Distributed Learning

Distributed Learning
Author: Mary R. Lea,Kathy Nicoll
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1136452699
ISBN 13: 9781136452697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Learning Book Review:

At a time of increasing globalisation, the concept of open and distance learning is being constantly redefined. New technologies have opened up new ways of understanding and participating in Learning. Distributed Learning offers a collection of perspectives from a social and cultural practice-based viewpoint, with contributions from leading international authors in the field. Key issues in this comprehensive text are: *the challenges of ICT to traditional teaching and learning practices *the value and relevance of 'activity theory' and 'communities of practice' in educational institutions and the workplace *perspectives on the relationship between globalisation and distributed learning, and the breakdown of distinctions between global and local contexts *issues of identity and community in designing courses for the virtual student *language and literacies in distributed learning contexts This book provides useful introductory reading, building a sound theoretical framework for practitioners interested in how distributed learning is shaping post-compulsory education.

Distributed Learning

Distributed Learning
Author: Tasha Maddison,Maha Kumaran
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN 10: 0081006098
ISBN 13: 9780081006092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Learning Book Review:

The field of distributed learning is constantly evolving. Online technology provides instructors with the flexibility to offer meaningful instruction to students who are at a distance or in some cases right on campus, but still unable to be physically present in the classroom. This dynamic environment challenges librarians to monitor, learn, adapt, collaborate, and use new technological advances in order to make the best use of techniques to engage students and improve learning outcomes and success rates. Distributed Learning provides evidence based information on a variety of issues, surrounding online teaching and learning from the perspective of librarians. Includes extensive literature search on distributed learning Provides pedagogy, developing content, and technology by librarians Shows the importance of collaboration and buy-in from all parties involved

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents
Author: Fuhua Oscar Lin
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1591405025
ISBN 13: 9781591405023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents Book Review:

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents reports on the most recent advances in agent technologies for distributed learning. Chapters are devoted to the various aspects of intelligent software agents in distributed learning, including the methodological and technical issues on where and how intelligent agents can contribute to meeting distributed learning needs today and tomorrow. This book benefits the AI (artificial intelligence) and educational communities in their research and development, offering new and interesting research issues surrounding the development of distributed learning environments in the Semantic Web age. In addition, the ideas presented in the book are applicable to other domains such as Agent-Supported Web Services, distributed business process and resource integration, computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and e-Commerce.

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents
Author: Fuhua Oscar Lin
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781591405009
ISBN 13: 1591405009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents Book Review:

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents reports on the most recent advances in agent technologies for distributed learning. Chapters are devoted to the various aspects of intelligent software agents in distributed learning, including the methodological and technical issues on where and how intelligent agents can contribute to meeting distributed learning needs today and tomorrow. This book benefits the AI (artificial intelligence) and educational communities in their research and development, offering new and interesting research issues surrounding the development of distributed learning environments in the Semantic Web age. In addition, the ideas presented in the book are applicable to other domains such as Agent-Supported Web Services, distributed business process and resource integration, computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and e-Commerce.

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning
Author: Anna DiStefano,Kjell Erik Rudestam,Robert Silverman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2003-11-06
ISBN 10: 1452265232
ISBN 13: 9781452265230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning Book Review:

In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences

Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship

Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship
Author: Sharon G. Almquist
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 1591589061
ISBN 13: 9781591589068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship Book Review:

• Ten librarians with current, in-the-field experience bring their knowledge to each chapter • Provides a complete chronological time line of distributed learning • Illustrations clarify key topics such as copyright

The Distributed Classroom

The Distributed Classroom
Author: David Joyner,Charles Isbell
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 026236655X
ISBN 13: 9780262366557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Distributed Classroom Book Review:

A vision of the future of education in which the classroom experience is distributed across space and time without compromising learning. What if there were a model for learning in which the classroom experience was distributed across space and time--and students could still have the benefits of the traditional classroom, even if they can't be present physically or learn synchronously? In this book, two experts in online learning envision a future in which education from kindergarten through graduate school need not be tethered to a single physical classroom. The distributed classroom would neither sacrifice students' social learning experience nor require massive development resources. It goes beyond hybrid learning, so ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic, and MOOCs, so trendy a few years ago, to reimagine the classroom itself. David Joyner and Charles Isbell, both of Georgia Tech, explain how recent developments, including distance learning and learning management systems, have paved the way for the distributed classroom. They propose that we dispense with the dichotomy between online and traditional education, and the assumption that online learning is necessarily inferior. They describe the distributed classroom's various delivery modes for in-person students, remote synchronous students, and remote asynchronous students; the goal would be a symmetry of experiences, with both students and teachers able to move from one mode to another. With The Distributed Classroom, Joyner and Isbell offer an optimistic, learner-centric view of the future of education, in which every person on earth is turned into a potential learner as barriers of cost, geography, and synchronicity disappear.

Edge Learning for Distributed Big Data Analytics

Edge Learning for Distributed Big Data Analytics
Author: Song Guo,Zhihao Qu
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN 10: 1108832377
ISBN 13: 9781108832373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edge Learning for Distributed Big Data Analytics Book Review:

Introduces fundamental theory, basic and advanced algorithms, and system design issues. Essential reading for experienced researchers and developers, or for those who are just entering the field.

Domain Adaptation and Representation Transfer and Distributed and Collaborative Learning

Domain Adaptation and Representation Transfer  and Distributed and Collaborative Learning
Author: Shadi Albarqouni,Spyridon Bakas,Konstantinos Kamnitsas,M. Jorge Cardoso,Bennett Landman,Wenqi Li,Fausto Milletari,Nicola Rieke,Holger Roth,Daguang Xu,Ziyue Xu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN 10: 3030605485
ISBN 13: 9783030605483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Domain Adaptation and Representation Transfer and Distributed and Collaborative Learning Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second MICCAI Workshop on Domain Adaptation and Representation Transfer, DART 2020, and the First MICCAI Workshop on Distributed and Collaborative Learning, DCL 2020, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2020 in October 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Lima, Peru, but changed to an online format due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For DART 2020, 12 full papers were accepted from 18 submissions. They deal with methodological advancements and ideas that can improve the applicability of machine learning (ML)/deep learning (DL) approaches to clinical settings by making them robust and consistent across different domains. For DCL 2020, the 8 papers included in this book were accepted from a total of 12 submissions. They focus on the comparison, evaluation and discussion of methodological advancement and practical ideas about machine learning applied to problems where data cannot be stored in centralized databases; where information privacy is a priority; where it is necessary to deliver strong guarantees on the amount and nature of private information that may be revealed by the model as a result of training; and where it's necessary to orchestrate, manage and direct clusters of nodes participating in the same learning task.

Distributed Leadership in Schools

Distributed Leadership in Schools
Author: John A. DeFlaminis,Mustafa Abdul-Jabbar,Eric Yoak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1317540867
ISBN 13: 9781317540861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Leadership in Schools Book Review:

Building on best practices and lessons learned, Distributed Leadership in Schools shows educators how to design and implement distributed leadership to effectively address challenges in their schools. Grounded in case studies and full of practical tools, this book lays out a framework for building strategic, collaborative, and instructionally-focused teams. Supported by voices of practitioners and based upon original research, this comprehensive resource shares concrete strategies, tips, and tools for creating teams that are skilled at using data to plan and monitor their work, and successful in facilitating change to improve student learning. This innovative method will aid leader development and facilitate reflection, and will reshape leadership practice in a way that benefits teachers, leaders, schools, and students.

Web based Training

Web based Training
Author: Badrul Huda Khan
Publsiher: Educational Technology
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780877783022
ISBN 13: 0877783020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Web based Training Book Review:

Discussing Web-based training from design, development, delivery, management, implementation, and evaluation perspectives, this book includes 63 chapters by experts from around the world. They offer instruction on the uses of the Web for corporate, government, and academic training purposes. Particular chapters address topics like the advantages and limitations of Web-based training, the technological resources available, the theory behind Web-based learning, the use of simulations, online testing, copyright, and cost. c. Book News Inc.

Distributed Machine Learning Patterns

Distributed Machine Learning Patterns
Author: Yuan Tang
Publsiher: Manning
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN 10: 9781617299025
ISBN 13: 1617299022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Machine Learning Patterns Book Review:

Practical patterns for scaling machine learning from your laptop to a distributed cluster. Scaling up models from standalone devices to large distributed clusters is one of the biggest challenges faced by modern machine learning practitioners. Distributed Machine Learning Patterns teaches you how to scale machine learning models from your laptop to large distributed clusters. In Distributed Machine Learning Patterns, you’ll learn how to apply established distributed systems patterns to machine learning projects, and explore new ML-specific patterns as well. Firmly rooted in the real world, this book demonstrates how to apply patterns using examples based in TensorFlow, Kubernetes, Kubeflow, and Argo Workflows. Real-world scenarios, hands-on projects, and clear, practical DevOps techniques let you easily launch, manage, and monitor cloud-native distributed machine learning pipelines. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Distributed Strategic Learning for Wireless Engineers

Distributed Strategic Learning for Wireless Engineers
Author: Hamidou Tembine
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1439876444
ISBN 13: 9781439876442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Strategic Learning for Wireless Engineers Book Review:

Although valued for its ability to allow teams to collaborate and foster coalitional behaviors among the participants, game theory’s application to networking systems is not without challenges. Distributed Strategic Learning for Wireless Engineers illuminates the promise of learning in dynamic games as a tool for analyzing network evolution and underlines the potential pitfalls and difficulties likely to be encountered. Establishing the link between several theories, this book demonstrates what is needed to learn strategic interaction in wireless networks under uncertainty, randomness, and time delays. It addresses questions such as: How much information is enough for effective distributed decision making? Is having more information always useful in terms of system performance? What are the individual learning performance bounds under outdated and imperfect measurement? What are the possible dynamics and outcomes if the players adopt different learning patterns? If convergence occurs, what is the convergence time of heterogeneous learning? What are the issues of hybrid learning? How can one develop fast and efficient learning schemes in scenarios where some players have more information than the others? What is the impact of risk-sensitivity in strategic learning systems? How can one construct learning schemes in a dynamic environment in which one of the players do not observe a numerical value of its own-payoffs but only a signal of it? How can one learn "unstable" equilibria and global optima in a fully distributed manner? The book provides an explicit description of how players attempt to learn over time about the game and about the behavior of others. It focuses on finite and infinite systems, where the interplay among the individual adjustments undertaken by the different players generates different learning dynamics, heterogeneous learning, risk-sensitive learning, and hybrid dynamics.

Managing E learning

Managing E learning
Author: Badrul Huda Khan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1591406366
ISBN 13: 9781591406365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing E learning Book Review:

"This book provides readers with a broad understanding of the emerging field of e-learning and also advises readers on the issues that are critical to the success of a meaningful e-learning environment"--Provided by publisher.

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness
Author: Caroline Howard,Karen Schenk,Richard Discenza
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 159140178X
ISBN 13: 9781591401780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness Book Review:

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with information and communication technologies (ICTs) as related to education. From discussing new and innovative educational paradigms and learning models resulting from ICTs to addressing future student needs and international issues, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the paradigm, teaching, technology and other changes that may be required of universities to remain in the new competitive marketplace of online learning.

International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies

International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies
Author: Roger Azevedo,Vincent Aleven
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 1441955461
ISBN 13: 9781441955463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies Book Review:

Education in today's technologically advanced environments makes complex cognitive demands on students pre-learning, during, and post-learning. Not surprisingly, these analytical learning processes--metacognitive processes--have become an important focus of study as new learning technologies are assessed for effectiveness in this area.Rich in theoretical models and empirical data, the International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies synthesizes current research on this critical topic. This interdisciplinary reference delves deeply into component processes of self-regulated learning (SRL), examining theories and models of metacognition, empirical issues in the study of SRL, and the expanding role of educational technologies in helping students learn. Innovations in multimedia, hypermedia, microworlds, and other platforms are detailed across the domains, so that readers in diverse fields can evaluate the theories, data collection methods, and conclusions. And for the frontline instructor, contributors offer proven strategies for using technologies to benefit students at all levels. For each technology covered, the Handbook: Explains how the technology fosters students' metacognitive or self-regulated learning.Identifies features designed to study or support metacognitve/SRL behaviors.Reviews how its specific theory or model addresses learners' metacognitive/SRL processes.Provides detailed findings on its effectiveness toward learning.Discusses its implications for the design of metacognitive tools.Examines any theoretical, instructional, or other challenges.These leading-edge perspectives make the International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies a resource of great interest to professionals and researchers in science and math education, classroom teachers, human resource researchers, and industrial and other instructors.

Student Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments

Student Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments
Author: Wright, Robert D.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 1466664622
ISBN 13: 9781466664623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments Book Review:

As face-to-face interaction between student and instructor is not present in online learning environments, it is increasingly important to understand how to establish and maintain social presence in online learning. Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments provides successful strategies and procedures for developing policies to bring about an awareness of the practices that enhance online learning. This reference book provides building blocks to help improve the outcome of online coursework and discusses social presence to help improve performance, interaction, and a sense of community for all participants in an online arena. This book is of essential use to online educators, administrators, researchers, and students.

E learning and Social Networking Handbook

E learning and Social Networking Handbook
Author: Frank Rennie,Tara M. Morrison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415503760
ISBN 13: 9780415503761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E learning and Social Networking Handbook Book Review:

Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of online learning tools and offers strategies for using these resources in course design, highlighting some of the most relevant and challenging topics in e-learning today, including: • using social networking for educational purposes • designing for a distributed environment • strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats (text, audio, and video) • potential constraints on course design • implementation, evaluation, induction, and training Illustrated by short, descriptive case studies, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition also directs the reader to useful resources that will enhance their course design. This helpful guide will be invaluable to all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education.

Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks
Author: Ananthram Swami,Qing Zhao,Yao-Win Hong,Lang Tong
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN 10: 9780470061817
ISBN 13: 0470061812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Sensor Networks Book Review:

A wireless sensor network (WSN) uses a number of autonomous devices to cooperatively monitor physical or environmental conditions via a wireless network. Since its military beginnings as a means of battlefield surveillance, practical use of this technology has extended to a range of civilian applications including environmental monitoring, natural disaster prediction and relief, health monitoring and fire detection. Technological advancements, coupled with lowering costs, suggest that wireless sensor networks will have a significant impact on 21st century life. The design of wireless sensor networks requires consideration for several disciplines such as distributed signal processing, communications and cross-layer design. Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing and Communications focuses on the theoretical aspects of wireless sensor networks and offers readers signal processing and communication perspectives on the design of large-scale networks. It explains state-of-the-art design theories and techniques to readers and places emphasis on the fundamental properties of large-scale sensor networks. Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing and Communications : Approaches WSNs from a new angle – distributed signal processing, communication algorithms and novel cross-layer design paradigms. Applies ideas and illustrations from classical theory to an emerging field of WSN applications. Presents important analytical tools for use in the design of application-specific WSNs. Wireless Sensor Networks will be of use to signal processing and communications researchers and practitioners in applying classical theory to network design. It identifies research directions for senior undergraduate and graduate students and offers a rich bibliography for further reading and investigation.

Transactions of Computational Collective Intelligence IV

Transactions of Computational Collective Intelligence IV
Author: Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011-06-18
ISBN 10: 3642218849
ISBN 13: 9783642218842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions of Computational Collective Intelligence IV Book Review:

These Transactions publish research in computer-based methods of computational collective intelligence (CCI) and their applications in a wide range of fields such as the Semantic Web, social networks and multi-agent systems. TCCI strives to cover new methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of CCI understood as the form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals (artificial and/or natural). The application of multiple computational intelligence technologies such as fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, neural systems, consensus theory, etc., aims to support human and other collective intelligence and to create new forms of CCI in natural and/or artificial systems. This fourth issue contains a collection of 6 articles selected from high-quality submissions. The first paper of Ireneusz Czarnowski entitled "Distributed Learning with Data Reduction" consists of 120 pages and has a monograph character. The second part consists of five regular papers addressing advances in the foundations and applications of computational collective intelligence.