The Role of Technology in CSCL: Studies in Technology by H. Ulrich Hoppe (auth.), H. Ulrich Hoppe, Hiroaki Ogata, Amy

By H. Ulrich Hoppe (auth.), H. Ulrich Hoppe, Hiroaki Ogata, Amy Soller (eds.)

This e-book relates "new" details and communique applied sciences (ICT) to their particular instructing and studying services, particularly how ICT is appropriated for and/or via academic or studying groups. We categorize consumer-oriented academic multimedia as tested applied sciences, now not of fundamental value for cutting edge techniques to collaborative studying. web connections in colleges and educational associations aren't any longer new, notwithstanding the educational tradition originating from this know-how should lack a sufficiently wealthy definition. The technological "hot spots" of curiosity during this ebook are in flip: groupware or multi-user applied sciences comparable to crew data or synchronous co-construction environments, embedded interactive applied sciences within the spirit of ubiquitous computing, and modeling instruments in response to wealthy representations.

Important gains of those new applied sciences are: the circulation from separately orientated software program instruments to multi-user instruments supplying staff expertise in addition to amenities for the co-construction of data; a definition of software program use past a unmarried piece of software program in the direction of a number of purposes or instruments which aren't merely technically interoperable but additionally activity and function compliant in a social scenario (social interoperability); excessive interactivity and artistic power with excessive effective job and initiative at the a part of the person (as against the receptive scheme of utilization of many academic multimedia applications); new varieties of peripherals within the spirit "of ubiquitous computing and augmented reality", which enable for redefining the borderline among actual motion at the one hand and digital or symbolic at the other.

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Skill, Technology and Enlightenment: On Practical Philosophy by Jon Cook, Bo Göranzon (auth.), Bo Göranzon (eds.)

By Jon Cook, Bo Göranzon (auth.), Bo Göranzon (eds.)

Skill, know-how and Enlightenment: On functional Philosophy explores the issues of constructing a point of view on expertise and society, at the limits of enlightment, the connection among cultural feedback and the epistemology of useful wisdom, tacit wisdom and a non-elitist perception of craftsmanship, the position of the humanities as a foundation for mirrored image, and plenty of different proper topics.
The 1993 foreign convention in Stockholm used to be - between different issues - a part of a strategy of construction a curriculum for a global graduate programme within the sector of tradition, ability and know-how, a strategy that has been lower than approach considering 1989.

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Methodologies for Developing and Managing Emerging by Frances Bell, Robert C. Davis (auth.), Trevor Wood-Harper

By Frances Bell, Robert C. Davis (auth.), Trevor Wood-Harper PhD, MBCS, MA, Nimal Jayaratna PhD, MSc, MBCS, MIFIP, Bob Wood MSc, BSc, MPhil (eds.)

This quantity comprises the lawsuits of the sixth foreign convention of the BCS expert staff on details structures Methodologies. The convention introduced jointly papers on technique matters with regards to the advance and administration of rising expertise established info platforms. As traditional there has been an exceptional diversity of papers addressing the 'soft' and 'hard' points of IS improvement and administration. Methodologies for constructing andManaging rising Technology-based info Systems could be of curiosity to practitioners who're engaged in platforms improvement and editing or aligning present methodologies to practice.

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Debates in the Digital Humanities by Matthew K. Gold

By Matthew K. Gold

Encompassing new applied sciences, learn tools, and possibilities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer evaluation, in addition to leading edge methods of sharing wisdom and instructing, the electronic humanities delivers to remodel the liberal arts—and might be the college itself. certainly, at a time while many educational associations are dealing with austerity budgets, electronic humanities courses were in a position to rent new college, identify new facilities and projects, and allure multimillion-dollar provides.

Clearly the electronic humanities has reached an important second in its short historical past. yet what kind of second is it? Debates within the electronic Humanities brings jointly top figures within the box to discover its theories, equipment, and practices and to explain its a number of chances and tensions. From defining what a electronic humanist is and picking no matter if the sphere has (or wishes) theoretical grounding, to discussions of coding as scholarship and traits in data-driven study, this state-of-the-art quantity delineates the present nation of the electronic humanities and envisions strength futures and demanding situations. even as, a number of essays goal pointed reviews on the box for its loss of consciousness to race, gender, category, and sexuality; the insufficient point of variety between its practitioners; its absence of political dedication; and its choice for examine over teaching.

Together, the essays in Debates within the electronic Humanities—which could be released either as a published e-book and later as an ongoing, open-access website—suggest that the electronic humanities is uniquely situated to give a contribution to the revival of the arts and educational life.

Contributors: Bryan Alexander, nationwide Institute for know-how in Liberal schooling; Rafael Alvarado, U of Virginia; Jamie “Skye” Bianco, U of Pittsburgh; Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of know-how; Stephen Brier, CUNY Graduate middle; Daniel J. Cohen, George Mason U; Cathy N. Davidson, Duke U; Rebecca Frost Davis, nationwide Institute for expertise in Liberal schooling; Johanna Drucker, U of California, l. a.; Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M U; Charlie Edwards; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona collage; Julia Flanders, Brown U; Neil Fraistat, U of Maryland; Paul Fyfe, Florida country U; Michael Gavin, Rice U; David Greetham, CUNY Graduate heart; Jim Groom, U of Mary Washington; Gary corridor, Coventry U, united kingdom; generators Kelly, George Mason U; Matthew Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Alan Liu, U of California, Santa Barbara; Elizabeth Losh, U of California, San Diego; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Willard McCarty, King’s collage London; Tara McPherson, U of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, U of Virginia; Trevor Owens, Library of Congress; William Pannapacker, desire university; Dave Parry, U of Texas at Dallas; Stephen Ramsay, U of Nebraska, Lincoln; Alexander Reid, SUNY at Buffalo; Geoffrey Rockwell, Canadian Institute for examine Computing within the Arts; Mark L. pattern, George Mason U; Tom Scheinfeldt, George Mason U; Kathleen Marie Smith; Lisa Spiro, nationwide Institute for know-how in Liberal schooling; Patrik Svensson, Umeå U; Luke Waltzer, Baruch university; Matthew Wilkens, U of Notre Dame; George H. Williams, U of South Carolina Upstate; Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development: A Cascades-Driven by Anwar Ludin

By Anwar Ludin

The right way to leverage the BlackBerry 10 Cascades framework to create wealthy local purposes. examine BlackBerry 10 App improvement provides a pretty good starting place for developing BlackBerry 10 apps successfully. alongside the way in which, you'll easy methods to use QML and JavaScript for designing your app’s UI, and C++/Qt for the applying common sense. No past wisdom of C++ is believed and the booklet covers the basic facets of the language for writing BlackBerry 10 apps. additionally a selected emphasis is wear tips on how to create a visually attractive person adventure with the Cascades framework, that's in accordance with Qt and QML.

Starting with the local SDK configuration and an outline of the Momentics IDE, the ebook is fast paced and you'll swiftly examine some of the top practices and methods required for constructing attractive BlackBerry 10 apps.

Learn BlackBerry 10 App improvement is written for builders wishing to benefit easy methods to write apps for the recent BlackBerry 10 OS and people attracted to porting latest iOS and Android apps to BlackBerry 10 as local applications.

What you’ll learn

• how one can layout and create local BB10 purposes utilizing the declarative expressiveness of QML
• the right way to grasp the Cascades framework and the center BB10 UI components

• the best way to use C++ and Qt successfully with Cascades

• tips to make the most of the BlackBerry Momentics IDE to release and debug your applications

• find out how to practice the basic features and top practices of BB10 software design

• the way to use HTTP networking that allows you to leverage distant services

• how one can combine your program with BlackBerry 10 middle apps equivalent to the Contacts and Calendar apps

• tips to ship electronic mail and brief textual content messages out of your app

• the best way to use your device’s digicam and sensors akin to the accelerometer and gyroscope

Who this e-book is for

BlackBerry builders wishing to put in writing local BB10 functions, online game builders. iOS and Android builders wishing to port their apps to BB 10.

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Chemical-Mechanical Polishing of Low Dielectric Constant by Christopher L. Borst, William N. Gill, Ronald J. Gutmann

By Christopher L. Borst, William N. Gill, Ronald J. Gutmann (auth.)

As semiconductor brands enforce copper conductors in complicated interconnect schemes, learn and improvement efforts shift towards the choice of an insulator that could take greatest benefit of the reduce energy and speedier sign propagation allowed through copper interconnects. one of many major demanding situations to integrating a low-dielectric consistent (low-kappa) insulator instead for silicon dioxide is the habit of such fabrics throughout the chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) method utilized in Damascene patterning. Low-kappa dielectrics are usually softer and not more chemically reactive than silicon dioxide, offering major demanding situations to profitable removing and planarization of such fabrics.

The concentration of this ebook is to merge the advanced CMP types and mechanisms that experience developed some time past decade with contemporary experimental effects with copper and low-kappa CMP to enhance a finished mechanism for low- and high-removal-rate tactics. the result's a closer investigate the basic response kinetics that regulate, selectively devour, and eventually planarize a multi-material constitution in the course of Damascene patterning.

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The Computing Universe: A Journey through a Revolution by Tony Hey, Gyuri Pápay

By Tony Hey, Gyuri Pápay

Pcs now impression virtually each element of our lives, from our social interactions to the protection and function of our autos. How did this ensue in this sort of short while? And this can be only the start. . . . during this e-book, Tony hi there and Gyuri Pápay lead us on a trip from the early days of pcs within the Thirties to the state of the art examine of the current day that may form computing within the coming many years. alongside the way in which, they clarify the information in the back of undefined, software program, algorithms, Moore's legislation, the beginning of the private desktop, the web and the internet, the Turing try, Jeopardy's Watson, global of Warcraft, spy ware, Google, fb, and quantum computing. This booklet additionally introduces the attention-grabbing forged of dreamers and inventors who introduced those nice technological advancements into each nook of the fashionable global. This interesting and obtainable advent will open up the universe of computing to somebody who has ever puzzled the place his or her telephone got here from.

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An Informal Conceptual Introduction to Turbulence by Arkady Tsinober

By Arkady Tsinober

This e-book is a moment thoroughly revised version of an off-the-cuff advent to Turbulence. the most emphasis is on conceptual and frustrating features, actual phenomena, observations, misconceptions and unresolved concerns instead of on traditional formalistic points, versions, and so forth. except the most obvious primary value of turbulent flows such an emphasis is a outcome of the view that with out corresponding development in basic features there's little probability for growth in any purposes equivalent to drag aid, blending, regulate and modeling of turbulence. extra in most cases there's a determined desire for actual basics of the technological strategies during which turbulence performs a imperative role.

The conceptual concerns are made dominant during this moment version. This required to deal with in additional aspect these misconceptions that are the final result of the profound problems of the topic and which trip from one e-book to a different. a brand new bankruptcy titled Analogies, misconceptions and in poor health outlined thoughts used to be further in addition to a couple of new sections on such themes as ergodicity, Eulerian as opposed to Lagrangian descriptions, on validation of theories, on anomalous scaling and unwell posedness of the idea that of inertial diversity, at the Tennekes and Lumlety stability, and arithmetic as opposed to turbulence between others. a lot of those are to a wide quantity a end result of the sequence of lectures added within the Imperial university London in 2007 and 2008 within the body of Marie Curie Chair in basic and Conceptual elements of Turbulent Flows which used to be held by means of the writer throughout the interval June 1, 2006 – could 31, 2009.

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Statistical Mechanics of Solids by Louis A. Girifalco

By Louis A. Girifalco

This monograph, compatible to be used as a complicated textual content, provides the statistical mechanics of solids from the viewpoint of the fabric houses of the cast country. The statistical mechanics are built as a device for knowing houses and every bankruptcy contains helpful workouts to demonstrate the themes lined. subject matters mentioned contain the idea of the harmonic crystal, the speculation of loose electrons in steel and semiconductors, electron shipping, alloy ordering, surfaces and polymers.

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