The Effectiveness of Mobile Short Messaging Service (SMS) Technologies in the Support of Selected Distance Education Students of Makerere University, Uganda

dc.contributor.authorKajumbula, Richard
dc.coverage.placeNameUganda
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-05T05:27:56Z
dc.date.available2022-12-05T05:27:56Z
dc.date.issued2006-10
dc.description.abstractPCF4 // This paper reports the results of an exploratory study undertaken to test the effectiveness of Short Messaging Service (SMS) communication among selected first year Bachelor of Commerce External upcountry Distance Education students in Makerere University, Uganda. It is proposed that these results and their findings can inform more effective future usage of mobile technologies in Distance Education in Uganda. Using a questionnaire on a cluster sample of the students, and an interview guide on a purposively selected sample of tutors and administrators, SMS communication was found to be more effective in conveying information about upcoming programs and developments at the main campus. Students were enthusiastic about it. The sample will be studied for a number of semesters to establish the trend of the performance of the objectives. // Paper ID 98
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/4809
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learning (COL)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Mobile Short Messaging Service (SMS) Technologies in the Support of Selected Distance Education Students of Makerere University, Uganda
dc.typeWorking Paper
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