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Stewart, Kristian D.; Ivala, Eunice – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
In order to investigate the composing practices of digital storytellers in a South African context, a qualitative case study, set within a university of technology in South Africa and framed by literature stemming from the disciplines of digital storytelling and composition and rhetoric, was implemented as part of a larger dissertation project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Gachago, Daniela; Livingston, Candice; Ivala, Eunice – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
While the pedagogical benefits and challenges of podcasting as a teaching and learning practice are well researched, sometimes with contradictory results, literature on the potential of podcasting as a socially inclusive technology is scanty. Using a quantitative survey design, framed by concepts such as emerging technologies, low-threshold…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bosman, J. P.; Strydom, Sonja – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
At Stellenbosch University there is a drive to integrate the development of graduate attributes and the use of emerging technologies in the curriculum. With the aim of discovering the role of emerging mobile technologies in learning a qualitative research project was undertaken with a senior-student cohort. An inductive thematic analysis was done…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods
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Olasina, Gbolahan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The current research is conducted in the context of Second Life (SL) users in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The research uses the Symbolic Interactionism Theory (SIT), a social science based theory as theoretical framework to underpin it and help inform the research. The overriding purpose is to analyze evidence of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Social Theories
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Tarling, Isabel; Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
One of the challenges facing education systems in general and the South African education system in particular is how to understand ways that teachers change from nonusers of technologies to becoming transformative teachers with technology. Despite numerous initiatives, not limited to training, workshops and so forth, to bring about sustained and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Stewart, Kristian; Gachago, Daniela – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This article reports the findings of a collaborative digital storytelling project titled "Being Human Today," a multimodal curricular initiative that was implemented simultaneously in both a South African and an American university classroom in 2015. By facilitating dialogue and the sharing of digital stories by means of a closed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Social Networks, College Students
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Rambe, Patient; Nel, Liezel – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The discourse of social media adoption in higher education has often been funnelled through utopian and dystopian perspectives, which are polarised but determinist theorisations of human engagement with educational technologies. Consequently, these determinist approaches have obscured a broadened grasp of the situated, socially constructed nature…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Phenomenology, Foreign Countries
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Vandeyar, Thirusellvan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Utilising a case study approach and backward mapping principles to policy implementation, this study set out to explore how well district and province's e-learning officials are equipped for the task of implementing the national e-Education policy. Qualitative methods were employed to capture data through interviews and document analysis. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Bharuthram, Sharita; Kies, Carolynn – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This article draws on research conducted at a tertiary institution in South Africa as part of the redesigning of an English for Educational Development (EED) course to include an e-learning online discussion component. The subject material used was based on HIV/AIDS topics that students had to debate within an online discussion forum. Framed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intervention, Barriers
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Rambe, Patient; Bere, Aaron – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
One of the most complicated academic endeavours in transmission pedagogies is to generate democratic participation of all students and public expression of silenced voices. While the potential of mobile phones, particularly mobile instant messaging (MIM), to trigger broadened academic participation is increasingly acknowledged in literature,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Although there is an increasing use of emerging technologies (ETs) in higher education internationally and in South Africa in particular, there is little evidence that their use is transforming teaching and learning practice. Anecdotal evidence shows that there is a dichotomy between the technologies supported and used in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
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Rowe, Michael; Bozalek, Vivienne; Frantz, Jose – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While technology has the potential to create opportunities for transformative learning in higher education, it is often used to merely reinforce didactic teaching that aims to control access to expert knowledge. Instead, educators should consider using technology to enhance communication and provide richer, more meaningful platforms for the social…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
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Bozalek, Vivienne; Gachago, Daniela; Alexander, Lucy; Watters, Kathy; Wood, Denise; Ivala, Eunice; Herrington, Jan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
It is now widely accepted that the transmission of disciplinary knowledge is insufficient to prepare students leaving higher education for the workplace. Authentic learning has been suggested as a way to bring the necessary complexity into learning to deal with challenges in professional practice after graduation. This study investigates how South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Literacy
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Ng'ambi, Dick; Bozalek, Vivienne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
In the last decade, emerging technologies and transformative practices have diffused into higher education social systems in ways that formal leadership styles are increasingly stretched to both keep abreast of and to manage. While many scholars have argued for the importance of the role of leadership styles in shaping the strategic direction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Change Agents, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Pineteh, Ernest A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper examines the use of virtual interactions in a Communication class at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-South Africa. It demonstrates how synthesising virtual and other computer-assisted exercises as well as traditional classroom-based activities can enhance the teaching and learning of communication concepts. The paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Diversity, Learning Processes
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