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Sumari, Neema S.; Shao, Zhengfeng; Van Genderen, John L.; Musakwa, Walter; Ujoh, Fanan; Washaya, Prosper; Gumbo, Trynos – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This paper presents an update on some of the activities that have taken place since a World Bank report; "Guidelines for Education and Training in Environmental Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Key Issues" was published and provides details on the current situation. It shows how organizations such as the African…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Private Sector
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Ndebele, Hloniphani – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Within the discourse of language planning and policy, there is an increasing realisation of the strategic role of information and communication technologies in the promotion of indigenous African languages. The article discusses the strategic role that social software, in particular blogs and wiki, can and should play in the development of African…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Information Technology, Computer Software
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Norodien-Fataar, Najwa – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
This article discusses the learning dispositions of first-generation disadvantaged students at a university in South Africa's Western Cape Province. Based on qualitative data collected over a 2-year period, it focuses on findings from 7 purposively selected students at this university. Utilizing Bourdieu's concept of habitus and Wacquant's…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Nnazor, Agatha I. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Transnational Education (TNE) has potential for expanding access to higher education in Africa, which has chronic high rates of unmet demand for access. Paradoxically, African higher education institutions (HEIs) have the least participation in TNE. There is a dearth of systematic understanding of the factors that influence the participation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Universities
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Chiware, Elisha R. T.; Becker, Deborah – SAGE Open, 2018
This study reports on an analysis of the use of conference proceedings by postgraduate students at master's and doctoral levels in the field of information technology and systems at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) over a period of 10 years. The analysis was based on master's theses and doctoral dissertations submitted by the…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Conferences (Gatherings), Graduate Students, Information Technology
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Chinyamurindi, Willie T.; Dlaza, Zikhona – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
The concept of digital and information communication technology (ICT) literacy is receiving renewed empirical attention. This focus is attributed to the changing nature of society and the move towards the ideals of the knowledge-based economy. Further, universities in South Africa and internationally are encouraging the fusion of technology in how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Computer Literacy, Faculty Development
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Kafui Aheto, Simon-Peter; Gronje, Johannes – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
This paper explores differences in access to technology and configuration of preferences for learning environments among design students in two universities of technology in South Africa (ISA) and Ghana (IG). Laptops and Smartphones ownership influenced and supported design students' learning. In IG, there was a 97% Laptop ownership as against 69%…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ownership, Access to Computers, Preferences
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du Toit, Jean; Verhoef, Anné H. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: The use of digital technology in higher education is overwhelmingly positively assessed in most recent research literature. While some literature indicates certain challenges in this regard, in general, the emphasis is on an encouragement and promotion of digital technology in higher education. While we recognised the positive…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Musgrave, Sarietjie; De Wet, Corene – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
This study reports on findings of an evaluative study on the effectiveness of an information and communication technology (ICT) module that forms part of the Advanced Certificate in Education: School Leadership and Management program. The study was carried out among distance education (DE) students from the University of the Free State enrolled…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Management Development
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Geyer, L. S.; Hall, H.; le Roux, M. P.; Crafford, G. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
International studies reveal that students have more freedom, as well as unstructured and unsupervised time, which makes them susceptible to problematic internet use (PIU). Although students are a risk group for PIU, no evidence of local research on internet use among students could be identified. This article reports on a study on the nature and…
Descriptors: College Students, Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Internet
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Garman, Anthea; van der Merwe, Mia – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
Since 1994, South African journalism education has undergone waves of introspection about curricula and methods of teaching as educators respond to the challenging realities of the post-apartheid environment. The most recent challenge to journalism educators is the student protests which started at the end of 2015, questioning the high costs of…
Descriptors: Journalism, Educational Change, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Usta, Necla Dönmez; Güntepe, Ebru Turan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
With the developments in information and communication technologies, books which are fundamental information sources for students throughout their education and training process are being transformed into electronic book (e-book) formats. E-books provide interactive environments, and they are also updateable materials, which shows that, in time,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Material Development, Models
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Singh, Divya; Ramutsheli, Mashamaite Peterlia – Distance Education, 2016
Personal information is among the most significant assets for businesses today, and clear transactional rules are becoming increasingly important. Organizations, including universities, are charged with more responsibility than ever to protect the personal information used during the course of their business, specifically student data. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Database Management Systems
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Tlhoaele, Malefyane; Suhre, Cor; Hofman, Adriaan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Cooperative learning may improve students' motivation, understanding of course concepts, and academic performance. This study therefore enhanced a cooperative, group-project learning technique with technology resources to determine whether doing so improved students' deep learning and performance. A sample of 118 engineering students, randomly…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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