Here are some resources you might find useful. Chris.
Learning With Sound
July 10, 2007, Chronicle of Higher Education
Shea Shackelford, an independent radio producer in Washington , talks about how professors can incorporate audio projects into their courses. He describes a project he worked on in which students took a road trip in the spirit of Jack Kerouac, recording their interactions and observations.
Broadband, Cell Phones, and the Continuing Reality of the Grey Gap
by Susannah Fox, Pew Internet and American Life Project
June 22, 2007, Presentation at the American Library Association
“Older adults are still the least likely group to have basic internet access and broadband access at home. However, information specialists can design outreach plans that are targeted at certain groups dominated by people age 50+. First, the “Inexperienced Experimenters” who have the assets and the attitudes of a high-tech user group, but need more support to fully engage in the information revolution. Second, the “Light but Satisfied” users who have tasted the fruits of technology and found them less than tempting.”
Squeeze Play: How Parents and the Public Look at Higher Education Today
by John Immerwahr and Jean Johnson with Paul Gasbarra, Amber Ott and Jonathan Rochkind
May 31, 2007, Public Agenda Research Reports
A record number of Americans now say a college education is necessary for success in the workplace and the vast majority say costs should not prevent qualified students from attending. But more than half say college prices are rising faster than other expenses and 62 percent say many qualified students do not have the opportunity for a college education. Minority parents are significantly more concerned about college access. The report finds Americans are generally positive toward higher education, but there is evidence that this satisfaction is beginning to erode. Conducted with the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education for the Making Opportunity Affordable initiative, supported by the Lumina Foundation for Education.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, the mission of EnACT is to support students with disabilities within the California State University in attaining their postsecondary educational goals. Recognizing that faculty play a pivotal role in the success of all students including students with disabilities, EnACT is designed to provide faculty within the CSU system the skills, support and training necessary to ensure that students with disabilities are provided a high quality postsecondary education. This site includes online resources on the following topics:
created and maintained by Dr. Noel Vaillant
This site contains twenty detailed tutorials that cover almost every aspect of the field of probability. Some of the topics covered within these tutorials include metric topology and Gaussian measures. These tutorials are complemented by an introductory essay, a set of clear definitions of various terms, and a discussion board. [The Scout Report]
Economics Lesson Plans
The Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
Lesson plans and other activities divided into thematic areas, such as economic decision-making, goods and services, savings, along with 15 other headings. The resources are culled from a variety of sources, including the National Council of Economic Education, community college professors, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. First-time visitors should take a look at the “Money Math: Lessons for Life” section created by the Bureau of Public Debt and “Climbing the Savings Mountain,” created by the National Council on Economic Education. [The Scout Report]