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dc.contributor.advisor Themane, M. J. Lekgothoane, Raesetja Letjobana Cathrine 2021-09-15T13:05:05Z 2021-09-15T13:05:05Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M.A. Education (Curriculum Studies)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract The emergence of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 resulted with digital classroom technology that changed learning spaces into interactive digital spaces. Changes in classroom digital technology has caused education ministries to make a substantial investment in digital technology infrastructure and teacher training, to prepare teachers to venture into the 4th Industrial Revolution. The advent of tablet and smart phone technologies created a platform for schools within developing economies to change from traditional classroom practices to digital classroom technology. The problem this study examined is the lack of classroom technology and connectivity, and teachers’ circumstances that makes them fail to transition to digital pedagogies. The purpose of the study was to investigate the levels of digital classroom technologies and teacher’s usage of technology in selected schools in Limpopo Province. This study was guided by three main research questions, namely, “What is the level of classroom digital technologies in schools? What is the teachers’ perceived level of usefulness of using digital classroom technology? Do teachers possess competencies required to influence teaching and student learning?” The study is qualitative in nature and the interpretivism paradigm and a theory of technology acceptance model were used to guide in assessment of this phenomenon. The study was premised within the interpretivism paradigm and qualitative case study approach was used. Interviews and document studies were used to collect data from 4 teachers, 4 heads of department (HoD) and 4 principals, who were selected from four case schools that participated in Limpopo CoLab school project. The findings of this study identified a low level of digital classroom technology integration in Limpopo project schools due to inadequacies of digital classroom technologies and lack of internet connectivity. Furthermore, teachers’ resistance to transit from teacher-centred pedagogy to learner-centred pedagogy; a lack of adequate teacher training on digital classroom technology; and failure in the implementation of e-education policy by case schools were identified as challenges faced by Limpopo Project Schools. The study concludes that schools that were serviced by Limpopo CoLab project lack digital classroom facilities to practice what were learnt during training. This study recommends the vi Department of Basic Education provides Limpopo schools with school connectivity and digital technologies. This study further recommends that training of teachers on the use of digital classroom technologies should be made a priority. en_US
dc.format.extent xv, 172 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Digital classroom technology en_US
dc.subject Digital learning en_US
dc.subject Limpopo Project School Project en_US
dc.subject Digital pedagogies en_US
dc.subject Traditional pedagogies en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Information technology -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching -- Aids and devices en_US
dc.title Investigating levels of digital classroom technologies and teacher's usage of technology in selected schools in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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