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Use of QR Code System in Enhancing Teaching and Learning

QR Code System or Quick Response System is a two dimensional bar code system initially designed for automotive industry in Japan is now one of the most popular Universal Product Coding system used because of many applications such as product tracking, item identification, managing documents and marketing features efficiency. Today’s educational system is challenged to

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Oral or Poster only: On the Lack of Acceptance of Virtual Presentations at Language Education Conferences

There are many reasons that travel, particularly air travel, to conferences may be unwanted or impossible. Such reasons include, but are not limited to, physical disability, lack of financing, political restrictions, and concerns over climate change and ecological sustainability. Nonetheless, presenting at conferences is often key to academic and research networking, disseminating one’s research or

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Planning the Informal, or In-Formal Planning

Town Planners are very apt at planning the informal; we design and implement things like sidewalk parks, weekend markets, back alley concerts, etc., all at an attempt to make the city seem a little less stifled. Some call it “tactical urbanism”, others simply call it “informal urbanism”. While we plan the informal, seldom do we

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Reflection of ‘2019 Indian Lok Sabha Elections’ Through Political Cartoons

Political cartoons are a powerful medium of expressing thoughts (social issues/events) without using verbal language, which expresses the hidden meanings. The focus of the research is to understand the power and importance of political cartoons. This research will examine how media organisations setting the agenda with the help of political cartoons. How culture and ideology

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The Effect of Problem-Based Learning Instruction Activities in Linear Equations on Problem Solving Ability Analytical Thinking and Reasoning

The purposes of this research were to compare the before and after Problem Solving Ability Analytical Thinking and Reasoning Ability of Mathayomsuksa 1 students by using method of Problem-Based Learning Instruction with a statistic criterion. The subjects of this study were 30 Mathayomsuksa 1 students in the second semester of 2018 academic year from Srinakharinwirot

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Self-Assessment on Media and Information Literacy Competencies among Communication Professionals in Philippine Information Agency and Philippine News Agency

This research paper entitled ‘Self-Assessment on Media and Information Literacy Competencies among Communication Professionals in Philippine Information Agency and Philippine News Agency’ aims to determine if communication professionals employed in Philippine Information Agency and Philippine News Agency are media and information literate. The study employed the descriptive method through quantitative research. The researcher used a

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The Role of Lectures and Factors Affecting Individual Working Competency of Students at Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam Through Mathematical Modeling Process

For university training, all teaching processes aim at developing and perfecting occupational competencies for learners. In the study of teaching mathematics at Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam, we consider mathematical modeling as a way to help students solve problems mathematically. Accordingly, the main role of teachers in these situations mostly include: to build learning environment, conduct

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OP Observer – A Class Observation Tool for Measuring the Effectiveness of Teaching Practice

The aim of this paper is to present an evaluation of the effectiveness of a class observation tool in measuring learner-centred practice at a New Zealand tertiary institution. This research arose from an awareness that many lecturers are still mainly providing teacher-centred classes, which have been proven to be less effective and engaging for the

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How Higher Education Institutions Prepare Students for Job Market: Lingnan University as a Case Study

The study on higher education is conducted under qualitative research method through interviews. That the post-secondary level of education is on expanding these years. At the same time, the world economy is developing. The deeper level of collaboration among different institutions is needed. In that way, higher education also provides an assistance to industry through

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A Longitudinal Study of Japanese Students’ L2 Oral Grammar

It is assumed that teachers’ educational lectures and materials are having some impact on students’ knowledge and skills. This longitudinal study examines the reality of how Japanese L2 university students’ accuracy in English changes over an academic year. In April / May 2018, 15 Japanese university students provided a self-introduction monologue followed by a three-question

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Is Cohabitation an Alternative to Marriage?

Cohabitation is an important phenomenon which is on the rise in the hectic and fast-paced modern life but it exists on the sidelines of Indian society. In order to gain deeper understanding of the contentious issues, three focus group discussions were conducted with each group comprising of 6-10 participants. The total sample comprised of 24

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A Priming Experiment on the Effects of Letter Grades and Autonomy-support on Motivation

Here we used a survey-based priming experiment to explore the psychological effects of letter grades (ie. A, B, C to F) and autonomy-supportive teaching practices (eg. giving opportunities for choices, building trust between student and teacher). Much research in educational psychology has suggested that extrinsic motivators such as grades can “crowd-out” or thwart autonomous academic

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Privacy in Islamic Eschatology and the Journey to the Divine

Privacy in Islam has been studied by researchers on urban as well as dwelling levels and a clear hierarchy has been identified from public to private spaces. The purpose of seeking privacy is understood either as to separate genders or to hide sin or good, or bad, fortune from others. However, concepts in Islam have

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Forest Cathedrals: “The Hidden Glory” of Hudson River Landscapes

This presentation analyses masterpieces of Hudson River School landscape painting within relevant religious, artistic, and literary contexts. The Hudson River School, America’s first indigenous art movement, included Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, Frederic Edwin Church and George Inness. The artists reflected various religious and spiritual traditions, including the Anglican (Episcopal) and Presbyterian faiths, Swedenborgian theology

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The Impact of Landmark Court Cases on Funding in American Public Education Systems: The Legal System and the Financial Structure of Educational Institutions

Court rulings and legal precedents can significantly influence educational policy, the fundamental financial structure of public schools, and the educational funding process at the local, regional, and national levels of education systems. Landmark court cases involving different stakeholders, employing various administrative concepts and a wide range of legal strategies, have had a significant impact on

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Video Self-Modelling Intervention on the Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social skills are abilities that are predominantly challenging for children with autism spectrum disorder (CWA). Unfortunately, most schools focused on academics and this ensues little time to engage the CWA to acquire different social skills. This alarming impact of social engagement deficiencies creates a need for an effective and evidence-based intervention to diminish barriers in

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Testing the Moderating Role of Self-Reliance and Social Support on the Mediated Relationship of Help-Seeking Attitudes and Behavior through Intentions

Studies have shown that mental health problems have become a growing public health concern. Despite this, a gap still exists in those who need mental health services and those who seek professional help. Although there are many studies on help-seeking, only few have focused on thoroughly examining the strength of relationships among the elements of

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Art Therapy in Decreasing the Anxiety Score of an Only Child Adolescent with Divorced Parents due to Domestic Violence

Domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is known as the cause of psychological disorders in victims, perpetrators and their children. Previous studies point out that negative effects of domestic violence negatively influence the development of children and adolescence. Most studies focused on victims and perpetrators. However, there is minimal data focusing on the development

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Musical Analysis and Composition of Variation Music

The purpose of research is to analyze characteristics of variation music and to find applications of variation techniques. The structures of variation music have a theme and several variations. Each variation presents an original theme with different variation techniques. Variation composing includes several techniques, such as ornamentation, transposition, inversion, retrograde, augmentation, diminution, imitation, and change

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Cross-influence Between Robot Anime and Tokusatsu in SSSS Gridman

This article focuses on the cross-influence between the establishment of the Robot Anime genre and the Tokusatsu in order to understand how both genres were fundamental in shaping and changing the way we perceive Japanese media, domestically and across the world. The design of plamodels and robotic mechanisms will be a point of contact for

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Finding Effective Ink Receiver Ingredient in Image Creation on Aluminum Plate to Replace Red Lacquer in Lithograph Process

Printmaking is an important process in Thailand, as required by many universities’ curriculums as well as Thai artists. Lithograph is rather popular among printmaking techniques. Its process is mainly utilized chemical reaction, however some chemicals are rare, then needed to be imported from foreign countries. The problem are led to “Finding effective ink receiver ingredient

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Printmaking Process by Plant Extract that is Harmless to the Environment for Creative Printmaking

This research is aimed to investigate the tropical natural plants as to use in printmaking process in order to create new body of knowledge for basic printmaking system. Printmaking presently, confronting chemicals problems occurred during its creative process which eventually affect artists and environment. Consequently, the concept of exploring the tropical natural plants was developed.

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A Gothic Bridge Between the Past and the Future

This paper is a postcolonial reading of Nick Joaquin’s The Mass of St. Sylvestre. It explores the elements and functions of postcolonial Gothic in the story. It argues that Joaquin deliberately employs the elements of the Gothic to manifest how the shadow of the colonial past haunts the nation’s future in the Philippines. The struggle

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The Smart Swimsuit Design for Taiwan National Athlete Swimmer

The research is aimed at developing a smart swimsuit for national athlete swimming user in Taiwan. This research utilizes wearable electronic device to monitor the Mechanomyography (MMG) muscle data of a swimmer to construct a smart swimming wear in real time. The athlete, coach team and medical team are able to read the muscle date

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Language Consumption Under “The Belt and Road Initiatives”: A Case Study of Guangdong

In China, because of the government’s “One Belt, One Road” policy, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay is currently facing linguistic and cultural exchanges. The requirement of language consumption is booming due to the international investments and all aspects of communications in this areas. Therefore, researches are needed to investigate and classify the increasing demand of language

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The Moral Thought of the Malays: Feudalism & the Concept of Corruption Based on Selected Malay Texts

The evolving of the feudalism system of the Malay Sultanate during the pre-colonial era has marked the construction of Malays’ moral thought. During this period, the ideas of moral values were primarily constructed by the Malay ruler which was the raja or sultan who had the highest position in the feudalism system. Therefore, the king’s

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Potrayal of Feminism in Barbie Vlog

The development of technology and emergence of participatory culture has helped to create many opportunities in sharing messages and self- representation. Within this entailment of advancement, the famous social actor, Barbie doll uses the opportunity in participating and uses her posthuman form as an extension of herself in presenting some of her identity and ideology

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Kirishima: Reflections on Humanity and Nihility

The Kirishima Thing is a 2012 Japanese film, which was awarded Excellence Film at the 67th Mainichi Film Awards as well as Best Director at the 37th Hochi Film Awards in 2012. The film won Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year as well as received several nominations. It has been screened worldwide, including

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Reclaiming the Mind-When Traditional Chinese Realist Painting Meets the Contemporary Arts

The purpose of this study is to construct a personal style of painting that transcends the realm of rational thought, in which thought resides in the mind, in pursuit of a spiritual dialogue of the utmost truth, goodness and beauty. Paintings in this personal style transform the thoughts and ideas that exist in the subconscious

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Moral Choice and Compliance: Exploration of Justice in “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”

Set in an urban locale of early 20th century Progressive America, T.S.Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” accounts the psychophysical inertia of a man namely Prufrock through his confessional dramatic monologues reverberating within his subjective mental space. Considering monologues as a reflection of an individual’s past or current experiences with others, the paper

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Collective Consciousness of Ethnic Groups in the Upper Central Region of Thailand

This research article aimed to study the memories of the past and the process of constructing a collective consciousness of ethnicity in the upper central region of Thailand. Scope of the study included ethnic groups in 4 provinces: Lopburi, Chai-nat, Singburi, and Ang-thong and 7 groups: Lao Wiang, Lao Khrang, Lao Ngaew, Thai Mon, Thai

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The Effects of Brand Communication on Consumer-Based Brand Equity: A Study on Firm-Created Website and User-Generated Fan Page

Purpose- Brand social communities (fan page) are increasingly attracting the attention of consumers intrigued by active two-way communication and up-to-date information. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of traditional firm-created website and user-generated social media (fan page) brand communication on five consumer-based brand equity (CBBE) dimensions. Design/methodology/approach- The paper applied quantitative

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Using Mask Painting to Assess Individual Role Preference in a Society

Mask painting is a form of instrument in art therapy to assess (Trepal-Wollenzier & Wester, 2002) and to be utilized as a therapeutic device (Janzing, 1986). In Jungian psychology, mask reflects human expression that represents individual relations to the environment (Konijn & Hoorn, 2017). Creating a mask is projecting the self into mask form (Malchiodi,

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The Humanities Build Democratic Capital

Each generation is shaped by the historical context in which their education takes place. By providing us with a fuller understanding of the world and our place in it, the Humanities help us make sense of these larger events. Today’s citizens must be prepared to function in a culturally diverse, globally interdependent, and technologically sophisticated

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Creative Identity of Artist and Society That Supports

An individual does art to fulfill one’s desire to actualize oneself because this act is what makes them feel glad to be alive, which is the creative identity essential to artists. However, if one begins to feel inferior comparing oneself with others due to the stress that society gives to oneself and the culture that

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Unprogrammed Artificial Intelligent, Clone-focusing on the Film Never Let Me Go

What would happen if there is a machine that could learn emotions at a very similar pace to humans? The machine exists in reality. It is clones, which are created by humans like robots, and which humans have control of, and which benefit humans. The film Never Let Me Go is a great visual representation

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Adopting Calligraphy Style to Design Smart Clothing for Down Syndrome Users

This study utilizes smart clothing as a tool to support self-training activities for individuals with Down syndrome. It addresses issues that arise in both daily life and sports, proposing sportswear with a calligraphy style, electronic devices and mobile applications. Down Syndrome Foundation R.O.C was established by selling Tu’s Calligraphy as a fund-raising effort in 1998.

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A Study on Differences between Experts and Consumers in Creative Advertising Effect regarding Commercial TV Advertisement

Advertisement can be seen everywhere in life and is also the main tool for communication with consumers. In today’s advertising media, The TV advertisement has the highest budget, the widest coverage, and powerful audio-visual effects. And a good TV commercial must have good performances in order to attract the attention of consumers. However, when it

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Futuristic Reflection on the Aftermath of Humanity: Pluto, A Graphic Novel

Urasawa Naoki’s graphic novel Pluto (2003-2009), set in a virtual post-human world in which human and robots neighbor each other, raises questions about humanity, both ontological and epistemological. Pluto is based on and adapted from legendary Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka’s manga Astro Boy series. In Pluto, 5 out of 7 ‘greatest robots on earth’ are

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Moscow on the Connecticut River: How a Russian Iconic Design Continues to Define an American City

Besides developing the first revolver, 19th century arms-maker Samuel Colt was a brilliant PR man and traveling businessman, personally visiting with prime ministers and other heads of state whose armies might become potential buyers of his gun. One of his travels took him to Russia, where he was impressed by the iconic onion-shaped domes adorning

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The Syntactic Interpretation of Thai Middle Voice and Target Sentences in Japanese

This paper examines the syntactic interpretation of Thai middle voice sentences such as nǎŋsɨ̌ɨ níi kh ǎaj dii ‘this book sells well.’ and the equivalent sentences in Japanese. As a Thai speaker who teaching Japanese as a foreign language, I find out that we cannot say *kono hon ga yoku uru ‘this book sells well’

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The Representation of Femininity and Masculinity in American Film Posters

The study used qualitative textual analysis to analyze the gender representation and equality between genders in film posters from 1950s to 2010s. The study focused on the Oscar film winners from 1950s to 2017. The total of film posters is 62. United Kingdom winners are excluded from my sample because the posters are very few

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Understanding the Importance of Amartya Sen’s Philosophy in His Economic Model

The purpose of this dissertation is to understand and analyze the extent to which philosophy impacts the manner in which practical economics plays out. It seeks to draw attention to the fact that there has been excessive focus on numbers and other such indicators of economic growth, causing social welfare to be severely ignored. Amartya

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The Internal Other: Abjection, Victimhood and Ideological Transformation in Post-War Japanese Film

This paper considers post-war Japanese film as a lens for understanding social conditions during this period. Invoking Kristeva’s theory of abjection, Butler’s understanding of ‘unlivable’ zones of subjectivity and Žižek’s contributions to the concepts of community and jouissance, this paper proposes that this period in Japan’s early post-war history was marked by various forms of

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Regionalism and Issues: Understanding Indian Unity in Diversity Through Literature

To understand regionalism,we need to know various dimensions of the region.Region as a social system,reflects the relation between different human beings and groups whereas a geographical unit,is delimited form each other.Regionalism is an ideology and political movement to advance the causes of regions.At the international level,regionalism refers to transnational cooperation to meet a common goal.Regionalism

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Towards the Philosophy of Locality

The paper derives from listening intently to the connection between man and a place. Under examination here is local man, and along with him, a cultural experience which holds hidden in itself the philosophy of locality and a tale about a place. What would the idea of locality be? Does local man have the power

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Winding Ways and Hilly Tracts: Mapping the Identity and Cultural Patterns of the Gaddi Tribes of Himachal Pradesh, India

The words ‘culture’ and ‘identity’ have a deep emotional bond with one’s homeland or territories.The modern society,like any other society in the world, is inseparable from its culture and identity, for its history is recorded and embedded in its culture. With increasing globalization, tribes around the world are being exploited, and are almost at the

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The Development of Virtual Tour Interface for a Wetland Park by Using Unity Technologies

This research focuses digital interface with content for the virtual tour of a wetland park located in Dashu district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The development of the virtual tour commenced from field survey to investigation detail geographic and culture features. Next, a series of 3D models including traditional brick-based architectures and landscape were built into a

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Hope and Destruction: A Comparative Analysis of the Consciousness of Death Between Patriotism and Sinking

Sinking (沉淪, 1921), the renowned Chinese novel by Yu Dafu was often compared with a Japanese novel, Melancholy in the Country (田園の憂鬱, 1919), given that both of them are categorized as I-novel. Nevertheless, another Japanese novel, Patriotism(憂国, 1961) by Mishima Yukio actually shares more similarities with Sinking in the aspects of content and the core

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Towards an Agency of Dust

In 1987, photographer Peter Wellmer stumbled upon a deserted building with an interior both fully assembled and in working order: the abandoned United Linen Factories at 48a Viktoria Street in Bielefeld, Germany. It had been built in 1913, and, by 1920, Juhl&Helmke employed 164 seamstresses there, who worked on dowry assortments of undergarments and household

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The Development of Typology Matrixes on Design Patterns Inspired by the Mangroves Species of Sungai Merbok

More than 30 species of mangroves have been identified in Sungai Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia and are considered to be the most extensive collection of mangroves species in the world. Because of the profound natural and historical elements, Sungai Merbok is now has been identified as a second natural biosphere in the world and is recognised

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Becoming Beyond the Anthropocene: Thinking and Writing Our Animal Selves

Without intervention, the Anthropocene portends a certain telos. From this, and from liberal humanism, I make a timely ontological detour and provoke a different future to what is looking predictable; a post-human, metamorphic future — one with no end in sight. My PhD comprises a dystopian/magical realism novella-in-progress (set mainly in Japan) and an accompanying

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Writing the Feminine: John Fowles’s Modern Myth

John Fowles writes courageous and other-worldly women characters. John Fowles explores relationships between men and women and has built his major themes around the contrast between masculine and feminine mentality. Fowles has always constructed his fictions upon the principle that women are intrinsically better, more authentic, and freer than men. Throughout his fiction, women tend

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Creative Change the World: A Study of Big Idea in Cause-Related Marketing

Enterprise competitiveness is not only the ability of marketing strategy and innovative technology. It should reconsider the relationship between people and society and the natural environment. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the key to success for sustainable business. More and more companies use the cause related marketing to communicate, and the creative performance in

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Depicting the Cultural Product Design Process – An Grounded Theory Approach

This is the age of niche market, designers are challenged to design from their cultural context, to highlight the cultural value of the product. Therefore, designers become agents of cultural context, and should understand how cultural product acquire and communicate cultural meanings. However, the design process of cultural products remains a black box that needed

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The 3D Glasses Try-On System of Augmented Reality Using Intel Realsense Camera

“Consumers first” is a well-known fact in the market. In order to meet with the preferences and demand of customers, personally customized process has become a trend. Following the trend of customization, this paper presents an eyeglasses try-on system based on augmented reality to fulfill the needs of customized eyeglasses. The system is equipped with

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“Identity Issue in Contemporary Diaspora Arab Theatre” (Applied Study of Leila Buck Texts)

The problem of identity is one of the issues on the world arena, as it is an essential part of the structure of political intellect. It is also considered as prerequisite for social existence, therefor, the concept of identity has received a great attention in the field of theatre studies, especially in the Diaspora drama;

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Regaining the Decay of Human Values

The myriad of ethnic and sub-ethnic groups in Indonesia causes similarly numerous creations, communication, and performance of folklore. Today, however, tales which are classified in verbal lore and believed as people’s fictional works are decaying since almost all tales still use local-regional languages, which generally have become unpopular. Furthermore, modern life-style strongly relies on technology-based

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Investigation of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning as a Framework for Teaching Science-focused English Courses at a Japanese University

Previous research indicates that inquiry-based learning is beneficial for English-language learners in content courses. Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a student-centered, team-focused framework widely used in the United States at the high school and university levels for teaching science. All POGIL activities follow a 3-phase learning cycle and are often organized such that students

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Level of Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills of Senior High School STEM Students in Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction

Disasters are sudden disruptive events which affect the functioning of a community in utilizing its own resources. This makes disaster readiness and risk reduction a current trend in science teaching to match the needs to the fast-paced advancements which will provide many social benefits. This descriptive research study determined the level of content knowledge and

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Lessons in Grade 10 Biology Using Cooperative and Guided-inquiry Approach

This descriptive developmental research study determined the effect of the developed lessons in Biology using Cooperative and Guided Inquiry Approach for Grade 10 students of Barangay High School in Manito Albay. Specifically, it sought answers to the questions: (1) What lessons may be developed for Grade 10 Biology with the features: cooperative learning, guided inquiry

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Does Blended Learning System Boost Student’s Knowledge Sharing in General Education Course? The Indonesian Higher Education Challenge

The role of General Education is to equip students with basic knowledge, to understand the relationship between one science and another, to teach how to apply human knowledge and experience universally, so that it will enhance mutual understanding and respect for human beings. One of the challenges in General Education learning in higher education is

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Reflexive Practices: Making Business Schools More ‘Critical’ by Teaching Modern Slavery. Practical Workshop

This article invites breaking the traditional pattern in business schools and encouraging management educators to engage critically with their subjects. Conventional methods give a trusting standard of learning; but, they are significantly better at producing followers than leaders or that they do not cultivate leaders at all. This article proposes taking a step further, by making

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Where Do Digital Natives Start and Finish? Lecturers’ Use of Technology in Three Thai Universities

Teachers’ ownership of technology devices, their access to software and Web-based utilities, and their preferences when using technology are the subject of this ongoing research. The devices that instructors’ use in the classroom, how teachers use online learning systems as provided by the university, and teachers’ skill levels when using technology for learning are also

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Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Lessons in Grade 10 Biology

This descriptive developmental study determined the effect of Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Lessons in Biology to the Grade 10 students’ performance. It focused on the developed Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Lessons, jurors’ evaluation of the Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Lessons in terms of competency-based, process skills involved, inquiry-based and cooperative learning strategy, and its effect on students’ conceptual

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The Next Innovation in Immersive [Actuality] Media Isn’t Technology – It’s Storytelling

This paper explores the raison d’être for many documentarians and journalists; creating emotional connections with audiences and have them experience the story “as if they were there.” Until recently, mediated storytelling was far from being immersive. Audiences could be captivated by the story—even emotionally vested in the characters—but they were passive spectators, unengaged with the

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Financial Literacy at the Lower Secondary Schools in the Czech Republic

Importance of financial literacy among the population is permanently increasing. The number of financial products on the market is growing, and the age at which people start to use these products is decreasing. This is also related to the negative impacts of insufficient financial literacy in this area – rising household indebtedness, the high number

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Lessons from the Perpetual Learner

Life is curious. We wake up, we make plans, and we see a slight incline, but not many major obstacles in sight. In fact, we know that our day is going to be perfectly brilliant (perhaps). That is not always the case, however, and as learners, teachers, teacher researchers, teacher educators, and/or administrators our days

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A One Semester Research Study on the Effects of Extensive Reading on Students’ Receptive Vocabulary Size

Extensive Reading has been touted as beneficial for improving students’ reading fluency, speed, confidence, and vocabulary. This paper examines whether some of these claims are true for a group of students over a 14-week semester. Administering vocabulary level tests at the start and end of the semester does not indicate that there is a greater

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Learner-led Approach in Education (LED)

This paper discusses a different approach to teaching: the learner-led approach in education (LED). While there are many interpretations of LED, this paper focuses on students selecting their own research topic, constructing a lesson plan and homework assignment based on that topic, and then leading their classmates in a mini-lecture/presentation about their research. The reasoning

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The Design and Development of an Online Course as a Preparation for a Cambridge PET Examination for the Listening Section

This study explores and describes the effect of implementing an adapted flipped classroom model version when preparing 29 undergraduate students for a Cambridge PET examination in an online learning environment. The specific research objective was to analyze the students’ English proficiency level improvement through an online course. The study used a quantitative design method; an

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From Teaching to Leading: A Phenomenological Inquiry on Overcoming Challenges From the Lens of Novice Principals

Literature suggest that high school principal position is one of the most essential, complex and challenging assignments in the public education system. While efforts to understand the nature and dynamics of the transition from being a teacher to a principal have been undertaken in different studies worldwide, a dearth in literature exists in the context of

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The Characteristics of Arab Parents’ Orientation Regarding the Future of Their Children with Developmental Intellectual Disability

Future orientation focuses on the image an individual constructs regarding their future; including future goals and courses of action they set for themselves in order to realize these goals. The present study discusses the consolidation of the orientation of parents in the Arabic society regarding the future of their children with developmental intellectual disability who

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Swarm Intelligence Framework for Tutoring in Schools

A web-based intelligent tutoring system with some swarm intelligence capabilities and with the integration of a learning units with Adaptive Augmented Reality Serious Games (AARGS) is presented. Adaptation to the children, necessary for a more effective learning experience is achieved through two means: the use of sequencing graphs and swarm intelligence techniques. Sequencing graphs determine

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Gathering of ‘Tacit Knowledge’ through Oral History

The University of Malaya is the oldest campus in the country. Over the years, many of its scholars including professors and staff have retired; many who are distinguished and reputable experts in their fields. Hence, there is a need to gather tacit knowledge from these individuals rapidly before the information are vanished forever, particularly non-quantifiable

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British Students’ Identity Transition in Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Chinese has become an increasingly significant language in the global language market over the last 20 years. China’s increasing power economically has encouraged the development of Chinese Language Learning (CLL) and it is increasingly being seen as a strategic learning decision. This research focuses on investigating key identity transitions for a small number of British

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Information and Communications Technology Competencies and Integration Practices of Public Secondary School Teachers in the Philippines

This study investigated the ICT competencies and integration practices of 573 public secondary school teachers in a province in the Philippines, particularly their level of ICT competencies, extent of ICT integration, challenges encountered, and their perceptions on ICT integration. The study employed a descriptive-correlational research design which explored the significant relationship between teachers’ level of

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Personal and Collective Narrative Meaning Making in the EFL Classroom

Personal experience narratives are among the dominant forms of folklore. Through these stories, we make individual meaning and negotiate collective meanings simultaneously. Such a pervasive narrative practice should find a prominent role in FL teaching and learning. In order to feel a foreign language, we must first of all feel it as a genuine means

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Promoting Student Autonomy and the Co-creation of the L2 Class Through Linguistic Theory

In this paper, I will present ways in which linguistic theory can be combined with appropriate teaching methods in order to further develop learner’s independence and promote the co-construction of methodologies for the L2 class. For this purpose, I will refer to the use of some key concepts from Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics and

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Medical Undergraduates’ Core Performance Scores and Opinions Towards E-PBL

As a commonly used method in medical faculties, Problem Based Learning (PBL) is normally performed face-to-face. In this study, online sessions were conducted with multimedia supported (animation-based) problem scenarios. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of online PBL (e-PBL) sessions and to compare the success of the both group (face-to-face and

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Learning Media Based on Local Culture Characteristics for Literacy Aspect

The implementation of Local Culture in learning media stimulates the society in actualizing the culture and promoting it globally. Literacy can make students understand the language features and learn the parole in communication. The research problems are: (1) how can the language features in the listening aspect through VCD of characterized learning of local culture

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How Status, Elitism, International Capital and Marketability Drive the Practice of Student Mobility Within Transnational Higher Education

International partnerships exist in various forms across Higher Education. Transnational Higher Education (TNHE) enables students to study in one country for a qualification issued by an institution in another country. Student mobility programmes give students the chance to travel and experience university life abroad. Both TNHE and student mobility are facilitated via the formation of

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Writing in English with Help

Writing is one of the most difficult skills for Japanese people to master in English learning. The Ministry of Education held a nationwide English proficiency test for the 3rd year students of senior high school in 2017. In the report, the Ministry pointed out the link between low writing scores and low frequency of employment

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Global Adaptation, Local Expression: Taiwanese Trendy Drama Highlighting ‘Zeitgeist’ – A TV Practical Perspective

Trendy drama is an arising TV drama genre popularized in East Asia in the recent decade. Its role has been legitimised by the social and popular culture phenomenon based on its specific features in local TV productions. The previous study shows that the genre has a significant position in the development of East-Asian regionalistion, that

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Improving the Reading Comprehension of Bachelor of Public Administration Students Through the Use of Scaffolding Strategies

With reading as the foundation of all academic learning it becomes imperative that the reading ability of the learners be assessed as the onset. In support of the government and of the university’s program on literacy, teachers have developed innovations and/or interventions aimed at improving the reading comprehension of learners. It is in this vein

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The Science of the Banana Cake – Development of Integrated Instruction on Science Knowledge and Skill by Using Hands-on Activities

The baking activity is a science teaching enhancement course that is focused around using food to engage students in many topics in chemistry. The purposes of this study are to develop ways of integrating science knowledge and skills by using hands-on activities and to find out the effectiveness of a baking activity for teaching of

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Coverage of Various Communication Platforms: A Guide for Marketing Universities

The digital era has ushered the rise in the utilization of alternative communication platforms in integrated marketing communications (IMC). These include the use by organizations of traditional media and newer online media. The sole or combined utilization is driven by the platform’s coverage, cost, contribution, commonality, complementarities, cross-effects, and conformability. The contemporary business environment necessitates

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Modified Customer Approach for Publishers Under the Influence of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) establishes a link between the virtual and the physical world by adding the “material” dimension to access to information via the internet – through intelligent everyday objects. Recently, the IoT has gained enormously in importance in various industries – whether warehouse transport robots, agricultural vehicles with extensive sensor technology and

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Modified Lab Rotation Model: A Blended e-Learning Approach to Improve Student’s Conceptual Understanding of English Verb Tense and Aspect

In language Education, verb tense and aspect is one of the most difficult lessons in elementary grade. For the past three years, S.Y. 2015- 2016,2016-2017 and 2017-2018, English verb tense and aspect is consistently included in the least mastered skills topic in Grade Five English. This study aimed at investigating the use of Modified Lab

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Raising Pre-service English Language Teachers’ Research Literacy Competence in a Teacher Education Program

In teacher education programs, one of the required attainments of any ideal pre-service teacher program is to enable pre-service teachers to be aware of research literacy competencies and have practice to improve such competencies during their education. This study aims at equipping the participants with the necessary critical skills and research literacy competencies and tries

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The Development and Deployment of Mobile Music Application for Literacy Enhancement (M2APPLE)

We present in this paper the design, implementation, and broad scale deployment and use strategy of a Mobile Music Application for Literacy Enhancement (M2APPLE)that leverages the fun activity of Karaoke music as a motivational and complementary tool to learning English as a second or even third language. English language illiteracy is a particularly endemic problem

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Filmmaking Theory for Vertical Video Production

Smartphones have changed the world and now mobile users are consuming more vertical video than ever before (Richards 2017). In particular, vertical video is gaining popularity amongst content makers for social media since the aspect ratio typically suits how mobile phone users hold their phones and therefore how they are now watching video content (ScientiaMobile

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Exploring Attitudes Towards Teenage Relationship Abuse: A Q-Methodology Study

Teenagers are most at risk of relationship abuse in the UK, yet least likely to report it (Home Office, 2014). It is not only a proliferating crime, but a complex health, social and psychological epidemic (Rakovec, 2014). The issue is significantly misunderstood and unrecognised (Crown Prosecution Service, 2014). Previous research into attitudes towards adult relationship

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A Pragmatic Study of Euphemisms in A Dream of Red Mansions with a Rapport Management Approach: Cultural Independence and Interdependence

As a social and cultural phenomenon, euphemism helps lubricate interpersonal relations and maintain the face of interactants. So euphemism relates closely to face and politeness. Built upon notions of face and politeness, Helen Spencer-Oatey’s rapport management (2000) is a theoretical framework for interpersonal relations with face and rights as core components. As facework is typically

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Mantle of the Expert: the Versatility of Dorothy Heathcote’s Dramatic-inquiry Approach to Teaching and Learning

In the 1980s, Prof. Dorothy Heathcote MBE (1926-2011) developed the ‘Mantle of the Expert’ approach (MoE) during her work at the University of Newcastle. The basic concept of MoE is that children study the school curriculum as if they were a group of experts: they can be scientists in a laboratory, archaeologists digging out a

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The Change in Accentual Patterns in Certain English Words – A Diachronic Study

All languages tend to change in certain respects over a period time. These changes become perceptible only when they remain in vogue for a period of twenty five to thirty years. In English it is noticed that changes take place in the pronunciation of certain words with time, leading to two alternative pronunciations for the

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Wild and Worldly: Redefining the ‘Forest’ in Thai Independent Cinema from Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Blissfully Yours to Anucha Boonyawattana’s Malila

The forest is a familiar symbol in Buddhist and Thai folktales. It also appears in various art forms, especially in recent Thai independent cinema. Since Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Blissfully Yours (2002) and Tropical Malady (2004), the forest in Thai cinema has changed its meaning. It was often portrayed as either a fragile space that needed to

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Digital Drivers of Russian Advertising Market: Problems of Management

The purpose of this study is to analyse the one of the most rapidly growing segments of the media-industry: the digital market and the drivers of its growth, as well as to identify the best ways of its management. The authors use the example of Russia: the country with the dynamically growing advertising market. The

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Does South Korea’s Exporting Success Conflict with its Paris Agreement Goals of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37%?

South Korea is one of the most polluted countries in the world – in 2016, Korea had 76 days with bad air quality and only 45 days with good air quality. Medical studies conclude that polluted air can cause serious health problems such as stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and other ailments. Particulate matter floating

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Decreased Motivation and Increased Mental Illness Among Young People – A Need for Teaching Life Mastery Skills in School

Student evaluations in Norwegian schools over the last years have shown that students lack motivation for learning, and at the same time, more and more young people struggle with mental illnesses and quite many drop out of school. To meet these challenges, we started a research project called “systematic work with motivation” where we have