Designing a Questionnaire
This RLO introduces good practice in questionnaire design, step by step.
Elephant ABC Song by Peter Weatherall
Sing-a-long with elephants are they practice the letters of the alphabet.
VUCast Newscast: Cool cap saves baby
This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: How Cool Cap saves babies’ lives ESPN College GameDay visits Memorial Gym Why storyline wins over sensationalism in commercials Two Vandy students become TV stars!
"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)
KS3/4 Modern Foreign Languages: Assessment for Learning & Peer Assessment
These two Teachers TV programmes explore strategies for incorporating Assessment for Learning (AfL) into the Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) classroom, with a particular focus on peer assessment. The message is that, when embedded in practice, this improves pupils’ independence and confidence in knowing how to progress in MFL.
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.
The Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS)
The Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) provides digests of recent educational research that are intended for practitioners. These are organised by themes and key questions to facilitate access. The site includes a glossary of educational terms.
(R&DA 18) Connecting Key Stage 2 and Key 3 Foreign Language Provision: Developing Understanding for
This research captures qualitative data about perceptions of current practice in Primary Modern Foreign Language (PMFL). The national policy context is that, by 2010, all primary school children in England should have an entitlement to learn a foreign language. The main issue is how to sustain current PMFL initiatives and ensure that more primary schools are enabled to offer a foreign language.
Grammaires factorisées pour des dialectes apparentés
Pour la formalisation du lexique et de la grammaire de dialectes étroitement apparentés, il peut se révéler utile de factoriser une partie du travail de modélisation. Les soussystèmes linguistiques isomorphes dans les différents dialectes peuvent alors faire l’objet d’une description commune, les différences étant spécifiées par ailleurs. Cette démarche aboutit à un modèle de grammaire à couches : le noyau est commun à la famille de dialectes, et une couche superficielle dét
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.
2.007 Design and Manufacturing I (MIT)
Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice. A major element of the course is design of a robot to participate in a challenge that changes from year to year. This year, the theme is cleaning up the planet as inspired by the movie Wall-E.From its beginnings in 1970, the 2.007 final pr
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