Seminar 15- USAWC Distance Education Class of 2011
One more challenge faced the senior officers as they celebrated completion of two years of internet-based studies at the Army War College's distance education program. The largest graduation class in college history received their diplomas on a day of record-breaking heat, July 22, at historic Carlisle Barracks.
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9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications (MIT)
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This video goes through the basics of writing from holding the pencil to its angle and paper position. "Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing." (The video may start with an ad.) (01:51)
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Today the Kinect for Windows team highlights two companies that are building their business on the Kinect for Windows v2.

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
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Pop, Pop, Pop - Beginning Reader
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