Research Papers/Topics in Educational Technology

Strategies Employed In Teaching The Integrated English And Their Influence On Performance Among Secondary Schools In Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching strategies in teaching the Integrated English and their influence on learner performance in secondary schools in Kenyenya Sub-county, Kisii County and their influence on learner performance. The objectives of the study were: To establish the strategies that teachers use in teaching integrated English, to explore the challenges that influence the choice of strategies of teaching the Integrated English and to determine the inf...

The Role Of Geography As A Subject In Preparing Learners For Career Paths: A Study Of Secondary Schools In Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Subject choice marks the beginning of a learner’s career path because most learners choose the subject based on their passion and interest. This study sought to identify career aspirations of secondary school students who opt to study geography; to identify reasons why students choose geography as a subject over other optional subjects in the same category and to establish geography subject’s relevance in understanding societal problems. The study was guided by Donald Supe...

Use Of Instructional Media In Teaching Of Kiswahili Language In Public Primary Teachers’ Colleges In Kenya

ABSTRACT Instructional media has gained prominence in the recent past, especially given that the process of teaching is currently gravitating towards constructivist learning where the teacher is no longer the sole source of knowledge. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of instructional media in teaching of Kiswahili in public primary teachers’ training colleges (PTTCs) in Kenya. Objectives of the study were to: establish the availability of instructional media used i...

Relationship Between Affective Factors And Achievement In Mathematics Among Secondary School Students In Ganze District, Kilifi County Kenya.

ABSTRACT Learning mathematics is a cognitive as well as affective endeavor with the affective factors playing major role in student achievement. The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between affective factors and students’ achievement in Mathematics in Ganze District, Kilifi County Kenya. Study was motivated by underrepresentation of females in advanced mathematics levels and related careers. The study was guided by the following three specific objectives: to ...

History Of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has its origin from various fields of science from physical, biological, engineering and chemical engineering where interestingly, new ideas have been produced to alter molecules and single atoms (Mubarakali et al., 2011). In the rapidly improving field of nanotechnology, nanomaterials are on the leading front. According to Shubba Rao et al. (2013), their special property is dependent on their size, giving them an edge over other materials and improves their applicabilit...

Adequacy And Quality Of Teaching And Learning Resources In Public Primary Schools In Ndaragwa Division, Nyandarua County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe Free Primary Education (FPE) programme was commissioned in January 2003 toprovide basic education to all Kenyan children of school going age and to ease theburden of cost sharing from the parents. The public primary school class teacherswere to shoulder the greatest responsibility in the implementation of this programmebut the assessment of the success of this programme has not involved the classteachers who are the main stakeholders. The study therefore aimed at assessing t...

Relationship Between Selected Head Teachers’ Leadership Styles And Their Effectiveness In Public Primary School Management In Bomet District, Kenya

ABSTRACT Head teachers’ leadership has to do with the execution of those policies and decisions which help to direct the activities of a school towards the achievement of its specified goals. Their effectiveness in school management is determined by whether they perform their assigned roles as required by the Ministry of Education in managing pupils, staff, curriculum implementation and school finances. Available Reports indicate that the government of Kenya has heavi...

Exploring The Use Of Instructional Technology: A Survey Of Academics At Two Nigerian Universities

Abstract The article reports empirical research findings on the use of instructional technology among Nigerian academics for effective instructional delivery. Using a quantitative approach, 267 questionnaires were distributed to academics from two purposively selected Nigerian universities in the South West geopolitical zone. A total of 215 questionnaires (80.5%) were returned and found useful for data analysis. The data were analysed with SPSS software to generate both descriptive and ...

An Approach To Quality Improvement Of Nigerian University Library Services: A Framework For Effective Quality Management Implementation

Abstract The paper explores the different strategies in managing operations and delivering services and compares them to current trends in academic libraries in Southwestern (SW) Nigeria The author objectively and comparatively examined the different models of quality management (QM) and strategies, from which a framework of quality improvement for Nigerian university libraries was developed. The article employed a pragmatic approach to unearth the complexities of investigating t...

Utilization Patterns In, And Impact Of Computer-Mediated Learning On Medical Undergraduate Students’ Pre-Clinical Skills

ABSTRACTUndergraduate medical education in Nigeria like other areas of human learning is under pressure due to students‟ over-population, unmanageable classroom andlaboratory teachings coupled with the need to expose students to clinical, theatre and surgical experiences. Thus, this study was driven by the need to undertake a baseline investigation that will explore and evaluate strength and weaknesses in utilization and impact of Computer-Mediated Learning on medical undergraduate students...

The Use Of Multimedia In Teaching Biology And Its Impact On Students' Learning Outcomes

ABSTRACTIn this 21st century of Information and Communication Technoiogy, a motivating and captivating approach shouldbe encouraged to help students better learn. The use of multimedia in education has proven its importance due to itspositive impact on the teaching and learning process. The study investigated the effectiveness of using Multimedia onstudents learning outcomes in biology. 180 students were randomly selected from three secondary schools and wererandomly divided into three groups...

THE ASSOCIATION OF EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS AND ACUTE LEUKAEMIAS IN NAMIBIA

ABSTRACTThere are two viruses found to be direct aetiological agents of leukaemia, namely Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Human T-cell leukaemia virus. Viral infections were estimated to cause 15 – 20 % of all human cancers, by its capability to release virus-encoded proteins into its host. These proteins reprogram host cell signalling pathways within deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which are responsible for differentiation and proliferation. Furthermore, 90% of the world’s population is infect...

The Use Of Videos And Animations To Improve Learners’ Achievement In Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Geography In Selected Secondary Schools In Ohangwena Region

AbstractMultimedia usage as an instructional tool in education is an important way of communicating the 21st century language to the digital natives of the 21st century. Several models have been put forward to suggest how multimedia use in education may improve the learners’ academic achievements. However, little research has been done to investigate how multimedia influences the academic achievements of learners in Geography. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate whether the u...

Grade 11 Geography Teachers’ And Learners’ Perceptions Of Social Media As A Teaching And Learning Tool: A Study Of The Rundu Circuit, Kavango-East, Namibia

Abstract The use of social media in learning and teaching has become a popular concept in this modern day of internet and a technological society. Many researchers have made efforts to prove the applicability of internet-based technologies in education as well their influence on the educational outcomes. As social media sites continue to grow in popularity, it remains the premise that technology is a vital part in today’s learners’ success equation. This study examined Grade 11 Geog...

Assessing The Impact Of Videos In Promoting Learners‟ English Second Language Comprehension And Listening In Omusati Region

ABSTRACT This study assessed a learning environment where learners were exposed to authentic and rich language input, and it has shed light on the use of multimedia pedagogies in second language (SL) teaching. By using videos, the study explored the impact of multimedia on language comprehension. The study was conducted in Omusati Region, Namibia on Grade 11 learners doing English as a Second Language NSSC Ordinary Level at a selected secondary school. Two Grade 11 classes were selecte...


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