Volume 19, 2020
Table of Contents for JITE: Research, Volume 19, 2020
JITE, IT education, education research, table of contents
.i - iii
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
1 - 16
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
17 - 40
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
41 - 63
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
65 - 85
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
87 - 112
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
113 - 130
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
131 - 166
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
167 - 204
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate posts that deviate from the norm by receiving many more comments than likes in a teacher thematic Facebook (FB) group. Background: Social media sites are currently becoming standard tools for professional practices. Swedish teachers use thematic FB groups as a platform for professional learning. Methodology: Data from a large teacher FB group ...
social media, Facebook, teachers, Goffman, identity work, computational analysis, thematic analysis
205 - 222
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
223 - 242
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
243 - 258
Variables Affecting E-Learning Services Quality in Indonesian Higher Education: Students’ Perspectives
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
259 - 286
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
287 - 314
Designing Online Learning Environments for Flipped Approaches in Professional Mathematics Teacher Development
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
315 - 337
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
339 - 365
End-User Software Development: Effectiveness of a Software Engineering-Centric Instructional Strategy
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
367 - 393
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
395 - 425
Examining the Impact of Spherical Videos in Teaching Endangered Species/Environmental Education to Primary School Students
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
427 - 450
Bibliographic Review of the Flipped Classroom Model in High School: A Look from the Technological Tools
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
451 - 474
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
475 - 488
Understanding Essential Factors in Influencing Technology-Supported Learning: A Model toward Blended Learning Success
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
489 - 510
Game-Based Student Response System: The Effectiveness of Kahoot! on Junior and Senior Information Science Students’ Learning
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
511 - 553
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
555 - 570
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
571 - 614
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
615 - 637
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
639 - 654
Can Mobile Learning Technology Close the Gap Caused by Gender Segregation in the Saudi Educational Institutions?
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
655 - 670
Exploring EFL Learners’ Online Participation in Online Peer Writing Discussions Through a Facebook Group
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
671 - 692
Inhibiting and Motivating Factors Influencing Teachers’ Adoption of AI-Based Teaching and Learning Solutions: Prioritization Using Analytic Hierarchy Process
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)
693 - 723
Volume 18, 2019
JITE: Research, Volume 18, 2019, Table of Contents
table of contents, JITE, IT education
. i - iv
Aim/Purpose: Assessing non-technical skills is very difficult and current approaches typically assess the skills separately. There is a need for better quality assessment of these skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Background: A method has been developed for the computing discipline that assesses all six non-technical skills prescribed by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering an ...
computing education, learning outcomes, employability, transferable skills, assessment
1 - 18
Factors Contributing to Student Retention in Online Learning and Recommended Strategies for Improvement: A Systematic Literature Review
Aim/Purpose: This systematic literature review investigates the underlying factors that influence the gap between the popularity of online learning and its completion rate. The review scope within this paper includes an observation of possible causal aspects within the non-ideal completion rates in online learning environments and an identification of recommended strategies to increase retention r ...
student retention, online learning, instructional strategies, higher education
19 - 57
Students’ Perceptions of the Strengths and Limitations of Electronic Tests Focusing on Instant Feedback
Aim/Purpose: Students’ perceptions about feedback in e-tests have not been studied using qualitative methods. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the students' attitude towards electronic tests, focusing on the feedback. Background: Despite the advantages of electronic tests, it is one of the neglected technologies in the students’ evaluation process. Based on the technolog ...
electronic test, assessment, feedback, student perceptions, instant feedback
59 - 71
WhatsApp is the Message: Out-of-Class Communication, Student-Teacher Relationship, and Classroom Environment
Aim/Purpose: To study associations between elementary-, middle- and high-school students’ perceptions of classroom environment and student-teacher relationship and their out-of-class communication practices via WhatsApp app. Background: Communication between students and teachers is usually extended beyond the classroom’s time and space. This communication, referred to as out-of-class communicati ...
out-of-class communication, student-teacher relationship, classroom environ-ment, social media, instant messaging, WhatsApp
73 - 95
Aim/Purpose: Educational robotics competitions are a popular way to increase students’ interest in science and engineering during their K-12 years. However, female students are typically underrepresented in these competitions. The goal of this study is to determine differences in the experiences of male and female robotics competition students in order to better support female students and increas ...
gender, robotics, programming, competitions, STEM
97 - 112
A Teacher’s Influence on Student Engagement: Using Smartphones for Creating Vocational Assessment ePortfolios
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate how the facilitation of a vocational lecturer (teacher) influenced the engagement of fifteen carpentry students during their learning. This facilitation occurred while the students used smartphones and mobile applications to create visual assessment ePortfolios. Background: To encourage independence and peer collaboration, when creating their v ...
student engagement, mobile technologies, smartphones, eportfolios, vocational learning
113 - 159
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we highlight the need to monitor and diagnose adaptive e-learning systems requirements at runtime to develop a better understanding of their behavior during learning activities and improve their design. Our focus is to reveal which learning requirements the adaptive system is satisfying while still evolving and to provide specific recommendations regarding what actions ...
runtime requirements, requirements compliance, adaptive e-learning system, learning analytics, goal modeling, adaptive e-learning system, evaluation
161 - 184
Towards Enhancing Programming Self-Efficacy Perceptions among Undergraduate Information Systems Students
Aim/Purpose: Currently, Information Systems (IS) departments in business schools are moving towards integrating learning to program or code in their undergraduate core courses. Many factors affecting IS student success in learning to program have been identified, but there is still a dearth of knowledge about student perceptions on their own competence. The purpose of this study was to investigate ...
Information systems, programming self-efficacy, IS student classification, competent programmers.
185 - 206
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to evaluate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) implementation in academic colleges of education. The article offers a conceptual framework for ICT implementation within teacher education in the information era, which combines an array of frameworks and addresses the needs of teacher education. Background: The study examines the components of ICT implementat ...
ICT implementation, colleges of education, models of implementation, ICT literacy, online questionnaire, pre-service teachers
207 - 229
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the online teacher- students’ interactions using WhatsApp, an instant messaging tool, and to identify the students’ view towards the use of that tool in a law course from a higher education institution in Colombia. Background: WhatsApp is a trending tool that is ultimately being used in academic contexts. However, little research is known on t ...
mobile learning, WhatsApp, higher education, interaction, law
231 - 252
What Drives Successful Social Media in Education and E-learning? A Comparative Study on Facebook and Moodle
Aim/Purpose: This research investigates the success variables affecting the adoption of social networking sites (SNS), namely Facebook, and learning management systems (LMS), specifically Moodle, in developing countries. Background: In contemporary education, universities invest heavily in the integration of LMS with traditional classrooms. Conversely, such technologies face a high rate of fail ...
social networking sites (SNS), learning management systems (LMS), DeLone and McLean’s Information Systems Success (D&M ISS) model, higher education, the Middle East
253 - 274
Aim/Purpose: There is a huge array of educational technology tools that are now in use today. These tools have changed the way teachers teach and the way students learn. Among the many educational technology tools that are gaining popularity are the online collaboration tools. Online collaboration tools are web-based tools that allow individuals to do things together online like messaging, file sh ...
online collaboration tool, software effectiveness, educational technology, usability metrics
275 - 292
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to investigate the perceptions and motivations of state senior high school teachers in rural districts in Indonesia towards ICT use in learning activities. Background: In 2013, Indonesian government launched an ICT-based curriculum known as 2013 Curriculum. According to this curriculum, ICT must be integrated into all subjects as learning resources and media. Even tho ...
perception, motivation, teachers, Indonesia, ICT use, 2013 curriculum
293 - 317
Aim/Purpose: Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students, and parents. This research aims to investigate the impact of using the Edmodo network among the students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University and students’ attitudes toward it. Background: The creators of e-learning systems have recently taken remarkable strides, including the development of a full range ...
Edmodo, academic social media, blended learning, e-learning networks
319 - 330
Technology-engagement Teaching Strategy Using Personal Response Systems on Student’s Approaches to Learning to Increase the Mathematics Pass Rate
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether the effectiveness of the Technology-engagement Teaching Strategy using personal response systems with student’s approaches to learning will increase the pass rate in the Mathematics course Background: The challenge in this study was to develop the learning activities that accommodate individual differences and diversity in l ...
teaching strategy, personal response systems, students’ approaches to learning, mathematics, higher education
331 - 353
Appraising the Attitude towards Information Communication Technology Integration and Usage in Kazakhstani Higher Education Curriculum
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study is to examine and understand the attitude of Kazakhstani universities’ instructors towards ICT integration into the curriculum and to find out the relationship between instructors’ attitudes towards ICT and their actual usage of ICT for teaching and learning processes. Background: The Kazakhstani government has taken initiatives and developed state programs t ...
ICT integration into curriculum, attitude towards ICT use in teaching, barriers to integrating ICT into teaching, ICT in higher education
355 - 378
Does Size Matter? Instructors’ and Students’ Perceptions of Students’ Use of Technology in the Classroom
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore whether students’ self-initiated personal technology use differ by class size as well as to explore students and instructors’ perspectives on whether students’ technology use in class is a problem. Background: Because class size influences several aspects of student engagement, it is plausible that class size would affect students’ technology beha ...
media in education, post-secondary education, pedagogical issues, improving classroom teaching, laptop multitasking
379 - 393
Aim/Purpose: This study reviewed previous research on the role of gamification techniques in promoting students’ learning. Background: The role of gamification in promoting students’ learning has been investigated empirically by many scholars. To date, mixed results about the effectiveness of gamification have been reported, and researchers frequently argue that the inappropriateness of certain t ...
gamification, gamified learning activities, higher education, lifelong learning
395 - 417
Aim/Purpose: The principal aim of this study was to reveal digital citizenship levels of pre-service teachers enrolled in 1st and 2nd year in the education faculty at the Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University in Muğla, Turkey. Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of digital citizenship and their patterns of knowledge of digital citizenship were explored. Background: This study examines the concepts of digit ...
digital citizenship, pre-service primary school teachers, digital technologies, internet
419 - 436
Aim/Purpose: This work examines which factors influence user views on the learning effectiveness of serious games. For that matter, a model was developed and tested. Background: Although the impact of serious games on learning is their most widely ex-amined aspect, research is spread thin across a large number of studies having little in common in terms of their settings, samples, and learning su ...
enjoyment, learning effectiveness, serious games, structural equation modeling, subjective narration quality, subjective realism
437 - 466
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether ESL students in Thailand felt comfortable and confident using online course management tools as indicated by the levels of their online learning self-efficacy. Background: While online learning has become commonplace in most US based universities, some international educational institutions are just now dealing with the enormous task o ...
online learning, ESL learners, self-efficacy
467 - 479
Aim/Purpose: This research proposed a 3D multiuser virtual learning environment (3DMUVLE) educational game design framework by combining ATMSG, ADDIE, E-Simulation, and 3D Open Simulator Technology Architecture. This paper focused on a case study of online training for food crops productivity data surveys. Background: The conventional online training still lacks engagement, immersion, and curiosi ...
3D, virtual learning environment, educational game, online training
481 - 507
Measurement of the Impact on the Usability of an iPad Game Developed with a Design Guide Built by Children
Aim/Purpose: This research is a comparative test between two Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design approaches - Apple versus one informed by child users. Background: There are studies concerning the creation of graphical interfaces for kids, however, they do not involve them in the design process. On the other hand, operating systems such as Apple or Android impose their graphic guidelines desi ...
usability, mobile devices, games, children
509 - 528
Aim/Purpose: Effective e-learning systems need to incorporate student characteristics such as learning style and knowledge level in order to provide a more personalized and adaptive learning experience. However, there is a need to investigate how and when to provide adaptivity based on student characteristics, and more importantly, to evaluate its value in learning enhancement. This study aims to ...
adaptivity, e-learning, learning style, evaluation, computer science education
529 - 547
Aim/Purpose: The study aimed to investigate the influence of technology support, social support, academic support, and service support on student satisfaction and their relationships in private and state universities. Background: Coherent support between students, teachers, and management is usually extended beyond classroom scheduling and space. This support has a positive significant influence ...
technology support, academic support, social support, service support, stu-dent satisfactiontechnology support, academic support, social support, service support, student satisfaction
549 - 570
Aim/Purpose: At a public, higher education program in information technology, faculty are frequently asked to evaluate their curricula concerning: course content, the matriculation experience, where and in what capacity graduates are employed, and future academic initiatives developed to keep pace with changes in technology. The problem is determining the best process or mechanism to accumulate th ...
CIS curriculum development, IT careers, email surveys, Cooperative education, STEM, curriculum assessment
571 - 587
Volume 17, 2018
able of Contents for Volume 17, 2018, of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Research
table of contents, JITE, IT education
. i - iv
Situatedness and Variations in Student Adoption of Technology Practices: Towards a Critical Techno-Pedagogy
Aim/Purpose: The effective adoption of an ICT across every segment of the student population may occur where the design, implementation and supports recognize and adjust for variations in adoption practices across the student population and the situatedness of the promoted ICT adoption. The goal of this study was to demonstrate methods to explicate variations in perceptions and meanings associate ...
student, technology, equity, situatedness, segment, cluster, practice, learning, pedagogy, adoption
1 - 38
Aim/Purpose: The current case study aimed to investigate the engagement of nine English as foreign language (EFL) learners in online peer feedback on writing in a Facebook group. Specifically, the study focused on the issues of writing addressed in peer feedback and the learners’ perception of peer feedback in the Facebook group. Background: Peer feedback on writing has attracted the attention of ...
peer feedback, online peer feedback, Facebook, EFL writing
39 - 61
Technology as a Double-Edged Sword: From Behavior Prediction with UTAUT to Students’ Outcomes Considering Personal Characteristics
Aim/Purpose: We aim to bring a better understanding of technology use in the educational context. More specifically, we investigate the determinants of webinar acceptance by university students and the effects of this acceptance on students’ outcomes in the presence of personal characteristics such as anxiety, attitude, computer self-efficacy, and autonomy. Background: According to literature in ...
webinar, UTAUT, students’ outcomes, personal characteristics, Smart-PLS
63 - 102
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between teacher presence and social presence on one hand, and feelings of challenge and threat, self-efficacy, and motivation among students studying in virtual and blended courses on the other. Background: Physical separation between teacher and learners may lead to transactional distance, which should be reduced through t ...
blended course, challenge, motivation, learning community, self-efficacy, virtual course, social presence, teacher presence, threat, transactional distance
103 - 126
Effects of Professional Development and Videoconferencing on the Increase of Opportunities to Respond and the On-Task Behavior of Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders
Aim/Purpose: This study explored an alternative means to offering supervisory coaching to teachers, professional development, and virtual teacher coaching through the use of videoconferencing. Background: Teacher coaching has been identified as an effective way to improve teacher implementation of research proven effective classroom strategies. The use of technology to implement coaching wid ...
virtual teacher coaching, videoconferencing, professional development, emo-tional/behavior disorders, opportunities to respond
127 - 157
Impact of the Flipped Classroom on Learner Achievement and Satisfaction in an Undergraduate Technology Literacy Course
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the flipped classroom model on learner achievement and satisfaction for undergraduate learners Background: The context for this research on the flipped classroom was an introductory technology literacy course at a public, research university. Methodology: This study employed a quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test design consist ...
flipped classroom, learner achievement, learner satisfaction, blended learning; technology literacy
159 - 182
Assessing eLearning Systems Success in Nigeria: An Application of the DeLone and McLean Information Systems Success Model
Aim/Purpose: This study is based on the DeLone and McLean’s Information Systems Success (D&M ISS) model, which was modified to determine the success factors responsible for the acceptance of an e-learning system called Canvas by students of a Nigerian University. Background: The adoption of eLearning has been under studied within the context of developing countries. There have been calls in the l ...
eLearning systems, IS success, universities, Nigeria
183 - 203
“WhatsApp, Teacher?” - Student Perspectives on Teacher-Student WhatsApp Interactions in Secondary Schools
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we analyze the phenomenon of “classroom WhatsApp groups”, in which a teacher and students from a particular classroom interact with one another, while specifically focusing on the student perspective of these interactions. Background: The instant messaging application WhatsApp enables quick, interactive multimedia communication in closed groups, as well as one-on-one i ...
teacher-student communication, secondary school, WhatsApp, social networks technology (SNT), media in education
205 - 226
The Effectiveness of Integrating Interactive Technology in Reading Comprehension: A Case Study of Jamaica’s Grade SchoolNew Article
Aim/Purpose: There is growing number of countries embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives (e.g., Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Brazil, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates) to distribute tablet devices to students in the K-12 schooling sector. The review of the government-supported initiatives concluded that the majority of the ...
interactive technologies, reading intervention, comprehension, grade school, Jamaica
227 - 246
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this paper is to examine digital applications used in Swedish schools and whether they fulfill their potential as support for learners. This is done by examining the kinds of feedback they provide and discussing if this feedback supports learning or not. Background: The paper targets one aspect regarding which educational apps can be of high value for learners and teacher ...
digital applications, verification feedback, corrective feedback, elaborated feed-back, encouraging feedback, result feedback
247 - 283
Fostering Student Nurses’ Self-Regulated Learning with the Second Life Environment: An Empirical Study
Aim/Purpose: This study investigated the potential use of Second Life (SL) to facilitate nursing students’ confidence and motivation, as well as its impact on their self-regulated learning development. Background: The current emphasis on nursing education in general has resulted in more consideration of different virtual learning environments as a means for assessing individuals’ learning in a h ...
Second Life, nurse education, higher education, online learning
285 - 307
Student Attitudes towards Technology and Their Preferences for Learning Tools/Devices at Two Universities in the UAE
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to survey student opinions about technology in order to best implement and utilize technology in the classroom. In this paper, technology refers to ‘digital technology’. The aims of this study were to: (1) examine student attitudes towards technology in regards to enjoyment and perceived usefulness; (2) investigate what tools and devices students enjoyed ...
student attitudes, digital technology, device choices, learning tools, higher education
309 - 344
Research Integration in Information Systems Education: Students’ Perceptions on Learning Strategies, Skill Development, and Performance
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to explore whether students’ self-reported use of various learning strategies affected their perceptions on different course activities as well as their perceived performance in terms of both cognitive learning outcomes and general skills. Background: In a highly active learning environment that incorporates research into teaching, the effective use of various learni ...
research-teaching nexus, learning strategies, student perception, learning out-comes, academic performance
345 - 363
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the factors that influence university students’ intentions to adopt mobile learning for their learning activities. A theoretical model is developed based on prior research incorporating constructs from the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), and specific mobile learning constructs, as well as the mo ...
mobile learning, university, factors, moderating effect, UTAUT, TAM, SEM
365 - 398
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates, through structural equation modeling, the direct and indirect effects of blended learning on overall course satisfaction and student performance in interior architecture. Background: For critical education contexts, it is important to analyze student satisfaction with blended learning as well as its effects on student performance. In the context of teaching d ...
blended learning, design teaching, student performance, course satisfaction, personalized learning
399 - 422
Enhancing Educational Technology Confidence among Teacher Candidates: Benefits of and Lessons Learned from a 1:1 Device University-Elementary School Partnership
Aim/Purpose: This study describes and evaluates a teacher preparation program that combines a school-university partnership and a 1:1 device initiative. Background: This educational design research report combines a 1:1 technology device experience with a school-university partnership to enhance teacher preparation for educational technology use. Methodology: This is a mixed-methods education ...
teacher preparation, teacher candidate, educational technology, educational technology confidence, 1:1, school-university partnership
423 - 440
Factors with Influence on the Adoption of the Flipped Classroom Model in Technical and Vocational Education
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this work is to explore which factors impact on the adoption of the flipped classroom in vocational education to pave the way for the schools which want to apply this model. Background: Although various experiences in the use of the flipped classroom have been reported in recent years in the literature, fewer efforts have been done on how to implement this model from a ped ...
flipped classroom approach, inverted classroom, active learning, educational technology
441 - 469
Aim/Purpose: Extant research provides conflicting information regarding the role that lecture behaviors play within e-learning lectures. This study sought to understand what role motivation plays in increasing the likelihood that students engage in lecture behaviors in general, and how motivation affects the differing types of lecture behaviors. Background: The growth of online learning has incre ...
cyber university; intrinsic goal orientation; Korea; lecture behaviors; motivation; online learning
471 - 484
Aim/Purpose: The study aimed to examine teacher educators’ perceptions regarding their ability to implement innovative pedagogies following a year during which they used a newly equipped Active Learning Classroom (ALC), designed for teacher training Background: To this end, we asked how participants perceived the effective use of the ALC and how they were able to leverage the use of the ALC to i ...
TPACK, teacher educators, teaching style, teacher perceptions, techno-logical classroom, pedagogy
485 - 504
Patterns of EFL Learners’ and Instructor’s Interactions in Asynchronous Group Discussions on Free Writing
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine peer interactions and the instructor’s facilitation of online asynchronous group discussions on free writing among 20 learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) joining one Saudi university over one academic semester. The study also attempted to explore the views of the learners on the online interactions. Background: Peer interaction ...
peer interaction, instructor’s facilitation, asynchronous tools, EFL writing
505 - 526
Understanding the Dimensions of Identities and Its Impact Upon Member’s Participation in an Online Community of Practice
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to explore the dimensions of identities in relation to an online community of practice (CoP) and how the dimensions of identities influence the way teachers behave on their online CoP. Background: One of the emerging approaches for teachers’ professional development is through a form of community of practice, through which teachers learn through collaboration and acti ...
teachers’ identities, online identities, dimensions of identities, online, community of practice
527 - 547
Analogies Between Logic Programming and Linguistics For Developing Students' Understanding of Argumentation Texts
Aim/Purpose: Research shows that students encounter difficulties in identifying the structure of argumentation texts and in understanding the main message of the argument. The research examined the effect that learning Logic Programming (LP), while applying logic inference, has on students’ understanding of argumentation texts. Background: Understanding an argumentation text means exposure to it ...
argumentation, logic programming education, language education, computa-tional thinking, interdisciplinary analogies
549 - 575
Aim/Purpose: This study intends to find out the difference between the use of Schoology-based e-learning and conventional learning by integrating character education in the learning process Background: E-learning has a high contribution to change learning process positively, but it is a big challenge to conduct character education through e-learning, because of the reduced intensity of face-to-fa ...
ANEKA, e-learning, physics, character education, Schoology
577 - 593
Volume 16, 2017
online teaching, online learning, preservice teachers, online schools, virtual schools
i - iii
Aim/Purpose The goal of this project was to determine what effects exposure to online K-12 teaching and learning activities had on teacher candidates’ perceptions of K-12 online learning, how the exposure allowed teacher candidates to reach greater understanding of online pedagogy, and what effect such exposure had on teacher candidates’ aspirations to complete virtual field experiences. Backgr ...
online teaching, online learning, preservice teachers, online schools, virtual schools
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Aim/Purpose This paper utilizes the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to examine the extent to which acceptance of Remote Virtual Computer Laboratories (RVCLs) is affected by students’ technological backgrounds and the role of collaborative work. Background RVCLs are widely used in information technology and cyber security education to provide students with hands-on experimentation. However, ...
collaborative learning, technology acceptance, virtual computer laboratories
15 - 29
Aim/Purpose: To identify and rectify the learning difficulties of online learners. Background: The major cause of learners’ failure and non-acquisition of knowledge relates to their weaknesses in certain areas necessary for optimal learning. We focus on e-learning because, within this environment, the learner is mostly affected by these vulnerabilities due to the lack of direct contact with th ...
e-Learning, learner performances, optimization, detector agent, rectifier agent
31 - 45
Pre-Service Teachers’ Intention to Use MUVEs as Practitioners – A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Aim/Purpose: The study examines the effectiveness of university courses in shaping pre-service teachers’ intention to use 3D multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) when they become practicing teachers. Background: Four variables (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, self-efficacy, and attitude toward use), as well as behavioral intention to use MUVEs, were used to build a research mode ...
MUVEs, pre-service teachers, structural equation modeling, Technology Ac-ceptance Model
47 - 68
Background: Although Indonesia is one of the world’s most populated countries with a high penetration of internet usage there has been little research on SNS usage in Indonesia, especially involving children. Instead, SNS research in Indonesia has focused on university students and political, marketing, and disaster mitigation issues. Aim/Purpose: In order to address this gap a theoretical mo ...
attitude, children, Indonesia, parental influences, peer influences, social net-works, TAM
69 - 103
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this study was to investigate how Kuwaiti teachers perceive their own readiness to implement digital curriculum in public schools, and the factors that affect Kuwaiti teachers’ readiness to implement digital curriculum from their perspectives. Background: In order to shift from the traditional instructional materials to digital and more innovative resources, teachers h ...
digital curriculum, educational technology, Kuwait education, technology readinesss
105 - 126
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore whether a full cost flight training device (FTD) was significantly better for simulator training than a low cost PC-Based Aviation Training Device (PCATD). Background: A quasi-transfer study was undertaken to ascertain whether a Civil Aviation Authority certified Flight Training Device (FTD) was more effective at improving pilot proficiency in ...
PC-based aviation training device, flight training device, visual flight rules, qua-si-transfer, simulator, pilot training
127 - 142
A Proposed Framework to Understand the Intrinsic Motivation Factors on University Students’ Behavioral Intention to Use a Mobile Application for Learning
Aim/Purpose: By integrating a motivational perspective into the Technology Acceptance Model, the goal of this study is to empirically test the causal relationship of intrinsic motivational factors on students’ behavioral intention to use (BIU) a mobile application for learning. Background: Although the Technology Acceptance Model is a significant model, it largely remains incomplete as it does ...
intrinsic motivation, mobile learning, behavioral intention, competence, challenge, choice, interest
143 - 168
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the study is to examine what ICT coordinators perceive as the main elements of knowledge needed to implement ICT successfully into school culture. Background: For the past few years, Israel’s Ministry of Education has been running a national program of adapting the education system to the 21st century skills. Key teachers have been appointed as ICT coordinators. Their ro ...
ICT coordinators, TPACK, leadership knowledge, ICT implementation
169 - 188
Aim/Purpose: The number of students enrolled in online courses that use video lectures is on the rise. However, research shows that the number of students watching video lectures is low, and the number watching videos to completion is even lower. Background: This paper seeks to understand this problem by looking for correlations between instructional design and student engagement with video lec ...
instructional design, cyber university, video lectures
189 - 207
Aim/Purpose: When learning to program, both text-based and visual-based input methods are common. However, it is unclear which method is more appropriate for first-time learners (first learners). Background: The differences in the learning effect between text-based and visual-based input methods for first learners are compared the using a questionnaire and problems to assess first learners’ under ...
programming-learning, Minecraft. programming input method, game-based learning
209 - 226
Immersive Learning: Using a Web-Based Learning Tool in a PhD Course to Enhance the Learning Experience
Aim/Purpose: Teaching and learning is no longer the same and the paradigm shift has not settled yet. Information technology (IT) and its worldwide use impacts student learning methods and associated pedagogical models. Background: In this study we frame immersive learning as a method that we believe can be designed by pedagogical models such as experiential, constructivist, and collaborative e ...
immersive learning, information technology, learning models, educational evolution
227 - 246
Aim/Purpose: IStation is an adaptive computer-based reading program that adapts to the learner’s academic needs. This study investigates if the Istation computer-based reading program promotes reading improvement scores as shown on the STAR Reading test and the IStation test scaled scores for elementary school third-grade learners on different reading levels. Background: Prior literature provide ...
computer-adaptive learning technologies, reading intervention, early child-hood education, IStation
247 - 266
Aim/Purpose: This study introduced a new teaching and learning approach based on an ADRI (Approach, Deployment, Result, Improvement) model in an introductory programming (IP) course. The effectiveness of the new teaching and learning process was determined by collecting feedback from the IP instructors and by analyzing the final exam grades of the course. Background: Learning to program is consid ...
introductory programming course, ADRI approach, teaching approach, stu-dents learning outcomes, failure and dropout rates
267 - 283
Incorporating Wiki Technology in a Traditional Biostatistics Course: Effects on University Students’ Collaborative Learning, Approaches to Learning and Course Performance
Aim/Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of incorporating wiki technology in an under-graduate biostatistics course for improving university students’ collaborative learning, approaches to learning, and course performance. Methodology: During a three year longitudinal study, twenty-one and twenty-four undergraduate students were recruited by convenience sampling and assigned to a wiki group ...
statistics, education, social media, group processes, learning
285 - 299
Aim/Purpose: This study examines how the use of a Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) application influences the learners’ attitudes towards the process of learning, and more specifically in voluntary and mandatory environments. Background: Mobile devices and applications, which have become an integral part of our lives, are used for different purposes, including educational objectives. Am ...
mobile applications, foreign languages, MALL, mobile assisted language learning, m-learning, gamification
301 - 317
Aim/Purpose: Awareness of eSafety and potential online dangers for children and teenagers. Background The study examined eSafety among children and teenagers from their own perspectives, through evaluations of their awareness level of eSafety and of potential online dangers. Methodology: This is a mixed-method study with both quantitative and qualitative elements. The study includes questionna ...
Internet, children, teenagers, eSafety, cyberbullying
319 - 338
Aim/Purpose: As e-Learning 3.0 evolves from a theoretical construct into an actual solution for online learning, it becomes crucial to accompany this progress by scrutinising the elements that are at the origin of its success. Background: This paper outlines a framework of e-Learning 3.0’s critical success factors and its empirical validation. Methodology: The framework is the result of an ext ...
e-Learning 3.0, critical success factors, semantic web
339 - 363
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study is to provide foundational research to exemplify how knowledge construction takes place in microblogging-based learning environments, to understand learner interaction representing the knowledge construction process, and to analyze learner perception, thereby suggesting a model of delivery for microblogging. Background: Up-and-coming digital native learners c ...
knowledge construction, social media, microblogging, Twitter
365 - 390
Aim/Purpose: In this study, the authors examine how an online word processing tool can be used to encourage participation among students of different language back-grounds, including English Language Learners. To be exact, the paper discusses whether student participation in anonymous collaborative writing via Google Docs can lead to more successful products in a linguistically diverse eighth-grad ...
English language learners, writing instruction, technology, middle school, col-laborative writing tools
391 - 410
Aim/Purpose: This article presents a study of ICT use and attitudes related to the computer use of girls and boys from Catalonia in order to detect which gender differences may explain the low presence of women in the ICT field and to design a proposal of actions in schools to help reduce these differences. Background: Since the number of women in the field of ICT remains very low, this study loo ...
gender differences, attitudes in computer use, self-efficacy, secondary students, stereotypes in ICT
411 - 435
Aim/Purpose: This study is an attempt to enhance the existing learning management systems today through the integration of technology, particularly with educational data mining and recommendation systems. Background: It utilized five-year historical data to find patterns for predicting student performance in Java Programming to generate appropriate course-content recommendations for the student ...
learning management systems, educational data mining, prediction model, per-formance prediction, attribute selection, course-content recommendation, index of learning styles
437 - 457
Aim/Purpose: This study explores the associations between elementary school learners’ m-learning and learner satisfactions based on the technology-mediated learning model. Background: M-learning (mobile learning) is emerging, but its role in elementary education still needs clarification. Methodology: Questionnaires were mailed to several different elementary schools, located in different area ...
active course participation, m-technology quality, satisfaction toward course satisfaction toward peers, satisfaction toward school
459 - 474
Students Learning to Program by Developing Games: Results of a Year-long Project in Primary School Settings
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the authoring of computer games in a mainstream primary school setting can support the learning of game design and programming concepts. Background: Despite the benefits for students when they learn how to program and the significant body of research regarding this matter, these benefits are still under debate, and the teaching of prog ...
constructionism, game design, Kodu, primary school students, programming, SOLO taxonomy
475 - 505
Volume 15, 2016
table of contents, JITE, IT education
i - iii
The Correlation between Temperament, Technology Preference and Proficiency in Middle School Students
This study examined the relationship between middle school students’ personality type and their academic performance in the technology courses in which they participated. It also explored the differences in technology use by personality. Most participants identified games as a favorite pastime. However, there were some noted temperamental differences. Students with the analytical personality repor ...
technology, temperament, MBTI, True Colors, KTS, differentiation, personality type
1 - 18
Computers have taken an important place in the training of science students and in the professional life of scientists. It is often taken for granted that most students have mastered basic Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) skills; however, it has been shown that not all students are equally proficient in this regard. Starting from theories of socialization and technology acceptance ...
survey, ICT skills, computer literacy, science students, technology acceptance model, TAM, higher education, structural equation model, confirmatory factor analysis
19 - 47
An Analysis of the Content, Policies and Assessment of ICT Curricula in the Final Years of Secondary Schooling in Australia and Vietnam: A Comparative Educational Study
This paper explores and analyses similarities and differences in ICT curricula, policies, and assessment between the Vietnamese and Australian educational systems for the final years of secondary educational level. It was found that while having a common core set of tendencies, the Australian ICT curricula, policies, and assessments differ markedly from the Vietnamese counterparts. These differenc ...
ICT education, comparative studies in ICT education, ICT curriculum, ICT policies, ICT assessment
49 - 73
Determining the Effects of LMS Learning Behaviors on Academic Achievement in a Learning Analytic Perspective
Two of the most important outcomes of learning analytics are predicting students’ learning and providing effective feedback. Learning Management Systems (LMS), which are widely used to support online and face-to-face learning, provide extensive research opportunities with detailed records of background data regarding users’ behaviors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of und ...
LMS, Learning Analytics, Online Learning, Academic Achievement
75 - 87
The Relationship between Social Presence and Critical Thinking: Results from Learner Discourse in an Asynchronous Learning Environment
Understanding the relationship between social presence and critical thinking is useful for gaining insight into the interaction and discourse of learners online. Further study of how these two presences interact is important because research has shown a wide variety of relationships, both positive and negative, between social presence and critical thinking. The aim of this study is to investigate ...
CMC, CoI, critical thinking, learning communities, online learning, social presence
89 - 108
Evaluating the Effect of Arabic Engineering Students’ Learning Styles in Blended Programming Courses
This study investigated the complex relationship among learning styles, gender, perceived satisfaction, and academic performance across four programming courses supported by an e-learning platform. A total of 219 undergraduate students from a public Iraqi university who recently experienced e-learning voluntarily took place in the study. The integrated courses adopted a blended learning mode and a ...
learning styles, gender, academic performance, perceived satisfaction, blended learning
109 - 130
Since reading and writing digitally demand partially different competencies, there is a change in some of the premises of related educational practices. This study aims to contribute to the knowledge of educational reading practices by scrutinizing how literacy events evolve in a digital classroom where each student has a personal digital device (1:1), iPads in this study. Our study is grounded in ...
literacy, digital technologies, interaction analysis, reading practices, structural resources
131 - 156
Using a qualitative content analysis approach, this study reviewed 47 published studies and research on online teaching and learning since 2008, primarily focusing on how theories, practices and assessments apply to the online learning environment. The purpose of this paper is to provide practical suggestions for those who are planning to develop online courses so that they can make informed deci ...
online education, online teaching, online learning community, asynchronous learning, cognitive presence, social presence, teaching presence, online higher education
157 - 190
Several studies and experiments have been conducted in recent years to examine the value and the advantage of using the Gesture-Based Learning System (GBLS).The investigation of the influence of the GBLS mode on the learning outcomes is still scarce. Most previous studies did not address more than one category of learning outcomes (cognitive, affective outcomes, etc.) at the same time when used to ...
Gesture Based Learning System (GBLS), Computer Simulated Software Learning (CSSL) mode, Kinect sensor, Perceptual User Interface (PUI), learning technology, Technology Mediated Learning (TML), Learning Outcomes
191 - 210
The National Israeli Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program that called for the “adaption of the educational system to the 21st century”, has been implemented in Israel since 2010. The program’s purpose intended to introduce an ‘ICT culture’ in the educational system – pre-schools and lower-level schools, as well as in higher education institutions, including teachers colleges. Fol ...
ICT integration; educators; innovational change; teacher colleges
211 - 232
Researchers and policy makers have been exploring ways to reduce the digital divide. Parameters commonly used to examine the digital divide worldwide, as well as in this study, are: (a) the digital divide in the accessibility and mobility of the ICT infrastructure and of the content infrastructure (e.g., sites used in school); and (b) the digital divide in literacy skills. In the present study we ...
Information and communication technology (ICT), digital divide, disadvantaged populations, desktop computers, hybrid computers, E-Readiness
233 - 251
The Adoption of Blended E-learning Technology in Vietnam using a Revision of the Technology Acceptance Model
This study examines factors that determine the attitudes of learners toward a blended e-learning system (BELS) using data collected by questionnaire from a sample of 396 students involved in a BELS environment in Vietnam. A theoretical model is derived from previous studies and is analyzed and developed using structural equation modeling techniques. Several theoretical findings from previous studi ...
blended e-learning, technology acceptance, beliefs, attitude, structural equation modelling
253 - 282
The introduction of computer programming in K-12 has become mainstream in the last years, as countries around the world are making coding part of their curriculum. Nevertheless, there is a lack of empirical studies that investigate how learning to program at an early age affects other school subjects. In this regard, this paper compares three quasi-experimental research designs conducted in three ...
elementary education, improving classroom teaching, interdisciplinary projects, pro-gramming and programming languages, teaching/learning strategies, computer education, Scratch
283 - 303
There is increasing recognition of the role eHealth will play in the effective and efficient delivery of healthcare. This research challenges the assumption that students enter university as digital natives, able to confidently and competently adapt their use of information and communication technology (ICT) to new contexts. This study explored health sciences students’ preparedness for working, a ...
Allied health, eHealth, Technology, ICT, Health sciences, Higher education, Internet, Survey, Telehealth, Telemedicine
305 - 334
To help students navigate the digital environment, teachers not only need access to the right technology tools but they must also engage in pedagogically sound, high-quality professional development. For teachers, quality professional development can mean the difference between merely using technology tools and creating transformative change in the classroom. For students — especially those with l ...
teacher training, middle school, digital learning, learning disabilities, special education
335 - 367
Analysis of an Asynchronous Online Discussion as a Supportive Model for Peer Collaboration and Reflection in Teacher Education
Professional development of future teachers is based on connecting theory and practice with the aim of supporting and developing critical, independent, responsible decision-making and active teaching. With this aim we designed a blended learning environment with an asynchronous online discussion, enabling collaboration and reflection even when face-to-face communication was not possible. This pape ...
teacher education, reflection, collaboration, blended learning environment, asynchronous online discussion, social and cognitive components of interaction
369 - 393
Instructional technologies can be effective tools to foster student engagement, but university faculty may be reluctant to integrate innovative and evidence-based modern learning technologies into instruction. Based on Rogers’ diffusion of innovation theory, this quantitative, nonexperimental, one-shot cross-sectional survey determined what attributes of innovation (relative advantage, compatibil ...
clicker, audience response system, instructional technology adoption
395 - 407
Using a Touch-Based, Computer-Assisted Learning System to Promote Literacy and Math Skills for Low-Income Preschoolers
The use of touch-based technologies by young children to improve academic skills has seen growth outpacing empirical evidence of its effectiveness. Due to the educational challenges low-income children face, the stakes for providing instructional technology with demonstrated efficacy are high. The current work presents an empirical study of the use of a touch-based, computer-assisted learning syst ...
computer-assisted, touch-based, instructional technology, literacy, math, preschool, student achievement, low-income
409 - 429
The present study focused on how self-control over pace might help learners successfully extract information from digital learning aids. Past research has indicated that too much control over pace can be overwhelming, but too little control over pace can be ineffective. Within the popular self-testing domain of flashcards, we sought to elucidate the optimal level of user control for digital learni ...
computer, pace, self-control, learning, flashcards
431 - 456
This paper assesses the effectiveness of the adoption of curriculum content developed and supported by a global academic university-industry alliance sponsored by one of the world’s largest information technology software providers. Academic alliances promote practical and future-oriented education while providing access to proprietary software and technology. Specifically, this paper addresses a ...
information technology, point-and-click, academic alliances, IT education, business process integration, pedagogy
457 - 478
Effect of Computerized Gloss Presentation Format on Reading Comprehension: A Cognitive Load Perspective
In recent years, gloss presentation format or the location where a gloss appears with respect to its related target word has received renewed attention. Research suggested that different gloss presentation formats could have differential effects on reading comprehension and/or vocabulary learning. This study hypothesized that the effectiveness of different computerized gloss presentation formats i ...
gloss presentation format, computerized glosses, reading comprehension, cognitive load, split-attention effect
479 - 501
Teachers Exploring Mobile Device Integration: A Case Study of Secondary Teachers’ Responses to iPads in the Classroom
This qualitative study seeks to understand and resolve the difficulties that teachers encounter when integrating mobile devices in classrooms. To address the issue of teacher receptiveness, three undergraduate researchers collaborated with an education professor in spring 2012 to complete a qualitative study with a two-fold purpose: 1) to investigate how two secondary teachers in an independent sc ...
iPad, educational technology, 1:1, BYOD, teacher efficacy, instructional philosophy, teacher training, professional development, technology support, technology integration
503 - 516
Impact of Electronic Portfolios on Prospective Teachers’ Participation, Motivation, and Autonomous Learning
This study explores the impact of electronic portfolios on undergraduate learning in higher education. Based on a descriptive study, it analyses the prospective teacher’s perception of use of these tools (electronic portfolio in Moodle-Mahara, in the institutional environment of a university in southern Europe), examining the variables participation, autonomous learning, and motivation. The result ...
electronic portfolios, higher education, teacher preparation, autonomous learning, student motivations
517 - 533
Digital technologies are an important requirement for curriculum expectations, including general ICT capability and STEM education. These technologies are also positioned as mechanisms for educational reform via transformation of teacher practice. It seems, however, that wide-scale transformation of teacher practice and digital learning remain unrealized. This is commonly attributed to a range of ...
digital technologies, digital learning, transformation, pedagogy, influences, barriers, professional learning, teachers
535 - 560
Integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning is a growing area that has attracted many educators’ attention in recent years. Teachers need to be involved in collaborative projects and development of intervention change strategies, which include teaching partnerships with ICT as a tool. Teacher perceptions are a major predictor of the use of new technologies ...
blended learning, e-course design, ICT integration, in-service teachers, teachers’ perception
561 - 575
Barriers to effective technology integration come in several different categories, including access to technology tools and resources, technology training and support, administrative support, time to plan and prepare for technology integration, and beliefs about the importance and usefulness of technology tools and resources. This study used survey research to compare reported barriers to technolo ...
technology integration, barriers, school district, rural, access, training, time, beliefs
577 - 591
The Relationship between a Business Simulator, Constructivist Practices, and Motivation toward Developing Business Intelligence Skills
Developing Business Intelligence (BI) has been a top priority for enterprise executives in recent years. To meet these demands, universities need to prepare students to work with BI in enterprise settings. In this study, we considered a business simulator that offers students opportunities to apply BI and make top-management decisions in a system used by real-world professionals. The simulation-ba ...
motivation, constructivist, simulation, active learning, collaboration, business intelligence
593 - 609
Volume 14, 2015
i - iii
Adult Students' Perceptions in Distance Education Learning Environments Based on a Videoconferencing Platform – QoE Analysis
Distance education learning environments provide tremendous convenience and flexibility, allowing busy, mobile adult learners to engage in education while coping with their limited resources in terms of time, energy and finances. Following a student-centered approach this study investigates adult students’ subjective perceptions while using distance education systems based on a videoconferencing p ...
Quality of Experience, adult students, distance education, lifelong learning, videoconferencing, structural equation modeling
1 - 19
There is a pressing need for an evaluation rubric that examines all aspects of educational apps designed for instructional purposes. In past decades, many rubrics have been developed for evaluating educational computer-based programs; however, rubrics designed for evaluating the instructional implications of educational apps are scarce. When an Internet search for existing rubrics was conducted, o ...
evaluation rubric, tablet technology, instructional apps, tablet devices, apps, public education, blended learning
21 - 53
The efforts of educators in the last three decades have, among other things, focused on the use of information technology (IT) in education. It has become commonplace to view information systems both as an effective carrier of course content as well as a cost-effective tool to improve student learning outcomes. One of such technologies is the e-book. Decision-makers in the education field need mak ...
technology acceptance model, instructional technology, e-book, IT education, technology innovativeness, technology exposure, e-book adoption, e-textbook acceptance
55 - 71
Engagement in Digital Lecture Halls: A Study of Student Course Engagement and Mobile Device use During Lecture
Universities have experienced increases in technology ownership and usage amongst students entering undergraduate programs. Almost all students report owning a mobile phone and many students view laptops and tablets as educational tools, though they also report using them for non-academic activities during lectures. We explored the relationship between student course engagement and the use of smar ...
pedagogical issues; post-secondary education; improving classroom teaching; media in education; interactive learning environments; laptops; smartphones; cell phones; tablets; student course engagement; unstructured mobile device use
73 - 90
A Longitudinal Examination of the Effects of Computer Self-efficacy Growth on Performance during Technology Training
Technology training in the classroom is critical in preparing students for upper level classes as well as professional careers, especially in fields such as technology. One of the key enablers to this process is computer self-efficacy (CSE), which has an extensive stream of empirical research. Despite this, one of the missing pieces is how CSE actually changes during training, and how such change ...
Computer self-efficacy, general computer self-efficacy, technology training, computer anxiety, gender, latent growth modeling
91 - 111
Video Lectures in Online Graduate Education: Relationship between Use of Lectures and Outcome Measures
The present study is a post-hoc analysis of data automatically recorded by an online teaching platform in a graduate course in research methods. The course is part of a sequence that is delivered completely online in a program preparing students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Data analyzed included frequency of access to video lectures and PowerPoint slides (PPTs) across each week ...
online class, video lecture, PowerPoint, student outcomes, student choice
113 - 121
The purpose of this study was to examine factors predicting lower secondary school students’ digital competence and to explore differences between students when it comes to digital competence. Results from a digital competence test and survey in lower secondary school will be presented. It is important to learn more about and investigate what characterizes students’ digital competence. A sample of ...
digital competence, structural equation modelling, family background, mastery orientation, average grades, lower secondary school
123 - 137
Digital technologies are increasingly implemented in Swedish schools, which impact on education in the contemporary classroom. Screen-based practice opens up for new forms and multiplicity of representations, taking into account that language in a globalized society is more than reading and writing skills. This paper presents a case study of technology-mediated instruction at the primary-school l ...
Multimodality, digital resources, available designs, primary education, collaboration
139 - 159
Previous studies indicated that the technology integration practices of teachers in the classroom often did not match their teaching styles. Researchers concluded that this was due, at least partially, to external barriers that prevented teachers from using technology in ways that matched their practiced teaching style. Many of these barriers, such as professional support and access to hardware an ...
technology use, technology integration, in-service teacher, professional development
161 - 178
This paper provides an in-depth analysis into two case studies aimed at addressing the digital divide in two developing countries. A detailed description is provided for each case study along with an analysis of how successful the two projects were at addressing the digital divide in Siyabuswa, South Africa and Ennis, Ireland. The two case studies were both community-based ICT projects in rural ar ...
digital inclusion projects, digital divide, digital empowerment, scalability, Information Age Town, Siyabuswa Educational Improvement and Development Trust Project
179 - 188
A capstone course is normally offered at the end of a program of study with the goal of helping students synthesize what they have learned in the courses preceding it. The paper describes such a course—an undergraduate capstone course for MIS majors—that was built around case discussions and projects and originally offered in a face-to-face format. Over the course of the study, an asynchronous onl ...
Information systems, capstone, case pedagogy, distance learning, online learning, evaluation, IS curriculum, critical thinking, education
189 - 218
A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation to Second Year Information Systems University Students
This paper describes the flipped classroom approach followed in two second year Information Systems courses. The various techniques employed through this approach are described. These techniques were underpinned by a theory of coherent practice, which is a pedagogy that provides a framework for the design of highly structured interventions to guide students in their learning experiences. The paper ...
Flipped Classroom Approach, Inverted Classroom, Active Learning, Teaching & Learning, Problem-Solving
219 - 241
There is a dearth of research into teaching strategies and learning approaches for units involving sensitive topics that can provoke an emotional response in students. In a business ethics unit, attempts to strike a balance between conceptual knowledge and theory and skills training can be challenging because the unit can involve personal, sensitive or controversial topics. When engaging in deep ...
Sensitive topics, student participation, student engagement, online role play, simulation, anonymity.
243 - 256
An Empirical Study of Online Discussion Forums by Library and Information Science Postgraduate Students using Technology Acceptance Model 3
E-learning is an important trend globally that is believed to enhance the acquisition of knowledge by students within and outside the classroom to improve their academic pursuit. The Online Discussion Forum (ODF) is one of the tools that are used for e-learning in Nigerian universities. It facilitates interaction among postgraduate students as they can communicate and share information sources wit ...
Online discussion forum, E-learning, TAM 3, Postgraduate students, Nigeria
257 - 269
An Exploration of the Views of Teachers Concerning the Effects of Texting on Children’s Literacy Development
Texting, or text messaging, refers to the use of mobile phones to type and send brief, electronic messages over a telephone network. Because such messages are limited to 160 characters and are typed on a small phone keypad, texters tend to employ a great many abbreviations in conveying their messages. This has led to widespread spelling adaptations, for example, “BRB” (be right back), “LOL” (laugh ...
texting, mobile phones, literacy, teachers
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In an educational setting, the use of online learning tools impacts student performance. Motivation and beliefs play an important role in predicting student decisions to use these learning tools. However, IT-personality entailing playfulness on the web, perceived personal innovativeness, and enjoyment may have an impact on motivations. In this study, we investigate the influence of IT-personality ...
Online, learning, extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, playfulness on web, enjoyment, personal innovativeness
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This paper investigates students’ assessment of on-line vs face-to-face delivery of lecture-based information technology courses. The study used end-of-course surveys to examine students’ ratings of five course quality indicators: Course Organization, Assessment and Grading Procedures, Instructor Performance, Positive Learning Experience, and Perceived Success. The study analyzed five semesters of ...
Information technology, curriculum, online vs face-to-face, students’ assessment, students’ success factors
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Learning Electrical Circuits: The Effects of the 4C-ID Instructional Approach in the Acquisition and Transfer of Knowledge
This study was designed to investigate the effects of two instructional approaches (4C-ID versus conventional) on learners’ knowledge-acquisition and learning transfer of the electrical circuits content in Physics. Participants were 129 9th graders from a secondary school in Lisbon, M = 14.3 years, SD = 0.54. The participants were divided in two groups: an experimental group constituted three inta ...
4C-ID model, complex learning, electrical circuits, learning tasks, learning transfer
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This article investigates students’ perceptions of the relationship between Problem-Solving and the activities and resources used in a Web-based course on the fundamentals of Information Technology at a university in Montreal, Canada. We assess for the different learning components of the course, the extent of perceived problem-solving skills acquisition including research, creativity and critical ...
critical thinking skills, information technology, problem-solving, web-based learning
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Research demonstrates the positive impact of parental involvement on students, families and schools. Studies also indicate a close connection between effective school-home communication and increased parental involvement and engagement in learning. Effective selection and use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) invites more effective school-home communication, increasing parental invol ...
Diffusion, ICT, parent/school communication, communication efficacy
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Educational Technology: A Review of the Integration, Resources, and Effectiveness of Technology in K-12 Classrooms
There is no questioning that the way people live, interact, communicate, and conduct business is undergoing a profound, rapid change. This change is often referred to as the “digital revolution,” which is the advancement of technology from analog, electronic and mechanical tools to the digital tools available today. Moreover, technology has begun to change education, affecting how students acquire ...
K-12, digital learning, devices, one-to-one, technology, literature review
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Although most universities and educators are relying on implementing various technological tools in the curriculum, acceptance of such tools among students is still not sufficient. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been widely used by researchers to test user’s acceptance of technology in business, education and other domains. This research study is an attempt that tests the integration of ...
TAM, MyMathLab, university, students, math, self-satisfaction
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This study was undertaken to design, evaluate and refine an eBook-feature that supports students’ decoding of unfamiliar text. The feature supports students’ independent reading of eBooks with text-to-speech, graded support in the form of syllabification and rhyme analogy, and by dividing the word material into different categories based on the frequency and regularity of the word or its constitue ...
eBooks, scaffolding, text-to-speech, literacy acquisition, decoding, connectionism, Design-Based Research
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Volume 13, 2014
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Volume 12, 2013
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Volume 11, 2012
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Volume 10, 2011
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Volume 9, 2010
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Volume 8, 2009
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Volume 7, 2008
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Volume 6, 2007
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Volume 5, 2006
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Volume 4, 2005
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Volume 3, 2004
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Volume 2, 2003
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Volume 1, 2002
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