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Essential student skills

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A portfolio of information and resources that can be used at key points in your studies.

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Horticulture

The online resources for the new HNC in Horticulture support practical land based teaching and will facilitate new methods of delivery across geographical boundaries in a traditional place based industry.

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Care and Admin Practice

Complementary core reference content and enquiry-based learning topics develop applied skills as well as higher order learning and transferable skills. These are underpinned with a sound knowledge and understanding of theoretical, practical and legislative issues. The ability to view content on a wide variety of devices makes the materials ideal for students on placement.

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MSc Surveying for the Energy Industry

The project created interactive materials for 7 modules of an MSc in Surveying for the Energy Industries. This degree was created in response to an identified need in the Oil and Gas sector to develop specialist skills in all aspects of surveying and positioning to enable greater precision in directional drilling. Modules include Geodesy and mapping, Land surveying and Offshore surveying.

The course leader was Professor Angus Jamieson, a former oil industry surveyor (external survey advisor on the BP Macondo relief well project in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010). A key text for the degree is Introduction to wellbore positioning, authored by Professor Jamieson and published by the UHI Research Office.

Borehole surveying

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Accoustic theory

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Marine and coastal tourism

Staff and students from the new BA(Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism programme at West Highland College worked with the Educational Development Unit to create a rich media multi-layered interactive map. As part of their studies, students researched key locations in the UK and internationally, to generate content. It is envisaged that future cohorts will also contribute, increasing the coverage of the map and potentially the layers. The map will be used as a resource across several of the modules, allowing students to virtually explore the Marine and Coastal Tourism world, quickly linking to key materials and images.

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Art & archaeology

A virtual tour was created for use in two new modules: (‘Art & Archaeology: Contemporary Theory and Practice 1 & 2’). This virtual tour focuses on ‘Structure 10’ at the Ness of Brodgar excavations, Orkney World Heritage site. It features links to 3D models of the site and multiple images.

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Applied Science 2

This resource was created for the Risk and Introduction to Modelling module from UHI’s Applied Science degree. The module involves lots of work with mathematical models, so MathML has been used to include mathematical characters in HTML content.

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Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management

The materials support learners on placement, but also open up possibilities for part term learners and those unable to attend North Highland College in person”. David Shaw

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Geography

"A fantastic standard of geography course content has been developed to support the learning of students which also works superbly on mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablets. It will provide an invaluable support to students on our accelarated degree programme", said Dr Michael Smith, the Programme Leader of UHI's new Geography programme.

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Hopwood business project

The Educational Development Unit worked with Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale on a Jisc funded project to create problem based learning resources for work based learning. All resources were released as Open Educational Resources under a Creative Commons Attribution licence and are currently available on Jorum.

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Finding-using images

Just as you would provide a citation and reference for any texts you quote from, you should also provide information on the source and ownership of images you include in your resources. This resource will help you to find and use images in your learning resources without breaking copyright law.

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Blooms revised taxonomy

Bloom’s taxonomy (named after Benjamin Bloom in 1956 and later revised by Anderson and Krathwohl in 2001) is a classification of lower to higher order thinking (or learning) skills centring upon the cognitive domain, which is the most commonly used domain in education. When writing learning objectives or outcomes, it provides a means of expressing these in clear language.

Six levels of intellectual behaviour in learning are organised into a hierarchy of skills from the less to the more complex; these show the progression from lower to higher order thinking skills.

Using the revised taxonomy to provide clear objectives for learners will help them develop connections between past and new learning. Learners need to be supported in this process and the taxonomy enables tutors to guide development and learning.

This resource provides guidance on applying the principles of the taxonomy, key word descriptions, objective examples and a table of activities.

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