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Use of Technology in Managing Data in Clinics

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Technology in Managing Data in Clinics

A Literature eview on the Use of Technology in Managing Data in Clinic

High quality in primary health care can be achieved by revitalizing the primary health care system and programs. Such effort will ensure that citizens have easily accessible high quality health care in an efficient manner. If information technology is used effectively in health care practice, there is a good chance of improving the delivery of primary health care and the accompanying patient outcomes.

Management systems that have to do with facilitation of clinical information are a currency in many health care facilities. There has been a lot of change since the days of Electronic Numeral and Integrator and Computer; commonly abbreviated as ENIAC; this was arguably the first real general purpose computer system set up in 1946. There are a number of clinical information systems that can be used in ICU…… [Read More]

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Georgia, M.A., Kaffashi, F., Jacono, F.J., & Loparo, K.A. (2015). Information technology in critical care: Review of monitoring and data acquisition systems for patient care and research. The Scientific World Journal, 2015, 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/727694

Snyder, E. & Oliver, J. (2014). Evidence-based strategies for attesting to Meaningful Use of electronic health records: An integrative review. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

(OJNI), 18. Retrieved from http://www.himss.org/ResourceLibrary/GenResourceDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=33523
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Use of Life Cycle Costing Management Technique at Glazer's Inc

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Management

ationale for the use of life cycle Management at Glazers

LCM (Life Cycle Management) is a framework which manages and scrutinises the performance and sustainability of services and goods. This framework aims to achieve the long-term objectives of the business, and gives less stress on the short-term objectives. For getting a more sustainable value chain, organizations are making use of this framework, which would in turn improve their economic and social performance. Businesses throughout the world are making use of this framework for many purposes, like to improve their standing within the market, to strengthen the relationships with the stakeholders and to produce more environment friendly goods.

LCM urges the companies to look away from their own processes, and focus on activities which are not under the direct control of the company. Such activities include the upstream and the downstream operations that become a part of value chain. In…… [Read More]

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Crul, M. And Diehl, J.C. (2007) Design for Sustainability (D4S): A Practical Approach for Developing Economies, UNEP publication (at http://www.unep.fr/scp/publications/details. asp?id=DTI/0826/PA).

International Standard ISO 14040 (2006) Environmental Management -Life Cycle Assessment - Principles and Framework. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization.

Rebitzer, G., Hunkeler, D. (2003) Life cycle costing in LCM: ambitions, opportunities, and limitations - discussing a framework International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 8 (5), pp. 253-6.

Remmen, A., Jensen, A.A., Frydendal. J. (2007) Life Cycle Management: A business guide to sustainability. UNEP/SETAC publication (at http://www.unep.fr/scp/lcinitiative / publications/).
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Using Roy S And Neuman S Theories in Nursing

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Theory

In critically ill adults (p), how does the daily use of chlorohexidine (I) compared to sterile water reduce VAP (ventilator-associated pneumonia) (O) during hospitalized stay (T)?

oy's Adaptation Model (AM) states that the "nursing process is a problem solving approach for gathering data, identifying the capacities and needs of the human adaptive system, selecting and implementing approaches for nursing care, and evaluation the outcome of care provided" ("Application of oy's Adaptation Model," 2012). This approach seems uniquely well-suited to the question of how to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia, a common complaint of patients during hospital stays. AM focuses on objective analysis of the problem and attempting to provide solutions which address human needs through a scientific approach to care. The first step of the nursing process is gathering data, in this case determining why pneumonia is so common amongst patients. Next identifying "internal and external stimuli" that give rise to…… [Read More]

References

Application of Roy's Adaptation Model. (2012). Current Nursing. Retrieved from:

http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/application_Roy's_adaptation_model.html

Gonzalo, A. (2011). Betty Neuman: The Neuman Systems Model. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing. Retrieved from: http://nursingtheories.weebly.com/betty-neuman.html
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Using Mbos to Improve Employee and Organizational Outcomes

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Performance Management

Create a job description for a retail sales associate. Create an organizational behavior modification (OBM) plan to define a set of three (3) key behaviors that are necessary for job performance.

Job Description for etail Sales Associate

• Greet customers and determine their needs and wants

• Discuss potential merchandise purchase of customers

• ecommend merchandise based on discussion with customer

• Advise customers on utilization and care of merchandise

• Upsell related products or services

• Answer customer questions

• Explained return policies and discounts

• Keep merchandise displays in order

Organizational Behavior Modification Plan (OBM)

Key Performance Behaviors

Greet customers within 5 minutes of entry into sales area (allow time for browsing before contact).

a. Sales associate make mental note of customer response and encourages survey feedback for all completed sales with customers given assistance. Measurement: An on-your-honor system with sales associate fine-tuning approach to customer…… [Read More]

References

Lindberg, E. (2011). Effects of Management by Objectives: Studies of Swedish Upper Secondary Schools and the Influence of Role Stress and Self-efficacy on School Leaders. Journal of Educational Administration, 49, (1), 62-74. Retrieved

http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:420332/FULLTEXT02.pdf

Perry, J.L., Engbers, T. A, and Jun, S.Y. (2009). Back to the future? Performance-related pay, empirical research, and the perils of persistence. Public Administration Review • January | February. Retrieved  http://sites.duke.edu/niou/files/2011/05/Perry-Engbers-and-Jun-Back-to-the-Future.pdf 

Zaccaro, S.J., Rittman, A.L., and Marks, M.A. (2001). Team leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 12, 451 -- 483. Fairfax, VA: Psychology Department, George Mason University. Retrieved  http://www.qub.ac.uk/elearning/media/Media,264498,en.pdf
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Usage of Gothic Cathedral

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Gothic Cathedral as Rhetorical Device

Usage of Gothic Cathedral

Viollet-le-Duc.

It is one thing to believe that the structure of Gothic cathedrals were a response to a desire to imbue meaning and particularly a manifestation of faith in a building that was functionally a place of worship, gathering, and the seat of local power. It is quite another to posit, as did Viollet-le-Duc, that the ultimate shape assumed by a Gothic cathedral was a mere rational response to solving structural problems. If the Gothic cathedral is thought to be completely rational in its expression, then it may also be thought of as the only possible expression, given the structural challenges it was designed to solve. Viollet-le-Duc sought correspondence between the materials used in a building with the structure that eventually took shape. He particularly believed that the use of stone to build a cathedral was both rational and functional. With…… [Read More]

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Using Methodology to Strengthen Content Strategy

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Strategy

Defining Content

Justifying Methodology

Creating and Curating Content

Linking Methodology to Content Creation

This paper briefly explores the topic of content strategy methodology, including justification for establishing a formal methodology, attributes of good content and how these intersect with the methodology. The concept of content as conversation is examined. New brain science research on the dynamics of conversation is presented as a framework for considering the attributes of good content. Pitfalls of an inadequate methodology of content strategy are discussed in conjunction with the attributes of good content, variables that are more likely to be present in content that is produced according to a comprehensive, thoughtfully developed content strategy methodology.

Defining Content

The discussion commences by focusing on definition of terms and the reasons why the approaches presented matter Experts in the field of content development have a propensity for referring to content as conversation. Content is not, in…… [Read More]

References

DeVault, G. (2014). Can you tell a story like a screenwriter? The science of storytelling and neuroscience: Your new tools. Market Research, About.com. Retreived http://marketresearch.about.com/od/market.research.social.media/fl/Can-You-Tell-a-Story-Like-a-Screenwriter.htm

Eizan, D. (2010). Personal-behavioral context: The new user persona. Context as a Content Strategy. [Slideshare.] Retrieved  http://www.slideshare.net/danieleizans/context-as-a-content-strategy-creating-more-meaningful-web-experiences-through-contextual-filtering 

Jones, C. (2014). The art and science of influential web content. Retreived http://content-science.com/clout-the-book/

Kissane, E. (2011, March 8). A checklist for content work. Content Strategy. Retreived  http://alistapart.com/article/a-checklist-for-content-work
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Use of Norm-Referenced Tests

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norm-referenced test is an assessment that produces a score (or scores) that represent an estimate of where the individual stands with respect to a predefined peer group on a particular trait, dimension, or ability (ust & Golombok, 2014). Norm-referenced tests allow for a comparison on whether an individual performed at, above, or below expectation with respect to individuals that are similar to them. For example, traditional IQ tests yield standardized scores with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15 (or 16; Sattler & yan, 2009). The standardized score is a score that should be interpreted and not the raw scores. In terms of simple point estimates (single IQ scores) the researcher/clinician can compare the individual performance to the norm -- reference group with respect to the score's deviation from the mean. Comparing individual scores to norm -- reference scores in this manner allows the researcher/clinician to determine…… [Read More]

References

Rust, J., & Golombok, S. (2014). Modern psychometrics: The science of psychological assessment. New York: Routledge.

Sattler, J.M., & Ryan, J.J. (2009). Assessment with the WAIS-IV. Le mesa, CA: Jerome M

Sattler Publisher.

Urbina, S. (2014). Essentials of psychological testing. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
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Using Transformational Leadership to Attack Hunger

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video was the working poor and food insecurity and how this group is being excluded from access to the food they need to live healthy lives.

Explain which conceptual framework applies to the major issue you selected.

Food insecurity tends to exclude some demographic group from the same level that exists for other groups which can be conceptualized as existing along a continuum ranging from transitory insecurity to chronic food insecurity (Concepts of food security, 2016). This continuum is comprised of four main dimensions as follows: (a) physical availability of food; (b) economic and physical access to food; (c) food utilization; and (d) stability of these dimensions over time (Concepts of food security, 2016). Therefore, the issue of the working poor and food insecurity can be evaluated in terms of these four dimensions and how they operate to exclude the working poor from these four dimensions compared to mainstream society.…… [Read More]

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Concepts of food security. (2016). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/al936e/al936e00.pdf.

Gill, A. & Mathur, N. (2011, March). The effects of empowerment and transformational leadership on employee intentions to quit. International Journal of Management, 28(1), 217-220.

Patti, R. J. (Ed.). (2009). The handbook of human services management (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Salamon, L. M. (2015). The resilient sector revisited: The new challenge to nonprofit America (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press
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Using Data to Implement Change

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CEO Decision

A strong point in the data is that the respondents were quite frank, and if one can believe the data, they were honest about how they feel about change in their organization. Few people enjoy change and most people are at least moderately frustrated by change. The very nature of change is that it is disruptive and pushes people to the point of discomfort and cognitive dissonance.

The first thing that people think about when faced with change is how it will impact the directly. Following that very substantive consideration, people begin to think about how they will accomplish the changes that they cannot avoid. An employee who voices opposition to the change but is open to alternatives is not necessarily going to be oppositional throughout the change effort. For instance, as with the employee below, they may just be at a particular level of concern that they…… [Read More]

References

Hall, G.E. & Hord, S.M. (2004, May 11). Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes (4th ed.). New York: Pearson.

Kotter, J.P. (2012). Leading change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation

Rogers, E. (2003, August 16). Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.
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Use of Naturopathic Practice Interventions and Therapy

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Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Systems

Complementary and alternative medicine systems are health care approaches that are characterized by a history of use or origins that are external to mainstream medicine or health care practices. These health care systems or approaches have lasted for centuries since different kinds of complementary and alternative medicines have been reported. According to the World Health Organization, different types of complementary and alternative medicines have acted as the basic health practice in developing countries and are increasingly used in countries with predominant conventional medicine (Kramlich, 2014, p.50). CAM therapies have become common in the recent past and are used for treating various conditions including chronic pain conditions. Actually, several CAM therapies and practice interventions such as acupuncture and massage therapy are increasingly used in chronic pain management.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine, which is also known as naturopathy or alternative medicine, is a term that is…… [Read More]

References

"History of Naturopathic Medicine." (n.d.). North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Retrieved August 17, 2015, from http://ncanp.com/about-ncanp/history-of-naturopathic-medicine/

Kramlich, D. (2014, December). Introduction to Complementary, Alternative, and Traditional Therapies. Critical Care Nurse, 34(6), 50-56.

Pongparadee et. al. (2012, August). Current Considerations for the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain in Asian Countries: A Special Focus on Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors and Non-steroid Anti-inflammatory Drugs. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases,15(4), 341-347.

Schulenburg, J. (2015). Considerations for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions for Pain. AORN Journal, 101(3), 319-326.
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Using Music to Improve Reading

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Integration of music and reading may help parents prepare their children for school. On the surface, music and literacy seem opposite of each other both in meaning and delivery. However, the two forms of learning go hand in hand. For example, lyrics and literacy are similar because lyrics are the words sung in a song. Often, they are poetic and can be understood as poetry that sometimes tells a story.

Many singer songwriters are also storytellers, weaving intricate and powerful stories into their songs. If one examines a music soundtrack and a story line/plot, one can see how music is used to help tell the story as much as the narrative itself. As technology advances, music is becoming readily interweaved with reading comprehension. One study examined the use of multimodal e-books that combined text with animation, images, and sounds. Children made academic gains in reading from using multimodal e-books (Morgan,…… [Read More]

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Cauchard, F., Cane, J. E., & Weger, U. W. (2011). Influence of Background Speech and Music in Interrupted Reading: An Eye-Tracking Study. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26(3), 381-390. doi:10.1002/acp.1837

Chang, A. C., & Millett, S. (2015). Improving reading rates and comprehension through audio-assisted extensive reading for beginner learners. System, 52, 91-102. doi:10.1016/j.system.2015.05.003

Cogo-Moreira, H., Andriolo, R. B., Yazigi, L., Brandao de Avila, C. R., & Mari, J. (2012). Music education for improving reading skills in children and adolescents with dyslexia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd009133

Cohn, N., Jackendoff, R., Holcomb, P. J., & Kuperberg, G. R. (2014). The grammar of visual narrative: Neural evidence for constituent structure in sequential image comprehension. Neuropsychologia, 64, 63-70. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.09.018
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Share a Meaningful Nursing Encounter 2 to

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hare a meaningful nursing encounter (2 to 3 pages) that takes your reader into the complexities of your nursing practice. Using the first-person (I), write a narrative (a story) about a recent or memorable nursing experience you have had. The term nursing practice experience is used broadly here to include practice related to direct patient care, educational and managerial practice with colleagues.

Write your story with yourself as the main character telling the story; tell your reader how the situation was experienced by you. Take us into your world -- the context of your surroundings, the nursing concerns you attended to (aspects of the patient/colleague experiences), your nursing responses/actions (or non-actions) and your emotions. ome ideas for the types of stories are identified below, but if you have any questions or are uncertain about how to proceed, please seek guidance from your instructor.

In her landmark book, "From Novice to…… [Read More]

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Bass, BM (2008) The Bass Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications Simon and Schuster

Benner, P. (2001). Novice to expert: Excellence and power in clinical nursing practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Robinson, M. (2012) Pictured: The 11 workers who admitted a campaign of cruelty, neglect and abuse against vulnerable patients in a care home from hell. Mail online.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184499/11-workers-admit-campaign-cruelty-neglect-abuse-aimed-vulnerable-patients-care-home-hell.html  

Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Fellows Program. Available at: http://www.futurehealth.ucsf.edu/rwj/
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Co-Occurrence of Substance Use-Behaviors in Youth Co-Occurrence

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Co-Occurrence of Substance Use-Behaviors in Youth

Co-occurrence of Substance Use Behaviors in Youth

etrieved https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/219239.pdf

Author Biographies: Biographical information of the authors is not made available in the research bulletin. A search online indicates that Carl McCurley shares a passion for analyzing and improving outcomes for court-involved children, youth and families that he was able to apply in the Models for Change program at the National Center for Juvenile Justice. McCurley, Director Administrative Office of the Courts/Washington State Center for Court esearch (WSCC). McCurley joined the Administrative Office of the Courts in 2007As the newly hired WSCC director, he sought to broaden the Center's work, expanding beyond the customary focus of court operations to analyze the courts' impact on the lives of those they served.

Howard N. Snyder is considered to be the foremost expert on juvenile justice data, policy, and is now employed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics,…… [Read More]

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Malgarini, M. (2005, November). Efficient sample design and weighting methodologies: Analysis of key issues and recommendations. [Paper presented at the Joint European Commission - OECD Workshop on International Development of Business and Consumer Tendency Surveys in Brussels on November 14 -- 15, 2005, for the Task Force on Harmonisation of Survey Operation and Technical Design}. Retrieved http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/12/37/35493506.pdf

Monitoring the Future. Retrieved  http://monitoringthefuture.org/purpose.html
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Corporations Often Use Ineffective Strategies to Tackle

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Corporations often use ineffective strategies to tackle workplace diversity issues. For example, many attempt to utilize affirmative action policies prescribe hiring by quota. Such policies are doomed to fail when a company finds itself hiring unqualified people for managerial roles. If that happens, it benefits nobody. People in senior management lose faith in hiring women and minorities and this has a knock-on effect on attitudes throughout the organization as well.

In general, corporate diversity practices emphasize the superficial, be it head counts or some other means. Even more in-depth diversity programs such as having work groups to meet and discuss issues that pertain to that group do little to change the status quo. Such groups may be able to raise specific issues, but they do not inherently address issues of promotion, mentorship, and training that would bring about more meaningful change to the workplace.

Collins describes the current situation as…… [Read More]

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Block Scheduling JOHNSO62 the Use

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The exam though it's validity as a barometer for academic preparedness for higher learning is contested, is a means of examining the factors which have been shown to be directly related to the outcomes seen with this strategy. Block scheduling has been shown to correlate directly to mathematics, language, and critical thinking in terms of improving scores. Also, the application of this evaluative comparison across a variety of students and academic settings may resolve the existing questions regarding the relative failure of an otherwise successful technique to raise writing skills. The test will be administered at the conclusion of each trial period in the fashion it would be administered in its intended use. The scores of each student will be compared with their previous score. The overall bell curve of scores between conditions will also be compared as a means of determining both specific and general efficacy.

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Gruber, C. & Onwuegbuzie, A. (2001). Effects of block scheduling on academic achievement among high school students. The High School Journal, 84, 32- 43.

Evans, W. Tokarcyzk, J., Rice, S., & McCray, A. (2002). Block scheduling an evaluation of outcomes and impact. The Clearing House,75, 319- 325.

Jenkins, E., Queen, A., & Algozzine, B. ( 2002). To block or not to block: That's not the question. The Journal of Educational Research, 95, 196- 203.
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Formulaic Language the Use of

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Though formulaic language expressions have been in regular use, in popular media forms, for at least the majority of the twentieth century if not indeed for centuries longer, their recognition and study is recent development (Van Lancker-Sidtis & allon 2004). Some texts have even been found to be comprised of a quarter or of formulaic expressions, demonstrating at once a reliance on collective cultural interpretations and a marked lack of originality in popular media language use (Van Lancker-Sidtis & allon 2004). These phrases make for interpretations that are both more colloquially colored and less symbolically imbued for their necessarily repetitive nature (thus their emergence as formulaic expressions) and their needed consistency in order to remain meaningful (Van Lancker-Sidtis & allon 2004).

Music and Language

The relationship between music and language is the subject of a great deal of debate, and ever researchers that support comparisons between the two uniquely human…… [Read More]

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Ballard, M.; Dodson, a. & Bazzini, D. (1999). Genre of music and lyrical content: Expectation effects. Journal of Genetic Psychology 160(4), 476-87.

Jackendoff, R. (2009). Parallels and nonparallels between language and music. Music Perception 26(3), 195-204.

Lancker-Sidtis, D. & Rallon, G. (2004). Tracking the incidence of formulaic expressions in everyday speech: methods for classification and verification. Language and communication 24, 207-40.

Powers, H. (1980). Language models and musical analysis. Ethnomusicology 24(1), 1-60.
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Collision of Meaningful Coincidences the Theory That

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Collision of Meaningful Coincidences

The theory that attracted me to my ideas about this paper is Jae's theory of openness, which posits that the more open a person is in the process of communication, the more creative that person will be when it comes to solving problems. Much of life, as we know, is about learning to solve certain problems that arise. Hence, according to this theory, the key to finding answers to things that puzzle us and stand in our way is learning openness in communication that leads to creativity and problem solving.

Communication Creates a Collision of Meaningful Coincidences

A couple summers ago (in 2010) I was driving to San Diego on Interstate 8 with a couple friends for a holiday away from my home in Houston, Texas, and the odometer in the 8-year-old Ford was 88,880. I remember that because one of my friends asked how many…… [Read More]

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Horses My Earliest Meaningful Experience With Nature

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Horses

My earliest meaningful experience with nature occurred when I was an eight-year-old child. My family took a vacation to New Mexico to visit one of those family friends that I called Uncle Joe, though he was not actually related to me in any way that I could discern. Uncle Joe had been a Vietnam War veteran, and, even as a child, I could tell that part of Uncle Joe stayed in Vietnam, though it would be years before I even realized that Joe had gone to war and longer still before he began to explain to me some of the experiences he had there. When he came home, he became involved in some type of business, which was apparently a profitable one, and he moved from his hometown to a ranch in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. To this day, I could not tell you the exact location…… [Read More]

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Students' Email Usage and Student

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This research will fill in a gap that was discovered in the literature review. There have been many, even in an academic setting, that have made comments regarding the effects of email on the student environment. However, there have been no significant studies to substantiate these claims. This study will fill in the existing gap in research and will examine the actual importance of email to the academic setting.

Chapter 2: Literature eview

The importance of technology in the academic setting was an accepted fact from the inception of the internet. However, there have been few academic studies that have attempted to quantify its impact on student lives and success. In order to understand the importance of email and its impact on students lives, one must examine several areas of academic research on the topic. It has been implied that self-esteem and a feeling of satisfaction play an important role…… [Read More]

References

Beffa-Negrini, P., Miller, B., and Cohen, N. (2002). Factors related to success and satisfaction in online learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly. September 2002.

Borowitz S., & Wyatt J. (1998) the origin, content, and workload of e-mail consultations. JAMA 280: 1321-4.

CNN.com. (2003). Firm can e-mail at work. September 19, 2003. CNN.Com Retrieved October 29, 2007 at  http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/09/19/e-mail.ban/index.html 

Ferguson T. (1996). A guided tour of self-help cyberspace. [monograph on the Internet]. Rockville (MD): Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 1996 Retrieved November 3, 2007 at http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce/partnr96/summary.htm
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Effective Strategies for Integrating Ethical Use of Technology Into the K-12 Curriculum

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integrating ethical use of technology into the K-12 curriculum

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 aims to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and struggling students and their peers. The message is that every child can learn, and that schools are accountable for a child's progress.

At the federal level, there is to be more money for at-risk children in low-income communities. The government will invest in teacher training and innovative education practices that improve student performance.

While this new law defines a destination, it is up to the states and school districts to define the paths for getting there. Best practice begins with ensuring that all the components for successful integration of technology are in place. The primary ethical concerns of access, attitude, training, and support must be addressed before moving on to the more popular topic of integrating instructional technology into…… [Read More]

References

Dede, C. (1996) Emerging technologies and distributed learning. American Journal of Distance Education, 10, 2, 4-36.

Linn, M.C. (1997) Learning and Instruction in Science Education: Taking Advantage of Technology. Handbook of Science Education.

Salpeter, J. (1998) Taking stock: What's the research saying? Technology and Learning, 18(9) 24-25, 28-30, 32, 34, 36, 40.

Wenglinsky, W. (1998) Does it compute? The Relationship Between Educational Technology and Student Achievement in Mathematics. Princeton, N.J.
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Effecting Change the Use of

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According to a 2002 survey conducted under the auspices of NIH, ecstasy abuse among college and university students in general is a widespread trend that impedes academic performance (Bar-on, 2002). The NIH survey targeted 66 4-year American universities and colleges alike. The projected findings indicated a diminishing trend in undergraduate academic performance amongst students who indulge in binge drinking and abuse ecstasy in the process. Elsewhere, a Harvard College drug study indicated persistent drug users were more likely to miss lectures and delay in their coursework than the average student (Montgomery & Fisk, 2008).

A parallel IP esearch dubbed "Predictors of academic achievement and retention among college freshmen" projected that while certain students manage to cope with the new life role upon entering college, a good number of students flunk out of college before completing their freshman year. According to this research, 75% of the freshman drop out is related…… [Read More]

References

Bar-on, R. (2002). Bar-on Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-I): Technical Manual. Toronto, Canada: Multi-Health Systems

Erikson, E (1956) "The problem of ego identity" (pdf) Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 4: 56 -- 121

Kotter, J & Cohen, D (2002) the Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations Harvard Business Review Press

Montgomery C. & Fisk J.E. (2008) "Ecstasy-related deficits in the updating component of executive processes" Human Psychopharmacology 23 (6): 495 -- 511
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Delegation Real Estate Proper Use of Delegation

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Delegation: eal Estate

Proper use of delegation in any setting is an essential component of leadership. Delegation used by managers in a real estate office can improve the results management gets from their staff by not only assisting in the task completion process but also by improving the team oriented atmosphere of the office and staff.

Delegation not only sharpens management skills but also increases the overall employee and managerial commitment to the success of an organization. A good leader is one that is able to manager employees and improves the bottom line. A great leader within a real estate setting is one that is able to delegate not only mundane but also important and interesting tasks to employees capable of handling them and contributing to the overall success in the organization.

Delegation and eal Estate

Delegation with regard to the real estate office can provide employees with increased morale…… [Read More]

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Brown, M.R. (1998). "Management by delegation: Don't be a micro manager, share the responsibility." Black Enterprise, Vol. 28, Issue 7, p. 76

Bryant, G. (2004). "Guiding to organizing working bees." Fairfax Digital News &

Renovations. [online]. October 10, 2004, from http://www.domain.com.au/public/htmldisplay.aspx?ID=HP6FACT_5& mode=tvfacts
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Records Used to Meet Organizational and External

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ecords Used to Meet Organizational and External equirements

Typically, during an organizational assessment, three critical entities are involved in the process: the individuals or department being assessed, the assessment team, and the organization itself. Before the assessment, the organization sets benchmarks that the individual or department must achieve. During the assessment process the team determines if these objectives have been reached and identifies ways for the organization to improve itself. Individual qualities subject to assessment may include productivity; leadership; ability to work well with others or individually; and motivation. Areas under review from an organizational perspective may include "work flow, operations and information technology, departmentalization, hierarchy, control and information systems and de-centralization of decision-making in the organization" (eading note: Organizational evaluation, 2011, National esource Management and Environmental Department). Output, results, and overall impact on the external environment must often be periodically reviewed so the organization can report to investors and…… [Read More]

References

Reading note: Organizational evaluation. (2011). National Resource Management and Environmental Department. Retrieved March 21, 2011 at  http://www.fao.org/docrep/W7510E/w7510e05.htm
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Internet Usage on Our Lives A Critique

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Internet Usage on our Lives: A Critique of the Shallows

The pervasive adoption of the Internet continues to completely redefine the nature and scope of people's lives and their ability to communicate and collaborate globally. The Internet is also enabling entirely new approaches to defining methods of co-creation with customers, in addition to the creation and growth of virtual work teams (Panteli, Duncan, 2004). From friends who connect and communicate with one another across continents using Skype over the Internet to the work teams that have developers in the United States, Ukraine, Asia and Australia, the Internet is the common foundation that accelerates communication, shared data, experiences and makes complex tasks accomplishable. Technology is the enabler of greater transparency and trust when used over time to unify people, processes and systems across broad geographic and culture distances (Andriole, 2006). Contrary to this perspective however are the concepts presented in the…… [Read More]

References

Andriole, S.J. (2006). The collaborate/integrate business technology strategy. Association for Computing Machinery.Communications of the ACM, 49(5), 85-90.

Carr, N. (2011). The Shallows, What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains. New York W.W. Norton & Co Inc.

Nolan, T., Brizland, R., & Macaulay, L. (2007). Individual trust and development of online business communities. Information Technology & People, 20(1), 53-71.

Panteli, N., & Duncan, E. (2004). Trust and temporary virtual teams: Alternative explanations and dramaturgical relationships. Information Technology & People, 17(4), 423-441.
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Children's Use of Play

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Psychology Developmental

Children's Use of Play

Children use play as a way of role-playing and expression. Anxiety expression, mastering of conflict as well as many other developmental benefits are derived from play by children. This paper intends to explore the play of children in relation to the developmental benefits that play provides.

Though play children grow in the understanding of not only themselves but of others and the world around them as well in their capacity to communicate with their friend and the adults in their lives Children's play is vital to the developmental growth in a child.

Progression of Play in Development:

Paiget, 1962 described what he termed "sensorimotor practice play" which refers to the experimentation of bodily sensation and motor movements on the part of infants and toddlers and as well as in connection with objects and people. y the time a baby is six months old the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Bergen, Doris (2001) "Pretend Play and Young Children's Development" ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education Champaign IL.

Online] located at http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed307967.html

DeHart, G.B., Sroufe, L.A., & Cooper, R.G. (2004). Child development: Its nature and course (5th ed.). Toronto: McGraw-Hill.

Bear, G.G., & Rys, G.S. (1994). Moral reasoning, classroom behavior, and sociometric status among elementary school children. Developmental Psychology, 30, 633-638.
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Employees Use the 360 Degree

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A very important point is that online learning can be done individually or in groups (for example video conferences).

6. In general, in order to make a career choice one should be informed about the world of professions. Information about the profession that appears the most interesting and appropriate should be gathered. If possible, it would be important to read interviews or talk to people with similar jobs for a more accurate and realistic image. Another important part in a career choice is to assess individual strengths and weaknesses. Several personality tests are available for such a purpose (for example CPI - California Psychological Inventory, SDS - the Self-Directed Search questionnaire). For the persons in search for a career it is important to identify the skills they have and they most enjoy using. The career identified should be compatible with the interests and skills identified. In conclusion, a person who…… [Read More]

References

Drewes, G., Runde, B. (2002). Performance Appraisal, in Psychological Management of Individual Performance. Sonnentag, S. (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Fletcher, C. (2002). Appraisal: An Individual Psychological Perspective, in Psychological Management of Individual Performance. Sonnentag, S. (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

K.J. Kennedy (2005). Evolution of Employee Benefits as Provided through the Internal Revenue Code, Retrieved from www.taxreformpanel.gov/meetings/docs/KennedyPresentation_fina_2.ppt

Hesketh, B., Ivancic, K., (2002). Enhancing Performance through Training in Psychological Management of Individual Performance. Sonnentag, S. (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Water Usage in CA an

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England's tendency to accentuate surroundings (streets, storefronts, lawns, balconies) with plants and flowers lends a natural beauty, grace, and charm to cities -- as though a piece of the countryside were still a part of them. If people in L.A. find that they can afford to do the same, why should they not? For some it will seem like a waste of money, but let the facts tell the story: those who will protest are the same who are likely to offend in less tasteful ways.

As for sticking to native plants -- I believe it is a novel idea. There is something to be said for sticking to nature's plan: if cacti are what are most natural, then let us plant cacti. This may be the highest wisdom to prevail in these discussions. For those who wish to surround themselves with fauna and flora of a different climate, there…… [Read More]

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Australian Laws for Alcohol Use Australian Laws

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Australian Laws for Alcohol Use

Australian Laws related to Alcohol Use

Underage drinking is a huge problem in Australia and more and more minors are having access to alcohol. This is having a big impact on their mental, emotional and physical growth as well as on the society at large. The existing laws do not provide stringent punishment to the offenders, especially those who are making it easy for underage drinkers to have access to alcohol and it is time the Government increases the punishment to make it more difficult for them to have access to it. The Government should also pass laws that will fill the existing loopholes and also provide a support system for young kids to turn to when they have emotional problems. A combination of these measures can go a long way in curbing underage drinking in Australia.

Underage drinking is a common problem in many…… [Read More]

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No Author. 2010. Timely Rethink of Liquor Laws. The Advertiser (Adelaide). 21 July. p20-20.

Milne, Glenn. 2008. Alcopops Tax Warning- Young drinkers will switch to stronger wine products. The Sunday Mail (Brisbane). 18 May. P 4-4

Port, Jeni. 2008. "Is it On the Level?" The Age (Melbourne). 25 March. p1-1

Tideman, Deborah. 2006. Drinking Ban: plan to restrict teen alcohol use at home. The Advertiser (Adelaide). 20 June. p5-5
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Nurses Can Use to Obtain and Capture

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nurses can use to obtain and capture a patient's medical history. The importance of these processes is to ensure that there will not be inadequate patient assessments, as these may result in adverse outcomes during the patient care. Preparation of the environment, good communication skills and ordering of the questions are very important in the process of acquiring patient history. There is no specific population stated in the article, but it leans towards adult patient history. The outlines steps are mostly generic and can be applied for anyone, though that would require alteration, and addition of special skills when handling pediatric patients. The article also explains the rationale that can be used to ensure a nurse takes a comprehensive patient history.

Summary of the article

In all patient assessments, the most important thing is taking a patient's history. This is part of the whole process and has its imperative to…… [Read More]

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Buck, S. (2008). NURSE PRACTITIONER: CLINICAL SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (2ND EDN). [Book Review]. Practice Nurse, 35(2), 25-25.

Kaufman, G. (2008). Patient assessment: effective consultation and history taking. [Article]. Nursing Standard, 23(4), 50-56.

Lloyd, H., & Stephen, C. (2007). A guide to taking a patient's history. [Article]. Nursing Standard, 22(13), 42-48.

McGough, G. (2006). Nurse Practitioners -- Clinical Skills and Professional Issues: Second edition. [Book Review]. Nursing Standard, 20(30), 37-37.
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Organizational Power Building Using Power Organization Start

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Organizational Power

Building Using Power Organization Start reading Harvard Business eview (HB) article: Pfeffer J. (2010). Power Play. Harvard Business eview, July-August, Vol 88 Issue 7/8, p. 85-92. Based HB article Jeffry Pfeffer (2010), write a paper answer questions: Why gaining power organization important? Does author gaining power workplace a good bad thing? Please support answer evidence article.

Power in the organization: The Pfeffer model

Power has long been viewed as a synonym for something negative in the workplace. Today, the rhetoric of 'teamwork' tends to be favored more than the rhetoric of power. But according to Jeffery Pfeffer, power is a necessary component of doing business. The question is: is the manager using power for the right reasons? Managers may use power with many different motivations, including the need for affiliation (to be liked); for personal satisfaction, or the desire to influence others in a positive way to achieve…… [Read More]

Reference

Pfeffer J. (2010). Power play. Harvard Business Review, 88 (7/8): 85-92.
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Logistic Regression Using Some Very

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e if he considers some to be more important tthan others). If the reverse is the case, it can confuse him.

3. The Stepwise method

Here is where John can use the forward selection, the backwards elimination, or a combination of both.

In the forward selection, John tries out the variables one by one (starting with none at all) and including those that are statistically significant. In the backward elimination, the reverse occurs; John starts with all variables, tests them for significance and eliminates those that lack significance. John can also amalgamate both methods for greater security.

This method is advantageous for a study that yields a large number of possible explanatory variables, but there is no underlying theory which John can use to base his selection. Given the huge amount of potential candidates, screening out the variables that are significant can be helpful to John. He may be able…… [Read More]

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Evidence-Based Practice Use in Nursing for Making

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evidence-based practice use in nursing for making decisions using evidences to provide care to patients. This assignment has highlighted five main principles of EBP. These principles should be considered while implementing EBP. Moreover, there are certain challenges and barriers in implementing EBP. This assignment focused on strategies for implementing EBP.

Introduction of evidence-based practice to the workplace:

Changing the accepted confirmation of an NG (nasogastric) tube

Currently, I am employed at a medical and geriatric unit in a rehabilitation hospital. The unit is such that the majority of the nurses (60%) have over ten years' experience of practice. Thus the nurses on the unit are highly-trained professions who are extremely competent at their jobs. However, nurses of this level of experience are also often extremely change-resistant. Due to the level of the morale on the unit, nurses are often reluctant to alter the standard operating procedures with which they have…… [Read More]

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Earley, T. (2005) Using pH testing to confirm nasogastric tube position. Nursing Times,

101 (38):26 -- 28. Retrieved:

 http://www.nursingtimes.net/Journals/2013/04/02/q/b/f/050920Using-pH-testing-to-confirm-nasogastric-tube-position.pdf 

Kotter's 8-step change model. (2013). Mind Tools. Retrieved:
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Internet Use in the Educational

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"What's more, many teachers lack technical support; unlike businesses, most schools don't have an it guy down the hall to save the day when computers go haywire." (Wohl, 2001) central contemporary concern is the problem of Internet security and access to quality information. Without the necessary security measures and administrative restrictions, access to the Internet can also mean access to harmful pornographic material. These administrative procedures once again require technical expertise and time on the part of the teacher.

Another aspect that is of concern in today's online environment is that while there is a plethora of information available, this is not always of the best quality. Many teachers and institutions have banned student access to open -source sites such as Wikipedia for this reason. It is very difficult if not impossible for the teacher to monitor and check the validity and quality of the sites and sources that their…… [Read More]

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Chanlin, L., & Chang, C. (2003). Web-Based Library Instruction for Promoting

Information Skills. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 30(4), 265+. Retrieved March 5, 2008, from Questia database, http://www.questia.com.

Collis, B.A. (1996). Children and Computers in School. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence

Erlbaum Associates.
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Technology Is Always Challenging Although the Use

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technology is always challenging. Although the use of technology by social workers is not a new phenomenon, it is controversial. For a discipline traditionally tied to face-to-face interaction, many concerns about moving to technology-based practices have been raised. This paper will examine how social work informatics can be applied to child protection in Alaska and suggest a research project to examine its utility, particularly as it relates to the phenomenon of depersonalization. It can be hypothesized that the increasing use of informatics though useful drives a wedge between the social worker and the recipient.

Advocates for the use of technology identify increased opportunity and access to social work services, lower costs, and improved coordination of services, and privacy for stigmatized individuals as benefits of the tools (Chenoweth & Stehlik, 2002). Critics, on the other hand, point to the technological difficulties that impede interaction. They cite inequalities in access to resources,…… [Read More]

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Ashery, R.S. (2001). The utilization of technology in graduate schools of social work. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 18(1/2), 5 -- 18.

Association of Social Work Boards. (2002). Model Social Work Practice Act. Retrieved February 24, 2005, from http://www.aswb.org

Chenoweth, L., & Stehlik, D. (2002). Using technology in rural practice -- Local area coordination in rural Australia. Rural Social Work, 7(1), 14 -- 21.

Choi, G., Ligon, J., & Ward, J. (2002). Computer anxiety and social workers: Differences by access, use, and training. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 19(1), 1 -- 12.
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Whether Video Games Should Be Introduced Into Schools and Used to Help Educate Students

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VIDEO GAMES AND STUDENTS' LEANING

Whether video games should be introduced into schools and used to help educate students

Introduction of Video Games into Schools to Help Educate Students

In the contemporary field of learning, several scientific domains deal with both multi-dimensional and abstract phenomena. This present a number of difficulties to the students, making it uneasy for students to comprehend or apply their knowledge content. In order to grasp these abstract scientific concepts, students should be capable of building elastic and testable learning models, which may aid them in easy understanding. Most often, students are subjected to developing accurate mental scientific models, which hold no real-life references. In order to incorporate such invisible factors, concepts, or complex abstractions into easy and understandable concepts, there is a need for visual instructions to students. I, thereby, support the introduction of video games into schools and their maximum utilization in student instructions…… [Read More]

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Anderson, J.L. & Barnett, M. (2013).Learning physics with digital game simulations in middle school science. Journal of Science Education & Technology, 22(6), 914-926.

Anderson, J.L. & Barnett, M. (2013). Learning physics with digital game simulations in middle school science. Journal of Science Education & Technology, 22(6), 914-926.

Bourgonjon, J., De Grove, F., De Smet, C., Van Looy, J., Soetaert, R. & Valcke, M. (2013).

Acceptance of game-based learning by secondary school teachers.Computers & Education, 67, 21-35.
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Train Faculty to Use Computers

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" (Cole and Styron, nd)

Cole and Styron report that with the additional technology available in today's schools it would be natural to believe that students would enter the workforce better prepared for use of technology than previously. This is stated however to not be the case since reports show that in 1998 approximately 22% of employees possessed the necessary technology skills upon entering the workforce and these are technology skills needed for approximately 60% of the new jobs in the job market.

From these statistics it can be assumed that teachers are failing to incorporate technology into classroom instruction and thereby failing to enable students in expansion of their learning to include technology use. The work of Poole and Moran (1998) is stated to have made identification of several factors known to contribute to the ineffectiveness of staff development in the area of technology. Those factors are stated as…… [Read More]

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Zelin, Robert C. II and Baird, Jane E. (2007) Training Faculty to Use Technology in the Classroom. College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal Vol. 3 No. 3. Third Quarter 2007. Online available at: http://www.cluteinstitute-onlinejournals.com/PDFs/447.pdf

Perspectives on Instructional Technology (1997) Teaching Academy University of Wisconsin-Madison May 1997. Online available at: http://teachingacademy.wisc.edu/archive/About/itwhitepaper.pdf
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Drug Usage the Use Drugs

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Drug addiction is not merely a failure of will or weakness in character, however having this 'brain disease' does not absolve the addict of responsibility for his or her behavior, but it does explain why an addict feels compelled to continue using drugs (Leshner 2001). Environmental cues that surround an individual's initial drug use and development of the addiction, actually become "conditioned" to the drug use and thus are critical to the problem of addiction (Leshner 2001).

Therefore, when those cues are present at a later time, "they elicit anticipation of a drug experience and thus generate tremendous drug craving" (Leshner 2001). This type of cue-induces craving is one of the most frequent causes of drug use relapses, independently of whether drugs are available and even after years of abstinence (Leshner 2001).

In March 2006, it was reported that researchers from Liverpool, England discovered a gene that directly affects the…… [Read More]

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Changeux, Jean-Pierre. (1998 March 22). Drug use and abuse. Daedalus. Retrieved November 06, 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.

Eaves, Lindon J. (2005 July 01). Familial influences on alcohol use in adolescent female twins: testing for genetic and environmental interactions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol. Retrieved November 06, 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.

Goldman, Erik. (2005 July 01). Genetic tests could improve future drug abuse treatment. Family Practice News. Retrieved November 06, 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.

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Mobile Services Safety Security Usage

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Many researchers have conducted studies on many aspects of m-commerce and the use of mobile technology by consumers. deuyter, Kleijnen, & Wetzels (2006) stated, "M-commerce has been heralded repeatedly as the new service frontier of the millennium. Present market reality, however, seems to be less optimistic, therefore, the current study explores the factors contributing to the adoption of mobile services in a context of wireless finance" (p. 206).

Organization of the Study

Chapter two will consist of the literature review of published works and research studies on the subject of mobile commerce. There are many points-of-view and definitions of m-commerce and this chapter will attempt to examine the data as it relates to what is also referred to wireless e-commerce.

Chapter three through chapter five will substantiate and provide the details of the research methodology utilized for collecting the data. The collected data will be used to answer the research…… [Read More]

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Amin, H., Hamid, M., Lada, S. & Tanakinjal, G. (2006). Undergraduate attitudes and expectations for mobile banking [Electronic Version]. Journal of Internet Banking & Commerce, 11(3), 7-7.

Bhatti, T. (2007). Exploring factors influencing the adoption of mobile commerce [Electronic Version]. Journal of Internet Banking & Commerce, 12(3), 1-13.

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Anabolic Steroid and Performance Enhancing Drug Use

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Anabolic Steroid and Performance Enhancing Drug Use

Among High School Athletes

Anabolic steroid use has, at least in the past, been prevalent among major college and, especially, professional sports. Major League Baseball implemented a drug testing regimen very recently after backlash from fans made it an issue that the sport believed it had to listen to. The National Football League has a testing program that has been in place since 1989, and other sports have also begun programs to test for anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (PED) to ensure that there is a level playing field among all of their athletes. Unfortunately this testing has led to consequences for some athletes.

Some notable case of athletes being either stripped of honors or not being selected for honors because they acknowledged PED or steroid use have occurred in recent times. Lance Armstrong was recently stripped of all of his…… [Read More]

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Denham, BE. (2006). Effects of mass communication on attitudes toward anabolic steroids: An analysis of high school seniors. Journal of Drug Issues, 36(4), 809- 823.

Green, G.A. (2007). The prevalence of anabolic steroid use by Southern California high school athletes. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.la84foundation.org/3 CE/AnabolicSteroidsSouthernCaliforniaHighScho ol.pdf

Liberatore, S. (2009). Q: I have a lot of competitive athletes in my classes. If they decide to use steroids, what effect will this have on their health? The Science Teacher, 76(1), 70.

Martin, J., & Govender, K. (2011). Making muscle junkies: Investigating traditional masculine ideology, body image discrepancy, and the pursuit of muscularity in adolescent males. International Journal of Men's Health, 10(3), 220-233.
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Adolescent Substance Use Screening Instruments 10-Year Critical

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Adolescent Substance Use Screening Instruments: 10-Year Critical eview of the esearch Literature

Over ten million teenagers in the United States admit in a national survey that they drink alcohol, although it is illegal under the age of 21 in all states. In some studies, nearly one-quarter of school-age children both smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. Over four thousand adolescents every day try marijuana for the first time. The dangers of use, abuse and dependency on each of these substances have been established. When we also consider that these three substances are considered gateway drugs, that is, drugs whose use is likely to lead to experimentation with "hard" drugs, the potential problem of such widespread use is even more severe. Additionally, use of these substances is known to co-occur with a number of other psychiatric conditions as well as health issues such as the incidence of sexually-transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and…… [Read More]

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Aarons, Gregory A.; Brown, Sandra A.; Hough, Richard L.; Garland, Ann F.; Wood, Patricia A. Prevalence of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Across Five Sectors of Care (Statistical Data Included). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, April 2001 v40 i4 p419

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Sustainable Way of Using Nuclear Power and Waste Disposal

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Management Strategy to Utilize Meta-Analysis Technique for Nuclear Energy and Waste Disposal and Create Social Sustainability

A Dissertation Presented using the Meta-Analysis Technique

Komi E Fiagbe Comment by Owner: This is exactly what I wanted to see Komi. Your literature review should also identify the 20 studies that you want to analyze to give your readers an understanding of what you are doing. I want you to email me all three chapters as we move into the next course.Dr. A Christina Anastasia PH-D Chair

[Committee Name], [Degree], Committee Member

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This research proposal explores the link between public perceptions of nuclear power, how those perceptions are formed, and what influence those opinions have on energy policy. These issues are important in light of two realities. First, nuclear energy is declining in its share of global energy. Second, nuclear energy offers what might well be the best…… [Read More]

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Abokeng, A.K. (2005). Understanding Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90, 845-848.

Alic, J. (2012). Six things to do with nuclear waste: None of them ideal. Oil Price.com. Retrieved June 17, 2015 from http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Nuclear-Power/6-Things-to-do-with-Nuclear-Waste-None-of-them-Ideal.html

Alley, W. & Alley, R. (2013). Too hot to touch: The problem of high-level nuclear waste. Review by Konikow, L. (2013). Hydrogeology Journal.

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Managing Vulnerability Using Countermeasures of Physical Security

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Maintaining professionalism, when communicating the physical security, ensures its adoption by the stakeholders. In addition, providing a cost estimate for the whole process makes the management team understand the need for the adoption of the physical security in the business/organization (Chapter 7 of Broder, & Tucker, 2011).

Cost benefit/benefit analysis enables the business to assess the risks and advantages associated with the security option. This entails evaluating the efficiency of the security program with the perceived operational costs and implications on organizational performance. This ensures proper development of security design for ensuring effective management operations management. Some of the risk management options that ensure physical security include the development of effective policies, procedures, hardware, and labor that promote utilization of security programs. ecovery can be achieved by ensuring developing the desired hardware that stores data related to operations management in the organization. Evaluating the effectiveness of a security program is…… [Read More]

References

Chapter 5 of Broder, JF. & Tucker, G. (2011). Risk Analysis and the Security Survey. Upper Saddle River,

NJ: Elsevier

Chapter 7 of Broder, JF. & Tucker, G. (2011). Risk Analysis and the Security Survey. Upper Saddle River,

NJ: Elsevier
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How Businesses Can Use Cloud Computing Technology

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organizations can do to protect client data comprehensively and how they do this. It will also examine the most common forms of data customers generate, and take a look at some of the contemporary hardware and software that organizations protecting and handling data in the cloud use presently.

Common Types of Customer Data

Data Identity:

The individual is at the core of any database, so gaining an insight into how a person is, and having the ability to maintain a homogenous point-of-view for customers is the first step in the identification of data. This should embrace all the information that can make it possible for a person to be specially identified (oberts, 2013)

Such information should include:

Personal information -- Date/place of birth, gender etc.

Postal Address -- Address line, street, name of building, number of building etc.

Identity -- Title, first name (Surname), forename, designation, letters etc.

Contact --…… [Read More]

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Angeles, S. (2013, May 1). Business News Daily: Small Business Solutions & Inspiration. Cloud Computing - A Small Business Guide - BusinessNewsDaily. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4427-cloud-computing-small-business.html

Berry, R., & Reisman, M. (2012). Policy Challenges of Cross-Border Cloud Computing. Journal of International Commerce and Economics, .Retrieved, from http://www.usitc.gov/journals/policy_challenges_of_cross-border_cloud_computing.pdf

Drew, J. (2012). Technology and CPAs: Visions of the future. Journal of Accountability. Retrieved, from  http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2012/Jun/20114844.htm 

King & Raja. (2012). Protecting the privacy and security of sensitive customer data in the cloud. Computer Law & Security Review, 28 (3), 308-319. Retrieved, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0267364912000556
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How Does a Person Live Meaningful Life

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Life

How Does a Person Live a Meaningful Life?

One of the questions which have perplexed humankind is how to live a meaningful life. This is because there have been a number of theorists and philosophers, who provided insights about the best ways to achieve these objectives. Over the centuries, these views are constantly shifting. This is because experiences and social attitudes will shape a person's insights.

To fully understand the meaning of life requires focusing on key ideas from the different philosophers. This will be accomplished by discussing central figures from each module in terms of their contribution, the pros / cons of their ideas and how this relates to their understanding of life. Together, these different elements will illustrate how each one of these theories is influencing the way someone can live a fulfilling life.

Epictetus -- Freedom

Epictetus is focused on several different areas to provide a…… [Read More]

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Michelangelo. (2013). You Tube. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioK-NxISgM8

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Organizational Psychology Honest and Meaningful Feedback Strategies

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Gathering Feedback

Benefits and Drawbacks of Formal 360-Degree Assessments

When implemented appropriately in organizations, the formal 360-degree assessment system can offer some benefits, such as in connection with the "full picture" element of your fit into the organization. It allows your performance to be measured more broadly than operational-task-related feedback generated from immediate coworkers. The fact that multiple coworkers contribute feedback can sometimes help organizations identify the source of problems or delays, and determining the optimal resolution to conflicts in the workplace. In ideal situations and applications, 360-degree assessment systems can also help measure whether others consider you to share a mindset or source of motivation that matches the organization's mission and values. A drawback to the 360 approach is that it relies on feedback from others who are not necessarily skilled or experienced giving feedback, and the error rate is usually higher than a direct supervisor's feedback, for example.…… [Read More]

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Live Meaningful Lives by Learning

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Other leaders like Aeschylus have said, "wisdom comes alone through suffering." By being accepted in this school, I hope to pass what I have learned on and make this world a more diverse place to live.

On the road "to be nobody but" myself, it is unquestionably the hardest battle I could fight. However, in the process, I've accumulated a tremendous amount of valuable experience and knowledge. My diversity of experience is my biggest asset. Because I can relate an education to concrete examples from my own past, it is the perfect time for me to join this school, which means my past can be used to prepare myself for the promises of the future. At this school, I hope to truly learn what it means to become myself. This school is the greatest chance I will ever get to make something of myself because it will help me mold…… [Read More]

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Effecting Meaningful Change in the Global South

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Future of Global Neoliberalism

One of the harsh realities of life in the 21st century is that the vast majority of the world's population continues to struggle to survive in the face of dwindling arable land and governmental policies that serve to constrain rather than promote economic development. To determine the facts, this paper provides a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature to explain why some theorists have maintained that the state continues to be a central agent that facilitates the advancement of global neoliberalism. A discussion concerning the rationale in support of this position, including an analysis of the possibilities and barriers that neoliberalism creates for genuine long-term sustainable human development; the objectives, strategies, and achievements of social movements as well as the barriers they face; and state-led models of development that run counter to the neoliberal agenda. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings…… [Read More]

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Intelligence the Authors Use This

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This includes a general description of how to incorporate activities based on multiple intelligences into the classroom, and the benefits and importance of doing so. A diversified curriculum will be far more likely to meet all learners' needs, rather than just promoting and developing the types of intelligence that have been traditionally recognized and encouraged in Western schools. This means making curricula both "intelligence rich" by promoting and developing all types of intelligence, and "intelligence fair" by making sure that learning opportunities and assessment methods take the different intelligences into account. This can often mean providing choice in the activities to be performed, as well as in the ways to complete them, as well as offering many different activities even when they don't match a particular student's proclivities, specifically to develop some of their weaker intelligences.

Knowledge is most useful when it is practical, and though there is a great…… [Read More]

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Conflict Comm Using Communication to

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However, there were a number of influential employee leaders who objected to this approach and who made their position widely known through channels both formal and informal. The latter dissemination of discontent was particularly problematic as murmurings filled the company concerning the presence of some internal resistance. Most importantly for our company was the removal of the impulse for resistance. It was our view, and the view of the present text, that any such dissension could lead to serious morale issues. Therefore, it was incumbent upon us to at least weight the position offered by our dissenting colleagues.

Our strategy for navigating the conflict toward compromise -- as this is defined by our primary text -- would be to select those opposition leaders who had been most vocal and influential to form internal teams and develop competing proposals. These proposals would require that the selected representative developed and delineated plans…… [Read More]

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Power and the Use of Language Orwell's

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Power and the Use of Language, Orwell's 1984 And Beyond

George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel 1984 has become almost iconoclastic in its meaning for contemporary society. Almost like the term Machiavellianism, 1984 evokes images in popular culture, along with the author's name as an adjective, and phrases that were used in the book. Even the term "Orwellian" denotes a certain type of society; phrases like "Big Brother," "Newspeak," "Thought-Police," etc. are now part of the vocabulary when describing totalitarian regimes. The novel's premise has become part of a modern archetype, imitated on television, popular music, movies, and even one of the most popular advertisements ever made, the 1984 launch of Apple's Macintosh.

Nineteen Eighty-Four focuses on a new type of society -- repressive, totalitarian, staunch, all-powerful, all knowing, oligarchical, and pervasive. The novel's main character, Winston Smith, is a simple civil servant assigned to the daily task of perpetuating the…… [Read More]

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Wain, J. (1978). Essays on Literature and Ideas. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.
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Counseling Approach Used Existential Perspective Issue in

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Counseling

Approach used:

Existential perspective

Issue in Counseling:

Helping clients deal with anxiety

Many individuals experience anxiety today. ith the help of therapeutic counselors, clients learn how to cope with their anxiety-related issues, in turn allowing them to live a healthy and manageable life. Many counselors choose to use the existential method in counseling clients with anxiety. The existential approach to counseling is an approach to helping clients of all cultures find meaning and harmony in their lives. Counselor's who use this approach focus on the eternal issues of love, loneliness, suffering and death that each of us face daily. It seeks to cultivate our philosophical mindedness in relating to ourselves, others, nature, and our faith. Existential counseling has no planned endpoint but is the beginning of a search for hope, love, and meaning in life. It is applicable to all problems in living, but it is especially appropriate when…… [Read More]

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Carlson, L.A., (2003). Existential theory: Helping school counselors attend to youth at risk for violence. Professional School Counseling, 6 (5), 310.

Epp, L., (1998). The courage to be an existential counselor: an interview of Clemmont E.

Vontress. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 20 (1), 1.

Krueger, M.J. & Hanna, F.J., (1997). Why adoptees search: an existential treatment perspective. Journal of Counseling and Development, 75 (3), 195.
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Should Schools Use Virtual Education

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Gabrieli asserts that schools use time in an outmoded way: schools used to take summers off because children would help at the farms to bring in the crops in the old days -- or because summers are hot and school houses need to be cool; but today these are not really factors (Koonce, 2016). Therefore, according to this side of the argument, time can be better managed and -- in fact -- expanded so as to close the achievement gap; in short, there should be more time spent in schools. On the other side of the argument is Larry Cuban, however, who shows that there is no evidence that more time spent in school actually leads to greater academic achievement (Koonce, 2016). So, there is the idealistic side, represented by Gabrieli, and the scientific side, represented by Cuban.

My belief about this issue is that success is largely dependent upon…… [Read More]

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21st Century Skills. (2015). The Glossary of Education Reform. Retrieved from http://edglossary.org/21st-century-skills/

Kim, C. (2008). Academic success begins at home: How children can succeed in school. Heritage. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2008/09/academic-success-begins-at-home-how-children-can-succeed-in-school

Koonce, G. (2016). (Ed). Taking sides: Clashing views on educational issues expanded

(18 Ed.). Mcgraw Hill Publishers.
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Cellphone Driving the Dangers of Using a

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Cellphone Driving

The Dangers of Using a Cell Phone hile Driving

Statistics connecting cell phone usage with dangerous driving have becoming increasingly readily available. Evidence suggests that cell phones cause drivers to become distracted, to move their eyes off the road and, ultimately, to endanger their lives and the lives of other motorists. ith the advent of texting and emailing by smartphone, these risks are even greater. In spite of this, the United States remains resistant to impose federal legislation that would make it illegal, nationwide, to use a cell phone while driving. Given the evidence relating cell phone use and dangerous driving, there is a strong imperative for the development and passage of distracted driving laws on the national level.

The strongest argument in favor of such a law is the clear and irrefutable evidence denoting the danger of driving while using a cell phone. In fact, an article…… [Read More]

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Hanson, D.J. (2012). Driving While Using Cell Phone as Dangerous as Driving While Drunk. Potsdam.edu.

Nationwide. (2013). Driving While Distracted: Statistics to Know. Nationwide.com.

Richtel, M. (2009). Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cellphone Risks. New York Times.
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How People Use Shared Groupwork Tools

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people use the shared group work tools that have emerged as one of the most effective tools in the educational and professional world. The paper explains the practical implication of these tools with real life experiences to evaluate the benefits and limitations of these tools.

The use of shared group work tools have been increasing at a great pace. These group work tools include many of the popular software such as EMS (Electronic Meeting System), WetPaint, GoogleDrive etc. Katherine and Brenda in "Managing Virtual Team" state that the collaborative software involves the joint efforts of people who might not be even working at the same time. Such software helps in working from home and at flexible timings increasing the productivity of the projects. Such software is also called collaborative software which is specifically designed to assist people working together on a common task aiming to achieve a common goal. Such…… [Read More]

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Katerine, B.; Brenda, H.; Char, J. (2011). Managing Virtual Teams. Worldware Publishing. Plano.

Lockwood, A. (2010). The Project Manager's Perspective on Project Management Software Packages. Avignon, France.
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Effective Use of the Pantoum

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Pantoum in Two Poems

The poetic form of the pantoum is prevalent and makes up the structure of the following two poems: My Brother at 3 A.M. By Natalie Diaz and Incident by Natasha Trethewey. Each poet is able to use the pantoum distinctly and with a certain level of aplomb and effectiveness in order to convey the underlying feeling of the overall poem. The pantoum refers to a literary structure which is able to strongly evoke the past, and memories of the past as a result of its dreamy and enchanting repetitions. This form of poetic structure originated in France, derived from one which was evoked from Malaysia in the 15th century; the form first became popular within Europe and North America in the 19th and 20th centuries (Unst, 2013). One of the more riveting aspects of this form of poetic and structural device is that "subtle shifts in…… [Read More]

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Diaz, N. My Brother at 3am. 2014. April 2014

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Cultural Appropriation and the Use of India

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Khadi Amongst Western Design Students

Qualitative Study:

The ancient hand-woven cotton fabric has been described not only as a fabric but a philosophy and movement. The political leader Mahatma Gandhi viewed the use of khadi as a political act. By establishing the use of home-spun fabric in India, versus foreign textiles, he hoped to free India of foreign dependence on imports, which had been fostered during the colonial era (Selin, 1997, p. 961). Since these early origins, khadi has become embraced outside of India because of its unique texture and appearance as well as its association with traditional culture. Khadi became synonymous with self-sufficiency for Indians and a proud example of how they might embrace their culture through the use of traditional handicrafts. This proposed qualitative study of Western design students is designed to assess their uses of khadi and their perceptions of incorporating it into their work. Its central…… [Read More]

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Nittle, N. (2016). What is cultural appropriation and why is it wrong? About.com. Retrieved from: http://racerelations.about.com/od/diversitymatters/fl/What-Is-Cultural-Appropriation-and-Why-Is-It-Wrong.htm

Peralta, E. (2015). Theft and artistry: Coldplay, Beyonce in India spark discussion on appropriation. NPR. Retrieved from: http://www.npr.org/2016/02/06/465622102/theft-and-artistry-coldplay-beyonc-in-india-spark-discussion-on-appropriation
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Art Using Use Art in

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This is a method of indirect instruction, an important component of art education, as noted in Mary E. Thompson's chapter on "Art for Students with Special Needs." Having a rebus charts with pictures illustrating the steps of the project also helps students follow directions, and for students with attention deficit issues, these students can refer to the chart to reorient themselves if they lose focus on the project.

Teachers should strive to minimize self-consciousness. For children in a wheelchair, the classroom should be physically accessible, not simply with wheelchair ramps, but also with a wide, clear path to the art center. Some art tools may need to be used in different ways, depending on the children's physical limitations. The teacher should have a wide range of adaptive art tools, like fat bingo markers, chunky crayons, large markers, double-handed ambidextrous scissors and glue sticks, which may prove less frustrating than a…… [Read More]

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Thompson, Mary E. (1997). "Art for Students with Special Needs." Chapter 13 from An Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education. Edited by Linda L. Dunlap MA: Allyn & Bacon.
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Alcohol Tobacco & Drug Use

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S. provide funds for staff development on drug use and alcohol use by school-age children. But only 26% of elementary school classes and required middle school and high school health education courses had a teacher that had received "staff development on alcohol or other drug-use prevention" (SHIPPS). Still, SHIPPS reports that 91.4% of high schools and 80.4% of middle schools surveyed teach the "benefits of not using alcohol" and 90.3% of high schools and 79.4% of middle schools teach the "benefits of not using illegal drugs." These data are based on schools that have "required instruction" in those areas of health education.

An article in the Journal of School Health (Summerlin-Long, 2008) details "tobacco-free school" (TFS) policies; the article references "positive reports" from "key informants" in 46 school districts in North Carolina that had passed TFS policies between December 2001 and August 2005. This article is particularly pertinent because of…… [Read More]

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Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly. (2002). Teenagers abusing cough syrup. Retrieved March 1, 2009, at http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-2173465_ITM.

Brooks, Ashley, Gaier Larkin, Elizabeth M., Kishore, Sonal, & Frank, Scott. (2008).

Cigars, Cigarettes, and Adolescents. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(6),

Bryant, Alison L. (2003). How Academic Achievement, Attitudes, and Behaviors Relate
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Business Using Gelso 2006 Harlow

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esearchers have an occasion to further organizational science and to make research practical by producing information that can impact changing organizational forms and circumstances. Pragmatically, academic researchers are not likely to get access to a company that is going through change unless the practitioners believe the research will be helpful (Gibson & Mohrman, 2001).

There have been a number of calls to augment the significance and effectiveness of organizational science to companies. The usefulness challenge cannot be defined merely as getting practitioners to value and include what academics learn. It is believed that the usefulness of research depends, somewhat, on the degree to which the perspectives of organization members are incorporated in research procedures and the results are included into those members' organization design activities that take place as their company adjusts to its changing environment. esearch is more likely to be seen as useful if there are occasions for…… [Read More]

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Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences

(U.S.), National Academy of Engineering & Institute of Medicine (U.S.). (2009). On

being a scientist: A guide to responsible conduct in research, (3rd ed.). Washington,

D.C.: National Academies Press. Retrieved from:
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Enhance Our Ability to Engage in Meaningful

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enhance ou ability to engage in meaningful intepesonal elationships cannot be ovestated. This is moe so the case at the familial level, whee thee is a geat need to maintain mutual positive elations. Being social animals, human beings lagely thive on intepesonal elationships. Sound undestanding of the need fo maintenance and development of intepesonal elationships is theefoe not only necessay but also beneficial.

Smith, S.M. & Kampfe, C.M. (1997). Intepesonal Relationship Implications of Heaing Loss in Pesons who ae Olde. The Jounal of Rehabilitation, 63(2), 15-26.

One of the most impotant components of effective and fuitful intepesonal elationships is listening. In addition to being a sign of inteest and concen, listening is of geat impotance when it comes to the povision of appopiate feedback -- sound intepesonal elationships especially at the familial level ae founded on the pope matching of esponses to the situation. The authos of this paticula aticle…… [Read More]

references used by the authors in seeking to support their assertions are relatively outdated. This could affect the applicability of findings to modern situations.

Conclusion

There is need to familiarize oneself with the various concepts relating to not only the development but also the maintenance of interpersonal relationships. This way, one can easily come up with strategies meant to enrich and enhance relationships. Careful reading of the articles presented herein is therefore of great significance in the further development of one's professional capabilities.
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Shop Goes Global Tells the Meaningful Story

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Shop Goes Global" tells the meaningful story of the tenacity, beneficial opportunism and importance of capitalism. The article opens memorably, discussing one of the most historical moments of the 20th century -- the destruction and removal of the Berlin Wall. While the eradication of the Berlin wall symbolized many things to many people, for the most part it symbolized the unraveling of communist rule in Eastern Europe. And the unraveling of communist rule in Eastern Europe meant opportunities for all -- not just opportunities for citizens of Eastern Europe, but for everyone, because the 20th century demonstrated how the world was becoming more and more of a global society. The article tells the story of Paul Panitz, an American who went to a government-run copy center in Budapest, which was apparently one of the very few copy centers in Hungary at all; however this was no surprise. As the article…… [Read More]

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Implementing Meaningful Changes on a Nursing Unit

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Applying Change Theory to Nursing Operations

In response to a request from a nurse manager to select a team of nurses to assist in implementing a long-needed change to existing policy, it will be necessary to change the manner in which the nursing staff performs shift-to-shift reporting. At present, nurses report to each other in the break room and the nurse manager has decided that in the next 2 weeks the nursing unit will transition to report being endorsed at the bedside. This paper describes how a project manager should approach this change project using a transformational leadership style to guide the process as well as how Kurt Lewin's change theory can be used support the change implementation process. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings concerning transformational leadership and Lewin's change theory in this context are provided in the conclusion.

Discussion concerning the selected leadership style and…… [Read More]

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Letvak, S. (2014, September). Overview and summary: Healthy nurses: Perspectives on caring for ourselves. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 19(3), 117-120.

Rosch, E. (2002, Summer). Lewin's field theory as situated action in organizational change. Organization Development Journal, 20(2), 8-11.
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Initiating Meaningful Business Changes

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Human Resources: Change Management -- HR Department Gets No Respect

Genuine departmental change requires changing the system as well as the symptoms. This would be accomplished by understanding where the HR Department is at this time and where it should be a year from now. A return to the fundamentals of Human Resources is vital to drawing up a successful plan, as is acceptance of change in phases through teamwork. This collaborative approach should optimize the success of meaningful, enduring change in the Human Resources Department.

18-Month Plan of Action to Make the HR Department Productive and Respected by March 3, 2015

Clearly, the current state of the HR Department is poor and its reputation within the company is understandably just as poor. Consequently, there is a need for significant change within the HR Department. A Human Resources director knows from education and experience that superficial change will not take…… [Read More]

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Comaford, C. (2013). Smart tribes: How teams become brilliant together. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Jones, J., Aguirre, D., & Calderone, M. (2004, April 15). 10 principles of change management. Retrieved March 3, 2014 from www.strategy-business.com Web site:  http://www.strategy-business.com/article/rr00006?pg=all 

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Why the Coke Logo Is'so Meaningful for Consumers

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Coca-Cola, in Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the hole Branding Team

Designing brand identity necessitates having a good logo. A logo must be memorable, distinctive, practical, appropriate, simple, graphic, and able to convey the right message. The more minimal it is, the better -- this keeps it simple. Complex logos do not sell themselves because they are trying to do too much. A logo should "stick" in the mind easily and be easily seen and interpreted for the sake of allowing the consumer to quickly identify the product. A complex logo has to be studied and scrutinized and this is not fun for the consumer. Color is also important as colors send messages to consumers (Mills). Coca-Cola's logo is white cursive text on red background: the white conveys a message of trust and authority and the red conveys a message of boldness and energy.

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Randy Pausch Remembering Randy the Most Meaningful

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Randy Pausch

Remembering Randy

The most meaningful message that I found in Randy Pausch's book The Last Lecture has to do with what the author was telling readers regarding obstacles in the way of fulfilling dreams and ambitions. Specifically, the part of this narrative that pertains to brick walls was particularly enlightening for anyone who is attempting to accomplish goals or to set precedents. The author's conception of brick walls are impediments that prevent -- or at least impede -- people from accomplishing certain tasks. The following quotation elucidates this point of the author's more fully. "The brick walls are there for a reason. They're not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."

In many ways, this quotation sums up the author's entire attitude towards life and is the principle theme of this work of…… [Read More]

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Sampling Methods That Can Be Used in

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sampling methods that can be used in quantitative research. The first is simple random sampling. This method allows the researcher to get a truly representative sample of the population, free from any bias. Whether simple random sampling is easy or not depends to some extent on the nature of the population. Simple random sampling does not involve targeting any sub-grouping within the population, but it does deliver a more globally representative sample.

Another method is stratified sampling, wherein the researcher targets specific sub-groups. An example of this would be using demographics to break down groups. Marketers commonly use stratified sampling to understand how specific demographics respond to their products. A company might use simple random sampling, but if it wants to test a specific ad campaign for effectiveness in a target demo, then it would use stratified sampling in order to ensure that all members of the sample are within…… [Read More]

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How Sociocultural Frameworks Can Be Used to Improve Academic Outcomes

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Education as Cultural Transmission

School culture

Education and societal inequality

Synthesis and Analysis

Drawing Conclusions

Education as cultural transmission

Although the precise purpose of education remains in debate, what is clear is that the life lessons needed by young people living in the Amazon rainforests are far different from those needed by young learners in developed nations, so it is reasonable to posit that education can be viewed as a means of cultural transmission that is intended to impart what is regarded as important and valuable to future generations (Harris & Graves, 2010). Young learners in the primitive regions of the Amazon, for instance, would need to know how to hunt and fish for the right types of game and which plants were edible and which should be avoided. These young people would have little or no need (which is not to say desire) for knowing how to design a…… [Read More]

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Improving Employee Performance Using Appropriate Compensation Mechanisms

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J.C. PENNEY COMPANY CHALLENGES: COMPENSATION AND BENEFIT SYSTEM

J.C. Penney Company Challenges with Its Compensation and Benefit System

C Penney Company is a company that mostly deals in the normal house merchandise and runs in some stores in the country. It is one of the biggest retail stores in the United States. The major concern is that people often subscribe to the services offered by this company with the view of getting the best of what can come out. The following the compensation and benefits system for the company in light of the strengths and weaknesses witnessed. The analysis identifies other companies that are experiencing problems in their benefits systems. The study also looks into the benefits of engaging in the said benefits of the compensation system. An analysis of the challenges offers an opportunity for the management to identify he possible solution in improving its system. The analysis is…… [Read More]

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Caswell, B. (2009). Workmen's Compensation Benefits in Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky.: Legislative Research Commission.

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The Use of Historical Evidence in Natalie Zemon Davis the Return of Martin Guerre

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Natalie Zemon Davis' The Return of Martin Guerre chronicles a true story but Davis' historical work of nonfiction has the quality of a fairy tale because of its improbable character. The title character is a well-to-do French peasant that apparently disappeared, leaving his wife ertrande de Rols in the status of legal limbo. In a world in which a woman's marital status was all-important, she was unable to divorce and unable to mourn a man she was uncertain was dead or alive. A man claiming to be Martin Guerre returned and was accepted by 'his' wife but was later revealed to be an imposter, despite being fully accepted by both ertrande and the surrounding community. In her analysis of this story, Davis skillfully blends court testimony and speculation to flesh out this narrative. In doing so she makes a contribution to the way that historical analysis is usually performed. It…… [Read More]

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Davis, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,