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The fun and easy way to become a more efficient, effective reader!Want to read faster — and recall more of what you read? This practical, hands-on guide gives you the techniques you need to increase your reading speed and retention, whether you're reading books, e-mails, magazines, or even technical journals! You'll find reading aids and plenty of exercises to help you read faster and better comprehend the text.Yes, you can speed read — discover... more...

Master Math: Calculus takes off right where the best-selling Master Math series left off, and provides everyone, even those who fear balancing their checkbooks, with new hope and answers to these and many other calculus questions. In a simple, straightforward, step-by-step approach, Master Math: Calculus clearly explains the basic concepts of calculus, then delves deeper into advanced topics.

It's no secret that college doesn't prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether there's a better way to "make it" in today's marketplace. There is-and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of "hackademics"... more...

So much more than a human necessity, food is an entry point into a range of different topics: culture and tradition, health and well-being, small and large-scale business, ecology and politics, science and the arts, poverty and social justice, land use and civil society, global trade, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and more. From seed to table, the policies and practices related to all aspects of the food cycle create rich sites for... more...

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference of the  Immersive Learning Network, iLRN 2017, held in Coimbra, Portugal in June 2017. The proceedings contain 17 full papers  together with 4 short papers, carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. This year’s special focus is “Honoring Tradition, Immersed in the Future".


This volume critically explores themes of belonging, learning and community, drawing on a range of research studies conducted with adult learners in formal and informal contexts and employing interdisciplinary theory from education, feminist theory, cultural studies and human geography. Dominant but simplistic and regulatory ideas and practices of learning community in higher education and lifelong learning are critiqued. Instead, Jocey Quinn argues... more...

This book gives professionals and business people the essential tools to become better thinkers and decision-makers. It sets out simple methods and techniques to avoid poor decision making by developing our conceptual, creative and critical thinking skills, along with ways of incorporating them within our daily lives.

This comprehensive book focuses squarely on academic portfolios, which may prove to be the most innovative and promising faculty evaluation and development technique in years. The authors identify key issues, red flag warnings, and benchmarks for success, describing the what, why, and how of developing academic portfolios. The book includes an extensively tested step-by-step approach to creating portfolios and lists 21 possible portfolio items covering... more...

We live in an era when the unprecedented speed of change means: The only certainty is uncertainty; you can't predict what skills will be useful in ten years time; in most professions knowledge is doubling every two or three years; and no job is forever--so being employable means being flexible and retraining regularly. Accelerated Learning into the 21st Century contains a simple but proven plan that delivers the one key skill that every working... more...

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2015, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2015. The 34 revised full papers presented together with an invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 196 submissions. The papers address topics such as information technologies supporting learning; learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; social context... more...