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2.2.2 Milestones

Milestones are measuring points that are used in reviewing the progress of a project. Milestones can be set in different ways, to reflect different purposes. For example, milestones are often used to provide an agenda for regular meetings which review the project. These reviews should take place, weekly, monthly or quarterly, depending on the nature of the project.

Another approach is to set the milestones to reflect key phases of the project. Sometimes such milestones are established i
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Introduction

You are probably aware that most children live with a parent or parents, with siblings and relatives and with family pets in the family home. But many children do not live with their parents or even with their families. Some may be living in different settings such as a boarding school because they or their parents want them to be there. Others may live with relatives or friends. Some will live with foster or adoptive families or in residential homes with a range of different carers. Whatever
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From Seed to Flower
The growth and development of a plant is one of the most spectacular events in nature. Yet, because it happens so slowly, over the course of days or weeks, it is difficult to observe in real time. This video segment depicts plant growth in time-lapse format, allowing the viewer to observe in just a few seconds some of the most important life stages of a plant, from germination to the formation of a flower, and several phases in between. Footage from NOVA: "The Shape of Things." Set to music.  N
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3.3 Ancient places

In the previous section you have been studying time: now you need to move on to that other great regulator of human activity – place. You may already have a firm grip of the geography of the Mediterranean region and this will give you a head start, but as you will discover, places in the past were not the same as they are now. The course team have prepared a variety of learning materials for registered students to master the geography of the ancient Mediterranean, and this unit gives you a
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Words ending in "ight"
A poem illustrating "ight" words like might, light, tight... This video has 3 small British children reciting the poem and could be used as a tool for rhyming beginners. (1:30)
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Workshop 3: Learning to Share Perspectives
With Dr. Carne Barnett. Often teachers complain that they do not have ample opportunity to talk with colleagues about their students’ mathematical reasoning. In this workshop, you will learn about professional development based on the discussion of cases in mathematics teaching. Dr. Barnett describes this case approach, and a long-term teacher group is shown
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The Declaration of Independence: Jefferson's Role
The 2nd Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. Good details about how Jefferson came up with some ideas for the Declaration using theme of an unjust King. Students need to have a copy of this document is go along with the video as well as a timeline of events that resulted in this work.
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1.3.6 Stage 4: Extracting the information

You probably feel that you now have all the information the piece of writing contains or that you need, but now we need to categorise the information it contains and to look for connections with our own social scientific concerns. This is the difficult bit, and we don't expect you to be expert at it yet.


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6.6 Risks

  • 15. What are the risks associated with the change that might mean the intended benefits cannot be realised?

  • 16. How can these risks be mitigated or eliminated?

No plan for the future ever comes with a 100 per cen
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Learning Engineering
April 27, 2015, xTalks: Marsha Lovett & Norman Bier talk about applying research and data to improve educational outcomes.
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2.4 Probability and common sense

The concept of probability is a purely theoretical one. Strictly speaking, no experiment measures a probability: all that we can measure is the fraction of times a particular outcome occurs in a finite number of attempts. In the infinitely long run this fraction is expected to approach the theoretical probability, but in practice we may never attain this limit. You could easily toss a fair coin four times and get four heads. You could even toss it 20 times and still get heads on every
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2 Geological time-scales – a brief review

Geological time can be divided into a number of Eons, Eras and Periods, with further subdivisions into sub-Periods or series and epochs. These are arranged chronologically, with the oldest at the bottom, younging upwards to form the stratigraphic column (Figure 2).

The stratigraphic column can be looked at in
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7.1 Activity diagrams

Each use case in a requirements model represents a unit of functionality or, more simply, a task initiated by an actor. Within each task there may be a number of identifiable actions that the software system should perform in order to complete that task successfully. In addition, it is necessary to identify what an actor does in unusual circumstances. To model these aspects of a system you can use activity diagrams.

In the UML, an activity diagram is used to model the coordinatio
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HST.523J Cell-Matrix Mechanics (MIT)
Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling following injury as well as in normal function. A stress field influences cell function primarily through deformation of the extracellular matrix to which cells are attached. Deformed cells express different biosynthetic activity relative to undeformed cells. The unit cell process paradigm combined with topics in connective tissue mechanics form the basis for discussions of several topics from cell
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4.1 Arriving and getting ready

When you arrive at the exam centre, you may prefer to stay quietly on your own, rather than chat to other students. Do what suits you best and helps you to feel calm and positive. Once you are in your seat, try not to look around. Your senses can be heightened by tension and can fasten on irrelevant details, such as what other students are doing or wearing. Try visualising a relaxing scene, or relax using breathing exercises. Visualisation and relaxation exercises are described in Author(s): The Open University

Knowing When You Don't Know (On the Page)
Knowing When You Don't Know (On the Page) - Mandy's portrayal of a pterodactyl suffers because the word is not explained at the beginning of the script she's reading. (14:04)
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3.2 Evaluation during the planning stage

Evaluation at this stage is usually concerned with whether plans represent good value for money. It may be appropriate to evaluate inputs to the project, to ensure that their quality and quantities are sufficient to achieve the objectives. In large building projects, many specialist tasks are subcontracted. Specifications are developed, and potential contractors are invited to tender for work. The element of competition can lead to problems if some tenderers are over-anxious to win contracts.
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2.3 After the recording

It follows that sorting MacLean's poems out by ‘themes’ entails the risk of disguising the tight interlocking of ‘Politics’, ‘Love’, ‘Landscape’, ‘War’ and ‘History’ in all his poetry down to 1945. Nevertheless, for convenience's sake, I will do this.


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5 Students: Alisha Garcia
Meet Alisha: future pilot, the first in her family of six children to go to college and cancer survivor. Her attitude? "So I had brain cancer. So what?" The brain tumor that doctors took out when she was 13 was just a bump in her runway. With a dream to fly, she isn't letting anything stop her. http://www.purdue.edu/fivestudents/opportunity-makers/garcia.html
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Using a Function Machine to Create a Math Rule
The video appears dark because the instructor has a projector on in a darkened room. However, the information is demonstrated fairly well. The teacher shows how to use the function machine to find the unknown rule to a set of number pairs by investigating the pattern. (1:21)
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