Video conferencing as a teaching mode in higher educational institutions in Uganda : teacher perception

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Smart Technology and Learning
Publication statusAccepted/In press/Filed - 9 Jul 2021

Abstract

Recently, Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have gained significant usage in enabling institutions to continuously deliver education even during the Covid-19 pandemics lockdown. Its significant application in the education sphere has resulted in new capabilities at all levels of educational institutions. In Uganda, the use of video-enabled teaching is increasingly being established in universities especially during the Covid-19 lockdowns. In this study, we examine teachers' perception of the use of video conferencing, as a mode of teaching in higher educational institutions. The findings of this study show that teachers are of the high opinion about Video Conferencing (VC) as a mode of teaching at Higher Education Institution (HEI). In the study, several challenges that included poor ICT infrastructure, slow internet connection and those related to the cost of establishing a reasonable ICT infrastructure that can support VC were revealed. We conclude our study by providing recommendations required to improve infrastructure and create policies to support online education as a whole and in particular VC as a teaching model that bridges in person, in class and remote learning.

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