The Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology is an authoritative and up-to-date survey of the fast-growing field of learning technology, from its foundational theories and practices to its challenges, trends, and future developments. Offers an examination of learning technology that is equal parts theoretical and practical, covering both the technology of learning and the use of technology in learning Individual chapters tackle timely and controversial subjects, such as gaming and simulation, security, lifelong learning, distance education, learning across educational settings, and the research agenda Designed to serve as a point of entry for learning technology novices, a comprehensive reference for scholars and researchers, and a practical guide for education and training practitioners Includes 29 original and comprehensively referenced essays written by leading experts in instructional and educational technology from around the world
The purpose of this book is to question the relationships involved in decision making and the systems designed to support it: decision support systems (DSS). The focus is on how these systems are engineered; to stop and think about the questions to be asked throughout the engineering process and, in particular, about the impact designers’ choices have on these systems.
This new volume in the Toolkit series is designed for clinicians and junior researchers who need to interpret the evidence for the effectiveness of the many diagnostic tests now available. Exceptionally user-friendly, this pocket-sized textbook realizes readers are not experts in diagnostic test interpretation. The authors cover a variety of issues, from how to design diagnostic test studies to understanding the results of diagnostic tests and interpreting the findings for clinical practice and health care policy.
This book is about people who operate, maintain, design, research, and manage complex systems, ranging from air traffic control systems, process control plants and manufacturing facilities to industrial enterprises, government agencies and universities. The focus is on the nature of the work these types of people perform, as well as the human abilities and limitations that usually enable and sometimes hinder their work. In particular, this book addresses how to best enhance abilities and overcome limitations, as well as foster acceptance of the means to these ends.
Featuring an intuitive approach to statistics, this book uniquely fills a gap in the current literature by presenting a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental statistics concepts with in the fields of business and economics. The author maintains clear and insightful explanations of the core concepts and techniques in statistics without relying on mathematical rigor including equations and theorems. Maintaining a concise exposition with minimal distractions, the book follows a comprehensive trajectory within each chapter by providing clear explanations to the key concepts. This approach is intentional so that readers to learn in a linear fashion to better understand the core concepts. ...
Continuing the tradition of providing significant and interesting procedures, Organic Syntheses, Collective Volume XII is a compilation of revised editions of Annual Volumes 85 through 89. The contents of this volume are organized by primarily by reaction type, with the precise classification made according to the bias of the editor, who attempted to ascertain the primary purpose or utility of the procedure.
Wiley's Remediation Technologies Handbook: Major ContaminantChemicals and Chemical Groups, extracted from the Enviroglobedatabase, consists of 368 chemicals and chemical groups. This booklists in alphabetical order these chemical and chemical groupsalong with the numerous technologies, many of which are patented,or trademarked techniques, to remediate them. A short descriptionof each of these technologies is provided along with appropriatereferences. Wiley's Remediation Technologies Handbook: MajorContaminant Chemicals and Chemical Groups: Covers the most important chemical and chemical groups that arefound to pollute the environment, and the ways to remediatethem. Gives succinct abstract describing the numerous technologiesused to clean-up a wide range of pollutants. Provides the uses and limitations of each technique. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
Color is an important aspect of vision. However, most computer vision applications ignore color in their methods. This book addresses the use and application of color in the field of computer vision. First, the basics of color vision and the models that are used throughout the book are described. Then, photometric invariance, i.e. invariance to distruptive imaging factors like shadow/shading and altering color of the light source, is discussed. After that, the detection and description of color image features is explained, and the book ends with some applications in which the use of color in computer vision is shown.