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ERIC Number: EJ1148634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2519-5387
Using Mobile Phone Technologies to Maintain Quality of Education in Ethiopia: A View beyond the Prevalence of Academic Dishonesty
Bachore, Mebratu Mulatu
Asian Journal of Education and Training, v1 n1 p1-7 2015
The 21st century is characterized by the increasing access to sophisticated but affordable and portable technologies that are contributing much to the world. Specifically, in Ethiopia, mobile technologies are rapidly attracting new users, providing increasing capacity, and introducing more sophisticated uses to the citizens. However, it is becoming somehow common to ban using mobile phones in classrooms among teachers in Ethiopia due to fear of cheating and plagiarism. At the same time, various scholars around the world have been investigating the trends of using these technologies for learning in both formal and informal contexts. The integration of such technologies into teaching and learning has been more gradual, as educators need to understand how they can be effectively used to support various kinds of learning and develop effective methods and materials for mobile assisted learning. Therefore, this review article analyzes the trends, principles, merits and demerits, global experiences, and future considerations of using mobiles to maintain the quality of education in Ethiopia which is becoming the due concern of our nation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
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