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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 4. Plant Life Cycles
What is a plant? One distinguishing feature of members of the Plant Kingdom is their life cycle. In this session, flowering plants serve as examples for studying the plant life cycle by considering the roles of seeds, flowers, and fruits. A comparison to animal life cycles reveals some surprising similarities and intriguing differences.,This segment introduces plants in terms of variety and adaptations.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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UCL Spirit
UCL was established in 1826 in order to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. The idea was bold, radical, and responsive to the needs of the world; three qualities that we believe passionately in to this day. Maybe it's down to our location in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, but we've always believed that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society. Whether we're designing the iconic parks or buildings of tomorrow, o
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Acknowledgements
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
Author(s): The Open University

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Education for All

 Steve Sinnot

Steve Sinnot, General Secretary of the UK's biggest teachers' union, the NUT, gives the 2007 Hugh Gaitskell Memorial Lecture entitled “Education, Social Justice and Educational Opportunities – reflections on the role of teachers and their organisations”

Mr Sinnot describes the impact of those who are hopeful supporters and activists for justice, human rights and equality. He gives examples of the improve
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Cruel Summer? Global warming in context
 Professor Michèle Clarke

As we head into Summer, there are concerns about a possible repeat of last year's floods in the UK.

In this podcast Professor of Environmental Change, Michèle Clarke, looks at the issue of global warming and questions the wisdom of an alarmist approach to changing people's behaviour, as well as the drawbacks of long range weather forecasts.

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Registrarism Ep. 10 - League Tables and Protectionism
 In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - takes a look at news that the European Commission is to award a million Euro tender to develop and test a new global league table.

He offers his view on the idea of another table and questions the reasons behind the move.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available at Author(s): No creator set

Blast off for new space age building
 In this video see the brand new Nottingham Geospatial Building, a high tech hub where research and business work hand in hand to develop new technologies.

The Government Minister for Higher Education, the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, officially opened the building and shares his impressions of the NGB and the valuable work going on in it.

The NGB is a £9 million world-class centre of excellence in globa
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Gordon Brown's election pledges
 In this video Professor Paul Heywood analyses the Labour Party's election pledges, announced by Gordon Brown at a recent visit to The University of Nottingham.

Visiting the University's Jubilee Campus on Saturday, March 27th, Gordon Brown pledged to secure the nation's economic recovery, raise family living standards, build a high-tech knowledge economy, protect frontline services and strengthen fairness in communities.

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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Industrial Productivity
What do we know about the importance of industrial productivity to a country's standards of living, both in absolute terms and relative to agricultural productivity, to improvements in capital intensity and to improvements in schooling? What do we know about the sources of industrial productivity growth, especially in the developing world? Drawing on evidence from India, China, and Mexico, Chang-Tai Hsieh delivers the second policy lecture of Growth Week 2010. He is joined in discussion by a dis
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Using Global Insight
A presentation on how to find data using Global Insight www.globalinsight.co.za
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NLP-based scripting for CALL activities
This article focuses on the development of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools for Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). After identifying the inherent limitations of NLP-free tools, we describe the general framework of Mirto, an NLP-based authoring platform under construction in our laboratory, and organized into four distinct layers: functions, scripts, activities and scenarios. Through several examples, we explain how Mirto's architecture allows to implement state-of-the-art NLP fun
Author(s): Antoniadis Georges,Echinard Sandra,Kraif Olivier,L

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Let’s Heat Things Up!
Students observe demonstrations, and build and evaluate simple models to understand the greenhouse effect, the role of increased greenhouse gas concentration in global warming, and the implications of global warming theory for engineers, themselves and the Earth. In an associated literacy activity, students learn how a bill becomes law and research global warming legislation.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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For a renewed academy industry research partnership
The joint venture between the academic research on learning technology and industry along the past decade shares similarity with the gold rush: great effort for a too small outcome. From all the energy spent, “acadustry” has emerged; a chimerical community of practice, merging academic and industry objectives and traditions. The relevance and fruitfulness of this new community is questionable. This presentation will suggest revisiting the orientation of the eLearning research policy, taking
Author(s): Balacheff Nicolas

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Construction d'une base de connaissances et d'une banque de ressources pour le domaine du téléappr
This article sets the foundation for the development of a knowledge base and a resource (learning object) repository in the domain of telelearning, enabling researchers to reference resources in this domain using standard specifications based on domain ontology and to integrate them according to a set of research or teaching activities. The resources are referenced with metadata based on domain ontology and their search is guided by use cases describing activities where these resources are used
Author(s): Paquette Gilbert,Bourdeau Jacqueline,Henri France,

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December Graduation - 1st Ceremony
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It’s Really Heating Up in Here!
Students create and observe a greenhouse effect model and discuss the implications of global warming theory for engineers, themselves and the Earth.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Hot Stuff!
Students observe demonstrations, and build and evaluate simple models to understand the greenhouse effect and the role of increased greenhouse gas concentration in global warming.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Virtual Educational Resource for the Biosciences (VERB) - Eutherians
VERB is an online animal diversity resource designed to accompany undergraduate degrees in the Biosciences. In this package, entitled VERB Eutherians, the groups discussed are the living placental mammals. Contained are a series of web pages outlining the diversity of the eutherians from an evolutionary perspective. The topics of focus are phylogeny (evolutionary history) and functional anatomy, but subjects as wide as genetics, ecology, physiology, and developmental biology are discussed where
Author(s): Dr Helen Chatterjee, UCL

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Cercariae of Digenetic Trematodes: Use In Laboratory Investigations
In the complex life cycle of a digenetic trematode, the cercaria larva is shed from a snail intermediate host and represents a short-lived, aquatic transfer stage to the next host. Due to its temporary free-living existence, the cercarial stage is ideal for a number of investigative projects. Two general experiments will be conducted with the unusually large cercaria of Proterometra macrostoma. Students assess the effect of: (1) different light wavelengths on the vertical swimming burst distance
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'It's my body and I'll do what I Like with it' Bodies as possessions and objects
We commonly use the language of body ownership as a way of claiming personal rights, though we do not normally mean it literally. Most people feel uneasy about markets in sexual or reproductive services, and though there is a substantial global trade in body tissues, the illicit trade in live human organs is widely condemned. But what, if any, is the problem with treating bodies as resources and/or possessions? Is there something about the body that makes it particularly inappropriate to apply t
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