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Philosopher of the Month: Plato [infographic]

This February, the OUP Philosophy team honours Plato (c. 429 BC – c. 347 BC) as their Philosopher of the Month. Plato is recognised as one of the most influential figures in the history of Western thought, along with his mentor Socrates, and his student Aristotle. Born into a noble and politically active family, he grew up in the shadow of the great Peloponnesian war which caused social and political upheavals for Athens. The Greek philosopher Socrates (469-399 B.C.) was an important formative i...
Tags: Infographics, Books, Featured, Athens, Philosophy, Multimedia, Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Arts & Humanities, Philosopher of the Month, Platonism, OUP Philosophy, Socrates Plato, Egypt Italy, Neoplatonism


Black Press: The advent of the first African American newspapers

In the decades preceding the Civil War, the free black community in the North struggled both for freedom from racial oppression and for the freedom of their enslaved southern brethren. Black newspapers reflected these twin struggles in their own fight for survival—a fight that most black newspapers in the antebellum era lost in a relatively short time. Northern black communities were too poor to give long-term support to black newspapers or magazines; and such enterprises had no chance of existi...
Tags: Infographics, Books, Featured, Journalism, Newspapers, History, African American, North, Multimedia, Black History Month, South, Online Resources, Online products, AASC, African American Studies Center, Subtopics


Scenes From a Preparation Day in Seefeld from Photographer John Lazenby

Cross country and nordic combined athletes have arrived in Seefeld, Austria to prepare for the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships which begin on Thursday, Feb. 21. To ready themselves for the competitions, athletes, techs, and coaches are trying out the courses and testing wax. Nordic combined athletes are also practicing on the Olympic jump at Innsbruck. Click each photo in the gallery below to enlarge. Photos courtesy of John Lazenby / lazenbyphoto.com .j24a5f {d...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Sadie Bjornsen, Seefeld Austria, Andy Newell, Rosie Frankowski, John Lazenby, Benjamin Lustgarten, 2019 Seefeld World Championships, 2019 World Championships, John Lazenby photo gallery, Innsbruck Click


Create Free Emoji for E-Learning

Most e-learning courses have some sort of positive and negative feedback. And often we use symbols like a check or X mark to indicate good or bad. Why not use emojis? In a previous post, I explained when to use emojis for e-learning and three ways to insert them into your courses. Create Free Emojis Here’s a site where you can create free custom emojis. The site is easy to use and you can create all sorts of fun emojis to provide feedback in your courses. Here’s quick tutorial that shows how...
Tags: Washington, Tutorials, Graphics, Madrid, Multimedia, eLearning, E-learning, Tom Kuhlmann, Visual Design, Free Downloads, Toronto Sign, Orlando Learning Solutions Conference, ATD International Conference Expo June


Seefeld Sprint Course Preview with Andy Newell

Ski testing has ensued. The wax buses and trailers are humming. And you can bet the athletes’ gathered in Seefeld, Austria are revving the engines too. On Thursday of this week, the sprinters will have a go on the first regular day of competition at the 2019 World Nordic Ski Championships. The women and men race a freestyle sprint on the same courses used for last season’s World Cup test-event. American Sophie Caldwell and Switzerland’s Laurien van der Graaff in that women’s sprint, w...
Tags: Video, Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Multimedia, Seefeld, Sophie Caldwell, Seefeld Austria, Andy Newell, U.S. Ski Team, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Laurien van der Graaff, 2019 Seefeld World Championships, Seefeld skate sprint, Seefeld Sprint, Sprint course preview


Nordic Nation: The Finding Your Voice Episode with Sweden’s Sebastian Samuelsson

Putting yourself in another’s shoes – or ski-boots —  is an age-old tenant. But it would be truly hard to imagine being twenty-one years old and thrust into the biathlon world spotlight. At least year’s Olympics in PyeongChang, Swedish biathlete Sabastian Samuelsson literally arrived on the scene in his canary yellow race suit — he won a silver in the pursuit and gold as a member of Sweden’s men’s relay team. During his post-race press conferences, his condor was appreciated as was his down ...
Tags: Sweden, Instagram, Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Sochi, Taylor, Multimedia, CRC, Pyeongchang, Ex Co, Samuelsson, Rusada, Pyeongchang South Korea, Jonathan Taylor, Sebastian Samuelsson


Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys

Controlling what you listen to while browsing is about to get a hell of a lot easier.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Keyboard Shortcuts, Multimedia


150 Years of the Periodic Table

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of the periodic table, and it has been declared the International Year of the Periodic Table by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In anticipation of the anniversary, and the official opening day ceremony that will take place in France on February 7, Oxford University Press is celebrating the centuries of discover that created the modern Periodic Table.Here, we take a look at the fascinating history of ...
Tags: Infographics, Books, Science, Featured, France, History, Chemistry, Mathematics, Multimedia, Periodic Table, Elements, Oxford University Press, BCE, Science & Medicine, Physics & Chemistry, This Day in History


Relay Replay: Full Video of U20 Relays from World Juniors

Ben Ogden (left foreground) and Luke Jager (right foreground) await the arrival of teammate Gus Schumacher (center background) in the U20 men’s relay at Junior World Championships in Lahti, Finland, in January 2019. (photo: JWSC2019 FIS broadcast screenshot) Last Saturday, the American women placed fourth in the U20 relay at 2019 World Junior Ski Championships. In any other year before 2017 this result would probably be headline news; considering that the Americans had the youngest team in...
Tags: Videos, Video, General, News, Germany, Russia, America, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Multimedia, Fis, Kramer, Ogden, World Juniors, McCabe


How to Block a Band or Artist on Spotify

This quick overview will explain how to ‘block’ an artist/band on Spotify so that you never have to hear them again :) This has been a long-requested feature, particularly by Spotify users who often listen to Spotify Radio or curated playlists. It’s also helpful as a method of ‘parental controls’ if there’s an artist you don’t think your child is quite ready to hear yet. You’ll need to use the mobile app version of Spotify (iOS or Android) to completely block an artist or band. So start by ...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Spotify, Multimedia, eLearning, Don, Spotify Radio


(U20) Junior World Ski Champs Classic Sprint in Images

  In stadium sprint viewing at the 2019 Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Images from the U20 women’s 1.4-kilometer classic sprint from the 2019 Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (U.S. in white/blue, Canada in red/black.)   Images from the U20 men’s 1.4-kilometer classic sprint from the 2019 Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (U.S. in white/blue, Canada in red/black.) Noel Keeffe, pictured above (left), pl...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Skiing, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, University of Utah, Keeffe, Lahti Finland, Remi Drolet, Waverly Gebhardt, Molly Miller, Noel Keeffe, Xavier McKeever, Anna Pryce, Isobel Hendry, Mara McCollor


How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

I’ve been playing around with ideas to get old Flash course content into a new HTML5 course. There are tens of thousands of old Flash-based e-learning courses where people no longer have the source files. All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Grabbing the media like images, video, and audio is usually not as challenging. But moving all of the text can be a hassle. In a previous post we discovered how to use screenshots and OCR to extract the text from ...
Tags: London, Microsoft, Audio, Tutorials, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Edinburgh, Multimedia, OCR, eLearning, E-learning, Project Management, Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Storyline, Online Course Design


How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

Many of you have to convert old Flash courses to HTML5. All you have is the published course but not the original source files. It’s easy enough to extract the media (like images and video) from the published output. But adding text from the old course isn’t as easy because most Flash courses don’t allow selecting text to copy and paste. And who wants to spend hours retyping the text? Here are a couple of simple ways to copy the text from old Flash e-learning courses that you can add to updated...
Tags: Tutorials, Microsoft Office, Interaction Design, Multimedia, eLearning, E-learning, Project Management, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, Free Downloads, Performance Consulting


Davos Course Preview with Andy Newell

This weekend in Davos, Switzerland the World Cup returns for the high life. Many World Cuppers consider Davos to be a high elevation venue and with the thinner air comes a tinge of lung burn as skiers pace themselves around the 5-kilometer loop used for distance events. (Davos sits around 5,000 feet in elevation.) The 5 k loop features a long and steady climb up and out of the valley. Then a technical descent with a few dicey turns ensues when skiers tip down over the high point. On Sunday...
Tags: Video, Sport, Davos, Skiing, Multimedia, Davos Switzerland, Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Andy Newell, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Ida Sargent, Therese Johaug, Marcus Hellner, Sju Røthe, Nordic Team Solutions, Chalotte Kalla


Making music American: a playlist from 1917

The entrance of the United States into World War I on 6 April 1917 inspired a flood of new music from popular songwriters. Simultaneously, the first recording of instrumental jazz was released in April 1917, touching off a fad for the new style and inspiring record companies to promote other artists before year’s end. Victor and Columbia, the industry leaders, developed technological innovations that made possible the first recordings of a full symphony orchestra. These recordings are a sample o...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Books, Music, Featured, Congress, France, Germany, US, Indiana, History, United States, Paris, World War I, Manhattan, Jazz


HyperX Cloud MIX Headset Review

We’ve been fans of HyperX’s Cloud gaming headsets since they were first released a few years back. Since the first headset HyperX has just got it right in terms of sound quality, comfort, and style. HyperX’s latest release, the Cloud MIX, attempts to go into a realm HyperX has not been before, wireless. The Cloud MIX as the name suggests is not just for PC use though, it is designed as a gaming headset that you can use on your PC, console, mobile device, etc. It features not only Bluetooth wirel...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Bluetooth, Review, Bluetooth Headset, Headset, Hyperx, Gaming Headset, Multimedia, Cloud MIX


Lillehammer Triple Preview with Andy Newell (Video)

Andy Newell of Nordic Team Solutions provides a video course preview of the Lillehammer Triple. Starting Friday, the World Cup returns to Lillehammer, Norway. The racing begins with Friday’s freestyle sprint. The men’s and women’s courses are slightly different. The men sprint 1.6 kilometers, the women 1.3 k. The Friday sprints are followed by a 10 k/15k individual skate. The women and men race on the same 5 k loop. Sunday features a 10 k/15 k classic pursuit on the same 5 k loop fro...
Tags: Video, Sport, Skiing, Multimedia, Lillehammer, Lillehammer Norway, Andy Newell, FasterSkier, Norway World Cups, Nordic Team Solutions, Lillehammer course preview, Lillehammer skate sprints, Lillehammer World Cups, Video course preview, Lillehammer Triple Preview, Lillehammer Triple Starting


Nordic Nation: The Calling it as He Sees it Episode with Chad Salmela

Long before the “Here comes Diggins” call by 47-year-old Chad Salmela at this season’s Olympics, he was already known throughout the ski world as an athlete and sports commentator. Let’s just say since the now famous call, Salmela’s announcing talents have become more well known. In what now may be considered his spare time, Salmela is a varsity cross country running coach and assistant track and field coach at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. For ten years he was the head coa...
Tags: Sweden, Podcasts, Nbc, Sport, Skiing, Multimedia, Nbc Sports, Duluth, IIHF, Diggins, College of St Scholastica, Chad Salmela, U S Biathlon, St Scholastica, Salmela, Nordic Nation


Ruka Sprint Course Preview with Andy Newell (Video)

On Saturday Nov. 24th, Ruka, Finland will host the season opening World Cup race, a 1.4 kilometer classic sprint. It’s the eleventh time in a row Ruka will host the first World Cup sprint of the season. The Ruka course is iconic with it’s steep stride-then-run decisive hill before the finishing straight. Former U.S. Ski Team member (USST) Andy Newell provides insight into how athletes race the Ruka classic sprint course. In our course preview video, Newell contrasts how Norway’s Johannes Høsf...
Tags: Video, Sport, Skiing, Sprint, Finland, Norway, Multimedia, Newell, Sadie Bjornsen, U S Ski Team, Andy Newell, US Ski Team, Ruka, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Ruka classic sprint, Nordic Team Solutions


How to Find Duplicate Images on Your Windows PC

Using a small, free and quite frankly amazing little App, you can scan your Windows computer for identical and even similar images and have all the results displayed in a nice and organized table. Start out by heading over to the download page for Find.Same.Images.OK (what a fantastically weird name for an App) and save the installer file to your Downloads folder. Ready? Double-click the installer file to start. There are a number of options you can choose from when you install Find.Same.I...
Tags: Windows, Multimedia, eLearning, Don


#fasterskiertakeover: APU’s Eric Packer (@eric_packer) Takes Over FS Instagram

  Right to left: APU’s Tyler Kornfield, SSCV’s Noah Hoffman, APU’s Eric Packer, SSCV Kris Freeman, and DU’s Eivind Romberg Kvaale heading out of the stadium tunnel and toward the finish for the men’s 30-kilometer classic mass start at the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Anchorage, Alaska. Kornfield won the race, Packer placed second. As the title suggest, we are giving away the keys: Eric Packer, long of the Alaska Pacific University Elite Team, will be posting to our instagram accoun...
Tags: General, Instagram, Sport, Skiing, Multimedia, APU, Packer, Kris Freeman, Eric Packer, Tyler Kornfield, FasterSkier, Noah Hoffman, Alaska Pacific University, Eivind Romberg Kvaale, Fasterskiertakeover, Anchorage Alaska Kornfield


A lesson in allegorical storytelling [podcast]

National Novel Writing Month challenges writers from all over the world to complete a 50,000-word novel within the month of November. To help guide our readers who have taken on the challenge, we reached out to three-time National Jewish Book Award winner Howard Schwartz.The podcast below recounts the story of “The Lost Princess,” a fairytale by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav that has all the expected elements: a king, a lost princess, a quest, three giants, and an enchanted palace. Howard offers a d...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Featured, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Trade, Literature, God, Multimedia, Temple, Hans Christian Andersen, Howard, Jasmin, Eliezer, National Novel Writing Month


From the archive: revolutionary discoveries and celebrated voices [timeline]

Since 1858, countless advancements have been made across all academic fields, whether in medicine, politics, or science, to name a few. Some discoveries and voices have been more revolutionary than others, their names instantly recognisable no matter your specialist field.From Darwin to Desmond Tutu, and numerous Nobel Prize winners in between, discover which well-known academics have published in our journals over the course of 140 years through our interactive timeline. Featured image credit: ...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, History, Literature, Philosophy, Journals, Mind, Multimedia, Darwin, Health & Medicine, Social Sciences, Desmond Tutu, Linnean Society, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities


Nordic Nation: The Recovery Episode with Tad Elliott

Back in January 2016, Tad Elliott emerged back onto the national championship scene with a win in the men’s 30-kilometer freestyle mass start at U.S. Nationals in Houghton, Mich . It had been some time since the skier originally from Durango, Colorado had felt unleashed from the grips of the energy-sapping Epstein-Barr virus. Elliott went on to make the 2017 Nordic Ski World Championship team in Lahti, Finland. There, it was hard to miss his stunning effort firing up the first big clim...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Houghton, Multimedia, Elliott, Epstein-Barr, El Camino, Lahti, U S Ski Team, Epstein Barr Virus, Durango Colorado, Lahti Finland, Kris Freeman, Tad Elliott, Noah Hoffman


Remembering The Residents’ Hardy Fox, enigmatic vaudeville futurist

Today saw the loss (for real this time) of Hardy Fox, the pioneering artist from The Residents. We look back on the irreverent, surrealist work the band produced and Fox as enigmatic anonymous multimedia ringleader, projecting mystery to the very end. CDM music writer-at-large David Abravanel offers this obituary. To borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, the rumors of Hardy Fox’s death have been greatly self-exaggerated. Early this year, Fox posted a “1945-2018” epitaph on his website when revea...
Tags: Chuck, Games, Music, Inspiration, Experimental, History, Fox, Obituaries, Artists, Stories, Mark Twain, Multimedia, Bay Area, Audiovisual, David Abravanel, Randy


Nordic Nation: Andy Newell in Transition

FasterSkier caught up with former, yes former U.S. Ski Team member Andy Newell on October, 8 in Park City, Utah. Newell was in Utah assisting with the latest NEG camp and training with his old cohort when time permitted. No longer a staple of the national team, the 34-year-old Newell has partially turned over a new leaf. He’s still training as a professional skier, but he’s also the owner of a cross-country skiing business called Nordic team Solutions. Andy Newell leads the double pole train a...
Tags: Utah, Podcasts, Interviews, Sport, Skiing, Multimedia, Newell, U.S. Ski Team, Seefeld Austria, Andy Newell, US Ski Team, FasterSkier, Nordic Nation, Nordic Nation Podcast, Nordic Team Solutions, Park City Utah Newell


Alexander the Great in numbers [quiz]

Have you got Alexander’s number? The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man’s Wealth Shaped the World explains the career of the Macedonian king by exploring a set of mind-blowing numbers. Test your knowledge of Alexander’s life with this quiz!   Featured image credit: Alexander the Great mosaic. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. The post Alexander the Great in numbers [quiz] appeared first on OUPblog.
Tags: Books, Featured, History, World, Empire, Multimedia, Persepolis, Alexander, Babylon, History Quiz, Alexander the Great, Wikimedia Commons, Ancient Greece, Indus River, Arts & Humanities, Classics & Archaeology


Consent on campus minisode [podcast]

This episode of The Oxford Comment includes discussion of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised. As students head back to university to start their fall semester, the conversation of consent will no doubt surround them on campus. But what can actually be defined as consent? Where do students learn what consent actually means? On this minisode of The Oxford Comment, we hop on a call with Jes Lukes, co-owner of “A Room of One’s Own” an independent book store in the heart of college town M...
Tags: Books, Featured, Sexual Assault, Abuse, Rape, Campus Sexual Assault, Multimedia, Social Sciences, Consent, The Oxford Comment, Audio & Podcasts, Oxford Comment, College hookups, College Rape Culture, Psychology Of Consent, U K Rape and Domestic Violence Services


Research, collection, preservation, and more: Japan’s Kyoto International Manga Museum

Many people both in and out of Japan may be acquainted with the word “manga,” even if they don’t follow it. Manga has played a significant role in Japanese culture for the last century and has recently gained the respect of a wider audience. Manga is often presented as the Japanese iteration of the comics medium, though there are many manga publications that are longer and a different format than comics in other cultures. Manga also has a distinct visual style that comes from the dramatic manipu...
Tags: Books, Comics, Japan, Featured, Comic Books, Museum, United States, Museums, Tokyo, Multimedia, Manga, Kyoto, Comic Book, Public Domain, Arts & Humanities, Unsplash The post Research


Nordic Nation: Sylvan Ellefson Gives Back, The ‘Mountain Child’ Episode

From 2011 to 2014, Sylvan Ellefson, based out of Edwards, Colorado, was on a roar. SuperTour wins, World Cup starts, and a 30-kilometer skate national championship in 2014. Now, at 31 years old, it seems the skier who began his ascent in the sport during high school would rather focus on being a husband, father, brother, and coach rather than draw attention to himself. Based as a business person in Colorado’s Vail Valley, Ellefson is giving back to the community that helped support his dream...
Tags: Podcasts, Colorado, Interviews, Sport, Skiing, Vail, Multimedia, Ellefson, Kjell, Vail Valley, Ski Snowboard Club Vail, Edwards Colorado, Ski And Snowboard Club Vail, Nordic Nation, Nordic Nation Podcast, Sylvan Ellefson