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Remembering the Life, Work, and Influence of Stuart A. Karabenick
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-710-5

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Remembering the Life, Work, and Influence of Stuart A. Karabenick
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-710-5

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Publication date: 19 September 2022

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COVID-19 and the Media in Sub-Saharan Africa: Media Viability, Framing and Health Communication
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-272-3

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Publication date: 25 September 2009

Melanie King and Richard Newman

The purpose of this paper is to identify a business simulation appropriate for MEng Engineering students. The selection was based on the following factors; exploring methods for

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify a business simulation appropriate for MEng Engineering students. The selection was based on the following factors; exploring methods for evaluating potential software and enhancing the learner experience.

Design/methodology/approach

An interdisciplinary project team was formed to try and resolve the pedagogic, technical and business aspects that would need to be addressed in order to implement such software within the programme. Tools included a questionnaire to assess the potential enhancement of employability skills and a usability questionnaire on ease of use. These were supplemented with discourse on technical and pedagogic issues.

Findings

After the initial scoping study, the findings indicated that two business simulation software packages had potential. These were “Marketplace – Venture Strategy” and “SimVenture”. Marketplace proved to be the most suitable in terms of the pedagogic and technical requirements.

Research limitations/implications

The authors were not able to fully trial each simulation over the recommended duration of play because of practical time constraints and they did not have any student contribution to the process. Findings will need to be verified with the piloting cohort of students. Further pedagogic research could be carried out to evidence the enhancement to the student learning experience.

Originality/value

This study is valuable because it purposefully uses an interdisciplinary team comprising expertise in teaching and learning, technology, business and sector knowledge. This was vital in the decision‐making process. It is also valuable in its development of generic methods and tools to measure and evaluate software suitability in relation to usability and employability skills.

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On the Horizon, vol. 17 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 19 September 2022

Alex Taremwa

Digital media platforms in Uganda experimented with subscription-based models as an alternative to the traditional advertising model and as a recovery plan from the effects of…

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Digital media platforms in Uganda experimented with subscription-based models as an alternative to the traditional advertising model and as a recovery plan from the effects of COVID-19. Drawing from the theory of the political economy of the media, this study focusses on the critical success factors for subscription-based models in digital media platforms, audience consumption habits vis-á-vis payment for content, the effect of paywalls on the company financials and finally, establish the barriers to subscription uptake in Uganda. Media started charging users subscription fees for content in the 1990s (Chyi, 2005). Technological advances changed audience consumption habits from consuming hardcopy newspapers to accessing content on the go through their smartphones, tablets, and computers (Berger, Matt, Steininger, & Hess, 2015). Whilst some consumers pay for content, several audience surveys in East Africa indicated a lack of consistency among the paying audiences (KARF, 2019). Most consumers never purchased subscription and were avert to paywalls. The study used a mixed-method approach to find that the increase in internet penetration in Uganda and smartphone usage were the most significant enablers of paid-content consumption in Uganda. The quality of content, poor packaging, and unfair prices by publishers were the biggest barriers to consumption of paid news content.

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COVID-19 and the Media in Sub-Saharan Africa: Media Viability, Framing and Health Communication
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ISBN: 978-1-80382-272-3

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Phuong Mai Le and Brian H. Kleiner

Considers the recent findings of research into discrimination at work. Covers hiring, promotion, and the treatment of minorities. Briefly commends on recent statistics and…

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Considers the recent findings of research into discrimination at work. Covers hiring, promotion, and the treatment of minorities. Briefly commends on recent statistics and highlights racism as the biggest issue for today’s companies.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 19 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Cornel Gusan and Brian H. Kleiner

Considers the growth and development of the temporary worker within the workforce and looks at the advantages and disadvantages this brings. Cites common characteristics found in…

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Considers the growth and development of the temporary worker within the workforce and looks at the advantages and disadvantages this brings. Cites common characteristics found in this area and provides a brief case study. Covers the legal implications and the importance of employee classification under Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines. Briefly outlines new developments in this area.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 19 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 February 1989

Kent Messenger papers go electronic A £350,000 drive to improve its electronic publishing system is nearing completion for the Kent Messenger Group (KM) of newspapers. When…

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Kent Messenger papers go electronic A £350,000 drive to improve its electronic publishing system is nearing completion for the Kent Messenger Group (KM) of newspapers. When complete, the new system will handle the total advertisement and editorial input and sub‐edit, copy make‐up and accounts for all seventeen KM titles. Among them the various publications generate some 1,200 tabloid pages each week — all of which will be individually composed online at each regional office (as soon as the system is complete) and then transmitted to KM's central production plant for typesetting, make up and printing.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 12 August 2022

Meenakshi Sharma

The learning environment is not a vacuum, but rather is rich in social contexts with innumerable points, interests, and beliefs. This takes one of the concepts of “social…

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The learning environment is not a vacuum, but rather is rich in social contexts with innumerable points, interests, and beliefs. This takes one of the concepts of “social learning” which is not just a natural occurring phenomenon but also a way of organizing learning and communities of learners. Social Learning (SL) tends to refer to learning that takes place when divergent interests, norms and values of reality meet in an environment that is conducive to learning. This paper helps to determine the impact of SL forms on environmentally sustainable consumption behavior among school children.

Design/methodology/approach

After conducting an experimental study among school children, data were analyzed using ANOVA. The total sample size was 760.

Findings

SL forms as an intervention influence environmentally sustainable consumption behavior (ESCB) among school children. The findings of this paper suggest that SL techniques such as visuals had been able to positively impact the constructs like knowledge, comprehension, and application. This was very much supported by observations of children, interactions with them and the upfront support provided by school and teachers.

Research limitations/implications

Based on the result, the paper identified that although SL forms influence the ESCB, there is a need to identify the most effective SL forms having impact on ESCB.

Practical implications

This study will help marketers to understand that what type of learning forms can be used to enhance the environmentally sustainable consumption behavior among children.

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This paper is completely an original work carried out by the author.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 36 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 1 February 1984

Charles D'Aniello

A picture is worth a thousand words; a motion picture is probably worth even more. The black experience in America is reflected both in movies with black themes and in white or…

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A picture is worth a thousand words; a motion picture is probably worth even more. The black experience in America is reflected both in movies with black themes and in white or general commercial films in which black actors and actresses perform. These films continue to reflect and influence white as well as black racial attitudes and self‐images. The various cinematic genres have vividly frozen in time the perceptions and stereotypes of each period. Studied over time, they compose a kaleidoscope of changing images and themes.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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