1 Donor motivation
Legacy fundraising, big-gift seeking are all part of the professional fundraiser's role. This unit will help you to gain the skills necessary to persuade individuals to become donors. How do you change people's ideas about methods of giving, moving them from casual street donations to regular direct debit giving?
Why History Matters: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Given the volume of writing on the Arab-Israeli conflict, “you might think that everything has been said,” says Noam Chomsky. But Victor Kattan’s new book, Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, takes a fresh look at the prehistory of the dispute, as well as
Alzheimer’s Disease: Current State and Hope for the Future
Measured in human suffering, and by statistics, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) presents a formidable specter: with incidence approaching 30 million worldwide and growing rapidly, it is now the sixth leading cause of death in the US. As life expectancy lengthens, AD is anticipated to triple in prevalence over the next few decades. The
Judaism in America
This is a video accompanied by a slide presentation. There is an interview with Rabbi Levi who talk about traditions and Judaism in America. There is some historical background and there is reference to Sabbath and other traditions.
An introduction to the wider professional role of the teacher in England
This unit is an early study for people wishing to become a secondary teacher using the Open University's highly flexible route for graduates – known as the flexible PGCE. This unit, which considers the general professional standards and skills of a teacher whatever their secondary subject specialism, is studied following a brief two-week placement in school and prior to a much longer series of full-time school experiences.
Introduction to Research Ethics
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to research ethics. This overview covers the historical origins and landmark events that have influenced current understanding of research ethics. Some of the major ethical codes and fundamental ethical principles are identified and their application in research is discussed. Finally, there is an overview of the role of ethics committe
The Story of ICH-GCP: An introduction for investigators and site staff
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to ICH-GCP. This overview covers the historical background, context and evolution to ICH-GCP, summarises its key principles and describes the role of regulatory authorities. The talk highlights some of the accomplishments of ICH-GCP but also critiques some aspects of GCP application in non-pharmaceutical settings.
This is the fifth and final unit in the MSXR209 series on mathematical modelling. In this unit we revisit the model developed in the first unit of this series on pollution in the Great Lakes of North America. Here we evaluate and revise the original model by comparing its predictions against data from the lakes before finally reflecting on the techniques used. This unit assumes you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1), Analysing skid marks (MSXR209_2), Developing model
Old English Prose
Topics include the first attempts at prose in the English language, 'short stories', historical texts, legal documents, as well as such writers as Alfred the Great, and Aelfric of Eynsham.
Old English in Context Lecture 1 - Historical texts
Lecture by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, Oxford University - placing Old English literature in its historical and social context.
Lecture 13: Designing for Strength: A Century of Solid Mechanics Research in Oxford
Professor Carlos Ruiz on "Designing for Strength: A Century of Solid Mechanics Research in Oxford" In 1908 C.W. Jenkin was appointed to the first chair of Engineering Science in Oxford University. He followed in the tradition, established by Hooke, to emphasise the practical application of research to the design of machines and structures. Thanks to his foresight, solid mechanics in Oxford has a strong scientific basis, combining theoretical formulation and exact experimental work to provide ans
Pharmaceutical Companies, Government and Society
This lecture will explore, from a historical perspective, the relationship between an emerging pharmaceutical industry, the establishment of drug regulatory authorities, and - most recently - the development of health technology assessment.
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
Building a Business: Taking the First Steps (old)
The first in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series designed to help build a business. This lecture deals with the fundamental basics of starting a company. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Building a Business: Product Development
The sixth lecture in the 2008/09 Building a Business lecture series. It covers product development, using examples from successful products in the market, from the basic framework of product development to the individual problems and solutions. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. It covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general b
Building a Business: Entrepreneurship and the Ideal Business Plan
The ninth of the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series. Fiona Reid talks about how to write a good business plan and provides advice on how to really sell a business plan to investors. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Building a Business: Marketing: Creating and keeping customers (old)
The third in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series on how to create and keep customers through marketing. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Neither Freud nor Artemidorous, Evans-Pritchard Lecture by Charles Stewart (27 April 2010)
The first Evans-Pritchard Lecture for 2010, presented at All Souls College on 27 April by Dr Charles Stewart (UCL). The series theme was Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece.
St Cross Special Ethics Seminar
Listen to Matthew Hussey, life coach, talking about the behavioural traits of the different sexes in dating and relationships and the key differences, thoughts on the ethics of dating.
4.4.4 Do – provide alternative academic content
It is part of a teaching professional’s skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in eLearning or may need alternative teaching methods. It covers the technology and techniques used by disabled students, the adjustments to teaching methods that might be reasonable, design decisions which affect the accessibility of eLearning tools and strategies for evalu