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Software and the law
In this free course, Software and the law, you'll look at the laws relevant to software and its use, taking a global perspective. A major part of this course is devoted to intellectual-property law, the issue of who owns software and digital content and how that ownership can be protected using instruments like copyright and patents. We also cover how contracts are used to formalise the relationship between purchasers and suppliers of software. Finally we look at some of the laws that apply to i
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what all the terms highlighted in bold in the text mean

  • understand the fundamental hardware components that make up a computer’s hardware and the role of each of these components

  • understand the difference between an operating system and an application program, and what each is used for in a computer

  • describe some examples of computers and state the effect that the use of
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2.6 Search engines

The web contains a huge amount of material. Finding specific information is a huge problem; even in the early days of the internet this was a problem which threatened to slow the growth of the net. Fortunately a partial solution to this problem emerged: the search engine. This is a program which accesses a huge database of information about the World Wide Web; it contains individual words in web documents and the location of the documents containing the words. When the user of a search
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Youth work: Introducing policy
In this free course, Youth work: Introducing policy, we will look at the meaning of policy, how it works as a mechanism for persuading people to behave in particular ways, its role in shaping our understandings of young people, and the role practitioners can play in mediating and influencing policy. First published on T
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3 Dance combinations

Movement and dance combinations enable students to make physical sense of the exercises and movement material that they are given in class on a regular basis. In dance, repetition and recapitulation are vital ingredients in the learning process, and so being presented with phrases of movement that progress and develop in complexity will allow the individual to progress and develop too.

Did you know that it takes around 180 repetitions of a movement for the muscle memory to retain that p
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1.1 The power of grammar

I wonder if you understand what Mrs Clark meant, or whether any teacher has ever made a similar remark about your work? In this course we look at some of the factors that contribute to differences between speech and writi
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4.3 Actividad

SAYING WHERE YOU ARE GOING
To say where someone is going, use the verb ir ( ‘to go’ ) followed by the preposition a ( ‘to’).
Note that the verb ir is irregular (i.e. it does not follow a regular pattern).
IR
(yo)
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4.2 Actividad

Actividad 4.2

Patricio, the architect from Chile, is working in Valencia. He has a busy schedule.

1 Read the following e-mail message with his diary, as sent to his secretary. Put the different places listed into the
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4.1 Actividad

Actividad 4.1

Here are three popular places to go in the Hispanic world.

Do they look different from the same type of place you would find in your country? In what way are they different? Write in English.

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe places in Spanish

  • give and understand directions in Spanish

  • talk about urban transport in Spanish

  • navigate around a building in Spain.


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1.6.4 Difficult communications

Audio: click below to listen further to Dev's visit to the Durrant's home.

Download this audio clip.Audio player: Dev's visit to
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4.6 Evaluating constructivism

Piaget's theory was revolutionary in many respects. It recognised that children thought differently to adults. The view that learning is an individual and constructive process differed sharply from the prevailing climate of behaviourism when it was published. However, the experimental tasks that Piaget used to establish his theory have been subjected to criticism. Subsequent research, most notably by Donaldson (1978), has shown that under certain conditions young children are able to operate
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4.3 Processes of development

A central concept in Piaget's theory is that of the schema, a representation of a sequence of actions developed as a result of a child's action on the environment. A schema is, initially, a simple sequence of behaviour like sucking, or reaching and grasping. Piaget believed that the fact of possessing a schema, such as sucking, in itself creates a motivation for its exercise and for its application to multiple objects and situations which is beyond any immediate physical need to apply it, suc
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How literary studies can help us understand eating disorders
This UBVO seminar was given by Emily Troscianko (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) in May 2018
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Lab, Camera, Action: Transit of Venus
In June of 2012, one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena took place: Venus passed directly in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth. For more information, visit transitofvenus.org. As part of the Lab, Camera, Action! series, Dr Andrew Steele explores the science behind one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena of 2012: the Transit of Venus. Venus transit 2004 images courtesy of Dan Kiselman, Institute for Solar Physics and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Planet textu
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The coldest place in the Universe
Tiffany Harte, Oxford Physics, discusses absolute zero temperatures and how by cooling atoms in a lab we can aim to replicate the coldest place in the Universe. I will be discussing how we cool atoms to create the coldest place in the Universe in the middle of a lab, and the fascinating states that emerge from these ultracold gases. We will look at cooling using lasers and evaporation, and see how the Highland Fling can explain giant quantum states.
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Early to wed: child marriage in Africa

Marrying too young has lifelong effects: on a girl’s body as much as on her education and career. We explore what is behind a sharp decline in child marriage in parts of Ethiopia. There’s an ancient-clothing trend in China that is mostly goofy fun. But its ethnic overtones may soon worry the Communist Party. And, a chat—as well as a hard-fought match—with Africa’s first World Scrabble Champion.



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Photos of this small recycling facility in Fife
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Mr. Pearson teaches strategies to help compare fractions, using greater than, less than, and equal to symbols. (06:21)
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