Lecture capture is the act of recording what happens in a lecture, which is then made available to students. This can be in several forms: A PowerPoint slideshow from the lecture with live recording of the lecturer’s voice Loading Video
“I have publishing rights for an out-of-print book, but I would like to ensure students can still obtain a copy, and I would also like to make the book more widely available at no charge to interested parties. How do
The EPS eLearning Team worked with the EPS Graduate School, as part of the Manchester Science Festival, to create the Images of Research competition where we challenge The University’s research community to share their work with you using a single, inspiring image and short description.
Contact with students has a direct effect on satisfaction with their course. A discussion forum offers the opportunity to establish a channel of communication which can be invaluable in creating a sense of contact. In this short interview Trevor York
Learner response systems What are they? Learners response systems can be used to get immediate feedback from large groups of students and support active learning in lectures. They are more commonly referred to as ‘clickers’ as a reference to the
How do you effectively manage a class with hundreds of students? One method could be to use Discussion boards and Assessment tools. Discussion boards can help create an open transparent forum for questions and answers, which may allow less confident students to participate in ways that they would not do otherwise.
The motivation for this project is to help students develop a cognitive and intuitive feel for the different scales of processes through which the rock record is assembled. Since field-based studies and physical and numerical modeling form the nucleus for most geological research undertaken by earth scientists working both in academia and industry, field studies and modelling will logically lie at the heart of a successful enquiry-based sedimentology class.
The goal of the project was to develop a suite of tools to enable geology undergraduate students to use the 3-D virtual globe visualisation of GoogleEarth™ as an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and to enhance their understanding of geological structures in 3-D. These tools were used in association with 2nd year tutorials, alongside traditional approaches to geological mapping.
This project was for assistance and support in using wikis to support teaching and learning. The students learn about physical, crystallographic and optical properties of minerals through the semester, and as they are going along they have to compile a database of these properties for 10 common minerals.
Numerical and graphical examples are used in lectures to model the solution of some typical problems in a Chemical Engineering unit dealing with particle-fluid systems called Solid-Fluid Systems (SFS). These techniques are inherently dynamic and in most occasions difficult to follow in lectures by students who are trying to grasp the concepts and at the same time learn a method where the application of these concepts are key to solving a problem.