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Posted in July 2012

Help, I’m being recorded

Sofia Dopper (OC Focus) and Ruud van Zijl (MMS) made a publication about getting recorded for lecturers.
The publication can be found in dutch and english here:

url: http://ocw.tudelft.nl/ocw/about-opencourseware/publish-your-opencourseware/manuals/


The publication contains practical and didactic advice for TU Delft lecturers whose lecture is being recorded on video (collegerama). The lecturer will get answers on most questions around ‘being recorded’ like:

  • What does a recorded lecture look like?
  • What are the benefits of recording lectures?
  • Who should I ask if I want my lecture recorded?
  • How does the recording actually take place?
  • Who is responsible for what?
  • Can I still use the lecture hall’s computer or my own laptop?
  • How can I ensure that the recordings are of a high standard?
  • How can I enhance the educational effect of Collegerama recordings?
  • What if something goes wrong during recording?
  • Do I have to take any measures if I want my lecture to be broadcast live?
  • If my lecture is available online, will students still come to lectures?
  • What should I pay attention to if I want to make my Collegerama recordings publicly available?
  • Are there any costs involved?
  • Where can I get support?

Sustainable innovations: TU Delft @ Llowlands

Lowlands organiseert opnieuw het Llowlab: het drijvende laboratorium van popfestival Lowlands waar duurzame initiatieven, nieuwe technieken en stevige discussies een podium krijgen. Ook dit jaar zal de TU Delft prominent aanwezig zijn. We gaan alweer voor de derde keer naar Lowlands om te demonstreren hoe volgens ons de duurzame toekomst er uit zou moeten zien. De TU Delft zal hier een bamboe paviljoen plaatsen, dat het icoon van Llowlab wordt.

Op het bamboe paviljoen worden zonnecollectoren geplaatst om het badwater te verwarmen van ons duurzame bubbelbad, wat zal worden aangedreven door duurzame energie uit ons in het paviljoen geïntegreerde smart grid.

Een ander paviljoen zal aangekleed worden met een ‘hybride gevel’ een gevel die er elke dag anders uit kan en zal zien, waarbij we gebruik maken van verschillende bio-based bouwmaterialen.

Tot slot wordt er in het Refab Lab gewerkt aan 3D printen met PLA-afvalmateriaal van de bekertjes die we op Lowlands in gaan zamelen, schredderen, smelten en de printer in gaan voeren.

Volg vakken over duurzaamheid
Achter de duurzame projecten die de TU Delft op Llowlab toont, schuilt innovatieve kennis en inzichten waar je zelf ook meer over te weten kunt komen! TU Delft OpenCourseWare biedt namelijk vakken aan die je gratis online kunt volgen. Kijk bij de projecten maar eens welke vakken dit zijn!

Courses page updated!

We recently updated our courses page. Now all courses are listed per programme, in alphabetical order, showing you:

  • which courses contain Lecture recordings
  • if these are published in iTunesU and
  • if readings are openly available or not.  

Take a look and let us know what you think!

Today TU Delft OpenCourseWare published a new course: Information Literacy for Master’s and PhD students

Link: http://http://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/information-skills/information-literacy-for-masters-and-phd-students/course-home/

Today we published a new course: Information Literacy for Master’s and PhD students.

This course is about the knowledge of information literacy.
Writing your Master’s thesis involves a number of different phases. You cannot simply start writing! You will first need extensive knowledge of the general field of research, in order to see where your subject fits in.

Then you will have to draw up an overview of the key topics relating to your particular subject. A mind map will give you a better understanding of your subject and the terms you collect will be useful during your subsequent literature search.

When you have started writing, you will have to incorporate the literature you found in your thesis, but you will also still want to keep up-to-date with new publications and developments. And when your thesis is finished, you may want to start work on your first scientific publication.

This course will support you during the entire process. The six parts of this course consist of questions, answers and demos connected to the different phases of your thesis preparation. You can either study each part separately or as part of a complete course.

Why Open Education Matters

During last years Open Education Week the US Department of Education announced a ‘Why Open Education Matters’ video contest to solicit creative videos that clearly communicate the use and potential of free, high-quality Open Educational Resources — or “OER” — and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students, and schools everywhere.

All video’s are great to watch, and recently they announced the winner!

Go check it out!

Dong Energy Solar Challenge World Cup 2012

Dong Energy Solar Challenge World Cup for Solar Powered Boats wordt gehouden van 8 – 14 july in Friesland. Dit is de vierde editie, in 2004 is het plan ontstaan en samen met o.a. Wubbo Ockels van TU Delft zijn de ideeën uitgewerkt tot de eerste editie van de Frisian Nuon Solar challenge in 2006.

De route is bijna identiek van de Friese Elfstedentocht voor schaatsers. De boten moeten 220 kilometer in zes dagen afleggen. Delftse studenten doen mee in de topklasse met de Delta Lloyd Solar Boat. Vandaag zijn ze als tweede vertrokken en varen van Bolsward naar Franeker, zojuist hebben zij de finishlijn in Harlingen als tweede gepasseerd.

Wil je weten hoe zonneenergie werkt, bekijk dan onze gratis cursus(English)  Solar Cells uit de master track: Microelectronics van Miro Zeman

Advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, which deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented.

The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented. Study Goals: Students learn about renewable energy sources, namely the direct conversion of (solar) radiation into electricity using solar cells. Students understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion and learn about the advantages and limitations of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology and thin film solar cell technologies. Students understand the specifications of solar modules and know how to design a complete solar system for a particular application.

New chapters added: Cavitation on Ship Propellers

Today we added two more chapters to the Cavitation and Ship Propellers reader:

Also, chapter 4 and chapter 6 have been updated. 

Cavitation is the transition of a fluid into vapour due to local reduction of pressure which is generated by high local flow velocities. The transition of a fluid into vapour also occurs during cooking of water by an increase of the local temperature. The term cavitation is generally reserved for conditions in which the temperature of the bulk fluid is not changed. Although cavitation can occur in many situations this course focuses on ship hydrodynamics and ship propellers. The course is divided into five main groups: physics, types and effects of cavitation as well as calculations and test facilities and techniques. Some of these topics are illustrated with the use of videos.

Study goals:

  1. Reproduce the main lines in a selection of the latest developments in the field of propulsion and resistance hydrodynamics, where the current selection of propulsion and resistance topics includes unsteady hydrodynamics of the flow over a foil, cavitation forms, problems and tools for analysis and design, propulsion systems in a service environment and ship drag reduction by air lubrication.
  2. Analyse a hydrodynamic problem in the propulsion and resistance area, into well defined sub problems that can be analysed with state of the art knowledge and tools
  3. Select the appropriate theory or tool (either numerical or experimental) for an analysis of the identified problem.
  4. Reproduce and present to an audience, the main lines in a contemporary publication from the field of Propulsion and Resistance hydrodynamics. 5. Understand, interpret and react to questions from the audience and the lecturer and in doing so, stimulate the scientific debate.
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