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  • BRAIN: Ethnolinguistic Audio-visual Atlas of the Cultural Food Heritage of Bacău County – Elements of methodologyBRAIN: Ethnolinguistic Audio-visual Atlas of the Cultural Food Heritage of Bacău County – Elements of methodology
    Cultural heritage consists not only of objects that we can see and touch, but also immaterial elements like social practices, knowledge, skills, and traditional food. The paper “Ethnolinguistic Audio-visual Atlas of the Cultural Food Heritage of Bacău County …
  • BRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand NamesBRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand Names
    In the most recent volume of the BRAND journal, the researchers Parvaneh Khosravizadeh and Hemaseh Bagheri Sanjareh have brought another intriguing study that spotlights on the English shop signs and brand names and how they spreaded …
  • BRAIN: The Technological Advent and Dynamics of the Network Society. The “MiddleAged Approach”
    In the latest BRAIN journal, a few researchers joined forces in developing a study on Technological Advent and Dynamics of the Network Society, with a reference to the MiddleAged Approach. Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu, Elena-Alexandra Gorgos,  Andreia-Gabriela …
  • SMART 2017 International ConferenceSMART 2017 International Conference
    SMART 2017 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference, which will be held in Timișoara, Romania, between September 8 and September 9, 2017. This year, the conference will focus on three …
  • LiBRI: When Apologies Are Not Sincere ApologiesLiBRI: When Apologies Are Not Sincere Apologies
    PhD Ahmad Kareem Salem Al-Wuhaili will present in the latest volume of the LiBRI journal an article about the duality of political apologies, aiming to reveal the fact that important political faces apologise without meaning …
  • BRAIN: Brain Functors
    BRAIN journal has recently published its latest volume Brain Functors: A mathematical model of intentional perception and action by David Ellerman. Classification hypothesis has foundational significance since it gives applied lenses to describe what is …
  • BRAIN: The Impact of Infographics in EducationBRAIN: The Impact of Infographics in Education
    Information graphics (also called infographics) are graphic visual representations of information that aim to present information quickly and clearly. Their main purpose is improving cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to …
  • BRAND: The Role of the Penalty Clause in BusinessBRAND: The Role of the Penalty Clause in Business
    In the latest volume of the BRAND, the legal adviser Maria Stegariu, in the article The Role of the Penalty Clause in Business, explains the most important things that need to be known regarding the …
  • BRAIN: A speech to text transcription approach based on Romanian corpusBRAIN: A speech to text transcription approach based on Romanian corpus
    Speech recognition applications enable the recognition and translation of spoken languages into text by computers. Due to the fact that the traditional approaches are costly and time consuming, the worldwide industry adopted speech recognition systems. …
  • BRAND: Dynamics of the number of participants in the private pension
    Tudor Colomeischi and Eugenia Iancu have done a stimulating research on the Dynamics of the number of participants in the second pillar of mandatory private pension of Romania during May 2008 – November 2014. The …
  • BRAND: A Framework for Selection of Intermediary in Marketing ChannelBRAND: A Framework for Selection of Intermediary in Marketing Channel
    The latest volume of the BRAND journal brings a new research where Gholamreza Jandaghi, Kamran Shahanaghi and Hamid Reza Irani study A Framework for Selection of Intermediary in Marketing Channel. This study looks to inspect how organization can …
  • A Review on “Could Neuroenhancement be an Ethical Approach in Social Practice?”A Review on “Could Neuroenhancement be an Ethical Approach in Social Practice?”
    Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary field of research aimed at understanding the consciousness and the mind through the relationship between it and the brain’s physical support. Among other things, the ethical perspective refers to the acceptability …

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BRAIN Journal – Open Education Practices for Learners with Disabilities

Transition from traditional learning to open up education, the equality, openness and access has been reached for all learners without any time and distance limitations. While engaging online learning process, student support is the crucial element to provide active participation and match learners’ needs and expectations during the process. Within a framework of online pedagogy, learner development is challenging pattern and heart of the online practices which mainly three components have been underlined: (1) student support, (2) institutional support, and (3) teaching learning process including assessment as learning procedure in higher education. This study aims to provide an example of open resources education course for orthopedically disabled learners which online training course supports learners and their families for their professional development within a frame of counseling and guidance. The study is significant to underline the principles of online pedagogy within the process and enrich abilities of learners including family members in particular contents. Furthermore, the study shows how open education resources could be motivation for social learning within the life as part of the life-long learning philosophy.  In addition to that, it contributes to underline the success of effective pedagogy in online context for learners with disabilities. Transition from traditional learning to open up education, the equality, openness and access has been reached for all learners without any time and distance limitations. (more…)

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    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been growing in popularity and importance in the last decade, receiving valuable recognition from renowned universities from all over the world. MOOC can be simply defined as an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In the latest issue of the BRAIN Journal, Răzvan Bogdan’s paper approaches a modality of integrating MOOCs into embedded systems higher education. The academic field of Embedded Systems aims to enhance student’s understanding through various methods, however students find the concepts as being very monotonous and tend to avoid building practical solutions.…
    Tags: course, mooc, open, online, learning, study, resources, teaching, education, student
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    The challenge of mastering another language can affect the students’ motivation and learning approach in several ways during the learning process and depending on their language level. In the paper Changes in Motivation Among Chinese English-Major Students in Different Academic Years and the Relationship Between their Motivations and Strategies, author Guo Xinhua prepares a questionnaire survey to investigate the changes that occur in the motivation of Chinese English-major students, as well as the connection between their motivations and strategies. 262 students from the Xi’an International University were invited to complete the survey before class, and the participants submitted their answers online…
    Tags: learning, student, teaching, process
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    The paper written by Răzvan Bogdan from the Department of Computers and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, includes a presentation of a modality of integrating Embedded Systems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) into blended courses. More than that, it also provides an evaluation of this approach: the sentiment analysis technique. Starting with the explanation of MOOCs, the author insists on one type of courses which is still underrepresented in the field of blended courses - that of embedded systems. Consequently, we can understand that the aim of this paper is to understand, with the help of sentiment analysis, the…
    Tags: course, open, online, mooc
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    Nowadays, learning is not anymore a passive process. It has become more dynamic and it has begun to use another medium than the written word or the exercise book. In the article titled Evaluation of Readiness for Distance Education of Students in European Universities, professors Diana Vasilevska, Baiba Rivza and Răzvan Bogdan present the results of an evaluation process concerning one of the most spread and new educational movements – distant education. The evaluation included students from different states of Europe as Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Romania. The aim of this demarche was to see if all the…
    Tags: education, process, learning