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1 Analysing skid marks
This unit is the second in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to a previously formulated mathematical model. This example, that of skid mark produced by vehicle tyres, is typical of accounts of modelling that you may see in books, or produced in the workplace. The aim of this unit is to help you to draw out and to clarify mathematical modelling ideas by considering the example. It assum
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Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Introduction
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
Author(s): Maryla Bialobrzeska, Christina Randell, Liora Hell

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Developing Interactive Learning Environments that can be used by all the classes having access to co
Our research team has developed and experimented software for the learning of algebra, named Aplusix, with the idea of being usable and useful for all the classes having access to computers, and of helping teachers to teach the curriculum. In this paper, we list 19 principles that we consider relevant to this goal and we briefly describe the Aplusix system. This system is distributed in France since early 2005 and will be distributed in many countries from 2006. It has proven to be efficient (st
Author(s): Nicaud Jean-François,Bouhineau Denis,Chaachoua Ha

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Protozoa
Name the major phyla of Protozoa and briefly describe their characteristics Identify common protozoan specimens Explain the function anatomical features of protozoa in terms of adaptations to their environment Identify and classify members of Phylum Protozoa and major invertebrate Phyla Apply an understanding of comparative anatomy and physiology to the identification of specimen
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Zappers - how to use (a guide for students)
Zappers - how to use (a guide for students) - Adam Warren Keywords:Zappers , training , student , showcase
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17.202 Graduate Seminar in American Politics II (MIT)
This is the second in a sequence of two field seminars in American politics intended for graduate students in political science, in preparation for taking the general examination in American politics. The material covered in this semester focuses on American political institutions. The readings covered here are not comprehensive, but it is sufficiently broad to give students an introduction to major empirical questions and theoretical approaches that guide the study of American political institu
Author(s): Stewart III, Charles

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Ice cream in a Bag!
Developed for first grade. Students will make ice cream from scratch while focusing on the Food Guide Pyramid and what constitutes healthy and unhealthy food choices. Also, in doing this experiment states of matter - solids, liquids, and gases will be covered. While making the ice cream, you can ask the students what they expect to happen. Do they expect the ice cream to turn into a solid? Does it begin as a liquid? Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The
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Bruised but Not Out: A Bullish View on the Future of Financial Innovation
The Great Recession has given a black eye to the tools of financial innovation. Collateralized debt obligations, synthetic derivatives and other once-arcane investment vehicles are now the poster boys of what went wrong -- toxic players in the boom-and-doom scenario of the housing implosion and market rout. But these highly opaque and complex instruments are not representative of real financial innovation, which stresses transparency and responsible management of risk, argues Wharton finance pro
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Reaching Out
 Sharon Clancy and Lucie Smethurst

The University has an award winning volunteering scheme, which enables staff and students to get involved in a wide range of projects.

In this podcast Sharon Clancy from Active Communities, and Lucie Smethurst from Widening Participation guide you through what's on offer and how you can get involved.

For more information pl
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aluMATTER: Strengthening Mechanisms in Aluminium
Pure, untreated aluminium is a soft metal with insufficient strength for most engineering applications. In order to take advantage of its low density, aluminium has to be strengthened by one or more mechanisms. These are considered in detail in this selection of interactive Flash movies from the award-winning aluMATTER website available to download.
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2.3.7 Two-fold torus

As the polygons become more complicated, so the identifications become more difficult to visualise. For example, what happens if we try to identify the edges of an octagon in pairs, as indicated by the edge labels and arrowheads in Figure 34? Author(s): The Open University

CK-12 Earth Science For High School
This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a' Kindle. Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets. Download the app for your device and start reading for free.'CK-12 Earth Science For High School covers the study of Earth - its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy.'
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Creating Relevant Brands
OCTANe Building Blocks is program is part of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) “Building Blocks” series – a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The target audience for this program consists of university researchers and science and technology innovators. Defining and developing your brand – it’s more than just a name When most companies, especially early stage companies, consider their b
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Parallel and Multicore Computing
Lectures slides from the 15 lecture Parallel And Multicore Computing module presented to the Computer Science Honours class 4th year. The image used above is CRAY 1 by Rama and is available under a Creative Commons Share Alike license
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Future Quality in the Emergent European Higher Education Area Involves the Use of Informatics
In this paper an agreed set of standards, procedures and guidelines on quality assurance for the emergent European Higher Education Area is presented. If this set is implemented, the procedures for the recognition of qualifications will be strengthened. The set has been divided in two groups: there are internal and external standards and guidelines. The internals should be implemented by higher education institutions and under their responsibility. The external standards and guidelines should be
Author(s): Bilbao Javier,Bravo Eugenio,Garcia Olatz,Varela Co

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Implementing Blended Learning for 1000 Mechanical Engineering Students
The module Techniques of Programming of the RWTH Aachen University is one of five case studies within the EU funded project Blend-XL – Finding a Balance in Blended Learning with eXtra Large Students Groups. During the project the module changed from a face-to-face module into a blended learning one. Therefore a blended learning concept has been developed which includes a special virtual learning environment. With the help of the blended learning concept the main problem areas of this module, th
Author(s): Hermanns Annette,Gramatke Arno,Henning Klaus

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Facilitating Knowledge Convergence in Videoconferencing Environments: The Role of External Represent
The study analyzed how two types of graphical representation tools influence the way in which dyads use shared and unshared knowledge resources in different collaboration scenarios, and how learners represent and transfer shared knowledge under these different conditions. We varied the type of graphical representation (content-specific vs. contentunspecific) and the collaboration scenario (videoconferencing vs. face-to-face). 64 university students participated. Results show that learning partne
Author(s): Fischer Frank,Mandl Heinz

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The use of a computerized brain atlas to support knowledge-based training in radiology
Trainers of radiologists face the particular challenges of teaching normal and abnormal appearance for a variety of imaging modalities, providing access to a large appropriately-indexed case library, and teaching a consistent approach to the reporting of cases. The computer has the potential to address these issues, to supplement conventional teaching of radiology by providing case-based tutoring and diagnostic support based on a large library of images of normal and abnormal anatomy, fully desc
Author(s): Garlatti Serge,Sharples Mike

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From MASK Knowledge Management Methodology to Learning Activities Described with IMS – LD
In this paper we present how the way knowledge capitalized using the Knowledge Management Mask methodology can be used to design E-learning activities by matching Mask models and the concepts proposed by the IMS-Learning Design modelling language. Our study consists in highlighting the e-learning aspects encapsulated in these MASK models carried out around a domain of activity, via a writing these elements in the description language IMS - Learning Design; in a preoccupation of reusability and r
Author(s): Benmahamed Djilali,Ermine Jean-Louis,Tchounikine P

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Arachnid anatomy!
This lesson is part of a science unit entitled "Spiders: Fact and Fiction." During this lesson, learning will focus on specific body anatomy, functions and distinguishing characteristics of spiders.
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