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Education and Information Technologies

December 2014 Volume 19, Number 4

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Number of articles: 15

  1. A Study of the Use of Twitter by Students for Lecture Engagement and Discussion

    Peter Tiernan

    Research indicates that student engagement with lectures, and participation in discussion and debate, greatly improve their learning and experience of University. The nature of some lectures means ... More

    pp. 673-690

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  2. Information Communication Technology Planning in Developing Countries

    Sandy Malapile & Jared Keengwe

    This article explores major issues related to Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education and technology planning. Using the diffusion of innovation theory, the authors examine... More

    pp. 691-701

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  3. Factors Influencing Technology Planning in Developing Countries: A Literature Review

    Jared Keengwe & Sandy Malapile

    This article is a literature review concerning the factors that play an important role in the development of educational technology plans in the educational system of developing countries (DCs).... More

    pp. 703-712

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  4. Personalized Recommendation of Learning Material Using Sequential Pattern Mining and Attribute Based Collaborative Filtering

    Mojtaba Salehi, Isa Nakhai Kamalabadi & Mohammad Bagher Ghaznavi Ghoushchi

    Material recommender system is a significant part of e-learning systems for personalization and recommendation of appropriate materials to learners. However, in the existing recommendation... More

    pp. 713-735

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  5. Mobile Learning and Integration of Mobile Technologies in Education

    Jared Keengwe & Malini Bhargava

    Mobile technologies have a huge potential to transform education provided these technologies are designed and implemented in such a way that they are relevant to the social and cultural context of ... More

    pp. 737-746

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  6. Investigating the Factors Influencing Teachers' Use of ICT in Teaching in Bruneian Secondary Schools

    Sallimah M. Salleh & Kumar Laxman

    The primary focus of the research study described in this paper was to assess the status quo of teachers' use of Information and Communication Technology in teaching in terms of the factors... More

    pp. 747-762

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  7. Upper Secondary and Vocational Level Teachers at Social Software

    Teemu Valtonen, Sini Kontkanen, Patrick Dillon, Jari Kukkonen & Pertti Väisänen

    This study focuses on upper secondary and vocational level teachers as users of social software i.e. what software they use during their leisure and work and for what purposes they use software in ... More

    pp. 763-779

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  8. Usage Patterns of Communication Interfaces for Social Support among At-Risk Adolescents

    David Passig

    Social and interpersonal support has mostly been carried out face-to-face. However, the internet was able, in the last couple of decades, to facilitate social interactions through a range of... More

    pp. 781-804

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  9. Gender Differences in Attitudes towards Learning Oral Skills Using Technology

    Jibrel Harb, Nadzrah Abu Bakar & Pramela Krish

    This paper reports a quantitative study on gender differences in attitudes when learning oral skills via technology. The study was conducted at Tafila Technical University, Jordan, with 70 female... More

    pp. 805-816

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  10. Examining the Potential of Web-Based Multimedia to Support Complex Fine Motor Skill Learning: An Empirical Study

    Marina Papastergiou, Elisana Pollatou, Ioannis Theofylaktou & Konstantina Karadimou

    Research on the utilization of the Web for complex fine motor skill learning that involves whole body movements is still scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the introduction... More

    pp. 817-839

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  11. Promoting Communication Skills for Information Systems Students in Australian and Portuguese Higher Education: Action Research Study

    Pedro Isaias & Tomayess Issa

    This paper aims to examine the value of communication skills learning process through various assessments in Information Systems (IS) postgraduate units in Australia and Portugal. Currently,... More

    pp. 841-861

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  12. Technology and Adolescents: Perspectives on the Things to Come

    Raul L. Katz, Max Felix & Madlen Gubernick

    Assuming that, given the processes of technology diffusion, adolescent behavior forecasts future consumption of digital information, it would seem pertinent to study the characteristics of teenager... More

    pp. 863-886

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  13. Promoting Effective E-Learning Practices through the Constructivist Pedagogy

    Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari & Joachim Agamba

    Although rapid advances in technology has allowed for the growth of collaborative e-learning experiences unconstrained by time and space, technology has not been heavily infused in the activities... More

    pp. 887-898

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  14. A Strategy for Detection of Inconsistency in Evaluation of Essay Type Answers

    Archana Shukla & Banshi D. Chaudhary

    The quality of evaluation of essay type answer books involving multiple evaluators for courses with large number of enrollments is likely to be affected due to heterogeneity in experience,... More

    pp. 899-912

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  15. Teachers' Perspectives on Their Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning: A Case Study

    Ayoub Kafyulilo & Jared Keengwe

    This article presents the perspectives of science and mathematics teachers on their use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and learning in Tanzania. The findings show... More

    pp. 913-923

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