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Spatial Visualization And Professional Competence

Author : Andrew Paquette
ISBN : 9783319912899
Genre : Computers
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The computer graphics (CG) industry is an attractive field for undergraduate students, but employers often find that graduates of CG art programmes are not proficient. The result is that many positions are left vacant, despite large numbers of job applicants. This book investigates how student CG artists develop proficiency. The subject is important to the rapidly growing number of educators in this sector, employers of graduates, and students who intend to develop proficiency for the purpose of obtaining employment. Educators will see why teaching software-oriented knowledge to students does not lead to proficiency, but that the development of problem-solving and visualisation skills do. This book follows a narrow focus, as students develop proficiency in a cognitively challenging task known as ‘NURBS modelling’. This task was chosen due to an observed relationship between students who succeeded in the task, and students who successfully obtained employment after graduation. In the study this is based on, readers will be shown that knowledge-based explanations for the development of proficiency do not adequately account for proficiency or expertise in this field, where visualisation has been observed to develop suddenly rather than over an extended period of time. This is an unusual but not unique observation. Other studies have shown rapid development of proficiency and expertise in certain professions, such as among telegraph operators, composers and chess players. Based on these observations, the book argues that threshold concepts play a key role in the development of expertise among CG artists.
Category: Computers

Spatial Intelligence

Author : Daniel Ness
ISBN : 9781317531173
Genre : Education
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Spatial Intelligence examines public and professional conceptions of the relationships between thinking about spatial attributes and active engagement in spatially related constructions and designs. Even though children’s and adolescents’ spatial propensities in constructive activities parallel the skills needed by professionals in both established and emerging fields, spatial education is often missing from K–12 curricula and is easily impeded by teachers, parents, or other individuals who do not provide contexts in formalized settings, such as schools, to nurture its potential. This book bridges the gap by linking the natural spatial inclinations, interests, and proclivities of individuals from a variety of cultures with professional training and expertise in engineering, architecture, science, and mathematics. Educators will be better able to achieve the skills and awareness necessary to provide children and young adults with the vital opportunities inherent in spatial education.
Category: Education

Developing Technology Mediation In Learning Environments

Author : Soares, Filomena
ISBN : 9781799815938
Genre : Education
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Most technologies have been harnessed to enable educators to conduct their business remotely. However, the social context of technology as a mediating factor needs to be examined to address the perceptions of barriers to learning due to the lack of social interaction between a teacher and a learner in such a setting. Developing Technology Mediation in Learning Environments is an essential reference source that widens the scene of STEM education with an all-encompassing approach to technology-mediated learning, establishing a context for technology as a mediating factor in education. Featuring research on topics such as distance education, digital storytelling, and mobile learning, this book is ideally designed for teachers, IT consultants, educational software developers, researchers, administrators, and professionals seeking coverage on developing digital skills and professional knowledge using technology.
Category: Education

Research In Interactive Design Vol 4

Author : Xavier Fischer
ISBN : 9783319261218
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 56.53 MB
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Covering key topics in the field such as technological innovation, human-centered sustainable engineering and manufacturing, and manufacture at a global scale in a virtual world, this book addresses both advanced techniques and industrial applications of key research in interactive design and manufacturing. Featuring the full papers presented at the 2014 Joint Conference on Mechanical Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, which took place in June 2014 in Toulouse, France, it presents recent research and industrial success stories related to implementing interactive design and manufacturing solutions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

A B See In 3d

Author : Dan G. Dimitriu
ISBN : 9781627058193
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The workbook provides over 100 3D visualization exercises challenging the student to create three dimensions from two. It is a powerful and effective way to help engineering and architecture educators teach spatial visualization. Most of the 3-D visualization exercises currently being used by students in Design and Graphics classes present the objects in isometric views already in 3-D, asking the viewer to create multiple views, fold patterns, manipulate, reflect, or rotate them. The exercises presenting the objects in incomplete multiview projections asking the students to add missing lines use mostly real 3D objects that are more easily recognizable to help the student correlate 2D with 3D. This workbook uses a different approach. Each view of the solid represents a letter of the alphabet. The letters are by definition 2D representations and when they are combined to create a 3D object, visualizing it becomes quite a challenge. This workbook is intended for Engineering, Architecture, and Art students and faculty that want to increase their 3-D visualization skills.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Visualization Of Spatial Social Structure

Author : Danny Dorling
ISBN : 9781118353998
Genre : Mathematics
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How do you draw a map of 100,000 places, of more than a million flows of people, of changes over time and space, of different kinds of spaces, surfaces and volumes, from human travel time to landscapes of hopes, fears, migration, manufacturing and mortality? How do you turn the millions of numbers concerning some of the most important moments of our lives into images that allow us to appreciate the aggregate while still remembering the detail? The visualization of spatial social structure means, literally, making visible the geographical patterns to the way our lives have come to be socially organised, seeing the geography in society. To a statistical readership visualization implies using data. More widely defined it implies freeing our imaginations. The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure introduces the reader to new ways of thinking about how to look at social statistics, particularly those about people in places. The author presents a unique combination of statistical focus and understanding of social structures and innovations in visualization, describing the rationale for, and development of, a new way of visualizing information in geographical research. These methods are illustrated through extensive full colour graphics; revealing mistakes, techniques and discoveries which present a picture of a changing political and social geography. More complex aspects on the surface of social landscapes are revealed with sculptured symbols allowing us to see the relationships between the wood and the trees of social structure. Today's software can be so flexible that these techniques can now be emulated without coding. This book centres on a particular place and time; 1980s Britain, and a particular set of records; routine social statistics. A great deal of information about the 80s' social geography of Britain is contained within databases such as the population censuses, surveys and administrative data. Following the release of the 2011 census, now is a good time to look back at the past to introduce many new visualization techniques that could be used by future researchers.
Category: Mathematics

New Media Communication Skills For Engineers And It Professionals Trans National And Trans Cultural Demands

Author : Patil, Arun
ISBN : 9781466602441
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The communication demands expected of today’s engineers and information technology professionals immersed in multicultural global enterprises are unsurpassed. New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands provides new and experienced practitioners, academics, employers, researchers, and students with international examples of best practices in new, as well as traditional, communication skills in increasingly trans-cultural, digitalized, hypertext environments. This book will be a valuable addition to the existing literature and resources in communication skills in both organizational and higher educational settings, giving readers comprehensive insights into the proficient use of a broad range of communication critical for effective professional participation in the globalized and digitized communication environments that characterize current engineering and IT workplaces.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Book Of Management

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405363990
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 54.94 MB
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The management guide that gives you the skills you need to succeed Managers at any level must master a wide range of business and personal skills in order to succeed. Originally published as part of the Essential Managers series, The Book of Management covers everything you need to know to perfect 10 core management skills, all in one place. Tables, illustrations and 'In Focus' panels on what to do in any situation, plus real-life case studies demonstrate how to maximise the benefits of creative management for yourself, your staff and your clients, conceive new ideas, develop new products and implement new practices. Completely versatile; read The Book of Management cover-to-cover, or dip in and out of topics for quick reference.
Category: Business & Economics

Engineering Education

Author : John Heywood
ISBN : 9780471744689
Genre : Education
File Size : 28.44 MB
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A synthesis of nearly 2,000 articles to help make engineersbetter educators While a significant body of knowledge has evolved in the fieldof engineering education over the years, much of the publishedinformation has been restricted to scholarly journals and has notfound a broad audience. This publication rectifies that situationby reviewing the findings of nearly 2,000 scholarly articles tohelp engineers become better educators, devise more effectivecurricula, and be more effective leaders and advocates incurriculum and research development. The author's first objective is to provide an illustrativereview of research and development in engineering education since1960. His second objective is, with the examples given, toencourage the practice of classroom assessment and research, andhis third objective is to promote the idea of curriculumleadership. The publication is divided into four main parts: Part I demonstrates how the underpinnings ofeducation—history, philosophy, psychology,sociology—determine the aims and objectives of the curriculumand the curriculum's internal structure, which integratesassessment, content, teaching, and learning Part II focuses on the curriculum itself, considering such keyissues as content organization, trends, and change. A chapter oninterdisciplinary and integrated study and a chapter on project andproblem-based models of curriculum are included Part III examines problem solving, creativity, and design Part IV delves into teaching, assessment, and evaluation,beginning with a chapter on the lecture, cooperative learning, andteamwork The book ends with a brief, insightful forecast of the future ofengineering education. Because this is a practical tool andreference for engineers, each chapter is self-contained and may beread independently of the others. Unlike other works in engineering education, which are generallyintended for educational researchers, this publication is writtennot only for researchers in the field of engineering education, butalso for all engineers who teach. All readers acquire a host ofpractical skills and knowledge in the fields of learning,philosophy, sociology, and history as they specifically apply tothe process of engineering curriculum improvement andevaluation.
Category: Education

Spatial Analysis With R

Author : Tonny J. Oyana
ISBN : 9781000173451
Genre : Mathematics
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In the five years since the publication of the first edition of Spatial Analysis: Statistics, Visualization, and Computational Methods, many new developments have taken shape regarding the implementation of new tools and methods for spatial analysis with R. The use and growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning algorithms with a spatial perspective, and the interdisciplinary use of spatial analysis are all covered in this second edition along with traditional statistical methods and algorithms to provide a concept-based problem-solving learning approach to mastering practical spatial analysis. Spatial Analysis with R: Statistics, Visualization, and Computational Methods, Second Edition provides a balance between concepts and practicums of spatial statistics with a comprehensive coverage of the most important approaches to understand spatial data, analyze spatial relationships and patterns, and predict spatial processes. New in the Second Edition: Includes new practical exercises and worked-out examples using R Presents a wide range of hands-on spatial analysis worktables and lab exercises All chapters are revised and include new illustrations of different concepts using data from environmental and social sciences Expanded material on spatiotemporal methods, visual analytics methods, data science, and computational methods Explains big data, data management, and data mining This second edition of an established textbook, with new datasets, insights, excellent illustrations, and numerous examples with R, is perfect for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in geography and the geosciences.
Category: Mathematics

Governance And Sustainability Of Responsible Research And Innovation Processes

Author : Fernando Ferri
ISBN : 9783319731056
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides methods and practical cases and experiences with the aim of stimulating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through the direct engagement of researchers, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), citizens, industry stakeholders, policy and decision makers, research funders and communicators. The book furthermore aims to advance debate on Responsible Research and Innovation and also to reinforce the RRI community identity. With chapters covering governance, public engagement and inclusion in responsible R&D and innovation processes; RRI actions in science education and communication; gender and ethical issues in RRI initiatives; and sustainability of RRI processes, the book is solidly part of the Europe 2020 strategy to promote a vision for a stronger collaborations between social, natural and physical scientists and the societal actors for a wider dimensions of science and innovation and the role in environmental preservation. Chapters 1 and 3 are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via
Category: Philosophy

Advanced Technology Assisted Problem Solving In Engineering Education Emerging Research And Opportunities

Author : Sidhu, Manjit Singh
ISBN : 9781799804673
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Visual multimedia applications integrate animation, sound, graphics, and video to create an engaging, interactive, and effective learning environment. Such software allows students to exercise more control over the pacing and sequencing of their own learning. With the availability of more sophisticated computers, the potential to employ multimedia has grown tremendously. Advanced Technology-Assisted Problem Solving in Engineering Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly publication that examines the development and use of interactive multimedia and mixed reality applications that are used to support engineering pedagogy and curriculum. Containing leading international findings, this advanced publication delivers quality research using learning and consultancy for developing tactics to decipher dilemmas within the field. Highlighting a range of topics such as data analysis, augmented reality, and multimedia, this book is ideal for educators, engineers, curriculum designers, educational software developers, IT consultants, researchers, academicians, and students.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Digital Humanities

Author : Anne Burdick
ISBN : 9780262312110
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.5 MB
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A visionary report on the revitalization of the liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected, design-driven, multimedia language of the twenty-first century. Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question “What is digital humanities?,” it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry—including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation—to show their relevance for contemporary culture. Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field, Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship.
Category: Social Science

Creativity And Reason In Cognitive Development

Author : James C. Kaufman
ISBN : 9781316538944
Genre : Psychology
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This book explores the development of cognitive skills related to reasoning and creativity, two strands that can intertwine to work together at times but may also be at odds. Spontaneity and freedom from constraint, characteristic of the thinking of young children, may be essential to creativity, which has prompted many to question how much we lose as we progress through childhood. Research and common sense tell us that effort, practice, and study are necessary for the highest levels of creative accomplishment, yet such intentional exertions seem antithetical to these hallmarks of creativity. In this revised and expanded second edition, leading scholars shed new light on creativity's complex relationship to the acquisition of domain-based skills and the development of more general logical reasoning skills. Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development will be an essential reference for researchers, psychologists, and teachers seeking to better understand the most up-to-date work in the field.
Category: Psychology

Knowledge Sharing In Professions

Author : Alexander Styhre
ISBN : 9781317108764
Genre : Business & Economics
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No professional is an island. Despite their capacity to monopolize and erect entry barriers in terms of either formal credentials or membership of certain organizations, professionalism is inextricably bound up with collective accomplishments on a day-to-day basis and the capacity to share all the resources that constitute the professional domain of expertise. Knowledge Sharing in Professions looks at professionalism as a form of systematic and institutionalized knowledge sharing. It analyses professionalism through the everyday practices in professional communities and the organizations where they work. Three empirical studies, of pharmaceutical clinical trials researchers, management consultants, and architects, are presented, serving to illustrate the relational nature of these and other professions, and how members of professional communities are constantly exchanging data, information, and know-how in their everyday work. Alexander Styhre seeks to understand the role of professions and other forms of experts in contemporary society on the basis of complementary perspectives, that is to say, the communal and collegial nature of professional work. This book represents a valuable contribution both to the sociological literature on professions and the business orientated literature on knowledge management and should promote further new research on professionalism.
Category: Business & Economics

Pre Professional Skills Test Mathematics Study Guide

Author : Educational Testing Service
ISBN : 9780071489614
Genre : Study Aids
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Exclusive! The only official guide to this widely required teacher licensing exam, instantly downloadable for easy access. From ETS: the people who create the test!
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