• 2017 Vol. 13 Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning


Volume 13, 2017



Fay Sudweeks
Table of Contents, IJELL, e-skills, lifelong learning
i - iii


Rachel Nave, Rakefet Ackerman, Yehudit Judy Dori
Aim/Purpose: These days educators are expected to integrate technological tools into classes. Although they acquire relevant skills, they are often reluctant to use these tools. 

Background: We incorporated online forums for generating a Community of Inquiry (CoI) in a faculty development program. Extending the Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model with Assessment Knowledge a ...
community of inquiry, online forums, hands-on experience, TPACK, instruc-tional technology, teacher professional development
1 - 17


Dorcas E Krubu, Sandy Zinn, Genevieve C Hart
Aim/Purpose: The research work investigated the information seeking process of undergraduates in a specialised university in Nigeria, in the course of a group assignment. 

Background: Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) model is used as lens to reveal how students interact with information in the affective, cognitive and physical realms. 

Methodology: Qualitative research methods were ...
information seeking process, information seeking, dialogue journaling, group assignment, analysis of assignment, specialised university
19 - 36


Kham Sila Ahmad, Jocelyn Armarego, Fay Sudweeks
Aim/Purpose: To develop a framework for utilizing Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) to assist non-native English migrant women to acquire English vocabulary in a non-formal learning setting. 

Background: The women in this study migrated to Australia with varied backgrounds including voluntary or forced migration, very low to high levels of their first language (L1), low proficiency in Engl ...
MALL, migrant women, vocabulary, tablet, language app
37 - 57


Saeed Shariati, Jocelyn Armarego, Fay Sudweeks
Aim/Purpose: The research investigates the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Iranian refugees’ settlement in Australia.

Background: The study identifies the issues of settlement, such as language, cultural and social differences.

Methodology: The Multi-Sited Ethnography (MSE), which is a qualitative methodology, has been used with a thematic analysis drawing on a seri ...
e-Skills, ICT, settlement, refugees
59 - 77


Scott D McDonald
Aim/Purpose: Students face many challenges improving their soft skills such as critical thinking. This paper offers one possible solution to this problem. 

Background: This paper considers one method of enhancing critical thinking through a problem-solving game called the Coffee Shop. Problem-solving is a key component to critical thinking, and game-playing is one method of enhancing this throug ...
lesson delivery, blended learning, digital technology, learning outcomes, entrepreneurship, mixed methods, learning transfer, gamification
79 - 96


Karishma Kelsey, Andrew J. Zaliwski
Aim/Purpose: The teaching solution presented in this paper was implemented to overcome the common problems encountered by authors during years of practice of applied business studies teaching. 

Background: In our school, we have deep multicultural environments where both teachers and students are coming from different countries and cultures. The typical problems encountered with students includ ...
case study visualization, Pacific storytelling tradition, teaching methodology, computers in teaching, knowledge transfer, knowledge representation
97 - 115


Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu
Aim/Purpose: Significant urban digital divide exists in Nairobi County where low income households lack digital literacy skills and do not have access to the internet. The study was undertaken as an intervention, designed to close the digital divide among low income households in Nairobi by introducing internet access using the domestication framework.

Background: Information and Communication Te ...
digital divide, internet domestication, low-income households, digital literacy, Mathare slum
117 - 142


Nitza Geri, Ina Blau, Avner Caspi, Yoram M. Kalman, Vered Silber-Varod, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai
Aim/Purpose: This preface presents the papers included in the ninth issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL) special series of selected Chais Conference best papers. 

Background: The Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era, is organized by the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Techno ...
Learning technologies, e-learning, technology integration in education, diffusion of innovation, human-computer interaction, lifelong learning, educational technologies research
143 - 150


Olzan Goldstein, Bertha Tessler
Aim/Purpose: This study examines the impact of the Israeli National Program on pre-service teachers’ skills in the integration of ICT in teaching and discusses the influential factors of successful implementation of practices in the field. 

Background: In the current Information Age, many countries relate to education as an im-portant factor for national growth. Teacher education plays a signific ...
ICT integration in teaching, teacher education, evaluation of systemic changes
151 - 166


Smadar Bar-Tal, Christa S. C. Asterhan
Aim/Purpose: The present study aims to describe existing peer-to-peer, social network-based sharing practices among adult students in teacher colleges.

Background: Ubiquitous social network sites open up a wide array of possibilities for peer-to-peer information and knowledge sharing. College instructors are often unaware of such practices that happen behind the scenes.

Methodology: An interpret ...
social network technology, knowledge sharing, teacher training
167 - 184


Miri Shonfeld, Hagit Meishar Tal
Aim/Purpose: This study took place in a school with a “paperless classroom” policy. In this school, handwriting and reading on paper were restricted. The purpose of this study was to gain insights from the teachers teaching in a paperless classroom and to learn about the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning in such an environment.

Background: In recent years, many schools are moving ...
paperless classroom, teachers, K-12, BYOD, laptops
185 - 196


Sarah Genut, Yifat Ben-David Kolikant
Aim/Purpose: Our research focuses on a unique group a students, who study CS: ultra-orthodox Jewish men. Their previous education is based mostly on studying Talmud and hence they lacked a conventional high-school education. Our research goal was to examine whether their prior education is merely a barrier to their CS studies or whether it can be recruited to leverage academic learning.

Backgrou ...
computer science, diversity, prior education, Talmud, logic
197 - 214


Nitza Geri, Amir Winer, Beni Zaks
Aim/Purpose: As online video lectures rapidly gain popularity in formal and informal learning environments, one of their main challenges is student retention. This study investigates the influence of adding interactivity to online video lectures on students’ attention span.

Background: Interactivity is perceived as increasing the attention span of learners and improving the quality of learning. H ...
online video lectures, interactive video, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), distance learning, students’ attention span, learning analytics, attention economy
215 - 228


Yaniv Biton, Sapir Fellus, Dafna Raviv, Osnat O Fellus
Aim/Purpose: The increasingly growing number of virtual high schools around the world has engendered new modes for teaching and learning and a promising area of re-search. While research in this emerging field has mostly taken a comparative lens that highlights differences between traditional modes of teaching and online teaching, research on high school students’ and teachers’ perspectives has re ...
virtual high school, teachers’ perspectives, students’ perspectives, mathematics, physics


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