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Key skills - making a difference
This unit focuses on higher level skills. Skills development is complementary to other learning – it cannot be done in isolation. The higher level skills in this material aim to raise your awareness of the processes of learning and development – other subject-based material must supply the context and motivation for this. Key skills underpin the ability to carry out successfully, and improve on, a wide range of tasks in higher education, employment and wherever there is a continuation of le
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Conquering Technophobia: A Classroom Veteran Warms to Digital Tools
Jim Wilson, a self-described "old guy" and star of theEdutopia video Conquering Technophobia, has gone from grumbling about his school's technology-integration initiative to embracing it. Laptop computers and other gadgets are now tools that he uses just about every day in his English classes at Freedom Area High School, outside Pittsburgh.There have been bumps along the way, and -- Wilson will be the first to tell you -- there are surely more to come. But he's pleased with what comput
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Learning outcomes
Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit will help you establish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health. It also looks at the basic skills for online study, such as file management and installing software.
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Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
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Nathaniel Rose, Said Business School, MBA graduate 1999, United States
Nathaniel Rose spent his early professional life working as a systems programmer, art director and business analyst... before becoming an architect for Gensler, a leading New York practice. To make the transition into business, Rose decided to study for his MBA and was drawn to Oxford because of its internationalism. After completing the MBA programme, Rose returned to New York and has since worked with UBS Financial Services and Morgan Stanley, where he is the Chief of Staff and chief operating
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Andrew McInerney, Said Business School, MBA graduate, 2007, Australia
Before coming up to Oxford, Andrew McInerney was International Marketing Manager with Sara Lee in The Netherlands. Andrew decided to study for an MBA because he wanted to move from the fast-moving consumer goods sector into management consultancy. On-campus presentations and networking opportunities with leading consulting firms, mock interviews with sector consultants and contact with alumni in relevant organisations, helped Andrew to make the transition, and after graduating he took up a posit
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TSiBA-Oxford launch online study skills, Cape Town
The launch of the online study skills course, Masifunde, by its development partners TSiBA and OUDCE. The course can be downloaded and used freely by other institutions. For more details visit http://masifunde.conted.ox.ac.uk/
Author(s): Kashiefah Solomons; Vuyani Cardo Tsolekile; Leigh

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Benefits of Standardized Diabetes and Hypertension Screening Forms at Community Screening Events
The objectives of this project were to (a) assess hypertension and diabetes screening data collection practices and guidelines and (b) develop and test standardized screening forms for use at minority community- and faith-based screening events. Project Phase I involved resource assessment and the development of a set of screening forms and guidelines containing a core data set for both hypertension and diabetes. These were then tested during Phase II at predetermined communitybased screening ev
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Object Pronouns vs. Subject Pronouns
This video shows when to use subject and object pronouns in a sentence.  The video's narrator gives the meanings, reasons, and examples of both types of pronouns while you see them in the video.  It contains LOTS of examples including some examples like those on standardized tests! (7:48)
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Weidenfeld scholars look to the future
Child poverty, climate change and organised crime are some of the issues concerning this year’s cohort of Weidenfeld Scholars, who have just completed their first year of study at Oxford University.
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Blood Pressure Study
This dataset comes from a study of diabetic patients randomly assigned to a two-period crossover design. Patients were given 1 of 2 drug sequences (EN, NE) in each period and blood pressure was recorded. Questions from this study refer to the ability of the drugs to lower blood pressure. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
Author(s): Thomas Bradstreet

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Pilot Math : Introduction to Math Transformations
This short animation, from the Pilot Math 7 series, introduces the concept of Transformations when some of the Pilot gang find a thrill with transforming robots and teach their robot Zinc to do some transformation tricks.

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Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proof—proof by cases and proof by induction—naturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New Jersey—Teachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give
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Sunlight and the Seasons
Children study seasonal change in sunlight in a global game of hide and seek. Students try to find 10 "mystery classes" hiding around the globe. The amount of sunlight is the central clue. Other clues link to each location's history, geography, culture, and more. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. This project reinforces a key concept: Changing sunlight d
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Adaptations of Aquatic Insects to Habitat and Food Resources in Streams
This exercise is a field study of the ecology of aquatic insects in a small stream. By using the inquiry technique, students discover how different animals have unique adaptations for being successful in particular habitats, especially at small spatial scales. Students also learn how these specializations establish essential ecological roles for the aquatic insects in stream ecosystems. Thus, students gain an appreciation of how biodiversity is not just a list of species in a particular environm
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London, England - Study Abroad
The current era presents the most energetic and challenging of times for North American study abroad programs, given intensifying concerns with such urgent international issues as globalization, transnational migration, ethnic and religious encounters and collisions, planetary environmental concerns, world health, and the turbulent state of global finance. Students study in what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city, a located suited for engaging with such crucial international prioriti
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Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching, Spring 2005
Subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.
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5.1 Common sense revisited

It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society.

First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
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