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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Dec 27, 2013 Volume 9, Number 3

Editors

Stewart Marshall; Wal Taylor

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Information systems education in Kenya: Students’ specialization choice trends (a case study of Kenya Polytechnic University College)

    Atieno Ndede-Amadi, Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

    The objective of this study was to determine the time and level of Information Systems (IS) awareness among Kenyan university students and the choice of IS as a field of specialization. The study... More

  2. The usage and impact of internet enabled phones on academic concentration among students of tertiary institutions: A study of University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Emeka Ezemenaka, Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA), Nigeria

    The usage of Internet enabled phones has been a 21st century phenomenon that spreads for different purposes and functions. This study looks into the usage and perceived effect implications internet... More

  3. Technology, teachers, and training: Combining theory with Macedonia’s experience

    Laura Hosman, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, United States; Maja Cvetanoska, YES Network Project, EDC/USAID Macedonia

    Numerous developing countries are currently planning or executing projects that introduce technology into their educational systems. This article asserts that such projects will have limited long... More

  4. A study of the tablet computer’s application in K-12 schools in China

    Taotao Long, The University of Tennessee, USA, United States; Wexin Liang, Center for Distance Education, Beijing Institute of Education, China; Shengquan Yu, College of Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University, China

    As an emerging mobile terminal, the tablet computer has begun to enter into the educational system. With the aim of having a better understanding of the application and people's perspectives on the... More

  5. Using multimedia technology to build a community of practice: pre-service teachers’ and digital storytelling in South Africa

    Agnes Chigona, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

    Employing the theory of Community of Practice (CoP), this paper shows how the use of multimedia led a group of pre-service teachers to build a community of practice in the process of completing... More

  6. Gifting computers to a poor school in Nepal: Beyond the Bling

    John Raven, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates

    Donating computers to schools in poorer communities with the altruistic hope of bridging some kind of “digital-divide” by providing access to modern technologies may seem commendable. Critics,... More

  7. Factors enabling the use of technology in subject teaching

    Begum Cubukcuoglu, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus

    The importance of information and communication technologies in the teaching and learning process has been proven by many research studies to be an effective way of supporting teaching and learning... More

  8. The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana

    Troy Thomas, Lenandlar Singh & Kemuel Gaffar, University of Guyana, Guyana

    In this paper, we compare the utility of modified versions of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in a... More

  9. The prospect of animated videos in agriculture and health: A case study in Benin

    Julia Bello-Bravo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, United States; Elie Dannon, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Benin; Tolulope Agunbiade, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, United States; Manuele Tamo, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Benin; Barry Pittendrigh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, United States

    Cell-phone ready educational videos, translated into local languages, are a very recent phenomenon in developing nations. One of the reasons for the emergence of this approach is due to the... More

  10. Students’ experiences and challenges of blended learning at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Joel Mtebe & Christina Raphael, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), especially eLearning, have heightened the need for University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) to supplement on-campus face-to-face ... More

  11. Can e-learning promote participation of female students in STEM disciplines in higher learning institutions of Tanzania?

    Camilius Sanga, M Magesa, E Chingonikaya & K Kayunze, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

    The recent development of ICTs has brought many changes in different sectors. In Higher Learning Institutions, there are a number of positive changes. ICTs have brought efficiency, effectiveness... More

  12. E-social Astuteness skills for ICT-supported equitable prosperity and a capable developmental state in South Africa

    Zoran Mitrovic, University of the Western Cape; Wallace Taylor, The Information Society Institute; Mymoena Sharif, e-Skills Institute; Walter Claassen, Research Network for e-Skills; Harold Wesso, e-Skills Institute

    Over 350 national and international delegates at the 2nd e-Skills Summit and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Global ICT Forum on Human Capital Development have agreed that the e... More