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Benefits of Virtual Characters in Computer Based Learning Environments: Claims and Evidence
Pedagogical theory of today gives high priority to social components of learning. Within the field of computer supported learning there are many attempts to acknowledge this. One approach involves the addition of virtual characters to electronic learning environments. Such character enhanced systems are the focus of the present article. Firstly, a systematic overview is given of pedagogical benefits that have been proposed in the literature regarding character enhancement of electronic learning
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Internet Scout Project
The Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma works on the development and demonstration of "techniques for the practical numerical prediction of high-impact local weather, particularly thunderstorms, with emphasis on the assimilation of high-resolution observations from Doppler weather radars." Researchers can discover CAPS main projects including the radar acquisition field test and the environmental hydrology workbench. The website features CAPS daily r
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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH) is "the most comprehensive online bibliographic database containing over 100,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism." This database (updated monthly) contains scientific literature from the late 1960s to the present, as well as a recently added thesaurus of alcohol and other drug terms. The Web site offers four search options and a useful Quick Search Guide for help with each one.
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The Piano and how it works.
This tutorial is dedicated to give people a general idea of how the piano works. I show the pin block, strings, dampers, hammers, cast iron frame, sound board, and funtions of the pedals. (27:35)
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Night clashes in Hebron
Palestinian protesters throw stones, shoot fireworks at Israeli military forces in the West Bank town of Hebron. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For ov
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Body hacking illusion lets you be someone else
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25855 A new virtual reality system lets you take control of someone's limbs to experience living in their body.
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Paramekanti lecture 2 Part A
By: icamvideo boulder summer school 2014 videos
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Lecture 14 part II - Banking and Finance
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Meta-communication, Non-verbal Communication and Social Space
Tutorial: Key concepts - The way people organise and present themselves and the environment around them has both social and symbolic meaning. Includes observation exercises
Author(s): David Killick

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Colour preferences in relation to the foraging performance and fitness of the bumblebee Bombus terre
Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) colonies showed significant variation in their unlearned preference for violet (bee UV-blue) over blue (bee blue) flowers. Bumblebee colonies with a higher average innate preference for violet (over blue) in the laboratory harvested more nectar per unit time under field conditions. Although this correlation was strong (rs = 0.82), it narrowly missed statistical significance at the 5% level (p = 0.089), but was significant at the 10% level. This increase in foraging
Author(s): Raine, Nigel,Lars Chittka, Chittka

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Information on the web
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
Author(s): The Open University

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Episode 68: Pakistan: A State for Devolution

Dr Nadeem Malik ponders the question of why stable and robust democratic institutions have eluded Pakistan. Since its formation in 1947, military rule has been a recurrent theme for Pakistan, and true devolution of power to the local level is still a quest. With host Jacky Angus.

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Introduction
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?
Author(s): The Open University

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Genealogical resources
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
Author(s): The Open University

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The PROMPT checklist
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
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6.1 Various resources
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
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5.3 Checklist
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
Author(s): The Open University

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5.2 Evaluating the quality of information on the Web
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
Author(s): The Open University

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5.1 Pros and cons
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
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4.7 Soundex
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
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