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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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Zyad, Hicham – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This paper aims to explore practicing teachers' perceptions of the approach adopted in their preservice training programs with regard to educational technology. The paper also investigates the extent to which the teachers employ technology to accomplish pedagogical goals as well as the instructional methodology they embrace when they use ICT in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wong, Adam; Wong, Simon – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
Student engagement in the classroom is important for the achievement of learning outcomes. As digital technologies continue to improve and become more economically viable to students and schools, many schools have adopted the Student Response System (SRS) with the purpose of increasing student engagement. In an SRS, students answer the teacher's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Sousa, Fernando; Nicolay, Gian; Home, Robert – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
Mobile phones are widespread in the rural areas of Mali and Burkina Faso, but their potential as a tool for knowledge transfer by extension services in the region remains largely unexplored. The aim of this contribution is to evaluate the potential of video on mobile phones as a tool for farmer-to-farmer exchange and agricultural extension in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Video Technology
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MacKinnon, Gregory; Schep, Lourens; Borden, Lisa Lunney; Murray-Orr, Anne; Orr, Jeff; MacKinnon, Paula – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
A large study of classrooms in the Caribbean context necessitated the use of a validated classroom observation tool. In practice, the paper-version Stalling's instrument (Stallings & Kaskowitz 1974) presented specific challenges with respect to (a) facile data collection and (b) qualitative observations of classrooms. In response to these…
Descriptors: Observation, Test Construction, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince; Agbor, Comfort Nkogho; Major, Nanighe Baldwin; Agabi, Chinyere O.; Wali, Worlu I. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This research is a continuation of a theoretical review that evaluated ICT Policy Outcomes for National Development in relation to Networked Readiness Index (NRI) and the impact it has on knowledge integration and management in higher education institutions in Nigeria. A new dawn in information technology (IT) has initiated new trends in…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Global Approach, Knowledge Management, Higher Education
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Gyamfi, Stephen Adu – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This study extends the technology acceptance model to identify factors that influence technology acceptance among pre-service teachers in Ghana. Data from 380 usable questionnaires were tested against the research model. Utilising the extended technology acceptance model (TAM) as a research framework, the study found that: pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Readiness
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Suleri, Javed; Cavagnaro, Elena – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This study aims to explore how to reduce printing at elementary schools through strengthening both the effective use of ICT and pro-environmental values. Literature review is presented in themes--ICT barriers (fears, knowledge, skills and time), demographic, printing behavior and sustainable values (egoistic, hedonic, prosocial & biospheric).…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Barriers
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Raphael, Christina; Mtebe, Joel S. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
The adoption of blended learning to widen access, reduce cost, and improve the quality of education is becoming prevalent in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa and Tanzania in particular. University of Dar es Salaam and the Open University of Tanzania offer various blended learning courses using Moodle system via regional centres scattered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Al-Busaidi, Fatma; Al Hashmi, Abdullah; Al Musawi, Ali; Kazem, Ali – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This paper is part of a strategic research project that aimed to assess the effectiveness of the design and use of new software for Arabic language learning (ALL). However, the focus of this paper is to understand Arabic teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of the software that was designed purposely by the project's team to facilitate ALL…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Renau, Maria Luisa; Pesudo, Marta – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
In this technological era we live in, the educative scenario is changing rapidly and significantly due to the incorporation of the Internet. Therefore, education should pay special attention to society needs considering the information and communication technologies (TICs) essentially in the teaching process in order to make students ready for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Courseware, Database Management Systems
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Sanabria, Oscar Buitrango; Chavez, María Pintor; Zermeño, Marcela Gómez – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This research seeks to analyse and propose a solution to support classroom-based teaching in the Department of Chocó, Colombia, which is located in a rural area and has been the subject of many social projects for the development of its people. Due to the disparities in different regions of the country, the education sector is forced to look for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Rural Areas
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Adukaite, Asta; Cantoni, Lorenzo – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
Diffusion of digital games and the trend of gamification in various fields have increased scholars' attention on how digital games or their elements can be introduced into formal and informal learning practices. Majority of the research in this field has been conducted in economically developed regions and not so much in emerging economies. With…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Consciousness Raising, Heritage Education, Program Development
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Constantinou, Vaso; Ioannou, Andri – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
The article addresses ICT in Education by describing an empirical investigation of technology-enhanced sports education. The study examines the use of clickers by 162 Judo athletes during seminars on the rules and regulations of the sport. Results are based on quantitative data collected on athletes' performances and attitudes and qualitative data…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Audience Response Systems, Physical Education, Athletes
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Carr, Tony – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
This article considers how online conferences can support professional development across Africa and reviews elements of the literatures of social learning, online professional development and online conferences. The e/merge online conference is then described in terms of design features and participation metrics. This sets context for discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Mediated Communication, Program Design
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