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Impact of elearning on primary school children and teachers: a study of the one laptop per child pilot project in Fiji

Raturi, Shikha and Kedrayate, Akanisi (2015) Impact of elearning on primary school children and teachers: a study of the one laptop per child pilot project in Fiji. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 12 (8). pp. 3-23. ISSN 1550-6908

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    Abstract

    The current trend of integrating technology in learning at all levels of education system has also impacted Fiji primary schools. The effort to integrate elearning in primary school began with the launch of ‘One Laptop per Child’ project in three primary schools whereby each school received fifty XO laptops. The impact of this intervention was investigated after 1.5 years of project implementation. The study reports learners’ and teachers’ generally positive perception of elearning and highlights some challenges. The impact on learners’ social, behavioural and cognitive skills holds promise. The need for continuous professional development and elearning policy to ensure support for teachers is one of the major implications of this study.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE)
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 09:52
    Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 10:59
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8462
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