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Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal Vol. 14, No. 2 (1996) pp. 19–25
A national survey of 693 Professional Secretaries International members (306 responses) showed that almost half are training coworkers in software use; more than one-quarter are training coworkers in hardware use; fewer than one-quarter have...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 43, No. 2 (2001) pp. 83–96
A survey of 225 secondary and 251 postsecondary business teachers indicated that 96% had Internet access at work. Postsecondary instructors used it more often and had longer experience. Secondary teachers were significantly more likely to use it for ...
Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal Vol. 15, No. 2 (1997) pp. 27–33
Business students (n=254) were assessed on their knowledge of computers, health and safety, radiation, workstations, and ergonomic techniques. Overall knowledge was low in all categories. In particular, they had not learned computer-use techniques. (SK)
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 44, No. 3 (2002) pp. 175–89
Responses from 51 Fortune 500 training and development executives identified 28 information technology skills strongly recommended for business graduates. A similar 1995 survey identified only 11 skills. The largest increase occurred in Internet/Web ...
An Analysis of E-mail Technologies Used by Business Educators at the Secondary and Postsecondary Levels
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 44, No. 2 (2002) pp. 110–24
Responses from 225 secondary and 251 postsecondary business educators indicated the following: (1) secondary teachers had less frequent e-mail access, training, and use; (2) primary recipients were friends/family and faculty/staff; (3) primary use...
Pre Business College Freshman Perception of Classroom Behavior: An Analysis among and between Genders
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 51, No. 2 (2009) pp. 99–116
The focus of this study was 1) to identify pre business college freshman observed classroom behavior (personal, technical, and collaborative behaviors) in high school versus college, and to compare by gender (male to male; female to female), and 2)...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 49, No. 3 (2007) pp. 55–68
This longitudinal study compared business faculty's use of information technology in distance education as well as their perception of the technology's impact on their productivity and technology preferences between 2000 and 2006. Data were...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 50, No. 2 (2008) pp. 100–111
This study examined the user-interface characteristics and effectiveness of the e-government-to-business (G2B) sites of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. A group of 306 online users were trained to assess the sites. The findings indicate that...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 44, No. 1 (2002) pp. 59–68
Among 220 business students who had taken online tests, freshmen's perceptions of online testing were significantly higher and sophomores' were considerably lower. Overall, attitudes were positive and there were no differences based on gender, age,...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2009)
This study identified and compared the online learning experiences of faculty and students in 2006 and compared results with those found in 2000. Data were collected from faculty and students participating in online learning courses at AACSB...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 48, No. 1 (2006) pp. 43–55
This study examined the user-interface design characteristics of 107 Fortune 500 B2C e-commerce Web sites and industry differences. Data were collected from corporate homepages, B2C product/service pages, B2C interactive shopping pages, as well as...
The Impact of Settable Test Item Exposure Control Interface Format on Postsecondary Business Student Test Performance
Journal of Career and Technical Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (2005) pp. 31–41
The purposes of this study were to determine if there is a significant difference in postsecondary business student scores and test completion time based on settable test item exposure control interface format, and to determine if there is a...
Journal of Career and Technical Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (2004) pp. 69–77
The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in postsecondary marketing student performance on essay tests based on test format (i.e., computer-based or handwritten). Specifically, the variables of performance, test...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 45, No. 1 (2003) pp. 17–33
A survey of distance education technologies received responses from 81 business faculty and 153 students, who indicated that e-mail, Internet lectures/assignments, and discussion groups were most frequently used. There were few differences between...
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Vol. 47, No. 2 (2005) pp. 83–90
The Internet and its component parts, email and the World Wide Web (Web), have had a tremendous impact on how companies communicate with their various audiences. Thus, the twofold purpose of this study was (a) to determine the characteristics of ...
Faculty and Student Use of Technologies, User Productivity, and User Preference in Distance Education
Journal of Education for Business Vol. 84, No. 4 (2009) pp. 206–212
The authors surveyed faculty and students in Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited U.S. business colleges on their use of information technologies in distance education and their perceptions of the technologies' effect on...
Testing in a Computer Technology Course: An Investigation of Equivalency in Performance between Online and Paper and Pencil Methods
Journal of Career and Technical Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (2001) pp. 69–80
Students in a computer technology course completed either a paper-and-pencil test (n=40) or an online test in a proctored computer lab (n=43). Test scores were equivalent, but the online group, particularly freshmen, completed the test in less time. ...