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Alternative Microeconomics/Basic Microeconomics
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From a technical perspective, economics is the study of how various alternatives ...

From a technical perspective, economics is the study of how various alternatives or choices are evaluated to best achieve a given objective. The domain of economics is the study of processes by which scarce resources are allocated to satisfy unlimited wants. Ideally, the resources are allocated to their highest valued uses. Supply, demand, preferences, costs, benefits, production relationships and exchange are tools that are used to describe and analyze the market processes by which individuals allocate scarce resources to satisfy as many wants as possible. This increasingly narrow focus is the domain of modern, “neoclassical,” microeconomic analysis. This approach is typical of most economists and is referred to as orthodox economics.

The five basic questions that are asked in the study of the allocation problem are: 1) What to produce? 2) How many to produce? 3) How to produce? 4) When to produce? 5) Who gets it? Provisioning should seek to understand the nature of wants or objectives. Provisioning is the process of framing the approaches to the allocation problem.

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Economics
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The Applications of Transactional Distance Theory and Educational Technology:  Pertinent to the Advancement of Distance Education for Health Promotion
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The primary discourse of this research paper is to discuss the applications ...

The primary discourse of this research paper is to discuss the applications of transactional distance theory as a foundation for health promotion education. There are various instructional principles which lessen the geographical distance to health promotion education. This paper identifies global theory as a new social technology. The global theory model is an example of how social cultural learning can develop independent study, promote health behavior and create learner autonomy. These methods engage interaction between learners and build communities of practice. Diverse theories of instructional strategies cultivate the exchange of health information by increasing dialogue and structure in the online environment.

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Educational Technology
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Brenda Kay Janot
History of Economic Thought
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The purpose of this text is to introduce the interested reader to ...

The purpose of this text is to introduce the interested reader to a broad overview of ideas about how the economy is and should be related to society and the individuals who compose that society. The intent is to keep the text short to avoid discouraging readers who are being introduced to the ideas for the first time.

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Economics
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R. Larry Reynolds
Understanding Color Theory
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Strong communication begins with a basic knowledge of color theory and it's ...

Strong communication begins with a basic knowledge of color theory and it's functionality. This content page contains links which will direct you to external web resources, rich with content, that will help you better understand the powerful role of color in visual communication.

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Graphic Design
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