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University of Ontario Institute of Technology

EducationOshawa, Ontario, Canada
About: University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a education organization based out in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Exergy & Exergy efficiency. The organization has 2902 authors who have published 8846 publications receiving 176979 citations.


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28 Sep 2011
TL;DR: A definition of "gamification" is proposed as the use of game design elements in non-game contexts and it is suggested that "gamified" applications provide insight into novel, gameful phenomena complementary to playful phenomena.
Abstract: Recent years have seen a rapid proliferation of mass-market consumer software that takes inspiration from video games. Usually summarized as "gamification", this trend connects to a sizeable body of existing concepts and research in human-computer interaction and game studies, such as serious games, pervasive games, alternate reality games, or playful design. However, it is not clear how "gamification" relates to these, whether it denotes a novel phenomenon, and how to define it. Thus, in this paper we investigate "gamification" and the historical origins of the term in relation to precursors and similar concepts. It is suggested that "gamified" applications provide insight into novel, gameful phenomena complementary to playful phenomena. Based on our research, we propose a definition of "gamification" as the use of game design elements in non-game contexts.

5,861 citations

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22 May 2009-Science
TL;DR: PYR/PYLs are ABA receptors functioning at the apex of a negative regulatory pathway that controls ABA signaling by inhibiting PP2Cs, illustrating the power of the chemical genetic approach for sidestepping genetic redundancy.
Abstract: Type 2C protein phosphatases (PP2Cs) are vitally involved in abscisic acid (ABA) signaling. Here, we show that a synthetic growth inhibitor called pyrabactin functions as a selective ABA agonist. Pyrabactin acts through PYRABACTIN RESISTANCE 1 (PYR1), the founding member of a family of START proteins called PYR/PYLs, which are necessary for both pyrabactin and ABA signaling in vivo. We show that ABA binds to PYR1, which in turn binds to and inhibits PP2Cs. We conclude that PYR/PYLs are ABA receptors functioning at the apex of a negative regulatory pathway that controls ABA signaling by inhibiting PP2Cs. Our results illustrate the power of the chemical genetic approach for sidestepping genetic redundancy.

2,336 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examined various potential methods of hydrogen production using renewable and non-renewable sources and comparatively assessed them for environmental impact, cost, energy efficiency and exergy efficiency.

1,515 citations

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TL;DR: Rapid defibrillation by nonmedical personnel using an automated external defibrillator can improve survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.
Abstract: Background The use of automated external defibrillators by persons other than paramedics and emergency medical technicians is advocated by the American Heart Association and other organizations. However, there are few data on the outcomes when the devices are used by nonmedical personnel for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Methods We studied a prospective series of cases of sudden cardiac arrest in casinos. Casino security officers were instructed in the use of automated external defibrillators. The locations where the defibrillators were stored in the casinos were chosen to make possible a target interval of three minutes or less from collapse to the first defibrillation. Our protocol called for a defibrillation first (if feasible), followed by manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The primary outcome was survival to discharge from the hospital. Results Automated external defibrillators were used in 105 patients whose initial cardiac rhythm was ventricular fibrillation. Fifty-six of the patients (53 perc...

1,373 citations

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TL;DR: This article explicates how Narrative Inquiry may be lived in health-care education and practice, with a primary focus on nursing, and illuminate how it supports graduate students, the next generation of narrative inquirers, through a Narrative inquiry Works-in-Progress group.
Abstract: Narrative Inquiry is a research methodology that we adapted over the past two decades from Canadian higher education and curriculum studies to nursing research, education, and health-care practice. The Narrative Inquiry we use originated from Connelly and Clandinin in the 1990s, and rests on John Dewey's philosophy that experience is relational, temporal, and situational, and as such, if intentionally explored, has the potential to be educational. More specifically, it is only when experience is reflected upon and reconstructed that it has the potential to reveal the construction of identity, knowledge, and the humanness of care. Congruent with the expectation that nurses are reflective practitioners and knowledge-makers, Narrative Inquiry provides a means to enhance, not only quality of care, but quality of experience of those in our care: in education, our students, and in practice, our patients. In this article, we explicate how Narrative Inquiry may be lived in health-care education and practice, with a primary focus on nursing. We illuminate how we support our graduate students, the next generation of narrative inquirers, through a Narrative Inquiry Works-in-Progress group.

1,273 citations


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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Ibrahim Dincer110147956573
Michael D. Taylor9750542789
Jia Li85148734168
Marc A. Rosen8577030666
Bjorn Ottersten81105828359
Pierre Côté7943030008
Dina Brooks6941918637
Victor Shoup6515421793
Merritt R. Turetsky6417215150
Xiaodong Lin6131515199
Sheilah Hogg-Johnson6020714984
Scott Haldeman5720314929
Reinaldo A. Valenzuela5626526074
Joseph Baker5331111166
Antonio A. F. Loureiro5349712268
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
202343
2022122
2021807
2020782
2019748
2018705