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Volume 10, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
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Designing an Interdisciplinary Learning Environment for Conservatory Students: Using the Liberal Arts to Expand Education and Better Support Performance Interpretation
Auh, Yoonil ; Shin, Yeon Sook ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 1~8
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.001
This paper discusses designing an interdisciplinary learning environment to promote learning of the liberal arts for advanced music students in order to expand the boundaries of their education experience beyond the technical mastery of their musical instruments. The paper discusses the utilization of salient features of information, communications, and technology and the use of instructional theory to promote the understanding of how individual pieces of music can be connected to knowledge of the context in which they were created to support the understanding of the relationship between experience in the world and musical composition.
A Survey on Qualitative Analysis of Directional VANET MAC Protocols
Kim, Bongjae ; Cho, Kwangsu ; Nam, Choonsung ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 9~17
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.009
Since vehicles' trajectories are so complex and dense traffic changes in nature frequently, the VANET (Vehicles Ad-hoc Network), using Omni-directional Antenna, has many channel collisions (or overlapping) on Data Link phrases (MAC layers). It is not easy to keep a good seamless communication status for VANET because of its unpredictable network environment. Among VANET research, Directional Antenna have been proposed as one of the most common systematical solutions to reduce (or to mitigate) this miss-communication problems by narrowing communicational ranges and making use of its customized error-detection process. However, even though Directional Antennas help VANET keep good seamless communication, many VANET researchers have reported that Directional VANET still has miss-communicational problems - this has lead to problems like 'Directional Hidden Terminal Problem', 'Deafness', 'Un-accuracy Lobe Scopes' and 'High Deployment Cost' being reported in various papers. To establish well-organized design assessments for a good Directional VANET MAC protocol to overcome these problems, we rearranged and grouped current Directional VANET' qualitative criteria from several current survey papers using these categories- 'Directional Discovery', 'Directional Forwarding' and 'Directional Handover'. In addition, based on the results of the following analysis, we show the essential design concerns that need to be looked at in order to develop a well-designed Directional-VANET MAC protocol.
Reticence and Communication Preferences in the Classroom: Comparing "E-mail" and "Face-to-face" Interactions
Ha, Jae-Sik ; Shin, Dong-Hee ; Lee, Chung Gun ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 18~27
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.018
This study examines underlying factors that influence undergraduate students' willingness to enhance communication with their instructor by comparing the frequency of e-mail and face-to-face interaction between students and instructors. Data was collected through a survey of 322 undergraduate journalism students at a large Midwestern university. The findings showed that the more passive students were in expressing their opinion during the class, the less likely they were to send e-mails to their instructor (Coef. = -0.180, p < .01) or to communicate with their instructor face-to-face (Coef. = -0.262, p < .01). The findings also showed that the more students described their personality as "shy," the less likely they were to e-mail their instructor (Coef. = -0.157, p < .05) or communicate with their instructor face-to-face (Coef. = -0.210, p < .01). It is noteworthy that the degrees of both passivity and shyness had a more negative effect on the probability of face-to-face interaction than they did on email interaction. In summary, email usage follows similar broader patterns of social interaction, rather than introducing a different trend in communication. This finding implies that the importance of e-mail should not be exaggerated as a communication tool for reticent students.
A Study on the Use of Rural Community Tourism Information Services via Smartphones -Focused on The Theory of Planned Behavior-
Ko, Eun Kyo ; Lee, Seung Hyun ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 28~36
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.028
This study attempted to suggest a strategy for providing rural community tourism information services using smartphones. Study subjects were men and women among 300 who currently use smartphones. Empirical analysis was done on 249 of the 300 subjects. Upon verification of the effect factors of adults' smartphone usage and rural community tourism information services usage, they were both statistically significant based on Ajzen's(1991) Theory of planned behavior. Hence, behavior, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control should be augmented in order to increase smartphone usage behavior to access rural community tourism information services. Especially, behavioral intent and usage behavior was increased proportionately to behavioral control. We suggested that plans to provide applications free of charge and building a social consensus on utilizing rural community tourism information are important in achieving such status.
The Use of Persona Based Scenario Method for the Development of Web Board Game for the Pre-elderly
Seo, Mi-Ra ; Kim, Ae-Kyung ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 37~41
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.037
This study defined the pre-elderly as middle age people from 50 to 59. Because it is difficult to produce a design to satisfy the pre-elderly without deeply understanding them, their financial and physical characteristics and persona-based scenario method was studied. An experimental study about persona based scenario method was conducted, and as a result, the types of personas found were as follows: 1) Users enjoy the same games online and offline. 2) Users enjoy playing alone on the computer. 3) Users prefer games that end quickly with win or loss. Writing the situation scenario for each type, the pre-elderly's problems and needs occurring while they play web board games were obtained. The obtained user requests were as follows: users would like the level of difficulty to be simpler in the game of baduk; users wanted unlimited credit and refrainment from using English words in go-Stop; and there were simple comments about game screen design.
Suggestion of Teaching-Learning Methods to Cultivate Creative Design Capacities
Seo, Mi-Ra ; Kim, Ae-Kyung ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 42~46
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.042
This study suggests a teaching-learning method to improve creative design abilities of students majoring in design. By suggesting a creative design-inducing (CDI) teaching-learning method process and a creative design-inducing (CDI) teaching-learning method, this study aims to expand creative thinking among students with the aim of producing produce creative output as well as improving the effectiveness of design teaching. It also presents a case of the teaching-learning method in a design-related department, the process of teaching where the new method is applied is also examined. The teaching method this study suggests has the following merits: First, it allows the teacher to use various tools depending on the creative thinking abilities of individuals. By providing students with custom-made teaching, the method motivates and focuses students during the lesson. Second, it is easier for students to generate creative ideas than with other teaching methods.
PhysioCover: Recovering the Missing Values in Physiological Data of Intensive Care Units
Kim, Sun-Hee ; Yang, Hyung-Jeong ; Kim, Soo-Hyung ; Lee, Guee-Sang ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 47~58
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.047
Physiological signals provide important clues in the diagnosis and prediction of disease. Analyzing these signals is important in health and medicine. In particular, data preprocessing for physiological signal analysis is a vital issue because missing values, noise, and outliers may degrade the analysis performance. In this paper, we propose PhysioCover, a system that can recover missing values of physiological signals that were monitored in real time. PhysioCover integrates a gradual method and EM-based Principle Component Analysis (PCA). This approach can (1) more readily recover long- and short-term missing data than existing methods, such as traditional EM-based PCA, linear interpolation, 5-average and Missing Value Singular Value Decomposition (MSVD), (2) more effectively detect hidden variables than PCA and Independent component analysis (ICA), and (3) offer fast computation time through real-time processing. Experimental results with the physiological data of an intensive care unit show that the proposed method assigns more accurate missing values than previous methods.
Effects of Smart Reading in the Elementary English Classroom
Jeong, Myeonggi ; Jeon, Heecheol ; Kim, Jeongryeol ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 59~66
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.059
The Purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the Smart reading program, Smartree, in an elementary English class. Recently in Korea, the use of smart technologies in education has become an issue with the introduction of a new educational platform and increased social interaction between teachers and students. The Smart learning paradigm is converging with technology and social learning. This study examines an English reading method using smart technology and how it affects the improvement of elementary students' reading ability, we also suggest effective reading methods related to Smart learning suitable for this new educational trend. The results showed that the use of a tablet PC based Smartree reading program had meaningful effects on both improvements of cognitive reading ability and changes in affective attitude.
Design of School Management Information System Based on the Indonesian National Education Standard
Kornelis, Marsella ; Ock, Young Seok ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 67~73
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.067
With a population of around 237,424,363 in 33 provinces, Indonesia is one developing countries that needs an excellent School Management Information System (SMIS) to accomplish its educational mission. To reach the goal, it is necessary to know the rules, culture of school and related data prior to building the SMIS. This study is focused on the Indonesian National Education Standards. It is has nine standards that are described by the Regulation of Education Ministry. To manage the schools' organization, this paper aims to develop a SMIS based on the Indonesian National Education Standards by using ARIS(Architecture of Integrated Information System) to help schools run efficiently. The new system will be built using UML(Unified Modeling Language), this new system conforms to the education rules of the government. Finally, the conclusion and future research are described.
Proposing the Model of a Storytelling-based Smart Board Game for Children - Case Study of the Game Development Process for Go! Space Express
Han, Hye-Won ; Kim, Seo-Yeon ; Song, Se-Jin ;
International Journal of Contents, volume 10, issue 2, 2014, Pages 74~82
DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.2.074
This paper aims to propose the educational concept and design model of a Smart Board Game appropriate for lower elementary grade students. The Smart Board Game refers to a hybrid, or 'convergent', game format based on the offline format of the conventional board game augmented through the use of smart devices. The substantive aspects of this game format utilize the procedural deduction and problem-solving skills applicable in storytelling methodologies and games, in order to generate and propose contents ideal for the educational environment. The development of the Smart Board Game is conducted through the following stages. First, the study analyzes a number of Smart Board Games currently popular in Korea and abroad, based on identification of the key components and processes of the board game format. The subsequent review of the science curriculum for lower elementary grades aims to determine the aspects conducive for application to Smart Board Games. Lastly, the theoretical framework outlined through the previous stages is used as the basis for the proposal of a detailed model of contents for the smart board game concept.