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Systems thinking and practice
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This unit will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback, etc.
Author(s): The Open University

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Immunotherapy in Cancer
The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides (and a list of further reading) on the organisation of the human immune system and how it can be exploited in designing anti-cancer therapeutic targets. It includes an overview of the immune system and current approaches to immunotherapy such as as adoptive or selective immunotherapy etc. The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in the biosciences.This source file c
Author(s): Dr. Momna Hejmadi, University of Bath

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European Business Culture and Practice, VSM 94 Values Survey Module 1994 Questionnaire (original)
Values Survey Module 1994 original questionnaire concerning employment
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Brown vs Board of Education Thurgood Marshall
This ten minute video is about Brown vs. Board of Education and Thurgood Marshall. It is mainly talking heads and so is best used for older students who have some idea about the judical system. It covers a lot of history related to civil rights.
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A Quick Scan on possibilities for automatic metadata generation
The Dutch six-part series Leerobjecten in de praktijk (Learning objects in practice) is about six divergent and difficult problems that occur frequently in working with learning objects. Based on research into existing practice, guidelines are offered to policy makers, educational technology consultants, teachers, educational designers and developers of digital learning materials who are struggling with these problems in higher education.,research report
Author(s): Benneker Frank

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Mini project : dual processor computation : presentation transcript
This is the transcript of a presentation and comes from the 2009/10 BEng in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering (course number 2ELE0065) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. The objectives of this module are to demonstrate, within an embedded development environment: * Processor – to – processor communication * Multiple processors to perform one computation task using parallel processing Th
Author(s): University of Hertfordshire, School of Electronic

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Carbon, Climate and Greening Business Session Outline
Part Two of Greening Business: Much of the current emphasis on the environment and sustainability revolves around climate change and the impact of human activities on rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. In order to place the applied business-related content in the context of the environmental problems that we face, tutors may find it useful to provide an introduction to the core Earth System Science concepts of the Earth’s energy balance, the carbon cycle, and systems terminology su
Author(s): Keele University,Stephen Whitfield,Dr Zoe Robinson

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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Glass ceramic, heat treated at 900°C for 3 hours
Glass ceramics are materials that are cooled from the melt in the form of a glass, and then heat treated to induce controlled crystallisation of the glass. Heterogeneous nucleation is carried out at a temperature to maximise the nucleation rate (common nucleating agents include TiO2 and ZrO2), and the temperature is then raised sufficiently to cause the nuclei formed to grow rapidly. Glass ceramics are strong, reasonably tough, transparent to IR radiation, have a low coefficient of thermal expan
Author(s): Dr K M Knowles, Department of Materials Science an

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Al 88, Si 12 (wt%), eutectic alloy
This alloy is of the eutectic composition. From the melt a eutectic is formed between aluminium solid solution and virtually pure silicon. Slow solidification produces a very coarse microstructure. The eutectic comprises large plates of silicon in the aluminium matrix. This microstructure displays poor ductility due to the brittleness of large silicon plates. The microstructure is normally refined through either rapid solidification, which lets the silicon phase assume a fibrous form, or by a pr
Author(s): Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science an

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Al 88, Si 12 (wt%), eutectic alloy
This sample is a casting alloy of eutectic composition. From the melt a eutectic is formed between aluminium solid solution and virtually pure silicon. Slow solidification produces a very coarse microstructure. The eutectic comprises large plates of silicon in the aluminium matrix. This microstructure displays poor ductility due to the brittleness of large silicon plates. The microstructure is normally refined through either rapid solidification, which lets the silicon phase assume a fibrous for
Author(s): Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science an

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Al-4 wt% Cu, age hardened alloy
This alloy was solution treated. Hardening is achieved by the controlled rejection of copper from a supersaturated solid solution. There is some additional hardening from precipitates such as MgSi2. From the phase diagram for the pure aluminium-copper binary system, it can be seen that the solubility of copper in -aluminium increases with increasing temperature up to the eutectic temperature of about 550°C. The equilibrium microstructure below the eutectic temperature is a two-phase mixture of
Author(s): Dr J Marrow, Department of Materials Science, Univ

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Lymphoid system
This topic is introduced by a brief description of the functions of the lymphatic system. A description of the primary and secondary lymphoid organs and their locations. An interactive feature illustrating both primary and secondary organs.
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Dr Nameer Abdula

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Physiology of the respiratory system
This topic begins with a good introduction to the respiratory system and how it can be categorised (e.g. structurally or functionally). A diagram illustrates the relative pressure differences of the alveoli and atmospheric air. A description of gaseous exchange is also given.
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Dr Nameer Abdulh

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Kidneys and the urinary system
This topic begins with a diagram showing the position of the kidneys in relation to the other surrounding organs. The organs of the urinary system are detailed. Organs associated with the male and female bladder are mentioned and a diagram is included for each system.
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Caroline Finlays

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A Strange New Planet
This video segment adapted from NOVA features the first planet to be discovered outside our solar system. Its surprisingly large size and short orbit sent scientists back to their data and led them to discover similar planets.
Author(s): WGBH Educational Foundation

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SP.235 Chemistry of Sports (MIT)
In this new seminar, we will be focusing on three sports, swimming, cycling and running. There will be two components to the seminar, a classroom and a laboratory. The classroom component will introduce the students to the chemistry of their own biological system. Since we are looking at swimming, running and cycling as our sample sports, we will apply the classroom knowledge to complete a triathlon.

12.007 Geobiology (MIT)
The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. Subject introduces the concept of "life as a geological agent" and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere; the
Author(s): Summons, Roger

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