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The Effect of Mobile

The Effect of Mobile Learning on the Development of Educational Video Production Skills and on the Enhancement of Self-Efficacy of Postgraduate Female Students at Umm Al-Qura University Dalya Khayat, Christian Bokhove Modern technologies have led to rapid changes in all aspects of human life, and mobile technologies have begun to be employed in the educational process, resulting in the concept of mobile learning, which allows learners to gain information quickly and to overcome barriers of time and place. This paper aims to investigate the effects of using mobile learning (ML) to develop educational video production skills and to enhance the self-efficacy of postgraduate students at Umm Al- Qura University (UQU). The theoretical framework is based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The research uses a pragmatic research paradigm and a mixed research approach. The methodology is experimental with a multi-method design. 30 postgraduate students were in each of the control group and the experimental group. An online pre-questionnaire, an online postquestionnaire, and evaluation cards were the tools in the experiment. Overall, the findings indicate that the Flipagram application is the most commonly used in the production of educational videos. Also, ML improves postgraduate students’ educational video production skills and increases their self-efficacy by 90 percent. The results presented here may facilitate improvements by workers in the field of educational technologies with regard to the need to promote the use of ML in order to improve educational process performance. Moreover, this research will assist academic staff at UQU and the Ministry of Education of the KSA. The recommendations are contribute further research to investigate of ML and its effects on the development of several skills among both teachers and students. Smart Elevators Mohammed Kheshaim The ever growth of cities and society have had a major impact on the real estate industry. According to evidence from the growing number of buildings. Elevators are the main mean of vertical transportation, carrying people up and down to their desired destined floor. There is high demand for elevators, especially during the rush hour periods. Therefore, there is a need to improve the dispatching system of the elevators that affect the waiting time/ journey time of the users. Having taken into consideration reliability and sustainability of these elevator systems. Dispatching operating systems have been developed using different artificial intelligent decision-making techniques. However, Researchers have revealed that they have no included the human behaviour aspects in their methods. As different users react differently to using the elevator, for example, age, gender, fitness, how long they arewilling to wait and direction of travel. All these factors should be taken into consideration while designing a dispatching system. The limitations of current techniques do not embrace human behaviour at a level of realistically predicting the passenger's flow and its demands in the system. This study focuses on capturing the human behaviour aspect while exploring sustainability using the WITNESS software to model the elevator in a building. In addition, develop strategies that promote and optimize the effectiveness of an elevator operation system.

“Living Architecture” – The impact of aged people and dementia friendly environments in users’ social and economic inclusiveness. Davide Landi The United Nations reports that the global population is ageing rapidly with 11% of the world’s population currently over 60 years old, this figure is projected to double by 2050. Studies highlight the importance of the relationship between people and spaces and how environments can positively affect the wellbeing of people as they age in place (Kerr, Rosemberg and Frank, 2012). This study investigates the impact of this approach upon older adults in the early stages of dementia with a specific focus on examining whether existing urban and architectural factors enable them to be active in their communities and cities. The first stage of this study is a literature review with the second stage characterised by a case studies Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE). The development and creation of a POE tool is influenced by a specific participatory design approach: a living lab developed with the following partners: Liverpool John Moores University, Mersey Care NHS Trust, HLP and MA architecture, Liverpool Service User Reference Forum – Dementia, and the Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance – Liverpool who will be actively involved in the methodological and data collection phases of the study. In addition, a number of case studies will be analysed through a one-time POE (Cutler and Rosalie, 2009), this analysis phase will be characterized by three parts, the thinking, the making, and the living of architectures or urbanisms. The aim of the analysis phase is to critically evaluate identified design strategies while teasing out their uniqueness in order to create an innovative architectural theory. Using a pluriliteracies framework and Cognitive Discourse Functions (CDF) to explore the potential for developing learners’ mathematical understanding in a second language learning context Sarah Lister, Pauline Palmer We argue that a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach can support the development of children’s conceptual understanding. CLIL does not replace discrete subject teaching but can provide a meaningful context for the full integration of subject content and language learning. For the purpose of this paper, we will present, discuss and analyse current research in the field of bilingual and plurilingual education, examining the role of communication, specifically in a second language, in developing and consolidating conceptual understanding within the field of primary mathematics. We will refer to and analyse Dalton Puffer’s (2013) Cognitive Discourse Functions (CDF) and the Graz Group’s (2015) Pluriliteracies framework as potential constructs to frame our academic research within the context of our Knowledge Transfer partnership (KTP) and related international strategic collaborations in the field of bilingual education. We will explore the idea that concept building relates to much more than simply knowing facts or understanding concepts. Dalton Puffer (2013) argues that learners need to select the correct medium of communication in order to express their understanding of the content appropriate to the stage of development in their understanding i.e. the ‘right’ cognitive level. It is this ability to select the appropriate style, genre and mode, which provides an indication of the depth/level of conceptual understanding of the learner in question. In order to understand and act like a scientist or mathematician, as an ‘expert’ in the field, learners need to acquire the procedures and strategies of the content subject. (Graz Group, 2015).

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