Education

Publications on eLearning

USP staff across all Faculties are committed to understanding the teaching and learning process better, and as such routinely conduct research about learning and teaching in their disciplines of study.

Here we provide a sample of recent publications by USP staff from Faculties.

FALE

FALE Publications on eLearning

  1. Raturi, S. (2017), ICT integrated pedagogies and teacher training: Perspectives from the Pacific Island Countries, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, pp 117-128, Vol. 14. No.4. ISSN 1550-6908.
  2. Raturi, S. and Chandra, S. (2016), Learners and Instructors’ digital status and satisfaction with learning environments in Higher Education, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, pp 31-52, Vol. 13. No.5&6. ISSN 1550-6908.
  3. Raturi, S. (2016), Education development challenges and potential for flexible & open learning in Tuvalu, Tuvalu Country Study, Commonwealth of Learning.
  4. Raturi, S. and Kedrayate, A. (2015), Impact of elearning on primary school children and teachers: A study of the One Laptop Per Child Pilot project in Fiji, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, pp 3-24, Vol. 12, No.8. ISSN 1550-6908.
  5. Lingam, G.I., Raturi. S. and Finau, K. (2015), Improving Educational Reach in Pacific Island Countries with ICT, Education in Oceania, Editors Michael Crossly, Greg Hancock and Terra Sprague, Continuum Book Series Education Around the World – Series Editor Dr. Colin Brock, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, UK
  6. Raturi, S. (2015), An evaluation of the Elearning Continuum in Higher Education: A Study at the University of the South Pacific, PhD thesis, USP.
  7. Raturi, S. (2014), Online tools in elearning in the context of developing countries: A study at the University of the South Pacific, MOOC, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE), pp. 112-117, IEEE 2014, Patiala, India. DOI 10.1109/MITE.2014.7020252
  8. Raturi, S., Hogan, R. and Thaman, K.H. (2011), Learners’ Access to tools and experience with technology at the University of the South Pacific, Readiness for e-learning, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27 (3), pp  411-427.
  9. Raturi, S., Hogan, R. and Thaman, K.H. (2011), Learners’ Preference for Instructional Delivery Mode: A Case Study from the University of South Pacific (USP), International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, pp 17-32, Vol. 8. No.6. ISSN 1550-6908.

FBE

FBE Publications on eLearning

Note: All publications are ranked as 'B' according to the USP ranking

  1. Chand, A., and Chand, P (2017), Advantages and Disadvantages of using Viber as Distance student learning Tool in a Regional University,  International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Vol.14, No. 12,. pp. 54-60. ISSN 1550-6908.
  2. Chand, A., Singh, R. and Chand, A. (2017),  Peer Mentoring Program: Empirical Evidence from South Pacific Region, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Vol.14, No. 12,. pp. 61-68. ISSN 1550-6908.
  3. Naidu, S. and Chand, A., Pandaram, A. and Chand, A. (2017), Fostering teaching excellence through first year distance and flexible learning education: a study of 12 Pacific island countries, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (5). pp. 59-71. ISSN 1550-6908.
  4. Naidu, S., Pandaram, A., and Lako, J., Chand, A., and Dayal, M. (2017), Herzberg’s two factor theory and motivation level of students in the classroom: juxtaposing situational variables from Madagascar, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (11). pp. 54-60. ISSN 1550-6908.
  5. Naidu, S., Pandaram, A., Chand, A., and Chand, A., (2017), Exploring the positive and negative impacts of using YouTube videos to enhance student’s learning in an undergraduate and Master’s programme, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (8). pp. 18-30. ISSN 1550-6908.
  6. Naidu, S., and Yashnita, N. (2017), Policies on technical education and availability of technical workforce to the private sector in Fiji, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (6). pp. 73-82. ISSN 1550-6908.
  7. Narayan, J. and Sharma, S. Mobile Learning for Higher Education: A South Pacific Perspective, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.
  8. Sharma, S., Narayan, J. and Greig, T., Facebook as a Tool for Higher Learning: A South Pacific Regional University Perspective, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

FSTE

FSTE Publications on eLearning for 2013-2018

1. School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences

Journal Articles

  1. P. Reddy, B. Sharma, and S. Hussein. Tablet Learning and its perceived usage at a Higher Education Institute in Fiji. Special Issue on ICT, Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 51(2), 131-142, 2017.

Conference Proceedings

  1. E. Reddy, P. Reddy and B. Sharma. Mobile Learning Readiness and ICT Competency: A Case Study of High School Students in the Pacific Island, In  Proceedings of  Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, IEEE, Nadi, Fiji, 2017. Accepted.
  2. E. Reddy, P. Reddy and B. Sharma. Student Readiness and Perception to the Use of Smart Phones for Higher Education in the Pacific, In  Proceedings of  Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, IEEE, Nadi, Fiji, pp. 258-264, 2016.
  3. P. Reddy and B. Sharma. Effectiveness of Tablet Learning in Online Courses at University of the South Pacific, In Proceedings of Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, IEEE, pp 1-9, Fiji, Dec. 2015.    
  4. P. Reddy, B. Sharma. Effectiveness of tablet learning devices for an online course at University of the South Pacific. 39th Pacific Circle Consortium Conference- Mapping 21st Eduscapes, GCC complex Suva, Fiji, 1-5th July, 2015.
  5. S. Nusair, B. Sharma and G. Khan. Edutainment for an Enhanced Learning Experience (ELE), in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by The University of the South Pacific, 147-151, 2015.    

2. Faculty Admin Office

Journal Articles

  1. S. Chandra and B. Sharma. Near, far, wherever you are: Chemistry via distance in the South Seas, American Journal of Distance Education.
  2. B. Sharma, S. Narayan, A. Anzeg, B. Kumar and J. Raj. Science Teachers Accelerated Programme Model: A Joint Partnership in the Pacific Region, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2017.1359820, 2017.
  3. S. Brown, S. White, B. Sharma, L. Wakeling, M. Naiker, S. Chandra, R. Gopalan and V.B. Bilimoria. Attitude to the study of chemistry and its relationship with achievement in an introductory undergraduate course, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(2), April 2015, pp. 33 - 41. doi: 10.14434/josotl.v15i2.13283
  4. S. Brown, B. Sharma, L. Wakeling, M. Naiker, S. Chandra, R. Gopalan and V.B. Bilimoria. Quantifying attitude to chemistry in students at the University of the South Pacific, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 15, 184-191, 2014. doi: 10.1039/c3rp00155e
  5. Fonolahi, A.V., Khan, M.G.M., Jokhan, A. (2014), Are students studying in the online mode faring as well as students studying in the face-to-face mode? Has equivalence in learning been achieved?,”Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10(4), 598-609.

Conference Proceedings

  1. B. Sharma, B. Kumar & A. Bali, Online Mathematics Diagnostic Test and Remediation for New Entrants in Higher Education in the Pacific Region, ICME 13 - International Congress on Mathematical Education, 24-31 July, Hamburg, Germany. To Appear.
  2. B. Kumar and B. Sharma. Development of an Online Orientation Tool for First Year Science Students: Transitioning for Success, In Proceedings of Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention & Success (STARS) Conference, Perth, Australia, July 2016.   
  3. B. Kumar & B. Sharma, Success of the First Year At-risk Students in University Mathematics Courses through Adaptive Interventions, ICME 13 - International Congress on Mathematical Education, 24-31 July, Hamburg, Germany. To Appear.
  4. S. Azid and B. Sharma. Connecting the region using Intelligent Classrooms, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 117-120 (2015).
  5. S. Chand, R. Finiasi, B. Sharma and A. Jokhan. SMS-based Classroom Assessments at the University of the South Pacific, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 81-85 (2015).    
  6. R. Finiasi, B. Sharma, S. Chand and S. Prasad. Exploration of Mobile Technology: Transforming Learning & Services in the Pacific Region, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 107-111 (2015).
  7. S. Singh, B. Sharma and A. Jokhan. Implementing Programme-wide ePortfolio to Support Sustainable Student Learning at USP, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 112-116 (2015).  
  8. R. Kumar, B. Sharma, V. Rao and A. Jokhan. Introduction of Tablet Learning in the Pacific Region, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 135-139 (2015).   
  9. R. Kumar, B. Sharma and A. Jokhan. The Online Mathematics Diagnostic Test at USP: A Tool to Identify Numeracy Gap, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 159-164 (2015).    
  10. V. Singh, B. Sharma, A. Jokhan and S. Singh. Early Warning System, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 165-169 (2015).    
  11. B. Kumar, B. Sharma and A. Sharma. FSTE Refresher and Induction Programme, in Science for Human Security and Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands and RIM: proceedings of 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, Fiji, 8-11 July 2013, edited by University of the South Pacific, 200-203 (2015).  
  12. S. Singh, A. Jokhan, B. Sharma & D. Lindley. Supporting Sustainable Student Learning At USP Through the Use of Eportfolios, IEEE Conference on E-Learning, E-Management and E-Services, Malaysia, 2-4 December, 2013.

Book Chapters

  1. B. Sharma, R. Kumar, V. Rao, R. Finiasi, S. Chand, V. Singh & R. Naicker. A Mobile Learning Journey in Pacific Education, In Angela Murphy et al. (Eds) Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region – Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies, Vol. 40, 581-606, 2017.
  2. B. Sharma, A. Jokhan, R. Kumar, R. Finiasi, S. Chand and V. Rao, Use of Short Message Service for Learning and Student Support in the Pacific Region, In: Y. Zhang, Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning, Springer, 2015.