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Educational technology: relevance to a Fijian classroom

Gani, Reginald and Devi, Sharika and Goundar, Sam and Reddy, Emmenual and Saber, Fatemeh (2019) Educational technology: relevance to a Fijian classroom. In: E-Services. Intech Open, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-83880-791-7

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Educational technology has emerged as a necessary tool for classrooms in the developing world. Educational technology is the considered implementation of appropriate tools, techniques, or processes that facilitate the application of senses, memory, and cognition to enhance teaching practices and improve learning outcomes. It is defined as “the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.” This research intends to identify educational technologies that are popular around the world and elaborate upon them. The research project further used a case study to sample schools in Fiji to determine their use of educational technologies in the Fijian classroom. Various uses, benefits, implementations, and challenges were identified together with the limitations of how educational technologies’ relevance to the Fijian classroom could be affected. The findings indicate that the Fijian classroom is not quite ready to completely embrace educational technologies into their operations given the challenges are few but immense. Questions suggesting future activities were also identified.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.88875
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Emmenual Reddy
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 00:37
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 00:37

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