Warwick-Duke humanities project
This Web page outlines an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK) and Duke University (USA). The project's title is 'Beyond utility and markets: Articulating the role of the humanities in the twenty-first century' and it aimed, through two 2009 research workshops, to "examine the role of the humanities in the twenty-first century from the perspectives of the academy and the wider world", in particular ways of measuring and articulating the contribution humanities make to
YaioResearch.com : research on boys love genres, fans and creators
This website is the home page of Druann Pagliassotti, a researcher who is examining the Japanese 'yaio' genre within manga. This is a comics genre about... "same-sex romance and/or sexual relations". There is a short description of the research, a reader survey to download, and also a bibliographic wiki, the 'Yaoi Research Wiki Board' which is a unique guide to the sparse academic and fan literature on the topic. The fan/reader survey offers "13 in-depth questions", which may act as exemplars
Tagish's essential list of UK information sources
This website provides a directory of UK public information sources, including central and local government, parish and town councils, healthcare providers and universities. The list is provided by Tagish Ltd, an UK new media technology company.
Energy Act 2004
The full text of the 2004 UK Energy Act is made available online by the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI). Part one of the Act is concerned with the civil nuclear industry, in particular nuclear decommissioning and the establishment of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; transfers relating to nuclear undertakings; the civil nuclear constabulary; and authorisations relating to radioactive waste. Part two is concerned with renewable energy in particular: offshore zones; decommissionin
Root cause analysis (RCA) The articles are written mainly from 2005 to 2007 although older articles are also included.
This site includes a series of full text articles covering the principles of root cause analysis in performance analysis and accident prevention in industry.
The articles are written mainly from 2005 to 2007 although older articles are also included.
Neutron science and reactor physics
The website for this course (22.05 Neutron Science and Reactor Physics, Fall 2006) is made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. "This course introduces fundamental properties of the neutron. It covers reactions induced by neutrons, nuclear fission, slowing down of neutrons in infinite media, diffusion theory, the few-group approximation, point kinetics, and fission-product poisoning.
Green shoots of recovery, anyone?
If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences: the maxim of the 'self fulfilling prophecy'. Forecasts that are sufficiently believed, cause people to act in ways that make the prediction come true. Forecasts about the economy can have this self-fulfilling character. Prognostications of popular media commentators on the economy form a large part of the basis of everyone's beliefs about future economic circumstances; if 2009 turns out to be a dreadful year for the economy,
Does Britain need a car industry?
Dr Matthias Holweg explains why the UK government needs to stop its ambivalent attitude towards the declining UK car industry, which although still competitive, is very fragile. It needs to fight for it now if it wants to save it and retain a balanced economy. If not, it faces having an economy built solely on the services industries, which as Dr Holweg points out, is a dangerous strategy as the recent crisis shows.
The anatomy of a business deal
Antenna Group operates TV, radio and online businesses and distributes content around the world, offers tips on capturing value ahead of a crisis. Mr Kyriakou discusses how entrepreneurial vision and foresight can both recognise and create opportunity using the NOVA Televizia case study as an example. The NOVA Televizia sale, which was closed on 15 October 2008 for a modest $3m, realised one of the highest ever rate of return on investment in media and confounded falling valuation trends, when
Partho Sen-Gupta, Director of Hava Aney Dey ("Let the Wind Blow"), talks about the new frontiers facing the Indian film industry as it engages with the West, and considers the exciting opportunities, technologies and challenges this blending of cultures will produce.
A rising demand for helium?
Fundamentally there is a certain irony that a material that is so important for a future low-carbon society is itself a by-product of natural gas. Without a fossil fuel industry what would we do for helium? Dr William Nuttall considers the implications of helium supplies and demands.
Facing down Facebook
Dr Omar Merlo, a University Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy, says Facebook and other new media tools bring with them new risks for brand management. The challenge is identifying, and immediately responding via the right channels, if they threaten your reputation. YouTube and Facebook users, he says, have changed the face of marketing forever.
What the research says about interactive whiteboards (2003)
This BECTA report collates positive views about the use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom, drawing on perspectives from teachers and learners.
Futurelab Literature Review in Creativity, New Technologies and Learning (2002)
The review examines perspectives on creativity, summarises recent thinking, and includes examples of the supportive use of ICT. It highlights key questions concerning assessment and creativity.
Mass-media Behaviour I am writing a dissertation on what effects the mass media (including film, TV, computer games etc) has on children, and whether this causes behaviour changes. I have been unable to find any journal articles on this topic area. I am looking at children in general, not a specific age range or key stage.
Using Data to Support Learning in Schools
This review is linked to major themes considered at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) 2005 Research Conference, ‘Using data to support learning’. The review accommodates a range of perspectives on data which is intended to appeal to a range of readers.
The potential of open source approaches for education
The document is the first in a series of publications from Futurelab entitled “Opening Education”. The series as a whole is designed to provoke debate and challenge thinking by bringing together examples of educational practice and research and drawing on the fields of creative arts, media and technical innovation.
Pupils’ experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum and assessment
This is the final report for the research review on pupils’ experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum, carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority(QCA). It draws together the work from the six years of the project, the first report for this project being produced in February 2000. A series of annual updating reports were supplied by the NFER to the QCA from 2001–2005 inclusive and this overview
Key Stage 3 Art – Contemporary Art
This Teachers TV video looks at the delivery of a unit of work from a media and visual arts Faculty at Wellings Specialist Arts Secondary School in Kent and analyses the reasons for using the work of contemporary artists as a starting point. The unit consists of a photography project during the course, during which the students look in some detail at the work of a contemporary photographer (Cindy Sherman) and then explore elements of photography through their own designing and making of a photog
Taking Part: England's survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport - Headline findings from the child surve
This resource presents the headline findings from the child survey 2007, part of the ‘Taking Part: England’s Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport’ commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The child survey looks at how children spend their ‘out-of-school’ time to ascertain the types of cultural, leisure and sporting activities undertaken by young people.