Evelyn Kigozi Kahiigi
Exploring the e-learning state of art
Evelyn begins by describing an overview about the fundamentals of e-Learning
Main challenges of e-Learning
- Lack of technical skills
- lack of time management skills
- Credibility of e-learning
- Integration of emerging tech
- Digital Divide
- lack of policies and strategies
- Increasing dropout rate
To explain the why of failures (and successes in e-learning for development), Hypothesis: Applying social presence factors of communication, interactivity and feedback can create successful e-learning experiences
- Connectivism, as a new approach beyond Behaviourism, Cognitivism and Constructivism, and really related with the hypothesis of the project, as Connectivism is really about feedback, interaction, co-participation, etc. Same with e-Learning/Education 2.0
- Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age
- Downes, S. (2006). Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge
The (jigsaw-) puzzle of e-learning: case study Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Thesis theme: Inhibiting and facilitating factors for e-learning in developing countries
- which are the nhibiting and facilitating factors for e-learning in developing countries
- which of these factors are of specific importance to developing countries
- Contribution: a conceptual framework on factors that contributes to enrollment and completion of e-learning courses in developing countries: student, teacher, course, technology, support, institution, society.
But, besides the difference in degree of factors, is there a difference in concept between developed and developing countries? Maybe not…
Nevertheless, in academic literature, when analyzing this factors the focus in developed countries is in the individual (the student) while when analyzing developing countries the focus is usually in culture. Isn’t this a prejudice?
Arguing for a holistic approach but still focusing on a few factors.
Categorizing and looking for differences between “developed” and “developing” countries… Extremely unhappy with this terminology.
Second Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2007)
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2007) “Second Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (II). ICT in education/ e-Learning (I)” In ICTlogy,
#47, August 2007. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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