Training for Scholarship in Research Ethics University of Malawi College of Medicine Michigan State
The traineeship in research ethics is a joint project between the University of Malawi Medical College and Michigan State University. The project is aimed at building research ethics capacity in Malawi and other African countries in response to the growing number of clinical trials taking place in Africa. The site contains an overview of the project, its goals, curriculum, evaluation criteria, methods of dissemination for the products of the programme, and project timeline.
Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
The Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database is an annotated multimedia listing of prose, poetry, film, video and art that was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource for teaching and research in Medical Humanities, for graduate and undergraduate students in health, liberal arts and social science settings. It is a multi-institutional project that was initiated by faculty of the New York University School of Medicine.
Natural England : IN173 - Getting wetter for wildlife. Guidance on habitat restoration and creation
The aim of this report, published in 2006 as IN173 - Getting wettter for wildlife. Guidance on habitat restoration and creation, is to help those developing a project for Habitat Action Plan creation and restoration targets in the UK to secure funding. The document, a 15 page booklet, sets out priorities for wetland creation and restoration, and can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Discoveries from Mars : using a planetary perspective to enhance undergraduate geoscience courses
This website provides a collection of resources designed to enable lecturers to incorporate examples from Mars into courses such as sedimentology, petrology and hydrology. It includes annotated links to related websites, suggested activities and assignments, visualisations, PowerPoint and poster presentations from a 2006 workshop, and suggestions for incorporating Martian data into a variety of courses. The site is part of the "On the Cutting Edge" collection of professional development resource
Moon Zoo is a collaborative project which invites anyone with access to the Internet to participate in analysing Lunar surface images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. Participants will provide detailed crater counts and identify spacecraft debris and other unusual features of the Lunar surface. The Moon Zoo website provides detailed instructions for participants together with introductory videos, a discussion forum, a blog and a glossary. Links are provided to related webs
Active Logic, Metacognitive Computations and Mind at the University of Maryland The site explains in detail what a research project of this nature entails, and gives access to recent publications and some disserations (PDF or .ps formats).
This is the website for the Active Logic, Metacognitive Computation and Mind research group (ALMECOM) at the University of Maryland. Part of the Computer Science Department, the ultimate goal of this research group is to develop common sense in computers.
The site explains in detail what a research project of this nature entails, and gives access to recent publications and some disserations (PDF or .ps formats).
NetBeans The site features further details about NetBeans and its softwa
NetBeans is an open source project that develops the NetBeans IDE, the cross platform, fully-featured, integrated development environment for Java Developers and the NetBeans Platform, the widely adopted infrastructure backplane for complex desktop applications. The software works in conjunction with the Java Development Kit which is freely available from Sun Microsystems and also included with a version of the NetBeans software.
The site features further details about NetBeans and its softwa
Open Knowledge Initiative Links are also provided for downloading the complete specifications of OSIDs for Java and PHP. A series of documents related to the project
The descriptions of a series of Open Service Interface Definitions (OSIDs) are available in this site for developers of educational applications. These specifications are developed by the Open Knowledge Initiative (O.K.I.) and describe how the components of an educational software environment communicate with each other and with other enterprise systems.
Links are also provided for downloading the complete specifications of OSIDs for Java and PHP. A series of documents related to the project
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre was founded in 1968 in the Netherlands with the aim of facilitating "the sharing, promotion and use of knowledge so that governments, professionals and organisations can better support poor men, women and children in developing countries to obtain water and sanitation services they will use and maintain". The IRC website provides details of its activities in areas including local governance, sanitation, transparency and accountability, innovative
Microeconomic theory III
The website for this course (14.123 Microeconomic Theory III, Spring 2009) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. This course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory including models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics covered include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, stochastic dominance, supermodularity, monotone comparative statics, b
Savifadok: digital repository of South Asian Studies
Savifadok is a digital repository maintained by the Savifa - the Virtual Library South Asia. It a joint project of the University Library of Heidelberg and the South Asia Institute (SAI) at the University of Heidelberg. It aims to provide free access to information, and where copyright allows full text access to documents covering all aspects of South Asian studies. These include books, articles, reports, theses, dissertations and multimedia. All topics from the humanities and social sciences ar
Angola: Human Security Gateway
The Human Security gateway is a joint project of the Human Security report project and School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. It aims to provide researchers with a searchable database of links to key websites, full-text reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets relating to human security worldwide. Human security is defined as the protection of individuals from wars, civil wars and violence. It website enables users to search or browse by country or t
Blue Brain Project, The
This video focuses on the work of Dr Henry Markram and is produced by Couple 3 Films. In it, Dr Markram describes the first year of the Blue Brain Project, an attempt to build a brain inside a computer. The video is seventeen minutes in length and requires the Adobe Flash player. It should be useful for students and teachers.
Improving data visualisation for the public sector project
The Improving data visualisation for the public sector project was launched by the UK Department of Communities and Local Government and implemented by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI). It is aimed at improving data visualisation for public sector researchers in local, regional and national organisations. This is defined as creating better tables, visual images and mappings to enable researchers to manipulate and understand statistical datasets( relating particularly to local gover
Migration and mobility : national responses to cultural diversity
Organised by International Metropolis Project and Academy for Migration Studies, Denmark, to be held at Copenhagen Congress Center Copenhagen Denmark from 2009-09-14 to 2009-09-18
Supporting learning with ICT in pre school settings (INTERPLAY project)
This Teaching & Learning Research Briefing presents the findings of a two-year study based in the Institute of Education at the University of Stirling. As part of the Interplay project, funded by the ESRC, the aims were to ‘identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through guided interaction with practitioners’. It explores how this can fit into the ‘pre-school culture of child-initiated learning through play’.
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
Plenaries The national strategy seems to insist that every lesson follows the 3 part format of starter, main activity, plenary. As an AST in tend to network with colleagues in other schools where the view for specialist ICT teachers is that plenaries are often inappropriate in the context of ICT lessons where pupils are working on ongoing coursework tasks [e.g building and documenting a database for GCSE coursework over a series of lessons for 2 months]. Plenaries seem to be effective in lesson
14-19 Education and Training: A Commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme May 2006
This commentary is the product of a major Economic and Social Research Council funded project within the United Kingdom. It is the fourth in a series of TLRP commentaries and it aims to set out a vision for the future development of teaching and learning between now and 2020. The scope of the study encompasses issues across post-compulsory, school, HE, voluntary and work based contexts and as such provides material relevant to all 14-19 teachers, trainers and policy makers. The commentary draws
The impact of different modes of assessment on achievement and progress in the learning and skills s
This is a very thorough and comprehensive study into the impact of various assessment modes on achievement and progress in the learning and skills sector. Commissioned to conduct the investigation by the Learning and Skills Research Centre, City and Guilds and the University for Industry, the project team had access to a wide range of institutions in the sector in order to compare and contrast the assessment experiences of learners and to ascertain which assessment regimes work best in which con