Category: Poster Presentation

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Bio-Oil Production From the Pyrolysis of Blue-Green Algae for Sustainability Alternative Fuels

Pyrolysis experiments of blue-green algae (Arthrospira platensis) were carried out in a custom-built tube reactor to determine the pyrolysis conditions which was affected by the production of pyrolysis oil. The effects of process variables; the operating temperature (400-600 oC), raw material federate (0.4-3.0 kgh-1 ), particle size (150- 800 µm) and N2 flowing rate (50-250

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Students’ Intercultural Communication Competence in Rural Areas of Japan

Most local governments in rural areas of Japan have been suffering from population decline. Local companies in the areas are supplementing the shortage of workforce by employing overseas students in the areas. Most Japanese students born and brought up there are expected to play important roles in local companies after graduation. It is predicted that

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Teacher Perceptions and Beliefs About Field Trips as a Curricular Source

In today’s educational arena, field trips are often viewed as an extracurricular activity disconnected from curriculum. Currently, teachers are experiencing pressure to prepare students of all ages to be college and career. Policy makers are mandating commercialized curricula as a means to ensure proficiency on standardized assessments. These types of curricula are often void of

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The Courses on Inclusive Education in Departments of Early Childhood Education in Taiwanese Universities

According to official statistics, more than 90% of the preschool-aged children with disabilities in Taiwan are placed in regular education classes in recent years. In the trend toward inclusive education, it is crucial for early childhood education majors to understand inclusive education and practice it. However, numerous studies have noted that preschool educators are not

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Factors Related to Administration and Management of Moral Higher Education Institutions

The objectives of this research are to 1) study the opinions of the executives, lecturers, and supporting personnel about the management of moral higher education institution group in (1) the purposes, missions, policies, (2) operational processes and mechanism, and (3) participation of the personnel and 2) study the factors that have a relationship with the

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Implementing Pair Work for Using Smartphones in University Liberal Arts Education

There has been a marked decline in students’ motivation in liberal arts courses at Japanese universities. Therefore, research and experimental classes focused on active learning are being conducted as a countermeasure. However, a majority of the practical teaching techniques imitate active learning methods used in the U.S., a country with advanced active learning whose citizens

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A Study of Open Courseware’s Learning Effectiveness on E-Book Production Professional Technique Competence for Design-Related Department Students

This study intended to use the development of a set of industrial technique oriented open courseware for E-Book production, as well as applied the open courseware as the Blended Learning to conduct a teaching experiment, in order to improve students of design-related departments for their E-Book Production competency, as well as satisfy with industries’ demand

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Development of Physical Blocks with Communication Device for Visual Programming Study

The visual programming language Scratch is widely used to learn problem-solving skills and logical thinking; However, it is not easy for elementary school students to learn how to use Scratch language. Conventional Scratch learning has two different aspects on how to use the PCs to carry out various operations and programming. For students who are

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Facilitating Skills-Learning by Blending Teaching in Clothing Construction Class

This study aims to facilitate students’ learning of sewing skills through blending teaching method. Clothing construction class was designed for students to learn the clothing’s patterns, to use industrial sewing machine and to compose a garment project. Conventionally, demonstrating was the most adopted method to teach students learning the sewing skills. The teacher first introduces

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The Development of Science Activity Packages Learning on Ecosystem and Environment for Mathayomsuksa 1. Students

There were three Purposes of the study:1) to develop and identify the educational quality of science activity packages learning on ‘Ecosystem and Environment’.2) to study learning outcomes; knowledge and science process skills of Mathayomsuksa 1. Students by science activity packages and 3) to study attitude towards the environment of Mathayomsuksa 1. Students by science activity

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A Development of Science Laboratories on “The Basic of Wastewater Management for Students Living Along Saen Saeb Canal”.

There were four purposes of the study: 1) to develop and identify the educational qualities of science laboratories ‘The Basic of Wastewater Management for students living along Saen Saeb canal’. 2) to study learning outcomes with regard to the knowledge of Mathayom 1 in science laboratories 3) to study the Mathayom 1 students’ attitudes toward

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Online Cinema Ticketing Industry: Impacts and Opportunities for Transformation in the Chinese Film Industry

In recent years, China’s film market has been growing rapidly. The magnet effect brought about by growing box-office sales has captured the attention of new electronic businesses and internet industries. These entities possess large capital and powerful information processing capabilities, creating major change in the structures and systems within the Chinese film industry.As electronic business

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Turning the Industrial City into the City of Humanities Using Historical Heritages

The city has a close relationship with our daily life. The spaces that we routinely use, such as streets, apartments and parks, are a component of the city. Therefore, understanding of the city is a precondition for understanding our present life and looking into the future. As urbanization progressed rapidly, cities in South Korea have

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Identity, Religion and Intergroup Conflict: The Role of Religious-Secular Discourse in Self-Investigation

This paper explores the logic and implications of a Secular-Religious Discourse and group processes to construction of individual and social identity. The theory argues that Intergroup discourse can create a safe environment that encourages individuals to engage in self reflection and in discourse with ‘the other’. Qualitative thematic content analysis was used to analyze the

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On-Site Production of Electricity and Hydrogen for the Energy Needs of Rural Areas

In both developed and developing countries, energy supply in rural areas is needed in an economical and environmentally sustainable way. On the one hand, extensions of the power grid are often inadequate due to their high cost and landscape impact. On the other hand, diesel generator sets have high greenhouse gas emissions and other undesirable

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CFD Simulation of Natural Ventilation in Urban Buildings Due to Wind Effect

Previous studies regarding natural ventilation in buildings were mostly limited to isolated buildings. Considering an urban context, this study investigates the wind-induced single-sided natural ventilation in buildings near a long street canyon under a perpendicular wind direction using CFD method. Four aspect ratios (AR) of the street canyon, from 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 to 6.0, are

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Analysis and Improvement of Distribution Routes and the Associated Vehicle Fleet – Application to a Real Case in Portugal

Logistics management plays a key role in improving business efficiency, since it is the part of supply chain management that plans, implements and controls the flow of goods, services and information between the point of origin and the point of consumption. Customers are more demanding and want the right products, in the right place, at the

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Analysis and Improvement of the Management of Stocks in ‘Vasco Da Gama’ Frigates – A Practical Study

Vessels, as an autonomous system, require the provision of maintenance needs, and transport the spare parts necessary to meet those needs. The existence of stocks and the type of lots on board are intertwined with the type of mission assigned, and according to the duration of the mission, often the ship cannot be supplied by

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The Dynamics of Large Publicly Traded Corporations in Santa Catarina, Brazil

The research comprised the study of three public companies: BRF SA, Tupy SA, and WEG SA. These companies present a high level of technological development, with administrative headquarters located in Santa Catarina – Brazil, with business in several countries. The aim was to accompany historical development, geographic expansion, and business evolution of such companies in

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Effects of Aerobic Dance with 9 Square on the Cardiovascular Endurance System and Percentage of Body Fat

This experimental research was one group pretest-posttest design. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of nine-square aerobic dance on the cardiovascular endurance system and percentage of body fat before and after the implementation. Simple random sampling was employed to select a sample group of fifty students who studied in Silpakorn University

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Education of Teachers of Inclusive Pre-Schools in the Czech Republic

The requirements on teachers expertise are changing in accordance with the tendencies in education related to the implementation of inclusive education. This fact also concerns the area of pre-school education. The article introduces the current concept of pre-graduate preparation of pre-school teachers. It also presents the findings of the research in which we investigated the

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Professional Language Learning and the Dynamics of Cross-Linguistic Interactions in Bilingual Mental Lexicon

Bilingualism is an ability to communicate freely in two languages. Bilingual professional language learning implies acquiring specific knowledge of the two languages for professional purposes – those connected with language studies and/or language teaching. The most obvious outcome of bilingual professional language learning concerns the increase of proficiency revealed in a wide repertoire of linguistic

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Intercultural Awareness and Language Learning What Do Students Say?

We present the preliminary findings of our qualitative research into the difficulties encountered by different types of foreign language students in a multicultural, multi-identity Higher Education context. In our chapter “Hexagone: not just a Pretty Shape” (Train & Wilks 2017) we assert that “Any learner of a second, third or fourth language in a diverse

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UGC on Youtube and Political Participation: Using the 2016 Taiwan Presidential Election as an Example

The aim of this study is to examine the democratizing potential and political implications of user-generated content (UGC), including political expression, idea exchange and public discussion, during the 2016 Taiwan Presidential election. YouTube, the largest and most widely used video-sharing website, both appeals to a large audience and allows for diverse modes of expression through

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Treatment of Wastewater Contaminated with Water-Based Varnish and Glue Using Wasted Chemical and Materials in Coating/Lamination Plant

Vanish coating is usually applied to protect the surface and add the value of printed products. Water-based coatings have become popular in the printing industry because of their environmentally friendly and odorless. However, high volume of wastewater from many coating plants need to be treated with low cost. The objectives are to survey the source

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Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing System (UARSS)-Derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) To Soil Moisture Mapping

Satellite remote sensing systems have been widely applied to soil moisture monitoring but are unsuitably applied to that of small areas, which merely cover several hectares, due to their low spatial or temporal resolutions. In order to address the soil moisture mapping of the small areas in Kinmen, Taiwan, a multispectral sensor carried on an

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The Study of Design Elements and User’s Behavior in Public Space: A Case Study of Pattaya Beach Road Public Space

This research aimed to investigate the user’s behavior of the public open space, a case study of Pattaya beachfront public space, Chonburi province, the second most visited city in Thailand, after Bangkok. By studying the characteristic of landscape design elements, activities and the surrounding context to analyze the relationship of the various factors that affecting

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The Coupling Effect Analysis Between Economic Growth, Industrial Structure and Environmental Pollution in China

It is important to explore the coupling relationship between economic growth, industrial structure and environmental pollution. In numerous analysis frameworks which used for studying economic growth, industrial structure and environmental pollution, many scholars verified whether the situation of local area in accordance with the Kuznets curve, the obtained results were always diverse. Dividing China into

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Strategies of Hong Kong’s Healthcare System in Aging Population

The aging population creates challenges for the healthcare system in Hong Kong.This paper examines the challenges facing and an acceptable delivery system amid Hong Kong’s rapidly ageing population. Challenges The elderly population is expected to increase to “one in four” in 2033. The elderly inpatient ratio is expected to be 62% in 2029. Aging people highly rely

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Synthesized Silica From Rice Husk for Anti-Slip Overprint Coating

Thailand is among the top ten rice exporters that have produced more than 30 million tons of rice in order to serve domestic and worldwide consumption. In a process of rice milling, more than 10 million tons of rice husk as agricultural waste are disposed. Since rice husk is enriched with abundant silica (SiO2), this

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Factors Affecting Stress among Faculty Members of Public Universities in the Philippines: A Multiple Regression Analysis

This study focuses on particular demographic and education-related factors that contribute to the stress levels of public university faculty members in the Philippines. Participants in this study were part-time or full-time faculty members in a public university in the Philippines and were teaching at least a class for the First Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017.

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A Tree-Based Chart for Visualizing Programming for Problem Solving

Programming for solving problems has been an important skill in computer programming education. However, most of the assessment for the skill tends to emphasize on the product of programming rather than the process of programming. Considering students’ process of programming may gain insight into the understanding of students’ difficulties and their performance, this study incorporates

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The Implications of Cross-Cultural Social Skills of Japanese People in Turkey in Order to Form Relationships with Turkish Muslims

This study aims to investigate the cross-cultural social skills adopted by Japanese people in Turkey, relating to the construction of satisfactory interpersonal relationships with Turkish Muslims. Eighteen Japanese people living in Turkey were asked concerning coping strategies used to overcome interpersonal difficulties (Nakano & Tanaka, 2015) and behaviors used to form good relationships by conducting

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Anxiety and Return to Work in Cancer Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy

Introduction: Many cancer patients contract cancer and are diagnosed with it while they are working. However, only one-third of patients return to work. The issue of working is an economic problem and is directly connected to quality of life (QOL)in a working population. This study aimed to clarify the differences anxiety among breast cancer patients

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The Prevalence of Aggression Dimensions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder according to Some Variables

The current study aimed at exploring the level of aggression for children with autism according to gender, age and intellectual state in the state of Kuwait. The study was conducted on a sample of parents for (108) children with autism, children’s ages were ranging from 5 to 16 years old who have been attending of

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Causal Factors of CSR Influencing to Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Effectiveness of Listed Companies in the Stock Exchange of Thailand

This research study the relationship and effect among corporate social responsibility (CSR), organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and organizational effectiveness (OE) of listed companies in the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Data were collected via questionnaires from 217 companies. Multi-stage sampling technique was used. Data were analyzed using standard statistical method and structural equation modeling. The relationships among

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Relationship Among Mindfulness, Suppression-Emotion Regulation, Reappraisal-Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Well-Being

With the increased number of psychological problems in workplace within Thailand, it becomes necessary to find ways to enhance psychological well-being for workers. One such way was to identify psychological ingredients that contribute to psychological well-being. Such attempts remained very limited in Thailand, however. This research study hence aimed to establish relationships among psychological well-being,

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Applications of the Arduino Electronics in the Kinematics

Due to high precision, quick response and low price, Arduino electronics, including motherboards and sensors, have potential to be the main parts of physical experiments. Especially, the experimental data can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets through the Bluetooth communication that greatly enhances the portability of the experimental equipment. There are many commercially available

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The Study of Grade 10 Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Chemical Reactions and Biomolecules

The purpose of research was to study grade 10 students’ conceptual understanding of chemical reactions and biomolecules. The target group there was 33 grade 10 students classroom 14 in Phadungnaree school of Thailand in the 1st semester of 2016 academic year. The instrument was used in this study was conceptual understanding measurement. Then, the students’

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Toward the Next Generation of Educational Technologies: A Survey of Internet of Things (IoT) in Education

Internet of things (IoT) means that physical objects (e.g., device) will be connected to the Internet and be able to interact themselves to other objects. The Internet of things has competitive advantages such as content delivery, automation processing, location independence, security assurance and time reduction, thus IoT applications have received extensive attention from both industry

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A Study on the Constructions of Vocational High School Principals’ Leadership Effectiveness Indicators-Based on Competing Values Framework

The main purposes of this study are to integrate the theories and researches in leadership effectiveness based on competing values framework, and construct the vocational high school principals’ leadership effectiveness indicators; to verify reliability and validity of the indicator questionnaire constructed in this study; and to find out the importance and current situation of vocational

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Technology and Distance Learning in Higher Education: Making Distance-Learning Work for Your Students

The field of distance learning in higher education is experiencing a new paradigm shift in the methods used by instructors and distance learning administrators to interact and communicate with their students online. As millennials and other traditional students continue to grapple with how to balance work, school and other extracurricular activities, many institutions of higher

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Implementing Inquiry-Based Stem Learning in Tenth Grade Students

Inquiry-based STEM learning (iSTEM) is now familiar with science education and active learning for 21st century learners. This study aims to investigate learning achievement in biology in 10th grade students. Eight lesson plans with 12 hrs of iSTEM and achievement test were used for implementation. Inquiry-based STEM learning consisted of engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and

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A Survey of Mathematics Reasoning Ability of Grade 10th Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey the Mathematics reasoning ability of grade 10th students. The participants were 47, grade 10th students in Sarakhampittayakhom a school in Mahasarakham, Thailand, 2nd semester of 2016 that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was Mathematics reasoning ability test that include inductive and deductive reasoning ability, multiple choice,

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Making Human Network Visible through Costume Making and Scaffolding: A Fieldwork Study of Cosplay Culture

This paper analyzes the relationship between agencies and artifacts represented in ethnographic case studies of ten female informants aged 20-25 participating in the cosplay community. Cosplay is a female-dominated niche subculture of extreme fans and mavens, who are devoted to dressing up as characters from manga, games, and anime. “Cosplayers” are highly conscious of quality

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Learning and Teaching Through Social Fabrication: From an Ethnographic Study in “Fablab Kamakura”

This paper analyzes the relationship between participation and learning represented in ethnographic case studies of ten informants aged 23-59 participating in a common-based peer production site, the FabLab Kamakura community. Digital-based personal fabrication is a new wave culture of mavens, who are devoted to alternatives to mass production, and are on a mission “to make

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The Spatial Narration of Drawing Media and Its Transition of Cultural Representation

Drawing and representational media are means for artists, designers and architects to convey ideas or narratives happened in places. In the architectural field, architects utilise drawing media to represent physical architectural spaces or to demonstrate their viewpoints on spatial configuration. Since the invention of perspective in Renaissance, architectural spaces presented through perspectival drawings could have

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A Study on the Core Concepts of Environmental Aesthetics Curriculum

1.Background/ Objectives and Goals Environmental aesthetics is one of the newly emerging aesthetics concepts of the 20th century; it originated as a reaction to Kant’s “disinterested” aesthetics judgment as well as classical arts, pursuing instead the study of the aesthetic appreciation of natural and human environments. In a broad sense, by exploring the meaning of environmental

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Assessment of the Results in Teaching of Control Systems Course in the Perspective of Gender

This paper discusses the assessment of the results in teaching the course of Control Systems in department of Electrical Engineering United Arab Emirates University (UAE-U). In this university, there are segregation in the delivering teaching in the class between female and male students. It means that for one course the instructor needs to open two

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Bilingual Language Production: Shared or Separate Processing?

Language production processes have recently been of interest to many psycholinguistic researchers. While human beings are able to acquire multiple languages at the same time, this has pointed to the fact that different mental cognitive processes may be involved in multilingual language production. An existing debate in bilingual research is the question whether the mental

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What is Interpretation and How Can I Perform it? A Case Study of Assessing Interpreter Training in Japan

Interpretation is a communication approach for facilitating personal meaning making and developing connections with things, places, people, and concepts and typically occurs in recreational or informal learning settings, such as heritage sites, museums, zoos, and protected areas. Interpretation helps audience to better understand and appreciate the object being interpreted, which can increase appropriate resource management

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The Diversity of Indigenous Wisdom on Grief: Exploring Social Work Approaches to Bereavement

The aim of our study was twofold: 1) to describe the diversity of indigenous wisdom on grief and maintaining relationships with the deceased by exploring Buddhists in Japan, Muslims in Malaysia and Christians in Sweden; and 2) to discuss social work approaches for bereaved families based on their indigenous wisdom. Background: The International Federation of

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Facing the Challenge of Being a Woman Officer in the Belgian Army: Personality Profile and Coping Strategies

Forty years ago, the first women soldiers joined the Belgian army. Since then, much progress has been made in the feminization of the staffs, particularly through various laws and policies implemented on this purpose. However, female staff is still a largely under-represented group in the Belgian army. This could be mainly explained by the fact

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Motivations to Visit a Museum – Why Do You Visit While Others Don’t Go?

Museums are critical for resource conservation, while they can provide a recreational setting and enhance visitor’s leisure experience. Museums also play an important role in the hospitality and tourism industry, as they attract domestic and international travelers. Museums serve as social, cultural, and economic enrichment. The purpose of the research included understanding the motivations to

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Quantitative Assessment of River Environment by Focusing on Benthic Biota

It is well known that the benthic biota in the river ecosystem changes drastically between the mountain and urban streams. However, there are few studies demonstrating the changes in biota by using quantitative techniques. In this study, field research on benthic species (mainly aquatic insects) was carried out at 6 different sites (St. 1-3: mountain

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Hardwood Propagation of Lantana Camara L. for Green Environment

Lantana is popular for its growth and flowering throughout the heat of summer and while it is a tender woody perennial, is most commonly used as an herbaceous annual. Flower colors vary, ranging from yellow to deep red and purple, and foliage with green or variegated leaf margins. Growth habits for different lantana cultivars vary

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Waste Management Cost Impacts on Project Finance: A Case Study of Solar Photovoltaic Rooftops in Thailand

Recently, the Royal Government of Thailand has announced promotional policies for solar photovoltaic (PV) roof mounts. The feed-in tariff policy of three project scales (residential

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Light, the Physical Factor Affecting the Social Security of Public Space in Historical Texture

Yazd city is the first adobe and the second historical city in the world. Placement of valuable historical texture of this city in a circle of worn out context has caused the Gradual burial of social, economic,skeletal and functional life especially in the public spaces of historical core of town. In addition, the expansion of

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Using Asset Management to Unlock Sustainability Potential

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) ensures the nation’s nuclear security. Comprised of eight science and manufacturing campuses covering 36 million square feet of facilities, NNSA is the heart of the US nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation missions. Its unique capabilities, from supercomputing to laser science, and workforce of upwards of

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Teaching Generation Z at the University of Hawai’i

New generations of students are not the same as prior generations and they respond differently to instruction. The University of Hawai‘i must change its ways of teaching to align to the values and learning styles of these new learners, specifically Generation Z (Gen Zers). Teaching methods, course content, and objectives must be relevant and engaging

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Junior College EFL Students Respond Better to a Formative Assessment Project Than a Paper Midterm

Replacing paper midterms with a challenging, assessment project is in line with Robinson and Ross’ ideas on measurement: “traditional skills-focused tests of EAP ability relate only weakly to learners’ ability to act on such skills in authentic task conditions (1996).” The Be Our Guest Midterm Assessment Project aimed to confirm that classroom-based, formative assessment leads to

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Using Social Network Analysis As a Tool for Improving Teaching Effectiveness

Social network analysis (SNA) is an excellent observational tool for understanding community formation in the classroom. Students engaged in the classroom community might be more likely to persist in a major or discipline. Classroom community structure, therefore, could be an indication of effective teaching practices that help retain students. However, SNA is largely untested as

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Effecting Positive Change in English Language Learning with Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional framework developed from education and neuroscience research. Based on the knowledge that there is no such thing as an ‘average’ learner, the central claim of UDL is that the diverse learning needs of students are best addressed through curricula and lessons that provide multiple means of Representation,

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Instructor Experience Affects Perception of Student Technology Use as a Sign of Engagement

Devices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops have become commonplace in the classroom. Students can use these devices to disengage and distract others or to take notes and collaborate with others. Recognizing the difference is now a critical skill for university instructors. Assessing student engagement and responding to disengaged students are learned skills that

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LePo: An Open-Source Learning Management System with Text Annotation and Content Curation Functions

Web-based Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are widely used in educational institutions mainly because no management cost for native client application and low development cost to adapt the system to multiple client platforms. And the progress in web-related technology makes it possible for web system to implement the functions which were possible only by native application.

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Developing Spoken Corpora of Non-Native English Teachers to Assist in English Classroom Interactions

This study reports the classroom speech traits of non-native English language instructors (NNIs) observed from the bilingual spoken corpora compiled by the authors from four elementary school and two middle school English lessons in Japan. We will analyze our corpus structure using the four modes to specify the NNIs’ L2 classroom discourse introduced by Walsh

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From” Morning Sun” to” Though I Was Dead”: The Image of Song Binbin in the “August Fifth Incident”

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. On August 5, 1966, Bian Zhongyun, the deputy principal at the girls High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, was beaten to death by the students struggling against her. She was the first teacher killed in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution and

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Origin, Transformation and Era Significance of the Traditional Photography Studio of Taiwan: A Documentary Study of the John Photography Studio

The first landscape photograph of Taiwan might be taken by Saint-Julien Edwards in 1865. In the early 1870s, Rev. Dr. George Leslie Mackay and missionaries used the technology of photography to capture many photos of Taiwan. After the Sino-Japanese war in 1895, Japan took control of Taiwan due to the Treaty of Shimonoseki, so Japanese

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Teenagers’ Media Use Pattern: Focusing the Usefulness and Consumption of News

The study emphasize changed behavior pattern of media on teenagers after arrival of smart media era. Focusing more on the issue that was not dealt heavily in the preceding research, teenagers. Especially, this study examined teenager’s news consumption pattern. The survey showed that social media like Facebook is the most used media among teenagers,

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The Impact of Farmers’ Resistance to Trade Liberalization: A Comparative Study on Political Process Around FTAs in Korea and Japan

This study asks why South Korea could step toward rapid trade liberalization faster than Japan despite farmers’ strong resistance. Though both South Korea and Japan had closed their doors to import agricultural products to protect their farmers, South Korea has liberalized its trade by forming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) networks with the United States, the

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Determinants of Foreign Subsidiary Exploring Location-Specific Advantages: Capability Transfer and Experience Accumulation

Concerning the increase of foreign investment activities and changes of global environment, performance of foreign subsidiaries has been a crucial issue. According to the classification of FDI motivation, we identify four types of location-specific advantages such as market advantage, resource advantage, efficiency advantage, and strategic asset advantage. Each advantage is complement with different ownership advantage

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Power-Dependence of British Central-Local Government Relations and Interdependence of International Relations in the EU

Power-dependence theory of intergovernmental relations (Rhodes) and interdependence of international relations (Keohane and Nye) are known as approaches for analysis of domestic and international politics, respectively. Both theories deal with political dependence and conflict in different fields, that is, the domestic political situation with the same law, and multiple states with different laws and different

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The Development and Evaluation of a Dual Play Online Virtual Reality Game that Incorporates Collaborative Problem-Solving Mechanism for Physics Education

Compared to the traditional lectures and practice in science education, educational games that integrate simulation and manipulation with game-based learning theories may enhance learners’ understanding of abstract scientific concepts and their learning motivation. Collaborative problem-solving, CPS, is one teaching strategy that has been emphasized by many learner-centered instructions. The scientific educational games that incorporate CPS

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The Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process for the Evaluation of Imaginative Teaching Strategies

As the advocacy for and importance of imagination is increasingly emphasized around the world, a mass fervor for imaginative education has sprung up in Taiwan. In the domain of arts and design education, imagination means the source of creative designs; a variety of teaching plans that arouse and promote imagination are required to enhance students’

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A Reader of Gesture-Based Accessibility User Interface Design for Visually Impaired Children

A mobile application, called READ, is developed in this paper to provide visually impaired children more friendly way of reading. This system includes an accessible mobile app and a book library in the cloud. In Taiwan, there is a special kind of books designed for children, which contains both braille and print characters on the

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Development of an Introductory Programming Education System by Automatic Generation of Lecture Slides

It has become increasingly easy to learn programming because online learning for programming has spread globally. These e-learning systems execute and evaluate programs that students create as programming exercises. However, such systems have not been able to evaluate programs while they are being coded. This paper describes a system that was developed to evaluate students’ programs as they

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Republican Freedom Against Pluralism

Phillip Pettit has drawn on a republican tradition in order to articulate a conception of the state as primarily oriented towards pursuing freedom, understood as non-domination. In his framework, domination constitutes a harm that the state ought to alleviate. He explicitly treats this ideal as a political one, but in this paper I assert that

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Development of Cheap Flow Meter

In this study, we plan and develop a cheap and accurate flow meter and the boat to mount it. The purpose of this study is to reduce the cost of flow rate measurement in rivers. In the development of the flow meter, we are planning to develop a magnetic flow meter. The principle of the

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Vegetables and Fruits Intake as a Dominant Factor of Hypertension

Hypertension is a global public health problem and cardiovascular risk factor. The purpose of this study was to find dominant factor of hypertension in officer population. This research was a cross sectional study with 132 respondents. Data were collected from April to May 2016. Data of blood pressure were collected with sfigmomanometer and stetoskop. Data

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The Design of a Small Footprint Versa Writer Control Chip

In this paper, we present the design of a versa writer control chip. We have to reduce the chip area as far as possible for our CMOS custom VLSI chip. The versa writer consists of our control chip, 24 RGB LEDs, a clock generator, battery and an I2C serial EEPROM. We use a hardware description

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Finding the Root Substance: Religious Classification of Liu Zhi

During the Qing dynasty in China, starting particularly in the 17th century, Hui Muslim scholars began to develop a distinctive Chinese reinterpretation of Islam based on the preceding Neo-Confucian tradition. In the early 18th century, the work of several such scholars was collected in the Han Kitab, a volume compiled by and primarily authored by

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Factors Related to Estimated Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2Max) Among Faculty of Health Sciences Students in Universitas Indonesia 2016

Estimated VO2Max value, which is the maximum oxygen capacity a body can use in a minute, is regarded as the best indicator to measure one’s level of cardiorespiratory fitness. The objective of this thesis is to get information about the mean value of estimated VO2Max among Faculty of Health Sciences (Rumpun Ilmu Kesehatan) Students and

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The Differences of Sugar-sweetened Beverages Consumption Averages according to Some Factors among Students of SMAN 48 East Jakarta 2016

Sugar-sweetened beverages are certain types of calorie drinks which are ready to drink when it purchased. This research aims to get information about the differences of averages sugar-sweetened beverages consumption among students of SMAN 48 East Jakarta according to sex, mass media exposure, accessibility, availability, family influence, peer influence, nutritional knowledge, attitude, physical activity, the

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The Design of an Ecosystem-Education Board Game Integrating Role-Play and Peer-Learning Mechanism and Its Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness and Flow

The teaching activities in ecosystem-education are now more interactive in addition to the traditional classroom lectures, films, or field trips. In particular, game-based learning helps learners’ motivation and the opportunities for peer learning. Board games that do not need electricity and focus on players’ interactions are now widely used in many teaching practices. Based on

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High Scope Project Evaluationthe Impact of Congruency Between Preferred and Actual Learning Environments on Tenth Graders’ Science Literacy

This study explored how the congruency between preferred and actual learning environment (PLE & ALE) impacted on students’ scientific literacy in the innovative Sci-Tech Mind and Humane Heart (STMHH) curricula as part of the High Scope Project sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan. A pre-/post-treatment experiment was conducted with 34 tenth graders. We

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The Relationships between Learning Experiences, Psychological Capital, and Student Engagement in Taiwan College Freshmen

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between learning experiences, psychological capital, and student engagement. This study adopts the database management system about learning process and performance. Participants of effective sample were 996 college students from college in Taiwan. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and multiple regression. And

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Modeling Sustainable Futures: Cultural Shift Strategies

Recognition of the detrimental effects of rapid industrialization have resulted in the development of policies that are designed to promote and ensure greener futures for all. In this paper we will look at New York City and the policies passed by two mayors since 2007. These policies that push sustainability in New York City are

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Quality Management and the Reduction of Unproductive Times in Agro-Industrial Processes: Bonduelle Portugal

Because of not adding value to the final product, the unproductive times are the subject of this study, in order to proceed, when possible, to its elimination, or the reduction of its duration. The studies to be developed during this work has as main objective, the creation and implementation of a procedure to reduce the variability,

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Low Cost Taxis an Environmentally Friendly Low Cost Transport. A Study Made at the City of Lisbon, Portugal

This project, nesting in the entrepreneurism area, aims to develop an innovative road transport network for passengers (TAXI) at the city of Lisbon, Portugal, combining energy efficiency with the reductions of costs associated with the operation of the network. This research highlights the importance of entrepreneurism and the role of the entrepreneur in the Portuguese economic

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FDI Motivations and Their Impacts in Former Soviet Republics

The growth of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) activities through Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in developed and developing countries have largely attracted the attention of policy makers because of the expected positive impacts they may have on receiving countries. But the relationship between FDI and domestic investment is a controversial issue in the economic literature. This paper

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Effective and Ineffective Coping Strategies: Psychometric Properties of a Reduced Version of Brief-Cope for Heart Patients

Negative emotions (like anxiety or depression) have been linked to the onset and development of coronary heart diseases (CHD). Recent research has also shown that the way to deal with these diseases is also a powerful predictor of their prognosis. Moreover, many studies have found that the way in which people face situations is one

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How Does the Government Construct the Pedagogical Relationship between Teachers and Children in Saudi Preschool Education?

Pedagogy is understood as being embedded in the relationship between teaching and learning. How the teaching-learning relationship is understood, recognized and developed is important, especially in the case of cross-cultural educational reforms (Nyland & Alfayez 2012). Reforms to the Saudi Early Years curriculum are based on the American High/Scope Model and the idea of Developmentally

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Modular Learning Design

Current technology integration process in education substitutes tools in the classroom and changed the way pupils reflections about learning, however woefully lacks the aspects which technology can be useful in the whole learning progression, especially, analyze, deciding, applying, collaborative working, peer learning; shortly, when learning is happening. This presentation proposes a new paradigm for schools

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The Night of Science: Optics and Photonics for All

Today, optics and photonics are widely regarded as among the key technologies for this century. Many experts even anticipate that the 21st century will be the century of the photon – much as the 20th century was the century of the electron. Optics and photonics technologies have impact on nearly all areas of our life

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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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Augmented Reality Applied to the Teaching of the Descriptive Geometry

Augmented reality allows students to visualize tridimensional shapes by turning and handing them in the palm of their hand. Taking objects “away” from the computer improves the students’ perception of the three projection planes. A pedagogical application was designed with this new representation tool. Tridimensional models were made using the Google Sketchup open license software

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The Utilization of Water Footprint Education to Build-up the Level of Environmental Awareness

Due to the water scarcity situation worldwide, there are many campaigns introduced to raise the awareness of people for the purpose of saving water. According to the manufacturing businesses, one of the initiatives is the water footprint focusing on the calculation of the amount of freshwater used to manufacture a product. For Thailand, the income

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Corporate Social Responsibility Politics in Small and Medium-Sized Companies from Poland

It would be seemed that Corporate Social Responsibility is the domain of large companies, which due to their adopted policy and financial means, are able to perform actions according to the scope of CSR. However, as with the principles of the Sustainable Development concept, companies from the SME sector are able, to some extent, carry

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Effect of Non-Uniform Inlet Flow Rate on the Preheating Process of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Unit

This study simulates the preheating process of a solid oxide fuel cell unit with the cross-flow configuration, and investigates the effect of the non-uniform inlet flow pattern and the non-uniform deviation on the maximum temperature gradient and preheating time. The numerical method is accuracy and reliable through the comparison with the analytical solution of previous

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The Relationship between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among Aged Dementia Patients

Aim: To understand the Relationship Between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among aged Dementia Patients. Methods: The study use the Aged Care Service Demand Questionnaire to obtain the subjects’ information on activities of daily living, physical health, mental health, and social resources and economic conditions et al.. The current research use Chi-square