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Mindful Awareness Intervention Effects On Memory And Affect During Late Adolescence, Talia D. Boxman, Martha Pelaez Dec 2013

Mindful Awareness Intervention Effects On Memory And Affect During Late Adolescence, Talia D. Boxman, Martha Pelaez

Talia D Boxman

Abstract: The effects of a mindful awareness intervention on improving memory and affect levels amongst three late-adolescent participants was examined using an alternating treatments design. The results of the intervention demonstrated differing degrees of effectiveness for each participant, suggesting both psychological and educational applications.


Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award, Robin L. Danzak Dec 2013

Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award, Robin L. Danzak

Robin L. Danzak

No abstract provided.


Empty Seats: Addressing The Problem Of Unfair School Discipline For Boys Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Dec 2013

Empty Seats: Addressing The Problem Of Unfair School Discipline For Boys Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


The Promise Of Education: Reversing The High School Dropout Crisis For Boys And Young Men Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Dec 2013

The Promise Of Education: Reversing The High School Dropout Crisis For Boys And Young Men Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Educational Outcomes From The Openorbiter Small Spacecraft Development Program, Jeremy Straub Dec 2013

Educational Outcomes From The Openorbiter Small Spacecraft Development Program, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

The OpenOrbiter program [1] is developing a low-cost framework for the creation of space-craft by researchers and educators worldwide [8]. In addition to the technical objectives, ed-ucational assessment [2, 3] has also been a key focus. Students working on development of the spacecraft [4] were asked what types of benefits they sought from their participation [5]. The assessment of the attainment of these benefits is ongoing, in conjunction with continued development in pursuit of the crea-tion of a set of designs that can be used to build a spacecraft with a cost of under $5,000 [13] .


Openorbiter Combined Software Work Breakdown Structure, Jeremy Straub, Timothy Whitney, Tyler Leben, Kelton Karboviak, Zach Maguire, Christoffer Korvald, Scott Kerlin Dec 2013

Openorbiter Combined Software Work Breakdown Structure, Jeremy Straub, Timothy Whitney, Tyler Leben, Kelton Karboviak, Zach Maguire, Christoffer Korvald, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

As part of CSCI 297, students created work breakdown structures for different areas of the OpenOrbiter project’s software groups. In CSCI 207, they learned about all aspects of project management via experiential learning. They acted as project management ‘consultants’ to the OpenOrbiter software teams. To facilitate the creation of the work breakdown structures, they interviewed team leads, attended team meetings and discussed current progress and needs with members of the teams. In some cases, they collected additional information from reference sources and/or spoke with other teams which would be the ‘customer’ of a particular area of the software ...


Increasing National Space Engineering Productivity And Educational Opportunities Via Intrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Jeremy Straub Dec 2013

Increasing National Space Engineering Productivity And Educational Opportunities Via Intrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

Research and educational efforts related to space engineering or requiring access to space face significant startup costs. The cost of developing a 1-U (10 cm × 10 cm × 11 cm) CubeSat from scratch can be approximately $250,000. Those buying a kit must pay amortized vendor development costs on a per-mission basis, creating a lower per-mission barrier. Kit users are also constrained by being unable to make changes to vendor subsystems without incurring substantial redevelopment costs or vendor charges. The Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) is changing this by providing freely available design documents for a 1-U CubeSat class spacecraft ...


Professional Development In Advising Black Greek Letter Organizations: Foundations For Future Skill Building, Dave A. Louis, Sarah L. Louis Dec 2013

Professional Development In Advising Black Greek Letter Organizations: Foundations For Future Skill Building, Dave A. Louis, Sarah L. Louis

Dave A Louis

No abstract provided.


Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli Dec 2013

Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli

Jaya Kannan

WebEx is a web conferencing solution that allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. WebEx combines desktop sharing through a web browser with audio and video conferencing, so everyone sees the same thing while you talk.


Libraries And Educational Technologies 2013 Academic Program Review Self-Study, Jenne M. Klotz, Andrea H. Adams Nov 2013

Libraries And Educational Technologies 2013 Academic Program Review Self-Study, Jenne M. Klotz, Andrea H. Adams

Jenne M. Klotz

This academic program review covers fiscal years 2007-2013 for the libraries and educational technologies division of James Madison University.


Article Review Of Randolph (2006) ‘A Guide To Writing The Dissertation Literature Review’, Sadruddin Bahadur Qutoshi Nov 2013

Article Review Of Randolph (2006) ‘A Guide To Writing The Dissertation Literature Review’, Sadruddin Bahadur Qutoshi

Sadruddin Bahadur Qutoshi

The main purpose of this review of the article is to analyze critically to what extent the author has been successful in capturing the essence of literature review by addressing the key issues like: how faulty literature review leads to derail of a dissertation; how to write high-quality dissertation literature review; purpose of writing literature review; taxonomy of literature review; steps to conduct literature review; common mistakes and framework for the self-evaluation of a literature review. The researcher used Cooper’s (1988) taxonomy of literature reviews (CTLR) as methodological tool to critically review the claims of the author. The researcher ...


Scenario-Based Learning: Transforming Tertiary Teaching And Learning, Reesa Sorin Nov 2013

Scenario-Based Learning: Transforming Tertiary Teaching And Learning, Reesa Sorin

Reesa Sorin

This paper documents the evolution of an online teaching program based on authentic learning and utilising Scenario-based learning (SBL) as a teaching tool. SBL, where students are presented with situations derived from actual classroom practice, affords learners a more active role in their learning and the opportunity to develop real life skills outside the institution; in order to operate successfully in the global state. By participating in scenarios that target teaching dilemmas worldwide, students gain experience and understanding that can be transferred to various international educational contexts.


Automated Tajweed Checking Rules Engine For Quranic Learning, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zaidi Razak, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman Nov 2013

Automated Tajweed Checking Rules Engine For Quranic Learning, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zaidi Razak, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman

Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a structural overview of speech recognition system for developing Quranic verse recitation recognition with Tajweed checking rules function. This function has been introduced, due to support the existing and manual method of talaqqi & musyafahah method in Quranic learning process, which described as face to face learning process between students and teachers. Here, the process of listening, correction and repetition of the correct Al-Quran recitation took place in real time condition. However, this method is believed become less effective and unattractive to be implemented, especially towards the young Muslim generation who are ...


Using The Client-File Method To Teach Transactional Law, Bradley T. Borden Nov 2013

Using The Client-File Method To Teach Transactional Law, Bradley T. Borden

Bradley T. Borden

This Article presents a teaching method (the client-file method) for transactional law courses that combines the business school case-study method with the law school case method. The client-file method of teaching requires students to become familiar with real-word legal issues and the types of documents and information that accompany matters that transactional clients bring to attorneys (i.e., the contents of a client file). The method also requires students to learn and apply substantive law to solve problems that arise in a transactional law practice. Because the client-file method places students in a practice setting, it helps them become more ...


Relations Between Language Learning Strategies, Language Proficiency And Multiple Intelligences, Karim Hajhashemi, Alireza Shakarami, Neil Anderson, Seyed Yasin Yazdi-Amirkhiz, Wuying Zou Nov 2013

Relations Between Language Learning Strategies, Language Proficiency And Multiple Intelligences, Karim Hajhashemi, Alireza Shakarami, Neil Anderson, Seyed Yasin Yazdi-Amirkhiz, Wuying Zou

Karim Hajhashemi

The theory of multiple intelligences (MI) developed by Gardner, proposes at least nine different human intelligences that are distinct and relatively autonomous human intelligences through which people learn. It has been theorized that knowing our MI profile assists us to learn and use this awareness to obtain necessary information and knowledge from a lesson. Characterizing learners’ personal MI profiles thus may enhance learning. Language learners’ learning process, on the other hand, can be facilitated through the use of language learning strategies, particularly if the strategies have been explicitly developed by instructors who possess knowledge about individuals’ learning styles. This paper ...


Digital Self-Efficacy And Language Learning Enhancement In An Online Setting, Karim Hajhashemi, Alireza Shakaramia, Hassan Khajehei Nov 2013

Digital Self-Efficacy And Language Learning Enhancement In An Online Setting, Karim Hajhashemi, Alireza Shakaramia, Hassan Khajehei

Karim Hajhashemi

The importance of personal factors such as personality traits, learning strategies, self-esteem, and self-efficacy in the complicated task of language learning has been established for years. However, the introduction of computers, networks and their wide communication affordances, seem to impact many aspects of learning and teaching and particularly language learning and teaching. The storage place, manner, and magnitude of learning materials for example, have shifted from the human mind to portable digital storage places that consequently require different types of aggregation, retrieval, and usage of information. Noting the rapid communication of today through networking, ICT competency plays important roles with ...


Ecological Development And Personal Change, Cristobal Salinas Jr, Aja Holmes Nov 2013

Ecological Development And Personal Change, Cristobal Salinas Jr, Aja Holmes

Cristobal Salinas Jr

No abstract provided.


Flooding In Secondary School Students In Ogba / Egbema / Ndoni Local Government Area In Rivers State, Nigeria, Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr Nov 2013

Flooding In Secondary School Students In Ogba / Egbema / Ndoni Local Government Area In Rivers State, Nigeria, Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr

Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr

This study dwells on flooding in Secondary School Students in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria, which occurred in October 2012. The result of review showed that floods in Omoku occurred mostly at the event of rainfall intensity and amount and especially at rainy season but this particular flood occurred in October 2012 after the main rainy season (August/September). Factors other than rainfall identified to substantially influenced flooding in the study are: lack of good drainage network, dumping of wastes / refuse in drainage and water channels, topographic characteristics, overflowing of riverbanks, low infiltration due to ...


Emerging Views On Making: Fibre Graduates Reflect On Their Practice, Kathleen Morris Nov 2013

Emerging Views On Making: Fibre Graduates Reflect On Their Practice, Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris

This narrative research examines the ways in which craft is conceptualized from the perspective of five recent graduates from the Material Art and Design Fibre Program at a prominent Canadian art and design university. Recognizing the cultural currents that have excised acts of making, including Western de-industrialization and abundant access to offshore labour markets, this research looks at the role of maker within a new societal context. A nascent theoretical platform for craft, shaped by artists and academics, counters a dearth of voices that has characterized the field’s history. Here, craft is posited as a methodology, characterized by embodiment ...


Using Focus Groups For Operational Improvements, Larry D. Long, Laura Cole Oct 2013

Using Focus Groups For Operational Improvements, Larry D. Long, Laura Cole

Larry D. Long

Whether you are interested in revamping your programming model, your department website, or your housing sign-up process, focus groups can be a useful assessment approach for understanding the resident or guest experience and identifying areas of improvement. Using a case study approach, the presenters will explain how to conduct focus groups. They will also share lessons learned from their own experience in conducting focus groups.


My Lecture Notes (Heat Transfer 1) - (Chapter 2) فصل دوم انتقال حرارت, Dr Alireza Zolfaghari Oct 2013

My Lecture Notes (Heat Transfer 1) - (Chapter 2) فصل دوم انتقال حرارت, Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

No abstract provided.


Aceresearch : Promoting The Visibility Of Educational Research Through An Institutional Repository, Lance Deveson Oct 2013

Aceresearch : Promoting The Visibility Of Educational Research Through An Institutional Repository, Lance Deveson

Lance Deveson

ACEReSearch is the research repository at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The author presents an overview of the evolution and development of this open access online resource.


Open Educational Resources For All? Comparing User Motivations And Characteristics Across The Open University’Situnes U Channel And Openlearn Platform, Ugur Demiray Oct 2013

Open Educational Resources For All? Comparing User Motivations And Characteristics Across The Open University’Situnes U Channel And Openlearn Platform, Ugur Demiray

Ugur Demiray

The conference programme reflects something of the sense of disruption that is steadily seeping into the pores of the higher education institutions of Europe. With that not terribly attractive acronym ‘MOOCs’ ringing in our ears (I much prefer the Spanish equivalent COMA, which rolls of the tongue with rather more grace), we might just be on the cusp of a period that will challenge ways of being and doing in universities that have remained remarkably stable for so long. And if we are at the beginning of a period of disruption, what does that mean for the special concerns of ...


Changing Revealed Comparative Advantage Of Textile And Clothing Sector Of Pakistan: Pre And Post Quota Analysis, Nawaz Ahmad Oct 2013

Changing Revealed Comparative Advantage Of Textile And Clothing Sector Of Pakistan: Pre And Post Quota Analysis, Nawaz Ahmad

Nawaz Ahmad

Abstract Many Asian countries have been beneficiaries of quota abolition for textile and clothing sector since 2005. After the implementation of the Agreement on Textile and Clothing (ATC) in December 2004, member countries of World Trade Organization (WTO) have quota-free trade except People’s Republic of China (PRC). It was expected that Pakistan will be beneficiaries in textile and clothing due to expected superior export performance in this sector. Therefore, this study aims estimating revealed comparative advantage (RCA) of textile and clothing sector of Pakistan at HS-2digit level and SITC-3 digit level. It reveals Pakistan has comparative advantage in textile ...


The 'Be A Friend To Your Dog' Program, J. Lloyd, Eileen Fletcher, Sophie Constable, Reesa Sorin Oct 2013

The 'Be A Friend To Your Dog' Program, J. Lloyd, Eileen Fletcher, Sophie Constable, Reesa Sorin

Reesa Sorin

This paper will introduce and evaluate a teaching resource package developed by Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) entitled ‘Be a Friend to your Dog’ (BAFTYD). Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia have stated the need for raising the level of awareness, empathy and responsibility towards community animals. Hence, the BAFTYD program has been delivered to children in the school environment and to community members in remote Indigenous communities in the NT to promote and maintain positive attitudes and behaviour towards animals, and to help people stay safe around dogs. The BAFTYD program aims ...


Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan Oct 2013

Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan

No abstract provided.


Climate Geoengineering And Iwu’S Ethics Bowl, Jake Bates Oct 2013

Climate Geoengineering And Iwu’S Ethics Bowl, Jake Bates

The Intellectual Standard

No abstract provided.


Lessons In Injustice: Privilege Walks, Karen Kanarek Oct 2013

Lessons In Injustice: Privilege Walks, Karen Kanarek

The Intellectual Standard

No abstract provided.


Blended, Online Learning And Distance Education (Bolde) Research Bank, Lance Deveson Oct 2013

Blended, Online Learning And Distance Education (Bolde) Research Bank, Lance Deveson

Lance Deveson

BOLDE – the Blended, Online Learning and Distance Education research bank, is a resource created and managed by librarians at ACER that tackles the mass of information on distance and online education. BOLDE analyses, orders, selects, indexes and distributes this research information for the benefit of the global distance and online education community.