Information and Technology in Education and Learning
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  • Kaito Takashima, Yuki Yamada
    2024 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages Sh-p001
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 15, 2024

    “Online teaching” has been challenging for many university faculty members since 2020. Moreover, we have yet to find studies examining explanations for this improved understanding. In this study, we set up a live online explanation situation to examine the effectiveness of confirmation (i.e., asking questions to verify a figure drawn or the listener’s understanding of the speaker’s explanations). We recruited 44 pairs of university students (88 in total) for this experiment. However, these results did not indicate a significant effect. This may be because online verbal explanations have unique characteristics that differ from face-to-face explanations. Future research should examine factors not considered in previous studies on face-to-face situations, such as the timing of status confirmation and nonvocal cues.

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  • Satoshi Tanaka, Megumi Ikeda, Ryohei Ikejiri, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Kaede K ...
    2024 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages Trans-p001
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 14, 2024

    Although proactive behavior, characterized by individuals’ active and proactive work on themselves and their environment to adapt to an organization, is noted to improve their working ability and self-understanding in the workplace, the process has not been studied. This study examines the effect of young workers’ proactive behavior on improving their competence at work, focusing on the mediating effect of reflection. A quantitative survey was conducted on 942 employees working in Japanese companies, all in their 20s. The participants had a mean age of 26.6 years, with 46.0% being women. Factor analysis demonstrated that proactive behavior comprised feedback-seeking, organizational information-seeking, and networking behavior, and their impact on ability improvement was examined through reflection. The path analysis showed that the feedback-seeking and organizational information-seeking behaviors of young workers positively influenced the improvement of competence in the workplace through the mediating effect of reflection. Based on the results, the significance of this study and future issues are discussed.

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