Nilgün Tuna, Clinical Psychology, Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey
This essay investigates the possible benefits of a Marxist approach in psychology. It contends that a more holistic, community approach to understanding behavior and mental processes might give a much-needed perspective within psychology, which has traditionally been based on individualistic paradigms. Marxist psychology stresses the significance of socioeconomic circumstances and production links in the development of psychological illnesses, and it tries to empower individuals to face and change the social and economic institutions that contribute to their difficulties. Marxist psychology's guiding concepts include historical materialism, dialectical materialism, class analysis, and practice. According to the paper, Marxist psychology may be a useful instrument for exploring mental health issues from a fresh and comprehensive viewpoint, addressing social justice concerns in treatment, and increasing individual well-being.
Marxism, Psychology, Marxist Psychology, Social Theory.
Daniel Dei, Department of Theological Studies, Valley View University, Accra, Ghana
This article probes how ethical practices foster inclusive and responsible learning environments in African higher education. The study employs qualitative analysis of interviews with a purposive sample of 30 students, administrators, and educators from Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, and Burundi. The findings highlight the critical role of ethical practices in creating inclusive and responsible learning environments and underscore the importance of addressing ethical challenges and dilemmas with comprehensive frameworks and guidelines to promote ethical awareness and decision-making skills among diverse students. The article recommends incorporating ethical considerations into curriculum design, instructional strategies, and institutional policies to promote ethical practices and implementing professional development programs to support educators in facilitating ethical sensitivity dialogues in higher education learning communities. The article proposes an emphasis on the complexities of ethical dimensions and an exploration of the use of technology in enhancing ethical behavior in collaborative and interactive learning environments in future studies.
Ethical considerations, Collaborative learning environments, Higher education, Social constructivism, Critical pedagogy.
Jéssica Anahí Roude, Interactive Science and Technology Center, National University of Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Industry 4.0 refers to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by integrating digital, biological, and physical technologies in industrial production. Klaus Schwab identified three key elements that characterize this revolution: speed, depth, and impact on systems. This paper aims to analyze these elements in terms of teaching design and technology in design and their impact on the designer's role, using relevant technological trends as examples for analysis. In this way, the goal is to enhance the understanding of the role of design in the complex context of Industry 4.0.
Industry 4.0, digital technologies, design in technology education, technological impact.
Daniel A Lee, University of Tasmania, Australia
An ethnographic study conducted at an Australian university examined the curriculum design and pedagogical practices of Bachelor Degree Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) courses (n=25) delivered by Australian tertiary institutions. The study investigated participants’ perceptions of the potential presence of course design objectives, including eLearning and engaging with eResources via 21st century telecommunications. These objectives were explored for pedagogic value regarding the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the form of an Australian cultural ‘voice’ in local, glocal and global popular music guitar communities and industry. Inductive thematic analysis of three datasets in the form of surveys, interviews and documents generated five themes. This paper presents and discusses the theme ‘Global Spectra’ which demonstrated the presence of a global perspective among course designers and educators. The discussion addresses the role of online communities and social media in 21st century music education. Findings include the presence of World music in the curricula, and engagement with information technologies, influences the performance practices of graduates. The paper concludes by claiming there are un-known cultural, aesthetic, and pedagogic risks taken when embracing global perspectives via the implementation of advances in telecommunications.
Popular Music Education, Higher Music Education, Globalisation, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Online Resources.
Oloyede Adekunle1, Ajibade Idris1, Obunadike Callistus1, Phillips Adeniyi1, Shittu Olayemi1, Taiwo Esthe1 KizorAkaraiwe Somto2, 1Department of Computer Science, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville USA, 2School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle USA
The study is focused on identity theft and cyber security in the United States. Hence, the study is aimed at examining the impact of cyber security on identity theft in the United States using time series data that covers the period between 2001 and 2021. A trend analysis of complaints of identity theft and cyber security over the years was conducted, and the nature of the relationship between the two variables was established. Chi-Square analysis was used to examine the impact of cyber security on identity theft in the United States. Line graphs were used to analyze the trend in the variable. Time series data was used in the study, and the data was obtained from secondary sources: Statista.com, the US Federal Trade Commission, the Insurance Information Institute, and Identitytheft.org. The results of the study revealed that consumers' complaints about identity theft were on the increase every year. The total spending of the economy (both private and public sectors) on cyber security has been on the rise over the years. More than 100% of spending in 2010 was incurred in 2018. The Chi-Square analysis revealed that cyber security does not have a significant impact on identity theft. The study recommended that the government increase the level of public awareness to ensure that members of the public protect their personal and other information to ensure that it is not compromised for fraud or identity theft. Organizations also need to invest more in the security system and develop policies that support it. At the country level, international treaties and collaboration should be encouraged to prosecute the fraudsters who are hiding behind the national protection boundary.
Cyber security, identity theft, Crime prevention, Information Assurance and Security.
M.Al-Batahari, Azlinda Abdul Aziz, Nur Syufiza Ahmad Shukor, University Selangor Malaysia, Oman
In Local Area Networks (LANs), load balancing distributes traffic across the network is important in avoiding bottlenecks and ensuring optimal utilization of network resources. Bandwidth in load balancing is a crucial technique for enhancing the Quality of Service (QoS). Insufficient bandwidth load balancing and QoS in a LAN can cause several problems. Network congestion can affect the load balancing systems, specific LAN devices and traffic overload. Moreover, the congestion can occur in increased latency causing packet loss and decreased overall network performance. Network performance may become erratic as a result, particularly for delay-sensitive applications for voice and video conferencing. Critical traffic required for the amount of bandwidth decreased QoS and negative impact on user experience are also highlighted. This paper provides a critical review that covers load-balancing algorithms, load-balancing strategies, QoS parameters and implementation challenges.
QoS, LAN, Load Balancing, Bandwidth, VLAN.