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5.2 Developing a strategy

In developing a strategy for improving your IT skills you are aiming to:

  • identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IT skills;

  • establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and targets for meeting them;

  • identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libraries
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Enhancing oral skills
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. Enhancing Oral Skills (EOS) is a project aimed to provide French beginners with listening activities available on the University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus) platform WebCT (Virtual Self-Access Centre) for their self-study at the very first stage of their learning. The activities have been created taking into account the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF
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How Do You Measure Snowfall?
There are several ways to measure snowfall, including sticking a ruler in the snow, but the more scientific way involves measuring several spots and determining the average. (02:03)
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2.1 England

England played a dominant role in the medieval history of Britain, and the history of the UK is undoubtedly the history of the political and cultural power of England in comparison to Scotland, Wales and Ireland. In the making of the UK, each component nation played a different role: the English and Scottish kingdoms, the incorporation of Wales into the English Crown, and the subjugation of Ireland. The making of the UK was complex and fraught with violent confrontations, particularly virule
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Learning From Mah Jong - Towards a Multi-Agent System that can Recognize Graphic Units
Sketching is a major means of exploiting the first conceptual developments in architectural design. If we want to support the architect in the ideas-developing phase of design, then we need to understand the conventions of depiction and encoding in drawings. The theory of graphic units provides an extended list of such conventions that are widely used. We propose that a multi-agent system for recognition of graphic units in drawings is fruitful: agents can specialize in graphic units, a multi-ag
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9.5 Tables

Using a table or just a set of columns can help you to analyse information and ideas. You can vary the number of columns and rows as needed. The following activity provides an opportunity for you to summarise information in a table.

Activity 7: Completing a table


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Cancer Science App for iOS
'Keep up to date with developments in the field of oncology even faster, with complete issues available in the new app. Enjoy a new level of personalized browsing and reading with:▶Readable, print-like experience enhanced with dynamic figures, tables, and references▶Rapid access to breaking research: Early View articles updated as they publish▶Adjustable text and table sizing with “pinch and zoom”▶Download articles and issues for offline perusal▶Email and social media shari
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5.2.1 Identify opportunities for using IT skills

Where and how will you use information technology skills over the next 3–4 months? You may need IT to help you search for, develop, exchange and present information, including text, images and numbers. You may have to learn how to use a new software package, use email or computer conferencing, or search for, select and evaluate information from the Internet or online sources. Spend some time thinking about your study or work requirements and what opportunities you will have or can create to
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4.3.3 Communicate relevant information

A main outcome of this key skill is that you will be able to communicate complex information orally, visually and through writing.

Complex subjects are those that include a number of ideas, some of which may be abstract, very detailed, difficult to follow or require you to deal with sensitive issues or the interpretation of others’ viewpoints. Communicating information at this level may involve using technical vocabulary, carefully structuring what you say and/or write, and using diag
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Sistema Judicial Español (2012)
La asignatura es la primera de las dedicadas específicamente al estudio del Derecho Procesal en el Grado en Derecho. Proporciona conocimientos básicos acerca de los tres conceptos fundamentales del Derecho Procesal (jurisdicción, acción y proceso).
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1.3.5 Images

Images can also be found online. Some useful Image databases are:

Flickr The Arts and Humanities Data Service is a national service setup to collect, describe, and preserve the electronic resources which result from research and teaching in the humanities. It encourages scholarly use of
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References

Ashworth, P. (2003) ‘An approach to phenomenological psychology: the contingencies of the lifeworld’, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 145–56.
Bordo, S. (1993) Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press.
Burkitt, I. (1999) Bodies of Thought: Embodiment, Identity and M
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7.5.3 Monitor and critically reflect on your use of number skills

As you use number skills in your work, refer back to the outcomes you hope to achieve and the goals you have set yourself. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • am I on track to achieve my outcomes?

  • what difficulties in using numerical or mathematical techniques have I experienced and what have I done about them?

  • how have the choices and decisions I made impacted on the quality of my work?

  • do I need to make
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Money talks: G7 handshakes at dawn

How President Trump turned his back on the G7 summit joint agreement. Sir Paul Tucker, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, tells us when power should be delegated to technocrats.   And can the solar industry survive without subsidies?


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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 9th 2018 edition

Although Donald Trump may strike a deal with North Korea after this week’s historic summit, in the long run his destructive approach to foreign policy will damage America and the world. Plus, the remote villages in rural China receiving express delivery by drone. And is the beautiful game a religion, a science or a fine art? Richard Cockett hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)


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The week ahead: Demolition man

How will President Trump’s wrecking ball approach to foreign policy harm America and the world? And Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, tell us why Canadians will not cower to Mr Trump on NAFTA. Also, the World Cup kicks-off next week. Which country will dominate the beautiful game? 


Daniel Franklin hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK) 


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This course explores perspectives in the policy process - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes using frameworks including economics and markets, law, and business and management. Methods include cost/benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and system dynamics. Exercises include developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal issues; simulation exer
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3.6.1 Seek and actively use feedback to achieve your targets

Feedback can be an important aspect of improving your performance, but it can also have a negative effect if you take it too personally or if the giver is not skilled in offering feedback in a positive and constructive way. Feedback should not just be a matter of pointing out what you have done wrong; it should help confirm what you are doing well and give you pointers as to how you might improve in other areas. One important thing to remember when dealing with feedback is that the giver is c
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College Student's Financial Survival Guide
This 1:43 video helps students understand the problems with managing money when they go to college. The lessons here can be applied to any age level, though. Several ideas are given as well as the importance of having a good credit rating.
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1.2.6 Encounters with death

Although we each die only once, there may be many a brush with death throughout the course of a person’s life. The experience of having been close to death can have a major impact on the way in which a person continues living. For Elaine, the awareness that she might be about to die has affected the way she lives now that her prognosis is good. She describes herself as prepared for death and impatient of those who are not. She also has difficulty entering fully back into life.


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