Engagement in e-learning
 Dr. Cynthia White is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Massey University in New Zealand where one of her research interests is Distance education and online learning.  In this talk to the e-learning community at Nottingham, Dr White discusses tools and techniques that help teachers, tutors and managers with traditional teaching backgrounds come to grips with e-learning.

Dr White also discusses how virtual learning environments have solved many of the problems that ha
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Cavitation on Ship Propellers
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What is the Right Answer
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Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
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Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
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Concepts in Economic Evaluation
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Knowledge Management: As a Mechanism for Large-Scale Technological and Organizational Change Managem
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Implementing Blended Learning for 1000 Mechanical Engineering Students
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Embedding email in primary schools: developing a tool for collective reflection
Reflection is an important aspect of learning in groups. In collective moments of reflection, learners can share and compare their ideas with others, and by doing so can reach an articulated and personal understanding of a learning task and domain. In the research presented here, e-mail is examined as a means for reflection in the context of group learning. In two design experiments, an e-mail tool is developed that seeks to (1) support collective reflection, and (2) overcome practical problems
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Internet Scout Project
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