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Autonomous and Self-Directed Learning: Agentic Perspectives co-edited by Drs. Michael K. Ponton and Paul B. Carr.
For nearly two decades, Professors Michael K. Ponton and Paul B. Carr have formulated discussions of self-directed and autonomous learning by building upon the conceptual frameworks provided by Professors Emeriti Gary Confessore (learner autonomy and conation) and Albert Bandura (social cognitive theory, human agency, and self-efficacy). Using an agentic perspective of personal agency to describe learning, the agent as a learner engages in forethought to adopt goals of personal value and formulate learning plans; reacts to this ideation by enacting plans; reflects upon consequences and outcomes; and uses this acquired information to inform future learning plans. Their work and that with their colleagues has included both theoretical discussions and original research. This edited compendium, primarily consisting of previously published articles, is the result of those efforts.
An expanded and revised third edition of Statistical Fundamentals: Using Microsoft Excel for Univariate and Bivariate Analysis by Alfred P. Rovai, Ph.D.
The purpose of this revised third edition is to provide users with knowledge and skills in univariate and bivariate statistics using Microsoft Excel®. Bivariate statistics are especially useful in comparing two variables and discovering relationships. The book includes step-by-step examples of how to perform various descriptive and inferential statistical procedures using Microsoft Excel's® native operators and functions as well as automated procedures using Microsoft Analysis ToolPak® and AnalystSoft StatPlus®.
This reference volume features companion website materials including copies of the Excel files used to create the output presented in the book and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that display step-by-step instructions on how to run popular statistical procedures in Excel.
This nearly 500-page textbook is offered at only $29.95 for the paperback version and $9.99 for the Kindle edition.
Massive Online Learning: A Topical Record of the MOOC Pansophy by Alfred P. Rovai, Ph.D. and Jason D. Baker, Ph.D.
Massive Online Learning offers a systematic compilation of information regarding the background, trends, issues, design, implementation, evaluation, monetization, legal issues, and future directions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Its goal is to make accessible, in a clear and concise form, a body of current knowledge on MOOCs in order to increase understandings of relevant theories, issues, challenges, and solutions and how MOOCs are changing higher education and the way we learn online. Massive Online Learning is written as a topical record using a business report format that emphasizes effective use of headings and subheadings, plain language, ample use of charts and images, and bullet points to present a series of points in an easy-to-follow list.
An expanded second edition of Social Science Research Design and Statistics: A Practitioner's Guide to Research Methods and IBM SPSS Analysis by Alfred P. Rovai, Ph.D., Jason D. Baker, Ph.D., and Michael K. Ponton, Ed.D.
This book integrates social science research methods and the descriptions of over 40 univariate, bivariate, and multivariate tests to include a description of the purpose, key assumptions and requirements, example research question and null hypothesis, SPSS procedures, display and interpretation of SPSS output, and what to report for each test. It is classroom tested and current with IBM SPSS 22. This expanded second edition also features companion website materials including copies of the IBM SPSS datasets used to create the SPSS output presented in the book, and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that display step-by-step instructions on how to run popular SPSS procedures.
Included throughout the book are various sidebars highlighting key points, images and SPSS screenshots to assist understanding the material presented, self-test reviews at the end of each chapter, a decision tree to facilitate identification of the proper statistical test, examples of SPSS output with accompanying analysis and interpretations, links to relevant web sites, and a comprehensive glossary. Underpinning all these features is a concise, easy to understand explanation of the material.
This 630-page book is attractively priced at $29.95 for the paperback version and only $9.99 for the iBook, Kindle, and Nook eBook versions.
As debates within the Church over the scientific details of creation become more frequent, the experts seem to grow more entrenched while the rest of us only become more confused. Somewhere between the endless arguments over distant starlight and Carbon-14 dating, calculating the mathematical improbabilities of things that already exist, and parsing ancient Hebrew and Greek, somebody needs to ask the simple question: If 3,500 years of scientific progress can't help modern Christians figure out Genesis, then how could the ancient Israelites possibly have understood it so well? What secret did this newly liberated gaggle of Hebrew nomads take with them out of Egypt that holds the key to understanding God's telling of His own creation story?
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