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Journal of Information Technology Education

2016 Volume 15, Number 1

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Number of articles: 20

  1. The Correlation between Temperament, Technology Preference, and Proficiency in Middle School Students

    Sabrina Colvin-Sterling

    This study examined the relationship between middle school students' personality type and their academic performance in the technology courses in which they participated. It also explored the... More

    pp. 1-18

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  2. Determining the Effects of LMS Learning Behaviors on Academic Achievement in a Learning Analytic Perspective

    Mehmet Firat

    Two of the most important outcomes of learning analytics are predicting students' learning and providing effective feedback. Learning Management Systems (LMS), which are widely used to support... More

    pp. 75-87

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  3. The Relationship between Social Presence and Critical Thinking: Results from Learner Discourse in an Asynchronous Learning Environment

    Jamie Costley & Christopher Lange

    Understanding the relationship between social presence and critical thinking is useful for gaining insight into the interaction and discourse of learners online. Further study of how these two... More

    pp. 89-108

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  4. Evaluating the Effect of Arabic Engineering Students' Learning Styles in Blended Programming Courses

    Ahmed Al-Azawei, Ali Al-Bermani & Karsten Lundqvist

    This study investigated the complex relationship among learning styles, gender, perceived satisfaction, and academic performance across four programming courses supported by an e-learning platform.... More

    pp. 109-130

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  5. Significant Structuring Resources in the Reading Practices of a Digital Classroom

    Lisa Molin & Annika Lantz-Andersson

    Since reading and writing digitally demand partially different competencies, there is a change in some of the premises of related educational practices. This study aims to contribute to the... More

    pp. 131-156

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  6. Online Education and Its Effective Practice: A Research Review

    Anna Sun & Xiufang Chen

    Using a qualitative content analysis approach, this study reviewed 47 published studies and research on online teaching and learning since 2008, primarily focusing on how theories, practices and... More

    pp. 157-190

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  7. The Effectiveness of the Gesture-Based Learning System (GBLS) and Its Impact on Learning Experience

    Moamer Shakroum, Kok Wai Wong & Lance Chun Che Fung

    Several studies and experiments have been conducted in recent years to examine the value and the advantage of using the Gesture-Based Learning System (GBLS).The investigation of the influence of... More

    pp. 191-210

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  8. Integrating ICT in Teacher Colleges--A Change Process

    Noga Magen-Nagar & Ditza Maskit

    The National Israeli Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program that called for the "adaption of the educational system to the 21st century", has been implemented in Israel... More

    pp. 211-232

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  9. Reducing the Digital Divide among Children Who Received Desktop or Hybrid Computers for the Home

    Gila Cohen Zilka

    Researchers and policy makers have been exploring ways to reduce the digital divide. Parameters commonly used to examine the digital divide worldwide, as well as in this study, are: (a) the digital... More

    pp. 233-251

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  10. The Adoption of Blended E-Learning Technology in Vietnam Using a Revision of the Technology Acceptance Model

    Khanh Ngo Nhu Tran

    This study examines factors that determine the attitudes of learners toward a blended e-learning system (BELS) using data collected by questionnaire from a sample of 396 students involved in a BELS... More

    pp. 253-282

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  11. A Face-to-Face Professional Development Model to Enhance Teaching of Online Research Strategies

    Fatima E. Terrazas-Arellanes, Carolyn Knox, Lisa A. Strycker & Emily Walden

    To help students navigate the digital environment, teachers not only need access to the right technology tools but they must also engage in pedagogically sound, high-quality professional... More

    pp. 335-376

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  12. Analysis of an Asynchronous Online Discussion as a Supportive Model for Peer Collaboration and Reflection in Teacher Education

    Romina Plešec Gasparic & Mojca Pecar

    Professional development of future teachers is based on connecting theory and practice with the aim of supporting and developing critical, independent, responsible decision-making and active... More

    pp. 369-393

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  13. Using a Touch-Based, Computer-Assisted Learning System to Promote Literacy and Math Skills for Low-Income Preschoolers

    Mark H. McManis & Lilla Dale McManis

    The use of touch-based technologies by young children to improve academic skills has seen growth outpacing empirical evidence of its effectiveness. Due to the educational challenges low-income... More

    pp. 409-429

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  14. Pacing, Pixels, and Paper: Flexibility in Learning Words from Flashcards

    Kara Sage, Joseph Rausch, Abigail Quirk & Lauren Halladay

    The present study focused on how self-control over pace might help learners successfully extract information from digital learning aids. Past research has indicated that too much control over pace ... More

    pp. 431-456

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  15. Point-and-Click Pedagogy: Is It Effective for Teaching Information Technology?

    Mark G. Angolia & Leslie R. Pagliari

    This paper assesses the effectiveness of the adoption of curriculum content developed and supported by a global academic university-industry alliance sponsored by one of the world's largest... More

    pp. 457-478

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  16. Teachers Exploring Mobile Device Integration: A Case Study of Secondary Teachers' Responses to iPads in the Classroom

    Stella Erbes, Steven Lesky & Joshua Myers

    This qualitative study seeks to understand and resolve the difficulties that teachers encounter when integrating mobile devices in classrooms. To address the issue of teacher receptiveness, three... More

    pp. 503-516

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  17. Impact of Electronic Portfolios on Prospective Teachers' Participation, Motivation, and Autonomous Learning

    Vanesa-María Gámiz-Sánchez, María-Jesús Gallego-Arrufat & Emilio Crisol-Moya

    This study explores the impact of electronic portfolios on undergraduate learning in higher education. Based on a descriptive study, it analyses the prospective teacher's perception of use of these... More

    pp. 517-533

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  18. Digital Learning in Schools: Conceptualizing the Challenges and Influences on Teacher Practice

    Christopher Blundell, Kar-Tin Lee & Shaun Nykvist

    Digital technologies are an important requirement for curriculum expectations, including general ICT capability and STEM education. These technologies are also positioned as mechanisms for... More

    pp. 535-560

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  19. Teacher Perceptions towards ICT Integration: Professional Development through Blended Learning

    Arwa Ahmed Abdo Qasem & G. Viswanathappa

    Integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning is a growing area that has attracted many educators' attention in recent years. Teachers need to be involved in... More

    pp. 561-575

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  20. Barriers to Technology Use in Large and Small School Districts

    Gregory M. Francom

    Barriers to effective technology integration come in several different categories, including access to technology tools and resources, technology training and support, administrative support, time ... More

    pp. 577-591

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