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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.


Common Core In The Commonwealth: A Research Imperative For Kentucky Communication Scholars, Michael G. Strawser Aug 2015

Common Core In The Commonwealth: A Research Imperative For Kentucky Communication Scholars, Michael G. Strawser

Michael G Strawser

As Communication scholars we must sharpen our instructional focus, identify our learning outcomes, and build the argument that Communication education has significant interdisciplinary implications in K-12 curricula. The Common Core State Standards emphasize communication, specifically public speaking and listening in K-12 learner outcomes and the Commonwealth of Kentucky was the first state to adopt the Common Core Standards. This position paper establishes a broad framework for research and advocacy opportunities to develop the connection between the interdisciplinary implications surrounding K-12 Communication education, the Common Core, and relationships to current standards. This essay offers a foundation for Communication scholars seeking a ...


El Curso De Práctica Profesional En La Facultad De Derecho De La Universidad De Buenos Aires. Crítica A Una Formación Práctica Segmentada., Luciano Antico Jul 2015

El Curso De Práctica Profesional En La Facultad De Derecho De La Universidad De Buenos Aires. Crítica A Una Formación Práctica Segmentada., Luciano Antico

Luciano Antico

Son hartas conocidas las virtudes que exhibe el curso de práctica profesional de la abogacía en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, a través de las clínicas de asesoramiento y patrocinio jurídico gratuito: cumplimiento del fin de extensión universitaria y formación práctica, ético y social de los futuros profesionales de la abogacía. Sin embargo, en lo que respecta a la formación profesional de los abogados (o por lo menos en lo que constituye la oferta de formación), la práctica profesional, por cómo está pensada hoy en día, en mi opinión, resulta insuficiente. En efecto, por cómo ...


Measuring Explicit And Implicit Knowledge: A Psychometric Study In Sla, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi Jul 2015

Measuring Explicit And Implicit Knowledge: A Psychometric Study In Sla, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

Lack of valid means of measuring explicit and implicit knowledge in acquisition of second language is a concern issue in investigations of explicit and implicit learning. This paper endeavors to validate the use of four test (i.e., Untimed Judgment Grammatical Test, UJGT; Test of Metalinguistic Knowledge, TMK; Elicited Oral Imitation Test, EOIT; and Time pressured Judgment Grammatical Test, TJGT) from a set of instruments introduced by Ellis (2005) to measure explicit and implicit knowledge of ESL learners. The result of Principal Component Analysis shows the UJGT and TMK loaded on first factor (i.e., explicit knowledge) and the EOIT ...


Effective Factors For Increasing University Publication And Citation Rate, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Hadi Salehi, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Hossein Gholizadeh Jun 2015

Effective Factors For Increasing University Publication And Citation Rate, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Hadi Salehi, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Hossein Gholizadeh

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Despite the vital role of paper publication and citation in higher education institutions (HEIs), literature on publication exercises is relatively scarce. There are a number of factors which influence the rate of university publications and citations. Accordingly, with a focus on policy perspectives, this paper discusses publication exercises by addressing the factors that can increase or decrease the rate of publication and citation in HEIs. The investigated zones are divided into two macro and micro levels, in which macro level deals with global policy and micro level is related to local and university policies. The effective factors and their relevant ...


An Investigation Of Nominalization And Lexical Density In Undergraduate Research Proposals, Thu Ha T. Nguyen, Emily C. Edwards Jun 2015

An Investigation Of Nominalization And Lexical Density In Undergraduate Research Proposals, Thu Ha T. Nguyen, Emily C. Edwards

Bahram Kazemian

Academic writing is considered an essential skill for academic success not only for undergraduate study but also for students’ further education and professional development. This writing genre has certain characteristics often lacking in students’ research writing. This study explores two characteristics in students’ research proposals, nominalization and lexical density (LD), after the students completed courses on academic writing and Second Language Research (SLR) in their second year at a Vietnamese pedagogical university. It also investigates the effectiveness of writing training in increasing students’ performance regarding the use of given features. The findings, obtained from analyzing students’ proposals and recorded interviews ...


Can Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (Pals) Improve The Reading Levels Of Struggling First Graders?, Jessica A. Naranjo Jun 2015

Can Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (Pals) Improve The Reading Levels Of Struggling First Graders?, Jessica A. Naranjo

Jessica A Naranjo

No abstract provided.


3 Gold Medals For Unikl In I-Idex 2015, Azman Ismail Jun 2015

3 Gold Medals For Unikl In I-Idex 2015, Azman Ismail

Azman Ismail

No abstract provided.


An Integrated Gray-Fuzzy Cause And Effect Approach To Determine The Most Significant Categories Of Project Risks, Amin Vafadarnikjoo, Mohammadsadegh Mobin, Christian Salmon, Nikbakhsh Javadian Jun 2015

An Integrated Gray-Fuzzy Cause And Effect Approach To Determine The Most Significant Categories Of Project Risks, Amin Vafadarnikjoo, Mohammadsadegh Mobin, Christian Salmon, Nikbakhsh Javadian

Mohammadsadegh Mobin

Identifying critical risks in projects has become a core step in project risk management process; however, the nature of this step can be complex and unstructured, suggesting a benefit in research towards prioritizing project risks on the basis of a cogent method. This paper presents a Gray Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (GDEMATEL) method for prioritizing sources of project risk within a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) framework. The framework categorizes sources of risk via the Project Management Institutes’ (PMI) Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS). For this study, project expert judgments and preferences are the source of knowledge about project risk ...


Course, Counselor, And Teacher Gaps: Addressing The College Readiness Challenge In High-Poverty High Schools, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Jun 2015

Course, Counselor, And Teacher Gaps: Addressing The College Readiness Challenge In High-Poverty High Schools, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

More than half of all public school children live in low-income families. As the number of poor children has risen, so has the number of children who attend high-poverty schools. According to 2012 data, the most recent available, 1 in 5 children attend a school where at least 75 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch—up from 12 percent just 12 years ago. Concentrated poverty is most prevalent in urban areas, where 34 percent of students attend high-poverty schools. Given the racial/ethnic makeup of our nation's urban centers, many of these students are children of ...


¿Porqué No Dejan Competir A Gastón? Cuando Las Libertades De Empresa, Libre Iniciativa Privada, Libre Competencia, Y Libre Acceso Al Mercado No Aplican A Los Chefs, Max Salazar Gallegos May 2015

¿Porqué No Dejan Competir A Gastón? Cuando Las Libertades De Empresa, Libre Iniciativa Privada, Libre Competencia, Y Libre Acceso Al Mercado No Aplican A Los Chefs, Max Salazar Gallegos

Max Salazar Gallegos

Análisis de los Derechos Constitucionales de Libre Empresa, Iniciatva Privada, Libre Competencia, y Libre Acceso al Mercado en relación a la prohibición de abrir nuevas Universidades en el Perú, y el control de la calidad en la educación.


Research Methodology2, Abbas Madraky May 2015

Research Methodology2, Abbas Madraky

Abbas Madraky

No abstract provided.


The Scientific Articles On Art Criticism, Mina Hedayat, Pegah Jahangiri, Aida Torkamani, Mahsa Mashayekhi, Sabzali M. K., Nader Ale Ebrahim May 2015

The Scientific Articles On Art Criticism, Mina Hedayat, Pegah Jahangiri, Aida Torkamani, Mahsa Mashayekhi, Sabzali M. K., Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Research has been extremely involved in improving in the art criticism area. These improvements are reflected in scientific articles. This article purposed to investigate the 214 articles in art criticism to explore their main characteristics. These articles published in the Web of Science database of the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) from the period of 1980 till 20 December 2013. Types of articles were article and review which is included in the study. The three top cited (more than 10 times citations) articles in art criticism were published in 1993 and 1999. The 214 articles mean citation rate was 0 ...


A Study Of Professional Learning Communities: Characteristics Of Implementation And Perceived Effectiveness In Improvement Schools In West Virginia, Kristy East May 2015

A Study Of Professional Learning Communities: Characteristics Of Implementation And Perceived Effectiveness In Improvement Schools In West Virginia, Kristy East

Kristy A East

No abstract provided.


Creating A Supportive Working Environments For Academic Staff, Aidan Kenny Dr, Marie Clarke Dr, Andrew Loxley Dr May 2015

Creating A Supportive Working Environments For Academic Staff, Aidan Kenny Dr, Marie Clarke Dr, Andrew Loxley Dr

Aidan Kenny Dr

No abstract provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih May 2015

Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih

Win Shih

There is an increasing emphasis on learning outcomes assessment in the accreditation process in higher education in general and in library education specifically. This mixed methods study investigated the practice of outcomes assessment at master’s programs in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Six salient themes emerged from the survey responses of Accreditation Liaison officers and the content analysis of 12 program presentations of MLIS programs. First, outcomes assessment has taken hold at MLIS programs in which 93% of programs have adopting a common set of learning goals and ...


Produkt-Orientierte Übersetzung: Weg Von Der Insel, Uwe Muegge Apr 2015

Produkt-Orientierte Übersetzung: Weg Von Der Insel, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Um maximale Produktivität und hohe Qualität, d.h. minimale Nacharbeit nach der eigentlichen Übersetzungsphase, zu erreichen, müssen alle Übersetzenden mit Translation- Memory-Systemen arbeiten – selbst wenn es nur um die Übersetzung einzelner Sätze geht. Nur wenn alle Übersetzenden und Revisoren durchgängig mit Translation- Memory-Systemen arbeiten, ist sichergestellt, dass bereits übersetzte und genehmigte Inhalte geschützt sind und dass die stilistische Konsistenz auch innerhalb der größten Projekte gewährleistet ist. Wenn es neben der Verwendung von Translation-Memory-Systemen noch einen Faktor gibt, der für den Erfolg produktorientierter Übersetzungsprojekte entscheidend ist, dann ist es die Verfügbarkeit von umfassenden mehrsprachigen Terminologiedatenbanken zu Beginn derartiger Projekte. Dabei ist ...


Unikl Outstanding Achievement In I-Envex 2015, Azman Ismail Apr 2015

Unikl Outstanding Achievement In I-Envex 2015, Azman Ismail

Azman Ismail

No abstract provided.


Strategies To Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim Apr 2015

Strategies To Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Do you know “Over 43% of ISI papers have never ever received any citations?” (nature.com/top100, 2014). Now it’s time to start spreading the word around your findings and analysis. 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 using the proper “Research Tools”. Proper utilization of the tools allows the researchers to increase the research impact and citations for their publications. This workshop will provide you various techniques on how you can increase the visibility and hence ...


Pre And Post Survey-Based Prediction Of Results From Student Characteristics, Jared Estad, Michael Kuehn, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim Apr 2015

Pre And Post Survey-Based Prediction Of Results From Student Characteristics, Jared Estad, Michael Kuehn, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim

Jeremy Straub

This study was created to compare a large data set of students class surveys. In this data set, there exist both pre- and post-survey data. A set of knowledge based questions exist at the end of the survey. Our intention is to use the other data with in each survey to predict based on a singular set of pre-survey data a students potential for success throughout the course. As such, we need to account for data on the pre-survey and its knowledge based questions. Then, we need to account for how this data may interact with the data on the ...


Course Outcome Prediction Using An Expert System, Michael Kuehn, Jared Estad, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim Apr 2015

Course Outcome Prediction Using An Expert System, Michael Kuehn, Jared Estad, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim

Jeremy Straub

Determining how well a student will perform in a course based on their prior knowledge of the course material and other factors may help determine student placement and the need for remedial instruction. This poster presents work on the creation of an expert system that attempts to predict a student’s performance based on a pre-evaluation test and responses to background preparation questions. This work utilizes data from prior students to train and test the system.


Pakar Seo Ganteng, Seobetter Odong1 Odong1 Odong1 Apr 2015

Pakar Seo Ganteng, Seobetter Odong1 Odong1 Odong1

SEOBetter

pakar seo - Sementara itu, Mircosoft Indonesia mengaku belum ada rencana untuk membangun data center di Indonesia. Saat ini, penyimpanan data penggunanya masih mengandalkan data center yang berada di luar negeri. "Saat ini, data center kami yang terdekat itu di Singapura. Saat ini, saya belum tahu Microsoft bangun data center di Indonesia," ujar Aries. Ketika disinggung mengenai aturan pemerintah yang mewajibkan kepada perusahaan, segala bentuk transaksi elektronik maka diwajibkan untuk menyimpan data publik, server utama, dan cadangannya di Indonesia. Aries mengungkapkan, Mircrosoft belum bisa memberitahukan rencana pembangunan data center di Tanah Air.


Tutoring Across Boundaries: When An Esol Student Becomes A Writing Tutor, Ying-Bei Wang Apr 2015

Tutoring Across Boundaries: When An Esol Student Becomes A Writing Tutor, Ying-Bei Wang

Ying-bei Wang

This presentation shares my experiences as a writing tutor working with ESOL students and focuses on the role cultural differences play in shaping how writers from different cultural backgrounds think and write.


Involvement Of Undergraduate Students In Research: A Comparison Of Course Research Components, Paid Research Activities, Student-Led Projects And Independent / Directed Study Courses, Jeremy Straub Apr 2015

Involvement Of Undergraduate Students In Research: A Comparison Of Course Research Components, Paid Research Activities, Student-Led Projects And Independent / Directed Study Courses, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

Involving undergraduate students in bona fide research can provide multiple types of benefits. Whether students elect to pursue research careers or not, research experiences can be beneficial. Students gain an excellent resume item and interview discussion topic. They also gain experience in team participation dynamics and project management and the opportunity to put techniques that they have learned in the classroom to use. In interdisciplinary projects, they learn to work with those from other disciplines, gain an understanding of the challenges of doing so and gain an understanding of the vernacular of these other disciplines.

This paper presents an overview ...