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Anderson, Terry – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Likely the most significant and life changing technologies of the 21st Century is the adoption of social media as major components of commercial, entertainment and educational activities. In this article, I overview the supposed benefits of the application of these tools within formal higher education programs. I then discuss the disadvantages and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Benefits
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Wambugu, Patriciah Wanjiku; Stutchbury, Kris; Dickie, Joan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This study investigated how a school-based professional development programme, designed by the Headteacher and staff of a Kenyan primary school, and delivered by a Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) team, supported teacher learning and growth. The TESSA team observed teaching in the classroom before the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Mitra, Sugata – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper examines the effect of the Internet on the reading comprehension of children reading together in groups. First, we describe an experiment to determine if children reading together off the Internet from big screens, can read at a higher comprehension level than children reading the same text alone. The results from this small-sample…
Descriptors: Internet, Reading Comprehension, Children, Foreign Countries
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Papadimitriou, Sofia Theodor; Niari, Maria Ioannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Open Badges are digital representations of achievements or skills which describe the framework, significance, and outcomes of a learning procedure based on specific criteria. The "Open Badges' collection" can be used by its holder as a virtual CV of skills and qualifications. The practice of development, issue, and use of badges is…
Descriptors: Open Education, Credentials, Foreign Countries, Qualifications
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Makhaya, Barbara Khavugwi; Ogange, Betty Obura – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Conventional Higher Education Institutions in Kenya are in the process of implementing eLearning projects. These initiatives are, however, fraught with challenges. At the Maseno University eCampus, an evaluation of statistics on the institutional LMS after two years of implementation revealed that many lecturers had minimal or no log-in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Salmon, Gilly – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The paper looks back across dominant ways of delivering Higher Education until the present day and then looks forward. There is an approximate continuum described from Education 1.0 through 2.0 to 3.0. Education is mapped onto the emergence and development of the Web and the revolutions known as 'Industrial' over the last 250 years. Then some…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Educational History
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Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Migrants arriving in a country are not always welcome. Similarly, the arrival of new technologies can be perceived as a blot on the familiar landscape of established educational practices. This paper seeks a productive synergy between migrants' educational requirements with respect to learning the language of their host society; their valuable and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Mayanja, Jamiah; Tibaingana, Anthony; Birevu, Paul Muyinda – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The study investigated the use of ICTs in student support in Open and Distance learning (ODL) at Makerere University. The study adopted a survey design with 327 ODL students, and the data from participants was collected using self-administered questionnaires and individual interviews. The results showed that Makerere University has enhanced…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Information Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Makoe, Mpine; Shandu-Phetla, Thulile P. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper examines how WhatsApp can be used to build learning communities and facilitate interaction, through the lens of Ubuntu -- an African concept of humanness, which means that an individual person owes his or her existence to the existence of others. The Afrocentric concept of Ubuntu and interaction work concomitantly towards the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Interaction, African Culture, Distance Education
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Coughlan, Tim; Goff, Jenny – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Open online courses could provide stepping stones for audiences that are underrepresented in higher education (HE). However, there are concerns that these instead proliferate forms of exclusion and do not address known difficulties for widening participation. We explore how organisations that represent the perspectives of particular underserved…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Partnerships in Education, Participation, Access to Education
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Mishra, Sanjaya – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The paper analyses the contributions to "Journal of Learning for Development" ("JL4D") from volume one to five using bibliometrics and content analysis techniques. Analysing the 91 papers in various categories of "JL4D," the paper identifies authorship pattern, topics covered, research methods used, types of documents…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Authors, Journal Articles, Research Methodology
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Kidu, Carol – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This article traces the impact of the Ginigoada Foundation on the educational development of thousands of children and adults in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Port Moresby, capital city of Papua New Guinea (PNG), had been noted for the lack of educational opportunities for the majority of the population who lived in urban villages and squatter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Mainstreaming, Educational Development
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Mukama, Evode – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the historical practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on the Foucauldian genealogical and governmentality analysis. The paper examines government aspirations as depicted in policy statements starting from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this commentary we examine some of the issues related to in-service teacher development in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations, Faculty Development
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