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Journal of Information Technology Education: Research

Jan 01, 2007 Volume 6, Number 1


Lynn Jeffrey; Christopher Cheong

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Number of articles: 37

  1. The Delphi Method for Graduate Research

    Gregory J. Skulmoski, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Francis T. Hartman & Jennifer Krahn, University of Calgary, Canada

    The Delphi method is an attractive method for graduate students completing masters and PhD level research. It is a flexible research technique that has been successfully used in our program at the ... More

    pp. 1-21

  2. Web-Based Learning Environment: A Theory-Based Design Process for Development and Evaluation

    Chang S. Nam, University of Arkansas, United States; Tonya L. Smith-Jackson, Virginia Tech, United States

    Web-based courses and programs have increasingly been developed by many academic institutions, organizations, and companies worldwide due to their benefits for both learners and educators. However,... More

    pp. 23-43

  3. On the Prospects and Concerns of Integrating Open Source Software Environment in Software Engineering Education

    Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada

    Open Source Software (OSS) has introduced a new dimension in software community. As the development and use of OSS becomes prominent, the question of its integration in education arises. In this... More

    pp. 45-64

  4. Designing CBT Systems with Errors in Mind: Avoidance, Seeding, and Tolerance

    Ruben Quinonez, Terry Ryan & Lorne Olfman, Claremont Graduate University, United States

    This study attempts to reconcile viewpoints on the role of errors in the design of computer-based training (CBT) systems. From one perspective, errors are detrimental to learning; from another,... More

    pp. 65-80

  5. A Framework towards Assessing the Merits of Inviting IT Professionals to the Classroom

    Faouzi Kamoun & Said Selim, University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    For the past years, the academic IT profession through various professional society curriculum committees and accreditation bodies has made considerable progress to revise and update IT curricula... More

    pp. 81-103

  6. Know Your Discipline: Teaching the Philosophy of Computer Science

    Matti Tedre, University of Joensuu, Finland

    The diversity and interdisciplinarity of computer science and the multiplicity of its uses in other sciences make it hard to define computer science and to prescribe how computer science should be ... More

    pp. 105-122

  7. A Methodical Formative Evaluation of Computer Literacy Course: What and How to Teach

    Florence Martin, University of North Carolina, United States; Qi Dunsworth, Penn State Erie, United States

    The use of computers has become pervasive and essential in today’s world. Most of the universities offer a basic computer literacy course to the students. To meet the demand of computerliterate... More

    pp. 123-134

  8. An Examination of the Introductory MIS Course

    Shouhong Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States

    The introductory management information systems (MIS) course is a core course for all business majors at almost every business school. It is common for this course to have multiple sections taught ... More

    pp. 135-152

  9. Community of Inquiry in an Online Undergraduate Information Technology Course

    Hwee Ling Lim, The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates

    The Community of Inquiry (COI) theoretical framework suggests that successful higher education experiences are supported by the presence and interaction of cognitive, social and teaching elements. ... More

    pp. 153-168

  10. Faculty Integration of Technology into Instruction and Students’ Perceptions of Computer Technology to Improve Student Learning

    Jared Keengwe, Muskingum College, United States

    There has been a remarkable improvement in access and rate of adoption of technology in higher education. Even so, reports indicate that faculty members are not integrating technology into... More

    pp. 169-180

  11. Faculty Integration of Technology into Instruction and Students’ Perceptions of Computer Technology to Improve Student Learning

    Jared Keengwe

    pp. 169-180

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  12. Information Technology Team Projects in Higher Education: An International Viewpoint

    Kathy Lynch, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia; Aleksej Heinze, University of Salford, United Kingdom; Elsje Scott, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    It is common to find final or near final year undergraduate Information Technology students undertaking a substantial development project; a project where the students have the opportunity to be... More

    pp. 181-198

  13. Python and Roles of Variables in Introductory Programming: Experiences from Three Educational Institutions

    Uolevi Nikula, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; Jorma Sajaniemi & Matti Tedre, University of Joensuu, Finland; Stuart Wray, Royal School of Signals, United Kingdom

    Students often find that learning to program is hard. Introductory programming courses have high drop-out rates and students do not learn to program well. This paper presents experiences from three... More

    pp. 199-214

  14. Reinforce Networking Theory with OPNET Simulation

    Jinhua Guo, Weidong Xiang & Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan, United States

    As networking systems have become more complex and expensive, hands-on experiments based on networking simulation have become essential for teaching the key computer networking topics to students. ... More

    pp. 215-226

  15. Are We There Yet?

    George Rice & Michael Bowman, Murray State University, United States

    Children in the back seat on a long trip are not the only ones asking the question “Are we there yet?” At Murray State University (MSU) and other universities starting new programs, the question... More

    pp. 227-240

  16. The Lifelong Learning Iceberg of Information Systems Academics:A Study of On-Going Formal and Informal Learning by Academics

    Bill Davey, RMIT University, Australia; Arthur Tatnall, Victoria University, Australia

    This article describes a study that examined the lifelong learning of information systems academics in relation to their normal work. It begins by considering the concept of lifelong learning, its ... More

    pp. 241-248

  17. A ‘Hands on’ Strategy for Teaching Genetic Algorithms to Undergraduates

    Anne Venables & Grace Tan

    pp. 249-261

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  18. A ‘Hands on’ Strategy for Teaching Genetic Algorithms to Undergraduates

    Anne Venables & Grace Tan, Victoria University, Australia

    Genetic algorithms (GAs) are a problem solving strategy that uses stochastic search. Since their introduction (Holland, 1975), GAs have proven to be particularly useful for solving problems that... More

    pp. 249-256

  19. Knowledge Structures of Entering Computer Networking Students and Their Instructors

    Kristen E. DiCerbo, Cisco Learning Institute, United States

    Students bring prior knowledge to their learning experiences. This prior knowledge is known to affect how students encode and later retrieve new information learned. Teachers and content developers... More

    pp. 263-277

  20. Just For Fun: Using Programming Games in Software Programming Training and Education

    Ju Long, Texas State University, United States

    Improving learning effectiveness has always been a constant challenge in software education and training. One of the primary tasks educators face is to motivate learners to perform to their best... More

    pp. 279-290