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University of KwaZuluNatal
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 1843–1853
The development and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education has lead to most universities incorporating elements of Learning Management Systems (LMS) into their traditional classrooms. However, it is not known how well...
Educator Acceptance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) integration in teaching and learning in a developing country.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 52–61
Technology availability is quite often mistaken for technology adoption and use. The South African National Department of Education, has indicated its intention to ensure that every school has access to a wide choice of diverse, high quality...
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 1218–1230
In this paper the influence of the learning context is considered when learning to program. For the purposes of this study, the lectures, study process, previous knowledge or teaching experience and tests comprised the learning context. The article...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2421–2427
The aim of this study was to investigate the students’ and lecturers’ awareness, and perceptions towards the use of online social networking sites for teaching and learning. The social network sites that were of interest were Facebook, Ning, YouTube ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6158–6164
The integration of ICT in teaching and learning is becoming almost obligatory given the imperatives of education in many countries in the world. All teachers have a challenging job, but integrating the tools for ICT in teaching and learning provides ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 1523–1529
Virtual worlds (VWs) constitute a growing space for many aspects of life including playing, learning and teaching, and collaborating. VW applications are among the most popular technologies that are used by a range of people – from the child at home ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1687–1693
Learning to program and learning to teach programming has been problematic for introductory students and preservice teachers for a long time. This paper explores an important thinking skill problem solving that is often taken for granted in...
Global TIME 2012 (Feb 07, 2012) pp. 38–43
The rise in the use of podcasts over the past few years has been phenomenal. Whilst podcasts were initially popular for entertainment purposes, podcasts has now gained interest in the education sector. In the university sector, the adoption of...
The Diverse Educational Needs and Challenges of Information Technology Teachers in Two Black Rural Schools
Elsa Mentz; Roxanne Bailey; Marietjie Havenga; Betty Breed; Desmond Govender; Irene Govender; Frank Dignum; Virginia Dignum
Perspectives in Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (March 2012) pp. 70–78
This article reflects on the first phase of a research project aimed at the empowerment of Information Technology (IT) teachers in black rural schools in the North-West province of South Africa. In order to empower these IT teachers, the first phase ...