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Mapping Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Typology Of Institutional Diversity, Anne-Marie Nunez, Gloria Crisp, Diane Elizondo Jan 2016

Mapping Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Typology Of Institutional Diversity, Anne-Marie Nunez, Gloria Crisp, Diane Elizondo

Gloria Crisp

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


¿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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Speed Dating In History: Fostering Critical Thinking, Patricia L. Rieman Mar 2015

Speed Dating In History: Fostering Critical Thinking, Patricia L. Rieman

Patricia L Rieman

When students role-play, their learning is personalized (Joyce & Calhoun, 2014). Add the challenge of finding compatible partners, and students are fully engaged as they infer the connections between themselves and their “dates”. Mix in the final element of limiting the opportunity to interact with potentially compatible partners, and students must quickly determine importance, synthesize, and then verbalize the details of their personas. Additionally, students must analyze their partner’s message to identify connections to their own, infer hidden identities, and describe their cognitive processes. In this session on using speed-dating to teach history, all of these actions come together to ...


Social And Academic Success Of Chinese International Students At Michigan State University, Bristol Day, Larry D. Long Mar 2015

Social And Academic Success Of Chinese International Students At Michigan State University, Bristol Day, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The continued rise of international student enrollment at institutions of higher education in the U.S. has brought with it a heightened urgency for student affairs professionals to not only understand the challenges facing our student populations, but to also create effective academic and social support structures on our campus. Utilizing institutional data, trends will be shared related to the social and academic integration of Chinese students as well as recommendations related to campus partnerships and successful programmatic interventions.


Leveling The Scale - Strategies For Maintaining Wellness, Larry D. Long, Ryan Bunts Mar 2015

Leveling The Scale - Strategies For Maintaining Wellness, Larry D. Long, Ryan Bunts

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Does A Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis Of Malaysian Highly Cited And Review Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, H. Ebrahimian, Maryam Mousavi, Farzad Tahriri Feb 2015

Does A Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis Of Malaysian Highly Cited And Review Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, H. Ebrahimian, Maryam Mousavi, Farzad Tahriri

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Earlier publications have shown that the number of references as well as the number of received citations are field-dependent. Consequently, a long reference list may lead to more citations. The purpose of this article is to study the concrete relationship between number of references and citation counts. This article tries to find an answer for the concrete case of Malaysian highly cited papers and Malaysian review papers. Malaysian paper is a paper with at least one Malaysian affiliation. A total of 2466 papers consisting of two sets, namely 1966 review papers and 500 highly-cited articles, are studied. The statistical analysis ...


It’S Ok To Talk To The [Insert Major Here] Students, Jeremy Straub Feb 2015

It’S Ok To Talk To The [Insert Major Here] Students, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

No abstract provided.


El Estado Y La Universidad A La Luz De La Constitución, Daniel Soria Luján Feb 2015

El Estado Y La Universidad A La Luz De La Constitución, Daniel Soria Luján

Daniel Soria Luján

No abstract provided.


Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark Feb 2015

Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark

Joseph S Clark

Invited talk addressing history and status of distance learning at FSU.


Matriculating Masculinity: Understanding Undergraduate Men’S Precollege Gender Socialization, Frank Harris Iii, Ed.D., Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2015

Matriculating Masculinity: Understanding Undergraduate Men’S Precollege Gender Socialization, Frank Harris Iii, Ed.D., Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Social scientists, educational researchers, postsecondary educators (including student affairs professionals), and others have attempted to understand problematic behavioral trends and developmental outcomes among undergraduate men. Little attention has been devoted to examining the masculine identities and ideals about manhood that these students bring to college contexts, hence the purpose of this study. The sample comprised 68 undergraduate men representing a range of backgrounds and subgroups. Findings indicate that parental influences, interactions with same-sex peers, and involvement in youth sports were socializing factors informing ideas about masculinity that students brought with them to college. Recommendations for supporting the college transitions and ...


Self-Assessment Of The Use Of Plagiarism Avoiding Techniques To Create Ethical Scholarship Among Research Students, Ahsan Ullah Jan 2015

Self-Assessment Of The Use Of Plagiarism Avoiding Techniques To Create Ethical Scholarship Among Research Students, Ahsan Ullah

Ahsan Ullah

The use of plagiarism avoiding techniques can be helpful to maintain academic integrity, a better learning environment and intellectual honesty. This explored the use of plagiarism avoiding techniques for creating ethical scholarship among research students. It also measured the association between the frequency of using plagiarism avoiding techniques and the satisfaction about knowledge of plagiarism. Data were collected from seven universities through an online self-structured questionnaire. Ordinal logistic regression analysis was used to explore the variance. The association between the frequency of using plagiarism avoiding techniques and satisfaction about knowledge of plagiarism was indicated. Differences were also found on the ...


Syllabus Design And Needs Analysis Of Students In Educational System, Ali Taghinezhad Jan 2015

Syllabus Design And Needs Analysis Of Students In Educational System, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

Abstract A syllabus is a plan showing the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course, especially a course that leads to an exam. There are various syllabuses available for different purposes. This article represents the classification of syllabuses regarding different authors' views and perspectives. The aim of this article, after depicting available syllabuses, is to state that in order to have the most useful syllabus in education, one which results in the best learning outcome for the students, the educational system should take its selection principles based on students' needs.


Fundraising For Affordability: Well, Somebody's Got To Pay For It. Panel Presentation With Lauren Fancher, Jeff Galant, Gerry Hanley, And Marilyn Moody, Marilyn K. Moody Jan 2015

Fundraising For Affordability: Well, Somebody's Got To Pay For It. Panel Presentation With Lauren Fancher, Jeff Galant, Gerry Hanley, And Marilyn Moody, Marilyn K. Moody

Marilyn K. Moody

This individual panel presentation by Marilyn Moody describes the work being undertaken by Portland State University to reduce student costs for textbooks and course materials. It describes the major stakeholders and their impact. It also includes Portland State strategies being used to build support and funding for textbook affordability initiatives. Full panel conference abstract: These three entities have successfully fundraised in order to address the cost of course materials on campuses. Lauren Fancher and Jeff Gallant of ALG will discuss state government funds for the University of Georgia Regents, Gerry Hanley will present his efforts working with private foundations with ...


Development Of A Scale To Measure Academic Capital In High-Risk College Students, Rishi Sriram, Christa Winkler Jan 2015

Development Of A Scale To Measure Academic Capital In High-Risk College Students, Rishi Sriram, Christa Winkler

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This study presents a psychometric instrument that measures academic capital in college students. Academic capital is a set of social processes that aid students in acquiring the knowledge and support necessary to access and navigate higher education. This study establishes the validity and reliability of the Academic Capital Scale. In addition to validating the six components of academic capital identified by St. John, Hu, and Fisher (2011), two additional components of academic capital were identified. Providing scholars and practitioners with a measure of academic capital allows institutions to critically examine and restructure their current support programs for high-risk college students.


Application Of E-Devices In Teaching And Its Effectiveness In State Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria, Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi, Samuel Olutokunbo Adekalu, Afeez Kolawole Shittu Jan 2015

Application Of E-Devices In Teaching And Its Effectiveness In State Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria, Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi, Samuel Olutokunbo Adekalu, Afeez Kolawole Shittu

Olukunle Saheed, OLUDEYI

Since ICT has become a new and pervasive supplementary tool in teaching job, this descriptive survey research examines the application of electronic devices in teaching and its influence on teaching effectiveness of academic staff of Nigeria universities. Tai Solarin University of Education and Olabisi Onabanjo University, both in Ogun State, were used as case study. The study population comprises all the students and lecturers in the universities. Multi-stage sampling technique utilizing proportional random sampling was used to select the study sample. In choosing the sample size, each university was grouped into strata based on colleges/faculties amounting to ten colleges ...