Can You Take the Pressure?
This lesson introduces students to the concept of air pressure. Students will explore how air pressure creates force on an object. They will study the relationship between air pressure and the velocity of moving air.
Object-Oriented Software Design - The OO Design Process - Case Study & Java Remedies
This lecture forms part of "The OO Design Process - Case Study & Java Remedies" topic in the Object-Oriented Software Design module.
Laboratory Investigation of Sewage Pollution
A laboratory investigation of sewage pollution based around a case study. Students analyse for various so-called biomarkers in soil samples and assess for likely sources of contamination.
Supporting Business Decisions: Multi-Criteria Decision Modelling
This PowerPoint shows a case study of The Macrosoft Conference and considers the business decision options. It also covers some FAQ's
Object-Oriented Software Design - Classes and objects in Java and Petrol Station Case Study
This practical forms part of "Classes and objects in Java and Petrol Station Case Study" topic in the Object-Oriented Software Design module.
Introduction to OO Programming in Java - Mobile Phone Case Study
This reading material forms part of the "Mobile Phone Case Study" topic in the Introduction to OO Programming in Java module.
Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Magnetic fields
In this session we’ll begin with Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction. We’ll describe and use the analogy between a current loop and a magnetic dipole and study the magnetic energy in various situations, including the energy density of a magnetic field. Finally we’ll look at magnetic forces from the point of view of the interaction between moving electrical charges, the Lorentz force law, and describe the force between current carry wires, the Biot-Savart law.
Educational Change and Continuity
In this module you will be introduced to the study of education through the dimension of time. It is entitled ‘Educational Change and Continuity’ because it is concerned with processes of change within educational theory and practice and with theory and practice which has stayed the same for long periods of time. The latter include those perennial problems and enduring issues which all educationists have to face. During the course of the module, you will develop an understanding of change an
Overseas aid in the Dragon's Den: student briefings
Student handouts from a role-playing exercise in which groups take the roles of countries or transnational organisations promoting development. Each page of the document has the instructions for a different group. Tutor instructions and the goals of the seminar activity are included in the "Overseas aid in the Dragon's Den" case study published by the Economics Network. Created for a Development Economics module at the University of Southampton, 2008/09
There is now a greater interest in the environment than ever before and we face concerns about the environmental impacts of almost every aspect of our daily lives. Water, soil, air and the biological environment can all be changed dramatically by the activities of industrial societies like our own, not least through mechanisms which are controlled by essentially geological processes. Waste disposal, contamination of land by industry, the impacts of mining, water pollution and even air quality (t
A case study in efficiency wages: Economics of the New Lanark establishment Under Robert Owen’s ma
The purpose of these notes is to show how labour economics can be used to analyse and understand real economic episodes and events. The case study in question is Robert Owen’s management of the New Lanark Cotton Mills in the 19th century. 30-page Word document including graphs and tables, created to support Labour economics teaching at the University of Dundee.
Teaching Heterodox Economics Concepts
Teaching Heterodox Economics Concepts is written by Andrew Mearman of the University of the West of England, Bristol, and is a guide to using heterodox approaches in undergraduate economics teaching. The guide offers three potential approaches: enriching an orthodox programme, teaching a heterodox module and the parallel perspectives approach (teaching heterodox and orthodox concepts side by side). The guide also includes sections on assessment strategies, case studies and resources, including l
ABC defence : engineering ethics case study project
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. The scenario, which examines the ethical issues around working for the defence industry, is aimed at students who have some experience of ethics. It raises issues about defence; ethics of war; conscience and integrity. It is recommended that this be taught to students at level 3 or 4 due to the sensitive nature of the subject and the fact that the issues addressed are relevant to those students about to enter work. The planned teaching
An Ancient Dilemma: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. The scenario examines the case of a conflict between completing a project on time and within budget and respecting the demands of heritage. It raises issues about archaelology, heritage and environment. The session is aimed at students who have done some ethics before. It can be integrated into modules that consider different aspects of the construction process. Suggested teaching time is a one or two hour session, with small group dis
French Engineers: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. The scenario examines the problem of what to do when encountering unacceptable behaviour (drinking during work hours) while working abroad. It raises issues such as moral relativism; safety and risk; whistleblowing and professionalism. The case study is aimed at students who have not studied ethics before. The teaching format is a one hour session with small group discussions.
Revenue vs. Customer Satisfaction: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering and Business Ethi
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. It examines a dilemma between providing the best product for a customer and maximising profit for a company. It is aimed at students who have studied some ethics before and is a good introduction to ethical issues arising in business. The teaching format is 1- 2 hours, small group discussions.
Spectrum Allocation: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. The scenario examines the ethical issues surrounding the allocation of the radio spectrum to different services benefiting different groups of users. It is aimed at students who have some experience of ethics. The teaching Format is a 1-2 hour session, presentations and small group discussions.
Transmission Towers: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. It examines the moral issues surrounding a disagreement with a boss at work concerning the safety of a transmission tower. It considers safety and risk and whistleblowing. The session is suitable for beginners and students with some experience of ethics teaching. The teaching format is a one or two hour session with small group discussions.
This VirtualDutch self-study pack traces the way the Dutch, from the sixteenth century onwards, defined their collective identity with reference to their ancestors, the Batavians of Roman times.
Nova Zembla: Dutch maritime expansion around 1600
This VirtualDutch self-study pack covers the Dutch efforts to find a Northern sea passage to Asia at the end of sixteenth century. Three voyages were undertaken in the mid-1590s, with the final expedition of Willem Barentsz and Jacob van Heemskerck acquiring canonical status in Dutch historical conciousness. Their ship got stuck in the ice off Nova Zembla, but the crew survived the harsh Arctic winter and returned to Amsterdam the next spring.