What does multimodality mean for English?: creative tensions in teaching new texts and new literacie
The argument for a pedagogy which embraces visual and multimodal representation is well established in academic circles (Kress & Van Leeuwen, 1996; New London Group, 1996; Cope & Kalantzis, 2000) and a plethora of literacies congregate around the ever-expanding subject English as the prime site for innovation and development. This paper will focus on one exploratory case study from the Economic and Social Research Council InterActive Education Project1 to examine how working with multimodal text
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The devil's in the details - regulating financial innovation
With elections in India in a few months, the war on terror must be squarely at the centre of the political agenda. Not far away will be regulation of finance. As Sonia Gandhi put it, the poor had nothing to do with fancy sounding financial instruments. The livelihoods of the poor are at great risk now that financial globalisation has spread the damaging effects of some types of innovative finance across the world. Dr Paul Kattuman looks at the unintended consequences of complex, unproven financi
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The Why and How of 'Human Action'
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Activity answers

Study Note: As outlined in the text I have not provided answers to all Activities. This is for two reasons:

  1. For some activities only you can devise the answer and any I gave would be distracting or unhelpful.

  2. For others in-text answers are given.


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Ping 238: Microsoft Band update, experimental apps, Johnnie Walker gets smart | Ping!

Welcome back to Ping! We talk about the return of robot combat return to television, we chat about a one-way ticket to Mars on the space desk, and more stories that 'softies are pinging each other about...

[00:43] Comments from last week (BattleBots)

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Group portrait in the grounds of The Priory, Wherwell, Hampshire. Members of the Iremonger family, owners of The Priory from the mid-18th century until 1914, are probably among those trying to look relaxed beside the River Test. Another photographer, with camera and tripod, is standing at the back of the group. The Priory was originally built in the early 18t
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2 Preparing for the course

You are required to engage with some preparatory work before the start of the course. The first activity – ‘Preparation of research summary’ – will allow us to orient the various sessions towards your specific experiences. Please complete this activity now following the instructions provided below.

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Building a Business: Marketing and Product Development
Patrick Mawhood, Head of Product Manufacturing at Sky IQ, presents the 5th lecture of the 2011/12 Building a Business lecture series.
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2èmes États Généraux de la Formation et de la Recherche Médicales - Réussite des ...

Titre : 2èmes États Généraux de la Formation et de la Recherche Médicales - Réussite des étudiants à l'entrée des études en Santé - Une formation professionnelle


Intervenant : Cécile GORE, ANEMF

Objectifs pédagogiques et Présentations

- Actualité d’une réflexion sociétale à propos du système en cours : le
modèle d’un concours sélectif est-il pertinent ...
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How to Draw a Realistic Eye
This is a video of drawing specialist Mark Crilley showing you the step by step process of drawing a realistic eye.  As he draws the eye, he talks you through it step by step and doesn't leave out any detail.   (10:16)
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"The Next Great Clash"
levin coverA talk by Michael Levin. In The Next Great Clash, Michael Levin presents evidence of a global political order on the verge of a historic power shift from West to East. A reemerging China is the only nation with the latent capacity to challenge American hegemony, and Levin demonstrates that such challenges to the status quo usually lead to war. From the World Beyo
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Far from Moscow
Far from Moscow, "a portal designed to showcase new music from Russia", has been created by a member of academic staff at the University of California, David MacFadyen. MacFadyen started the website to satisfy a wish for knowledge about popular Russian music. The website Far from Moscow covers all types of genres of music, all created in Russia, such as rock, pop, electronic, experimental, instrumental, folk, Latin, jazz, reggae and easy listening. The website features audio and video elements f
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5 Conclusion

Domesticated organisms evolve in artificial environments under artificial selection, and opportunistic or enforced hybridisation often occurs between species that would not normally interbreed. Natural selection cannot be eliminated and continues to operate. At least two different forms of dwarfism are common in domesticated livestock and humans, but only the rarer midget type of dwarfism occurs in wild lineages. Domesticated mammals and birds have distinctive patterns of skin pigmentation th
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Irrigation and Ancient Egypt
This video is in lecture format and discusses how the use of irrigation, hieroglyphics, architecture (pyramids,sphinx, obelisks), geographic placement (Nile River), and cultural and religious beliefs helped lead Ancient Egypt to be a dominant civilization. (27:34)
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3.5 Consumer behaviour models

Many theorists have developed models of consumer behaviour. Some of these focus on the factors which influence behaviour (such as the model in Figure 1). Others emphasise the stages which consumers go through as they make their decisions to engage in a particular behaviour. Many adopt the ‘belief–feeling–behavioural intention
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DNA Replication
This is a very simplified overview of the process of how DNA is copied to make a new strand. Animation with narration. Grades 5-12. This video includes closed captioning. (01:03)
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of problems associated with defining the Nature of Science

  • write in an informed way about the purposes of compulsory science education

  • be aware of the educational complications and implications associated with the phrase ‘the public understanding of science’

  • show an ability to comment critically on curriculum proposals that aim to promote science citiz
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 2D shapes
Images of 2D shapes with formula for calculating area square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, pythagorean theorem, circle, circular sector, circular ring
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1.1 The transition from planning to action

In working on a project, it is sometimes difficult to make the transition from planning to action. It usually falls to the manager, as leader of the project, to make sure that activities are started; but not before it is clear who should carry out which tasks, and when. The first step for the project manager is to ensure that the plan is communicated to those who will be working on the project. It is not always safe to assume that others will understand the plan or its implications, particula
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