International Journal in Information Technology in Governance, Education and Business International Journal in Information Technology in Governance, Education and Business en-US (IJITGEB) (IJITGEB) Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 Virtualizing a University Campus Tour: A Pilot Study on its Usability and User Experience, and Perception <p>In-person campus tours given to prospective students is an essential undertaking by universities. Such tours offer new faculty and students an overview of expectations and norms in the university community as a whole. The International Christian University (ICU) has been utilizing in-person campus tours in open campus activities as part of its normal daily operations but due to limited human and temporal resources, along with the unforeseen unexpected outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, there has developed a need to provide prospective students, family members, and other visitors alternative ways to learn about the campus. In this regard, the proliferation of 360° or virtual reality (VR) photo cameras and the ever-increasing supply of low-cost technologies for experiencing VR applications provide a practical and virtual alternative. This paper describes a pilot project utilizing a VR photo-based tour as an alternative to ICU’s traditional physical campus tours. It presents a usability analysis and a preliminary draft measure of user experience arrived at after conducting correlation analysis, t-test, and text analysis, and obtaining preliminary results such as the effect of spatial presence on usability, desire to visit, and variables related to interest and intrinsic motivation. The key findings show how a VR campus tour can, if used correctly, complement and augment in-person campus tours, while opening up opportunities for further investigating spatial presence and motivation in educational contexts.</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>Keywords</em></strong>: virtual reality, VR photo-based tour, virtual tour, usability, 360° technology</p> Roberto B. Figueroa, Jr., Gibran Alejandro Garcia Mendoza, Jennifer Christine Clasara Fajardo, Siaw Eng Tan, Eiman Yassin, Teo Hui Thian ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0700 An Interactive Foreign Language Trainer Using Assessment and Feedback Modalities <p>English has long been set as the “universal language.” Basically most, if not all countries in the world know how to speak English or at least try to use it in their everyday communications for the purpose of globalizing. This study is designed to help the students learn from one or all of the four most commonly used foreign languages in the field of Information Technology namely; Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. Composed of a set of words, phrases, and sentences, the program is intended to quickly teach the students in the form of basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. This study has used the Agile model in system development. Functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, and portability were also considered in determining the level of the system’s acceptability in terms of ISO 25010:2011. This interactive foreign language trainer is built to associate fun with learning, to remedy the lack of perseverance by some in learning a new language, and to make learning the user’s favorite playtime activity. The study allows the user to interact with the program which provides support for their learning. Moreover, this study reveals that integrating feedback modalities in the training and assessment modules of the software strengthens and enhances the memory in learning the language.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong><em>Keywords</em></strong>: Feedback, Assessment, Learning Modalities, Language Trainer, Interactive Technology</p> Rosalyn P. Reyes, Evelyn C. Samson, Julius G. Garcia ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0700 Predictive Validity of a Cybercrime Awareness Tool: The Case of Senior High School Students in a Philippine Secondary School <p>The advent of technology paves for a better understanding of the various realities the world contains. However, misuse of these instruments’ impacts people's way of living and education, especially in the new normal. Thus, an analysis was carried out to classify cybercrime awareness indicators as viewed by senior high school students at Dolores National High School using a researcher-developed unidimensional questionnaire. An 18-item Likert scale researcher-developed questionnaire, termed Cybercrime Awareness Tool (CcAT), was administered to a total of 200 students, with 50 respondents per senior high school strands using Google Form. The Principal Component Analysis (PCA) also known as Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was applied to the collected data which gave rise to four factors named; 1) Awareness on Phishing, 2) Awareness on Spamming, 3) Perceived effectiveness of antivirus software, and 4) Bullying on the web. The CcAQ was also found to have adequate internal consistency of .823 Cronbach alpha for the overall instrument, and subscale alphas ranging from .772 to .858. The multivariate analysis of variance on the interaction of sex and senior highs school strand showed a significant link to the respondents' cybercrime awareness. Hence, the researchers recommend this tool to assess schools' cybercrime awareness on the four factors.</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords</em></strong><em>:</em> <em>Cybercrime Awareness, Exploratory Factor Analysis, Senior High School Strands</em></p> Ben Fermin Q. Abuda, Kareen Dionesia Rivera, Roselle Valerio Noroña ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0700 Geomorphometry methods for the classifications and analysis of the isolated hills in Lebanon <p>Geomorphometry methods for mountain ordering and classifications allow the recognizable proof of precise connections between different morphological parameters. The geomorphometric analysis incorporates quantitative estimation and examination of geography, it explores the impact of help, on landform evolution. Lebanese Mountains are classified based on the hydrological method of Strahlers stream order, closed-loop concentric contour lines define the first-order mountain. Higher-order mountains are defined by a set of closed contour lines containing lower-order mountains and have only one closed contour line for each elevation. This paper generates and classify mountains orders by their circularity forms and test the magnitude of isolated hills dissection, to understand their spatial location and the reason there are. These diverse lithologies and tectonic activities have contributed to developing many types of natural isolated hills of different forms such as circular, oval elongated, and complex shapes. The dissection of these forms of different mountain orders is analyzed by studying the variations in dissection index with mountains order and tested with the geological map of Lebanon. The result shows that the High dissection index value goes to the first and second mountains orders due to high erosion expressed by the high terrain relative relief, and the isolated hills were caused by the orogenic phase which began in the Upper Jurassic during the rise of the two mountainous chains Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon. These isolated hills are mainly part of the Cenomanian of the Cretaceous and the Upper Jurassic formed by the erosion generated from the stream density during this period.</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords:</em></strong> Mountains order, dissection index, circularity index</p> Jean A. Doumit, Naji J. Kehdi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0700 Increasing Mathematics Performance of Grade 8 Learners through Computer-Based Interactive Learning Activities <p>This study aims to determine the effectiveness of Computer-Based Interactive Learning Activities (CBILA) in Increasing Mathematics Performance of Grade 8 Learners. The pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design and purposive sampling technique were used. There were 80 heterogeneous learners involved in this study, 40 students in the CBILA group and 40 students in the Traditional Methods of Teaching (TMT) group. The experimental group was exposed to CBILA with guided learning materials that include activities and exercises in audio-visual presentations and interactive multimedia format. &nbsp;The scores were taken from the pretest-posttest of Quarter 4 Math 8 subject. Students’ performance in mathematics was described from the mean scores. A t-test analysis was conducted to determine the significant difference between the pretest and posttest scores of the two groups. Findings showed that before the conduct of the study, the two groups have the same performance at the beginning of the experiment. The posttest scores in the CBILA group were noted to be significantly better compared with those in the TMT group. The performance in Mathematics of the learners taught using CBILA was better than those students taught using TMT. The results of this study showed that technology-based teaching and learning when introduced to and utilized by learners were effective in increasing the mean percentage score. Hence, it is recommended to use CBILA in other learning areas to confirm the result of the experiment. Furthermore, CBILA can be implemented in other schools to supplement its effectiveness and to maximize its use in the future.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong><em>Keywords</em></strong>: Computer-Based Interactive Learning, Traditional Method of Teaching, Mathematics Performance, Comparative Study</p> Proceso L. Mengote, Jr. ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0700