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Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs

2017/06/24June 16, 2017

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The face of education is constantly being transformed due to rapid changes in technology. It is imperative that leadership trends and techniques be evaluated in the educational field, particularly in reference to alternative learning programs. Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs is a pivotal scholarly resource that discusses emerging issues surrounding the administration of non-traditional education practices. Highlighting relevant topics that include policy development, quality assurance, accreditation, and assessment systems, this publication is an ideal reference source for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in the progression of open and distance education.




Smart Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

2017/06/24June 19, 2017

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Ongoing advancements in modern technology have led to significant developments with smart technologies. With the numerous applications available, it becomes imperative to conduct research and make further progress in this field. Smart Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary research on the most emerging areas of information science and technology. Including innovative studies on image and speech recognition, human-computer interface, and wireless technologies, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students interested in advanced technological applications and developments.




Student Engagement and Participation: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

2017/06/24June 19, 2017

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The delivery of quality education to students relies heavily on the actions of an institution’s administrative staff. Effective teaching strategies allow for the continued progress of modern educational initiatives. Student Engagement and Participation: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides comprehensive research perspectives on the multi-faceted issues of student engagement and involvement within the education sector. Including innovative studies on learning environments, self-regulation, and classroom management, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.




Ideological Function of Deming Theory in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities

2017/06/24June 19, 2017

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Quality management initiatives have benefited organizations in the corporate world for several years. With this success, these methodologies are now being implemented into other sectors, such as educational institutions. Ideological Function of Deming Theory in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities presents coverage on the benefits and challenges of applying quality improvement frameworks in university settings. Highlighting pertinent topics such as resources management, training practices, and strategic planning, this is an ideal publication for academics, researchers, school administrators, policy makers, and professionals interested in the latest perspectives on the management of higher education institutions.




Game Theory: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

2017/06/24June 19, 2017

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Developments in the use of game theory have impacted multiple fields and created opportunities for new applications. With the ubiquity of these developments, there is an increase in the overall utilization of this approach. Game Theory: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the usage, strategies, and applications for implementing game theory across a variety of industries and fields. Including innovative studies on economics, military strategy, and political science, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, practitioners, graduate students, academics, and researchers interested in the applications of game theory.




HoloLens Blueprints

2017/06/24June 20, 2017

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Unveil the world of mixed reality with HoloLens About This Book Bring holographic insights to existing line-of-business applications, tools, and workflows Focus on developing end-to-end realistic holographic application. Build interactive model scripts and test them in Unity3D and holographic emulators Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at developers and designers working on mixed-reality developments for complex integrated scenarios using HoloLens. What You Will Learn Interact with holograms using different interaction models Develop your first holographic app Integrate holographic applications with cloud systems Visualize data feeds coming from the cloud through holograms Manage the application distribution of enterprise-enabled HoloLens Integrate HoloLens applications with services deployed on Azure Identify and create 3D Assets and Scenes Use HoloLens to explore the Internet of Things In Detail Do you want to create stunning applications with HoloLens? Are you a developer who is fascinated with Microsoft HoloLens and its capabilities? If so, this is the book for you. This book introduces and demystifies the HoloLens platform and shows you different ways of interaction with computers (mixed-reality). You will start your mixed-reality journey by understanding different types of digital reality. You will learn to build your first holographic app. Also, you will understand holographic application integration possibilities within Line of Business Applications using Azure. Moving ahead, you will create Integrated Solutions using IoT with HoloLens. Gradually you'll learn how to create and deploy apps on a device. You will learn to publish application to the store; if you are an enterprise developer, you will also manage and distribute applications for enterprise-enabled or domain-joined HoloLens. Finally, you will develop an end-to-end realistic holographic app, ranging from scenario identification to sketching, development, deployment, and, finally, production. Style and approach The book is a project-based guide to help you to create some really astonishing mixed-reality applications. It will provide end-to-end solutions and enable you to build stunning applications for HoloLens. Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com . If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the code file.




Formative Assessment Practices for Pre-Service Teacher Practicum Feedback: Emerging Research and Opportunities

2017/06/24June 16, 2017

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The development and implementation of effective teacher education programs requires evaluating current processes and optimizing them for future improvements. This ensures that a higher quality of education is delivered to the next generation of students. Formative Assessment Practices for Pre-Service Teacher Practicum Feedback: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an innovative source of academic information on the establishment of formative feedback processes in teacher education programs. Including perspectives on relevant topics such as video feedback, accreditation, and student literacy, this book is ideal for students, researchers, academics, and professionals actively involved in the education field.




Smart Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Management

2017/06/24June 19, 2017

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Disaster management is an imperative area of concern for society on a global scale. Understanding how to best utilize information and communication technology to help manage emergency and disaster situations will lead to more effective advances and innovations in this important field. Smart Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Management is a pivotal reference source that overviews current difficulties, challenges, and solutions that technology must adapt to in crisis situations. Highlighting pertinent topics such as network recovery, evacuation design, sensing technologies, and video technology, this publication is ideal for engineers, professionals, academicians, and researchers interested in discovering more about emerging technologies in crisis management.




The Python Apprentice

2017/06/24June 21, 2017

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Learn the Python skills and culture you need to become a productive member of any Python project. About This Book Taking a practical approach to studying Python A clear appreciation of the sequence-oriented parts of Python Emphasis on the way in which Python code is structured Learn how to produce bug-free code by using testing tools Who This Book Is For The Python Apprentice is for anyone who wants to start building, creating and contributing towards a Python project. No previous knowledge of Python is required, although at least some familiarity with programming in another language is helpful. What You Will Learn Learn the language of Python itself Get a start on the Python standard library Learn how to integrate 3rd party libraries Develop libraries on your own Become familiar with the basics of Python testing In Detail Experienced programmers want to know how to enhance their craft and we want to help them start as apprentices with Python. We know that before mastering Python you need to learn the culture and the tools to become a productive member of any Python project. Our goal with this book is to give you a practical and thorough introduction to Python programming, providing you with the insight and technical craftsmanship you need to be a productive member of any Python project. Python is a big language, and it’s not our intention with this book to cover everything there is to know. We just want to make sure that you, as the developer, know the tools, basic idioms and of course the ins and outs of the language, the standard library and other modules to be able to jump into most projects. Style and approach We introduce topics gently and then revisit them on multiple occasions to add the depth required to support your progression as a Python developer. We've worked hard to structure the syllabus to avoid forward references. On only a few occasions do we require you to accept techniques on trust, before explaining them later; where we do, it's to deliberately establish good habits. Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com . If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the code file.




Mastering Java EE Development with WildFly

2017/06/24June 20, 2017

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Your one stop solution to create highly scalable enterprise grade Java applications with WildFly. About This Book Master Java EE development with the latest WildFly 10 application server. Integrate with JSF and JMS and use efficient load balancing techniques to create real-time apps Integrate your backend JavaScript code seamlessly into Java applications Who This Book Is For If you are a Java developer with at least basic knowledge of Java EE, then this book is for you. No previous knowledge of WildFly is required. What You Will Learn Configure the development environment along with native and cloud installation of WildFly Write a DB schema and the relative entities and how to use the relationships between the entities Analyze with examples all the java annotations to manage the EJB and the configuration to get better performances Write different REST services through the EJB Implement Web sockets 1.0 and know why and when use the web sockets Work with Active MQ and write JMS clients to manage the authentication and authorization in the clients Configure the mail server through the wildfly console Learn how and when to use a new feature JAX-RS 2.0, which is the asynchronous call through REST Use the new JSF features of Wildfly 10 such as Mojarra 2.2, JSF 2.2, Richfaces 4.5 In Detail Packed with rich assets and APIs, Wildfly 10 allows you to create state-of-the-art Java applications. This book will help you take your understanding of Java EE to the next level by creating distributed Java applications using Wildfly. The book begins by showing how to get started with a native installation of WildFly and it ends with a cloud installation. After setting up the development environment, you will implement and work with different WildFly features, such as implementing JavaServer Pages. You will also learn how you can use clustering so that your apps can handle a high volume of data traffic. You will also work with enterprise JavaBeans, solve issues related to failover, and implement Java Message Service integration. Moving ahead, you will be working with Java Naming and Directory Interface, Java Transaction API, and use ActiveMQ for message relay and message querying. This book will also show you how you can use your existing backend JavaScript code in your application. By the end of the book, you’ll have gained the knowledge to implement the latest Wildfly features in your Java applications. Style and approach Each part of this book shows you how to use different features of WildFly 10 to create enterprise grade Java applications as easily as possible. Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com . If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the code file.