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Jasienski M.,Nowy Sacz School of Business - National-Louis University
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning | Year: 2014

I discuss features that are important for creative and critical thinking which should be recreated in e-learning applications. Anonymity maximises chances for development of creativity and for objective and accurate assessment. I also describe a 'quadruple anonymity' system implemented at Nowy Sacz Business School - National-Louis University in Poland, the goal of which is to improve objectivity of thesis evaluation by referees. E-learning environment is ideal for implementing functionalities which make choice, feedback, and controlled anonymity easily available to the users to be effective, feedback should be appropriately timed, incremental, impartial, and impersonal. Evaluation of student or employee performance or of proposed ideas or solutions should rely on explicitly stated quantitative criteria, developed along well thought-through measurement scales and utilising proper descriptive statistics and visualisation methods. A description of the nominal group heuristic method is provided as an example of a heuristic method which relies on creativity, anonymity and unbiased evaluation. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

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Nowy Sacz School of Business - National-Louis University | Entity website

Zajcia prowadzone bd zgodnie z nowatorsk technik dydaktyczn: Nauczanie przez projekt Project-based learning(PBL) W czasie kursw zesp studentw zrealizuje zaawansowan aplikacj biznesow pracujc zgodnie z zasadami, ktre obowizuj w profesjonalnych zespoach programistycznych najwikszych firm wytwarzajcych oprogramowanie. Nauka programowania bdzie silnie poczona z realizacj projektu ...

Jasienska G.,Jagiellonian University | Jasienski M.,Nowy Sacz School of Business - National-Louis University | Ellison P.T.,Harvard University
Evolution and Human Behavior | Year: 2012

Most research shows that fatherhood is related to reduced testosterone (T) levels, but relationships between the number of children and T levels are not addressed. In humans, paternal care usually involves obtaining adequate resources to support children, which may require engaging in male-male competition and maintaining high T levels. We hypothesize that T levels in fathers should increase with increasing family size. In 78 Polish men, aged 30 to 77 years, the number of children was significantly correlated with paternal T levels, but the direction of this relationship was dependent on the fathers' education. In agreement with our hypothesis, in men with below-college education, T levels increased with increasing number of children. In contrast, in men with college education, the number of children was negatively related to paternal T levels. Drop in T levels throughout the day tended to be less pronounced the more children fathers had, irrespective of their educational level. Our results suggest that a hypothesis of simple trade-offs between mating and parenting effort may be too simplistic to explain changes in testosterone response to parenting in human males. In order to understand functional response of changes in T levels, it is crucial to account for family size and socioeconomic factors. However, due to the cross-sectional study design, we cannot exclude the possibility that T levels influenced reproductive behavior (rather than vice versa) and thus the number of children produced by men. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. Source

Jasienska G.,Jagiellonian University | Ellison P.T.,Harvard University | Galbarczyk A.,Jagiellonian University | Jasienski M.,Nowy Sacz School of Business - National-Louis University | And 5 more authors.
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society | Year: 2015

The alleles that are detrimental to health, especially in older age, are thought to persist in populations because they also confer some benefits for individuals (through antagonistic pleiotropy). The ApoE4 allele at the ApoE locus, encoding apolipoprotein E (ApoE), significantly increases risk of poor health, and yet it is present in many populations at relatively high frequencies. Why has it not been replaced by natural selection with the health-beneficial ApoE3 allele? ApoE is a major supplier of cholesterol precursor for the production of ovarian oestrogen and progesterone, thus ApoE has been suggested as the potential candidate gene that may cause variation in reproductive performance. Our results support this hypothesis showing that in 117 regularly menstruating women those with genotypes with at least one ApoE4 allele had significantly higher levels of mean luteal progesterone (144.21 pmol l(-1)) than women with genotypes without ApoE4 (120.49 pmol l(-1)), which indicates higher potential fertility. The hormonal profiles were based on daily data for entire menstrual cycles. We suggest that the finding of higher progesterone in women with ApoE4 allele could provide first strong evidence for an evolutionary mechanism of maintaining the ancestral and health-worsening ApoE4 allele in human populations. © 2015 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved. Source

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