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Introduction

This course introduces the important distinction between our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch and the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities. Concepts of the analogue universe in which we live and the digital world we create are explained. The way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world is explored.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1
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Who Killed The Maya? The History Channel 4/5
This documentary explores the reasons for this society's demise. 'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students.
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Introduction

In this course you will consider key developments in the English language from the end of the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century. You will study how the social and political changes of this period affected the English language as well as the development of new tools and ways of thinking about language.

Firstly, however, some useful ‘tools of the trade’ – you'll take a look at some vital foundations of English grammar.

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English Vocabulary Lessons-Identifying Animals Flashcards
This short video helps to improve English vocabulary. A picture of a variety of animals shows on the screen with an "a" in the upper left hand corner. The commentator says the name of the animal with the word "a" in front of it (a bear, a camel, a cow). This is a good teaching resource for early childhood students and our ELL students (1:53). 
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Beethoven (Part 17 of 18)
Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist.  His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music. Beethven studies with Haydn.  Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music. (9:56)
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Smart Signs
A short video about basic symbols and signs that gives us information. A class draw and put together a few useful signs that help you identify places.

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Cells - Centers for the Week of 8/30/10
Mrs. Matthews students rotate through science centers each week.  This week, the class is learning about living things, the parts of a plant and animal cell, and unicellular organisms.  Their centers for the week include (1) a video about microbes found on Watchknow called Magic School Bus is in a Pickle (2) three interactive microscope websites on the Whiteboard (3) an experiment with a chicken egg (one large cell) soaked in vinegar to reveal the membrane (4) an art act
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how to knit with part/hold buttons
how to knit with part/hold buttons - Odina Keim Keywords:machine knitting
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Alice In Wonderland- In ASL
Student-Created Video- The classic tale of, Alice in Wonderland, is retold in American Sign Language as part of an ASL 1 class. No voice, text or illustrations are used in the story. (09:58)
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1972 Elect Nixon Television Ads
No incumbent president has used television advertising more effectively than Richard Nixon in 1972. His ad campaign was a two-pronged attack depicting Nixon as a successful world leader and McGovern as a reckless liberal. Nixon’s positive ads used documentary techniques to give voters a glimpse inside the White House, with scenes of Nixon at state dinners, in meetings with world leaders, and at work in the Oval Office. (4:20)
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Collaborative problem solving for community safety
This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community-based public service professionals and members of community groups working to solve problems collaboratively and creatively. It examines some of the ways which OU specialists in creative problem solving recommend to tackle difficult problems, and how to implement them in a community setting. Author(s): Creator not set

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Season 2 – Lesson 05 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 5 Mark and Kara look further at making arrangements using the tricky Spanish verb quedar.

Please note that lesson 05 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 205 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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3.5 Birth control

The fertility decline in Britain was not the direct result of social policy aimed at reducing the birth rate. The deliberate use of birth control was widely condemned as unnatural and immoral by the medical profession, the church and a wide range of conventional opinion, even though doctors and vicars were the first to limit their own families. There was widespread ignorance about the mechanics of human reproduction and how to control it, but for those in the know there were many methods of c
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8 Technical glossary

This glossary is intended to provide a basic explanation of how a number of common mathematical terms are used. Definitions can be very slippery and confusing and at worst can replace one difficult term with a large number of other puzzling concepts. Therefore, where an easy definition is available it is provided here, where this has not been possible an example is used. If you require more detailed or complete definitions, you should refer to one of the very good mathematical dictionaries th
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Introduction

The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, some psychologists believe there is more to our bodies than that as they recognise that it is through the body that we relate to other people and the world about us. This course explores one particular theoretical perspective on embodiment: the phenomenological psychological perspective. This is an approach to psychology that acknowledges the social nature of embodiment, placing embodied experience centre s
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8.3.3 Explore problems

Recognising and framing problems so that you can tackle them effectively is a central part of a problem-solving strategy. Often, problems are not presented in a well-defined way, and it is up to you to define exactly why a problem exists and what its boundaries are.

Recognising a problem means identifying that there is a gap between the present situation and what is desirable, and establishing that no immediate solution is at hand. This exploratory stage is about finding out more about
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2.5 Cult

In many ways the emperor became a figurehead who helped to bind the empire together. The emperor was promoted as larger than life, a man who bordered on the divine. It is worth noting that the text of the Res Gestae from Ankara was found attached to the walls of the temple of Rome and Augustus; it was placed in a religious centre where the emperor was worshipped. The video section on ‘The emperor in the provinces’ also examined several cult buildings which promoted the emperor's na
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2.7 Fluorine (F)

Fluoride ions (F) are rare in foods, though some are found in tea and in seafood. However, fluoride does occur naturally in some water supplies, derived from the rocks through which the water flows. Its only role in the body appears to be to help to protect teeth from decay.

The stages of tooth decay are as follows:

  • bacteria live in saliva on teeth (form plaque)

  • produce lactic acid → dissolves calcium salts in tooth
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Content Marketing is About Trust, Not Just Reach
Viral videos or hashtag campaigns won’t convert customers unless they build trust and confidence with their audience.
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2.4 Rapid serial visual presentation

It has been known for a long time that backward masking can act in one of two ways: integration and interruption (Turvey, 1973). When the SOA between target and mask is very short, integration occurs; that is, the two items are perceived as one, with the result that the target is difficult to report, just as when one word is written over another. Of more interest is masking by interruption, which is the type we have been considering in the previous section. It occurs at longer S
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