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Journal of Information Technology Education: Research

Jan 01, 2009 Volume 8, Number 1

Editors

Lynn Jeffrey; Christopher Cheong

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 20

  1. Comparing Knowledge and Usage of ICT among Male and Female Distance Learners of an Endowed and Deprived Area in a Developing Country in Africa

    Olivia A. T. Frimpong Kwapong, University of Ghana, Ghana

    Distance learning in developing countries has emerged as a way of widening access to education for tertiary applicants who qualify but could not otherwise gain admission due to the limited space in... More

    pp. 1-17

  2. The Search for the Adaptable ICT Student

    Glen Van Der Vyver, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    The ‘new’ ICT professional should be an articulate problem-solver who understands business and technology, in particular how technology can solve business problems. Furthermore, the ideal ICT... More

    pp. 19-28

  3. Identifying Student Potential for ICT Entrepreneurship using Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators

    Kevin A. Johnston, Barry K. Andersen, Jennifer Davidge-Pitts & Mark Ostensen-Saunders, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Literature relating to personality and entrepreneurship has focused primarily on personality characteristics of traditional entrepreneurs. The focus of this study was on personality characteristics... More

    pp. 29-43

  4. IT Professionals’ Competences: High School Students’ Views

    Ángel García-Crespo, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios & Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís, Universidad Carlos III, Spain; Edmundo Tovar-Caro, Universidad Politécnica, Spain

    During last few years, the competential paradigm has become a standard for modern Human Resources Management. The importance and the impact of this concept have led higher education institutions to... More

    pp. 45-57

  5. IT Professionals’ Competences: High School Students’ Views

    Ángel García-Crespo, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Juan Gómez-Berbís & Edmundo Tovar-Caro

    pp. 45-57

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  6. Assessing the Factors Deemed to Support Individual Student Intrinsic Motivation in Technology Supported Online and Face-to-Face Discussions

    Ronnie H. Shroff, The Hong Kong Institute of Education , Hong Kong; Douglas R. Vogel, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Research has established that intrinsic motivation has a positive effect on learning and academic achievement. In order to investigate the phenomenon of intrinsic motivation in technology-supported... More

    pp. 59-85

  7. Improving IS Student Enrollments: Understanding the Effects of IT Sophistication in Introductory IS Courses

    Asli Yagmur Akbulut, Grand Valley State University, United States; Clayton Arlen Looney, University of Montana, United States

    The Information Systems (IS) discipline is facing a sharp downturn in student enrollments. Despite the steady decline in students pursuing the IS major, the demand for information technology (IT)... More

    pp. 87-100

  8. Contextualized IT Education in Tanzania: Beyond Standard IT Curricula

    Matti Tedre, Nicholas Bangu & Seth I. Nyagava, Tumaini University, Tanzania

    Tumaini University at Iringa, Tanzania, started a new B.Sc. program in IT in 2007. In the course of planning and implementation of the program, we found out that standard ACM/IEEE IT curricula are ... More

    pp. 101-124

  9. Culturally-based Adaptive Learning and Concept Analytics to Guide Educational Website Content Integration

    Torsten Reiners, University of Hamburg, Germany; Heinz Dreher, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

    In modern learning environments, the lecturer or educational designer is often confronted with multi-national student cohorts, requiring special consideration regarding language, cultural norms and... More

    pp. 125-139

  10. A Comparison of Student Perceptions of their Computer Skills to their Actual Abilities

    Donna M. Grant, Alisha D. Malloy & Marianne C. Murphy, North Carolina Central University, United States

    In this technology intensive society, most students are required to be proficient in computer skills to compete in today’s global job market. These computer skills usually consist of basic to... More

    pp. 141-160

  11. Ground Rules in Team Projects: Findings from a Prototype System to Support Students

    Janice Whatley, University of Salford, United Kingdom

    Student team project work in higher education is one of the best ways to develop team working skills at the same time as learning about the subject matter. As today’s students require the freedom... More

    pp. 161-176

  12. Computer Anxiety in E-Learning: The Effect of Computer Self-Efficacy

    Raafat George Saadé & Dennis Kira, Concordia University, Canada

    It has been reported that as many as fifty percent of adults, including first-year University students, have some sort of computer-related phobia. This report demonstrates that the use of computers... More

    pp. 177-191

  13. Information Systems’ Diverse Origins Coming Together

    Anthony Scime, The College at Brockport, United States; Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo, University of Texas- Pan American, United States; Charles Bush, The College at Brockport, United States; Babajide Osatuyi, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

    The diversity of IS programs and research has been of interest to various professions. It has been argued that IS has developed to the extent where it does not have to rely on other reference... More

    pp. 193-209

  14. Information Systems’ Diverse Origins Coming Together

    Anthony Scime, Francis Andoh-Baidoo, Charles Bush & Babajide Osatuyi

    pp. 193-209

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  15. Perceptions of ICT Careers in German Schools: An Exploratory Study

    Liisa von Hellens, Kaylene Clayton, Jenine Beekhuyzen & Sue H. Nielsen, Griffith University, Australia

    This paper reports on an exploratory investigation of the perceptions of information and communication technology (ICT) as a field of study and work in German secondary schools. A total of 160... More

    pp. 211-228

  16. Open Source Software Development Experiences on the Students' Resumes: Do They Count? - Insights from the Employers' Perspectives

    Ju Long, Texas State University-San Marcos, United States

    Open Source Software (OSS) is a major force in today's Information Technology (IT) landscape. Companies are increasingly using OSS in mission-critical applications. The transparency of the OSS... More

    pp. 229-242

  17. Advanced IT Education for the Vision Impaired via e-Learning

    Helen L. Armstrong, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

    Lack of accessibility in the design of e-learning courses continues to hinder students with vision impairment. E-learning materials are predominantly vision-centric, incorporating images, animation... More

    pp. 243-256

  18. A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Web Development in Post-Secondary Vocational Settings

    John M. Bunch, The SAJES Group, Inc., United States

    Vocational education by its nature has a need for delivery methods that place a strong focus on the relationship between school and work and seeks to deliver instruction in a manner that bridges... More

    pp. 257-271

  19. Assessment Strategies for Pair Programming

    Jan Hendrik Hahn, Elsa Mentz & Lukas Meyer, North-West University, South Africa

    Although pair programming has proved its usefulness in teaching and learning programming skills, it is difficult to assess the individual roles and abilities of students whilst programming in pairs... More

    pp. 273-284

  20. A Quantitative Study of a Software Tool that Supports a Part-Complete Solution Method on Learning Outcomes

    Stuart Garner, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    This paper reports on the findings from a quantitative research study into the use of a software tool that was built to support a part-complete solution method (PCSM) for the learning of computer... More

    pp. 285-310