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Published on Oct 28, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Ali Kemal Çelik4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Atatürk University),
Abdulkerim Karaaslan1
Estimated H-index: 1
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine predictors of social network services use among college students at two Turkish universities, with particular emphasis on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. Design/methodology/approach – A written questionnaire was administered to 822 college students from various faculties. The data obtained from the corresponding questionnaire were analyzed using ordered logit analysis and four different models were independently estimated with res...
Published on Oct 28, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Wu He22
Estimated H-index: 22
(ODU: Old Dominion University),
Silvana M. R. Watson9
Estimated H-index: 9
(ODU: Old Dominion University)
Purpose – To improve the quality of field experience, support field experience cooperation and streamline field experience management, the purpose of this paper is to describe the experience in using Activity Theory to design and develop a web-based field experience tracking system for a special education program. Design/methodology/approach – The authors used Activity Theory to design and develop a web-based field experience tracking system for a special education program. An in-depth evaluatio...
Published on Oct 28, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Chwee Beng Lee12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Western Sydney),
Keck Voon Ling19
Estimated H-index: 19
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University)
+ 3 AuthorsDerwin Chew1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to argue for the need to develop pre-service teachers’ problem solving ability, in particular, in the context of real-world complex problems. Design/methodology/approach – To argue for the need to develop pre-service teachers’ problem solving skills, the authors describe a web-based problem representation system that is embedded with levels of scaffolding to support the claim. Findings – The authors’ conceptualisation of this cloud-based environment is also...
Published on Oct 28, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
P Sivaprakasam1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
G Thangamani1
Estimated H-index: 1
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G Anand1
Estimated H-index: 1
Purpose – Cloud Computing (CC) technology is getting implemented rapidly in the educational sector to improve learning, research and other administrative process. As evident from the literature review, most of these implementations are happening in the western countries such as USA, UK, while the level of implementation of CC in developing countries such as India is rare. Moreover, implementing CC technology in the educational sector require various decisions to be made by the managers of the In...
Published on Jul 29, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Ling Xu (BNU: Beijing Normal University), Jingjing Zhang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(BNU: Beijing Normal University),
Qinhua Zheng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(BNU: Beijing Normal University)
Purpose – After the official definition of Open Educational Resources (OER) at the Forum on Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries in 2002, the concept was soon introduced to China and popularised among scholars, practitioners, and educators. After ten years of proliferation, it is important to explore the landscape of Chinese OER research. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts social network analysis (SNA) to analyse the ne...
Published on Jul 29, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Evangeline Marlos Varonis7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Akron)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss benefits of and barriers to online learning and describe utilization of the Quality Matters (QM) peer review process as a method to assure the quality of online courses. It outlines the QM higher education rubric, explains how the collaborative QM peer review process facilitates online course design and certification, reports on the development of a statewide consortium in Ohio, and explores future directions in online courses. Design/methodology...
Published on Jul 29, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Carolyn Woodley5
Estimated H-index: 5
(VU: Victoria University, Australia),
Sean Fagan1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Sue Marshall1
Estimated H-index: 1
(VU: Victoria University, Australia)
Purpose – Aboriginal communities in Australia must have mapping information and technology to effectively and independently administer their land holdings and to define, evidence and thus protect their community and cultural identity. The purpose of this paper is to report on a pilot project that developed a customisable education programme to support Indigenous communities in the uptake of spatial mapping technologies to protect and manage cultural heritage in Victoria, Australia. Design/method...
Published on Jul 29, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Stephen C. Brown8
Estimated H-index: 8
(DMU: De Montfort University)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to qualitatively describe an attempt to enhance curriculum design and delivery processes in universities through the development and introduction of new information systems and procedures. Design/methodology/approach – The author examines the experiences of five out of the total 27 institutions involved in the UK JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery programme as they attempted to implement campus-wide changes. Findings – Common themes that emerged across all...
Published on Jul 29, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Steven Wdowik2
Estimated H-index: 2
(VU: Victoria University, Australia)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to create a synchronous online learning community through the use of Blackboard Collaborate! to promote and enhance transactional engagement outside the classroom. Design/methodology/approach – This paper employs a quantitative and qualitative approach where data were sourced from a third year finance unit across one semester using a survey instrument. SPSS v20 was used to perform basic descriptive analysis. Findings – The study revealed that by providing a...
Published on Jul 29, 2014in Campus-wide Information Systems
Tor Söderström5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Umeå University),
Jan Åström4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Umeå University)
+ 1 AuthorsRon Bowles4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Justice Institute of British Columbia)
The article reports progress concerning the design of a computer-assisted simulation training (CAST) platform for developing decision-making skills in police students. The overarching aim is to outline a theoretical framework for the design of computer-assisted simulation training to facilitate police students’ development of search techniques in complex interactions within the built environment, learning to apply and perform the five “quick peek” techniques for information gathering and subsequ...
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