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The Use of Media Technologies in Long-Distance Relationships

The Use of Media Technologies in Long-Distance Relationships

Aguila (2009) explored communication technology’s effects in the relationships of Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) and their loved ones in the Philippines. It was found that long-distance relationships benefit and suffer from the use of CMC tools. Although the ideal form of communication will always be FtF interaction, when it comes to long distance, CMC becomes the most realistic choice. Aguila reports that because most Filipinos are forced to work in more developed nations due to the economic conditions in their home country, there has been an “upsurge in communication creativity through Internet and cellular phone” (p. 85).
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Between you and I : Mediated love in long distance relationships

Between you and I : Mediated love in long distance relationships

The media richness theory is a media-comparing theory, created by Daft and Lengel (1986). Though it is over three decades old and criticized for being too broad, this theory can be employed as a basis for comparing different media against each other. Four measures determine the richness of a medium. The first measure mentioned by Daft and Lengel (1986) is the amount of delay necessary for providing feedback after receiving the message. Richer media have shorter delays in time; they are higher in synchronicity. Secondly, the number of cues that are used to transmit information, e.g., face-to-face communication uses spoken words, facial expressions, the tone of voice, and body language to transmit the message; text messages are usually limited to written text and emoticons. Thirdly, the degree of personalisation of a message, e.g. a phone call is more personal than a radio advertisement. Fourthly, the freedom that the media gives to choose a variety of styles of language, e.g. a person can use a great variety of language styles on the phone or in an email (Daft & Lengel, 1986).
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Parasocial relationships and social media usage

Parasocial relationships and social media usage

My name is Christine Phelps and I am a graduate student in the Communication and Media Technologies program here at RIT. My thesis work focuses on the use of social networking sites by media figures, celebrities and celebrity brands and how consumers use these sites. I will be ORRNLQJDWFRQVXPHUV¶XVHRIVRFLDOQHWZRUNLQJVLWHVWKHLUSDUWLFLSDWLRQZLWKFHOHEULW\EUDQGVYLD social networking site and their feelings of trust and loyalty to that brand. You are included in a sample of students that I hope will share your time and your personal knowledge of this topic with me.
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The application of distance education media technologies by the University of Windsor to meet the needs of adult students.

The application of distance education media technologies by the University of Windsor to meet the needs of adult students.

The unique position o f the U niversity o f Windsor as the closest university to the PBS station distributed by Cancom across Canada should be explored. Although the use o f television is lim ite d in distance education and is not suitable in all courses, televised programs do supply content and interest, and help to m o tiv a te students by assisting w ith in telle ctu al growth and providing a change o f routine. The use o f television is a non-threatening method o f a ttra c tin g students as w ell. A t the Open U niversity, many students have viewed the programs prior to enrolling. Th eir understanding o f and interest in the content encouraged them to enrol. The D e tro it PBS station does receive enquiries from Canadians in distant communities who see the teleseries via Cancom and who wish to enrol fo r courses. The U niversity o f Windsor should investigate the role it could play in assisting such students. The university could enrol them d ire c tly , and, to assist students, employ audiocassettes, ex tra print m aterials, and telephone contact, w ith exams supervised by local individual arrangem ent. A lte rn a tiv e ly , the U niversity o f Windsor should explore possible co-op erative arrangem ents w ith universities closer to these students, developing into the Canadian leader and PBS contact fo r an extensive netw ork o f educational institutions, w ith tu to r assistance provided by the local institutions.
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Extended Communication Efforts Involved With College Long-Distance Relationships

Extended Communication Efforts Involved With College Long-Distance Relationships

The present study is designed to be phenomenological (Sin, 2010) in the tradition of qualitative methods. This entails reporting the experiences of participants from their own perspectives. Semi-structured interviews (Roulston, 2011) were employed since they best provide for rich and thick descriptions of the individuals being engaged during the data collection phase of the project. The procedure affords participants to take the interviews where they believe it most helpful in sharing the cogent aspects of the related perspectives. We use pseudonyms in the present article in order to enhance readability. Firmin’s (2006) procedure of interview waves was followed whereby all participants were interviewed in the first wave. After some initial tentative coding and transcript analysis, we conducted a second interview wave selecting specific participants for follow-up interviews. Rather than standard questions, we engaged the second wave participants regarding some vague answers they provided to first-wave questions, asked for clarification regarding some answers to initial questions, gave them opportunities to comment on what initially seemed to be ambiguities, and asked them to elaborate on what initially appeared to be some potential contradictions in the first interview wave. We found that using a two-wave modality produced the most clear and sharp perspectives of all the participants before we formalized the coding process.
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Skilling students in digital technologies using long distance controlled robots over the internet

Skilling students in digital technologies using long distance controlled robots over the internet

In this study, students (n=32) were encouraged to contribute to a blog that was hosted within Blackboard, the school’s learning content management system. The aim of the blog was to enable students to establish their social and cognitive presence (Jimoyiannis & Angelaina, 2012) as participants in the study. At the start of the study, students were informed by the teacher that they could use the blog to share information and ideas about robots with other project team members. Students were encouraged to tell each other what they already knew and thought about robots, and also what they would like to learn about robots. Thus, the blog was designed to engage students in reflective reasoning about robots, including quantitative skills, critical thinking, creativity, and behavioural and social skills, in parallel with disciplinary knowledge, as evidence of STEM learning (Australian Government, 2014c). The analysis of the blog data was undertaken using transcriptions of the blog postings made by the students. These were analysed using NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software package that enables textual data of the type gathered in the blog to be to captured, read and manipulated. As suggested by Yang (2009), a thematic analysis of the transcriptions was undertaken and the information sorted into categories with keywords identified from STEM learning criteria (Xie & Sharma, 2013). Themes were created using keywords identified from STEM learning, then ‘nodes’ were established around specific blog postings, according to coding density. This thematic information was used to produce a set of statistics, based on the most talked about the most connected nodes, from which student social and cognitive presence was quantified. The answer, then, to the second research question was determined through an analysis of the blog data that was used to identify the STEM skills learned by students through robots.
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Media and Technology: The pillar of Distance Education

Media and Technology: The pillar of Distance Education

The growth of media and technology has become very fast in the 2-3 decades in India. This is the age of knowledge and information where we are living and the traditional classroom learning is slowly shifting to open and distance learning. In distance education media and technology are very useful in activating motivation, directing attention, providing learning guidance and feedback to the institution as well as to the individual also. Distance education is the fast growing mode of education in India. Therefore considering that the large population is depended on the distance education, there is the need to work with technology. Media and technology is the integral part of distance education. The uses of technology should be focused on the instructional needs of the students on the basis of their cast, class, socio economic status and demographic factors. There are many challenges and barriers in the application of technology in the distance education program. In India, media and technologies are being used in many faculties and institutions at higher education level but there is no more networking among them, hence there is a need to stand network among them. The classical education program did not use computer and internet for its apparitions while in the present situation these are very useful to construct curriculum, to provide study material and conduct online classes. Technology itself is a barrier in its growth. For example; lack of regular flow of electricity can make technology difficult. Taking a lot of difficulties the roll of media and technology is becomes an important part of distance education in India. For the holistic development of the education system there is the need to accept the new challenges and opportunities. Accordingly we have to be aware with these technologies and there are more needs of availability of resources.
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Facebook and Relationships: A Study of How Social Media Use is Affecting Long-Term Relationships

Facebook and Relationships: A Study of How Social Media Use is Affecting Long-Term Relationships

communication would deliver (Rau, Gao, & Ding, 2008; Whitty, 2007). CMC isn’t only social media or web based communication. CMC also includes texting, emailing, instant messaging, video conferencing, and social media platforms to name a few. Now that cell phones have Internet access, the smart phone provides users with the ability to communicate through many forms of media technology at the touch of a button. Whitty (2008) said that CMC might actually be a better way for people to communicate because individuals are more likely to be their true self online. The feeling produced by CMC can result in greater feelings of love and support, even if that person is not receiving face-to-face communication (Whitty, 2008).
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Strategizing Relationships 2.0: An Analysis of International Companies\u27 Use of Social Media

Strategizing Relationships 2.0: An Analysis of International Companies\u27 Use of Social Media

One relationship management research streams involves the Internet’s and mediated technologies’ effect on relationship management, with much of this research focusing on the Internet’s potential to increase dialogic communication between organizations and their publics (Taylor & Kent, 1998; Kent & Taylor, 2002; Bruning, Dials, & Shirka, 2008; Levenshus, 2010). Furthermore, Taylor and Kent (1998) identified five dialogic principles for organizations to use when building relationships through online communication: the dialogic loop, the usefulness of information, the generation of return visits, the intuitiveness/ease of interface, and the rule of conservation of visitors. Surprisingly, with as much as the Internet has changed over the last fifteen years, these dialogic principles still remain true and effective. Using a theory-based framework, Kent and Taylor’s (1998) guide to relationship building through the Web can still be used by public relations practitioners today as companies are still not fully utilizing the dialogic aspect of the Web, but have mastered the technical and design aspects.
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Modeling of Long Distance Context Dependency

Modeling of Long Distance Context Dependency

In the meantime, it is found that there always exist many preferred relationships between words. Two highly associated word pairs are “not only/but also” and “doctor/nurse”. Psychological experiments in Meyer D. et al. (1975) indicated that the human’s reaction to a highly associated word pair was stronger and faster than that to a poorly associated word pair. Such preference information is very useful for natural language processing (Church K.W. et al. 1990; Hiddle D. et al. 1993; Rosenfeld R. 1994 and Zhou G.D. et al.1998). Obviously, the preference relationships between words can expand from a short to long distance. While we can use conventional ngram models to capture the short distance dependency, the long distance dependency should also be exploited properly.
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Multi Element Long Distance Dependencies: Using SPk Languages to Explore the Characteristics of Long Distance Dependencies

Multi Element Long Distance Dependencies: Using SPk Languages to Explore the Characteristics of Long Distance Dependencies

In order to successfully model Long Distance Dependencies (LDDs) it is necessary to un- derstand the full-range of the characteristics of the LDDs exhibited in a target dataset. In this paper, we use Strictly k-Piecewise lan- guages to generate datasets with various prop- erties. We then compute the characteristics of the LDDs in these datasets using mutual in- formation and analyze the impact of factors such as (i) k, (ii) length of LDDs, (iii) vocabu- lary size, (iv) forbidden subsequences, and (v) dataset size. This analysis reveal that the num- ber of interacting elements in a dependency is an important characteristic of LDDs. This leads us to the challenge of modelling multi- element long-distance dependencies. Our re- sults suggest that attention mechanisms in neu- ral networks may aide in modeling datasets with multi-element long-distance dependen- cies. However, we conclude that there is a need to develop more efficient attention mech- anisms to address this issue.
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Long Distance Walking Tracks: impacts and experiences: biophysical impacts and psychosocial experiences associated with use of long distance walking tracks in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland

Long Distance Walking Tracks: impacts and experiences: biophysical impacts and psychosocial experiences associated with use of long distance walking tracks in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland

It investigates the biophysical impacts and psychosocial experiences of visitors using two established long-distance walking tracks within the Wet Tropics region, namely the Mt Bartle Fr[r]

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LONG DISTANCE SERVICES AGREEMENT. RATES,TERMS & CONDITIONS for INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE SERVICES

LONG DISTANCE SERVICES AGREEMENT. RATES,TERMS & CONDITIONS for INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE SERVICES

800 Service is a one-way inbound service originating on facilities provided by the Company and terminating on a regular line. 800 Service enables the Customer to receive calls which are toll-free to the originating party. The 800 Service Customer is responsible for payment of charges associated with calls terminated to Customer’s 800 Service. 800 Service includes use of toll free 800, 866, 877, 888 numbers or any other toll free numbers available under the North American Numbering Plan that may be provided by the Company. The term “800 number” as used in the Rates, Terms and Conditions includes all toll free numbers including, but not limited to, those utilizing 800, 866, 877 and 888 prefixes.
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Reciprocal relationships between trajectories of depressive symptoms and screen media use during adolescence

Reciprocal relationships between trajectories of depressive symptoms and screen media use during adolescence

Research examining the dynamic interplay between screen media use and depressive symptoms is relatively scarce, especially longitudinally (Maras et al. 2015). Since depression is a signi fi cant cause of morbidity in adolescents, and screen media use is highly pervasive, any longitudinal relationship would be signi fi cant in terms of widespread health risk (Jelenchick et al. 2013; Twenge et al. 2018). Much of the evidence on this debate is based, either implicitly or explicitly, on a social displacement model which assumes that time spent on devices is inversely related (in a linear fashion) to well being because of the associated reduction in real life interactions (Kraut et al. 1998). However, empirical support for this theory is, at best, patchy (see Suchert et al. 2015, for a review). Thus, to date, the evidence does not unambiguously support the asserted linear associations between screen time and subsequent depression, and the possibility of non-linear effects has not been widely considered. Non-linear effects would be con- sistent with the digital Goldilocks Hypothesis (Przybylski and Weinstein 2017) which posits that moderate screen use can be positive and adaptive in societies where screen use is common and normative. Over-engagement with screens may still displace other adaptive activities, but under- engagement can also be problematic because it may remove opportunities for young people to achieve positive goals such as peer relationships (see Przybylski and Weinstein 2017).
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Sexual and Drug Use Risk Behaviors of Internal Long Distance Truck Drivers in Iran

Sexual and Drug Use Risk Behaviors of Internal Long Distance Truck Drivers in Iran

HIV and STI prevention program among LDTDs needs to focus more on those who are 33-40 yr old and live in provinces other than de- veloping provinces. More efforts (e.g., counseling and awareness raising among truckers about be- ing at risk of acquiring STI and HIV, etc.) are required to make truckers motivated and able to use condom each time they have sex with non- regular partners. Married drivers with high risk behavior background should be motivated to test for HIV and STI infections and be aware that how to protect their spouses.
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Is Facebook Linked to Selfishness? Investigating the Relationships among Social Media Use, Empathy, and Narcissism

Is Facebook Linked to Selfishness? Investigating the Relationships among Social Media Use, Empathy, and Narcissism

We were also interested in sex differences. There are clear patterns of higher narcissism scores for males [34], however current research is mixed regarding sex and empathic levels [35], Thus, all of the following research questions were investigated separately for male and female participants. While the majority of previous research on SNS has targeted college students, the present study included a broad range, from 18 to 50 years, to represent the increased presence of adults using social media [36]. Additionally, narcissism has been shown to decrease as people age [37]. The research questions were:
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Consumer-Brand Relationships in Social Media

Consumer-Brand Relationships in Social Media

Companies could adjust their social media actions towards the enhancement of perceived social benefits, by providing more opportunities for member-to-member interactions and by adding social features that are valued by the members. Likewise, firms could increase the perceived information benefits, by providing useful content to their fans, and increase the attractiveness of their pages, making their fans feel that they gain value, leading them to increase their level of interaction and sharing activity. Considering the fact that brand page members perceive time and effort benefits, firms should try offering daily, useful and informational content. As Facebook and Twitter are two different platforms, each one with its fans, differentiating and adjusting the offered content, could enhance members’ time and effort perceived benefits. Perceived economic benefits could be enhanced by implementing exclusive discount actions, giving the ability to the firms to retain the fans of their social media brand pages. Finally, as members perceive personal treatment benefits, firms should adjust their communication with their fans, by interacting personally with each one of them, answering to each comment or question separately, by mentioning his/her name. As many members do not like to be overloaded with company messages and marketing advertisements, managers should limit the frequency of Facebook page and Twitter updates and avoid over- pushing. When posting updates, companies have to make sure that they are providing useful content, not only promotional advertising for their products and services. Additionally, firms should define a clear policy about members’ personal data on Facebook and Twitter, and inform their fans about the handling of their profile information. Moreover, competitions that require from users to give access to their profile data, could be adjusted towards this direction.
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Relationships between media use, body fatness and physical activity in children and youth: A meta-analysis

Relationships between media use, body fatness and physical activity in children and youth: A meta-analysis

Relationships between media use, body fatness and physical activity in children and youth: A meta-analysis.. doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0802706.[r]

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Strategies for Successful Long-Distance Mentoring

Strategies for Successful Long-Distance Mentoring

Our mentee-mentor relationship was facilitated by the AAHB Research Scholars Mentorship Program; however, we relied on a mutual trusted colleague to “vouch” for each of us. As the mentee and the mentor, we each had more confidence that the fit was right based on the mutual colleague’s informal recommendation. This colleague (“matchmaker”) knew each of us quite well, having served as a trusted mentor for the mentee and a colleague and close friend of the mentor. Mentee-mentor pairs often emerge on the basis of having mutual research interests but additional considerations for matches based on personalities, communication styles, and work ethic can potentially minimize conflicts and lead to more productive mentee-mentor relationships.
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