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Second Life and Social Media: Networking Goldmine or Time Sink?
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This talk was presented by Jean-Claude Bradley at the American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia on August 18, 2008.

This is an overview of how social media and Second Life can be used to productively network. Prominent recent examples involving Deepak Singh

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Bar Graphing 4th Grade
This is a 3 minute story of a student earning money by doing various jobs.  The student puts all the money earned and jobs on a bar graph.  This clip give an overview of bar graphing for 4th grade math. 

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Video discusses the electromagnetic spectrum.  It starts with the various wave lengths and where visible light is found.  Visible light is represented by only 1 inch on an electromagnetic scale of over 2,000 miles.

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Les addictions à l'ordinateur et aux jeu vidéos - Elizabeth Rossé (audio)

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Les addictions à l'ordinateur et aux jeu vidéos par Elizabeth Rossé

Lycée Henri Senez (62 Henin Beaumont)


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6.4 The principle of proportionality

This principle has been developed and refined by the ECJ and is also covered by Article 5 EC:

Any action of the Community shall not go beyond what is necessary to achieve the objectives of this Treaty.

However, given that the objectives of the Community are defined very widely in Article 2 EC, the principle of proportionality is not always the easiest tool for curbing EU legislative enthusiasm.
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Producci?n Digital de un Auditorio (Digital Production of an Auditorium)
In the middle of the year 2001, we had the opportunity to project an Auditory in the particular building of our School of Architecture. The chance to produce the entire project an all the technical documentation was given; using only digital tools. The use of this tools let us to calculate illumination, isolation study, sound an thermical conditioning with a real time visualization of the three dimensional model.
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89: Drucker on the ‘bounded goodness’ of corporate social responsibility
Peter Drucker’s immense contribution to the thinking and practice of management extends to social responsibility in business. This work goes back over 60 years but remains relevant today -- notwithstanding the impacts of globalisation and the greater interconnectedness of business and society.
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Acknowledgements

Cover image: Ryan Tyler Smith in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

All materials included in this course are derived from content originated at the Open University.

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4 The celebrity persona and the celebrity text

It has been emphasised that we can only know stars through media texts (Dyer, 1998) and this can be extended to seeing celebrities themselves as texts, though for celebrities of any longevity we would certainly have to consider them as large, complex and modulating ones. This section will look at how we might go about reading such a text. There is a distinction between the ‘real’ person and a persona presented in the public arena. One pervasive feature of the ‘large celebrity text’ is
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MEPO 3/374 - ALFRED SOLOMON charged with the wilful murder of BARNET BLITZ (Image 2)

The National Archives UK posted a photo:

MEPO 3/374 - ALFRED SOLOMON charged with the wilful murder of BARNET BLITZ (Image 2)

Correspondence fro
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4.11 Model for pier failure

Figure 39 shows a simple model to explain the failure of the piers. The lateral wind loading on the top of the pier bends to shear the pier from a rectangle into a parallelogram. In turn, this stretches the tie bars and also strains the bolted joints at the top and bottom of each column.

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5.1 Introduction

In this section, I shall explore the features of the contextualising (systems-methods) ball – the C ball. I will make a distinction between systemic and systematic thinking and action and I will argue that the aware systems practitioner has more choices than the practitioner who is not aware.

An aware practitioner is able to contextualise a diverse array of methods at their disposal creating an opportunity for a greater range of advantageous changes in the ‘real world’ situation.
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An integrated system to aid the planning of concrete structures: introducing the system
This paper reports on the development at Loughborough University of a CAD-based integrated model to aid the planning of in-situ concrete structures. The system development started after a review of the planning models currently available and after a detailed questionnaire survey undertaken amongst the top UK and US contractors on the current status of planning techniques and information technology. The main aim of this system i
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6.1 Introduction

In recent years different explanations of how labour markets operate have been proposed by a number of economists dissatisfied with neoclassical theory in general and its explanation for labour market disadvantage in particular. Some of these alternatives simply extend neoclassical models to include the effects of various institutional factors. Others, however, have sought to develop a new theoretical approach. All reject a predominantly competitive analysis and emphasise instead the fragment
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A Technology-Enhanced Metacognitive Strategy
This paper describes the implementation of a technology-enhanced metacognitive strategy that seeks to improve the learning outcomes in beginners design studios. The implementation was based on the use of time-based rich-media tools that allowed the students to document and present the different stages of their design process. The results of the design assignment in the experimental group were compared with the results of the same assignment implemented without such a metacognitive strategy and t
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3.4.1 What is a partnership?

Persons who run a business together are said to be in partnership. Partnership is the second form of business organisation at which we shall look, and we will explore what a partnership is, in the eyes of the law, in the next activity.

Activity 6: Nature of a partnership

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Hidden Line Elimination in Projected Grid Surfaces
The hidden line and hidden surface problems are simpler when restricted to special classes of objects. An example is the class of grid surfaces, that is, graphs of bivariate functions represented by their values on a set of grid points. Projected grid surfaces have geometric properties which permit hidden line or hidden surface elimination to be done more easily than in the general case. These properties are discussed in this paper, and an algorithm is given which exploits them
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3 Reading articles for mathematical information

We gain much of our mathematical information from our surroundings, including reading newspaper and magazine articles. A skill that will be useful to all of us in our studies is the ability to do this in a structured way, as it is very easy to be uncritical of the information that we see. Newspapers and magazines frequently place mathematical information in the form of graphs and diagrams. All too often, we tend to assume that the information is correct, without questioning possible bias or i
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The forgotten Queen of Bath: Remembering author/Mayoress Madame Sarah Grand
Maura Dunst of the University of Hull looks at the forgotten 'Queen of Bath' Madam Sarah Grand.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe environmental matters regarding obligation and entitlements from a ‘caring’ perspective

  • appreciate the significance of environmental consequentialist ethics in conversations around developing care

  • identify and compare formal and less formal expressions of environmental responsibility

  • understand ‘accountability’ in the context of environmental issues

  • ide
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