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MELISSA - Measuring E-Learning Impact in primary Schools in South African Disadvantaged Areas

People

 

Cantoni L.

(Responsible)

Fanni F.

(Collaborator)

Rega I.

(Collaborator)

Tardini S.

(Collaborator)

Abstract

MELISSA (Measuring E-Learning Impact in primary Schools in South Africandisadvantaged areas) joint research project will study the impact of ICTs (Information andCommunication Technologies) training on primary school teachers in the Western Capeprovince. Under the MELISSA project 120 primary school teachers based in disadvantaged schools will be trained to understand ICTs, and how to incorporate ICTs in their teaching in wise and sustainable manner.MELISSA research is designed as an experiment involving both an experimental group as well as a control group. Both groups will be assessed through questionnaires and interviews, in order to measure their:

  • Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Teacher Self-Efficacy
  • Locus of Control
  • Social Meaning of ICTs
yielding an integrated set of impact measures which can be eventually applied in order to design better ICTs training experiences, policy guidelines and evaluation activities, and to better allocate available resources.

Additional information

Acronym
MELISSA
Start date
01.11.2008
End date
30.09.2013
Duration
59 Months
Funding sources
SER-Segreteria di Stato per l’Educazione e la Ricerca
Status
Ended
Category
Swiss National Science Foundation / Bilateral programmes / Swiss-South Africa Joint Research Programme

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