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Baguma, Rehema; Bagarukayo, Emily; Namubiru, Proscovia; Brown, Cheryl; Mayisela, Tabisa – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
Most universities in Uganda encourage memorization as the predominant method of learning. This has been partly linked to limited practical pedagogical skills among educators, to effectively engage students to develop Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Consequently, students are not well prepared for the world after university. WhatsApp Enabled…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Thinking Skills, Social Theories, Foreign Countries
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Bagarukayo, Emily – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
Employers have criticised graduates for having inadequate skills to apply knowledge into practice. One of the causes of this challenge is the traditional teaching and learning methods which concentrate more on theory than practice. Technology affords several teaching and learning tools like social media which students are already motivated to use.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Video Technology
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Bagarukayo, Emily; Ssentamu, Proscovia; Mayisela, Tabisa; Brown, Cheryl – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
Uganda's higher education system has generally been criticized for concentrating on theory leading to a mismatch between training received and practical skills required by employers. Studies have documented the inability of graduates from some programmes at Makerere University in applying knowledge in the work environment. This could partly be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Higher Education, Knowledge Level
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Bagarukayo, Emily; Kalema, Billy – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2015
Although eLearning is the use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment, there is no common approach to it across South African Higher Education Institutions. There is therefore a concern that the full potential of eLearning approach is not utilised. This paper examines the nature and the extent of eLearning activities in South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Universities
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Bagarukayo, Emily; Weide, Theo; Meijden, Henny – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2012
This paper proposes an innovative idea for providing affordable, sustainable, and meaningful education for students in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The authors show how a Digital Learning Environment (DLE) can play a central role in community development. The authors develop and validate an approach for introduction of an ICT education…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Developing Nations
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Bagarukayo, Emily; Weide, Theo; Mbarika, Victor; Kim, Min – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2012
The study aims at determining the impact of learning driven constructs on Perceived Higher Order Cognitive Skills (HOCS) improvement when using multimedia and text materials. Perceived HOCS improvement is the attainment of HOCS based on the students' perceptions. The research experiment undertaken using a case study was conducted on 223 students…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Materials