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Chapter 10 The Computing Brain

David A Sousa Solution Tree Press ePub

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Basic numerical and mathematical skills are essential for navigating our everyday lives and have been shown to be critical determinants of professional success. Recent studies support the notion that mathematical fluency is essential by suggesting that achievement levels in numeracy and mathematics in childhood are a better predictor of later academic achievement and life success than are literacy skills (Bynner & Parsons, 1997; Duncan et al., 2007).

A striking example of the importance of numerical and mathematical skills is the finding that these skills are a crucial predictor of the ability of both patients and health professionals to use healthcare-related information, such as dosage of medicine (Ancker & Kaufman, 2007). Thus, a lack of basic numerical and mathematical skills among health professionals can have detrimental effects on the well-being of their patients. This is merely one of many examples that illustrate the dramatic influence that basic numerical and mathematical competencies have on our lives.

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4 Becoming More Efficient

Robin K Morgan Indiana University Press ePub

MARCIA D. DIXSON

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE

One of the most lauded aspects of using technology is more efficient use of resources. Administrators, faculty and students seem to believe that technology can make better use of student time, better use of faculty time, and better use of resources (i.e., classroom space). Why, then, do we frequently hear faculty complain, “I have so much more to do! More email to read, more discussion posts to grade!” And students lament that now they have discussions during and beyond class time because we have extended their classrooms into cyberspace (without cutting anything else). The motto when using technology should be, “Because you can do something, does not mean you should do something.” Technology is a set of tools. The important thing is to choose the most appropriate tool and do not overuse it (i.e., if you only need to put in one nail, use a hammer - don’t buy a nail gun!)

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R. STRAUSS: Counter-transference

Karnac Books ePub

RUTH STRAUSS

In the discussion on counter-transference, Dr Heimann seemed to suggest that Freud’s motivation for the use of the couch need not be regarded as defensive. I am inclined to think, however, that there is some defensiveness in his decision, for he admits that he did not like to be looked at over long periods of the day. He thus expressed awareness and acceptance of his need to use certain ego defences in order to create the best condition for the work to be done, from the patient’s point of view as well as from his own.

Jung, on his part, deliberately broke away from the practice of using the couch, and in providing the opportunity for patient and analyst to look at one another he was fully aware that the analyst was exposed to what he has called the infectious nature of the unconscious (1954). However, from the beginning the analytic situation was to Jung primarily a two-person situation arranged with the aim of continual interaction of patient and analyst. It is, as it were, a clear statement on the analyst’s part, from the first interview onwards, that he is prepared to be a partner on equal terms, if and when the patient is ready to accept it.

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2 Showers & Hendrix

Carrol Ann Krause Quarry Books ePub

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SHOWERS & HENDRIX

AFTER THE SHOWERS FAMILY moved to Bloomington in 1856, C.C. established himself in business. It’s unclear what led him to settle permanently in Bloomington instead of moving onward, but he remained in his adopted town for the rest of his life. The succession of enterprises that he launched in Bloomington was on a par with his previous work history. For a short while C.C. worked at a cabinet shop with Elizabeth’s brother, Isaac Hull, where, according to James Showers’s memoirs, he trained Isaac in cabinet building (C.C. is listed on the 1860 census as “cabinet maker”). The late Bloomington amateur historian Robert Leffler apparently had access to a trove of newspapers that no longer survive in the public collections; in his Showers pamphlet (preserved at the Monroe County History Center), he claims that the May 25, 1860 issue of the Bloomington Republican reported that Showers & Moffatt were making and selling bedsteads on the east side of the square, and that later that same summer Mercer and Showers were operating a grocery. By December 15 of 1860, Leffler states, C.C. was partnering with his new son-in-law, James Hendrix, who had recently married the second Showers daughter, Ellen.

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12 Sustainable Tourism and Information Technology

Benckendorff, P.J.; Sheldon, P.J. CAB International PDF

chapter 12

Sustainable Tourism and

Information Technology

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter you should be able to:

analyze how IT can improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of tourism organizations, communities and ­destinations; explain how IT systems can be used to ensure environmental preservation, purity and physical integrity; describe the role of IT systems in promoting social equity and community well-being, local empowerment and the preservation of cultural diversity; understand how IT systems can ensure economic viability and local prosperity; and explain how IT systems can facilitate tourists to behave more sustainably in tourist settings.

Introduction

So far we have examined how IT has reshaped tourism organizations, tourists and destinations

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by increasing productivity, creating new markets, and connecting tourists with each other and with tourism enterprises in new and exciting ways. We have also discussed how social media is influencing the industry and travelers and have considered the impact of technology on tourist experiences. However, one crucial area not yet fully explored is the impact of IT on the sustainability of tourism destinations and the potential that IT has to assist tourism in transforming the world for the better.

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