A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Marsden, Gary en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Tangkuampien, Jakkaphan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-30T19:57:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-30T19:57:52Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Tangkuampien, J. 2013. A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10671
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Our initial study indicates that successful integration of new communication medium into South African schools is not only challenging from the financial point of view, but also in terms of designing tools that fit within educational goals, as well as the training and support of relevant personnel in order to use the new medium effectively. Training and support effort, however, are often seen as top-down or outside-in approach that many teachers and past integration efforts have identified as being one of the contributing factors to integration failure. By looking at past integration efforts, as well as through our own initial study and in the field, we recognise similar results and challenges in efforts to introduce information and communication technologies into developing communities. Work done by Heeks et al. (Heeks & Molla, 2009) (Walton & Heeks, 2011) identified the Process approach as a contributing factor towards successful Information and communication technologies for development projects. We developed a novel approach to medium integration in education by combining the Process approach with Ethnographical Action Research techniques as well as taking into account recommendations made by past medium integration in education. To evaluate our approach we implemented the Process approach at an Ethnographical Action Research site with the researcher as one of the teachers with the objective of integrating the mobile medium into the school. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Computer Science en_ZA
dc.title A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Computer Science en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Tangkuampien, J. (2013). <i>A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10671 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Tangkuampien, Jakkaphan. <i>"A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10671 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Tangkuampien J. A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10671 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Tangkuampien, Jakkaphan AB - Our initial study indicates that successful integration of new communication medium into South African schools is not only challenging from the financial point of view, but also in terms of designing tools that fit within educational goals, as well as the training and support of relevant personnel in order to use the new medium effectively. Training and support effort, however, are often seen as top-down or outside-in approach that many teachers and past integration efforts have identified as being one of the contributing factors to integration failure. By looking at past integration efforts, as well as through our own initial study and in the field, we recognise similar results and challenges in efforts to introduce information and communication technologies into developing communities. Work done by Heeks et al. (Heeks & Molla, 2009) (Walton & Heeks, 2011) identified the Process approach as a contributing factor towards successful Information and communication technologies for development projects. We developed a novel approach to medium integration in education by combining the Process approach with Ethnographical Action Research techniques as well as taking into account recommendations made by past medium integration in education. To evaluate our approach we implemented the Process approach at an Ethnographical Action Research site with the researcher as one of the teachers with the objective of integrating the mobile medium into the school. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques TI - A community-based approach to new medium integration in South African education : a combination of ICT4D process approach and ethnographic action research techniques UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10671 ER - en_ZA


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