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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Jul 30, 2005 Volume 1, Number 2

Editors

Laura Czerniewicz; Tony Carr

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 13

  1. Experiences with international online discussions: Participation patterns of Botswana and American students in an Adult Education and Development course at the University of Botswana

    Daniela Giannini-Gachago & Geoffrey Seleka, University of Botswana

    Essential parts of a blended learning environment are online communication tools. An online discussion forum is an asynchronous online communication tool, allowing remote students to discuss topics... More

  2. A Pedagogical and Economic critique of student charges for Internet access

    Duncan Greaves, Tertiary Education Network

    Charging students for Internet access is a tactic that is widely deployed in South African institutions of public higher education, either to conserve bandwidth, or as a side-effect of a... More

  3. The Shongololo Interconnectivity Pilot Project: A work in progress

    Joy Rosario & Lunga Molapo, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture

    The Shongololo project of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture in South Africa aims to endorse the notion that a school can quite effectively cross the digital divide with a single... More

  4. A response to "A pedagogical and economic critique of student charges for Internet access"

    Pippa Moll, Information and Communication Technology Services, University of Cape Town, Sout

    This paper is a practitioner response by an IT manager to a paper by Duncan Greaves entitled "A pedagogical and economic critique of student charges for Internet access", which appears in the same ... More

  5. DITonline: A journalistic experiment in blended, collaborative teaching and learning

    Tara Turkington & Richard Frank, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

    DITonline is an independent, daily news website run by students, for students, at the Durban Institute of Technology (DIT) in Durban, South Africa. The website is a collaborative project, emanating... More

  6. Blended online and face-to-face learning: A pilot project in the Faculty of Education, Eduardo Mondlane University

    Xavier Muianga, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

    This paper is about the introduction of blended online and face-to-face learning to the Faculty of Education at Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU) in Mozambique. The main objective of the... More

  7. Guest Editorial - Growing communities of practice among educational technology researchers and practitioners in development-oriented contexts: Linking local and global debates

    Laura Czerniewicz & Tony Carr, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    This editorial starts from the context of disparities in access between the North and the South and within the Southern African region. The authors then explore the origins of the papers in the e... More

    pp. 3-24

  8. Changing the landscape of learning: The impact of institutional mergers on blended learning provision in South African higher education

    Andrew Paterson, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

    This article analyses the implications of institutional mergers for information systems development and in particular for the provision of blended and collaborative learning in the South African... More

    pp. 25-41

  9. Access to ICTs for teaching and learning: From single artefact to inter-related resources

    Laura Czerniewicz & Cheryl Brown, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    In the past few years, concepts of the digital divide and theories of access to ICT have evolved beyond a focus on the separation of the 'haves' and the 'have nots' to include more than just... More

    pp. 42-56

  10. Computer-supported development of critical reasoning skills

    David Spurrett, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    This paper describes the early stages of an ongoing curriculum initiative in the teaching of critical reasoning skills in the philosophy curriculum on the Howard College Campus of the University of... More

    pp. 57-69

  11. Border crossings and multimodal composition in the arts

    Andrew Morrison, Intermedia University of Oslo, Norway

    Developmental and development-oriented learning with digital media are discussed in relation to the concepts border crossings and multimodal composition. The first concept refers to a transveral of... More

    pp. 70-93

  12. Online debating to encourage student participation in online learning environments: A qualitative case study at a South African university

    Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams & Markus Mostert, Rhodes University, South Africa

    The use of computer-mediated communication in higher education presents opportunities for students to be part of an online learning community irrespective of their geographical location. However,... More

    pp. 94-104

  13. Towards appropriate methodologies to research interactive learning: Using a design experiment to assess a learning programme for complex thinking development

    Jean Botha, Duan van der Westhuizen & Estelle De Swardt, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    In this paper, we contend that the most appropriate way to research the effectiveness of online learning is the use of Design Experiments. We present an exemplar of a recent design experiment that ... More

    pp. 105-117