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Good Reads: Best Books For Social Entrepreneurs And Changemakers, Jay Boolkin Jan 2017

Good Reads: Best Books For Social Entrepreneurs And Changemakers, Jay Boolkin

Social Space

Just as professional athletes mould their bodies into lean, mean performance machines, so too is there a need for social entrepreneurs to get their brains in shape. In fact, research shows that the brain works like a muscle which grows and gets stronger as you learn—and one of the best ways to boost one’s brainpower is by reading. So if you’re an aspiring changemaker, what are some titles to add to your book list? JAY BOOLKIN reviews the literature and narrows it down to just eleven.


‘Tweetboard’ – A Case Study Of Developing A Micro-Blogging Platform For Higher Education, Shao Cheh Joyce Hsu, Gan, Benjamin, Jin Lee, Shu Hui Sheryl Lim, Xie Yan Jeremy Lim, Thomas Menkhoff, Si Xian Sherman Tan, Charles Jason Woodard, Qiu Cheng Yap Dec 2016

‘Tweetboard’ – A Case Study Of Developing A Micro-Blogging Platform For Higher Education, Shao Cheh Joyce Hsu, Gan, Benjamin, Jin Lee, Shu Hui Sheryl Lim, Xie Yan Jeremy Lim, Thomas Menkhoff, Si Xian Sherman Tan, Charles Jason Woodard, Qiu Cheng Yap

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

This paper reports experiences made at an Asian university in developing a social media platform based on Twitter in the context of a final year capstone project where information systems management students get an opportunity to solve ‘a real-world problem for a real client’. In this case study, the challenge was provided by a faculty member’s request for an interactive social media application which engages less outspoken students in class via a social medium they are familiar with: Twitter. We reconstruct the project’s evolution; describe the main features of the application called ‘TweetBoard’ and share lessons learned in ...


The Complex Nature Of Bilinguals' Language Usage Modulates Task-Switching Outcomes, Hwajin Yang, Andree Hartanto, Sujin Yang Apr 2016

The Complex Nature Of Bilinguals' Language Usage Modulates Task-Switching Outcomes, Hwajin Yang, Andree Hartanto, Sujin Yang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In view of inconsistent findings regarding bilingual advantages in executive functions (EF), we reviewed the literature to determine whether bilinguals' different language usage causes measureable changes in the shifting aspects of EF. By drawing on the theoretical framework of the adaptive control hypothesis-which postulates a critical link between bilinguals' varying demands on language control and adaptive cognitive control (Green and Abutalebi, 2013), we examined three factors that characterize bilinguals' language-switching experience: (a) the interactional context of conversational exchanges, (b) frequency of language switching, and (c) typology of code-switching. We also examined whether methodological variations in previous task-switching studies modulate task-specific ...


Encouraging The Rise Of Fan Publics: Bridging Strategy To Understand Fan Publics’ Positive Communicative Actions, Arunima Krishna, Soojin Kim Mar 2016

Encouraging The Rise Of Fan Publics: Bridging Strategy To Understand Fan Publics’ Positive Communicative Actions, Arunima Krishna, Soojin Kim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The identification and engagement of supportive publics or fan publics to being a part of an organization’s communication efforts and activities has very recently emerged as a key agenda among public relations scholars and practitioners. While discussions on fandom and fan activism can be found extensively in the social sciences (e.g., Lee, 2011; Parry, Jones & Wann, 2014; Millward & Poulton, 2014), public relations as a field is yet to address fans as a public of interest. A few efforts have been made to build the connections between relationship management research (e.g., Bruning, Dials, & Shirka, 2008), public relations, and fandom (e.g. L’Etang, 2006; Dimitrov, 2008), yet these efforts remain few and far between.


Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: A Business Simulation Activity Using Social Media, Siyoung Chung, Hichang Cho Sep 2015

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: A Business Simulation Activity Using Social Media, Siyoung Chung, Hichang Cho

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Social media are dramatically changing the way welive and make social relationships with others. While students areso immersed in social media in their daily life, social mediaadoption in classroom has been slow. Educators who wish toexperiment with social media for CSCL struggle to find ways toincorporate the expected benefits and advantages of social mediato teaching lessons. This paper reports on the experiences ofusing social media for a business case simulation activity in ahigher learning context. Drawing on a qualitative feedback andsocial media log data of 27 teams of 135 undergraduate students,this paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of socialmedia ...


Smu Achievements -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Mar 2014

Smu Achievements -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

Despite being a young university, SMU has garnered numerous achievements and has been honoured with many accolades as a result of its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Here's an at-a-glance look at just some of them!


Round Up Of The Top Smu Social Media Content In 2013 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Feb 2014

Round Up Of The Top Smu Social Media Content In 2013 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

The best of our social media posts in 2013, as decided by you! Find out what you liked, viewed, shared or commented on most in this infographic.


Smu Open House 2014 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Feb 2014

Smu Open House 2014 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

Don't get lost in the urban jungle! Let this map help you plan your route during the SMU Open House 2014, happening on 1 and 2 March!


Financial Aid Guide 2014 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Feb 2014

Financial Aid Guide 2014 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

At SMU, we believe no deserving undergraduate student should be denied an education. Learn about our comprehensive financial initiatives and have a peace of mind to focus on your studies at SMU. Download the Financial Aid Guide 2014 now!


How To Be A Super Intern -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Feb 2014

How To Be A Super Intern -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

An internship plays an integral role in your holistic career exploration journey, by exposing you to different career options. Even though most interns strive to perform well during their internships, not everyone can be a Super Intern. So we’ve listed some super tips to help you make a super impression!


Top 7 Reasons Why Students Choose Smu -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Jan 2014

Top 7 Reasons Why Students Choose Smu -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

From our unrivalled interactive pedagogy to the many opportunities our students get to travel around the world, the list goes on. There are plenty of reasons why students choose to study at the Singapore Management University, but we’ve listed out the top seven! Download this infographic to find out how you too can Discover a Different U!


10 Tips For Choosing Your University -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Jan 2014

10 Tips For Choosing Your University -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

We know the process of choosing the right university can be overwhelming and challenging as you sift through voluminous information and try to answer all those questions popping inside your head. So we’ve come up with a list to help you make that all-important decision! Download this infographic to find out what are the top 10 considerations you should make before making the life-changing decision!


How To Identify Innovation Opportunities Simply And Quickly -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Jan 2014

How To Identify Innovation Opportunities Simply And Quickly -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires a keen eye for identifying new business opportunities. Download this infographic to find out how QaDIM™, or Quick and Dirty Innovation Method, can help you to spot and capitalise on fresh opportunities easily!


Postgraduate Programmes -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Jan 2014

Postgraduate Programmes -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

SMU offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes designed to nurture a new generation of leaders with the regional perspectives, insights and expertise needed to drive Asia’s economies and societies forward. View this for a snapshot of all the programmes available, and how each of them will transform you professionally and personally.


University Facts And Figures 2013 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Oct 2013

University Facts And Figures 2013 -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

Did you know that SMU students have clocked more than 1.5million hours of community service? Download this infographic to find out more facts and figures about SMU, served in bite-sized chunks for easy digestion!


Global Exposure -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University Oct 2013

Global Exposure -- Smu Infographics, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing

Before your plane takes off, there is seemingly endless research and planning to be done. Our global exposure infographic is filled with must-have survival tips and fun facts to keep your planning and travelling stress free. Download or share it with your travel buddies today!


Cognitive And Social Factors Affecting The Use Of Wikipedia And Information Seeking, Siyoung Chung Nov 2012

Cognitive And Social Factors Affecting The Use Of Wikipedia And Information Seeking, Siyoung Chung

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is the preferred choice among resources used by college students to meet their research needs. However, Wikipedia has been criticized for its low information quality, lack of accountability, inconsistency, and vulnerability to vandalism. Despite the warnings and concerns voiced by academia, online learning tools such as Wikipedia will continue their rise as major learning resource in today's classroom. Using a sample of 184 college students, the study proposed theoretical models to test the effects of internal beliefs, motivations, and social influences on Wikipedia use and information-seeking, and further empirically tested those models. The findings ...


New Leadership To Helm Smu School Of Law, Singapore Management University Feb 2012

New Leadership To Helm Smu School Of Law, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Why Is There No Game?' Critical Success Factors In Blending An E-Learning Module Into A Knowledge Management Course: A Case Study From The Singapore Management University (Smu), Thomas Menkhoff, Yue Kee Wong, Tze Yian Thang, Donata Ty Edgardo Jul 2007

Why Is There No Game?' Critical Success Factors In Blending An E-Learning Module Into A Knowledge Management Course: A Case Study From The Singapore Management University (Smu), Thomas Menkhoff, Yue Kee Wong, Tze Yian Thang, Donata Ty Edgardo

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

In 2005, the authors of this essay led the development and launch of SMU's (Singapore Management University) first e-learning package on 'Knowledge Management'. This package has been integrated into the overall teaching strategy, thereby fulfilling the University's mission to be "committed to an interactive, participative and technologically-enabled learning experience"

Since its inception in 2000, SMU's educational and administrative practices are modelled after American institutions, in particular the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. To support SMU's unique pedagogy, wireless technology for mobile computing is a central feature at SMU.

Against this background, the paper presents ...


Smu To Award Own Degree, Singapore Management University Jun 1999

Smu To Award Own Degree, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

No abstract provided.