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A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects - for good and for ill. A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades. A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9/11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war. Activists use the Internet and e-mail to bring offensive comments made by Trent Lott and Don Imus to a wide public and hound them from their positions. A few people find that a world-class online encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers and open for editing by anyone, a wiki, is not an impractical idea. Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online. A wide group of unrelated people swarms to a Web site about the theft of a cell phone and ultimately goads the New York City police to take action, leading to the culprit's arrest.With accelerating velocity, our age's new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and more easily. You don't have to have a MySpace page to know that the times they are a changin'. Hierarchical structures that exist to manage the work of groups are seeing their raisons d'tre swiftly eroded by the rising technological tide. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound. One of the culture's wisest observers of the transformational power of the new forms of tech-enabled social interaction is Clay Shirky, and Here Comes Everybody is his marvelous reckoning with the ramifications of all this on what we do and who we are. Li 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002877/bk_adbl_002877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reading, Writing and the World Wide Web is a college composition textbook specifically designed for the computer-mediated and online classroom. Reading, Writing and the World Wide Web fully integrates its writing activities with sections on computer use, electronic communication, and a detailed instructional for researching and publishing on the World Wide Web.
The aim of this study is to provide support and resources for EFL teachers in Iraq. Based on a survey of current practices in EFL teaching in Iraq, a proposal is offered to (1) introduce and augment aural/oral components within the English classroom using a communicative approach to foreign language learning, and (2) to integrate oral English skills with other language areas: grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing. In addition to suggestions for curricular change, the proposal includes recommendations for a teacher training program that fosters the development of EFL Iraqi teachers' fluency in English through utilizing web- based resources to provide access to a world-wide community of teachers and classroom resources. Information on current EFL teaching practices in Iraq was collected through a survey questionnaire addressed to EFL teachers in Iraq as well as several correspondences via emails and phone calls with the administrative personnel in the Ministry of Education in Iraq. Recommendations for the teacher-training program are based on best- practices in current EFL communicative methodology.
Measuring similarity is an important first step in numerous tasks in natural language processing. This book investigates two aspects of similarity: attributional similarity and relational similarity. Numerous methods to measure both those types of similarities using the text data available on the World Wide Web are presented in this book. In addition to describing theoretical work on similarity measures, the book demonstrates two interesting application tasks: person name disambiguation and name alias detection. This book can be used as an introductory reading material for students who are interested in conducting research in Web data mining or Web-based statistical natural language processing. The book should also be useful as a comprehensive reference for practitioners in Web data mining because it summarizes numerous similarity measures proposed for the purpose of measuring attributional and relational similarity between word pairs on the Web.
This book is a valuable window of information on wetlands which are recognized as the regions of high biological diversity. Since the inception of Ramsar sites, there has been a wide uproar in the conservation of the wetlands all over the world. Wetlands are often a matter of concern to the manifold ecosystem services rendered by them to the human community. Moreover, it provides a livelihood to millions of people depending on it directly or indirectly. As always, they are regions of a rich biodiversity including diverse fish fauna. However, this rich spot of biodiversity is under severe threat today. The wetlands have been transformed at large to accommodate the intensifying crisis of demand and supply of residential and commercial land. This is a good reading material for the academicians, students and to all those who are interested in knowing the intricate web of life of the god's own country.
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?: What the Internet is doing to our brains" is a magazine article by technology writer Nicholas G. Carr highly critical of the Internet's effect on cognition. It was published in the July/August 2008 edition of The Atlantic magazine as a six-page cover story. The essay builds upon Carr's book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google, in particular the last chapter, "iGod". Carr's main argument is that the Internet might have detrimental effects on cognition that diminish the capacity for concentration and contemplation. As the title indicates, the article specifically targets Google, although it also generalizes about the cognitive impact of the whole Internet and World Wide Web. The essay was extensively discussed in the media and the blogosphere, with reactions to Carr's argument being polarised. At the Britannica Blog, a part of the discussion focused on the apparent bias in Carr's argument toward literary reading. In Carr's view, reading on the Internet is generally of a shallower form in comparison with reading from printed books in which he believes a more intense and sustained form of reading is exercised.
This work presents a system for generating the phonemic description of the sound corresponding to a piece of Yorùbá text. The study and analysis of the Yorùbá texts with focus on extracting the knowledge needed in developing a grapheme-to-phoneme (G2P) system based on Yorùbá text was carried out. The results of the study have been presented and discussed with a view to provide a key to the most suitable Yorùbá transcription for texts. The result shows that the Yorùbá G2P system has a systematic concept underlying it and this concept can be specified, analysed and represented using computational tools. Also, the result of this study has general application in Yorùbá TTS from reading and listening to computerized books on ones' email. It also allows the visually impaired and those who cannot read Yoruba have access to Yorùbá electronic content such as the World Wide Web. Lastly, The software developed as part of this research can be an effective component in language study/ education and can as well be adapted to other tone languages.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2016, held in Zagreb, Croatia, in June 2016.The 20 revised full papers, 32 short papers, 35 posters, and 7 young researchers' track papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 147 submissions. The specific theme of the ITS 2016 conference is "Adaptive Learning in Real World Contexts".ITS 2016 covers a wide range of topics such as: intelligent tutoring, informal learning environments, learning as a side effect of interactions, collaborative and group learning, communities of practice and social networks, simulation-based learning and serious games, dialogue and discourse during learning interactions, co-adaptation between technologies and human learning, ubiquitous and mobile learning environments, empirical studies of learning with technologies, understanding human learning on the web, adaptive support for learning, models of learners, diagnosis and feedback, modeling of motivation, metacognition, and affect aspects of learning, recommender systems for learning, virtual pedagogical agents and learning companions, ontological modeling, semantic web technologies and standards for learning, multi-agent and service oriented architectures for learning and tutoring environments, educational exploitation of data mining and machine learning techniques, instructional design principles or design patterns for educational environments, authoring tools and development methodologies for advanced learning technologies, domain-specific learning technologies, e.g. language, mathematics, reading, science, medicine, military, and industry, non conventional interactions between artificial intelligence and human learning, and privacy and security in e-learning environments.