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The Self on Instagram: A Study on How People With Different Hair Colors Use Instagram for Online Self-presentation

This study explores how women with different hair colors use Instagram for online self-presentation, considering how hair has been historically significant to identify a person’s status. Goffman’s framework of self-presentation was used in this study. Furthermore, he explains self-presentation through the concept of theater, in which a person performs different roles in front of an

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The Uses of Instagram for Self-Presentation and Self-Promotion of Thai Celebrities

When browsing celebrities’ photos on their Instagram accounts, their life stories and lifestyles are reflected. Presentation of self is a common practice for social media users around the world. People engage in social media not only for information and communication, but also for social connections with others. The focus of this article is to discuss

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Combining Interactive Technology with Perceptual Training to Design an Interactive Installation for Elderly

As they grow older, seniors face many problems of physical and mental degradation, and lead to difficulties in the elderly life. This research is to combine interactive technology with perceptual training to design an interactive installation for elderly. The proposed interactive installation is named “LOHAS-GO” that means all people will get better health when they

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Cyber Bullying Pattern of Indonesian High School Students in Instagram Through Text Mining

The cases of bullying among high school students in Indonesia continue to increase every year. Now the case of bullying is not only happening in the real world but also happens in cyberspace. The ease of accessing the internet has led to widespread of cyberbullying cases that occur through social media. After Facebook and WhatsApp,

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Engagement and Outreach: A Content Analysis of Students’ Instagram Postings

Instagram, a social media tool designed for photo and video sharing, is increasingly being used as an outreach and engagement tool by companies and individuals. This paper reports a study on the content of Instagram updates. The study was inspired by an earlier attempt to incorporate the use of Instagram in English lessons in a

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Cost and Benefit Optimization on Installation of Distribution Feeders Voltage Control Equipment considering Distributed Generations

The primary purpose of this study is to explore the impacts of distributed generation (DG) interconnections on distribution systems in Taiwan. To build a DG-friendly distribution system for the development of DGs, a genetic algorithm with Pareto optimality is utilized to analyze the cost and benefit of installing a distribution feeder voltage control equipment that

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Professional Photographers of Instagram: The Meaning of Visual Communication Through Modern Photography in Digital Society

The purpose of this paper is to study the modern forms of visual communication of people, through Instagram. In order to study the way in which the visual message is transmitted between individuals, and then how this transmission of information affects its final content, determining the creation of aesthetic experience and perception in the individual,

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Research on Photovoltaic Power Generations Installed in Veranda of Apartment Houses

Preserving the developments of economy, science and technology with conquering the problems against environmental conservation is an important assignment for humanity of the world. The usage of the renewable energies is expected to be able to mitigate such problem. The renewable energy including photovoltaic power generations have been accepted and spread widely. Various innovative power

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Personal Branding on Instagram: The Challenges Encountered by Saudi Female Fitness Trainers

In Saudi Arabia, significant investments in fitness field reinforcements were started since the announcement of the 2030 vision. Instagram is a popular marketing platform for fitness professionals. This study investigates the challenges Saudi female fitness trainers face when using Instagram as a personal branding tool. A purposive, typical sample of eleven Saudi female fitness trainers

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Effectiveness of Using Smartphone Instant Messaging (IM) App for Academic Discussion in an Undergraduate Chemistry Course

In this study, the effectiveness of using a smartphone instant messaging (IM) app (WhatsApp) for academic discussion for a first year half-credit Chemistry course in SUTD was examined. Academic discussion during and after instructional teaching is an integral part of learning. However, only 32% of the student participants had used online platform, such as Piazza

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The Practice and Effects of Integrating Literature Circles and Mobile Instant-messaging Technology in ELT

Research has found significant advantages of using classroom literature circles, where small groups of students read the same text and then take different role responsibilities in their fully face-to-face discussion around the text; however, more and more studies have shown that in today’s technological world, virtual literature circles integrated with the Internet and various forms

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Political Instability and the Roles of Governments in the Implementation of the Education Reform Policy in Thailand from 1999-2009

The most recent education reform policy in Thailand officially began in 1999, when the National Education Act came into force. It was considered the most comprehensive reform in Thailand’s history. Since 1999, many governments and ministers of education assumed power. They could be separated into three groups: (1) the Democrat Party; (2) the Thai Rak

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Policy Implications of Leadership Instability in Contemporary Australian Politics

Australia’s Liberal-National Party (LNP) Coalition government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott has already confronted leadership instability, despite its decisive election victory over the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in September 2013. One of the great ironies of contemporary Australian politics is how the conservative LNP has become subject to similar party leadership turmoil which dogged the

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Contemporary Theater in Japan: The Group Chelfitsch and the Instability in the Scene

The Japanese theater is known around the world for the traditional Kabuki and the classical Noh. However, the contemporary theatrical production in Japan has gained international recognition in the last decades, with the participation in festivals and cultural exchange. These contemporary artists were born in the 1970s and belong to a generation in search of

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Atmospheres of Belonging. The Aesthetic Qualities of the Japanese Installation “wasted” on (in) Fertility and American Videoblogs  (vlogs) about IVF on YouTube

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) are two of the most studied regional integration processes in the world. For different reasons, they are often regarded as the two most successful too. Over the decades, they have however, chosen very different paths in order to achieve their unique visions of

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Using SMS for Conducting Quizzes with Instant Checking of Answers

Depending upon the target learners, the purpose of teaching a foreign language varies. It can be explicit, as in teaching military cadets, astronauts, Red Cross volunteers, or wide-ranging, as in teaching high school students, Intermediate learners or students of Arts and Education. Specific purposes have so much been emphasised that the wide-ranging purpose is eclipsed.

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On Using Machinima as ‘Found’ in Animation

This article explores the extent to which machinima can work as ‘found’ and be appropriated in an animation. Machinima as a relatively new animation production technique gains its popularity in the community of independent animators. It is also used by installation artists to create installation artifacts in the digital space. As a form of remix

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Gender Differences in the Relationship between Job Instability and Depression: A Preliminary Study

Stress factors in the workplace can affect workers’ mental health, increasing the risk of developing psychological disorders. The relationship between the perception of safety of in the workplace and mental health is mediated by different factors: security of workplace, quality of relationships and internal communication, gender and type of work. Longitudinal studies showed that a

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Art and Self-expression on Social Media: The Recreation of the Historical Value During the Pandemic State in 2020

In this paper I discuss from an ethical and aesthetical perspective how a specific account on Instagram has changed the relationship between people and famous paintings. The Instagram account Tussen Kunsten Quarantaine has become a collaborative space with thousands of people across the world sharing pictures, including personal recreations of masterpieces of art. The account

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The Influence of the Social Networks and Messengers on the Youth Language of the Japanese

During a research trip to the University of Tsukuba (Japan), a survey of Japanese students was conducted on the impact of social networks and instant messengers on the language of modern Japanese youth. 45 students of 1-3 courses (18-20 years old), studying in different groups at different faculties of the University of Tsukuba, took part

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Focusing on the Literal and Metaphorical Patterns of Prepositions: Corpus and its Applications

English prepositional phrases are among the most easily confused patterns for learners of English. In this paper, we investigate eleven English prepositions in the fixed frame [PREP the NOUN of] retrieved from the British National Corpus. Then, we analyzed the NOUNs in this frame by first mapping to their senses and then categorizing them into

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Solar PVs to Charge EVs in Auckland: Potential for a Community Based Approach

Auckland enjoys 2050 hours of sunshine per year, yet, in the absence of supportive government policies, the solar resource has not been harnessed to its full potential. Auckland Council is committed to a sustainable pathway in mobility and energy consumption, including aiming at 40-50% EV fleet and PV installations powering an equivalent of over 176

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Establishment of Economic Courts in Egypt

No one can deny that “the phenomenon of the slow pace of litigation” expands to include all wings of the judicial system , civil , criminal , and administrative issues. And extends deeper to affect all categories of litigants: rich and poor, men and women. To paint a dark picture of what could be called

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The CIGS Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Financial Validity of Façade Applications Under Current Technological and Market Conditions

The recent technological shift supported by the growing recognition of the public and policymakers of the renewable energy sources fostered the employments on the uncharted markets. The energy industry increasingly affects the other sectors that were not directly related to the energy generation before. The construction industry which could benefit from the Building Integrated Photovoltaics

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Pingtung County Recovered from Natural Disaster and Achieving the Goal of Providing Domestic Electricity 100% by Green Power

After the completed “Aqua Solar Farm” project (installed capacity with 23.4 MW) due to typhoon Morakot in 2009, we are on the way to 100% green power for the need of domestic electricity in Pingtung. The first “Green Energy Promotion Office” was established to promote green energy in 2016. After engaging in “100% Renewable Cities

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Performance of a Solar Heating System with Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Collectors and Heat Pump

The energy consumption in buildings accounts for a large part of the World’s CO2 emissions. Much energy is used for appliances, domestic hot water preparation and space heating. In solar heating systems, heat is captured by solar collectors when the sun is shining and used for heating purposes. When the solar collectors are unable to

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Solar Assisted Power Supply for Rail Coaches

Awareness for the need of sustainable and eco-friendly mobility is on the increase and various innovations take place in this area. The focus of the work is to assess the feasibility of installing solar PV modules atop train coaches in India. Most long distance trains of India consist of Alstom-LHB [Linke Hofmann Busch] coaches that

ISSN: 2186-2311 The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2019: Official Conference Proceedings

ACSEE2019 Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan Conference Theme: “Independence & Interdependence” Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 ISSN: 2186-2311 Conference Proceedings Download a PDF version of the official conference proceedings. Proceedings Contents Exploring the “Self-flowing” Rural Living Water Model in Suzhong Water Network Area of China Shi Hanyue Huang Xiaoqing – View Abstract &

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Further Development of Concise Power Conditioners for Photovoltaic Power Generation

In latest medical equipment, the development of the structural function in the operating system is remarkable. The endoscopic surgery including surgical robot and the catheter intervention have been applied, so that such remarkable operating techniques have been developed with like robotic operating room and hybrid operating room. For almost electrical equipment using in such medical

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Further Development of Concise Power Conditioners for Photovoltaic Power Generation

In latest medical equipment, the development of the structural function in the operating system is remarkable. The endoscopic surgery including surgical robot and the catheter intervention have been applied, so that such remarkable operating techniques have been developed with like robotic operating room and hybrid operating room. For almost electrical equipment using in such medical

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Degradation of AEG PV Modules Parameters After 20 Years of Operation

Si-based photovoltaic (PV) modules are now a mature technology and their lifetime is in the range of 25 to 30 years in the operating field. During this period, many times, it is required to find out the health of the PV modules in the field in order to estimate the performance degradation after certain time

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Bioclimatic Solar Home Design in Bangkok, Thailand

This research aimed to study the bioclimatic home design in Bangkok, Thailand, and the installation of Photovoltaic System on the roof. By collecting the climate data from sample single-story house in Bangkok, having an open courtyard of dimension 4.00 x 4.00 meters. It is observed that the key of bioclimatic solar home design comprises of

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Eliot’s Notion of Tradition and Its Significance in the Age of Multimedia

Our world today is being remade through the continuous spread of multimedia. We are actually living in what is called ‘New Times’. Multimedia has changed our life enormously. Despite the fact that some technological advances have caused some negative developments in our modern times: some people are being distracted, overly stressed, feeling qualitatively empty, alienated,

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Advance Surveillance and Security in the Social Media Regime: An Analysis of the Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

The use of the information superhighway, which is enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has helped to strengthen and extend security surveillance and information sharing across the entire continents of the world. The potential of the Internet and its associated social media tools as an open communication system to create an alert on impending

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A Comparison of the Use of Social Media for Blended Learning in China and UK Higher Education

Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to compare the use of Wechat in China vs. Facebook/ Twitter/ Blog/ Instagram/ Google+ in the UK in higher education practice, based on a case study in art and design subjects between a Chinese and a British university(Ningbo University and University of Huddersfield). Methodology –A combination of literature reviews, action

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Traveling Cultural Heritage in the Age of TikTok

The case of Hongyadong from China shows that TikTok as a digitally mediated form of judging, not only differentiates itself from traditional static, user-focused SNS platforms such as Instagram in terms of destination orientation but also redefines what cultural heritage is and transforms itself into a collective memory of the digital performance. Among TikTok’s criteria,

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Fog: An Important Water Source in Arid Zones

In semiarid and arid zones, fog is considered an important alternative water source. The southeast Pacific anticyclone, the cold Humboldt Current and the rugged topography that characterize the North of Chile, promotes the formation of low stratocumulus along the coastline. The thermally induced winds move this low clouds eastwards and, in those hills of the

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Angel Time in the Undiscovered Country: The Cultural and Philosophical Context of Contemporary Afterlife Fiction for Young Adults

In recent years, fiction specifically set in or about the afterlife has become a popular,critically acclaimed sub-genre within contemporary speculative fiction for young adults, especially but not only in English-language publishing. These narratives, where the main characters die at the beginning of the story and find themselves in a world beyond death, have evolved within

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Bridging Social and Environmental Sustainability: Instigating Solidarity through An Eco-friendly Public Art

Although there is a plethora of what sustainability is, approaches tend to address its dimensions separately. The concept of sustainable development originally included a clear social mandate, for two decades the human dimension has been neglected. However, it is clear that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance

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The Narrowing US-China Power Gap and the China Threat Theory Transition and Stability in East Asian Regional Order

This research examines the much debated issue of the possibility of China’s peaceful rise under the prism of regional transitional stability-instability model as the indicator of future trajectories. The current phase in East Asian politics is observed as the start of regional takeover attempt which does not necessarily require the equality of US and Chinese

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Performance Evaluation of Paddy Rice Pneumatic Dryer

This research was carried out to study the drying of paddy using a developed pneumatic dryer by the cyclone and without cyclone installation. In this study, Thai jasmine rice 105 variety was selected as a sample in the experiment. The effect of drying behavior, specific energy consumption (SEC), drying rate (DR) and percent of head

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Ruby Chisti’s “Free Hugs”: Claiming Spaces Through Utopian Feminist Futures

This paper focuses on Chishti’s artwork entitled Free Hugs (2002), a three-dimensional installation consisting of ten half life-size female fabric sculptures holding each other in what seems like an empathetic embrace. Using textile residues and discards to shape the bodies, this installation creates a unified female experience of unknown futures, grief, loss, and love. Exhibited

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The Power of Quantity in Ai Weiweis Sunflower Seeds

Can quantity be a type of power��Perhaps, this question will be answered by the work titled Sunflower Seeds produced by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. In 2010, London Tate Modern Museum invited Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to exhibit his installation “Sunflower Seeds” at Turbine Hall. It consisted of 100 million hand-made porcelain sunflower seeds, and

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Boko Haram Insurgency and the Specter of Female Suicide Bombers in Nigeria

The encounters between Boko Haram and the Nigerian state have been largely nightmarish and calamitous, making it one of the most talked about phenomenon in the recent times. The violent activities of Boko Haram constitute major disruption to the Nigerian state, especially in its task of achieving peace and development. Apart from persistent threats to

ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2019: Official Conference Proceedings

MediAsia2019, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
MediAsia2019 Conference Theme: “Reclaiming the Future”
Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27, 2019
ISSN: 2186-5906

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The Language Variation of Pendalungan Jember

This research examines the language variation of Pendalungan Jember through describing the structure of language and regional accent which show characteristics of Pendalungan people. Data obtained from public places and social media (instagram) to be observated, interpreted, and classified according to the language variations. According to the data, Pendalungan language variations contain: a) lexical variations;

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Re-Thinking Politics in Film: Thai Independent Cinema After the Coups D’état 2014

During the period of political instability that led to the coups d’état of 2006 and 2014, the independent cinema flourished both domestically and internationally. The political conflicts in the past decade have become an important backdrop for independent filmmakers to explore various issues. With a certain degree of freedom, their films have created a discourse

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Hidden Biases of Cultural Schema

Communicating efficiently involves having an assumed set of knowledge underpinned by a learned system of cultural values, or what can be called cultural schemata. The American cultural self, for instance, is underpinned with the schemata of existentialism, individualism and competition. Schemata creates hidden biases in the way we behave, make decisions and judgements. Most often,

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The Driving Factors of Key Value Influence Online B2B Banking Satisfaction

Purpose – In the case of rapid technological progress, online business-to-business (B2B) banking services provide efficient and convenient finical services for corporate users. However, there are some problems when it comes to maintaining the value assessment and cost expenditure. For instance, companies have to consider the financial situation or enhancement of the company’s value creation.

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Enrich Cultural Heritage and Museum through Linked Open Data: The Content Analysis of Open Data Platform in Taiwan

Recently, the concept of Open Data has drawn attention worldwide. It is suggested that the government or government-subsidized institutions should disclose data for public access, distribution and reuse, therefore, those data can contribute more values to the society. In the trend of Open Data, museums or cultural institutions have started to release cultural datasets over

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Understanding Politeness in the Indian Way- A Study of Girish Karnad’s  “Nagamandala” and Vijay Tendulkar’s “Silence! The Court is in Session”

Politeness is a culture specific and context-bound phenomenon. While engaging in conversation with somebody, several factors are taken into account like sociological and interpersonal factors such as status, inferiority- superiority, formality or informality of relation, age group etc. These factors could lead to various instances of face threatening acts among speakers and hearers. This research

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Rise of Media Technologies and Emergence of a New ‘Political’ Popular Culture in South Asia

The advent of media technologies changed the whole course of communication and its dissemination. The convergent global media brought a popular culture that provided a ‘third but common space’ to the people of different cultures. Of late, South Asia has been observed as the crucial region for the growth in media technology use with a

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Risk Management for the Future: Age, Risk, Cognitive Depletion, and Choice Architecture

How can regulation in an era of personal responsibility aid people to make the optimal decisions about their future risks, savings, and retirement? This behavioral study aims to deepen our understanding of how different age groups process choices in relation to future risk and retirement planning in diverse decision-making environments. In a series of experiments,

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The Identity & Personality of Female Gamblers as Portrayed in Chinese Gambling Movies

The current study is a qualitative investigation on the identity and the personality of female gamblers portrayed in Chinese gambling movies.  Eleven Chinese films produced from 2000 to 2017 were selected for this study.  A qualitative content analysis was employed to understand the gambling motivation and the identity development of the characters in the movie.

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Re-Thinking on Public International Law

Today, human being, global environment and natural resources are suffering from the extended and endless national, regional and global conflicts, wars, political violence and terror attacks. From 1950-2007, there was an average of 148000 global battlefields deaths per year, and from 2008-2012 the average was 280 000. Total terror attacks and internal conflicts in 2013

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Introduction of Renewable Energy into City-Chino in Nagano

City-Chino is located at the foot of Mount Yatsugatake in the central Japan. Its elevation ranges from 800 to 1300m above sea level. This area can be characterized by long sunshine duration and a large elevation difference, which are both favorable to the renewable energy. Accordingly, the first author, a civil servent of the local

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(Re)thinking English Teacher Education in Brazil: Undergraduate Students and Teacher Educators’ Perspectives on Multiliteracies and English as a Lingua Franca

Globalization has challenged distribution and understanding of knowledge causing instability and uncertainty for teacher education. This paper presents the results of a doctoral research on teacher education and the challenges posed to educators involving multiliteracies, English as a lingua franca – ELF and translingual practices. Seven teacher educators and twenty-one undergraduates of the Portuguese-English languages

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Implementing Incidental or Intentional Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Estimating the Receptive Vocabulary Size of University Level English Language Learners in Malaysia

The notion that we can acquire most of our vocabulary – a core component upon which language proficiency is reliant – through extensive reading (ER) is now entrenched within second/foreign language teaching. The reported benefits of ER are encouraging, specifically in the areas of reading comprehension, grammatical competence, and vocabulary knowledge development. ER on its

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Future Prospects of Residential Solar Water Heating System in Oman

The excessive usage of fossil fuels worldwide is causing environmental problems. One solution to these problems is the exploitation of available renewable energy resources, including solar energy. This exploitation of renewable energy resources becomes essential to meet the large energy demand that resulted in depletion of fossil fuel resources, fuel price uncertainty and volatility, and

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Planning and Building Wooden Houses with, and for, Refugees and Residents

In this paper we present the project “Building as Integration” by the students of HTL Rankweil (higher level secondary technical and vocational college). The project was initiated to help the integration of young refugees and immigrants in the most western part of Austria called Vorarlberg. Throughout the course of this project, a construction engineering class

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Comparative Compulsory Schooling Policy: The Cases of India and Ecuador

Compulsory schooling laws have been at the center for countries that, as part of the MDGs, committed to ensuring access and increasing participation for all. However, the literature on compulsory schooling has focused mostly on developed economies for which this policy has been in place for a long period of time. The impact of such

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Technohumananistic-Based Character Education (A Perspective for Indonesian Educational Policies to Face the Global Challenges)

Technohumanistic-based character education is an approach in teaching character developed by Dantes (2012) which involves three dimensions namely mastery of science and technology, mastery of moral values (moral knowing, moral feeling, and moral action), and wisdom. To know whether the approach is effective for character building, a post test-only control group design of quasi-experiment has

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Trends and Patterns in Social Media Usage Among Pre-Service Teachers

Social media allow users to connect each other and share multimedia information instantaneously that transcend across geographical lines, cultural boundaries and differential time zones. Recent Pew study suggests that 73 percent of teens in the US use social media and the number is growing. Among social media sites, Facebook in particular has been expanding its

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The Advantages of Using Image-schematic Animation in Teaching English Prepositions

In recent years, many researchers have examined how second and foreign language learners benefit from cognitive linguistics insights, especially in their acquisition of polysemy. However, teachers are not linguists and usually do not have enough knowledge about cognitive linguistics to apply it to their everyday teaching. This paper proposes using animation in teaching English prepositions,

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The Impact of Mobile Learning Environment on EFL Students’ Learning of English Idioms through Concept Cartoons

Today, the most important form of communication among teenagers is carried out through mobile devices. These mobile technologies enable users to “re-interpret their everyday life contexts as potential resources for learning”. Mobile technologies have also various pedagogical practices and issues, which are conceptualised as mobile learning (m-learning). Definitions of m-learning have focused on access, mobility

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A Study of EFL Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Non-native English Teachers

Frequent quizzing is one of the major factors motivating students to study. The clicker system was a promising technology but has some limitations. Most of the universities in the developing countries do not have it and some instructors have problem using it. In this study, a system based on SMS is suggested. Mobiles phones are

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My Own Little Television: Implications of the Conflation of Internet Broadcasting and Television Broadcasting in the Korean Context

Internet broadcasting jockey (BJs) has been a lucrative occupation in Korea, but it has not necessarily been a legitimate job. However, the recent boom in independent internet broadcasting shows spearheaded by an online video streaming service AfreecaTV has brought these shows and the BJs into the limelight. Not only do some of the popular BJs

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Training Onshore Failure Rate to Offshore Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Condition Monitoring System

Offshore wind energy is a newly rising technology in marine exploration for its rich potential output in the past decades. However, unlike onshore wind farm, the offshore wind farm requires larger installation and O&M cost due to its complicated marine condition, and thus condition monitoring system plays growingly important role in this industry. The high

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Educational Receptivity: Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophy of Community as a Means Towards Embracing Differences

Karol Wojtyla is one of the 20th Century philosophers who personally witnessed the tragedy of World War II in the hands of Totalitarian Regime: Nazism and Communism. These experiences lead Wojtyla to philosophize on the value of the person. Wojtyla did not stop simply on rediscovering the meaning of what it is to be human,

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Detecting Political Secession of Fragmented Communities in Social Networks via Deep Link Entropy Method

Breakdown of global connectivity in social networks trough disintegration of fragmented but interacting communities leading to political secession is a major source of forming and strengthening echo chambers and political polarization. Hence, quantifying the significance of each edge (the connection or relationship between two particular nodes, for example two friends on Facebook, or two follower/followed

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Postmodern Simultaneity Versus European History in Contemporary Travel-Writing

The XXIst-century metropolis is dominated by signs, an oppressive quantity of merchandised goods, quick changes and a distortion of traditional space and time. This paper aims to study how distance is suppressed and how simultaneity replaces history in the postmodern era through the work of Pico Iyer, Baudrillard and Umberto Eco. Space and time are

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What Play Does ASD Have in 3D Media Art Class

Most art-making such as drawing and painting are visional. However, the three-dimensional medium in visual art such as sculpture and installation art are spatial forms. Compared with painting, 3D media has the actual volume and spatial relationship with other objects. In handling 3D medium to make a work of art, students need to make sense

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Creating Meanings on Ice by Photos and Textiles

Northern residents experience the ice as an element which shapes an everyday environment. The ice can be identified also as a physical and multisensory element. These kinds of relationships can also unexpectedly determine experiences which shapes the aesthetic environment. The environment becomes part of the landscape of the soul which has individually and culturally shared

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Ethnic Relations in Transnational Context : The Case Study of Chinese Indonesians – Indonesian Relations in Medan after 1998

The relations between Chinese and ‘Pribumi’ Indonesians are unequivocally complicated, and vary according to global & local contexts. For decades, Chinese-Pribumi Indonesians relations have been very fragile. Ethnic tension had evidently reached its peak in 1998 and soon after that, many anti-Chinese riots took place in several cities, including Medan. This incident has unquestionably given

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Learning Needs of Adults in the Modern Edutainment System (On the Base of Partworks)

The close proximity between mass media and education has increased during the last few decades, and entertainment education (or ‘edutainment’) has been one of the results. We have a long-standing instance of informal educational patterns within mass media with regards to the modern terms of peripheral commercial mass media that appeared in the second half

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Humor in Thai Political Cartoons Published During the 2013-14 Thai Political Crisis

Thailand in 2013-14 is a period of political instability. The protest organized by PDRC is one of the world’s largest political protests. The movement was an anti Thaksin cronyism effort to expel Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government. Eighty-seven political cartoons during the period were collected from four newspapers: Bangkok Post, The Nation, Thai Rath, and

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A Study about Use of Foreign Language in the Students__ Assessment as a Barrier in Exact Evaluation of the Individual__s Expertise of the Material

In this age of an information-based global education & economy, standards are strategically important as marketing tools and also required to interconnect such activities. The flow of technology is usually from the west for last several decades. The under developed countries has to rely on that literature to keep them on the track of development.

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“Drum-Taps: Whitman’s Problematic Legacy as a War Poet “

Walt Whitman is hailed as a democratic poet or even the poet of America; his Drum Taps and Sequel to Drum Taps, however, do not support this view since they fail to present a consistent whole in terms of their attitude and tone. The poems in these collections stand out with their evasive attitude towards

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Traditional Art, Interactive Technology, Gamifying Cloud: Cross-Cultural Hybrid Puppetry New Experience

Puppetry is the key project intangible cultural heritage in Taiwan, which has developed into the most drama performances featuring arts and culture, modern life has become an integral part of the entertainment . In the past few years , with the significantly improved computing capabilities , emerging digital tools ( such as tablets , smart

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The Growth of Science in Developing Nations: A Discourse in Intercultural Philosophy

Conceiving science in a cultural or national context seems a conceptual absurdity. This sense of absurdity derives from the positivists’ ideal of scientific objectivity. Scientific objectivity has two components: intersubjectivity and epistemic reliability. Intersubjectivity means that scientists achieve consensus about the conclusions they reach. Epistemic reliability means that scientists get it right about the world.

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Cognitive Functioning of Patients with Chd After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Recent researches have shown significant and persistent cognitive impairment in cardiac patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. At the same time, mild cognitive dysfunction, more amenable to prevention and correction, is less studied. For this reason, we aimed at analyizing the postoperative dynamics of cognitive functions, dependent on biomedical and psychosocial factors, of patients with CHD undergoing

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Changing Security Dynamics in East Asia and Its Impacts on South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy

China’s economic and military rise in recent decades has begun to change East Asian regional security order, dominated by the US since the end of World War II based on hub-and-spoke alliance system. Not only is China increasingly aggressive over its maritime territorial disputes in East China and South China seas, but also aspires a

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Ikebana to Contemporary Art: Rosalie Gascoigne

Although Japanese art influenced many Australian artists in 1960s, Rosalie Gascoigne (1917 – 1999) is regarded as one of a few artists for whom Japanese art was “the gateway” to her own art. Gascoigne studied ikebana from 1962 to 1972 but became frustrated with its limitations, and started making assemblage.   This study looks into

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Drugs, Racial Stereotypes, and Suburban Dystopia in Showtime’s “Weeds”

U.S. cable television network Showtime’s Weeds became an instant hit when it debuted in 2005, earning high ratings during its eight seasons. The show is a dark American comedy that centers on a housewife whose husband suddenly died, forcing her to find a new source of income. But instead of finding a “real” job with

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Participation in Social Media: Authoring Authority

This paper argues that while active participation within social media in the realms of political discourse, exemplified by platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. suggests possible emancipation from tyranny or oppression, there is a lack of critical awareness of the problematic nature of active participation in today’s age of social media. With the form

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Space[Less]City : Students’ Perceptive Journey beyond Urban Analysis

In Architectural Design classes as in Architectural everyday practice, preliminary urban analysis is a mandatory step of the design process in the understanding of opportunities and constraints of a project for an urban site. Classic analysis based on the study of existing cartography and on the production of abstract diagrams is no longer appropriate. In

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The Voices and Faces of a Community

Dallas has been one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Yet, how do average people feel about living in the city? What are untold stories beyond gleaming office towers? To uncover and present these stories, I took part in a collaborative project “Faces of Dallas”, a multi-medium choir concert featured in the 2019

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Virtue-Based Compatibility of Business and Profession

It is widely believed that ethical obligation in business is owed to stockholders, who are the investors but in the practice of a profession such an ethical obligation is owed to clients or community. The apparent conflict in the nature of ethical obligation is clear but it is also true that both business and profession

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The Study of Using the Opaque Wall Material to Manage Overall Thermal Transfer for the Heritage Hospital Façade in Bangkok

Many hospitals in Bangkok metropolitan districts are awaken to the global warming crisis. It results that the temperature in the winter is closed to the summer. The following effect is that the old hospital buildings, are confronting the energy over consumption than ever. In particular, the old facades are needed renovation to preserve comfortable condition.

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The Chameleon Effect: The Relationship Between Imitation and Interdependence

The chameleon effect is the unconscious mimicry of nonverbal behaviours such as mannerisms, expressions, and postures. Current literature is deficit on instances of verbal behaviours as opposed to nonverbal behaviours. This imitation is said to have evolved to prospectively serve a social glue function in creating rapport and affiliation in social interactions and retrospectively increased

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Long-term Home Care Communication With Dementia Elders in Taiwan: A Focus on Nonverbal Communication Strategies

The population of older people living with dementia in Taiwan is growing dramatically. To enable dementia elders to age at home, quality long-term home care service is important. One way to achieve the goal is to promote successful communication with them since without this, delivery of long-term home care service is not possible. To explore

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A Language Proficiency Test that Works

Either out of inadequate technology or for the sake of convenience, most language proficiency tests tend to oversimplify students’ diverse needs and provide one size fit all solutions. Take Oxford Young Learners Placement Test for example. One part of this test combines grammar, vocabulary and functional language use. A student gets a final score and

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Use of Problem Based Learning to Teach Ethics in Indian Context

Fostering ethical values and its internalization in students’ lives is a daunting process. Mere regurgitation of moral values in classroom does not translate into application. In recent years, the trend suggests that excessive materialism and individualism has led to idea of instant gratification and erosion of ethos. This emerging trend is likely to impact India

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The Use of English on Social Media: Deviation or Variation?

This study examined the use of English on social media with a view to assessing the extent to which the language of social media conforms to the standard English usage. The theoretical framework adopted for this study is constructed homophony. The data for the study were drawn from selected messages and posts on Facebook, Whatsapp

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Recommend Video Materials to Enhance Language Learning Motivation by Collaborative Filtering Method

Learning English on Internet has become increasingly common, where Internet movies for learning English are also booming. For instance, the VoiceTube, an Internet video platform for learning English, has pluralistic free videos with both Chinese and English captions. Meanwhile, VoiceTube can combine social media to create a learning network community. However, a good recommendation system

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Sense of Place in an Inner City: Insights from the End of the World

Understanding cities is like understanding metaphors: one needs to engage in a search for the common ground below the surface. Although substantial work in the field of cultural studies has scrutinized metropolitan contexts, when discussing the global, we seem to have overlooked inner cities as part and parcel of that totality. The wave of increasingly

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New Approach of Using Social Media in Graphic Design at the Higher Education in Sultanate of Oman

Over the past decade, Social media has supported education and has become the most common means of digital communication, articulating the advantages and disadvantages of its different platforms for instructors and students to sustain confidentiality and provide tips for applying social media-based teaching into the training curriculum. From this point of view; this research explores

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Supporting Teacher Education with Video-based Noticing: A Technological Innovation

In light of developments and emphasis in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in recent years, connected, yet often overlooked, is the need for teacher education training to equip teacher candidates with the necessary technological skills and pedagogical content knowledge for preparing technology-enhanced lessons. Without adequate training, it is difficult for pre-service teachers to plan effective lessons

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Future Indian Citizens’ Position of Intention Towards Nuclear Power Plants Influenced by Beliefs and Understanding: An Intervention Study

Nuclear energy is considered as a future sustainable energy resource in power hungry and fast developing Indian economy. Public understanding of advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power is a key for governments to make informed decisions and actions. Too there are propaganda, misconceptions and politics for and against installing nuclear power plants in India. This