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James M. McPherson on Abraham Lincoln

Historian James M. McPherson talks to Charles Petersen about the career, worldwide impact, and enduring political legacy of Abraham Lincoln.


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1.2 Audio files

The following files accompany the exercise in Section 4.2

Clicking on the link below opens an extract from Section 4.2 of the course (PDF, 1.7 MB) which accompanies the audio clips, also below. Listen to each of them in turn with the extracted pages open (you may like to print them out). Work on the problems at the appropriate places – you'll find the answers at the foot of this page.

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2.4 Information and communication technologies

The new economy is much more than a shift from manufacturing to services and the increased integration of economies on a global scale. It is also strongly linked to the development of ICT, which has facilitated the development of new processes and products, especially ‘knowledge goods’ which are described below.

The internet has increased the ‘connectivity’ or interconnectedness between economies by making textual communication possible in real time as well as providing a new me
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1.6.2 Education

Education is obviously one of the crucial dimensions in any attempt to develop a future European identity or at least more understanding and convergence among Europeans. If the school made the nation, it should also be a key factor in promoting Europeanness. Observers of the school scene in Europe acknowledge the existence of a growing sentiment of interest for European themes (institutions, politics, peoples, languages). Furthermore, the EU-based exchange programmes have recognised the impor
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Mathematics and Statistics. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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The week ahead: Iran's black gold starts flowing
Republican presidential candidates debate ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, Iran enters the oil market at a volatile time and relations are strained between China and North Korea
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The Economist asks: Frank Trentmann on consumer cultures
Frank Trentmann discusses his history of consumerism "Empire of Things" with Anne McElvoy and Brooke Unger, our consumer expert, and reveals the guilty purchasing pleasures he can't resist
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Introduction

In this course, we explore some aspects of bringing a complex project to completion. There are a number of things to consider in the final stages of a project. It is very important to ensure that the goals of the project have been achieved, and that all the outcomes and deliverables have been handed over to the sponsor (or that any discrepancies have been addressed). Handover can involve different types of presentation for different types of outcome. There may be a physical object to handover
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Disability Studies: Professor Patricia O’Brien – Every Body In or Everybody In? . . . Is it the
Professor Patricia O’Brien, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney presents a keynote lecture ‘Every Body In or Everybody in? . . . Is it the same or different?’ at the Disability Studies: Every Body In, inaugural conference. 30 November 2011.
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"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq" (video)
japan protest posterA talk by lawyer Michiko Nakajima. In the course of the Iraq War, citizens in Japan, singly or in groups, have been taking the state to court alleging violation of the "no war" clause of the Constitution in deploying Self-Defense Force troops. Feminist labor lawyer Michiko Nakajima led a group of 15 women plaintiffs in one such suit. This
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Collective intelligence at a time of global crisis - Tom Atlee
Tom Atlee's research and thought innovations span from the conscious evolution of social systems to collaborative dynamics to a host of other ideas centering on group, social and political dynamics.
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Remote Sensing for Earth Observation
Remote Sensing for Earth Observation - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
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1.1.3 Searching for information on society

How well does the following statement match what you do when you begin a new search for information?

Before I begin a new search for information [maybe for an assignment, or to help you choose your next holiday destination], I spend some time thinking about what I already know, what the gaps in my knowledge are, and the best types of information to meet my needs.

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Lesson 03 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 3 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you can speak a little Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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#265: Brain traces: Neurobiology's emerging insights into schizophrenia and its treatment

Molecular biologist Prof Brian Dean talks about how both post-mortem and live imaging investigations of brain biology are helping to identify new treatment targets for the multifaceted condition of schizophrenia. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

1.4.7 T is for Timeliness

The date when information was produced or published can be an important aspect of quality. This is not quite as simple as saying that 'good' information has to be up to date.

Activity 9

Here is an example of a ne
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THE100 Session 4 Spring 2012
Television, Film and Theatre with Bill DeLuca 02/28/12
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When should we use multi-level modelling?
This paper is intended to be a consideration of the idea of multilevel modelling. It is not a guide on how to design or perform such an analysis. There are several references in the text to sources that teach the practicalities perfectly well, and the technique is anyway not that different from other forms of regression or analysis of variance. Rather, the paper outlines a role for statistical analysis in research, describes what multilevel modelling is, why it is used, and what its limitations
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The Catcher in The Rye
This video was made by a student for an English class.  It gives an explanation of the book ,The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger.  The video uses clips from Igby Goes Down to summarize The Catcher in the Rye. 

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