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Table of Contents for Volume 27 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2024
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
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Uzoma Heman Ononye, Ikechukwu Maduemezia
Aim/Purpose: The truism is that leadership fosters or restricts innovation behaviours in organisations, but the extent to which it does depends on the leadership style in practice. This study focuses on one of the contemporary leadership styles, knowledge-oriented leadership [KOL], which has received scant attention in research. In doing so, the contextual factors of psychological safety [PS] and ...
employee voice, knowledge-oriented leadership, knowledge sharing, innovation, psychological safety
18 downloads
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 23, 2024
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
24 downloads
Romina Plesec Gasparic, Marko Glavan, Mojca Žveglič Mihelič, Milena Valenčič Zuljan
Aim/Purpose: This paper addresses the effectiveness of flipped learning and teaching as a didactic innovation in math instruction. We are interested in comparing traditional and flipped learning and teaching in terms of acquired knowledge and retention and students’ perceptions of flipped learning and teaching. Background: Traditional lessons, in which frontal instruction prevails, cannot suffici ...
didactic innovation, flipped learning and teaching, mathematics, knowledge retention, students’ perceptions, primary school students
61 downloads
Anas Husain
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to investigate the perceptions of programming instructors among the Information Technology faculty members at AL al-Bayt University regarding the effectiveness of ChatGPT in supporting the programming instructional process. This study also aims to explore their experiences concerning the potential benefits and adverse impacts of such technology on students and instruct ...
computer programming, programming instructors, ChatGPT, programming instruction
86 downloads
Alrence S Halibas, Mai Do Thi Hoang
Aim/Purpose: The research aims to uncover the key research themes and trends of Social Media-Enhanced Blended Learning (SMBL) research. It will extract valuable insights from scholarly publications using bibliometric analysis. Background: Although previous scholarly works and bibliometric review papers have examined integrating social media into blended learning and its impact on teaching and lea ...
bibliometrics, social media, blended learning, COVID-19, flipped classroom
37 downloads
Faouzi Kamoun, Walid El Ayeb, Ibtissem Jabri, Sami Sifi, Farkhund Iqbal
Aim/Purpose: This study explores the Knowledge, Attitude, and Perception (KAP) towards ChatGPT among university students and faculty. It also examines the faculty’s readiness to cope with the challenges and leverage the opportunities presented by AI-powered conversational models. Background: Launched on November 30, 2022, ChatGPT took the world by storm with its capability to generate high-quali ...
ChatGPT, Generative Pre-trained Transformer, knowledge, perception, attitude, academic integrity, student ethics, AI-driven conversational model, technology adoption
41 downloads
Table of Contents for Volume 19, 2024, of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
IJIKM, contents, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
18 downloads
Table of Contents for Volume 19, 2024, of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies
IJDS, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, PhD, doctoral studies
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Devkant Kala, Dhani Shanker Chaubey, Rakesh Kumar Meet, Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the drivers of user satisfaction in e-government services and its influence on continued use intention and citizen trust in government. It employs the integration of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Information System Success Model (ISSM). Background: Electronic government, transforming citizen-state interactions, has gained momentum worldwide, in ...
e-government, user satisfaction, continuance intention, citizen trust, India
90 downloads
Karen M Collier, Margaret R. Blanchard
Aim/Purpose: This study explored the experiences of a group of historically underrepresented graduate students at a research-intensive university to understand their perceived supports and barriers to academic persistence and success and how these related to their background, socioeconomic status, language, and cultural differences. Background: Attending graduate school can provide learning in s ...
sense of belonging, mentor support, financial support, peer support, imposter phenomenon, graduate student success
28 downloads
Natalie D. Rasmussen, Joel P Leer
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to compare the experiences of students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) with those of White students in the same Educational Leadership doctoral program that claimed to be unapologetic in its commitment to producing racially conscious leaders. Background: This study critically assesses the doctoral program’s claims as measured by BIPOC a ...
educational leadership, Ed.D. programs, BIPOC students, White students, racial equity leadership, transformative learning
43 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 26 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2023
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
200 downloads
Francesco Tommasi
Aim/Purpose: This is an introductory paper for the developing special series on applied psychology and informing science. It takes into account the spirit of informing science to launch the first of three articles in the series on applied psychology. The paper concludes by raising questions for future investigations.
informing science, applied psychology, transdisciplinary
107 downloads
Riccardo Sartori, Andrea Ceschi, Mattia Zene, Lorenzo Scipioni, Michele Monti
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to examine the mediating role of job motivation and affective and normative commitment on the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS) and job turnover intention. Background: POS refers to employees’ beliefs and perceptions concerning the extent to which the organization values their contributions, cares about their well-being, and fulfils their soci ...
perceived organizational support, turnover intention, job motivation, affective commitment, normative commitment
190 downloads
Dukhayel Aldukhayel
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of pre-listening activities on Arabic-speaking EFL learners’ comprehension of spoken texts. Background: This study aims to contribute to the current research and to increase our understanding about the effectiveness of pre-listening activities. Specifically, this study seeks to clarify some of the research in this area that seems t ...
Arabic-speaking EFL learners, content previewing, L2 listening, pre-listening activities, vocabulary preteaching
112 downloads
Sofia Morandini, Federico Fraboni, Marco De Angelis, Gabriele Puzzo, Davide Giusino, Luca Pietrantoni
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the recent developments in research and practice on the transformation of professional skills by artificial intelligence (AI) and to identify solutions to the challenges that arise. Background: The implementation of AI in various organisational sectors has the potential to automate tasks that are currently performed by humans or to reduce cognitive work ...
artificial intelligence, organisational learning, transversal skills, upskilling, re-skilling
1120 downloads
Francis Mithanga Kamau, Kennedy Ogada, Cheruiyot Wilson Kipruto
Aim/Purpose: The amount of information published has increased dramatically due to the information explosion. The issue of managing information as it expands at this rate lies in the development of information extraction technology that can turn unstructured data into organized data that is understandable and controllable by computers Background: The primary goal of named entity recognition (NER) ...
named entity recognition, memory-based learning algorithms, semantic web problems, K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), precision, recall, F-Score measures
194 downloads
Johanna Lisa Degen
Aim/Purpose: Parasocial relationships are today established on social media between influencers and their followers. While marketing effects are well-researched, little is known about the meaning of such relationships and the psychological mechanisms behind them. This study, therefore, explores the questions: “How do followers on Instagram interpret explicit fiction cues from influencers?” and “Wh ...
parasocial relationships, social media, intimate relationships, bonding, social media advertisement, rationalization, human mind, bias, social media communication
460 downloads
Davide Giusino, Ferdinando Toscano, Federico Fraboni, Tayebe Rahimi Pordanjani
Aim/Purpose: To explore the incidence of addiction potential within the Iranian public working population, describing how many Iranian public employees fall within the diagnostic categories of low, moderate, and high addiction potential. Also, to investigate the predicting role of occupational variables such as perceived stress, job security, and job satisfaction on addiction potential and belongi ...
substance addiction, addiction potential, public employees, stress, job security, job satisfaction, occupational health, Iranian employees
72 downloads
Amalia De Leo, Emanuele Russo
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this qualitative study is to explore social workers’ representations of hate speech (HS), the effects it has on the community, and socio-educational actions aimed at combating it. Background: Hate speech is any form of communication that promotes discrimination, hostility, or violence towards individuals or groups based on their identity. Although its spread is facilitated ...
hate speech, online hating, community, social workers, activism, social media, educational strategies
84 downloads
Evie Michailidis
Aim/Purpose: Embitterment comprises a stress-related response to unjust life experiences. Studies have found that it can have a toll on employees’ well-being. However, research on this matter is still in its infancy. Background: Within the scope of the present study, Ι sought to investigate how embitterment relates to burnout – the prolonged consequence of stress. This study further explored whet ...
posttraumatic embitterment disorder, embitterment, burnout, psychological contract
43 downloads
Federico Fraboni, Giulia Paganin, Greta Mazzetti, Dina Guglielmi, Luca Pietrantoni
Aim/Purpose: This study builds upon existing research by investigating the elements contributing to or buffering the onset of burnout symptoms. We examine the relationship between empowering leadership and burnout, considering the concurrent mediation effects of interpersonal workplace conflict, work-home conflict, and support from coworkers. Background: Burnout is a phenomenon that has been wide ...
burnout, empowering leadership, coworker support, interpersonal conflicts at work, work-home conflict, structural equation modeling, artificial neural network
57 downloads
Sara Bollarino, Andrea Ceschi, Michele Monti, Riccardo Sartori
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the present paper is to present a Noise Decision (ND) scale. First, it reports the development and validation of the instrument aimed at examining organizational factors that have an influence on decision-making and the level of noise. Second, it validates this rating scale by testing its discriminant and convergent validity with other measures to assess decision-making qua ...
noise, decision-making, validation, heuristics & biases
42 downloads
Andrea Kleeberg-Niepage, EMMA SARAH ESHUN, Anton Perzy
Aim/Purpose: In this article, the subjective perspectives of young people in Ghana on the use of digital media are elaborated. The aim is to make the positions of young people visible in the often adult-dominated discourse on digital media and to overcome adult-centered considerations in academic and public debates. In addition, the focus on young people from the Global South is intended to help m ...
digital media use, global south, young people’s perspectives, generational hierarchy academic success
42 downloads
Teresa Di Fiore, Stefania Fantinelli, Veronica Giffi, Matteo Curcuruto, Michela Cortini, Teresa Galanti
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the role of psychological ownership for safety in boosting employee performance and the impact of Perceived Organizational Support for Safety (POSS) on workers’ well-being, considering the psychological aspects associated with workplace safety and exploring the mediating effect of employees’ commitment. Background: It is widely recognized that prom ...
safety climate, psychological ownership for safety, organizational support for safety, affective commitment, job performance, well-being
32 downloads
Rishi Dwesar, Bikramjit Rishi
Aim/Purpose: The focus on human well-being has attracted the attention of consumers, organizations, and marketers to understand the various facets of Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling (FOPNL). This study examines the overall research trends in the FPONL domain and identifies the new research areas. Background: FOPNL is becoming increasingly popular and its influence has been widely examined. Diff ...
bibliometric analysis, network analysis, thematic analysis, front of pack nutrition labelling (FOPNL), keyword analysis, nutri score
27 downloads
Giulia Paganin, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Dina Guglielmi, Francesco S. Violante, Greta Mazzetti
Aim/Purpose: The present study aims to frame the relationship between job and personal resources (namely, organizational identification and emotional intelligence), burnout, and musculoskeletal disorders (i.e., back pain, upper limb pain, lower limb discomfort), into the theoretical framework provided by the JD-R health model. Background: Empirical research indicates a connection between burnout ...
musculoskeletal disorders, burnout, emotional intelligence, organizational identification, JD-R model, salutogenic process
27 downloads
Tian Luo, Kathryn MacCallum
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 22, 2023
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice, table of contents
204 downloads
Tian Luo, Kathryn MacCallum
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 22, 2023
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
231 downloads
Everton Bedin, Murilo S Marques, Maria das Graças Cleophas
Aim/Purpose: The objective of this study is threefold: (i) investigate how a group of subjects see the relationship between the integration of content, pedagogical and technological knowledge of their chemistry teaching in light of the teaching practices developed during the pandemic; (ii) present a framework for the integration of digital technologies in chemical education; and (iii) integrate em ...
chemical education, ICT, Brazil, teachers, TPACK, model
451 downloads
Mamdouh Qahl, Osama Sohaib
Aim/Purpose: This research explores the influence of organizational-level and individual-level creativity and innovation and the technology acceptance model toward the higher education creative environment that consists of research creativity and teaching creativity. Background: Creativity and innovation are essential pillars for higher education institutions (HEIs). The two terms are interconnec ...
organizational factors, individual factors, technology factors, creativity, innovation, technology acceptance, Saudi Arabian higher educational institutions
135 downloads
Lawrence Meda, Sandra Baroudi, Zeina Hojeij
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine faculty perceptions of virtual field placement of preservice teachers at a university in the United Arab Emirates and to explore the factors that promote or hinder the success of this experience. Vygotsky’s concept of scaffolding was used as the theoretical framework of this study and to explain the faculty’s engagement with the field placement ...
preservice teachers, virtual field experience, technology integration, collaborative learning, teacher preparation program
263 downloads
Indra Maipita, Faisal Rahman Dongoran, Dedy Husrizal Syah, Gaffar Hafiz Sagala
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to analyze (1) the effect of organizational support on Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), (2) the effect of organizational support and TPACK on teacher performance, (3) the effect of organizational support and TPACK on technostress, and (4) the effect of technostress on teacher performance. Background: The disruption of Information Technology (IT) in ...
online learning, COVID-19, physical distancing, teacher education
300 downloads
Cristiane S Damasceno
Aim/Purpose: The emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has fostered the creation of co-located learning communities; however, there is limited research on the types of interactions unfolding in these spaces. Background: This study explores Peer 2 Peer University’s Learning Circles, a project that allows individuals to take MOOCs together at the library. I investigated the patterns that ...
massive open online course (MOOC), e-learning, face-to-face, technological appropriation, agency, digital literacy, Peer 2 Peer University
116 downloads
Zi Siang See, Susan Ledger, Lizbeth L Goodman, Benjamin Matthews, Donovan Jones, Shanna Fealy, Wooi Har Ooi, Manisha Amin
Aim/Purpose: This paper describes a technologies education model for introducing Simulation Learning and Extended Reality (XR) solution creation skills and knowledge to students at the tertiary education level, which is broadly applicable to higher education-based contexts of teaching and learning. Background: This work is made possible via the model’s focus on advancing knowledge and understandi ...
augmented reality, virtual reality, user experience study, extended realities, interactive media, human-computer interaction, simulation learning, serious games, digital media, higher education, virtual learning, education technologies, inclusive design, ethical design, digital technologies, design and technologies, digital literacy, technologies education, transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM), humanities and social sciences (HASS)
116 downloads
HASSAN ABUHASSNA, Abdelsalam Busalim, Noraffandy Yahaya, Megat Aman Zahiri Megat Zakaria, Adibah Abdul Latif Latif
Aim/Purpose: Drawing on transactional distance theory (TDT) and collaborative learning, this research proposes a research model to examine the role of collaborative learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It investigates the potential antecedents that influence students’ academic achievements, autonomy, and satisfaction with online learning platforms. Background: The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemi ...
adult learning, collaborative learning, distance education, media in education, transactional distance learning theory, collaborative learning theory
203 downloads
Tiffany Chan, Rita Abou-Issa, Gyeongdong Kim, Nicholas Karol Kruger, Daniel Wong, Min Kyu Zu, Jairus B Bowne, Keenan J H Hellyer, Andrew Huhtanen, Kwang M Cham
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to explore the value of utilizing non-immersive virtual reality (VR) to create virtual learning environments (VLEs) to support and prepare optometry students in their transition into preclinical and clinical teaching spaces. Background: Digital education is widely integrated into university curricula with the use of online simulators, immersive VR, and other digital ...
optometric education, non-immersive VR, digital learning, student stress, student confidence
107 downloads
Rosfuzah Roslan, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Norliza Binti Ghazali, Nurul Nadwa Zulkifli, Siti Noor Haslina Binti Md Latip, Siti Syuhada Abu Hanifah
Aim/Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to identify the factors affecting the continuance use intention of gamified m-learning applications by Higher Education Institution (HEI) learners in Malaysia. Background: Mobile learning (m-learning) has been a popular choice among learners in HEIs due to its convenient ‘on-the-go’ concept. On the other hand, embedding gamification elements in m-lea ...
gamified m-learning, gamification, expected confirmation model, extended unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, continuance use intention
316 downloads
Delali Kwasi Dake, Godwin Kudjo Bada
Aim/Purpose: The study focused on learner sentiments and experiences after using the Moodle assessment module and trained a machine learning classifier for future sentiment predictions. Background: Learner assessment is one of the standard methods instructors use to measure students’ performance and ascertain successful teaching objectives. In pedagogical design, assessment planning is vital in l ...
sentiment analysis, machine learning, random forest algorithm, online learning, Moodle
95 downloads
Antonette Mendoza, Anne Venables
Aim/Purpose: This article seeks answers to the following: (1) What describes a ‘sense of belonging’, inclusiveness, and well-being for students? (2) Which aspects of blended learning, synchronous and asynchronous, promote students’ ‘sense of belonging’? and (3) What are the state-of-the-art best practices for creating inclusive curriculum design for blended learning? Background: For university st ...
sense of belonging, blended learning, community of inquiry, higher education, universal design for learning
250 downloads
Olawale Oyewole, Sodiq Onaolapo
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the use of the Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) platform by undergraduates of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, during the COVID-19 pandemic using the constructs of the UTAUT2 model. Five constructs of the UTAUT2 model were adopted to investigate the use of the ERT platform by undergraduates of the university. Background: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak disrup ...
COVID-19 pandemic, emergency remote teaching platforms, UTAUT2 model, undergraduates, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
50 downloads
Maria Kuznetsova, Dmitry Gura, Lubov Vorona-Slivinskaya
Aim/Purpose: The main purpose is to study the experience of using virtual team building as a means of forming educational and research teams in the context of the development of online education and its effect among students and teachers of higher educational institutions. Background: Methods ensuring effective engagement of students in learning are critical to the success of online education. Th ...
collaborative learning, smart environment, virtual team building, virtual reality, online education
193 downloads
Rolando B Magat Jr
Aim/Purpose: The study examined how the developed mobile courseware can be used as instructional material to improve senior high school statistics and probability learning, particularly during distance learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The study also aims to assess the gamified mobile courseware’s engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality using the Mobile App Rating Sc ...
game-based learning, gamification, mobile courseware, statistics and probability
110 downloads
Fan Zhao, Xiaowen Fang
Aim/Purpose: This study attempts to apply gamification to support the training of small business owners in business web development from a work-based learning perspective. Background: Web design describes the process of creating a website and embodies many different aspects, such as webpage layout, content production, and graphic design. However, there are many obstacles that small business owner ...
work-based learning, small business, gamification, training and education
128 downloads
Narender Singh Bhati, Sachin Srivastava, Jaivardhan Singh Rathore
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to supplement existing knowledge of information systems by presenting empirical data on the factors influencing the intentions of doctoral students to learn through online platforms. Background: E-learning platforms have become popular among students and professionals over the past decade. However, the intentions of the doctoral students are not yet known. They are an ...
e-learning, doctoral students, technology acceptance model, technology readiness index, structural equation modeling, online intentions, TRAM model
61 downloads
Ayad Shihan Izkair, Muhammad Modi Lakulu
Aim/Purpose: The main aims of this research are to explore the moderating effects of gender on the relationships of such factors and the intention to use mobile learning, to examine the factors that influence m-learning acceptance in the universities and higher education institutions (HEI) in Iraq, and to investigate the influence of the intention to use on the actual use of mobile learning in (HE ...
Iraq, M-learning acceptance, gender moderator, HEI
163 downloads
Kanyarat Sriwisathiyakun
Aim/Purpose: To explore the effectiveness of utilizing the design thinking approach in developing digital self-directed learning environment to enhance digital literacy skills in Thai higher education. Background: To foster digital literacy skills in higher education, Thai students require more than access to technology. Emphasizing digital self-directed learning and incorporating Design Thinkin ...
design thinking, digital self-directed learning, digital media, digital literacy
59 downloads
Zinagul Suranchiyeva, Bektas Bostanov, Serik Kenesbayev, Salamat Idrissov, Kuralay Turganbay
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to present a learning model of discrete mathematics elements, elucidate the content of teaching, and validate the effectiveness of this learning in a digital education context. Background: Teaching discrete mathematics in the realm of digital education poses challenges, particularly in crafting the optimal model, content, tools, and methods tailored for aspiring comp ...
digital education, discrete math, informatics, integration, professional competence
30 downloads
Ronal Watrianthos, Selamat Triono Ahmad, Mukhlidi Muskhir
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide an overview and analysis of the emerging research landscape surrounding the integration of ChatGPT into education. The main problem appears to be that this is a new, rapidly developing research area for which there is no comprehensive synthesis of the current literature. The aim of the article is to fill this gap by conducting a timely bibliom ...
artificial intelligence, bibliometric, ChatGPT, education
87 downloads
Ruti Gafni, Moshe Leiba, Sofia Sherman
Aim/Purpose This study aims to explore undergraduate IS students’ employability skills development while performing their final capstone project during their academic studies. Background The importance of soft skills in the Information Systems industry is not an arguable fact and has been broadly discussed both in the industry and the academic literature. The ability of professionals to col ...
Employability skills, Capstone projects, Soft skills, Motivation, Information Systems studies, Students reflections
124 downloads
Nkosikhona T Msweli, Tendani Mawela, Hossana Twinomurinzi
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the extant research on data science education (DSE) to identify the existing gaps, opportunities, and challenges, and make recommendations for current and future DSE. Background: There has been an increase in the number of data science programs especially because of the increased appreciation of data as a multidisciplinary strategic resource. This has res ...
data science applications in education, pedagogy, teaching/learning strategies, transdisciplinary projects, data science education
96 downloads
Yangchun Xiong, Zixuan Pan, Ling Yang
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between contract cheating and online education in China, which has become a major concern due to the extensive promotion of online education worldwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: Contract cheating, also known as academic ghostwriting, refers to the act of students outsourcing academic assignments to third parties, wh ...
contract cheating, online education, textual analysis, organizational approach, field observation
61 downloads
Delali Kwasi Dake, Godwin Kudjo Bada, Abraham Ekow Dadzie
Aim/Purpose: The Internet of Things (IoT) application modules have covered diverse sectors, and the educational domain is no exception. In this survey, we discuss the specific application benefits of IoT in education and further examine implementation challenges in Ghanaian tertiary institutions. Background: This survey examines pertinent applications for IoT benefits in education and offers pres ...
Internet of Things, smart campus, intelligent objects, smart school, tertiary institutions
97 downloads
Edna Johanna Chaparro Amaya, Felipe Restrepo-Calle, Jhon J Ramírez-Echeverry
Aim/Purpose: This article proposes a framework based on a sequential explanatory mixed-methods design in the learning analytics domain to enhance the models used to support the success of the learning process and the learner. The framework consists of three main phases: (1) quantitative data analysis; (2) qualitative data analysis; and (3) integration and discussion of results. Furthermore, we ill ...
learning analytics, mixed methods, computer programming, correlation analysis, content analysis
90 downloads
Orit Avidov Ungar, Merav Hayak
Aim/Purpose: The current research examined the use of digital games in the fully online learning context imposed by lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, we sought to understand the contribution that digital games made to teacher educators and how they used digital games in their remotely delivered courses. Background: Teacher educators experienced in using digital games ...
higher education, digital games, pre-service teacher education, COVID-19, active learning
58 downloads
Soukaina Gouraguine, Mohammed Qbadou, Mohamed RAFIK, Mustapha RIAD, Khalifa Mansouri
Aim/Purpose: Our study is focused on prototyping, development, testing, and deployment of a new knowledge primitive for the humanoid robot assistant NAO, in order to enhance student visual learning by establishing a human-robot interaction. Background: This new primitive, utilizing a convolutional neural network (CNN), enables real-time recognition of handwritten digits captured by the NAO robot, ...
educational robotics, students with special needs, human-robot interaction, NAO robot, recognition of handwritten digits, convolutional neural network, visual learning
58 downloads
Anas Husain, Abdelhafez Qasem Al-Shayeb, Fayez Saleem Khazalah
Aim/Purpose: The study aimed to investigate the effect of using the gamified flipped classroom instructional method on the students’ overall achievement compared to the traditional non-gamified, non-gamified flipped classroom, and traditional gamified instructional methods. Background: Flipped classroom is helpful to address limited class time, implement different pedagogies, and help students b ...
gamification, flipped classroom, academic performance, database management, gamified quizzes, flow theory
64 downloads
Siti Khadijah Mohamad, Zaidatun Tasir, IBNATUL JALILAH BINTI YUSOF
Aim/Purpose: Despite the growing interest in reflection, there is an issue regarding how to fortify the linkages between a learning experience and the reflection activity that follows it, as experience on its own is not the key to learning. In addition, studies have also shown that students are not able to transfer the newly acquired knowledge through experience into a new situation. Besides that, ...
reflection, educational blogging, learning performance
62 downloads
Juarez Bento da Silva, Luan da Silva Frasseto, Leticia Rocha Machado, Simone Meister Sommer Bilessimo, Isabela Nardi da Silva
Aim/Purpose: A proposal for a pedagogical model that integrates digital technologies in teaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in K-12 Education. Background: The research is developed within project InTecEdu (Integration of Technology in Education), developed by the research group since 2008, and focusing on social inclusion for highly socially vulnerable K-12 students. Methodology: The r ...
SDGs, digital information and communication technologies, pedagogical model, K-12 education
52 downloads
Musa Saimon, Zsolt Lavicza, Theodosia prodromou
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to develop a model for using social media content to promote 3D thinking of sustainability among students in integrated Mathematics, Language, Arts, and Technology (MLAT) classrooms. Background: Social media is one of the most relevant platforms among students of the 21st century to the extent that connecting it to classroom learning becomes interesting to the learne ...
education for sustainable development, social media, social media content, sustainability, inter/transdisciplinary teaching approach
39 downloads
Francesca Crudele, Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
Aim/Purpose: In undergraduate training, helping students improve argumentative text comprehension (CoT) by identifying the elements of an argumentative text and critical thinking (CT) by reconstructing the meaning of the text and constructing their own reflections is relevant. Argumentative skills are essential on both the personal and professional levels. Background: In recent decades, concern h ...
argument maps, comprehension text, critical thinking, argumentative skills, laboratory activity
24 downloads
Thi Thuy An Ngo, Ngoc Thien An Nguyen, Nhu Uyen La, Nhi Dong Truong, Hoang Quoc Bao Nguyen
Aim/Purpose: The main objective of this study is to explore the relationships among social media experience processes, peer influence, and fear of missing out (FoMO), as well as their impact on adolescent students’ choice of participation in academic activities. Background: The increasing digitization of the world has consolidated social media as a dominant means of communication in the modern er ...
adolescents, social media, peer influence, fear of missing out, academic activity
39 downloads
FAITH MICAH ABENES, Dennis G Caballes, SAMUEL A. BALBIN, Xides Leonore P Conwi
Aim/Purpose: This research project aims to create a gamified instructional material tailored for Grade 8 students that includes a partially deaf student attending mainstream Science classes. The developed gamified mobile application underwent expert review and was used as an intervention tool to enhance academic performance in Physics among these students. Background: In the Philippines, there is ...
academic performance, gamification, inclusivity, mobile application development, physics
32 downloads
Hananel Rosenberg, chen Sabag-Ben Porat, Miriam Billig
Aim/Purpose: This study addresses telephone learning channels during the coronavirus period in the ultra-Orthodox sector in Israel. The purpose of the study is to examine the effectiveness of the online and recorded telephone channels and the way they were perceived by the student’s parents and educators. Background: The ultra-orthodox society’s lack of use of online means has created many distan ...
distance learning, Covid-19, enclave communities, telelearning, ultra-Orthodox
15 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 20, 2023
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
29 downloads
Roshanak Basty, Asuman Celik, Hazem Said
Aim/Purpose. This paper aims to answer the research question, “What are the development phases of the academic discipline of information technology in the United States?” This is important to understand the reason for the growing talent gap in the information technology (IT) industry by reviewing the evolution of information technology across time, how the discipline was formed, evolved, and gai ...
information technology, discipline of information technology, systematic liter-ature review
126 downloads
Josette R Riep, Kemi Akanbi, Hazem Said
Aim/Purpose. The goal of this publication is to explore methods for advancing student success in technology related disciplines via improved program classification and selection within higher education. Background. Increased demand for information technology (IT) professionals has been cited as a challenge in many fields including cybersecurity and software development. Many highlight the ch ...
information technology, systemic literature review, STEM, discipline, classification
61 downloads
Merav Aizenberg
Aim/Purpose. The study aimed to examine the remote and face-to-face experience of pedagogical training in kindergarten after the third COVID-19 closure in Israel. Background. The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 changed the training system, and preservice teachers were required to have their practical experience in the kindergartens both remotely and face-to-face. They had to adapt t ...
remote pedagogical training, face-to-face pedagogical training, preservice kindergarten teachers, kindergartens, COVID-19
19 downloads
Stephen J. Andriole
Aim/Purpose. Business schools need to design, develop and deliver courses that are relevant to business problem-solving. Current pedagogies do not often provide the insight – or experience – necessary to close the gap between theory and practice. Background. The paper describes an initiative to design, develop and deliver courses in business-technology problem-solving that thoroughly immerse ...
experiential learning, immersive learning, cases, relevance, business
23 downloads
James J Meadows, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose. The problem statement in the proposed study focuses on that, despite the growing recognition that teenagers need to undergo security awareness training, little is known about the impacts security training experts believe implementing a mandatory gamified security awareness training curriculum in public middle schools will have on the long-term security behavior of students in Texas. ...
cybersecurity, security awareness training, gamification, security habits, middle school security training
41 downloads
Wissal Neji, Naouel Boughattas, Faten Ziadi
Aim/Purpose. The aim of this study is to propose a teaching approach based on AI-based chatbot agents and to determine whether the use of this approach increases the students’ motivation. Background. Today, chatbots are an integral part of students’ lives where they are used in various contexts. Therefore, we are interested in incorporating these tools into our teaching process in order to pr ...
AI, chatbots, digital tools, student motivation
80 downloads
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose. This study examined the self-perception of adolescents and young people aged 17-21 – how they perceived their personal characteristics, self-image, vitality, belonging to a local and global (glocal) society, happiness index and activity, media usage habits in general and smartphones in particular – in other words, it sought to produce a sketch of their character. Background. Diff ...
information and communication technology (ICT), smartphones, teenagers, young adults, generation Z, cluster analysis
200 downloads
Ilan Daniels Rahimi, Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose. Higher education institutions face difficulties and challenges when it comes to distance learning. The purpose of this paper is to examine self-efficacy indicators and student satisfaction during online English classes. Background. E-learning has been very relevant since the Covid-19 era and is still relevant today. It is possible for students to study regardless of their locati ...
information and communication technology (ICT), 21ct century abilities, social emotional learning, distance learning, digital environment, e-learning
47 downloads
Chaya Liebeskind, Giedre Valunaite Oleskeviciene
Aim/Purpose. The most crucial aspects of teaching a foreign language to more advanced learners are building an awareness of discourse modes, how to regulate discourse, and the pragmatic properties of discourse components. However, in different languages, the connections and structure of discourse are ensured by different linguistic means which makes matters complicated for the learner. Backgr ...
translation, corpus, multi-word expression, discourse, discourse marker
30 downloads
Jonathan Marquez, Joy C Penman
Aim/Purpose. This study seeks to determine the impact of a card game intervention in improving the English verbal communication of nursing students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Background. Many international students studying in Australia experience setbacks in their university studies due to English language difficulties. This paper outlines how an educational card ...
card game, nursing, English language learning, ESL, Verbal communication skills
25 downloads
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood
Table of Contents for Volume 18, 2023, of the International Journal of Doctoral Studies
IJDS, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, PhD, doctoral studies
283 downloads
Table of Contents for Volume 18, 2023, of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
IJIKM, contents, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
244 downloads
Gordon W Maples
Aim/Purpose: Graduate students face immense pressures and challenges as part of the graduate school experience, with few avenues to express their frustrations. While the crisis of graduate student mental health is well-documented quantitatively, and the stresses of graduate school are explored on the institutional level, there are few qualitative studies of these issues. Background: This study ai ...
graduate students, internet memes, online communities
471 downloads
Clarita I Nainggolan, Putu Wuri Handayani
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to examine the ten factors from the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) theories in order to analyze behavioral intentions to use the Indonesian online capital market investment platforms and the effect of behavioral intentions on actual usage. Background: The potential gro ...
behavioral intention to use, actual usage, financial technology, online investment platform, capital market
499 downloads
Julia Everitt, Carolyn Blackburn
Aim/Purpose: This study examined the perceptions of doctoral supervisors and candidates around how expectations for doctoral supervision are clarified, and the strategies used. Background: Clarifying expectations is recommended in supervisor and candidate handbooks, supervisor training and recognition programme. Formal strategies have been adopted as a blanket approach by some departments, facult ...
research supervision, higher education, relationships, expectations, pedagogy, andragogy
232 downloads
Ali Ahmad Trawnih, Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan, Anas Amayreh, Tha’er Majali, Hamood Mohammed Al-Hattami
Aim/Purpose: Social commerce is an emergent topic widely used for product and service sourcing. It helps companies to have frequent interaction with their customers and strive to achieve a competitive advantage. Yet there is only little empirical evidence focusing on social commerce and its adoption in SMEs to date. This study investigates the key factors affecting social commerce adoption in SMEs ...
perceived usefulness; security concerns; organizational readiness; consumer pressure; top management support; trading partner pressure; social commerce
363 downloads
Louise Underdahl, Patricia Akojie, Myrene Agustin Magabo, Rheanna Rae Reed, Shawishi Haynes, Maureen Marzano, Mar Navarro, Margo S Patterson
Aim/Purpose: Alignment of academic curricula and employer needs is widely discussed yet implementation lags. Research on EdD curricula has universality for other academic programs and may catalyze pedagogical innovation to promote employability in other disciplines. Background: This study contributes evidence-based data to strengthen career relevance of academic programs, align curriculum content ...
graduate employability, career competence, curriculum, employer
294 downloads
Burkan Hawash, Muaadh Mukred, Umi Asma’ Mokhtar, Mohammed Islam Nofal
Aim/Purpose: The use of digital technology, such as an electronic records management system (ERMS), has prompted widespread changes across organizations. The organization needs to support its operations with an automation system to improve production performance. This study investigates ERMS’s potentiality to enhance organizational performance in the oil and gas industry. Background: Oil and gas ...
big data, big data management, ERMS potentiality, oil and gas, digital transformation, electronic records
291 downloads
Colin D Reddy
Aim/Purpose: To provide a research proposal writing framework to help doctoral students argue and motivate their efforts at furthering the existing knowledge available to understand some phenomenon or theory. Background: I discuss how the cognitive process theory of writing and the science writing heuristic can lead to a set of rhetorical moves and question prompts that students can use to develo ...
research proposal, pedagogy, problem, heuristic, cognitive, writing, scaffolding, doctoral
218 downloads
Hoang Dang Tran, Ngoc Le, Van-Ho Nguyen
Aim/Purpose: Previous research has generally concentrated on identifying the variables that most significantly influence customer churn or has used customer segmentation to identify a subset of potential consumers, excluding its effects on forecast accuracy. Consequently, there are two primary research goals in this work. The initial goal was to examine the impact of customer segmentation on the a ...
churn prediction, machine learning, banking industry, classification models, SMOTE
697 downloads
Claudia Marie Bordogna, Mariangela Lundgren-Resenterra
Aim/Purpose: Recent research highlights the growing decline in doctoral students’ mental health and wellbeing, caused not only by the pressures, stress, and isolation of doctoral studies but also by existential issues around personal development and future prospects. Consequently, we argue that there is an urgent need to reassess the supervisory process to support doctoral students in addressing t ...
coaching, PhD, research supervision, doctoral students, Normalisation Process Theory
226 downloads
Gangaram Biswakarma, Poojan Bhandari
Aim/Purpose: Using the Agile Adoption Framework (AAF), this study aims to examine the agile potential of software development companies in Nepal based on their agile maturity level. In addition, this study also examines the impact of various basic agile practices in determining the maturity level of the agile processes being implemented in the software industry of Nepal. Background: Even if most ...
agile practice, agile maturity, software companies, agile adoption framework
286 downloads
Jon Billsberry, Corinne Cortese
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this essay is to critically reflect on the emerging trend for PhDs by Prospective Publication (PbPP) in Australian Business Schools and to explore its appropriateness for fledgling academics. Background: The PbPP is a relatively new and increasingly popular alternative to traditional PhD by monograph (PbM). It is the idea that a doctorate can be completed by writing a ser ...
PhD by Publication, PhD by Prospective Publication, PhD by Monograph, doctorate, PhD, doctoral education, doctoral supervision, co-authorship
160 downloads
Ari V Alamäki, Marko Mäki, Janne Kauttonen
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to increase our understanding of how the stages of the customer purchase journey, privacy trade-offs, and information sensitivity of different business service sectors affect consumers’ privacy concerns. Background: The study investigated young consumers’ willingness to provide consent to use their personal data at different phases of the customer journey. This study ...
data privacy, information sensitivity, privacy concern, trade-offs, customer journey
97 downloads
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya, UMESH C VARMA
Aim/Purpose The purpose of this study is to introduce an instrument that contains a set of exercises intended to help doctoral students align the key sections of their dissertation document. The exercises are developed after providing cognitive analysis of the factors that make aligning these key sections challenging to many, and after discussing pedagogical tools that can be used to address thes ...
Doctoral dissertation alignment, aligning sections of doctoral dissertation, doctoral dissertation challenges
174 downloads
Jehad Imlawi, Atallah AL-Shatnawi, Bader M AlFawwaz, Hasan M AL-Shatnawi, Sultan Al-masaeed
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to develop and evaluate a comprehensive model that predicts students’ engagement with and intent to continue using mobile-Learning Management Systems (m-LMS). Background: m-LMS are increasingly popular tools for delivering course content in higher education. Understanding the factors that affect student engagement and continuance intention can help educationa ...
engagement, continuance intention, m-LMS, TAM, TTF, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, interactivity, compatibility, enjoyment, social influence
135 downloads
Dimitra Kokotsaki
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to explore doctoral students’ perceived resilience and the coping strategies they choose to employ to overcome challenging circumstances during their studies. Background: Doctoral students often experience barriers which may include personal, professional, academic, and institutional-related challenges. The students’ ability to recover from any burdensome situations ...
doctoral students, resilience, psychological capital, adversity, well-being, coping strategies, interviews, grounded theory
186 downloads
Joshua Dwight
Aim/Purpose: This research study aimed to explore ecommerce fraud practitioners’ experiences and develop a grounded theory framework to help define an ecommerce fraud incident response process, roles and responsibilities, systems, stakeholders, and types of incidents. Background: With a surge in global ecommerce, online transactions have become increasingly fraudulent, complex, and borderless. T ...
cyber incident response, ecommerce fraud, fraud prevention, grounded theory
95 downloads
Matthew Bahnson, Gabriella Sallai, Kyeonghun Jwa, Catherine Berdanier
Aim/Purpose: The research reported here aims to demonstrate a method by which novel applications of qualitative data in quantitative research can resolve ceiling effect tensions for educational and psychological research. Background: Self-report surveys and scales are essential to graduate education and social science research. Ceiling effects reflect the clustering of responses at the highest re ...
doctoral students, attrition, persistence, stress, longitudinal survey, SMS sur-vey, ceiling effects, qualitative
108 downloads
Dat Tho Tran, Khoa Dinh Vu, Phong Ba Le, Phuong Thi Lan Tran
Aim/Purpose: Given the increasingly important role of knowledge and human resources for firms in developing and emerging countries to pursue innovation, this paper aims to study and explore the potential intermediating roles of knowledge donation and collection in linking high-involvement human resource management (HRM) practice and innovation capability. The paper also explores possible moderator ...
high-involvement HRM, knowledge sharing, knowledge donating, knowledge collecting, radical innovation, incremental innovation
89 downloads
Thanh Ho, Van-Ho Nguyen, Thien Le, Hoanh-Su Le, Dã Thôn Nguyen, Tu Mai, Anh Tran, Hoai-Phan Truong
Aim/Purpose: In this study, the research proposes and experiments with a new model of collecting, storing, and analyzing big data on customer feedback in the tourism industry. The research focused on the Vietnam market. Background: Big Data describes large databases that have been “silently” built by businesses, which include product information, customer information, customer feedback, etc. This ...
data lake for big data, data collection, data storage, customer feedback, topic modeling, tourism
150 downloads
Tracy Griffin Spies, Gloria Carcoba-Falomir, Suheyla Sarisahin, Fatmana Kara Deniz, Yunying Xu
Aim/Purpose: Scholars and practitioners agree that feedback is critical to doctoral students’ academic writing development, yet effective feedback processes are complex. The purpose of this case study was to examine the role of dialogue in a Writing Feedback Group (WFG) in facilitating the development of the scholarly writing of English as an Additional Language (EAL) doctoral students. The resear ...
doctoral writing, writing groups, feedback
58 downloads
Khaled Halteh, Hakem Sharari
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to empirically quantify the financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on companies listed on Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). The paper also aims to identify the most important predictors of financial distress pre- and mid-pandemic. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge toll, not only on human lives but also on many businesses. This provided the impetus ...
financial distress prediction, COVID-19, ANN, MDA, Jordan
103 downloads
Sara Bano, Cailen O'Shea
Aim/Purpose: Our study explores the factors contributing to the Imposter Phenomenon among doctoral students in the United States. Background: Many studies show that Imposter Phenomenon impacts women doctoral students and students from minority groups, especially if they are enrolled in Predominantly White Institutions. Our study focuses explicitly on contributing factors to the Imposter Phenomeno ...
imposter syndrome, imposter phenomenon, doctoral students, qualitative study, higher education
101 downloads
Yunis Ali Ahmed, Muhammad Mahboob Khurshid
Aim/Purpose: The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that impact the behavioral intention to use social media (SM) for knowledge sharing (KS) in the disaster relief (DR) context. Background: With the continuing growth of SM for KS in the DR environment, disaster relief organizations across the globe have started to realize its importance in streamlining their processes in ...
social media, knowledge sharing, determinants, behavioral intention to use, disaster relief, developing country
86 downloads
Caiyun Zhuang, Guohong Chen, Juan Liang, Yang Zou, Si Chen
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the relationship between dual network embedding, dual entrepreneurial bricolage, and knowledge-creation performance. Background: The importance of new ventures for innovation and economic growth has been fully endorsed. Establishing incubation organizations to help new startups overcome constraints and dilemmas has become the consensus of various countries. I ...
makerspace, network embedding, dual entrepreneurship bricolage, startups, knowledge-creation performance
40 downloads
Ammar Abdallah, Alain ABRAN, Malik Qasaimeh, Alaeddin Mohammad Khalaf Ahmad, Abdullah Al-Refai
Aim/Purpose: This study identifies the scale types and measurement units used in the measurement of enterprise architecture (EA) and analyzes the admissibility of the mathematical operations used. Background: The majority of measurement solutions proposed in the EA literature are based on researchers’ opinions and many with limited empirical validation and weak metrological properties. This means ...
Enterprise Architecture (EA), metrology, software metrics, scale types, admissible mathematical operations
132 downloads
Maayan Nakash, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose. COVID-19 was an unprecedented disruptive event that accelerated the shift to remote work and encouraged widespread adoption of digital tools in organizations. This empirical study was conducted from an organizational-strategic perspective, with the aim of examining how the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak affected employees’ use of organizational information systems (IS) as reflected in fr ...
COVID-19, new normal, information systems, information technology, remote work, digital transformation, workplace environment
56 downloads
Pivithuru J Kumarasinghe, Qiubo Huang, Nilmini Rathnayake
Aim/Purpose: Most people use their phones for work and communication. Businesses today require sustainable mobile phones to limit the environmental impact of mobile phones. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a green product uses less energy. Green smartphones need low radiation emission, are made from recyclable materials, and are designed to last longer than typical smartphon ...
green awareness, environmental concern, altruism, green smartphones, purchase intention
52 downloads
Chih-Hung Chen
Aim/Purpose: The major challenges for firms to initiate corporate social responsibility (CSR) arise from resource constraints, complexity, and uncertainty. Consuming considerable financial and human resources is the main difficulty for smaller firms or those operating in less profitable industries, and the lack of immediate outputs from CSR initiatives poses a challenge for firms in prioritizing a ...
corporate social responsibility, blockchain technology, business performance, fixed-effects model, Taiwan Stock Exchange
58 downloads
Li Meiyi, Ree Chan Ho, Muslim Amin, Nelvin XeChung Leow
Aim/Purpose: Based on the stimulus-organism-response (SOR) model, the current study investigated social commerce functions as an innovative retailing technological support by selecting the three most appropriate features for the Chinese online shopping environment with respective value co-creation intentions. Background: Social commerce is the customers’ online shopping touchpoint in the latest r ...
new retail, social commerce features, consumer value co-creation, stimulus-organism-response (SOR) model
42 downloads
Qusai Shambour, Mahran Al-Zyoud, Ahmad Abu-Shareha, Mosleh Abualhaj
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to devise a personalized solution for online healthcare platforms that can alleviate problems arising from information overload and data sparsity by providing personalized healthcare services to patients. The primary focus of this paper is to develop an effective medicine recommendation approach for recommending suitable medications to patients based on their specific ...
medicine recommendation, semantic filtering, multi-criteria filtering, sparsity, new item
52 downloads
Mohammed Rashed Mohamed Al Humaid Alneyadi, Md Kassim Normalini
Aim/Purpose: The UAE and other Middle Eastern countries suffer from various cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are widespread and go undetected. Still, many UAE government organizations rely on human-centric approaches to combat the growing cybersecurity threats. These approaches are ineffective due to the rapid increase in the amount of data in cyberspace, hence necessitating the employment of in ...
AI, cybersecurity systems, UAE, protection motivation theory (PMT), intelligent systems, cyber threats, information security
105 downloads
Venera Genia, Imairi Eitiveni, Muhammad Rana Tirtayasa, Wahyu Setiawan Wibowo, Tito Febrian Nugraha, Tifanny Nabarian
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the success of ERP post-implementation and the factors that affect the overall success of the ERP system by integrating the Task Technology Fit (TTF) model into the Information System Success Model (ISSM). Background: Not all ERP implementations provide the expected benefits, as post-implementation challenges can include inflexible ERP systems and ongoing ...
evaluation, enterprise resource planning, information system success model, task technology fit, organizational impact
301 downloads
Mohammad Muein Rasheed Shahin, Chin Wei Chong, Adedapo O Ojo
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of this study was to investigate the impact of knowledge-based Human Resources Management (HRM) practices on inbound and outbound open innovation in Jordanian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Background: SMEs in Jordan lack tangible resources. This insufficiency can be remedied by using knowledge as a resource. According to the Knowledge-Based View (KBV) theory, whic ...
knowledge-based HRM practices, open innovation, inbound open innovation, outbound open innovation
67 downloads
Wahyu Setiawan Wibowo, Setiadi Yazid
Aim/Purpose: Blockchain technology (BCT) has emerged as a potential catalyst for transforming government institutions and services, yet the adoption of blockchain in governments faces various challenges, for which previous studies have yet to provide practical solutions. Background: This study aims to identify and analyse barriers, potential solutions, and their relations in implementing BC for ...
blockchain, distributed ledger, blockchain technology, government, challenge, problem, solution, systematic literature review, SLR, PRISMA, tollgate, TOE
115 downloads
Puspita Kencana Sari, Putu Wuri Handayani, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Pribadi Wiranda Busro
Aim/Purpose: This study analyzes health professionals’ information security behavior (ISB) as health information system (HIS) users concerning associated information security controls and risks established in a public hospital. This work measures ISB using a complete measuring scale and explains the relevant influential factors from the perspectives of Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) and Genera ...
information security behavior, hospital, health information system, protection motivation, deterrence
35 downloads
Omar Mohammed Horani, Ali Khatibi, Anas RATIB ALSoud, Jacquline Tham, Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan, S. M. Ferdous Azam
Aim/Purpose: This study utilized a comprehensive framework to investigate the adoption of Business Analytics (BA) and its effects on performance in commercial banks in Jordan. The framework integrated the Technological-Organizational-Environmental (TOE) model, the Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) theory, and the Resource-Based View (RBV). Background: The recent trend of utilizing data for business ...
business analytics, technology adoption, banking, toe framework, data quality, diffusion of innovation, organizational readiness, business performance
136 downloads
Anas Husain, Mohammad Alsharo, saif Addeen AlRababah, Mohammed-Issa Riad Jaradat
Aim/Purpose: The objective of this research is to investigate the effect of review consistency between textual content and rating on review helpfulness. A measure of review consistency is introduced to determine the degree to which the review sentiment of textual content conforms with the review rating score. A theoretical model grounded in signaling theory is adopted to explore how different vari ...
review helpfulness, review consistency, regression analysis, sentiment analysis, signaling theory
53 downloads
Niko Ibrahim, Putu Wuri Handayani, Betty Purwandari, Imairi Eitiveni, Fadhil Dzulfikar
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to create customer segmentation who use Online Travel Agent (OTA) mobile applications in Indonesia throughout their hotel booking journey. Background: In the context of mobile hotel booking applications, research analyzing the customer experience at each customer journey stage is scarce. However, literature increasingly acknowledges the significance of this stage in c ...
customer journey, customer segmentation, mobile hotel booking application, online travel agent, smartphone
48 downloads
Zainab Meskaoui, Abdelilah ELKHARRAZ
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this research paper is to suggest a comprehensive model that incorporates the technology acceptance model with the task-technology fit model, information quality, security, trust, and managerial support to investigate the intended usage of big data analytics (BDA) in banks and insurance companies. Background: The emergence of the concept of “big data,” prompted by the wide ...
Big Data Analytics, TAM model, behavioral intention to use, Task Technology Fit, information quality, finance, banks, insurance companies, security, trust, managerial support
57 downloads
Tianpei Xu, Ying Ma, Changyu Ao, Min Qu, XiangHong Meng
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we present an RFM model-based telecom customer churn system for better predicting and analyzing customer churn. Background: In the highly competitive telecom industry, customer churn is an important research topic in customer relationship management (CRM) for telecom companies that want to improve customer retention. Many researchers focus on a telecom customer churn a ...
CRM, churn prediction, feature construction, RFM, K-means, XGBoost, SHAP method
53 downloads
Zhu Fei, Md Kassim Normalini, Wan Normila Mohamad
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework that incorporates personal characteristics, social context, and technological features as significant factors that influence the intention of small-city users in China to use mobile health. Background: Mobile health has become an integral part of China’s health management system innovation, the transformation of the heal ...
mobile health, small cities, PMT, UTAUT, personal characteristics
58 downloads
Raed A Shatnawi
Aim/Purpose: To predict the change-proneness of software from the continuous evolution using machine learning methods. To identify when software changes become statistically significant and how metrics change. Background: Software evolution is the most time-consuming activity after a software release. Understanding evolution patterns aids in understanding post-release software activities. Many me ...
software evolution, software metrics, change-proneness, machine learning
41 downloads
Venkateswaran Vinod, SUDARSANAM S K
Aim/Purpose: Acquisitions play a pivotal role in the growth strategy of a firm. Extensive resources and time are dedicated by a firm toward the identification of prospective acquisition candidates. The Indian manufacturing sector is currently experiencing significant growth, organically and inorganically, through acquisitions. The principal aim of this study is to explore models that can predict a ...
Indian manufacturing industry acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions modeling, predictive modeling, machine learning, artificial neural networks
32 downloads
Anbalagan Bhuvaneswari
Aim/Purpose: The understanding of disease spread dynamics in the context of air travel is crucial for effective disease detection and epidemic intelligence. The Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Recovered-Hospitalized-Critical-Deaths (SEIR-HCD) model proposed in this research work is identified as a valuable tool for capturing the complex dynamics of disease transmission, healthcare demands, and mort ...
epidemiology, SIS-SIR model, SEIR-HCD models, disease dynamics, air traffic networks, disease transmission
28 downloads
Rinto Priambodo, Putu Wuri Handayani, Rizal Fathoni Aji
Aim/Purpose: This paper illustrates the potential of health recommender systems (HRS) to support and enhance maternal care. The study aims to explore the recent implementations of maternal HRS and to discover the challenges of the implementations. Background: The sustainable development goals (SDG) aim to reduce maternal mortality to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. However, progress ...
health recommender system, maternal care, antenatal care, systematic literature review
43 downloads
Ismail Bello, Mazida Ahmad, Maslinda Mohd Nadzir
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the key determinants hindering Knowledge Transfer (KT) practices for Information Technology Project Managers (ITPMs) Background: The failure rate of IT projects remains unacceptably high worldwide, and KT between project managers and team members has been recognized as a significant issue affecting project success. Therefore, this study tries ...
knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer determinants, project manager, information technology project
19 downloads
Imran Mahmud, Kodisvaran Supramaniam, Nusrat Jahan, Afsana Begum, Adiba Masud
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to explore the attributes of self-phubbing and partner-phubbing, as well as their impact on marital relationship satisfaction and the quality of communication. Furthermore, it aims to comprehend how these characteristics could impact an individual’s total level of life satisfaction. Background: The study aims to establish a clear association between specific mobile pho ...
phubbing, cellphone conflicts, communication quality, relationship satisfaction, and life satisfaction
20 downloads
Michael j Provitera, Mostafa Sayyadi
Jackson Breaks is a young, up and coming executive, sometimes referred to as a “YUPPY.” He is happy and content working for an Investment Bank in Manhattan, New York, USA. COVID-19 was basically coming to an end with variants and some people still being challenged by the epidemic. With COVID-19 subsiding, Jack got a phone call that would change may be an opportunity of a lifetime. It was not until ...
Decision Making, Leadership Traits, Charismatic Leader, Personal Career Strategy, Transactional Leadership, Personal Action Plan
9 downloads
Bryan D Berthot
This case study focuses on the transitional challenges of a family-owned business, including generational transfer of ownership, succession planning, bridge leadership during a crisis, and possible external acquisition of the business. The focus is on a family-owned plumbing company and its struggles to survive a generational transition and competition within the U. S. residential services indust ...
bridge leadership; Family-owned business; generational transfer of ownership; leadership; succession planning; SWOT analysis
17 downloads
NATHAN A PELL, Pilip Haurysheu, Marissa N Shearer, Christopher Streich, Kevin D Thomas, Jerret Giammichele
Bill Lumbergh, the Sr. Director of Product Strategy for Initech, peered through the window in his office after finishing a design review meeting for the latest release of the company’s flagship software TPS SOLUTION. During this meeting, major product issues were revealed which could put the reputation of Initech at risk and, potentially, harm patients receiving radiation therapy. Bill and his sof ...
Software Development, Business Issues
5 downloads
Krunal Patel, Rahil H Ismail, Naomi Kent, Robert A Stanley, Christopher Purcell, Todd McNally
The house shook when lightning cracked nearby. John Kroeker’s power flickered, but his mind stayed at ease. His electronics had remained on and functional. Kroeker led the Surge Division at Schneider Electric (SE), so was confident his house was protected from electrical surges like that thunderous lightning strike. While surges may be random and infrequent, they could cause harsh electrical envir ...
Power Grid, Smart Home Technology, Surge Protector
5 downloads
Juan Manuel Harraca
Only two years after Klare market launch in April 2020, immersed in mandatory lockdowns due to the quarantines imposed at the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nicolas Pavez needed to make relevant decisions regarding the future of the business, with mixed-feelings regarding the recent decision of both his co-founders about leaving the firm to pursue new career challenges. With the premise ...
Marketing strategy, New product development, Value proposition, Digital, Insurance
8 downloads
Garrett Bridenbaugh, Daniel Bellinger, Jay Stratton, Soujanya Nomula Nomula, Eric Pandorf, Ajay Sikha
A case study of market segmentation in a to grow profits at Cask, a digital communications technology corporation. The case breaks down the tough decision to further segment the company's customer markets and the potential effects on the sales team.
Market segmentation, sales, digital communications, technology
1 downloads
Bruce T Griffin, Dahlen Stoddard, Abhimanyu Prabhune, ISAAC BENJAMIN, Charles W Duke
This case study explores the pros and cons of remote work versus non-remote work. The shift towards remote work has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many companies are considering whether to continue offering remote work options in the post-pandemic world. The case study examines the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, including increased flexibility, reduced commute times, ...
Remote work, Work from home, In Person Work
8 downloads
Krithika N Kodumudi, Justin L Roberts, Heath H Campbell, Adelajda Mustafaraj, James Wilkendorf
Cell therapy process development is an important area of focus for the biotherapeutics industry, as it involves the development of complex and novel therapies that have the potential to treat a range of diseases. There are several key issues that the industry faces in the process of developing cell therapies that include scalability, process reproducibility, labor intensive process, regulatory com ...
Process development, cell therapy, technology, manufacturing, FDA, cancer, Immuno-Oncology
3 downloads
Martin B Richman, William Brezina, Greg M Pawlowski, Robert Newton, LaToya Lemons
Ben Hom sat at his desk at McKibbon Hospitality’s Tampa corporate office. He waited for his meeting with the Regional Vice President of Operations (RVPO), who oversaw the Tampa market to discuss the 2023 budget for his 10 hotels. The RVPO feared that staffing shortages and labor costs would wreck his budgets again, as they had in 2022. Hom knew that labor costs were the second most significant var ...
Hospitality, Great Resignation, Covid 19, Management, Labor
5 downloads
matthew grace
Entrepreneurs’ options for raising capital in the 21st Century have changed dramatically. Of the new options for individuals and businesses to raise funds, none has received more attention in the last decade than Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, having emerged from crowdsourcing, allows fundraisers to collect funds from funders, usually via the internet, and most often through an intermediary, the crow ...
Systematic Literature Review, Crowdfunding, Success, Performance, Reward, Reward-Based, Campaign, Funder, Fundraiser, Backer, Crowdfunder
6 downloads
matthew grace
Crowdfunding research has primarily been composed of attempts to identify crowdfunding performance and success factors. A research gap exists concerning funder motivations and behaviors as well as the dynamics that occur with pledge changes during crowdfunding campaigns. Therefore, understanding funder motivations and pledging behaviors during reward-based crowdfunding campaigns was the focus of t ...
Entrepreneurship, Crowdfunding, Motivation, Qualitative, Grounded Theory, Cancel, Decrease
12 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi, Michael j Provitera
The crucial role in developing transformational leadership skills for the future is at the heart of business acumen today and while our model worked in this environment, we encourage additional experimentation using the magic spark model. In our experiment, we found a new way of leadership succession planning which is crucial for business success. Without selection and progression of leadership, t ...
The Magic Spark Model, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Succession Planning, Human Resources Development, Organizational Learning, Systems Management Theory, The Future of Work
24 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi
Japanese leadership style has encompassed worldwide success and criticism. For example, Toyota is an example of a leading and successful Japanese company in industry. With its new and creative ideas, this company was able to rebuild the marginalized image of Japanese cars in the international business scene and take a large share of the car market in the world. Our interviews with 34 Japanese lead ...
Strategy, Social Capital, New Competencies, Leadership Development, Systems Approach.
18 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi
As the world recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, the world economy is still in flux. Many jobs disappeared from the scene as many organizations adjust their workforce. Attracting the best skills and best talent has also been a challenge for many organizations. Traditional recruitment methods are outdated, and our recommendation is to move to use a competency and knowledge-based recruitment process. ...
The Post-Pandemic Crisis, Knowledge-based, Skills, Competency, Recruitment, Innovation.
7 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi
The leadership literature often emphasizes innovation coupled with disruption as a source of competitive advantage based on the assumption that, without it, organizations constrain social progress in organizations. We identify a new model that comprehensively considers not only disruptive innovation but also the social impact of future decision-making. We create a comprehensive framework which we ...
Social Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, The Impact Model, DEI, Innovation, HRM
13 downloads
Amit Garg
Work values shifted in the face of profits versus layoffs during the Covid 19 pandemic. Employees working from home were intellectually stunted without learning opportunities to stay engaged and flailing to find inspiration. Business as usual now needed the new leader to emerge in a virtual environment. With revenue goals to meet, and increased pressure to perform with newly approved FDA medicat ...
Post Covid 19 leadership, Attraction selection attrition (ASA), Leader Member Exchange (LMX), Transformational leadership, Intrinsic motivation values, Autonomy, Ethical value
25 downloads
Paul W Tripp
In their efforts to remain competitive, organizations are routinely faced with the challenge of adapting to changeable environments and ensuring employees possess the necessary skills to compete. However, businesses often must contend with forces, whether internally or externally generated, that tend to discourage or undermine innovation, leaving practitioners to question how their organizations m ...
Social exchange theory, agency theory, law of diminishing marginal utility, Deprivation-Satiation Proposition, economic exchange theory, innovative work behavior, training and development, transformational leadership
26 downloads
Juan Manuel Harraca
Maturity models are a simple but powerful tool applied across an ample range of business disciplines. Originally emerging out of quality management and software engineering, these conceptual models help assess the quality of certain processes or strategies; and identify opportunities and actions needed to move to the next stage in maturity (Wendler, 2012). However, there is a lack of such a useful ...
Marketing strategy, Process Maturity, Competitive Maturity, Marketing Capabilities, Maturity Model, CMM, CMMI, BPMM, Self-Assessment, Value Proposition.
20 downloads
William G Cook
Supply chains of large-scale, technologically complex products rely on a vast network of suppliers. While supply chain efficiency has improved with the expansion of globalization, supply chain resiliency appears to have worsened. Some would argue, in light of the effects of a global pandemic and war in Eastern Europe, that supply chains are increasingly fragile. Since 2000 academic research has ...
Supply chain risk management, multi-factor modeling, factor analysis, Department of Defense, DoD, resilience, fragility, corporate failure prediction, risk factors
17 downloads
Jeff Gold
The problem addressed by this research is that some businesses are not motivated to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) into their plans. As a result, progress toward global sustainability has been impeded. The purpose of this study was to identity those strategies that motivate businesses to embrace ESG. Among the barriers impeding ESG is the lack of agreement whether it can co ...
Environment, social, governance, ESG, sustainability, motivation, stakeholder(s)
24 downloads
Robert W Hammond, Yuqi Wang
While promising, online biometric studies with crowdsourced participants have vagaries that can limit success. This paper shares researcher experience with biometric online data collection and a study that compared the differences of online and lab-based eye tracking (ET) and facial expression (FE) data. Students and the public were separated into two groups to place orders from a well-known r ...
Affective Computing, Emotional AI, Biometrics, Online Data Collection, Crowdsourcing, Eye Tracking, Facial Expression Analysis
26 downloads
Wen WEI, Krishnakumar Nair, Mary Hodges West, Andy J Hafer
This study outlines the use of a phenomenological interviewing process, as defined by Irving Seidman (Seidman, 2019), to explore the traits that contribute to shaping an individual as an innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The study involved interviewing Dr. Andy Hafer, Founder of Dynamic Communities Inc. DCE Productions Inc., Synapse, and other startup companies. The resulting data was a ...
Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Innovator, Learning, Servant leader, Faith, Family impact, Community leadership, Attachment theory, Generativity theory, Entrepreneur mindset theory, Self-leadership
45 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi
Japanese companies, led by bureaucratic management have not stifled innovation. In fact, the rigidity of leadership functions has led to the management by objectives (MBO) style of leadership decision-making. MBO, while criticized for rigidly, works. Look at Chrysler under the leadership of Lee Iacocca, who led the way in the automotive industry during challenging times. Japanese companies have re ...
Japanese Companies, Leadership Model, Organizational Design, Organizational Innovation, Japan.
15 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi, Michael j Provitera
There is growing interest in the global marketplace on innovation. For example, Tesla dominates Electric Vehicle (EV) sales but is losing market share to more affordable EVs from competitors, including Ford and Hyundai. A recent Forbes article captures the innovative momentum today, “With the rapid pace of technology, innovation is making SpaceX moon voyages and other grandiose concepts that seem ...
Innovation Strategy, Knowledge Management Processes, Continuous Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, Long-Term Approach, Deign Thinking, Incentive Systems.
19 downloads
To view the videos of the presentations click on CONFERENCE SESSIONS. https://www.informingscience.org/Conferences/InSITE2023/Sessions
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
50 downloads
Ilan Daniels Rahimi, Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose. Higher education institutions face difficulties and challenges when it comes to distance learning. The purpose of this paper is to examine self-efficacy indicators and student satisfaction during online English classes. Background. E-learning has been very relevant since the Covid-19 era and is still relevant today. It is possible for students to study regardless of their locati ...
information and communication technology (ICT), 21ct century abilities, social emotional learning, distance learning, digital environment, e-learning
7 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 ...
m-university, faculty-oriented m-university services, m-university service trait, user trait, continuance usage intention, perceived value
3 downloads
Svetlana Syarova, Stefka Toleva-Stoimenova
Aim/Purpose. This paper examines the Bulgarian educational policy in the field of information technology and cybersecurity in particular. Background. The massive penetration of technology into daily life and the economy is transforming the possibilities for work, learning, communication, access to information, and spending free time. The result is a global electronic environment that provide ...
training programs, educational policy, information technology, cybersecurity
21 downloads
Merav Aizenberg
Aim/Purpose. The study aimed to examine the remote and face-to-face experience of pedagogical training in kindergarten after the third COVID-19 closure in Israel. Background. The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 changed the training system, and preservice teachers were required to have their practical experience in the kindergartens both remotely and face-to-face. They had to adapt t ...
remote pedagogical training, face-to-face pedagogical training, preservice kindergarten teachers, kindergartens, COVID-19
5 downloads
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose. This study examined the self-perception of adolescents and young people aged 17-21 – how they perceived their personal characteristics, self-image, vitality, belonging to a local and global (glocal) society, happiness index and activity, media usage habits in general and smartphones in particular – in other words, it sought to produce a sketch of their character. Background. Diff ...
information and communication technology (ICT), smartphones, teenagers, young adults, generation Z, cluster analysis
10 downloads
Mosa Alokla, Mais Alkhateeb, Dipl. Mohammad Alokla
Hybrid learning first appeared in the late 1990s as a new way of teaching for distance learning that used computers and the internet to improve students' learning and encourage teachers to change their teaching techniques, resulting in a shift in learning from a teacher-centered model to a more student-centered model. This study contributed to theory, practice, empirical and policy. Theoretically ...
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Hybrid Learning (HL), Community College of Qatar (CCQ), MOH IN Qatar, COVID-19, Square Structural Equation Model (PLS-SEM)
10 downloads
Ruti Gafni, Moshe Leiba, Sofia Sherman
Aim/Purpose. This study aims to explore undergraduate IS students’ employability skills development while performing their final capstone project during their academic studies. Background. The importance of soft skills in the Information Systems industry is not an arguable fact and has been broadly discussed both in the industry and the academic literature. The ability of professionals to col ...
employability skills, capstone projects, soft skills, motivation, information systems studies, student reflections
12 downloads
Maayan Nakash, Dan Bouhnik
Aim/Purpose. COVID-19 was an unprecedented disruptive event that accelerated the shift to remote work and encouraged widespread adoption of digital tools in organizations. This empirical study was conducted from an organizational-strategic perspective, with the aim of examining how the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak affected employees’ use of organizational information systems (IS) as reflected in fr ...
COVID-19, new normal, information systems, information technology, remote work, digital transformation, workplace environment
18 downloads
Loreen Powell, Michalina Hendon
Aim/Purpose. Examination of student’s preferences regarding educational modalities after the COVID-19 pandemic. Background. It is necessary to investigate whether the mode of course delivery (online or traditional) offered by educational institutions aligns with the preferences of students, or if students are limited to enrolling in courses based solely on the available course modalities. ...
online learning, higher education, post pandemic
13 downloads
Wissal Neji, Naouel Boughattas, Faten Ziadi
Aim/Purpose. The aim of this study is to propose a teaching approach based on AI-based chatbot agents and to determine whether the use of this approach increases the students’ motivation. Background. Today, chatbots are an integral part of students’ lives where they are used in various contexts. Therefore, we are interested in incorporating these tools into our teaching process in order to pr ...
AI, chatbots, digital tools, student motivation
31 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 res ...
delimitations, dissertation, education research, thematic analysis, doctoral education
8 downloads
Jeffrey A Bohler, Benjamin Larson, Steven Sherman, Hugh Mills
Aim/Purpose. Early identification of students at risk of not achieving course learning objectives enables instructors to intervene earlier to help students succeed. One of the first student course engagement activities is registration. This study aims to determine if registration timing correlates with student success in an online STEM course. Background. Student success is based on achieving ...
higher education, academic achievement, student retention, course registration behavior, learning interventions, at-risk students, linear regression
9 downloads
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya, UMESH C VARMA
Aim/Purpose. The purpose of this study is to introduce an instrument that contains a set of exercises intended to help doctoral students align the key sections of their dissertation document. The exercises are developed after providing cognitive analysis of the factors that make aligning these key sections challenging to many, and after discussing pedagogical tools that can be used to address the ...
doctoral dissertation alignment, aligning sections of a doctoral dissertation, doctoral dissertation challenges
23 downloads
Stephen J. Andriole
Aim/Purpose. Business schools need to design, develop and deliver courses that are relevant to business problem-solving. Current pedagogies do not often provide the insight – or experience – necessary to close the gap between theory and practice. Background. The paper describes an initiative to design, develop and deliver courses in business-technology problem-solving that thoroughly immers ...
experiential learning, immersive learning, cases, relevance, business
8 downloads
Bryan D Berthot
Aim/Purpose. This is a literature review that defines agile supply chain management (ASCM), discusses several competing theories (particularly ones with some empirical evidence), their research limitations (e.g., cultural and industry homogeneity), and future directions for research that would add to the field’s body of knowledge. Background. Agile supply chain management (ASCM) is a relative ...
adaptability, agile supply chain management (ASCM), agility, alignment, leagile, lean, supply chain
26 downloads
Chaya Liebeskind, Giedre Valunaite Oleskeviciene
Aim/Purpose. The most crucial aspects of teaching a foreign language to more advanced learners are building an awareness of discourse modes, how to regulate discourse, and the pragmatic properties of discourse components. However, in different languages, the connections and structure of discourse are ensured by different linguistic means which makes matters complicated for the learner. Backgro ...
translation, corpus, multi-word expression, discourse, discourse marker
5 downloads
Roshanak Basty, Asuman Celik, Hazem Said
Aim/Purpose . This paper aims to answer the research question, “What are the development phases of the academic discipline of information technology in the United States?” This is important to understand the reason for the growing talent gap in the information technology (IT) industry by reviewing the evolution of information technology across time, how the discipline was formed, evolved, and gai ...
information technology, discipline of information technology, systematic literature review
9 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
3 downloads
Eitan Giat, Michael Dreyfuss, Yahel Giat
Aim/Purpose. Patients’ length of stay in emergency departments (ED) is a widespread problem that poses great hardship on patients and health providers alike. This paper’s purpose is to reduce length of stay (LOS) for patients presenting to the ED with headaches. Background. The increasing number of patients admitted to emergency departments challenges administrators to find ways to reduce the ...
electronic medical records, emergency department, length of stay, patient flow
6 downloads
Jackalyn S Appalsami, Mishack Gumbo
Aim/Purpose. The study intends to develop a theoretical framework that inter-relates the theories of social constructivism and connectivism with the philosophy of ubuntu to online homeschooling post the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, a diagrammatical theoretical framework is presented to indicate how these theories and philosophy are intertwined. Background. The spread of coronaviruses caug ...
homeschooling, online, connectivism, ubuntu, social constructivism
18 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
11 downloads
Josette R Riep, Kemi Akanbi, Hazem Said
Aim/Purpose. The goal of this publication is to explore methods for advancing student success in technology related disciplines via improved program classification and selection within higher education. Background. Increased demand for information technology (IT) professionals has been cited as a challenge in many fields including cybersecurity and software development. Many highlight the cha ...
information technology, systemic literature review, STEM, discipline, classification
10 downloads
Madeleine V. S. Schneider, Christine Bakke
Aim/Purpose. This study aims to document the results of Student Ownership of Learning through the development of a software application to support dementia patients. The research strives to create an agile career-like experience connected to software development courses to overall improve the learning outcome for students. Background. Most online classes are limited to lectures, homework, and ...
student ownership of learning, dementia, software development, software engineering, programming, Scrum, professional experiences, learning outcomes
5 downloads
James J Meadows, Samuel Sambasivam
Aim/Purpose. The problem statement in the proposed study focuses on that, despite the growing recognition that teenagers need to undergo security awareness training, little is known about the impacts security training experts believe implementing a mandatory gamified security awareness training curriculum in public middle schools will have on the long-term security behavior of students in Texas. ...
cybersecurity, security awareness training, gamification, security habits, middle school security training
10 downloads
Christine Bakke
Aim/Purpose. Courses that include development of complex software projects aim to provide career-like experiences prior to a software development-focused capstone. This research shares an international collaborative project (COIL) whereby a remote instructor and their students are the clients for an undergraduate project-focused coding course. Background. This work builds on previous multi-ye ...
experiential learning, COIL, Agile, Scrum, software development, programming, student ownership of learning, active learning, iterative development, design-based research, computer science, information technology, software engineering, software development
7 downloads
Cynthia Smangele Ntuli, Mishack Gumbo
Aim/Purpose. This phenomenological qualitative study explores the views of Unisa students and tutors on the Africanisation of tutor support in Open Distance Learning by taking the African worldview of students into account. Background. Tutor support is a widely used phenomenon in different spheres of education including institutions of higher learning to promote equity of access and fair cha ...
tutor support, open distance learning, Africanisation, transformation, students
4 downloads
Anthony J Kampa, Christine Bakke
Aim/Purpose . This paper explores how best to implement Agile style courses into university curriculum. It is a starting point for teachers who are unsure how to structure their classes in an Agile way. Background. This paper explores the researcher’s experiences with Agile in the classroom, outside the classroom and in a professional setting. Recommendations are made on how to best introduce ...
Agile development, Scrum, software development, information technology, software engineering, classroom teaching
5 downloads
Jonathan Marquez, Joy C Penman
Aim/Purpose. This study seeks to determine the impact of a card game intervention in improving the English verbal communication of nursing students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Background. Many international students studying in Australia experience setbacks in their university studies due to English language difficulties. This paper out-lines how an educational car ...
card game, nursing, English language learning, ESL, Verbal communication skills
6 downloads
Shijiao Jia, Madhubala Bava Harji
Aim/Purpose. The aim of this paper is to present a systematic review of studies conducted on mobile-assisted task-based learning between 2013 to 2022. The primary objectives of the review are to elicit educational and learning contexts, research areas and foci, research trends, methodologies, data collection techniques, mobile technology used, learning outcomes, and issues in mobile-assisted task ...
mobile-assisted learning, mobile-assisted task-based learning, preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, systematic review, task-based learning
13 downloads
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
159 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
233 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
236 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
172 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
112 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
97 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)
131 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
134 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
96 downloads
Sveinn V Gudmundsson
Aim/Purpose: Explores the interrelationships between uncertainty, motivation, and IT readiness when predicting IOS adoption among small businesses. Background: Small business IOS adoption is proportionally low in most countries worldwide. Methodology: Uses a sample of small businesses and PLS structural-equations path modelling approach. Contribution: Uncertainty is an underexplored construct ...
uncertainty perspective, IOS, SME, small business, technology adoption, IT-enabled supply chains, electronic commerce
38 downloads
Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, Muesser Nat
Aim/Purpose: Nigeria’s university education goes through incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This strike has led to shared emotion on micro-blogging sites like Twitter. This study analyzed selected historical tweets from the “ASUU” to understand citizens’ opinions. Background: The researchers conducted sentiment analysis and topic modelling to understand Twitter ...
social media, ASUU, strike, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, topic modeling, Twitter
149 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
135 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 21, 2022
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
182 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
727 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
379 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
293 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
140 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
270 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
375 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
194 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
118 downloads
Nitin Kumar, Anuj jain
Aim/Purpose: This paper proposes a new approach to developing a deep learning-based prototyping wearable model which can assist blind and visually disabled people to recognize their environments and navigate through them. As a result, visually impaired people will be able to manage day-to-day activities and navigate through the world around them more easily. Background: In recent decades, the dev ...
visually impaired, handheld assistive technology, assistive technology, wearable devices, blind, navigation, object detection
210 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
276 downloads
Jonathan M Bryce, Rajermani Thinakaran, Zairul Amri Zakaria
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this research is to determine whether ESL teaching videos as a form of asynchronous online knowledge sharing can act as an aid to ESL learners internalizing knowledge in language acquisition. In this context, internalizing knowledge carries the meaning of being able to remember language, and purposefully and accurately use it context, including appropriacy of language, ...
knowledge management, English as a second language, asynchronous online instructional videos, internalizing language
93 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
321 downloads
Amal Khalifa Alkhalifa, Marie Devlin, Mona Alkhattabi
Aim/Purpose: To encourage students’ engagement in peer assessments and provide students with better-quality feedback, this paper describes a technique for author-reviewer matching in peer assessment systems – a Balanced Allocation algorithm. Background: Peer assessment concerns evaluating the work of colleagues and providing feedback on their work. This process is widely applied as a learning met ...
peer assessment, peer review, matching peers, adaptive peer assessment
55 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
178 downloads
Priyanka Gupta Priyanka, Deepti Mehrotra
Aim/Purpose: This paper focuses on designing and implementing the rubric for objective JAVA programming assessments. An unsupervised learning approach was used to group learners based on their performance in the results obtained from the rubric, reflecting their learning ability. Background: Students' learning outcomes have been evaluated subjectively using a rubric for years. Subjective assessme ...
rubric, JAVA programming, objective assessments, subjective assessments, rubric based evaluation
92 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
415 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
176 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
144 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
317 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
222 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
315 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
912 downloads
Ping Ning, Dorothy DeWitt, Hai-Leng Chin, Norlidah 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
127 downloads
Nien-Lin Hsueh, Bilegjargal Daramsenge, Lien-Chi Lai
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this study was twofold: first, to examine how learners’ behavioral engagement types affect their final grades in an online programming course; and second, to explore which factors most strongly affect student performance in an online programming course and their connection to the types of cognitive engagement. Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic situation, informatio ...
behavioral engagement, cognitive engagement, programming education, distance learning, PLS-SEM
182 downloads
Patience Kelebogile Mudau, Modise MP Modise
Aim/Purpose: This study explored the use of e-portfolios in fostering student engagement with their lecturers, content, and other students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: Although e-portfolios are still a relatively new trend in developing countries, they are becoming an alternative teaching and learning tool in distance education and online environments. Research has placed e-portfoli ...
E-portfolios, learning objects, online leaning, ODeL, student engagement, student support
118 downloads
Reem Baragash, Hanan Aldowah, Irfan N Umar
Aim/Purpose: To gain insight into the opinions and reviews of Malaysian university students regarding e-learning systems, thereby improving the quality and services of these systems and resolving any problems, concerns, and issues that may exist within the institution. Background: This exploratory study examines the students’ perceptions of e-learning in Malaysia based on Sentiment Analysis (SA) ...
e-learning systems, sentiment analysis, machine learning, university student
137 downloads
Abrar Y Aldekheel, Omar Khalil, Zainab M AlQenaei
Aim/Purpose: This study was designed to examine the extent to which high school teachers intend to continue using the tablet PC in their teaching within the context of the Tablet Project initiative in Kuwait. It explores what drives their adoption intention. Background: Blended learning offers teachers the potential to adopt IT to augment their instructions and refocus their content, target group ...
Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK), information technology (IT), education, teaching efficacy (TE), behavioral intention (BI), Kuwait
131 downloads
Imelda Gozali, Faizatul Istiqomah, Utami Widiati
Aim/Purpose: This study attempts to provide a thorough review on online English Language Teaching (ELT) research in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of presenting best practices of online ELT classes for the future blended or hybrid learning scenario. To operationalize the “best practices” of online learning, the Community of Inquiry framework was used as the guiding perspectiv ...
community of inquiry, COVID-19, ELT, Indonesia, PRISMA, systematic review
162 downloads
Ke Yu, Monicah G Motlhabane
Aim/Purpose: Social media platforms have been increasingly incorporated into teaching and learning. However, studies using mixed methods to explore WhatsApp’s potential to broaden online teaching and learning remain limited. Background: This study reports the experiences and perspectives of undergraduate students in terms of their WhatsApp usage patterns and preferences during COVID-19 using a s ...
WhatsApp, COVID-19, online teaching and learning, university, South Africa
73 downloads
Shijiao Jia, Madhubala Bava Harji
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present a systematic review of studies conducted on mobile-assisted task-based learning between 2013 and 2022. The primary objectives of the review are to elicit educational and learning contexts, research areas and foci, research trends, methodologies, data collection techniques, mobile technology used, learning outcomes, and issues in mobile-assisted task ...
mobile-assisted learning, mobile-assisted task-based learning, preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, systematic review, task-based learning
113 downloads
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Leesa Thomas-Banks
Aim/Purpose: The exorbitant cost of traditional textbooks, which particularly impact low-income, underrepresented minority groups, can be a barrier to student success in higher education that contributes to educational inequities. The aim of this multi-methodology study, conducted at a mid-Atlantic minority-serving institution that serves primarily first-generation and lower-income learners, is to ...
e-book, e-book subscription, HBCU, minority education, first-generation learners, Cengage Unlimited, MindTap, student learning success, e-learning, affordable course content, learning materials
70 downloads
Orit Avidov Ungar, Merav Hayak
Aim/Purpose: This paper examines how senior academic staff from a large sample of teacher education colleges regard the integration of digital games into teacher instruction. These colleges serve general or religious populations, and we examine what, in practice, their policy and vision were in this regard in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: The sudden adoption of online teaching ...
senior academic staff, COVID-19, digital games, pedagogy, teacher education colleges
57 downloads
Selvarajah Mohanarajah, T. Sritharan
Aim/Purpose: The key objective of this research is to examine whether fix-and-play educational games improve students' performance in learning programming languages. We also quantified the flow experiences of the students and analyzed how the flow contributes to their academic performances. Background: Traditionally, learning the first computer programming language is considered challenging, In ...
CS1, novice programming, game-based learning; gamification, serious games, educational games for learning programming
84 downloads
Shahjad ‎, Khurram Mustafa
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this writing was not to promote any particular assessment tool. We aimed to critically explore the numerous assessment techniques that are accessible to app stakeholders with an emphasis on their strengths, shortcomings, and trustworthiness. We underline the importance of a relatively good and research-based tool that can readily assess the existing Learning Apps (LAs). B ...
learning apps, educational mobile app, evaluation, assessment, framework, content, pedagogy, technology
110 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 19, 2022
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
63 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
111 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
52 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)
42 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
43 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
29 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 order ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems approach, systems transdisciplinary approach, higher education
73 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
57 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
30 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
393 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
124 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
585 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
335 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
199 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
453 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
287 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
177 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
154 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
545 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
116 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
358 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
193 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
515 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
130 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
317 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
277 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
138 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
353 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
98 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
262 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
94 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
229 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
205 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
256 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
483 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
73 downloads
Francesco Tommasi, Ferdinando Toscano, Davide Giusino, Andrea Ceschi, Riccardo Sartori, Johanna Lisa Degen
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a quantitative investigation of the organizational factors predicting the attrition of doctoral students’ experience of meaning and how meaningful experience and meaningless work affect doctoral students’ mental health and achievements. Background: Today’s academic environment subsumes neoliberal principles of individualism, instrumentality, and competition. Such ...
doctoral students, meaningless work, mental health in academia
305 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
56 downloads
Trang Pham
Aim/Purpose: This study explores the development of academic identity among a group of Asian international doctoral students at a U.S. research university in various settings, including interacting with students and faculty members and reflecting on their personal journeys. Background: In 2020-2021, 132, 000 international doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities – an increase of 71% since ...
academic identity, acculturative stress, cultural inclusion, international doctoral students
242 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
75 downloads
Serveh Naghshbandi
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the main conceptualizations of learning space from doctoral students’ perspectives. The aim was to develop a participatory approach to make students’ multiple voices heard. Background: Doctoral experience is viewed as being influenced by social practices of the scholarly communities; learning space in this context is a collective ...
learning spaces, doctoral education, design-based research (DBR), participatory design
210 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
83 downloads
Azad Ali, Shardul Pandya, UMESH C VARMA
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop instructional rubrics that help in writing and evaluating doctoral dissertation research problem statements. Background: This is a follow up study. In the first paper (Ali & Pandya, 2021), we introduced a model for writing a research problems statement that takes the students through four phases to complete their writing. In this paper, we i ...
research problem statement, doctoral research problem, doctoral dissertations
254 downloads
Priscilla I Maliwichi, Wallace Chigona
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the study is to explore factors that affect how healthcare clients in rural areas use infomediaries in maternal mHealth interventions. The study focuses on maternal healthcare clients who do not own mobile phones but use the mHealth intervention. Background: Maternal mHealth interventions in poor-resource settings are bedevilled by inequalities in mobile phone ownership. ...
infomediaries, mHealth, maternal mHealth interventions, volunteers
40 downloads
Melanie Vilser, Sabrina Rauh, Irmgard Mausz, Dieter Frey
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceived efforts, rewards, motives, and coping strategies of a sample of PhD students in Germany based on tested stress models, the Effort-Reward-Imbalance Model and the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping. Background: Pursuing a PhD can be challenging and stressful. Students face conflicts, isolation, and competition as well as diffi ...
coping strategies, effort-reward-imbalance, motives, PhD students
346 downloads
Ali Shakir Zaidan, Dr. Khai Wah Khaw, Alhamzah Alnoor
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the impact of decision-making, crisis management, and decision-making on sustainability through the mediation of open innovation in the energy sector. Background: Public companies study high-performance practices, requiring overcoming basic obstacles such as financial crises that prevent the adoption and development of sustainability programs. Methodology: Due to ...
crisis management, innovation, decision-making environment, sustainable performance
58 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
304 downloads
Amro Al-Madadha, Mohammad Hamdi Al Khasawneh, Ola Al Haddid, Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan
Aim/Purpose: Currently, the world faces unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, particularly concerning individuals’ health and livelihood and organizations and industrial performance. Indeed, the pandemic has caused rapid intensifying socio-economic effects. For instance, organizations are shifting from traditional working patterns toward telecommuting. By adopting remote working, organizations ...
telecommuting, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), employee’s self-efficacy, behavioral intentions, banking
237 downloads
Sara Elvira Galbán-Lozano, Ligia Garcia-Bejar
Aim/Purpose: To understand the experiences of full-time university professors at a Mexican university who are pursuing a doctoral degree, this study seeks to describe the experiences of doctoral students who are also university professors. The study focuses on the intentions, experiences, and prospects regarding the decision to study for a doctorate as a university professor. Background: This re ...
doctoral studies, institutional conditions, Mexican context, student experiences, university professors
245 downloads
Audrey Poh Choo Cheak, Chin Wei Chong, Yee Yen Yuen, Irene Yoke Chu Leong
Aim/Purpose: This study examined the relationship between critical success factors (CSFs), perceived benefits, and usage intention of Mobile Knowledge Management Systems (MKMS) via an integrated Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Information Systems Success Model (ISSM). Background: This study investigates the CSFs (i.e., Strategic Leadership, Employee Training, System Quality, and Information ...
Technology Acceptance Model, Information Systems Success Model, mobile knowledge management systems, strategic leadership, employee training, system quality, information quality, perceived benefits, perceived user-friendly, usage intention
54 downloads
Adesola Paul Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma
Aim/Purpose: The main purpose of the study was to find out the influence of information literacy and research self-efficacy on the research productivity of doctoral students in universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Background: The prosperity of any nation is inextricably tied to its research productivity in both quality and quantity. Hence, doctoral education, among others, is meant to sustain res ...
information literacy, information processing, self-efficacy, research self-efficacy, research productivity, doctoral studies
220 downloads
Shehu Malami SarkinTudu, Alawiyah Abd Wahab, Huda H Ibrahim
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the critical predictors affecting project desertion in Blockchain projects. Background: Blockchain is one of the innovations that disrupt a broad range of industries and has attracted the interest of software developers. However, despite being an open-source software (OSS) project, the maintenance of the project ultimately relies on small core de ...
blockchain project, open source software, project desertion, expert review
70 downloads
Rida Sellali, Nour El Houda Lahiouel
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to investigate the effect of expectancy-value beliefs on Algerian doctoral students’ academic burnout. Descriptive-inferential research was adopted to measure the potential association and predictive relationship between the variables of the study. Background: It is commonly known that candidates undertaking a doctoral course experience significant ...
academic burnout, expectancy-value, doctoral students
192 downloads
Niko Ibrahim, Putu Wuri Handayani
Aim/Purpose: The main goal of this systematic literature review was to look for studies that provide information relevant to business intelligence’s (BI) framework development and implementation in the tourism sector. This paper tries to classify the tourism sectors where BI is implemented, group various BI functionalities, and identify common problems encountered by previous research. Background ...
business intelligence, framework, functionalities, literature review, tourism
152 downloads
Emily Holtz, Xin Li, Ying Xu, Salandra Grice
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to understand and assess the self-care perceptions and habits of US domestic versus international graduate students in doctoral programs at an R1 university in Texas. Background: The number of domestic and international students entering doctoral programs in US universities continues to increase each year. However, completion rates within the Ph.D. program remain low ...
self-care, domestic doctoral students, international doctoral students
215 downloads
Ramina Farshadi, Eslam Nazemi, Neda Abdolvand
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to identify Critical Success Factors (CSF) of Business Intelligence (BI) and provide a framework to classify CSF into layers or perspectives using an enterprise architecture approach, then rank CSF within each perspective and evaluate the importance of each perspective at different BI maturity levels as well. Background: Although the implementation of the BI ...
business intelligence, critical success factor, maturity model, enterprise architecture
103 downloads
Sariseelia Sore, Minna Saunila, Juhani Ukko
Aim/Purpose: This study focuses on the connection between IT-producing firms’ digital service capabilities and the digital service performance of IT-consuming firms, especially online shop operators. Background: The acquisition and integration of knowledge regarding digital service capabilities and performance can increase the level at which employees assimilate information, organize with IT-cons ...
product capabilities, service capabilities, relationship capabilities, digital service, performance
28 downloads
Nufri Wilis, Lindung Parningotan Manik
Aim/Purpose: This study investigated a model of mobile esports acceptance among urban citizens based on an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Background: Currently, esports are increasingly popular and in demand by the public. Supported by the widespread development of mobile devices, it has become an interactive market trend to play games in a new model, mobile esports. Methodology: Th ...
esports, technology acceptance model, mobile
46 downloads
Ayushi Tandon, Sabra E. Brock, Yogini Joglekar
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the impact of transitioning from in-person classrooms to remote online business education and provides analysis of key factors impacting course and instructor ratings as well as strategies for higher education institutions to provide engaging instruction. Background: “Zoom”ing into teaching and moving out of traditional classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic has ...
online teaching, student evaluations, teaching and learning
34 downloads
Diane Kutz
In August 2018, the Plant Manager of a TASUS manufacturing facility in rural Florence, Alabama, confronts a human resource management challenge: How to recruit and retain employees with needed skills, given low unemployment both locally and nationwide as well as increased competition from manufacturers who recently moved into Northwest Alabama? The TASUS plant managers are proud of its family- ...
Human resources, war for talent, hiring
7 downloads
ChienChing Lee, Emily Woo, Greg Yap
Singapore has won many accolades as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destination for 17 years in the Asia Pacific, with the industry having a projected market value of USD5,214.0 by end 2027, with a CAGR of 8.4% (PRNewswire, 2020). Eyeing this huge growth potential, Greg founded TAB Group Pte Ltd in 2019, serving the corporate and private events market. Greg wanted to ...
Events planning, experience economy, Covid-19, vision, survival
8 downloads
Jernard Woodard, Paula M Durspek, Rich Mauro, Archie Eugene Hill, George Makdisi
Christine Busby stood in her office and stared at a blank whiteboard. She asked herself, “Where do I start?" with a marker in hand. Christine had a front-row seat in changing how the skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry does business. There were several complicated factors, multiple rules and regulations to navigate, little money, and no time to execute this colossal change. To add to the stres ...
Healthcare, Nursing, Lobbying, Legislation, Vaccines, Costs
33 downloads
Matthew Jackson, Michael Ens, Nichole Solomon, Ashley A Schultz
The Department of Children and Families has reviewed a Technology solution that should meet most of their needs for improved client service and asset management. The protagonist, Brad Frearson, is carefully reviewing his plan and the outcomes of each for the SunCoast region.
DCF, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
13 downloads
Michael J Melone, asmita mishra, Leo P Rogers, AMARELA PEQINI, Josh Felperin A USF
This article analyzes a situation encountered by eParts Services, a web portal provider, when looking to expand into the European market. It focuses on the challenges involved in meeting GDPR regulation and proposes a variety of approaches on how they could meet regulatory needs.
eParts Services privacy GDPR globalization
11 downloads
James O Chestnut, Lydia Howard, Robert Giles, Rajiv R Patel
Connected Communities: Was there worth in smart home technology in an apartment community? Should Mosaic Development add smart home technology in their multi-family developments? This was the question that Marc Mariano, development partner at Mosaic Development, pondered as he struggled to decide if he should install smart home technology in his latest multi-family project. Mariano understood ...
Smart technology, multi-family, real estate development
12 downloads
Iya Mokube, Shane M Davis, mohamad eid, Donald Shiflet
Randy Koubek, Allbridge's CFO, had an AR problem. He couldn’t help but wonder if the AR situation was the main problem, or if it was symptomatic of a deeper issue. Was it primarily an internal problem, where the existing AR department could benefit from more focused training? Did Allbridge need to implement new technology and/or processes to improve current debt collection practices? Were there un ...
Allbridge, Accounts Receivable, Tesoro, Hospitality, Audio Visual
6 downloads
Andy J Hafer
Dynamic Communities was a company that forms and administers Software User Groups. Each group had a thriving membership which shared knowledge and information among each constituent in the community. Active participation by employees of member companies led to stronger competency in the software and eventually higher return on software investment for their employer. Programs and features of mem ...
Strategy, Pricing, Product features, Product Mix, Training, Software, User Group, Microsoft
20 downloads
Richard Will, Ronald K. Satterfield, Rick Skaggs
The University of South Florida Federal Credit Union deploys a strategic planning process which includes a separate “governance only” planning session prior to a joint leadership and governance planning session. This case study presents the material used for the 2021 annual volunteer only planning session. Using the discussion case method, the volunteers decide which strategic directives should b ...
strategic planning, leadership, board governance
15 downloads
Randell McNair
The organizational capability of a firm to create, integrate and maintain cyber versions of complex physical systems known as Digital Twins is a key enabler for joining the 4th Industrial Revolution. This article highlights the business case for firms in the petrochemical process industry to manage digital twins as valuable business assets based on academic and business literature, webcast and liv ...
Digital Twin, 3D Model, Oil & Gas, Process Industry, Industry 4.0, Engineering Data, Complex Facility, Information Asset Lifecycle
138 downloads
Randell McNair
During the design phase of major capital projects, information content about complex process facilities is created and used to model how the facility will operate once completed. In the Oil and Gas (O&G) sector, this digital design data is referenced to plan material orders, stage testing, and track commissioning of the facility components. It can also inform decisions related to construction, ins ...
3D Model, Digital Twins, Information Management, Industry 4.0, Visualization, Value, Lifecycle, Maintenance, Oil & Gas, Process
86 downloads
Randell McNair
An industry standards organization sponsors a project to design a standard and document a means to assess the practical and economic benefits of 3D model maintenance throughout the complex process facility lifecycle. This article chronicles the elaborated action design research (eADR) approach used to evaluate the design and implementation stages of this project, reflecting on this ongoing effort ...
eADR, Design Science Research, 3D model, Digital Twin Maturity Model, Industry 4.0, Operations Information Lifecycle Management, Standards, Action Design Research, total cost of ownership
88 downloads
Robert W Hammond
Internships have been a long-standing opportunity for students to gain work experience before graduation. Increasingly, savvy companies have come to realize that as a result of experiential educational experiences like internships, vocationally oriented student organizations, and university programming many students are ready to contribute in a meaningful way to the firm at graduation and in many ...
Internship, Sales, Marketing, Education, Mixed Methods, Recruiting
13 downloads
matthew grace
How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted entrepreneurship in America is a critical question. Despite the pandemic, entrepreneurs have been, and still are, looking to finance their ongoing, established businesses, as well as finance new ventures. Reward-based crowdfunding has filled an important gap in alternative finance since the 2008 financial crisis, and many are wondering if it can do the same f ...
Entrepreneurship, Crowdfunding, Alternative Finance, Pandemic, COVID-19, Finance, Startup, Financial crisis
28 downloads
Vince Hafeli
A literature review shows conclusive information that suicide within the construction industry is high compared to society, with documented common themes for suicide and suicidal ideation. A subset of the common themes tied to the industry includes stigma associated with discussing mental health and suicide, both prescribed and self-medicating for injuries, and seasonal employment that leads t ...
Suicide, construction, mental health, executives, risk factors, employment
32 downloads
Susan Ryan Goodman
This study examined a cross-section of operating nonprofits to understand what governance policies they utilize and compare these policies and practices to those recommended in the literature. The study was based on interviews of 18 board members of nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area.
Governance, Nonprofit, Board of Directors, Policies and Practices
34 downloads
Mostafa Sayyadi, Michael j Provitera
Management scholars have identified three dimensions for organizational culture that stand out as we recover from the pandemic. One is the dimension of trust, which is expressed by mutual trust and respect for the common good. The second is the dimension of learning that focuses on exploration and innovation. The third, is collaboration, which is an example of actively supporting employees. These ...
Corporate Culture, The Post-Pandemic world, Trust, Collaboration, Learning, Change Leadership, The Future of Work
38 downloads
Paige Bridges, Vince Hafeli
This narrative profile of Moez Limayem, Dean of the Muma College of Business, was developed using the thematic narrative research method, which included three exploratory interviews. The initial interview on which this narrative is based focused on the formative experiences that shaped Dean Limayem's life and career up to the present day. The objective was to derive the meaning of Dean Limayem's l ...
Innovation, Servant Leadership, Technology, Relationships, Student Success, Dean Limayem, Muma, USF
83 downloads
Table of Contents: Proceedings of the 2022 InSITE Conference
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
78 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
21 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
11 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
10 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
20 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.
8 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
12 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
52 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
10 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
30 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
62 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
14 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)
6 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
22 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
25 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
14 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
15 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
32 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
17 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
9 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
12 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
18 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
16 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
21 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
17 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
9 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
109 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
9 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
17 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
12 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
26 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
17 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
12 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)
146 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
15 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
352 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
192 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
141 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
91 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
113 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
194 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
79 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
104 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
52 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
138 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 20, 2021
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
306 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
296 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
598 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
283 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
503 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
186 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
138 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
279 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
144 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
315 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
441 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
532 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
379 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
301 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
282 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
347 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
203 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
279 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)
1498 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
251 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
180 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
209 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
416 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
158 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
177 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
350 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
127 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)
364 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
153 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
100 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 19, 2022
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
77 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
89 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
71 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
76 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
64 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
59 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
79 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
93 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
214 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
49 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
55 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
127 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
469 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
596 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
345 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
567 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
186 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
451 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
213 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
486 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
91 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
675 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
117 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
274 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
428 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
158 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
442 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
448 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
151 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
580 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
537 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
225 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
499 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
485 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
392 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
361 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
106 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
489 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
166 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
466 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)
228 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
1428 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
406 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
131 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
425 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
803 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
108 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
464 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
79 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
352 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
218 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
925 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
364 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
35 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
54 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
443 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
848 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
428 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
363 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
359 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
321 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
331 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
372 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
345 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
384 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
356 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
384 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
283 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
75 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
22 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
71 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
47 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
11 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
23 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
36 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
89 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
25 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
24 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
168 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
17 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
21 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
50 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
17 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
29 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
28 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,
20 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
10 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
19 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
21 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
12 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
27 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
26 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.
30 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.
25 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
18 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
9 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
27 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
6 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
10 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
19 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
29 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
175 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
59 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
39 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
10 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
16 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
29 downloads
Michael Jones
List of Presentations at the 2021 InSITE Conference
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
60 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
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
26 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
10 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
11 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
16 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
31 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
36 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
10 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
25 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
34 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
249 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
35 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
71 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
8 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
72 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
7 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
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 the U ...
COVID-19 transition, online teaching, UTAUT, web app, participant-observer, action research
15 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
11 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
26 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
11 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
73 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
161 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
214 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
390 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
189 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
259 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
101 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
86 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
48 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
100 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
46 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
133 downloads
Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 19, 2020
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
275 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
452 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
416 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
526 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
257 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
509 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
175 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
328 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
108 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
424 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
223 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
541 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
428 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
192 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
129 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
681 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
236 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
158 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
233 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
333 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
130 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
484 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
383 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
360 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
236 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
168 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
468 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
303 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
246 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
1550 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
247 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
490 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
164 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
404 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
136 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
149 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
120 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
291 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)
355 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
192 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
4356 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
597 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
546 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
3039 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
412 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
213 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
223 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
159 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
1336 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
835 downloads
Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 17, 2020
IISIT, Informing Science, information technology
94 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
77 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
99 downloads
Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
112 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
268 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
227 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
128 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
110 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
291 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
78 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
33 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
963 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
474 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
1098 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
572 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
1164 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
509 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
999 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
565 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
1215 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
560 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
510 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
1095 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
938 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
436 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
941 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
648 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
901 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
1400 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)
1196 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
468 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
482 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
1097 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
447 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
919 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
475 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
928 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)
661 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
413 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
494 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
631 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
415 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
440 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
423 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
461 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
484 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
467 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
437 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
482 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
418 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
483 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
522 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
423 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
442 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
487 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
387 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
406 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
635 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
1748 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
390 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
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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
106 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
21 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
13 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
30 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
42 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
32 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
63 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
30 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
83 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
53 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
150 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
116 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
104 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
102 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
65 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
95 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
43 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.
57 downloads