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Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This case study explores students' perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Community Development, Community Organizations, Student Attitudes
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Simui, F.; Thompson, L. C.; Mundende, K.; Mwewa, G.; Kakana, F.; Chishiba, A.; Namangala, B. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This case study focuses on print-based instructional materials available to distance education learners at the University of Zambia. Using the Visual Paradigm Software, we model distance education learners' voices into sociograms to make a contribution to the ongoing discourse on quality distance learning in poorly resourced communities. Emerging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Instructional Materials, Printed Materials
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Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Since 2012 MOOCs have been heralded as a new way of learning outside of formal university programs of study and there has been much speculation regarding their impact. While MOOCs have provided millions of global learners with access to courses, they failed to deliver the types of learning experiences and completion requirements that were hoped…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Instruction, Case Studies
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Mnubi, Godfrey Magoti – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This paper analyses whether the gender-sensitive and democratically elected student councils helped in strengthening school leadership and providing a platform for increased awareness and advocacy for male and female students to address their needs and rights in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. The data were collected through qualitative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Government, Foreign Countries, Democracy
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Raphael, Christina; Mtebe, Joel S. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This study examines pre-service teachers' (N = 386) self-efficacy beliefs towards educational technologies integration in the classroom at the two colleges in Tanzania that prepare secondary education teachers. Using regression analysis, the study found out that the determinants of self-efficacy beliefs among pre-service teachers towards…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Educational Technology
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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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Mow, Ioana Chan; Temese, Edna; Mose, Mose N.; Patu, Tara; Mauai, Elisapeta; Sinclair, Ioana; Lafaele, Fiafaitupe; Namulauulu, Joseph; Tanielu, Misioka; Soon, Agnes Wong; Chan, Vensall – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This paper describes the findings of the first trial of the Aptus device within the National University of Samoa. The Aptus is a device that enables wireless access to valuable educational resources in the absence of electricity and the Internet. The goals of this research were to explore the acceptance of using the Aptus to access e-resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Information, Usability
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Kabugo, David; Muyinda, Paul B.; Masagazi, Fred. M.; Mugagga, Anthony M.; Mulumba, Mathias B. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Although eye-tracking technologies such as Tobii-T120/TX and Eye-Tribe are steadily becoming ubiquitous, and while their appropriation in education can aid teachers to collect robust information on how students move their eyes when reading and engaging with different learning objects, many teachers of Luganda language are yet to gain experiences…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, African Languages, Language Teachers, Qualitative Research
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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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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