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Proceedings of the 23rd Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education

Proceedings of the 23rd Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education

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Appreciative Inquiry "Appreciative Inquiry is about the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential." Full article: Sexbots: a case for artificial ethical agents 1. Introduction The concept of sex robots (often referred to as “sexbots”) and artificial sexuality has awoken discussions regarding the ethics of robotics.

EJ1115686 - Designing Playful Learning by Using Educational Board Game for Children in the Age Range of 7-12: (A Case Study: Recycling and Waste Separation Education Board Game), International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016 Due to a progressive deterioration of our planet and its resources, environmental education has become important and children are required to understand environmental issues at an early ages. So, they can cultivate the positive changes in the future. Over the past decade, many new evaluation methods have developed for evaluating user experience with children, but the results of these studies have tended to be reported in the isolation of other techniques. This paper use different methods include focus group, Fun toolkit, and game checklist for designing board game about recycling. First we sketch our primary ideas and then we design our first board game prototype and evaluate it by focus group in order to gather children opinion and then redesign it for further evaluation, after that we select two computer game about recycling, in this part 20 children participate in evaluating two games by fun toolkit. LOOK Academic Publishers.

Characterizing networks of propaganda on twitter: a case study, Applied Network Science <div class="alert alert-error alert-block"><i class="icon-warning-sign"></i><strong>DeepDyve requires Javascript to function.</strong> Please enable Javascript on your browser to continue. </div> Characterizing networks of propaganda on twitter: a case study Guarino, Stefano; Trino, Noemi; Celestini, Alessandro; Chessa, Alessandro; Riotta, Gianni 2020-09-04 00:00:00 Institute for Applied Mathematics, The daily exposure of social media users to propaganda and disinformation campaigns National Research Council, Rome, has reinvigorated the need to investigate the local and global patterns of diffusion of Italy different (mis)information content on social media. Echo chambers and influencers are Full list of author information is available at the end of the article often deemed responsible of both the polarization of users in online social networks and the success of propaganda and disinformation campaigns.

Suggestions on qualitative research methods’ articles and books for graduate students Anybody who has ever read my work knows that I’ve done a lot of research using qualitative methods (even though I consider myself a multi-method scholar). Anyhow, Dr. Yasemin Besen-Cassino requested suggestions of “cool journal articles/book chapters” that her qualitative research methods students’ might be interested in reading. Since we have a new Masters in Methods for Public Policy Analysis (CIDE METPOL) and I will be teaching a couple of courses there, I decided to turn my thread into a permanent blog post for people to refer to this one. Ok, my brain was friend 20 minutes ago, I think I still have some energy in me.

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 1. Introduction 1.1 Background of the Field The ethics of AI and robotics is often focused on “concerns” of various sorts, which is a typical response to new technologies. Many such concerns turn out to be rather quaint (trains are too fast for souls); some are predictably wrong when they suggest that the technology will fundamentally change humans (telephones will destroy personal communication, writing will destroy memory, video cassettes will make going out redundant); some are broadly correct but moderately relevant (digital technology will destroy industries that make photographic film, cassette tapes, or vinyl records); but some are broadly correct and deeply relevant (cars will kill children and fundamentally change the landscape). The task of an article such as this is to analyse the issues and to deflate the non-issues.

Young children's Perspectives of Museum Settings and Experiences: Museum Management and Curatorship: Vol 19, No 3 Research into the museum experiences of young children is extremely limited and hence there is currently limited understanding and appreciation of children's perspectives of such settings. This is quite surprising given that children constitute a significant part of museum visitorship by virtue of their inclusion as part of the family visitor demographic, yet accounts of their experiences are largely ignored. This article reports on children's perspectives and past experiences of museums.2 Seventy-seven children, from Brisbane, Australia, were surveyed individually using a combination of methods including semi-structured interviews, guided questionnaire, and a free-choice drawing activity.

Newsroom Rise of online right-wing extremism mapped in landmark NSW study - Macquarie University Researchers from Macquarie and Victoria Universities have published the first study mapping the online activity of right-wing extremists in New South Wales. Their study has revealed a network of highly active, social, and complex communities that is difficult to monitor for potential offline violence and is highly successful in radicalising at-risk individuals and introducing hateful and extreme rhetoric into Australian political discussions. The report highlighted the strong influence of American populist politics particularly Trumpism on right-wing extremism in Australia. Review "This dangerous methods book puts Foucault to good work in contesting neoliberal proceduralism and addressing ethically activist research in a critical materialist moment." Patti Lather, Ohio State University, emerita" Aaron Kuntz has written a stunning critique of technocratic social science methodology that ignores both its historical and political entanglements as well as its theoretical commitments. He reminds us that methodology is thinkable (or not) only within specific onto-epistemological formations and cannot be applied willy-nilly from one study to another as has become all too common in educational research. - Article Detail Author(s): Alin-Andrei GeorgescuSubject(s): Social Sciences, EducationPublished by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing HouseKeywords: Chatbots; Artificial intelligence; Technology enhanced learning; Summary/Abstract: Conversational agents change the way we think and live, as they have the ability of being present and ready to provide help anytime and anywhere. From mobile phones or PCs to smart homes, virtual assistants may ease our lives, by doing tasks while conducting conversations. The effects bots can have on education change the humanity forever, implementing new educational principles designed as complementary to traditional methods and to teachers.

The major role of viruses in cellular evolution: facts and hypotheses Outline HighlightsIntroductionThe capture of cellular genes by viruses and plasmids is a rare eventThe gene flow from viruses to cells is overwhelming compared to the opposite eventViral genes are expression of viral creativityImpact of viruses on cellular evolution: a few documented casesImpact of viruses on cellular evolution: speculationsConclusionReferences and recommended readingReferencesGlossary Highlights The gene flux from virus to cell is overwhelming if compared to the opposite event. Tweet this: A uses and gratifications perspective on how active Twitter use gratifies a need to connect with others Abstract Twitter is an Internet social-network and micro-blogging platform with both mass and interpersonal communication features for sharing 140-character messages, called tweets, with other people, called followers. Hierarchical OLS regression of survey results from 317 Twitter users found that the more months a person is active on Twitter and the more hours per week the person spends on Twitter, the more the person gratifies a need for an informal sense of camaraderie, called connection, with other users. Controlling for demographic variables does not diminish this positive relationship. Additionally, frequency of tweeting and number of @replies, public messages between Twitter users, mediate the relationship between active Twitter use and gratifying a need for connection.

Publications and Outputs : Timescapes Archive Timescapes Overview Documents Timescapes Working Paper Series Briefing Papers – (2011) Policy Briefing Paper 1 – My Place in Society: young people’s perspectives [PDF: 1.14MB]Policy Briefing Paper 2 – Following Young Fathers: the lived experience of teenage parenting over time [PDF: 1.73MB]Policy Briefing Paper 3 – New Mothers in Contemporary Times [PDF: 3.07MB]Policy Briefing Paper 4 – Strengthening Men’s Involvement in Fathering: Opportunities and Challenges [PDF: 1.68MB]Policy Briefing Paper 5 – Children and Working Parents: experiences of managing time, place and caring [PDF: 2.34MB]Policy Briefing Paper 6 – Intergenerational exchange: Grandparents, their grandchildren, and the texture of poverty [PDF: 2.76MB]Policy Briefing Paper 7 – The Changing Dynamics of Family Relationships in Later Life [PDF: 1.6MB]

The rise of chatbots – new personal assistants in foreign language learning Abstract The creation and training of a smart conversational agent has long been a dream of the human race and a huge challenge for scientists and programmers. Until recently, it was still just a dream. However, state-of-the-art technologies, like deep learning and neural networks, give language teachers a new hope, providing them with smart chatbots able to learn through communication just like humans.

Principles of Wireless Networks: A Unified ApproachAugust 2011 by ben275 Mar 14