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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)
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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..

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..

Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims. (2019)
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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..

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..

Challenges facing the Siem Reap tuk-tuk workforce in a changing tourism environment. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
LEITH, C. 2019. Challenges facing the Siem Reap tuk-tuk workforce in a changing tourism environment. In Sousa, C., Vaz de Freitas, I. and Marques, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on tourism research (ICTR 2019), 14-15 March 2019, Porto, Portugal. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited [online}, pages 166-172. Available from: http://academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_6701989-ICTR-2019-PDF-Proceedings-of-the-2nd-International-Conference-on-Tourism-Research.html

Tourists have long used tuk-tuks as a convenient, cheap and enjoyable way to travel around when visiting many Asian cities. Significant changes in the tourism environment have led to challenges for the tuk-tuk workforce in some of their traditional c... Read More about Challenges facing the Siem Reap tuk-tuk workforce in a changing tourism environment..

Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNSON, I.M. 2017. Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. In Collins, P. and Tripp, C. (eds.) Gertrude Bell and Iraq: a life and legacy. Proceedings of the British Academy, 205: proceedings of Gertrude Bell: a life and legacy, 11-13 September 2013, London, UK. Oxford: Oxford University Press [online], pages 257-271. Available from: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gertrude-bell-and-iraq-9780197266076

This paper discusses Gertrude Bell's involvement in the foundation of the Baghdad Public Library and the Iraq Museum Library, shedding light on issues that have surrounded their creation and development. It identifies Muriel Jesse Forbes as the perso... Read More about Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq..

Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, C. and DAVIS, A. 2016. Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual conference of the Academy of Marketing (AM2016): radical marketing, 4-7 July 2016, Newcastle, UK. Newcastle: Academy of Marketing.

In a recent survey, European music festivals organisers confirmed a lack of available headliners and increasing cost of headline acts were two of the immediate challenges facing the European music festival industry (IQ Magazine, 2016). While practica... Read More about Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events..

A qualitative study verifying the research constructs relating to CRM systems benefits and consumer buying behavior variables. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
OMOGE, A.P. and LAING, A. 2016. A qualitative study verifying the research constructs relating to CRM systems benefits and consumer buying behavior variables. In Proceedings of the 2016 West East Institute (WEI) international academic conference, 1-3 August 2016, Boston, USA. West Chester, PA: WEI [online]. Available from: /https://www.westeastinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Akinyemi-Paul-Omoge-Audrey-Laing.pdf

This study presents the findings from the first phase of a mixed methods study. Following a review of relevant literature, this study has identified variables that have been claimed and rationalized to specifically imply CRM benefits and consumer buy... Read More about A qualitative study verifying the research constructs relating to CRM systems benefits and consumer buying behavior variables..

The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E., ISAACS, J., LEON, M. and REID, P. 2016. The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. In Proceedings of the 2016 RICS construction, building and real estate research conference (COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper concerns the application of cutting edge digital recording techniques within the context of heritage-led urban regeneration. The work is innovative in that it supports the belief of decision makers and local stakeholders that there is pote... Read More about The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas..

The participatory medicine attitudes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspective (2016)
Conference Proceeding
KOSTAGIOLAS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K., KAKAVITSAS, F. and NIAKAS, D. 2015. The participatory medicine attitudes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspectives. In Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Špiranec, S., Grassian, E. and Mizrachi, D. (eds.) Information literacy: moving toward sustainability; revised selected papers from the 3rd European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2015), 19-22 October 2015, Tallinn, Estonia. Communications in computer and information science, 552. Cham: Springer [online], pages 383-393. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28197-1_39

General Practitioners (GPs) need to keep up with a wide range of medical conditions and at the same time closely interact with their patients to provide preventive care and health education. This requires effectively sourcing, utilizing, and sharing... Read More about The participatory medicine attitudes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspective.

The challenge of demonstrating the impact of research beyond traditional mechanisms. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H. and CAMERON, R. 2015. The challenge of demonstrating the impact of research beyond traditional mechanisms. In Bezzina, F. and Cassar, V. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th European conference on research methodology for business and management studies (ECRM 2015), 11-12 June 2015, Valetta, Malta. Sonning Common: Academic Conferences and Publishing International, pages 259-266.

The concept of impact in academia is a focus of not only research councils but also of nationwide institutional research evaluations. In the UK, it is necessary for academics and their institutions to not only conduct research which has real impact,... Read More about The challenge of demonstrating the impact of research beyond traditional mechanisms..

Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., GOKER, A., CORNEY, D. and MARTIN, C. 2015. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the 2015 International conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM15), 20-22 May 2015, Krems, Austria. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität [online], pages 105-118. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem15/cedem15_oa_proceedings.pdf

This paper identifies the peaks and troughs in Twitter usage during three televised Scottish Independence Referendum debates in Autumn 2014 and identifies the topics that were the foci of such peaks and troughs. We observe that the issues that caught... Read More about Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign..

Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
MARTZOUKOU, K. and TRAMANTZA, E. 2014. Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. In Kurbanoglu, S., Špiranec, S., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D. and Catts, R. (eds.) Information literacy: lifelong learning and digital citizeanship in the 21st century; proceedings of the 2nd European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2014), 20-23 October 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Communications in computer and information science, 492.Cham: Springer [online], pages 446-455. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_47

This paper, reports on the planning and preliminary results of an action research project undertaken for the redesign of an online distance learning information literacy (IL) module on the basis of virtual 'embedded librarianship'. The research proje... Read More about Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching..

How nurses behave online? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., MARTZOUKOU, K., INTAS, G. and NIAKAS, D. 2014. How nurses behave online? Nurses' online information needs and internet seeking behaviour. In Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on advances in social science, management and human behaviour (SMHB 2014), 25-26 October 2014, Zurich, Switzerland. New York: Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED) [online], pages 192-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15224/978-1-63248-032-3-139

Registered nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare professionals with a rather distinctive and crucial role in healthcare services provision. For keeping up with their professional advances and follow the rapid and multifaceted scientific a... Read More about How nurses behave online?.