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Wiley Pathways Technology in Emergency Management

October 2006, ©2007
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Technology plays a vital role in the effectiveness of a management plan during an emergency. Emergency Management Technology not only provides a detailed overview of the technology used, it also clearly explains how the technology is applied in the field. Readers will learn how to utilize technology in emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts and they'll uncover the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process.
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1 Using Technology: Technology as a Tool 1

2 Emergency Management and the Internet: Information Superhighway 16

3 Networks and Communications Systems: Working Together 36

4 GIS and GPS Tools: Maps and Geographic Systems 62

5 Direct and Remote Sensing: Describing and Detecting Hazards 91

6 Emergency Management Decision Support Systems: Using Data to Manage Disasters 131

7 Hazard Analysis and Modeling: Predicting the Impact 165

8 Warning Systems: Alerting the Public to Danger 195

9 Operational Problems and Technology: Making Technology Work for You 221

10 Trends in Technology 239

Bibliography 258

Glossary 266

Index 273

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John C. Pine, Ph. D., is an Associate Research Professor as well as a member of the Graduate Faculty and Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University's Department of Management. He received his B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 1968, followed by his Masters and his Ph. D. from the University of Georgia. Research interests include vulnerability and consequence assessment to natural and man-made hazards; liability issues and emergencies; and crisis management.
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Learning Aids
  • Clear, everyday language and clean format. Students can read each chapter without being intimidated by difficult language or overwhelmed by sidebars, textboxes, and other fillers that interrupt the flow of the writing.  
  • Modular format.  Instructors can reorder textbook content to suit the needs of a particular class. The text proceeds logically from the basics to more challenging material, and chapters are further organized into sections that are self-contained for maximum teaching and learning flexibility. 
  • Pre-test. This pre-reading assessment tool in multiple-choice format  introduces chapter material and the learning outcomes. By focusing students’ attention on what they do not know, the self-test provides a benchmark against which they can measure their own progress. 
  • What You’ll Learn in this Chapterand After Studying this Chapter. These bulleted lists tell students what they will be learning in this chapter and why it is significant. “What You’ll Learn…” lists focus on subject matter that will be taught. Each bullet in the list corresponds to a chapter section.  “After Studying This Chapter…” lists emphasize capabilities and skills students will learn.
  • Goals and Outcomes. These lists identify specific learner capabilities that will result from reading the chapter.  They set students up to synthesize and evaluate the chapter material, and relate it to the real world. 
  • “For Example” Boxes. Found within each section, these boxes tie section content to real-world organizations, scenarios, and applications.
  • Figures and tables. Line art and photos have been carefully chosen to be truly instructional rather than filler. Tables distill and present information in a way that is easy to identify, access, and understand, enhancing the focus of the text on essential ideas without distracting or overwhelming the reader.     
  • Self-Check. Related to the “What You’ll Learn” bullets and found at the end of each section, this battery of short answer questions emphasizes student understanding of concepts and mastery of section content. Each Self-Check question set includes a link to a section of the pre-test for further review and practice.
  • Key Terms and Glossary. To help students develop a professional vocabulary, key terms are bolded in the introduction, summary and when they first appear in the chapter.  A complete list of key terms with brief definitions appears at the end of each chapter and again in a glossary at the end of the book.  Knowledge of key terms is assessed by all assessment tools (see below). 
  • Summary. Each chapter concludes with a summary paragraph that reviews the major concepts in the chapter and links back to the “What You’ll Learn” list. 

Evaluation and Assessment Tools

  • Summary Questions. These help students summarize the chapter’s main points by asking a series of multiple choice and true/false questions that emphasize student understanding of concepts and mastery of chapter content. 
  • Review Questions. In short answer format, these questions review the major points in each chapter, prompting analysis while reinforcing and confirming student understanding of concepts, and encouraging mastery of chapter content. 
  • Applying this Chapter Questions. This feature is used to drive home key ideas by asking students to synthesize and apply chapter concepts to new, real-life situations and scenarios.
  • You Try It! Questions.   Designed to extend students’ thinking, these questions are ideal for discussion or writing assignments.  Using an open-ended format and sometimes based on Web sources, they encourage students to draw conclusions using chapter material applied to real-world situations, which fosters both mastery and independent learning. 
  • Post-test.   After students have completed the chapter they have the ability to take a post test. It includes all of the questions in the pre-test, so that students can see how their learning has progressed and improved. 

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Instructor's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Resource Manual contains learning objectives, chapter summaries, key term lists, lecture notes, suggested class activities, recommended additional resources, and solutions to in-text problems. The instructor's resource manual is available online at the book companion site.
PowerPoints
There are PowerPoint presentations for each chapter of the text. The PowerPoint slides are available online at the book companion site.
Test banks
Test banks (computerized and printed): There are tests for each chapter within the text, as well as a midterm, a non-cumulative final exam, and a cumulative final exam. The questions consist of multiple choice, true/false, and essay type questions which vary in level and range from basic problem-solving questions to creative-thinking problems. The test banks are available online at the book companion site.
Image gallery
The Image gallery allows you to print or download any of the images from the text to use in your class. The image galley is available online at the book companion site.
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Students Resources
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Chapter pre-tests
Chapter pre-tests are pre-reading assessment tools in multiple-choice and true/false format. They introduce chapter material and help students get an idea of what they know and where they need to focus their efforts. The pre-tests are available online at the book companion site.
Chapter post tests
Chapter post tests should be taken after students have completed each chapter. They include all of the questions in the pre-tests, so that students can see how their learning has progressed and improved. The post tests are available online at the companion site.
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