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Open Education Week 2015 – Thank you!

As you know, last week many activities have been organised to celebrate Open Education during the Open Education Week, and it was a great success. We are very happy with all the attention for the activities we organised and the response we got from the participants. 

Following a successful Research Seminar in the morning, the Education Seminar for instance covered many experiences on the opportunities and impact of Open Education for both online and campus students and learners worldwide, both by teaching, research and support staff from our own university, and several speakers from other institutions (like Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Science and Leiden University) shared a balanced mix of experiences. We are very thankful for all of their contributions.

The other activities have also reached a lot of (teaching) staff, who got a better understanding of what it takes to design a(n open) course design, what it takes to record video’s at the New Media Center and what challenges lie ahead for Open Education. We’ve seen a lot of people renewing their enthusiasm or being inspired with new creative ideas around Open Education.

For some activities recordings have been made. These recordings and in most cases the presentations are now available on the website.

The Open Education Week once again gave way to new enthusiasm and inspiration for Open Education in our University. We are very thankful for all contributions and participation and we’re looking forward to continue to work on Open Education.

Open Education Week 2015

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities. At TU Delft we want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources. Therefore, starting March 9th, we kick off the Open Education Week 2015. The perfect opportunity for (teaching) staff and students to discover more about the possibilities of online and open education. During the Open Education Week we organize several activities about open and online education. For instance, there will be a research seminar on Monday, a carousel with speakers from TU Delft and other institutions, workshops and a debate on the 12th.

Monday, March 9th: Research Seminar: Data Science
During the research seminar we will address topics like learning analytics, gamification and assessment. Many researchers from TU Delft and other universities will share their visions on research in Open & Online Education | More info

Monday March 9th: Education Seminar: Open Education
During the education seminar both our E-dean of Open & Online Education, one of the board members of the Open Education Consortium and lecturers of TU Delft and other HE institutions will shed their light on sharing and reusing Educational resources and the impact of Online education on campus | More info

Tuesday, March 10th, Workshop: Develop an ‘Open’ Course design
Learn about what open educational practices are and how you can design your course around reusing Open Education(al resources) More info

Wednesday, March 11th: Visit the New Media Centre
Sign up for a tour to the New Media Centre, catch a glimpse of the recording studios, learn how to prepare for recording learning videoclips (short workshop) and find out everything you want to know about the services the New Media Centre can provide | More info

Thursday, March 12th: A Future for Open Education?
Join the debate and discuss the current developments and future directions of TU Delft Open & Online Education with Anka Mulder, Vice president Education & Operations TU Delft | More info

If you are around at TU Delft don’t hesitate to register for one or more of the activities. And if you’re interested, you might also want to have a look at the Global Open Education Week website, listing all activities organised worldwide.

Een nieuw module toegevoegd aan de Delftse Leerlijn voor Scheikunde: Evenwichten en het methanolproces

Er is een nieuw module toegevoegd aan de Delftse Leerlijn voor Scheikunde, Evenwichten en het methanolproces: http://bit.ly/1sbeTyd. Dit is module 7 van de Delftse Leerlijn voor Scheikunde voor vwo leerlingen.

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Uitgangspunten van de Leerlijn:
Leerlingen zullen aan de hand van maatschappelijke-, chemische- en technologische vraagstukken concepten leren om een antwoord op deze vraagstukken te geven op grond van chemische argumenten. Er wordt ingestoken op nieuwe materialen, duurzaamheid, innovatieve technologie en de chemische industrie.
Deze module behandelt:

Evenwichten bij de productie van methanol
Onderzoek naar: De meest groene en duurzame methode om methanol te produceren.

Concepten
Reactiesnelheid, reactie-energie, activeringsenergie, energiediagrammen, botsende-deeltjes model, snelheidsbepalende stap, evenwichten, evenwichtsvoorwaarde, evenwichtsconstante, beïnvloeden van een evenwicht.

Activiteiten
Rekenen aan evenwichtsreacties
Beïnvloeden van evenwichtsreacties met Excelprogramma
Rekenen aan een methanolproductieproces
Betoog schrijven over een groene en duurzame methanolproductie

Een bachelor cursus TBM gepubliceerd: introductie in energie- en industriesystemen

Deze week een nieuwe bachelor cursus van TBM gepubliceerd: introductie in energie- en industriesystemen.

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Introductie van de structuur en het gedrag van de massa- en energienetwerken die de ruggengraat vormen van de economie. De belangrijkste energie- en industriesystemen worden vanuit verschillende perspectieven besproken.

• Kaartkennis van energie- & industriesystemen, met name in Nederland
• Voorraden en stromen, elektriciteitsinfrastructuur, elektriciteitstransport, aardgasinfrastructuur, drink- en afvalwater, industrie, warmte- en CO2-netwerken, toekomstige energie- & industriesystemen
• Vraag- en aanbodfluctuaties, balanshandhaving
Leerdoelen
• De behoudswetten van massa en energie te reproduceren en een stationaire massa- of energiebalans op te stellen
• Energie- & industriesystemen te beschrijven en ontleden in functionele eenheden, hiërarchische niveaus en netwerken
• Eenvoudige analyses van energie- & industriesystemen op te zetten en uit te voeren
• Interacties en afhankelijkheden tussen energie- & industriesystemen met verschillende tijdconstanten te beschrijven
• De kritische functies in energie- & industriesystemen voor de economie en de natuurlijke omgeving te beschrijven

 

Published a new master course: Mechatronic System Design

Last week a new master course of Mechanical Engineering has been published: Mechatronic System Design.

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Course Contents

Mechatronic system design deals with the design of controlled motion systems by the integration of functional elements from a multitude of disciplines. It starts with thinking how the required function can be realised by the combination of different subsystems according to a Systems Engineering approach (V-model).

Some supporting disciplines, like power-electronics and electromechanics, are not part of the BSc program of mechanical engineers. For this reason this course introduces these disciplines in connection with PID-motion control principles to realise an optimally designed motion system.
The target application for the lectures are motion systems that combine high speed movements with extreme precision.
The course covers the following four main subjects:

Dynamics of motion systems in the time and frequency domain, including analytical frequency transfer functions that are represented in Bode and Nyquist plots.
Motion control with PID-feedback and model-based feedforward control-principles that effectively deal with the mechanical dynamic anomalies of the plant.
Electromechanical actuators, mainly based on the electromagnetic Lorentz principle. Reluctance force and piezoelectric actuators will be shortly presented to complete the overview.
Power electronics that are used for driving electromagnetic actuators.
The fifth relevant discipline, position measurement systems is dealt with in another course: WB2303, Electronics and measurement.
The most important educational element that will be addressed is the necessary knowledge of the physical phenomena that act on motion systems, to be able to critically judge results obtained with simulation software.
The lectures challenge the capability of students to match simulation models with reality, to translate a real system into a sufficiently simplified dynamic model and use the derived dynamic properties to design a suitable, practically realiseable controller.
This course increases the understanding what a position control system does in reality in terms of virtual mechanical properties like stiffness and damping that are added to the mechanical plant by a closed loop feedback controller.

It is shown how a motion system can be analysed and modelled top-down with approximating (scalar) calculations by hand, giving a sufficient feel of the problem to make valuable concept design decisions in an early stage.
With this method students learn to work more efficiently by starting their design with a quick and dirty global analysis to prove feasibility or direct further detailed modelling in specific problem areas.

 

a new course in OpenCourseWare: Advanced Structural Analysis

Last week a new course of the Master Aerospace Engineering has been published: Advanced Structural Analysis

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Course Description

  • Computation of structural deflections for thin-walled structures – continuation. (Applying the Dummy Unit Load Method, computation of relative displacements).
  • Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures. (External vs internal redundancies, multiple redundancies, applications to wing and fuselage structures).
  • Engineering theory of bending for open and closed tubes’ an overview. (General stress, strain and displacement relationships for open and closed tubes).
  • Shear flow in open and closed tubes.
  • Twist and warping of shear loaded closed tubes.
  • Displacements associated with the Bredt-Batho shear flow.
  • Warping distribution of a doubly symmetrical rectangular closed tube subjected to a torque.
  • Warping of open tubes.
  • Axial constraint stresses in open tubes. (The Wagner torsion-bending theory, calculation of the torsion bending constant, the wire analogy for flat sided sections).
  • Axial constraint stresses in closed tubes. (Doubly symmetrical single cell, 4-boom tube under torsion).
  • Shear diffusion. (Axial constraint stresses in a doubly symmetrical single cell 6 stringer tube subjected to a transverse shear force).
  • Elements of plate bending theory. (Kirchhoff’s assumptions, equilibrium equations via the stationary value of the potential energy, Kirchhoff”s derivation of the boundary conditions, simply supported rectangular plate under sinusoidal loading, Navier’s solution for simply supported rectangular plates, the Green’s function of the rectangular plate).

Study Goals
This course is designed to introduce students who wish to specialize in stress analysis of thin-walled structures to more
advanced topics such as the analysis of statically indeterminate structures, warping, constraint stresses, shear diffusion, and
elements of plate bending.

 

a new course in OpenCourseWare: Urban Drainage and Watermanagement

Last week a new course Urban Drainage and Watermanagement has been published. A course from the master Watermanagement.

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In a series of lectures urban planners and other experts will explain on urban tasks and (recently)
built urban plans for inner city interventions, for restructure and transformation locations of
former harbour and industrial sites and for new locations. The focus will be on urban design
methods, instruments and guidelines and on sustainable urbanism in general in order to gather
knowledge on how to create future proof plans.

Study goals:

  • Has knowledge of urban design methods, instruments and guidelines.
  • Has knowledge of sustainable urbanism in general.
  • Has the ability to apply the knowledge of urban design methods, instruments and guidelines.
  • Has the ability to apply the knowledge of sustainable urbanism in general.
  • Has the ability to read and draw an urban map and associate profiles.

Context
This course will focus on methods and skills for urban design, for which plan analysis of existing
urban structures is an indispensable part. For sustainable urban design the accent in the lectures
lie on the qualities of the urban design, being an important aspect with a view to sustainability.
The second series, BK7250 Sustainable Urbanism, will focus on specific sustainable aspects as
water, energy, urban agriculture and green, reuse of waste and sustainable mobility

New course: Elementary Ergonomics

a new bachelor course Industrial Design Engineering: Elementary Ergonomics

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The course is an introduction to basic physical ergonomics theory and practice and consists of the following topics: anthropometry (1D, 2D, 3D including digital human modeling), biomechanics, comfort and use cues. Furthermore, the role of user involvement in the design process (evaluation of existing products and environments and of created concepts, models and prototypes) will be explained.
Gaining knowledge of basic physical ergonomics theory and related skills to apply this knowledge.
Become acquainted with user evaluation techniques.

Study Goals
Gaining knowledge of basic physical ergonomics theory and related skills to apply this knowledge.
Become acquainted with user evaluation techniques. Setting up and performing observational research with an existing product and deliberately selected users.

Educational Methods
Each topic will be introduced in a lecture. With each lecture goes an assignment in which the theory of the lecture will be applied.

Race Car Aerodynamics added to DUT Racing OpenCourseWare

Every year a multi-discplinary team of 90 students from Delft University of Technology design a new race car to compete in the Formula Student Competition.
The main goal of the team is education: giving prospective engineers the hands-on experience of developing and building an actual race car. Besides that they of course compete with their electronic 4WD car to win the Formula student competition, like they did in 2012 and 2013.

OpenCourseWare partnered with the DUT Racing team to publish a series of courses that show how the basic engineering education in Delft connects to the concrete DUT Racing engineering project.
This year special attention is paid to the aerodynamics of the DUT 14 race car. Dr. ir. Gerrit Elsinga from the Fluid Mechanics department explains the basics of Race Car Aerodynamics in two short video lectures.
Race Car Aerodynamics Part 1
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Click here for Race Car Aerodynamics Part 2

Additionally, a number of courses that apply to the design of the DUT ’14 can be found under the following categories: Chassis, Vehicle Dynamics, Control Systems, Aerodynamics, Powertrain and Electronics.
The related OpenCourseWare, together with a short introduction on the category to which they are related, can be found under ocw.tudelft.nl/dutracing or http://dutracing.nl/explore-the-car/.

Published a new course: Research Methodologies

Last week the first course of the master Aerospace Engineering: Research Methodologies  is published.

The aim of the course is to be a research-driven preparation for the aerospace engineering MSc thesis in the final year of the MSc. It will help you prepare for the challenges of your thesis work.

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The course will consist of 7 lectures and will be taught online using video lectures in periods 1, 2 and 3 and face-to-face using traditional lectures in period 4.

The lecture set up is as follows:
1. Research Design in MSc – Introduction to research, research framework
2. Research Methods – Stages of a project, Research objective, research questions, research strategy, research methods
3. Data Analysis – Quantitative & Qualitative meth

ods
4. Validation & Verification – How to validate & verify your work?
5. Project Management & Peer review of draft Project plan – How to manage your project and your thesis progress. Project plan peer review
6. Planning – How to plan, expectations, Gannt Charts
7. Literature Review – How to carry out a scientific literature review? Differences between review and research

Please be advised that all lectures are also available via Blackboard for those following the online version. It is possible to do this course by distant learning, attendance in the 4th period, though highly appreciated, is not mandatory!

 

Study Goals
At the end of the course the student will:

  • be aware of the expectations of an MSc student
  • be able to formulate a research question and research aim
  • be able to set up a research plan for their MOP/Literature Study/MSc thesis
  • be able to write a literature review based on the research plan with a view to select appropriate methodologies for their MOP/MSc thesis
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