Screen Play: Children and Computing in the Home
This book provides a theoretical analysis of young children's use of the computer out of school. It drew upon the Interactive Education Project's student questionnaire data. Section 1. Introduction 1. The ScreenPlay project 2. Setting the scene: Patterns of computer use in the home Section 2. The domestic context 3. Computer histories, computer roles in the home 4. The computer in family life Section 3. Young people's computer use in the home 5. The digital landscape: Games and information navig
Cache miss analysis of Walsh-Hadamard transform algorithms
Processor speed has been increasing at a much greater rate than memory speed leading to the so called processor-memory gap. In order to compensate for this gap in performance, modern computers rely heavily on a hierarchical memory organization with a small amount of fast memory called cache. The true cost of memory access is hidden, provided data can be obtained from cache. Substantial performance improvement in the runtime of a program can be obtained by making intelligent algorithmic choices t
Reality Television: The Makeover
This lesson introduces students to makeover television as a genre. Students discuss the conventions of makeover television and the promise of personal transformation, and examine ethical issues presented by these shows. Students examine their own response to the genre and create a makeover show of their own.
Acknowledgements This unit was originally prepared for TeachandLearn.net by Jenny Brown, who is a chartered librarian and has worked as a school librarian in London for 15 years. She was one of the first to obtain the RSA Diploma in Technology for Teachers. Jenny has always had a keen interest in independent learning and higher-order thinking skills, and has championed the key role that librarians can play in developing these. While working for BECTa s
This unit was originally prepared for TeachandLearn.net by Jenny Brown, who is a chartered librarian and has worked as a school librarian in London for 15 years. She was one of the first to obtain the RSA Diploma in Technology for Teachers. Jenny has always had a keen interest in independent learning and higher-order thinking skills, and has championed the key role that librarians can play in developing these. While working for BECTa s
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Processes of Research and Engagement , Spring 2007
In this course, students identify issues in educational or other professional settings on which to focus their critical and creative thinking skills. Each student works through the different stages of research and action - from defining a manageable project to communicating findings and plans for further work. Supervision is provided when the student's research centers on new teaching practices, workshops in the community, or volunteer. The classes run as workshops in which students are introduc
11.208 Introduction to Computers in Public Management II (MIT)
Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning and public management. Students develop problem-solving skills using computer-based tools for "what-if" analyses. Emphasis on spatial analysis using geographic information systems and database query tools.
15.875 Applications of System Dynamics (MIT)
15.875 is a project-based course that explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. In small groups, students learn modeling and consulting skills by working on a term-long project with real-life managers. A diverse set of businesses and organizations sponsor class projects, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. The course focuses on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process, and appeals to people interested in system dynamics, consulting, or manage
Temple Grandin - Thinking in Pictures
Temple Grandin is a Doctor of Animal Science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry in animal behavior. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, and other countries. Her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is al
Getting Lost in Buildings
Most everyone has experienced getting lost in a building -- hospitals, museums, libraries and shopping malls top the list of structures that leave us turned around and wondering where to go next. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Laura Carlson researches why people get lost in buildings. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17446/
Receive and convey messages - Communicate with other people
An introduction to communication skills required by lab technicians working in scientific and medical testing laboratories. Covers receiving and conveying oral and written messages effectively.
Particle technology : centrifugal separation
This is a video of the seventh lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Centrifugal Separation covers both sedimenting and filtering centrifuges as well as hydrocyclones. Adaptation of the gravity settling and conventional filtration models, to account for the conceptual centrifugal acceleration, is included. Examples of industrial equipment for centrifugal separation are included. This material is suitable fo
RF Engineering : past exam questions: level 3 part 3
This resource (B364 RF Engineering Level 3 Part 3) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. This unit takes a top-level systems approach to selected examples of microwave system, e.g. radar, remote sensing. The syllabus also includes invited (and assessed) lectures from an industrial expert on the topic of EMC/EMI. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineeri
Videos demonstrating the different stages for bookbinding. Created for the students on the FDA Design Course at London College of Communication.
How to fill in application forms
Tips and advice on how to fill in graduate level job application forms.
Getting onto a postgraduate teacher training course (PGCE)
Taking your through the GTTR applicatioon form and showing you how to tackle the difficult sections.
The pathology, diagnosis and management of acute appendicitis. The essentials for that surgical FY1 placement!
Technical report writing workshop handout
This is a handout to accompany a powerpoint presentation for a technical report writing workshop for engineering students. The resource is part of a workshop programme on 'Key Skills for Engineering Undergraduates'. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Open Engineering Resources Pilot project. The project was funded by HEFCE and the JISC/HE Academy UKOER programme.
German stage 2 semester A
This module is aimed post GCSE students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas. The grammar exercises are also supported by audio, so that the pronunciation is underlined and listening skills are practiced. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
(Part 4 of 9) David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Dedication Ceremony (2011)
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Dedication Ceremony with Dr. Tyler Jacks, Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. March 4, 2011. (Part 4 of 9)