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Economics Of Migration [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Alan Manning | Immigration is currently the most common response when asked about the most important issues facing Britain. This lecture will explain why there is a demand for immigration into the UK, and what the effects of it has been. Alan Manning is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is Director of the Centre for Economic Performance’s research programme on Community. The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one
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Work: the digital economy and the labouring body [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Helen Hester, Dr Nick Srnicek, Dr Jamie Woodcock | We are witnessing a transformation of work. From the impact of de-industrialization to the emerging forms of labour generated by technological advances, the changing nature of work reflects deeper economic and political changes. How does the digital economy influence our understanding of the human subject and of community? Does it change our perception of the labouring body? How do people adapt to shifting economies, and what are
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La estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos

Como ya sabe, las sesiones tituladas De mi puño y letra están dedicadas específicamente a desarrollar sus destrezas de escritura. En esta sesión analizará la estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos.

A vista de pájaro

En esta sección leerá un cuento y analizará sus primeras impresiones.

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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Law. 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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Formato actualizado Ruta de mejora 27.09.2016

Guia de elaboracion y autoevaluacion de la Ruta de Mejora Escolar y las EGME

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise that ‘European identity’ is a socially constructed attribute

  • appreciate the basis for the unities as well as the divisions among Europeans

  • understand the ways European identities are assessed and measured

  • appreciate the key role of ‘culture’ in the organisation of a common European identity

  • understand that European identity could be a bottom-up process
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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.

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UCJC 2007: Beyond Biology
Daniel S. Medwed speaks about criminal justice, wrongful convictions and DNA testing. Other talks from the criminal justice conference can be found at www.law.utah.edu/media
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Did Tariffs Make America Great?

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Rights not set

Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on
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The week ahead: Trumpism marches south
Republican presidential candidates vie for South Carolina’s primary nomination and European leaders meet to discuss a proposal on the future terms of Britain’s EU membership
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5.1 Introduction

One of the most difficult aspects of planning a project is estimating how long it will take to complete each key stage. An estimate might be based on:

  • the size of the tasks and the effort required to complete them;

  • the number of days that are not available for working on the project;

  • historical data from other projects, including the experience of colleagues.

Where a project has a fixed end-date (for exampl
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Introduction

This unit examines the type of system which is described by the umbrella term ‘e-commerce’. A number of typical application areas are examined including retailing using the internet, supply chain management and online auctions. The unit also looks at some of the underlying technologies used to implement e-commerce applications, for example web technology. The final part of the unit looks at some of the problems which are encountered when developing distributed e-commerce systems, for exam
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6.1 Legitimating the powerful

The labelling perspective associated with Berger and Luckmann focuses on the processes by which some behaviours and types of people become marked out for social disapproval – targeted by the wider society as different and requiring some form of social response. Its virtue is that it challenges conventional assumptions that social problems exist ‘out there’ as obvious and commonly understood facts. Berger and Luckmann's perspective stresses the importance of language in shaping how we de
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#363: The social life of algorithms: Shaping, and being shaped by, our world

Informatics researcher Professor Paul Dourish explains how algorithms, as more than mere technical objects, guide our social lives and organization, and are themselves evolving products of human social actions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.

Culinary diplomacy at the White House
"I really do believe if you have a wonderful meal, things and conversations are so much better," White House chef tells Reuters TV. . Deborah Lutterbeck 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 internation
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2.1 What is the value of teaching assistants?

Over time, evidence of the value of teaching assistants has increased, particularly in research reports. Kathy Hall and Wendy Nuttall (1999) in their survey of English infant teachers found that 75 per cent rated classroom assistants as equal to, or more important than, class size in terms of the quality of teaching and learning. Valerie Wilson et al. (2002) provided evidence from Scotland and Roger Hancock et al. (2002) added to the evidence from England. References to the important work of
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3.1 Features of the diving response

All the aquatic mammals' adaptations to life in the water - breathing, moving, staying warm and making sense of the environment - come together in their diving behaviour, and the diving abilities of marine mammals are truly awe-inspiring. The elephant seal, for example [p. 192], makes repetitive, long-duration dives and some 80-95% of its time at sea is spent submerged. Its dives are of about 20 minutes duration on average, and the intervals at the surface are seldom more than about two minut
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3.2.3 Fighting on too many fronts

Although I have dwelt on the agreements relating to agriculture, textiles, and intellectual property, there are some two dozen others, each involving intricate legal and technical details. These include agreements on:

  • Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures: these are standards applied to imported agricultural products so as to protect plants, animals and humans in the importing country. However, these standards are often arbitrarily used to restric
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Combating air pollution
What’s in the air you breathe and how do you know it’s safe? Pollution control is vital since nobody has a choice when it comes to inhaling the air around them. This album introduces the scientific processes behind air monitoring and air quality management. The five video tracks explore the nature of pollution arising from different forms of transport, and look at how data is interpreted and how pollutants can be minimised. To complete the album, Senior Lecturer Rod Barratt explains the cho
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