Investigating the available ICT infrastructure for collaborative web technologies in a blended learning in Tanzania: A mixed methods research
John Pima, Institute of Accountancy Arusha , Tanzania ; Michael Odetayo, Rahat Iqbal, Coventry University, UK, United Kingdom ; Eliamani Sedoyeka, Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania
IJEDICT Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
This paper is about an investigation that sought to assess the available ICT infrastructure capable of supporting Collaborative Web Technologies (CWTs) in a Blended Learning environment in Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions. A Mixed Methods Research was adopted in which we first used questionnaires to collect information about available ICT infrastructure from a sample of 1,068 respondents in six different higher institutions in Tanzania. The sample was made up of students, academic and ICT staff in these institutions. Interviews were then used to either clarify some points from the completed questionnaires or to seek in-depth information. Data were also collected from observations and review of documents from the Government of Tanzania. We present the results of our investigation, which suggest strongly the availability of good and growing ICT infrastructure capable of supporting the use of CWTs BL in HEIs in Tanzania.
Pima, J., Odetayo, M., Iqbal, R. & Sedoyeka, E. (2016). Investigating the available ICT infrastructure for collaborative web technologies in a blended learning in Tanzania: A mixed methods research. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 12(1),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.