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Edited By Salerno, Saverio; Gaeta, Matteo; Ritrovato, Pierluigi
Grid technologies are rising with the next generation of Internet by defining a powerful computing paradigm. Grid could be used as a technology "glue" providing users with a uniform way to access resources by means of several devices. These technologies can provide a support for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) by enabling new learning environments based on collaboration, real direct experience, personalization, ubiquity, accessibility and contextualization. Nevertheless, to be effectively used in TEL, Grid must be complemented with other elements like semantics and educational modeling; leading to the concept of "Learning Grid" as defined in the homonymous Special Interest Group (SIG) of the European Network of Excellence "Kaleidoscope: Shaping the Scientific Evolution of Technology Enhanced Learning".The key challenge that Kaleidoscope is facing is the scientific and structural integration of the European TEL research. In this context, the Learning Grid SIG aims at contributing to the achievement of an improvement in TEL practices through the definition of open, distributed and pervasive environments for effective human learning taking into account that effective learning requires an active attitude of learners and that learning is a social and collaborative activity so requiring a technology that allows for active and realistic experiments, personalization, knowledge creation and evolution, as well as autonomous and dynamic creation of communities. The first section of the book is about the concept of Learning Grid and related technologies. The second chapter analyses and compares existing languages for the dynamic composition of distributed learning resources and services in a Learning Grid. 245pp.
IOS Press, 2008, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781586038298
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Inventory #21727
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 54.00 approx. - € 47.70 approx.)
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Rosebraugh, Craig
276pp.
Arissa Media Group, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0974288411
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Inventory #21869
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Edited By Harris, Jonathan M; Goodwin, Neva R.
Presenting new and innovative perspectives on macroeconomics at the national and international level, the editors bring together contributions on a wide range of topics including: social, institutional and environmental perspectives; current issues of globalization; transitional economies; inequity; unemployment; national and international debt; and the relationship of macroeconomic policies to the environment. The contributors draw on expertise in a variety of areas to provide insight into debates on macroeconomic policy in the US and Europe, as well as in developing and transitional economies. Themes include: disequilibrium in the macroeconomy - analysis of the roots of instability and crisis in national and global systems; the evolution of macroeconomic institutions to stabilize and guide economic growth; the paradoxes of globalization, the dangers of unrestricted financial flows and the impacts of globalization on national institutional coherence; macro and institutional strategies for the transitional economies of Russia and Eastern Europe; distributional and equity issues, including employment, housing and homelessness; the impact of macroeconomic policy and debt on the environment; and long-term growth and its relationship to well-being and environmental sustainability. 259pp. n.B. Slight scratch to rear D/J.
Edward Elgar, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1843764121
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Inventory #28259
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 60.00 approx. - € 53.00 approx.)
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Adair, John
With the rapid trend away from management to business leadership, there is a need for a new, broader understanding of leadership. This clear and authoritative guide answers the questions, 'what is strategic leadership?', 'what makes a person effective as a strategic leader?' and 'how can I develop my abilities as a leader?' The concept of leadership is relevant not only to organisational life but to all of us: everyone has to 'lead' their own life. To be a strategic life-leader means developing a vision and direction for one's life, identifying personal core values and fostering an informal team among colleagues and associates. 'Effective Strategic Leadership' is as important for unstructured careers as it is in large companies or organisations.
Pan Books, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 0330487876
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Inventory #29383
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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Newbury, Tim
Intended as a general introduction to Italian Renaissance ceramics - each piece illustrated is chosen from amongst the finest and characteristic of the major centres of production including Florence, Siena and Urbino. The techniques and processes of Renaissance Maiolica are briefly discussed and the subject matter of each painted piece is related to the wider artistic culture of the time. 88pp.
Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . Second Edition,Enlarged. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1854441779
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Inventory #8534
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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