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Built to Love: Creating Products that Captivate Customers
Some companies seem to possess an uncanny ability to introduce products and services that can generate a firestorm of excitement into the marketplace and captivate customers -- resulting in unparalleled success, profits, and a growing and loyal customer base. Is it just luck? Not according to Carnegie Mellon University professors Peter Boatwright, associate professor of marketing, and Jonathan Cagan, professor of mechanical engineering. Their latest book, "Built to Love: Creating Products that C
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Dante's Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise - Yale University
This course by Giuseppe Mazzotta is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the Vita nuova, establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the Comedy's composition. Readings of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages
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4.2 Articulating your appreciation of complexity

Initially, I would like you to notice whether and how your appreciation of the phrase ‘managing complexity’ has changed since you started the unit. As you work through Section 4 you will encounter a number of ways of thinking about complexity that may be new to you, so it becomes important to record your developing understanding. To help you with this, return to your notes on Author(s): The Open University

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This unit explores the role of digital media as a teaching tool, focussing on video in particular. we will examine the process of how you can start to use digital video in the classroom, and how to manage your project from objective setting, through story boards and filming, to assesing the success of your project.
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This unit explores the role of digital media as a teaching tool, focussing on video in particular. we will examine the process of how you can start to use digital video in the classroom, and how to manage your project from objective setting, through story boards and filming, to assesing the success of your project.
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You're about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering whether your level of maths is going to be enough to get you through. This unit will show you how to reflect on what you know, identify which skills you might need for your course, and help you to learn those skills using worked examples and activities.
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You're about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering whether your level of maths is going to be enough to get you through. This unit will show you how to reflect on what you know, identify which skills you might need for your course, and help you to learn those skills using worked examples and activities.
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Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential schools. You will learn how to determine where rocks have come from and how they were made. You will also examine the processes involved in determining the ecology of a particular area.
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Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential schools. You will learn how to determine where rocks have come from and how they were made. You will also examine the processes involved in determining the ecology of a particular area.
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Some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery is to be found in the Scottish Highlands. The sight of mighty Ben Nevis, the desolate plateau of the Cairngorms, or the imposing landscapes of Glen Coe can unleash the call of the wild in all of us. Although these landforms were largely carved by glacial activity that ended some 10,000 years ago, the rocks themselves tell of a much older history. The Highlands are merely eroded stumps of a much higher range of ancient mountains. This unit is an account o
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Some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery is to be found in the Scottish Highlands. The sight of mighty Ben Nevis, the desolate plateau of the Cairngorms, or the imposing landscapes of Glen Coe can unleash the call of the wild in all of us. Although these landforms were largely carved by glacial activity that ended some 10,000 years ago, the rocks themselves tell of a much older history. The Highlands are merely eroded stumps of a much higher range of ancient mountains. This unit is an account o
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The aims of section 1 are to:

  • provide you with a clear idea of what the unit is about and how it is structured

  • help you understand the importance of the word ‘skills’

  • start you thinking about your own learning.

By the time you have reached the end of section 2 you should be able to:

  • understand that valuable and important learning goes on all the time

  • appreciate that learning can involve thinking,
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Learning to See in the Dark: The Roots of Ethical Resistance
In this complex narrative documenting paradigm shifts in developmental thinking, Carol Gilligan defines the very capacity of our human nature—to have a voice and to communicate—as the grounds of both love and democratic citizenship. Dissecting the roots of healthy ethical resistance, Gilligan weaves toget
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Create Timelines Online

Timetoast allows people to create interactive timelines, which they can share anywhere on the web. Anyone can join Timetoas
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Influencing Government
 This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at life as a backbencher in Parliament.

MP for Broxtowe, Dr Nick Palmer, explains how you can get a start in the career and once there how to influence policies and Prime Ministers.

Dr Palmer was speaking at the second seminar in a series hosted by the Centre for British Politics.


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Bomber's Moon
Acclaimed writer William Ivory talks about his new play at the Lakeside Arts Centre: 'Bomber's Moon'.

Bomber's Moon is a love story told through the eyes of Jimmy, an ex-RAF Gunner and his carer David. William reflects candidly on the real life influences of his father on the story, himself a navigator on bombing raids over Germany during World War II.


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Normative Positions in Architectural Design - Deriving and Applying Design Methods
This paper presents a recently finished course of eight weeks where CAAD skills, design methodology, and architectural theory are combined to discuss possible perspectives on the use of the computer in design, and its influence on architecture. In the course, three contemporary architects were studied; Peter Eisenman, Ben van Berkel, and Greg Lynn. Each was discussed on aspects of ontology (which are the elements of discourse), design method (design process and organization of the process), and
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Internal and external cooperation scripts in web-based collaborative inquiry learning
Cooperation scripts are a powerful means to improve collaborative learning. Scripts can be designed to support argumentative knowledge construction. However, not only externally induced cooperation scripts but also the learners’ internal scripts on argumentative knowledge construction influence argumentative processes and what kind of knowledge is acquired during collaboration. In this study, 98 students (49 dyads) of two German secondary schools participated. We implemented two versions (high
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Skills for Learning - Grammar Diagnostic tool
Interactive 30 question quiz with feedback for each answer. Grammar diagnostic tool (based around entry level research processes). Download this zipped file and open the file named 'academic_comm_skin.swf' - the quiz will then run from the start.
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14 - Purgatory XXIV, XXV, XXVI
Guest lecturer Prof. David Lummus discusses Purgatorio 24-26. On the terraces of gluttony and lust, the pilgrim’s encounters with masters of the Italian love lyric give rise to the Comedy’s most sustained treatment of poetics. Through Dante’s older contemporary Bonagiunta (Purgatorio 24), the pilgrim distinguishes the poetic style of his youth from that of the courtly love tradition pursued by his interlocutor. In Purgatorio 26, Dante reinforces his own poetic genealogy through his enco
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