November 11, 2005

Access - Part II

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MIT OpenCourseWare

'Welcome to MIT's OpenCourseWare - OCW, a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.'
Web Link - Welcome to MIT OCW


Is a publication of MIT course materials
Does not require any registration
Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
Does not provide access to MIT faculty

"MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and MIT.

"MIT OCW's goals are to:

"Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the "opencourseware" concept. MIT OCW would not be possible without the support and generosity of the MIT faculty who choose to share their research, pedagogy, and knowledge to benefit others. We expect MIT OCW to reach a steady - though never static - state by 2007. Between now and then, we will publish the materials from virtually all of MIT's undergraduate and graduate courses."

Web Link - About MIT OCW
Web Link - Evaluation of MIT OCW
Web Link - Welcome to the OCW Newsletter Subscription Site



ITU - International Tellecommunication Union
"The ITU, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland is an international organization within the United Nations System where governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services"

"ITU is proud to be the lead agency organizing WSIS on behalf of the UN system. This is a Summit with a difference, a Summit that is inclusive and which reflects the changes in the modern world as well as the pervasive and fundamental nature of the revolution brought about by the Information Society. WSIS is a Summit of Solutions, offering the means to realize many of the worldıs aspirations, including the Millennium Development Goals."
Web Link - UTI - home page

"All the official events of the Summit will be webcast, most of them in 6 languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). These events include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the General Debate, two Roundtables, and a High Level Panel. Press Conferences and programmes from WSIS TV will also be webcast."
Web Link - Webcast of the Summit in Tunis
Web Link - WSIS Photo Library

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Northern New Mexico

October 2005

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Twyla Tharp

Give Yourself a Second Chance

"No matter who you are, at some point you will present your work to the world - and the world will find it wanting. Patrons shrug. Critics hiss. Audiances stay away in droves. Even loyal friends avert their eyes.

"Incredibly, there is good news here. Sometimes you will fail, but the world will give you a second chance to get it right.

"This happens every day in the film business. A film director gets to shoot a scene over and over again until he is satisfied. If he's still not satisfied the next day, he can rewrite the scene and shoot it again. If an actor isn't working out, the director hires someone else. Later on he gets a few more chances in postproduction. He can cover up his sins by editing and re-editing. He can alter the entire mood of a film by replacing the music score. He gets yet another when the finished cut is shown to preview audiances. With so much money on the line, film people like to test the market - and sometimes the director will accept the audiances' comments and make more changes. In many ways the director's job in how he uses all his second chances.

The Creative Habit
by Twyla Tharp

Web Link - Twyla Tharp's web site
Web Link - see the book at ""

George Beggs 11/2005 - Feedback is welcome

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