Book Announcement: Towards Efficient Photovoltaic Devices: Key Facts and Experiments on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

Towards Efficient Photovoltaic Devices: Key Facts and Experiments on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Towards Efficient Photovoltaic Devices: Key Facts and Experiments on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells by Codrin Alexandru Andrei.

Fossil fuels are limited resources and are anticipated to be exhausted within the next few decades. Solar energy is the only renewable resource capable of adequately meeting today’s total global energy demand.
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Book Announcement: Landscapes of Participatory Making, Modding and Hacking: Maker Culture and Makerspaces

Landscapes of Participatory Making, Modding and Hacking: Maker Culture and Makerspaces now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp145, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Landscapes of Participatory Making, Modding and Hacking: Maker Culture and Makerspaces, edited by Kenneth Y T Lim.

This book describes maker culture as it is manifested in particular socio-cultural contexts, and describes some of the underlying narratives behind the emergence of such cultures and hackerspaces. With reference to case studies, it invites a recasting of long-standing academic notions of industrialization, industrial location, urbanization, and regional divides.
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Book Announcement: The Evolution and Emergence of QR Codes

The Evolution and Emergence of QR Codes now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp139, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Evolution and Emergence of QR Codes by Celalettin Aktaş.

Not much literature exists on QR (Quick Response) Codes and their applications in the emerging digital society, making this foundational text very important to the field of technology. Revolving around the evolution and characteristics of QR Codes, it begins with a comprehensive discussion of past technologies, linking them with the emergence of today’s technologies as a way to synergize the utilization of QR Codes. The book spells out the “pros” and “cons” of QR Codes, providing potential challenges to their emergence. It will be useful for scholars of new media and technology, enabling them to understand the depths and details of the old and new media and the point where hybrid media evolve. It will be equally beneficial to practitioners across industries, helping them to incorporate QR Codes into everyday life. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler

Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp180, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler, edited by Maria Teresa Cruz.

In recent decades, media theory has become one of the most influential trends in contemporary thinking, namely within cultural studies, the arts and humanities. Spreading mostly from the German scholarly scene, under the influence of post-structuralism, media theory has developed as a fundamental theoretical framework, for many fields of theoretical and applied research, through authors such as the late Friedrich Kittler, 1943–2011. Commenting on several aspects of Kittler’s work, and on its impact in different fields of art and culture, this essay collection examines recent developments in media theory brought about by concepts such as “cultural techniques” and “operative ontologies” and by key authors, contributing to this volume, such as Bernhard Siegert, Sybille Krämer and Peter Weibel.
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Book Announcement: Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies

Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp360, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies, edited by Nadežda Stojković, Milorad Tošić and Valentina Nejković.

Bilingualism and multilingualism both make a major contribution in cross-cultural interaction, but, at the same time, improve various cognitive abilities, such as better attention and multitasking. Meaning in the world around us is represented by means of the language that is used for communication and knowledge exchange between intelligent individuals. The phenomena of human interaction and communication are recently experiencing unprecedented influence from digital technologies. Language learning is part of the global revolution, meaning that language learning technologies are playing an increasingly important role in learning English for Specific Purposes. This volume addresses theoretical and practical aspects of learning, technology adoption and pedagogy are in the context of English for Specific Purposes.
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Call for Articles: Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook

Editors

Anukrati Sharma, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India

O.P. Rishi, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India

Publisher

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK

Submission deadline (Chapter Abstract): July 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce the call for book chapters on Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook. We are hoping you will make this volume immensely beneficial by submitting your valuable contribution.

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Book Announcement: Smartphone-based Learning in the Japanese ESL Classroom: A Case Study Report

Smartphone-based Learning in the Japanese ESL Classroom: A Case Study Report now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp350, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Smartphone-based Learning in the Japanese ESL Classroom: A Case Study Report by Nicolas Gromik.

Mobile Assisted Learning emerged from Computer Assisted Learning, with researchers extending computer-based activities to mobile platforms, but differs from the latter in many ways. First, it is obviously mobile, but, second, smartphones have converged many features and software that were previously accessible through a range of digital tools. Thirdly, Mobile Assisted Learning allows interaction with social media.

Educators are well-advised to consider smartphone video-based learning and to understand the many possibilities it affords. This book provides an account of the integration of smartphone video recording in the language classroom. It outlines and reports on the implementation process and the practical issues related to this learning method. Using simple digital storytelling, and mini-documentary filmmaking, students are able to learn to speak in a foreign language, while at the same time exploring and experimenting with video production. Continue reading