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Amini, Clifford M.; Oluyide, Oluwaseun P. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This research evaluated the ICT competencies of distance learning students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), as a pre-requisite for their effectiveness in a computer-based learning environment. 186 students (66 males and 120 females) responded to the questionnaire -- Learners' Competency in the use of ICT (LC in CT) -- which was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mtebe, Joel; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Raphael, Christina; Stephen, Josephine K. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
Africa is the most youthful continent in the world with approximately 20% of the global youth population, which is expected to increase by 42% by the end of 2030. This great number of youths, which could be used as a huge asset for the continent's economic growth and development, is largely unemployed. As a result, governments have introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This mixed-methods study examines the design and delivery of MOOCs to facilitate student self-monitoring for self-directed learning (SDL). The data collection methods included an online survey (n = 198), semi-structured interviews of MOOC instructors (n = 22), and document analysis of MOOCs (n = 22). This study found that MOOC instructors viewed…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Karunanayaka, Shironica Priyanthi; Weerakoon, W. M. S. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme provides a framework for fostering digital education for lifelong learning by developing digital education leaders. The Faculty of Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka implemented an action research project to promote the adoption of C-DELTA among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Lifelong Learning
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Whitelock, Denise; Edwards, Chris; Okada, Alexandra – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
The EU-funded TeSLA project -- Adaptive Trust-based e-Assessment System for Learning (http://tesla-project.eu) -- has developed a suite of instruments for e-Authentication. These include face recognition, voice recognition, keystroke dynamics, forensic analysis and plagiarism detection, which were designed for integration within a university's…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Wolfenden, Freda; Adinolfi, Lina; Cross, Simon – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This case study concerns findings from a workshop with senior teacher educators from three Indian states as part of the TESS-India teacher professional development initiative. The workshop explored how open digital badges might be used to support, capture and validate changes in teachers' classroom practice. Workshop participants drew on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology
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Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This paper explores cultural inclusivity in online learning design by discussing two international capacity development projects: an online tutor mentor development programme in Sri Lanka and a hybrid physician assistant training programme in Ghana. Inclusivity involves establishing partnerships and conducting needs assessments to maximise the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mentors, Cultural Pluralism, Program Descriptions
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Law, Patrina – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The OpenLearn platform was launched in 2006 with the aim of delivering excerpts of the Open University's (UK) (OU) curriculum as open educational resources (OER). Now reaching over 9m learners a year, the platform delivers free courses, educational interactives, videos and articles across a broad range of subjects reflecting what is delivered…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Open Educational Resources, Open Universities, Undergraduate Students
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Downes, Stephen – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
While previous work has recognised the potential for open badges and blockchain to play a role in online courses, this potential has yet to be realised in a fully decentralized cMOOC. This paper describes the design objectives of an application that integrates open badges and blockchain with a cMOOC. The work described was undertaken during the…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mtebe, Joel S.; Kondoro, Aron W. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The adoption and use of various eLearning systems to enhance the quality of education in secondary schools in Tanzania is becoming common. However, there is little evidence to suggest that students actually use them. Existing studies tend to focus on investigating students' attitude towards using these systems through surveys. Nonetheless, data…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Electronic Learning, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
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Naidu, Som – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Contemporary educational institutions are experiencing disruptions to their "modus operandi" from a variety of sources. A changing student demographic across the higher education sector, along with their changing educational needs is driving much of this disruption. Other drivers are the need for different kinds of skill sets required in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Change Strategies
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Stutchbury, Kris; Gallastegi, Lore; Woodward, Clare – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper demonstrates how the features and affordances of open learning have been developed in new and productive ways to provide school-based continuing professional development for teachers in Zambia. It presents and critically reviews data from 200 teachers who have taken part in phase 1 of the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Intervention, Knowledge Level, Reflection
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Morgan, Tannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This study examined a Canadian post-secondary institution in the period between 2010 and 2014, with a follow-up assessment in 2018 in order to understand its evolution with open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP). In the first timeline, the study looked at drivers that contributed to the uptake of OER in relation to…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Sustainability, Postsecondary Education, Case Studies
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Anderson, Terry – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Likely the most significant and life changing technologies of the 21st Century is the adoption of social media as major components of commercial, entertainment and educational activities. In this article, I overview the supposed benefits of the application of these tools within formal higher education programs. I then discuss the disadvantages and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Benefits
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Wambugu, Patriciah Wanjiku; Stutchbury, Kris; Dickie, Joan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This study investigated how a school-based professional development programme, designed by the Headteacher and staff of a Kenyan primary school, and delivered by a Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) team, supported teacher learning and growth. The TESSA team observed teaching in the classroom before the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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