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Read more about Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Explorations with ArcGIS Pro - Second Edition

Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Explorations with ArcGIS Pro - Second Edition

Contributor: Cheung

Publisher: Wing Cheung

License: CC BY

When I first started teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) over 15 years ago, there were only a handful of GIS tutorial books on the market. While a few of them focused on a particular theme, many of them were mainly technical publications with no unifying theme. These publications are perfect for teaching new users about basic GIS operations and continue to be invaluable to many users today. However, these publications consisted of tutorials focusing on vastly different real-world scenarios, and felt a little disjointed to integrate into a class that focuses on a specific field (e.g. Environmental Science, Geography, Urban Planning). Since then, I am happy to see that there has been a proliferation of publications that are not only focused on introducing the technology, but also provide an introduction to a specific field as well as GIS.

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Read more about Making Sense of Digital Humanities

Making Sense of Digital Humanities

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Chambliss and Moll

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Taking up the challenge of navigating the complex world of digital humanities, Making Sense of Digital Humanities offers readers an exploration of the many ways scholars have employed the diverse toolkit of digital humanities to create a better understanding of the synergies and disruptions created by technological change. Rooted in a concern for the daunting tasks associated with teaching and learning about the digital humanities, this volume hopes to provide easy entry into a complex topic while highlighting how an understanding of digital humanities can transform our thinking about technology in the modern world.

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Read more about Game Based and Adaptive Learning Strategies

Game Based and Adaptive Learning Strategies

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Miller, Batsaikhan, and Pluskwik

Publisher: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed to accompany a graduate-level instructional design course: Game-Based and Adaptive Learning, but could also be used for undergraduate teacher education or instructional design courses.

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Read more about Mathematical Modeling and Simulation with MATLAB

Mathematical Modeling and Simulation with MATLAB

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Lee and Buzby

Publisher: University of Alaska Southeast

License: CC BY-SA

This textbook attempts to provide you with an overview of the commonly used basic mathematical models, as well as a wide range of applications. It offers a perspective that brings you back to the modeling process and the assumptions that go into it.

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Read more about Patterns for Beginning Programmers

Patterns for Beginning Programmers

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Bernstein

Publisher: James Madison University

License: CC BY

Programming patterns are solutions to problems that require the creation of a small fragment of code that will be part of a larger program. Hence, this book is about teaching you how to write such fragments of code. However, it is not about teaching you the syntax of the statements in the fragments, it assumes that you already know the syntax. Instead, it is about finding solutions to problems that arise when first learning to program.

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Read more about Technology in Schools

Technology in Schools

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Ackerman

Publisher: hackscience.education

License: CC BY-NC

My purpose in writing this book is to give readers a view into the work of managing information technology in schools. IT professionals will notice differences (some nuanced and some significant) between the needs and expectations of IT users in business and IT in school. With the more complete and more accurate concept the nature of the computing environment necessary for successful schooling, which I intend to provide through this book, IT professionals will be better prepared to meet those needs. Educators will also benefit from this book by clarifying the nature of their IT needs and how these may be different from those that are familiar to IT professionals who are hired to work in your school.

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Read more about Building Information - Representation and Management: Principles and Foundations for the Digital Era

Building Information - Representation and Management: Principles and Foundations for the Digital Era

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Koutamanis

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM. It also considers the matching representation of AECO processes in terms of tasks, so as to connect to information processing and support both information management and decision taking.

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Read more about Evidence-based Software Engineering

Evidence-based Software Engineering

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Jones

Publisher: Knowledge Software

License: CC BY-SA

This book discusses what is currently known about software engineering, based on an analysis of all the publicly available data. This aim is not as ambitious as it sounds, because there is not a great deal of data publicly available.

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Read more about Deleting Dystopia: Re-Asserting Human Priorities in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Deleting Dystopia: Re-Asserting Human Priorities in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Slaughter

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Deleting Dystopia confirms that the existential threats posted by the misuse of advanced digital technologies are real. But, in place of apathy and fatalism, Slaughter explores ways of understanding the threat, conceptualising solutions and identifying strategies that lead away from digital authoritarian futures towards those funded on humanly viable values and practices.

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Read more about Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Yakir

Publisher: Benjamin Yakir

License: CC BY

The target audience for this book is college students who are required to learn statistics, students with little background in mathematics and often no motivation to learn more. It is assumed that the students do have basic skills in using computers and have access to one. Moreover, it is assumed that the students are willing to actively follow the discussion in the text, to practice, and more importantly, to think.

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