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2.3 Exploring for coal
During the Indistrial Revolution half of the world's coal came from Britain. We still rely heavily on it today to meet our energy needs, but now we input more than we produce. Burning it introduces large amounts of gases into the atmosphere that harm the environment in a variety of ways. In this unit it will become apparent that the most appealing quality of coal is that there is plenty of it.
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2.2 The role of technology in the broadcast news industry

Taylor's introductory comments

Taylor starts with some introductory comments. Notice the informal style he uses because this is essentially a script for a talk to a colloquium. Notice also the other issue that I raised earlier, that Taylor is assuming that his listeners are fami
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3.4 Showing a good grasp of ideas

To show your grasp of the ideas you have been studying you have to express them for yourself, in your own words. Your tutor will certainly be looking out for signs that you understand the centrally important issues. For example, Philip showed that he understood the significance of Ellis's point about women's loss of a household management role. But he was very vague about the effects this had on women's lives in the countryside, which suggests he hadn't really sorted out that part of h
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • give examples of poverty in terms of low income and the effects this has on the lives of those who are very poor.


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Big Data & the Linkage of Federal Data Resources for Biodiversity Science
Gerald Guala discussed big data in Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) and highlighted efforts to link related data across the Federal system led by the working group on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics. Speaker Biography: Gerald "Stinger" Guala is director of the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) at the U.S. Geological Survey. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6620
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Son Jarocho Master Musicians: César Castro, Artemio Posadas & Luis Sarimientos
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts curates a presentation of some of the key master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California who are deeply integrated into the transnational cultural phenomenon of son Jarocho. During the 1970s this folk musical style from southern Veracruz, Mexico, underwent a revitalization. The central traditional social gathering, the fandango, was reinvigorated, widely popularizing the complex of music, song, dance and poetry that are all
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4.1 Legacy technology

The aim of Section 5 is to examine some of the issues and problems which affect the devekopment of Internet, e-commerce and e-business applications.

The World Wide Web was developed as a way of dispensing documentation within the large research laboratory at CERN in Geneva. I am sure that the originator of the technology, Tim Berners-Lee, did not realise at that stage how it would expand and become a major component of our economic infrastructure. Because many of the developers o
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Benefits of Online Courses
This video highlights benefits of online courses (flexible scheduling, personalized learning, and expanded course offerings). (05:06)
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Charles Raven (1885-1964): Professor of Divinity and Promoter of Science
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3.1 Social work values and legal values

Social work practice is founded on and informed by a value base; however, this value base is uncertain and changing (Shardlow, 1998). It is important that practitioners are able to reflect on their values and prejudices and consider the implications of these for practice. The next activity requires you to think about this before going on to look in more detail at what is meant by social work values.

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4 The student's view

Activity 3 should have helped you to clarify your ideas about the aims and purposes of geography education. One of the advantages of doing this is that it encourages you to focus on what you think is important about teaching geography. In our experience, this is sometimes difficult given the hectic pace of life in schools!

Missing so far in this discussion has been the voice of the students who are on the ‘receiving end’ of geography lessons. After all, they are the people who
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14.381 Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
This course is divided into two sections, Part I and Part II.  Part I provides an introduction to statistical theory and can be found by visiting 14.381 Fall 2013. Part II, found here, prepares students for the remainder of the econometrics sequence. The emphasis of the course is to understand the basic principles of statistical theory. A brief review of probability will be given; however, this material is assumed knowledge. The course also covers basic regression analysis. Topics c
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4.4 Job description

From your analysis of the job you can write a job description which will state what the job holder is responsible for and what they are required to do (see Example 1 ).

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1.4.8 Summary

In this section we have introduced you to the PROMPT checklist as a useful tool for assessing the quality of any piece of information. If you use it regularly you will find that you develop the ability to scan information quickly and identify strengths and weaknesses. As a closing exercise you might like to pick one of the websites below or any of your own choice and try to evaluate it using the PROMPT criteria. To make it easier for you we have provided a printable checklist (see below).
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5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT)
This course covers time-dependent quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics include perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions and linear response theory, and nonlinear spectroscopy.
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2.1 Introduction

The answer to the question ‘what makes for quality parenting?’ may not necessarily lie in textbooks. As we hope you will see as you work through this section, your own and other people's experiences can be a rich learning resource about the positive and negative aspects of parenting.

There is a wealth of literature on children's developmental needs and an entire industry which produces guidance for parents in the form of books, pamphlets, magazines and now websites on caring for chi
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