Month: July 2021


“Power Generation With Love”: Traffic Factory Girl and Mum-fan’s Maternal Love

“Mum-fan”, a phenomenon in Chinese fandom, stands for those who consider themselves to be their idol’s mother. Mum-fans, range in age from under 18 to over 45, dedicate themselves to their idols’ career shown through “maternal love” through various “daily baby-rearing activities”. Most of these activities aim to increase traffic -a kind of quantified influence


Realistic’ Experiences of Novice Teachers: Linking Coursework and Field Experiences to Develop Effective Practice

This paper investigates the effects of a teacher education program designed to help teacher candidates integrate theory and practice within a “realistic” approach to teacher education (Korthagen, 2001). Specifically, we were interested in the experiences of novice teachers who are graduates of a four-year teacher preparation program designed to link theory and practice. This research


Towards Regenerative Cultures and Metanarratives in Girona: A Transition Narrative-Design Case Study

At the age of a failing economic system and undeniable evidence of the effects humankind has had over the planet, it is necessary to look for alternatives to the way we live locally. This project explores the use of narratives and metanarratives to co-create imaginaries serving as the needed alternatives. This research starts by considering


Design Thinking and Embodiment for Problem Solving and Creativity Education in the Digital World

The emergency due to SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has required substantial and situational changes in the living environments, relational, educational, health and media networks. Managing complexity in emergency contexts, therefore characterized by conditions of high individual, relational and institutional vulnerability, imposes an urgent mandate on educational agencies to rethink, adapt, reorganize and innovate their teaching methods. The


Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on GHG Emissions of a University: A Case Study in the Philippines

Recent research indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a decrease of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, although relatively small on the global scale. Such is the case in the education sector where emissions are mainly due to high academic mobility, the implementation of lockdown and shift from classroom to remote learning are expected to change emission


Supporting Students in a Changing Educational Climate: A Systems Engineering Case Study

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has posed andragogical and pedagogical challenges to educational establishments in how they restructure courses to permit continued delivery in an online world, it has also caused significant disruption to students, not least in terms of how they have maintained their ability to continue to study and learn. A significant element in


International Business and Economic Growth: The Dimensions and Challenges of Internationalization

This paper will examine the context of globalization and the development of companies. It is now established that internationalization is one of the essential strategic components from the outset. Smaller companies have an advantage due to the flexibility provided by their small size and dimension of a structure such as a representative office abroad. Whatever


Development of Programming Learning Application for Smartphones Using Japanese

In recent years, programming education has garnered attention. The programming education has been introduced in elementary schools since the fiscal year 2020 in Japan. Conventional programming education in Japan teaches programming in English. Programming in a language that is not your native tongue is difficult. For many Japanese, it is easier to understand intuitively if


Student and Faculty Experience With a Redesigned Discussion Forum

In the online classroom at the University of Arizona Global Campus, one of the primary means of student engagement is through course discussion forums. These typically require students to post in two discussions per week with one initial post and two peer responses. In a recent redesign of ECE315: Language Development in Young Children, a


Course Redesign Collaboration and Scaffolding

Designing courses that engage online learners to achieve the highest level of mastery of course learning outcomes is at the forefront of online course development at The University of Arizona Global Campus. In Spring 2021, full-time faculty in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts had the opportunity to redesign one of their core courses,


Analyzing the Benefit of Real-time Digital Language Translation for ESL Learners in Post-Secondary Canadian Virtual Classrooms

Canadian colleges and universities have seen a steady increase in enrolment over the past decade, driven mostly by interest from international students. If any of these students experience a language barrier this would pose a significant threat to classroom equity. This qualitative research study sought to understand how real-time digital language translation technology could bridge


A Review and Prospect of Cumulative Prospect Theory Research

In view of the wide adoption and various research extensions of Cumulative Prospect Theory (CPT), this paper represents an attempt to perform a systematic review of articles that have employed CPT so as to explore its research trajectories and trends over time. A literature retrieval from Web of Science (WOS) yields a corpus of 495


Speaking Anxiety: Japanese Students in the EFL Environment

The present study was carried out as a means of investigating and understanding the nature and sources of speaking anxiety in the EFL classroom. In order to determine which speaking activities students find to be the most anxiety producing, a qualitative questionnaire was administered. Participants consisted of 140 Japanese students in the first and second


Remote Learning Satisfaction among Higher Education Learners During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia and Thailand

Covid-19 pandemic that started in early 2020 has exponentially changed how education is delivered to higher education students in Malaysia and Thailand. The present teaching and learning routine that depended much on face-to-face interaction between educators and learners and to a certain extent blended education was disrupted when the world was attacked by the Covid-19


Implementing Critical Content Based Instruction (CCBI) in Chinese Language Classroom

Critical content-based instruction (CCBI) integrates critical pedagogy and content-based instruction. By applying a critical lens to content-based and culturally based themes in language classes and forging the connectedness between language learning and society, language teachers have the power to foster not only linguistic and cultural competence but also expand their students’ worldviews. This presentation discusses


Supporting Out-of-School Literacy Experiences

Educators are aware of the importance of extending the learning environment beyond the classroom. When parents, guardians, and families are involved in the learning process, students have additional support and can make greater academic gains. Learning Liftoff (2015) states “recent research on the best practices in education suggests that parental involvement, not income or social


Preparing Future Educators to Support the Language Needs of All Students

Due to the increasing number of English as a Second Language (ESL) in United States classrooms, educators in higher education must provide experiences to prepare students to support all learners. Educators can support learners to naturally build in opportunities to speak in their native language. Gonzalez (2014) shares “allowing students some use of their first


Principals and Heads of School at International Schools: The Impact of Relationships on Turnover

This presentation presents the results of a qualitative research study that explored how international school administrators’ perceptions of professional relationships influence turnover in international schools, and presents findings on administrators’ awareness, challenges, and best practices as they relate to turnover. The beginning of the presentation introduces the problem of turnover in K-12 schools and describes


Fostering Digital Citizenship and Effective Approach to Change in Teachers

The study presents the results of a research project aimed to foster digital skills and approach to change in teachers. In Italy, the educational system needs an urgent acknowledgment of the digital revolution underway and the training of teachers and students cannot be postponed to increase general awareness of the risks and the countless opportunities


The Societal Value of Music in the Xhosa Culture

Traditional music is a culturally crafted and created music of a particular ethnic group, orally transmitted from one generation to another with an unknown creator. In Africa generally, music plays an important part in the lives of the people and one of the major characteristics of African music is that it has cultural function. The


Teaching Geometry in Middle Year’s Immersion Through a Literacy-based Approach

In Canadian Early French Immersion programs, students are simultaneously developing their language skills over time through all subject areas. Many studies have found that French immersion students acquire stronger receptive than productive language skills in French (Cummins, 2000; Genessee, 1994; Lyster, 2007; 2016), which affects their ability to communicate with accuracy in more complex situations


Home Quarantine Activities, Lockdown Fatigue, and Emotional State of Students in the Teacher Education Program Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the major changes brought by the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippine educational system is the implementation of a full online learning modality. The study sought to determine the home quarantine activities of students in the Teacher Education Program and relate them to lockdown fatigue and event-specific distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey


Resilience Throughout Books for Young Learners

The global pandemic changed the lives of many adults and children across the globe. As students return to school and continue to navigate the new world after facing this hardship, educators must be prepared to provide support and guidance. Mulvahill (2021) shares “kids need support and instruction to manage successfully in school (whether that’s in


Metacognitive Awareness, Motivational Beliefs and Mathematics Performance of Junior High School Students: An Investigation of Mediating Effects

Metacognition and motivational beliefs are crucial components of self-regulated learning. Effective learners are expected to exhibit the ability to plan, evaluate, regulate and control their attitudes and behaviors during the learning process. Thus, this study investigated whether students’ motivational beliefs significantly mediate the relationship between students’ metacognitive awareness and mathematics performance. The study was conducted


A Corpus-based Study of Sexist Language in the Hashtag #everydaysexism on Twitter

This paper examines the Twitter hashtag #everydaysexism as the discourse of sexist language about the digital feminist movement, focusing on the fourth wave of feminism. Twitter users use #everydaysexism to “shouting back” and expose their experiences relating to sexism in daily life. The corpora consist of 1118 tweets in the hashtag #everydaysexism that include all


Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of ‘Russia 2018’ and the Upcoming ‘Qatar 2022’ FIFA World Cup

In this qualitative study, we examine how and to what extent Experiential Media (EM) are utilized in pre-game EM contents produced by Russia Today (RT) in the buildup to ‘Russia 2018’ (21st FIFA World Cup, 14 June – 15 July, 2018) hosted by Russia, versus pre-games EM contents produced by the Road To 2022, in


Goal Setting in the Classroom to Promote Academic and Social-Emotional Growth

Academic growth is a common goal for educators, administrators, and parents. When educators provide opportunities for students to determine appropriate goals for themselves, students have opportunities to actively work towards the goal and take ownership over their learning. Important to note is “goal setting must include four components to best motivate students: providing them opportunities


Performative Drawing: Concepts, Processes and Artworks

Abstract: Performative drawing is a contemporary art movement that seems to be gaining worldwide importance over the last decades. An increasing number of artists are focusing their practice-based research on this art trend that explores the intersection between performance and drawing in process oriented practices. However, very little theoretical research has been undertaken upon this


Teacher-Learner Engagement in Online Learning Modality in a Private Catholic School: Towards the Development of Teacher Upskilling Matrix

The CoViD-19 pandemic has put an end to the prevailing ideology underlying the educational system in the Philippines. The use of interactive online classrooms as a replacement for conventional education has been a concern for both teachers and learners since they were given a limited time to learn and relearn these platforms. Teachers were obliged


Using Analytics to Select and Track At-Risk Students for Targeted Interventions

The provision of academic support is an institution’s responsibility to ensure students’ chance of attaining academic success. Data is used to understand students’ learning and academic performance and helps in making decisions on when and whom to provide timely academic support. This presentation will discuss a pilot project conducted at a Singapore university, whereby a


Mental Health Promoting Communities of Learning

The number of students enrolled in higher education with diverse learning needs is increasing, alongside growing numbers of students taking courses online. Additionally, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, post-secondary institutions have been required to deliver courses using “remote” methods (i.e., various online delivery modalities). Given the rapid shift to online learning, there is


Cultural Identity and Home in Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home

As an estranged Egyptian, Palestinian, and Kuwaiti, Randa Jarrar had a tough upbringing. In her novel, the protagonist ‘Nidali’ somewhat reflects her life. Nidali was smart for her age, rebellious, studious, and curious and like any other kid, she longed for a place she can call home forever. Yet, that was complicated due to the


The Development of an Inquiry-based Field Trip Activity to Promote Students’ Positive Perceptions of the Educational Curriculum Course

An inquiry-based field trip activity was designed for graduate students in the science education program to enhance their understandings of the school curriculum as well as to promote their positive perceptions of the Educational Curriculum course. The course focus on basic knowledge about the school curriculum and how to develop a curriculum. Four secondary schools


Theory of Lesson Creation for Lower-grade Life Environment Studies in Japan: Focusing on the Narratives and Practices of Social Studies Teacher Kazumasa Arita

This study aims to clarify the theory of creating lessons for the lower grades on “life environment studies” in Japan, with a focus on the narrative and practice of social studies teacher, Kazumasa Arita (1935–2014). In this research, the following three points are explained. First, Arita’s theory of creating “life environment studies” lessons during his


Successes and Challenges of a Business Process Redesign and Centralization of Faculty Management Systems and Process into a Faculty Portal

University of Arizona Global Campus’s (UAGC) Academic Operations teams have spearheaded a complete Business Process Redesign (BPR) of the institution’s work, centralizing many of the 3rd party systems and processes into one, centralized faculty management portal/system supported through APL nextED. This presentation will outline the successes and challenges experienced with the initial migration of processes


Revisiting External Stakeholders’ Role in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Disclosure: A Systematic Literature Review and Research Agenda

An increasing number of countries have implemented mandatory environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure to encourage listed companies in apprising their stakeholders on the ‘non-financial’ aspects of relevant operational risks, resilience and outcomes. Recent studies however revealed that mandatory disclosure in most cases does not increase the quality of filed reports, thus may hamper ESG


Analyzing the Eco-Compensation for Ecosystem Services in Fisheries and Solar Power Symbiosis Areas

To achieve the objective of building a “nonnuclear home” by 2025, the government of Taiwan has been actively developing the subsets of renewable energy, i.e., low-carbon and green energy, for carbon reduction. However, the active development of green power by the government may impact and destruct the ecological environment. This study selects the fishery and


Redesigning Outcomes-Based Mechanical Engineering Course Syllabus Using the Constructive Alignment Approach

This study is part of a continuing effort to improve Mechanical Engineering education by examining the existing course syllabus in Engineering Thermodynamics and Combustion Engineering. As the basis for revision, the authors have assessed the constructive alignment of the syllabus. Relevant data were collected through document analysis, interviews, and focus group discussions with the faculty


A Collaborative Online International Learning Case Study Between the University of Hawai’i Hilo and Hong Kong Baptist University

With continuous globalization and technological improvements, today’s marketers need to effectively design marketing strategies for global markets that companies of various sizes can pursue. An effective way for students to gain this experience without spending money on travel is to conduct COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) classroom experiences. COIL was first established in 2006 and


Meeting Generation Z Learning Expectations in Quest International University

Students currently studying in higher learning institutions are part of Generation Z known as the Gen Zers. Available literature on Gen Zers mostly focus on understanding and distinguishing them from previous generations by highlighting their personality traits, characteristics and learning preferences but lack information on the extent to which Gen Zers rate the different teach-learning


Technology Adoption in Graduate Education: Basis for Faculty Development Plan

With the rapid growth of the technological environment and the current COVID-19 epidemic, the way we interact and conduct business has undergone significant changes. Graduate education institutions are not exempted from these changes, as administrators and faculty are under pressure to research and implement new learning approaches in order to ensure the continuation of service


Course Design for Tunnel Engineering with Complexity under Consideration

In the recent years, Chinese infrastructure and civil buildings are of increasing features in type, quantity and dimension. The high education of Civil Engineering and related subjects has been prosperous for more than two decades in China. However, similar challenging situation, with which the education of Civil Engineering in industrialized countries was faced at the


The Impact of an Increase in Minimum Wage in Vietnam

There are few studies on the implementation and effects of a minimum wage increase on low- wage workers in Vietnam. A few studies have investigated whether or not the minimum wage has had a negative effect on low-wage employment status, but, to date, no work has explicitly considered the impact of an increase in the


Thinking Outside the Zoom Box: Discovering Resilience, Innovation, and Creating Valuable Experiences for Ensembles During the Pandemic

This article provides readers with insights and strategies to tackle challenges of various remote and in-person large ensemble rehearsal situations, as well as hopefully inspires others to find the opportunities through the obstacles. The authors provide tips and strategies for creating innovative and cross-disciplinary projects and providing valuable experience for the ensemble students in virtual,


When It Absolutely, Positively Has to Be Learning Online: Emic Reflections of Teacher – Student Resilience within an Australian Tertiary Pathways Landscape

COVID-19 signalled an end to the free movement of international students to Australian tertiary institutions necessitating a paradigm shift away from conventional face to face teaching and the benefits of cultural and linguistic immersion for online learning. This paper draws on auto-ethnography to explore and evaluate the impact of this transformation upon the affective and


Mapping the Research Field of Moodle: A Bibliometric Analysis Using Bibliographic Coupling

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shift from conventional education online. In supporting this new norm, learning management systems (LMS), which are web-based platforms providing a holistic environment to deliver and manage the educational experience, has become a central aspect in online education. In this context, this study aims to investigate the trends


Psychometric Properties – The Construction of Pancasila Value Questionnaire

Indonesia has five core values – Spirituality, Humanity, Nationality, Democracy, and Social Justice – that root in moral values and the nation’s culture called Pancasila. These values are supposed to be internalized in all Indonesian citizen’s behavior. Until now, there was no instrument capable of measuring the extent to which these values had been internalized


Enhancing the Efficacy of Identifying Visual Patterns and Novel ‎Anomalies of Cyber-Defenders With 3D Immersive VR

The mission of a Cyber Security Officer (CSO) during a cyberattack is to identify anomalies in visual signals and to ascertain whether they are hostile. These signals occur in an environment overflowing with data, which is constantly shifting shape and density, and in which the rate of change keeps accelerating and novel anomalies arise. In


Why Don’t You Play the Game? Evaluating the Use of Gamification in an Undergraduate Finance Course

The board game Monopoly is used as a gamification tool in an undergraduate finance course in a private business school in the Philippines. The use of Monopoly as a gamification tool is evaluated using Han’s (2015) adaptation of the spiral curriculum and Landers’s (2015) theory of gamified learning. According to Han, the spiral curriculum “is


Roars and Recuts: A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and American Versions of Godzilla 1954-1962

This presentation explains how various American distribution companies rebranded the first three Japanese films about Godzilla. I propose these examples offer a unique meeting ground between two film industries and their narrative norms. By textual and industrial analysis with examination of marketing, I reveal the extensive modifications of all three films were done pragmatically. American


Readiness Towards Online Learning of Filipino Healthcare Students in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

The present pandemic crisis poses a challenge to Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) compelling stakeholders such as school administration, faculty members, students, as well as parents to adopt the so-called “new normal”. It has become a trend nowadays to overhear distant learning, remote learning, online learning or e-learning. Apparently, all have the same context of being


On Adjusting the Order of Teaching Units in Elementary School Mathematics Textbooks With LSA Results

In our country, many elementary school children go to tuition classes after school. Mathematics is one of the most frequently attended tuition subjects because children do not understand all of the concepts covered in textbooks during class time. Compared with the elementary school mathematics textbooks in other countries, our mathematics textbooks cover more units within


The Development and Preliminary Evaluation of Learners’ Flow State of an Online Decision-making Detective Game

Information integration and decisions-making competence have gained much attention not only many fields. Assisting learners to have efficient logical reasoning and to make accurate decisions, and further form their decision-making patterns is a great issue. Therefore, exploring learners’ status and process in the decision-making game is the foundation for future learning and teaching. The study