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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2013) pp. 99–120
Higher education institutions (HEIs) increasingly use technology-enhanced learning (TEL) environments (e.g. blended learning and e-learning) to improve student throughput and retention rates. As the demand for TEL courses increases, expectations...
Snapshots of Student-Teachers' Experiences of DVDs in a Learner Support Programme in a Developing ODL Context
Africa Education Review Vol. 11, No. 4 (2014) pp. 526–543
The School of Continuing Teacher Education (SCTE) in South Africa delivers an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) Learner Support Programme to Open Distance Learning (ODL) students in Namibia, a developing sub-Saharan African country. This paper ...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (June 2010) pp. 101–107
Many postgraduate students cannot cope with the demands of higher education. In South Africa one in every six students never graduates. Poor preparation for higher education includes students' meager computer and information literacy skills. While...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 167–176
South Africa participated in the Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES 2006) - a large scale international survey on the ICT practices of schools around the world. SITES 2006 did not focus on the unique human experiences and...
Journal of Education for Business Vol. 78, No. 6 (2003) pp. 347–53
A taxonomy of types of faculty participation in online course discussions was developed and a survey of 18 online business instructors and administrators was used to develop expectations for type and number of feedback messages. Results were used to ...
Development of ODL in a newly industrialised country according to face-to-face contact, ICT, and e-readiness
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb 14, 2013) pp. 84–105
A large number of unqualified and under-qualified in-service teachers are holding back socio-economical development in South Africa, a newly industrialized country. Open and distance learning (ODL) provides an innovative strategy and praxis for...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 37–51
The establishment of an online community is widely held as the most important prerequisite for successful course completion and depends on an interaction between a peer group and a facilitator. Beaudoin reasoned that online students sometimes engage ...
International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning 2017 (2017)
To enter the world of work, students require skills which include flexibility, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication. The use of mobile technologies which are specifically created for a context could stimulate...
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 4, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 30–48
UFractions (Ubiquitous fractions) is a storytelling mobile game that utilizes fraction rods in solving real life related math problems. The prototype of UFractions was tested during the period March 2009 to May 2011 in South Africa, Finland, and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 112–122
Mobile Fabrication Laboratories, or FabLabs, have the potential to act as centers to promote creativity and innovation, and to bring about long-term social innovation in disadvantaged and rural communities across South Africa. In essence, Mobile...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 586–595
This paper addresses the affective human experiences in terms of the emotions of South African teacher-students while attaining computer competencies for teaching and learning, and for ODL. The full mixed method study investigated how computers...
ICT in education policy and practice in developing countries: South Africa and Chile compared through SITES 2006
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 4 pp. 1552–1563
This paper presents a comparison between South African and Chilean results on SITES (Second Information Technology in Education Study) 2006 study, aiming to show and discuss both disparities and similarities, and trying to explain them through an...