Research Papers/Topics in Communications Technology

A Critical Analysis Of Prisons As Discourse Communities: An Examination Of Whawha Prison Complex.

ABSTRACTThis research looks at the prison community as a discourse community. The study alsoprovides a sociolinguistic analysis of the language used at Whawha Medium OffendersPrison. Through the analysis of language the study also explores certain aspects of prison lifeat Whawha prison complex. The study uses the ‘sociolinguistics theory’. The researchexamines Whawha Prison Complex as a discourse community, investigates how the inmatesat Whawha Prison Complex use language in a peculiar wa...

THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) BASED TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING AT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LEVEL AT RIVERSIDE STIMULATION CENTRE IN IMBIZO DISTR

ABSTRACTThe research focused into the impact of Information and Communication Technology(ICT) based technologies in the teaching and learning at Early Childhood Education(ECE) level settings in the context of the new curriculum in Bulawayo Urban schools.The study was conducted at Riverside Stimulation Centre in Imbizo District in BulawayoMetropolitan Province. Ten ECE teachers formed the sample. Questionnaires wereused to gather information from teachers. Focus groups interviews were used to ...

Analyzing the Use of ICT for Professional Development among Secondary School Teachers in Tanzania

ABSTRACTTeachers‟ Professional Development refers to a variety of activities both formal and informal, which is designed for a personal and professional growth for teachers. The advancement of technology has been recognized to play a valuable role in developing and improving the teaching and learning situations. This study, aims at analyzing the use of ICT in Teachers‟ professional among the Tanzanian Secondary School teachers. Data used in this study, were collected through a field data ...

A Survey Of News Consumption Patterns Of Students Of The University Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study sought to find out the news consumption patterns of University of Ghana students. Specifically, it was to ascertain whether the advent of the internet was discouraging students from accessing the traditional media. Also in consideration were the news sources of students and their motivations for accessing those news media. A survey was employed to gather the required data. A sample of 148 was drawn from Commonwealth Hall, Volta Hall and Legon Hall. Among the responde...

Press Coverage Of Cybercrime Issues In Ghana: A Content Analysis Of The Daily Graphic And Daily Guide

ABSTRACT The media is often referred to as the mirror of society, reflecting events and issues that occur in society. This study examined the nature of coverage the press in Ghana gave to cybercrime issues through a content analysis of sampled editions of the Daily Graphic and the Daily Guide in 2011. The study set out to examine the view that the structure of ownership of a medium determines the content it turns out. Specifically, it tested the view that a state-owned newspaper such as...

A STUDY OF GENDER ROLES IN PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTICE IN GHANA

ABSTRACTThis study examined gender influence on role performance in PR departments in the Ghana Commercial Bank, the Electoral Commission and the University of Ghana. The study was undertaken within the framework of the social role theory.A combination of qualitative in-depth interviews and observation was employed to gather data using Frederick‟s nine-item list of activities and Alimo-Metcalfe‟s four-item list of leadership styles. The study found that male and female managers appeared t...

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF NURSING MOTHERS TOWARDS HEPATITIS B AS A CHILDHOOD KILLER DISEASE: A SURVEY OF NURSING MOTHERS IN HO, GHANA

ABSTRACTThis study assessed the knowledge, attitude and practices of nursing mothers using two postnatal clinics in Ho, in the Volta region of Ghana. The study also looked at their sources of information on health issues. These two postnatal clinics were chosen because they were the most patronised postnatal care centres in the Ho municipality and therefore, allowed for the inclusion of respondents from a broad range of communities and a representative cross-section of demographic backgrounds...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF RADIO STATIONS IN WA

ABSTRACTThe liberalization of the airwaves in the early 1990s and the promulgation of the National Communications Authority Act of 1996 (Act 524) resulted in broadcast pluralism in Ghana. The resultant increase in the number of radio stations has spawned a very competitive radio market in which radio stations compete for audiences to sell to advertisers. This study was done to find out how radio stations in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region of Ghana generated revenue to sustain the...

VISA-FREE MOVEMENT AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF KENYANS IN GHANA

ABSTRACTThe pivot of this study is that while the prospects of regional interaction and integration for political and economic development in Africa have been well researched, the implications of intercultural communication have not received as much scholarly attention. The expectations and intercultural communication experiences of Kenyans in Ghana were, therefore, examined in order to understand the ways in which the visa-free entry policy, driven by the African Union, might influence the i...

SOCIAL MARKETING AS AN HIV/AIDS COMMUNICATION TOOL: A CASE STUDY OF THE STOP AIDS, LOVE L IFE CAMPAIGN BY THE GHANA SOCIAL MARKETING FOUNDATION (GSMF)

ABSTRACTThis work sought to find out whether social marketing works as an HIV/AIDScommunication tool. Theories in social marketing were therefore used to assess theimpact of the Stop AIDS, Love Life campaign. Previous campaigns in some third worldcountries also provided examples of the use of social marketing principles in HIV/AIDScampaigns. The Stop AIDS, Love Life campaign was compared to these campaigns toidentify similarities and differences and to assess the impact of the Ghanaian experi...

THE CHANGING ROLE OF CHRISTIAN NEWSPAPERS IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF THE CATHOLIC STANDARD

ABSTRACTThis study content analysed the Catholic Standard from 1938 to 2012. The objective of the study was to determine whether the role of the Catholic Standard has changed through the different types of governance systems over the years. A sample of 480 issues out of a total number of 3,216 issues in the 74 year period of the Catholic Standard were randomly selected and considered for analysis.The study content analysed headlines of front page, middle page and back page stories, as well as...

WHAT MAKES THE FRONT PAGE NEWS IN AN ELECTION YEAR: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE DAILY GRAPHIC AND DAILY GUIDE NEWSPAPERS, 2016.

ABSTRACTThis study content analyzed the front page issues of the 2016 Daily Graphic and Daily Guide newspapers on what made the news in the 2016 election year, as regards factors influencing selection of stories, frames used in the coverage of political news as well as ownership and the influence it had on how front page news was covered in the 2016 election year.From all 626 issues published in 2016, a total sample of 148 issues was drawn for the two newspapers. This proportion gave a fair r...

THE USE OF MEDIA ADVOCACY BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS (CSOs) IN PUSHING DEVELOPMENT AGENDA IN GHANA

ABSTRACTThe study examined media advocacy as practiced by Civil Society organizations in pushing fordevelopment agenda in Ghana. The study employed an exploratory research design and a samplesize of three(3) CSOs namely Ghana Integrity Initiative, Media Foundation for West Africa andthe Centre for Democratic Development using the purposive sampling technique. Underpinnedby the Agenda Setting and the Two-step flow theory, interviews were conducted for datacollection. Interviews were then trans...

WOMEN AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A STUDY OF GHANAIAN WOMEN BLOGS

ABSTRACTBlogging has become a major tool for people to interact and make known their various perspectives on life and the world at large. The study investigates the usage and practice of blogging by Ghanaian women. Using the theory of technology diffusion and adoption, liberal feminist theory and the sense of agency and community, the study establishes that Ghanaian women are actively engaging with blogs by creating personal journal blogs, writing on diverse themes but predominantly on l...

THE JUNIOR GRAPHIC AND READING HABITS OF YOUNG TEENAGERS

ABSTRACTReading is a skill that is vital to the development of an individual’s mind and for that matter the growth and progression of one’s life. It is even more beneficial for children when they are in their most impressionable stage of development, to develop good reading habits in them as they progress through the various stages of life as pupils, students, and into the adult life of career-hood. Reading for leisure has been seen as an effective way to cultivate the creative and critic...


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