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ERIC Number: EJ1071373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Can E-Learning Promote Participation of Female Students in STEM Disciplines in Higher Learning Institutions of Tanzania?
Sanga, C.; Magesa, M. M.; Chingonikaya, E.; Kayunze, K. A.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v9 n3 p86-102 2013
The recent development of ICTs has brought many changes in different sectors. In Higher Learning Institutions, there are a number of positive changes. ICTs have brought efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy in the provision of the core functions namely: teaching, outreach, research and consultancy. Previous studies showed that even though there is improvement in teaching and learning through e-learning but few studies researched e-learning as a tool for promoting female students to participate in science, technology and mathematics disciplines. This study was done to evaluate if the e-learning can promote the participation of female students in science, technology and mathematics subjects in different Higher Learning Institutions of Tanzania. The mixed research methodology was used in this study. The results showed that the potential benefits of e-learning as tool for promoting students uptake for science, technology and mathematics subjects was not fully exploited in Tanzania. Thus, this calls different stakeholders to fully implement and mainstream e-learning in Higher Learning value chain to make it a reality and not myth in promoting female students participation is science, technology and engineering.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, STEM Education, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Womens Education, Mixed Methods Research, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Observation, Documentation, College Students, Questionnaires, Content Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Barriers
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania