Weitere Artikel dieser Ausgabe durch Wischen aufrufen
Every year billions of dollars are spent on development aid and training around the world. Little attention is paid, however, to the sustainability of the various interventions. Some studies suggest that technology usage can serve as an effective post-learning intervention to enhance the transfer of learning. Currently, there is a limited body of research examining how best to follow up after an educational professional development program in Africa. This qualitative exploratory study sought to address the gap in education development policy by examining three schools in Ghana, West Africa. This study helps increase our understanding of how technology can promote learning transfer in marginalized communities. It also provides suggestions for trainers and practitioners and offers a tentative model of learning transfer. Findings indicate that the use of group texting via WhatsApp helped training participants implement new knowledge in their schools. Participants reported that the mobile technology intervention assisted peer learning, increased participants’ motivation, reminded them of the training content and allowed them to network.
Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten
Sie möchten Zugang zu diesem Inhalt erhalten? Dann informieren Sie sich jetzt über unsere Produkte:
Ahiabenu, K. (2018). Ghana runs on whatsApp. Daily Graphic Newspaper. Retrieved from https://www.graphic.com.gh/features/opinion/ghana-runs-on-whatsapp.html. Accessed May 2017.
Arthur-Mensah, N., & Shuck, B. (2014). Learning in developing countries: Implications for workforce training and development in Africa. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 26(4), 41–46. CrossRef
Awoniyi, E. A., Griego, O. V., & Morgan, G. A. (2002). Person-environment fit and transfer of training. International Journal of Training and Development, 6(1), 25–35. CrossRef
Broad, M. L. (1997). Transferring learning to the workplace: Seventeen case studies from the real world of training (Vol. 5). Alexandria, VA: American Society for Training and Development.
Broad, M. L., & Newstrom, J. W. (1992). Transfer of training: Action-packed strategies to ensure high payoff from training investments. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press.
Bush, T., Kiggundu, E., & Moorosi, P. (2011). Preparing new principals in South Africa: The ACE: School leadership program. South African Journal of Education, 31, 31–43. CrossRef
Caffarella, R. S. (2002). Planning programs for adult learners: A practical guide for educators, trainers, and staff developers. The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education, series. Indianapolis, IN: Jossey-Bass.
Cochrane, T. D. (2014). Critical success factors for transforming pedagogy with mobile Web 20. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45(1), 65–82. CrossRef
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Foley, J. M., & Kaiser, L. M. R. (2013). Learning transfer and its intentionality in adult and continuing education. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013(137), 5–15. CrossRef
Ford, M., & Batchelor, J. (2007). From zero to hero—Is the mobile phone a viable learning tool for Africa? In Paper presented at the 3rd international conference on social and organizational informatics and cybernetics, Orlando, FL.
Furman, N., & Sibthorp, J. (2013). Leveraging experiential learning techniques for transfer. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013(137), 17–26. CrossRef
Glaser, B. G. (1978). Theoretical sensitivity: Advances in the methodology of grounded theory. Oxford, England: Sociology Press.
Grissom, J. A., & Harrington, J. R. (2010). Investing in administrator efficacy: An examination of professional development as a tool for enhancing principal effectiveness. American Journal of Education, 116(4), 583–612. CrossRef
Herrington, J., Herrington, A., Mantei, J., Olney, I., & Ferry, B. (2009). Using mobile technologies to develop new ways of teaching and learning. In J. Herrington, J. Mantei, I. Olney, B. Ferry, & A. Herrington (Eds.), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education (pp. 1–14). Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
Hung, W. (2013). Problem-based learning: A learning environment for enhancing learning transfer. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 137, 27–38. CrossRef
Kasumuni, L. (2011). More Africans learn by mobile phone. E- Learning Africa News Portal. Retrieved from http://www.elearning-africa.com/ela_Newsportal. Accessed Apr 2017.
Kidd, W., & Murray, J. (2013). Using emerging technologies to develop professional learning. Professional Development in Education, 39(2), 165–167. CrossRef
Knowles, M. (1980). My farewell address… Andragogy no panacea, no ideology. Training and Development Journal, 34(8), 48–50.
Lai, C. H., Yang, J. C., Chen, F. C., Ho, C. W., & Chan, T. W. (2007). Affordances of mobile technologies for experiential learning: The interplay of technology and pedagogical practices. Journal of Computer Assisted learning, 23(4), 326–337. CrossRef
Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef
Leithwood, K., Louis, K. S., Anderson, S., & Wahlstrom, K. (2004). How leadership influences student learning: Review of research. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, University of Minnesota.
Looi, C. K., Seow, P., Zhang, B., So, H. J., Chen, W., & Wong, L. H. (2010). Leveraging mobile technology for sustainable seamless learning: A research agenda. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(2), 154–169. CrossRef
Marzano, R. J., Waters, T., & McNulty, B. A. (2005). School leadership that works: From research to results. Alexandria: ASCD.
McKeough, A., Lupart, J. L., & Marini, A. (1995). Teaching for transfer: Fostering generalization in learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Mezirow, J. (2000). Learning as transformation: Critical perspectives on a theory in progress. The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education, Series. Indianapolis, IN: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Motiwalla, L. F. (2007). Mobile learning: A framework and evaluation. Computers & Education, 49(3), 581–596. CrossRef
Myers, B. L. (2011). Walking with the poor: Principles and practices of transformational development. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
OECD and African Development Bank (Ed.). (2009). African economic outlook 2009. Paris: OECD.
Phiri, A. C., Foko, T., & Mahwai, N. (2014). Evaluation of a pilot project on information and communication technology for rural education development: A Cofimvaba case study on the educational use of tablets. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 10(4), 60.
Quinn, V. S. (2015). Undergraduate students respond more favorably to e-mail or text reminders than verbal reminders alone. Global Education Journal, 2015(2), 205–210.
Saldaña, J. (2009). The coding manual for qualitative researchers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Swaffield, S., Jull, S., & Ampah-Mensah, A. (2013). Using mobile phone texting to support the capacity of school leaders in Ghana to practice leadership for learning. Procedia, Social and Behavorial Sciences, 103, 1295–1302. CrossRef
Telecommunication Development Bureau. (2016). http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (2015). Education for all 2000–2015: Achievements and challenges (EFA Global Monitoring Report). Paris: UNESCO.
Valk, J. H., Rashid, A. T., & Elder, L. (2010). Using mobile phones to improve educational outcomes: An analysis of evidence from Asia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 11(1), 117–140. CrossRef
Walsh, C. S., Power, T., Khatoon, M., Biswas, S. K., Paul, A. K., Sarkar, B. C., et al. (2013). The “trainer in your pocket”: Mobile phones within a teacher continuing professional development program in Bangladesh. Professional Development in Education, 39(2), 186–200. CrossRef
Yin, R. K. (2014). Case study research: Design and methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Keeping the learning going: using mobile technology to enhance learning transfer
- Springer Singapore
Educational Research for Policy and Practice
Print ISSN: 1570-2081
Elektronische ISSN: 1573-1723