Looking back: when the Festival of Britain came to Nottingham
The populace of Nottinghamshire, who are old enough to remember, have been given the opportunity to contribute to an exhibition of the Festival of Britain, currently on display at the University Adult Education Centre, Shakespeare Street until 23 March 2007. The Exhibition opened with a lecture delivered by Sophie Hollinshead, Art Historian for the School of Education, who was also responsible for collating the material.
Student Life at The University of Nottingham
In this student podcast you'll discover what makes studying at The University of Nottingham so memorable and pick up a few tips for settling in and making the most of your time here.
Ningbo to Nottingham
This video from the School of history gives Chinese exchange students a background on coming to England to study. Also available in Mandarin through the University of Nottingham Podcast.
Ningbo to Nottingham (Mandarin)
This video (in Mandarin) from the School of history, gives Chinese exchange students a background on coming to England to study. Also available in Mandarin through the University of Nottingham Podcast.
Open for business - Nottingham University Samworth Academy opens its doors
Go behind the scenes at the opening of the UK's first 'university academy'; the Nottingham University Samworth Academy.
History of English Mentoring Scheme
History of English Mentoring Scheme
Communication: The key to successful mentoring
Building support systems begins with asking for help -- and giving it.
2006 Technology Breakthrough Competition and Award Ceremony
In the Tradition of Innovation at Berkeley Engineering... The College of Engineering is hosting the 3rd Annual Technology Breakthrough Competition to recognize the University's technology and scientific research that could make the world a substantially better place. PROGRAM: Dean Richard Newton in conversation with Steve Domenik, General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Lip-Bu Tan, Founder & Chairman, Walden International Technology Breakthrough Winners Ceremony and presentation of $25,000 in p
Absolute and Comparative Advantage
A presentation of the operation of Absolute and Comparative Advantage in international trade.
Calibrated Peer Review: web-based writing and peer review.
Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a Web-based program that enables frequent writing assignments even in large classes with limited instructional resources. CPR can reduce the time an instructor now spends reading and assessing student writing. This CPR website allows users to login and use the web-based CPR program online. Users can access overview information of the CPR program, software requirement s and features, and CPR support. The site also has an assignment library, tour of the program, a l
Calibrated Peer Review: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case study and write an essay addressing important points that they have learned. The Calibrated Peer Review interface is then used to give feedback on the essays. On this Starting Point page, users can
Calibrated Peer Review: Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean - Geologic History of A Large Igneo
This activity explores the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 120 and 183. After examining all the source material, the students write an essay addressing the important points that they have learned. The Calibrated Peer Review interface is then used to give feedback on the essays. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching
Calibrated Peer Review: Introduction - Why Study Geology?
In this activity, students read an article entitled "Why Study Geology?", then write an essay addressing points listed in the Writing Prompt. After this, students are introduced to the process of Calibrated Peer Review and evaluate their papers. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.
Calibrated Peer Review Help for Instructors
At this website, the Chemistry Learning and Support Studios offers directions for how to use Calibrated Peer Review (CPR). The site links to the CPR homepage (http://cpr.molsci.ucla.edu) for helpful handouts and white paper and FAQ information. They also provide information regarding how to use CPR in the classroom, upcoming CPR workshops, and tips for instructors. Users can also access a Power Point and streaming video overview of CPR.
Calibrated Peer Review: Discovering Dinosaurs
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology. The essays are then evaluated via Calibrated Peer Review. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.
Most Internet content today is "served" from a central system that takes requests from a user's "client." Typically, the user asks for access to information or other data; the requested content is then "pushed" from the central system to the user. In this model, the various visitors to a given web site do not interact. By contrast, peer-to-peer technology (commonly known as "P2P") creates conversations among individual personal computers (PCs). In this respect, P2P systems resemble an affili
Educational Research Mentoring in School-Based Contexts
Sarah Fletcher of Bath Spa University is a professional developer who works with teachers in the United Kingdom. She guides primary and secondary teachers as well as research mentors toward representing knowledge imbedded in teaching.
Peer 2 Peer University
The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well. Currently P2PU is in a pilot
Jigsawing with Nebraska Golden Sower Award Books
Students will learn about the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, read selected chapters from at least one of the nominated titles for the current year and communicate what they have learned by selecting activities which involve using handheld computers.