Innovative Open Schooling in Secondary Education in Mozambique: Technological Conditions for Students to Attend Distance Learning

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2022-09-19
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Cossa, Sérgio Paulo
Ramos, Fernando
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Panda, Santosh
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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This article describes part of the results, taken from ongoing initial research, on the potential of new media in distance education. The article explores the technological conditions that students involved in Open and Innovative Schooling (OIS) experience, focusing on the fifteen schools in Mozambique. Participants were selected by intentional sampling and a mixed method research approach was then followed. The results revealed that, in general, minimum technological conditions were created at schools for the distance learning process, despite some asymmetries between schools and students. These findings are useful for documenting and sharing the real condition under which OIS operates in the Mozambican context. Furthermore, it is key to influencing educational policies in order to include training in digital literacy, as well as strategies for technology distribution for students from the mentioned schools. These are also crucial for an in-depth reflection on the aspects to be improved for a better implementation of OIS.
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Distance Education, Open Schooling, Pedagogy, Secondary Education, Open and Distance Learning (ODL), ICT in Education
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Mozambique
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Africa
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Journal of Learning for Development; Vol 9, No 2
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