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Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
. i - iii
Lee Fergusson, Timothy A Allred, Troy Dux
Aim/Purpose: Work-based learning has been identified in the literature, and is established in academia and in the global worlds of work; however, an examination of work-based research, particularly at the doctoral level, has been less well articulated. Moreover, a paucity of published literature on either work-based research or Professional Studies means little is known about the dynamics and driv ...
work-based learning, work-based research, professional studies, reflective practice, mixed methods research, action research
1 - 17
Lee Fergusson, Timothy A Allred, Troy Dux, Hugo M. Muianga
Aim/Purpose: Most research on work-based learning and research relates to theory, including perspectives, principles and curricula, but few studies provide contemporary examples of work-based projects, particularly in the Australian context; this paper aims to address that limitation. Background: The Professional Studies Program at University of Southern Queensland is dedicated to offering advanc ...
advanced practice professional, work-based learning, work-based research, leadership, safety, investigation, identity
19 - 40
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Ayodele Julius Alade
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents the preliminary findings of a pilot survey that sought to examine the technology uses, backgrounds, needs, interests, career goals, and professional expectations of Generation Z students enrolled at a minority serving institution in the United States Mid-Atlantic region. Background: Students entering college today are part of Generation Z born in the late 90’s thr ...
technology skills, career readiness, technological literacy, Generation Z, com-puter concepts course, computer education, computer skills assessment, UMES, minority learners, career and technology readiness, technology assessment, digital literacy, computer self-efficacy
41 - 53
Valerie Mujinga Tshiani, Maureen Tanner
Contribution: This study contributes to scientific literature by detailing the impact of specific factors on the privacy concerns of citizens living in an African city Findings: The findings reveal that the more that impersonal data is collected by the Smart City of Cape Town, the lower the privacy concerns of the digital natives. The findings also show that the digital natives have higher privac ...
smart cities, privacy concerns, digital natives, developing countries, South Africa
55 - 76
Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Hwei C wang, Magdi Elobeid, Muna E Elobaid
Aim/Purpose: The digital divide and educational inequalities remain a significant societal problem in the United States, and elsewhere, impacting low income, first-generation, and minority learners. Accordingly, institutions of higher education are challenged to meet the needs of students with varying levels of technological readiness with deficiencies in information and digital literacy shown to ...
digital divide, information literacy, first generation college students, technology readiness, HBCU, minority learners, technology assessment, digital literacy, under prepared students, IC3, computer skills, computer concepts course, computer education, generation z, computer skills assessment, UMES, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, SAM, Cengage, skills assessment management, Certiport, technological competency
77 - 93
sodiq onaolapo, Olawale Oyewole
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the influence of Performance Expectancy (PE), Effort Expectancy (EE), and Facilitating Conditions (FC) on the use of smart phones for mobile learning by postgraduate students in University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Background: Due to the low level of mobile learning adoption by students in Nigeria, three base constructs of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Tec ...
Performance Expectancy (PE), Effort Expectancy (EE), Facilitating Conditions (FC), mobile learning, smartphone use
95 - 115
Asmaa Nader Ganayem, Wafa S Zidan
Aim/Purpose: This research inquires how students perceive the role of Technology Education and Cultural diversity (TEC) instructors in improving their 21st century skills. In addition, this study examines the students’ preferred learning style: face to face, synchronous and asynchronous. Background: 21st century skills include, among others, collaboration, Information and Communication Technology ...
21st century skills, online collaborative learning, course design, instructor role, TEC model
117 - 141
Gwen Nugent, Ashu Guru, Deana M. Namuth-Covert
Aim/Purpose: This study examines differences in credit and noncredit users’ learning and usage of the Plant Sciences E-Library (PASSEL,, a large international, open-source multidisciplinary learning object repository. Background: Advances in online education are helping educators to meet the needs of formal academic credit students, as well as informal noncredit learners. ...
learning object repository, learning approaches, noncredit learners, cluster analysis, web-tracking data
143 - 158
Angelos Rodafinos
Aim/Purpose: This paper presents some of the issues that academia faces in both the detection of plagiarism and the aftermath. The focus is on the latter, how academics and educational institutions around the world can address the challenges that follow the identification of an incident. The scope is to identify the need for and describe specific strategies to efficiently manage plagiarism inciden ...
academic integrity, plagiarism, higher education, cheating, policy, procedure
159 - 175
Gila Cohen Zilka
Aim/Purpose: Following the widespread use of social networking applications (SNAs) by children, adolescents, and young adults, this paper sought to examine the usage habits, sharing, and dangers involved from the perspective of the children, adolescents, and young adults. The research question was: What are the usage habits, sharing, drawbacks, and dangers of using SNAs from the perspective of ch ...
e-safety, social networking apps, WhatsApp, shaming, cyberbullying, privacy
177 - 190

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