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Haipinge, Erkkie; Kadhila, Ngepathimo – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses that are open to anyone with Internet access. Pioneered in North America, they were developed for contexts with broader access to technology and wider access to the Internet. As globally networked learning environments (GNLEs), MOOCs foster collaborative communities and learning in ways not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Higher Education
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Gasuku, Samwel – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Learning resources such as audio, video and online content are developed as supplementary learning resources to print-based materials. This study focuses on the development of multimedia learning in adult education programmes for out-of-school girls and young women in Tanzania. It defines multimedia and adult education before showing the…
Descriptors: Females, Out of School Youth, Multimedia Materials, Independent Study
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Uzorka, Afram – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Educators are interested in the impact of technology on education and are supported by regulatory bodies promoting technology standards, recruiters seeking teachers with technology skills, legislated technology in the curriculum, and a demand for a technology skilled workforce. In response to the interest in technology in education, and faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Needs, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Uses in Education
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Edward, Joshua – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Over the last two decades research has indicated an unpleasant experience for the elderly with exemptions. An important question for this paper is whether the unpleasant exempted experience for the elderly in accessing health services is linked to illiteracy. Since illiteracy can affect how services are used and its results, the answer to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Access to Health Care, Illiteracy
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Niari, Maria – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
The purpose of this small-scale qualitative research study was to examine the use and perceived value of integrating collaborative learning techniques at teleconferences at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). Qualitative semi-structure interviews with tutors from the School of Humanities at the HOU were conducted in order for the research plan to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Teaching Methods
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Aynas, Naciye; Aslan, Mecit – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
This study aims to investigate the effects of authentic learning methods -- applied in science courses -- on the problem-solving skills and attitudes towards those courses. As a research design, a quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test control groups was used in the study. The data of the study were collected from 92 students at the…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Problem Solving
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Mays, Tony John; Ogange, Betty; Ogange, Betty; Perris, Kirk – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Following campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Ministries of Education around the world requested teachers to move their teaching online. This case study reflects on how the Commonwealth of Learning responded to requests from two countries to provide support in pedagogical and curricular change for online learning in this process. A…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Kinyua, Ann Hildah Gatakaa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Open Educational Resources (OER) are geared towards promoting accessibility to education and to help overcome certain constraints to education associated with traditional ways of learning. However, these OERs can only be successfully rolled out and utilised in environments already enjoying certain infrastructural empowerments, including…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Curriculum Implementation, Open Educational Resources, Barriers
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Olang'o, Jorry; Malechwanzi, Joseph; Murage, Susan; Amuka, Lorna – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE) policy on academic Performance of Rural Public Day Secondary Schools (RPDSS) in Kilifi County, Kenya. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and a sample of 375 subjects was considered sufficient. Structured questionnaires and interview…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Buckler, Alison; Stutchbury, Kris; Kasule, George; Cullen, Jane; Kaije, Doris – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Tutors working in colleges of education in sub-Saharan Africa are responsible for teaching, and inspiring hundreds of thousands of aspiring teachers. Yet they have received little attention in the literature, often being depicted as a conservative cohort of professionals, unprepared for their role, yet resistant to change. This study reports on…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Tutors, Professional Development
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Kuboni, Olabisi – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
This paper reports on a review of a series of video tutorials that were developed for offering at a distance to primary school students of Trinidad and Tobago during the pandemic. The materials selected for the review focused on the teaching of problem-solving skills based on topics drawn from the mathematics curriculum. The tutorials were…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Hadjistassou, Stella – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
This paper draws on design-based research to develop a real-world classroom Augmented Reality (AR) scenario, which was accompanied by tasks used to mediate intercultural telecollaboration. It investigates the role of these tasks and AR scenario in enacting affordances to enrich students' learning experiences, to establish a connection between…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Vignettes
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Kalinga, Ellen A. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
This paper demonstrates the learning of software engineering through modeling using Object-Oriented Analysis and Design approach with Unified Modeling Language. An online interview management system case project to the whole class was used to develop the software requirement specification. Through modelling, the processes to be considered in…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Computer Software, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Musyimi, Caroline – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
This study explores the influence of modern teaching and learning equipment on improving vocational education quality and employment rates and its long-term effect on Kenya's journey to achieve industrialisation by the year 2030. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design. Stratified random sampling was used to sample 172 students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
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De Silva, D. V. M. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is considered an important strategy for increasing educational access. However, students learning in ODL environments face many challenges. Studies have indicated that students with self-regulated learning (SRL) skills are more likely to succeed in ODL environments. Studies have demonstrated that through…
Descriptors: Self Management, Skill Development, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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