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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
With the rise of OER and multimedia such as YouTube videos, many academic institutions are becoming mindful of the richness they bring into the teaching and learning process. Given that multimedia resources cannot be directly integrated into printed material, the only available alternative is to print hyperlinks, which teachers and learners can…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mow, Ioana Chan; Temese, Edna; Mose, Mose N.; Patu, Tara; Mauai, Elisapeta; Sinclair, Ioana; Lafaele, Fiafaitupe; Namulauulu, Joseph; Tanielu, Misioka; Soon, Agnes Wong; Chan, Vensall – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This paper describes the findings of the first trial of the Aptus device within the National University of Samoa. The Aptus is a device that enables wireless access to valuable educational resources in the absence of electricity and the Internet. The goals of this research were to explore the acceptance of using the Aptus to access e-resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Information, Usability
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Ferreira, Frances J.; Kamal, Mostafa Azad – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", emphasises the need for "providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes [which] will fuel sustainable economies and benefit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Females, Marriage
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Lane, Andy – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Education for All has been a concept at the heart of international development since 1990 and has found its latest instantiation within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as SDG 4, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". Open education, in the form of resources and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Educational Practices
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Traxler, John – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Mobile learning has moved in the last decade from being a small, scattered research interest to being viewed by many international agencies as a way of delivering their humanitarian missions to the developing contexts of the global South. This paper explores and documents fundamental concepts and concerns that characterize or perhaps jeopardise…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Ngubane-Mokiwa, S. A.; Khoza, S. B. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Innovative teaching is a concept based on student-centred teaching strategies. Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects has not been equitable due to use of traditional teaching strategies. These strategies tend to exclude students with disabilities who can effectively learn in environments that appropriately and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Kabugo, David; Muyinda, Paul B.; Masagazi, Fred. M.; Mugagga, Anthony M.; Mulumba, Mathias B. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Although eye-tracking technologies such as Tobii-T120/TX and Eye-Tribe are steadily becoming ubiquitous, and while their appropriation in education can aid teachers to collect robust information on how students move their eyes when reading and engaging with different learning objects, many teachers of Luganda language are yet to gain experiences…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, African Languages, Language Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Nabushawo, Harriet Mutambo; Aguti, Jessica Norah; Winterbottom, Mark – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This paper examines the place of public libraries in supporting distance learners in Makerere University, exploring the factors which affect utilisation of their services. The study adopted a survey design with 300 B.Ed. students, collecting data through focus group discussions, structured questionnaires and individual interviews.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Distance Education, Library Services
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Policies play a critical role in the implementation of open, distance education and opening up higher education. To encourage participation of different stakeholders in related practices, policies may need to embody values and benefits for those stakeholders. It is in this perspective that this study was conducted to investigate the policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Access to Education
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Kruse Vaái, Emma – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The following article examines the beginnings of open distance learning and use of OER by the National University of Samoa Faculty of Education to address an identified national need for more teachers and to improve their quality. It highlights related challenges in the training of teachers and how different and new modes of learning are not…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Distance Education
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Chaudhury, S. V. S.; Khare, Pankaj; Gupta, Sanjay; Garg, Suresh – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Towards the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 -2012), India catered to about 20 per cent of those in the age group 17 to 24 years. However, to achieve the threshold level of about 30 per cent by 2020, and address concerns that perpetuate inequalities in opportunities to higher education, the Government of India (GoI) formulated positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Open Universities, Higher Education
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Recent reports on xMOOCs indicate that underprivileged learners in need of higher education have minimally been reached by these courses. While the "open access" agenda is needed to reach such learners, most MOOCs have been developed in societies that have shifted toward the "lifelong learning" agenda. In this paper, xMOOCs are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its Bachelor of Education programme. Following the examination it argues that some policies are formulated in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Policy, Assignments
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Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar; Miglani, Anshu – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
"Mobile Learning" (m-Learning) has emerged as a trend in the field of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). It is removing the time and geographical barriers for learning by placing learning opportunities at the fingertips of learners. ODL institutes in India are also adopting m-learning in different forms; however, it is not fully…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Weller, Martin – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The advent of the internet and digital technologies has given rise to a number of new economic models. These have often been applied to education, but either through faults in the initial models or differences in the characteristics of the education sector, they have not proven to be widely applicable. The use of digital, network technologies…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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