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dc.contributor.advisorPimmer, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Drar
dc.contributor.otherFirma: Schweizerischer Maler- und Gipserunternehmerverband| Kontakt: Christoph Roth| PLZ/ Ort: Wallisellen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-02T07:33:09Z
dc.date.available2015-09-02T07:33:09Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11654/4805
dc.description.abstractTablets continue to be used in schools around the world and are believed to be designed with easy to use interface and are type of ICT that could be learned and used by people with low educational background short period of time (Talbot, 2012). (Beitrag ist nur für FHNW Mitarbeitende sichtbar)
dc.language.isoen_UK
dc.accessRightsAnonymous
dc.subjectTablet PCs
dc.subjectTablets
dc.subjectICT for education
dc.subject.ddc330 - Wirtschaft
dc.subject.ddc310 - Allgemeine Statistiken
dc.titleMOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS: A DECISION MAKING TOOL TO SUPPORT SELECTION OF TABLET PCs FOR SCHOOLS IN LOW INCOME COUNTRIES
dc.type11 - Studentische Arbeit
dc.audienceSonstige
fhnw.StudentsWorkTypeBachelor
fhnw.publicationStateUnveröffentlicht
fhnw.ReviewTypeKein Peer Review
fhnw.InventedHereYes
fhnw.ConfidentLevelStaff
fhnw.leadTablets continue to be used in schools around the world and are believed to be designed with easy to use interface and are type of ICT that could be learned and used by people with low educational background short period of time (Talbot, 2012).
fhnw.initialPositionThe main goal of this research is to identify key criteria that schools and their leaders in rural areas have to consider when deciding on deploying tablets in their schools. Despite the various benefits tablets could potentially bring to schools in disadvantaged areas, very limited research has been done on them. This could be an obstacle for school leaders and communities in attempting tablets for their schools as they lack reliable facts supporting their decision. Other organizations that might want to support educational development in those countries may face similar challenge.
fhnw.procedureIn order to identify the key criteria, an intensive research review has been done on tablets and their usage in education. This research has systematically selected two tablet devices namely iPad and ZEduPad and studied their performances. To demonstrate tablet selection process, this research attempted to associate the criteria identified with circumstances in a particular school in Mpumelelo, in rural area of Zimbabwe. Following an expert interview, different weights were assigned to the criteria based on their importance to the school in focus.
fhnw.resultsThe research has identified five key criteria that would serve as reference when schools in rural areas want to select tablet devices suitable to their circumstances. These criteria are price of the tablet devices, availability of educational content and apps, the hardware and software of the device as well as the support offered by the selling company to the school pursing the deployment. After analyzing the criteria weights and performance rates in an evaluation excel tool for the school in Mpumelelo, Zimbabwe, one tablet system appeared more suitable for its educational content prepared in domestic languages and context, its affordability, hardware functionality and robustness as well as the support.
fhnw.IsStudentsWorkYes


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