Innovation North Research Conference 2006 Alan Dix
Keynote speaker Professor Alan Dix from Lancaster University talks about understanding how people use things leads to better design, better systems, and increased usability
Teaching and learning in diverse university settings: analytic frameworks for integrating different
This paper describes progress on the TLRP project on “Enhancing teaching-learning environments in undergraduate courses”. The project is concentrating on differences and similarities that exist in the teaching-learning environments provided in mainly first and final unit course units in four contrasting subject areas and across the different settings provided in departments within those subjects. We have been collaborating with 17 departments across 15 universities and one college. The data
Pupil groupings within classrooms: social pedagogy within cultural contexts
There have been many studies of teaching and learning in classrooms, for example, involving teaching approaches and styles, learning or broad classroom level structures (e.g. age of pupils, ability, curriculum). These studies offer insights into teaching effectiveness, patterns of learning and broad explanations of classroom effects, yet they add little insight into the complex ecology that characterises children’s development in school contexts. Studies of teaching and learning within classro
What Color is Your Air Today?
Students develop awareness and understanding of the daily air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) listed in the newspaper. They explore what engineers can do to help reduce poor air quality.
19 - Paradise XV, XVI, XVII
This lecture focuses on the cantos of Cacciaguida (Paradiso 15-17). The pilgrim's encounter with his great-great grandfather brings to the fore the relationship between history, self and exile. Through his ancestor's mythology of their native Florence, Dante is shown to move from one historiographic mode to another, from the grandeur of epic to the localism of medieval chronicles. Underlying both is the understanding of history in terms of genealogy reinforced and reproved by Dante's mythic r
Students will research common diseases/disorders that affect the nervous system. They can present their findings to the class to enhance the class's understanding
Design a dynamic website
Design a dynamic website for Bazaar Ceramics. At this stage the prototype will not include the database and server-side scripting required to implement the e-commerce functions. This stage of the project is to focus on design only. Therefore the prototype will develop the pages and interface for the e-commerce features, but none of the functionality. Your task is to review the requirements document to develop an understanding of the e-commerce requirements of the website and then design and buil
Care for babies
Learn how to be a caregiver with babies. This project includes understanding babies and their needs, sleeping patterns, distressed babies, separation anxiety, feeding, safety hazards, nappy changing, toilet training and illness.
Safety Signs and Information: Understanding Saftey Signs
Understanding Safety Signs. Topic 2, extracted from the Safety Signs and Information resource. In this topic you will understand the appropriate action to take for common safety signs.
Manage Your Own Performance
This unit encourages professional development and self management in the areas of performance, personal competency and personal work priorities to foster a better understanding of the management style of the student and increase effectiveness in such a role using a holistic approach.
Small Business Marketing: Financial Plan
The Financial Plan. This unit focuses on identifying the elements of a financial plan; understanding the information required to compile a financial plan; describe sources of finance; prepare a profit and loss statement; conduct break-even analysis; cash-flow projection; and develop a comprehensive financial plan. This object is supported by the text Reynolds, W, Savage, W, & Williams, A (1994) Your Own Business, (2nd Edition), Nelson, Australia. This forms a resource for Certificate III in Sma
Perform four basic rules mathematical calculations
Understanding how to do calculations is important when measuring and marking out lengths of material for specific jobs. Trying to reduce waste and cost is always necessary. To do any simple calculations there are four main rules that you need to follow.
Plan for minimal Environment Impact Practices
This unit is about planning for minimal environmental impact. It is of a practical nature - you will need to show your understanding of the unit competencies in practical ways, that is, in the field and over a period of time. It covers the knowledge and skills to plan outdoor activities to ensure that minimal environmental impact occurs. At the end of your study, you should understand key ecological concepts and identify sources and types of environmental impact. You will become aware of land ma
Manage merchandise and store operations
This learning object encompasses the competency to introduce and develop the manager's understanding of merchandising as a discipline and the management strategies necessary to plan and coordinate the merchandising team within the store environment.
Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This unit will enable you to relate what you read to your own sensory experiences – and indeed many of the questions asked have exactly that function. This unit will be best understood by those with some biological understanding.
Identifying Components of Attainment Gaps
The resource is a standalone report produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which is designed to increase understanding of a number of factors affecting pupil attainment at the end of Key Stage Four. The report uses data collected as part of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) project. The research explores if the LSYPE data can be usefully combined with National Pupil Database (NPD) data to provide enhanced information on attainment gaps between pupi
Phelps on Unemployment and the State of Macroeconomics
Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the market for labor, unemployment, and the evolution of macroeconomics over the past century. The conversation begins with a discussion of Phelps's early contributions to the understanding of unemployment and the importance of imperfect information. Phelps put his contribution into the context of the evolution of macroeconomics showing how his models were related to those of Keynes, the Austrian Scho
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
Practical exercise designed to develop skills in planning for a photo shoot around a predetermined theme. Practical learning includes understanding the client brief, preparing for a photo shoot, checking equipment, understanding framing for different situations and lighting, lighting, shooting images outdoors, tips for controlling images, and some ideas for photo shoots.
Investigate sustainable water cycle management
This Unit of Competency focuses on the understanding and management of the water cycle, sustainable water usage and the testing of water quality. It contains information, activities and suggested assessment tasks that enable learners to understand the link between the services and systems of the water organisation and its supply to and use by consumers. Learners find out about a range of water systems that we use to capture, store and distribute water and discover that the water services we rely