Work place: College of Information and Communications Technology, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Philippines
Research Interests: Information Theory, Information Systems, Information Security, Computer Science & Information Technology
Dr. Ruth G. Luciano is a full-time college IT instructor at the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology College of Information and Communications Technology located in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She has been in the teaching profession for 20 years now. She worked as a private school instructor for 17 years and in 2018 she joined the NEUST’s teaching workforce. She is also a lecturer at the MSIT program of the Graduate School of the same University.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2023.03.02, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2023
The researchers conducted this study with the main purpose of helping the residents of the municipality to expedite the process of obtaining free medicine. In the current setup, an individual who needs to avail of free medicine from the barangay or municipal health center personally visits the place to request maintenance medicine. This motivated the researchers to make a research study focusing on converting the manual requisition system to something that people can access quickly and comfortably without necessarily going out of their households, especially during these challenging times – the pandemic. The researchers called it a “Medicine Management System”. The researchers aimed to speed up the requisition of medicine using this online system. The patients or qualified recipients need not consume time lining up to request medicine from the municipal health center. This system can be accessed over the internet anytime and anywhere. Users must register and upload a legit doctor’s prescription. Researchers have created this system using HTML for the system interface, XAMPP for maintaining database records, and PHP for other system functionalities.[...] Read more.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2023.03.05, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2022.03.01, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2022
This study aims to describe the stress coping mechanism of the academic scholars from the College of Education (COEd) in one of the private higher education institutions in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. This is an action research that focuses on the assessment of the academic scholars’ stressors and their correlates. It involves systematic observations and data collection that enables the researchers to reflect, decide and develop a training plan for stress management. The findings show that monthly family income and economic-related stressors were highly correlated. This further explains that students with high family income are less likely to experience frequent stress. In contrary, students who belong to low-income families are more prone to experience frequent stress. In other words, students who belong to poor families are more vulnerable to stress. Likewise, monthly family income and physiological responses to stress had high interdependence, which means that students with higher socio-economic status are less likely to experience severe anxiety, while students belonging to low-income families tend to experience severe anxiety. The results of this quantitative analysis served as basis in designing or preparing the stress management plan for these students.[...] Read more.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2021.06.01, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2021
Cases of theft and robbery of computers, CCTV equipment, and LCD projector have become more frequent in schools. In addition, fire hazards are great threat to educational institutions where expensive learning materials are kept. Such incidents could be lessened and avoided if schools are equipped with appropriate security systems capable of monitoring and informing people about the coming possible danger. Thus, the development of Fire and Motion Early Warning Device (FMEWD) is timely and relevant. FMEWD consists of a website and interconnected devices and sensors intended to provide an efficient and effective warning system for preventing incidents relating to fire, smoke, and intrusion within an office. Upon detection, the system automatically sends an email and SMS to registered users. This study used the Agile Development Model which allows features to be delivered quickly and more frequently with higher levels of predictability. Evidently, the integration of different technologies conceptualized by the researcher addresses the pressing security concerns faced by educational institutions like NEUST.[...] Read more.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2021.06.03, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2021
Manual checking of attendance may lead to inconsistency of data inputs and may generate unreliable attendance result. Hence, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system has been developed to solve this problem, but it allows only checking student’s attendance as they enter and exit the school premise only. In consequence, teachers in every subject still need to check and monitor students’ attendance manually. Nevertheless, due to a usual large number of students entering and existing the school premise as they are tapping their RFID card, there is always a possibility of proxy attendance. Thus, Mobile-Based Attendance Monitoring System Using Face Tagging Technology (MBAMSUFTT) was developed to provide an attendance monitoring system through biometric authentication such as face recognition. The system serves as a tool for teachers to check and monitor student’s attendance in most reliable and accurate way using their smart phones. The MBAMSUFTT generates attendance report intended for close monitoring and printing of student’s attendance result. But the reliability of the attendance result (output) of the system depends on the quality of picture (input) sent by the user. Camera specification, ambiance lighting condition, and proper position of students while taking photo is exclusively required. The server and the mobile part can only run together if Wireless Fidelity is on, otherwise, monitoring will not be executed.
As a developmental research, this study used the Agile Model based on System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) intended for building a project that can adapt to change requests quickly. The MBAMSUFTT was evaluated based on the ISO/IEC 25010; MBAMSUFTT’s software quality characteristics by the IT experts, and its functionality, performance efficiency, and usability by the teachers. The analysis of the data revealed that the MBAMSUFTT serves its intended purpose in checking and monitoring students’ attendance per subject area with more accurate and reliable attendance results and has also met the ISO software quality standards.
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