Table of Contents for IISIT Volume 14, 2017
IISIT, informing Science, information technology, InSITE
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Executive Higher Education Doctoral Programs in the United States: A Demographic Market-Based Analysis
Aim/Purpose: Executive doctoral programs in higher education are under-researched. Scholars, administers, and students should be aware of all common delivery methods for higher education graduate programs. Background This paper provides a review and analysis of executive doctoral higher education programs in the United States. Methodology: Executive higher education doctoral programs analyze ...
higher education, executive, graduate programs
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Can Learners Become Teachers? Evaluating the Merits of Student Generated Content and Peer Assessment
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this project was to explore student perceptions of the value of both the creation of video content and exposure to other students’ work though peer assessment and inclusion of exemplars as unit material. Background: The research was in a first year information technology flipped-learning unit, where the assessment involved students developing video presentations that wer ...
student generated, peer review, flipped learning, peer assessment
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The Impact of a University Experience Program on Rural and Regional Secondary School Students: Keeping the Flame Burning
Aim/Purpose: The uptake of university by regional students has been problematic for various reasons. This paper discusses a program, initiated by a South Australian regional university campus, aimed at attracting regional students into higher education. Background: A qualitative descriptive approach to study was used to determine the value of the program on participating students and school sta ...
university participation, increasing university aspirations, Year 10 students, regional university experience
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Aim/Purpose: Despite millions of apps on the market, it is still challenging to develop a mobile app that can run across platforms using the same code. Background: This paper explores a potential solution for developing cross platform apps by presenting the hybrid app approach. Methodology: The paper first describes a brief evolution of the different mobile app development approaches and ...
hybrid apps, mobile app development, cross-platform web app, Ionic framework
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Aim/Purpose: In today’s changing economy, economic growth depends on career and technical programs for skill training. Background: This study discusses the key area in promoting individual learning and skill training and discusses the importance of career education and training as a way of promoting economic growth. Methodology : This study uses a qualitative study approach to investigate ...
workforce development, technology, unemployment and employment growth, labor force, education and job training, economic growth and instructional technology
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Aim/Purpose : Share research finding about ransomware, depict the ransomware work in a format that commonly used by researchers and practitioners and illustrate personal case experience in dealing with ransomware. Background: Author was hit with Ransomware, suffered a lot from it, and did a lot of research about this topic. Author wants to share findings in his research and his experience in de ...
Ransomware, Malware, Crypto 3, Crypto 4, Computer ransom
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Aim/Purpose: This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of mentor’s work with immigrant children and adolescents at risk, using the Elements Way. Background: The New Media offers our “screen kids” a lot of information, many behavioral models, and a new type of social communication. The Elements Way is an educational method designed to enhance openness, development, breakthroughs, goa ...
screen kids, empowering, new media, immigrant children, children at risk, mentors, the Elements Way
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Assessing the Affordances of SimReal+ and their Applicability to Support the Learning of Mathematics in Teacher Education
Aim/Purpose: Assess the affordances and constraints of SimReal+ in teacher education Background There is a huge interest in visualizations in mathematics education, but there is little empirical support for their use in educational settings Methodology: Single case study with 22 participants from one class in teacher education. Quantitative and qualitative methods to collect students’ respons ...
pedagogical affordances, technological affordances, SimReal+, visualization tool
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Aim/Purpose: To understand the change of entrepreneurial initiatives by analysing some new initiatives that came up the last years based on IT enabled business models Background: The theme is described from an educational perspective by offering examples of successful entrepreneurship initiatives Methodology: Description of some cases: Waynabox, Lock up, Uber, Pinterest Contribution: Thi ...
entrepreneurial initiatives, case study, customer experiences, knowledge society
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Aim/Purpose: Governments, private business, and academia have become increasingly aware of the importance of collaboration in multi-stakeholder, multicultural environments. This is due to the globalization and (developing) mutual relationships with other global partners, due to the often varying visions and goals between the respective organizations in managing projects that span those environmen ...
cultural communication, stakeholder theory, cultural competence
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The Use of Kanban to Alleviate Collaboration and Communication Challenges of Global Software Development
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to describe how various Kanban elements can help alleviate two prominent types of challenges, communication and collaboration in Global Software Development (GSD). Background: Iterative and Lean development methodologies like Kanban have gained significance in the software development industry, both in the co-located and globally distributed contexts. However, litt ...
Kanban, lean software development, global software development, communication challenges, collaboration challenges
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Aim/Purpose: This article examines how learning activities draw on resources in the work context to learn. Background The background is that if knowledge no longer is seen mainly as objects, but processes, how then to understand boundary objects? Our field study of learning activities reveals the use of pictures, documents and emotions for learning in the geographically distributed Norwegian Lab ...
learning in organizations, network of practice, sense making, learning as prac-tice. boundary objects
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Aim/Purpose: This study aims to investigate various characteristics from both victims as defaced websites and defacers that linked to a risk of being defaced through a set of descriptive analysis. Background: The current figures from a spectrum of sources, both academic and non-academic reports, proved a progressive increase of website defacement attacks to numerous organisations. Methodolog ...
defacement, re-defacement, entertainment and defacer
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