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Teachers Integrating Technology: Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

To understand better the process by which P-12 teachers come to integrate technology into their instructional practices, the researcher undertook a yearlong investigation into technology use at two different school sites in northern Louisiana. Teachers' stages of concern about technology, levels of technology use, perceptions about coursework impact on technology use and integration, and practices and perceptions about teaching and

Dawn Basinger

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NAVAIR Information Technology Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study employed an online survey (with 126 respondents) to investigate variables affecting job satisfaction levels and feelings regarding the NAVAIR IT procurement process among Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) China Lake end users. ...

K. P. Tajii

2010-01-01

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The Case Files: Case Studies for Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This thirty-page booklet was written by Mark E. Walls and Sydney Rogers during SEATEC which preceded The Case Files project. The conceptual underpinnings for the Case Files project are described in detail in this foundational document. Charts, diagrams and other visual representations help to better illustrate the topics discussed in the paper. References to external resources are provided at the back-end of this lesson. The document is available in pdf format.

Wall, Mark E.; Rogers, Sydney

2009-06-22

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Innovative and Alternative Technology: Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides case studies of eleven projects which have received additional grant funds through the Innovative and Alterative (I/A) Program. The purpose of this report is to present information gathered during investigation of eleven case studies.

D. J. Hinrichs N. E. Heim J. A. Faisst B. E. Burris

1981-01-01

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Technologies in Literacy Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws on outcomes of a study which explored changes in teachers' literacy pedagogies as a result of their participation in a collaborative teacher professional learning project. The educational usability of schemas drawn from multiliteracies and Learning by Design theory is illustrated through a case study of a teacher's work on…

Cloonan, Anne

2010-01-01

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Technological change and technology monitoring process: Evidence from four Italian case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology monitoring (TM) may take on different meanings in a company’s day-to-day activities. In some cases it can be interpreted as a technology intelligence methodology, while in others it is understood as technology forecasting or even as technology assessment. These different interpretations are confirmed by an analysis of the literature. This case study examines the technology monitoring process in four

Anna Nosella; Giorgio Petroni; Rossella Salandra

2008-01-01

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You and Technology, A High School Case Study Text.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This second draft of a manuscript for a high school engineering and technology course uses case studies as its format. The principles associated with various engineering problems are presented along with their effects on daily life. Topics include the computer, the automotive power system, satellite communications, the petroleum industry, water…

Damaskos, Nickander J., Ed.; Smyth, Michael P., Ed.

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Priority setting for new technologies in medicine: qualitative case study  

PubMed Central

Objective To describe priority setting for new technologies in medicine. Design Qualitative study using case studies and grounded theory. Setting Two committees advising on priorities for new technologies in cancer and cardiac care in Ontario, Canada. Participants The two committees and their 26 members. Main outcome measures Accounts of priority setting decision making gathered by reviewing documents, interviewing members, and observing meetings. Results Six interrelated domains were identified for priority setting for new technologies in medicine: the institutions in which the decision are made, the people who make the decisions, the factors they consider, the reasons for the decisions, the process of decision making, and the appeals mechanism for challenging the decisions. Conclusion These domains constitute a model of priority setting for new technologies in medicine. The next step will be to harmonise this description of how priority setting decisions are made with ethical accounts of how they should be made.

Singer, Peter A; Martin, Douglas K; Giacomini, Mita; Purdy, Laura

2000-01-01

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Intelligent decision support for road mapping a technology transfer case study with seimens corporate technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we describe a technology transfer case study with Siemens Corporate Technology, Systems and Engineering in Munich, Germany in which intelligent decision support was provided for road mapping of the services provided by this unit. The challenge was to provide roadmaps for optimal success in order to achieve maximum market competitiveness and customer satisfaction while simultaneously balancing the

Pankaj Bhawnani; Guenther Ruhe; Franz Kudorfer; Ludger Meyer

2006-01-01

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Social sustainability and social acceptance in technology assessment: A case study of energy technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses an approach for assessing indicators for the social sustainability of technical systems developed within a Swedish technology assessment tool called ORWARE. Social sustainability is approached from the perspective of one of its ingredients, namely social acceptance. The research takes the form of a case study on energy technologies conducted in the municipality of Kil in west central

G. Assefa; B. Frostell

2007-01-01

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Remediation case studies: Innovative groundwater treatment technologies. Volume 11  

SciTech Connect

The case studies present available cost and performance information for full-scale remediation efforts and several large-scale demonstration projects. They are meant to serve as primary reference sources, and contain information on site background and setting, contaminants and media treated, technology, cost and performance, and points of contact for the technology application. The studies contain varying levels of detail, reflecting the differences in the availability of data and information. The case studies in this volume describe twelve groundwater remediation applications that used innovative treatment technologies. Three of the applications used permeable reactive barriers; four used in-situ bioremediation (some in conjunction with pump and treat); one used air sparging alone; one used a combination of in-situ bioremediation, air sparging, and pump and treat; one used a combination air and stream stripping process; one used a membrane filtration process; and one used a chemical reaction and dissolved air flotation process. Seven of these applications were conducted at full scale, and the remaining five at a field demonstration scale. Contaminants treated included chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and metals.

NONE

1998-09-01

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Evolving technologies support mobile and collaborative curriculum: a case study.  

PubMed

This case study describes the efforts of librarians to integrate mobile devices, collaboration tools, and resources into a School of Medicine third-year pediatric clerkship. Additional class emphasis is on evidence-based searching and journal article evaluation and presentation. The class objectives ensure that students are comfortable with mobile devices and collaboration tools. Over the eight-year history of the course, student acceptance of the mobile devices used diminished as the devices aged, necessitating the evaluation and selection of new technologies. Collaboration tools and mobile applications employed in the course evolved to accommodate curriculum changes. PMID:22559178

Le Ber, Jeanne M; Lombardo, Nancy T

2012-01-01

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Enhancing Technology Use in Student Teaching: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the gap that exists between the technological knowledge and skills preservice teachers possess and their confidence in using them to successfully integrate technology in their classrooms. Specifically, this study addressed whether a model of instructional delivery using the integration of technology practices into the elementary method courses for preservice teachers positively influenced their self-reported confidence level and

2005-01-01

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Online Learning and Teaching with Technology: Case Studies, Experience and Practice. Case Studies of Teaching in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains case studies that look at using technology in a wide range of situations, from fully online courses to more traditional face-to-face settings. The case studies deal with issues related to student interaction, teaching and assessment, planning and development, and policy. The following case studies are included: (1) "Flame War"…

Murphy, David, Ed.; Walker, Rob, Ed.; Webb, Graham, Ed.

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Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Technology Transfer: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Knowledge-based competition has magnified the importance of learning alliances as a fast and effective mechanism of capability development. This case presents a technology transfer project from a university's engineering research center to a private firm to illuminate learning and knowledge-based determinants of the outcomes of such projects. In…

Daghfous, Abdelkader

2004-01-01

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Case studies in technology choice. Volume 2. Puget Sound Power and Light Co. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an illustrative case study using the EPRI technology choice model (TCM). This model is designed to help individual utilities choose technologies and explain their choices. It allows utilities to compare the technological, economic, and environmental effects of different technologies with management's evaluation of these effects. The study examines technology choice complexities, including multiple objectives, uncertainties, and timing.

Keeney, R.L.; Sicherman, A.

1985-01-01

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A Case Study of Technology-Enhanced Historical Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes the integration of web resources and technology as instructional and learning tools in oral history projects. The computer-mediated oral history project centred around interviews with community elders combined with new technologies to engage students in authentic historical inquiry. The study examined learners' affective…

Yang, Shu Ching

2009-01-01

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Technology Integration during Student Teaching: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article represents a study at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where secondary and elementary education preservice teachers were surveyed to determine their usage of various technologies during student teaching. Described are the results and analysis relative to what technologies are enhancing the learning of students in academic…

Supon, Vi; Ruffini, Michael

2009-01-01

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Implementing robotics technology: A case study in organizational learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

A visionary manager will occasionally encounter a “wave-of-the-future” technology that can change the manufacturing process. Since such technologies are relatively unknown to others in the organization, its implementation can make or break its success. New Process Gear (NPG) plant, a division of New Venture Gear, Inc., has experienced this scenario with its robotics installation. This field study examines several robotics

Donald F. McLean; Lloyd A. Swanson; David Wilemon

1993-01-01

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Design languages, notation systems, and instructional technology: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Notational systems, used in mature fields of study, are closely related to design languages. The future of a technological\\u000a field depends on the ability to communicate ideas and changes with others in the field. Instructional technology is one field\\u000a that can benefit from a notation system enabling designers to duplicate, execute, and communicate their ideas.\\u000a \\u000a In this paper, we look

Sandie H. Waters; Andrew S. Gibbons

2004-01-01

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Industrial marketing research for an emerging technology: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A general evaluation of fluidized bed, waste-heat recovery equipment (FBWHR) marketability is made. Consideration is given to the technical, economical, and the marketability aspects of the technology. The primary purpose for conducting a marketing research study was to assess industry interest, attitudes, decision-making processes, and performance requirements concerning waste-heat recovery equipment in general and FBWHR technology in particular. The first

Grogan

1981-01-01

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Technology Integration in the Schools of Guyana: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following study examines the implementation of learning technologies in Guyana, South America. Specifically, the study addresses the impact of using interactive radio instruction for teaching mathematics and SuccessMaker software for enhancing literacy skills. The research results were based on surveys, interviews, classroom observations, and…

MacKinnon, Gregory; MacKinnon, Paula

2010-01-01

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A Case Study: Employment Prospects for Female Technology Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from a three-year study to determine the ratio of male and female graduates employed in industrial-related jobs after completing industrial technology programs at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, show no significant difference in the employability rate. Several factors may limit the study validity. (MF)

Frey, Dewayne L.

1978-01-01

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Technology Integration in the Schools of Guyana: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following study examines the implementation of learning technologies in Guyana, South America. Specifically, the study addresses the impact of using interactive radio instruction for teaching mathematics and SuccessMaker software for enhancing literacy skills. The research results were based on surveys, interviews, classroom observations, and focus groups but also benefitted from access to government statistics and qualitative expert reports of

Gregory MacKinnon; Paula MacKinnon

2010-01-01

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Forestry Case Studies. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Case Study CS-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case studies of Peace Corps forestry projects in Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Chile, Guatemala, Chad, Liberia, and Niger are presented as a guide in aiding future forestry programming efforts. Each case study includes: (1) general information about the specific country; (2) an overview of forestry programs and efforts in that country; (3) a…

Storti, Craig

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Effectiveness and Costs of Alcoholism Treatment (Health Technology Case Study 22).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study was performed as a part of the OTA assessment, Medical Technology and Costs of the Medicare Program. The goal of this case study is to provide a scientific background for congressional consideration of Medicare reimbursement for alcoholism...

1983-01-01

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Technology Use in Elementary Education in Turkey: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: As countries continue to invest in technology and place educational technology in schools, teachers are expected to make use of technology in their teaching. At this point in time, we can say that technology will stay in schools. Many countries have already included the integration of technology into education in their agenda for…

Kurt, Serhat

2010-01-01

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LANDFILL GAS ENERGY UTILIZATION: TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS AND CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The report discusses technical, environmental, and other issues associated with using landfill gas as fuel, and presents case studies of projects in the U.S. illustrating some common energy uses. he full report begins by covering basic issues such as gas origin, composition, and ...

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Strategy and technology management: An innovation-leader case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies a Portuguese academic start-up company, an acknowledged innovation leader in its sector, in two critical phases of its strategic development: ? the founding of the company by a group of successful university engineering researchers in 2000 ? its bid for internationalization in 2010. In the first case PESTLE and Porters Five Forces are the principal strategic tools

Bill Williams; Jose Figueiredo

2011-01-01

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BICAPA case study of natural hazards that trigger technological disasters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Industrial facilities are vulnerable to natural disasters. Natural disasters and technological accidents are not always singular or isolated events. The example in this paper show that they can occur in complex combinations and/or in rapid succession, known as NaTech disasters, thereby triggering multiple impacts. This analysis indicates that NaTech disasters have the potential to trigger hazmat releases and other types of technological accidents. Climate changes play an important role in prevalence and NATECH triggering mechanisms. Projections under the IPCC IS92 a scenario (similar to SRES A1B; IPCC, 1992) and two GCMs indicate that the risk of floods increases in central and eastern Europe. Increase in intense short-duration precipitation is likely to lead to increased risk of flash floods. (Lehner et al., 2006). It is emergent to develop tools for the assessment of risks due to NATECH events in the industrial processes, in a framework starting with the characterization of frequency and severity of natural disasters and continuing with complex analysis of industrial processes, to risk assessment and residual functionality analysis. The Ponds with dangerous technological residues are the most vulnerable targets of natural hazards. Technological accidents such as those in Baia Mare, (from January to March 2000) had an important international echo. Extreme weather phenomena, like those in the winter of 2000 in Baia Mare, and other natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes, can cause a similar disaster at Târn?veni in Transylvania Depression. During 1972 - 1978 three decanting ponds were built on the Chemical Platform Târn?veni, now SC BICAPA SA, for disposal of the hazardous-wastes resulting from the manufacture of sodium dichromate, inorganic salts, sludge from waste water purification and filtration, wet gas production from carbide. The ponds are located on the right bank of the river Târnava at about 35-50m from the flooding defense dam. The total amount of toxic waste stored in the three ponds is about 2500 tons, equivalent at 128 tons expressed in hexavalent chromium. The ponds contour dikes are strongly damaged in many places, their safety is jeopardized by leakages, sliding slopes and ravens. The upstream dike has an increased failure risk. The upstream dike has an increased failure risk. In that section the coefficients of safety are under the allowable limit, both in static applications, and the earthquake. The risk of failure is very high also due to the dikes slopes. The risk becomes higher in case of heavy rainfall, floods or an earthquake.

Boca, Gabriela; Ozunu, Alexandru; Nicolae Vlad, Serban

2010-05-01

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Technology commercialization cost model and component case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fuel cells seem poised to emerge as a clean, efficient, and cost competitive source of fossil fuel based electric power and thermal energy. Sponsors of fuel cell technology development need to determine the validity and the attractiveness of a technology to the market in terms of meeting requirements and providing value which exceeds the total cost of ownership. Sponsors of fuel cell development have addressed this issue by requiring the developers to prepare projections of the future production cost of their fuel cells in commercial quantities. These projected costs, together with performance and life projections, provide a preliminary measure of the total value and cost of the product to the customer. Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. and Michael A. Cobb & Company have been retained in several assignments over the years to audit these cost projections. The audits have gone well beyond a simple review of the numbers. They have probed the underlying technical and financial assumptions, the sources of data on material and equipment costs, and explored issues such as the realistic manufacturing yields which can be expected in various processes. Based on the experience gained from these audits, DOE gave Booz-Allen and Michael A. Cobb & company the task to develop a criteria to be used in the execution of future fuel cell manufacturing cost studies. It was thought that such a criteria would make it easier to execute such studies in the future as well as to cause such studies to be more understandable and comparable.

1991-12-01

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Technology commercialization cost model and component case study  

SciTech Connect

Fuel cells seem poised to emerge as a clean, efficient, and cost competitive source of fossil fuel based electric power and thermal energy. Sponsors of fuel cell technology development need to determine the validity and the attractiveness of a technology to the market in terms of meeting requirements and providing value which exceeds the total cost of ownership. Sponsors of fuel cell development have addressed this issue by requiring the developers to prepare projections of the future production cost of their fuel cells in commercial quantities. These projected costs, together with performance and life projections, provide a preliminary measure of the total value and cost of the product to the customer. Booz-Allen Hamilton Inc. and Michael A. Cobb Company have been retained in several assignments over the years to audit these cost projections. The audits have gone well beyond a simple review of the numbers. They have probed the underlying technical and financial assumptions, the sources of data on material and equipment costs, and explored issues such as the realistic manufacturing yields which can be expected in various processes. Based on the experience gained from these audits, the DOE gave Booz-Allen and Michael A. Cobb company the task to develop a criteria to be used in the execution of future fuel cell manufacturing cost studies. It was thought that such a criteria would make it easier to execute such studies in the future as well as to cause such studies to be more understandable and comparable.

Not Available

1991-12-01

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Technology commercialization cost model and component case study. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Fuel cells seem poised to emerge as a clean, efficient, and cost competitive source of fossil fuel based electric power and thermal energy. Sponsors of fuel cell technology development need to determine the validity and the attractiveness of a technology to the market in terms of meeting requirements and providing value which exceeds the total cost of ownership. Sponsors of fuel cell development have addressed this issue by requiring the developers to prepare projections of the future production cost of their fuel cells in commercial quantities. These projected costs, together with performance and life projections, provide a preliminary measure of the total value and cost of the product to the customer. Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. and Michael A. Cobb & Company have been retained in several assignments over the years to audit these cost projections. The audits have gone well beyond a simple review of the numbers. They have probed the underlying technical and financial assumptions, the sources of data on material and equipment costs, and explored issues such as the realistic manufacturing yields which can be expected in various processes. Based on the experience gained from these audits, the DOE gave Booz-Allen and Michael A. Cobb & company the task to develop a criteria to be used in the execution of future fuel cell manufacturing cost studies. It was thought that such a criteria would make it easier to execute such studies in the future as well as to cause such studies to be more understandable and comparable.

Not Available

1991-12-01

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Evolving enzyme technology for pharmaceutical applications: case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

  The case studies focus on two types of enzyme applications for pharmaceutical development. Demethylmacrocin O-methyltransferase, macrocin O-methyltransferase (both putatively rate-limiting) and tylosin reductase were purified from Streptomyces fradiae, characterized and the genes manipulated for increasing tylosin biosynthesis in S. fradiae. The rate-limiting enzyme, deacetoxycephalosporin C (DAOC) synthase\\/hydroxylase (expandase\\/ hydroxylase), was purified\\u000a from Cephalosporium acremonium, its gene over-expressed, and cephalosporin C

W K Yeh

1997-01-01

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Teaching with Blogs: A Case Study of Technologically Mediated Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mismatch between the print-based literacy focus of most classrooms and the lived electronic lives of teenagers prompted our case study of educational blogging. We conducted classroom observations in an eighth- and a ninth-grade English class over a two-month period and conducted thematic analyses of blogs created by the teacher and 28 eighth-grade students. We observed that the students were

Judith C. Lapadat; Willow I. Brown; Glen Thielmann; Catherine E. McGregor

2010-01-01

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Application of Technology Development Envelope (TDE) approach for future powertrain technologies: A case study of Ford Otosan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on future powertrain systems with the aim of defining the most probable implantation road map for the different alternatives to improve powertrain efficiency. A new methodology called Technology Development Envelope (TDE) for transforming the roadmapping approach to the level in which it is dynamic, flexible and operationalizable is applied for a case study of Ford Otosan's technological

Irmak Kockan; A. Murat Yildirim; Tugrul Daim; Metin Ergeneman; Nathasit Gerdsri

2009-01-01

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Assessing Technology Enhanced Instruction: A Case Study in Secondary Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an evaluation program designed to assess the effectiveness of technology enhanced instruction within the context of the Technology Enhanced Secondary Science Instruction (TESSI) project, a field-based research program of technology integration into secondary science. Includes analyses of student enrollment and achievement, ethnographic…

Woodrow, Janice E. J.; Mayer-Smith, Jolie A.; Pedretti, Erminia G.

2000-01-01

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Technology Enriched Schools: Nine Case Studies with Reflections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology enriched school projects are initiatives in real school settings that try to reduce or remove problems and constraints that hamper the effective use of computers in the schools. These projects are based, not on technology, but on educational need and vision. They examine the atmosphere and functioning of a school that uses technology

Collis, Betty, Ed.; Carleer, Gerrit, Ed.

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Case Studying Technology Transfer in an Objective 1 Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two major initiatives are in place in Wales that aim to create a strong and internationally competitive small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. These are the Technology Exploitation Programme (TEP) and the Centres of Excellence for Technology and Industrial Collaboration (CETIC) programme. The Materials Centre of Excellence at the…

Lavery, N.; Stratford, G.

2003-01-01

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Focus on Games & Simulations: Trends+Technologies+Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A changing mindset combined with changing technology is driving the use of games and simulations. People are becoming more open to using games and simulations for learning, and, at the same time, the technologies are making the development of games and simulations easier and faster than a mere five years ago. Together, the changing mindset and the…

Weinstein, Margery

2011-01-01

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Focus on Games & Simulations: Trends+Technologies+Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A changing mindset combined with changing technology is driving the use of games and simulations. People are becoming more open to using games and simulations for learning, and, at the same time, the technologies are making the development of games and simulations easier and faster than a mere five years ago. Together, the changing mindset and…

Weinstein, Margery

2011-01-01

42

Capitalizing on Emerging Technologies: A Case Study of Classroom Blogging  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The challenge many teachers face is how to incorporate new technology into their classrooms that strengthens classroom learning by capitalizing on students' media literacies. Blogs, a new and innovative technological tool, can be used in math and science classrooms to support student learning by capitalizing on students' interests and familiarity…

MacBride, Robyn; Luehmann, April Lynn

2008-01-01

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Science and Technology in School Curricula. Case Study 4: India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A global survey was conducted by Unesco in 1986 on the place occupied by the teaching of science, mathematics, and technology, with the data indicating that mathematics and science are firmly entrenched in school curricula worldwide, but the place of technology is much more tentative. It was decided to probe more deeply into the adequacy of these…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.

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Modified methodology for technology trending: Case study of cryocooler efficiency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a methodology for time trending space cryocooler technology (cold tip temperatures, cooling loads). This methodology analyzes historical trends starting from the 1960s across three dimensions (time, specific power, and temperature). It can be used as a basis to assess whether future industrial capability may satisfy future program technology needs.

Webb, Darryl; Lim, Elaine; Cha, Jeff; Yuan, Sidney

2012-06-01

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Teaching Science with Technology: Case Studies of Science Teachers' Development of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the development of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) in four in-service secondary science teachers as they participated in a professional development program focusing on technology integration into K-12 classrooms to support science as inquiry teaching. In the program, probeware, mind-mapping tools (CMaps), and Internet applications ? computer simulations, digital images, and movies — were introduced to

S. Selcen Guzey; Gillian H. Roehrig

46

Technology Overview Using Case Studies of Alternative Landfill Technologies and Associated Regulatory Topics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case studies document is intended for use by regulators, facility owners and operators, consultants, academics, and stakeholder associated with solid waste, hazardous waste, and mixed waste alternative landfill cover projects. The purpose of the case...

2003-01-01

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Case studies in technology choice. Volume 1. Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an illustrative case study using the EPRI technology choice model (TCM). This model is designed to help individual utilities choose technologies and explain their choices. It allows utilities to compare the economic and environmental effects of different technologies using management's judgment about those effects. The study examines technology choice complexities, including multiple objectives, uncertainties, and the significance of timing. The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) anticipates increased electricity demand and is considering several new coal-fired technologies for generating 600 MWe at its Perryman site in the 1990s. This case study examines the questions of which coal technology BGE should use and in which year the new facility should be scheduled for service. The technologies considered are a conventional coal-fired facility, an atmospheric fluidized-bed facility, a KILnGAS integrated coal gasification - combined-cycle (IGCC) facility, and a Texaco IGCC facility.

Keeney, R.L.; Lathrop, J.W.; Sicherman, A.

1985-01-01

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Case study: Evaluating performance outcomes of a technology change management initiative in a health care organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to examine a case study by evaluating performance outcomes of a technology change management initiative in a health care organization. This study was developed with an array of issues surrounding change management programs with technology platforms, the management of complex change and the amount of criticism that became the impetus behind the implementation of

Dion Nathanial Johnson

2011-01-01

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Case study: evaluating performance outcomes of a technology change management initiative in a health care organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to examine a case study by evaluating performance outcomes of a technology change management initiative in a health care organization. This study was developed with an array of issues surrounding change management programs with technology platforms, the management of complex change and the amount of criticism that became the impetus behind the implementation of

Dion Nathanial Johnson

2011-01-01

50

Games as Technological Entry Point: A Case Study of Uzbekistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers cross-cultural patterns of game-playing activities. The paper is part of an overall argument regarding computer games as a possible technological entry point for novice users. In particular, increasing use of games in educational settings has drawn attention to the fact that computer games can be a way for young people to gain an initial exposure to computer

Beth E. Kolko; Alex Thayer

2003-01-01

51

Focus on Games & Simulations: Trends+Technologies+Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The youngest workforce generation seems to crave games and simulations, and even older workers are coming to enjoy them. But what do new trends in these areas mean for the company, the learners, and the organization's strategic goals? In this article, two experts in the field, Clarissa Graffeo and David Metcalf of the Mixed Emerging Technology

Weinstein, Margery

2010-01-01

52

EFOM 12C Case Studies. Candidate Technologies in the European Energy Systems: United Kingdom Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The EFOM 12C model is used to assess the potential contribution of new energy technologies. Cost and demand assumptions are reviewed and constraints on nuclear electricity capacity and assumptions on demand for energy and industrial output are modified to...

S. C. Littlechild J. L. Morris K. G. Vaidya

1983-01-01

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Teaching high school science using image processing: A case study of implementation of computer technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Outlines an in-depth case study of teachers' use of image processing in biology, earth science, and physics classes in one high school science department. Explores issues surrounding technology implementation. Contains 21 references.

Greenberg, Richard; Raphael, Jacqueline; Keller, Jill L.; Tobias, Sheila

2005-10-21

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Teaching High School Science Using Image Processing: A Case Study of Implementation of Computer Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines an in-depth case study of teachers' use of image processing in biology, earth science, and physics classes in one high school science department. Explores issues surrounding technology implementation. Contains 21 references. (DDR)|

Greenberg, Richard; Raphael, Jacqueline; Keller, Jill L.; Tobias, Sheila

1998-01-01

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Case studies in applying recoflo ion-exchange technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recoflo ion-exchange technology offers improvements over conventional ion-exchange equipment through the use of fine mesh resins; short-depth, fully packed ion-exchange columns; and counter-current regeneration. The system is particularly suited for hydrometallurgical applications due to its ability to process more concentrated feed solutions, the recovery of concentrated-metal product streams, and the much smaller required volume of ion-exchange resin.

Sheedy, Michael

1998-10-01

56

BICAPA case study of natural hazards that trigger technological disasters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Industrial facilities are vulnerable to natural disasters. Natural disasters and technological accidents are not always singular or isolated events. The example in this paper show that they can occur in complex combinations and\\/or in rapid succession, known as NaTech disasters, thereby triggering multiple impacts. This analysis indicates that NaTech disasters have the potential to trigger hazmat releases and other types

Gabriela Boca; Alexandru Ozunu; Serban Nicolae Vlad

2010-01-01

57

Functional materials for sustainable energy technologies: four case studies.  

PubMed

The critical topic of energy and the environment has rarely had such a high profile, nor have the associated materials challenges been more exciting. The subject of functional materials for sustainable energy technologies is demanding and recognized as a top priority in providing many of the key underpinning technological solutions for a sustainable energy future. Energy generation, consumption, storage, and supply security will continue to be major drivers for this subject. There exists, in particular, an urgent need for new functional materials for next-generation energy conversion and storage systems. Many limitations on the performances and costs of these systems are mainly due to the materials' intrinsic performance. We highlight four areas of activity where functional materials are already a significant element of world-wide research efforts. These four areas are transparent conducting oxides, solar energy materials for converting solar radiation into electricity and chemical fuels, materials for thermoelectric energy conversion, and hydrogen storage materials. We outline recent advances in the development of these classes of energy materials, major factors limiting their intrinsic functional performance, and potential ways to overcome these limitations. PMID:19943280

Kuznetsov, V L; Edwards, P P

2010-01-01

58

Closing of the Gender Gap in Technology Enriched Science Education: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study explores the popular assertion that success in technology-enriched science classrooms is gender dependent. Describes the TESSI (Technology Enhanced Secondary Science Instruction) project, and discusses findings that indicate that sound pedagogical practices and social organization in the classroom environment can promote gender…

Mayer-Smith, Jolie; Pedretti, Erminia; Woodrow, Janice

2000-01-01

59

Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches explores the…

Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

2013-01-01

60

Green technology and eco-innovation : Seven case-studies from a Russian manufacturing context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe seven case studies of university-industry cooperative partnerships at Nizhny Novgorod Architecture and Civil Engineering State University in Russia. It examines the relationship between green technology and innovation in order to explore how green technologies are developed into successful eco-innovations following the liberalisation policy which started in the 1990s in the

Dean Bartlett; Anna Trifilova

2010-01-01

61

Interactions of Science and Technology in the Innovative Process: Some Case Studies. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is the final report of the latest effort in a series sponsored by the National Science Foundation on the innovation process. It adds to the store of retrospective case studies by documenting historically the significant events in several technological innovations of high social impact. These cases, drawn together by the Battelle Columbus…

Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.

62

Case study on technology and distance in education at the Harvard Business School  

Microsoft Academic Search

For almost a century, the Harvard Business School has used case studies as the basis for experiential learning in both MBA and Executive Education courses. This article presents a case on the school itself: its learning objectives and environment and the challenges of integrating technology into programs that have traditionally relied upon face-to-face, highly interactive classes. The authors summarize findings

Brian J. Delacey; Dorothy A. Leonard

2002-01-01

63

Interactions of Science and Technology in the Innovative Process: Some Case Studies. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the final report of the latest effort in a series sponsored by the National Science Foundation on the innovation process. It adds to the store of retrospective case studies by documenting historically the significant events in several technological innovations of high social impact. These cases, drawn together by the Battelle Columbus…

Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.

64

Commercial feasibility of embryo transfer technology: a case study.  

PubMed

The owner of a 500-cow Holstein herd requested economic assessment of his embryo transfer program. Actual net economic benefit was determined from marginal cost and present value of lifetime milk predicted from first lactations of 24 cows produced by embryo transfer compared with those of their 51 contemporaries sired by artificial insemination. Actual average pregnancy rate was 60% by embryo transfer or AI. An average of 5.5 transferable embryos was obtained per collection, which produced 1.37 cows in first lactation. Additional milk from embryo transfer cows was from more intensive selection of sires. Additional milk from the donor cows did not differ from zero. Actual marginal cost of a replacement by embryo transfer was +215, but it would have been +200 with same +25/unit semen price as contemporaries. If donors had been from the elite 5% for transmitting ability in milk, present value of gain in milk (5% real interest rate) ignoring additional feed costs would have been less than the cost of embryo transfer. For management and costs similar to this case, embryo transfer is not economically justified for producers earning income primarily from the sale of milk. PMID:3680740

Martin, D L; Knutson, R D; Blake, R W; Tomaszewski, M A

1987-10-01

65

Technology Adoption in One-to-one Laptop Computer Environment: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many one-to-one computing programs have been carried out at the school, district and even state level. This study purports to examine how teachers' technology adoption is affected by ubiquitous and conveniently accessible technology as well as on-site support. Comprehensive qualitative and quantitative data have been collected in this one year long case study. The research findings of this study will

Bo Yan; Joe Codde

66

An Evaluative Case Study on Professional Competency of Preservice Information Technology Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is to evaluate preservice Information Technology (IT) teachers' professional competency in the teaching process. The study was designed on the basis of evaluative case study. The participants of the study consisted of seven preservice IT teachers attending the department of Computer Education and Instructional…

Kabakci Yurdakul, Isil

2011-01-01

67

Product Development Partnerships: Case studies of a new mechanism for health technology innovation  

PubMed Central

There is a continuing need for new health technologies to address the disease burdens of developing countries. In the last decade Product Development Partnerships (PDP) have emerged that are making important contributions to the development of these technologies. PDPs are a form of public private partnerships that focus on health technology development. PDPs reflect the current phase in the history of health technology development: the Era of Partnerships, in which the public and private sectors have found productive ways to collaborate. Successful innovation depends on addressing six determinants of innovation. We examine four case studies of PDPs and show how they have addressed the six determinants to achieve success.

2011-01-01

68

Implementing Change: An Autobiographical Case Study of Introducing a Technology Innovation within a West Midlands HEI  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This autobiographical case study is concerned with the personal journey of the author as he attempts to implement a technology-based innovation within the HE institution in which he teaches. This study scrutinises the author's role as "change agent" and examines his personal situational power base in the context of the institution's dynamics. It…

Sembi, Pritpal Singh

2012-01-01

69

Implementing Change: An Autobiographical Case Study of Introducing a Technology Innovation within a West Midlands HEI  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This autobiographical case study is concerned with the personal journey of the author as he attempts to implement a technology-based innovation within the HE institution in which he teaches. This study scrutinises the author's role as "change agent" and examines his personal situational power base in the context of the institution's dynamics. It…

Sembi, Pritpal Singh

2012-01-01

70

A Case Study of eeLearning: Using Technology to Create and Facilitate Experiential Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used a case study methodology to document an example of how technology was used to engage students in an experiential eLearning (eeLearning) process in order to enhance student learning, student engagement, course relevance, and interaction in an undergraduate course delivered online. While online course delivery has become an accepted…

Murphrey, Theresa Pesl

2010-01-01

71

Bottleneck Technologies: Applying the Constraints Approach to Technology Management Evidence from Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Companies are looking for simple and market-oriented approaches to technology management. In our research project, this challenge is tackled by means of a bottleneck-focused concept: We will apply the theory of constraints to technology management. The aim is to show how a bottleneck technology approach can contribute to opportunities how resources should be allocated, provide insights as to where innovation

Roman Boutellier; Karin Loffler

2006-01-01

72

Role of the university in high-technology economic development: Pittsburgh as a case study  

SciTech Connect

What influence will the universities - which have been described as the engines in the high-technology economic development process - have beyond their obvious role as a source of technologies and talented people. This dissertation's goal is to address this question and develop an understanding of the high-technology economic development process on two levels. Part I is a study of historical and theoretical patterns of three key topics: technological innovation and the emergency of the high-technology economic sector, university roles, and the experiences of existing high-technology agglomerations. This exploration is designed to provide historical and contemporary perspective and context. A framework of historical patterns synthesizes the lessons of the past and present into a guide for the analysis of a regional high-technology economic development effort. Part II is the case study of the role of Pittsburgh's universities in this region's development effort. This analysis is guided by the framework established in Part I. The conclusions assess the ongoing high-technology economic development actions of Pittsburgh's universities and policy organizations, and identify policy recommendations to further promote the growth of an advanced technology cluster.

Giovengo, A.L.

1986-01-01

73

A Credit Union Case Study on the Business Value of Information Systems\\/Information Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Partial results of an investigation into the business value of Information Systems\\/Information Technology \\u0009(IS\\/IT) investments in the Financial Services Sectors (FSS) in Australia are presented. Using Case Study \\u0009methodology to develop and refine a conceptual model of the relationship between IS\\/IT investment and \\u0009organisational performance. The preliminary results from a Credit Union case reported indicate support for \\u0009components of the

Hilangwa Maimbo; Graham Pervan

2003-01-01

74

Small-scale energy-technology projects in the Pacific Territories: a case-study review  

SciTech Connect

During 1978, 1979, and 1980, 28 small-scale energy projects were funded in the Pacific Territories. The projects attempt to be appropriate for developing Pacific island communities by using local labor and materials, using renewable resources, incorporating simple technologies, and being culturally sensitive. Most of the projects are completed now and are at the technology transfer stage. During the last three years the projects were monitored. Five case studies have been prepared which illustrate elements and define features which contribute or hinder technology transfer. Case studies include a typhoon-proof greenhouse on Guam, wood stoves and small solar devices on Yap, various devices built at a youth educational facility on Ponape, an unusual solar hot water system on Majuro, and a solar fish drying facility on an outer Truk island. Conclusions from these studies are extrapolated to all 28 projects.

Case, C.W. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA); Actouka, M.K.

1981-09-01

75

Evaluating Advanced Manufacturing Technology in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: A Survey and Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the current and future uses and payoffs of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) in Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs), based on a small-scale survey and two case studies. The main conclusion is that Chinese SOEs are very keen to implement AMT and replace their outdated equipment. However, owing to the lack of financial resources and experience, the percentage of

H. Sun; Y. Tian; H. Cui

2001-01-01

76

Resource Communication Technology and Marketing of Textile Products: A U.S. Textile Industry Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the qualitative positivistic case study was to explore whether resource communication technology has helped or would help the marketing of textile products in the U.S. textile industry. The contributions of human capital in the marketing department, the marketing-demand information system function, and the product supply chain…

Baah, Anthony

2010-01-01

77

Implementing Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education: A Collective Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Web 2.0 technologies are becoming more popular in the everyday lives of students. As a result, teachers and designers have begun to explore their use in formal education. This paper presents evaluation findings from a collective case study of six Web 2.0 implementations in Australian higher education. The research was undertaken as part of a…

Bennett, Sue; Bishop, Andrea; Dalgarno, Barney; Waycott, Jenny; Kennedy, Gregor

2012-01-01

78

Utilizing Information and Communication Technologies to Achieve Lifelong Education for All: A Case Study of Myanmar  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in advancing the cause of education for all and livelong learning. After examining the claimed benefits of ICTs for promoting education and schooling, and the characteristics of education and the basic education movement in Asia, the paper focuses on providing a case study of one country in South-East Asia,

Naing Yee Mar

2004-01-01

79

IAC Energy Assessment of Spanish Fork Plant: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Aluminum BestPractices Assessment Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study is the latest in a series on industrial firms who are implementing energy efficient technologies and system improvements into their manufacturing processes. The case studies document the activities, savings, and lessons learned on these pr...

2001-01-01

80

Building a Technology Inclusive Agency: A Case Study of Technology Use by Women in Recovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of low cost and practical information and communication technologies (ICT) has led to increased pressure on social workers and other human service providers to insure their clients are not digitally disenfranchised. In fact, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Standards for…

Edwards, James H., II.

2009-01-01

81

Building a Technology Inclusive Agency: A Case Study of Technology Use by Women in Recovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The development of low cost and practical information and communication technologies (ICT) has led to increased pressure on social workers and other human service providers to insure their clients are not digitally disenfranchised. In fact, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Standards…

Edwards, James H., II.

2009-01-01

82

Upgrading Technology Towards the Status of a High School Matriculation Subject: A Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Technological education in high schools is undergoing reform in relation to its status, goals and teaching/learning strategies. This trend is an important part of the worldwide general reform process aiming to make school education more meaningful, intellectual and creative. Real world problems, interdisciplinary approaches, project oriented learning, team cooperation and authentic assessment have become the highlights of recent curriculum innovations. Curriculum design in technology, to a greater extent than in many other disciplines, calls for a variety of social, economic, historic-cultural and psychological considerations in addition to pedagogical factors (Waks, 1995). Diverse situations in different countries have led to the development of various models of technology education. A comparative study of approaches to teaching technology in England, France and the United States (Gradwell, 1996) indicates that differences originate in the history of the nations. Lewis (1996) compared technology education systems in the U. S. and U. K. and pointed out that there is great value in discussion and comparison of the different educational approaches among nations. He called for a cross-national comparison of case studies of specific technology programs that can aid in constructing a grammar for communicating about the subject across cultures.

Verner, Igor M.; Waks, Shlomo; Kolberg, Eli

2009-09-21

83

Case study in system of systems engineering: NASA's Advanced Communications Technology Satellite  

Microsoft Academic Search

System of systems (SoS) systems engineering (SE) (SoSE) has become an important and popular topic during the past several years. Those familiar with the concepts and principles of complex SE (CSE) and Enterprise SE (ESE) recognize that SoSE engineering comprise special instances. All these forms of SE can be usefully illuminated by cogent case studies. Unfortunately, technology still seems to

Brian E. White; Paul N. Jean

2011-01-01

84

Peace Corps Water/Sanitation Case Studies and Analyses. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Case Study CS-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document provides an overview of Peace Corps water and sanitation activities, five case studies (Thailand, Yemen, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, and Togo), programming guidelines, and training information. Each case study includes: (1) background information on the country's geography, population, and economics; (2) information on the country's…

Talbert, Diana E., Comp.

85

A global information technology model: business applications in developing economies (case studies)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper develops a global information technology model that captures the main drivers of a firm's IT applications in multiple markets with two illustrative company cases. The paper develops a global information technology model by drawing from consulting experience and the relevant literature. The bases for the model are – a firm's environment, level of technological diffusion within a firm,

Mayur S. Desai; Kiran J. Desai; Lucy Ojode

2004-01-01

86

The Convergence of Content, Pedagogy, and Technology in Online Professional Development for Teachers of German: An Intrinsic Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This qualitative case study describes a unique online professional development program utilizing Web 2.0 technologies for teachers of German using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model as a theoretical framework to promote technology literacy, expand German language proficiency and cultural knowledge, and integrate…

Bustamante, Carolina; Moeller, Aleidine J.

2013-01-01

87

Accettabilita' sociale di una tecnologia: Il caso Rete 2. (Case of study Rete 2: Social acceptability of technology).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In a society, characterized by sudden innovative processes, studying social controversies of technological order assumes a specific meaning. Within these limits, the present case study - named Rete 2 - is representative in order to compile a first analysi...

S. Ciampi T. D. Valentini

1991-01-01

88

Remediation case studies: Ex situ soil treatment technologies (bioremediation, solvent extraction, thermal desorption). Volume 7  

SciTech Connect

The case studies in this volume describe ten applications of ex situ soil treatment technologies, including three applications of land treatment (bioremediation), one application of solvent extraction, and six applications of thermal desorption. Two of the land treatment applications were full-scale remediations of sites contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum hydrocarbons, and one was a field demonstration at a site contaminated with pesticides. The solvent extraction application was a full-scale application to treat soil contaminated with PCBs. All six thermal desorption applications were full-scale, and involved treatment of soil contaminated with chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs, and pesticides. All case studies in this volume are for completed applications.

NONE

1998-09-01

89

A Mathematics Teacher's Practice in a Technological Environment: A Case Study Analysis Using Two Complementary Theories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrating technology in school mathematics has become more and more common. The teacher is a key person in integrating technology into everyday practice. To understand teacher practice in a technological environment, this study proposes using two theoretical perspectives: the theory of technological pedagogical content knowledge to analyze…

Tabach, Michal

2011-01-01

90

Case Study, Candidate Technologies to Relieve the European Energy System: Ireland.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The case for introducing new energy technologies in a country highly dependent on imported energy is examined. Results are given for three runs of the EFOM-12C model aimed at reducing energy import costs. The following candidate technologies are included ...

L. Killen

1982-01-01

91

Case study, candidate technologies to relieve the European energy system: Ireland. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case for introducing new energy technologies in a country highly dependent on imported energy is examined. Results are given for three runs of the EFOM-12C model aimed at reducing energy import costs. The following candidate technologies are included in the database for the model: coal liquefaction, conversion of power stations from oil to coal, wood burning power stations, and

Killen

1984-01-01

92

A case study of the change process of integrating technology into an elementary science methods course from 1997 to 2003  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to provide a detailed description of the change process of technology integration into a science methods course, SCIED 458, as well as to interpret and analyze essential issues involved in the change process and examine how these factors influenced the change process. This study undertook qualitative research that employed case study research

Pi-Sui Hsu

2004-01-01

93

Technology adoption and implementation in organisations: comparative case studies of 12 English NHS Trusts  

PubMed Central

Objectives To understand organisational technology adoption (initiation, adoption decision, implementation) by looking at the different types of innovation knowledge used during this process. Design Qualitative, multisite, comparative case study design. Setting One primary care and 11 acute care organisations (trusts) across all health regions in England in the context of infection prevention and control. Participants and data analysis 121 semistructured individual and group interviews with 109 informants, involving clinical and non-clinical staff from all organisational levels and various professional groups. Documentary evidence and field notes were also used. 38 technology adoption processes were analysed using an integrated approach combining inductive and deductive reasoning. Main findings Those involved in the process variably accessed three types of innovation knowledge: ‘awareness’ (information that an innovation exists), ‘principles’ (information about an innovation's functioning principles) and ‘how-to’ (information required to use an innovation properly at individual and organisational levels). Centralised (national, government-led) and local sources were used to obtain this knowledge. Localised professional networks were preferred sources for all three types of knowledge. Professional backgrounds influenced an asymmetric attention to different types of innovation knowledge. When less attention was given to ‘how-to’ compared with ‘principles’ knowledge at the early stages of the process, this contributed to 12 cases of incomplete implementation or discontinuance after initial adoption. Conclusions Potential adopters and change agents often overlooked or undervalued ‘how-to’ knowledge. Balancing ‘principles’ and ‘how-to’ knowledge early in the innovation process enhanced successful technology adoption and implementation by considering efficacy as well as strategic, structural and cultural fit with the organisation's context. This learning is critical given the policy emphasis for health organisations to be innovation-ready.

Ahmad, Raheelah; Holmes, Alison

2012-01-01

94

Elementary Principals' Strategies for Managing the Educational Technology Refresh Process: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increased uses of educational technology by students and teachers in recent years have compelled elementary principals to expand educational technology resources and replace educational technology resources at the end of it's service life. The purpose of this study was to investigate strategies and practices employed by elementary principals…

Denton, Edward A.

2011-01-01

95

The Effect of Internet Usage on Technology Comprehension of Physics Students: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rapid technological enhancements and changes necessitate people who can understand the relation between science and technology and perceive as well as comment on technological enhancements. The aim of the present study was to determine physics students comprehension of the operation principles of wired telephone, mobile phone, and latest medical…

Guzel, Hatice

2011-01-01

96

The Effect of Internet Usage on Technology Comprehension of Physics Students: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rapid technological enhancements and changes necessitate people who can understand the relation between science and technology and perceive as well as comment on technological enhancements. The aim of the present study was to determine physics students comprehension of the operation principles of wired telephone, mobile phone, and latest medical…

Guzel, Hatice

2011-01-01

97

Introducing Interactive Multimedia to Young Children: A Case Study of How Two-Year-Olds Interact with the Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interactive multimedia programs have found their way into the hands of young children. This case study attempts to determine how two year old children interact with interactive multimedia technology, and addresses the following questions: is it appropriate to include the interactive multimedia technology in the same context as other objects like…

Jones, Margie; Liu, Min

98

The Impact of New Work Technologies on Training. Five Case Studies in French Industry. Discussion Paper No. 81.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case studies of five French firms illustrate the impact of new work technologies on training. Liquid Corporation has embarked on changes in production technology in response to market needs. Four aspects of the change process are as follows: creating the climate for change, selecting operators, defining new training requirements, and training for…

Araujo e Oliveira, Joao Batista

99

A Case Study of the Use of Internet Photobook Technology to Enhance Early Childhood "Scientist" Identity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are many influences on a child's identity. Photobook technology purposefully prepared around science explorations presents a modern opportunity to repeatedly trigger memories that reinforce the "me, as scientist" viewpoint. Semi-structured interviews at 6 and 8 years of age were conducted with a child who was the subject of a photobook of everyday science activities to gain insights into his thinking about the nature of science and how he interprets his younger self participating. Interview data were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using dimensions from the previously established parameters for the nature of science. The child's statements about his participation in the photos were matched to these dimensions to consider how he sees himself "doing science" through his early years. Preliminary findings suggest that the child recognizes elements of science and regards himself as an active participant. In both interviews, the child reinforces these views by the opportunity to revisit the experiences in the photobook. Affective components may motivate further science involvement as well: the child enjoyed the time and attention that the photos and discussion provided; the child took pride in being the subject of a book. This case study suggests that there is a fertile field of research to investigate how, for whom, and in what ways internet photobook technology may enhance a child's developing identity as capable science explorer.

Katz, Phyllis

2011-10-01

100

Teaching via Mobile Phone: A Case Study on Malaysian Teachers' Technology Acceptance and Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to identify the level of technology acceptance among school teachers from the components of awareness and motivation, training and courses, training design, and supports and facilities. This study also aims to investigate whether teachers' acceptance of technology could influence their readiness for the pedagogical use…

Ismail, Issham; Bokhare, Siti F.; Azizan, Siti N.; Azman, Nizuwan

2013-01-01

101

Technology Integration in a Title I Elementary School: An Exploratory Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine how technology was integrated into the curriculum of a Title I high achieving elementary school in a large school district in the Southwestern United States. Three research questions guided the study: How did teachers integrate technology and curriculum in a Title I, high achieving elementary school? How…

Radecki, Barbara Louise

2009-01-01

102

Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case study of Theodore Bundy compares his personal characteristics and criminal behavior with the contemporary violent sexual murder typologies. The Theodore (Ted) Bundy case study exemplifies violent sexual homicide offense characteristics. The case study will illustrate that Ted Bundy, as a single case, is the prototypical violent sexual murderer. Moreover, the Ted Bundy case study provides a unique validation

Janet McClellan

2006-01-01

103

Cleaner Technology in the Hard Disk Drive Manufacturing Industry: A Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objectives of this research are to improve raw material and energy consumption efficiency, as well as reduce defects and the use of chemicals in the arm coil assembly process of hard disk drive manufacturing in the case study company by applying the Cleaner Technology concepts. The four main sequential steps used in this research were: (1) pre-assessment, (2) assessment, (3) feasibility study, and (4) implementation. In the first step, raw data, such as process flows, raw material usage and defects data were collected. In the second step, the loss during production and causes of loss were analyzed. Opportunities to reduce raw material, chemical and energy wastage could then be recommended. The next step was to evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of a particular Cleaner Technology opportunity. Finally, in the last step, after a thorough evaluation and implementation of the opportunities to apply Cleaner Technology, the results showed that arm coil defects could be reduced by improving the production process using the ECRS technique. ECRS stands for Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange and Simplify. This improvement reduced arm coil defect rates from 0.48% to 0.15%, thus saving approximately 139,638 Thai Baht per month. In addition, production stoppage decision made by workers was used to increase employee involvement in defect detection. Allowing workers to participate in such a decision was an effective way to reduce defect rate and could motivate workers to produce a better quality job. This resulted in arm coil defects reducing from 0.41% to 0.025%, with about 74,562 Thai Baht per month saving. Additionally, an increase in the efficiency of electricity consumption occurred, by increasing the speed of the infrared oven conveyor belt, improving average productivity from 533 pieces/hour to 560 pieces/hour, without adversely affecting product costs and quality, thus producing products of up to the value of 206,242 Thai Baht per month. Furthermore, the new two-layer curing equipment was designed, developed and used. The upper layer of the equipment was used for arm curing and the lower layer was used for arm coil curing. The result of using such equipment led to a saving of approximately 25,502 Thai Baht per month in electricity costs, without affecting product quality. The outcome of these Cleaner Technology applications was that total costs of approximately 239,702 Thai Baht per month were able to be saved.

Moolla, Premchai; Chompu-Inwai, Rungchat

2010-10-01

104

Origami in Education Enhanced by Computer Technology: A Case Study of Teaching Hexaflexagon in Math Class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports an experience of the author teaching high school 3D geometry with origami. In this case, students were originally expected to construct a 3D-hexaflexagon by imitating video tape so that they can understand some related math concepts better. However students demonstrated strong willing of exploring the concerned enchanting paper craft. They did not want to just memorize the folding procedures or be limited within verifying some math concepts. The teacher had then to extend the class time to 2 class periods, so that a series of creative activities are invited in. After the primary goals have been reached, two extra activities were launched. First, by exploring a torus forming animation, they explored a different algorithm of forming a hexaflexagon. Secondly, when another animation of Hexaflexagon made by the teacher was presented, the students can then explore the function of the slope of the creases. Some smart students found hexaflexagons with different shape or even different type. So the thinking level of the students reached the highest creating level by curriculum re-design. This case study comes to the conclusions that origami as well as good questions motivate students' higher level thinking. As students' scaffolds, video and animation technology are essential in helping the learners understanding origami in right perspectives.

Chang, Wenwu

105

Incorporating the Philosophical Dimension in Technology Education: A Case Study from Greece  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science and technology constitute very important parameters in social evolution. The unprecedented rapidity of their development since the last century, in combination with the absence of a philosophical approach and the presence in some cases of criminal usage, poses a danger for humanity and for the planet. In contrast to the classical…

Tsirigotis, Georgios; Papadourakis, George M.; Karasavoglou, Anastasios; Hope, Erica

2010-01-01

106

Barriers to Technological Acceptance in a Legal Environment: A Case Study of a Florida Law Firm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology is made available in the law firm to promote time efficient tasks and to provide resources that allows the accurate billing and storing of documents. This study examined the impact of three major technologies that are used by attorneys in a law firm. Quantitative procedures facilitated the identification of barriers to Personal Digital…

Owusu, Theophilus D.

2010-01-01

107

Open Source Software and Open Data Standards as a form of Technology Adoption: a Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The process of technology adoption has been studied for long time to give instruments to evaluate the best strategies to ease\\u000a the introduction of technology. While the main research on Open Source Software focuses mainly on the development process,\\u000a team collaboration and programmers’ motivations, very few studies consider Open Source Software in this context. In this paper,\\u000a we provide an

Bruno Rossi; Barbara Russo; Giancarlo Succi

2007-01-01

108

Digital Technology, Diabetes and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: A Case Study with Elderly Women from the Vietnamese Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To report the processes and outcomes of a case study on digital technology, diabetes and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Design: The qualitative study was based on a literature review, consultations and testing of a framework through workshops and an interactive information session. Setting: Consultations,…

O'Mara, Ben; Gill, Gurjeet K.; Babacan, Hurriyet; Donahoo, Daniel

2012-01-01

109

Case Study Discussion Experiences of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Students about Instructional Design on an Asynchronous Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to reveal opinions and experiences of two Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Departments' students about case study discussion method after they discussed in online asynchronous environment about Instructional Design (ID). Totally, 80 second year students, 40 from Dokuz Eylul University and 40 from…

Baran, Bahar; Keles, Esra

2011-01-01

110

Investigating Religion and Computing: A Case for Using Standpoint Theory in Technology Evaluation Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research focuses on the development and study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that support religious practices and the use of standpoint theory in ICT evaluation studies. Three phases makeup this work: formative studies to understand how megachurches, their members and leaders use ICT in ways tied to their Protestant…

Wyche, Susan Porter

2010-01-01

111

The effects of technology-enriched school intervention: a multiple case study analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology-enriched school projects are initiatives in real school settings that infuse extra computer-related resources and teacher support and training into a school and then, over a period of years, stimulate and study the school's response to the technology. Such projects have occurred in many countries. Typically the projects include a research component, but synthesizing the effects of such long-term interventions

Betty Collis; Gerrit Carleer

1993-01-01

112

A case study of four biomass conversion technologies in the Netherlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The negative impact of our current energy system on the environment, has led to the search for more,renewable,energy,sources. Although an increase in markets,for sustainable technologies has been observed, the change of the total fossil fuel regime towards,sustainable energy,has been,very slow. To effectively stimulate,the development,and,diffusion of renewable,technologies,more,insight is needed regarding the underlying mechanism,of such transitions. This study increases insights on

Marc Marsidi; Simona Negro; Floortje Alkemade

2008-01-01

113

Learning & Growing: Integrating Technology Undergraduates into the Development of an Industrial Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A national industrial distribution association approached the authors to develop a case study for its association members. The national association assumed responsibility for identifying educational needs of upper level, mid level, and lower level personnel in the industry. In the previous year, a case study had been developed to educate upper…

Newton, Kathryne; Schmidt, Edie

2004-01-01

114

INNOVATIVE OPERATIONAL TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR APPLICATION TO SUPERFUND SITES (9 CASE STUDIES)  

EPA Science Inventory

Nine case studies are presented in a report that was designed to identify and obtain operational data from ongoing and completed remediation efforts. he case studies are presented as appendices, and provide process descriptions, performance, operational and cost data. he nine app...

115

Curriculum Materials as a Vehicle for Innovation: a case study of the Nuffield Design and Technology Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior to the advent of the National Curriculum in England and Wales, the production of teaching materials was an established vehicle for curriculum change. The Nuffield Design and Technology Project recently published extensive materials which enlarge upon the National Curriculum. This paper presents an investigation based on case studies of two teachers in separate schools, each using Nuffield publications with

Nick Givens

2000-01-01

116

Survey of High School Students on Their Future Careers in Science, Engineering and Technology: A Case Study of Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract—The purpose of this study was to introduce a case o f partnership between a state college and local hig h schools, and also investigate perspectives and expectations of high school students about their future careers in science, engineering and technology. Several high schools in the south- central Indiana region were linked with the technol ogy division at Ivy Tech

Xin-Ran Duan

117

The Impact of Technological Change on Manpower and Skill Demand: Case-Study Data and Policy Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To prove or disprove the hypothesis that automation and technological change impose increased skill demands on manufacturing and service industries, case studies were made of a bank and a steel and air products company, and of two oil companies, airlines, and electric power companies. The basic conceptual tool used to measure skill demands was…

Crossman, Edward R. F. W.; Laner, Stephen

118

A Case Study of Chinese University English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Students' Attitudes toward Learning Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This qualitative case study investigates Chinese university English in the context of foreign language (EFL) learners' attitudes about video-aided instruction (VAI), video recording instruction, and mobile phone instruction (learning technologies). When I was working as an English teacher in Mainland China, several instructors and students stated…

Hayes, Kenneth Michael

2010-01-01

119

The Employment Effects of High-Technology: A Case Study of Machine Vision. Research Report No. 86-19.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A case study of machine vision was conducted to identify and analyze the employment effects of high technology in general. (Machine vision is the automatic acquisition and analysis of an image to obtain desired information for use in controlling an industrial activity, such as the visual sensor system that gives eyes to a robot.) Machine vision…

Chen, Kan; Stafford, Frank P.

120

The role of international research projects in the dissemination of innovative technologies in Russia: AgroAtlas case study  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This paper uses the AgroAtlas project (www.agroatlas.ru) as a case study to illustrate how international projects can be an important resource to help train teachers and scientists in emerging technology including geographic information systems (GIS) software. The paper discusses a series of 10- day...

121

Not Just for Men: A Case Study of the Teaching and Learning of Information Technology in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports findings from a case study of men and women taking information technology courses in one university in the United Kingdom. Observations of the coaching styles of male and female tutors in computer laboratories indicated that there were significant gender differences in coaching styles and student responses to coaching styles. Peer…

Clegg, Sue; Trayhurn, Deborah; Johnson, Andrea

2000-01-01

122

Web-Based Assistive Technology Interventions for Cognitive Impairments After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Selective Review and Two Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: Assistive technology for cognition (ATC) is reviewed and 2 case studies presented. Participants: Study 1, a 19-year-old man, with topographical disorientation after traumatic brain injury (TBI); Study 2, a 71-year-old woman with cognitive declines associated with TBI and a pre-injury history of chronic ischemic changes. Design and Interventions: To assess ATC intervention, Study 1 used an ABA? design for

Ned L. Kirsch; Michelle Shenton; Erin Spirl; James Rowan; Rich Simpson; Debra Schreckenghost; Edmund F. LoPresti

2004-01-01

123

A real-world case study in information technology for undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Real-world case studies are important to complement the academic sk ills and knowledge acquired by computer science students. In this paper we relate our e xperiences with a course specifically designed to address this issue. The problem to be addressed i s the replacement of a Hospital Information System in a large regional hospital. The case mimics as close as

Klaas Sikkel; Ton A. M. Spil; Rob L. W. Van De Weg

1999-01-01

124

ASSESSMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SURFACE IMPOUNDMENT TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES AND PERSPECTIVES OF EXPERTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The available data were gathered for a large number of case studies of hazardous waste surface impoundments (SI). Actual and projected performances were compared. This collection, analysis and dissemination of the accumulated experience can contribute significantly to improving S...

125

Alcoa North American Extrusions Implements Energy Use Assessments at Multiple Facilities: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Aluminum Assessment Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study is the latest in a series on industrial firms who are implementing energy efficient technologies and system improvements into their manufacturing processes. The case studies document the activities, savings, and lessons learned on these pr...

2001-01-01

126

Compressed Air System Renovation Project Improves Production at a Food Processing Facility: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Technical Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study is one in a series on industrial firms who are implementing energy efficient technologies and system improvements into their manufacturing processes. This case study documents the activities, savings, and lessons learned on the food processing facility project.

Wogsland, J.

2001-06-18

127

Perceptions of Students' Learning Critical Thinking through Debate in a Technology Classroom: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical thinking is often a desired compe- tency for graduates of a technology program. Organizational members have uttered concern about students' inability to think critically. Although traditional pedagogical techniques, such as lectures and examinations, center on knowledge acquisition, debates in the technolo- gy classroom can effectively facilitate critical thinking. The purpose of this study was to gath- er via questionnaires

Sophia Scott

128

Road networking using remote sensing and GIS technologies - a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The alignment of the road in the past was generally practiced using conventional methods. Alignment in a hilly terrain prone to natural calamities is a herculeon task. With the advent of new technologies like Remote Sensing and GIS this is made much easier. The study area is situated along the Solang- Dhundi highway in Himachal Pradesh, India, which is about

Ranjana Arora

2005-01-01

129

Technology Factors in Corporate Adoption of Mobile Cell Phones: A Case Study Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the technology factors that companies consider important in deciding to adopt and deploy wireless devices designed for mobile telephony and information services, the extent of current use of wireless cell phones, the extent of existing utilization and\\/or planning for web- enabled cell phone use, the constraining factors in their deployment decisions, and how such decisions are made,

G. Keith Roberts; James B. Pick

2004-01-01

130

Farmers' Adoption of Soil Conservation Technologies: A Case Study from Osun State, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of this study was to determine the attitude of farmers towards erosion and the adoption of appropriate soil conservation technologies (SCTs). For the survey, farmers were selected from the communities Esa Oke, Elwure and Owode-Ede and Akoda in Osun State in Nigeria. In the first three communities farmers did receive training on soil conservation, in the fourth

B. Junge; O. Deji; R. Abaidoo; D. Chikoye; K. Stahr

2009-01-01

131

Computer Technology Awareness by Elementary School Teachers: A Case Study from Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study showed that gender, years of teaching, and school status have a significant relationship to fa- miliarity with computer technologies in Turkey. Lack of hardware, lack of knowledge and skills about using computers, lack of training or insufficient training opportunities, and crowded classrooms were determined as the most important problems that basic education schools face in Turkey. Data suggest

Askin Asan

2003-01-01

132

Tablet PCs and reconceptualizing learning with technology: a case study in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to examine the experience of 31 university students who were issued tablet PCs for their use during an academic year. The primary research problem which drove this project revolved around the student perceptions of the benefits of technology to provide opportunities to restructure their learning experiences. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The students were surveyed twice during the

R. van Oostveen; William Muirhead; William M. Goodman

2011-01-01

133

Farmers' Adoption of Soil Conservation Technologies: A Case Study from Osun State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The main objective of this study was to determine the attitude of farmers towards erosion and the adoption of appropriate soil conservation technologies (SCTs). For the survey, farmers were selected from the communities Esa Oke, Elwure and Owode-Ede and Akoda in Osun State in Nigeria. In the first three communities farmers did receive training on…

Junge, B.; Deji, O.; Abaidoo, R.; Chikoye, D.; Stahr, K.

2009-01-01

134

SETDA Case Studies 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published a series of case studies from 28 states to showcase examples of how ARRA EETT ("American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology") grant funds have impacted teaching and learning. SETDA collected data for the case studies through a variety…

State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012

2012-01-01

135

Time-Valued-Technology: A Light-Emitting Diode Case Study for Determining Replacement Strategy for High Technology Infrastructure Items.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Infrastructure projects have typically involved long-term investments in relatively mature technologies characterized by stable performance and cost. However, with the ever-increasing rate of technological innovation, an increasing number of potential inf...

K. Ochs

2012-01-01

136

A systematic technology forecasting approach for New and Emerging Science and Technology: Case study of nano-enhanced biosensors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the topic of anticipating likely development paths for a particular ¿New and Emerging Science & Technology¿ (NES&T). Characteristics of NES&T - technological uncertainty and contextual dynamics - pose challenges for technology management and forecasting practices. Researchers, technologists, R&D managers, staff in funding agencies and policy makers ¿need to know¿ future prospects. This requires better ways to capture

Lu Huang; Ying Guo; Alan L. Porter

2009-01-01

137

Laboratory for Cognitive Studies of Work: A Case Study of the Intellectual Implications of a New Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study investigated how new technology affects the working procedures and mental activity of industrial machinists, examining how machinists learn to use computer numerical control technology. Results indicate areas of cognitive difference requiring further study (e.g., differences in conceptualization, formalization, and perspective, and shifts to…

Martin, Laura M. W.; Scribner, Sylvia

1991-01-01

138

Knowledge mobilization in the context of health technology assessment: an exploratory case study  

PubMed Central

Background Finding measures to enhance the dissemination and implementation of their recommendations has become part of most health technology assessment (HTA) bodies' preoccupations. The Quebec government HTA organization in Canada observed that some of its projects relied on innovative practices in knowledge production and dissemination. A research was commissioned in order to identify what characterized these practices and to establish whether they could be systematized. Methods An exploratory case study was conducted during summer and fall 2010 in the HTA agency in order to determine what made the specificity of its context, and to conceptualize an approach to knowledge production and dissemination that was adapted to the mandate and nature of this form of HTA organization. Six projects were selected. For each, the HTA report and complementary documents were analyzed, and semi-structured interviews were carried out. A narrative literature review of the most recent literature reviews of the principal knowledge into practice frameworks (2005-2010) and of articles describing such frameworks (2000-2010) was undertaken. Results and discussion Our observations highlighted an inherent difficulty as regards applying the dominant knowledge translation models to HTA and clinical guidance practices. For the latter, the whole process starts with an evaluation question asked in a problematic situation for which an actionable answer is expected. The objective is to produce the evidence necessary to respond to the decision-maker's request. The practices we have analyzed revealed an approach to knowledge production and dissemination, which was multidimensional, organic, multidirectional, dynamic, and dependent on interactions with stakeholders. Thus, HTA could be considered as a knowledge mobilization process per se. Conclusions HTA's purpose is to solve a problem by mobilizing the types of evidence required and the concerned actors, in order to support political, organizational or clinical decision-making. HTA relies on the mediation between contextual, colloquial and scientific evidence, as well as on interactions with stakeholders for recommendation making. Defining HTA as a knowledge mobilization process might contribute to consider the different orders of knowledge, the social, political and ethical dimensions, and the interactions with stakeholders, among the essential components required to respond to the preoccupations, needs and contexts of all actors concerned with the evaluation question's issues.

2012-01-01

139

Consumer preferences and attitudes towards the internet technologies. Case study: Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is quite clear that there is a substantial growth of the information society in Greece during the years 2000-2006. It is also beyond any doubt that eCommerce activity in the country is almost at a standstill. This study investigates the consumers' preferences and attitudes towards the internet technologies and eCommerce activity. In this first part the role of the

DIMITRIOS XANTHIIDS; DAVID NICHOLAS; SALAR MOBAYEN

2007-01-01

140

Technology transfer: A case study of programs and practices at NASA, DOD, DOC, and academia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology transfer is vital to humanity. It spurs innovation, promotes commerce, and provides technology-based goods and services. Technology transfer is also highly complex and interdependent in nature. This interdependence is exemplified principally by the various technology transfer interactions between government, industry, and academia. ^ Although there is extensive technology transfer literature relevant to academic, science, business, and defense contexts, few

John R Blood

2009-01-01

141

Globalisation of birth markets: a case study of assisted reproductive technologies in India  

PubMed Central

The escalation of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in India into a veritable fertility industry is the result of a multitude of reasons. This paper places the bio-genetic industry within the larger political economy framework of globalisation and privatisation, thus employing a framework that is often omitted from discussions on ARTs, but has direct and significant bearings on the ART industry in India. As markets for human organs, tissues and reproductive body parts experience unprecedented growth, the limits of what can or should be bought and sold continue to be pushed. As such, bodies have emerged as sale-worthy economic capital. Commercial flows of reproductive material create and deploy the division of the body into parts over which ownership is claimed, in the process following 'modern routes of capital' and raising issues of structural inequality. This paper presents a brief picture of India's fertility industry with specific focus on its ground-level operation, nature and growth. It aims to explore the industry dimensions of ARTs, by highlighting the macro picture of health care markets and medical tourism in India, the proliferation of the ART industry, market features such as the social imperative to mother, costs, promotion and marketing, unverified claims, inflated success rates, deals and offers, actors and collaborations in the field, and finally, the absence of standards. This paper presents findings from the research 'Constructing Conceptions: The Mapping of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India', by Sama, a Delhi-based resource group working on gender, health and rights. This research was conducted from 2008 to 2010 in the three states of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu in India, and is one of the first of its kind, highlighting unethical medical practices and making a case for the regulation of the ART industry. As such, it forms a significant part of Sama's ongoing work on women and technologies, particularly policy-level advocacy.

2011-01-01

142

Students' Opinions on Using Classroom Technology in Science and Technology Lessons--A Case Study for Turkey (Kilis City)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper intends to explore the opinions of 9-13 year old students' perspective regarding the interaction with classroom technology (CT) in Science and Technology (S&T) lessons in Kilis city of Turkey. The issues discussed here can provide some ideas for educators to improve their teaching. Two types of students are used from private schools:…

Eskil, Murat; Ozgan, Habib; Balkar, Betul

2010-01-01

143

Landfill-gas energy utilization: Technology options and case studies. Final report, Mar 91Mar 92  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report discusses technical, environmental, and other issues associated with using landfill gas as fuel, and presents case studies of projects in the U.S. illustrating some common energy uses. The full report begins by covering basic issues such as gas origin, composition, and means of collection; environmental and regulatory background is presented. Properties of landfill gas as a fuel are

D. Augenstein; J. Pacey

1992-01-01

144

Neonatal Intensive Care for Low Birthweight Infants: Costs and Effectiveness. Health Technology Case Study 38.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|After a brief introduction delineating the scope of the case study, chapter 1 summarizes findings and conclusions about the costs and effectiveness of neonatal intensive care in the United States. Chapter 2 inventories the national supply of neonatal intensive care units and describes recent trends in use and costs. Chapter 3 reviews mortality…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

145

Science and technology map analysis of a multi-disciplinary field Case study of aerospace engineering-  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both the expansion of knowledge and the fragmentation of disciplines are causing delay in important development strategy decision in many promising industries. Policy makers and practitioners expect tools to structure the expanding knowledge and to roadmap for breakthroughs. In this paper, we approach this challenge with a citation network analysis to academic publications and patents. The case study is discussed

H. Nakamural; H. Sasaki; N. Shibata; Y. Kajikawa; I. Sakata; S. Suzukil

2010-01-01

146

Community-Based Science-Technology-Society Education--A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school (grades 1-6) in Israel. The development of environmental education school-based curriculum was at the core of this effort. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach, which is practiced in many schools in…

Tal, Revital T.

147

Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments. Case Studies in TESOL Practice Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This edited volume presents case studies from Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East in which teachers have adapted and pioneered teaching innovations. The book is divided into 4 parts, 12 chapters, and an introduction. Part one, "Building a Computer Learning Center," has two chapters: "Guerilla Tactics: Creating a Mixed-Media ESL Lab…

Hanson-Smith, Elizabeth, Ed.

148

Biotechnology and Medicare's new technology policy: lessons from three case studies.  

PubMed

Biotechnology has figured prominently in recent Medicare coverage and payment policies. Biotech treatments push policy boundaries for several reasons: They attract strong patient demand; they often treat rare or life-threatening diseases; they may have uncertain evidence of health benefits; and they are often costly. This paper considers case studies of Medicare coverage for off-label uses of biotech cancer drugs and payments for anemia biopharmaceuticals. The cases suggest Medicare's ongoing challenge to balance access considerations, the role and strength of evidence, and cost consequences of new treatments. PMID:16966721

Keenan, Patricia Seliger; Neumann, Peter J; Phillips, Kathryn A

149

Consortia for Engineering, Science and Technology Libraries in India: A Case Study of INDEST Consortium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present scenario of the INDEST Consortium among engineering, science and technology (including astronomy and astrophysics) libraries in India is discussed. The Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences & Technology (INDEST) Consortium is a major initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The INDEST Consortium provides access to 16 full text e-resources and 7 bibliographic databases for 166 institutions as members who are taking advantage of cost effective access to premier resources in engineering, science and technology, including astronomy and astrophysics. Member institutions can access over 6500 e-journals from 1092 publishers. Out of these, over 150 e-journals are exclusively for the astronomy and physics community. The current study also presents a comparative analysis of the key features of nine major services, viz. ACM Digital Library, ASCE Journals, ASME Journals, EBSCO Databases (Business Source Premier), Elsevier's Science Direct, Emerald Full Text, IEEE/IEE Electronic Library Online (IEL), ProQuest ABI/INFORM and Springer Verlag's Link. In this paper, the limitations of this consortium are also discussed.

Pathak, S. K.; Deshpande, N. J.

2007-10-01

150

Technology Transfer: A Case Study of Programs and Practices at NASA, DOD, DOC, and Academia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology transfer is vital to humanity. It spurs innovation, promotes commerce, and provides technology-based goods and services. Technology transfer is also highly complex and interdependent in nature. This interdependence is exemplified principally by the various technology transfer interactions between government, industry, and academia. …

Blood, John R.

2009-01-01

151

Scaffolding Knowledge Construction through Robotic Technology: A Middle School Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various forms of robotic technology are currently moving from the confines of the research labs and into the hands of teachers. One area of robotics that is readily available for technology integration into elementary and middle school science and technology classrooms is produced by LEGO® (Mindstorms for Schools™). Such technology offers the possibility to teach various scientific, mathematical, and design

Joan M. Chambers; Mike Carbonaro; Marion Rex

152

Incapability of technological capability: A case study on product innovation in the Japanese facsimile machine industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technological leadership in an industry certainly seems like a ticket to ongoing success. However, overemphasis on existing technological capabilities may produce a form of myopia in product development. In other words, by focusing primarily on developing and improving their core technologies, organizations miss opportunities to exploit new technologies and thus create breakthrough products.Ken Kusunoki proposes that problem-solving approaches in a

Ken Kusunoki

1997-01-01

153

Case study on the technology transfer of D-ATIS (digital automatic terminal information service) technology into the Air Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transferring small-scale technology into the air traffic control environment of the Air Force is currently beset by hurdles leading to high developmental costs and lengthy times between operational testing and deployment of systems to end-users. The following paper tracks the movement of a small-scale technology, the Automated Lingual Expert Information System (ALEXIS), through different phases of development while illustrating some

I. M. Blasch; S. Knauber; T. Deeter

1997-01-01

154

Designing Program Roadmaps to Catalyze Community Formation: A Case Study of the Long-Term Stewardship Science and Technology Roadmapword  

SciTech Connect

A number of broad perspective technology roadmaps have been developed in the last few years as tools for coordinating nation-wide research in targeted areas. These roadmaps share a common characteristic of coalescing the associated stakeholder groups into a special-interest community that is willing to work cooperatively in achieving the roadmap goals. These communities are key to roadmap implementation as they provide the collaborative energy necessary to obtain the political support and funding required for identified science and technology development efforts. This paper discusses the relationship between roadmaps and special-interest communities, using the recently drafted Department of Energy's Long-Term Stewardship Science and Technology Roadmap as a case study. Specific aspects this roadmap's design facilitated the development of a long-term stewardship community while specific realities during roadmap development impacted the realization of the design.

Dixon, Brent; Hanson, Duane; Matthern, Gretchen

2003-02-27

155

Investigating Design and Technology Students' Peer Interactions in a Technology-Mediated Learning Environment: A Case study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research investigates students' peer interactions in the Design and Technology (D&T) environment supported by "Knowledge Forum". The sample comprised of 15 students who had no prior experience in using "Knowledge Forum" to mediate their D&T learning. Their interaction with peers occurred in three stages: design situation, ideation and…

Yeo, Tiong Meng; Quek, Choon Lang

2011-01-01

156

Methodology for evaluating a novel education technology: a case study of handheld video games in Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many school systems, in both the developed and developing world, are implementing educational technology to assist in student learning. However, there is no clear consensus on how to evaluate these new technologies. This paper proposes a comprehensive methodology for estimating the value of a new educational technology in three steps: benefit analysis, through the administration of a well-designed experiment; cost

Jesse L. Margolis; Miguel Nussbaum; Patricio Rodríguez; Ricardo Rosas

2006-01-01

157

Problem Solving with an Icon Oriented Programming Tool: A Case Study in Technology Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: In 1995, the authors started the Empirica Control for Technology Education (ECTE) project in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki with the purpose of widening the possibilities for creative problem solving in technology education. First, an icon-oriented visual programming tool was developed to teach computer control technology, along with an appropriate computer interface. Authors developed

Jari M. Lavonen; Veijo P. Meisalo; Matti Lattu

2001-01-01

158

Popularisation of Science and Technology Education: Some Case Studies from Africa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science and technology, and science and technology education, play an important role in the development of a country's economy, environment, social relations, and other sectors. African countries recognize this role and many have committed considerable resources to the development of science and technology and their educational systems. In…

Savage, Mike, Ed.; Naidoo, Prem, Ed.

159

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Action: A Case Study of a Middle School Digital Documentary Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years researchers in educational technology have begun to look closely at the complexity of integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. The development of the notion of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) provides a useful theoretical framework to explore the requisite forms of teacher knowledge required to effectively…

Hofer, Mark; Swan, Kathleen Owings

2008-01-01

160

The Role of University in Promoting and Developing Technology: A Case Study of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, a local university that has become a leading technological institution, will be instrumental in promoting and developing technology to achieve Malaysia's national objective of becoming a developed country by the year 2020. Efforts include development of technology curricula, research and development, cooperation…

Ibrahim, Sallehuddin

1997-01-01

161

The Role of University in Promoting and Developing Technology: A Case Study of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, a local university that has become a leading technological institution, will be instrumental in promoting and developing technology to achieve Malaysia's national objective of becoming a developed country by the year 2020. Efforts include development of technology curricula, research and development, cooperation with…

Ibrahim, Sallehuddin

1997-01-01

162

Biomedical technology: A case study of forecasting in pulsed electro magnetic field therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forecasting emerging biomedical therapy technologies as well the rate of diffusion of resultant biomedical products can be beneficial in the context of management of technology. Techniques such as bibliometric analysis and the Bass diffusion model are utilized in this paper to assess the growth rate and market penetration of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy as a technology. The penetration and growth

Leon Pretorius; Dietmar H Winzker

2010-01-01

163

Rural schools and educational technology: A case study of rural schools in the Molopo district, Mafikeng  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the position and conditions of rural schools around Mafikeng (North-West Province, South Africa) with relation to the Technology Learning Area - a core component of Curriculum 2005. Technology Education (TE) has been undergirded by the launching of the Science and Technology Campaign by the national Ministry of Education at the introductory phase of Curriculum 2005. Given the

Monde Ndandani

2001-01-01

164

A systematic evaluation of technological innovation: a case study of ship navigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing technological sophistication of ship navigation systems may significantly alter the skills, knowledge, and strategies involved in navigating large ships. Currently, no method has been developed to evaluate the consequences of introducing this technology. Without a systematic method to detect design flaws and training requirements, technology driven designs may degrade, rather than enhance, maritime safety. Many examples in other

John D. Lee; Thomas F. Sanquist

1993-01-01

165

A cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) analysis of technology integration: Case study of two teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Classic research methods are ineffective in capturing the dynamic relationships among users, technology, and outcomes for technology integration research. Cognitive research attempts to eliminate environmental variability and test for recall and transferability of knowledge representations. Such approaches lead to arguably ineffective measures of learning. Activity theory provides a holistic framework to investigate relationships among the elements present in a technology

Tiffany A. Koszalka; Chun-Ping Wu

166

Developing a Disposition to Teaching Design and Technology: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literature in the field of technological education has attempted, in recent years, to define technology and technological education (e. g., Dyrenfurth & Mihalevich, 1987; Layton, 1993; Ortega, 1962; Staudenmaier, 1985; Wiens, 1988). These definitions emerge, typically, from analyses of what philosophers, sociologists, historians, and educators have written about the subject (Hansen & Froelich, 1994). Reference to what technologists actually do

R. Hansen; D. Davies

1998-01-01

167

Mining the Human Phenome using Semantic Web Technologies: A Case Study for Type 2 Diabetes  

PubMed Central

The ability to conduct genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has enabled new exploration of how genetic variations contribute to health and disease etiology. However, historically GWAS have been limited by inadequate sample size due to associated costs for genotyping and phenotyping of study subjects. This has prompted several academic medical centers to form “biobanks” where biospecimens linked to personal health information, typically in electronic health records (EHRs), are collected and stored on large number of subjects. This provides tremendous opportunities to discover novel genotype-phenotype associations and foster hypothesis generation. In this work, we study how emerging Semantic Web technologies can be applied in conjunction with clinical and genotype data stored at the Mayo Clinic Biobank to mine the phenotype data for genetic associations. In particular, we demonstrate the role of using Resource Description Framework (RDF) for representing EHR diagnoses and procedure data, and enable federated querying via standardized Web protocols to identify subjects genotyped with Type 2 Diabetes for discovering gene-disease associations. Our study highlights the potential of Web-scale data federation techniques to execute complex queries.

Pathak, Jyotishman; Kiefer, Richard C.; Bielinski, Suzette J.; Chute, Christopher G.

2012-01-01

168

Performance of the 24-2-5 frequency doubling technology screening test: a prospective case study  

PubMed Central

Aim To evaluate the performance of the frequency doubling technology (FDT) 24?2?5 screening test by comparison with the established N?30?5 FDT screening test for detection of glaucoma. Method A prospective random sample of individuals referred for possible glaucoma were tested with FDT screening tests 24?2?5 and N?30?5 using the Humphrey Matrix perimeter in addition to standard clinical examination relevant to glaucoma detection. Discriminatory power, reliability and test time of these tests were assessed and compared. The case definition for glaucoma was made by patient according to the established clinical diagnosis. Results Of 63 referred eligible individuals, 53 (84%) were recruited. Sensitivity and specificity for the N?30?5 screening test was 78 and 85% respectively, compared with 83% and 75% for the 24?2?5 with areas under a receiver operator characteristic curve being 0.87 and 0.92. Differences between these indices were not statistically significant. For a specificity of 95%, sensitivity values were 76% and 56% for the 24?2?5 and N?30?5 respectively. Mean (standard deviation) test duration for the FDT 24?2?5 and N?30?5 screening tests were 111 (13) and 39 (10) seconds respectively (p<0.001). A total of 19 subjects (36%) produced unreliable test results in one or both eyes when tested with the 24?2?5 screening test compared with 5 subjects (9%) with the N?30?5 (p<0.0005). Conclusion Minimal discriminatory power differences existed between the two screening tests evaluated, with both screening tests exhibiting high discriminatory power for detection of individuals with glaucoma. More individuals produced unreliable results on the 24?2?5 screening, which also took longer to perform.

Spry, P G D; Hussin, H M; Sparrow, J M

2007-01-01

169

Technological entrepreneurship in South Africa: the case study of Eskom and Sasol  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quest for broad-based economic empowerment in South Africa has influenced the development of strategic business linkages between large technology intensive companies and small technology start-up enterprises. One of the goal of broad-based economic empowerment is to engage persons and communities previously disadvantaged in the apartheid era development framework and incorporate them into the mainstream South African national economy. Technological

M. O. Kachieng'a

2004-01-01

170

Learning in-the-making: A case study of science and technology projects in a year six classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The integration of technology-based projects in the primary science curriculum has attracted recent international attention. Yet few case studies about what and how knowledge is constructed in this context have been reported. In this interpretive study of a Year Six classroom, we focused on how two contrasting groups of children designed ill-defined engineering structures. Of particular interest was how the groups appropriated ideas into their designs and constructed related scientific concepts. Our interpretations of the field, videotape and interview data during the semester-long observation period highlight the value of building learning communities in science and technology classes. As well as reporting our classroom-related findings we begin to explore the collaboration processes within our research team. A thick description of the genesis of the project and a brief revelation about our interpretive zone are provided.

Ritchie, Stephen M.; Hampson, Brad

1996-12-01

171

Using technology to enhance the quality of home health care: three case studies of health information technology initiatives at the visiting nurse service of New York.  

PubMed

There is a growing recognition among health services researchers and policy makers that Health Information Technology (HIT) has the potential to address challenging issues that face patients and providers of healthcare. The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), a large not-for-profit home healthcare agency, has integrated technology applications into the service delivery model of several programs. Case studies, including the development and implementation, of three informatics initiatives at VNSNY are presented on: (1) Quality Scorecards that utilize process, outcomes, cost, and satisfaction measures to assess performance among clinical staff and programs; (2) a tool to identify patients at risk of being hospitalized, and (3) a predictive model that identifies patients who are eligible for physical rehabilitation services. Following a description of these initiatives, we discuss their impact on quality and process indicators, as well as the opportunities and challenges to implementation. PMID:20854356

Russell, David; Rosenfeld, Peri; Ames, Sylvia; Rosati, Robert J

2010-08-12

172

A case study on technology transfer, capacity building and sustainable development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Globalisation is triggering significant and rapid developmental changes thus creating the impetus for emerging economies to evolve towards knowledge-based societies. This evolution is fuelled in part by the transfer of technologies mostly embedded in products and services. It has become a critical challenge for developing countries to build and sustain the capacity for the transfer of Information and Communication Technologies

Joe Amadi-Echendu; George Mulamula

2010-01-01

173

Consortia for Engineering, Science and Technology Libraries in India: A Case Study of INDEST Consortium  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present scenario of the INDEST Consortium among engineering, science and technology (including astronomy and astrophysics) libraries in India is discussed. The Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences & Technology (INDEST) Consortium is a major initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The INDEST Consortium provides access to 16 full text e-resources and 7 bibliographic

S. K. Pathak; N. J. Deshpande

2007-01-01

174

Perceptions of Students' Learning Critical Thinking through Debate in a Technology Classroom: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critical thinking is often a desired competency for graduates of a technology program. Organizational members have uttered concern about students' inability to think critically. Although traditional pedagogical techniques, such as lectures and examinations, center on knowledge acquisition, debates in the technology classroom can effectively…

Scott, Sophia

2008-01-01

175

Exploring the evolutional roadmapping of technological trajectory: Case study of Shimano  

Microsoft Academic Search

A technological system has trajectories that involve a path-dependent roadmap of an innovation. Evolutionary trajectory presents the direction, capability, and paradigm that help the decision making of scientists and technologists. While most visualization of technology road mapping has been done by expensive human forces, this paper proposes an automatic process to explore the path-dependent and evolution process of the underling

Y. R. Li; L. H. Wang

2011-01-01

176

The use of information technology in training human resources : An e-learning case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the influence of information technology in human resources management (HRM) and specifically on training policy through the experience of a Spanish telecommunications firm, Telefonica. The characteristics of the training model designed by this firm to face new environments is considered and the technologies used, the key actions, the disadvantages and success factors are detected in trying to

José L. Gascó; Juan Llopis; M. Reyes González

2004-01-01

177

Economic perspectives on firm's technological capability accumulation and improvement: case study of a Chinese firm  

Microsoft Academic Search

A firm's technological capability enhancement in today's highly competitive and demanding business environment has been focused as strategic planning. The technological capability, which refers to the firm's knowledge and capacity embedded into the individual and organizational resources, is one of the most important potentials for firms to gain the sustainable competitive advantage and high benefit return. With the enhancement of

Wei Jiang

2000-01-01

178

Impact of Ergonomic and Social Psychological Perspective: A Case Study of Fashion Technology Adoption in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, there have been dramatic and emerging innovations in portable media devices. This is evident, for example, with the Apple iPod, Microsoft Zune, Sony Walkman, and the Samsung and iriver media players. Because of this, how to best understand the users' intentions to adopt these fashionable technologies has become a new issue in the information technology domain. However, in the

Chyan Yang; Yi-Chun Hsu

2011-01-01

179

Using the iPhone for Assistive Technology: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Parent and teacher collaborated to use the Apple iPhone as assistive technology to meet the needs of Bill, a 20-year-old student in the Saline Young Adult program, part of the Saline Michigan School System. Bill has an intellectual disability and this technology provided an effective, flexible and moderate cost solution that helped him meet his…

Ford, Chelsea; Rabe, Karl

2011-01-01

180

Understanding the End User Perspective: A Multiple-Case Study of Successful Health Information Technology Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States continues to lag behind other countries in its adoption of health information technology. A failure to increase adoption will jeopardize the nation's ability to reduce medical errors, address the rapid growth of healthcare costs, and enact effective healthcare reform. Health information technology (HIT) implementation success…

Behravesh, Bardia

2010-01-01

181

National Technology Standards for K-12 Schools: A Case Study of Unresolved Issues in Public Relations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses an important need--the dissemination of information relating to technology as a public relations tool--and the associated exigency for administrator and teacher technology training. Specifically, we identify the increased expectations for the performance of school leaders and teachers, as well as unresolved issues in public…

Mullen, Carol A.; Kealy, William A.; Sullivan, Ashley

2004-01-01

182

The Use of Information Technology in Training Human Resources: An E-Learning Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper addresses the influence of information technology in human resources management (HRM) and specifically on training policy through the experience of a Spanish telecommunications firm, "Telefonica". The characteristics of the training model designed by this firm to face new environments is considered and the technologies used, the key…

Gasco, Jose L.; Llopis, Juan; Gonzalez, M. Reyes

2004-01-01

183

Integrating Social Networking Technologies in Education: A Case Study of a Formal Learning Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of Internet-facilitated social networking is not new - we have evidence of the development of the concept and the technologies over decades. However, Web 2.0 technologies and the emergence of social networking sites has expanded accessibility and use beyond levels that may have been thought imaginable just two or three years ago. These developments have been accompanied with

Lori Lockyer; John Patterson

2008-01-01

184

A case study in innovative outreach--combining training, research, and technology transfer to address real-world problems.  

PubMed Central

Outreach, training, technology transfer, and research are often treated as programmatically distinct activities. The interdisciplinary and applied aspects of the Superfund Basic Research Program offer an opportunity to explore different models. A case study is presented that describes a collaborative outreach effort that combines all of the above. It involves the University of California's Davis and Berkeley program projects, the University of California Systemwide Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program, the U.S. Navy's civilian workforce at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California (MINSY), a Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Education Demonstration Grant program, and the Private Industry Council of Napa and Sonoma counties in California. The effort applied a Superfund-developed technology to a combined waste, radium and polychlorinated biphenyl contamination, stemming from a problematic removal action at an installation/restoration site at MINSY. The effort demonstrates that opportunities for similar collaborations are possible at DoD installations.

Chang, D P

1998-01-01

185

ASSESSMENT OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR METAL FINISHING POLLUTION CONTROL: THREE CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

This research program was initiated with the objective of bringing information concerning performance and cost of new wastewater treatment technologies to the attention of the metal finishing community. Many novel approaches to treatment of electroplating wastewater have been eva...

186

Technological and Economic Assessment of Advanced Ceramic Materials. Volume 3. A Case Study of Ceramic Capacitors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is organized into five chapters including this introductory chapter. Chapter 2 discusess the technologies used in producing ceramic capacitors. Chapter 3 analyzes the U.S. multilayer ceramic capacitor industry. Chapter 4 draws on information i...

1984-01-01

187

British Columbia--Higher Education and the Integration of a New Technology. Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on an extensive literature search and interviews with educators, government officials, distance education personnel, and students, this publication reviews the impact of geostationary satellite telecommunications technology on higher education in Br...

K. Forsythe V. Collins

1983-01-01

188

Applications and Case Studies of the Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The next-generation sequencing technologies are able to produce millions of short sequence reads in a high- throughput, cost-effective fashion. The emergence of these technologies has not only facilitated genome sequencing but also started to change the landscape of life sciences. Here, I survey their major applications ranging from whole-genome sequencing and resequencing, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and structural variation discovery,

George E. Liu

2009-01-01

189

Six cases of reliability study of Pb-free solder joints in electronic packaging technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Solder is widely used to connect chips to their packaging substrates in flip chip technology as well as in surface mount technology. At present, the electronic packaging industry is actively searching for Pb-free solders due to environmental concern of Pb-based solders. Concerning the reliability of Pb-free solders, some electronic companies are reluctant to adopt them into their high-end products. Hence,

K. Zeng; K. N. Tu

2002-01-01

190

Case studies in technology choice. Volume 4. Tennessee Valley Authority. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Since the mid-1970s, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been considering different technological alternatives for managing their spent nuclear fuel. This report illustrates the use of the Technology Choice Model (TCM) to assist decision makers with this decision. A preliminary TCM application which addresses two spent fuel storage alternatives is presented and discussed. The report includes a procedure to elicit ''values'' from members of the public to evaluate alternatives. Use of the procedure was demonstrated through an illustrative example.

Keeney, R.L.; Sicherman, A.

1985-07-01

191

Problem Solving with an Icon Oriented Programming Tool: A Case Study in Technology Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1995, the authors started the Empirica Control for Technology Education (ECTE) project in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki with the purpose of widening the possibilities for creative problem solving in technology education. First, an icon-oriented visual programming tool was developed to teach computer control technology, along with an appropriate computer interface. Authors developed the new programming tool to minimize the need for direct guidance from the teacher and to reduce the need for rote memorization of programming rules. It was also designed to allow for constructive and creative activities by the students. Along with the software and hardware, handbooks for creative problem solving in control technology were written and in-service training was organized to support teachers in their efforts to develop creative problem solving through technology education programs in Finnish comprehensive schools. The development of this new computer control system led to an interest among the authors in finding out how pupils learn the basics of control technology and programming and how they creatively solve problems within the context of computer control. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Meisalo, Veijo P.; Lattu, Mattie; Lavonene, Jari M.

2009-10-26

192

Innovative Technologies And Vadose Zone Treatment Of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds - Case Study  

SciTech Connect

Over the last 10 years a mix of innovative and conventional characterization techniques has been used to assess the contamination of vadose zone sediments beneath the pilot-scale test facility known as TNX at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina. Shallow soils and groundwater beneath the TNX facility are contaminated with chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs), trichloroethylene (TCE), carbon tetrachloride (CCl{sub 4}), perchloroethylene (PCE), and chloroform (CHCl{sub 3}). An interim pump and treat remediation system was placed in operation in 1996 to provide hydraulic containment of groundwater containing greater than 500 ug/L dissolved TCE. In 1994, a vadose zone study was initiated to determine the degree and extent of CVOC contamination above the contaminated groundwater. Headspace sampling and analysis, acoustic infrared spectroscopy, cone penetrometry, and vadose zone pumping tests were used to determine contaminant concentrations and physical properties related to soil vapor extraction. In 2001, soil vapor extraction (SVE), a presumptive remedy for CVOCs in soils similar to those present beneath TNX, was selected to treat the CVOC contamination. Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT) with soil vapor sampling provided a detailed understanding of the subsurface geology and CVOC distribution which was essential for proper well design and placement. Twelve SVE wells were installed using direct push technology (DPT) and were tested to determine specific capacity and CVOC concentrations. This information was then used to develop a strategy for operating the SVE system. Based on the results of the baseline testing and previous studies, sets of 2 to 3 extraction wells will be treated using SVE at one month intervals. This will allow continuous operation of the SVE system and give individual wells up to 3 months for rebound between treatments. This method of operation is intended to maximize contaminant recovery from individual wells and reduce the overall capital investment and operating cost of the SVE system.

NOONKESTER, JAY V.; NICHOLS, RALPH L.; DIXON, KENETH L.

2005-08-02

193

Exploring educational partnerships: a case study of client provider technology education partnerships in New Zealand primary schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper explores the notion of educational partnerships and reports on research on client provider partnerships between full primary schools and external technology education providers for Year 7 and 8 New Zealand students (age range approx. 12 to 13 years). Educational reforms in New Zealand and the introduction of a more holistic technology education curriculum in 1995 changed the nature of the relationship between the technology education partners. The research sought to identify, from the perspective of the primary schools (clients), factors that contribute to successful partnerships between them and their technology education provider. A mixed methods approach consisting of a survey of client schools, in-depth interviews and a series of four in-depth case studies (drawing on issues derived from the survey) was employed. Issues relating to teacher subculture, leadership roles and inflexibility of official processes all surfaced. The research points to an absence of commitment, shared understanding, shared power, leadership, communication and accountability in many educational partnerships that were the focus of this work.

Weal, Brenda; Coll, Richard

2007-04-01

194

Using social networking and semantic web technology in software engineering - Use cases, patterns, and a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an approach that uses social networking and semantic web technology to share knowledge within the software engineering community. We propose to use existing Web 2.0 services such as social bookmarking and blogs as the infrastructure to share knowledge artefacts. Due to the openness of these services, it is crucial to provide support to establish the trustworthiness of knowledge

Jens Dietrich; Nathan Jones; Jevon M. Wright

2008-01-01

195

Using Social Networking and Semantic Web Technology in Software Engineering--Use Cases, Patterns, and a Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an approach that uses social networking and semantic Web technology to share knowledge within the software engineering community. We propose to use existing Web 2.0 services such as social bookmarking and blogs as the infrastructure to share knowledge artefacts. Due to the openness of these services, it is crucial to provide support in order to establish the trustworthiness

Jens Dietrich; Nathan Jones

2007-01-01

196

The Use of Music Technology across the Curriculum in Music Education Settings: Case Studies of Two Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study is an investigation of the uses of music technology in music education programs in two universities. The purpose of this study was to discover the ways in which music technology was used in two schools of music across the entire music curriculum for music education students. This study detailed the ways in which music technology was…

Cremata, Radio

2010-01-01

197

Walker devices and microswitch technology to enhance assisted indoor ambulation by persons with multiple disabilities: three single-case studies.  

PubMed

These three single-case studies assessed the use of walker devices and microswitch technology for promoting ambulation behavior among persons with multiple disabilities. The walker devices were equipped with support and weight lifting features. The microswitch technology ensured that brief stimulation followed the participants' ambulation responses. The participants were two children (i.e., Study I and Study II) and one man (i.e., Study III) with poor ambulation performance. The ambulation efforts of the child in Study I involved regular steps, while those of the child in Study II involved pushing responses (i.e., he pushed himself forward with both feet while sitting on the walker's saddle). The man involved in Study III combined his poor ambulation performance with problem behavior, such as shouting or slapping his face. The results were positive for all three participants. The first two participants had a large increase in the number of steps/pushes performed during the ambulation events provided and in the percentages of those events that they completed independently. The third participant improved his ambulation performance as well as his general behavior (i.e., had a decline in problem behavior and an increase in indices of happiness). The wide-ranging implications of the results are discussed. PMID:23643772

Lancioni, Giulio E; Singh, Nirbhay N; O'Reilly, Mark F; Sigafoos, Jeff; Oliva, Doretta; Campodonico, Francesca; Buono, Serafino

2013-04-30

198

Technology-Aided Programs for Assisting Communication and Leisure Engagement of Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Two Single-Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology-aided programs for assisting communication and leisure engagement were assessed in single-case studies involving two men with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Study I involved a 51-year-old man with a virtually total loss of his motor repertoire and assessed a technology-aided program aimed at enabling him to (a) write and send out…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Ferlisi, Gabriele; Ferrarese, Giacomina; Zullo, Valeria; Addante, Luigi M.; Spica, Antonella; Oliva, Doretta

2012-01-01

199

Technology-Based Programs to Promote Walking Fluency or Improve Foot-Ground Contact during Walking: Two Case Studies of Adults with Multiple Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These two case studies assessed technology-based programs for promoting walking fluency and improving foot-ground contact during walking with a man and a woman with multiple disabilities, respectively. The man showed breaks during walking and the woman presented with toe walking. The technology used in the studies included a microprocessor with…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; La Martire, Maria L.; Oliva, Doretta; Groeneweg, Jop

2012-01-01

200

Technology-Aided Programs for Assisting Communication and Leisure Engagement of Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Two Single-Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology-aided programs for assisting communication and leisure engagement were assessed in single-case studies involving two men with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Study I involved a 51-year-old man with a virtually total loss of his motor repertoire and assessed a technology-aided program aimed at enabling him to (a) write and send out…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Ferlisi, Gabriele; Ferrarese, Giacomina; Zullo, Valeria; Addante, Luigi M.; Spica, Antonella; Oliva, Doretta

2012-01-01

201

Technology-Based Programs to Promote Walking Fluency or Improve Foot-Ground Contact during Walking: Two Case Studies of Adults with Multiple Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These two case studies assessed technology-based programs for promoting walking fluency and improving foot-ground contact during walking with a man and a woman with multiple disabilities, respectively. The man showed breaks during walking and the woman presented with toe walking. The technology used in the studies included a microprocessor with…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; La Martire, Maria L.; Oliva, Doretta; Groeneweg, Jop

2012-01-01

202

Costing electricity supply scenarios: A case study of promoting renewable energy technologies on Rodriguez, Mauritius  

Microsoft Academic Search

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) import increasing amounts of fossil fuel to meet their rising energy demand. This places an unnecessary financial burden on their budget, as abundant Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are often available. The introduction of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) can harness these resources, providing sufficient electricity as well as maintaining a high degree of independence. However, one

Daniel Weisser

2004-01-01

203

Intelligent Monitoring System Based on the Embedded Technology: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intelligent systems for condition monitoring, alarm diagnosis and fault detection have been widely used in modern industrial manufacturing, as they are capable of providing more efficient decision making support. This paper proposes a distributed intelligent monitoring system based on the embedded technology. Using advanced RISC machines microprocessor embedded with a real-time multi-task micro kernel, the developed system possesses the functions

Xiao Liang; En Li; Zi-ze Liang; Zeng-guang Hou; Min Tan

2007-01-01

204

Case Study: How a Commitment to Technology Advanced Our Strategic Plan. AGB Occasional Paper No. 32.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Hartwick College (New York) developed a strategic vision for its future and invested significantly in information technology to transform that vision into reality. Guided by its president and trustees, Hartwick, a small, independent liberal arts college, formed a strategic plan in phases. At a formal board retreat in 1993, with faculty, students,…

Detweiler, Richard A.

1997-01-01

205

Disseminating energy-efficient technologies: a case study of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Disseminating energy-efficient technologies, even when they may appear to be technically perfect, is always a tough task, more so in economies with low purchasing power and educational levels. The compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) is one such well-known product that consumes only 20% electricity for the same light output as given out by the ubiquitous incandescent lamp and which, if adopted

Arun Kumar; Sudhir K. Jain; N. K. Bansal

2003-01-01

206

Case Studies on the Use of Technology in TPD (Teacher Professional Development)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, the progress of a three-year cooperative project investigating the current state of TPD (teacher professional development) in Sweden and China in the area of TPD and ICT (information and communication technologies) is summarized. A brief introduction to the field of TPD is given, and thereafter, ICT is related to what in the…

Gu, Limin; Jiao, Jianli; Wang, Xiaodong; Jia, Yimin; Qin, Dan; Lindberg, J. Ola

2012-01-01

207

Eliciting and Assessing Reflective Practice: A Case Study in Web 2.0 Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper focuses on the role of multimodal technologies in facilitating reflective processes and the subsequent assessment of reflectivity for students in pre-professional programs. Reflective practice has been established as a critical tool for developing identity in and on practice. This paper will focus firstly on reviewing salient…

Parkes, Kelly A.; Kajder, Sara

2010-01-01

208

The Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Educate Laity: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology-based education is learning primarily based in constructivist styled pedagogies. It is neither good nor bad; its value is inherent to the user and environment where it is placed. While some churches place a high value on the benefits gleaned from its use, others abhor it in religious education. Why churches incorporate or reject…

Francis, B. Mark

2011-01-01

209

Innovative science and technology commercialization strategies at 3M: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Large, successful firms, even with a history of innovation, may create organizational mechanisms that hamper innovation and customer response. This paper will describe how 3M purposefully fights this tendency by attempting to foster innovation within the company through the development of efficient strategies to commercialize technology in rapidly changing environments. The paper will describe 3M’s general policies and its entrepreneurial

Pedro Conceição; Dennis Hamill; Pedro Pinheiro

2002-01-01

210

Using Mobile Technologies for Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings: Outcomes of Five Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the outcomes of the Mobile Technologies Pilot Project for the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). ALPS is a partnership of five Higher Education Institutions (HEI) that aims to develop and improve assessment, and thereby learning, in practice settings for…

Dearnley, Christine; Taylor, Jill; Hennessy, Scott; Parks, Maria; Coates, Catherine; Haigh, Jackie; Fairhall, John; Riley, Kevin; Dransfield, Mark

2009-01-01

211

Evaluating technology oversight through multiple frameworks: A case study of genetically engineered cotton in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Oversight systems for emerging technologies involve a diversity of institutions, stakeholders, and goals; yet they are usually based upon one or a few perspectives. This paper uses a multi-framework approach to evaluate the oversight system for genetically engineered organisms in India. It uses four established frameworks — policy options, risk assessment, risk management and regulatory oversight — and ethics, to

Kana Talukder; Jennifer Kuzma

2008-01-01

212

Supporting Patient Care by Using Innovative Information Technology: A Case Study from Clinical Psychiatry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, are made up of highly distributed and complex organizational structures and processes. As such there is an increasingly large number of information interfaces between various involved healthcare professionals, making efficient organization of patient care and disease management difficult. Innovative information technology, such as electronic patient record systems, may have the potential to support patient care

Elske Ammenwerth; Frauke Ehlers; Ulrike Kutscha; Ansgar Kutscha; Ronald Eichstadter; Franz Resch

2002-01-01

213

The Relevance of Elderly Technology Users in Healthcare Knowledge Creation and Innovation: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge management (KM) practices of Healthcare Alarm Systems (HAS, pseudo name), a technology company providing medical alarm systems to predominately elderly people living at home alone, are examined to generate insights on if and how this company gains and uses knowledge from elderly users. Data were collected through interviewing HAS employees. Major findings include that HAS had significantly under-utilized elderly

Scott Paquette; Bo Xie

2010-01-01

214

Scaffolding 6th Graders' Problem Solving in Technology-Enhanced Science Classrooms: A Qualitative Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to the calls to improve and deepen scientific understanding and literacy, considerable effort has been invested in developing sustainable technology-enhanced learning environments to improve science inquiry. Research has provided important guidance for scaffolding learning in mathematics and science. However, these reports have…

Kim, Minchi C.; Hannafin, Michael J.

2011-01-01

215

Life cycle cost for technology selection: A Case study in the manufacturing of injection moulds  

Microsoft Academic Search

During mould design phase different approaches are envisaged to materialize part production and they must be evaluated not only in technological criteria, but also in an economical perspective. However, the comparison of such alternative approaches is not always evident for the mould designer. The solution proposed in this paper, based on the development of a life cycle cost model, fosters

R. Folgado; P. Peças; E. Henriques

2010-01-01

216

An empirical study of the existence of the Hype Cycle: A case of DVD technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hype Cycle is a graphic representation of the level of maturity, adoption and business application of a technology, originally introduced by Gartner Researchpsilas Jackie Fenn. The Hype Cycle concept has gained wide popularity among practicing managers but its empirical testing or relation to theoretical frameworks is to a large extent missing in current literature. This paper presents some alternative theoretical

Heini M. Järvenpää; Saku J. Mäkinen

2008-01-01

217

A Case Study of the Use of Internet Photobook Technology to Enhance Early Childhood "Scientist" Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There are many influences on a child's identity. Photobook technology purposefully prepared around science explorations presents a modern opportunity to repeatedly trigger memories that reinforce the "me, as scientist" viewpoint. Semi-structured interviews at 6 and 8 years of age were conducted with a child who was the subject of a photobook of…

Katz, Phyllis

2011-01-01

218

Ex Ante Evaluation of Information and Communication Technology Projects; Case Studies of Kenyan Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have increasingly become crucial to achieving organizational and strategic goals. This has led to an ever increasing expenditure on ICT and an accompanying increasing demand to measure the business value of the IS investment. The need to evaluate investments in ICT projects is further exacerbated by the 'productivity paradox' observed in these investments. Despite higher

TIMOTHY MWOLOLO WAEMA

2009-01-01

219

Harnessing Technology for School Accountability: A Case Study of Implementing a Management Information System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Schools employ educational technology to comply with pressures for greater accountability and efficiency in conducting operations. Specifically, schools use "management information systems" designed to automate data collection of student attendance, grades, test scores, and so on. These management information systems (MIS) employed widespread use…

Enomoto, Ernestine K.; Conley, Sharon

2007-01-01

220

Mass-burn refuse-to-energy technology: A united states case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  As landfill sites reach capacity and are under environmental regulations to close, communities across America face solid waste disposal crises. The City of Baltimore, Maryland, after initially choosing an experimental technology which failed, turned to a proven mass-burn resource recovery system for solid waste disposal. Through a process called privatization, the City shielded itself from financial risk associated with the

Alfred B. DelBello

1986-01-01

221

Technological system and renewable energy policy: A case study of solar photovoltaic in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Taiwan, having implemented some incentive measures and subsidies, some progress of renewable energy in Taiwan has occurred; however, comparing the medium and long-term target reveals a wide gap. This paper (taking the solar photovoltaic (PV) for example), applies the ‘technological system’ framework to analyze the evolution of PV in Taiwan. Here, a comparative analysis is made of the development

Y. H. Huang; J. H. Wu

2007-01-01

222

The Green Revolution as a Case Study in Transfer of Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The green revolution was a transfer of the idea of fertilizer-responsive grain varieties and the capacity to develop them from temporate countries to the countries of South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Key actors in this transfer of technology included the public research institutions in the less-developed countries (LDCs), the International Agricultural Research Centers, the Ford

Carl E. Pray

1981-01-01

223

Technology, pedagogy and digital production: a case study of children learning new media skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on data collected from a project called ‘Shared Spaces: Informal Learning and Digital Cultures’. The project aimed to build links between young peoples' leisure and learning experiences, by engaging with the content and styles of learning connected with digital cultures in homes and community centres. The article focuses on issues around technology and pedagogy by analysing data

Rebekah Willett

2007-01-01

224

Research Development at a South African University of Technology: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article portrays the research development strategies followed by a University of Technology in an attempt to increase and sustain a research culture. It discusses the approach of research development through building structural and intellectual capacity amongst the existing population of researchers which includes, predominantly, lecturing…

Lues, L.; Lategan, L.

2006-01-01

225

Creativity, the Individual and Society: A Teaching Case Study within a High-Technology Firm.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An innovative method for teaching creativity and leadership to adults was presented to engineers and executives within a high-technology corporation who wished to overcome fear of failure and the inhibiting influences of stress within their industry. The methodology developed was based upon prior research conducted in the area of self-directed…

Edelson, Paul J.

226

IT-adoption and the interaction of task, technology and individuals: a fit framework and a case study  

PubMed Central

Background Factors of IT adoption have largely been discussed in the literature. However, existing frameworks (such as TAM or TTF) are failing to include one important aspect, the interaction between user and task. Method Based on a literature study and a case study, we developed the FITT framework to help analyse the socio-organisational-technical factors that influence IT adoption in a health care setting. Results Our FITT framework ("Fit between Individuals, Task and Technology") is based on the idea that IT adoption in a clinical environment depends on the fit between the attributes of the individual users (e.g. computer anxiety, motivation), attributes of the technology (e.g. usability, functionality, performance), and attributes of the clinical tasks and processes (e.g. organisation, task complexity). We used this framework in the retrospective analysis of a three-year case study, describing the adoption of a nursing documentation system in various departments in a German University Hospital. We will show how the FITT framework helped analyzing the process of IT adoption during an IT implementation: we were able to describe every found IT adoption problem with regard to the three fit dimensions, and any intervention on the fit can be described with regard to the three objects of the FITT framework (individual, task, technology). We also derive facilitators and barriers to IT adoption of clinical information systems. Conclusion This work should support a better understanding of the reasons for IT adoption failures and therefore enable better prepared and more successful IT introduction projects. We will discuss, however, that from a more epistemological point of view, it may be difficult or even impossible to analyse the complex and interacting factors that predict success or failure of IT projects in a socio-technical environment.

Ammenwerth, Elske; Iller, Carola; Mahler, Cornelia

2006-01-01

227

Creating experiential learning activities using Web 2.0 tools and technologies: a case study.  

PubMed

Learning is no longer an internal individual activity but occurs through networks and connections. The aim of this project was to teach online health informatics students to use Web 2.0 tools and technologies to form networks and connections through experiential learning assignments. Web 2.0 tools and technologies were evaluated using a criteria checklist prior to implementation for students enrolled in health informatics classes at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Health informatics students have developed competencies using an instant message service, blogging, concept mapping, social bookmarking, and interacting a virtual environment. In the future, health care professionals will have to work in rapidly changing environments and keep abreast of new innovations and tools, learn to use those tools, and to teach others about the tools. PMID:19592915

Brixey, Juliana J; Warren, Judith J

2009-01-01

228

A case study in developing a radiology information technology (RIT) specialist position for supporting digital imaging.  

PubMed

Support services in providing PACS to healthcare facilities are becoming more complex. Imaginative staffing models are imperative to provide a successful PACS program to customers. Choosing the right staffing grid of support staff can be assisted by locations with like volumes or geographic areas. The RIT (radiology information technology) specialist is an excellent asset in a growing PACS environment. RITs can be the crucial liaison between the radiology department and the customer. RITs with different backgrounds can be recruited based on what type of support services your customers need. RITs are a great resource for one-on-one training from physicians to nursing staff. This mobile PACS spokesperson can take the concerns of the customers to the PACS administrator to open dialogue and communication that will win customer loyalty in this ever changing world of technology. PMID:16922126

Stockman, Troy

229

The Financial Returns on Investments in Process Analytical Technology and Lean Manufacturing: Benchmarks and Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The combined deployment of process analytical technology (PAT) and Lean manufacturing offers extraordinary financial opportunities\\u000a for pharmaceutical manufacturers at every scale. While many articles have been published describing the economic and quality\\u000a opportunities presented by improved pharmaceutical manufacturing performance, greater understanding of the financial benefits\\u000a of PAT and Lean at the individual company level is needed to support accurate valuation

Robert P. Cogdill; Thomas P. Knight; Carl A. Anderson; James K. Drennen

2007-01-01

230

EVALUATING NEW TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES WITH TIERED CRITERIA: RAIL CASE STUDY APPROACH  

Microsoft Academic Search

New transportation technologies, such as magnetic levitation (maglev), offer promise and risk as they move through the successive stages of research, development, demonstration, and deployment. The Virginia General Assembly's initial financial contributions to a low-speed, 3,400-ft (1,037-m), maglev-based people mover being constructed by the private sector illustrate the opportunities for potential reward and failure. Requests for additional funding to refine

John Miller

2003-01-01

231

Lean diesel technology and human health: a case study in six Brazilian metropolitan regions  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: Due to their toxicity, diesel emissions have been submitted to progressively more restrictive regulations in developed countries. However, in Brazil, the implementation of the Cleaner Diesel Technologies policy (Euro IV standards for vehicles produced in 2009 and low-sulfur diesel with 50 ppm of sulfur) was postponed until 2012 without a comprehensive analysis of the effect of this delay on public health parameters. We aimed to evaluate the impact of the delay in implementing the Cleaner Diesel Technologies policy on health indicators and monetary health costs in Brazil. METHODS: The primary estimator of exposure to air pollution was the concentration of ambient fine particulate matter (particles with aerodynamic diameters <2.5 µm, [PM2.5]). This parameter was measured daily in six Brazilian metropolitan areas during 2007-2008. We calculated 1) the projected reduction in the PM2.5 that would have been achieved if the Euro IV standards had been implemented in 2009 and 2) the expected reduction after implementation in 2012. The difference between these two time curves was transformed into health outcomes using previous dose-response curves. The economic valuation was performed based on the DALY (disability-adjusted life years) method. RESULTS: The delay in implementing the Cleaner Diesel Technologies policy will result in an estimated excess of 13,984 deaths up to 2040. Health expenditures are projected to be increased by nearly US$ 11.5 billion for the same period. CONCLUSIONS: The present results indicate that a significant health burden will occur because of the postponement in implementing the Cleaner Diesel Technologies policy. These results also reinforce the concept that health effects must be considered when revising fuel and emission policies.

de Andre, Paulo Afonso; Veras, Mariana Matera; Miraglia, Simone Georges El Khouri; Saldiva, Paulo Hilario Nascimento

2012-01-01

232

A Case Study of the Use of Internet Photobook Technology to Enhance Early Childhood “Scientist” Identity  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many influences on a child’s identity. Photobook technology purposefully prepared around science explorations presents\\u000a a modern opportunity to repeatedly trigger memories that reinforce the “me, as scientist” viewpoint. Semi-structured interviews\\u000a at 6 and 8 years of age were conducted with a child who was the subject of a photobook of everyday science activities to gain\\u000a insights into his thinking

Phyllis Katz

2011-01-01

233

Evaluating technologies in reproductive health: case studies of a consumer protection approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: A consumer-protection assessment and action program aimed at improving reproductive health technologies is reviewed. Methods: Evaluations employed both literature review, synthesis, market analysis and laboratory testing for conformity to standards of a wide range of products which affect reproductive health on the Brazilian market 1995–1997. Anti-infective gynecological products, ampicillins, condoms, pregnancy tests, hormonal contraceptives, infant formulas, selected teratogens, bromocriptine

L. D. Silver; S. R. Castilho

1998-01-01

234

Rainwater harvesting technologies and practises in rural Uganda: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is practised to mitigate water shortages in both household chores and agricultural use. This paper\\u000a examines the relationship between adoption of household RWH technologies in rural Uganda (dependant variable), and the influence\\u000a of independent variables (household characteristics such as age or monthly cash income, household perception including attitude\\u000a or risk preference, and institutional and policy-assumed variables such

David Baguma; Willibald Loiskandl

2010-01-01

235

Green manure technology: Potential, usage, and limitations. A case study for lowland rice  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The growing concern about the sustainability of tropical agricultural systems stands in striking contrast to a world-wide\\u000a decline in the use of soil-improving legumes. It is timely to assess the future role that soil-improving legumes may play\\u000a in agricultural systems. This paper reviews recent progress, potential, and limitations of green manure technology, using\\u000a lowland rice cropping systems as the example.

M. Beckerl; J. K. Ladha; M. Ali

236

E-government and technological innovation in Turkey : Case studies on governmental organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main purpose of this paper is to identify the technological innovation process, stakeholders of the process, sources of innovation, driving forces of innovation, and obstacles of innovation for the Turkish public sector. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In this paper, interviews are used as data-collection methods. For the purpose of this paper, the researcher has conducted a series of semi-structured

?brahim Arpaci

2010-01-01

237

Scaffolding 6th graders’ problem solving in technology-enhanced science classrooms: a qualitative case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to the calls to improve and deepen scientific understanding and literacy, considerable effort has been invested\\u000a in developing sustainable technology-enhanced learning environments to improve science inquiry. Research has provided important\\u000a guidance for scaffolding learning in mathematics and science. However, these reports have provided relatively little insight\\u000a into how the different types of scaffolds can (or should) be implemented

Minchi C. KimMichael; Michael J. Hannafin

2011-01-01

238

Technological competencies and product's evolutionary dynamics a case study from the aero-engine industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that the management of product-systems calls for a new logic for vertical integration, outsourcing, and R&D strategies. The particular characteristics of product-systems, in fact, requires a thorough understanding of the core, linkage, and peripheral underlying technologies, suggesting, therefore, that simple notions of core competencies that recommend the outsourcing of production, and even worse the development, of component

Andrea Prencipe

1997-01-01

239

Social Network Analysis of 45, 000 Schools: A Case Study of Technology Enhanced Learning in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social networks make an essential contribution to knowledge sharing in our fast moving and changing world. However, it is\\u000a difficult to apply new techniques to the complex, firm and Europe-wide differing educational systems. And this process for\\u000a technology enhanced learning is still evolving and challenging. This paper presents the research results of applying social\\u000a network analysis methods to a real

Ruth Breuer; Ralf Klamma; Yiwei Cao; Riina Vuorikari

2009-01-01

240

Outsourcing a High Speed Internet Access Project: An Information Technology Class Case Study in Three Parts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In early 2004, the Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC) required that all of its hotels (both owned and franchised) install high-speed Internet access (HSIA) in all of their rooms by June 2004. This case focuses on how one of its franchise properties located on the northern gulf coast of Florida (the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort &…

Platt, Richard G.; Carper, William B.; McCool, Michael

2010-01-01

241

OUTSOURCING A HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS PROJECT: AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CLASS CASE STUDY: PART II  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the 2007 SEDSI conference in Savannah, the authors presented Part I of this case about an outsourcing project at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (HSB) located in Destin, Florida on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.1 Part I described the hotel industry situation during the early years of this century and the mandate from

Richard G. Platt; Michael McCool

242

Information and communication technology in disease surveillance, India: a case study.  

PubMed

India has made appreciable progress and continues to demonstrate a strong commitment for establishing and operating a disease surveillance programme responsive to the requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR[2005]). Within five years of its launch, India has effectively used modern information and communication technology for collection, storage, transmission and management of data related to disease surveillance and effective response. Terrestrial and/or satellite based linkages are being established within all states, districts, state-run medical colleges, infectious disease hospitals, and public health laboratories. This network enables speedy data transfer, video conferencing, training and e-learning for outbreaks and programme monitoring. A 24x7 call centre is in operation to receive disease alerts. To complement these efforts, a media scanning and verification cell functions to receive reports of early warning signals. During the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, the usefulness of the information and communication technology (ICT) network was well appreciated. India is using ICT as part of its Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) to help overcome the challenges in further expansion in hard-to-reach populations, to increase the involvement of the private sector, and to increase the use of other modes of communication like e-mail and voicemail. PMID:21143821

Kant, Lalit; Krishnan, Sampath K

2010-12-03

243

An Examination of Leadership Styles in Implementing Instructional Technology: A Case Study to Examine the Elementary School Principal Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology is a powerful tool with incredible potential for altering established forms of pedagogy. The school principal is the key factor affecting the successful integration of technology. The purpose of this study was to identify the leadership styles practiced by school principals who are implementing instructional technology in their…

Carr, Toni

2011-01-01

244

An Examination of Leadership Styles in Implementing Instructional Technology: A Case Study to Examine the Elementary School Principal Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology is a powerful tool with incredible potential for altering established forms of pedagogy. The school principal is the key factor affecting the successful integration of technology. The purpose of this study was to identify the leadership styles practiced by school principals who are implementing instructional technology in their…

Carr, Toni

2011-01-01

245

Return on Investment and Technology-Based Training--An Introduction and a Case Study at Advanced Micro Devices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Summarizes findings from studies comparing classroom and technology-based approaches to training and the respective Return on Investment (ROI) data. Highlights several advantages of technology-based training. Offers information and initial ROI numbers on the use of technology-based training at Advanced Micro Devices, a global manufacturer of…

Masumian, Bijan

1999-01-01

246

Information Technology Staff and Their Perceptions of Self-Efficacy as Instructional Leaders in a College of Education in a Private University: An Exploratory Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory case study examined information technology (IT) staff perceptions of their self-efficacy--as viewed through the lens of Bandura's (1997) framework "mastery experience, vicarious experience, and social persuasion"--to instruct faculty to employ technology in their pedagogy. Twenty seven respondents at a graduate school of education…

Duggan, Ellen

2010-01-01

247

Selected case studies of technology transfer from mission-oriented applied research  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Industrial Concepts Division (AICD) under the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) supports interdisciplinary applied research and exploratory development that will expand the knowledge base to enable industry to improve its energy efficiency and its capability to use alternative energy resources. AICD capitalizes on scientific and technical advances from the United States and abroad, applying them to address critical technical needs of American industry. As a result, AICD research and development products are many and varied, and the effective transfer of these products to diverse targeted users requires different strategies as well. This paper describes the products of AICD research, how they are transferred to potential users, and how actual transfer is determined.

Daellenbach, K.K.; Watts, R.L.; Young, J.K. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Abarcar, R.B. [Energetics, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)

1992-07-01

248

Advancing Geospatial Technologies in Science and Social Science: A Case Study in Collaborative Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Advancing Geospatial Skills in Science and Social Sciences (AGSSS) program, funded by NSF, provides middle and high school teacher-partners with access to graduate student scientists for classroom collaboration and curriculum adaptation to incorporate and advance skills in spatial thinking. AGSSS Fellows aid in the delivery of geospatially-enhanced activities utilizing technology such as geographic information systems, remote sensing, and virtual globes. The partnership also provides advanced professional development for both participating teachers and fellows. The AGSSS program is mutually beneficial to all parties involved. This successful collaboration of scientists, teachers, and students results in greater understanding and enthusiasm for the use of spatial thinking strategies and geospatial technologies. In addition, the partnership produces measurable improvements in student efficacy and attitudes toward processes of spatial thinking. The teacher partner training and classroom resources provided by AGSSS will continue the integration of geospatial activities into the curriculum after the project concludes. Time and resources are the main costs in implementing this partnership. Graduate fellows invest considerable time and energy, outside of academic responsibilities, to develop materials for the classroom. Fellows are required to be available during K-12 school hours, which necessitates forethought in scheduling other graduate duties. However, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Graduate fellows gain experience in working in classrooms. In exchange, students gain exposure to working scientists and their research. This affords graduate fellows the opportunity to hone their communication skills, and specifically allows them to address the issue of translating technical information for a novice audience. Teacher-partners and students benefit by having scientific expertise readily available. In summation, these experiences result in changes in teacher/student perceptions of science and scientists. Evidence of the aforementioned changes are provided through external evaluation and results obtained from several assessment tools. The program also utilizes an internal evaluator to monitor participants thoughts and opinions on the previous years' collaboration. Additionally, graduate fellows maintain a reflective journal to provide insight into experiences occurring both in-class and among peers. Finally, student surveys administered prior to and concluding the academic year assess changes in student attitudes and self-perception of spatial thinking skills.

Williams, N. A.; Morris, J. N.; Simms, M. L.; Metoyer, S.

2007-12-01

249

Women's Ways of Knowing in Information Technology-Related Subjects: A Community College Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Belenky et al. (1997) found five ways of women's knowing (silent knowing, receiving knowing, subjective knowing, procedural knowing, and constructed knowing) according to the study conducted on women who majored in the social sciences and liberal arts. This study is built on the same model found by Belenky et al.'s study to collect open-ended…

Liu, Dejang

2011-01-01

250

Haikibutsu hatsuden donyu gijutsu chosa nado. Case study no jisshi 3. (Survey of the waste-fueled power generation introducing technology. Case study 3 (fiscal 1996)).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A case study on C city was conducted aiming at making a detailed manual for introducing the waste-fueled power generation. In the study, preconditions were discussed on the assumption that two of a 150t/d unit at C1 works in C city would be renewed. Based...

1997-01-01

251

Integrating technology and targeted treatment to improve narrative production in aphasia: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Studies of aphasic sentence production have identified a number of promising approaches to improving performance at the single sentence level, but these studies have typically failed to show measurable effects on multi?sentence productions (spontaneous or narrative speech). The difficulty for aphasic speakers of producing connected speech during therapy is likely to contribute to this effect. Computer software that allows

Denise McCall; Telana Virata; Marcia C. Linebarger; Rita Sloan Berndt

2009-01-01

252

Learning to Teach Inquiry Science in a Technology-Based Environment: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a 2-year study designed to investigate the trajectory of change in an urban 5th grade teacher as she introduces science inquiry using the Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE). Data for this study included videotapes and transcripts of classroom instruction, and audiotapes and transcripts of interviews conducted with the teacher as she was implementing the curriculum. We

Michelle Williams; Marcia C. Linn; Paul Ammon; Maryl Gearhart

2004-01-01

253

Soil Segregation technology: reducing uncertainty and increasing efficiency during radiological decommissioning - a case study  

SciTech Connect

The regulatory release of sites and facilities (property) for restricted or unrestricted use has evolved beyond prescribed levels to model-derived dose and risk based limits. Dose models for deriving corresponding soil radionuclide concentration guidelines are necessarily simplified representations of complex processes. It is not practical to obtain data to fully or accurately characterize transport and exposure pathway processes. Similarly, it is not possible to predict future conditions with certainty absent durable land use restrictions. To compensate for the shortage of comprehensive characterization data and site specific inputs to describe the projected 'as-left' contaminated zone, conservative default values are used to derive acceptance criteria. The result is overly conservative criteria. Furthermore, implementation of a remediation plan and subsequent final surveys to show compliance with the conservative criteria often result in excessive remediation due to the large uncertainty. During a recent decommissioning project of a site contaminated with thorium, a unique approach to dose modeling and remedial action design was implemented to effectively manage end-point uncertainty. The approach used a dynamic feedback dose model and soil segregation technology to characterize impacted material with precision and accuracy not possible with static control approaches. Utilizing the remedial action goal 'over excavation' and subsequent auto-segregation of excavated material for refill, the end-state (as-left conditions of the refilled excavation) RESRAD input parameters were re-entered to assess the final dose. The segregation process produced separate below and above criteria material stockpiles whose volumes were optimized for maximum refill and minimum waste. The below criteria material was returned to the excavation without further analysis, while the above criteria material was packaged for offsite disposal. Using the activity concentration data recorded by the segregation system and the as-left configuration of the refilled excavation, the end state model of the site was prepared with substantially reduced uncertainty. The major projected benefits of this approach are reviewed as well as the performance of the segregation system and lessons learned including: 1) Total, first-attempt data discovery brought about by simultaneously conducted characterization and final status surveys, 2) Lowered project costs stemming from efficient analysis and abstraction of impacted material and reduced offsite waste disposal volume, 3) Lowered project costs due to increased remediation/construction efficiency and decreased survey and radio-analytical expenses, and 4) Improving the decommissioning experience with new regulatory guidance. (authors)

Lombardo, A.J.; Orthen, R.F. [Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh PA (United States); Shonka, J.J. [Shonka Research Associates, Inc., Marietta GA (United States); Scott, L.M. [ADA Consultants, Baton Rouge LA (United States)

2007-07-01

254

Teaching science to 8th graders by engaging them in a design and technology activity: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study described how students can apply science concepts to a Design and Technology task. It also examined whether the students could transfer their scientific knowledge to their design of technology. The study was conducted at an urban school in Philadelphia where a sample of 36 eighth grade students were taught a science unit, Energy, Machines, and Motion, and engaged

Mai M. Sidawi

2005-01-01

255

A Survey on Users' Commitment in Information Technology (IT) Project: A Case Study in Malaysian Private Software Development Company  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software development often involves new technology, challenging or unknown requirements, and tight schedules; making it particularly prone to several types of risk: delay, dependency and estimates. This study focused on the survey of users' commitments in Information Technology (IT) project management. The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors which cause lack of users' commitment in the IT

Fakulti Sains; Komputer dan Matematik

256

Development and Evaluation of Senior High School Courses on Emerging Technology: A Case Study of a Course on Virtual Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Taiwan, the National Science Council has implemented the High Scope Program (HSP) since 2006. The purpose of this study was to analyze the development and effectiveness of senior high school HSP courses on emerging technology. This study used a course on virtual reality as an example, to investigate the influence of emerging technology courses…

Chen, Chi-Tung

2012-01-01

257

Feasibility of solar technology (photovoltaic) adoption: A case study on Tennessee's poultry industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advantages and limitations of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for energy generation are reviewed under various physical efficiency limits and financial assistance programs. Recent increases in utility and fuel costs in poultry production as well as public awareness of and demand for green power or renewable energy sources have given renewed interest in alternative energy sources. This study seeks to

Ernest F. Bazen; Matthew A. Brown

2009-01-01

258

Technology Transfer in HEIs: A Case Study of Bioscience Commercialization at the University of Warwick  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The UK's bioscience research base is one of the country's genuine long-term economic assets. It is critically important for the UK not to repeat past mistakes, when financial exploitation of innovative and groundbreaking bioresearch went overseas. This study reviews commercialization from the Department of Biological Sciences at Warwick…

Gohir, Tas; Palmer, Grier

2005-01-01

259

Building Energy Information Systems: State of the Technology and User Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this study is energy information systems, broadly defined as performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems used to store, analyze, and display building energy data. At a minimum, an EIS provides hourly whole-building electric data that are web-accessible, with analytical and graphical capabilities. Time series data from meters, sensors, and external data streams are used

Jessica Granderson; Mary Ann Piette; Girish Ghatikar; Phillip Price

2009-01-01

260

Life Cycle Assessment for Emerging Technologies: Case Studies for Photovoltaic and Wind Power (11 pp)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Goal, Scope and Background. This paper describes the modelling of two emerging electricity systems based on renewable energy: photovoltaic (PV) and wind power. The paper shows the approach used in the ecoinvent database for multi-output processes. Methods. Twelve different, grid-connected photovoltaic systems were studied for the situation in Switzerland. They are manu- factured as panels or laminates, from mono- or

Niels Jungbluth; Christian Bauer; Roberto Dones; Rolf Frischknecht

2005-01-01

261

Queering feminist technology studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues that the influence of heteronormativity on the conceptualization of women and technology in feminist constructivist technology studies creates serious problems for the analysis. This research aims to understand the coproduction of gender and technology in society, but does not approach the two elements in a symmetrical fashion. Hence, ethnographic studies can only exemplify how the gender of

Catharina Landström

2007-01-01

262

Embedded Fuzzy Control System in an Open Computerized Numerical Control; A Technology Transfer CaseStudy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to improve machining efficiency, the current study is focused on the design and implementation of an intelligent\\u000a controller in an open computerized numerical control (CNC) system. The main advantages of the present approach include an\\u000a embedded fuzzy controller in an open CNC to deal with a real life industrial process, a simple computational procedure to\\u000a fulfill the time

Rodolfo E. Haber; José R. Alique; Angel Alique; Ramón Uribe-etxebarria; Javier Hernández

2003-01-01

263

Design and performance evaluation of mobile web services in libraries : A case study of the Oriental Institute of Technology Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This research aims to use the Oriental Institute of Technology Library (the OIT Library) in Taiwan as a case to introduce some of the mobile web services which can be provided by a library, as well as to investigate and discuss the first two mobile web services offered by the OIT Library, the due-day reminder and renewal-request services,

Chun-Yi Wang; Hao-Ren Ke; Wen-Chen Lu

2012-01-01

264

Science-Technology-Society literacy in college non-majors biology: Comparing problem\\/case studies based learning and traditional expository methods of instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study used a multiple response model (MRM) on selected items from the Views on Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS) survey to examine science-technology-society (STS) literacy among college non-science majors' taught using Problem\\/Case Studies Based Learning (PBL\\/CSBL) and traditional expository methods of instruction. An initial pilot investigation of 15 VOSTS items produced a valid and reliable scoring model which can be used to

John S. Peters

2006-01-01

265

Case Study: \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtual teamwork and long distance collaboration is an increasingly attractive option in design education especially when students and other participants, (for example, industry guests or sponsors) cannot meet in the same physical place or classroom. The constant improvement in technology allows this type of electronic communication to be increasingly accepted as an appropriate format for collaboration and evaluation of student

Jose Rivera-Chang

266

Camera-Based Microswitch Technology for Eyelid and Mouth Responses of Persons with Profound Multiple Disabilities: Two Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These two studies assessed camera-based microswitch technology for eyelid and mouth responses of two persons with profound multiple disabilities and minimal motor behavior. This technology, in contrast with the traditional optic microswitches used for those responses, did not require support frames on the participants' face but only small color…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Bellini, Domenico; Oliva, Doretta; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff

2010-01-01

267

One Science Teacher's Professional Development Experience: A Case Study Exploring Changes in Students' Perceptions of Their Fluency with Innovative Technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this case-study is to narrate a secondary science teacher's experience of his professional development (PD) education and training in innovative technologies (IT) in the context of engaging students in environmental research projects The sources from which the narrative is derived include (1) the science teacher's reflective reports during three summer institute programs and (2) the science teacher's reflective reports while subsequently engaging students in IT-embedded environmental research projects in his classroom. The science teacher's explanations for changes in students' perception of their IT fluency illuminate his personal narrative. The science teacher attributed his growth and significant changes in students' perceptions of their IT fluency to the following mechanisms: (a) a personal commitment to developing his own and his students' IT abilities in the context of doing environmental research projects, and (b) an increase in class time devoted to science education due to school-time scheduling policy. The study implies that immersive professional development opportunities have the potential to produce significant increases in students' perceptions of their IT fluency.

Ebenezer, Jazlin; Columbus, Russell; Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Zhang, Lin; Ebenezer, Devairakkam Luke

2012-02-01

268

Managing a socially constructed technology: the case of CT scanning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effective management of technology must recognize that technology is embedded in social processes and that technology is shaped by both technical and social forces. This paper illustrates the study of technology through an examination of the interaction of these scientific, engineering, professional and social practices. Specifically we examine the case of computed tomography (CT) scanning, introduced in 1972 by

J.-C. Spender

1995-01-01

269

Owens Community College: A Case Study on the Effects of Politics, Economics, Social Factors, and Technological Factors on Future Educational Delivery Strategies, Space Needs, and Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this case study was to explore the influence of four factors--politics, economics, society, and technology--on educational delivery strategies, space needs, and design at Owens Community College. The future effects of these factors on the college were predicted four to six years from the time the study was conducted. The researcher…

Paskvan, Brian A.

2011-01-01

270

Factors Affecting Usage of Information Technology in Support of Knowledge Sharing: A Multiple Case Study of Service Organizations in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores key factors affecting the usage of information technology (IT) tools in support of knowledge sharing in service organizations in Hong Kong. In a case study of five firms, the usage of IT tools is influenced by an array of factors acting as enablers, barriers, and motivators. The findings support extant theories on knowledge management (KM). This research

Ngai-Keung Chow

2011-01-01

271

Mapping Research Activities and Technologies for Sustainability and Environmental Studies--A Case Study at University Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Systemic understanding of potential research activities and available technology seeds at university level is an essential condition to promote interdisciplinary and vision-driven collaboration in an attempt to cope with complex sustainability and environmental problems. Nonetheless, any such practices have been hardly conducted at universities…

Hara, Keishiro; Uwasu, Michinori; Kurimoto, Shuji; Yamanaka, Shinsuke; Umeda, Yasushi; Shimoda, Yoshiyuki

2013-01-01

272

Environmental regulations and emerging energy technologies: A case study of the low-Btu coal gasification/combined-cycle system  

SciTech Connect

The types and rates of environmental effluents from low-Btu coal gasification/combined-cycle power plant facilities are a result of interactions among process design parameters, coal properties, and environmental control technologies. System comparisons as well as environmental regulatory policy should be based on an understanding of how these elements are related, enabling comparisons of different gasification systems and evaluations of the effects of specific regulatory policies on system performance. To aid in making general system comparisons, an analysis methodology was developed based upon a two-level factorial design that allows a systematic evaluation to be conducted with simultaneous variation of a number of key system variables. General system comparisons utilizing this methodology was developed based upon a two-level factorial design that allows a systematic evaluation to conducted with simultaneous variation of a number of key system variables. General system comparisons utilizing this methodology are conducted for systems based on the commercially available fixed-bed Lurgi gasifier, the fixed-bed gasifier utilizing tar-recycle, and the second-generation entrained-bed Foster-Wheeler gasifier. These are followed by case studies which examine: (1) comparisons of coal gasification/combined-cycle systems to conventional coal based power systems, (2) the effects of increasing the level of sulfur-dioxide control on gasification/combined-cycle plant perfromance, and (3) an application of the ''bubble policy'' to sulfur-dioxide control.

Bloyd, C.N.

1982-01-01

273

Factors Influencing the Extent of Practice of Organic Farming Technologies: A Case Study of Tangail District in Bangladesh  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study was attempted to explore the major factors influencing the extent of practice of organic farming technologies (called OFTs from here) by the Bangladeshi farmers. The empirical data for the study were collected from the organic farmers of the selected villages of Tangail district in Bangladesh. The results of the study identified four factors like development of knowledge and

Yoshihito Itohara

274

Technology and the Human Dimension: Using Web-Based Technology to Develop and Record Generic Capabilities. A Library and Information Studies Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is committed to ensuring that its students are not only discipline savvy but also skilled in generic capabilities. To facilitate the development of generic capa- bilities within its educational programs QUT has supported a project, which involved the creation of a web based tool known as the Student Capability Profile (SCP). The SCP aims

Helen Partridge; Gillian Hallam

2003-01-01

275

The relationship between information technology and service quality in the dual-direction supply chain : A case study approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing high levels of service quality to customers has become a necessity for companies to remain competitive in the marketplace. This paper reports the findings from a case study of a language school agency. As a “communication channel intermediary”, the case study firm provides a high quality service to customers located upstream (Spanish immersion schools), as well as downstream (students)

George A. Zsidisin; Minjoon Jun; Laural L. Adams

2000-01-01

276

Technology indicators based on patent data: three case studies. Phase 2 report. Development and application of indicators  

SciTech Connect

This study examines the theoretical links between patent activity and technological change, constructs and tests indicators based upon patent data, and applies the indicators to three distinct technologies--rotary engines, catalytic converters, and solar photovoltaics. The indicators, which include activity, immediacy, and corporate acceptance, reflect the level of inventive effort, the nature of the technology being developed, and the characteristics of the patent owners and inventors. For each technology, the indicators respond to changes occurring in or affecting the technology and tend to move in concert with one another. For example, during periods of high activity, the technical areas being developed are narrowly focused, and the inventive activities are more highly concentrated among fewer firms or assignees, even though there may be new entrants into an area. There is some indication that technological development may begin with a period of active, focused inventive effort, followed by a period of declining effort. Inventive effort then increases substantially above the initial period of development. Finally, the data suggests that the behavior and absolute level of particular indicators may differ when applied to various technologies.

Campbell, R.S.; Levine, L.O.; Johnson, D.R.; Slavich, A.L.; Triplett, M.B.

1984-05-01

277

Gender Differences in Attitudes towards Information Technology among Malaysian Student Teachers: A Case Study at Universiti Putra Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a quantitative study on gender differences in attitudes toward the usage of Information Technology (IT) related tools and applications. The study was conducted at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, with 73 female and 29 male student teachers involved as participants. They were each presented with a questionnaire to relate their attitudes toward IT before and after undergoing a

Su Luan Wong; Hanafi Atan

2007-01-01

278

Gender Differences in Attitudes towards Information Technology among Malaysian Student Teachers: A Case Study at Universiti Putra Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a quantitative study on gender differences in attitudes toward the usage of Information Technology (IT) related tools and applications. The study was conducted at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, with 73 female and 29 male student teachers involved as participants. They were each presented with a questionnaire to relate…

Wong, Su Luan; Hanafi, Atan

2007-01-01

279

EFFICIENT OPERATION AND ECONOMICAL EXPANSION OF UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING FACILITIES OF URBAN UNIVERSITIES. FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON A CASE STUDY OF DREXEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INFORMATION CONCERNING EFFICIENT PLANT OPERATION AND ECONOMIC FACILITY EXPANSION TO BEST ACCOMMODATE INCREASED STUDENT ENROLLMENTS AT URBAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WAS GENERATED FROM A CASE STUDY OF THE DREXEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. GENERAL AREAS INVESTIGATED WERE--(1) SPACE REQUIREMENTS WHICH WILL MEET ANTICIPATED INCREASES IN ENROLLMENT, (2)…

WOOD, FREDERIC D.

280

Green technological trajectories in eco-industrial parks and the selected environment : The cases study of the Lubei Group and the Guitang Group  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe green technological trajectories in eco-industrial parks and reveal the effect of the selected environment on the trajectories in China, by means of case studies of the Lubei Group and the Guitang Group. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper opted for content analysis from various sources, including annual reports of listed companies, newspapers,

Li Guo; Xiaomin Hu

2011-01-01

281

Improving the efficiency of monitoring adherence to antiretroviral therapy at primary health care level: a case study of the introduction of electronic technologies in Guguletu, South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of the efficiency gains resulting from the introduction of electronic technologies to monitor and support adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Guguletu, South Africa. It suggests that the rollout of HAART to such resource-poor communities can be assisted significantly by the introduction of modified cellphones (to provide home based support to people

Xanthe Wessels; Nicoli Nattrass; Ulrike Rivett

2007-01-01

282

Personal Security and Safety In Academic Libraries: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study aims at a critical examination of the security risks to which staff of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library are exposed and measures put in place to deal with them. It also assesses the personal safety measures already in place with the objective of identifying their adequacy. Literature on personal security and safety in

Yaw Senyah; Richard Bruce Lamptey

2011-01-01

283

Participatory design in interactive media design education for the solution of unfamiliar design problems: a case study on a disabling environment and an emerging technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the effectiveness of participatory design study in rendering the students' capability of producing innovative design solutions to problems with uncertainties with which the students have no prior experience. At the project, the students were given a case to work on augmented reality technology with which they had no previous experience and design a tactical interface for sailing

Asim Evren Yantaç; O?uzhan Özcan; Ay?e Emengen

2011-01-01

284

EFFICIENT OPERATION AND ECONOMICAL EXPANSION OF UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING FACILITIES OF URBAN UNIVERSITIES. FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON A CASE STUDY OF DREXEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|INFORMATION CONCERNING EFFICIENT PLANT OPERATION AND ECONOMIC FACILITY EXPANSION TO BEST ACCOMMODATE INCREASED STUDENT ENROLLMENTS AT URBAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WAS GENERATED FROM A CASE STUDY OF THE DREXEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. GENERAL AREAS INVESTIGATED WERE--(1) SPACE REQUIREMENTS WHICH WILL MEET ANTICIPATED INCREASES IN ENROLLMENT,…

WOOD, FREDERIC D.

285

Development of combined biological technology for treatment of high-strength organic wastewater and results of case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our study group has developed a unique combined biological technology to treat high-strength organic wastewaters from the\\u000a industries of dyestuff, pharmaceutical, chemical engineering and zymolysis by using the principles of anaerobic ecological\\u000a niche and bio-phase separation. The study obtained five national invention patents and eight patent equipments. This technology\\u000a contains four kernel processes - two-phase anaerobic-aerobic process, hydrolysis-acidification-oxidation process, UASBAF-oxidation

Nanqi Ren; Aijie Wang; Hongjun Han; Fang Ma; Jie Ding; Yue Shi; Dan Zhao

2006-01-01

286

Technology and Classroom Practices: An International Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the findings from 174 case studies of innovative pedagogical practices using technology from 28 participating countries. The study looks at how classrooms world- wide are using technology to change the practices of teachers and students. Within many of these classrooms, the use of technological tools and resources supports students as they search for information, design products, and

Robert B. Kozma

2003-01-01

287

Compressed Air System Optimization Saves Energy and Improves Production at a Textile Manufacturing Mill (Peerless Division, Thomaston Mills, Inc.): Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Technical Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study is one in a series on industrial firms who are implementing energy efficient technologies and system improvements into their manufacturing processes. This case study documents the activities, savings, and lessons learned on the textile manufacturing mill project.

Wogsland, J.

2001-06-18

288

Determinants of the adoption of Information Technology: a case study of electrical and electronic goods manufacturing firms in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study measures the intensity of adoption of Information Technology (IT) and identifies its determinants. In this paper, it is argued that the degree of IT adoption will be determined by the variables such as entrepreneurship, skill intensity, government policy, openness of economy, competitive environment, and other firm-specific factors. The results of Ordered Probit Model suggest that the qualification and

K. Lal

1999-01-01

289

Information technology, international orientation and performance: A case study of electrical and electronic goods manufacturing firms in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study identifies and analyses the principal discriminants that separate information technology using firms from others in an Indian sample. The data comes from 59 units engaged in the manufacture of electronic and electrical goods. More than three-fourths of the sample firms were small and medium units employing fewer than 50 persons. Seventeen discriminating characteristics covering the following broad aspects

K. Lal

1996-01-01

290

Teaching and learning, professional development and computer technology: an action research case study of five classroom environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study documents the evolving form of the collaboratively designed professional development programs and the changes that took place in five classrooms when computers and related technologies were available and integrated into the teaching and learning environment. It also investigates the impact that this had on the teacher's view of how students \\

Glen Patterson

2001-01-01

291

Empirical study on information and communication technology and youth in a developing country: Nigeria as a case  

Microsoft Academic Search

The phenomenal growth of information and communication technology (ICT) especially the Internet has affected youths in developed and developing countries alike. Although progressing at a slower rate in developing countries than in any other parts of the world, Internet connectivity is also transforming the face of Africa.This paper presents a study that examines what Nigerian youths use Internet for and

Abimbola Olubukola Idowu; Peter Adebayo Idowu; Emmanuel R. Adagunodo

2005-01-01

292

"Kaizen" and Technology Transfer Instructors as Work-based Learning Facilitators in Overseas Transplants: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 240 instructors of kaizen (continuous quality improvement) and technology transfer in overseas assignments for Toyota found that commitment to work and corporate cultural values were significant. Instructors recognized the responsibility and challenges of communicating and transferring their know-how across cultures. (SK)

Elsey, Barry; Fujiwara, Asahi

2000-01-01

293

Technology, doctrine, and politics of US coast defenses, 1880-1945: a case study in US defense planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the technology of fortifications and armaments available for coast defense in the United States and Europe during each period of change between 1880 and 1945, and analyzed the internal and external political developments, which influenced legislation on coast defenses in the United States. Primary sources included congressional and military archival files, popular and service publications, and technical

Hamburger

1986-01-01

294

Technology-aided programs for assisting communication and leisure engagement of persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: two single-case studies.  

PubMed

Technology-aided programs for assisting communication and leisure engagement were assessed in single-case studies involving two men with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Study I involved a 51-year-old man with a virtually total loss of his motor repertoire and assessed a technology-aided program aimed at enabling him to (a) write and send out text messages and have incoming messages read to him and (b) establish videophone connections with his children (i.e., establish video contact and communicate with them). Study II involved a 66-year-old man with virtually no motor behavior and apparent depression and assessed a technology-aided program aimed at enabling him to (a) engage in leisure activities and make requests for basic needs and (b) use a low-demand messaging system. The results of both studies were highly encouraging. The participant of Study I could use the technology-aided program for effective communication and social interaction with multiple partners as well as for family interaction. The participant of Study II could use the technology-aided program for leisure engagement, requests, and basic family contacts/communication. The implications of technology for helping persons with severe ALS levels maintain an active and constructive role are discussed. PMID:22537857

Lancioni, Giulio E; Singh, Nirbhay N; O'Reilly, Mark F; Sigafoos, Jeff; Ferlisi, Gabriele; Ferrarese, Giacomina; Zullo, Valeria; Addante, Luigi M; Spica, Antonella; Oliva, Doretta

2012-04-24

295

Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms. Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Involving two or more academic subjects, interdisciplinary studies aim to blend together broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and epistemology in an educational setting. By focusing on topics or questions too broad for a single discipline to cover, these studies strive to draw connections between seemingly different fields. Cases on…

Lansiquot, Reneta D.

2013-01-01

296

Application of 3D laser scanning technology in historical building preservation: a case study of a Chinese temple  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study applies 3D Laser scanning technology to develop a high-precision measuring system for digital survey of historical building. It outperformed other methods in obtaining abundant high-precision measuring points and computing data instantly. In this study, the Pei-tien Temple, a Chinese Taoism temple in southern Taiwan famous for its highly intricate architecture and more than 300-year history, was adopted as

Yu Min Chang; Nien Hua Lu; Tsung Chiang Wu

2005-01-01

297

Not just for men: A case study of the teaching and learning of information technology in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has indicated that women areavoiding the `hard' end of computer studies on coursesin higher education. In this paper we challenge someof the descriptions of computing and suggest thatcomputing is best understood as a concrete sciencecharacterised by the acquisition of artistry. Wereport findings from a case study of men and women onIT courses in one higher education institution in

Sue Clegg; Deborah Trayhurn; Andrea Johnson

2000-01-01

298

Case Studies in Maritime Innovation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These Case Studies in Maritime Innovation were developed for the Maritime Transportation Research Board's Committee on Innovation and Technology Transfer in the Maritime Industry. They are published here in a volume separate from the committee's final rep...

F. G. Ebel J. G. Wirt L. L. Jenstrom W. H. Penrose L. A. Renehan

1978-01-01

299

Operation of service quality system in academic libraries: A case study of Wuhan University of Technology Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing readers with high quality information services is a forever subject for an academic library.Enhancing Total Quality Management in the academic library is not only the inevitable requirements of the era development , but also the urgent needs of scientific management of academic libraries.Using methods of document analysis and case study, this paper presents the operation of service quality system,

Pan Juying

2011-01-01

300

Using remote sensing and GIS technology for an improved decision support: a case study of residential water use in El Paso, Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of using remote sensing and geographic information system technology for extracting green-surface areas of a residential neighborhood (933.20 acres) of El Paso, Texas. Four IKONOS images (September 2000) and a parcel layer were used to identify the green-surface areas which is an important variable in modelling the outdoor water use of individual households. The

Hongjie Xie

2009-01-01

301

From group work to teamwork: A case study of “Lean” rapid process improvement in the ThedaCare Information Technology Department  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a mixed-methods case study of process improvement at the information technology (IT) Department of ThedaCare, a Northeast Wisconsin community health system. As part of its broader goal to improve care, ThedaCare launched a “Lean” improvement project directed at IT support or “fix work” services. IT Department staff, IT support service customers, and a Lean facilitator participated in

Richard J. Holden; Greg Hackbart

2012-01-01

302

Adoption of New Technology in Sports Medicine: Case Studies of the Gore-Tex Prosthetic Ligament and of Thermal Capsulorrhaphy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaluation of new technology in sports medicine is supposed to promote improvements in the care of patients. It is also supposed to prohibit technology that can harm patients. This evaluation process is not perfect and at times can promote technology that not only does not help patients but may harm them. Two examples of new sports medicine technology that were

Sohrab S. Virk; Mininder S. Kocher

2011-01-01

303

Case Based Reasoning Technology for Medical Diagnosis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case based reasoning (CBR) methodology presents a foundation for a new technology of building intelligent computer- aided diagnoses systems. This Technology directly addresses the problems found in the traditional Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, e.g. the problems of knowledge acquisition, remembering, robust and maintenance. This paper discusses the CBR methodology, the research issues and technical aspects of implementing intelligent medical diagnoses

Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem

2007-01-01

304

Technology, doctrine, and politics of US coast defenses, 1880-1945: a case study in US defense planning  

SciTech Connect

This study examined the technology of fortifications and armaments available for coast defense in the United States and Europe during each period of change between 1880 and 1945, and analyzed the internal and external political developments, which influenced legislation on coast defenses in the United States. Primary sources included congressional and military archival files, popular and service publications, and technical papers concerning weapons. With respect to defense planning after 1970, primary sources were reports of defense-related commissions, investigations, and hearings Secondary sources included books, articles, and monographs on defense matters since 1880. The study concludes that military professionals of the Army and the Navy tended to follow parochial service interests in recommending how the coasts should be defended. Congressmen usually made decisions on coast defenses based on the perceived benefits of proposed legislation to their constitutents, rather than the national need for coastal defense. As new technology became available for coast defense, the nation never conducted a reappraisal of the need for an integrated force of diverse weapons to perform the mission. Fortifications were retained long beyond obsolescence, and the weapons were never properly integrated into their potential roles.

Hamburger, K.E.

1986-01-01

305

Application of 3D laser scanning technology in historical building preservation: a case study of a Chinese temple  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study applies 3D Laser scanning technology to develop a high-precision measuring system for digital survey of historical building. It outperformed other methods in obtaining abundant high-precision measuring points and computing data instantly. In this study, the Pei-tien Temple, a Chinese Taoism temple in southern Taiwan famous for its highly intricate architecture and more than 300-year history, was adopted as the target to proof the high accuracy and efficiency of this system. By using French made MENSI GS-100 Laser Scanner, numerous measuring points were precisely plotted to present the plane map, vertical map and 3D map of the property. Accuracies of 0.1-1 mm in the digital data have consistently been achieved for the historical heritage measurement.

Chang, Yu Min; Lu, Nien Hua; Wu, Tsung Chiang

2005-08-01

306

Factors affecting the implementation of complex and evolving technologies: multiple case study of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in Ontario, Canada  

PubMed Central

Background Research regarding the decision to adopt and implement technological innovations in radiation oncology is lacking. This is particularly problematic since these technologies are often complex and rapidly evolving, requiring ongoing revisiting of decisions regarding which technologies are the most appropriate to support. Variations in adoption and implementation decisions for new radiation technologies across cancer centres can impact patients' access to appropriate and innovative forms of radiation therapy. This study examines the key steps in the process of adopting and implementing intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in publicly funded cancer centres and identifies facilitating or impeding factors. Methods A multiple case study design, utilizing document analysis and key informant interviews was employed. Four cancer centres in Ontario, Canada were selected and interviews were conducted with radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, and senior administrative leaders. Results Eighteen key informants were interviewed. Overall, three centres made fair to excellent progress in the implementation of IMRT, while one centre achieved only limited implementation as of 2009. Key factors that influenced the extent of IMRT implementation were categorized as: 1) leadership, 2) training, expertise and standardization, 3) collaboration, 4) resources, and 5) resistance to change. Conclusion A framework for the adoption and implementation of complex and evolving technologies is presented. It identifies the key factors that should be addressed by decision-makers at specific stages of the adoption/implementation process.

2011-01-01

307

The Socialization of Technology Teachers: Two Unique Cases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two case studies of beginning technology teachers who used reflective practices illustrate their predispositions about teaching and learning, problematic aspects of professional socialization, and the relationship between socialization and experiential learning; (SK)|

Hansen, Ron

1998-01-01

308

Case Study Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter describes the history of case study teaching, types of cases, and experimental data supporting their effectiveness. It also describes a model for comparing the efficacy of the various case study methods. (Contains 1 figure.)

Herreid, Clyde Freeman

2011-01-01

309

Case Study Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This chapter describes the history of case study teaching, types of cases, and experimental data supporting their effectiveness. It also describes a model for comparing the efficacy of the various case study methods. (Contains 1 figure.)|

Herreid, Clyde Freeman

2011-01-01

310

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology. Background Paper No. 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies. Case Study No. 6: The Cost Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant Therapy and Its Policy Implications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The diffusion of biomedical technology in the United States has had a striking impact on health care personnel, institutions, and costs. The rate at which biomedical innovations are diffused within the health care system, although an important characteris...

S. O. Schweitzer C. C. Scalzi

1981-01-01

311

Generalizing from Case studies: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most empirical evaluations of machine learningalgorithms are case studies -- evaluationsof multiple algorithms on multiple databases.Authors of case studies implicitly or explicitlyhypothesize that the pattern of theirresults, which often suggests that one algorithmperforms significantly better thanothers, is not limited to the small numberof databases investigated, but instead holdsfor some general class of learning problems.However, these hypotheses are rarely supportedwith...

David W. Aha

1992-01-01

312

Technology-based programs to promote walking fluency or improve foot-ground contact during walking: two case studies of adults with multiple disabilities.  

PubMed

These two case studies assessed technology-based programs for promoting walking fluency and improving foot-ground contact during walking with a man and a woman with multiple disabilities, respectively. The man showed breaks during walking and the woman presented with toe walking. The technology used in the studies included a microprocessor with specific software, an MP3 with the recordings of preferred stimulus items, and optic sensors. Both studies were carried out according to an ABAB design. In Study I, the optic sensors were activated when the man crossed small marks distributed along the travel routes. At each sensor's activation, the man received a brief period of preferred stimulation. In Study II, the woman received preferred stimulation when the sensors at the toe and the heel of her shoes were activated in close time proximity. The man walked virtually without breaks and improved his mood (with an increase in indices of happiness) during the intervention phases of the study. The woman largely increased her percentages of steps with adequate foot-ground contact, which reached a mean of about 80 during the second intervention phase. The results were discussed in terms of rehabilitation implications and technology demands. PMID:22093655

Lancioni, Giulio E; Singh, Nirbhay N; O'Reilly, Mark F; Sigafoos, Jeff; La Martire, Maria L; Oliva, Doretta; Groeneweg, Jop

2011-10-04

313

Cases on Technological Adaptability and Transnational Learning: Issues and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology holds the key for bridging the gap between access to quality education and the need for enhanced learning experiences. This book contains case studies on divergent themes of personalized learning environments, inclusive learning for social change, innovative learning and assessment techniques, technology and international partnership…

Mukerji, Siran, Ed.; Tripathi, Purnendu, Ed.

2010-01-01

314

Exploring educational partnerships: a case study of client provider technology education partnerships in New Zealand primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the notion of educational partnerships and reports on research on client provider partnerships between full primary schools and external technology education providers for Year 7 and 8 New Zealand students (age range approx. 12 to 13 years). Educational reforms in New Zealand and the introduction of a more holistic technology education curriculum in 1995 changed the nature

Brenda Weal; Richard Coll

2007-01-01

315

The integration of new communication technologies to form virtual organizations: a case study of a prison telemedicine program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Videoconferencing technologies can provide healthcare organizations with innovative ways to deliver clinical consultations. The prison environment is one application where telemedicine can create economic efficiencies, Unfortunately, many relationships cannot be built on a technical infrastructure alone. Effective implementation of telemedicine technologies to create virtual clinics requires attention to the development of relationships among members of the telemedicine network. The paper

Jeanine W. Turner

1998-01-01

316

Using Models for Understanding Pedagogical Change in a Technology Environment: A Case Study of IWB Implementation in a Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Effective integration of learning technologies into classrooms is a continuing issue, with many instances of new technologies making minimal impacts on classroom practice. Reports on the introduction of interactive whiteboards into UK schools over the past decade have revealed that their impact on both pedagogy and learning is at best neutral.…

Vincent, John; Jones, Anthony

2008-01-01

317

How a Regional Broker Can Improve Industry Demand for University Interaction: A Case Study of the London Technology Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

UK university research produces highly cited publications (DTI, 2004), but demand from UK business for commercial ideas from academia is weak (HM Treasury, 2003). This paper reviews factors in the development of one regional UK technology broker, the London Technology Network (LTN), which has achieved significant and audited business demand. The…

Reid, Peter; Schofield, Matt

2006-01-01

318

Effects of Information Technologies, Department Characteristics and Individual Roles on Improving Knowledge Sharing Visibility: A Qualitative Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Knowledge sharing visibility (KSV) is a critical environmental factor which can reduce social loafing in knowledge sharing (KS). This is especially true in ICT [information and communication technology]-based KS in learning organisations. As such, it is imperative that we better understand how to design technology enabled knowledge management…

Zhang, Xi; Vogel, Douglas R.; Zhou, Zhongyun

2012-01-01

319

Holocaust and strategic bombing: case studies in the psychology, organization, and technology of mass killing in the twentieth century  

SciTech Connect

After preliminary discussion of the unprecedented scale of mass killing in the twentieth century, the threat of nuclear war, and the widespread neglect of these issues, the literature on two major types of government sanctioned mass killing is reviewed; genocide, in which a government slaughters its own citizens or subjects, and total war, in which two or more governments slaughter each other's civilian citizens or subjects. This literature review reaches two basic conclusions: (1) there is considerable inconsistency and ambiguity among definitions of genocide and total war; and (2) there is a controversy regarding how distinct or similar the two forms of mass killing actually are. A comparative historical analysis was undertaken in which the Nazi Holocaust was selected as an example of genocide, and the Allied strategic bombing campaigns during World War II were selected to exemplify total war. The two cases are compared in terms of a conceptual framework of five hypothesized facilitating factors. On the basis of this comparative analysis, four or the five hypothesized facilitating factors are found to have played important roles in both cases. The findings of the study are discussed, and their implications for the threat of nuclear holocaust are explored.

Markusen, E.R.

1986-01-01

320

Technological and Economic Assessment of Advanced Ceramic Materials. Volume 2. A Case Study of Ceramics in Heat Engine Applications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains three chapters in addition to this introductory chapter. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the technological issues involved in the application of ceramics to heat engines. Chapter 3 contains a discussion of the market for heat engines...

1984-01-01

321

Commercialization of Seizure Prediction Technology Promises and Pitfalls of Biosignal Analysis: Seizure Prediction and Management (A case study);.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This presentation will focus on the process of commercializing technology designed to predict/detect seizures. The author will present general design criteria for an implantable device used chronically by an individual with epilepsy to manage their seizur...

M. T. Rise

2001-01-01

322

Persons with multiple disabilities exercise adaptive response schemes with the help of technology-based programs: three single-case studies.  

PubMed

The present three single-case studies assessed the effectiveness of technology-based programs to help three persons with multiple disabilities exercise adaptive response schemes independently. The response schemes included (a) left and right head movements for a man who kept his head increasingly static on his wheelchair's headrest (Study I), (b) left- and right-arm movements for a woman who tended to hold both arms/hands tight against her body (Study II), and (c) touching object cues on a computer screen for a girl who rarely used her residual vision for orienting/guiding her hand responses. The technology involved microswitches/sensors to detect the response schemes and a computer/control system to record their occurrences and activate preferred stimuli contingent on them. Results showed large increases in the response schemes targeted for each of the three participants during the intervention phases of the studies. The importance of using technology-based programs as tools for enabling persons with profound and multiple disabilities to practice relevant responses independently was discussed. PMID:22240142

Lancioni, Giulio E; Singh, Nirbhay N; O'Reilly, Mark F; Sigafoos, Jeff; Oliva, Doretta; Campodonico, Francesca; Lang, Russell

2012-01-11

323

“ENDEA”: a case study of multidisciplinary practice in the development of assisted technologies for older adults in Ireland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the authors' experiences of multidisciplinary practice in relation to developing home-based assisted living technologies. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper draws on almost three years' experience of working within an ongoing, large, multi-sited and multidisciplinary Irish national research programme: the Technology for Independent Living Centre. This involved industry and academic partners. Teams of clinicians, physical

Cathy Bailey; Julie Doyle; Susan Squires; Cliodhna ni Scanaill; Chie Wei Fan; Cormac Sheehan; Clodagh Cunningham; Ben Dromey

2011-01-01

324

Ventilation technologies scoping study  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the findings of a scoping study commissioned by the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission to determine what research is necessary to develop new residential ventilation requirements for California. This study is one of three companion efforts needed to complete the job of determining the needs of California, determining residential ventilation requirements, and determining appropriate ventilation technologies to meet these needs and requirements in an energy efficient manner. Rather than providing research results, this scoping study identifies important research questions along with the level of effort necessary to address these questions and the costs, risks, and benefits of pursuing alternative research questions. In approaching these questions and level of effort, feasibility and timing were important considerations. The Commission has specified Summer 2005 as the latest date for completing this research in time to update the 2008 version of California's Energy Code (Title 24).

Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max H.

2003-09-30

325

Science-Technology-Society literacy in college non-majors biology: Comparing problem/case studies based learning and traditional expository methods of instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study used a multiple response model (MRM) on selected items from the Views on Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS) survey to examine science-technology-society (STS) literacy among college non-science majors' taught using Problem/Case Studies Based Learning (PBL/CSBL) and traditional expository methods of instruction. An initial pilot investigation of 15 VOSTS items produced a valid and reliable scoring model which can be used to quantitatively assess student literacy on a variety of STS topics deemed important for informed civic engagement in science related social and environmental issues. The new scoring model allows for the use of parametric inferential statistics to test hypotheses about factors influencing STS literacy. The follow-up cross-institutional study comparing teaching methods employed Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) to model the efficiency and equitability of instructional methods on STS literacy. A cluster analysis was also used to compare pre and post course patterns of student views on the set of positions expressed within VOSTS items. HLM analysis revealed significantly higher instructional efficiency in the PBL/CSBL study group for 4 of the 35 STS attitude indices (characterization of media vs. school science; tentativeness of scientific models; cultural influences on scientific research), and more equitable effects of traditional instruction on one attitude index (interdependence of science and technology). Cluster analysis revealed generally stable patterns of pre to post course views across study groups, but also revealed possible teaching method effects on the relationship between the views expressed within VOSTS items with respect to (1) interdependency of science and technology; (2) anti-technology; (3) socioscientific decision-making; (4) scientific/technological solutions to environmental problems; (5) usefulness of school vs. media characterizations of science; (6) social constructivist vs. objectivist views of theories; (7) impact of cultural religious/ethical views on science; (8) tentativeness of scientific models, evidence and predictions; (9) civic control of technological developments. This analysis also revealed common relationships between student views which would not have been revealed under the original unique response model (URM) of VOSTS and also common viewpoint patterns that warrant further qualitative exploration.

Peters, John S.

326

Native American Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Native American Case Studies collection includes more than 80 original, research-based teaching cases focusing on contemporary issues in Indian Country. Teaching notes accompany each case. These can be downloaded and used at no cost. Additional website resources include information on teaching with cases and assessment. Guidelines for submitting cases are also available.

College, The E.; College, Northwest I.; College, Salish K.; College, Grays H.

327

Case Study: Missing Link  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in physical anthropology. In particular this case study explores skull anatomy. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Elizabeth Strasser (Sacramento State Anthropology)

2000-09-02

328

Effectiveness of technology-assisted case management in low income adults with type 2 diabetes (TACM-DM): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Background An estimated 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by the year 2050. Nationally, South Carolina ranks 10th in cases of diagnosed diabetes compared to other states. In adults, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) accounts for approximately 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Clinically, provider and health system factors account for < 10% of the variance in major diabetes outcomes including hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), lipid control, and resource use. Use of telemonitoring systems offer new opportunities to support patients with T2DM while waiting to be seen by their health care providers at actual office visits. A variety of interventions testing the efficacy of telemedicine interventions have been conducted, but the outcomes have yielded equivocal results, emphasizing the shortage of controlled, randomized trials in this area. This study provides a unique opportunity to address this gap in the literature by optimizing two strategies that have been shown to improve glycemic control, while simultaneously implementing clinical outcomes measures, using a sufficient sample size, and offering health care delivery to rural, underserved and low income communities with T2DM who are seen at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in coastal South Carolina. Methods We describe a four-year prospective, randomized clinical trial, which will test the effectiveness of technology-assisted case management in low income rural adults with T2DM. Two-hundred (200) male and female participants, 18 years of age or older and with an HbA1c ? 8%, will be randomized into one of two groups: (1) an intervention arm employing the innovative FORA system coupled with nurse case management or (2) a usual care group. Participants will be followed for 6-months to ascertain the effect of the interventions on glycemic control. Our primary hypothesis is that among indigent, rural adult patients with T2DM treated in FQHC's, participants randomized to the technology-assisted case management intervention will have significantly greater reduction in HbA1c at 6 months of follow-up compared to usual care. Discussion Results from this study will provide important insight into the effectiveness of technology-assisted case management intervention (TACM) for optimizing diabetes care in indigent, rural adult patients with T2DM treated in FQHC's. Trial Registration National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials Registry (http://ClinicalTrials.gov identifier# NCT01373489

2011-01-01

329

Integrating active, passive and EMI-filter functions in power electronics systems:a case study of some technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assemblies of power semiconductor switches and their associated drive circuits are at present available in modules. Upward into the multi-kilowatt range, mixed mode module construction is used. This incorporates monolithic, hybrid, surface mount, and wirebond technology. However, a close examination of the applications in motor drives and power supplies indicates that there has been no dramatic volume reduction of the

Jacobus Daniel van Wyk; Fred C. Lee; Zhenxian Liang; Rengang Chen; Shuo Wang; Bing Lu

2005-01-01

330

Integration of Information and Communications Technology in Full Spectrum Operations: A Case Study of CJTF-101 in Afghanistan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is essential in today's contemporary operating environment. ICT now serves as a cross-sector enabler for all elements of national power due to the nature of Full-Spectrum Operations, U.S. ...

C. D. Smith

2010-01-01

331

Strategies to overcome barriers for cleaner generation technologies in small developing power systems: Sri Lanka case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The penetration of cleaner and energy efficient technologies in small power systems such as the one in Sri Lanka has encountered many problems. This has caused major concerns among the policy makers, mainly in the context of the growing need to reduce harmful emissions in the electricity supply industry from the point of view of both local environmental pollution as

Priyantha D. C. Wijayatunga; Kanchana Siriwardena; W. J. L. S. Fernando; Ram M. Shrestha; Rahula A. Attalage

2006-01-01

332

Water pollution control technology and strategy for river-lake systems: a case study in Gehu Lake and Taige Canal.  

PubMed

The Taoge water system is located in the upstream of Taihu Lake basin and is characterized by its multi-connected rivers and lakes. In this paper, current analyses of hydrology, hydrodynamics and water pollution of Gehu Lake and Taige Canal are presented. Several technologies are proposed for pollution prevention and control, and water environmental protection in the Taihu Lake basin. These included water pollution control integration technology for the water systems of Gehu Lake, Taige Canal and Caoqiao River. Additionally, river-lake water quality and quantity regulation technology, ecological restoration technology for polluted and degraded water bodies, and water environmental integration management and optimization strategies were also examined. The main objectives of these strategies are to: (a) improve environmental quality of relative water bodies, prevent pollutants from entering Gehu Lake and Taige Canal, and ensure that the clean water after the pre-treatment through Gehu Lake is not polluted before entering the Taihu Lake through Taige Canal; (b) stably and efficiently intercept and decrease the pollution load entering the lake through enhancing the river outlet ecological system structure function and water self-purifying capacity, and (c) designate Gehu Lake as a regulation system for water quality and water quantity in the Taoge water system and thus guarantee the improvement of the water quality of the inflow into Taihu Lake. PMID:21516445

Zhang, Yimin; Zhang, Yongchun; Gao, Yuexiang; Zhang, Houhu; Cao, Jianying; Cai, Jinbang; Kong, Xiangji

2011-04-24

333

The Limits of Empowerment in Anti-Nuclear Advocacy: A Case Study of Adult Education for Technological Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a theory of technological literacy, analysis of a project to oppose uranium mining in Saskatchewan revealed how the potential for empowerment is often overstated. Informing citizens to participate in critical discourse does not always lead to decisions reflecting their interests. (SK)

Regnier, Robert; Penna, Phillip

1996-01-01

334

The use of the Internet and information technology to facilitate teaching evidence based practice – a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of Internet and information technology for teaching nurses and other health professionals has been shown to improve learning outcomes, learners' satisfaction and the learner-learner and learner-teacher interactions. Two recent government white pa pers emphasised the central role of evidence based practice as the key component for nurses to deliver quality care to their patients, and basic IT and

Wai-Ching Leung

2002-01-01

335

Technology Acquisition, Firm Capability and Sustainable Competitive Advantage: A Case Study of Australian Glass Manufacturers Ltd, 1915–39  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1915, Australian Glass Manufacturers Ltd (AGM) adopted a strategy of technology acquisition to ensure its survival and to establish a sustainable competitive advantage. By 1935, AGM was largely vertically integrated and its core container glass business was an Australian monopoly. AGM had also diversified into commercial glass and consumer goods production and was Australia's first manufacturer of flat glass.

Helen Fountain

2000-01-01

336

A Life Cycle Engineering model for technology selection: a case study on plastic injection moulds for low production volumes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The selection of the most appropriated technological solution to produce a certain mould able to competitively produce parts in polymeric materials is a multi-disciplinary activity, which integrates different knowledge fields and professional domains. The selection decision should capture not only the technical performance required for the mould to produce the final part in the expected quantities and intended quality, but

P. Peças; I. Ribeiro; R. Folgado; E. Henriques

2009-01-01

337

A Real Options Approach for Prioritization of a Portfolio of Information Technology Projects: A Case Study of a Utility Company  

Microsoft Academic Search

The valuation of information technology (IT) investments is particularly challenging because it is characterized by long payback periods, uncertainty, and changing business conditions. Corporate budgeting methods use accounting-based criteria like return on investment (ROT), internal rate of return (IRR), and payback period which were designed for projects with no option features. However, the uncertainties underlying IT investment decisions and the

Indranil Bardhan; Sugato Bagchi; Ryan Sougstad

2004-01-01

338

The emancipatory role of information and communication technology : A case study of internet content filtering within Iran  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of internet filtering, and its impact on marginalized groups including non-governmental organizations, female activists, ethnic, and religious minorities, the younger generation and the increase of the digital divide in Iran. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper raises two main questions: to what extent do information and communications technologies (ICTs) and

Farid Shirazi

2010-01-01

339

The Limits of Empowerment in Anti-Nuclear Advocacy: A Case Study of Adult Education for Technological Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using a theory of technological literacy, analysis of a project to oppose uranium mining in Saskatchewan revealed how the potential for empowerment is often overstated. Informing citizens to participate in critical discourse does not always lead to decisions reflecting their interests. (SK)|

Regnier, Robert; Penna, Phillip

1996-01-01

340

Technology Enhanced Learning: Virtual Realities; Concrete Results--Case Study on the Impact of TEL on Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology Enhanced Learning is a feature of 21st century education. Innovations in ICT have provided unbound access to information in support of the learning process (APTEL, 2010; Allert et al, 2002; Baldry et al, 2006; Frustenberg et al, 2001; Sarkis, 2010). LMS has been extensively put to use in universities and educational institutions to…

Al-Khatib, Hayat

2011-01-01

341

Teaching and Learning and Technology: Does WebCT Help Universities Meet Organisational and Customer Goals? A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores whether WebCT, a virtual learning technology, meets organisational and customer goals at Coventry University Business School (CBS). Lecturer and student perceptions about the benefits of WebCT as a teaching and learning resource are examined as well as the goals of WebCT for the university as an organization. CBS students…

Ellis, L.; Vigar-Ellis, D.

2006-01-01

342

Twenty-First Century Learning in Schools: A Case Study of New Technology High School in Napa, California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When one walks into the classrooms at New Technology High School (NTHS) in Napa, California, he or she will see that students there are always at work: writing journals online, doing research on the Internet, meeting in groups to plan and make their Web sites and their digital media presentations, and evaluating their peers for collaboration and…

Pearlman, Bob

2006-01-01

343

State-of-The-Art Technologies Used in Training Delivery and Administration at the Institute of Public Administration: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Institute of Public Administration (IPA), in Saudi Arabia, is a well renowned training institution designated for training civil servants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This paper mainly discusses the uses of technologies in the administrative aspects of the IPA. The author also points out the obstacles faced and lessons learned from the…

Ewain, Saleh A. S.

2005-01-01

344

ENHANCING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH E-DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY - A REAL WORLD CASE STUDY OF A SPORTING GOODS DISTRIBUTOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of the internet to increase the speed and efficiency of communicating in business transactions is well documented and researched. Within a supply chain the use of e- distribution technology has the potential to remove many points of frustration (or 'pain points') that consume valuable time and resources of the transacting parties. This paper concentrates on the role that

Ravi Bhat; Chris Runciman; Ian Chaston

345

Applying New Technology to Distance Education: A Case-Study from the Open University of Difficulties in Innovation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes Cyclops, an advanced electronic audiovisual system which uses microprocessor technology to convert a video signal into an audio signal for transmission by telephone, radio, or stereo-audio cassettes. Students need a 'black-box' to decode the signal for display on a standard television screen. Problems encountered in implementing this…

Bates, Tony

1980-01-01

346

The Impact of Row Seeder Technology on Women LaborA Case Study in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam  

Microsoft Academic Search

The promotion of plastic row/drum seeder technology is on the increase in Vietnam, particularly in the southern part of the country, and in other Southeast Asian countries due to its advantages over the traditional transplanting or broadcast method of rice production. Realizing a need to understand the factors contributing to its adoption, and its impact on rice farming households and

Thelma R. Paris; Truong Thi Ngoc Chi

2005-01-01

347

Two case studies describing assessment and provision of eye gaze technology for people with severe physical disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eye gaze technology may be beneficial for individuals with little or no movement of their limbs. Examples of such users are those who have suffered brainstem stroke, MS or high-level quadriplegia (Cook & Hussey, 2002). Its advantage is that it is a direct access method, with no intermediary steps involved in making a selection, thus, potentially speeding access to applications

Ladan Najafi; Marcus Friday; Zoe Robertson

2008-01-01

348

Supporting Technology Use in Schools with a Public-Private Partnership: A Collective Case Study of Five Asian Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing and emerging countries are challenged to transform their educational system and schools in order to prepare their students for the twenty-first century. Although information and communication technology (ICT) has often been used as one of the key catalysts in the transformation process, many of these countries continue to face the…

Lim, Cher Ping; Wong, Philip; Quah, Vincent

2007-01-01

349

Survey of Barriers Affecting the Use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) among Distance Learners: A Case Study of Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the communication gap between teacher and learner has been identified as a major characteristic of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). In many developing counties, including Nigeria, several barriers prevent OD learners from maximising the potentials of ICTs to enhance their learning.…

Ofulue, Christine I.

2011-01-01

350

A model for the effective management of information and communications technology development in schools derived from six contrasting case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently in the United Kingdom there are several major initiatives to encourage the development of information and communications technology (ICT) in schools. However, in the past many significant educational innovations have resulted in disappointing outcomes and limited curriculum change. This article presents a three-phase model that offers guidance on how to facilitate effective curriculum change, particularly in the field of

Colin Kirkman

2000-01-01

351

Commercialization of seizure prediction technology promises and pitfalls of biosignal analysis: seizure prediction and management (A case study)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation will focus on the process of commercializing technology designed to predict\\/detect seizures. The author will present general design criteria for an implantable device used chronically by an individual with epilepsy to manage their seizures. He will also contrast the requirements of a commercial product with the sophisticated approaches of algorithm developers. Where an implantable product requires low power

M. T. Rise

2001-01-01

352

Supporting Technology Use in Schools with a Public–Private Partnership: A collective case study of five Asian countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Developing and emerging countries are challenged to transform their educational system and schools in order to prepare their students for the twenty?first century. Although information and communication technology (ICT) has often been used as one of the key catalysts in the transformation process, many of these countries continue to face the problem of access to ICT. In recent years, many

Cher Ping Lim; Philip Wong; Vincent Quah

2007-01-01

353

Twenty-first century learning in schools: A case study of New Technology High School in Napa, California.  

PubMed

The most pertinent question concerning teaching and learning in the twenty-first century is not what knowledge and skills students need--that laundry list was identified over a decade ago--but rather how to foster twenty-first century learning. What curricula, experiences, assessments, environments, and technology best support twenty-first century learning? New Technology High School (NTHS) in Napa, California, is one example of a successful twenty-first century school. In this chapter, the author describes the components of this exemplary high school, illustrating an environment that will cultivate twenty-first century student learning. New Technology High School began by defining eight learning outcomes, aligned with the standards of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; to graduate, students demonstrate mastery of these outcomes through an online portfolio. To help students achieve the outcomes, NTHS employs project- and problem-based learning. Whereas in traditional classrooms students work alone on short-term assignments that do not lend themselves to deep understanding, the project-based learning approach has students working in teams on long-term, in-depth, rigorous projects. Students' work is supported by the school's workplace-like environment and effectiv use of technology. Meaningful assessment is essential to project-based learning; students receive continuous feedback, helping them become self-directed learners. In fact, NTHS uses outcome-based grading through which students constantly know how they are performing on the twenty-first century outcomes. Research has shown that NTHS graduates are better prepared for postsecondary education, careers, and citizenship than their peers from other schools. To facilitate twenty-first century learning, all schools need to rethink their approach to teaching and learning. New Technology High School is one way to do so. PMID:17017260

Pearlman, Bob

2006-01-01

354

Punnett Square Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students will gain experience using Punnett Squares. The case study determines the probability of children having freckles from a freckled father and non-freckled mother. Illustrations guide each step of the case study.

355

Share Food Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Share Food Case Study was prepared for use in the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner Preparation Course. The Share Food Case Study describes a fictitious nonprofit organization. There is no connection between the fictitious Share Fo...

2007-01-01

356

A universal fixation method based on quaternary ammonium salts (RNAlater) for omics-technologies: Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a case study.  

PubMed

Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and fluxomics are powerful omics-technologies that play a major role in today's research. For each of these techniques good sample quality is crucial. Major factors contributing to the quality of a sample is the actual sampling procedure itself and the way the sample is stored directly after sampling. It has already been described that RNAlater can be used to store tissues and cells in a way that the RNA quality and quantity are preserved. In this paper, we demonstrate that quaternary ammonium salts (RNAlater) are also suitable to preserve and store samples from Saccharomyces cerevisiae for later use with the four major omics-technologies. Moreover, it is shown that RNAlater also preserves the cell morphology and the potential to recover growth, permitting microscopic analysis and yeast cell culturing at a later stage. PMID:23417260

van Eijsden, Rudy G E; Stassen, Catherine; Daenen, Luk; Van Mulders, Sebastiaan E; Bapat, Prashant M; Siewers, Verena; Goossens, Katty V Y; Nielsen, Jens; Delvaux, Freddy R; Van Hummelen, Paul; Devreese, Bart; Willaert, Ronnie G

2013-02-16

357

Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology as a Catalyst for Constructivist Practices in the Classroom: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research described and analyzed teachers’ perceptions of technology as a\\u000acatalyst for stimulating classroom constructivist practices. The teachers were located at\\u000amultiple schools in one Florida county. The teachers were selected based on participation\\u000ain the Education through Dynamic Global Experiences (EDGE) program. This One-to-\\u000aOne program provides one laptop for every classroom teacher and student.\\u000aThe most frequent

Lynne Brown Menard

2010-01-01

358

The Research of Integrating Information Technology with Problem-based Learning in Engineering Education: A Case study of English Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research aimed at exploring the instructional efficacy of integrating information technology with problem-based learning (PBL) in English instruction. This research adopted self-made multi-media creative teaching materials and designed various teaching activities, including brainstorming skills, creative thinking instruction, movie instruction, group discussion, creative menu design, radio drama, English songs, games and homework sharing time. Learning objectives were set by students

Shao-Tsu CHU; Yu-Wen CHU; Yo-Ming CHENG

359

Case Study Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case study research aims to explore and depict a setting with a view to advancing understanding. This note explores the dimensions of case study research in higher education, with special reference to geographical fieldwork. It explores Stake's three categories of case study research: intrinsic, instrumental and collective. It provides guidelines…

Cousin, Glynis

2005-01-01

360

Case Study Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study research aims to explore and depict a setting with a view to advancing understanding. This note explores the dimensions of case study research in higher education, with special reference to geographical fieldwork. It explores Stake's three categories of case study research: intrinsic, instrumental and collective. It provides guidelines…

Cousin, Glynis

2005-01-01

361

LITEE Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The LITEE team has developed case studies designed to enhance student learning through direct participation in the decision-making process and development of higher-level cognitive skills. Case studies increase student interest in the engineering field and improve retention in engineering programs. Case Studies include lessons incorporating several different types of business models and are available to view online for free.

2010-07-28

362

A Technology-Enhanced Patient Case Workshop  

PubMed Central

Objectives To assess the impact of technology-based changes on student learning, skill development, and satisfaction in a patient-case workshop. Design A new workshop format for a course was adopted over a 3-year period. Students received and completed patient cases and obtained immediate performance feedback in class instead of preparing the case prior to class and waiting for instructors to grade and return their cases. The cases were designed and accessed via an online course management system. Assessment Student satisfaction was measured using end-of-course surveys. The impact of the technology-based changes on student learning, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills was measured and compared between the 2 different course formats by assessing changes in examination responses. Three advantages to the new format were reported: real-life format in terms of time constraint for responses, a team learning environment, and expedient grading and feedback. Students overwhelmingly agreed that the new format should be continued. Students' examination scores improved significantly under the new format. Conclusion The change in delivery of patient-case workshops to an online, real-time system was well accepted and resulted in enhanced learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Kelley, Katherine A.; Bellebaum, Katherine L.

2009-01-01

363

Case study: Choosing selective catalytic reduction as a preferred technology for the destruction of NO{sub x}  

SciTech Connect

Choosing an environmental control technology for destroying oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) became essential when Engelhard, a manufacturer of automotive catalysts, included inorganic nitrate compounds in their formulations. Heat treating catalysts inside a high temperature oven causes these compounds to decompose, producing NO{sub x} and other gaseous by-products, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Local environmental regulations limit the maximum concentration of total NO{sub x} to 200 parts per million (ppmv). The NO{sub x} continuously emitted from the oven can reach concentrations of up to 10,000 ppm{nu}, with VOC levels reaching 500ppm{sub {nu}}. Therefore, an emissions control strategy needed to be implemented. In order to destroy VOCs, a separate pollution abatement process, in series with the NO{sub x} scrubbing columns, would have to be installed. The combined environmental control system is quite complex and requires a high capital investment. The alternative NO{sub x} and VOC control technology uses a single skid mounted system, combining selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for the destruction of NO{sub x} and an oxidation catalyst for VOC removal. Most SCR catalyst systems used in the industry today abate NO{sub x} from stationary power generating sources with lower NO{sub x} concentrations that operate 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. However, SCR technology is slowly becoming a more popular option to reduce NO{sub x} from chemical manufacturing facilities because of its efficiency to destroy NO{sub x} and process flexibility to handle varying concentrations of NO{sub x}. In 1988, Engelhard's automotive catalyst manufacturing plant located in Huntsville, Alabama designed and installed its first SCR catalyst system to reduce NO{sub x} to nitrogen and water from a high temperature furnace exhaust gas. Since then, several combination SCR/VOC catalyst systems have been installed at Engelhard's automotive catalyst manufacturing facilities around the world. These systems have proven successful. They are highly efficient, the equipment is easy to maintain and operate, they do not produce a secondary waste stream (low ammonia slip) and have relatively low capital cost compared to other available technologies.

Rodenhausen, R.

1999-12-31

364

The roles of information technology in global chain supply: a multiple case study of multinational companies of China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nowadays many Chinese companies have being becoming more and more international. Therefore, these Chinese companies have to face global supply chains rather than the former domestic ones. The use of information technology (IT) is considered a prerequisite for the effective control of today's complex global supply chains. Based on empirical data from 10 multinational companies of China, this paper presents a classification of the ways in which companies use IT in SCM, and examines the drivers for these different utilization types. According to the findings of this research, the purposes of using of IT in SCM can be divided into 1) transaction processing, 2) supply chain planning and collaboration, and 3) order tracking and delivery coordination. The findings further suggest that the drivers between these three uses of IT in SCM differ.

He, Mao; Duan, Wanchun

2007-12-01

365

Management strategies on the industrialization road of state-of-the-art technologies for e-waste recycling: the case study of electrostatic separation--a review.  

PubMed

Electronic waste (e-waste) management is pressing as global production has increased significantly in the past few years and is rising continuously at a fast rate. Many countries are facing hazardous e-waste mountains, most of which are disposed of by backyard recyclers, creating serious threats to public health and ecosystems. Industrialization of state-of-the-art recycling technologies is imperative to enhance the comprehensive utilization of resources and to protect the environment. This article aims to provide an overview of management strategies solving the crucial problems during the process of industrialization. A typical case study of electrostatic separation for recycling waste printed circuit boards was discussed in terms of parameters optimization, materials flow control, noise assessment, risk assessment, economic evaluation and social benefits analysis. The comprehensive view provided by the review could be helpful to the progress of the e-waste recycling industry. PMID:23129606

Xue, Mianqiang; Li, Jia; Xu, Zhenming

2012-11-05

366

Adoption of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Technology: An Innovation Adoption Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the impact of various organizational and technology characteristics on the adoption of computer aided software engineering (CASE) technology. Based on research in innovation adoption and IS implementation, the study develops a research model comprised of seven factors that are important for the successful adoption of CASE technology. The data for the study were collected through a field

G. Premkumar; Michael Potter

1995-01-01

367

The case study approach  

PubMed Central

The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this methodological approach. The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports.

2011-01-01

368

Group Communication Media Choice and the Use of Information and Communication Technology to Support Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper reports a study conducted longitudinally to investigate group communication media choice and the use of a web-based learning tool, as well as other types of communication media, such as e-mail, telephone, and face-to-face, for communication and collaboration to complete given tasks. Design/methodology/approach: This study was…

Abdul Karim, Nor Shariza; Heckman, Robert

2005-01-01

369

Group Communication Media Choice and the Use of Information and Communication Technology to Support Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper reports a study conducted longitudinally to investigate group communication media choice and the use of a web-based learning tool, as well as other types of communication media, such as e-mail, telephone, and face-to-face, for communication and collaboration to complete given tasks. Design/methodology/approach: This study was…

Abdul Karim, Nor Shariza; Heckman, Robert

2005-01-01

370

Research Ethics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This series of case studies, developed to enhance a Trinity College Summer Research Program, raises provocative ethical questions of interest to scientists, teachers and students involved in research.

Alison J. Draper (Trinity College;); Sharon Stickley (St. Joseph College;)

2010-05-28

371

A case study review of technical and technology issues for transition of a utility load management program to provide system reliability resources in restructured electricity markets  

SciTech Connect

Utility load management programs--including direct load control and interruptible load programs--were employed by utilities in the past as system reliability resources. With electricity industry restructuring, the context for these programs has changed; the market that was once controlled by vertically integrated utilities has become competitive, raising the question: can existing load management programs be modified so that they can effectively participate in competitive energy markets? In the short run, modified and/or improved operation of load management programs may be the most effective form of demand-side response available to the electricity system today. However, in light of recent technological advances in metering, communication, and load control, utility load management programs must be carefully reviewed in order to determine appropriate investments to support this transition. This report investigates the feasibility of and options for modifying an existing utility load management system so that it might provide reliability services (i.e. ancillary services) in the competitive markets that have resulted from electricity industry restructuring. The report is a case study of Southern California Edison's (SCE) load management programs. SCE was chosen because it operates one of the largest load management programs in the country and it operates them within a competitive wholesale electricity market. The report describes a wide range of existing and soon-to-be-available communication, control, and metering technologies that could be used to facilitate the evolution of SCE's load management programs and systems to provision of reliability services. The fundamental finding of this report is that, with modifications, SCE's load management infrastructure could be transitioned to provide critical ancillary services in competitive electricity markets, employing currently or soon-to-be available load control technologies.

Weller, G.H.

2001-07-15

372

Transfer of Technology to and Innovation in SME Clusters in a Developing Country. The Case Study of Tegal Metal Working Industry in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on a study on development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Tegal metal working industry in Indonesia. It addresses three related issues, namely innovation capability, transfer of technology, and clustering. Thus, the study has three research questions: (i) do SMEs have innovation capability?; (ii) what are the main channels of transfer of technology to

Tulus Tambunan

373

The Confluence of the Goals of Technology Education and the Needs of Industry: An Australian Case Study with International Application  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the last few years in a number of countries, industrial groups have initiated research and studies that have attempted to identify skills that are desirable in new employees. In Australia, the set of key competencies that have been developed bear marked similarities with developments in other countries, also stimulated by concerns about economic productivity and competitiveness and the smooth

P. John Williams

1998-01-01

374

Understanding new technology adoption in the apparel and footwear industry within a social framework: a case of rapid prototyping technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the current phenomenon of user-technology negotiation associated with new technology adoption in the apparel and footwear industry. A theoretical framework was proposed as a construct, and a case study was performed to evaluate the proposed framework. In partnership with a world leading footwear company, its newly patented prototyping technology, named the virtual sampling system (VSS), was used

Marilyn DeLong

2009-01-01

375

Case Study: A Case of Cerebrovascular Accident  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

376

Pathology Case Study: Hydrocephalus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study an otherwise healthy 9 month old infant is presented with hydrocephalus. The case study provides test results and images along with microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

2007-08-20

377

Study on environmental information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept and category was discussed in this paper, which introduces the present situation and several basic questions and studied methods of environmental information technology, centers on several kinds of environmental information technology, and prospects for the developmental trend of it. It is important to solve environmental problems, prevent environmental pollution, benefit human beings.

Ji-hong Zhou; Yu lian; Zhong-tao Shi; Xiao-tao Gou; Jun-guang Zhao; Ping Li

2009-01-01

378

Laos case study  

PubMed Central

Peuan Mit is a Lao organization working to address the needs of children and youth living and working on the streets. This case study outlines how a trusted and strong relationship with local police provides mutual benefit.

2012-01-01

379

Educational Case Studies  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Web pages for Derma-Smoothe Body Oil. Download the following materials to perform the Derma-Smoothe Case Study: ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/surveillance

380

Risk disparities in the globalisation of assisted reproductive technology: The case of Asia.  

PubMed

This paper analyses the disparities in risks associated with biomedical technology focusing on the results of assisted reproductive technology (ART). ART among biomedical technologies transferred to Asia is a representative case that reveals in its clinical use and related scientific research the global politics of technology. This study notes the global politics at work in the recognition of and reaction to such risks. While many Asian countries aggressively pursue technological development, weak legislative and administrative regulations have created various problems and controversial cases. This study asserts that risks associated with technology are characterised as social facts not natural ones or mere 'side effects', since technological development and risk are closely intertwined. PMID:23941180

Ha, Jung-Ok

2013-08-13

381

Complementing Business Case Studies with Humanitarian Case Studies: A Means of Preparing Global Engineers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business case studies have been a standard pedagogical tool in technical communication classrooms. However, the expansion of engineering practice-including the design and implementation of appropriate technology in the developing world-suggests the need to complement such studies. This paper analyzes three business and three humanitarian case studies. It highlights the complexities of audience and context that distinguish the humanitarian case studies,

Annette Berndt; Carla Paterson

2009-01-01

382

Pathology Case Study: Dysphagia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. The patient in this particular case is a 64-year-old male with difficulty swallowing anything other than liquids. Patient history and both the gross and microscopic descriptions, which include images, are included in this case study. The contributing doctors provide a detailed discussion of the patientâÂÂs condition in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Barnes, Leon, 1941-; Fusco, Gregory P.; Perez, Mia C.

2009-08-25

383

Environmental rebound effects of high-speed transport technologies: a case study of climate change rebound effects of a future underground maglev train system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The implementation of new high-speed transport technologies re-shapes the demand balance between transport modes and rebound effects may occur. In this paper first a definition of environmental rebound effects of high-speed transport is presented and various cases are discussed. Second, a method is developed to determine and quantify the environmental rebound effects employing life cycle assessment. The method is illustrated

Michael Spielmann; Peter de Haan; Roland W. Scholz

2008-01-01

384

Social Determinants and Land Use Correlates of Agricultural Technology Adoption in a Forest Frontier: A Case Study in the Brazilian Amazon  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite new research on agricultural intensification, we still have limited knowledge of the determinants of technology adoption in low-density, limited-market regions, particularly in humid tropical forests. This lacuna has led to divergent opinions about the impacts of intensification on land use in the Brazilian Amazon, well-known for deforestation of fragile tropical ecosystems. This paper takes up the case of the

Stephen G. Perz

2003-01-01

385

Ethnographic Study: @ONE Technology Training Project Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from an ethnographic study of technology integration and diffusion in two California community colleges. The study was commissioned to examine whether faculty behavior and student learning outcomes have changed as a result of @ONE instructional technology training and resources. The California Community Colleges…

Obler, Susan; Schiorring, Eva

386

Case Study Midway.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The case study of the Battle of Midway incorporates the principles of war from AFM 1-1, the definition of friction of war and illustrates those concepts using the events from the Battle of Midway. It was designed as a reading and study guide for sophomore...

P. M. St. Romain

1987-01-01

387

Nuclear medicine case studies  

SciTech Connect

This text presents case studies in nuclear medicine which emphasize the diagnosis of the patient's problem rather than the technical performance of the procedure. The book is arranged by organ systems and each section begins with a description of the technique and findings in a normal study.

Wagner, H.N. Jr.

1986-01-01

388

Knowledge management enablers: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To analyze the crucial role that enablers play in carrying out knowledge management within the enterprise. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This research uses the method of a case study and has directed the survey on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE) and VIA Technologies, Inc. (VIA). It is anticipated through the case study of these two companies that it will be

Ying-jung Yeh; Sun-quae Lai; Chin-tsang Ho

2006-01-01

389

Track and Trace Case Studies Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Report Abstract: As part of the track and trace theme of the Aero-ID programme, a series of case studies are being undertaken to establish the role of identification technologies can play in improving tracking and tracing. This report presents some initial results from two case studies focused on track and trace operations, which took place at a distribution centre for

Thomas Kelepouris; Tom Baynham; Duncan McFarlane

2006-01-01

390

Longitudinal Study of Mobile Technology Adoption: Evolution at Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Workplaces are changing as new technologies are introduced in an effort to improve efficiency and increase business turnover. Although there has been an explosion of mobile technologies and devices in recent time, very few in situ studies of the adoption of these technologies have been undertaken. This paper reports on the results of a longitudinal case study of a business

Elaine Lawrence; Er Michael

2007-01-01

391

Overseas Studies and Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes and evaluates the role of technology education in overseas studies programs. Despite the realities of today's economics, relatively few U.S. students have or take the opportunity to study and travel abroad. Although some college faculty are concerned that study abroad programs might lead to lowering the academic standards of a…

Plaza, Oscar

392

ELECTRICITY SCENARIOS FOR THE BALTIC STATES AND MARGINAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY IN LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS - A CASE STUDY OF ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM MUNICIPAL WASTE INCINERATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study two different sets of assumptions for future power pro- duction scenarios, one based on conventional technologies and another assuming a more sustainable energy oriented electricity production, for the Baltic States are analysed to identify the possible marginal electricity sources which could be used in consequential Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies in these countries. The environmental impacts

H. MOORA; V LAHTVEE

2009-01-01

393

A SAMPLE FOR GUIDANCE APPLICATION OF DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES: A Case Study on Graduate Students' Opinions About Web-Assisted Career Guidance Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to analyze the use of distance education technologies in career guidance and counseling. Using qualitative research methods, web-assisted systems in career guidance were studied and feedback gained graduate students completing their no-thesis master program in the Program of Psychological Counseling and Guidance in the Institute of Social Sciences at Selcuk University during spring semester

Sahin KESICI

394

Lifelong Learning in SMEs: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning centers using information-communications technologies were established in three British industrial estates. A case study of one organization shows the center contributed to lifelong learning and enhanced information technology training and employee confidence. Transfer of training and productivity improvements were not as clear. (Contains…

Holden, Rick; Smith, Vikki; Devins, Dave

2002-01-01

395

Physical Science Connected Classrooms: Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case-study descriptions of secondary and middle school classrooms in diverse contexts provide examples of how teachers implement connected classroom technology to facilitate formative assessment in science instruction. Connected classroom technology refers to a networked system of handheld devices designed for classroom use. Teachers were surprised at the knowledge they gathered about student learning in connected classrooms. They recognized that their

Karen E. Irving; Vehbi A. Sanalan; Melissa L. Shirley

2009-01-01

396

Simulations & Case Studies. [SITE 2002 Section].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on simulations and case studies from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2002 conference: "3-D Virtual Classroom Technology" (Kimberly Arseneau Miller, Angela Glod); "Simulated Lesson Design Studios" (Willis Copeland); "Lights, Camera, Integration: Presentation Programs and…

Seymour, Cathy R., Ed.

397

Comprehensive Study on Small and Low Cost Satellite Technology for Earth Observation with Case Study for Indonesia: Projection for 2002-2022  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

and economic progress, while facing global competitiveness locally as opportunities and challenges. Of particular importance is the utilization and development of earth observation capabilities for environmental natural resources imperatives to this end is quite significant. On one hand there may appear challenges to achieve unique and high quality requirements on many of the elements of social and economic progress, i.e. natural resources, human resources, market opportunities and geographical advantage; on the other hand one may face constraints in the financial system, cultural inertia and paradigm, and the need to carry forward large momentum that may pull back technological and economic progress that may be characterized by a "roller coaster" dynamics. Satellite Technology for Earth Observation, its Utilization and Development is carried out with Indonesian Development Interest in mind. Space System Services and Players are identified. Mission objectives associated with Urban and Rural Areas as well as Satellite-Based Multimedia Technology Applications For Promoting Rural Development will be identified. System design analysis and synthesis will be elaborated and some alternatives will be presented following a unified system outlook. Ground Segment and Space Segment Architecture will be elaborated by carrying out Architecture Optimization.

Djojodihardjo, Harijono

398

Case against exporting U. S. technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dependent on technology to remain competitive in world markets, the U.S. is not serving its own best interests by exporting capital-intensive technology to developing countries, Mr. Winpisinger feels. The benefits from investing public funds in the education of a skilled work force and in the research and development of technology have been given to the private corporations to exploit. Rather

Winpisinger

1978-01-01

399

Upgrade of Compressed Air Control System Reduces Energy Costs at Michelin Tire Plant. Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Project Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study highlights the upgraded compressed air system at a Michelin tire manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The controls upgrade project enabled multiple compressor operation without blow-off, and significantly reduced energy costs.

Not Available

2002-01-01

400

Renewable energy and its potential for carbon emissions reductions in developing countries: Methodology for technology evaluation. Case study application to Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many projects have been proposed to promote and demonstrate renewable energy technologies (RETs) in developing countries on the basis of their potential to reduce carbon emissions. However, no uniform methodology has been developed for evaluating RETs in terms of their future carbon emissions reduction potential. This study outlines a methodology for identifying RETs that have the potential for achieving large

D. Corbus; M. Martinez; L. Rodriguez; J. Mark

1994-01-01

401

Issues in Estimating Program Effects and Studying Implementation in Large-Scale Educational Experiments: The Case of a Connected Classroom Technology Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using data from a nationwide, large-scale experimental study of the effects of a connected classroom technology on student learning in algebra (Owens et al., 2004), this dissertation focuses on challenges that can arise in estimating treatment effects in educational field experiments when samples are highly heterogeneous in terms of various…

Shin, Hye Sook

2009-01-01

402

Teacher as the Instrument of Evaluation: A Descriptive Case Study of Connoisseurship and Educational Criticism's Role in Project-Based Learning, Technology Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The study's purpose was to determine the degree to which connoisseurship and educational criticism exists in student work evaluation; to identify master teachers' methods utilizing verbal feedback; and to determine the degree that project-based learning (PBL) principles serve as a "model of practice" for selected PBL technology arts…

Castro, Edward Anthony

2010-01-01

403

The Perceptions of the Automotive Supply Industry Related to Information Technology Utilization and Creating Barriers to Competitive Market Entry: A Case Study of the Implications for Strategic Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine information technology/systems strategy related factors in the automotive supply industry based on responses to the Strategic Planning and Business Performance Survey provided to automotive suppliers. This population produces supplies to the automotive industry with products valued at hundreds of billions…

Cargal, Joseph L.

2010-01-01

404

The Use of Communication Technologies in the Urgent Decision-Making Process: A Case Study of a New Zealand Public Sector Organisation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the literature on decision-making, information and communication technologies (ICT) and associated theories such as the Information Richness Theory (Daft and Lengel, 1986), there is little focus on the urgent decision-making process, particularly the role of ICT in these situations. This study examines how members of a senior management team in the New Zealand public sector make decisions under urgency.

Konrad J. Peszynski; Brian J. Corbitt

405

Development and transfer of forage production technologies for smallholder dairying: case studies of participatory evaluation of species and methods of establishment in western Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inadequate feed and low soil fertility are impor- tant constraints to dairy cattle and crop produc- tivity on smallholder farms in western Kenya. This paper presents 3 case studies on partici- patory evaluation of forages with smallholder farmers. Study 1 evaluated 12 forage species\\/ varieties at 2 sites in the Trans Nzoia District. Study 2 evaluated methods of napier grass

F. N. MUYEKHO; L. MOSE; D. T. CHERUIYOT

406

Individualized Study by Technology (IST).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet provides an overview of IST (Individualized Study by Technology) programs at small, isolated rural high schools in Alaska, which use individualized microcomputer-based courses to provide a more complete curriculum. First, a general description is given of the IST program, which utilizes teachers, traditional texts, and printed…

Gohs, Frank X.

407

Human Resource Development and New Technology in the Automobile Industry: A Case Study of Ford Motor Company's Dearborn Engine Plant. The Development and Utilization of Human Resources in the Context of Technological Change and Industrial Restructuring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report centers around a plant-level study of the development and utilization of human resources in the context of technological change and industrial restructuring in the crankshaft production area of Ford Motor Company's Dearborn Engine Plant (DEP). The introductory chapter describes how the study was conducted, provides an introduction to…

Chen, Kan; And Others

408

Case studies in reproducibility.  

PubMed

Reproducible research is a concept of providing access to data and software along with published scientific findings. By means of some case studies from different disciplines, we will illustrate reasons why readers should be given the possibility to look at the data and software independently from the authors of the original publication. We report results of a survey comprising 100 papers recently published in Bioinformatics. The main finding is that authors of this journal share a culture of making data available. However, the number of papers where source code for simulation studies or analyzes is available is still rather limited. PMID:21278369

Hothorn, Torsten; Leisch, Friedrich

2011-01-28

409

UCLA Statistics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Department of Statistics at UCLA, this collection of case studies includes the following topics: stock prices; breast cancer research; effect of fitness program; water use in Los Angeles; oral hygiene in the ICS-II project; Brinks v. New York City; effect of exercise on heart disease; national assessment of educational progress; The London Underground; suicides of women and men; temperature in San Francisco; lead intake; voting for Johnson; salaries of Yale men; K-Mart cookie sales; skeleton differences between tribes; advertising for detergents; did Mendel fudge his data; rainfall in the United Kingdom; jury selection in Alameda County; racial bias in jury selection: Swain v. Alabama; gender bias in jury selection: the case of Dr. Spock; the ELISA test for the AIDS virus; school careers in the Netherlands in 1959; the Northridge Earthquake of January 1994 and the trial of the Pix. This large collection is great for anyone in the field of statistics.

Aper, David; Michailides, George

2009-03-03

410

The adoption of hyped technologies: a qualitative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The introduction of new consumer technology is often greeted with declarations that the way people conduct their lives will\\u000a be changed instantly. In some cases, this might create hype surrounding a specific technology. This article investigates the\\u000a adoption of hyped technology, a special case that is absent in the adoption literature. The study employs a consumer research perspective, specifically\\u000a the

Jonas Hedman; Gregory Gimpel

2010-01-01

411

Pathology Case Study: Hemoptysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a pulmonary pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 55 year old female has spontaneously occurring hemoptysis. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, radiology, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Holst, Valerie; Yousem, Sam

2007-08-28

412

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 24-day-old baby is failing to thrive and experiencing seizures. Visitors are given the microscopic description, with images, the results of the postmortem examination, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Lyons, Valerie; Dickman, Paul S.

2009-09-16

413

Pathology Case Study: Peritonitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 26-year-old woman has had a 13-year history of poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Visitors are given both the patient history and laboratory results, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Pasculle, A. W.; Anhalt, John P.; Torbenson, Michael; Sheaffer, John; Macauley, Robert

2007-10-05

414

Study of attitudes towards technology  

SciTech Connect

A study was conducted to assess rural attitudes towards technology, using a growth-ethos model to explain perceptions. The philosophical roots of the growth ethos and three specific theoretical orientations towards growth were discussed in detail. Social-exchange theory was used to formulate specific hypotheses for testing. Age, employment status, lengh of residence, occupational status, and education were elected to represent personal investments associated with the theoretical model. The attitude-towards-technology variable was operationalized as a Likert-type attitude scale. The statistical analyses revealed the theoretical model was not supported. Respondents had only slightly favorable attitudes towards technology as indicated by the mean score for the aggregated scale. The response frequencies of the individual attitude-scale items showed considerable variations in the respondents' attitudes towards technology. Six alternative factors which represented other dimensions of the model were analyzed. Statistical analyses demonstrated that none of these supplemental variables was shown to be an important explanatory factor. The findings are discussed in the context of the findings, model, and future research.

Berry, M.A.

1982-01-01

415

Space platform advanced technology study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Current and past space platform and power module studies were utilized to point the way to areas of development for mechanical devices that will be required for the ultimate implementation of a platform erected and serviced by the Shuttle/Orbiter. The study was performed in accordance with a study plan which included: a review of space platform technology; orbiter berthing system requirements; berthing latch interface requirements, design, and model fabrication; berthing umbilical interface requirements and design; adaptive end effector design and model fabrication; and adaptive end effector requirements.

Burns, G.

1981-02-01

416

Compressed Air System Retrofitting Project Improves Productivity at a Foundry. Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Metal Casting BestPractices Project Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study highlights International Truck and Engine Corporation's optimization project on the compressed air system that serves its foundry, Indianapolis Casting Corporation. Due to the project's implementation, the system's efficiency was greatly improved, allowing the foundry to operate with less compressor capacity, which resulted in reduced energy consumption, significant maintenance savings, and more reliable production.

Not Available

2002-01-01

417

Assessment of hazardous-waste surface-impoundment technology: case studies and perspectives of experts. Final report, September 1983May 1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

The available data were gathered for a large number of case studies of hazardous waste surface impoundments (SI). Actual and projected performances were compared. This collection, analysis and dissemination of the accumulated experience can contribute significantly to improving SI design, construction and operation. Nine facilities were reviewed and assessed. They represent a range of industries, waste types and volumes, ages,

M. Ghassemi; M. Haro; L. Fargo

1984-01-01

418

Technology Transfer among Developing Countries: The Case of Technology Flow from India.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study reviews the scope and prospects for technology transfer among developing countries; finds the direction of technology flow from India and analyzes the underlying reasons for technology flowing towards specific regions; analyzes the nature and th...

P. Reddy

1991-01-01

419

URBAN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY: CASE HISTORIES  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is the third in a series on urban stormwater and combined sewer overflow management. It presents 12 case histories representing most promising approaches to stormwater control. The case histories were developed by evaluating completed and operational facilities or ong...

420

Case Study: Split My Brain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy or anatomy lab. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Julie Omarzu (Loras College Psychology)

2004-09-19

421

Case Study: A Typical Cold?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with cell physiology and tissue anatomy. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Brent JF Hill (University of Central Arkansas Biology)

2005-02-02

422

Technological Entrepreneurship Patterns in Chinese High-Tech Firms: The Case of Lenovo  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is very important for high-tech firms to develop effective technological entrepreneurship in a highly competitive global economy. Based on a case study of Lenovo, a Chinese high-tech firm, this paper identifies three patterns of technological entrepreneurship (technology importation, cooperative R&D, and in-house R&D) at its three strategic phases. We also analyze its entrepreneurial opportunities to implement these technological entrepreneurship

Jingjiang Liu; Ying Wen

2009-01-01

423

Technology Integration: A Case of Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigated whether a professional development session, teachers' learning styles, or an individual's personal appraisal of problem-solving abilities can be indicators of how technology will be integrated into instructional practices. Topics include Kolb's learning styles; the Problem Solving Inventory; and personal control style. (Author/LRW)|

Nisan-Nelson, Paula D.

2001-01-01

424

PREDICT : A CASE STUDY.  

SciTech Connect

Delphi Automotive Systems and the Los Alamos National Laboratory worked together to develop PREDICT, a new methodology to characterize the reliability of a new product during its development program. Rather than conducting testing after hardware has been built, and developing statistical confidence bands around the results, this updating approach starts with an early reliability estimate characterized by large uncertainty, and then proceeds to reduce the uncertainty by folding in fresh information in a Bayesian framework. A considerable amount of knowledge is available at the beginning of a program in the form of expert judgment which helps to provide the initial estimate. This estimate is then continually updated as substantial and varied information becomes available during the course of the development program. This paper presents a case study of the application of PREDICT, with the objective of further describing the methodology. PREDICT has been honored with an R&D 100 Award presented by R&D Magazine.

Kerscher, W. J. (William J.) III; Booker, J. M. (Jane M.); Meyer, Mary A.

2001-01-01

425

Case studies: iron1234  

PubMed Central

Iron biomarkers were developed to define the size of iron stores and the adequacy of the iron supply required to meet functional needs. Approximately 80% of the iron delivered to tissues through the circulating plasma pool will be incorporated into hemoglobin. Consequently, with the exception of serum ferritin, iron biomarkers are measures of iron sufficiency for erythrocyte production. They have proven to be very valuable in the determination of the cause of anemia in the clinical setting in which additional information about factors that affect the patient's health is available. However, all current biomarkers are affected by factors other than iron status, which limit their utility for the determination of the prevalence of iron deficiency in some populations, particularly in populations who live in developing countries. Furthermore, relations between iron status and functional outcomes such as neonatal and infant mortality; motor, cognitive, and emotional development in infants; and severe morbidity from malaria in young children are inadequately characterized. There is a need to identify and standardize biomarkers that have the highest predictive value for specific functional outcomes in each setting. The most appropriate biomarkers may vary with the setting and be influenced by age, sex, gestational stage of pregnancy, and environmental factors such as repeated or chronic infections. There is also an urgent need for improved technology to permit the use of specific biomarkers in field studies in resource-poor regions. Finally, more research is required to define the potential role of hepcidin and non–transferrin-bound iron assays.

Lynch, Sean

2011-01-01

426

Case Study: The Business End of Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article takes a retrospective look at how the folks in business schools look at the case method. The legacy of cases in business may seem short in the eyes of some but it is positively ancient when compared to the use of the case study in the sciences, which began to take hold in the 1990s. Surprisingly, in spite of its impeccable academic pedigree, there seems to be little literature on the success of the method; virtually no assessment data in business, law, or public policy teaching seems to exist.

Herreid, Clyde F.

2005-11-01

427

GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examines the implementation of Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring technology in enforcing court mandated no contact orders in domestic violence (DV) cases, particularly those involving intimate partner violence (IPV). The research also ...

E. Erez O. M. Gur P. R. Ibarra W. D. Bales

2012-01-01

428

Proof of feasibility of the through casing resistivity technology  

SciTech Connect

This project is to definitely prove that the resistivity of geological formations can be measured from within cased wells and to license the relevant patents and technology to major wireline service companies.

Vail, Dr. W. Banning; Momii, Steven T.

2000-06-21

429

Technology and Handicapped People. Toward Integrating Handicapped Children: A Case Study Analysis of the Educational Context and the Least Restrictive Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Technology exerts a powerful influence over the lives of everyone, making life easier, more fulfilling, but sometimes more painful and frustrating. This is especially true for people with disabilities. The appropriate application of technologies to dimini...

N. A. Carlson

1983-01-01

430

Headspace fingerprinting as an untargeted approach to compare novel and traditional processing technologies: a case-study on orange juice pasteurisation.  

PubMed

As a rule, previous studies have generally addressed the comparison of novel and traditional processing technologies by a targeted approach, in the sense that only the impact on specific quality attributes is investigated. By contrast, this work focused on an untargeted strategy, in order to take into account unexpected and unintended effects of (novel) processing, and to possibly uncover unknown compounds resulting from alternative processing. The potential of headspace GC-MS fingerprinting was explored as a tool to compare the impact of thermal, high pressure (HP) and pulsed electric field (PEF) processing for mild pasteurisation of orange juice. This study demonstrated that when processing conditions are selected based on equivalent microbial safety, the impact of heat, HP and PEF pasteurisation on the volatile profile of orange juice can be considered comparable. During refrigerated storage, however, indirect impact differences were revealed, which were attributed to differences in degree of enzyme inactivation. PMID:23442689

Vervoort, Liesbeth; Grauwet, Tara; Kebede, Biniam T; Van der Plancken, Iesel; Timmermans, Rian; Hendrickx, Marc; Van Loey, Ann

2012-03-30

431

Case-Based Learning, Pedagogical Innovation, and Semantic Web Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the potential of Semantic Web technologies to support teaching and learning in a variety of higher education settings in which some form of case-based learning is the pedagogy of choice. It draws on the empirical work of a major three year research and development project in the United Kingdom: "Ensemble: Semantic Technologies

Martinez-Garcia, A.; Morris, S.; Tscholl, M.; Tracy, F.; Carmichael, P.

2012-01-01

432

Greenhouse gas and air pollutant emission reduction potentials of renewable energy--case studies on photovoltaic and wind power introduction considering interactions among technologies in Taiwan.  

PubMed

To achieve higher energy security and lower emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and pollutants, the development of renewable energy has attracted much attention in Taiwan. In addition to its contribution to the enhancement of reliable indigenous resources, the introduction of renewable energy such as photovoltaic (PV) and wind power systems reduces the emission of GHGs and air pollutants by substituting a part of the carbon- and pollutant-intensive power with power generated by methods that are cleaner and less carbon-intensive. To evaluate the reduction potentials, consequential changes in the operation of different types of existing power plants have to be taken into account. In this study, a linear mathematical programming model is constructed to simulate a power mix for a given power demand in a power market sharing a cost-minimization objective. By applying the model, the emission reduction potentials of capacity extension case studies, including the enhancement of PV and wind power introduction at different scales, were assessed. In particular, the consequences of power mix changes in carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and particulates were discussed. Seasonally varying power demand levels, solar irradiation, and wind strength were taken into account. In this study, we have found that the synergetic reduction of carbon dioxide emission induced by PV and wind power introduction occurs under a certain level of additional installed capacity. Investigation of a greater variety of case studies on scenario development with emerging power sources becomes possible by applying the model developed in this study. PMID:19320274

Kuo, Yu-Ming; Fukushima, Yasuhiro

2009-03-01

433

Technology rejection: the case of the wallet phone  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – A wallet phone is a type of cell phone that is used for storage of all information, including identification, pictures, even airline tickets. This study seeks to understand consumer rejection of a technology, specifically wallet phone technology, using the technology acceptance model. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two studies were conducted using different samples in order to assess the differences in

Esther Swilley

2010-01-01

434

REVERSE WATERHAMMER - CASE STUDIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several cases and incidents caused by reverse waterhammer in hydraulic systems are analyzed. The paper describes the fundamentals of mathematical models for analysis of hydraulic transients in Kaplan turbines based upon the theory of the rigid waterhammer. The case of the air introduction into the intake structure behind the inlet wheel gate is described by a system of differential equations.

A. GAJI; B. IVLJANIN

435

Toward better case study research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case study research can make important contributions to the field of professional communication if the research is carried out with rigor. The paper discusses inaccurate uses of the term “case study” and then presents ideas for conducting more rigorous case studies. Advantages and disadvantages are described, as well as typical techniques, such as interviews, logs, and visual and verbal protocols

M ARY SUE MACNEALY

1997-01-01

436

Case Studies for School Administrators: Managing Change in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book examines case-based learning in educational leadership courses, discusses case-based learning as an educational tool, exemplifies methods of writing a case study, and contains 14 case-studies by teachers and administrators. "Stakeholders in a House of Cards," by Audrey Burgher, discusses integrating technology with innovation.…

Benham, Maenette K. P. Ah Nee

437

Social Studies Teachers' Perspectives of Technology Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This qualitative research investigated the perspectives and experiences of 17 social studies teachers following technology integration training. The research indicated that the teachers held a variety of views of technology integration. These views influenced their use of technology in the classroom. Four major categories of technology-related…

Zhao, Yali

2007-01-01

438

Discovering Identity Problems: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identity resolution is central to fighting against crime and terrorist activities in various ways. Current information systems and technologies deployed in law enforcement agencies are neither adequate nor effective for identity resolution. In this research we conducted a case study in a local police department on problems that produce difficulties in retrieving identity information. We found that more than half

Alan Gang Wang; Homa Atabakhsh; Tim Petersen; Hsinchun Chen

2005-01-01

439

Learning Machine Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This correspondence reports on a case study conducted in the Master's-level Machine Learning (ML) course at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. The students participated in a self-assessment test and a diagnostic test of prerequisite subjects, and their results on these tests are correlated with their achievement of the course's learning…

Lavesson, N.

2010-01-01

440

Biometrics in banking security: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To identify and discuss the issues and success factors surrounding biometrics, especially in the context of user authentication and controls in the banking sector, using a case study. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The literature survey and analysis of the security models of the present information systems and biometric technologies in the banking sector provide the theoretical and practical background for

Sitalakshmi Venkatraman; Indika Delpachitra

2008-01-01

441

Telewindows: Case Studies in Asymmetrical Social Presence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emerging telecommunication technologies could extend participation in social groups for homebound and mobility-limited people. Like a window in a room, a Telewindow can be opened anytime to see and hear and be seen and heard by those on the other side of the window. In ten-week case studies of four recently homebound elderly, Telewindows were opened and kept open for

Carrie HEETER; Jennifer GREGG; Jacob CLIMO; Frank BIOCCA; David DEKKER

442

Calciphylaxis: a case study.  

PubMed

Caring for J.D. was a stressful experience. The extent of her wounds, pain, and limited options for treatment was very frustrating for the nursing staff. Although she did not survive, patient outcomes were met to some degree. Her pain was controlled to a greater extent, and there was less infection present in her wounds. The nurses worked with J.D. closely to improve her pain control and facilitate less painful dressing changes. They were vigilant in assessing the progress of her wound healing and communicating any increased signs of infections from her wounds. They sang with her to help distract her from the pain she was experiencing and to help her cope with her lengthy 8-month hospitalization. Providing care for J.D. was also a very important learning experience for nurses in terms of appropriate pain management for patients with CUA, wound care, and the need to sustain adequate nutrition to promote wound healing. CUA is a rare but potentially fatal disease that occurs in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent the devastating effects of this disease. Nephrology nurses need to reinforce the importance of keeping calcium, phosphorous, and parathyroid levels within normal ranges for their patients on dialysis. They also need to be vigilant in monitoring for potential CUA skin lesions to prevent and treat it early. To date, treatment options are mostly based on findings from case reports. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach with input from nephrologists, nurses, pain specialists, infectious disease specialists, and surgeons. The major goals of treatment are controlling risk factors, controlling pain, and preventing wound infection and possible sepsis. More studies need to be conducted to test interventions that may help treat CUA. PMID:23094342

Kauric-Klein, Zorica

443

Study of bump bonding technology  

SciTech Connect

Pixel detectors proposed for the new generation of hadron collider experiments will use bump-bonding technology based on either indium or Pb/Sn solder to connect the front-end readout chips to the silicon pixel sensors. We have previously reported large-scale tests of the yield using both indium and Pb/Sn solder bump [1]. The conclusion is that both seem to be viable for pixel detectors. We have also carried out studies of various effects (e.g. storage over long period, effect of heating and cooling, and radiation) on both types of bump bonds using daisy-chained parts on a small scale [2], [3]. Overall, these tests showed little changes in the integrity of the bump connections. Nevertheless, questions still remain on the long-term reliability of the bumps due to thermal cycle effects, attachment to a substrate with a different coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), and radiation.

Selcuk Cihangir et al.

2003-10-17

444

Construction Technologies. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With this Career and Technology Studies (CTS) curriculum guide, secondary students in Alberta can do the following; develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives; refine career-planning skills; develop technology-related skills in construction; enhance employability skills, especially in construction industries; and apply and reinforce…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.

445

Case Studies and the Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses how media can provide great sources for case studies. However, he cautions that teachers should look for events in media that will grab their students' interest and allow them to develop a case that will teach discipline. He also suggests that teachers need to develop a case-study mindset, an ability to see…

Dinan, Frank J.

2006-01-01

446

Case Study of Apple, Inc. for Business Law Students: How Apple's Business Model Controls Digital Content through Legal and Technological Means  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes a six-week long exercise that incorporates a dynamic learning approach into an e-commerce or Internet technology business law elective course; the exercise pursues an entrepreneurial approach to the use of an appropriate business model by emphasizing the interaction between technology, business, and law. This active…

Reder, Margo E. K.

2009-01-01

447

The Case Study: Senior Seminar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Incorporating a case study format into a senior seminar course is a novel method of teaching the components of a successful seminar. Within this format, seminar presenters familiarize their audience with relevant background information, present a case stu

Field, Patrick R.

2003-02-01

448

Making a case for information technologies  

SciTech Connect

Cost-benefit analysis has been applied to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Automated Mapping/Facilities Management (AM/FM) systems since the first commercial project was initiated by Public Service Company of Colorado in the early 1970`s. Since then, many of the thousands of analyses completed for such projects have used tools and techniques employed by utilities for other large capital-asset investments, especially computer systems. In many cases, utility GIS has not been viewed as mission-critical. Occasionally, some utilities have viewed GIS as a discretionary investment. GIS no longer just maps and records; it is now about effectively operating transmission and distribution facilities, assisting in major capital-asset investment decisions, determining equipment replacement schedules, improving customer service, supporting a new wave of sales and marketing initiatives, and providing information about competitors, customer trends, economic development activity, and other strategic issues.

Montgomery, G.E.

1995-03-01

449

Software Maintenance: Case Studies  

PubMed Central

The specific needs of the smaller computer user for software maintenance are discussed. Implementation problems and third party support are considered. The major areas of concern are seen to be preventative maintenance, system backup and recovery, application enhancement, and use of third party expertise. Several actual case histories are discussed, and the cost of failure is addressed.

Bellin, David

1983-01-01

450

Effects of module performance and long-term degradation on economics and energy payback: case study of two different photovoltaic technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Both the economic viability and energy payback time of photovoltaic (PV) systems are inextricably tied to both the electrical performance and degradation rate of PV modules. Different module technologies exhibit different properties in response to varying environmental conditions over time. The purpose of this study is to quantify the effects of those differences on the life-cycle economical cost and energy payback time of two fielded PV systems; one system comprised of polycrystalline silicon (c-Si) modules and one featuring hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si) modules. The DC operating current, DC operating voltage, AC power, and conversion efficiency of each system have been monitored for a period of over four years, along with plane-of-array (POA) irradiance, module temperature, and ambient temperature. Electrical performance is evaluated in terms of final PV system yield (Yf), reference yield (Yr), and performance ratio (PR), which are derived from the primary international standard used to evaluate PV system performance, IEC 617241. Degradation rates were evaluated over the four year period using regression analysis. The empirically determined trends in long-term performance were then used to approximate the energy produced by both system types under the same environmental conditions; most importantly, the same levels of solar irradiation. Based on this modeled energy production and economic conditions specific to the state of Florida, comparisons have been carried out for life-cycle costs and energy payback time.

Davis, Kristopher; Moaveni, H.

2009-08-01

451

Technology and the Politics of Change at Work: The Case of Dalebake Bakeries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study of automation in the British baking industry illustrates several perspectives: (1) technological change as inevitable due to external market forces; (2) selection and implementation of technology as an outcome of strategic choices; and (3) awareness of the need for change as part of a political process in which choices are made among…

Dawson, Patrick; Gunson, Nicky

2002-01-01

452

Exploratory Study on Computer Forensics Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study of computer forensics technology signify much to attacking computer crime, invasion hunting, patch safety-bug, perfect safety system of network. This text makes a thorough and compact study on advancing computer forensics technology both at home and abroad; make an introduction of advancing technology, such as, dynamic computer forensics based on data mining, dynamic computer forensics based on Multi-agent,

Dan Hu

2009-01-01

453

Renewable energy and its potential for carbon emissions reductions in developing countries: Methodology for technology evaluation. Case study application to Mexico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Many projects have been proposed to promote and demonstrate renewable energy technologies (RETs) in developing countries on the basis of their potential to reduce carbon emissions. However, no uniform methodology has been developed for evaluating RETs in ...

D. Corbus M. Martinez L. Rodriguez J. Mark

1994-01-01

454

Low-Cost Manufacturing Process Technology for Amorphous Silicon Detector Panels:Applications in Digital Mammography and Radiography: Prospective Economic Case Study for an ATP-Funded Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In its 1995 General Competition, the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) co-funded a joint-venture project involving two U.S. companies, General Electric Global Research (formerly General Electric Corporate Research & Development) and PerkinElmer, Inc. (for...

T. M. Pelsoci

2003-01-01

455

Regulatory Processes Necessary to Commercialize A Seizure Prediction Technology: Promises and Pitfalls of Biosignal Analysis: Seizure Prediction and Management (A case study);.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This presentation will focus on the regulatory process followed when commercializing technology designed to predict/detect seizures. The author will describe the general requirements required to commercialize implantable medical products in the various re...

A. Poutsma

2001-01-01

456

Conceptual Thermal Treatment Technologies Feasibility Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents a conceptual Thermal Treatment Technologies Feasibility Study (FS) for the Savannah River Site (SRS) focusing exclusively on thermal treatment technologies for contaminated soil, sediment, or sludge remediation projects.

A. Suer

1996-01-01

457

Conceptual Thermal Treatment Technologies Feasibility Study  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a conceptual Thermal Treatment Technologies Feasibility Study (FS) for the Savannah River Site (SRS) focusing exclusively on thermal treatment technologies for contaminated soil, sediment, or sludge remediation projects.

Suer, A.

1996-02-28

458

Anti-Fratricidal Technologies Study Using Groundwars.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigated contributions of anti-fratricidal technologies using the Groundwars combat simulation model. Technologies addressed were Second-Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS), and Situat...

G. Comstock

1997-01-01

459

System Study: Technology Assessment and Prioritizing Update.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

For the Intelligent Engine System (Propulsion 21) study, each technology was evaluated to determine the impact to fuel burn, acoustics, and NOx emissions. The optimum combination of technologies and their overall benefits to the system were also evaluated...

2008-01-01

460

Effects of economies of scale and experience on the costs of energy-efficient technologiescase study of electric motors in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing energy efficiency is discussed as an effective way to protect the climate, even though this is frequently associated\\u000a with additional (investment) costs when compared to standard technologies. However, the investment costs of emerging energy-efficient\\u000a technologies can be reduced by economies of scale and experience curve effects. This also brings about higher market penetration\\u000a by lowering market barriers. Experience curves

Daniela Jardot; Wolfgang Eichhammer; Tobias Fleiter

2010-01-01

461

Conditions for Successful Use of Technology in Social Studies Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the authors in this review is to examine how teacher-related, context-related, and project-related conditions interact in successful cases of technology integration projects in social studies classrooms. A close examination of different dimensions of these conditions in the implementation of 33 successful cases of…

Debele, Meskerem; Plevyak, Linda

2012-01-01

462

Journal Articles as Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use as the basis for a case study a journal article investigating whether people who claimed to have severe lactose intolerance really were unable to digest lactose. This type of case is referred to as an "issues" or "analysis" type of case in wh

Cornely, Kathleen

1999-11-01

463

The Case Study: Case Studies and the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Just as comedians find content for their material in newspapers and on television, it is possible for educators to use the media as a great source of material. As case study teachers it is important to look for hooks in the media; events that will grab our student's interest and allow us to develop a case that will teach our discipline. To do this we need to have a "case study frame of mind."

2006-11-01

464

The Development of Science Museum Websites: Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science museums have embraced the technology of the Web to present their resources online. The nature of the technology naturally fits with the ethos of science. This chapter surveys the history, development and features of a number of contrasting pioneering museum Web sites in the field of science that have been early adopters of the technology. This includes case studies

Jonathan P. Bowen; Jim Angus; Ann Borda; Andrew Hodges; Silvia Filippini-Fantoni; Alpay Beler

2005-01-01

465

Introduction to Conflict Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This series, Holding These Truths: Empowerment and Recognition in Action, presents case studies for a future conflict resolution textbook. It has been successfully piloted with several international classes. Those, who benefit most, stress the importance of carefully studying this introduction. Because the case study format is intentionally unique, written in an interactive and non-linear workbook style, unlike many introductions, the

Nancy Erbe

2002-01-01

466

Case Studies in Economic Sanctions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Institute for International Economics, Case Studies in Economic Sanctions presents, at present, eight in-depth case studies of the effects of economic sanctions in countries including Cuba, Libya, Pakistan, Iran, India, and Myanmar. Each case study is presented in three compact pages beginning with a detailed timeline of the history of the sanctions. The second page offers more information, including the chronological goals of the sender country, response of the target country, attitude of other countries, and legal notes. The final page contains economic statistics, assessments by economists, and concise authors's summaries. Worthy of note are the lengthy bibliographies that accompany each case study.

467

Adverse pregnancy outcomes with assisted reproductive technology in non-obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a case-control study  

PubMed Central

Objective To investigate adverse pregnancy outcomes in non-obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with obese-PCOS and control groups. Methods Women with PCOS who underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART) from August, 2003 to December, 2007, were considered. A total of 336 women with PCOS were included in the study group and 1,003 infertile women who had tubal factor as an indication for ART were collected as controls. They were divided into four groups: a non-obese PCOS group, obese-PCOS group, non-obese tubal factor group, and obese tubal factor group, with obesity defined by a body mass index over 25 kg/m2, and reviewed focusing on the basal characteristics, ART outcomes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Results There was no difference among the groups' the clinical pregnancy rate or live birth rate. Regarding adverse pregnancy outcomes, the miscarriage rate, multiple pregnancy rate, and prevalence of preterm delivery and pregnancy induced hypertension were not different among the four groups. The incidence of small for gestational age infant was higher in the PCOS groups than the tubal factor groups (p<0.02). On the other hand, the morbidity of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was not high in the non-obese PCOS group but was in the obese groups. And in the obese PCOS group, the newborns were heavier than in the other groups (p<0.02). Conclusion Non-obese PCOS presents many differences compared with obese PCOS, not only in the IVF-parameters but also in the morbidity of adverse pregnancy outcomes, especially in GDM and fetal macrosomia.

Han, Ae Ra; Cha, Sun Wha; Park, Chan Woo; Kim, Jin Yeong; Yang, Kwang Moon; Song, In Ok; Koong, Mi Kyoung; Kang, Inn Soo

2011-01-01

468

[Retroperitoneal neoformation: case study].  

PubMed

Retroperitoneal sarcoma represents approximately 12-15% of all sarcomas and between 0.2 and 0.5% of all neoplasia. They very rarely metastasize, and the main cause of death is local recurrence. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy still do not represent valid therapeutic alternatives, therefore radical surgery remains the only valid option. We would like to present the following case of a 48-year-old male patient. After episodes of right-side renal colic, a 19x16x19 cm mass was found, which was palpable in the right quadrants, englobed the right ureter and caused ipsilateral hydroureteronephrosis of medium grade. Surgery allowed total excision of this neoplasm (which was tenaciously attached to various organs), with the sacrifice of the right kidney. The final histological examination on a sample taken during surgery confirmed that the neoplasm was a spindle-cell sarcoma at an intermediate grade of malignancy. One year after surgery the patient is disease free. PMID:21948137

Pettenò, Alberto; Dotti, Paolo; Tralce, Luigi

469

A Study of Information Technology Job Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

Compounding the shortage problem for more information technology (IT) workers is the continuous change in cutting edge information technology. Directly affected by these technological changes are the types of skills demanded of IT professionals. The primary purpose of this study is to identify the types of skills demanded of IT professionals. The results of this research indicated that the types

Lai C. Liu; Kai S. Koong; Les Rydl

470

Alternative technologies and social studies textbooks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to determine the potential of alternative technologies in social studies education, we must understand the goals\\u000a of such education, the capabilities of the technologies, and teachers’ and students’ responses to new technologies. The author\\u000a suggests that the new technologies can contribute to the goals of learning about the past, learning about democratic life\\u000a and institutions, and making students

Stephen T. Kerr

1992-01-01

471

Networking as a Strategy for Technology Transfer and Commercialization from R&D Laboratories: Key Lessons from Case Studies in India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Managing R&D and the innovation process is closely linked with technology transfer and the commercialization of research results. This is especially so in the context of publicly-funded R&D laboratory systems in developing countries, such as India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Inefficiencies in the transfer process and a…

Roy, Santanu

2006-01-01

472

A new space-time information expression and analysis approach based on 3S technology: a case study of China's coastland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Space-time Information Expression and Analysis (SIEA) uses vivid graphic images of thinking to deal with information units according to series distribution rules with a variety of arranging, which combined with the use of information technology, powerful data-processing capabilities to carry out analysis and integration of information units. In this paper, a new SIEA approach was proposed and its model was

Bao Cao; Hong Luo; Zhenji Gao

2009-01-01

473

EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ON WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A CASE STUDY IN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

A qualitative research strategy is used to examine employee perceptions of the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on work-life balance of employees in a professional services company. The role of ICTs is seen to be both positive and negative in influencing employees' work-life balance. While providing flexibility and increasing productivity, ICTs also increase the expectations of flexibili ty,

Annette Keough; Roxanne Anderson; Gerald G. Grant

474

Which are my Future Career Priorities and What Influenced my Choice of Studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics? Some Insights on Educational Choice—Case of Slovenia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is addressing the problem of under-representation of young people in general, and females in particular, in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Slovenia. It has two main objectives: (1) to identify which priorities male and female STEM students in Slovenia seek in their future careers, and (2) to identify different important factors (i.e. key

Gregor Cerinsek; Tina Hribar; Natasa Glodez; Slavko Dolinsek

2012-01-01

475

A Nurse Educator's Social Responsibility towards Student Learners: a Case Study using Advanced Learning Technologies in a Practical Distance Education Nursing Course at Unisa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning communities have specific needs and, in a distance education environment, distance and a simulated reality are threats to the social aspects of society. In the future, competitive societies, including those of the developing world, will have to apply appropriate information communication technologies to foster contact and social behaviours. This research investigates ways in which distance educators in Community Development

Hentie Wilson; Sarie van der Merwe

476

More Evidence of the Challenges of Determining ROI on Health Information Technology (HIT): A European Telecare Case Study in Three Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Return On Investment (ROI) from novel uses of Health Information Technologies (HIT) is proving a methodological challenge. This was illustrated by an example Telecare service, linking remote patient monitoring to clinical advice and support. The service was introduced in distinct sites around Europe (London, Estonia and 2 in portugal) supporting commoner chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, asthma, advanced heart and lung

Abdul Roudsari; Denis Protti; Howard Leicester; Juan Adriano-Moran

477

Kindergarteners Can Do It--So Can You: A Case Study of a Constructionist Technology-Rich First Year Seminar for Undergraduate College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Constructionism" is a theory of learning proposed by Seymour Papert of MIT. Co-instructors for a first year seminar for undergraduate students provided education students with a one-semester constructionist experience to learn by engaging with technology. Students used LEGO[R] construction bricks and pieces to solve problems by building, working…

Beisser, Sally; Gillespie, Catherine

2003-01-01

478

Examining the Influence of Multimodal New Media Texts and Technologies on First-Year Writing Pedagogies: A Cross Sectional Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, composition teachers and scholars have noted that multimodal technologies have changed the landscape of the first-year college writing classroom, causing many to consider the relevance of integrating these tools into the writing curriculum. While some suggest that it is important to teach students to write with a variety of…

Ruefman, Daniel Lee

2010-01-01

479

The Impact of Information Behavior in Academic Library Service Quality: A Case Study of the Science and Technology Area in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research explores the extent of service quality in Spanish university science and technology libraries, based on the expectations and perceptions of their users: faculty and researchers. Users' information behavior is analyzed with the specially designed BiQual tool, which reveals specific needs such as the greater importance of electronic…

Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Marcial, Viviana; Gomez-Camarero, Carmen

2010-01-01

480

Considerations for an integrated wind turbine controls capability at the National Wind Technology Center: An aileron control case study for power regulation and load mitigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several structural dynamics codes have been developed at, and under contract to, the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). These design codes capture knowledge and expertise that has accumulated over the years through federally funded research and wind industry operational experience. The codes can generate vital information required to successfully implement wind turbine active control. However, system information derived from the

Janet G. Stuart; Alan D. Wright; Charles P. Butterfield

1996-01-01

481

The Impact of Information Behavior in Academic Library Service Quality: A Case Study of the Science and Technology Area in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research explores the extent of service quality in Spanish university science and technology libraries, based on the expectations and perceptions of their users: faculty and researchers. Users' information behavior is analyzed with the specially designed BiQual tool, which reveals specific needs such as the greater importance of electronic…

Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Marcial, Viviana; Gomez-Camarero, Carmen

2010-01-01

482

Promoting Urban Teachers' Understanding of Technology, Content, and Pedagogy in the Context of Case Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the potential of a professional development program centered on case development to help urban teachers: (a) integrate technology with content and pedagogy and (b) cultivate habits of reflection required to learn from practice. Qualitative analysis revealed that case development helped teachers develop an understanding of…

Mouza, Chrystalla

2011-01-01

483

CASE STUDIES IN GERIATRIC PHARMACOTHERAPY  

Microsoft Academic Search

With this issue, The Consultant Pharmacist begins a new series, Case Studies in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. This column will present case studies in which the pharmacist identifies actual or potential patient medication-related problems, presents an evidence-based discussion of options, and develops a patient management plan. As part of this evaluation, the pharmacist consults with both the patient's physicians and family members.

K. Michele Fountain; Jeffrey C. Delafuentes

484

Online Collaborative Case Study Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study learning was integrated into a course designed to improve students' potential for academic success and increase student retention. Case studies related to self-regulation of behavior, motivation, and cognition for academic tasks were used to prompt students' critical thinking and facilitate deep learning of self-regulation topics,…

Lee, Kathryn

2007-01-01

485

Three Community College Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents three case studies that focus on specific projects that are underway or have been completed. In the first case study, Joseph Wojtysiak and William J. Sutton, II discuss the Green Center of Central Pennsylvania, which is designed to serve as the state's preeminent source for education, training and public information about…

Wojtysiak, Joseph; Sutton, William J., II; Wright, Tommy; Brantley, Linda

2011-01-01

486

Problem-solving processes in technology education: A pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the preliminary results of a pilot study investigating the nature of ‘problem-solving’ activity in technology classrooms. The research focuses on the relationship and potential mismatch between teachers' and children's agendas, aims, perceptions and beliefs concerning design and technology activities. A case study of an 11-week project was undertaken with four pupils aged 13. In-depth classroom observation and

Robert McCormick; Patricia Murphy; Sara Hennessy

1994-01-01

487

The Effect of Library Staff Training and Development on the User Experience: A Case Study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Library staff training and development is a crucial element in ensuring positive user experiences within libraries. A staff component consistently exposed to relevant training and development interventions should not be underestimated.\\u000aThis paper will explore the processes and methods used at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Libraries (CPUT Libraries) to ensure that its staff has well planned and relevant

Janine Lockhart; Sulaiman Majal

2012-01-01

488

Perceptions, Preferences, and Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies in Older-Adult Community Care Settings in Ireland: A CaseStudy and Ranked-Care Program Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the Irish population ages, the potential role of information and communication technologies (ICT) to assist with community\\u000a care has gained prominence, as it has in many Western nations. However, little is known about how the perceptions and preferences\\u000a of older people (as current care users) and the general population (as prospective care users) are constructed for ICT within\\u000a the

Kieran Walsh; Aoife Callan

2011-01-01

489

Strategic Collaboration and Retention of First-year Technology Students: An Instrumental Case Study of Woman-Friendly Peer Mentoring in a Mixed-Sex Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past 20 years, U.S. colleges and universities have developed numerous programs to attract and retain women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines by addressing their special interests and concerns. However, women-only classes and programs, more widely adopted in the U.S. than in Europe, are now under assault. Facing increasing political and legal pressures, American colleges are

Mara H. Wasburn

490

Geostatistical case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this volume of contributed chapters is to present a series of applications of geostatistics. These range from a careful variographic analysis on uranium data, through detailed studies on geologically complex deposits, right up to the latest nonlinear methods applied to deposits with highly skewed data contributions. Applications of new techniques such as the external drift method for

G. Matheron; M. Armstrong

1987-01-01

491

Under Which Conditions Do Technology Intermediaries Enhance Firms' Innovation Speed? The Case of Belgium's Collective Research Centres  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knockaert M. and Spithoven A. Under which conditions do technology intermediaries enhance firms' innovation speed? The case of Belgium's collective research centres, Regional Studies. So far little research has analysed the role of technology intermediaries in enhancing firms' innovation speed. This research aims to fill this gap by studying a specific type of technology intermediary, namely the collective research centres

Mirjam Knockaert; André Spithoven

2012-01-01

492

Geostatistical case studies  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this volume of contributed chapters is to present a series of applications of geostatistics. These range from a careful variographic analysis on uranium data, through detailed studies on geologically complex deposits, right up to the latest nonlinear methods applied to deposits with highly skewed data contributions. Applications of new techniques such as the external drift method for combining well data with seismic information have also been included. The volume emphasizes geostatistics in practice. Notation has been kept to a minimum and mathematical details have been relegated to annexes.

Matheron, G.; Armstrong, M.

1987-01-01

493

MEP Successes: Case Study Series. Workforce Development Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This compendium of case studies describes the benefits of investing in workforce development as part of an integrated strategy to improve performance. Each of the featured companies faced operational challenges that constrained productivity and profitabil...

1998-01-01

494

Case Studies in Science Ethics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Everyone in science should have ethics education training. I have seen graduate students taken advantage of by their mentors. Many of us have seen misconduct...but what should we do about it? Young scientists are often unaware of the rules in science and make mistakes because of their ignorance of the rules in that particular field of study. Then there are an increasing number of cases in the news of overt cases of misrepresentation in science. All are welcome to attend this discussion of case studies. A case study on topics such as: how to treat data properly, how our values in science affect our work, who gets authorship on scientific papers, who is first author on a paper, what you should do if you uncover misconduct or plagiarism in your university, and we will discuss the scientist's role in society. This will be a painless, non-confrontational small group, then large group discussion of each case

Williams, Karen

2010-03-01

495

Industrial Process Heat Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Commercially available solar collectors have the potential to provide a large fraction of the energy consumed for industrial process heat (IPH). Detailed case studies of individual industrial plants are required in order to make an accurate assessment of ...

D. W. Hooker E. K. May R. E. West

1980-01-01

496

Patent analysis for promoting technology transfer in multi-technology industries: the Korean aerospace industry case  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increasing importance of technology, the efficiency of R&D investment is becoming a critical factor to an organisation’s\\u000a success. As a result, many studies have carried out to create useful information to support various decision-makings faced\\u000a during R&D planning but few efforts were made to discuss technology transferability in creating the information. Technology\\u000a transferability can be an important factor

Sungjoo Lee; Sora Lee

2012-01-01

497

Dialogic Global Studies for Multicultural Technology Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show a practical case of dialogic web-based learning that has provided a set of questions analysing two complex technological projects in "southern" countries with effects on multicultural equity. Design/methodology/approach: Structured online review processes in multicultural and systems science curricula…

Durakovic, Emina; Feigl, Britta Marion; Fischer, Bettina Marion; Fleck, Christopher; Galler, Lisa-Maria; Heinrich, Johannes; Kulmer, Karin; Kurzweil, Birgitta; Scholze, Markus; Sperl, Raphael Stefan; Unterkofler, Rene; Remele, Kurt; Matzenberger, Julian; Ahamer, Gilbert

2012-01-01

498

Multi-Mission Strategic Technology Prioritization Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This viewgraph presentation provides an overview of a pilot study intended to demonstrate in an auditable fashion how advanced space technology development can best impact future NASA missions. The study was a joint project by staff members of NASA's Jet ...

C. R. Weisbin G. Rodriquez A. Elfes J. Derleth J. H. Smith R. Manvi B. Kennedy K. Shelton

2004-01-01

499

Creating and Sustaining Meta-organizational Memory: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The case study of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), a Canadian government meta-organizational collaborative initiative, is presented. Multiple federal departments and agencies ...

S. G. McIntyre

2009-01-01

500

Pathology Case Study: Sensory Abnormalities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This particular case focuses on a 30-year-old man with a history of focal numbness, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and progressive sensory abnormalities. The patientâÂÂs history, images from an MRI, microscopic images of a specimen collected during his laminectomy, and final diagnosis are provided in this case for your review. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Smith, Sharyn; Lownie, Steven P.; Duggal, Neil; Hammond, Robert R.

2007-12-10