Wednesday, 10 June 2015

OER June 2015

A selection of the open educational resources that have been released from the School of Science and Technology at the University of Northampton. 

This post shows the number of views and downloads of these resources by the middle of June 2015.




Pollution And Pollutants


Authors: Paul Cox and Nigel Freestone

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Pollution is the undesirable introduction of pollutants (contaminants) into the natural environment (land, air and water) and can have an adverse affect on human health. This resource provides an introduction to pollution and pollutants. The classification and distribution of pollutants is also considered. A number of self-assessment questions are provided to allow you to check your new knowledge. The material comes in Word format and its HTML equivalent. The pollutants.htm file includes two images (poll.gif and ld50.gif) and an answers page (SAQ_Answers.htm) related to it that need to be put in the same folder as the pollutants.htm file.

Keywords: UKOER, Environmental Science, Waste Management, Pollution, Pollutants, Environment, Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Pollution Pathways, Toxicity 

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The resource found on Jorum at: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/18529 

Total Views: 317
Total Downloads: 476

Properties of Ultrasonic Waves


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This material gives the description of the physical processes involved in the propagation of ultrasonic pressure waves as they pass through a material. It includes a mathematical derivation of the amplitude of the transmitted and reflected pressure waves, and an explanation is given for the differences between the near and far zones. This material has been used in the Advanced Inspection Methods and Techniques module as part of the BSc programme in Non-Destructive Testing at the University of Northampton.
Published:  School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton
Keywords: UKOER, Ultrasonic waves, Inspection and testing, Non-destructive testing 



Total Views: 418
Total Downloads: 322




Summary of Evolutionary Algorithms
Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19204
Author:  
These slides are intended for undergraduate computing students, providing an overview of Genetic Algorithms, a concept of in artificial intelligence. As well providing an overview the material also include links to applications via web resources. The slides are taken from an undergraduate artificial intelligence module on the BSc Computing Programme at the University of Northampton. Possible uses of these including support material for second year, third year or masters level course on artificial intelligence.

Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19204
Total Views: 364
Total Downloads: 100

C Programming


Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19192
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In this material you will be introduced to some of the principles of programming, and specifically learn to write fairly simple programs using a programming language called C. An idea central to this material is that programming is about problem solving; you write a program to solve a particular problem. It is hoped that at the end of the material you should see that there is nothing magical or mysterious about programming. One of the features some people like about programming is you are making the computer do what you want. During the programming exercises, do not worry about making mistakes. In this material you will be expected to try out programs and eventually write your own. The target audience is anyone who wants to learn a programming language or is looking for some assessment questions around programming. The material was originally aimed at second year engineering students at the University of Northampton.
Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19192


Total Views: 302
Total Downloads: 1791


Problem-Solving


Author: Dr Scott Turner





These mini lectures are intended for undergraduate computing students, for providing simple steps in problem solving before the students learn a programming language. Problem-Solving and Programming is a common first year undergraduate module on the BSc Computing Programme at the University of Northampton. This material was taken from the problem solving part of the module and provides an introduction to five topics in problem-solving.

The resource can be found at: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19001
Total Views: 197
Total Downloads: 497


Sustainability: Environmental Business Imperatives



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Created: 7 July 2014, by School of Science & Technology and Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton
This video outlines the drivers for resource efficiency for business including raw materials scarcity and economic imperatives. The savings that can be made by more efficient use of raw materials, energy and waste are highlighted. Case study examples are given to show how different sectors have achieved resource efficiency and moved towards a circular model of resource use.

Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

Total Views: 112
Total Downloads: 0




All views are the authors, and may not reflect the views of any organisation the author is connected with in any way..All views are the authors, and may not reflect the views of any organisation the author is connected with in any way.

Student presentations using video

Originally posted on: Student presentations using video:



Karl Flowers, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Creative Leather
Technology assesses his students through presentations and has often
found that it is difficult to schedule face-to-face time slots where all
the required parties can make it. Allowing his students to
independently record their presentations and submit them through NILE’s
video streaming tool, Kaltura, overcomes scheduling issues, enables more
use of technology for the students and enables sharing good practice
between year groups.



View the full case study here (PDF, 419KB)



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All views are the authors, and may not reflect the views of any organisation the author is connected with in any way.

Using e-tivities to support independent learning and classroom teaching

Original posted on Using e-tivities to support independent learning and classroom teaching:



Dr Terry Tudor, Senior Lecturer in Waste Management, introduced
structured online learning activities (e-tivities) into his Masters
modules after attending a CAIeRO for individuals course development
workshop. Read the case study to see how these activities have helped to
link his distance learning students with his learners on campus – and
also helped them to improve their writing skills.



View the full case study here (PDF, 620KB)



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What do students thinks of exam?

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