Category: Technology and Society: Technologies, Societies and Communities


Empowering Rural Communities through Small And Medium Enterprises in Samar Island, Philippines

The study sought to determine the level of empowerment of rural communities through Small and Medium Enterprises ( SMEs) in Samar Island, Philippines. It described the rural community profile, to find out whether or not they influenced the emergence and growth of the SMEs in the area. It determined the status and conditions of the


Transcending Borders and Building Bridges: Creating A Technological Infrastructure to Support a Community of Practice across Nine Nations

Progressions in technology provide researchers with increased prospects to locate and conduct research across borders. This paper has two aims; firstly, it details the process of creating a technological infrastructure in supporting a particular community of practice as they engage with and learn from others who are distant in time and location. Secondly, the paper


Trusting for Authentic Friendshps in the Perceptive World of Everybody Lies Online

With the technological advancement of communication, especially the internet, more and more people no longer live life in a set of relatively fixed settings but rather they live through online societies. In online venues, it is easier for individuals to have power to manage their relationships, making it freer and expanding possibilities. As such, an


Poverty Alleviation in the Rural Communities in the Philippines: Rural Livelihood Survey on Selected Barangays in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan

This study surveyed the rural livelihood of selected barangay in Urdaneta City. It sought to answer the questions on the household profile of the family members; type of house structure materials, equipment, farm materials, livestock and vegetable gardens of the respondents; status of the farmland and irrigation system in selected barangays; existing health condition of


Divide & Loop to Classify Similar Data in a Neural Network

In this paper, we develop a structure of a divide & loop neural network that can improve the classification performance in neural network learning with the similar kind of input data. To solve the classification errors by the similar input data at the learning of these neural network, it was used how to find the


Gender Effect on Student Teachers’ Attitudes toward Peer Feedback in a Wiki Learning Environment

The focus of this research is pre-teachers’ attitudes toward peer feedback in a wiki learning environment and its relation to their self-esteem. Results indicate that women find it harder to give and receive feedback. Men agree more with statements that represent high self-esteem. Women agree more with statements which represent lower self-esteem and learning from