This activity explores the concept of personalisation, considering where it has originated from in education and what it might mean in a higher education context.
This activity explores the nature of adult learning, often termed "andragogy", and how it differs from children's learning (pedagogy).
1.1 Leeds General Infirmary
To explore care in the setting of an acute hospital, I visited Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) in the winter of 1996. The hospital provides a service of medical and surgical care for local people and, because it is a specialist teaching hospital with a medical school attached, patients are referred from all over the region for specialist advice, treatment and care. The hospital occupies a bewilderingly large, sprawling site in the centre of Leeds. It is a mix of the old and the new, and at the
Blast on Humvee from an IED
Simulation created using the CFD code named CEBAM (Computational Explosion And Blast Assessment Model). CEBAM is capable of simulating blast loads from high explosive, vapor clouds, and bursting vessels. Blast loading on a Humvee from an IED detonated near the vehicle. Research performed by Risknology, Inc.
The impact of example comparisons on schema acquisition: Do learners really need multiple examples?
Comparing multiple examples within problem categories is usually considered a necessary prerequisite for schema acquisition. However, there is an evident lack of conclusive empirical evidence supporting this claim. Moreover, there are findings indicating that carefully designed one-example conditions may allow for profitable processes of example comparison as well. In line with this reasoning, we present an experiment - that builds up on a series of studies conducted by Quilici and Mayer (1996)
Using text messaging to support administrative communication in higher education
To be effective in higher education, text messaging must be effectively integrated into both the student and staff experience. These user groups provided input into the design of StudyLink, an email to text message service. A small-scale trial was conducted over a period of two academic terms to investigate the feasibility of using this system in a real educational setting. Students reported high satisfaction with the quantity and content of the text messages and tutors reported changes in behav
Accessing Previous Data VI
To observe the use of shift registers and feedback nodes to hold data from previous iterations of a For Loop.
Thinking Big over Winter Break
Before winter break, we asked our Rhody Rams what they were doing and where they were going. We were inspired by some of their big plans.
3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MIT)
Here we will learn about the mechanical behavior of structures and materials, from the continuum description of properties to the atomistic and molecular mechanisms that confer those properties to all materials. We will cover elastic and plastic deformation, creep, and fracture of materials including crystalline and amorphous metals, ceramics, and (bio)polymers, and will focus on the design and processing of materials from the atomic to the macroscale to achieve desired mechanical behavior. Inte
Arteries and veins of the zebra fish
Arteries and veins are blood vessels and are part of the circulatory system. Arteries take oxygenated blood away from the heart and veins bring blood back to the heart after it has circulated through the body. The circulatory system distributes oxygen to the body and also moves around nutrients.
Interviews with people from ECU about why innovation is important to our culture.
Early and traditional copper metallurgy in western China
Copper underpins the technology and economy of most societies of the last four thousand years, and ancient China is no exception. It relies heavily on copper for the production of bronze objects, such as weapons, tools and vessels, but also for its coinage and other monetary instruments. The artistic expression preserved in highly decorated and intricately cast bronze objects is rightly admired, and has attracted much scientific and art historical attention. Little, however, is known about the p
SEM image of open cell polyurethane foam
If a gas is injected into a liquid it forms a cellular foam structure. When a thermoset prepolymer of low viscosity is foamed, the polymer can drain from the cell walls (driven by surface tension) before it sets at the cell edges, leaving an open-celled foam. The cell edges have three concave sides, giving rise to the tri-cuspid cross section visible at the bottom of this image. The average co-ordination number for the nodes (where struts meet) is four, giving tetrahedral junctions.
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