This volume will help individuals and organizations, from both academia and industry, to effectively work together on R&D projects. This inspiring and highly readable book covers winning grant support, the legal arrangements, working with academics and practitioners, managing project progress, and exploiting the project results. Step-by-step coverage guides a project team though a challenging venture, helping them avoid potential pitfalls.
Effective schools or improving schools are fashionable terms in the rhetoric of recent education movements, yet the heart of these movements is often more to do with teaching quality than with school practice. This book takes a holistic view of teacher development, examining the contexts and conditions of teaching: school leadership and culture; teachers' lives and histories; change; teacher learning, competence and expertise; and the moral purposes of teaching. Day looks at the conditions under which teacher development may be enhanced, and brings together research and other information, from the UK and overseas.
Although IP and WDM technologies are expected to become the dominant network technologies, they will be introduced gradually complementing and replacing current ATM and SDH network solutions. This book represents a comprehensive review and research results for the deployment and management of IP over WDM Networks with guaranteed service level agreements.
Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration, takes an unusually international perspective of sustainable innovation with contributions from Australia, Europe, and North America. Prominent policy makers, scientific researchers and practitioners in this field provide various inputs and analyses relating to the development of sustainable innovations. It is expected that policy makers, organizations, individual researchers, students and even communities can further develop and implement concepts and practices by drawing on the variety of projects and theoretical foundations presented in this volume.
This fifth volume, edited and authored by world leading experts, gives a review of the principles, methods and techniques of important and emerging research topics and technologies in image and video compression and multimedia. With this reference source you will: Quickly grasp a new area of research Understand the underlying principles of a topic and its application Ascertain how a topic relates to other areas and learn of the research issues yet to be resolved Quick tutorial reviews of important and emerging topics of research in Image and Video Compression and Multimedia Comprehensive references to journal articles and other literature on which to build further, more specific and detailed knowledge Edited by leading people in the field who, through their reputation, have been able to commission experts to write on a particular topic
`No book is more timely than this collection, which analyses brilliantly the Western media's relentless absorption into the designs of dominant, rapacious power' - John Pilger This book examines the changing contours of media coverage of war and considers the relationship between mass media and governments in wartime.
Concise definitions and explanations on all aspects of the European Union. * Over 1,000 entries * Explains the terminology surrounding the EU and outlines the roles and significance of the institutions, member countries, programmes and policies, treaties and personalities * Clear and succinct definitions * Spells out acronyms and abbreviations * Entries include: Globalization; PHARE; Treaty of Nice; Helmut Schmidt; Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF); Tampere Summit; Governance White Paper; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing * Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced.
Learning to Teach Using ICT in the Secondary School offers teachers of all subjects a comprehensive, practical introduction to the extensive possibilities that ICT offers pupils, teachers and schools. Under-pinned by the latest theory and research, it provides practical advice and guidance, tried-and-tested examples, and covers a range of issues and topics essential for teachers using ICT to improve teaching and learning in their subject. The third edition has been fully updated in light of rapid changes in the field of both ICT and education and includes six brand new chapters. Key topics covered include: Theories of learning and ICT Effective pedagogy for effective ICT Using the interactive whiteboard to support whole class dialogue Special needs and e-inclusion Literacy and new literaciesNEW Multi-play digital games and on-line virtual worldsNEW Mobile learningNEW e-Safety Supporting international citizenship through ICTNEW Linking home and school ICT tools for administration and monitoring pupil progressNEW Tools for professional development. Including case studies and tasks to support your own learning, as well as ideas and activities to use with all your students, Learning to Teach Using ICT in the Secondary School is a vital source of support and inspiration for all training teachers as well those looking to improve their knowledge. If you need a guide to using ICT in the classroom or for professional support, start with this book.