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International Journal of Innovation in Education

International Journal of Innovation in Education (IJIIE)

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International Journal of Innovation in Education (4 papers in press)

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  • Development of a Competency-Framework for MBA Students: A case of Tier-II & Tier-III Institutions of North Karnataka   Order a copy of this article
    by Jayanti Belur, Shivashankaragouda Patil 
    Abstract: This research develops a Competency Framework for MBA Students of Tier-II & Tier-III institutions of India, specific to the North Karnataka region. In an Outcome-Based Education (OBE) system, Performance Indicators assess student Competencies and lead to the attainment of Program Outcomes. The reviewed literature listed about 137 Competencies for MBA students. Based on the frequency, 48 Competencies were extracted and categorized into 4 dimensions using the Hogan Competency Model. Further, 25 essential competencies were obtained out of 48 based on the ranks given by the industry and academia for the students of the territory under consideration. The Di-graph of Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) depicts the relationship between Dimensions and Competencies within the Dimensions. The authors recommend the proposed Competency Framework to identify the essential Competencies for Curriculum Development, Delivery, and Assessment of the selected MBA programs for the study.
    Keywords: competency-framework; MBA program; interpretive structural modeling.

  • Visual Attention in Mathematics Classroom: Use of eye-glass cameras   Order a copy of this article
    by Holly Heshmati, Danyal Farsani 
    Abstract: Engaging with students and building rapport is critical for teachers in order to teach classes, communicate core concepts and emotionally connect with their students. This paper reports on a study that was conducted in a primary school in Santiago, Chile where a sample of 6 selected students (3 boys and 3 girls) wore a mini video camera mounted on eyeglasses in their Mathematics and English lessons. Using google images, frames from the recordings where the classroom teacher appeared in the students visual field were captured automatically and objectively. The results show that there was a difference in visual engagement of boys and girls at different times of the lesson. Additionally, boys and girls displayed different patterns of visual engagement in their Mathematics and English lessons. Participants paid significantly more attention in their Mathematics lessons compared to their English lessons.
    Keywords: Visual attention; Engagement; Classroom interaction; nonverbal communication; eye gaze.

  • Examining the Effectiveness of Conducting Informational Interviews toward Contextualizing Topics in Business Education   Order a copy of this article
    by Esmail Mohebbi 
    Abstract: This paper examines the effectiveness of utilizing structured informational interviews in a business management course to enhance students’ ability to contextualize and articulate the utility of the concepts and techniques covered in the course within the broader framework of managerial functions in practical settings. A comparative performance study of two groups of students is used to illustrate the viability of utilizing informational interviews as an experiential instructional tool to achieve the desired learning outcome. The paper also looks at students’ perceptions of informational interviews and their impact on their learning experience.
    Keywords: business education; knowledge conceptualization; experiential learning; instructional methods; informational interviewing.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2022.10046957
     
  • Analyzing Collegiate Academic Mentorship Program on Persistence, Leadership Development, and Academic Achievement of Underrepresented Populations at West Point   Order a copy of this article
    by Deborah McDonald, Kenneth McDonald, Erin Williams 
    Abstract: Mentorship has been associated with increased retention, improvement of human capital and leader development. Leadership development is another attribute that has been associated with retention and success, but there is a dearth of literature pertaining to academic mentorship programs and leadership growth in college. An Excel Scholars Program (ESP) at West Point is designed to promote personal and professional growth in high-performing cadets from underrepresented minority groups. The ESP uses mentoring to encourage students to strive for higher achievement and successfully compete for post graduate scholarships. This study investigated the ESP mentorship influence on academic achievement, retention and leadership development of underrepresented minority students. Results indicate that mentorship, through the ESP, is positively correlated with academic achievement. Some evidence is found of a correlation between participation in the ESP and improved graduation rates. The results show no evidence of a relationship between this mentoring program and leadership development.
    Keywords: Excel Scholars Program; graduation rates; leadership; leadership development; mentorship; mentor; post graduate scholarships; underrepresented minorities; United States Military Academy; West Point.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2022.10047373