New Web Project Immortalizes the Overlooked Women Who Helped Create Rock and Roll in the 1950s

“For sixty years, conventional wisdom has told us that women generally did not perform rock and roll during the 1950s,” writes Leah Branstetter, Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. Like so many cultural forms into which we are initiated, through education, personal interest, and general osmosis, this popular form of Western music—now […]

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The Creative Life of Jim Henson Explored in a Six-Part Documentary Series

What is a Muppet? Homer Simpson once offered this explanation: “It’s not quite a mop and it’s not quite a puppet, but man…” — before cracking up with amusement. “So to answer your question, I don’t know.” That episode of The Simpsons aired in the mid-1990s, a somewhat fallow period for Jim Henson’s puppet-like (though less so […]

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When John Waters Appeared on The Simpsons and Changed America’s LGBTQ Views (1997)

On the week where Alabama Public Television banned an episode of the kids’ cartoon Arnold for showing a gay wedding (just after banning abortion the week before), let’s go back to a time when the entire country needed a little bit of an education on homosexuality and used The Simpsons and a guest appearance by […]

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Learning Engineering: A Primer

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This research report by Ellen Wagner, PhD describes learning engineering, an emerging discipline that requires engineering and learning science expertise.

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Be More Productive: Take Small Steps, Have Big Goals

Want to be more productive? Researchers tell us it’s the small stuff that leads to big changes over time. Learn how to develop a productivity regimen using time-tested strategies for making incremental but powerful changes: goal setting, habit formation, and honest self-assessment. This course brings together lessons from influencers like NBA champion Shane Battier and productivity expert Gretchen Rubin, who offer proven strategies for foundational behavioral change. Unlock your productivity with these tips and tricks for taking the small steps that lead to big transformations.

This course includes videos from:
Shane Battier, retired NBA player and ESPN commentator
Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University
Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times
Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author
Carson Tate, author and productivity consultant

Note: This course was produced by Big Think. We are pleased to host this content in our library.

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The Key to Good Communication: Your Audience

Communication is a complex art. Listening, making oneself understood, and persuasion are all elements of what it means to communicate effectively. Great communicators must master these skills and apply them strategically, depending on what they’re trying to achieve in a given context. You might use the art of narrative storytelling to get your team excited about a project. In a negotiation, you might deliberately signal a willingness to walk away in order to prompt the other side to action. Or if your goal is to understand the ideas and intentions of a new colleague, you might ask a series of sincere, open-ended questions. This course is designed to prepare you for all of these situations and more, offering tips, strategies, and broad observations from professional communicators in many different roles—from an award-winning actor, to an FBI hostage negotiator, to an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Note: Some videos assume a group of learners is available for team activities and discussions. Please use what’s useful and feel free to adapt the lessons to your particular circumstances.

This course includes videos from:
Alan Alda, Emmy-winning actor, writer, and director
Nancy Duarte, communication expert
Jeffrey Wright, Tony-winning actor from Angels in America
Chris Voss, lead negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Colonel Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut

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Learning Office 365

Get a tour of Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite. David Rivers shows how to access your Office account and get up to speed with the Office 365 core apps, including subscription versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. David explains how to choose the right plan and get Office 365 running on your Mac or PC. He demonstrates how to sign in and set up your profile, store and sync files, and navigate from app to app. You can also learn how to use Teams to connect and collaborate with colleagues, and how to use SharePoint team sites.

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Learning Office 365

Get a tour of Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite. David Rivers shows how to access your Office account and get up to speed with the Office 365 core apps, including subscription versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. David explains how to choose the right plan and get Office 365 running on your Mac or PC. He demonstrates how to sign in and set up your profile, store and sync files, and navigate from app to app. You can also learn how to use Teams to connect and collaborate with colleagues, and how to use SharePoint team sites.

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PRINCE2® Agile Foundation

Anyone who delivers projects in an agile environment can benefit from earning the PRINCE2® Agile Foundation certificate, the entry-level certification in the PRINCE2® methodology. PRINCE2® offers key principles, themes, and processes that can help project managers of all stripes manage their projects more effectively. In this course, instructor Jason Dion digs into the most essential PRINCE2® concepts as he prepares you to take and pass the PRINCE2® Agile Foundation certification exam. Learn about using scrum, kanban, and Lean Startup, as well as how to blend agile concepts with the PRINCE2® framework. Plus, explore how the seven principles, themes, and processes used in a PRINCE2® project management environment can be tailored in an agile environment.

The PRINCE2 Agile® course on this page is offered by Dion Training Solutions, LLC, an ATO of AXELOS Limited. PRINCE2 Agile, PRINCE2 Agile Foundation, and the Swirl logo are registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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PRINCE2® Agile Foundation

Anyone who delivers projects in an agile environment can benefit from earning the PRINCE2® Agile Foundation certificate, the entry-level certification in the PRINCE2® methodology. PRINCE2® offers key principles, themes, and processes that can help project managers of all stripes manage their projects more effectively. In this course, instructor Jason Dion digs into the most essential PRINCE2® concepts as he prepares you to take and pass the PRINCE2® Agile Foundation certification exam. Learn about using scrum, kanban, and Lean Startup, as well as how to blend agile concepts with the PRINCE2® framework. Plus, explore how the seven principles, themes, and processes used in a PRINCE2® project management environment can be tailored in an agile environment.

The PRINCE2 Agile® course on this page is offered by Dion Training Solutions, LLC, an ATO of AXELOS Limited. PRINCE2 Agile, PRINCE2 Agile Foundation, and the Swirl logo are registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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