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Digital technologies and remote teaching during COVID-19 pandemic in African higher education institutions (2023)


Ukpabi, D., Agjei, R. O., Mengo, N., & David, L. K. (2023). Digital technologies and remote teaching during COVID-19 pandemic in African higher education institutions. In A. Mare, E. Woyo, & E. M. Amadhila (Eds.), Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies in Higher Education Institutions in Africa (pp. 27-40). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003264026-3


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Publication details

All authors or editorsUkpabi, Dandison; Agjei, Richard O.; Mengo, Nyabisi; David, Lekpa Kingdom

Parent publicationTeaching and Learning with Digital Technologies in Higher Education Institutions in Africa

Parent publication editorsMare, Admire; Woyo, Erisher; Amadhila, Elina M.

ISBN978-1-032-20525-0

eISBN978-1-003-26402-6

Publication year2023

Publication date09/12/2022

Pages range27-40

Number of pages in the book316

PublisherRoutledge

Place of PublicationAbingdon

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.4324/9781003264026-3

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92053


Abstract

Digital transformation of higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Africa has been a discussion issue in many fora across several African countries, yet with little investment commitment from the government. Interestingly, the outbreak of COVID-19 with the attendant lockdown paved the way to transition to online teaching and learning. Using the dynamic capability theory, this chapter aims to explore the role of digitalisation on pedagogy among African HEIs during the COVID-19 lockdown. Semi-structured interviews comprised data collected from 15 academics from three African countries (Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria). The study found that the implementation of digital technologies in remote teaching differed across African HEIs during the COVID-19 lockdown. This study offers theoretical and practical recommendations to accelerate the digitalisation of HEIs in Africa.


Keywordsonline studydistance teachingeducational technologyCOVID-19pandemicsinstitutions of higher educationpedagogydigitalisation

Free keywordsAfrica; Ghana; Kenya; Nigeria


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

JUFO rating3


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