Mastering University: Department Licence
This CD-ROM takes you through a journey into the world of learning. Starting in the United Kingdom's first National Park, you will be taken into the cafes of the University, and into the lecture theatres. You can imagine yourself alongside other students as they complete tasks and discuss issues. You can navigate your way around by using the GPS finder screen. There are text files, video clips, tasks to complete, and one-to-one tutorials that will introduce models and concepts. They are all designed to help you develop and master your learning skills: writing introductions, conclusions, literature reviews and the development of critical and creative thinking, and higher 'levels' of thought. You will be asked to consider and understand issues such as where and when you learn, and what mental states you are in at the time, and you will be shown a session called 'coffee and papers' where mood setting and relaxation are important to learning. Watch the kite surfers too - it will help you understand that studying is about highs and lows. The art of "Mastering University" is what this CD-ROM is all about - try it!
- 28 Nov 2005
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Ashgate Publishing Limited
- United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction; Coffee and Papers; What is Mastery?; Where to Find Information; Writing Introductions; Introduction to Writing Skills; The Literature Review; The Studying Buzz; Writing Conclusions; Referencing and Plagiarism; Getting Feedback; Reflecting on Your Experiences; Bibliography.
Sheffield Hallam University prides itself on being progressive, catering to over 28,000 students with 4,000 staff. The university has worked hard to be at the forefront of learning technology, with intense use of IT. Most courses now rely heavily on the use of intranet multimedia materials via a Virtual Learning Environment. The author of Mastering University Skills, Colin Beard, has recently been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy, reflecting the commitment to the use of new media to enhance the learning experience of students.