Category: Virtual Presentation

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Factors Affecting Human Capital Efforts in Developing Economies: A Case Study on Cuba

Cuba faces considerable domestic and global challenges as they strive to compete in the global marketplace and increase their population’s quality of life. Cuba has invested in human capital development activities (i.e. universal access to education and guaranteed healthcare, food rations and housing) which are unique to the region. While these efforts have made an impact, research

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Learners’ Perspective of the Critical Benefits of Digitalisation of Teaching and Learning in Nigeria Higher Education

In recent years, the Nigeria youths have embraced online interactions through social media, though for social interactions with least applications to teaching and learning. Some examination bodies in Nigeria have adopted digitalisation of examinations to select suitable enrolments to the university, but none of the higher institutions have commenced digitalisation of teaching and learning whereby

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How Do Executives’ Values Influence Corporate Responsibility Adoption

Strategic Leadership theory posits that senior executives are responsible for shaping their organizations’ strategic direction. Values are central in guiding behaviour. Executives’ value systems, acting as their perceptual filter, impact executives’ information scanning, diagnostic and decision-making processes. Hence executives’ value systems play an important role in influencing organisational approaches to corporate responsibility (CR) adoption. While

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Case Study of Administrative Planning in Japan: Initiation Stage of Citizen Participation and Information Sharing in Child-Rearing Support Plan

In Tokyo, encouraging the acceptance of childcare centers is an urgent issue as many children still need a nursery. The Japanese government has implemented an institutional reform, and local governments have formulated a new child-rearing support plan along with the reform.However, the reform is focused on extending the duration of child care at nurseries and

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Information Sharing and Administrative Planning: From Japan’s Local Government Ordinances

There is presently no provision for administrative plans under the Administrative Procedure Law of Japan. In administrative planning, utilizing the amendment of the Administrative Procedure Act and the stipulation of the procedure for public comment in 2005 enables control over the level of discretion involved in the planning process to a certain extent.Further, the establishment

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A Study on Education in Japanese Legal Expression: Through a Survey of Japanese University Students

The text on Japanese law is known for being difficult for Japanese people. The law is a part of the liberal arts curriculum at high school and university. The courses are focused on understanding the content of the law; however, the difficulty also lies in law-specific Japanese expression.This research aims to clarify whether the degree

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Cosmetic & Disruptive Technologies Management in Education

The user experience is well developed in the business world but less so in the world of Education. Hours of testing and development are spent on refining the best process by large companies like SAP and IBM to provide customers with the best experience that inspires confidence and develops the company brand. These processes are

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Improving Online Readiness in Higher Education: A Case Study

eLearning is becoming the sine qua non of higher education due to its increasing popularity and numerous Learning Experience (Lx), sociological and ecological benefits. eLearning can increase self-directed, active, social and personalized learning opportunities and reduce physical limitations, which can lead to higher student enrollment and more diverse, accessible, sustainable and scalable educational opportunities. University

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Culture and Identity in Public Green Spaces: The Story of Suropati and Menteng Park in Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Changing the role of parks and green spaces to fit into the sustainable city framework are now an ongoing agenda for city planners worldwide. One popular concept is how green spaces promote urban liveability and sociability among city dwellers. While parks provide environmental benefits, parks are also public spaces that come with historical heritage, culture

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Decolonizing the Contemporary African University: Towards an Inevitable Alternative

Studies show that many universities in developing countries imitate the Western university model (Chan, Li, & Yang, 2017). In the same line of thought, other researchers contend that African universities are also appendages of the Western University model (Mamdani, 2008). This essay proposes the decolonization of the temporary African University. The paper first depicts that

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Where were you Mutti? Reflections on the Success of Decreasing Gender Bias in Education History Texts for Senior Secondary Schools in New South Wales

One of the transformations of modern history has been the institutional recognition of female agency to historical processes. Given that schools are natural connectors between society on matters of culture and social democracy, this suggests that a study of senior history texts presents an opportunity to critique the progress of educational reform in female inclusion, with the school as mediator

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Extraversion and Introversion in Young Adult ESL Learners

Why do some ESL intermediate classes seem so energized while others seem so much more subdued? And why do even some of the most proficient students in our classes simply not perform to our expectations when asked an open-ended question? This short presentation will delve into the psychological dichotomy of extraversion (E) and introversion (I)

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Overview of Edtech Research Practices and Decision-Making in Higher Education

This session will review the results of a year-long research project looking at the role of efficacy research in educational technology decision making in higher education. This study consisted of 47 interviews with 54 EdTech decision makers across six different types of institutions. The study found that institutions frequently pilot solutions to determine if they

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A Three-Level Problem Corpus for Introductory Computer Programming Courses

Solving problems is a very important exercising activity for students in an introductory computer programming course. The paper introduces the construction of a three-level problem corpus for training the students’ programming skills.The first level consists of the C programming language syntax problems, including data types, control flow, functions, pointers and arrays, structures, etc. For each

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Bernstein’s Pedagogic Device As Deconstruction of Teaching Practices

The aim of this study is to discuss Bernstein’s Pedagogic Device Theory as the grounding for deconstruction of teaching practices in higher education. This paper describes a teaching of teachers experience focused on building pedagogical knowledge through deconstruction of classroom practices in order to unveil the rules and implied discourses within the teacher’s mindset. It

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21st Century Learning: Developing Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in the English Language Classroom

Rightfully, a crucial 21st century skill, ‘critical thinking’ has become the buzzword in foreign language education worldwide. Whilst many approaches can be adopted to encourage language learners to become ‘critical thinkers’, this presentation will describe a discussion-based approach that helps students develop critical thinking skills. While emphasizing the importance of being able to articulate their

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History of Conflict Between Interest and Law

What happened on May 1998 has attracted many attention since there was a conflict among any interest which could not be solved by the law in charge. Thus, jurisprudence of interest tried to see advantaged which could be gained from interests looking because all existence interest needed certain law to protect them. Furthermore, law functioned

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McDonaldization Advertising in the Context of Electronic Colonialism Theory

Food is an important element in defining culture and can be seen to be the oldest global carrier of culture. According to William Gould’s book McDonald’s: Business in Action, ‘before the introduction of McDonald’s overseas, fast food was almost unknown. McDonald’s was the first company to try to export America’s love of fast food and

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The Power of Facebook Over the State-Controlled Journalism: Recapture the Position of Vietnamese Journalism

Within the frame of press classification theories developed from Siebert et al. in 1963 to Cain in 2014, this paper is important since it helps to navigate the current position of Vietnamese journalism in its transition from the Soviet Communist to the soft authoritarian style. The paper recognizes the challenges of the Facebook emerged public

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China Daily’s Western Type Framing of the Egyptian Arab Spring

Existing research has mainly focused on the role of the media in the uprisings against the regimes of the countries that were affected by the Arab Spring. However, we do not have a lot of information about the way of coverage that was conducted by well-known media organizations, especially for the online English news of

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The Importance of Practicing Social Media in Journalism

In the early years of social networking, users sent personal messages to one another, or a small group of family and friends based on the concept of ‘six degrees of separation’ of connecting with friends, family and people you knew. This one-to-one communication method was a chief reason why social media was considered different from

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Cultural Export of Japan: A Case Study of Japanese Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics

Men’s rhythmic gymnastics has been developed uniquely in Japan since the late 1940s. It gains a certain amount of domestic reputation to be adopted as the main motif of the dance performance at the Olympics handover ceremony in Rio 2016, though it is neither recognised as Olympic sport nor competed in the world championships. At

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In Search of Justice Narratives in Music Performances

Since the Indonesian independence era, the topic of justice has become the concerns of gamelan composers believing that music posseses power to deliver ideals that are deeply conceived by audiences. Through gamelan performances, they can criticize the misconduct of rulers, disagree with the management of natural resources, condemn the behavior of bureaucrats, and promote government’s

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Manufacturing Politicians: Angela Merkel’s Image in the Spanish Press During the German Federal Elections

Spanish public opinion shows, according to sociological surveys, a disaffection towards the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. From the influence of the media on current prevailing opinion in society, this article analyzes the opinion pieces published in the Spanish reference press: El País, El Mundo and La Vanguardia. The period surrounding the last three federal

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Writing of the History: Ernesto Rogers Between Estrangement and Familiarity of Architectural History

Ernesto Rogers was the key figure of the post-war Italian architecture. Architect, educator, writer, editor, he was a man of a great erudition and talent. As with many intellectuals of the post – Second World War Italy, he theorized history and used somewhat eclectically sources to promote his idea of continuity as a temporal model

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Self-Reflection on Buddhist Dhamma Teachings Through Acrylic Paintings and Video Art: Experiential Approach of Understanding

This research aims to study the experiential method of learning and understanding of buddhist teachings on Truth or Dhamma through self-reflection of the artist creating acrylic paintings and video art. The qualitative research methodology was used in data collecting and analysis. The result of the research has shown that the experiential approach of artistic works

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De-Westernising Travel Journalism: Consumerism Meets Postcolonialism

Scholars have long viewed travel writing and travel journalism from a postcolonial perspective, based on the history of ‘the West visiting the rest’. Today, however, travel and tourism is multi-directional, with increasing leisure travel among the rising powers of Asia. To counter this western-dominated perspective, this paper uses a grounded-theory approach to assess how travel

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Silesia and Oikology: What Knowledge of Home Does Silesia Offer?

The author addresses the problem of the philosophy of the Silesian home. Silesia is a borderland in Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany, whose cultural and political history was influenced by various traditions. The Silesian narrative of home, the unique Silesian oikology, brings us closer

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Women as Reflected in Egyptian TV Commercials

In the Arab countries, many studies have tackled the image of women in different media platforms, like in drama, movies, literature, and in theatre; however, very few studies have focused on the image of women in advertisements whether in electronic or in print media. In Egypt, representation of women in TV commercials has received little

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The Representation of History in “The Chronicles of Yerevan Days”

The film “The Chronicle of Yerevan Days” is unique in the way it uses city ambience as a narrative technique. Set in the capital of Soviet Armenia, Yerevan, it features a peculiar spatial narrative through location shooting and portrayal of historical buildings. As a result, history materializes and overbears humans. In this paper, I draw

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From Greatcoats to Gym Tunics: Reading History through Images of Women Playing Netball

Visual representations of women playing sport have always struggled to gain a consistent foothold in the visual history of sport. The most significant period of visual scarcity was in the pre-television era when few had the funds or the ability to record and distribute moving images. Cinema newsreels and locally produced films which showcase women

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Reading RPF as Digital Fiction: New Perspectives for Interpretation

Real person fiction is a type of fanfiction utilizing real (living) people as characters. It tends to flourish within subcultural fan communities, and has been little studied by academics. Almost all fanfic is now produced for and on digital platforms, I argue that in order to understand it, we need to incorprorate some established tools

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Race and the Quest for Identity in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people but stories can also repair that broken dignity.(Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) In most of her works, Chimamanda Adichie, the Nigerian author sheds light on the

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City of a Nation and a Nation of Cities: Jawaharlal Nehru and the Civic Consciousness of Anti-Colonial Nationalism in India

Most historical writings on India have often put the village as the backdrop of the study of Indian society. This has come from certain intellectual perception of India as often been consisting of “village republics” or agrarian society widely prevalent in Colonial India. This sidelines the history of cities and how they were crucial in

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Stories About Hope’: Exploration of Survival, Refugee Identity and Possibilities for Belonging Through Art

In the settings of the World refugee crisis, we get to hear only one story – a story of trauma, victimhood and vulnerability. The visual representation of refugees has become a spectacle of suffering. But what possibilities would open, if we dared to imagine a survivor instead of a victim? Drawing on Wendy Brown, Judith

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Ecofeminist Ethics for Sustainable Urban Public Space

Throughout history, the public urban space has been the reflection of a city’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being. In the broader discussion of urban environmental sustainability, however, there has been a pronounced dualism and an implicit hierarchy of value when looking at the city-ecology paradigm. This corresponds to political-social, human-nature and subject-object divides within

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If the Amazon Turkers Are Representative of the “New” Economy, What Does it Mean for Mental Health Services?

Objectives: The structure of formal economies has changed significantly in the past decade, making millions of people partly or wholly dependent on the “gig economy.” This study illustrates the different personality and psychological profile of this growing population group, and how it relates to a need for different mental health services. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional

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Theoretical Underpins of Lean Construction for Environmental Sustainability in the Built Environment of Developing Economies

One of the key global concerns for sustainability is to achieve environmental sustainability. According to earlier studies achieving environmental sustainability is attainable mainly through sustainable activities in the built environment, particularly in developing economies where not much has been achieved. Thus, this study robustly reviews the theoretical discourse that underpins Lean Construction. The potentials Lean

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Economic Performance of Portuguese Regional Health Administrations Following the European External Bailout: Trends After Austerity

This work aims discussing the economic performance of Portuguese regional health administrations after leaving the bailout program (May 2014) established by the European Union, EU and International Monetary Fund, IMF in 2011. Three economic variables (incomes, expenses and matured debt) are analysed during twenty five months based on analysis of variance ANOVA and multivariate hierarchic

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What are Eco-Innovations?

Due to the challenges associated with measuring eco-innovations from patent information and surveys, the literature-based innovation output (LBIO) indicator, built from a data base of new product announcements in technical and trade journals, has emerged as a feasible alternative. Eco-innovation is a fuzzy concept because it is often synonymously used with green, sustainable and environmental

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The Libyan-Italian Partnership: Attempts of Innovation in Solving the Migration Crisis

Italy and Libya hold a close relationship, and the migrations flows across the Mediterranean only deepens it. In August 2008 both countries signed a Treaty on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation. Among other things, it called for deeper cooperation to fight illegal immigration. However, the scenario of potential cooperation changed quite significantly in 2011, in the

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Bureaucracy of Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics in Japan and Interdependence of International Relations in the UK, U.S. and EU

This paper investigates power-dependence of central-local government relations and interdependence of international relations. The power-dependence means political dependence in the political networks between central government, bureaucracy, local government and interest groups in common regime state. On the other hand, the interdependence means comprehensive relationship, from which zero-sum game is not necessarily derived, between various states

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Towards Sustainable Buildings Production Through the Lens of Lean Construction Perspectives

The study proposes the application of the principles of lean construction to the processes that would lead to the production sustainable buildings. This is aimed at promoting sustainability in the built environment, because buildings form the greater per cent of the built environment. Sustainable buildings are the products of sustainable processes of design and construction,

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The Journey on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Preservation for Improving Community’s Welfare: The Ideas from Pesanggaran Power Generation, Bali, Indonesia

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are now becoming the highest priority for Pesanggaran Power Generation, Bali ā€“ Indonesia. Considering the energy demand has increased exponentially along with environmental degradation, neither local nor global impact, Pesanggaran Power Generation endeavor certain efforts on minimize waste throughout electricity main process, supporting process, and domestic activity. This paper mainly

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Socio-Energy-Environmental Management in West Bali: A Case Study of Gilimanuk Gas-Turbine Power Plant, Indonesia

This paper mainly presents about Environmental Management, taking into account energy and societal aspects, of Gilimanuk Gas-Turbine Power Plant (GTPP), West Bali ā€“ Indonesia. Currently Gilimanuk GTPP is a stand-by unit for electricity back-up in Java ā€“ Madura ā€“ Bali (JaMaLi) interconnection grid system. For the last couple years, Gilimanuk GTPP is not fully operational,

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Aggregate Production and Gases Emissions in Rich Countries: Are the G7 Contributing to Environmental Air Damage?

Due to the importance of the G7 (Group of Seven) countries, and taking into account the current need for nations adhering to environmental standards, a relevant issue to investigate is if increasing levels of Gross Domestic Production (GDP) are related to increasing levels of environmental damage. This paper aims to analyze this production growth-environmental damage

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Reification of Social Privilege in International Volunteerism

International service learning programs are highly regarded in U.S. undergraduate education as an effective tool for enhancing and promoting intercultural dialogue. However, such a claim is questionable because the effects of social privilege on the volunteers and their actions while abroad are seldom analyzed critically. This study examines undergraduate volunteers’ understanding of their social privilege

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A Critical Review of Three Current Cantonese Textbooks Published for Teaching Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers in Hong Kong

Despite the growing importance of Mandarin, Cantonese has not died out in Mainland China. There are at least over 66 million Cantonese speakers in the world, and Cantonese is classified as a language in need of preservation. The dialect is still the primary language used in Hong Kong, and spoken in the Chinese communities in

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Depth of Teachers’ Subject Content and Pedagogical Knowledge as Predictors of Secondary School Students’ Academic Achievement in Kwara State, Nigeria

High rate of students’ failure in Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) in Nigeria has become a perennial source of worry to all stakeholders. Less than 40% of candidates had credits and above in English language and Mathematics between 2009 and 2015. Previous research efforts have not yielded conclusive explanations for the problem but not much

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Learning Cat Tools Using E-Learning Tools: A Case Study

The Post-Graduation Program in Translation at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, a private university in Portugal, is in its fifteenth edition. The program has undergone various changes, including from face-to-face to b-learning and e-learning formats. Though initially only Moodle was used, in recent years, different Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) were introduced, the first being WizIQ©. In

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Negotiation Strategies to Support Misbehaving Children: The “Deal” Strategy

Purpose To negotiate behavioural changes with children, while developing an attitude of personal accountability for progressing the kindergarten program. Method The child is asked about their favourite fruit, the name of which is then used as a code for a deal on a behavioural change. The child becomes excited to share what their favourite fruit is, e.g. banana.

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Developing Intercultural Awareness in Primary Teacher Training through International Placements: Some Early Reflections on the Spiral Experiment

The European Commission report “Supporting teacher competence development”, published in July 2013, makes primary school teacher training a key priority for Europe’s educational policy. Co-funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ programme, the SPIRAL project aims to address this priority through a collaborative project undertaken by universities and public bodies across five different European

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Needed Interventions for More Effective Counsellors’ Role Performance in the School System in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria

This study investigated teachers’ opinions about principals needed interventions for more effective counselling services in schools. The purpose of the study was to ascertain teachers’ opinion on what principals should do towards improving counselling services in schools. This study adopted the expo factor descriptive survey research design. The population of this study consisted of all

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The Use of Digital Means in the Teaching and Learning of Multiplatform and 2.0 News Communication

The debate promoted decades ago on the use of the ICT as a key factor for the learning processes in the university teaching, together with the advancements in the journalistic field support this paper approach (Scott, 2002). The main aim is to determine the value of using social media when training journalism students on the

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The Effect of Stimulating Children’s Brains Using Digital Games on Their Information Retention

Children of the “Digital Age” are very attached to smart devices. It is not easy for parents and educators to resist this “smart” wave; therefore, the challenge is to make use of it. The researchers believe that the children are in their optimum time of mental activity when they play games. While playing, they race,

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Writing Learning Outcomes for Courses/Programs and Beyond

Program assessment for accreditation purposes is one of the main topics of discussion among higher education faculty members. Classroom management techniques often focus on day to day needs that help produce lectures and assignments. Well-written learning outcomes at the course level will support strong programs and help teachers/instructors with their daily lesson plans and assignments.

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Course Facilitation Tools – Engaging 21st Century Adult Learners

As we develop online courses for our learners, we nurture them with well-conceived, well-designed, well-presented courses and programs. Course facilitation expectations and approaches are designed to engage 21st century learners in asynchronous activities with their peers and teacher. In this presentation, Tony will share research-based facilitation approaches which are designed to engage 21st century learners

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Content Analysis of English Itineraries About Iran Translated Into Persian, Existing in the Libraries

A travel log has nice and sad stories inside by narrator to show historical facts. So this study investigates English Itineraries about Iran which are translated into Persian and exist in the libraries to help historians and researchers. On the whole 60 translated itineraries from 64 travelers were found since 16 to 20 centuries in

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A Curator(Ial) Collaborative: Curating Contemporary Asian Art in an Australian Context

This presentation begins with an examination of the historical relationship in cultural shifts in Australia, which reflects the re-orientation towards the Asia-Pacific region and the development of Asian contemporary art over the last two decades. This research reflects my cultural and artistic position on the imposition of Australian culture on Asian culture and vice versa.

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An Issue of Suicidal Woman and Feminism in Vietnam: Situations, Solutions, and It’s Effects on Society

Gender inequality is a normal and prevalent fact in Vietnam since the early years of the 20th century. However, when Viet Nam was colonized by the French this southeast Asian country was exposed to Western culture including Feminism. Although most social positions were quite varied, traditional views of woman’s role and functions were equally dismal.

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The Model of Intervening Cultural Space in the Hybrid Design Case Study: The Combination of Japan-Indonesia Craft

The development of craft in Indonesia has a huge economic potential due to the availability and diversity of materials as well as export opportunities. The craft needs design innovation for competing in the global market because the design applied is a pattern of inherited forms of hereditary artisans. Those are bamboo, wood, ceramics, batik and

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Continuing Professional Development of Modern Regulators: Innovation and Discovery in Program Approach

The impacts of not establishing and maintaining a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program can be particularly disruptive for regulatory agencies. These impacts can include: knowledge decay, de-skilling, inconsistent work practices, and ineffective regulatory decisions; all of which affect the ability of agencies to deliver public value. CPD is an important element for modern regulators to

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Mediated Citizenship: Examining the Tokyo Big Three Newspapers Depiction of Citizens during Japan’s Postwar Independence and Commencement as a Democracy

This study analyzed the Tokyo Big Three commercial newspapers (Asahi, Mainichi, and Yomiuri) in the wake of Japan’s postwar independence and emergence as a sovereign democracy. The aim of this study was to examine how the Tokyo Big Three depicted and incorporated Japan’s citizens into democracy with regard to their newly inherited role as the

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NOx Behaviors Upon Conventional and Advanced Combustion Treatments of Woody Biomass

Based on the easy approachability and affordability, bio-energy has always been termed as basic source of energy since the evolution of humankind. Based on the fact, the present study deals with a direct combustion approach towards thermo-chemical characteristics of woody biomass under various combustion media and furnace temperatures through using conventional & advanced combustion technologies.

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Managing Carbondioxide Emissions Through Spatial Planning: An Approach in the Realization of Sustainable Development in Indonesia

In the last decade, emissions of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased significantly. Recorded by the IPCC (2007), the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere in 2007 was higher than scenario A1F1 prediction. The high concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has become a threat to sustainable development in the world, including in Indonesia. Indonesia

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Towards Age-Friendly Built Environment

The population of aged people is increasing dramatically throughout the world and this demographic variation is generating different challenges for societies, families and individuals in many different ways. One of the effective approaches for responding towards demographic ageing is to have more evidences on creating age-friendly communities. Despite of having number of researches on ageing,

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Multidimensional Determinants of Caregiving Burden in Chinese Male Caregivers of Older Family Members in Hong Kong

During recent decades, demographic changes and family structure transformation in Hong Kong have made a growing number of male undertaking care giving roles. However, there is a noted paucity of research on men’s caregiving activities and caregiving burden. The aim of the present study was to examine multidimensional determinants of caregiving burden in Chinese male

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Sustainability Should Be Fun: Designing Board Games to Teach Sustainability

Teaching sustainability to undergrad students, particularly those in design degrees, faces barriers when it comes to relating core concepts such as the triple bottom line (environmental, economic and social issues) or the environmental impacts of technological development with the product’s life cycle in their design process or even their daily lives. It results in difficulties

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Recent Computer Applications in Marketing

Especially in recent years, marketing efforts of businesses have gained more importance along with the intense competition. Creating value to the target market and facilitating the life of consumers have become the primary goals of the firms. There is no doubt that offering simplicity to the consumers will affect the success of businesses in competitive

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Designing the Interior of a Nursing Home for the Elders of Mauritius

The phenomenon of population ageing is occurring in Mauritius, this is due to the progressive ageing of the median age itself. The demographic changes in the social and family structure has altered so drastically in the last decade; the extended family structure has disappeared to be replaced by the nuclear family. Since then there have

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Dealing with Unexpected Experiences: Transformative Learning of Japanese Pre-Service Teachers During the Teaching Practicum

In the current Teaching Licensing program accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, students who plan to become English teachers are required to have two to three weeks of in-service training at junior or senior high schools. This teaching practicum is central to the curriculum and provides extremely rich experiences that lead

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Japan Away from Japan: The Tehran Supplementary Japanese School

How can my multi-racial children maintain and even improve their competency in their heritage languages? This is a common struggle in any multi-racial families as in most cases their daily life outside the home is carried out in one of the languages of theirs. Particularly, in the case of the biracial families of Japanese and

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Web 2.0 Tools in Teacher Training Programs in a Multilingual Setting: Searching, Selecting and Using Information

The aim of this submission is to present the findings of a research conducted in Catalonia,a multilingual region in the north of Spain, aimed to gather data about the use of web 2.0 tools in academic writing among future primary and pre-primary teachers. The research focuses on two main issues:a) the criteria on which their

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Writing the History of Humanimals: Illustrated with the Poetics of Documentaries

Animals play a starring role in human history; their presence is ever so ubiquitous that it would be remiss of – and is impossible for – historians to brush animals completely aside should they write about humans. This study concerns itself with writing the history of human-animal relations, pointing out that the fact of animals

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Customer Orientation Ensure Organization’s Flexible Response to Keep Sustainability

Global competition forced education organizations to rethink about providing better service to their customers. Many firms and public sectors have adopted Business process reengineering (referred BPR) to enhance their competitiveness, but not all of them succeeded. We interviewed four state university administrative departments (two in the United States and two in the U.K.) that had

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Personality Factors Assessing Emotional Intelligence and Creative-Potential as Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Managers in Karachi, Pakistan

Exploring emotional intelligence and creativity have become an absolute in today’s organizations and personality dispositions for its study is a rare endeavor. The present study’s aim was to find out whether emotional intelligence and creative potential are predictors of job satisfaction in managers working at the multinational corporations in Karachi, Pakistan. The purposive sampling technique

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E-Kankor: Opening New Vistas of Higher Education Through an Innovative Intelligent Tutoring System

Passing the entrance examination to a university is a major step in one’s life. Kankor is the nationwide tertiary entrance examination in Afghanistan. Since the score on the Kankor Assessment Test determines the student’s academic future, it is highly recommended to do some test preparation so that the score and consequent placement reflect the student’s

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E-Learning Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Institutions in Rural Settings in South Africa: A Case Study

The use of ICT is changing all aspects of our lives and fueling the economic growth globally. Technology can play an important role in building Africa’s progress in education, training and development. The utilization of modern technologies in education is becoming at the heart of higher education institutions (HEIs) generally and South Africa (SA) in

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Linking Supply on Demand of Indonesia Human Resource in Science and Technology on Perspective Black Swan Phenomenon

This paper discusses how the influence of the phenomenon of black swan in the development of human resource on science and technology (HRST) in Indonesia. The Black Swan phenomenon is highly improbable that is unpredictable and carries a massive impact. In fact, Indonesia was predicted to become a developed country in 2025 with GDP growth

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The Use of Video-Based Instruction in Higher Education: Impact on Knowledge Gain

The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of video-based instruction in a course entitled “Environmental Studies” to impart environmental knowledge among undergraduate students. The pretest-posttest assessment method was employed to obtain the scores before and after showing a video on a selected environmental theme to three different class sizes consisting of 9 (small class

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Ethical Leadership Competencies for Revitalizing Moral Learning in Higher Education

Moral and ethics courses are widely provided in higher education institutions; yet, they are taught by ineffective teaching methods. So, this paper is mainly to explore ideal practices of ethical leaders for revitalizing moral learning in higher education. The research method was based on a qualitative approach. The researcher reviewed books and articles on education

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Stealing from the Poor: A Challenge to Eradicating Poverty in Nepal

Background In 2015, an earthquake in Nepal killed over 9,000 people and destroyed over a million homes pushing millions of already poor further into destitute. Majority of the victims were native Tamang people and almost all of the devastated areas were their ancestral land Tamsaling. Almost two year has passed since the earthquake, the Nepal government

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“Everyone Has a Story to Tell: Learning English Through Narratives”

The present study is about the use of Narratives in the classroom of English especially where English is taught and learned as second language. In India, tradition of narratives is really ancient. Fables used to give moral values amongst children. But their use for learning second language makes it more interesting productive and outcome is

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Asian-Woman Mutedness in the Memoirs of Maxine Hong Kingston and Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

The study analyses how woman muteness is revealed as self-portrait of the Asian-woman in the literary memoirs of Maxine Hong Kingston’s “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of Girlhood among ghosts,” and Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s “Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian- American Memoir of Homelands.” The meta-textualities of Woman-roles and Woman-lingo of Muteness are synthesized as

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Storytelling and Playing with History: The Ludic in French and Chinese Fiction

This paper explores how the device of storytelling can be used in fiction to construct a specifically ludic i.e. playful and gamelike literature. I compare two novels as a case-study: the 20C French writer Georges Perec’s La Vie, mode d’emploi (Life: a User’s Manual) and the 19C Chinese scholar Li Ruzhen’s fantasy novel Flowers in

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Ned Kelly: The Multiple Truths of Australia’s Most Famous Bushranger

In a line-up of all the Australian criminals, who sparked fear in the community and generated business for the law and justice systems in the colonial era, no individual stands taller than Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly of Victoria. Of all the bushrangers it is Kelly, and his Gang, who maintains a prominent place within Australian history

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The Structure of Narrative Design. A Case Study: Interior Design Proposal of Thread of Life Gallery in Bali

When an exhibition is designed with object-oriented approach, merely focuses on conservation, display and object information, visitors often don’t understand the object. The design function as a medium of visual communication is failed. The exhibition design should be user centered and the goals are communicating objects and their context to visitors in order to make

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Roman Histories by Louis Kahn

The architecture of Louis I. Kahn changed radically in the 1950s. Such was the transformation that it is difficult to find its unmistakable tracks in works so different like the miesian Parasol House (1944) or the palladian Fleisher House (1959). All these differences have been widely recognized by leading architectural critics, and some of them

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The “Anti-Hungry, Anti-Civil War” Movement at Yenching University

In May 1947, there was a student protest called “Anti-Hungry, Anti-Civil War” Movement, which played a key role in overthrowing the Kuomintang government, and instigating students to support the Chinese Communist Party(CCP). During the protest, Yenching University, as a Christian University, took full use of its advantages to participate in the protest unexpectedly. Yenching was

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Beyond “Sex and the Family”: Revisionist Historiography in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman

Until the early nineties and due to various reasons, the experiences of (Korean) comfort women were edited out of Korean and Japanese historical narratives, highlighting how power dynamics and different agendas lead to the sanitization and censoring of historical records. In her novel Comfort Woman (1997), Nora Okja Keller positions Akiko, a survivor of Japanese

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Using ICT for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become indispensable tool for both teachers and learners in various fields and discipline. The aspiration of many in this age is therefore aided by Internet facilities to the extent that ICT is gradually pushing aside the traditional library from educational scene. This paper is therefore an attempt to examine

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Friends with Benefits: Causes and Effects of Learners’ Cheating Practices During Examination

One of the major cognitive contents of educational system concerning examinations is the prevailing fraudulent culture–copying other learner’s answers during examination. (Smith,1994) The impact of this issue is consistently appalling and pervasive in this contemporary setting especially in secondary schools. This alarming kind of culture in the academe makes every learner know and do what

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The Use of Contemporary Video Art Techniques to Convey Buddhist Dhamma Teaching

This research aims to explore the use of video art based on contemporary/western performing art and visual art techniques to convey eastern philosophy of Buddhist teaching of Truth or Dhamma. The qualitative methods were used for data collecting and analysis. It is found in this research that contemporary/western video art techniques could facilitate the artist

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Beyt El Hekma’, The House of Wisdom: The Legacy of Arabic Science, Interdisciplinarity and Contemporary Art Practice

The Arab-Islamic Empire historically evidences interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge production and scholarship. This was realised with vast success during a period of intellectual expansion, religious tolerance and philosophical inquiry known as the Golden Age. One of the greatest innovations of this knowledge-based economy was the interdisciplinary approach to knowledge-production, which informs innovative approaches to contemporary

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The 21st Century Skills in Higher Education

To increase the employability of baccalaureate graduates, tertiary education must include what are known as professional or 21st century skills. While academic programs worldwide strive to develop a solid professional skills base in students, these skills are notoriously difficult to teach and assess. In 2014, Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) began a

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Bureaucracy in the Power-Dependence of Domestic Politics and Linkage in Foreign Policy

The domestic politics and foreign policy have relevance. The policy-making actors in domestic politics are bureaucracy, party and parliament. Especially, bureaucracy is the most influential actor in policy-making. This paper will discuss how bureaucracy affects foreign policy. This paper consists of three parts. First, described is how various Ministries coordinate with the policy networks. In

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Case Study: Pre-Service Teachers Characterization and Engagement Levels of Critical Reading

Preservice teachers must be critical readers and thinkers if they are to prepare our future generations for the challenges of the 21st Century. Critical reading and thinking skills are essential to the evolution of a well rounded individual who can interpret information, challenge evidence, and assess diverse arguments. The following case study attempts to examine

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Academic Issues and Solution Proposal in a Plurilingual EFL Class in Japan

The purpose of this study is to propose solutions for issues in class of reading and writing English which South Korean, Chinese, and Japanese students attend, which is a typical plurilingual EFL class composition in Japanese universities. In Japan, a class of reading and writing English is requisite to students from Asian countries as well

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Scenery Changes in Campus Proceeded by Students

University is where students improve their abilities and professors proceed with their research. It is fortunate if their interests coincide with each other’s. However, they are not always the same. In such a case, a seminar in a laboratory might fill the gap between them to a certain extent. In departments such as architecture or

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Teacher Will: A Framework to Transform Classroom Practices! It’s Intentional

The single unit of change in what matters for student learning is an effective teacher. What makes an effective teacher? Teacher and Administrator WILL. How do you design your classroom to ensure attention to “will power?” What are the teaching practices that align with “will power?” It’s intentional. Explore a framework that has been proven