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Early Career Learning - the LiNEA project. Interim report for Engineering
This interim report is based on data obtained from recently graduated engineers about their learning and development in their first full-time jobs. It covers the first two years of a four-year project, and its main themes have been selected in order to facilitate the next ‘action’ phase of the research. The focus is on the graduate engineers’ learning, and the factors that may affect the speed at which expertise develops. We have identified some areas where adjustments could be made to imp
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4.11 Critiquing gender essentialism

Activity 19

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Look again at what Tannen and Gray say about men's and women's communicative behaviour. Then review the description of essentialism and the social con
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4.1 Background to Vue

This section discusses one of four video case studies used in the T883 course to illustrate some basic concepts of operations management covered by the course.

Vue Entertainment is a relatively young organisation, formed in 2003 with the acquisition of 36 cinemas from the Warner Village chain. At the time of writing (October 2007) it currently operates 579 screens and 130,585 seats over 59 cinemas. It sees its approach as firmly based upon its desire to consistently provide ‘the best
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1.3.1 Introduction

You can find a lot of information about education on the internet.

To find this information you might choose to use:

  • search engines and subject gateways;

  • books and electronic books;

  • databases;

  • journals;

  • encyclopedias;

  • news sources;

  • reports;

  • official publications;

  • statistics;

  • internet resources.


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Teachers as researchers and teachers as software developers: how use-case analysis helps build bette
A series of government initiatives has raised both the profile of ICT in the curriculum and the expectation that high quality teaching and learning resources will be accessible across electronic networks. In order for e-learning resources such as websites to have the maximum educational impact, teachers need to be involved in their design and development. Use-case analysis provides a means of defining user requirements and other constraints in such a way that software developers can produce e-le
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the key points of the waterfall model applied to database development

  • appreciate the roles of various development artefacts, such as the data requirements document, conceptual data model and such like used to communicate between activities in the database development life cycle

  • communicate effectively about aspects of the development of databases.


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Relationships and the Internet
This forum looks at the state of the art of academic research on relationships and the Internet and how this research informs research on the social aspects of the Internet in general, such as issues of trust and identity. Research on the role of the Internet in meeting new people is an increasingly vital area of inquiry, and is illustrated by a burgeoning literature on such topics as online dating. However, the Internet may shape many other aspects of relationships beyond introducing individual
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1.5.2 Ways of organizing yourself

How do you organize yourself?

Activity 12

Make a note of how you organise your:

  • emails

  • internet bookmarks or favorites

  • computer files


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Poussin, Landscape with St. John, 1640
Nicolas Poussin, Landscape with St. John, 1640 (Art Institute of Chicago) and Rape of the Sabines, 1635 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. David Drogin. (09:36)
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Felix the Cat in Hollywood (1923)
In the 1920's Felix's popularity began to fade due to the emergence of sound cartoons from the Disney studios. Though his popularity was fading in the movie theater more and more merchandise was being produced with Felix's picture on it.  In this cartoon Felix goes to Hollywood and meets up with Charlie Chaplin.  (7:59)
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12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Ecological Theory (MIT)
In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on ecological theory. Emphasis will be on providing a theoretical and phenomenological foundation for the study of computational models. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions.
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1.13 Extract 1 References

Antonovsky, A. (1979) Health, Stress and Coping: New Perspectives on Mental and Physical Well-Being, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.

Antonovsky, A. (1987) Unraveling the Mystery of Health: How People Manage Stress and Stay Well, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.

Blaxter, M. (1983) ‘The causes of disease: women talking’, Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 59–69.

Bowling, A. (1991) Measuring Health, Buckingham, Open University Pres
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Indian Raga Music
The music of North India is mesmerising, and shrouded in tradition and culture. There, raga is the art of life - it is the music of the mind. The tracks in this album focus on three instruments - the tabla, the alap and the voice - all central to the existence of Raga. Each instrument is broken down into the individual sounds that make up the intricate compositions. Performances on all three complete this introduction to the fascinating sound of Raga. This material is drawn from The Open Unive
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Scale of the Universe
An overview of what the solar system is and uses animation to good effect. However, the numbers are really difficult for the student to understand unless there is a handout and other resources to help with this video.

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World Hip Hop Dance Championship: POREOTICS World Finals 2009 Performance, 8/2/09
U.S.A.'s POREOTICS pursue the World Championship title at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(2:28)
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Internet Governance and Regulation: The Future of the Internet - and How to Stop It
What lies around the corner for the Internet .. and how do we avoid it? How can we study and affect the future of the Internet using the distributed power of the network itself? This is Jonathan Zittrain's inaugural lecture at the University of Oxford. This inaugural lecture by Professor Jonathan Zittrain proposes a theory about what lies around the corner for the Internet, how to avoid it, and how to study and affect the future of the internet using the distributed power of the network itself,
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18.336 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (MIT)
This graduate-level course is an advanced introduction to applications and theory of numerical methods for solution of differential equations. In particular, the course focuses on physically-arising partial differential equations, with emphasis on the fundamental ideas underlying various methods.
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Lecture 7: Engineers at War
Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Christopher Pugsley on "Engineers at War". Many of the most prominent man-made historical features in the landscape are the work of military engineers. Hadrian's Wall, Windsor Castle, the coastal fortifications, even the Albert Hall, all testify to the skills of the military engineer. Military engineers throughout history have always had to marry theory and genius to the practical skills of making the concept work in crisis on the ground; no small accomplishment.
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Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It
Those possessing the anti-capitalist mentality — so ascendant in our culture today — often critique market actors as being solely motivated by “greed.” Surely economic systems based on nobler motivations, they say, would better promote the long-run interests of the planet.The Voluntary Marketplace Uses Greed as Motivation to Serve OthersThis is an issue I deal with in detail in my Principles of Economics classes. The fascinating point about the market system isn’t t
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5.1.5 English Language

McArthur, T. (ed.) (1992) The Oxford Companion to the English Language, Oxford, Oxford University Press.


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