date_range Starts on July 13, 2015
event_note End date July 16, 2015
list 3 sequences
assignment Level : Introductive
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
card_giftcard 5.4 points
- /5
Reviews
0 reviews

Key informations

credit_card Free access
verified_user Free certificate
timer 9 hours in total

About the content

Investigate how the white heat of innovation in World War 1 shaped the history of human flight.

more_horiz Read more
more_horiz Read less
dns

Syllabus

Investigate how the early days of aviation gripped the imagination of the general public, galvanised industry and excited far-sighted members of the military, with this free online course from the University of Birmingham’s Centre for War Studies. Aviation evolved rapidly during WW1, with modern and more effective aircraft soon replacing the very basic machines that took to the skies in 1914. We’ll look at the innovations that turned the aeroplane into a machine of war and how British factories developed to supply the Western Front with aircraft and ammunition. We’ll examine how the aeroplane became commercially viable, with passenger and mail routes starting to appear, and how the government tried - and failed - to regulate the aviation industry. You’ll learn with Dr Peter Gray, a former commander of 101 Squadron and Director of Defence Studies for the RAF, who now teaches Birmingham’s MA in Air Power - one of several postgraduate courses the university offers in military history and World War 1 studies. Produced in collaboration with the BBC and filmed at the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon, this course draws on an array of first-hand interviews and archive material. You can find out more in Peter’s posts on our blog - one looking at the first flights of World War 1, the other commemorating the Battle of Britain. This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate the war. World War 1: Paris 1919 - A New World Order? (University of Glasgow) World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism (University of Leeds) World War 1: Trauma and Memory (The Open University) You may also be interested in: World War 1: A History in 100 Stories (Monash University) (Image © John Young. Photo credit: Royal Air Force Museum) (Black and white newsreel footage in the course trailer © British Pathé)
record_voice_over

Intructors

  • Peter Gray
assistant

Platform

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

What is your opinion on this resource ?
Content
0/5
Platform
0/5
Animation
0/5