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4.4 Discussion

In this second case study, I have described two different trends in energy use by cold appliances over the last few decades. On the one hand the efficiency with which appliances use electrical energy has improved but, in spite of this, their consumption of electricity has increased significantly in recent decades. Since 2000 consumption has started to decline, probably as a result of the introduction of minimum energy standards. The trend will only continue if we demand and use the most energ
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Introduction

Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Working with our environment: technology for a sustainable future (T172) whic
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3.4 Debates about rights

There are at least four big debates about modern individual rights. The aim in putting these before you is to introduce these hotly contested issues to which there are no conclusive answers, but which help frame discussions about human rights. Considering these debates is designed to help you weigh up the different arguments and form your own opinions about the meaning and effectiveness of rights claims.

The first debate concerns how our rights are grounded. One view is that our
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References

Allen, J. (2006) ‘Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?’ in Barnett, C., Robinson, J. and Rose, G. (eds) A Demanding World, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Barnes, D.K.A. (2002) ‘Invasions by marine life on plastic debris’, Nature, vol. 416, 25 April, pp. 808–9.
Barnett, C. (2006) ‘Reaching out: the demands of citizenship in a
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1.4 Models and building blocks

When any musicians perform they refer to something pre-existent, something we might call a ‘model’ or ‘referent’. For musicians performing written music, the most important of these (although not necessarily the only one) is the score or part from which they perform. Depending on the particular genre and period in question, the performer may have freedom to choose or alter certain parameters (tempo, dynamics, phrasing, in some cases the notes themselves), but the score will indicate,
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5.1 Introduction

In this section you will study the process demanded by the British Standard on Information Security Management for planning an information security management system (ISMS). We present ISMS development as a process involving four tasks, each of which may be subdivided into stages. This section also examines the managerial and organisational structures that the Standard recommends to support ISMS development and looks in detail at the ISMS documentation task.


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4.3.1 Confidentiality, integrity and availability

To preserve the value of an information asset, an organisation needs to sustain simultaneously its scarcity and its shareability within their respective regions. This is the critical high-level information security goal for any information asset; it is the entire rationale of an information security management system.

To maintain the security of an information asset, an organisation must:

  • either make the information asset unavailable in i
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • describe some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development;

  • describe message passing and the role of protocols within a message passing paradigm;

  • introduce the concept of a distributed object;

  • describe how event-based architectures are used within distributed system development;

  • introduce one implementation of an event-based archite
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4.4.5 Do – provide information

Clear information for students and advisors is essential. Disabled students need to know whether they can complete all the learning objectives and what adjustments they can expect. They need this information in good time before they start the course so that they can plan ahead. We have more to say on this subject in the section, ‘Informing students’.


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1.1 Why include accessibility in innovation?

In countries where the use of computers and the web in daily life is widespread, many disabled people now have better and more independent access to information and communication. New technology developments can make this access easier, but they can also raise new barriers. These barriers can often be removed by considering the needs of disabled users when designing and implementing computer interfaces. This is what we are talking about when we use the term ‘accessibility’.

As commo
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Introduction

Accessibility for disabled students is a topic which could be included in any area of the curriculum. Most education professionals are aware that they should consider it, but are unsure of what it means, the implications for their role and where to get information. This unit addresses that need.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extracted from Innovations in elearning (H807) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you
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References

Armstrong, N., & Welsman, J. (1997) Young people and physical activity, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Department for Education and Employment & Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (1999) The National Curriculum for Physical Education, London, QCA.
Department of Health (2004) Chief Medical Officer, At least five a week: Evidence on the impact of physical
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1.6. Listening, reading and language assimilation

One assumption that is widely held as axiomatic is that people learn by doing … We seem to have deduced that people learn to speak by speaking and so on. In reality one simply drowns by attempting to swim without some sort of prior preparation and theoretical instruction. Obviously the art of speaking can be improved by practice but the skill of speaking is learnt primarily in a vast complex of other ways. It might be su
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1.4.8 Summary

In this section we have introduced you to the PROMPT checklist as a useful tool for assessing the quality of any piece of information. If you use it regularly you will find that you develop the ability to scan information quickly and identify strengths and weaknesses. As a closing exercise you might like to pick one of the websites below or any of your own choice and try to evaluate it using the PROMPT criteria. To make it easier for you we have provided a printable checklist (see below).


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Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

Knowledge

  • distinguish between parenthood and parenting;

  • outline some of the reasons why parenting may require support from outside the immediate family;

  • demonstrate how individual, environmental and structural factors can have an impact on parenting;

  • challenge the notion that ‘problem’ parents and ‘problem’ families can be readily identified.

Skills
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Dec. 12 - HSBC has agreed to pay $1.92 billion to settle a U.S. criminal probe into money-laundering -- the largest penalty ever paid by a bank.
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The November 5, 2012 New Trends in Aerospace presentation. This talk introduced the role of research into the aero-thermodynamics of the flow internal to an aero-engine core within the context of these future engine architectures. In places, the fluid physics share characteristics with atmospheric weather systems. In addition, the fluid flow is often coupled to the thermal field and it is fair to say that the accuracy of numerical predictions is perhaps a generation behind that of the blades
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