5 Effective communication

The purpose of this assessment unit is for you to create a portfolio of your work to represent you as an effective communicator within your study or work activities. This will involve using criteria to help you select examples of your work that clearly show you can use and improve your communication skills. However, by far the most important aim is that you can use this assessment process to support your learning and improve your performance overall.

Communicating effectively involves a
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MacRetina
MacRetina simulates data from retinal ganglion cells in the eye to the brain. By sampling neural activity while stimulating the retina with small spots of light, students can see the dynamic excitatory and inhibitory responses of these neurons in the simulation, and map the organization of the retinal region that drives the cell's receptive field. MacRetina is modeled accurately on published data and is a realistic simulation of a lab experiment that would otherwise be beyond the reach of the
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3.2 Exploring your quality of life
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
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1.5.1 Rhetoric and rigour
Are you about to undertake a PhD in science, technology or mathematics? If so, this unit will help you to examine your work processes. You will consider and develop the nature of postgraduate work and look at the planning of work needed at doctoral level.
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Game::Business::Law -- Digital Distribution
The third annual international conference on the business and law of video games, held at SMU in January 2011, had a panel session on the numerous legal issues and obstacles of digital distribution.
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Collaborative Work During Interventional Radiological Procedures Based on a Multicast Satellite-Terr
Collaboration is a key requirement in several contemporary interventional radiology procedures (IRPs). This work proposes a multicast hybrid satellite system capable of supporting advanced IRP collaboration, and evaluates its feasibility and applicability. Following a detailed IRP requirements study, we have developed a system which supports IRP collaboration through the employment of a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network, a prototype multicast version of wavelet based interactive communication
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TRMM Rainmap for September 1998: North Africa
Monthly average rainfall over northern Africa for September 1998 as measured by TRMM. High rainfall rates are in red.
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Life in the City
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. That from tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plant
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Speed of Ascent
In this video segment from Cyberchase, Hacker and the CyberSquad race to reach the Good Vibration on staircases that grow at different rates and have steps of varying sizes.
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Improved transport shipment of different varieties of bananas
A report on the study done to (1) identify the existing handling practices in the transport shipment of bananas using the modified non-refrigerated vans, (2) determine the profitability of the existing and improved practices in banana transport, (3) reduce losses in mixed varieties of banana through development of local and export-oriented postharvest technology packages, (4) create awareness of the basic concepts of handling, packaging, storage and transport of bananas and; (5) develop product
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2.1 Understanding an artist's art
Accounts of Caravaggio's life are filled with suggestions of murder and intrigue. But does knowing more about this dark artist's experiences help us to interpret his art? Or does understanding his motivations cloud their true meaning? This unit explores the biographical monograph, one of the most common forms of art history writing.
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8 Improving your study reading skills
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
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4 Starting your learning contract
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
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Learn with Pictures and Video S2 #20 - Don’t Shop in Spanish Without These Words
You’re at the Mall of Spain, and you can’t get over how huge it is! It’s so big that you get a little overwhelmed and forget the Spanish words for what you came to buy. You look in a few stores and speak Spanish with a few people, and quickly you regain the confidence you [...]
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Een kleine test: Voornaamwoorden, internetverkoop, moderne kruisvaarders, tien tips voor mediarelati
U legt een aantal kleine tests af over bovenstaande onderwerpen
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Sunday Service - 4/10/2011 - Sam Wells
A service of Sunday worship in Duke University Chapel. The Reverend Dr Samuel Wells delivers a sermon entitled "Can These Dry Bones Live?." Ezekiel 37:1-14 John 11:1-44 Bulletin: http://bit.ly/eWmBWx Sermon: http://bit.ly/fYR1c0
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The Spotlight - Math + Stats = Charity Talent Night
Features the annual Math and Stats Society Charity Talent Night. This event provides an opportunity for McMaster's Science students to showcase their talents while raising money for a good cause.
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Proof You Went Psychotic Last Night
What happens when we sleep? In this short clip from a larger segment Matt Walker argues that we all went psychotic last night. (02:23)
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Seasons of the Year-Learn About Winter
In this video young students will learn about the season of winter. There are beautiful photographs illustrating various scenes of winter. There is no commentary and orchestra music plays in the background. This is a wonderful resource for introducing seasons and/or holidays in the classroom. Content is appropriate for the early childhood and/or preschool classroom. (2:45)
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