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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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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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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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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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Papadimitriou, Sofia Theodor; Niari, Maria Ioannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Open Badges are digital representations of achievements or skills which describe the framework, significance, and outcomes of a learning procedure based on specific criteria. The "Open Badges' collection" can be used by its holder as a virtual CV of skills and qualifications. The practice of development, issue, and use of badges is…
Descriptors: Open Education, Credentials, Foreign Countries, Qualifications
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Makhaya, Barbara Khavugwi; Ogange, Betty Obura – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Conventional Higher Education Institutions in Kenya are in the process of implementing eLearning projects. These initiatives are, however, fraught with challenges. At the Maseno University eCampus, an evaluation of statistics on the institutional LMS after two years of implementation revealed that many lecturers had minimal or no log-in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Migrants arriving in a country are not always welcome. Similarly, the arrival of new technologies can be perceived as a blot on the familiar landscape of established educational practices. This paper seeks a productive synergy between migrants' educational requirements with respect to learning the language of their host society; their valuable and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Mukama, Evode – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the historical practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on the Foucauldian genealogical and governmentality analysis. The paper examines government aspirations as depicted in policy statements starting from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this commentary we examine some of the issues related to in-service teacher development in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations, Faculty Development
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Torres, Patrícia Lupion; Rama, Claudio – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Distance higher education has only relatively recently been established in some Latin American countries, as part of wider higher education reforms. The developments of distance education have been the result of sustained efforts of leading thinkers and practitioners in the region. In this article, several leading distance education professionals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Leaders, Higher Education
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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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