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Resource topics

Academic skills for students: Craft skills about e.g. how to find the right references swiftly and efficiently; explanations of why academia does things as it does.

Design: A range of useful concepts, such as user centred design, design rationale, methods for assessing the usability of a design, and metalanguage for design.

Education theory: Using concepts from knowledge modelling to examine education rigorously, systematically and practically.

Elicitation methods: Different types of knowledge, memory and skill, and their implications for gathering information from human beings.

Representation: A systematic approach to choosing the appropriate representation for different types of knowledge and information.

Requirements: Why clients and users can't know what they really want at the outset, and what to do about it; choosing the appropriate requirements elicitation methods.

Useful concepts: A range of concepts from various disciplines that give powerful insights, and that should be known more widely.


An image from the Ricardus Manuscript