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Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 25 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2022
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
96 downloads
Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
Aim/Purpose: The Covid-19 pandemic has created many adverse effects. It overloads the healthcare system, causes deaths, and angers some at anti-covid restrictions. This study examines the feasibility of using technical and technological ideas to overcome these effects. The solution is based on new knowledge about the virus, its nature, formation, and activation in the environment. Background: The ...
Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, transdisciplinarity, systems thinking, systems trans-disciplinary approach
145 downloads
Ajit Kumar, Amrita Priyadarsini
Aim/Purpose: A literature review is often criticized for the absence of coherent construction, synthesis of topics, and well-reasoned analysis. A framework is needed for novice researchers to organize and present information obtained from the literature review. Background: Information and communication technologies advancement have yielded overwhelming information. The massive availability of inf ...
LATCH, Five Hat Rack, information organization, LACTiC
118 downloads
Juergen Stegmair, Victor R. Prybutok
Aim/Purpose: Cyberbullying (CB) is an ongoing phenomenon that affects youth in negative ways. Using online news articles to provide information to schools can help with the development of comprehensive cyberbullying prevention campaigns, and in restoring faith in news reporting. The inclusion of online news also allows for increased awareness of cybersafety issues for youth. Background: CB is an ...
cyberbullying, educational leadership, text analytics
65 downloads
Gurakuç Kuçi
Aim/Purpose: The integration of knowledge through the transdisciplinary method with the three concepts civilization, ideology, and geopolitics (CIG) enables the analysis of international relations in a new perspective and the informing strategists of countries, organizations, analysts, clients, etc. These three concepts express the transdisciplinarity that offers a new theoretical explanation and ...
civilization, ideology, geopolitics, security zones, Cold War
59 downloads
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 h ...
complex thinking, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, facilitation, emergent group processes
48 downloads
Shivika Dutt, Vivek Arya
Aim/Purpose: This paper aimed to explore the impact of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burn-out among the general population during the pandemic. Background: The paper has attempted to explore compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burn-out among the population at large, especially during the pandemic. This area has not been explored as yet. Methodology: A simple rando ...
compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burn-out, general population, pandemic (COVID-19)
65 downloads
MIAO QIN
Aim/Purpose: This paper examines the impact of the transformational, servant, and paternalistic leadership styles on employee performance at the middle and senior levels. Background: Transdisciplinary research promotes the integration and development of various sciences. It provides more choices for leaders to adopt ways and practical activities to promote enterprise development. Complexity lead ...
leadership, transformational, servant, paternalistic, employee performance, trickle-down effect
37 downloads
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
32 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 21, 2022
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice, table of contents
71 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 21, 2022
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
86 downloads
Karen D Cuervo-Cely, Felipe Restrepo-Calle, Jhon J Ramírez-Echeverry
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of computer-assisted gamification on the learning motivation of computer programming students. Background: The teaching-learning of computer programming involves challenges that imply using learning environments in which the student is actively involved. Gamification is an innovative approach that allows the creation of environmen ...
gamification, computer programming, computer-assisted gamified environments, learning motivation
265 downloads
Alanah Mitchell, Amy Grace Vaughan
Aim/Purpose: The complexity of today’s organizational databases highlights the importance of hard technical skills as well as soft skills including teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. Therefore, when teaching students about databases it follows that using a team approach would be useful. Background: Team-based learning (TBL) has been developed and tested as an instructional strategy th ...
team-based learning, collaborative learning, database technology, database management, information technology education
167 downloads
Nouf Alsuwaida
Aim/Purpose: This study designed and evaluated the impact of using a blended course and Web 2.0 tools into the “Design Fundamentals and Elements” course of a fine arts bachelor’s program at a Saudi Arabian university. The study also examined how students used Web 2.0 tools to improve their learning in the design of a blended (hybrid) course following the Quality Matters TM Higher Education Rubric ...
blended course, Web 2.0, fine art
133 downloads
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 increase 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 mi ...
Agile, Scrum, software development, programming, Student Ownership of Learning, active learning, iterative development, information technology, software engineering
28 downloads
Katerina Tzafilkou, Maria Perifanou, Anastasios A Economides
Aim/Purpose: The study examines the teachers’ perceptions towards a set of socio-emotional characteristics of distance education (DE) in primary and secondary schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The examined characteristics include perceived joy, stress, effort/fatigue, isolation, inclusiveness, and collaboration/interaction. Background: The transition to emergency distance education had a larg ...
emergency distance education, socio-emotional characteristics of distance education, teachers’ emotions towards distance teaching, teachers’ attitude towards distance education
126 downloads
Yessine Hadj Kacem, Safa Alshehri, Tala Qaid
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a machine learning approach for analyzing Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs). The aim of this study is to find a model that can check whether a CLO is well written or not. Background: The use of machine learning algorithms has been, since many years, a prominent solution to predict learner performance in Outcome Based Education. However, the CLOs definition is still ...
course learning outcomes, paraphrasing, machine learning, classification, out-come based education
10 downloads
Sock H Chung, Badie N Farah, Hung-Lian Tang
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to propose a curriculum development model for the integration of technology, organization, and environment (TOE) framework into enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems education. The study investigated the relationships between the three factors of the TOE framework and student learning outcomes from their ERP systems study. Background: As the demand f ...
ERP systems education, technology factor, organization factor, environ-ment factor, student learning outcomes
82 downloads
Merav Hayak, Orit Avidov Ungar
Aim/Purpose: The goal of the study was to examine the perceptions of senior academic staff who also serve as policymakers in Israeli colleges of education, regarding the integration of technology in teacher education, and the shift to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. There is little research on this issue and consequently, the aim of the present study is to fill this lacuna. Backgrou ...
Covid-19 pandemic, senior academic staff; the new institutional theory, online learning, colleges of education
13 downloads
Kim Phuong Nguyen, Ayd'n Ken Luke, Yutong Cheng, Aditya John, Kwang M Cham
Aim/Purpose: Digital health is increasingly being utilized in clinical practice given its ease of accessibility, but it lacks emphasis from universities and accreditation bodies. This study attempted to better understand the digital capabilities of optometry students. Background: With technological advancements transforming the Australian workforce and healthcare, there is a growing demand for di ...
optometric education, digital literacies, digital health, digital skills and competencies
107 downloads
Guangming Cao, Nessrin Shaya, Chris Enyinda, Rawan Abukhait, Eman Naboush
Aim/Purpose: This study, drawing on and extending research on the adoption of information technologies (IT), develops a research model to investigate: (1) the key relative factors that affect the adoption of e-learning versus using IT in traditional classrooms; and (2) students’ relative attitudes and relative intentions to use e-learning systems. Background: Since the advent of the COVID-19 pand ...
e-learning, relative attitudes, relative intention to use, unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), IT adoption, antecedents
141 downloads
Marco Zappatore
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to adopt more systematically the collaborative learning dimension in the technical translation teaching at Master Degree level. In order to do so, a computer-supported skills lab approach is targeted. This approach is aimed at enhancing traditional courses on Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) so that student competences and soft skills are enhanced. Backgro ...
collaborative online learning, team-based learning, computer-assisted translation, higher education, skills lab, simulation-based education
45 downloads
Henki Bayu Seta, Theresiawati - -, Sarika Afrizal, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto
Aim/Purpose: This identifies the factors that influence the application of mobile learning in order to improve the student learning process at universities in Indonesia based on the student’s perspective regarding factors that affect mobile learning, which is still rarely done in the Indonesian context. Background: The pandemic has had an impact on education in Indonesia so teaching and learning ...
mobile learning, Indonesian higher education, student perspectives, Indonesia
135 downloads
Patience Kelebogile Mudau, Piera Biccard, Micheal M van Wyk, Christy J Kotze, Victor R Nkuna
Aim/Purpose: This article aimed to explore student perceptions and experiences of migrating to a fully online mode during COVID-19. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic changed the mode of delivery from face-to-face or blended learning to fully distance learning. The introduction of the Disaster Management Act (2020) in South Africa forced all institutions of learning to close their doors and move t ...
student teachers, distance learning; online learning survey design, exploratory factor analysis
63 downloads
Emmanuel Fokides, Despoina-Melina Kapetangiorgi
Aim/Purpose: The goal of the study was to investigate whether the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the educational process also affected the views, attitudes, and intentions of educators regarding the use of computers and their applications both for professional and personal purposes. Background: A model was developed and tested that included the factors present in the Technology Acceptance M ...
computers, educators, lockdown, pandemic, Technology Acceptance Model
44 downloads
Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan, Muhmmad Nofal, Huma Akram, Nour Awni Albelbisi, Manaf Al-Okaily
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to investigate the factors that influence online students’ continued usage intention toward e-learning systems by presenting an extended model that is based on the Delone and McLean (2003) IS success model (D&M ISS model). Background: The use of e-learning systems in this era has become a vital element of delivering higher education. Learning via e-learning systems h ...
success factors, e-learning, Moodle, information quality, continuous usage, self-direct learning, IS success model
69 downloads
Areej ElSayary, Laila Mohebi, Lawrence Meda
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the impact of the relationship between social/emotional, cognitive, and behavioral engagements on developing preservice teachers’ digital competencies. The social/emotional engagement can be illustrated with actions associated with learning, such as excitement, interest, and motivation. Cognitive engagement is the active process of learning and is the most esse ...
social/emotional engagement, cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, digital competency
38 downloads
Van Ky Long Nguyen, Thi My Hanh Le, Thi Ngoc Mai Duong, Tien Son Nguyen, Thi Thu Hien Le, Thi Thanh Huong Nguyen
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the factors that have significant influences on students’ adoption of e-learning systems and to what extent these factors affect them. Background: E-learning has become an essential tool and makes it an inevitable option for education in the future. E-learning has received considerable attention in recent times as a global spread of the COVID-1 ...
education, e-learning, private university, technology acceptance, C-TAM-TPB
75 downloads
Talha Abdullah Sharadgah, Rami Abdulatif Sa'di
Aim/Purpose: This study carried out a systematic review of the literature on artificial intelligence (AI) in English language teaching (ELT). The objective was to delineate the current research progress in the field and to further understand the challenges. Background: The study analyzed articles published between 2015 and 2021. Methodology: The qualitative research method was employed. Five ste ...
artificial intelligence, AI challenges, English language teaching, systematic literature review, analysis of AI-based articles
38 downloads
Ping Ning, Dorothy DeWitt, Leng Hai Chin, Nordilah Alias
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this research was to examine the potential outcomes of applying the outdoor transdisciplinary language instruction paradigm to primary school students’ cognitive and emotional improvement with smart boards as an assessment tool. Background: Traditional approaches to teaching English in primary schools do not give particular consideration to outdoor transdisciplinary le ...
smart board, place-based pedagogy, transdisciplinary language instruction, learning performance, positive emotions
9 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 19, 2022
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
23 downloads
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
30 downloads
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
21 downloads
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)
10 downloads
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
19 downloads
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. Background Because of the COVID pandemic, learning in schools was conducted online, therefore preservice teachers’ practicum also took place online, as did the tutoring process. Methodology ...
clinical training, field experiences, preservice teacher, online teaching practices, COVID-19, practical experience, e-readiness, digital learning literacies, 21st century
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Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
Aim/Purpose This paper focuses on systematizing and rethinking the conformity of modern transdisciplinarity with its prime cause and initial ideas. Background 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 order ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems approach, systems transdisciplinary approach, higher education
16 downloads
Geraldine Torrisi-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
20 downloads
Steven Sherman, Benjamin Larson, Jeffrey A Bohler, E Fran Smith
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of gaps in students’ knowledge at the time they enter a comprehensive Information Systems cap-stone 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 r ...
knowledge gaps, pandemic, Teach Back, capstone, soft skills, interpersonal skills, curriculum, engagement, tutorials
9 downloads
Michael Jones
Table of Contents for Volume 17, 2022, of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies
IJDS, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, PhD, doctoral studies
145 downloads
Geoffrey Z. Liu
Table of Contents for Volume 17, 2022, of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
IJIKM, contents, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
52 downloads
Danielle Hradsky, Ali Soyoof, Shaoru Zeng, Elham M Foomani, Ngo Cong-Lem, Jacky-Lou Maestre, Lynette Pretorius
Aim/Purpose: It is increasingly recognized that doctoral education programs should better support doctoral students. In particular, it has been noted that students experience significant isolation during their PhD, which negatively affects their educational experiences and their personal wellbeing. Doctoral writing groups are collaborative learning communities that have in recent years received in ...
doctoral education, writing groups, pastoral care, belonging, academic identity, autoethnography, collaborative autoethnography
253 downloads
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138 downloads
Loni Crumb
Aim/Purpose: Latina doctoral students’ educational experiences are often mediated by their social class status, race, and gender. Latinas have sustained an increasing presence in doctoral programs at various colleges and universities across the United States; yet, they are continually underrepresented in doctoral programs at predominantly White institutions. The author identifies evidence-supporte ...
Latinas, doctoral education, persistence, social class, Latcrit, Multiracial Feminist Theory, equity, economic disadvantage
110 downloads
Niharika Prasanna Kumar
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the availability and pricing of perishable farm produce before and during the lockdown restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. This paper also proposes machine learning and deep learning models to help the farmers decide on an appropriate market to sell their farm produce and get a fair price for their product. Background: Developing countries like India hav ...
Machine Learning, Classification, Logistic Regression, K-Nearest Neighbors, Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting, Deep Learning, Artificial Neural Network, Deep Neural Network, Covid-19, Agriculture
104 downloads
Luis P. Prieto, Paula Odriozola-González, María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana, Yannis Dimitriadis, Tobias Ley
Aim/Purpose: This paper explores an intervention approach (in the form of workshops) focusing on doctoral progress, to address the problems of low emotional well-being experienced by many doctoral candidates. Background: Doctoral education suffers from two severe overlapping problems: high dropout rates and widespread low emotional well-being (e.g., depression or anxiety symptoms). Yet, there are ...
doctoral education, emotional well-being, doctoral attrition, progress, design-based research, preventive intervention
197 downloads
Aden-Paul Flotman, Antoni Barnard
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the value of metaphors as part of a reflexive practice in the context of the evolving frame of reference journey of PhD students in a consulting psychology programme. Background: This study reports on the journey of how the personal frames of reference of PhD students in consulting psychology had evolved at a large open-distance and e-learning uni ...
consulting psychology, hermeneutics, metaphors, potential space, reflexivity
83 downloads
Chin Wei Chong, Yee Yen Yuen
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the influences of KM-centred strategies on innovation capability among Malaysian R&D firms. It also deepens understanding of the pathways and conditions to improve the innovation capability by assessing the mediating role of both KM practices, i.e., knowledge exploration practices, and knowledge exploitation practices. Background: Knowledge is the ...
KM-centred strategies, knowledge exploration, knowledge exploitation, innovation
90 downloads
Lusi Li, Liuliu Fu, Wenlu Zhang
Aim/Purpose: In this study, we aim to investigate the impact of an important characteristic of textual reviews – the diversity of the review content on review helpfulness. Background: Consumer-generated reviews are an essential format of online Word-of-Month that help customers reduce uncertainty and information asymmetry. However, not all reviews are equally helpful as reflected by the varying n ...
review helpfulness, text diversity, latent dirichlet allocation, online consumer reviews
86 downloads
Shihua Chen Brazill
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to use narrative inquiry to discover and understand how Chinese students leverage their strengths and multiple identities in socializing to American higher education and their profession. Chinese students engage with American academic culture while embracing their multiple identities. I will explore the cultural strengths they use to socialize and develop ...
doctoral socialization, Chinese international doctoral students, cross-cultural socialization, narrative inquiry, multiple identities, strength-based perspective
307 downloads
Isaac Asampana, Albert Akanlisikum Akanferi, Akwetey Henry Matey, Hannah Ayaba Tanye
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to analyze how artisans in Ghana are incorporating mobile commerce into their everyday business and how perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norms, age, gender, expertise, and educational level affected the adoption and usage of m-commerce. Background: This study integrates well-established theoretical models to create a new conceptual model that e ...
mobile commerce, attitude, artisans, behavioral intention, adoption, actual use
61 downloads
Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Alduais, Abdulghani Muthanna, Fabian William Nyenyembe, Jim Chatambalala, Markos Tezera Taye, Md Shahabul Haque, Mjege Kinyota, Patrick Severine Kavenuke
Aim/Purpose: Our study explores the perspectives of international doctoral graduates on ‎‎(national) dissertation assessment in China.‎ Background: In the absence of national standards or in the presence of impractical ones ‎for assessing doctoral dissertations, these factors have inevitably led to what ‎‎Granovsky et al. (1992, p. 375) called “up to standard rejected” and “below ‎standard accept ...
China, doctoral dissertation, doctoral graduates, experiences, external review, national assessment
109 downloads
Saad Alaklabi, Kyeong Kang
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the factors driving individuals’ behavioral intention to use cryptocurrency in Saudi Arabia using the extended TRA model. Background: Despite the great potential of cryptocurrencies and the exponential growth of cryptocurrency use throughout the world, scholarly research on this topic remained scarce. Whereas prior studies are mostly done in deve ...
cryptocurrency, TRA model, behavioral intention to use cryptocurrency, Saudi Arabia
53 downloads
David C Coker
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the research was to examine the function and application of delimitations—what the researcher includes and excludes in a study—in the dissertation process. The aim was to map the delimitations process to improve research, rigor and relevance of findings, and doctoral completion rates using a formalized and standardized approach applied flexibly. Background: All researc ...
delimitations, dissertation, education research, thematic analysis, doctoral education
112 downloads
Nkosikhona T Msweli, Hossana Twinomurinzi, Mymoena Ismail (was Sharif)
Aim/Purpose: Systematic literature reviews seek to locate all studies that contain material of relevance to a research question and to synthesize the relevant outcomes of those studies. The primary aim of this paper was to synthesize both research and practice reports on micro-credentials (MCRs). Background: There has been an increase in reports and research on the plausibility of MCRs to support ...
micro-credentials, digital badges, online learning, credentials, education 4.0, COVID-19
47 downloads
Alice Shu-Ju Lee, William J Donohue, Shelah Simpson, Kathleen Vacek
Aim/Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown required doctoral writers to demonstrate resiliency to continue their culminating projects. This study examines the socioecological factors that fostered that resiliency. Background: Resiliency is a key factor in determining whether doctoral writers continue with their culminating projects. Thus far, studies on doctoral student experience ...
doctoral writing, resilience, COVID-19 pandemic, writing ecology/ies
70 downloads
Marinette Bahtilla
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to explore the challenges faced by international doctoral students in Chinese universities and find out what international doctoral students perceive to be effective supervision. Background: As higher education internationalization is proliferating, there is a need for adjustment in every educational system. Despite the rise in the internationalization of higher educ ...
international doctoral supervision, improving research supervision, internationalization of higher education research supervisors, research challenges, international education
45 downloads
Raphael W Jankeeparsad, Devi Datt Tewari
Aim/Purpose: This paper identified and explored the factors influencing Bitcoin adoption and use in South Africa. Background: Since its introduction in 2008, the value and popularity of Bitcoin has risen exponentially. Captivating the eyes of the world, from regulators to economists, Bitcoin promises to revolutionize the digital currency space. Despite being over 10 years old, the concept of cryp ...
Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, South Africa
77 downloads
Xingya Xu, Margret Hjalmarson
Aim/Purpose: Doctoral students’ experiences in PhD programs could be a journey of identity evolution. Existing research on doctoral students’ identities has typically been conducted by faculties. As the main character in the identity evolution process, it is critical to understand doctoral students’ interpretation of their own identities and identity development in PhD programs. The purpose of thi ...
doctoral students, identity, identity development, self-study, first-person perspective
67 downloads
Sunayana Kumar, Anam Aslam, Aamir Aslam
Aim/Purpose: The present study examines the effect of perceived organisational and co-worker support on the adjustment of repatriates and its impact on their intention to transfer knowledge in multinational companies (MNCs). It also examines the relationship between perceived organisational support, co-worker support, and knowledge transfer through the mediating role of repatriate adjustment. Bac ...
repatriates, repatriate adjustment, co-worker support, organisational support, repatriate knowledge transfer, structural equation modelling
36 downloads
Farzad Rostami, mohammad hosseein Yousefi
Aim/Purpose: The present qualitative study examined the perceptions of Iranian Ph.D. candidates toward the responsibilities and activities that supervisors should take during the dissertation writing. Background: Writing the dissertation is the main concern for Ph.D. candidates. In the view of doctorate students, supervisors are the main contributors to establishing a well-prepared dissertation. ...
Ph.D. program, Ph.D. candidate, supervisor, supervision, mentorship
40 downloads
Zeti Suzila Mat Jusoh, Nasruddin Hassan, Mazlan Hassan, Haslinda Hashim
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to analyze the effect of human resource management on humanitarian operations performance, using humanitarian organizations in Malaysia as a case. Background: Humanitarian organizations need to develop and continue effective on-the-job human resource management, such as training and development and managing employee performance to enhance the performance of their h ...
PLS-SEM, humanitarian operations performance, human resource management, humanitarian organizations
27 downloads
John Anthony Fulton, Lynne Hall, Derek Watson, Gillian Hagan-Green
Aim/Purpose: This paper explores how professional doctorate candidates responded to the restrictions and changed context of COVID-19. Using connectivism as a theoretical framework, it explores the ways in which their patterns of study were recalibrated in light of the restrictions caused by the pandemic. Specifically, this study aims to: explore the experience of the professional doctorate student ...
professional doctorate, ICTs, digital, COVID-19, higher education
12 downloads
Heba Alhajjaj, Alaeddin Mohammad Khalaf Ahmad
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to explore the impact of environmental drivers and trust on consumers’ adoption of Fintech services in the Jordanian context. It had also evaluated the mediating role of trust on the relation between environmental drivers and consumers adoption of Fintech services. Background: The reviewed studies on Fintech adoption demonstrated a lack of focus on the role of extern ...
environmental drivers, Fintech, adoption, Jordan, COVID-19
56 downloads
Vijay Kumar, Amrita Kaur, Sharon Sharmini, Mohammad Noman
Aim/Purpose: The study examines the perspectives of convenors, examiners, supervisors, and candidates to gather their views on the presence of the supervisor in oral examinations (doctoral viva) and to reassess the role of the mainly silent supervisor in the doctoral viva. Background: Supervisors are central to candidates’ doctoral journey, and their roles have been well documented. However, supe ...
doctoral viva, higher education, assessment, supervisors’ voice, PhD
35 downloads
Khim Raj Subedi, Shyaam Sharma, Krishna Bista
Aim/Purpose: This study explores how online writing groups facilitate the academic identity development of doctoral scholars. Background: Academic institutions around the world, and especially in developing societies, are demanding increasing amounts of research and publications from their doctoral scholars. The current study used an online writing group to facilitate writing skills development, ...
academic identity, doctoral scholars, communities of practice, online writing group, narrative inquiry
85 downloads
Albert Akanlisikum Akanferi, Isaac Asampana, Akwetey Henry Matey, Hannah Ayaba Tanye
Aim/Purpose: Mobile commerce adoption is low in developing countries; hence, public servants may not consider mobile commerce and mobile payments. Understanding the factors that influence mobile commerce and mobile payments in their context will aid in promoting those services. Background: The study investigates the factors that influence public servants’ mobile commerce and mobile payments in Gh ...
mobile commerce, Ghanaian public servants, trust, behavioural intention, adoption
14 downloads
Ashraf Ahmed Fadelelmoula
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to examine the roles of key traits of m-university services and their users in promoting two crucial post-adoption outcomes of these services; namely, continuance usage intention and perceived value. Background: M-university (i.e., a university providing services via mobile technologies) has gained a great interest in the higher education sector as a driver of new bus ...
m-university, faculty-oriented m-university services, m-university service trait, user trait, continuance usage intention, perceived value
12 downloads
Dmaithan Abdelkarim Almajali
Aim/Purpose: This study identifies the elements that influence intentions to purchase from the most popular Arabic online classifieds platform, OpenSooq.com. Background: Online purchasing has become popular among consumers in the past two decades, with perceived risk and trust playing key roles in consumers’ intention to purchase online. Methodology: A questionnaire survey was conducted of Inter ...
online purchasing, trust, transaction security, perceived risk, privacy concern
19 downloads
Zaenal Akbar, Dadan Ridwan Saleh, Yulia Aris Kartika, Widya Fatriasari, Adila A Krisnadhi, Deded Sarip Nawawi
Aim/Purpose: Although the significance of data provenance has been recognized in a variety of sectors, there is currently no standardized technique or approach for gathering data provenance. The present automated technique mostly employs workflow-based strategies. Unfortunately, the majority of current information systems do not embrace the strategy, particularly biodiversity information systems i ...
temporal data provenance, biodiversity, ontology, rule-based reasoning
18 downloads
Table of Contents: Proceedings of the 2022 InSITE Conference (Documents are in the process of being uploaded)
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
31 downloads
Gaetano R Lotrecchiano, Marie K Norman
Aim/Purpose 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
7 downloads
Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
Aim/Purpose This paper focuses on systematizing and rethinking the conformity of modern transdisciplinarity with its prime cause and initial ideas. Background 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
5 downloads
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
3 downloads
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
7 downloads
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.
3 downloads
Meryl Pearce Churchill, Daniel Lindsay, Diana H Mendez, Melissa Crowe, Nicholas Emtage, Rhondda Jones
Aim/Purpose 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. Background 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
7 downloads
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
32 downloads
Aireen Grace Andal, Shuang Wu
Aim/Purpose 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). Background 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
5 downloads
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
14 downloads
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
35 downloads
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
6 downloads
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)
2 downloads
Reza Ghanbarzadeh, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi
Aim/Purpose: 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. Background: Three-Dimensional Virtual Worlds (3DVW) are of consid ...
three-dimensional virtual world, user acceptance, Second Life, higher education, eLearning
12 downloads
Zainab M AlQenaei, Omar Khalil, Abrar Y Aldekheel
Aim/Purpose 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. Background 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
6 downloads
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
3 downloads
Steven Sherman, Benjamin Larson, Jeffrey A Bohler, E Fran Smith
Aim/Purpose 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
3 downloads
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
6 downloads
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
4 downloads
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
3 downloads
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. Background Because of the COVID pandemic, learning in schools was conducted online, therefore preservice teachers’ practicum also took place online, as did the tutoring process. Methodology ...
clinical training, field experiences, preservice teacher, online teaching practices, COVID-19, practical experience, e-readiness, digital learning literacies, 21st century
5 downloads
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
5 downloads
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
3 downloads
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
4 downloads
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
5 downloads
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
6 downloads
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
29 downloads
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
5 downloads
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
6 downloads
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
2 downloads
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
11 downloads
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
3 downloads
Catalina Huilcapi-Collantes, Azucena Hernández Martín, Juan Pablo Hernández-Ramos
Aim/Purpose 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. Background Visual literacy is essential ...
visual literacy, teacher training, blended learning, in-service teachers
6 downloads
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)
15 downloads
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
6 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 24 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2021
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
345 downloads
Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
Aim/Purpose: The article is designed to contradict the existing opinion that “transdisciplinarity is a marginal direction of contemporary science.” Background: 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 order to ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems approach, systems transdisciplinary approach, higher education
155 downloads
Rimvydas Skyrius, Mindaugas Krutinis, Svetlana Nemitko, Justina Valentukevičė, Norbert Andžej Gulbinovič, Marija Sanosianaitė
Aim/Purpose. This paper, although conceived earlier than the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, addresses the problem of informing agility as part of organizational agility that has become a rather important issue for business survival. Background. While the general issues of business informing, and business intelligence (BI) in particular, have been widely researched, the dynamics of informing, t ...
organizational agility, business intelligence agility
113 downloads
Eli Cohen
The purpose of this paper is to provide a model to help explain why ideas about reality differ. Misinformation is an important topic that in the past several years has gained prominence. The author developed a model of informing.
created realities, misinformation, disinformation, fake news, beliefs, informing
77 downloads
Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: Labeling a journal as “predatory” can do great damage to the journal and the individuals that have contributed to it. This paper considers whether the predatory classification has outlived its usefulness and what might replace it. Background: With the advent of open access publishing, the term “predatory” has increasingly been used to identify academic journals, conferences, and pu ...
predatory journals, peer review, replication, complexity, scientific research
78 downloads
Susan E Morgan, Soyeon Ahn, Alexandra Mosser, Tyler R Harrison, Jue Wang, Qian Huang, Ashley Ryan, Bingjing Mao, John L Bixby
Aim/Purpose: There is ample evidence that team processes matter more than the characteristics of individual team members; unfortunately, very few empirical studies have examined communication process variables closely or tied them to team outcomes. Background: The University of Miami Laboratory for Integrated Knowledge (U-LINK) is a pilot funding mechanism that was developed and implemented based ...
communication, science of team science, team processes, shared leadership, shared communication, team outcomes
109 downloads
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 teammates easier and more affordable than ever. What motivates people to use a particular CMC technology during business planning ...
computer-mediated communication, business planning, instant messaging, information product quality, information quality
56 downloads
Cong Xu
Aim/Purpose: This article takes ‘tourism decision-making behavior’ as an entry point, and deeply analyzes the factors influencing the travel decision-making of Chinese ‘American Travel’ tourists and their degree of influence, so as to provide a reference for the development of Chinese outbound tourism. Background: With the development of China’s economy and the improvement in people’s level, the ...
tourism decision; influencing factors; structural equation
43 downloads
Gaetano R Lotrecchiano, Marie K Norman
Aim/Purpose: 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 sci-ence
32 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 20, 2021
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice, table of contents
121 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 20, 2021
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
290 downloads
Benjamin Larson, Jeffrey A Bohler, Anand Krishnamoorthy
Aim/Purpose: Business analytics is a cross-functional field that is important to implement for a college and has emerged as a critically important core component of the business curriculum. It is a difficult task due to scheduling concerns and limits to faculty and student resources. This paper describes the process of creating a central video repository to serve as a platform for just in time tea ...
information systems, data analytics, expanding analytical instruction needs, videos, curriculum implementation, scaffolding, reusable learning objects, just-in-time-teaching, business curriculum, zone of proximal development
248 downloads
Mansour Saleh Alabdulaziz, Ali Alhammadi
Aim/Purpose: This research aimed to measure the effectiveness of using thinking maps through the Edmodo network to develop achievement and mathematical connections skills among middle school students. Background: One of the most important and major problems in education is reduced levels of academic achievement among students generally and in mathematics specifically. This is having a negative im ...
thinking maps, Edmodo network, academic achievement, mathematical connections skills
520 downloads
U. Yeliz Eseryel, Dan Jiang, Deniz Eseryel
Aim/Purpose: This paper investigates the influence of university student multitasking on their learning success, defined as students’ learning satisfaction and performance. Background: Most research on student multitasking finds student multitasking problematic. However, this research is generally from 2010. Yet, today’s students are known to be digital natives and they have a different, more pos ...
Multitasking, undergraduate students, learning success, learning performance, learning satisfaction, quasi-experiment
196 downloads
Stefan Cronholm
Aim/Purpose: Due to the rapid development of digital technology, create knowledge to support the development of education for lifelong learning. Background: There is a lack of normative and prescriptive support that can guide the development of education concerning lifelong learning. Methodology: Design science research, interviews, grounded theory and root-cause analysis. Contribution: Contri ...
lifelong learning, design principles, development of study programs, academy-industry collaboration
381 downloads
Martina Holenko Dlab, Sanja Candrlic, Mile Pavlic
Aim/Purpose: During the education of future engineers and experts in the field of computer science and information communication technology, the achievement of learning outcomes related to different levels of cognitive ability and knowledge dimensions can be a challenge. Background: Teachers need to design an appropriate set of activities for students and combine theory-based knowledge acquisiti ...
assessment, collaborative learning, course design, digital tools, process modeling
127 downloads
John R. Drake, Ravi Paul
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop and evaluate a debiasing-based approach to assessing the learning materials in problem-based learning (PBL) environments. Background: Research in cognitive debiasing suggests nine debiasing strategies improve decision-making. Given the large number of decisions made in semester-long, problem-based learning projects, multiple tools and techniq ...
cognitive biases, problem-based learning, e-commerce, debiasing, PDSA, continuous improvement
86 downloads
Wan Yee Winsy Lai, Chao Yang, Samuel Kai Wah Chu
Aim/Purpose: This study serves a constructive purpose on the effective use of social media as a technical tool in formal learning at higher education. It outlines practical suggestions for institutions to leverage the participatory design method and refine social media pedagogies. Background: Social media gains widespread usage from the majority of university students worldwide. Educators examine ...
social media, higher education, pedagogy design, participatory-design approach
238 downloads
Irene Govender
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to understand the various ways information systems (IS) students experience introductory programming to inform IS educators on effective pedagogical approaches to teaching programming. Background: Many students who choose to major in information systems (IS), enter university with little or no experience of learning programming. Few studies have dealt with students’ ...
information systems, introductory programming, outcome space, phenomenography
98 downloads
Rosario Arroyo González, Eric Fernández-Lancho, Javier de la Hoz-Ruiz
Aim/Purpose: Quality in higher education assumes the challenge of developing in all citizens of the 21st century the cognitive, motivational, and socio-cultural dimensions that provide them with communication competences including the use of information and communication technologies, for the dissemination of sustainable scientific knowledge in different languages. Hence this paper evaluates a did ...
metacognitive writing, argumentative writing self-efficacy, structure of the argumentative essay, L1, L2, web-based writing instruction
235 downloads
Nazire Burçin Hamutoğlu, Emine N Ünveren-Bilgiç, Hurşit Cem Salar, Yusuf L Şahin
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to reveal the effect of the previous Internet-based education (IBE) experiences of the students’ readiness, attitude, and self-control / self-management variables towards the e-learning process, and also to determine their opinions. Background: The institutions have made efforts to ensure the continuity of education through their learning management systems and the n ...
e-learning experience, readiness, attitude, self-control / self-management, mixed-method
286 downloads
Sultan Alshammari
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the factors that may influence the use of virtual classrooms. Background: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected and interrupted several aspects of our lives, including education. Most educational institutes and universities have changed their teaching mode from being face-to-face or fixable learning to ‘emergency remote education’. As a ...
unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, UTAUT, structural equation modelling, virtual classrooms, emergency remote education, online learning, distance education
458 downloads
Sarah Alturki, Nazik Alturki
Aim/Purpose: One of the main objectives of higher education institutions is to provide a high-quality education to their students and reduce dropout rates. This can be achieved by predicting students’ academic achievement early using Educational Data Mining (EDM). This study aims to predict students’ final grades and identify honorary students at an early stage. Background: EDM research has emerg ...
Educational Data Mining (EDM), prediction of academic achievement, higher education
239 downloads
Alex Fegely, Todd S Cherner
Aim/Purpose: This article presents a comprehensive rubric for evaluating educational virtual reality experiences for mobile devices. The aim of this article is to systematically analyze research to address the quality of virtual reality experiences on mobile applications in order to extend the work of Lee and Cherner (2015) and their instructional application rubric. Background: Ratings in propri ...
virtual reality, VR, eduVR, educational apps, mobile learning, mobile apps, rubric
222 downloads
Penny Thompson, Ying Xiu, Jessica Tsotsoros, Michelle A. Robertson
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to explore whether instructors and educators should segment portions of instructional video that can be loaded and executed independently of other portions, and how long the segment portion of instructional video should be to effectively influence students’ learning, perception, and interaction. Background: Instructional videos are widely used in higher education for ...
instructional video, video segmenting, video length, multitasking; mixed methods
210 downloads
João Henrique Berssanette, Antonio Carlos de Francisco
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review that sought to identify the studies that relate the different pedagogical techniques by which active learning is developed in the context of the teaching/learning of computer programming, with the objective to characterize the approaches, the pedagogical techniques used, the application, the contributions, and difficult ...
computer programming, active learning, teaching/learning, teaching methodologies, systematic review
230 downloads
Taha Mansouri, Ahad ZareRavasan, Amir Ashrafi
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to present a brand-new approach for student performance prediction using the Learning Fuzzy Cognitive Map (LFCM) approach. Background: Predicting student academic performance has long been an important research topic in many academic disciplines. Different mathematical models have been employed to predict student performance. Although the available sets of common ...
e-learning, Learning Analytics (LA), Learning Fuzzy Cognitive Map (LFCM), Learning Management System (LMS), Student Engagement, Student Performance
142 downloads
Mariam Alhashmi, Omar Mubin, Rama Bassam Baroud
Aim/Purpose: This study sought to understand the views of both teachers and students on the usage of humanoid robots as teaching assistants in a specifically Arab context. Background: Social robots have in recent times penetrated the educational space. Although prevalent in Asia and some Western regions, the uptake, perception and acceptance of educational robots in the Arab or Emirati region is ...
humanoid robots, focus groups, Emirati school, teaching, assistants, Arab culture
181 downloads
Huma Akram, Sarfraz Aslam, Atif Saleem, Khalida Parveen
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to examine the challenges faculty members face with online teaching practices in public universities in Karachi, Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty members’ pedagogical experiences were examined by following the approach of the technology acceptance model (TAM) framework presented by Davis in 1986 and 1989. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has significan ...
higher education, online teaching, pedagogical practices, online teaching challenges, technology acceptance model (TAM)
1238 downloads
Deema Alajaji, Abeer A Alshwiah
Aim/Purpose: To investigate the application of game elements to a non-gaming context (gamification), specifically on an early childhood teacher-training course. Background: This research proposes a teaching strategy that combines gamification elements via e-quizzing tools with the main principles of a scavenger hunt (SH). The purpose of this blend is to provide learners with an exciting learnin ...
gamification, scavenger hunt, Quizizz, perception, engagement, motivation
151 downloads
Ari V Alamäki, Amir Dirin, Jyrki Suomala, Cheul Rhee
Aim/Purpose: This case study examines students’ affective responses to and relationships with two-dimensional (2D) and 360° videos that were experienced with or without low-cost virtual reality (VR) headsets. Background: The prior research on low-cost VR technology is scant. Schools and universities are not financially able to purchase tens or hundreds of expensive inbuilt VR headsets. Therefore, ...
360° video, VR technologies, higher education, affective user experience
96 downloads
Yassine Safsouf, Khalifa Mansouri, Franck Poirier
Aim/Purpose: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have adopted online education as an alternative to face-to-face courses. This has increased awareness of the importance of analyzing learning data left by students to improve and evaluate the learning process. This article presents a new tool, named TaBAT, created to work with different LMSs in the form of dashboards accessi ...
information visualization, learning analytics, learning analytical dashboard, self-regulated learning, higher education, e-learning, learners’ success
119 downloads
- Hadriana, - Mahdum, - Isjoni, Dedi Futra, Indra Primahardani
Aim/Purpose: The purposes of this research are to analyze online learning management activities conducted by the principals of junior high schools in Indonesia in facing COVID-19 as well as to discuss their perspective and expectations towards online learning activities when facing COVID-19 and after COVID-19 has passed. Background: Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian ...
online learning, management, COVID-19 pandemic, principals
316 downloads
Jason G Wells, Aaron Spence, Sophie McKenzie
Aim/Purpose: This paper focuses on understanding undergraduate computing student-learning behaviour through reviewing their online activity in a university online learning management system (LMS), along with their grade outcome, across three subjects. A specific focus is on the activity of students who failed the computing subjects. Background: Between 2008 and 2020 there has been a multiplicativ ...
learning analytics, higher education, retention, computing, information tech-nology, learning management system
95 downloads
Bridgette S Epps, Tian Luo, Pauline Salim Muljana
Aim/Purpose: The current literature discusses the use and benefits of learner-generated videos (LGVs). However, it rarely addresses any correlation between the types of subjects that are best suited for using these videos or what techniques should accompany the use of LGVs. Background: This systematic review synthesizes current literature to identify patterns and implications that develop from th ...
activity theory, learner-generated content, learner-generated video, social constructivism
144 downloads
Clementin Kortisarom Prijambodo, Anita Lie
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed at exploring students’ online-learning exposures involving their readiness and motivation to learn English using synchronous video conferences, as well as investigating the possible relationship between the readiness and motivation. To fulfill these objectives, three research questions were formed: (1) What is students’ readiness to learn English using synchronous vid ...
students’ readiness, motivation, online learning, synchronous video conferences, Community of Inquiry framework, Indonesia
182 downloads
Mandy Yan Dang, Yulei Gavin Zhang
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to address the research questions on: (1) what factors can significantly influence student learning in remote classes during the COVID-19 pandemic? and (2) what are the gender differences, if any, in this context? To do this, the authors developed a research model from the switching costs (defined as the time and effort students have been put to change from on ...
COVID-19, remote learning, switching costs, information quality, system quality, support service quality
81 downloads
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 ty ...
emergency remote teaching (ERT), teacher-student interaction, self-regulated learning (SRL)
232 downloads
Amira Ali
Aim/Purpose: This study investigated the integration of Google Docs in facilitating undergraduate students’ interactional collaboration in an online translation course. The study also explored the engagement patterns that emerge when students use Google Docs and evaluated their experience of using this platform in collaborative translation. Background: Integration of technology in specialized Eng ...
Google Docs, collaborative translation, engagement, specialized translation
65 downloads
Zainab M AlQenaei, Omar Khalil, Abrar Y Aldekheel
Aim/Purpose: 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. Background: The role of information technology in education is prominent and takes different forms depending on the purpose of information tec ...
information technology (IT), education, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), teaching efficacy (TE), perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived use-fulness (PU), Kuwait
63 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 19, 2022
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
68 downloads
Laura A. McLaughlin, Joanne Ricevuto
Aim/Purpose: This research study explores the challenges, successes, and supports de-sired in implementing virtual learning following a survey of faculty for their experiences and interests. Faculty in higher education need quick, practical tools and strategies to enhance teaching and learning in a virtual classroom. Background The sudden and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had created an urgency to tr ...
virtual teaching and learning, flexibility, mindsets
73 downloads
Christina Ellis, Mae Lane, Tori Hollas, Jaime Coyne
Aim/Purpose: The authors provide different technology applications useful in online instruction in addition to providing effective strategies for use in a virtual environment. Background: Last year, educators were forced to move their instruction online almost overnight. Many were not prepared to teach effectively in a virtual environment. Contribution: This paper serves as a resource to ed ...
online instruction, technology applications, strategies
47 downloads
Shannon Block, Steven Munkeby, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: Board of Directors seek to use their big data as a competitive advantage. Still, scholars note the complexities of corporate governance in practice related to information security risk management (ISRM) effectiveness. Background: While the interest in ISRM and its relationship to organizational success has grown, the scholarly literature is unclear about the effects of Chief Techno ...
big data, CTO leadership styles, information security risk management effectiveness, and digital transformation
57 downloads
Ali Wahid, Steven Munkeby, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks the disease activity using data collected from medical practice's on a weekly basis. Collection of data by CDC from medical practices on a weekly basis leads to a lag time of approximately 2 weeks before any viable action can be planned. The 2-week delay problem was addressed in the study by creating mac ...
CDC, correlation, flu trends, machine learning, regression analysis
41 downloads
Laura A. McLaughlin, James McLaughlin
Aim/Purpose: To build the skills of innovation, we must first establish a framework for the belief system that surrounds effective innovation practice. In building any belief system, sometimes outdated beliefs need to be replaced with better, more carefully researched ideas. One such belief, discovered in our research and elsewhere, is that creativity is innate and that great ideas arise through ...
creativity, ideation, innovation, mindset, professional development, problem solving, training
35 downloads
Tana Feyt, Gwamaka Mwalemba
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore the role of service-learning in Information Systems (IS) education. Background: While the use of modern technologies presents many operational benefits, such as the lowering of the costs, it may also aggravate social-economic is-sues. IS professionals should account for these issues as well as exhibit the skills demanded by modern-day employers. ...
information systems, service-learning, education, reflection, critical thinking, social awareness, teamwork, community
65 downloads
Moshe Leiba, Ruti Gafni
Aim/Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic demanded an immediate and massive adaptation of higher education to distance learning. Teachers had to transform from face-to-face to distance teaching, with insufficient pedagogical and technological knowledge and resources. This study aims to capture higher education faculty experiences in the very early stages of the crisis-prompted transition into synchronous ...
Distance learning, Online learning, COVID-19, e-learning, Faculty, Higher education
69 downloads
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: This study examined learning during the COVID-19 crisis, as perceived by preservice teachers at the time of their academic studies and their student teaching experience. Background: The COVID-19 crisis is unexpected. On one hand, it disrupted learning in all learning frameworks, on the other, it may create a change in learning characteristics even after the end of the crisis. This ...
distance learning, digital environment, social emotional learning – SEL, digital literacy, e-readiness, m-learning, teacher presence, social presence, Zoom fatigue, COVID-19
158 downloads
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood
Aim/Purpose: This brief paper will provide preliminary insight into an institutions effort to help students understand the application of the scientific method as it applies to the business discipline through the creation of a dedicated, required course added to the curriculum of a mid-Atlantic minority-serving institution. In or-der to determine whether the under-consideration course satisfies de ...
first generation college students, transdisciplinary education, scientific method in the business discipline, scientific reasoning in management education, scientific literacy, management education, business education, rubric, student learning outcomes, assessment of student learning, HBCU
34 downloads
Minh Q. Huynh, Eraj Khatiwada
Aim/Purpose: In the midst of COVID-19, classes are transitioned online. Instructors and students scramble for ways to adapt to this change. This paper shares an experience of one instructor in how he has gone through the adaptation. Background: This section provides a contextual background of online teaching. The instructor made use of M-learning to support his online teaching and adopted th ...
COVID-19 transition, online teaching, UTAUT, web app, participant-observer, action research
42 downloads
Geoffrey Z. Liu
Table of Contents for Volume 16, 2021, of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
IJIKM, contents, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
112 downloads
Michael Jones
Table of Contents for Volume 16, 2021, of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies
IJDS, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, PhD, doctoral studies
278 downloads
Irina Baydarova, Heidi E Collins, Ismail Ait Saadi
Aim/Purpose: This paper compares doctoral student and supervisor expectations of their respective roles and responsibilities in doctoral research supervision relationships in Malaysia. It identifies the areas, and the extent to which expectations align or differ. Background: Incongruence of expectations between doctoral students and their supervisor has been cited as a major contributor to slow c ...
doctoral, supervision, expectations, model, Malaysia
374 downloads
Anshul Jain, Tanya Singh, Satyendra Kumar Sharma, Vikas Prajapati
Aim/Purpose: 5G and IoT are two path-breaking technologies, and they are like wall and climbers, where IoT as a climber is growing tremendously, taking the support of 5G as a wall. The main challenge that emerges here is to secure the ecosystem created by the collaboration of 5G and IoT, which consists of a network, users, endpoints, devices, and data. Other than underlying and hereditary security ...
IoT, 5G, network slicing, 5G security, IoT security, IoT ecosystem, intrusion detection system
275 downloads
Katherine Myers-Coffman, Maliha Ibrahim, Karolina Bryl, Janelle S Junkin, Joke Bradt
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to detail the experiential learning processes of an 11-week doctoral-level intermediate mixed methods research (MMR) course in which student-researchers conceptualized and implemented an MMR study to apply theoretical and methodological learning in a practical manner. Our aim is to emphasize the value of an applied MMR course for improved student learning ...
mixed methods research, applied research, experiential learning, career satisfac-tion, doctoral education
350 downloads
Yahel Giat, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose: The first goal is to develop a decision support system for pricing and production amounts for a firm facing high levels of product returns. The second goal is to improve the management of the product returns process. Background: This study was conducted at a food importer and manufacturer in Israel facing a very high rate of product returns, much of which is eventually discarded. The ...
supply chain, pricing model, Israel, food industry, product returns, decision support system, ergonomics
161 downloads
Velisiwe Gasa, Mishack Gumbo
Aim/Purpose: This article reports on quantitative analysis of students’ perceptions on dimensions of augmented face-to-face support. It is built upon the findings from a larger research project that was undertaken to evaluate postgraduate support offered to Ethiopian doctoral students. Background: Student support is critical for the delivery of any quality Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system ...
postgraduate supervision, face-to-face tutorials, open and distance learning
257 downloads
Adlin Ugo-Agharanya, Anthony Igwe, Ejikeme Emmanuel Isichei
Aim/Purpose: The need to explore leaders’ role as a mediating factor between knowledge sharing and firms’ competitiveness was the focus of this paper. Further, gaps related to knowledge sharing influence on firms’ competitiveness from an emerging economy perspective was a major driver of this study. Background: The relevance of knowledge sharing is today crucial for firms that seek to harness int ...
leaders’ behaviour, knowledge sharing, competitiveness, Nigeria manufacturing firms
190 downloads
Angela Matthews
Aim/Purpose: Adapting to the doctoral environment can be a difficult transition. This article emphasizes the importance of academic socialization as a means of integrating into the doctoral culture and persisting during the initial transition to doctoral study. Background: To address the problem of doctoral attrition, I share a personal narrative of problems and persistence during the first year ...
doctoral adaptation, doctoral socialization, transitions, persistence, attrition, autoethnography
283 downloads
Carolina F Abrantes, Óscar Mealha, Diogo Gomes, João Paulo Barraca, Carlos Ferreira
Aim/Purpose: In this work, the authors propose an augmented model for human-centered Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) product design and evaluation, which is supported by previous theoretical work. Background: Although the goal of implementing UC&C in an organization is to promote and mediate group dynamics, increasing overall productivity and collaboration; it does not seem to provi ...
human-computer interaction, organizational communication and collaboration, human-centred design, interpersonal communication, empirical study
79 downloads
Yoon Ha Choi, Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Grant Ermis
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to offer a systematic review of empirical literature examining doctoral students’ identity development as scholars in the education sciences. We frame our analysis through a constructivist sociocultural perspective to organize our findings and discuss implications for multiple actors and components that constitute the system of doctoral education, with doc ...
identity development, identity as scholar, doctoral students, education sciences, cultural-historical activity theory, systematic review
400 downloads
Paul Kariuki, Lizzy O Ofusori, Prabhakar Rontala Subramanniam, Moses Okpeku, Maria L Goyayi
Aim/Purpose: The paper’s objective is to examine the challenges of using the mobile phone to mine location data for effective contact tracing of symptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and asymptomatic individuals and the implications of this technology for public health governance. Background: The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across South Africa, requiring thousand ...
COVID-19, contact tracing, public governance, South Africa
106 downloads
Elan N Purwanto, Ernie T Sule, Imas Soemaryani, Yudi Azis
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to develop a research model derived from relevant literature to guide empirical efforts. Background: Companies struggle to innovate, which is essential for improving their performance, surviving in competition, and growing. A number of studies have discussed company innovation capability, stating that innovation capability is influenced by several variables s ...
knowledge management, cooperation, innovation capability
218 downloads
Amani Khalaf H Alghamdi, Sue L. T. McGregor
Aim/Purpose: Vision 2030 (Saudi Arabia’s national development plan) expects women (50% of all university students) to contribute to a viable economy and ambitious nation, meaning data about their quality of academic life (QAL) during their university experience are timely and significant. They are key players in the nation’s future. Background: This inaugural, exploratory study addresses this und ...
Saudi Arabia, quality of academic life, quality of college life, female graduate students
233 downloads
Fahad Sawaean, Khairul A. M. Ali
Aim/Purpose: This paper aimed to examine the impact of learning orientation on organizational performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) via the mediating role of total quality management (TQM) practices and the moderating role of innovation culture. Background: SMEs’ organizational performance in developing countries, particularly in Kuwait, remains below expectation due to increasing co ...
small and medium enterprises, learning orientation, total quality management practices, innovation culture, organizational performance, resource-based view, Kuwait
96 downloads
Sue Wilson, Jennifer Cutri
Aim/Purpose: This particular study aims to contribute to the recent scholarly inquiry of doctoral student identity work within collegiate, attendee-driven writing networks. The study closely explores the implementation and impact of supportive measures in academia for novice researchers in the form of writing events. This paper draws on two case studies of doctoral students reflecting on the impac ...
academic writing, collegiate writing groups, social network, research training, professional identity
245 downloads
Dr. Sharron Scott, Jennifer M Johnson
Aim/Purpose: This qualitative study investigated the educational experiences of Black male doctoral students that contributed to prolonged “All But Dissertation” (ABD) status. Background: Explorations of the enrollment and persistent patterns among Black/African American students has shed light on the disparate rates of graduate school completion. While previous scholarship has focused on Black ...
All But Dissertation, doctoral candidates, African American Male
244 downloads
Ahmad A. Rabaa'i, Xiaodi Zhu
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the variables which affect the intention to use Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smart wearables (e.g., smartwatches, rings, wristbands) payments. Background: Despite the enormous potential of wearable payments, studies investigating the adoption of this technology are scarce. Methodology: This study extends the Technology Acceptance Model ...
gender, mobile payment, near field communication, smart wearables, wearable payment, Kuwait
117 downloads
Mikaël De Clercq, Mariane Frenay, Assaad Azzi, Olivier Klein, Benoit Galand
Aim/Purpose: The present study aimed at (1) identifying the naturally occurring patterns of motivation among doctoral students and (2) assessing their impact on the doctoral completion process. Background: Grounded in the self-determination theory, the paper investigated needs satisfaction and the doctoral completion process. Methodology: Two complementary methods were used. First, k-mean cluste ...
PhD student, motivation, retention, quantitative research, person-centered approach, supervisor
336 downloads
Liana Roos, Erika Löfström, Marvi Remmik
Aim/Purpose: The study set out to understand the challenges doctoral students experience at different systemic levels of doctoral education through the perspective of ethical principles. Background: Doctoral students experience various challenges on their journey to the degree, and as high dropout rates indicate, these challenges become critical for many students. Several individual and structura ...
doctoral students’ experiences, ethical principles, ethical challenges, doctoral education, systemic perspective
302 downloads
Ghilan Al-Madhagy Taufiq-Hail, Ayed Rheal A. Alanzi, Shafiz A Mohd Yusof, Madallah M Alruwaili
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to propose and empirically validate a model and investigates the factors influencing acceptance and use of Software as a Services cloud computing services (SaaS) from individuals’ perspectives utilizing an integrative model of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) with modifications to suit the objective of the study. Background: Even ...
common method bias, PLS-SEM, SaaS cloud computing, subjective norms, technology acceptance, TPB and TAM integrated model
133 downloads
Genia M. Bettencourt, Rachel E. Friedensen, Megan L Bartlett
Aim/Purpose: Multiple barriers exist within doctoral education in the United States that can undermine the success of students, particularly for students with marginalized identities. While mentorship can provide an important form of support, it must be done in an intentional way that is mindful of issues of equity and power. Background: By applying a power-conscious framework to current practice ...
mentorship, doctoral students, power conscious, doctoral education, United States
266 downloads
Amy J Catalano, Susan T Radin
Aim/Purpose: Doctoral students who are parents are increasingly more common, particularly in female-dominated disciplines, such as education. This study aims to examine the experiences of parents pursuing an education doctorate Background: This study examines the experiences of doctoral students who are parents and their perceptions of support in order to determine how programs and faculty can be ...
doctoral studies, Ed. D, parents, motherhood, academia
247 downloads
Sally Saad Fadhil, Ramlee Ismail, Alhamzah Alnoor
Aim/Purpose: This research investigates the influence of soft skills on graduates’ employability in the technology industry, using the technology industry sector in Malaysia as a case. Background: Organizations are looking for appropriate mechanisms to hire qualified employees with strong soft skills and hard skills. This requires that job candidates possess a set of qualifications and skills whi ...
soft skills, human development, unemployment, industry, employability, human resource
207 downloads
Jennifer MacDonald, Jingzhou Liu, Sylvie Roy, Jody Dennis, Stefan Rothschuh, Marlon Simmons
Aim/Purpose: This paper reflects on participation in an International Doctoral Research Seminar, held in Beijing, China, to consider what it means to locate difference and make meaning in a globalized world in relation to teaching and learning. Background: The impetus for our inquiry stems from our shared experience at the seminar, which brought together 12 graduate students and six faculty membe ...
meaning-making, difference, globalization, praxis, stories, ethics
176 downloads
Kamila Usmanova, Daoping Wang, Eli Sumarliah, Kawthar Mousa, Safiatou S Maiga
Aim/Purpose: The study attempts to analyse the influences of knowledge management capacity on company performance and supply chain practices. It also examines whether supply chain practices significantly and positively impact company performance. Background: Knowledge management capacity is an essential tactical resource that enables the integration and coordination among supply chain stakeholder ...
knowledge management capacity, company performance, supply chain practices, China, halal food industry
56 downloads
Basil Cahusac de Caux
Aim/Purpose: To date, few studies have investigated the impact of global health crises on the academic writing of doctoral candidates. This paper seeks to start a conversation about the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on doctoral candidates’ academic writing output and strategies. Background: This paper employs and analyses data elicited from surveys and interviews involving doctoral cand ...
COVID-19, academic writing, writing output, writing strategies
260 downloads
Maitha Al Ketbi, Khaled Shuaib, Ezedin Barka, Marton Gergely
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to propose a new information security controls framework for blockchain technology, which is currently absent from the National and International Information Security Standards. Background: Blockchain technology is a secure and relatively new technology of distributed digital ledgers, which is based on inter-linked blocks of transactions, providing great bene ...
blockchain technology, standards, security controls, information security, security governance
129 downloads
Getnet Tizazu Fetene, Wondwosen Tamrat
Aim/Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the rate of delay, explanatory causes, and coping strategies of PhD candidates at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia’s premier university, over the last ten years. Background: Delayed graduation is a common theme in doctoral education around the world. It continues to draw the concern of governments, universities, and the candidates themselves, calli ...
PhD studies, doctoral education, PhD study delay, delayed graduation, Addis Ababa university
237 downloads
Anshul Jain, Tanya Singh, Satyendra Kumar Sharma
Aim/Purpose: The primary purpose of this study is to provide a cost-effective and artificial intelligence enabled security solution for IoT enabled healthcare ecosystem. It helps to implement, improve, and add new attributes to healthcare services. The paper aims to develop a method based on an artificial neural network technique to predict suspicious devices based on bandwidth usage. Background: ...
IoT, Network Slicing, Software Defined Network (SDN), IoT Ecosystem, IoT Security, Healthcare, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Neural Network (ANN)
127 downloads
Alex Casteel, Nancy Bridier
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present clear definitions of the population structures essential to research, to provide examples of how these structures are described within research, and to propose a basic structure that novice researchers may use to ensure a clearly and completely defined population of interest and sample from which they will collect data. Background: Novice re ...
population of interest, target population, sampling frame, sample, unit of analysis, unit of observation
468 downloads
Andrew Kelly, Kylie J Stevenson
Aim/Purpose: This paper analyses the textual features of contract cheating websites that offer thesis writing services for doctoral students and considers implications for practice. Background: Contract cheating is an increasing challenge for higher education institutions, governments and societies worldwide. However, relatively little is known about the prevalence of online thesis writing servic ...
contract cheating, academic integrity, doctoral students
199 downloads
Mohamed Emran Hossain, Imran Mahmud, Rozhan M Idrus
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of this study is to identify the factors that influence the continuance intention of use of innovative systems by non-academic employees of a private university and associated academic institutions in Bangladesh. Background: The targeted academic institutions have introduced many new online services aimed at improving students’ access to information and services, inclu ...
continuance intention, technostress, business intelligence, Bangladesh
72 downloads
Christopher M Clark, Kate Olson, Ozge Hacifazlioglu, David L Carlson
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study was to contribute to knowledge about the ways in which incorporating a Community of Practice into doctoral seminar teaching and course management could be a practical and sustainable path to professional development for doctoral faculty aspiring to become stewards of the practice of teaching. Background: This report documents a reflective self-study conducte ...
community of practice, stewards of practice, team teaching, doctoral seminar, reflective self-study, systematic reflection
185 downloads
Shihua C Brazill
Aim/Purpose: This narrative inquiry study uses a strength-based approach to study the cross-cultural socialization journey of Chinese international doctoral students at a U.S. Land Grant university. Historically, we thought of socialization as an institutional or group-defined process, but “journey” taps into a rich narrative tradition about individuals, how they relate to others, and the identiti ...
Chinese international doctoral students, socialization, cultural capital, strength-based perspective, narrative inquiry
586 downloads
Ahmad A. Rabaa'i, Shareef Abu ALmaati, Xiaodi Zhu
Aim/Purpose: This study aims at investigating the factors that influence students’ continuous intention to use Moodle, as an exemplar of learning management systems (LMSs), in the post-adoption phase. Background: Higher education institutions (HEIs) have invested heavily in learning management systems (LMSs), such as Moodle and BlackBoard, as these systems enhance students’ learning and improve t ...
continuance use, expectation confirmation model (ECM), Kuwait, learning management systems (LMS), Moodle
80 downloads
Katey E Park, Annabel Sibalis, Brittany Jamieson
Aim/Purpose: Although the high rates of stress and psychological distress in graduate students has been well-documented, Canadian samples are underrepresented in the extant literature. The present study explores prevalence rates of burnout and psychological distress in a sample of psychology master’s and doctoral students at a university in a large urban Canadian city, as well as factors relating ...
graduate students, mental health, burnout, job demands-resources model, well-being
204 downloads
Anantha Raj A. Arokiasamy, Khanh-Linh Nguyen, Hoa Thi Nhu Nguyen
Aim/Purpose: This paper aimed to examine the impact of knowledge management on firm innovativeness of multinational enterprises (MNEs) via the mediating role of innovative culture in Malaysia. Background: Inadequate management practices and growing competition among MNEs operating in developing nations, notably in Malaysia, have hindered their organizational success. Although several studies have ...
knowledge management, firm innovativeness, innovative culture, MNEs, Malaysia
57 downloads
Jeffrey K Grim, Heeyun Kim, Christina S Morton, Robert M DeMonbrun
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of our study was to gain a better understanding of the socialization factors that contribute to the aspirations of doctoral students of Color to pursue teaching careers. Background: Internationally, there has been a renewed call to diversify the professoriate. While the literature often examines early pathway issues and hiring bias, one efficient solution is to continu ...
graduate education, doctoral socialization, race, sense of belonging, teaching
163 downloads
Fahad Awad Sawaean, Khairul A. M. Ali, Ahmad Awad Alenezi
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the impact of innovation management and learning orientation as the mechanisms playing the role of an intermediate relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and organisational performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kuwait. Background: SMEs are currently among the principal economic instruments in most industrialised and developing ...
small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurial leadership, innovation management, learning orientation, organisational performance, Resource-Based View, Kuwait
102 downloads
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya
Aim/Purpose: Provide methodology suggesting steps to doctoral mentors to work with students in constructing their research problem statement in their dissertation. Background: Writing a doctoral dissertation is a long journey, and it typically starts with writing the research problem statement. Students face challenges in articulating the research problem statement. Clearly articulating the resea ...
research problem statement, research dissertation, problem statement
329 downloads
Juliann S McBrayer, Katherine Fallon, Steven Tolman, Daniel W Calhoun, Emily Ballesteros, Taylor Mathewson
Aim/Purpose: This study examined an educational leadership doctoral preparation program to better understand how students’ self-efficacy evolves from the lens of a scholarly practitioner researcher as they progress through specified checkpoints to degree completion. The aim was to identify what factors contributed to building scholarly practitioner researcher skills and what factors hindered the d ...
self-efficacy, educational leadership, leadership preparation, problem of prac-tice, scholarly practitioner researchers
158 downloads
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 either ...
A/E services, consultant selection, public procurement, design management, team building
15 downloads
Qiubo Huang, Qing Xia, Rukmal Nishantha Weerasinghe
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the mechanism of the front/back-office structure affecting new service development (NSD) performance and examine the role of knowledge transfer in the relationship between front/back-office structure and NSD. Background: The separation of front and back-office has become the prevailing trend of the organizational transformation of modern s ...
new service development, NSD, front and back-office, social capital, knowledge transfer
23 downloads
Panchali Guha, Devyani Pande
Aim/Purpose: This article explores the content of PhD student tweets. It has three main aims: (a) to examine what is discussed regarding the PhD process, (b) to evaluate whether tweets express primarily positive or negative sentiments, and (c) to uncover the key themes discussed in both positive and negative tweets. Background: Recent surveys of PhD students have raised concerns about their well ...
PhD, Twitter, sentiment analysis, mental health, #phdlife, #phdchat
212 downloads
William J Donohue, Alice Shu-Ju Lee, Shelah Simpson, Kathleen Vacek
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to document the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for doctoral students who were proposing, conducting, or writing up their doctoral thesis, dissertation, or other culminating project. Background: For doctoral students, the process of designing, implementing, and writing a culminating project is a key part of the learning experience. These projects typica ...
doctoral education, COVID-19 pandemic, doctoral writing
506 downloads
Mengye Yu, Simon M Smith
Aim/Purpose: Grounded Theory (GT) has grown and developed into several strands making its application all the more problematic, argumentative and remaining potentially as a research methodology to avoid when it comes to doctoral research, early-career research. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to revisit GT as a general approach and present an evolved and more considered step-by-step guide to co ...
grounded theory, doctoral students, early career researchers, methodology
194 downloads
Kylie E Evans, Megan R Holmes, Dana M Prince, Victor Groza
Aim/Purpose: This descriptive study examines indicators of well-being and sources of emotional connection for social work doctoral students at American institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, work-related burnout, emotional connection to others, and changes in child care among parent respondents. This study also explores if particular groups of doctora ...
doctoral students, COVID-19, well-being, emotional connection, burnout
165 downloads
Solveig Cornér, Kirsi Pyhältö, Jouni A Peltonen, Erika Löfström
Aim/Purpose: This study focused on advancing understanding of individual variations in doctoral students’ interest in their doctoral studies and how they related to experiences of burnout and drop-out intentions in Denmark and Finland. Background: Ph.D. students’ experiences of interest, burnout, and dropout intentions among Finnish and Danish Ph.D. students have not been researched before. Resea ...
doctoral education, Ph.D. students, interest profiles, burnout, drop-out intentions, cross-cultural comparison
136 downloads
Rebecca Logue-Conroy, Justin Harty, Joyce Y Lee, Lara Markovitz, Jaimie O'Gara
Aim/Purpose: The overarching purpose of this paper was to examine how a collaborative working group of doctoral students from different institutions evolved into a community of practice and developmental network. Specifically, the aim of this study was to examine this group’s progression from working group to support group, a process that occurred through academic support, social support, professi ...
doctoral students, collaborative autoethnography, social support, communities of practice, developmental networks, higher education
130 downloads
Aireen Grace Andal, Shuang Wu
Aim/Purpose: 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). Background: 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 futur ...
doctoral studies, higher education, COVID-19, collaborative autoethnography, reflection
140 downloads
Carolin Kreber, Cyril Wealer, Heather A Kanuka
Aim/Purpose: The study seeks to establish the potential role that policy and disciplinary contexts of doctoral education play in supervisors’ subjective understandings of PhD supervision. It also intends to show how research into the different ways in which supervision may be understood can help supervisors become more effective in their practice and additionally help institutions design more effe ...
doctoral supervision, intentions, qualitatively different ways of understanding supervision, personal conceptions of supervision
158 downloads
Meryl Pearce Churchill, Daniel Lindsay, Diana H Mendez, Melissa Crowe, Nicholas Emtage, Rhondda Jones
Aim/Purpose: 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. Background: Candidates recognize the value of building a publication track record to improve their career prospects yet are cognizant of the time it takes to publish ...
cohort program, completion, doctorate, research productivity, time-to-degree
134 downloads
Jo Collins
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this article is to make a case of the role of validation in doctoral education. The purpose is to detail findings from three studies which explore PhD students’ experiences and perceptions of belonging in one UK university-ty, in order to hypothesise how validation and self-validation could make a difference in doctoral education, and what practices might support this. Bac ...
validation, self-validation, doctoral identity work, belonging, PhD students, graduate teaching assistants
135 downloads
Walters Doh Nubia, Shan Simmonds
Aim/Purpose: There is a significant amount of research on supervision, assessment, and socio-economic benefits in South Africa. However, there have been relatively few attempts to analyse the research proposal phase, which remains a critical part of doctoral education in South African. Background: As part of the broader transformation agenda in South Africa, universities are under pressure to pro ...
doctoral education, research proposal phase, doctoral students, supervisors, quality
151 downloads
Devasmita Chakraverty
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore reasons that engineering education researchers experience impostor phenomenon. Background: Experiencing impostor phenomenon includes a psychological discomfort experienced by some high-achieving individuals who, by the very virtue of being successful, mistakenly believe that they are fraudulent and faking their success. Impostor phenomenon ha ...
engineering education, engineering education research, STEM education, higher education, impostor phenomenon, impostor syndrome
168 downloads
Inusah Salifu, Joseph Seyram Agbenyega
Aim/Purpose: To utilize Pierre Bourdieu’s (1984, 1986) concepts of capitals, habitus, and field to explore and critically analyze doctoral students’ learning experiences with a new doctoral curriculum introduced by a Ghanaian university. Background: Global competition and labor market reforms have ignited the need for higher education institutions to reimagine their doctoral programs, develop and ...
Bourdieu’s concepts, doctoral studies, doctoral curriculum, Ghanaian university, doctoral students’ learning experiences
97 downloads
Ry Schill, Angela Schill, Noah Schill
Aim/Purpose: The directors of Tech Latinas were happy with what they had created and the impact their company had made in Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala. Now that they had seen their vision come to fruition in ways that were astounding to them. They wanted to take the next steps in growing their business so Tech Latinas mission could spread beyond its current bounds. Before working out the logistics, ...
IT, Women, Latin America
45 downloads
JAMES J FARLEY
Dr. Valeria Garcia, AVP for the Office of Decision Support (ODS), at the University of South Florida (USF), a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team and has been involved in academic and student success continuation planning. Dr. Garcia was on track with scheduled planning for the 2020-21 Academic Year as her team of analysts prepare analyses, dashboards, and other analytical materials for ...
COVID-19, Data Governance, Academia, Data Analysis and Reporting, Student Success
16 downloads
Cindy H Thompson
The national university of Belize was forced to close its door on March 20, 2020, due to the deadly pandemic, COVID-19. Its president, Professor Clement Sankat was faced with the challenging decision of how to meet the goals of the university via an electronic means. He worked several years as an administrator at the University of the West Indies and at the time of the pandemic three years at th ...
COVID-19, Belize, Higher Education, University
64 downloads
ChienChing Lee, Christina Lam
Hotel A served the boutique hotel segment. Rather than focusing on market segments in Singapore’s hotel chain scale system, the management decided to offer guests an affordable luxury experience via excellent personalized service while capitalizing on the rich and authentic cultural heritage that the hotel offered in terms of history and design. Although Hotel A had won the Best Hotel Service awar ...
Authentic hospitality, boutique hotel, affordable luxury, service quality, brand equity, covid
29 downloads
Angie Payne
In early January of 2020, the world became aware of a new coronavirus, now named COVID-19, rapidly spreading throughout Wuhan China. As the events of this deadly virus in China played out on the evening news, conversations started about the impending Chinese New Year. As a tradition, China shuts down all nonessential work for several weeks to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which gives families in ...
COVID-19, Pandemic, Fire Rescue, Global Event
10 downloads
Neeraj Gulati, Erik S Rauch, Alton Doe, John Fields
Brad McIntire, President of Conserv Building Services, sat in his office, wondering if it was time to retire. Once again, Technology, his nemesis, had derailed his organization and brought it to a standstill. Brad was thinking, "I think these I.T. guys are literally going to be the death of me." The issue faced by Brad and Conserv Building Services started with a bug in the mobile device manageme ...
MDM, IT,Disaster Recovery, Industry, Technology,Testing,Business Continuity, Construction
11 downloads
Conor M Dowling, Matthew Mullarkey, Siobhán Clarke
“As a Smart City district evolves, and its success as a business location of choice grows, we need to ensure that mobility challenges are addressed for all communities. Smart technologies are a major factor.” – Ronan Herron Ronan Herron had recently been appointed the Smart Dublin Coordinator with responsibility for Smart Sandyford and was travelling to its launch on the modern Luas light rail sy ...
Smart Dublin, Management, Smart Cities, Mobility, Smart Sandyford, District, Ireland
32 downloads
KRISTIAAN GAINES, Chase Dafnis, Deva Boone, Daniel E Kiger, jeremy Bess
In today's competitive market, companies must rely on technology to scale the business and operate efficiently
Ticketing System, GCI, Global Convergence, Alert, CTS
45 downloads
Chadwick Anast, Melissa Smith, Stacie Varney Varney, Michael M. McClendon II, Russell Nelson
MAVNS, a successful construction company, has been staying ahead of the innovation curve as it relates to construction technology and site development over the past few decades. However, stagnation in the evolution of its employee time keeping processes has created a snowball effect of other issues that are ultimately costing profitability and significant competitive advantage. Determining a way o ...
process improvement, technology, efficiency, software integration, profitability
15 downloads
Jacqueline Skryd
COVID-19 changed so much for higher education. Traditional classrooms were vacant. They remained vacant for months. St. Petersburg College was just one of many institutions that grappled with swift and critical decisions to go online and what the environment would be for coming back. With nearly 47,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff to consider, it was no small feat to accomplish. Budget con ...
COVID-19, employment, college, resource dependency, higher education, budget
9 downloads
Christina Lam, Zahidah Raimy, Yi Ling Teo, Valentino Tan, Yin Kai Ng, Johnathan Tan
Richard Ang, a Singaporean general manager at Hotel J, aimed to be a strong leader during COVID-19 disruption. Richard sat in his office deep in thought as earlier in the day, he had attended a board meeting with his management team to discuss strategies, he wanted to ensure safety of in-house guests and employees whilst effectively managing cost to sustain the hotel business during the crisis. Le ...
COVID-19, Hotel Business, Luxury Hotel, Stay-Home Notice, Staycation, Singapore
117 downloads
Jonathan H Cortez, Kamla Persaud-Reddy, Tyler Moore, Rafael Hernandez, Monica Y Yamauchi
Can a mission, driven by passion, become the healthy option for starting a dynamic business? Jeremy Hall was a successful businessperson who owns real estate, insurance, and holistic coaching companies. He relocated from Boston to Tampa Bay in 2010. Life was busy, fast-paced, and Jeremy was not feeling well for several years. Unfortunately, in 2013, at the age of 45, Jeremy’s entire life came t ...
Green Life, USF EMBA 202, Restaurant, Vegan
8 downloads
Debra Frank
Due to COVID-19 pandemic a college with eight different campus locations moved its face to face courses online. The college decided to list all courses under one main campus since the regional locations did not matter now. There was a course materials issue since the professors from each of the campuses use their own materials. Now that courses are provided collegewide (as one campus), the student ...
COVID-19, Course Materials, Online Teaching, Academic Freedom, Communication
18 downloads
Shirley N Morejon
Patty O’Leary is the Executive Director of the Children’s Cancer Center (CCC). The CCC was founded on the philosophy that when a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is really diagnosed. Patty and team dedicate their service to these families through 24 support programs focused on their emotional, financial, and educational needs. Much of the success of the organization has been dr ...
COVID 19, Non-Profit, Cancer, Charity, Fundraising
42 downloads
Catrina Hopkins
As the year 2020 rolled in, COVID-19 headlined all the news forums. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was a virus that crippled the world by either infecting or killing millions of people, and the United States (US) did not go unscathed. With an alarmingly high rate of infection, the US government was asking non-essential companies to temporarily close their doors and cease services. Americans were told by n ...
COVID-19, Coronavirus, SOC Reports, Wage Reduction, Business Operations, Business Decision, Human Capital
13 downloads
Federico Giovannetti
Meals on Wheels of Tampa (MOWT), a 501(C)3 tax-exempt organization founded in 1975, delivers hot meals to people in need in the community, mostly the elderly and the homebound that live alone. The meals are prepared, packaged and delivered by the organization on a daily basis, approximately 870 meals per day. Beneficiaries of the program truly depend on it, not only because of their inability to p ...
Covid-19, Elderly, Logistics, Volunteers, Service, Charitable, Non-profit, Food insecurity
17 downloads
Sarah Combs
Josie Rocco hung up the phone and wiped away the tears streaming down her face as she contemplated what her next move would be. This was the third call she'd received that day where all she could say was, “I am so sorry to hear that.” Words that felt empty with no real solutions or answers attached to them. Josie was the Chief Operations Officer for the University Area Community Development Corpor ...
COVID 19, workforce, employment, nonprofit, social services, social justice, inequity, communities of color
25 downloads
Julia A Hamilton, Matthew Mullarkey
Jamie Cudden, the Smart City Programme Manager for Dublin City Council (DCC), had just participated in the most recent review of the sensor-enabled smart gully project in Dublin city. Tasked with exploring how technology can help address city challenges to create a ‘smarter’ Dublin, Jamie wondered why more smart sensor applications were not being identified and deployed by DCC departments. He knew ...
internet of things, academy of the near future, Dublin City Council, Local Authorities,
13 downloads
Randy Esponda, Timothy E Newsome, Say Sengsouvanna, Samuel Barrington, Cynthia L Steel
With the sun losing its glare and now appearing as a beautiful orange orb just above the distant horizon where the sky meets the sea, Barry O’Connor thought to himself, “This is as close to paradise as you can get.” Yet, the vast empty sea of white sand surrounding him told a very different story. It was July 17, 2020, and this beautiful area should have been overrun with college students and youn ...
COVID-19, coronavirus, restaurants, bars, tourism, hospitality
8 downloads
Michael B Guerin, Matthew Mullarkey, Jamie Cudden
City assets have the potential to play a pivotal role in the deployment of future connectivity such as 5G. How should Dublin City respond to this or should it get involved at all?
5G, Telecoms, Smart City, Smart Cities, Dublin, Ireland, Smart Dublin, Smart Docklands, City Assets, Procurement, Testbeds
14 downloads
Edward Emmanuel, Jamie Cudden, Matthew Mullarkey
Smart Bins have appeared in cities all around the world to help manage public waste collection more effectively. How are local governments reacting to this piece of technology? Do they serve solely as optimised/glorified waste receptacles, or contribute more than that? Moreover, is there a case to further scale up its use across the city?
Smart Bins, Smart City, Waste, Waste Management, Sensors, Internet of Things, Telecoms, Dublin, Dublin City Council, Local Authority, Ireland
12 downloads
Mary Hodges West
Georgia Lobbyist, Jet Toney, didn't know what to do. There were 11 days left in the 2020 Georgia legislative session and the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House had decided, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, to suspend the session to a time indeterminate. This had never happened, not even in wartime. Jet's oldest client, the Georgia Independent Colleges Association had a bud ...
Georgia, legislature, lobbying, budget, legislation, COVID-19
11 downloads
Priya Dozier
This qualitative study provided insights into the top 17 blockchain use cases identified by Financial Services leaders in 2018 and how much progress (or lack of progress) has been made in 2020. This research provided insights for Financial Services managers and practitioners to use to develop strategies and to prioritize/deprioritize specific blockchain use cases.
Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Financial Services, Use Cases
18 downloads
Scott Beatrice
The research described in this paper affirmed the strong, positive, direct relationships between Psychological Capital and Engagement and Transformational Leadership and Engagement. Additionally, it showed that Transformational Leadership could positively moderate the Psychological Capital and Employee Engagement relationship.
Psychological Capital, Employee Engagement, Transformational Leadership, Trust, Transactional Leadership, Passive-Avoidant Leadership, Positive Psychology
9 downloads
Samantha J Champagnie
Every year, medical billing errors cost the United States government billions in public funds wrongfully or erroneously paid out. While recent reports indicate modest decline in hospital billing errors, the rate of physician evaluation and management billing errors show no signs of improvement. Opinions vary on the causes of these billing errors and consequently on the appropriate countermeasures. ...
Evaluation and management, coding accuracy, documentation, billing errors, fraud, medical billing, medical necessity, up-coding, health information technology.
8 downloads
Tom Chebib
Cybersecurity breaches have been at the forefront of most news outlets, recently. People’s Digital Identity has been at the epicenter of cybersecurity breaches. Defining the composition of digital identity is the first step at risk identification and the first step towards risk mitigation. Cybersecurity risk management tools are lacking in user-centricity. Organizations like the National Institute ...
Cybersecurity, Digital Identity, Privacy, Information Security Management, Online Interactions, Online Threats, Adapted Thematic Analysis.
15 downloads
Denis Edwards
Using the eADR research method we address a problem of practice in the U.S. staffing industry which is the need for more innovative sales lead generation solutions. Working with a leading U.S staffing firm, we designed and implemented a solution that allows the partner firm to discover new leads.
innovation, sales, machine learning, eADR
5 downloads
Brian J Gilliam
Achieving institutional relevance, distinctiveness, and affordability among present and future stakeholders determines sustainable viability for small, private, nonprofit higher education institutions. Actionable findings are discussed and a conceptual framework for decision-making is presented.
decision-making, organizational adaptation, organizational culture, stakeholders, strategic management
4 downloads
John A. Hennings
Despite the high cost and high frequency of failure in expatriate assignments, the potential value and opportunity gained by sending employees overseas is driving the number of business expatriates skyward. One way organizations can significantly mitigate risk is by assessing and selecting candidates for intercultural competence. Intercultural competence has affective, cognitive, and conative as ...
Intercultural Competence, Cultural Intelligence, Intercultural Adaptability, International Assignments, Business Expatriates, Meta-review, Assessment, Instrument, Selection
21 downloads
Juan C Garcia
U.S. participation in stabilization efforts create conditions for locally legitimate authorities to manage conflict and prevent violence. Stability functions conducted by the U.S. government include security, foreign humanitarian assistance, economic stabilization and infrastructure, the rule of law, and governance. This research seeks to improve the understanding of the relationship between perce ...
Stabilization, Economic Development, Counterinsurgency, Economic Perceptions
4 downloads
Stephen Pomper
The past 19 years of war have impacted the U.S. Army in countless ways. One is arguably on its most precious capability—its officer leaders. As the Army rose to war-related challenges, it did so at leader-development costs. Little time, focus, and a battle environment left developing others and oneself low on the list of priorities. Less officer nurturing in the past will have an amplified and har ...
Adult learning, Self-determination, Self-determination Theory, Self-development, U.S. Army, Leadership, Leadership-development, War
3 downloads
Juan C Cruz, Justin Blaney
Using the best available evidence from multiple sources can lead to more effective management practice. However, management practitioners often make decisions based on limited evidence, mostly from personal experience and judgment. Values, beliefs, and practices may conflict with a manager’s ability to use research evidence in practice. This systematic review suggests that an integration of th ...
beliefs, diffusion of innovations, evidence-based management, planned behavior, management practitioners, organizational behavior, organizational culture, practices, systematic review, values
10 downloads
Mark A Serva, Ellen F Monk
This essay examines what is necessary for business school professors to encourage deeper learning in their students. Business faculty (and academia in general) are improving student involvement by using pedagogies of engagement (e.g., problem-based learning, team-based learning, POGIL) or integrating techniques that improve engagement (e.g., flipped classes, reflective writing). Adoption of thes ...
Learning, Pedagogy, Teaching, Formative assessment, Summative assessment, Deeper learning
7 downloads
Mary Lebens, Roger J Finnegan, Steven C Sorsen, Jinal Shah
A worldwide shortage of developers has made low- and no-code platforms important and necessary. This paper investigates the use of these platforms in organizations, along with the role of workforce automation tools. A survey was conducted to find out how prevalent low- and no-code platforms and workforce automation tools are within companies. These platforms are used by citizen developers, employe ...
Low-code, no-code, citizen developer, digital transformation
27 downloads
Charles R. Nichols
This is a Rapid Evidence Assessment focused on the identification of leadership styles and traits that enable industry partners to optimize their support on collaborative research projects. While there is considerable research on collaboration, there is a gap related to the leadership contributions that industry partners bring to team science projects. Literature searches returned 192 titles and a ...
collaboration, empowerment, hierarchical leadership, innovation, servant leadership, systems theory, systematic review
27 downloads
Debra Frank
Microbusinesses demonstrated resilience through creative ways to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic closures. Seven critical success factors of internal and external influence are found from this research question review. When COVID-19’s shutdown rolled out, many microbusinesses were forced to close since they were not considered essential services and activities. These microbusinesses had t ...
Microbusinesses, Critical Success Factors, Closure Prevention, Pandemic, Management Skills
17 downloads
Michael Summers
In today’s work environment, factors that support the transfer or learning from the training room to the job are sometimes absent. Leaders hold the key to ensuring the commonly missed factors are present, securing the value of the training program and successful attainment of business goals.
Learning Application, Work Atmosphere, Climate, Trainee
5 downloads
Thomas S Fisher
The complexity of today’s operational environment where military organizations are conducting campaigns has grown exponentially. To address this expanding complexity, the Defense Department introduced ‘design’ into its problem-solving doctrine. This study seeks to understand the challenges with design by examining two areas: 1) the common challenges facing senior planners responsible for solving ...
Complexity, problem solving, planning, strategy, reasoning, sense-making
3 downloads
Brad A Puckey
The research question explores the importance of corporate brand’s impact on sales / revenue per share generation. This is important because it allows communications executives to understand the impact of their work and justify budget allocations and expenditures.
Branding, Quantitative, CHAID, Branding Value, Branding Output
14 downloads
Michael Jones
List of Presentations at the 2021 InSITE Conference
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
51 downloads
Grant P Trudel, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: A design science tool to improve code maintainability for PHP programs. Background: This paper addresses this issue by providing an enhancement to an existing tool that specifically addresses and improves program maintainability for PHP programs. Methodology: This paper uses design science research which involves creating or modifying one or more artifacts. In this case, the art ...
software quality, software development, PHP, programming, quality assurance, maintainability, metrics, design science, refactoring
19 downloads
Laura A. McLaughlin, James McLaughlin
Aim/Purpose: To build the skills of innovation, we must first establish a framework for the belief system that surrounds effective innovation practice. In building any belief system, sometimes outdated beliefs need to be replaced with better, more carefully researched ideas. One such belief, discovered in our research and elsewhere, is that creativity is innate and that great ideas arise through ...
creativity, ideation, innovation, mindset, professional development, problem solving, training
17 downloads
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood
Aim/Purpose: This brief paper will provide preliminary insight into an institutions effort to help students understand the application of the scientific method as it applies to the business discipline through the creation of a dedicated, required course added to the curriculum of a mid-Atlantic minority-serving institution. In or-der to determine whether the under-consideration course satisfies de ...
first generation college students, transdisciplinary education, scientific method in the business discipline, scientific reasoning in management education, scientific literacy, management education, business education, rubric, student learning outcomes, assessment of student learning, HBCU
9 downloads
Laura A. McLaughlin, Joanne Ricevuto
Aim/Purpose: This research study explores the challenges, successes, and supports de-sired in implementing virtual learning following a survey of faculty for their experiences and interests. Faculty in higher education need quick, practical tools and strategies to enhance teaching and learning in a virtual classroom. Background: The sudden and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had created an urgency to ...
virtual teaching and learning, flexibility, mindsets
9 downloads
Christina Ellis, Tori Hollas, Mae Lane, Jaime Coyne
Aim/Purpose: The authors provide different technology applications useful in online instruction in addition to providing effective strategies for use in a virtual environment. Background: Last year, educators were forced to move their instruction online almost overnight. Many were not prepared to teach effectively in a virtual environment. Contribution: This paper serves as a resource to ed ...
online instruction, technology applications, strategies
11 downloads
Shannon Block, Steven Munkeby, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: Board of Directors seek to use their big data as a competitive advantage. Still, scholars note the complexities of corporate governance in practice related to information security risk management (ISRM) effectiveness. Background: While the interest in ISRM and its relationship to organizational success has grown, the scholarly literature is unclear about the effects of Chief Techno ...
big data, CTO leadership styles, information security risk management effectiveness, digital transformation
23 downloads
Ali Wahid, Steven Munkeby, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose: In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks the disease activity using data collected from medical practices on a weekly basis. Collection of data by CDC from medical practices on a weekly basis leads to a lag time of approximately 2 weeks before any viable action can be planned. The 2-week delay problem was addressed in the study by creating mach ...
CDC, correlation, flu trends, machine learning, regression analysis
24 downloads
Rimvydas Skyrius, Mindaugas Krutinis, Svetlana Nemitko, Justina Valentukevičė, Norbert Andžej Gulbinovič, Marija Sanosianaitė
Aim/Purpose: This paper, although conceived earlier than the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, addresses the problem of informing agility as part of organizational agility that has become a rather important issue for business survival. Background: While the general issues of business informing, and business intelligence (BI) in particular, have been widely researched, the dynamics of informing, t ...
organizational agility, business intelligence agility
8 downloads
Tao "Eric" Hu, Hua Dai, Ping Zhang
Aim/Purpose: In spite of the insights in paving solid grounds and avenues for meaningful studies, the predicament of the literature in lacking fruitful understanding of the critical success factors and models of Big Data remain elusive and unexplored. A systematic literature review of research topics, perspectives, and substantial findings of Big Data is needed, so an overarching framework of Big ...
grounded theory, Big Data, IS research, literature review, success theory
13 downloads
Moshe Leiba, Ruti Gafni
Aim/Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic demanded an immediate and massive adaptation of higher education to distance learning. Teachers had to transform from face-to-face to distance teaching, with insufficient pedagogical and technological knowledge and resources. This study aims to capture higher education faculty experiences in the very early stages of the crisis-prompted transition into synchronous ...
distance learning, online learning, COVID-19, e-learning, faculty, higher education
29 downloads
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Austin J. Hill, Troy Banks
Aim/Purpose: This paper provides the results of the preliminary analysis of the findings of an ongoing study that seeks to examine the social media use, cultural and political awareness, civic engagement, issue prioritization, and social activism of Gen Z students enrolled at four different institutional types located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The aim of this study is to loo ...
generation z, civic engagement and college students, minority learners, HBCU, information gathering of college students, learning preferences of gen z learners, issues important to gen z, social activism and college students, Black Lives Matter and college students
150 downloads
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: This study examined learning during the COVID-19 crisis, as perceived by preservice teachers at the time of their academic studies and their student teaching experience. Background: The COVID-19 crisis is unexpected. On one hand, it disrupted learning in all learning frameworks, on the other, it may create a change in learning characteristics even after the end of the crisis. This ...
distance learning, digital environment, social emotional learning – SEL, digital literacy, e-readiness, m-learning, teacher presence, social presence, Zoom fatigue, COVID-19
30 downloads
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya
Aim/Purpose: Provide methodology suggesting steps to doctoral mentors to work with students in constructing their research problem statement in their dissertation. Background: Doctoral students face difficulties writing their dissertation and they begin by writing the research problem statement. Methodology: This paper uses a framework widely used to describe student adjustment to graduate s ...
research problem statement, research dissertation, problem statement
46 downloads
Tana Feyt, Gwamaka Mwalemba
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore the role of service-learning in Information Systems (IS) education. Background: While the use of modern technologies presents many operational benefits, such as the lowering of the costs, it may also aggravate social-economic is-sues. IS professionals should account for these issues as well as exhibit the skills demanded by modern-day employers. ...
information systems, service-learning, education, reflection, critical thinking, social awareness, teamwork, community
4 downloads
Entisar A Al Ghawail, Sadok Ben Yahia
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the flipped learning approach in a computer principles course at Alasmarya Islamic University, Libya. Background: The reason for this consideration was to evaluate the viability of conventional lecture-based educational programmes versus the active learning of computer concepts in flipped classrooms for college economics students at ...
flipped classroom, flipped learning, effectiveness of flipping learning, flipped model, Libyan higher education
43 downloads
Eli Cohen
The purpose of this paper is to provide a model to help explain why ideas about reality differ. Misinformation is an important topic that in the past several years has gained prominence. The author developed a model of informing. NOTE: This Proceedings paper was revised and published in Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 24, 31-49. Click DOWNLOAD PDF ...
created realities, misinformation, disinformation, fake news, beliefs, informing
6 downloads
William D Senn, Gayle Prybutok, Kittipong Boonme, Victor R. Prybutok
Aim/Purpose: This study builds upon theory to develop and test a parsimonious model of service quality importance, the Higher Education Service Quality Importance (HESQI) Model, for use in standardized, frequent surveys of student satisfaction in higher education service delivery. Background: Educational institutions operating in the higher education marketplace are facing increased competition ...
service quality, student satisfaction, consumer satisfaction, Structural Equation Model, SEM, PLS-SEM
24 downloads
Minh Q. Huynh, Eraj Khatiwada
Aim/Purpose: In the midst of COVID-19, classes are transitioned online. Instructors and students scramble for ways to adapt to this change. This paper shares an experience of one instructor in how he has gone through the adaptation. Background: This section provides a contextual background of online teaching. The instructor made use of M-learning to support his online teaching and adopted the U ...
COVID-19 transition, online teaching, UTAUT, web app, participant-observer, action research
13 downloads
Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: Labeling a journal as “predatory” can do great damage to the journal and the individuals that have contributed to it. This paper considers whether the predatory classification has outlived its usefulness and what might replace it. Background: With the advent of open access publishing, the term “predatory” has increasingly been used to identify academic journals, conferences, and pu ...
predatory journals, peer review, replication, complexity, scientific research
7 downloads
Joy Penman, Kerre A Willsher
Aim/Purpose: This research paper reports on the evaluation of a mental health self-management program provided to immigrant nurses working at various rural South Australian aged care services. Background: The residential aged care staffing crisis is severe in rural areas. To improve immigrant nurses’ employment experiences, a mental health self-management program was developed and conducted in ...
nursing, female immigrants, aged care, mental health, management, mixed method
23 downloads
Yahel Giat, Amichai Mitelman
Aim/Purpose: This study’s objective is to demonstrate the wisdom of the crowds phenomenon in construction project tenders and relate it to cost overruns in these projects. Background: The wisdom of the crowd’s phenomenon is an age-old idea that argues that collective opinion is better than any single (even expert) opinion. The first data-based evidence for it is from the beginning of the twenti ...
construction projects, tenders, minimum bid, winner’s curse, wisdom of the crowds
9 downloads
Ilan Daniels Rahimi, Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: This study examined students’ attitudes to characteristics of learning in Zoom, attitudes to the quality of teaching in Zoom and ways of learning, about a year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. Background COVID-19 crisis caused exposure to online learning on the largest scale known in human history, and that together with the challenges of the transition to online learning, ...
information and communication technology (ICT); distance learning; digital environment; Zoom; Zoom fatigue; COVID-19
66 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 23 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2020.
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
145 downloads
José Osvaldo De Sordi, Marcia Azevedo, Manuel Meireles, Luis Hernan Contreras Pinochet, Carlos Francisco Bitencourt Jorge
Aim/Purpose: To discuss the Design Science Research approach by comparing some of its canons with observed practices in projects in which it is applied, in order to understand and structure it better. Background: Recent criticisms of the application of the Design Science Research (DSR) approach have pointed out the need to make it more approachable and less confusing to overcome deficiencies such ...
design science, evaluation process, artifact type, entry point, artifact
201 downloads
Bob Travica
Aim/Purpose: The research problem of this study refers to the manner in which old and new mass media represented the significant social development surrounding two crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane. Methodology: The study follows a qualitative case study methodology based on a sample of newspaper articles, TV programming, specialized technical publications, Twitter posts, and Facebook conten ...
informing distortion, fake news, fact, truth, Boeing 737 MAX, mainstream media, social media, explanatory journalism, media relations, informing power
307 downloads
Grandon Gill, Tommy R Gill
Aim/Purpose: Use of the term “rigor” is ubiquitous in the research community. But do we actually know what it means, and how it applies to transdisciplinary research? Background: Too often, rigor is presumed to mean following an established research protocol scrupulously. Unfortunately, that frequently leads to research with little or no impact. Methodology: We identify a sample of 62 artic ...
rigor, relevance, resonance, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, research
128 downloads
Holger Schumann, Axel Berres, Tilman Stehr, Dominik Engelhardt
Aim/Purpose: Although a literature review is the fundamental base for any research, it is often considered tedious and conducted with a lack of methodology and rigor. The paper presents a method for systematically searching and screening literature using modern search technologies. The method focuses on minimizing the amount of manual screening by employing the references among papers. Background ...
literature review, systematic literature review, review guide, research review, education research, information systems literature
227 downloads
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: The paper introduces new concepts including cognitive mapping, cognitive message processing, and message resonance. Background: This paper draws upon philosophy, psychology, physiology, communications, and introspection to develop the theory of cognitive mapping. Methodology: Theory development Contribution: The theory offers new ways to conceptualize the informing process. Findin ...
cognitive mapping, cognitive message processing, informing science, message resonance, constructed reality
79 downloads
Sonja H Bickford, Michelle Warren
Aim/Purpose: There is a need to find a way to utilize narrative storytelling in film to make students more aware of the impacts of global problems and how they are perceived. Background: Two films from the year 2015 from two very different places in the world explore the encroachment and secondary effects of urban civilization upon indigenous cultures. Methodology: An interpretive, qualitative, ...
indigenous, communication, reflection, education, film, urban development
74 downloads
Ulrich Schmitt, Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: As traditional Knowledge Management (KM) struggles to support the personal needs of knowledge workers in a new era of accelerating information abundance, we examine the shortcomings and put forward alternative scenarios and architectures for developing a novel Personal KM System (PKMS). Background: While prior publications focused on the complementing features compared to conventiona ...
knowledge management, personal knowledge management, design science research, social digital curation, informing system, digital platform ecosystem, generativity, entropy
39 downloads
Irene Bernhard, Anna Karin Olsson
Aim/Purpose: The aim is to explore the informing flows framework as interactions within a PhD education practicing a work-integrated learning approach in order to reveal both the perspectives of industrial PhD students and of industry. Background: An under-researched field of university-industry collaboration is explored revealing both the perspectives of industrial PhD students and of industry. ...
university-industry collaboration, industrial PhD education, work-integrated learning, third-cycle education, informing flows framework
87 downloads
William F Murphy
Aim/Purpose: The Informing Science Institute (ISI) is an informing system, designed using informing science principles, for the express purpose of informing researchers who study problems related to informing. This paper describes the ISI as an applied instance of an informing system and analyzes the channels, informers, and clients of the ISI. Background: This paper begins with a brief overview ...
Informing Science Institute, open access, information systems, transdiscipline, informing systems
38 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 19, 2020
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice, table of contents
124 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 19, 2020
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
266 downloads
Maurice M. Danaher, Kevin Schoepp
Aim/Purpose: Within higher education, graduating students who are able to solve ill-structured, complex, open-ended, and collaborative, workplace problems is recognized as paramount. Because of this, there is a need to assess this skill across the curriculum. Background: This paper addresses this issue by assessing problem-solving across a computing curriculum using an assessment instrument sho ...
workplace problems, computing education, asynchronous discussion
416 downloads
Rosalina Babo, Lurdes V. Babo, Jarkko T Suhonen, Markku Tukiainen
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to understand student’s opinions and perceptions about e-assessment when the assessment process was changed from the traditional computer assisted method to a multiple-choice Moodle based method. Background: In order to implement continuous assessment to a large number of students, several shifts are necessary, which implies as many different tests as the num ...
multiple-choice question, learning management system, Moodle quiz, e-assessment, summative assessment
349 downloads
Nazire Burçin Hamutoğlu, Ugur Basarmak
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to propose and test a model in which perceived barriers to technology integration are handled within a broad framework. It can be argued that the proposed model will have the dynamics to examine the studies performed on technology integration in a generic way and to have an important place in explaining the technology barriers at individual and school level un ...
external barriers, internal barriers, teacher, technology integration
440 downloads
Christopher B Califf
Aim/Purpose: Students tend to learn best when an array of learning styles is used by instructors. The purpose of this paper is to add, to introduce, and to apply the concepts of kinesthetic learning and learning structures to university and STEM education. Background: The study applies the concept of kinesthetic learning and a learning structure called Think-Pair-Share to an experiential exercise ...
kinesthetic learning, learning structure, drawing, Moore’s Law, STEM
223 downloads
Ying Xiu, Penny Thompson
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to explore the relationship between motivation and students’ perspectives, learning performance, and use of online course materials in flipped classrooms. Background: The flipped classroom model is an innovative instruction method that has limited research to date exploring its impact on motivation. It remains unknown if the same motivation patterns exist in flipped c ...
motivation, learning outcome, flipped classroom, undergraduate course
423 downloads
Xihui "Paul" Zhang, Ming Wang, M. Shane Banks, Qiunan Zhang, Colin G. Onita
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we present our experience in design and delivery of a graduate Information Systems Management (ISM) course in an online MBA program. Also presented are a detailed examination of the design and delivery of the online course, survey results of students’ perceptions and backgrounds, course evaluation results, best practices and lessons learned, and potential changes and fu ...
course design and delivery, information systems management course, MBA program, online education
149 downloads
Ziva R Hassenfeld, Madhu Govind, Laura E De Ruiter, Marina Umashi Bers
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents findings on a curricular intervention aimed at integrating computer programming with reading and writing in early elementary school. The purpose of this research was to explore the relation between students’ varying literacy levels and their level of success in mastering an introductory programming language. Methodology: This curricular intervention study was impl ...
emerging programming, pedagogy, curricula, early childhood, computer science education, literacy
269 downloads
Rami Rashkovits, Ilana Lavy
Aim/Purpose: Multi-threaded software design is considered to be difficult, especially to novice programmers. In this study, we explored how students cope with a task that its solution requires a multi-threaded architecture to achieve optimal runtime. Background: An efficient exploit of multicore processors architecture requires computer programs that use parallel programming techniques. However ...
multi-threading, parallel programing, novice programmers, thread-synchronization
91 downloads
Yassine Safsouf, Khalifa Mansouri, Franck Poirier
Aim/Purpose: This study focuses on the learners’ success toward learning management systems in higher education in Morocco and also proposes a theoretical model to better understand the determinants of learners’ satisfaction, self-regulation and continuance intention to use these systems. For this purpose, variables which may have a positive or negative influence in our model are examined. Backgr ...
continuance usage, e-learning, learner satisfaction, self-regulation, learning man-agement systems, learners’ success, causal model
367 downloads
Cynthia L Corritore, Betty Love
Aim/Purpose: This study reports the outcome of how a first pilot semester introductory programming course was designed to provide tangible evidence in support of the concept of Student Ownership of Learning (SOL) and how the outcomes of this programming course facilitate effective student learning. Background: Many instructors want to create or redesign their courses to strengthen the relationsh ...
SOL, student engagement, student achievement, introductory program-ming, redesigning, computer science
155 downloads
Garry White
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an Adaptive Learning Technology (ALT), as compared to traditional teaching methods, in an undergraduate management information course. The effectiveness is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Competencies Background: Previous studies have investigated factors involved with ALT. From one study, students enjoyed how to us ...
adaptive learning technology, Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Competencies, learning tools, LearnSmart®, SmartBook®, student grade outcomes
452 downloads
Catalina Huilcapi-Collantes, Azucena Hernández Martín, Juan Pablo Hernández-Ramos
Aim/Purpose: 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. Background: Visual literacy is essential ...
visual literacy, teacher training, blended learning, in-service teachers
364 downloads
Gustavo Gutiérrez-Carreón, Thanasis Daradoumis, Josep Jorba, Mary-Carmen Peña-Gomar
Aim/Purpose: The current study was conducted to investigate the students’ perceived satisfaction with the use of a semantic-based online laboratory, which provides students with a search mechanism for laboratory resources, such as instruments and devices. Background: The increasing popularity of using online teaching labs, as an important element of experiential learning in STEM education, is bec ...
online labs, student’s satisfaction, cognitive load, usability
163 downloads
Rosalina Babo, Jarkko T Suhonen, Markku Tukiainen
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to develop an efficient methodology that can assist the evaluators in assessing a variable number of individuals that are working in groups and guarantee that the assessment is dependent on the group members’ performance and contribution to the work developed. Background: Collaborative work has been gaining more popularity in academic settings. However, g ...
WebAVALIA, software tools, evaluation tools, self and peer assessment, higher education
102 downloads
Juarez Bento Silva, Isabela Nardi Silva, Simone Meister Sommer Bilessimo
Aim/Purpose: This paper presented the framework for the integration of digital technologies in education, implemented in InTecEdu Program, developed by Remote Experimentation Laboratory (RExLab), Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. Background: The main objective of the model presented is to arouse interest in science and technology among adolescents. Therefore, it sought to devel ...
framework, integration, technology, teaching and learning, teacher im-provement, open educational resources, virtual and remote labs
433 downloads
Noa Ragonis, Orit Hazzan, Gadi Har-Shai
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a study about changes in computer science and software engineering students’ perceptions of their soft skills during their progress through the Computer Science Soft Skills course. Background: Soft skills are often associated with a person’s social, emotional and cognitive capabilities. Soft skills are increasingly sought out and are well recognized by employers ...
computer science education, software engineering education, soft skills, indi-vidual soft skills, team-related soft skills
169 downloads
Daisuke Saito, Shota Kaieda, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa
Aim/Purpose: Although many computer science measures have been proposed, visualizing individual students’ capabilities is difficult, as those measures often rely on specific tools and methods or are not graded. To solve these problems, we propose a rubric for measuring and visualizing the effects of learning computer programming for elementary school students enrolled in computer science education ...
computer science education, programming education, rubric
111 downloads
Mona Lundin, Annika Lantz-Andersson, Thomas Hillman
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate posts that deviate from the norm by receiving many more comments than likes in a teacher thematic Facebook (FB) group. Background: Social media sites are currently becoming standard tools for professional practices. Swedish teachers use thematic FB groups as a platform for professional learning. Methodology: Data from a large teacher FB group ...
social media, Facebook, teachers, Goffman, identity work, computational analysis, thematic analysis
205 downloads
Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan, Naser Khdour
Aim/Purpose: The current study has been carried out to reveal students’ readiness to utilize MOOCs at higher learning institutions in Jordan. Background: Higher education institutions around the globe are shifting rapidly to reach learners worldwide by providing open education. In accordance with this universal effort, Jordan is committed to offering open access education that allows learners to ...
MOOCs, distance learning, MOOCs adoption, online learning, technological competency, self-regulate learning, MOOCs adoption
287 downloads
Corey Baham
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore and test several improvements for incorporating the Business Product Owner (BPO) role in student software projects using Scrum. Background: As the popularity of Scrum has grown, its roles and ceremonies have been utilized in student software projects, yet one of the more challenging roles to implement in the academic context is the role of BP ...
agile software development, Scrum, business product owner, IS education
98 downloads
Theresiawati Tere -, Henki Bayu Seta, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Zaenal Abidin
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to evaluate and analyze the e variables which influence the quality of e-learning services at the university-level based on the perspectives of students (stakeholders). It seeks to identify factors of e-learning quality and satisfaction and to examine the relationship between the dimensions of e-learning quality, satisfaction, and behavioral intention as perceived b ...
e-learning, e-learning quality, service quality, ServQual model, Indonesian higher education, student perspectives
402 downloads
Lars Almén, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Cecilia Bjursell
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the study is to explore students’ encounters with digital tools and how they account for their experiences of using digital tools within formal education. Background: While computers have a long history in educational settings, research indicates that digital tools function both as affordances and constraints, and that the role of digital tools in schools continues to be d ...
digital tools, nexus analysis, secondary school, digitalization, Sweden
309 downloads
Robert Weinhandl, Zsolt Lavicza, Tony Houghton
Aim/Purpose: Our research aims to explore which design elements and aspects of online learning environments are relevant for teachers when introduced to educational innovations such as flipped learning and, thereby, to enable facilitating the dissemination of these innovations. Background: Integrating educational innovations from academic discourses or professional teacher development into teache ...
scaling-up innovations, professional teacher development, blended learning, mathematics teaching, online learning environments, flipped approaches
304 downloads
Yasar Guneri Sahin, Ufuk Celikkan
Aim/Purpose: This paper investigates the gaps between industry and academia perceptions of information technology fields, such as computer science, software engineering, and computer engineering, and it identifies areas of asymmetry between curricula and industry expectations. The study mainly focuses on the skills required of IT professionals (graduated students) and on how higher education insti ...
asymmetry in software education, higher education and industry gaps, in-formation technology education
161 downloads
Ilenia Fronza, Luis Corral, Claus Pahl
Aim/Purpose: This work aims to introduce and evaluate an instructional strategy that aids end-users with developing their software products during intensive project-based events. Background: End-users produce software in the labor market, and one of the challenges for End-User Software Engineering (EUSE) is the need to create functional software products without a formal education in software de ...
intensive project-based events, bootcamp, end-user software engineering, EUSE, instructional strategy, assessment framework
139 downloads
Carmen Tulia Ricardo-Barreto, Daladier Jabba Molinares, Humberto Llinás, Judith M Peña Santodomíngo, Cinthia Milena Astorga Acevedo, Pedro D Acevedo Rodríguez, Claudia P Baloco Navarro, Sandra M Villarreal Villa
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed at recognizing and analyzing the trends of ICT use (hardware, software, and digital educational resources) by higher education professors in the Antioquia region (Colombia), and characterizing this population according to their context. Background: The inexorable growth of ICT and the convergence of networks have produced great changes in human culture, and particul ...
hardware, software, digital educational resources, higher education institutions, ICT
337 downloads
Emmanuel Fokides, Melpomeni Kefallinou
Aim/Purpose: The study examined whether spherical videos are an effective tool in teaching primary school students subjects related to the endangered species. It also examined their feelings/attitudes towards this tool. Background: Young students have trouble understanding concepts related to environmental education and, specifically, concepts related to the endangered species. Spherical videos ...
endangered species, environmental education, primary school, spherical videos
202 downloads
Lina María Pastes Urbano, Hamil S. Terán, Fabinton Sotelo Gómez, Mario F Solarte, Carlos J Sepulveda, Juan M López Meza
Aim/Purpose: The purpose is a bibliographic review that seeks to offer a clearer vision of the impact of technological tools on the implementation of the flipped classroom model. Background: This document reviews the flipped classroom and secondary education literature to analyze what technological tools are used to implement this model in secondary education settings and their impact on students ...
flipped classroom, high school, technology platforms
177 downloads
Chongwoo Park, Dong-gook Kim
Aim/Purpose: One of the most critical challenges to the student learning experience in online classes would be providing interactions between students and instructors as effective as in face-to-face learning. This study introduces perceived instructor presence as a way to promote such interactions and investigates its effects on student learning experience in online learning. Background: Drawing ...
instructor presence, online learning, interactivity, engagement, satisfaction, Microsoft Teams
1125 downloads
Yulei Gavin Zhang, Mandy Yan Dang
Aim/Purpose: In this study, we aim to understand factors that can influence technology-supported learning, specifically in the blended environment. To do that, a research model is developed by incorporating factors from three perspectives, including self-related factors, technology and systems factors, and the instructional design factor. Background: Technology-supported learning has changed the ...
technology-supported learning, blended environment, self-related factors, technology and systems factors, instructional design factor, satisfaction, intention
190 downloads
Helen E. Owen, Sherlock A Licorish
Aim/Purpose: We aimed to investigate the circumstances under which Kahoot! (a Game-based Student Response System (GSRS)) increases junior and senior Information Science university students’ learning and knowledge retention beyond that of traditional teaching methods. We also explored whether the positive learning impacts of Kahoot! vary as a function of student subject knowledge (i.e., junior vs s ...
game-based student response systems, Kahoot!, classroom dynamics, engage-ment, motivation, junior and senior information science students
331 downloads
Wing Shui Ng
Aim/Purpose: Teachers usually educate students’ cyberethics using debate, case-based discussion, and role-playing instructional methods in a face-to-face setting. With the presence of teacher and peers, students may not be willing to share their true attitudes, and it may affect the effectiveness of the teaching methods. To tackle the challenge, the author applied a teaching method with a core com ...
cyberethics, moral education, self-presentation, self-knowledge, self-awareness, self-assessment
129 downloads
Susanne M Owen, Gerald White, Dharmaputra Taludangga Palekahelu, Dian T Sumakul, Eko Sediyono
Aim/Purpose: ICT integration into classroom pedagogical practices is considered an essential aspect of learning processes in developed countries but there are issues in developing countries regarding funding, infrastructure, access, and teacher skills and professional learning. This article presents some aspects of the findings of a study in one remote region within a developing country after the ...
education, computers, teachers, remote schools, online learning, Papua, In-donesia, school leaders
322 downloads
Geoffrey Dick, Asli Yagmur Akbulut
Aim/Purpose: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) simulation (ERPsim) games have been used in Information Systems courses to teach students ERP systems and business processes. This study investigates whether the use of ERPsim games can be extended to other management disciplines. More specifically, this study reports on using the ERPsim games innovatively in a new context, in an undergraduate manage ...
curriculum innovation, ERPsim, gamification, management decision mak-ing, simulation
79 downloads
Norah M Almusharraf, Jamie Costley, Mik Fanguy
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to explore the effects of students’ interactions with video lectures on the levels of collaboration and completeness of their group note-taking. Background: There has been an increase in the amount of online learning over the last 20 years. With video lectures becoming an increasingly utilized instructional modality, it is essential to consider students’ interactions ...
collaboration, group work, note-taking, video lectures, interaction
122 downloads
Talal M. Alasmari
Aim/Purpose: This paper investigates the educational gap between males and females caused by gender segregation in Saudi educational institutions and the role of Mobile Learning Technology (MLT) in bridging this gap through the emphasis on teaching practices, learning resources, and opportunities, as well as participation in campus life. Background: There is a gender gap over the access to educat ...
mobile learning, gender gap, Saudi Arabia, higher education
98 downloads
Huda Suleiman Al Qunayeer
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the present study is to explore the online participation of nine English as foreign language (EFL) Arab learners in group writing discussions through a Facebook group over the study period of three months and how the EFL learners view the role of the Facebook-facilitated peer review activities in promoting their online participation. Background: Research has addressed the ...
online participation, group writing discussions, Facebook group, sense of community
225 downloads
Kriti Priya Gupta, Preeti Bhaskar
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to prioritize the inhibiting and motivating factors underlying the adoption of AI based teaching and learning solutions by teachers in the higher education sector of India. Background: AI based teaching and learning solutions are amongst the most important educational innovations. The intervention of AI in instructional methods can result in person ...
artificial intelligence (AI), adoption, higher education, teachers, analytic hierar-chy process (AHP)
143 downloads
Christopher Cheong, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Tian Luo, Kathryn MacCallum
Aim/Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic quickly and suddenly affected many, if not all, parts of the world. From an educational perspective, educators and students managed the social restrictions by transitioning to teaching and learning completely online. As educators and students are two important stakeholders in education, the Special Series contains four articles that focus on these two perspecti ...
COVID-19 and education, online teaching, online learning, teaching during pandemic
156 downloads
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
3660 downloads
Talha Abdullah Sharadgah, Rami Abdulatif Sa'di
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the perceptions of faculty members at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, towards preparedness of institutions of higher education (IHE) for assessment in virtual learning environments (VLEs) during the COVID-19 lockdown. In addition, the study explores evidence of bona fide challenges that impede the implementation of assessment in VLE for bo ...
assessment in VLEs, COVID-19, e-assessment, lockdown, online assessment
537 downloads
Tsz Kit Ng, Rebecca Reynolds, Man Yi (Helen) Chan, Xiu Han Li, Samuel Kai Wah Chu
Aim/Purpose: This article aims at the critical present: to serve a constructive purpose in the current COVID-19 crisis by presenting practice driven pedagogical strategies for online learning and teaching. It acknowledges the multitude of challenges faced by educators through the delivery of online instructional strategies for schools. Background: The development of information technology enables ...
COVID-19, coronavirus, blended synchronous, case study, homeschooling
437 downloads
Anita - Lie, Siti Mina Tamah, Imelda - Gozali, Katarina Retno Triwidayati, Tresiana Sari Diah Utami, Fransiskus - Jemadi
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore language teachers’ online engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Four questions guided the inquiry in this study: 1) To what extent did teachers engage in online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic? 2) What challenges did teachers encounter while engaging in online learning during the Covid-19 crisis? 3) How has the suspension ...
online learning engagement, urban vs remote regions, language teaching, secondary school teachers, Indonesia
2158 downloads
Sofia Rebelo, Pedro Isaías
Aim/Purpose: As e-Learning becomes increasingly pervasive, students’ engagement in online settings emerges as a central challenge, as it is often more demanding to ensure in this context. The core importance of engagement for e-Learning, places a focus on various instruments and strategies that can be deployed to foster its enhancement. Background: Gamification is often depicted as a significan ...
gamification, engagement, e-learning
325 downloads
Reza Ghanbarzadeh, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi
Aim/Purpose: 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 application of 3DVWs on five variables relevant to positive outcomes for higher education students. Background: Three-Dimensional Virtual Worlds (3DVW) are of co ...
three-dimensional virtual world, user acceptance, Second Life
148 downloads
Ahmed Alshehri, Malcolm J Rutter, Sally Smith
Aim/Purpose: This study proposes a theoretical framework that amalgamates Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) variables with usability metrics to investigate the impact on students’ intention and use of the Learning Management System (LMS) in Saudi higher education. Background: There is a dearth of academic research on Saudi higher education to examine the effects of usabil ...
UTAUT, technology acceptance, usability, e-learning systems, LMS, PLS-SEM, developing country
155 downloads
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 edu ...
educational technology affordances, teaching possibilities, possibilities for learn-ing interactions, e-learning, self-directed learning
119 downloads
Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan, Nour Awni Albelbisi, Shadia Hasan Aladwan, Omar Horani, Amro Al-Madadha, Mohammad Hamdi Al Khasawneh
Aim/Purpose: The main objective of this study is to explore students’ beliefs with regard to social media use (SMU) in higher education and the consequences of such use on the perception of their academic performance. Additionally, the study aims to determine the major influential factors with regard to SMU in student learning settings as a means of enhancing their performance. To achieve these ob ...
social media, enjoyment, TAM, higher education, usefulness, collaborative learning, student performance
627 downloads
Ghadeer Hamed, Ahmad Aljanazrah
Aim/Purpose: The objective of this study is to explore the effectiveness of using virtual experiments on students’ level of achievement and on their practical skills as well as their views on applying the virtual experiments in a general physics lab. Background: There is a continuous debate in the literature on the effect of using virtual experiments/ lab on students’ physics learning and whether ...
virtual lab, blended learning, lab performance, achievement in physics
564 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 17, 2020
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
87 downloads
Joy Penman, Glenna C Lear
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the learning that happens in assuming a supervisee’s role during the postgraduate study. Background: The facilitators and barriers students encountered while pursuing postgraduate studies, strategies to achieve success in postgraduate studies, and how to decrease attrition rates of students, have been sufficiently explored in literature. How ...
postgraduate study, supervisee, autoethnographic reflection, supervisory relationship, transformation
72 downloads
Alrence S Halibas, Rolou Lyn Maata, Mohamed Abdul Kader Varusai, Ali Al-Badi, Peyman Nouraey
Aim/Purpose: The need for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to maximize the use of their intellectual property and strategic resources for research and teaching has become ever more evident in recent years. Furthermore, little attention is paid in developing an enabling system that will facilitate knowledge transfer in the Research-Teaching Nexus (RTN). Hence, this study assesses the current st ...
knowledge management, knowledge management system, research-teaching nexus, social computing, tacit knowledge
86 downloads
Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
86 downloads
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
214 downloads
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
179 downloads
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
97 downloads
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
88 downloads
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
207 downloads
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
58 downloads
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
25 downloads
Geoffrey Z. Liu, June Lu
Table of Contents for Volume 15, 2020, of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
IJIKM, contents, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
517 downloads
Michael Jones
Table of Contents for Volume 15, 2020, of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies
IJDS, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, PhD, doctoral studies
289 downloads
Chunjiang Yang, Aobo Chen
Aim/Purpose: Based on the social exchange theory, this study aimed to explore the underlying mechanisms and boundary conditions between organizational socialization and knowledge sharing. Background: With the advent of the era of the knowledge economy, knowledge has been replacing traditional resources such as capital, labor, and land to become the critical resources of enterprises. The competiti ...
organizational socialization, job embeddedness, trust, knowledge sharing
641 downloads
Dawn Culpepper, KerryAnn O'Meara, Amy Ramirez
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand how one graduate program shaped doctoral students’ scholarly identities as interdisciplinary scientists. Background: Scholarly identity refers to the ways individuals see themselves as legitimate, contributing members of their academic community. However, much of the research on scholarly identity focuses on students and faculty within tradi ...
graduate education, scholarly identity, interdisciplinary research
368 downloads
Anthony Igwe, Uzoma Heman Ononye
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates social media use and its effect on knowledge sharing. Based on the review of related literature, we hypothesised that social media use has a significant effect on outward and inward knowledge sharing. Background: While the notion of social media use in work organisations has been progressively developed, empirical studies linking social media to the context of ...
social media, knowledge sharing, outward knowledge sharing, inward knowledge sharing, public organisation
657 downloads
Laura Roberts
Aim/Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to reveal the assessment tools and a theory preferred to mentor doctoral students with integrity and trustworthiness. The connection between mentors’ feelings of trustworthiness and protégé success were explored. Background: This study examines the concept presented in 1983, 1985, and 1996 by Kram of mentor relations (MR) theory, which illustrates th ...
doctoral mentoring, mentor trustworthiness, mentor integrity, transformation to independent scholar, protégé development
316 downloads
Rogerio Ferreira da Silva, Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes, José Carlos Maldonado
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a study of Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP) evaluation methods that aims to identify their current status and impact on knowledge sharing. The purposes of the study are as follows: (i) to identify trends and research gaps in VCoP evaluation methods; and, (ii) to assist researchers to position new research activities in this domain. Background: VCoP have beco ...
systematic mapping, virtual community of practice, evaluation
529 downloads
Hyrine Mueni Matheka, Ellen E.P.W.A. Jansen, Adriaan W.H.A Hofman
Aim/Purpose: Kenya plans to be a middle-income country by the year 2030. To achieve this development target, the country has rapidly expanded its university sub-sector in order to produce the requisite skilled professionals. This has put a strain on the available PhD holders thus heightening the pressure on universities to produce more PhD graduates to meet the required larger pool of highly quali ...
PhD students’ success, background characteristics, program characteristic, mode of study
356 downloads
Haili Pan
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the kind of community value companies should provide when strengthening the relationship between customers and brands through the establishment of an online brand community, and how this kind of community value promotes customers’ sense of community engagement and willingness to spread brand reputation. The paper also discusses how an enterprise’s brand symbolism a ...
WOM, online brand community, brand symbolism, customer engagement
675 downloads
Erika Burton
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the professional development needs of educators with a Master’s degree and seeking or having a doctoral degree in education. Background: Understanding the professional development needs of educators is important for meeting these needs. The literature focuses on post-bachelor education but does not address professional development and doctoral degree needs. M ...
professional development, doctorate success, doctorate barriers, doctorate pro-gram, education doctorate, doctorate
356 downloads
Rebecca G. Mirick, Stephanie P Wladkowski
Aim/Purpose: This study explored the experiences of women doctoral students and their perceptions of the impact of this experience on their academic careers. Background: While more women than men graduate from doctoral programs in all non-STEM fields, women are more likely to take non-tenure positions or positions at less prestigious programs such as community colleges or teaching focused institu ...
parenting, doctoral education, motherhood, supports, academia
315 downloads
Saud Altaf, Muhammad Waseem Soomro, Laila Kazmi
Aim/Purpose: The clustering techniques are normally considered to determine the significant and meaningful subclasses purposed in datasets. It is an unsupervised type of Machine Learning (ML) where the objective is to form groups from objects based on their similarity and used to determine the implicit relationships between the different features of the data. Cluster Analysis is considered a signi ...
clustering, density-based, large data sets, parameter, IDCUP, arbitrary shapes
627 downloads
Golan Carmi, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose: This paper examines the behavior of financial firm employees with regard to information security procedures instituted within their organization. Furthermore, the effect of information security awareness and its importance within a firm is explored. Background: The study focuses on employees’ attitude toward compliance with information security policies (ISP), combined with various n ...
information security behavior, information security awareness, information security management, information security policy, employee compliance finan-cial corporation
467 downloads
Jason A LaFrance, Diane LaFrance, Teri D Melton
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this exploratory qualitative case study was to understand dissertation chair agency, chair preparation, and academic supports provided by experienced Educational Leadership Ed.D. dissertation chairs in the United States. Background: Previous research has identified attrition rates of 50-60 percent in education doctoral programs. This research helps identify the facu ...
doctoral dissertations, dissertation chair, doctoral attrition, doctoral reten-tion, graduation rate, educational leadership programs, educational leader-ship faculty development
254 downloads
Michael Hart, John Burke
Aim/Purpose: Based on business-IT alignment, this study addresses the understudied practice of DevOps. Background: Although organizations continue to implement DevOps practices, few studies explore connections with prior theory. This study contributes to this need by developing the DevOps strategic IT alignment model. Methodology: The sample included 57 firms from the current Forbes Global 2000 ...
DevOps, strategic IT alignment, contingency theory, continuous integration, knowledge sharing, continuous deployment, software theory
472 downloads
Delma M Ramos, Varaxy Yi
Aim/Purpose: This qualitative study examined the racist and sexist experiences of doctoral women of color in the academy. Background: Doctoral women of color (e.g., Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Latina Americans, and Native Americans) continue to experience racism and sexism in academic spaces. While few studies have explored the experiences of doctoral students of color ...
women of color, doctoral students, racist incidents, sexist incidents, oppression, marginalization, resistance, achievement, empowerment
401 downloads
Caiyun Zhuang, Guohong Chen, Xiaoyu Du
Aim/Purpose: Drawing on theories of organizational learning, this study analyzes the mechanism of Internet integration capability affecting knowledge generation by 399 Chinese enterprises. This paper will further explore whether there is a moderating role of learning orientation in the mechanism of Internet integration capability affecting enterprise knowledge generation. Background: The Internet ...
internet integration capability, organizational learning, knowledge genera-tion, learning orientation
448 downloads
Devasmita Chakraverty
Aim/Purpose: This US-based study explored various facets of impostor phenomenon experienced during PhD training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Specifically, the purpose of this research was to identify certain experiences that trigger this phenomenon. Background: Competent high-achievers who do not believe in their efforts leading to accomplishments sometimes experi ...
impostor phenomenon, impostor syndrome, doctoral training, STEM training, graduate school, mindset
859 downloads
Mina Ranjbarfard, Zeynab Hatami
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for Business Intelligence (BI) implementation projects by studying the existing BI project implementation methodologies and to compare these methodologies based on the identified CSFs. Background: The implementation of BI project has become one of the most important technological and organizational innovations ...
business intelligence, business intelligence project implementation, business intelligence implementation methodologies, Fuzzy Delphi method, critical success factors (CSF)
586 downloads
Juliann S McBrayer, Steven Tolman, Katherine Fallon
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between doctoral students’ candidacy examination scores and estimated time to degree completion, measured by dissertation progression. Background: Time to degree completion in doctoral programs continues to be an issue and reasons for high attrition rates for doctoral students are broad and include varied core com ...
doctoral program, comprehensive examination, candidacy examination, degree completion, Doctor of Education, EdD
273 downloads
Shametrice Davis, Leslie Reese, Cecelia S Griswold
Aim/Purpose: This paper examines the experiences of African American students in a doctor of education program at a comprehensive university in Southern California. Background: Qualitative case study methodology and critical race theory is used to highlight asset rather than deficit narratives of the participants, illuminating another aspect of commonly understood experiences for underrepresented ...
African Americans, critical race theory, doctoral education
279 downloads
Hani H Al-Dmour, Futon Asfour, Rand Al-Dmour, Ahmed Al-Dmour
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to examine the effect of marketing knowledge management (MKM) on bank performance via the mediating role of the Fintech innovation in Jordanian commercial banks. Background: An extensive number of studies found a significant relationship between Marketing knowledge management and bank performance (e.g., Akroush & Al-Mohammad, 2010; Hou & Chien 2010; Rezaee & Jafari, ...
marketing knowledge management, Fintech innovation, bank performance
542 downloads
Doreen Forbrig
Aim/Purpose: While scientists play a crucial role within modern knowledge societies, the attractiveness of scientific careers in Germany is moderate due to career uncertainty and the limited perspectives of long-term retention in academia. This study identifies (intra-individual) changes in the career intentions of early career researchers. Furthermore, supporting factors for the stability of rese ...
research career intention, early career researchers, stability of research career intentions, scientific career, impostor phenomenon
262 downloads
Carlos Santos-Mangudo, Antonio J. Heras
Aim/Purpose: This article proposes a methodology for selecting the initial sets for clustering categorical data. The main idea is to combine all the different values of every single criterion or attribute, to form the first proposal of the so-called multiclusters, obtaining in this way the maximum number of clusters for the whole dataset. The multiclusters thus obtained, are themselves clustered i ...
clustering, categorical data, K-Modes
444 downloads
Dr. Mansour Saleh Alabdulaziz
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the challenges Saudi doctoral students studying in UK universities face with their supervisors, shed light on their experiences, and examine the extent to which these experiences impact their ability to complete their thesis. Furthermore, the aim is to examine the aspects of supervision the students found to be effective during their studies. ...
doctoral students, supervisors, UK universities, experiences and challenges
268 downloads
Ahmed A. Al-Hunaiyyan, Andrew Thomas Bimba, Salah Alsharhan
Aim/Purpose: This study describes a conceptual model, based on the principles of concept algebra that can provide intelligent academic advice using adaptive, knowledge-based feedback. The proposed model advises students based on their traits and academic history. The system aims to deliver adaptive advice to students using historical data from previous and current students. This data-driven approa ...
e-advising, academic advising, academic model, student model, cognitive knowledge-based model, course selection, adaptive algorithm
469 downloads
Elke Stracke, Vijay Kumar
Aim/Purpose: This paper introduces the Feedback Expectation Tool (FET) as an easy-to-use and flexible pedagogical tool to encourage dialogue on feedback between supervisors and candidates. The main aim of this pedagogical innovation is to allow negotiation to understand expectations and establish boundaries through transparent practices. Background: Feedback is a key element of learning and devel ...
dialogue, doctoral supervision, expectations, feedback, Feedback Expecta-tion Tool (FET)
399 downloads
Ali Shafiq, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Anbareen Jan
Aim/Purpose: This paper found some factors which influence research supervisees’ selection of their research supervisors. Background: Research on supervisor-supervisee relationship is mostly conducted when research students have already initiated their studies. Research on how a supervisor is selected before the research begins is researched less. How do supervisees select their supervisors? Wh ...
research supervision, supervisee-supervisor relationship, postgraduate re-search, SEM, AMOS
233 downloads
Meredith L Conrey, Gene Roberts, Jr., Melissa R Fadler, Matias M Garza, Clifford V Johnson, Jr., Misty Rasmussen
Aim/Purpose: Limited research exists on the perceived value that a doctoral degree has on higher education administrators’ goals; therefore, this collective case study had two purposes. The first was to assess qualitatively the perceptions of four doctorate-holding higher education administrators to explore the potential value associated with their degrees, and the second was to determine whether ...
doctoral degree, perception of value, human capital theory, qualitative re-search methods, higher education administration, professional goals
305 downloads
Devasmita Chakraverty
Aim/Purpose: This mixed-methods research study examined impostor phenomenon during postdoctoral training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through the following research question: “What are the manifestations of the impostor phenomenon experienced during postdoctoral training in STEM?” Background: The impostor phenomenon occurs when competent, high-achieving students and ...
impostor phenomenon, impostor syndrome, higher education, post-doctoral training, socialization, STEM, STEM postdocs, transition
391 downloads
Julia Kirk, Andrew Courtner
Aim/Purpose: Many researchers have investigated factors related to why doctoral candidates do or do not persist in a doctoral program, yet, literature was not found where researchers investigated the relationship between self-directed learning and currently enrolled EdD candidates. The authors sought to understand EdD candidates’ self-direction in learning at the onset of their EdD program. The fi ...
doctoral candidate, education, self-directed learning
229 downloads
Sylvia Mendez, Katie Johanson, Valerie Martin Conley, Kinnis Gosha, Naja A Mack, Comas Haynes, Rosario A Gerhardt
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the efficacy of simulated interactive virtual conversations (chatbots) for mentoring underrepresented minority doctoral engineering students who are considering pursuing a career in the professoriate or in industry. Background: Chatbots were developed under the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Design and Developments Launch Pilot award (17 ...
chatbot, supplemental mentoring, engineering, underrepresented minority doctoral students
240 downloads
Shaoan Zhang, Chengcheng Li, Mark Carroll, P. G. Schrader
Aim/Purpose: Most programs are designed with full-time doctoral students’ characteristics and needs in mind; few programs consider the unique needs of part-time doctoral students, including time restrictions, experiences during the program, identity development, and different professional aspirations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential differences between part-time and full-ti ...
situated learning, mentoring, technology, part-time doctoral student, program design
232 downloads
Joanna Szen-Ziemianska
Aim/Purpose: One approach to helping doctoral students deal with the many challenges they face is the provision of a structured mentoring programme to complement the more traditional doctoral curriculum and supervisor relationship. This paper reports a mentoring programme containing such activities as individual consultations and peer-mentoring workshops, introduced at one of the non-public univer ...
doctoral education, doctoral students, mentoring programme, peer-mentoring, psychosocial support
264 downloads
Devasmita Chakraverty
Aim/Purpose: This study examined experiences related to the impostor phenomenon among Black doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Background: Research on the impostor phenomenon is usually focused on undergraduates, especially for Blacks, with sparse research on Black doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. This phenomenon was originally inves ...
impostor phenomenon, impostor syndrome, Black, STEM, doctoral train-ing, postdoctoral training, higher education, STEM PhD, STEM postdoc-toral scholar
276 downloads
Devasmita Chakraverty, Donna B Jeffe, Katherine P Dabney, Robert H Tai
Aim/Purpose: In response to widespread efforts to increase the size and diversity of the biomedical-research workforce in the U.S., a large-scale qualitative study was conducted to examine current and former students’ training experiences in MD (Doctor of Medicine), PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), and MD-PhD dual-degree programs. In this paper, we aimed to describe the experiences of a subset of study ...
MD-PhD program, doctoral training challenges, biomedical-research work-force, attrition, medical education
261 downloads
Laura Roberts
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine tough-love mentoring theory (TLM) as a potential way to address the problem of low graduation rates among doctoral students. Background: In order to address this purpose, the researcher presents the following: a) a validation study for assessment tools pertaining to TLM and b) a validation study of TLM theory and its two sub-theories: mentor ...
doctoral mentoring, tough-love mentoring theory, mentor integrity and trustworthiness theory, mentors’ high standards theory
233 downloads
Hanna Nori, Marja H Peura, Arto Jauhiainen
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive picture of doctoral students’ dissertation journeys using Finland as a case country. More specifically, the article examines (1) the students’ backgrounds, (2) their study motives and experiences, and (3) whether or not these elements are related. Background: Despite the massification of higher education (HE), there is a shortage o ...
doctoral students, doctoral education, doctoral capital, cluster analysis, content analysis
261 downloads
Jayson W Richardson, Marsha Carr, Jeremy L. D. Watts
Aim/Purpose: This study focuses on how a short-term international study abroad program to England impacted doctoral students’ cultural competencies. Background: The case study captures the experiences of six school leadership doctoral students who traveled abroad to East London, England. The overarching goal of this experience was to improve their self-efficacy for culturally competent school lea ...
leadership preparation, school leaders, cultural competency, culture, intercultural, study abroad, educational leadership
218 downloads
Uditha Ramanayake
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to provide important learning insights for doctoral students, researchers and practitioners who wish to research on sensitive topics with research participants from a significantly different culture from their own. Background: Embarking on doctoral research in different cultural contexts presents challenges for doctoral students, especially when researching a sensitiv ...
PhD student, doctoral research, cross-cultural research, sensitive research, autoethnography
285 downloads
Kyungmee Lee
Aim/Purpose: This article investigates thirteen students’ lived experiences on an online PhD programme, aiming to develop a better understanding of the nature of doing a PhD online. Background: A large number of adult students with full-time professional roles and other social responsibilities have returned to universities to pursue their doctoral degree in order to advance their personal and pro ...
online doctoral education, PhD programme, part-time doctoral student, co-hort community, supervision, scholarly identity, phenomenology
290 downloads
Chun Yan Yang, Li Bai
Aim/Purpose: International PhD students suffer a lot of stress. However, many studies about international students focus on identifying the stressors these students experience rather than the stress-coping strategies, and those that explore international students’ coping behaviour often report maladjustments. Background: This study intended to fill the research gap by examining the strategies tha ...
Chinese PhD students, stress coping, secondary control, qualitative interviews, psychological adjustments
234 downloads
Gaeun Seo, HeyJin T Yeo
Aim/Purpose: This qualitative study was conducted to illuminate the under-researched aspect of doctoral students’ career decision-making by examining their internal cognitive processes based on the Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory. Specifically, this study compared doctoral students’ career decision-making from two career groups, those pursuing the professoriate versus those pursuing ...
doctoral student career decision-making, professoriate career, careers beyond the professoriate, qualitative research, Cognitive Information Processing theory, graduate student career development
245 downloads
Annemarie Vaccaro, Chiquita Baylor, Desiree Forsythe, Karin Capobianco, Jana Knibb, John Olerio
Aim/Purpose: This paper contributes to the scholarly literature on intersectionality and social injustice (invisibility, hypervisibility) in higher education and serves as a model for enacting doctoral education where research, theory, and practice converge. Background: Invisibility and hypervisibility have long been documented as social injustices, but very little literature has documented how d ...
doctoral education, duoethnography, invisibility, hypervisibility, intersectionality
255 downloads
Alexander J. Hish, Gabriela A. Nagy, Caitlin M. Fang, Lisalynn Kelley, Christopher V. Nicchitta, Kafui Dzirasa, M. Zachary Rosenthal
Aim/Purpose: National and international survey studies have begun to identify heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and burnout among doctoral students. Nevertheless, little research has been done to evaluate which interventions may support doctoral student wellness. Background: To guide future interventions research, this study evaluated perceptions of the acceptability and effectiveness of ...
burnout, depression, doctoral students, intervention, wellness
194 downloads
Patrícia Silva Santos, Maria Teresa Patrício
Aim/Purpose: This article examines the experience and practice of doctoral students by focusing on different dimensions of the PhD socialization process. It addresses the question of whether university collaborations with businesses influence the experience and practice of PhD students. Background: The study explores the academic culture in the PhD process through the analysis of the experiences ...
doctoral education, academic culture, university-business collaboration, PhD student’s trajectory
214 downloads
Melanie D. M. Hudson, Lucinda S. Spaulding, Angela Y Ford, Laura E Jones
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to generate a model explaining how grit and a growth mindset develop and influence persistence in doctoral completers. Since doctoral attrition has historically plagued institutions of higher learning, with conflicting explanations reported in the literature, program leaders will benefit by understanding factors associated with ...
grit, growth mindset, doctoral persistence, higher education, personal and so-cial responsibility
350 downloads
Anna Sverdlik, Nathan C. Hall, Lynn McAlpine
Aim/Purpose: Research on doctoral students’ well-being suggests that an interplay of social and psychological factors, such as integration into the scholarly community and perceptions of self-worth, shape students’ experiences. The present research examined the role of these factors in the well-being of doctoral students. Background: Imposter syndrome has long been discussed both formally and inf ...
doctoral education, doctoral well-being, imposter syndrome, mental health, graduate education, doctoral socialization
922 downloads
Minghui Hou, Alma Jam
Aim/Purpose: In our reflexivity in this duoethnographic study, we aimed to identify and elicit the authentic voices, thoughts, and experiences of international students from China and Cameroon to explore international education equity’s complexities through the internationalization of curriculum in doctoral programs at U.S. institutions. Background: Many studies have addressed the need for educa ...
international education equity, curriculum internationalization, Chinese, Cameroon, current administration, academic, financial, community
210 downloads
Crystal R Chambers, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jessica L Samuels
Table of Contents for Volume 5, 2020 of the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education
Table of Contents, JSPTE, Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education
74 downloads
Daniel W Calhoun, Steven Tolman, Kaylee M. King
Aim/Purpose: This study examined Higher Education/Student Affairs (HE/SA) programs’ curriculum alignment with the CAS Standards. Background: HE/SA programs have a limited number of credit hours (27-65) and must structure their curriculum within the confines. The CAS Standards guides HE/SA programs and recommends this curriculum include a focus on six content areas. Methodology: A quantitativ ...
higher education programs, student affairs programs, graduate preparatory programs, professional preparation, student affairs, professional development
94 downloads
Rogelio J Capote, Leigh Cowan, Scott Breitengross, Scott J. Campbell, Adilah R Everett-Long
Roger Capote, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at CAN Community Health (CAN), oversaw the team hosting the 20th Anniversary CANDance revenue in the fall of 2019. Among the champions was Shelly Martin. Martin was well known in the area and had an extensive network that could be potential donors in the community. The morning of the event, Martin approached Capote and committed $250,000, t ...
Donor Relations, Philanthropy, Nonprofit
20 downloads
Brent Hinson, Kevin S Deary, Tina Herig, Eric L Martinez
Legit Global was a major manufacturer of residential and commercial windows. Each division of the company had their own distinct engineering services department. This allowed for custom-fit solutions and engineering organizations, but also communication gaps and inefficiencies. Would centralizing engineering services increase productivity and decrease costs, or would it hamper creativity and sow d ...
Engineering, shared services, centralization
12 downloads
Krishnan Ramanathan, Sara C Wolski, Zain Nensey, Raniel Marc Barcenas, William Nowel
Candy Mitchell, Information Technology Director at Jabil Inc., sank into her desk chair and looked out the window pensively. She had just finished reading a report from her team of data scientists about a predictive model they had created. She saw huge potential in this model as a potential solution to power Jabil’s customer growth strategy. Part of the strategy was to engage with technology start ...
Risk, Credit Ratings, Model, Credit, Electronics
22 downloads
Sarah Hanson, Yamen Elsaid, Christopher Lawson, Ivan Montero, Colin M Provine
When long-time Floridian Piers Ikerd was looking to transition from the corporate world in the summer of 2018, he sought more independence and ideally the opportunity to take over and transform an existing business. His eye fell on a struggling bar, Aces N Eights, that he was planning to transform into a well-oiled business. His work on an initial business plan convinced him that the key to improv ...
Case review, Marketing, Strategy, Bar, Restaurant, Small business
39 downloads
Chelsea Nauta, Christopher J Teodorski, Ryan Pusins, Gary W Holland, Alberto Socorro
Techgenics had a decision to make. Their vulnerability management program needed to be compliant with federal regulations and simultaneously they were being hit with budget reductions. Jay Santos had to decide what was the best path forward that met the requirements and kept cost under control.
vulnerability, security, technology
31 downloads
Will McCarty, Rachel Forsyth, Ian S Nunneley, Robert A Champagne, Allison VanderKolk
Five senior USF EMBA students are unexpectedly notified that the case study topic that they were expecting to proceed with for a capstone course assignment did not receive the required publication approval. The coronavirus pandemic only complicates the issue. The team must quickly determine what they should do instead.
Case Study, Coronavirus
58 downloads
Dan B Kaufmann
Aim/Purpose: University of South Florida & New York Market Strategy Background: The University of South Florida (USF) is looking to target new students outside the Florida Market. As well as they are trying to raise the reputation of the University. USF feels that working with a sports organization will help accomplish those objectives. Methodology: Example Case Study Contribution: Hi ...
Sports Sponsorship, Higher Education Marketing, Sports Marketing
24 downloads
Laura J Parson, Ariel Steele
Aim/Purpose: Our goal is to provide understanding of if and how the institutional factors found to contribute to a chilly climate are experienced in an international setting and provide a broader understanding of the discourses that create challenges for marginalized and underrepresented groups in STEM. Background: In August 2018 the Hungarian government stopped funding gender studies program and ...
institutional ethnography, Hungarian higher education, STEM in higher educa-tion, mathematics education
70 downloads
MU ZHANG
Aim/Purpose: Book Review: Student Learning and Development in Chinese Higher Education: College Students’ Experience in China Background: This book describes and interprets student learning and development as perceived by students in Chinese higher education institutions. Impact on Society: Overall, this book appeals to higher education scholars from all countries and regions. It is a good resou ...
student experience, student learning and development, Chinese higher education
46 downloads
Michele Tyson, Cecilia M. Orphan, Judy Marquez Kiyama, Chris A Nelson
Aim/Purpose: Neoliberal ideology in U.S. society and globally is transforming post-secondary institutions into economic drivers of their public purposes, that of promoting societal betterment and educational opportunity. Attendant with the neoliberal transformation of higher education’s purposes has been an erosion of the equity pursuits of postsecondary institutions as they privilege enrolling le ...
equity, public purposes, higher education, neoliberalism, institutional change, civic engagement
136 downloads
Gloria Crisp, Erin Doran, Vincent Carales, Christopher Potts
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to better understand the sources of mentoring and ways in which mentors, as forms of social and familial capital, facilitate the development of capital among Latinx community college students Background: A more focused and nuanced understanding of the role of mentors in further developing Latinx students’ capital is needed to guide mentoring programs in ...
Latinx, college students, mentoring, community colleges, faculty
90 downloads
Elizabeth S Wargo
Aim/Purpose: This essay highlights how the way educational places and spaces are imagined impacts higher education research, policy, and practice. Background: Drawing on the rapid transition to online education in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, dichotomous thinking about education space is problematized by examining how the physical (e.g., the lecture hall) is intertwined with the digital (e.g. ...
spatial inequality, education technology, space, facilities, blended learning
84 downloads
Isaac Prilleltensky, Samantha Dietz, Cengiz Zopluoglu, Adam Clarke, Miriam Lipsky, Christopher M. Hartnett
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure of a newly developed Culture of Mattering survey (CoM) that evaluates mattering in the context of relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and the organization as a whole. Background: Mattering can be defined as the experience of feeling valued and adding value. Despite the importance of mattering in personal and occupa ...
mattering, organizational culture, instrument development, employee, higher education
65 downloads
Dawn Culpepper, Michael A. Goodman, Lauren Norris
Aim/Purpose: This study examines how higher education and student affairs doctoral students and their partners navigate the graduate school experience through the lens of linked lives. Background: Enhancing doctoral students’ ability to integrate their academic and personal lives can contribute to positive student outcomes such as retention and satisfaction. Yet, many features of graduate educati ...
graduate students, graduate education, work-life integration
56 downloads
Anindya Kundu, David M Elcott, Erica G Foldy, Amanda S Winer
Aim/Purpose: This paper illustrates the relationship between graduate students’ social identities and their ability to persevere in an academically rigorous graduate setting. Through our analysis we show that while many students experience marginalization and threats to their identity, they display no less grit than those who do not experience marginalization and threats to their identity. Backg ...
grit, social identity threat, marginalization
78 downloads
Veronica Adele Jones, Ryan A. Miller
Aim/Purpose: The following questions guided this study: 1) What are the major types of four-year graduation policies and plans being implemented by public four-year colleges and universities? 2) What explicit and implicit messages do leaders convey in constructing four-year graduation policies and plans? 3) What messages might four-year graduation policies and plans send to minoritized student pop ...
four-year graduation, timely graduation, degree completion, discourse, criti-cal discourse analysis
34 downloads
Agyei Fosu
Aim/Purpose The goal of this study was to investigate the financial management practices of SMMEs operating in under developed regions as a challenge facing SMMEs operating in underdeveloped regions using former Transkei Homelands in Eastern Cape Province as a case study. Background In South Africa, the works of Cameron and Miller (2008) highlights that South Africa is ranked among top countr ...
Financial management skills, SMMEs, underdeveloped regions.
40 downloads
Shrimatee H Ojah Maharaj
Housing preferences are changing. According to (Koebel, Lang, & Danielsen, 2004; Kolson, 2016; Myers & Ryu, 2008; Shaver, 2017; Woo, 2016), the largest demographic, the millennials, prefer low- to mid-rise housing units that are in the walkable urban core areas. These areas have access to cultural activities, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and other amenities such as parks. The retiring baby ...
Missing middle housing, millennials, baby boomers, traditional, neo-traditional neighborhoods, diversity of housing types, walkability, perception and design, perceived-density.
66 downloads
Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff, INTAN BALKIS SOHAIMI, Nurul Nadia Ya'akob, Nursalwani Muhamad
Aim/Purpose Low cost airline passengers are sensitive towards value for money. They also have their own preferences and perceptions on what encompasses value. This paper discusses passenger intentions to purchase halal food with a specific reference to Malaysia, which has a majority Muslim population (57%). The purpose of this study is to determine the most influential factors that explain passen ...
Passenger intention, low cost carriers (LCC), in-flight halal food, purchasing intention
34 downloads
Shrimatee H Ojah Maharaj
There is a need for a variety of low-rise housing types in walkable urban core neighborhoods. These housing types once existed in the urban core but are now missing. Daniel Parolek (CNU, 2018) proposed bringing back the Missing Middle Housing (MMH) types as one way to increase the supply. However, the risks of regulations, neighborhood opposition to increased densities, and apparent under-capitali ...
Missing Middle Housing types (MMH), Diverse Housing Types, Traditional Neighborhoods, Urban Core, Qualitative Data Analysis, Grounded Theory, NVivo, Barriers, Millennials, Boomers, Risk, Risk Reduction, Capital Flow, Supply in Housing
24 downloads
Nozipho Giba-Fosu
Aim/Purpose The main aim of this study was to investigate the status of records management program at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) using the Nelson Mandela Drive Site of Mthatha Campus as a case study. Background For an organization to function effectively, records (both in electronic and paper format) need to be captured, recorded and secured in order to ensure their authenticity, integ ...
Records management, institution of higher learning, administration, Walter Sisulu University (WSU)
57 downloads
Shrimatee H Ojah Maharaj
An underlying theme of risk, risk reduction, and capital emerged from qualitative research on the factors that affect the supply of the MMH types in urban core neighborhoods in Tampa Bay, Florida (Ojah Maharaj, 2018a). This theme emerged from interviews conducted with different stakeholders, leaders, and experts related to MMH types in the area. The research uncovered the core and underlying facto ...
Risk, Capital, Risk Reduction, Novel Idea, Grounded Theory on Missing Middle Housing (MMH) Types, Missing Middle Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Stakeholders, Developers’ Alliance, Cooperative Risk Reduction, Capital Strategy
22 downloads
Denise A Breckon, Kate L Goldberg, Candace C Pruett, Maria A Harsanyi, Robert C Rodriguez
A systematic review was conducted for a state-sponsored workforce board, a non-profit quasi-governmental workforce development organization located in the northeastern U.S., to determine what are the most effective career training programs in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, and marine economy industries for job seekers in U.S. based organizations. The absorptive capacity theory wa ...
absorptive capacity, career development, employment, hiring, OJT, systematic review, workforce board, workforce initiatives
66 downloads
Anthony L Hinen
In over 40 years in the workplace, I have witnessed creativity and communication stifled because of toxic leadership. Though my experience was in the military and my research was with the military, my goal is to better understand toxic leadership to inform potential mitigation techniques that are applicable to both business and military environments. Toxic leaders tend to draw conclusions hastily ...
Abusive, Behavior, Control, Destructive, Organizational
75 downloads
Dennis H Kimerer
This research summary for practice looks at the factors impacting employee turnover in Central Florida sales organizations. Surprisingly compensation is not the factor most recognized by participants in my research study. Flexibility and dynamics were most important and included discussions along scheduling to key performance indicators.
Sales, Turnover, Internal, External, Dynamics, Flexibility
23 downloads
Robert J Rohrlack, Jr
There are over 7,000 chambers of commerce in the United States. Most are led by a paid staff Executive who serves for multiple years as a fulltime employee. They are also driven by a volunteer Chairperson who, typically, serves for one year. Working together is critical for organizational success.
Chamber of commerce, Leadership, advocacy, convening, competition, self-promotion
30 downloads
Charles M Hilterbrand
This study intended to address the question, “How would a purchase price be impacted if a seller provided buyers a notice that the residential property that has been listed for sale is located within a Potential Impact Radius (PIR) of a natural gas transmission line?” Does the notice of the location affect the purchase value a buyer is willing to offer for a residential property? Does the percei ...
Easement, Right of Way, Pipeline, Land Use, Disclosure, High Consequence Area
8 downloads
Patty LePage
With veteran retention rates as low as 20% to 35%, in the first two years post-service transition, organizations need to have a better understanding of the factors that affect veteran churn (Ford, 2017). This high rate of churn has a huge financial impact on employers, costing billions of dollars in addition to the loss of productivity. In addition to the high cost for employers, veterans are also ...
Veteran integration, veteran culture, veteran transition, cultural competency, social support, supportive leadership, social identity theory, combat disabilities, Maslow’s Hierarchy, mental health, veteran churn, veteran retention
61 downloads
Denise A Breckon, Juan C Cruz, Katherine Kemmerer, Bryce Adams
The purpose of this systematic review is to explore retaliation within organizations and their culture. Specifically, this research examines extant scholarly literature regarding retaliation and how senior leaders, managers, and workers can help reduce it. Further, this study provides organizations intervention recommendations to help mitigate retaliation in small and medium organizations. In t ...
Collective identity, complaint, complex adaptive systems, inclusive, justice, retaliation, systematic review
52 downloads
michael donahue
The dissertation culminates in an artifact creation called the Practitioner Driven Action Research (PDAR) framework. It was conceptualized, refined, and field-tested during a yearlong Action Research project at the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). PDAR focuses on immediate problem-solving and driving practitioners towards adopting action-driven outcomes grounded in Action Rese ...
Action Research, Organizational Problem Solving, Mixed Methodology, Quantitative Research
13 downloads
Jaime E Peters, William P Butler, Elizabeth Boyle, Andrew Thomas, Gretchen A Decker
Drawing from telework and organizational politics literature, this case study of a sales team at Midwest Global Manufacturing (MGM) sought to understand whether the work location of office-based employees and teleworkers influenced their perceptions of organizational politics (POP). The commonly held belief was that given the numerous outcome differences teleworkers experience, they would also ha ...
perceptions of organizational politics, telework, telecommute, organizational politics
101 downloads
Lily Bi
Internal audit independence lays the foundation for its assurance services. Although the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) requires that chief audit executives (CAE) report to the board to ensure internal audit independence, regulations are silent on this requirement. The variances of governance models added complexity. CAEs’ relationship with the board differs depending on the organization’s ...
audit committee, board, board structure, corporate governance, internal audit independence, IIA Standards
46 downloads
Joseph Hodges
Rural communities are often overlooked when it comes to offering cutting edge consumer healthcare technologies. Mobile applications usually exclude populations in rural demographics due to the infrastructure requirements and available technology in the region. The population studied is a low income rural health plan in southwest Georgia. They are uniquely considered as they have the highest he ...
Mobile applications, Platform development, Assimilation gaps, Design Science Research (DSR), Elaborated Action Design Research (EADR), Multi-level assimilation gaps, Rural healthcare, Consumer platforms
24 downloads
Pete Kirtland
Lack of workplace retirement plan adoption by small business owners is driving todays retirement savings crisis. This paper addresses how the use of two artefacts that were developed and implemented using nudging principles influenced small business owners to adopt workplace retirement plans at a much higher rate.
Nudging, status quo bias, information asymmetry, action design research, savings crisis, covereage crisis
37 downloads
Christian G Koch
In March 2011, Warren Buffett stepped into chaos. The Chairman of one of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries, David Sokol, had resigned his position, but there was more to the story. As soon as Buffett is informed of the insider trading claim, the situation turns into a decision-making problem with four core elements: 1) Managerially difficult; 2) Emotionally charged; 3) Intense media coverage; 4) Eth ...
Warren Buffett, Insider Trading, Ethics, leadership, Stockdale Paradox, Case Study
93 downloads
John Onyeaku
Organizations have long struggled with appropriate interventions to mitigate knowledge worker turnover. Because of their unique skills, knowledge workers have a considerably higher rate of turnover than traditional workers, and they are expensive to replace. Organizations use performance appraisal systems to identify and retain critical employees. Knowledge workers enable organizations to remain c ...
Performance appraisal, appraisal systems, knowledge worker, knowledge worker segmentation, competent rater, retention, systematic review
84 downloads
Ruben Cintron
Strategic acquisitions continue to emerge as a critical business strategy to expand an organization’s sales, customer bases, and growth opportunities. However, research and anecdotal evidence highlights that many of the strategic acquisitions fail to achieve their stated financial and non-financial goals (Mirvis & Marks, 2011). Many theories constructed to explain this phenomenon. However, there ...
Acculturation, acquisitions, organizational culture, post-acquisition, and sociocultural
56 downloads
Chrissann R. Ruehle
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Consequently, there has been considerable hype, interest, and even misinformation in the media regarding this emergent technology. Practitioners and academics alike are interested in learning how this market functions in order to make evidence-based decisions regarding its adoption. The purpose of this man ...
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Organizational Ethics, AI Adoption, Technology-Organization-Environment Framework, TOE Framework
41 downloads
Chad M Jones
In Huston’s (2010) framework regarding financial literacy, she provides the following conceptual model (Fig 1). This model, which is widely accepted within the research on financial literacy since 2010, reveals that while financial literacy is certainly part of the story influencing financial behavior, it is not the whole story. We see that Huston includes “other factors” as informing financial ...
Financial literacy, financial behavior, financial planners, self-efficacy, self-control
45 downloads
Denise A Breckon, Deanna L. Ammons, Frank Badi, Chelsea Barker Walsh
The Ministry of Tourism and Arts (2018) identified an overall goal of utilizing Zambia’s natural and cultural resources as a tourism driver to increase economic growth for the country. However, the industry has experienced problems with attrition, productivity, and high mortality rates of wildlife police officers (WPOs) which negatively affects the ability to protect the wildlife and natural resou ...
Africa, health program, HIV/AIDS policy, MOTA, rapid evidence assessment, systematic review, tourism, wildlife police officer, workplace wellness, Zambia
54 downloads
Mark J Mattia
Despite having tried extensively to recruit females to the financial management sector, the industry finds women remain a distinct minority. This paper utilizes the 2017 National Survey of College Graduates to further examine the female financial manager retention issue. The findings confirm that females who studied finance are not working in their field (positions closely related to finance) to ...
Financial management, gender, financial services, financial planning, job satisfaction, work motivation, self-determination theory
38 downloads
Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd
This document contains the description of the InSITE conference and the schedule. A printable copy of the full conference proceedings can be downloaded from http://proceedings.informingscience.org/InSITE2020/InSITE_2020_Proceedings.pdf
InSITE, informing science, IT Education, proceedings, conference
29 downloads
Michael Jones
Table of Contents: Proceedings of the 2020 InSITE Conference
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
28 downloads
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: This study examined how peer feedback, received and given face-to-face and on the course site, shapes the teacher’s image, from the student’s point of view as the one providing and receiving feedback. Background: This study examined the effect of receiving and giving peer feedback, face-to-face and on the course site, on forming the teacher’s image, from the student’s point of view a ...
preservice teachers, written feedback, oral feedback, peer feedback, social emotional learning (SEL), public feedback, virtual feedback
26 downloads
Norman Van Wyk, Kevin A. Johnston, Klaus Moeller, Florian Haas
Aim/Purpose: Academics are often requested to create and teach courses for emerging technologies with perhaps no experience or guidance on how to do so. Background: A Framework to develop IT courses for emerging technologies was created and tested to assist academics; the framework was then tested by developing an IoT course. Methodology: A literature review was conducted to discover theories, m ...
instructional design, framework, motivation, course development, educa-tional technology, emerging technology
65 downloads
Yahel Giat, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose: The first goal is to develop a decision support system for pricing and production amounts for a firm facing high levels of product returns. The second goal is to improve the management of the product returns process. Background: A food importer and manufacturer in Israel with a significant product returns rate. Methodology: A decision support module was added to the plant’s informat ...
supply chain, pricing model, Israel, food industry, product returns, decision support system, ergonomics
12 downloads
Ulrich Schmitt, Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: While traditional Knowledge Management (KM) continues to neglect the self-interests of knowledge workers as well as generative innovation potentials, it also seems unable to respond to rising complexities, opportunity divides, and entropies. This article follows up on a decentralized KM system-in-progress with a specific focus on how its alternative architecture seeks to address the s ...
knowledge management, personal knowledge management system, design science research, informing system, digital platform ecosystem, generativity, entropy
18 downloads
Maor Weinberger, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose: In this exploratory study we examine personal information management within music streaming applications. Also, we investigate the sense of ownership over songs being played on music streaming applications and whether the use of these services may be considered a social activity. In addition, we explore the extent of user privacy concern in using music streaming applications. Backgr ...
music streaming applications, personal information management, privacy, music genre, social activity
25 downloads
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: The paper introduces new concepts including the cognitive map, message atoms, and message resonance. Background: Existing models of the informing process cannot explain how messages are created nor how people deal with multiple messages. Methodology: Theory development. Contribution: The theories presented offer new ways to conceptualize the informing process. Findings: Th ...
cognitive map, informing science, message fragment, message resonance
30 downloads
Albertus A. K. Buitendag, Frederik Gerhardus Hattingh
Aim/Purpose: In this research the authors present the designs of three different knowledge object meta-data wrapper models as a supportive technology to assist the knowledge intensive operations of a network of knowledge, such as a living lab. Background: Within any knowledge driven network environment there is a need to increase the corporate knowledge capacity of the network. The role of exp ...
JSON, JSON-LD, knowledge objects, network of knowledge, knowledge ob-ject wrappers
17 downloads
Vaughan Henriques, Maureen Tanner
Aim/Purpose: Given the underlying philosophy of the agile manifesto, this study investigates whether an increase in agile maturity is associated with improved perceived project success. Background: The underlying philosophy of the agile manifesto is embodied in principle one which promotes the continuous delivery of software that is deemed valuable by the customer, while principle twelve encourag ...
Agile, Scrum, XP, Maturity Model, Agile Maturity Model, Agile Process Im-provement, Project Success, Agile Success
35 downloads
Christine Bakke
Aim/Purpose: To examine crowd-sourced programming as an experiential learning, instructional medium. The goal is to provide real-time, real-world, artificial intelligence programming without textbook instructional materials. Background: Open source software has resulted in loosely knit communities of global software developers that work together on a software project. Taking open source software ...
crowd-sourced programming, artificial intelligence, software development, programming, experiential learning, inquiry education, mob programming, artificial intelligence
17 downloads
Frederik Gerhardus Hattingh, Albertus A. K. Buitendag, Manoj Lall
Aim/Purpose: In this paper the authors explore and analyse the literature to determine the common reasons why a student may choose to plagiarise. The predominant purpose of the research formed part of a larger study to develop metrics and methods to identify potential plagiarism within coding-based assignments. Methodology: A systematic literature review with the objective to identify and rank ...
students’ attitudes towards plagiarism, plagiarism metrics, plagiarism deterrents
34 downloads
Agyei Fosu
[The full paper was previously published in the International Journal of Community Development & Management Studies, 3, 65-77.] Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to expand the knowledge base on factors likely to impede implementation and adoption of web-based learning management systems to blend with traditional methods of lecturing in universities to cater for the next generation of le ...
ICTs, next generation of learners, teaching, technological skills, lecturers, web-based learning management system, 21st century digital economies
9 downloads
Terry McGovern
Aim/Purpose: To inform educational stakeholders about of the emerging digital educational badging technology, the industry, and how it applies to adult learning. Background: An overview of the developing badging system, concepts, key terminology, advantages, challenges, and examples of badge utilization. Methodology: Exploratory study. Contribution: Makes known how the current state of the badg ...
badges, open badges, badging, access to higher education, transcript ambi-guity, credential-fraud, open pathways, badge challenges
12 downloads
Joy Penman, Glenna C Lear
Aim/Purpose: [This Proceedings paper was revised and published in the journal "Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology,"16, 21-40.] The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the learning that happens in assuming a supervisee’s role during the postgraduate study. Background: The facilitators and barriers students encountered while pursuing postgraduate studies, strategies to ach ...
postgraduate study, supervisee, autoethnographic reflection, supervisory relationship, transformation
12 downloads
Alrence S Halibas, Rolou Lyn Maata, Mohamed Abdul Kader Varusai, Ali Al-Badi, Peyman Nouraey
[This Proceedings paper was revised and published in the journal "Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology," 16, 21-40.] Aim/Purpose: The need for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to maximize the use of their intellectual property and strategic resources for research and teaching has become ever more evident in recent years. Furthermore, little attention is paid in developing ...
knowledge management, knowledge management system, research-teaching nexus, social computing, tacit knowledge
11 downloads
Grandon Gill, Tommy R Gill
[This Proceedings paper was revised and published in the journal "Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline," 23, 47-76.] Aim/Purpose: Use of the term “rigor” is ubiquitous in the research community. But do we actually know what it means, and how it applies to transdisciplinary research? Background: Too often, rigor is presumed to mean following an establis ...
rigor, relevance, resonance, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, research
14 downloads
Dror Mughaz, Michael Cohen, Sagit Mejahez, Tal Ades, Dan Bouhnik
[This Proceedings paper was revised and published in the "Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning," 16, 1-17.] 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 h ...
deep-learning, text-mining, Hebrew, subject-tagger
10 downloads
Ruti Gafni, Anat Goldstein
Aim/Purpose: [The full version of this paper is published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL) https://doi.org/10.28945/4617] 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, exploring the effect of multicultural virtu ...
procrastination, virtual teams, multicultural teams, individual procrastination
13 downloads
Kenneth A. Grant, Michael Moorhouse, Candace T Grant
Aim/Purpose: To guide faculty who wish to use the case method in large undergraduate classes Background: The paper reviews a range of case teaching methods and provides specific guidance on how to use them in various classroom situations. Methodology: Literature review, reflective experience, interviews, and surveys Contribution: This paper addresses a gap in case teaching research which ...
case teaching, active learning, experiential learning, large classes
20 downloads
Clara A. Nkhoma, Mathews Nkhoma, Susan Thomas, Nha Quoc Le
Aim/Purpose: This study will review the existing literature on the advantages and challenges associated with rubric design and implementation. The role of rubric as an authentic assessment instrument will also be discussed. Background: This study provides an overall understanding of ‘rubric design, the benefits and challenges of using rubrics, which will be useful for both practitioners and res ...
rubric, authentic assessment, rubric design, assessment method, scoring guide
51 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 22 of Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2019
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
99 downloads
Ulrich Schmitt, Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: In a world of rapidly expanding complexity and exponentially increasing data availability, IT-based knowledge management tools will be needed to manage and curate available information. This paper looks at a particular tool architecture that has been previously proposed: The Personal Knowledge Management System (PKMS). The specific focus is on how the proposed architecture conforms to ...
knowledge management, personal knowledge management system, design sci-ence research, design evolution, informing system, digital platform ecosystem, fitness-utility-model, generativity
133 downloads
Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov, Katia Rasheva-Yordanova, Stefka Toleva-Stoimenova
Aim/Purpose: The growing complexity of the business environment and business processes as well as the Big Data phenomenon has an impact on every area of human activity nowadays. This new reality challenges the effectiveness of traditional narrowly oriented professional education. New areas of competences emerged as a synergy of multiple knowledge areas – transdisciplines. Informing Science and Dat ...
informing science, data science, transdiscipline, education
116 downloads
Dilip Singh Sisodia
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to propose an ensemble learners based classification model for classification clickbaits from genuine article headlines. Background: Clickbaits are online articles with deliberately designed misleading titles for luring more and more readers to open the intended web page. Clickbaits are used to tempted visitors to click on a particular link either to moneti ...
authentic news; clickbaits; ensemble learning; natural language processing; performance measures
161 downloads
Francisco López-Cantos
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we address the theoretical challenges today’s scientific community faces to precisely draw lines between true and false pictures. In particular, we focus on problems related to the hidden wonders of science and the shiny images produced for scientific papers or to appeal to wider audiences. Background: As rumors (hoaxes) and false news (fake news) explode across socie ...
fake pictures, scientific fraud, scientific pictures, public understanding of sci-ence, science communication, science journalism
106 downloads
Vladimir V.S. Mokiy
Aim/Purpose: Absence of new scientific approaches and specialists (generalists), who professionally obtain such approaches, is one of the main reasons for an ineffective solution of complex multifactor problems of the modern society. Background: The article briefly describes the concept of systems transdisciplinary integration of knowledge of different scientific disciplines. Also, it shows an op ...
transdisciplinarity, synthesis of knowledge, generalists, systems transdisciplinary approach
69 downloads
Vladimir S. Mokiy
Aim/Purpose: The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first official definition of the term “transdisciplinarity.” This paper focuses on a critical analysis of the development of modern transdisciplinarity since its inception. Background: The article presents two main directions for the development of transdisciplinarity. It also shows its identification features, strengths, and weaknesses ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems transdisciplinary ap-proach, higher education, unicentrism, Russian school of transdisciplinarity
191 downloads
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: This series of papers on Fake News: Bias, Misinformation, and Disinformation examines fake news from an Informing Science perspective. As such, the papers in this special series make novel con-tributions to the field by viewing the issues through the transdisciplinary lens of informing science. This series makes no claim to summarize or review all that has been written on this topic. ...
informing science, bias, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake news
67 downloads
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: Many disciplines have addressed the issue of “fake news.” This topic is of central concern to the transdiscipline of Informing Science, which endeavors to understand all issues related to informing. This paper endeavors to build a model to address not only fake news but all informing and misin-forming. To do this, it explores how errors get into informing systems, the issue of bias, a ...
informing science, bias, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake news
72 downloads
Grandon Gill
The present paper identifies a variety of conceptual schemes that have emerged within informing science and consider how they might be applied to fake news. The paper begins with a brief overview of fake news. This is followed presentations of various models identified in a two-volume survey of informing science. The models presented include those dealing with extrinsic (i.e., environmental) compl ...
fake news, informing science, extrinsic complexity, conceptual scheme
63 downloads
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: The paper provides general background on the who, what, when, and why of deception. Methodology: It uses a naturalistic observational methodology. Whenever possible, the paper provides examples. Contribution: The research cited in this paper comes from a large variety of disparate fields of study. As such, it is one of the few multidisciplinary attempts to understand de-ception ...
deception, principles, tactics, fake news
93 downloads
Eli Cohen, Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd
Aim/Purpose: The paper explores the success of KGB Operation SIG to incite hatred and create chaos against a democracy Background: About 50 years ago, the KGB created the means to create upheaval in the Mid-dle East. This paper explores one such campaign and its successor campaign, revealing some disinformation techniques in use today. Methodology: The paper brings together literature from man ...
informing science, bias, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake news, deception, Russia, Operation SIG, PLO, Nazi, Israel, KGB
164 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 18, 2019
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice
107 downloads
Christopher Cheong
JITE: Research, Volume 18, 2019, Table of Contents
table of contents, JITE, IT education
221 downloads
Maurice m Danaher, Kevin Schoepp, Ashely Ater Kranov
Aim/Purpose: Assessing non-technical skills is very difficult and current approaches typically assess the skills separately. There is a need for better quality assessment of these skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Background: A method has been developed for the computing discipline that assesses all six non-technical skills prescribed by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering an ...
computing education, learning outcomes, employability, transferable skills, assessment
373 downloads
Claire McGuinness, Crystal Fulton
Aim/Purpose: This paper reports on a case study project which had three goals; to develop a suite of original interactive digital skills e-tutorials to be embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate courses; to evaluate the students’ experience and engagement with the e-tutorials over one semester; and to explore their general attitudes towards online and blended learning. Background: Online and b ...
blended learning, digital literacy, e-learning, e-tutorials, higher education, online learning, online tutorials
1685 downloads
Pauline Salim Muljana, Tian Luo
Aim/Purpose: This systematic literature review investigates the underlying factors that influence the gap between the popularity of online learning and its completion rate. The review scope within this paper includes an observation of possible causal aspects within the non-ideal completion rates in online learning environments and an identification of recommended strategies to increase retention r ...
student retention, online learning, instructional strategies, higher education
959 downloads
Hwee-Joo Kam, Pairin Katerattanakul
Aim/Purpose: In this study, the researchers investigated whether the out-of-class learning approach could help the students to attain any valuable learning outcomes for cybersecurity learning and could enhance the perceived value of cybersecurity education among the students. Background: Cybersecurity learning poses challenges for its students to learn a complicated subject matter and the student ...
cybersecurity education, out-of-class learning, learning outcomes
263 downloads
Philip Olu Jegede, Emmanuel A. Olajubu, Adekunle Olugbenga Ejidokun, Isaac Oluwafemi Elesemoyo
Aim/Purpose: The study examined types of errors made by novice programmers in different Java concepts with students of different ability levels in programming as well as the perceived causes of such errors. Background: To improve code writing and debugging skills, efforts have been made to taxonomize programming errors and their causes. However, most of the studies employed omnibus approaches, ...
concept, Java, achievement level, error analysis, programming
249 downloads
Mohammad Ali Rostaminezhad
Aim/Purpose: Students’ perceptions about feedback in e-tests have not been studied using qualitative methods. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the students' attitude towards electronic tests, focusing on the feedback. Background: Despite the advantages of electronic tests, it is one of the neglected technologies in the students’ evaluation process. Based on the technolog ...
electronic test, assessment, feedback, student perceptions, instant feedback
321 downloads
Noga Magen- Nagar, Hanna Shachar, Osnat Argaman
Aim/Purpose: The current study examines the impact of an intervention program to train teachers to collaborate with their students while creating digital games. Background: Teachers seem unable to leverage the potential of ICT to present students with a rich learning environment. ICT integration is usually at a relatively simple and concrete level without changing the traditional teacher-student ...
collaboration, digital games, 21st-century skills, teacher training, professional development, intrinsic motivation, resistance to change
198 downloads
Arnon Hershkovitz, Mohamed ali Abu Elhija, Daher Zedan
Aim/Purpose: To study associations between elementary-, middle- and high-school students’ perceptions of classroom environment and student-teacher relationship and their out-of-class communication practices via WhatsApp app. Background: Communication between students and teachers is usually extended beyond the classroom’s time and space. This communication, referred to as out-of-class communicati ...
out-of-class communication, student-teacher relationship, classroom environ-ment, social media, instant messaging, WhatsApp
405 downloads
Pınar Nuhoğlu Kibar, Kevin Sullivan, Buket Akkoyunlu
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of this study was modeling a collaborative process for knowledge visualization, via the creation of infographics. Background: As an effective method for visualizing complex information, creating infographics requires learners to generate and cultivate a deep knowledge of content and enables them to concisely visualize and share this knowledge. This study investigates cre ...
creating infographics, knowledge visualization, infographic design model, Bridge21 learning model
161 downloads
Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
Aim/Purpose: Educational robotics competitions are a popular way to increase students’ interest in science and engineering during their K-12 years. However, female students are typically underrepresented in these competitions. The goal of this study is to determine differences in the experiences of male and female robotics competition students in order to better support female students and increas ...
gender, robotics, programming, competitions, STEM
260 downloads
Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to explore whether having state Computer Science standards in place will increase young children’s exposure to coding and powerful ideas from computer science in the early years. Background: Computer science education in the K-2 educational segment is receiving a growing amount of attention as national and state educational frameworks are emerging. By focusing on the ...
early childhood, computer science, coding, STEM, policies, frameworks
245 downloads
Bronwyn Hegarty, Matt Thompson
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate how the facilitation of a vocational lecturer (teacher) influenced the engagement of fifteen carpentry students during their learning. This facilitation occurred while the students used smartphones and mobile applications to create visual assessment ePortfolios. Background: To encourage independence and peer collaboration, when creating their v ...
student engagement, mobile technologies, smartphones, eportfolios, vocational learning
338 downloads
Francesc M Esteve-Mon, Jordi Adell-Segura, María Ángeles Llopis Nebot, Gracia Valdeolivas Novella, Julio Pacheco Aparicio
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to describe and demonstrate the results of an intervention through educational robotics to improve the computational thinking of student teachers. Background: Educational robotics has been increasing in school classrooms for the development of computational thinking and digital competence. However, there is a lack of research on how to prepare future teachers of Ki ...
computational thinking, educational robotics, digital competence, student teachers
327 downloads
Yolanda Belo, Sérgio Moro, António Martins, Pedro Ramos, Joana Martinho Costa, Joaquim Esmerado
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a data mining approach for analyzing responses to advanced declarative programming questions. The goal of this research is to find a model that can explain the results obtained by students when they perform exams with Constructed Response questions and with equivalent Multiple-Choice Questions. Background: The assessment of acquired knowledge is a fundamental role ...
constructed response, multiple-choice questions, educational data mining, support vector machine, neural networks
76 downloads
Lamiae dounas, Camille Salinesi, Omar EL beqqali
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we highlight the need to monitor and diagnose adaptive e-learning systems requirements at runtime to develop a better understanding of their behavior during learning activities and improve their design. Our focus is to reveal which learning requirements the adaptive system is satisfying while still evolving and to provide specific recommendations regarding what actions ...
runtime requirements, requirements compliance, adaptive e-learning system, learning analytics, goal modeling, adaptive e-learning system, evaluation
213 downloads
Ramadan Abdunabi, Ilham Hbaci, Heng-Yu Ku
Aim/Purpose: Currently, Information Systems (IS) departments in business schools are moving towards integrating learning to program or code in their undergraduate core courses. Many factors affecting IS student success in learning to program have been identified, but there is still a dearth of knowledge about student perceptions on their own competence. The purpose of this study was to investigate ...
Information systems, programming self-efficacy, IS student classification, competent programmers.
242 downloads
Alona Forkosh Baruch, Orit Avidov Ungar
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to evaluate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) implementation in academic colleges of education. The article offers a conceptual framework for ICT implementation within teacher education in the information era, which combines an array of frameworks and addresses the needs of teacher education. Background: The study examines the components of ICT implementat ...
ICT implementation, colleges of education, models of implementation, ICT literacy, online questionnaire, pre-service teachers
885 downloads
Heydy R Robles, Janitza Guerrero, Humberto LLinas, PEDRO MONTERO
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the online teacher- students’ interactions using WhatsApp, an instant messaging tool, and to identify the students’ view towards the use of that tool in a law course from a higher education institution in Colombia. Background: WhatsApp is a trending tool that is ultimately being used in academic contexts. However, little research is known on t ...
mobile learning, WhatsApp, higher education, interaction, law
293 downloads
Ahmed Al-Azawei
Aim/Purpose: This research investigates the success variables affecting the adoption of social networking sites (SNS), namely Facebook, and learning management systems (LMS), specifically Moodle, in developing countries. Background: In contemporary education, universities invest heavily in the integration of LMS with traditional classrooms. Conversely, such technologies face a high rate of fail ...
social networking sites (SNS), learning management systems (LMS), DeLone and McLean’s Information Systems Success (D&M ISS) model, higher education, the Middle East
339 downloads
Ivy M. Tarun
Aim/Purpose: There is a huge array of educational technology tools that are now in use today. These tools have changed the way teachers teach and the way students learn. Among the many educational technology tools that are gaining popularity are the online collaboration tools. Online collaboration tools are web-based tools that allow individuals to do things together online like messaging, file sh ...
online collaboration tool, software effectiveness, educational technology, usability metrics
383 downloads
Mahdum Mahdum, Hadriana Hadriana, Maria Safriyanti
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to investigate the perceptions and motivations of state senior high school teachers in rural districts in Indonesia towards ICT use in learning activities. Background: In 2013, Indonesian government launched an ICT-based curriculum known as 2013 Curriculum. According to this curriculum, ICT must be integrated into all subjects as learning resources and media. Even tho ...
perception, motivation, teachers, Indonesia, ICT use, 2013 curriculum
392 downloads
Abdullah S Alqahtani
Aim/Purpose: Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students, and parents. This research aims to investigate the impact of using the Edmodo network among the students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University and students’ attitudes toward it. Background: The creators of e-learning systems have recently taken remarkable strides, including the development of a full range ...
Edmodo, academic social media, blended learning, e-learning networks
352 downloads
Sibongile S Simelane-Mnisi, Andile Mji
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether the effectiveness of the Technology-engagement Teaching Strategy using personal response systems with student’s approaches to learning will increase the pass rate in the Mathematics course Background: The challenge in this study was to develop the learning activities that accommodate individual differences and diversity in l ...
teaching strategy, personal response systems, students’ approaches to learning, mathematics, higher education
123 downloads
Nazym Suleimen
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study is to examine and understand the attitude of Kazakhstani universities’ instructors towards ICT integration into the curriculum and to find out the relationship between instructors’ attitudes towards ICT and their actual usage of ICT for teaching and learning processes. Background: The Kazakhstani government has taken initiatives and developed state programs t ...
ICT integration into curriculum, attitude towards ICT use in teaching, barriers to integrating ICT into teaching, ICT in higher education
125 downloads
Christine Zaza, Elena Neiterman
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore whether students’ self-initiated personal technology use differ by class size as well as to explore students and instructors’ perspectives on whether students’ technology use in class is a problem. Background: Because class size influences several aspects of student engagement, it is plausible that class size would affect students’ technology beha ...
media in education, post-secondary education, pedagogical issues, improving classroom teaching, laptop multitasking
380 downloads
Islam Alomari, Hosam Al-Samarraie, Reem Yousef
Aim/Purpose: This study reviewed previous research on the role of gamification techniques in promoting students’ learning. Background: The role of gamification in promoting students’ learning has been investigated empirically by many scholars. To date, mixed results about the effectiveness of gamification have been reported, and researchers frequently argue that the inappropriateness of certain t ...
gamification, gamified learning activities, higher education, lifelong learning
507 downloads
Rıdvan Ata, Kasım Yıldırım
Aim/Purpose: The principal aim of this study was to reveal digital citizenship levels of pre-service teachers enrolled in 1st and 2nd year in the education faculty at the Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University in Muğla, Turkey. Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of digital citizenship and their patterns of knowledge of digital citizenship were explored. Background: This study examines the concepts of digit ...
digital citizenship, pre-service primary school teachers, digital technologies, internet
146 downloads
Emmanuel Fokides, Penelope Atsikpasi, Polyxeni Kaimara, Ioannis Deliyannis
Aim/Purpose: This work examines which factors influence user views on the learning effectiveness of serious games. For that matter, a model was developed and tested. Background: Although the impact of serious games on learning is their most widely ex-amined aspect, research is spread thin across a large number of studies having little in common in terms of their settings, samples, and learning su ...
enjoyment, learning effectiveness, serious games, structural equation modeling, subjective narration quality, subjective realism
149 downloads
Araya Ramsin, Hayley J Mayall
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether ESL students in Thailand felt comfortable and confident using online course management tools as indicated by the levels of their online learning self-efficacy. Background: While online learning has become commonplace in most US based universities, some international educational institutions are just now dealing with the enormous task o ...
online learning, ESL learners, self-efficacy
162 downloads
Yusep Rosmansyah, Mohamad Achiruzaman, Ariq Bani Hardi
Aim/Purpose: This research proposed a 3D multiuser virtual learning environment (3DMUVLE) educational game design framework by combining ATMSG, ADDIE, E-Simulation, and 3D Open Simulator Technology Architecture. This paper focused on a case study of online training for food crops productivity data surveys. Background: The conventional online training still lacks engagement, immersion, and curiosi ...
3D, virtual learning environment, educational game, online training
151 downloads
Monica Flores Marin, Victor Pinto Tapia, María T Espinoza Salguero
Aim/Purpose: This research is a comparative test between two Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design approaches - Apple versus one informed by child users. Background: There are studies concerning the creation of graphical interfaces for kids, however, they do not involve them in the design process. On the other hand, operating systems such as Apple or Android impose their graphic guidelines desi ...
usability, mobile devices, games, children
90 downloads
Mohammad T Alshammari, Amjad Qtaish
Aim/Purpose: Effective e-learning systems need to incorporate student characteristics such as learning style and knowledge level in order to provide a more personalized and adaptive learning experience. However, there is a need to investigate how and when to provide adaptivity based on student characteristics, and more importantly, to evaluate its value in learning enhancement. This study aims to ...
adaptivity, e-learning, learning style, evaluation, computer science education
265 downloads
Praveen Kakada, Yogesh Deshpande, Shilpa Bisen
Aim/Purpose: The study aimed to investigate the influence of technology support, social support, academic support, and service support on student satisfaction and their relationships in private and state universities. Background: Coherent support between students, teachers, and management is usually extended beyond classroom scheduling and space. This support has a positive significant influence ...
technology support, academic support, social support, service support, stu-dent satisfactiontechnology support, academic support, social support, service support, student satisfaction
135 downloads
Robert C Mahaney, James H. Fisher
Aim/Purpose: At a public, higher education program in information technology, faculty are frequently asked to evaluate their curricula concerning: course content, the matriculation experience, where and in what capacity graduates are employed, and future academic initiatives developed to keep pace with changes in technology. The problem is determining the best process or mechanism to accumulate th ...
CIS curriculum development, IT careers, email surveys, Cooperative education, STEM, curriculum assessment
84 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 16, 2019
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology, InSITE
99 downloads
Ju Long, Juntao Yuan, Hsun-Ming Lee
Aim/Purpose: One of the most fascinating developments in computer user interfaces in recent years is the rise of “chatbots”. Yet extent information system (IS) curriculum lacks teaching resources on chatbots programming.. Background: To better prepare students for this new technological development and to enhance the IS curriculum, we introduce a project that teaches students how to program si ...
information system education, chatbot, artificial intelligence, student perceptions
281 downloads
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, James A Armitage, Ryan J Wood-Bradley, Blair Kelly, Alex Gentle
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this project was to explore a method to enable an updated under-standing of digital literacy to be implemented in curricula in an environment of an existing, but outdated, understanding of digital literacy. . Background: The changing healthcare environment increasingly emphasizes the importance of digital literacy skills; therefore academics in the optometry discipline at ...
optometry, digital literacy, graduate learning outcomes, health professional education
101 downloads
Eugenia M. W. Ng
Aim/Purpose: The flipped classroom approach is one of the most popular active learning approaches. This paper explores the effectiveness of a new pedagogy, known as FOCUSED, for postgraduate students. Background: The flipped classroom approach is a trendy blended learning pedagogy which capitalizes on the flexibility of online learning and the stimulating nature of face-to-face discussion. This ...
blended learning, flipped classroom, online learning, peer interactions, post-graduate students
92 downloads
Wing Shui Ng, Gary Cheng
Aim/Purpose: Drone technology has been increasingly used in education. This paper reports a study of assessing teachers’ readiness and training needs for using drone technology in their teaching. Background: New technology promotes new ways of practices. With the sophisticated design and the affordance to explore our world from a bird’s eye perspective, a drone has been increasingly used to sup ...
drone, unmanned aerial vehicle, teacher education, STEM education, TPCK
189 downloads
Revital Cohen, Ilan Rahimi, Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the sense of challenge and threat, negative feelings, self-efficacy, and motivation among students in a virtual and a blended course on multicultural campuses and to see how to afford every student an equal opportunity to succeed in academic studies. Background: Most academic campuses in Israel are multicultural, with a diverse student body. ...
multiculturalism, threat, challenge, motivation, virtual course, blended course, transactional distance
69 downloads
Meetu Thomas, Mali Senapathi
Aim/Purpose: The study describes empirical research into agile Requirements Engineering (RE) practices based on an analysis of data collected in a large higher education organization. Background: Requirements Engineering (RE) in agile development contexts is considerably different than in traditional software development. The field of agile RE is still nascent where there is a need to evaluat ...
agile requirements engineering, case study, empirical, agile, Scrum, tertiary edu-cation
74 downloads
Elena Maceviciute, Thomas D. Wilson, Zinaida Manžuch
Aim/Purpose: To capture digital training experiences, the paper introduces a novel data collection method – a graphic questionnaire. It aims to demonstrate the opportunities and limitations of this tool for collecting feedback from socially disadvantaged participants of digital literacy training about their progress. Background: In training of digital skills for disadvantaged audiences through ...
digital literacy, digital divide, graphic questionnaire, elderly persons, people with hearing impairment, children, assessment
171 downloads
Sarah Genut, Bnaya Ori, Yifat Ben-David Kolikant
Aim/Purpose: Our research goal was to examine the factors that motivate women to enroll in Computer Science (CS) courses in order to better understand the small number of women in the field of CS. Background: This work is in line with the growing interest in better understanding the problem of the underrepresentation of women in the field of CS. Methodology: We focused on a college that diff ...
women, underrepresentation, computer science, culture, Haredi
66 downloads
John English, Tammy English
Aim/Purpose: Providing both formative and summative assessment that allows students to learn from their mistakes is difficult in large classes. This paper describes an automated assessment system suitable for courses with even 100 or more students. Background: Assessment is a vital part of any course of study. Ideally students should be given formative assessment with feedback during the cour ...
automated assessment, formative and summative evaluation, self-paced learning, feedback, ‘little and often’ assessment
77 downloads
Erik Bean
Aim/Purpose: Little is known of the cultural competence or leadership styles of a minority owned newspaper. This autoethnography serves to benchmark one early 1990s example. Background: I focused on a series of flashbacks to observe an African American weekly newspaper editor-in-chief for whom I reported to 25 years ago. In my reflections I sought to answer these questions: How do minorities i ...
cultural competence, microaggression, racism, prejudice, African American, newspapers, leadership, journalism, autoethnography, epistemology, flashbacks, reflection
76 downloads
Jacques Ophoff, Steve Miller
Aim/Purpose: Bring your own device (BYOD) provides opportunities for both the organization and employees, but the adoption of BYOD also introduces risks. This case study of an organization’s BYOD program identifies key positive and negative influences on the adoption decision. Background: The consumerization of IT introduced the BYOD phenomenon into the enterprise environment. As mobile and Int ...
Bring your own device (BYOD), IT management, benefits, risks, Technology-Organization-Environment framework, case study, financial services, South Africa
123 downloads
Jyothi Thalluri, Joy Penman
Aim/purpose The purpose of this article is to discuss the psychosocial and emotional outcomes of an introductory health science workshop designed to support and assist incoming health science students before starting their university study.   Background For the past two decades, a South Australian university offered an on-campus face to face workshop titled ‘Preparation for Health Sciences’ to ...
transition to university, first year, psychosocial, anxious
60 downloads
Sophie McKenzie, Justin Rough, Aaron Spence, Nick Patterson
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents an exploratory case study into using 360° videos to present small segments of lecture content for IT students in an Australian University. The aim of this study was to understand; what is the impact of incorporating 360° videos into class content for students and teaching staff? In this study the 360° videos are described as “learning atoms”. Learning atoms are sho ...
virtual reality, students, improving classroom teaching
73 downloads
Talia Yeshua, Ya'akov Mandelbaum, Ragda Abdalla-Aslan, Chen Nadler, Laureen Cohen, Levana Zemour, Daniel Kabla, Ori Gleisner, Isaac Leichter
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop a prototype of an information-generating computer tool designed to automatically map the dental restorations in a panoramic radiograph. Background: A panoramic radiograph is an external dental radiograph of the oro-maxillofacial region, obtained with minimal discomfort and significantly lower radiation dose compared to full mouth intra-oral rad ...
medical information, panoramic images, dental restorations, radiologic informative report, machine learning, computer vision, image processing
98 downloads
Suzanne l Sackstein, Linda Spark, Bryan Turner
Aim/Purpose: Teachers are being asked to integrate mobile technologies into their content creation and distribution tasks. This research aims to provide an understanding of teachers taking on this process and whether the use of technology has influenced their content creation and distribution in the classroom. Background: Many claim that the use of technology for content creation and distribut ...
task-technology fit, education technology, content creation, content distribution, technology choices, teachers
287 downloads
Elizabeth W Wamicha, Lisa F Seymour
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to answer the research question titled What are the competencies required for the Business Process Analyst (BPA) role in organizations with ERP systems in Kenya. Through 4 hypotheses, this study focuses on two specific aspects: (1) Enhancing BPM Maturity and (2) ERP implementation. Background: The emergence of complex systems and complex processes in organizations i ...
enterprise systems, BPA competencies, business process analyst, context
47 downloads
Anat Goldstein, Ruti Gafni
Aim/Purpose: This paper explores the benefits and challenges of experiencing virtual multi-cultural teamwork in order to learn entrepreneurship. Background: Entrepreneurial eco-system usually requires working in international, virtual multi-cultural diverse teams. Higher education institutes are trying to educate future generation of entrepreneurs, coping with challenges derived from the virtua ...
entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning, multicultural, virtual, global team-work
52 downloads
Danielle Morin, Hamed Safaee Fard, Raafat George Saadé
Aim/Purpose: To understand readiness of students for learning in online environments across different age groups. Background: Online learners today are diverse in age due to increasing adult/mature students who continue their higher education while they are working. Understanding the influence of the learners’ age on their online learning experience is limited. Methodology: A survey methodol ...
online learning, readiness, age, motivation, self-efficacy, anxiety
93 downloads
Mathews Nkhoma, Clara A. Nkhoma, Susan Thomas, Long Tu Tu, Nha Quoc Le
Aim/Purpose: Blended learning can transform students experience and learning in higher education. Although the literature extensively explores benefits of blended learning, limited research exists to provide a detailed design principle for implementing instructional activities in blended courses and its usage as tool to influence learning outcomes for second language first year accounting learners ...
learning management system, learning pathway, community of practice, independent learning, content analysis, second language learners
63 downloads
Chaya Liebeskind
Aim/Purpose: Any system that aims to address the task of modeling social media communication need to deal with the usage of emojis. Efficient prediction of the most likely emoji given the text of a message may help to improve different NLP tasks. Background: We explore two tasks: emoji identification and emoji prediction. While emoji prediction is a classification task of predicting the emojis ...
emoji prediction, machine learning, social media, supervised learning
44 downloads
Sydney Freeman Jr., Karen Krier, Ahmed A Al-Asfour, Russell Thacker
Aim/Purpose: The aim and purpose of this study is to understand why there is a dearth of faculty of color ascending to senior levels of leadership in higher education institutions, and to identify strategies to increase the representation of faculty of color in university senior administrative positions. Background: There is a lack of faculty of color in senior level academic administrative pos ...
leadership development, higher education administration, faculty of color, glass ceiling, critical race theory
224 downloads
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Bryant C. Mitchell
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether grit was a contributing factor to student persistence and success at minority serving institutions. Background: A number of studies conducted in the past fifteen years have concluded that grit is a positive predictor of achievement across many domains. But, is grit really the ultimate panacea for student success? This longitudinal stud ...
grit, persistence to graduation, student retention, graduation rates, business education, student success, first generation college students, HBCU, minority learners, UMES, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, persistence and perseverance, grit in education
134 downloads
Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
70 downloads
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
179 downloads
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
202 downloads
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
87 downloads
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
152 downloads
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
91 downloads
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
76 downloads
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
89 downloads
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
297 downloads
Michael Jones
Table of Contents for Volume 14, 2019, of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies
IJDS, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, PhD, doctoral studies
313 downloads
Geoffrey Z. Liu, June Lu
IJIKM, contents
121 downloads
Ra'ed Masa'deh, Dmaithan Abdelkarim Almajali, Ala'aldin Alrowwad, Bader Obeidat
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to examine the role of Knowledge Management (KM) infrastructure (technological, structural, and cultural) in enhancing job satisfaction in the context of developing countries, as exemplified by Jordan. Background: Despite the presence of job satisfaction studies conducted in educational institutions across the world, knowledge management issues have not been taken ...
knowledge management infrastructure, knowledge management, job perfor-mance, Jordan
338 downloads
Kelsey Inouye, Lynn McAlpine
Aim/Purpose: This systematic review synthesizes the literature on doctoral writing and feedback published in peer-reviewed English-language journals between 1997 and 2017 to provide insight into how these topics have been theorized and approached. The goal was to examine how this literature characterizes the development of academic identity in doctoral students to better understand the conceptual ...
academic identity, doctoral writing, feedback, systematic review
796 downloads
Da Thon Nguyen, Hanh T Tan, Duy Hoang Pham
Aim/Purpose: In this article, we provide a better solution to Webpage access prediction. In particularly, our core proposed approach is to increase accuracy and efficiency by reducing the sequence space with integration of PageRank into CPT+. Background: The problem of predicting the next page on a web site has become significant because of the non-stop growth of Internet in terms of the volume o ...
Webpage access prediction, sequence prediction, compact prediction tree, PageRank algorithm
221 downloads
Mohammed S Alkathiri, Myrna R Olson
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to investigate doctoral student preparation for the professoriate through a formal course entitled “The Professoriate.” Background: Many studies addressed the need for improved graduate preparation, however, the study of doctoral student experiences in preparation courses, designed as part of the doctoral academic programs, has received less attention. Methodology: ...
doctoral education, doctoral student preparation, the professoriate
349 downloads
Alexei Botchkarev
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze various performance metrics and approaches to their classification. The main goal of the study was to develop a new typology that will help to advance knowledge of metrics and facilitate their use in machine learning regression algorithms Background: Performance metrics (error measures) are vital components of the evaluation frameworks in various ...
performance metrics, error measures, accuracy measures, distance, similarity, dissimilarity, properties, typology, classification, machine learning, regression, forecasting, prognostics, prediction, evaluation, estimation, modeling
797 downloads
Bjørn Tore Johansen, Rose Mari Olsen, Nina cecile T Øverby, Rudy Garred, Elisabeth Enoksen
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to contribute to current knowledge of team supervision. Specifically, we examine the relationship between main supervisor and co-supervisor regarding credibility in the division of roles and responsibilities within supervision teams. Background: The overall intention of this article is to provide more information about the dynamics in the relationship betwee ...
team supervision, power dynamics, responsibility, academic competencies, doctoral programs
424 downloads
Brenda M Scholtz, Jean-Paul Van Belle, Kennedy Njenga, Alexander Serenko, Prashant Palvia
Aim/Purpose: This study forms part of the World IT Project, which aims to gain a deeper understanding of individual, personal and organisational factors influencing IT staff in a modern, work environment. The project also aims to provide a global view that complements the traditional American/Western view. The purpose of this study is to investigate and report on some of these factors, in particu ...
turnover intention, job satisfaction in IT staff, IS personnel, workforce, burn-out, exhaustion
175 downloads
Steven Tolman, Juliann S McBrayer, Deborah Evans
Aim/Purpose: This study examined doctoral faculty of educational leadership within the state of Georgia in the United States. The aim was to illustrate the academic qualifications and practitioner experiences of the faculty that develop students in educational leadership programs to be scholarly practitioners and future educational leaders. Background: Faculty of educational leadership program ...
academic qualifications, Doctor of Education, doctoral faculty, educa-tional leadership, practitioner experiences, scholarly practitioners
272 downloads
Mawarny M Rejab, James Noble, Stuart Marshall
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the activities involved in facilitating self-selecting teams for Agile software development projects. This paper also discussed how these activities can influence the successful expertise coordination in Agile teams. Background: Self-selecting teams enable Agile team members to choose teams based on whom they prefer to work with. Good team bonding allows A ...
agile software development, self-selecting teams, expertise coordination, grounded theory
92 downloads
Patricia L. Hardre, Lihui Liao, Yaser Dorri, Malea Beeson Stoesz
Aim/Purpose: Dropout is a critical problem in graduate college programs across disciplines and institutions. Yet relatively little research has assessed graduate students’ motivations for dropping out across disciplines, or systematically modeled perceptions that contribute to dropout intentions. Background: Perceptions drive critical decisions that people make about their lives, and a core se ...
graduate education, graduate student retention, dropout intentions, graduate student perceptions, self-efficacy, satisfaction, graduate college experience, graduate experience gap, competence, identity development
350 downloads
Ewa Wanda Ziemba, Monika Eisenbardt, Roisin Mullins, Sandra Dettmer
Aim/Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to identify prosumers’ engagement in business process innovation through knowledge sharing. Background: In the increasingly competitive knowledge-based economy, companies must seek innovative methods of doing business, quickly react to consumer demand, and provide superior value to consumers. Simultaneously, contemporary consumers, named “prosumers ...
consumer engagement, consumer knowledge, prosumer, knowledge sharing, business processes, consumer innovations
103 downloads
Laura R. Roberts, Christa M Tinari, Raymond Bandlow
Aim/Purpose: Doctoral student completion rates are notoriously low; although statistics differ depending on which study one consults, a typical completion rate is about 50%. However, studies show mentors can use strategies to improve students’ graduation rates. Our purpose was to learn from effective mentors about the processes they believe are most important in guiding doctoral students to the su ...
doctoral student mentoring, writing support, research methods support, best practices, empirical paper
426 downloads
Ying Han
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the influence of ambidextrous knowledge sharing in industrial clusters on innovation performance from the perspective of knowledge-based dynamic capabilities. Background: The key factor to improving innovation performance in an enterprise is to share knowledge with other enterprises in the same cluster and use dynamic capabilities to absorb, integrate, and create ...
industrial cluster, ambidextrous knowledge sharing, innovation, dynamic capabilities, China
150 downloads
Georges Djohy
Aim/Purpose: This article uses the enrollment approach contained in the Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to challenge the deterministic perspectives of doctoral socialization and offers a new perspective based on co-construction between social and technological entities mobilized during the doctoral education as a driver of success. Background: Most studies have used deterministic approaches to show th ...
doctoral education, doctoral socialization, PhD students, supervisory politics, Actor-Network Theory (ANT), socio-technological enrollment
309 downloads
Hsiaoping Yeh, Fenghung Kuo
Aim/Purpose: This study empirically analyzed and examined the effectiveness of the online advocacy banners on customers’ reactions to make replacements with the similar products in their shopping carts. Background: When a product in a shopping cart is removed, it might be put back into the cart again during the same purchase or it may be bought in the future. Otherwise, it might be abandoned and ...
recommendation banner, product similarity, association rule
64 downloads
Uzoma Heman Ononye, Anthony Igwe
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the relationship between knowledge sharing process and innovation success with specific emphasis on tacit knowledge. Based on the literature review, we hypothesised that knowledge donating and collecting have a positive relationship with innovation success. Methodology: The hypotheses were empirically tested using the partial least square path modelling with d ...
tacit knowledge, knowledge sharing, knowledge donating, knowledge collecting, innovation success
134 downloads
Constance D Graham, Liezel Massyn
Aim/Purpose: This conceptual paper proposes interaction support based on the Interaction Equivalency Theorem (EQuiv) to support interaction for non-traditional doctoral students who have been identified as attrition risks. Background: The master-apprentice form of doctoral education consists primarily of interaction with the supervisor for academic purposes. If this interaction is impaired, it m ...
doctoral education, persistence, interaction equivalency theorem, part-time non-traditional students
298 downloads
Kenneth Chukwujioke Agbim, Anthony Igwe
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to investigate if participation in business association’s programs through the traditional and new media platforms influences family businesses in South Eastern Nigeria to diversify into similar or different businesses. Background: Before the advances in information and communication technology, businesses were carried on via the traditional media. The application of ...
family business, social network, unrelated diversification strategy, related diversification strategy
92 downloads
Erin Breitenbach
Aim/Purpose: New models of curriculum and instruction are needed to help increase completion rates of doctoral programs, as only about half of all students who begin doctoral programs complete them. This paper presents preliminary results of an evaluation of a promising new model called the Ewing Model© where the culminating projects of a doctoral program is completed in a series of five sequentia ...
retention, attrition, completion, Ewing Model, social connectedness, doctoral research project, applied research project, dissertation, culminating project, usefulness of curriculum and instruction
415 downloads
Abed Al-Fatah A. Karasneh
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and organizational innovation (OI). It also enriches our understanding of the mediating effect of organizational learning (OL) in this relationship. Background: KM’s relationship with OL and OI has been tackled extensively in developed countries’ literature. Nowadays, the challenges of dev ...
knowledge management, organizational learning, organizational innovation, Jordanian manufacturing companies
184 downloads
Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw
Aim/Purpose: Despite the literature documenting the importance of family in persistence, doctoral students’ Academic-Family integration has been relatively ignored. Thus, in this study, the construct of doctoral academic-family integration is defined, followed by the creation and validation an instrument. Background: The challenge of integrating the doctoral degree program and family is a centra ...
doctoral student persistence, academic-family integration, academic-family boundaries, academic-family balance, retention, persistence
352 downloads
Rana Nabeel-Rehman, Mohammad Nazri
Aim/Purpose: Despite the fact that the plethora of studies demonstrate the positive impact of information technology (IT) capabilities on SMEs performance, the understanding of underlying mechanisms through which IT capabilities affect the firm performance is not yet clear. This study fills these gaps by explaining the roles of absorptive capacity and corporate entrepreneurship. The study also ela ...
information technology capabilities, IT integration, IT alignment, absorptive capacity, corporate entrepreneurship, innovation performance, firm perfor-mance
765 downloads
Yan Gao
Aim/Purpose: For the purpose of better understanding the reasons of their withdrawal and experiences, this study seeks to elicit the voices of Chinese international students who have withdrawn from doctoral studies in Canada. Background: This study used Tinto’s institutional departure model as a framework. His model illustrates that the experience of individuals in that institution modifies their ...
doctoral students, withdrawal, cultural differences, Chinese international students
393 downloads
Dwi Suhartanto, David Dean, Gundur Leo, Ni Nyoman Triyuni
Aim/Purpose: To examine millennial satisfaction towards online food delivery services, including e-service quality, food quality, and perceived value as the determinants and behavioral intention as the consequence. Background: Among the generational cohorts, millennials are a demanding target group for many retailers, including restaurants. Despite many studies examining millennial behavior in th ...
millennial, satisfaction, online food, home delivery service
281 downloads
Ebony O McGee, Dara E Naphan-Kingery, Faheemah N Mustafaa, Stacey Houston, Portia Botchway, Jeremy Lynch
Aim/Purpose: We sought to understand factors that dissuade engineering and computing doctoral students in the United States from pursuing a career in the professoriate. Background: Many PhD students start the doctoral process excited about the possibility of becoming a professor. After a few years of doctoral education, however, many become less interested in academic careers or even come to loat ...
doctoral programs, engineering and computing, academic careers
344 downloads
Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to identify the main factors influencing consumers’ adoption of social commerce (s-commerce). Based on the socio-technical theory, the study suggests a research model that investigates the key social and technical factors driving consumers’ decision to purchase from social commerce websites. In addition, the research model explores the interactive relationship among th ...
social commerce, trust, e-commerce, post purchase experience, familiarity, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, TAM
501 downloads
Kam C Chan, Barbara R Farrell, Patricia Healy, Annie Wong
Aim/Purpose: Although there are calls for better teaching training for accounting doctoral students, there are limited research findings on rankings of accounting doctoral programs based on the teaching effectiveness of their graduates. Background: There are two research objectives of this study. First, we rank the US accounting doctoral programs based on the student perceptions of the teaching e ...
doctoral program, accounting doctoral program, accounting program, teaching training, ratemyprofessors, student rating
215 downloads
Salah Kabanda, Fernanda Matsinhe
Aim/Purpose: This study explores how women-led SMMEs in developing countries, specifically in the Mozambican context, institutionalise e-commerce by focusing on the ongoing interaction between the SMME, its context, and process of e-commerce institutionalization. Background: It is believed that institutionalization of e-commerce provides significant benefits of unlimited access to new markets, an ...
small micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs), contextualist inquiry, e-commerce, developing countries
51 downloads
Petros G Malakyan
Aim/Purpose: This study explores the various teaching and learning approaches, curriculum design, and program requirements for 70 doctoral programs in leadership. Background: Early research indicates that few studies have addressed learner-centred and process-based approaches to leadership studies among doctoral programs in leadership worldwide. This study is the first complete review of programs ...
teaching and learning approaches, doctoral programs, leadership, organisational leadership, learner-centred approach
253 downloads
SenthilKumar Narayanasamy, Dinakaran Muruganantham, Atilla Elçi
Aim/Purpose: Vis-à-vis management of crisis and disaster situations, this paper focuses on important use cases of social media functions, such as information collection & dissemination, disaster event identification & monitoring, collaborative problem-solving mechanism, and decision-making process. With the prolific utilization of disaster-based ontological framework, a strong disambiguation syste ...
disaster management, social media, ontological support, semantic search, SPARQL, RDF
58 downloads
Brandolyn E. Jones, Julie P. Combs, Susan Troncoso Skidmore
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore relationships between preadmission criteria and doctoral student performance ratings and to develop a model to predict student persistence in one doctoral program of educational leadership. Background: Individuals responsible for program admission decisions have a responsibility to minimize bias in the candidate selection process. Despite an i ...
doctoral students, educational leadership, admission, selection, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), grade point average (GPA
232 downloads
Lilia Mantai
Aim/Purpose: This paper investigates the role of social support in the PhD. Despite universities’ efforts to provide a collegial PhD experience, candidates report isolation and loneliness in doctoral education – a factor contributing to attrition. Background: Previous research (Mantai & Dowling, 2015) defined social support in four categories: moral, emotional, guiding and mentoring, companionshi ...
social support, relationships, PhD, doctoral experience, researcher development, student diversity, belonging
430 downloads
Omar Hasan Salah, Prof.Dr. Zawiyah Mohammad Yusof, Dr.Hazura Mohamed
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to examine the relationships among compatibility, relative advantage, complexity, IT Infrastructure, security, top Management Support, financial Support, information Policies, employee engagement, customer pressure, competitive pressure, information integrity, information sharing, attitude toward adopting technology factors, and CRM adoption Background: Customer rela ...
customer relationship management system, small and medium enterprise, CRM adoption, Palestine
63 downloads
Pamela Felder, Kimberly A Kline, Debra Harmening, Tami Moore, Edward P. St. John
Aim/Purpose: This work examines the role of professional development in higher education graduate programs through the use of reflective teaching approaches. We discuss the relevance of a professional development framework in supporting the exploration of moral reasoning in addressing challenges in the higher education profession. Background: Shifts in demographics within college university envi ...
professional development, graduate programs, moral reasoning, racial and cultural awareness
245 downloads
Ross English, Kieran Fenby-Hulse
Aim/Purpose: This article provides a much needed insight into the experiences of doctoral researchers in the UK that identify as Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Trans-, Queer, or outside of heteronormative or cis-normative identities (LGBTQ+) to address the question of what support, culture, and pedagogy might better support doctoral researchers who identify as LGBTQ+. Background: While experiences of LG ...
LGBTQ+, supervision, doctoral education, postgraduate research, equality, diversity, inclusion
461 downloads
Diana F Davis
Aim/Purpose: This paper explores students’ perceptions of qualities they believe their ideal supervisor should possess as well as those they see as characterizing their current and past supervisors. Background: Over more than three decades, multiple cultural contexts and diverse methodologies, research studies have demonstrated that what person related human qualities in postgraduate research sup ...
supervisory qualities, supervision, supervisory relationships, postgraduate attrition
378 downloads
Alessa Hillbrink, Regina Jucks
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed at investigating whether doctoral students are already confronted with expectations that reflect a primacy of research and whether they adopt such views for themselves. Background: There is a consensus among academics in the university system that research is typically valued more strongly than teaching in terms of prestige, rewards, and career options. Such prioriti ...
doctoral students, research, teaching, expectations, primacy, private relationships, supervisor, colleagues, prioritization, academics
209 downloads
Omolabake Fakunle, Mollie Dollinger, Joyceline Alla-Mensah, Blair Izard
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explore trends and motivations for doctoral students’ participation in domestic and international conferences. We draw on doctoral students’ perceptions and experiences from four contexts (USA, Scotland, England, Australia) to further explore variations across different global contexts. Background: There is increased recognition of the importance of confer ...
doctoral education, doctoral/PhD students, networking, academic conference, academic workforce
281 downloads
Fernanda Helfer, Steve Drew
Aim/Purpose: The overall aim of this study was to improve our understanding of engineering student satisfaction and expectations with PhD supervision and their perceptions of the roles in a supervisory relationship. Background: Studies on PhD supervision quality are highly valuable, mainly when they provide information on supervision experiences from students’ perspectives, rather than from super ...
doctorate, higher education, relationship, advisor, survey
256 downloads
Daniel W. Salter
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to align key aspects of the heroic journey archetype with existing research and writing about doctoral students, thereby extending previous discussions of this topic. Background: While obtaining a doctoral degree is often described as a heroic journey, that assertion has not been fully explored from a depth psychology standpoint. Because myth i ...
doctoral education, heroic journey, archetypes, Jungian psychology
314 downloads
Kate McCormick, Libba Willcox
Aim/Purpose: Graduate programs aim to prepare students for future professional roles, yet doctoral graduates often earn faculty positions at institutions that differ from those in which they were socialized. Navigating this “preparation gap” can produce feelings of uncertainty, tension, and, ultimately, dissonance. This collaborative autoethnographic study explores the gap as it was experienced by ...
early career faculty, doctoral socialization, collaborative autoethnography
267 downloads
Vassiliki Zygouris-Coe, Sherron Killingsworth Roberts
Aim/Purpose: The doctoral experience is a complex, challenging, and life-changing process. Cultivating a scholarship mindset is a requirement for success in early and later academic careers. This paper presents a situated framework for socializing doctoral students' scholarship mindset. Background: Faculty of doctoral education programmes prepare students for higher education and other schola ...
doctoral education; doctoral mentoring; doctoral programmes; scholarship; scholarship mindset, socialisation
213 downloads
Vijay Kumar, Amrita Kaur
Aim/Purpose: The quality, degree of effort and persistence required in doctoral studies can be sustained through intrinsic motivation. Despite the critical role of motivation, studies that examine ways to promote doctoral students’ motivation are lacking. This study, drawing on the self-determination theoretical (SDT) framework, aims to offer advice for supervisory practices to facilitate the sati ...
higher education, supervisory practices, doctoral studies, motivation, self-determination theory
315 downloads
Mohammed S Alkathiri
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess to what extent current doctoral students developed self-authored perspectives, as well as to assess whether or not there was an association between the number of years in the doctoral program and the development of three dimensions of self-authorship (i.e., Epistemological, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal). Background: Self-authorship is a way ...
self-authorship, developmental theory, doctoral students, teaching and learning, higher education
246 downloads
Laura Roberts, Susan C Ferro-Almeida
Aim/Purpose: Doctoral education faces a serious problem: many students across the country begin the degree, but never graduate. However, effective mentoring can help students attain graduation, signaling their successful transformation to scholar. We believe the power of the mentor to bring about the transformation from student to scholar has to do with the quality of the relationship between ment ...
trust, authoritative style, tough love, collegiality, doctoral mentoring, empirical and theory-building paper
225 downloads
Anique A Falconer, Borivoje-Boris Djokic
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine to which degree age, race, and Socioeconomic Status (SES) influence academic self-efficacy and academic self-handicapping behaviors in doctoral. Background: Across all disciplines, more than 50% of students who begin a doctoral program do not persist to graduation. Although the issue of student retention and psychological factors have been ...
doctoral students, student retention, academic self-efficacy, academic self-handicapping
314 downloads
Alison Owens, Donna L Brien, Margaret McAllister, Craig Batty, Susan J Carson, Anthony Tuckett
Aim/Purpose: This article reports on university-funded research conducted to inform, design and implement applied industry-integrated training that could support higher degree by research (HDR) candidates in the disciplines of nursing and creative arts. Background: Doctoral candidates contribute in steadily increasing numbers to the intellectual and economic capital of universities globally, how ...
higher degree by research (HDR) training, doctoral training, doctoral support, action research
213 downloads
Rebekah L St. Clair, Julia Melkers, Julie Rojewski, Kevin Ford, Tamara E Dahl, Nael A. McCarty, Stephanie Watts, Deepshikha (Dia) Chatterjee
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand doctoral and postdoctoral trainee preferences for different models of career development resources and how career-relevant social capital affects these preferences. Background: The supply and demand mismatch within the academic job market is augmented by a growing complaint that trainees are not prepared for a range of careers beyond the aca ...
social capital, biomedical, career development, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows
282 downloads
Mariangela Lundgren-Resenterra, Lucilla Crosta
Aim/Purpose: This paper explores how online structured doctoral programmes (OSDPs) can sustain more fully the collective dimension of supervision for student emancipation leading to academic success. The paper answers the following research question: What mechanisms, if any, are responsible for successful online supervision leading to student academic success, and under what conditions can this oc ...
autoethnography, collective reflexivity, corporate agency, critical realism, online supervision
206 downloads
Katherine Fulgence Swai
Aim/Purpose: The paper establishes how doctoral supervisors develop the supervision skills needed to handle the doctoral supervision process in the contemporary world. Background: While the existing literature confirms that PhD holders can supervise doctoral students, there is a need to provide supporting evidence that the skills they possess qualify them to do this. Methodology: Using the qua ...
doctoral supervision, supervisors, principal investigators, doctoral education
355 downloads
Ayodele Bain, Maysaa Barakat, Francine Baugh, Dustin Pappas, Leila Shatara, Mary Wilson
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to describe the experiences of educational leadership doctoral students when taking a conference course for the fulfillment of their program’s experiential learning requirements. The research explains how the course added to students’ understanding of educational research and development as research scholars. Background: Research on doctoral student ...
scholarly development, educational leadership conference, doctoral students, adult learning theory, socialization, experiential learning
204 downloads
Erin Breitenbach, Josh Bernstein, Candace L Ayars, Lynda Tierney Konecny
Aim/Purpose: This qualitative case-study explores how a doctoral student’s family influences the doctoral student’s success from the perspective of doctoral students who were enrolled in an online doctoral program. Background: Previous research has shown that family can significantly influence doctoral student success; however, it is not clear what is meant by family nor what the details of the i ...
doctoral student, doctoral student success, retention, attrition, family support, family integration, qualitative, orientation
306 downloads
Pamela Felder
Aim/Purpose: This work contributes to the expansion of dialogue on doctoral education research in the United States, South Africa, and within the context of higher education internationalization. There is an emphasis on identifying and reinterpreting the doctoral process where racial and cultural aspects have been marginalized by way of institutional and systemic exclusion. An underlying premise i ...
doctoral studies, internationalization, racial and cultural diversity
229 downloads
Ray R. Buss
Aim/Purpose: This paper examined whether, and how, graduates of an EdD program continued to (a) engage in scholarly practitioner efforts and (b) employ inquiry skills in their workplace settings after completion of their doctoral studies. Background: Little research has been conducted on follow-up of graduates of doctoral programs. The limited research that has been done, typically, was conduct ...
doctoral program graduates, scholarly practitioner, inquiry skills, CPED, EdD
189 downloads
Crystal R Chambers, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jessica L Samuels
Table of Contents for Volume 4, 2019, of the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education
Table of Contents, JSPTE, Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education
86 downloads
Kuan-Huei Lee
Leslie was the founder of US Doggie Bakery in 2004 in Singapore, he had a vision of providing nutritious meals for dogs using human-grade ingredients. After three years, the third outlet was opened as a franchised business. In 2008, there was a change of the key personnel decided to leave and new business opportunity for Leslie overseas. The future of US Doggie Bakery was at a crossroad and was he ...
bakery, dog food, franchise business
44 downloads
Leroy A Alexander, Fabiano Laux, Abraham A Polanco, Ellen Presnell, Darren Rock
Consulting Solutions Inc has spent the past 20 years serving the Federal Government. Consulting Solutions got its start as an 8(a) company in the DIA Mentor-Protégé program as a Protégé business delivering top notch IT & Mission Services. The company graduated from both the 8(a) program and the DIA Mentor-Protégé program, demonstrating an ability to bid and execute on large scale programs. Thro ...
consulting, government, federal, business, case study, continuing resolution, federal budget
13 downloads
Michael John Armstrong, Scott Bayus, David M Truxton, Raj Mathur, Kristine E kalderson
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), all healthcare providers were required to adopt and show meaningful use of an electronic medical health record (EMR). To avoid a penalty, integration had to occur before January 1, 2014. Many hospitals and older physicians struggled with this. This digital change was new to not only physicians but also the business leaders that ran thos ...
Electronic Medical Records, medicine, hospitals, organizational change
144 downloads
Carla Dorsey, Tim Dorsey, Terry McGovern
On October 8, 2015, Glenn Peterson, President of Primo Flight Parts, Inc. (PFP), faced an important deadline: In one week, he needed to finalize his 2016 proposed budget so that supporting materials could be assembled and sent to the Board of Directors in advance of its October 23 meeting, when (he hoped) the budget would be approved. Peterson had been through this process many times since becomi ...
Evidenced-Based Decision Making, Data Stratification, Non-Value-Added Costs, Process Improvement, Operational Improvement, Transforming Data into Information, Operational Efficiency, Operational Inefficiency, Data-Based Decison Making, Business Analytics, Process Mapping, Department Analysis
47 downloads
Leah P Hollis
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the phenomena of vicarious bullying, or an abetting bully, when a bully’s subordinate is used to inflict abuse on the target. This study examines who is most affected by this multi-faceted organizational abuse in American higher education. Background: Workplace bullying has received international attention. Recent studies in the United States h ...
higher education, workplace bullying, vicarious bullying, gender, race
106 downloads
loran jarrett, Vjollca Hysenlika
In May 2016, Jennifer Stancil, the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, Florida was considering further steps to take toward her goal of making the downtown museum an educational and entertainment destination for children and their families. The CEO had been hired on November 23, 2015 with a mandate to rebrand the museum as a world-class learning en ...
nonprofit, marketing, communications, public relations, branding
432 downloads
Eric Johnson, Lanel Menezes, Tim Routier, Mikaela Walter, Keith White
Dr. Ken Atwater, President of Hillsborough Community College (HCC), saw the email flash across his monitor, “2018-19 Performance Funding: Hillsborough Community College” sent from the Chancellor of the Florida College System (FCS). The email was 12 months in the making. In 2015, the Florida Legislature created the first performance funding-based incentive program in its General Appropriations Act ...
Community College,performance based funding, Florida
16 downloads
Jean Chua, Stacy-Ann Henry, Raymond Wilhite, Justin Smith, Darryl Johnson, Jerry Mallory
In 2018, as the trade wars between the United States and China reached new heights, John faced challenges as he needed to quickly execute a plan to mitigate any risks to his company. The imposed tariffs were putting significant pressure on John’s current business initiatives, financial goals, and could derail is customers’ satisfaction. John knew that he was in safe hands with the support of Jabi ...
Jabil, Supply Chain, Trade War, Tariff, Sanction, United States, China, Manufacturing, Electronic Manufacturing Service, Compliance
24 downloads
Russell E Stone, Brendan Hess, Thomas C Nankervis, Peter Douglas Hendrickson, Nikki Joseph
JoAnn put down the inventory reports of four Mosaic mines that she had been contemplating. Much of the raw material for the company’s phosphate fertilizer production was mined and processed at these Florida facilities. Keeping track of the vast array of equipment, parts, and supplies required to operate the mines had become an issue. JoAnn Speaks, Purchasing Manager at Mosaic Company, was taske ...
inventory, mining, rfid, vending, technology, radio-frequency
25 downloads
Mark J Mattia
As founder of the Women’s Money Empowerment Network (WoMEN), Dr. Laura Mattia she was worried that others were getting close to her platform idea in the financial services marketplace. She was thinking that it was finally time to launch her brand and dream in a comprehensive and meaningful fashion. A decisive step forward must be taken or a potential competitor could steal her platform idea. How c ...
financial planning, marketing, financial advisors, target marketing
16 downloads
Chris Crace
Honeywell was an industry leader in the aerospace market for both government and commercial needs, and had a proud history of making best-in-class products for a wide range of customers. Mike Brutsman, senior project manager, thought, “We have great data, great analysts, and great products. Why can’t we provide better and timelier project data to all our customers?” To address these issues, Aero ...
Microsoft Project Online, cloud-based, aerospace, MPSO, project management
34 downloads
Sameer Mohammad
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Florida is best known for their coordination of helping hand for the building of affordable homes in communities all across the world. Although effective at their mission, the organization had been procuring supplies the same way for decades, with no major analyses or innovations to their processes. HFH Florida’s CEO, Barbara Inman, decided to reach out to the Univer ...
Supply chain, supply chain management, procurement, CSCMP, Habitat for Humanity, purchasing, centralized, centralized procurement, decentralized procurement, decentralized, non-profit
61 downloads
Sandi Wallace, Robert J Bermudez, Joshua a korlin, Damon J Moorer, Mary Shamma
A payment solutions company learned that one of its prominent business partners was about to purchase one of its chief competitors, resulting in one of the most significant threats in the company's 30-year history. Could they maintain a relationship with a partner who was also a competitor? Was there an opportunity to redesign the business model for mutual benefit? What was the best approach to en ...
credit, payment, financial, banking, fintech
16 downloads
Mariia Khilkovskaia, Michael Eisenberg, Snehil Tiwari, Alexandre S K Miguel, Chad Cowan
By implementing a better solution for shipment tracking, Michael wanted to facilitate better overall delivery service between WDS and its customers. The hardest question was that he did not know where to start. The quick solution of implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system would solve the majority of problems related to copying and pasting data. However, it might not help in the long ...
information systems, logistics, local business
14 downloads
Douglas T Stacy, Krofton Owen, Robyn Hinchey, Scott Seigel
How does MCS grow from a small business to a mid-size business? MCS is currently in an in-between phase, too big to be considered small in some industries categories and too small to be considered mid-size in others.
Information technology, federal government, small business
20 downloads
Grover C Walters
This discussion case follows a manager of IT for a global mattress manufacturer as he contemplates a decision surrounding conflicting feedback regarding a IT vendor named Pivotal IT. The case may be taught in both undergraduate (upper level) and graduate courses.
IT Managed Services, Outsourcing, Contingency Planning
27 downloads
Rishiraj Mukherjee, aditya singh, Meena Yaduguri Sundinti, JAMES J FARLEY, Rajender Katyal
Mike Joshi (MJ) - IT Director of ABC Corp (ABC) just got done with a meeting with Bob – Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations and Assurance for ABC Corp. MJ was asked to improve the output of ABC Corp’s current workforce to stay competitive in the hyper competitive telecommunications sector using technology. Bob demanded that MJ figure out a way to improve efficiency in ABC’s staff a ...
GAMIFICATION,BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION,BUSINESS EFFICIENCY
32 downloads
Henrietta W Pichon
Aim/Purpose: This study explored the connection between Tinto’s notion of “rites of passage” and Kenny’s parental attachment. Specifically, this study sought to explain how students’ parental attachment (i.e., affective quality of parental relationships, parents’ ability to facilitate independence, and parents as source of support) influenced their rites of passage (i.e., separation, transition, i ...
persistence, parental attachment, rites of passage
32 downloads
Laura J Parson, Jacob P Gross, Alexander Williams
Aim/Purpose: Using discourse analysis, this study analyzed language used at universities undergoing budget cuts. Background: In times of economic hardship and declining public support, institutions can generate more revenue or reduce expenditures, referred to as retrenchment, to meet their resource needs. Yet, scholarship on organizational approaches to retrenchment is scarce. Methodology: Usi ...
retrenchment, budget cutting behaviors, discourse analysis
89 downloads
Andrew S Herridge, Hugo Alberto Garcia, Mi-Chelle Leong
Aim/Purpose: While there are studies that examine the experience of LGB or international students, we are not aware of any study that examines both intersectionalities. In this study, we attempt to be the first to examine the experiences of international LGB students and the resources they utilize on campuses. Background: This research provides an understanding of how this population of students ...
LGBTQIA, international students, intersectionality, student engagement
130 downloads
Joseph A Kitchen, Michael S. Williams
Aim/Purpose: Persistence rates among Black and Latinx students continue to fall behind those of their White peers. One way to address this issue is to promote a stronger college sense of belonging. While student involvement has been linked to sense of belonging, postsecondary institutions need to seriously reflect on, and recommit to, their own role in engaging Black and Latinx students to promote ...
Black and Latinx students, sense of belonging, college student engagement
120 downloads
Leah P Hollis
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to apply Albert Bandura’s findings of the Bobo Doll experiments to organizational behavior and workplace bullying in higher education. The Bandura social psychological experiments confirm that people who see aggression also need to witness an intervention to aggression to learn that the organization does not welcome aggression in their work environment. B ...
workplace bullying, Bobo Doll, laissez-faire leadership, deliberate indifference
134 downloads
Ryan A. Miller, Neda Pouraskari
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how faculty members teaching undergraduate diversity courses at liberal arts colleges in the southern United States addressed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in their classrooms. Background: Humanities and social science faculty teaching undergraduate diversity courses faced the decision of whether, and how, to ad ...
politics, 2016 election, college faculty, diversity courses, diversity require-ment, general education, academic freedom, liberal arts colleges, qualitative
75 downloads
Chaunte L White, Miranda Wilson
Aim/Purpose: Black contributions to higher education are frequently marginalized by some of the field’s most commonly cited historians. The purpose of this conceptual paper is threefold: to demarginalize the role of Black Americans within the higher education history narrative; to demonstrate the need to reconsider the course reading selections used to facilitate learning in this area; and, to emp ...
higher education, history, Black, African American
41 downloads
Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif, Hugo Alberto Garcia
Aim/Purpose: This preface presents the papers included in this Special Series of the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education. Background: This special series was put together in an effort to show the interconnectedness of our world through globalization and internationalization within higher education. Methodology: A qualitative conceptual analysis of the themes and insig ...
transnational education, globalization, internationalization, higher education, international research, study abroad, global responsibility, diversity, interfaith; campus worldview; campus climate
60 downloads
Beth Ashley Staples, Laura S. Dahl, Matthew J. Mayhew, Alyssa N. Rockenbach
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare domestic and international students’ experiences of the campus worldview climate. Background: Internationalization efforts have continued to increase and more institutions are codifying internationalization into their mission statements or strategic plans. However, most international students are coming to the United States from countries that ...
internationalization, international students, worldview diversity, interfaith
49 downloads
Lisa M Unangst, Nicole I Barone
Aim/Purpose: This paper evaluates three community college internationalization plans using quantitative textual analysis to explore the different foci of institutions across three U.S. states. Background: One of the purposes of community college internationalization is to equip future generations with the skills and dispositions necessary to be successful in an increasingly globalized workforce. ...
internationalization, community college, quantitative textual analysis, digital scholarship, international students
94 downloads
Younus Ahmed Mushtaq Ahmed, Nurazzura Mohamad Diah
Aim/Purpose: Education is vital as it is a major investment in human capital. Tertiary education, in particular, contributes to the growth of knowledge and advances skills, which helps in the development of a country. This paper aims to look at the research and technological output at the tertiary level in Saudi Arabia and Iran. Background: Saudi Arabia and Iran have an aspiration for leadership ...
academia, Iran, R&D, research output, Saudi Arabia, tertiary education
62 downloads
Christina W. Yao, Crystal E Garcia, Courtney Collins
Aim/Purpose: In this study, we explored the learning experiences of graduate students enrolled at Vietnamese-German University (VGU), a transnational collaborative university that uses English as the language for instruction that is primarily conducted by German faculty. Background: Transnational education has gained in popularity across the globe, often with English serving as the common languag ...
Vietnam, Germany, transnational education, English as lingua franca, student learning
56 downloads
Brittany M Williams, Raven K Cokley
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this collaborative autoethnographic research study was to explore how a shared Ghanaian study abroad experience would (re)shape how two U.S. first-generation Black women doctoral students understood teaching, learning, and academic achievement. Through our experiences, we reflected on what a reimagining U.S. higher education could look like to facilitate a cultural shif ...
Ghana, study abroad, graduate preparation, higher education, student affairs, African American students, counselor education
104 downloads
Tiffany Viggiano
Aim/Purpose: This investigation examines 15 interviews at one critical case in Finland to explore the ways in which practitioners of higher education address the challenges associated with the pursuit of a global social good agenda. Employing the language of the participants, the purpose of this investigation is to explain the ways in which tertiary education practitioners conceptualize their “glo ...
social good, internationalization, higher education, global responsibility, Finland, critical, neoliberalism, global, university, coloniality, social justice, practitioner
39 downloads
Eugene T. Parker
Aim/Purpose: Higher education has faced increasing perceptions, mainly by students, of unwelcoming campus racial and diversity climates. As a result, during the past decade, there has been a peak in the inaugurations of chief diversity officers. Yet, little is known about how these offices are established. Background: This study explores and describes the emergence of the chief diversity office a ...
diversity, campus climate, race, CDO, leadership, higher education, equity, inclusion
269 downloads
Crystal R Chambers
Aim/Purpose: Book Review: Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice - A Professional Competency Based Approach Background: This text explores cases and concepts regarding multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in student affairs practice as guided by ACPA/ NASPA competencies. Methodology: Review Contribution: Review Findings: Overall, this text is a useful resource for ...
multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, student affairs
23 downloads
Kai Scott, Mary DeMarinis, Rosemary Ricciardelli, Gregory S Anderson
Aim/Purpose: To inclusively consider the diversity within student gender-identification at post-secondary institutions, we investigate expanding gender self-identification options on admissions forms; often the first point of student contact with campuses. Background: Even if inspired and motivated by inclusion, many of the gender categories in use presently have challenges, including conflating ...
gender diversity, gender categories, gender data, demographics, education, post-secondary students, transgender, non-binary
51 downloads
Russell Thacker, Sydney Freeman Jr., Daniel RL Campbell
Aim/Purpose: This paper establishes a research agenda for learning from global approaches to higher education as a field of study by encouraging research into new methods and practices in leadership development from emerging scholars and practitioners around the world. Background: Significant growth has occurred in the number of academic programs, research centers, and scholars serving in the fie ...
higher education as a field of study, leadership development, international higher education
43 downloads
Steven Schlegel
Aim/Purpose: This paper encourages the reader to think about the role history, or foundations, plays in graduate programs in the field of higher education. In so doing it looks at the types of conversations scholars in other fields and disciplines have had concerning the value of teaching students to think historically in settings where history is not the primary mode of scholarship, before think ...
higher education, foundations, graduate education, higher education programs
37 downloads
Kit Teng Phuah, Kelly Kai Seng Wong, Jenn Ling TingJL
Aim/Purpose: The focus of this study is to find the relationship between the components in Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) such as attitude, subjective norms (Media), subjective norm (celebrity), psychological attribute (self-esteem) and psychological attributes (social status) which influence Seoul Korea female intention to undergo cosmetic surgery in Seoul, Korea. Background: South Korea was ra ...
Beauty Industry, Women Behavior, Cosmetic Surgery, Intention, South Korea
109 downloads
Valerie A Mockus
Through the 2016-2017 academic year, student aid applicants completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid used the immediately previous year’s tax information. Beginning in 2017-2018, students were required to use two-year-old tax return information creating a lag in the timeliness of financial health data used to calculate financial aid eligibility. This older data is called Prior-Pri ...
Student Financial Aid, FAFSA, Prior-Prior Year
23 downloads
Niyi Israel Akeke
Aim/Purpose The study seeks to examine the strategic interventions needed to promote the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Specifically, it analyzed the relationship between organizational learning, cultural values and SMEs performance. Background The performance of SMEs has been identified as one of the most important success factors behind growth, development and indu ...
Strategic interventions, organizational learning, cultural values, performance, SMEs
110 downloads
Janelle Ward
This research was conducted to address leadership concerns regarding managers’ effectiveness in leading a multicultural workforce. Essential leadership skills for frontline managers were explored via pilot study interviews and a follow-on survey. Six leadership skills were identified and prioritized that are currently informing the company’s new leadership development program initiative.
Leadership Skills, Leadership Development Programs, Frontline Managers, Multicultural Organizations
68 downloads
Denise A Breckon, Abidemi Fauziyyah Adebo-Adelaja, Foyeke Abimbola Daramola, Joeletta Patrick
Next Horizons is an entrepreneurial for-profit networking business group. The company operates similar to a professional organization with selective membership and membership fees. Next Horizons aims to expand its current business model by increasing its paying membership. The purpose of this case study is to systematically gather and review evidence on members’ perceived benefits of their members ...
Professional association, professional organization, membership, social exchange theory, systematic review, rapid evidence assessment, rapid evidence assessment
29 downloads
Agyei Fosu
Aim/Purpose The main aim of the study is to critically examine the forces that can impede or support students to use e-learning in higher education teaching and learning environment which require not only pre-technological literacy’s but easy access to the e-learning platform and ICT devices. Background The concept of e-learning has grown considerably in the past three or four decades, which ac ...
Information and Communication Technologies, technological skills, training.
62 downloads
Marlo B Murphy-Braynen
The paper uses a mixed method approach to conduct a literature review of existing econometric studies to determine the key drivers of export diversification and economic growth, and to examine whether export diversification propels or hinders economic growth. The paper differs fundamentally from previous studies, as it focuses on identifying the key variables used, the frequency with which they ar ...
Export Diversification, Economic Growth, Developing Countries, Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States.
184 downloads
Juwaidah Sharifuddin, Norhasmat Abdul Aziz
Aim/Purpose: The Malaysian government has given numerous incentives to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including those in the food manufacturing sector, in an attempt to boost their performance. This study aims to assess the effects of these incentives, particularly financial and tax incentives, on the performance of SMEs in the Malaysian food manufacturing sector. Background: Millions of ...
small medium enterprises, structure-conduct-performance, food manufacturing industry, financial incentives, tax incentives
122 downloads
Hugh Bettendorf
Operating a business in an Economic Development Zone can offer benefits allowing a business owner to reduce its operating expenses and increasing the competitive advantage.
Rural Enterprise Zone, Enterprise Zone, Economic Development District, Economic Development Strategy, Housing and Urban Development, Rural Development, Smart Rural Development, Rural Incubator, Empowerment Zone, Enterprise community, Entrepreneur, Opportunity Zone and Promise Zone
10 downloads
Nursalwani Muhamad, Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to identify the level of perception level of consumer and the relationship between knowledge, attitude and practice toward consumer perception on the halal cosmetic product. Background: Halal labelled cosmetic sector is expected to thrive in Malaysia. The consumption and expenditure among Malaysian consumers on cosmetic products in personal body care, beauty and wel ...
Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Cosmetic Halal label
73 downloads
Agyei Fosu
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to expand the knowledge base on factors likely to impede implementation and adoption of web-based learning management systems to blend with traditional methods of lecturing in universities to cater for the next generation of learners in Africa and Eastern Cape Province South Africa in particular. Background: The shift from the industrial economies to 21 ...
ICTs, next generation of learners, teaching, technological skills, lecturers, web-based learning management system, 21st century digital economies.
21 downloads
Douglas A Straka
Government, private business, and academia have been placing increasing emphasis on collaboration in multi-stakeholder, multicultural environments. Persons working within the Department of Defense Theater Security Cooperation environment must regularly interact with others coming from cultures that are dissimilar to their own. They must adapt to these different cultural environments.
collaboration, effectiveness, sensemaking, expatriate, adaptation, power distance, self-monitoring
8 downloads
Douglas H Carter
Entrepreneurship has emerged over the last three decades as arguable the most potent economic force the world has ever experienced. This economic expansion has paralleled rapid growth in the field of entrepreneurship education. Recent developments in curricula and programs devoted to entrepreneurship, new venture creation and corporate innovation have been remarkable. The number of colleges and ...
Entrepreneurship Education, Universities Entrepreneurship Education, University Innovation Concept Centers, New Collegiate Entrepreneurship Programs
18 downloads
James R. Gregory
A culture of innovation is an attribute in business, which can be measured both qualitatively and quantitatively. The measurement of innovation empirically correlates with other measures of the corporate brand, such as overall reputation, perception of management, and investment potential. It seems logical then that the process of innovation may be a more strategic tool that is akin to corporate b ...
Innovation, innovative, innovation management, innovation processes, business culture, innovative culture, disruptive innovation, intangible assets, brand measurement, brand equity, customer experience
30 downloads
Robyn Lord
Fifty million years ago, the equine is chronicled in the early days of Eohippus, the earliest known horse to man. In the 1400s, Cortez and Christopher Columbus transported the first domestic horses to the Americas. Ancient times supported the use of horses in times of war where the industry began utilizing the horse as a vehicle. Today, the equine industry is strongly steeped in traditions and cul ...
Equine, Horses, Hoof care, Natural Horsemanship, Farrier, Shod, Barefoot, Change, Status Quo
50 downloads
Robyn Lord
The equine industry is changing after hundreds of years of solid foundations built on long-standing beliefs. The natural horse and hoof introduction have spurred a push to wake up this sleeping, yet strong industry. Both factions of the industry, hoof care, and horsemanship are affected. The debate of natural versus traditional is growing causing friction in some areas and asking participants to p ...
Horses, Equine, Natural Horsemanship, Qualitative Data Analysis, NVIVO, Status Quo, Change
28 downloads
CEDEC CEDEC
Aim and Purpose: The African-Canadian Career Excellence (ACCE) initiative was developed to address the loss of highly-educated, English-speaking Black youth from the Greater Montreal Area (Quebec, Canada) facing issues of unemployment and underemployment. Background: The ACCE initiative partners – African and Caribbean Synergic inter-organizational Network of Canada (ACSioN Network), Black C ...
African-Canadian, Black-African youth, multiculturalism, Quebecers, English-speaking, discrimination, systemic discrimination, employability, workforce development, labor force development, community economic development, labor market, skills gap, diversify, diversity, recruitment strategy, public policy, African issues
42 downloads
Robyn Lord
Change management is at the forefront of many business leader’s minds and at the center of most boardrooms. Change is inevitable yet change for many is a very hard task. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2017 that the U.S. spent $63.2 billion on consulting costs, which is an 8.1% increase from $58.7 billion in 2016 (Shumsky, 2018). Many companies pay for high-level consultants to aid around orga ...
Change Management, Status Quo, Grounded Theory, Resistance to change, Organizational Change