Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land
In this activity, students will review and evaluate the ways land is covered and used in their local community. They will also consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students will act as community planning engineers to determine where to place a new structure that will have the least affect on the environment.
Composting – Nature’s Disappearing Act
In this activity, students explore the idea of biodegradability by building and observing a model landfill. This serves as an introduction to the idea of composting. Students learn about the role of engineering in solid waste management.
Is it all in the game? Learner support in an educational knowledge management simulation game
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Off-Task Behavior in the Cognitive Tutor Classroom: When Students "Game The System".
We investigate the prevalence and learning impact of different types of off-task behavior in classrooms where students are using intelligent tutoring software. We find that within the classrooms studied, no other type of off-task behavior is associated nearly so strongly with reduced learning as "gaming the system": behavior aimed at obtaining correct answers and advancing within the tutoring curriculum by systematically taking advantage of regularities in the software's feedback and help. A stu
A Semantic Approach to Discovering Learning Services in Grid-Based Collaborative Systems
CSCL systems can benefit from using grids since they offer a common infrastructure enabling the access to an extended pool of resources that can provide super- computing capabilities as well as specific hardware resources. Adopting a service oriented architecture such as OGSA can further benefit CSCL systems, enabling increased flexibility to adapt and reuse learning software offered by third party providers. However, service discovery is a challenge for educators, since they cannot use their ow
Moving without Wheels
In a class demonstration, students observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. This activity shows one way in which pollution is affected by the water cycle; it simulates a point source of pollution in a lake and the resulting environmental consequences.
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
University of Nottingham, Civil Engineering resources
Internet Scout Project
The Reston Chlorofluorocarbon Laboratory of the US Geological Survey provides "provides analytical services for CFCs, sulfur hexafluoride, dissolved gases including nitrogen, argon, methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and helium, and administers the USGS contract for tritium/helium-3 dating." Scientists can learn about the USGS's research activities related to these services in Chesapeake Bay, Mirror Lake, Shenandoah National Park, and many other locations around the United States. Students and edu
Derived copy of Regulation of Hormone Production
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Participate In Environmentally-Sustainable Work Practice - Carpentry
This module relates to the application of environmental sustainability in building practices with particular reference to carpentry
Implement Minimal Environmental Impact Practices
This Unit covers the basic knowledge and skills to ensure that practices are implemented to achieve minimal environmental impact whilst participating in outdoor activities under supervision.At the end of your study of this unit, you should be able to determine the environmental impacts of outdoor recreation activities. You should be able to adopt practices to reduce impact on the natural environment and on other users of wilderness areas
Safety and environment
Introduces the Occupational Health and Safety Act, environmental legislation, how to carry out a risk assessment, and how to report incidents.
Social, political, economical and environmental impacts on health
This learning object addresses the competency required to work in the context of Aboriginal history, considering the impact of social, political, economic and environmental factors on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Interpret sectional views on an engineering drawing
Sectioning is used to show detail on a drawing that cannot be seen clearly from the outside. The cutting plane (section plane) is the plane that cuts through a component to create a sectional view showing the internal details that cannot be seen from the outside. It's like cutting an apple in half. A cutting plane does not necessarily need to cut the whole object. There are three major types of sections used in engineering drawing: full section, half section, and part section.
MEM18.9AA Levelling and alighment of machines and
In this unit you will learn how to undertake levelling and alignment measurements or readings and carry out levelling and alignment tasks for machines and engineering components.
Identify welding symbols used in engineering drawings
Basic welding symbols communicate information about the type, size and position of welds in welded joints. Welding symbols are used to reduce the number of words on an engineering drawing. Welding symbols are drawn to Australian Standard AS 1101 Part 3. The symbols are universal so they are the same all around the world.
Identify the types and means of generating a pattern for manufacturing
A template is a pattern or stencil that is used in cutting the metal piece or pieces required to manufacture an object. Templates are often used for mass production in the engineering industry. They are developed by hand or computer and save time because they can be used again and again. Templates can be made of paper, sheet metal, cardboard or transferred directly onto material from a computer program known as CAM which stands for 'computer aided manufacturing'.
Identify the types of engineering drawings used in industry
Engineering drawings show what a component looks like and how to manufacture it. The main types of drawings are assembly drawings, subassembly drawings, detail assembly drawings, and detail drawings. The Australian Engineering Drawing Handbook (Part 1) is produced by Standards Australia and outlines the basic principles and techniques.