Showing posts from July, 2011

NVision improves the student experience

A project has recently been completed (see and for more details). Originally it was to run a one day workshop for Computing students in Further Education colleges to get a taster of computing in Higher Education, building on the previous events run over the last three years.
With approval the project developed during it’s lifetime. AimHigher ran a related event (AFactor) during the time of the project which met some of the goals of the project Engaging FE students,Giving them a positive experience of computing,Providing a positive image of women in computing.
This enabled some new and exciting opportunities to be pursued. 1.The activities
AFactor and the money from this project gave us an opportunity to use a resource unique in this region, NVision, to give the students (and later groups of students) a chance to ‘play’ in an immersi…

Using Flip cameras to record oral presentations

Reblogged from posted by Julie Usher

This case study looks at the use of handheld video cameras (Flip cameras), to allow students to record oral presentations for assessment. This project was run as part of a third year Environmental Science module, by Dr Janet Jackson in the school of Science and Technology. Click on Using Flip cameras for oral presentations (case study, PDF 453KB) for the details of the case study Click on Video clip for an example of feedback from students 

Go to for example and more detail.

June - another good month

Another good month for publications in teaching and learning in the school.

Two chapters in the recently published book Software Industry-Oriented Education Practices and Curriculum Development: Experiences and Lessons  edited by Drs. Matthew Hussey, Xiaofei Xu and Bing Wu.  ISBN: 978-1609607975 IGI Global

Bing Wu(Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Kamal Bechkoum(University of Northampton, UK), Deirdre Lawless (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Xiaofei Xu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China) Chapter  2: Education to Meet the Requirements of Software Industry and Beyond - Establishing, Implementing and Evaluating an Industry-Oriented Education Model in China see chapter sample. Sample of the chapter available at Chapter 2 sample.Gary Hill (University of Northampton, UK) and Scott Turner (University of Northampton, UK) Chapter  7: Problems First . Sample of the chapter available at Chapter 7 sample

Rashmi Dravid (University of Northampton) and Catherine Klimes ( Universit…

Issues associated with the internationalisation of curricula

A paper has been published by Terry Tudor in the journal Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education (Vol. 3 No 1 2011, ISSN 2041-3122) on issues associated with the internationalisation of curricula.
Issues associated with the internationalisation of curricula: a case study of the development of a collaborative Masters programme between the University of Northampton (UK) and the University of Madras (India)
Terry Tudor, University of Northampton
Internationalisation of curricula and activities is becoming a key thrust within UK Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs). This article examines factors in the development and implementation of a collaborative Masters in Environmental Management between the University of Northampton (UK) and the University of Madras (India). Using the concepts of internationalisation as a theoretical construct, the article examines the key challenges faced in the development and operation of the collaborative programme including overcoming cultural nor…