The Plugged In Professor

The Plugged In Professor
Author: Sharmila Ferris,Hilary Wilder
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-05-15
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781780633428

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New technologies are transforming the way students work. The Plugged in Professor provides a timely and exceptional resource for using social media and other new technologies to help college students meet both general and discipline-specific objectives. The title covers techniques built around well-known social networking technologies, as well as other emerging technologies such as mobile phone and tablet apps. With a practical focus and reader-friendly format, this book shows educators how to apply techniques in each technology, and includes clear student learning objectives, step-by-step directions, observations and advice, and supplemental readings and resources. Twenty-five chapters by leading contributors cover key aspects of new technologies in education, in four parts: Writing, research and information fluency; Communication and collaboration; Critical thinking and creativity; and Integrative learning. Provides a cutting-edge resource for academics and practitioners in effective ways of reaching today’s students through the use of their favourite tool, social media Outlines a range of strategies taking advantage of the unique learning styles and habits of net generation learners Exposes students to ways in which these technologies can be used in their professional and personal lives

Power Cut How the EU Is Pulling the Plug on Electricity Markets

Power Cut  How the EU Is Pulling the Plug on Electricity Markets
Author: Carlo Stagnaro
Publsiher: London Publishing Partnership
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780255367172

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By any measure, the privatisation and liberalisation of the UK energy industry was an enromous success. And yet the public are not convinced. As energy expert Carlo Stagnaro shows in this important book, the re-regulation of the market in the UK, together with policy developed at the EU level, has undermined all the important developments of the 1990s and early 2000s. The result has not only been poorer outcomes in the energy market but a very inefficient approach to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The EU has also only been partially successful in promoting liberalisation and competition in electricity markets and the time is ripe for change. The author shows how the EU must learn the lessons from the UK’s successful recent past – and the UK must re-learn them. Therein lies the route to a competitive energy market that serves the ends of consumers rather than the ends of politicians and other interest groups.

Plug in Vehicles Plugged in Policy

Plug in Vehicles  Plugged in Policy
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-09-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0215048512

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Consumer demand for plug-in vehicles remains very low and the Government grant to encourage demand may not be proving effective. The Government must do more to show that its plug-in vehicle strategy is a good use of public money. Carbon emissions from transport must be reduced if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, but public money must be targeted on effective policies. So far, Department for Transport expenditure on plug-in cars - some £11 million - has benefited just a handful of motorists. There is a risk that the Government is basically subsidising second cars for affluent households. It is also unclear whether the provision of public charging infrastructure encourages demand for plug-in cars. Indeed, the Government does not even have a register of all the chargepoints installed at public expense

The Plugged In Manager

The Plugged In Manager
Author: Terri L Griffith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118112564

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A game-changing approach to management Too often discussions of management practice focus exclusively on managing people and organizational issues. Rarely, however, do they incorporate a discussion about technology or address all three dimensions in a balanced way. When they do, the result is game changing. In our hypercompetitive environment, those managers who are outstanding at being plugged into their people, technology, and organizational processes simultaneously excel at coming up with effective business solutions. The Plugged-In Manager makes the case that being plugged-in—the ability to see choices across each of an organization's dimensions of people, technology, and organizational processes and then to mix them together into new and powerful organizational strategies, structures, and practices—may be the most important capability a manager can develop to succeed in the 21st century. Step by step Griffith shows you how to acquire this ability. Shows what it takes for business managers to succeed as technology and organizations become more and more complex Profiles exceptional leaders and organizations who are plugged-in, such as Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com Offers a fresh look at management issues Filled with compelling case studies and drawing on first-hand interviews, The Plugged-In Manager highlights this often neglected managerial capability and the costs of only focusing on one dimension rather than all three.

The Last Wild

The Last Wild
Author: Piers Torday
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781101626900

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"A hugely inventive adventure." —Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series In a world where animals are slowly fading into extinction, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes feels as if he hardly exists either. He’s been locked away in a home for troubled children and is unable to speak a word. Then one night, a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach come to help him escape, and he discovers that he can speak—to them. And the animals need him. Only Kester, with the aid of a stubborn, curious girl named Polly, can help them survive. The animals saved Kester. But can he save them? "When ninety-nine pigeons smash through the windows of Kester's prison and carry him North to the last of the animals…. it's a moment as thrilling as when James flies off in the Giant Peach. Highly recommended" —The Times (UK) “Combines a great fondness for animals with an appreciation of the freakish…. The reserved narrative tone and tender yet peculiar view of animals give this piece its own offbeat flavor.” —Kirkus Reviews “Alternately somber, thrilling, and silly.” —Publishers Weekly

Pop the Plug

Pop the Plug
Author: Michael Kent
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2012-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781479725076

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In Pop the Plug we find the iconoclastic Albert "Big Jiggety" Nostran about to graduate from a diminutive rural New England college. He has extricated himself from a thorny patch of a year all but tethered to a 97.5 percent incompatible roommate. While his lady quest has remained fraught, as he clutches his hard-earned diploma, a certain dark English professor reemerges, inviting him out to dinner to celebrate a new commencement. It is a pivotal moment for all the Nostrans: Back in France, where his immediate family has sought exile for 20 odd years, his tempestuous father, Quentin, has retired. His younger brother, Simon, has finished high-school. Upon his return, Albert becomes something of an organizer/conductor as the whole family gradually empties the grand old house, the home where he grew up, destination: America. In this second Nostran installment, the protagonist grapples with more the New World's many idiosyncracies, no longer alone. Hobbled by an aging husband and difficult to fathom circumstances, his mother asserts herself now as she seldom has in the land of Meaux mustard and Brie cheese. After exploring some of his old college haunts, attempting to rekindle the friendship Albert once enjoyed with brother Simon, the latter is whisked off himself to the world of higher education. The recent graduate must contend with his father's exponential barrage of venom. And find a job, a mountain he never had to climb living overseas as a non-citizen. Pop the Plug explores the chiasm pried open as the neurotic world of school no longer extends its safety net. It also relates the many sparks that flicker and sear within a complex father-son relationship. Angst-ridden though it may sound, the novel is also perforated with humor. Pointed observations, pithy dialogue give the reader ample reason to forge ahead and delight in the protagonists' tribulations which include a trial. Literally.

The Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Act of 2006 discussion Draft

The Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Act of 2006  discussion Draft
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2006
Genre: Electronic government information
ISBN: PSU:000058928318

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Francis Plug

Francis Plug
Author: Paul Ewen
Publsiher: Galley Beggar Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781910296981

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FRANCIS PLUG is back. The lovable misfit is now adjusting to life as a newly published author. Interviews and publicity are coming his way, not to mention considerable acclaim. But Francis can’t understand why people think he was writing fiction... He also has plenty of other problems – and very little money. Fortunately, he’s handed a lifeline when he lands a job as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Greenwich. Unfortunately, this involves interacting with more new people, which isn’t exactly Francis’s strong suit. Try as he might, the staff and students at the university seem to have great difficulty knowing what to make of Francis. (Not to mention the trouble that he has making sense of himself...). Oh – and now he also needs to hook in some big-name authors for the Greenwich Book Festival, and has to write his own campus novel. The urgent questions build and build – and Francis is in no state to answer them Will he keep his job? Will he be able to secretly sleep inside a university office? Will anyone find out that he did a wee in the corridor? ... Find out as Francis embarks on a new adventure, more intoxicating and hilarious than ever.