InSITE 2022: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences

Jul 6 - 7 2022, Online 


Online ISSN: 1535-0703

Table of Contents: Proceedings of the 2022 InSITE Conference
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Gaetano R Lotrecchiano, Marie K Norman
In this paper we propose an ecosystem for translational learning that combines core learning principles with a multilevel construct that embraces the tenets of translational research, namely, teaming, translating, and implementing. The goal of the paper is to argue that knowledge of learning sciences is essential at the individual, team, and organizational levels in the translational ...
ecosystem, pedagogy, team science, implementation, translation, learning science
Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
This paper focuses on systematizing and rethinking the conformity of modern transdisciplinarity with its prime cause and initial ideas.

The difficulties of implementing transdisciplinarity into science and education are connected with the fact that its generally accepted definition, identification characteristics, and methodological features are still missing. In or-der ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems approach, systems transdisciplinary approach, higher education
Ana Teixeira de Melo, Rita Campos
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to illustrate, through an exploratory ideographic case study, how a Complex Thinking framework can inform the design of scientific events and the facilitation of scientific Inter and Transdisciplinary groups towards positive emergent outcomes, both at the level of the functioning of the group and the collective complexity of their thinking. Moreover, it aims to show ho ...
complex thinking, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, facilitation, emergent group processes
Ulrich Schmitt
Aim/Purpose: Developing Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE) to transform conventional Knowledge Management Systems (KM/KMS) scenarios promises significant benefits for individuals, institutions, as well as emerging knowledge economies.

Background: The academic entrepreneurship project presented is aiming for such a KMS-DPE configuration. Having consolidated this author’s own and external re-sear ...
digital platform ecosystem, knowledge management system, digital academic entrepreneurship, design science research, informing science, start-up
Junghyun Nam
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to uncover the perceived quality factors of computer-mediated communication in business planning in which communication among teammates is crucial for collaboration.

Background: Computer-mediated communication has made communicating with team-mates easier and more affordable than ever. What motivates people to use a particular CMC technology during business planni ...
computer-mediated communication, business planning, instant messaging, information product quality, information quality.
Meryl Pearce Churchill, Daniel Lindsay, Diana H Mendez, Melissa Crowe, Nicholas Emtage, Rhondda Jones
This paper investigates the association between publishing during doctoral candidature and completion time. The effects of discipline and of gaining additional support through a doctoral cohort program are also explored.

Candidates recognize the value of building a publication track record to improve their career prospects yet are cognizant of the time it takes to publi ...
cohort program, completion, doctorate, research productivity, time-to-degree
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya, UMESH C VARMA
Aim/Purpose: Develop instructional rubrics that help in writing and evaluating the doctoral dissertation research problem statement.

Background: This is a follow-up study. In the first paper, we introduced a model for writing a research problem statement that takes the students through four phases to complete their writing. In this paper, we introduce an instructional rubric to be used for hel ...
research problem statement, doctoral research problem, doctoral dissertations
Aireen Grace Andal, Shuang Wu
This paper identifies and examines cross-cutting experiences from the perspective of two doctoral students, whose research was affected by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be challenging for higher education scholars in terms of proceeding with their research and how the pandemic sets the scene for changes in higher education’s f ...
doctoral studies, higher education, COVID-19, collaborative autoethnography, reflection
Irene Bernhard, Anna Karin Olsson
Aim/Purpose: The aim is to explore the benefits and challenges of industrial PhD education through the perspectives of industrial PhD students who are acting in the intersection of academia and work-life by applying a work-integrated learning (WIL) approach to highlight issues that academy and industry need to consider.

Background: Industrial PhD education is a vital part of collaboration betwe ...
industrial PhD student, industrial PhD education, work-integrated learning, WIL, PhD program, university-society collaboration
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya, UMESH C VARMA
Aim/Purpose: Identify the prerequisites, the corequisites, and the iteration processes in organizing and writing the literature review chapter of doctoral dissertations.

Background: Writing the literature review chapter of doctoral dissertations presents unique challenges. Students waste a lot of time identifying material to write, and the experience is generally that of frustration and time de ...
literature review, dissertation literature review, phases of literature review, snowballing in literature review
Shaun Bangay, Sophie McKenzie
Aim/Purpose: Designing augmented reality (AR) experiences for education, health or entertainment involves multidisciplinary teams making design decisions across several areas. The goal of this paper is to present a classification schema that describes the design choices when constructing an AR interactive experience.

Background: Existing extended reality schema often focuses on single dimensi ...
augmented reality, interactive experiences, design rationale, classification schema
Mary Lebens
Aim/Purpose: Two popular methods for encouraging active learning are Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Field Trips (VFTs). This exploratory case study examines college students’ perceptions of a prototype AR and VFT app as an active learning strategy.

Background: AR allows students to learn as they physically explore a destination, while VFTs give students the opportunity to visit exciting des ...
Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Field Trip (VFT), active learning, Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D), Science Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Reza Ghanbarzadeh, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of five factors on the user acceptance of Three-Dimensional Virtual Worlds (3DVWs) in higher education. Another objective of the study was to investigate the effects of the use of 3DVWs on five variables relevant to positive outcomes for higher education students.

Three-Dimensional Virtual Worlds (3DVW) are of consid ...
three-dimensional virtual world, user acceptance, Second Life, higher education, eLearning
Zainab M AlQenaei, Omar Khalil, Abrar Y Aldekheel
This study collects empirical evidence to investigate the extent to which high school teachers adopted the tablet computer in their instruction within the context of the Tablet Project in Kuwait and explores what drove their adoption behavior.

The role of information technology in education is prominent and takes different forms depending on the purpose of information ...
information technology (IT), education, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), teaching efficacy (TE), perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived usefulness (PU), Kuwait
Kesavan Vadakalu Elumalai, Jayendira P Sankar, Kalaichelvi R, Jeena Ann John, Nidhi Menon, Mufleh Salem M Alqahtani, May Abdulaziz Abumelha
Aim/Purpose: The objective of the research was to study the relationship of seven independent factors: administrative support, course content, course design, instructor characteristics, learner characteristics, social support, and technical support on quality of e-learning in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, the study analyzes the moderating effect(s) of gender and level of ...
e-learning, quality, students’ perspective, higher education, COVID-19 pandemic
Steven Sherman, Benjamin Larson, Jeffrey A Bohler, E Fran Smith
The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of gaps in students’ knowledge at the time they enter a comprehensive Information Systems capstone course. This problem of knowledge gaps was exacerbated by the forced remote learning and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim was to find a technique that would identify and fill those gaps. Ideally, the method would also re ...
knowledge gaps, pandemic, Teach Back, capstone, soft skills, interpersonal skills, curriculum, engagement, tutorials
Merav Aizenberg, Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: This study examined the distance teaching practices that early childhood pre-service teachers chose for working with kindergarten students during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Background: The spread of the coronavirus resulted in a state of emergency, lockdowns, isolations, and social distancing in Israel. As a result of the lockdown, kindergartens were closed, and learning continued dist ...
distance teaching practices, COVID-19, practical experience, e-readiness, kindergartens, field experiences, preservice teachers
Ali Acilar, Øystein Sæbø
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore why students do not choose to study In-formation Systems.
Background Demand for information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) employees and managers has been increased, with the widespread use of information technologies. IT skills shortage is a concern for industries and higher education institutions. The findings of this study can help ...
information systems, career, undergraduate students, Norway
Wafa Al-Maawali
Aim/Purpose: This study of affordances in educational technology focuses on how the self-perceptions of teachers influence the creation of educational opportunities and how these are received by learners.

Background: It is important to explore the affordances offered by teachers, when using educational technology, from the perspective of their students. Within this topic, the interface of the e ...
educational technology affordances, teaching possibilities, possibilities for learning interactions, e-learning, self-directed learning
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim / Purpose
This study examined the perception of the role of tutors in online training of preservice teachers during the COVID period, from the perspective of pre-service teachers and their tutors.

Because of the COVID pandemic, learning in schools was conducted online, therefore preservice teachers’ practicum also took place online, as did the tutoring process.

clinical training, field experiences, preservice teacher, online teaching practices, COVID-19, practical experience, e-readiness, digital learning literacies, 21st century
Robert Thomas Mason, William K Masters
Aim/Purpose: When Data Science students use a Cloud environment such as AWS or Azure, they are not able to have direct hands-on experience with the under-lying hardware components. When students create virtual machines in the Cloud, they specify memory size, CPUs, disk space, etc. However, they cannot reach out and touch the underlying hardware directly since it resides in the Cloud.

Background ...
Raspberry Pi 4b, distributed processing, MongoDB Sharding, Linux Ub-untu
Meg Coffin Murray, Jorge Pérez, Joy Fluker
Aim/Purpose: Digital literacy is critical to participation in a contemporary knowledge-based society and is requisite to both academic success and career development. Institutions of higher education have been slow to define, assess, and amplify digital literacy in parallel with advances in the enhancement of reading, writing, and arithmetic literacy. Perhaps as a consequence of the pandemic, awar ...
digital literacy, digital competency, critical digital literacy, digitally centered
Rena Sakai, Christine Bakke
Aim/Purpose: This study reports the outcome of Student Ownership of Learning (SOL) through developing a shopping application. This research aims to describe embedding agile career-like experiences into software development courses in order to improve perceived educational value.

Background: Many classes consist of lectures, homework, and tests; however, most students do not remember what they l ...
Student Ownership of Learning, Scrum, Flutter, agile, iterative development, career-like experiences
Emma Quindazzi, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: The problem statement in the proposed study focuses on what strategies enterprise information systems specialists need to integrate novel algorithms into an imaging application that had not yet been identified. The aim is to demonstrate that a cross-convolutional neural network can be implemented within the home laboratory – an exploration of a virtual connection for re-search. An ana ...
artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence in medicine, butterfly recognition, CIBR, computer vision, content-based image retrieval systems and Java, convolutional neural network, cross-convolutional neural network, deep learning, digital imaging, future image prediction, image recognition, ImageJ, ImageJ2, recurrent neural network, video motion
Georg Disterer
Aim/Purpose: The low proportion of women currently working in the field of business information systems presents an opportunity to attract more women to this field. For example, in Germany, the proportion of women studying business information systems is currently 21%, compared to 48% in business administration (Statistisches Bundesamt, 2020). Which characteristics make the professional field of b ...
job satisfaction, career goals, work climate, gender, fairness
Teboho Talasi, Lisa F Seymour
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explain how ERP systems provide value to companies in Lesotho, a developing country.

Background: The percentage of organizations with Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs) has been increasing in both developed and developing nations. Despite the popularity of ERPs, the literature has shown that ERP failure is a major challenge facing organiz ...
ERP value, TOE, ERP success factors
Amichai Mitelman, Yahel Giat
Aim/Purpose: This paper reports a case study of organizational transition from a non-competitive selection method to a novel bidding method for the selection of consultants in the Architectural and Engineering (A/E) industry.

Background: Public procurement agencies are increasingly relying on external consultants for the design of construction projects. Consultant selection can be based on eith ...
A/E services, consultant selection, public procurement, design management, team building
Mark P Wagoner, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between a converged wireless-sensor/cellular network architecture and cybersecurity, in terms of transmission delay, to deliver remote grassfire alerts to firefighters in Southeast (SE) Colorado.

Background: Agriculture, rural communities, a thriving cattle industry, and a kaleidoscope of flora and fauna characterize ...
wireless sensor network (WSN), wildfire, alert, converged network, simulation
Bob Travica
Aim/Purpose: This study explores the dissemination of COVID-19 conspiracy theories in Canada in order to create a model for verifying conspiracy theories.

Background: The study combines empirical and conceptual research.

Methodology: Three Canadian cases of conspiracy theories dissemination were developed via observation and content analysis, and an exploration of ontology, epistemology, and ...
conspiracy theory, COVID-19, misinforming
Donna Armes-Thomas, Angela Matthews, Miguel Sanchez
Aim/Purpose: This paper examines faculty feelings of isolation when teaching in a distance education environment.

Background: Faculty who teach in an exclusively online environment often feel isolated, which may lead to decreased cognitive ability, depression, and increased mortality rates. In addition to personal detriments, these issues could negatively impact teaching performance.

Methodo ...
isolation, distance education, communities of practice
Geraldine Torris-Steele
Aim/Purpose: Fostering student engagement is one of the great challenges of teaching, especially in online learning environments. An educators’ assumptions and beliefs about what student engagement is and how it manifests will shape the strategies they design to engage students in learning. However, there is no agreement on the definition of concept of student engagement and it re-mains a vague co ...
online learning, student engagement, teaching IT, higher education, human-ism, affective domain, student-teacher connection, classroom inquiry, reflexive teaching practice
Catalina Huilcapi-Collantes, Azucena Hernández Martín, Juan Pablo Hernández-Ramos
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 20-hour blended learning visual literacy course applied to in-service teachers. For this purpose, we designed the course to train the educators and the instrument to measure the level of visual literacy of participants before and after the intervention. Then, we found the differences.

Visual literacy is essential ...
visual literacy, teacher training, blended learning, in-service teachers
Hava Sason, Avichai Kellerman
Aim/Purpose : The goal of this study was to examine which of the types of teacher-student interactions found in previous studies by Kang (2009) and Kang and Im (2013) during distance learning in routine situations, were also found in times of emergency, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether these interactions differed between students with regard to the extent and nature of each t ...
emergency remote teaching (ERT), teacher-student interaction, self-regulated learning (SRL)
Christine Bakke, Rena Sakai
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to describe layering of career-like experiences over existing curriculum to improve perceived educational value.

Background: Feedback from students and regional businesses showed a clear need to in-crease student’s exposure to career-like software development projects. The initial goal was to develop an instructor-optional project that could be used in a single ...
Agile, Scrum, software development, programming, Student Ownership of Learning, active learning, iterative development, information technology, software engineering

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