Digital Universities V.1 (2014) -

International best practices and applications

Author: Katharine A. Bentham,Alessandra Briganti,Sonia Forconi,Paolo Francescone,Markus Haubold,Giuseppe Iazeolla,Cindy Jaenisch,Dmitry Kornakov,Lyudmila Kurochkina,Matteo Martini,Cynthia A. Parmenter,Alessandra Pieroni,Robert W. Robertson,Alexander Satarov,Christian-Andreas Schumann,Claudia Tittmann

Publisher: Gangemi Editore Spa

ISBN: 8849279736

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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EDITORIAL Culture and cultures: the world’s thousands of versions compared to global modernization PEDAGOGY Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society? SCIENCE Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society? How modern technologies solve laboratory’s dilemma in distance learning Instructional design of technical disciplines in the implementation of distance education in the Tula State University Simulation design of wireless communications for digital universities in developing countries TECHNOLOGY PBL Working Environment: an expert system to learn the Problem-Based Learning pedagogy The responsive teaching/learning revolution: the impact of requests for the portability of services and contents for distance education on instructional models and technologies. BUSINESS Blended and online learning in a career service

Student Engagement in the Digital University

Sociomaterial Assemblages

Author: Lesley Gourlay,Martin Oliver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317298268

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Student Engagement in the Digital University challenges mainstream conceptions and assumptions about students’ engagement with digital resources in Higher Education. While engagement in online learning environments is often reduced to sets of transferable skills or typological categories, the authors propose that these experiences must be understood as embodied, socially situated, and taking place in complex networks of human and nonhuman actors. Using empirical data from a JISC-funded project on digital literacies, this book performs a sociomaterial analysis of student–technology interactions, complicating the optimistic and utopian narratives surrounding technology and education today and positing far-reaching implications for research, policy and practice.
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The Entrepreneurship Movement and the University

Author: C. Sá,A. Kretz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113740101X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Entrepreneurship is widely embraced today in political discourse, popular culture, and economic policy prescriptions. Several groups actively promote entrepreneurial thinking and practices in higher education. This book examines how this 'Entrepreneurship Movement' impacts higher education in Canada and the United States.
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2014 International Conference on Social Science and and Environment Protection (SSEP2014)

Author: N.A

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951617

Category: Psychology

Page: 985

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This conference promises to be both informative and stimulating with a wonderful program. Delegates will have a wide range of sessions to choose from and will have a difficult to choose which session to attend. The program consists of invited session, technical workshop and discussions covering a wide range of topics in social science including communication, culture, economics, education, finance, law, management, politics, psychology and society. This rich program provides all attendees with the opportunities to meet and interact with one another. We hope that your experience with SSEP2014 is a fruitful and long lasting one.
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Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2014

Social Networks and Social Machines, Surveillance and Empowerment

Author: K. O’Hara,M-H.C. Nguyen,P. Haynes

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614994501

Category: Computers

Page: 314

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Tracking the evolution of digital technology is no easy task; changes happen so fast that keeping pace presents quite a challenge. This is, nevertheless, the aim of the Digital Enlightenment Yearbook. This book is the third in the series which began in 2012 under the auspices of the Digital Enlightenment Forum. This year, the focus is on the relationship of individuals with their networks, and explores “Social networks and social machines, surveillance and empowerment”. In what is now the well-established tradition of the yearbook, different stakeholders in society and various disciplinary communities (technology, law, philosophy, sociology, economics, policymaking) bring their very different opinions and perspectives to bear on this topic. The book is divided into four parts: the individual as data manager; the individual, society and the market; big data and open data; and new approaches. These are bookended by a Prologue and an Epilogue, which provide illuminating perspectives on the discussions in between. The division of the book is not definitive; it suggests one narrative, but others are clearly possible. The 2014 Digital Enlightenment Yearbook gathers together the science, social science, law and politics of the digital environment in order to help us reformulate and address the timely and pressing questions which this new environment raises. We are all of us affected by digital technology, and the subjects covered here are consequently of importance to us all.
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Digital Diplomacy

Theory and Practice

Author: Corneliu Bjola,Marcus Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317550196

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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This book analyses digital diplomacy as a form of change management in international politics. The recent spread of digital initiatives in foreign ministries is often argued to be nothing less than a revolution in the practice of diplomacy. In some respects this revolution is long overdue. Digital technology has changed the ways firms conduct business, individuals conduct social relations, and states conduct governance internally, but states are only just realizing its potential to change the ways all aspects of interstate interactions are conducted. In particular, the adoption of digital diplomacy (i.e., the use of social media for diplomatic purposes) has been implicated in changing practices of how diplomats engage in information management, public diplomacy, strategy planning, international negotiations or even crisis management. Despite these significant changes and the promise that digital diplomacy offers, little is known, from an analytical perspective, about how digital diplomacy works. This volume, the first of its kind, brings together established scholars and experienced policy-makers to bridge this analytical gap. The objective of the book is to theorize what digital diplomacy is, assess its relationship to traditional forms of diplomacy, examine the latent power dynamics inherent in digital diplomacy, and assess the conditions under which digital diplomacy informs, regulates, or constrains foreign policy. Organized around a common theme of investigating digital diplomacy as a form of change management in the international system, it combines diverse theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented chapters centered on international change. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomatic studies, public diplomacy, foreign policy, social media and international relations.
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Digital Citizenship and Political Engagement

The Challenge from Online Campaigning and Advocacy Organisations

Author: Ariadne Vromen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137488654

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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This book considers the radical effects the emergence of social media and digital politics have had on the way that advocacy organisations mobilise and organise citizens into political participation. It argues that these changes are due not only to technological advancement but are also underpinned by hybrid media systems, new political narratives, and a new networked generation of political actors. The author empirically analyses the emergence and consolidation within advanced democracies of online campaigning organisations, such as MoveOn, 38 Degrees, Getup and AVAAZ. Vromen shows that they have become leading political advocates, and influential on both national and international level governance. The book critically engages with this digital disruption of traditional patterns of political mobilisation and organisation, and highlights the challenges in embracing new ideas such as entrepreneurialism and issue-driven politics. It will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in political participation and citizen politics, interest groups, civil society organisations, e-government and politics and social media.
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Digital System Design with FPGA: Implementation Using Verilog and VHDL

Author: Cem Unsalan,Bora Tar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259837912

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Master FPGA digital system design and implementation with Verilog and VHDL This practical guide explores the development and deployment of FPGA-based digital systems using the two most popular hardware description languages, Verilog and VHDL. Written by a pair of digital circuit design experts, the book offers a solid grounding in FPGA principles, practices, and applications and provides an overview of more complex topics. Important concepts are demonstrated through real-world examples, ready-to-run code, and inexpensive start-to-finish projects for both the Basys and Arty boards. Digital System Design with FPGA: Implementation Using Verilog and VHDL covers: • Field programmable gate array fundamentals • Basys and Arty FPGA boards • The Vivado design suite • Verilog and VHDL • Data types and operators • Combinational circuits and circuit blocks • Data storage elements and sequential circuits • Soft-core microcontroller and digital interfacing • Advanced FPGA applications • The future of FPGA
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Digital Broadcasting

An Introduction to New Media

Author: Jo Pierson,Joke Bauwens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147251727X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting' is not a contradiction in terms, but-on the contrary-both terms presuppose and need each other. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary and international field of research and theory, it looks at current developments in television and radio broadcasting on the level of regulation and policy, industries and economics, production and content, and audience and consumption practices.
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Southern Water, Southern Power

How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620065

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Why has the American South--a place with abundant rainfall--become embroiled in intrastate wars over water? Why did unpredictable flooding come to characterize southern waterways, and how did a region that seemed so rich in this all-important resource become derailed by drought and the regional squabbling that has tormented the arid American West? To answer these questions, policy expert and historian Christopher Manganiello moves beyond the well-known accounts of flooding in the Mississippi Valley and irrigation in the West to reveal the contested history of southern water. From the New South to the Sun Belt eras, private corporations, public utilities, and political actors made a region-defining trade-off: The South would have cheap energy, but it would be accompanied by persistent water insecurity. Manganiello's compelling environmental history recounts stories of the people and institutions that shaped this exchange and reveals how the use of water and power in the South has been challenged by competition, customers, constituents, and above all, nature itself.
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