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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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Gilzene-Cheese, Florence – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
With changes in the global economic landscape, universities are employing adjunct staff to instruct their online courses in new and expanding programs. Concomitantly, the growth of information and communication technology worldwide has facilitated the creation of classrooms without walls and universities without borders. The challenge for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Virtual Universities, Educational Quality, Adjunct Faculty
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Tanyanyiwa, Vincent Itai; Mutambanengwe, Betty – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The teaching and designing of modules at Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the principal responsibility of a single body of teaching staff, although some authors and content reviewers could be sourced from elsewhere if they are not available in ZOU. This survey, through a case study, examines the involvement of lecturers and staff in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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Baggaley, Jon – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The launch of the "Journal of Learning for Development" occurs at a critical time for the education and development field. The "massive open online course" concept currently being implemented by Western educators is considered as a potential cost-saver in developing nations also. MOOCs based on reliable pedagogical principles…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Latchem, Colin – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The following article examines the issues of open, distance and technology-based informal learning and non-formal education for individual and community development. It argues that these two modes of education, which are estimated to constitute 70-90% of lifelong learning, are insufficiently represented in the literature of open and distance…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Open Education, Distance 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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Seelig, Caroline; Rate, Leanne – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
This article looks into the uses of digital and online tools in distance learning to improve literacy and numeracy of offenders in New Zealand prisons. Looking at the benefits and restrictions of digital education within the prison environment, this article discusses the solutions that Open Polytechnic, in partnership with the the New Zealand…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Correctional Education, Literacy, Numeracy
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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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Mwawasi, Felix Mndenyi – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Technology leadership is a fairly new concept in school leadership focus. It has become a concern for study in recent times, in tandem with the pedagogical change of integrating ICT in teaching and learning especially in the developed nations. However, few such studies have been done in Africa. A number of studies in the developed countries have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Capacity Building
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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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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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Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
There is growing interest about the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) and how it can transform education around the world, with governments exploring the potential of OER and considering policy positions supportive of open licensing. The urgent imperative--and the real transformational potential of OER--is to evolve new systems of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Gordon, Ivy Veronica – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The Jeffrey Town model for community development has been effectively applied to the rural community of Jeffrey Town in Jamaica with Information and Computer Technology (ICT) as a key element. The farmer's association is the vehicle that has driven the change. Included is a brief outline of the community plus highlights of the tangible and…
Descriptors: Community Development, Models, Community Organizations, Agricultural Occupations
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Low learning outcomes in Indian schools and the promotion of rote learning by their instructional systems have been documented time and again. Schools are therefore required to adopt India's National Curriculum Framework (NCF) (2005) that includes guidelines for curriculum transaction. However, the learning outcomes and the kind of learning likely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Open Education
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