Knowledge Convergence in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: The Role of External Representat
This study investigates how two types of graphical representation tools influence the way in which learners use knowledge resources in two different collaboration conditions. In addition, the study explores the extent to which learners share knowledge with respect to individual outcomes under these different conditions. The study also analyzes the relationship between the use of knowledge resources and different types of knowledge. The type of external representation (content-specific vs. conten
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Fannie Lou Hamer
This video segment profiles the life and leadership of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist best known for her stirring testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
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Hot, Flat and Crowded
Thomas L Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of our biggest challenges - the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9-11 - and shows how they're linked. He argues that we need American commitment and leadership in a green revolution, a revolution that will be the biggest innovation project in history, one that will inspire us to summon all the intelligence, creativity, boldness and concern for the common good that are our grea
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China and Financial Reform
Howard Davies sits on the International advisory councils of the China banking and securities regulatory commissions. In the fourth lecture of an annual series he reviews the progress of reform in china's financial markets, and the implications for the rest of the world. Howard Davies is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the single regulator for the UK financial sector, which
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Progressive state reformers v ideological state retrenchers: framing the electoral choice between La
With less than a year to go before the next general election there is an urgent need for progressive policy debate and discussion in the Labour party to show it has the ideas necessary to meet the social, economic and political challenges of the next decade. Peter Mandelson, one of the government's key figures, will launch Progress's autumn lecture series by setting out how he sees the political divide between the main parties. Lord Mandelson is First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for B
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The Ayatollah Begs to Differ - the path to an Islamic Democracy
A brief summary of how Iran's political system works, examples of what is most misunderstood about Iran, its leadership and the events leading up to the election (describing some of Hooman's own experiences since he was there). Majd will explain why the election and its aftermath may actually be the best thing to happen to Iran in a very long time, and why the vision of an "Islamic Democracy" which some Iranian leaders have, may come about sooner now than if there had been no crisis at all.
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume II, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Calendar, Exhibit Schedules, Cover Illustration Description, S.A.C. Plans Middle East Tour, S.B.L Archive and Research Center Established at Claremont, Honor Roll of Patrons, Scythian Gold Display, Personalia
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Phoenix Cities – surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US
This discussion will debate the issues arising from a new book Phoenix Cities which examines seven cities from very different regions of the EU, comparing them with the US experience. Their dramatic decline, intense recovery efforts and actual progress on the ground underline the significance of public underpinning in times of crisis. Innovative enterprises, new-style city leadership, special neighbourhood programme, skills development, environmental reclamation are all explored. The American
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Video: National Coming Out Week: Bryan Safi
Clever host of Current TV’s “That’s Gay,” Bryan Safi teaches you how to BURST through the closet door with tried and true methods from: Gossip Girl, MADMEN, Glee, and Greek. Contact: Elizabeth Gaughf
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5 Keeping it short: jottings, abbreviations and symbols

Once you have identified the key ideas you are in a position to take some brief notes or jottings. Indeed, you will find that highlighting on its own is a rather passive process and as a result you may not remember the ideas that you identified. Rather than returning to the highlighted text every time you want to revisit or draw upon these ideas, only to find that what you have marked does not make sense to you anymore, it is useful to develop a form of short note taking. So, getting k
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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

Managing your own career in today's labour market
Isabel Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about her research examining how changes in today's labour market have radically altered the way that careers are managed.

Colloquium: Chancellor Birgeneau on Undergraduate Education
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau shares his vision and priorities for undergraduate education in this special symposium for the College of Letters and Science. The chancellor's presentation is followed by an informal discussion. This event took place on October 17. 2005.
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International Labour Organization sectoral activities : hotels; catering; tourism
This section of the International Labour Organization (ILO) website provides details of developments in the hotels, catering and tourism sector. There is also information about relevant standards and rights at work; employment issues; social protection (including child labour); and social dialogue and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The website features links to related websites and to full-text publications on tourism issues, downloadable as PDF files, including Sectoral Activities Work
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Could now be the best time to create economic value?
Donald Sull, Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management discusses how there can be an upside to a downturn and why different times in the economic cycle can provide potential advantages for skilled firms
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Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Introduction
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
Author(s): Maryla Bialobrzeska, Christina Randell, Liora Hell

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Error management: A pre-emptive move that can reap long-term gains
Dave Hofmann, Associate Dean and Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of North Carolina, thinks that error management is underrated, and says that has the effect of hurting the organisation where it matters.
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Facilitating upward communication: leaders must do more to break existing strongholds
Oftentimes, what separates good leaders from bad ones lies is their art of communication. Much has been said about preferred leadership styles which advocate openness, tolerance and active engagement with subordinates.

But according to James Detert, Assistant Professor of Management at Cornell University, it’s not enough to just possess good leadership traits.

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#259: Sport court: Where international sports and legal systems converge

Legal experts James Nafziger and Hayden Opie describe the growing role of law in professional sports, and how varying legal systems worldwide grapple with issues of sports dispute resolution, commercialization, corruption, and athletes’ rights. Presented by Peter Mares.


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Episode 10, Part 1 Making a GAMBIT Game
MAKING A GAMBIT GAME Ep 10, Pt 1. "INTERVIEWS AND PRESENTATION" IN EPISODE 10 OF "MAKING A GAMBIT GAME": In this, the final episode of "Making a GAMBIT Game". The "depression" game now called "Elude" has gone "gold" meaning the final prototype has been approved by the GAMBIT Staff. Team 4 will now work on promotion for the Elude game and many of the members are interviewed about their experience at GAMBIT before they deliver their final presentation of the game. THE MAKING A GAMBIT GAME S
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