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  • An introduction to technology and innovation policy research
    3LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

    This is an interdisciplinary module that provides an introduction to technology and innovation policy and research in this field. The emphasis is on examining issues of interdisciplinary research embracing economic, sociological and managerial orientations. The approach is to build understanding of technology policy and technology innovations processes thereby providing a robust grounding, before exploring research methods employed to investigate technology and innovation policy. It is important to appreciate that this is not a research methods course as research techniques are not actively taught. Instead, a selection of research tools are introduced and applied to technology policy and innovation. Thus, it focuses on methods and skills best suited for technology policy and innovation rather than being comprehensive.

  • Gender Equality in STEM - advance enrolment
    1LEVEL
    Education 

    Gender Equality in STEM - advance enrolment

    Gender Equality in STEM is designed for teachers of late primary and early secondary pupils. There is no requirement to have a background or role related to STEM. The course aims to reduce barriers for participation in STEM subjects by female students through challenging gender stereotyping and building STEM capital in the classroom, using an inquiry-based approach. This free online course is designed not only to deliver information but to contribute towards transformational change in schools.

  • Identify network hardware and protocols
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Identify network hardware and protocols

    Introduction to the TCP/IP protocol suite, identifying the protocols used to support IP network communication, and briefly discussing their purpose.  Network hardware devices are introduced, and their relationship with TCP/IP protocols is discussed. The www transfer between web browser/server is revisited, introducing the basic concepts of network address translation (NAT) in small home networks. Internet security is further developed, with an emphasis on protecting network devices from external threats.

  • Introduction to Data networks and IP addresses
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Introduction to Data networks and IP addresses

    An introduction to the requirement for IP addresses in order to deliver Internet services. Investigate the structure of the IPv4 address, and learn how to assign addresses to devices that are found in a home network. Follow the progress of a www transfer between a web browser and a web server, discovering why DNS helps make the WWW an easier place to visit.

  • Introduction to games
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Introduction to games

    This courses provides an introduction to games in the classroom. The course will focus on freely available online games, which can provide a starting point for exploring their use in the classroom without investment in hardware and software. At the conclusion of this course you will have developed a lesson plan ready for implementation in your classroom.

  • Learning to code (course files)
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Learning to code (course files)

    This page holds the files for use with the FutureLearn course Learning to code.

  • Mentoring Matters
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Mentoring Matters

    This is an on-line course which is part of the University’s support to the apprentice programme.

  • Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities

    Introducing Multimedia Advocacy support for people with learning disabilities. You are provided with a background to the approach and software to develop multimedia materials. Three case studies are presented. These look at the use of multimedia advocacy in: • Education, Health and Care Plans • Telling personal histories • Everyday classroom practice

  • Navigating and searching the web
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Navigating and searching the web

    An introduction to the operation of the WWW, and how to improve your web searches to find the exact information you require.

  • Professional development with ICT
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Professional development with ICT

    This course was originally part of the MA Programme in Education but could also be studied on its own. The last presentation of this course was February 2004. The course aimed to develop a teacher’s understanding of issues fundamental to the analysis of change in the school. Both professional and school development were considered, linking teaching using ICT (information and communication technology) to theoretical concepts. Methods such as ‘evidence-based’ practice and crticial evaluation were explored in relation to personal and school priorities.

  • Sustainable product innovation
    1LEVEL
    Environment 

    Sustainable product innovation

    This unit will outline the concept of sustainable product innovation, explore the benefits of ‘green’ designs and examine the social-take up of such approaches.

  • Teaching ICT KS1
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Teaching ICT KS1

    This course is designed to support you in carrying out a project in KS1 in an aspect of teaching ICT. It is supported by a range of resources and activities to provide ideas and stimuli for the project. You will plan, carry out and reflect on the project with the guidance of a facilitator and in discussion with others.

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