Smart learning environment for computing education: readiness for implementation in Nigeria
Agbo Friday Joseph, Oyelere Solomon Sunday, Suhonen Jarkko, Tukiainen Markku, School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-42-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study examined the readiness and prospect of implementing the smart learning environment (SLE) for programming education in the context of Nigeria. An overview of design science research as the methodology for implementing SLE was introduced. Data collection was conducted through a questionnaire, and a descriptive statistic was adopted to analyse the data. The result showed that students placed a high expectation on SLE features such as location and social awareness, pedagogy and adaptivity to learning preference. Besides, the study investigated whether the implementation of SLE in Nigeria is possible. Consequently, issues regarding basic requirements such as the inadequate supply of electricity, low memory and battery capacity of the smartphone, and inadequate cloud infrastructures were identified as potential challenges that may affect the implementation of the SLE in the context. Taken together, these findings do support strong recommendations to stakeholders regarding the use of smart learning technology as mainstream for programming education, and provision of basic infrastructures needed for the implementation of SLE at higher education institutions.
Friday Joseph, A., Solomon Sunday, O., Jarkko, S. & Markku, T. (2019). Smart learning environment for computing education: readiness for implementation in Nigeria. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 1364-1373). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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