• 2018 Vol. 15 Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology


Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (2018) (Volume 15)

Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology is the highly cited peer-reviewed journal that publishes select high quality papers reviewed and accepted for presentation by the international transdiscplinary conference Informing Science and Information Technology. Except as noted, papers have undergone double-blind peer review and been revised to address reviewers' critique and suggestions.

Anil Gurung
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that may lead to adopting mobile commerce in a developing country in South Asia.

Background: Access to information is key for communication and for controlling our environment to improve our lives. The growth of mobile phones and the internet technologies have greatly improved the access to information and encompassed the social ...
mobile commerce, mobile banking
145

Yingxia Cao
Aim/Purpose: This study focuses on the role of personality in online shopping through analyzing its relationship with customer reported shopping outcomes and their satisfaction.

Background: Customer satisfaction and outcomes in online shopping have been well-documented. From different perspectives, past research has analysed factors related to customer satisfaction, and to outcomes to a lesser e ...
online shopping, consumer interface, personality traits
141 - 144

Yingxia Cao, Haya Ajjan, Richard Hartshorne
Aim/Purpose: This study intends to find out how the ‘Big Five’ personality factors (openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and neuroticism) impact on college students’ Facebook use (hedonic, sociability, and compulsive use) and whether GPA has a moderating effect on such use.

Background: For college students, their favorite way of Facebook use may turn out to be predetermined ...
personality trait, Facebook use, hedonic use, sociability, and compulsive use
137 - 139

Mina Richards
Aim/Purpose: This presentation will discuss how mobile devices are used to keep children busy and entertained during child care activities. Mobile devices are considered the 21st “Century Nanny” since parents and caregivers use those tools to engage children’s attention for indefinite periods of time. Research background on touch screen devices and children’s age groups are presented to map age to ...
mobile devices, children age groups, mobile apps, parenting
131 - 135

Nitza Geri
Aim/Purpose: Contemporary organizations and business models challenge traditional performance measures. Some of these measures may not be relevant, and all of them may not be appropriate for measuring some of the critical factors that organizations should focus on in the current business environment.

Background: This research-in-progress examines the relevance of traditional performance mea ...
performance measurement, management accounting, Theory of Constraints (TOC), attention economy, cost accounting, value creation, financial statement analysis
129 - 130

Michael Jones, Yoke Berry, Irit Alony
Aim/Purpose: In many OECD countries, emergency response relies on volunteers, and while emergency incidents are increasing, volunteer numbers are declining. Volunteer turnover occurs at various stages of the volunteering life cycle (i.e., recruitment, training, socialisation, performance, and retirement), the socialisation stage has the greatest impact on organisations, as it occurs after the allo ...
volunteer retention, volunteer turnover, volunteering life cycle, socialisation, grounded theory
127 - 128

Christine M Cunningham
Aim/Purpose: This paper addressed the topics of sustainable agronomy, aquaculture, hydroponics and soil monitoring methods that show how to move towards a repairing mode and bioremediation in many locations across the globe.

Background: Sixty percent of the world’s major terrestrial ecosystems are being degraded; the human ecological footprint is spreading across the globe. The major human impact ...
biotechnology, agbiotech, bio monitoring, sustainable urban & rural farming methods, hydroponics, aquaponics, endemic & keystone species, biodiversity, Biomonapp, sustainable corporate responsibility, CEA, RAS, emerging technologies, eco-friendly, phytoremediation, green biochemistry
103 - 126

Helen Emasealu, Susan Nnadozie Umeozor
Aim/Purpose: This paper, explored features of popular social media in promoting research activities for successful integration of information services on social media platforms.

Background: Leisure, in the early days, was more aligned with reading and research activities and enjoyed a long term monopoly until the advent of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The society milieu is n ...
social media, communication, networking, librarians, research and academic activities
89 - 101

Dennis Kira, Fassil Nebebe, Raafat George Saadé
Aim/Purpose: To investigate anxiety in online courses and its relationship with overall online courses satisfaction as it may vary with online courses experience.

Background: Delivering online courses in higher education institutions continue to increase. Anxieties seem to be persistent. Although there are many technology and internet related anxieties studies, online courses anxieties are relati ...
anxiety, eLearning, satisfaction, online, experience
79 - 88

Andrew J. Zaliwski, Karishma Kelsey
Aim/Purpose: In our previous paper, we have proposed a methodology to deliver an applied business course to the multicultural audience having in mind embedding into the course cultural sensitivity and create a safe place for multicultural students to use own cultural metaphors in a learning place. We have proposed a fusion of ancient storytelling tradition creating an overall context for the teach ...
digital inclusion, case teaching, visual knowledge transfer, visualization of busi-ness thinking
65 - 78

N Bruce Walton
Aim/Purpose: Explore the benefits of participating in competitive endurance sports. Beyond the obvious health and social benefits, endurance competitions offer significant psycho/social growth that translates into more a more effective professional life.

Background: Utilizes triadic agentic theory to explain the transference of learning from di-vergent experiences.

Methodology: Mixed method usi ...
endurance, competition, agentic learning, work engagement, problem focused coping, emotion focused coping
55 - 64

Ruti Gafni, Nim Dvir
Aim/Purpose: This paper describes an empirical investigation on how consumer behavior is influenced by the volume of content on a commercial landing page -- a stand-alone web page designed to collect user data (in this case the user’s e-mail address), a behavior called “conversion.”

Background: Content is a term commonly used to describe the information made available by a website or other elect ...
content, landing pages, content strategy, impression-management, decision-making, human-computer interaction, engagement, ‎a/b testing, ‎e-commerce, ‎marketing
35 - 53

Rimvydas Skyrius, Svetlana Nemitko
Aim/Purpose: This paper attempts an inquiry into some Business intelligence (BI) implementation challenges related to human factors, and uses empirical survey data to test how the required BI coverage relates to perceived level of BI culture through such important human factors in BI as information sharing.

Background: Business intelligence adoption already has a formidable body of experience, ye ...
business intelligence, business intelligence culture, information and insight sharing
21 - 34

Jorge Pérez, Meg Coffin Murray
Aim/Purpose: This paper introduces DigLit Score, an indicator of the extent to which educational institutions identify, assess, and amplify student digital literacy.

Background: Digital literacy has garnered considerable attention of late among scholars, leaders, and journalists. Nonetheless, institutions of higher education have been slow to define, assess, and amplify digital literacy on par wi ...
digital literacy, technology, curriculum, assessment, student learning
13 - 20

Ashish K Das, Quynh Thi Nguyen, An Nguyen, Susan Thomas
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to provide a description of how flipped classroom was designed in the Business Computing (BC) course in order to adapt with the changes in the Vietnamese students’ learning needs, as well as social and technological developments that disrupt student’ behaviours and living styles.

Background: The flipped classroom (FC) model is widely implemented, especially in the Eng ...
flipped classroom, learning styles, design thinking and student centric learning
1 - 11

Eli Cohen
Table of Contents: Proceedings of the 2017 InSITE Conference
proceedings, InSITE, conference, informing science, IT education
.i - iii


          Book Review of “Technology vs. Ecology” by Robert A. Schultz [Abstract]

          Robert Allen Schultz

          Aim/Purpose: To provide a summary of Technology vs. Ecology, especially outlining how a "wild animal" (aka hunter-gatherer) became the putative "master of the world"

          Background: Schultz is Professor Emeritus of Information Technology and has published numerous books and articles on: ethics and IT; ecology and IT; and database design


          Methodology: Standard research techniques utilizing material ...

          modern technology, human development, human space, reverse temporalization, origin scenario

            147 - 148

            2018 Vol. 15 Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology

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