1. Devlin MOOC: 5. MOOCs are One-on-One


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    It may seem paradoxical, but the best way to teach tens of thousands of students online is to use one-on-one teaching.

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    • Devlin MOOC: 4. Handling Design Issues


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      How did you set about dealing with the many new issues that must surely arise in taking a classroom course into MOOC format?

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      • Devlin MOOC: 3. Course Structure & Student Body


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        How is your MOOC structured? What are the main components? And what do you know about your students? What are they looking for?

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        • Devlin MOOC: 2. How Do You Assess Progress


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          In a MOOC, how does the instructor know if all/some/any students are making progress?

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          • Devlin MOOC: 1. What is the course about?


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            What is the main focus of the Stanford MOOC "Introduction to Mathematical Thinking" on Coursera?

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            • The Darkest Secret: Our World Today


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              Made at idTech held at Stanford University in 2012, this is a documentary short about the American poverty.

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              • IEE/CEEM 2012-2013 Seminar: Stanford Professor Jen Dionne


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                Jen Dionne Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University Progress and Challenges in Plasmon-enhanced Photocatalysis and Photovoltaics March 6, 2013 | 4:00pm | ESB 1001 Abstract Metallic nanoparticles support strong, localized oscillations of conduction electrons – surface plasmons – that have recently enabled significant improvements in photovoltaic and photocatalytic cell efficiencies. While considerable research has investigated the potential for somewhat larger plasmonic particles (>20 nm) to enhance solar energy conversion, most catalytic reactions rely on the high catalytic activity of very small metallic particles. In this presentation, we explore the plasmonic and catalytic properties of such small metallic nanoparticles, with the aim of using plasmons to both monitor and enhance catalytic reactions. We first investigate the plasmon resonances of individual nanoparticles as their sizes are reduced from 20 nm down to less than 2 nm. We find that plasmon resonances are influenced by quantum confinement effects for particles smaller than 5 nm. Then, we study the photocatalytic activity of individual metal nanoparticles coated with titania. Shifts of the plasmon resonance probe addition or removal of electrons during a redox reaction, providing insight into charge-separation mechanisms. Finally, we explore the potential to achieve broadband solar absorption in photocatalytic and photovoltaic systems using upconversion. Calculations indicate that upconverting materials can significantly improve cell efficiencies, and we develop the experimental techniques to realize high-efficiency upconversion by tailoring the optical density of states via plasmonics and the electronic density of states via pressure measurements. Our single-particle measurements unravel the interplay of particle structure and function, and provide a platform for enhancing future photocatalytic and photovoltaic systems.

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                • CalArts N2N Digital Classroom


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                  The N2N, digital platform was developed by Ajay Kapur at CalArts and Ge Wang, Assistant Professor at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. The schools will remotely network to bring faculty and students from both institutions together for collaborative education and projects. The N2N classroom is made possible, in part, by Sony. Press Release: http://bit.ly/XM51sr Video by Scott Groller and Misho Antadze Music by Rodrigo Sena

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                  • Epicenter Retreat Video 2012


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                    A mini-doc about The National Center for Engineering Pathways in Innovation (Epicenter)'s first annual retreat at Stanford's Sierra Camp on Lake Tahoe.

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                    • Wildlife, Wired: How Technology is Changing Wildlife Reporting


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                      Full video of Knight-Risser Prize Symposium, Feb. 20, 2013 at Stanford University: Pilotless aircraft, camera traps, and satellite trackers are making it easier than ever to capture breathtaking images of wild species and detailed insights into their movements. Can technology bring readers closer to the natural world, while causing less disturbance? As western communities and economic development push further into wild spaces, can journalists better illustrate the impact of human activity? And what happens when residents learn more about who passes through their backyard, from pests to predators like bears, wolves, and mountain lions?

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