A good practice guide in designing for learning The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) supports UK post-16 and higher education and research by providing leadership in the use of Information and Communications Technology in support of learning, teaching, research and administration. JISC is funded by all the UK post-16 and higher education funding… (More)
L4All is a system that records and shares learning trails through educational offerings with the aim of facilitating progression of lifelong learners from Secondary Education, through to Further Education and on to Higher Education (HE). The focus is on helping those post-16 learners who have traditionally not participated in HE. L4All allows learners to… (More)
Acknowledgements Grateful thanks to many members of the academic community who contributed to the consultation process, and those who attended the Bletchley Park Workshop in May 2004. Thanks also to representatives of various funding agencies and governmental departments for their advice and support.
Phenotypic characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana gain- and loss-of-function mutants is a delicate and meticulous task that often involves the analysis of multiple parameters. Arabidopsis heat tolerance has been evaluated based on direct assessments that include seed germination, seedling survival, hypocotyl and root elongation, or indirect measurements… (More)
INTRODUCTION Information and Communication Technologies, known as ICT, have undergone dramatic changes in the last 25 years. The 1980s was the decade of the Personal Computer (PC), which brought computing into the home and, in an educational setting, into the classroom. The 1990s gave us the World Wide Web (the Web), building on the infrastructure of the… (More)
Sumoylation is an essential post-translational regulator of plant development and the response to environmental stimuli. SUMO conjugation occurs via an E1-E2-E3 cascade, and can be removed by SUMO proteases (ULPs). ULPs are numerous and likely to function as sources of specificity within the pathway, yet most ULPs remain functionally unresolved. In this… (More)
Cover cropping is a major challenge in the sustainable management of rainfed olive orchards. From a 5 year study (2009–2014), the effect of a mixture of early-maturing and self-reseeding annual legumes (Legs) grown as a cover crop in a rainfed olive orchard was compared with a cover of natural vegetation fertilized with 60 kg nitrogen (N) ha−1 year−1 (NV… (More)
L4All is a pilot system that records and shares learning pathways through educational offerings with the aim of facilitating progression of lifelong learners from Secondary Education, through to Further Education and on to Higher Education (HE). The focus is on helping those post-16 learners who have traditionally not participated in HE. The L4All system… (More)