40 question practice exam on sets of accounts are for years two and three of the Overseas Conference Company. Although written for the applied technology and finance module within the Tourism and entertainment course it is not topic specific. The questions. There is also a printout of the spreadsheet for year three accounts. You should use the information when answering the questions. The zip file is a Respondus file in WebCT/Vista 4-8 format that can be directly exported to x-stream VLE plus te
Ray Russell Inaugural Lecture "A life in music..."
Visiting Professor, Ray Russell delivered his inaugural lecture on Thursday 25 March in Gandhi Hall. Ray's lecture, entitled 'A Life in Music' covered highlights from his 40-year career in the music industry ranging from his first professional job with the John Barry Seven to working with Tina Turner and on classic television theme tunes including Bergerac and A Touch of Frost. The lecture was delivered in a unique format that saw Ray backed by a band including his sons, Charlie and George, on b
The 2007 Carnegie Lecture - Dee Caffari's lecture, 'Dare, dream, discover, inspire'
In May 2006, Dee became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents, completing the Aviva Challenge. Having won the 2007 Raymarine YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award, Dee plans to enter the 2008/9 Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race. Leeds Met is delighted that Dee has chosen a team of sport scientists from Leeds Met's Centre for Performance Sport to support her physiological, nutritional and psychological preparations for the challenge. Th
Work Experience for Employability: Preparing for Work Experience
Work experience is any time spent with an employer increasing your skills and knowledge. This could be a year long placement or internship where you might complete a specific project and work in a variety of departments or a period of a few weeks where you can sample the sector/industry that you are interested in. Some students use the Christmas and Easter vacations for work experience placements or you might spend one day 'shadowing' someone at work. But work experience can still usefully be ga
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches to
Sounds Good - Audio Feedback
online resources from the JISC funded Sounds Good project. Can digital audio be used to give students quicker, better feedback on their work? That was the central question for the ‘Sounds Good’ project. We were based at Leeds Metropolitan University and operated between January 2008 and February 2009. Originally intended as a six-month pilot project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), we started with a team of about 15 teachers in a range of disciplines exploring the u
Learning and study styles - group work
This document outlines a sample session for groups of year 1 undergraduates. The session asks students to think about how they learn and identifies their learning style. It also asks the group to analyse how well it has been working. It is therefore a useful session early on in a PBL curriculum, or a curriculum which uses extensive group learning. A useful addition to the session is a short video clip of current students talking about their own experiences, and also some sample MCQ questions for
Core Physics PBL – Otherton Airport: Crosswinds are Critical.
‘Otherton Airport’ is a first year Group Research project to be undertaken by small groups of (approximately 4) students, working as teams to perform a variety of experiments to address the problem posed to them. The basic theory required for the project can be found in the course book (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler), although it may be necessary to research some additional theory. The task set in the accompanying project brief is designed to test your ability to work as a t
Core Physics PBL – An Insurance Scam?
‘An Insurance Scam’ is a first year PBL project to be undertaken by small groups of (approximately 4) students, working as teams to perform a variety of experiments to answer a set of questions posed to them. Each group will work in a couple of pairs, each pair performing some experiments and then sharing their findings with the other. The theory required for this PBL is written in the course book (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler), although some rational thinking may be required
Core Physics PBL – Sugar Capacity.
‘Sugar Capacity’ is a first year PBL project to be undertaken by small groups of (approximately 4) students, working as teams to perform a variety of experiments to answer a set of questions posed to them. The theory required for this PBL is written in the course books (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler and Mathematical Physics Vol2) although some rational thinking may be required to extend this knowledge or apply it to an area not yet understood by students. Students will have f
A course (in 15 Chapters), developed as an Open Educational Resource, designed for use at 2nd year England & Wales undergraduate level and as a CPD training resource
Darwin and The Origin
Dr. Montgomery Slatkin is the instructor for the Evolution section of Biology 1B during the Spring 2006 semester.
Physics: Light and Matter Series (CA Textbook)
This series of six books is intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with the content standards only; California’s Social Content Review criteria were not applied. Districts, schools, and individuals planning to take advantage of this free textbook are reminded to conduct their own review to determine whether this res
Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: International Trade
This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.
How can we stop cyberbullying?
The start of the new school year this fall has brought with it a national focus on and concern with cyberbullying. What is this form of bullying and how can it be addressed? University of Minnesota expert on cyberbullying Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor in the U of M's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, talks about this devastating problem.
DNA replication - basics
These slides provide an overview of the basic rules governing DNA replication and introduce key proteins that are typically involved in replication in general. It can serves as a primer before the detailed overview of replication that is covered in the Flash tutorial elsewhere in this website. A short quiz is at the end of the slides which can be used to evaluate whether learning outcome were acheived at the end of the lecture. The slides are used in a 50min lecture to first year undergraduate
DNA transcription and translation
The resource is Powerpoint presentation that gives a detailed overview of how proteins are synthesised by the processes of DNA transcription and translation. It also includes some concept (thought) questions that could be used in lectures to provoke a discussion with the class. It also has a quiz that could be used to evaluate whether learning outcomes were acheived at the end of the lecture. The slides were created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of a first year undergraduate course in the bioscie
Immunotherapy in Cancer
The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides (and a list of further reading) on the organisation of the human immune system and how it can be exploited in designing anti-cancer therapeutic targets. It includes an overview of the immune system and current approaches to immunotherapy such as as adoptive or selective immunotherapy etc. The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in the biosciences.This source file c