Issues in Web-Based Pedagogy

A Critical Primer

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Author: Robert A. Cole

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321580

Category: Education

Page: 414

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This work asks critical questions about teaching and learning via Web-based materials and instruction. It is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience, drawing upon diverse philosophical and empirical backgrounds.

Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology

Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers

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Author: James MaKinster,Nancy Trautmann,Michael Barnett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048139317

Category: Science

Page: 353

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The emerging field of using geospatial technology to teach science and environmental education presents an excellent opportunity to discover the ways in which educators use research-grounded pedagogical commitments in combination with their practical experiences to design and implement effective teacher professional development projects. Often missing from the literature are in-depth, explicit discussions of why and how educators choose to provide certain experiences and resources for the teachers with whom they work, and the resulting outcomes. The first half of this book will enable science and environmental educators to share the nature and structure of large scale professional development projects while discussing the theoretical commitments that undergird their work. Many chapters will include temporal aspects that present the ways in which projects change over time in response to evaluative research and practical experience. In the second half of the book, faculty and others whose focus is on national and international scales will share the ways in which they are working to meet the growing needs of teachers across the globe to incorporate geospatial technology into their science teaching. These efforts reflect the ongoing conversations in science education, geography, and the geospatial industry in ways that embody the opportunities and challenges inherent to this field. This edited book will serve to define the field of teacher professional development for teaching science using geospatial technology. As such, it will identify short term and long term objectives for science, environmental, and geography educators involved in these efforts. As a result, this book will provide a framework for future projects and research in this exciting and growing field.

Information Technology in Environmental Engineering

Selected Contributions to the Sixth International Conference on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ITEE2013)

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Author: Burkhardt Funk,Peter Niemeyer,Jorge Marx Gómez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642360114

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Information technologies have evolved to an enabling science for natural resource management and conservation, environmental engineering, scientific simulation and integrated assessment studies. Computing plays a significant role in the every day practices of environmental engineers, natural scientists, economists, and social scientists. The complexity of natural phenomena requires interdisciplinary approaches, where computing science offers the infrastructure for environmental data collection and management, scientific simulations, decision support, documentation and reporting. Ecology, environmental engineering and natural resource management comprise an excellent real-world testbed for IT system demonstration, while presenting new challenges for computer science. Complexity, uncertainty and scaling issues of natural systems constitute a demanding application domain for modelling, simulation and scientific workflows, data management and reporting, decision support and intelligent systems, distributed computing environments, geographical information systems, heterogeneous systems integration, software engineering, accounting systems, control systems, as well as sustainable manufacturing and reverse logistics. This books offers a collection of papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, held in July 2013, in Lüneburg, Germany. Recent success stories in ecoinformatics, promising ideas and new challenges are discussed among computer scientists, environmental engineers, industrial engineers, economists and social scientists, demonstrating new paradigms for problem solving and decision making.

Policing and Technology

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Author: Barrie Sheldon,Paul Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456927

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The rapid development of modern technologies is having profound implications on modern-day policing. Recent innovations include the proliferation of sophisticated communication and surveillance devices, developments in road traffic and crime investigation techniques, personal safety equipment, the internet and network and computer forensics, all of which are accompanied by often complex new legislative and regulative requirements. This book ensures that policing students are fully informed and completely up to date with changes, and understand the implications and impact that changing technology brings to practice. Each chapter includes clear objectives, links to the NOS, practical and reflective tasks, case studies and summaries.

Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

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Author: Latusek, Dominika

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615209026

Category: Education

Page: 382

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"This book brings together scholars with significantly different backgrounds who share interests in the interplay between trust and technology, presenting novel theoretical perspectives on the topics of trust and technology, as well as some empirical investigations into the trust-building, trust-repairing, and trust-destroying practices in the context of technology"--Provided by publisher.

Cybercrime

Digital Cops in a Networked Environment

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Author: Jack Balkin,James Grimmelmann,Eddan Katz,Nimrod Kozlovski,Shlomit Wagman,Tal Zarsky

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814789704

Category: Law

Page: 268

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The Internet has dramatically altered the landscape of crime and national security, creating new threats, such as identity theft, computer viruses, and cyberattacks. Moreover, because cybercrimes are often not limited to a single site or nation, crime scenes themselves have changed. Consequently, law enforcement must confront these new dangers and embrace novel methods of prevention, as well as produce new tools for digital surveillance—which can jeopardize privacy and civil liberties. Cybercrime brings together leading experts in law, criminal justice, and security studies to describe crime prevention and security protection in the electronic age. Ranging from new government requirements that facilitate spying to new methods of digital proof, the book is essential to understand how criminal law—and even crime itself—have been transformed in our networked world. Contributors: Jack M. Balkin, Susan W. Brenner, Daniel E. Geer, Jr., James Grimmelmann, Emily Hancock, Beryl A. Howell, Curtis E.A. Karnow, Eddan Katz, Orin S. Kerr, Nimrod Kozlovski, Helen Nissenbaum, Kim A. Taipale, Lee Tien, Shlomit Wagman, and Tal Zarsky.

Internet Child Pornography

Causes, Investigation, and Prevention

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Author: Richard Wortley,Stephen Smallbone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381798

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problem of Internet child pornography that spotlights the connection between technology and behavior, presenting practical suggestions for reducing this pervasive problem. * Easily understood charts and tables that translate the evidence for a broad audience * Technical aspects of the Internet and Internet offending described in simple language

Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales

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Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on USGS Water Resources Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309171571

Category: Science

Page: 158

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Groundwater is a basic resource for humans and natural ecosystems and is one of the nation's most important natural resources. Groundwater is pumped from wells to supply drinking water to about 130 million U.S. residents and is used in all 50 states. About 40 percent of the nation's public water supply and much of the water used for irrigation is provided by groundwater. Despite the importance of groundwater as one of our most precious natural resources, an organized, effective program to provide an ongoing assessment of the nation's groundwater resources does not exist. With encouragement from the U.S. Congress, the USGS is planning for a new program of regional and national scale assessment of U.S. groundwater resources, thus helping bring new order to its various groundwater resources-related activities. The Survey's senior scientists requested advice in regard to the design of such a program. In response, the committee undertook this study in support of developing an improved program relevant to regional and national assessment of groundwater resources. This report is a product of the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research, which provides consensus advice on scientific, research, and programmatic issues to the Water Resources Division (WRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The committee is one of the groups that work under the auspices of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council (NRC). The committee considers a variety of topics that are important scientifically and programmatically to the USGS and the nation, and it issues reports when appropriate. This report concerns the work of the WRD in science and technology relevant to assessments of groundwater resources on regional and national scales. The USGS has been conducting scientific activity relevant to groundwater resources for over 100 years and, as summarized in Appendix A, today groundwater-related work occurs throughout the WRD.

Web Based Project Coaching

Requirements, Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Online Coaching Services

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Author: Yuriy Taranovych

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834970662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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The traditional project coaching takes place mostly in a number of face-to-face coaching sessions. However, under conditions of time pressure in IT projects, a physical presence of coaches could form a bottleneck. These facts led to the idea of using Internet technologies to support the project coaching. The benefits of the web based project coaching reside in the ubiquitous availability of coaches. To enable the web coaching, a flexible support platform is required. The elaboration of requirements, design, implementation and evaluation of such a platform is the goal of this dissertation. The elaborated concept was applied and evaluated in real IT projects. The numerous findings and implications could be gained on the empirical basis.

Internet and Emotions

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Author: Tova Benski,Eran Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055467

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars from the sociology of emotions and communication and media studies. It features theoretical and empirical chapters from international researchers who investigate a wide range of issues concerning the sociology of emotions in the context of new media. The book fills a substantial gap in the social research of digital technology, and examines whether the internet invokes emotional states differently from other media and unmediated situations, how emotions are mobilized and internalized into online practices, and how the social definitions of emotions are changing with the emergence of the internet. It explores a wide range of behaviors and emotions from love to mourning, anger, resentment and sadness. What happens to our emotional life in a mediated, disembodied environment, without the bodily element of physical co-presence to set off emotional exchanges? Are there qualitatively new kinds of emotional exchanges taking place on the internet? These are only some of the questions explored in the chapters of this book, with quite surprising answers.

Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology

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Author: K. V. Kale

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8189866745

Category: Computer vision

Page: 1688

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The latest trends in Information Technology represent a new intellectual paradigm for scientific exploration and visualization of scientific phenomena. The present treatise covers almost all the emerging technologies in the field. Academicians, engineers, industralists, scientists and researchers engaged in teaching, research and development of Computer Science and Information Technology will find the book useful for their future academic and research work. The present treatise comprising 225 articles broadly covers the following topics exhaustively. 01. Advance Networking and Security/Wireless Networking/Cyber Laws 02. Advance Software Computing 03. Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing/ Neural Networks 04. Bioinformatics/Biometrics 05. Data Mining/E-Commerce/E-Learning 06. Image Processing, Content Based Image Retrieval, Medical and Bio-Medical Imaging, Wavelets 07. Information Processing/Audio and Text Processing/Cryptology, Steganography and Digital Watermarking 08. Pattern Recognition/Machine Vision/Image Motion, Video Processing 09. Signal Processing and Communication/Remote Sensing 10. Speech Processing & Recognition, Human Computer Interaction 11. Information and Communication Technology

Doing Business on the Internet

Opportunities and Pitfalls

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Author: Fay Sudweeks,Celia T. Romm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852330309

Category: Computers

Page: 290

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An objective look at what Internet commerce can offer both the consumer and the provider. It covers three main areas of concern to business today: how to join the Internet revolution, how to manage it, and how to benefit from it. The book is primarily of interest as background reading for researchers and advanced level students in the following areas: electronic commerce, business studies, computer-mediated communication, management of information systems, project management, and organisational change. However, it will also be of interest to corporate managers involved in developing their companies'Internet-based strategies, and to anyone interested in how to buy or sell on the Net.

Die Blockchain-Revolution

Wie die Technologie hinter Bitcoin nicht nur das Finanzsystem, sondern die ganze Welt verändert

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Author: Don Tapscott,Alex Tapscott

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864704065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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Blockchain ermöglicht Peer-to-Peer-Transaktionen ohne jede Zwischenstelle wie eine Bank. Die Teilnehmer bleiben anonym und dennoch sind alle Transaktionen transparent und nachvollziehbar. Somit ist jeder Vorgang fälschungssicher. Dank Blockchain muss man sein Gegenüber nicht mehr kennen und ihm vertrauen – das Vertrauen wird durch das System als Ganzes hergestellt. Und digitale Währungen wie Bitcoins sind nur ein Anwendungsgebiet der Blockchain-Revolution. In der Blockchain kann jedes wichtige Dokument gespeichert werden: Urkunden von Universitäten, Geburts- und Heiratsurkunden und vieles mehr. Die Blockchain ist ein weltweites Register für alles. In diesem Buch zeigen die Autoren, wie sie eine fantastische neue Ära in den Bereichen Finanzen, Business, Gesundheitswesen, Erziehung und darüber hinaus möglich machen wird.

Forensics in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia

Second International Conference, e-Forensics 2009, Adelaide, Australia, January 19-21, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Matthew Sorell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642023125

Category: Law

Page: 224

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The Second International Conference on Forensic Applications and Techniques in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia (e-Forensics 2009) took place in Adelaide, South Australia during January 19-21, 2009, at the Australian National Wine Centre, University of Adelaide. In addition to the peer-reviewed academic papers presented in this volume, the c- ference featured a significant number of plenary contributions from recognized - tional and international leaders in digital forensic investigation. Keynote speaker Andy Jones, head of security research at British Telecom, outlined the emerging challenges of investigation as new devices enter the market. These - clude the impact of solid-state memory, ultra-portable devices, and distributed storage – also known as cloud computing. The plenary session on Digital Forensics Practice included Troy O’Malley, Que- sland Police Service, who outlined the paperless case file system now in use in Que- sland, noting that efficiency and efficacy gains in using the system have now meant that police can arrive at a suspect’s home before the suspect! Joseph Razik, represe- ing Patrick Perrot of the Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nati- ale, France, summarized research activities in speech, image, video and multimedia at the IRCGN. The plenary session on The Interaction Between Technology and Law brought a legal perspective to the technological challenges of digital forensic investigation.

Internet Research, Theory, and Practice

Perspectives from Ireland

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Author: Cathy Fowley,Claire English,Sylvie Thouësny

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 1908416041

Category: Internet

Page: 506

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The articles presented in this edited book illustrate the broad diversity of Internet-based studies in an Irish context, as well as the interdisciplinary which distinguishes much of its outputs. From digital humanities in the strictest sense - through the creation and use of digital objects and resources to a close examination of digital texts, from ethical issues to societal issues - through the lenses of gender or nationality, from empirical research to practitioners reports, the chapters are a snapshot of Internet research in Ireland. The contributors to this book come from many third-level institutions on the island, thus illustrating a geographical space linked to digital spaces.

Der stumme Frühling

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Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.