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    Development of an e-Assessment system for ICT skills of university nursing students in Cyprus 

    Masouras, Panicos (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2016-08)
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    E-Assessment: an E-Business Enabler in Higher Education 

    Masouras, Panicos; Poonsri Vate-U-Lan (2016-11-17)

    In the context of higher education, e-business can be viewed as the series of interconnected processes initiated with student application for entry and completed upon graduation. While e-learning is an integral component of this process, the assessment component remains primarily manual. This leads to an educational paradox whereby students are encouraged to e-learn, on one hand, while they are imposed in old-fashioned assessment practices, on the other. It also establishes a business paradox whereby universities strive to maximize their financial ...
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    ICT & Nursing Informatics Skills in Cyprus' Universities Undergraduate Nursing Curricula 

    Masouras, Panicos (2016)

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills for university nursing students is a well researched area; however there are different opinions as to whether ICT skills related courses should be taught in undergraduate nursing programmes. On one hand, authors suggest that the pervasive use of ICTs in secondary educations makes the teaching of ICT skills at university level unnecessary as students do have the required ICT skills to cope at university level. On the other hand, considering the digital divide and that underprivileged student ...
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    Internet of things in agriculture: a case study of smart dairy farming in Ontario, Canada 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Quigley, Donna; Masouras, Panicos (2017)

    The objective of this paper is to report a case study of smart dairy farming in Ontario, Canada which is the future of food production and ways that advancements related to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is impacting upon agricultural practice in the form of smart farming. Smart farming is the practice of intelligent agricultural management based upon technological data gathering farm practice for the purpose of increased levels of quality, production, and environmental protection. This paper will illustrate one example whereby partnerships ...
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    Phygital Learning Concept: From Big to Smart Data 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Quigley, Donna; Masouras, Panicos (2016-12-15)

    ‘Phygital’ or physical plus digital, is a combination of a physical circumstances or tangible objects and digital or online technology-driven experience. This paper introduces a challenge on potential phygital learning environments that may induce superior learning experiences for students as compared to experienced realized through either physical or digital experiences. ‘Phygital learning’ is a novel design concept to induce a new dimension of learning experiences while students interact with the physical context simultaneously as the digital ...
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    Smart Dairy Farming through the Internet of Things (IoT) 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Quigley, Donna; Masouras, Panicos (2016)

    The objective of this paper is to report a smart dairy farming in Ontario, Canada, which is a case study for future of food production, and ways that advancements related to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is impacting upon agricultural practice in the form of smart farming. Smart farming is the practice of intelligent agricultural management based upon technological data gathering farm practice for the purpose of increased levels of quality, production, and environmental protection. This paper will illustrate one example whereby ...
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    Thriving social network for communication on eLearning: exploring gender differences in attitudes 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Masouras, Panicos (ACM, 2018)

    The main objective of this study was to survey online students’ attitudes towards communication for eLearning on social network sites. This online survey resulted in 896 valid responses. The statistics for interpreting were percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test independent and one-way ANOVA. The average score of the attitude towards using eLearning on social network site was positive (4.23 out of 6, SD=1.10). The findings confirmed that the most popular among social network sites was Facebook. It also found a statistically significant ...