Ethics of Human Subject Research
Ethics of Human Subject Research (2 credits) is offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Distance Education Division, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University. The course introduces students to the ethics of human subject research. Ethical theory and principles are introduced, followed by a brief history of research ethics. Topics covered in lectures and moderated discussions include informed c
Critical Analysis of Popular Diets and Dietary Supplements
There is much controversy and anecdotal information about popular diets and dietary supplements, but all too often little scientific or controlled clinical data. We examine the science behind normal mechanisms of weight control, and how weight loss diets are constructed and work. The aim of the course is to acquire the knowledge to critically appraise a weight control diet or dietary supplement and choose the best plan for success, both in the short-term and the long run. Students taking the act
From medics to managers: the ascent of the entrepreneur
Audio podcast of the second event of the Kellogg College Centre for Learning in the Professions.
From medics to managers: the ascent of the entrepreneur
Video podcast of the second event of the Kellogg College Centre for Learning in the Professions.
Second Life and E-Learning
Karl Harrison talks to Orla de Burca about the 3D virtual world Second Life, including Oxford's own virtual island and how it is being used to facilitate learning and engaging with students in new ways.
Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This unit will help you to write a learning unit and provide you with links to various resources for open-learning materials. You will learn about the different purposes of self-instruction and receive advice about the techniques and strategies to help the learner.
Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit will help you establish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health. It also looks at the basic skills for online study, such as file management and installing software.
The Manchester College - Work Based Learning Assessor interview
An ITQ assessor reflects on the impact of mobile learning technologies on the delivery, learning and assessment process.
PODCAST: Women & the Future of the Middle East Special Feature: Leading women's human rights activist, I.M.O.W. Global Council chair, and founder of the Women's Learning Partnership Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with I.M.O.W. Executive Director Clare Winterton about her experience as an Iranian exile, women in Islam, the challenges facing women in the Middle East, and how technology is helping movement-building in the region. I.M.O.W. proudly presented this event on June 2, 2010 in San Francisco as part of our Extraordinary Voices
Special Feature: Leading women's human rights activist, I.M.O.W. Global Council chair, and founder of the Women's Learning Partnership Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with I.M.O.W. Executive Director Clare Winterton about her experience as an Iranian exile, women in Islam, the challenges facing women in the Middle East, and how technology is helping movement-building in the region. I.M.O.W. proudly presented this event on June 2, 2010 in San Francisco as part of our Extraordinary Voices
Keys to success for English language learners
Tips that any teacher in any classroom can use to help ESL students learn the curriculum while learning English.
Webinar 'Internes Marketing für e-Learning' am Freitag, 22.10.2010
Die Firma SkillSoft lädt ein zum Webinar 'Internes Marketing für e-Learning' am Freitag, 22.10.2010, 9:30 Uhr.
Deep Sea Thinking: Exploring the World's Ocean (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Episode 6)
Most of our oceans still remain a mystery. Dr. Chris Massell Symons shares how scientists are exploring the depths to uncover their secrets. We'll also find out about a fun song to "lure" your students into learning about our "One Big Ocean."
2010 Missouri Civic Health Assessment
A report released Oct. 26 by Missouri State University and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) finds that while Missouri out-performs national trends for volunteering, community engagement and voter turnout, some forms of civic involvement, such as one-on-one interactions with neighbors, may be waning. The Missouri Civic Health Index is the first of its kind and is designed to help the state document the health of Missouri's civic sector. The report follows the September release of th
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
ICT Competences Acquisition using the Concorde e-Learning Platform
This communication presents some of the final results obtained in the frame of the EC funded Leonardo da Vinci pilot project with the title "Acquisition of Complementary Competencies through Open and Distance Education" (CONCORDE) and it complements other dissemination papers. Mainly, we focus here on the acquisition of the competences in the information and communication technologies using an innovative pedagogical model implemented at the level of the web platform. The targeted competences res
Using Portfolio's - The Learning Contract
This resource accompanies the workbook '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 Le
ASSIMILATE project - exploring assessment at Masters level
Key things about assessment - exploring assessment at Masters degree level in the UK and internationally. Assessment driving learning -Assessment is the major driving force on learning for most students. If assessment is well-designed, there are positive effects on how students go about their learning. Global literature has confirmed this over the last 30 years. (Boud, Mentkowski, Knight and Yorke and many others). -The design of assessment shapes students patterns of studying (marks as m
Stations of Light
Student groups rotate through four stations to examine light energy behavior: refraction, magnification, prisms and polarization. They see how a beam of light is refracted (bent) through various transparent mediums. While learning how a magnifying glass works, students see how the orientation of an image changes with the distance of the lens from its focal point. They also discover how a prism works by refracting light and making rainbows. And, students investigate the polar nature of light usin
AFFIRM Assessment and Formative Feedback In Research Methods - literature review
‘AFFIRM’ is part of Leeds Met’s efforts to promote research-informed teaching. A pilot project, it is concerned with computer-assisted assessment (CAA) related to the teaching of research methods. Over a 12-month period in 2007-8 it will create, test and evaluate a small computerised bank of quality-checked items to support undergraduate and taught postgraduate-level research methods teaching. Although the items are likely to have several potential uses, i.e. to be ‘reusable learning obj
Learning during the first three years of postgraduate employment – The LiNEA Project
In this project then, we’re looking at young graduates in nursing, engineering and accountancy going into their first jobs, and we’re trying to find out what they’re learning, how is that being learnt, and what sort of things affect their learning. In telling you about our project and the way it is working, I also aim to give you some inkling of what seems to be coming out from the people we’ve already spoken to about higher education, what they’ve derived from it, what they’re abl