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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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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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Gow, Gordon; Chowdhury, Ataharul; Ganpat, Wayne; Ramjattan, Jeet – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
: Beginning in 2012, the University of Alberta in partnership with others has been undertaking participatory action research in Sri Lanka and, since 2017, in the Caribbean to foster inclusive innovation through a Joint Education and Training Initiative (JETI). The JETI is developing and testing a set of open educational resources on…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Communities of Practice, Developing Nations, Action Research
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Traxler, John – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Mobile learning has moved in the last decade from being a small, scattered research interest to being viewed by many international agencies as a way of delivering their humanitarian missions to the developing contexts of the global South. This paper explores and documents fundamental concepts and concerns that characterize or perhaps jeopardise…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Recent reports on xMOOCs indicate that underprivileged learners in need of higher education have minimally been reached by these courses. While the "open access" agenda is needed to reach such learners, most MOOCs have been developed in societies that have shifted toward the "lifelong learning" agenda. In this paper, xMOOCs are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Daniel, John – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
After reviewing the evolution of attitudes to poverty and education we note how it influenced the early provision of schooling and the emergence of a global agenda for international development and universal education. At first, this agenda was grounded in the Enlightenment values that inspired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Poverty, Educational Attitudes, Equal Education
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Al-Khatib, Hyat – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The twenty-first century is witnessing innovative practices in the advancement of learning in the developed world as a consequence of the technological revolution of the period and the increased demand for higher education (Bax, 2011; Barab, King and Gray, 2004; Roman, 2001). Education is perceived as the cornerstone for development,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Developing Nations, Arabs, Open Education
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Mohamedbhai, Goolam – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
There are two well-known and often-quoted facts about Sub-Saharan Africa. One is that, in spite of significant progress made in recent years, Africa remains the least developed region in the world and is unlikely to achieve all the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The other is that Africa fares very poorly in terms of research and innovation;…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Developing Nations, Poverty, Innovation
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
As part of the endeavor to reposition itself in the open distance and e-learning arena, the University of South Africa (UNISA) has designed and developed six modular courses (one module per College) referred to as "Signature Courses". The focus of these modules is on a student-centred online teaching and learning approach; extensive…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Curriculum Development, Learning Modules, Distance Education
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Mitra, Sushmita – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which unlike other countries has a long history of war, conflicts, insurgency, and hence insecurity. Although there have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feasibility Studies, Open Education, Developing Nations
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Babu, Suresh Chandra – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
This paper documents the experience and lessons from implementing an e-learning program aimed at creating multidisciplinary research capacity. It presents a case study of bringing together a multidisciplinary group of professionals on-line to learn the skills needed to be a successful researcher in the context of HIV/AIDS and food security…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Capacity Building, Research Skills