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1: Concepts of Information Technology
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This module includes the basics and theories of ICT, including types of computer, networks, how, why and who people access information using ICT. This module is the first under the ECDL (AKA ICDL) qualification, written for Windows XP and Office 2003

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Computer Science
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Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Jana Mills
20th Century Art
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Examination of the cultural and artistic developments of the twentieth century in Europe and the United States, surveying the artwork of Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Op-Art, and Modern and Postmodern architecture.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
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The Saylor Foundation
Aberdulais Falls: A Case Study in Welsh Heritage
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This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides what should be preserved from the

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Arts and Humanities
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Abnormal Behavior
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This course will help to define abnormal and normal behaviors and to group these abnormal phenomena into 'disorders.' It will cover the basic concepts surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal psychological phenomena. The student will investigate the characteristics, epidemiology, controversy, and treatment of individual disorders. The student will begin by defining normal versus abnormal behavior and reviewing the historical context in which abnormal psychology emerged, then discuss the major theories or paradigms associated with abnormal psychology, the classification system used to differentiate and define disorders, and the research methods often utilized in the study of abnormal psychology. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to: describe the historical context from which the current conceptualization of abnormal psychology has evolved; identify and describe the main theoretical perspectives/paradigms which have influenced the field of abnormal psychology; identify and differentiate the classification of psychological disorders; evaluate treatment approaches; explain the major research findings for each group of disorders and how they add to our knowledge of the causes and treatment of psychological disorders. (Psychology 401)

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Psychology
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The Saylor Foundation
Academic Administration, Finance and Management
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1.) Theory Learning Goals:
a.) Understanding theoretical perspectives in academic administration, finance and management including the Microtechnique constructions TORI and noesis as well as some organizational principles from General System Theory Squared, GST2, (GST2 by Lindblom). The course is in exploration of complex systems thinking (Microtechnique) (in The Psychology of Administration and Management and includes elements from The Psychology of Consciousness for the purposes of hypothesis foundation and elements from General System Theory Squared (GST2) for method.
b.) Assessment and appraisal of Microtechnique scholarly research and writing in areas of psychology.

2.) Learning Goals:
a.) General application of psychological theory in Microtechnique management.
b.) Reflection on application of Microtechnique theory and design methodology in theoretical research and action research including practical investigation of ideas, norms, and change strategies in Management.

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Business and Communication
Finance
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Rice University
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Author:
Eric Lindblom
Accelerated motion in one dimension
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The nature of acceleration is determined by the net external force for constant mass system. Depending on the nature of force, there exists wide range of possibilities like zero, constant or varying accelerations in one dimensional motion.

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Physics
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Rice University
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Author:
Sunil Kumar Singh
Accelerated motion in two dimensions
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Motion in two dimensions with one dimensional acceleration (projectile) is analyzed with component motions in coordinate system, whereas motion in two dimensions with two dimensional acceleration (circular motion) is analyzed with the help of component accelerations - tangential and normal accelerations.

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Physics
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Rice University
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Sunil Kumar Singh
Acceleration
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The rate of change of velocity with time is called acceleration. Most of the real time examples of motion are accelerated in variety of ways - despite the fact that the basic nature of the matter is to maintain its velocity in both direction and magnitude

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Physics
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Rice University
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Author:
Sunil Kumar Singh
Accessibility of Elearning
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It is part of a teaching professional's skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in eLearning or may need alternative teaching methods. It covers the technology and techniques used by disabled students, the adjustments to teaching methods that might be reasonable, design decisions which affect the accessibility of eLearning tools and strategies for evaluation.

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Education
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Achieving Public Dialogue
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There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be 'passive'. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more 'active' in the direction of science practice by 'two-way' interactions, with dialogue taking place between science and some part of 'the public',

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Communication
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
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This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.

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UMass Boston
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UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
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Ph.D.
Professor Peter Taylor
Adaptation - Vampirism | Ecology & Environment | the virtual school
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An alternative introduction to the chapter "Adapting and Living Together" - explained with Vamipres! It sits within the Ecology and Environment topic of the virtual school GCSE Biology. Teachers can choose which engagement video is better for their own uses and students.

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fuseschool - a global OER programme
Adaptive Filters
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Covers different types of adaptive filters and their implementations. In depth analysis is done of the Wiener Filter algorithm and the LMS algorithm.

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Rice University
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Author:
Douglas L. Jones
Adaptive Interference (Noise) Cancellation
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Adaptive interference (or noise) cancellers are widely used. An adaptive noise canceller adaptively filters a noise reference input to maximally match and subtract out noise or interference from the Primary (signal plus noise) input.

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Rice University
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Author:
Douglas L. Jones
Addiction and Neural Ageing
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance -"addiction' and"neural ageing'. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Activity/Lab
Reading
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
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The Open University
Addressing Modes for TI TMS320C54x
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The TI TMS320C54x microprocessor provides a number of ways to specify the location of data to be used in calculations. Immediate addressing, direct addressing, and indirect addressing are the three main types. Knowing the basic addressing modes of a mic

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Computer Science
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Rice University
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Author:
Daniel Sachs
Dima Moussa
Douglas L. Jones
Mark Haun
Matthew Berry
Swaroop Appadwedula
Adolescent Health and Development
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The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, panels of guest speakers, group and individual projects. The purpose of the lectures, readings, discussion and panels of guest speakers is to explore a variety of aspects of adolescence and adolescent health. The group and individual projects are meant to help students develop skills to work in multi-disciplinary teams and analyze adolescent health concerns through conceptual frameworks and recommend effective solutions through interventions.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Blum, Robert
Advanced Analytic Methods in Geospatial Intelligence
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The traditional approach to geospatial analysis is the intuitive technique. In order to improve analysis, relatively uncomplicated methods exist to help intelligence analysts structure their analysis. These structured methods, which can be applied to a broad range of problems, provide a scientific-like and demonstrable approach to analysis that can enhance the intelligence analyst objectivity. Structured methodologies do not replace the subjective insight of the intelligence analyst. Instead, the intent is to use a logical framework to illustrate and capitalize on intuition, experience, and judgment. A structured methodology provides a traceable and repeatable means to reach a conclusion. Significant for us, structured methods have significant value in that they can be taught. Structured methodologies are severely neglected in the geospatial realm. This course teaches the theory and practice behind a structured analytic method designed for geospatial intelligence, with particular emphasis given to selecting and applying appropriate analysis techniques to create and test hypotheses. Students will assess the various connotative biases and spatial fallacies that interfere with sound spatial thinking. Students also appraise basic analysis techniques including imagination, diagnostic, and challenging & reframing.

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Physical Geography
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Diagram/Illustration
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Pennsylvania State University
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Penn State, College of EMS
Author:
Mr. Steve Handwerk, Mr. David Jimenez, Dr. Gregory Thomas
The Advanced CNXML
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This is the final installment of my three part tutorial on the CNXML language. It is currently valid for the most recent release of the 0.3 language. The keywords contain a list of the tags described in this tutorial. Along with the example code in this module there is also an example module that has been growing throughout the tutorial.

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Computer Science
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Rice University
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Author:
Ricardo Radaelli-Sanchez
Advertising and Promotion (Business 306)
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The purpose of this course is to lead students in an exploration of fundamental advertising principles and the role advertising plays in the promotional mix. You will learn where advertising fits in the Marketing Mix, also known as the four Ps: Product, Price, Place, and Promotion. Although some consider all promotion synonymous with advertising, you will learn the unique characteristics that separate advertising from other forms of promotional communication. You will revisit some familiar marketing concepts within a new framework, approaching the subject from the advertiserŐs perspective.

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Business and Communication
Marketing
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The Saylor Foundation
African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
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The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans' urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. WARNING: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Yale University
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Open Yale Courses
Author:
Jonathan Holloway
African-American Literature
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This course considers the impact of storytelling and spirituals on the literary production of African American authors from the Colonial period to the current day, examining the cultural, historical, and political contexts of the literature, as well as how the issues of gender, race, and class affect the production and meaning of these works. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the cultural influences and the development of African American literature; analyze the evolution of African American literature from an oral to a literary tradition; define the functions of African American literature from its inception in the period of slavery to the contemporary period; identify the major authors and/or literary works in the various literary periods and movements (Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance Movement; Harlem Renaissance; Realism, Naturalism, and modernism; Black Arts; and the Contemporary Period). This free course may be completed online at any time. (English Literature 411)

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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The Saylor Foundation
African Art
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This course will introduce the student to the art and architecture of Africa from a Western art historical perspective. This course will emphasize the role of art as manifested in the lifestyles, spiritualities, and philosophies of particular African societies, while also broaching aesthetic principles and the study and display of African art. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of transitions in the national geography of the African continent from the 17th century to the present; demonstrate an understanding of the ethnic diversity and distinct cultural traditions among people of Africa; identify and discuss materials and techniques employed in the creation of a range of African artistic and architectural works; discuss the functions and meanings of a range of African art forms; identify traditional styles and forms strongly associated with particular cultural groups. (Art History 304)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Ethnic Studies
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The Saylor Foundation