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dc.contributor.authorNyandara, Zamzam I
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-15T07:09:17Z
dc.date.available2017-11-15T07:09:17Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.issn2223-7062
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.ubuntunet.net/handle/10.20374/131
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents challenges and opportunities of technology based instruction in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions particularly at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and Center for Continuing and Distance Education (CCDE -China). The paper developed out of a cross sectional survey design study with a mixed approach of qualitative and quantitative methods to collect and analyze data. A total of 144 (83-OUT; 61-CCDE) respondents from both institutions were involved in the study with a subpopulation of students, instructors and technical staffs. Main data instrument was questionnaire followed by focus group discussion. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS v.17, whereas qualitative data were reduced into main themes and reported accordingly. The findings revealed that CCDE institution is far better than OUT in the practice of technology based instruction due to some favorable conditions that support technology based instruction. Either, OUT instructors, have better access to computer and internet than their students although despite the access, instructors are not active initiators and implementers of technology based instruction and learning. Generally, participants from both institutions have positive attitude and even acknowledged the opportunities of using technology in ODL. There are some challenges which seem to affect both institutions although at a varied extent, OUT being at a stake than CCDE. The paper concluded by suggesting that OUT should opt some of the CCDE strategy to successfully implement e-learning. In addition, the use of blended technology is crucial in increasing the access to e-learning materials especially under situations like slow internet or lack of internet connectivity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUbuntuNet Allianceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings and Report of the UbuntuNet Alliance Annual Conference;5
dc.subjectTechnology Based Instructionen_US
dc.subjectOpen and Distance Learningen_US
dc.subjectE-learningen_US
dc.subjectChallenges of Technology Based Instructionen_US
dc.subjectOpportunities of Technology Based Instructionen_US
dc.titleChallenges and Opportunities of Technology Based Instruction in Open and Distance Learning: A Comparative Study of Tanzania and Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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