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An analysis of learner arguments in a collective
This contribution analyses the arguments of students in a learning activity entitled "Argue Graph". This activity is intended to make students understand the relationship between learning theories and design choices in courseware development. The analysis of arguments is centered on the effects of discussion and opinion conflict on the elaboration of arguments. We then use an adaptation of a collective intelligence model to describe the knowledge flow among people and artifacts during the learni
Author(s): Jermann Patrick,Dillenbourg Pierre

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Techniques for Studying Materials: Reciprocal Space
This set of animations shows the relationship between a real lattice and the reciprocal lattice. It introduces the Ewald sphere and the explanation of reciprocal absences. From TLP: Reciprocal Space
Author(s): Mary Vickers, University of Cambridge,T D Skinner,

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Un questionnaire dynamique pour le suivi et l'analyse de l'activité et des productions d'élèves e
L'argumentation des réponses fournies par l'apprenant est-elle riche de sens pour aider à 'établissement d'un diagnostic sur ses connaissances ? L'activité de simulation faite par les élèves peut-elle être un élément déstabilisateur de conceptions ? Une remédiation peut-elle s'opérer par le biais d'un scénario pédagogique? Autant de questions auxquelles nous tenterons de répondre dans cet article.
Author(s): Michelet Sandra,Luengo Vanda,Adam Jean-Michel

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Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Author(s): Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez,Juan Muñoz López,Janet P

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The restless Universe
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
Author(s): The Open University

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STAR methodology-based learning about construction accidents and their prevention
This paper presents the results of a feasibility study concerning the application of STAR-methodology-basedmachine learning to construction accidents and their prevention. A ten-stage knowledge acquisition process is presented and its individual stages described. Knowledge about construction accidents was acquired using a collection of 225 examples, based on actual accidents records. Inductive learning with a system based on the STAR-methodology was employed. This system was used in both the gen
Author(s): Arciszewski, T., Michalski, R.S. and Dybala, T.

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Cell Signalling
A chapter which describes the mechanisms of signal transduction in a eukaryotic cell, including the activation of G-proteins and kinase cascades (49 figures). The unit is intended as ~10hrs study at level 2/3. It also provides background reading for the experimental investigation 'Investigating intracellular signalling pathways' (http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/1581).
Author(s): Ignacio Romero, David Male - The Open University

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Proteins
A chapter describing protein structure and function, including 53 figures and 7 large tables. It is intended as ~9hrs study time at level 2/3. It also provides background reading for the experimental investigation on SDS-PAGE and Western-blotting (http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/1579).
Author(s): Jane Loughlin, David Male - The Open University

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Why Social Media Is Luxury's Best Friend
Without embracing social media, luxury brands risk being shut out of conversations about their products. Here are three effective ways to go social.
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Interpret an engineering drawing
There is not a lot of space on a drawing so symbols and abbreviations are used instead of text. To find the meaning of a symbol or abbreviation, use the Australian Standard AS 1100.101-1992. It defines the general principles for technical drawing and shows tables of symbols and abbreviations and their meanings. Lines on a drawing also must conform to rules, eg, for visible outlines, hidden outlines, and dimension lines.
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1.9 Distance between points in three-dimensional Euclidean space
Attempts to answer problems in areas as diverse as science, technology and economics involve solving simultaneous linear equations. In this unit we look at some of the equations that represent points, lines and planes in mathematics. We explore concepts such as Euclidean space, vectors, dot products and conics.
Author(s): The Open University

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6.241 Dynamic Systems & Control (MIT)
6.241 examines linear, discrete- and continuous-time, and multi-input-output systems in control and related areas. Least squares and matrix perturbation problems are considered. Topics covered include: state-space models, modes, stability, controllability, observability, transfer function matrices, poles and zeros, minimality, internal stability of interconnected systems, feedback compensators, state feedback, optimal regulation, observers, observer-based compensators, measures of control p
Author(s): Dahleh, Munther

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TALAT Lecture 2703: Construction and Dynamic Testing of Aluminium Nodes
This lecture demonstrates, how optimum design and fabrication of extruded space frame members joined by welding can lead to significant weight savings, high service life and economy under fatigue loading conditions. Basic knowledge of structural engineering, extrusion design, welding and fatigue; and some familiarity with TALAT lectures no. 1302, 1501, 2200, 2302 and 2400 is assumed.
Author(s): Åke Oma, Hydro Aluminium Structures, Karmoy,TALAT

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Mathematics I
A first course in Mathematics for Physics students. Contains lecture notes, examples, ... as well as the files used to create these resources. Discusses: 1-Vectors in 2-space and 3-space; 2-Differentiation; 3- Integration; 4- Applications of Integration and 5- Differential Equations.
Author(s): Niels Walet

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Qauntum Mechanics I (web)
This is a first course in quantum Mechanics. Discusses Schroedinger equation, tunnelling through barriers, time dependence and some aspects of 3D problems. Contains detailed Notes (web and pdf), exercises, figures with sources, etc. etc.
Author(s): Niels Walet

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Immunology basics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn semester 2009 Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The body fights infection through the functions of the immune system, whose power has been harnessed by the development of vaccination (immunisation). Suitable for study at: Undergraduate levels 1 and 2. Dr Ian Todd, School of Molecular Medical Sciences Dr Ian Todd is Associate Professor & Reader in Cellular Immunopatho
Author(s): Todd Ian Dr

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TALAT Lecture 2711: Appendix
This lecture presents design of the main structural parts of an aluminium alloy helicopter deck. Contains figures and tables.
Author(s): TALAT,Federico M Mazzolani, University Federico II

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Experiments as Modus Operandi
Architecture has for too long focused on the presentation of pristine objects and the presentation in drawing form. A critical understanding of the field, however, necessitates a reevaluation of the roles of the process involved in the production of building. Rather than emphasizing surface appearances, an architecture rooted in process aims ultimately at revealing the fundamental and deep structures inherent within the making of architecture. One of the primary tasks of the process is to provok
Author(s): Angelil, Mark

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Introduction to Philosophy II
This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy. What this means is that instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will include the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and the foundations of morality.
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Painting with Negative Space and Silhouettes
Here's another technique. A great number of people find it easier to see or find images in shapes rather than from lines. When drawing from line the mind often gets caught up in symbols, whereas when focusing on contour or silhouettes it does not. For this reason it's worthwhile to paint the space around a person or object. (6:36)
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