International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79

IJSTER Articles

User awareness towards using information and communication technology (ICT) in government arts and Science Colleges in Southern Tamil Nadu: An analytical study

May 2011

  In India, the need for reforms in education by harnessing Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly being accepted as essential by universities and cultural organizations across India. The National Policy for ICT in education, under formulation, highlights the need to integrate ICT as a subject in the curriculum as well as to strengthen the overall teaching and learning process. Open...

Author(s):   S. Thanuskodi

Using the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) in the teaching of entrepreneurial skills

April 2011

  This study examined the relationships between students' personality styles and their intentions to become an entrepreneur, after completing a course in entrepreneurship education. Results indicated that, the majority of the students were extroverted, intuitive, thinking-judging, (ENTJ); introverted-sensing, thinking-judging (ISTJ); extraverted-sensing, feeling-judging (ESFJ) or extroverted-sensing,...

Author(s): Kiumars Zarafshani, Lida Sharafi and Somayeh Rajabi

The integration of sexuality education in secondary school Biology curriculum for sustainable development: Teachers perception

April 2011

  The full participation and integration of adolescent boys and girls in secondary schools require proper management of their sexual and reproductive lives. This can be achieved through education, which remains virtually the only vaccine currently available for warding off risks of sexual infection. Three research questions guided the formulation of 30 item questionnaire. One hundred and two teachers from...

Author(s): Iwu R. U., Onoja A. I., Ijioma B. C., Ngumah M. O. and Egeruoh A. S.

Lateness: A major problem confronting school administrators in Delta State, Nigeria

April 2011

  This paper is a review on lateness in public schools, which has posed a major problem to school administrators in Delta State, Nigeria; especially at the primary and secondary school levels. The author delimited his focus on students, staff and supporting staff in the school system. The salient point is that, lateness to schools plagues school administrators, bringing about inefficiencies at work by way of...

Author(s): E. D. Nakpodia and F. K. Dafiaghor

The use of information and communication technologies in Nigerian Baptist churches

March 2011

  The purpose of the study was to investigate the information and communication technologies (ICT) resources in use in these churches and the constraints being experienced in the use of these resources. The study adopted a descriptive survey method through random sampling of respondents. The respondents were sampled during the 2010 ministers Conference of The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. A...

Author(s):   Ngozi Blessing Ossai-Ugbah

The influence of WebQuest learning in teaching of sexually transmitted diseases in adult education and training

March 2011

  The present study describes an experience that involved the development of a long lasting WebQuest in an adult education and training course, from the secondary education level, on the theme “Sexually Transmitted Diseases”. A case study was developed with the purpose of verifying if the WebQuest foments the trainees’ motivation and commitment towards learning and if it facilitates the...

Author(s): Marta Barroso and Clara Coutinho

Prediction of the problems, user-satisfaction and prospects of e-learning in HEIs of KPK, Pakistan

February 2011

  The research reveals that whatever is the perception and theory of a user about the ICTs and e-Learning environment, the same is reflected through his/her attitude toward using educational technologies for teaching and learning purposes. This study is about the measurement of relationships between the predictors (perceptions about educational technologies and the development and use practices) and the...

Author(s): Qamar Afaq Qureshi, Allah Nawaz and Najeebullah Khan

Analysis of dexterous finger movement for piano education using motion capture system

February 2011

  Although finger bones construction of human body is very complex and difficult to measure but it is necessary to measure the dexterous finger movement of a pianist for piano playing. This paper has measured the finger movements with six degrees of freedom of an expert pianist, using a magnetic motion capture system by which it is possible to measure any type of finger movements during their activities. From...

Author(s): Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Kazutaka Mitobe, Masafumi Suzuki, Chihiro Takano and Noboru Yoshimura

Revisiting higher education data analysis: A Bayesian perspective

February 2011

  There has been an increasing interest by the educationists and policy makers alike on the delivery and working of educational system at all levels.  Despite the extensive attention devoted to the empirical analysis of the data, most of the statistical techniques used in evaluating the data do not take account the qualitative nature of the data. The solicitation of expert’s opinion and dealing with...

Author(s): M. Subbiah, M. R. Srinivasan and S. Shanthi

Using the English placement test (EPT) for proficiency assessment in Sana’a community college, Yemen

January 2011

  The research reported in this paper is to provide practical advice for those taking the English placement test (EPT) into Sana’a community college (SCC) and to report on one means to meet the applicant’s needs after failing in the English college admission test (ECAT). SCC has an open-door enrollment policy that conflicts with the failure of the new applicants in passing ECAT. This study...

Author(s): M. Najib Ghafar, New Kuwi Hoi and Samah Ali Mohsen Mofreh

Using culturally-based analogical concepts in teaching secondary school science: Model of a lesson plan

January 2011

  The paper traces the ever increasing list of concepts science students perceive as difficult to use inadequate techniques by teachers in presenting the concepts in classroom situations. This is despite the attempts by science teachers in using systematic analogical teaching strategies to clarify concepts. The authors blame this failure on the use of analogies drawn from divergent cultural milieus and thus...

Author(s): Ijioma Blessing Chima and Onwukwe Ernest Onyebuchi

Cluster of heterogeneous computers: Using mobile agents for improving load balance

December 2010

  Due to the increasing interest to achieve high performance computing using cluster, which consists of heterogeneous workstations and/or personal computers (PCs) connected via a fast network. Usually programming such systems is done by applying message-passing libraries like MPI. Due to the lack of a load balancing facility, it is quite possible to overload machines on the network with tasks, and lead parallel...

Author(s): Mohammed A. M. Ibrahim

Swarm intelligence based approach for routing in mobile Ad Hoc networks

December 2010

  Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are built up of a collection of mobile nodes which have no fixed infrastructure. The nodes communicate through wireless network and there is no central control. Routing is the task of directing data packets from a source node to a given destination. This task is particularly complex due to the dynamic topology, limited process and storing capability, bandwidth constraints and...

Author(s): Rajeshwar Singh, D. K. Singh and Lalan Kumar

A comparative study of problem-based and lecture-based learning in secondary school students’ motivation to learn science

November 2010

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an innovative method involving problem-first learning via work in small group and independent study. With its promises, PBL is gaining popularity in higher institutions. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to compare PBL and lecture-based learning (LBL) in Senior Secondary School (SSS) students’ motivation to learn science. Eight-hundred and ten (810) science SSS II students...

Author(s): Achuonye Keziah A.

What becomes of the learner who uses information and communication technology (ICT)? Case of the students in engineering of Tunis

November 2010

It is evident that it is not easy to determine the multiple components and facets which a learner could have in a classic class situation considering the complexity, the character and diversity of such situations. However, on the basis of a didactic theoretical framework which illustrates the relations between a learner and technologies used in class, we will try to “remodelise” it so that we can set up...

Author(s): Jelmam Yassine

The relationship between students’ participation in school based extracurricular activities and their achievement in physics

November 2010

This study was carried out on the relationship between students’ participation in school based extracurricular activities and their achievement in physics. The samples used for the research work were selected randomly from four senior secondary schools in Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. A total number of two hundred physics students comprising one hundred females and one hundred male students. Three...

Author(s): Sunday A. Adeyemo

High concentration ozone generation in the laboratory for various applications

November 2010

Ozone (O3) the allotrope of oxygen is a powerful disinfectant and oxidant and nature’s agent for cleansing the environment. Ozone present in nature is only of sub-ppm level. In order to have ozone in large quantities, it is inevitable that same is produced artificially in a machine. In our laboratory, we have devised a novel and innovative plasma device for forming ozone in large quantities of thousands of ppm in...

Author(s): T. Vijayan and Jagadish G. Patil

The impact of ICT on students’ study habits. Case study: University of Buea, Cameroon

October 2010

This research aimed at investigating the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on students’ study habits. The research was conducted with two main purposes; Firstly, to investigate students’ familiarity and attitude towards ICTs, and secondly, to examine the possible relationship between students’ use of ICTs and study habits. The results revealed that students have a positive...

Author(s): Tah Babila Mbah

A survey of factors determining the employability of science and technology graduates of polytechnics and universities in the Nigerian labour market

October 2010

Today in Nigeria, many university graduates complain of high levels of unemployment and prospects for employment have worsened over time. Despite some progress made in extending access to higher education for various groups of Nigerians seeking university education, however, the percentage of graduate unemployment has assumed alarming proportions especially for graduates of science and technology. Does the education...

Author(s): S. A. Adeyemo, A. O. Ogunleye, C. O. Oke and S. O. Adenle

Restructuring education, training and human-resource development in the Nigerian construction industry

October 2010

  Investments in manpower development in the construction industry of most developing nations have been the failure of numerous National plans and development strategies adopted by countries and international lending institutions. As a consequence most of these nations are experiencing serious human resources constraints in their construction industry. Clearly the perception and position of government on...

Author(s): N. Aniekwu and C. A. Ozochi

Determinants of rural poverty in Nigeria: Evidence from small holder farmers in South-western, Nigeria

September 2010

  Small farmers are one of the more disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Nigeria. Studies have shown that majority of people living in absolute poverty can be found on small farms with half in this group undernourished. The study examined the determinants of rural poverty in Nigeria. The study uses a probit model on a sample of 500 smallholder farmers to establish factors that influences probability of...

Author(s): T. G. Apata, O. M. Apata, O. A. Igbalajobi and S. M. O. Awoniyi

Effects of HIV/AIDS epidemic and related sicknesses on family and community structures in Nigeria: Evidence of emergence of older care-givers and orphan hoods

September 2010

  The rate of increase in HIV/AIDS is changing family structure wiping out middle generations of adults (breadwinner) leaving the aged and the young ones to take up responsibilities of support and care of their needs. The study examined this prevalence of increase in older carer and under-aged who have taking up responsibilities of meeting needs, in Benue State, Nigeria. The study revealed that about 21.82% of...

Author(s):   T. G. Apata, M. A. Y. Rahji, O. M. Apata, J. O. Ogunrewo and O. A. Igbalajobi

Education leadership in a globalized economy: A Kenyan perspective

September 2010

  The 21st century has ushered in a new revolution in education leadership structures which have become the occasion of less hierarchical - more flattened, more fluid organizations. Today's management and leadership are driven by relationships that make the most of people's knowledge and enabled by networks with improved connectivity. Changing management structures, flatter organizations and new...

Author(s): Laban P. Ayiro and James K. Arap Sang

Primary school teachers’ mastery of primary school mathematics content

August 2010

  The study investigated the level of competences (or mastery) possessed by primary school teachers in primary school Mathematics. The population of the study included all primary school teachers in the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was employed to select 252 primary school teachers from the zone who are involved in the National Teacher’s Institute (NTI) workshops...

Author(s): Godwin Alo Odili and A. Vincent Asuru

Digital literacy: An analysis of the contemporary paradigms

July 2010

  Digital (computer) literacy is the new title for ‘educated’. Both teachers and students have no option but to acquire a level of computer-literacy to catch up with the growing digital societies. Governments and higher education institutions (mHEIs) are making all out efforts by providing e-Learning environments to gain some levels of digital literacy of the masses at large and the...

Author(s): Allah Nawaz and Ghulam Muhammad Kundi

From objectivism to social constructivism: The impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on higher education

July 2010

  Higher education has been on the rollercoaster for the last couple of decades with the advent of the first personal computer in the 1980s and then the Internet in the 1990s and not only explicitly in terms of using innovative digital gadgets, but also implicitly in perceptions about and approaches to e-Learning from behaviorism through cognitive to social constructivism or more specifically, from transmitted...

Author(s): Allah Nawaz and Ghulam Muhammad Kundi

Predictive power of two selection examination scores on Senior School Certificate Examination result of pre-degree science students of Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria

July 2010

  This study examined the predictive power of two selection examination scores on Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) result of pre-degree science students of Benue State University Makurdi-Nigeria with a view to seeking alternative to multiple selection examinations. Out of 1240 candidates that came in for Preliminary Science programme for 2007/2008 session, only 380 passed (that is, a minimum of C...

Author(s): E. Emmanuel Achor, O. Solomon Aligba and O. Emmanuel Omananyi

Consequences of family and friends (social network) influences on pupils’ interest in science careers: A Scottish perspective

April 2010

  The project reported in this article investigated the views of 546 pupils aged 14 - 15 years drawn from 5  schools in one Scottish city. This article reports on the influence of the family and friends element of Bourdieu’s, Coleman’s and Putnam’s social networks and civic norms, on pupils’ views about science careers. Coleman (1988) suggests that social networks and...

Author(s):   Susan Rodrigues and Divya Jindal-Snape   

Digital literacy: An analysis of the contemporary paradigms

April 2010

  Digital (computer) literacy is the new title for ‘educated’. Both teachers and students have no option but to acquire a level of computer-literacy to catch up with the growing digital societies. Governments and higher education institutions (mHEIs) are making all out efforts by providing e-Learning environments to gain some levels of digital literacy of the masses at large and the...

Author(s):   Allah Nawaz and Ghulam Muhammad Kundi        

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