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1.6.3 Using sound effects to good effect

Sound effects can communicate information in a variety of ways. In particular, they can do the following.

  • Reinforce the visual component of the UI. Thus turning a page on the screen could be accompanied by an appropriate sound. This could be taken even further in a children's program about animals, which could include sounds of lions roaring and elephants trumpeting.

  • Confirm the successful completion of an operation. F
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The Color Blue Song
This is a cute video that introduces the color blue. Words are highlighted at the bottom of the screen as the song is sung. Photographs are shown that match song. Some of the pictures include the sky, sea, planet Earth. Some of the lyrics include "The sky above is colored blue. B-L-U-E, blue". (to tune of B-I-N-G-O) Content is appropriate for young learners and this video would work well in conjunction with a introductory or review lesson on colors. (0:54)
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4.2 Social dynamics

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1.1.2 Pre-natal diagnosis

The type of genetic testing that the majority of us are most likely to come across is still pre-natal diagnosis (PND). This involves testing a fetus during pregnancy, to see whether it is likely to suffer from a number of different disorders — some genetic, some not. While recent developments allow tests for certain multifactorial genetic diseases (such as spina bifida), pre-natal diagnosis has been available since the 1960s to test for Down's syndrome.

Most cases of Down's syn
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Silk purses from sow's ears
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1. Introducing diversity and difference

This course focuses on issues of difference and diversity in a specific sense. Rather than analysing diversity in terms of kinds of communication and relationships, the focus here shifts to diversity in terms the people involved in interactions in care settings. Again, it is simple common sense to state that ‘good’ communication in health and social care services involves acknowledging and responding to the diverse needs and backgrounds of everyone involved, whether service
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Introduction

Through a series of activities and practical examples, this unit provides a broad overview of the field of accounting, including: its origins and objectives, the nature of accounting information and accounting information systems, and accountancy’s role in helping organisations meet their objectives.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Certificate in accounting (B680) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally w
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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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9.2 Other hazards

9.2.1 Stumbles, falls, etc.

Such minor accidents are always possible, especially on rough or uneven terrain. It is recommended, therefore, that boots should be worn to protect the feet and ankles, and that outer clothing should be of a suitable nature to minimise the chance of cuts, scratches, and abrasions being sustained. Wearing gloves will minimise damage to hands.


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5.1 Early career

James Hutton (1726–97) conforms fairly closely to Emerson's identikit picture of an intellectual of the Scottish Enlightenment. His chief scientific work was his Theory of the Earth, which was launched at meetings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1785 and eventually expanded and published in two large volumes, ten years later, in 1795.

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Parsons' Sick Role
The concept, sources, criticisms and strengths of the sick role as developed by Talcott Parsons.
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Ethics in real life
Ethical standards play a key role in the conduct of individuals and societies. This audio album contains three tracks that examine the basics of ethical theory and practice. It features interviews with leading figures in the field of ethics and examines codes of ethics, corporate businesses and copyright infringement. This material is taken from The Open University course A181 Ethics in real life. The
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • conduct searches efficiently and effectively

  • find references to material in bibliographic databases

  • make efficient use of full text electronic journals services

  • critically evaluate information from a variety of sources

  • understand the importance of organising information.


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1.6 How does aspirin relieve pain?

Aspirin acts at the site of damaged tissue to block the start of the nerve signal to the brain, the mechanism by which we experience pain (Section 2). It does this by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandin which is the active agent responsible for the sensitisation of the nerve endings. Prostaglandins (there are several related types) are resp
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1.1 What is genetic testing?

When most people encounter genetic testing today, it is usually in a medical context. We may be referred by our GPs to a regional genetics unit, or we may approach our doctors, asking for genetic tests because we suspect something about our family history. In this course we look at the issues and problems facing individuals and families when confronted with genetic testing.

The technologies that make genetic testing possible range from chemical tests for gene products in the bloo
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Project drift

Project drift is a common problem when one project leads into another without a clear break, or when extra tasks, which were not identified at the beginning, are added to a project. If possible, significant changes of the latter kind should be treated separately as a follow-on project: otherwise they may not be properly resourced and this can have adverse consequences for motivation of the project team.

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3.8 Glucagon

Glucagon is another hormone produced by the pancreas.

SAQ 5

Question: Can you recall which cells make glucagon?


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