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Acknowledgements

Course image: Paislie Hadley in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

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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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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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Introduction

This unit examines how self-assembled structures based on lipids and proteins provide a framework for cellular processes.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies (T356).


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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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The Story of ICH-GCP: An introduction for investigators and site staff
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to ICH-GCP. This overview covers the historical background, context and evolution to ICH-GCP, summarises its key principles and describes the role of regulatory authorities. The talk highlights some of the accomplishments of ICH-GCP but also critiques some aspects of GCP application in non-pharmaceutical settings.
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Convert images to black and white, as well as add tonal overlays, edge effects, and film grain textures.
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The Final Stage in Digestion
This very short video shows what happens when the digestion process comes to an end. It explains that solid waste is produced at the end of digestion.
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Introduction

This unit is aimed at geography teachers, or those with an interest in studying or teaching geography. This unit looks at the contribution that geography can make in the education of young people and the characteristics and purpose of geography as a subject.


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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Sociology. 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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Season 3 – Lesson 22 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Alba talk about music. Their discussion includes talk of playing musical instruments and how listening to music is changing because of technology. In the intermedio, José provides a couple of interesting phrases which can be used to say that you find something difficult. Language points covered include comparitives such as tan … como and tanto … como, avoiding the subjunctive and a particular use of verbs which dif
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Elephants Follow a Woman Riding a Bicycle
Watch this adorable footage of elephants following Lek who is riding her bicycle. See what Faamai does when Lek gets off her bike at Elephant Nature Park. This is the special bond between an elephant and a human who has looked after her since she was born. (02:50)

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1.1: Converting to component form

In some applications of vectors there is a need to move backwards and forwards between geometric form and component form; we deal here with how to achieve this.

To start with, we recall definitions of cosine and sine. If P is a point on the unit circle, and the line segment OP makes an angle θ measured anticlockwise from the positive x-axis, then cos θ is the x-coordinate of P and sin θ is the y-coordinate of P (
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7.1 Introduction

I now want to take forward the notion of a science curriculum for public understanding, identifying problems and opportunities. Our guide in what follows is the Beyond 2000 document, which emerged from a working group led by UK-based science educators, working collaboratively with science teachers, education researchers, professional scientists within unive
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