Teachers and Students’ Perceptions About Integration of Facebook Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools In Kinondoni District, Tanzania

Mwasha, Eline (2017) Teachers and Students’ Perceptions About Integration of Facebook Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools In Kinondoni District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study intended to explore assessment of teachers and students’ perceptions about integration of Facebook technology to enhance teaching and learning in secondary schools; a case of Kinondoni District, Tanzania. Specifically, the study intended to investigate teachers and student’s willingness to use Facebook technology in teaching and learning, to determine teachers and students’ competences about using Facebook technology in teaching and learning in schools, to determine the benefits of using Facebook technology in teaching and learning from teachers and students perspective and explore strategies for effective use of Facebook technology in teaching and learning. The study used quantitative and qualitative(mixed method) which consist four schools which areBunju A secondary school, Kondo secondary school, Makongo secondary school and Makumbusho secondary school, schools selected was due to presence of computer studies and ICT facilities. This study used a sample of 104 respondents, where 16 teachers and 88 students. Data were collected by use of questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions. The study found that majority of both students and teachers demonstrated sufficient skills, knowledge and competencies in the use of Facebook technology in social settings, however they do not have positive attitude towards integration of Facebook technology in learning as they conceive it as a technology for social interactions with friends. Participants lamented that school environment and the country policy are not favorable enough to effectively integrate Facebook technology in teaching and learning. The researcher recommended that the government and the stake holders should build the libraries and designed workshop, radio/TVs programs, seminars and debates.

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: 08 Oct 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 10:18
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2170

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