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Book Series: MediaMatters ISBN: 9789089643797 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643797 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283464
Subject: Media and communication
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Nanna Verhoeff’s new book is a must for anybody interested in visual culture and media theory. It offers a rich and stimulating theoretical account of the central dimension of our contemporary existence – interfacing and navigating both data and physical world through a variety of screens (game consoles, mobile phones, car interfaces, GPS devices, etc.) In the process of exploring these new screen practices, Verhoeff offers fresh perspectives on many of the key questions in media and new media studies as well as a number of new original theoretical concepts. As the first theoretical manual for the society of mobile screens, this book will become an essential reference for all future investigations of our mobile screen condition. – Lev Manovich

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A Century of Science Publishing - A Collection of Essays

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ISBN: 9781586031480 9781607501015 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-58603-148-0-3 Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Library and Information Science --- Science (General)
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Leading publishers and observers of the science publishing scene comment in essay form on key developments over the past century. The scale of the global research effort and its industrial organisation have resulted in substantial increases in the published volume, as well as new techniques for its handling. The former languages of science communication, like Latin and German, have given way to English. The domination of European science before WWII has been followed by large efforts in North America and the Far East. The roots of the National Library of Medicine lie in the US Army medical library, the US War effort gave rise to hypertext, and the US defense reaction to the Soviet Sputnik resulted in the Internet. The European invention of the Web has also changed the science publishing scene in the past five years. Some characteristic publishing enterprises, commercial and society owned, are described in a series of articles. These are followed by analysis of recent developments and possible changes to come. Functions of publishers, librarians and agents are brought into context. The future of publishing is currently being debated on open channels, while the historical dimension and professional input are sometimes lacking.

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science --- publishing --- 20th century --- ICT

cyberscience

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ISBN: 9783700131885 9783700132356 Year: Pages: 591 Language: English
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Subject: Computer Science
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Cyberscience will be different from traditional science. For two decades already, the scholarly community has witnessed a considerable increase in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). As opposed to "traditional" science that does without networked computers, the notion of "cyberscience" captures the use of these ICT-based applications and services for scientific purposes. The basic assumption of this study is that ICT use impacts on the basic parameters of how academia is organised, of how it functions, and of what it produces. This book describes and analyses the use of ICT in the academic world; it explains the status quo based on an analytical model; it draws a realistic and differentiated picture of probable future developments; it assesses the impact of ICT on various aspects of academic activity and on the substance of research; and it discusses the implications for research policy and the steering mechanisms within scholarly organisations. The overall conclusion is that we are in midstream of a forceful development. Cyberscience is already taking place, but will only develop its full shape and potential later. The new media have only just begun to play a central role in a large array of scholarly activities, and in regard to the institutional setting. Not only academic communication in the narrow sense, but also the distribution of knowledge and, most importantly, even knowledge production are affected. Hence, the impact of ICT can hardly be underrated.

Public Administration in an Information Age - A Handbook

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Book Series: Informatization Developments and the Public Sector ISSN: 09289038 22123709 ISBN: 9789051993950 9781607509523 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: 600 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-952-3-i Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Political Science --- Computer Science
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"This book is a joint effort of researchers who have been involved in research-projects and programmes that have been trying to chart and reflect upon the implications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Administration. Since the 1950s, computers had largely facilitated and the transformation of the minimal 'Night-Watch-state' into the modern 'Welfare-state', through their contribution to their effectivity, productivity and efficiency. In most Handbooks of Public Administration, computers are seen as neutral instruments and, most of the time, the role of computer technologies in the transformation of public administration is completely neglected. This 'deafening silence' is a great contrast with the way ICT's are actually changing public administration. The faster the developments in a field of study are, the more difficult it is to let the theories, related to that field of study, mature. In such circumstances, most statements will remain provisional and context-dependent. 25 years of research in Irvine (California) and Kassel (Germany) and more than 10 years of research in Tilburg/Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and about seven years of research in Glasgow/Nottingham (the United Kingdom) nonetheless enables the presentation of a modest image of public administration as it is entering the information age. Researchers in each of these groups have, nevertheless, not stopped trying to phrase theories about the implications of informatization for public administration with a more or less larges scope, that are robust in different contexts and over longer periods of time. These results and theories, covering a broad set of elements of the body of knowledge of public administration, are presented in this volume. As the authors try to demonstrate in this book, informatization developments in public administration do not only challenge the existing body of knowledge of the public administration discipline, but they are also opening up new perspectives and paradigms for the study of public administration."

Chapter: 'Social Facilitation Due to Online Inter-classrooms Tournaments' from book: Adaptive and Adaptable Learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 0302-9743 / 1611-3349 ISBN: 9783319451527 9783319451534 Year: Pages: 13 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Education
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In this paper we explore the impact of an inter-classrooms math tournament implemented through internet. The strategy is to increase learning through intra-classroom collaboration generated by inter-classroom competition. Ten fourth grade classes with all their students from eight schools participated. During previous weeks students practiced on-line and played a cloud based board game designed to learn word problems. Afterwards, all students participated on an inter-classroom tournament. They played on-line synchronously during 60 min. The game was played in dyads formed from different schools. The list of each classroom average score was published every 5 min on each student computer. We found an important social facilitation effect: a significant improvement on the performance of male students weak on math, and therefore a reduction on the performance gap between mathematically weak and strong male students. The improvement of female students weak on math was also significant but lower.

Technologies and trust

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Book Series: Media e tecnologie per la didattica - Open Access ISBN: 9788891754554 Year: Language: English
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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What is trust and how new technologies are changing or affecting the concept of trust? This publication offers insights from researchers working in educational technology and distance education, collected in the frame of the European FP-7 Marie-Curie People project “Stimulators and inhibitors of a culture of trust in educational interactions assisted by modern information and communication technology”, and provides examples of implications of trust for successful learning experiences in distance education. The research goal is to understand how trust has changed or is changing: this is related not only to the modification of the meaning, but also indicators upon which people built their judgements.

Networks in the Russian Market Economy

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ISBN: 9780230252394 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_392746 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Computer Science --- Business and Management --- Economics
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If Russia has become a market economy, how does it function on a grassroots level? In addition to market mechanisms, what kinds of social and moral principles are at work in the new Russian economy? Is the 'Soviet legacy' still present in post-Soviet business practices? This book searches for answers to these questions, by investigating the networking practices of the Russian software industry. It examines what kinds of resources are transmitted through the personal networks of Russian IT directors and managers, and which mechanisms govern this transmission. The volume opens a rarely available grassroots-level view into the business practices of the new Russian knowledge-based economy. &#xD;&#xD;This book is essential reading for all interested in Russian society, culture and economy.

De keten uitgedaagd - Besturen en verantwoorden in een wereld vol ICT

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ISBN: 9789051995343 9789051995350 Year: Pages: 440 DOI: 10.3233/978-90-5199-535-0-i Language: Dutch
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Computer Science
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Verantwoording is een maatschappelijk vraagstuk van de eerste orde, maar ook een bron van groeiende zorg en irritatie voor veel organisaties. In 2004 startten het ministerie van Financiën en het ministerie van Justitie een onderzoek naar de mogelijke toepassing van eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) als uniforme gegevensstandaard voor verantwoording. In 2006 lag er een architectuur voor Standard Business Reporting. In 2007 werden de eerste berichten in XBRL via een generieke voorziening succesvol bij de Belastingdienst en de Kamer van Koophandel afgeleverd. Eind 2009 werd er serieus ingezet op de grootschalige transitie van informatieketens. Sinds 2013 biedt Logius met Standard Business Reporting een werkende en efficiënte standaardoplossing voor massale verantwoording.De keten uitgedaagd - Besturen en verantwoorden in een wereld vol ICT beschrijft de weg die Standard Business Reporting heeft afgelegd van opgave tot oplossing. Specialisten uit de praktijk én wetenschappers geven een gefundeerd en gedetailleerd inzicht in de uitdagingen die komen kijken bij de transitie van informatieketens. In haar veelzijdigheid is het boek exemplarisch voor de benodigde paradigmaverschuivingen binnen het veranderdomein. Het boek biedt bovendien alle praktische informatie die partijen nodig hebben om de SBR-oplossingen toe te passen in het eigen domein.Het is inmiddels algemeen bekend dat het bij grootschalige ICT-programma’s om veel meer draait dan techniek alleen. Met Standard Business Reporting als toonbeeld van een domein waarin informatieketens grondig werden aangepakt, is De keten uitgedaagd een niet te missen handboek voor bestuurders en programmamanagers die willen besturen en verantwoorden in een wereld vol ICT.

ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889197781 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-778-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Neurology --- Science (General)
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are no longer objects gathering dust on a shelf; instead, they have become intrinsic in our everyday lives. They are now even taking on an indispensable role in many clinical and rehabilitation settings. In the past decade there has been a surge of interest in using ICT with elderly people, both with and without dementia, in various clinical and research settings. On the one hand, ICT can supplement the assessment of functional ability by more precisely evaluating the nature and extent of functional impairment; on the other hand, ICT can be used to support elderly people in their everyday activities, as well as to ameliorate symptoms and improve quality of life through stimulation and rehabilitation. This is the intention driving the development of Serious Games (SG), which are digital applications (often based on Virtual Reality) specifically adapted for purposes other than entertaining, including rehabilitation, training and education. Finally, ICT can also play a key role in the development of interactive educational programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. A handful of interesting studies have started to investigate the effectiveness of employing ICT in people with different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is therefore timely to attempt to scope this newly emerging field, as well as to foster a dialogue among the different professionals, including academics, clinicians and computer engineers, working in the area. With this in mind, the Research Topic “ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders” aims to provide new and interesting insights into the current use of ICT in healthy and pathological aging. The intent is also to identify challenges and new perspectives in the field, gather recommendations for the application of ICT in AD and related disorders in clinical practice, and to showcase cutting edge clinical research. The articles included in this Frontier Research Topics have more than achieved this aim and are a perfect illustration of how ICT can be used to enhance the lives of people living dementia and their caregivers.

La ricerca scientifica al tempo dei social media

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Book Series: Traiettorie inclusive - Open Access ISBN: 9788891757494 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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The book, after introducing the concept of "digital scholarship" and the interpretative nodes connected to it, retraces the issues related to the implications of the social media usage in the scientific production workflow. A conclusive reflection shifts the attention from technology as a support to the research to tecnology as an object of the research, by introducing digital ethnography and delimiting the ​​discussion area to a specific medium, the multi-user virtual worlds.

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