Need a new way to design for the future? This is it. Whether you work with experiences, strategies, services or products, "Story Design" shows you how to find fresh ideas, develop creative campaigns and generate breakthrough solutions. How? With a superpower you already have: narrative intelligence. Go beyond storytelling. Discover Story Design.
Generating and sustaining engagement should be an explicit element of technology- mediated learning (TML) design for adults. Yet, little related guidance exists for practitioners in this field. This thesis investigates design elements that sustain engagement and describes a workshop protocol to help practitioners address engagement in their own context. The protocol and thesis are each framed as an Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a process that seeks to discover and build on what works well in existing systems. An evaluation study of the protocol, conducted at a bank learning centre, confirmed that the protocol is viable; participant designers created several engagement strategies. However, the findings also indicate that engagement was not a priority for participants and suggest that practitioners could benefit from a deeper understanding of engagement design. Finally, the thesis offers engagement design guidelines that advocate using: cognitive conflict, challenge, relevance, goals, experiential learning, interactivity, control, support, collaboration, uninterrupted time and fun.
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASM) is a poverty-driven activity that provides an important source of livelihood for rural communities. The amount of mercury lost by 10 to 15 million small-scale gold miners can reach as much as 1,000 tonnes a year, potentially contaminating 100 million people worldwide. This document brings simple, replicable and sustainable techniques to be used by environmental and health agencies, mining-related institutions and researchers for monitoring mercury pollution. These are badly needed decision-making tools to support mitigation of a serious problem.
Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults.
The book explains proven methods for resolving differences and suggests specific techniques that aid in: giving and receiving criticism; handling disputes at different levels of an organization; resolving disagreements within a team; and, managing different personality types.
Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and much more when you can get exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost? With Handcrafted Wire Findings you can learn how to make all of these things and more with your choice of materials. From sterling silver, fine silver, and German silver to copper, brass, and artistic wire you can use whatever material fits your budget to make just the custom components you want. Who wouldn't want to have fun making jewelry AND save money at the same time? Included are over 30 projects for making many different and useful custom wire findings. Starting off for fundamental skills for beginners then progressing for more ambitious and sophisticated designs, Handcrafted Wire Findings offers great projects for crafters and jewelry makers of all skill levels. A variety of techniques are also highlighted, including basic wirework, texturizing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishes. With all of these possibilities, there is no limit to what you can create with your own money-saving hand-made jewelry components.
Narrative Intelligence (NI) — the confluence of narrative, Artificial Intelligence, and media studies — studies, models, and supports the human use of narrative to understand the world. This volume brings together established work and founding documents in Narrative Intelligence to form a common reference point for NI researchers, providing perspectives from computational linguistics, agent research, psychology, ethology, art, and media theory. It describes artificial agents with narratively structured behavior, agents that take part in stories and tours, systems that automatically generate stories, dramas, and documentaries, and systems that support people telling their own stories. It looks at how people use stories, the features of narrative that play a role in how people understand the world, and how human narrative ability may have evolved. It addresses meta-issues in NI: the history of the field, the stories AI researchers tell about their research, and the effects those stories have on the things they discover. (Series B)
Find the right words to communicate with teachers, other educators, personnel, vendors, and more Perfect Phrases for School Administrators contains features the key words, phrases, acronyms, jargon and buzzwords used in the field of education and training. You can use these words to write teacher evaluations, settle union issues and contract disputes, deal with vendors and sales reps, communicate effectively with staff, deescalate grievances, and more.
Find the right words for report cards, parent-teacher conferences, and more Written for teachers grades K through 12, Perfect Phrases for Classroom Teachers helps you find the right words that will communicate a student’s progress effectively and reveal his or her weaknesses without sounding negative. This book provides lists of words and phrases that convey difficult messages tactfully and with appropriate professionalism, and words and phrases that follow state standards and guidelines for permanent records.