Monday, 9 May 2016

Science and Technology OERs: over 8000 downloads

A selection of the open educational resources that have been released from the School of Science and Technology at the University of Northampton. Based on 16/5/2016 figures.



viewsdownloads 
C Programming
948
5231
Summary of Evolutionary Algorithms
678
312
Problem-Solving
517
801
Pollution And Pollutants
536
1237
Properties of Ultrasonic Waves
623
684
Sustainability: Environmental Business Imperatives
244
0



Total
3646
8265



Pollution And Pollutants


Authors: Paul Cox and Nigel Freestone

Details


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 



Properties of Ultrasonic Waves


Author:  


Details
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 







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


C Programming


Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19192
Author: 
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





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



Sustainability: Environmental Business Imperatives



Author: 
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.




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.

Computing in Northamptonshire: Student perceptions of automated marking and feedb...

Computing in Northamptonshire: Student perceptions of automated marking and feedb...:



Ajit, S. and Dodds, J. (2016) 

Student perceptions of automated marking and feedback system in computing. 

Poster presented to:Higher Education Academy Annual STEM Conference 2016: Inspire to Succeed: Transforming Teaching and Learning in STEM, 

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, 

28-29 January 2016.


Introduction
The recent National Student Survey results once again (for over 10 years now) revealed low scores for assessment and feedback for taught courses in Higher Education. In this research project, we analysed and evaluated the effectiveness of improving a student’s learning experience using an automated marking and feedback system with a view to replace human marking of formative course assessments within computing. Can automated marking of formative assessments be used to enhance a student’s learning experience?




Saturday, 20 February 2016

Spreadsheet for neural networks

The basis of this idea was inspired by some work the can be found in the paper Varley et al (2005).

In these videos examples of using spreadsheets to play with the concepts of neurons with neural networks are shown for teaching these approaches.
Using a spreadsheet to replicate the neuron.



Using a spreadsheet to show the delta rule (change in the weight [x] = learning coefficient x input [x] * (what output we wanted - actual output from the neuron) being used to training the weights for a neuron.




VARLEY, M; PEAK, M; HEYS, J; COLLINS, G; KONSTANTARAS A,  VALLIANATOS, F; PICTON P (2005) Spreadsheet Software as a Teaching Tool for Concepts in Electronic Engineering, [Online] http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2005athens/ee/papers/507-162.pdf accessed on: 20/2/2016


All views and opinions are the author's and do not necessarily reflected those of any organisation they are associated with


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

Friday, 8 January 2016

Science and Technology OERs: over 7000 downloads

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



views downloads 
C Programming
827
4998
Summary of Evolutionary Algorithms
643
301
Problem-Solving
393
769
Pollution And Pollutants
477
1135
Properties of Ultrasonic Waves
532
624
Sustainability: Environmental Business Imperatives
205
0



Total
3077
7827




Based on figures from Jorum 25/3/2016


Pollution And Pollutants


Authors: Paul Cox and Nigel Freestone

Details


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 

88x31

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



Properties of Ultrasonic Waves


Author:  


Details
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 







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


C Programming


Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19192
Author: 
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





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



Sustainability: Environmental Business Imperatives



Author: 
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.




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.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Social robot being introduced in class

Photo by John Sinclair

I had my first opportunity recently to try an Aldebaran NAO robot as a teaching tool in an AI class. The session was an end of term activity around summarising what we did in the AI class so far and questions. 

A question came up around AI and it's impact on society. Perfect opportunity to bring in a social robot - especially as a precursor for when we include a session on social robotics next term.

The robot was part of the investment in STEM teaching part-funded by HEFCE.

The video below shows the robot in action, while I am learning to use it.


All opinions in this blog are the Author's and should not in any way be seen as reflecting the views of any organisation the Author has any association with.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Science and Technology OERs: 6 OER but 6742 downloads

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

views downloads
C Programming
627

4353

Summary of Evolutionary Computing

551

233

Problem-Solving

294

684

Pollution And Pollutants

347

960

Properties of Ultrasonic Waves
365 512

Sustainability: Environmental
Business Imperatives
136 0
Total 2320 6742



Based on figures from Jorum.


Pollution And Pollutants


Authors: Paul Cox and Nigel Freestone

Details


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 

88x31

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



Properties of Ultrasonic Waves


Author:  


Details
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 







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


C Programming


Click here for the resource: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/19192
Author: 
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





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



Sustainability: Environmental Business Imperatives



Author: 
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.




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