Implementation of IT and CAD - what can Architect schools do?
In Sweden representatives from the Construction industry have put forward a research and development program called: "IT-Bygg 2002 -Implementation". It aims at making IT the vehicle for decreasing the building costs and at the same time getting better quality and efficiency out of the industry. A seminar was held with some of the most experienced researchers, developers and practitioners of CAD in construction in Sweden. The activities were recorded and annotated, analysed and put together after
Beaded Hair Clip Supplies
This video gives instructions for how to make beaded hair clips using foam shapes. The hair clips can be personalized with some simple
supplies. Supplies needed for this project are: foam shapes, beads, craft glue, scissors, plate, hair clip.
(R&DA 21) Developing Trainee Teachers’ Understanding of Pupils with Special Educational Needs
This TDA Research and Development Award considered how the sensitivity of trainees to special educational needs may be refined by writing from the point of view of pupils with special educational needs. A trial with 230 trainees with one provider was undertaken and changes in perception recorded. The project was supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 13) Does school-based initial teacher training affect secondary school performance?
This project uses existing data on school and pupil performance to detect whether the numbers of teachers in training affects pupil performance. It concludes that there is ‘no effect’ with fewer than 10 trainees and positive effects in the 5% of schools with more than 20 trainees. The project was supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 11) E-Learning and Communication on a Flexible PGCE
This research and development project report finds that data from one PGCE course indicates a great potential in electronic communication to deliver a flexible PGCE route but that it is expensive to deliver. Integration of full time and flexible routes is suggested as a cost effective solution. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award (R&DA).
The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5 to 16 year olds’ accuracy and quality in w
One of two systematic reviews of research evidence using the EPPI protocol that consider the relationship between grammar teaching and written composition. It concludes that there is insufficient evidence to justify teaching syntax to improve writing.
2.007 Design and Manufacturing I (MIT)
Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice. A major element of the course is design of a robot to participate in a challenge that changes from year to year. This year, the theme is cleaning up the planet as inspired by the movie Wall-E.From its beginnings in 1970, the 2.007 final pr
Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid. It is composed of tiny nanoparticles of
magnetic material. It flows like a liquid and attracts to a magnet. A
Mark Twain Biography - 1835-1910 Part 4 of 5
Biography of Mark Twain in short video clips. After the war, Clemens took the writing name Mark Twain and began writing humour. Reenactment. Part 4 of 5 (1:26)
1960s Batman Fight Scene Featuring Onomatopoeia
A 1960s fight scene from the original Batman series to demonstrate the use of onomatopoeia words in action. (1:39)
Final report: New worship complex for the Christian Church at Cogan Station
The Christian Church at Cogan Stations is a moderately sized congregation that is located ten miles northwest of Williamsport, PA. Situated on the side of a mountain, the church is located on a large terraced site with views of the surrounding mountainous terrain. The church has approached Quadra Engineering to design a new, multi-purpose facility for their growing congregation. Our team has proposed constructing a new fifty-five thousand square foot building adjacent to the existing church, and
Understanding Penal Practice
This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle. Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets. Download the app for your device and start reading for free.'Criminological and penological scholarship has in recent years explored how and why institutions and systems of punishment change – and how and why these changes differ in different contexts. Important though these analyses are, this book focu
This video is an excerpt from a half-hour documentary that tells the story of a group of poets in the early 20th century who set out to prove that the South could produce highly intellectual art. Of the 16-member group of poets known as The Fugitives, four members went on to become professional men of letters. John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, Allen Tate and Robert Penn Warren made tremendous contributions to the art of poetry through their individual voices, their influence on the art form, a
How to Use the Slash Punctuation
Here is a useful guide to using the slash punctuation mark. Make sure
you know where to appropriately place this punctuation mark, and use
your slashes properly in your English writing.
Q methodology is a technique for modelling viewpoints, that was developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989). This animation, intended for a general audience, provides a short non-technical introduction to the methodology, outlining the different stages involved in conducting a Q study. The animation was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, as part of the National Teaching Fellow 'Assessing Students at Masters level' project, Assimilate.
Meet the Author - Write Tracks
This link takes you to a page with 8 videos of varying lengths that feature writing tips for students by students.
Confronting the public-sector unions
As austerity measures bite, our correspondents discuss a looming clash between governments and their unionised workers
Boys’ Performance in Modern Foreign Languages
This book is the outcome of a project on boys’ underachievement in modern foreign languages (MFL), presenting research findings as well as recommendations for practice.
A systematic review of the impact on students and teachers of the use of ICT for assessment of creat
This systematic review using the EPPI protocol reported on the impact of formative or summative assessment of critical thinking using ICT.