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Intergenerational Mobilities

Author: Lesley Murray and Susan Robertson

Hardcover: 2017 

About the Autor

Lesley Murray 

is Principal Lecturer in Social Science in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, UK.

Susan Robertson 

is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Media at the University of Brighton, UK.

Intergenerational Mobilities: Relationality, age and lifecourse

Drawing from work on mobilities and geographies of the lifecourse, this collection is concerned with the ways in which age, as a relational concept, is constructed and played out in mobile urban space.

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With studies of ageing and mobility often focusing on discrete age groups, most notably children and older people, this study seeks to fill a gap in existing literature by exploring mobility in relation to the lifecourse and generation, looking not only at the margins. Whilst some generations are increasingly mobile, others are less so and this disparity in mobility opportunity is relational as age is relational. This book addresses gaps in knowledge in relational geographies of ageing, whilst contributing to literature on mobility and transport, in particular the burgeoning field of mobility (in)justice. Here mobility is considered in its broadest sense, for example in relation to the movement or lack of movement of bodies and to computer-mediated intergenerational communications. Through focusing on urban mobile spaces, from very local spaces of medical care to global spaces of migration that are the context for intergenerational mobilities, this collection explores these interdependencies and considers ways in which intergenerational mobilities are conceptualised and researched.

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Growing Global Digital Citizens

Author: Lee Watanabe Crockett and Andrew Churches 

Hardcover: August 2017 

About the Autor

Lee Watanabe Crockett

Lee is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together through connection and compassion.

Lee Watanabe-Crockett works with governments, education systems, international agencies and corporations to help people and organizations connect to their highest purpose and realize their wish for the future.

Lee believes in creating balance in the reality of a digital present and future. As such, living in Japan, he studies Aikido, Buddhism, and the Shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute.

Joyful curiosity is the foundation of his approach to creating vital learning environments for groups around the world.

His several best-selling books including Literacy is not Enough, Growing Global Digital Citizens, and Mindful Assessment, have garnered many awards and are used in schools and universities around the world.

 

Andrew Churches

Andrew is a teacher and ICT enthusiast. He teaches at Kristin School on Auckland’s North Shore, a school with a mobile computing program that sees students with personal mobile devices and laptops. He is an edublogger, wiki author, and innovator. In 2008, Andrew’s wiki, Educational Origami, was nominated for the Edublogs Best Wiki awards. He contributes to some websites and blogs including Techlearning, Spectrum Education magazine, and the Committed Sardine Blog. Andrew believes that to prepare our students for the future, we must prepare them for change and teach them to question, think, adapt, and modify.

Growing Global Digital Citizens: Better Practices That Build Better Learners (A Guide to Increasing Student Citizenship and 21st Century Skills with Digital Technology)

This practical guide explores how to transform education through the concept of global digital citizenship.

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Embraced by thousands of schools, global digital citizenship practices empower students to effectively and ethically participate in and contribute to the digital world around them. The authors provide a clear path for establishing a global digital citizenship program in your school and give guidance on how K 12 teachers and administrators can grow global citizens who are respectful and responsible critical thinkers equipped with the 21st-century skills necessary for an interconnected world.

This global digital citizenship guidebook will allow you to:

  • Discover the characteristics and 21st-century skills of global digital citizens and what these citizens stand for.
  • Consider the limitations of conventional acceptable use policies and instead embrace ethically driven digital citizenship agreements.
  • Learn how to address the various stakeholder communities involved in developing students into global digital citizens.
  • Use tools, rubrics, and resources for gauging the effectiveness and progress of your global digital citizenship practices.
  • Review digital citizenship agreements for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as for professionals and the wider community.

Contents:

Chapter 1: Evaluating Your Acceptable Use Policy
Chapter 2: Uniting Digital Citizenship and Global Citizenship
Chapter 3: Crafting Digital Citizenship Guidelines
Chapter 4: Developing the Teaching Community
Chapter 5: Developing the Student Community
Chapter 6: Developing the Wider Community
Chapter 7: Growing Global Digital Citizenship
Appendix A: Global Digital Citizenship Mindful Moments
Appendix B: Activity Cards
Appendix C: Digital Citizenship Agreements
References and Resources.

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Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World

Author: Geoff Mulgan 

Hardcover: November 28, 2017 

About the Autor

Geoff Mulgan 

Mulgan obtained a First Class degree from Balliol College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in telecommunications from the University of Westminster. He was also a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, trained as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, and worked for a spell during the 1980s as a van driver for the “Labour-supporting collective of musicians and comedians known as Red Wedge”, opting ultimately for a career in local government and academia in the UK and going on to become an influential writer on social and political issues in various newspapers and magazines in the 1980s, including The Independent, Financial Times, Guardian, and New Statesman. He worked as a reporter for BBC television and radio and was made a CBE in 2005.

He has written a number of books, including Communication and Control: Networks and the New Economies of Communication (1991), Politics in an Anti-Political Age (1994), Connexity (1997), Good and Bad Power: the Ideals and Betrayals of Government (Penguin, 2006), and The Art of Public Strategy (2009). His most recent book is The Locust and the Bee (Princeton, 2013) that has been translated into languages including Chinese, Russian, and Arabic.

Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World  

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale.

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This “bigger mind”―human and machine capabilities working together―has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results? Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Big Mind reveals how collective intelligence can guide corporations, governments, universities, and societies to make the most of human brains and digital technologies.

Geoff Mulgan explores how collective intelligence has to be consciously organized and orchestrated in order to harness its powers. He looks at recent experiments mobilizing millions of people to solve problems, and at groundbreaking technology like Google Maps and Dove satellites. He also considers why organizations full of smart people and machines can make foolish mistakes―from investment banks losing billions to intelligence agencies misjudging geopolitical events―and shows how to avoid them.

Highlighting differences between environments that stimulate intelligence and those that blunt it, Mulgan shows how human and machine intelligence could solve challenges in business, climate change, democracy, and public health. But for that to happen we’ll need radically new professions, institutions, and ways of thinking.

Informed by the latest work on data, web platforms, and artificial intelligence, Big Mind shows how collective intelligence could help us survive and thrive.

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World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

Author: Andreas Schleicher

Hardcover:  May 2018 (OECD)

About the Autor

Andreas Schleicher

is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.

World Class. How to Build a 21st-Century School System

In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitize and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better.

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Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves and join others, with empathy, in work and citizenship. They will need to help students develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and sensitivity to the claims that others make.

What will it take for schools to be able to do this? Andreas Schleicher, the initiator of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and an international authority on education policy, has accompanied education leaders in over 70 countries in their efforts to design and implement forward-looking policies and practices. While improvement in education is far easier to proclaim than achieve, in this book Schleicher examines the many successes from which we can learn. This does not mean copying and pasting solutions from other schools or countries, but rather looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in our own countries and elsewhere to understand what works in which contexts. Trained in physics, Schleicher offers a unique perspective on education reform: he convincingly argues that it should not necessarily be less of an art, but more of a science.

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C Programming Language

Author:  Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie

Hardcover:  April 2012 (Amazon)

About the Autor

 Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie

C Programming Language, 2nd Edition

The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C’s rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures.

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The 2/E has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. For years, C programmers have let K&R guide them to building well-structured and efficient programs. Now this same help is available to those working with ANSI compilers. Includes detailed coverage of the C language plus the official C language reference manual for at-a-glance help with syntax notation, declarations, ANSI changes, scope rules, and the list goes on and on.

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Companion to Environmental Studies

Author: Noel Castree, Mike Hulme, James D. Proctor

Hardcover:  March 2018 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Noel Castree, Mike Hulme, James D. Proctor

Companion to Environmental Studies, 1st Edition

Companion to Environmental Studies presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the key issues, debates, concepts, approaches and questions that together define environmental studies today. The intellectually wide-ranging volume covers approaches in environmental science all the way through to humanistic and post-natural perspectives on the biophysical world.

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Though many academic disciplines have incorporated studying the environment as part of their curriculum, only in recent years has it become central to the social sciences and humanities rather than mainly the geosciences. ‘The environment’ is now a keyword in everything from fisheries science to international relations to philosophical ethics to cultural studies. The Companion brings these subject areas, and their distinctive perspectives and contributions, together in one accessible volume. Over 150 short chapters written by leading international experts provide concise, authoritative and easy-to-use summaries of all the major and emerging topics dominating the field, while the seven-part introductions situate and provide context for section entries. A gateway to deeper understanding is provided via further reading and links to online resources.

Companion to Environmental Studies offers an essential one-stop reference to university students, academics, policymakers and others keenly interested in ‘the environmental question’, the answer to which will define the coming century.

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Smart Learning: Teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets
in post-compulsory education

Author: Andrew Middleton

Hardcover:  April 2015 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Andrew Middleton

Andrew Middleton is Head of Academic Practice & Learning Innovation at Sheffield Hallam University. He leads development and innovation in areas relating to high quality teaching and assessment, and has developed a ‘design studio’ methodology and resource base to do this.
Andrew is Chair of the UK Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (2012-) which leads innovation through scholarship and the sharing of good practice in the area of teaching and learning with digital and social media. The SIG, which was established in 2008 with support from the HEA, has an inclusive collaborative philosophy as demonstrated by research and book writing projects, such as Smart Learning (2015) an Digital Voices (2013).
In 2009 Andrew organised A Word in Your Ear, a conference which attracted international participation to share practice in the use of audio feedback and in 2010 he ran the Media-Enhanced Feedback Conference as part of the JISC funded ASSET benefits realisation project.

Smart Learning: Teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post-compulsory education

The use of smart technologies and social media by staff and students in and out of the classroom has implications for academic practice in post-compulsory education.

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Unlike previous eras of learning with technology, change is being led by the students and academics themselves and this establishes a challenge to institutions. This shift demands that we reassess our understanding of formal and informal engagement, the physical and virtual environments we use, and the people we involve.
Smart Learning: teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education observes how personal smart technology, social media, rich digital media as well as ideas about open learning work together to form a new immersive and interactive space for learning.
The Smart Learning book is a product of the Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) which has considered the opportunities and challenges afforded by new media in developing a forward looking Digital Age, learner-centred view of academia since 2008. MELSIG is a self-driven association fascinated and excited by thinking differently, reflectively and critically. Working informally across UK post-compulsory education around special foci, the group runs sharing and developing practice events and webinars, as well as organising collective research and writing activities about academic innovation with digital and social media.
Smart Learning is made up of thought pieces, research chapters and case studies. It is punctuated with scenario vignettes, making real this new thinking about learning with personal smart devices.

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Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb

Hardcover:  April 2018 (Amazon)

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Ajay Agrawal et al.

by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life–driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing.

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How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future.

But in Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

When AI is framed as a cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear:

  • Prediction is at the heart of making decisions under uncertainty. Our businesses and personal lives are riddled with such decisions.
  • Prediction tools increase productivity–operating machines, handling documents, communicating with customers.
  • Uncertainty constrains strategy. Better prediction creates opportunities for new business structures and strategies to compete.

Penetrating, fun, and always insightful and practical, Prediction Machines follows its inescapable logic to explain how to navigate the changes on the horizon. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.

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Job Matching, Wage Dispersion, and Unemployment

Author: Dale T. Mortensen et al.

Hardcover:  2016 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Dale T. Mortensen et al.

by Dale T. Mortensen (Author), Christopher A. Pissarides (Author), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (Author), Klaus F. Zimmermann (Author)

Job Matching, Wage Dispersion, and Unemployment (IZA Prize in Labor Economics)

Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides are the recipients (with Peter Diamond) of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics 2010. They have made path-breaking contributions to the analysis of markets

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with search and matching frictions, which account for much of the success of job search theory and the flows approach in becoming a leading tool for microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis of labor markets. Both scientists have gained groundbreaking insights through individual as well as joint research. Consequently, this volume not only features several papers which helped shape the equilibrium search model, including some early contributions which have initiated the research on what is known today as the search and matching model of the labor market, but it also presents a joint paper by the IZA Prize Laureates, which is a complete statement of the equilibrium search and matching model with endogenous job creation and job destruction. As part of the IZA Prize Series, the book presents a selection of their most important work which has highly enriched research on unemployment as an equilibrium phenomenon, on labor market dynamics, and on cyclical adjustment.

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The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence 

Author: Brigette Tasha Hyacinth

Hardcover:  2017 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Brigette Tasha Hyacinth

Brigette Hyacinth is the No. 1 Leadership and Management Expert in the Caribbean.

She is the founder of MBA Caribbean Organisation, an organisation specialized in seminars and workshops in leadership, management and education. She is also a Director of HAIT&T Foundation, whose main focus is the rebuilding of the La Madeleine Orphanage which was destroyed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Additionally, she is involved in numerous charitable activities.

An internationally acclaimed leadership guru with a Master’s degree in Business administration, Brigette firmly believes that in the midst of all our accomplishments, we should always find ways to give back to the society / community. Please join her on her website http://www.mbacaribbean.org and follow her on twitter @MbaCaribbeanOrg.

The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) our greatest existential threat? Will AI take your Job? Is Privacy dead? Is Universal Basic Income a viable  strategy or just a temporary bandage? Will AI solve all our problems? Will it make us happier?

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We can’t put the genie back in the bottle once it’s out. If we don’t candidly answer the pertinent questions, we will only paint a false picture.

We are standing at a crucial and pivotal point in history. It’s time for diversity in AI. This unprecedented technology will affect society as a whole and we need individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to join the discussion. The issues surrounding AI can’t be left to a small group of scientists, technologists or business executives to address. Our future and our children’s future are at stake.

More than ever, we need leaders who will stand on integrity and who will put people first.

Do you want to take a glimpse into the future of leadership? The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence offers the most comprehensive view of what is taking place in the world of AI and emerging technologies, and gives valuable insights that will allow you to successfully navigate the tsunami of technology that is coming our way.

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10 Things Employers Want

Author: Bill Coplin 

Hardcover:  2012 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Bill Coplin 

Bill Coplin (William D. Coplin) is a professor and the director of the undergraduate public affairs program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is a Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence.

 

In 1993, he received the Chancellor’s Citation for Distinguished Service by Syracuse University. He was appointed one of the first three Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University in 1995.

 

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College

The book is a revised edition of “The Skills You Need to Succeed”

The book lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today’s job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, the book teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups:

  • Work Ethic
  • Physical Performance
  • Speaking, Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing People
  • Research
  • Number Crunching,
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving.

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.

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The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

Author: Cathy N. Davidson

Hardcover:  2017 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Cathy N. Davidson

Cathy N. Davidson (cathydavidson.com) is a lifelong educational innovator–and instigator. In a Sept 3, 2017 Washington Post Review of THE NEW EDUCATION, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth compared her to John Dewey and W.E.B. DuBois in her passionate advocacy of student-centered learning. After twenty-five years as a professor and an administrator leading innovation at Duke University, Davidson moved to CUNY in August 2014 to direct the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center. Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities (2011-2017), she also sits on the Board of Directors of Mozilla. The author of many books, including Now You See It, she has written for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, among other publications. The 2016 recipient of the Ernest L. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education, Davidson lives in New York City, NY. Find out more about her and her upcoming author tour for THE NEW EDUCATION: HOW TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE UNIVERSITY TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A WORLD IN FLUX (Basic Books, Sept 2017) at cathydavidson.com

 

Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation’s new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

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The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

Author: Bryan Caplan

Hardcover:  2018 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Bryan Caplan

Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and blogger for EconLog. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York Times, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, and The Case Against Education. He is currently collaborating with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith on All Roads Lead to Open Borders, a non-fiction graphic novel on the philosophy and social science of immigration, and writing a new book, Poverty: Who To Blame. He has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. An openly nerdy man who loves role-playing games and graphic novels.

 

Despite being immensely popular–and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students’ skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.

Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society’s top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. The government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.

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Museum Space: Where Architecture Meets Museology

Author: Kali Tzortzi

Hardcover: July 14th, 2015 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Kali Tzortzi

Kali Tzortzi is Assistant Professor in Museology at the University of Patras, Greece and lectures in the MA Museum Studies at the University of Athens, and in the MSc Management of Cultural Units in the Hellenic Open University.

 

Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display.

 

But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the museum building and its display, we can illuminate the individuality of each museum and the distinctive experience it offers–for example, how some museums create a sense of personal exploration, while others are more intensely didactic, and how the visit in some cases is transformed into a spatial experience and in other cases into a more social event.

 

The book starts with an overview of the history of museum buildings and display strategies and a discussion of theoretical and critical approaches. It then focuses on specific museums as in-depth case studies and uses methods of spatial analysis to look at the key design choices available to architects and curators, and their effects on visitors’ behavior. Theoretically grounded, methodologically original, and richly illustrated, this book will equip students, researchers and professionals in the fields of architecture, museum studies, curating, exhibition design, and cultural studies, with a guide for studying museums and a theoretical framework for their interpretation.

 

Includes bibliographical references and index

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WINNING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS IN SERBIA

Author: Slavica Joković

e-book: Nov. 21, 2017 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Slavica Joković PhD

Doctor of Economics, published 5 books and 60 articles, specialized in the area of public procurement at International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy, with the internships of 6 months at the EUROPEAN COMMISSION as well as 3 months at the BANQUE INTERNATIONALE A LUXEMBOURG; independent expert in public procurement policy with more than 10 years of relevant experience including: drafting amendments to the Public Procurement Law in Serbia and legislation proposals; providing consulting services to enterprises/bidders and contracting authorities, rules interpretation, EU rules governing public procurement, training delivery, such as Training of Trainers workshops on EU legislation on public procurement organized by the  ITCILO, as well as workshops organized by TAIEX, seminars, conferences and workshops on national public procurement legislation.

 

  • Giveaway Prize Winner on Readers` Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest
  • Member of the academic research network “Public Contracts in Legal Globalization”
  • Associate Member of the Procurement Law Academic Network – The PLAN Network
  • American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI) Member

This eBook analyses public procurement opportunities, rules and procedures in Serbia, with particular reference to the new legislative framework. It highlights public procurement policy, including choice of participants and award of contracts, as well as information about bidding process and Public Procurement Development Strategy. Furthermore, the book gives a review of some key explanations that bidders should also keep in mind,  in order to win public contracts. It finally notes that success in winning public procurement contracts depends on critical information and knowledge of the bidding process.

 

This manual is an indispensable tool for all interested in winning public procurement contracts in Serbia.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business: A No-Nonsense Guide to Data-Driven Technologies

Author: Steven Finlay

e-book: May 27, 2017 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Steven Finlay PhD

Dr. Finlay is a data scientist with more than 20 years experience of developing practical “value add” machine learning solutions in large-scale data environments. He holds a Ph.D. in predictive modeling and is an honorary research fellow at Lancaster University in the UK.

He has previously been employed by one of the UK’s top banks to manage their suite of predictive credit risk models, has developed machine learning approaches for the UK government and worked for a number of consultancy groups. He is currently Head of Analytics for Computershare Loan Services (CLS) in the UK.

Dr. Finlay has published a number of practically-focused books about machine learning, artificial intelligence, and financial services. His most recent books include:

 

An understanding of machine learning is important because it is having a huge impact across many aspects of our lives. In particular, it is driving the explosion in “Artificial intelligence” (AI) applications in areas such as language translation, autonomous robots and medical diagnosis, to name but a few.

Machine learning is also having a direct impact on many everyday business functions. Automated systems based on machine learning are replacing numerous tasks that were once undertaken by people. This is giving organizations that embrace machine learning a competitive advantage over their rivals because of the efficiency savings and improved customer service that such systems can deliver.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are now mainstream business tools. They are being applied across many industries to increase profits, reduce costs, save lives and improve customer experiences. Consequently, organizations which understand these tools and know how to use them are benefiting at the expense of their rivals.

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND CONCESSIONS IN SERBIA – Manual

Author: Slavica Joković

e-book: Nov. 21, 2017 (Amazon)

About the Autor

Slavica Joković PhD

Doctor of Economics, published 5 books and 60 articles, specialized in the area of public procurement at International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy, with the internships of 6 months at the EUROPEAN COMMISSION as well as 3 months at the BANQUE INTERNATIONALE A LUXEMBOURG; independent expert in public procurement policy with more than 10 years of relevant experience including: drafting amendments to the Public Procurement Law in Serbia and legislation proposals; providing consulting services to enterprises/bidders and contracting authorities, rules interpretation, EU rules governing public procurement, training delivery, such as Training of Trainers workshops on EU legislation on public procurement organized by the  ITCILO, as well as workshops organized by TAIEX, seminars, conferences and workshops on national public procurement legislation.

 

  • Giveaway Prize Winner on Readers` Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest
  • Member of the academic research network “Public Contracts in Legal Globalization”
  • Associate Member of the Procurement Law Academic Network – The PLAN Network
  • American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI) Member

With particular reference to the Law on Public-Private Partnership and Concessions in Serbia, this book is a practical introduction to the elements of public-private partnerships.

 

The book gives a review of this Law`s relevant provisions concerning definitions, general principles, the Public-Private Partnership Commission, protection of rights, resolution of disputes and supervision.

 

It also covers legal framework, essential elements of public-private partnerships and concessions, the procedure of public contract award, initiation of the procedure for public-private partnership project implementation without elements of concession, initiation of the procedure for public-private partnership project implementation with elements of concession and the contents of the public contract.

 

This Manual should be on the desk of students, as well as professionals.

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