-the-art materials science to problems in tissue engineering, drug delivery, vaccines, and cell-guiding surfaces.

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biomaterials | biomaterial engineering | biotechnology | cell-guiding surface | molecular biomaterials | drug release | polymers | pulsatile release | polymerization | polyer erosion | tissue engineering | hydrogels | adhesion | migration | drug diffusion | molecular switches | molecular motors | nanoparticles | microparticles | vaccines | drug targeting | micro carriers | nano carriers | intracellular drug delivery | 20.462 | 3.962

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17.482 U.S. Military Power (MIT)

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The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the missions, capabilities, and costs of the largely non-nuclear forces that make up the bulk of the U.S. military establishment. The course will also introduce the student to basic techniques for the assessment of relative military capabilities between adversaries in given theaters of military action. Central to the course will be an examination of historical cases of military action that shed light on current defence issues. Many of these cases are recent.

Subjects

united states | us military | military | non-nuclear | adversaries | military action | defense | strategy | campaign analysis | airpower | battle of the bulge | intelligence | military operations | naval power | power projection | guadalcanal | desert storm | operation iraqi freedom | afghanistan | iraq | counter-insurgency | humanitarian military intervention | kosovo | nuclear age | nuclear proliferation | american defense planning | ground campaign | air campaign | missile targeting | logistics-centric | limited war | surface warfare | anti-submarine warfare | israel/lebanon war | operation allied force | libya

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21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)

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"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa

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Writing | culture | digital | computer | technology | daily lives | communicate | business | information | entertain | media | values | ethical | aesthetic | images | texts | sounds | people | property | history | identity | movies | games | music | digital channels | content outline | digital content | channels | digital media options | digital influence | digital marketers | digital destinations | behavioral targeting | digital marketing | digital platform | digital games | mobile marketing | smart agents | generating awareness.

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