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Bosch, Chantelle; Mentz, Elsa; Reitsma, Gerda Marie – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Extensive research has been done on the implementation of cooperative learning (CL) in a face-to-face classroom. However, only a few studies could be found on the implementation of CL in a blended learning environment. The implementation of CL in such an environment is a challenging goal for facilitators. It requires a commitment to change and the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Olasina, Gbolahan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
It is significant to highlight that educational technologies cannot improve academic performance if they are not widely accepted and used. Unfortunately, the decision not to accept e-learning continues to be a fundamental issue. The current research provided an alternative lens to view a decision to accept and use technology in a developing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Decision Making, Adoption (Ideas), Undergraduate Students
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Van De Heyde, Valentino; Siebrits, André – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Students' well preparedness for laboratory sessions is of importance for a number of reasons including them being able to engage in and learn from the session and in acquiring the necessary laboratory skills needed for the scientific community and for possible further work in industry. To enhance the preparedness of the students an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Science Instruction, Blended Learning
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Makoe, Mpine; Nsamba, Asteria – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Assessing service quality gaps in Open Distance Learning (ODL) universities is essential to promote quality and develop programmes to manage deficiencies. The purpose of this study was to compare students' expectations and perceptions of student support services, to determine service quality gaps. Data were collected from a sample of ODL students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This case study explores students' perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Community Development, Community Organizations, Student Attitudes
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Fernandez, Simon – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in this century all over the world and these devices are extremely influencing the adolescents. The present study was sought to establish students' views on cell phones usage in university classrooms in an educational district in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The study employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales
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Davids, M. Noor – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2017
Situated within the context of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in South Africa, this study introduces the notion of an interactive Teaching Practicum E- Assessment application: e-assessment application for the teaching practicum/Teaching Practice module to replace the current model of assessment. At present students enrolled for an Initial Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Practicums, Evaluation Methods
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Hurst, Ellen; Mona, Msakha – Education as Change, 2017
South African higher education relies primarily on English as the medium of education. This is a result of the colonial history of the country, yet it disadvantages a large section of South African students who undertake their education in a language that is not their first language. It also reproduces the monolingual norm and anglonormativity.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Code Switching (Language)
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Mpofu, Bongeka – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research was aimed at the investigation of mobile device and computer use at a higher learning institution. The goal was to determine the current use of computers and mobile devices for learning and the students' reading speed on different platforms. The research was contextualised in a sample of students at the University of South Africa.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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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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Kizito, Rita Ndagire – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This paper examines the possible characteristics and the value of designing learning activities grounded in connectivism--an emerging learning theory. It is an exploratory attempt to connect the theory to the prevailing technology adoption archetypes used in African contexts with the aim of extracting influences that could shape pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Technology Integration
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Laine, Teemu H.; Nygren, Eeva – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
Technology integration is the process of overcoming different barriers that hinder efficient utilisation of learning technologies. The authors divide technology integration into two components based on technology's role in the integration process. In active integration, the technology integrates learning resources into a learning space, making it…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Learning Experience
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Mkhize, Peter; Mtsweni, Samuel; Buthelezi, Portia – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Academic institutions such as the University of South Africa (Unisa) are using information and communication technology (ICT) in order to conduct their daily primary operations, which are teaching and learning. Unisa is the only distance learning university in South Africa and also in Africa. Unisa currently has the highest number of students on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Distance Education, Open Universities
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Mavhunga, Francis Z.; Kibirige, Israel; Chigonga, Benard; Ramaboka, Manthiba – Perspectives in Education, 2016
Many schools in South Africa ban smartphones. The decision does not take into account the views of the learners. The purpose of this paper was to elicit learners' views regarding smartphones in schools. A survey design was used and data were collected from 93 learners using a questionnaire consisting of closed- and open-ended items. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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Singh, U. G.; Wassermann, J. M. – Africa Education Review, 2016
Following the challenges faced in the selection and implementation of e-assessment tools for student assessment, I undertook a journey of implementing an e-assessment system within the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This article describes the path traversed and highlights the potholes and expressways on this road towards e-assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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