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We Switched Careers! Alternative Licensure Teachers' Journeys to the Classroom

We Switched Careers! Alternative Licensure Teachers' Journeys to the Classroom edited by Mervyn J. Wighting, Ph.D.

This book comprises the stories of twelve journeys: the road traveled by former business people, members of the military, pastors, engineers and bankers all of whom responded to the calling to become a teacher. Its purpose is to inspire others who might be contemplating a similar journey in order to transition into teaching. Career Switchers are risk takers. In many instances they leave secure and well paid jobs in order to venture into the unknown world of education and they do this so that they can make a difference in the lives of children. They become students themselves to complete the coursework, they compete with all other candidates to get hired, and they subject themselves to the challenges of teaching instead of remaining in the comfort zone of their previous career. Each of the twelve chapters tells a unique story, and the reader can rest assured that everything in each chapter is absolutely true!



Autonomous and Self-Directed Learning

Our tenth release is 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.



Statistical Fundamentals: Using Microsoft Excel for Univariate and Bivariate Analysis Third Edition

Our ninth release is 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

Our seventh release is 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.






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Our fifth release is 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 textbook is attractively priced at $29.95 for the paperback version and only $9.99 for the iBook, Kindle, and Nook eBook versions.



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Our fourth release is The Soul That Suffers: A Perspective on Human Nature and Suffering for Counseling Christians by Dr. Dennis Morgan, professor in the Graduate School of Columbia International University.

Suffering and human nature primary issues that face counselors with every client, in every session, in every day spent in counseling practice. As such, a well thought-out and developed understanding of human nature and human suffering is essential for anyone who ventures into the task of listening to and supporting another person. In The Soul That Suffers, Dr. Dennis Morgan examines suffering and human nature and offers insights from his four decades of experience in the counseling field. The Soul That Suffers offers a fresh biblical perspective to the most foundational issues facing not only Christian counselors but everyone living in a fallen world.

This is a Kindle-only eBook.



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Our second release is Fighting for Peace: Combating Conflict with Character by Dr. Dennis Morgan, professor in the Graduate School of Columbia International University.

Conflict in relationships is a fact of life. When people are around each other there is not only the potential for conflict, but there is going to be conflict in some form, to some extent, at some time. Rather than fearing conflict, Dr. Dennis Morgan encourages readers to see conflict as an invitation from God to strengthen relational closeness. Fighting for Peace will challenge you to consider your personal relationship with God, to more fully know and examine yourself, and to move toward others in humility - combating conflict with character.






Beyond the Firmament CoverOur first release is Beyond the Firmament: Understanding Science and the Theology of Creation by Gordon J. Glover, a well-researched and thought-provoking book from an impressive first-time author.

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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Statistical Fundamentals: Using Microsoft Excel for Univariate and Bivariate Analysis Second Edition

Our eighth release is an expanded second edition of Statistical Fundamentals: Using Microsoft Excel for Univariate and Bivariate Analysis by Alfred P. Rovai, Ph.D.

The purpose of this book is to provide users with knowledge and skills in univariate and bivariate statistics. Univariate refers to analyzing one variable while bivariate refers to analyzing two variables at a time. 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 also 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 578-page book is offered at only $29.95 for the paperback version and $9.99 for the Kindle edition.



Statistical Fundamentals: Using Microsoft Excel for Univariate and Bivariate Analysis

Our sixth release is Statistical Fundamentals: Using Microsoft Excel for Univariate and Bivariate Analysis by Alfred P. Rovai, Ph.D.

The purpose of this book is to provide a working background of descriptive and inferential statistics and step-by-step examples of how to perform various statistical procedures using Microsoft Excel's native operators and functions. Automated procedures are also described using Excel's Analysis TookPak and AnalystSoft StatPlus.

This reference volume also 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 516-page book is offered at the low price of $24.95 for the paperback version and only $9.99 for the Kindle edition.




Social Science Research Design and Statistics Cover

Our third release is Social Science Research Design and Statistics: A Practitioner's Guide to Research Methods and SPSS Analysis by Alfred P. Rovai, Ph.D., Jason D. Baker, Ph.D., and Michael K. Ponton, Ed.D.

An expanded second edition of this book has been released!

This book integrates social science research methods and the descriptions of 46 univariate, bivariate, and multivariate tests to include a description of the purpose, assumptions, example research question and hypothesis, SPSS procedure, and interpretation of SPSS output for each test.





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