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Online tools in elearning in the context of developing countries: a study at the university of the South Pacific

Raturi, Shikha (2014) Online tools in elearning in the context of developing countries: a study at the university of the South Pacific. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

Interaction is considered as one of the key components in virtual learning environment (VLE); online tools help achieve and enhance interaction. Interaction with engagement results in meaningful learning. With an increase in the number of tools, (online) educators/technology adapters get overwhelmed with the choices they have to make. A group of learners were introduced to a variety of tools for interaction and foster meaningful learning for 14 weeks. In a survey, conducted to evaluate the performance of online tools utilised in a professional development online course, discussion forum and web-conferencing tool emerged as the most popular while twitter was considered the least popular one. An inspired learner with bandwidth challenges still manages active learning albeit with some frustrating moments. The opportunities and challenges highlighted by the participants were taken into consideration for next offering of the course. The iterative process of action research of this form not only helps make use of most suitable online tools but also ensures the instructor is constantly reviewing her online pedagogical practices.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1109/MITE.2014.7020252
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 14:47
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8443
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