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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Aug 31, 2015 Volume 11, Number 2

Editors

Stewart Marshall; Wal Taylor

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 13

  1. Exploring the use of ICTs in learning and disseminating livestock husbandry knowledge to urban and peri-urban communities in Tanzania

    Consolata Angello, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

    This paper discusses the importance of various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in learning and disseminating relevant information on livestock husbandry in Tanzania. The paper is ... More

  2. A narrative approach to studying the diversification of inquiry learning across instructional settings

    Nico Rutten & Wouter van Joolingen, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands; Gerdi Haverkamp-Hermans & Franz Bogner, University of Bayreuth, Germany; Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Christian Stracke, University of Duisburg‐Essen, Germany; Petros Lameras, Coventry University, UK, United Kingdom; Augusto Chioccariello, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy; Rosa Doran, Nucleo Interactivo de Astronomia, Portugal; Rdiger Tiemann, Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin, Germany; Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, VELTI, Greece; Jasminka Maravic, Croatian Academic and Research Network, Croatia; Yvonne Crotty & Claire Kelly, Dublin City University, Ireland; Vassiliki Markaki & Angelos Lazoudis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece; Jani Koivula, University of Helsinki, Finland; Dimitris Polymatidis, SETApps, Greece

    In this study we followed a narrative approach to investigate the function that digital, interactive tools can fulfill in inquiry teaching and learning. Such a narrative can be conceived as ... More

  3. Uncovering reading habits of university students in Uganda: Does ICT matter?

    Samali Mlay, Makerere University Business School, Uganda; Humphrey Sabi, ICT University, USA, United States; Clive Tsuma, Walden University, USA, United States; Kehbuma Langmia, Howard University, USA, United States

    This paper investigates how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can improve reading habits among university students. We also investigated the influence of home culture, school culture... More

  4. Poem Generator: A comparative quantitative evaluation of a microworlds-based learning approach for teaching English

    Craig Jenkins, University of South Wales, UK, United Kingdom

    This paper is a comparative quantitative evaluation of an approach to teaching poetry in English that employs a ‘guided discovery’ pedagogy using computer-based microworlds. It uses an experimental... More

  5. Interactive-GIS-Tutor (IGIST) integration: Creating a digital space gateway within a textbook-bound South African Geography class

    Elfrieda Fleischmann, Cedar College of Education, South Africa; Christo Van der Westhuizen, North West Univeristy (NWU), South Africa; Dirk Cilliers, North West University (NWU), South Africa

    Currently there is a global drive among political and educational institutions to implement geographic information system (GIS) practice in secondary schools. However, Geography teachers worldwide,... More

  6. Teaching faculty’s perception about implementing elearning practices at the University of Guyana

    Kerwin Livingstone, University of Guyana, Guyana

    In this modern era, the traditional approach to learning and teaching, which may engage students, does not lend itself to diversity. Since this approach is viewed as a barrier to significant... More

  7. When going hybrid is not enough: Statistical analysis of effectiveness of blended courses piloted within Tempus BLATT Project

    Aleksandar Jovanovic, Anita Jankovic, Snezana Markovic Jovanovic, Vladan Peric, Biljana Vitosevic & Milos Pavlovic, University of Pristina, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

    The paper describes the delivery of the courses in the framework of the project implementation and presents the effect the change in the methodology had on student performance as measured by final ... More

  8. Promoting teaching and learning in Ghanaian Basic Schools through ICT

    James Natia, Zonzongili Development Associates, Ghana; Seidu Al-hassan, University for Development Studies, Ghana

    The Basic School Computerization policy was created in 2011 to introduce computers and e-learning into the entire educational system to promote training and life-long learning. Using data obtained ... More

  9. Barriers and strategies on adoption of e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions: Lessons for adopters

    Dalton Kisanga & Gren Ireson, Nottingham Trent University, UK, United Kingdom

    Tanzanian Higher learning institutions (HLIs) are faced with challenges of adopting e-learning in education. This study involved experts in e-learning to examine barriers of adopting e-learning and... More

  10. Learning Management System success: Increasing Learning Management System usage in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa

    Joel Mtebe, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted by higher education institutions globally for over a decade. Institutions in sub-Saharan Africa now spend a significant proportion of... More

  11. Administration’s perception about the feasibility of elearning practices at the University of Guyana

    Kerwin Livingstone, University of Guyana

    Since the genesis of technology, some decades ago, the use of information and communication technologies in educational practices has been steadily increasing. In educational institutions, some... More

  12. Evaluation of elearning usage in South African universities: A critical review

    Emily Bagarukayo, Makerere University, Uganda; Billy Kalema, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    Although eLearning is the use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment, there is no common approach to it across South African Higher Education Institutions. There is therefore a concern... More

  13. Teachers’ ICT usage in second-cycle institutions in Ghana: A qualitative study

    Charles Buabeng-Andoh, Pentecost University College, Ghana; Issifu Yidana, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

    The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers’ use of ICT and the factors that affect their ICT use in secondary schools in Ghana. A focus group interview was used to gather data from... More