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Posted in June 2011

New Course Added: Diversity in Educational Settings (Teacher Training)

TU Delft OpenCourseWare just published it’s first teacher training module ‘Diversity in Educational Settings’. TU Delft FOCUS Centre of Expertise on Education assists faculties and staff in their efforts to provide excellent education. In line of this task they also offer several modules, one of them being ‘Diversity in Educational Settings’:

"With a yearly increase in international students/phd and staff TU Delft is becoming more and more diverse and international. The heterogeneity in the classroom requires and acute awareness of the intercultural differences of the population, the TU Delft Educational Context and the impact on the role of the teacher in the International Classroom.

The teacher will have to reconsider his course material and teaching methods in relation to the international audience. He/she (the lecturer) will have to think about:

  • The added value of  working with an international student body
  • The differences between an homogeneous groups and an internationally diverse group
  • The central values embedded within the proper teaching style and how these values are conveyed to the students
  • The difficulties of international teamwork for students and how to facilitate the students to obtain an optimal result?
  • The assumptions with respect to grading

And much more… "

Celebrating TU Delft OpenCourseWare


Photo’s by Cora Bijsterveld / Willem van Valkenburg, via http://www.e-learn.nl/2011/06/16/tu-delft-opencourseware-mijlpalen  

Last Thursday TU Delft OpenCourseWare organised a drink to celebrate the election of Anka Mulder as president of the worldwide OpenCourseWare Consortium (http://ocwconsortium.org). We also celebrated having published over 50 courses via http://ocw.tudelft.nl. Ivo Bouwmans received a certificate for this:

"Publication of this 50th course marks the shift in attention towards the publication of new courses at a Bachelors level, aimed at providing prospective students a realistic impression of what the entire Bachelors program entails. Following the ‘Introductiecursus Technische Bestuurskunde’, TU Delft OpenCourseWare aims to expand this approach of introductory courses towards the entire Bachelors education system of the TU Delft."

We would like to thank all who were present for making this event a succes! We would also like to thank all involved in the OpenCourseWare project for their support in the past, present and/or future!
The presentations are available online. Some photo’s and video-recordings have been made of the presentations and a few articles have been published on this event. A short overview:

Karel Luyben
Presentation: http://slidesha.re/lRqdtT
Video-recording: http://vimeo.com/25227319

Anka Mulder
Presentation: http://slidesha.re/itCz5F

Willem van Valkenburg
Presentation: http://slidesha.re/mj27tq

Blogpost (in Dutch): "TU Delft OpenCourseWare Mijlpalen" – http://bit.ly/kAy7Gi
Blogpost (in Dutch):"Video’s van TU Delft OpenCourseWare bijeenkomst" –
TU News: "OpenCourseWare Milestones" – http://bit.ly/l8Rrxm

New course published: a course of Architecture: Ways to Study

link: http://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/architecture/ways-to-study/course-home/

A new course has been published.

Scientific research and design is traditionally made to be published in books or magazines by use of text and images. The arrival of digital media and internet changed this dramatically and allowed new possibilities and far better accessibility of this work. Be this as it may, it is still paramount that the accuracy and completeness of published scientific work is maintained. This course will focus on this integrated concept, the learning of how to successfully make and publish your own website. In 6 lectures the several aspects of traditional scientific research will be treated by using the contemporary media. The course has the following study goals, that correspond with the given assignments and lectures: 1. publishing own study and design work; 2. making your work retrievable for others by use of key words; 3. making use of digital media to describe own work; 4. describing and evaluating of own work; 5. making a bibliography and iconography; 6. intrepretenting an image as a scientific document; 7. describing in key words; 8. compare images scientifically; 9. deducting design types from image comparison; 10. deducting design concepts from image comparison; 11. deducting design models from image comparison; 12. deducting design programs from image comparison; 13. integrating different design concepts and becoming acquainted with research methods; 14. defining an object of research, problem field, target field, design tools, own competence and context of research; 15. formulating a site, context factors, motivation, design program, contribution, intended results and planning; 16. justifying, referring and concluding of own work; 17. giving and receiving professional critique.

New course added: VLSI Test Technology & Reliability

Link: http://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/microelectronics/vlsi-test-technology-reliablity/course-home/

A new course has been published

S. HamdiouiWith the continue scaling of transistor feature sizes, VLSI chip density continue increases. This results in a continue increase in the complexity VLSI technology where it has reached the point where billions of transistors are integrated on a single chip (like it is the case for System on Chip). To guarantee the satisfaction of the customers, the produced VLSI chips have to be reliable and fully tested. Verification testing and production testing represents 50 t0 60% of the cost of making VLSI chips, and are now the biggest cost of the technology. It has been known for a while that tackling the problems associated with testing VLSI chips at earlier design stage levels significantly reduces testing cost. Thus it is important for hardware designers to be exposed to concepts of VLSI testing which can help them design better product at lower cost. This course is an introduction to the field of digital systems testing, which is an integral part of IC design and manufacturing. The topics discussed are: Importance of VLSI Testing, Test process and Automatic Test Equipment, Defects versus Fault models, Fault simulation, Logic simulation, Combinational Circuit Testing, Sequential Circuit Testing, Memory Testing, Design-for-Testability, Scan Design, Boundary Scan, Built-in-Self Test, Delay Test, Current Testing, VLSI Reliability, etc.

New course added: Petroleum Geology

A new course has been published: Petroleum Geology.

The goal of this course is to obtain knowledge of the origins of petroleum and gas. An overview is given on the conditions that are needed for oil and gas to accumulate in reservoirs. Moreover, techniques to find and exploit these reservoirs are highlighted. The focus always is on the task of the petroleum geologist during the different phases of oil and gas exploration and production. After an introduction to the course including typical numbers and hystorical developments, essential terms and concepts like biomolecules and the carbon cycle are explained. A start is made with the geology with explaining source rocks and their maturation when forming oil and gas. After that, the composition of oil and gas and its application is eludicated on. How the oil travels from the source rock to the oil reservoir, where it is explored, is explained in the fourth lecture on migration. This lecture is followed by discussing the reservoir rock properties, like permeability and porosity. Moreover, it is explained how the oil or gas can be trapped inside the reservoir rock. Finally the exploration and production of different types of basins is discussed. In several of the lectures, non fictive case studies are presented in order to clarify the theory presented. In order to properly understand the course, prior knowledge in general geology and fluid flow in rocks is preferred.



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