A. Al Lily, J. Foland, D. Stoloff, A. Gogus, I. Erguvan, M. Awshar, J. Tondeur, M. Hammond, I. Venter, P. Jerry, A. Oni, Y. Liu, R. Badosek, López de la Madrid, M.C., E. Mazzoni, D. Vlachopoulos, H. Lee, K. Kinley, M. Kalz, U. Sambuu, T. Bushnaq, N. Pinkwart, N. Adedokun-Shittu, P.-O. Zander, K. Oliver, L. Teixeira Pombo, J. Balaban Sali, S. Gregory, S. Tobgay, M. Joy, J. Elen, Odeh Helal Jwaifell, M., M.N.H.M. Said, Y. Al-Saggaf, A. Naaji, J. White, K. Jordan, J. Gerstein, İ. Umit Yapici, C. Sanga, P. Nleya, B. Sbihi, M. Rocha Lucas, V. Mbarika, S. Schön, L. Sujo-Montes, M. Santally, P. Häkkinen, A. Al Saif, Andreas Gegenfurtner, S. Schatz, V. Padilla Vigil, C. Tannahill, S. Padilla Partida, Z. Zhang, K. Charalambous, A. Moreira, M. Coto, et al.
Academic domains as political battlegrounds
A global enquiry by 99 academics in the fields of education and technology
Information Development, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 270-288
This article theorizes the functional relationship between the human components (i.e., scholars) and non-human components (i.e., structural configurations) of academic domains. It is organized around the following question: in what ways have scholars formed and been formed by the structural configurations of their academic domain? The article uses as a case study the academic domain of education and technology to examine this question. Its authorship approach is innovative, with a worldwide collection of academics (99 authors) collaborating to address the proposed question based on their reflections on daily social and academic practices. This collaboration followed a three-round process of contributions via email. Analysis of these scholars’ reflective accounts was carried out, and a theoretical proposition was established from this analysis. The proposition is of a mutual (yet not necessarily balanced) power (and therefore political) relationship between the human and non-human constituents of an academic realm, with the two shaping one another. One implication of this proposition is that these non-human elements exist as political ‘actors’, just like their human counterparts, having ‘agency’ – which they exercise over humans. This turns academic domains into political (functional or dysfunctional) ‘battlefields’ wherein both humans and non-humans engage in political activities and actions that form the identity of the academic domain.
Christoph Karon, S. Kang, H.-D. Yang, K. Lee
Voluntary Adoption of the Upgraded Version of Package Software: Kano's Three Factor Perspective
International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 43-54
Drawing upon Kano’s three factor model of customer satisfaction, this research investigates the differentiated influences of beliefs on negative and positive attitudes that lead to the intention of using the upgraded version of package software. Particularly, we are interested in MS Office that takes up the status of de facto standard in the office automation software market but has rarely attracted the attention of academia. Our focus is on how users come to move to the new upgraded version of the package software that they are almost accustomed to use through previous versions. We find that result demonstrability enhance all the three beliefs (i.e., basic, performance, and excitement factors), meanwhile trialability and social influence demonstrate the mixed-up impacts on these three beliefs. We also found that all these three factors lead to both the negative and positive attitudes unexpectedly from our hypotheses
Meanwhile, we found that positive aspect route starting from compatibility to relative advantage to positive attitude has dominant influence on use intention than the negative aspect does.
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Marcus Barkowsky, J. Li, T. Han, S. Youn, J. Ok, C. Lee, I. Vijai Ananth, K. Wang, K. Brunnström, P. Le Callet
Towards standardized 3DTV QoE assessment: Cross-lab study on display technology and viewing environment parameters
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8648: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV;
Subjective assessment of Quality of Experience in stereoscopic 3D requires new guidelines for the environmental setup as existing standards such as ITU-R BT.500 may no longer be appropriate. A first step is to perform cross-lab experiments in different viewing conditions on the same video sequences. Three international labs performed Absolute Category Rating studies on a freely available video database containing degradations that are mainly related to video quality degradations. Different conditions have been used in the labs: Passive polarized displays, active shutter displays, differences in viewing distance, the number of parallel viewers, and the voting device. Implicit variations were introduced due to the three different languages in Sweden, South Korea, and France. Although the obtained Mean Opinion Scores are comparable, slight differences occur in function of the video degradations and the viewing distance. An analysis on the statistical differences obtained between the MOS of the video sequences revealed that obtaining an equivalent number of differences may require more observers in some viewing conditions. It was also seen that the alignment of the meaning of the attributes used in Absolute Category Rating in different languages may be beneficial. Statistical analysis was performed showing influence of the viewing distance on votes and MOS results.