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Social work learning practice
This free audio course, Social work learning practice, focuses on the importance of people's backgrounds and experiences in the field of social work. It identifies the diverse ways in which service users and social workers define themselves, helping you to understand how the two groups perceive each other and relate successfully to each other. An understanding of how people make sense of their experiences will help you to define yourself, and your own place within the process.Author(s): Creator not set

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Database Programming Exercise
Database Programming Exercise - Nicholas Gibbins Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
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Air strikes leave Douma burning as UN envoy arrives in Syria
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe As air strikes leave Syrian residents of Douma fighting for their lives, the United Nations special peace envoy arrives in Damascus. Nathan Frandino reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe 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
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About Inside Outlook with Gavin P. Sullivan
UWTV presents a new current affairs show, Inside Outlook, featuring in-depth discussion about the important issues facing the Pacific Northwest region. In each episode, host Gavin P. Sullivan moderates a panel of community leaders, educators and activists. In this interview, Inside Outlook host, Gavin P. Sullivan, speaks to why he believes that civil discourse is important when discussing controversial issues, the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest and what he hopes to achieve with the sho
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Season 3 – Lesson 12 – Coffee Break Spanish
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In episode 12, Mark and Alba get all poetic as they celebrate the 250th anniversary of el poeta nacional de Escocia, Robert Burns. Alba learns some Scots and in return she teaches Mark a poem by Spanish poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. The intermedio includes a review of the film Secretos del Corazón, and José introduces some interesting ways to convey the concept of “to
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7.3 Summary of Section 7

  • The historian Linda Colley locates the birth of ‘Britain’ after 1707. She mentions three main factors that contributed to establishing the British nation: war, religion and the prospect of material advantage.

  • The creation of the UK was not free from conflict, resistance, war and military intervention.

  • The British Empire generated a unique opportunity for most UK nations to participate and enjoy some of the benefits it brough
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3.1 Key themes and learning outcomes

The key themes of Part B are:

  • business mediums;

  • sole trader;

  • partnership or firm;

  • assets and liabilities.

After studying Part B, you should be able to:

  • identify the main types of business medium;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the key characteristics of businesses run as sole traders;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the
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Experience Elon - Trailer
This video previews Elon University's Admissions video, which is part of the Campus Visit program. We look forward to seeing prospective students and their families on campus so they can see the entire video and experience Elon first-hand. Created by Tim Johnson '09 & Max Cantor '10 Original Music by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson
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15.066J System Optimization and Analysis for Manufacturing (MIT)
One objective of 15.066J is to introduce modeling, optimization and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of manufacturing systems for decision support. The introduction of optimization models and algorithms provide a framework to think about a wide range of issues that arise in manufacturing systems. The second objective is to expose students to a wide range of applications for these methods and models, and to integrate this material with their introduction to operations managemen
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Theo Jansen - Kinetic Sculptor
Theo Jansen is the Dutch creator of what he calls Kinetic Sculptures; where nature and technology meet. Essentially these sculptures are robots powered by the wind.  The video was an ad for BMW in 2007 and could be used for various lessons on scientific inquiry, wind power, or engineering.  Run time 01:05.
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14.2 Modelling networked computers

You met a block diagram showing a model of a communication system in Figure 8. In this model, a transmitter sends data into a network which conveys it to a receiver; but how does this model work when the transmitter and receiver are computers?

Sometimes the computer's user is comm
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4.1 The advantages

On the basis of LoM and the TV programme, and hearing so much about African hunting dogs and lions, you might be tempted to believe that carnivores generally live in groups.

SAQ 9

Question: Do you think this genera
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Season 2 – Lesson 32 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 32 continues the story of Andrew and María-José and their blossoming friendship! María-José has been on vacation in France. The main topic of discussion in this lesson is the weather, using a variety of tenses. Once again, you’ll develop your knowledge and listening skills by listening to this conversation where language is used in context.

Please note that lesson 32 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 232 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have r
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105 Minutes to Learn French
Learn French in 105 minutes? This is the creator's title, but of course, one can not learn French in such a short time. However, with this video, one can get a head start with some of the vocabulary words. The words are highlighted by a transparent red bar or red circle. The words are said once by a native speaker and there is no English definition, but the red indicators tell you what the words mean. (01:45:21)
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What is "Authentic" Assessment?
A three minute video that explains what authentic assessment means according to Educators at New York's School of the Future. Gives specific examples and planning ideas on how to implement this assessment. A good professional development video.
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There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on a range of subjects. 

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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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The Future Is Decentralized

[This article appears in the September-October 2015 issue of The Austrian.]

The costs of centralizing information are higher than people understand. Until they have worked in actual organizations that have missions like fighting a war or making a profit, people tend to underestimate just how expensive it can be to centralize information.

If our mental picture of the world is like the pointy-haired manager in the Dilbert cartoons, we’ll tend to favor institutions where knowle
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2012 MSU Excellence in Diversity Awards Profile: Wisaal
Team Award: Advancing Global Competency
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