Essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex, diverse, and rapidly evolving field of distance education blend scholarship and research; practical attention to the details of teaching and learning; and mindful attention to the economics of the business of education. Contents: Eighteen expert essays, divided into the following four parts: PART I: Role and Function of Theory in Online Education Development and Delivery. PART II: Infrastructure and Support for Content Development. PART III: Design and Development of Online Courses. PART IV: Delivery, Quality Control, and Student Support of Online Courses.
This text is for a beginning graduate course in real variables and functional analysis. It assumes that the student has seen the basics of real variable theory and point set topology. Contents: 1) The topology of metric spaces. 2) Hilbert Spaces and Compact operators. 3) The Fourier Transform. 4) Measure theory. 5) The Lebesgue integral. 6) The Daniell integral. 7) Wiener measure, Brownian motion and white noise. 8) Haar measure. 9) Banach algebras and the spectral theorem. 10) The spectral theorem. 11) Stone's theorem. 12) More about the spectral theorem. 13) Scattering theory.
This anthology offers perspectives on war, national loyalty, and freedom from a sweeping range of writers including Phillis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Natasha Trethewey, W.E.B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Lucille Clifton, Vievee Francis, Michael S. Harper, Ann Petry, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many more.
Long overshadowed by fellow confessional poets Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton seldom features in literary criticism, despite being one of America’s most influential women writers. Now in this much-needed volume Sexton and her poetry are reassessed for the first time in two decades.
Featuring one entry per day of the year, this book is a fun and enlightening collection of moments from Florida history. Good and bad, famous and little-known, historical and contemporary, these events reveal the depth and complexity of the state’s past.
From the vast complexities of a world in which synesthesia is our natural translator, Allan Peterson’s poems convey the consistent message that the ordinary isn’t. Selected from books and chapbooks covering almost thirty years of writing, Peterson’s work draws heavily from landscapes like the Gulf Coast, the sciences, history, and the author’s background in visual arts.