Jaron Lanier: Computers and Culture
Jaron Lanier, historic inventor of virtual reality.
A1 Virtual Magic Bowl Archive
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Locomotor Virtual Patient Scene
Locomotor Virtual Patient Scene - Sunhea Choi Keywords:Virtual Patient
Year 1 Virtual Patient Screen Capture file
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(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
Plastics historical society
This is the website of the Plastics Historical Society, a partner in the JISC Museum of Design in Plastics Digitisation Project. Along with a wealth of information about the Society and its activities, the website contains a Virtual Museum which offers a useful timeline and a variety of exhibits on horn and different types of 20th century plastics. There is a useful 'Caring for Plastics' page which may interest conservators - this can be found in the 'Experiencing Plastics' section. There are
Cartography 2.0 : your guide to animated and interactive maps
Cartography 2.0 is a 2009 website whose authors describe it as a... "free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals who are interested in interactive and animated maps". This resource will be of interest to graphic designers, as well as those working in the digital humanities. Chapters include: Elements of Design; Map Animation (including a History of Animated Maps); 3D / Virtual Globes; U.I. & Useability; Map Interaction Techniques; Advanced Topics. The content of t
Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane
Tibetan-Mongolian rare books and manuscripts (TMRBM)
This website describes an AHRC-funded project to “document, consolidate, catalogue and make accessible” the rare Tibetan and Mongolian books (centred on those acquired by the Younghusband Mission to Tibet in 1903–4) in the University Library Cambridge, the British Library and the Bodleian. As well as conservation and cataloguing of these collections (little exploited since being removed from Tibet) a key aim of the project is to allow the virtual reconstruction of incomplete te
Virtual teams are the future
Geographically diverse teams in multinational companies maybe harder to manage than traditional teams, but these collaborative virtual teams are becoming increasingly important. According to Professor Lynda Gratton, one of only two women in The Times' Top 50 Thinkers in the World, the very make-up of teams gives them an ability to innovatively solve complex problems.
Spring 2010 Documentary Podcast: Global business, global values
Companies coming out of the recession are increasingly looking to India and China for new markets to penetrate and develop but, when they do, what lessons can they learn from other big players in the take-over business in countries like Japan and how should they manage those large "virtual teams" that criss-cross the globe? And would closer political union help the EU countries to compete in these emerging markets? Boni Sones reports in this Cambridge Judge Business School Spring 2010 documentar
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series : Exeter.
As part of its response to the TDA's e-learning communities project, Exeter University has engaged with digital video as a way of capturing practice for modelling through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Bristol
This project allocated funds to tutors on the PGCE course at Bristol University to facilitate the building of materials to be deployed through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Gloucestershire
The report describes how the partnership deployed the virtual learning environment (VLE) WebCT to support teacher education.
Teacher placement Collaboration
Teacher placement Collaboration I am interested in learning more about research into how trainee teachers collaborate with each other whilst on placement in different schools. It may be that some teacher educators have used a Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate this. Any suggestions? This is related to another question: how do we encourage creativity in our trainees? so maybe the question should be: what research is there into collaborative creativity amongst beginning teachers?
IT for Education Research: using new technology: Teaching and Learning Research Briefing No. 16 (TLR
This briefing paper is number 16 in a series, which are available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website (www.tlrp.org). It provides an account of the information technology infrastructure which supports the research community served by the TLRP. The paper discusses the rationale and benefits of three types of online tools; a Digital Repository for project publications and other resources, a collaborative Virtual Research Environment (VRE), and Dissemination Tools for t
Designing Technologies to Support Creativity and Collaboration: A Handbook from Futurelab 2004
The report summarises two prototypes developed in partnership with Futurelab: Virtual Puppeteers with squidsoup (a digital arts company) and MediaStage with Immersive Education (an educational software company). The two prototypes were designed specifically to support collaborative approaches to creative story-telling and to explore the potential of rich multimodal (sound, image, movement, colour, text etc) environments within children’s creative practices.
Science Subject Knowledge for Trainee Primary Teachers - The delivery of multimedia content via a Vi
This project examined how a virtual learning environment could be used to enhance science subject knowledge for trainee primary teachers. Diagnostic quizzes, specially designed and created materials using still and moving images, and extra sessions were used successfully to enhance subject knowledge competence and confidence in ‘difficult concepts’ in science. These materials were used with primary PGCE trainees and are available for examination. Supported by a TDA Research and Developmen
An analysis of e-learning in a flexible postgraduate initial teacher training course (R&DA 2: 04)
This project examined the advantages and disadvantages of e-learning. Trainees on a part-time flexible route for PGCE used a virtual learning environment and the researchers concluded that e-learning can offer an effective alternative for students who cannot access full time face-to-face training. The study used a multi-method approach, including analysis of materials posted on the VLE, two questionnaires and focus group interviews. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
Winners of BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards 2009 Announced
'Guidelines for new lecturers in Teacher Education' and 'A Virtual Learning Environment for Supporting Reading and Poetry' are the winning entries in the 2009 BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards, which were announced at the annual British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Manchester on 5th September 2009. The awards recognise practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the application of research in practice, both in a school setting and in a 16+ learning environment