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Nganji,, Julius; Kwemain, Roland; Taku, Calisus – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
Although with the overwhelming impact of new technologies globally, numerous factors still account for the setbacks in bridging the digital divide in developing nations. Cameroon has for several years been trailing in the employment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to facilitate learning and teaching in schools. Nevertheless, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Information Technology
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Grönlund, Åke; Lim, Nena; Larsson, Hannu – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
Developing countries face many obstacles in the process of implementing inclusive education (IE). Effective use of assistive technologies (AT) can help governments in developing countries achieve inclusive education by helping children with disabilities in schools. Despite the importance and positive impact of AT, prior research on the use of AT…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Purnomo, Sutrisno Hadi; Lee, Yi-Hsuan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
This study investigates agricultural extension officers' perception of readiness and barriers towards implementation of ICT programme. Data were gathered from 312 extension officers affiliated with public organisations of the Ministry of Agriculture in four regencies of Indonesia. Descriptive statistics, exploratory and confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Readiness, Barriers, Technology Integration
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Yoshida, Hiroki – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
The first Japanese "curriculum standards" for educational media/ICT in-service teacher training was announced by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in April 1973. Since then, the "curriculum standards" has been revised twice. The last revision was made in March 2006, based on the results of a preliminary study that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Academic Standards
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Teo, Timothy; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
This study examines the computer self-efficacy among pre-service teachers (N = 708) at a teacher training institute in Singapore. Data were collected through self-reported ratings on a 7-point Likert-type scale. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was performed on an initial sample (N = 354) and the result revealed that pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Structural Equation Models
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Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarul; Rajab, Belal Mousa – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
The paper describes a study designed to investigate the utilisation of the Internet by English Language teachers in Gaza focusing on uses, practices and barriers. A questionnaire was developed based on literature (Kabilan 2003; Kabilan & Mohamed Amin 2002) and was administered to 274 English language teachers in Gaza schools. Data reveal that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Lu, Zhihong; Hou, Leijuan; Huang, Xiaohui – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
The development and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the field of Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) have had a considerable impact on the teaching methodologies in China. With an increasing emphasis on strengthening students' learning initiative and adopting a "student-centred" teaching concept in FLT,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Okonkwo, Charity – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
Every instructional process involves a strategic assessment system for a complete teaching-learning circle. Assessment system which is seriously challenged calls for a change in the approach. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) assessment system at present is challenged. The large number of students and numerous courses offered by NOUN…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Item Banks
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Light, Daniel – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
This research project used instrumental case studies of successful schools from the Intel® Teach Essentials Course in Turkey, India and Chile to examine what contextual factors might facilitate teachers' ability to transfer a professional development program about ICT and innovative teaching strategies into their classrooms given the school…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Sustainability
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Fan, Andy – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
The Portuguese came to Macau in the 16th century, Macao has become part of China again since 1999. Under the strong economic growth in recent years, the Macao government has invested substantial human, material and financial resources for the implementation of IT in education in Macau since 2001. This paper reviewed the development of IT in…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Economic Progress
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Moll, Pippa – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
This paper is a practitioner response by an IT manager to a paper by Duncan Greaves entitled "A pedagogical and economic critique of student charges for Internet access", which appears in the same issue of "IJEDICT." Greaves' article proposes four mechanisms to solve this "public goods problem". The author explores…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Computers, Access to Information, Fees
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Greaves, Duncan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
In this article I argue that charging students for Internet access is both destructive of fundamental objectives of the educational process and is unnecessary as a mechanism for solving the public goods problems that are typical of Internet provisioning.
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Economic Impact, Universities
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Lennie, June; Hearn, Greg; Simpson, Lyn; Kimber, Megan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
Given the current emphasis on the benefits of communication and information technologies (C&IT) for sustainable rural community development, effective evaluations of C&IT initiatives are increasingly important. This paper presents outcomes of a project that aimed to build capacities of people in two Australian rural communities to evaluate…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Information Technology, Rural Areas, Program Evaluation
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Burn, Janice; Thongprasert, Nalinee – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
This study was designed to examine the critical success factors for implementing Virtual Education Delivery (VED) in Thailand, and to identify ways to facilitate such adoption and lead to effective outcomes. The study incorporated an analysis of three specific factors related to Thai culture: high power distance "Bhun Khun", uncertainty…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Strategic Planning, Program Implementation, Virtual Classrooms
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Marshall, Stewart; Taylor, Wal – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
Despite the huge potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to assist communities to increase their overall well-being through community development, there are relatively few examples of sustained community networks built around ICT when compared to commercial applications, even in the developed countries where the technology has…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Social Capital, Social Networks, Program Descriptions
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