Information Technology and Managing Quality Education: 9th IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2010, Kasane, Botswana, July 26-30, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2010, held in Kasane, Botswana, in July 2010. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers cover a wide range of topics addressing the utilization of ICT at different levels of education from primary education to higher education, such as identifying and satisfying learning needs, strategical management, school management ...

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2010, held in Kasane, Botswana, in July 2010. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers cover a wide range of topics addressing the utilization of ICT at different levels of education from primary education to higher education, such as identifying and satisfying learning needs, strategical management, school management information systems, open source software, and the relationship between ICT and organizational performance.

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Table of Contents

Managing Quality Education - Identifying the Learning Needs of the Individual, Then Satisfying Them Don Passey 1

Value Chain of Technology in Higher Education Institutions: From IT Resources to Technological Performance Jacques Bulchand-Gidumal Santiago Melián-González Javier Osorio-Acosta 11

Using Information Technology to Promote Thinking Maree A. Skillen 20

Age, Gender and Culture as Correlates of Use of Knowledge Management Systems in Makerere University F.E.K. Bakkabulindi B. Sekabembe 30

Managing the Online Student Experience: An Ecological Model Bill Davey Arthur Tatnall 43

Using Open Source Software for Improving Dialog in Computer Science Education - Case Mozambique University Nicholas B. Mavengere Mikko J. Ruohonen 52

A Baseline for a School Management Information System Alan Strickley 62

Implementation of the Technological Plan for Education in Portugal, a School Perspective António Castro Leonel Santos 75

In Search of a Conceptual Framework for the Capacities of University ITEM Ronald Bisaso 86

Bridging the Knowledge Gap for African Researchers through Open Access Publishing: The Case of African Higher Education Research Online (AHERO) Beatrice Sekabembe Jude Ssempebwa 95

Moving towards 2020: A Tentative Approach to ITEM Javier Osorio Jacques Bulchand 104

Innovation or Renovation? The Management of Strategic and Adoption Decisions within a University Arthur Tainall Karen Manning 113

The 'Educational Lot' for Young People Who Are NEET: Quality Management and Roles of Management Information Systems Don Passey 121

Emerging Issues in the Utilization of Synchronous ICT in the Delivery of Distance Education at Public Universities in Uganda Rita Nankanja Ronald Bisaso 130

eLearning Attitudes in Botswana's Private Sector Paul T. Nleya 139

Using Information Technology in Education to Manage a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Maree A. Skillen 149

Does personality Type affect Teachers' Information Systems Utilization in Pedagogy? The Makerere University Lecturers' Experience David Kabugo 156

Optimization Technique for Implementation of Blended Learning in Constrained Low Bandwidth Environment Nazir Ahmad Suhail Jude Lubega 166

The GES Connect Digitally Programme: Shaping Parental Engagement through Technology Alan Strickley Tim Spiers 174

A Comparative Study of Access to Web-Enabled Services in Botswana and the UK: Issues, Obstacles and Solutions Moses Mmileng Moreri Maubrey Russ Pitso Alan Strickley 186

Justification of ICT Expenditure: Input and Outputs Jacques Bulchand Omponye Kereteletswe Antonio Castro Maipelo Molebatsi Marcos Maedza 195

Online Learning Features and Factors in Getting the Blend Right Paul T. Nleya Sethunya P. Kgaodi Letlhogonolo Moaneng Godfrey S. Kalanke Javier Osorio Nicholas B. Mavengere Ramaraju Gavarraju Sethunya P. Kgaodi Prince O. Marokane Selefo Sabone 199

Author Index 205

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