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Volume 18 Issue 1 / Jan 2020  pp1‑113

Editor: Rikke Ørngreen, Heinrich Söbke

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Enthusiastic Academic and Support Service Staff as an Agent for Change: A Case Study Based on a Project in African Higher Education Institutes  pp1‑12

Ari Haaranen, Jarmo Saarti

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Designing Questions for Research Design and Design Research in e‑Learning  pp13‑24

Johannes C. Cronje

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Medical Student Perceptions of Integration of a Customized Cloud Based Learning Operating System into Problem Based Learning Tutorials  pp25‑39

Rima Abdul Razzak, Zuheir Hasan, Arpan Stephen

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A Comparison Between Virtual Patient and Peer‑Assisted Learning in Teaching Basic Medical Knowledge and Skills  pp40‑56

Lukas Seifert, Arda Manap, Jasmina Sterz, Ferdinand Gerlach, Robert Sader

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Contextualisation of the Information Literacy Environment in the South African Education Sector  pp57‑68

Oluwole O. Durodolu, Samuel Maredi Mojapelo

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Abstract

This study embarked on an in‑depth content analysis of the information literacy environment in the South African education sector. The review of literature encompasses a comprehensive critical analysis of available appropriate and contemporary literature, which further expounds the research problem. This research adopted the qualitative method of data collection; hence, policy documents, conference proceedings and journal articles about the subject matter were analytically evaluated to identify whether there is a research gap that may have remained unanswered in previous studies. The study emphasises various ICT tools and techniques that will promote e‑learning in South African educational sector; this was done in recognition of its essential role. South Africa struggles with challenges associated with the digital divide, a result of the inability of many to access ICT tools capable of enhancing their performance, particularly in a racially divided country such as South Africa, where a separate educational development policy was pursued during the apartheid era, in favour of the white minority. The trends in information literacy and essential issues regarding information literacy skills in South Africa are highlighted. The challenges associated with information literacy in South Africa are presented, and different opportunities in information literacy are also discussed. The paper concludes with the gaps and options in information literacy in South Africa. Finally, this paper offers a comprehensive review of the information literacy development in the South African education sector, which constitutes an essential perspective in the understanding of the global information literacy development 

 

Keywords: Information literacy, ICT4D, information access, contextualisation, education sector

 

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Codifying Game‑Based Learning: Development and Application of LEAGUÊ Framework for Learning Games  pp69‑87

Rabail Tahir, Alf Inge Wang

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When is Open and Online Learning Relevant for Curriculum Change in Higher Education? Digital and Network Society Perspective  pp88‑101

Airina Volungevičienė, Margarita Teresevičienė, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

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Business Model of Learning Platforms in Sharing Economy  pp102‑113

Eduardo Cornejo-Velazquez et al

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