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Books edited by us in international publishers

Below one can find several books edited/coordinated by Bogdan Patrut and Monica Patrut, published by international publishing houses

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“Social Media in Politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media” (Public Administration and Information Technology, 13) by Bogdan Patrut & Monica Patrut (eds.), Springer, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3319046655

carte2This volume sets out to analyse the relation between social media and politics by investigating the power of internet, and more specifically, the power of social media in the political and social discourse. The volume collects original research on the use of social media in political campaigns, electoral marketing, riots and social revolutions, presenting a range of case studies from across the world as well as theoretical and methodological contributions. Examples that explore the use of social media in electoral campaigns include, for instance, studies on the use of Facebook in the 2012 US presidential campaign and in the 2011 Turkish general elections. The final section of the book debates the usage of Twitter and of other Web 2.0 tools in mobilizing people for riots and revolutions, presenting and analysing recent events in Istanbul and Egypt, among others.

“Divided into three sections, ‘The Political Power of Social Media,’‘Using Social Media in Electoral Marketing,’ and ‘Social Media in Mobilizing People for Riots and Revolutions,’ the international case studies will be interesting to political and social scientists, as well as to students of the social aspects of information technology (IT).” (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)

“Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges” by Bogdan Patrut, Monica Patrut, & Camelia Cmeciu, IGI Global, 2013, ISBN 978-1466628519
carte7Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. This book is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.

Bogdan Patrut (computer science, Vasile Alecsandri U. of Bacau, Romania), Monica Patrut, and Camelia Cmeciu draw together 20 chapters by researchers in educational technology, communication, marketing and business, information technology, education, and other areas from Europe, the US, Canada, and Malaysia, who consider the changes brought to higher education by social media, specifically the integration of social media into the existing academic environment and moving to a new social academic environment that would be originally integrated with social media. They discus pedagogical challenges, including collaboration between faculty and students on Facebook, mobile learning for vocational education, social design, and learning 2.0 in high school; the integration of social media, including its impact on the development of distance education communities, changes in corporate social responsibility focused on informal education when moving to Web 2.0, and the adaptation of social media-based courses to the changes in industry; case studies of educational institutions in Romania, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Ukraine, the US, and Singapore; and technologies such as microblogging, intensive data communication, and augmented reality, as well as social media dependency.” –Annotation ©2012 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

“Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0” by Monica Patrut & Bogdan Patrut (eds.), IGI Global, 2013, ISBN 978-1466629707. This book is indexed by Thomson-Reuters.
carte19In today’s businesses and society, social media continues to play a vital role in the transformation of communication into an interactive dialogue. The success of social media has encouraged the integration of these aspects in higher education teaching practices. Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0 provides research on the pedagogical challenges faced in recent years in order to improve the understanding of social media in the educational systems. It will highlight the levels of education, ranging from learning centered on the student to the collaboration between academic networks and organizations. This reference source is essential for practitioners, researchers, and students interested in gaining insight into educational institutions, as well as into academic communities and environments.

“Web 2.0 in Education and Politics” by Monica Patrut & Bogdan Patrut (eds.), LAP Lambert web20Academic Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-3847324256. This book provides the latest research on social media use in education and politics. The book is essential for researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science, ICT, and communication studies. Some chapters are about Moodle or Twitter in classes. Other topics are: Facebook in electoral campaign, efficient cooperation-procedures in web-based training, social media in teacher education, computer mediated social interactions in the educational groups, social media impact on learning. The problems of ACTA, SOPA and PIPA are also discussed.

“Contemporary Issues in Education and Social Communication: Challenges for Education, Social Work, and Organizational Communication” by Bogdan Patrut, Liliana Mata, & Ioan Lucian Popa (eds.)

carte22The book is structured into two sections. The first section starts by presenting some issues of the new education (e.g. demographic education, education for human rights in former communist countries, etc.). Then, there are several chapters dealing with the ethical problems of the teaching process and concerning the education of children with special needs. The authors also present some theoretical ideas and practical samples regarding the IT&C technologies used in education, with a special emphasis on the new Web 2.0 services that are known as social media. The second part emphasizes some interesting problems in social work and in organizational and political communication. The first chapter presents the appreciative supervision and case management in social work, the second is a case study on the semiotics of the discourse of a NGO, and the third tries to decide whether the political blog, during online electoral campaigns, is a way to improve the functioning of democracy.

“This interdisciplinary collection of articles written by scholars from different academic backgrounds examines various issues that prevail nowadays in education and social communication, such as the Bologna process, the ethical dimensions of education, the role of the information technology and social media in education, case management in social work, the organizational discourse of non-governmental organizations and the postmodern discourse of political parties.” (Otilia Clipa, Styles of Communication, Vol 3, No 1 (2011))

“Modern Paradigms in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics: A Handbook for PhD Students and Researchers” by Bogdan Patrut and Gloria-Cerasela Crisan (eds.)

carte21The handbook is intended for undergraduate and graduate (MSc, PhD) students and researchers working in computer science and applied mathematics. It presents recent interesting topics of computer science, which can be applied in other fervent research topics from other domains, such as mathematics, economics, physics, biology, chemistry, medical and social sciences.

“We consider this book is very helpful to the scientific world in the challenging areas addressed by the authors.” (Claudia Diamantini & Stefan Andrei)

“Advances in Cognitice Science”, Farhange Alem, Tehran, Iran, ISBN 978-600-90727-4-3, by

carte_iranBogdan Patrut and Minoo Alemi (eds.) Cover & First pages at the Iranian National Library here

This book is a collection of papers published in the international journal “BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience” (issues 1-2)

GERMAN

“Studien über die Europäische Union ACTA, Lobbying und Nachbarschaftspolitik” by Bogdan Patrut & Alexandru Bajenaru (eds.)

carte1Dies ist eine Sammlung wissenschaftlicher Artikel mit Bezug auf die aktuellen Fragen der Europäischen Union: ACTA, SOPA, PIPA; Lobbying und ihre Entwicklung im Kontext der Europäischen Union; der theoretische Rahmen für die Untersuchung der geopolitischen Dimension der Europäischen Nachbarschaftspolitik in Osteuropa; das interaktive Design der Sozio-Human Unterrichtsstunden im Rahmen der Anforderungen des Bologna Prozesses.