The use of mobile technologies in enhancing learning in South Africa and the challenges of increasing digital divide
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Foko, T. (2009). The use of mobile technologies in enhancing learning in South Africa and the challenges of increasing digital divide. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 2535-2540). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2009
Honolulu, HI, USA
June 22, 2009
George Siemens & Catherine Fulford
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Abstract: Failure at school because children from the low socio-economic background have no access to information and communication technologies motivated this study. The realisation that even the poorest of the poor South Africans have access to mobile phones has prompted the Meraka Institute to consider mobile phones as a South African computer and attempts to leverage these mobile devices for educational purposes. Therefore, in order to develop mobile learning tools it is important to ascertain the level of access to these mobiles and how their usage by learners from the less affluent backgrounds. In this study two affluent private schools and one previously Blacks only university were identified and participated. From this university only first year students of Media Studies took part. From the high schools participants were sourced from grades 7 to 12. The study is grounded in the development research paradigm.
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- Graduate teachers of an educational ICT programme: Where are they now?
- Educating the Mobile Generation – using personal cell phones as audience response systems in post-secondary science teaching.
- Implementing Mobile Learning in Developing Countries: Prospects and Challenges
- Literature Review of M-Learning Issues, M-Learning Projects and Technologies
- Toward Technology Integration in the Schools: Why It Isn’t Happening
- Perceptions of Faculty Development Programs: Further Inquiry into Technology Use
- Teachers’ Views on Factors Affecting Effective Integration of Information Technology in the Classroom: Developmental Scenery
- Assessing Teachers' Technology Acceptance and Usage Behavior
- University Teachers’ Perceptions and Use of ICT – Match or Mismatch?
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