A function is a process that, when given an input of a specified type, yields a unique output. This is a key idea in providing a precise, mathematical, description of processes in computing.

To describe a particular function, we first give the set from which the input will be drawn and the set from which the output is drawn. This information is called the signature of the function. An example will make this clearer. Author(s): The Open University

The theme of this course has been the impact that information and communication technologies have had on the news industry. I introduced this theme with a short historical overview of technology in the news industry followed by a look at how technology is used for newsgathering.

We have been looking in some detail at aspects of the underlying technologies used in newsgathering, including the basic components of digital camcorders and the methods of signal transmission over wires. We hav
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This stage of the framework focuses on identifying what you have achieved and how well you have achieved it. It involves you in evaluating your strategy and presenting the outcomes of your work. As you evaluate and assess your strategy, identify aspects of your problem-solving skills that you want to develop further. At the end of this stage, use the records in your Skills File to complete the activity â€˜Evaluating your problem-solving strategy and presenting outcomesâ€™ and pull together th
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Nature Matters considers environmental responsibility and what may matter from a caring perspective and an accountability perspective. A reading by Andrew Light reflects on four key debates in environmental ethics regarding the way in which nature is valued, and prompts the question on how such debates might inform environmental responsibility.

Section 2 examines the formal processes involved in developing accountability in the context of sustainable development. The persuasiveness of t
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In order to compare quantities, it is best to express them in the same units.

## Example 10

Three children have just measured their own heights in metric units. Isaac says â€˜My height is 1098â€™, Jasmine says â€˜My height is 112â€™ and Kim says â€˜Mine is 1.1â€™. What units were
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In very broad terms, â€˜cultureâ€™ refers to the prevailing norms and values which guide the way people behave in a society or in an organisation. Culture at the level of an organisation is referred to as organisational culture, and culture at the level of a society is referred to as national culture.

Organisational culture refers to an organisation's own values, beliefs and learned ways of doing business. This is reflected in its structure and in the people who work in the organisation
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Le propos est de montrer comment, aujourdâ€™hui, dans les pays de culture musulmane, notamment dans les pays du Maghreb, se rÃ©articule, se construit et se noue autour de la rÃ©forme du statut personnel ou de la famille, un systÃ¨me de normativitÃ© oÃ¹ droit et religion, tradition et modernitÃ©, droits universels et spÃ©cificitÃ©s culturelles et identitaires, sont en Â«Ã©quilibre transactionnel Â» (pour reprendre une formule chÃ¨re Ã  Jacques Berque). Il est donc important de retracer la gen
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Basics of Asthma Treatment
In this professional video, a doctor explains what happens in an asthma attack and how asthma treatments work to alleviate the problem. Pictures help to illustrate the points that are made. Both medical and preventative measures are discussed. Grades 6-12. 3:18 min.
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In the table below is a checklist to help you apply the PROMPT criteria, adapted from the Open University Safari. You can use this to help you evaluate a website.

PROMPTSite 1Site 2Site 3
Presentation
Is the information clearly c
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How to Grow a Sweet Potato Plant
In this clip learn how to grow a sweet potato plant, also known as ipomoea.  A gardener gives historical information about the sweet potato and explains how to plant it in a lush, warm climate while providing plenty of moisture to keep the soil damp. A growing tip is to avoid cold weather exposure when growing sweet potato vines.

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Greetings for Special Occasions- Beginner Spanish
This is a video introducing polite and friendly phrases in Spanish that can be used to greet others on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. The phrases are shown both in English and in Spanish and the Spanish pronunciation is repeated several times.
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Ancient Warriors - The Spartans 3/3
This segment starts with a battle re-enactment of the Spartan army. This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students.
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"Where the wild things are" is one of the greatest selling children's books of all time, and a book I am sure every teacher has shared with their class at least once.

Today, Maurice Sendak the author of "Where the wild things ar
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U.S. Primaries: A Theatre of the Absurd?
American votersâ€™ anxiety over their future is feeding a rise in political extremism. Is this the death rattle of the American Dream?
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Domestic Animals
In this video they discuss what domestic animals are and gives some examples of domestic animals.Â  Some domestic animals they show are cats, dogs, horses, cows, and pigs.
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Anna and the French Kiss
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Confederate vs. Union Soldiers
Where the soldiers came from, a third were immigrants to the country, and the differences between the two in terms of what they were fighting for and how they lived. Good insights that bring a human touch to understanding the Civil War. 2:38
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How J.D. Power III Transformed the Auto Industry
In 1968, J.D. Power III took the radical step of soliciting customer feedback about cars through consumer surveys. In a recent interview, Power discussed the company's origins with Wharton's John Paul MacDuffie.
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