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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 16th 2018 edition

Around the world, from Turkey to Venezuela, democracy is in trouble – the least-bad system of government ever devised needs defenders. Also, why nearly half of businesses in Sicily still pay protection money to the Mafia. And a dispatch from the land of the midnight sun. Anne McElvoy hosts


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Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz2
Interactive quiz explaining requiring the student to calculate the time required to carry out excavation work (see also quiz 1 and video).
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Devices of Wonder: Cinema through the Ages

The Devices of Wonder Web site explores the ancestors of modern cinema, cyborgs, and other optical devices. The Web site was created in conjunction with an exhibition, which presented the parlor games, natural wonders, moving image devices, and scientific instruments that have entertained and educate
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1.2 Decimal points

Suppose you have less than one of any particular unit: how would you represent that using the decimal system?

Well, we've already seen that decimal numbers rely on a positional system, in which values get smaller by factors of ten as you read from left to right. If we continue doing this, then the number to the right of a single unit represents tenths of that unit. A decimal point is then used to mark the boundary between the whole units and tenths of that unit.

For instanc
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Measuring Health and Disease 1: Introduction to Epidemiology
This module aims to enhance the measurement skills essential for effective Public Health practice. It complements the other modules and lays the foundation for further study or work in the field of Epidemiology and health research. It provides an introduction to the concepts, methods and role of Epidemiology in Public Health and provides a variety of tools for the assessment and interpretation of health problems.
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6.6.1 Organise and clearly present information

Organise the results of your searches so that you can use them to support and illustrate your arguments or point of view. For example you may want to use the information you have found to examine critically, support or reject some general statements associated with that topic, or to offer factual data in support of an analysis. To do this successfully you must be clear who is your intended audience and what you want them to understand from your information.

In presenting your results, y
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7.3 Drafting essays

As you may remember from Activity 4, the main elements of an essay are:

  • the introduction

  • the main body

  • the conclusion.


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Furry and feathered animals flock to mass in Peru
Furry and feathered friends put on their Sunday best and flock to the annual 'Blessing of Animals" mass in the Peruvian capital. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For
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ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
Students work in a team environment to develop five core leadership capabilities: Visioning, Analyzing, Relating, Inventing and Enabling. In addition, students participate in a negotiation simulation, improve communication skills and learn about cross-cultural negotiation. A structured set of outdoor experiences complements classroom activities. Restricted to entering students in the Technology and Policy Program.
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How Music Works 1 - Melody - Part 1
Narrator is Howard Goodall.  Melody is music’s most powerful tool when it comes to touching our emotions.  Tunes touch our deepest emotions, and are capable of inspiring love, sorrow, faith, and hope.  Video discusses vocabulary associated with melody, pentatonic which is the five black keys on the piano.  There are three main elements to melody:  notes you choose, how high or low the notes are, and the pattern they make one after the other
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CodeChat 023 - Jason Short and Command Monkey | CodeChat

This week on CodeChat, a quick chat with a returning guest - Jason Short. Jason works at Microsoft on exciting and often enormous projects on Azure. In this somewhat unique episode of CodeChat, however, I'm going to do most of the talking and it's about a project I recently created called Command Monkey!

Command Monkey - which you can find at codefoster.com/commandmonkey - is a project using Node.js and a little bit of IoT goodness. Command Monkey is the older brother to Tweet Monkey (c
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Midsummer Night's Dream (Marcelo Marchioro)

staged in Curitiba


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Don't Miss the 2014 ExCEL Awards!
The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services presents its 9th annual ExCEL Awards Program on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Sottile Theatre (44 George Street) at 5:00 p.m. This year 126 nominations were received, which is the most since the program began nine years ago. Award recipients will be revealed at the ExCEL Awards Program. The awards program is designed to honor faculty, staff, students, alum, and neighbors (individuals, agencies, or companies) for their dedication
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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on a range of subjects. 

Find out more
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 26th 2018 edition

Corporate America is betting that Donald Trump is good for business, but executives are counting their profits before their costs. The best-selling author Jordan Peterson has an unusual suggestion for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. And could your smart speaker help you talk to God? Anne McElvoy hosts


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6.7 Drawing ideas together

This key skill has used a three-stage framework for developing your skills. By developing a strategy, monitoring your progress and evaluating your overall approach, you take an active role in your own learning. But learning does not necessarily follow a path of steady improvement, it involves change: revisiting ideas, seeing things from different perspectives, tackling things in different ways.

You are unlikely to be able to complete your work by working through it from beginning to end
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Adam Shankam: "Rock of Ages", Talks at Google
"Adam Shankman is a film director and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program ""So You Think You Can Dance,"" directed several films like ""A Walk to Remember,"" ""Bringing Down The House,"" and a remake of ""Hairspray,"" and choreographed many things including one of the Spice Girls' tours. He recently joined us here in Mountain View to discuss his latest film ""Rock of Ages,"" which is set in 1987 Los Angeles. It's about two young people chasing their dreams in the big
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand why systems thinking might be useful and know something about how it can be applied in the context of environmental responsibility

  • describe the significance of environmental pragmatism and cognitive justice as tools for supporting environmental policy and action.


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8.9 Drawing ideas together

This key skill has used a three-stage framework for developing your skills. By developing a strategy, monitoring your progress and evaluating your overall approach, you take an active role in your own learning. But learning does not necessarily follow a path of steady improvement, it involves change: revisiting ideas, seeing things from different perspectives, tackling things in different ways.

You are unlikely to be able to complete your work by working through it from beginning to end
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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