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Subject/Keyword
Caribbean
Jamaica
technology
challenges
faculty
technology-mediated learning
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Wallen-Robinson, Sharonette
Supervisor and department
Kanuka, Heather (Educational Policy Studies)
Examining committee member and department
da Costa, Jose (Educational Policy Studies)
Nocente, Norma (Secondary Education)
Kanuka, Heather (Educational Policy Studies)
Department
Department of Educational Policy Studies
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-04-14T20:05:57Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
While extensive research has been done on technology-mediated learning (TML) in North America, such research is not easily transferable to the Caribbean, as there are notable socio-cultural and economic factors that affect such methods of course delivery. Limited research has been recorded about TML within a Caribbean context. This study employed a qualitative research methodology to gain an understanding of the individual and collective experiences of Jamaican educators who are using technology-mediated learning within the classroom. The methodology employed solicited the participation of one group of educators for this research. The two approaches that were used to collect data were group interviews and one-on-one interviews. The findings revealed that while faculty were keen on leveraging the available technology, there were still faculty, student and institutional challenges that were being encountered, ultimately affecting the effectiveness of the technology used to complement the teaching and learning process.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3T61R
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License granted by Sharonette Wallen-Robinson (wallenro@ualberta.ca) on 2011-04-14T18:59:55Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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