Developing a new endoscopy laboratory with digital tools.
Tampere School of Architecture had to leave its old down-town building and move to the TU Tampere university campus in Hervanta, 10 km away. In this process, the 20 years old endoscopic system "The Urban Simulator" was one of the victims. Old mechanical parts and especially the original home-built microcomputer system were too old to compete with modern computer-aided methods. A new endoscopical system is now under construction, using all of the 20-year experience, new technical components and c
WWG: a Distributed Infrastructure for Learning in Groups
This paper describes the experiences of learning and working in groups on the Computer Science studies at Virtual Campus of the Open University of Catalunya. Two communities have used a web based shared workspace tool to a) coordinate the task of tutors of a computer architecture course, and b) a problem based collaborative learning project with software engineering students. These experiences have lead to the design of WWG: a distributed infrastructure for distance learning in groups at Interne
Reviewing Diploma Development: Evaluation of the Design of the Diploma Qualifications
This is a 114 page report of a study, carried out from October 2007 to September 2008, of the Diploma development process for the first 14 Diplomas. Its nine chapters provide a systematic and thematic account of the Diploma programme’s process, organisation and vision together with conclusions and recommendations drawn from the findings within the study.
Finding information in mathematics and statistics
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
British prime ministers 1783 - 1852
This learning object on British Prime Ministers, 1783-1852, is designed to support the programme of lectures and seminars on the module The Many Faces of Reform: British politics, 1790-1850. It will help familiarise you with the leading political figures and parliamentary groupings of the period we are studying. It will also test your knowledge of this information and help you think about some of the wider political developments which we will be studying. Copyright Information: All of the imag
The Education of Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders up to the end of Key Stage One
This resource is a report which focuses on the learning and teaching needs of pupils with autism spectrum disorders up to the end of Key Stage 1, utilising a research study published in 2001 by the NFER to collaborate many of the author's views and suggestions . The research study itself, the report informs the reader, explores the range of provision Local Authorities were making available at that time, for pupils with autism spectrum disorders up to the end of Key Stage 1. This resource also c
Raising the achievements of children and young people with specific speech and language difficulties
This brief reports the last stages of a study which has followed pupils with a specific speech and language difficulty (SSLD) through their school career to post 16 provision. Specific speech and language difficulties occur in about 7% of children, have no obvious cause and those concerned have no other learning difficulties. The study compares the progress of pupils with SSLD with those who have SEN and typically developing pupils.
Palaeontologists solve mystery of 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore
A study by Martin Smith of the University of Toronto and Jean-Bernard Caron of the Royal Ontario Museum sheds new light on a previously unclassifiable 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore known as Nectocaris pteryx. The new interpretation became possible with the discovery of 91 new fossils that were collected from the Burgess Shale site in the UNESCO World Heritage Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, BC. The findings are presented in "Primitive soft-bodied cephalopods from the Cambrian", publis
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Modern Languages, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organisin
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. This course cover
Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
The recurrent, the recombinatory and the ephemeral : thoughts on a textual system in transition
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops, Professor William Uricchio discusses his research: The recurrent, recombinatory and the ephemeral: thoughts on a textual system in transition. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor William Uricchio, MIT/Utrecht William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and professor of Co
Becoming a research engaged school
This 2006 PRE-Online article, written by Caroline Sharp from NFER, is an account concerning the ways in which schools can become research-engaged. It emerges from a study based in 15 schools which had begun research projects in 2003. The article outlines insights gained, as well as some of the research findings from three of the schools. All the research projects reported in this article are concerned with the use of whiteboards and ICT.
What Makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School?
This report forms part of the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) 3-14 project, a major longitudinal study funded by the DCSF. It presents the findings of a sub-study on transitions, taken from questionnaire responses of over 500 children in their first term at secondary school, as well as their parents. Case studies of 12 of the pupils who had enjoyed a successful transition were subsequently undertaken, involving interviews with them and their primary and secondary te
Change Engagement Comparative Study: Final Report
This resource is a research study into how schools engage with change. The study explores the nature of change management and factors which promote or hinder effective change management within the school sector from the perspective of teachers, teaching assistants and school leadership teams. It also compares the school sector with the health, local government and police sector with regards to how they deal with change and examine lessons that can be learned from these sectors. The resource is t
A Developmental Study of the Japanese Medaka Oryzias latipes and the Water Fern Marsilea
This exercise is a demonstration and is observation based. It requires students to carefully study the materials provided.
Chick Embryos in Shell-less Culture
Continuous observation of developing embryos from day 3 up to day 18 of incubation allows students to see differentiation of extra embryonic membranes and circulation, limb bud, heart, and feathers as well as pre-hatching behavior. For advanced classes, this method is useful to study teratology, organogenesis, and quantitative growth changes.
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or
MIT’s Entrepreneurial Development and Impact Over the Past 50 Years
Ed Roberts reviews the effects of entrepreneurship within MIT and the relation of MIT entrepreneurship to larger communities.
Much of the research under discussion comes from a 2006 study of MIT alumni conducted by Roberts and Charles Eesley of the Sloan School. The study polled MIT alumni about companies they had