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Orostiff: Face-Referenced Measurement Of Perioral Stiffness In Health And Disease, Shin-Ying Chu, Steven M. Barlow, Douglas Kieweg, Jaehoon Lee 2010 University of Kansas

Orostiff: Face-Referenced Measurement Of Perioral Stiffness In Health And Disease, Shin-Ying Chu, Steven M. Barlow, Douglas Kieweg, Jaehoon Lee

Special Education and Communication Disorders Faculty Publications

A new device and automated measurement technology known as OroSTIFF is described to characterize non-participatory perioral stiffness in healthy adults for eventual application to patients with orofacial movement disorders associated with neuromotor disease, traumatic injury, or congenital clefts of the upper lip. Previous studies of perioral biomechanics required head stabilization for extended periods of time during measurement which precluded sampling patients with involuntary body/head movements (dyskinesias), or pediatric subjects. The OroSTIFF device is face-referenced and avoids the complications associated with head-restraint. Supporting data of non-participatory perioral tissue stiffness using OroSTIFF are included from 10 male and 10 female healthy ...


Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation Changes Speech Respiratory And Laryngeal Control In Parkinson's Disease, Michael J. Hammer, Steven M. Barlow, Kelly E. Lyons, Rajesh Pahwa 2010 University of Wisconsin

Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation Changes Speech Respiratory And Laryngeal Control In Parkinson's Disease, Michael J. Hammer, Steven M. Barlow, Kelly E. Lyons, Rajesh Pahwa

Special Education and Communication Disorders Faculty Publications

Adequate respiratory and laryngeal motor control are essential for speech, but may be impaired in Parkinson's disease (PD). Bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) improves limb function in PD, but the effects on respiratory and laryngeal control remain unknown. We tested whether STN DBS would change aerodynamic measures of respiratory and laryngeal control, and whether these changes were correlated with limb function and stimulation parameters. Eighteen PD participants with bilateral STN DBS were tested within a morning session after a minimum of 12 h since their most recent dose of anti-PD medication. Testing occurred when DBS was ...


Using Visual Scene Displays To Create A Shared Communication Space For A Person With Aphasia, Karen Hux, Megan Buechter, Sarah Wallace, Kristy S.E. Weissling 2010 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Using Visual Scene Displays To Create A Shared Communication Space For A Person With Aphasia, Karen Hux, Megan Buechter, Sarah Wallace, Kristy S.E. Weissling

Special Education and Communication Disorders Faculty Publications

Background: Low-tech visual scene displays (VSDs) combine contextually rich pictures and written text to support the communication of people with aphasia. VSDs create a shared communication space in which a person with aphasia and a communication partner co-construct messages.

Aims: The researchers examined the effect of low-tech VSDs on the content and quality of communicative interactions between a person with aphasia and unfamiliar communication partners.

Methods & Procedures: One person with aphasia and nine unfamiliar communication partners engaged in short, one-on-one conversations about a specified topic in one of three conditions: shared-VSDs, non-shared-VSDs, and no-VSDs. Data included discourse analysis scores reflecting the conceptual complexity of utterances, content unit analyses of information communication partners gathered from the interaction, and Likert-scale responses from the person with aphasia about his perception of communicative ease and effectiveness.

Outcomes & Results: Comparisons made across conditions revealed: (a) the most conversational turns occurred in the shared-VSDs condition; (b) communication partners produced utterances with higher conceptual complexity in the shared-VSDs condition; (c) the person with aphasia conveyed the greatest number of content units in the shared- VSDs condition; and (d) the person ...


Examining The Impact Of Student Involvement And Intercultural Experiences On Perceptions Of Institutional Commitment To Diversity, Aaron Klein Haight 2010 Eastern Michigan University

Examining The Impact Of Student Involvement And Intercultural Experiences On Perceptions Of Institutional Commitment To Diversity, Aaron Klein Haight

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of involvement in student organizations as it relates to perceptions of campus climate. The researcher conducted a crosssectional, ex-post facto secondary data analysis of a 2005 institutional survey on diversity at Great Falls State University. The researcher utilized a Chi Square Test for Independence, as well as a Forward Thinking Logistic Regression Model to analyze the data. Although the main emphasis of the research was student involvement in student organizations, the researcher also analyzed data pertaining to background demographics and campus climate. The data results demonstrated differences in perception in ...


Faculty Development In Instructional Technology: A Multiple Case Study, Robson Moura Marinho 2010 Andrews University

Faculty Development In Instructional Technology: A Multiple Case Study, Robson Moura Marinho

Faculty Publications

Employing the descriptive multiple case study method, this qualitative study explores the experiences of ten faculty members involved in learning about technology at a Major Pubic University in the United States. Participants shed light on the learning process in instructional technology by sharing their personal experiences, perspectives, ideas and behaviors. This paper summarizes the results of the study, making comparisons with related literature, and then discussing its practical implications and recommendations for faculty development. The findings indicate the need of a more holistic approach to faculty development programs in instructional technology.


Language Learning Interest At A New Management University In Multilingual Singapore, Glenn Wharton 2010 Singapore Management University

Language Learning Interest At A New Management University In Multilingual Singapore, Glenn Wharton

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The purpose of this article is fourfold: first, to report on a university-wide survey assessing demand among bilingual undergraduates for foreign language study in a management university in Singapore; second, to determine those factors influencing students' foreign language choice and also those influencing decisions not to pursue foreign language study; third, to discuss how the results contribute to curricular planning for foreign language provision; and fourth, to provide readers with a non-U.S. or European perspective on the issues of foreign language learning interest and choice. Using an online survey, results from 708 respondents indicated that, although already bilingual, an ...


Using Magnets, Paper Clips, And Ball Bearings To Explore The Shapes Of Molecules, Rajeev Dabke, Zewdu Gebeyehu 2010 Columbus State University

Using Magnets, Paper Clips, And Ball Bearings To Explore The Shapes Of Molecules, Rajeev Dabke, Zewdu Gebeyehu

Faculty Bibliography

No abstract provided.


Teaching Science Using Guided Inquiry As The Central Theme: A Professional Development Model For High School Science Teachers., Anil Banerjee 2010 Columbus State University

Teaching Science Using Guided Inquiry As The Central Theme: A Professional Development Model For High School Science Teachers., Anil Banerjee

Faculty Bibliography

The author describes a professional development model for high school science teachers based on the framework of inquiry and science standards. The ‘Learn-TeachAssess Inquiry’ model focuses on guided inquiry labs as the central theme and builds on these labs to reinforce science concepts and abilities to understand and engage in inquiry in accordance with national/ state science standards. A professional development model for high school science teachers based on the framework of inquiry and National Science Education Standards has been developed and field tested for three years. This model requires intensive involvement of teachers and project personnel in workshops, material ...


The Relationship Between High School Mathematical Achievement And Quantitative Grade Point Average In A Pre-Engineering Curriculum., Jennifer Brown 2010 Columbus State University

The Relationship Between High School Mathematical Achievement And Quantitative Grade Point Average In A Pre-Engineering Curriculum., Jennifer Brown

Faculty Bibliography

No abstract provided.


Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role Of Star Scientists In Commercialization Of Radical Science, Reddi KOTHA, Gerard GEORGE 2010 Singapore Management University

Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role Of Star Scientists In Commercialization Of Radical Science, Reddi Kotha, Gerard George

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We examine the effects of individual, team, and institutional capabilities on the governance of technology contracts. Star scientific teams may work on higher quality projects which may be of high or low risk, depending on the maturity of the technology. Arguments that assumed that both capabilities and risk are codetermined, and seldom diverge in their effects on incentive preferences, may be tenuous in these cases. We test our predictions using a two-stage model in a sample of 1,474 inventions that were licensed through performance or upfront contracts. We find that when individuals and teams have strong capabilities, they prefer ...


Identifying Students’ Mental Models Of Sound Propagation: The Role Of Conceptual Blending In Understanding Conceptual Change, Zdeslav Hrepic 2010 Columbus State University

Identifying Students’ Mental Models Of Sound Propagation: The Role Of Conceptual Blending In Understanding Conceptual Change, Zdeslav Hrepic

Faculty Bibliography

We investigated introductory physics students’ mental models of sound propagation. We used a phenomenographic method to analyze the data in the study. In addition to the scientifically accepted Wave model, students used the “Entity” model to describe the propagation of sound. In this latter model sound is a self-standing entity, different from the medium through which it propagates. All other observed alternative models contain elements of both Entity and Wave models, but at the same time are distinct from each of the constituent models. We called these models “hybrid” or “blend” models. We discuss how students use these models in ...


Holistic Religious Education: Toward A More Transparent Pathway From Philosophy To Practice, Lanelle Cobbin 2010 Avondale College

Holistic Religious Education: Toward A More Transparent Pathway From Philosophy To Practice, Lanelle Cobbin

Theses Masters Coursework

The challenge to match philosophy with practice is an age-old concern. For Seventh-day Adventist Education, the challenge is no different. Within this context rests religious education. In this more specific realm, this challenge has been impeded in a number of different ways. Two are relevant to this study. The Adventist religious education classroom could well be considered a nexus for the purposes of Adventist educational philosophy. It holds much potential for holistic, authentic faith formation. There is evidence to suggest however, that in recent years, instruction in religious education within the context of Adventist Education has been somewhat paralysed by ...


Farmville, 1963: The Long Hot Summer, Jill Ogline Titus 2010 Gettysburg College

Farmville, 1963: The Long Hot Summer, Jill Ogline Titus

Civil War Institute Faculty Publications

On July 9, 1963, a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch informed his readers that black protesters had attempted two sit-ins in the college town of Farmville, the hub of rural Prince Edward County. Obviously shocked by these developments, he termed the events at the College Shoppe restaurant and the State Theater "the first reported Negro movement in this Southside Virginia locality, which has gained prominence in recent years as the focal point of a struggle over the closings of Prince Edward County's schools." In this writer's mind, and perhaps many of his readers' as well, social movements were ...


Character Education Using Pedagogical Agents And Socratic Voice, Rania Hodhod 2010 Columbus State University

Character Education Using Pedagogical Agents And Socratic Voice, Rania Hodhod

Faculty Bibliography

Promoting ethical, responsible, and caring young people is a perennial aim of education. Schools are invited to include moral teaching in every possible curriculum, such as the core subjects and sports teams and clubs. Efforts have been done to find other teaching ways other than traditional ones such as games or role play or engaging students in moral dilemmas. Computer games have been always found as one of the most engaging learning platforms. This paper introduces AEINS, a learning environment that is designed and implemented based on the learning theories such as: Bloom’s Taxonomy, Keller’s ARCS model and ...


Principals' Perceptions Of Meeting Vision And Collaboration Standards In Alternative Schools, Perry DiCarlo 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Principals' Perceptions Of Meeting Vision And Collaboration Standards In Alternative Schools, Perry Dicarlo

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The present research was designed to address principals’ perceptions of meeting vision and collaboration standards in alternative schools. A multiple case study was used to accomplish the goals of this study. The objective and questions of this research pertains to school leaders’ behavior, knowledge, and performance within the context of a school leadership situation. Ecological theory framed this study as it refers to a student’s life within and outside of the school walls. The six research questions were formed and the basis of this exploration of two alternative school principals and contributes to an eventual portrait of the importance ...


International Graduate Students And U.S. Innovation, Svetoslav I. Semov 2010 Gettysburg College

International Graduate Students And U.S. Innovation, Svetoslav I. Semov

Gettysburg Economic Review

This paper attempts to empirically evaluate the contribution of international graduate students to U.S. innovation. The main framework used is a simplified version of the ―national ideas production function‖. Two econometric specification are estimated – one in which a time trend is incorporated to observe the short-term relationship between the variables and one in which no time trend is included with the goal of capturing the variables‘ long term equilibrium relationship. The results suggest that in the long-term the number of international graduate students significantly (at the 10% level) affects innovative activity. However, when the short-term relationship of the variables ...


Aeins: Interactive Narrative Role In Fostering Character Education, Rania Hodhod 2010 Columbus State University

Aeins: Interactive Narrative Role In Fostering Character Education, Rania Hodhod

Faculty Bibliography

Promoting ethical, responsible, and caring young people is a perennial aim of education. Efforts have been done to find other teaching ways other than traditional ones such as games and role play. Narrative-based computer games have found their way as engaging learning platforms that allow collaboration of humans and computers in the creation of innovative experiences. In this paper, we focus on the design of an adaptive, interactive narrative model that makes use of a student model to provide an individualized story-path and an individualized learning process. In other words, we aim to have strong learning objectives underpinned by effective ...


Shilpa Sayura Foundation - The Shilpa Sayura E-School, Lien Centre for Social Innovation 2010 Singapore Management University

Shilpa Sayura Foundation - The Shilpa Sayura E-School, Lien Centre For Social Innovation

Social Space

In a country like Sri Lanka ravaged by decades of civil war, access to educational resources for an ethnically diverse population is scant at best, leading to disproportionate failure rates among high school students. The Shilpa Sayura team proposes to transform 600 existing tele-centres that facilitate e-learning and self-learning of the national curriculum to a new domain of digital knowledge that develops rural education in Sri Lanka.


Rethinking Community-Service Education In Singapore Schools, Cheng Chye Chua 2010 Singapore Management University

Rethinking Community-Service Education In Singapore Schools, Cheng Chye Chua

Social Space

From Community Involvement Programmes to Service-Learning, Singapore has continued to grapple with how to encourage the spirit of service among students. Author Chua Cheng Chye, an educator, writes about what is still lacking in the overall picture and why ecological thinking can provide a rounded, holistic approach to service and community-building.


What Do Deans Do?, Julie DAVIES, Howard THOMAS 2010 Association of Business Schools

What Do Deans Do?, Julie Davies, Howard Thomas

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The article offers information on the jobs of business school deans in Great Britain. According to a survey of deans conducted by the Association of Business Schools, effective deans need resolve conflict and deal with issues face-to-face. It says that they try to be selective about which meetings they attended and are appointed to support others' talents and ensure the accomplishment of their works. It adds that they often encounter dilemmas between spending time and energy on operations.


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