Introduction

This course introduces the important distinction between our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch and the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities. Concepts of the analogue universe in which we live and the digital world we create are explained. The way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world is explored.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1
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Drinking Coffee in Space
Drinking from a cup out in space is very difficult to do. Dr. Don Pettit demonstrates a zero-gravity coffee cup designed aboard the International Space Station. (02:41)
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Education@Google: Class Size = 1 Billion, MIT OpenCourseWare's Goal for the Next Decade
Ten years ago, MIT helped launch a revolution in access to education when it announced it would place the core teaching materials from its entire curriculum online for anyone to use at no charge. Today, MIT OpenCourseWare shares materials from more than 2,000 MIT courses and more than 250 universities around the world have joined MIT in publishing their own course materials openly. Sites like YouTube.edu, Khan Academy, OpenStudy.com have emerged to explore this new territory of informal online l
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Gesture Drawing with Chris Warner (Otis College)
Otis faculty Chris Warner teaches helpful techniques for Gesture Drawing used in Life Drawing class
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Introduction

Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it's likely that you'll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You'll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This course will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This course can be used in conjunction with openlearn course LDT_4 More working with charts, graphs and tables, which looks into more ways to present statistical
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5 Play structure

Just like a novel or a poem, a play will have some sort of structure. The traditional plot of a play will consist of an exposition, action leading to a climax, and a denouement or resolution. A certain amount of information about characters and events is necessary at the start of a play, and sometimes an explanation of what has happened in the past is required for the audience to make sense of what is to follow: all this is accomplished through the exposition. Some skill
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4.2 Sound and light input

Figure 5 shows a model of a camcorder at a lower level of abstraction than Figure 4, concentrating on the input of light and sound.

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3.8 How computers work with numbers

Today's mass media wrap computers in a damaging myth. The message of TV thrillers seems to be that computers are inscrutable, subtle devices, far beyond the ordinary person's comprehension. Only spectacularly gifted, young, ‘cool’ people seem to be capable of working with them successfully. For such individuals, a few clicks on the keyboard work miracles. The myth suggests that when we less gifted mortals use a computer and something goes wrong, it's our fault. We're simply too stupid for
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4.3 Nuclear fuel transport and processing

Most radioactive materials connected with the UK nuclear power industry are transported by rail in massive transport flasks which have been shown in tests to survive high-speed impacts without fracturing. In fact, it is the highly radioactive spent nuclear fuels being transported to reprocessing sites that constitute the greatest danger.

Power stations unavoidably discharge radioactive gases to the atmosphere, but these escapes are sufficiently dilute not to be regarded as clinically ha
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Bullying Prevention
This module explores the problem of bullying in schools and what can be done about it. Objectives include providing participants with the ability to: * State definitions and types of bullying * List the short and long-term effects of bullying * Describe places where bullying happens * State examples of effective and appropriate bullying interventions * Describe the roles of parents, siblings and others in preventing bullying * Recognize the requirements of a school bullying prevention program *
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3.1 Belonging to a group

Because work groups are of central significance in the functioning of an organisation they have been studied intensively, and much has been written about group processes. In this reading it would be inappropriate to attempt to review this vast literature, which covers an enormous range of topics and aspects of groups. Instead, I focus attention here on two particular aspects of groups. First, I examine the nature of the contracts within a group: what it is that people gain from belonging to a
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Pair Bonding: Twins Reflect on Time at Duke
Two sets of twins spent the last four years together as students at Duke University. They discuss what being a twin means for their relationships and identity.
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社会理工学国際特別演習(経営)第一
Through presentation sessions on recent articles in academic journals in our fields: - To share recent knowledge in cutting-edge researches in research fields in our departments. - To discover novel viewpoints through discussions and bring them back to own research problems. - To improve presentation skills based on own experiences, feedback from others, as well as observation of others.
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The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Technical Paper 5 - Characteristics
This paper reports on interviews conducted with the managers of the EPPE pre-school centres. This interview was designed to provide information likely to help differentiate effectiveness in pre-school settings by contextualising information from observational profiles (reported in Technical Paper 6 in this series), other interviews with centre managers (reported in Technical Paper 3) and case studies (reported in Technical Paper 10). The paper reports on wide differences in provision across the
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How to Have a Good Day [Audio]
Speaker(s): Caroline Webb | Behavioural economics has the capacity to transform our everyday lives. Caroline Webb will demonstrate how easy it is to use science-based strategies to boost effectiveness, happiness and productivity. Caroline Webb (@Caroline_Webb_) is CEO of Sevenshift and External Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company. Caroline's new book is How To Have A Good Day: Think Bigger, Feel Better and Transform Your Working Life. Connson Locke is Senior Lecturer in Practice. Dr Locke's res
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Getting Started: 16 Animating bones
Create bone systems to easily create animated hinge effects. Generate complex animations using a bone system. Preview an animation and test a movie.
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First manned hydrogen balloon CVS01_01_015

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Tales of balloon flight. A hand-coloured engraving of a balloon ascending above a large crowd. This engraving may depict the first manned hydrogen balloon flight by Jacques Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert, who launched from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris on 1st December 1783. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892.
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Introduction

Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities.The term ‘vitamin’ was not coined until early in the 20th century, to describe those chemicals in food without which a pattern of deficiency symptoms (often called a deficiency syndrome) occurs. Minerals, also called mineral elements, are those elements other than carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen that are found in the body.

This unit looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins A, D,
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Evolution of Media for Early Design Stages
In this paper the evolution of media used at early design stages will be considered. In traditional methods of searching and presenting the design idea, the basic tool used was the graphic representation. Implementation of new digital techniques in 60s - 70s focused on the mathematical way ofrepresentation. These methods were ?not architect friendly? (lack of graphic representation traditionally used by architects). As a result, the development of methods for digital support of form searching wa
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Concept maps
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Xerte A critical discussion of the widespread use of objectives or learning outcomes in course design in higher education, with reference to the Open University in particular. A discussion of the merits of concept mapping instead. Includes examples of both types of design device

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