Ever wondered why rats, mice and squirrels seem to reproduce at such an alarming rate? Rodents are among the most successful of all the mammal groups. In this unit you will learn more about some of the evolutionary features that make these creatures so plentiful. This is the third unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
Introduction to Free/Open-Source Software
Structure: Three credits. Three lecture hours per week (45 total contact hours). Prerequisites: none Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS) has grown from small beginnings to a ma jor trend in the IT industry. Big companies like IBM have reoriented their business and are now deriving the majority of their revenues from services related to FOSS. Countless small and medium enterprises all over the world are also successful in this area.
Engagement in e-learning
Dr. Cynthia White is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Massey University in New Zealand where one of her research interests is Distance education and online learning. In this talk to the e-learning community at Nottingham, Dr White discusses tools and techniques that help teachers, tutors and managers with traditional teaching backgrounds come to grips with e-learning.
Doors open (for green fingers) at the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology.
Monday 2nd July sees the official opening of the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) based at the University of Nottingham. In this podcast Professor Charlie Hodgman discusses the setting up and aims of CPIB.
Lessons in Learning
In this special lecture series podcast, Professor Simon McGrath argues that current official policies to education and development are over-simplistic and over-ambitious.
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.
Prior Learning Assessment Part II
EL205 - Prior Learning Assessment Part II In this course, you will learn to write credit requests that describe your learning in learning statements based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. You will also learn how to write documentation requests to primary documenters and organize learning relative to academic disciplines.
Prior Learning Assessment Part I
EL200 - Prior Learning Assessment Part I In this course, you will focus on writing your expanded resume. You will also explore how colleges divide knowledge into academic departments, majors, courses, and degrees. Before deciding what to label your learning, you will explore labels higher education uses for learning that’s similar to yours.
Experiences of learning mathematics
This unit is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching maths, those who are considering becoming maths teachers, or those who are studying maths courses and would like to understand more about the teaching process.
Working life and learning
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning
Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and parents/carers is of vital importance. You will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.
Parents and toddlers: Teaching and learning at home
How do young children learn? This unit looks at the way toddlers interact with their carers in the home environment. You will learn how adults use different methods of teaching to encourage a small child to expand their boundaries and develop new ways of thinking.
Exploring childrens' learning
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit four theories of child development are explored. Each theory views child development from a different perspective and all have underpinned psychological research for many years, and continue to do so today. By the end of this unit you will have a good understanding of each of the theories and will probably have begun to challenge your own assumptions about how your own children, or children you know, have deve
Play, learning and the brain
This unit examines the area of the brain based learning with a particular focus on the development of the young child's brain and is of particular relevance to those who work with young children. We begin by looking at the structure and functions of the brain, and the impact that sensory deprivation can have on these. We consider the implications of current understandings of brain development for teaching and learning, particularly in an early years setting, and finish by exploring the value of
The role of play in children's learning
Has the emphasis on raising educational standards in the UK led to adult-led learning replacing play? This unit will help teachers assess the importance of spontaneous play and socialising in the playground as well as looking at the value of play and the varying attitudes that adults have towards the activity.
Language as a medium for teaching and learning
Are you interested in English language education? This unit examines the use of language as a cultural tool which allows humans to become involved in a two-way process of constant change. The unit will help those within the teaching environment to relate theoretical discussion to professional practice.
Hands on Learning, Competitions
MIT competitions in aerial design, robot design, robocraft programming, manufacturing and much more.
Hands on Learning, Demonstrations on Video
Watch science come alive in demonstrations of magnetic levitation techniques, ways to rig a sailboat, and much more.
Hands on Learning, Labs
Labs bring science concepts alive as you observe, practice, and experiment with problems.
Learning from audio visual material: Migrants and borders
This unit focuses provides you with a further opportunity to practise the learning from audio visual material skills you learned in DD208_1. You should have completed DD208_1 before commencing with this unit.