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Zeitschrift
eISSN
1857-8462
Erstveröffentlichung
01 Jul 2005
Erscheinungsweise
2 Hefte pro Jahr
Sprachen
Englisch

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Volumen 12 (2017): Heft 2 (December 2017)

Zeitschriftendaten
Format
Zeitschrift
eISSN
1857-8462
Erstveröffentlichung
01 Jul 2005
Erscheinungsweise
2 Hefte pro Jahr
Sprachen
Englisch

Suche

12 Artikel
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Editorial Foreword

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 5 - 6

Zusammenfassung

Uneingeschränkter Zugang

THE STATE OF INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS IN MACEDONIA AFTER 16 YEARS OF THE OHRID AGREEMENT

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 8 - 31

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Inter-ethnic relations between Albanians and Macedonians in Macedonia have been rather problematic since the times of former Yugoslavia. After independence, the new constitution of the Republic of Macedonia instead of improving it has further downgraded the position of Albanians and other minorities living in the country. The non-fulfilment of Albanians’ core demands led to an armed conflict in 2001. The Ohrid Agreement has in addition to ending the armed conflict, also provided for a range of legislative and policy measures to improve the position of the Albanians by ensuring equality and minority protection. However, 16 years after the Ohrid Agreement, inter-ethnic relations in Macedonia still remain burdened by prejudice and stereotypes, rather than cooperation and mutual prosperity. The main aim of the paper is to analyse the state of inter-ethnic relations in Macedonia, with special focus on relations between ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians. The paper also offers an analysis of main factors that contribute to inter-ethnic tensions in the country and explores possible scenarios in the future. The most relevant part of the paper analyses the causality between inter-ethnic and interstate relations. The paper claims that similarly to most of the countries in the Western Balkans, inter-ethnic and interstate relations are basically the components of the same equation. The paper concludes that in Macedonia, Kosovo rather than Albania is much more relevant for the causality between inter-ethnic and interstate relations in Macedonia, and it also offers several reasons to support such thesis. Accordingly, the overall inter-ethnic relations between Macedonians and Albanians in Macedonia heavily depend on inter-state relations between Macedonia and Kosovo and vice versa.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Inter-ethnic relations
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonians
  • Albanians
  • Inter-state relations
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

THE LEGAL REASONING OF THE PRESIDENT’S RIGHT TO ISSUE PARDONS

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 32 - 61

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Presidential pardon has always existed in criminal law and continues to constitute a very important competence of the head of state in many modern day countries. In the past, the clemency given by the sovereign (usually the king/queen or the emperor/empress) represented an act which showed his/her mercy upon their subjects. It was often used as a tool to show the arbitrary will of the sovereign that constituted the law, rather than the law itself. Therefore, the classical school of criminal law that appeared in the 18th century and emphasized the importance of the principle of legality, opposed harshly every kind of arbitrary deciding that excluded the law at the interest of the sovereign. This school is among the only interpretations of criminal law that engages for a complete abandonment of institutes such as pardon or amnesty. The revolutionary French Penal Code of 1791, which was strongly influenced by the classical school, excluded clemency for the proved wrongs that were severely punished. However, due to imperfections of the criminal justice system, amnesty (given by the parliament) and pardon or clemency (given by the head of the state), continue to exist and to be used in modern day criminal law. They are no longer considered acts of arbitrary decisions of the sovereign, instead they should represent important instruments of criminal law, used rarely and wisely with specifically designed goals that aim to bring justice rather than deny it. However, there are many cases when these institutes have been inappropriately used in a very arrogant way which shows that the ancient regime is not yet over for some countries in which the highest institutions continue to act as old and middle age despots. This article will analyze the legal reasoning of the institution of presidential pardon. It will try to establish why the classical school was so strictly opposed to this institute making use of the studies and interpretations found in the writings of Cesare Beccaria. It will explain the philosophy of modern day institutions of amnesty and pardon and the way in which they are regulated in the legal theory and practice. The article will explain the recent developments in Macedonia in regard to the use of presidential pardon. The methods to be used consist of desk research, historical and comparative methods and analysis of legal texts, laws and judicial decisions.

Uneingeschränkter Zugang

IMPROVING INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES THROUGH UNIVERSITY ERP: A STUDY OF THE ACADEMIC PLANNING MODULE DEVELOPMENT AT SEEU

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 62 - 81

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used by universities to handle the academic services and business processes while providing enhanced experience and services to students. This study begins with a background review of ERPs in higher education institutions, the impact on the business processes through optimization and the importance of critical success factors for easier implementation. Secondly, Academic Planning, a core part of the student module of ERPs for higher education, is analyzed in this paper from the prism of data integration, business process workflow, and process optimization. The issues that arise with development of a module are addressed through a case study at SEE-University. The data and business process workflows are based on an actual study by real implementation at this institution. The findings from this study will serve other universities who are in the process of implementation of an ERP to ease their development process and improve the efficiency of the services provided. Main contribution of this study is that it reduces the gap in literature and practice for issues and solutions that arise with the development of a new system, especially in higher education institutions, which in turn are very scarce in nature.

Keywords

  • ERP
  • higher education
  • process optimization
  • BPM
  • academic planning
  • workflow
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

ELLIPSIS IN THE MACEDONIAN NOUN PHRASE

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 82 - 107

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The aim of our paper is to present noun phrase ellipsis as a cohesive tie in the Macedonian language. We will start our paper briefly discussing a few definitions of the term ellipsis, emphasizing our understanding of this term, and more concretely its meaning when occurring in the NP. Namely, we define ellipsis as a complex phenomenon. In linguistics, it means the omitting of linguistic elements that need to be understood from the context, where the recipient should adequately fill the grammatically allowable gap. Then we will refer to different kinds of ellipsis in Macedonian, starting with our main issue - ellipsis in the noun phrase. Elliptical NP is cohesive and usually refers anaphorically to another NP. But the main question is how much of the full noun phrase is involved in the elliptical NP in Macedonian. For that purpose, we will analyze examples to define which elements of the NP can be omitted and under which conditions. Examples of cataphoric ellipsis are also included. When there is an ellipsis of the center of the phrase, the other element of the NP functions as the center of the phrase. For more precision research, we will use examples of different functional styles in Macedonian. The examples will be given first in Macedonian (M), and then translated into English (E). Our conclusion will be presented through graphs.

Keywords

  • Ellipsis
  • noun phrase
  • Macedonian Language
  • endophora
  • exophora
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

ETHNIC PARTIES:DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 108 - 120

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The article is about defining ethnic parties and their classification. We define and discuss the terms politics, political party, ethnis group and ethnical party. We state differences about the traditional model of politics and the modern one. We analyze the importance of the political parties in representing the political rights of the people and what is needed so a political party can be established in the Republic of Macedonia. Also we show how to determine which party is an ethnical party and show a number of ethnic parties in Republic of Macedonia using the name of the party as an indicator. In this part we discuss the indicators and we state that good indicator is the program of the election campaign of the party. But still this is not 100% sure indicator if the party is ethnical. We concluded this because there are a lot of examples when the ruling party before the start of the election campaign does a research about the ethnical groups and after the research makes projects meant for the ethnic groups so the party can get the votes from the chosen ethnicity. At the end we concluded that the programs and the statues of the political parties are the best indicators and answer if a political party is a non-ethnical, multi-ethnical or ethnical political party.

Keywords

  • politics
  • ethnic group
  • ethnic parties
  • Republic of Macedonia.
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

CHALLENGES FOR THE UN AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 121 - 134

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The article aims to put on the table the ongoing works of the United Nations Organization (its economic dimension) and others like World Trade Organization (WTO) being focused in their current and future challenges to build an effective and useful Multilateral Trading System (MTS). Apart from achievements and reforms undertaken, further ones - based on another approach: considering the diversity principle - are proposed in order to reach equitable and fair trading negotiations outcomes in benefits of all members.

Schlüsselwörter

  • International organizations
  • System
  • Diversity
  • Challenges
  • Reforms
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

HIGHER EDUCATION IN BULGARIAN CONTEXT: PECULIARITIES AND CHALLENGES

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 135 - 172

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The objective of this article is to illustrate the issues and challenges which the higher education system in Bulgaria faces, with a particular accent on the phenomenon “education per kilogram”. The latter describes, in a popular language, the up-scaling of the university graduation, related to the mass proliferation of the higher education institutions (HEIs), the facilitated access to enrolment through paid tuitions, etc. The big quantity of HEIs in the country is in a mismatch with the low percentage of GDP which the government dedicates to education. The number of HEIs is also disproportionate against its population size - 54 HEIs in Bulgaria for population of 7.2 million. The research methodology includes a desktop study based on national statistical data and data from the governmentally-supported university rating system. An empirical survey, conducted among 250 tertiary education students enrolled in four Bulgarian universities, is a valuable contribution towards disclosing the pros and cons of the teaching practices in the tertiary education in the country. The first chapter describes at large the “education per kilogram” issue with regard to its possible origins, variations and consequences for the misbalance of labour market demand for certain qualifications and the universities supplies of qualified individuals. The second chapter reveals a comparative analysis by professional fields possible through the Ministry of Education and Science’s university rating system, i.e. students’ preferences for disciplines, universities and professions; the graduates’ professional fulfilment and how the income of the recent diploma-holders is a function of attending a particular HEI. The third chapter presents a sociological survey conducted among students in four Bulgarian universities which demonstrates learners’ attitudes towards various aspects of training, teaching methods and involvement in research assignments in the context of tertiary education.

The main conclusion of the article is that the “universities per kilogram” trend brought about other corresponding characteristics, such as “students per kilogram”, “academic titles per kilogram”, etc. Hence, the large number of HEIs in Bulgaria has not led to improving the quality and efficiency of education, and yet does not respond adequately to the changing labour market demands for qualified professionals.

Keywords

  • education per kilogram
  • quality of tertiary education
  • rating system of higher education
  • state funding for higher education
  • evaluating teaching skills
  • research-centred education.
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

A PROPOSED MODEL FOR PEER ASSESSMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE: LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 173 - 187

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Peer Assessment is a potentially promising pedagogical approach for enhancing the e-learning and supporting student self-regulated learning. The purpose of this paper is by reviewing the research on current trends on the use of ICT in Education, in particular on peer assessment in e-learning, to propose a new peer assessment methodology using the social media platforms in the digital environment. We conclude that a blended approach is more suitable as it is not possible to have a fully automatic peer assessment methodology. The proposed online model needs to be subject of particular careful monitoring and evaluation from teachers.

Keywords

  • e-learning
  • peer assessment
  • social media
  • digital learning
  • software integration.
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

A MODEL FOR AUTOMATED MATCHING BETWEEN JOB MARKET DEMAND AND UNIVERSITY CURRICULA OFFER

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 188 - 217

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Technology plays a very important role in virtually all areas, and has become an inseparable part of the industry. Currently, industry and technology are at a high point of development and research, but there is an ever increasing gap between the market needs and the skills that universities deliver to students. There is an increasing need for consolidation between university curricula and the industry needs in terms of qualifications. In this paper we will present a description of the current state of the labor market in the field of technology, including the needs that arise in improving the existing curricula of the Universities. We review the different technologies that can be used, in order to automatically gather information about the market needs in terms of job offers, and how they can be compared against University curricula. We will also present the latest achievements on these methods, and the suggestions that the researchers provide.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Technology
  • Data-Mining
  • Job Market
  • University
  • Curricula
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

THE POST-MODERN AS NEO-MEDIEVAL: INTERSECTIONS OF RELIGION, NATIONALISM, AND EMPIRE IN MODERNITY AND BEYOND (WITH AN EXCURSUS ON ALBANIAN NATIONALISM)

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 218 - 250

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

This essay connects Benedict Anderson’s analysis of print capitalism as the enabling feature of modernity for the emergence of nationalism with an account of pre-modern sacral imaginings. It argues, following Bronislaw Szerszynski, that the contemporary post-modern ordering of the sacred vis-à-vis nature and culture designates a ‘partial-return’ to pre-modern imaginings and a reterritorialisation of religions which engenders emerging multiplicities and co-existing differences. It argues furthermore that the nation state (and its corollaries), an institution of modernity cannot adequately respond to the antagonisms generated by the post-modern ordering of human communities and their identities. However, though this new ordering may be conceived, following Robert Bellah, as neo-archaic, it may also be conceived as neo-medieval. Accordingly, this essay proposes that the most congenial configuration to the post-modern ordering is the neo-medieval model of fuzzy borders and overlapping jurisdiction, particularly as it pertains to Albanian national identity and EU integration as a post-secular alternative to secular national-determination on the one hand, and neo-Ottomanist theocracy on the other.

Keywords

  • modern / postmodern
  • secular / postsecular
  • nationalism
  • empire
  • Albanian
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

BOOK REVIEW

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 251 - 254

Zusammenfassung

12 Artikel
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Editorial Foreword

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 5 - 6

Zusammenfassung

Uneingeschränkter Zugang

THE STATE OF INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS IN MACEDONIA AFTER 16 YEARS OF THE OHRID AGREEMENT

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 8 - 31

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Inter-ethnic relations between Albanians and Macedonians in Macedonia have been rather problematic since the times of former Yugoslavia. After independence, the new constitution of the Republic of Macedonia instead of improving it has further downgraded the position of Albanians and other minorities living in the country. The non-fulfilment of Albanians’ core demands led to an armed conflict in 2001. The Ohrid Agreement has in addition to ending the armed conflict, also provided for a range of legislative and policy measures to improve the position of the Albanians by ensuring equality and minority protection. However, 16 years after the Ohrid Agreement, inter-ethnic relations in Macedonia still remain burdened by prejudice and stereotypes, rather than cooperation and mutual prosperity. The main aim of the paper is to analyse the state of inter-ethnic relations in Macedonia, with special focus on relations between ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians. The paper also offers an analysis of main factors that contribute to inter-ethnic tensions in the country and explores possible scenarios in the future. The most relevant part of the paper analyses the causality between inter-ethnic and interstate relations. The paper claims that similarly to most of the countries in the Western Balkans, inter-ethnic and interstate relations are basically the components of the same equation. The paper concludes that in Macedonia, Kosovo rather than Albania is much more relevant for the causality between inter-ethnic and interstate relations in Macedonia, and it also offers several reasons to support such thesis. Accordingly, the overall inter-ethnic relations between Macedonians and Albanians in Macedonia heavily depend on inter-state relations between Macedonia and Kosovo and vice versa.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Inter-ethnic relations
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonians
  • Albanians
  • Inter-state relations
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

THE LEGAL REASONING OF THE PRESIDENT’S RIGHT TO ISSUE PARDONS

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 32 - 61

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Presidential pardon has always existed in criminal law and continues to constitute a very important competence of the head of state in many modern day countries. In the past, the clemency given by the sovereign (usually the king/queen or the emperor/empress) represented an act which showed his/her mercy upon their subjects. It was often used as a tool to show the arbitrary will of the sovereign that constituted the law, rather than the law itself. Therefore, the classical school of criminal law that appeared in the 18th century and emphasized the importance of the principle of legality, opposed harshly every kind of arbitrary deciding that excluded the law at the interest of the sovereign. This school is among the only interpretations of criminal law that engages for a complete abandonment of institutes such as pardon or amnesty. The revolutionary French Penal Code of 1791, which was strongly influenced by the classical school, excluded clemency for the proved wrongs that were severely punished. However, due to imperfections of the criminal justice system, amnesty (given by the parliament) and pardon or clemency (given by the head of the state), continue to exist and to be used in modern day criminal law. They are no longer considered acts of arbitrary decisions of the sovereign, instead they should represent important instruments of criminal law, used rarely and wisely with specifically designed goals that aim to bring justice rather than deny it. However, there are many cases when these institutes have been inappropriately used in a very arrogant way which shows that the ancient regime is not yet over for some countries in which the highest institutions continue to act as old and middle age despots. This article will analyze the legal reasoning of the institution of presidential pardon. It will try to establish why the classical school was so strictly opposed to this institute making use of the studies and interpretations found in the writings of Cesare Beccaria. It will explain the philosophy of modern day institutions of amnesty and pardon and the way in which they are regulated in the legal theory and practice. The article will explain the recent developments in Macedonia in regard to the use of presidential pardon. The methods to be used consist of desk research, historical and comparative methods and analysis of legal texts, laws and judicial decisions.

Uneingeschränkter Zugang

IMPROVING INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES THROUGH UNIVERSITY ERP: A STUDY OF THE ACADEMIC PLANNING MODULE DEVELOPMENT AT SEEU

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 62 - 81

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used by universities to handle the academic services and business processes while providing enhanced experience and services to students. This study begins with a background review of ERPs in higher education institutions, the impact on the business processes through optimization and the importance of critical success factors for easier implementation. Secondly, Academic Planning, a core part of the student module of ERPs for higher education, is analyzed in this paper from the prism of data integration, business process workflow, and process optimization. The issues that arise with development of a module are addressed through a case study at SEE-University. The data and business process workflows are based on an actual study by real implementation at this institution. The findings from this study will serve other universities who are in the process of implementation of an ERP to ease their development process and improve the efficiency of the services provided. Main contribution of this study is that it reduces the gap in literature and practice for issues and solutions that arise with the development of a new system, especially in higher education institutions, which in turn are very scarce in nature.

Keywords

  • ERP
  • higher education
  • process optimization
  • BPM
  • academic planning
  • workflow
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

ELLIPSIS IN THE MACEDONIAN NOUN PHRASE

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 82 - 107

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The aim of our paper is to present noun phrase ellipsis as a cohesive tie in the Macedonian language. We will start our paper briefly discussing a few definitions of the term ellipsis, emphasizing our understanding of this term, and more concretely its meaning when occurring in the NP. Namely, we define ellipsis as a complex phenomenon. In linguistics, it means the omitting of linguistic elements that need to be understood from the context, where the recipient should adequately fill the grammatically allowable gap. Then we will refer to different kinds of ellipsis in Macedonian, starting with our main issue - ellipsis in the noun phrase. Elliptical NP is cohesive and usually refers anaphorically to another NP. But the main question is how much of the full noun phrase is involved in the elliptical NP in Macedonian. For that purpose, we will analyze examples to define which elements of the NP can be omitted and under which conditions. Examples of cataphoric ellipsis are also included. When there is an ellipsis of the center of the phrase, the other element of the NP functions as the center of the phrase. For more precision research, we will use examples of different functional styles in Macedonian. The examples will be given first in Macedonian (M), and then translated into English (E). Our conclusion will be presented through graphs.

Keywords

  • Ellipsis
  • noun phrase
  • Macedonian Language
  • endophora
  • exophora
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

ETHNIC PARTIES:DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 108 - 120

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The article is about defining ethnic parties and their classification. We define and discuss the terms politics, political party, ethnis group and ethnical party. We state differences about the traditional model of politics and the modern one. We analyze the importance of the political parties in representing the political rights of the people and what is needed so a political party can be established in the Republic of Macedonia. Also we show how to determine which party is an ethnical party and show a number of ethnic parties in Republic of Macedonia using the name of the party as an indicator. In this part we discuss the indicators and we state that good indicator is the program of the election campaign of the party. But still this is not 100% sure indicator if the party is ethnical. We concluded this because there are a lot of examples when the ruling party before the start of the election campaign does a research about the ethnical groups and after the research makes projects meant for the ethnic groups so the party can get the votes from the chosen ethnicity. At the end we concluded that the programs and the statues of the political parties are the best indicators and answer if a political party is a non-ethnical, multi-ethnical or ethnical political party.

Keywords

  • politics
  • ethnic group
  • ethnic parties
  • Republic of Macedonia.
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

CHALLENGES FOR THE UN AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 121 - 134

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The article aims to put on the table the ongoing works of the United Nations Organization (its economic dimension) and others like World Trade Organization (WTO) being focused in their current and future challenges to build an effective and useful Multilateral Trading System (MTS). Apart from achievements and reforms undertaken, further ones - based on another approach: considering the diversity principle - are proposed in order to reach equitable and fair trading negotiations outcomes in benefits of all members.

Schlüsselwörter

  • International organizations
  • System
  • Diversity
  • Challenges
  • Reforms
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

HIGHER EDUCATION IN BULGARIAN CONTEXT: PECULIARITIES AND CHALLENGES

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 135 - 172

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The objective of this article is to illustrate the issues and challenges which the higher education system in Bulgaria faces, with a particular accent on the phenomenon “education per kilogram”. The latter describes, in a popular language, the up-scaling of the university graduation, related to the mass proliferation of the higher education institutions (HEIs), the facilitated access to enrolment through paid tuitions, etc. The big quantity of HEIs in the country is in a mismatch with the low percentage of GDP which the government dedicates to education. The number of HEIs is also disproportionate against its population size - 54 HEIs in Bulgaria for population of 7.2 million. The research methodology includes a desktop study based on national statistical data and data from the governmentally-supported university rating system. An empirical survey, conducted among 250 tertiary education students enrolled in four Bulgarian universities, is a valuable contribution towards disclosing the pros and cons of the teaching practices in the tertiary education in the country. The first chapter describes at large the “education per kilogram” issue with regard to its possible origins, variations and consequences for the misbalance of labour market demand for certain qualifications and the universities supplies of qualified individuals. The second chapter reveals a comparative analysis by professional fields possible through the Ministry of Education and Science’s university rating system, i.e. students’ preferences for disciplines, universities and professions; the graduates’ professional fulfilment and how the income of the recent diploma-holders is a function of attending a particular HEI. The third chapter presents a sociological survey conducted among students in four Bulgarian universities which demonstrates learners’ attitudes towards various aspects of training, teaching methods and involvement in research assignments in the context of tertiary education.

The main conclusion of the article is that the “universities per kilogram” trend brought about other corresponding characteristics, such as “students per kilogram”, “academic titles per kilogram”, etc. Hence, the large number of HEIs in Bulgaria has not led to improving the quality and efficiency of education, and yet does not respond adequately to the changing labour market demands for qualified professionals.

Keywords

  • education per kilogram
  • quality of tertiary education
  • rating system of higher education
  • state funding for higher education
  • evaluating teaching skills
  • research-centred education.
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

A PROPOSED MODEL FOR PEER ASSESSMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE: LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 173 - 187

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Peer Assessment is a potentially promising pedagogical approach for enhancing the e-learning and supporting student self-regulated learning. The purpose of this paper is by reviewing the research on current trends on the use of ICT in Education, in particular on peer assessment in e-learning, to propose a new peer assessment methodology using the social media platforms in the digital environment. We conclude that a blended approach is more suitable as it is not possible to have a fully automatic peer assessment methodology. The proposed online model needs to be subject of particular careful monitoring and evaluation from teachers.

Keywords

  • e-learning
  • peer assessment
  • social media
  • digital learning
  • software integration.
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

A MODEL FOR AUTOMATED MATCHING BETWEEN JOB MARKET DEMAND AND UNIVERSITY CURRICULA OFFER

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 188 - 217

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Technology plays a very important role in virtually all areas, and has become an inseparable part of the industry. Currently, industry and technology are at a high point of development and research, but there is an ever increasing gap between the market needs and the skills that universities deliver to students. There is an increasing need for consolidation between university curricula and the industry needs in terms of qualifications. In this paper we will present a description of the current state of the labor market in the field of technology, including the needs that arise in improving the existing curricula of the Universities. We review the different technologies that can be used, in order to automatically gather information about the market needs in terms of job offers, and how they can be compared against University curricula. We will also present the latest achievements on these methods, and the suggestions that the researchers provide.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Technology
  • Data-Mining
  • Job Market
  • University
  • Curricula
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

THE POST-MODERN AS NEO-MEDIEVAL: INTERSECTIONS OF RELIGION, NATIONALISM, AND EMPIRE IN MODERNITY AND BEYOND (WITH AN EXCURSUS ON ALBANIAN NATIONALISM)

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 218 - 250

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

This essay connects Benedict Anderson’s analysis of print capitalism as the enabling feature of modernity for the emergence of nationalism with an account of pre-modern sacral imaginings. It argues, following Bronislaw Szerszynski, that the contemporary post-modern ordering of the sacred vis-à-vis nature and culture designates a ‘partial-return’ to pre-modern imaginings and a reterritorialisation of religions which engenders emerging multiplicities and co-existing differences. It argues furthermore that the nation state (and its corollaries), an institution of modernity cannot adequately respond to the antagonisms generated by the post-modern ordering of human communities and their identities. However, though this new ordering may be conceived, following Robert Bellah, as neo-archaic, it may also be conceived as neo-medieval. Accordingly, this essay proposes that the most congenial configuration to the post-modern ordering is the neo-medieval model of fuzzy borders and overlapping jurisdiction, particularly as it pertains to Albanian national identity and EU integration as a post-secular alternative to secular national-determination on the one hand, and neo-Ottomanist theocracy on the other.

Keywords

  • modern / postmodern
  • secular / postsecular
  • nationalism
  • empire
  • Albanian
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

BOOK REVIEW

Online veröffentlicht: 11 May 2018
Seitenbereich: 251 - 254

Zusammenfassung

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