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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The Innovative Clean Technologies case studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business" Program (P2SB). he P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in...

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Technological change and the technology intelligence process: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various reasons are brought forward for the demise of companies in the face of fundamental technological change. Most often blamed is an insufficient technology intelligence process. However, existing research is contradictory on how this process should be organised. Therefore it is the objective of this case study to derive insight into the organisation of the technology intelligence process by analysing

Eckhard Lichtenthaler

2004-01-01

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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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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES - PROJECT REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business" Program (P2SB) The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention i...

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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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Roadmapping a disruptive technology: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

If technological roadmapping is important in the process of rapid technology commercialization, and if a method tailored to roadmapping nascent disruptive technologies does not exist, and if these very same disruptive technologies portend to be the future economic engines for firms, countries, and regions, then there is cause for concern. This article seeks to shed some light on the process

Steven T. Walsh

2004-01-01

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Integration of Technology into the Classroom: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains the following case studies on the integration of technology in education: (1) "First Steps toward a Statistically Generated Information Technology Integration Model" (D. LaMont Johnson and Leping Liu); (2) "Case Studies: Are We Rejecting Rigor or Rediscovering Richness?" (Cleborne D. Maddux); (3) "Electronic Expressions: Using…

Johnson, D. LaMont, Ed.; Maddux, Cleborne D., Ed.; Liu, Leping, Ed.

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Technology Professional Development: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the outcomes of a technology professional development initiative for elementary teachers. The professional development model used cohort collaboration, multiple strategies, and job embedded experiences to help teachers incorporate technology into their practice. Results included an increase in self-reported frequency of use of technology

Burton, Dolores T.

2003-01-01

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Cooperation, Technology, and Performance: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the CTP (Cooperation, Technology, and Performance) model and explains how it is used by the Department of Veterans Affairs-Veteran's Benefit Administration (VBA) for training. Discusses task analysis; computer-based training; cooperative-based learning environments; technology-based learning; performance-assessment methods; courseware…

Cavanagh, Thomas; Dickenson, Sabrina; Brandt, Suzanne

1999-01-01

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A case study of technology transfer: Cardiology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research advancements in cardiology instrumentation and techniques are summarized. Emphasis is placed upon the following techniques: (1) development of electrodes which show good skin compatibility and wearer comfort; (2) contourography - a real time display system for showing the results of EKGs; (3) detection of arteriosclerosis by digital computer processing of X-ray photos; (4) automated, noninvasive systems for blood pressure measurement; (5) ultrasonoscope - a noninvasive device for use in diagnosis of aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve disease; and (6) rechargable cardiac pacemakers. The formation of a biomedical applications team which is an interdisciplinary team to bridge the gap between the developers and users of technology is described.

Schafer, G.

1974-01-01

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Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program evaluation: case studies. Volume III  

SciTech Connect

A non-random sample of the Appropriate Technology Program grantees was selected to ensure that the basic goals of the evaluation study were met. Case studies of selected outstanding projects could provide with respect to the Program dynamics associated with success. It was believed that the non-random case study approach would assist us in assessing which approaches have the potential to impact a reduction in our nation's use of non-renewal energy. From this group of projects, 20 projects were selected to highlight in a case study format which illustrates the various types of projects approaches the Program supported.

Not Available

1984-03-01

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Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program. Code case studies  

SciTech Connect

The first year's operation of the Small Grants Program at a national scale was evaluated. The purpose of this management evaluation is to provide the headquarters Office of Inventions and Small Scale Technology and the ten regional program managers with findings and recommendations which will be useful to more effectively administer in the future. These conclusions are based on responses to a questionnaire from 197 program participants as well as personal interviews and telephone conversations with roughly half of the respondents. This report presents a compilation of case studies of projects which were funded during FY 78 and FY 79. These case studies focus on code issues (e.g., building, zoning, planning) that grantees may have dealt with. Possible problems that may have been encountered and resolution actions that grantees may have taken were researched. The results are presented in the form of a brief discussion of code issues followed by the case studies of relevant projects. The technological areas of interest are: Utility interconnection case studies, grants in which electric power is produced by small scale wind and hydroelectric facilities and for which interconnection with a utility grid is possible; Biomass case studies, grants involving composting and small scale methane production; and Geothermal case studies, grants in which either groundwater or the earth's thermal energy is used as a source for heating and cooling. Each case study provides a brief overview of a grantee's project including its objective, description, and benefits.

Not Available

1981-05-01

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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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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES - SECOND YEAR PROJECT REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and far Small Business" Program (P2SB). he P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in...

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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES - SECOND YEAR PROJECT REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business" Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution pr...

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Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program Case Studies: Demonstrating Program Outcomes, Volume III  

EPA Science Inventory

This booklet, ETV Program Case Studies: Demonstrating Program Outcomes, Volume III contains two case studies, addressing verified environmental technologies for decentalized wastewater treatment and converting animal waste to energy. Each case study contains a brief description ...

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Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program Case Studies: Demonstrating Program Outcomes, Volume 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document includes two case studies featuring the following ETV-verified technology areas: decentralized wastewater treatment technologies (Chapter 2) and waste-to-energy technologies for power generation and heat recovery (Chapter 3). Each chapter al...

2010-01-01

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Organizational learning, knowledge and technology transfer: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 this paper, project success and effective knowledge transfer are used interchangeably to

Abdelkader Daghfous

2004-01-01

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Design Languages, Notation Systems, and Instructional Technology: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Waters, Sandie H.; Gibbons, Andrew S.

2004-01-01

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A case study of technology?enhanced historical inquiry  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 attitudes and cognitive perceptions in grades 5 to 11 in order to understand the

Shu Ching Yang

2009-01-01

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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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INL - NNL an International Technology Collaboration Case Study - Advanced Fogging Technologies for Decommissioning - 13463  

SciTech Connect

International collaboration and partnerships have become a reality as markets continue to globalize. This is the case in nuclear sector where over recent years partnerships commonly form to bid for capital projects internationally in the increasingly contractorized world and international consortia regularly bid and lead Management and Operations (M and O) / Parent Body Organization (PBO) site management contracts. International collaboration can also benefit research and technology development. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) are internationally recognized organizations delivering leading science and technology development programmes both nationally and internationally. The Laboratories are actively collaborating in several areas with benefits to both the laboratories and their customers. Recent collaborations have focused on fuel cycle separations, systems engineering supporting waste management and decommissioning, the use of misting for decontamination and in-situ waste characterisation. This paper focuses on a case study illustrating how integration of two technologies developed on different sides of the Atlantic are being integrated through international collaboration to address real decommissioning challenges using fogging technology. (authors)

Banford, Anthony; Edwards, Jeremy [National Nuclear Laboratory, 5th Floor Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington WA3 6AE(United Kingdom)] [National Nuclear Laboratory, 5th Floor Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington WA3 6AE(United Kingdom); Demmer, Rick; Rankin, Richard [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83401(United States)] [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83401(United States); Hastings, Jeremy [National Nuclear Laboratory, Central Laboratory Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PG (United Kingdom)] [National Nuclear Laboratory, Central Laboratory Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PG (United Kingdom)

2013-07-01

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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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New Technology and Women's Employment. Case Studies from West Yorkshire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the impact of new technology upon women's employment in West Yorkshire in Great Britain. During the study, 2,000 copies of a questionnaire were distributed to past and present users of the Leeds Trade Union and Community Resource and Information Centre (TUCRIC) as well as to participants at a conference entitled Women and New…

Huws, Ursula

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How information retrieval technology may impact on physician practice: an organizational case study in family medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rationale Information retrieval technology tends to become nothing less than crucial in physician daily practice, notably in family medicine. Never- theless, few studies examine impacts of this technology and their results appear controversial. Aims and objectives Our article aims to explore these impacts using the medical literature, an organizational case study and the literature on organizations. Methods The case study

P. Pluye; R. M. Grad

2004-01-01

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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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Studying Classroom Practice: Case Development for Professional Learning in Technology Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the efficacy of case development as an instrument for teacher learning in technology integration. In particular, the study investigated whether case development can help teachers (a) develop the ability to integrate technology with content and pedagogy, and (b) cultivate skills required to reflect on their own teaching with…

Mouza, Chrystalla; Wong, Wilkey

2009-01-01

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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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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  

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 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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Integrating Instructional Technology in Teacher Education: A Case Study of an Elementary Science Methods Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper reports on a case study of a first-year science teacher educator, a novice with instructional technology, who integrated technology in an elementary science methods course, with the support of a PT3 implementation project, to further her own knowledge and

Brenda M. Capobianco; James D. Lehman

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Technology transfer to China: With case studies in the high-speed rail industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a case study of the high-speed rail industry, this paper introduces and compares major determinants of international technology transfer strategies from the perspectives of both technology importers and exporters. The determinants include the economic system, government policy and initiative, social constraints, and technological impetus.

Leong Chan; Fahad Aldhaban

2009-01-01

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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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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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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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A Case Study on Advanced Technology: Understanding the Impact of Advanced Technology on Student Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While research has focused on the effect of technology on student performance, it is not yet known how advanced technology, such as Promethean boards influence student achievement. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to examine how Promethean boards impact academic performance of elementary school students in third and fifth grade…

Morris, Jill Sellars

2010-01-01

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Healthcare Reform, Quality, and Technology: ADHD as a Case Study  

PubMed Central

The concepts of healthcare reform and population health are shifting the emphasis from traditional, volume-based care to a model in which value, or quality, predominates. High quality care will be increasingly rewarded, with financial consequences for poor performance. This shift will be accelerated by the use of healthcare technology, a rapidly growing industry with tools ranging from electronic health records to smart phones and web portals. In this article we highlight pertinent legislative reforms followed by a review of technologies that may play a role in the implementation of these reforms. Pediatric Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is used as an example given the large number of proposed tools for this condition. While the evidence base is weak for some technologies, research regarding web portals is better developed and will be presented as an example of a technology that may allow practitioners and organizations to improve healthcare quality in several dimensions.

Epstein, Jeffery N.; Kelleher, Kelly

2013-01-01

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Healthcare reform, quality, and technology: ADHD as a case study.  

PubMed

The concepts of healthcare reform and population health are shifting the emphasis from traditional, volume-based care to a model in which value, or quality, predominates. High quality care will be increasingly rewarded, with financial consequences for poor performance. This shift will be accelerated by the use of healthcare technology, a rapidly growing industry with tools ranging from electronic health records to smart phones and web portals. In this article we highlight pertinent legislative reforms followed by a review of technologies that may play a role in the implementation of these reforms. Pediatric Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is used as an example given the large number of proposed tools for this condition. While the evidence base is weak for some technologies, research regarding web portals is better developed and will be presented as an example of a technology that may allow practitioners and organizations to improve healthcare quality in several dimensions. PMID:23712720

Baum, Rebecca A; Epstein, Jeffery N; Kelleher, Kelly

2013-07-01

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Technology Utilisation in Elementary Schools in Turkey's Capital: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study was conducted to explore teachers' current technology use in elementary schools in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The data were collected through a survey, and participants included 1030 classroom teachers across eight districts. The present study results revealed that significant challenges remain with regard to technology use…

Karaca, Feride; Can, Gulfidan; Yildirim, Soner

2013-01-01

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The Disruptive Effect of Technology: a University Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

For many, e-learning and blended learning are seen as a technical solution to improve teaching. It is commonly viewed as neutral - just another tool in the lecturer's kit bag. This we believe is a naïve view and hides the extent and complexity of change required at universities (8, 9). Technology is not just another way of delivering course content.

Norah Jones

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The 802.11 Technology Gap - Case Studies in Crime  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much has been written discussing the security vulnerabilities with 802.11 based networks, and what constitutes legal and illegal activity within the area. However, there is little academic literature available discussing whether this technology is being exploited for criminal purposes, and if it is, for what purposes. This paper investigates all public prosecutions where the accused have misused 802.11 wireless networks

Jill Slay; Benjamin Turnbull

2005-01-01

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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

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Reorganization of Instructional Technology Services: A Syracuse University Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, Syracuse University merged its Audio Visual Support Service and Computer Service's Faculty Support Center to form Faculty Computing and Media Services (FCMS). The core mission was refocused on the support of classroom use of technology. Discusses the expansion of classroom services, Syracuse University improving quality (SUIQ), and…

Tiedemann, David

1998-01-01

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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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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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Examining Technology's Impact on Society: Using Case Studies to Introduce Environmental and Economic Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The general chemistry course at Harvey Mudd College presents chemical principles and addresses technology's impact on society. Students consider environmental and economic implications of chemical scenarios in real-world case studies created for team-based analysis and discussion. Case study design, implementation, and assessment are presented.…

Karukstis, Kerry K.

2003-01-01

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Information Technology Professionals as Collaborative Change Agents: A Case Study from Behavioral Health Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Highlights a case study from behavioral health care and focuses on the information technology professional's role as change agent. Discusses commercial applications, a conflict of cultures, dissemination and training interventions, and technological evolution and adaptation. Describes six steps for change agents' promotion of innovation and…

Marion, Linda; Marion, David

1998-01-01

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Design of a flexible case-study instructional module for operating systems for information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information Technology (IT) is grounded in applications of theoretical principles for solving problems using computing resources. IT instructors continually face the challenge of providing current technology experiences for their students in a rapidly evolving environment. This paper discusses the development of an instructional module which uses a model-based approach to present case studies of operating systems. The instructional design includes

C. Richard G. Helps; Stephen A. Renshaw

2004-01-01

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Case Studies in Planning Small College Library Buildings for Information Technology: Findings and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To accommodate new information technology, academic libraries have been enlarging and updating their facilities. Presents case studies of four small college libraries to examine their approaches to planning and incorporating technology into new facilities. Factors considered include flexibility of environment, thoroughness of need assessments,…

Sebright, Terence F.

1996-01-01

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Biomedical technology growth: a case study of forecasting in pulsed electromagnetic field therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore the benefit of forecasting emerging biomedical therapy technologies as well as the rate of diffusion of resultant biomedical products in the context of management of technology. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research method is exploratory using a case study approach. Techniques such as bibliometric analysis and the Bass diffusion model are utilized

Leon Pretorius; Dietmar H. Winzker

2011-01-01

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Assessing the Changing Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the largest university in the state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has developed a reputation as a computer-intensive, technology-rich environment. A case study examines the growth of this environment, the evolving relationship between technology and teaching and learning, and how assessment has recently assumed an…

Taylor, C. David; Eustis, Joanne D.

1999-01-01

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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.

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Public Libraries, Communities, and Technology: Twelve Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Council on Library Resources, which for many years has identified library issues and developed new approaches to library operations, is interested in addressing the challenges public libraries face in an era of information revolution. Through a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Council has established a program to study innovation…

Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.

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The Student Impact Study of the Alliance+ Project: Three Case Studies in K-12 Technology Integration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report presents a general framework for the evaluation of an in-service internet education program for K-12 teachers. Based on the literature of effective integration of technology in the classroom and formative evaluation studies conducted over the past four years, the framework identifies specific criteria for the effective integration of unique and compelling applications of the internet in the classroom. The criteria encompass six distinct categories that define the teaching and learning environment: (1) clearly defined learning objectives; (2) alignment of those objectives with national curriculum standards, state curriculum standards, or both; (3) inquiry-based learning tasks that rely on both group and individual work; (4) appropriate student use of diverse technology tools and resources; (5) appropriate use of assessment to guide and measure student learning; and (6) students? sharing of results with an audience beyond the classroom as a means to connect classroom learning with the local community and larger communities of learners. Three case studies from the Alliance+ project are presented to illustrate an application of the framework. The study should be of interest to policymakers and all those working on diverse approaches to school reform, including student-centered learning, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, and the effective integration of technology in the classroom. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators, 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Yepes-Baraya, Mario

2009-12-07

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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

57

Are Secondary Preservice Teachers Well Prepared to Teach with Technology? A Case Study from China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study investigates how well secondary preservice teachers are prepared to use technology in teaching in China. The study focuses on a teacher education program that is a representative of many of those in mid-sized Chinese universities. It examines participants' experiences with, perspectives of, and expectations about the use of…

Zhou, George; Zhang, Zuochen; Li, Yueke

2011-01-01

58

A Case Study of Enabling Factors in the Technology Integration Change Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to analyze enabling factors in the technology integration change process in a multi-section science methods course, SCIED 408 (pseudonym), from 1997 to 2003 at a large northeastern university in the United States. We used two major data collection methods, in-depth interviewing and document reviews.…

Hsu, Pi-Sui; Sharma, Priya

2008-01-01

59

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

60

Student Teachers of Technology and Design into Industry: A Northern Ireland Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, based in Northern Ireland, is a case study of an innovative programme which places year 3 B.Ed. post-primary student teachers of Technology and Design into industry for a five-day period. The industrial placement programme is set in an international context of evolving pre-service field placements and in a local context defined by the…

Gibson, Ken

2013-01-01

61

COMMERCIALIZING A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY BASED UPON UNIVERSITY IP THROUGH OPEN INNOVATION: A CASE STUDY OF CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the use of a university spin-out firm to bring a potentially disruptive technology to market. The focus for discussion is how a spin-out can build a technology ecosystem of providers of complementary resources to enable partner organizations to build competence in a novel and potentially disruptive technology. The paper uses the illustrative case of Cambridge Display Technology

TIM MINSHALL; STUART SELDON; DAVID PROBERT

2007-01-01

62

Studying technology intrusion in linear communities: The case of Air Force low-altitude training routes  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents techniques for examining communities at risk within the analytical framework of linear communities, a concept developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers for cases in which technologies affect long, narrow geographic areas. Linear communities are defined solely by their proximity to these technological intrusions rather than by political boundaries. The research methods discussed in this paper were used in a recent ORNL study undertaken to define and analyze impacts resulting from US Air Force training flights conducted in designated low-altitude airspaces. First, four issues had to be addressed: (1) defining community boundaries; (2) designing an effective strategy for selecting case study sites within time, personnel, and budgetary constraints; (3) choosing a representative sample of respondents within each case study site; and (4) describing and analyzing the impacts of linear technologies on linear communities. Then, ORNL addressed the problem of community boundary definition by limiting data collection to the area within flight corridors. A representative sample of case study sites was selected from a population of 600 routes using a stratified sampling process. Respondents were chosen within each case study corridor by creating a sampling frame consisting of road segments, drawing a proportional, random sample of road segments from this, and selecting individual structures from each segment with a random number table. Finally, the problem of analyzing impacts on linear communities was solved by aggregating survey responses by route.

Schweitzer, M.; Wolfe, A.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Energy Division); Braid, R.B. (Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States))

1993-01-01

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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.

64

Integration of environmental simulation models with satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems technologies: case studies  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Environmental modelers are testing and evaluating a prototype land cover characteristics database for the conterminous United States developed by the EROS Data Center of the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Nebraska Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. This database was developed from multi temporal, 1-kilometer advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) data for 1990 and various ancillary data sets such as elevation, ecological regions, and selected climatic normals. Several case studies using this database were analyzed to illustrate the integration of satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems technologies with land-atmosphere interactions models at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. The case studies are representative of contemporary environmental simulation modeling at local to regional levels in global change research, land and water resource management, and environmental simulation modeling at local to regional levels in global change research, land and water resource management and environmental risk assessment. The case studies feature land surface parameterizations for atmospheric mesoscale and global climate models; biogenic-hydrocarbons emissions models; distributed parameter watershed and other hydrological models; and various ecological models such as ecosystem, dynamics, biogeochemical cycles, ecotone variability, and equilibrium vegetation models. The case studies demonstrate the important of multi temporal AVHRR data to develop to develop and maintain a flexible, near-realtime land cover characteristics database. Moreover, such a flexible database is needed to derive various vegetation classification schemes, to aggregate data for nested models, to develop remote sensing algorithms, and to provide data on dynamic landscape characteristics. The case studies illustrate how such a database supports research on spatial heterogeneity, land use, sensitivity analysis, and scaling issues involving regional extrapolations and parameterizations of dynamic land processes within simulation models.

Steyaert, Louis T.; Loveland, Thomas R.; Brown, Jesslyn F.; Reed, Bradley C.

1993-01-01

65

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

66

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

67

How Effective Are the Technological Strategies of a Cement Company in Pakistan. A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study, the technology status of Pakland Cement Company is compared with two Danish firms. The main objectives of the present study are to: develop a classification for the assessment of technology components corresponding to the major activities in a...

R. Tahir

2000-01-01

68

Power Factor Study Reduces Energy Costs at Aluminum Extrusion Plant: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Aluminum Technical 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

69

Evaluation of the Experimental Phase of the Urban Technology System: Detailed Case Studies of Selected UTS Innovations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The adoption, implementation, and outcomes of 53 innovations developed in 12 local governments participating in the Urban Technology System (UTS) are analyzed. A principal purpose of these case studies was to test a methodology for determination of cost s...

S. I. Doctors

1980-01-01

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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

71

Technological innovation in the semiconductor industry: A case study of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper summarizes a dissertation that explores the Semiconductor Industry Association's (SIA) Technology Roadmap, now referred to as the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). It is a study of its origin, evolution, and future role in influencing industry strategies and public policies. The overall thesis is that the Roadmap is one important element of a broader industrial arrangement that

Robert R. Schaller

2001-01-01

72

The Contribution of Technology to the Implementation of Mathematics Education Reform: Case Studies of Grade 1-3 Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study of three primary grade teachers investigated how access to computers and math teaching software influenced mathematics education reform. Discusses technology as a strategy for reducing barriers to implementation and reports results that showed technology's impact on helping teachers expand the scope of their programs and promoting…

Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; McDougall, Douglas; Bruce, Cathy

2002-01-01

73

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

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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

75

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

76

Editors and Hardware: Three Case Studies in Technology and Newspaper Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the impact on newspaper managers of three emerging technologies: videotex, personal computer networks, and pagination. The study predicted that: (1) the greater the relative advantage and compatibility of a technology, the less likely will the manager need to pursue motivational and controlling measures in getting subordinates to…

Sylvie, George; Danielson, Wayne

77

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

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STAGES OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION: THREE CASE STUDIES OF TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three teacher education programs were studied to explore the practice of infusing computer technology into the curriculum. The focus of this study was to define the developmental stages that schools, colleges, and departments of education experienced as faculty and students moved from lower to higher levels of computer technology use and integration. Data was gathered at the participating sites from

Cheri A. Toledo

79

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

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

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

84

Methods for Naval Ship Concept and Propulsion Technology Exploration in a CGX Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to the Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization Act, the US Navy conducted an Alternative Propulsion Study (APS) for surface combatants and amphibious warfare ships. The study looked at current and future propulsion technology and propulsion alternatives for three sizes of warships. In their analyses they developed 23 ship concepts, 7 of which were considered Medium Surface Combatants

LT Justin Strock; ALAN BROWN

2009-01-01

85

The Interactive Whiteboard in an Early Years Classroom: A Case Study in the Impact of a New Technology on Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interactive whiteboard is a relatively new technology in Australian classrooms, especially in early years settings. This article reports on a case study in which an interactive whiteboard was placed in a Prep (Year 0) classroom in a Melbourne primary school. The teacher was then observed by making both audio and video recordings to watch for…

Vincent, John

2007-01-01

86

A Comparative Case Study of the Characteristics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Focused High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the characteristics of 10 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused high schools. A comparative case designed was used to identify key components of STEM school designs. Schools were selected from various regions across the United States. Data collected included websites, national statistics database,…

Scott, Catherine Elizabeth

2009-01-01

87

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 as…

Chen, Kan; Stafford, Frank P.

88

Organizational Learning as an Organization Development Intervention in Six High-Technology Firms in Taiwan: An Exploratory Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational learning (OL) is about how individuals collect, absorb, and transform information into organizational memory and knowledge. This case study explored how six high-technology firms in Taiwan chose OL as an organization development intervention strategy. Issues included how best to implement OL; how individuals, teams, and…

Lien, Bella Ya-Hui; Hung, Richard Y.; McLean, Gary N.

2007-01-01

89

Program Planning and the Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Instructional Technologies: A Case Study in Planning Continuing Education Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a description of the conceptualization and methods required to perform a cost effectiveness analysis in the field of instructional technology. The case study discussed involves a cost effectiveness comparison of four alternative systems for delivering continuing education instruction in management to several geographically…

Lent, Richard M.

90

Environmental restoration: Integrating hydraulic control of groundwater, innovative contaminant removal technologies and wetlands restoration--A case study at SRS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The groundwater remediation program at the F and H Seepage Basins, Savannah River Sits (SRS) is a case study of the integration of various environmental restoration technologies at a single waste site. Hydraulic control measures are being designed to mitigate the discharge of groundwater plumes to surface water. One of the primary constituents of the plumes is tritium. An extraction

C. M. Lewis; S. M. Serkiz; J. Adams; M. Welty

1992-01-01

91

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

92

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 the…

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

93

Assessment of Hazardous Waste Surface Impoundment Technology Case Studies and Perspectives of Experts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 sig...

L. Fargo M. Ghassemi M. Haro

1984-01-01

94

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...

95

Installation of Reverse Osmosis Unit Reduces Refinery Energy Consumption: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Petroleum Technical Case Study  

SciTech Connect

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 projects.

U.S. Department of Energy

2001-08-06

96

Tablet PCs and Reconceptualizing Learning with Technology: A Case Study in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

2011-01-01

97

General packet radio service (GPRS) technology transfer: A case study to evaluate transferors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The arrival of mobile phone also known as global system for mobile communications (original acronym: groupe special mobile - GSM) operators and their rapid growth may well be seen as one of the most significant developments in the field of communication and information technology over the last two decades. The aim of this study is to investigate the international transfer

Berna Tektas; Sitki Gozlu

2008-01-01

98

A Case Study in Effectively Bridging the Business Skills Gap for the Information Technology Professional  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A longitudinal study of information technology (IT) managers at a Fortune 200 company in the Southwest United States was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a training program at bridging the perceived business skills gap for IT employees. A needs assessment was carried out, resulting in a 4-module training program. The program was evaluated…

Gorman, Michael F.

2011-01-01

99

Multilevel energy analysis of emerging technologies: a case study in new materials for lithium ion batteries  

Microsoft Academic Search

A range of new nanomaterials to replace the active materials in lithium ion batteries are currently being studied and employed in an attempt to overcome various performance limitations of previous technologies. Nanomaterial production and manufacturing techniques appear to fit into a general trend towards more energy intensive production methods for high-tech goods. This does not necessarily imply an increase in

Duncan Kushnir; Björn A. Sandén

2011-01-01

100

Meeting Extension Programming Needs with Technology: A Case Study of Agritourism Webinars  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As clientele needs diversify, Extension educators are examining new technologies, including online tools, to deliver educational programming and resources. Using agritourism as the educational topic, the study reported here sought to evaluate participants' acceptance of online educational programming (webinars) and the effectiveness of the…

Rich, Samantha Rozier; Komar, Stephen; Schilling, Brian; Tomas, Stacy R.; Carleo, Jenny; Colucci, Susan J.

2011-01-01

101

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

102

Instructional Technologies in the Workforce: Case Studies from the Nuclear Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes six types of instructional technology used in the nuclear industry: Study Pacs, computerized test banks, computer-based training, interactive videodisc, artificial intelligence, and full-scope simulation. Each description presents the need, training device, outcomes, and limitations or constraints on use. (SK)

Widen, William C.; Roth, Gene L.

1992-01-01

103

A Case Study of Improving Information Technology Governance in a University Context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this study is to explore the criteria of effective information technology governance processes employed in universities and their impact on the diffusion of appropriate technology to the base level users. From this analysis, we hope to develop a set of best practice guidelines for IT governance and related processes in respect of universities. This will realize significant benefits by providing a reference model or benchmark based on the key characteristics of IT governance that are most effective in achieving high levels of IT and business goal alignment, effective use of IT resources, and IT risk management.

Hicks, Michael; Pervan, Graham; Perrin, Brian

104

New advanced technologies to provide decentralised and secure access to medical records: case studies in oncology.  

PubMed

The main problem for health professionals and patients in accessing information is that this information is very often distributed over many medical records and locations. This problem is particularly acute in cancerology because patients may be treated for many years and undergo a variety of examinations. Recent advances in technology make it feasible to gain access to medical records anywhere and anytime, allowing the physician or the patient to gather information from an "ephemeral electronic patient record". However, this easy access to data is accompanied by the requirement for improved security (confidentiality, traceability, integrity, ...) and this issue needs to be addressed. In this paper we propose and discuss a decentralised approach based on recent advances in information sharing and protection: Grid technologies and watermarking methodologies. The potential impact of these technologies for oncology is illustrated by the examples of two experimental cases: a cancer surveillance network and a radiotherapy treatment plan. It is expected that the proposed approach will constitute the basis of a future secure "google-like" access to medical records. PMID:19718446

Quantin, Catherine; Coatrieux, Gouenou; Allaert, François André; Fassa, Maniane; Bourquard, Karima; Boire, Jean-Yves; de Vlieger, Paul; Maigne, Lydia; Breton, Vincent

2009-01-01

105

Incorporating Technology Assessment Into Social Innovation: A Case Study in Puerto Rico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary purpose is to relate lessons learned in the development of social technology to the assessment of social technology. Technology assessment is seen as primarily a policy function and therefore not primarily technology-oriented but rather client...

P. M. Burgess L. D. Higgs

1971-01-01

106

Evolving Information Technology: A Case Study of the Effects of Constant Change on Information Technology Instructional Design Architecture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major challenge for Information Technology (IT) programs is that the rapid pace of evolution of computing technology leads to frequent redesign of IT courses. The problem is exacerbated by several factors. Firstly, the changing technology is the subject matter of the discipline and is also frequently used to support instruction; secondly, this…

Helps, Richard

2010-01-01

107

Digital technology, diabetes and culturally and linguistically diverse communities: A case study with elderly women from the Vietnamese community  

Microsoft Academic Search

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, workshops and an information session conducted in western regions of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.Method: A framework

Ben O’Mara; Gurjeet K Gill; Hurriyet Babacan; Daniel Donahoo

2012-01-01

108

CASE technologies created in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Looks at CASE technologies originating an Japan and presents some selected ones to an international audience. Japanese computer manufacturers' CASE products have been evolving. These are examined first, summarizing their characteristics. Then, true “upper CASE” products, together with one new development methodology, which have been developed by independent software vendors, are reviewed, highlighting their features. The first one, called “VEST-SAVER”,

T. Takeshita; Nobuo Mii

1995-01-01

109

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

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Identification of Quality Characteristics for Technology Education Programs: A North Carolina Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since its beginning, technology education has consistently pursued quality outcomes in course offerings. Especially during the past 25 years, the process of establishing standards, or outcomes, has been a major area of focus at both the national and state levels (Dugger, 1988). After interviewing North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction state officials, it was found that North Carolina had not identified indicators of quality that could be used to assess whether technology education programs throughout the state are meeting statewide curriculum goals and objectives. The identification of such quality indicators and the development of a correlated check sheet was the purpose of this study. Program quality has been a concern for practitioners within technology education. However, what constitutes the elements of quality has not been adequately investigated. For example, Henak (1992) declared that quality learning in a technology education program comes from the content, learning process, experiences, and growth opportunities offered to students. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Clark, Aaron C.; Wenig, Robert E.

2009-10-26

111

Teachers' pedagogical designs for technology-supported collective inquiry: A national case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the present study was to analyze teachers’ pedagogical designs, plans of organized technology-supported, collective student inquiry. Ten teachers in Finland designed and implemented eight, inquiry-learning units (‘designs’) in 12 primary and secondary level classrooms in various subject domains. The guiding principles behind the designs were the objectives of progressive inquiry, such as facilitation of question- and explanation-driven

Minna Lakkala; Jiri Lallimo; Kai Hakkarainen

2005-01-01

112

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

113

How industrial design interacts with technology: A case study on design of a stone crusher  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper takes an empirical look into industrial design in process and metal industries. The data are based on a case study of an industrial design pilot project at a company that is a market leader in mineral processing systems. In the paper, the overall structure of the project is outlined and aspects of design work are addressed through detailed

Esko Kurvinen

2005-01-01

114

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 and…

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

115

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.

116

“Strategy redundancy” and its impact on the effectiveness of technology-enhanced instruction: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, eight teachers and three college students involved in a graduate-level Internet course developed skill in using Internet tools and authoring webware materials. The course followed a traditional classroom-based format, but was supported by a webware package developed by the instructor (http:\\/\\/www.sover.net\\/~milcasa\\/503). A case study research methodology was utilized to investigate how the implementation of a “strategy redundancy”

Isabel Borrás

1998-01-01

117

The Evaluation of Information Technology: a Case Study in Brazilian Harvest Facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to show the evaluation of information technologies (ITs) that has been used to trace products in Brazilian cattle chain. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an identifica - tion technology that traces products from their origin to their destination. This work includes literature review on evaluation models in technology, information technology, information systems, and RFID. The field

Priscilla Cristina; Cabral Ribeiro; Annibal José Scavarda; Mário Otávio Batalha

118

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

119

Teaming with Technology: A Case Study of a Faculty Design Team Developing Electronic Portfolios  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To better prepare preservice candidates for teaching in the information age, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has defined National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) to guide technology integration into teacher education programs. Based on these standards, Brigham Young University (BYU) has implemented strategies…

Waddoups, Gregory L.; Wentworth, Nancy; Earle, Rodney

2004-01-01

120

Problems of Diffusion in High Technology: Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-I)--A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1992 introduction of Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-I) technology, the initial obstacles this new technology faces, and its known progress in its first year are explored, focusing on why new technologies are successful or are not adopted. Similar to a VCR, a CD-I player links directly into any television receiver, and each 5-inch disc is capable…

Chamberlain, Michael A.; Hutchison, Thomas W.

121

Persistence Factors of Women in Information Technology--A Multiple Case Study Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women have historically been underrepresented in the field of information technology. The literature related to the underrepresentation of women in information technology has focused on developing strategies for attracting more females into the industry. Despite these efforts, the number of women in information technology has been declining. The…

Hua, David M.

2010-01-01

122

How faculty use information technology at a small liberal arts college: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colleges and universities have made large investments in Information Technology resources and support personnel for those resources. One goal of this technology initiative has been to supply faculty with computers to enhance productivity and integrate technology into the curriculum. However, there is little or no information on assessment of these resources including the frequency of use, how users are utilizing

Jay Pitocchelli; Bruce Chakrin; Tom Murphy

2000-01-01

123

Agri-technologies and travelling facts: case study of extension education in Tamil Nadu, India  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is motivated by two broad questions: how is technology transferred from academia to non-academic domains, and how well do facts within these technologies travel? These questions are explored in the context of a particular extension education program in Tamil Nadu, south India. The paper explores the extent to which fertigation technologies (drip irrigation) and other farm and postharvest

Peter Howlett; Aashish Velkar

2008-01-01

124

Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator's Initiatives in a PT3 Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice with instructional technology, who integrated technology into an elementary science methods course, with the support of a PT3 implementation project. The science teacher educator, through action research,

Brenda Capobianco; James Lehman

2006-01-01

125

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 design. In-depth interviewing and review of the documents were two major data collection methods in this study. Participants included the three key faculty members in the science education program, a former graduate student who participated in writing the Link-to-Learn grant proposal, a former graduate student who taught SCIED 458, and two current graduate students who were teaching SCIED 458. A number of data analysis strategies were used in this study; these strategies included (1) coding for different periods of time and project categories and roles of people, (2) identifying themes, trends and coding for patterns, (3) reducing the data for analysis of trends and synthesizing and summarizing the data, and (4) integrating the data into one analytical framework. The findings indicated that this change process had evolved through the stages of adoption and diffusion, implementation, and institutionalization and a number of strategies facilitated the changes in individual stages, including the formation of a leadership team in the early stages, gradual adoption of technology tools, use of powerful pedagogy and methodology, the formation of a research community, and separation of technology training and subject teaching. The findings also indicated the essential factors and systems that interacted with each other and sustained the change process; these included a transformational shared leadership team, the formation of a learning and research community, reduced resistance of the elementary prospective teachers to technology, availability of university resources, involvement of the local school districts, support of the state department of education, recognition of the professional organizations, creation of partnerships with software companies, and technology advancements in society. A framework for integrating technology was presented to assist school reformers and instructional designers in initiating, implementing, and sustaining the changes due to technology integration in a systemic manner.

Hsu, Pi-Sui

126

Adopting Quality Assurance Technology in Customer-Vendor Relationships: A Case Study of How Interorganizational Relationships Influence the Process  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quality assurance technology is a formal control mechanism aiming at increasing the quality of the product exchanged between vendors and customers. Studies of the adoption of this technology in the field of system development rarely focus on the role of the relationship between the customer and vendor in the process. We have studied how the process of adopting quality assurance technology by a small Danish IT vendor developing pharmacy software for a customer in the public sector was influenced by the relationship with the customer. The case study showed that the adoption process was shaped to a high degree by the relationship and vice versa. The prior high level of trust and mutual knowledge helped the parties negotiate mutually feasible solutions throughout the adoption process. We thus advise enhancing trust-building processes to strengthen the relationships and to balance formal control and social control to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome of the adoption of quality assurance technology in a customer-vendor relationship.

Heeager, Lise Tordrup; Tjørnehøj, Gitte

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 43 Israeli students investigated their attitudes toward technology education as a high school subject. It was attractive as an elective course for its contribution to creative, hands-on, and practical thinking skills. The course changed student attitudes toward technology. (SK)

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

1997-01-01

128

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

129

A taxonomic view of illegal transfer of technologies: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Illegal transfer of technology (ITT) is one of the major policy formulation, industrial management, and law enforcement issues of this decade. It includes industrial espionage, the piracy of; software, logos, and hardware designs and it overlaps with issues of terrorism and those involving weapons of mass destruction. It is of concern at corporate, national, and world-body levels. Technology herein is

Arnold Reisman

2006-01-01

130

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

131

The Indiana University Advanced Research and Technology Institute: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Indiana University Advanced Research and Technology Institute (ARTI) is the technology transfer organ of the Indiana University system. ARTI’s structure is complex, and has been dynamic since its creation in 1996. This complexity stems in part from the diversity represented by the Indiana University system and from competing interests within the university itself. In addition to the intrinsic value

Scott Jackson; David B. Audretsch

2004-01-01

132

Using Technology in Science Education: Case Studies from Chemistry and Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes experiences of the Computers in Teaching Initiatives (CTI) centers for chemistry and physics which provide support to academic staff in universities in the United Kingdom who are using communications and information technology. Topics include funding by the Teaching and Learning Technology Programme (TLTP); courseware development; and…

Bacon, Richard; Drury, T. Adam

1998-01-01

133

Technological innovation and change: A case study in the formation of organizational conscience  

Microsoft Academic Search

A university that does not respond to the technological developments of the current age can be said to be both nonresponsive in the behavioral sense and irresponsible in the moral sense. It might seriously be questioned whether a stance of nonresponse is indeed possible. Technology is an inescapable fact of our contemporary cultural existence. We are reminded of the disarming

Jill J. McMillan; Michael J. Hyde

2000-01-01

134

Technological Innovation and Change: A Case Study in the Formation of Organizational Conscience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how Wake Forest university's adoption of campus-wide computer technology exhibited critical elements of conscience formation. Details how the computer revolution challenged the customary morality of the university; describes how the community engaged in moral deliberation about its technological future; and discusses how the…

McMillan, Jill J.; Hyde, Michael J.

2000-01-01

135

When simple technology affords social presence: a case study for remote family members  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work explores how simple technologies are being adopted in family life as support for remote family members' interaction. We analyze the feeling of being closer to their remote relatives when using different types of interaction, based on users' report that live in countries geographically far from their families. The users' declarations reveal some benefits from those technologies. Our main

Antonia Lucinelma; Pessoa Albuquerque; Andrew Perkis

2008-01-01

136

Confronting Difficulties Associated with Pre-Service Teacher Preparation Technology Apprehension: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developments in computer technology have altered the teaching and learning process, particularly in areas of teacher preparation. Teacher education, perhaps more than any other academic discipline, utilizes the application of computer technology in human resources for both the actions of teaching and learning content and the actions of preparing…

Hidalgo, J. Francisco; Lu, Mei-Yan; Miller, Michael T.

137

Barriers to Functional and Qualitative Technology Education In Developing Countries: Nigeria as a Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science and Technology have been widely recognized as the most important potent tools for socio-economic development. This paper begins with a brief critical and evaluative review of the status of science and technology education in developing countries in Africa. The conceptual framework and the major features of a functional and qualitative…

Ojo, David A.

138

Evaluating state cooperative technology programs: With a Virginia case study, and comparative data from Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the strategies for economic development to emerge during the 1970s and 1980s to stem decline due to industrial restructuring in the United States was the formation of science and technology initiatives in many states. This strategy was of interest because it suggests the creation of high-wage jobs through the application and development of technology. States in the industrialized

James D. Riggle; Roger R. Stough

2003-01-01

139

Human Aspects of the Management of Technological Change: A Case-Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the switchover from an outdated cargo warehouse using shelves and forklifts'' technology to a new semi-automatic facility with electronically controlled freight storage and retrieval, and an associated computerized documentation system. Illustrates the management of the personnel aspects in introducing technological change. (Author)

Gorman, Liam; Mullan, Cathal

1973-01-01

140

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

141

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

142

Enhancement of Cognitive Processing by Multiple Sclerosis Patients Using Liquid Cooling Technology: A Case Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cognitive dysfunction is a common symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This can have a significant impact on the quality of life of both the patient and of their primary care giver. This case study explores the possibility that liquid cooling therapy may be used to enhance the cognitive processing of MS patients in the same way that it provides temporary relief of some physical impairment. Two MS patients were presented a series of pattern discrimination tasks before and after being cooled with a liquid cooling garment for a one hour period. The subject whose ear temperature was reduced during cooling showed greater electroencephalographic (EEG) activity and scored much better on the task after cooling. The patient whose ear temperature was unaffected by cooling showed less EEG activity and degraded performance after the one hour cooling period.

Montgomery, Leslie D.; Montgomery, Richard W.; Ku, Yu-Tsuan; Luna, Bernadette (Technical Monitor)

1997-01-01

143

Stroke patients' utilisation of extrinsic feedback from computer-based technology in the home: a multiple case study realistic evaluation  

PubMed Central

Background Evidence indicates that post???stroke rehabilitation improves function, independence and quality of life. A key aspect of rehabilitation is the provision of appropriate information and feedback to the learner. Advances in information and communications technology (ICT) have allowed for the development of various systems to complement stroke rehabilitation that could be used in the home setting. These systems may increase the provision of rehabilitation a stroke survivor receives and carries out, as well as providing a learning platform that facilitates long-term self-managed rehabilitation and behaviour change. This paper describes the application of an innovative evaluative methodology to explore the utilisation of feedback for post-stroke upper-limb rehabilitation in the home. Methods Using the principles of realistic evaluation, this study aimed to test and refine intervention theories by exploring the complex interactions of contexts, mechanisms and outcomes that arise from technology deployment in the home. Methods included focus groups followed by multi-method case studies (n?=?5) before, during and after the use of computer-based equipment. Data were analysed in relation to the context-mechanism-outcome hypotheses case by case. This was followed by a synthesis of the findings to answer the question, ‘what works for whom and in what circumstances and respects?’ Results Data analysis reveals that to achieve desired outcomes through the use of ICT, key elements of computer feedback, such as accuracy, measurability, rewarding feedback, adaptability, and knowledge of results feedback, are required to trigger the theory-driven mechanisms underpinning the intervention. In addition, the pre-existing context and the personal and environmental contexts, such as previous experience of service delivery, personal goals, trust in the technology, and social circumstances may also enable or constrain the underpinning theory-driven mechanisms. Conclusions Findings suggest that the theory-driven mechanisms underpinning the utilisation of feedback from computer-based technology for home-based upper-limb post-stroke rehabilitation are dependent on key elements of computer feedback and the personal and environmental context. The identification of these elements may therefore inform the development of technology; therapy education and the subsequent adoption of technology and a self-management paradigm; long-term self-managed rehabilitation; and importantly, improvements in the physical and psychosocial aspects of recovery.

2014-01-01

144

Landfill site selection using spatial information technologies and AHP: a case study in Beijing, China.  

PubMed

Site selection is an important and necessary issue for waste management in fast-growing regions. Because of the complexity of waste management systems, the selection of the appropriate solid waste landfill site requires consideration of multiple alternative solutions and evaluation criteria. Based on actual conditions of the study area, we considered economic factors, calculated criteria weights using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP), and built a hierarchy model for solving the solid waste landfill site-selection problem in Beijing, China. A geographic information system (GIS) was used to manipulate and present spatial data. All maps are graded from 1 (lowest suitability) to 5 (highest suitability) using spatial information technologies. The candidate sites were determined by aggregation based on the criteria weights. The candidate sites are divided by 'best', 'good' and 'unsuitable' landfill areas. Best landfill areas represent optimal sites; good landfill areas can be used as back-up candidate sites. Our work offers a sitting methodology and provides essential support for decision-makers in the assessment of waste management problems in Beijing and other rapidly developing cities in developing countries. PMID:19375842

Wang, Guiqin; Qin, Li; Li, Guoxue; Chen, Lijun

2009-06-01

145

The domestication of an everyday health technology: A case study of electric toothbrushes  

PubMed Central

Using the electric toothbrush as an example, this article examines the growing acceptability of domestic health technologies that blur the traditional boundaries between health, aesthetics and consumption. By using empirical material from individual and household interviews about people's oral health practices, this research explores the relationships between an everyday artefact, its users and their environments. It investigates the ways in which oral health technologies do, or do not, become domesticated in the home environment. We conclude that the domestication of oral health technologies is not inevitable, with the electric toothbrush often becoming an ‘unstable object' in the domestic setting.

Carter, Simon; Green, Judith; Thorogood, Nicki

2013-01-01

146

Supply Chain Management: A Case Study of Using EDI and Bar Code Information Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research addresses the impact of various practices in supply chain management with EDI and barcoding information technology. While EDI represents the state of art in business forms exchange, bar code represents the state of the art in data collection...

W. Y. Wu

1997-01-01

147

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...

148

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

149

Case Study of Applying Wireless Technologies into Healthcare Industry in China and UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, there have been growing interest and activities of introducing wireless technologies into healthcare industry.\\u000a Successful development and deployment of wireless e-Health (WEHealth) systems is geographically dependent in respect of national\\u000a regulations, regional economic development, and available medial infrastructures and resources, etc. In this paper, the applications\\u000a of wireless technologies into healthcare industry are investigated in China and

Guixia Kang; Li Zhang; Shanghong Li; Ping Zhang; Said Boussakta

2007-01-01

150

The Adoption of New Communications Technologies by Firms in Rural Areas: a Scottish Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a There has been a revolution in telecommunications technologies in recent years. Less than twenty years ago, telecommunications\\u000a in the UK and most other developed countries largely consisted of a publicly owned telephone system. Since then, many new\\u000a information technologies have emerged with applications across the whole economy, such as on line data processing, the electronic\\u000a transfer of funds, and remote

David Newlands; Melanie Ward

151

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

152

The Role of Information Technology in Education Sector (A Case Study of Faisalabad - Pakistan)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the theoretical approaches of educated people about the role of information technology in the development of education sector, with particular context of Pakistan. Quantitative (measured scale) variables and qualitative thematic variables generated from open-ended responses were analyzed by applying statistical measures, i.e. SPSS, to find out the outcomes. About 91.7% of the respondents signify information technology as

Muhammad Rizwan Safdar; Falak Sher; Shabbar Iqbal; Khaliq Ali Shakir

2012-01-01

153

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

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

2009-10-26

154

Production of ethanol from sweet sorghum juice using VHG technology: a simulation case study.  

PubMed

The aims of this study were to develop the kinetic model and determine kinetic parameters describing ethanol production from sweet sorghum juice using very high gravity technology in the batch fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae NP01. The obtained experimental data were tested with four different types of model, based on the experimental data, accounting for the substrate limitation, substrate inhibition, product inhibition, and the combination of those three effects, respectively. The optimization technique to find kinetic parameters was non-linear regression using Marquardt method performed through numerical procedure. The chosen model with its kinetic parameters obtained in the batch mode was validated and tested against the other independent experimental data in the small batch-scale and large-scale fermenter, in order to investigate the applicability and scale-up effect of the model, respectively. Then, the obtained model with its parameters was applied in the simulations of the continuous and fed-batch operations to examine the concentration profiles of fermentation components with the variations in operating parameters such as the dilution rate, feed-flow rate, start-up time, and feed concentration. The results indicated that the kinetic model (the substrate limitation with substrate and product inhibition effects) was suitable to describe ethanol fermentation. In the continuous mode, using the dilution rate of 0.01 h(-1), the maximum ethanol concentration obtained was, approximately, 90 g/l whereas the simulated results from the fed-batch operation revealed that the maximum ethanol concentration at quasi-steady state condition was, approximately, 96 g/l. The start-up time of 21 h was the fastest time to reach the steady-state and quasi-steady state for both the continuous and fed-batch modes, respectively. PMID:23832188

Thangprompan, Preuk; Thanapimmetha, Anusith; Saisriyoot, Maythee; Laopaiboon, Lakkana; Srinophakun, Penjit

2013-09-01

155

Avatar-assisted case studies.  

PubMed

Engaging students in active techniques that promote learning and socialization in nursing may be achieved using Voki technology. The authors discuss a project, and its outcomes, that used avatar-assisted case studies. Instructors looking for a new teaching technology that can be integrated into case studies are encouraged to explore this venue as an active learning technology. PMID:23608909

Anderson, Judy K; Page, Angela M; Wendorf, Deborah M

2013-01-01

156

Evaluating odour control technologies using reliability and sustainability criteria - a case study for water treatment plants.  

PubMed

Technologies for odour control have been widely reviewed and their optimal range of application and performance has been clearly established. Selection criteria, mainly driven by process economics, are usually based on the air flow volume, the inlet concentrations and the required removal efficiency. However, these criteria are shifting with social and environmental issues becoming as important as process economics. A methodology is illustrated to quantify sustainability and robustness of odour control technology in the context of odour control at wastewater treatment or water recycling plants. The most commonly used odour abatement techniques (biofiltration, biotrickling filtration, activated carbon adsorption, chemical scrubbing, activated sludge diffusion and biotrickling filtration coupled with activated carbon adsorption) are evaluated in terms of: (1) sustainability, with quantification of process economics, environmental performance and social impact using the sustainability metrics of the Institution of Chemical Engineers; (2) sensitivity towards design and operating parameters like utility prices (energy and labour), inlet odour concentration (H2S) and design safety (gas contact time); (3) robustness, quantifications of operating reliability, with recommendations to improve reliability during their lifespan of operations. The results show that the odour treatment technologies with the highest investments presented the lowest operating costs, which means that the net present value (NPV) should be used as a selection criterion rather than investment costs. Economies of scale are more important in biotechniques (biofiltration and biotrickling filtration) as, at increased airflows, their reduction in overall costs over 20 years (NPV20) is more extreme when compared to the physical/chemical technologies (chemical scrubbing and activated carbon filtration). Due to their low NPV and their low environmental impact, activated sludge diffusion and biotrickling filtration are in general the most cost-effective, and probably the technologies to be considered first for odour treatment in a wastewater treatment or water recycling plant. When, in an economical and risk evaluation, the reliability is counted to be as relevant as the overall costs, a hybrid technology (biotrickling filtration with activated carbon polishing) would be comparable to biotrickling filtration and activated sludge diffusion as the most preferred technologies, when all technologies are designed to have a 99% reduction of H2S and a 95% reduction of the odour concentration. PMID:24718332

Kraakman, N J R; Estrada, J M; Lebrero, R; Cesca, J; Muñoz, R

2014-01-01

157

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

158

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

159

Using data mining technology to solve classification problems: A case study of campus digital library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Traditional library catalogs have become inefficient and inconvenient in assisting library users. Readers may spend a lot of time searching library materials via printed catalogs. Readers need an intelligent and innovative solution to overcome this problem. The paper seeks to examine data mining technology which is a good approach to fulfill readers' requirements. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data mining is

Chan-chine Chang; Ruey-shun Chen

2006-01-01

160

Comparison of Department of Defense Information Technology Acquisition Processes: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis presents a comparison and analysis of two Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition methods: the formal acquisition process and the Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD). Both processes can be, and are, used by DoD to acquire informat...

S. P. Dehlinger

2001-01-01

161

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

162

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

163

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 literature…

Parkes, Kelly A.; Kajder, Sara

2010-01-01

164

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

165

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.

166

Considerations of resource availability in technology development strategies: The case study of photovoltaics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Photovoltaic (PV) technologies have experienced considerable growth rates of up to 70% in the last years. This has been possible because of low total CO2 emissions and a positive overall energy balance for PV. Several institutions have developed future scenarios which show an increase in global electricity demand from 17000TWh in 2005 to some 60000TWh by 2050. A significant part

Anton Zuser; Helmut Rechberger

2011-01-01

167

Microcomputer Applications with Severely Disabled Adults: A Case Study in Information Transfer Using Video Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes the production process and contents of a two-hour videotape illustrating microcomputer applications with severely physically disabled adults in a long-term residential hospital in British Columbia. Software, special adaptive technology, and a program to train physically disabled adults to work in the microcomputer industry…

Summers, Edward G.; And Others

1986-01-01

168

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

169

Refrigeration: A Case Study of the Role of Science in Technological Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technological devices are often used by science teachers to illustrate scientific principles in a way that implies that the devices are simple products of science. The refrigerator is used as an example of a device for which science offers an explanation of its workings, but this should not be seen as the reason why it exists. (15 references)…

Phillips, Ross

1994-01-01

170

Integrating Multiple Subsurface Exploration Technologies in Slope Hydrogeologic Investigation: A Case Study in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Taiwan is an island located at a tectonically active collision zone between the Eurasian Plate and the Pacific Plate. Also, the island is in the subtropical climate region with frequent typhoon events that are always accompanied by intense rainfalls within a short period of time. These seismic and climatic elements frequently trigger, directly or indirectly, natural disasters such as landslides on the island with casualties and property damages. Prompted by the urge for minimizing the detrimental effects of such natural disasters, Taiwan government has initiated and funded a series of investigations and studies aimed at better understanding the causes of the natural disasters that may lead to the formulation of more effective disaster contingency plans and possibly some forecasts system. The hydrogeology of a landslide site can help unveil the detention condition of storm water entering the aquifer system of the slope as well as its groundwater condition which, in turn, plays a critical role in slope stability. In this study, a hydrogeologic investigation employing a series of subsurface exploration technologies was conducted at an active landslide site in the vicinity of Hwa Yuan Village in northern Taiwan. The site, which covers an area of approximately 0.14 km2 (35 acres) and generally ranges between 25 to 36 degree in slope, was initially investigated with ground resistivity image profiling (RIP) and electrical logging in order to determine the lithology and possibly the water-bearing capacity of the geologic units beneath the slope surface. Subsequently, both acoustic and optical borehole loggings were then applied to identify potentially significant fracture features at depth and their hydrogeologic implications. In addition, flowmeter loggings and hydraulic packer tests were conducted to further characterize the hydrogeologic system of the site and quantitatively determine the hydraulic properties of major hydrogeologic units. According to the ground resistivity profiles combined with rock core data, the geologic units can be primarily categorized into colluvium and weathered rock at depths of 4-23 m and 23-80 m, respectively. An approximately 20 m shear zone at depths of 45-65 m was found based on the detection outcome of low electrical resistance. Also, according to the borehole electrical logging, the layer of sandstone was identified in the interval of 48-59 m and 68.5-74 m and showed low water-bearing capacity. In addition, the electrical logging identified the layer of shale was in the interval of 59-68.5 m, which possessed a high water-bearing capacity. The velocity profile along the borehole was obtained from the flowmeter logging. A relatively high velocity zone (1.36~2.23 m/min) was measured in the interval of sandstone and relatively low velocity zone (0.12~0.78 m/min) was measured in the interval of shale, which is similar to those found in electrical logging. Moreover, 198 discontinuity planes were identified from the borehole image logging. The orientations of all discontinuities were calculated and compiled to draw a stereographic projection diagram. Judging from the discontinuity clusters on the stereographic projection diagram, a plane failure may possibly occur based on Hoek and Brown's criteria. This is a good demonstration that slope failure geometry and type can be determined by stereographic projection diagram analysis. The borehole images also clearly showed the structures of discontinuities at depth. They not only helped to characterize the results of the above investigation technologies but also provided useful indication in selecting specific geologic intervals for packer tests. The packer tests were conducted and the intervals were isolated based on the results of borehole and flowmeter logging. They indicated that the hydraulic conductivities of the shale and sandstone intervals are respectively 1.37Ã-10-8 m/sec and 2.68Ã-10-5-3.76Ã-10-5 m/sec, which are in good accordance with the hydraulic characteristics inferred by flowmeter logging. The aforementioned investigation results, incl

Lo, H.-C.; Hsu, S.-M.; Jeng, D.-I.; Ku, C.-Y.

2009-04-01

171

Determination of Optimal Technological Parameters of a Compaction Process: Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pelletizing as a complicated compaction process is under continuous improvement. One of the problems - determination of optimal technological parameters to attain a sufficiently high density of pellets - is solved in this paper. The statistical model of density depending on four technological factors is built based on data obtained through a central composite design. Canonical analysis is used to find the stationary point, and as the received point is a saddle point, the optimal setting is determined by means of ridge analysis. Special attention is paid to the uncertainty associated with the indirect measurement of the pellet density. Substantial differences in the density exist between pellets created under the same conditions, and especially the type-A uncertainty must be taken into consideration

Jarošová, E.; Kureková, E.

2013-01-01

172

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

2006-01-01

173

Environmental contamination by technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material - TENORM: A case study of phosphogypsum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  In the last decades considerable attention has been given to technologically enhanced natural occurring radioactive material\\u000a (TENORM). Within this frame, of particular concern is the phosphate fertilizer industry, located in Cubatão, São Paulo State,\\u000a Southwest Brazil. This industry is responsible for the production of 69 million tons of phosphogypsum waste, which is stockpiled\\u000a in the surrounding environment. This waste concentrates

P. S. C. Silva; B. P. Mazzilli; D. I. T. Fávaro

2006-01-01

174

Light emission and TRE for a 120 nm technology case study: how much wavelength shift?  

Microsoft Academic Search

After a brief review of light emission in field effect transistors, we extract some electrical and physical parameters linked to the emission of photons such as VDD and channel length. Using 120 nm technology structures (nMOS, pMOS, inverters, etc.) we compare emissions with the following detectors: CCD, MCT for static emission, PICA, SiAPD and SSPD for time resolved photon emission

M. Remmach; R. Desplats; P. Perdu; J. P. Roux; M. Vallet; S. Dudit; P. Sardin

2004-01-01

175

Assessment of industrial land use intensity: A case study of Beijing economic-technological development area  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, great economic output of land has been achieved in economic-technological development areas in China, but\\u000a the intensity of land use in some of these areas is very low. The degree of the low intensity of land use needs to be evaluated.\\u000a The current method of comprehensive evaluation and grading by one index system has the limitations due

Daquan Huang; Wei Wan; Teqi Dai; Jinshe Liang

2011-01-01

176

Comparison of end-of-life tire treatment technologies: a Chinese case study.  

PubMed

The aim of this paper is to compare different end-of-life tire (ELT) treatment technologies in China from an environmental and economic perspective. Four treatment technologies were evaluated: ambient grinding, devulcanization, pyrolysis and illegal tire oil extraction. Life cycle assessment (LCA) was applied to evaluate the potential environmental impact of each treatment based on the Eco-indicator 99 (Hierarchist approach) method provided by GaBi 4 software. The final result shows that pyrolysis represents the environmentally benign option while illegal tire oil extraction caused the worst damages. For the three legal treatments, although high credit was obtained when considering avoided impacts from recycled materials and energy, they have great impact as to respiratory effects (inorganic) dominantly contributed by energy production stage, which implies that the emphasis on environmental policies related to ELT treatment should shift from the control of emissions from treatment process to the reduction of energy consumption. A simplified comparison of net benefits and total impacts shows that the most eco-effective ELT treatment technology is pyrolysis, followed by dynamic devulcanization and ambient grinding. The illegal tire oil extraction, however, must be prohibited immediately because of its highest environmental pollution and lowest net benefit. PMID:20615682

Li, Xingfu; Xu, He; Gao, Yingnan; Tao, Yijun

2010-11-01

177

Brazilian Aerospace Industry: A Case Study of the Technological Impact of Offset Agreements in a Recipient Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines the role of the technology in determining the technological independence, national security enhancement, and economic benefits which occur as a result of military offset agreements in recipient countries. The study defines trade offse...

J. E. Menezes

1989-01-01

178

Enhancement of Cognitive Processing by Multiple Sclerosis Patients Using Liquid Cooling Technology: A Case Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent neuropsychological studies demonstrate that cognitive dysfunction is a common symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis. In many cases the presence of cognitive impairment affects the patient's daily activities to a greater extent than would be found due to their physical disability alone. Cognitive dysfunction can have a significant impact on the quality of life of both the patient and that of their primary caregiver. Two cognitively impaired male MS patients were given a visual discrimination task before and after a one hour cooling period. The subjects were presented a series of either red or blue circles or triangles. One of these combinations, or one fourth of the stimuli, was designated as the "target" presentation. EEG was recorded from 20 scalp electrodes using a Tracor Northern 7500 EEG/ERP system. Oral and ear temperatures were obtained and recorded manually every five minutes during the one hour cooling period. The EEG ERP signatures from each series of stimuli were analyzed in the energy density domain to determine the locus of neural activity at each EEG sampling time. The first subject's ear temperature did not decrease during the cooling period. It was actually elevated approximately 0.05 C by the end of the cooling period compared to his mean of control period value. In turn, Subject One's discrimination performance and cortical energy remained essentially the same after body cooling. In contrast, Subject Two's ear temperature decreased approx. 0.8 C during his cooling period. Subject Two's ERROR score decreased from 12 during the precooling control period to 2 after cooling. His ENERGY value increased approximately 300%, from a precooling value of approximately 200 to a postcooling value of nearly 600. These findings might be interpreted by the following three-part hypothesis: (1) the general cognitive impairment of MS patients may be a result of low or unfocused metabolic energy conversion in the cortex; (2) such differences show up most strongly in reduced energy in the occipital region during the initial processing of the precooling period visual stimulus which may indicate impaired early visual processing; and (3) increased postcooling activation in the le ft angular gyrus may result in enhanced higher-level reasoning related to processing visual task information. By this hypothesis the superior performance of Subject Two following body cooling may be a result of increased neural activation in his early visual recognition and processing centers.

Montgomery, Leslie D.; Ku, Yu-Tsuan E.; Montgomery, Richard W.; Kliss, Mark (Technical Monitor)

1997-01-01

179

Deliberate versus emergent strategies: a case study of information technology in the Post Office  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to examine the deliberate versus reactive elements of the strategy process with reference to the strategic information management of the Post Office. As the literature on strategic management has evolved, there has been much emphasis on the planning aspect of the strategy process. However, in many cases strategy is imposed due to circumstances and the organisation has

Nerys Fuller-Love; Joan Cooper

2000-01-01

180

Use of electrochemical technology to increase the quality of the effluents of bio-oxidation processes. A case studied.  

PubMed

In this work, it has been studied the use of conductive-diamond electrochemical oxidation (CDEO) as a refining technology to assure the quality of the effluents of door manufacturing processes (DMP). To do this, the raw effluents of these factories have been treated by a combination of physicochemical, biological and CDEO treatments. CDEO was found to be a feasible alternative to the refinement of a wooden DMP waste. It can successfully decrease the organic load of the effluents of the biological oxidation with low energy requirements. In addition, in case of incidents in the biological process, CDEO can treat successfully the effluents of the coagulation process. The effluents of the biological treatment have also been treated by CDEO in order to check the possible use of electrochemical technology to increase the biodegradability of the effluents and their possible recycle to the biological treatment. Unfortunately, electrochemical technology was found to be not adequate to increase the biodegradability of the effluents of a biological treatment. The hard oxidation conditions generated during CDEO do not lead to the accumulation of intermediates but to the almost direct formation of carbon dioxide. Lowering the current density or changing the electrodes can not enhance the biodegradability of the effluents of an electrochemical cell. PMID:18501407

Cañizares, Pablo; Beteta, Alberto; Sáez, Cristina; Rodríguez, Lourdes; Rodrigo, Manuel A

2008-07-01

181

STS-Astro: Astronomy in the focus of Science, Technology and Society and Case Study in Education Distance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dissertation addresses the focus of Astronomy in Science, Technology and Society [STS}, which the author calls the STS-Astro. Observes the International Year of the Astronomy 2009 [IYA 2009] as one of the greatest experiences STS worldwide, causing unprecedented integration between science, technology and humanities, with positive impacts in many sectors of society and are still worthy of study, specially in Brazil due to the implementation of the International Year of Astronomy, Brazil 2009 [IYABrazil-2009}. Astronomy is also investigated in the area of Education, based mainly on theoretical aspects of educational socio-interacionist of Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (Vygotsky, 1991, 2008 and 2012, p. 103-117) and socio-historical cultural of Paulo Reglus Neves Freire (1979, 1982 and 1996), but when necessary and still keeping the field of constructivism, properly taking advantage of the interactionism and transdisciplinarity of Jean William Fritz Piaget (1983). Concerning Distance Education [DE], it is noted significant growth at the graduate and postgraduate courses. New challenges arise, with the establishment of an increasingly accustomed to Information and Communication Technologies [ICT] and the teaching methodologies to be used and developed, with Astronomy becoming an important instrument in the teaching-learning process associated technologies. Using the methodology of action research, we proceeded with a case study involving 26 students of the discipline of Astronomy Topics applied to Education, between November 1 and December 17, 2012, of the postgraduation courses in Distance Education at the Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul [Southern Cross University]. The results obtained permit statistical surveys therefore quantitative, but also qualitative information about the teaching-learning Astronomy by DE. Analyses of performance and progress of each student and set permit a finding interaction among those involved in the mediation of the teacher-tutor who, in turn, as a researcher also went through changes to processes meet also inserted in the role of agent or actor, while also influences and is influenced.

Ferreira, O. R.

2014-02-01

182

Innovative technology conserves resources and generates savings: a case study from the Sunnybrook Regional Processing Centre.  

PubMed

The regional processing centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre recently faced the substantial challenge of increasing cleaning capacity to meet the current workload and anticipated future demand without increasing its operating budget. The solution, upgrading its cleaning and decontamination system to a highly automated system, met both objectives. An analysis of the impact of the change found that the new system provided additional benefits, including improved productivity and cleaning quality; decreased costs; reduced water, electricity and chemical use; improved worker safety and morale; and decreased overtime. Investing in innovative technology improved key departmental outcomes while meeting institutional environmental and cost savings objectives. PMID:20057236

Karim, Abdool Z

2009-01-01

183

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

184

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

185

Haikibutsu hatsuden donyu gijutsu chosa nado. Case study no jisshi 1. (Survey of the waste-fueled power generation introducing technology. Case study 1 (fiscal 1996)).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A case study on A city was conducted aiming at making a detailed manual for introducing the waste-fueled power generation. The study was made in terms of a large-capacity waste-fueled power plant, estimation of the waste amount considering wide-area proce...

1997-01-01

186

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

187

Expert system technologies for Space Shuttle decision support: Two case studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper addresses the issue of integrating the C Language Integrated Production System (CLIPS) into distributed data acquisition environments. In particular, it presents preliminary results of some ongoing software development projects aimed at exploiting CLIPS technology in the new mission control center (MCC) being built at NASA Johnson Space Center. One interesting aspect of the control center is its distributed architecture; it consists of networked workstations which acquire and share data through the NASA/JSC-developed information sharing protocol (ISP). This paper outlines some approaches taken to integrate CLIPS and ISP in order to permit the development of intelligent data analysis applications which can be used in the MCC. Three approaches to CLIPS/IPS integration are discussed. The initial approach involves clearly separating CLIPS from ISP using user-defined functions for gathering and sending data to and from a local storage buffer. Memory and performance drawbacks of this design are summarized. The second approach involves taking full advantage of CLIPS and the CLIPS Object-Oriented Language (COOL) by using objects to directly transmit data and state changes from ISP to COOL. Any changes within the object slots eliminate the need for both a data structure and external function call thus taking advantage of the object matching capabilities within CLIPS 6.0. The final approach is to treat CLIPS and ISP as peer toolkits. Neither is embedded in the other; rather the application interweaves calls to each directly in the application source code.

Ortiz, Christopher J.; Hasan, David A.

1994-01-01

188

Gaps in Management Education: A Case Study of University of Management and Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper aims to identify the gaps in management education highlighted by 3 primary stakeholders: students, faculty and alumni. The study tries to address the issue of relevance and compatibility of management education and investigates areas of improvement perceived by respondents. The paper assumes that business departments of universities…

Abdur-Raouf; Kalim, Rukhsana; Siddiqi, Ahmed F.

2010-01-01

189

The Use of Mobile Technologies in Project-Based Science: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main aim of this study was to examine how a group of elementary students perceived their engagement in a project-based science intervention investigating the water quality of a local lake. The students collaborated with a scientist to conduct various experiments and used handheld computers to collect and analyze data in order to examine the…

Avraamidou, Lucy

2013-01-01

190

Landfill site selection using spatial information technologies and AHP: A case study in Beijing, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Site selection is an important and necessary issue for waste management in fast-growing regions. Because of the complexity of waste management systems, the selection of the appropriate solid waste landfill site requires consideration of multiple alternative solutions and evaluation criteria. Based on actual conditions of the study area, we considered economic factors, calculated criteria weights using the analytical hierarchy process

Guiqin Wang; Li Qin; Guoxue Li; Lijun Chen

2009-01-01

191

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

192

A Case Study: Teaching Engineering Concepts in Science. Research in Engineering and Technology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to describe a teacher developed high school engineering course, to identify teaching strategies used in the process of delivering math and science literacy through this course, to identify challenges and constraints that occurred during its development and delivery, and to describe the strategies that were used to overcome…

Stricker, David R.

2010-01-01

193

Student Levels of Engagement in Learning: A Case Study of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

South Africa is currently faced with the challenge of undesirably low through put rates in higher education. The need to keep students interested and motivated to succeed are key objectives of many lecturers and institutions. Empirical studies have shown that one of the factors influencing student success at university is student engagement. This…

Ivala, Eunice; Kioko, Joseph

2013-01-01

194

Using Three Dimensional Motion Capture Technology to Describe and Assess Piano Technique: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to examine any differences that exist in the quality of motions employed by pianists when they are sight-reading versus performing repertoire. A secondary question of interest was whether or not an improvement in the efficiency of motion could be observed between two sight-reading trials of the same musical excerpt. While data analysis for the

Brenda Wristen; Nick Stergiou; Sharon Evans

2005-01-01

195

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

196

Attitudes of fertile and infertile woman towards new reproductive technologies: a case study of Lithuania  

PubMed Central

Background This article analyzes several key issues in the debate: the acceptability of in vitro fertilization; regulation of assisted reproduction and the possibilities of reimbursement for assisted reproduction treatment in Lithuania. Method Two groups of respondents participated in the survey: fertile women and women with fertility disorders. 93 completed questionnaires from women with fertility problems and 146 from women with no fertility problems were analysed. Results Fertile respondents more frequently perceived the embryo as a human being (Fertile Individuals – 68.5%; Infertile Individuals – 35.5%; p < 0.05) and more frequently maintained that assisted reproduction treatment should be only partly reimbursed (Fertile Individuals – 71.3%; Infertile Individuals – 39.8%; p < 0.05). Respondents with fertility disorders more frequently thought that artificial insemination procedure could also be applied to unmarried couples (Fertile Individuals – 51.4%; Infertile Individuals – 76.3%; p < 0.05), and more frequently agreed that there should be no age limit for artificial insemination procedures (Fertile Individuals – 36.3%; Infertile Individuals – 67.7%; p < 0.05). The majority of respondents in both groups (Fertile Individuals – 77.4%; Infertile Individuals – 82.8%; p < 0.05) believed that donation of reproductive cells should be regulated by law. Fertile respondents more frequently considered that strict legal regulation was necessary in case of the number of transferred embryos (Fertile Individuals – 69.2%; Infertile Individuals – 39.8%; p < 0.05) and freezing of embryos (Fertile Individuals – 69.9%; Infertile Individuals – 57.0%; p < 0.05). Conclusion Fertile respondents were statistically more likely to believe that the IVF procedure should be applied only to married couples or women who had a regular partner, the age limit should be defined and the psychological assessment of the couple’s relationship and their readiness for the IVF procedure was necessary. In contrast, infertile couples were statistically more likely than fertile respondents to maintain that the IVF procedure should be fully reimbursed by the state. Fertile respondents were statistically more likely to be categorical with respect to the number of embryos and the freezing of embryos. Meanwhile there is a statistically significant difference in opinions of infertile respondents who were in favour of stricter regulation on donation of reproductive cells.

2014-01-01

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The integration of technology into the science classroom: A case study of two senior high schools at Surabaya, Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary concern of this study was to examine if there are significant difference in teachers' perceptions and students' attitudes toward technology integrated into the science classroom based on their school group and grade level. In addition, this study also examined students' opinions toward technology as a tool of learning in the science classroom and to what extent students' attitudes

Salamun

2004-01-01

198

A case study of integrating protein interaction data using semantic web technology.  

PubMed

We describe a new ontology-driven semantic data integration approach for post-genome biology studies. Here, a view-based global schema can be automatically generated by merging RDF schemas from local databases. The semantic inconsistency of the merged schema is resolved by the creation of 'RDF ontology maps'. Data querying capability is accomplished with a virtual data repository, in which a D2RQ-based 'relational-to-RDF' map is developed to link schema to the relational database backend. With sample RDQL queries, we demonstrate that our approach significantly simplifies the retrieval of human protein interaction data from different databases containing hundreds of thousands of records. PMID:18048193

Dhanapalan, Lavanya; Chen, Jake Yue

2007-01-01

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Wearable monitoring devices for assistive technology: case studies in post-polio syndrome.  

PubMed

The correct choice and customization of an orthosis are crucial to obtain the best comfort and efficiency. This study explored the feasibility of a multivariate quantitative assessment of the functional efficiency of lower limb orthosis through a novel wearable system. Gait basographic parameters and energetic indexes were analysed during a Six-Minute Walking Test (6-MWT) through a cost-effective, non-invasive polygraph device, with a multichannel wireless transmission, that carried out electro-cardiograph (ECG); impedance-cardiograph (ICG); and lower-limb accelerations detection. Four subjects affected by Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) were recruited. The wearable device and the semi-automatic post-processing software provided a novel set of objective data to assess the overall efficiency of the patient-orthosis system. Despite the small number of examined subjects, the results obtained with this new approach encourage the application of the method thus enlarging the dataset to validate this promising protocol and measuring system in supporting clinical decisions and out of a laboratory environment. PMID:24469354

Andreoni, Giuseppe; Mazzola, Marco; Perego, Paolo; Standoli, Carlo Emilio; Manzoni, Simone; Piccini, Luca; Molteni, Franco

2014-01-01

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The integration of technology into the science classroom: A case study of two senior high schools at Surabaya, Indonesia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary concern of this study was to examine if there are significant difference in teachers' perceptions and students' attitudes toward technology integrated into the science classroom based on their school group and grade level. In addition, this study also examined students' opinions toward technology as a tool of learning in the science classroom and to what extent students' attitudes toward technology and their perceptions of the classroom environment influence their intention to pursue technology. Four research questions were established to guide the data collection: (1) Is there any significant difference in teachers' perceptions toward technology based on their school group and grade level? (2) Is there any significant difference in students' attitudes toward technology based on their school group and grade level? (3) What are students' opinions about technology as a tool of learning in the science classroom and to what extent their attitudes toward technology and their perceptions of the classroom environment influence their intention to pursue technology? (4) What are the factors that affect technology integration into the science classroom? This study detected that most of the teachers from the traditional school have less intention in using technology than the modern school. In addition, traditional school students also view the method of using technology as interesting and fun. While most tenth-grade, eleventh-grade and twelfth-grade students planned to select technology as a tool to support their field in the university, this study found that students made this decision because they like and enjoy learning technology. Ironically, a majority of traditional school students in the twelfth-grade who are taking science as their major did not have any intentions at all to pursue technology majors in the university. Furthermore, the study also found that students, regardless of their school group and grade level differences, expected a more positive classroom environment climate during learning using technology. As composed to statistically significant differences between the modern school and traditional school that students' perceptions of their classroom environment climate during learning using technology has been found in which modern school students experience a more positive classroom climate than traditional school students.

Salamun

201

Does information technology affect the level of information literacy? : A comparative case study of high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper's aim is to study the role of information technology (IT) in the information literacy (IL) of high school students in Hamedan (Iran) through a comparative investigation into the IL skills of students of ordinary and intelligent high schools. An intelligent school refers to a school in which students make use of information technologies in education and

Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam; Vahideh Kashi-Nahanji

2011-01-01

202

Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to document the effect that wet abrasive blasting has on reducing worker exposure to crystalline silica, which has been associated with silicosis and premature death. In this study, worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica was monitored during wet abrasive blasting on the exterior walls of a parking garage to remove surface concrete and expose the underlying

Lawrence Mazzuckelli; Vijay Golla; William Heitbrink

2004-01-01

203

Persons with Multiple Disabilities Exercise Adaptive Response Schemes with the Help of Technology-Based Programs: Three Single-Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)…

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

2012-01-01

204

The Role of Information Technology in Local Government Administration in Delta State Nigeria: A Case Study of Aniocha North and Aniocha South Local Government Areas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The study aims to examine the role of information technology in Local Government Administration in Delta State, using Aniocha North and Aniocha South Local Government Areas as the case study. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey approach was used to learn what was actually happening in local government practices. Findings – IT contributes enormous value to the workings and operations

Stephen Osahon Uwaifo; Anthonia Chukwudumebi Kabadi

2006-01-01

205

The Impact of New Technologies on Occupational Profiles in the Banking Sector. Case Studies in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France. CEDEFOP Panorama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of new technologies on occupational profiles in the banking sector was examined through case studies in four European countries: Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France. In each country, three types of banking institutions were studied: merchant (Eurobank); "counter" (universal) bank; and telebank (bank operating…

Vitali, Laurence; Freiche, Jeanine; Matthews, Alison; Warmerdam, John

206

A Qualitative Study on Classroom Management and Classroom Discipline Problems, Reasons, and Solutions: A Case of Information Technologies Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate classroom management and discipline problems that Information Technology teachers have faced, and to reveal underlying reasons and possible solutions of these problems by considering the views of parents, teachers, and administrator. This study was designed as qualitative study. Subjects of this study

Erdogan, Mehmet; Kursun, Engin; Sisman, Gulcin Tan; Saltan, Fatih; Gok, Ali; Yildiz, Ismail

2010-01-01

207

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 in a technology design task that was chosen based on the scientific content of the unit. Two approaches of relating teaching science to technological design were observed and described. Through the first approach, the students were given technology lessons in addition to their science lessons. This was to provide them with the technological knowledge that they needed in designing technology such as learning about the design process, selection of appropriate materials, and selection of appropriate tools and how to use them. Also, the students were taught the social skills that will enable them to develop an effective collaborative relationship with their peers such as conflict-management and brainstorming. Through the second approach, the students were taught the science unit and then at the end of the unit the students were given the design task as an assessment of their scientific knowledge. The students' experience of designing technology for each approach was described. The study was conducted using multiple tools and instruments such as observation, videotaping, interviews, and testing. The students were also given the survey PATT-USA to measure their attitude toward technology. The study showed that the students' learning of science was impacted by their weak prerequisite knowledge in science, their poor verbal and written communication skills and their style as dependent learners. Also, the study showed the great impact of the school and classroom cultures on the participation of the students in a Design and Technology activity. The students in this study showed great resistant to participating in a Design and Technology activity. The study linked that to the culture of the classroom where the technology period was considered by the students a period of "free time" to be spent mainly on the computer, playing educational games or engaged in short term, non-demanding projects.

Sidawi, Mai M.

208

Reflective Journalling and Fieldwork: A Case Study with Library and Information Studies Students at the Queensland University of Technology, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Journal writing accompanies the fieldwork of students pursuing library degrees at Queensland University of Technology (Australia). It helps students reflect on various aspects of the practicum experience. This article describes student and supervisor responsibilities in the journalling process, and discusses survey results and anecdotal evidence…

Tilley, Christine M.

1996-01-01

209

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

210

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 one of their classes. It explores: how Nuffield materials were selected and adapted by teachers; the resulting balances between in-house and Nuffield influence; and teachers' intuitive evaluations of the materials' impact. Both teachers `injected' similar Nuffield elements into existing schemes; they took ownership, exploiting the materials' flexibility. Both prescribed the mechanical/structural elements of the product, but allowed extensive pupil autonomy over aesthetic elements. Text books were initially underused. In describing the materials' impact, one teacher emphasised pupils' learning, the other the improved quality of his own experience. This paper suggests that even a little training may greatly enhance teachers' use of Nuffield resources.

Givens, Nick

2000-01-01

211

Renewable energy and its potential for carbon emissions reductions in developing countries: Methodology for technology evaluation. Case study application to Mexico  

SciTech Connect

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 carbon emissions reductions in the future, while also meeting key criteria for commercialization and acceptability in developing countries. In addition, this study evaluates the connection between technology identification and the selection of projects that are designed to demonstrate technologies with a propensity for carbon emission reductions (e.g., Global Environmental Facility projects). Although this report applies the methodology to Mexico in a case study format, the methodology is broad based and could be applied to any developing country, as well as to other technologies. The methodology used in this report is composed of four steps: technology screening, technology identification, technology deployment scenarios, and estimates of carbon emissions reductions. The four technologies with the highest ranking in the technology identification process for the on-grid category were geothermal, biomass cogeneration, wind, and micro-/mini-hydro. Compressed natural gas (CNG) was the alternative that received the highest ranking for the transportation category.

Corbus, D.; Martinez, M.; Rodriguez, L.; Mark, J.

1994-08-01

212

Piloted rover technology study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the May 25, 1990 summary report for Space Transfer Concepts and Analyses (STCA) Study, special study task 9.1, Piloted Rovers Technology Study. Piloted rover concepts, mission scenarios, and the requirements necessary for completion of these missions resulting in the establishment of a lunar base. These tasks were intended to lead to a logical conclusion concerning which piloted rovers technologies are needed to accomplish the various missions, along with a recommended schedule for the development of these technologies.

Thrasher, D. L.

1990-01-01

213

Alleged failure to treat a technology- dependent infant in the home health care setting: A risk management case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents an actual case history of a situation that was mismanaged and re sulted in a very large settlement for the patient who was severely impaired neurologically as a result of poor crisis intervention. The case study acts as a resource for pediatric home health care providers to develop standards from a risk management perspective. It also points

Judith M. Bulau

1993-01-01

214

Informatics Education in Different Disciplines at University Level: Case Study--A Survey of Students' Attitude toward Informatics Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a quantitative study on attitudes toward the usage of Information Technology related tools and applications. The study was conducted at a private university, Turkey, with 97 female and 113 male students involved as participants. They were each presented with a questionnaire to relate their attitudes toward IT and after…

Tingoy, Ozhan; Gulluoglu, Sabri Serkan

2011-01-01

215

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

216

Are we cleaning up: 10 Superfund case studies; a special report of OTA's (Office of Technology Assessment's) assessment on Superfund implementation  

SciTech Connect

This special report presents 10 case studies of recent Superfund decisions at sites representative of a broad range of contamination problems and cleanup technologies. The report assesses the impacts of statutory provisions and program policies on environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency.

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1988-06-01

217

Technology Acceptance and Social Presence in Distance Education--A Case Study on the Use of Teleconference at a Postgraduate Course of the Hellenic Open University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines specific technological and pedagogical parameters in relation to teleconference, namely the "perceived ease of use", the "perceived usefulness", the "social presence" and the "intention to use". A case study was conducted involving postgraduate students from a modular course of the School…

Mavroidis, Ilias; Karatrantou, Anthi; Koutsouba, Maria; Giossos, Yiannis; Papadakis, Spyros

2013-01-01

218

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.

219

The results from a two-year case study of an information and communication technology support system for family caregivers.  

PubMed

Abstract Purpose: The aim was to better understand how information and communication technology (ICT) can provide support to elderly family caregivers caring for significant others suffering from dementia or stroke. Method: Ten households equipped with an ICT system, with a family caregiver and a spouse diagnosed with dementia or stroke, were followed and observed in a two-year case study. The family caregivers had regular meetings in groups organised by the municipal care of the elderly. Data from observations, semi-structured interviews, user data from the ICT system and data about the support provided by the municipality has been used to validate the findings. Results: The family caregivers socialised with users in the group as long as the users were stayed in the group. Meetings in the group were an important opportunity for exchanging experiences and to easing one"s mind. The ICT system did not reduce the municipality"s level of services to the participating families. The information built into the system has to be constantly updated to be of interest. Conclusions: An ICT support must be provided in a context of personal meetings and with a formal caregiver backing. This will empower informal or family caregivers. Such support must give the user the possibility to communicate and get access to the Internet. Implications for Rehabilitation Benefits were obtained when informal caregivers met with a group of people with whom they share the same kind of experiences and were supported by a formal caregiver. Informal caregivers need more attention and recognition. ICT systems can help but must be current and maintain the users interest. PMID:23855387

Lundberg, Stefan

2014-07-01

220

Engineering Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website on Engineering Case Studies has been developed by Geza Kardos from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Neal Holtz from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in collaboration with the RHIT Logo Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Canadian Design Engineering Network. They have gathered together a collection of information on engineering cases which provide accounts of real engineering projects. The collection of over 250 cases is intended for use in engineering education but may also be of interest to armchair engineers. Abstracts provide an overview of the case and a search function and classification system help visitors navigate the collection. They also provide an overview on how to write engineering cases, how to use engineering cases in the classroom, and "a short treatise on the use of engineering cases." Workshop notes and background on using engineering cases to introduce more design content into the engineering curriculum may also be of interest to educators.

221

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

222

Developing Computer Programming Concepts and Skills via Technology-Enriched Language-Art Projects: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching computer programming to young children has been considered difficult because of its abstract and complex nature. The objectives of this study are (1) to investigate whether an innovative educational technology tool called Scratch could enable young children to learn abstract knowledge of computer programming while creating multimedia…

Lee, Young-Jin

2010-01-01

223

"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

224

Staff Perceptions of the Role of Technology in Experiential Learning: A Case Study from an Australian University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a cross-disciplinary comparative study that examines the interplay between information and communications technologies (ICT) and experiential learning, in the context of seven fields of professional practice in undergraduate education. Our central claim is that academic teachers' framing of the meaning and nature of…

Challis, Di; Holt, Dale; Rice, Mary

2005-01-01

225

CASE STUDY CRITIQUE; UPPER CLINCH CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Case study critique: Upper Clinch case study (from Research on Methods for Integrating Ecological Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: A Trade-off Weighted Index Approach to Integrating Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment). This critique answers the questions: 1) does ...

226

Global Assessment of Hydrogen Technologies – Tasks 3 & 4 Report Economic, Energy, and Environmental Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Delivery Options in Select Alabama Markets: Preliminary Case Studies  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a set of case studies developed to estimate the cost of producing, storing, delivering, and dispensing hydrogen for light-duty vehicles for several scenarios involving metropolitan areas in Alabama. While the majority of the scenarios focused on centralized hydrogen production and pipeline delivery, alternative delivery modes were also examined. Although Alabama was used as the case study for this analysis, the results provide insights into the unique requirements for deploying hydrogen infrastructure in smaller urban and rural environments that lie outside the DOE’s high priority hydrogen deployment regions. Hydrogen production costs were estimated for three technologies – steam-methane reforming (SMR), coal gasification, and thermochemical water-splitting using advanced nuclear reactors. In all cases examined, SMR has the lowest production cost for the demands associated with metropolitan areas in Alabama. Although other production options may be less costly for larger hydrogen markets, these were not examined within the context of the case studies.

Fouad, Fouad H.; Peters, Robert W.; Sisiopiku, Virginia P.; Sullivan Andrew J.; Gillette, Jerry; Elgowainy, Amgad; Mintz, Marianne

2007-12-01

227

Group communication media choice and the use of information and communication technology to support learning: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 designed following the case study research methodology and design of

Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim; Robert Heckman

2005-01-01

228

A Case Study of the Implementation of an Engineering Program into a High School Technology Education Classroom. Research in Engineering and Technology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a case study format, the authors' objective was to collect data related to the following research questions: (1) What criteria do teachers and districts use when selecting engineering design experiences for infusion into high school classes and which of these criteria are most effective?; and (2) What issues, opportunities, and constraints…

Shumway, Steven; Wright, Geoff

2009-01-01

229

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Special Education System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The focus of this paper is to study the current information and communication technology (ICT) in special education system\\u000a in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and reveal its issues. This research was conducted by the ministry of education (MOE),\\u000a Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and University of Hail. A qualitative approach was used to reveal the issues of information and

Mukhtar M. Rana; Mohammad Fakrudeen; Mahdi H. Miraz; Sufian Yousef; Alshammari Abderrahman Torqi

230

The emergence of technology-based service systems : A case study of a telehealth project in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for studying the process of technology-based service system innovation from a broad perspective using an approach that elucidates the non-linear facets of this process. The framework draws on Lévy-Strauss's concept of bricolage, which implies that individuals' “making do with resources at hand,” as opposed to managerial visions, can

Anna Essén

2009-01-01

231

Competition and Synergy of Different Technologies in the Subsurface: A Case Study for CCS vs. Geothermal Energy Production  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global climate change, shortage of resources and the resulting turn towards renewable sources of energy lead to a growing demand for the utilization of subsurface systems. Among these competing uses are Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), geothermal energy, nuclear waste disposal, "renewable" methane or hydrogen storage as well as the ongoing production of fossil resources like oil, gas, and coal. The different uses of the subsurface can result in competition for the limited subsurface space, but in some cases there may also be synergetic effects, if the technologies are combined in a clever way. The idea behind this case study is to investigate the effects of a CCS site on a geothermal power plant operated in its vicinity and present both positive and negative impacts. During CCS operations large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) are injected into a storage formation. This causes a pressure increase as the brine in the formation is displaced by CO2. These elevations in pressure can have an extent of several tens of kilometers from the injection well in contrast to the much smaller extent of the CO2 plume. If geothermal power plants operate in the range influenced by pressure evaluation, this may have an impact on their performance. For example: Increased discharge of "warm" brine could be favorable for geothermal power plants as the time until thermal depletion of the reservoir may also increase Early breakthrough of the cold water front between an injection and an extraction well due to a brine discharge "pushing" the cold water front towards the extraction well may lead to a decrease in performance of the power plant Of course, there is a huge number of possible hydrogeological settings and technical configurations for geothermal power production that may be combined to an even larger number of possible scenarios. In this work however we use a simple model setup in which we incorporate and vary the parameters that we think are crucial. Only porous (not fractured) aquifer systems are considered here with a geothermal doublet system (cold water injection and warm water withdrawal). The CCS operation is assumed to take place in the same layer as the geothermal power/heat generation. The CO2 injection itself is not simulated, instead the brine discharge is implemented by an increase of pressure at one side of the domain with respect to the initial conditions. The discharge is varied by changing the pressure at the boundary within a range plausible for CCS operations. Different configurations of the extraction and injection wells of the doublet system with respect to a CCS operation are tested and compared to a reference system without the effect of increased brine discharge. With this work we want to explore the relevance of possible positive or negative impacts of a CCS operation on the performance of a geothermal power plant.

Kissinger, Alexander; Juan-Lien Ramírez, Alina; Class, Holger

2013-04-01

232

Advanced Life Support Water Recycling Technologies Case Studies: Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal and Direct Osmotic Concentration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Design for microgravity has traditionally not been well integrated early on into the development of advanced life support (ALS) technologies. NASA currently has a many ALS technologies that are currently being developed to high technology readiness levels but have not been formally evaluated for microgravity compatibility. Two examples of such technologies are the Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal Technology and the Direct Osmotic Concentration Technology. This presentation will cover the design of theses two systems and will identify potential microgravity issues.

Flynn, Michael

2004-01-01

233

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this case-study is to narrate a secondary science teacher’s experience of his professional development (PD)\\u000a education and training in innovative technologies (IT) in the context of engaging students in environmental research projects\\u000a The sources from which the narrative is derived include (1) the science teacher’s reflective reports during three summer institute\\u000a programs and (2) the science teacher’s

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

2011-01-01

234

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

235

Haikibutsu hatsuden donyu gijutsu chosa nado. Case study no jisshi 1. (Survey of the waste-fueled power generation introducing technology. Case study 1 (fiscal 1995)).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In respect to a cleaning plant which A city is planning to construct, a study was conducted of a rough design of a system of the waste-fueled power plant aiming at high efficiency. The cleaning plant is planned to be constructed at the seashore reclaimed ...

1996-01-01

236

Using Web Crawler Technology for Text Analysis of Geo-Events: A Case Study of the Huangyan Island Incident  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the social networking and network socialisation have brought more text information and social relationships into our daily lives, the question of whether big data can be fully used to study the phenomenon and discipline of natural sciences has prompted many specialists and scholars to innovate their research. Though politics were integrally involved in the hyperlinked word issues since 1990s, automatic assembly of different geospatial web and distributed geospatial information systems utilizing service chaining have explored and built recently, the information collection and data visualisation of geo-events have always faced the bottleneck of traditional manual analysis because of the sensibility, complexity, relativity, timeliness and unexpected characteristics of political events. Based on the framework of Heritrix and the analysis of web-based text, word frequency, sentiment tendency and dissemination path of the Huangyan Island incident is studied here by combining web crawler technology and the text analysis method. The results indicate that tag cloud, frequency map, attitudes pie, individual mention ratios and dissemination flow graph based on the data collection and processing not only highlight the subject and theme vocabularies of related topics but also certain issues and problems behind it. Being able to express the time-space relationship of text information and to disseminate the information regarding geo-events, the text analysis of network information based on focused web crawler technology can be a tool for understanding the formation and diffusion of web-based public opinions in political events.

Hu, H.; Ge, Y. J.

2013-11-01

237

The implications of cost-effectiveness analysis of medical technology. Background paper number 2: case studies of medical technologies. Case study number 13: cardiac radionuclide imaging and cost effectiveness  

SciTech Connect

Cardiac radionuclide imaging is a new and rapidly expanding diagnostic technology that promises to make significant contributions to the diagnosis and management of heart disease. Dynamic changes are occurring in the technology at the same time diffusion is taking place. The combination of diffusion and technological development creates an imperative for careful evaluation and prospective planning. Clinical applications of cardiac imaging include the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, evaluation of cardiac function abnormalities, verification of the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), and monitoring of patients under treatment for establishing cardiac disease. The report describes the dimensions of the technology of cardiac radionuclide imaging. Information is summarized on the industry producing radionuclide imaging equipment, on clinical applications of technology, and on the costs and efficacies of the various techniques. Finally, formulation of some of the issues involved in the assessment of the technology's cost effectiveness is presented.

Not Available

1982-05-01

238

Study to Investigate the Determinants for the Use of Wireless Technology in Healthcare Setting: A Case of Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among various technological developments, the use of wireless technologies is emerging rapidly in the developing and industrialized economies. Healthcare environment is no exception to this phenomenon, whereas the healthcare environments have unique characteristics and uptake of wireless handheld technologies in a healthcare environment is complex and exceptional. For example in healthcare environment, individuals are trying to save lives instead of

Abdul Hafeez-Baig; Raj Gururajan; Joseph M. Mula; Meng Kuan Lin

2009-01-01

239

Cases, Simulacra, and Semantic Web Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Ensemble" is an interdisciplinary research and development project exploring the potential role of emerging Semantic Web technologies in case-based learning across learning environments in higher education. Empirical findings have challenged the claim that cases "bring reality into the classroom" and that this, in turn, might provide the basis…

Carmichael, P.; Tscholl, M.

2013-01-01

240

Geosynchronous Technology Infusion Studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA and NOAA are now sponsoring Advanced Geosynchronous Studies (AGeoS), technology work that will lead to the next generation of space sensors located in geosynchronous orbit. This report briefly describes the initial steps being taken to investigate the high priority geosynchronous measurement needs identified so far.

Hilliard, L.; Jenstrom, D.; Chesters, D.; Racette, P.

1997-01-01

241

Case Study: Shark Attack  

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 upper extremity. 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.

Herbert House (Elon University Biology)

2002-05-24

242

Case Study: Uretero What?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school, undergraduate and/or professional students in physiology and anatomy. In particular this case study explores reproductive biology. 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.

Laura Lorentzen (Kean University Science and Technology Education)

2008-04-08

243

Case Study: Ellen's Choice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores spinal anatomy, aging of bone, and explores the basic physiology of inflammation. 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 Harper (New York University Steinhardt School of Education Department of Health Studies)

2001-04-03

244

An application of multiattribute decision analysis to the Space Station Freedom program. Case study: Automation and robotics technology evaluation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results are described of an application of multiattribute analysis to the evaluation of high leverage prototyping technologies in the automation and robotics (A and R) areas that might contribute to the Space Station (SS) Freedom baseline design. An implication is that high leverage prototyping is beneficial to the SS Freedom Program as a means for transferring technology from the advanced development program to the baseline program. The process also highlights the tradeoffs to be made between subsidizing high value, low risk technology development versus high value, high risk technology developments. Twenty one A and R Technology tasks spanning a diverse array of technical concepts were evaluated using multiattribute decision analysis. Because of large uncertainties associated with characterizing the technologies, the methodology was modified to incorporate uncertainty. Eight attributes affected the rankings: initial cost, operation cost, crew productivity, safety, resource requirements, growth potential, and spinoff potential. The four attributes of initial cost, operations cost, crew productivity, and safety affected the rankings the most.

Smith, Jeffrey H.; Levin, Richard R.; Carpenter, Elisabeth J.

1990-01-01

245

Using Multiple Big Datasets and Machine Learning to Produce a New Global Particulate Dataset: A Technology Challenge Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A BigData case study is described where multiple datasets from several satellites, high-resolution global meteorological data, social media and in-situ observations are combined using machine learning on a distributed cluster using an automated workflow. The global particulate dataset is relevant to global public health studies and would not be possible to produce without the use of the multiple big datasets, in-situ data and machine learning.To greatly reduce the development time and enhance the functionality a high level language capable of parallel processing has been used (Matlab). A key consideration for the system is high speed access due to the large data volume, persistence of the large data volumes and a precise process time scheduling capability.

Lary, D. J.

2013-12-01

246

A Reflection in the Innovation and Technology Transfer Experience in a Regional Micro-Manufacturer: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an investigation into the innovation and technology transfer (I&TT) process in the Small-to- Medium (SME) sector within a University-Industry collaboration context. This paper provides an initial insight into the main influencing factors that affect innovation and technology transfer (I&TT) in regional micro-manufacturers. This paper explores and reflects on the innovation and technology transfer experience by embedding oneself

Steven Goh; David Thorpe

2008-01-01

247

Technology transfer of an innovative remediation technology from the laboratory to the field: a case study of in situ aerobic cometabolic bioremediation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scaling-up an environmental remediation technology from the laboratory to the field to commercial use may be problematic at various levels. There could be a number of scientific and engineering problems that must be overcome when transitioning a technology from the laboratory to the field. Mass transfer limitations, large-scale spatial heterogeneities, and fluctuating environmental conditions, all of which may not play

M. N. Goltz; G. C. Mandalas; G. D. Hopkins; P. L. McCarty

1998-01-01

248

Evolving Uses of Technology in Case-Based Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study-based teacher education has been advocated since the mid-1980s. The evolution of technology-facilitated, case study-based professional development for adult education professionals may be traced by examining three projects involving the National Center on Adult Literacy and the International Literacy Institute at University of…

Smith, Janet C.; Diaz, Ricardo

249

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

250

New Information and Communication Technologies and Local Clustering of Firms: A Case Study of the Xingwang Industrial Park in Beijing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent advances in telecommunications technologies have initiated debates on the changing balance between centralizing and decentralizing forces driving economic activities. The literature reveals that new information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs) have been driving new economic activities into a number of cities and regions with well-developed information infrastructures while within these cities and regions new industries tend to disperse as a

Weidong Liu; Peter Dicken; Henry W. C. Yeung

2004-01-01

251

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

252

Exploring intra-firm technology transfer in the IC-industry: Case study of an international firm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technological advancement in IC- manufacturing continues to increase in demand of about 8-10% per year. Due to continued and rapid growing market for IC industry, extension of semiconductor manufacturing sites wafer fabrication (fab) is necessary. Large-scale firms have to transfer the manufacturing technology from one country to another in order to save cost. One of key issues for the firms

James K. C. Chen; Massoud Moslehpour; Austin C. P. Lin; Bulgan Bayaraa

2011-01-01

253

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

254

Effects of information technologies, department characteristics and individual roles on improving knowledge sharing visibility: a qualitative case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge sharing visibility (KSV) is a critical environmental factor which can reduce social loafing in knowledge sharing (KS). This is especially true in ICT-based KS in learning organisations. As such, it is imperative that we better understand how to design technology enabled knowledge management systems (KMS) to support high KSV. This article examines the impact of knowledge management technology functions

Xi Zhang; Douglas R. Vogel; Zhongyun Zhou

2012-01-01

255

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

256

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

257

Design, development and implementation of a voice email system using next generation networks technology - a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

More companies build the next generation networks for developing applications, it gives birth to more solutions and products for the needs of the market. The voice email system is definitely one of them and it becomes another trend for the technology savvy users. The voice email system becomes a starting point of the voice browsing technologies over the phone where

E. Siew

2005-01-01

258

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

259

Integrated optics technology study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The materials and processes available for the fabrication of single mode integrated electrooptical components are described. Issues included in the study are: (1) host material and orientation, (2) waveguide formation, (3) optical loss mechanisms, (4) wavelength selection, (5) polarization effects and control, (6) laser to integrated optics coupling,(7) fiber optic waveguides to integrated optics coupling, (8) souces, (9) detectors. The best materials, technology and processes for fabrication of integrated optical components for communications and fiber gyro applications are recommended.

Chen, B.

1982-01-01

260

Qualitative Case Study Guidelines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents guidelines for conducting qualitative case studies. Yin's case study process is elaborated on and additional principles from the wider literature are integrated and explained. It is expected that following the guidelines presented in ...

S. Baskarada

2013-01-01

261

Parallel Thermal Analysis Technology Using an Infrared Camera for High-Throughput Evaluation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: A Case Study of Melting Point Determination  

PubMed Central

Various techniques for physical characterization of active pharmaceutical ingredients, including X-ray powder diffraction, birefringence observation, Raman spectroscopy, and high-performance liquid chromatography, can be conducted using 96-well plates. The only exception among the important characterization items is the thermal analysis, which can be a limiting step in many cases, notably when screening the crystal/salt form. In this study, infrared thermal camera technology was applied for thermal characterization of pharmaceutical compounds. The melting temperature of model compounds was determined typically within 5 min, and the obtained melting temperature values agreed well with those from differential scanning calorimetry measurements. Since many compounds can be investigated simultaneously in this infrared technology, it should be promising for high-throughput thermal analysis in the pharmaceutical developmental process.

2010-01-01

262

Six Case Studies on Alternative Construction Methods: One-Step 'Turnkey' Facility Acquisition and Architectural Fabric Structure Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Building technologies and practices have emerged in recent years as alternatives to traditional design and construction in meeting cost, time, and quality goals of owners and builders. Some of these methods are used frequently in commercial construction m...

A. Rivas R. G. Kapolnek T. D. Holcomb T. P. Napier

1988-01-01

263

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

2012-01-01

264

Case Study: Football Fanaticism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and professional degree students in anatomy, physiology and/or pharmaceutical sciences. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the central nervous system, major motor and sensory tracts. Integrative physiology courses may use this case to incorporate the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems. 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.

PhD Dayton J Ford (St. Louis College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

2003-07-03

265

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

266

New and Innovative Library Services: Moving with Web 2.0 / Library 2.0 Technology, a Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We give an overview and definition of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 technology, especially addressing how it changes access to collections for users. We also describe its unlimited possibilities. The various components of Library 2.0 viz blogs, wikis, RSS, instant messaging, social networking, podcasting, and tagging are briefly summarized. Initiatives at three special information centers and libraries (IUCAA — Astronomy and Astrophysics; IIT — Science and Technology; and NIV — Viral Diseases) are described. We conclude with a futuristic view of Library 2.0.

Sahu, H. K.; Pathak, S. K.; Singh, S. N.

2010-10-01

267

A case study in technology utilization: Industrial products and practices. [summary of benefits to national economy resulting from space programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In pursuit of such missions as Apollo, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has called into being unique equipment that obviously has little direct application beyond the achievement of mission objectives. Yet, to assume that further direct application of space program hardware is somehow a measure of the industrial benefits accruing to the nation is to misunderstand how the creation of new technology affects modern industrial capability. This document presents a profile of the significant ways in which technological developments in response to aerospace mission requirements have been coupled into industrial practice, with the result being that improved products and processes are now being utilized to benefit the nation.

1973-01-01

268

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

269

Case Study: Comparison between the Acoustic Performance of a Mixed Building Technology Building and a Conventional Building  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this work is to compare the acoustical performance of MBT (Mixed Building Technology) constructions and conventional buildings. The sound insulation performance of a MBT construction was assessed by tests done in situ. The results were compared with similar data from earlier measurements undertaken by the Building Physics Laboratory of the University of Minho in Portugal, and from

Luís Bragança; Jorge Patrício

270

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

271

PROCESSING CRUDE OIL: SELECTION OF TECHNOLOGIES AND PETROCHEMICALS PRODUCTS USING MULTICRITERIA METHODS. {A CASE STUDY OF MULTILEVEL PLANNING}  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose a system of models to show the importance of Petrochemical's Industry value added. The Petrochemical Industry is structured in a network, having different alternative routes of production and their correspondent technologies in a network formed initially from the basic until final petrochemicals. It has been considered that basic petrochemicals were produced through Refineries with a

Claudia García Aranda

272

Information Technology Infusion Case Study: Integrating Google Earth(Trademark) into the A-Train Data Depot  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This poster paper represents the NASA funded project that was to employ the latest three dimensional visualization technology to explore and provide direct data access to heterogeneous A-Train datasets. Google Earth (tm) provides foundation for organizing, visualizing, publishing and synergizing Earth science data .

Smith, Peter; Kempler, Steven; Leptoukh, Gregory; Chen, Aijun

2010-01-01

273

Investigating Interaction between Science and Design & Technology (D&T) in the Secondary School--A Case Study Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interaction between science and design and technology (D&T) in schools is seen by many educationalists and industrialists as being desirable. During the period 1970 to 1990 progress was made in the UK, however the advent of the national curriculum compartmentalised subjects thus hindering further progress. Bodies in the UK such as the Office for…

Lewis, Tim; Barlex, David; Chapman, Colin

2007-01-01

274

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

275

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

276

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

277

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

278

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research described and analyzed teachers' perceptions of technology as a catalyst for stimulating classroom constructivist practices. The teachers were located at multiple schools in one Florida county. The teachers were selected based on participation in the Education through Dynamic Global Experiences (EDGE) program. This One-to-One program…

Menard, Lynne Brown

2010-01-01

279

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

280

In-Service Assistive Technology Training to Support People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assistive technology (AT) benefits many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The appropriate application of accommodation solutions, whether they involve the use of AT or not, can be a complex process involving a team of people with various backgrounds. This article describes an in-service AT training program that…

Haynes, Scott

2013-01-01

281

A novel high-pressure precipitation tandem homogenization technology for drug nanocrystals production - a case study with ursodeoxycholic acid.  

PubMed

To overcome the limitations of the conventional particle size reduction technologies, a novel combinative particle size reduction method for the effective production of homogeneous nanosuspensions was investigated. Ursodeoxycholic acid, a poorly soluble drug representative, was tried to prepare nanosuspension by homogenization technology and high-pressure precipitation tandem homogenization technology. It was shown that the combinative approach could significantly improve the particle size reduction effectiveness over conventional homogenization approach. The Box-Behnken design analysis for process optimization revealed that the acceptable UDCA-NS was obtained wherein the optimal values of A, B, C and D were 10%, 500?bar, 0.125 and 600?bar, respectively. SEM results demonstrated that no significant aggregation or crystals growth could be observed in the freeze-dried UDCA nanocrystals. The DSC and XRD results showed that UDCA remained in a crystalline state. Dissolution velocities of the freeze-dried UDCA-NS powder were distinctly superior compared to those of the crude powder and physical mixture. The high-pressure precipitation tandem homogenization technology can be a good choice for nanosuspension preparation of poorly soluble UDCA, due to high efficiency of particle size reduction. PMID:23869484

Li, Yu; Wang, Yong; Yue, Peng-Fei; Hu, Peng-Yi; Wu, Zhen-Feng; Yang, Ming; Yuan, Hai-Long

2014-09-01

282

Innovation diffusion at the implementation stage of a construction project: a case study of information communication technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in construction industry (CI) innovation, particularly in information communication technology (ICT), has been steadily growing with the advent and widespread use of the Internet. However, despite its potential for delivering competitive advantage, many companies have failed to effectively realize promised benefits from ICT due to misunderstanding the relationship between factors and processes influencing ICT implementation. Results from recent in?depth

Vachara Peansupap; Derek H. T. Walker

2006-01-01

283

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

284

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

285

An Effective Blended Learning Solution Overcoming Pedagogical and Technological Challenges in a Remote Area - A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blended Learning, integrating face-to-face instruction with computer- mediated instruction, is a growing phenomenon. Blended solutions present pedagogical and technological difficulties, but a well-executed program can overcome challenges. The city of Kiryat Malachi faced the problem of raising the level of English proficiency of students and new immigrants. In light of past difficulties, the city wanted an affordable computer program to

Danny Glick

286

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

287

Evaluation of aquatic rehabilitation technologies for polluted urban rivers and the case study of the Foshan Channel  

Microsoft Academic Search

An index system for evaluation of technologies for urban river rehabilitation was proposed and discussed. The index system\\u000a includes indicators of cost, resources, environmental improvement, and social effects. The calculation method for an objective\\u000a value of each index based on its attributes and weights was presented. The Foshan Channel, which is a seriously polluted,\\u000a black and malodorous urban river in

Haifeng Jia; Nan Dong; Hongtao Ma

2010-01-01

288

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The Taoge water system is located in the upstream of Taihu Lake basin and is characterized by its multi-connected rivers and\\u000a lakes. In this paper, current analyses of hydrology, hydrodynamics and water pollution of Gehu Lake and Taige Canal are presented.\\u000a Several technologies are proposed for pollution prevention and control, and water environmental protection in the Taihu Lake\\u000a basin. These

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

2011-01-01

289

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

290

Press-to-zirconia: a case study utilizing cad/cam technology and the wax injection method.  

PubMed

Computer technology is increasingly becoming an effective tool in restorative dentistry. Whether chairside or laboratory-fabricated, computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) engineering has become widely accepted in the fabrication of dental restorations. Zirconia has been successfully used in medical therapy and is now considered a viable alternative to metal as a substrate in single- and multiple-unit fixed restorations. Proper tooth preparation and handling of this material is essential for a successful outcome. This presentation will discuss how CAD/CAM systems can utilize zirconia frameworks to provide treatment of a maxillary anterior restoration. PMID:17139944

Helvey, Gregg A

2006-10-01

291

Methodological Approach for Conducting a Business Case Analysis for the Advanced Technology Ordnance Surveillance (ATOS) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this thesis is to provide a methodological approach for conducting a Business Case Analysis (BCA) for the Advanced Technology Ordnance Surveillance (ATOS) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD). This study provides a methodology f...

G. E. Kratzer

2005-01-01

292

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

293

Materials Failure Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website offers innovative course materials for teaching engineering design and analysis through failure case studies, supporting the integration of research in forensic engineering into undergraduate education. The site includes an introduction to the overall project and a bibliography as well as typical civil engineering and engineering mechanics courses, with over 50 case studies currently listed. This web site is a companion to the book Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers, Delatte, Norbert J., ASCE Press. The site is a living document that will supplement the book with web links, additional information, and supplemental illustrations. At this time, not all of the cases have been filled in yet.

Delatte, Norbert J., Jr.

2008-12-12

294

PSU Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does one teach ethics? It can be a difficult subject and different fields (medicine, law, and so on) all have different ethical considerations and issues. This fine collection of engineering case studies from the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering brings together resources from a variety of universities that have worked to address this matter. The cases are divided into separate areas that include Developing and Using Case Studies, General Science Cases, and Research Integrity Cases. Visitors shouldn't miss the bulk of the material covered in the General Engineering Cases area, which includes high-quality and contemplative materials on engineering practice ethics from SUNY-Buffalo and the National Science Foundation. The site is rounded out by a number of helpful cases developed in-house by Penn State engineering students.

2013-04-26

295

The Monitoring Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The book so far has focused on the problems associated with habitat monitoring and ways of overcoming them: the remainder of the book primarily comprises case studies that demonstrate the practical application of monitoring. The case study sites are distributed in five countries: England, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Wales, though most originate from Wales (Fig.16-1) and Sweden. In selecting the

Clive Hurford; Michael Schneider

296

The resolution of reservoir dynamics with noise based technologies: A case study from the 2006 Basel injection experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We explore the applicability of noise-based monitoring and imaging techniques in the context of the 2006 Basel stimulation experiment using data from five borehole velocimeters and five surface accelerometers located around the injection site. We observe a significant perturbation of medium properties associated with the reservoir stimulation. The transient perturbation, with a duration of 20-30 days, reaches its maximum about 15 days after shut in, when microseismic activity has ceased; it is thus associated with aseismic deformation. Inverting relative velocity change and decorrelation observations using techniques developed and applied on laboratory and local to regional seismological scales, we can image the associated deformation pattern. We discuss limits of the the frequency- and lapse-time dependent resolution and suggestions for improvements considering the 3-D network geometry together with wave propagation models. The depth sensitivity of the analyzed wave field indicates resolution of perturbation in the shallow parts of the sedimentary layer above the stimulated deep volume located in the crystalline base layer. The deformation pattern is similar to InSAR/satellite observations associated with CO2 sequestration experiments, and indicates the transfer of deformation beyond scales associated with the instantaneously stimulated volume. Our detection and localization of delayed induced shallow aseismic transient deformation indicates that monitoring the evolution of reservoir properties using the ambient seismic field provides observables that complement information obtained with standard microseismic approaches. The results constitute a significant advance for the resolution of reservoir dynamics; the technology has the potential to provide critical constraints in related geotechnical situations associated with fluid injection, fracking, (nuclear) waste management, and carbon capture and storage.

Hillers, Gregor; Husen, Stephan; Obermann, Anne; Planes, Thomas; Campillo, Michel; Larose, Eric

2014-05-01

297

Case Study: Case of the Crying Baby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the renal anatomy and physiology. 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.

Kari Mergenhagen (James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center Infectious Disease)

2003-09-15

298

Aerobraking technology studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

For a Mars Expedition, aerobrakes can play a vital role in several major mission events, including aerocapture to achieve orbit and descent to the planetary surface both at Mars and upon return to Earth. The feasibility of aerobrake designs will depend upon material and structures technologies because they will serve as a key factor in determining: (1) aerobrake mass and mass fraction; (2) the extent to which aerobrakes can survive the thermal environment. This is especially important for reusable aerobrakes. With the cancellation of the Aeroassist Flight Experiment, the effort to validate aerobrake designs has focused on laboratory test and analysis; (3) the feasibility of assembling and/or deploying large aerobrakes. On-orbit assembly is a critical issue for all spacecraft intended for Mars exploration missions. Current studies are addressing options related to inspace assembly and construction; and (4) configuration lift-to-drag (L/D) ratio. High L/D increases convective heating, whereas low L/D emphasizes radiative heating. In general, the lowest L/D design that can satisfy mission requirements is preferred.

Eldred, Charles H.

1993-01-01

299

DETERMINANTS OF POOR FARM HOUSEHOLDS' SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION IN TRANSFERRING ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES (A case study from the Northern Mountainous Region)  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE OF STUDY The Mountainous Region of Northern Vietnam (MRNV) is divided into two parts, the Northeast and the Northwest, and occupies 31% of Vietnam's total natural land area. It is a region with significant potential for crop and livestock production, as well as forest exploitation. More than 11 million people representing 31 different ethnic minority groups

DINH PHAM HIEN

300

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

301

Integrated technology wing design study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technology development costs and associated benefits in applying advanced technology associated with the design of a new wing for a new or derivative trijet with a capacity for 350 passengers and maximum range of 8519 km, entering service in 1990 were studied. The areas of technology are: (1) airfoil technology; (2) planform parameters; (3) high lift; (4) pitch active control system; (5) all electric systems; (6) E to 3rd power propulsion; (7) airframe/propulsion integration; (8) graphite/epoxy composites; (9) advanced aluminum alloys; (10) titanium alloys; and (11) silicon carbide/aluminum composites. These technologies were applied to the reference aircraft configuration. Payoffs were determined for block fuel reductions and net value of technology. These technologies are ranked for the ratio of net value of technology (NVT) to technology development costs.

Hays, A. P.; Beck, W. E.; Morita, W. H.; Penrose, B. J.; Skarshaug, R. E.; Wainfan, B. S.

1984-01-01

302

Novel sensor technologies towards environmental health monitoring in urban environments: A case study in the Niger Delta (Nigeria).  

PubMed

The Niger Delta (Nigeria) is an exemplar of a legacy of environmental pollution. Limited knowledge on spatial and temporal pollutant distributions in the region highlights the need for biomonitoring approaches to study impacts on sentinel organisms. This study evaluated whether infrared (IR) spectroscopy and multivariate analysis could detect alterations in biomolecules in samples in differing exposure scenarios, i.e., spatial and temporal using African catfish (Heterobranchus bidorsalis) or water spinach (Ipomea aquatica). Significant spectral differences between tissues isolated from African catfish based on site or season were observed; in a region where fish appeared not to be present, water spinach was used as a surrogate sentinel organism. Using one-way ANOVA, the spectral categories were significant (P < 0.0001). The applicability of IR spectroscopy to detect subtle changes in target biological molecules within sentinel organisms along with its low-cost yet high-throughput potential suggests that biospectroscopy permits real-time evaluation of environmental exposure effects. PMID:24602761

Obinaju, Blessing E; Alaoma, Alozie; Martin, Francis L

2014-09-01

303

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

304

Identifying barriers to Science, Technology, Society and environment (STSE) educational goals and pedagogy in science education: A case study of UMASS Lowell undergraduate engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The implementation of sustainable development in higher education is a global trend. Engineers, as gatekeepers of technological innovation, confront increasingly complex world issues ranging from economic and social to political and environmental. Recently, a multitude of government reports have argued that solving such complex problems requires changes in the pedagogy of engineering education, such as that prescribed by the Science, Technology, Society, and education (STS) movement that grew out of the environmental movement in the 70s. In STS students are engaged in the community by understanding that scientific progress is innately a sociopolitical process that involves dimensions of power, wealth and responsibility. United States accreditation criteria now demand "the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context" (ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission 2005). With such emphasis on STS education as necessary to address complex world issues, it is vital to assess the barriers in the traditional engineering curriculum that may inhibit the success of such educational reform. This study identifies barriers to STS goals and pedagogy in post secondary science education by using the Francis College of Engineering at UMASS Lowell as a single case study. The study draws on existing literature to develop a theoretical framework for assessing four hypothesized barriers to STS education in undergraduate engineering. Identification of barriers to STS education in engineering generates a critical reflection of post secondary science education and its role in preparing engineers to be active citizens in shaping a rapidly globalizing world. The study offers policy recommendations for enabling post secondary science education to incorporate STS education into its curriculum.

Phaneuf, Tiffany

305

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

306

NCCCP: Comparative Case Studies  

Cancer.gov

For the case studies, RTI will conduct site visits during each of the three years of program implementation to obtain in-depth information about aspects of each program's design, development, and implementation.

307

IND Case Studies  

Cancer.gov

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Working with FDA: Biological Products and Clinical Development IND Case Studies Karen D. Jones Chief, Project Management Staff Division of Biologic Oncology Products Office of

308

Innovative technologies to understand hydrogeomorphic impacts of climate change scenarios on gully development in drylands: case study from Ethiopia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Taking climate change scenarios into account, rainfall patterns are likely to change over the coming decades in eastern Africa. In brief, large parts of eastern Africa are expected to experience a wetting, including seasonality changes. Gullies are threshold phenomena that accomplish most of their geomorphic change during short periods of strong rainfall. Understanding the links between geomorphic change and rainfall characteristics in detail, is thus crucial to ensure the sustainability of future land management. In this study, we present image-based 3D modelling as a low-cost, flexible and rapid method to quantify gully morphology from terrestrial photographs. The methodology was tested on two gully heads in Northern Ethiopia. Ground photographs (n = 88-235) were taken during days with cloud cover. The photographs were processed in PhotoScan software using a semi-automated Structure from Motion-Multi View Stereo (SfM-MVS) workflow. As a result, full 3D models were created, accurate at cm level. These models allow to quantify gully morphology in detail, including information on undercut walls and soil pipe inlets. Such information is crucial for understanding the hydrogeomorphic processes involved. Producing accurate 3D models after each rainfall event, allows to model interrelations between rainfall, land management, runoff and erosion. Expected outcomes are the production of detailed vulnerability maps that allow to design soil and water conservation measures in a cost-effective way. Keywords: 3D model, Ethiopia, Image-based 3D modelling, Gully, PhotoScan, Rainfall.

Frankl, Amaury; Stal, Cornelis; Abraha, Amanuel; De Wulf, Alain; Poesen, Jean

2014-05-01

309

Principles and case studies of earthquake-triggered landslide inventory mapping using remote sensing and GIS technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Inventory maps of earthquake-triggered landslides can be constructed using several methods, which are often subject to obvious differences due to lack of commonly accepted criteria or principles. To solve this problem, the author describes the principles for preparing inventory maps of earthquake-triggered landslides, focusing on varied methods and their criteria. The principles include the following key points: all landslides should be mapped as long as they can be recognized from images; both the boundary and source area position of landslides should be mapped; spatial distribution pattern of earthquake-triggered landslides should be continuous; complex landslides should be divided into distinct groups; three types of errors such as precision of the location and boundary of landslides, false positive errors, and false negative errors of earthquake-triggered landslide inventories should be controlled and reduced; and inventories of co-seismic landslides should be constructed by the visual interpretation method rather than automatic extraction of satellite images or/and aerial photographs. In addition, selection of remote sensing images and creation of landslides attribute database are also discussed in this paper. Then the author applies these principles to produce inventory maps of four events: the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan, China Mw 7.9, 14 April 2010 Yushu, China Mw 6.9, 12 January 2010 Haiti Mw 7.0, and 2007 Aysén Fjord, Chile Mw 6.2. The results show obvious differences in comparison with previous studies by other researchers, which again attests to the necessity of establishment of unified principles for preparation of inventory maps of earthquake-triggered landslides. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (41202235).

Xu, Chong

2014-05-01

310

The Scientific and Technological area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification. Critical analysis of the available materials and a case study in Segovia province  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This thesis is focused on the Scientific area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification, one of the Government actions for the attention to diversity in compulsory Secondary Education, established in the General Education Law (LOGSE: Ley de Ordenacion General del Sistema Educativo) of 1990. It has been carried out in Spain. In the thesis two different lines of work can be distinguished: (A) The analysis of material elaborated specifically for the mentioned area. We intent to know what materials have been elaborated and to analyze them; to this purpose we study the material spread in Congresses or Conferences, and also the articles published in magazines or specifically designed to be used in the Scientific area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification until year 2003. The analysis is made after classifying the material according to the format in which it appears (books, CDs, "Didactic Units"). (B) Two case studies, of evaluative character, carried out in two Secondary Schools in the province of Segovia (Spain), one of them in the city and another one in a rural population. The case studies are centered in the Scientific Area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification that last for two years. In the first of these Centers eight students took part in the Program; in the second, a total of seven. Throughout the investigation we observed that students who took part in the Programs obtained good academic results. Programs are proved to be effective in generating processes of academic success in pupils who were previously in situation of school failure and at risk of social exclusion. The success of these programs is fundamentally due to the following reasons: the low number of students involved, the fact that they are focused on basic knowledge, the reduced number of subjects studied. Besides, to offer the students the chance of a closer relationship with a few teachers increases their motivation and involvement in the programs. Key words: Attention to Diversity, Didactics of Experimental Sciences, Programs of curricular diversification, Scientific Technological Area

Leal Insua, Maria Pilar

311

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

312

Music Technology-Mediated Teaching and Learning Approach for Music Education: A Case Study from an Elementary School in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to show how music technology mediated (or music software mediated) music teaching and learning can provide an effective pedagogy in music education. It also seeks to demonstrate that music technology mediated teaching is in accordance with socio-educational trends for both postmodern values and IT mediated learning. The new…

Kim, Eunjin

2013-01-01

313

Integrated optics technology study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The status and near term potential of materials and processes available for the fabrication of single mode integrated electro-optical components are discussed. Issues discussed are host material and orientation, waveguide formation, optical loss mechanisms, wavelength selection, polarization effects and control, laser to integrated optics coupling fiber optic waveguides to integrated optics coupling, sources, and detectors. Recommendations of the best materials, technology, and processes for fabrication of integrated optical components for communications and fiber gyro applications are given.

Chen, B.; Findakly, T.; Innarella, R.

1982-01-01

314

Case Study: Filthy Lucre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The website presents a case study involving the detection of cocaine on dollar bills. The lesson is intended for use in upper level high school classes or lower level undergraduate education. Students are introduced to concepts in experimental design, sampling, the interpretation of scientific data, and the reliability of results as they design an experiment to determine what percentage of paper currency is contaminated with cocaine. The case includes lab work involving the use of GC/MS techniques and instrumentation. The case was designed for a chemistry course for non-science majors.

Acheson, Ed

2011-05-06

315

Future payload technology requirements study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology advances needed for an overall mission model standpoint as well as those for individual shuttle payloads are defined. The technology advances relate to the mission scientific equipment, spacecraft subsystems that functionally support this equipment, and other payload-related equipment, software, and environment necessary to meet broad program objectives. In the interest of obtaining commonality of requirements, the study was structured according to technology categories rather than in terms of individual payloads.

1975-01-01

316

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

2013-01-01

317

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

318

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

319

Chemical Case Studies: Science-Society "Bonding."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a unit designed to illustrate the "science-society-technology connection," in which three case studies of the chemical industry in Israel are presented to high school chemistry students. Chosen for the unit are case studies on copper production in Timna, on plastics, and on life from the Dead Sea. (CS)

Hofstein, Avi; Nae, Nehemia

1981-01-01

320

Teaching Case Studies: A Collaborative Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited schools require undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) majors to take a course in the management of information technology. Over half of these schools utilize case studies in the teaching of this course. The authors emphasize that case studies are an…

Buffington, James R.; Harper, Jeffrey S.

321

Case Studies in Biology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study writing exercise used in a course on parasitology was found to be a powerful learning experience for students because it involved discipline-based technical writing and terminology, brought the students in as evaluators, applied current learning, caused interaction among all students, and simulated real professional activities. (MSE)

Zeakes, Samuel J.

1989-01-01

322

Nesidioblastosis: a case study.  

PubMed

Hypoglycemia is a common problem among neonates. Transient in nature, it usually resolves with an increase in glucose intake. However, as clinicians, we must recognize that prolonged hypoglycemia may be caused by increased insulin production. Nesidioblastosis is one cause of persistent hyperinsulinism of the newborn. This case study reviews fetal physiology, neonatal presentation, and treatment. PMID:9325879

Starbuck, A L

1997-09-01

323

Schistosomiasis: a case study.  

PubMed

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection caused by trematodes (flatworms). It is second only to malaria in public health significance, with an estimated 200 million people infected worldwide. Schistosoma haematobium is endemic in Africa and the Middle East. This case study discusses a 36-year-old Somalian male who immigrated to a Northeastern city in the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya. He presented with episodic gross hematuria and flank pain, and was eventually diagnosed with urinary tract schistosomiasis, which was successfully treated with praziquantel. While the disease is not common in the United States, this case is presented for both its urological and cultural considerations. PMID:19331272

Borch, Marianne; Kiernan, Maureen; Rust, Kay; Baron, Barbara; Simmons, Barbara; Hattala, Patricia; Davey, Amy; Yovanovich, Janis; Shayder, Donna; Wasilewski, Amy; LaFaro, Virginia E

2009-01-01

324

Pathology Case Study: Petechiae  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 6-hour-old baby was found to have petechiae. Visitors are given the case description and 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 transfusion medicine.

Lopez-Plaza, Iliana; Nester, Theresa; Qu, Lirong

2008-03-26

325

Pathology Case Study: Headache  

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. In this case, a 79 year old male with headaches and sinus problems is evaluated. The patient previously had "an inverted papilloma resected." Using the gross description, microscopic description, and images provided, students are encouraged to test their knowledge of pathology and diagnose the patient's medical problem. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-11-28

326

Information security curriculum creation: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information Security is a critical part of the technology infrastructure. A survey of undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Science, and others show a lack of emphasis on security issues in their curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to present a case study on our approach to creating an undergraduate curriculum that will enhance existing

Bradley Bogolea; Kay Wijekumar

2004-01-01

327

Advanced Cogeneration Technology Economic Optimization Study (ACTEOS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The advanced cogeneration technology economic optimization study (ACTEOS) was undertaken to extend the results of the cogeneration technology alternatives study (CTAS). Cost comparisons were made between designs involving advanced cogeneration technologies and designs involving either conventional cogeneration technologies or not involving cogeneration. For the specific equipment cost and fuel price assumptions made, it was found that: (1) coal based cogeneration systems offered appreciable cost savings over the no cogeneration case, while systems using coal derived liquids offered no costs savings; and (2) the advanced cogeneration systems provided somewhat larger cost savings than the conventional systems. Among the issues considered in the study included: (1) temporal variations in steam and electric demands; (2) requirements for reliability/standby capacity; (3) availability of discrete equipment sizes; (4) regional variations in fuel and electricity prices; (5) off design system performance; and (6) separate demand and energy charges for purchased electricity.

Nanda, P.; Ansu, Y.; Manuel, E. H., Jr.; Price, W. G., Jr.

1980-01-01

328

Pathology Case Study: Sepsis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a 74 year old man with a history of diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, inferior wall myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. He was admitted for a left femoral-popliteal bypass graft. The case study provides both gross and microscopic descriptions along with pertinent laboratory studies in order to allow the user the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Clicking on the final diagnosis link will provide users with a discussion of the actual diagnosis along with important learning points as well as a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to develop a diagnosis. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Callahan, Debra L.

2009-10-08

329

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

330

A case history of technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A sequence of events, occurring over the last 25 years, are described that chronicle the evolution of ion-bombardment electric propulsion technology. Emphasis is placed on the latter phases of this evolution, where special efforts were made to pave the way toward the use of this technology in operational space flight systems. These efforts consisted of a planned program to focus the technology toward its end applications and an organized process that was followed to transfer the technology from the research-technology NASA Center to the user-development NASA Center and its industry team. Major milestones in this evolution, which are described, include the development of thruster technology across a large size range, the successful completion of two space electric rocket tests, SERT I and SERT II, development of power-processing technology for electric propulsion, completion of a program to make the technology ready for flight system development, and finally the technology transfer events.

1981-01-01

331

Dewar technology study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development of a Dewar system for handling liquid helium under weightless conditions is described. Porous plug designs for the prevention of superfluid creep out of the dewar through the vent line were evaluated. For the purpose of designing a neck to provide a transition from the cold cavity to the outside, the loads carried by the neck and equipment supports were studied. Temperature, pressure, and mass flow instrumentation for monitoring Dewar performance were also evaluated. In addition, multilayer blankets consisting of aluminized Mylar separated by Dacron net sheets were designed to insulate the pressure vessel. The dewar system is suggested for use with the star tracking telescope aboard the relativity satellite.

Davis, W.

1975-01-01

332

The use of laser technology (Er;Cr:YSGG) and stereolithography to aid in the placement of a subperiosteal implant: case study.  

PubMed

The use of laser technology has helped this clinician to provide treatment with less postoperative pain and increased healing. The subperiosteal implant is a modality that has been used for several decades, although its popularity has declined in favor of endosseous dental implants. In some instances, however, it remains the treatment of choice, specifically in the atrophic mandible (where placement of endosseous implants is not possible) or when placement would increase the chances of jaw fracture. This article reports the case of a patient rehabilitated using a simplified surgical protocol involving laser surgery and stereolithography. PMID:19288882

Kusek, Edward R

2009-01-01

333

Pathology Case Study: Fevers  

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 the health sciences field. In this case, a 68-year-old male patient experiencing fevers, chills, an associated non-productive cough, and weight loss was admitted to the hospital for examination. The âÂÂGross Description,â âÂÂMicroscopic Description,â and â Microbiologyâ sections provide key information and images that contributed to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment from the contributing doctors.

Kulich, Scott; Pasculle, A. W.

2007-12-17

334

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

335

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

336

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

337

The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Vocational Competencies and Training. Case Studies in Italy, France and Spain. Synthesis Report. CEDEFOP Panorama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a consolidation of the findings acquired in the course of three parallel surveys conducted in France, Italy, and Spain on the impact of new technologies in the telecommunications and administration/office sectors. Data are from an ad hoc interview questionnaire directed at the people in charge of functional areas of the firm and…

Gatti, Mario; Gonzalez, Lazaro Garcia; Mereu, Maria Grazia; Tagliaferro, Claudio

338

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

339

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.

Dickman, Paul S.; Lyons, Valerie

2009-09-16

340

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

341

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 70-year-old man has peritonitis. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, 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 gastrointestinal pathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-12-12

342

Environmental Ethics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Physiological Society (APS) has created a wide range of teaching resources through its collaborative digital library over the past several years. This particular corner of the site brings together a number of environmental ethics case studies which cover everything from GMOS to the fluoridation of drinking water. Currently, the site contains a dozen different resources, including "Food Aid and Population Control," "Reviving Extinct Species," and "Progress vs. Family Tradition." Resources can be filtered by Grade/Age level or even Pedagogy. Additionally, users are encouraged to craft their own resources and submit them for possible inclusion.

2013-12-19

343

The intersection of discipline and roles: Dr. Pauline Mack's story as an instrumental case study with implications for leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Widespread concerns currently exist regarding our nation's ability to attract, educate, and retain talented, diverse individuals in STEM fields. These concerns are exacerbated by globalized competition and critical economic conditions. With these issues in mind, this instrumental case study was designed to examine the life story of Dr. Pauline Beery Mack in order to inform secondary and tertiary educational leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Mack's life story was written from the interpretive view and analyzed through a number of theoretical frameworks appropriate to understanding the complexity of an individual in time and place: the psychobiosocial model, constructivism, creativity, perspective of the field, and the capstone framework of leadership. Data for the construction of Dr. Mack's life story were obtained from Pennsylvania State University Archives, The Women's Collection at Texas Woman's University (TWU), original publications, news media archives, and other sources. Interviews conducted for TWU's archives and interviews conducted by the author provided personal insight into Dr. Mack's life and work. Dr. Mack (1891-1974) lived, learned, created, and taught in a STEM arena that was predominately male. She pursued research with zeal, and was highly adept in attracting jobs, funding, students, and the right people to get the jobs done. Her longitudinal nutrition research, based on a methodology she invented, was innovative in its scope and scale. She served as an advocate for consumers, the undernourished, women, and minorities. Along the way, she changed perceptions of what women could accomplish. Bone density, school lunches, Victory Gardens, flammability, textile industry scandal, and space travel. Dr. Mack with her insatiable need to know was involved in it all. Her multiplicity of roles and contexts yielded a rich and complex life from which to draw implications for educational leadership in secondary and tertiary STEM fields. Implications for educational leadership in secondary and tertiary STEM fields that emerged from this study, relating to both affective and academic spheres, range from STEM valuing, discipline-related expertise, divergence value modeling, and expectations. Among the other implications addressed are levels of thinking, scaffolding for attribute development, and working on the work.

Younkin, Winnifred Gail

344

Conducting and Reporting Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues and elements of case study research are explored and illustrated with the example of a case study of a kindergarten in a suburb of Tokyo (Japan). Case study research is a type of qualitative research that concentrates on a single unit or entity, with boundaries established by the researcher. The case is an example drawn from a larger class,…

Lichtman, Merilyn; Taylor, Satomi Izumi

345

A Case Base Reasoning System on the Internet for Reference of Information Technology Education for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of a case-based system for information technology (IT) education, to be used in high schools across Japan, so that teachers can share a common knowledge about IT education. The first section covers the study purpose and describes the case-based system, including registration of cases, searching cases, and…

Okamoto, Toshio; Nakagawa, Masaki

346

Science and Technology Studies and Information Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the literature of the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and describes its relevance to Information Studies (IS). Workplace studies, key themes, the use of STS in IS research, and implications of STS for IS are also covered. (Contains 194 references.) (MES)

Van House, Nancy A.

2004-01-01

347

Pathology Case Study: Lymphocytosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes "a 72-year-old white male who presented to an outside facility with chest pain of 24 hours duration." Visitors are given patient history, admission data, peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, including images. They are also given flow cytometry and cytogenic data as well as molecular genetics, with images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. 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 hematopathology.

Contis, Lydia C.; Nambiar, Ashok; Pindzola, Ander

2009-04-14

348

Instructional Systems Study, Electronics Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of shortcomings in the traditional approach to instruction and learning at Waukesha County Technical Institute in Wisconsin, this research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of an alternate approach to instruction in electronics technology. The "Closed Loop Systems Approach to Instruction" developed for this study was derived…

Waukesha County Technical Inst., Waukesha, WI.

349

Values, Technology, and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concentration of power and the potential for abuse inherent in modern technology mandates the development of a personal and socially responsible ethic. The development and examination of this ethic should be reflected and integrated throughout social studies instruction. Historical examples of traditional virtues (sobriety, thrift, industry)…

Kirman, Joseph M.

1992-01-01

350

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.

351

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

352

Online critical thinking: a case study analysis.  

PubMed

Educating nursing students using Internet technology, in conjunction with case studies, is rewarding for both faculty and the learner The authors describe an Internet journal discussion format used as an adjunct assignment in a senior clinical nursing course. Adapting a traditional teaching strategy such as case studies proved successful online. Results showed students were able to think critically about a clinical situation and recognize the importance of peer communication. PMID:16372653

Malloy, S E; DeNatale, M L

2001-01-01

353

A case for Large Space Systems Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Large Space Systems Technology (LSST) program, devoted to the development of Space Shuttle-deployable orbiting structures, is reviewed. The LSST program elements are: antennas, space platforms, assembly equipment and devices, surface sensors and control, control and stabilization, and analysis and design systems. Among the specific prospective applications for this technology base may be counted: multipurpose platforms, materials experimentation facilities, energy satellites, large optical and radio arrays, and communications platforms.

Huckins, E. K., III

1980-01-01

354

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...

355

Physiologic amputation: a case study.  

PubMed

Acute limb ischemia is a complication of severe peripheral arterial disease that can be a threatening limb as well as life. Multiple procedures exist today to help revascularize extremities; however, even with the latest technologies, surgical amputation of the limb may still be necessary. Cryoamputation, or physiologic amputation, is a method used to treat patients who are hemodynamically unstable for the operating room and who are in need of urgent amputation owing to arterial ischemia. This procedure is used in the rare instance where not only a persons' limb is threatened, but also their life. This is a case study regarding one patient who presented to the hospital with limb-threatening ischemia who became hemodynamically unstable owing to the rhabdomyolysis associated with the ischemia of his lower extremity. Cryoamputation was used to stabilize the patient and prevent further deterioration, so that he could safely undergo surgical amputation of the limb without an increase in mortality risk. Cryoamputation must be followed by formal surgical amputation when the patient is hemodynamically stabilized. It is not a limb salvaging, procedure but it is a life-saving procedure. This case study demonstrates the usefulness of the procedure and discusses the technique used for cryoamputation. PMID:24534085

Long, Jeri; Hall, Virginia

2014-03-01

356

Painful bladder: Case studies  

PubMed Central

As part of the program at the 3rd Annual Canadian Urology Forum (2013), participants engaged in interactive discussions of difficult cases throughout the event. The following is a summary of discussions pertaining to two cases illustrating the difficulties in diagnosis and management of bladder pain symptoms.

Bailly, Greg

2013-01-01

357

Painful bladder: Case studies.  

PubMed

As part of the program at the 3(rd) Annual Canadian Urology Forum (2013), participants engaged in interactive discussions of difficult cases throughout the event. The following is a summary of discussions pertaining to two cases illustrating the difficulties in diagnosis and management of bladder pain symptoms. PMID:24523849

Bailly, Greg

2013-01-01

358

Big Sky Geophysics: Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the website of Big Sky Geophysics presents four case studies in geophysical exploration. Each case study examines the use of a particular exploration method: electrical, GPR, gravity, and magnetic/EM. The case studies lay out the circumstances of the exploration, the science behind the method and then displays the data that was gathered during the exploration.

Jorgenson, Clark; Geophysics, Big S.

359

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

360

Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five case studies explore issues in wilderness medicine, with emphasis on evacuation decision making. The cases describe medical problems encountered during wilderness trips involving college or high school students. In each case, the situation and facts of the case are outlined, including the patient's medical history and vital signs, and at…

Gray, Melissa; Tarter, Shana Lee

361

The Training and Support Needs of Faculty And Students Using A Health Information Technology System Were Significant: A Case Study in a Dental School  

PubMed Central

Health Information Technology Systems (HITS) are becoming more widely integrated into patient care in the dental school setting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a chairside HITS on users in the dental school setting. Qualitative techniques, including interviews, focus groups and observations, were used. Using grounded theory, we saw 9 themes emerge. One theme of particular interest was that “training and support needs of end-users were significant.” This paper explores this theme in detail and discusses the implications.

Hill, Heather K.; Stewart, Denice C. L.; Ash, Joan S.

2010-01-01

362

Case for standardisation of subsea technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The conference paper deals with the standard-based subsea technology. Typically the developers will have to cater for deep water, high temperature and high pressure. In fact with the increased cost of working in deeper water and more inclement weather, Ca...

D. Garnham

1994-01-01

363

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

364

Procurement Fraud Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research is to provide guidance that will increase awareness and facilitate class discussions on ethical situations that contracting officers are exposed to during their business relationships with contracting firms. The cases explore ...

J. R. Gayton

2004-01-01

365

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. "Reforming…

Benham, Maenette K. P. Ah Nee

366

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

367

Workshop — WCDE design case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering (WCDE) was established with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) and the University of Waterloo (UW) to enhance the teaching and learning of engineering design in all courses across the Faculty of Engineering using design case studies. The design case studies are developed from

Steve Lambert; Oscar Nespoli

2010-01-01

368

WATER TREATMENT COST CASE STUDY LIBRARY  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: The case study library is a collection of "real-world" examples of detailed water treatment costs for a variety of treatment technologies and water system sizes. This library allows comparisons between EPA's modeled water treatment costs and actual treatme...

369

Experiencing online pedagogy: a Canadian case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study explored the educational experiences of Canadian preservice teachers in a course designed to teach about online teaching. Students gained experience in course design and delivery, and safe and ethical behavior related to technology. Findings indicated that projects in which students actively applied their knowledge were more engaging than threaded discussion; delivery and content must accommodate diverse learning

Heather E. Duncan; John Barnett

2010-01-01

370

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

371

Early identification and marketing of innovative technologies: a case study of RTD result valorisation at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre  

Microsoft Academic Search

The valorisation of Research and Technology Department results is key to the competitiveness of European industry. The increasing complexity of technological change, together with the societal request to streamline public expenditures, requires the development of methodologies and tools that facilitate the process of identification, selection and transfer of technologies. The methodology presented here facilitates planning at all stages of the

Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello; Jaime Rojo; Felix Bellido; Frédéric Fiore; Alexander Tübke

2003-01-01

372

New regional community creation through video-based information networks - a case study of regional vitalization through the promotion of information technology in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Against the backdrop of recent developments in multimedia and information technology (IT), video-based information networks being constructed on a platform chiefly composed of the two core technologies of video terminals and ISDN are gaining worldwide recognition through the deployment of videophones, videoconferencing systems, and digital network ISDN technology. New forms of virtual community based on interactive, virtual communication continue to

Mitsuru Kodama

2000-01-01

373

Case study--leprosy.  

PubMed

We present the case of a 26 year old Indian base worker who attended the Role 2 enhanced hospital in Iraq with a case of leprosy. The patient presented four times over a 12 month period with non-specific pain in the right hand and forearm combined with a large lesion of dry skin and reduced sensation in the forearm. A clinical diagnosis of leprosy was made, which was subsequently confirmed as paucibacillary leprosy by skin smears sent to the UK. It was not possible to treat the patient locally and a recommendation made to the patient's employer that the patient return to India to commence treatment. PMID:21073092

Wood, A M; Wood, C M; Bakker-Dyos, J

2010-01-01

374

Technology Education Program of Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide presents a plan for the complete secondary school technology education curriculum approved by the Technology Education Service in Virginia. Intended users are vocational administrators, program designers, guidance counselors, teachers, and students. It presents a curriculum structure for technology education and a chart of technology

Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum Center.

375

Coordination of Technology Intelligence Processes: A Study in Technology Intensive Multinationals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of technology intelligence is widely accepted in theory and practice. However, existing research is contradictory on how this process should be coordinated. Therefore it was the objective of this contribution to derive insight into the coordination of the technology intelligence process. The results of an exploratory case study research in 26 leading European and North American companies in

Eckhard Lichtenthaler

2004-01-01

376

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

377

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

378

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.

379

Can We Get National Labour Market Information into the Classroom Faster? The Information Technology Professional Program. An Association of Canadian Community Colleges Sponsored Sectoral Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Software Human Resource Council (SHRC) is a nonprofit sectoral council that speaks for software professionals throughout the Canadian economy. The SHRC's mission is to increase the number of Information Technology (IT) workers in Canada. This paper gives a brief overview of the evolution of SHRC's Information Technology Professional Program…

Diakun, Denyce; Phillips, Rodger

380

Determinants of poor farm households' successful participation in transferring advanced agricultural technologies-Case study from the mountainous region of Northern Vietnam  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to determine the positive and negative factors that have been affecting the participation of farm households, communities and other relevant stakeholders in the transfer of advanced technologies in agriculture. The logit model, descriptive statistics, and comparative analyses are used to identify those factors. The analysis helps to improve and promote the technology acceptance, participation and poverty alleviation

Dinh Pham Hiena

381

River Forecasting Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module takes the learner through the considerations for the river forecasting decisions associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ivan on 17-19 September, 2004 for the Susquehanna River system in Pennsylvania and New York. The module assists the learner with applying the concepts covered in the foundation topics of the Basic Hydrologic Sciences course. Some of the specific topics pertinent to this case are soil conditions, the impact of QPF on runoff, runoff models, runoff processes, routed flow and stage-discharge relationships. Observations of upstream conditions and comparisons to historic crests are also examined to assist with operational flood forecast decisions. The core foundation topics are recommended as a prerequisite since this module assumes some pre-existing knowledge of hydrologic principles.

Spangler, Tim

2007-06-12

382

Improving and Integrating Ground and Satellite Based Observational Technologies for Earthquake Precursor Studies: the Case of Abruzzo Earthquake (april 6, 2009; ML~5.8) (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Abruzzo earthquake (ML~5.8) occurred on 6 April 2009 other than be considered one of the major natural disasters occurred in recent years over Italian peninsula, can be account as a “natural laboratory” for better understanding the preparatory phases of seismic events. In fact, several studies based on different observations (seismological, geodetic, geochemical and remotely sensed) have been performed which, with their singular convergences, demonstrated the usefulness of multi-disciplinary research for earthquake precursors studies. In this paper a Robust Satellite data analysis Technique (RST) is applied to MSG-SEVIRI TIR radiances in order to investigate possible relations between earthquake occurrence and space-time fluctuations of Earth’s emitted TIR radiation at the time of the Abruzzo earthquake. For the first time, RST analysis has been performed by coupling the advantage (low observational noise) offered by geostationary satellite measurements (MSG/SEVIRI in this case) with the one (low natural noise) expected by using LST (Land Surface Temperature) products (less affected by atmospheric water vapour variations) instead than simple TIR radiances at the sensors. Results achieved in terms of increased S/N ratio (in validation) and reduced “false alarms” rate (in confutation) will be discussed in the case of the Abruzzo comparing results obtained by applying RST to LST products with the ones achieved by applying an identical RST analysis (using the same MSG-SEVIRI data-set 2005-2010) to the TIR radiances at the sensor. Results will be discussed also in comparison with independent observations made from ground and from space in the same period in order to emphasize advantages of combined multi-parametric observational strategies. Perspective and opportunities opened in this direction by projects recently funded by EC on related topics will be also presented.

Tramutoli, V.; Corrado, R.; Filizzola, C.; Genzano, N.; Lisi, M.; Pergola, N.

2010-12-01

383

Advanced Cogeneration Technology Economic Optimization Study (Acteos).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The advanced cogeneration technology economic optimization study (ACTEOS) was undertaken to extend the results of the cogeneration technology alternatives study (CTAS). Cost comparisons were made between designs involving advanced cogeneration technologie...

P. Nanda Y. Ansu E. H. Manuel W. G. Price

1980-01-01

384

HEAD Academy PBL Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains case studies relevant to chemistry and related scientific areas, all using problem based learning methods. The case studies are in the form of downloadable pdf files that include materials to give to students as well as instructor guides.

2011-05-13

385

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

386

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

387

Management Tools Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigated documentation and procedures for the NASA Integrated Programs for Aerospace Vehicle Design (IPAD) Program. The purpose was to assess IPAD's value to a proposed R&D program for evaluating the application of management principles and...

J. R. Brown L. S. Hammond

1979-01-01

388

Mineral Resource Prediction Based on 3D-GIS and BP Network Technology: A Case of Study in Pulang Copper Deposit, Yunnan Province, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

On basis of the theory of Geostatistics, using the data of geology, assay records of borehole samples, and the cross-sections in Pulang copper deposit, using virtual borehole, BP net work, and 3D geological model technologies integration, borehole data are optimized, and the Pulang deposit 3D prediction models are constructed by 3D-GIS interpolation technology. In this paper, the main insights in

Gongwen Wang; Yangsong Du; Gen Cui; Chengyin Tan

2009-01-01

389

Managerial Case Studies; Special Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These case studies are designed to serve as guides to encourage investigation into library administration. Organized into four problem areas: Interim-shelving, Budget Reduction, Studies in a New Main Library Building, and Library Bindery Contracts; this p...

J. C. Smith

1975-01-01

390

An access technology delivery protocol for children with severe and multiple disabilities: A case demonstration.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective: This study applied response efficiency theory to create the Access Technology Delivery Protocol (ATDP), a child and family-centred collaborative approach to the implementation of access technologies. Methods: We conducted a descriptive, mixed methods case study to demonstrate the ATDP method with a 12-year-old boy with no reliable means of access to an external device. Evaluations of response efficiency, satisfaction, goal attainment, technology use and participation were made after 8 and 16 weeks of training with a custom smile-based access technology. Results: At the 16 week mark, the new access technology offered better response quality; teacher satisfaction was high; average technology usage was 3--4 times per week for up to 1 h each time; switch sensitivity and specificity reached 78% and 64%, respectively, and participation scores increased by 38%. Conclusion: This case supports further development and testing of the ATDP with additional children with multiple or severe disabilities. PMID:23869969

Mumford, Leslie; Lam, Rachel; Wright, Virginia; Chau, Tom

2014-08-01

391

FRTR COST AND PERFORMANCE REMEDIATION CASE STUDIES AND RELATED INFORMATION, FOURTH EDITION  

EPA Science Inventory

The CD-ROM contains over 350 cost and performance technology case study reports and other publications related to the work by the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable. The reports were compiled from previously published case studies developed by federal agencies....

392

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

393

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

394

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

395

'Disruptive technologies', 'pedagogical innovation': What's new Findings from an in-depth study of students' use and perception of technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes the findings from a study of students’ use and experience of technologies. A series of in-depth case studies were carried out across four subject disciplines, with data collected via survey, audio logs and interviews. The findings suggest that students are immersed in a rich, technology-enhanced learning environment and that they select and appropriate technologies to their own

Grainne Conole; Maarten De Laat; Teresa Dillon; Jonathan Darby

2008-01-01

396

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

397

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

398

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

399

Combining Drama Pedagogy with Digital Technologies to Support the Language Learning Needs of Newly Arrived Refugee Children: A Classroom Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although significant research has been completed that examines the effectiveness of process drama as a pedagogical approach for developing additional languages and further work has focused on the affordances of digital technologies within drama work, scant attention has been paid to the possibilities which a combination of these approaches might…

Dunn, Julie; Bundy, Penny; Woodrow, Nina

2012-01-01

400

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

401

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

402

The Development and Implementation of New Technologies in Agri-Food Systems: The Case Study of Modularized Solution for Water Filtering Equipments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The outcomes of the evolution in the area of informatics, sensory science, data processing or non conventional technologies started to be transferred and successfully used in the field of the agro-industrial equipments and applications. The new generation of water filtering equipments is among them and the importance of the self-cleaning filtering battery is obvious. The system has to answer both

Camelia Ioana I. Ucenic; Claudiu I. Ratiu

2009-01-01

403

Using a Multimedia Case Study Approach to Communicate Information Technology Concepts at the Graduate Level —The Impact of Learning Driven Constructs 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning-Driven Factors, con- structs that show the intrinsic value of the instructional materials to the end-user, have been found to be fun- damental in improving a learner's higher order cognitive skills needed to communicate technical concepts like those in Information Technology (IT). Communicating IT concepts at the graduate level could be a diffi- cult albeit challenging task when faced with

Victor W. A. Mbarika

404

Advanced technology for streamlining the creation of ePortfolio resources and dynamically-indexing digital library assets: a case study from the digital chemistry project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the Digital Chemistry Project at UC Berkeley is to create a model for how technology can be used to (a) introduce interactivity into large lecture classes, (b) offer customized, web-based learning materials to students outside of the classroom, and (c) provide immediate feedback on students' understanding of targeted instructional concepts. Two products, PRISM and LOTIS, and their

Alex Cuthbert; Mark Kubinec; David O. Tanis; Fan Ieong; Lois Wei; David Schlossberg

2005-01-01

405

ENGAGING AND APPLYING NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: A CASE STUDY OF THE USAGE OF INTERNET AS A SEARCH PRACTICE AMONG BERNAMA JOURNALISTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article attempts at finding answers to the above questions in an effort to examine the impact of new media, the Internet in particular, from the standpoint of the diffusion of Internet usage among journalists, especially with their preference for search engines, search practices, search tools, websites and web-based technologies.

Ramli Mohamed; Aini Hayati Khalib

406

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

407

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

408

Experiments at the Intersection of Experimental History, Technological Inquiry, and Conceptually Driven Analysis: A Case Study from Early Nineteenth-Century France  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper examines differences of styles of experimentation in the history of science. It presents arguments for a historization of our historial and philosophical notion of experimentation, which question the common view that experimental philosophy was the only style of experimentation in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It argues, in particular, that experimental history and technological inquiry were accepted

Ursula Klein

2005-01-01

409

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Case Study of the Distance Master of Science Program in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Instructional Systems Technology Distance Master of Science program is one of the first degrees of its kind to be offered at Indiana University. Other than an initial on-campus orientation, it can be completed entirely via the Internet. The first course for this program was offered Fall of 2000 with 18 students enrolled. This same semester, a…

Parker, Preston; Kapke, Geoff; Subude, Minyoung Doo; Ludwig, Barbara; Van Hoogstraat, Amy

410

Two Crowd Control Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Operational Research (OR) Team in Defence Research Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier has begun work on a research project on modeling and simulating of crowd behaviour. This technical note reports on two crowd behaviour case studies. The intent of ...

I. Taylor S. Desai

2007-01-01

411

Nasopharyngeal Case-Control Study  

Cancer.gov

A case-control study conducted in Taiwan between 1991-1994 among approximately 1,000 individuals to examine the role of viral, environmental, and genetic factors associated with the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

412

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (DENVER PRESENTATION)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

413

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (CHICAGO, IL)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

414

Hydrogeologic Case Studies (Seattle, WA)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

415

Remediation Case Studies: Groundwater Treatment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this report is to provide case studies of groundwater treatment site cleanup projects. This volume contains reports on eleven projects, eight of which are still ongoing. Most of the projects address petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated al...

1995-01-01

416

STS Case Study Development Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Shuttle Case Study Collection (SCSC) has been developed using lessons learned documented by NASA engineers, analysts, and contractors. The SCSC provides educators with a new tool to teach real-world engineering processes with the goal of providing uni...

D. A. Rosa de Jesus G. K. Johnson

2013-01-01

417

Case Study: del Amo Bioventing  

EPA Science Inventory

The attached presentation discusses the fundamentals of bioventing in the vadose zone. The basics of bioventing are presented. The experience to date with the del Amo Superfund Site is presented as a case study....

418

The Case Study: Professional Development Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A professional development case in college science teaching bridges the gap between educational theory and practice. A good case poses an interesting dilemma involving instructors, students, and administrators. Case discussions can help instructors take charge of their own professional development and create a community of shared professional support within their colleges. These discussions help overcome the sense of isolation that many instructors, particularly new ones, can experience.

Coleman, Dava; Brickman, Peggy; Glynn, Shawn; Koballa, Thomas

2006-09-01

419

Geo-Information Technology for Infrastructural Flood Risk Analysis in Unplanned Settlements: A Case Study of Informal Settlement Flood Risk in the Nyabugogo Flood Plain, Kigali City, Rwanda  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The main objective of this research was to improve flood mitigation within Rwanda’s rapidly growing Kigali City using Geo-Information\\u000a Technology (GIT) to identify flood hazard zones, analyze flood exposure and vulnerability, and suggest planning interventions.\\u000a Multiple sources of data and methods were utilized including a very high resolution Quickbird image, Global Positioning Systems,\\u000a interviews and a survey that aided flood

Jean Pierre Bizimana; Michele Schilling

420

Kindergarteners Can Do It-So Can You: A Case Study of a Constructionist Technology-Rich First Year Seminar for Undergraduate College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 on personally meaningful projects, and sharing their work with others. Participants had

Sally Beisser; Catherine Gillespie

2003-01-01

421

EVOLVING EXEMPLARY PLURALISM: STEVE MCQUEEN'S DEADPAN AND EIJA-LIISA AHTILA'S ANNE, AKI AND GOD—TWO CASE STUDIES FOR CONSERVING TECHNOLOGY-BASED INSTALLATION ART  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT—Technology-based installation art, or media art, presents special problems for conservators. These problems,were addressed at TechArchaeology: A Symposium,on Installation Art Preservation. This article, a result of the symposium, discusses conserva- tion issues presented by the ,works of two ,artists in the exhibition Seeing Time: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art, which was on display at

MITCHELL HEARNS BISHOP

2001-01-01

422

Current issues on the production and utilization of medium-calorific solid recovered fuel: a case study on SRF for the HOTDISC technology.  

PubMed

The HOTDISC technology allows the use of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) of a coarse grain size in cement rotary kilns. A suitable medium-calorific SRF is produced by mechanical treatment of mixed municipal and commercial waste that was previously used in fluidized bed incineration systems. Through a modification of the production process the quality of the SRF could be improved and its energetic utilization within a cement kiln with an integrated HOTDISC technology was realized. In course of a material flow analysis changes in quality and mass due to planned process changes were simulated on a theoretical basis. Due to a good agreement of the mass and quality prediction with the real data of the material flow analysis conducted after the system implementation it can be stated that by simulation beforehand the security in planning increases while the economic risk can be significantly reduced. Both the material flow analysis as well as practical operational experience confirms that the industrially produced HOTDISC SRF is applicable and can be produced from mixed municipal and commercial solid waste. An improvement in quality of the produced HOTDISC SRF can be shown by positive changes of essential parameters. From a waste management perspective the production and energetic utilization of HOTDISC SRF is reasonable by all means. This is shown by the conduction of an energy and CO?-balance. A growing international importance of the HOTDISC technology and the increased use of medium-calorific SRF are expected. PMID:22452954

Pomberger, Roland; Klampfl-Pernold, Hannes; Abl, Christian

2012-04-01

423

Teaching Case: Enterprise Architecture Specification Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A graduate course in enterprise architecture had a team project component in which a real-world business case, provided by an industry sponsor, formed the basis of the project charter and the architecture statement of work. The paper aims to share the team project experience on developing the architecture specifications based on the business case

Steenkamp, Annette Lerine; Alawdah, Amal; Almasri, Osama; Gai, Keke; Khattab, Nidal; Swaby, Carval; Abaas, Ramy

2013-01-01

424

Responsibility and Responsiveness. Case Studies in Further Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These eight case studies illustrate the capacity of United Kingdom Colleges of Further Education to respond effectively to training needs of local industry and commerce. Case 1 demonstrates shifts across a range of local authority colleges towards provision in the new information technologies and the service industries. Case 2 illustrates a…

Kedney, Bob, Ed.; Parkes, David, Ed.

425

Desegregation Case Studies. Volume II: Appendixes, Case Study Working Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the working report case studies of five urban school districts studied to determine the role of the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA), Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, and Title IV enforcement by the Office of Civil Rights in school desegregation. Desegregation processes were examined in Dayton, Ohio, San Francisco,…

Russell, Susan Higley; And Others

426

Endoscopic brow and forehead lift: a case for new technology.  

PubMed

As with most things in life, the passage of time usually brings progress through advancing technologies. At one time, the horse was a state-of-the-art military fighting machine and a simple compass represented advanced navigational technology. Things come and go and while some leave a lasting impact others are replaced, never to be revisited. Surgical techniques are continually evolving, and while quantum strides have been made in the last century, just because something is new, this does not make it better. For this reason we all owe it to our respective professions to carefully evaluate emerging trends and technologies before abandoning procedures that are proven to be safe and effective. Some surgeons too eagerly embrace new technologies, while others are late in acceptance or in some cases never progress. PMID:16781347

Niamtu, Joseph

2006-07-01

427

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

428

R and D consortium technology transfer: A study of shareholder technology strategy and organizational learning  

SciTech Connect

A multiple case-study design with replication logic was used to explore the organizational learning, technology strategy-making and technology-transfer processes in and among six shareholders and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC). Propositions formulated suggest that developing strategy for the consortium that complements the shareholders' technology strategy and transferring technology are complex, interactive learning processes. Interpretation is the key learning task. Shareholder representatives who participate in the strategy-formulation process at the consortium have to interpret the needs of a variety of people at all levels of the organization, from diverse backgrounds and functional specialties. Participation in the strategy formulation process requires shareholder representatives to interpret the evolution of the technologies under development in light of their organizations' business strategies. Additionally, they have to interpret the organizational context at the consortium.

Muir, N.K.

1991-01-01

429

Introduction of interdisciplinary teaching: two case studies : commentary on "teaching science, technology, and society to engineering students: a sixteen year journey".  

PubMed

Interdisciplinary courses on science, engineering and society have been successfully established in two cases, at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, and at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In both cases there were institutional and perceptual barriers that had to be overcome in the primarily disciplinary departments. The ingredients of success included a clear vision of interdisciplinary themes and didactics, and the exploitation of institutional opportunities. Haldun M. Ozaktas in Ankara used the dynamics of an accreditation process to establish courses on engineering and society. At the University of Hamburg the introduction of optional courses into all curricula allowed for the establishment of a seminar series on physics and society, as well as on peace education and peace building. Both of these approaches have a weakness in common: the courses can disappear once their initiators have left, unless the interdisciplinary themes are integrated into compulsory core curricula. PMID:24085355

Spitzer, Hartwig

2013-12-01

430

Study of alternative probe technologies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A number of implied technologies for a deep probe mission was examined; i.e., one that would provide the capability to scientifically examine planetary atmospheres at the 1000 bar level. Conditions imposed by current Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus atmospheric models were considered. The major thrust of the measurements was to determine lower atmosphere composition, even to trace constituents of one part per billion. Two types of instruments having the necessary accuracy to meet the science objectives were considered and integrated into a deep probe configuration. One deep probe option that resulted was identified as a Minimum Technology Development approach. The significant feature of this option is that only three technology developments are required to enable the mission, i.e., (1) science instrument development, (2) advanced data processing, and (3) external high pressure/thermal insulation. It is concluded that a probe designed for a Jupiter mission could, with minor changes, be used for a Saturn or Uranus mission.

1977-01-01

431

Case Study: Sex and Vaccination  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study is centered upon the recent debate concerning the decision by Texas Governor Rick Perry to mandate the compulsory vaccination of girls in the Texas public school system against the human papillomavirus (HPV) prior to entering the sixth grade. The interrupted case method is particularly appropriate for this subject with the case sections providing a general overview of the disease, the reasons for such a mandatory vaccination program, the reasons against such a program, and finally a disclosure of what ultimately transpired in Texas.

Herreid, Clyde F.; Zavrel, Erik

2008-05-01

432

Case Study: Introducing Students to Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Strategically introducing students to a controversial science case--before they read it, watch it, or listen to it--motivates them to learn from it and paves the way for successful discussion and debate. A strategic introduction also provides an opportunity for the instructor to demonstrate scientific reasoning and share guidelines for the discussion and debate. In this article, the authors describe and illustrate how instructors should introduce students to a controversial case and prepare them for debating issues related to it.

Graybeal, Geoffrey; Brickman, Peggy; Glynn, Shawn

2008-01-01

433

Lunar Outpost Technologies Breakeven Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation compares several Lunar Outpost (LO) life support technology combinations, evaluates the combinations for two clothing options, (i.e., Disposable clothing, and using Laundry to clean the soiled clothing) and evaluates the use of the Advanced Life Support Sizing and Analysis Tool (ALSSAT) to estimate Equivalent System Mass (ESM)

Perka, Alan

2008-01-01

434

The LSST sensor technologies studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The LSST project has embarked on an aggressive new program to develop the next generation of silicon imagers for the visible and near-IR spectral regions. In order to better understand and solve some of the technology issues prior to development and mass-production for the huge LSST focal plane, a number of contracts have been written to imager firms to explore

J. Geary; D. Figer; D. K. Gilmore; P. O'Connor; J. Oliver; V. Radeka; C. Stubbs; P. Takas; J. A. Tyson

2006-01-01

435

Immunophenotypic Study of Leukaemia Cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents an immunophenotypic study of 739 cases of various types of leukaemia admitted to the Riyadh medical Complex, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from January 1988 to December 2003. Paterns of observation for morphologically acute leukaemias were observed and classified into sub-types based on French-American-British (FAB) classification. (Keywords: clinical research, Leukaemia, Leukemia, cancer, morphological differences)

Mansoor Quli Khan; Soad Ali; Vijay P. Gupta; Arif Shah

436

POLLUTION PREVENTION - CASE STUDIES COMPENDIUM  

EPA Science Inventory

As a major part of the effort to disseminate the results of its research in the area of pollution prevention, EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory has produced this compilation of case studies. hese studies are the culmination of some of the major current research efforts ...

437

Case Studies in Climate Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module is intended to be taught in an AP environmental science introductory unit and consists of 5 case studies. APES students choose one case based on their interest and work in a group to complete. Each case study includes an introduction with a news article or op-ed piece to start students thinking about their own opinions on the issue. Students then have time to research and build their background knowledge. Labs or activities are included to introduce students to methods used by scientists to study issues such as dendrochronology or ice core analysis. Students then analyze a real world set of data and create a presentation to present their findings to their class. Presentations include conclusions and recommendations for action to help solve the issue.

2012-01-01

438

Case Studies in Business Ethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The most recent guide from Inc.com offers case studies in business ethics and includes coverage of businesses striving to become more environmentally aware, provide community growth, and activate global change. One of the case studies follows Fetzer Vineyards, a California winery committed to reducing its own waste; another describes the way that the Philadelphia restaurant White Dog Cafe donates ten percent of its $4.4 million profit to a variety of nonprofit organizations. The case studies are generally quite short and easy to read; additionally, they link to several online polls that test users's business ethics skills. For more information on Guides @ Inc.com, see the August 10, 2000 Scout Report for Business and Economics.

439

The Early Childhood Emergent Literacy Technology Research Study. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes findings of a 3-year study on the effects of an Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum (ITLC) on emergent literacy knowledge and abilities of children (ages 3 to 5) with mild to moderate disabilities. Using a case study approach, 16 preschool classes in four types of classrooms in West Central Illinois communities…

Hutinger, Patricia; Bell, Carol; Beard, Marisa; Bond, Janet; Johanson, Joyce; Terry, Clare

440

TECHNOLOGY FUTURES ANALYSIS AS A DECISION PROBLEM - THE CASE OF BRAZILIAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In spite of the recent advances in the conceptual framework of the Technology Futures Analysis (TFA), some methodological difficulties persist. This article argues that considerable advantages can be reached if usual future analysis practices are executed linked with decision support tools. We describe a case that explicitly integrates a multicriteria decision support method to a foresight approach, namely, the Brazilian

Mauro Zackiewicz; Gilberto Jannuzzi; Isaias Macedo

2004-01-01

441

It's Not about Technology: What Two Cases Reveal about Information Technology Dilemmas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an analysis of two cases developed by students in a course co-taught at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, Minnesota) concerning how technology decisions get made and implemented. The aim is to demonstrate how leadership students can become adept at ferreting out and diminishing the biggest problems encountered in…

LaMagdeleine, D. R.; Kramer, B. H.

442

Effective Case Study Methodologies in the Management of IT Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited schools require undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) majors to take a course in the management of information technology. Over half of these schools utilize case studies in the teaching of this course. Case studies are an important vehicle for teaching…

Buffington, James R.; Harper, Jeffrey S.

443

Semantic Business Process Management: An Empirical Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Semantic technologies promise fully leveraging the content of enterprise and business process models by applying reasoning techniques to query the process space or using ontological mappings for bridging the business-IT divide. Such an approach is known as semantic business process management. We conducted an empirical case study to explore semantic business process man- agement. The case study was replicated 13

Sebastian Stein; Christian Stamber; Marwane El Kharbili; Pawel Rubach

2008-01-01

444

Pathology Case Study: Postmenopausal Bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This gynecologic pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves 57-year-old female with postmenopausal bleeding. The patientâÂÂs history, and results from a pelvic ultrasound are included in the case study to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Chen, Lei; Kanbour, Anisa; Kessinger, Rovena L.

2008-12-15

445

Airpower versus Terrorism: Three Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study analyzes the effectiveness of airpower versus terrorism using three case studies. The first case study is Operation El Dorado Canyon, America's response to Libyan state-sponsored terrorism. The second case study is Operation Infinite Reach, Ame...

T. R. Phinney

2007-01-01

446

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

447

Case studies of uncommon headaches.  

PubMed

The following interesting and uncommon headache disorders are presented through case studies: exploding head syndrome, hypnic headache, neck-tongue syndrome, "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome, nummular headache, red ear syndrome, burning mouth syndrome, spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome, and cardiac cephalalgia. PMID:16684636

Evans, Randolph W

2006-05-01

448

Case Studies in School Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-part source book offers administrators both general information for effective communications in public education and case studies describing methods used by individual Texas school districts to solve communications problems. General articles include guidelines for working with the news media, producing school newsletters, developing a…

Texas School Public Relations Association.

449

Case Studies in Strategic Bombardment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume, the third in a series of historical case studies of important air power missions, addresses the most controversial air power mission of all: strategic bombardment. The ability of aircraft and missiles to destroy or disrupt an enemy's war...

R. C. Hall R. J. Overy S. L. McFarland W. A. Jacobs W. P. Newton

1998-01-01

450

Multiple Exceptionalities: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study reports on an 11-year-old boy with multiple exceptionalities. The child was verbally gifted, learning disabled in mathematics, and health impaired. He had received homebound instruction throughout his elementary school years. Qualitative research methods were used to explore the subject's learning characteristics and educational…

Moon, Sidney M.; Dillon, Deborah R.

1995-01-01

451

Due Process Hearing Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a due process hearing case study of a mother who contended that his son, D.J., has been denied of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) of his School District after being suspended from school. D.J., an elementary student, had been described as hyperactive, inattentive, defiant, and often volatile. He was identified…

Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail

2010-01-01

452

Interethnic mentoring : a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 2001, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Turkey has been matching Kurdish children with Turkish adult mentors. These mentors are assisting children in the development of their cognitive, emotional and interpersonal skills. The purpose of this research was to explore the effects of interethnic mentoring on minority youth. This research used a case study approach to explore the

Koni F. Denham

2005-01-01

453

Medical technology and developing countries: the case of Brazil.  

PubMed

Developing countries, faced with severe resource limitations, are trying to develop modern health care services that deliver sensible medical technologies. Because of their lack of development, these countries must import much technology, while often lacking the expertise to make wise choices. In this article, the case of Brazil is examined. Brazil has shared many of the problems of other developing countries, including inadequate access of the population to health services, maldistribution and excessive use of technology, a relatively weak national industry for production of drugs and medical devices, a weak policy structure for dealing with medical technology, and little tradition of using research or policy analysis as a guide to action. Since the election in 1985 that returned Brazil to democratic rule, the government has taken active steps to address many of these problems. The example of Brazil is important for all of the developing world to examine and follow, where applicable. In addition, North American and European aid programs could play a much more constructive role in helping less developed countries develop their health care services. International organizations such as the World Health Organization must also be active in assisting such countries to improve their decisions concerning medical technology. PMID:3733305

Banta, H D

1986-01-01

454

Employment after Vision Loss: Results of a Collective Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collective case study approach was used to examine factors that influence the job retention of persons with vision loss. Computer technology was found to be a major positive influence and print access and technology were a source of stress for most participants (n=10). (Contains 7 references.) (Author/CR)

Crudden, Adele

2002-01-01

455

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

456

Arsenic levels in the soil and risk of birth defects: a population-based case-control study using GIS technology.  

PubMed

Arsenic is a highly dangerous metal that has been linked to a number of adverse health effects in both adults and children, including birth defects. Yet few epidemiologic studies have examined the relationship between arsenic levels in the soil and the risk of birth defects. The purpose of the authors' study was to examine this association among people exposed to environmental pollution in a developed area of China. The authors used global positioning system to locate the coordinates of 80 villages in 40 towns for soil sampling. Soil samples were analyzed for arsenic content. Logistic regression was used to investigate the relationship between exposure to arsenic and birth defects, controlling for potentially confounding factors. The authors found that exposure to arsenic in any amount increased the risk of birth defects. The positive association found between arsenic exposure and birth defects warrants further study, and future large-scale population-based studies are needed with an emphasis on individual-level exposure and confounding variables. PMID:22187854

Wu, Jilei; Chen, Gong; Liao, Yilan; Song, Xinming; Pei, Lijun; Wang, Jinfeng; Zheng, Xiaoying

2011-11-01

457

Improving and Integrating Ground and Satellite Based Observational Technologies for Earthquake Precursor Studies: the Case of Abruzzo Earthquake (april 6, 2009; ML~5.8) (Invited)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Abruzzo earthquake (ML~5.8) occurred on 6 April 2009 other than be considered one of the major natural disasters occurred in recent years over Italian peninsula, can be account as a ``natural laboratory'' for better understanding the preparatory phases of seismic events. In fact, several studies based on different observations (seismological, geodetic, geochemical and remotely sensed) have been performed which,

V. Tramutoli; R. Corrado; C. Filizzola; N. Genzano; M. Lisi; N. Pergola

2010-01-01

458

Can distributed generation offer substantial benefits in a Northeastern American context? A case study of small-scale renewable technologies using a life cycle methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Renewable distributed electricity generation can play a significant role in meeting today's energy policy goals, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy security, while adding supply to meet increasing energy demand. However, the exact potential benefits are still a matter of debate. The objective of this study is to evaluate the life cycle implications (environmental, economic and energy) of

Mourad Ben Amor; Pascal Lesage; Pierre-Olivier Pineau; Réjean Samson

2010-01-01

459

Risk Management Persuasive Technologies: The case of a Technologically Advanced, High-Risk Chemical Plant  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our study focuses on applications of persuasive technologies (Fogg, 2002) as a means to manage risks in technologically advanced industrial sites. An analysis of the production processes of a chemical plant allowed us to identify two risk scenarios where human factors are particularly relevant: in chemicals identification and in the use of personal protective equipment. Possible solutions based on persuasive

Fabiana Vernero; Roberto Montanari

2007-01-01

460

Technology assessment for clean energy technologies: The case of the Pacific Northwest  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents a technology assessment for clean power generation in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to incorporate clean production principles into the evaluation process for power alternatives. Two types of technologies are considered: one is for a renewable energy source (wind) and the other is for a traditional, fossil fuel based energy source (coal). The Analytical Hierarchy Process

Tugrul Daim; Diane Yates; Yicheng Peng; Bertha Jimenez

2009-01-01

461

Pathology Case Study: Lumbosacral Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a boy aged 2 years presented with a swelling beneath the skin of the lower back, incontinence, bilateral leg weakness and a history of bilateral hip dislocation at birth. The case study provides imaging studies and histopathology in order to allow the user the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Clicking on the final diagnosis link will provide users with a discussion of the actual diagnosis along with important learning points as well as a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to develop a diagnosis. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Ellison, David W.; Ibrahim, A. E.; Lang, D. A.; Myles, L.

2009-04-10

462

Technological advances for studying human behavior  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technological advances for studying human behavior are noted in viewgraph form. It is asserted that performance-aiding systems are proliferating without a fundamental understanding of how they would interact with the humans who must control them. Two views of automation research, the hardware view and the human-centered view, are listed. Other viewgraphs give information on vital elements for human-centered research, a continuum of the research process, available technologies, new technologies for persistent problems, a sample research infrastructure, the need for metrics, and examples of data-link technology.

Roske-Hofstrand, Renate J.

1990-01-01

463

IS Technology Study Findings and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the findings and recommendations of an Information Technology Study Team, which was appointed in July 1995 to develop a technology strategy for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Office. After reviewing the results of staff surveys and input from the college presidents, and conducting a series of interviews,…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

464

Technology Transfer Effects of New Technology-Based Companies. An Empirical Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study focuses on technology transfer effects of new, technology-based companies. The objectives of the study are: to summarize the existing knowledge on the indicators used in measuring the technology transfer effects of new, technology-based companie...

E. Autio

1993-01-01

465

"Disruptive Technologies", "Pedagogical Innovation": What's New? Findings from an In-Depth Study of Students' Use and Perception of Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes the findings from a study of students' use and experience of technologies. A series of in-depth case studies were carried out across four subject disciplines, with data collected via survey, audio logs and interviews. The findings suggest that students are immersed in a rich, technology-enhanced learning environment and that…

Conole, Grainne; de Laat, Maarten; Dillon, Teresa; Darby, Jonathan

2008-01-01

466

Pathology Case Study: Lymphoplasmacytic Infiltrate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This hematopathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves a 40-year-old woman presenting with a nodule in the skin on the left jaw line. Images from a biopsy of the nodule provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of these images, and the patientâÂÂs immunohistochemistry and molecular studies are also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Whisnant, Richard

2009-06-12

467

Case study in Reunion Island  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the status of a case study that is being carried in Reunion Island, France, to investigate the opportunity to use a point-to-point wireless power transmission link to deliver electricity to a small isolated village called Grand-Bassin. The different steps followed since this case study was first started are briefly reminded. The last stage consisting in the development of an indoor industrial prototype is presented. Perspectives are given towards the emergence of a semi-private organization whose first role would be to evaluate the viability of the concept of using WPT as a way to extend the conventional electricity grid in order to provide energy to remote places not only in Reunion Island, but in many places around the world. This organization would also have as a role, to head the industrial engineering and development of point-to-point WPT prototype equipment.

Celeste, A.; Jeanty, P.; Pignolet, G.

2004-02-01

468

Eco Audit Bottle Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

10 minute excerpt from a web seminar with Mike Ashby (February 2011) describes a case study that can be used to introduce sustainability concepts to introductory level students. Based on Powerpoint lecture unit 12 which can also be found on the Granta Design site at http://teaching.grantadesign.com/open/eco.htm or on MatDL at http://matdl.org/repository/view/matdl:1058.

Ashby, Mike

2011-02-01

469

Continuing education case study quiz.  

PubMed

Goal- The goal of this program is to educate pharmacists about the use of teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives- At the completion of this program, the reader will be able to:Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of teriflunomide.Discuss the risks associated with the use of teriflunomide.Discuss the potential benefit of teriflunomide for an individual patient.Apply the information on the use of teriflunomide to a case study. PMID:24421468

2013-03-01

470

Continuing Education Case Study Quiz  

PubMed Central

Goal—The goal of this program is to educate pharmacists about the use of teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives—At the completion of this program, the reader will be able to:Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of teriflunomide.Discuss the risks associated with the use of teriflunomide.Discuss the potential benefit of teriflunomide for an individual patient.Apply the information on the use of teriflunomide to a case study.

2013-01-01

471

Pathology Case Study: Visual Disturbances  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 49 year old woman has visual disturbances. Visitors are given the microscopic description, 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 laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Bilbao, Juan M., 1938-; Horvath, Eva, Ph.D.; Kovacs, Kalman; Syro, Luis; Uribe, Humberto; Vidal, Sergio

2009-08-18

472

Five Misunderstandings About CaseStudy Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines five common misunderstandings about case-study research: (a) theoretical knowledge is more valuable than practical knowledge; (b) one cannot generalize from a single case, therefore, the single-case study cannot contribute to scientific development; (c) the case study is most useful for generating hypotheses, whereas other methods are more suitable for hypotheses testing and theory building; (d) the case

Bent Flyvbjerg; M S Sridhar

2006-01-01

473

Drivers of Learning Cultures within Organisations: Findings from Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The factors driving learning cultures within organizations were examined in case studies of seven organizations in New South Wales and South Australia. The seven organizations represented the pharmaceutical manufacturing, community services and health, agriculture, information technology, and local government sectors. In some cases, organizations'…

Johnston, Robyn; Hawke, Geof

474

Context Matters: Increasing Understanding with Interactive Clicker Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although interactive technology is presumed to increase student understanding in large classes, no previous research studies have empirically explored the effects of Clicker Cases on students' performance. A Clicker Case is a story (e.g., a problem someone is facing) that uses clickers (student response systems) to engage students in understanding…

Lundeberg, Mary A.; Kang, Hosun; Wolter, Bjorn; delMas, Robert; Armstrong, Norris; Borsari, Bruno; Boury, Nancy; Brickman, Peggy; Hannam, Kristi; Heinz, Cheryl; Horvath, Thomas; Knabb, Maureen; Platt, Terry; Rice, Nancy; Rogers, Bill; Sharp, Joan; Ribbens, Eric; Maier, Kimberly S.; Deschryver, Mike; Hagley, Rodney; Goulet, Tamar; Herreid, Clyde F.

2011-01-01

475

Terahertz applications in cultural heritage: case studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy and imaging is a non-destructive, non-contact, non-invasive technology emerging as a tool for the analysis of cultural heritage. THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (TDS) techniques have the ability to retrieve information from different layers within a stratified sample, that enable the identification of hidden sub-layers in the case of paints and mural paintings. In this paper, we present the THz TDS2 system developed in the European Commission's 7th Framework Program project CHARISMA [grant agreement no. 228330]. Bespoke single processing algorithms; including a deconvolution algorithm can be deployed to increase the resolution and the global performance of the system. The potential and impact of this work is demonstrated through two case studies of mural paintings, where the capability to reveal the stratigraphy of the artworks is demonstrated.

Giovannacci, D.; Martos-Levif, D.; Walker, G. C.; Menu, M.; Detalle, V.

2013-11-01

476

Process analytical technology case study: part II. Development and validation of quantitative near-infrared calibrations in support of a process analytical technology application for real-time release.  

PubMed

This article is the second of a series of articles detailing the development of near-infrared (NIR) methods for solid dosage-form analysis. Experiments were conducted at the Duquesne University Center for Pharmaceutical Technology to demonstrate a method for developing and validating NIR models for the analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content and hardness of a solid dosage form. Robustness and cross-validation testing were used to optimize the API content and hardness models. For the API content calibration, the optimal model was determined as multiplicative scatter correction with Savitsky-Golay first-derivative preprocessing followed by partial least-squares (PLS) regression including 4 latent variables. API content calibration achieved root mean squared error (RMSE) and root mean square error of cross validation (RMSECV) of 1.48 and 1.80 mg, respectively. PLS regression and baseline-fit calibration models were compared for the prediction of tablet hardness. Based on robustness testing, PLS regression was selected for the final hardness model, with RMSE and RMSECV of 8.1 and 8.8 N, respectively. Validation testing indicated that API content and hardness of production-scale tablets is predicted with root mean square error of prediction of 1.04 mg and 8.5 N, respectively. Explicit robustness testing for high-flux noise and wavelength uncertainty demonstrated the robustness of the API concentration calibration model with respect to normal instrument operating conditions. PMID:16353987

Cogdill, Robert P; Anderson, Carl A; Delgado, Miriam; Chisholm, Robert; Bolton, Raymond; Herkert, Thorsten; Afnan, Ali M; Drennen, James K

2005-01-01

477

Case study: Merging technology management methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays IT functions are integrated part of organizations' business. One way to manage this integration is to make sure that both parties use similar words with the same meaning to everybody. A way to achieve this common vocabulary is to share methods and measurements to govern the activities. Unfortunately, many of these methods and frameworks are customized for a specific

Pia Narman; Evelina Ericsson

2011-01-01

478

ISWE: A Case Study of Technology Utilization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Welding Experiment is a joint project between the E.O. Paton Welding Institute of Kiev, Ukraine and the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. When an international partner is involved in a project, differences in design and testing philosophy can become a factor in the development of the hardware. This report addresses selected issues that arose during the ISWE hardware development as well as the solutions the ISWE team made.

Benfield, M. P.; Mitchell, D. P.; Vanhooser, M. T.; Landrum, D. B.

1998-01-01

479

An Examination of the Effectiveness of Case Method Teaching Online: Does the Technology Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the effectiveness of the case method when teaching online by comparing synchronous and asynchronous communication technologies with respect to how well they each embody Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. The authors also present their empirical study of the effectiveness of…

Watson, Sharon; Sutton, Jann Marie

2012-01-01

480

Environmental Education Technologies in a Social Void: The Case of "Greendrive"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is based on a case study that follows the trajectory of a technological device aimed at environmental education from the engineering laboratory in which it was designed into the contexts in which it is used. "Greendrive" is a driving simulator that accurately reproduces the performance of a vehicle in terms of fuel consumption and…

Delicado, Ana

2012-01-01

481

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Nodules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pediatric pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. The learning objectives located at the top of the page are a great way for students to evaluate their learning progress. This case involves a 12-year-old girl presenting with recurrent lung nodules. Images from chest x-rays and a lung biopsy provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of these images is also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Arnold, Sonya; Hasegawa, Susan

2009-05-08

482

Pathology Case Study: Cushing's Syndrome  

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 involves a 41 year-old woman experiencing the following symptoms for a period of 18 months: fatigue, weakness, lethargy, and decreased concentration. The patientâÂÂs history, description of CT scans, and images from histological examinations, which contributed to the conclusive diagnosis, are all provided here for your review. 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.

Dacic, Sanja; Rajan, Prabha B.

2009-08-27

483

Polarization technology for tissue study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study of optical clearing dynamics of various connective tissues was carried out by means of polarization microscopy. Rate difference of optical clearing of such types of tissues as cartilage, meniscus, nasal septum tissues, sclera and tunica testis was found. The areas of unidirectional orientation of collagen fibers in cartilage and tunica testis were determined.

Simonenko, Georgy V.; Denisova, Tatyana P.; Lakodina, Nina A.; Tuchin, Valery V.; Papaev, Alexander V.

2002-06-01

484

Case Study: A Case of Spinal Cord Injury  

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 spinal cord injury (plegia, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, dermatome, stretch reflex). 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

485

Case Study: A Case of Seasonal Affective Disorder  

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 seasonal affective disorder (retina, pineal gland, melatonin). 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)

2004-10-29

486

Case Study: An Unusual Case of Animal Reproduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and graduate students in biology and can be adapted for anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology courses. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with reproductive biology. 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.

Joann B Powell (Clark Atlanta University Biological Sciences)

2011-12-08

487

Case study research: design and methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25\\\\% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative

Robert K. Yin; M S Sridhar

2009-01-01

488

Pathology Case Study: Intrasellar Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 59-year-old woman with a three-year history of headache and fatigue is determined to have an intrasellar non contrast-enhancing lesion. Visitors are given the clinical history and microscopic description, 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 neuropathology.

Deckert, Martina; Hans, Volkmar H.; Kristof, Rudolf A.; Urbach, Horst

2009-03-04

489

Pathology Case Study: Cervical Adenopathy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 78-year-old male who presented with a 6 month history of cervical adenopathy. Visitors are given patient history, microscopic description, differential diagnosis, and immunohistochemistry, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. 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 hematopathology.

Craig, Fiona; Krishnamurti, Uma

2008-03-27

490

Pathology Case Study: Renal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a pediatric pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 19-month-old boy has a renal mass. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, 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 laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Christakos, Peter; Dickman, Paul S.

2009-08-17

491

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Sinusitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man reported a history of chronic sinusitis that was not responding to nasal and antibiotic treatments. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have 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 introduce or test students of head and neck pathology.

Becich, Michael J.; Fowler, Jason C.

2008-04-28

492

Pathology Case Study: Lung Mass  

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 learning. A 59-year-old patient with a history of smoking was admitted for a biopsy of his recently transplanted liver. Laboratory results, X-ray images, microscopic descriptions and images are provided to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The doctor's official conclusions and references are included in the "Final Diagnosis" section. Students entering health sciences fields will find this resource very helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Holst, Valerie

2007-10-17

493

Pathology Case Study: Transfusion Reaction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a young woman experienced vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and change of mental status due to conjunctival petechiae. Visitors are given the transfusion reaction investigation, and have 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 transfusion pathology.

Johnson, Douglas R.; Triulzi, Darrell

2008-09-02

494

Pathology Case Study: Renal Insufficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 65-year-old woman with systemic rheumatoid arthritis has developed renal insufficiency. Visitors are given the gross and microscopic descriptions, electron microscopy exam 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 renal pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Wang, Jianzhou

2009-09-17

495

Pathology Case Study: Macrocytic Anemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an older man suffering from chronic bronchitis and macrocytic anemia also developed persistent flu symptoms. Visitors view the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have 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 hematopathology.

Bahler, David; Kulich, Scott; Shekhter-Levin, Sofia

2008-05-05

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Pathology Case Study: Testicular Mass  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 18-year-old male with "painless enlargement of the right testes over a period of several months, initially attributed to a sports injury." Visitors are given admission data along with gross and microscopic description, 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 genitourinary pathology.

Fowler, Jason C.; Halpern, Melissa B.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-08-19

497

Pathology Case Study: Pigmented Lesion  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 69-year-old man has a pigmented lesion on his right ear. Visitors are given the patient history and microscopic description, 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 dermatologic pathology.

Ejadi, Samuel

2007-09-12

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Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Mass  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an older woman developed a renal mass without evidence of angiomyolipoma. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, 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 endocrine pathology.

Hardy, Hunter T.

2008-10-16

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Pathology Case Study: Mediastinal Mass  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man complained of diaphoresis nausea and substernal chest pain through his left arm. Subsequent tests revealed a mediastinal mass with both fatty and solid components. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have 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 introduce or test students of soft tissue pathology.

Fowler, Jason C.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-12-25

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Pathology Case Study: Dilated Cardiomyopathy  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man presented with a large range of symptoms from chills and fever to underdeveloped calf muscles. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images