Working with MediaWiki

Author: Yaron Koren

Publisher: Wikiworks Press

ISBN: 9780615720302

Category: MediaWiki (Electronic resource)

Page: 314

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"Includes chapters on Semantic MediaWiki"--Cover.
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Trends and Issues in Distance Education 2nd Edition

International Perspectives

Author: Lya Visser,Yusra Laila Visser,Ray Amirault,Michael Simonson

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617358304

Category: Education

Page: 357

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Over the last decade, the field of distance education (and elearning) has substantially strengthened and assumed a more international scope. There has been an impressive growth in the conceptual, empirical and experiential foundations of the field. Trends and Issues in Distance Education: International Perspectives (2nd Ed) captures a representative snapshot of the breadth of current global trends and issues in distance education theory, research, and practice. Through 21 chapters (from over 30 international authors), the book documents new developments in distance education scholarship and practice, presenting a diverse set of viewpoints on the trends and issues affecting this increasingly central discipline. The book is for researchers, practitioners, and students. Chapters speak to the many creative ways in which distance education addresses learning and human development needs around the world. They focus on distance education in dissimilar settings that extend beyond the limitations of the dominating paradigms of the highly developed economies. Contributing authors touch upon conceptual as well as practical issues. They critically reflect on both large and smallscale distance education initiatives, discussing the use of everything from the most advanced technologies (e.g., 3D computing) to the most rudimentary technologies (e.g., windup radios).
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Emerging Technologies for Semantic Work Environments: Techniques, Methods, and Applications

Techniques, Methods, and Applications

Author: Rech, Jörg

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048787

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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Today's work is characterized by a high degree of innovation and thus demands a thorough overview of relevant knowledge in the world and in organizations. Semantic Work Environments support the work of the user by collecting knowledge about needs and providing processed and improved knowledge to be integrated into work. Emerging Technologies for Semantic Work Environments: Techniques, Methods, and Applications describes an overview of the emerging field of Semantic Work Environments by combining various research studies and underlining the similarities between different processes, issues and approaches in order to provide the reader with techniques, methods, and applications of the study.
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Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522501657

Category: Education

Page: 1663

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Educators play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of children and young adults. Next-generation teachers can only be as strong as their own educational foundation which serves to cultivate their knowledge of the learning process, uncover best practices in the field of education, and employ leadership abilities that will inspire students of all ages. Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the current state of pre-service teacher programs as well as continuing education initiatives for in-service educators. Emphasizing the growing role of technology in teacher skill development and training as well as key teaching methods and pedagogical developments, this multi-volume work compiles research essential to higher education professionals and administrators, educational software developers, and researchers studying pre-service and in-service teacher training.
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Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Author: Hewett, Beth L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669954

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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Metadata Best Practices and Guidelines

Current Implementation and Future Trends

Author: Jung-ran Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317978749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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Metadata best practices and guidelines function as an essential mechanism for metadata planning, application and management, and interoperability. There has been a rapidly growing body of digital repositories and collections; accordingly, a wide range of digital projects and initiatives have adopted various metadata standards. Because of differences in the formats and knowledge domains of the resources, it is inevitable that these digital projects and initiatives may have different needs regarding metadata. Therefore, when a metadata standard is adopted in various institutions and organizations, it may have to be modified to reflect the community needs and characteristics of given resources. The flexibility and complex structure of natural language allow for the representation of a concept in various ways. Thus, common understanding and definitions of terms in a given metadata standard is essential for quality metadata generation, management, interoperability and resource sharing. This opens up a pressing need for a systematic examination of documentation practices, an area that up to now has been relatively unexplored. This book begins to fill the research gap through an empirical assessment of metadata guidelines and best practices. This is a book published as a special issue of the Journal of Library Metadata.
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The New Digital Shoreline

How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education

Author: Roger McHaney

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579226022

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Two seismic forces beyond our control – the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus – are shaping what Roger McHaney calls “The New Digital Shoreline” of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators reconsider the learning theories, pedagogies, and practices on which we have depended, and modify our interactions with students and peers—all without sacrificing good teaching, or lowering standards, to improve student outcomes. Achieving these goals requires understanding how the indigenous population of this new shoreline is different. These students aren’t necessarily smarter or technologically superior, but they do have different expectations. Their approaches to learning are shaped by social networking and other forms of convenient, computer-enabled and mobile communication devices; by instant access to an over-abundance of information; by technologies that have conferred the ability to personalize and customize their world to a degree never seen before; and by time-shifting and time-slicing. As well as understanding students’ assumptions and expectations, we have no option but to familiarize ourselves with the characteristics and applications of Web 2.0—essentially a new mind set about how to use Internet technologies around the concepts of social computing, social media, content sharing, filtering, and user experience. Roger McHaney not only deftly analyzes how Web 2.0 is shaping the attitudes and motivations of today’s students, but guides us through the topography of existing and emerging digital media, environments, applications, platforms and devices – not least the impact of e-readers and tablets on the future of the textbook – and the potential they have for disrupting teacher-student relationships; and, if appropriately used, for engaging students in their learning. This book argues for nothing less than a reinvention of higher education to meet these new realities. Just adding technology to our teaching practices will not suffice. McHaney calls for a complete rethinking of our practice of teaching to meet the needs of this emerging world and envisioning ourselves as connected, co-learners with our students.
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Python Testing Cookbook

Easy solutions to test your Python projects using test-driven development and Selenium, 2nd Edition

Author: Greg L. Turnquist,Bhaskar N. Das

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787281507

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Fix everyday testing problems in Python with the help of this solution-based guide Key Features Use powerful tools such as doctest and unittest to make testing convenient Apply automation testing to an existing legacy system that isn't test oriented A practical guide to ease testing in Python using real-world examples Book Description Automated testing is the best way to increase efficiency while reducing the defects of software testing. It helps find bugs in code easily and at an early stage so that they can be tackled efficiently. This book delves into essential testing concepts used in Python to help you build robust and maintainable code. Python Testing Cookbook begins with a brief introduction to Python's unit testing framework to help you write automated test cases. You will learn how to write suitable test sets for your software and run automated test suites with Nose. You will then work with the unittest.mock library, which allows you to replace the parts of your system that are being tested with mock objects and make assertions about how they have been used. You will also see how to apply Test-driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-driven Development (BDD) and how to eliminate issues caused by TDD. The book explains how to integrate automated tests using Continuous Integration and perform smoke/load testing. It also covers best practices and will help you solve persistent testing issues in Python. The book concludes by helping you understand how doctest works and how Selenium can be used to test code efficiently. What you will learn Run test cases from the command line with increased verbosity Write a Nose extension to pick tests based on regular expressions Create testable documentation using doctest Use Selenium to test the Web User Interface Write a testable story with Voidspace Mock and Nose Configure TeamCity to run Python tests on commit Update project-level scripts to provide coverage reports Who this book is for If you’re a Python developer who wants to take testing to the next level and would like to expand your testing skills, this book is for you. It is assumed that you have some Python programming knowledge.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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