Author: Dan Remenyi
Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Giving visibility to interesting or leading edge applications of social media is the objective of the Social Media in Practice Excellence Awards Competition. We have been looking for effective social media applications in business or in the public sector. The call for case histories was announced in late 2015 and 20 submissions were received describing on an outline basis a social media initiative. 15 contributors were invited to forward a full case history. A panel of judges chose the case history finalists who are invited to present their work at the 4th European Conference on Social Media, in Vilnius, Lithuania in July 2017. The emphasis of the successful case histories is on innovative, creative and effective social media applications and the finalists published in this book are demonstrating this. Submissions to the competition this year are widespread with contributions from Austria, China, India, the USA and the UK. The initiatives are also diverse, and include a customer engagement application in China, The FOSSIL Project from the United States that uses social paleontology to bring together paleontologists from across the spectrum of expertise, the EDINA Digital Footprint Consultancy & Training Service from the UK, the Traditions Challenge which encourages student participation in school activities from the USA, a system using Digital Natives’ Everyday Social Media Behaviour to Anticipate Their Acceptance of Technology Innovations In Business from Austria and a case history looking at Social Big Data Processing.
Author: Prof. Vincent Cunnane,Dr. Niall Corcoran
Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 5th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2018) which is being hosted this year by Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland on 21-22 June 2018.
8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
Author: Eric C. Sheninger,Thomas C. Murray
With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is tantamount to instructional malpractice. International security, the success of global economies, and sustainability as a global society all depend on the success of our education system in the years to come. It’s our obligation to prepare our students for their future—not our past. Authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keys—each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning—to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. Failure is not an option. We can no longer wait. Let Learning Transformed show you how you can be a part of the solution. The authors encourage you to use the hashtag #LT8Keys to continue the discussion online.
A Compass for Sustainable Innovation
Author: Tim Lindsey
Category: Business & Economics
Winner of the Silver Axiom Business Book Award in the category of Sustainability. Headwinds of Opportunity goes beyond philosophical and academic discussion of business sustainability to offer strategic guidance regarding how to make all types of organizations function more sustainably while simultaneously improving their competitiveness. It differs from other books in that it approaches sustainability as an innovation – an innovative way of conducting business. The book is informed by time-tested principles of innovation diffusion that can be effectively applied to drive change. It places considerable emphasis on the "how-to" aspects of sustainability improvement and how they can be used to increase effectiveness.
Author: Angela Smith
Category: Social Science
Spare Rib remains one of the most iconic symbols of Second Wave Feminism, its influence far out-living the span of its publication (1972-1993). This collection examines various aspects of the magazine - based on the digitised publication by the British Library in 2015 – in order to explore the ways in which it has influenced society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as the lives of individual readers. By analysing several articles from a modern, post-feminist perspective, and using cross-generational interviews of Spare Rib readers and reflective accounts of reading the publication, the significance and endurance of the publication is demonstrated. Written by both academics, experienced researchers and independent scholars alike, the inter-disciplinary nature of the text results in a multi-dimensional reading of Spare Rib suitable for both an academic and general readership interested in cultural and media studies.
An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability
Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie
Category: Study Aids
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Achieve all your goals for university – whatever they are! How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life. Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market – you’ll find help with managing your time and budget, and guidance on a range of study skills including skills for research and examination success. You’ll also learn how to identify and develop key transferable skills that will stay with you throughout your professional life. Discover how to: Improve your employability prospects and give yourself the advantage in the job market Benefit from other students' experience, with top tips and insider advice on succeeding in your studies Explore the uses of digital technologies in learning and assessment Use what you learn right away, with handy downloadable checklists and worksheets. Pragmatic, up-front and sympathetic, this is an essential companion for all undergraduate students, as well as anyone preparing for study at university. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Max Boot
A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis, War Made New focuses on four ?revolutions? in military affairs and describes how inventions ranging from gunpowder to GPS-guided air strikes have remade the field of battle?and shaped the rise and fall of empires. War Made New begins with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare?s evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to much deadlier events, precipitating the rise of the modern nation-state. He next explores the triumph of steel and steam during the Industrial Revolution, showing how it powered the spread of European colonial empires. Moving into the twentieth century and the Second Industrial Revolution, Boot examines three critical clashes of World War II to illustrate how new technology such as the tank, radio, and airplane ushered in terrifying new forms of warfare and the rise of centralized, and even totalitarian, world powers. Finally, Boot focuses on the Gulf War, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War?arguing that even as cutting-edge technologies have made America the greatest military power in world history, advanced communications systems have allowed decentralized, ?irregular? forces to become an increasingly significant threat.
New Frontiers for Teaching Practices
Author: Kidd, Terry T.
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book disseminates current issues and trends emerging in the field of adult e-learning and online instruction"--Provided by publisher.
Building Knowledge Democracies
Author: Gerald J. Pine
"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies
International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education
Author: Olga Kovbasyuk,Patrick Blessinger
In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. In one contributed volume, Meaning-Centered Education provides a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and pedagogical practice on meaning-centered education. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning making in a classroom. This edited collection is a valuable resource for higher education faculty and scholars interested in renewing the deep purposes of higher education.
Author: Karen Perry
Publisher: Henry Holt
“Explores emotional danger with relentless, surgical accuracy.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of The Trespasser and Into the Woods David and Caroline Connolly are swimming successfully through their marriage’s middle years—raising two children; overseeing care for David’s ailing mother; leaning into their careers, both at David’s university teaching job, where he’s up for an important promotion, and at the ad agency where Caroline has recently returned to work after years away while the children were little. The recent stresses of home renovation and of a brief romantic betrayal (Caroline’s) are behind them. The Connollys know and care for each other deeply. Then one early fall afternoon, a student of sublime, waiflike beauty appears in David’s university office and says, “I think you might be my father.” And the fact of a youthful passion that David had tried to forget comes rushing back. In the person of this intriguing young woman, the Connollys may have a chance to expand who they are and how much they can love, or they may be making themselves vulnerable to menace. They face either an opportunity or a threat—but which is which? What happens when their hard-won family happiness meets a hard-luck beautiful girl?
Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn
Author: Tojo Thatchenkery
Category: Business & Economics
The secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential within even the most apparently unpromising present. Appreciative Intelligence marks the first time that this ability has been rigorously investigated. Arguing that the keys to Appreciative Intelligence are revealing the hidden value in others and building an infrastructure, environment, or culture that spreads the leaderćs Appreciative Intelligence, Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker draw on real-life examples and thorough interviews with top executives to identify actual examples of this elusive ability. Through these examples they show how a knack for creatively dealing with unexpected situations is the common bond between a diverse range of success stories. The authors also show that time and time again, an understanding of Appreciative Intelligence leads to organizations that enjoy higher levels of innovation, more productive employees, greater ability to adapt to changes, and, ultimately, greater profit.
Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Defining Racist and Racism -- The Slippery Nature of Racial Microaggressions -- The Inability of Whites to See Themselves as Racial Beings -- Using Narrative Disclosure to Set a Tone for Examining Race -- Colleagues as Critical Lenses on Race -- What Students' Eyes Tell Us about Examining Race in the Classroom -- We Need to Prep Students -- Modeling by Leaders Is Crucial -- Conversations about Race Will Not Produce Solutions -- Normalizing Racism -- Conclusion -- Chapter 13: Negotiating the Risks of Critical Reflection -- Impostorship -- Dealing with Impostorship -- Cultural Suicide -- Avoiding Cultural Suicide -- Lost Innocence -- Marginalization -- Avoiding Political Marginalization -- Conclusion -- Chapter 14: Practicing Critically Reflective Leadership -- What Is Critically Reflective Leadership? -- Followers' Eyes -- Colleagues' Perceptions -- Theory -- Personal Experience -- Embedding Critical Reflection in Meetings -- The Circle of Voices -- The Critical Incident Questionnaire (CIQ) -- Clearness Committee -- Appreciative Pause -- Modeling Critically Reflective Leadership -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- EULA
Author: Karen Perry
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Stunning' Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club 'A twist-filled page-turner' Closer Three-year-old Dillon vanished in the middle of the night. His father Harry can't forgive himself for not protecting his only child. Yet Harry isn't blamed by his wife Robin: she bares her own secret guilt. Five years later, thousands of miles away, Harry spots an eight-year-old boy in a crowd - a boy he is convinced is Dillon. Desperate to find his missing son, Harry's obsession tears apart his marriage, exposing shameful secrets and shattering the one thing he and Robin had left - trust. Why won't Robin believe Harry? What is she hiding? Can the boy really be Dillon? And how far will Harry go to find their lost son? The Boy That Never Was is a deeply atmospheric and masterfully crafted tale of love and loss that will chill you to the bone. Praise for The Boy That Never Was: 'The Boy That Never Was is that powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts' Tana French 'A truly remarkable novel . . . Written in a captivating, lyrical style and brilliantly structured, the story grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go' Jeffery Deaver 'This is a debut novel that will catch fire' Nelson DeMille 'A beautifully written, tense and twisty tale' Sunday Mirror 'Equal parts thriller, mystery and fascinating psychological study' Irish Times
Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists
Author: Graham Cairns,Georgios Artopoulos,Kirsten Day
Publisher: UCL Press
Category: Political Science
Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting this viewpoint, From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing maps the current terrain of political thinking, ethical conversations and community activism that complements the current discourse on new opportunities to access housing. Its carefully selected case studies cover many geographical contexts, including the UK, the US, Brazil, Australia, Asia and Europe. Importantly, the volume presents the views of stakeholders that are typically left unaccounted for in the process of housing development, and presents them with an interdisciplinary audience of sociologists, planners and architects in mind. Each chapter offers new interpretations of real-world problems, local community initiatives and successful housing projects, and together construct a critique on recent governmental and planning policies globally. Through these studies, the reader will encounter a narrative that encompasses issues of equality for housing, the biopolitics of dwelling and its associated activism, planning initiatives for social sustainability, and the cohabitation of the urban terrain.
Author: Steve Kempster,Arthur F. Turner,Gareth Edwards
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
This Field Guide offers a rich variety of academic approaches to facilitate leadership development in adults. It is an invaluable resource, giving insightful worked examples linked to theory and reflective commentary. The extensive experiences of world leading exponents of leadership development are distilled into practical application for immediate use.
Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail
Author: Jason De Leon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Drawing on the four major fields of anthropology, De León uses an innovative combination of ethnography, archaeology, linguistics, and forensic science to produce a scathing critique of “Prevention through Deterrence,” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and high risk of death. For two decades, this policy has failed to deter border crossers while successfully turning the rugged terrain of southern Arizona into a killing field. In harrowing detail, De León chronicles the journeys of people who have made dozens of attempts to cross the border and uncovers the stories of the objects and bodies left behind in the desert. The Land of Open Graves will spark debate and controversy.
Author: Paola Malpezzi Price,Christine Ristaino
Publisher: Associated University Presse
Examines the place that Lucrezia Marinella holds within the dominant literary tradition of seventeenth-century Italy as a writer, as well as a woman who lived within a predominantly patriarchal culture.
One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph
Author: Kristina Rizga
Publisher: Nation Books
“This book is a godsend … a moving portrait for anyone wanting to go beyond the simplified labels and metrics and really understand an urban high school, and its highly individual, resilient, eager and brilliant students and educators.” —Dave Eggers, co-founder, 826 National and ScholarMatch Darrell is a reflective, brilliant young man, who never thought of himself as a good student. He always struggled with his reading and writing skills. Darrell's father, a single parent, couldn't afford private tutors. By the end of middle school, Darrell's grades and his confidence were at an all time low. Then everything changed. When education journalist Kristina Rizga first met Darrell at Mission High School, he was taking AP calculus class, writing a ten-page research paper, and had received several college acceptance letters. And Darrell was not an exception. More than 80 percent of Mission High seniors go to college every year, even though the school teaches large numbers of English learners and students from poor families. So, why has the federal government been threatening to close Mission High—and schools like it across the country? The United States has been on a century long road toward increased standardization in our public schools, which resulted in a system that reduces the quality of education to primarily one metric: standardized test scores. According to this number, Mission High is a “low-performing” school even though its college enrollment, graduation, attendance rates and student surveys are some of the best in the country. The qualities that matter the most in learning—skills like critical thinking, intellectual engagement, resilience, empathy, self-management, and cultural flexibility—can't be measured by multiple-choice questions designed by distant testing companies, Rizga argues, but they can be detected by skilled teachers in effective, personalized and humane classrooms that work for all students, not just the most motivated ones. Based on four years of reporting with unprecedented access, the unforgettable, intimate stories in these pages throw open the doors to America's most talked about—and arguably least understood—public school classrooms where the largely invisible voices of our smart, resilient students and their committed educators can offer a clear and hopeful blueprint for what it takes to help all students succeed.
How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success
Author: Gloria Cordes Larson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.