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E-learning and COVID-19: the Nigerian experience: challenges of teaching technical courses in tertiary institutions. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
UGOCHUKWU-IBE, I.M. and IBEKE, E. 2021. E-learning and COVID-19: the Nigerian experience: challenges of teaching technical courses in tertiary institutions. In Xhina, E. and Hoxha, K. (eds.) Recent trends and applications in computer science and information technology: proceedings of 4th Recent trends and applications in computer science and information technology international conference 2021 (RTA-CSIT 2021), 21-22 May 2021 [virtual conference]. CEUR workshop proceedings, 2872. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], pages 46-51. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2872/paper07.pdf

This paper examines the challenges of teaching technical courses through e-learning in Nigerian tertiary institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic has widespread after-effect on education systems all over the world, wi... Read More about E-learning and COVID-19: the Nigerian experience: challenges of teaching technical courses in tertiary institutions..

User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2021. User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. In Abdelmohsen, S., El-Khouly, T., Mallasi, Z. and Bennadji, A. (eds.). Architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges: proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design 2021 (ASCAAD 2021), 2-4 March 2021, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 750-756. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ascaad2021_155

Buildings are an important source of CO2 emissions and account for almost a third of final energy consumption globally. The necessity to achieve energy efficiency standards in new and existing buildings is now recognised. The residential sector consu... Read More about User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency..

Womenswear well-being warriors: a content analysis of female-targeted activewear brands on Instagram. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
CROSS, K. 2020. Womenswear well-being warriors: a content analysis of female-targeted activewear brands on Instagram. In Palomo-Lovinski, N. (ed.) Proceedings of 22nd International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI 2020): between individual and society: social justice through fashion paper and creative practice presentations, 24-27 March 2020, [virtual conference]. Kent, OH: Kent State University [online]. Available from: https://oaks.kent.edu/iffti2020/iffti-2020-between-individual-and-society-community/womenswear-well-being-warriors

In contemporary Western society, people are increasingly focused on well-being, with national well-being statistics reported by numerous developed economies. Wellness is now a consumer mindset, which has gone beyond a trend and become a lifestyle, de... Read More about Womenswear well-being warriors: a content analysis of female-targeted activewear brands on Instagram..

An exploratory study of links between individuals' perceptions of solo tourism and their desires for social interaction and solitude. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
LEITH, C. 2020. An exploratory study of links between individuals' perceptions of solo tourism and their desires for social interaction and solitude. In Martí-Parreño, J., Gómez-Calvet, R. and Muñoz de Prat, J. (eds.) ICTR 2020: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on tourism research, 27-28 March 2020, Valencia, Spain. Reading: ACPI.

There is a continuing growth of solo tourism as a significant sector within the tourism industry. This growth reflects a general growth of solo lifestyle choices in areas such as housing, work, relationships and leisure pursuits. While reasons for th... Read More about An exploratory study of links between individuals' perceptions of solo tourism and their desires for social interaction and solitude..

Professional learning through collaborative online international learning. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B., CRAWFORD, I. and LUCK, S. 2020. Professional learning through collaborative online international learning. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International conference on education and new learning technologies (EDULEARN20), 6-7 July 2020, [virtual conference]. Valencia: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) [online], pages 3564-3571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2020.0997

Collaborative online international learning (COIL) presents relevant opportunities for innovation in the teaching-learning process. Global virtual teams (GVTs) activities provide a very broad set of advantages, including the development of soft skill... Read More about Professional learning through collaborative online international learning..

Employability through experiential delivery of intercultural communication skills online. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2020. Employability through experiential delivery of intercultural communication skills online. In Domenech, J., Merello, P., de la Poza, E. and Peña-Ortiz, R. (eds.). Proceedings of the 6th International Higher education advances conference 2020 (HEAd'20), 2-5 June 2020, València, Spain. València: Universitat Politècnica de València [online], pages 993-1000. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11185

International trade, enabled by rapid technological advances, has had a profound effect on the way employees work and communicate in a borderless, virtual environment. Within this context, classroom collaboration through online virtual teams can be a... Read More about Employability through experiential delivery of intercultural communication skills online..

Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
CROSS, K. 2019. Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims. In Miller, M. (ed.). Fashion: ID; proceedings of 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) 2019 conference: fashion ID (IFFTI 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University [online], pages 284-297. Available from: http://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/ifftipapers/paper-168/

Fashion psychology is an emerging discipline, recognising the potential of clothing to enhance well-being in an era when mental health issues are increasing in the Western world. Well-being is important to the individual and on a wider societal leve... Read More about Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims..

Made in Scotland: country of origin branding in the Scottish textile industry. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, C. 2019. Made in Scotland: country of origin branding in the Scottish textile industry. In Miller, M. (ed.). Fashion: ID; proceedings of 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) 2019 conference: fashion ID (IFFTI 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University [online], pages 328-339. Available from: https://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/ifftipapers/paper-93/

The Scottish textile industry continues to contribute significantly to the national economy, turning over £1bn annually and generating 8,200 domestic jobs. With exports now worth over £360m, industry leaders recognise that ‘Made in Scotland’ is a pri... Read More about Made in Scotland: country of origin branding in the Scottish textile industry..

Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA-HOOD, M. 2019. Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram. In Miller, M. (ed.). Fashion: ID; proceedings of 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) 2019 conference: fashion ID (IFFTI 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University [online], pages 350-361. Available from: https://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/ifftipapers/paper-151/

This paper explores the phenomenon of personal style as an expression of national identity by investigating the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion influencers on Instagram. Instagram is recognised as an example of visual media that has... Read More about Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram..

Does my country's social media work for you? A virtual team project with an international twist. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
LUCK, S., SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B. and CRAWFORD, I. 2019. Does my country's social media work for you? A virtual team project with an international twist. In Smith, J.A., Good, D., Kurthakoti, R., Swank, A. and Ichikawa, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 46th Annual conference of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL 2019), 20-22 March 2019, Old Town San Diego, California, USA. Developments in business simulation and experiential learning: proceedings of the annual ABSEL conference, 46. Oklahoma: ABSEL [online], article number 3211. Available from: https://journals.tdl.org/absel/index.php/absel/article/view/3211

The world's businesses are just that: world businesses. And to compete and be successful in these world businesses, no matter at what level of employment, employees need intercultural communication competency skills. The days of being fairly confiden... Read More about Does my country's social media work for you? A virtual team project with an international twist..