IT Innovation: Investments, Process, and Results
University of Washington professor and Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Ed Lazowska provides an overview of the ongoing process of innovation that has made America the world leader in information technology. For more than 50 years, a complex partnership of industry, academia, and government has driven the field forward. Today's industry product innovations build upon previous research results, largely funded by the federal government and carried out in university labs. I
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Development of Patient-Centered Views of Laboratory and Pathology Reports
Development of patient-centered views of laboratory and pathology reports" will review local efforts to apply patient-centered outcomes research methods to the construction of pathology reports that are understandable and meaningful to patients. These efforts will be framed in the context of federal legislation mandating the "Meaningful Use" of electronic health records, which includes development of patient-facing personal health records, through which patients will be able to access health inf
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Claudio Grass: The Upcoming Swiss Gold Referendum

Jeff Deist and Claudio Grass discuss the uniquely Swiss mindset behind the upcoming Swiss gold referendum, and how decentralization of political power is part of Swiss DNA; the tremendous geopolitical aftershocks that would occur if the referendum passes — including the physical repatriation of gold to Switzerland; and how the Swiss people may be waking up to the sellout of their country by the
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3.3 Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is based on harnessing the very large quantities of energy that are released when the nuclei of certain atoms, notably uranium-235 and plutonium-239, are induced to split or ‘fission’. The complete fission of a kilogram of uranium-235 should produce, in principle, as much energy as the combustion of over 3000 tonnes of coal. In practice, the fission is incomplete and there are other losses, but nevertheless nuclear fuels are more highly concentrated sources of energy than f
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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
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Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics (Ch.3)
Learn simple tricks, such as faux columns, for achieving complex layouts in Dreamweaver. James Williamson explains what faux columns are and how to use them.
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Chem 1B: General Chemistry

Chem 1B is the second quarter of General Chemistry and covers the following topics: properties of gases, liquids, solids; changes of state; properties of solutions; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; and thermodynamics.


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PES Celebration
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
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citizED Primary Strand: Primary Design & Technology and Citizenship
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) giving a personal view of some of the links between Design & Technology and Citizenship.
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1.1.2 Key Resources
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organis
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Design and technology
Design and technology Can you help? I have to write a personal rationale that sets out a coherent philosophy for the learning and teaching of design and technology (textiles and food) in the secondary school. I must refer to the work of prominent and recent D&T (food and textiles) educators and practitioners, and was hoping you could recommend a good place to start.
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Personal digital assistants
Personal digital assistants For my dissertation I am concentrating on the area of: How do PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) enhance the teaching and learning in the Primary classroom? Please email any links that could benefit my research. Regards.
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Ofsted subject conference report: PSHE (2005)
This is a very brief summary of the proceedings of an Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) conference in November 2005 involving 20 Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) coordinators from primary and secondary schools which had been inspected the previous year.
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Meaningful schooling: researching a curriculum which makes relevance for teachers and children 5-14
This is a paper presented by Jonathan Barnes, of Canterbury Christ Church University, at the BERA conference at Warwick in 2006, that focuses on six schools selected by the author for their cross curricular work and in order to build a case for a meaningful curriculum. This is discussed in relation to the sphere of shared values, meaningful learning and the personal and creative development of teachers.
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Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and Handheld PCs: Identifying their Potential to Support Initial
This project explored the potential for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to support trainees in school. 14 PGCE science students were given either a Windows Pocket PC or a Palm OS based handheld. Useful technical detail underlying the decisions to use these two is reported. Trainees received four hours of training in 10 aspects of potential support from their PDAS and also in their use. It was intended that the trainees used the PDAs on their school experiences. Some but not all were able
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Time for change? Personal, social and health education
This is a report published by Ofsted which considers the delivery and appropriateness of the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum in English schools.
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Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors
The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA) is a professional membership organisation with the key aim of improving the quality of assessment for the benefit of assessors, learners and society. It achieves this by providing support for those undertaking educational assessment activities in the form of tools, resources and information which help to ease the burden of assessment and improve personal effectiveness.
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The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum: Interim report (Rose Review)
The DCSF requested that Sir Jim Rose carry out an independent review of the primary curriculum in January of 2008. This interim report focuses on Curriculum design and content; Reading, writing, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT); Personal development; Transition and progression, including issues around summer-born children; and Introducing languages at Key Stage 2.
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The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum: Final Report (Rose Report) published
The DCSF requested that Sir Jim Rose carry out an independent review of the primary curriculum in January of 2008. An interim report was issued in December 2008 and this is the final report. It focuses on curriculum design and content; • Reading, writing, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT); • Personal development; • Transition and progression, including issues around summer-born children; and • Introducing languages at Key Stage 2.
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TDA Standards case study: BTEC Raising Attainment Enhanced Placement Day
This case study charts the experiences of a trainee on a Secondary PGCE programme in Business Studies, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to encourage trainees to reflect on their subject knowledge and personal professional development.
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