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Middle East University is a national education research consulting non-profit organization in Amman, Jordan, owned by the Company Middle East University for Graduate Studies.The university started its first stage on behalf of the University of Graduate Studies as of 30 June 2005, after having completed all the requirements of licensing and accreditation. And received the first batch of students in a dozen specialized master's program at the beginning of Chapter II of the academic year 2005–2006 at the site of the university. With the beginning of the academic year 2008–2009 will receive the university in the second phase of her first batch of undergraduate students in a dozen specialized in the total area of buildings amounted to M². Wikipedia.

Mousa A.A.,Middle East University at Amman
International Journal of Modern Physics B | Year: 2014

Structural and electronic properties of perovskite KCaX3 (X = F and Cl) compounds are investigated using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method as implemented in the Wien2k code. The exchange-correlation potential is treated by the generalized gradient approximation within the scheme of Perdew, Burke and Ernzerhof (GGA-PBE). Based on these calculations, it has been concluded that KCaX3 compounds have indirect energy band-gap (Γ-R). Moreover, the theoretical investigation which has been carried out on the highly hydrostatic pressure dependence of the KCaX3 electronic properties revealed a linear relationship between both the hydrostatic pressure and the energy band-gap. In addition, the electronic and bonding properties of the band structure, density of states (DOS) and electron charge density have been calculated and presented. Besides that, the dielectric function, refractive index and extinction coefficient are calculated. The origin of some of the peaks in the optical spectra is discussed in terms of the calculated electronic structure. Finally, the calculated structural properties are found to agree well with the available experimental and theoretical data. © 2014 World Scientific Publishing Company.

Alqaaidi S.K.,Middle East University at Amman
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering | Year: 2013

Search engines save copies of crawled web pages to provide instant search results, saved pages may become old and un-updated as original pages change providing new information and new links, and most of websites don't submit these new changes to search engines so search engines don't depend mainly on websites techniques of submitting changes. Keeping pages fresh and updated in search engine is important for giving real page ranks and for providing real time information. Techniques were invented to improve the page update process by search engine. In this paper the author combines two of good known techniques and implements the new one via experiments that improve better results in different experiment cases. © 2013, IGI Global.

Mahmoud N.T.,University of Jordan | Khalifeh J.M.,University of Jordan | Hamad B.A.,University of Jordan | Mousa A.A.,Middle East University at Amman
Intermetallics | Year: 2013

Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations are performed using full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method to investigate the effect of defects on the electronic and magnetic properties of Co2VSn full Heusler alloy. The formation energies are calculated for antisite, swap and vacancy defects. The Vsn antisite, V, Co and Sn vacancies have relatively low formation energies with high probability to occur. The half metallicity is maintained in all structures with band gaps smaller than that of the perfect alloy except for CoSn, SnCo antisite and Co-Sn swap, which exhibit a metallic behavior. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Gearing R.E.,Columbia University | MacKenzie M.J.,Columbia University | Schwalbe C.S.,Columbia University | Brewer K.B.,Columbia University | Ibrahim R.W.,Middle East University at Amman
Psychiatric Services | Year: 2013

Objectives: This study aimed to establish the prevalence rates of mental health and behavioral problems of Arab youths residing in Jordanian care centers due to family disintegration, maltreatment, or abandonment and to examine how functioning varies by child characteristics and placement history. Methods: Child Behavior Checklist and case history data were collected for 70 youths across four Jordanian care centers. Results: Approximately 53% of the adolescents were identified as experiencing mental health problems, and 43% and 46% had high internalizing and externalizing scores, respectively. Ordinary leastsquares regression models examiningmental health functioning showed that male gender, care entry because of maltreatment, time in care, and transfers were the most significant predictors of problems. Conclusions: Paralleling international research, this study found high levels of mental health needs among institutionalized youths. The impact of transfers on functioning is particularly worrisome, given the standard practice of transferring youths to another facility when they reach age 12. Improving the institutional care model by requiring fewer transfers and offering family-based community alternatives may ameliorate risks of developing mental and behavioral problems.

Abu-Doush I.,Yarmouk University | Bany-Mohammed A.,Middle East University at Amman | Ali E.,University of Jordan | Al-Betar M.A.,Universiti Sains Malaysia
Behaviour and Information Technology | Year: 2013

Accessibility of e-government services is a key issue for people with disabilities. E-government services can significantly save lot of their effort and provide them with lot of easy to reach services. Yet, accessibility of e-government websites is still under-explored topic in Jordan. In order to understand the accessibility of e-government websites and its problems, this study evaluates a set of e-government websites using 20 blind and visually impaired volunteers and at the same time conducts a survey on e-government websites developers. The results from e-government websites accessibility evaluation are compared with expert's review. For both the evaluation and the survey we used a set of accessibility guidelines developed by W3C [i.e. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)], Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, and other literature review. In order to evaluate a reasonable number of e-government Web sites, a set of common e-government websites visited by the blind community were identified and a set of specific common tasks to test were defined. The analysis of the research results revealed a serious weakness in understanding, adopting and implementing Web accessibility guidelines throughout nearly all Jordanian e-government websites. Improving awareness, training developers and users, and developing formal guidelines of Web accessibility are needed to enable visually impaired and blind users in accessing e-government Web sites and their services. Further research analysis discusses and identifies key areas in which e-government accessibility can be enhanced. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

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