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1 Overview

This course begins with some explanations of culture and discussion of how to distinguish between national and organisational culture. Reading what some well-known writers on organisational and national culture have to say will help you recognise some of the main dimensions of culture and reinforces that all of us, including organisations, construct different views of the world as a result of cultural influences. Thus culture plays a key role in the ways in which organisations perceive the en
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1.1 Why look at photographs?

Age Concern poster: age and identity
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18.445 Introduction to Stochastic Processes (MIT)
This course is an introduction to Markov chains, random walks, martingales, and Galton-Watsom tree. The course requires basic knowledge in probability theory and linear algebra including conditional expectation and matrix.
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5.3 Viscoelasticity and master curves

An immediate consequence of the viscoelasticity of polymers is that their deformations under stress are time dependent. If the imposed mechanical stress is held constant then the resultant strain will increase with time, i.e. the polymer creeps. If a constant deformation is imposed then the induced stress will relax with time (stress relaxation). Author(s): The Open University

Article :: Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book: Preparing a Design Documen
The way you approach the design and organization of your artwork has a significant impact on the structure of the project in Flash Catalyst and the underlying code. This excerpt from Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book will help protect the integrity of your design and minimize re-working or re-structuring assets after bringing them into Flash Catalyst.
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Les réseaux informatiques
Enseignement destiné à faire acquérir les concepts fondamentaux des réseaux informatiques. Il aborde les points suivants : les couches OSI, Internet et l'architecture TCP/IP, programmation socket, réseau WIFI, outils réseaux (Proxy, Nat, Firewall, VPN, etc.), architecture réseau du département ASI (Architecture des Systèmes d'Information). Cours du département ASI sur la plateforme e-learning de l'INSA de Rouen.
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Introduction

Knowledge technologies embody formal models of how the world works. If well designed, these models can relieve people of mundane activities and free them up to concentrate on what they do best. At their best, knowledge technologies can detect patterns in information which are too complex for humans to detect, or which they do not have time to detect, and can deliver this information to the right people, at the right time, in the right form for interpretation. This unit looks at the cor
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Mexican students invent eco-friendly motorbike
Mexican students in Oaxaca City design a motorbike that runs on its own generated energy, without using any combustion. They say their prototype model is a breakthrough invention for eco-friendly motorbikes. Elly Park reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and innovations news: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and acro
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Turning Products into Valuable Platforms
Paying attention to the management of your company and nurturing customers is the key to transitioning a successful product into a robust digital platform.
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5 Conclusion

Are we now better equipped to answer the three questions posed in Section 1.1?

How are identities formed?

We present ourselves to others through everyday interactions, through the way we speak and dress, marking ourselves as the same as those with whom we share an identity and different from those with whom we do
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Banking Reform Five Years On.
John Vickers, Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, gives a talk for the European Studies Centre seminar series on banking and the economic recession. Chaired by Max Watson, St Antony's College.
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2.4 Rapid serial visual presentation

It has been known for a long time that backward masking can act in one of two ways: integration and interruption (Turvey, 1973). When the SOA between target and mask is very short, integration occurs; that is, the two items are perceived as one, with the result that the target is difficult to report, just as when one word is written over another. Of more interest is masking by interruption, which is the type we have been considering in the previous section. It occurs at longer S
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12.1.2 Focus groups

A focus group is simply a group of people gathered together to discuss a particular issue. They have been used in all kinds of social and market research, including political policy making. In market research for product design, a focus group might be a group of purchasers of a particular product brought together to discuss their feelings and attitudes towards the product and rival products; or perhaps their general likes and dislikes about those types of products. The intention of the market
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We are losing students because we are not accessing the skills that they have got
Students who struggle with literacy in educational settings are often highly literate in other domains of life. A team of researchers, led by PROFESSOR ROZ IVANICˇ and drawn from universities and colleges in England and Scotland, aims to show how these practices can be drawn upon to meet the literacy demands of further education,23,120,26
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3.4 Communicating your request

There is a real tension between being both personal and impersonal at the same time, appealing to individuals as you appeal to thousands. The widespread aversion to junk mail, telephone selling and email spamming means you have only a brief moment to capture the interest and attention of your audience. This poses a dilemma: how to persuade your audience that your case warrants this attention without the dangers associated with using shock tactics, being too slick or gimmicky. Through careful
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Learning How to Learn: using the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set to support teachers as researchers
This conference paper describes how the extension of the Dublin Core Metadata set by domain-specific vocabulary capable of describing not only learning resources but also the classroom contexts in which they may be used, the strategies underpinning them and associated research evidence has provided the basis of sophisticated knoweldge management tools to support teacher professional development.,79,83,84
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The design of the ESRC-TLRP 'Learning How to Learn' project
This paper, by Mary James, David Pedder, Paul Black, Dylan Wiliam and Robert McCormick, describes the design of a major development and research project within the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme. It outlines the project's aims to enhance teaching and learning in schools through innovative practice at classroom and school level, and through networking. It describes the assumptions and principles on which the design of the study was based and how the overall plan for the research ev
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Towards Evidence-based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) - an ESRC funded Teaching and Learning R
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16.20 Structural Mechanics (MIT)
Applies solid mechanics to analysis of high-technology structures. Structural design considerations. Review of three-dimensional elasticity theory; stress, strain, anisotropic materials, and heating effects. Two-dimensional plane stress and plane strain problems. Torsion theory for arbitrary sections. Bending of unsymmetrical section and mixed material beams. Bending, shear, and torsion of thin-wall shell beams. Buckling of columns and stability phenomena. Introduction to structural dynamics. Ex
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20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (MIT)
This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Experimental design, rigorous data analysis, and scientific communication form the underpinnings of this subject. Three discovery-based experimental modules focus on genome engineering, expression engineering, and biomaterial engineering.This OCW site is based on the source OpenWetWare class Wiki, found at 20.109(F07): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering.
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