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Erbil, Iraq

Ishik University is a private university owned by Fezalar Educational Institution. Ishik University was established in 2008 with the permission of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Ishik University has the following colleges in its new campus: College of Dentistry, College of Engineering, College of Economics & Administrative science, College of Education, College of Arts & science, College of Law. The university also hosts a Language Prep School, a Continuing Education Center and a Prometric Testing Center. Wikipedia.

Koran S.,Ishik University
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature | Year: 2015

Teachers are seen as the major determinant sources of motivation for language learners. Moreover, teachers are expected to enhance learners’ motivation for better language learning since the positive effect of this relationship on the students’ achievement has been proved in many studies. Thus, the effect of motivation is crucial to students’ achievements because even people with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will perform poorly if they are not motivated to devote their time and effort to work (Harris in Milapo, 2001:29). The purpose of the study is to explore researches and theories concerning EFL/ESL learners’ motivation, the role of teachers in students’ motivation; how they can initiate and maintain it. Moreover, this study aims to identify strategies obtained from the literature on motivation and suggest motivational techniques appropriate to be used by teachers in Iraq. © 2015, Australian International Academic Centre PTY LTD. All rights reserved.

Rashid T.A.,Salahaddin University Erbil | Al-Radhy R.S.,Ishik University
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering: Learning for the Future Now, TALE 2014 | Year: 2015

There is a high demand from academic centers, business firms and marketplaces for highly qualified expertise in database areas. As a result, it is undoubtedly fundamental for academic researchers in the field of databases and education to conduct more research works so that to enhance teaching, learning, and assessing methods of database courses. This paper describes the salient features of these databases courses and highlights the issues of traditional teaching/learning/assessing methods of database courses at universities in Kurdistan in general. This paper also provides comprehensive reformations to those issues. © 2014 IEEE.

Handzic M.,International BURCH University | Handzic M.,Istanbul University | Ozlen K.,Ishik University | Durmic N.,International BURCH University
Journal of Information and Knowledge Management | Year: 2014

This paper examines empirically the role of business intelligence (BI) in customer relationship management (CRM). Drawing on relevant literature on BI and CRM, the research model for the current investigation proposes that BI approaches of an organisation and its competition influence organisational business strategy which in turn impacts its customer strategy. The model is tested empirically using survey data of 165 respondents from 73 different private and state owned businesses operating in a transitional economy of East Europe. Empirical evidence confirms a key role of BI in CRM through its impact on organisational business and customer strategies development. Such findings make two important contributions. For research, they provide an improved understanding of the factors and processes involved in realising benefits from BI. For practice, they show managers how BI can be leveraged to achieve performance gains through competitive actions. Further research is recommended to confirm and extend the current investigation. © 2014 World Scientific Publishing Co.

Colak H.,Ishik University | Tokay U.,Zirve University | Uzgur R.,Zirve University
Ozone: Science and Engineering | Year: 2015

Ozone, which is also referred to as triatomic oxygen or trioxygen, is a naturally occurring inorganic molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms. Ozone has proven microbiological properties and, for this reason, it is extensively used in modern medical practices. Ozone is a powerful oxidant that demonstrates bactericide, virucide, and fungicide effects. The strong oxidation effect it produces results in the formation of highly reactive free radicals that have the capability to destroy microorganisms. Ozone has been proposed as a means of preventing caries, and existing research confirms that this form of therapy does have promising potential. However, very few clinical studies have examined the impact that ozone treatment can have on the management of caries lesions. This article presents a detailed literature review of existing peer-reviewed sources that have examined the role ozone plays in preventing and treating caries. © 2015 International Ozone Association.

Okmen O.,Genel | Oztas A.,Ishik University
Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering | Year: 2014

Construction projects are prone to uncertainty due to various risk factors, such as unexpected weather conditions and soil properties. Depending on this, the actual duration of activities frequently deviates from the estimated duration time in either favourable or adverse directions. For this reason, evaluation of uncertainty is required to make the correct decisions when managing construction project network schedules. In this regard, this paper presents a new computer-aided schedule risk analysis model - the Fuzzy Schedule Risk Analysis Model - to evaluate uncertain construction activity networks when activity duration and risk factors are correlated. The proposed model utilises Monte Carlo Simulation and a fuzzified Critical Path Method procedure conducted by fuzzy sets and fuzzy operations. The paper also includes an example application of the model to a housing project. The findings of this application show that the model operates well and produces realistic results in capturing correlation indirectly between activity durations and risk factors regarding the extent of uncertainty inherent in the schedule. © 2014, South African Institute of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

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