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This course focuses on the current state of "digital libraries" from a multidisciplinary perspective. Its point of departure is the possibilities and prospects for convergence of professions and cultures around the notion of digital media and content. The course covers the history of the idea of the digital library and the digital archive, especially its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, nonprofit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence the development and growth of digital libraries and archives. A foundation of core archival principles as applied in digital library and archives settings serves as an intellectual construct supporting the exploration of the related concepts of scholarly communication, digital preservation, cyberinfrastructure, representation, and standards/best practices. Students are expected to master a diverse literature, to participate actively in the discussion of issues, and to take steps, collectively and individually, to advance our understanding of future directions of digital libraries and archives. Course Level: Graduate This Work, SI 640 - Digital Libraries and Archives, by Paul Conway is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive care and high morbidity and mortality. The Ghanaian government has recently invested in physical infrastructure for emergency care at major teaching hospitals, but the human resources to provide care are inadequate. To address this need, the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative has proposed an innovative training program focused on medical students, nurses, and residents with the formation of a new faculty for sustainable training. This program will train emergency medicine personnel in injury and acute medical illness management, expose trainees to research methodology, administrative and leadership aspects of emergency medicine. The Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative is a joint project between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, University of Michigan, Ghana Ministry of Health, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Ghana Ambulance Service. This Work, Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative, by Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
The focus of this guided inquiry laboratory is to foster critical thinking that allows students to design, perform, and interpret experiments. In addition, the student acquires technical skills that are required for further advancement in experimental sciences. Although an ability to collect and analyze data in a quantitative manner is developed, the emphasis of the course is to provide a qualitative understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry. This is accomplished by demonstrating that chemical principles are derived from experimental data. The goal is to provide students both with a more accurate picture of the scientific process and with skills that are relevant to solving real life problems. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, Chemistry 125/126 - General Chemistry Laboratory 1, by Nancy Kerner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This sequence provides a comprehensive physiologic and pathologic overview of male and female reproduction, including normal human sexuality, normal human reproduction, abnormalities of sexual function, evaluation and management of infertility, parturition, and fertility control. Breast function and breast disease are also addressed. Level: Second Year Medical Students Unless otherwise noted this Work, Reproduction, by The Regents of the University of Michigan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
The major objective of this sequence is for the students to gain an understanding of the structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems through lectures, laboratory exercises, patient presentation and small group conferences. Level: First Year Medical Students Unless otherwise noted, this Work, Cardiovascular / Respiratory, by Louis D'Alecy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
This course will provide an intensive introduction to the field of information technology and global development, in its historical, policy, and design dimensions. Part One offers a comprehensive overview of key historical and contemporary debates, problems, and issues in international development. Part Two explores crucial information policy issues in developing country contexts, ranging from technology transfer, research and innovation systems, and intellectual property to telecommunications, wireless, and other critical infrastructure development. Part Three explores the growing ICT4D project literature, with special reference to programs and applications in the health, education, finance, governance, agriculture, and rural development sectors. Through readings, discussions, and course assignments, students will gain critical research and professional skills in the analysis and design of information policies, programs, and projects in a range of developing country settings. Through geographically focused project and discussion groups, students will also develop specific regional or country-level knowledge and experience. Course Level: Graduate This Work, SI 657 / 757 - Information Technology and Global Development, by Steven J. Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
Course on dental materials, including gold alloys, composites, amalgams, glass ionomers, ceramics, waxes, etc. for operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics. This Work, Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics (CRSE) Materials, by Stephen Bayne is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
This is an introductory course in research methods and proposal writing. The course is designed to give students experience in hypothesis and specific aims development and an overview of the use of the scientific study design for solving health-related problems. The governing principle of the course is to provide students with an interactive
Ethics and Information Technology focuses on the ethical dilemmas that exist where human beings, information objects, and social computing technologies interact. The course explores emerging ethical models from historical and cross-cultural perspectives and then applies these models to a variety of new and emerging technologies that are inherently social in their construction and use. Initial examples of issues that the course covers in discrete modules include: the integrity of digital content in a networked world; identity and avatars; and interpersonal engagement through online games and virtual environments. Students explore the technological underpinnings of associated technology systems, experiment with individual and group interaction with technologies, and examine the mechanics of ethical and unethical behaviors. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, SI 410 - Ethics and Information Technology, by Paul Conway is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
This course gives students a background in theory and practice surrounding online interaction environments. For the purpose of this course, a community is defined as a group of people who sustain interaction over time. The group may be held together by a common identity, a collective purpose, or merely by the individual utility gained from the interactions. An online interaction environment is an electronic forum, accessed through computers or other electronic devices, in which community members can conduct some or all of their interactions. The term eCommunity is used as shorthand, both for communities that conduct all of their interactions online and for communities that use online interaction to supplement face-to-face interactions. Two main threads weave through the course, based on the two main texts. One thread is concerned with the practical issues of design and use of online tools to support communities, and how choices that must be made in design can impact the function and style of the resulting community. The second thread focuses on the sociological theory that provides a frame to better understand communities in general. These theoretical pieces provide a lens for better understanding the implications of choices made on the more practical level. Course Level: Graduate This Work, SI 529 - eCommunities: Analysis and Design of Online Interaction Environments, by Paul Resnick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Records are the corporate and cultural memory that provide proof of actions and decisions, build a knowledge-base for reflection and learning, and form a perspective on today's society that we will pass on to future generations. As organizations create and maintain more of their records electronically, they are struggling to develop effective policies, systems, and practices to capture, maintain, and preserve electronic records. This course examines the ways in which new information technologies challenge organizations' capacities to define, identify, control, manage, and preserve electronic records. Students learn how different organizational, technological, regulatory, and cultural factors affect the strategies, practices, and tools that organizations can employ to manage electronic records. Problems of long-term preservation and continuing access to electronic records are analyzed and addressed. Addresses electronic records management issues in a wide variety of settings, including archives and manuscript repositories. Course Level: Graduate This Work, SI 655 - Management of Electronic Records, by David A. Wallace, Margaret Hedstrom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
Physical Organic Chemistry covers the principles of chemical bonding, mechanisms of organic chemical reactions and stereochemistry. The important types of organic reactions are also discussed, with an emphasis on basic principles. As a part of this course, U-M students collaboratively created and edited Wikipedia articles. Student contributions can be found within the Sessions tab. Course Level: Graduate This Work, Chemistry 540 - Physical Organic Chemistry, by Anne McNeil is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This course uses an open textbook University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls. The articles in the open textbook (wikibook) are all written by teams of 3-4 senior chemical engineering students, and are peer-reviewed by other members of the class. Using this approach, the faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) teaching the course act as managing editors, selecting broad threads for the text and suggesting references. In contrast to other courses, the students take an active role in their education by selecting which material in their assigned section is most useful and decide on the presentation approach. Furthermore, students create example problems that they present in poster sessions during class to help the other students master the material. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, CHE 466 - Process Dynamics and Controls, by Peter J. Woolf is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
This sequence provides the information and opportunities necessary for students to acquire integrated knowledge of the structure and function of the endocrine and reproductive systems in humans. Although all of the biological systems are clearly interrelated, the endocrine and reproductive systems are intimately linked. Much of what you learn about hormonal control and steroid biochemistry of the endocrine system will be referred to and used in teaching reproductive physiology. Level: First Year Medical Students Unless otherwise noted this Work, Endocrine / Reproduction, by Richard Mortensen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
This sequence's activities have been designed to correlate basic science with clinical dermatologic phenomena. Dermatology as a clinical specialty is very visual, and accordingly, students will be exposed to images of real skin diseases and findings. Level: Second Year Medical Students Unless otherwise noted this Work, Dermatology, by Regents of the University of Michigan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
This course introduces students to the ideas and practices surrounding teaching, learning and research at a world class research university like the University of Michigan, and the emerging role in these practices of Open Educational Resources, including open content such as opencourseware, open access initiatives, open publishing of research and learning materials as found in open journals, databases and e-prints, open textbooks, related open software efforts such as open learning systems, and emerging open teaching experiments. The course will ground the students in how teaching, learning and research is done at the university level, and then survey relevant OER efforts, looking at their history, development, potential futures, and the underlying motivations for their progressive adoption by various members of the community of scholars. more... This course uses an open textbook Open Educational Resources at the University of Michigan. The articles in the open textbook (wikibook) were written by the School of Information Graduate students in the class. Course Level: Graduate This Work, SI 521 - Special Topics: Open Educational Resources and the University of Michigan, by Joseph Hardin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
This course introduces the student to global health concepts and the network of organizations working to advance health care internationally. Emphasis for this course is on the global burden of disease and determinates of health. It will provide the student with a broad introduction to programs, systems and policies affecting global health. Students will explore facets of the global health care delivery system, health care economics and the political process and its impact on the health of individuals and populations. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, N 420 - Perspectives in Global Health, by Jody Lori is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This sequence explores the elements of innate and acquired immune defense mecahnisms, the cells involved, their development and maturation, and biomolecular cellular communication mechanisms required to successfully fight off infection. Level: First Year Medical Students Unless otherwise noted this Work, Immunology, by The Regents of The University of Michigan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
This is a standard course in "game theory," designed with the School of Information MSI students as the primary audience. This course is the pre-requisite for several ICD courses. To be well-prepared for management, policy and analysis in the information professions you need to first have a solid grounding in game theory and its applications to problem solving. Thus, the primary objective is to teach you a set of useful theories and how to apply them to solve problems. The emphasis is on method and application. Course Level: Graduate This Work, SI 563 - Game Theory, by Yan Chen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license.