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1.2.3 Computing with confidence

When it comes to learning about computers and gadgets, have you noticed the apparent ease with which children learn to use these tools? This may be because they are more likely to use the activist learning style. They try out and investigate rather than follow instructions rigidly or ponder the different approaches to a problem.

In this course we want to encourage you to be an activist when learning how to use computers. We want you to explore technological problems in the same way as a
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5.6 Stages of an Executive Bill

To provide a flavour of the consideration of Bills, we will now look at the stages of an Executive Bill.

One of the unique features of the Scottish Parliament is its openness. There are processes for wide consultation, an open evidence process at committees, the ability of the public and interested parties to liaise directly with MSPs, and the ability to lobby for amendments to a Bill. For all these things the Scottish Parliament has received international recognition.

An Executiv
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Viennese Waltz Lilt, a Player Piano First - Blue Danube
Michael and friends visit Douglas Henderson at his ARTCRAFT studio to hear piano music rolls on player grand pianos, and to see how he creates them. Douglas showed us a rare example of a real Viennese waltz lilt on his arrangement of Blue Danube Waltz, circa 2005.
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49th Annual Designability Lecture
Thursday 2 November 2017 at 7 pm East Building Lecture Theatre 1.1 The Renaissance in Prosthetics Sir Saaed Zahedi OBE, Technical Director, Blatchford
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TALAT Lecture 2101.01: Understanding aluminium as a material
This lecture is an introduction to aluminium alloys, fabrication methods and properties. It provides information about the classification of aluminium alloys, new alloys and composites; shaping processes, processing chains and component shapes; microstructure and the interaction between microstructure and properties. It promotes understanding of the fact that the correct choice of materials demands knowledge of alloys, shaping processes and microstructure and the interaction among them. The lect
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2.6 Context and language variation

As well as contributing to meaning, context can also influence the actual words and sentences that we use. Do you sometimes say ‘Hi’ and at other times say ‘Good morning’? Do you have a ‘telephone voice’? This variation in language may be done deliberately, but often it is not. There are two main reasons as to why we adjust the way we speak:

  • to fit in with our audience or what we feel they expect of us; you may use ‘professional’ langu
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Health care that follows you from home to hospital and back
By: nsf Professor Marjorie Skubic from the University of Missouri has created a suite of health care technologies that identify when an individual falls in their home or when their physical behavior changes over time. However, how does a physician at a hospital know about and use information gathered by devices like those designed by Skubic for the home? And likewise, how does information about a patient's condition in the hospital get incorporated into technologies like Skubic's when they retu
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1.1 Careers advice

This section will help to make you aware of career opportunities within a variety employment sectors, and highlight the importance of learning languages for your career.

Activity 1 Quotation

You should allow 10 minutes
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2.1 Background information

As stated in the introduction, there is no right to privacy in UK law. In Malone v Metropolitan Police Commissioner (1979) the UK courts held that telephone tapping by the police could not be unlawful in the UK as there was no right to privacy at common law that could be breached. This contrasts with the USA where the right to privacy is a protected right.

The US Supreme Court in Lawrence v Texas (2003) declared that a Texas statute that criminalised gay and lesbian sexual
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Matrix Multiplication (Part 1) - Khan Academy
The instructor demonstrates how to multiply two 2 x 2 matrices. Mr. Khan uses a software program (emphasizing with different colors) to illustrate his points. The student or educator may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor is using a black background and the writing is small. (13:40)
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About the Pentagram
A pentagram is a regular polygon that contains 10 isosceles
triangles, and is used in golden ratio applications. In this video learn about the characteristics of a pentagram and its use as a religious symbol.

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OE Global 2018 conference in Delft, Netherlands
We are exited to announce the annual OE Global conference will be hosted by TU Delft and the Open Education Consortium from April 24-26 2018, at TU Delft, Netherlands. The main theme will be transforming Education through Open Approaches. The call for proposals is now open. The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets […]
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1.11 Addition and subtraction in practice - fluid balance

A common healthcare example that uses addition and subtraction involves calculating the fluid balance of a patient.

Fluid balance is a simple but very useful way to estimate whether a patient is either becoming dehydrated or overfilled with liquids. It is calculated, on a daily basis, by adding up the total volume of liquid that has gone into their body (drinks, oral liquid medicines, intravenous drips, transfusions), then adding up the total volume of liquid that has come out of their
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The Who and What of Diabetes on Twitter
Mariano Berguerisse Diaz, Amy McLennan and Stanley Ulijaszek give a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 28th November 2015.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • give examples of how language is related to culture in local, national and global contexts

  • describe some traditions related to different cultures, using words from the relevant languages

  • explain the importance of learning languages and being aware of cultural differences

  • develop strategies for improving foreign language writing and speaking skills

  • identify the opportuni
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Greek Sculpture (BBC: How Art Made The World)
This ten minute video is about how Greek art was created as something more human than human. This is an excerpt from the BBC documentary "How Art Made The World" and contains a narrator and images of Greek sculptures. Be aware that this are real images of nude bodies.
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5.1 Overview

An important dimension to the social perception of risk is how the media report an issue. Researchers at the Cardiff University School of Journalism investigated media coverage of three scientific issues with social policy implications: climate change; cloning and genetic medical research; and the MMR vaccine. The study analysed the way the media covered the MMR controversy in 561 articles over a seven-month period. Then two nationally representative surveys were carried out in April and Octo
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Physics in architecture
Developed in 1998 by Dr John Whittle (Department of the Built Environment) using Authorware, this package contains brief interactive notes on eight areas of physics in which architects need a working knowledge. However, it is also useful to others in science, engineering and social sciences looking for an introduction to the topics concerned. These topics are: Units of measurement; Scalar and vector quantities; Newton’s laws; Mass and weight; Action and reaction; Waves; Heat, work and energy;
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The following material is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

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

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