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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Journal Statistics

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Journal Statistics | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

IJEDICT is a free, open access, online, peer-reviewed international journal.  It aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing economies (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed economies.

Now in its 8th year of publication, here are the titles, authors, publication dates and statistics for the top five most downloaded articles:

 

1. "The role of ICTs in the economic development of Africa: The case of South Africa", Langmia, 2006/11/26 - downloads = 43,209

2. "New technologies for teaching and learning: Challenges for higher learning institutions", Sife Lwoga Sanga, 2007/06/13 - downloads = 42,493

3. "Analysis of the uses of information communication technology (ICT) for gender empowerment", Obayelu Ogunlade, 2006/08/10 - downloads = 37,430

4. "Educational Development in Kenya and the Role of Information and Communication Technology", Kinuthia, 2009/04/01 - downloads = 35,923

5. "The usage of ICT for secondary education in Mongolia", Sambuu, 2006/01/08 - downloads = 34,628

 

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More details and links to articles at:  http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/statistics.php?op=top_articles

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Kenya Climate Innovation Center launches first crowdfunding program in East Africa | infoDev

Kenya Climate Innovation Center launches first crowdfunding program in East Africa | infoDev | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) — an initiative of the World Bank and its global entrepreneurship program infoDev — has officially launched the first-ever support program for crowdfunding in East Africa. In its pilot phase, the program has helped six clean-tech ventures design, develop, and launch their online crowdfunding campaigns.

 



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Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments

Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
I joined Audrey Watters, Philipp Schmidt, Stephen Downes, and Jeremy Friedberg in Toronto last week, to give a talk at Digital Learning Reimagined, an event hosted and organized by Ryerson University s Chang School.

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45 Free Stock Images for E-learning

45 Free Stock Images for E-learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Here are 45 free stock images for you to use in your e-learning courses. They are curated from the free stock images available via Unsplash.com.


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Measurement invariance of the UTAUT constructs in the Caribbean - Masters and PhDs

Measurement invariance of the UTAUT constructs in the Caribbean - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This article employs confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the factorial validity and the cross-national comparability of the UTAUT constructs with respect to mobile learning in higher education in four Caribbean countries. Except for the measurement of one factor, the UTAUT constructs exhibit adequate reliability and validity.



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What It’s Like to Try Magic Leap’s Take on Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review

What It’s Like to Try Magic Leap’s Take on Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.Availability: 1-3 years

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Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries - Masters and PhDs

Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a unique programme. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in other member countries.

Since the scholarships have traditionally been supported by host governments, the overwhelming majority have been hosted by developed Commonwealth countries. Now, following the establishment of the CSFP endowment fund in 2009, a new strand of Commonwealth Scholarships located in low and middle income countries is available.

 



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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
From inspiring life-long learning to empowering teachers, these organizations are taking the education business to school.

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There are some interesting ideas here. With a concept and structure like Ed Camps, what does that mean to the way School is organized? I would think it might lead to change the status quo won't like.

 

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This is the MUST read text.

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A few surprises in this list

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Swazi king to wed 15th wife

Swazi king to wed 15th wife | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Swaziland’s King Mswati III has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant as his 15th wife.

Mswati, a 45-year-old who is sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, introduced Sindiswa Dlamini at a Reed Dance celebration over the weekend, Mtetwa told AFP. She wore red feathers on her head — a sign of royalty.



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MOOC Workshop - Stephen Downes

MOOC Workshop - Stephen Downes

“Walk away with a plan to integrate MOOCs within your higher education learning environments.” What would such a plan look like? What do we need to support MOOCs? What would such a plan look like? What does content look like in a MOOC? What would we consider ‘MOOC Pedagogy’? 

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Education Technology Degree Programs

Education Technology Degree Programs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

School and corporations recognize the need to provide learners with more choice in their learning environments. Professionals trained to address learning needs with 21st century technology will be in high demand. An education technology degree program, which typically focuses on instructional design, the psychology of learning, and the application of technology to create effective learning environments, provides the knowledge and skills required.

 

This page provides help if you are interested in studying educational or instructional technology. Programs are offered at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level (PhD and Ed.D). This page tells you more about the programs, provides links to schools where you can take them, and outlines the career prospects after graduation.

 


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Why online learning needs to get serious about apps

Why online learning needs to get serious about apps | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

One of the main problems preventing the widespread use of mobile phones for education is the need for longer interactions/communications than is typically available. So, will online education rise or fall based on our ability to reengineer learning for bursts?

Ryan Craig, University Ventures, writing for VentureBeat thinks not ....



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Knowledge for All: Bridge International Academies

Knowledge for All: Bridge International Academies | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest chain of primary and pre-primary schools bringing world-class education to the poorest of the poor, democratizing the right to succeed.

Thanks to economies of scale, Bridge is able to charge just $6 a month per pupil on average with academies reaching operational sustainability after just one year.

 



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A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
A great tool which explains The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology http://t.co/PBceLJGLtC #edtech #flippedclass #flipchat

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 10, 2:05 AM

Always useful!!!

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How education is not restricted to the classroom

Laetitia Jacob's curator insight, February 17, 1:38 PM

Une bonne vue générale concernant la classe inversée depuis son origine, le concept même de classe inversée présenté en détail et un aperçu de la recherche américaine sur le sujet.

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ICT4RED: Use of tablets in rural education in South Africa - Masters and PhDs

ICT4RED: Use of tablets in rural education in South Africa - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In an endeavour to find solutions to the country’s improving but ailing education the South African government through some of its department is attempting to find out if the introduction of technology in the class room has the promised potential to improve teaching and learning. The paper is based on a pilot study currently underway in Cofimvaba in Eastern Cape Province where tablets have been introduced in a number of schools to teachers. The paper used Cofimvaba ICT4RED initiative as a case study.

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New Learning, New Society - by Stephen Downes

Talk given to the Chang School at Ryerson University outline the weakness of traditional models of online learning and arguing instead for a student-centered and self-organized system.

 
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Agro-students’ appraisal of online registration of academic courses - Masters and PhDs

Agro-students’ appraisal of online registration of academic courses - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

With integration of information technology tool for academic course registration in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the study assessed the agro-students’ appraisal of the online tool for course registration. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 325 agro-students; and validated and reliable questionnaire was used for collection of data on the study objectives.

 


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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement -- Campus Technology

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement -- Campus Technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

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Frontrunners in ICT: Kenyan runners using smartphones

Frontrunners in ICT: Kenyan runners using smartphones | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The primary aim of this research was to study how mobile technology shapes, changes, and develops informal learning outside the classroom and school environment. In this study we provided each of the 30 Kenyan elite runners with a simple Android smartphone and free Internet for one year. 



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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.


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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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Blogging in the foreign language classroom

Blogging in the foreign language classroom | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This study, by Dorota Domalewska, Rangsit University, Thailand, examined the phenomenon of blogging as a technologically enhanced support to develop interaction and interrelatedness among learners in a foreign language course. 

 


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Free Access to ICT in Education for Development Journal - Masters and PhDs

Free Access to ICT in Education for Development Journal - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Volume 10 Issue 4 of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) was published at the end of December, 2014. You can read, print and share all the articles free of charge.

 


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Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren

Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

A 90-year-old Kenyan woman who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren is believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in the world. She joined Leaders Vision Preparatory School five years ago.

 



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Kenya ranked in world’s top seven investment destinations

Kenya ranked in world’s top seven investment destinations | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Fortune Magazine has ranked Kenya among seven most promising global investment destinations with good governance structures that guarantee sustainable growth.

The country has been ranked alongside India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland and Colombia by top business magazine — Fortune Magazine — as the best places investors should be looking to put their money. 



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Free Access to ICT in Education for Development Journal

Free Access to ICT in Education for Development Journal | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Volume 10 Issue 4 of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) was published at the end of December, 2014. You can read, print and share all the articles free of charge.

 


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Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Here is a list of free educational tools that will help you find some great open educational resources (OERs). Bookmark them, pin them, and add them to your collections.

 


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