Filter
(found 4672 products)
Book cover image
A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with ...
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think
A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781848547926.jpg
17.05 USD

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

by Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
Paperback
Book cover image
Human-Machine Interaction for Vehicles: Review and Outlook surveys and explores the significant and growing body of research on the topic of modern in-vehicle user interfaces. Today's vehicles have myriad user interfaces, from those related to the moment-to-moment control of the vehicle, to those that allow the consumption of information and ...
Human-Machine Interaction for Vehicles: Review and Outlook
Human-Machine Interaction for Vehicles: Review and Outlook surveys and explores the significant and growing body of research on the topic of modern in-vehicle user interfaces. Today's vehicles have myriad user interfaces, from those related to the moment-to-moment control of the vehicle, to those that allow the consumption of information and entertainment. The bulk of the research in this domain is related to manual driving. With recent advances in automated vehicles, attention has increasingly focused on user interactions. In exploring human-machine interaction for both manual and automated driving, a key issue has been how to create safe in-vehicle interactions that assist the driver in completing the driving task, as well as to allow drivers to accomplish various non-driving tasks. In automated vehicles, human-machine interactions will increasingly allow users to reclaim their time, so that they can engage in non-driving tasks. Given that it is unlikely that most vehicles will be fully automated in the near future, there are also significant efforts to understand how to help the driver switch between different modes of automation. Human-Machine Interaction for Vehicles: Review and Outlook reviews the key findings from this line of research, as well as recommending areas for future work. It is an ideal primer for researchers and user interface designers working in the area.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781680834147.jpg
78.750000 USD

Human-Machine Interaction for Vehicles: Review and Outlook

by Andrew L. Kun
Paperback
Book cover image
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2018, held in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, in June 2018. The 91 full papers presented together with 15 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 179 submissions. The papers are organized ...
Image Analysis and Recognition: 15th International Conference, ICIAR 2018, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, June 27-29, 2018, Proceedings
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2018, held in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, in June 2018. The 91 full papers presented together with 15 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 179 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Enhancement, Restoration and Reconstruction, Image Segmentation, Detection, Classication and Recognition, Indexing and Retrieval, Computer Vision, Activity Recognition, Traffic and Surveillance, Applications, Biomedical Image Analysis, Diagnosis and Screening of Ophthalmic Diseases, and Challenge on Breast Cancer Histology Images.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319929996.jpg
146.990000 USD

Image Analysis and Recognition: 15th International Conference, ICIAR 2018, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, June 27-29, 2018, Proceedings

Paperback
Book cover image
Social media platforms are the latest manifestation in a series of sociotechnical innovations designed to enhance civic engagement, political participation, and global activism. While many researchers started out as optimists about the promise of social media for broadening participation and enhancing civic engagement, recent events have tempered that optimism. As ...
Social Media and Civic Engagement: History, Theory, and Practice
Social media platforms are the latest manifestation in a series of sociotechnical innovations designed to enhance civic engagement, political participation, and global activism. While many researchers started out as optimists about the promise of social media for broadening participation and enhancing civic engagement, recent events have tempered that optimism. As this book goes to press, Facebook is fighting a battle over the massive disclosure of user information during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, social analytics company Cambridge Analytica is being revealed as a major player in micro profiling voters in that same election, bots and fake news factories are undermining democratic discourse via social media worldwide, and the president of the United States is unnerving the world as a stream-of-consciousness Twitter user. This book is a foundational review of current research on social media and civic engagement organized in terms of history, theory, practice, and challenges. History reviews how researchers and developers have continuously pushed the envelope to explore technology enhancements for political and social discourse. Theory reveals that the use of globally-networked social technologies touches many fields including political science, sociology, psychology, media studies, network science, and more. Practice is examined through studies of political engagement both in democratic situations and in confrontational situations. Challenges are identified in order to find ways forward. For better or worse, social media for civic engagement has come of age. Citizens, politicians, and activists are utilizing social media in innovative ways, while bad actors are discovering possibilities for spreading dissension and undermining trust. We are at a sobering inflection point, and this book is your foundation for understanding how we got here and where we are going.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781627053945.jpg
57.700000 USD

Social Media and Civic Engagement: History, Theory, and Practice

by Scott P. Robertson
Paperback
Book cover image
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction, Symbiotic 2017, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in December 2017. The 8 full papers, 2 short papers and 1 report presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions. The International Workshop on Symbiotic ...
Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction, Symbiotic 2017, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in December 2017. The 8 full papers, 2 short papers and 1 report presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions. The International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction is the primary venue for presenting scientific work dealing with the symbiotic relationships between humans and computers and for discussing the nature and implications of such relationships.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319915920.jpg
62.990000 USD

Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

Paperback
Book cover image
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, ...
Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This `ecology of transition' was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting. By showing the gains in campus capital these first-generation college students obtained through social media, the authors offer concrete suggestions for how other universities and college-retention programs can utilize the findings to increase their own retention of first-generation college students.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780813594200.jpg
104.950000 USD

Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students

by Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Ana M Martinez Aleman, Mandy Savitz-Romer
Hardback
Book cover image
The growing presence of social media and computer use has caused significant changes to community engagement. With the ubiquity of these technologies, there is increasing engagement in social and political policies and changes. Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements is a pivotal reference source for the latest ...
Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements
The growing presence of social media and computer use has caused significant changes to community engagement. With the ubiquity of these technologies, there is increasing engagement in social and political policies and changes. Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on relevant theoretical and practical frameworks regarding online communities and social media as agents of social and political change. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as computer use, online engagement, and collective action, this publication is an ideal resource for researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of social psychology, social network analysis, media studies, information systems, and political science.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781522524953.jpg
204.750000 USD

Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements

Hardback
Book cover image
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, ...
Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This `ecology of transition' was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting. By showing the gains in campus capital these first-generation college students obtained through social media, the authors offer concrete suggestions for how other universities and college-retention programs can utilize the findings to increase their own retention of first-generation college students.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780813594194.jpg
31.450000 USD

Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students

by Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Ana M Martinez Aleman, Mandy Savitz-Romer
Paperback
Book cover image
Hybrid Human-Machine Information Systems leverage novel architectures that make systematic use of Human Computation by means of crowdsourcing. These architectures are capable of scaling over large amounts of data and simultaneously maintain high-quality data processing levels by introducing humans into the loop. Such hybrid systems have been developed to tackle ...
An Introduction to Hybrid Human-Machine Information Systems
Hybrid Human-Machine Information Systems leverage novel architectures that make systematic use of Human Computation by means of crowdsourcing. These architectures are capable of scaling over large amounts of data and simultaneously maintain high-quality data processing levels by introducing humans into the loop. Such hybrid systems have been developed to tackle a variety of problems and come with inter-disciplinary challenges. They need to deal with the full spectrum of challenges from the social science standpoint, such as understanding crowd workers behavior and motivations when performing tasks. These systems also need to overcome highly technical challenges like constraint optimization and resource allocation based on limited budgets and deadlines to be met. This monograph introduces the area of Human Computation and present an overview of different applications for which Hybrid Human-Machine Information Systems have already been used in the realms of data management, information retrieval, natural language processing, semantic web, machine learning, and multimedia to better solve existing problems. Finally, it discusses current research directions, opportunities for the future development of such systems and their application in practice.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781680833744.jpg
78.750000 USD

An Introduction to Hybrid Human-Machine Information Systems

by Gianluca Demartini, Djellel Eddine Difallah, Ujwal Gadiraju, Michele Catasta
Paperback
Book cover image
Living in Information: Architecture for Life Inside Small Glass Rectangles
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781933820651.jpg
30.450000 USD

Living in Information: Architecture for Life Inside Small Glass Rectangles

by Jorge Arango
Paperback
Book cover image
Neural Networks Without the Math
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9789887872559.jpg
9.440000 USD

Neural Networks Without the Math

by Alan French
Paperback
Book cover image
Internet of Things (Iot) in 5g Mobile Technologies
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319809144.jpg
188.990000 USD

Internet of Things (Iot) in 5g Mobile Technologies

Paperback
Book cover image
Catfished: Tales of Online Dating
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781720447856.jpg
13.640000 USD

Catfished: Tales of Online Dating

by Mr Robert N Lewis Jr
Paperback
Book cover image
Advanced Technologies in Modern Robotic Applications
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9789811092633.jpg
167.990000 USD

Advanced Technologies in Modern Robotic Applications

by Chenguang Yang, Hongbin Ma, Mengyin Fu
Paperback
Book cover image
The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781684413041.jpg
31.490000 USD

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users

by Guy Kawasaki, Peg Fitzpatrick
CD-Audio
Book cover image
The book represents the culmination of a hugely successful heritage preservation project initiated by the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology. It presents extensive research on the digital preservation of the history, mythology, art, architecture and culture of the world heritage site Hampi in Karnataka, the seat of ...
Digital Hampi: Preserving Indian Cultural Heritage
The book represents the culmination of a hugely successful heritage preservation project initiated by the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology. It presents extensive research on the digital preservation of the history, mythology, art, architecture and culture of the world heritage site Hampi in Karnataka, the seat of the Vijayanagara dynasty in medieval India. Further, the book introduces readers to a range of techniques developed by Indian technical research groups for digitally preserving both the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the region. These techniques are sufficiently generic to be applied in heritage preservation efforts for other historical sites around the world as well.Technological advances have made it possible to not only create digital archives of these heritage artifacts, but to also share these resources for people to view, explore, experience, and analyze. This book showcases how cutting-edge technology can be combined with cultural and historical research to digitize and preserve heritage. It is the consolidation of work conducted under the Indian Digital Heritage project, a unique initiative of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The project involved collaboration between researchers in the areas of Technology, Computer Science, Architecture and the Humanities for the digital documentation and interpretation of India's tangible and intangible heritage. It highlights the art, architecture, and cultural legacy of the world heritage site of Hampi in Karnataka, the medieval capital of the 14th-16th century Vijayanagara dynasty.The contributors to this book are scientists and technology experts from prominent academic institutes in India such as the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), NIIT, and NID (National Institute of Design) working in collaboration with some of India's top architects, art historians, anthropologists, heritage groups and multi-disciplinary cultural institutions such as the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). Their papers will introduce readers to cutting-edge technologies from research areas such as computer vision, 3D modeling and artificial intelligence as they are employed to preserve art and culture in the digital domain. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 details efforts and techniques for modeling and representing the tangible heritage of Hampi, such as the reconstruction of damaged structures, realistic walk-throughs, and haptic rendering. Part 2 includes chapters detailing the analysis and digital restoration of artifacts such as mural paintings, inscriptions and sculptures, as well as mobile-based visual search for artifacts. Part 3 includes chapters on conjectural re-constructions of the architectural life, social life and traditions of Hampi. Lastly, Part 4 addresses the knowledge-based archiving and exploration of cultural heritage.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9789811057373.jpg
146.990000 USD
Hardback
Book cover image
This book is an accessible introduction to data-driven storytelling, resulting from discussions between data visualization researchers and data journalists. This book will be the first to define the topic, present compelling examples and existing resources, as well as identify challenges and new opportunities for research.
Data-Driven Storytelling
This book is an accessible introduction to data-driven storytelling, resulting from discussions between data visualization researchers and data journalists. This book will be the first to define the topic, present compelling examples and existing resources, as well as identify challenges and new opportunities for research.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138197107.jpg
66.53 USD

Data-Driven Storytelling

Paperback
Book cover image
Drawing together contemporary research and thinking from leading scholars in the field to discuss the concept of the quantified self and life-logging, this book takes a lifecourse approach addressing (among others) usability and accessibility issues. As people engage with digital technologies (such as Fitbits and mHealth apps), to monitor physical ...
Mobile e-Health: 2017
Drawing together contemporary research and thinking from leading scholars in the field to discuss the concept of the quantified self and life-logging, this book takes a lifecourse approach addressing (among others) usability and accessibility issues. As people engage with digital technologies (such as Fitbits and mHealth apps), to monitor physical activity and nutrition and for managing chronic conditions (like diabetes or fall prevention), there is increasing interest in this emerging field. The use of digital games used for cognitive or physical rehabilitation in conjunction with these issues is relatively new, and a book covering the utility, use and best-design of these technologies for specific demographics will be a very welcome addition to the field. Focusing on life logging activities, mHealth apps and digital gaming across the lifespan (with particular emphasis on the over 70s), the book will provide readers with an overview of how research and development is converging from a variety of disciplines including human-computer interaction, public health, psychology, sociology and gerontology, with different questions being addressed and different research frameworks being utilised.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319606712.jpg
167.990000 USD

Mobile e-Health: 2017

Hardback
Book cover image
A World Without Whom is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of webspeak. As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of correct writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style ...
A World Without Whom : The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age
A World Without Whom is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of webspeak. As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of correct writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site's lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL. With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without whom, she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable word nerds in the digital media world--of which Favilla is queen--A World Without Whom is essential for readers and writers of all kinds, including of posts, tweets, texts, emails, and whatever comes next . . . so basically everyone.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781408895023.jpg
22.17 USD

A World Without Whom : The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

by Emmy J Favilla
Paperback
Book cover image
Data will not help you if you can't see it where you need it. Or can't collect it where you need it. Upon these principles, wearable technology was born. And although smart watches and fitness trackers have become almost ubiquitous, with in-body sensors on the horizon, the future applications of ...
Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality
Data will not help you if you can't see it where you need it. Or can't collect it where you need it. Upon these principles, wearable technology was born. And although smart watches and fitness trackers have become almost ubiquitous, with in-body sensors on the horizon, the future applications of wearable computers hold so much more. A trusted reference for almost 15 years, Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality goes beyond smart clothing to explore user interface design issues specific to wearable tech and areas in which it can be applied. Upon its initial publication, the first edition almost instantly became a trusted reference, setting the stage for the coming decade, in which the explosion in research and applications of wearable computers and augmented reality occurred. Written by expert researchers and teachers, each chapter in the second edition has been revised and updated to reflect advances in the field and provide fundamental knowledge on each topic, solidifying the book's reputation as a valuable technical resource as well as a textbook for augmented reality and ubiquitous computing courses. New Chapters in the Second Edition Explore: * Haptics * Visual displays * Use of augmented reality for surgery and manufacturing * Technical issues of image registration and tracking * Augmenting the environment with wearable audio interfaces * Use of augmented reality in preserving cultural heritage * Human-computer interaction and augmented reality technology * Spatialized sound and augmented reality * Augmented reality and robotics * Computational clothing From a technology perspective, much of what is happening now with wearables and augmented reality would not have been possible even five years ago. In the fourteen years since the first edition burst on the scene, the capabilities and applications of both technologies are orders of magnitude faster, smaller, and cheaper. Yet the book's overarching mission remains the same: to supply the fundamental information and basic knowledge about the design and use of wearable computers and augmented reality with the goal of enhancing people's lives.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138749313.jpg
102.38 USD

Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality

Paperback
Book cover image
Learn Office the easy way, no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. Using Office 2013 is the essential step by step guide to getting the most out of Microsoft Office traditional application (not SharePoint), providing a resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast. This book explores constructing professional ...
Using Office 2013: With Windows 8
Learn Office the easy way, no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. Using Office 2013 is the essential step by step guide to getting the most out of Microsoft Office traditional application (not SharePoint), providing a resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast. This book explores constructing professional looking documents; adding and using graphics and clipart; fonts, tables, graphs and formatting; creating stunning PowerPoint presentations for your lessons, lectures, speeches or business presentations; PowerPoint animations and effects; setting up your projector and laptop ready to present; using Excel to create spreadsheets to analyse data; Excel functions and formulas; Excel charts and graphs; and more...Techniques are illustrated in step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to office applications. Whether you are new to Microsoft Office, an experienced user or studying a computer skills course this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use Office.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781430266884.jpg
34.11 USD

Using Office 2013: With Windows 8

by Kevin Wilson
Paperback
Book cover image
Eco-driving has the potential to save fuel and reduce emissions without having to make any changes to vehicles or road infrastructure. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues in the human factors aspects of eco-driving strategies and interfaces and the effects on driver behaviour. A review of ...
Eco-Driving: From Strategies to Interfaces
Eco-driving has the potential to save fuel and reduce emissions without having to make any changes to vehicles or road infrastructure. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues in the human factors aspects of eco-driving strategies and interfaces and the effects on driver behaviour. A review of the literature concerning design, behaviour, and energy use led to an exploration of Ecological Interface Design, and the Skills, Rules, and Knowledge (SRK) taxonomy of human behaviour, particularly with regard to haptic information presented through the accelerator pedal. This book explains that eco-driving can be performed by anyone in control of a vehicle.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138032019.jpg
131.39 USD

Eco-Driving: From Strategies to Interfaces

by Rich C. Mcllroy, Professor Neville A. Stanton
Hardback
Book cover image
Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask how all these digital products are designed or why. It's time we changed that. Many of the services we rely on are full ...
Technically Wrong: Why Digital Products are Designed to Fail You
Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask how all these digital products are designed or why. It's time we changed that. Many of the services we rely on are full of oversights, biases and downright ethical nightmares. Chatbots that harass women. Sign-up forms that fail anyone who's not straight. Social media sites that send messages about dead relatives. Algorithms that put more black people behind bars. Technically Wrong takes an unflinching look at the values, processes and assumptions that lead to these problems and more. Wachter-Boettcher demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use-and demand more from the companies behind them.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780393634631.jpg
34.12 USD

Technically Wrong: Why Digital Products are Designed to Fail You

by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Hardback
Book cover image
A trio of headlines in the Chronicle of Higher Education seem to say it all: in 2013, A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves; in 2014, Doubts About MOOCs Continue to Rise, and in 2015, The MOOC Hype Fades. At the beginning of the 2010s, MOOCs, or Massive Open ...
Moocs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education
A trio of headlines in the Chronicle of Higher Education seem to say it all: in 2013, A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves; in 2014, Doubts About MOOCs Continue to Rise, and in 2015, The MOOC Hype Fades. At the beginning of the 2010s, MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, seemed poised to completely revolutionize higher education. But now, just a few years into the revolution, educators' enthusiasm seems to have cooled. As advocates and critics try to make sense of the rise and fall of these courses, both groups are united by one question: Where do we go from here? Elizabeth Losh has gathered experts from across disciplines education, rhetoric, philosophy, literary studies, history, computer science, and journalism to tease out lessons and chart a course into the future of open, online education. Instructors talk about what worked and what didn't. Students share their experiences as participants. And scholars consider the ethics of this education. The collection goes beyond MOOCs to cover variants such as hybrid or blended courses, SPOCs (Small Personalized Online Courses), and DOCCs (Distributed Open Collaborative Course). Together, these essays provide a unique, even-handed look at the MOOC movement and will serve as a thoughtful guide to those shaping the next steps for open education.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780226469454.jpg
39.380000 USD

Moocs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Paperback
Book cover image
The evolution of the multi-billion-dollar computer services industry, from consulting and programming to data analytics and cloud computing, with case studies of important companies. The computer services industry has worldwide annual revenues of nearly a trillion dollars and employs millions of workers, but is often overshadowed by the hardware and ...
Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services Industry
The evolution of the multi-billion-dollar computer services industry, from consulting and programming to data analytics and cloud computing, with case studies of important companies. The computer services industry has worldwide annual revenues of nearly a trillion dollars and employs millions of workers, but is often overshadowed by the hardware and software products industries. In this book, Jeffrey Yost shows how computer services, from consulting and programming to data analytics and cloud computing, have played a crucial role in shaping information technology-in making IT work. Tracing the evolution of the computer services industry from the 1950s to the present, Yost provides case studies of important companies (including IBM, Hewlett Packard, Andersen/Accenture, EDS, Infosys, and others) and profiles of such influential leaders as John Diebold, Ross Perot, and Virginia Rometty. He offers a fundamental reinterpretation of IBM as a supplier of computer services rather than just a producer of hardware, exploring how IBM bundled services with hardware for many years before becoming service-centered in the 1990s. Yost describes the emergence of companies that offered consulting services, data processing, programming, and systems integration. He examines the development of industry-defining trade associations; facilities management and the firm that invented it, Ross Perot's EDS; time sharing, a precursor of the cloud; IBM's early computer services; and independent contractor brokerages. Finally, he explores developments since the 1980s: the transformations of IBM and Hewlett Packard; the offshoring of enterprises and labor; major Indian IT service providers and the changing geographical deployment of U.S.-based companies; and the paradigm-changing phenomenon of cloud service.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780262036726.jpg
52.82 USD

Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services Industry

by Jeffrey R Yost
Hardback
Book cover image
Adolescents are forging a new path to self-development, taking advantage of the technology at their fingertips to produce desired results. In Adolescents and their Facebook Narratives, Walsh specifically explores how social media impacts teenagers' personal development. Indeed, through unique empirical data, Walsh presents an aspect of teen media use that ...
Adolescents and Their Facebook Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age
Adolescents are forging a new path to self-development, taking advantage of the technology at their fingertips to produce desired results. In Adolescents and their Facebook Narratives, Walsh specifically explores how social media impacts teenagers' personal development. Indeed, through unique empirical data, Walsh presents an aspect of teen media use that is not often documented in the press - the seemingly deep and meaningful process of evaluating the self visually in an attempt to reconcile their presentation with their internal self-story . Nevertheless, as Walsh outlines, this is not a process without its challenges. Tracking teenagers' progress towards self-validation from the offline stages preceding online exhibitions, this enlightening volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, scholars and researchers interested in fields such as Social Media Studies, Sociology of Adolescence, Identity Formation, Developmental Psychology and Society and Technology.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138679818.jpg
179.16 USD

Adolescents and Their Facebook Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age

by Jill Walsh
Hardback
Book cover image
Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780674971783.jpg
36.750000 USD

Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason

by Andrew Feenberg
Hardback
Book cover image
Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781627794091.jpg
31.500000 USD

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

by Jaron Lanier
Hardback
Book cover image
The boundaries of the digital and physical are blurring. Augmented Reality (AR) is quickly advancing into a new phase of contextually rich experiences that combine sensors, wearable computing, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannis shares stories from inside and outside research labs, spanning ...
Augmented Human: How Technology is Shaping the New Reality
The boundaries of the digital and physical are blurring. Augmented Reality (AR) is quickly advancing into a new phase of contextually rich experiences that combine sensors, wearable computing, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannis shares stories from inside and outside research labs, spanning a decade of work as a designer, researcher, and public speaker. In nontechnical terms, she highlights and expands upon the inventions and ideas that will forever change the way we live, work, and play. Learn about AR and related technologies-and understand the significance of this new communication medium Understand the impact and opportunities this second wave of AR presents for business, design, and culture Gain deep insight into this emerging field from trailblazers and experts in the field Learn how you can contribute to and help define this new technological area, either as a designer, entrepreneur, business or cultural leader, or engaged consumer Our digital future is no longer a distant promise, but a rapidly growing industry.Consider Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Virtual Reality headset maker Oculus, Google's part in leading a $542 million investment in Augmented Reality company Magic Leap, and Microsoft's introduction of holographic experiences with HoloLens. By inspiring design for the best of humanity and the best of technology, Augmented Human is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who desires a peek at our virtual future.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781491928325.jpg
41.990000 USD

Augmented Human: How Technology is Shaping the New Reality

by Helen Papagiannis
Paperback
Book cover image
Perspectives from philosophy, psychology religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with ...
Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications
Perspectives from philosophy, psychology religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Contributors discuss what a sex robot is, if they exist, why we should take the issue seriously, and what it means to have sex with a robot. They make the case for developing sex robots, arguing for their beneficial nature, and the case against it, on religious and moral grounds; they consider the subject from the robot's perspective, addressing such issues as consent and agency; and they ask whether it is possible for a human to form a mutually satisfying, loving relationship with a robot. Finally, they speculate about the future of human-robot sexual interaction, considering the social acceptability of sex robots and the possible effect on society. Contributors Marina Adshade, Thomas Arnold, Julie Carpenter, John Danaher, Brian Earp, Lily Eva Frank, Joshua Goldstein, Michael Hauskeller, Noreen Herzfeld, Neil McArthur, Mark Migotti, Sven Nyholm, Ezio di Nucci, Steve Petersen, Anders Sandberg, Matthias Scheutz, Litska Strikwerda, Nicole Wyatt
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780262036689.jpg
56.23 USD

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Hardback
Page 1 of 40