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Study Abroad Contexts for Enhanced Foreign Language Learning
Donna M. Velliaris (University of South Australia, Australia)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 275 pages. $190.00
Popular opinion has long assumed that learning a foreign language requires not only traditional classroom instruction but also immersion among native speakers of the...
GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Somnath Chaudhuri (Maldives National University, Maldives), Nilanjan Ray (University of Burdwan, India)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 285 pages. $205.00
Geographic information systems (GIS) provide information that can be useful across many disciplines. One of these disciplines is the travel and hospitality industry....
Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education
Siew Fun Tang (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Chee Leong Lim (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 375 pages. $210.00
As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their stu...
Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations
Ditte Kolbaek (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 335 pages. $225.00
The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience...
Incorporating Nature-Inspired Paradigms in Computational Applications
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 295 pages. $195.00
Many techniques have been developed to control the variety of dynamic systems. To develop those control techniques, it is fundamental to know the mathematical relati...
Equity, Equality, and Reform in Contemporary Public Education
Marquis C. Grant (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 295 pages. $185.00
Equality and equity are often mischaracterized as interchangeable terms in public education. This may explain why efforts towards reform and restructure are often no...
Mobile Technologies and Socio-Economic Development in Emerging Nations
Fredrick Japhet Mtenzi (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), George S. Oreku (Tanzania Industrial Research Development Organization, Tanzania), Dennis M. Lupiana (Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania), Jim James Yonazi (Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited, Tanzania)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 310 pages. $195.00
As technology advances, mobile devices have become more affordable and useful to countries around the world. As a result, mobile evolution has become an essential pa...
Information Visualization Techniques in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Veslava Osińska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), Grzegorz Osinski (College of Social and Media Culture, Poland)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 335 pages. $195.00
The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances in emerging technology...
Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Andrew H. Campbell (Indiana Institute of Technology, USA)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 340 pages. $225.00
One global leadership challenge is managing the complexity of the political and economic climate of a society. As the global environment changes, it is essential for...
Social Network Analytics for Contemporary Business Organizations
Himani Bansal (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India), Gulshan Shrivastava (National Institute of Technology Patna, India), Gia Nhu Nguyen (Duy Tan University, Vietnam), Loredana-Mihaela Stanciu (University Timisoara, Romania)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 300 pages. $215.00
Social technology is quickly becoming a vital tool in our personal, educational, and professional lives. Its use must be further examined in order to determine the r...