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International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE) Volume 12, Issue 3

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:

  • Effects of Web-based Cognitive Apprenticeship and Time Management on the Development of Computing Skills in Cloud Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Approach
  • Learning Outcomes and Affective Factors of Blended Learning of English for Library Science
  • An Investigation into Chinese College English Teachers' Beliefs of Students' Web-based Informal Language Learning
  • Improving K-12 Online Learning: Information Literacy Skills for Teacher Candidates
  • The Use of Virtual Worlds for Developing Intercultural Competences
  • Pedagogical Agent Gestures to Improve Learner Comprehension of Abstract Concepts in Hints
  • The Impact of an Online Homework Management System on Student Performance and Course Satisfaction in Introductory Financial Accounting

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Effects of Web-based Cognitive Apprenticeship and Time Management on the Development of Computing Skills in Cloud Classroom:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE EMPIRICAL STUDY
    4. 3. RESULTS
    5. 4. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  5. Learning Outcomes and Affective Factors of Blended Learning of English for Library Science
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODS
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
  6. An Investigation into Chinese College English Teachers' Beliefs of Students' Web-based Informal Language Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEGDMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  7. Improving K-12 Online Learning:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. REFERENCES
  8. The Use of Virtual Worlds for Developing Intercultural Competences
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
    4. Method
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND FINAL REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
  9. Pedagogical Agent Gestures to Improve Learner Comprehension of Abstract Concepts in Hints
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OVERVIEW OF THE PRESENT STUDY
    4. PILOT STUDY
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  10. The Impact of an Online Homework Management System on Student Performance and Course Satisfaction in Introductory Financial Accounting
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  11. Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education:
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SUMMARY
  12. Call For Articles