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Computer Aided Pronunciation Learning For Al-Jabari Method: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff Dec 2014

Computer Aided Pronunciation Learning For Al-Jabari Method: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff

Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim

Speech processing for Quranic Arabic is an active field of research, since a few years ago. We propose in this paper, a review on the potential of automatic speech recognition (ASR) computer-based technology to support Quranic learning processes. Thus, the aspects of Computer-Aided Pronunciation Learning (CAPL) are discussed, focusing towards the implementation on Quranic learning through Al-Jabari method. We believe Al-Jabari method is fast and efficient, as well as a practical way of learning Al-Quran. The analysis of CAPL systems towards the implementation in Quranic learning through Al-Jabari method are discussed in details.


"Research Tools": Tools For Supporting Research And Publications, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2014

"Research Tools": Tools For Supporting Research And Publications, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

“Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. “Research Tools” enable researchers to collect, organize, analyze, visualize and publicized research outputs. Dr. Nader has collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct path in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs with more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4 ...


Improving Citations Of Published Articles, Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, Geetha Ramamoorthy Dec 2014

Improving Citations Of Published Articles, Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, Geetha Ramamoorthy

Balasubramanian Thiagarajan

Higher educational institutions are ranked according to the number of citations received for their published work. More the citations better is the ranking. Every researcher hence looks to improve the citation score for their published work. This article attempts to review the various options a researcher has in improving citations. Studies reveal that better the visibility greater is the citation score.


Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2014

Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This article provides guidelines on how to optimize scholarly literature for academic search engines like Google Scholar, in order to increase the article visibility and citations.


“Used-Book Sales” Report : Key Factors Determining The Publisher’S Success, Lissa Coffey Oct 2014

“Used-Book Sales” Report : Key Factors Determining The Publisher’S Success, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

In March, 2006, the Book Industry Study Group published the first study of the used book market. Somewhat miraculously, BISG got data from the major players in the used book marketplace. Because the study is so detailed and broad, The Idea Logical Company prepared a precis of the high points. That summary follows; it is, of course, much more useful reading if you have the study in hand, which is available from www.Bisg.org. The material below refers to tables which are contained in the original report. report on “Used-Book Sales” contains a huge amount of information. How helpful ...


Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Oct 2014

Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Extensive research affirms the benefits of engaging public relations undergraduates in campaigns and projects for real world clients. At the same time, instructors often have difficulty evaluating student learning and performance in such work, for three reasons: (1.) In order for the work to truly be real world, instructors must allow students a high level of autonomy. (2.) Clients are often poor judges of appropriate public relations practice. (3.) Students often hesitate to inform instructors of strategic challenges or team member negligence or malfeasance. This poster session presents a brief overview of assessment concepts affirming why it is important to ...


Explicit Form Focus Instruction: The Effects On Implicit And Explicit Knowledge Of Esl Learners, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi Oct 2014

Explicit Form Focus Instruction: The Effects On Implicit And Explicit Knowledge Of Esl Learners, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

The study examines the effect of explicit form focus instruction and specifically metalinguistic information feedback on the development of both implicit and explicit knowledge of adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Ninety-one subjects at the lower intermediate level were carefully selected through placement test at one of the selected education centre in Kuala Lumpur and randomly assigned into experimental and control groups by the researcher. A quantitative study was conducted over approximately four weeks in 16 sessions. Modal (can and have to), past tense with –ed, Present perfect (since and for), Comparatives, Unreal conditionals were chosen as the ...


Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman Sep 2014

Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Measuring the number of papers which are published each year, publication productivity is the factor which shows the reputation of universities and countries. However, the effect of growing economy and using internet on the publication productivity in Asian countries has not been discovered yet. The present research is going to figure out the publication productivity among the elite universities in Asian countries and also ten top universities around the world in the last twenty years (from 1993 to 2012). Furthermore, the current research is aimed to study the relationship among publication, gross domestic product (GDP) and internet usage. It is ...


Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale Ebrahim Aug 2014

Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer software tools to find, organize, analyze, and share relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to select from, for various research-related uses. Nader has collected over 700 tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility ...


Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam Aug 2014

Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of the number of paper versions on citations. The data were retrieved from the Essential Science Indicators and Google Scholar for 101 highly cited papers from Malaysia in the field of engineering. An equation for estimating the citation in ISI based on Google scholar is offered. The results show a significant and positive relationship between both citation in Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science with the number of versions ...


Perkembangan Komputerisasi, Wong Sugih Jul 2014

Perkembangan Komputerisasi, Wong Sugih

Wong Sugih

Presentasi Kursus Komputer Murah Terbaik Di Jakarta? Hanya Di Computer First! di http://www.prestisewan.tk/2014/07/27-kursus-komputer-murah-terbaik-di-jakarta-hanya-di-computer-first.html


Establishing A Baseline Of Psychometric Estimates Of Measurement Of Intercultural Competence Of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting The Stage For Domestic And Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak Jun 2014

Establishing A Baseline Of Psychometric Estimates Of Measurement Of Intercultural Competence Of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting The Stage For Domestic And Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak

Iryna Dzhuryak

Post-Soviet Ukraine is in a time of upheaval and transition. Internal relations between pro-Western and pro-Russian supporters have deteriorated in the light of recent political events of Euro Revolution, Russia’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula, and the militant confrontations in the southeastern regions of the country. In the light of these developments, intercultural competence is greatly needed to alleviate domestic tensions and enable effective intercultural communication with the representatives of different cultures within the country and beyond its borders. This study established a baseline of psychometric estimates of intercultural competence of Ukrainian higher education faculty. A sample of 276 ...


33 Tips To Maximize Articles’ Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim Jun 2014

33 Tips To Maximize Articles’ Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The number of citations contributes to over 30% in the university rankings. Therefore, most of the scientists are looking for an effective method to increase their citation record. On the other hand, increase research visibility in the academic world in order to receive comments and citations from fellow researchers across the globe, is essential. Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only the mid point towards receiving citation in the future. The balance of the journey is completed by disseminating the publications by using the proper “Research Tools”. This presentation provides 33 different tips for increasing the citation ...


How To Promote Your Article (43 Ways To Improve Papers Citations), Nader Ale Ebrahim Jun 2014

How To Promote Your Article (43 Ways To Improve Papers Citations), Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Writing an article for online distribution in a way that maximized the chances of citation hits, is different from preparing one for print journals in some small, but important, respects. To be cited, articles have to be visible in an electronic environment. Therefore, publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals will be a halfway of receiving citation in the future. The rest of the way is advertising and disseminating the publications by using the proper “Research Tools”. Familiarity with the tools allows the researcher to increase his/her h-index in the short time. This article provides a list of ...


Assessment Essentials: Engaging A New Audience, Michael J. Mastalski Iii, Jo Campbell, Anat Levtov Jun 2014

Assessment Essentials: Engaging A New Audience, Michael J. Mastalski Iii, Jo Campbell, Anat Levtov

Michael J Mastalski III

No abstract provided.


Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing, Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari Jun 2014

Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing, Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This paper discusses plagiarism origins, and the ethical solutions to prevent it. It also reviews some unethical approaches, which may be used to decrease the plagiarism rate in academic writings. We propose eight ethical techniques to avoid unconscious and accidental plagiarism in manuscripts without using online systems such as Turnitin and/or iThenticate for cross checking and plagiarism detection. The efficiency of the proposed techniques is evaluated on five different texts using students individually. After application of the techniques on the texts, they were checked by Turnitin to produce the plagiarism and similarity report. At the end, the “effective factor ...


How To Enhance Research Visibility & Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim May 2014

How To Enhance Research Visibility & Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Increase your research visibility in the academic world in order to receive comments and citations from fellow researchers across the globe, is essential. Because, The number of citations contributes to over 30% in the university rankings. Therefore, most of the scientists are looking for an effective method to increase their citation record. Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only the mid point towards receiving citation in the future. The balance of the journey is completed by advertising and disseminating the publications by using the proper “Research Tools”. Nader who has developed a method for increasing the visibility ...


Citation Frequency And Ethical Issue, Nader Ale Ebrahim May 2014

Citation Frequency And Ethical Issue, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

There is no significant penalty for the most frequent self-citers, and the effect of self-citation remains positive even for very high rates of self-citation. However, WoS has dropped some journals from its database because of untrue trends in the citations. The same policy also should be applied for the most frequent self-citers. The ethics of publications should be adhered to by those who wish to conduct research and publish their findings.


Case Studies In E-Rpl And E-Pr, Roslyn A. Cameron, Allison Miller Apr 2014

Case Studies In E-Rpl And E-Pr, Roslyn A. Cameron, Allison Miller

Roslyn Cameron

The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use is sporadic across educational sectors, disciplines, educational institutions and professions. Added to this is an array of purposes and types of e-RPL and e-PR models and practice. The aim of this paper is to build on the conceptual framework developed by Cameron (2012) for e-RPL and e-PR and to provide case studies for each of the four types developed within this framework: e-PR for Professional Accreditation; e-RPL for Workplace Recognition; e-RPL for Access ...


Towards An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Student Learning In Computer Science Courses, Jeremy Straub, Tom Stokke, Scott Kerlin Apr 2014

Towards An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Student Learning In Computer Science Courses, Jeremy Straub, Tom Stokke, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

This poster presents an overview of ongoing work in the Computer Science Department to assess the learning oc-curring in multiple undergraduate courses in an analytical manner which will facilitate semester-to-semester and in-stitution-to-institution comparisons. It describes the types of assessments created (which are course-specific based on ACM model content areas identified as covered by the instructor), their use, data analysis and the conclu-sions which can be drawn. Limited initial data is also pre-sented.


Visibility And Citation Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Embi Mohamed Amin, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar Mar 2014

Visibility And Citation Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Embi Mohamed Amin, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The number of publications is the first criteria for assessing a researcher output. However, the main measurement for author productivity is the number of citations, and citations are typically related to the paper's visibility. In this paper, the relationship between article visibility and the number of citations is investigated. A case study of two researchers who are using publication marketing tools confirmed that the article visibility will greatly improve the citation impact. Some strategies to make the publications available to a larger audience have been presented at the end of this paper.


Web-Based Student Peer Review: A Research Summary, Edward F. Gehringer Mar 2014

Web-Based Student Peer Review: A Research Summary, Edward F. Gehringer

Edward F Gehringer

Interest in Web-based peer-review systems dates back nearly 20 years. Systems were built to let students give feedback to other students, mainly to help them improve their writing. But students are not necessarily effective peer reviewers. Left to their own devices, they will submit cursory reviews, which are not very helpful to their peers. Techniques have been developed to improve the quality of reviews. Calibration is one such technique. Students are asked to assess samples of writing that have previously been assessed by experts. Students must submit an evaluation “close enough” to the experts’ before they are allowed to review ...


Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage And Publication Productivity: Comparison Among Asean (Association Of Southeast Asian Nations) And World’S Best Countries, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman Mar 2014

Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage And Publication Productivity: Comparison Among Asean (Association Of Southeast Asian Nations) And World’S Best Countries, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Publication productivity, as measured by the number of papers, has been regarded as one of the main indicators of reputation of countries and institutions. Nevertheless, the relationship among research publications, economic growth and World Wide Web in ASEAN countries is still unclear. The main intention of this study was to identify publication productivity among ASEAN and the world’s top ten countries in the last 16 years (1996-2011). This study also aimed at finding the relationship among publication, gross domestic product (GDP) and internet usage. Furthermore, the publication trend in the 10 first Malaysian universities was evaluated for the same ...


Users Acceptance Of Online Enrollment Processes In A Higher Education Institution, Luis F. Rodriguez Jan 2014

Users Acceptance Of Online Enrollment Processes In A Higher Education Institution, Luis F. Rodriguez

Luis F Rodriguez

Little is known about perceptions of online enrollment processes. Satisfaction is part of the assessment, but evidence suggests that administrators are oriented to retention and graduation rates rather than to user perceptions. This study validated a model that enables the measurement of online enrollment processes by the analysis of perceptions.


There Is The Need Of Technical & Entrepreneural Education In Africa To Produce Job Creators And Not Job Seekers, George E. Ekeha Jan 2014

There Is The Need Of Technical & Entrepreneural Education In Africa To Produce Job Creators And Not Job Seekers, George E. Ekeha

George E Ekeha

Education is the gateway to today's economic drive and therefore the various educational policies in Africa must be tailor made to help achieve the needed economic development. Many African countries are saddle with youth unemployment and these has variously culminated into violence demonstrations against governments across Africa. There are many schools across Africa who trained student as job-seekers and very few are equipped with the entrepreneurial skills and mindset to create employment for themselves and others in their communities. This article looks at the current educational standards in Ghana and its effects on the capabilities of young graduates to ...


Ethical Conflicts Experienced By Iranian Efl Teachers In The Classroom Context, Zahra Alimorad Jan 2014

Ethical Conflicts Experienced By Iranian Efl Teachers In The Classroom Context, Zahra Alimorad

Zahra Alimorad

Recently, EFL teachers’ ethical conflicts in the situated classroom context have got paramount importance. This paper presents findings from an empirical study of ethical conflicts Iranian EFL teachers encounter while engaged in classroom assessment. Critical incidents generated by 49 practicing teachers revealed that a majority of reported conflicts were related to Do No Harm principle. Most of the conflicts they encountered involved basic values as one of the conflicting elements while two new conflicting elements emerged in the specific context of this study. It was concluded that Iranian educational policy might need to be changed to mitigate some of these ...


Does It Matter Where College Students Live? Differences In Satisfaction And Outcomes As A Function Of Students’ Living Arrangement And Gender, Larry D. Long Jan 2014

Does It Matter Where College Students Live? Differences In Satisfaction And Outcomes As A Function Of Students’ Living Arrangement And Gender, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences of students residing in on-campus housing with those of students residing in fraternity/sorority housing, specifically to explore the differences in academic success, alcohol use, and perceptions of the living environment as a function of students’ living arrangement and gender. The researcher sampled 772 respondents from the aggregate results of five institutions that administered the ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Assessment and the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2009—10 academic year. Differences by living arrangement and gender were tested using a rank-based factorial analysis of variance. The results revealed ...


The Development, Validity, And Reliability Of A Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies In Student Affairs, Rishi Sriram Jan 2014

The Development, Validity, And Reliability Of A Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies In Student Affairs, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

The study of competencies in student affairs began more than 4 decades ago, but no instrument currently exists to measure competencies broadly. This study builds upon previous research by developing an instrument to measure student affairs competencies. Results not only validate the competencies espoused by NASPA and ACPA, but also suggest adding a new competency and dividing some existing competencies into separate ones. Competency strengths, competency weaknesses, and implications for current practice and future research are discussed.


A Cohort's Culture Of Learning, Kelly Visnak Jan 2014

A Cohort's Culture Of Learning, Kelly Visnak

Kelly Visnak

This study explored the social involvement among cohort members from a professional graduate program delivered in a blended learning environment. Qualitative directed content analysis was used with a methodological framework derived from Edgar Schein’s (2010) ten dimensions of learning culture. The findings showed the cohort developed a culture of learning.


Future Leadership Paradigms Your Choice, Derek J. Ambrose Dr Jan 2014

Future Leadership Paradigms Your Choice, Derek J. Ambrose Dr

Derek J Ambrose Dr

Leaders with new skill sets, or those working from paradigms which conflict with that of the organisation into which they have been recruited, will encounter significant frustration and constraints resulting in ineffective leadership, and a significant shortfall in outcomes.