Coarse open celled aluminium foam produced by infiltration of sintered salt (FOAM-U-LIKE)
FOAM-U-LIKE (Foaming of aluminium metal using lightly interconnected kevelled elements) is a very inexpensive route for the production of coarse open celled foams. It allows a reasonable degree of control over cell size and shape, and results in relatively uniform morphology. The interconnectivity of pores can be controlled by varying the degree of sintering of the precursor. In this case, grains of 1-4mm diameter have been sintered at 600 degrees C for just 10 minutes, giving rise to lightly in
Could and should OER replace educators?
In this OER Chris Coetzee introduces and leads the discussion on 'Could and should OER replace educators?' as part of the online open space OTTER Symposium. Discussion includes contributions from Dr Alejandro Armellini, Dr Samuel Nikoi, Dr Richard Mobbs amongst others.
Engaging institutional partners in OER projects: what works and what doesn't?
In this OER Dr Alejandro Armellini introduces and leads the discussion on 'Engaging institutional partners in OER projects: what works and what doesn't?' as part of the online open space OTTER Symposium. Discussion includes contributions from Dr Samuel Nikoi and Dr Richard Mobbs amongst others.
Interactive timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations (50 BC to 1830)
This interactive multimedial timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations from antiquity to 1830, uses MIT’s Simile technology and is based on the manuscript 'The Stranger’s case : a timeline of Cross-Channel Interactions' by Jaap Harskamp, curator of the Dutch and Flemish collections at the British Library, in which he has compiled and annotated a comprehensive list of over 800 events relating to Anglo-Dutch relations throughout the centuries. It is part of the Open Learning Environment in early moder
Setting up and facilitating student focus groups
evaluating curriculum developments: Why use Student Focus Groups?Benefits and advantages: easy produces more open responses allows responses from a diverse range of people Limitations: relies on the skills of the facilitator need to be carefully planned and executed transcription and summarisation can be time-consuming
Creating OER Project Materials
A brief guide to producing Open Educational Materials as part of the HEA Enigeering Subject Centre Pilot Project
Turning Resources into Open Education Resources (OER)
A concise guide to producing open educational resources, including details on accessibility, licensing, metadata and sharing.
Developing Distance Learning Material
This paper is intended as a practical guide to help with writing Distance Learning material. This paper considers: Topic One – Introduction and an approach to writing Distance Learning Material. Topic Two – Content of the material Topic Three – Achieving the Learning Outcomes. Topic Four - Some tips on style and aspects of authoring the material. By following guidelines it will help to. • Speed up the writing process • Have a consistent style • Help the students Most of the material
The Gold Rush, positive for California in so many ways, had a devastating effect on the state's environment. Many of these problems were directly related to gold-mining technology. The process of hydraulic mining, which became popular in the 1850s, caused irreparable environmental destruction. Two images show California's largest hydraulic mine ? Malakoff Diggings, in Nevada County ? in action. (Malakoff Diggings is now a state park and open to visitors.) Dams (such as the English Dam in Nevada
Introduction to Patterns
This computer-animated video is an introduction to patterns containing pictures. Students are told to look for repeating symbols to identify patterns and are shown examples of repeating patterns. A series of pictures not containing a pattern is also shown to aid students in learning the concept of repeating symbols. ( 1:34)
Sara Neher's Video Blog 11-2-10
The MBA for Executives Open House on November 13, 2010 is the topic for this video blog from Sara Neher, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
The Spotlight - Let the Games Begin...
Features coverage of the 21st Annual McMaster Engineering & Science Olympics and Open House. The event attracts hundreds of high school students and provides the opportunity for both students and teachers to participate in an exciting array of engineering and science challenges. For more information visit - http://olympics.mcmaster.ca
Ian Scoones interviewed by the BBC on Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myt
A major new study published by IDS this week asks what has happened in the ten years since large areas of Zimbabwe's commercial farm land were invaded by land-hungry villagers - and it challenges the view that land reform was an unmitigated disaster.
Mini project : ROM based sine wave generator : presentation transcript
This is a Mini Project presentation introducing a ROM-Based Sine Wave Generator. It is part of the 2009/10 BEng in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering (course number 2ELE0065) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. This project requires the establishment of a communication protocol between two 68000-based microcomputer systems. Using ‘C’, students will write software to control all aspects of comp
E-science, E-research and E-learning:
New Perspectives for Graduate Studies
The quality of education for doctoral students is closely linked to the quality of the research they undertake. Benefiting from technological advances, new distributed and collaborative research practices can be witnessed. The concept of e-science has emerged and evolved to the concept of e-research. These concepts bring about a new research philosophy and the notion of collaboratory. Our research project aims to develop a renewed doctoral training approach and to facilitate researchers' adoptio
Developing and Learning with Distributed Internet-based Performance Support Environment for Individu
This demonstration presents DIPSEIL Environment its methodology, functionality, workflow model and its interface in an example. We start with the description of developed Learning Objects for Internet-based Performance Support Systems with Educational Elements IPSS_EE_LOs. Then we present how IPSS_EE_LOs can be created and used in DIPSEIL for the development of Telecommunication Systems course.
The remote experiment position in actual taxonomy
Taxonomy is a classification effort for establishment of learning/teaching operational objectives. There are some famous taxonomies, Blooms being the most quoted. In spite of the fact that some researchers have tried to explain the position of elearning in already known taxonomies, this subject was not too much in the general attention. In the paper the authors intend to go deeply and to analyze the position of the new methodology-remote experiment-in the actual taxonomies. In addition they ha
Publication output from the 2007/2008 OpeningScholarship project which ran in the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) at the University of Cape Town. The main aim of this project was to explore the opportunities that information communication technologies and open dissemination models could offer for enhanced communication and more effective knowledge dissemination at UCT.
George Ellis on The Nature of the Physical World
On Thursday 17 September the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will present an opportunity to hear one of the worlds leading cosmologists discuss the way scientific and everyday views of the nature of things relate to each other. How do relativity theory quantum theory and cosmological theory change our views of the world and the universe? How do they relate to every day life? George Ellis Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University
Facilitating Online is a course intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) produced a Course Leader’s Guide as an Open Educational Resource to assist educators and trainers who wish to implement a course on online facilitation within their institution or across several institutions. The guide contains the course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance to the course leader on how to