Thursday, 4 November 2010

Teaching Engineering textbook by Peter J. Goodhew now released

We have now released Teaching Engineering textbook by Peter J. Goodhew under a BY-SA Creative Commons license.

This book is aimed at practising teachers of engineering and physical sciences at undergraduate or taught postgraduate level. It is intended to be based on clear research evidence and to explain as clearly as possible what the educational terminology actually means for the lecturer.

The book can be also viewed on Scribd and in the UKCME site.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Embed code for aluMATTER Flash movies

We have added a new feature that allows you to <embed> individual aluMATTER Flash movies in your own websites, blogs, VLEs and PLEs.

All you have to do is simply copy and paste a block of code from the relevant resource detail page on CORE-Materials. For an example of this, go to this page and click the <Embed> button near the bottom. Try copying the code and pasting it into your website or blog. It should appear at the correct size.

Here is an example of an embedded movie...

...and here is the embed code:
<object height="300" width="330"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="base" value="">
</param><embed width="330" height="300" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" base=""></embed></object>

Embedding resources from third party sites is already a popular feature on YouTube (videos), Flickr (images) and Scribd (documents), but until now has not been possible for our interactive Flash content. Enjoy!