Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

SIC : Système Interactif de Conception
SIC est un environnement logiciel de recherche en modélisation pour les Sciences de l'Ingénieur. Ses principaux champs d'application actuels sont la mécanique des solides et des structures, la thermique, ainsi que leurs disciplines associées. SIC constituait à l'origine une plate-forme de co-développement et d'échange pour un réseau de laboratoires et d'industriels. Les caractéristiques majeures de SIC sont : un catalogue de modules compatibles, la communication entre les modules avec d
Author(s): Frédéric Golay

License information
Related content

SIC est un logiciel universitaire de recherches, non commercialisé. Les principales règles qui régissent les accès à SIC sont spécifiées dans une convention de collaboration. Pour plus d'inform

6 Technical glossary

This glossary is intended to provide a basic explanation of how a number of common mathematical terms are used. Definitions can be very slippery and confusing, and at worst can replace one difficult term with a large number of other difficult terms. Therefore, where an easy definition is available it is provided here, where this has not been possible an example is used. If you require more detailed or complete definitions, you should refer to one of the very good mathematical dictionaries tha
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Study Skills
Description not set
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Acknowledgements

This course is subject to Creative Commons licence (attribution, non commercial, non derivative). For copyright reasons any third party materials must not be used in isolation from the course or for any other purpose. Acknowledgements must always accompany use of course. Any adverts contained in this course are for the purposes of academic analysis only and d
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

The PROMPT checklist

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
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Flat Stanley Down Under
See Flat Stanley's trip to Australia in this lovely slide show set to music.  Music is in " Down Under" style.  ( 2:46)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
This is video about John Steinbeck and his great American novel, The Grapes of Wrath.  The novel is about the westward migration of people during the dust bowl in the Depression of the 1930's.  There is actual footage from the depression of the 1930's in this video.

Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Lesson 03 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 3 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you can speak a little Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Misa Grannis: Decalcifying the City
Architecture Final Reviews: Presented by the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts. Filmed at CCA's San Francisco campus April 27--29, 2012, 9 a.m.--7 p.m. The fixed roots and long and costly timelines of permanent structures prevent them from keeping pace with their inhabitants, resulting in wasted investments and neighborhood stagnation. This thesis proposes to reconcile the slowness of the permanent city with the speed of urban life through a reinterpretation of the territor
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

#387: Team positive: Taking the science of wellbeing to a systems level

Research psychologist Associate Professor Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology and wellbeing literacy, once largely focused on the individual, are being taken to a group level to promote healthier, more skillful interactions in organisations and human networks. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.


Author(s): up-close@unimelb.edu.au (University of Melbourne)

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Geographic Regions
This video discusses the geographic regions of the United States. It describes the different regions, where they are, and what the landscape is like. Video is of good quality and appropriate for students studying the United States Regions.(Amateur video)

Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Conversations with History - Philip Bobbitt
"Law, Strategy and the Transformation of the State" Philip Bobbitt, Wechsler Professor of Law, Columbia University Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Philip Bobbitt for a discussion of his book, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History. Bobbitt explores the dynamic relationship between constitution and strategy and its consequences for the transformation of the state. In modern history, epochal wars are fought and then settlements reached that legitimate changes in t
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

7 Conclusion

We have explored nations, national self-determination and secession as living political ideas. Perhaps the key points to emerge from the discussion are that:

  • the nation-state is the basic political community in the contemporary world, despite regional and global challenges;

  • subjective approaches to defining nations, prioritising awareness of belonging to a national group, have advantages over efforts to construct objective definitions;
    Author(s): The Open University

    License information
    Related content

    Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Interrelationships between the temples of Central Java (video)

A number of suggestions have been made on interrelationships between Central Javanese temples, Borobudur, Pawon, Mendut, Sewu, and Loro Jonggrang. Also, a number of different suggestions have been made to place the monuments chronologically within the framework of Central Javanese history. In this lecture I wish to contribute to the discussions on interrelationships between Central Javanese temples on the basis of a study of the ornamentation adorning the Central Javanese temples.


Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Teaching Tip: Improve Reading Comprehension with Video
This video talks about using using short video clips to spark student interest and indrease reading comprehension. The commentator mentions a website an instgructor could use to improve reading comprehension, however, an educator could use this website (WatchKnow) to garner the same kind of results.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The Feminine Form of Adjectives - Lesson 16 by Learn French KnowledgeWish
Learn how to change a masculine adjective into its feminine form. (13:01)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Britain and the EU: a view from the European Parliament [Audio]
Speaker(s): Martin Schulz | Turbulent times, multiple challenges, permanent crisis mode. Can Europe cope? Are nation states better off alone? Is the EU just a scapegoat? Join us at this lecture to find out why Martin Schulz thinks that the EU, despite its present bad shape, remains the answer to global problems and needs fixing not ditching. Martin Schulz (@EP_President) is President of the European Parliament. He was born in 1955 and grew up in Hehlrath Germany. Aged 31, he was elected as the y
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

4.14 A final word

I've looked at specific techniques for taking features of our analogue world across the boundary into the digital realm. All these methods have worked along the same lines – a two-step process consisting of:

  1. breaking the target into parts; and

  2. mapping each part onto a binary number.

But I want to remind you of two points. First, we are not restricted to visual or sound information. Using the same strategy, we can take <
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

1.6.2 Joining the Euro-zone

For all the new members there will be a process of ‘catching up’ with the older members before the former can join the Euro-zone. The GDP gap between them remains considerable. In 2002 the GDP per capita was 60 per cent of the EU average for Slovenia and the Czech Republic (in PPP terms (see the footnote to Author(s): The Open University