This free course offers a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Ceramics, and can prepare students for a place in higher education. It is intended to help you learn through projects, lectures, and study visits.
In a world of Open and Distance Learning, how exactly do we discover open resources? How can we connect resources located in different repositories? Furthermore, how can we relate these resources to the context, interest, cultural and technical environment of the learner? This study broaches these and more topics relevant to Open and Distance Learning (ODL).
The Semantic Web has the potential to dramatically change Open and Distance Learning through the use of Linked Data. This report analyses Linked Data, making the case for sharing and interlinking mechanisms to be used in relation to Open and Distance Learning documents and entities.
Audio-Lingua offers an extensive library of mp3 recordings in a number of different languages. Visitors to the website can listen to everything from a tutorial on how to use Skype, in French, to how to make flapjack pancakes, in English.
Audio-Lingua is from the GEP (a Group of Pedagogical Experiments) of the Regional Centre of Pedagogical Documentation (C.R.D.P) in the Académie of Versailles. Mp3 resources can be listened to online, or downloaded, in order to practise oral language comprehension skills.
This report considers cloud computing from a Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective and analyses a number of scenarios and threats, based on a survey of public sources on uptake of cloud computin, large cyber attacks, and disruptions of cloud computing services.
How do students approach their learning in 1st and 2nd year fashion design courses? This study examines the variation between students from four different fashion design departments in UK universities, and explores the differences in how students approach their learning.
This paper explores on the variation between student approaches to learning, specifically within the context of fashion design departments. Everything from different experiences, focus on strategies, design, or concepts, to student intentions, in order to provide a complete study of how students in fashion design approach learning differently.
This resource, the first in a 4-part series that progressively increases in difficulty, serves as an aid in learning Chinese. The familiar matching game is applied to Chinese characters—students must look at sets of similar Chinese characters and pair up the ones that match exactly. Students can build their knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and spoken examples.
This M.I.T. course on design is available for free through the web platform OER Commons, and provides an excellent resource for guiding the creative design process following the scientific method and peer review. Students learn to complete projects according to schedule and within a specific budget, as they create, design, build, and test their product ideas.
What is the mathematics and physics of astronomy? This multimedia resource combines visuals with experiments to help students better understand the Solar System as a mathematics laboratory.
eLearning Africa is the Continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government. The key networking event for developing eLearning capacities on the Continent, eLearning Africa 2013 will take place from 29th to 31st May in Windhoek, Namibia, under the overall theme of tradition, change and innovation. Serving as a pan-African platform, eLearning Africa is a must for those who want to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. eLearning Africa takes place in a different African country each year, and the conference languages are English and French. At the 2012 event, 1483 teachers, educators, trainers and ICT professionals from 69 countries convened in Cotonou, Benin.
What kind of music can a computer make? This M.I.T. Open Course on Electronic Music Composition explores the vast array of sound-making possibilities through computers. Students capture sounds from their own environment, and use it to compose sampled sounds, feedback, and noise, using digital signal processing (DSP), convolution, algorithms, and simple mixing.
Students complete weekly composition and listening assignments; material for the latter is drawn from sound art, experimental electronica, conventional and non-conventional classical electronic works, popular music, and previous students' compositions.