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Education and Information Technologies

2018 Volume 23, Number 1

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Number of articles: 32

  1. The Use of Electronic Resources by Academic Staff at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria

    Adeyinka Tella, Faith Orim, Dauda Morenikeji Ibrahim & Suleiman Ajala Memudu

    The use of e-resources is now commonplace among academics in tertiary educational institutions the world over. Many academics including those in the universities are exploring the opportunities of ... More

    pp. 9-27

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  2. Towards a Personality Understanding of Information Technology Students and Their IT Learning in UAE University

    Nabeel Al-Qirim, Kamel Rouibah, Ali Tarhini, Mohamed Adel Serhani, Aishah Rashid Yammahi & Maraim Ahmed Yammahi

    This research investigates the personality characteristics of Information Technology students (CIT) in UAE University (UAEU) and how such features impact their IT learning. To achieve this... More

    pp. 29-40

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  3. Competency Analytics Tool: Analyzing Curriculum Using Course Competencies

    Swapna Gottipati & Venky Shankararaman

    The applications of learning outcomes and competency frameworks have brought better clarity to engineering programs in many universities. Several frameworks have been proposed to integrate outcomes... More

    pp. 41-60

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  4. Effects of Motivation, Academic Stress and Age in Predicting Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR): Focused on Online College Students

    JeongChul Heo & Sumi Han

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether the self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) among online students might be significantly predicted by motivation, academic stress, and age. To... More

    pp. 61-71

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  5. Mobile Phone Use in Two Secondary Schools in Tanzania

    Andrew Joyce-Gibbons, David Galloway, Andrew Mollel, Sylvester Mgoma, Madeleke Pima & Enos Deogratias

    Mobile phone technology in Tanzania has grown rapidly but there is insufficient data on its application in schools. This paper aims to show how students in the first and third year (F1 and F3)... More

    pp. 73-92

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  6. Investigating the Predictive Power of TAM: A Case Study of CEGEP Students' Intentions to Use Online Learning Technologies

    Paul Bazelais, Tenzin Doleck & David John Lemay

    The purpose of this research is to investigate pre-university science "Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel" (CEGEP) students' behavioral intentions towards using online... More

    pp. 93-111

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  7. Improving Educational Outcomes & Reducing Absenteeism at Remote Villages with Mobile Technology and WhatsAPP: Findings from Rural India

    Prema Nedungadi, Karunya Mulki & Raghu Raman

    Reduction of teacher and student absenteeism, together with consistent teacher support and training, are critical factors in improving the quality of education in rural India. As part of an ongoing... More

    pp. 113-127

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  8. Learning Orientations of IT Higher Education Students in UAE University

    Nabeel Al-Qirim, Ali Tarhini, Kamel Rouibah, Serhani Mohamd, Aishah Rashid Yammahi & Maraim Ahmed Yammahi

    This research examines the learning preferences of students in UAE University (UAEU). The uniqueness of this research emanates from the fact that no prior research examined this area from the UAE's... More

    pp. 129-142

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  9. Framework for Designing Context-Aware Learning Systems

    Richard A. W. Tortorella, Kinshuk & Nian-Shing Chen

    Today people learn in many diverse locations and contexts, beyond the confines of classical brick and mortar classrooms. This trend is ever increasing, progressing hand-in-hand with the progress of... More

    pp. 143-164

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  10. Different Patterns of University Students' Integration of Lecture Podcasts, Learning Materials, and Lecture Attendance in a Psychology Course

    Silke Luttenberger, Daniel Macher, Verena Maidl, Christian Rominger, Nilüfer Aydin & Manuela Paechter

    Lecture podcasts are considered an efficient means for passing on learning contents to students, most notably in lectures with large numbers of students. Here, the lecturer's presentation, combined... More

    pp. 165-178

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  11. The Role of Educational Technology Professionals as Perceived by Building Administrators

    Cheryl A. Murphy, Jonathan B. Allred & William F. Brescia

    Educational Technology (ETEC) professionals in the United States (US) fill multiple roles in public school systems. While these roles can be classified into broad categories, what remains unclear... More

    pp. 179-191

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  12. "Simply the Best": Professors Nominated by Students for Their Exemplary Technology Practices in Teaching

    Mary Jorgensen, Alice Havel, Catherine Fichten, Laura King, Evelyne Marcil, Alex Lussier, Jillian Budd & Cristina Vitouchanskaia

    Our goal was to explore the technology related pedagogical practices of college professors deemed by their students to be excellent in using technology in their teaching. We explored the views of... More

    pp. 193-210

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  13. Engaging Undergraduate Students in a Co-Curricular Digital Badging Platform

    Jonathan D. Coleman

    Digital badging continues to garner attention in the educational community. What remains to be seen is how badging will interact with traditional curricular elements. While concerns have been... More

    pp. 211-224

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  14. Towards a Competency Model: A Review of the Literature and the Competency Standards

    Maryam El Asame & Mohamed Wakrim

    Competency-based approaches using information and communication technologies have been the main solution of the organization's expectations in all fields (public and private) to increase the... More

    pp. 225-236

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  15. "WGL," a Web Laboratory for Geometry

    Pedro Quaresma, Vanda Santos & Milena Maric

    The role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education is nowadays well recognised. The "Web Geometry Laboratory," is an e-learning, collaborative and adaptive, Web... More

    pp. 237-252

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  16. Development of an Instrument to Measure Faculty's Information and Communication Technology Access (FICTA)

    Kamal Ahmed Soomro, Ugur Kale, Reagan Curtis, Mete Akcaoglu & Malayna Bernstein

    The phenomenon of "digital divide" is complex and multidimensional, extending beyond issues of physical access. The purpose of this study was to develop a scale to measure a range of... More

    pp. 253-269

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  17. Using Concept Mapping to Improve Poor Readers' Understanding of Expository Text

    Eleni Morfidi, Anastasios Mikropoulos & Aspasia Rogdaki

    The present study examined whether the use of concept mapping is more effective in teaching expository material in comparison to a traditional, lecture only, approach. Its objective was threefold. ... More

    pp. 271-286

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  18. Students' Perspective on the First Programming Language: C-Like or Pascal-Like Languages?

    Stelios Xinogalos, Tomáš Pitner, Mirjana Ivanovic & Miloš Savic

    The choice of the first programming language (FPL) has been a controversial issue for several decades. Nearly everyone agrees that the FPL is important and affects students' subsequent education on... More

    pp. 287-302

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  19. Reflective Discussions in Teacher Training: A Comparison between Online and Offline Discussions of Course Literature in a Class of Pre-Service Teachers

    Ann-Britt Enochsson

    This paper compares outcomes of student teachers' use of oral classroom and written online forum discussions of course literature, with the aim of examining how each mode facilitates reflective... More

    pp. 303-319

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  20. Lost in Translation: Understanding Students' Use of Social Networking and Online Resources to Support Early Clinical Practices. A National Survey of Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Students

    Jamie B. Boster & John W. McCarthy

    The Internet is a source of many resources for graduate speech-language pathology (SLP) students. It is important to understand the resources students are aware of, which they use, and why they are... More

    pp. 321-340

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