How ICT impacts the learning environment – a case study of Makerere University
InformationFörfattare: Anita Mugenyi
Beräknat färdigt: 2021-06
Handledare: Lars Oestreicher
Handledares företag/institution: Institutionen för informationsteknologi
Ämnesgranskare: Bengt Sandblad
PresentationPresentatör: Anita Mugenyi
Presentationstid: 2021-06-14 16:15
Opponent: Erik Stenemo
In 2000 SIDA began a research cooperation with Makerere University located in Kampala, Uganda after it was found to be the centre of research activity in the country. The lack of ICT was pointed out as a factor to the weak research and training and by adding the presence of ICT facilities, it was believed that the research environment could be improved drastically.
The purpose of this study was to examine how the usage of ICT at Makerere University in Uganda has impacted the research environment and what role the SIDA funded Directorate of ICT Support (DICTs) has played as well as provide suggestions to how to continue to improve the research environment with the use of ICT.
The result of the report showed that The ICT resources available to students and staff identified in this study at the university are provided in the form of desktops, laptops, wired and wireless internet, a number of web based applications and an e-learning application. Furthermore, the students and teachers also use personal phones, smartphones, tablets as well as computers and laptops to communicate and access and interact with the school provided ICT resources. The ICT training given by DICTs has been well received by those who participate but results show that the participants want more sessions and training for themselves and their fellow colleagues.