Month: January 2014

“Our Fear Has Taken on a Life of its Own”: The Monster-Child in Japanese Horror Film of The Lost Decade

The monstrous child of Japanese horror film has become perhaps the most transnationally recognisable and influential horror trope of the past decade following the release of “Ring” (Hideo Nakata, 1999), Japan’s most commercially successful horror film. Through an analysis of “Ring”, “The Grudge” (Takashi Shimizu, 2002), “Dark Water” (Nakata, 2002), and “One Missed Call” (Takashi

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Retelling the Nation: Narrating the Nation through Biopics

Cinema plays a pivotal role in the negotiation and construction of national identity, selectively appropriating history, attempting to forge a sense of commonality in a set of people by evoking a sense of a shared past and by establishing a rupture with ‘others’. One of the means of constructing a nation is through the biopic.

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Emotional Realism and Actuality: The Function of Prosumer and Social Media Aesthetics in Film Production

Studies of film spectatorship and production techniques have rarely ignored notions of Reality. From the psychoanalytical approaches of Baudry and Metz to the auditory spaces of Doane, approaches to film reception have primarily focused on the methods and rationale behind a spectator’s investment in the reality of the spectacle. Additionally specific techniques that assist in

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The Representation of Women’s Sexual Subjectivities in Republican China: A Case Study of Ling Long Women’s Magazine (1931-1937), Shanghai

In line with the “sexual turn” in historical research, this thesis analyzes women’s sexual discourses in one of Shanghai’s most popular women’s magazines during the 1930s, Ling Long Women’s Magazine (Ling Long for short, 1931-1937). Sexual experiences, feelings and concepts of female writers are uncovered to shed light on the studies of urban women’s daily

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Past, Present, and Future: Roles and Trends of Thai Community Newspapers in Los Angeles

This study focuses on Thai newspapers in Los Angeles, regarding services and benefits offered to the Thai community, their individual characteristics, and challenges they have encountered. In-depth interviews were conducted among 9 Thai newspaper publishers in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A focus group consisted of 15 Thai readers with varying ages. Those research participants

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The Role of Online Media in the Public’s Agenda Setting on the Crisis Situation. Case on Floods, Jakarta 2013

For some scholars the old theories of media effect are no longer relevant to use in analyzing the effect of new media. One of the theories is the agenda setting. Based on this theory, the media have high power to set the public agenda. What important for the media is important also for the public.

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Gender Justice and Social Media Networking in India: New frontiers in “connectedness”

Social media emerges as the new tool/avtar for the multicultural networking in India, stimulating a new form of dialogic discourse in the space of democratic governance. It is unfolding as a space of liberation, a platform of cogitation or a site of celebration of provoking assertions and identity formation. Digitized networking, despite its economic and

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How are Political Consumers Engaging with Social Media?

Understanding contemporary political identity is compelling because traditional participation like voting is in decline. Political consumerism and social media are both personalized, or seeped in one’s individual identity; and they both intertwine production and consumption. The political consumer increasingly feels responsible for shaping her own identity. Her personal consumption choices are a reflection of her

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Arabs Motives for using New Media: A Uses and Gratifications Perspective

In western countries, where citizens have access to many avenues for expressing themselves, new media may not be used for this purpose. In the Arab World, however, citizens may use new media mainly for expressing oneself; because there are very few permitted forms of expression and new media maybe the only form permitted. That said,

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Control and the Modern News Worker: Autonomy and Resistance in an Evolving Newsroom 

News workers in the U.S. are pressed by digital routines, industry confusion, and their organizations’ loss of journalistic focus. This ethnographic study looked at the ways new workers resist controls that have manifested in recent years. This work is an account of journalists at three newspapers. These newspapers were struggling to find an effective business

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News Reporting and News Management on the Issue of Righteousness in Political Behaviors of a Head of the Government: A Case Study of General Surayut Chulanont from the Perspectives of the Thai Daily Newspaper from 2006 to 2008 B.E.

Research quastions: 1. How do newspapers critique in the political legitimacy, ability of administrate, personality, political behavior of General Surayut Chulanont. (He is privy councilor before prime minister of Thailand) 2. How do newspaper critique /report the information Handle of Gerneral Surayut Chulanont in politcal legitimacy, ability of administrate, personality, political behavior. This qualitative research,

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Socio-Cultural Influence on the Creation of a Cultural Production: The Case Study of The Asean Perspective of Bangkok Documentary

This is a qualitative research with the following objectives:• To analyse the process and conflict of a socio-cultural influence on creative choices when producing a documentary• To study the production crew’s perspective of intercultural conflict The research methodologies used are observation, in-depth interviews and a focus group. The production crew of the documentary consists of

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Locating Hybrid Identity Formations: Readings on Mississippi Masala, The Namesake and Bhaji on the Beach

Diasporic cinema or what Hamid Naficy would like to call ‘accented cinema’ is an expression from the interstices of societies where the diasporic groups occupy an ‘in-between’ position. However, with the increasing formation of such groups and thereby blending of different cultures, languages, and nations etc. the concept of hybridity has gained much importance as

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The Influence of Advertising in Thai Local Cable TV on the Audience’s Attitudes and Behaviour

This study examines the approaches of advertising in Thai local cable TV by in-depth interviews with key informants to assess types and forms of advertising broadcast during January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 and to determine whether the advertising contents violate the Food and Drug Administration Act and the Consumer Protection Act B.E. 2522.

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Social Media and Media Literacy in Thailand

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to suggest that media literacy be prioritized and address all kinds of media, especially social media, in response to the rapid change of the media. Rationale: Social media has indeed become popular among Thai people, from adolescents to adults, and is expanding at a very rapid rate. The

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An Analysis of Television News Procedure of Televistion Stations by Using Social  Media in Thailand via Ethical Approach

The purposes of this research were operating analysis the television news of the television station in Thailand via ethical approach. This research is the qualitative research. Data collections were ‘Unobtrusive’ methods, focuses on the data from print media and social media such as blogs and youtube. The researcher used technique textual and contextual analysis for

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Young Adults’ TV Consumption and Their Implementation of Filial Piety in Taiwan

The ethnographic turn in mass communication and audience research manifested the limitations of those traditions which de-contextualize the audience from their consumption environment and drew our attention toward the role of the media in one’s everyday life in the contemporary world. It’s assumed that ordinary people do not just watch TV without any reflection on

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Value-added Ads: An Analysis of Award-winning Advertisements in the Philippines

Mass media impacts society in many ways – a fact which entails responsibility for practitioners. Advertising, being regarded as major lifeblood of the media industry, is not an exemption. As advertisers seek to gain profit, they are equally expected to adhere to corporate social responsibility or CSR. In the Philippines, the promotion of values has

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The Future of Radio in Thailand  After Digitalization: Dead or Alive?

Radio broadcasting services in Thailand are in transition and face an uncertain future. This situation has arisen from enforcement of the 2010 Frequency Allocation and Telecommunications Business Act and the establishment of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) as a single, combined regulatory body for broadcasting and telecommunications. The Act brings in significant changes

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“Universal” Video Games? Reintroduction and Influence of Cultural and Social Identities in the Virtual World

As of today, The Video Game Industry has become one of the most profitable and influential leisure businesses in the world. Alongside this trend, Video Games have become one the most important elements that contribute to the integration of online media and connectedness, mainly because of the offers of interaction and entertainment that provides to

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The Influence of Political Communication Network on Thai Newspaper Agendas

The research found that the online media services of both Twitter and Facebook impacted the news agenda items of both Thairath and Matichon newspapers. Analysis of both Twitter and Facebook entries were conducted throughout 2011. In addition, extensive interviews were conducted with sub-editors and reporters from said newspapers. It was also found that the online

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Indonesian Female Beauty Concept: Does It Take into Account the Traditional Values?

This article will discuss the way Indonesian commercial of female cosmetic products portray Indonesian female beauty concept. Generally speaking, for most women, beauty becomes a significant indicator for them in identifying their self-esteem and self-confidence. It influences how they value themselves as a person. Over the age, beauty is a significant asset for a woman

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Killing Time: New Memory and Smartphone Photography

In the smartphone era, personal snapshots move swiftly beneath the gaze of a vast audience of different countries and time zones. With photographic practice evolving at such a rapid pace, it’s important to reflect on how our relationship with the medium textures personal history, and filters presence in the moment. This presentation will explore new

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Privatisation, Convergence and Broadcasting Regulations: A Case Study of the Indian Television Industry

In India till 1991 there was only one television channel – Doordarshan, the public service broadcaster. With the opening up of the Indian economy in early 1990s this enabled the entry of private broadcasters in India. The number of television channels has proliferated manifold. By 2005 India had more than 200 digital channels. The number

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The Utilities of New Media for Indonesian Organic Community

Making a commitment to eat healthy food is a great start towards a healthier life. Organic food has become very popular issue in Indonesia because it provides a variety of benefits. But in fact, as the biggest agricultural country in the world, people in Indonesia is not really aware about organic food. Consequently, Organic Community

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The Influencing Factors Pressuring Thai Women toward Beauty and Appearance

Today’s modern society has set a high competitive standard for what is considered beautiful. Women in Thai society today are being exposed to many more alternative ways to look more attractive through beauty products and beauty technologies. They have a change in perception favoring the Western aesthetic values because they believe that Western facial features

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Discussion and Research of Motion Picture Aesthetics on Smart Mobile Devices

The smart mobile device market is long with rich and varied applications. No matter the screen presentation it is the boot animation and the application’s dynamic design, which are the elements used to attract the public. It is this convenience, the interface and screen design that smart mobile device users expect. Therefore, the collective variety

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Efforts of Control of Political Power over the Social Media in Turkey

Mass media can be put down with constituted rules and enforcements of economy. However the situation becomes different when it comes to social media. Controlling the social media is not quite possible. Nevertheless political power is able to apply enforcement over the social media in the hazardous times and people, who freely explain their ideas

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A Study on Social Impact of Internet on Students of State Universities in Tamil Nadu, India

Internet today is widely recognized not only as a means of communication but also as a powerful tool. It is seen as the most influential and the most important technology in this sense (Lievrouw 2001: 22-23, Dickson 2000). Internet usage among university students involves not only the use of leisure time, but also their community

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Community Television in the mist of Digitalization in Thailand: Policy and Community’s Practice

The media reforms especially broadcasting media are clearly seen in the year of 1997 that the ownership of frequencies were divided in to 3 sectors; business, public, and community sector. Their rights are legitimate as stated in Thai Constitution and related laws respectively. 16 years pass, Community sector, a new player, seemed awakening and continued

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Self-presentation of Thai Women on Dating Websites for Seeking Foreigner Guys

The research “Self – presentation of Thai women on Dating websites for seeking foreigner guys “ has two objectives; 1) To study the characters and content of Thai women that are used for the presenting female self to seek foreigner guys on Dating website and 2) To study Thai women’s expression of their thoughts on

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The New Atheist Movement in the Blogosphere: Burlesque and Carnivalesque as Rhetorical Strategies in Visual Productions

This paper examines the visual production of the New Atheist Movement in the Blogosphere. The new atheist movement appeared as an action to fight the exclusion and alienation of atheists’ beliefs in the U.S. religious discourse. I argue that the images of New Atheism use burlesque and carnivalesque as rhetorical strategies. Result, in the public

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How the Elements of Arquitectural Design, Color, Lighting and Layout of a Quick-service Restaurant Image (QSRI) Influences Perceived Value, Customer Satisfaction and Revisit Intentions

A restaurant’s interior and exterior design can have an enormous influence on customer’s perception of value and satisfaction, which in return can influence their revisit intentions. The purpose of this research is to unfold the key elements by which a Quick-Service restaurant image (QSRI) influences perceived value, customer satisfaction and revisit intentions. Previous research has

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Exploring the Notions of an Indigenous Presence in the Public Sphere of Mining Discourse: The Alangan Mangyan’s “Enclaved Public”

The study problematized the presence of “public sphere” in an indigenous people’s community using the Habermasian construction of the public sphere as lens. It assumes that constructs of public sphere, is communicatively constituted in their articulations about their engagements with the mining issue. The study surfaced the AlanganMangyan construction of the “public sphere” by examining

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Community Radio Use to Providing Knowledge of Media Literacy among the Elderly in Rural, Thailand

The consequence of attempts to radio broadcasting reform in Thailand has been delayed more than 15 years. It’s causing emptiness and establishing community radio stations without monitored almost 8,000 stations all over Thailand, which mainly produced the programs for commercial and political purposes. It does not conform to the principle of the community radio in

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Being Liked’: The Constructed Identiity of Project-Based Workers in the New Zealand Film Industry

“The New Zealand screen industry, in line with similar trends in the UK and US, has experienced a proliferation of tertiary trained ‘film school’ graduates, and consequently there is an oversupply of aspiring workers. Tertiary providers are creating false expectations in graduates that employment will come following time and money spent on industry-specific training. In

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Social Activities on Microblog: Exploring Fighting Against Human Trafficking on Weibo

Fighting against human trafficking is one of the most popular social activities on a Chinese social media site — Weibo. However, few researches have studied social activities on social media. This study utilized Uses and Gratification Theory to look into the motivations and gratifications audiences are seeking through engaging in this social activity on social

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Wikis and the World: Connecting Japanese Non-English Majors

In spite of instant Internet access many young Japanese have limited exposure to the actual outside world. Globalization and Internationalization are especially difficult to explain and convey to Japanese learners of English who are also non-English majors. Through the use of Wikis, students are assigned a country to investigate through class tasks and assignments. These

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Where in the World is Kolkata? Can International School Placements Make a Difference to Intercultural Awareness?

When an invitation was extended to the University of New England (UNE) to take a group of preservice teachers to an international school in Kolkata for the purpose of professional experience the first reaction of many people was who, what or where is Kolkata? The second reaction was that here was a possible partnership: a

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Interactive Weblogs: Breaking Barriers in L2 Writing in the Philippines

Mastery of the rules of a language is often clearly reflected in written outputs. In the Philippines, where English is a second language (L2), students are oftentimes reluctant to perform writing tasks as this will expose their ignorance in the skill. With the ubiquity of social networks in mind, this study sought to find out

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The Effect of “jarimatika” Multimedia Learning in Children Mathematic Learning Motivation

The paper is an action research class conducted by non equivalent pre-test and post-test control group design. Techniques and data collection using questionnaires and achievement tests. The data analysis is using t test analysis techniques. At the implementation stage of learning it uses the Jarimatika Learning media based on the multimedia which is developed by

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Synthesis of Legal Provisions and a Financial Feasibility Study on Investment Project of Serviced Apartment Business around the Court in Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

The purpose of this research was to study the feasibility of apartment business investment around the court located in Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. A synthesis of legal provisions of Ministerial Regulation on the Building Control Act (No.9) B.E. 2535 (1992) was an approach for the research. The area suitable for investment

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Task-based Language Learning: An Approach to Help Students to Become Balanced Thai-English Bilinguals

Bilingualism and/or multilingualism have long been praised as an invaluable asset, particularly in the today’s contracted global era or village. Although bilingual behaviors had been harshly criticized as a deficit form of language use in early 1900s, bilingualism is getting more and more important in the current 21st century, especially in business. As Thailand and

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Methodology of Play Translator’s Score Developing within  the Cross-cultural Theatre Making Educational Project

The present paper is devoted to the translation score developing in the cross-cultural project as a special form of  communication. The examples presented by the authors illustrate the universal character of translation score developing methods under analysis. Personal experience in  the international theatremaking projects, opera  laboratories,  cross-cultural master-classes give more opportunities to single out the

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Uncovering a Cultural Black Box: A Case Study of a Classroom Discourse of a Regional Award-Winning Thai Social Sciences Teacher in a Topic of Culture

Cultural understanding and its knowledge are an integral facet in education. Nevertheless, the transmission of cultural related issues and knowledge in educational contexts, as with other subject knowledge or skills, is influenced by the cultural perspectives held by a teacher.  To understand a teacher’s perspectivation of culture, an understanding of beliefs and practices need to be

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The Diversity of Learning Skills Among Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College Malaysia

This study was aimed to investigate the study skills acquired by tahe entrepreneurial students of MARA Professional College, Malaysia. The study involved 106 randomly selected respondents. The study using questionnaire and Likert five-point scale to measure six categories of skills learned by Dunn and Dunn which are reading skills, note taking skills, time management skills,

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Learning Style Preferences of Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

The study examines MARA Professional College students’ learning styles preferences. A total of 758 diploma level students of different study years, programmes and gender involved in this study. The study employed a set of questionnaire measuring on students’ different learning styles using five likert scales. The five dimension of learning styles dimension by Dunn and

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Assessing Learning Style of Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

This study aims to investigate the diversity of learning styles of Entrepreneurial students at the MARA College Professional Malaysia. A total of 106 respondents were randomly selected. This descriptive study using questionnaires and five point Likert scale to measure the five categories of learning style model by Dunn and Dunn (1978) which are the environment,

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Creative Process Experiences with Digital Storytelling: A Tale of Two Engineering Students

Creativity is an essential trait for engineering students to be innovative and successful in current and future global economy.  Thus, it is important for their creative potential to be nurtured.  Since digital storytelling has been portrayed by previous studies as being influential in enhancing creativity, the purpose of this study is to explore the creative

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A Study on India’s the Right to Education Act: Overcoming Social & Economic Challenges

Indian governments have had to address a number of key challenges with regard to education policy as it is a crucial part of its development agenda. Education enables our children to acquire the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes necessary to become responsible and active citizens of India. The Right to Education (RTE) Act, which was

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Learning Management Outcome from an Integrated Instruction between Authentic Learning and Community Academic Service for Nursing Students in the Human Society Environment and Health Subject

This descriptive research aimed to study the learning outcomes from the use of a student centered instruction by mean of integration between authentic leaning and community academic service in a subject called Human Society Environment and Health run during the academic year 2011 with 100 first year students at Boromarajonani Nakhonratchasima Nursing College. The data

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The Role of Imagination in Motivating EFL Learning

Engaging and motivating students is always a key factor for successful learning. In educational systems where English is compulsory, such as the case in Taiwan, learners may struggle hopelessly for the duration of their academic lives. Dornyei (2005) builds on the psychological theory of possible selves to develop a new conceptualisation of L2 motivation, the

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Changing Teachers’ Perceptions on Low-Achieving Students’ Cultural Capital and Habitus

In general, low-achieving students in Singapore schools have been reported to perform well in literacy tests (PIRLS), compared to their counter-parts in other countries. However, for these students to achieve even a higher level of literacy skills in English, as promoted by the latest English Language Syllabus, classroom discourse patterns will need to change. The

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Modern vs. Post-modern Teacher Education: Revealing Contrasts in Beliefs and Practices

Based on the feedback collected from more than 140 instructors in an educational leadership program at a private university in Southwest U.S., there is an apparent “tension” stemming from the disconnect between what seems to be the belief sets and practices of the respondents in terms of modern and post-modern teacher education programs. There are

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On Increasing Instructional Emphasis on the Differences Between Written and Spoken Grammars

This paper proposes the necessity of increasing the emphasis on the different use of written and spoken grammars in classroom settings on the basis of Multiple Grammar Hypothesis (MGH) (Iwasaki, in preparation). MGH suggests that Japanese is a language that has a different set of grammars between written and spoken discourse aside from the difference

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University Entrance Examination: One Critical Challenge for Iranian Multi-functional Educational Institutions

It has been more than 55 years that university entrance examination in Iran exists.This entrance examination is held for 4 hours which should reflect over 13 years of student educational experience.––This tough exam and its result at the end of 4thyear studying at high school makes students uncomfortable to predict their future career. For their

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A Development of Management Model Using Business Intelligence Methodology for Higher Education Students to Enter Occupation Internationally

The purpose of the research study was to develop a model of learning management using the business intelligence methodology to help higher education student enter the occupation internationally. The research study consisted of two phases. The first phase was to develop the learning management model and the second phase was to evaluate the appropriateness of

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Virtual 3D Media in Royal Temple Thailand: Wat Yannasangvararam

Thailand has many invaluably cultural heritages found in various areas, particularly historical heritage, arts, architecture, and the way of life, which attract tourism in Thailand at the present. Although, some heritages have not properly been kept in good condition or used for arts and appreciation of intelligence of locality. Wat Yannasangvararam is a Buddhist place

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Learning Differentiation’s Sub Topic in Mathematics Using an Educational and Casual Flash Based Game

Proficiency in Mathematics becomes a critical skill for national growth nowadays. Despite this, there is a worrying decline in mathematics achievement among student population. Four-yearly study; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2007, revealed Malaysia fell 10th in 2003 to 20th place in 2007. Among the main factors that may contribute towards

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Teaching and Managing a Project-based English Course to the College Students in Diverse Levels of English Proficiency

It is generally recognized in Japan today that having high ­level English skills is certainly a big advantage for college students to open up their future career. Japanese colleges are facing increasing societal demand for a better English curriculum which fosters both communicative and academic English skills. The project-based English course, which is practiced at

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Advanced Level Curriculum: Speech Acts – What to Say and How to Say It – With Implicit Culture Behind Language

This paper addresses the importance of creating awareness of the implicit culture behind language, particularly in advanced Japanese language course curriculum, by implementing the practice of appropriate language used in real life situations (speech acts such as apologizing, requesting, complimenting, refusing or thanking). It is critical that language curriculum pay closer attention to ‘invisible’ culture;

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The First Step of the Implementation of a Software to Facilitate Italian Children in Learning English

The aim of of this work is to show the theoretical basis and the primary steps necessary to realize an educational software that is able to enhance the learning of English in Italian primary schools (4-7 years old). The work behind the creation of this software is the research on issues linked to language acquisition

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Trees and Rhizomes: Students as Masters of Learning

This paper analyzes an innovative university based studio based learning program, called the Bower Studio, that offers architecture students real-world experience in consulting and building consilience with client partners from marginalized and poorly resourced communities in remote Australia and Papua New Guinea. It both documents the strategies used to build meaningful, cross-cultural partnerships and sets

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Model of Learning Environment for Creative Education on Social Network to Develop Creative Thinking

The purposes of the research study were 1) to investigate factors essential for the learning environment of creative education on social network to develop creative thinking 2) to design a model for development learning environment, and to evaluate the developed model. Three steps of the research study were: 1) reviewing literature to analyze and synthesize

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Time-honored Tradition Meets 21st Century Literacy: Changes in Composition Instruction

Two researchers, an American and Japanese collaborated on a qualitative project describing Japanese composition instruction in elementary school. We highlight educators from three schools in Japan, framing their pedagogical beliefs with Ivanic’s (2004) discourses of teaching writing. These include discourses of skills, creativity, process, genre, sociopolitical and social practices. We extend this work, taking into

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Performance of In-service Basic Education Teachers Of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

In-service teachers with family responsibilities perform better in diversity of learners, community linkages, and personal growth and professional development; those holders of master’s degree and who were assigned in district 4 have better teaching performance in curriculum; master teachers perform remarkably in learning environment, diversity of learners and curriculum; and those who are compensated with

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Formulaic Language Patterns in Social Science and Natural Science Research Papers: A Corpus-Based Study

[PREPOSITION the NOUN Of] (e.g. on the basis of, in the case of), as some studies noted (e.g. Biber, 2009; Cortes; 2004), is one of the most frequent frames in academic discourse. Particularly, Groom (2005, p. 259) further emphasized that a similar frame may show different preferences in the words that commonly serve as fillers

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The Factors of Research and Innovation Management Using Electronic Supply Chain for Thai Higher Education Institutions

The purpose of the research study was to study the factors of research and Innovation management by using electronic supply chain for Thai higher education institutions. The research procedures consisted of three Steps : 1) study of the document and related research to create a conceptual framework , 2) study research and innovation management of

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Education for Sustainable Development

The present academics in the undergraduate & graduate levels, particularly in the field of engineering & technology are contextualized to a specific subject area and less focused on experiential learning perhaps due the overcrowded curricula, limited resources for vocational training and lack of institutional drive and commitment. The academics should aim to prepare students to

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The Impact of Outcomes-Based Accreditation on the Continuous Improvement of Engineering Education in Taiwan

In the past years, research on engineering education reform has tended to rely on quantitative data obtained from questionnaire surveys. The present study seeks to examine the impact of engineering education accreditation implementation over the past eight years from the multiple perspectives of faculty members, department chairmen as well as the deans in colleges of

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The Development of Massive Open Online Networked Learning for Thai Education

The research study purpose is to implement our SEED of WISDOM Agile Project Management model (SEED stands for Scheme, Execute, Evaluate, and Develop) to develop the project named Massive Open Online Networked Learning (MOO-NL) for Thai Education. We want to prove whether our model is effective enough to use as a guideline to manage any

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Bulgarian Kindergartens on the Way to Change

The paper describes an applied model of cooperation between science and business created to change the working environment in Bulgarian kindergartens. The aim is to propose a more motivating and effective learning process for 3 to 6 years old children through integration of interactive hardware technologies and educational software, taking into account the specific conditions

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Teacher-Student Interactions Considering Virtual space: An Action-Based Approach

Teacher-student interactions are one of the critical components of an educational process. Upon an action-based view, human beings are regarded as agents. Thus, teachers and students are all considered actors, who can act and interact with each other actively. Every action is based on cognitive, emotional and willing foundations. Accordingly, students and teachers interact their

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Imaginative Education within the Framework of Action

Imagination is amongst important faculties of human mind that its definition plays a significant role in different areas of education. Educating imagination could be either an educational end itself or a method to reach some other educational ends. This article aims at illustrating dimensions of imagination in light of a specific theory of action. Putting

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The Effects of Language Learning Strategies on the Students’ English Learning Achievement

Most EFL learners adopt grammar-translation and memory link methods during their learning process in vocabulary and grammatical concept. However, research has shown metacognitive learning strategies are the key to facilitate life-long independent learning. Furthermore, the metacognitive strategy reflects the leaners’ self-awareness, self-monitoring and problem-solving abilities. This study attempted to investigate whether the learners’ language learning

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Establishing an e-Environment that Empowers ICT within the Education System

Investing the educational system within an e-environment dedicated by Information and Communications Technology (ICT) administrative and learning technologies and capabilities advances educational results and better supports innovation, community and knowledge economy skills. Recent developments in ICT have incited an increasing attention in ICT-based blended-learning pedagogy to expand access to learning and adoptive lifelong learning amongst

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Assessing Students’ Performance in Accountancy through Team Delegation: Self Organize Model Vs Mcgrath’s Model (A Team Design Experiment)

This paper aims to (1) assess students’ performance in accountancy through team delegation, by comparing two team designs, the first one is based on McGrath’s Model (class A) and the other is based on self organize system (class B), and (2) give a practical guidance for lecturers to facilitate students inside classrooms so the lecturers

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Designing a Creative and Innovative Learning to Create Accelerated Learning in an Accountancy Class: A Merging Application between Ingenuity Learning Model and TANDUR Acronym

The purpose of this paper is to give understanding of the importance of the accelerated learning approach and explain how the content of an accountancy subject can be designed by accelerated learning model. Accelerated learning model in this paper focuses on the emotional aspect of the learning which is the merging between ingenuity learning model

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Human Performance Technology in ICT of Thai Higher Education Lecturers

The research study was conducted to develop human performance technology in ICT of Thai Higher Education Lecturers under three conceptual frameworks: input, process, and outcome.  The input consisted of information and communication strategic plans of Thailand, those of the Ministry of Education and universities, and performance of organizations and their personnel.  The process referred to

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The Implementation of Electronic Transactions as Seen from the Consumer Protection Law

Nowadays, the development of information technology and telecommunications has resulted in the various services of existing telecommunication facilities, as well as the products of sophisticated information technology which are able to integrate with the information media. Computer as a tool of people which is supported in the technology development makes the trade to be smooth

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Behavior Which Promoted Health Condition of Elders in Urban Areas: Effect of Social Management in Thailand

This research concerns the study of behavior, which promoted health condition of elder in urban area which represented effect of Social Management in Thailand. The researchers applied the concept as a framework to develop a form of social management by creating health promotion activity for elder. There were 3 intentions from the research: 1) Study

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Prediction of Market Situation for Studying Elder Consumers’ Health Care Product Usage Behaviors in Medical Clinics in Thailand

This research aims to study older consumers’ health care product and service usage behavior in medical clinics in Thailand, applying prediction of market situation as an analysis frame. The goals of this research are 1) Studying older consumers’ health care product and service usage behavior in medical clinics in Thailand and 2) Forecasting market situation

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Mining Facebook in Identifying Software Engineering Students’ Personality and Job Matching

Getting the job that suits our capability is a dream of each job seeker. But in real life, job seekers especially the fresh graduates may end up choosing a wrong career path because of ignorance of their own strength and weaknesses and improper guidance. When this happens, they tend of perform poorly in job market.

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Motivation of Extrovert and Introvert Gamer’s using Different Screen Sizes

The use of games as educational activities have been widely discussed and studied, and more recently it has been suggested that the use of handheld game consoles inside classroom could be beneficial. However, little has been done to study the role of screen sizes when playing educational or positive games in these environments. This study

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Adoption Theories in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of Health Service for the 21st Century

The research aims to synthesize the concepts that affect the adoption behavioral of the Enterprise Resource Management system of healthcare in Thailand. The process performed includes analysis  of  synthetic documents and related research to create an interview tool template to be used in interviewing with expert in health organizations. Eight experts who have experience working

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The Information Technology for Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education

Presently, the information technology plays an extremely vital role in the development of educational systems. The office of the Higher Education Commission, which is in charge of regulating Thai higher education, has placed a number of strategies and policies to enhance Thai higher education standards and qualities. Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TQF: HEd)

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A Comparative Study of Prosodic Boundary Features with Encliticized and Procliticized Function Words

In spontaneous speech, unlike read speech, there are many cases that prosodic phrasing does not match with syntactic structure. Through the review of the previous researches, it is confirmed that this phenomenon usually occurs at intermediate phrase boundaries where function words are encliticized or procliticized. This research aims mainly to see how prosodic boundary features

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Monitoring Web Browsing Habits of User Using Web Log Analysis and Role-Based Web Accessing Control

Computer network in campus is an essential facility for education. The university network was proposed to provide student knowledge accessibility. Student in undergraduate school sometimes get involved with many study distractions, and also including using the campus network in the wrong direction. Redundant connections in campus network are always main problem with very challenging study

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Language Learning in a Shared Space

We present a state-of-art technology called “WaaZam” developed at the Media Lab, Massachusetts Technology of Institute (MIT). WaaZam is an application focused on supporting collaboration and interactivity through creative play. WaaZam allows users from a distance to interact with each other in a merged virtual space, and allows users to customize the environments or the

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Implementing Second Life in Higher Education: A Literature Review

Many educators around the world have shown an interest in three-dimensional virtual world such as Second Life in order to increase the level of student engagement. This paper aims to study on the implementation of second life in Higher Education. The research methodology was analyzing and synthesizing the literature review. The literatures were reviewed to

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Witnessing the Birth of Asian Hollywood through the Hong Kong Film Archive: An Informational Interview with the Head of the Hong Kong Film Archive

Hong Kong Chinese-language cinema has a century-old history. In comparison to cinema in China, Hong Kong enjoyed a greater degree of political expression. The Hong Kong cinema industry produced a greater variety of Chinese-language films, without having to suffer from the constraints imposed by government censorship. For decades, Hong Kong reported to be the third

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The Evolution of the Technological Characteristics of Media Websites

This paper discusses technological characteristics and tools offered by Web 2.0 which can be employed in media websites. The aim of this study is to explore possible methods which could be applied in web media companies. By this way the usability and the interaction of the media websites can be improved significantly by using social

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Spatialization of Ownership in Indonesian Broadcast Industry: Study on Media Division of Kompas Gramedia Group

Spatialization is part of the political economy and has now become one of the trends in media industries which eventually will lead to concentration of ownership. This condition happens because the owners consider to expand to a larger media bussiness with minimum efforts. Spatialization refers to the term “the proccess of overcoming the constraints of

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Degradation of Politeness: Social Media’s Fault?

It has been argued in many local news and discussions that the younger generation in Indonesia experience degradation of politeness and mannerism. The techniques of politeness like the use of terms of addresses, dictions, and linguistic devices important to Indonesian culture are now less considered by the younger generation during virtual or face-to face interaction.

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Inside Newsroom: Social Media & News Production in the UAE

News Coverage in the Middle East has managed to break its shackles of censorship to a large extent in the last two decades. The advent of satellite television followed by Internet connectivity via mobile devices has had a revolutionizing effect on Arab Media. In the backdrop of Arab Spring and with the rise of Social

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Japan’s “Abenomics” Media Coverage: The Converging Relationship between Print and Social Media

Beryl Hawkins is a former radio journalist, talk show host, professional voiceover artist/narrator and producer who worked in news and talk show entertainment for more than five years at a leading news radio station in Washington D.C. As a media strategist in New York City, she has developed a number of national media campaigns throughout

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Narrative News: How the Factuality of Narrative Style News and Fictions Affects Readers’ Emotional and Cognitive Response

This study examines how the factuality of narrative style news and fictions affects readers’ emotional and cognitive response. Participants read one of three versions of a story describing the dramatic and tragic accidents, which occurred to the Indian couple: the man attacked and the woman raped by a group of brutal passengers in the bus.

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Social Media and Public Relations: The Perception and Adoption of Facebook by Malaysian Public Relations Consultancies as Effective External Communication Tool

The explosion in social media, especially social networking site such as Facebook with increased connectivity and interactivity has caused many public relations (PR) agencies begun to recognize the need to embrace these new media for effective communication with a variety of internal and external audiences. Yet, researches examining the relationship between social networking sites and