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5.4 Dundee, jute and empire

This course focuses on the economics of empire, and, in particular, of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century. The theme of producers and consumers is central.

The course starts by introducing some of the debates surrounding the economics of British imperialism. It then goes on to explore how empire and imperial trade shaped economic structures and urban society in late nineteenth-century Britain.

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1 People right from the start

In this course you will meet the family that you read about in the Introduction and find out some of the things very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and relationships from birth. You will look at what they need from other adults and children, and what they can learn. Using video extracts, you will observe and listen to young babies in action and learn from them. If you are a parent or carer you can consider your role in helping to give babi
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5.2 Comparing WiFi and Bluetooth

Activity 20: self-assessment

Autism speaks, Missouri State listens: 2012 Public Affairs Conference
This presentation provides information about autism, shares these students' unique experiences and tries to promote more involvement from Missouri State, as well as the community. As part of the "Distinction in public affairs student presentations," presentations by student groups reported the findings of research dealing with a contemporary social issues that affects our community. Each presentation identified and critically explored how the three pillars of MSU's public affairs mission relate
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David Roentgen: Apollo Clock
David Roentgen: Apollo Clock

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21L.703 Studies in Drama: Stoppard and Churchill (MIT)
What is the interplay between an event and its "frames"? What is special and distinctive about stage events? How and why do contemporary dramatists turn back in time for their settings, models, and materials? How do they play with this material to create performance pieces of importance and delight for modern audiences? How do they create distinct, fresh perspectives using the stage in an era of mass and multi-media? What is the implied audience for these plays, and how does that clash or coinci
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Kathleen Reed, Lutheran Chaplain at Harvard
This interview is one in a series of chaplain interviews.
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Google Places With Hotpot-Internet Search Recommendation
Hotpot is a new local recommendation engine for Google Places, powered by you and your friends. Hotpot can help recommend places depending on your own personal searches. Learn more at google.com/places. Basic information on Internet searching (01:22).
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4.1 Underlining and highlighting

To be able to make sense of what you are reading, you need to read actively. One method that can help is to use a pen.

Activity 2

Did you underline or highlight any words as you read the Layard article? If not
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Information Pioneers: Sir Tim Berners-Lee
This six minute video explains how the world wide web came to be and the rules that were used to start it including everything being free to join. The connections are stressed as well as how the developer is still working on creating a more sophisticated web. A good review of why the web was created as well as how it came into being.
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4.3 Does writing on a book seem wrong?

Obviously you have to take into account whether you own the text you are studying and, if so, whether you intend to keep it. Does it seem extravagant to write on a book and make it unfit for selling on? How important to you is selling it? Is it really a saving? If a book is importan
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Barry Goldensohn Reads Selected Poems

Poet Barry Goldensohn reads "The Hundred Yard Dash Man," "Back Roads," and "Driving Westward to San Diego," and speaks with Jana Prikryl about his life and work.


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1 Why sustainable energy matters

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century must surely be that of giving everyone on the planet access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies.

Throughout history, the use of energy has been central to the functioning and development of human societies. But during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, humanity learned how to harness the highly-concentrated forms of energy contained within fossil fuels. These provided the power that drove the
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Opening Ceremony (audio)


Welcome addresses by:

• The Conference organisers
Pierre-Cyrille HAUTCOEUR (President, EHESS)

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Great Principles of Computing
Prof. Peter Denning Naval Postgraduate School April 7, 2006 -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Computer Science Colloquium 2006 Sponsored by the Purdue University Department of Computer Science
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3.7 Writing clearly

A final point that emerged from our analysis of Philip's and Hansa's essays was that a good essay is easy to read. Grand-sounding phrases and elaborate sentences do not make an essay impressive. Clarity and economy are what count. Such ease of reading is achieved at several levels.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss the main challenges facing disabled students with respect to eLearning.

  • have an understanding of the types of technology used by disabled students.

  • consider what adjustments you might make in creating eLearning materials to ensure they are accessible and usable.

  • consider appropriate ways to evaluate the accessibility and usability of your eLearning materials.


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Season 1 – Lesson 24 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this episode:

In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara introduce the necessary language for staying on a campsite in a Spanish-speaking country, from tent hire to shower blocks! They also cover the alphabet and the variations in certain letters in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world.

Please note that lesson 24 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 124 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-4
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The week ahead: Arab youth in revolt
Christopher Lockwood looks ahead at how disgruntled young people are continuing to destabilise the Arab world. Also this week: the consequences of ANC decline in South Africa's municipal elections, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a pivotal decision on nuclear energy in Britain
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