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Media And Communications, Joel M. Drotts Esq. Dec 2015

Media And Communications, Joel M. Drotts Esq.

Joel M. Drotts Esq.

The media theories project.


Analysis Of Bibliometrics Information For Select The Best Field Of Study, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2015

Analysis Of Bibliometrics Information For Select The Best Field Of Study, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative analysis of citations and citation counts which is complex. It is so complex and specialized that personal knowledge and experience are insufficient tools for understanding trends for making decisions. We need tools for analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best field of study with promising enough attention. This presentation will provide tools to discover the new trends in our field of study in order to select an area for research and publication which promising the highest research impact.


Blogging And Microblogging For Enhancing The Research Accessibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2015

Blogging And Microblogging For Enhancing The Research Accessibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Scholarly blogs and Microblogs such as Twitter are increasingly attracting attention as new channels of science communication. Blogs and microblogging services like Twitter get your research seen by more non-academics than your peer reviewed papers will ever be. The importance of this is not to be dismissed. Blogs and microblogs are vital tools for academics to publicly communicate about research developments and findings. Academics can also gain feedback from other peers, as well as expand their networks and enhance research visibility. This presentation will provide guidelines on blogs and microblogs as tools for increasing the article visibility and citations. Increased ...


The Influence Of Teaching Metacognitive Reading Strategies On The Reading Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Iranian Efl Learners: An Experimental Study, Ali Taghinezhad Dec 2015

The Influence Of Teaching Metacognitive Reading Strategies On The Reading Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Iranian Efl Learners: An Experimental Study, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of teaching metacognitive reading strategies on the reading self-efficacy beliefs of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 90 upper-intermediate students (50 females and 40 males) were selected in several English language institutes in Shiraz, Iran. A pre-test of reading and a pre-test of reading self-efficacy beliefs were administered to the students to make sure about the homogeneity of their reading ability and their reading self-efficacy beliefs. They were then divided into experimental and control groups based on their scores. Therefore, 49 students were in control group (22 females and ...


Decisive Battles In Levant, Fathi Habashi Dec 2015

Decisive Battles In Levant, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The Levant has been a battle ground since ancient times. The Battle of Kadesh took place in 1274 BC showed the supremacy of iron in war, in the Battle of Yarmouk in 636 AD the Arabs entered the Middle East, in Hittin in 1187 Saladin defeated the Crusaders, in Ein Jalut in 1260 Baibars saved Egypt from destruction by the Mongol, in Marj Dabiq in 1516 the Ottomans opened the way to occupy Egypt and the Middle East, while in World War I General Allenby of the British Empire entered Jerusalem in 1917 thus marking the beginning of the end ...


51 - تحليل تاثير جريان هواي ورودي بر عملکرد تابشگرهاي دما بالا در يک محيط صنعتي, Alireza Zolfaghari, Mahtab Aminzadeh, Dr Ali Safavinejad Nov 2015

51 - تحليل تاثير جريان هواي ورودي بر عملکرد تابشگرهاي دما بالا در يک محيط صنعتي, Alireza Zolfaghari, Mahtab Aminzadeh, Dr Ali Safavinejad

Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

No abstract provided.


Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim Nov 2015

Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The number of citations a paper receives helps to determine the impact of your research. Even if your research is excellent, if no one finds your paper, it won’t be cited. Similar to a company for marketing a retail product, Academic Search Engine Optimization (ASEO) of your journal papers is important to market your research findings. ASEO is almost obligatory if you would like to increase readership of your papers, increase citations and acknowledgment and to create an overall stronger academic visibility, both offline and online. By optimizing your articles, you guarantee that your articles are indexed and gain ...


Chinese Yuan And The American Dollar, Kimberly D. Scott Nov 2015

Chinese Yuan And The American Dollar, Kimberly D. Scott

Kimberly D Scott

The economic relationship between China and the United States has been a hit and miss discussion over the years. One question, in particular, has stimulated more than speculation, but empirical research of whether we know that China's currency is undervalued is certainly a trigger to perform further research.


Create Wikiscientist Profile To Boost Research Visibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim Oct 2015

Create Wikiscientist Profile To Boost Research Visibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

A curriculum vitae (CV) allows you to showcase yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a concise and effective way. Creating an online CV, presenting who you are to your academic and professional peers. Creating and maintaining your online CV is an essential tool in enhancing your research and publications visibility. Enhancing the visibility empowers the researchers to gain recognition in their fields and beyond, communicate their research to a wider audience and grow their networks. In this presentation one of the newest online CV. platform named Wikiscientist will be introduced.


The Rise Of Higher Education And The Chinese Middle Class, Seow Shi Loh Oct 2015

The Rise Of Higher Education And The Chinese Middle Class, Seow Shi Loh

Seow Shi Loh

The presence of the urban middle-class, driven by the need to equip themselves with relevant qualifications and skills, has encouraged enrollment rates to sky-high which the Minister of Education announces to increase additional ten percent during the course of the next decade. (Lin & Sun, 2010) However, the consequences of such unparalleled increase become entangled with China’s social organization that is influencing relationships between the allocation of class and education. Thus, this literature review seeks to (a) disentangle the function of education and class and China’s educational reforms, (b) draw out the destabilizing highlights of the urban middle class ...


A New Research Impact Measuring System, Nader Ale Ebrahim Oct 2015

A New Research Impact Measuring System, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

For years, scientists have been trying to measure the quality of scholarly work by the number of times an article is cited in other articles or the impact factor of the journal which published an article. However, citation is a lagging indicator and journal impact factor may be misleading since a Journal's citation count is usually caused by a small number of articles in that journal. With the rise of the web as the archiving and emerging interaction platform, there is a need for new ways to measure articles and books impact. Altmetrics attempts to use the online activity ...


Speed Tinkering With The Albertsons Library, Deana Brown, Amy Vecchione Oct 2015

Speed Tinkering With The Albertsons Library, Deana Brown, Amy Vecchione

Deana Brown

Speed dating with technology provides the hands-on experience you’re looking for! In this session, you will rotate in groups through a variety of emerging technology stations where you will explore and brainstorm how you can incorporate each tool into your own curriculum. Each station focuses on a specific technology and will have an informational sheet that includes instructions and possible learning outcomes. We’ll conclude with a discussion on how to apply what we learned.


Teachers’ And Learners’ Attitudes Towards Critical Thinking Skills: A Case Study In The Iranian Efl Context, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud Yaghoubi-Notash Oct 2015

Teachers’ And Learners’ Attitudes Towards Critical Thinking Skills: A Case Study In The Iranian Efl Context, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud Yaghoubi-Notash

masoud mahmoodi-shahrebabaki

Modern and forward-looking approaches to education and learning no longer treat learners as passive recipients of knowledge. Rather, they claim to nurture self-monitored and selfdisciplined thinkers who are shown to be academically successful and promising. This qualitative case study aimed at exploring the teachers’ and learners’ attitudes towards critical thinking within the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context of Iran. To this end, the attitudes of eighty Iranian EFL learners and their teacher towards inclusion of critical thinking exercises into their regular syllabus were gauged. The results obtained from 18 unstructured interviews indicated that teacher’s and learners’ responses ...


Maximizing Articles Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim Oct 2015

Maximizing 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 halfway towards receiving citation in the future. The rest of the journey is dependent on disseminating the publications via proper utilization of the “Research Tools”. Proper tools allow the researchers to increase the research impact and ...


Citations And Its Impact To University Ranking, Nader Ale Ebrahim Oct 2015

Citations And Its Impact To University Ranking, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Do you know “Over 43% of ISI papers has never received any citations?” (nature.com/top100, 2014). Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only halfway towards receiving citation in the future. The rest of the journey is dependent on disseminating the publications via proper utilization of the “Research Tools”. Proper tools allow the researchers to increase the research impact and citations for their publications. These workshop series will provide various techniques on how one can increase the visibility and enhance the impact of one’s research work.


Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky Oct 2015

Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

In this paper, I explain variation in the adoption of student-centred teaching practices among college faculty members in a program designed to promote K-20 instructional reform. I analyze data from a qualitative study of a Math and Science Partnership in order to understand why some faculty members had undergone extensive changes to their practices whereas others had not, even though both groups had demonstrated changes in their beliefs. Findings show that when collective identities focused on reform become more salient than the role identities associated with their teaching positions, faculty members are able to persist through the loss of self-efficacy ...


Annual Review Of Social Partnerships 2015 - Arsp 10th Issue, Maria May Seitanidi, Arno Kourula, Jennifer S. A. Leigh, Verena Bitzer, Salla Laasonen, Amelia Clarke, Lucian Hudson, José Carlos Marques, Stella Pfisterer, David Hyatt, Adriane Macdonald, Lea Stadtler, Pieter Glasbergen, Adolf Acquaye, Jessica Mankowski, Julia Diaz, Lamberto Zollo, Adriana Reynaga Morales, Domenico Dentoni, Jill Bogie, Cheryl Martens, Ozgu Karakulak Sep 2015

Annual Review Of Social Partnerships 2015 - Arsp 10th Issue, Maria May Seitanidi, Arno Kourula, Jennifer S. A. Leigh, Verena Bitzer, Salla Laasonen, Amelia Clarke, Lucian Hudson, José Carlos Marques, Stella Pfisterer, David Hyatt, Adriane Macdonald, Lea Stadtler, Pieter Glasbergen, Adolf Acquaye, Jessica Mankowski, Julia Diaz, Lamberto Zollo, Adriana Reynaga Morales, Domenico Dentoni, Jill Bogie, Cheryl Martens, Ozgu Karakulak

Maria May Seitanidi

This is the 10th celebratory issue of the Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP) that provides annually the one-stop shop of high quality curated content in cross-sector collaboration research and practice from around the world. In over 100 pages this issue covers: * State of the art review of 100+ new publications on cross-sector partnerships * New tools for designing highly interactive cross-sector collaboration teaching * Academic and practitioner insights through interviews and original contributions * News from the cross-sector collaboration community * Celebratory section on ARSP volunteering, readership and cross-sector inspiration The ARSP is an open access journal and now available through Greenleaf Publishing ...


Writing Tips And Guidelines, Global Principal Ideas Sep 2015

Writing Tips And Guidelines, Global Principal Ideas

Global Principal Ideas

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Paper: Incorporating 3d Printing Into Your Curriculum, Deana Brown, John Mcintosh Sep 2015

Beyond The Paper: Incorporating 3d Printing Into Your Curriculum, Deana Brown, John Mcintosh

Deana Brown

The ability to communicate effectively in writing is an important requirement for graduation, and success beyond. Increasingly, graduates are also expected to problem solve in a collaborative, and often digital environment. Do you want to foster student’s future success while they gain critical thinking skills and increase their digital literacy? You can achieve both by giving your students the opportunity to work with 3D modeling and printing. Unsure of how to incorporate 3D modeling and printing into your curriculum? In this workshop, Associate Professor John McIntosh from COBE and Assistant Professor/ Librarian Deana Brown from Albertsons Library will explain ...


Investigating The Impact Of Teaching Listening Comprehension Strategies On The Improvement Of Listening Comprehension Ability Of Iranian Efl Learners, Ali Taghinezhad Sep 2015

Investigating The Impact Of Teaching Listening Comprehension Strategies On The Improvement Of Listening Comprehension Ability Of Iranian Efl Learners, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

This study aimed at investigating the influence of teaching listening comprehension strategies on the improvement of listening comprehension ability of Iranian EFL learners. In doing so, 80 upper-intermediate students were chosen to take Interchange Placement Test. The students were divided equally into two groups: experimental group and control group. They were given a strategy use questionnaire. According to the results of the study, the experimental group showed higher levels of proficiency in comparison with the control group after receiving instruction. Therefore, it was concluded that teaching listening comprehension strategies can play a major role in the improvement of listening comprehension ...


The Importance Of Culture In Second And Foreign Language Learning, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian, Israr Hussain Mahar Sep 2015

The Importance Of Culture In Second And Foreign Language Learning, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian, Israr Hussain Mahar

Bahram Kazemian

English has been designated as a source of intercultural communication among the people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. A range of linguistic and cultural theories contribute meaningful insights on the development of competence in intercultural communication. The speculations suggest the use of communicative strategies focusing on the development of learners’ efficiency in communicating language through cultural context. However, the teaching of culture in communication has not been paid due importance in a number of academic and language settings of Pakistan and Iran. This assignment study indicates problems in view of teaching English as a medium of instruction in public ...


The Impact Of A Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shelley Flippen Conroy, Helen M. Sep 2015

The Impact Of A Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shelley Flippen Conroy, Helen M.

Shelley Flippen Conroy

Study abroad programs have increased dramatically. Most programs are short-term and include a cultural immersion as well as classroom and/or service learning. In this article, the authors discuss a study abroad program to China that included cultural immersion and classroom learning specific to traditional Chinese medicine. Participants kept journals with specific writing assignments and reflections about their experiences during the trip. At the conclusion of the trip, a qualitative survey was administered to the participants. Outcomes included the benefits of cultural immersion and a greater appreciation of cultural diversity, complementary and alternative medicine and holistic health care. Participants were ...


Pilot Study For Validity And Reliability Of An Aptitude Test, Bahram Kazemian Sep 2015

Pilot Study For Validity And Reliability Of An Aptitude Test, Bahram Kazemian

Bahram Kazemian

The study was conducted in the department of the English University of Gujrat during Spring- 2012 semester. A question paper was designed to check the aptitude of the intermediate students of population 25. There were three sections; Grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension, in the question paper. Section: A (Grammar) was proved valid with 84.33 % of validity. The validity of Section: B (vocabulary) and Section C (reading comprehension) were 91.64 % and 52.00 respectively. As a whole, the validity of all the questions was 75.99 %. Thus, the designed aptitude test may be considered reliable.


Learning Management System Success: Increasing Learning Management System Usage In Higher Education In Sub-Saharan Africa, Joel S. Mtebe Phd Sep 2015

Learning Management System Success: Increasing Learning Management System Usage In Higher Education In Sub-Saharan Africa, Joel S. Mtebe Phd

Joel S. Mtebe (Ph.D.)

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted by higher education institutions globally for over a decade. Institutions in sub-Saharan Africa now spend a significant proportion of their limited resources on installing and maintaining these systems. This expenditure continues to increase, raising questions as to whether LMS in these institutions are fulfilling their potential. The article investigates this question by analyzing the literature published on LMS usage from across the region. The article concludes by proposing strategies that can help institutions make more effective use of their LMS. The aim is to help institutions to identify effective strategies for supporting ...


Initial Results From The First National Survey Of Student Outcomes From Small Satellite Program Participation, Jeremy Straub Sep 2015

Initial Results From The First National Survey Of Student Outcomes From Small Satellite Program Participation, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

This paper presents initial results of the first national / international survey of student participants in CubeSat and other small spacecraft programs. It aims to make portions of the results of the survey available for immediate use by the CubeSat / small spacecraft community prior to the completion of a thorough analysis of the results and consideration of correlating and prospective causation factors for various outcomes.


Design And Implementation Of Satellite Software To Facilitate Future Cubesat Development, Timothy Whitney, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Marsh Sep 2015

Design And Implementation Of Satellite Software To Facilitate Future Cubesat Development, Timothy Whitney, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Marsh

Jeremy Straub

The OpenOrbiter project is a campus-wide effort at the University of North Dakota to design and build a low-cost CubeSat-class satellite. The intent is to create a publically- available framework that allows a spacecraft to be built with a parts cost of less than USD $5,000 (excluding mission payload-specific costs). This paper focuses on OpenOrbiter’s software system methodology and implementation.

Current work seeks to create a generalized framework that other CubeSat developers can use directly or alter to suit their mission needs. It discusses OpenOrbiter’s overall design goals with an emphasis on software design. The software architecture ...


Hydrometallurgy In The Past Decades. A Personal View, Fathi Habashi Aug 2015

Hydrometallurgy In The Past Decades. A Personal View, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

In the 1940s hydromtallurgy benefitted a great deal from Manhattan Project in USA, then in the 1950s a new technology was introduced by Sherritt-Gordon Mines in association with the Mines Branch in Ottawa to treat ores with ammonia under pressure and to precipitate metals from solution by hydrogen under pressure. Since then hydrometallurgy has made great progress as evidenced by the number of conferences held to discuss this topic. A personal view of these developments with those involved is given.


Yakimowski Named Assistant Dean For Assessment In Its College Of Education, Mary E. Yakimowski Aug 2015

Yakimowski Named Assistant Dean For Assessment In Its College Of Education, Mary E. Yakimowski

Mary E. Yakimowski

Mary E. Yakimowski has been named assistant dean for assessment at Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education (FCE). In this new role, Yakimowski will provide leadership in the development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive assessment system for FCE students and programs.


100 Most Cited Articles In Urban Green And Open Spaces: A Bibliometric Analysis, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo, Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ali Sharghi, Roozbeh Arabi Aug 2015

100 Most Cited Articles In Urban Green And Open Spaces: A Bibliometric Analysis, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo, Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ali Sharghi, Roozbeh Arabi

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Researchers have contributed significantly to the development of the subject of urban green and open spaces (UGOS) in both practical and fundamental aspects. As the number of citations indicates a paper and author’s competency, the online web of science (ISI) was browsed to identify the 100 most cited papers in the field of UGOS from 1980 to 2013. Papers were analyzed for authorship, journal sources, publishers, institutions, countries, year of publication, categories, and author keywords. The total number of citations was compared to the average number of citations per year. From 1105 UGOS papers returned, the maximum number of ...


Best Practices For Student Learning Assessment In Smaller-Sized Undergraduate Mass Communication Programs, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Aug 2015

Best Practices For Student Learning Assessment In Smaller-Sized Undergraduate Mass Communication Programs, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Assessment of student learning in higher education is no longer optional, because the public increasingly expects universities to spend less and produce more. Generating detailed, meaningful assessment is challenging, particularly for smaller-sized mass communication programs with limited resources. Mass communication-focused assessment literature is scarce. This best practices essay reviews other research to illustrate proven examples of ways to assess simply and effectively in undergraduate mass communication programs to achieve maximum faculty support and curriculum improvement.