Journal

Enhancing learners' English language proficiency through service learning : an investigation on BRAC University perspective

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Mahbubur Rahman

Abstract

Service Learning concept shows the positive impacts on the active engagement of English language_x000D_ teachers as well as learners in creating appropriate scope for making a learning community both_x000D_ inside and outside the classroom.


A perspective on critical thinking, debate, higher education in Bangladesh

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Fatima Tuz Zahra

Abstract

The aim of higher education is to pursue learning for its own sake and to develop specialist skills._x000D_ However due to market pressure higher education institutions in Bangladesh and across the world_x000D_ have had to focus on practical skills rather than inculcating a desire for knowledge. There is more_x000D_ emphasis to secure jobs than making students curious about knowledge and learning.


An investigation on the use of metacognitive language learning strategies by Bangladeshi learners with differnt proficiency levels

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Pankaj Paul

Abstract

This study explores the use of metacognitive strategies by Bangladeshi English language learners._x000D_ The number of total participants in this study was 100 students, 50 at the high proficiency and 50 at_x000D_ the low proficiency level, who were studying English for Academic Purpose courses at the Centre_x000D_ for Languages (CfL), BRAC University.


Information system adoption and usage: validating UTAUT model for Bangladeshi SMES

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Jabir Al Mursalin

Abstract

Small and medium enterprises (SME) are an integral part of any country’s economy. Therefore,_x000D_ their existence, operational efficiency and effectiveness must be ensured. Implementation of_x000D_ information system (IS) in business value chain allows organizations to enhance this efficiency thus_x000D_ enables organizations to grow and sustain.


Cultural communication through social media and the second or foreign language lerning

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Nipa Nasrin

Abstract

Foreign or second language learning can be enhanced through the interaction with the target_x000D_ language and cultural context. However, it has always been a great difficulty to create the authentic_x000D_ cultural exchange which can give students a chance of experiencing the target language. For culture_x000D_ based language learning, social media can be a great tool.


The young entrepreneurs in Dhaka : reasons to be an entrepreneur & hurdles to overcome as an entrepreneur

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Rahnuma Ahmed
Aditi Shams
Md. Nazmul Kabir Rony

Abstract

This study highlighted several aspects of young entrepreneurs. It aims at presenting the profile of young entrepreneurs, identifying the major reason to start their own business at younger age and pinpointing the foremost obstacles they faced in doing the business. The study was conducted on 50 young entrepreneurs of Dhaka city.


Study of transfer free graphene formation

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Sajib Roy
O.F.M Abdul Galib

Abstract

The method of using CVD or Chemical Vapor Deposition [1-2] in the formation of graphene synthesis has recently progress quite a lot. The material shows exceptional electronic properties and also characterizes suspended graphene resonators. But the fabrication of this material involves the transfer of graphene from its copper catalyst to the required substrate using wet chemical etching method.


The state of food security in Bangladesh : an econometric analysis

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Yesmin Akhter
Pk. Md. Motiur Rahman

Abstract

The main concern of this paper is to examine the food availability, self-sufficiency rate and food gap situation in Bangladesh. Attempt has been made to estimate food gaps between production and requirement for the last ten years. Future productions of rice and wheat have been forecasted by using appropriate econometric methods such as ARIMA and Holt’s linear smoothing parameter approach.


Same old, same old: from boring to creative presentation

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Chris Conlan
Sabreena Ahmed

Abstract

This study compares attitudes of tertiary-level students in Australia and Bangladesh towards the use_x000D_ of technology in lectures and seminars. Students were shown audiovisual recordings of two_x000D_ seminars. The content and teacher in both seminars were identical.


Mathematical modeling of health service utilization data using multiple logistic regression

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Gauri Shrestha
Ganga Shrestha

Abstract

Many women in Nepal experience life threatening complications during pregnancy and child birth._x000D_ Place of delivery is an important aspect of maternal health services. By delivery at a health_x000D_ institution, women receive better facilities and assistance than delivery at home.


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