Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
2.5 Summary In a rapidly changing world, the objects of analysis with which the social sciences are familiar (such as the state and the national economy) no longer seem to operate in the same way and are possibly becoming redundant. New problems and issues are emerging which demand innovation and flexibility. The jargon of the disciplines in the social sciences can become a barrier to understanding. As a starting-point, you should simply treat terms as labels for sets of assumptions and ideas and c
In a rapidly changing world, the objects of analysis with which the social sciences are familiar (such as the state and the national economy) no longer seem to operate in the same way and are possibly becoming redundant. New problems and issues are emerging which demand innovation and flexibility.
The jargon of the disciplines in the social sciences can become a barrier to understanding. As a starting-point, you should simply treat terms as labels for sets of assumptions and ideas and c
Introduction to modelling for 1st year engineers
These resources cover an introduction to modelling for first year engineering undergraduate. The main focus is on electrical and mechanical systems, but there is also some discussion of dc motors, fluids and heat as well as an introduction to time series modelling. The main emphasis is on why modelling is important and how to go about doing this from first principles (e.g. Kirchhoff's laws, Newton's Laws, etc.). Given the focus is on new students arriving at University, there is no attempt to de
The impact of enterprise focussed modules
This presentation outlines the use of a tested research instrument (Bandura's self efficacy theory) and students own perceptions of their enterprise skills and abilities
This case study describes the use of pod casts to support and enhance student decision making in the development and running of a new simulated company using business simulation software
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
14.581 International Economics I (MIT)
This course provides a graduate-level introduction to the field of international trade. It examines the theory of international trade and foreign investment with applications in commercial policy. Topics include gains from trade, Ricardian models of technological differences, Heckscher-Ohlin models of factor endowment differences, intermediate input trade, wage inequality, imperfect competition, firm heterogeneity, multinational firms, international organization of production, dynamics, trade po
Fractions Music Video
This brief video clip uses computer animation and music to teach about basic fractions. The lyrics are provided on the screen and examples of simple fractions are provided. (4 out of 7 fish are red - or 4/7). Ru time 01:26.
MA International Trade & Finance
Listen to Chinese student Xiaoxian Zhu talk about her MSc International Business & Finance and subsequent PhD studies at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Reading Comprehension Strategies : Tips on Reading Comprehension
In order to improve reading comprehension, there needs to be motivation for holding ideas together and concentration to promote good studying techniques. Find out how a wide variety of reading materials can help improve a person's interest in reading with help from an English specialist and president of a theater group in this free video on reading. John Conlon enjoyed 29 years as the performing arts professor at UMass Boston. He has a PhD in English and has been in theatre all his life. For mid
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
Wie leben Kinder in Kenia?
Mussao und seine Schwester Kassioka leben in Kenia. In dieser neuen Produktion kommen die beiden zu Wort
Cutting It Down to Nano
The challenge of this activity is to determine the number of times the student needs to cut the strip of paper in half in order to make it between zero and ten nanometers long.
Doing the right thing: corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace
Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Co
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Warrant for Genocide the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is Professor Milton Shain topic for UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 22 April. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been described as the world biggest literary forgery and yet despite intense research into this infamous text some still believe it is evidence of a Jewish plot for world domination. First published in Russian in 1903 The Protocols has appeared in many version
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Although Henry David Thoreau has earned an international reputation as a naturalist, social philosopher, and literary artist of the first rank, no scholarly edition of his writings has previously been undertaken. The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau provides, for the first time, accurate texts of Thoreau's complete works: his writings for publication, his Journal, his correspondence, and other uncollected papers. Much of the material in this edition has never been published before. The contents of a
Laboratory Techniques - Subculture: Broth to Broth
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, which are usually maintained in culture. Pure cultures of microbes are crucial to the success of studies in this area. Good, repeatable results must rely on good aseptic technique being used at all times, and on the correct use of related techniques.
Pre-service student teachers reflect on good teaching
Student teachers reflect on their placements for professional practice.
Co-operation & Conflict: a comparison of French and Australian English Interactional Styles
It has been shown that French speakers display a “high-involvement style” in interaction, with frequent use of interruptions, overlaps and disagreements. This presentation by Dr Kerry Mullan (coordinator of the French Program at RMIT University) examines this style, and draws comparisons with the interactional style of Australian English. Using excerpts of recorded conversations Dr Mullan analyses examples of French and Australian English interaction, and proposes how authentic data might be