Research Papers/Topics in Educational Technology

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...

Promoting Global Competencies At Institutions Of Higher Education: The Use Of Facebook In Collaborative Learning For Postgraduate Students, A Case Study Of The University Of Namibia And Willi

Abstract In the 21st century, institutions of higher education are required to broaden their curricula to equip students with global competency skills. The 2014/2015 academic year marked a collaboration project between postgraduate students from the University of Namibia and the William Paterson University in New Jersey in the Educational Technology module using the Facebook web page to promote global competency skills among students. This study ought to understand the University of Nam...

Project-Based Learning For Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Algebra In Selected Senior Secondary Schools In Kavango West Region In Namibia

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effects of Project-Based Learning (PBL) for Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) algebra in selected senior secondary schools in Kavango West region. The study employed a quantitative approach. Furthermore, a quasi-experimental non-equivalent (pre-test - post-test) control research design was used to collect data from one school for two weeks. A sample of 80 learners was randomly selected from the poorest performing school (school E)...