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Volume 02 - Issue 01 (January 2018)

 

Title: Golf Swing Analyses of the Novice Player: Stop Swinging with Your Arms
Authors: Dr. Richard Lee Pollock
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 01 - 06, Vol 02 - No. 01, 2018
Abstract: All ninety-five right-handed participants took lessons from the Golf Advantage School, which is operated by Kingwood Country Club. All the students were instructed by the same Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) certified instructor. Students were instructed to use seven key principles to improve the right-handed golf swing. The specific aims of this study were to attempt to answer the following three questions. First, does the seven key golf swing principles improve the ability of the novice golfer to hit a straighter ball? Second, does starting the downswing by rotating your legs and hips counterclockwise and just letting your straight left arm track to the ball reduce the over-the- top swing? Third, before golf lessons, what is the mean Hogan's angle created by the novice player starting the downswing over-the- top or under- the-top of Hogan's imaginary glass plane line? Using Apple iPad2 tablet, Hudl Technique Software, V1 Pro Software HD, and V1 Pro cameras it was determined students learned to hit a significantly straighter ball, over-the- top swing was significantly reduced, t(2.13) = 80, p = .036, and the 95 student's mean Hogan's angle was calculated at a positive (M = 4.5, SD = 6.2) degrees over-the- top.
Keywords: Biomechanics, Golf slice, Hogan's angle, Square clubface, Strong grip
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Title: Introducing Google Sites and Quizlet Flashcards into an Anatomy & Physiology Lab to Improve Grades: A Four Year Study
Authors: Dr. Richard Lee Pollock
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 07 - 13, Vol 02 - No. 01, 2018
Abstract: The problem in the U.S. is lack of qualified registered nurses and nurses in general which makes it tough for employers to fill positions. The main reason for lack of qualified applicants is due to students having trouble making a grade of A or B in anatomy and physiology (A&P) lectures and labs. College instructors need to improve teaching methods in order to improve student comprehension, memory, and final grades. The objective of this study was to determine if introducing instructor created Quizlet flashcards, YouTube videos, and Google Sites significantly improve student's face-to- face A&P I lab grades? The first two years of this four year study, students did not have access to instructor created Quizlet flashcards, YouTube videos, and Google Sites. The last two years students were supplied with these three learning tools. Study results indicated there was a significant difference, t(787) = 3.188, p = .002, and showed that the odds of making grades of A or B in the treatment group was 1.33 times higher than in the unexposed group of students (OR = 1.334; 95% CI, 1.002–1.777), indicating that adding Quizlet flashcards, YouTube videos, and Google Sites significantly improved student's grades. Hopefully, results from this study will encourage other A&P lab instructors to convert their face-to- face labs into virtual classrooms because blending in Quizlet flashcards, YouTube videos, and Google Sites significantly improves final lab grades in college A&P labs. Data from this study indicated that student's memory, appetite for self-pace, and motivation significantly improved with these added learning tools.
Keywords: Computer-mediated communication, Evaluation methodologies, Improving classroom teaching, Interactive learning environments
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Title: The energy-saving measurements of on-land transportation in Taiwan
Authors: Shyi-Min Lu
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 14 - 19, Vol 02 - No. 01, 2018
Abstract: Transportation is one of the major livelihoods and work forces for sustaining a nation's economy. In recent years, the gradual depletion of fossil fuels and the emerging threat of global warming are affecting human societies and ecosysetms. In this article the optimization of energy-saving and carbon-reducing measures of on-land transportation in Taiwan are addressed and discussed.
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Title: Global impact of Trump's energy policy
Authors: Shyi-Min Lu
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 20 - 29, Vol 02 - No. 01, 2018
Abstract: During the US presidential election in 2016, Donna Trump proposed a series of campaign slogans, such as "America First", all the way through, attracting the general public, and successfully elected the 45th president of the United States. After the inauguration on January 20, 2017, according to the campaign promises, Trump proposed the US priority energy policy, and signed many related laws and regulations with the focus on two major points: first, the development of domestic fossil energies to ensure the energy autonomy; second, the ignorance of climate change and the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. United States as the first strong in the world, President Donald Trump's energy policy to pursue the highest interests of the United States is as good as casting a bomb shocking the global energy situation. In this paper, author reviews Trump's major energy policy and addresses its possible impact on the world.
Keywords: Energy policy; United States of America; Donald Trump; Fossil energy; Paris Agreement.
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