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Miglani, Anshu; Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Integration of "Mobile Learning" (m-learning) in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) systems can play a crucial role in reducing the "Digital Divide" and strengthening "Democratization of Education" by providing quality educational opportunities and access to information quickly at affordable cost in Commonwealth Asian…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Teacher Attitudes
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Ally, Mohamed; Balaji, V.; Abdelbaki, Anwar; Cheng, Ricky – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
A research project was carried out in using mobile learning to increase access to education. This project is contributing to the achievement of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". The mobile learning project…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Education, Distance Education
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Wolfenden, Freda; Cross, Simon; Henry, Fiona – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
There is an urgent need to improve elementary and secondary school classroom practices across India and the scale of this challenge is argued to demand new approaches to teacher professional learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent one such approach and one that, in the context of this study, is considered to provide a means by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore K-12 teachers' awareness of open educational resources (OER) as well as their perceptions of its potential opportunities and challenges for teaching practices. Data were gathered from 99 online survey respondents and six interviewees in this study. Findings showed that teachers are aware of OER to a certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bozkurt, Aras; Karadeniz, Abdulkadir; Kocdar, Serpil – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
The advent of Web 2.0 technologies transformed online networks into interactive spaces in which user-generated content has become the core material. With the possibilities that emerged from Web 2.0, social networking sites became very popular. The capability of social networking sites promises opportunities for communication and interaction,…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Distance Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Nabushawo, Harriet Mutambo; Aguti, Jessica Norah; Winterbottom, Mark – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This paper examines the place of public libraries in supporting distance learners in Makerere University, exploring the factors which affect utilisation of their services. The study adopted a survey design with 300 B.Ed. students, collecting data through focus group discussions, structured questionnaires and individual interviews.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Distance Education, Library Services
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Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar; Miglani, Anshu – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
"Mobile Learning" (m-Learning) has emerged as a trend in the field of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). It is removing the time and geographical barriers for learning by placing learning opportunities at the fingertips of learners. ODL institutes in India are also adopting m-learning in different forms; however, it is not fully…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Carr, Alexis M.; Tenywa, Moses; Balasubramanian, K. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The relationship between education and empowerment has been widely debated in development literature. In recent times, social capital and community-centric learning have been increasingly recognized as important variables in the empowerment process. This paper outlines the development of a "Three-dimensional Empowerment Framework", and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Empowerment, Correlation
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Msoka, Vidate C.; Mtebe, Joel S.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Kalinga, Ellen C. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Students in secondary schools in Tanzania have been facing difficulties in conducting laboratory experiments. This has been due to the acute shortage of laboratory facilities and poor teaching methodologies. Consequently, students perceive science subjects as unattractive, difficult and irrelevant to understanding the world around them. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students
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Osei, C. K.; Mensah, J. A. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
There is emphasis in the educational policy of Ghana for the promotion of Distance Education programmes to widen access to education at all levels and facilitate human resource development. This study examined the level of access and challenges faced by learners in science oriented programmes offered by distance in the Kwame Nkrumah University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Science Education, Science Programs
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Okinda, Robert Alfred – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The purpose of this survey was to assess the level of e-learning readiness at the Kenya Technical Teachers College (KTTC). This was part of an institution-wide strategy to guide the adoption and implementation of e-learning at KTTC. The main objectives of the survey were, to: assess the level of e-learning readiness by establishing a baseline…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Readiness, Qualitative Research, Likert Scales