International Journal of Cyber Society and Education


Vol. 9, No. 2, December

Reliability and Validity of the Explanatory Sequential Design of Mixed Methods Adopted to Explore the Influences on Online Learning in Hong Kong Bilingual Cyber Higher Education
INTRODUCTIONInspired by the differences between the research findings of Wong (2008) and many other findings (e.g., Aberson, Berger, Healy, Kyle, & Romero, 2000; Johnson, Aragon, Shaik, & Palma-Rivas, 2000; Lim, Kim, Chen, & Ryder, 2008)...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, June

Benchmarking Learner Education Using Online Business Simulation
INTRODUCTIONBackground of ResearchBuilding of dynamic capability, which is a strategic competency, is structurally modeled through a learning-by-doing approach via an online simulation game. A 60-participant pilot study explored perspectives of business...
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The Intellectual Structure of Online Shopping Research: Author Co-Citation Analysis
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, the volume of electronic commerce has grown tremendously, as noted in a report published by eMarketer (Chen, 2012). Website quality attributes increase online shopping and positive electronic word of mouth (Yang, Li, Kim,...
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Applying Pbl and Zuvio to Enhance English Learning Motivation
INTRODUCTIONWith the development of modern technologies, multimedia has been widely used in the teaching field, exerting a great influence on classroom teaching (Ding & Li, 2011; Neo & Neo, 2004). The learning styles have become more diverse...
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Vol. 8, No. 2, December

Cyberbullying in Japan: An Exploratory Study
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, with the advances in technology and the affordability of the Internet, cyberbullying has become more prevalent in the lives of children and adults alike. It is usually defined as harmful behavior that is intentional and repetitive,...
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How Do Students Select Social Networking Sites? an Analytic Hierarchy Process (Ahp) Model
INTRODUCTIONAs the number of social networking sites increases, university students' choice of networking sites, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and so on, is increasingly a critical business issue for both site operators and marketers....
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Exploring the Relationships among Social Benefits, Online Social Network Dependency, Satisfaction, and Youth's Habit Formation
INTRODUCTIONSocial networking, which is a practice of widening one's social or business contacts by making connections with other individuals, has long existed in our society. First, this study would discuss another point of view on the social network...
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Exploring the Relation of Students' Language Proficiency, Online Instructor Guidance, and Online Collaboration with Their Learning in Hong Kong Bilingual Cyber Education
INTRODUCTIONThis research study in cyber education in the context of Hong Kong's higher education was inspired by the different research findings of Wong (2008) and the Asian students' learning characteristics defined in Chin, Bauer, and Chang (2000)...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, June

Organization Development toward Learning Organization in a Private University
INTRODUCTIONIn the 21st century, employers expects employees with creative ideas, academic excellence, and who are fully skilled for their work lives, eager to learn and adaptable to the constantly changing world. However, the learning institutions still...
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How Authentic Should a Learning Context Be? Using Real and Simulated Profiles in a Classroom Intervention to Improve Safety on Social Network Sites
INTRODUCTIONResearchers, parents, teachers and teenagers agree that media literacy education is increasingly important in this 21st century, when participatory and collaborative network technologies such as social network sites (SNSs) are omnipresent...
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"How Do You Feel?": Emotions Exhibited While Playing Computer Games and Their Relationship to Gaming Behaviors
INTRODUCTIONThe existing literature lacks identification of different emotions exhibited by computer game players while participating in a competitive environment such as an Internet café. Further, most of the literature (e.g., Demirok et al., 2012;...
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Incorporating Software Maintenance in a Senior Capstone Project
INTRODUCTIONSoftware engineering continues to be a growing field. From 2012 to 2022, the employment of software developers is expected to grow at least 22 percent, which is much higher than the average for all occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook,...
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Motivation of Cyberloafers in the Workplace across Generations in Indonesia
INTRODUCTIONThe Internet has served as an important solution to provide a gateway of information connecting the vast geographical Indonesian territory, which has a population of more than 240 million people. As of 2012, 63 million people in Indonesia...
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Vol. 7, No. 2, December

Virtual Anti-Bullying Village Project for Coping with Bullying and Cyberbullying within a 3d Virtual Learning Environment: Evaluation Research
INTRODUCTIONCyberbullying and Bullying among AdolescentsAdolescents face peer bullying and peer-aggressive behavior at many junctions in their daily lives, and these incidents may take many forms and contexts. Much psychological and sociological research...
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Who Are Fans of Facebook Fan Pages? an Electronic Word-of-Mouth Communication Perspective
INTRODUCTIONGiven the exponential growth of people gathered by Facebook, its business value has been increasingly recognized in both industry (Jeanjean, 2012) and academia (Lin & Lu, 2011). One billion people actively use Facebook monthly (facebook,...
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Developments and Classifications of Online Shopping Behavior in Germany
INTRODUCTIONIn the past, the importance of shopping using the Internet has increased. Accordingly, Internet retailers have to face several challenges nowadays. Some challenges are more general trends in shopping (e.g. multi- or cross-channel management),...
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An Overview of Ethical Considerations When Using Rfid with Consumers
INTRODUCTIONRFID consists of a microchip that contains uniquely identifiable data that can be scanned at a distance through wireless communications. In contrast to more common identification methods, RFID does not require a visual line-of-sight, as the...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, June

Consumer Switching Behavior from Online Banking to Mobile Banking
INTRODUCTIONInternet banking and mobile banking are generally perceived as forms of electronic banking that achieves similar purposes (Laforet & Li, 2005; Laukkanen, 2007; Mintel Market Research Report, 2010; Mobile Banking Association, 2009 &...
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Schools and Cyberbullying: Problem Perception, Current Actions and Future Needs
INTRODUCTIONCyberbullying has been defined as 'an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time, against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself' (Smith et al.,...
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Antecedents of Interpersonal Communication Motives on Twitter: Loneliness and Life Satisfaction
INTRODUCTIONThe development of information communication technologies (ICT) allows people to more efficiently satisfy their need for communication. As social interaction is the innate desire of individuals (Schutz, 1966), various interpersonal communication...
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How Do Different Internet Use Functions Affect Bridging and Bonding Social Capital? an Empirical Study of the Chinese International Students in Japan
INTRODUCTIONWith the rapid development of information communication technology (ICT), new media research has occupied an important position in the area of computer mediated communication (CMC) (Miyata & Kobayashi, 2008; Steinfield, Ellison, &...
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Exploring Users' Intention to Use Health Information on a Bulletin Board System
INTRODUCTIONBulletin Board System (BBS), a popular social network community, allows people to manage and share their health information and experiences of treating their health issues. This creates a rich repository of user-generated content and becomes...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, December

Extending the Deep Packet Inspection Model to the Gcc/mena Region
ABSTRACTThis study seeks to explore extending the technology acceptance model (DPAM) from a 2011 quantitative study-Modeling Intention to Use Deep Packet Inspection Technology in the United Arab Emirates, to the cyber security practitioner community...
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Macro-Public Relations: Crisis Communication in the Age of Internet
ABSTRACTIn order to study the crisis communication in the age of Internet, the study takes the battle between two Internet companies, Tencent and Qihoo, as a case study, but focuses more on their huge public audiences, which may be defined as a "macro-public"...
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Robot Literacy an Approach for Sharing Society with Intelligent Robots
ABSTRACTA novel concept of media education called "robot literacy" is proposed. Here, robot literacy refers to the means of forming an appropriate relationship with intelligent robots. It can be considered a kind of media literacy. People who were born...
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A Pattern Language for Reusing Web Teaching Materials
ABSTRACTThe Internet enables sharing of content between educators, which can reduce the time and effort needed to create custom teaching materials and improve the quality of students' learning experiences. There are, however, significant obstacles to...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, June

Usability Testing of Japanese Captions Segmentation System to Scaffold Beginners to Comprehend Japanese Videos
ABSTRACTA major learning difficulty of Japanese foreign language (JFL) learners is the complex composition of two syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and kanji characters adopted from logographic Chinese ones. As the number of Japanese language learners...
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E-Learning for the Vision Impaired: A Holistic Perspective
ABSTRACTProblems faced by vision impaired students are different from those experienced by sighted students. Most e-learning environments are designed for sighted students, utilizing complex visual images and interactive features; however students with...
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Perceptions of Online Learning in an Australian University: An International Students' (Asian Region) Perspective - Support for Learning
ABSTRACTSeveral researchers have reported that cultural and language differences can affect online interactions and communications between students from different cultural backgrounds. Other researchers have asserted that online learning is a tool that...
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Mobile Phone Application to Support the Elderly
ABSTRACTThere is a significant increase of the elderly population worldwide, which is accompanied with a rise of the number of people living alone. Moreover, many citizens are at risk due to geographic and social isolation in combination with specific...
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A Development of a Mua to Make Pictograph Mail for Children
ABSTRACTIn recent years, children have begun using computers actively. With this situation, they are beginning to learn how to operate a mail user agent (Hereafter, called MUA) to adaptation to an information society. However, the user interface of general...
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An Educational Game in Construction Procurement Negotiation
ABSTRACTProject managers are frequently required to negotiate during the procurement of construction materials and drawing up of contractual agreements. Training in negotiation training requires hands-on experience and interaction with multiple parties....
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Consumption and Communication of Luxury Brands Online - Illustrating a Qualitative Online Case Study
ABSTRACTInternet research has grown tremendously over the last decade and we see new and elaborate ways to use the Internet for data generation with increased technological abilities as well as increased Internet usage among companies and consumers....
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Vol. 5, No. 2, December

Contextual Differences in the Dynamic Measurement of Trust in Websites
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to better understand a user's trust in web sites designed for three different contexts: commerce, health and news. The study evaluates changes in self-reported user trust ratings as the users interacted with different...
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Assessing University Research Performance with Multiple Constituencies
ABSTRACTThe research performance of a university is critical to national competitiveness. Previous research has established that research performance is based on scholarly publishing. Several studies suggest that journal ranking is an important research...
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On the Offense: Using Cyber Weapons to Influence Cognitive Behavior
ABSTRACTThere is an increasing recognition that cyber warfare is an important area of development for targeting and weaponeering, with far-reaching effects in national defense and economic security. The ability to conduct effective operations in cyberspace...
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Pattern of Internet Usage in Cyber Cafés in Manila: An Exploratory Study
ABSTRACTThis study determined the profile and pattern of Internet usage of respondents in cyber cafés in Manila. The study employed an exploratory-descriptive design in which a validated descriptive-survey form was used as the research instrument. Forty-seven...
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Internet and Social Control: The Case of the Cebu Prison Experiment
ABSTRACTThis article deals with a unique project now ongoing at the Cebu Prison in the Philippines. This institution has been hailed on the Internet where recently a number of musical clips featuring hundreds of prisoners performing a variety of dances...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, June

The Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology in Primary Schools in Nigeria: Utilization and Challenges
ABSTRACTThis study is a critical overview of the efforts of the Nigerian government to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into education. It also assessed the availability of ICT facilities and infrastructure as stated in the strategic...
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Channel Characteristics' Influence on Physical vs. Virtual Channel Choice for Information Search and Purchase - the Case of Polish Young Consumers
ABSTRACTThis research investigates the influence of selected channel characteristics on young consumers' choices of physical or virtual channels for information searching and purchasing. Since internet shopping, as well as multi-channel shopping, became...
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Social Responsibility and Sharing Behaviors Online: The Twitter- Sphere's Response to the Fukushima Disaster
ABSTRACTThis study examines Twitter users' behavioral response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, namely with regards to the credibility of third-party information shared during the disaster. In the study, 4,950 individual tweets from 2,156...
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Tweeting Educational Technology: A Tale of Professional Community of Practice
ABSTRACTThis paper explores an Israeli professional community on Twitter practicing educational technology. Networking analysis of 42 users and 296 structural connections among them revealed that the adoption of Twitter was normally distributed and active...
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To View or Not to View: The Influence of Social Networks and Subjective Norms on Online Pornography Consumption
ABSTRACTThis study investigates the influence of social networks and subjective norms on an individual's online pornography consumption. The empirical survey results of 324 voluntary participants indicated that the individual's positive outcome evaluation...
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The Interplay of Virtual Communities: A Multiple Case Study of E-Retailers in Yahoo E-Auctions
ABSTRACTThis study investigated how businesses operate e-shops in a transaction-oriented virtual community. This research employed a multiple case study approach by observing three cases of e-retailers, as being new e-commerce initiates, operating their...
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