Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2019

 

 

The Impact of Facebook on the Academic Performance of Cape Coast University Students
 

The Impact of Facebook on the Academic Performance of Cape Coast University Students

Pages: 209-218 (10) | [Full Text] PDF (511 KB)
N Abaidoo
Maths and Science Department, University of Cape coast, Ghana

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Facebook applications are obviously changing the world and could be regarded as “a global consumer phenomenon (Eteokleous, & Pavlou, 2010).Facebook usage is one of the most common activities among kids, adolescents, and emerging adults nowadays. It offers today’s youth a portal for entertainment and communication and it is becoming one of the main platforms for accessing information and news. This aggressive adoption of Facebook among the younger generation could be attributed to their up to date knowledge of and comfort with the latest technology and the convenient accessibility to social networking tools (Eteokleous & Ktoridou , 2011), This study aimed at exploring Facebook impact on the academic performance of university students at the university of cape coast and aims to clarify to different stakeholders the relationship between Facebook usage on academic performance and to harness its full potential. This study examines the role of Facebook in students’ academic endeavors and ultimately their academic performance through their reported perceptions and reflections. It also examines factors that might influence the nature of this relationship, and its tentative impact on the academic performance of undergraduate students. An explanatory sequential mixed method approach was employed in order to get both quantitative and qualitative data, the responses of 877 university of cape coast undergraduate student were collected and were scored, coded and inserted into SPSS, and were analyzed using multiple statistical descriptive and inferential statistical tests based on the research question and the nature of the data to be analyzed using frequency tables, Anovas, post hocs and t-tests. The findings of the study explains the perception of cape coast university students on Facebook impact on their academic performance, and to what extent they use it for academic related purposes.
 
Index Terms - The Impact, Facebook, Academic Performance, Cape Coast University Students

Citation - N Abaidoo. "The Impact of Facebook on the Academic Performance of Cape Coast University Students." International Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology 11, no. 10 (2019): 209-218.

Collision-Free and XBEE Trans-Processing For Mobile Robot Using Fuzzy Logic Approach
 

Collision-Free and XBEE Trans-Processing For Mobile Robot Using Fuzzy Logic Approach

Pages: 219-228 (11) | [Full Text] PDF (1.35 MB)
PJM Kasuyo, AI Padayhag, JK Jul
Computer Engineering Department, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame Avenue, 9600, Cotabato City, Philippines

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Robotics is heading its way to innovation integration modifying its definition to a field that studies the creation of robots that do jobs that are hazardous to people such as defusing bombs, mines and exploring shipwrecks. Collision Free Robot operates using external sensors like sonar sensors which aids the robot in avoiding obstacles ahead of it using controlling element in the form of microcontrollers as well as its embedded code. The approach in its embedded code is the so called fuzzy logic which helps the robot creates more efficient decisions regarding its target seeking capability. However, the more complex the fuzzy logic is, the more powerful controller is needed to implement it. One good approach for this is to use large computers like personal computers that have more powerful Random Access Memory (RAM) than that of the microcontrollers. But the problem is how personal computers could be integrated to mobile robots, like collision free robots. Prevalent nowadays are the wireless devices that provide services wherein two devices can communicate with each other. One of these is the Zigbee protocol technology that is capable of transmitting and receiving files between devices. This gives solution to the problem. The physical component of the robot performs the operations of the sensors and actuators while the computer does the decision making and returns useful information to the robot. This concept is integrated to implement this project.
 
Index Terms - Collision Avoidance, Fuzzy Logic, Microcontrollers, Object-Oriented Programming, Robotics, Zigbee

Citation - PJM Kasuyo, AI Padayhag, JK Jul. "Collision-Free and XBEE Trans-Processing For Mobile Robot Using Fuzzy Logic Approach." International Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology 11, no. 10 (2019): 219-228.

Effects of Immersive Technology Exposure on Stress Level Changes: A comparative analysis of zipline rides and immersive technology
 

Effects of Immersive Technology Exposure on Stress Level Changes: A comparative analysis of zipline rides and immersive technology

Pages: 229-234 (6) | [Full Text] PDF (333 KB)
J Kim
Branksome Hall Asia, Seogwipo, Jeju Special Self-governing Province, Republic of Korea

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This research investigates the effects of immersive technology exposure on the people’s stress level changes. A total of 115 randomly selected people participated in an experiment. The participants who shared similar demographic characteristics were then separated into three group--zipline, immersive technology, and reference groups--for an analysis. All the participants wore wearable device to measure their heartbeat per minutes (BPM) to see the differences, and they all answered the translated Global Assessment of Recent Stress (GARS) to measure their perceived stress levels after they experienced the zipline ride, video recorded zipline ride using the 360-degree camera, and none of the above. The result revealed that the heartbeat average of people in the zipline group was greater than those in either immersive technology group or the reference group. People’s perceived stress level difference was not statistically significant when compared zipline and immersive technology group. The immersive experience of zipline through immersive technology could offer stress-relieving effects not notably different from a real zipline ride.
 
Index Terms - Zipline, Immersive Technology, Stress, GARS, 360-Degree Camera

Citation - J Kim. "Effects of Immersive Technology Exposure on Stress Level Changes: A comparative analysis of zipline rides and immersive technology." International Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology 11, no. 10 (2019): 229-234.