Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

Critical success factors for m‐Government adoption in Tanzania: A conceptual framework.

AbstractThe advancement of wireless and mobile technologies has given rise to the mobilegovernment (m‐Government). A new channel of public service delivery using a mobilephone. In Tanzania, several m‐Government initiatives have been undertaken. Amongthese, some can be said to have succeeded while others are still struggling. The reasonsfor these variations are not known. This study aimed to capture the critical success factors(CSFs) for the adoption of m‐Government and propose a framewo...

Investigating The Usage Of Web 2.0 Technologies For Learning Practices In Higher Learning Institutions: A Case Study Of The University Of Dodoma

ABSTRACTThis research investigated the usage of web 2.0 technologies (W2T) for learning practices in higher learning institutions. These technologies include wikis, blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google Doc and MySpace. However, learning practices include activities such as assignment, assessment, discussion, lectures, searching learning materials (library), communication and collaboration. Data were collected by two approaches which are semi-structures interview and questionnai...

Tools And Techniques For Clinical Decision Support: A Case Of Tanzania

ABSTRACTDespite the use of HIS in developing countries, healthcare practitioners rely on manual CDS tools and techniques that cause challenges in their work. However, the use of advanced tools and techniques might make use of the largely accumulated data in order to improve CDS. No studies have explored on the application of data analytics techniques in improving CDS by taking advantage of available clinical data being continuously collected by the existing HIS.The aim of this study was to un...

Viability Of Iot In Optimizing Time Spent Searching For Car Parking In Dar Es Salaam: A Case Study Of Kisutu Ward

ABSTRACTNowadays, searching for parking areashas been a headache matterfor many driversworldwide as drivers spend a lot of time searching for parking areas. This iscontributed by significant increase of number of cars in the cities.Thus, as thenumberof cars increases in the cities, the demand for parking areas also increases, so as withno information to drivers of where they can park their cars, drivers spendlong timefinding parking areas.Therefore, to tackle this problem the studyexperimente...

Forecasting Hydro-Power Generation Using Arima Model: A Case Of Mtera Dam In Tanzania

ABSTRACTElectricity cannot be stored efficiently in the grid, resulting in a need for demand and supply to be in balance. The Transmission System Operator operates a real-time electricity market to acquire extra supply or load. Traditionally Presently, the power demand is growing fast every day, which need more resources and different grid constructions. Tanzania is one of the developing countries which needs to acquire and make enough sources, must achieve load cracking to accomplish stabili...

Exploring Ict-Supported Formal Women Business Networks (Efwbns) The Case Of Kenya And South Africa

ABSTRACTThe primary purpose of this study was to examine and understand the nature of Informationand communication technology (ICT) supported formal women business networks (eFWBNs)and their contribution to the development of women entrepreneurs. For over a decade, studieson women’s entrepreneurship, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, have reiterated theimportance of, and need for, women’s involvement in formal women business networks(FWBNs). In this study, FWBNs are defined as net...

Prediction Of Annual Revenue Collection By Using Data Mining Techniques A Case Of Local Government Authorities In Tanzania

ABSTRACT The local Government Authority has to pay increasing attention to the importance and need of annual revenue prediction due to financial, economic, and political stress. Currently, judgmental models are used for LGAs revenue prediction with poor accuracy. Due to increasing importance; the aim of this study is to develop a model for predicting annual revenue collection of LGAs in Tanzania with the help of agricultural weather condition, exchange rate, national GDP, Council po...

Strategies For Enhancing The Acquisition of Psychomotor Skills by Building Construction Graduates of Technical Colleges in Taraba State

Abstract The main purpose of this study was to determine the strategies for enhancing the acquisition of psychomotor skills by building construction graduates of technical colleges in Taraba State. Five research questions guided the study while the five null hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study comprised 57 respondents which included 8 site supervisors and 49 building construction crafts...

Skill Improvement Needs of Self-Employed Technical College Motor Vehicle Mechanical Graduates in Plateau State

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the skill improvement needs of self-employed technical college motor vehicle mechanic graduates in Plateau State. A survey research design was used for the study. The population for the study was 66 self-employed technical college motor vehicle mechanic graduates, 15 supervisors from automobile industries. A structured questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. Five research questions and five null hypotheses were formula...

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...

A study of the M235T variant of the angiotensinogen gene and hypertension in a sample population of Calabar and Uyo, Nigeria

Abstract A common molecular variant of the angiotensinogen gene had been reported to predisposesome ethnic groups to hypertension. This case-control study was designed to determine thefrequency and association of the angiotensinogen M235T al1ele with hypertension in residents ofCalabar and Uyo cities, south-south Nigeria.The study involved 1308 subjects, 612 patients and 696 controls. The M235T variant was investigatedusing an allele specific polymerase chain reaction and enzymatic digestion ...

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...

Modelling Biomass And Bulb Yield Of Onion (Allium Cepa) Under Different Irrigation Regimes Using The Aquacrop Model

ABSTRACT Crop water productivity models are important tools in evaluating the effect of different irrigation regime on crop yield. AquaCrop model is a crop water productivity model adopted by the Land and Water Division of FAO in the year 2009. It simulates yield responds to water for herbaceous crops, and it is particularly suitable in addressing conditions where water is a key limiting factor in crop production such as in northern Ghana. The objective of this study was, to calibrate t...

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)...


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