University of the East in Philippines
Manila, Philippines

The University of the East also known as U.E, is a private university located in Manila, Philippines. It was founded in 1946. Lucio Tan acquired the university in 1990. UE was once labeled as the "largest university in Asia" once having an enrollment of over 60,000 students.UE was granted the "Autonomous Status" by the Commission on Higher Education which has only been given to selected higher educational institutions with excellent quality education. Some of the programs offered by the university were accredited by CHED as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.UE offers degree programs in commerce and business administration, law, dentistry, engineering, arts and science, fine arts, education, computer technology, nursing, physical therapy, medicine, hospitality management and graduate studies. UE has two other campuses, one in Caloocan and its medical school, the UE Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center located in Quezon City. Wikipedia.

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Masongsong R.P.,St. Mary's College | Damian M.A.E.,University of the East in Philippines
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science | Year: 2016

The concern of the study is to develop and design an Automated Help Desk. Specifically it sought to solve the following problems: 1. What support tools are available to the help desk and available to its clients? 2. How does the performance of proposed help desk measure the information? The system was deployed from schools in Metro Manila to test its functionality and usefulness. Based from the findings, the researchers herewith drawn the following conclusions: 1. The assessment of the respondents in terms of support tools to help desk which is available to the clients reveals that help desks provide a variety of online tools and resources for the clients to use to resolve their IT-related problems. Self-help tools can effectively extend the help desk's hours of availability, allowing clients to get answers to their questions when the help desk is not staffed. Even during the help desk's normal operating hours, the availability of self-service resources can reduce demand for direct interaction with the help desk staff while keeping service availability and quality. 2. The assessment of the respondents in terms of proposed automated help desk performance shows that personnel has knowledge of information technologies to enhance teaching and learning, research, administration with continuous updates. Moreover, they appreciate the help desk especially the features and tools that it provided them as they utilized the system. These tools can stand alone, and are functionally interrelated and integrated to the help desk automation systems.

Bringula R.,University of the East in Philippines | Moraga S.,University of the East in Philippines
Proceedings of the WCCCE 2017: 22nd Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education | Year: 2017

This study 1 determined the utilization of rubrics in selfassessment of Computer Science students who underwent research writing course. Two sections with a total of 69 students served as participants of the study. The grades of the teacher in the course, oral defense grades, panel members' individual ratings on the students, and self-assessment rating using rubrics were collected by the researchers. Paired sample t-test was employed to determine if self-assessment ratings were significantly different from the teacher's grade, oral defense grade, and panel members' individual ratings on the students. Moreover, self-rating assessment was investigated between low and high performing students. Informal interviews with five students were conducted to explain their self-assessment ratings. All rejected are the three null hypotheses stating that self-rating assessments are not significantly different from the teacher's grade, oral defense grade, and panel members' individual ratings on the students. Meanwhile, the fourth null hypothesis stating that there is no significant difference between the self-assessment rating of the low-performing and high-performing students in the research writing course was accepted. Thus, the statistical analyses revealed that students tend to inflate the self-assessment rating in order to achieve higher grades regardless of their classroom performance. The study described the utilization of selfassessment rubrics of computer science students enrolled in a research writing class. Recommendations and limitations were also discussed. © 2017 Association for Computing Machinery.

Gui H.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Yang H.,Shanghai University | Shen S.G.F.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Xu B.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Year: 2013

Purpose: Most trauma surgeons encounter numerous penetrating injuries. Some foreign bodies can cause pain, infection, and discomfort to the patient. Serious functional disorders also are likely to occur. Foreign bodies in critical areas must be removed. This report describes the use of image-guided technology for the removal of foreign bodies deep in the maxillofacial region. Patients and Methods: From 2008 through 2011, 5 patients with foreign bodies in the maxillofacial area underwent image-guided removal at the authors' department. The STN navigation system (Stryker-Leibinger, Freiburg, Germany) was used for surgical planning and intraoperative navigation. Preoperatively, computerized tomography and digital subtraction angiography were used to create 3-dimensional views of the region to aid surgeons in more accurately defining the spatial location of the foreign object. During surgery, the foreign objects and surgical instruments were visualized on the screen. Results: In all 5 cases, the foreign bodies were removed by minimally invasive access without any complications. Surgical time was approximately 40% shorter compared with the conventional technique of not using image-guided navigation. A 1-year postoperative evaluation showed that the patients' complaints and symptoms had resolved, function was restored, and esthetics were remarkably improved. Conclusion: Navigation-guided removal of foreign bodies in the complex, deep maxillofacial region in proximity to vital areas can be regarded an ideal and valuable option for these potentially complicated procedures. © 2013 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Blindheim K.,University of the East in Philippines | Sorg B.A.,Washington State University | Krueger J.M.,Washington State University | Churchill L.,Washington State University
Neurochemical Research | Year: 2011

The cytokine, interleukin-1β (IL1β) is a sleep regulatory substance whose expression is enhanced in response to neuronal stimulation. In this study, IL1β mRNA and immunoreactivity (IR) are evaluated after acute cocaine. First, IL1β mRNA levels were measured at the start or end of the light period after saline or acute exposure to a low dose of cocaine (5 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (ip)). IL1β mRNA levels after an acute exposure to cocaine (5 mg/kg, ip) at dark onset were significantly higher than those obtained from rats sacrificed after an acute exposure to saline in the piriform and somatosensory cortex, and nucleus accumbens. Acute exposure of cocaine at 5 mg/kg at dark onset also increased the number of IL1β-immunoreactive astrocytes in layer I-V of the prefrontal cortex, somatosensory cortex and nucleus accumbens. These data suggest that IL1β mRNA and protein levels in some of the dopaminergically innervated brain regions are responsive to cocaine. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Anthonappa R.P.,University of Western Australia | Ongtengco K.L.,University of the East in Philippines | King N.M.,University of Western Australia
Dental Traumatology | Year: 2013

Primary tooth impaction is a rare phenomenon when compared to permanent teeth impaction. The purpose of this report is to present a 5-year-old Chinese girl who exhibited impaction of tooth 51, its unusual consequence on the permanent successor tooth and its comprehensive management. Her parents revealed that at 6 months of age, the patient had fallen from her bed and struck her face on the floor; however, there were no teeth present in the oral cavity. The intraoral examinations identified a bony-like projection on the buccal aspect of the alveolus in the 51 region. Radiographic examination revealed that tooth 51 exhibited an unfavourable orientation, with the crown directed towards the palate. Therefore, the impacted tooth 51 was surgically removed, and two years later tooth 11 erupted into the oral cavity with an indentation on its incisal aspect, which resembled the crown of the primary teeth, thus giving the appearance of a tooth within a tooth or 'dens in dente'. Subsequently, enameloplasty and composite resin build-up was performed on tooth 11 for aesthetic reasons. It is very unusual to have the clinical crowns of both primary and permanent teeth in such close proximity within the alveolar bone, and the present case is a good example to emphasize that trauma to the primary teeth is of considerable importance due to the close proximity of the primary teeth to permanent tooth germs. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Bringula R.P.,University of the East in Philippines
International Journal of e-Business Research | Year: 2016

This study aimed to determine the reasons why Filipinos were not engaged in online shopping. Toward this aim, 400 respondents answered a 23-item questionnaire. It was revealed that most of the respondents were male, single, and at least college graduates. They were employees, belonged to diverse economic backgrounds, had computer and Internet access at home, and owned ATM cards. The majority did not have a credit card. Exploratory factor analysis using varimax rotation revealed that there were four reasons why respondents were not engaged in online shopping. These reasons were availability of mall services (M), quality issues (Q), price concerns (P), and interest (I). Confirmatory factor analysis reduced the number of items of MQPI from 23 to 17 items. It was disclosed that the constructs were of good fit. Discriminant validity showed that all reasons were distinct from one another. Convergent validity of the constructs was also achieved. MQPI was able to capture 72% of the reasons why Filipinos were not engaged in online shopping. Implications and directions for future research that could be derived from this study were also presented. Copyright © 2016, IGI Global.

Bringula R.P.,University of the East in Philippines
Computers and Education | Year: 2013

This study determined the influence of faculty- and web portal design-related factors on web portal usability. Descriptive statistics revealed that most of the respondents were in their early 40's, had Master's degree, had Internet access at home, were committed to the use of the web portal, had been using the web portal for more than 4 semesters, and were intermediate users. They perceived that it was evident that the web portal was designed in terms of ease of use, information content, availability, speed, and aesthetics. Both e-learning services and library online resources were only used from time to time. The fourth step of hierarchical regression analysis showed age could only influence web portal usability provided the users were committed to the use of the web portal. The last step revealed that age, commitment to the use of the web portal, and information content found to influence web portal usability. Thus, the fourth and fifth null hypotheses were partially rejected. It was concluded that commitment was a strong positive "force" that could push older people to use Internet technologies, and technical and non-technical aspects influence web portal usability. Implications were also presented. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Bringula R.P.,University of the East in Philippines
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction | Year: 2016

This study employed canonical correlation analysis to determine which of the possible combinations of student, web portal design, and objective measure-related factors might influence both frequency and satisfaction of use of the web portal information services (WPIS). Data gathered from the two studies revealed that usability of WPIS is a combination of self-initiative, commitment, content, availability, speed, esthetics, ease of use, and effectiveness of WPIS. Thus, the null hypothesis stating that the predictor variable set cannot explain any of the variance of the dependent variables was rejected. It was concluded that the WPIS usability was more sensitive to design-related factors than the student-related factors. It was likewise shown that effectiveness is a design consideration and not a dimension of usability in the context of web portal. Further, it was disclosed that initiative and commitment and not external pressure influence the usability of WPIS. Limitations and recommendations were also offered. © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Bringula R.P.,University of the East in Philippines
SIGITE 2015 - Proceedings of the 16th Annual ACM Conference on Information Technology Education | Year: 2015

The Philippines has implemented the K-12 educational system in 2013 and its impact will be felt by 2016. While the intention of this educational shift is good, its impact on higher education institutions (HEIs) is overlooked. Among those who will be affected are the computing education and its faculty members. Considering this pressing concern, the researcher is currently developing a study to determine the possible impacts of this educational shift on faculty's tenure and financial stability. The concept of the paper and its research instrument will be presented to gather feedbacks from the audience.

Bringula R.P.,University of the East in Philippines
SIGITE'12 - Proceedings of the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference | Year: 2012

The study determined the profile, level of school choice, and influence of proximity to and accessibility of school on the level of school choice of Information Technology (IT) students. Descriptive statistics revealed that most of the respondents were male, did not have a home province, lived in Manila and Quezon City, belonged to a middle-income class, belonged to a family with five members, spent almost an hour in going to school, and utilized jeepneys and the Light Railway Transit to reach the school. They lived near their school and they perceived that their school was accessible. The university was their preferred school. Perceived accessibility of school was the only factor found to influence school choice. Thus, the null hypothesis stating that proximity to school and accessibility of the school, singly or in combination, would not influence school choice was partially accepted except. Recommendations and implications were also discussed. Copyright 2012 ACM.

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