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Volume 10 Issue 4 of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) was published at the end of December, 2014. You can read, print and share all the articles free of charge.
The articles in this issue
This issue has articles on reflections, evaluation and design of ICT in education for development. The articles are from or about Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad and USA.
- “Frontrunners in ICTL: Kenyan runners’ improvement in training, informal learning and economic opportunities using smartphones” by Per Olof Hansson and William Jobe, looks at how mobile technology shapes, changes, and develops informal learning outside the classroom and school environment.
- In “Technology-supported classroom for collaborative learning: Blogging in the foreign language classroom”, Dorota Domalewska examines the phenomenon of blogging as a technologically enhanced support to develop interaction and interrelatedness among learners in a foreign language course.
- “Effectiveness of Web Quest Strategy in acquiring geographic concepts among eighth grade students in Jordan” by Zaid Suleiman AL-Edwan, reports favorable results.
- “The effect of computer based instructional technique for the learning of elementary level mathematics among high, average and low achievers” by Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, Bashir Gondal and Nuzhat Fatima questions the use of CAI.
- The article “Evaluation of a pilot project on information and communication technology for rural education development: A Cofimvaba case study on the educational use of tablets”, by Acheson Charles Phiri, Thato foko and Nare Mahwai, found that most teachers embraced the use of tablets in the classroom.
- The article “Synchronous e-learning: Reflections and design considerations” by Filiz Tabak and Rohit Rampal demonstrates how instructors can combine collaborative and virtual learning principles in course design
- In the article “Students’ experiences of learning in a virtual classroom”, Dilani S. P. Gedera uses Activity Theory as a research framework to develop a better understanding of students’ experiences of learning with the specific online learning technology of Adobe Connect virtual classroom.
- “Measurement invariance of the UTAUT constructs in the Caribbean” by Troy D. Thomas, et al., employs confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the factorial validity and the cross-national comparability of the UTAUT constructs with respect to mobile learning in higher education in four Caribbean countries.
- In “Exploring interactions of cultural capital with learner and instructor expectations: A case study”, Roxanne Russell asks: How do bidirectional flows of cultural capital interact with learner expectations and instructor preconceptions in the case of a cross-sector, cross-border training program?
- In their article, O. A. Lawal-Adebowale and O. Oyekunle report on the “Agro-students’ appraisal of online registration of academic courses in the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria”.
- “Creation of audiovisual presentations as a tool to develop key competences in secondary-school students. A case study in science class” by Ángel Ezquerra, Javier Manso, Mª Esther Burgos, and Carla Hallabrin, describes a proposal to develop key competences through project-based learning.
Open access material about ICT in education for development
IJEDICT is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. It provides a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas about ICT in education for development in hitherto less developed parts of the world. Read the journal at: International Journal of Education and Development using ICT: Vol. 10, No. 4 (2014).
The journal now has several sister publications (all free to read and subscribe):
- IJEDICT Weekly News – an online newspaper – http://paper.li/f-1325685118
- ICT for Education and Development – a daily, magazine style curation http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-for-education-and-development
- Communication, Education and Development using ICT – http://cedict.blogspot.com/