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Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the Universe. This unit gives an overview of active galaxies, including the supermassive black holes that power the engines at their centres, and the emission processes by which we detect and study them. It also gives practice in mathematical techniques for analysing data and theoretical models.
Author(s): The Open University

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Adair, J. and Allen, M. (1999) Time Management and Personal Development, London, Hawksmere.
Allen, D. (2001) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, London, Penguin Books.
Bennett, A. (1910) How to live on 24 Hours a Day [online], http://www.web-books.com/Classics/AuthorsAD/Bennett/How/Home.htm (Accessed 18 October 2006).
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • discuss what ethics is and what constitutes an ethical issue;

  • identify and discuss ethical issues that arise in the media, in routine conversations and, in particular, in your own everyday professional practice;

  • discuss the role of emotions in ethical deliberations;

  • discuss how negotiation might resolve apparent ethical differences;

  • identify and discuss the ethical issues p
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Darwinian Revolutions
Allen MacNeill explains how Darwin's theory of evolution revolutionized the natural sciences and our understanding of the world around us.
Date: 03/17/2010

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Practicing Speeches: Nonverbal Communication
This video gives you tips on what to watch for in your recording of your practice speech that you are communicating nonverbally. Learn how to practice for a speech from professional speaker and communications instructor Tracy Goodwin in this public speaking video.  (1:34)
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Human rights for all?
 In this podcast Alice Edwards, lecturer in law, talks about winning the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship in the Human Rights of Women for 2008.

The prize is for her article: Violence against Women as Sex Discrimination: Evaluating the Policy and Practice of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

The article, which forms part of her doctoral research, is to be published in the January editio
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England's failure: blame it on the money
What happened to England at the World Cup? Nerves? Lack of motivation, organisation and commitment? Or has money ruined English football irreparably? Dr Wyn Morgan looks at a recent theory laying the blame on Economics.
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Educational Knowledge Based Environment
In this paper a knowledge based environment is represented which facilitates easy creation and preparation of wide range of educational software. The heart of the environment is the knowledge representation tool providing a hybrid knowledge representation formalism combining frames, production rules and logic. The environment is built on the basis of the logic programming language Prolog.
Author(s): Dimitrova Galina,Stefanov Krassen

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A Virtual Teacher Community to Facilitate Professional Development
Information technologies revolution calls for new skills and teachers' qualifications. In order to help secondary school education to meet the requirements raised by the changes in information and educational technologies, development of new curricula and supporting materials is necessary, on the one hand, and building relevant teachers knowledge and skills, on the other. The paper discusses the problem for supporting teachers’ professional development. Building a virtual community of teachers
Author(s): Ratcheva Desislava,Stefanova Eliza,Nikolova Iliana

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Roles of the Body in Learning
In recent years research in fields as diverse as philosophy, pedagogy, psychology, and anthropology has shown that the knowledge people possess in practice may not always be linguistically expressible 1. Part of what practitioners know can certainly be and normally also is formulated in textbook knowledge as well as in rules of thumb, sayings, and the like, but still, a large part is more readily understood as made up of skills, ‘know how’, ‘ways of going about the practice’, and so on,
Author(s): Dohn Nina Bonderup

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Learning Content and Interoperability
In the era of Internet and new information and communication technologies one of the most important things is appropriate use of technologies in order to achieve desired results. In present paper, they are compared two case studies – on one hand there they are presented research results about interoperability in two open-source learning environments developed in Sofia University, Bulgaria and, on other hand, there are given results from “South West Wales Interoperability Project”, sponsore
Author(s): Aleksieva Adelina,Petrov Milen,Bontchev Boyan

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A Layered Framework for Evaluating Online Collaborative Learning Interactions
Evaluating on-line collaborative learning interactions is a complex task due to the variety of elements and factors that take place and intervene in the way a group of students comes together to collaborate in order to achieve a learning goal. The aim of this paper is to provide a better understanding of group interaction and determine how to best support the collaborative learning process. To that end, we propose a principled framework for the study and analysis of group interaction and group s
Author(s): Daradoumis Thanasis,Martinez Alejandra,Xhafa Fatos

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Futurelab - Teachers Learning with Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
If we are interested in changing education, we need more than ever to be interested in teacher education, teacher knowledge and teacher learning. If we want to encourage different approaches to teaching and learning, and new relationships between pupils and teachers, we need to understand the ways in which teachers come to learn, adapt and make such new approaches a reality. This review aims to provide an overview of the research on teacher education, and a roadmap for how this might best be sup
Author(s): Fisher Tony,Higgins Chris,Loveless Avril

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The Kaleidoscope Scientific Vision for Research in Technology Enhanced Learning
The objective for this document is to develop a reference text for the Network's scientific development, and for communication to others of the shared perspective of its participants. For its internal focus, it will lead to a stronger integration of the disciplines and cultures represented by the scientific communities within the Network. For its external focus it will contribute to promoting and clarifying the understanding of technology enhanced learning (TEL) in the European Research Area. <
Author(s): Laurillard Diana,Alexopoulou Efi,James Bligh,Botti

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Baghera Assessment Project, designing an hybrid and emergent educational society
The Baghera Assessment Project (BAP) has the objective to ex plore a new avenue for the design of e-Learning environments. The key features of BAP's approach are: (i) the concept of emergence in multi-agents systems as modelling framework, (ii) the shaping of a new theoretic al framework for modelling student knowledge, namely the cK¢ model. This new model has been constructed, based on the current research in cognitive science and education, to bridge research on education and research on the
Author(s): Balacheff Nicolas,Caferra Ricardo,Cerulli Michele,

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Organizational scenarios for the use of learning objects
The Dutch six-part series Leerobjecten in de praktijk (Learning objects in practice) is about six divergent and difficult problems that occur frequently in working with learning objects. Based on research into existing practice, guidelines are offered to policy makers, educational technology consultants, teachers, educational designers and developers of digital learning materials who are struggling with these problems in higher education. Organizational scenarios presents the following three s
Author(s): Hermans Henry,de Vries Fred

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Role of Assistance in Computer-mediated Communication in Higher Education
This paper reports preliminary findings of a small scale study that address the role of assistance in computer-mediated communication (CMC) in Higher Education. In particular, this study investigates whether the type of assistance in such environments is affected by the type of task used to initiate the CMC, and to see whether the instructors and students offer more or less assistance according to task type. We examine courses which use CMC in the adjunct mode i.e. students used CMC as an option
Author(s): Ab-Jalil Habibah,McFarlane Angela,Tengku Shariman

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Two Years Of Use Of The Aplusix System
APLUSIX is a learning environment for helping students to learn algebra. This system is designed and developed in the IMAG-Leibniz laboratory. Its basic training mode consists of letting the students perform their owns calculations, thanks to a two-dimensions editor of algebraic expressions, providing feedback on the correctness of the calculations and on the end of the resolution. APLUSIX has now been used for two years at school, in different contexts. One use was made by four teachers during
Author(s): Bouhineau Denis,Nicaud Jean-François,Chaachoua Ha

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Let’s Heat Things Up!
Students observe demonstrations, and build and evaluate simple models to understand the greenhouse effect, the role of increased greenhouse gas concentration in global warming, and the implications of global warming theory for engineers, themselves and the Earth. In an associated literacy activity, students learn how a bill becomes law and research global warming legislation.
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