An Investigation of Students’ Perception on the Use of CD-Based Study Materials in the Process of Teaching and Learning at the Open University of Tanzania

Khatibu,, Hafidha Amrani (2017) An Investigation of Students’ Perception on the Use of CD-Based Study Materials in the Process of Teaching and Learning at the Open University of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated on students’ perception on the use of CD based study materials in the teaching and learning at OUT. Three research questions guided the study in focusing on students’ perception on the use of CD-based study materials, students’ access to computers as well as students’ use of CD based study materials in the learning process. The study was conducted in Tanga, Katavi and Kinondoni regional centres and was guided by Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) developed by Davis in 1989. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research approach applying a survey research design. Total respondents were 158 who included students, DRCs, RRMA and OUT ICT Technicians and were selected through purposive and convenience sampling techniques. Data were gathered through Questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussion and documentary reviews. Research findings revealed that majority of students have positive perceptions towards the use of CD based study materials in the teaching and learning process as they believed that this mode of delivery would definitely increase their creativity and interactivity and facilitate new knowledge. However, few respondents found it difficult to change their mind set from printed materials to softcopy materials due to various emerged challenges involving lack of access to computers, unreliable power supply as well as lack of prior knowledge and skills of interacting with e-learning materials. The study recommended that OUT should embark on the use of both hardcopy materials as well as soft copy materials (CDs) since not all learners had access to computers and skills in using computers. Furthermore, learners should be assisted in acquiring computers or laptops by loan or by finding low cost computers to overcome the problem of access of computers to students.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 10:11
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 10:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2436

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