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Cbpr And A Multitrack Model Of Development: A Critical Ethnography Of A Community-Based Health Communication Project., Jeanette Dillon, Kate Magsamen-Conrad 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Cbpr And A Multitrack Model Of Development: A Critical Ethnography Of A Community-Based Health Communication Project., Jeanette Dillon, Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Scholars in development communication have called for a more participatory approach in development programs. However, the traditional, generally top-down approach associated with the modernization paradigm still dominates in practice [1]. The mere existence of participatory models has not been enough to move the participatory approach to prominence. Sparks has noticed the discrepancy between theory and practice observing that although the dominant paradigm has been disparaged and the participatory paradigm praised since the 1970s, researchers have been slow to adopt participatory methods [1]. This discrepancy may be because in practice, participation is difficult to manipulate, control, analyze and evaluate. We argue ...


Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez

Kate Magsamen-Conrad

This chapter describes a community-based participatory research project that embraces opportunities to augment the skills necessary to excel in an increasingly diverse workforce, especially in terms of proficiency in communication, social interaction, and technology. The Intergroup Communication Intervention (ICI) provides needed technology skills training to older adults in a community setting t improve intergroup relationships, foster positive civic attitudes and skills, and reduce ageist attitudes of younger adults. Participants build workforce skills necessary for future success as the project advances group and interpersonal communication skills across generations using technology pedagogy to bridge the divide. The ICI approach is systematic and ...


Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala MTh, Tapani Innanen DTh 2015 University of Eastern Finland

Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala Mth, Tapani Innanen Dth

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier 2015 University of Montreal

The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.


Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery 2015 King University

Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston 2015 Nyack College

Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract

In our information-saturated world, it is appropriate to ask how religious communities use data that has been gathered by reputable research and/or poll-taking organizations. Perhaps a more pertinent question would be whether religious communities do, in fact, use such information – or whether they deliberately ignore the discoveries of information-gathering groups. Do religious groups who have adopted a “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Against Culture” approach to their surroundings (borrowing H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic paradigm) tend to go their own way despite the sociological and demographic information made available to them? Would the various “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Of Culture” groups ...


Syllable Circles For Pronunciation Learning And Teaching, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, John B. Whipple 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Syllable Circles For Pronunciation Learning And Teaching, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, John B. Whipple

Articles

Syllable Circles is an interactive visualization representing prominence as a feature in short phrases or multi-syllable words. They were designed for Computer Aided Pronunciation Teaching as a part of English Language Teaching. This study explores the question of if and how interactive visualizations can affect English Language Learners’ awareness of prominence, or stress, in English pronunciation. The study followed seven learners and three teachers. Think-aloud protocols, notes from direct observation and interviews of two groups allowed for six streams of data. It was found that interactive visualizations of syllable circles facilitate noticing prominence. Learners and teachers believed interactive visualizations were ...


The Effects Of Humorous Facebook Posts On Messenger Credibility And Social Attractiveness, Brett A. Stoll 2015 Western Michigan University

The Effects Of Humorous Facebook Posts On Messenger Credibility And Social Attractiveness, Brett A. Stoll

The Hilltop Review

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect that humorous Facebook messages have on perceived source credibility and social attractiveness. Social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook continue to rise in popularity, solidifying their ongoing presence and influence for the foreseeable future. As users continue to look for ways to manage interpersonal impressions online, many turn to humor in public wall posts and message feeds. With humor proliferating the content of nearly 20% of Facebook posts, it begs the question of what effect its use has on impression management. To address this question, the researcher asked 283 participants ...


Group Conversation M2-6: Transcription, Vann Corpus, Robert E. Vann 2015 Western Michigan University

Group Conversation M2-6: Transcription, Vann Corpus, Robert E. Vann

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Yes, It's Equality, But It's Not What It Used To Be, Edward Brennan 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Yes, It's Equality, But It's Not What It Used To Be, Edward Brennan

Articles

No abstract provided.


Who Do You Think You Are?, Liz Zabel, Mitchell Yoon 2015 Iowa State University

Who Do You Think You Are?, Liz Zabel, Mitchell Yoon

Ethos

Adam Grimm, senior in horticulture and German studies at Iowa State, is training to swim the English Channel. After years of heavy smoking and struggling to accept his sexuality, he’ll make his ! rst attempt during his scheduled July 20–30, 2015 window.

A question-and-answer column with Adam Grimm.


Dressed In Drag, Liz Zabel, Jessica Bartemes 2015 Iowa State University

Dressed In Drag, Liz Zabel, Jessica Bartemes

Ethos

Zach Houborg knew he was gay in middle school. His parents, who are still not accepting of his sexuality, encouraged him to turn to the church, where they believed religion could “save” him. “I kept pushing it off , even though I always knew…no matter how hard I tried, God was not going to make me straight,” says Houborg, who decided to embrace his sexuality by ‘coming out’ during his freshman year of college.


Preaching Acceptance, Nicole Presley, Madison Jerde, Liz Zabel 2015 Iowa State University

Preaching Acceptance, Nicole Presley, Madison Jerde, Liz Zabel

Ethos

Jon Page, a minister at the United Church of Christ, first realized he was gay at the age of 11 or 12. He tried talking to a priest about it since his parents weren’t interested in discussing it. The priest then gave him a website address that promoted the “ex-gay” movement. The website listed some of the reasons why its creators thought he was gay: you had too many girl friends when you were younger; you didn’t go out and play enough sports; you were too close to your mother; you are too feminine, not manly enough.


Get Inked - Not Screwed, Dallas Daws, Sarah Vance, Riley Eveleth 2015 Iowa State University

Get Inked - Not Screwed, Dallas Daws, Sarah Vance, Riley Eveleth

Ethos

If you’ve never gotten a tattoo before, or even if you have, realize a lot of thought that should go into the process to protect your body and ensure you get the best work done. From what to get to proper care, we lay out what you need to know.


The Unseen Life Of Tom Hill, Jared Raney, Mackenzie Ferguson, Liz Zabel 2015 Iowa State University

The Unseen Life Of Tom Hill, Jared Raney, Mackenzie Ferguson, Liz Zabel

Ethos

The office that Dr. Thomas Hill works in is large, complete with a wood paneled desk, wall-to-wall bookshelf and conference table. Iowa State University’s vice president of student affairs uses all this space, bouncing back and forth from desk to conference table—whichever is the least covered in stacks of paper at the time. His day is filled with meetings and phone calls, whether it’s a meeting to advise a group of graduate students working on a project or taking a call from an old Olympic teammate who’s looking to get one of his athletes a scholarship.


Drinking In Different Cultures, Terigele, Becky Eilers 2015 Iowa State University

Drinking In Different Cultures, Terigele, Becky Eilers

Ethos

Name a culture that doesn’t like to drink. (OK, so maybe Mormons, Muslims and Catholic Priests aren’t so keen on it.) Drinking is one of the most common social activities among American college students. Shocker, no? ! e love of alcohol reaches across cultures, so Ethos gathered information on how other countries enjoy knocking one back..


Back To The Panels, Kelly Schiro, Sarah Neighbor, Riley Eveleth 2015 Iowa State University

Back To The Panels, Kelly Schiro, Sarah Neighbor, Riley Eveleth

Ethos

Action-packed superhero movies have dominated theaters in recent years. Most can recall the low bellow of Bane’s voice, or the competitive advantages of Iron Man’s red suit, but how well do you really know the characters? More of their story is intricately weaved through comic books.


Naked Reflection, Kiana Roppe, Jordan Welch, Tiffany Herring 2015 Iowa State University

Naked Reflection, Kiana Roppe, Jordan Welch, Tiffany Herring

Ethos

“Mirrors hold a special irony—that is—we look into mirrors to understand how others will perceive us, but what we see is how we see ourselves being perceived by others,” Ben Witmer says. Witmer graduated from Iowa State in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studio arts. While attending, he studied abroad in Rome, where he found inspiration in the abundance of classical, realist art depicted in Italian museums.


Letters From A Bitter Roommate, Cole Komma, Renae Meines, Riley Eveleth 2015 Iowa State University

Letters From A Bitter Roommate, Cole Komma, Renae Meines, Riley Eveleth

Ethos

Jenny* needed a roommate. She had recently decided to transfer to Iowa State and desperately needed a place to live. Her last available option was Regina*. Things went well for the first couple of days, but then “certain things got kind of weird,” Jenny says. “She introduced me to her friends as her best friend after two days of knowing her.” Jenny felt this was a little odd, but nothing to get upset about.


Date Night!, Ethos Magazine 2015 Iowa State University

Date Night!, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

Thinking about dinner and a movie for date night again? Well, scratch that. Ames has plenty of awesome ways to spend time with your S.O. without breaking the bank. Whether you’ve been dating for years or it’s your first time out together, these killer ideas will re-energize your love life.


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