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Flexible Pedagogy, Flexible Practice: Notes from the Trenches of Distance Education

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Book Series: Issues in Distance Education ISSN: 19194390 ISBN: 9781926836201 9781926836218 9781926836621 Year: Pages: 360 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Flexibility has become a watchword in modern education, but its implementation is by no means a straightforward matter. Flexible Pedagogy, Flexible Practice sheds light on the often taken-for-granted assumptions that inform daily practice and examines the institutional dynamics that help and hinder efforts towards flexibility. The collection is international in scope, drawing on the experience of specialists in distance education from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, and Japan. Contributors to the volume were asked to reflect candidly and critically on questions that include: •What precisely is flexible learning? •Who or what is driving the flexibility agenda, and for whose benefit? And •who or what is resisting it? •What challenges must be overcome in order to achieve flexibility, and what are some of the compromises it can entail? In addressing these and other issues, the authors offer a wealth of theoretical insights and a frank assessment of their practical experience. Their report from the trenches will be invaluable to anyone seeking to broaden the reach of higher education. “Essentially, the book is about what happens when the canonical concept collides with the ‘rough terrains of practice,’ and in addressing this question, it succeeds admirably. . . . And there’s more – much more – from the thirty-three contributors, in addition to the insightful ‘wrap-around’ provided by the editors. . . . Your thinking will be both challenged and informed.” —David Murphy (read the rest of the review at David Murphy’s Occasional Blog)

Microwave Heating

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ISBN: 9789533075730 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.5772/825 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
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The Microwave heating has not only revolutionized the food industry but also has extended its wings widely towards its multidimensional applications. Thus it has opened new vistas of potential research in science and technology. The book is compiled into Seventeen Chapters highlighting different aspects varying from epistemological discussion to applicability of conceptual constructs. The inclusion of discussion on the avenues in the field of Chemistry, Health & Environment, Medical Sciences and Technology makes it an exquisite work for the aspirant Researchers. As the text book for the beginners, it is designed fundamentally to be a reference monograph to the experts providing a passage for future research. The plethora of literatures are available on Microwave Applications but they seldom direct their readers to concentrate on the key aspects behind the success in microwave applications in different fields. Here is the attempt to fill up the gap with this book.

Advances in Treating Textile Effluent

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ISBN: 9789533077048 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.5772/1039 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The treatment of textile wet processing effluent to meet stringent governmental regulations is a complex and continually evolving process. Treatment methods that were perfectly acceptable in the past may not be suitable today or in the future. This book provides new ideas and processes to assist the textile industry in meeting the challenging requirements of treating textile effluent.

Textile Dyeing

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ISBN: 9789533075655 Year: Pages: 404 DOI: 10.5772/800 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Manufactures
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The coloration of fibers and fabrics through dyeing is an integral part of textile manufacturing. This book discusses in detail several emerging topics on textile dyeing. ""Textile Dyeing"" will serve as an excellent addition to the libraries of both the novice and expert.

Advances in Modern Woven Fabrics Technology

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ISBN: 9789533073378 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.5772/678 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Manufactures
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The importance of woven fabrics increases constantly. Starting from traditional uses mainly in clothing applications, woven fabrics today are key materials for structural, electronic, telecommunications, medical, aerospace and other technical application fields. The new application fields of the woven fabrics is directly reflected in the contents of the book. A selected collection of papers in the technological state-of-the-art builds the book &ldquo;Advances in Modern Woven Fabrics Technology&rdquo;. It is written by internationally recognized specialists and pioneers of the particular fields. The chapters embrace technological areas with major importance, while maintaining a high scientific level. This interdisciplinary book will be useful for the textile family member as well as for the experts of the related engineering fields. The open access character of the book will allow a worldwide and direct access to its contents, supporting the members of the academic and industrial community.

Proceedings of the fourth Resilience Engineering Symposium

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ISBN: 9782911256479 9782356710918 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Presses des Mines
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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These proceedings document the various presentations at the Fourth Resilience Engineering Symposium held on June 8-10, 2011, in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The Symposium gathered participants from five continents and provided them with a forum to exchange experiences and problems, and to learn about Resilience Engineering from the latest scientific achievements to recent practical applications. The First Resilience Engineering Symposium was held in Söderköping, Sweden, on October 25-29 2004. Th...

Holography, Research and Technologies

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ISBN: 9789533072272 Year: Pages: 468 DOI: 10.5772/591 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Computer Science
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Holography has recently become a field of much interest because of the many new applications implemented by various holographic techniques. This book is a collection of 22 excellent chapters written by various experts, and it covers various aspects of holography. The chapters of the book are organized in six sections, starting with theory, continuing with materials, techniques, applications as well as digital algorithms, and finally ending with non-optical holograms. The book contains recent outputs from researches belonging to different research groups worldwide, providing a rich diversity of approaches to the topic of holography.

Biosensors - Emerging Materials and Applications

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ISBN: 9789533073286 Year: Pages: 642 DOI: 10.5772/672 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Technology (General)
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A biosensor is a detecting device that combines a transducer with a biologically sensitive and selective component. Biosensors can measure compounds present in the environment, chemical processes, food and human body at low cost if compared with traditional analytical techniques. This book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to biosensor technology, bringing together researchers from 19 different countries. The book consists of 27 chapters written by 106 authors and divided in three sections: Biosensors Technology and Materials, Biosensors for Health and Biosensors for Environment and Biosecurity.

Role and dynamics of 'Late-comers' in the global technology competition

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ISBN: 9783866446489 Year: Pages: 230 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000022378 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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Faster developing cycles and economic developments created many emerging economies in the 20th century. For sustainable economic growth, however, the construction and constant preservation of a profound knowledge base and technological pool is crucial. Brazil, China, India and Russia, experienced constant high economic growth rates and begun to evolve to solid economies which are challenging the established players. This book consists of a profound empirical analysis of these emerging economies.

Biomedical Engineering, Trends in Materials Science

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ISBN: 9789533075136 Year: Pages: 576 DOI: 10.5772/992 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Biotechnology
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Rapid technological developments in the last century have brought the field of biomedical engineering into a totally new realm. Breakthroughs in materials science, imaging, electronics and, more recently, the information age have improved our understanding of the human body. As a result, the field of biomedical engineering is thriving, with innovations that aim to improve the quality and reduce the cost of medical care. This book is the second in a series of three that will present recent trends in biomedical engineering, with a particular focus on materials science in biomedical engineering, including developments in alloys, nanomaterials and polymer technologies.

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