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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.

  • Breakthrough to Mathematics, Science and Technology
    0LEVEL
    Science 

    Breakthrough to Mathematics, Science and Technology

    The Breakthrough to Mathematics, Science and Technology series of study modules introduced some of the key ideas and skills involved in studying mathematics, science, technology and engineering. Here we present four study modules in pdf format for you to work through or adapt as you wish. The original material also contained additional printed materials and audio/visual material, these items are not included.

  • 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.

  • Mentoring Matters
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Mentoring Matters

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

  • 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.

  • Pesquisa e Inovação Responsáveis na Educação Superior
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Pesquisa e Inovação Responsáveis na Educação Superior

    Este curso é direcionado para educadores interessados em abordagens pedagógicas centradas na colaboração de aprendizes (coaprender) interessados na investigação coletiva (coinvestigar). O conteúdo, atividades e avaliação neste curso são decorrentes de vários projetos Europeus focados na coaprendizagem – aprendizagem aberta colaborativa através da coinvestigação - investigação coletiva com uso de tecnologias. Quatro estratégias pedagógicas são discutidas neste curso: Dilema sócio-científico, Discussão de Grupo, Resolução Colaborativa de Problemas e Argumentação coletiva baseada em evidência. Os objetivos deste curso é coaprender e coinvestigar sobre como : Usar dilemas para que os estudantes se envolvam, discutam e argumentem sobre questões sócio-científicas Facilitar discussões de grupo eficazes para que os estudantes usem conhecimentos e pratiquem argumentação Preparar os estudantes através da argumentação coletiva para que construam o raciocínio científico Planejar atividades baseadas em solução colaborativa de problemas com diálogo argumentativo aplicados na pesquisa e inovação responsáveis

  • The Internet and the web
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    The Internet and the web

    The WWW is just one service provided by the Internet! Investigate the other services that are available, identify the various types of different networks that are available for accessing them. Internet safety is discussed, with an emphasis on becoming a responsible digital citizen, aware of acceptable and unacceptable online behavior.

  • The operation of LAN and WAN hardware and protocols
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    The operation of LAN and WAN hardware and protocols

    Wide Area Networks (WANs) are introduced, and a variety of different WAN technology suitable for providing home Internet connectivity is discussed. The differences in operation of between LANs and WANs is discussed, and the use of TCP/IP in facilitating communication between LANs and WANs is investigated in detail.

  • The purpose of network hardware and protocols
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    The purpose of network hardware and protocols

    A detailed investigation into the operation of the protocols within the TCP/IP protocol suites, discussing the services they provide for user applications. Network device operation is examined in more detail, with particular attention paid to how they interact with the TCP/IP protocols within the LAN. NAT is revisited in order to investigate its operation in larger networks, where multiple devices require its services.

  • The World Wide Web and Internet safety
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    The World Wide Web and Internet safety

    The World Wide Web is a fantastic resource, providing answers to any question imaginable.  Learn how search the web for useful information, whilst staying safe from online threats.

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