Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL)

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Volume 16, 2020

Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
.i - iii
Dror Mughaz, Michael Cohen, Sagit Mejahez, Tal Ades, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose: Using Artificial Intelligence with Deep Learning (DL) techniques, which mimic the action of the brain, to improve a student’s grammar learning process. Finding the subject of a sentence using DL, and learning, by way of this computer field, to analyze human learning processes and mistakes. In addition, showing Artificial Intelligence learning processes, with and without a general over ...
deep-learning, text-mining, Hebrew, subject-tagger
1 - 17
Tamar Meirovitz, Shai S Aran
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to introduce a digital thinking skills (DTS) theoretical model (DTSM) that could support and enhance digital instruction best practices in schools.

Methodology: We have taken a mixed-methods approach. Our respondents represent diverse cultural, linguistic, pedagogical, and social heritages.

Contribution: The study provides a theoretical model de ...
digital pedagogy, thinking skills, digital innovation, information and communi-cation technology, digital policy, school improvement
19 - 41
Ruti Gafni, Anat Goldstein
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to discover usage differences in task performance by students of different cultures, by examining procrastination patterns from a national cultural perspective and exploring the effect of multicultural virtual teamwork on students’ individual procrastination.

Background: This study aims to examine higher-education entrepreneurial learning in the context o ...
procrastination, virtual teams, multicultural teams, individual procrastination
43 - 63
Sharon Hardof-Jaffe, Baruch Schwarz, Hanoch Flum
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to uncover how Social Network Sites (SNSs) active users who are eager to be knowledgeable about a specific domain develop a professional identity, what practices they use, and how do SNSs afford professional identity development.

Background: Some researchers have shown that SNSs play a central role in personal development, but there is a lack of studies tracing the a ...
professional identity development, SNSs affordances, digital information organization
65 - 92
Madhumita Banerjee
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to explore levels of Technological Access (ownership, access to, and usage of computer devices as well as access to Internet services) and levels of Technological Efficacy (technology related skills) as they pertain to underserved (UNS) and underrepresented (UNR) students.

Background: There exists a positive correlation between technology related access, technology re ...
underserved, underrepresented, technological access, technological efficacy, COVID-19, pandemic
93 - 121
U. Yeliz Eseryel
Aim/Purpose: This paper investigates the factors contributing to student IT self-leadership in online education using an exploratory study. Specifically, our goal was to understand whether the instructors’ transformational IT leadership and the students’ personal innovativeness with IT contributed to student IT self-leadership.

Background: The study was conducted in an online course. While today ...
transformational IT leadership, IT self-leadership, personal innovativeness with IT, constructivism
123 - 142
U. Yeliz Eseryel, John R. Drake, Deniz Eseryel
Aim/Purpose: This article aimed to design and evaluate a pedagogical technique for altering students’ classroom digital multitasking behaviors. The technique we designed and evaluated is called course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE). With this technique, the students wrote a research article based on a multitasking experiment that the instructor conducted with the students. The stud ...
digital multitasking, research-based learning, experiential learning, content analy-sis, behavioral change
143 - 165

Volume 15, 2019

Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
. i - iii
Arnon Hershkovitz, Alona Forkosh Baruch
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to explore positive and negative aspects of student-teacher communication via Facebook, as perceived by students in secondary education.

Background: Student-teacher relationship is key to students’ cognitive, social and emotional development. In recent years, as social networking sites (e.g., Facebook) became popular, these connections have extende ...
student-teacher relationship, student-teacher communication, social networking sites, Facebook, SNS-mediated communication
1 - 20
Katherine A. Quinn, Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of faculty and student perceptions of the importance of resource, interpersonal, information, systems, and technology management competencies in the hospitality industry

Background: The increasing complexity and technological dependency of the diverse hospitality and tourism sector raises the skill requirements needed, and expect ...
SCANS, career readiness, workplace readiness, 21st century skills, hospitality education, first generation college students, technology readiness, HBCU, mi-nority learners, UMES, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, e-skills, lifelong learning
21 - 41
Joy Penman, Eddie L Robinson, Wendy M Cross
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to determine where nursing students from a metropolitan university subsequently work following graduation, identify the factors that influence decisions to pursue careers in particular locations, ascertain educational plans in the immediate future; and explore the factors that might attract students to pursue postgraduate study.

Background: The global nursing shortage ...
nursing, graduate destinations, educational aspirations, clinical experiences
43 - 57
Alona Forkosh Baruch, Arnon Hershkovitz
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to explore positive and negative aspects of teacher-teacher communication via Facebook, as perceived by teachers in secondary education.

Background: Teacher-student relationship is key to teachers’ wellness and professional development and may contribute to positive classroom environment. In recent years, as social networking sites (e.g., Facebook) ...
teacher-student relationship, teacher-student communication, social networking sites, SNS-mediated communication, Facebook
59 - 80
Aviad Rotboim, Arnon Hershkovitz, Eddie Laventman
Aim/Purpose: To examine how positive/negative message framing – based on peripheral cues (regarding popularity, source, visuals, and hyperlink) – affects perceptions of credibility of scientific information posted on social networking sites (in this case, Facebook), while exploring the mechanisms of viewing the different components.

Background: Credibility assessment of information is a key skill ...
credibility assessment, message framing, social networking sites, peripheral cues, eye tracking
81 - 103
Esmael A. Salman, Amtiaz Fattum
Aim/Purpose: In the modern world, simulation has become a new phenomenon in education, which conveys new and innovative ideas of curriculum, instruction, and classroom management. It makes certain of Aristotle’s words when he said that “The things we have to learn before we do them, we must learn by doing them”. One might think that simulation in education is one of these technologies.
This stud ...
conflict, satisfaction, simulation in education, simulation scenario
105 - 120
Hakkı ÇAKIR, Yusuf Alpaydin
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the research was to examine the relationship between the sub-dimensions of organizational culture perceptions, such as task culture, success culture, support culture, and bureaucratic culture and job motivations of ISMEK Lifelong Learning Center teachers.

Background: It is thought that if teachers’ perceptions of organizational culture and levels of job motivation are ass ...
adult education, lifelong learning, organizational culture, job motivation
121 - 133
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Bryant C. Mitchell, Austin J. Hill
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce, describe, and document the methods involved in the preparation of a mindset intervention built into a freshmen development course, and established after years of longitudinal research, that is designed to have a positive impact on the outlook, achievement, and persistence of first generation and under-prepared students.

Background: A number ...
grit, growth mindset, mindset intervention, self-efficacy, social cognitive theory, learning intervention, student retention, student success, business education, first generation college students, HBCU, minority learners, UMES, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, learning self-efficacy, goal setting, grit in education
135 - 155

Volume 14, 2018

Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
. i - iii
Lee Fergusson, Timothy A Allred, Troy Dux
Aim/Purpose: Work-based learning has been identified in the literature, and is established in academia and in the global worlds of work; however, an examination of work-based research, particularly at the doctoral level, has been less well articulated. Moreover, a paucity of published literature on either work-based research or Professional Studies means little is known about the dynamics and driv ...
work-based learning, work-based research, professional studies, reflective practice, mixed methods research, action research
1 - 17
Lee Fergusson, Timothy A Allred, Troy Dux, Hugo M. Muianga
Aim/Purpose: Most research on work-based learning and research relates to theory, including perspectives, principles and curricula, but few studies provide contemporary examples of work-based projects, particularly in the Australian context; this paper aims to address that limitation.

Background: The Professional Studies Program at University of Southern Queensland is dedicated to offering advanc ...
advanced practice professional, work-based learning, work-based research, leadership, safety, investigation, identity
19 - 40
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Ayodele Julius Alade
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents the preliminary findings of a pilot survey that sought to examine the technology uses, backgrounds, needs, interests, career goals, and professional expectations of Generation Z students enrolled at a minority serving institution in the United States Mid-Atlantic region.

Background: Students entering college today are part of Generation Z born in the late 90’s thr ...
technology skills, career readiness, technological literacy, Generation Z, com-puter concepts course, computer education, computer skills assessment, UMES, minority learners, career and technology readiness, technology assessment, digital literacy, computer self-efficacy
41 - 53
Valerie Mujinga Tshiani, Maureen Tanner
Contribution: This study contributes to scientific literature by detailing the impact of specific factors on the privacy concerns of citizens living in an African city

Findings: The findings reveal that the more that impersonal data is collected by the Smart City of Cape Town, the lower the privacy concerns of the digital natives. The findings also show that the digital natives have higher privac ...
smart cities, privacy concerns, digital natives, developing countries, South Africa
55 - 76
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Hwei C wang, Magdi Elobeid, Muna E Elobaid
Aim/Purpose: The digital divide and educational inequalities remain a significant societal problem in the United States, and elsewhere, impacting low income, first-generation, and minority learners. Accordingly, institutions of higher education are challenged to meet the needs of students with varying levels of technological readiness with deficiencies in information and digital literacy shown to ...
digital divide, information literacy, first generation college students, technology readiness, HBCU, minority learners, technology assessment, digital literacy, under prepared students, IC3, computer skills, computer concepts course, computer education, generation z, computer skills assessment, UMES, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, SAM, Cengage, skills assessment management, Certiport, technological competency
77 - 93
sodiq onaolapo, Olawale Oyewole
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the influence of Performance Expectancy (PE), Effort Expectancy (EE), and Facilitating Conditions (FC) on the use of smart phones for mobile learning by postgraduate students in University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Background: Due to the low level of mobile learning adoption by students in Nigeria, three base constructs of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Tec ...
Performance Expectancy (PE), Effort Expectancy (EE), Facilitating Conditions (FC), mobile learning, smartphone use
95 - 115
Asmaa Nader Ganayem, Wafa S Zidan
Aim/Purpose: This research inquires how students perceive the role of Technology Education and Cultural diversity (TEC) instructors in improving their 21st century skills. In addition, this study examines the students’ preferred learning style: face to face, synchronous and asynchronous.

Background: 21st century skills include, among others, collaboration, Information and Communication Technology ...
21st century skills, online collaborative learning, course design, instructor role, TEC model
117 - 141
Gwen Nugent, Ashu Guru, Deana M. Namuth-Covert
Aim/Purpose: This study examines differences in credit and noncredit users’ learning and usage of the Plant Sciences E-Library (PASSEL,, a large international, open-source multidisciplinary learning object repository.

Background: Advances in online education are helping educators to meet the needs of formal academic credit students, as well as informal noncredit learners. ...
learning object repository, learning approaches, noncredit learners, cluster analysis, web-tracking data
143 - 158
Angelos Rodafinos
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents some of the issues that academia faces in both the detection of plagiarism and the aftermath. The focus is on the latter, how academics and educational institutions around the world can address the challenges that follow the identification of an incident. The scope is to identify the need for and describe specific strategies to efficiently manage plagiarism inciden ...
academic integrity, plagiarism, higher education, cheating, policy, procedure
159 - 175
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: Following the widespread use of social networking applications (SNAs) by children, adolescents, and young adults, this paper sought to examine the usage habits, sharing, and dangers involved from the perspective of the children, adolescents, and young adults. The research question was: What are the usage habits, sharing, drawbacks, and dangers of using SNAs from the perspective of ch ...
e-safety, social networking apps, WhatsApp, shaming, cyberbullying, privacy
177 - 190

Volume 13, 2017

Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
i - iii
Rachel Nave, Rakefet Ackerman, Yehudit Judy Dori
Aim/Purpose: These days educators are expected to integrate technological tools into classes. Although they acquire relevant skills, they are often reluctant to use these tools.

Background: We incorporated online forums for generating a Community of Inquiry (CoI) in a faculty development program. Extending the Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model with Assessment Knowledge a ...
community of inquiry, online forums, hands-on experience, TPACK, instruc-tional technology, teacher professional development
1 - 17
Dorcas E Krubu, Sandy Zinn, Genevieve C Hart
Aim/Purpose: The research work investigated the information seeking process of undergraduates in a specialised university in Nigeria, in the course of a group assignment.

Background: Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) model is used as lens to reveal how students interact with information in the affective, cognitive and physical realms.

Methodology: Qualitative research methods were ...
information seeking process, information seeking, dialogue journaling, group assignment, analysis of assignment, specialised university
19 - 36
Kham Sila Ahmad, Jocelyn Armarego, Fay Sudweeks
Aim/Purpose: To develop a framework for utilizing Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) to assist non-native English migrant women to acquire English vocabulary in a non-formal learning setting.

Background: The women in this study migrated to Australia with varied backgrounds including voluntary or forced migration, very low to high levels of their first language (L1), low proficiency in Engl ...
MALL, migrant women, vocabulary, tablet, language app
37 - 57
Saeed Shariati, Jocelyn Armarego, Fay Sudweeks
Aim/Purpose: The research investigates the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Iranian refugees’ settlement in Australia.

Background: The study identifies the issues of settlement, such as language, cultural and social differences.

Methodology: The Multi-Sited Ethnography (MSE), which is a qualitative methodology, has been used with a thematic analysis drawing on a seri ...
e-Skills, ICT, settlement, refugees
59 - 77
Scott D McDonald
Aim/Purpose: Students face many challenges improving their soft skills such as critical thinking. This paper offers one possible solution to this problem.

Background: This paper considers one method of enhancing critical thinking through a problem-solving game called the Coffee Shop. Problem-solving is a key component to critical thinking, and game-playing is one method of enhancing this throug ...
lesson delivery, blended learning, digital technology, learning outcomes, entrepreneurship, mixed methods, learning transfer, gamification
79 - 96
Karishma Kelsey, Andrew J. Zaliwski
Aim/Purpose: The teaching solution presented in this paper was implemented to overcome the common problems encountered by authors during years of practice of applied business studies teaching.

Background: In our school, we have deep multicultural environments where both teachers and students are coming from different countries and cultures. The typical problems encountered with students includ ...
case study visualization, Pacific storytelling tradition, teaching methodology, computers in teaching, knowledge transfer, knowledge representation
97 - 115
Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu
Aim/Purpose: Significant urban digital divide exists in Nairobi County where low income households lack digital literacy skills and do not have access to the internet. The study was undertaken as an intervention, designed to close the digital divide among low income households in Nairobi by introducing internet access using the domestication framework.

Background: Information and Communication Te ...
digital divide, internet domestication, low-income households, digital literacy, Mathare slum
117 - 142
Nitza Geri, Ina Blau, Avner Caspi, Yoram M. Kalman, Vered Silber-Varod, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
Aim/Purpose: This preface presents the papers included in the ninth issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL) special series of selected Chais Conference best papers.

Background: The Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era, is organized by the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Techno ...
Learning technologies, e-learning, technology integration in education, diffusion of innovation, human-computer interaction, lifelong learning, educational technologies research
143 - 150
Olzan Goldstein, Bertha Tessler
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the impact of the Israeli National Program on pre-service teachers’ skills in the integration of ICT in teaching and discusses the influential factors of successful implementation of practices in the field.

Background: In the current Information Age, many countries relate to education as an im-portant factor for national growth. Teacher education plays a signific ...
ICT integration in teaching, teacher education, evaluation of systemic changes
151 - 166
Smadar Bar-Tal, Christa S. C. Asterhan
Aim/Purpose: The present study aims to describe existing peer-to-peer, social network-based sharing practices among adult students in teacher colleges.

Background: Ubiquitous social network sites open up a wide array of possibilities for peer-to-peer information and knowledge sharing. College instructors are often unaware of such practices that happen behind the scenes.

Methodology: An interpret ...
social network technology, knowledge sharing, teacher training
167 - 184
Miri Shonfeld, Hagit Meishar Tal
Aim/Purpose: This study took place in a school with a “paperless classroom” policy. In this school, handwriting and reading on paper were restricted. The purpose of this study was to gain insights from the teachers teaching in a paperless classroom and to learn about the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning in such an environment.

Background: In recent years, many schools are moving ...
paperless classroom, teachers, K-12, BYOD, laptops
185 - 196
Sarah Genut, Yifat Ben-David Kolikant
Aim/Purpose: Our research focuses on a unique group a students, who study CS: ultra-orthodox Jewish men. Their previous education is based mostly on studying Talmud and hence they lacked a conventional high-school education. Our research goal was to examine whether their prior education is merely a barrier to their CS studies or whether it can be recruited to leverage academic learning.

Backgrou ...
computer science, diversity, prior education, Talmud, logic
197 - 214
Nitza Geri, Amir Winer, Beni Zaks
Aim/Purpose: As online video lectures rapidly gain popularity in formal and informal learning environments, one of their main challenges is student retention. This study investigates the influence of adding interactivity to online video lectures on students’ attention span.

Background: Interactivity is perceived as increasing the attention span of learners and improving the quality of learning. H ...
online video lectures, interactive video, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), distance learning, students’ attention span, learning analytics, attention economy
215 - 228
Yaniv Biton, Sapir Fellus, Dafna Raviv, Osnat O Fellus
Aim/Purpose: The increasingly growing number of virtual high schools around the world has engendered new modes for teaching and learning and a promising area of re-search. While research in this emerging field has mostly taken a comparative lens that highlights differences between traditional modes of teaching and online teaching, research on high school students’ and teachers’ perspectives has re ...
virtual high school, teachers’ perspectives, students’ perspectives, mathematics, physics
229 - 250

Volume 12, 2016

Estelle Taylor
Soft skills are becoming increasingly important and will be critical for success in the Information Systems profession. Employers complain about a lack in soft skills among graduates from tertiary education institutions. No agreement exists about what these skills actually are, which are of importance, and how acquiring these soft skills should be approached in higher education.
The aim of this ...
soft skills, higher education, information technology, industry
1 - 18
Maedeh Mosharraf
Personalization is one of the most expected features in the current educational systems. User modeling is supposed to be the first stage of this process, which may incorporate learning style as an important part of the model. Learning style, which is a non-stable characteristic in the case of children, differentiates students in learning preferences. This paper identifies a new hybrid method to in ...
Automatic detection, children learning style, hybrid method, MBTI, personality type
19 - 32
Stefanos Goumas, Symeon Symeonidis, Michail Salonidis
The purpose of this research is the exploration of the opinions and level of self-efficacy in the usage of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) of teachers in Greek pre-schools in the learning process and administration of nurseries. By using the term “usage and utilisation of ICTs in the learning process” we mean the utilisation of the capabilities that new technologies offer in an educa ...
ICT, educational process, use & development of ICT, self-efficacy
33 - 55
Sthephanny Moncada Linares, Andrea Carolina Díaz Romero
As a result of the rapid development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the growing interest in Internet-based tools for language classroom, it has become a pressing need for educators to locate, evaluate and select the most appropriate language-learning digital resources that foster more communicative and meaningful learning processes. Hence, this paper describes a mixed resear ...
Language-learning website, communicative approach, CALL evaluation, checklist, digital competence, knowing-how-to-do skill
57 - 93
Dalit Mor, Hagar Laks, Arnon Hershkovitz
In today’s job market, computer skills are part of the prerequisites for many jobs. In this paper, we report on a study of readiness to work with computers (the dependent variable) among unemployed women (N=54) after participating in a unique, web-supported training focused on computer skills and empowerment. Overall, the level of participants’ readiness to work with computers was much higher at t ...
Work readiness; working with computers; log-based variables; decision tree
95 - 112
Gwen Nugent, Amy Kohmetscher, Deana M. Namuth-Covert, John Guretzky Guretzky, Patrick Murphy, DoKyoung Lee
Learning objects originally developed for use in online learning environments can also be used to enhance face-to-face instruction. This study examined the learning impacts of online learning objects packaged into modules and used in different contexts for undergraduate education offered on campus at three institutions. A multi-case study approach was used, examining learning impacts across a vari ...
learning objects, online learning, instructional context, multimedia instruction, online modules
113 - 121
Silas Wandera, Natasha James-Waldon, Debbi Bromley, Zandra Henry
This paper provides an overview of the impact that social media has on the development of collaborative learning within a cohort environment in a doctoral program. The researchers surveyed doctoral students in an education program to determine how social media use has influenced the doctoral students. The study looked at the following areas: a) the ability of social media use to develop a collabor ...
Social media, Collaborative learning, Learning environment, Doctoral program, Cohort
123 - 143
Noa Aharony, Judit Bar-Ilan
MOOCs are open, online courses that use information technologies to enhance the learning experience and attract various people from the entire world. The current study uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), as well as personal characteristics such as learning strategies, cognitive appraisal, and Kuhlthau’s (1991) model of information seeking as theoretical bases for defining factors that may ...
MOOC, Technology Acceptance Model, learning strategies, cognitive appraisal
145 - 162
Nitza Geri, Ina Blau, Avner Caspi, Yoram M. Kalman, Vered Silber-Varod, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
This preface presents the papers included in the eighth issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL) special series of selected Chais Conference best papers. The Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era, is organized annually by the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, The Open ...
learning technologies, e-learning, technology integration in education, diffusion of innovation, human-computer interaction
163 - 168
Tal Berger-Tikochinski, Michal Zion, Ornit Spektor-Levy
This is a five-year study conducted with junior high school students studying in a 1:1-laptop program in order to test the effects of the program on various measures related to the students: their attitudes, motivation, perceived school norms, self-efficacy, and behavioral intention towards learning with laptops, according to the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB).
These variables were tested at tw ...
one-to-one classrooms, personal laptops, motivation, self-efficacy, Theory of Planned Behavior
169 - 191
Adi Friedman, Ina Blau, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
This study examined the phenomenon of academic dishonesty among university students. It was based on Pavela’s (1997) framework of types of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and facilitation) and distinguished between digital and “traditional”- analog dishonesty. The study analyzed cases of academic dishonesty offenses committed by students, as well as the reasons for academic ...
digital academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, facilitation, academic integrity in higher education, motivation for academic dishonesty, gender differences in penalties given for academic dishonesty
193 - 205
Ruti Gafni, Idan Nagar
CAPTCHA is one of the most common solutions to check if the user trying to enter a Website is a real person or an automated piece of software. This challenge-response test, implemented in many Internet Websites, emphasizes the gaps between accessibility and security on the Internet, as it poses an obstacle for the learning-impaired in the reading and comprehension of what is presented in the test. ...
CAPTCHA, cyber security, user experience, learning disabilities, dyslexia
207 - 223
Noa Shapira, Haggai Kupermintz, Yael Kali
This study examined a professional development program designed to support Civics teachers in their efforts to promote empathy among Israeli Jewish students towards Israeli Arabs. The design rationale for the program is that teachers should experience empathic processes themselves before supporting their students in such an endeavor and that meaningful empathic processes can occur online if activi ...
empathy, minority group, teacher professional development, teachers as designers, online learning community
225 - 246
Simona Holstein , Anat Cohen
The characteristics of successful MOOCs were explored in this study. Thousands of student reviews regarding five xMOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) in the fields of software, science, and management were extracted from the Coursetalk website and analyzed by quantitative and qualitative methods using the Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2000) Community of Inquiry (CoI) model. The 14 characteristics ...
MOOC, online learning, lifelong learning, Community of Inquiry
247 - 266
Ina Blau, Nurit Benolol
Creative computing is one of the rapidly growing educational trends around the world. Previous studies have shown that creative computing can empower disadvantaged children and youth. At-risk youth tend to hold a negative view of self and perceive their abilities as inferior compared to “normative” pupils. The Implicit Theories of Intelligence approach (ITI; Dweck, 1999, 2008) suggests a way of ch ...
creative computing, creative coding, creative programming, scratch application, implicit theories of intelligence, constructionism, at-risk youth, normative high-school students
267 - 278
Orit Avidov Ungar, Alona Forkosh Baruch
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in teacher education poses new challenges to faculty and students. This study was carried out to examine factors facilitating and hindering ICT implementation in teacher education institutes in Israel. Findings from our study, administered at two points in time, revealed that providing technological-pedagogical support to teacher educators and their ...
teacher educators, ICT Implementation, facilitating factors, hindering factors, colleges of education
279 - 296
Vered Silber-Varod, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Nitza Geri
The current rapid technological changes confront researchers of learning technologies with the challenge of evaluating them, predicting trends, and improving their adoption and diffusion. This study utilizes a data-driven discourse analysis approach, namely culturomics, to investigate changes over time in the research of learning technologies. The patterns and changes were examined on a corpus of ...
mapping topics in the domain of learning technologies, academic discourse of learning technologies, culturomics, quantitative text analysis, data-driven discourse analysis, word frequency analysis
297 - 313

Volume 11, 2015

Harjinder Singh Lallie
Campus discovery is an important feature of a university student induction process. Approaches towards campus discovery differ from course to course and can comprise guided tours that are often lengthy and uninspiring, or self-guided tours that run the risk of students failing to complete them. This paper describes a campus self-discovery induction game (Geospatial Crypto Reconnaissance) which aim ...
Integration; orientation; retention; campus discovery; induction games; induction
1 - 10
Rogério Rossi, Pollyana Notargiacomo Mustaro
Digital solutions have substantially contributed to the growth and dissemination of education. The distance education modality has been presented as an opportunity for worldwide students in many types of courses. However, projects of digital educational platforms require different expertise including knowledge areas such as pedagogy, psychology, computing, and digital technologies associated with ...
Online Education, Digital Educational Solution, Quality Models, eQETIC Model
11 - 23
Kham Sila Ahmad, Fay Sudweeks, Jocelyn Armarego
This paper reports on a case study of a group of six non-native English speaking migrant women’s experiences learning English vocabulary in a mobile assisted language learning (MALL) environment at a small community centre in Western Australia. A sociocultural approach to learning vocabulary was adopted in designing the MALL lessons that the women undertook. The women provided demographic informat ...
MALL, sociocultural approach, migrant women, vocabulary
25 - 45
Nicole A. Buzzetto-More , Robert Johnson, Muna Elobaid
Empowered by and tethered to ubiquitous technologies, the current generation of youth yearns for opportunities to engage in self-expression and information sharing online with personal disclosure no longer governed by concepts of propriety and privacy. This raises issues about the unsafe online activities of teens and young adults. The following paper presents the findings of a study examining the ...
Cyber awareness, Cyber Safety, Facebook, Internet Safety, Negative Consequences of Social Media, Oversharing, Privacy, Social Media, Social Media Safety, Web-Safety
47 - 66
Liat Eyal
This study attempts to present the variety of possible uses for iPads, in the learning process. The objective is to evaluate a unique implementation model that was tried out at a teacher training college in Israel. The methodology is based on a qualitative research paradigm. The findings show that students’ use the iPads in various contexts: (a) for ongoing personal use; (b) for planning lessons; ...
iPads in education, integrating tablets in classroom, iPads in Teacher Training, Taxonomy
67 - 84
Elizabeth Simão Carvalho
Teaching object-oriented programming to students in an in-classroom environment demands well-thought didactic and pedagogical strategies in order to guarantee a good level of apprenticeship. To teach it on a completely distance learning environment (e-learning) imposes possibly other strategies, besides those that the e-learning model of Open University of Portugal dictates. This article analyses ...
eLearning, student’s behavior, distance learning of programming language
85 - 99
Janine S Ramos, Letícia K Silva, Arnaldo Pinzan, Antonio C Rodrigues, Giédre Berretin-Felix
Objective: Evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning courses for the purpose of interdisciplinary continuing education in Speech Pathology and Dentistry. Methods: The online course was made available on the Moodle platform. A total of 30 undergraduates participated in the study (15 from the Dentistry course and 15 from the Speech Pathology course). Their knowledge was evaluated before and a ...
Distance Learning, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Dentistry, Interdisciplinary Research
101 - 121
Shlomi Boutnaru, Arnon Hershkovitz
In recent years, schools (as well as universities) have added cyber security to their computer science curricula. This topic is still new for most of the current teachers, who would normally have a standard computer science background. Therefore the teachers are trained and then teaching their students what they have just learned. In order to explore differences in both populations’ learning, we c ...
cyber security, code metrics, software quality, software security, teachers’ learning, data mining
123 - 147
Nitza Geri, Ina Blau, Avner Caspi, Yoram M. Kalman, Vered Silber-Varod, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
The seventh issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL- formerly Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects - IJELLO) special series includes a selection of best papers presented at the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. The Chais conference 2015 was held at The Open ...
learning technologies, e-learning, information and communication technology (ICT) integration in education, diffusion of innovation, human-computer interaction, digital competencies, e-skills, lifelong learning
149 - 157
Dorit Geifman , Daphne R Raban
Self-efficacy is essential to learning but what happens when learning is done as a result of a collective process? What is the role of individual self-efficacy in collective problem solving? This research examines the manifestation of self-efficacy in prediction markets that are configured as collective problem-solving platforms and whether self-efficacy of traders affects the collective outcome ...
collective problem-solving, self-efficacy, prediction markets, social influence
159 - 178
Yair Levy, Michelle M. Ramim
There is a growing interest in the assessment of tangible skills and competence. Specifically, there is an increase in the offerings of competency-based assessments, and some academic institutions are offering college credits for individuals who can demonstrate adequate level of competency on such assessments. An increased interest has been placed on competency-based computer simulations that can ...
competency-based projects in e-learning, simulations in e-learning, managerial skills enhancements, management skills in e-learning, self-reported skills
179 - 190
Noa Aharony, Miri Shonfeld
This study seeks to explore what factors influence students’ ICT use and web technology competence. The objectives of this study are the following: (a) To what extent do certain elements of Rogers’ (2003) Diffusion of Innovations Theory (DOI) explain students’ ICT use, (b) To what extent do personality characteristics derived from the Big Five approach explain students’ ICT use, and (c) To what ex ...
ICT use, Educational Technology students, Library and Information Science students, Exploratory study
191 - 207
Keren Sarah Levy, Yael Kali, Tali Tal
Implementing inquiry in the outdoors introduces many challenges for teachers, some of which can be dealt with using mobile technologies. For productive use of these technologies, teachers should be provided with the opportunity to develop relevant knowledge and practices. In a professional development (PD) program in this design-based research, 24 teachers were involved in adaptation of a learning ...
Teachers as Designers (TaD), mobile learning, teacher professional development (PD), TPACK, outdoor inquiry
209 - 235
Eli Merkel, Anat Cohen
Since the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs), different models regarding the usage of these resources in education have appeared in the literature. Wiley’s 4-Rs model is considered to be one of the leading models. Research based on Wiley’s model shows that using materials without making changes is the most common use. Compared to the extensive literature regarding OER usage in educat ...
OER, Open Educational Resources, instructional designers, training managers, corporate
237 - 256
Yehuda Peled, Ina Blau, Ronen Grinberg
Transforming a school from traditional teaching and learning to a one-to-one (1:1) classroom, in which a teacher and students have personal digital devices, inevitably requires changes in the way the teacher addresses her role. This study examined the implications of integrating 1:1 computing on teachers’ pedagogical perceptions and the classroom’s educational discourse. A change in pedagogical pe ...
one-to-one computing, 1:1, laptop integration in school, teachers’ pedagogical perceptions, teacher “folk psychology” and “folk pedagogy”, “the new learning ecology” framework, educational discourse in the classroom
257 - 271
Alona Forkosh Baruch, Arnon Hershkovitz, Rebecca P. Ang
Teacher-student relationships are vital for academic and social development of students, for teachers’ professional and personal development, and for having a supportive learning environment. In the digital age, these relationships can extend beyond bricks and mortar and beyond school hours. Specifically, these relationships are extended today while teachers and students communicate via social net ...
teacher-student relationship, social networking sites, SNS-mediated communication, Facebook
273 - 289
Meital Amzalag, Nelly Elias, Yael Kali
Students of Ethiopian origin belong to one of the weakest sectors in the Jewish population of Israel. During their studies they have to deal with social alienation, cultural gaps, economic hardships, and racial stereotypes which reduce their chances to successfully complete their academic degree. In this respect, the present research asks whether online social media could provide those youngsters ...
students of Ethiopian origin, immigrant’ social integration, social media, online learning groups, peripheral participation, Israel
291 - 312
Hani Swirski, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari
Can questions sent to Open-Educational-Resource (OER) websites such as Ask-An-Expert serve as indicators for students’ interest in science? This issue was examined using an online questionnaire which included an equal number of questions about the topics “space” and “nutrition” randomly selected from three different sources: a 5th-grade science textbook, the “Ask-An-Expert” website, and questions ...
Ask-A-Scientist, elementary school, Interest, Open Educational Resource, Science curriculum, Students’ questions, Student voice
313 - 327
Karen Spektor-Precel, David Mioduser
Nowadays, we are surrounded by artifacts that are capable of adaptive behavior, such as electric pots, boiler timers, automatic doors, and robots. The literature concerning human beings’ conceptions of “traditional” artifacts is vast, however, little is known about our conceptions of behaving artifacts, nor of the influence of the interaction with such artifacts on cognitive development, especiall ...
Theory of Mind (ToM), Theory of Artificial Mind (ToAM), Cognitive Development, Behaving artifacts, Robots
329 - 345

Volume 10, 2014

Hager Khechine, Sawsen Lakhal, Daniel Pascot, Alphonse Bytha
33 - 52
Breno Fabricio Terra Azevedo, Eliseo Reategui, Patricia Alejandra Behar
107 - 121
Nitza Geri, Avner Caspi, Yoram M. Kalman, Vered Silber-Varod, Yoav Yair, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
123 - 130
Ashlea Bennett Milburn, Andrew Braham, Jeton McClinton
229 - 246
285 - 292

Volume 9, 2013

Ana Casali, Claudia Deco, Agustín Romano, Guillermo Tomé
77 - 87
Esther Del Moral-Pérez, Ana Cernea, Lourdes Villalustre
105 - 124
Steven Bruneel, Kurt De Wit, Jef C. Verhoeven, Jan Elen
125 - 148
171 - 192
Nitza Geri, Avner Caspi, Sigal Eden, Yoram M. Kalman, Yoav Yair, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
193 - 199
201 - 218
249 - 266

Volume 8, 2012

Nitza Geri, Avner Caspi, Sigal Eden, Yoram M Kalman, Yoav Yair, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
65 - 71
Moshe Leiba, Ruth Zuzovsky, David Mioduser, Yehuda Benayahu, Rafi Nachmias
165 - 178

Volume 7, 2011

David M. Majerich, Judith C. Stull, Susan Jansen Varnum, Tiffany Gilles, Joseph P. Ducette
11 - 24
Carla Fillmann Barcelos, João Carlos Gluz, Rosa Maria Vicari
37 - 54
Rubén Peredo Valderrama, Alejandro Canales Cruz, Iván Peredo Valderrama
55 - 67
111 - 123
157 - 168
169 - 184
Stavros Valsamidis, Sotirios Kontogiannis, Ioannis Kazanidis, Alexandros Karakos
185 - 204
249 - 273
Anat Cohen, Eli Shmueli, Rafi Nachmias
323 - 338

Volume 6, 2010

Michelle WL Fong, Robert Sims
45 - 60
Enrique Estellés Arolas, Esther Del Moral-Pérez, Fernando González
175 - 191
Ilona Béres, Márta Turcsányi-Szabó
203 - 215
Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Avner Caspi, Sigal Eden, Nitza Geri, Edna Tal-Elhasid, Yoav Yair
239 - 244
Ronen Hammer, Miki Ronen, Amit Sharon, Tali Lankry, Yoni Huberman, Victoria Zamtsov
293 - 304

Volume 5, 2009

Robin Kay, Liesel Knaack, Diana Petrarca
27 - 50
51 - 72
73 - 90
Alex Koohang, Liz Riley, Terry J. Smith, Jeanne Schreurs
91 - 109
Cornelia Brodahl, Bjørn Smestad
111 - 127
Yevgen Biletskiy, Michael Wojcenovic, Hamidreza Baghi
169 - 180
Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Avner Caspi, Sigal Eden, Nitza Geri, Yoav Yair
181 - 186
David Pundak, Orit Herscovitz, Miri Shaham, Rivka Wiser-Biton
215 - 232
Oren Zuckerman, Ina Blau, Andrés Monroy-Hernández
263 - 274
Tamar Shamir-Inbal, Jacob Dayan, Yael Kali
307 - 334
Oskar Casquero, Ariana Landaluce, Javier Portillo, Manuel Benito, Jesús Romo
399 - 418

Volume 4, 2008

Nathalie Hernandez, Josiane Mothe, Bachelin Ralalason, Bertin Ramamonjisoa, Patricia Stolf
65 - 82
Oskar Casquero, Javier Portillo, Manuel Benito, Jesús Romo
97 - 111
Doina Ana Cernea, Esther Del Moral-Pérez, Jose E. Labra Gayo
137 - 149
Àngels Rius, Miguel-Angel Sicilia , Elena García-Barriocanal
151 - 165
Annemieke Craig, Annegret Goold, Jo Coldwell, Jamie Mustar
205 - 223
259 - 267
303 - 315

Volume 3, 2007

19 - 28
45 - 55
Kevin R. Parker, Joseph T. Chao
57 - 72
73 - 83
Gurparkash Singh, Louise Hawkins, Greg Whymark
85 - 105
135 - 162
Danijela Milosevic, Mirjana Brkovic, Matjaz Debevc, Radojka Krneta
163 - 174
239 - 250

Volume 2, 2006

Pollyana Notargiacomo Mustaro , Ismar Frango Silveira
35 - 46
Zeynel Cebeci , Mehmet Tekdal
47 - 57
59 - 76
Philippe Fournier-Viger, Mehdi Najjar, Andre Mayers, Roger Nkambou
77 - 94
105 - 110
Vito Nicola Convertini, Diego Albanese, Agostino Marengo, Vittorio Marengo , Michele Scalera
125 - 138

Volume 1, 2005

Keith Harman , Alex Koohang
67 - 77
Colla Jean MacDonald, Emma Stodel, Terrie Thompson, Bill Muirhead, Chris Hinton, Brad Carson, Erin Banit
79 - 98
Zeynel Cebeci , Yoldas Erdogan
99 - 108
Freimut Bodendorf, Manfred Schertler, Eli Boyd Cohen, Eli Cohen
127 - 142
Valentina Malaxa , Ian Douglas
151 - 162
Deana M. Namuth, Susan Fritz, James King, Amy Boren
181 - 196
Mimi Recker, Jim Dorward, Deonne Dawson, Xin Mao, Ye Liu, Bart Palmer, Sam Halioris, Jaeyang Park
197 - 216

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