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Distance Education

Views of physics teachers on the need to train and retrain in Nigeria

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Teacher education is an important enterprise because no education can rise above the quality of its teachers .The number of physics teachers in the secondary schools in Nigeria is not as desired .Many schools do not have physics teachers (Omosewo & Salami 2002). For this reasons teacher that were teaching integrated science did not teach the physics aspect of the subject. Therefore very few students offer physics at the senior secondary school level because physics was strange (since they were not taught at the junior secondary school level) to student. Also, teachers that taught physics at the senior secondary school level could not teach some topics well because they to while their colleges/ Universities (Omosewo 2002). One hundred and thirty five physics teachers were sampled in Kwara State on the need for training teachers by giving them questionnaire to fill.

Author:
Dr E.O Omosewo
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Distance Education    Quality Education    Teacher Training   

Universities preparing prospective teachers to teach large classes with limited resources – challenges and possibilities

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. As recipients of state funding will need to reconfigure and embraced its role as the foremost provider of teachers • Become responsive towards the urgent educational need of preparing prospective teachers to teach large classes in under resourced schools

Author:
Dr. Johan Wassermann
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Distance Education    Limited Resources    Teacher education    Teaching large classes   

Uganda Conference Paper

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. This study was designed to investigate the perception of teachers towards teaching large classes as prevalent in Nigerian schools today due to the present social demand for education. The samples used for the study were 300 teachers randomly selected among teachers in Ondo state. The instrument used for this study was tagged “Teaching Large Classes Questionnaire” (TLCQ), this was used for the collection of data, which were analyzed using frequency count, percentages and t- test statistical tools. The findings revealed that the teachers were not favorably disposed to teaching large, poorly resourced classes. The majority were of the view that in such classes, it is difficult to engage in practical work, there was less concentration on the part of the pupil, teaching is teacher – centered, the level of pupil participation is low and there are heavier demands on facilities and instructional materials.

Author:
Akinsolu A.O (Phd) and MR Fadokun L.R
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    Education quality    Secondary schools    Teacher education   

Towards a holistic model for professional development

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. the opportunities offered to educators to develop new knowledge, skills, approaches and methods to improve their effectiveness in their classrooms and organizations” Loucks-Horsley, Hewson, Love and Stiles (1998).

Author:
Akinsolu A.O (Phd) and MR Fadokun L.R
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    Science teachers    Teacher education   

How E-learning within teacher education might develop a case study of the ELATE project Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. This paper will explore how e-learning within teacher education might develop synergies which make a contribution to closing that gap in learning resource provisions in secondary schools in Africa. In particular the presentation will outline the aims and objectives of a new E-learning and Teacher Education (ELATE) Project. This is a joint venture between Makerere University School of Education and The Open University in the UK, and is being funded by the British Council. The broad aims of the project are to develop an enhanced e-Learning module within initial teacher education at Makerere and to establish ongoing research on the impact of e- Learning within both teacher education and schools in Uganda.

Author:
Cristopher Mugimu, Connie Masembe, Goretti Nakabugo, Betty Ezati, Charles Opolot-Okurut and Steve Hurd
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    E-Learning    Teacher training   

How E-learning within teacher education might develop a case study of the ELATE project

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. This paper will explore how e-learning within teacher education might develop synergies which make a contribution to closing that gap in learning resource provisions in secondary schools in Africa. In particular the presentation will outline the aims and objectives of a new E-learning and Teacher Education (ELATE) Project. This is a joint venture between Makerere University School of Education and The Open University in the UK, and is being funded by the British Council. The broad aims of the project are to develop an enhanced e-Learning module within initial teacher education at Makerere and to establish ongoing research on the impact of e- Learning within both teacher education and schools in Uganda.

Author:
Cristopher Mugimu, Connie Masembe, Goretti Nakabugo, Betty Ezati, Charles Opolot-Okurut and Steve Hurd
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    E-Learning    Teacher training   

Distance education and teacher training in Africa DETA 2007: Summary of the conference

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Teacher education and training must take into account the changing needs and demands on the teachers and adequately prepare teachers for this changing role

Author:
r. Jessica N. Aguti
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    Teacher Education    Teacher training   

Dilemma of use of multimedia in the Bachelor of education course

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Author:
Julian Bbuye
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Distance Education    Multimedia    Technology   

Contextual issues impacting on teacher education Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The main focus of this research paper is to explore some contextual issues that have left their impacts upon education, specifically teacher education in Japan and Egypt. Following a clarification of the key concepts, two main forces (religion and history) that shaped both societies were discussed. The differences and similarities between teacher education in Egypt and Japan were highlighted in light of contextual issues. Data for this study were collected through reviewing relevant documents in both Arabic and English in order to pinpoint how contextual issues affected certain elements in teacher education in both countries. Qualitative data specifically on Egypt were utilized to have an understanding of how pre-service and in-service teachers perceive some current status of the teaching profession.

Author:
Prof Mohamed Ahmad Abdel-Dayem and Dr. Ali S. Ibrahim
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Distance Education    Research paper    Distance Education    Teacher Education   

Contextual issues impacting on teacher education

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The main focus of this research paper is to explore some contextual issues that have left their impacts upon education, specifically teacher education in Japan and Egypt. Following a clarification of the key concepts, two main forces (religion and history) that shaped both societies were discussed. The differences and similarities between teacher education in Egypt and Japan were highlighted in light of contextual issues. Data for this study were collected through reviewing relevant documents in both Arabic and English in order to pinpoint how contextual issues affected certain elements in teacher education in both countries. Qualitative data specifically on Egypt were utilized to have an understanding of how pre-service and in-service teachers perceive some current status of the teaching profession.

Author:
Prof Mohamed Ahmad Abdel-Dayem and Dr. Ali S. Ibrahim
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Distance Education    Research paper    Distance Education    Teacher Education   

Cell phones and student support

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. "College officials around the country find that a growing number of students are missing important messages about deadlines, class cancellations, and events sent to them by e-mail because, well, the messages are sent to them by e-mail."

Author:
Johan Hendrikz
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    ICT    Mobile Phones    Technology   

African condition and changing goals of science and technology education Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The paper explores the evolution of science in Africa against the perceived policy emphasis of role of science and technology (S&T) in development. The deployment of science and technology in the school curricula, and the question of relevance are debated with guiding questions such as: Who and what shapes science and technology discourse in school science? What frame of S&T best promotes development in Africa? The presentation examines a range of factors, issues and arguments in science and technology education in Africa, and proposes possible future trajectories of science and technology education.

Author:
Silas Oluka
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    Science and Technology    Technology Education   

African condition and changing goals of science and technology education

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The paper explores the evolution of science in Africa against the perceived policy emphasis of role of science and technology (S&T) in development. The deployment of science and technology in the school curricula, and the question of relevance are debated with guiding questions such as: Who and what shapes science and technology discourse in school science? What frame of S&T best promotes development in Africa? The presentation examines a range of factors, issues and arguments in science and technology education in Africa, and proposes possible future trajectories of science and technology education.

Author:
Silas Oluka
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Africa    Distance Education    Science and Technology    Technology Education   

Addressing quality education in Western Uganda

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. This paper explains the importance of quality education and the requisite factors that contribute to good quality education. It also explains the fate of quality education in Uganda indicating the efforts put in to remedy the situation and discusses the situation as it is now especially in the Western Uganda( challenges and dilemma)

Author:
A. R. Semana
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Distance Education    Quality Education    Teacher Training   

Facilitation of open distance learning programmes at the school of Continuing Teacher Education at the North-West University

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana.

Author:
Johan Redelinghuys
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Open Distance Learning    under and unqualified teachers   

The contribution of distance education in meeting the challenges in teacher education in Africa: The Ghanaian experience

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. With the view to achieving the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals, the Government of Ghana has put in place certain interventions to promote accelerated growth in the education and health sectors. The introduction of the capitation grant and the school feeding programme, for instance, are to ensure that by the year 2015, children everywhere in Ghana, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

Author:
Johan Redelinghuys
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Open Distance Learning    under and unqualified teachers   

Kwame Opong-Mensa

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. With the view to achieving the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals, the Government of Ghana has put in place certain interventions to promote accelerated growth in the education and health sectors. The introduction of the capitation grant and the school feeding programme, for instance, are to ensure that by the year 2015, children everywhere in Ghana, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

Author:
Johan Redelinghuys
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Africa    Challenges in Teacher    Distance Education    Education in Africa   

Exploring students’ understanding of values and moral reasoning Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This paper discusses research conducted among distance education students of the University of Pretoria in 2009. The paper argues that being human means having the capacity to make choices and to act in accordance with the choices made. The choices people make are based on their own personal and socially constructed values, assumptions and beliefs. This personal set of values, assumptions and beliefs informs our understanding of what is morally right and morally wrong and of the type of conduct that would be just and ethical. Moral reasoning is thus an individual or collective reasoning about what, morally, one ought to do. Morality is, at the very least, the effort to guide one’s conduct by reason - that is, to do what there are the best reasons for doing. In moral reasoning it is assumed that the person having to take a moral decision will give equal weight to the interests of each individual who will be affected by what one does. This line of reasoning suggests that there must be certain moral principles that should guide a decision. The aim of the research is to explore students’ thinking and argumentation on moral dilemmas with a view of understanding how students, who are all practising teachers, take moral decisions. Although the study will run over a number of years, some preliminary findings of a survey undertaken in June 2009 are discussed indicating some of the initial trends emerging from the data.

Author:
Prof Jan Nieuwenhuis
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Rural School Principals    Sexual affair   

E-ready or not? Conditions to get started with e-learning in primary colleges of education. Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This is part of a fictional story created by lecturers of Charles Lwanga College of Education (CLCE) in a training on how to start e-learning. Different stories were written by lecturers of CLCE during a workshop in which they started to explore what e-learning is. The stories are the fundaments for a scenario based approach, in which students with different backgrounds, interests and levels of understanding in 2012 are supposed to learn through the principles of e-learning; ‘just-intime’ and ‘just-for-you’.

Author:
Mr. Godfrey Mwewa, Mr. Harrison Moono and Ms Leonie Meijerink
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Distance Learning    E-Learning   

E-ready or not? Conditions to get started with e-learning in primary colleges of education. Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This is part of a fictional story created by lecturers of Charles Lwanga College of Education (CLCE) in a training on how to start e-learning. Different stories were written by lecturers of CLCE during a workshop in which they started to explore what e-learning is. The stories are the fundaments for a scenario based approach, in which students with different backgrounds, interests and levels of understanding in 2012 are supposed to learn through the principles of e-learning; ‘just-intime’ and ‘just-for-you’.

Author:
Mr. Godfrey Mwewa, Mr. Harrison Moono and Ms Leonie Meijerink
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Distance Learning    E-Learning   

Distance education and the development of teacher competencies: A case study of the Bachelor of Education external degree programme of Makerere University

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. According to the Teachers’ Code of Conduct for Uganda’s teachers, ‘a teacher’s chief responsibility is towards child/learner…and the teacher shall guide each child/learner…in order to develop the child/learner in body, soul, character and personality (Ssekamwa 2001:82). Teacher education programmes in Uganda are therefore expected to prepare teachers to fulfil this role so the competencies that teachers acquire during their training should be the kind that will enable them do so (Obwoya Kinyera, Auma- Okumu, et.al 2002:14).

Author:
Nabushawo Harriet Mutambo (phd)
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Bachelor of Education    Distance Education    Makerere University    Teacher Development   

Distance education and the development of teacher competencies: A case study of the Bachelor of Education external degree programme of Makerere University

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. According to the Teachers’ Code of Conduct for Uganda’s teachers, ‘a teacher’s chief responsibility is towards child/learner…and the teacher shall guide each child/learner…in order to develop the child/learner in body, soul, character and personality (Ssekamwa 2001:82). Teacher education programmes in Uganda are therefore expected to prepare teachers to fulfil this role so the competencies that teachers acquire during their training should be the kind that will enable them do so (Obwoya Kinyera, Auma- Okumu, et.al 2002:14).

Author:
Nabushawo Harriet Mutambo (phd)
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Bachelor of Education    Distance Education    Makerere University    Teacher Development   

Modern distance education versus traditional orthodoxy: The case of the University of Nairobi. Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Kenyan Universities are going through very rapid changes in the delivery of their programmes arising mainly from the reduction of capitation from the central government. Evening classes, outreach programmes and distance education are all now accepted as ways of reducing the financial crunch as many eager Kenyans are willing to pay for what they thought they would never achieve.

Author:
Dr Guantai Mboroki
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Education   

Modern distance education versus traditional orthodoxy: The case of the University of Nairobi

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Kenyan Universities are going through very rapid changes in the delivery of their programmes arising mainly from the reduction of capitation from the central government. Evening classes, outreach programmes and distance education are all now accepted as ways of reducing the financial crunch as many eager Kenyans are willing to pay for what they thought they would never achieve.

Author:
Dr Guantai Mboroki
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Education   

Problems of distance education: The implications for teacher education in Nigeria

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Education is a highly valued Instrument for National development and the Philosophy and Objectives of education in Nigeria is stipulated in the National Policy on Education. This has been the bedrock of any educational process in the country. In open and distance education, the mode of teaching is the one in which the learners are removed in space and time from the teacher. The goals of distance education in Nigeria are; provide access to quality education and equity in educational opportunities for those who otherwise would have been denied, meet special needs of employers by mounting special certificate courses for their employees at their workplace, encourage internationalization especially of tertiary education curricula, ameliorate the effect of internal and external brain drain in tertiary institutions by utilizing Nigerian experts as teachers regardless of their locations of places or work.

Author:
Igbafe Eucharia chinwe
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Nigeria    Problems    Teacher Education   

Teacher education through distance education in Africa: The challenge of developing practice Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This paper explores the current and future potential of the use of distance education methods for teacher development drawing upon many years of engagement with Ministries of Education and Higher Education Institutions involved with teacher development in south, southern and central Africa. The paper argues that it is appropriate and desirable for distance education methods to be used in teacher development programmes but argues that many current practices need to be questioned in light of postmodern perspectives and an increasingly globalised society. The use of distance education for teacher development should not be dictated by economic arguments alone but also, or perhaps rather, informed by concerns about the nature and quality of the education and training provided and how this manifests itself in improved quality of learning in classrooms.

Author:
Jennifer Glennie and Tony Mays
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Africa    Distance Education    Teacher Development   

Teacher education through distance education in Africa: The challenge of developing practice

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This paper explores the current and future potential of the use of distance education methods for teacher development drawing upon many years of engagement with Ministries of Education and Higher Education Institutions involved with teacher development in south, southern and central Africa. The paper argues that it is appropriate and desirable for distance education methods to be used in teacher development programmes but argues that many current practices need to be questioned in light of postmodern perspectives and an increasingly globalised society. The use of distance education for teacher development should not be dictated by economic arguments alone but also, or perhaps rather, informed by concerns about the nature and quality of the education and training provided and how this manifests itself in improved quality of learning in classrooms.

Author:
Jennifer Glennie and Tony Mays
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Africa    Distance Education    Teacher Development   

Students’ perception of course tutors’ effectiveness on the delivery mode in DE: The case of the University of Cape Coast

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Distance education (DE) has emerged as a tool for widening access to higher education for all manner of people in the country. Recognising the need to make tertiary education highly accessible to the Ghanaian population, the Government of Ghana proposed over a decade ago to promote DE in the country. The DE programmes in Ghana has given opportunity to mainly teachers and other public and private workers to engage in work and study. This in no doubt is contributing to manpower development of the workforce in the country.

Author:
Kwesi Kebir Ghansah, Augustus Daniel Arko and Augustus Daniel Arko
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Course Tutors    Distance Education    Higher Education    Tertiary Education   

Tasting their own medicine: Experiences of ODL teachers undergoing upgrading through IGNOU

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This study focused on the experiences of ODL teachers undergoing an upgrading Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Programme with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Specifically the study sought to find out how the programme delivery by an ODL mega- university was perceived and experienced by the ODL practitioners in Botswana and Lesotho

Author:
Godson Gatsha
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Indira Gandhi National Open University    Limited institutional support   

Response to the need of qualifying teachers through distance education: The case of Mozambique Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. The objective of this paper is to present UP experience in the implementation of an inservice teacher training project for General Secondary Education (ESG) teachers through the modality of Distance Education (DE). This is a pilot project that is being implemented in two provinces of Mozambique namely: Cabo Delgado and Manica. The first is located in the North and the second in the Centre of Mozambique.

Author:
Alice Castigo Binda Freia, Suzete Lourenço Buque and Michela Alderuccio
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Physics and English    Qualified Teachers   

Response to the need of qualifying teachers through distance education: The case of Mozambique

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. The objective of this paper is to present UP experience in the implementation of an inservice teacher training project for General Secondary Education (ESG) teachers through the modality of Distance Education (DE). This is a pilot project that is being implemented in two provinces of Mozambique namely: Cabo Delgado and Manica. The first is located in the North and the second in the Centre of Mozambique.

Author:
Alice Castigo Binda Freia, Suzete Lourenço Buque and Michela Alderuccio
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Physics and English    Qualified Teachers   

Processes, roles and responsibilities: Writers’ experiences of curriculum development in a distance education programme

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana.

Author:
Ferreira R, Ebersöhn L, Coetzee S, Olivier H, Mampane R and Mohangi K
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Behavioural difficulties    Distance Education    Emotional difficalties    Learning difficulties   

Using video technologies in teacher preparation Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. In recent times, there has been a lot of emerging ways of delivering education and training to students, particularly, distance education students. The combination of teaching, delivery assessment and communication components that are used in producing effective instructional and support process are evolving. These elements are termed teaching strategy. For example, the contact between Distance Education (DE) institution and students can be made by fax, emails, videoconferencing and teleconferencing and most recently, the internet (online). With videoconferencing, teleconferencing, specific times are agreed with students to get together 2 for effective tutorial work. Assignments are then discussed on regular bases with videoconferencing. Thus, DE has the opportunity/potential to use a resource-based instructional methodology where effectiveness depends a lot on the quality of the resources for learning and the appropriateness of the delivery media. Further, the choice of media in DE has more to do with the nature of the learning task involved than the availability of media or technology.

Author:
Sally Essuman (PhD), Kwame Asante and Skido Achulo
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Technology    Using Video Technologies in Teacher    Video-based teaching   

Using video technologies in teacher preparation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. In recent times, there has been a lot of emerging ways of delivering education and training to students, particularly, distance education students. The combination of teaching, delivery assessment and communication components that are used in producing effective instructional and support process are evolving. These elements are termed teaching strategy. For example, the contact between Distance Education (DE) institution and students can be made by fax, emails, videoconferencing and teleconferencing and most recently, the internet (online). With videoconferencing, teleconferencing, specific times are agreed with students to get together 2 for effective tutorial work. Assignments are then discussed on regular bases with videoconferencing. Thus, DE has the opportunity/potential to use a resource-based instructional methodology where effectiveness depends a lot on the quality of the resources for learning and the appropriateness of the delivery media. Further, the choice of media in DE has more to do with the nature of the learning task involved than the availability of media or technology.

Author:
Sally Essuman (PhD), Kwame Asante and Skido Achulo
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Technology    Using Video Technologies in Teacher    Video-based teaching   

Distance education and teacher development – the new way forward: Perspectives from the University of Cape Coast Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Distance education may simply be defined as a process of education that involves independent study or open learning based on self-instructional material. According to Hall and Manett (1996), a major feature of distance education is that distance and time separate the teacher from the student. The UNESCO (2002), however looks at the phenomenon as “an educational process in which a significant proportion of the teaching is conducted by someone removed in space and or time from the learners” (p).

Author:
Ms. Emma Dawson-Brew, Dr. G.T. Oduro and Ms. Vera Ankoma-Sey,
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Education    Teacher development   

Distance education and teacher development – the new way forward: Perspectives from the University of Cape Coast

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Distance education may simply be defined as a process of education that involves independent study or open learning based on self-instructional material. According to Hall and Manett (1996), a major feature of distance education is that distance and time separate the teacher from the student. The UNESCO (2002), however looks at the phenomenon as “an educational process in which a significant proportion of the teaching is conducted by someone removed in space and or time from the learners” (p).

Author:
Ms. Emma Dawson-Brew, Dr. G.T. Oduro and Ms. Vera Ankoma-Sey,
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Education    Teacher development   

Using cluster meeting to reduce learner isolation and improve cohort completion rates of the Distance Teacher Upgrading Programme in Malawi Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. A distance education programme must be instituted with an appropriate support system for learners to individually achieve the goals they set prior to enrolling for the programme. This is especially true of a teacher training programme which is often introduced with the intention of training teachers while allowing them to teach at the 3 same time. Such a programme ensures that teacher shortfall and quality in deprived schools are addressed at the same time and avoids the cost of replacing teachers who would have gone on full time education (UNESCO, 2002). Because the training is linked to career progression, it is not surprising that an upgrading programme tends to enjoy high patronage with potential candidates always competing for places to improve their career prospects. The candidates that get into the programme usually have the greatest desire to succeed to move to the next level of their employment ladder. It is, therefore, important to ensure that the learner-support system provided for an ODL teacher training programme maximizes on the number of learners that successfully complete the programme.

Author:
Elias W. J. Chakwera
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Distance Education    Distance Teacher    Learner Isolation     ODL Programme     Secondary Teachers    

The impact of tokens reinforcement on the learning of speech in the severely mentally retarded pupils Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Government policy on Special Education, which is in fact compatible with the International opinion (UN Standard Rules, 1993), encourages equalisation of opportunities for children with disabilities, including those with mental retardation. Equalisation of opportunities is a concept that centres on moral issues such as the principle of equal rights. The principle of equal rights implies that the needs of each and every child with mental retardation are of equal importance and that these rights must be taken into consideration in planning of educational needs of the child as this ensures that every child is given an equal opportunity to participate actively in the learning process.

Author:
Betty Mzumara N.M and Charity Chibwe Mbolela Bwalya
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Communication    Disability    Distance Education    Mentally retarded pupils    Speech Disorders     Teacher Training in Africa    

The impact of tokens reinforcement on the learning of speech in the severely mentally retarded pupils

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Government policy on Special Education, which is in fact compatible with the International opinion (UN Standard Rules, 1993), encourages equalisation of opportunities for children with disabilities, including those with mental retardation. Equalisation of opportunities is a concept that centres on moral issues such as the principle of equal rights. The principle of equal rights implies that the needs of each and every child with mental retardation are of equal importance and that these rights must be taken into consideration in planning of educational needs of the child as this ensures that every child is given an equal opportunity to participate actively in the learning process.

Author:
Betty Mzumara N.M and Charity Chibwe Mbolela Bwalya
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Communication    Disability    Distance Education    Mentally retarded pupils    Speech Disorders     Teacher Training in Africa    

Cutting-edge programme delivery – a South African case study

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique.

Author:
Jean W van Rooyen and Prof Rika Joubert
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Distance Education    Education Management    Law and Policy   

E-learning in the 21st century: Open and distance education in south-east Nigeria: teacher educators' competencies

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique. Education is and will remain the basic catalyst that will bring about the development of the individual in particular and the society in general, thus Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Policy on Education reiterate “that education is an instrument for excellence through which sustainable national development can be achieved” (FRN 2004:4). To attain sustainability for national development, measures have been put in place both at the national level and the world at large on ways to encourage access to education.

Author:
Jean W van Rooyen and Prof Rika Joubert
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Distance Education    Education Management    Law and Policy   

Empowering the underprivileged through DE: The case of Catholic University of Mozambique's Centre for DE

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique.

Author:
Wisdom Machacha
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Computer Literacy    Distance Education    Mobile Network    Technology   

Effective Assessment and Evaluation Strategies for Distance Education Presentation

In the past, the quality of educational programs has largely been defined by the popularity of the programs and the size of the institution. The rapid growth of distance education programs has generated public interest in the quality these programs.There are the skeptics who think distance learning does not deliver a quality of education similar to the traditional classroom face-to- face setting.Several literatures have addressed the parameters and themes that address quality, but there are few discussions on the metrics and strategies of accessing distance learning programs in Africa.

Author:
Dr. Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Assessment Tools    Distance Education    Distance Learning    Program Evaluation   

Effective Assessment and Evaluation Strategies for Distance Education

In the past, the quality of educational programs has largely been defined by the popularity of the programs and the size of the institution. The rapid growth of distance education programs has generated public interest in the quality these programs.There are the skeptics who think distance learning does not deliver a quality of education similar to the traditional classroom face-to- face setting.Several literatures have addressed the parameters and themes that address quality, but there are few discussions on the metrics and strategies of accessing distance learning programs in Africa.

Author:
Dr. Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Assessment Tools    Distance Education    Distance Learning    Program Evaluation   

 
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