E Learning 2010

Author: Michael Breitner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783790823554
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Technologiebasiertes und mobiles Lernen und Lehren sind in der Informations- und Wissensgesellschaft von zentraler Bedeutung. Ziel des Sammelbandes ist es, einen Blick in die nahe Zukunft des E- und M-Learnings zu werfen: der lebenslangen Aus- und Weiterbildung vom Vorschul- bis ins Rentenalter unter Verwendung von Rechnern und Rechnernetzwerken. Bei der Entwicklung solcher Angebote kommt es vor allem darauf an, ganzheitliche, integrierte Ansätze zu finden, die die drei Säulen Technologie, Didaktik und Betriebswirtschaftslehre berücksichtigen.

Enterprise Knowledge Infrastructures

Author: Micha Maeder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540897682
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Success of an organization is increasingly dependent on its capability to create an environment in order to improve productivity of knowledge work. This book focuses on the concepts, models and technologies that are used to design and implement such an environment. It develops the vision of a modular, yet highly integrated enterprise knowledge infrastructure and presents an idealized architecture replete with current technologies and systems. The most important streams of technological development that are covered in the book are communication, collaboration, document and content management, e-learning, enterprise portals, business process management, information life cycle management, information retrieval and visualization, knowledge management, mobile computing, application and network infrastructure, Semantic Web and social software. It includes learning goals, exercises and case examples that help the reader to easily understand and practice the concepts.

Multimedia Learning

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521514126
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool, Mayer explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. Recent advances in graphics technology and information technology have prompted new efforts to understand the potential of multimedia learning as a means of promoting human understanding. In this second edition, Mayer includes double the number of experimental comparisons, 6 new principles - signalling, segmenting, pertaining, personalization, voice and image principles. The 12 principles of multimedia instructional design have been reorganized into three sections - reducing extraneous processing, managing essential processing and fostering generative processing. Finally an indication of the maturity of the field is that the second edition highlights boundary conditions for each principle research-based constraints on when a principle is likely or not likely to apply. The boundary conditions are interpreted in terms of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and help to enrich theories of multimedia learning.

In Memory Data Management

Author: Hasso Plattner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642295754
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the last fifty years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. This book presents, for the first time, how in-memory data management is changing the way businesses are run. Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model. This book provides the technical foundation for processing combined transactional and analytical operations in the same database. In the year since we published the first edition of this book, the performance gains enabled by the use of in-memory technology in enterprise applications has truly marked an inflection point in the market. The new content in this second edition focuses on the development of these in-memory enterprise applications, showing how they leverage the capabilities of in-memory technology. The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes.

Preserving Survivors Memories

Author: Nicolas Apostolopoulos
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3981855604
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Due to the generation shift, the central challenge has become to preserve the memories of the survivors of National Socialist persecution and to anchor these within 21st century cultural memory. In this transition phase, which includes rapid technical developments within information and communications technology, high expectations are being made of the collections of survivors audio and video interviews. This publication reflects the interdisciplinary debates currently taking place on the various digital techniques of preserving eyewitness interviews. The focus is how the changes in media technology are affecting the various fields of work, which include storage/archiving, education as well as the reception of the interviews.

Knowledge Management in Digital Change

Author: Klaus North
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319735462
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This book features both cutting-edge contributions on managing knowledge in transformational contexts and a selection of real-world case studies. It analyzes how the disruptive power of digitization is becoming a major challenge for knowledge-based value creation worldwide, and subsequently examines the changes in how we manage information and knowledge, communicate, collaborate, learn and decide within and across organizations. The book highlights the opportunities provided by disruptive renewal, while also stressing the need for knowledge workers and organizations to transform governance, leadership and work organization. Emerging new business models and digitally enabled co-creation are presented as drivers that can help establish new ways of managing knowledge. In turn, a number of carefully selected and interpreted case studies provide a link to practice in organizations.

Quilt Designs from the Thirties

Author: Sara Nephew
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486281566
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Includes a brief history of 1930s quilting designs; reliable information on how to identify, authenticate, clean and repair quilts; a special section highlighting 13 quilt makers of the 1930s, with examples of their work; and patterns for 13 quilt blocks.

Deathwatch

Author: C. Scott Combs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231163460
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to Òwatch lifeÓ and Òwrite movement,Ó it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinemaÕs long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and connects the slow or static process of dying to formal film innovation throughout the twentieth century. C. Scott Combs analyzes films that stretch from cinemaÕs origins to the end of the twentieth century, looking at attractions-based cinema, narrative films, early sound cinema, and films using voiceover or images of medical technology. Through films such as Thomas EdisonÕs Electrocuting an Elephant (1903), D. W. GriffithÕs The Country Doctor (1909), John FordÕs How Green Was My Valley (1941), Billy WilderÕs Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stanley KubrickÕs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Clint EastwoodÕs Million Dollar Baby (2004), Combs argues that the end of dying occurs more than once, in more than one place. Working against the notion that film cannot capture the end of life because it cannot stop moving forward, that it cannot induce the photographic fixity of the death instant, this book argues that the place of death in cinema is persistently in flux, wedged between technological precision and embodied perception. Along the way, Combs consolidates and reconceptualizes old and new debates in film theory.

Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Logistics

Author: Wilhelm Dangelmaier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642124615
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Intimesofdecliningeconomicgrowth,companieshavetocontroltheircostsmore than ever to saveresources needed in the future. Regardless of the economic size of the company, the processes of production and logistics play a decisive role in stabilizing procedures and avoiding waste. Both are important cost drivers in manufacturing companies and therefore they o?er large potential savings. Pervasive networking in the last years has contributed to a hitherto unknown transparency of global markets. This harmonization opened up new possibilities of entering foreign markets for procurement and sales to the companies. The emerging global procurement strategy was understood as a chance to rethink the relocation of existing production facilities to pro?t from existing di?erences in price and performance as a resource-saving factor. Many companies tended towards a reduction of their vertical integration by outsourcing sections of their value chain. These contracted services of production result in higher transport volumes, increased complexity of supply processes and new requirements on - gistic networks. This trend of outsourcing has not stopped, but is slowing down noticeably. Additionally,thereisanincreasingproportionofcompaniesrestoring business units that were outsourced before. Reasons for turning back decisions are often to be found in missed goals. It is not unusual that important cost f- tors were disregarded in the original basis of decision-making. In the meantime many companies have realized that it is easier to achieve stability of processes and therewith a control of costs by increasing their own contribution to p- duction. Especially in times of under-utilized capacities like in the current crisis, insourcingcanbeastrategicoption.