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Paterson, Andrew – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
This article analyses the implications of recent institutional mergers for information systems development and in particular for the provision of blended and collaborative learning in the South African higher education system. The merged institutions are only beginning to address these challenges. The article therefore draws attention to current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Rosario, Joy; Molapo, Lunga – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
The Shongololo project of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture in South Africa aims to endorse the notion that a school can quite effectively cross the digital divide with a single online computer that is accessible to both learners and educators and which is managed by an enthusiastic and committed information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Information Technology, Disadvantaged Schools
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Muianga, Xavier – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
This paper is about the introduction of blended online and face-to-face learning to the Faculty of Education at Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU) in Mozambique. The main objective of the intervention was to explore the use of a course management system (CMS) within a flexible, student-centred teaching and learning strategy. The author selected two…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Giannini-Gachago, Daniela; Seleka, Geoffrey – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
This paper describes the experiences gathered in a Masters of Adult Education course at University of Botswana (UB), where 26 students of the University of Botswana and the University of Georgia (UGA) engaged in discussions within the University of Botswana Learning Management System WebCT. Individual participation patterns in the discussions…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Masters Programs, Adult Education
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Czerniewicz, Laura; Brown, Cheryl – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
In the past few years, concepts of the digital divide and theories of access to ICT have evolved beyond a focus on the separation of the "haves" and the "have nots" to include more than just physical access to computers. Researchers have started considering the conditions or criteria for access and broadened the concept by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Access to Computers, Access to Information, Models
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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Mostert, Markus – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
The use of computer-mediated communication in higher education presents opportunities for students to be part of an online learning community irrespective of their geographical location. However, students do not always avail themselves of this opportunity and pedagogic strategies for encouraging participation are therefore constantly being…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Debate
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Botha, Jean; van der Westhuizen, Duan; De Swardt, Estelle – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
In this paper, we advance that there are several issues pertaining to the design of research in instructional technology. It is our view that much of the current research taking place may suffer from poor quality, inappropriate design, and lack of social responsibility. We contend that the most appropriate way to research the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Educational Technology
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Turkington, Tara; Frank, Richard – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
"DITonline" is an independent, daily news website run by students, for students, at the Durban Institute of Technology (DIT) in Durban, South Africa. The website is a collaborative project, emanating from blended teaching and learning environments in the university's journalism department. "DITonline" was launched in August…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Collaboration
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Spurrett, David – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
Thinking skills are important and education is expected to develop them. Empirical results suggest that formal education makes a modest and largely indirect difference. This paper will describe the early stages of an ongoing curriculum initiative in the teaching of critical reasoning skills in the philosophy curriculum on the Howard College Campus…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development
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Morrison, Andrew – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
Developmental and development-oriented learning with digital media are discussed in relation to the concepts border crossings and multimodal composition. The first concept refers to a transveral of disciplines and recombinations of elements from them. Local-global relations in knowledge building are covered. The second refers to the collaborative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Art Education, Fine Arts
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