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Volume 20, 2021


Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 20, 2021
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice, table of contents
.i - iii
96 downloads
Benjamin Larson, Jeffrey A Bohler, Anand Krishnamoorthy
Aim/Purpose: Business analytics is a cross-functional field that is important to implement for a college and has emerged as a critically important core component of the business curriculum. It is a difficult task due to scheduling concerns and limits to faculty and student resources. This paper describes the process of creating a central video repository to serve as a platform for just in time tea ...
information systems, data analytics, expanding analytical instruction needs, videos, curriculum implementation, scaffolding, reusable learning objects, just-in-time-teaching, business curriculum, zone of proximal development
1 - 19
192 downloads
U. Yeliz Eseryel, Dan Jiang, Deniz Eseryel
Aim/Purpose: This paper investigates the influence of university student multitasking on their learning success, defined as students’ learning satisfaction and performance. Background: Most research on student multitasking finds student multitasking problematic. However, this research is generally from 2010. Yet, today’s students are known to be digital natives and they have a different, more pos ...
Multitasking, undergraduate students, learning success, learning performance, learning satisfaction, quasi-experiment
21 - 35
114 downloads
Martina Holenko Dlab, Sanja Candrlic, Mile Pavlic
Aim/Purpose: During the education of future engineers and experts in the field of computer science and information communication technology, the achievement of learning outcomes related to different levels of cognitive ability and knowledge dimensions can be a challenge. Background: Teachers need to design an appropriate set of activities for students and combine theory-based knowledge acquisiti ...
assessment, collaborative learning, course design, digital tools, process modeling
37 - 57
72 downloads
John R. Drake, Ravi Paul
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop and evaluate a debiasing-based approach to assessing the learning materials in problem-based learning (PBL) environments. Background: Research in cognitive debiasing suggests nine debiasing strategies improve decision-making. Given the large number of decisions made in semester-long, problem-based learning projects, multiple tools and techniq ...
cognitive biases, problem-based learning, e-commerce, debiasing, PDSA, continuous improvement
59 - 79
47 downloads
Irene Govender
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to understand the various ways information systems (IS) students experience introductory programming to inform IS educators on effective pedagogical approaches to teaching programming. Background: Many students who choose to major in information systems (IS), enter university with little or no experience of learning programming. Few studies have dealt with students’ ...
information systems, introductory programming, outcome space, phenomenography
81 - 92
39 downloads
Nazire Burçin Hamutoğlu, Emine N Ünveren-Bilgiç, Hurşit Cem Salar, Yusuf L Şahin
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to reveal the effect of the previous Internet-based education (IBE) experiences of the students’ readiness, attitude, and self-control / self-management variables towards the e-learning process, and also to determine their opinions. Background: The institutions have made efforts to ensure the continuity of education through their learning management systems and the n ...
e-learning experience, readiness, attitude, self-control / self-management, mixed-method
93 - 120
102 downloads
Sarah Alturki, Nazik Alturki
Aim/Purpose: One of the main objectives of higher education institutions is to provide a high-quality education to their students and reduce dropout rates. This can be achieved by predicting students’ academic achievement early using Educational Data Mining (EDM). This study aims to predict students’ final grades and identify honorary students at an early stage. Background: EDM research has emerg ...
Educational Data Mining (EDM), prediction of academic achievement, higher education
121 - 137
72 downloads

Volume 19, 2020


Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 19, 2020
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice, table of contents
.i - iii
119 downloads
Rosalina Babo, Lurdes V. Babo, Jarkko T Suhonen, Markku Tukiainen
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to understand student’s opinions and perceptions about e-assessment when the assessment process was changed from the traditional computer assisted method to a multiple-choice Moodle based method. Background: In order to implement continuous assessment to a large number of students, several shifts are necessary, which implies as many different tests as the num ...
multiple-choice question, learning management system, Moodle quiz, e-assessment, summative assessment
1 - 29
316 downloads
Christopher B Califf
Aim/Purpose: Students tend to learn best when an array of learning styles is used by instructors. The purpose of this paper is to add, to introduce, and to apply the concepts of kinesthetic learning and learning structures to university and STEM education. Background: The study applies the concept of kinesthetic learning and a learning structure called Think-Pair-Share to an experiential exercise ...
kinesthetic learning, learning structure, drawing, Moore’s Law, STEM
31 - 45
200 downloads
Xihui "Paul" Zhang, Ming Wang, M. Shane Banks, Qiunan Zhang, Colin G. Onita
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we present our experience in design and delivery of a graduate Information Systems Management (ISM) course in an online MBA program. Also presented are a detailed examination of the design and delivery of the online course, survey results of students’ perceptions and backgrounds, course evaluation results, best practices and lessons learned, and potential changes and fu ...
course design and delivery, information systems management course, MBA program, online education
47 - 74
123 downloads
Rami Rashkovits, Ilana Lavy
Aim/Purpose: Multi-threaded software design is considered to be difficult, especially to novice programmers. In this study, we explored how students cope with a task that its solution requires a multi-threaded architecture to achieve optimal runtime. Background: An efficient exploit of multicore processors architecture requires computer programs that use parallel programming techniques. However ...
multi-threading, parallel programing, novice programmers, thread-synchronization
75 - 89
68 downloads
Cynthia L Corritore, Betty Love
Aim/Purpose: This study reports the outcome of how a first pilot semester introductory programming course was designed to provide tangible evidence in support of the concept of Student Ownership of Learning (SOL) and how the outcomes of this programming course facilitate effective student learning. Background: Many instructors want to create or redesign their courses to strengthen the relationsh ...
SOL, student engagement, student achievement, introductory program-ming, redesigning, computer science
91 - 135
120 downloads
Gustavo Gutiérrez-Carreón, Thanasis Daradoumis, Josep Jorba, Mary-Carmen Peña-Gomar
Aim/Purpose: The current study was conducted to investigate the students’ perceived satisfaction with the use of a semantic-based online laboratory, which provides students with a search mechanism for laboratory resources, such as instruments and devices. Background: The increasing popularity of using online teaching labs, as an important element of experiential learning in STEM education, is bec ...
online labs, student’s satisfaction, cognitive load, usability
137 - 155
133 downloads
Rosalina Babo, Jarkko T Suhonen, Markku Tukiainen
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to develop an efficient methodology that can assist the evaluators in assessing a variable number of individuals that are working in groups and guarantee that the assessment is dependent on the group members’ performance and contribution to the work developed. Background: Collaborative work has been gaining more popularity in academic settings. However, g ...
WebAVALIA, software tools, evaluation tools, self and peer assessment, higher education
157 - 184
81 downloads
Noa Ragonis, Orit Hazzan, Gadi Har-Shai
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a study about changes in computer science and software engineering students’ perceptions of their soft skills during their progress through the Computer Science Soft Skills course. Background: Soft skills are often associated with a person’s social, emotional and cognitive capabilities. Soft skills are increasingly sought out and are well recognized by employers ...
computer science education, software engineering education, soft skills, indi-vidual soft skills, team-related soft skills
185 - 201
114 downloads
Daisuke Saito, Shota Kaieda, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa
Aim/Purpose: Although many computer science measures have been proposed, visualizing individual students’ capabilities is difficult, as those measures often rely on specific tools and methods or are not graded. To solve these problems, we propose a rubric for measuring and visualizing the effects of learning computer programming for elementary school students enrolled in computer science education ...
computer science education, programming education, rubric
203 - 227
83 downloads

Volume 18, 2019


Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 18, 2019
information technology education, JITE, innovations in practice
. i - iii
100 downloads
Claire McGuinness, Crystal Fulton
Aim/Purpose: This paper reports on a case study project which had three goals; to develop a suite of original interactive digital skills e-tutorials to be embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate courses; to evaluate the students’ experience and engagement with the e-tutorials over one semester; and to explore their general attitudes towards online and blended learning. Background: Online and b ...
blended learning, digital literacy, e-learning, e-tutorials, higher education, online learning, online tutorials
1 - 28
1391 downloads
Hwee-Joo Kam, Pairin Katerattanakul
Aim/Purpose: In this study, the researchers investigated whether the out-of-class learning approach could help the students to attain any valuable learning outcomes for cybersecurity learning and could enhance the perceived value of cybersecurity education among the students. Background: Cybersecurity learning poses challenges for its students to learn a complicated subject matter and the student ...
cybersecurity education, out-of-class learning, learning outcomes
29 - 47
243 downloads
Philip Olu Jegede, Emmanuel A. Olajubu, Adekunle Olugbenga Ejidokun, Isaac Oluwafemi Elesemoyo
Aim/Purpose: The study examined types of errors made by novice programmers in different Java concepts with students of different ability levels in programming as well as the perceived causes of such errors. Background: To improve code writing and debugging skills, efforts have been made to taxonomize programming errors and their causes. However, most of the studies employed omnibus approaches, ...
concept, Java, achievement level, error analysis, programming
49 - 59
217 downloads
Noga Magen- Nagar, Hanna Shachar, Osnat Argaman
Aim/Purpose: The current study examines the impact of an intervention program to train teachers to collaborate with their students while creating digital games. Background: Teachers seem unable to leverage the potential of ICT to present students with a rich learning environment. ICT integration is usually at a relatively simple and concrete level without changing the traditional teacher-student ...
collaboration, digital games, 21st-century skills, teacher training, professional development, intrinsic motivation, resistance to change
61 - 85
173 downloads
Pınar Nuhoğlu Kibar, Kevin Sullivan, Buket Akkoyunlu
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of this study was modeling a collaborative process for knowledge visualization, via the creation of infographics. Background: As an effective method for visualizing complex information, creating infographics requires learners to generate and cultivate a deep knowledge of content and enables them to concisely visualize and share this knowledge. This study investigates cre ...
creating infographics, knowledge visualization, infographic design model, Bridge21 learning model
87 - 111
136 downloads
Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to explore whether having state Computer Science standards in place will increase young children’s exposure to coding and powerful ideas from computer science in the early years. Background: Computer science education in the K-2 educational segment is receiving a growing amount of attention as national and state educational frameworks are emerging. By focusing on the ...
early childhood, computer science, coding, STEM, policies, frameworks
113 - 138
191 downloads
Francesc M Esteve-Mon, Jordi Adell-Segura, María Ángeles Llopis Nebot, Gracia Valdeolivas Novella, Julio Pacheco Aparicio
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to describe and demonstrate the results of an intervention through educational robotics to improve the computational thinking of student teachers. Background: Educational robotics has been increasing in school classrooms for the development of computational thinking and digital competence. However, there is a lack of research on how to prepare future teachers of Ki ...
computational thinking, educational robotics, digital competence, student teachers
139 - 152
268 downloads
Yolanda Belo, Sérgio Moro, António Martins, Pedro Ramos, Joana Martinho Costa, Joaquim Esmerado
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a data mining approach for analyzing responses to advanced declarative programming questions. The goal of this research is to find a model that can explain the results obtained by students when they perform exams with Constructed Response questions and with equivalent Multiple-Choice Questions. Background: The assessment of acquired knowledge is a fundamental role ...
constructed response, multiple-choice questions, educational data mining, support vector machine, neural networks
153 - 170
66 downloads

Volume 17, 2018


Christopher Cheong
Table of Contents of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 17, 2018
. i - iii
130 downloads
Johanna Prince
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand how teachers, working with English Language Learners (ELLs), expanded their knowledge and instructional practices as they implemented a one-to-one iPad® program. Background: English Language Learners experience linguistic, cultural, and cognitive shifts that can be challenging, and at times lead to isolation for ELLs. Whil ...
English Language Learners; 1:1 iPads, pedagogy
1 - 21
426 downloads
Heimo J. Jeske, Manoj Lall, Okuthe P. Kogeda
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this article is to develop a tool to detect plagiarism in real time amongst students being evaluated for learning in a computer-based assessment setting. Background: Cheating or copying all or part of source code of a program is a serious concern to academic institutions. Many academic institutions apply a combination of policy driven and plagiarism detection approaches. T ...
plagiarism detection, plagiarism detection tools, computer-based assessment, quality education, dishonesty
23 - 35
249 downloads
Tian Luo
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the variations in student participation patterns across different types of instructional activities, learning modes, and with different instructional guidance approaches. In the current study, different variables, modes of learning (guided versus unguided), and types of guidance (social versus cognitive) were manipulated in a series of microblogging-supported c ...
instructional guidance, social media, microblogging, Twitter
37 - 54
149 downloads
Amanda Strawhacker, Amanda Sullivan, Clarissa Verish, Marina Umashi Bers, Orit Shaer
Aim/Purpose: Bioengineering is a burgeoning interdisciplinary learning domain that could inspire the imaginations of elementary aged children but is not traditionally taught to this age group for reasons unrelated to student ability. This pilot study presents the BacToMars videogame and accompanying curricular intervention, designed to introduce children (aged 7-11) to foundational concepts of bio ...
biological engineering, elementary school, videogames
55 - 81
180 downloads
Christian J Ángel Rueda, Juan C Valdés Godínes, Paul D Rudman
Aim/Purpose: This paper provides a general-purpose categorization scheme for assessing the utility of new and emerging three-dimensional interactive digital environments (3D-IDEs), along with specific pedagogic approaches that are known to work. It argues for the use of 3D-IDEs on the basis of their ludic appeal and ability to provide intrinsic motivation to the learner, and their openness that al ...
3D-IDE, virtual environment, immersion, ludic, intrinsic motivation
83 - 112
506 downloads
Gina Harden, Robert M. Crocker, Kelly Noe
Aim/Purpose: The dynamic nature of the information systems (IS) field presents educators with the perpetual challenge of keeping course offerings current and relevant. This paper describes the process at a College of Business (COB) to redesign the introductory IS course to better prepare students for advanced business classes and equip them with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills demanded in t ...
curriculum design, course development, IS core course, technology
113 - 126
134 downloads
Aileen Joan O Vicente, Tiffany Adelaine G Tan, Alvin Ray O Yu
Aim/Purpose: This study was aimed at enhancing students’ learning of software engineering methods. A collaboration between the Computer Science, Business Management, and Product Design programs was formed to work on actual projects with real clients. This interdisciplinary form of collaboration simulates the realities of a diverse Software Engineering team. Background: A collaborative approach im ...
software engineering education, interdisciplinary learning, collaborative approach
127 - 152
170 downloads
Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this paper is to examine whether having female robotics teachers positively impacts girls’ performance on programming and robotics tasks Background: Women continue to be underrepresented in the technical STEM fields such as engineering and computer science. New programs and initiatives are needed to engage girls in STEM beginning in early childhood. The goal of this work ...
gender, STEM, robotics, programming, early childhood
153 - 162
299 downloads
Angelos Rodafinos, Filia Garivaldis, Stephen Mckenzie
Aim/Purpose: This paper describes the context, development, implementation, and the potential transferability of an integrated online research environment that allows its users to conduct all aspects of research online. Background: While the content of most traditional courses can be delivered online and learning outcomes can be achieved by adopting equivalents to face-to-face pedagogic approache ...
online research, virtual lab, innovation
163 - 179
130 downloads
Jeevamol Joy Kochumarangolil, Renumol V G
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents the findings of an Activity-Oriented Teaching Strategy (AOTS) conducted for a postgraduate level Software Engineering (SE) course with the aim of imparting meaningful software development experience for the students. The research question is framed as whether the activity-oriented teaching strategy helps students to acquire practical knowledge of Software Engineeri ...
software engineering education, activity oriented teaching, learning environ-ment, flipped classroom
181 - 200
82 downloads
Janet Liebenberg, Vreda Pieterse
Aim/Purpose: The aims of this study were to investigate the feasibility of automatic assessment of programming tasks and to compare manual assessment with automatic assessment in terms of the effect of the different assessment methods on the marks of the students. Background: Manual assessment of programs written by students can be tedious. The assistance of automatic assessment methods might pos ...
assessment of programs, automatic assessment, UTAUT, assessment goals
201 - 223
67 downloads
Daphne Robson, Britta Basse
Aim/Purpose: To identify positive and negative aspects for learning of interactive tablet technology learning activities that promote student engagement and learning. Background: Engaging students in mathematics classes is an on-going challenge for teachers. In 2008 we were offered the opportunity to run interactive activities with a class set of tablet PCs that had just been released on to the ...
interactive, engagement, achievement, digital ink, feedback
225 - 239
274 downloads

Volume 16, 2017


Lynn Jeffrey
Table of Contents of Volume 16 of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2017.
i - iii
117 downloads
Chi Cheung Ruby Yang
Aim/Purpose : To examine the use of a flipped classroom in the English Language subject in secondary classrooms in Hong Kong. Background: The research questions addressed were: (1) What are teachers’ perceptions towards the flipped classroom pedagogy? (2) How can teachers transfer their flipped classroom experiences to teaching other classes/subjects? (3) What are students’ perceptions towards ...
flipped classroom, English language, pedagogy, secondary, Hong Kong
1 - 20
725 downloads
Alanah Mitchell, Stacie Petter, Al Harris
Aim/Purpose: This paper provides a review of previously published work related to active learning in information systems (IS) courses. Background: There are a rising number of strategies in higher education that offer promise in regards to getting students’ attention and helping them learn, such as flipped classrooms and offering courses online. These learning strategies are part of the pedagog ...
active learning, critical thinking, information systems, IS curriculum
21 - 46
613 downloads
Minh Q. Huynh, Prashant Ghimire
Aim/Purpose: As smartphones proliferate, many different platforms begin to emerge. The challenge to developers as well as IS educators and students is how to learn the skills to design and develop apps to run on cross-platforms. Background: For developers, the purpose of this paper is to describe an alternative to the complex native app development. For IS educators and students, the paper pr ...
browser-based apps, mobile app usage, app development, cross-platform web app, store-retrieve-display app, WORA, hybrid development framework
47 - 68
293 downloads
Te-Shun Chou, Aaron Vanderbye
Aim/Purpose: To prepare students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of wireless communications. Background: Teaching wireless communications and networking is not an easy task because it involves broad subjects and abstract content. Methodology: A pedagogical method that combined lectures, labs, assignments, exams, and readings was applied in a course of wire ...
wireless communications, wireless simulation, wireless network, wireless security, course design
69 - 90
185 downloads
Cheng-Huan Chen, Chiung-Hui Chiu, Chia-Ping Lin, Ying-Chun Chou
Aim/Purpose: The present study investigated and compared students’ attention in terms of time-on-task and number of distractors between using a touchscreen and a pen tablet in mathematical problem-solving activities with virtual manipulatives. Background: Although there is an increasing use of these input devices in educational practice, little research has focused on assessing student attentio ...
attention, touchscreen, pen tablet, mathematical problem solving, virtual manipulatives, human-technology interaction
91 - 106
463 downloads
Andrew E. Fluck, Olawale Surajudeen Adebayo, Shafi'i Muhammad Abdulhamid
Aim/Purpose: Electronic examinations have some inherent problems. Students have expressed negative opinions about electronic examinations (e-examinations) due to a fear of, or unfamiliarity with, the technology of assessment, and a lack of knowledge about the methods of e-examinations. Background: Electronic examinations are now a viable alternative method of assessing student learning. They p ...
e-examination, e-Learning, public-private relationships, open-source software, accreditation authorities, post-paper assessment
107 - 125
198 downloads
Kristen A Gilbert
Aim/Purpose: Improving public schools is a focus of federal legislation in the United States with much of the burden placed on principals. However, preparing principals for this task has proven elusive despite many changes in programming by institutions of higher learning. Emerging technologies that rely on augmented and virtual realities are posited to be powerful pedagogical tools for closing th ...
immersive simulation, principals, self-efficacy, school improvement, action review cycle, situated learning, critical pedagogy
127 - 169
180 downloads
Alex Pugnali, Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
Aim/Purpose: Over the past few years, new approaches to introducing young children to computational thinking have grown in popularity. This paper examines the role that user interfaces have on children’s mastery of computational thinking concepts and positive interpersonal behaviors. Background: There is a growing pressure to begin teaching computational thinking at a young age. This study ex ...
robotics, coding, early childhood, user interfaces, collaboration, computational thinking
171 - 193
441 downloads
Jerry C Schnepp, Christian B Rogers
Aim/Purpose: To examine the early perceptions (acceptability) and usability of EASEL (Education through Application-Supported Experiential Learning), a mobile platform that delivers reflection prompts and content before, during, and after an experiential learning activity. Background: Experiential learning is an active learning approach in which students learn by doing and by reflecting on the ex ...
experiential learning, mobile devices, smartphones, technology, application supported learning, reflection, metacognition
195 - 214
156 downloads
Jason H. Sharp, Laurie A. Sharp
Aim/Purpose: Compared student academic performance on specific course requirements in a C# programming course across three instructional approaches: traditional, online, and flipped. Background: Addressed the following research question: When compared to the online and traditional instructional approaches, does the flipped instructional approach have a greater impact on student academic performan ...
flipped instructional approach, online instructional approach, traditional instructional approach, C# programming, student performance, information technology education
215 - 231
219 downloads
Jose Azevedo, Margarida M. Marques
Aim/Purpose: From an idea of lifelong-learning-for-all to a phenomenon affecting higher education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can be the next step to a truly universal education. Indeed, MOOC enrolment rates can be astoundingly high; still, their completion rates are frequently disappointingly low. Nevertheless, as courses, the participants’ enrolment and learning within the MOOCs must be ...
distance education, lifelong learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), success factors, framework, content analysis, climate change
233 - 251
273 downloads
Václav Šimandl, Vaclav Dobias, Michal Šerý
Aim/Purpose: The traditional method of teaching e-safety by lecturing is not very effective. Despite learners often being equipped with the right knowledge, they reject the need to act accordingly. There is a need to improve the way digital e-safety is taught. Background: The study compares four different teaching styles, examining how each affected the way students perceive a range of e-safety k ...
e-safety, teaching methods, experience-based learning, lecture, expert’s talk, group learning, semantic differential
253 - 275
117 downloads
Esmael A. Salman
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to examine whether there is a difference between manual feedback and online feedback with regard to feedback quality, respondents’ percentage, reliability and the amount of verbal comments written by students. Background: The quality of teaching is an important component of academic work. There are various methods for testing the quality of teaching; one of these met ...
teaching quality, manual teaching evaluation, online teaching evaluation
277 - 290
139 downloads

Volume 15, 2016


Lynn Jeffrey
table of contents, JITE, IT education
i - iii
87 downloads
Svetlana Peltsverger, Guangzhi Zheng
The paper describes the development of four learning modules that focus on technical details of how a person’s privacy might be compromised in real-world scenarios. The paper shows how students benefited from the addition of hands-on learning experiences of privacy and data protection to the existing information technology courses. These learning modules raised students’ awareness of potential bre ...
Privacy, Education, Curriculum, Information Security, Information Assurance
1 - 17
247 downloads
Larysa V Lysenko, Steven Rosenfield, Helena Dedic, Annie Savard, Einat Idan, Philip C. Abrami, Anne Wade, Nadia Naffi
The pilot research presented here explores the classroom use of Emerging Literacy in Mathematics (ELM) software, a research-based bilingual interactive multimedia instructional tool, and its potential to develop emerging numeracy skills. At the time of the study, a central theme of early mathematics curricula, Number Concept, was fully developed. It was broken down into five mathematical concepts ...
Interactive online software, early elementary, mathematics instruction, numeracy skills, number concept, dispositions towards mathematics, two-group post-test design
19 - 34
345 downloads
Pontus Wärnestål
This paper examines how to leverage the design studio learning environment throughout long-term Digital Design education in order to support students to progress from tactical, well-defined, device-centric routine design, to confidently design sustainable solutions for strategic, complex, problems for a wide range of devices and platforms in the digital space. We present a framework derived from l ...
Education, design studio learning, Human-Computer Interaction, user-centered design, formation and transformation of knowledge
35 - 52
186 downloads
Jie Du, Hayden Wimmer, Roy Rada
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science organized by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. This study investigated the impact of the Hour of Code on students’ attitudes towards computer programming and their knowledge of programming. A sample of undergraduate students from two universities was selected to participate. Participants ...
computer science education, advocacy, Hour of Code, Code.org, online tutorials, in-troductory computer programming, survey
53 - 73
417 downloads
Sharon W. Tabor
Mobile devices are the constant companions of technology users of all ages. Studies show, however, that making calls is a minimal part of our engagement with today’s smart phones and that even texting has fallen off, leaving web browsing, gaming, and social media as top uses. A cross-disciplinary group of faculty at our university came together in the mLearning Scholars group to study the potentia ...
Mobile Learning, GenM, TAM, Activity Theory, Responsive Web Design
75 - 98
358 downloads
Emmanuel Fokides
Immigrant students face a multitude of problems, among which are poor social adaptation and school integration. On the other hand, although digital narrations are widely used in education, they are rarely used for aiding students or for the resolution of complex problems. This study exploits the potential of digital narrations towards this end, by examining how the development and presentation of ...
digital storytelling, autobiographical narration, school integration, immigrant student, intercultural education
99 - 115
140 downloads
Todd Sloan Chener, Cheng-Yuan Lee, Alex Fegely, Lauren A Santaniello
Since the advent of the iPhone and rise of mobile technologies, educational apps represent one of the fastest growing markets, and both the mobile technology and educational app markets are predicted to continue experiencing growth into the foreseeable future. The irony, however, is that even with a booming market for educational apps, very little research regarding the quality of them has been co ...
Instructional Technology, Teacher Resources, Educational Apps, and Tablets
117 - 143
209 downloads
Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
Prior work demonstrates the importance of introducing young children to programming and engineering content before gender stereotypes are fully developed and ingrained in later years. However, very little research on gender and early childhood technology interventions exist. This pilot study looks at N=45 children in kindergarten through second grade who completed an eight-week robotics and progr ...
early childhood, robotics, programming, gender
145 - 165
368 downloads
Jodi Oakman
The nexus between paid work and study is important. Developing opportunities to facilitate this link is a key part of good course design especially in postgraduate programs. Strong communities of practice can also assist with improving links between research and practice. The online study environment affords some challenges to achieving these goals. The current study proposes that offering formali ...
distance education, community of practice, interactions, online learning, network
167 - 179
169 downloads
Rosemary Stockdale, Therese Keane
This paper reports on the outcomes from a pilot study targeted at mothers of school children in Melbourne, Australia. The aim of the study was to engender a positive view of technology in the participants and to introduce the concept of Information Technology (IT) as a potential career. Mothers were given the opportunity to develop basic IT skills and learn about different IT career pathways for t ...
gender and IT, information technology professionals, mothers, parental influences
181 - 194
113 downloads
Kumar Yelamarthi, Eron Drake, Matthew Prewett
Increasingly, numerous universities have identified benefits of flipped learning environments and have been encouraging instructors to adapt such methodologies in their respective classrooms, at a time when departments are facing significant budget constraints. This article proposes an instructional design framework utilized to strategically enhance traditional flipped methodologies in a first-yea ...
collaborative learning; interactive learning environments; flipped classroom; instructional design
195 - 222
182 downloads
Tendai A Dongo, April H. Reed, Margaret T. O'Hara
Pair programming is a collaborative programming practice that places participants in dyads, working in tandem at one computer to complete programming assignments. Pair programming studies with Computer Science (CS) and Software Engineering (SE) majors have identified benefits such as technical productivity, program/design quality, academic performance, and increased satisfaction for their particip ...
pair programming, collaborative learning, MIS curriculum, collaborative programming
223 - 239
112 downloads

Volume 14, 2015


i - iii
127 downloads
Kenneth David Strang
An online Moodle Workshop was evaluated for peer assessment effectiveness. A quasi-experiment was designed using a Seminar in Professionalism course taught in face-to-face mode to undergraduate students across two campuses. The first goal was to determine if Moodle Workshop awarded a fair peer grader grade. The second objective was to estimate if students were consistent and reliable in performing ...
Moodle Workshop, learning management system, peer assessment, reliability
1 - 16
338 downloads
Dimitra Theodosiadou, Angelos Konstantinidis
Electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) have a positive impact on the learning process in a broad range of educational sectors and on learners of all ages. Yet because most e-portfolio-related studies are about their implementation in higher education, this type of research is less usual in the early childhood context, and there is no available research for Greek schools. This study aims to investiga ...
e-portfolio, Greek primary school, learning, PowerPoint, qualitative method
17 - 38
876 downloads
Roger McHaney, Merrill Warkentin, David Sachs, Michael Brian Pope, Dustin Ormond
The ways people connect, interact, share, and communicate have changed due to recent developments in information technology. These developments, categorized as social media, have captured the attention of business executives, technologists, and education professionals alike, and have altered many business models. Additionally, the concept of social media impacts numerous sub-disciplines within bus ...
social media, teaching, higher education, business education, course development
39 - 62
723 downloads
Kevin Sullivan, Kevin Marshall, Brendan Tangney
This research study explores peer teaching and learning without a domain expert teacher, within the context of an activity where teams of second level students (~16 years old) are required to create a learning experience for their peers. The study looks at how participants would like to be taught and how they would teach their peers if given the opportunity and examines the support they require, t ...
Collaborative Learning, Technology, Teamwork, Peer learning, Peer teaching, Project-based, Bridge21
63 - 83
316 downloads
Chengcheng Li
As both the frequency and the severity of network breaches have increased in recent years, it is essential that cybersecurity is incorporated into the core of business operations. Evidence from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012) indicates that there is, and will continue to be, a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals nationwide throughout the next decad ...
Cybersecurity, Curriculum Development, Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, Computer Networking
85 - 99
554 downloads
Susan Zimlich
Technology skills are assumed to be a necessity for college and career success, but technology is constantly evolving. Thus, development of students’ technology skills is an on-going and persistent issue. Standards from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the International Society for Technology in Education encourage educators to teach skills that help students adapt to changing working e ...
Educational technology, gifted, qualitative study, elementary education
101 - 124
783 downloads
John R. Drake, Margaret T. O'Hara, Elaine Seeman
New web technologies have enabled online education to take on a massive scale, prompting many universities to create massively open online courses (MOOCs) that take advantage of these technologies in a seemingly effortless manner. Designing a MOOC, however, is anything but trivial. It involves developing content, learning activities, and assessments to accommodate both the massiveness and openne ...
Online education, theory development, instructional design, MOOC, case study
125 - 143
624 downloads
Minh Q. Huynh, Prashant Ghimire
As mobile devices become prevalent, there is always a need for apps.  How hard is it to develop an app especially a cross-platform app? The paper shares an experience in a project involved the development of a student services web app that can be run on cross-platform mobile devices.  The paper first describes the background of the project, the clients, and the proposed solution.  Then, it focuses ...
Web-app, mobile-friendly web app, open-source software, web database, cross platform app, HTML5, PHP, CSS, JavaScript
145 - 169
263 downloads
John D. Crabtree, Xihui "Paul" Zhang
Teaching advanced programming can be a challenge, especially when the students are pursuing different majors with diverse analytical and problem-solving capabilities. The purpose of this paper is to explore the efficacy of using a particular problem as a vehicle for imparting a broad set of programming concepts and problem-solving techniques. We present a classic brain teaser that is used to commu ...
Information technology education, object-oriented programming, software engineering, design techniques, algorithm complexity
171 - 189
151 downloads
Damian Bebell, Joseph Pedulla
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Although increasing students’ technology access may be associated with increased student achievement, there is little research directly investigating objective measures of student achievement. This study addresses the short-term and lon ...
tablet computers, iPads, early education, Kindergarten, student achievement, randomized control trial, early literacy, 1:1 computing
191 - 215
1003 downloads
Christina M Smith
The use of blended learning is well suited for classes that involve a high level of experiential inquiry such as internship courses. These courses allow students to combine applied, face-to-face fieldwork activities with a reflective academic component delivered online. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to describe the pedagogical design and implementation of a pilot blended learning for ...
blended learning, internship, Communication, assessment, community
217 - 235
172 downloads
John English, Tammy English
In this paper we discuss the use of automated assessment in a variety of computer science courses that have been taught at Israel Academic College by the authors. The course assignments were assessed entirely automatically using Checkpoint, a web-based automated assessment framework. The assignments all used free-text questions (where the students type in their own answers). Students were allowed ...
automated assessment, self-paced learning, ‘little and often’ assessment, feedback, multiple attempts, plagiarism, survey analysis
237 - 254
118 downloads
Sarah A Dysart, Carl Weckerle
While many institutions provide centralized technology support for faculty, there is a lack of centralized professional development opportunities that focus on simultaneously developing instructors’ technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) in higher education. Additionally, there are few professional development opportunities for faculty that continue throughout the practice of te ...
professional development, higher education, technology integration, TPACK
255 - 265
496 downloads

Volume 13, 2014


Lorraine Staehr, Mary B. Martin, Ka Ching Chan
1 - 11
501 downloads
25 - 43
763 downloads
Patricia Tanner, Carly Karas, Damian Schofield
45 - 55
867 downloads
89 - 109
172 downloads
Damian Bebell, Apryl Clarkson, James Burraston
129 - 152
530 downloads
Mollie Elkin, Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
153 - 169
1150 downloads

Volume 12, 2013


1 - 11
354 downloads
David Akopian, Arsen Melkonyan, Santosh C. Golgani, Timothy T. Yuen, Can Saygin
13 - 28
2565 downloads
Kodai Kusano, Sarah Frederiksen, LeAnne Jones, Michiko Kobayashi, Yui Mukoyama, Taku Yamagishi, Kengo Sadaki, Hiroki Ishizuka
29 - 43
3513 downloads
45 - 58
1220 downloads
Alexander Pasko, Valery Adzhiev, Evgeniya Malikova, Victor Pilyugin
59 - 71
1098 downloads
91 - 99
986 downloads
147 - 157
1312 downloads
169 - 184
806 downloads
185 - 202
483 downloads
Amanda Sullivan, Elizabeth R. Kazakoff, Marina Umashi Bers
203 - 219
1068 downloads
239 - 251
662 downloads
Rochell R. McWhorter, Julie A. Delello, Paul B. Roberts, Cindy M. Raisor, Debra A. Fowler
253 - 286
974 downloads
299 - 319
2150 downloads

Volume 11, 2012


1 - 24
4350 downloads
Zlatko J. Kovacic , John Steven Green
53 - 70
7939 downloads
85 - 96
8082 downloads
Christopher Cheong, Vince Bruno, France Cheong
97 - 119
4071 downloads
121 - 137
3689 downloads
France Cheong, Christopher Cheong, Ferry Jie
159 - 177
1255 downloads
227 - 250
5687 downloads
271 - 282
1324 downloads
283 - 300
815 downloads
319 - 325
1136 downloads
327 - 352
789 downloads
353 - 376
4171 downloads
377 - 385
587 downloads

Volume 10, 2011


v - vi
156 downloads
1 - 16
6422 downloads
33 - 42
5491 downloads
43 - 56
2502 downloads
Cornelia Brodahl, Said Hadjerrouit, Nils Kristian Hansen
73 - 103
8768 downloads
Anuoluwapo Ajayi, Emmanuel A. Olajubu, Sururah A. Bello, H. Abimbola Soriyan, Abiola V. Obamuyide
105 - 118
3323 downloads
119 - 132
1509 downloads
Amir R. Razavi, Abbas Strømmen-Bakhtiar, Paul Krause
133 - 156
1173 downloads
181 - 194
2045 downloads
Marzieh Ahmadzadeh, Elham Mahmoudabadi, Farzad Khodadadi
195 - 201
842 downloads
207 - 234
2305 downloads
255 - 269
1212 downloads

Volume 9, 2010


1 - 24
6466 downloads
Grace Tan, Anne Venables
25 - 34
1062 downloads
Ljiljana Ruzic-Dimitrijevic, Maja Dimitrijevi?
35 - 48
1480 downloads
49 - 59
1925 downloads
61 - 77
54789 downloads
79 - 89
1166 downloads
143 - 166
3469 downloads
Donna M. Grant, Alisha D. Malloy, Marianne C. Murphy , Jovanna Foreman, Rowena A. Robinson
167 - 186
2787 downloads
Jussi Nikander , Juha Helminen, Ari Korhonen
201 - 225
2306 downloads
Faheem Ahmed, Piers Campbell, Ahmad Jaffar, Shayma Alkobaisi, Julie Campbell
237 - 252
5127 downloads

Volume 8, 2009


1 - 16
14543 downloads
17 - 26
1243 downloads
Nenad Stankovic , Tammam Tillo
27 - 41
13332 downloads
43 - 54
4245 downloads
55 - 78
4915 downloads
Gary R. Armstrong, Joanne M. Tucker, Victor J. Massad
79 - 90
2557 downloads

Volume 7, 2008


Teemu Rajala, Mikko-Jussi Laakso, Erkki Kaila, Tapio Salakoski
15 - 32
2320 downloads
33 - 43
1258 downloads
44 - 70
2117 downloads
71 - 86
4282 downloads

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