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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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The Industrial Revolution
Before the Industrial Revolution everything was produced by hand. Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life. A man named Samuel Slater memorized the plans for factories and brought them over to America. This started up the Industrial Revolution in America. Americans began moving into cities to work in factories. Assembly lines started appearing in factories which led to unskilled workers like women and children working. (2:31)
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Example 1 : Multi-Step Equation - Khan Academy
Salman Khan turns a rational equation into a linear equation in three minutes.
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Opportunity Cost of Starting a New Business
Priscila Argaez
If you are ready to jump into the entrepreneurial world, you first need to realize the opportunity cost of starting your new business venture.
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The Writing Process: You Can't Write Well Without It PowerPoint
This PowerPoint presentation is a review of the steps in the writing process.  It talks about prewriting, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, word choices, revising, proofing, and presenting.  This video itself is quite simple, but the information presented is very thorough.
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Industrial utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants
Medicinal aromatic plants belong to a big plant group with a great interest due to its pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional application. In addition, they are also an alternative to traditional crop with species in high demand at the current international market. It is expected to provide basic knowledge and skills related to production and chemical features of essences and extracts from local plants in Iberian Peninsula. The main purpose of this course is that students have an approach to
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4.3 Indirect use of solar energy

The above examples illustrate the direct harnessing of the sun's radiant energy to produce heat and electricity. But the sun's energy can also be harnessed via other forms of energy that are indirect manifestations of its power. Principally, these are bioenergy and hydropower, already discussed in Section 3 above, together with wind energy and wave power.


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Student views of the OU
OU students talking about the benefits to them of studying with the OU.
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3.1.5 Digital media for medical X-rays

Digital cameras have revolutionised the family album. However, the initial driver for CCD imagers in particular was specialised applications such as the capture of high-quality astronomical images, especially on remote satellites and space probes, from where it is unfeasible to collect film and from where continuous, real-time, high-bandwidth data streams are impractical. The CCD camera system, with its combination of high-sensitivity image capture, high-fidelity read-out and long-term storag
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1.9 Increasing complication, complexity and risk: summary

The three levels of change problem, simplicity, complication and complexity, can be associated with craft, engineering and systems engineering knowledge. The three categories of change problem represent different levels of uncertainty of what needs to be done and how to do it. The greater uncertainty brings increased risk. Although we tend to be risk averse we will take on greater risk if the returns are commensurate with doing so.

Human experience can be divided into three worlds. The
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Distance, Rate, and Time Song – Learn Algebra – Learning Upgrade
Teaches how to solve rate word problems (distance, rate, time) step-by-step using a graphic organizer. (02:11)
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Precast 10: Behavior Genetics 3 & Nervous System 1
ENHANCED podcast on behavior genetics (already covered in class) and an introduction to the nervous system.
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Consumers talk economy
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Introducing Acrobat 9 Pro
Combine diverse content into a single, compressed PDF Portfolio. Use Acrobat.com to create, share, and collaborate on PDFs. Easily create and manage forms.
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3.3 Dams

To economize on constructional materials and costs, it is desirable to build a dam at a narrow part of a valley so that the dam can be kept as short as possible. The quantity of constructional materials needed to build dams, and their cost, can be enormous. The Aswan High Dam, built during the 1960s, cost £400 million for a 1.2 km dam. Though shorter than the Aswan High Dam, the longest dam in Britain, the Kielder Dam in Northumberland (Author(s): The Open University

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Getting Started: 03 Working with others
Create, review, and share comments. Use comment tools and review cycles. Collaborate via email or Acrobat.com and share pages.
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The banking crisis: cause and effect
Autumn 2008 witnessed a global financial crisis with governments worldwide taking emergency action to prevent a collapse of the banking system. The aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s saw economic activity slump. In the UK, higher unemployment, falling house prices and a sharp increase in government debt proved to be the alarming legacy of the near implosion of the banking system. This fascinating insight into the downfall of the global financial markets gives us a clear unde
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