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Journal of Information Technology Education: Research

Jan 01, 2004 Volume 3, Number 1

Editors

Lynn Jeffrey; Christopher Cheong

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 27

  1. Teaching Structured Design of Network Algorithms in Enhanced Versions of SQL

    Bert de Brock, University of Groningen, Netherlands

    From time to time developers of (database) applications will encounter, explicitly or implicitly, structures such as trees, graphs, and networks. Such applications can, for instance, relate to... More

    pp. 1-17

  2. A Comparison of Baccalaureate Programs in Information Technology with Baccalaureate Programs in Computer Science and Information Systems

    Han Reichgelt, Georgia Southern University, United States; Barry M. Lunt, Brigham Young University, United States; Tina Ashford, Macon State College, United States; Andy Phelps, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States; Erick Slazinski, Purdue University, United States; Cheryl Willis, University of Houston, United States

    A number of universities have recently started to add baccalaureate programs in Information Technology (IT) to their existing programs in Computer Science (CS) and (Management) Information Systems ... More

    pp. 19-34

  3. Redesigning the Traditional Business Gaming Process – Aiming to Capture Business Process Authenticity

    Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland

    The constantly changing business environment has forced many organizations to move away from focusing on individual tasks and functions to focusing on more integrated and coordinated ways of work. ... More

    pp. 35-52

  4. Redesigning the Traditional Business Gaming Process – Aiming to Capture Business Process Authenticity

    Timo Lainema

    pp. 35-52

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  5. An Agent System to Support Student Teams Working Online

    Janice Whatley, University of Salford, United Kingdom

    Online learning is now a reality, with distributed learning and blended learning becoming more widely used in Higher Education. Novel ways in which undergraduate and postgraduate learning material ... More

    pp. 53-63

  6. Designing Online Information Systems for Portfolio-Based Assessment: Design Criteria and Heuristics

    Terence Love, Curtin University, Australia; Trudi Cooper, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    This paper outlines the main findings of research about online portfolio information systems. This research focused on the educational integrity of these educational systems and the maximisation of... More

    pp. 65-81

  7. Using a “Socio-Cultural" Approach in Teaching Information Technology to African American Students with Academic Difficulties

    Cameron Seay, Georgia State University, United States

    There continues to be a severe under-representation of African Americans in the fields of information technology (IT) and computer science. The author contends that this is attributable, at least... More

    pp. 83-102

  8. Using a “Socio-Cultural" Approach in Teaching Information Technology to African American Students with Academic Difficulties

    Cameron Seay

    pp. 83-102

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  9. An Exploration of Dualisms in Female Perceptions of IT Work

    Liisa von Hellens, Sue H. Nielsen & Jenine Beekhuyzen, Griffith University, Australia

    This paper explores the way women perceive and talk about the nature of their work, in the context of the declining participation of women in the Information Technology (IT) industry. The study is ... More

    pp. 103-116

  10. Advancing the IS Curricula: The Identification of Important Communication Skills Needed by IS Staff during Systems Development

    Ruth A. Miller & Donna W. Luse, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, United States

    Although research indicates communication is important among information systems (IS) staff, users, and managers to ensure successful development projects, the ineffective communication skills of... More

    pp. 117-131

  11. Secondary School Business Educators’ Perceptions of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed by Information Systems Majors Relative to Other Business Majors

    Kevin Berry, Bradley University, United States; David O’Bryan & Maeve Cummings, Pittsburg State University, United States

    The demand for information technology (IT) or information systems (IS) personnel remains strong, despite the cyclical downturn in the technology industry. The field continues to offer good salaries... More

    pp. 133-142

  12. Secondary School Business Educators’ Perceptions of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed by Information Systems Majors Relative to Other Business Majors

    Kevin Berry, David O\u2019bryan & Maeve Cummings

    pp. 133-142

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  13. Ways of Experiencing the Act of Learning to Program: A Phenomenographic Study of Introductory Programming Students at University

    Christine Bruce, Lawrence Buckingham, John Hynd, Camille McMahon, Mike Roggenkamp & Ian Stoodley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    The research reported here investigates variation in first year university students’ early experiences of learning to program, with a particular focus on revealing differences in how they go about ... More

    pp. 145-160

  14. The Alignment of Software Testing Skills of IS Students with Industry Practices – A South African Perspective

    Elsje Scott, Alexander Zadirov, Sean Feinberg & Ruwanga Jayakody, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Software testing is a crucial component in the development of good quality systems in industry. For this reason it was considered important to investigate the extent to which the Information... More

    pp. 161-172

  15. The Alignment of Software Testing Skills of IS Students with Industry Practices – A South African Perspective

    Elsje Scott, Alexander Zadirov, Sean Feinberg & Ruwanga Jayakody

    pp. 161-172

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  16. Enhancing Student Performance in Online Learning and Traditional Face-to-Face Class Delivery

    Mark Stansfield, Evelyn McLellan & Thomas Connolly, University of Paisley, United Kingdom

    Within many educational institutions across the world, the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses is facilitated by online learning technologies. The development and transformation of... More

    pp. 173-188

  17. Teaching Network Security in a Virtual Learning Environment

    Laura Bergstrom, Kaj J. Grahn, Krister Karlstrom, Göran Pulkkis & Peik Åström, Arcada Polytechnic, Finland

    This article presents a virtual course with the topic network security. The course has been produced by Arcada Polytechnic as a part of the production team Computer Networks, Telecommunication and ... More

    pp. 189-217

  18. Approximate Degrees of Similarity between a User’s Knowledge and the Tutorial Systems’ Knowledge Base

    Namdar Mogharreban, Southern Illinois University, United States

    A typical tutorial system functions by means of interaction between four components: the expert knowledge base component, the inference engine component, the learner's knowledge component and the... More

    pp. 219-226

  19. Approximate Degrees of Similarity between a User’s Knowledge and the Tutorial Systems’ Knowledge Base

    Namdar Mogharreban

    pp. 219-226

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  20. Studying Computer Science in a Multidisciplinary Degree Programme: Freshman Students’ Orientation, Knowledge, and Background

    Karlheinz Kautz & Uffe Kofoed, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    Teachers at universities are facing an increasing disparity in students’ prior IT knowledge and, at the same time, experience a growing disengagement of the students with regard to involvement in... More

    pp. 227-244