ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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Convivio : poesía medieval y cancioneros
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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Part 2
The original special from 1978 featuring old school Sesame Street humans and Muppets.
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How It's Made - Solar Panels
This video shows how a solar panel is made and how it works.  It shows a silicone module and how they are put together to form a panel.  It also shows the amount of time and care is needed to make just one panel.  This is an interesting video to watch on how things are made.  Good video for elementary grade/middle school students.  
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Solar Energy Simplified
Solar power can be complicated, but Solar Decathlon director Richard
King gives Discovery News the lowdown on the three ways anyone can tap the sun's energy. Run time 2:12

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Solar Home Tips from the 2009 Solar Decathlon
Solar homes come with the latest in green appliances and innovative
technology at the 2009 Solar Decathlon. Discovery News' Alyssa
Danigelis gets some home improvement tips.

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Female desert bighorn sheep in the Sonora desert
Desert bighorn sheep use a lot of energy to regulate their internal temperature in the desert. During the summer the sheep eat plants and drink water every few days. In the winter, desert plants contain enough water for sheep survival.
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Planet Earth - Caves 2/5
(Part 2) Planet Earth is a multi award-winning 2006 television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Four years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC.  This episode explores "Planet Earth's final frontier": the world of caves. Run time 9:51
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China Design Now: Part One
China Design Now explores the recent explosion of new design in China. It will display the work of Chinese and international designers, focusing on architecture, fashion, youth culture and graphics as well as film, photography, product and furniture design and digital media. This podcast introduces the full audiotour from Acoustiguide, featuring in-depth interviews with over a dozen contributors to the exhibition, including Han Jiaying, Freeman Lau, Norman Foster, Wang Xu, Jiang Qiong Er, Hu Yan
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Reading the Road Map to a Police State

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, by Radley Balko, PublicAffairs, 2013

"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." —Charles de Montesquieu<
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Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Ooze in Science Class
Making ooze in real life is easy! What ingredients and materials are needed to make ooze? Learn in this science video with expert Karen Weisman.  This video walks you through the step by step process of making ooze.  It is explained clearly, and even has captions to help you out.
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17.586 Warlords, Terrorists, and Militias: Theorizing on Violent Non-State Actors (MIT)
This course is a general overview of the recent political science literature on violent non-state actors. Its aim is to examine why non-state actors (such as warlords, terrorists, militias, etc.) resort to violence, what means and tactics they use, and what can be done to counter that violence. In that regard, the class will cover works pertaining to the production side of non-state violence (i.e. the objectives and organization of insurgents/terrorists/militias/warlords, their mobilization stra
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Animation of Joint Movement, Part 1
There is no narration or sound; the video features simple animation showing how human joints move. (57 seconds)
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Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
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Whistler and the Thames


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Clemson University Classical Guitar Ensemble Performs: 11: 11
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Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Mikhail Fokine's choreography for the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, as performed by the Kirov Opera and Ballet under Valery Gergiev. From PRINCE IGOR, available on DVD from Philips. (6:09)
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Download Loudon's Session Files for Free at: http://bit.ly/HPCEBG Part 2: Massive MIDI Configuration: Configuring Massive to Respond to the Maschine Controller Including Macro Control and Program Changes In this seven-part music production clinic, Professor Loudon Stearns goes in-depth into Dubstep and electro synth textures, featuring Native Instrument's Massive and Maschine, iZotope Ozone, and more. Loudon Stearns is the Course Author and Instructor of Berkleemusic's online course Composing
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Ap0080: Self-assessment, Classes, Constructors, and Accessor Methods
Richard Baldwin
Part of a self-assessment test designed to help you determine how much you know about classes, constructors, and accessor methods in Java.
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NASA Director Predicts Mars Settlement by 2060
Science fiction may become reality. NASA Director Predicts Mars Settlement by 2060 - Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 2010. (01:48)
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