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Aditya Shukla. PMP, SCPM, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC

Date: May 2016

Abstract
The recent advancement and growth in technology has increased the need for enactment of intellectual property laws and policies that focus on the usage of the internet as a measure of intensifying information technology (IT) security. Compared to inventions in the traditional context, creators in the context of the internet face a myriad of challenges that put them at risk of running out of market or being unwilling to continue producing. Notably, production and distribution of copyright material costs money (Tosato, 2010). Even if creators are not motivated by financial gain, they need money to aid their later productions and distributions. However, this has been quite difficult following the ever rising cases of copyright infringement in the online platform. Duplicating and downloading of content from online platforms is now easy and quick more than ever. This has raised serious concerns from copyright creators, who have sought the help of intellectual property laws and policies to provide them with protection. Intellectual property theft has actually been described as a greater threat compared to cyber war and other malicious attacks, thereby intensifying the need to protect information through investing in stricter IT security policies and regulations.

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Dr Chiedza Kambasha Ph.D.

Date: January 2016

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Africa has long been a subcontinent known by the warring factions, poverty and low penetration of technological developments. This was Africa, a few decades ago. The past few years have seen a marked change in this perception. Currently, the world views the subcontinent as a goldmine of resources (even literally, as Africa has almost half of the world’s gold deposits). This has not come overnight, but through a slow and planned shift in economic activities. Due to the available natural resources, the developed and developing countries have flocked to assist Africa in its infrastructural growth, seeing a personal benefit as well. China is one of the major partners of most African countries in such endeavors. Zambia is a notable example. From an economic powerhouse back in the 1920s, when its mines were opened for extraction, to a poor state in the recent history, Zambia had seen a marked deterioration in its economic capabilities over the years.

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Chudkayapud Charoenpong. Ph.D.

Date: August 2015

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In the past few decades there has been a growing societal concern about businesses engaging in unethical issues and financial investments in particular. The traditional view of the world of finance and investment was making money in whatever way legally possible. Today, one cannot mention investment without incorporating the term ‘ethics’. This thesis discusses the process-based accounts of Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality in an effort to integrate relevant issues concerning ethics and investment. By using A.N. Whitehead’s process philosophy, this thesis proposes an interaction as coming together of two or more conditions. In this case three models are discussed in order to bring an interaction of ethics and investment conclusively. Whitehead is used because he is a temporal character of reality who dominates his process philosophy. This will offer a chance to move away from traditional conception towards a philosophy that emphasizes mutual acts that constitute ethics-investment encounter.

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Dr. Tzu-Pu Wang

Date: August 2015

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The main purpose of this study was to introduce how a college English teacher conducted cooperative learning techniques and compared them with the traditional teaching methods. In this study the teacher as a researcher employed cooperative learning strategies: Students Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD). Jigsaw II, Number Head Together, and Learning Together (LT). The researcher employed a qualitative approach with on-site observations, interviews, and reflections instructions to understand the effectiveness of teaching in EFL cooperative learning classroom. Based on the empirical findings from cooperative learning and traditional teaching methods in EFL classroom, the difficulties were presented to solve the instructional problems and to meet current need effectively in our global society. Finally, the researcher presented considerations and recommendations for implementation of cooperative learning and traditional teaching methods discussed.

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Philip Ball

Date: August 2015

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There’s something deeply peculiar about the way we teach children to play the violin. It’s a very difficult skill for them to master—getting their fingers under control, holding the bow properly, learning how to move it over the strings without scratching and slipping. But just as they are finally getting there, are beginning to feel confident, to hit the right notes, to sound a bit like the musicians they hear, we break the news to them: we’ve taught them to play left-handed, but now it’s time to do it like grown-ups do, the other way around.

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Geraldine O’Neill and Tim McMahon

Date: August 2015

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The term student–centred learning (SCL) is widely used in the teaching and learning literature. Many terms have been linkedwith student–centred learning, such as flexible learning (Taylor 2000), experiential learning (Burnard 1999), self-directed learning and therefore the slightly overused term ‘student–centred learning’ can mean different things to different people. In addition, in practice it is also described by a range of terms and this has led to confusion surrounding its implementation.

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Kelly Shaw

Date: August 2015

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This paper examines the internationalization of postsecondary education in Australia and Canada. The author discusses the contextual similarities and differences between the two countries, the shifting rationale “from aid to trade” behind Australia’s internationalization attempts and some of the reasons for Australia’s success. Australia’s experiences offer Canada important lessons in the areas of immigration policies, quality assurance, student safety, support for international students, mobility opportunities for domestic students and internationalization of the curriculum at home. The author also discusses challenges that both countries will face as they attempt to maintain or enhance their internationalization efforts in the future.

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