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  • Key skill assessment unit: Problem solving 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Problem solving runs through many activities. Often problems are contexts for focusing ideas and stimulating further investigation or discussion. Framing an issue appropriately – identifying why it is a problem, recognising ...

  • Key skill assessment: Improving your own learning and performance 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Learning new skills is what makes us human – but can we improve how we go about learning new things in new situations? Learning how to learn can help you to understand what works for you – and what doesn't – when you set ...

  • Land Degradation in South Africa 

    Hoffman, T. (Timm); Todd, S. (Simon); Turner, S. (Stephen); Ntshona, Z. (Zolile) (University of Cape Town, 2011)
    The literature review is comprised of 11 chapters plus a list of references. Each chapter may be downloaded separately in zipped MS Word 97 format, or the complete review may be downloaded in zipped plain-text format. The ...

  • Lanthanides and Actinides 

    Not available (LabSpace, 2014-08)
    This website is home to a multimedia activity on the Lanthanides and Actinides, elements 57-70 and 89 - 102 of the Periodic Table.

  • The Large Hadron Collider 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    To mark the re-launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, this series examines how an accelerator works, why the LHC failed in 2008 and what scientists hope its high-energy collisions ...

  • The Large Hadron Collider and the Physics of Elementary Particles 

    Wolfe, D. (David) (University of Cape Town, 2012)
    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN on the Swiss-French border is designed to search for new physics, a term primarily applied to the appearance of symmetries in nature. These audio lectures will be of interest to ...

  • Large Scale Action on Climate Change 

    Hubble, D. (David) (LabSpace, 2014-08)
    National and international mitigation is mediated by a range of governmental and intergovernmental bodies and policies. The most famous of these is probably the Kyoto Protocol, but this is only a starting point, with a ...

  • Large Terrestrial Birds 

    Neary, T. (Tim); Hofmeyr, S. (Sally) (University of Cape Town, 2014-03)
    Sally Hofmeyr discusses the Coordinated Aviafaunal Roadcount programme, which maps populations of large terrestrial birds in agricultural areas. This programme supplies demographic data that can be used to inform conservation ...

  • Learning for Sustainability 

    Speigh, S. (Sarah) (University of Nottingham, 2011)
    The aim of this module is to provide students with an overview of current work and debates on the subject of Sustainability. Sustainability is a complex term that can mean different things to different people depending ...

  • Lectures on the Standard Model of Particle Physics 

    Fritzsch, H. (Harald) (University of Cape Town, 2011)
    These ten 60 minute videos delivered at UCT can be used by self learners or as a supplement to physics course material. Video lectures on the Standard Model of Particle Physics delivered by Professor Harald Fritzsch ...

  • Life in the Palaeozoic 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This unit will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types ...

  • Listening to scientists - a glaciologist measures climate change 

    Frost, R. (Roger) (University of Cambridge, 2013-04)
    Learning about current research on climate change.

  • The Lives of Stars 

    Crawford, C. (Carolin) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Stars are a ubiquitous feature of our local Galactic environment. They do not last forever – but form, develop and evolve over timescales of millions or billions of years, eventually to expire in dramatic style. We look ...

  • Living the Legacy 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    How can Darwin be used to inspire the scientists of tomorrow? What is the best way to communicate his theories to a modern audience? Tracks on this album produced by The Open University in collaboration with the British ...

  • Living without Oil 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    What is Peak oil? Will we ever have vehicles that produce zero emissions? The debate rages on as to when fossil fuels will eventually run out, but many scientists are in little doubt that these natural resources are limited.

  • Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Vessels 

    Meal, A. (Andy) (University of Nottingham, 2011)
    This learning object describes the structure and function of lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels. It is used as part of the level 1 Biological Sciences module delivered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy ...

  • Macromolecules in Biological System 

    Matos, E. N. (Elias Narciso) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    The present module 8 (macromolecules in the biological system) is made up of four units they are: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and finally practical activities. Each unit states and analyses the basic knowledge about ...

  • The making of individual differences 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see ...

  • Managing coastal environments 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-07)
    Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This unit looks at the example of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, England, describing how the current state of the estuary came to be. It examines the contests and ...

  • Managing complexity: A systems approach 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This unit examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to cope with the connections between things, events and ideas. By taking a ...