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E-Learning Eco-system for Mobility and Effective Learning: A Case of JKUAT IT Students

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dc.contributor.author KIHORO, John M.
dc.contributor.author OYIER, Philip A.
dc.contributor.author KIULA, Boniface M.
dc.contributor.author WAFULA, Joseph M.
dc.contributor.author IBUKAH, Rachel W.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-26T19:24:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-26T19:24:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-905824-38-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/213
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the end results of a project conducted to study the effectiveness of e-learning through the use of handheld electronic gadgets. The study utilized an experimental study design in which sampled students were divided into two groups: control and treatment. The treatment group was facilitated and supported to ensure that all the content was available and accessible on a Learning Management System (LMS). The lesson module of MOODLE LMS was utilized to ensure weekly release of content. Navigation to the following week’s content was conditioned on accumulated score based on learners’ responses to presentation-related questions which appeared on every page. From the analysis of project results and particularly the performance of the students, it is demonstrated that m-learning addressed the alarming cramming problem of examinations. In addition, m-learning allowed for location shifting with students able to learn from diverse physical locations using different portable gadgets, time shifting with students being able to access course materials any- time and on demand as well as interactivity with students being able to track their learning progress as well as the management of the learning environment with ability to provide online assessments, assignments, goals and expectations. Continuous interaction with the learning materials ensured that the learner was always ready for learning evaluation. The significant differences in CAT marks and overall examination score is a major finding that leads to the conclusion that mlearning is superior to the face-to-face mode because besides passing examinations, the learner is able to master content as the semester progresses. With the current trends in adoption m-learning, learning institutions can use the results of this study to implement effective Technology supported Distance Learning programmes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mobility, Control and Treatment, Learning Management System, Ttest, m-learning. en_US
dc.title E-Learning Eco-system for Mobility and Effective Learning: A Case of JKUAT IT Students en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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