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Understanding Research Methods

Understanding Research Methods
About the Course This course is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London's status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage. This course will appeal to those of you who require an understanding of research approaches and skills, and importantly an ability to deploy them in your studies or in your professional lives. In particular, this course will aid those of you who have to conduct research as part of your postgraduate studies but do not perhaps have access to research methods courses, or for those of you who feel you would like additional support for self-improvement. Course Syllabus Week 1 & 2 – What is research? E-tivity 1: Asking the right question Related:  POOL: How to analyse MOOCsCours suivis à reprendre ultérieurement

Das LMS ist nicht tot, das Design schon | Online By Nature Manchmal sieht man den Wald, vor lauter Bäumen nicht. Schon sehr oft wurde das klassische LMS als tot oder gescheitert gesehen. PLEs wurden als Nachfolger auserkoren oder sogar Social Learning Systeme neu erfunden. Dabei sind LMS wahre Schlachtschiffe, die viel mehr können, als nur didaktische Szenarien zu vermitteln. Trotzdem sind LMS langweilig. Moodle Design grafisch aufgearbeitet und Responsive Wir haben schon lange schöne Moodle-Designs, als Beispiel sei unser Medienkompetenz Kurs erwähnt. Bei anderen LMS sieht es ähnlich aus. OLAT Kursdesign mit aufklappbarer Navigation Das es auch anders gehen kann, liegt auf der Hand. Moodle Kursdesign mit grafischen Unterbrechungen Im letzten Semester sind wir grafisch schon einen Schritt weiter gegangen. Und dann kamen die MOOCs. Wir haben dann die Idee unbewusst aufgegriffen und beim Hanse MOOC umgesetzt. Das war ein viel größerer Schritt, als mir zuerst bewusst war. Das auch anders geht, zeigt Julian Ridden (Moodleman). Fazit

Foundations of Virtual Instruction About the Course This course provides teachers with the foundation for understanding the movement towards virtual instruction. It introduces fundamental knowledge needed by teachers to succeed in a technology-dependent, instructional environment. You will explore the history of online learning and understand how a variety of delivery models are evolving in the K-12 environment, ranging from completely online to hybrid or blended classrooms. Course Syllabus Over five weeks, we will cover the following topics: Module 1: History of Virtual Education Module 2: Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies Module 3: Transitioning from the Classroom to a Virtual Environment Module 4: Equity and Access, Funding, and the Law Module 5: The Future of Virtual Education and Review Recommended Background The course is primarily for: Suggested Readings The texts listed here are recommended, but not required. Course Format What can I earn for completing this course? What resources will I need for this class? The world's population recently reached seven billion people, and is expected to swell to nine billion by 2050. This growing population is putting pressure on food, water and energy supplies, threatening biodiversity, and contributing to global climate change. We need find a way to meet these challenges while maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment. We believe that the oceans hold the key to overcoming these challenges. In this 8-week course we will look at: The significant challenges facing humanity now and in the futureIdentifying the bottle-necks behind these challengesHow ocean-based solutions will help to meet the growing demands for resourcesHow ocean-based solutions can be used in climate change mitigation strategiesThe historical impact of ocean governance on implementing effective solutionsThe impacts of public perception and attitudes in implementing ocean solution strategies and consider the practicality of successfully deploying them We hope you can join us.

Greek and Roman Mythology About the Course Myths are traditional stories that have endured over a long time. Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. Others tell the stories of great heroes and heroines and their exploits and courage in the face of adversity. Course Syllabus Week 1: Homer, epic poetry, and Trojan legends Week 2: Heroes and suffering Week 3: This World and other ones Week 4: Identity and signs Week 5: Gods and humans Week 6: Religion and ritual Week 7: Justice Week 8: Unstable selves Week 9: Writing myth in history Week 10: From myths to mythology Recommended Background No special background is needed other than the willingness and ability to synthesize complex texts and theoretical material. In-course Textbooks As a student enrolled in this course, you will have free access to selected chapters and content for the duration of the course. Suggested Readings We will be covering the following in class: Greek Tragedies, Vol. Course Format

[Zettelkasteneintrag] Kriterien, nach denen man #web20k und #ldlmooc vergleichen könnte Zwei “innovative” Veranstaltungen im Hochschulmilieu im Vergleich – anhand 10 ausgewählter Kriterien Just im Rahmen eines CfP kam mir doch die spontane Idee, dass man, wenn zwei offene Online-Kurse schon gleichzeitig laufen, diese gut einander gegenüber stellen könnte. Fragliche Veranstaltungen Die zwei Veranstaltungen, die verglichen werden sollen, sind #web20k. Ein offener Online-Kurs von studiumdigitale der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Beide Kurse sind derzeit am Laufen. Mögliche Vergleichskriterien Bei den Kriterien, nach denen diese verglichen werden sollen, um unmittelbar Schlüsse daraus zu ziehen, handelt es sich z.B. um Folgende. Wer genau veranstaltet? Findet ihr Vergleichskriterien eher ungeeignet bzw. bestimmte daraus? Euer Input wird wie immer begrüßt und ist erwünscht. m – tiefenentspannt aus dem Urlaub Gefällt mir: Gefällt mir Lade...

Experimentation for Improvement About the Course Would you like to: improve the quality of drinking water;make a stronger concrete or brick;increase the sales from your store;find the right combination of settings for your favourite recipe;improve the quality of your company's product;reduce waste;minimize energy use? No matter what your area of interest (and there are no limits to the applications!), it is clear: better experiments save time and money, and lead to improvement. In this course we will learn to use efficient factorial experiments, fractional factorials and response surface methods. By the end of this 6-week course you will be able to design your own experimental program, changing multiple variables, and interpret the experimental data using simple tools, based on sound statistical principles. These tools and methods can be beneficial to solve the challenges you set for yourself above. Verified Certificates: Link Coursework to Your Identity Course Syllabus Week 1: Why experiment? Recommended Background

DelftX: ET3034TUx: Solar Energy The course Solar Energy will teach you to design a complete photovoltaic system. The course will introduce you to the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion (the conversion of light into electricity). You will learn about the advantages, limitations and challenges of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology, thin film solar cell technologies and the latest novel solar cell concepts as studied on lab-scale. After completion of the course, you will be able to: d) analyze the performance of solar cells and modules Nothing! Yes.

Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys About the Course This online course is called “Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys” and is based on a course created as part of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology and the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology at ISR. The original course - a core course in our MS program - is one of our most popular courses. Why does the course have such broad appeal? But designing questions that get good answers is harder than it looks. The target audiences for this course are students and professionals from all fields of social science that are involved in primary data collection. Course Syllabus Click here to view the course syllabus. Recommended Background Students should have familiarity with use of surveys for conducting substantive research, enough familiarity with statistics to interpret results of empirical studies (an undergraduate course or experience reading these articles). Course Format The class will consist of lecture videos, which average roughly 10 minutes in length.

Opening Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop on Methodology (2nd edition 2013) | Mr Frog Opening CrOss-DisCiplinary DialOgue: a Virtual WOrkshOp On MethODOlOgy F󰁲󰁯󰁧University of HelsinkiIn collaboration withP󰁡󰁵󰁬󰁩󰁩󰁮󰁡 L󰁡󰁴󰁶󰁡󰁬󰁡 University of Helsinki Interests and priorities in a range of intersecting research disciplines have been changing rapidly. Methods and methodologies have become an increasing concern, yet discussions on these issues have been developing to some degree independently of one another in different fields and in the research traditions of different countries. Opening dialogue across disciplines and national scholar-ships surrounding the theme of methods and methodologies was a goal of the publication project of which Approaching Methodology is the outcome. is method capitalized on new technologies for opening goal-oriented inter- is virtual workshop method was and is currently also employed in the coordination of two other essay collections. Fibula, Fabula, Fact: Defining and Contextualizing the Viking Age in Finland Genre – Text – Interpretation