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Digital Nepal
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, so just how has it managed to develop a wireless network and promote innovation? This collection explores how Nepal has developed its digital technological infrastructure, how it is still developing from a complex political background and gives a sense of how different cultures around the world relate to digital technology. The videos look at the country's recent history, with particular focus on education, health, language and the economy. Th
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History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past
How do we know what people read in the past, and how they read it? This free course, History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past, is the first in a series of tutorials designed to help users of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) search, browse and use the resource, and explores the types of evidence historians have uncovered about the history of reading. Tutorial 2 (Red_2) and Tutorial 3 (Red_3) look at how this evidence can be used to tell us about the recept
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Misplaced Modifiers: A Doggone Easy Fix
This dog-themed slide show defines modifiers and provides a tip avoiding misplaced modifiers, keep modifiers close to the word being described.  Examples of misplaced modifiers are given along with their corrections.  Humorous photos accompany the examples. (03:30)
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Image and Shape: Two Distinct Approaches
This paper is the result of two researches done at the district of Campeche, Florian?polis, by the Grupo PET/ARQ/UFSC/CAPES. Different aspects and conceptual approaches were used to study the spatial attributes of this district located in the Southern part of Santa Catarina Island. The readings and analysis of two researches were based on graphic pistures builded with the use of Corel 7.0 e AutoCadR14. The first research ? "Urban Development in the Island of Santa Catarina: Public Space Study"-
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Ballet: A Beautiful Strength
Ballet Dance footage. Ballet Dancers Dancing. (1:21)
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6.046J Introduction to Algorithms (SMA 5503) (MIT)
This course teaches techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, emphasizing methods useful in practice. Topics covered include: sorting; search trees, heaps, and hashing; divide-and-conquer; dynamic programming; amortized analysis; graph algorithms; shortest paths; network flow; computational geometry; number-theoretic algorithms; polynomial and matrix calculations; caching; and parallel computing.This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) program
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7.3 Internalizing and interrogating key ideas

In addition to revisiting your notes at different times throughout the year, you might also look for opportunities to discuss key ideas with someone else - either a fellow student or someone outside of The Open University who is interested in contemporary social science debates. This can provide a helpful stimulus to internalizing them. Debating issues with someone else may well help you to generate further questions and critical observations, all part of processing and interrogating m
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Waging war: The World in Conflict
In his new book, John Andrews, former foreign correspondent for The Economist, discusses the history, evolution and persistence of terrorism and global warfare
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1.5 Design

Database design starts with a conceptual data model and produces a specification of a logical schema; this will usually determine the specific type of database system (network, relational, object-oriented) that is required, but not the detailed implementation of that design (which will depend on the operating environment for the database such as the specific DBMS available). The relational representation is still independent of any specific DBMS; it is another conceptual data model.

Our
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How Impact Investing Could Move from the Margins to Mainstream
Transparency and accountability are critical to attracting more private capital and enabling government policies for impact investing, say two practitioners.
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6.450 Principles of Digital Communications I (MIT)
The course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice behind many of today's communications systems. 6.450 forms the first of a two-course sequence on digital communication. The second class, 6.451, is offered in the spring. Topics covered include: digital communications at the block diagram level, data compression, Lempel-Ziv algorithm, scalar and vector quantization, sampling and aliasing, the Nyquist criterion, PAM and QAM modulation, signal constellations, finite-energy waveform sp
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15.310 Managerial Psychology Laboratory (MIT)
Surveys social psychology and organization theory interpreted in the context of the managerial environment. Shares lectures with 15.301, with a separate recitation required. 15.301 is intended primarily for non-Sloan students, both graduate and undergraduate. Deals with a number of diverse subjects, including motivation and reward systems for engineers and scientists in industry; the aging of technical groups; the management of R&D matrix organizations; and the architecture of R&D labora
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2 Discrimination in the labour market: introduction

Discrimination can manifest itself in all aspects of life. It may be evident in the type and location of housing available to certain groups, in their access to quality education and health care or how they are treated in the labour market. We will focus on the last of these considerations and, in particular, why the labour market status of some groups of workers is significantly worse than that for the population at large. This does not mean that discrimination in the labour market is a more
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Rembrandt, The Three Crosses, 1653 _ Smart History at Khan Academy
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Crosses, etching and drypoint, 1653 Speakers: Dr. David Drogin, Dr. Beth Harris (10:23) The sound quality could be better. 
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5.4 Activity 8

Activity 8

The M & S case study illustrates the importance of managing relationships. Having read it, try to answer the following questions.

  • On which value discipline has the com
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1.1.4 Evaluating Information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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2.9.1 Looking at a plan

You will be looking at a plan of the museum in order to find your way around.

Key Learning Points

  • Understanding directions in a building

  • Understanding what is or is not allowed

  • Making liaisons with words beginning with ‘h’

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17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations (MIT)
This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military
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4.7 Has telephone design changed over time?

As you can see from Figure 5 the design of the telephone has changed considerably over its lifetime, reflecting the improvements in technology, materials, components and manufacturing processes. Figures 1(a) to (f) show some of the early progress.
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2.3.3 Plans for action

  • Agree what the student teacher needs to do to progress, and make constructive practical suggestions to move practice forward.

  • Agree short-term achievable targets.

  • Agree to discuss the outcome of the observation and the arrangements for the next steps in their learning at the mentor session.

  • Provide the student teacher with a copy of the mentor's written observations and summary of action planning.


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