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International Journal of Innovation in Education

 

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International Journal of Innovation in Education (3 papers in press)

 

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  • Virtual Reality in Education: A Tool for Learning in the Experience Age   Order a copy of this article
    by Elliot Hu-Au, Joey J. Lee 
    Abstract: Educators face major challenges as a result of the shift from the Information Age to the Experience Age (Wadhera, 2016). For example, students are passive and disengaged (Kapps & Crawford, 2013) and may struggle to see the relevance of what they are learning to their lives (Gee, 2009); also, important skills needed for 21st century learners -- such as empathy, systems thinking, creativity, computational literacy, and abstract reasoning -- are difficult to teach (Smith & Hu, 2013). Virtual reality, an immersive, hands-on tool for learning, can play a unique role in addressing these educational challenges. In this paper, we present examples of how the affordances of virtual reality lead to new opportunities that support learners. We conclude with a discussion of recommendations and next steps.
    Keywords: virtual reality; virtual environments; experience age; education; technology; 21st century skills.

  • Policy-shaping graduate follow-up studies: The case of a program for excellent students in colleges of education   Order a copy of this article
    by Rama Klavir, Judith Goldenberg 
    Abstract: Too often insufficient use is made of findings from research and evaluation studies in educational programs. This article presents the REGEV Program for Excellent Student Teachers as an example of a program that views research as an inseparable part of its development, and employs it to aid the formulation and implementation of policy changes. Two examples are presented in which policy changes were made in the program as a result of findings from eight nationwide graduate follow-up studies. A theoretical model is presented to illustrate the five factors inherent in forming and maintaining a productive relationship between research and policy-making. In this model, policy initiates research, which yields findings and conclusions, and in turn leads to policy changes and additional research, leading to the educational programs development and improvement.
    Keywords: Key words: policy and research; excellence in education; Regev; program for excellent students; graduate studies.

  • Managerial Staff Perceptions on the E-Learning Recommender System: A Case of Saudi Arabia   Order a copy of this article
    by Hadeel Alharbi, Kamaljeet Sandhu 
    Abstract: This paper explores the managerial staff perceptions on the factors affecting the acceptance and continuance usage of e-learning recommender system in Saudi Arabia on the basis of a qualitative data that were collected using the case study methodology. In this research, the case study design was selected for the qualitative methodology and semi-structured interviews were employed as the data collection method for the case study. The case study is based in a Deanship of a university implementing an e-learning recommender system in Saudi Arabia. We conducted interviews with five management staff and thus qualitative data were collected. Data analysis was performed and NVIVO 10th version software was also utilised. Data were coded and themes were then generated. Findings indicate several factors that affect an e-learning recommender system adoption that include user experience, service quality, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Various suggestions were offered in this study and we also propose practical implications according to the identified insufficiencies.
    Keywords: E-learning; Recommender system; Saudi Arabia; Adoption.