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Publication date: 30 April 2020

Angela Yung Chi Hou, Sheng-Ju Chan, Lily Lin and Zoe Hu

Transnational learning has become a mainstream issue in recent years due to the rise of global education. There are many kinds of overseas learning, including…

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Purpose

Transnational learning has become a mainstream issue in recent years due to the rise of global education. There are many kinds of overseas learning, including degree-seeking, joint/double degree, student exchange, internship, service learning and so on. The scope of learning may involve research, teaching/learning and community service. The purpose of the case study is to investigate how the Taiwanese students participating in an international internship project of the US–Taiwan Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) acquire professional knowledge and soft skills, including cross-cultural awareness, interdisciplinary communication, skill development and social networking. It also explores how a joint research project contributes into a collaborative educational program.

Design/methodology/approach

To better understand participants' experiences in the PRIE, this study held three focus groups and seven in-depth interviews on the students, faculty members and project managers for data collection.

Findings

Three major findings are shown in the study. First, participants agreed that the overall learning experiences in knowledge acquisition or skill development have been positive. Second, participants obviously expressed their greater interests in intercultural interaction with the locals, which did not happen quite often during the internship. Third, the extent of interest in applying for the PIRE deg ree program after the internship program is escalating year by year.

Research limitations/implications

More investigation into participants’ social and cultural engagement in similar project will be needed for future research.

Practical implications

The results will be implicated into other cross-border education project evaluation.

Originality/value

This study manages to investigate the cross-border research initiative from different participants' perspectives and received comprehensive feedbacks.

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Higher Education Evaluation and Development, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-5789

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Publication date: 26 August 2019

W. James Jacob, Huiyuan Ye, Miranda L. Hogsett, Annette T. Han, Midori Hasegawa, Lili Jia, Lin Jiang and Shangmou Xu

In this chapter, the authors provide a historical overview of the development of comparative and international education societies throughout the earth. In most cases…

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In this chapter, the authors provide a historical overview of the development of comparative and international education societies throughout the earth. In most cases, these societies have gradually grown and continue to thrive; in other cases, some comparative education societies have become dormant and a few no longer exist. A historical analysis that outlines the rise and fall of comparative education societies is provided. An overview of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies is also discussed, including its lead organizational role in serving as a historical hub to help comparative education societies preserve and disseminate their respective histories. The chapter concludes with suggestions on how anyone can get involved to help contribute to the history preservation of comparative education at the individual, national, regional, and global levels.

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Comparative and International Education: Survey of an Infinite Field
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-392-2

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Publication date: 26 August 2019

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Comparative and International Education: Survey of an Infinite Field
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-392-2

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Publication date: 19 August 2020

T. Tamizh Chelvam and M. Sivagami

Let H…

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Let H be a connected subgraph of a connected graph G. The H-structure connectivity of the graph G, denoted by κ(G;H), is the minimum cardinality of a minimal set of subgraphs F={H1,H2,,Hm} in G, such that every HiF is isomorphic to H and removal of F from G will disconnect G. The H-substructure connectivity of the graph G, denoted by κs(G;H), is the minimum cardinality of a minimal set of subgraphs F={J1,J2,,Jm} in G, such that every JiF is a connected subgraph of H and removal of F from G will disconnect G. In this paper, we provide the H-structure and the H-substructure connectivity of the circulant graph Cir(n,Ω) where Ω={1,,k,nk,,n1},1kn2 and the hypercube Qn for some connected subgraphs H.

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Arab Journal of Mathematical Sciences, vol. 27 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1319-5166

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Publication date: 4 September 2017

Jun Lin, Zhiqi Shen, Chunyan Miao and Siyuan Liu

With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and requirement, low power wide area (LPWA) technologies have become popular. In various LPWA technologies…

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With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and requirement, low power wide area (LPWA) technologies have become popular. In various LPWA technologies, Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) and long range (LoRa) are two main leading competitive technologies. Compared with NB-IoT networks, which are mainly built and managed by mobile network operators, LoRa wide area networks (LoRaWAN) are mainly operated by private companies or organizations, which suggests two issues: trust of the private network operators and lack of network coverage. This study aims to propose a conceptual architecture design of a blockchain built-in solution for LoRaWAN network servers to solve these two issues for LoRaWAN IoT solution.

Design/methodology/approach

The study proposed modeling, model analysis and architecture design.

Findings

The proposed solution uses the blockchain technology to build an open, trusted, decentralized and tamper-proof system, which provides the indisputable mechanism to verify that the data of a transaction has existed at a specific time in the network.

Originality/value

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work that integrates blockchain technology and LoRaWAN IoT technology.

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International Journal of Crowd Science, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-7294

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Publication date: 27 August 2020

Jenshuo Hsu

This paper explores how the student movement in Taiwan transformed after the abolition of martial law. After democratization, there were three large-scale student…

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This paper explores how the student movement in Taiwan transformed after the abolition of martial law. After democratization, there were three large-scale student protests, in 1990, 2008 and 2014. This paper explores the development through this period of student movement organizations, issues and interrelations between organizations and individuals.

Design/methodology/approach

The study of the process of transformation and development is based on an analysis of newspaper and magazine articles and books about the student movement. To provide an insider's view, magazines, statements and meeting memos written by activists are also included.

Findings

As a legacy of the student movement in the 1980s, the 1990 Wild Lily protest advocated democratization and organized a cross-school alliance. This pattern declined, however, because it proved hard to recruit participants after democratization. Instead, student activists returned to education-related issues, and the scale of student organizations remained small. The 2008 Wild Strawberry protest was carried out by autonomous, self-organized groups, which reflected the emergence of individuals as activists. Afterward, student movement organizations attempted to create multiple networks consisted of various issues and participants. These groups built solidarity by cooperating on education and political issues and became the base for the 2014 Sunflower protest.

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This paper explores the rarely described historical context for the student movement between large-scale student protests in Taiwan and provides a more comprehensive understanding of the interrelation of organizations and individuals in contemporary social movements.

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Asian Education and Development Studies, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-3162

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Publication date: 11 October 2018

Jun Lin, Han Yu, Zhengxiang Pan, Zhiqi Shen and Lizhen Cui

Today’s software engineers often work in teams to develop complex software systems. Therefore, successful software engineering in practice require team members to possess…

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Today’s software engineers often work in teams to develop complex software systems. Therefore, successful software engineering in practice require team members to possess not only sound programming skills such as analysis, design, coding and testing but also soft skills such as communication, collaboration and self-management. However, existing examination-based assessments are often inadequate for quantifying students’ soft skill development. The purpose of this paper is to explore alternative ways for assessing software engineering students’ skills through a data-driven approach.

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In this paper, the exploratory data analysis approach is adopted. Leveraging the proposed online agile project management tool – Human-centred Agile Software Engineering (HASE), a study was conducted involving 21 Scrum teams consisting of over 100 undergraduate software engineering students in multi-week coursework projects in 2014.

Findings

During this study, students performed close to 170,000 software engineering activities logged by HASE. By analysing the collected activity trajectory data set, the authors demonstrate the potential for this new research direction to enable software engineering educators to have a quantifiable way of understanding their students’ skill development, and take a proactive approach in helping them improve their programming and soft skills.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, there has yet to be published previous studies using software engineering activity data to assess software engineers’ skills.

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Publication date: 12 June 2017

Qiong Wu, Zhiwei Zeng, Jun Lin and Yiqiang Chen

Poor medication adherence leads to high hospital admission rate and heavy amount of health-care cost. To cope with this problem, various electronic pillboxes have been…

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Poor medication adherence leads to high hospital admission rate and heavy amount of health-care cost. To cope with this problem, various electronic pillboxes have been proposed to improve the medication adherence rate. However, most of the existing electronic pillboxes use time-based reminders which may often lead to ineffective reminding if the reminders are triggered at inopportune moments, e.g. user is sleeping or eating.

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In this paper, the authors propose an AI-empowered context-aware smart pillbox system. The pillbox system collects real-time sensor data from a smart home environment and analyzes the user’s contextual information through a computational abstract argumentation-based activity classifier.

Findings

Based on user’s different contextual states, the smart pillbox will generate reminders at appropriate time and on appropriate devices.

Originality/value

This paper presents a novel context-aware smart pillbox system that uses argumentation-based activity recognition and reminder generation.

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International Journal of Crowd Science, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-7294

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Lawrence Wai‐chung Lai

The purpose of this paper is to theorise on the nature of property management broadly understood as resource management and demonstrate the actual and potential…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to theorise on the nature of property management broadly understood as resource management and demonstrate the actual and potential contribution of innovative property management to sustainable development.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is analytical and backed by real life examples, using concepts of property rights informed by Coasian neo‐institutional economics and Yu's ideas on the Schumpeterian process in innovation.

Findings

There is a fast spread of gated communities in the Pearl River Delta and some private shopping centres provide public facilities and entertainment as a public relation method.

Research limitations/implications

The transformation of negative externalities into positive ones is the crux to achieve win‐win solutions to property management for sustainable development.

Practical implications

A good property manager does not simply perform the role of a passive housekeeper or management fee collector. S/he is, above all, an innovator who applies updated technology and concepts with great sensitivity to the externalities generated by or affecting the resource s/he manages.

Originality/value

This is the first paper that defines for property management a research agenda anchored in Coasian economics and demonstrate the actual and potential contribution of property management.

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Property Management, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 17 October 2008

HongPu Hu, WanNian Liang, YaDong Wang, XueMei An, Ping Zhou, JunHong Li, LiLi Sang and Yi Lin

To present the mechanism, on which the first module was successfully designed – the automated installation application system, in the grand automated management and…

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Purpose

To present the mechanism, on which the first module was successfully designed – the automated installation application system, in the grand automated management and evaluation for community health service (CHS) sector of China.

Design/methodology/approach

The automated installation application system is constructed on the platform of Visual FoxPro8.0. The construction consists of five steps. The first is to establish the “item.” The function of “the item” is to trace all procedures, forms, menus, and various databases, such as tabulated data, summary data, and other types of data. The second is to establish the customer log‐in module. This module needs to contain a roll book of authorized customers. The third is to construct the subsystem management interface. This interface includes: entering installation the application, modifying and saving and transferring out the information, searching, printing blank form and statement. The fourth is to establish a roll book of all forms and the database of all the forms. The fifth is to establish the main procedure, connecting all the modules in the working order.

Findings

The main advantage of the system is that it is helpful for the characteristics of speedy information importation, clear and straight to the point, as well as the secure and accurate data transfer.

Originality/value

Automated management and evaluation for CHS heavily depends on the initial activation and this initiation is started using the system of installation application.

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Kybernetes, vol. 37 no. 9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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