Giving in the Digital World
For charitable organizations and initiatives, the Internet provides the opportunity to reach more people in more direct and personal ways. Are they grasping this opportunity? Following on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, generous individuals around the world used their mobile phones to make more than $40 million in gifts to aid organisations. More than $1 billion in gifts came in the next four weeks, a large percentage of which was donated online. But the real stories of how digital tec
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Business & Management. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of how hieroglyphs were used to represent numbers and the nature of the problems that have survived

  • understand that Egyptian calculation was fundamentally additive. Operations such as doubling and halving being used for multiplication and division

  • appreciate the advanced understanding of mathematics in Ancient Egypt in relation to the manipulation of fractions

  • co
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1.4.1 Discourse involves work

If discourse is doing something rather than doing nothing, what kinds of things are being done? We can see that Diana's account in Extract 1, like all accounts, constructs a version of social reality. When we talk we have open to us multiple possibilities for characterizing ourselves and events. Indeed, there are many ways Diana could have answered Bashir's first question in the extract above. Any one description competes with a range of alternatives and indeed some of these alternativ
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand how the world is in the process of ‘being made’, right down to the earth beneath our feet;

  • consider how islands are shaped by a dynamic relationship between territories and flows;

  • show how human life is entangled with non-human forces and processes in the making of today's globalised world.


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In the last 50 years, developments in technology have had a profound effect on the production, recording and manipulation of music. The 8 video tracks in this album introduce Simon Whiteside, a television and film composer, explore his recording studio and explain how he uses MIDI to create music for films and television programmes. Using an example of one of the programmes he has worked on, Simon illustrates the technical and creative processes involved. This material forms part of TA212 Techno
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Going Beyond 'Dangerous' Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kevin Anderson | Despite high-level statements to the contrary, there is little to no chance of maintaining the global mean surface temperature increase at or below 2 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the impacts associated with 2°C have been revised upward sufficiently so that 2°C now more appropriately represents the threshold between 'dangerous' and 'extremely dangerous' climate change. Kevin Anderson will address the endemic bias prevalent amongst many of those building emis
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Website met informatie en ondersteuning voor bouwberoepen, waarbij onderzoek, ontwikkeling en innovatie de drie hoofdopdrachten zijn.

Om deze opdrachten te vervullen, steunt het WTCB op de kennis en de ervaring van hooggeschoolde en gemotiveerde …


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The Week in Review: January 23, 2016

Fear is in the air. Central bankers are warning of crisis, stock markets are falling, and even the media is realizing  that the economy may not be as stable as our central planners would have us believe. Of course, while mainstream economists fear the falling prices that are on the horizon in our post-boom world, Austrians know that deflation and recessions are both inevitable and necessary when the economy is based on debt and fiat money.

Dr. Mark Thornton joined Jeff Deist on Mis
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Introduce Yourself in French
This short video is in French only, but beginning French learners may use the images for context clues as to the content of thix very basic conversation.
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You'd have to be one tough and hungry animal to try to make a meal out of a venomous western diamondback rattlesnake.  After all, this North American desert dweller is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. This video uses professional video footage and narration from National Geographic to show the battle between two predators, the rattler and a hawk. The issue of which animal is the superior predator is quickly established. An excellent video while teaching a lesson about predators.
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This 1:24 minute video is a quick overview of the history of this city and some of its culture.
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1.1 1 Why include a global dimension in science education?

Western science drew on a world heritage, on the basis of sharing ideas.

Sen (2002)

The global dimension refers to approaches to education … which focus on global issues, events and interdependence. … pupils will develop … an understanding of different cultural and political perspectives, as well as knowledge of
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Acknowledgements

Course image: Jim Nix in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

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

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