This course aims at obtaining knowledge and basic skills about the disciplines called ergonomics/human factors, their approaches and their applications to actual design of human-machine systems, work and organisations. Among various contents related to ergonomics with which people are working, this class focuses on applications of ergonomic approaches and methods to actual design and evaluation of human-machine systems and organisational aspects. Contents covered in this class are largely divide
Composing a Career and Life
Linda Mason was originally going to make a case study of Bright Horizons, her $1.3 billion, early childhood care business, but reconsidered in light of the current economic crisis -- to the benefit of her audience. Instead, she takes up her own story as a recession-era entrepreneur who built several hugely successful, social
1 Donor motivation
Legacy fundraising, big-gift seeking are all part of the professional fundraiser's role. This unit will help you to gain the skills necessary to persuade individuals to become donors. How do you change people's ideas about methods of giving, moving them from casual street donations to regular direct debit giving?
Lewis Carroll in Numberland
An intriguing biographical exploration of Lewis Carroll, focusing on the author's mathematical career and influences.
An introduction to the wider professional role of the teacher in England
This unit is an early study for people wishing to become a secondary teacher using the Open University's highly flexible route for graduates – known as the flexible PGCE. This unit, which considers the general professional standards and skills of a teacher whatever their secondary subject specialism, is studied following a brief two-week placement in school and prior to a much longer series of full-time school experiences.
This is the fifth and final unit in the MSXR209 series on mathematical modelling. In this unit we revisit the model developed in the first unit of this series on pollution in the Great Lakes of North America. Here we evaluate and revise the original model by comparing its predictions against data from the lakes before finally reflecting on the techniques used. This unit assumes you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1), Analysing skid marks (MSXR209_2), Developing model
Challenges and opportunities in a changing world
Dr Kohn is a pharmacologist, entrepreneur and a musician. In his lecture he drew on his experience throughout his distinguished career, combining his love of music and his life as a baritone of professional standing with that of a medical scientist.
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
Building a Business: Taking the First Steps (old)
The first in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series designed to help build a business. This lecture deals with the fundamental basics of starting a company. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Building a Business: Product Development
The sixth lecture in the 2008/09 Building a Business lecture series. It covers product development, using examples from successful products in the market, from the basic framework of product development to the individual problems and solutions. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. It covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general b
Building a Business: Entrepreneurship and the Ideal Business Plan
The ninth of the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series. Fiona Reid talks about how to write a good business plan and provides advice on how to really sell a business plan to investors. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Building a Business: Marketing: Creating and keeping customers (old)
The third in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series on how to create and keep customers through marketing. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
4.4.4 Do – provide alternative academic content
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 evalu
Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills,
Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised) - Court Officers, 1660-1837
Provides career details of every remunerated officer and servant of the English royal household. It covers the bedchamber and the public rooms; the medical, artistic and religious establishments; the household below stairs and the stables. Officers are also indexed by name. This is a revised edition of volumes 11 and 12 of the series, first published in 1997-8.
1.6 Alternative ways to take notes
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores the use of the Web as a resource for keeping up to date, looking in particular at how to assess material available online.
(R&DA 15) Exploring the factors that impact on newly qualified teachers' use of ICT in teaching Mode
This TTA Research and Development Award set out to explore the use of ICT by newly qualified teachers of modern languages. It aimed to investigate if and how schools capitalize on their newly qualified teachers’ existing knowledge and skills in ICT, acquired during their PGCE programme, whilst providing opportunities for further development as part of their induction entitlement.
Discover maths for chemists
Discover Maths for Chemists is a service from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) which aims to improve the mathematical skills of chemistry graduates by providing a single point of access for UK resources designed to assist students to combine mathematics with chemistry.
Learning through Enquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference 2009
Organised by CETL-Applied Undergraduate Research Skills, to be held at University of Reading Reading United Kingdom from 2009-07-14 to 2009-07-15
Performance through character development
Students will use the creative elements of character analysis and improvisation to develop a character for performance. While this unit's theme is the development of characters for performance, its overarching goal is to provide French immersion students with the opportunity to extend their discourse and further develop their speaking skills. This unit does not cover articulation or pronunciation exercises. For this reason these elements of performance are not being evaluated in the unit assessm