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Gachago, Daniela; Livingston, Candice; Ivala, Eunice – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
While the pedagogical benefits and challenges of podcasting as a teaching and learning practice are well researched, sometimes with contradictory results, literature on the potential of podcasting as a socially inclusive technology is scanty. Using a quantitative survey design, framed by concepts such as emerging technologies, low-threshold…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Basitere, Moses; Ivala, Eunice – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
This paper reports on a study carried out at a University of Technology, South Africa, aimed at identifying the existence of the mathematical knowledge gap and evaluating the intervention designed to bridge the knowledge gap amongst students studying first year mathematics at the Chemical Engineering Extended Curriculum Program (ECP). In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Chemical Engineering, Knowledge Level
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Gachago, Daniela; Condy, Janet; Ivala, Eunice; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Although becoming a more racially-integrated society, the legacy of Apartheid still affects learners' social engagements in and outside their classrooms. Adopting Nussbaum's (2010) capabilities framework for a socially just democracy, this paper examines 27 pre-service teacher education students' perceptions of a digital storytelling project and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ivala, Eunice; Kioko, Joseph – Perspectives in Education, 2013
South Africa is currently faced with the challenge of undesirably low through put rates in higher education. The need to keep students interested and motivated to succeed are key objectives of many lecturers and institutions. Empirical studies have shown that one of the factors influencing student success at university is student engagement. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty