12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Ecological Theory (MIT)
In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on ecological theory. Emphasis will be on providing a theoretical and phenomenological foundation for the study of computational models. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions.
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1 Lights – can DV illuminate teaching?

TV, mobiles, gaming consoles – students interact with digital media every day. Indeed, inbuilt digital cameras on mobiles have become increasingly popular with a generation that demands the freedom to interact with digital imagery any time, anywhere. If this need can be harnessed, digital media has an important and powerful role to play in education.

Do you want to engage students in a lesson that will encourage the development skills listed below:


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8.2 Writing in your own words

Active reading, or reading and thinking, are bound up with writing in your own words. If you read materials in a passive way, you are much more likely to copy out chunks word for word when you are note taking, and in the process generate very long notes indeed! Similarly, if you do not spend time thinking about what you have read, asking questions and checking your understanding, you will be tempted to copy out difficult bits or simply try to reorder the author's words. In the latter case you
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Mythology in German literature "Medea"
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. We are surrounded by materials from and references to ancient mythology: we talk about the Oedipus-complex, name spaceships Apollo and powerful detergents Ajax, have songs about Cupid drawing back his bow and associate Oedipus with Freud rather than Sophocles, Ulysses with James Joyce rather than Homer. Literature, in particular, uses ancient mythology as a rich source to describ
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PE.740 Fencing (MIT)
This course is intended to provide students with the fundamentals of fencing, including footwork, bladework, bouting and refereeing. It will allow students to develop the ability to analyze a fencing bout, and promotes creativity in applying acquired skills in a fencing bout.
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Eye control glasses offer new world to severely disabled
Sept. 9 - British scientists have paired video game console cameras with a pair of ordinary glasses to create an eye control device that will allow the severely disabled to use a computer. The device costs just $US65, a price could make it accessible to thousands who are unable to operate a keyboard. Jim Drury reports.
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3.4 Describing your ethnicity

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The list of ‘ethnic’ groups below is taken from the UK census of 2001. Read through the list and then decide which term best describes you.

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7.342 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic (MIT)
This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. In 1971, President Nixon declared the "War on Cancer," but after three decades the war is still raging. How much progress have we made toward winning the war and what are we doing to improve the f
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1.2.3 Stage 1: Preparation

Numbers and diagrams are highly abstract and condensed summaries of the world. They require a degree of mental effort to bridge the gap between them and the aspects of the ‘real’ world they stand for. Approach them slowly and with care, allowing yourself time to get the feel of what you are looking at. Don't assume you already know what you are looking at.


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The Universe - Beyond the Big Bang
What caused the 'Big Bang"? This hour-and-a-half long video is from the History Channel. Excellent quality.
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Introduction

Inspired by the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, the intellectuals of eighteenth-century Europe launched a dazzling programme for the extension of knowledge and for the promotion of human welfare. Their programme has become known as the ‘Enlightenment’ and their age is often called the ‘Age of Enlightenment’.

This unit is concerned with science in Scotland, one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking. Writers speak of the mid-eighteenth century as
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Informal learning in early teacher development
In the context of increasing expansion of a competence – based model of teacher development, the counter-balance of a more articulate description and explanation of informal learning is urgently required. Our first use of the term in the context of professional learning emerged from preliminary theorising on the experience of learning to teach from the narrative data of beginners. It was invoked to describe learning that seemed to take place outside the formal structures and prescriptions of p
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By the end of this lesson you will be able to explain what the right to strike means and what the limits are. You will be able to gather information, summarize it and pass it on.
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3.3.3 Reassembling the parts

As the wreckage was pulled from the river it was examined and identified, and any failures of the metal components were recognised and tagged. This was a mammoth task, given that virtually the whole bridge had fallen into the water, including all the road decks, trusses, chains and hangers, eye bars and the two towers. The parts were then reassembled and all the failed or fractured components photographed and catalogued. Over 90 per cent of the bridge components were collected together and re
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Understanding Contemporary Art
Introduces the concepts and characteristics of contemporary art, artists and their works. Through this course, one can understand contemporary art and enjoy various arts and culture activities
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2.5 Corrosion processes: galvanic series

A similar concept to the electrochemical series that has been used by engineers for many years is the galvanic series (one example of which is shown in Table 2: here the list should be read down the columns rather than across the rows). It ranks metals and alloys in order of reactivity or
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4.195 Special Problems in Architectural Design (MIT)
This class focuses on representation tools used by architects during the design process and attempts to discuss the relationship they develop with the object of design. Representation plays a key role in architectural design, not only as a medium of conveying and narrating a determined meaning or a preconceived idea, but also as a code of creating new meaning, while the medium seeks to establish a relationship with itself. In this sense, mediums of representation, as external parameters to the d
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3.2 Dissolved oxygen

Organic and inorganic nutrients are the basic food supply essential for maintaining the plants and animals in natural watercourses. Equally essential to aquatic life is a supply of oxygen, needed for respiration. Oxygen dissolved in the water is also needed in the biodegradation of organic matter by aerobic (oxygen-consuming) bacteria. A measure of this oxygen demand can be obtained experimentally and is defined as the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The BOD i
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