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McGuinness, Claire; Fulton, Crystal – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: This paper reports on a case study project which had three goals; to develop a suite of original interactive digital skills e-tutorials to be embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate courses; to evaluate the students' experience and engagement with the e-tutorials over one semester; and to explore their general attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Creativity, Undergraduate Students
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Jegede, Philip Olu; Olajubu, Emmanuel Ajayi; Ejidokun, Adekunle Olugbenga; Elesemoyo, Isaac Oluwafemi – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: The study examined types of errors made by novice programmers in different Java concepts with students of different ability levels in programming as well as the perceived causes of such errors. Background: To improve code writing and debugging skills, efforts have been made to taxonomize programming errors and their causes. However,…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Low Achievement, High Achievement
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Nuhoglu-Kibar, Pinar; Sullivan, Kevin; Akkoyunlu, Buket – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of this study was modeling a collaborative process for knowledge visualization, via the creation of infographics. Background: As an effective method for visualizing complex information, creating infographics requires learners to generate and cultivate a deep knowledge of content and enables them to concisely visualize and…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Design, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Kam, Hwee-Joo; Katerattanakul, Pairin – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: In this study, the researchers investigated whether the out-of-class learning approach could help the students to attain any valuable learning outcomes for cybersecurity learning and could enhance the perceived value of cybersecurity education among the students. Background: Cybersecurity learning poses challenges for its students to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Computer Security, Information Security
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna; Argaman, Osnat – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: The current study examines the impact of an intervention program to train teachers to collaborate with their students while creating digital games. Background: Teachers seem unable to leverage the potential of ICT to present students with a rich learning environment. ICT integration is usually at a relatively simple and concrete level…
Descriptors: Intervention, Training, Cooperation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bers, Marina Umaschi; Sullivan, Amanda – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to explore whether having state Computer Science standards in place will increase young children's exposure to coding and powerful ideas from computer science in the early years. Background: Computer science education in the K-2 educational segment is receiving a growing amount of attention as national and state…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Computer Software
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Esteve-Mon, Francesc M.; Adell-Segura, Jordi; Llopis Nebot, María Ángeles; Valdeolivas Novella, Gracia; Pacheco Aparicio, Julio – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: This research aims to describe and demonstrate the results of an intervention through educational robotics to improve the computational thinking of student teachers. Background: Educational robotics has been increasing in school classrooms for the development of computational thinking and digital competence. However, there is a lack…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Robotics
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Robson, Daphne; Basse, Britta – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: To identify positive and negative aspects for learning of interactive tablet technology learning activities that promote student engagement and learning. Background: Engaging students in mathematics classes is an on-going challenge for teachers. In 2008 we were offered the opportunity to run interactive activities with a class set of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction
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Luo, Tian – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the variations in student participation patterns across different types of instructional activities, learning modes, and with different instructional guidance approaches. In the current study, different variables, modes of learning (guided versus unguided), and types of guidance (social versus cognitive) were…
Descriptors: Social Media, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Strawhacker, Amanda; Sullivan, Amanda; Verish, Clarissa; Bers, Marina Umaschi; Shaer, Orit – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: Bioengineering is a burgeoning interdisciplinary learning domain that could inspire the imaginations of elementary aged children but is not traditionally taught to this age group for reasons unrelated to student ability. This pilot study presents the BacToMars videogame and accompanying curricular intervention, designed to introduce…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Interests, Biology, Engineering
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Rueda, Christian Jonathan Angel; Godínes, Juan Carlos Valdés; Rudman, Paul Douglas – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This paper provides a general-purpose categorization scheme for assessing the utility of new and emerging three-dimensional interactive digital environments (3D-IDEs), along with specific pedagogic approaches that are known to work. It argues for the use of 3D-IDEs on the basis of their ludic appeal and ability to provide intrinsic…
Descriptors: Affordances, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms
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Harden, Gina; Crocker, Robert M.; Noe, Kelly – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: The dynamic nature of the information systems (IS) field presents educators with the perpetual challenge of keeping course offerings current and relevant. This paper describes the process at a College of Business (COB) to redesign the introductory IS course to better prepare students for advanced business classes and equip them with…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Information Systems, Computer Science, Schools of Education
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Vicente, Aileen Joan; Tan, Tiffany Adelaine; Yu, Alvin Ray – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This study was aimed at enhancing students' learning of software engineering methods. A collaboration between the Computer Science, Business Management, and Product Design programs was formed to work on actual projects with real clients. This interdisciplinary form of collaboration simulates the realities of a diverse Software…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Business Administration Education
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Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina Umaschi – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this paper is to examine whether having female robotics teachers positively impacts girls' performance on programming and robotics tasks Background: Women continue to be underrepresented in the technical STEM fields such as engineering and computer science. New programs and initiatives are needed to engage girls in STEM…
Descriptors: Females, Robotics, STEM Education, Academic Achievement
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Jeske, Heimo J.; Lall, Manoj; Kogeda, Okuthe P. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this article is to develop a tool to detect plagiarism in real time amongst students being evaluated for learning in a computer-based assessment setting. Background: Cheating or copying all or part of source code of a program is a serious concern to academic institutions. Many academic institutions apply a combination of…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Identification, Computer Software, Computer Assisted Testing
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