• 2016 Vol. 13 Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology

Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology: Volume 13 2016

Volume 13, 2016

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Informing Science Press (June 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1681100150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1681100159
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.7 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
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Retta Guy , Gerald Marquis
The authors present the results of a study conducted at a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant university. A quasi-experimental design was chosen for this study to compare student performance in two different classroom environments, traditional versus flipped. The study spanned 3 years, beginning fall 2012 through spring 2015. The participants included 433 declared business majors who s ...
flipped classroom, instructional videos, podcasts, student performance, traditional lecture, video-taped lectures
1 - 13


Eugenia M. W. Ng
The study involved student teachers enrolled in early childhood teaching at a teacher training institute in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Seventy-four students participated in flipped classroom activities during their first semester of study. Students were told to learn from online videos related to using image editing software in their own time and pace prior to the next class. When th ...
flipped classroom, generic skills, online videos, photo editing, student teacher
15 - 23


Kevin A. Johnston
The impact that mobile web-enabled devices have had on the lives and behavior of university students has been immense. Yet, many of the models used in the classrooms have remained unchanged. Although a traditional research approach of examining the literature, developing a methodology, and so on is followed, this paper’s main aim is to inform practitioners on observations and examples from courses ...
Mobile web-enabled devices, Usage, Impact, Unintended consequences, University Students, Social Network Systems (SNS).
25 - 46


Dale C MacKrell
This paper reports on the educational aspects of an information systems work-integrated learning (WIL) capstone project for an organization which operates to alleviate homelessness in the Australian non-profit sector. The methodology adopted for the study is Action Design Research (ADR) which draws on action research and design research as a means for framing a project's progress. Reflective insig ...
Work-integrated learning, workplace learning, non-profit, reflection, engagement, IT
47 - 61


Ruti Gafni , Idan Nagar
CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart - is a test with the aim to distinguish between malicious automatic software and real users in the era of Cyber security threats. Various types of CAPTCHA tests were developed, in order to address accessibility while implementing security. This research focuses on the users’ attitudes and experiences related to us ...
CAPTCHA, Cyber Security, User Experience
63 - 77


Azad Ali , Kustim Wibowo
The most common course delivery model is based on teacher (knowledge provider) - student (knowledge receiver) relationship. The most visible symptom of this situation is over-reliance on textbook’s tutorials. This traditional model of delivery reduces teacher flexibility, causes lack of interest among students, and often makes classes boring. Especially this is visible when teaching Computer Liter ...
Simulation Software, Office Simulation Software, eBook and Simulation Software
79 - 88


Seta Boghikian-Whitby, Yehia Mortagy
This longitudinal, quasi-experimental study investigated students’ cognitive personality type using the Myers-Briggs personality Type Indicator (MBTI) in Internet-based Online and Face-to-Face (F2F) modalities. A total of 1154 students enrolled in 28 Online and 32 F2F sections taught concurrently over a period of fourteen years. The study measured whether the sample is similar to the national av ...
Online learning, Distance Education, Face to face (F2F), Myers Briggs (MBTI), Longi-tudinal, Learning Style.
89 - 109


Antoinette Lombard, Hein Johan Wiese, Jan Smit
One of the key attempts towards a collective African vision is the New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD). Barnard and Vonk (2003) report that “53 countries have been urged to implement ICTs in three crucial development arenas: education, health and trade”. While NEPAD and other initiatives have contributed to the provision of ICT infrastructure with positive results as seen in t ...
Economic upliftment, Social development, Digital astuteness, Rural areas
111 - 120


Timothy Haig-Smith, Maureen Tanner
Agile global software development (AGSD) is an increasingly prevalent software development strategy, as organizations hope to realize the benefits of accessing a larger resource pool of skilled labor, at a potentially reduced cost, while at the same time delivering value incrementally and iteratively. However, the distributed nature of AGSD creates geographic, temporal, socio-cultural distances th ...
Cloud Computing, Agile Software Development, Agile Global Software Development, Agile Principles, Scrum
121 - 144


Gila Kurtz, Yehuda Peled
This paper presents a validation research of seven Digital Learning Domains (DLDs) and sixty-five performance statements (PSs) as perceived by students with experience in learning via ICT. The preliminary findings suggest a statistical firmness of the inventory. The seven DLDs identified are Social Responsibility, Team-based Learning, Information Research and Retrieval, Information Management, Inf ...
Digital Learning Literacies, 21st Century Skills, Learning Skills
145 - 158


Janice Whatley
Project work forms a large part in work undertaken by graduates when they enter the workforce, so projects are used in higher education to prepare students for their working lives and to enable students to apply creativity in their studies as they present a solution to a problem, using technical skills they have learned in different units of study. Projects, both at work and in higher education, m ...
Team project, employability, transferable skills, external client
159 - 169


Rimvydas Skyrius, Igor Katin, Michail Kazimianec, Svetlana Nemitko, Gediminas Rumšas, Raimundas Žilinskas
The field of business intelligence (BI), despite rapid technology advances, continues to feature inadequate levels of adoption. The attention of researchers is shifting towards hu-man factors of BI adoption. The wide set of human factors influencing BI adoption con-tains elements of what we call BI culture – an overarching concept covering key managerial issues that come up in BI implementation. R ...
business intelligence, business intelligence adoption, business intelligence culture
171 - 186


Helen Emasealu, Susan Nnadozie Umeozor
The paper reviewed the emerging roles of the 21st century librarians, charged with the responsibility to manage repository services across libraries in present-day information technology environment. Librarians need to be trained and empowered with requisite skills and knowledge needed for successful management of the ICT driven repository initiatives that the 21st century demands. Literature wa ...
Repository services, Academic libraries, Emerging trends, Role of librarians, Developing countries
187 - 194


Dan Bouhnik , Yahel Giat , Issachar Zarruk
The transition from printed to electronic sources of information has resulted in a profound change to the way procurement officers seek information. Furthermore, in the past decade there have been additional technological revolutions that are expected to further affect the procurement process. In this paper, we conduct a survey among forty nine university procurement officers in Israel to examine ...
Public procurement, information seeking behavior, notebooks, smartphones, tablets, information sources
195 - 208


Ismar Frango Silveira
The Open Software movement serves as a landmark and a starting point for many “open-something” initiatives, such as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC). However, under a pragmatic point-of-view, many of its basic principles are not considered specially when dealing with the above mentioned initiatives: common, industry-standard OER and MOOC lack a considerable s ...
Open Educational Resources, Massive Online Open Courses, 5R Principles, Open Licenses, Open Standards
209 - 223


Klaus-Dietrich Kramer, Annedore Söchting, Thomas Stolze
Many degree courses at technical universities include the subject of control systems engineering. As an addition to conventional approaches Fuzzy Control can be used to easily find control solutions for systems, even if they include nonlinearities. To support further educational training, models which represent a technical system to be controlled are required. These models have to represent the sy ...
Fuzzy Control, FHFCE-Tool, Teaching Models, FC-Debugging, FC-Tracing
225 - 233


Rachel Or-Bach
This paper describes the employment of a Personal Response System (PRS) during a Decision Analysis course for Management Information Systems (MIS) students. The description shows how the carefully designed PRS-based questions, the delivery, and the follow-up discussions; provided a context for eliciting and exercising central concepts of the course topics as well as central skills required for MIS ...
Personal Response Systems, Clickers, Quantitative methods for decision analysis, Decision Trees, Modeling
235 - 244


Stephen Burgess, Scott Bingley, David A Banks
Many higher education institutions are moving towards blended learning environments that seek to move towards a student-centred ethos, where students are stakeholders in the learning process. This often involves multi-modal learner-support technologies capable of operating in a range of time and place settings. This article considers the impact of an Audience Response System (ARS) upon the ongoing ...
Blended learning, audience response systems, information systems professionals, ethics
245 - 267


Herman Koppelman
The number of online resources available for teaching and learning in higher education has been growing enormously during the last decade. A recent development is the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and of Open Educational Resources (OER). The result is a huge number of videos that are available on line. Can these videos enrich learning? As a pilot study we added sixteen videos to ...
Distance Education, Video, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Online Resources, Podcasts, Human-Computer Interaction
269 - 277


Tamrin Amboala, Joan Richardson
One effective way of accelerating the commercialization of university innovations (inventions) is to execute a “Technological Entrepreneurship” framework that helps the execution of agreements between universities and industry for commercialization. Academics have been encouraged to commercialize their research and findings yet the level of success of commercialization of inventions (innovations) ...
Technological Entrepreneurship, Venture Capitalist, Incubation Programs


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