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O ambiente virtual de aprendizagem em arquitetura e design da UFSC - Do projeto ? realidade [The Vir
This article presents the theoretical basis and the structure that supports the virtual learning process on a collaborative environment for Architecture and Design: VLE-AD. The virtual environment is modelled based on the presuppositions of the Problems Based Learning (PBL) and on the distance collaboration based with the fundamentals of constructivism and socio-interacionism. A specific environment for problems resolution is offered together with syncronic and assyncronic communication tools. T
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Governments Turn to the UN to Avoid Paying Their Debts

The Mises Institute recently spoke with Nicolás Cachanosky, an Argentina-born economist, now at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, who is familiar with sovereign debt issues. We asked him about a recent UN resolution that seeks to make it easier for governments to default on their debts.

Mises Institute: Paying back government debt is not the simple matter it is often assumed to be, and repudiation of government debt has its benefits. Murray Rothbard, for example, in his arti
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3.2 Protein structure

Proteins are one example of a biopolymer. You will already be familiar with synthetic polymers such as polyethylene and nylon: long chains made up of many thousands of repeating units, called monomers, linked together by strong covalent bonds. Polymers are particularly versatile materials because of the very different strengths of the bonds between monomer units in the chain (strong) and between one chain and another (weak). By varying the arrangement of chains within a material a huge
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2.14 Samples and populations

It is no accident that the examples used to illustrate the statistics for repeated measurements of individual quantities were drawn from chemistry and physics. Experiments involving repeated measurements of some quantity are typical of the physical sciences. There are, however, many other types of scientific work in which a typical procedure is to collect data by measuring or counting the members of a sub-set of things which form part of a larger group, and
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1.221J Transportation Systems (MIT)
Approaching transportation as a complex, large-scale, integrated, open system (CLIOS), this course strives to be an interdisciplinary systems subject in the "open" sense. It introduces qualitative modeling ideas and various techniques and philosophies of modeling complex transportation enterprises. It also introduces conceptual frameworks for qualitative analysis, such as frameworks for regional strategic planning, institutional change analysis, and new technology development and deployment. And
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Dutch painting of the Golden Age
Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its apparently ‘everyday’ character. Works by artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch and Jacob van Ruisdael seem to offer a faithful picture of life in the Netherlands at the time. In studying this free course, Dutch painting of the Golden Age, you will discover that there is much more to Dutch painting than meets the eye. You will explore
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Islam in contemporary societies, an MA course
Maqsood Ahmed, the government’s senior advisor on Muslim communities, talks about being the first student on the MA course in Islam in contemporary societies.
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Educational Technology Resources
This is is a blog that provides information about various educational technologies as well as free handouts on how to use use each one of them. the handouts can be downloaded in Word format and can be modified to meet the needs of teachers and educational technologists.So far, you can download handouts on Audacity, Blogger, Comic Life, Hot Potatoes, Glogster, Photostory 3, Voicethread, Voki and Wordle. The list is growing with new handouts added every month.
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10.5 Desire to help others

This is a less common motivation but it shows not everyone is driven by money.

In 1991 the inventor Trevor Baylis saw a BBC documentary about the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. What was needed was a way of broadcasting the safe-sex message to people in areas without electricity and where batteries for a radio could cost a month's wages. Solar power wouldn't necessarily help as most people who could get to a radio listened in the evening after work. While absorbing this information he ima
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Legislative and Presidential Politics
Democracy entails a complicated process of dynamic interactions between diverse actors pursuing often-conflicting interests. Politics in a democratic system is thus naturally messy, complicated, and confusing. This is exemplified most clearly by the two national institutions, i.e., legislature and the Presidency.
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8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab" (MIT)
Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring. The purposes of Junior Lab are to give students hands-on experience with some of the experimental basis of modern physics and, in the
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1 Introduction and overview

This unit is concerned with the very things that we, as ordinary people, talk about as a consequence of listening to radio, watching television or reading newspapers and magazines: the programmes and articles that constitute media output. We do not (except on rare occasions) experience celebrities face-to-face, as their celebrity is conditional on having their image disseminated far and wide. This unit examines the everyday evidence of celebrity activity – what academic media analyst
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How Important Is Education to Entrepreneurial Development?
Business students can be taught how to negotiate with lawyers, pitch to investors and create a business plan, but can you teach someone to think like an entrepreneur?
Author(s): Michelle Rogan, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Entr

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2.2 Analytical tools

To take matters forward, Davies and Ellison suggest the use of analytical tools to assist with practical target setting when data and information have been collected. They suggest some tools including ‘Boston Growth Matrix’ from the Boston Consulting Group and Little's ‘Lifecycle portfolio matrix’.

Perhaps most readers will be familiar with a SWOT analysis – strengths and weaknesses are usually internal while opportunities and threats are regarded as external factors. Davies a
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11.370 Brownfields Policy and Practice (MIT)
There are several hundred thousand Brownfield sites across the country. The large number of sites, combined with how a majority of these properties are located in urban and historically underserved communities, dictate that redevelopment of these sites stands to be a common theme in urban planning for the foreseeable future. Students form a grounded understanding of the Brownfield lifecycle: how and why they were created, their potential role in community revitalization, and the general processe
Author(s): Hamilton, James

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Introduction

This course provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analysis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in Author(s): The Open University

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Kindvriendelijke scholen : Themafiche
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Via deze themafiche komen leerlingen meer te weten over kindvriendelijke scholen. Leerlingen vergelijken hun klas met een klas uit Burkina Faso. Ze lezen getuigenissen van schoolkinderen en denken na wat ze zouden kunnen verbeteren aan de situatie …


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Tweakers.net : Prijzen en producten vergelijken
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Tweakers is een handige website over technologie en elektronica, waar men hoofdzakelijk prijzen van verschillende producten kan vergelijken. Het is een onafhankelijke expertise met één grote passie: …


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8 Voice

Is the speaker in a poem one and the same as the writer? Stop and consider this for a few moments. Can you think of any poems you have read where a writer has created a character, or persona, whose voice we hear when we read?

Wordsworth's The Prelude was written as an autobiographical poem, but there are many instances where it is obvious that poet and persona are different. Charlotte Mew's poem, ‘The Farmer's Bride’ (1916) begins like this:

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21W.730-5 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Imagining the Future (MIT)
Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having recently passed, such scrutiny and speculations inevitably intensify. What will the future that awaits us in this twenty-first century and beyond be like? And how do visions of that future reflect and respond to the world we live in now? In this course we will read and write about
Author(s): Faery, Rebecca Blevins

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