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Earthquake Vulnerability: An Engineer's Perspective With a Difference
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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7.3.1 Electroplating

Electroplating is a relatively fast process, inexpensive and simple, although fairly messy and limited in applicability. The wafer is dipped into a solution with dissolved salts of the metal (e.g. CuSO4 + H2SO4) and is connected to a negative voltage. A positive metal electrode (anode), also in the solution, completes the circuit. Anywhere that current can flow into the wafer surface, metal will be deposited. Plating has several advantages: it will deposit met
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5.2 Vibrating string: speed of wave propagation

If standing waves are set up when two travelling waves moving in opposite directions interact, then how are standing waves set up on a string and why are they set up only at certain frequencies?

To help answer these questions, I want you first to imagine a length of string that is fixed at one end and held in someone's hand at the other. Suppose the person holding the string flicks their end of the string in such a way that an upward pulse is sent along the string.

As the pulse pa
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9 Glossary

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5.1 Warm-blooded vs cold-blooded

This section is concerned with another key mammalian characteristic. LoM highlights some of the essential terms and ideas – such as the notion of warm-bloodedness – but for more thorough study, some technical background is needed.

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Online Instructor Training
Enhance your knowledge with the 10 areas of study included in this self-access training program. While all modules are open to any interested parties, the ability to upload assignments and complete quizzes is not. Current and prospective UC Irvine Extension instructors, wanting to receive Extension credit for completing the modules, please login to your account to complete the quizzes or assignments at the end of each module.
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Fluidics on a Compact Disc- A Two Day Short Course for Academia and Industry

The "Begin Course" button will download a PowerPoint file containing all of the slides for this course. After unzipping the file, you can use Microsoft Office or the open-source OpenOffice to view the presentation slides.

This a 2-day short course on Fluidics on a Compact disc for medical diagnostics. The course is intended for scientists and engineers in academia, government institutes and industry. Some background in physics, micro-fluidics and point of care (POC) diagn
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Преглед на технологични решения за управление на знан
The present paper focuses on a new managerial discipline emerging in the last few years of the 20th century. At the beginning are introduced some basic concepts used in the theory and practice of Knowledge Management, and are presented the benefits for utilization of Knowledge management. The main emphasis of the paper is on the technological solutions applied in the organizations at different stages of the knowledge management life cycle, whereas a summary is made of the types of technologies d
Author(s): Antonova Albena,Gourova Elissaveta,Nikolov Roumen

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‘Open source information society from beginners to advanced’ in the Hungarian education - The poss
These days, special emphasis has been put on the importance of the ICT competencies in the teacher training. The most effective way of developing these competences is to integrate well the proper technologies into education. In our Institutions we have used the Moodle Learning Management System for years. This presentation points out the potentialities of Moodle including other open source and web based learning applications.
Author(s): Sinka Robert,Papp Gyula,Vágvölgyi Csaba

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Making online-courses more learner centred, more learner drivenand more social
This contribution focuses the question if is it possible at all to follow eLearning 2.0 paradigm using a state of the art learning management system or do we have to replace well established tools in order to advance eLearning. How can teachers develop their online courses regarding to eLearning 2.0 perceptions? During the last years the author tried to enhance her online courses to make them more learner centred, learner driven and social. Her substantial experiences are summarized.
Author(s): Steinberger Claudia

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Digital astronomy in education
What causes seasons? Why day and night durations are so different with seasons alternation? Why the position of the full moon seems directed to the south in summer while it seems directed to the north in winter? It is the purpose of this computer simulation to provide an interactive application, programmed in Java language to explore the issues related to the above questions.
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Implementing the Challenge Based Learning in Classroom Scenarios
Our Challenge Based Learning (CBL) method can be described as a special form of problem-based learning, in which the problems are of realistic, open-ended nature. Additionally, CBL contains features of experiential and project-based learning approaches. CBL is supported by the provision of Digital Experimentation Toolkits (DExTs) which comprise materials, initial instructions, references to web resources and specific software tools. Within the COLDEX project, a number of remote sites which gener
Author(s): Baloian Nelson,Breuer Henning,Hoeksema Kay,Hoppe U

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Internet Scout Project
A recent USGS open file report entitled Ranking of the World's Oil and Gas Provinces by Known Petroleum Volumes groups the worlds 937 geologic provinces into eight regions by known petroleum volumes of field. This site succintly describes the ranking methods used and results of the study. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Middle East and North Africa was found to contain nearly twice as many billions of barrels of oil than any other area. The researchers hope that the rankings will "facilitate studi
Author(s): Dolton, G. L.,Schmoker, J. W.,Ahlbrandt, Thomas S.

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Open Data Kit
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of tools to help organizations collect, aggregate and visualize their data. Our goals are to make open-source and standards-based tools which are easy to try, easy to use, easy to modify and easy to scale.
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ACC Basketball
The students will use ACC basketball statistics to practice the process of converting fractions to decimals then to percents and will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet. They will then use this spreadsheet to analyze their data. This unit is done during the basketball season which takes approximately 15 weeks from the middle of November to the middle of March. Teachers must have Clarisworks on their computers to open the attachment, which is an example of the spreadsheet.
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Automatic Door Opener
The engineering design process involves many steps. Not only must an engineer be able to devise a solution to a problem, he or she must also be ready to test and evaluate that solution to reach the best result. To successfully complete the design process, an engineer must be able to identify design flaws and learn from his or her mistakes. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, learn about the design process as cast members create automatic door openers that enable them to open their bedroom d
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17.100J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy (MIT)
Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based. All participants in the seminar are required to do the
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Social:Learn Introduction
An introduction to the Open University's social:learn project.
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A Case of Black and White: White Women Protest the Hiring of Black "Wage-Slaves"
Before the Civil War, some enslaved African Americans labored in Southern textile mills, especially in the spinning and weaving rooms. But with the jump in the price of slaves in the 1850s, manufacturers decided that poor white farmers provided a cheaper labor force. After the Civil War, the textile mill workforce remained entirely white for a number of reasons: landlords wanted African Americans to work in cotton fields; white leaders promoted industrialization as the salvation of poor whites;
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ICTs and the South African Higher Education Landscape
This report is a mapping exercise, which describes and explores the landscape of ICTs and higher education in South Africa since 2000. Broadly delineating the terrain, the focus is on teaching and learning within higher education. This study sets out to answer five questions: 1. How are ICTs understood and described by practitioners and researchers? 2. What policies and structures for ICTs exist nationally and institutionally? 3. What does the emerging domain of enquiry look like? 4. How do prac
Author(s): Czerniewicz Laura,Ravjee Neetha,Mlitwa Nhlanhla

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