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R&D | Mark Hansen | Salon 13: Bigger Data
Mark Hansen, Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media and Innovation, champions the potential of Big Data in journalistic practice, crafting stories through algorithm, computation, and visualization.
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Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
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Imagery and metaphor
How do you address problematic issues at work? This album reveals more creative ways to solve problems, other than relying on rational techniques such as brainstorming and lateral thinking. Employees at a small software company are shown how to access their unconscious minds using the power of imagery, associative thinking and metaphor, to find solutions and creative approaches to their work. Meanwhile at a Neuro-linguistic Programming seminar, participants learn to use metaphor on a deeper lev
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Implementing Mobile and e-learning in Health and Social Care
As part of a submission for the IMS Global Award, this film discusses the outputs of the ALPS CETL and demonstrates the impact that they have had on learning and assessment in practice settings, particularly focussing on the development of competency maps, 360degree multiprofessional asessment tools and the use of mobile technology to deliver these innovative assessment processes to the Health and Social Care students on placement.
Author(s): Jill Taylor,Catherine Coates,Trudie Roberts,Chris

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2014 University Distinguished Professors-Frederick P. Kiefer
University of Arizona Seventeenth Annual Regents' Professors, University Distinguished Professors and Distinguished Outreach Faculty.
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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose fro
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify strengths and weaknesses as a writer of fiction

  • demonstrate a general awareness of fiction writing

  • discuss fiction using basic vocabulary.


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2.9.1 Looking at a plan

You will be looking at a plan of the museum in order to find your way around.

Key Learning Points

  • Understanding directions in a building

  • Understanding what is or is not allowed

  • Making liaisons with words beginning with ‘h’

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Creating a Blue Sky
A nice blue sky in an image can really make that image bright. Learn how to enhance the color of a blue sky and control the intensity of the color.
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Introduction

In this first unit, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.

A particular aspect of povert
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1.1.3 Health issues of studying online

Won't studying at a computer be bad for my health?

Studying at a computer can affect your body. In particular, it is known that working at a computer display has the following health risks:

  • Eye strain: Working at a screen causes you to stare more intently at a small area than you would under other circumstances.

  • Upper limb disorders: These are sometimes referred to as RSI (repetitive strain injury).

  • Headaches:
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4.2 Wave packets and tunnelling in one dimension

Figure 18 shows a sequence of images captured from a wave packet simulation program. The sequence involves a Gaussian wave packet, with energy expectation value 〈E〉 = E0, incident from the left on a finite square barrier of height V0. The sequence is broadly simil
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The Crash of 1929
This video discusses the crash of the stock market, what caused it and how it affected people.
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6.5.1 Explore different information sources

Where and how are you going to look for your information? Finding information effectively involves being aware of techniques for locating and digging out the relevant information. Find out about how the sources you have identified are organised and indexed, and formulate your questions appropriately.

Set up different search strategies and criteria to explore alternative lines of enquiry. If you need to search for, evaluate and select information from the Internet or other databases, fin
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References

Abbott, P. (2000) ‘Gender’, in Payne, G. (ed.) Social Divisions, Basingstoke, Macmillan.
Ahmad, W. I. U. (1996) ‘The trouble with culture’, in Kelleher, D. and Hillier, S. (eds) Researching Cultural Differences in Health, Chapter 9, London, Routledge.
Banton, M. (1977) The Idea of Race, London, Tavistock.
B
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Deadly Cycle: Nigeria's Silent Abortion Crisis
This is the Meet The Journalists video for Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel's project, "Deadly Cycle: Nigeria's Silent Abortion Crisis"
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Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience -- Kenneth Goodpaster Interview
Ken Goodpaster, executive editor for "Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience" -- the landmark U.S. business history -- shares insights from the project and the book produced by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas -- Minnesota. This thought-provoking history documents the societal challenges to corporate performance and power from the mid-eighteenth century to the modern day and traces evolution of ideas about responsibility of business and the mod
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Albert Einstein: First Love
In 1896, Albert Einstein arrived at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School.  In this video clip, learn how there he discovered the two things that will become major aspects of his life; intellectual freedom and women. (3:09)     
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Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward
This free course, Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward, gives you an opportunity to review what you have learned, and allow you to think about how you will take forward what you have learned, perhaps building and developing an Action Plan in order to support other aspects of change. First published on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

Introduction

This unit examines David Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the immortality of the soul’. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.

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