Studying Using the Web

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134140533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Anyone can type a few keywords into a search engine. But that’s only the beginning. With Studying Using the Web you can find the right material, check its authenticity, transform it into your own original work and keep up-to-date on essential topics. The book is about how to find the right information, and making the most of it. It shows you how to: know what to look for make the best use of search facilities gather pictures, sounds and more make use of the human side of the internet learn how to test information with a trust CSI kit collect and structure your information effectively make text your own keep up to date. You could stay jogging round the information track. But think how much better you could do with the right technology and skills to harness a leading-edge study machine. Move into the study fast track now.

The Internet

Author: Lelia Green
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887694
Format: PDF, ePub
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Life without the internet, a very new technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in western nations. Today the internet is intrinsic to media and communications, entertainment, politics, defence, business, banking, education and administrative systems as well as to social interaction. The Internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew. Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the internet is increasingly driven by its users. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, and even engage with global politics. At the same time three-quarters of the worlds population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, The Internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, cultural, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating.

Studying at a Distance

Author: Christine Talbot
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523805X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Studying at a Distance 3/e provides practical help and encouragement for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

The Routledge Introduction to American Modernism

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317538102
Format: PDF, ePub
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The modernist period was crucial for American literature as it gave writers the chance to be truly innovative and create their own distinct identity. Starting slightly earlier than many guides to modernism this lucid and comprehensive guide introduces the reader to the essential history of the period including technology, religion, economy, class, gender and immigration. These contexts are woven of into discussions of many significant authors and texts from the period. Wagner-Martin brings her years of writing about American modernism to explicate poetry and drama as well as fiction and life-writing. Among the authors emphasized are Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, John Dos Passos, William Carlos Williams, Mike Gold, James T. Farrell, Clifford Odets, John Steinbeck and countless others. A clear and engaging introduction to an exciting period of literature, this is the ultimate guide for those seeking an overview of American Modernism.

What is Microhistory

Author: Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135047073
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This unique and detailed analysis provides the first accessible and comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, methodology of microhistory – one of the most significant innovations in historical scholarship to have emerged in the last few decades. The introduction guides the reader through the best-known example of microstoria, The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg, and explains the benefits of studying an event, place or person in microscopic detail. In Part I, István M. Szijártó examines the historiography of microhistory in the Italian, French, Germanic and the Anglo-Saxon traditions, shedding light on the roots of microhistory and asking where it is headed. In Part II, Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon uses a carefully selected case study to show the important difference between the disciplines of macro- and microhistory and to offer practical instructions for those historians wishing to undertake micro-level analysis. These parts are tied together by a Postscript in which the status of microhistory within contemporary historiography is examined and its possibilities for the future evaluated. What is Microhistory? surveys the significant characteristics shared by large groups of microhistorians, and how these have now established an acknowledged place within any general discussion of the theory and methodology of history as an academic discipline.

The Routledge Course in Business Chinese

Author: Qinghai Chen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415668033
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Routledge Course in Business Chinese has been specifically designed for students in the fourth year of language learning or above who wish to progress their language training and prepare to tackle real-life business situations confidently and effectively. Designed to prepare students for the world of business, The Routledge Course in Business Chinese presents timeless business knowledge through topics ranging from frequently occurring business activities, economic systems and phenomena, to issues of common interest. Topics include: the stock market, international trade and economic recession and inflation. Business knowledge is presented as a means to facilitate language learning, while the content-based materials enhance cultural awareness. The course focuses primarily on developing advanced language skills with particular emphasis on formal styles and business terminology. Students are supported and guided through the course as they develop the skills they need to continue learning for themselves. Students are encouraged and inspired to explore and keep up-to-date with new developments in China's economy through their own efforts, thus developing an independent learning style and connecting classroom learning to the real-world. Key features: focuses on practical language skills and language learning skills foundation in the common core of the language reinforced through task-based exercises to encourage language use provides timeless topics as a foundation and encourages students to acquire recent information to supplement this through their own efforts thus guiding them to make the necessary connections between the classroom and the real world. By the end of this rewarding course students will have the language skills and learning skills required to deal effectively with a range of business situations and the skills to prepare themselves for any future business encounters.

Producing for Profit

Author: Andrew Stevens
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317309618
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Producing for Profit: A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films, Andrew Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. Far more than just theory, the book outlines practical applications that filmmakers of all levels can use to succeed in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Readers will learn how to develop screenplays that are commercial, and how to negotiate, finance, cast, produce, sell, distribute, and market a film that will make a profit. The book contains numerous examples from the author’s own films, including sample budgets, schedules, and a variety of industry-standard contracts. This is the definitive book that every producer must have!

The Producer s Business Handbook

Author: John J. Lee, Jr.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351686364
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated 4th edition of The Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. This edition has been updated to include the latest opportunities presented by changing technology and their impact on the producer’s ability to brand, monetize, finance and globally release content. Also included is new information on audience, earning, distribution and funding opportunities created by the explosive growth of VR, AR, 360 and gaming, as well as the rapid conversion to OTT. Additional features include: Completely updated production financing worksheets – an essential tool for producers; Expanded information for low-budget independent producers, internationally-based producers, producers using government funding, and film school students alike; Coverage of China’s changing entertainment landscape, including their entertainment consumption, their commitment to produce content for the big global territories, and more; New, full-color illustrations and graphics that provide a visual representation of complex topics.