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Accessibility to eLearning for disabled students is a topic which could be included in any area of the curriculum. Most education professionals are aware that they should consider it, but are unsure of what it means, and how to make their eLearning materials accessible to students with a range of disabilities. This free course addresses that need.

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7.1 Overview

Scottish literature is defined as literature written in Scotland or by Scottish writers, but is there such a thing as a literary and cultural identity which is distinctively Scottish?

This section of the OpenLearn Scotland collection is designed to stimulate thinking on the relationship between writing and identity. Learners are introduced to the work of two enormously influential figures in Scottish literature and culture: Sorley MacLean and Jackie Kay, the contemporary Scottish poet a
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Girodet, The Sleep of Endymion, 1791
NOTE: Front Male Nudity. Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, The Sleep of Endymion, 1791, oil on canvas, 1.98 x 2.61m (6 feet 5-¾ inches x 8 feet 6-¾ inches), exhibited in the salons of 1793 and 1814 (Musée du Louvre, Paris) (02:49) Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
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Watch video of Mareike Sattler, senior lecturer, Anthropology Department, and Avery Dickins de Girón, assistant director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies”. This seminar introduces students to Maya culture from ancient to modern times. Maya people and culture have been featuredkeep reading »
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Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
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The Trumpet Ensemble at Texas Tech University put away their horns and played the fight song with a kazoo.
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John Foran, Praxis Housing CEO delivers a speech about the History of homelessness during a fund raiser at the West Point Club. (08:14)
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6.1 Controlling things

As you learned in Section 1, computers can collect, process, store and distribute information. This section shows that they can also be used to:

  • control machines and simple mechanisms;

  • conduct a special kind of commerce: selling on the web.

Let us examine more closely that common household appliance, the automatic washing machine. Virtually all such machines sold in the last decade or so are controlled using a microcomput
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Full-Scale Simulations as Tool for Developing Spatial Design Ability
Spatial Design Ability has been defined as the capability to anticipate effects (psychological impressions on potential observers or users) produced by mental manipulation of elements of architectural or urban spaces. This ability, of great importance in choosing the appropriate option during the design process, is not specifically developed in schools of architecture and is partially obtained as a by-product of drawing, designing or architectural criticism. We use our Laboratory as a tool to pr
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emotions in reflection and reflexivity - Profile Picture Mr John Savage
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Acknowledgements

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Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:


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The European Union at the Crossroads: Brexit and after [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens, Axelle Lemaire, Professor Margaret MacMillan | With the UK heading for Brexit, the European Union faces a historic challenge but also an opportunity to rethink its own future. Join diplomats, politicians and academics from across the continent to debate the future of Europe. Tony Giddens is a member of the House of Lords and former LSE Director. Axelle Lemaire (@axellelemaire) is the French Minister of State for the Digital Sector and Innovation. Margaret MacM
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2.2 Evaluating web resources

One of the good things about the Web is also one of its drawbacks – anybody can publish anything. This means that the Web is an amazing source of information and is full of fascinating resources.

However, in order to get to useful information you may have to work your way through lots of irrelevant material. Even when you think you have found something relevant, how do you know it is reliable, and how can you judge the quality, accuracy and bias of what you find?

Most publicatio
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OrganWise Guys Shorts: Breakfast Starts Your Day Right
Come learn about health and nutrition with the OrganWise Guys! In this short: Sir Rebrum talks with kids about the importance of starting their days off right with a good breakfast. (0:30)
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Learning outcomes

  • Objetivos lingüísticos

  • Expresar sus gustos y preferencias en el contexto del arte;

  • Definir términos abstractos, especialmente en el contexto académico;

  • Expresar sentimientos y reacciones hacia acontecimientos específicos;

  • Analizar un cuento.

  • Objetivos culturales

  • Comprender que el significado de las categorías culturales, por ejemplo las de arte y artesanía, pueden variar seg
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Norway still reels 10 days after massacre
July 31 - Norwegians pay their respects outside Oslo cathedral to the victims of a bomb and shooting attack that traumatised the nation. Simon Hanna reports.
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4.2 Reports

Let's look at reports first.

Activity 3

Note down in your Learning Journal what you consider to be the purpose of a report.

Discussion


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Introduction

This unit is an adapted extract from the course The molecular world (S205)

This unit will provide you with a detailed understanding of some of the important problems and topics that are being studied by the chemists of today, and of the ways in which associated problems might be solved by chemical methods. But to acquire this understanding you must have a good grasp of fundamental chemic
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What will future students want and need from universities?
In their work at the Conference Board of Canada, Carl Amrhein and Diana MacKay help academic leaders “rethink universities” with a particular focus on student interests and pathways. Amrhein and MacKay came to Concordia on March 4 to deliver the presentation, What will future students want and need from universities? Their presentation was part of the speaker series, The Future of the University and the Future Learning, an initiative designed to engage the Concordia community in charting it
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