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Journal of Information Technology Education: Research

Jan 01, 2008 Volume 7, Number 1

Editors

Lynn Jeffrey; Christopher Cheong

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 19

  1. A Qualitative Investigation of an All-Female Group in a Software Engineering Course Project

    Anthony Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada; Maryanne Fisher, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

    Past research suggests that single-sex educational environments provide many benefits to women’s learning. Similarly, as indicated by their under-representation, it is known that there are problems... More

    pp. 1-20

  2. Ten Reasons for IT Educators to be Early Adopters of IT Innovations

    Sharlett Gillard, University of Southern Indiana, United States; Denice Bailey, Dickson County School System, United States; Ernest Nolan, University of Southern Indiana, United States

    Professionals in the information technology field are bombarded with an incessant stream of innovations in hardware and software as well as practices, methods, and techniques. IT educators are... More

    pp. 21-33

  3. Adding XML to the MIS Curriculum: Lessons from the Classroom

    William P. Wagner, Villanova University, United States; Vik Pant, SAP AG, United States; Ralph Hilken, Artige Company, United States

    eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a new technology that is currently being extolled by many industry experts and software vendors. Potentially it represents a platform independent language for... More

    pp. 35-45

  4. Using a Problem-Based Learning Approach to Teach an Intelligent Systems Course

    France Cheong, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University , Australia

    While delivering the Intelligent Systems course, an elective course in the Master of Business Information Technology program at RMIT University, it was felt that there was a learning issue as... More

    pp. 47-60

  5. The Effectiveness of Screencasts and Cognitive Tools as Scaffolding for Novice Object-Oriented Programmers

    Mark J. W. Lee & Sunam Pradhan, University of Ballarat, Australia; Barney Dalgarno, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    Modern information technology and computer science curricula employ a variety of graphical tools and development environments to facilitate student learning of introductory programming concepts and... More

    pp. 61-80

  6. A Computer Science Educational Program for Establishing an Entry Point into the Computing Community of Practice

    Bruria Haberman, Holon Institute of Technology, and The Davison Institute of Science Education, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Cecile Yehezkel, The Davison Institute of Science Education, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    The rapid evolvement of the computing domain has posed challenges in attempting to bridge the gap between school and the contemporary world of computing, which is related to content, learning... More

    pp. 81-100

  7. Critical Skill Sets of Entry-Level IT Professionals: An Empirical Examination of Perceptions from Field Personnel

    Mark E. McMurtrey, James P. Downey, Steven M. Zeltmann & William H. Friedman, University of Central Arkansas, United States

    Understanding the skill sets required of IT personnel is a critical endeavor for both business organizations and academic or training institutions. Companies spend crucial resources training... More

    pp. 101-120

  8. Towards the Development of a New Model for Best Practice and Knowledge Construction in Virtual Campuses

    Antonio Cartelli, University of Cassino, Italy; Mark Stansfield & Thomas Connolly, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom; Athanassios Jimoyiannis, University of Peloponnese, Greece; Hugo Magalhães, Portuguesa de Inovação, Portugal; Katherine Maillet, Institut National des Telecommunications, France

    This paper reports on the work of a European Commission DG Education and Culture cofinanced project PBP-VC, Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses, which is aimed at providing a deeper... More

    pp. 121-134

  9. A Methodological Review of Computer Science Education Research

    Justus J. Randolph, University of Joensuu, Finland; George Julnes, Utah State University, United States; Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland; Steve Lehman, Utah State University, United States

    Methodological reviews have been used successfully to identify research trends and improve research practice in a variety of academic fields. Although there have been three methodological reviews... More

    pp. 135-162

  10. Syndicated RSS Feeds for Course Information Distribution

    Ronald J. Glotzbach & Dorina A. Mordkovich, Purdue University, United States; Jaime E. Radwan, Incredible Technologies, United States

    Students in higher education today are technologically savvy and expect faculty to use myriad web technologies for course delivery. This includes taking advantage of email, course web sites, and... More

    pp. 163-183

  11. Examining the Effects of Technology Attributes on Learning: A Contingency Perspective

    Jennifer Nicholson & Darren B Nicholson, Rowan University, United States; Joseph S. Valacich, Washington State University, United States

    In today’s knowledge economy, technology is utilized more than ever to deliver instructional material to the learner. Nonetheless, information may not always be presented in a manner that maximizes... More

    pp. 184-204

  12. Changing Mental Models of the IT Professions: A Theoretical Framework

    Denise E. Agosto, Susan Gasson & Michael Atwood, Drexel University, United States

    It is widely recognized that the current and projected shortage of adequately-educated IT professionals could be greatly reduced if more female and minority students would major in IT disciplines, ... More

    pp. 205-221

  13. Business Informatics: An Engineering Perspective on Information Systems

    Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland

    Over the last three decades many universities have offered various programmes related to Information Systems. However, the rapid changes in recent years demand constant evaluation and modification ... More

    pp. 223-245

  14. Factors that Influence Information Systems Undergraduates to Pursue IT Certification

    D Scott Hunsinger, Appalachian State University, United States; Michael A. Smith, High Point University, United States

    We identify factors that influence the intent of undergraduate information systems majors to pursue IT certification. Previous research has revealed that IT/IS hiring managers may use certification... More

    pp. 247-265

  15. Comparison of Face-To-Face and Hybrid Delivery of a Course that Requires Technology Skills Development

    Gary J. Senn, University of South Carolina Aiken, United States

    Online learning continues to be among the fastest-growing sectors of higher education. K-12 teachers and education professionals outside of the K-12 classroom are among the consumers taking... More

    pp. 267-283

  16. Framing Professional Development in Information and Communications Technologies: University Perspectives

    Johnnie Wycliffe Frank Muwanga-Zake, University of New England, Australia

    The proliferations of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and an increase in the number of external students and of the digital youth have put considerable pressure upon university... More

    pp. 285-298

  17. A Perspective on a Management Information Systems (MIS) Program Review

    Bee K. Yew, Fayetteville State University, United States

    This paper highlights relevant curriculum issues that were identified in a Management Information Systems (MIS) program review undertaken by a group of business faculty in a small regional... More

    pp. 299-314

  18. An Introductory Course on Service-Oriented Computing for High Schools

    W T. Tsai, Yinong Chen, Calvin Cheng, Xin Sun, Gary Bitter & Mary White, Arizona State University, United States

    Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) is a new computing paradigm that has been adopted by major computer companies as well as government agencies such as the Department of Defense for mission-critical ... More

    pp. 315-338

  19. Twenty Years of Girls into Computing Days: Has It Been Worth the Effort?

    Annemieke Craig, Deakin University, Australia; Catherine Lang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Julie Fisher, Monash University, Australia

    The first documented day-long program to encourage girls to consider computing as a career was held in 1987 in the U.K. Over the last 20 years these one-day events, labeled Girls into Computing... More

    pp. 339-353