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Teaching Economics To Built Environment Students, Thomas Power Jan 2015

Teaching Economics To Built Environment Students, Thomas Power

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Teaching economics to construction economists is paradigmatically different to teaching economics to ‘pure’ economists. While the principles of economics don’t change, the philosophical aim and the methodology of teaching the subject do change. Understanding and executing this philosophical variant enhances the students’ learning experience.

Teaching economics and finance can open students’ eyes to a new way of thinking about the world. The study of economics looks at the world in a unique way because economics is a truly social science and it makes advances in finding solutions to the challenges that society faces. However, it approaches these solutions with ...


Deploying A Context Aware Smart Classroom, Ciaran O'Driscoll, Mohan Mithileash, Fredrick Mtenzi, Bing Wu Jan 2008

Deploying A Context Aware Smart Classroom, Ciaran O'Driscoll, Mohan Mithileash, Fredrick Mtenzi, Bing Wu

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Context aware environments respond in a pseudo-intelligent manner depending on the identity of occupants, particular location, desired activity and specific time. The Context Aware Smart Classroom (CASC) is a classroom that responds to lecturers and student groups based on preset policies and the lecture timetable. The pervasive nature of personal mobile devices permits the investigation of developing low-cost location and identification systems that support development of a smart classroom. Material used during the teaching activity is distributed to students based on students’ policies using WLAN, LAN or email. The smart classroom CASC uses a central scheduling system to determine the ...