Looseleaf for Con ctate

Author: Darcy Lear
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259150340
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Students of Introductory Spanish learn best when they are connecting—with authentic culture, with each other as a community, and with the language as used in real-world settings. Conéctate sparks the curiosity that builds these connections as students drive toward communicative and cultural confidence and proficiency. The Conéctate program’s distinctive approach is built around the following principles. Focused approach: Conéctate concentrates on what Introductory Spanish students can reasonably be expected to learn, allowing for sustained engagement with the material that respects the natural process of language acquisition. An intentional focus, first on meaning and then on form, puts in action the best practices of second language pedagogy. Plus, Conéctate’s reduced grammar scope leaves more time for the systematic review and recycling of vocabulary and grammar required for students to achieve mastery of first-year skills. Fortifying this process at every turn is LearnSmartTM, a powerful, super-adaptive learning program that guides students on an individualized path toward mastery of all the vocabulary and grammar in Conéctate. Active learning: Conéctate gives students the opportunity to explore language and culture through interactive activities that keep them focused and engaged. Vocabulary and grammar in Conéctate are taught using an active learning approach, nudging students to discover new vocabulary and language rules through a carefully balanced mix of inductive and explicit presentations and hands-on learning. Students are similarly asked to take an active role in an immersive online game, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, designed around a study abroad experience in which they leverage their language and cultural skills to accomplish tasks and solve problems in various real-world scenarios. Integration of culture: Building on the active learning theme, students develop and apply critical thinking skills as they draw personal conclusions about the rich culture presented throughout Conéctate. Culture is embedded within the language activities themselves, included in notes that expand on the activity at hand, and seen through the integrated video that forms the basis for many activities in each chapter of the text. This authentic, unscripted video introduces students to useful chunks of language, real-world Spanish, and a wide range of topics related to cultural themes. Conéctate’s stunning video was shot in Spain, Panama, Miami, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Mexico, and exposes students to a wide variety of people in each country who discuss topics that are familiar and engaging to students. Mobile Tools for Digital Success: The digital tools available in the Connect Spanish platform with Conéctate also successfully promote student progress by providing extensive opportunities to practice and hone their developing skills. These learning opportunities include online communicative activities, instant feedback, peerediting, sophisticated reporting, an immersive game, and an interactive eBook with embedded video and audio. The mobile-friendly platform allows students to engage in the course material anytime and everywhere. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. *Connect Spanish, including but not limited to the workbook/lab manual, LearnSmart, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, the video program, and chat tools, is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.

Practical Spanish Grammar

Author: Marcial Prado
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471134465
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combiningthe quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learningtools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide givesyou a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today'susage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you: * A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, andretested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace * Exercises to reinforce what you've learned * Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanishgrammatical structures * Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words * Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms

Understanding Business

Author: William Nickels
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259302644
Format: PDF
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Understanding Business has long been the market leader because we listen to instructors and students. With this eleventh edition we are proud to offer a platinum experience, that: Improves Student Performance—Understanding Business puts students at the center. It’s the only learning program on the market to offer proven adaptive technology that increases grades by a full letter through Connect® Business, and the only program to offer the first and only adaptive eBook ever, SmartBook. Enhances your Teaching—The authors are dedicated to supporting your teaching and your student’s learning, which is why they listen to YOU and develop resources based on YOUR suggestions and course needs. This is the only author-team on the market that carefully review each and every resource to ensure cohesion. Accessible to All—This learning program has moved toward tighter compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and provides students the opportunity to learn regardless of learning style or disability. What’s more, it earner a perfect score of 100 points possible by Quality Matters, an independent organization that reviews and certifies the quality of online courses and online components. Choose a platinum experience. Choose Understanding Business.

Knowledge Cartography

Author: Alexandra Okada
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1447164709
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Focuses on the process by which manually crafting interactive, hypertextual maps clarifies one’s own understanding, communicates it to others, and enables collective intelligence. The authors see mapping software as visual tools for reading and writing in a networked age. In an information ocean, the challenge is to find meaningful patterns around which we can weave plausible narratives. Maps of concepts, discussions and arguments make the connections between ideas tangible - and critically, disputable. With 22 chapters from leading researchers and practitioners (5 of them new for this edition), the reader will find the current state-of-the-art in the field. Part 1 focuses on knowledge maps for learning and teaching in schools and universities, before Part 2 turns to knowledge maps for information analysis and knowledge management in professional communities, but with many cross-cutting themes: · reflective practitioners documenting the most effective ways to map · conceptual frameworks for evaluating representations · real world case studies showing added value for professionals · more experimental case studies from research and education · visual languages, many of which work on both paper and with software · knowledge cartography software, much of it freely available and open source · visit the companion website for extra resources: books.kmi.open.ac.uk/knowledge-cartography Knowledge Cartography will be of interest to learners, educators, and researchers in all disciplines, as well as policy analysts, scenario planners, knowledge managers and team facilitators. Practitioners will find new perspectives and tools to expand their repertoire, while researchers will find rich enough conceptual grounding for further scholarship.

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

Author: Nicholas C. Zakas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118233093
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. Coverage includes: JavaScript use with HTML to create dynamic webpages, language concepts including syntax and flow control statements variable handling given their loosely typed nature built-in reference types such as object and array object-oriented programing powerful aspects of function expressions Browser Object Model allowing interaction with the browser itself detecting the client and its capabilities Document Object Model (DOM) objects available in DOM Level 1 how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM events, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should work enhancing form interactions and working around browser limitations using the canvas tag to create on-the-fly graphics JavaScript API changes in HTML5 how browsers handle JavaScript errors and error handling features of JavaScript used to read and manipulate XML data the JSON data format as an alternative to XML Ajax techniques including the use of XMLHttpRequest object and CORS complex patterns including function currying, partial function application, and dynamic functions offline detection and storing data on the client machine techniques for JavaScript in an enterprise environment for better maintainability This book is aimed at three groups of readers: Experienced object-oriented programming developers looking to learn JavaScript as it relates to traditional OO languages such as Java and C++; Web application developers attempting to enhance site usability; novice JavaScript developers. Nicholas C. Zakas worked with the Web for over a decade. He has worked on corporate intranet applications used by some of the largest companies in the world and large-scale consumer websites such as MyYahoo! and the Yahoo! homepage. He regularly gives talks at companies and conferences regarding front-end best practices and new technology.

Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South

Author: Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl
Publisher: African Minds
ISBN: 1928331483
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Education in the Global South faces several key interrelated challenges, for which Open Educational Resources (OER) are seen to be part of the solution. These challenges include: unequal access to education; variable quality of educational resources, teaching, and student performance; and increasing cost and concern about the sustainability of education. The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project seeks to build on and contribute to the body of research on how OER can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. This volume examines aspects of educator and student adoption of OER and engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in secondary and tertiary education as well as teacher professional development in 21 countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The ROER4D studies and syntheses presented here aim to help inform Open Education advocacy, policy, practice and research in developing countries.

Cuadros Student Text Volume 1 of 4 Introductory Spanish

Author: Sheri Spaine Long
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285225724
Format: PDF, ePub
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CUADROS offers Introductory and Intermediate Spanish students an individualized language learning experience within an easy-to-use, 4-volume, 4-semester framework. Each CUADROS volume sets a realistic pace, seamlessly transitioning students from Introductory to Intermediate Spanish. Preliminary Chapters at the start of Volumes 2, 3, and 4 review and recycle previously covered material to bridge the gap between semesters and prepare students to move on. Volumes 1 & 2 cover Introductory Spanish;Volumes 3 & 4 cover Intermediate Spanish. CUADROS follows a pay-as-you-go model, allowing your students to USE the volume they need, WHEN they need it! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conexiones

Author: Eduardo J. Zayas-Bazán
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205955398
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Click. Play. Discover a Whole New World! Conexiones: Comunicación y cultura, 5th Edition represents a fresh start for a program that has successfully taught thousands of students. Though the new 5th edition still retains what has always made Conexiones great, the new edition was rebuilt from the ground up thanks to feedback from instructors and students across the country. Through relevant and appealing topics, a true intermediate grammar sequence, and a focus on the dynamic cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, students will reach higher levels of proficiency and discover a whole new world with Conexiones: Comunicación y cultura, 5th Edition. Teaching & Learning Experience Improve Communication Skills While Engaging Students: Conexiones connects to the real world students live in and are exposed to in the media, as well as to the disciplines of study across campus. Until now, the disconnect between basic language study and advanced study has been abrupt and difficult to bridge for both the students and the instructors teaching the advanced courses. We’ve made it easier! Achieve Consistent Learning Outcomes: Conexiones brings students to a true intermediate-level of proficiency through its carefully chosen scope and sequence and gives steudents the necessary foundation to succeed in higher-level classes. Connect With Culture: With Conexiones, language and culture are inseparable; part of the same mosaic, each informing the other. Rich in cultural input throughout chapters, Conexiones also integrates music, art, and literature to expand upon chapter topics in the Comunicación y cultura sections. A brand-new video program captures the richness of the cultures of Spanish-speaking world. Save Time Administering Your Course: MySpanishLab® offers the most powerful instructor tools available to help instructors efficiently manage their courses and stay connected with their students. 0205950353 / 9780205950355 Conexiones: Comunicacion y cultura Plus MySpanishLab (multi semester access) -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205886973 / 9780205886975 Conexiones: Comunicación y cultura 020589853X / 9780205898534 MySpanishLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Conexiones: Comunicación y cultura (multi semester access)

The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge

Author: Susan Earley
Publisher: Technics Publications Llc
ISBN: 9781935504023
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by over 120 data management practitioners, this is the most impressive compilation of data management principals and best practices, ever assembled. It provides data management and IT professionals, executives, knowledge workers, educators, and researchers with a framework to manage their data and mature their information infrastructure. The equivalent of the PMBOK or the BABOK, the DAMA-DMBOK provides information on: Data Governance; Data Architecture Management; Data Development; Database Operations Management; Data Security Management; Reference & Master Data Management; Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Management; Document & Content Management; Meta Data Management; Data Quality Management; Professional Development. As an authoritative introduction to data management, the goals of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide are: To build consensus for a generally applicable view of data management functions; To provide standard definitions for commonly used data management functions, deliverables, roles, and other terminology; To document guiding principles for data management; To present a vendor-neutral overview to commonly accepted good practices, widely adopted methods and techniques, and significant alternative approaches; To clarify the scope and boundaries of data management; To act as a reference which guides readers to additional resources for further understanding.