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A Case Library for Teaching Usability Engineering: Design Rationale, Development, and Classroom Experience
Journal on Educational Resources in Computing Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2005)
Case studies of professional software development practices describe how real (or realistic) projects are planned and executed. Cases provide engaging models of the activities and materials of software development to students and other novice...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2127–2131
Due to increasing access to internet in the schools as well as homes of school teachers, information technology is breaking down the barriers of time and space. This heralds a great opportunity for teachers to overcome their traditional isolation...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1283–1290
This paper reports on findings from a qualitative research study that investigated the professional development practices of public high school teachers as they learn how to use information technology. In this study, the Activity Theory framework...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 8, No. 3 (2005) pp. 162–175
In many organizations, collaborating with peers, sharing resources, and codifying know-how are not typical facets of work activity. For such organizations, knowledge management support must help people identify and orient to opportunities for...
Making use visible: an activity oriented study of information technology use among high school teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3067–3074
Abstract: This article reports on findings from a qualitative research study that investigated the use of information technology among high school teachers. In this particular paper the focus is on teachers’ activities outside of the classroom. This ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2390–2397
Abstract: The dawn of computer networks have brought forth extensive experimentation in bring-ing together otherwise isolated communities of practice across geographic boundaries. Although teachers in a school are co-located they are traditionally...
Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 49, No. 9 (1998) pp. 776–91
With respect to the design of cooperative systems, issues related to the fundamental communication channels, sociotechnical factors, and task characteristics associated with collaborative work situations are reviewed. Research strategies...
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (March 2009)
Information technology teams are often partially distributed teams (PDTs). A PDT consists of two or more subteams that are separated geographically. This article describes research focused on the use of PDTs to engage students in "real world" IT...
Orientation of Undergraduates toward Careers in the Computer and Information Sciences: Gender, Self-Efficacy and Social Support
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (October 2011)
Researchers have been working to understand the factors that may be contributing to low rates of participation by women and other minorities in the computer and information sciences (CIS). We describe a multivariate investigation of male and female...
Computers & Education Vol. 28, No. 2 (1997) pp. 79–91
Distance learning applications can now make use of networked computers to transmit and display video, audio, and graphics. However, desktop video conferencing systems (DVC) often display degraded images due to bandwidth restrictions and computer...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 4 (2009) pp. 87–97
We describe our work on seeding and building a developmental learning community for recruiting and retaining women in educational programs and careers related to computing and information science (CIS). Our approach is explicitly participatory: we...
A Room with a View [and] Cultural Analysis and What Designers Need To Know--A Case of Sometimes Too Much, Sometimes Too Little, and Always Too Late [and] Synthesizing Diverse Perspectives [and] Make Room for Ethnography in Design!
Journal of Computer Documentation Vol. 22, No. 1 (1998) pp. 11–30
Four articles respond to the Bader and Nyce position that it is unlikely cultural analysis will become a routine tool for information systems developers with these arguments: ethnographic work can aid software development; the problem lies with...
John M. Carroll; Mary Beth Rosson; Philip L. Isenhour; Christina Van Metre; Wendy A. Schafer; Craig H. Ganoe
Internet Research Vol. 11, No. 1 (2001) pp. 65–73
Explains MOOsburg, a community-oriented MOO that models the geography of the town of Blacksburg, Virginia and is designed to be used by local residents. Highlights include the software architecture; client-server communication; spatial database;...