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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Sep 13, 2009 Volume 5, Number 3

Editors

Stewart Marshall; Wal Taylor

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 17

  1. Exploring the status of ICT use in adult education: Perspectives from eight European countries - “reflections, insights, and challenges”

    Muhammet Demirbilek, Suleyman Demirel University

    This paper reports on the results from a structured survey returned from participants in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Turkey (together with an agreed shorter submission... More

  2. Gender, subject and degree differences in university students’ access, use and attitudes toward information and communication technology (ICT)

    Khalid Mahmood, University of the Punjab

    This study reports the findings of a questionnaire survey conducted to see the gender, subject and degree differences in access, use and attitudes toward information and communication technology ... More

  3. Will ENUM effort in Malaysia be feasible? An academic perspective

    Saadiah Yahya, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

    ENUM (Electronic Number Mapping) is powerful protocol that maps telephone numbers to Internet Protocol addresses. It allows users with IP-enabled devices to locate and call friends or families... More

  4. Role of information and communication technologies in improving food availability of Iranian rural households

    Farhad Lashgarara, S. Mirdamadi & S. Hosseini, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Mohammad Chizari, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Information and communications technologies (ICTs) represent an important strategy that can be used in attaining food security. The main purpose of research is to identify the effectiveness of ICTs... More

  5. Potential and challenges in the use and adoption of ICT

    Stewart Marshall, The University of the West Indies, West Indies, Barbados; Wal Taylor,

  6. New paradigms in the teaching and learning of accounting: Use of educational blogs for reflective thinking

    Mahesh Joshi, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia; Ritesh Chugh, C Management Services Pty Ltd. and Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Aus, Australia

    To meet the demands and expectations of increasing global competition, contemporary accountants require a range of generic skills such as analytical and problem-solving skills, personal and... More

    pp. 6-18

  7. Investigating online learning environments in a web-based math course in Jordan

    Akram Al-Omari, Yarmouk University, Jordan

    The Ministry of Education of Jordan (Moe) is the first institution introducing an open e-learning platform in the school system of Jordan, and has been deploying the system in 100 experimental ... More

    pp. 19-36

  8. Designing an information and communication technology system to train private agricultural insurance brokers in Iran

    Maryam Omidi Najafabadi, Jamal Farajollah Hosseini, Mehdi Mirdamadi & Reza Moghadasi, Science and Research Branch Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Many organizations have adopted ICTs as a solution for their corporate training. The Agricultural Insurance fund (AIF) also has considered the necessity of using ICTs for training brokers that are ... More

    pp. 37-54

  9. Effects of integrating digital visual materials with textbook scans in the classroom

    Saurabh Panjwani & Luana Micallef, Microsoft Research India Pvt. Ltd., India; Karl Fenech, Microsoft Research India Pvt. Ltd., India; Kentaro Toyama, Microsoft Research India Pvt. Ltd., India

    This work examines the effects of treating learners in a classroom to digital visual materials on a shared display, while interleaving such materials with scanned copies of relevant textbook pages.... More

    pp. 55-71

  10. Making quality education accessible to all through technology: A case study on accelerating quality delivery of the mathematics curriculum by re-tooling mathematics classrooms with only one computer

    Peter Wintz, University of Guyana, Guyana

    Computer technology has become an integral part of most educational landscape. In Guyana, like many developing countries, educators are cognizant of the benefits of the integration of computer... More

    pp. 72-84

  11. Impact of using agile practice for student software projects in computer science education

    Indika Perera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

    Computer Science education is becoming a fundamental teaching area with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development. It is a known fact that traditional educational and teaching ... More

    pp. 85-100

  12. Confronting challenges to e-learning in Higher Education Institutions

    Jephias Mapuva, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    Technological innovations have not only brought benefits to business, but to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) where an unprecedented demand for tertiary education has seen students enrolling... More

    pp. 101-114

  13. A baseline study on the Internet information search proficiencies of polytechnic students in Singapore

    Kumar Laxman, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    The Internet has emerged as a versatile information repository tool that offers immense potential in optimizing the transactional dynamics of teaching and learning. In the context of a developed... More

    pp. 115-130

  14. The potential of using information and communication technology for poverty alleviation and economic empowerment in Osun State, Nigeria

    Olaniyi Sofowora, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of the ICT programmes introduced by the Telecommunication Industries in Nigeria at reducing the problems of unemployment and poverty. It also ... More

    pp. 131-140

  15. The effects of information and communication technology on at risk children of low economic status: Make It-Take It Case Study

    Shahram Amiri, Stetson University, Florida, USA, United States

    The Institute for the Study of Digital Inclusion’s (ISDI) promotes digital inclusion through dispersion of computers and technological knowledge to at risk children of low economic status within... More

    pp. 141-147

  16. Open flexible learning as a strategy for enhancing human security in Nigeria

    Terhemba Ambe-Uva & Eunice Adegbola, National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria

    In this paper, an analysis of open flexible learning (OFL) as a means of enhancing Human Security in Nigeria, within the context of HIV/AIDS pandemic was carried out. It is argued that open... More

    pp. 148-156

  17. Diffusion of technology adoption in Cambodia: The test of a theory

    Jayson Richardson, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, United States

    This study tested the diffusion of innovations theory to determine if it was applicable in describing technology adoption patterns of teacher trainers in Cambodia. Tested were eight perceived... More

    pp. 157-171