Using Portfolio's for Learning and Assessment - A staff handbook
This resource offers guidance for staff on introducing students to portfolios to be used for learning and assessment. It is based on experience gained while working on an FDTL Project “Promoting the Development of key skills through the use of portfolios” (2002 - 2005). The outlined Portfolio Workshops in this handbook have been developed as a result of the Project activities at Leeds Metropolitan University, but are also supported by the findings from the project as a whole. There are 2 acc
Skills needed for Project Management
This is the packaged content for a learning activity reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of your own skills that could be relevant to project management
Giving, Receiving and Learning from Feedback
This is a learning activity about feedback. It examines what feedback is, why it is important and its different forms. It explores the characteristics of effective feedback and skills associated with it. The activity not only takes the dual perspective of giving and receiving of feedback, but also considers the learning opportunities feedback presents. Without learning taking place, feedback is redundant, thus methods which encourage learning are also reviewed. Barriers to effective feedback are
Understanding contemporary society
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navig
Lesson #1 - How to Say Thank You in Vietnamese
Learn Vietnamese travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little Vietnamese can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SurvivalPhrases.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! In this lesson, we cover a high frequency Vietnamese phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Vietnam. In this [...]
Authors at Google: John Yorke | Into The Woods | Google UK, London
http://www.intothewoodsyorke.com/ John Yorke joined us at our London office to share insights on storytelling from 'Into the Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them' (published by Penguin). We all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unif
11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I (MIT)
This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequ
Marquette University Class of 2014
Take a look at Marquette University's seniors through the years.
Cutting light pollution in big cities
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Creating value for customers by innovating service delivery
Kamalini Ramdas, professor of Management Science and Operations, argues that organisations able to harness innovation in service delivery can create 'tremendous' value for both their customers and themselves.
Survival Phrases #45 - Simple Steps to Eating Unknown Latin American Foods Gracefully
Learn Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Spanish phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Spain. When in Spain, you’ll [...]
Old Age Pensioners' Seaside Outing to Southend (1938)
A raucous group of senior citizens swap London for the Essex coast. This charming silent film charts a pre-war day trip to Southend-on-Sea, taken by a group of London pensioners who gather outside the Broadway Cinema, Walham Green. Book-ended by a cavalcade of buses taking the happy tourists to and from their destination, this film is filled with a bawdy knees-up spirit. It's all there, from ice creams and sticks of rock to people dancing on the promenade, dressed to the nines, high on life, th
UW|360 Season 4: Episode 13 - Don James, pt I
UW 360 looks at the career of UW football's legendary coach, Don James. Exclusive interviews with former players, including Damon Huard, Chuck Nelson, Michael Jackson and Dave Hoffman. UW 360 hosted by Carolyn Douglas, looks at events, people and places at the University of Washington. http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org
EPI-GERMIS App for iPad
'Ragweed, pollen, viruses, peanuts and more are after Monty. Destroy the allergens and germs before they reach your skin! This game was developed by Georgia Regents University and The Children's Hospital of Georgia.'This is a free app
Move in with the Minute Movers!
UMass Amherst welcomed its first-year class of 4560 students as they moved onto campus Aug. 30 to embark a new and exciting chapter in their lives. Primed to help the new students, and their families, were a well-trained cadre of student Minute Movers.
Hope Kelly reports on the Madison Park High School Choir's tribute to Roland Hayes (African American classical singer), who was the first African American singer to achieve recognition on the classical stage. Kelly notes that the Roland Hayes Music Center is based at Madison Park High School. Kelly reviews Hayes's career. Kelly's report is accompanied by photos and footage of Hayes. Kelly's report includes footage from interviews with Elma Lewis (African American community leader), Robert Winfre
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: John Steuart
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures John Steuart is a Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries. John serves on the board
Gilded Age and Visual Arts
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. ...
NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers
In NASA CONNECT Festival of Flight Special: Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers, students will experience the dynamic skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles. They will see how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. Students will get an exciting hands-on feel for the challenges facing the designers of tomorrow's launch systems and a greater appreciation for the accomplishmen