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

IJSTER Articles

May 2018

Predictive modelling and analysis of academic performance of secondary school students: Artificial Neural Network approach

The need for educational managers and policy makers to design and implement pedagogical and instructional interventions necessitates the development and validation of a predictive model for analyzing the academic performance of students before gaining admission into university. This study adopts feed-forward neural network to establish and analyze the complex nonlinear relationship that exist between cognitive and...

Author(s): Amoo M. Adewale, Alaba O. Bamidele and Usman O. Lateef  

September 2017

Single basis function method for solving diffusion convection equations

In this study, we developed a new numerical finite difference method for solving various diffusion convection equations. The method involves reduction of the diffusion convection equations to a system of algebraic equations. By solving the system of algebraic equations we obtain the problem approximate solutions. The study of the numerical accuracy of the method has shown that the method provides similar results to the...

Author(s): Sunday Babuba

March 2017

Thailand’s classroom learning practices in secondary level: Are we ready for learning in the 21st-Century?

Based on data from a survey of students and teachers in 933 Thailand secondary schools in the Northeastern area of the country, this study explores students’ and teachers’ perspectives of current-, issues and needs of the classroom practices towards 21st century learning. The majority of the reported current instructional circumstance is traditional. The results found unsteady and slow internet connection,...

Author(s): Sanit Teemuangsai and Chuthamas Meesook

September 2016

Internet Acceptance and Use Model in Ethiopian Agriculture Education and Research: the case of two Universities

Many studies proposed models of ICT acceptance and use in order to better predict and explain users’ behavior to account for the changing technologies. Hence, a question is whether models of technology use and acceptance that have been developed and used in the developed world can be applied to explain Internet acceptance and use by Agriculture staff of two Universities in Ethiopia. To this end, this study applied...

Author(s): Milkyas Hailu, Yared Mammo and Mengistu Ketema

August 2016

Developing education-based management system using geo-spatial analysis for selected secondary schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area, Kwara State, Nigeria

In Nigeria, management of education-based system is still subject to manual method in most of the public secondary schools. This study, however, develops Education Management Information System (EMIS) using Geographic Information System to provide accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on spatial basis. The study further identifies spatial related information that includes; staff strength, student enrollment,...

Author(s): Abiodun Daniel Olabode and Gbenga Oluwafemi

July 2016

Instructional misconceptions of prospective chemistry teachers in chemical bonding

This paper is a report of an action research which attempts to detect and correct various misconceptions in chemical bonding retained by some pre-service chemistry teachers who were in their third and fourth year in the university. At systematic and elaborate instructional sessions, questioning approach, micro teaching, and structured essay test were employed to detect misconceptions while concept mapping blended with...

Author(s): Fatokun K.V.F.

June 2016

The solar-reflective characterization of solid opaque materials

With respect to the reflective behaviour of solar radiation on solid surfaces being relevant for (micro)-climate modelling, particularly at pavements, buildings and roofs, it is proposed that making a difference between the colour dependent terms albedo as and solar reflection coefficient αs, the former being related to a white surface and the latter being related to the total incident solar radiation. As a...

Author(s): Thomas Allmendinger

October 2015

Family characteristics: Indices of adolescents’ sexual behaviour

This study examined the effect of family characteristics and parental status on adolescents’ sexual behavior in Okun land of Kogi State. Data were obtained from male and female adolescents in ten Government Secondary Schools among the Okun-Yoruba tribe of Kogi State. The Okun-Yorubas occupied five LGAs of the state. Two schools were selected from each of the LGAs. In all, 781 copies of questionnaire were...

Author(s): Adebola, Olukemi Grace and Adebola, Femi Barnabas

July 2015

A new way of evaluating basic university level competences: Instrument design and validation

The results of the research presented in this article describe the construction of an instrument to measure and evaluate basic university level competences. It is an instrumental type of study as both psychometric theory and techniques are applied. The theoretical framework for competences is based on the content of the Delors report (1996) and the ideas commonly shared by Perrenoud (1998), Roegiers (2001), De Kelet...

Author(s): Amelia Marquez Jurado

December 2014

Exploring teaching practices of science and technology in Malawi primary schools

Research about primary school teachers’ understanding of the meaning and implications of science and technology as a learning area has revealed considerable confusion about these terms, both in their professional sense and concerning their roles in education and economic development. Many countries established science and technology in their school curriculum to help pupils develop scientific and technological...

Author(s): Vanwyk Khobidi Chikasanda, Doris Mtemang’ombe, Lusungu Nyirenda and Molly Kapengule

November 2014

Career choice and academic performance of Microbiology students in a Nigerian university

The poor academic performances of Microbiology students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the increasing number of students transferring to the department prompted this study which determined the effects of the choice of Microbiology as career on the students’ academic performance. Eighty five students that consented, out of a total of 106 eligible students that were in 300 level and 400 level in the...

Author(s): Maryam Aminu and James Timothy

September 2014

Vanishing of clock power consumption by using provisional pulse enhancement scheme

In this paper, first a low-power pulse-triggered flip-flop (FF), a simple two-transistor AND gate is designed to reduce the circuit complexity. Second, a conditional pulse-enhancement technique is devised to speed up the discharge along the critical path only when needed. As a result, transistor sizes in delay inverter and pulse-generation circuit can be reduced for power saving. Various post layout simulation results...

Author(s): A. Saisudheer

August 2014

Effects of using simulation in e-learning programs on misconceptions and motivations towards learning

  The aim of this paper is to measure the effects of using simulation in e-learning programs on misconception and motivation towards learning for the college of education students in University of Kuwait. The course of Environmental Education was used as a case study. Experimental method was used in this study to answer the research questions. Three measurements were used in testing the research hypotheses:...

Author(s): Yas A. Alsultanny, Ahmed M. Nouby and Tala T. Al-Enazi

July 2014

A software ability network in service oriented Architecture

In recent days, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is used as a proficient resolution to integrate and potentially distributed in the software firm and enterprise. Architectures explore great vital role of network evaluation of the system. In a SOA-network value based environment, Pattern proven the solutions and design is one of the most important issues that must be considered because of the loosely coupled nature of...

Author(s): S. Rajalakshmi

July 2014

The comparison of logistic regression models, on analyzing the predictors of health of adolescents, having multinomial response in Jimma Zone South-west Ethiopia

Self- reported health status is the most commonly used measures of subjective and global measure of health because it is simple, economical and easy to administer. The objective of the study is to compare the performance of logistic regression models having multinomial response and identify the factors affecting health status of adolescents. Based on two stage sampling technique 2084 adolescents were interviewed to...

Author(s): Girma Tefera, Legesse Negash and Solomon Buke

July 2014

Cognitive effects of curriculum model and school type on science learning: Implication for production of quality young scientists

The study focused on determining the influence of curriculum models and school type variables on students’ cognitive learning outcome in science. Opinions vary as to variables that affect science learning outcomes among boys and girls. Research reports have also contradicted one another on the disparity that exists between the sexes in achievements in science and in participation in science occupations. This study...

Author(s): Moemeke, Clara Dumebi and Konyeme, Josephine Ese

June 2014

Peer assisted cooperative instructional strategy and cognitive ability levels of chemistry students in Etinan Local Government, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

This study examined the effect of peer assisted co-operative instructional strategy on the ability levels of students. Two research questions and hypotheses were developed to guide the study. A non-randomized pre-test and post -test control group design was adopted for the study. A total of 110 Senior Secondary 2 Chemistry students were used. Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) and Chemistry Performance Test (CPT) were the...

Author(s): USHIE, Beshel C., AKPAN, Sylvester J., OKWORO, Gibson. S. and EMA, Patience E.

September 2013

Predictor of e-learning development and use practices in higher education institutions (HEIs) of NWFP, Pakistan

  E-Learning is a novel concept in higher educations institutions of developing countries and especially in Pakistan. No one can predict the future but can surely prepare for it. Researchers on e-Learning in higher education institutions are capitalizing on the user-perceptions as possible predictor of the user-attitudes towards the development, use, problems and prospects of e-Learning. This application is...

Author(s): Allah Nawaz and Ghulam Muhammad Kundi

  • Article Number: 28493921846

July 2013

Attitude of undergraduates towards educational usage of the Internet: A case of library schools in Delta and Edo States of Nigeria

  The aim of this study is to investigate the attitudes of undergraduates of library schools in Delta and Edo states towards educational usage of the internet. The instrument used in collecting data was the questionnaire. 238 copies of the questionnaire were administered to the sample size which consists of undergraduates of library and information science departments in Delta and Edo states. The questionnaire...

Author(s): Odede Israel

July 2013

Effects of teaching method on retention of Agricultural Science knowledge in senior secondary schools of Bauchi Local Government Area, Nigeria

  This study determined the effect of two teaching methods (demonstration and discussion) on student’s retention of Agricultural Science knowledge in secondary schools of Bauchi metropolis. The study was guided by two research questions based on the specific objectives and three null hypotheses, tested at 0.05 level of significance. The pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design was...

Author(s): Abdulhamid Auwal

June 2013

Using e-learning as a tool for ‘education for all’ in developing states

  There is no denial that developing countries have long-standing problems of education due to their scarce resources for providing education facilities to their masses. The provision of education for all and continuous education is impossible for these countries because they cannot afford to establish educational institutions filled with teachers and teaching facilities for every single citizen as available to...

Author(s): Allah Nawaz

June 2013

Ethiopian university science and technology instructors’ attitudes toward active learning

  In the present scenario of education system, all people are under pressure to use the innovative strategies in the teaching and learning process, to teach students the knowledge and skills that are required for the 21st century. Active learning is a term used to identify teaching methods that require students to be actively involved in the learning process. Although there is clear evidence for the...

Author(s): Melaku Masresha Woldeamanuel, Harrison Atagana and Temechengn Engida

February 2013

Which way do we go in the teaching of biology? Concept mapping, cooperative learning or learning cycle?

  The major purpose of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of concept mapping, cooperative learning and learning cycle methods with the intention of identifying which one among them will be most appropriate for teaching biology. To guide this study, five hypotheses were stated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was pre-test, post-test, follow-up post-test control...

Author(s): Ajaja, O. Patrick

February 2013

Algebraic system of data space

Problems which arise up during work with separate information sources and databases are analyzed. There are formalized model of data space as mean of integration and information analysis from separate sources. There is built data space algebraic system. It is shown that the algebraic system of database and data warehouse classes is the subclasses of the data space class algebraic system. The features of information...

Author(s): Natalya Schakhovska

January 2013

The impact of wind power plant with doubly fed induction generator on the power systems

Author(s): Trinh Trong Chuong

January 2013

Solar radiation: Correlation between measured and predicted values in Mubi, Nigeria

Author(s):   Medugu D. W., Adisa A. B., Burari F. W. and Abdul’Azeez M. A.

March 2012

Utilization of library and Information and communication technology tools in medical research

  The adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) is on the increase in Nigerian higher institution of learning. The paper examines the role played by the medical library and the information and communication technology (ICT) tools in medical research. The study highlights the role of the medical library as an information resources centre in meeting the information needs of health...

Author(s): Oduwole  Adebambo  Adewale,  Idowu Adetoun  Omolola and Ladipo  Sunday  O.

March 2012

Initiating technological and pedagogical shifts in low achieving urban minority classrooms

  This study explored the introduction of multi-modal teaching strategies alongside technology implementation in high poverty schools. Teachers were provided with scientific tools, simulations, and teaching stations and provided with training and opportunities to practice teaching strategies developed in conjunction with special education and literacy experts. Teacher interviews, classroom observations, and...

Author(s): Randy K. Yerrick, Mary K. Thompson, Suzanne M. Miller and Brian Meyer

December 2011

Estimation of roadway capacity of eight-lane divided urban expressways under heterogeneous traffic through microscopic simulation models

  The aim of this study is to develop a microscopic simulation model by considering eight-lane divided urban expressway. For this purpose, the partially access controlled Delhi - Gurgaon Expressway which handles about 220,000 vehicles/day has been considered. From the collected data, speed - flow equations of different vehicle types on eight-lane divided urban expressways have been developed using PARAMICS...

Author(s):   Errampalli Madhu and S. Velmurugan

  • Article Number: A9A79A93253

December 2011

Implicit total variation diminishing (TVD) and essentially non-oscillatory (ENO) algorithms applied to the euler equations in three-dimensions

  In the present work, the Yee, Warming and Harten and the Yang schemes are implemented, on a finite volume context and using a structured spatial discretization, to solve the Euler equations in three-dimensions. The former is a TVD (Total Variation Diminishing) high resolution scheme, whereas the latter is a TVD or ENO (Essentially Non-Oscillatory) high resolution algorithm. All three schemes are flux...

Author(s):   Edisson Sávio de Góes Maciel  

  • Article Number: 36BF9FE3261

December 2011

Unsteady flow through porous medium induced by periodically rotating half-filled horizontal concentric cylindrical annulus with heat transfer

  This communication investigates the unsteady flow of viscous incompressible fluid through porous medium induced by periodically heated half filled concentric cylindrical annulus placed horizontally. The boundaries of the annulus are rotating periodically with different angular velocities in the same or opposite directions about their common axis. The governing equations are expressed in terms of stream...

Author(s): Bhupendra Kumar Sharma, Pawan Kumar Sharma and R. C. Chaudhary

  • Article Number: A6D314E3266

August 2011

Design and development of wick type solar distillation system

  The single basin wick type solar desalination was designed with corrugated galvanized iron sheet of area 1 m2 as an absorber in between the wick strip for obtaining maximum temperature inside the distiller. This distiller was tested at different inclinations for load and no load test in winter and summer months. The chemical analysis of the distilled water and impure water was carried out. The...

Author(s): S. H. Sengar, A. G. Mohod, Y. P. Khandetod, S. P. Modak and D. K. Gupta

  • Article Number: 4D42C9C3213

August 2011

Developing Nigerian integrated science curriculum

  Nigerian educational system has gone through various developments and changes viz-a-viz curriculum issues. The dynamic nature of the curriculum process informed the write-up of this paper. The selection and organization of curriculum content is one of the problems associated with the Nigerian educational system. This paper reviewed the genesis of integrated science curriculum development in Nigeria to...

Author(s): Oludipe, Daniel Idowu

  • Article Number: 837ED9A3219

July 2011

Multi-purpose low cost DC high voltage generator (60 kV output), using Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier circuit

  This work describes the details of high voltage D.C. power supply whose output is 60 kV, whereas its input voltage is 1-Φ 50 Hz 5 kV of sinusoidal waveform. This test set is suitable for field testing of high voltage cables, as a prime D.C source for very low frequency high voltage test, oscillating wave technique and impulse voltage charging unit due to its light weight and portability. In this study, we...

Author(s): C. K. Dwivedi and M. B. Daigavane

  • Article Number: B8548903197

July 2011

Time study and skidding capacity of the wheeled skidder Timberjack 450C

  For evaluating the efficiency of wheeled skidder Timberjack 450C in ground skidding system, a forest in Caspian region was selected. In the research area, trees were logged downhill to the depot by a wheeled skidder Timberjack 450C. The work elements of a skidding cycle from stump area to roadside depots were travel empty, establishment time, release the cable winch, hooking, winching, travel loaded,...

Author(s): Majid Lotfalian, Mehran Moafi, Bahman Sotoudeh Foumani and Ramazan Ali Akbari

  • Article Number: 3D8D93C3198

July 2011

Time study and skidding capacity of the wheeled skidder Timberjack 450C

  For evaluating the efficiency of wheeled skidder Timberjack 450C in ground skidding system, a forest in Caspian region was selected. In the research area, trees were logged downhill to the depot by a wheeled skidder Timberjack 450C. The work elements of a skidding cycle from stump area to roadside depots were travel empty, establishment time, release the cable winch, hooking, winching, travel loaded,...

Author(s): Majid Lotfalian, Mehran Moafi, Bahman Sotoudeh Foumani and Ramazan Ali Akbari

  • Article Number: E2D67903199

June 2011

Higher education in India: Challenges and opportunities

  India has survived with an increasingly mediocre higher education system for decades. Now as India strives to compete in a globalized economy in areas that require highly trained professionals, the quality of higher education becomes increasingly important. So far, India's large educated population base and its reservoir of at least moderately well-trained university graduates have permitted the country...

Author(s):   S. Thanuskodi

  • Article Number: E28A63A3187

May 2011

Didactic models in engineering education supported on virtual reality technology

  Techniques of virtual reality (VR) were applied on the development of models related to the construction activity within Civil Engineering education context. The interaction allowed by 3D geometric models could make an end to passive attitudes of learners as an opposition to traditional teaching systems. In addition, VR technology could be applied as a complement to three-dimensional (3D) modeling, leading to...

Author(s): A. Z. Sampaio, J. Neves, B. Martins, P. Studer, C. O. Cruz and O. P. Martins

  • Article Number: 7EC081C3176

May 2011

Entropy generation in convection over an inclined backward-facing step with bleeding

  The current work investigates entropy generation around an inclined backward-facing step under bleeding conditions using suction/blowing. The entropy generation is due to heat transfer and fluid flow in forced convection laminar flow in a duct with inclined step. The set of governing equations containing conservations of mass, momentum and energy are solved numerically to calculate the velocity and...

Author(s): S. A. Gandjalikhan Nassab, A. Bahrami and R. Moosavi

  • Article Number: DE6DBC33177

May 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: F7D75433184

April 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: BE5B1E33018

April 2011

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

  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.

  • Article Number: 0A53B763030

April 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: 7F8A1413045

March 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: 32E3BD72971

March 2011

The use of information and communication technologies in Nigerian Baptist churches

  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

  • Article Number: C9175942986

February 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: 00E077B2886

February 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: 802984F2917

February 2011

Revisiting higher education data analysis: A Bayesian perspective

  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

  • Article Number: CC4A0772939

January 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: 82FBB252614

January 2011

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

  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

  • Article Number: 6EF56F42623

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