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Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - Introduction
Open source communities have a reputation for being filled with tigers ready to devour any naive developer foolhardy enough to enter their territory. This introduction dispels this myth and sets the scene for the workshop speakers.
Author(s): Ross Gardler

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Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - "Sakai - open source consumer"
Sakai 3 is currently under early development within the Sakai VRE community. In this talk Ian describes how he became engaged with the Apache communities as a result of his activities within Sakai. Using Open Source is easy. Selecting, based on a sensible criteria is harder, but influencing a sustainable community based on meritocracy requires a different mindset. Sakai 3 is currently under early development within the Sakai community. It is based on Apache Sling, Felix, Jackrabbit and Shindig.
Author(s): Ian Boston

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Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - "The line of code that could"
This talk follows the creation of the speaker's first patch to the Moodle core code, showing the Open Development model from a first-hand perspective. It discusses the advantages of this process to the developer, his employer and the entire community. How does one contribute to an open source project? What are the thoughts, conversations and actions that lead to the creation of a contribution, and then, how does it get accepted into the project? This talk follows the creation of the speaker's fi
Author(s): Mark Johnson

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New Channels to New Learners: Podcasting and the Open University
Peter Scott (Open University) talks about the Open University’s podcasting service, its Youtube Channel and ITunesU page. In particular, he also talks about the challenge of offering a professional podcasting service.
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Under the Bonnet: Technical Considerations in Running Open University Podcasting
Ben Hawkridge (Open University) talks about the technical aspect of running a university podcasting service: covering questions such as server management, accessibility issues and analyzing usage statistics.
Author(s): Ben Hawkridge

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Under the Bonnet: Technical Considerations in Running Open University Podcasting
Ben Hawkridge (Open University) talks about the technical aspect of running a university podcasting service: covering questions such as server management, accessibility issues and analyzing usage statistics
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8 Conclusion
Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This unit will help you to write a learning unit and provide you with links to various resources for open-learning materials. You will learn about the different purposes of self-instruction and receive advice about the techniques and strategies to help the learner.
Author(s): The Open University

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How Do Oysters Make Pearls?
Quick Questions gives you the low-down on how oysters turn a tiny bit of gunk into a lovely, valuable pearl. (02:29)
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1.6.4 Summary

  • EU enlargement is going to impose new problems for both monetary and fiscal policy.

  • The process by which the accession countries can enter the Euro-zone will be long and will possibly lack stability.

  • According to the rules of the SGP fiscal retrenchment is called for some governments because of government sector imbalances, though this might be offset by payments to the accession countries and regions from Structural and Co
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1.6.1 Introduction

Of course, there is another problem hovering in the background in respect to the Euro's international role: namely that of the enlargement of the EU. In the light of the analysis so far two areas are picked out here: monetary implications and fiscal policy implications. These are obviously closely related. Both of these raise questions about the costs involved for the new members and those set to join somewhere down the line. We concentrate on the monetary issue of joining the Euro-zone first
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1.4.3 Summary

  • EMU has been accompanied by fiscal rules embodied in the SGP.

  • An issue raised by this is the compatibility of a common single monetary policy target designed to defeat inflation with different fiscal policies ostensibly at the discretion of the individual govern ments.

  • When France and Germany contravened the SGP fiscal rule, it was effectively suspended and broke down. This was a case of the Council of Ministers asserting c
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1.2.2 Summary

  • The EU-15/25 is a large and prosperous player on the world economic stage.

  • It represents a continental-sized economy, able to compete with the USA and Japan (and China and India, somewhere down the line).

  • The new EU members who joined in 2004, and those lining up to join later, are at a different level of development to the EU-15.

  • This will pose considerable challenges for those managing and governing the n
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Introduction

This unit focuses on key developments in the economy of the European Union (EU) since the advent of the Euro in 1999. Further, it concentrates on the challenges this has posed for economic policy formation and the governance of the EU's expanding economy. One of the central features of the post-Maastricht governance environment is the attempt to create a ‘single market in services’ for Europe. If the 1990s was the decade of the ‘single market programme’ (SMP) which concentra
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Introduction
Mentoring, observation and interviews are three important strategies in developing student teachers. This unit, which gives a flavour of the Open University's flexible PGCE course, introduces student–teacher centred strategies both inside and outside of the classroom involving mentors, pupils, tutors and others to develop student teachers' professional skills and understanding.
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Introduction

This unit gives you an idea of what it is like to study philosophy, introducing you to the teaching methods employed by the Open University in teaching philosophy. If you are considering studying philosophy, we recommend you start here. Although the unit is mainly for people who are new to philosophy, you may find it helpful even if you already have some experience of the subject.

The following material has been written by Maria Kasmirli with quotations from Dr Nigel Warburton.

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Introduction

This unit looks at how characters might be drawn and how setting is established. It works on the different levels of c
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Introduction

This unit introduces common techniques underlying free verse and traditional forms of poetry, and how it is necessary to use these techniques in order to harness what T.S. Eliot called the ‘logic of the imagination’ (Eliot, 1975, p. 77). We discuss the possibility of using your own experience, but also the power of imagination, and of utilising different personae in your poems. You are also introduced to the basic terminology and practical elements of poetry – the line, line-breaks
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This unit includes reading and writing activities that are geared to developing the use of memory, observation and the senses. The aim is to develop your perceptual abilities, honing your capacity to see detail in the world. You will be encouraged to start seeing the familiar in a new way and to make good use of your own personal history.

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15 Summary
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
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14 Products for markets
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
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