Digitalised learning with its promise of autonomy, enhanced learner choice, independence and freedom, is an intuitive and appealing construct but closer examination reveals it to be a rather simplistic proposition, raising the following questions. -What do we mean by autonomy? -What are we implying about the role of the teacher, the classroom, and interaction between learners? -What do we understand about the impact of technology on the ecology of the learning environment? This book describes the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by a group of advanced English language learners in Mexico, comparing what students thought and what they did in response to the technology. The theoretical aim of the book is to work towards the construction of a theory of the development of autonomy and virtual learning in an EFL context. Enhanced understanding about the relationship between autonomy and technology has the potential to inform academics, software designers, materials writers, teacher educators, and teachers and to help learners in their quest to acquire a foreign language.
This dictionary makes available for the first time a broad range of knowledge unknown or little-known to the western world, and indeed much information that is now lost to present-day Albanians. As such, it serves as a basic work of reference for readers and scholars specialising in the societies of the Balkans, th study of religious and anthropology.
THE EPIC STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL EMPIRES IN HISTORY The mighty Empire of the Moghuls burst out of Central Asia into India in the sixteenth century. The first in a compelling new series of novels, Raiders from the North tells the largely unknown story of the rise and fall of the Mogul dynasties. It is 1494 when the ruler of Ferghana dies in an extraordinary accident. His only son, Babur, faces a seemingly impossible challenge. Babur is determined to live up to the example of his legendary ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests transformed the face of the earth from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But Babur is dangerously young to ...
Although often written off as myths, UFOs are found in Renaissance Art, on ancient coins, etched on cave walls-and even reported in the Bible. Even more surprising is when they are documented most: in times of war. These sightings are made by high ranking officials, soldiers, and newsreporters. Why do these sightings spike so drastically during wartime? Could it be mistaken aircraft? Or is someone-or something- looking in on us?
Imagine if you could find a simple, proven, and ethical way to get out of debt, make sound investments, and build substantial wealth for your family and community. In The Biblical Money Code, Sean Hyman describes how to do just that, offering sound wealth-creation strategies surprisingly embedded in this ancient text. Sean Hyman not only reveals some powerful investment secrets used by such tycoons as Warren Buffet and Sir John Templeton, but also those of King Solomon, the Apostle Paul, and even Jesus of Nazareth. By putting these secrets into play, the author was able to go from a pastor's income of $15K per year, to giving away $50K per year; he also helped his father turn a $40K retireme...
In the aftermath of a teenager's drowning in a Cheshire countryside canal, Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James investigate strange connections between the victim and two past murder cases. By the author of In a Dark House. 60,000 first printing.
Buried pipes are a highly efficient method of transport. In fact, only open channels are less costly to construct. However, the structural mechanics of buried pipes can be complicated, and imprecisions in the properties of the soil envelope are usually too great to justify lengthy, complicated analyses. Designers and engineers need principles and methods that simplify analysis and maximize their knowledge of the pipe's performance and performance limits. Structural Mechanics of Buried Pipes minimizes complicated theories, breaks through the imprecisions in the properties of soil, and presents principles that simplify analysis and lead to designs of higher performance and safety. With knowledge built on experience, experimentation, and sound principles, the authors guide readers through the design and analysis processes. They use examples based on actual buried structures and analyze a variety of pipe-soil interaction problems. Sound principles, plentiful examples, and a straightforward presentation provide an outstanding framework for hands-on application and an ideal self-study guide.
Get started with Twisted, the event-driven networking framework written in Python. With this introductory guide, you’ll learn the key concepts and design patterns to build event-driven client and server applications for many popular networking protocols. You’ll also learn the tools to build new protocols using Twisted’s primitives. Start by building basic TCP clients and servers, and then focus on deploying production-grade applications with the Twisted Application infrastructure. Along the way, you can play with and extend examples of common tasks you’ll face when building network applications. If you’re familiar with Python, you’re ready for Twisted. Learn the core components of Twisted servers and clients Write asynchronous code with the Deferred API Construct HTTP servers with Twisted’s high-level web APIs Use the Agent API to develop flexible web clients Configure and deploy Twisted services in a robust and standardized fashion Access databases using Twisted’s nonblocking interface Add common server components: logging, authentication, threads and processes, and testing Explore ways to build clients and servers for IRC, popular mail protocols, and SSH