Understanding experiences of the users of cellphones as a teaching and learning platform: A case study of three African tertiary institutions
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique. The African academic mission is to ensure the highest possible quality of education in a changing Africa (Deta conference, 2011). The modern African citizens are born in the advances of digital resources. The African citizens need an optimal access to digital and academic resources and current information to promote effective decision making. Research reveals that almost 99% of student teachers in any given African Teacher Education Institution owns advanced Mobile phones (Kreutzer, 2008), and pedagogical promises of this tool have partially been explored and integrated in the African Teacher Education Sectors. Likewise, Conole (2009) argues that the use of cell phones in the curriculum may transform education by providing a wealth of resources, new forms of communication and virtual learning environments.