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Thursday, 11 October 2007
Games, Social Networking, and E-Learning: Doof

People play video games. It is impossible to fight it, so why try? People seem to derive as much enjoyment from “serious” games and simulations as the entertaining ones, when the conditions are right and the games are multiplayer, multilevel, entertaining, and emotionally engaging.

For full story, please see 

Posted by elearningqueen at 11:21 PM EDT
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Sunday, 6 May 2007
The Right Way to Use Encyclopedias When Writing Term Papers

When and how should you use reference books, encyclopedias, and wikis as you write a research paper or essay for school (high school or college) is discussed in this video. Dr. Susan Smith Nash is your guide.


Posted by elearningqueen at 6:12 PM EDT
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Saturday, 10 February 2007
Your $100 textbook --
Topic: education

hundred-dollar-textbook Listen to an audioblog discussion of the high costs of textbooks.


Posted by elearningqueen at 2:40 PM EST
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Thursday, 8 February 2007
OSHA top four construction risks // (in spanish)

Here is an audio file that you can listen to -- una grabacion sobre los 4 riesgos mas graves en la construccion:  escuche ahora.

Here is a Spanish-language audio.

Posted by elearningqueen at 8:56 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 6 May 2007 6:22 PM EDT
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
Module 3: Organizational Dynamics of Terror Groups
For sample of lessons, please scroll down & visit modules 2 and 1.

Overview of Module 3.

link to audio file for the J.R. White text, chapter 3

During this module, students are expected to

* gain an understanding of the basic structure of terror organizations;

* consider the challenges terror organizations face given their structures

* examine "leaderless" terror activities.


By the end of this module, students should be able to:

* describe the differences between terrorism "cells" and "columns"

* identify the 4-level structure of terrorist groups and explain how they function.

The full version of this course can be found on CD-ROM. Please listen to the audio file, which is much more informative than this snippet :)

For more information about the CJ Homeland Security certificate and this course, please contact Jack Greene at

Posted by elearningqueen at 7:47 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2006 8:09 AM EDT
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Thursday, 11 May 2006
Excelsior College - CJ - International Terrorism, Module 2
Link to downloadable mp3 file / podcast.

audio file - this has voice, with background music.

link to audio file to accompany the text by J.R. White, chapter 2

In this module, you will

* demonstrate an understanding of how terror groups justify their actions to themselves;

* learn distinctions between mere criminals and terrorists.

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to

* describe how the "doctrine of necessity" relates to terrorism;

* list and describe three types of terrorism.

Please be sure to read your guide, and the text. The podcast contains more information than is contained on this overview page, so please be sure to listen to the entire audio recording. The graphic below is of Gerry Adams with an Irish group accused of justifying terrorism. It appeared with a list of individuals who were purported to have supported the Irish Republican Army. The website URL is

This course is offered by Excelsior College as a part of the certificate in Homeland Security. The credits earned there may apply toward a degree in Criminal Justice. For more information, please contact Jack Greene, Director. His email address is:

Posted by elearningqueen at 11:46 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 21 May 2006 10:55 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 10 May 2006
Excelsior College - CJ - International Terrorism, Module 1
Topic: CJ - Homeland Security

audio with music in background

audio to accompany text by J. R. White, chapter 1

In this module, you will

* consider the definitions of terrorism,

* consider the variety of tactics terror groups use, and

* come to understand how force multipliers contribute to terror group "success."

By the end of this module, you will be able to

* define terrorism according to some of the leading experts in the country;

* explain the four common force multipliers as they relate to terrorism;

* list and describe the six specific tactics commonly employed by terrorists.

Please listen to the podcast for the full text. Read your notes and text (Terrorism: An Introduction, Chapter 1).

For information about this course and others in Excelsior College's Criminal Justice program, and its Homeland Security certificate, please contact Jack Greene at .

Mention where you saw this and we will enter your name for a special gift.

Posted by elearningqueen at 9:39 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 21 May 2006 11:04 PM EDT
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