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Type Journal Article - Quarterly Review of Distance Education
Title Factors influencing the integration of technology to facilitate transfer of learning processes in South African, Western Cape Province schools
Volume 12
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 275-285
This article discusses challenges South Africa is currently facing in its attempt to introduce computer use in its schools. There exist profound disparities for PC access between the provinces, due to weak social and economic developments and decreasing access to computers at home. This, in turn, may decrease the effect of computer use in schools. In addition, the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT's) on education is not automatic, and combining ICT's with effective pedagogy may be a daunting task, especially for schools in the disadvantaged areas in South Africa. Research cited in the literature review for this article emphasized the need for a sound analysis of current teacher training practices and more and better access to educational (online) experiences so as to encourage and motivate teachers to efficiently and effectively integrate ICT in their teaching as this will enrich the learning experience of students and prepare the latter better for participation in an ever more technology savvy environment.

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