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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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Weller, Martin – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The advent of the internet and digital technologies has given rise to a number of new economic models. These have often been applied to education, but either through faults in the initial models or differences in the characteristics of the education sector, they have not proven to be widely applicable. The use of digital, network technologies…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
MOOCs are re-operationalising traditional concepts in education. While they draw on elements of existing educational and learning models, they represent a new approach to instruction and learning. The challenges MOOCs present to traditional education models have important implications for approaching and assessing quality. This paper foregrounds…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Murgatroyd, Stephen; Sahlberg, Pasi – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Policy makers are challenged to improve educational outcomes, manage scarce resources and secure public acceptance of their initiatives to provide quality, relevant and effective education. In making decisions they are pulled between competing ideologies about the process and purposes of schooling. This paper explores these ideologies and suggests…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Evidence Based Practice, Neoliberalism
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Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka; Daniel, John – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This article builds on the report of a meeting of the Memory and Future Club of the Association of Former UNESCO Staff Members held in February 2016 to discuss the impact of UNESCO's work on Education for All. It also derives from the authors' personal perspectives on the important contribution that the EFA campaign has made and could make to the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Access to Education, Program Effectiveness
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Herman, Lee; Mandell, Alan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The proposition is challenged that experience and learning are separate. It is argued that all experience is necessarily learning, and that any object of experience may disclose unlimited learnings in both extent and profundity. The implications of these claims are examined for teaching and learning, for the openness of the academy and for social…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Santally, Mohammad Issack; Cooshna-Naik, Dorothy; Conruyt, Noel; Wing, Caroline Koa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
This paper describes a social partnership model based on the living lab concept to promote the professional development of educators through formal and informal capacity-building initiatives. The aim is to have a broader impact on society through community outreach educational initiatives. A Living Lab is an environment for user-centered…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Partnerships in Education, Innovation, Faculty Development
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Jamatia, Biplab – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Cardiovascular diseases are an emerging cause of morbidity and mortality in India. India produces less than 150 cardiologists annually, leading to a gap between the need and availability of trained professionals. A three-year cardiology-training programme is available for post-graduate doctors in the conventional medical education system. The…
Descriptors: Diseases, Physicians, Medical Education, Physician Patient Relationship
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Kabugo, David; Masaazi, Fred Masagazi; Mugagga, Anthony Muwagga – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
While many young learners of the 21st century have grown up with, and generally prefer to learn using Emerging Technologies (ETs), few teachers of Luganda language graduate with learning experiences of integrating ETs in their teaching. One of the most crucial stages of gaining experiences in any subject or object of interest is making Abstract…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Electronic Learning
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Mtebe, Joel S.; Kibga, Elia Y.; Mwambela, Alfred A.; Kissaka, Mussa M. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The failure rates and lack of interest amongst students in science and mathematics in secondary schools in Tanzania is a serious problem. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) implemented a project to enhance and upgrade the pedagogical knowledge and subject content knowledge of teachers in selected difficult topics in science…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Course Content, Spelling, Grammar
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Darojat, Ojat; Nilson, Michelle; Kaufman, David – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Open universities have emerged as an innovative pillar in the expansion of access to higher education participation, with single-mode distance education providers broadening access in many countries through economies of scale supported by large enrolments. These models raise questions about the quality of education provided. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Distance Education, Case Studies
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Situma, David Barasa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The female population in Kenya was reported at 50.05% in 2011, according to a World Bank report published in 2012. Despite this slightly higher percentage over males, women in Kenya are not well represented in education and training compared to their male counterparts (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 2012). The need to empower girls and women…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Informal Education, Womens Education, Civil Rights
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Alam, Shafiqul – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Community plays an important role in childhood education. This research has identified the community factors that affect learners' achievement through the use of case studies. Qualitative data were captured by semi-structured interview and data interpretation was underpinned by concepts derived from human capital and social capital theories. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Influence, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Srivastava, Mamta; Jena, S. S. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Skills acquisition is vital for any economic growth, particularly in an era of economic and technological changes. The need for skill development is a vital challenge, foremost for a developing nation, such as India. Therefore, vocational education and training (VET) is a direct means of providing workers with skills more relevant to their…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Distance Education, Economic Development, Skill Development
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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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