With the use of computers and the web becoming widespread in most parts of the world, many disabled people now could potentially have better and more independent access to information and communication. New technology developments can make this access easier, but they can also raise new barriers. These barriers can often be removed by considering the needs of disabled users when designing and implementing electronic or online educational materials.

Author(s): The Open University

Obesity, responsibility and ethics
Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series.
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In this session you will revise asking for directions, saying how to get about, asking about accommodation, using quel and quelle, using il y a, numbers and dates and talking about yourself.

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Author(s): The Open University

1.017 Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications (MIT)
This subject is a computer-oriented introduction to probability and data analysis. It is designed to give students the knowledge and practical experience they need to interpret lab and field data. Basic probability concepts are introduced at the outset because they provide a systematic way to describe uncertainty. They form the basis for the analysis of quantitative data in science and engineering. The MATLAB® programming language is used to perform virtual experiments and to analyze real-wo
Author(s): McLaughlin, Dennis

Funny Speeches: Don't Telegraph Humor
This video teaches you not to preface, or telegraph, your joke. Just tell it. Learn how to give a funny speech from professional speaker and communications instructor Tracy Goodwin in this public speaking video.
Author(s): No creator set

1: Gravitational force
From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been fascinated by the impact of gravity. This Unit looks at gravity, its impact on objects and how the energy involved in the movement of objects is dispersed or stored.
Author(s): The Open University

Everyday experience teaches us that unconfined objects are free to move in three independent directions. I can move my hand up or down, left or right, backwards or forwards. By combining movements in these three directions I can, at least in principle, move my hand to any point in space. The fact that there are just three independent directions, and that these suffice to reach any point, shows that the space in which my hand moves is three-dimensional.

The motion of a large objec
Author(s): The Open University

The Thought Train Ep. 6 - Dr Felia Allum
On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. On this week's show Dr Felia Allum is in the studio to talk about the culture of organised crime in Naples, Italy. She also discusses: - The link between Italian culture and organised crime - Where fact ends and fiction begins with shows like The Sopranos - How education is the starting point of the fight back against organised crime.Author(s): No creator set

Hannah Chung â€“ Empathy-driven design: Creating something meaningful
Hannah Chung delivers the spring 2016 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Hannah is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sproutel, the creator of Jerry the Bear â€“ a platform to engage children in play-based healthcare education. Sproutel has been recognized as one of 32 companies representing diversity inkeep reading »
Author(s): Vanderbilt News and Communications

In 2008 there were approximately 12,000 barristers in independent practice known as the Bar. Their governing body is the Bar Council. It acts as their regulatory body and sets the requirements for training, qualification and professional development. The main role of a barrister is advocacy
Author(s): The Open University

Shot Heard 'Round the World
A School House Rock American Revolution video that covers the actions that resulted in the Shot Heard 'Round the World and its effect. A three minute video that is fast paced and uses music to help the students retain the information.
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Design for dementia care
The impact of disorientating spaces on people with dementia can be profound, and can create serious deterioration in their wellbeing. Case studies of new build and refurbished care homes reveal how dementia-friendly interior and exterior design enable improved working practices for care staff, and lead to greater independence and a better quality of life for residents. The iTun
Author(s): The iTunes U team

2.7.4 Change notification sites

These sites are a variation on link checking sites. Here, the customer is notified not when a web document becomes unavailable, but when the document is changed. For example, the customer might be interested in a particular page which advertises some holiday package offers to a particular destination and wants to keep abreast of any changes to the page which might signal the fact that a new improved offer has been added.

Author(s): The Open University

Season 3 â€“ Lesson 16 â€“ Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

Episode 16 features a conversation between Alba and Mark about what theyâ€™ve been doing since they last saw each other. Grammar points covered include possessive pronouns, and uses of the subjunctive. This weekâ€™s intermedioÂ features a presentation of Barcelona from Alba, and JosÃ© looks at some more interesting ways of talking about going out for a drink or for something to eat.

Please note that lesson 16 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson
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Understanding Globalisation
What do we mean when we say globalisation? Does the growth of globalisation hinder or benefit mankind? Itâ€™s a common assumption that countries globalise but in fact itâ€™s not nations themselves but rather the Industries and companies that trade within and outside their borders. As new forms of technology emerge and organisations expand they erode traditional boundaries and in recent times there has been a rise in interconnectedness of markets across the world. In the following audio tracks Su
Author(s): The iTunes U team

14.452 Economic Growth (MIT)
This half semester class presents an introduction to macroeconomic modeling, focusing on the theory of economic growth and some of its applications. It will introduce a number of models of non-stochastic and stochastic macroeconomic equilibrium. It will use these models to shed light both on the process of economic growth at the world level and on sources of income and growth differences across countries.
Author(s): Acemoglu, Daron

1.050 Engineering Mechanics I (MIT)
This subject provides an introduction to the mechanics of materials and structures. You will be introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of materials and structures and you will learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there will be a chance for you to put your mathematical skills obtained in 18.01, 18.02, and eventually 18.03 to use in this subject, the emphasis is
Author(s): Ulm, Franz-Josef,Buehler, Markus

3.1 What makes a nation, a state or a nation-state?

Why do England, Scotland and Wales take part in the Six Nations rugby championship alongside Italy, Ireland and France? Are they all â€˜nationsâ€™? What do we mean by calling them â€˜nationsâ€™? The nation has become one of the most contested concepts of our times. Scholars, politicians and political activists present different definitions of the nation, usually focusing on a variety of cultural, political, psychological, territorial, ethnic and sociological principles. The lack of an agreeme
Author(s): The Open University

JournÃ©es de GÃ©rontologie 2016 : Des tablettes au chevet des rÃ©sidents en EHPAD (VidÃ©o)

TITRE : Des tablettes au chevet des rÃ©sidents en EHPAD

INTERVENANT(E)(S): Dr Esther DESMIER, Morgane KAIL (Les Jardins de Belleville, Paris)

ConfÃ©rence enregistrÃ©e pendant les XXVI JournÃ©es de GÃ©rontologie de l'Institut Universitaire de GÃ©rontologie Yves MÃ©min
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Session :Â  ExpÃ©rimentations de terrain

ModÃ©rateurs : Dr Martine SOUDANI (Centre dâ€™Action Sociale de la Ville de ...
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3-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar with a notch
Annealed, polycarbonate bar with a notch undergoing 3-point bending under a circular polariscope. From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge