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Matabane, Mogalatjane Edward; Machaba, France Masilo – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
This qualitative case study analyzed how first year university mathematics students used words, images, and symbols to convey the same mathematical ideas. The study was located within the interpretivist paradigm and took naturalistic methodology. Twenty-six first year students were purposefully selected to participate in the study. Data was…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Language Usage, Symbols (Mathematics), Mathematics Education
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Bhagwonparsadh, Yudvir; Pule, Kereng Gilbert – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
The study investigated the effects of condonation on the promotion of senior phase mathematics learners into the FET phase in a high school in KwaZulu-Natal. Condoned learners were assisted to progress, despite not meeting the pass requirements. The study suggests learning support strategies teachers could use to improve condoned FET mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Student Promotion, High School Teachers
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Tamba, Georgiana Ioana; Iancu, Ioana – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
Digital communication is a great facilitator of human connection, positively contributing to life satisfaction and prosocial behavior. However, the existing findings also insist on the drawbacks of the digital communication, as low levels of wellbeing satisfaction, or happiness. Thus, aiming to reconciliate the two sets of assumptions and relying…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Usability, Value Judgment
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Mkhize, Thulasizwe Fredrick – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
This paper explored the experiences of geography subject advisors (GSAs) in the implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in South African schools. This was done to determine how they assist in the implementation of GIS. National senior certificate diagnostic reports for matric results indicate every year that learners are performing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Competencies
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Ayanwale, Musa Adekunle – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
Teachers in secondary schools were studied to determine their readiness to adopt fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies to enhance their teaching practices and student learning. Through Industry 4.0, technologies are also becoming available as products for education, transforming the rules and norms of education. Secondary school…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Technology Integration
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Nwosu, Lilian Ifunanya; Bereng, Makuena Clementina; Segotso, Tlotlo; Enebe, Ngozi Blessing – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has been the subject of discussion, and in most cases, it has been seen as a threat to jobs and conventional methods of performing certain activities. As a result, concerns over the preparation of the South African educational systems for the 4IR have been raised. Many industries still lack an advanced…
Descriptors: Industrialization, Educational Development, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Moloi, Mojakgomo David; Molise, Habasisa Vincent; Kola, Malose Isaac – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
This paper investigated the strategic devices that can be used to enhance the accounting cash journals content knowledge (ACJCK) of Grade 9 economic and management sciences (EMS) teachers. The study was qualitative, with three participants selected from one rural school in the Thabo-Mofutsanyane education district. The interviews were used to…
Descriptors: Accounting, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Grade 9, Secondary School Teachers
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Nkambule, Bongani Innocent – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic is unarguably one of the most disastrous events whose detriment to the normalcy of the education and training sectors will never be forgotten. To salvage the academic year, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) encouraged historically disadvantaged schools to explore rotational learning. This was supplemented by mobile…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Uses in Education, Supplementary Education, Teaching Methods
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Güney, Kaan – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
This paper intends to explore the various ways in which social media can be used to enhance learning and engagement, as well as the potential challenges and risks that may arise. The study focuses on face-to-face formal K-12 education which is a system that generally covers 12 grades including primary and secondary schools. The manuscript provides…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Knowles, Ryan T.; Camicia, Steven; Nelson, Lorissa – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
Social media has provided challenges and opportunities for education for democracy. There have always been structural elements of communication that are hidden and perpetuate inequalities. Social media has accelerated and empowered these hidden structures through algorithms. In this argumentative essay, we examine how critical media literacy can…
Descriptors: Civics, Education, Democracy, Social Media
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Hensley, Matt; Waters, Stewart; Russell, William; Kenna, Joshua – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
Social media has undoubtedly shifted the landscape of educator professional development in the 21st century. The establishment and development of identifiable professional learning communities (PLCs) like the #SSChat social studies community on Twitter enables educators to connect and collaborate with other professionals across the globe from…
Descriptors: Demography, Sense of Community, Social Media, Communities of Practice
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Kenna, Joshua; Hensley, Matthew – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
Technology integration has received a significant amount of money from the budgets of schools in the United States, even prior to COVID-19. Social media as an instructional tool was also receiving growing attention. However, since COVID-19 it seems that there is an even larger shift in the calls to use social media. The purpose of this survey…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education
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Kendall, Kason – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
Democratic discussion in the classroom has been viewed as a way to increase consensus, however the spread of false and misleading information through social media and influencers can make classroom discussions problematic. This electronic text analysis study highlights the social media site of Quora and posts related to the Gulf War. Posts related…
Descriptors: Democracy, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Media
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Kilinc, Emin; Tarman, Bulent; Yussupova, Saule – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
This paper examines college students` participation behaviors and the use of social media tools. The descriptive survey model was applied to investigate university students' participation behaviors. The data was collected through a "Participation Questionnaire" from 284 college students in Kazakhstan. The result showed that students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Participation, Social Media
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Regina Mosima Tefo; Enid Manyaku Pitsoane – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2023
This paper sought to investigate the accessibility of Digital Access Centres as a resource for Unisa Students needing to access services away from campus. The Digital Access Centres are available in open-distance e-learning institutions like Unisa in a quest to reach students. Unisa regional computer labs are always fully packed with students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Access to Information, Access to Computers
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