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ERIC Number: EJ1178368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Feasibility of Cloud Computing Implementation for eLearning in Secondary Schools in Tanzania
Mwakisole, Kennedy F.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Mtebe, Joel S.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v14 n1 p91-102 2018
This article assessed the feasibility of implementing eLearning systems in a cloud-based infrastructure for secondary schools in Tanzania. The study adopted questionnaire and document reviews as data collection tools. A total of 820 students successfully returned the questionnaire from seven secondary schools in Tanzania. The study found that 11% of government secondary schools had computer labs with 20.1% of them connected to the Internet. Moreover, more than half of surveyed students (56.6%) had access to mobile phones at home with 53.5% using the phones to access the Internet. However, the study found that the cost of the Internet had remained unaffordable to many students. This study shows that eLearning implementation in the cloud for secondary schools in Tanzania is feasible. This research will serve as a base for future studies that plan to implement eLearning systems to enhance teaching and learning in secondary schools in Tanzania.
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Information Management, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Questionnaires, Documentation, Access to Computers, Student Surveys, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Costs, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania