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Smith, Garth Spencer; Hardman, Joanne – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
In this study the impact of computer immersion on performance of school leavers Senior Certificate mathematics scores was investigated across 31 schools in the EMDC East education district of Cape Town, South Africa by comparing performance between two groups: a control and an experimental group. The experimental group (14 high schools) had access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematics Achievement
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Chigona, Agnes – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2013
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 their individual digital stories for assessment. The paper is focused on a group of diverse pre-service teachers doing their final year at a teacher…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Bladergroen, Moira; Chigona, Wallace; Bytheway, Andy; Cox, Sanet; Dumas, Chris; van Zyl, Izak – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2012
This paper presents a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of Primary School Educators' dialogue on the use of ICT in an under-resourced schooling context. Educators play a pivotal role in the education system. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) interventions in schools will be effective only if educators are willing and able to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Cox, Glenda – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
This paper explores what educational technologists in one South African Institution consider innovation to be. Ten educational technologists in various faculties across the university were interviewed and asked to define and answer questions about innovation. Their answers were coded and the results of the overlaps in coding have been assimilated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Gudmundsdottir, G. B. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
This study explores factors influencing the digital divide in four schools in Cape Town, South Africa. Three of the schools are for disadvantaged learners whereas the fourth was previously for whites only. All the schools use ICT in their curriculum delivery and thereby support the emphasis of provincial educational authorities on ICT access for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning