Classification of Precedents - A Hybrid Approach to Indexing and Retrieving Design Cases in SEED (a
An efficient indexing of past solutions is crucial to case-based design (CBD) systems performing complex retrieval on large case-bases. This paper suggests a hybrid approach to the indexing and retrieval of design precedents. The suggested approach accounts for the issues of classification manifested in architectural discussions on type and CBD literature. The indexing scheme integrates description-logic based representation for classification and an object-based representation for precedents. T
This work-based unit encourages early years practitioners to think about the values and principles underpinning how they work with other professionals. It explores beliefs about teamwork, examines frameworks for professional communication and concludes with identifying possible changes in practice.
Deepening capacity through innovative research design
This paper describes the design of a major development and research project within the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme.,48,56,114,120,126,24,30
6.5 Treating behavioural symptoms
Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this unit you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism, and an equally wide range of approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz1
Interactive simulaton explaining how to calculate cubic capacity of a truck for carrying excavated materials
Curated collection of Enzymology resources
This is an evaluated collection of links to resources for learning and teaching subjects relating to Enzymology. This forms part of the UK Centre for Bioscience OeRBITAL project.
"The Painting from the Canvas Up," van Gogh's 'Portrait of a Peasant'
Before its presentation at The Frick Collection for the exhibition, van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) traveled from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where it was examined by a team of paintings conservators. The results of this close look at the painting and the details it revealed about the artist's technique are presented in this video. (08:55)
An Electronic Design Assistance Tool for Case Based Representation of Designs
In precedent based design, solutions to problems are developed by drawing from an understanding of landmark designs. Many of the key design operations in this mode are similar to the functionalities present in case based reasoning systems: case matching, case adapting, and case representation. It is clear that a rich case base, encoding all major product types in a design domain would be the centerpiece of such an approach. EDAT (Electronic Design Assistance Tool) is intended to assist in preced
The Literate Brain
Pélagie M. Beeson, PhD, Professor and Head of Speech, Language and Hearing Science Written language represents a relatively recent cultural invention, and unlike the development of spoken language, literacy requires explicit and prolonged instruction. How is this accomplished? Do unique regions of the brain develop in support of reading and spelling, or are these skills dependent upon brain regions involved in other perceptual and cognitive processes? By studying disorders that arise following
Provost Corner With UT's Dr. Scott Scarborough - April 2014
In this month's Provost Corner, Dr. Scarborough highlights the new strategic plan for UT's College of Communication and the Arts. In addition, the April Provost Corner highlights this month's recipient of the Shining Star Award for outstanding student-centeredness.
Factors Influencing the Transfer of Good Practice
Researchers from the University of Sussex and Demos present their findings on how teachers involved in innovative practice may learn from each other. These are based upon qualitative research including a review of research literature, telephone interviews, school visits and in-depth case studies. 120 practitioners were included in the study from a range of schools in England that have tried to transfer good practice within current government programmes.
The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5 to 16 year olds’ accuracy and quality in w
One of two systematic reviews of research evidence using the EPPI protocol that consider the relationship between grammar teaching and written composition. It concludes that there is insufficient evidence to justify teaching syntax to improve writing.
3.4 What has any of this to do with computers?
Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
(R&DA 5) How do mentors know what they know? An investigation into mentors’ professional knowledge
Evidence from 102 mentors suggests that in addition to knowledge acquired through experience, mentors need to develop additional understandings. A TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
American Society for Industrial Security ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.
A subscription based service for members, the website has a glossary of security terms and a list of resources in the subject of security available to the public. In particular, the news room section contains a list of recent press releases. In addition, there are a number of full-text documents on various security issues along with relevant hypertext links to other websites.
ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.
What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term ‘creativity’ and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The unit would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session.
Is initial teacher training failing to meet the needs of all our young people?
This report offers a critique of the current secondary teacher training model in England by suggesting that it should adopt a framework of teacher education based on social pedagogy, similar to that of Sweden, rather than that which the author describes as the utilitarian, competency-based training operating today. The author, James Wetz, is writing on behalf of the CfBT Education Trust, a charity providing education services for public benefit, most notably for those who are marginalised educat
Presidential Management Models
Political scientists have examined several models for how presidents run the White House and control their administrations. These models are helpful in understanding the daily workings of the executive branch of government. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)