Assessing your skills
Welcome to Assessing Your Skills one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your skills as a first step toward choosing work that really suits you. It can also he
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Slave History of Charleston
The old slave quarters of the Aiken family reveal many stories of slave life and culture in Charleston in the 19th century. Ironworking and the ability to cultivate rice are two of the many technical skills the slaves brought to the United States, contributing to Charleston's economic and rich cultural development. (05:28)
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Introduction to Philosophy
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
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Barry Goldwater and the Rise of the Right
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Beatlemania Now - Sergeant Pepper
Beatlemania Now As seen on Broadway -- a live on-stage tribute to the Beatles. Sponsored by the Alpha Chi Rho reunion.
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Duke Medicine Profiles: Neal E. Ready, MD, PhD
Get to know Duke Medicine's oncology providers.
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Listen: free acclaimed international film series continues at Sarratt
International Lens, which uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation in the diverse community of Vanderbilt and Nashville, is in its fifth semester on campus. All screenings are free and open to the public. International Lens has been named the best film series in Nashville by Nashville Scene film critic Jim Ridley.
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The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
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The strengths and weaknesses of social media
Jamie Bartlett, Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series
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Death of the News?
While not dead, the U.S. news industry is severely depleted and likely to diminish further, these panelists agree. But they also believe that something vibrant and enduring might emerge from this period of digital disruption.

Moderator Jason Pontin sets the stage with his “dolorous and long toll” of newspapers and m

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21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues (MIT)
This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, through discussing the writing of classic and contemporary authors, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. In addition, we will analyze selected documentary and f
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Adolescent Literacy Part II
This project is designed to put relevant and helpful online resources into the hands of teachers making the transition between Strategic Reading and Second Semester English. You will find a list of Read-Alike resources, Rubric Generators, and downloadable blank templates for planning weekly reading and/or writing lessons.
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Simple Nature: An Introduction to Physics for Engineering and Physical Science Students
Simple Nature is a physics textbook intended for students in a three-semester introductory calculus-based course.
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Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics
An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 years—from first grade through high school—with surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the students’ math achievement possible.,5 min. Mathematics in Free Play? Prof. Herbert Ginsburg, a psychologist at Columbia University Teachers College, finds that when you exam
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Dissertation Workshop
The workshop is intended for Doctoral students in the health and social sciences who are at the stage of developing a research proposal. Participants will gain skills in the design of conceptually cogent and methodologically rigorous dissertation proposals. The Workshop has an emphasis on topics that relate to Africa, but can be applied to a broad range of research issues.
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Reading, vocabulary, grammar: Auf welchem Gleis fährt of the Zug ab?
At the end of this lesson you can read a train timetable in German, you can practice declension of articles and adjectives.
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Silverlight TV 83: Using Wireframes to Visually Communicate a Windows Phone Experience

In this episode, Corrina continues the Design Tips miniseries by sharing her insights on how to use wireframes to improve the design and development process for Windows Phone applications. She walks through why wireframeing is an important part of the process of creating a WP7 application. Corrina talks about the advantages of using wireframing and walks step by step through creating wireframes.

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From the crew of Silverlight TV and Channel 9, we
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Graduates Say Thanks: December 19, 2013
Meet some of the graduates participating in the December 19, 2013 Commencement Ceremonies.
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21W.747-1 Rhetoric (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the history, the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. By the end of the semester, you will have been exposed to several of the key concepts of rhetoric (e.g., ethos, pathos, logos, invention, style, arrangement, kairos, stasis, commonplaces) and to the over-riding importance of writing to your audience. You will have gotten a taste of rhetorical history and theory. You will explore and
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Pathways to Scale: From Prototyping to System Change
Explore the necessary conditions and models for taking innovative solutions to scale, with the ultimate objective of systemic change. Panel members will focus on sustainable transport systems and explore how this sector can serve as a model for scaling and engaging multiple stakeholders. Panel members will map their initiatives against a 5-stage model of innovation, from early prospecting, through prototyping and start-up enterprises, to networked solutions and, ultimately, system change.
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