Technology Literacy Applications in Learning Environments presents readers with a view of technology literacy in a learning environment. While word processing skills are important, the development of technology skills covers the areas of presentation software, storage, human interaction, and virtual reality. Instructional technology is dedicated to discovering and developing the pedagogical skills of teaching and learning in a technology-enhanced learning environment.
Technology Literacy Applications in Learning Environments presents readers with a view of technology literacy in a learning environment. While word processing skills are important, the development of technology skills covers the areas of presentation software, storage, human interaction, and virtual reality. Instructional technology is dedicated to discovering and developing the pedagogical skills of teaching and learning in a technology-enhanced learning environment
Information communications technology (ICT) has been found to be one of the most potent tools for promot-
ing equity and access to education, and a great resource in bridging the gap of the digital divide. ICT affects
almost all of our everyday activities, be it business, defense, or space exploration. Being informed of the latest
information has become essential for survival. Educational enterprises also beneft from the advantages and
technological learning tools offered by ICT. ICT is indispensable for creating effective distance education learn-
Ebook "Network security technologies" presents key security technologies from diverse fields, using a hierarchical framework that enables understanding of security components, how they relate to one another, and how they interwork. This text is unique in that it classifies technologies as basic, enhanced, integrated, and architectural as a means of associating their functional complexities, providing added insight into their interrelationships. It introduces and details security components and their relationships to each other.
We show how a simple but innovative synthesis of key disciplines such as computing
science and cognitive science, can be deployed in combination with such topics as
ergonomics, e-learning, pedagogy, cognitive psychology, interactive system design,
neuropsychology etc to create new learning worlds that boost human learning to meet the
demands of the 21st century.
Social Networks, Social Software and Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004, refers to a
perceived or proposed second generation of Internet-based services—such as social networking sites,
professional communities of practice, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies—that emphasize
the creation of knowledge and intellectual capital, online collaboration and sharing among users. This
new emerging era poses critical challenges for the development of Interactive Learning Environment.
Data Communications and Networking, 3/e provides a comprehensive and current introduction to networking technologies. The book is accessible to students from all backgrounds and uses hundreds of figures to visually represent concepts. The new edition has been completely updated to reflect the constantly changing world of network technologies. Enhanced coverage of bluetooth, wireless, satellites, as well as four new chapters on security have been added. The third edition has transitioned from using the 7-layer OSI model to the 5-layer Internet Model.
Grid Networks describes the convergence of advanced networking technologies and Grid technologies, with special focus on their symbiotic relationship and the resulting new opportunities. Grid technology is applicable to many implementations, Computational Grids, Data Grids, Service Grids, and Instrumentation Grids.
The authors cover a breadth of topics including recent research, featuring both theoretical concepts and empirical results. Beginning with an overview of Grid technologies, an analysis of distinguishing use cases and architectural attributes, and emerging standards.
The ConnectM Energy Management Solution is designed to help you intelligently monitor, and optimise the energy consumed by the various energy assets like lighting, HVAC, and DG sets. ConnectM also leverages the solution framework for enhancing the in-building fire and security operations.Lighting & HVAC
ConnectM focuses on Energy technologies (Clean Tech) with its Energy Management Solution. Organizations spend typically about 20% of their energy on lighting, 60% on HVAC, 10% on their Datacenters and 20% on essential equipments & machineries....
It is becoming clearer every year that workstations require as much comprehensive IT security attention as
servers – particularly as the popularity of mobile workstations (laptops) continues to rise.
Microsoft has advanced several technologies in Windows Vista to increase workstation security. This white
paper introduces eight such technologies:
• User Account Control
• IE7 Protected Mode
• Service Hardening
• Windows Resource Protection
• Windows Defender
• TPM and BitLocker
• Network Access Protection
• PatchGuard and Driver Signing (64-bit platform)...
Power quality has become an important issue in recent times when many utilities
around the world find very difficult to meet energy demands which leads to load
shedding and power quality problems. This book on power quality written by experts
in their fields will be of great benefit to professionals, engineers and researchers. This
book comprises of 16 chapters which are arranged in two sections. Section one covers
power quality monitoring, classification, and analysis aspects.
How Direct Expansion Air-Conditioning Achieves Performance Goals For most of the A / C market, refrigeration-based ( DX ) cooling is the standard, and provides a point of comparison for new technologies. To describe the benefits and improvements of DEVap A / C technology, we must discuss standard A / C. Standard A / C reacts to SHR by cooling the air sensibly and, if dehumidification is required, by cooling the air below the dew point.
This book covers the most recent advances concerning the ability to overcome connectivity
limitations and extend the link capacity of vehicular systems. Ranging from the
advances on radio access technologies to intelligent mechanisms deployed to enhance
cooperative communications, cognitive radio and multiple antenna systems have been
given particular highlight.
This book addresses different aspects of the research field and a wide range of topics in speech signal processing, speech recognition and language processing. The chapters are divided in three different sections: Speech Signal Modeling, Speech Recognition and Applications. The chapters in the first section cover some essential topics in speech signal processing used for building speech recognition as well as for speech synthesis systems: speech feature enhancement, speech feature vector dimensionality reduction, segmentation of speech frames into phonetic segments. ...
Assistive technologies aim to enhance the daily life of people with disabilities,
improving aspects such as mobility, communication, social interaction, manipulation
of several objects and devices, etc. The main importance of assistive technology is
based on the idea of making reachable what is not accessible for many people with
In order to maintain economic development and minimize future regional and
international conflicts, the United States will need sustainable supplies of high-quality fresh water. Solutions to local water scarcity issues will likely require a combination of approaches, including demand management, improved water storage capacity, water
quality protection, and advancements in supply-enhancing water treatment technologies. Desalination technologies can create new sources of freshwater from otherwise impaired waters such as seawater or brackish water.
Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture. Additionally, technology is the application of math, science, and the arts for the benefit of life as it is known. A modern example is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and, as a result, has helped spawn new subcultures; the rise of cyberculture has, at its basis, the development of the Internet and the computer. Not all technology enhances culture in a creative way; technology can also help facilitate political oppression and war via tools such as guns.
Nowadays, with the growing importance of the credit-based learning in current educational environment, strong academic advising system is an essential ingredient of learner success, supporting personalized advices aimed at effective and efficient learning. In that context, within the scope of this paper, an intelligent academic advising system approach is introduced focusing on integrating technology-enhanced learning methodologies into a pedagogy-driven and service-oriented architecture based on semantic technology. ...
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) asked the National
Research Council’s (NRC) Board on Science, Technology, and Economic
Policy (STEP) to review the operations of the Advanced Technology Program
(ATP) to ascertain if the program is achieving its legislated objectives and to
recommend potential improvements in its operations.
The theme of Medinfo2007 is “Building Sustainable Health Systems”. Particular foci are health
challenges for the developing and developed world, the social and political context of health care, the
knowledge that is needed for safe and effective health care, and the difficult task of building and
maintaining complex health information systems. Sustainable health information systems are those that
can meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations. It is a challenge and an
opportunity to develop and implement systems that can be improved – not replaced.