For the Internet generation, educational technology designed with the brain in mind offers a natural pathway to the pleasures and rewards of deep learning. Drawing on neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Michelle Miller shows how attention, memory, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning can be enhanced through technology-aided approaches.
The Interface Between Web Science, Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind
Author: Paul Smart
This monograph heeds the call of the early Web Science pioneers by expanding the interdisciplinary scope of Web Science; specifically, to accommodate the disciplines of cognitive science and the philosophy of mind.
Researchers have harnessed the flood of personal information and opinions shared on social media platforms in a variety of ways. People communicate not only what they imagine they are purposely sharing but also unintentionally leak information, which allows others to glimpse a sense of the subconscious and unconscious at a macro level. Electronic Hive Minds on Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores various research techniques to profile the electronic hive mind around social topics as expressed on various modalities of social media, from human, bot, and cyborg social media accounts, and proposes new research methods for harnessing public data from social media platforms. Highlighting topics such as knowledge sharing, swarm intelligence, and social psychology, this publication is designed for researchers, social psychologists, practitioners, and students in marketing, communications, mass media, and similar fields.
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study Philosophy. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibligraphies.com.
Distance learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational settings around the world as it provides more flexibility and access to classes for students and educators alike. While online classrooms are proving to be popular, there is a significant gap in the personalization and humanization of these courses. The Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience features empirical research on promoting the personalization of online learning courses through presence, emotionality, and interactivity within digital classrooms. Highlighting best practices and evaluating student perceptions on distance learning, this handbook will appeal to researchers, educators, course designers, professionals, and administrators.
Proceedings of the Seventh [i.e. Eighth] International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior
Author: Stefan Schaal
Publisher: MIT Press
New research on the adaptive behavior of natural and synthetic agents. The biannual International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior brings together researchers from ethology, psychology, ecology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, engineering, and related fields to advance the understanding of behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow natural and synthetic agents (animats) to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. The work presented focuses on well-defined models--robotic, computer simulation, and mathematical--that help to characterize and compare various organizational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behavior in both animals and animats. The proceedings of the eighth conference treat such topics as passive and active perception, navigation and mapping, collective and social behavior, and applied adaptive behavior.
Healthcare Online For Dummies empowers you to search the vast, sometimes confusing, resources of the Internet and find the medical information you need. The Internet and this book won't replace doctors, but Healthcare Online For Dummies will enable you to become an informed partner with your healthcare provider. This book includes sections on online search techniques, wellness, and major illnesses. An extensive directory of health and medical sites lists many of the best sites the Web has to offer.
This book covers the essentials a new or upgrading AOL user needs to know about the latest AOL features, including personalizing, navigating, communicating, and traveling with AOL. It explains the enhanced features of the new version including updates to the AOL mail system, the latest release of You've Got Pictures, and changes to popular AOL channels like Business, Sports, and News. This book has been newly revised and updated with content including the latest on AOL self-repair tools and using AOL on a high-speed connection. AOL For Dummies Quick Reference is especially great for travelers who need quick how-to info while they're on the road.
The Earthling's Quick Start Guide: Master Operating Your Unit On Earth (A Short Refresher Course in Applied Spirituality™) ) is a powerhouse minibook that comes complete with a free interactive online course. At the end of each short chapter, the reader is directed to the free, interactive online course to deepen and personalize the message of each chapter. In the online course, the message is expanded upon and the reader is given exercises to apply the message and remember what they already know to be True. Nondenominational and non sectarian, this little book recognizes as inherent and natural, the individual's personal relationship with the nonphysical Universe, God, or Source Energy. Its premise is that you are already connected to Source and have merely forgotten how to recognize and interpret your personal Guidance on Earth. Written in a fun and playful manner, the Earthling's Quick Start Guide makes light of human folly and confusion, cutting to the heart of the matter: you are hard-wired in to God for everything you need to have a joyous, powerful and fearless life adventure on Earth. Whether you have never considered your personal spirituality or have delved deeply into the subject from many avenues, the Earthling's Quick Start Guide bottom-lines and simplifies the basic tools, techniques and inherent messenging everyone is receiving from their personal Inner Guidance 24/7. Whatever your situation, starting a brand new life from scratch or wanting to master your current Life more effectively and efficiently, the Earthling's Quick Start Guide will get you up and running powerfully, practically, and personally - only this time listening to your Self within and not the external world. Never before has such Value been offered for so little. The online course can be accessed through your public library; and all additional resources that are recommended in the online course can be obtained through your public library. Reconnecting with Source, consciously, is your inheritance, your right, and your natural state of being. This little book is for You, no matter who you are or what your situation, it will help you get your life back on course in all the ways you have dreamed it to be: successful, fulfilled, happy and abundant, which you so richly deserve.
The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism
Author: Todd M. Brenneman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In popular evangelical literature, God is loving and friendly, described in heartfelt, often saccharine language that evokes nostalgia, comfortable domesticity, and familial love. This emotional style has been widely adopted by the writers most popular among American evangelicals, including such celebrity pastors as Max Lucado, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen. Todd M. Brenneman provides groundbreaking insight into the phenomenon of evangelical sentimentality: an emotional appeal to readers' feelings about familial relationships, which can in turn be used as the basis for a relationship with God. Brenneman shows how evangelicals use tropes of God as father, human beings as children, and nostalgia for an imagined idyllic home life to provide alternate sources of social authority, intended to help evangelicals survive a culture that is philosophically at odds with conservative Christianity. Yet Brenneman also demonstrates that the sentimental focus on individual emotion and experience can undermine the evangelical agenda. Sentimentality is an effective means of achieving individual conversions, but it also promotes a narcissism that blinds evangelicals to larger social forces and impedes their ability to bring about the change they seek. Homespun Gospel offers a compelling perspective on an unexplored but vital aspect of American evangelical identity.