International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology

International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology is an academic journal focusing on International Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 2, July

Access to ICT for Teaching and Learning: From Single Artefact to Interrelated Resources
ABSTRACTIn the past few years, concepts of the digital divide and theories of access to ICT have evolved beyond a focus on the separation of the "haves" and the "have nots" to include more than just physical access to computers. Researchers have started...
A Pedagogical and Economic Critique of Student Charges for Internet Access
ABSTRACTIn this article I argue that charging students for Internet access is both destructive of fundamental objectives of the educational process and is unnecessary as a mechanism for solving the public goods problems that are typical of Internet provisioning.Keywords:...
A Response to "A Pedagogical and Economic Critique of Student Charges for Internet Access"
ABSTRACTThis paper is a practitioner response by an IT manager to a paper by Duncan Greaves entitled "A pedagogical and economic critique of student charges for Internet access", which appears in the same issue of IJEDICT. Greaves' article proposes four...
Blended Online and Face-to-Face Learning: A Pilot Project in the Faculty of Education, Eduardo Mondlane University
ABSTRACTThis paper is about the introduction of blended online and face-to-face learning to the Faculty of Education at Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU) in Mozambique. The main objective of the intervention was to explore the use of a course management...
Border Crossings and Multimodal Composition in the Arts
ABSTRACTDevelopmental and development-oriented learning with digital media are discussed in relation to the concepts border crossings and multimodal composition. The first concept refers to a transveral of disciplines and recombinations of elements from...
Changing the 'Landscape' of Learning: The Future of Blended Learning Provision in Newly Merged South African Higher Education Institutions
ABSTRACTThis article analyses the implications of recent institutional mergers for information systems development and in particular for the provision of blended and collaborative learning in the South African higher education system. The merged institutions...
Computer-Supported Development of Critical Reasoning Skills1
ABSTRACTThinking skills are important and education is expected to develop them. Empirical results suggest that formal education makes a modest and largely indirect difference. This paper will describe the early stages of an ongoing curriculum initiative...
DITonline: A Journalistic Experiment in Blended, Collaborative Teaching and Learning
ABSTRACTDITonline is an independent, daily news website run by students, for students, at the Durban Institute of Technology (DIT) in Durban, South Africa. The website is a collaborative project, emanating from blended teaching and learning environments...
Editorial: ICT for Education and Development in Southern Africa
Welcome to this very special second issue of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT).IJEDICT is an e-journal that seeks to support the community of researchers and practitioners...
Experiences with International Online Discussions: Participation Patterns of Botswana and American Students in an Adult Education and Development Course at the University of Botswana
ABSTRACTThis paper describes the experiences gathered in a Masters of Adult Education course at University of Botswana (UB), where 26 students of the University of Botswana and the University of Georgia (UGA) engaged in discussions within the University...
Growing Communities of Practice among Educational Technology Researchers and Practitioners in Development-Oriented Contexts: Linking Local and Global Debates
ABSTRACTThis editorial starts from the context of disparities in access between the North and the South and within the Southern African region. The authors then explore the origins of the papers in the e/merge 2004 online conference which was designed...
Online Debating to Encourage Student Participation in Online Learning Environments: A Qualitative Case Study at a South African University
ABSTRACTThe use of computer-mediated communication in higher education presents opportunities for students to be part of an online learning community irrespective of their geographical location. However, students do not always avail themselves of this...
The Shongololo Interconnectivity Pilot Project: A Work in Progress
ABSTRACTThe Shongololo project of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture in South Africa aims to endorse the notion that a school can quite effectively cross the digital divide with a single online computer that is accessible to both learners...
Towards Appropriate Methodologies to Research Interactive Learning: Using a Design Experiment to Assess a Learning Programme for Complex Thinking
ABSTRACTIn this paper, we advance that there are several issues pertaining to the design of research in instructional technology. It is our view that much of the current research taking place may suffer from poor quality, inappropriate design, and lack...
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