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Journal of Information Technology Education: Research

Jan 01, 2011 Volume 10, Number 1


Lynn Jeffrey; Christopher Cheong

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Number of articles: 25

  1. Design and Development of a Web-based Interactive Software Tool for Teaching Operating Systems

    Aristogiannis Garmpis, Technological Educational Institute of Messolonghi, Greece

    Operating Systems (OS) is an important and mandatory discipline in many Computer Science, Information Systems and Computer Engineering curricula. Some of its topics require a careful and detailed... More

    pp. 1-17

  2. Preface: An Evolutionary Decade

    Linda Knight, DePaul University, United States

    As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Journal of Information Technology Education, it is fitting to pause and reflect on the journal's growth over the years. Eli Cohen began the journal in... More

    pp. 5-6

  3. Evaluating and Comparing the Usability of Web-based Course Management Systems

    Zafer Unal, University of South Florida, United States; Asli Unal, Turkey

    Course Management Systems (CMS) are an increasingly important part of academic systems in higher education. When choosing a Course Management System for an educational institution, the usability of... More

    pp. 19-38

  4. Business Simulation Training in Information Technology Education: Guidelines for New Approaches in IT Training

    Pierre-Majorique Léger, HEC Montréal, Canada; Patrick Charland, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada; Harvey D. Feldstein, Baton Simulations, Canada; Jacques Robert, Gilbert Babin & Derick Lyle, HEC Montréal, Canada

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are commercial software packages that enable the integration of transactions-oriented data and business processes throughout an organization. Most of the ... More

    pp. 39-53

  5. Reliability and Factor Analysis of a Blackboard Course Management System Success: A Scale Development and Validation in an Educational Context

    Adeyinka Tella, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

    The suitability of 52 items for measuring Blackboard course management system success was investigated with the aim of validating the Blackboard CMS success scale in an educational context. Through... More

    pp. 55-80

  6. Adapting Peer Review to an Online Course: An Exploratory Case Study

    Linda V. Knight & Theresa A. Steinbach, DePaul University, United States

    With demonstrated benefits to higher level learning, peer review in the classroom has been well researched and popular since at least the 1990s. However, little or no prior studies exist into the... More

    pp. 81-100

  7. Developing Information Technology Fluency in College Students: An Investigation of Learning Environments and Learner Characteristics

    Nancy Burns Sardone, Georgian Court University, United States

    The confluence of powerful technologies of computers and network connectivity has brought explosive growth to the field of Information Technology (IT). The problem presented in this study is... More

    pp. 101-122

  8. Critical Success Attributes of Transnational IT Education Programmes: The Client Perspective

    Iwona Miliszewska & Ewa Sztendur, Victoria University, Australia

    How can transnational education (TNE) programs be made more effective? According to the literature, no one is in a better position to comment on this question than the students themselves. At the... More

    pp. 123-137

  9. Technology Service Management: A Multi-level Approach for Teaching the MBA Core Information Systems Course

    John C. Beachboard & Kregg Aytes, Idaho State University, United States

    Core MBA IT courses have tended to be survey courses that cover important topics but often do not sufficiently engage students. The result is that many top-ranked MBA programs have not found such... More

    pp. 139-160

  10. Investigating Factors Affecting the Uptake of Automated Assessment Technology

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

    Automated assessment is an emerging innovation in educational praxis, however its pedagogical potential is not fully utilised in Australia, particularly regarding automated essay grading. The... More

    pp. 161-181

  11. Students’ Strategies for Exception Handling

    Rami Rashkovits & Ilana Lavy, The Max Stern Academic College of Emek, Israel

    This study discusses and presents various strategies employed by novice programmers concerning exception handling. The main contributions of this paper are as follows: we provide an analysis tool... More

    pp. 183-207

  12. Students’ Strategies for Exception Handling

    Rami Rashkovits & Ilana Lavy

    pp. 183-207

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  13. The Effect of Using E-Learning Tools in Online and Campus-based Classrooms on Student Performance

    Edith Galy, Clara Downey & Jennie Johnson, University of Texas at Brownsville, United States

    Creating an integrative research framework that extends a model frequently used in the Information Systems field, the Technology Acceptance Model, together with variables used in the Education... More

    pp. 209-230

  14. Attitudes and Influences toward Choosing a Business Major: The Case of Information Systems

    James P. Downey & Ronnie McGaughey, University of Central Arkansas, United States; David Roach, Arkansas Tech University, United States

    Declining enrollment in MIS Departments in Colleges of Business has been the norm for many if not most universities since the bust of 2000. This has serious repercussions for the... More

    pp. 231-251

  15. Engagement Levels in a Graphic Design Clicker Class: Students’ Perceptions around Attention, Participation and Peer Learning

    Daniela Gachago, Amanda Morris & Edwine Simon, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

    Research into the uses of personal response systems or ‘clickers’ shows that their use increases students’ engagement levels in the classroom. In South Africa, clicker usage is still in its infancy... More

    pp. 253-269

  16. Engagement Levels in a Graphic Design Clicker Class: Students’ Perceptions around Attention, Participation and Peer Learning

    Daniela Gachago, Amanda Morris & Edwine Simon

    pp. 253-269

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  17. Exploring the Impacts of Social Networking Sites on Academic Relations in the University

    Patient Rambe, University of the Free State, South Africa

    Social networking sites (SNS) affordances for persistent interaction, collective generation of knowledge, and formation of peer-based clusters for knowledge sharing render them useful for... More

    pp. 271-293

  18. Assessing Student Performance and Perceptions in Lecture Capture vs. Face-to-Face Course Delivery

    Patricia Euzent, Thomas Martin, Patrick Moskal & Patsy D. Moskal, University of Central Florida, United States

    Public universities are currently facing a challenge in determining how to deliver quality instruction in the face of severe fiscal constraints. With recent technological advances, courses streamed... More

    pp. 295-307

  19. Academic Success Factors: An IT Student Perspective

    Aimao Zhang & Cheryl Aasheim, Georgia Southern University, United States

    Numerous studies have identified causal factors for academic success. Factors vary from personal factors, such as cognitive style (McKenzie & Schweitzer, 2001), to social factors, such as culture... More

    pp. 309-331

  20. Students Selection for University Course Admission at the Joint Admissions Board (Kenya) Using Trained Neural Networks

    Franklin Wabwoba, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya; Fullgence M. Mwakondo, Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Kenya

    Every year, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) is tasked to determine those students who are expected to join various Kenyan public universities under the government sponsorship scheme. This exercise ... More

    pp. 333-347