Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for acce
Poorly Made in China: a reality check
Despite being hailed as ‘the world’s workshop’, China’s reputation of being a reliable and responsible manufacturer is far from world-class. In his new book ‘Poorly Made in China’, intermediary and author Paul Midler exposes the pitfalls of manufacturing in China, debunking several myths in the process.
Global recession a catalyst for change in the advertising industry
The downward spiral of the global economy is having some serious implications for the advertising industry, says Steve Henry, co-founder of London-based advertising firm Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury (HHCL).
Leadership: A Chinese puzzle
China’s economy is booming, but one of the major challenges facing the country will be leadership - or the lack of it - in political or business spheres. INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management, Michael Witt, says that although the Communist Party still tightly rules China, the leadership in Beijing does "not have a lot of power," with the result that it’s difficult to get things implemented.
Linda Katz of Children's Literacy Initiative: Why Teaching in U.S. Classrooms Isn't Making the Grade
"Dire" is one adjective that Linda Katz, founder and executive director of Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI), uses to describe the U.S. education system, which is leaving an increasingly high number of children without adequate reading and writing skills. For more than 20 years, CLI has been working with school systems across the country to overhaul how teachers are trained, hired and mentored. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Katz discusses not only why classroom teaching is broken an
Jeremy Siegel on the Dow Reaching 11,000: 'You've Still Got Upside'
The Dow has closed above 11,000, the European Union is bailing out Greece and the U.S. economy seems to be perking up. Is the future as bright as it looks? In fact, it looks pretty good, says Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel. While the Dow's 11,000 close doesn't mean much to professional market watchers, it can give ordinary investors a psychological boost. According to Siegel, the U.S. economy is in a self-sustaining recovery, no longer dependent on government stimulus. And while the hou
A Virtual Environment for Distance Education and Training
The world-wide networks and the information superhighways allowing rapid transmission of digital multimedia information to any user in any time, offer a ground for a new educational reform that would prepare the citizens to live in the Information Society. This reform would break the monopoly of the print and paper based educational system and would rely on learning environments incorporating asynchronous space and time, interactivity, and virtual reconstruction (McClintock, 1992). The most impo
SmatBook a vision for the future e-book
This paper presents a vision for the future of the e-books as part of the growing collective intelligence. The vision entails further development of technologies that will facilitate the creation and use of a new generation of smart books: e-books that are evolving, highly interactive, customisable, adaptable, intelligent, and furnished with a rich set of collaborative authoring and reading support services. The proposed set of tools will be integrated into an intelligent framework for colla
Towards a Model of the Digital University:
A Generalized Net Model for Producing
In a series of research papers, the authors have studied some of the most important models of contemporary universities, such as: the research university, the entrepreneurial university and the digital university and construct their Generalized Net (GN) models. This paper is based on the casestudies of Sofia University, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh. The main focus is to put the analysis of the processes of the functioning of a university which effectively in
An examination of two types of timeline, linear vs. staggered: a mixed method approach
This study conducted as follow-up study to evaluate effects of two different time-based interfaces, linear and staggered. This study also tries to reveal users preferences when they look for information in two different computer-based timeline. Explanatory mixed method design was implemented. In the first part, quantitative, there were 42 subjects. Results shows no significant difference between two types of computer-based time-line in terms of task completion time and answer accuracy. In the
The Grid Shared Desktop for CSCL
The Grid Shared Desktop (GSD) is a collaborative environment that provides a multidimensional humans-to-machine-to-humans interface by the means of multiples cleverly intricated desktops. The GSD is a platform independent solution that benefits of the intrinsic advantages of the Grid technology such as scalability and security. In order to verify that our GSD solution meets CSCL requirements, we have conducted experiments in the context of the ELeGI project. As part of the project use cases, the
Educational Tool for Nanophysics Using Multisensory Rendering
The presentation and the evaluation of an educational tool used to teach physical phenomena that take place at a nanometer scale are the central objectives of the work presented in this paper. Through concepts and tools, the real phenomena are connected to the virtual world, which furnish sensorial representations (haptic, visual, auditory) for the student who is experimenting. A computer representation of the nanoscene at the atomic level offers a multisensory tangible artifact of nanoworld ina
Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning
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Geospatially aware social software and Africa
We present a proposal for the development and implementation of a group of tools that will support the collection and sharing of georeferenced information. Locations such as rural Africa suffer from a technical problem hampering their participation in the global information community: infrastructures and terminals for Internet access are non-existent or of poor quality. We believe that cell-phone software can be leveraged as a way to bridge this. One important contribution that local communities
The Liver and Drug Metabolism
The role of the liver in the metabolism of drugs.
This is an all-inclusive site in terms of information about HPLC. What may be most useful to students, faculty and early practitioners of HPLC are "New Academia Area" and "Life Science Solutions - New Initiatives." The company application notes are available as pdf files, and the application library is available with a link from the home page.
From Teaching to Learning: Part III. Lectures and Approaches to Active Learning
This is an article link from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education applying active learning processes in veterinary classes focusing on asking questions and brainstorming in class. This page is for faculty, but is general and not specifically geared to analytical chemistry. The quality of content is excellent and uses examples of material used in a science lecture, Journal references are included.
Haleyville Downtown Plan, Haleyville, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Haleyville, Ala. created sometime between 1991 and 2008. Title on PDF: Downtown Haleyville Phase II Revitalization Plan.
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