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CES EduPack Developments and an Overview of the Collboration Open Resource Environment (CORE) Materials Project

Marc Fry | Granta Design

CES EduPack Developments and an Overview of the Collboration Open Resource Environment (CORE) Materials Project

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The changes and new features in CES EduPack are driven in two ways, one pro-active (such as the development of the Eco tool and the Eco-audit facility), the other reactive, in response to feedback from users. This talk will look at plans for the future and explore two educational databases currently being developed. The first covers new, emerging and unusual materials including aerogels, shape memory alloys and nano-materials. The second looks at the many specialized steels used in the automotive industry. In addition to developing CES EduPack, Granta is a partner in a growing number of collaborative projects involving universities, professional societies and industry. One such project, the Collaborative Open Resource Environment (CORE) aims to make a significant number of existing electronic Materials learning resources freely available on-line. The project is funded by the JISC / Higher Education Academy Open Educational Resources programme in the United Kingdom, and is a collaboration between the UK Centre for Materials Education and 20 educational and professional partners across the Materials community. I will aim to outline the progress made to date and explore plans for the future.