Development of e-learning content and delivery for self-learning environment case of selected rural secondary school in Tanzania

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University of Dar es Salaam
The effective use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in developing countries like Tanzania is crucial in order to overcome the challenges that are faced countrywide in many sectors, to reduce the digital divide and improve the economy. ICT is becoming more and more integrated in societies worldwide. its elects are clearly seen in people's lives as well as on countries' economy as it opens doors for new opportunities and change the attitude of people towards learning. Secondary schools in Tanzania are facing many problems which hamper students' learning. This in tum affects their performance in the National examinations hence reducing the growth of a learned society. This research specifically addresses the problem of lack of learning and teaching materials by using ICT tools for the development and delivery of e-Learning content. The research focused on two secondary schools, name]y, the Wali-Ul-Asr Seminary and Kibaha Secondary School as pilot schools in Kibaha district Pwani region. The research used courseware engineering methodology which integrated instructional design and software engineering. The research was also inspired by the concepts of participatory action research, Mode 2 knowledge production and triple helix, which incorporated stakeholders' participation throughout the research. The main stakeholders are students, teachers, and head teachers at secondary schools level, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training officials and researchers. This is an applied type of research addressing a practical problem in society. The outcome is a pilot package of e-Learning material comprised of sample chapters of Mathematics form 111 for the pilot site. Blended mode of delivery has been considered using Compact Disc/Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory, the Tanzania Secondary Schools e-Learning (TanSSe-L) System which is a customized Moodle platform and by using face to face learning.
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e-learning, self-learning, secondary school
Lujara, S.K.(2011) Development of e-learning content and delivery for self-learning environment case of selected rural secondary school in Tanzania. Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.