Provide housekeeping Services to Guests
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner to provide housekeeping services to guests in an accommodation establishment. Topics covered include: maintain establishment standards of cleanliness and services implement policies regarding security of both guests, their belongings and staff, knowledge of housekeeping procedures and personal services available to guests, assist with guests' requests for services.
Advanced Writing Skills
This extensive module develops effective writing skills at an advanced level for a variety of social, professional and educational purposes.It covers six different genres, or types, of writing:* Business Letters - A Letter of Complaint* Descriptive Writing* Essay Writing* Narrative Writing* Report Writing* Summary Writing
Source and Engage Contractors
This task is concerned with the skills needed to source and engage contractors.
Manage On-site Staff and Volunteers
This task is concerned with the skills needed to manage on-site staff and volunteers.
Develop Risk Management Strategies
This task is concerned with the skills needed to develop risk management strategies.
Develop a Budget for your Event
This task is concerned with the skills needed to develop a budget for your event.
Identify Sponsorship Opportunities
This task is concerned with the skills needed to identify sponsorship opportunities.
Source and Provide Destination Information and Advice
This resource covers the skills and knowledge required to complete Unit of Competence: Source and provide destination information and advice. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include competence in how to: Identify and access information sources for current destinations and general tourism products. Develop and update destination knowledge and general product information through formal and informal research channels. Record and store informati
12.409 Hands-On Astronomy: Observing Stars and Planets (MIT)
This class introduces the student to the use of small telescopes, either for formal research or as a hobby. This course covers background for and techniques of visual observation, electronic imaging, and spectroscopy of the Moon, planets, satellites, stars, and brighter deep-space objects. Weekly outdoor observing sessions using 8-inch diameter telescopes when weather permits. Indoor sessions introduce needed skills. Introduction to contemporary observational astronomy including astronomical com
21A.211 Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World (MIT)
Spiritual, magical, and "occult" aspects of human behavior in anthropological and historical perspective: magic, ritual curing, trance, spirit possession, sorcery, and accusations of witchcraft. Material drawn from traditional nonwestern societies, medieval and early modern Europe, and colonial and contemporary North America.
Adelaida Sourdis: Independence in the Colombian Caribbean at ANU
Adelaida Sourdis gives this lecture at The Australian National University entitled 'Independence in the Colombian Caribbean: A History of Magic Realism' at The Australian National University. This talk discusses and describes what happened in the Colombian Caribbean within and in relation to its geographical, political and social context, and the destruction of Cartagena, considered the centre or power in the region. Two historical moments are studied, the independence process and the price pai
Of Mice and Men - In Context (Part 1 of 2)
The first half of the BBC's on the social/historical context of the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
Of Mice and Men - In Context (Part 2 of 2)
The second half of the BBC's on the social/historical context of the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960
On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation's adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Film footage © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. For more archival
British Directors at the 54th BFI London Film Festival - Part 2
In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which inclu
Colour on the Thames (1935)
(This is a higher-quality version of one of BFIFilms' most popular titles) This film is tricky to describe: is it a boat study, a film-poem, an experiment, a picture postcard? One thing is certain: it's a rare colour snapshot of the Thames and London in the 1930s - and it looks quite magical. Its artistic qualities may look a bit old-fashioned to us today; the slow pace, orchestral music and moody colours definitely belong to a bygone era, strikingly peaceful and undemanding. Yet colour film w
The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 8
On day 8 of the festival we looked at a range of British films and filmmakers. At BFI Southbank, the Breaking with Convention event featured key British talent discussing their use of form. Documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto also presented her latest work Pink Saris, which focuses on a group of Indian female vigilantes as well as the women that turn to them in desperation. The Archive Gala featured The Great White Silence by Herbert Ponting, comprised of haunting footage from Captain Scott's l
The Great White Silence: We Answer Your Questions
Recently restored, The Great White Silence is the official film record of Captain Scott's trip to the South Pole. We invited you to ask questions about this restoration project; our team at the BFI National Archive will now reveal their answers. We hope you enjoy our very first video response, do tell us what you think. If your question didn't make the cut or you'd like to submit a follow-up query, please feel free to leave us a comment. We'll do our best to get back to you.
Filmmakers@Google: Vicki Abeles
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best fo
Poetry Out Loud: 2010 National Book Festival
This program encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry,spoken word and theater into the English class. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.