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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Dec 24, 2007 Volume 3, Number 4

Editors

Tony Carr; Laura Czerniewicz

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 11

  1. RAT Online. The Wheel Spanner: An online self-defence course

    Steven Yates, Derivco, South Africa

    The task of design, delivery and evaluation of online learning environments is a complex one. There is a multitude of learning approaches, software design tools and evaluation methods from which to... More

    pp. 7-26

  2. The politics of e-learning in South African higher education

    Neetha Ravjee, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    This paper describes recent ICT-related practices emerging in South African universities and compares four approaches that inform their relationship to higher education change. Considering the... More

    pp. 27-41

  3. An analysis of the impact of an authentic assessment strategy on student performance in a technology-mediated constructivist classroom: a study revisited.

    Andrew Scholtz, University of Limpopo, South Africa

    Assessment performs a number of important and well documented roles in learning environments where it is used as both a formative and a summative tool. However, one of the most contentious roles... More

    pp. 42-53

  4. Technology for teaching and learning in higher education contexts: activity theory and actor network theory analytical perspectives

    Nhlanhla Mlitwa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

    There is a growing body of literature which argues that technology enhances teaching and learning processes in higher education. The adoption of teaching and learning technology such as elearning... More

    pp. 54-70

  5. Assessment of the effectiveness of the CAD eLearning Certificate at the University of Botswana

    Daniela Gachago, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom; Spoon Mafote & Anne Munene-Kabanya, University of Botswana, Botswana; Marilyn Lee, University of North Alabama, USA, Botswana

    The introduction of eLearning in higher education has brought a challenge for higher education institutions to train their faculty to equip them with the necessary skills needed to embark on... More

    pp. 71-88

  6. Costs of information and communication technology in developing country school systems: the experience of Botswana, Namibia and Seychelles

    Andrew Paterson, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

    Despite the steady decline in the relative cost of acquiring information and communication technology (ICT), the cost of owning and maintaining sustainable computer systems in schools is rising.... More

    pp. 89-101

  7. Social Presence Awareness for Knowledge Transformation in a Mobile Learning Environment

    Raymond Kekwaletswe, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Knowledge sharing occurs between humans, rather than being a human-computer process. Knowledge transformation is an outcome of individuals’ knowledge-sharing experiences. Social interaction is... More

    pp. 102-109

  8. Making sense of the meaning maker: tracking the object of activity in a computer-based mathematics lesson using activity theory.

    Joanne Hardman, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    This paper outlines how one can use activity theory (AT) as an analytical framework to understand tool use and its attendant developmental impact in context by selecting object-oriented activity as... More

    pp. 110-130

  9. The role of ICTs in higher education in South Africa: one strategy for addressing teaching and learning challenges

    Shaheeda Jaffer, Dick Ng'ambi & Laura Czerniewicz, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    One of the most common problems of using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education is to base choices on technological possibilities rather than educational needs. In... More

    pp. 131-142

  10. Institutionalising the eLearning Division at the University of the Western Cape (UWC): Lessons Learnt

    Juliet Stoltenkamp, Carolynne Kies & James Njenga, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    Universities need to re-align teaching and learning in response to advances in educational technology. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) established an Elearning Division (ED) in May 2005... More

    pp. 143-152

  11. Learning from the rhetoric of academics

    Andrew Deacon & Catherine WynSculley, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Seminar presentations, by academics successfully using educational technology to support their courses, form a visible part of many staff development programmes. These events contribute to... More

    pp. 153-167