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3C TIC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Communicatio     Open Access  
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Semiotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anagrama     Open Access  
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Andharupa : Journal of Visual Communication Design & Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the International Communication Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Anuario electrónico de estudios en Comunicación Social "Disertaciones"     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
At-Tabsyir : Jurnal Komunikasi Penyiaran Islam     Open Access  
Atatürk İletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Auditory Perception & Cognition     Hybrid Journal  
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Avatares de la Comunicación y la Cultura     Open Access  
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Screen Media Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
C&SC - Communication & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Communication     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Church, Communication and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comedy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital     Open Access  
Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Communication & Language at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
communication +1     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and the Public     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Communication et organisation     Open Access  
Communication et Professionnalisation     Open Access  
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Communication Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Communication, technologies et développement     Open Access  
Communications in Mobile Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Communiquer : Revue de communication sociale et publique     Open Access  
Computational Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunicação & Educação     Open Access  
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi     Open Access  
Comunicación     Open Access  
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Comunicación y Género     Open Access  
Comunicación y Medios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conexión     Open Access  
Connections     Open Access  
Connections : A Journal of Language, Media and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contratexto     Open Access  
Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Creative Artist : A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cryptography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de H Ideas     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Informacion     Open Access  
Cuadernos.info     Open Access  
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Digithum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Discourse, Context & Media     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Distúrbios da Comunicação     Open Access  
Dixit     Open Access  
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Doxa Comunicación : Revista interdisciplinar de estudios de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Entreculturas : Revista de Traducción y Comunicación Intercultural     Open Access  
ESSACHESS : Journal for Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Etudes de communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 393)
Explorations in Media Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
FLEKS : Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Toruniensia     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Fronteiras - estudos midiáticos     Open Access  
Frontiers in Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Human Dynamics     Open Access  
Genre en séries. Cinéma, télévision, médias     Open Access  
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Media and China     Open Access  
Global Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Media Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Green Letters : Studies in Ecocriticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
GSTF Journal on Media & Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
H-ermes. Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
HERMES - Journal of Language and Communication in Business     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Historia y Comunicación Social     Open Access  
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ibérica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ícone     Open Access  
ICSES Transactions on Computer Networks and Communications     Full-text available via subscription  
IEEE Communications Standards Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society     Open Access  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IEICE - Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
IET Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi     Open Access  
Imaging Decisions MRI     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Improntas     Open Access  
index.comunicación     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Informal Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information Design Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Inquiry : Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Interaction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Broadband Cellular Communication     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies (IJCDMS)     Open Access  
International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Critical Media Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Information Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Intelligence Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Society, Culture & Language     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Telecommunications & Emerging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journals Digital Communication and Analog Signals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Communication and Marketing Mix : IROCAMM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Investigative Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
Javnost - The Public     Hybrid Journal  
Język. Komunikacja. Informacja     Open Access  
Journal for the History of Rhetoric     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Advertising Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of African Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Communications     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Argumentation in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)

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African Journal of Information Systems
Number of Followers: 6  

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ISSN (Online) 1936-0282
Published by Kennesaw State University Homepage  [12 journals]
  • Determinants of Software-as-a-Service Adoption by Small and Medium
           Enterprises in Tanzania

    • Authors: Riziki Majengo et al.
      Abstract: Organizations in developed economies use the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to improve performance and efficiency. However, its adoption in developing economies such as Tanzania is very low due to limited research on its adoption. This study enhances the adoption of SaaS in Tanzanian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by proposing a conceptual framework based on the diffusion of innovation theory and the technology-organization-environment framework and recommending strategies for improving adoption. The framework was tested using regression analysis on data collected from 139 SMEs. Findings show that eight factors, relative advantage, compatibility, awareness, cost, perceived security and privacy risk, reliability and availability, top management support and trading partners’ pressure, significantly affect adoption of SaaS by SMEs in Tanzania. The study recommends that cloud service providers address security challenges and software compatibility issues and ensure SaaS systems are available, and SMEs’ top management provide support in implementing SaaS solutions to enhance their adoption.
      PubDate: Mon, 30 May 2022 01:27:25 PDT
       
  • Challenges Smallholder Farmers Face in Extracting Value from Agricultural
           Information

    • Authors: Daniel Muhanguzi et al.
      Abstract: Agricultural information can enhance smallholder farmers’ knowledge and decision-making ability, where the ubiquity of ICTs has resulted in an exponential increase of ICT based agricultural information services. However, there is still poor utilization of agricultural information. This study examines challenges that impede smallholder farmers from deriving value from agricultural information despite availability of information services. A mixed-method research approach was employed to gather data from 200 farmers using semi-structured interviews, Likert scale surveys and five focus group discussions. The findings indicate that the challenges faced include low education levels, poor quality information, poorly designed information channels, and high cost of information access. Suggested strategies include training, improving design of information channels, stakeholder collaboration, translating information into local languages and interventions in accelerating use of ICTs. This study will be significant in implementation of impactful information dissemination initiatives. Subsequent research should be focused on investigating the effectiveness of the suggested strategies.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 May 2022 01:33:46 PDT
       
  • mHealth: A Mediating Tool for Community Health Workers’
           Transformation in Armed Conflict Zones

    • Authors: Nakama David et al.
      Abstract: Communities affected by armed conflict are striving to provide access to effective healthcare services in countries like Nigeria, where there exists a fragile healthcare system with an acute deficit of manpower and resources. This fragility has a negative impact on child health service delivery. mHealth is considered an excellent platform for enhancing/transforming the activities of community health workers (CHWs) in the delivery of effective health services. This paper aims to explore how mHealth implementation mediates and transforms the activities of CHWs in an armed conflict setting using activity theory as a lens. An interpretive research methodology was used, and the method of data collection was done mainly by participatory observations and interviews. The findings show that the introduction of an mHealth tool can transform the activities of CHWs in various ways. The study contributes to information systems research by broadening our understanding of the implementation of mHealth in armed conflict settings.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 01:13:19 PST
       
  • The Role of African Proverbs in Advancing Information Systems Research

    • Authors: Tiko Iyamu
      Abstract: Despite the richness of African proverbs, they have been muted in information systems (IS) research. This explicitly contributes to the lag in developing information systems and technology solutions for African people by African researchers in African terms. It is on this basis that two related objectives were formulated: (1) to examine the role which African proverbs can play in further advancing IS research, and (2) to understand how the concept can be employed to indigenize IS research. Qualitative data were collected from different sources, and the dimension of social change from structuration theory was employed to examine the role African proverbs can significantly play in advancing IS research. The analysis reveals that African proverbs can be employed in all stages of IS research, from problematizing the phenomenon, data collection to data analysis and interpretation of findings.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 02:16:50 PST
       
  • Government Workspace Digitalization and Socioeconomic Development Outcomes
           in Ghana

    • Authors: Winfred Ofoe Larkotey et al.
      Abstract: The study sought to understand how the structurational environment shapes socioeconomic outcomes of government workspace digitalization in Ghana based on a qualitative, interpretive case study and the structurational model of technology as a theoretical lens. The findings show how the availability of electronic transactions law, government borrowing, and extendable system design can positively influence socioeconomic outcomes of government workspace digitalization. However, use of multiple system development environments, bureaucracy, a within-country digital divide, and a persistent physical signature and letterhead culture can negatively influence the socioeconomic development goals of government workspace digitalization.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:28:04 PST
       
  • Realist Evaluation of the Early-Stage Implementation of a Smartphone-Based
           

    • Authors: Bashir M. Mustapha et al.
      Abstract: We investigate the early-stage implementation of a smartphone-based acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance project in communities experiencing armed conflicts in Nigeria. We aim to expose factors influencing the early-stage implementation of smartphone-based AFP surveillance in two rural communities experiencing armed conflicts in Northern Nigeria. Thus, exploring “what works, for whom and under what contextual conditions'” in the early-stage implementation of a smartphone-based AFP surveillance project, given the involvement of multiple stakeholders. We adopted stakeholder theory as a lens to guide the study. We adopted a qualitative case study method, realist philosophy, semi-structured interview, participatory observation, and thematic data analysis. The findings reveal mechanisms (sense of connectedness, ownership, fear) and contextual conditions (infrastructural challenges, healthcare workforce, security constraints) influencing early-stage implementation. We postulate a model that explains the factors influencing the early-stage implementation of the smartphone-based AFP surveillance project in security-constrained communities.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 01:28:12 PST
       
  • Knowledge Sharing in the Higher Education Environment of Developing
           Economies – The Case of Eritrea

    • Authors: Samuel Tewelde Yigzaw et al.
      Abstract: This paper explores the prevailing higher education environment in Eritrea as a case study, with the aim of identifying factors influencing knowledge sharing and collaboration in the community both within and across the institutions. The research is based on qualitative data from semi-structured interviews with seven respondents: leaders and senior academicians representing all six higher education institutions (HEIs) in Eritrea. It investigates the environment from the socio-technical systems perspective with a holistic view of the institutional system rather than sub-systems. The results show that the HEIs have considerable levels of underutilized technology tools available in the community, and institutional guidelines to promote collaboration. However, the realities on ground show several challenges requiring coherence between the social and technical factors. This research, therefore, justifies the need to use the advanced capabilities of technologies to also augment non-technical factors for a unifying systemic solution to promote knowledge sharing at institutional level.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 02:21:57 PDT
       
  • Meta-Analysis of Factors Influencing Student Acceptance of Massive Open
           Online Courses for Open Distance Learning

    • Authors: Cecilia Temilola Olugbara et al.
      Abstract: This study aimed to apply the meta-analysis methodology to systematically synthesize results of primary studies to discover the main significant factors influencing student acceptance of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for open distance learning (ODL). An abundance of studies on MOOCs exists, but there is a lack of meta-analysis research on student acceptance of MOOCs, which is a novel contribution of the current study. The meta-analysis methodology was applied to investigate effect sizes, statistical heterogeneity, and publication bias across 36 primary studies involving 14233 participating students. The study findings show satisfaction to be the main significant factor influencing student acceptance of MOOCs. The findings can enlighten stakeholders in the decision-making process of implementing MOOCs for ODL and advance technology acceptance models. Moreover, this study has the potential to theoretically contribute to technology acceptance research by situating the widely known technology acceptance models in the context of education.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 01:46:55 PDT
       
  • Exploring the Correlation Between Information and Communication Technology
           Maturity and Value of Listed Companies in the Nigerian Stock Exchange

    • Authors: Victor Akinbola Olutayo et al.
      Abstract: A fundamental issue within the Nigerian economy that has resulted in information and communication technology (ICT) mis-planning is the uncertainty surrounding how ICT value relates to ICT maturity. In response, the value-added intellectual coefficient model has been used to measure the value of ICT across sectors in the Nigerian stock exchange while their ICT maturity has been measured using the ICT maturity model for small-and-medium scale enterprises. The result has shown that the Nigerian economy is web based in ICT maturity with an index of about 0.67. The ICT value index has been estimated to be about 5.65, an indication that ICT’s potentials are not effectively utilized in Nigeria. Correlation analysis of these two variables has shown a very weak correlation between ICT maturity and ICT value in the Nigerian economy. This implies that the benefits from ICT are only slightly dependent on the degree of ICT adoption and diffusion.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 02:26:48 PDT
       
  • Evolving Information Security Governance Practices from Evolving
           Technologies: Focus on Covid-19 Lockdowns

    • Authors: Cosmas Ngwenya et al.
      Abstract: This paper contemporizes evolving information security (IS) governance practices during the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) in South Africa. Using post-structuralism as a lens, we offer distinct insights regarding how information systems and technologies are evolving and the impact they present to the governance of IS systems during intermittent lockdowns. An online self-administered questionnaire was designed and distributed using Google forms to elicit data around evolution. A link was emailed to 160 respondents fitting pre-defined criteria. Data was exported to a statistical analysis software for analysis. Our results present an important relationship between technology evolutions and IS threats and that changes in technology as well as IS threats lead to changes in work routines and notably, IS governance. The model presented by this study helps IS practitioners understand how these important changes can be managed during these uncertain times.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 02:38:23 PDT
       
  • Crafting Electronic Medical Record Ontology for Interoperability

    • Authors: Esingbemi Princewill Ebietomere et al.
      Abstract: Clinical information system (CIS) whose core component is the electronic medical record (EMR), is critical to efficient health care delivery. However, patient mobility and CIS heterogeneity have strengthened the interoperability problem of EMRs. Although ontology is a panacea to this problem, creating interoperable EMR ontology is still esoteric. This paper explicates how an interoperable EMR ontology was crafted for a tertiary health facility in Nigeria. The ontology named EMRONT was created using the Noy and McGuiness’ methodology and Protégé. EMRONT has been evaluated for quality using competency questions and OntoQA and subsequently refined for interoperability by manual mapping to both Health Level 7 (HL7) standard and SNOMED-CT. EMRONT has been further refined for interoperability by semi-automatic mapping to SNOMED-CT using Snoggle. This paper has made exoteric the hitherto esoteric craft of building interoperable EMR ontology and exposed how semi-automatic mapping of EMR ontology to SNOMED is done in practice.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 02:32:43 PDT
       
  • Factors that Influence the Acceptance and Use of Formative Feedback in an
           Online Undergraduate Module

    • Authors: Jameson Goto et al.
      Abstract: The focus of the study was to determine the factors that influence the acceptance and use of online feedback in an undergraduate module using the modified unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT2). The participants were third-year pre-service teachers in the Bachelor of Education degree who were taking a fully online Teaching Studies module, in addition to their specialist subject areas at one of the universities in South Africa. A survey instrument was developed from the original UTAUT2 instrument and modified where appropriate, to fit the formative feedback context. Exploratory factor analysis was used to validate the instrument. The validated instrument yielded respectable reliability and construct validity. Confirmatory factor analysis verified the measurement model. The findings suggest that hedonic motivation, perceived relevance, habit, and social influence significantly affect the behavioral intention to use and accept online formative feedback, accounting for 63.6% of the variance explained, hence, signifying their importance.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 03:09:19 PDT
       
  • Mobile Phones and Social Inclusion of Women in Africa: A Nigerian
           Perspective

    • Authors: Naima Hafiz Abubakar et al.
      Abstract: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly being recognised as vital tools with regards to the social inclusion of women. Specifically, we investigate the effect of mobile phone use on the social inclusion of women in Nigeria. Our study focuses on what these women are able to achieve with their mobile phones and the implication of these achievements on their ability to effectively participate in the society. We draw on a qualitative ethnographic study of resettled northern women in the southern city of Lagos to understand how mobile phone use contributes to their social inclusion. From our analysis, we derive valuable capabilities such as to generate income, to be financially included, to maintain social relationships and to seek relevant information, that are enabled for these women through mobile phone use. However, the realisation of these capabilities is dependent upon personal, social and environmental conditions. We illustrate how women exercise their agency to use mobile phones in ways that enhance their wellbeing and overall effective participation in this new society. Our findings contribute to the discourse on the role of ICT in the process of social inclusion for women.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 02:32:38 PDT
       
  • A Framework for Accessing Patient Big Data: ANT View of a South African
           Health Facility

    • Authors: Sibulela Mgudlwa et al.
      Abstract: This study was undertaken to develop a framework that can be used to guide analysis when translating and transforming big data into a more purposeful resource for healthcare service delivery in South Africa. It is intended to assist in addressing some of the challenges encountered by healthcare facilities. Qualitative data were collected, with a focus on the types of interactions that happen between actors when accessing and using patients’ big data for healthcare services. Actor-network theory (ANT) was applied as a lens in the analysis of the data, to examine the relationships between actors when accessing and using big data for healthcare services. From the analysis, factors influencing the accessing and use of patient’s big data were found. These factors provided the basis from which a framework was developed. The framework can be used to guide the assessment of big data and improve healthcare and service delivery to the community.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 05:28:39 PDT
       
  • Examining the Factors Influencing the Achievement of IT-Business Alignment
           in a Developing Economy: Evidence from Ghanaian Public Universities

    • Authors: Dickson Ofosu et al.
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to qualitatively assess the state of information technology (IT) business alignment among Ghanaian universities and to identify factors that influence the achievement of four key dimensions of the concept. Studies show that factors influencing the achievement of the concept remain underexplored and research coverage for both developing economies and the higher education sector trails behind other sectors and developed economies. A two-round online Delphi technique was employed to elicit responses from personnel in IT leadership positions using Schlosser et al. (2012) alignment dimensions model as a lens. Findings suggest that IT investment is often aligned with institutional goals and that IT-business artifact mapping, IT-business partnerships, closing the IT-business communication gap, and technical skills and knowledge of IT staff are among key factors that influence the achievement of the intellectual, social, human, and environmental dimensions of IT-business alignment, respectively. Implications are also discussed.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 02:26:32 PDT
       
  • Predictors of Successful Adoption of Technology Supported Learning in
           Universities in Uganda: A Students’ Perspective

    • Authors: Esther Namirembe et al.
      Abstract: This study identified the predictors of successful adoption of technology supported learning (TSL) among students in universities. Presumably, the perspective of the students in understanding this study is crucial because students are key users of TSL systems and are faced with challenges in the adoption of such systems in learning institutions. We argue in the present study that predictors can be identified using Gestalts approach given the complex interactions between the organizational and individual factors. The extent of interaction between the factors was accomplished using the clustering algorithm. Data was collected from 184 students from Makerere and Gulu universities. Six clusters emerged out of the findings of which Cluster 4 students adopted TSL the most. These students indicated that successful adoption of TSL is best achieved when there is coherence between financial support and when they are in their second year of study.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 03:13:40 PDT
       
  • Challenges and Success Factors of Scaled Agile Adoption – A South
           African Perspective

    • Authors: Lucas Khoza et al.
      Abstract: Agile methods and Agile scaling frameworks have become a solution for software-developing organizations striving to improve the success of software projects. Agile methods were developed for small projects, but due to their benefits, even large software-developing organizations have adopted them to scale their software projects. This quantitative study was undertaken to deepen the researchers’ understanding of the critical success factors and challenges of Scaled Agile from the South African perspective. A simple random sampling method was used. Data was collected with the use of an online structured questionnaire and the response rate was 70%. The results reveal that customer satisfaction remains at the epicenter of adopting Scaled Agile methods. Lack of top management support remains the major challenge in adopting Scaled Agile. The results reveal some notable changes when it comes to the most adopted Agile scaling framework.
      PubDate: Wed, 26 May 2021 02:27:43 PDT
       
  • Emergence and Constraints of Enterprise Platform Silos for Online
           Interactions: A Case Study from Ghana Before and During Covid-19

    • Authors: John Effah
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to understand the emergence and constraints of enterprise platform silos for online interactions at the organizational level. Information systems (IS) research has focused more on external platforms without silos. As a result, not much is known about internal platforms and silos at the organizational level and how they constrain online interactions, especially in the developing economic context of Africa. This study follows an interpretive, qualitative case study methodology and the encounter-episode process model to investigate the case of using enterprise platform silos in an organization in Ghana, before and during Covid-19. The findings show how failure to modernize the installed-based platforms, integrate platform portfolios, use enterprise architecture, and build internal competence for platform integration leads to silos. Identified constraints include challenges with information sharing and transfer between platforms, manual intervention with delays and errors, and multiple sign-ins with different password formats per user.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 May 2021 07:02:16 PDT
       
  • Intention to Adopt E-Commerce: A Comparative Review Across Developed and
           Developing Economies

    • Authors: Mousa Albashrawi
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to conduct a comprehensive literature review of online purchase intention and present a comparative case between developed and developing economies over a 20-year period to reveal insightful implications for academia and industry. Online purchase intention refers to the intended behavior of an individual to buy a product or service from an online store. Prior research has failed to present a review that compares an individual’s online purchase intention across developed and developing economies in order to disclose the largest and smallest influencing factors, theories, and models in e-commerce. Our sample consists of 97 relevant articles focusing on online purchase intention retrieved from various quality databases, specifically from 53 peer-reviewed and validated journals. This research, in brief, will show different phases of analysis to better understand the current landscape of e-commerce behavioral intention and provide useful insights to researchers and professionals.
      PubDate: Wed, 05 May 2021 02:18:22 PDT
       
  • Opportunities for Reducing Expenses through Digital Innovation: The Case
           of an Insurance Company

    • Authors: Craig Paul Pillay et al.
      Abstract: Operational inefficiencies not only affect the quality of a company's offerings but also increase its overhead expenses. Insurance companies have some of the highest overhead costs, which often are transferred to customers as premiums for insurance products. While companies are adopting digital innovation to reduce expenses by optimizing their operational functions, not all companies are ready for the digital transformation journey, which risks their existence. The unreadiness exists despite evidence that digital innovation has many potential benefits to these companies. Nine participants from six business units, all with 133 employees, were interviewed for this study. This research uses a single, in-depth case study of an established insurance company to show how operational inefficiencies affect customers’ costs and how using digital innovation can reduce these expenses. The findings reveal that the insurer is still reliant on pre-digital methods to conduct business. This research amplifies the importance of adopting digital technologies, such as Artificial intelligence, Chatbot, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things into the insurance companies' processes, leading to lower operational expenses and more affordable products and services for customers.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:28:22 PDT
       
 
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