New Computers in Schools in Developing African Countries: A Conceptualization of the Neglected Considerations
Benjamin Teye Kojo Boison, Margaret Warner School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester, United States
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 28, Number 1, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Basic and secondary schools in developing African countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya are gradually being equipped with computers to facilitate teaching and learning It has however been observed that some necessary preliminary considerations implied by the Technology Acceptance Model have been undermined by stakeholders Consequently, many schools in these countries encounter seemingly insurmountable challenges in their effort to incorporate computers in teaching and learning, and the new computers in some schools are somewhat redundant In this study, an effort is made to conceptualize considerations neglected by stakeholders in their effort to supply computers to schools and their accompanying difficulties This study also attempts to provide an adapted framework that could guide stakeholders in addressing challenges identified.
Boison, B.T.K. (2019). New Computers in Schools in Developing African Countries: A Conceptualization of the Neglected Considerations. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 28(1), 5-20. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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