Book Title List

As of January, 11,922 NOVA publications are listed in SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. To see the full list, please go to their website at and scroll down to “Book Title List” or click here and sort by Publisher.  Please note, we send all of our titles upon publication […]

Do we need Metal Matrix Composites in the future?

Developing production technology tries to respond to unlimited human needs. Meeting these needs requires the development of new products or an increase in the supply of raw materials  Although polymer-based, recycled and natural resources are used as raw materials, it does not reduce the importance of metal-based structures. However, there is a need to use […]

AI-Enabled IoT for Smart Healthcare Systems

The book provides details of applying intelligent mining techniques for extracting and pre-processing medical data from various sources for application-based healthcare research. This book would provide insight to the learners about Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Sustainable Computing. This book reveals the applications of AI and IoT in smart healthcare and medical systems. It also […]

New Zealand Inflation Surge

The RNZ Business article posted online Feb 25 at 2:29, says, “the governor of the RBNZ Adrian Orr said oil prices had been the most notable driver of inflation pressure for New Zealand…” If it is, then the aggregate supply curve shifted up to the left, reduced real output (% – 0.3 in Sep 2021), […]

Computer Aided Bridge Engineering

The Computer Applications for the design of Bridge Deck-Girders, Abutments, Piers and Pile Foundations are in AASHTO LRFD, are described in detail in the softcopy volume ‘User’s Guide for Hands on Practice with Computer Applications’ for the book ‘Computer Aided Bridge Engineering’ is available for download from web site ‘’.

Green Energy Harvesting Techniques for Sustainable Internet of Things

IoT ecosystems consists of diverse heterogeneous IoT devices. These devices consumes power. Different Green energy harvesting mechanisms may be employed . This leads to power saving, imporved performance, increased life-time, envrionment saving. Still a long way to go for producing sustainable ways to gear up these IoT devices with power using green energy harvesting mechanisms.

ABCs of COVID-19: Airway control, CPR, Basic/Advanced Cardiac Life Support with special regard to COVID-19 spread

It is well established that a substantial portion of patients with COVID-19 deteriorate, become critically ill and die eventually. Airway interventions are the ‘A’ of the alphabet of all resuscitative procedures, which can save the lives of the victims of COVID-19 and many other life-threatening emergencies. On the other hand, resuscitative procedures pose the greatest risk for disease transmission. Unlike many other personnel, one of the most important problems healthcare worker (HCW) face in CPR / ACLS is being unaware of the given patient’s infection status or contagiousness related to COVID-19. Aerosolization is triggered primarily by procedures including CPR, laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation (ETI), ventilation management, and other advanced interventions. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital in all procedures and interactions with patients in pandemic period. For example, If ETI and ventilation is performed with a closed circuit, the risk of transmission is very low if a ventilator with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is used. Mouth-to-mouth breathing is being abandoned in this pandemic era. The aim of this chapter is to highlight the indications and drawbacks of these maneuvers in the pandemic era, together with necessary protective measures for HCW.

How is quantum ground state brought to its excited state?

Following the idea is my theory called Periodic Quantum Gravity and Cosmology, which is Chapter 1 in the book “The Wave Equation: An Overview” In this theory, the universe arise from the fundamental substance of the universe which is infinite indivisible and perfectly motionless like ocean without waves. All fundamental particles are created in […]

The modified fishbowl for online active learning classrooms

Introduction Active learning means engagement with the course elements and is best manifested when students are busy doing classroom activities and complete outside class work and assignments (Shawer, 2022a; Shawer, 2017). Since positive relationships between academic success and active learning have been established across many disciplines, a professional responsibility is placed on every teacher to […]

The modified fishbowl for active learning classrooms

Introduction Active learning takes place when students get engaged with the course elements, take responsibility over learning, are motivated to pursue inside and outside classroom learning, and when they are active participants in classroom activities. Since a large volume of research confirms that active learning improves both the process and outcome of learning, instructors should […]

The snowball strategy for real and virtual active learning classrooms

Introduction Based on actual classroom experiences and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2021), I demonstrate how to conduct the snowball strategy: Face-to-face snowball strategy Online snowball strategy Face-to-face snowball strategy Activity mode: Mixed: Solo, pairs, small groups, pair groups, and whole class Instructor and learners’ roles: Instructors guide and facilitate learning activities. Learners actively […]

The 3C strategy for traditional and online active learning

Introduction Active learning involves multiple learner-centered activities, learner responsibly for learning, engagement with course elements, as well as interesting, meaningful, and thought-provoking activities (Shawer, 2022; Shawer, 2017). Active learning research shows improved critical thinking skills, learning retention and transfer, motivation, interpersonal skills, course completion rates, and learning outcomes (Prince, 2004). This makes the ability to […]

Real and virtual lineup activities for active learning classrooms

Introduction Active learning is an approach to instruction involving a broad range of learner-centered instructional strategies, which encourage learner responsibly for their learning and engagement with course elements, including what they should learn, why they should learn it, how to learn it, as well as how to achieve the course learning outcomes. Engaging students with […]

Active learning strategies: How to run online and traditional active learning classrooms?

Introduction Active learning is a quality indicator of course and program effectiveness. When instructors are able to engage students with the course elements, they are in a position to stimulate their motivation and provide them with meaningful learning experiences. They would be also able to materialize learning outcomes (LOs) of their courses and programs. Prior […]

Social and emotional learning (SEL) for inclusive education

Introduction Students not only develop academic skills during universal or general classroom instruction, but they also develop socially and emotionally. When schools intentionally infuse social and emotional skills into their academic programs, student academic performance improves, as well as their future career prospect. This is because social and emotional learning (SEL) provides students with those […]

Effective implementation of personalized learning

Introduction A general core curriculum and instruction program is unlikely to cater for the needs of all students, no matter the high-quality it has. Despite addressing the needs of the majority of students, many students remain disappointed with either being forced to move forward or left behind the average group (Raudys, 2021). Therefore, concerns have […]

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Introduction While a high-quality universal education helps the majority of students to achieve the curriculum goals, it does not address the needs of other students who need different levels of supports to achieve target competencies and learning outcomes (LOs). To address the needs of struggling students, many schools used to move these students into interventions […]