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5.3 Using video clips to good effect

You can use video clips in many of the situations where you could use animation. However, video has the following additional uses.

  • To convey human behaviour and emotions. For example, a training package teaching customer care for a bank may show a clip of an angry customer coming into a bank. Being able to see his facial expressions and body language would provide a lot of additional information.

  • To show events that users
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2.1 The role of text

Text is the dominant component in most education and training software, and on many websites. It also plays a central role in standard software applications such as word processors and spreadsheets. It is a flexible and powerful means of communication.

Activity 1

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The Main Menu Bar
The main menu bar in Flash Professional is full of options and commands that can help you work effectively. This lesson takes a look at the main menu, focusing on commonly used functionality.
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Using the new integration with Device Central
Test display of Fireworks documents in various mobile devices by using mobile device emulators in Device Central.
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1.4.1 Deciduous trees

During the winter months, a combination of factors, including lower temperatures, reduced light intensity and shorter days, means that plants can only photosynthesise at a slow rate and for restricted periods. As a result, photosynthesis cannot produce energy as fast as respiration expends it. In addition, water is often in short supply because of freezing, and so plants that do not have adaptations to conserve water, as conifers do, would lose water. Deciduous trees avoid these problems in w
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5.3 The expert patient

Shifting notions of expertise also feature in the ESRC report. While the medical establishment lined up to proclaim the safety of the MMR vaccine, the anti-MMR voices in the media were mainly provided by parents of autistic children. The unquestionable sincerity of these voices conferred upon them a high level of authority compared with the unemotional scientific evidence given by medical experts.

The continuum between lay expertise and scientific expertise is becoming increasingly blur
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1.2.2 Basic table layout

As Table 2.1 stands, it is hard to assimilate the information. Indeed it is not at all clear what any of the numbers mean. Even doing something as simple as giving the columns proper headings and drawing a few lines to separate the headings from the rest of the data, as in Author(s): The Open University

3.1 Introduction

In this section you look at the effect of relocation on people who moved from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom. You also study ways of improving your writing.

In the next activity you read part of an article from the South China Morning Post about families who settled in Milton Keynes. You then work through a number of activities that deal with writing style.

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4.2.3 Adjectives

Adjectives are words which describe nouns, for example blackhorse, thesechairs, somepeople, my chocolate or twelve swans. In Latin they ‘agree’ with the noun they describe: they match with regard to gender and number (and also case – but we will discuss that later). This is occasionally so in English, too. For example, we say that house but thosehouses.


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1.1 Formal handover

The outputs of a project should be defined at the planning stage, including any conditions that will be required for a smooth transfer. Each outcome should be formally handed over to the sponsor who should confirm their delivery (‘sign them off’) so that there is no dispute about whether outcomes have been completed.

A closure list is likely to have sections to include the following groups of tasks, but each project will have different features to consider. A list of suggested areas
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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review

The main teaching text of this course is provided in the workbook below. The answers to the exercises that you'll find throughout the workbook are given in the answer book. You can access it by clicking on the link under the workbook. When prompted to watch the video for this course, return to this page and watch the clips below. After you've watched the clips, return to the workbook.

Click the link below to open the workbook (PDF, 0.3 MB).

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2.4.4 Networks

The fourth complication of my definition of a carer was networks. The drive to recognise someone as an informal carer or main carer risks leaving out of the picture other people who play an important part in sustaining someone, but who are not the main carer. In Lynne's case, for example, we heard that her boyfriend, Eddie, was an important figure. If her needs for care were under the spotlight, would Eddie figure? He probably does not count as a main carer, but without him her quality of lif
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5.1 Actividad

Actividad 5.1

1 Look at this photo of a bar in Havana, Cuba. What can you see? Below it is a list of objects, some of which appear in the photo. Tick the ones you can see. Look up the words you don’ t understand in the d
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Computing & ICT. 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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2.11 Using a calculator for statistical calculations

Table 3 shows all the values for each step in the process of calculating a standard deviation, so that you can see what the operations encapsulated by Equation 7 actually entail, but you will probably be relieved to hear that it is not usually necessary to carry out such detailed calculations. Scientifi
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss what ethics is and what constitutes an ethical issue

  • identify and discuss ethical issues that arise in the media, in routine conversations and, in particular, in personal everyday professional practice

  • discuss the role of emotions in ethical deliberations

  • discuss how negotiation might resolve apparent ethical differences

  • identify and discuss the ethical issues p
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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to c
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1.2.1 Influences on how we perceive diagrams

A few people find diagrams unhelpful; but many people who regularly use words find the discipline of conveying ideas in diagrammatic form both sharpens their understanding of the ideas and opens their eyes to alternative views. Diagrams are, like words, intensely personal ways of sharing information and seeing someone else's ideas in diagrammatic form can give a new view of what they are trying to communicate. Diagrams can also suggest new and unexpected relationships between ideas about a si
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1.4.5 Summary of Section 1.4

  1. Deciduous trees avoid the problems of winter by shedding their leaves.

  2. Plants can store nutrients over winter in a variety of structures.

  3. Amphibians have evolved behavioural responses (e.g. burying themselves) and physiological responses (e.g. different types of antifreeze in the body fluids) to winter.

  4. Hibernation occurs only in certain small mammal species and one species of bird and is accompanied by marked phy
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8.3 Actividad

Actividad 8.3

In this activity you are going to find out about another interesting hotel, this time in Santiago de Cuba, which overlooks the house of Diego Velázquez, the first Spanish governor of Cuba.

DIEGO VEL
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