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Journal of Information Technology Education: Research

Jan 01, 2010 Volume 9, Number 1

Editors

Lynn Jeffrey; Christopher Cheong

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 15

  1. A Tale of Three Classes: Case Studies in Course Complexity

    Grandon Gill & Joni Jones, University of South Florida, United States

    This paper examines the question of decomposability versus complexity of teaching situations by presenting three case studies of MIS courses. Because all three courses were highly successful in... More

    pp. 1-29

  2. A Model-Based Investigation of Learner Attitude towards Recently Introduced Classroom Technology

    Nick-Naser Manochehri & Khurram Sharif, Qatar University, Qatar

    The major aim of this study was to uncover the influence of recently introduced classroom technology on a student’s learning attitude. Research was conducted in a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)... More

    pp. 31-52

  3. A Conceptual Framework for Using and Evaluating Web-Based Learning Resources in School Education

    Said Hadjerrouit, University of Agder, Norway

    Web-based learning resources (WBLRs) have provided teachers with a wide range of new teaching experiences that are not possible in traditional classroom. However, little research has been done as... More

    pp. 53-79

  4. Known and Unknown Weaknesses in Software Animated Demonstrations (Screencasts): A Study in Self-Paced Learning Settings

    George Palaigeorgiou, University of Thessaly, Greece; Theofanis Despotakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Learning about computers continues to be regarded as a rather informal and complex landscape dominated by individual exploratory and opportunistic approaches, even for students and instructors in... More

    pp. 81-98

  5. Design of an Information Technology Undergraduate Program to Produce IT Versatilists

    Alex Koohang, Liz Riley, Terry J. Smith & Kevin S. Floyd, Macon State College, United States

    This paper attempts to present a model for designing an IT undergraduate program that is based on the recommendations of the Association for Computer Machinery/ Institute of Electrical and... More

    pp. 99-113

  6. Unlocking the Barriers to Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Information Systems Studies: Results from a Multi-Methodolical Study Conducted at Two Minority Serving Institutions

    Nicole A. Buzzetto-More & Ojiabo Ukoha, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States; Narendra Rustagi, Howard University, United States

    The under representation of women and minorities in undergraduate computer science and information systems programs is a pervasive and persistent problem in the United States. Needed is a better... More

    pp. 115-131

  7. Assessing the Success of an Introductory Programming Course

    Marilyn Ford & Sven Venema, Griffith University, School of Information and Communication Technology, Australia

    With universities having difficulty attracting students to study information technology (IT), the scores needed for entry into IT degrees have dropped markedly. IT schools are thus having to cope... More

    pp. 133-145

  8. The Fear Factor: How It Affects Students Learning to Program in a Tertiary Environment

    Christine Rogerson & Elsje Scott, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    This paper examines how students’ experiences of learning to program are affected by feelings of fear, using a phenomenological approach to elicit rich descriptions of personal experiences from the... More

    pp. 147-171

  9. You Can Teach Old Dogs New Tricks: The Factors That Affect Changes over Time in Digital Literacy

    Yoram Eshet-Alkalai & Eran Chajut, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    The expansion of digital technologies and the rapid changes they undergo through time face users with new cognitive, social, and ergonomic challenges that they need to master in order to perform... More

    pp. 173-181

  10. A Novel Approach for Collaborative Pair Programming

    Sanjay Goel, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India; Vanshi Kathuria, Accenture Technology Solutions, India

    The majority of an engineer’s time in the software industry is spent working with other programmers. Agile methods of software development like eXtreme Programming strongly rely upon practices like... More

    pp. 183-196

  11. Using Clickers to Support Information Literacy Skills Development and Instruction in First-Year Business Students

    Adrian Stagg & Michael Lane, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Course-integrated information literacy (IL) instruction can be enhanced via the use of student response devices, or ‘clickers’. The first phase of this study focused on how first-year undergraduate... More

    pp. 197-215

  12. Learn Street Skateboarding through 3D Simulations of Angle Rotation

    Erwin Adi, I Gde Made Krisna Aditya & Meriyana Citrawati, BINUS University, Indonesia

    Learning physical activities such as sports and games is expensive and time-consuming. A common advice is “repetition makes perfection,” which implies that wrong actions must soon be noticed and... More

    pp. 217-234

  13. Investigating Attitudes of Adult Educators towards Educational Mobile Media and Games in Eight European Countries

    Muhammet Demirbilek, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey

    The purpose of this research was to investigate adult educators’ attitudes and perceptions of the current use of technology, mobile devices, and educational games in adult education, which is... More

    pp. 235-247

  14. A Comparison of Information and Communication Technology Application in New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Non-NEPAD Schools in Kenya

    Mildred Ayere, Florence Odera & John Agak, Maseno University, Kenya

    To date, less than ten percent of secondary schools in Kenya offer computer studies as a subject in the curriculum despite its perceived role in the nation’s socio-economic development. The few... More

    pp. 249-267

  15. A Comparison of Information and Communication Technology Application in New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Non-NEPAD Schools in Kenya

    Mildred Ayere, Florence Odera & John Agak

    pp. 249-247

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