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The National University of Modern Languages and science , is a public research University located in Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition, the university has seven regional campuses in all four provinces of Pakistan.Established in 1970 as an institute in a view to help the society to communicate and understand each other in different oriental and occidental languages as well as assimilating different cultures and to act as springboard for emerging disciplines. The university is known for its extensive research in scientific advancements of the languages, grammar, and linguistics. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in languages, linguistics, social science, communications, management science, and computer science. It is one of the largest university in the country, and currently secured its top ranking in "general category" by the HEC.In addition, the university is also an active member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Wikipedia.

Rusanganwa J.A.,Linkoping University | Rusanganwa J.A.,National University of Modern Languages
Computer Assisted Language Learning | Year: 2015

The aim of the present study is to investigate the process of constructing a Multimedia Assisted Vocabulary Learning (MAVL) instrument at a university in Rwanda in 2009. The instrument is used in a one-computer classroom where students were taught in a foreign language and had little access to books. It consists of video clips featuring images, sound and text intended to facilitate learning and retention of technical vocabulary in a first-year electricity course. The construction takes theories of social constructivism and learning with multimedia as its point of departure. In response to the need for knowledge of scientific vocabulary, the researcher collaborated with a group of 82 students and their two teachers to select and encode 81 video clips of technical terminology. The gains from the process of constructing the instrument enabled collaborative and interdisciplinary learning and showed the potential to facilitate technical vocabulary acquisition. © 2015, Taylor & Francis. Source

Bender H.A.,New York University | Garica A.M.,National University of Modern Languages | Barr W.B.,New York University
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society | Year: 2010

Few neuropsychological tests have been developed specifically for non-English speakers. Rather, assessment measures are often derived from English source texts (STs) and translated into foreign language target texts (TTs). An abundant literature describes the potential for translation error occurring in test construction. While the neuropsychology community has striven to correct these inadequacies, interdisciplinary approaches to test translation have been largely ignored. Translation studies, which has roots in linguistics, semiotics, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy, may provide a much-needed framework for test development. We aim to apply specific aspects of Descriptive Translation Studies to present unique and heretofore unapplied frameworks to the socio-cultural conceptualizations of translated tests. In doing so, a more theoretical basis for test construction will be explored. To this end, translation theory can provide valuable insights toward the development of linguistically and culturally relevant neuropsychological test measures suitable for an increasingly diverse patient base. Copyright © 2010 The International Neuropsychological Society. Source

Subhan F.,National University of Modern Languages | Hasbullah H.,Petronas University of Technology | Ashraf K.,Petronas University of Technology
International Journal of Navigation and Observation | Year: 2013

This paper presents an extended Kalman filter-based hybrid indoor position estimation technique which is based on integration of fingerprinting and trilateration approach. In this paper, Euclidian distance formula is used for the first time instead of radio propagation model to convert the received signal to distance estimates. This technique combines the features of fingerprinting and trilateration approach in a more simple and robust way. The proposed hybrid technique works in two stages. In the first stage, it uses an online phase of fingerprinting and calculates nearest neighbors (NN) of the target node, while in the second stage it uses trilateration approach to estimate the coordinate without the use of radio propagation model. The distance between calculated NN and detective access points (AP) is estimated using Euclidian distance formula. Thus, distance between NN and APs provides radii for trilateration approach. Therefore, the position estimation accuracy compared to the lateration approach is better. Kalman filter is used to further enhance the accuracy of the estimated position. Simulation and experimental results validate the performance of proposed hybrid technique and improve the accuracy up to 53.64% and 25.58% compared to lateration and fingerprinting approaches, respectively. © 2013 Fazli Subhan et al. Source

Ali L.,Al-Khair University | Akhtar N.,National University of Modern Languages
Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology | Year: 2014

The objective of this study is to examine the determinants of income and income gap for male and female workers in Pakistan. We have used province, literacy, education, occupation, industry, status of job, age, marital status and region as explanatory variables to estimate earning functions separately for males and females by applying the OLS method using HIES 2010-11 data. The earnings gap between males and females has also been analyzed by using the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition method. Results shows that return to education rises with level of education for workers of both sexes however, they are significantly higher for female workers as compared to male workers. Both males and females working as senior professionals, managers and technicians have been emerged as the highest earners. Male paid employees earn less and female paid employees earn more than their employers & self employed counter parts. Married male workers earn more and married female workers earn less than the singles. We find individual characteristics like education, occupation, job status and marital status as the major determinants of income gap between male and female workers in Pakistan. © Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2014. Source

Iqbal T.,National University of Sciences and Technology | Khan B.A.,Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology | Talib N.,National University of Modern Languages | Khan N.,National University of Sciences and Technology
Life Science Journal | Year: 2012

Total Quality Management (TQM) is a unified organizational setting to improve the quality at every function and level of organization. The objective of this study is to measure the effect of TQM practices on the performance of the telecom sector of Pakistan. Telecom sector is continuously striving to improve the quality of its services to achieve business objectives. A conceptual framework model to investigate the said relationship is developed and tested. The results are based on a survey instrument developed through an extensive literature review. To analyze the complex relationship between the variables, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) methodology was employed. The data collected from 212 respondents was used to test the model by using AMOS 16. Analysis of the data supports a strong and positive association between the TQM practices and quality performance, innovation performance and organization performance (OP) respectively. This study found that innovation performance has partial mediating impact between TQM and OP, whereas, QP mediation impact was not established. Moreover, culture of support has a moderating role in the relationship between TQM practices and the OP. Source

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