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Matyokurehwa, Kanos; Rudhumbu, Norman; Mlambo, Chiedza P. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2020
The study sought to examine the intention to use smartphones technology as learning tools (mobile-learning) in universities in Botswana, with particular reference to a selected university. Preliminary investigations have shown that despite the high density of mobile phones in Botswana, very few of these devices seem to be used for learning…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Chin, Amita G.; Little, Philip; Jones, Beth H. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2020
In 2019, the number of smartphone users in the United States was estimated to be over 266 million, or 81% of the population. While smartphones, combined with a plethora of apps that are readily available, have become wholly integrated into our daily lives, they embody a multitude of risks for consumers. The purpose of this study is to assess…
Descriptors: State Universities, Undergraduate Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Bere, Aaron; Rambe, Patient – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
The progressive development of mobile smart phones and instant messaging create opportunities for use of cost effective collaborative learning platforms in higher education. This paper presents a mobile learning (mLearning) initiative within the higher education context of a developing country. This qualitative study follows a case study approach.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Synchronous Communication, Higher Education
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Mfaume, Hamisi – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
The government of Tanzania through its ICT Policy for Basic Education, has indicated a commitment to use of mobile phones among other ICTs, as a strategy to enhance the quality of education. It is from this fact that this study determined teachers' awareness of the educational benefits of the device, their use and barriers towards their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Baguma, Rehema; Bagarukayo, Emily; Namubiru, Proscovia; Brown, Cheryl; Mayisela, Tabisa – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
Most universities in Uganda encourage memorization as the predominant method of learning. This has been partly linked to limited practical pedagogical skills among educators, to effectively engage students to develop Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Consequently, students are not well prepared for the world after university. WhatsApp Enabled…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Thinking Skills, Social Theories, Foreign Countries
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Sandhu, Sandeep; Sankey, Michael; Donald, Patricia – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
There is a large proportion of the population in India that has very limited access to higher education (HE). Of this, the northern states seem to worse off than their southern counterparts. The access to HE is further problematized by a lack of access to personal computers; however, there is a large proportion of the population that has access to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Access to Computers
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Kumar, S. Aravindh; Karthikeyan, C. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
Smart phones can be regarded as one of the greatest invention of this century and have become inseparable gadgets from everyone's pocket. The diffusion of smartphones has been widening more rapidly due to its means for communication, gaming, education, entertainment, technical support, information, day to day news coverage, and trading and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Agricultural Occupations
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Mfaume, Hamisi; Mgaya, Rose; Bilinga, Margareth – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
This study examined teachers' perspectives on using a mobile phone in the promotion of teacher ethics in Tanzania. It was informed by the qualitative approach, using a sample of forty-eight (48) respondents who were drawn through purposive and convenient sampling techniques. Data were sought through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and were…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Dolawattha, D. D. M.; Pramadasa, H. K. Salinda; Jayaweera, Prasad M. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
Mobile technology-based education is referred to as mobile learning and has great demand due to the prevailing contemporary socio-economic culture. Better mobile learning experiences require stakeholder satisfaction. This research aims to observe teachers' influencing factors for an applicable and sustainable mobile learning framework. The impact…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Mwandosya, Godfrey Isaac; Mbise, Esther Rosinner – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
This paper presents the findings of the evaluation feedback on the functionalities of a mobile education tool (MET) prototype at the College of Business Education (CBE) known as the CBEMET Prototype, in Tanzania. The paper also describes the extent to which the CBEMET Prototype adheres to the traits and ideas of Design Science Research (DSR). To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Pretests Posttests, Teacher Attitudes
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Shemahonge, Ramadhani; Mtebe, Joel S. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
Universities in sub-Saharan Africa have been adopting various forms of blended distance courses to meet the demand of higher education. However, the lack of reliable and efficient support services for students taking various blended programs has continued to be the main challenge. This study developed a mobile application for enabling instructors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Mtega, Wulystan Pius – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
Radio and television are potential for knowledge dissemination. This study investigated the usage of radio and television as sources of agricultural knowledge among farmers in Tanzania. Specifically, the study identified major sources of agricultural knowledge used by farmers; determined the potential of radio and television stations as sources of…
Descriptors: Radio, Television, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations
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Samuel, Nathaniel; Onasanya, Samuel Adenubi; Olumorin, Charles Olubode – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This paper investigated the university lecturers' perceived usefulness, ease of use and adequacy of use mobile technologies for research collaboration in South-west, Nigeria. Lecturers in the public universities in the South-west, Nigeria were purposively sampled. The study was descriptive type using survey method. 4 research questions were raised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Faculty
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Abidin, Nurul Aina Syakirah Zainal; Tho, Siew Wei – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The purpose of this research was to design and develop hands-on practical physics activity for the determination of relationship between the fundamental frequency and wavelength of standing waves using open or closed resonance tubes. In this study, an innovative use of smartphone device for the hands-on practical activity was developed with the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, College Science, Telecommunications
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Mwakisole, Kennedy F.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Mtebe, Joel S. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 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%…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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