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Examining Effects of Two Computer Programming Learning Strategies: Self-Explanation Versus Reading Questions and Answers

The current study explored the differential effects of two learning strategies, self-explanation and reading questions and answers, on learning the computer programming language JavaScript. Students’ test performance and perceptions of effectiveness toward the two strategies were examined. An online interactive tutorial instruction implementing worked-examples and multimedia learning principles was developed for this study. Participants were

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Privatisation, Convergence and Broadcasting Regulations: A Case Study of the Indian Television Industry

In India till 1991 there was only one television channel – Doordarshan, the public service broadcaster. With the opening up of the Indian economy in early 1990s this enabled the entry of private broadcasters in India. The number of television channels has proliferated manifold. By 2005 India had more than 200 digital channels. The number

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Placing Digital Literacy in Audiovisual Translation Studies

Egypt’s second revolution on June 30th 2013 came to reinforce the power of digital technology and the importance of digital literacy. The ability to create, access and understand material online has been crucial to recent Egyptian developments since January 2011. Yet, digital literacy is only the domain of a small group of young, tech-savvy Egyptians.

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An Investigation into the Use of Internet Pornography among Young Internet Users in Singapore

Introduction: The present study investigated the patterns and motivations of internet pornography use among young internet users in Singapore. Across the literature, studies have found high prevalence of internet pornography use (Brown & L’Engle, 2009; Lo & Wei, 2005; Peter & Valkenburg, 2006; Tai, 2014) with males consistently reporting greater exposure (Boies, 2002; Carroll et

ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2018 Official Conference Proceedings

IICEDubai2018, The Intercontinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE
Conference Theme 2018: “Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change”
Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Professional Resilience; Time for a Paradigm Shift in Teacher Education?

Teacher resilience and wellbeing are current buzzwords. This chapter explores the landscape in which this focus has arisen, looking at the tensions and challenges for teachers and teacher educators. Considering current teacher shortage and recruitment issues in the UK, the author argues that we should be aspiring to a situation where teachers are encouraged to

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Development of Instruction in Television Creative Presentation Course Through Digital Media

The qualitative research entitled the “Development of Instruction in Television Creative Presentation Course through Digital Media” aimed to study 1) the development of effective instruction in Television Creative Presentation Course and 2) the learning outcome focused on management of students in Television Creative Presentation Course. The results revealed as follows:1) The effective instruction was to

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Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’

This study focuses on describing Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’ concept in social media. The significance of this research is the case violations’ high number of internet users’ privacy, which have a serious impact on the aspects of security. It is chosen the digital native age group as the subject of

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A Call for Positive Metaphysical Agnosticism: Creating a Synergistic Relationship between the Individual and the Community in the Religious Studies Classroom

The religious studies classroom has become an increasingly dynamic “place” over the last several decades, and this trend will continue with rapidly developing technology and the proliferation of online college studies and globalization. It is no longer uncommon for a class studying religion to be composed of students from all around the world and a

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From “Running Man” to “Mission X”: Variety Shows as Cultural Representations of Local Identities

“Running Man”, as one of the Korean successful variety shows, never fails to advertise parts of Korean culture like food, K-Pop, cultural values, traditional games, history, even historical sites. With quite a huge amount of fans not only from South Korea but also from other countries as well, “Running Man” also occasionally encourages interactions between

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Examining the Academic Writing Practices of Higher Education in Papua New Guinea

The current global trend in education paves way for new and improved means of academic writing practices in higher education, with which most of the higher education institutions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are struggling to measure up. This comparative case study of a public and a privately (mission) run university in PNG examines the

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Interactive Weblogs: Breaking Barriers in L2 Writing in the Philippines

Mastery of the rules of a language is often clearly reflected in written outputs. In the Philippines, where English is a second language (L2), students are oftentimes reluctant to perform writing tasks as this will expose their ignorance in the skill. With the ubiquity of social networks in mind, this study sought to find out

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Creating a Social Media Based Continuous Interaction Platform for the Design Studio

Social Media offers enticing pedagogic opportunities. Unlike Learning Management Systems (LMSs) or Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), the Social Media User has the ability to create a profile and form interactions with his/her contacts which have real life value and impact. In a learning context, considering the popularity of Social Media, user familiarity with the interface

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Progressive Expressions in the Papiamentu Language

Linguists have described the functions of the markers expressing the grammatical categories of tense, aspect, and modality in Papiamentu, a creole language spoken in the Caribbean. However, the connection between these markers and the aspectual meaning of the verbs they modify has not been extensively studied. This presentation addresses this relation by looking at sets

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The Comparative Study on Compliment Responses Between Indonesian EFL Students and English Native Speakers

While Western people use more acceptance continuum on compliment response, Indonesians utter more denial continuum which can somehow put the speakers into a face-threatening situation. This study investigated compliment responses employed by EFL students and English native speakers. Two research questions were set: 1) How do Indonesian EFL students and English native speakers respond to

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Teaching (and Learning) in the Time of Epidemics: Reflection on Humanities Teaching in Higher Education

During the global Covid-19 situation, there was a general shutdown of daily operations, including education. In Hong Kong, which was among the first locations to be hit by the epidemic, face to face teaching stopped early in February 2020, which was the beginning of the second semester of the academic year. The higher education sector

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Building Resilience and Connection during the Pandemic: Using Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in the Teaching of Chinese and Italian Cultures Through Noodles

The experience of trauma, both national and personal, may inhibit learning and decrease learner motivation. As the pandemic raged globally, professors investigated new pedagogies in order to interact effectively with students in an unpredictable world. Our students had experienced a myriad of hardship, isolation, uncertainty, and fear by the time they enrolled in our summer

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A Study in Singapore: Perceptions about the Importance of Written English Language and Undergraduates’ Competency Level

Although there are four official languages in Singapore, English has been the language of the government and its international trade since the 1960s. The medium of instruction in the school system, from primary to secondary and post-secondary levels, has also been English. Despite indications that the standard of English in Singapore is higher than most

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Internet Addiction Motivations Among Chinese Young People: A Qualitative Analysis

The present study aims to explore the internet use pattern and the possible internet addiction motivations among Chinese young people, such as parenting style, social environment, changes of communication pattern, and psychological empty etc. Qualitative interviews were conducted. A total of 25 addictive young people and two parents were interviewed individually. Analysis of interviews found

ISSN: 2188-1111 – The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2017: Official Conference Proceedings

ECAH2017 The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECAH2017 Conference Theme: “History, Story, Narrative”
Tuesday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
ISSN: 2188-1111

ISSN: 2432-4604 – The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Dubai 2016 Official Conference Proceedings

IICAHDubai2016, Dubai, UAE
Conference Themes 2016: “Justice”
Saturday, February 27 – Monday, February 29, 2016
ISSN: 2432-4604

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A Research of Self-Disclosure on Fanpage Creators of Illustration/Text in Taiwan

As technology evolves, gradually more virtual network platforms with innovative functions are being developed. Nowadays, the phenomenon of nearly every person having a personal mobile device, usually a smartphone, can be observed everywhere. Because the amount of information people receive has been increasing every day, reading habits are also changing. Compared with simple textual descriptions,

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Development of a Behavioural Change Tool for Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Case of Nigeria Office Buildings

The increasing impacts of global climate change and the building sector’s contribution to reducing this impacts has led to more urgent need and awareness to use energy more efficiently and consequently reduce CO2 emissions from buildings. However, inefficient operational practices and users’ behavioural factor towards energy consumption in buildings remains one of the most challenging

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Convergence Journalism

This is a qualitative study on convergence journalism, focusing on its definition and concept. This study covers different topics in two textbooks, namely �Convergence Journalism – An Introduction� and �The Handbook of Global Online Journalism�. The study In-depth interviews were conducted with two executive editorial members and two reporters. The interviews look into the use

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Students’ First Language in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classroom in Ubon Ratchathani University: “The Students’ Perspective”

This study tries to investigate the students’ perspective on the use of their L1 (Thai) in the acquisition of the L2 (English) in Ubon Ratchathani University. The study adapts questions used in previous studies to capture weather students think Thai should be used in the English class room and in what situations students use their

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A Dilemma or Hope for China’s Democratization: A Research on Cyberpolitics Participation of Chinese Citizen Based on Chai Jing Event

This article examines the main characteristics of Chinese cyber-politics participation and reveals the deep reasons behind those characteristics of Chinese cyber-politics participation through a recent heated discussion online on an investigation of the Chinese environmental problem conducted by a Chinese popular journalist Chai Jing. In theory, with the development of internet technique and improvement of

ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2017: Official Conference Proceedings

ACE2017, Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”
Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22, 2017
ISSN: 2186-5892

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Using a Web-Based Video Annotation Tool in Pre-Service Language Teacher Education: Affordances and Constraints

Teacher educators and researchers agree that while video has long been used in teacher education, with the recent developments in web-based technologies, it has more to offer for extending learning to teach. This qualitative study explores the affordances and constraints of using a web-based video annotation tool to analyse micro-teaching practices from the perspective of

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Mediated Compassion and the Politics of Displaced Bodies

In media’s attempt to humanize the impact of war, dramatic images of disgruntled human bodies seeking refuge in faraway lands have become symbols of suffering and calls for humanitarian action. However, some media scholars are claiming that compassion fatigue is desensitizing media audiences to the human cost of war. This article argues that certain images

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The Politics of Disaster Reporting: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of News Reports on Typhoon Lando

Much of what we know about the politics of disaster reporting is limited to a straightforward knowledge of what stakeholders do during crises. Largely unnoticed in previous studies of this topic is the extent by which other modes apart from language are utilized for ideological purposes and the textual mechanisms through which these can be

ISSN: 2432-4604 – The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Hawaii 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

IICAHHawaii2017, The Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Conference Theme: “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”
Thursday, January 5 – Saturday, January 7, 2017
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A Method of Estimating Cooperative Activities in Collaborative Learning Based on Participants’ Spatial Relationships

Collaborative learning has become more and more important in education area. In most collaborative works, students are separated into groups, where the possible scope of teachers might be strongly limited. Therefore, automatic feedback based on sensing the state of students during collaborative work is helpful for effective educational guidance. In this work, we focus on

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Justice and the Cyberworld

In its widest sense, justice creates conditions that enable each member of the society to flourish. Justice directs individual to respect and promote rights of the individual in the world we live in. Today, at one’s fingertips, social interaction takes on a new dimension as time and space condense creating a reachable world. Yet, it

ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ACE2016, Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality Within and Across Borders”
Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Developing Holistic English Language Learners Through Flipped Learning: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an ECE Pre-service Teacher English Course

Despite the fact that flipped classroom approach has proved to be successful in developing students’ interaction and higher-order skills in many theory-based disciplines, research on its design and implementation in English language teaching (ELT) is limited. Meanwhile, higher education ELT classrooms are more and more characterised with diversity in students’ abilities and the target to

ISSN: 2187-4735 The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2021: Official Conference Proceedings

ACAS2021 – Held online from Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, June 3 – Saturday, June 5, 2021
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Perspectives of Users and Experts on Designs for Converting Existing New Zealand Houses to Make Them Suitable for Ageing in Place

The limited available choices for older people as well as personal factors have led to a demand for ageing in place. Given the slow rate of adding new houses to the existing stock in New Zealand (Statistics New Zealand, 2013), it is essential to find effective design solutions for redeveloping the latter to achieve a

ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2019: Official Conference Proceedings

ECE2019 London, United Kingdom
ECE2019 Conference Theme: “Independence & Interdependence”
Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2019
ISSN: 2188-1162

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Using Assignments Linked with Assessments to Teach Qualitative Research in Education

Educational researchers make use of highly diverse qualitative methods but teaching these methods to students involves considerable challenges. This paper describes master’s level qualitative research assignments that employ student-centered and masterly learning approaches. The paper addresses the increasingly important issues of how best to create course assignments of qualitative inquiry; and how to assess learning

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Empathy and Late Adolescents’ Self in Digital Age

Adolescents develop a sense of self by exploring the world through social interaction. However, the digital technology nowadays changes the way how adolescents interact. By spending time online, adolescents enjoy to interact with others virtually than face-to-face. This superficial interaction might reduce their capacity to understand what others’ thinking and feeling, which is called by

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Using the Flipped Classroom Approach to Stimulate Deep Learning in Large Classrooms

This project used the Flipped Classroom approach to stimulate deep learning in large classrooms during the film module of a Diploma in Performing Arts course at Sunway University, Malaysia. In the flipped class, students first watched online lectures as homework, and then completed their assignments and practical work in class where the lecturers were present

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Enhancing Media Literacy Through Content Analysis: A Comparison of Historic Speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Implications for the Present

In the contemporary global era of false or misleading news spread rapidly by online social media, the need for enhanced media literacy and advanced critical thinking skills has become increasingly urgent. Responsible and accountable political leadership based on reliable and consistent facts and reporting is essential for the development of national and international policies which

ISSN: 2188-1111 – The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2013 – Official Conference Proceedings

ECAH 2013, Brighton, UK – Connectedness, Identity and Alienation
Brighton, UK
July 18 – 21, 2013
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Developing ESP Multimedia Courseware for Taiwan East Rift Valley National Scenic Area

The Taiwan government has carried out various policies to promote the tourism industry. To meet the needs of the industry, several related programs, departments and colleges in higher technical education have been established in Taiwan to cultivate high quality manpower by increasing English communication skills and related professional knowledge. With the rapid development of information

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

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

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IDC Learning: Artificial Neural Networks … and our LMS gets “intelligent”!

The wide spread of online courses, both in academic and business field, helps reducing the costs of training, but has negative effects. The indiscriminate and redundant delivery of digital contents and questionnaires, together with standardized rigid tutoring actions often implies a deterioration of the quality of the courses and a growing disaffection of students towards

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Estimating Sample Sizes in a Google Classroom: A Case of Global Collaborative STEM Education

Education is a perpetually evolving field, especially with the rapid advancement of technology and the uprising of the globalization phenomenon, and thus, it can be argued that global education is absolutely necessary. Global collaborative STEM Education (GCSE) is a subset of global education that is rarely discussed in the literature. Specifically, this paper focuses on

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The Entanglement of Signs—Examining the Political Turn of Internet Memes in China

Memes in China have gained momentum in recent years thanks to the high penetration of the Internet and usage of mobile phones. Previous studies on Chinese Internet memes mainly go into two directions, one is from a political perspective that addresses how memes reflect the tension between the Chinese party-state and civil society. The other

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Connectedness: Communities of Crime Fiction Reader

For as long as there have been libraries, librarians have played an integral role in connecting readers to writers. The result has been the construction of communities around the world, onsite and online, as people come together for reading experiences that provide education and enjoyment. This paper explores how crime fiction writers are particularly adept

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Foreign Language Anxiety in e-Tandem Learners: Is it Predictable?

Learning a foreign language (FL) is a challenging path, and speaking interaction with native speakers of the target language (TL) is perceived as a threatening event for many students. Nevertheless, the use of telecollaborative practices, such as e-Tandem, is considered to have an anxiety-reducing effect on learners over time (Appel and Gilabert, 2002). The present

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Measuring Service Quality in Higher Education: The Experience of Technological Education Institute of Central MacEdonia, Greece

In today’s turbulent environment, higher education institutes are facing widespread economic, technological, and cultural changes and increased competition in social and political contexts. Provision of quality services in higher education must be viewed as a strategic issue for development and economic growth. Since students are the driving force in demanding changes and the primary customer

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Research and Practice on the Blended Teaching Mode of College English Based on MOOC + SPOC Platform

Based on comparison and contrast between the blended teaching mode and the traditional one, this project takes college English course at Harbin Institute of Technology as an example to design and practice the blended teaching mode based on the MOOC + SPOC platform. This mode aims to develop cross-cultural communicative competence of college students in

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Student Views of Attendance at Japanese Universities in the Era of COVID-19: A Preliminary Look

As with a great many other educational and pedagogical issues, there is little consensus regarding the taking of student attendance at the university level. While many institutions and individual instructors, particularly those in the West, refrain from implementing attendance requirements on various grounds (e.g., attendance is the responsibility of students, tracking student attendance distracts instructors

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Challenges of Teaching Caribbean Literature in a Caribbean University Classroom

This paper explores the teaching / learning strategies employed specifically in three courses that focus on the genres of the Caribbean short story, novel, and women’s writing taught at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad. These strategies range from interactive lectures, graphic organizers, posters, online forums, web pages, video

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Communications of the Leader of a Model Community for Community Tourism Management

The objective of this research was to study the tourism management communication of the leaders of two communities that were named as model communities for tourism management in the aspects of 1) communication patterns; 2) content; and 3) choice of media for communication about tourism management. This was a qualitative research based on in-depth interviews

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Reception and Consumption of Korean TV Drama by Asian Audiences: The Fansubbing Phenomenon

Changes in the new media environment are radically shifting the ways audiences consume media products like foreign language TV dramas. The rapid expansion of broadband internet and the development of mobile technology in Asia are changing how Asian fans of these media products interact with each other. The purpose of this study is to examine

ISSN: 2432-4612 – The IAFOR International Conference on the Social Sciences – Dubai 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

IICSSDubai2017, The Intercontinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE
Conference Theme 2017: “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”
Sunday, February 26- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
ISSN: 2432-4612

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Assessing the Applicability of 3d Hologram Technology as an Enhanced Technology for the Distance Learning

Distance learning has provided an excellent platform for students in geographically remote locations while enabling them to learn at their own pace and convenience. A number of technologies are currently being utilized to conceptualize, design, enhance and foster distance learning. Teleconferences, electronic field trips, podcasts, webinars, video conferencing and online courses are among such technologies

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Foreign Language Acquisition in a Multi-User Virtual Environment

Learning a language is best achieved when learners can practice the target language in a natural context, or immersed in the target language culture. This will help their L3 acquisition process. Yet, when living in the target country is not possible, a virtual environment depicting target language culture needs to be developed. This paper is

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Integrating Global Education into the University English Curriculum through Technology-Enhanced News Circles

Living in an increasingly globalized world, human beings have to solve more and more problems and face many new challenges together. It has thus become essential for English teachers in the 21st century to develop new and effective ways to integrate burning global issues and events in ELT. This paper reports on the approaches and

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Relationships Among Mindfulness, Suppression-Emotion Regulation, Reappraisal-Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Well-Being of the Thais

Recently, psychologists have conducted extensive research on positive psychology to determine how to best define well-being and a life well-lived. One such attempt 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, mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal,

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Social Distance and Empathy: Is There Such Thing as Selective Empathy?

Being a part of groups is one major component of identity. However, while we can choose some groups to be part of, categories such race and ethnic—along with gender and religion to some extent—are something that we cannot choose. Even so, we identify ourselves as those assigned group, rather than our achieved ones. This paper

ISSN: 2186-5892 – The Asian Conference on Education 2011 – Official Conference Proceedings

“Learning and Teaching in a Globalised World”
October 27-30 2011, Osaka, Japan
ISSN: 2186-5892

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Smartphones at the Workplace: An in situ Mixed-Method Study on Smartphone use During Intellectual Work

Smartphones and other ICTs have become permanent companions in our daily lives. Increased use of these devices has impacted and often changed our daily routines. Users are in constant negotiation and coordination between the online and offline worlds they inhabit, and decisions about how to use their time and attention are becoming increasingly challenging. This

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Perceptions of the Impact of US Drama Binge-Watching in the Emirates

Binge watching is a new TV-watching behavior; that is tremendously becoming very popular among young people in the Middle East, is expected to be one of the media imperialism indicators. Ahmed (2017) found that university students in the United Arab Emirates tend to binge watch non-Arab media content rather than the Arabic ones. The study

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Frontiers in Google Maps: Commodification and Territory in the Borderlands

From carving up empires to enclosing the commons, the history of maps has long been caught up in creating, legitimising and representing borders. As a product of these historical processes, Google Maps now claim to have one billion users per month. Given this unprecedented audience, how the multinational corporation represents the world is very significant,

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Finding a Voice in EFL Classroom Discussions: A Bakhtinian Interpretation of Formative Assessment

This presentation will give a Bakhtinian micro-evaluation of formative assessment practices for classroom discussions in a Japanese university classroom. Students in mixed level classes engaged weekly in opinionated discussions. The discussions involved the students in making arguments for and against rules in their daily lives. The discussions were recorded and students kept an online journal

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ISSN: 2188-1111 – The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2014: Official Conference Proceedings

ECAH 2014, Brighton, United Kingdom
Conference Theme 2014: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”
Thursday, July 17, 2014 to Sunday, July 20, 2014
ISSN: 2188-1111

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The Need for Academic Writing Support for Undergraduates in an English Medium Tertiary Institution in Malaysia

The status of English as a global language seems to be reinforced as there is a growing trend of Asian students seeking tertiary education in English-medium institutions in Asia. These institutions tend to set English language entry requirements based on standardised tests of English such as IELTS and TOEFL. However, these tests seldom reflect a

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The Representation of a Protest against Jakarta’s Governor in the News: A Transitivity Analysis

News as discourse has an essential role in shaping people’s opinions or views on a particular event or a social actor. Different ways to report the same news can bring different ideology and thus differences in representation (Fowler, 1991). This paper employs transitivity (Systemic Functional Linguistics) approach to examine representations of social actors involved in

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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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Digital Humanities from the Ground Up: The Tamil Digital Heritage Project at the National Library, Singapore

To commemorate Singapore’s 50th year of independence in 2015, a community-led group sought to present a gift to the nation in the form of a digital collection of 50 years of Tamil literary writing in Singapore. The National Library, Singapore as the national repository of Singapore’s published heritage was approached to be a key partner

ISSN: 2432-4604 – The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Dubai 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

IICAHDubai2017,The Intercontinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE
Conference Theme 2017: “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”
Sunday, February 26- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
ISSN: 2432-4604

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Top Future Skills in Cross-Disciplinary Design Education

Cross-disciplinary education is increasing in popularity. According to the World Economic Forum report, ‘The Future of Jobs’, the top skills in the future will be complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity (World Economic Forum, 2016). Universities expect graduates to be leaders and innovators in the workplace and in society (Gross, 2009). Are Design Schools

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Past, Present, and Future: Roles and Trends of Thai Community Newspapers in Los Angeles

This study focuses on Thai newspapers in Los Angeles, regarding services and benefits offered to the Thai community, their individual characteristics, and challenges they have encountered. In-depth interviews were conducted among 9 Thai newspaper publishers in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A focus group consisted of 15 Thai readers with varying ages. Those research participants

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Can You Be Prejudiced Against Your Own Students? Measuring Teacher’s Unconscious Bias in the Classroom

This presentation aims to familiarize the audience with 1) the concept of implicit (i.e., unconscious) attitudes, 2) their significance to the educational process, and 3) how to measure them. First, I will explain what implicit attitudes are and how that are different from explicit attitudes. This will show that explicit and implicit attitudes can be

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Filmmaking Theory for Vertical Video Production

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

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Typical Writing Styles Among Genders: A Corpus Study in Asian L2 Learners’ Academic Writing

Scholars have been attempting to distinguish the writing characteristics between male and female since the last several decades. Although it has been assumed that the gender-based characteristics more likely exists in literary works (Holmes, 1998; Koppel et al., 2002) and orally produced discourse (Mulac and Lundell, 1994) rather than in academic writing, a number of

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Gaming and Peer to Peer Language Learning

With the encroaching use of online teaching material teachers have an abundance of materials available to make their lessons more effective . This paper examines the effects of digital media, in particular gaming, in how it can assist students in second-language acquisition As is shown students are spending more time gaming than in the language-learning

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Modern Communication: Judgement of the Past

The ideology of modern communication that is represented in the current digital era includes highly active participation with online social communication platform and computerised methods. Looking at the perspective from the early 1990’s, the idea of communication perhaps is a subject to differ in comparison with the current practice. However, do these differences occur without

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Authentic Situation Video Clip Enhances Learners’ English Writing

Authentic situation video clips can motivate students’ enthusiasm and enhances students’ language skills. This study investigated the effect of authentic situation video clip as a teaching tool on students’ English writing. 149 participants from two groups who enrolled the English Writing for Careers course in Burapha University in 2016 were assigned to watch five authentic

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Control and the Modern News Worker: Autonomy and Resistance in an Evolving Newsroom 

News workers in the U.S. are pressed by digital routines, industry confusion, and their organizations’ loss of journalistic focus. This ethnographic study looked at the ways new workers resist controls that have manifested in recent years. This work is an account of journalists at three newspapers. These newspapers were struggling to find an effective business

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A Corpus Informed Study of Thai News Agencies’ Evaluation of Two Key Participants Found in Political Conflicts in Thailand

Appraisal has been employed in previous foreign studies focusing on corpus-informed analysis and comparison of news reports. However, the previous work in Thailand has inadequately been concerned with appraisal of news report comparison among news agencies, and corpus analysis. Thus, this paper aims to compare media evaluation of Yingluck Shinawatra and Suthep Thaugsuban between two

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Competence Development Measures

Demographic change forces companies to develop concepts for lifelong learning that focus on involving older and younger employees. Nevertheless, demographic change offers a great opportunity because older employees often have distinctive age-related competences. These are particularly relevant for failure management, where older employees, due to their knowledge gained through experience, positively influence the efficiency of

ISSN: 2188-112X The European Conference on Language Learning 2021: Official Conference Proceedings

ECLL2021 Online from London, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, July 18, 2021
ISSN: 2188-112X

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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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Studying the Importance of Curriculum Planning Components in Virtual and Conventional Training of Nursing

Due to the advancement and development of information technology and the use of telecommunications in the society, tools and methods of training have also been improved and expanded. Variation of the tools and methods are such that people can start learning by using their own facilities regardless of the pre-specified time and place for training

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How are Political Consumers Engaging with Social Media?

Understanding contemporary political identity is compelling because traditional participation like voting is in decline. Political consumerism and social media are both personalized, or seeped in one’s individual identity; and they both intertwine production and consumption. The political consumer increasingly feels responsible for shaping her own identity. Her personal consumption choices are a reflection of her

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Atomic Bomb’s Survivors’ Personal Narratives in Contemporary and Intercultural Contexts: Lessons Yet to Be Learned

The voices of A-bomb survivors are getting lost in this multimedia environment as the world stage has become crowded. Hibakusha’s legacy and teachings are taking the back seat in this over-informed, twenty four hours a day news cycles, twitter accounts, and online newsfeeds, in order to leave room to sensationalism and junk news. The world

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Student Satisfaction with Hybrid and Face-to-Face Teaching Approaches in an English Course

Hybrid courses combine technology with innovative teaching practices to facilitate learning. This paper studied satisfaction of students who experienced a hybrid learning environment (online classes + face-to-face (F2F) classes) and compared the perceptions of hybrid and traditional face-to-face delivery approaches. The data were collected from 300 students enrolled in a fundamental English course at a

ISSN: 2189-1044 – The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Dubai 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

IICLLDubai2017, The Intercontinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE
Conference Theme 2017: “Educating for Change”
Sunday, February 26 – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
ISSN: 2189-1044

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Why Mentoring Matters: Professional Development in a Virtual World

Population growth, demographics, advances in technology, globalisation and associated economic imperatives are a few of the drivers behind the changes we are experiencing. In response, some research studies suggest that we will see a shift in social values (Wilson, 2009), as well as a re-framing of notions of what constitutes ‘knowledge’. These factors have significant

ISSN: 2188-1111 The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2015: Official Conference Proceedings

ECAH2015 Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECAH2015 Conference Theme: “Power”
Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16, 2015
ISSN: 2188-1111

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Shared Adventures: How International Students from Four Continents Learn English Together

This presentation will introduce the feature of the Intensive English Bridge Program (IEBP), the teaching methods and learning strategies the author and her colleagues developed to help the international students in IEBP at Indiana Institute of Technology. The presentation will first give a profile of the college, the students, and the courses, followed by the

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“Disturbing, Deeply Touching, and Highly Motivating”: Reciprocal Empowerment Through Blended Service Learning – Lessons From an Austrian University

This paper presents a novel pedagogical approach of Blended Service Learning (BSL) which was applied in an undergraduate Health Degree Program at an Austrian University. Blended Service Learning combines academic learning with practical experience and social commitment, using a range of tools and methods from online didactics. The course pursues the ambitious goal of promoting

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A Phenomenological Study on Experiencing in-Class Discussion Among University Students in Hong Kong

Adoption of various type of information and communication technologies in different teaching and learning activities have been a common practice all over the world. One of its adoptions is to facilitate an interaction among students through online discussion forum. While such practice wins a lot of adherents in higher education, there is a concern over

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The Analysis of Japanese Youth and Their Perspectives on National Identity on Twitter: # #I Want to Be Korean

This study will explore the identity and national sentiment of Japanese youth after the official debut of a Korean girl group, TWICE, through social media platforms. Japan is known as one of the nations where nationalism has been the core of the society; previous post-war generations of Japanese may not condone the younger generation’s tweet

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A Corpus-Based Analysis and Appraisal of News Reports on Protesters from Political Conflicts in Thailand by Foreign News Agencies

Appraisal has been employed in previous foreign studies. They have focused on corpus-based analysis and comparison of news reports. However, The previous work in Thailand has inadequately focus on appraisal of news report comparison among news agencies, and corpus analysis. The data have been selected from newspapers written in Thai. Thus, this paper aims to

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Learning with the Tide : Enhancing ESL Education with CALL

This literature review will examine current trends in the use of online resources to enhance the English reading skills of elementary-aged ESL students in the United States. The ultimate goal of this review is to make a case for the introduction of ESL technology into elementary schools in Saudi Arabia, where its not currently utilized