The purpose of this article is to document and convey a design process, in which VR cardboards are considered as a design problem. During the 2016-17 academic year, the students of the Department of Industrial Design designed the VR cardboard as part of the project. Design and technical research, idea and concept development, script writing, product development, DIY (Do it yourself) and evaluation processes were carried out on VR cardboards, during the class, which was attended by a group of 56 students. In the article, primarily the design problem is defined; then, other processes under the topics of design process, final products and evaluation are explained respectively. This article discusses all these processes in company with the student projects.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 8, 2020
Communication Accommodation Theory: A Brief Review of the Literature
Studies on Communication Accommodation Theory has advanced rapidly in recent years. Communication is an important part of human life and from the beginning of human history, people have always tried to communicate together and to understand the others and make themselves understood. This paper aims to have a brief review on the notion “Communication Accommodation Theory” (CAT), which is an important aspect of different sciences (e.g., Linguistics, sociology, sociolinguistics, and psychology). The concept of Communication Accommodation is used in all people’s social life, for instance, between mother and child, teacher and student, reporter and listener, doctor and patient, and immigrants (newcomers) and citizens, however, this review helps us to have a better understanding through CAT.
REVIEW ARTICLE | May 27, 2020
Vietnamese Cultural Identity in the Process of International Integration
Culture plays an important role in the country's development process. The Communist Party of Vietnam has emphasized that culture is the spiritual foundation of society, both as a goal and a driving force of socio-economic development. In the process of international integration, the role of culture is shown more clearly. Currently, the Government of Vietnam is conducting a review of the Vietnam Cultural Development Strategy to 2020. Therefore, the accurate and objective assessment of cultural development over the past time is the scientific basis for policymaking for this particular area. This research focuses on analyzing opportunities and challenges with preserving and promoting the national cultural identity; the changes of national cultural values and the goals of promoting the national cultural identity of Vietnam in the process of international integration; at the same time, it suggested solutions to develop Vietnamese culture in the coming years.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 7, 2020
Undergraduate Student Feedback on OSCE: The First Experience of a Nutrition Department, University of Benghazi 2019
The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is becoming more widespread within healthcare education programmers, because it is considered as a suitable method for assessing skills and underpinning knowledge essential for practice1. The OSCE is also an assessment method in which students establish their competence under a multiple of simulated conditions. In addition, the OSCE is a very different experience for the students, in contrast to more traditional methods of assessment such as written assignments, writing essay, multiple choices and continuous assessment in practice. The aim of this study was to assess the third year nutrition student's perception about the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in the clinical nutrition practice. Study was conducted in Al-Gala Hospital and Medical Benghazi Center on undergraduate students around 120 students was included in this exam. 74% of the students indicated that they were received adequate information about exam before conducting it, and about 72% reported that the instructions of each station were as expected. 50 % of students found OSCE exam was easy than essay question, oral and MCQ exam, while the most average exam was oral exam as reported by 54% of students and 35% of them found that MCQ exam was more fair exam than OSCE and other exams. Shows that the most factors that facing student during conducting OSCE exam were stressful and time that conducted at each station, 78% of students said the exam was so stressful and 69% of them reported the time was not enough at each station. This study concluded that the structure and design OSCE exam were clear and organized and most of students received adequate information before conducting the exam. Almost of students agreed with the OSCE exam is the useful experience to improve their practical skills in clinical nutrition.
REVIEW ARTICLE | May 17, 2020
The Influence of Confucianism in the Law Code of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
Confucianism was born twenty-five centuries and has lasted for so long over a wide area including China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. That is one thing that needs to explain why. Explaining this would certainly be difficult to convince if the mere theory of its richness and depth. It must have the conditions to be born and exist in the socio-economic base of East Asia, first of all in China, where it was born. The conditions for its birth only exist in China, but the conditions for its long-term survival are in all three countries of Korea, Japan and Vietnam and must be similar to those in China, at least about culture generally. In the history of Vietnam, since independence, the feudal dynasties of Vietnam have begun to use Confucianism was an effective way to govern and manage society. It is not surprising that the laws enacted by the feudal dynasties of Vietnam all have Confucianism imprints. Those were ancient laws code; the most typical was built and issued in Vietnamese history (from the 11th century to the 19th century). Based on the study of ancient bibliographies, in consultation with researchers and colleagues, this study provides insights and assessments of the Confucian imprints in the Hoang Viet Luat Le (called the Gia Long law) of Nguyen Dynasties of Vietnam; It also raises some controversial issues about the position and role of Confucianism in the history of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam so that colleagues and researchers continue to study and debate.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 19, 2020
Will Virtual Replace Classroom Teaching? Lessons from Virtual Classes via Zoom in the Times of COVID-19
Dr. Murillo de Oliveira Dias, Dr. Raphael de Oliveira Albergarias Lopes, Andre Correia Teles
Two months after the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 as a pandemic, near 3.7 million people were confirmed positive to the coronavirus, with 253.831 deaths. While Mankind fights desperately for survival in a critical moment in human history, most teachers had to reinvent themselves in a joint effort to avoid a complete halt in educational activities; suspended sine die around the globe. This article investigated the challenges faced by teachers, and executive education professors in Brazil, through live online classes via the Zoom platform. Key findings pointed out (i) the lack of stable online connection; (ii) security issues; (iii) limited pedagogical resources; (iv) background noises; (v) shortage of equipment supply due to the lockdowns, as barriers to online live classes dispensed with the Zoom platform. This study aims at providing scholars, teachers, professors, instructors, practitioners, online service providers, software developers, among others, with a perspective regarding the online live education experience. We also compared live virtual with classroom teaching, promoting the debate on the implications and best practices.
Scholars Middle East Publishers
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