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    A Research on the Influential Factors of Listing Sales Based on Online Information in Short Rental Markets

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    Recent years,sharing economy as a new business model has developed very well in the whole world and the online marketplace for peer-to-peer accommodation rental services such as XiaoZhu change people’s life a lot.With the development of social media and information technology,consumers can not only pubulish text comments but also can share the photos taken by them on the paltform as a supplement.In order to study the impact of online information on the sales volume of houses under the background of sharing-economy, we collect data from XiaoZhu and use the correlation analysis and regression analysis. This research provides a new perspective for the sharing research and foucuses on China’s online short-term rental market. The result shows that the total number of online reviews, the number of picture comments and the price have significant effects on home sales

    Use of information technology in healthcare sector for improving outcomes

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    With revolutionary success of internet and mobile usage in India, use of information technology for healthcare promotion by pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare sectors is increasing. Information technology provides an unlimited opportunity for promoting correct healthcare practices for prevention of certain diseases, providing information for maintaining health and other suitable information to the expected target audience. Information technology provides numerous advantages including extended reach, quick dissemination of facts, providing unlimited amount of information and also eliminates the need of large number of manual resources. There is enormous potential for improving the awareness about healthcare through digital media and information technology. However, with its increasing usage, there are some challenges, responsibilities and precautions which need to be considered while using information technology as a resource for healthcare promotion. This article discusses the use of information technology in healthcare promotion along with the challenges in its usage

    Da'wah Strategy in the Contemporary Era of Hadith Perspective

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    Da'wah strategy is an effort carried out to spread religious teachings with the aim of influencing the understanding, attitudes and behavior of individuals in society. This article discusses several da'wah strategies that are effective in achieving this goal. First, the personal approach strategy involves direct interaction with individuals through communication that is empathetic, persuasive, and respects differences. Second, the strategy of utilizing mass media and information technology utilizes print media, television, radio, and the internet to spread da'wah messages en masse. Third, the education and training strategy involves forming da'wah cadres who have good religious knowledge and effective communication skills. Fourth, the social engagement strategy encourages preachers to engage in social activities that benefit the community, such as economic empowerment, health services or disaster management. Fifth, the contextual approach strategy involves adjusting the da'wah message to the culture, social context, and challenges faced by the target community. In implementing these strategies, preachers can have a positive impact in shaping a better understanding and religious life in society

    LGBTQ Youth’s Development in Ontario Schools

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    Abstract In order to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students, the Ontario government recently introduced a new sex education curriculum that seeks to educate all students about the LGBTQ community. Through a progressive initiative, the rise of social media and information technology have changed the way in which students interact and learn, so it is critical to develop a current understanding of struggles that LGBTQ students face, whether it be with conventional forms of discrimination and bullying, or instances of cyberbullying. It is likewise important to understand how these issues impact their self-perceptions and development. To understand these concerns, the current study employs an extensive literature review, then, through the lens of the anti-oppressive practice (AOP) and theory of change, explores potential solutions and considers the effectiveness of Ontario’s new sex education curriculum. The findings suggest that qualitative, longitudinal, and comparative research will need to be done in the future to determine the nature of the issues that current LGBTQ students face and the effectiveness of proposed solutions

    An overview of research on technological and telecommunication development

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    The scientific and professional research on technological and telecommunication development started in the second half of the 20th century as the use of new media and technologies began to cause structural business and social changes. A review of research published in the early 1980s revealed that the focus was mainly on the acceptance, usefulness and impact of new media and information technology on the information society, whereas research conducted at the turn of the century was mostly interdisciplinary and related to the effect of technological and telecommunication development on various scientific and professional fields. The focus of this paper is an overview of published research on information technology since the 1980s to date, as well as technological and telecommunication development in recent years based on the latest official published data. On the basis of previous research, it can be concluded that more attention needs to be directed to monitoring trends of ICT products and services in order to increase benefits and reduce the costs for active users, as well as improving infrastructure and providing information to attract passive users in order to reduce technological and telecommunication gap between developed, developing and underdeveloped countries

    Rhapsodies of indignation: The student movement in Colombia in 2011

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    In 2011, the government of President Santos announced a draft amendment to the Law 30 of 1992 to promote “sustainable self-education.” Students rejected the government proposal and initiate a proactive mobilization and media pressure to archive the reform effort. In this story-event, the protest of students and the impact of media and information technology and communication in the development of a struggle embedded in national events, are analyzed

    Elite Sports Training as Model for Future Internet Practices?

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    This paper reflects on the experience of using ethnographic and experimental research at a high-performance athletic training center as model for drawing conclusion about the future everyday use of ICT and Internet technologies. The research project has consisted of field studies of training session and everyday life at an elite training center where athletes live and train as well as experimental design processes where new internet and media technologies has been explored within elite sports training. While in some aspects the research has been sports specific (such as using advanced video technology to analyze precise movements), in other aspects the training center has seemed like a more intense, extreme and streamlined version of our contemporary technological everyday. The training center has been a laboratory where issues of quantification of self, goal-orientation vs. creativity, and individual vs. community has been displayed in a more clear, isolated and focused way than observations of everyday life can glean. The conclusion is that studying the intense environments of elite athletes can be a fruitful approach to studying the sociology of Information technology. However, this is only the case as long as our societies are dominated by the same values as elite sports such as competitiveness, goal-orientation, specialization and efficiency through technology and discipline

    Collection Development in the Digital Age: Changing Roles of the National Library of China

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    With the development of the National Digital Library Project, the National Library of China will collect more digital publications and promote the dissemination of Chinese publications to the world. The collection development policy will be revised in regular basis to reflect the latest development of librarianship in China. However, the general principle will not be changed: to preserve our cultural heritage and to provide service to the users
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