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Assessment of Perceived Ease of Use and Instructional Use of ICT by Lecturers in Technical Training Institutions in KenyaAgufana, P., Too, J., & Mukwa, C. - 2018 - African Journal of Education, Science and Technology
In the past ten years, Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become an essential part of our learning and development in education. The rapid development of these new technologies coupled with the worldwide challenge to educate all children has led to a global reform and development of teacher education and motivated educational Institutions to redesign and restructure their teaching methods to enable students equip themselves for the future. The main purpose of this study therefore...
Skilled labour shortage: a qualitative study of Ghana’s training and apprenticeship systemAyentimi, D. T., Burgess, J., & Dayaram, K. - 2018 - Human Resource Development International, 21(5), 406–424
The impacts of training and apprenticeship education towards building high-level technical and vocational skills that support human capital development and attracting foreign direct investment are being reshaped by global competition. This article draws on human capital theory to report on a qualitative study that explores skilled labour challenges within Ghana’s training and apprenticeship system through the lens of the demand side of employment perspective. The ﬁndings point to a training...
Prospects, Issues and Challenges of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Revamping Nigeria’s Depressed EconomyBolarina, F. F. B., & Akinyele, T. A. - 2018 - International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education Research, 4(1), 1–18
Nigeria aspires to become a major player in the world economy in line with her Vision 20-2020. To achieve this ambitious goal, the most crucial vehicle apart from power and infrastructure, is a skilled and competent workforce. This is necessary for the effective implementation of national development projects and for attracting necessary international investment by hi-tech industries. (NBTE, 2011). Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is used as a comprehensive term...
A description of the self-perceived educational needs of emergency nurses in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaDulandas, R., & Brysiewicz, P. - 2018 - African Journal of Emergency Medicine
© 2018 African Federation for Emergency Medicine Introduction: Emergency nurses are usually the first to interact with critically ill patients and victims of violence and injuries, and require advanced skills and knowledge to manage such patients. Inadequate training prevents nurses from providing optimal emergency care, and it is important to investigate if there are any skills and competencies lacking in these emergency nurses. We sought to describe the self-perceived educational needs of...
Training community healthcare workers on the use of information and communication technologies: a randomised controlled trial of traditional versus blended learning in Malawi, AfricaMastellos, N., Tran, T., Dharmayat, K., … O’Donoghue, J. M. - 2018 - BMC Medical Education
Background: Despite the increasing uptake of information and communication technologies (ICT) within healthcare services across developing countries, community healthcare workers (CHWs) have limited knowledge to fully utilise computerised clinical systems and mobile apps. The ` Introduction to Information and Communication Technology and eHealth' course was developed with the aim to provide CHWs in Malawi, Africa, with basic knowledge and computer skills to use digital solutions in...
Is farmer-to-farmer extension effective? The impact of training on technology adoption and rice farming productivity in TanzaniaNakano, Y., Tsusaka, T. W., Aida, T., & Pede, V. O. - 2018 - World Development
Abstract Agricultural training is a potentially effective method to diffuse relevant new technologies to increase productivity and alleviate rural poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, since it is prohibitively expensive to provide direct training to all the farmers in SSA, it is critically important to examine the extent to which technologies taught to a small number of farmers disseminate to non-trained farmers. This paper investigates the technology dissemination pathways among...
Zoom Around the World: Using Videoconferencing Technology for International TrainingsScanga, L. H., Deen, M. K. Y., Smith, S. R., & Wright, K. - 2018 - Journal of Extension
This article describes an innovative model of educational programming used by our team of U.S. Extension educators for an international development project in Burundi, Africa. Our team designed a model to provide ongoing professional development trainings at a distance using Zoom, a videoconferencing platform. Over a 2-year period, we conducted 18 Zoom trainings with Burundian educators. On the basis of participant evaluation data and the literature, we present key principles for using...
Impacts of Pre-Service Training and Coaching on Kindergarten Quality and Student Learning Outcomes in GhanaWolf, S. - 2018 - Studies in Educational Evaluation
Using a randomized-control trial, this study evaluates a program designed to support Ghanaian kindergarten student-teachers during pre-service training through mentorship and in-classroom training. Several potential barriers to improved teaching quality and learning outcomes are examined. Findings show that the program improved knowledge and implementation of the national curriculum for individuals both when they were student-teachers and, the following year, when they became newly qualified...
Linking vocational education and training (VET) progression pathways into the academic route in Tanzania: Case study in electrical and mechanical engineering programmes at Arusha technical college (ATC)Augustine, S. M., Richard, J. M., & Donatha, E. M. - 2017 - International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 9(1), 1–8
The bridging course was designed by the Vocational and Education Training Authority (VETA) in collaboration with three technical Colleges/Institutions: Arusha Technical College, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology and Mbeya University of Science and Technology under the auspices of National Council for Technical Education (NACTE). The course was an immediate solution to the missing link between the Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathway for graduates and the Tanzanian national...
The Availability of Electronic Courses Using ICT Infrastructure in Teaching and Learning among Teachers in Nigeria’s TVET Institutions.Hashim, M., & Abubakar, B. - 2017
Abstract: As information and communication technology becomes a regular feature of the educational environment, it may be difficult for teaching and learning activities especially in TVET institutions to remain unchallenged. However, ICT application as a pedagogical tool in Nigerian TVET institutions is not a common practice and it also remains unclear how utilisation of ICT enhances pedagogy. This study is interested in the availability of electronic courses using ICT infrastructure in...
Chapter 13: Planning for the Use of ICTs at the National and Institutional LevelsLatchem, C. (Ed.) - 2017 - In Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET
Open and distance learning (ODL) and information and communication technologies (ICTs) are viewed by many policy makers, at both national and institutional levels, as a potentially cost-effective means of tackling the challenges of access, equity and quality in education. Sound and rigorous financial planning is essential for governments and institutions seeking to harness these methods, but unfortunately there has been little analysis of the costs of such provision in the Technical and...
E-Learning in nursing education in Rwanda: benefits and challenges. An exploration of participants’ perspectivesHarerimana, A., Mtshali, N., & Hewing, H. - 2016 - Journal of Nursing and Health Science
E-learning is a commonplace in nursing and healthcare professional education, and generally the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet in tertiary education is recognized. The entry visa for e-learning is a computer and an Internet connection . The aim of this paper is to analyse the utilisation of e-learning in selected nursing campus in Rwanda. A convergence parallel mixed method was use as recommended by Creswell. For quantitative survey, a...
Achieving teaching quality in sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical results from cascade training (LOCAL-SCOPUS_ID:85017575802)Lange, S., & Benavot, A. - 2016 - Springer VS, Wiesbaden
© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016. Sarah Lange examines the effectiveness of cascade training, which constitutes a cost-effective training model in teacher training. In development cooperation countries, teaching quality is expected to improve with teacher professional development; for this purpose, she explores the effectiveness of training multipliers in schools in Cameroon. This research question is analysed with a design, which encompasses a questionnaire survey provided to teachers,...
Blended Learning in the Vocational Education and Training System in Tanzania: Understanding Vocational Educators’ PerceptionsMachumu, H., Zhu, C., & Sesabo, J. - 2016 - International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding
In a constructivist world of teaching and learning, opportunities to acquire and develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary to design, establish, and deploy blended learning in vocational education and training (VET) programs delivery is a labour-market-driven. The paper examines VET educator’s pleas about the need for the design, adoption and deployment of blended learning in VET programs delivery in Tanzania. A single case study design with an in-depth interview and focus group...
Availability, Access and Utilization of E-Resources among Pre-Service Teacher Trainees by DistanceOlaniran, S. O., Duma, M. A. N., Nzima, D. R., … Kinshuk - 2016 - IEEE 8TH International Conference on Technology for Education
The study investigated accessibility to and utilization of electronic resources among pre-service teachers in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Survey research design was used to carry out the study. Two hundred and thirty eighty (238) undergraduate students studying to obtain Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) by distance were purposively sampled from Ibadan Study Centre of the institution. The results from the survey revealed that electronic resources in different forms like...
Human Resources for Health Challenges in Nigeria and Nurse MigrationSalami, B., Dada, F. O., & Adelakun, F. E. - 2016 - Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. The emigration of sub-Saharan African health professionals to developed Western nations is an aspect of increasing global mobility. This article focuses on the human resources for health challenges in Nigeria and the emigration of nurses from Nigeria as the country faces mounting human resources for health challenges. Human resources for health issues in Nigeria contribute to poor population health in the country, alongside threats from terrorism, infectious...
Factors affecting youth entrepreneurship development within Kibera, Kenya: The perspective of entrepreneurship educationSambo, W. - 2016 - Problems and Perspectives in Management
© Wise Sambo, 2016. All over the world there has been an increased interest in entrepreneurship education and the society in general. Kenya was among the first countries in Africa to introduce aspects of entrepreneurship education in its education and training systems. Entrepreneurship and business creation are a growing alternative for young people in different economies whose age group often faces a labor market with double digit unemployment rates. This study seeks to investigate and...
- Chapter 03. Overview (2)
- Chapter 04. Conception (3)
- Chapter 05. TVET Actors (30)
- Chapter 06. Themes (30)
- Chapter 07. Systematic Review
- Chapter 08. Models (17)
- Chapter 09. Inclusion (5)
- Chapter 11. Non-state Providers (1)
- Chapter 13. Policy Implementation (4)
- Chapter 14. Institutional Frameworks (1)
- Chapter 16. Future Research (2)
- Appendix 1. Annotated Bibliography (20)