Implement Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System

Author: Jamie McQuiggan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118841549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Step-by-step guidance for implementing an effective statewide longitudinal data system Every U.S. state faces challenges in its efforts to ensure the highest-quality education for students. To address these challenges, a growing number of states are establishing statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs), a data-rich system integrating relevant data about a student's education. Implementing Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems for Education presents a detailed and contextualized discussion of SLDSs, which will serve as a recipe for states that want to implement an SLDS, develop design and enactment of new and existing SLDS systems, addressing implementation, operation and optimization. Provides a contextualized discussion of the history and purpose of SLDSs Describes how to plan for and implement an SLDS, including best practices regarding data governance, standards and privacy Discusses proven methods of data management, and details the two most popular methods of database architectures used for SLDSs Provides 5 case studies of states successfully using SLDSs Offers suggestions for expansion and inclusion of new datasets over time This essential book addresses the culture of data concept, providing a guide for states to usher in a new era in their education system where data is invaluable and used by everyone, not simply the newest version of the old system. A robust LDS initiative includes linked student records, teacher records, test scores, course selection, finances, certifications, licensure, salary and more. Concluding with a discussion of the potential future uses of SLDS, this book is the ultimate guide to SLDS implementation and understanding.

Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing

Author: Sean C. Keenan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119053226
Format: PDF, ePub
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A PROVEN APPROACH FOR CREATING and IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE for DATA and ANALYTICS Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing offers a key resource for understanding and implementing effective data governance practices and data modeling within financial organizations. Sean Keenan—a noted expert on the topic—outlines the strategic core competencies, includes best practices, and suggests a set of mechanisms for self-evaluation. He shows what it takes for an institution to evaluate its information processing capability and how to take the practical steps toward improving it. Keenan outlines the strategies and tools needed for financial institutions to take charge and make the much-needed decisions to ensure that their firm's information processing assets are effectively designed, deployed, and utilized to meet the strict regulatory guidelines. This important resource is filled with practical observations about how information assets can be actively and effectively managed to create competitive advantage and improved financial results. Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing also includes a survey of case studies that highlight both the positive and less positive results that have stemmed from institutions either recognizing or failing to recognize the strategic importance of information processing capabilities.

Unleashing Your Inner Leader

Author: Vickie Bevenour
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111904703X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Leverage your brand of leadership for maximum results Unleashing Your Inner Leader: Executive Coach Tells All presents the premise that there is a powerful leader inside each of us. The focus is on real life exercises and case studies to help you discover, release, and leverage your inner leader: to reach heights in your career that you never thought possible. The book discusses the individual’s impact on the organization and which professional behaviors most frequently demonstrate leadership competencies. Conduct a “forensic intervention” to find out what is going awry in your professional development, or what has gone wrong in the past, and craft a strategy to overcome obstacles, gain unmistakable clarity about yourself, and focus your abilities to match organizational needs. Great leaders start their assessments from the inside out, and their passion is so strong that it permeates their organizations and builds the culture, regardless of rank. They inspire their teams by sharing the spotlight and encouraging coworkers to excel, operating with clean authenticity to maximize results. Unleashing Your Inner Leader helps you recognize where you fall on the leadership spectrum, and provides practical advice for shaping your brand of leadership to capitalize on your authentic capability and potential. You’ll find expert insight as an executive business coach guides you to: Evaluate your strengths, values, and personal impact to craft a vision for the world around you Discover what’s holding you back from maximum effectiveness Tap into your undiscovered potential, and inspire your team to excellence Recognize what it will take to move you and your organization to the next level It is often very difficult for leaders to see their own greatness, unlock it, and use it in a practical way to get results. Be the spark that ignites your team, and steer your own development toward becoming an impactful leader with Unleashing Your Inner Leader.

Mobile Learning

Author: Scott McQuiggan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118894308
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explore the game-changing technology that allows mobile learning to effectively reach K-12 students Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators and Learners provides research-based foundations for developing, evaluating, and integrating effective mobile learning pedagogy. Twenty-first century students require twenty-first century technology, and mobile devices provide new and effective ways to educate children. But with new technologies come new challenges—therefore, this handbook presents a comprehensive look at mobile learning by synthesizing relevant theories and drawing practical conclusions for developers, educators, and students. Mobile devices—in ways that the laptop, the personal computer, and netbook computers have not—present the opportunity to make learning more engaging, interactive, and available in both traditional classroom settings and informal learning environments. From theory to practice, Mobile Learning explores how mobile devices are different than their technological predecessors, makes the case for developers, teachers, and parents to invest in the technology, and illustrates the many ways in which it is innovative, exciting, and effective in educating K-12 students. Explores how mobile devices can support the needs of students Provides examples, screenshots, graphics, and visualizations to enhance the material presented in the book Provides developers with the background necessary to create the apps their audience requires Presents the case for mobile learning in and out of classrooms as early as preschool Discusses how mobile learning enables better educational opportunities for the visually impaired, students with Autism, and adult learners. If you're a school administrator, teacher, app developer, or parent, this topical book provides a theoretical, well-researched discussion of the pedagogical theory and mobile learning, as well as practical advice in setting up a mobile learning strategy.

Nichtlineare Finite Elemente Analyse von Festk rpern und Strukturen

Author: René de Borst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527678026
Format: PDF
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Echte Ingenieursprobleme sind intrinsisch nichtlinear. Kennnisse der nichtlinearen Finiten-Elemente-Analyse sind für Maschinenbauer, Bauingenieure und Werkstofftechniker daher unabdingbar. Mit ihrer Hilfe lassen sich mechanische Festigkeitsberechnungen durchführen, zeit- und kostenintensive Tests bei der Produktentwicklung werden so reduziert. Didaktisch schlüssig vom Modell und dessen theoretischer Durchdringung bis zum Algorithmus und dessen praktischer Implementierung bietet dieses Buch eine Einführung in die nichtlineare Finite-Elemente-Analyse ? leicht zugänglich, kompakt und auf die technische Ausrichtung fokussiert: - mathematische und kontinuumsmechanische Grundlagen, Lösungstechniken für nichtlineare Probleme in der statischen und dynamischen Analyse - erste Einblicke in geometrische Nichtlinearitäten - Schädigung, Plastizität und zeitabhängige Nichtlinearitäten - Plastizität von Balken, Bögen und Schalen - elastische und elastoplastische Finite-Elemente-Analyse großer Dehnungen - Einführung in moderne Diskretisierungskonzepte Hilfreich fürs Bestehen von Prüfungen sind die Beispiele im frei erhältlichen Finite-Elemente-Code auf Python?-Basis. Das dazugehörige Hintergrundwissen macht den User mit den Möglichkeiten und Grenzen moderner Finite-Elemente-Software vertraut. Der ideale Einstieg in die nichtlineare Finite-Elemente-Analyse für Studenten und Praktiker ? mit so viel Mathematik wie nötig und so vielen realen Ingenieursproblemen wie möglich. Mit Beispielen im Finite-Elemente-Code auf Python?-Basis unter: www.wiley-vch.de

Anatomie des Sozialen Prinzipien der analytischen Soziologie

Author: Peter Hedström
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531153971
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Einer der weltweit führenden Soziologen, Peter Hedström, zeichnet die Grundlagen einer analytischen Soziologie nach. Er argumentiert für eine erklärende Soziologie, die Theorie und Empirie miteinander verbindet.

Sei naiv und mach ein Experiment Feodor Lynen

Author: Heike Will
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527636501
Format: PDF, ePub
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1964 wurden Feodor Lynen und Konrad Bloch mit dem Nobelpreis für Physiologie oder Medizin ausgezeichnet. Seit Feodor Lynens Todesjahr 1979 erhalten jährlich bis zu 150 Nachwuchswissenschaftler ein Feodor-Lynen-Stipendium für Forschung im Ausland von der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)und seit 1982 gibt es die Feodor Lynen Lecture für die erfolgreichsten Biochemiker der Welt. Heike Will verfasste nun die erste Biographie in engem Austausch mit vielen Zeitzeugen über Feodor Lynen als Mensch - bayerisches Urgestein -, Wissenschaftler und diplomatischen Gestalter. Sie beschreibt die Evolution der Biochemie von den dreißiger bis zu den achtziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts: Wie Feodor Lynen und Kollegen im Wettstreit der "Chemie im Körper" auf die Spur kamen. Feodor Lynen erforschte nichts Geringeres als die biochemische Katalyse, die natürlichen Reaktionswege von der Essigsäure zu Fettsäuren, Cholesterin und Steroidhormonen. Auch Naturkautschuk, die Funktionsweise lebenswichtiger Vitamine und Multienzymkomplexe waren im Fokus seiner wissenschaftlichen Neugier. Feodor Lynen war in vieler Hinsicht ein Pionier: Er prägte das Arbeiten mit Modelsubstanzen, baute Brücken für den Austausch deutscher Forscher mit Wissenschaftlern aus USA, Israel, Japan und China in den eisigen Zeiten nach dem 2. Weltkrieg, verband Chemie, Medizin und Biologie, Institute und Gesellschaften. Er beeinflusste das Wirken vieler wissenschaftlicher Organisationen wie der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH), der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), der Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM), und des Goethe-Institutes. Er widmete sich der Erforschung der dynamischen Lebensprozesse mit Mut zu Risiken, enormer Ausdauer und der von seinem Lehrer Heinrich Wieland vorgelebten, von Logik geprägten, kritischen und sorgfältigen Arbeitsweise. Heute ist Lynens wissenschaftliches Werk in den Grundlagen des biochemischen Fachwissens aufgegangen. Heike Wills Biographie öffnet allen Spätgeborenen den Zugang zu Sternstunden der deutschen Biochemie in internationalem Umfeld in oft sehr schwierigen Zeiten und erlaubt die Evolution der biochemischen Forschung bis heute zu begreifen.