Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice (JITE:IIP)

Online ISSN: 2165-316X  •  Print ISSN: 2165-3151

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Volume 14, 2015


Kenneth David Strang
An online Moodle Workshop was evaluated for peer assessment effectiveness. A quasi-experiment was designed using a Seminar in Professionalism course taught in face-to-face mode to undergraduate students across two campuses. The first goal was to determine if Moodle Workshop awarded a fair peer grader grade. The second objective was to estimate if students were consistent and reliable in performing ...
Moodle Workshop, learning management system, peer assessment, reliability
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Dimitra Theodosiadou, Angelos Konstantinidis
Electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) have a positive impact on the learning process in a broad range of educational sectors and on learners of all ages. Yet because most e-portfolio-related studies are about their implementation in higher education, this type of research is less usual in the early childhood context, and there is no available research for Greek schools. This study aims to investiga ...
e-portfolio, Greek primary school, learning, PowerPoint, qualitative method
17 - 38
Roger McHaney, Merrill Warkentin, David Sachs, Michael Brian Pope, Dustin Ormond
The ways people connect, interact, share, and communicate have changed due to recent developments in information technology. These developments, categorized as social media, have captured the attention of business executives, technologists, and education professionals alike, and have altered many business models. Additionally, the concept of social media impacts numerous sub-disciplines within bus ...
social media, teaching, higher education, business education, course development
39 - 62
Kevin Sullivan, Kevin Marshall, Brendan Tangney
This research study explores peer teaching and learning without a domain expert teacher, within the context of an activity where teams of second level students (~16 years old) are required to create a learning experience for their peers. The study looks at how participants would like to be taught and how they would teach their peers if given the opportunity and examines the support they require, t ...
Collaborative Learning, Technology, Teamwork, Peer learning, Peer teaching, Project-based, Bridge21
63 - 83
Chengcheng Li
As both the frequency and the severity of network breaches have increased in recent years, it is essential that cybersecurity is incorporated into the core of business operations. Evidence from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012) indicates that there is, and will continue to be, a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals nationwide throughout the next decad ...
Cybersecurity, Curriculum Development, Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, Computer Networking
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Susan Zimlich
Technology skills are assumed to be a necessity for college and career success, but technology is constantly evolving. Thus, development of students’ technology skills is an on-going and persistent issue. Standards from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the International Society for Technology in Education encourage educators to teach skills that help students adapt to changing working e ...
Educational technology, gifted, qualitative study, elementary education
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John R. Drake, Margaret T. O'Hara, Elaine Seeman
New web technologies have enabled online education to take on a massive scale, prompting many universities to create massively open online courses (MOOCs) that take advantage of these technologies in a seemingly effortless manner. Designing a MOOC, however, is anything but trivial. It involves developing content, learning activities, and assessments to accommodate both the massiveness and openne ...
Online education, theory development, instructional design, MOOC, case study
125 - 143
Minh Q. Huynh, Prashant Ghimire
As mobile devices become prevalent, there is always a need for apps.  How hard is it to develop an app especially a cross-platform app? The paper shares an experience in a project involved the development of a student services web app that can be run on cross-platform mobile devices.  The paper first describes the background of the project, the clients, and the proposed solution.  Then, it focuses ...
Web-app, mobile-friendly web app, open-source software, web database, cross platform app, HTML5, PHP, CSS, JavaScript
145 - 169
John D. Crabtree, Xihui "Paul" Zhang
Teaching advanced programming can be a challenge, especially when the students are pursuing different majors with diverse analytical and problem-solving capabilities. The purpose of this paper is to explore the efficacy of using a particular problem as a vehicle for imparting a broad set of programming concepts and problem-solving techniques. We present a classic brain teaser that is used to commu ...
Information technology education, object-oriented programming, software engineering, design techniques, algorithm complexity
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Damian Bebell, Joseph Pedulla
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Although increasing students’ technology access may be associated with increased student achievement, there is little research directly investigating objective measures of student achievement. This study addresses the short-term and lon ...
tablet computers, iPads, early education, Kindergarten, student achievement, randomized control trial, early literacy, 1:1 computing
191 - 215
Christina M Smith
The use of blended learning is well suited for classes that involve a high level of experiential inquiry such as internship courses. These courses allow students to combine applied, face-to-face fieldwork activities with a reflective academic component delivered online. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to describe the pedagogical design and implementation of a pilot blended learning for ...
blended learning, internship, Communication, assessment, community
217 - 235
John English, Tammy English
In this paper we discuss the use of automated assessment in a variety of computer science courses that have been taught at Israel Academic College by the authors. The course assignments were assessed entirely automatically using Checkpoint, a web-based automated assessment framework. The assignments all used free-text questions (where the students type in their own answers). Students were allowed ...
automated assessment, self-paced learning, ‘little and often’ assessment, feedback, multiple attempts, plagiarism, survey analysis
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Sarah A Dysart, Carl Weckerle
While many institutions provide centralized technology support for faculty, there is a lack of centralized professional development opportunities that focus on simultaneously developing instructors’ technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) in higher education. Additionally, there are few professional development opportunities for faculty that continue throughout the practice of te ...
professional development, higher education, technology integration, TPACK
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