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Introducing Modeling To First-Year Engineering Students For Effective Implementation In The Engineering Design Process, Carolina Barriento, Juan F. Granizo Jul 2022

Introducing Modeling To First-Year Engineering Students For Effective Implementation In The Engineering Design Process, Carolina Barriento, Juan F. Granizo

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Introducing Modeling to First-Year Engineering Students for Effective Implementation in the Engineering Design Process

Carolina Barriento and Juan Francisco Granizo

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Modeling and Simulation are fundamental skills for all engineering students [1]. However, students are usually introduced to these concepts during their junior or even as late as their senior year. Our research aims at familiarizing students with Modeling and Simulation tools in their first year of engineering studies. We consider the fact that proper learning involves using long-term memory (in contrast with working memory) and this is accomplished by the gradual introduction and practice of the ...


How Me! Do Videos Make A Difference In An Asynchronous Online Course?, John Griffith, Emily Faulconer Jul 2022

How Me! Do Videos Make A Difference In An Asynchronous Online Course?, John Griffith, Emily Faulconer

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This study attempted to determine if placing videos in an asynchronous course influenced the learning experience. Data were examined for an introductory college statistics course comparing results pre and post implementation of videos in support of discussions, assignments, homework, quizzes, and exams. Frequency of external tutoring was significantly reduced (40%) for the course sections that included embedded videos. This finding supports the idea that videos reduced the amount of friction or extraneous cognitive load experienced by students since using tutoring resources external to the course requires additional time and effort on the part of students and tutors. A significant majority ...


Let's Get Serious About It: Plastic-Free Campus Initiative, Geoffrey Kain, Camdyn Doucette, Regan Bossie Apr 2022

Let's Get Serious About It: Plastic-Free Campus Initiative, Geoffrey Kain, Camdyn Doucette, Regan Bossie

Sustainability Conference

On February 23, 2022, the UN agreed to start negotiating a world-first global treaty on plastic waste--since nearly 200 nations unanimously agreed to move toward a legally binding plastics treaty by 2024. In 2019 the UN Environmental Programme report highlighted that "our world is drowning in plastic." As with the climate change crisis (to which plastics production and disposal are also linked), the data resoundingly illustrate the imminent systemic threat that disposable plastics pose to the world's seas, freshwater sources, soils, food supply, air, and species. Nevertheless, plastics production is predicted to rise dramatically over the next 20 years ...


Using Small Uas For Stem Education: Introducing Robotics And Mechatronics With Drones, Christian Janke, Kimberly Luthi, Stefan Kleinke, Yuetong Lin Apr 2022

Using Small Uas For Stem Education: Introducing Robotics And Mechatronics With Drones, Christian Janke, Kimberly Luthi, Stefan Kleinke, Yuetong Lin

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Several global developments point to importance of STEM-related education and studies. Every industry sector faces challenges in the recruiting of qualified personnel, due to retiring employees and general economic growth. Also, several domains, foremost automotive and aviation are undergoing a tremendous shift towards electrification to achieve sustainability. Hence, sparking the interest in STEM studies, education and vocational training cannot start early enough. This paper introduces the benefits of the educational use of sUAS by identifying core benefits in the three domains of learning – cognitive, affective, psycho-motor. Preliminary data and survey results from from several science, technology, engineering and math (STEM ...


Service-Learning In Undergraduate General Chemistry: A Review, Emily Faulconer, C. J. Y. Kam Apr 2022

Service-Learning In Undergraduate General Chemistry: A Review, Emily Faulconer, C. J. Y. Kam

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Background: Service-learning is gaining recognition as a valuable pedagogy for students to gain both academic and psychosocial benefits. This high-impact practice allows students to achieve course learning objectives while contributing to their community's needs. A review from 2007 revealed a lack of research focused on the topic in the prior decade, despite the interest that was shown by the American Chemical Society in 2000. Purpose: This review of recent case studies on the topic provides future researchers and practitioners with an understanding of the current state of service-learning in undergraduate chemistry courses. Methodology/Approach: To create a representative sample ...


Exploring The Future Of Human Factors Education; Online Learning, Moocs, Next Generation Standards, And The Technological Skills We Need To Impart, Christina M. Frederick, Nathan Sonnenfeld, Heather C. Lum, Susuan Amato-Henderson, Thomas J. Smith, Kelly S. Steelman Mar 2022

Exploring The Future Of Human Factors Education; Online Learning, Moocs, Next Generation Standards, And The Technological Skills We Need To Impart, Christina M. Frederick, Nathan Sonnenfeld, Heather C. Lum, Susuan Amato-Henderson, Thomas J. Smith, Kelly S. Steelman

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The objective of this panel was to examine how the future of human factors education is changing given the influx of technology, a push for online learning, and adapting to the changing market. The panel will begin by Heather Lum briefly giving an overview and the precipice for this discussion panel. The panelists then provided their views and experiences regarding this topic. Kelly Steelman will discuss the potential for MOOCs and other online formats to create faster and more flexible postgraduate programs. Christina Frederick will discuss her perspectives on the technological skills we should be equipping our human factors graduates ...


The Positive And Negative Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic Towards Youths’ Mental Health, Benedict Heng, Joshua Michael Chua, Darrshan S Ramesh Kumar, Cecilia Low, Cheng Han Tay, Brian Lim Mar 2022

The Positive And Negative Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic Towards Youths’ Mental Health, Benedict Heng, Joshua Michael Chua, Darrshan S Ramesh Kumar, Cecilia Low, Cheng Han Tay, Brian Lim

Introduction to Research Methods RSCH 202

Due to quarantine measures, the impact of COVID-19 on youths' mental health may be more significant than on their physical health. This study aims to map out the positive and negative implications that COVID-19 brings concerning mental health. The main dependent variable of our study will be the evaluated mental health of Singaporean youths. Based on previous research and articles, we have chosen the difference in education level as our key independent variable and social isolation, lack of physical activity, family conflicts, and family emotional support as the control variables. Our study will be conducted through a survey on Singapore ...


A Qualitative Single-Case Exploring The Impact Of A Mentor And Cohort On Students’ Academic And Career Decisions., Kevin Adkins, Samantha Bowyer, Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D. Jan 2022

A Qualitative Single-Case Exploring The Impact Of A Mentor And Cohort On Students’ Academic And Career Decisions., Kevin Adkins, Samantha Bowyer, Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D.

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Exposure to research is known to play a positive role in undergraduate education. However, robust research responsibilities are oftentimes not formally incorporated into a student’s academic experience until master level studies. Further, a variety of intimidation factors often inhibit many undergraduate students from participating on a research team. In this case study, the research team evaluated a unique group of undergraduate researchers who matriculated to the same university after beginning to participate in research as concurrently enrolled students. Following matriculation, each student continued to participate in research throughout the entirety of their undergraduate studies. All of the study’s ...


Plain Language Or Anything But?, Jennifer F. Drayton, Averil Coxhead Jan 2022

Plain Language Or Anything But?, Jennifer F. Drayton, Averil Coxhead

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

This paper focuses on what language needs to be used in emergencies by air traffic controllers based on an investigation of plain language definitions and descriptions in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) publications and in the beliefs of nine air traffic controllers in the United Arab Emirates. The aim of the study is pedagogical, in that it is important to establish what language trainee air traffic controllers need to use during emergencies, but there is little in the way of course books or materials that can inform course development. Findings suggest there are contradictions in the ICAO documentation, and differences ...


An Analysis Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy Of Female Students In Collegiate Flight Programs, Stefanie Horton M.S., Mallory K. Casebolt Ed.D. Jan 2022

An Analysis Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy Of Female Students In Collegiate Flight Programs, Stefanie Horton M.S., Mallory K. Casebolt Ed.D.

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of self-efficacy of male and female students in collegiate flight programs to identify if a relationship exists between self-efficacy responses and gender representation in aviation. Self-efficacy, an element of social cognitive career theory’s (SCCT) behavioral factors, deals with an individual’s belief in his/her capacity to address a certain set of circumstances. No studies have been found addressing self-efficacy of students enrolled in collegiate aviation programs, specifically addressing differences between male and female students. The population for this study consisted of students enrolled in four-year collegiate aviation programs ...


“You’Ll Never Really Be One Of Us”: Women’S Underrepresentation In The Aviation Workforce, Rebecca K. Lutte Ph.D., Shannon M. Morrison Ph.D. Jan 2022

“You’Ll Never Really Be One Of Us”: Women’S Underrepresentation In The Aviation Workforce, Rebecca K. Lutte Ph.D., Shannon M. Morrison Ph.D.

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

Women are underrepresented in many aviation occupations despite outreach and recruitment efforts from multiple organizations. Attracting women into aviation is a necessity not only to address workforce demand but also to achieve the benefits of a more diverse workforce to include enhanced profitability, safety, and innovation. To address the gender gap, the research presented here attempts to inform recruitment/retention strategies by identifying both the positive and negative factors that influence a woman’s decision to pursue a career in aviation and the decision to persist. Additionally, factors such as participation in youth outreach programs, role of mentors, influencers who ...


Effectiveness Of Virtual Reality Simulations For Civilian, Ab Initio Pilot Training, Michelle P. Hight, Stephanie G. Fussell, Martin A. Kurkchubasche, Ian J. Hummell Jan 2022

Effectiveness Of Virtual Reality Simulations For Civilian, Ab Initio Pilot Training, Michelle P. Hight, Stephanie G. Fussell, Martin A. Kurkchubasche, Ian J. Hummell

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

Aviation training in the immersive Virtual Reality (VR) world has the power to overcome physical constraints, presenting cues and stimuli that would not be available in flight, nor in a two-dimensional (2D) environment. This gives VR powerful potential as a simulation tool for learning complex skills and maneuvers in the cockpit. This study evaluated the effectiveness of VR simulations as compared to traditional 2D desktop simulations in teaching maneuvers and skills to ab initio (inexperienced) civilian pilot trainees. This quasi-experimental project involved 17 freshman pilot students in an experimental college course at a private university campus in the fall semester ...


Is A Framework Of Support Enough? Undergraduate Research For Online Stem Students, Emily Faulconer, Brent Terwilliger, Robert Deters, Kelly George Jan 2022

Is A Framework Of Support Enough? Undergraduate Research For Online Stem Students, Emily Faulconer, Brent Terwilliger, Robert Deters, Kelly George

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While undergraduate research is known as a high-impact practice, little research has been conducted for the online educational setting. Early research suggests that online students and faculty have similar interest in undergraduate research as their residential (face-to-face) counterparts. This point of view presents the framework of support developed for fully online students distributed globally and shares some of the challenges faced in online undergraduate research, including the issue of low recruitment (despite stated interest) that could be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Medium Altitude Long Endurance Rpa Training: Evaluating Blended Learning, Zachary Waller, Robert Stupnisky Jan 2022

Medium Altitude Long Endurance Rpa Training: Evaluating Blended Learning, Zachary Waller, Robert Stupnisky

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

The Heads Down Display (HDD) Menu Trainer – a stand-alone software trainer – was developed to familiarize students in Remotely Piloted Aircraft training with the layout and manipulation of the HDD menus for either the MQ-1 or MQ-9. Preliminary work by Waller et al. (2016) established the efficacy of the HDD Menu Trainer in improving student performance from pretest to posttest scores across several modalities (i.e. traditional, blended, and distance). Recognizing that students holding pilot certification scored higher in some aspects of the HDD Menu Trainer, this study sampled students across a curriculum to assess whether performance with the HDD Menu ...


Teaching Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In Aviation Education., Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D., Nicola O'Toole Dec 2021

Teaching Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In Aviation Education., Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D., Nicola O'Toole

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Over the last decade, many companies have begun to recognize the value of a diverse workforce, equity within the workforce, and inclusion practices. Recent global events have pushed the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the aviation workplace and education higher on the priority list for many. Unfortunately, the aviation industry continues to have difficulty in attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Notwithstanding this struggle in the industry, those in education must find ways to educate our students on topics relating to DEI. It is critically important that this training is rooted in research. The aviation industry is ...


What Is The Impact Of Work-From-Home (Wfh) Arrangements On The Quality Of Life (Qol)?, Jordan Lee, Mykyta Pervak, Augustine Peh, Jun Hao Tang, Eoh Jin Cho, Calister Tan Dec 2021

What Is The Impact Of Work-From-Home (Wfh) Arrangements On The Quality Of Life (Qol)?, Jordan Lee, Mykyta Pervak, Augustine Peh, Jun Hao Tang, Eoh Jin Cho, Calister Tan

Introduction to Research Methods RSCH 202

The ongoing pandemic has forced countries’ education systems to continue to operate in a fragile and uncertain environment. Given the limited existing literature regarding the pandemic’s impact on the Quality of life (QoL) for teachers, this study aims to bridge the gap and provide a detailed analysis of how the extent of providing online courses and time to transition online during the pandemic could impact a tertiary educator’s QoL. The factors defining the dependent variable, QoL, were derived from past studies and made applicable within the confines of our research. The independent variables are the amount of time ...


Collegiate Experience: A Literature And Phenomenological Study On Experiential Learning In University Education, Graydon Russell, Jennifer Hinebaugh Nov 2021

Collegiate Experience: A Literature And Phenomenological Study On Experiential Learning In University Education, Graydon Russell, Jennifer Hinebaugh

Student Works

Abstract This research project explored the effectiveness of experiential learning programs within college education for producing long term, deeper understandings of the subjects being taught. To analyze the effects of experiential learning on students, a literature review and synthesis of previous experiential learning studies and research was conducted. First, research was done into studies and publications that discuss educational concepts and theories regarding learning through experience, including Experiential Learning Theory itself. Next, studies of experiential learning programs and courses within academic institutions were analyzed to determine how experiential learning has been applied in the past across a variety of disciplines ...


Women In Aviation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Needs And Wants Necessary For Graduation, Eugene Kim, Jorge L. Albelo Oct 2021

Women In Aviation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Needs And Wants Necessary For Graduation, Eugene Kim, Jorge L. Albelo

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Despite the increased awareness of gender and race equality movements, today's population of minority women in aviation is still underrepresented. This research focused on underrepresented minority women who want to pursue a career in the aviation field and what factors affect their level of success in a specialized aviation higher education institution. There is not enough data and research surrounding the topic of minority women in aviation and their paths to success in these institutions. This qualitative research aimed to bridge the existing gap in the literature related to minority women in aviation and their needs and wants to ...


How Faculty’S Academic Support Influence First-Year Female Students In Aviation: A Qualitative Case Study, Eugene Kim, Jorge L. Albelo Oct 2021

How Faculty’S Academic Support Influence First-Year Female Students In Aviation: A Qualitative Case Study, Eugene Kim, Jorge L. Albelo

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An increasing number of female students are enrolling in aviation education institutions to pursue their dreams. To combat the issue of the underrepresentation of females, this case study explored the significance of faculty’s academic support to first-year females in aviation. There is scant research surrounding the topic of faculty in higher education and their perspectives on academic support. This case study aimed to bridge the existing literature gap related to faculty’s academic support and teaching styles to first-year female students. This qualitative case study’s objective was to increase awareness of the importance of faculty’s academic support ...


Identifying Sources Of Anxiety In An Introductory Online Undergraduate Chemistry Course, Emily Faulconer, John C. Griffith Sep 2021

Identifying Sources Of Anxiety In An Introductory Online Undergraduate Chemistry Course, Emily Faulconer, John C. Griffith

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Learning chemistry in an online environment may have multiple sources of anxiety for students, including chemistry anxiety, math anxiety, computer anxiety, and trait anxiety (personality attribute of proneness to experience anxiety). While previous research has explored relationships between math and chemistry anxiety in a traditional setting, no studies have explored these anxieties in the online modality. Survey data were collected using existing scales (some with minor modifications), with a response rate of 31%. The scales used in this study demonstrated strong reliability. Highest sources of anxiety for each scale were presented. The perceived ease of use scale score was used ...


Catching Lightning In A Bottle: Surveying Plagiarism Futures, Zachary Dixon, Kelly Whealan George, Tyler Carr Sep 2021

Catching Lightning In A Bottle: Surveying Plagiarism Futures, Zachary Dixon, Kelly Whealan George, Tyler Carr

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The digitization of higher education is evolving academic misconduct, posing both new challenges to and opportunities for academic integrity and its research. The digital evidence inherent to online-based academic misconduct produces new avenues of replicable, aggregate, and data-driven (RAD) research not previously available. In a digital mutation of the misuse of unoriginal material, students are increasingly leveraging online learning platforms like CourseHero.com to exchange completed coursework. This study leverages a novel dataset recorded by the upload of academic materials on CourseHero.com to measure how at-risk sample courses are to potential academic misconduct. This study’s survey of exchanged ...


Covid-19 Pandemic Leadership A Case For Return To Platonic Values, Richard Runyon, Daryl Watkins Jul 2021

Covid-19 Pandemic Leadership A Case For Return To Platonic Values, Richard Runyon, Daryl Watkins

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In western education, Plato is often cited as a foundational thinker for education of leaders. 2,395 years later, many leaders in governments of the world are struggling to address the COVID-19 global pandemic. The 2019–2021 global pandemic has provided academics with a wonderful opportunity to evaluate government leadership at many levels. All the different forms of governance as well as theoretical economic systems are being tested in real-time. Success can be measured on a government’s ability to reduce both deaths and spread of the COVID-19 virus among their citizens. This article will discuss these concepts focused on ...


Risks To Student Achievement In Higher Education, Angela Atwell, Bettina Mrusek, James Solti, Keith Wilson Jun 2021

Risks To Student Achievement In Higher Education, Angela Atwell, Bettina Mrusek, James Solti, Keith Wilson

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A university system sets out to deliver educational experiences that meet set goals such as the achievement of learning outcomes for individual courses and program outcomes for degree programs. There are many factors that impact the successful achievement of student learning outcomes and there-fore successful program design and implementation. If courses are not effec-tively designed with assessments properly aligned to learning outcomes, student achievement is challenging to measure. If faculty do not consistently adhere to college and/or university policies regarding submission of assignments, student behavior and perceptions of expectations in future courses may be skewed. In addition, students may ...


Fly By Night, Patrick J. Sherman May 2021

Fly By Night, Patrick J. Sherman

Night Flight Journal

A new member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus Department of Flight participates in a night-time UAS operation, both to study the use of drones in responding to active shooter incidents by law enforcement, but also as a demonstration of proficiency to conduct future operations under the institution's daylight waiver, granted by the Federal Aviation Administration. While attempting an intricate maneuver, the newcomer finds that he has placed is aircraft in immediate peril and must make a difficult choice: confess his error in front of his new colleagues and seek help, or attempt to escape on his own ...


Arabian Knight, Daniel Haddad, Daniel Haddad May 2021

Arabian Knight, Daniel Haddad, Daniel Haddad

Night Flight Journal

Arabian Knight


The Impact Of Positive Feedback On Student Outcomes And Perceptions, Emily Faulconer, Gary L. Griffith, A. B. Gruss Apr 2021

The Impact Of Positive Feedback On Student Outcomes And Perceptions, Emily Faulconer, Gary L. Griffith, A. B. Gruss

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High quality feedback on assessments and deliverables is vital to student success. This pilot study sought to understand the impact of combining positive and performance-gap feedback in an immediate feedback scenario where students were provided multiple attempts to complete an assignment. 176 online undergraduate students were surveyed after completing a general inorganic chemistry course. Some students were provided performance-gap feedback, while others were provided performance-gap and positive feedback. The results suggest that type of feedback provided does not change students’ perceptions and self-reported behaviors in the course. However, students who were provided both performance-gap and positive feedback received an average ...


Does Instructor Quality Affect Student Performance In A College Statistics Course?, John Griffith, Emily Faulconer, Bobby Mcmasters Apr 2021

Does Instructor Quality Affect Student Performance In A College Statistics Course?, John Griffith, Emily Faulconer, Bobby Mcmasters

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Various instructor qualities have been shown to have variable influences student outcomes in online courses. In this study, the impact of faculty quality on student performance was examined by comparing student performance when taught by excellent faculty and average faculty (determined through administrative evaluations). We examined 328 student grades from a 2019 January term 200 level elementary statistics course. Student performance measures included final course scores, grade distributions and pass rates. Learning modality (asynchronous vs. synchronous) and course design (e.g. syllabus, textbook, assignment and assessment design, etc.) as confounding variables were controlled through the template approach implemented at the ...


Serving Military Students From Application To Graduation, Valerie Kisseloff, Edward Trombley Mar 2021

Serving Military Students From Application To Graduation, Valerie Kisseloff, Edward Trombley

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide presentation about how Admissions & the Registrar work together to serve their military and veteran population. This session focused on questions asked during the application process, various policies and procedures within each department, challenges faced, and how both offices work together for a seamless transition from application, to evaluation of credit, and beyond.


You Get An Exception! And You Get An Exception! The Agonies Of Evaluating Exceptions To Student Policy & Procedure, Dana Howard, Edward Trombley Mar 2021

You Get An Exception! And You Get An Exception! The Agonies Of Evaluating Exceptions To Student Policy & Procedure, Dana Howard, Edward Trombley

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The Registrar and Associate Registrar from ERAU Worldwide discuss the torturous process of evaluating student requests for exceptions to policy and procedure. Decision points around continuing student status, late adds, drops, and withdrawals, curricular substitutions, and graduation will be explored. Scenarios from their office were shared for discussion. Recommendations for best practices for policy writing from the AACRAO Guide to Graduation Ceremonies are included.


Effects Of Creative Video Games On Creativity, Haiqal Sazalli, Sharil Sungkono, Mohammed Rashaun, Khalis Muzakir Mar 2021

Effects Of Creative Video Games On Creativity, Haiqal Sazalli, Sharil Sungkono, Mohammed Rashaun, Khalis Muzakir

Introduction to Research Methods RSCH 202

The purpose of this research is to find the effects of creative games on the Creativity Quotient of human beings. Assessing creativity is based on divergent thinking consisting of fluency, originality and uniqueness in thinking methods. The theoretical framework assesses the creative thinking of candidates through a 4-week gaming programme consists of a pre-and post-assessment of the Creativity Quotient Test which consists of 10 critical thinking questions. These questions will test the fluency, originality and uniqueness of the candidates. To provide a fair result, the same questions will be used for the pre-and post-assessment. Results will prove that games are ...