Andrea Gorra

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Positive impacts on learning through blogging, such as active knowledge construction and reflective writing, have been reported. However, not many students use weblogs in informal contexts, even when appropriate facilities are offered by their universities. While motivations for blogging have been subject to empirical studies, little research has addressed(More)
Podcasts are of particular interest in order to promote flexibility in teaching and learning. In this note, we provide tips for creating podcasts with a particular relevance for computing students, based on our experience at Leeds Metropolitan University. A number of trials have taken place within Innovation North Faculty of Information and Technology(More)
The purpose of this poster is to share our experience of a staff development tool that has been developed to raise awareness amongst staff about issues that students with disabilities might face. A computer-based test has been created as a training tool to raise awareness among university academic staff of some common experiences faced by people with(More)
This chapter introduces the research methodology used for this study and how it has guided data collection, analysis and development of theory. Firstly, essential background and fundamental guidelines common in different approaches to grounded theory methodology (GTM) are provided. The subsequent three sections describe the data collection phases for this(More)
The purpose of this paper is to share innovative teaching methods at Leeds Metropolitan University in the Innovation North Faculty of Information and Technology (INN Faculty). The paper provides an account of the use of integrated assessment with a focus on the area of database teaching at Level 2 in the INN Faculty. Integrated assessments are also known as(More)
The purpose of this poster is to share innovative teaching methods at Leeds Metropolitan University in the Innovation North Faculty of Information and Technology (INN Faculty). An explorative study has been undertaken to provide an initial evaluation of the use of synoptic assessments within the subject area of Computing. Synoptic assessments, also known(More)
Visualization of left (LCA) and right coronary artery (RCA) by two-dimensional echocardiography (2-DE) was tried in 20 highly-trained endurance athletes and 20 normal sedentary controls using multiple echo planes. On the standard parasternal short axis aortic root view, the ostium of LCA was successfully visualized in all 20 athletes (100 percent) and in 18(More)
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