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ISSN: 2189-1052 – The IAFOR North American Conference on the Arts & Humanities 2014: Official Conference Proceedings

NACAH 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Conference Theme 2014: “Individual, Community, & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”,
Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Sunday, September 21, 2014
ISSN: 2189-1052

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No Child Left Behind: Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap of Looked-after Children in Secondary School Through Speaking and Listening

This paper explores the key challenges that children in care and children who have suffered adverse experiences face in their education and solutions to these challenges. Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher conducted interviews with American secondary school teachers, a focus group with members of the USA’s Legal Centre for Foster Care and Education, an

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A Review of Foreign Language Education Policy Researches in China Through Bibliometric Analysis of CSSCI: History, Content and Trend

This research investigates the structure and dynamics of foreign language policy and planning research in China over the last twenty years by using CiteSpace, a well-established software for bibliometric analysis. The purpose is to aid researchers and policymakers overseas and domestic to attain a clear picture of current state of this field. 203 articles were

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Re-Thinking on Public International Law

Today, human being, global environment and natural resources are suffering from the extended and endless national, regional and global conflicts, wars, political violence and terror attacks. From 1950-2007, there was an average of 148000 global battlefields deaths per year, and from 2008-2012 the average was 280 000. Total terror attacks and internal conflicts in 2013

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Pitfalls of Enthusiasm: Questioning Our Practices – Reflecting on Our Actions

It is not accidental that by problematizing the question, we, as researchers, begin to ‘learn by doing’ and formulate ‘what works’ within our research design. If we add the dimension of different languages, countries, and research practices to our intended study, we find ourselves not only ‘questioning what we do, but how we do it’.

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Reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a Text of Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience

Recognized as a great anti-slavery narrative, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 19th century novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is often seen as more of a historical document today. Yet the way several of Stowe’s characters such as Mrs. Bird, Ophelia, and Uncle Tom himself confront the issues of slavery (or fail to) prophetically mirrors the positions of non-violence

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ISSN: 2189-1060 – The IAFOR North American Conference on Education 2014: Official Conference Proceedings

NACE 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Conference Theme 2014: “Transforming and Changing Education: Power, In/equalities and Social Justice”
Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
ISSN: 2189-1060

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Surviving at Fire and Post-Fire Debris/Mudflow Prone Zones in Colorado Front Range in Light Feng-Shui

Extreme climate patterns in recent decades have led to frequent fire events, rainstorms and debris/mudflows in Colorado Front Range, USA. The landforms of Rocky Mountains coincide with these natural hazards. Once people settle in hazard-prone zones, they are in danger. In many cases, disastrous tragedies stem from design errors. These mistakes in practice reflect a

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Leadership and Civic Engagement of Myanmar Refugee Students in the United States: Experiences, Influences and Aspirations

The refugee youth’s involvement in civic engagement and leadership means an access to other opportunities in life, such as social recognition, psychosocial well-being, rewarding relationships and connections, exposure to professional employment, and ability to advocate for oneself and for his/her community (Flanagan and Levine, 2010; Flanagan and Bundick, 2011). Likewise, student civic engagement brings significant

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Using Learners’ First Language in EFL Classrooms

This paper aims to explore the attitudes of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers towards using learners’ first language (L1) in their classes. It also considers the frequency and the functions of using L1 in EFL classes. Monolingual teaching and minimising the use of learners’ L1 are traditionally promoted in English language teaching (ELT)

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Doris Salcedo: Parameters of Political Commitment in Colombia

Doris Salcedo is the most prominent sculptor from Colombia ever and currently, one of the most prestigious Latin-American artists in the world. Her artwork, intended as political art, has war as a background, in particular the Colombian civil conflict, and it addresses the way that its violence affects victims’ lives irreparably. While Salcedo is internationally

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Predicting Teachers’ ICT Integration in the Classroom

This study was conducted to explore the teacher factors associated with the frequency of the use of ICT for instructional purposes in K-12 classroom. Survey data collected from 810 teachers in Thailand were analysed to examine how teachers use ICT as a tool for teaching and supporting students__ learning in the classroom. Additionally, the antecedents

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Telling Our Own Stories: A Phenomenological Study of Sub-Saharan African Immigrants

Many immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa consider emigration towards the West as an opportunity for educational and economic self-fulfillment. Their needs and interests, along with their skills and talents remain poorly understood and underutilized with most countries not recognizing their presence and doing little to facilitate their integration. We undertook this phenomenological project in order to

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Surrogacy on Stage. Theater, Movies and Documentaries about Assisted Reproduction, Kinship and (be)longings

During the last decades, India has become a popular destination for fertility tourism and a growing number of Indian fertility clinics offer treatments and surrogacy services to both Indian and Western customers at prices very competitive to a Western marked. Also artists, theater- and film producers have taken interest in the complex phenomena. This paper

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Japan-China Game: Navigating Through the Risk Zone

This research aims to analyze the recent developments in the strategic interactions between Japan and China over their territorial disputes in the East China Sea from the perspective of game-theoretical modeling. The methodology of this study includes application of deterrence and compellence models to Sino-Japanese territorial disputes. Using Bayes’ theorem I develop a game with

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Active Compassion: Empowering Buddhist Nuns Through STEM Education

This study endorses teaching and learning opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Buddhist nuns. The Dalai Lama’s position on science and secular education is examined, as well as STEM educational programs in which the Buddhist monastic community participates. This research advances the initiatives of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations

ISSN: 2189-1079 – The IAFOR North American Conference on Media, Film & Cultural Studies 2014: Official Conference Proceedings

NACMFCS 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Conference Theme 2014: “Individual, Community, Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”,
and “Borderlands of Becoming, Belonging, and Sharing”
Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Sunday, September 21, 2014
ISSN: 2189-1079

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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

ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii – 2016 Official Conference Proceedings

IICEHawaii2016, Hawaii, USA
Conference Themes 2016: “Education and Social Justice: Learning and Teaching for Change”
Friday, January 8 – Monday, January 11, 2016
ISSN: 2189-1036

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Rethinking the Promise of Scratch in the Applied Linguistics Classroom: Students’ Perspectives, Instructor’s Observations

For the past five fall semesters (2010-2014), undergraduate and graduate students taking applied linguistics (LN400, LN500) at the University of Guam were required to explore the promise of SCRATCH by designing projects relevant to their individual fields of specialization, from language teaching and literature, to pragmatics and sociolinguistics. SCRATCH, a free downloadable program from MIT

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Employees Seek Justice as Religion and Work Intersect: A Perspective From the United States

The main goal of this conceptual paper is to showcase how religion impacts the workplace in the United States (US). The demographics in the US workplace today is a rich mosaic of employees from various religious backgrounds such as Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, among others. One of the predominant factors for this diverse religious

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Perceptions of Classroom Learning Environments and Computer Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Computer Science Students

Extensive studies have reported that students’ computer self-efficacy beliefs are very important for students’ academic achievement and outcomes. Students’ levels of computer self-efficacy have been shaped by many factors including perceptions of classroom learning environments which are consistent with these study findings. Our survey study collected from 549 undergraduate participants who study in computer science

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Management Education for Global Sustainability

Challenges to corporate business success requires the development of a new type of manager/leader who can integrate business expertise with knowledge of science and technology. The Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree in Sustainability Science is an example of this new model of graduate education. While the PSM degree has grown significantly in U.S. graduate education,

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Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

Ever since American continent was discovered by Europeans, particularly its part that was turning into the USA became a place of opportunities for many underprivileged from different parts of Europe. However, the status of women, Native Americans, and other racial minorities, including immigrants from Asia, and particularly from Africa, was complicated. During the 19th century

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An Idea of Justice in the Platonic Tradition of Russian Religious Philosophy

The Platonic tradition is very strong in the ontology and cosmology of Russian religious philosophy. The concept of Sophia as the foundation and the final goal of mankind, as well as the idea of the celestial and terrestrial hierarchies, and the ascent of the creation toward the creator established in classical Greece, are remarkably developed

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Using Asset Management to Unlock Sustainability Potential

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

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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

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Upholding Academic Integrity: An Institutional Response to Student Use of Contract Cheating Services

Students paying online contract cheating services for individualized and affordable responses to their assessment tasks is a serious threat to academic integrity in universities. Australian universities were thrown into this arena due to public press coverage of the MyMaster contract cheating ‘scandal’ in 2015. This incident named prominent universities, numbers for student cheaters, details of

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A Narrative Inquiry of Coping Responses of Selected Deaf College Students in the Philippines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 made an immense impact on the educational system worldwide. The unexpected disruption of face-to-face instructions and the sudden change in the academic curriculum stressed the learning and well-being of Deaf students. However, during the pandemic, their voices were primarily unheard. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the coping responses of selected Deaf college students

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Resistance in the Transnational Sinophone Mediascape: A Textual Analysis of Namewee’s YouTube Music Video Fragile and its Fan Discourse

With China’s pervasive internet censorship within its borders, the global Sinophone mediascape outside of China has constructed an important site for ethnic Chinese groups worldwide to voice discontent against the powerful authoritarian state. On October 15, 2021, Malaysian Chinese rapper-songwriter Namewee released Fragile, a Mandarin-language music video on YouTube featuring Australian Chinese singer Kimberley Chen.

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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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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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The Role of Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning in Building Resilience Among Racial-Ethnic Minority University Students During COVID‐19 and Beyond

The normal school calendar during the COVID-19 pandemic was dramatically altered as schools were closed with many adopting online learning programs. As schools reopened and worked to transition learners back into the classroom, teachers and learners faced numerous challenges including adapting to the new ways of interacting and learning. Many learners reported back to school

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Response and Reflection on COVID-19: The case of Japan and a University

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted higher education worldwide. In this regard, multiple issues have emerged that affect the stakeholders, including school administrators, staff, faculties, students, and their parents. Facing tremendous changes, it is imperative to ensure that the quality and equality of education remain unaffected, to create an effective and supportive educational environment. This

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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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Reimaging Academic Operations with APL nextED Faculty Management System/Portal

There are many challenges associated with the management of adjunct faculty profiles and operations in an online, asynchronous environment. One of the biggest challenges for our institution was with the centralization of many of the processes, records, and data that exists across various systems at the university. These include the faculty management system (FMS), student

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Fake News, Crowdsourcing and Media Outlets in Greece: Is News Credibility a Matter of Professionalism?

Traditionally journalism is a key function for democracy. News used to be produced by professional journalists and the term “gatekeeper”, used to describe a journalist’s main task, filtering information, and when and how reliable news should be provided. However, users can now choose to get the information they want from many online sources, websites most

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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

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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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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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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Home Quarantine Activities, Lockdown Fatigue, and Emotional State of Students in the Teacher Education Program Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the major changes brought by the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippine educational system is the implementation of a full online learning modality. The study sought to determine the home quarantine activities of students in the Teacher Education Program and relate them to lockdown fatigue and event-specific distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey

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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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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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English Language Teaching Innovation from the Learning Strategies of High-performing Students in a Government University in Ayutthaya, Thailand

This study aims to (1) investigate students’ English learning strategies, (2) analyze the learning strategies of high-performing students, and (3) construct innovative lesson plans based on successful learners. The purposive sample included 35 students majoring in English for International Communication who enrolled in 22 English-related subjects at Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi. This study used

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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: 2188-9643 The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2021: Official Conference Proceedings

EuroMedia2021 Online from London, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 22 ​- Saturday, July 24, 2021
ISSN: 2188-9643

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How Might Learners’ Experience of Assignment Feedback in a German Course at A-Level in a Sixth Form College in England

The aim of my doctoral research is to understand students’ engagement with feedback and to investigate how students use the feedback they receive in view of their language learning. Additionally, the project aims to investigate the barriers they experience and to gain an insight into the students’ unpicking and responding to feedback in order to

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Assessment of Innovative Technologies in India’s Education Sector: Scope and Challenges

Traditionally, education has been imparted through classroom teaching methods. This classical approach is slowly changing with the application of Information Technology in education, making it accessible and cost-effective. India has steadily adopted the concept of e-Learning, which means using innovative technologies to bring education in the online domain. e-Learning provides a solution, which offers flexibility

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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

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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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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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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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Cross-cultural Language in Clint Eastwood’s Western

This is a corpus-based text analysis of some of Clint Eastwood’s Western movies. Eastwood starred in and directed numerous Westerns. The present study looks at cross-cultural language used in four of his films; Unforgiven, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Gran Torino (which is not strictly a Western) using the full movie scripts. To understand

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Distance Learning: Its Challenges and Opportunities to Adolescents Relationship

Pandemic became one of the most feared unseen enemy where people are forced to stay at home. The pandemic forced everybody to stay at home. Hence, the study focused on adolescents who are under the distance learning modality. The study delved on the perceived challenges and opportunities of distance learning to their family relationship. This

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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
ISSN: 2188-1111

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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: 2432-4612 – 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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Predictors, Sources of Test Anxiety and Coping Strategies: A Comparative Study of Postgraduate Taught Students in the UK and Saudi Arabia

Test anxiety (TA) is pervasive across cultural boundaries and is related to impaired academic performance and psychological wellbeing. This study aimed to investigate predictors, sources of TA and the coping strategies employed by postgraduate taught (PGT) students in UK universities (UKUK), international students in UK universities (IUK), and Saudi students in Saudi universities (SASA). The

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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

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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Body Image During Pregnancy in the Era of COVID-19: The Role of Heterogeneous Patterns of Perceived Social Support

Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore the profiles of pregnant women on perceived social support with regard to sociodemographic variables, COVID-19-related distress issues, and body image. We compared the aforementioned relationships within the study variables between pregnant women and a control group of non-pregnant women. Method. The study sample comprised 345 women,

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Peoples’ Engagement With Renewable Technologies – Roadblocks and Triggers

Peoples’ Engagement with Renewable Technologies – Roadblocks and Triggers research aims at developing of new insights in relation to how existing familiar technologies influence peoples’ engagement with, and adoption of renewable technologies. The goal is to inform on potential ways of changing peoples’ behaviour and attitude towards adopting more sustainable practices in terms of producing

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Implicit Anti-elderly Attitudes and Subjective Time to Become Elderly

Intergenerational conflicts between the elderly and the other generations persist. To reduce the conflicts, the affirmation of anti-elderly attitudes is an urgent issue. Generally, implicit/explicit anti-elderly attitudes are shown to be negative, and these attitudes have undesirable effects on the elderly, including neglect and deterioration of their mental health. In this study, we measured participants’

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Measuring the Computational Thinking Ability and Surveying Freshman Students’ Opinions on Teaching and Learning Styles

Computational Thinking (CT) is a key skill in the 21st century that everyone needs, rather than just being a programming skill used only by programmers. To develop students’ systematic thinking and analytical ability, we should add computational thinking to them. A sample group consisted of 89 freshman students attending the Department of Educational Communications and

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A Study of the Line Official Account in University Public Relations

A 2014 survey indicated that 77.8% of Taiwanese individuals over 12 years of age were mobile Internet users, and that the most commonly used App was LINE. Given the increasing popularity of mobile Internet devices, as evidenced by the widespread use of smartphones, the dissemination of information mainly through traditional media is no longer adequate.

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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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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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Institutional Support and Maternal Health Outcomes – Review of Cross Country Experiences

Pregnancy and its related health outcomes have been identified as a key predictor of human development and therefore can be used as an indicator to measure a country’s human development index. For this reason, it is important to put in place strategies and measures that can help improve the maternal health outcomes. The aim of

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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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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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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
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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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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,

ISSN: 2187-4735 The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2022: Official Conference Proceedings

ACAS2022 – Held online from Tokyo, Japan
Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9, 2022
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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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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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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

ISSN: 2187-4751 The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2022: Official Conference Proceedings

ACCS2022 – Held online from Tokyo, Japan
Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9, 2022
ISSN: 2187-4751

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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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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