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Zuhoor Al-Khanjari

Bio: Zuhoor Al-Khanjari is an academic researcher from Sultan Qaboos University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Collaborative learning & Software development. The author has an hindex of 11, co-authored 71 publications receiving 433 citations.


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TL;DR: A critical review of educationally advanced countries suggests that adoption of M- learning is influenced by country specific as well as individual constraints, and five important lessons have been drawn from these countries, national level initiatives, public and private partnership, characteristics of learners and cultural norms, M-Learning infrastructure, and awareness.

81 citations

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TL;DR: The finding indicates the potential of all approaches in developing an online learning environment for remote collaborative learning despite the lack of fulfilling all the requirements highlighted in the four views.

37 citations

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TL;DR: The research in this context involves at first examining various metrics used in plagiarism detection in program codes and secondly selecting an appropriate statistical measure using attribute counting metrics (ATMs) for detecting plagiarism in Java programming assignments.
Abstract: Practical computing courses that involve significant amount of programming assessment tasks suffer from e-Plagiarism. A pragmatic solution for this problem could be by discouraging plagiarism particularly among the beginners in programming. One way to address this is to automate the detection of plagiarized work during the marking phase. Our research in this context involves at first examining various metrics used in plagiarism detection in program codes and secondly selecting an appropriate statistical measure using attribute counting metrics (ATMs) for detecting plagiarism in Java programming assignments. The goal of this investigation is to study the effectiveness of ATMs for detecting plagiarism among assignment submissions of introductory programming courses.

26 citations

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TL;DR: Moodle is introduced at the College of Science, Department of Computer Science for the students to get access to the digital material of the Basic Computing Skills next to, traditional face to face instruction, communication through online chat session, e-mails etc.
Abstract: KEYWORDS: Moodle, I.T., Online-learning, Instruction, Students attitudes 1. INTRODUCTION: We are rising in a global civilization, and the entire world has become a widespread village. The progression in the technology has influenced and has changed the previous outline and our lives. Oman is one, among the nations, on the rise, determined to advance the pedagogical system, up to the level of flourishing accomplishments. Sultan Qaboos University is the sole national university in the country, serving more than 14000 male and female students. At the College of Science, Department of Computer Science, we have introduced Moodle for the students to get access to the digital material of the Basic Computing Skills next to, traditional face to face instruction, communication through online chat session, e-mails etc. Shift from traditional face to face learning towards digital learning atmosphere like Moodle might have implications on students‟ approaches and attitudes. According to

23 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a MobiLearn framework is proposed to enhance the learning process in the current education system through the application of six human factors: flexibility, suitability, sociability, efficiency, enjoyment, and economics.

22 citations


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TL;DR: A framework for model driven engineering is set out, which proposes an organisation of the modelling 'space' and how to locate models in that space, and identifies the need for defining families of languages and transformations, and for developing techniques for generating/configuring tools from such definitions.
Abstract: The Object Management Group's (OMG) Model Driven Architecture (MDA) strategy envisages a world where models play a more direct role in software production, being amenable to manipulation and transformation by machine. Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is wider in scope than MDA. MDE combines process and analysis with architecture. This article sets out a framework for model driven engineering, which can be used as a point of reference for activity in this area. It proposes an organisation of the modelling 'space' and how to locate models in that space. It discusses different kinds of mappings between models. It explains why process and architecture are tightly connected. It discusses the importance and nature of tools. It identifies the need for defining families of languages and transformations, and for developing techniques for generating/configuring tools from such definitions. It concludes with a call to align metamodelling with formal language engineering techniques.

1,476 citations

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TL;DR: A comprehensive overview of a broad spectrum of fault localization techniques, each of which aims to streamline the fault localization process and make it more effective by attacking the problem in a unique way is provided.
Abstract: Software fault localization, the act of identifying the locations of faults in a program, is widely recognized to be one of the most tedious, time consuming, and expensive – yet equally critical – activities in program debugging. Due to the increasing scale and complexity of software today, manually locating faults when failures occur is rapidly becoming infeasible, and consequently, there is a strong demand for techniques that can guide software developers to the locations of faults in a program with minimal human intervention. This demand in turn has fueled the proposal and development of a broad spectrum of fault localization techniques, each of which aims to streamline the fault localization process and make it more effective by attacking the problem in a unique way. In this article, we catalog and provide a comprehensive overview of such techniques and discuss key issues and concerns that are pertinent to software fault localization as a whole.

822 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the effectiveness of a blended learning environment through analyzing the relationship between student characteristics/background, design features and learning outcomes was investigated through a survey administered to 238 respondents.
Abstract: This paper investigates the effectiveness of a blended learning environment through analyzing the relationship between student characteristics/background, design features and learning outcomes. It is aimed at determining the significant predictors of blended learning effectiveness taking student characteristics/background and design features as independent variables and learning outcomes as dependent variables. A survey was administered to 238 respondents to gather data on student characteristics/background, design features and learning outcomes. The final semester evaluation results were used as a measure for performance as an outcome. We applied the online self regulatory learning questionnaire for data on learner self regulation, the intrinsic motivation inventory for data on intrinsic motivation and other self-developed instruments for measuring the other constructs. Multiple regression analysis results showed that blended learning design features (technology quality, online tools and face-to-face support) and student characteristics (attitudes and self-regulation) predicted student satisfaction as an outcome. The results indicate that some of the student characteristics/backgrounds and design features are significant predictors for student learning outcomes in blended learning.

366 citations

01 Jan 2011
TL;DR: In this article, the problems in teaching tenses to Turkish students at university level in Turkey have been studied and most frequently occurred errors have been listed and they have been analyzed in detail, which revealed that the reasons for these errors mostly derive from mother tongue interference and lack of adequate linguistic background.
Abstract: This study focuses on the problems in teaching tenses to Turkish students at university level in Turkey. Some of the problematic and confusing tenses such as Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense, Present Continuous and Present Simple, Past Simple and Past Continuous Tense Teaching grammar have been handled throughout this study with the data obtained from the written exams of the learners. Most frequently occurred errors have been listed and they have been analyzed in detail. The findings reveal that the reasons for these errors mostly derive from mother tongue interference and lack of adequate linguistic background. The other component of this article is to offer remedial teaching activities for foreign language learners to compensate the shortcomings.

293 citations