How does Digitalisation Affect the Universities?

How does Digitalisation Affect the Universities? nevin manimala

How does Digitalisation Affect the Universities? nevin manimala

Dr. Wolfram Laaser Former “Akademischer Direktor” FernUniversität in Hagen Germany This work is the preprint of an article in issue number 57 of RED This work is the preprint of an article in number 57 of RED. Abstract At present a substantial insecurity prevails about the future of eLearning and particularly about … Continue reading How does Digitalisation Affect the Universities? →

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The 360-degree evaluation model: A method for assessing competency in graduate nursing students. A pilot research study.

The 360-degree evaluation model: A method for assessing competency in graduate nursing students. A pilot research study. Nurse Educ Today, nevin manimala
The 360-degree evaluation model: A method for assessing competency in graduate nursing students. A pilot research study. Nurse Educ Today, nevin manimala

BACKGROUND:

The 360 Degree Evaluation Model is one means to provide a comprehensive view of clinical competency and readiness for progression in an online nursing program.

OBJECTIVES:

This pilot project aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a 360 Degree Evaluation of clinical competency of graduate advanced practice nursing students.

DESIGN:

The 360 Degree Evaluation, adapted from corporate industry, encompasses assessment of student knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes and validates student’s progression from novice to competent.

SETTINGS:

Cohort of advanced practice nursing students in four progressive clinical semesters.

PARTICIPANTS:

Graduate advanced practice nursing students (N = 54).

METHODS:

Descriptive statistics and Jonckheere’s Trend Test were used to evaluate OSCE’s scores from graded rubric, standardized patient survey scores, student reflection and preceptor evaluation.

RESULTS:

We identified all students passed the four OSCEs during a first attempt or second attempt. Scaffolding OSCE’s over time allowed faculty to identify cohort weakness and create subsequent learning opportunities. Standardized patients’ evaluation of the students’ performance in the domains of knowledge, skills and attitudes, showed high scores of 96% in all OSCEs. Students’ self-reflection comments were a mix of strengths and weaknesses in their self-evaluation, demonstrating themes as students progressed. Preceptor evaluation scores revealed the largest increase in knowledge and learning skills (NONPF domain 1), from an aggregate average of 90% in the first clinical course, to an average of 95%.

CONCLUSIONS:

The 360 Degree Evaluation Model provided a comprehensive evaluation of the student and critical information for the faculty ensuring individual student and cohort data and ability to analyze cohort themes.

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Emotional dysregulation is a primary symptom in adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Emotional dysregulation is a primary symptom in adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). nevin manimala, J Affect Disord
Emotional dysregulation is a primary symptom in adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). nevin manimala, J Affect Disord

BACKGROUND:

Clinical observations suggest that adults have more diverse deficits than children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These seem to entail difficulties with emotionality, self-concept and emotion regulation in particular, along with the cardinal symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity for adult patients. Here, we probed a model that explicitly distinguished positive and negative affect, problems with self-concept and emotion regulation skills as distinct but correlating factors with the symptom domains of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

METHODS:

Participants were 213 newly diagnosed adults with ADHD (62.9% male, mean age 33.5 years). Symptoms were assessed via self-report on the Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scales, a modified version of the Positive and Negative Affect Scale and the Emotion Regulation Skill Questionnaire. A confirmatory factor analysis with the R package lavaan, using a robust Maximum Likelihood estimator (MLR) for non-normal data, was conducted to test our new non-hierarchical 7-factor model.

RESULTS:

All calculated model-fit statistics revealed good model-fit (χ2/df ratio = 2.03, robust RMSEA = .07). The SRMR in our model reached .089, indicating an acceptable model fit. Factor loadings on the postulated factors had salient loadings ≥ .31 except for one item on the hyperactivity factor. Latent factor associations were especially salient between emotional dysregulation and problems with self-concept, and also partially with impulsivity/emotional lability.

LIMITATIONS:

The three models of ADHD and emotion regulation as suggested by Shaw et al. (2014) could not be disentangled in this study, though the overall results support the model with shared neurocognitive deficits. Further, we did not separately analyze ADHD with or without comorbid disorders. As our sample of clinical cases with ADHD is highly comorbid (47.9%), other disorders than ADHD might account for the emotion regulation deficits, though a sensitivity analysis revealed no such differences.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our model adequately characterizes the relations between and among clinically and therapeutically relevant symptoms in adult ADHD, thus potentially informing future therapeutic interventions by targeting the successful and flexible use of adaptive emotion regulation skills.

Nevin Manimala SAS Certificate: https://ani.stat.fsu.edu/sascerts.php?q=Undergraduate

Report: Mexican Government Ordered the Doctoring of Crime Statistics

Report: Mexican Government Ordered the Doctoring of Crime Statistics statistics, nevin manimala
Report: Mexican Government Ordered the Doctoring of Crime Statistics statistics, nevin manimala

For years, the Mexican government has been ordering its various law enforcement agencies to doctor their crime statistics in order to downplay the number of murders, kidnappings and other violent crimes often tied to drug cartels. The effort was apparently done to make it seem like the current Mexican government was making progress in improving the country’s security conditions. 

The order to hide Mexico’s true crime numbers came from the former Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Mexico’s SinEmbargo.Mx reported. According to information revealed by the former head of Mexico’s National Security System, Juan Miguel Alcantara, Osorio Chong would order them to hide the true number of crimes in order to make the ruling party look favorable. 

In 2015, Osorio Chong publicly claimed that Mexico’s security conditions were the best they had been in a decade, Breitbart Texas reported. The outlandish claim was made as the country was undergoing a fierce escalation of cartel violence as rival criminal organizations fought for drug trafficking and production areas. 

One of the ways the government would doctor the statistics would be to only count the number of case files instead of counting the number of victims. This means that in cases of multiple homicides, they were counted as one murder in the statistics, SinEmbargo.Mx reported. 

Breitbart Texas has reported about how the Mexican government works to portray an image of security as cartel violence continues to spiral out of control. The new revelation from Alcantara raises questions about the most recent crimes statistics where 2017 was the year with most murders in Mexico. Based on the new information, the true numbers would likely be much higher. 

In a country where cartel gunmen not only murder their victims but also dispose of their bodies by incinerating them, burying them in clandestine graves, or by dumping the bodies in lakes, Mexican authorities have found a new way to hide all those murders, Breitbart Texas has reported. All those individuals whose body has been disposed of are simply recorded as “disappeared” and not as kidnapped or murdered. 

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.  You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.

Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen K. Bannon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.

Nevin Manimala SAS Certificate: https://ani.stat.fsu.edu/sascerts.php?q=Undergraduate