Title: Efficacy of Multimedia-Enhanced Teaching in Film, Television, and Photography Skill Courses: A Case Study of University Students in Shanxi Province

Abstract:This research paper investigates the effectiveness of multimedia-enhanced teaching methods in improving the acceptance and proficiency of film, television, and photography skill courses among university students in Shanxi Province. In this case study, a specific focus was placed on analysing the integration of multimedia elements such as interactive videos, virtual simulations, and online platforms into the traditional curriculum. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, interviews, and pre-post assessments, to gather comprehensive data on student experiences and learning outcomes. The research aimed to identify the strengths and limitations of multimedia-enhanced teaching in the context of creative arts education and to provide insights into optimizing these methods for more effective skill acquisition among students in Shanxi Province. Multimedia mode of learning was found to be beneficial for a wide range of subjects and skills. Therefore, educational institutions must employ technology that improves student-teacher connections and significantly alters how students learn, communicate, produce, and collaborate on their academic endeavours.




Title: VALUING DIVERSITY: STEWARD LEADERSHIP IN INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM OF SCHOOL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Abstract:ABSTRACT \n\nThis study was conducted to explore the element of valuing diversity among headteachers that create good organizational collectivist culture in Internal Control System (ICS) of schools’ financial management. This element of valuing diversity is based on one of the attributes of steward leadership practice framework developed by April, Kukard and Peters in 2013. In accordance with Treasury Instructions 308, there are four aspects of internal control involved in this study, which is management control, receipt control, expenditure control and asset and store control. This study is a multiple case study involving seven participants, namely seven headteachers in seven public elementary schools who received excellent financial audit status from Malaysian Ministry of Education for three years consecutively. This study uses interview as a main data collection method and had been analyzed using Nvivo12. The findings show that the headteachers providing opportunities, encouraging different views, encouraging collaboration, discussing employee performance, creating role models, and signaling through action to inculcate the value diversity to implement ICS in school’s financial management. Researchers suggest that a steward leadership module need to be widely used as a guideline for school leaders to create an effective financial governance. In addition, the researchers suggest that the further research need to be conducted in Responsibility Centre (PTj) schools to gain a clearer interpretation and perspectives as financial allocation is fully managed by their own headteachers in school finance committee.




Title: Independence of Television Journalists in Reporting on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Indonesia: A Case Study

Abstract:Abstract\nThe first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia was discovered on March 2, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is a multidimensional crisis that has had a negative impact on various fields, including the journalism sector, especially press freedom, press democracy, and the press as a pillar of the Fourth Estate. The aim of this research is to analyse the impact of interest manipulation on the independence of television journalists in reporting about the COVID-19 vaccine. This research uses a case study that examines the editorial background in reporting on the COVID-19 vaccine. This research aims to reveal the manipulation of interests behind news about the COVID-19 vaccine. The research object consists of four private television stations selected based on a purposive sample, namely iNews TV, Metro TV, TV One, and Trans 7. The government guarantees that it will not hinder the critical power of journalists, so that media independence remains a priority. However, journalists must pay attention to the impact of the news and the needs of society. The results of the research show that there are irregularities in the newsroom regarding the government\'s involvement in regulation. The government, through the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), is trying to intervene in journalistic work so that reporting is in line with the wishes of the government as the main policymaker. In addition, researchers found that there was intervention from internal and external companies that attempted to influence the content and direction of editorial reporting policies regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.




Title: Blended Learning is the future of Education

Abstract:Online Learning is part of Blended learning and is a learning technique in which use of both ordinary teaching and advanced modern online teaching, online learning materials are largely used. It has been around for more than two decades however not got the approval it sought to have. It is the dissemination of e-learning module courses using internet infrastructure and sources. This study, therefore, aims to review students, teachers, professionals’ perceptions of blended online learning on various aspects of the learning process. The study seeks to answer the question as to whether there is any correlation amidst stakeholders derived independent variable and their perception concerning the merits and demerits of online blended learning. The aim of the study is also to show how well students and business professionals accept blended learning as a new normal. The primary and secondary methodology used by conducting a survey and further analysis of the information got is applied. The data collection involves 385 education stakeholders who participated in the online survey and the results were analyzed using modern PLS. \n Online education seems to stay for the time and in the future as per consensus through interviews and surveys conducted. \nOnline blended learning has been seen to optimize the maximum benefits of old teaching methods and access to online learning materials. Also, will allow more students to access the learning and will develop professor skills in adjusting the assessment for digital.




Title: Investigating Academic Performance and LMS Metrics Under the Student-Assisted E-Learning Delivery (SAED) Initiative: Insights from a Large-Scale University Study

Abstract:Background: Learning Management Systems (LMS) have facilitated a pivotal change in educational practices by enhancing content dissemination and ena-bling data-driven insights on pedagogical strategies. However, their full poten-tial might not be realized without mutual engagement between faculty and stu-dents. The Student Assistant E-Learning Delivery (SAED) program addresses this by developing student-faculty partnerships leveraging trained student assis-tants to be active members of the e-learning delivery. Objective: This study evaluates SAED\'s impacts on student achievement and Blackboard engagement across a large, diverse university population using exploratory data analysis. Methods: Data from 2223 students enrolled in 24 university courses, both with SAED implementation and non-SAED controls, were analyzed. Course pass percentages, average section scores, individual student scores, and Blackboard platform metrics were compared between the SAED and control groups. SAED effects were evaluated overall and within subgroups determined by semester, sex, campus, discipline, faculty, and course. Results: The study observed high overall pass rates (98.1%) and average course section scores (4.3 out of 5.0), in-dicating robust academic performance. There was no significant difference in pass rates and scores between SAED and control groups. Notably, SAED had a positive impact on scores for female students and those in the Humanities/Social Sciences college, while it showed lower scores in males and in the Law/Political Science college compared to the control group. SAED yielded comparable Blackboard engagement to non-SAED control groups. Interestingly, higher ex-am scores were correlated with lower item counts on Blackboard. Conclusion: The SAED program offers an effective strategy to facilitate e-learning while achieving equitable outcomes to standard \"sole faculty-delivery\" approaches. However, findings reveal untapped opportunities to engage student assistants as partners in pedagogical innovation and course enhancement beyond basic sup-port roles.




Title: Women school leaders` perceptions on online learning in disadvantaged secondary schools during Covid-19

Abstract:This study investigated the challenges and opportunities of online learning in disadvantaged schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study was conducted using Qualitative method. The participants in the study includes a total of 12 women school leaders that were purposively selected in three public secondary schools that were selected. Amongst the 12 participants, there were two school principals, two deputy principals, three Head of Departments (HODs) and five grade head teachers. The data was collected using biographical questionnaires and individual semi-structured interviews. The data collected was analysed used Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Miner lite software. The findings of the study revealed that the challenges of online learning in disadvantaged schools included lack of teacher�s ICT competencies and lack of communication with parents. The opportunities of online learning in disadvantaged schools according to the findings was learners independence in learning.




Title: Comparative research study about Creative Characteristics among Korea, France and the United States

Abstract:The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in creative home environment, parenting style, self-efficacy, creative personality, and creative achievement in Korea, France and the United States. The data collection period was from March 2020 to May 2020, with 455 Korean, 803 French, and 225 American adults. This study validated the measurement tool for creative characteristics through data collected in Korea, France and the United States, calculated the correlation of measurement tool, and analyzed the difference of creative characteristics of three countries. The results of this study were valid and the reliability was .937. The model fit of the measurement tool was appropriate, and the correlation of each factor showed a significant correlation except for parent-rearing and self-efficacy. Also, the result of comparing the creative characteristics of Korea, France and the United States showed a significant difference. In the creative home environment, France recognized it as more creative environment than Korea, and in the parent-rearing, France recognized it as a stricter parent-rearing style than the United States and Korea. And the self-efficacy, creative personality, and creative personality were higher in France than in Korea, and the United States is higher than in France. This study was able to understand the characteristics of each country through cultural comparison, and the results of this study will be used as necessary data for academic, cultural and social exchanges in the global era.




Title: Auto Medicates among Medical and Non-Medical Students at Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India

Abstract:Background: People generally takes auto medicate for common ailments. Proletariat are involving in auto medicates because they wants to be cure in pithy time. Sometimes auto medicate works quickly but it is dangerous in maximum times. It creates so many problems which may be very dangerous. Auto medicate can ruin the people palpably and fervidly. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted betwixt the medical (B. Pharma students) and non-medical (B.C.A students) University at PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana in December 2022. A ratified questionnaire was filled by 200 participants and analyzed using SYSTAT 13. Results: It was found that 63.5% of medical students are in favor of auto medicate, whereas 37.5% of non-medical students prefer auto medicate. From this survey results, it is found that the medical students prefer the auto medicate compared to students in a non-medical field. Conclusion: Awareness campaigns regarding medicine without prescription should be planned by the professionals who are involved in health care. The selling of medicine without prescription should be restricted so that auto medicates practice should be reduced.




Title: SUPLEMENTATION OF ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (ALA) IN GOAT OOCYTE IN VITRO MATURATION MEDIA TO INCREASE FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTORS (RFSH) AND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR (EGF)

Abstract:In vitro maturation in the livestock sector is a technology that aims to increase the development of livestock businesses throughout the world. FSH and EGF receptors have an important role in reproduction, especially in the follicular process, where rFSH carries tissue targets so that it can function for oogenesis and EGF facilitates oocyte maturation, which can increase the ability of embryos to develop with good quality. The purpose of this research was to prove that giving ALA supplementation in the maturation medium can have effects on rFSH and EGF. This research was an experimental study using a completely randomized design consisting of three treatment groups, namely the control group (K), ALA supplementation at 25 µM/L (P1), and ALA supplementation at 50 µM/L (P2). After the maturation process for 22 hours, fixation was continued and identification was carried out using immunocytochemical staining and the addition of rFSH and EGF antibodies, followed by expression calculations using the immunoreactive score of Remmele and Stenger (IRS). Reseptor FSH and EGF expression data were statistically tested with a significance level of p<0.05. Immunocytochemistry showed that the rFSH expression values (0.42 ± 0.53a, 0.57 ± 0.78a, and 1.71 ± 1.11b) in groups K and P1 did not show significant differences from P2. EGF expression values (1.00 ± 1.29c, 1.57 ± 1.27c, and 3.28 ± 2.81c) did not show significant differences between groups K, P1 and P2 (p>0.05). The results of this study indicate that ALA supplementation in the maturation media at a dose of 50 µM/L can increase the expression of rFSH and EGF in goat oocytes matured in vitro.




Title: Assessing the Quality of Electronic Indonesian Identity Card (E-KTP) Services in Semarang City: A Community Satisfaction Survey Approach

Abstract:This study uses the Community Satisfaction Survey (SKM) technique to assess the effectiveness of Electronic Indonesian Identity Card (E-KTP) services in the city of Semarang in 2023. 325 service users who had varied origins in terms of gender, age, and educational attainment participated in this study. The bulk of responders have completed their secondary education and range in age from 26 to 35. Both primary and secondary data were employed in the research process for this study. According to indicators of requirements, processes, service times, fees/tariffs, and product service standards, guidelines for completing a Community Satisfaction Survey (SKM) on the quality of public service delivery are provided. The study\'s findings demonstrate that the general people can readily fulfill and comprehend the requirements and steps necessary to receive an E-KTP. The majority of respondents were satisfied with how quickly the E-KTP service processed their requests. Although the service unit already has information on service delivery timeframes, there is definitely space for improvement in terms of public information and communication. For the community, it is crucial to have transparency regarding fees or service rates, and the majority of respondents are satisfied that the Civil Registration and Administration Service does not charge for its services. The majority of respondents are aware that product specifications are offered for each service, and it is thought that there is good compliance between the service products supplied and the service requirements. The quality of service items must be maintained and improved on a regular basis, nevertheless.