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These films look at the use of linear functions to examine the spending options for a university student (duration 11 minutes 30 seconds). Part of a series of films from the METAL (Mathematics for Economics: enhancing Teaching and Learning) project that examines spending options in a number of contexts, and uses linear equations to explore constraints in markets. They are fundamental building blocks for a course of mathematics for economics. These video clips and animations can be viewed in isolation, or via the learning pathway links to related materials in a Question Bank.

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This segment introduces the film series and examines how two businesses can make decisions that help maximise profits as a result of using the mathematical technique of linear programming. Belgian chocolates are famous the world over. But there are many different kinds of chocolate that can be made. How can the producer pick the best combinations within the various constraints imposed on the business? We see how the mathematics of linear programming can help to give an insight into this question. (Duration 10 minutes 55 seconds). Part of a series of films from the METAL (Mathematics for Economics: enhancing Teaching and Learning) project that use a variety of industries as examples, to examine how businesses can maximise profits by using the mathematical technique of linear programming. Th

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In this section we look at supermarket pricing, using differentiation to show that equilibrium price in monopolistic markets in higher than in competitive markets. (Duration 7 minutes 50 seconds). Part of a series of films from the METAL (Mathematics for Economics: enhancing Teaching and Learning) project that show how partial differentiation and integration are used to gain constructive insights into economics as a discipline. They are fundamental building blocks for a course of mathematics for economics. These video clips and animations can be viewed in isolation, or via the learning pathway links to related materials in a Question Bank.

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In this section we use partial differentiation to determine the change in demand of one product when the price of another is changed. (Duration 10 minutes 37 seconds). Part of a series of films from the METAL (Mathematics for Economics: enhancing Teaching and Learning) project that show how partial differentiation and integration are used to gain constructive insights into economics as a discipline. They are fundamental building blocks for a course of mathematics for economics. These video clips and animations can be viewed in isolation, or via the learning pathway links to related materials in a Question Bank.

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These are the raw materials for the learning package. They have been provided so editing and re-purposing can be achieved easily. The package is about managing success in the service sector.It explores the unique characteristics of services and examines the implications of these for their management. Techniques to add value and enhance the service experience are examined, along with the opportunity to conduct some relevant fieldwork. The concept of enhancing customer service for the internal customer is introduced and considered in the context of its impact on customer and client interface. Consideration will also be given the the transferability of concepts covered to a wider workplace context.

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This illustrated podcast in Portuguese was created by Emilia Kropowska, a student of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, as a part of a research project entitled 'The Role of Student Audio Casting and Production in the Language Learning Curriculum'. The recording is based on the student's own original research carried out in Brazil and is based on an interview with a filha-do-santo, or initiate, Mônica Baptista Costa. Mônica explains the role of orixás in the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomblé, which was brought to Brazil during the era of slavery, and which has since become one of Brazil's major religions. Orixás play a pivotal role in Candomblé ritual and belief; they are intermediaries between human beings

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The learning objectives for this lesson include an overview of how different communication methods and skills can be used to meet the needs of learners. As part of this, we will be identifying ways in which your own communication skills could be improved, including an analysis of how barriers to effective communication might be overcome. We will discuss how to liaise with other relevant parties to effectively meet the needs of learners and how to apply minimum core specifications in literacy, language, mathematics and ICT skills. Finally, we will review how regular reflection and feedback from others, including learners, can be used to evaluate and improve your own practice.

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During this lesson, we will review what is meant by the Minimum Core in relation to yourself as a teacher and to learners in your professional setting. We will also identify your own areas for development in terms of the Minimum Core specifications in language, mathematics and ICT and also plan and evaluate your own progress. As part of this, we will consider how to apply the Minimum Core for the benefit of learners through appropriate strategies for enabling inclusive learning. Finally, we will identify an approach to action planning for future critical evaluation and continuing development.

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During this lesson, we will identify and analyse personal, social and cultural factors that influence learning. As part of this, we will develop an understanding of the terms prejudice, stereotyping and labelling. We will also discuss some common themes in prejudice and discrimination and reflect on how personal values and beliefs may impact on professional practice. Finally, we will evaluate the impact of cognitive, physical and sensory abilities on learning.

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These seminars are being run by the James Martin 21st Century School in association with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Three intersecting considerations will be examined for their relevance in assessing the wisdom of adopting 'zero' as the goal for an international initiative: 1) Tactics: Whether and how framing an issue in terms of getting to zero can be a successful technique for issue advocates? 2) Diplomatic strategy: What is the wisdom of going ahead with a major initiative even without key players? 3) Ethics: Even if we forecast that a campaign of getting to zero is not likely to be entirely or even terribly successful, can initiatives of getting to zero still recommend themselves ethically nonetheless or even be plausibly counted as moral imperatives?

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Writer and medical historian Conrad Keating talks to Dr. Brian Angus, Director of the Wellcome Trust UK Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine in Oxford, about his interest in science and how this inspired him to work with infectious diseases in Africa. Dr Brian Angus originally worked with Professor Nick White in Thailand and joined the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in 1993. In this wide-ranging discussion with the writer and medical historian Conrad Keating, Brian talks about his work with medical students, how he contracted Dengue fever in Thailand, and why scientific research on tropical diseases in developing countries benefits the people of Britain.

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Developed as part of the JISC Widgets for Inclusive Distributed Environments (WIDE) project. WIDE is a joint project between the Accessibility Research Centre at Teesside University, JISC TechDis and Portland College that aims to make online learning more accessible and inclusive for disabled students/learners. Our objective is to develop open educational resources that improve or support the learning experience and can be shared and that can be shared and adapted by the community. This project extends our vision of creating learning resources adapted for students with diverse needs in order to create a better learning environment for all learners, wherever and however they study. The aim is to develop resources that extend the functionality and flexibility of VLEs to enable institutions t

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While the case study does examine one particular teaching application of a blog, the principles discussed can just as easily be applied to any teaching situation where the ability for individuals to chronologically record a learning process, collate different learning resources such as text, video and audio, and increased peer feedback or discussion between students is desired. This episode will examine the context, planning and teaching within the case study, and highlight any issues that were encountered, and benefits that make this type of online teaching worthwhile.

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Get That Job! is an intensive, 2-day programme of employability skills workshops. It combines existing resources offered by the Careers and Confident Futures teams and shapes them into a coherent package suitable for students approaching the end of their time at university. It is designed to offer students a programme of personal development and job-seeking masterclasses, which will provide them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to compete successfully in the employment market. It blends approaches including interactive workshops, group discussion, self-evaluation, peer assessment and video feedback to build self-awareness and self-confidence in those who experience it. The intensive nature of the programme means that the number of participants is limited to 36, in order to ensure

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The BA(Hons) Photograph and Film is a practice-based programme supported with rigorous critical engagement and grounded in an ethos of reflective practice. Students need to engage with the history of the media, be critically aware of the socio-political impact of the visual and take responsibility for their own production. Traditionally the introductions to visual histories have had seminar presentations and essays as their assessment tasks. To widen the students’ world-view and create more tangible links with practice the presentations and essays were underpinned with a Reading Diary: Reading Diary: The photographic image has long been integrated within contemporary culture and has become integral to an understanding of contemporary society as well as playing a crucial role in reading h

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This resource is a video for the use of experimental equipment: DC magnetron sputtering. Magnetron sputtering is an extremely flexible coating technique that can be used to coat virtually any material. Sputtering is basically the removal of atomised material from a solid by energetic bombardment of its surface layers by ions or neutral particles. Magnetron sputtering can be done either in DC or RF modes. DC sputtering is done with conducting materials. If the target is a non conducting material the positive charge will build up on the material and it will stop sputtering. The resourse covers substrate preparation (generic) and demonstration how to use the equipment.

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These resources offer a student guide to the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). They are intended for staff that are looking to develop and use APELs and draw on the work of the Pineapple Project (www.pineappleproject.org.uk) The guide provides an introduction to APEL, explains how to prepare a claim and outlines the stages of applying. These resources are particularly intended for those who are learning at and from work, in this case learners who may be involved in the development and delivery of APEL systems. The resources can contribute to the University's Continual Professional Development (CPD) framework. Within the University's CPD programme the resources will be introduced and used by a tutor who will support and fa

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Internet for aeronautical engineering is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk

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Internet for business and management is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk

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Internet for chemical engineering is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk

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Internet for civil engineering is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk

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Internet for electrical engineering is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk

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Internet for materials engineering is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk

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This course will touch upon a number of different subfields of biological study within the context of the ocean environment. The course will begin by studying the geologic and meteorologic processes that create the oceans and affect their environment, including the specific environmental challenges facing marine life; it will also take a broad look at oceanic biodiversity before examining the interconnections between species in marine communities and concluding with a quick look at current research in Marine Biology. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Biology 308)