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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education examines the revolutionary rise of online learning
- 30 Nov 2016

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced the launch of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education.

While some consider online learning to be the future of education, others question the value of classroom instruction that occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting. How is the growing trend of online learning affecting educational systems globally, and what does it mean for administrators, faculty, and students? Launching as a three-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education addresses an array of issues related to online learning with a central focus on the effective education of students.

Interdisciplinary in scope, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education includes more than 350 entries on key topics such as technology used in the online classroom; institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education; pedagogical strategies of online education; effectiveness and assessment; and different types of online education and best practices.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education includes a Reader's Guide that groups entries by category to help readers find specific information. The text also includes appendices that include demographic data on distance education, academic leaders' opinions on this type of learning, a list of online education books and journals, and a review of distance education policy standards.

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SAGE launches innovative digital revision tool to aid student learning on the go
- 14 May 2013

Academic publisher SAGE has announced the launch of its highly innovative digital revision tool, MobileStudy, to aid student learning on the go. As one of the first revision tools to use a QR reader, SAGE's MobileStudy is a significant step in supporting the student interactive learning experience on the go through mobile technology.

Using QR codes within the printed book, SAGE's MobileStudy, enables Smartphone and tablet users instant access to key textbook extracts and additional study resources tailored for mobile use, making it possible to study and revise whenever and wherever they like. Linking through to lecturer resources, additional summary material, revision questions and summaries, the digitally innovative mobile revision tool creates an engaging textbook learning environment, supporting the changing need of today's students while simultaneously helping to improve learning outcomes.

SAGE's MobileStudy was first rolled out as part of the well renowned and highly regarded fourth edition Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics textbook by Professor Andy Field.

The mobile learning tool will be rolled out across a number of SAGE higher education and college market textbook titles by end Q1 2014.

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Delmar and DEWALT announce new title in the Complete Handbook series
- 19 Jun 2012

Learning solutions provider Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, US, and DEWALT have announced the availability of a new title in the Complete Handbook series – the DEWALT Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook. DEWALT is a manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories.

The DEWALT Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook presents the 2012 International Residential Code in a clear, logical format so that professionals can easily understand and identify the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings.

Sections of the book cover a wide range of residential construction topics, including administrative standards, definitions of terms, building planning, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, chimneys and fireplaces, energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Topics are accompanied by detailed illustrations that help to explain how the codes are applied in real-world situations.

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Delmar and DEWALT launch new mobile app for construction professionals
- 03 May 2012

Learning solutions provider Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, US, and DEWALT have announced the launch of DEWALT Mobile Pro, a new mobile application (app) for construction professionals. DEWALT Mobile Pro is an innovative and powerful mobile solution developed specifically for contractors and tradesmen in the construction industry, with a wealth of free features and numerous ways to customize the app based on each user’s trade focus. The app is available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and has been designed with custom interfaces to suit the various screen sizes of each device.

The DEWALT Mobile Pro app is available as a free download and provides an array of powerful and convenient features for everyday use on the job. It contains a construction calculator for solving complex jobsite math in the field, and five basic calculations with integrated reference materials to offer help, examples and illustrations. The app also provides additional high-value functionality including a running history of recent calculations, a customisable list of favourite calculations for quick and easy access to those used most often, and the ability to instantly email calculation results.

To ensure that DEWALT Mobile Pro will be beneficial to all construction professionals, the app was designed with a customisation option that includes trade-specific calculations and formulas. Once the free app has been downloaded, the user will have the ability to add-on hundreds of additional calculations and corresponding reference materials unique to a specific trade. Add-ons will be available at an additional cost in the areas of Business and Finance; Conversions and Math; Site Work; Finish Work; Concrete and Masonry; Carpentry; Electrical; Plumbing and more.

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Cengage Learning and PLTW partnership provides essential knowledge for STEM students and instructors
- 09 Mar 2011

Learning solutions provider Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, US, has announced the release of four new engineering titles through a partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a non-profit provider of innovative and rigorous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programmes. The four new titles developed through the partnership - Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering: From the Ground Up, Principles of Engineering and Digital Electronics - will seek to provide a wealth of content and resources to enhance PLTW's proven middle and high school STEM curriculum.

The Delmar/PLTW engineering series brings together the feedback and ideas from a number of experienced teachers and curriculum developers across a broad range of engineering disciplines. Two important themes emerged from the onset - first, teachers expressed the need for a new set of resources that fit with the way they teach today's engineering students, and secondly, teachers want engaging, interactive resources to support project and problem-based learning. From this feedback, Delmar/PLTW developed a series of texts that aim to effectively meet the needs of today's STEM instructors.

Included with the texts are numerous comprehension aid options that coincide with the textbook's content. Tools available include case studies, boxed articles, YourTurn activities, off-road exploration suggestions, connections to STEM concepts, career profiles, design briefs and example pages straight from the notebooks of actual engineers in the field. To complement the end-of-chapter questions, these books also present a hands-on challenge or exercise to further evaluate student understanding of content.

Current Delmar and PLTW titles in circulation include Gateway to Engineering, Through the Gateway: Readings to Accompany, Gateway to Engineering, CNC Programming: Principles and Applications and Engineering Design: An Introduction, with plans to develop into other STEM subject-areas in the future.

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