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Systematic Design to Enhance Learning: Multimedia Resources in Online Learning

The purpose of the study was to investigate how dynamic (i.e., animated visuals with narration) versus non-dynamic (i.e., static visuals with narration) multimedia learning resources and spatial ability relate to learning outcomes. The study hypothesized that learning outcomes would differ more distinctly between lower and higher spatial ability learners when using non-dynamic resources as dynamic

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Development of an Online Cognitive Evaluation System

Undergraduate study is an one basically to our job. If we can choose the best and fit for our behavior, it will be the best to develop highly cognitive skill to prepare for a job in the future too. This research to development of an online cognitive evaluation system for high school students to find

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Participatory Culture and New Imagined Community: Competing Imagination of Muslim Ummah in Islamic Online Media in Indonesia

The participatory culture marked by the introduction of the buzzword Web 2.0 has contributed to the potential development of the internet as a convivial and democratic medium for the dissemination of information and the construction of identities in the twenty-first century. Recent studies on the role of the internet in the re-imagination of Muslim ummah

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From Theory to Reality: Enhancing Creativity and Achievements of Hong Kong Students through Online Design Platform and Consideration of Culture

Visual merchandising is the manipulation of design elements and themes in retail outlets that creates a pleasant store atmosphere and experience for consumers. To successfully teach students on how to determine the appropriate strategies for different types of stores, training in both aesthetics and business is important. However, Hong Kong Chinese students have adapted a

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The Practice and Effects of Using Weblogs to Motivate EFL Non-English Majors to Read and Write in English Online

With the remarkable advances in digital technologies, much attention has been paid to how Internet-mediated resources can be effectively used in ELT. To motivate my Taiwanese EFL students of non-English major, most of whom are heavy Internet users, to read extensively in English and share their responses to what they read with their peers online,

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An Accurate Estimation Method for Abilities in Online Adaptive Testing Based on Item Response Theory

Recently, universities in Japan, in particular, private universities, are inclined to accept a wide variety of students because the number of high school students is becoming smaller in contrast to the increase of the number of enrollment of students. In response to this situation, universities have been gradually providing pre-classes before enrollment, various levels of

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Strategies for Digital Inclusion towards a Pedagogy for Embracing and Sustaining Student Diversity and Engagement with Online Learning

This working paper reports on a PhD research study that aims to develop a conceptual framework for effective learning approaches that influence digital inclusion and exclusion of diverse students. The study will move away from the traditional definitions of diversity and explore the different characteristics of a varied learner population in a modern-day setting using

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The Blank Moral Frameworks for the New-Media Journalism Landscape

This article aimed to study and compare the shifting Media age, to the online media, with the traditional media age in the terms of moral and ethical framework which once was written to control how traditional journalists work.The qualitative methodology, content analysis, was employed for conducting the research. The research revealed that in the traditional

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Online (Re)Learning: Factors in Accessing the Internet to Aid in Mathematics Understanding

This paper aims to examine and analyze an aspect of digital learning scarcely, if not at all, covered in the literature; that is, possible factors that motivate students in accessing the Internet for aid in understanding mathematics. Using activity theory as a lens in viewing these factors, this study makes considerable contribution to the research

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Massive Multiplayer Online Games Communities: Lessons for Diversity in School Classrooms

Computer gaming is often seen as a barrier to good performance at school. It is claimed that young people are becoming more obese, demonstrating poor psychological adjustment and developing addictions to video games (Kulman, 2015). However, by using a systems approach to the understanding of group dynamics, based the Hackman and Morris (1975) Input-Process-Output Model

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Comparative International Policy Survey on the Progress of OECD Recommendation on the Protection of Children Online

In recent years, one of the important policy issues in the telecommunication field is to create environments where children can use the Internet safely and securely. Risks on the Internet are challenges that face children across national borders, so it is necessary to implement youth protection policies in international cooperation. In response to these policy

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The Study of the Behavior, Attitude and Satisfaction of High School in M. 6th Grade in the bangKok Region in Accessing New and Information About Mahidol University International College Through Online Social Media

The purpose of this research project is to study the behavior, attitude and satisfaction of the respondents with respect to news and information distributed through the social media of Mahidol University International College among high school students in Bangkok. Data was collected from a total of 429 sets of 6 schools whose high students apply

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Learning Strategies and Learner Attitudes in the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game Cube World

The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential of these games as arenas for

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Introducing Cinemagraphs as a New Format for Fashion Online Advertising in Korea

Fashion marketing has used different ways to promote fashion goods, including advertisement. Print or digital media were exploited, however, both format have its strengths and weaknesses whereas the industry needs something more creative and attractive. This study is about introducing and creating cinemagraphs as a new format for fashion advertisement, particularly in Korea. Cinemagraphs are

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Just Transition and the Renewable Energy Industry – to What Extent Does the German Energiewende Consider Decent Work and Job Quality?

The paper refers to the concept of Just Transition and examines the corresponding interface of energy and labour policies in the German renewable energy industry, a subject which has received only little attention in the political and scientific debates surrounding the German Energiewende. On the one hand, the renewable energy industry directly and indirectly benefits

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The Significance of Media in Literary Theory: Shaping the Future of Literary Criticism of Electronic Literature

Media plays an important role in literary studies. Nevertheless, the media has been neglected since the emergence of literary theories and criticism. Today, the development of digital media, which has influenced the world, has greatly influenced the development of literature. This development has created a research gap for further research on the effect of media

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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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Designing Science Simulations in Accordance with Research-Based Guidelines: A Case Study Approach

Educational researchers have shown experimentally that student learning through animations and videos can be made more effective through the consideration of a number of cognitive based design principles. The applicability of these evidence based guidelines in the design of complex science simulations for a popular online course regarding life on other planets is documented in

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Efficient Method of Transaction Processing for Secure Mobile Bill Payments: Pay2S (Save&Safe)

This paper proposes a new method for transaction processing of secure mobile bill payment. Focusing on the performance of the bill payment system which compares the transaction processing of the new method and the tradition method. The transaction processing of the traditional method is a single bill, single transaction (SB-ST). The new method is payment

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Promoting Self-Competences and Life Skills of Children Coming from Vulnerable Groups: Research-Based Development of an Inclusive Education Programme

The presented paper combines research and development in the area of cultural diversity and inclusive education. It addresses the improvement of self-competences and life skills of Roma children in Romania by specific teaching and learning programmes. The presented study and programme FACE Families and Children in Education focuses on promoting the pre-existing competences of primary

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Globalism, Sustainable Future and Gandhian Philosophy: A Critique on Dominant Managerial Philosophy and Search for Egalitarian Alternative

This paper attempts to examine and critique globalism in terms of its de-humanizing and anti-civilizational dimensions. Capitalism during the twentieth century, with its innumerable managerial concepts and theories, promoted self-seeking and cost-benefit-oriented business organizations and enterprises. Consequently, the value structure of capitalism has led to degradation of nature, exploitation of human resources, erosion of moral

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The Soundscape East of The River: Sonic Icons in Nagai Kafū’s Writings

By focusing on the auditory dimension of Nagai Kafū’s (1879-1959) representation of Tokyo in his most renown – and admittedly most representative – novel, Bokutō kidan (A Strange Tale from East of the River, 1937), my paper attempts to provide new insights into this author’s critique of the modern(ized) city. Repeatedly modified and rebuilt in

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Research or Rhetoric? Deconstructing the Norms of Young Language Learning

The legacy of being a native speaker of English is that we have very little exposure to the spoken form of other languages. Our struggle to promote language learning in primary school, despite low teacher confidence, tends to rely on subject knowledge learned in secondary school, which focuses on literacy skills of reading and writing.

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Untouched Voices: Dalit Women’s Autobiographies in Dalit History

This paper will engage with the idea of the self as a narrated, social identity, as this is explored and articulated in Dalit women’s autobiographical writing.The category ‘Dalit’ came into use sometime in the nineteenth century to denote the oppressed and exploited ‘untouchable’ communities of India, traditionally considered so ‘impure’ that they were ‘out-castes’; and

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Using Peerwise to Improve Engagement and Learning

This paper assesses the experiences of Bournemouth University in using the on-line multiple choice question (MCQ) tool, Peerwise, in student learning and engagement. MCQs are excellent for testing knowledge, providing reassurance or identifying development needs. The creation of MCQs reinforces learning by tasking students to generate challenging questions. By engaging students using gamification in these

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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

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Generation Y’s Behaviors in Using Media: A Case Study of Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand

The paper presents results of a study on Generation Y’s Behaviors in Using Media, Bangkok Metropolitan Region as a case study. The purpose of this paper is to review what we know and don’t know about Generation Y’s use of media – also giving a landscape of Generation Y’s media usage. The paper describes Generation

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Imprisoned Souls in Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the theme of imprisonment, both physical and spiritual, in two novels, Men in the Sun (1963) by the Palestinian Ghassan Kanafani and Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by the Dominican Jean Rhys. The paper will explore how both writers depict the suffering of their characters, who

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Policy-Making Process of Higher Education and Vocational Training in the EU

This paper studies the policy-making process of higher education and vocational training in the EU from the viewpoint of norms and legalization. The legal system of the EU is characterized by binding hard law as the legislation and non-binding soft law as the norm. In the field of international relations, the concept of the norm

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Violence and Radicalisation in Communities: The Role of Multi-Agency Partnership in Detection and Prevention

After 37 murders in London during the first three months of 2018, and the 2017 UK terrorist attacks by religious extremists, concerned commentary on this state of affairs emerged in the media. This commentary questioned the Conservative Government cuts (LGA,2015) to public spending, including the Police, and posited this as a possible cause for the

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East Meets West: A Glimpse of the Globalization and Internationalization of Innovation and Discovery

Whether be the politicians, businessmen or academics, “globalization” is such a term that is largely used by everyone in the discourse of development. In McLuhanean view, the result of advent of electronic media can be seen as the creation of “global village”. In contemporary political and academic sphere, globalization stands for little more than a

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Applying Wearable Technology to Facilitate the Transmission of Tacit Knowledge for Practice-Based Learning

The 10,000-Hour Rule, the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task for more than 10 thousand hours (Gladwell, 2008). The ability to speak a language or knead dough requires to a lot of hours practice to accumulate tacit knowledge. Whether the wearable technology can facilitate the transmission

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What Drivers Determine CSR Strategies in the Energy Industry? Evidence From Italy

This paper moves from the awareness that companies in the energy sector are increasingly stimulated to deal with the growing societal challenges – like scarcity of resources and high political instability. Hence, companies in this industry are more and more pushed to fit their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to the pressures of the external

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

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

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Reconciliation: The Conditions of Possibility that Enable Practices in the Anlong Veng Community, Cambodia

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the conditions of possibility that enable practices of reconciliation in the Anlong Veng community, Cambodia. A qualitative method including secondary data analysis as well as field research interviews is being employed. The practices – i.e. negotiation – have been taken into consideration the discourse of power relations

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On the Power of the ‘Non-Complete’: Through Architectural Descriptions in Literature

Power, in architecture, is established by the preference for completion, stability, and unified objects and concepts. Reality, rather paradoxically, suggests partiality and discontinuity of space, experience, and conciseness. Unity, harmony, and finality compose the values according to which architecture is, traditionally, exercising its power. Fragmentary, ambiguity, ruin-ness, and infinity – are referred to as Non-complete

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Road to Achieving Indonesia’s Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC): Spearheading Stricter Preventive Reinforcement to Indonesia’s Peat and Forest Fires

The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) of the Conference of Parties 21 was a breakthrough, driving the agreement with bottom-up approach. It enabled both developing and developed countries to embrace climate reality, taking nationally-driven initiatives to contribute in reducing anthropogenic interference to the climate system, while still acknowledging the varying degree of financial capital, culpability

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The Recentering of the Geo-Political Misplaced Asian Identity in a Post-Colonial South Africa Through the Discourse of Inherited Photographs Pre-1994

The following paper is an analysis of the various Asian communities that had settled in South Africa following the Colonial period into the Apartheid regime and has now been assimilated into the “Asian”, “Indian”, “coloured” and “Malay” racial diaspora in the now ‘democratic’ South Africa. On one level, the paper discusses the re- construction or

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“Hao Shi Duo Mo”: The Combination Practice of Gameplay and Culture Art with IPO-AER Principle

A grindstone was a kind of tool for rural people to grind beans, wheat or other Ingredients to produce food further by human power or animal power in early Taiwan. As time progresses and technology develops, this tool has gradually not been used in modern life of Taiwan, but for many elders, the grindstone is

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Role of Televisual Literacy in Second Language Teaching

In non-native English speaking countries like Asian countries, where English is learnt as second language, teachers explore innovative practices for SLT. Televisual aids are really helpful as teaching tool. The present paper is writer’s endeavour to know how and why they work. Television, in present days, is used in social system by 95%. Although in

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Disneyization of Davao City’s Public Spaces: The Myth and Amusement in Kublai Millan’s Not-So-Indigenous Sculptures

This paper explores the relationship between the role of Davao-based artist Kublai Millan’s gigantic art sculptures and the Disneyization of the public spaces in Davao City. This paper further argues how the sculptures were considered as authentic representations of indigenous peoples and cultures in the city, as well as depictions of nationalism, indigeneity and visual

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Applying a Project Management Strategy to Rule of Law Programs: Recommendations for Myanmar Based on Lessons Learned From Afghanistan

Since 2003, the US government and international partners have worked to develop the rule of law in Afghanistan. This effort has focused on areas such as the judicial system, corrections system, informal justice system, legislative reform, legal education and anticorruption efforts. In a report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, RoL programs

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Investing on Preventive Diplomacy: How ASEAN can Generate Soft Power through Its Peacemaking Mechanism

Preventive diplomacy is defined by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum as diplomatic or political action used by states to avert disputes that has the possibility of threatening regional peace and stability. The 2015 ASEAN integration offers possibilities for the establishment of ASEAN soft power. Soft power is the ability to attract

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The Exploration of Spatial Strategies on Social Construction in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a unique city in China where 70% of people come from outside of the city. In fewer than three decades, Shenzhen has gone from a no-name town of tens of thousands to a prototypical fast-growth city of millions of people. Rapid urbanization has brought out rapid economic development; however, social development has been

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A Culture of Peace and Indigenous Women’s Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Cross-Cultural Concern

Southeast Asia is home to various cultural communities beset with war and conflict. Peace building efforts in the islands have been raised to a certain level of intensity. With the hopes to avoid war and conflict, initiatives toward achieving peace have been documented, but mostly, those which are wanting of stories involving women in the

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Industry Sectors Specifics of Remanufacturing Processes

Today remanufacturing is a key industrial discipline at the end of a product’s life cycle. In terms of the economic potential, remanufacturing facilitates multiple use of the value-added from new production by several life cycles. For preserving work, material and energy effort costs of new production can be avoided. Ecologically, this leads to corresponding resource

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Building Community: Stepping Beyond Typical Large Scale Housing Development Models to Create Better Rural Communities

Community is a vital aspect of living, yet most large scale housing developments tend to focus on achieving maximum occupation rather than creating environments within which communities can grow and thrive. This paper explores the key characteristics of large scale (and post disaster) housing developments in Sri Lanka, and their impact on the culture of

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English for Business Education in India: An Empirical Approach

English seems to have become the global language of business. Most companies across the world are now embracing English as their corporate language. Indian businesses embraced English, initially at the corporate level and later the whole company were found communicating within and outside, in English. Indian Business Schools, in the quest to create global managers,

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Educational Planning: Dropout of CWSN and SLD Children in India

India is striving for universal enrolment up to secondary level in schools. The planning documents reveal that Net Enrolment Ratio (NER) is more than 100 percent whereas Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) is less than 100 percent in elementary education. The paper analyses the data on disability in schools as reported under Unified District Information System

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Bureaucracy of Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics, and Diplomacy of Linkage, Interdependence and Soft Law between US, UK, EU and Japan

This paper investigates the Bureaucracy of Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics and Diplomacy of Linkage, Interdependence and Soft Law between U.S., U.K., EU and Japan. This paper consists of three parts. First, this paper explores the similarity of power-dependence in domestic politics and interdependence in diplomacy. I consider the power-dependence theory in central-local government relations by

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Imagining ‘Empowered’ Futures: Thinking of Possibilities in Contemporary Times

The paper is a presentation of the work based on an intensive ‘field work’ conducted in Hoshangabad district, block Kesla, Madhya Pradesh, India. The work examines the practices of women empowerment and its strategies at the ground level. It is a work which critically pursues the functions of empowerment strategies and goals,with its successes and

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Representation of Chinese-Sundanese Ethnic Identity in Suryakencana Bogor through Code Switching and Code Mixing

Indonesia has 1340 ethnic groups with 300 different ethnic groups recorded (www.netralnews.com). According to Hasbullah (www.academia.edu), there are around 726 regional languages in Indonesia, but only 456 regional languages have been successfully mapped. Indonesian language as a national language is use when one ethnic group wants to communicate with another ethnic group. Language according to

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Real Science in Clear English

Real Science in Clear English The Issue English dominates the world of science. In order for students in countries such as China, India, Asia and the Middle East to compete globally in their fields, an increasing number of their tertiary institutes use English – rather than local languages – as the medium of instruction. However,

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Formulaic Language Patterns in Social Science and Natural Science Research Papers: A Corpus-Based Study

[PREPOSITION the NOUN Of] (e.g. on the basis of, in the case of), as some studies noted (e.g. Biber, 2009; Cortes; 2004), is one of the most frequent frames in academic discourse. Particularly, Groom (2005, p. 259) further emphasized that a similar frame may show different preferences in the words that commonly serve as fillers

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A Study in Information Usage Behavior of Students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University

The study has following objectives as: (1) to study information usage behavior of students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, (2) to study about problems in information usage and (3) study about requirements of the students in information usage. Sample comprised of 300 students. Data were collected by questionnaires analyzed by percentage, mean and SD. The results

ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2013 – Official Conference Proceedings

MediAsia 2013, Osaka, Japan – Social Media and Responsibility; Globalization and Internationalization; Connectedness, Identity and Alienation
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November 8-10, 2013
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Barriers to Girls’ Education at the Elementary Level in India

Gender inequality in India has remained a subject of considerable interest among the researchers. With about one-third population comprising of the youth, India has tried to improve access and quality of education to reap benefits of this demographic dividend. Despite its sustained efforts, studies have found that girls in India still face disadvantage in access

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Meaning for Meaning: Applying the Theories of Dynamic Equivalence and Contextual Correspondence in Language Translation

The effectiveness of “dynamic equivalence” and “contextual correspondence” as theories/approaches in language translation was tested in two translation contexts: (1) applying and testing the theories in translating scientific articles on food biotechnology, and (2) using the theories to analyze the cultural meanings of “storm surge” in the context of the super typhoon “Haiyan” (“Yolanda”). For

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Roles of Administrators in Supporting Science Study for the Basic Education of the Secondary Educational Office, Bangkok

The purposes of this research were to study factors that affects the development of science study and the roles of administrators in supporting science study in basic education of Secondary Educational Office Bangkok. The sampling groups are school directors and head of science departments or science teacher of secondary educational office Bangkok total 400 questionnaires

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Time-honored Tradition Meets 21st Century Literacy: Changes in Composition Instruction

Two researchers, an American and Japanese collaborated on a qualitative project describing Japanese composition instruction in elementary school. We highlight educators from three schools in Japan, framing their pedagogical beliefs with Ivanic’s (2004) discourses of teaching writing. These include discourses of skills, creativity, process, genre, sociopolitical and social practices. We extend this work, taking into

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A Bibliometric Analysis of the Technology Acceptance Literature (1989-2014)

The technology acceptance model (TAM) has generated a long-term impact on management research and recent education literature. However, only little attention was given to bibliographically review the literature development on the ideas of technology acceptance. While many research reviews focused on reexamining the interrelationships among TAM constructs through meta analysis, only few provided systematic overview

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Musical Meaning as Embodied Meaning: The Case of Horror Film Music

The film sound theorist K. J. Donnelly’s essay ‘Demonic possession: horror film music’ (2005) famously remarks that some horror film music attempts at a ‘direct engagement with the physical’ in that they trigger bodily effects ‘bypassed culture’s learned structures’. Donnelly notes that his ‘direct-access thesis’ of (horror) film music is subject to challenge from the

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The Impact of Social Media on University Students’ Learning

Social media are now seen as important tools for education as they can assist students in self-study and in clarifying their misapprehension. Nowadays, social media is increasingly utilised for educational purposes, especially by university students. According to this reality, this paper analyses the impact of social media on university students and its effects on students’

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The Critical Success Factors of Strategy Implementation in Large Service Industry Organizations

Several studies have noted that the strategies often fail mainly at the implementation process. However, most of the research addresses the formation of strategy. The importance of strategy formation is not of lesser important. This paper addresses the implementation aspect of strategy deployment. Strategy execution is selecting a strategy for organizational action to accomplish specific

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Factors Affecting Decisions Concerning Pet-Related Service in Bangkok, Thailand

This research aims to study: 1) things that consumers want in pet malls; 2) information sources of consumers; and 3) criteria that consumers use to decide when choosing pet-related services. This is a quantitative research using questionnaire as the research instrument. Statistics used in the research are frequency, percentage, means, purposive sampling and accidental sampling.

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How Increasing Students’ Interest and Motivation to Study Affects Perceived Service Quality and Academic Satisfaction at University

Instructional Design has provided models and theories to make lectures more effective and attractive. However, managing and evaluating educational outcomes are still challenging because of their intangibility and heterogeneity. In particular, Learning Experience (LX), results in a change in value, motivation, or behavior to study, is rarely included as an integral part of Perceived Outcome

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Ecosystem Services of Rubber Agroforestry System: A Review

Mono rubber plantation is generally known to be a source of high economic income. However, various impacts on ecology remain controversy. In order to balance between the economic and environmental aspects, rubber agroforestry system (RAS), a system that rubbers are planted together with different kinds of tress, is seemed to be the great solution. The

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Ethics Issues on Digital Contents for Pre-Service Primary Teachers: A Gamification Experience for Self-Assessment with Socrative

The Internet has brought many possibilities to access information and digital content for reusing in other contexts. This is especially interesting for future teachers of any level, who can create their educational materials readapting the already available resources -images, sounds, videos and so on- on the Internet. However, many students do not respect the licences

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The Effect of Varying Short Message Service (SMS) Intervention for Promoting Safe Sex Among Army Conscripts in Lopburi Army Area

At present, sexual risk behavior is threatening the health status of the Thai population and undermining quality of life of the population all ages. This study examined the effectiveness of self-regulation and mobile phone SMS intervention to promote safe sex among army conscripts in a central province, Thailand. Conscripts (n=192) were recruited by multi-stage sampling

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Journeying with Communities: Theoretical Reflections from the Community Integration as Complex and Integrative Strategy for Teaching, Research and Community Development

Teaching and serving in a university setting is very challenging and yet very substantial. The role of the faculty members is to respond to the challenge of being agents of social transformation within and outside the university. To be able to respond from this call, faculty members must be committed and equipped with integrated knowledge,

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Improvement of the Logistics Operations of an Integrated Waste Management Company – Application to a Real Case in Portugal

One of the strategies of companies today is, instead of directing their investments on expanding the business, focus more on cost rationalization and business transformation, in order to improve performance and reduce operating costs. In this sense, logistics represents a key function in improving the operations related to the transportation and storage of materials, always

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Propaganda in the Service of Genocide- Case of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

ISIS is considered as great threat to international peace. According to report by Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Human Rights Office, ISIS politics on conquered territories meets statutory criteria of the crime of genocide- actions taken by ISIS are committed with intent to destroy,

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A Study on Technology Acceptance Model with the Service of the E-Gate: A Case of Mini Three Links in Kinmen

This study analyzes the 300 surveys in 2012 from Kinmen E-Gate customs clearnece system based on Technology Acceptance Model (Davis 1989) to provide suggestions on ways to promote using E-Gate system. Kinmen is an island between Taiwan and mainland China, and it is a frequently used transit hub between the two because direct commute was

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Study of Health Practice of Postpartum Women Living in Urban of Nakhonratchasima and Nearby Who Received Family Health Service by Nursing Students During Year 2005 to 2009

This research studyies the behaviors of postpartum women composed of antenatal care, using folk-postpartum medicine, newborn feeding, and family planning. Data collection was via retrospective method which operated from the registration books of maternal and newborn services belonging to the department of family and community nursing. The books were used to record learning activities of

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Adoption Theories in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of Health Service for the 21st Century

The research aims to synthesize the concepts that affect the adoption behavioral of the Enterprise Resource Management system of healthcare in Thailand. The process performed includes analysis  of  synthetic documents and related research to create an interview tool template to be used in interviewing with expert in health organizations. Eight experts who have experience working

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A Literature Review on the Strategy Planning, Implementation and Execution in Large Service Industry and Cultural Effects on Strategy Execution

The pedantic strategy is one of the key element of any cooperation’s success. However, the implementation of the strategy is very important as most of the strategy fails during the implementation stage. The implementation of the strategy is daunting task as it faces many challenges in today’s organizations which endeavors to achieve the performance but

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Using Google Documents to Enhance Peer Editing

Two common goals of writing instructors are to foster collaborative writing and to encourage students to develop independent peer-editing skills. One of the most commonly cited deficiencies in EFL writing, however, is that students tend to depend too heavily on feedback from their teachers, especially within cultures that are teacher-centered. Also, students often view peer

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The Usefulness of Curriculum Mapping in Writing Learning Modules

This study sought to determine the usefulness of curriculum mapping in teaching Asian History. As the High School Social Studies Coordinator, I found it essential to conduct a research on how curriculum maps enable the teachers in our academic unit to articulately plan the curriculum and effectively deliver instruction. Is curriculum mapping useful in teaching

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A Study of Chinese University Students’ Usage of Logical Connectors in English Argumentations, Descriptions and Narrations

Logical connectors are important cohesive devices in written discourse to guide readers through texts. This study aims to examine the cognitive activities that the Chinese university students perform while adopting adversative, causal and temporal logical connectors in English argumentations, descriptions and narrations. It also investigates the factors which explain for the Chinese students’ behaviors of

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Writing Learning Outcomes for Courses/Programs and Beyond

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

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The Impact of Weekly Correction and Feedback in a French Composition Class

This study aims to explore the quantitative and qualitative learning performance of a class of composition in L2 French (junior students) in Taiwan by applying statistic methods such as SPSS and Excel. The students of a French department following a course of writing during the academic year 2015–2016 are chosen as the research object. The

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Gauging the Effectiveness of Diagramming and Scratching an Outline for Small Size Classrooms of English As L3 Users

Writing is one of the most important and challenging skills in the English Language that learners often find difficult to master. Brainstorming is a strategy that is considered effective in facilitating learners with their writing tasks. The present action research focused upon the impact of two brainstorming techniques – diagramming and scratching an outline on

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Writing the Feminine: John Fowles’s Modern Myth

John Fowles writes courageous and other-worldly women characters. John Fowles explores relationships between men and women and has built his major themes around the contrast between masculine and feminine mentality. Fowles has always constructed his fictions upon the principle that women are intrinsically better, more authentic, and freer than men. Throughout his fiction, women tend

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Enhancing Learner Autonomy Using Student-generated Rubrics in Speaking and Writing: A Case in One Singapore Primary School

Student-generated rubrics, as part of formative assessment, have been reported to foster self-regulation and learner autonomy. This in turn can have a positive impact on students’ accomplishment on specific assignments. In view of these reports, an experimental design intervention was implemented on two classes of Grade 5 students (over 80) in one Singapore primary school

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Utilizing Junior High English Texts at the Japanese University Level for Large Non-English Major Courses

Many non-English majors encounter extreme difficulty when it comes to writing in English. Most learners are perplexed when asked to produce sentences that are comprehensible and cohesive enough to form a paragraph. Items such as a topic sentence, connecting clauses and phases may be unknown or long forgotten from their earlier schooling. Japanese junior high

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How Far Does the Influence of Cultural Differences Go on the Implementation and Outcome of a Pedagogical Approach? Implications from Two ESL Classrooms

While contextual influences on teaching and learning are now widely recognized, it is interesting to see how far such influences may go. To investigate how far cultural differences may affect the implementation and impact of a pedagogical approach, a study was conducted in the naturalistic settings of two ESL writing classrooms at the same grade

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The Evidentiary Value of Big Data Analysis

Big data is transforming the way that governments provide security to, and justice for, their citizens. It also, however, has the potential to increase surveillance and government power. Geospecific information – from licence plate recognition and mobile phone data, biometric matches of DNA, facial recognition, financial transactions, and internet search history – is increasingly allowing

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The Literacy Practices of Adolescents in a Digital World

This study investigates young adults’ online literacy practices in asynchronous computer-mediated communication, ACMC, in Taiwan. Aligned with New Literacy Studies, this study explores choices of language, writing systems, and orthography and examines how these features influence young adults’ identity construction in an online community of practice. Viewing digital texts as a social practice entails the

ISSN: 2188-1138 The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ECTC2016 The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECTC2016 Conference Theme: “Convergence & Divergence”
Wednesday, June 29 – Sunday, July 3, 2016
ISSN: 2188-1138

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