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International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE) Volume 11, Issue 4

Book Description

Ask any teacher at any level of education – technology engages learners and animates their imagination. Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting difference. Indeed, technology, for many, is the most important new teaching strategy and learning style introduced in the past 50 years. Yet, the discipline is woefully lax in quantifiable and qualitative validation of successful learning outcomes. Learners with basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic master those skills better and faster with technology; yet the research is not there to defend how much better or how much faster these skills are acquired. Technology offers educators a way to adapt instruction to the needs of more diverse learners; still, such successes are not generalized across populations or content areas. Learners use technology to acquire and organize information evidence to obtain a higher level of comprehension; but we are not sure why. The purpose of the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE) is to grow this body of research, propose new applications of technology for teaching and learning, and document those practices that contribute irrefutable verification of information technology education as a discipline.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • The Role of Gender on Student Success
  • Chinese Open Universities: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Pilot Study on the Feasibility and Indicator Effects of Collaborative Online Projects on Science Learning for English Learners
  • Beyond Concern: K-12 Faculty and Staff's Perspectives on Privacy Topics and Cybersafety
  • Science Students' Use of the Internet for Learning in Higher Institutions in Osun State, Nigeria
  • School Stakeholders' Experience with Navigating ICT Policy Reforms in Singapore
  • Electronic Booklet: School–Family Collaboration in Digital Environments

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. The Role of Gender on Student Success
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DATA COLLECTION
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    9. REFERENCES
  5. Chinese Open Universities:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. REFERENCES
  6. Pilot Study on the Feasibility and Indicator Effects of Collaborative Online Projects on Science Learning for English Learners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PILOT DESCRIPTION
    4. A PILOT IMPLEMENTATION STUDY
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  7. Beyond Concern:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. FINDINGS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  8. Science Students' Use of the Internet for Learning in Higher Institutions in Osun State, Nigeria
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
    4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    7. SUMMARY
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. REFERENCES
  9. School Stakeholders' Experience with Navigating ICT Policy Reforms in Singapore
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW: STAKEHOLDERS SENSE-MAKING IN SINGAPORE SCHOOLS
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS FROM THE EXPLORATORY STUDY: TEACHERS AND LEADERS
    6. DISCUSSION: SENSE-MAKING IN THE MIDST OF POLICY CHANGE
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  10. Electronic Booklet:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMMUNICATION PROCESS BETWEEN THE FAMILY AND THE SCHOOL
    4. INVESTIGATION METHODOLOGY
    5. JUSTIFYING THE NEED FOR AN ELECTRONIC BOOKLET
    6. ELECTRONIC BOOKLET PROTOTYPE
    7. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE EB PROTOTYPE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  11. Call For Articles