Digital influences on academic attainment

A case of one secondary school in a rural education district

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https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v11i4.1784

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Computer skills, Digital, Academic Attainment, E-learning, Approaches

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate whether e-learning has any significant influence on academic attainment. From this time, little is noted by literature about training teachers towards attaining the necessary skills needed for digital e-learning applications. The investigation for this paper was conducted through a qualitative research methodology. Authors decided to use this method with a concern of understanding the behavior of humans as per teacher perspectives, leading to obtaining a better understanding of underlying motives. For this qualitative investigation, three conveniently selected secondary school teachers from a rural school in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa were interviewed. Engaging with the participants through administration of the interview schedule assisted authors in obtaining reach data due to contained questions that had a specific element of being open-ended. A fundamental finding revealed that teachers across all subjects have since embarked on focusing on (i) learner-centered practical approaches to allow determined e-learning engagements, thus having an impact on (ii) learner turnout. On noting this perspective from the teacher participants, it is recommended that as citizens held up in the technological revolution, there seems to be a need for teaching-learning approaches to be altered. This study, therefore, concludes that as a means to enable enhanced learner attainment, rural versus urban digital variations be addressed.

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2022-06-05

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Makena, B., & Omodan, B. . (2022). Digital influences on academic attainment: A case of one secondary school in a rural education district. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(4), 342–347. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v11i4.1784

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Teaching, Learning & Higher Education Institutions