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This course started with the idea that computers have become an important part of everyday life, especially when all the â€˜invisibleâ€™ computers that surround us are taken into account â€“ those embedded in objects such as kitchen scales and digital cameras.

Three fundamental ideas introduced in this course are:

• computers comprise both hardware (the physical objects) and software (the programs);

• computers receive data from th
Author(s): The Open University

Other people can be one of the best tools for developing your thinking. Engaging with others, for example in debate and discussion (either face-to-face or at a distance) is how we most effectively develop our thinking and construct knowledge. This is why many educational institutions encourages, for example:

• dialogue with a tutor in writing (through the assignments)

• participatory learning methods such as group activities in tutorials

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The simplest example of a paper-and-glue construction is to make a rectangle into a cylinder by gluing together two opposite edges. We take a closed rectangle ABB' A' in the plane and identify the opposite edges AB and A'B', as shown in Figure 27. This means that:

Author(s): The Open University

[Every year at Thanksgiving-time I resurrect a column written by a fellow teacher, Kent Dillon, about the real reason we celebrate this holiday. It is a story no longer told in the textbooks because it is thoroughly unPC, and undermines the idea that government is the solver of all problems. We were teachers, as well as part of the crew, at The Flint School, a private, academic boarding school aboard two large sailing ships, and we used the world as a campus. Kent wrote this for the students&
Author(s): Judy Thommesen

How to Solve a Math Pattern
In order to solve a math pattern, a few numbers of the pattern need to be provided first. Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences with help from a math teacher. (02:38)
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Josephine: -ight-
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The exterior of the theatre, built in 1874-79 in red brick and stone with an overhanging timber gallery, with the River Avon in the foreground. This theatre burnt down in 1926 and was replaced by a plain brick building in 1932. Photographed in 1879 by Henry Taunt.
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Generative Design Methods - Implementing Computational Techniques in Undergraduate Architectural Edu
In continuation to the Deceptive Landscape Installation research project (Agkathidis, Kocat?rk 2014), this paper investigates the implementation of generative design techniques in undergraduate architectural design education. After reviewing the main definitions of generative design synoptically, we have assessed the application of a modified generative method on a final year, undergraduate design studio, in order to evaluate its potential and its suitability within the framework of a research l
Author(s): Agkathidis, Asterios

The "Real Space - Cyberspace" Paradigm
In a chain of "real - perceived - imagined space" the computer reduces to a uniform model of only real and imagined space. It cannot undertake man's function or it cannot build the perception model. However, perception assumes physiological perception, psychological estimation and understanding, and emotional ho-experience. For a person the seizing of space during perception is constructing temporary spatial images and their development. The communicative relations of the person with environment
Author(s): Agranovich-Ponomarieva, E. and Litvinova, A.

Find the Missing Leg of a Right Triangle
The legs of a right triangle are the sides that are adjacent to its right angle. Sometimes we have problems that ask us to find a missing length of one of these legs. This video explains how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find a missing leg of a triangle, but only if the length measure of the hypotenuse and the other one of the legs is known. (1:27)
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Categorization of building product models in BIM Content Library portals
BIM Content Libraries are performing as online sources for building product models. In order to effectively use the product models, it is important to organize them systematically within these databases. But currently there is no standard or guideline for this purpose. Products in these libraries are being categorized based on different criteria such as the object classes in the target platform, by referring to multiple classification systems or based on customized categories. This paper studies
Author(s): Afsari, Kereshmeh; Chuck Eastman

Interactive Animation on the Macintosh II
The efficiency of images in communication between humans has so far been used almost exclusively by TV and other mass medias. The costs have been too great to encourage the use of images in the financially restricted everyday practice of architecture. With a range of application programs for the Apple Macintosh II the vision has come close to reality. It is now possible to create guided walks with the chance to choose different routes and views in a model of buildings and surroundings in 256 col
Author(s): Af Klercker, Jonas

Visualisation of Design Using Animation for Virtual Prototyping
Although recent technology in time-based representation has vastly improved, animation in virtual prototype design field remains the same. Some designers invest a huge amount of money in the latest visualisation and multimedia technology and yet may create even worse animation. They often cramp sequences resulting in many viewers failing to interpret the design positively as they miss a lot of vital information that explains the design. This paper basically reports the importance of film-making

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2.4 Using the framework

The three-stage framework focuses on the processes of learning, and is a general approach that you can use in different ways. However, skills development also needs a context and should be linked into your course or work activities. A useful starting point is to use your course or project to provide a timeframe for your skills development work.

If you are following a formal course of study, the course will have been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of a subject area,
Author(s): The Open University

Manhattan: What Henry Hudson Saw in 1609
This video from National Geographic gives us a peek at what Manhattan would have looked like when Henry Hudson discovered it. (Professional video that shows scenes of NYC without the buildings, bridges, and such). (01:39)

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1.1 Introduction

In this reading I focus on a piece of data to introduce some of the main themes and issues in discourse research. The material I have chosen to examine has historical interest. It is a public text of some import for British society and yet it also has a curiously private and confessional aspect. I am going to look at extracts from Princess Diana's interview with Martin Bashir which was screened in 1995 on Panorama â€“ a British news-documentary television programme.

What was stri
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

• identify some key themes in discourse analysis;

• appreciate the consequences of discourse research for some key topics in social science, such as indentity, interaction and subjectivity;

• be familiar with some discourse analytical techniques and their consequences for analysing social interactions.

Author(s): The Open University