Mobile Application for Teaching and Learning

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2022-09
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Gachanga, Timothy
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations // When COVID-19 was first reported in Kenya on March 13, 2019, education at every level – from elementary school to professional training – was disrupted and had to shift online. Many learning institutions including universities were unprepared for online or distance learning modes of learning. Those that were unable to shift online were forced to close down indefinitely. Some took over a year to figure out how to resume learning. Internet connectivity presented another challenge. The staff and students had to be trained on how to use education portals, Moodle, Zoom or Google Meet. Going online required teachers and students to have internet bundles which according to the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) costs Sh240 (USD2.25) for one GB of the Internet. This is too expensive for many to afford. My innovation seeks to help learners access learning content through their mobile phones. It also seeks to address the issue of climate change by reducing the over-reliance on papers in teaching at the university. // Paper ID 5713
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Innovation, Mobile application, Mobile devices, Learning content, Climate change
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Kenya
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Africa
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