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5.1 Introduction to improving your skills in information technology

This key skill develops your information technology (IT) skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill, you will need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy and present outcomes.

Skills in information technology cover a broad range, from using software unitages to developing a c
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Biodiversity and the city - Introduction (Vidéo)

The cities still grow all around the world, and are environments which are very modified by humans. The urban living conditions constitute as many constraints as opportunities for the biodiversity. It is omnipresent in town, and, according to the situation or the point of view, it is beneficial or problematic ...
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4.18.2 Information visualisation

We read increasingly of the problem of information overload. Earlier, we emphasised the importance of designing appropriate information representations to assist human interpretation in order to create actionable knowledge. Information visualisation is concerned explicitly with designing representations using intuitive visual metaphors and graphics to highlight the most important aspects of information structures and processes. Information visualisation is a rapidly emerg
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Koop ik een auto?
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Aan de hand van een uitgebreide case wordt stap voor stap ingegaan op de nood aan een wagen, alternatieve vervoersmiddelen, het totale kostenplaatje en de financiering van een wagen.

Deze oefening past binnen financiële vorming en meer …


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Introduction

This unit explores school geography, focusing upon how geography is currently being taught and understood. While studying this unit you will read about the significance of geography as a subject, considering what are the defining concepts for school geography and its educational value. The unit also includes a lesson plan and a look at definitions of geography as a medium of education.


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1.5.2 Using animation to good effect

You can use animation for the following purposes.

  • To illustrate movement. An example of this would be an educational program that teaches about the muscles a horse uses when it runs.

  • To provide dynamic feedback. For example, in some operating systems when you are copying a number of files, an animation appears that illustrates files flying from one folder to another. This is dynamic feedback, confirming that something
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Languages. 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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6.1 Identifying hoaxes

The hoax message relies on the naivety of users in order to mislead them.

  • Do learn more about hoaxes: follow the links below and examine the messages you find. See how convincing they look.

The Good Times Virus hoax

The JDBGMGR.EXE hoax

Both of these messages come from the Electronic Ephemera website, which allows you to search for hoaxes by name or keyword.

Users who fall for these hoaxes can cause problems,
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9.520-A Networks for Learning: Regression and Classification (MIT)
The course focuses on the problem of supervised learning within the framework of Statistical Learning Theory. It starts with a review of classical statistical techniques, including Regularization Theory in RKHS for multivariate function approximation from sparse data. Next, VC theory is discussed in detail and used to justify classification and regression techniques such as Regularization Networks and Support Vector Machines. Selected topics such as boosting, feature selection and multiclass cla
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

Let's Learn about Fruit, Part 1
Colorful, fun lesson for children of all ages about fruits. Join the hungry Chameleon as he explores the wild, tasting different fruits he comes across on his journey! Each fruit turns Calvin a different color. Can you guess what color he'll turn next?  (04:02)
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Gelukkig Zijn : Liedjes
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Lesmateriaal (liedjes, invuloefeningen, vragen) over de voorstelling van Peter Schoenaerts, Gelukkig Zijn. Veel vaardigheden komen aan bod in de oefeningen: luisteren, spreken, uitbreiding van woordenschat.


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Migration, Rights and Identities: Examining the Range of Local and Global Needs.
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3.4 Further reading

Baxandall, M. (1985) Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Interpretation of Pictures, New Haven and London, Yale University Press.

Olin, M. (1996) ‘Gaze’ in Shiff, R. and Nelson, R.S. (eds) Critical Terms for Art History, Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, pp. 208–19.


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Notched zinc, broken by impact at room temperature
This is a notched zinc specimen broken by impact at room temperature. It has failed by a cleavage mechanism. One can observe the cleavage planes clearly separated by regions of local shear, where the fracture path crosses to adjacent planes. The cleavage planes are atomically flat and are not associated with much plastic deformation. At low temperature metals having b.c.c. and h.c.p structures have insufficient independent slip systems operating and are brittle, fracturing by cleavage.
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2.1 The significance of geography as a subject

It has been argued that geography ‘has been hijacked by environmentalists’. Following the publication of his original article, ‘Constructing a value map’ (see under the link below), Alex Standish (a former geography teacher) appeared on the Radio 4 Today programme to discuss this topic. Listen to the interview again and read the transcript again by clicking on the link below.

Read Alex Standish's 'Constructing a value map' by clicking 'view document' below.


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2.7 Ecological footprinting

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2.6.1 Try some yourself

Activity 20

Place the following masses in order, with the lightest first:

  2125 mg   1.9 g   0.02 kg

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To compare these m
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3 Social policy and citizenship

Immigration law and policy do not traditionally appear under the heading of ‘social policy’. We argue here for a broader definition that includes these, since the laws, policies and procedures concerned with the rights of people to enter the UK and to claim refuge can have a profound effect on personal lives, as our personal stories have already shown.

Immigration and asylum is a rapidly changing area of social policy. Four major pieces of legislation were enacted between 1993 and 2
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Corporate Social Innovation: Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock
Assistant Professor Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock, Managing Partner, Innovation Talent and Brand at Deloitte discuss how large organisations can use their skills, expertise and synergies to help solve major environmental and social challenges.

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Activity 37

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