Sustainability of using CD-based Study Materials at the Open University of Tanzania

Abasi , Mwanahamisi (2016) Sustainability of using CD-based Study Materials at the Open University of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This qualitative study on sustainability of using CD-based study materials at the Open University of Tanzania was conducted from September 2015 to April 2016 at the four centers of the Open University of Tanzania namely Ilala, Kinondoni, Tabora and Temeke Centre. The study adopted a case study design and used structured interview and questionnaire as tools of data collection. The data were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively by using the SPSS. The major findings of the research identified that students of the open university of Tanzania perceive the use of CD-based study materials positively because of their being on organizing and easy catch up of learning materials compared to ordinary forms of material organization. In addition the findings add that computer facilities play an essential role on access to materials and making a clear hierarch of learning in universities where students stand in a better chance of knowledge acquisition from electronic sources while instructors gain sufficient opportunities to provide effective supervision on students’ material organization. Finally, the researcher recommends the current global trend in education emphasizes the use of technology and therefore computer education is inevitable if quick and sufficient students’ access to material is the case for effective education at tertiary level. The curricula across variety of educational systems are to consider computer as an integral part of learning in universities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:35
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1597

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