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Famous designs created by renowned designer Zandra Rhodes, and worn by global icons such as Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor, are just some of the 500 dresses and garments that have been painstakingly prepared, catalogued and photographed over the past 18 months and included in the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection.
Known for her bright pink hair and cutting-edge designs, Zandra Rhodes has remained one of the most recognisable names in fashion over the last five decades and remains relevant with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sarah Jessica Parker and Paris Hilton wearing her dresses today.
Actress Joanna Lumley kickstarted the initiative, working with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to launch this Jisc-funded digital archive. That has implied locating, preparing, photographing, researching, and cataloguing 50 years of fashion collections in order to successfully compose the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection.
The 1st International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE) will take place in Porto on October 31st and November 1st, under the theme "Education in Engineering: Challenges for Innovation". Technically sponsored by the IEEE, IGIP, SEFI, ASCE, ABENGE, and the Portuguese Engineers Association, this event will be a key opportunity to gather - in Portugal - a number of national and international experts in the area of engineering education, under the topics of the present working groups of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, namely Engineering Ethics; ICT in Engineering Education; Continuing Engineering Education; Tools to Develop Higher Order Thinking Skills; and Mathematics in Engineering Education.
This Open CourseBook offers an introduction to Fashion Photography. It introduces students to understanding the role of Fashion Photography and aims to give them the knowledge of how Fashion images are created.
Students are invited to analyse the mood, atmosphere and statement fashion images communicate, through evaluation of the image and attitude of the model, the art direction, and the technical execution of the final image through the use of digital photography, editing and cropping images.
This research and analysis will enable and encourage students to organize and produce a Fashion shoot through research, scouting locations, casting models, styling (clothes, hair and make up), demonstrating their understanding of producing an editorial fashion shoot appropriate to the given market.
The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is a 5.5 year JISC-funded initiative contributing to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within UK higher education institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it benefits the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs.
The aim of the project is to progress the vision of a deployed network of interoperable repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK. Whilst fulfilling the business requirements of HEIs to manage their assets, showcase research outputs, and share learning materials, such a network of populated repositories is a major step forward in the provision of open access materials.
The general aim of the NetCU project is to develop models, guidelines and strategies for transnational networked curricula that supply a broader range of content and learning activities, that deliver state-of-the-art knowledge in the best quality supported by innovative ICT in an international setting - curricula that are meeting the diverse needs of today's student population and lifelong learners and that are symbolizing a European identity of higher education and lifelong learning in the 21st century.
The NetCU Handbook presents easy-to-use scenarios and provides examples of best practices. The Handbook will be available in various formats: the original, digital format, with two main navigation modes: by topic, to offer the reader a view on what aspects are relevant when undertaking a network curriculum, and by audience, where we start with the reader and his/hers questions arising from the particular situation in which they want to start a networked curriculum. Full version of Handbook is also available as a single PDF file suitable for the printing and viewing on most tablet devices.
The coming Annual conference of EADTU will take place in Paris from 24-25th of October 2013. The conference is gently hosted by our member the “Fédération Interuniversitaire de l'Enseignement à Distance, France”, (FIED), embracing 35 French universities and with the support of the French Ministry of Higher Education (MINES).
The Annual Conference 2013 will be titled: "Transition to open and on-line education in European universities". Supplementary to the concept of former conferences it will start in 2013 with a dedicated scientific strand with publications in an international research Journal.
A provisional programme indicating the various topics of the conference strands will follow soon as well as the related call for abstracts. Follow the latest news under the EADTU conference 2013 website.