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Technology

Use of Multimedia in teacher education

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The delivery mode of teaching in the distance learning teacher training program of Makerere University markedly lack use of multimedia in the teaching/learning process. The major technology used is Print technology, yet a well distributed media use should include use of radio, television, computers and mobile phones. A study was conducted to find out the extent to which students, tutors and administrators made use of multimedia to support the students. The results show that inspire of the existence

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

In-service science teacher’s attitude towards information

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The study aimed at investigating in-service science teachers’ attitudes towards ICT at the University of Limpopo, South Africa

Author:
Dr Israel Kibirige
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
ICT    Science teachers    Technology

Impact of professional education programmes on higher education teachers at the University of Ibadan

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

Author:
Oluremi Ayodele-Bamisaiye and Clement O. Kolawole
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Higher Education    Teachers education    Teachers    Technology

Gender issues in teacher education

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. In Uganda, the notions that males excel in mathematics, science, and technology and that females excel in the arts are two of many beliefs and cultural influences that are passed down through generations. The dynamic is all the more powerful in that; adults may not realize they are holding these beliefs and acting on them. Subtle and unintended messages can create the idea among girls and boys that there are fields they cannot be successful in because of their sex. Children reflect and reinforce this attitude through their peer interactions.

Author:
DR.SR. Therese Tinkasiimire
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
Gender Issues    Mathematics    Religious studies    Science    Technology

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

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

A model for the conceptual learning of mathematics in a technologically enhanced learning environment for first-year prospective mathematics teachers Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Over the past few years the conceptual mathematical knowledge of mathematics teachers has become a reason for concern (Hill, Schilling & Ball, 2004:11). The fragmented and insufficient nature of the mathematical knowledge of student teachers and in-service teachers, as facilitators of learning and key figures in the transformation of mathematics teaching and learning (Mapolelo, 1999:715), have serious implications for teacher training. Indications are that maths students who are products of the existing school system are not adequately prepared for the scientific and technological community of the 21st century (Matthee & Roode, 1998:1). In order to facilitate conceptual understanding teachers themselves must possess profound mathematical knowledge.

Author:
Annalie Roux
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Mathematics    Mathematics Teachers    Technology

A model for the conceptual learning of mathematics in a technologically enhanced learning environment for first-year prospective mathematics teachers

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Over the past few years the conceptual mathematical knowledge of mathematics teachers has become a reason for concern (Hill, Schilling & Ball, 2004:11). The fragmented and insufficient nature of the mathematical knowledge of student teachers and in-service teachers, as facilitators of learning and key figures in the transformation of mathematics teaching and learning (Mapolelo, 1999:715), have serious implications for teacher training. Indications are that maths students who are products of the existing school system are not adequately prepared for the scientific and technological community of the 21st century (Matthee & Roode, 1998:1). In order to facilitate conceptual understanding teachers themselves must possess profound mathematical knowledge.

Author:
Annalie Roux
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Mathematics    Mathematics Teachers    Technology

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   

Using basic tools in MS Word to develop interactive lessons for learner practice: the skill of the ‘new’ African teacher Presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. In African classrooms, where available, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) should change the way children are taught. Instead of learners using computers as part of instruction, teachers resort to teaching about computers, their applications and how to handle them. The productivity side of computer use in the general content area curriculum is neglected or grossly underdeveloped (Moursund, 1995). Educational technologists, describing what learners should know and be able to do with technology, advocate integrating computer skills into content areas, pointing out that information skills can be integrated effectively when the skills directly relate to the content area curriculum and to classroom assignments (Lorenzen, 2003).

Author:
Peter Brown and Augustus D.Arko
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA CONFERENCE 2009
Date:
2009
African Teacher    Computers    Educational Technologist    ICT    Microsoft Word    Technology   

Using basic tools in MS Word to develop interactive lessons for learner practice: the skill of the ‘new’ African teacher

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. In African classrooms, where available, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) should change the way children are taught. Instead of learners using computers as part of instruction, teachers resort to teaching about computers, their applications and how to handle them. The productivity side of computer use in the general content area curriculum is neglected or grossly underdeveloped (Moursund, 1995). Educational technologists, describing what learners should know and be able to do with technology, advocate integrating computer skills into content areas, pointing out that information skills can be integrated effectively when the skills directly relate to the content area curriculum and to classroom assignments (Lorenzen, 2003).

Author:
Peter Brown and Augustus D.Arko
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA CONFERENCE 2009
Date:
2009
African Teacher    Computers    Educational Technologist    ICT    Microsoft Word    Technology   

Transforming the role of ICT: Implications for teacher preparation in Ghana

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, August 2009, Ghana.

Author:
Kwame Bediako Asare
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA CONFERENCE 2009
Date:
2011
Education    Human Resource    ICT In Education    Institute of Education    Technology   

Learning from Success: Universidade Catolica de Mozambique

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    Government Policy    Students    Technology   

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 Networks    Technology   

The 21st century student teacher and the use of OERs

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique. Presently, teaching seems to have moved from the classroom to the real world via albeit the virtual world. The challenge is that as technology advances, at a very fast rate, and the learning process becomes increasingly information-rich, the role of the teacher has to undergo a major change to integrate these technologies in the teaching and learning environment. It is evident in the literature that new technologies have challenged the way in which education is delivered, but newer technologies are now challenging how people process information and what they expect to be able to do with that information. Cognitive psychologists, for example the work of the Vanderbilt Cognition and Technology Group have discussed how people process information differently and its effect on learning (Scardamalia & Bereiter, 2003). Teachers are being called upon to find out what students do and can do with technology outside the classroom in order to inform their teaching. Open educational resources (OER), which are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license and permits their free use or re-purposing by others.

Author:
Essuman Sally
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
OERs    Open Education Resources    Teaching a Changing Africa    Technology   

Education initiatives for a changing Africa: African Virtual University

A Pan African Intergovernmental Organization. Established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies

Author:
Bakary Diallo
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Computer    ICT in Education    Teacher    Technology   

Justifying the use of a multimodal approach to the delivery of teacher training in a newly industrialised context

“While ICTs cannot address all of [Africa's] problems, they can do much to place Africa on a firmer industrial footing and strengthen the continent's human resources, with training that leads to sustainable livelihoods.”

Author:
Seugnet Blignaut and Hendrik Esterhuizen
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Digital Divide    Education    ICT    Multimodal Learning    Technology   

OPTIMISING OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING FOR TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA, NIGERIA

The world needs better teachers and more teachers. The Dakar conference revealed that there were still more than 100 million children out of school: they need teachers as the world moves towards the 2015 target of education for all. And we need to raise the skills of the existing 60 million teachers, too many of whom are untrained and unqualified. Beyond that, the skills and knowledge all teachers need are no longer fixed and familiar targets but moving ones. Teachers therefore need more opportunities than ever before to go on learning throughout their careers. One of the ways of strengthening the teaching profession is to use distance education or open and distance learning.

Author:
Amadi Mrtha Nkechinyere (Ph.D)
URL:
URL
Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
Curriculum and Course Design    Effectiveness    Open and Distance Learning    Optimizing    Profession    Teachers    Technology   

 
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