Mobile Based Learning and Learners’ Performance in Institutions of Higher Learning: The Case of Makerere and Kampala University.
The study focused on use of mobile-based learning; a widespread technology, and its influence on students’ academic performance with particular reference to Makerere and Kampala University.
The two Universities were purposively selected because they are among the few universities in Uganda which have introduced mobile-based learning and have exceptional wireless network infrastructure as compared to other universities.
The study investigated the relationship between student’s awareness of mobile based learning and extent to which the usage of mobile devices influences university students ‘academic performance.
A baseline descriptive survey method was used to; examine the type of mobile device technologies available for students pursuing different programs and to assess students’ level of academic satisfaction with the use of mobile devices in learning.
The study population was 95 students and 40 lecturers. The sample was 76 students and 36 lecturers. Probability and non – probability sampling techniques were used to select he sample. Questionnaires were used to collect data.
They were piloted on a smaller sample to ensure validity. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics including t- test, and Pearson Product Moment correlation coefficient to determine the relationship between the independent variables and the demographics of both lecturers and students.
Qualitative findings from open ended items on the questionnaires were considered and inferences drawn from the opinions of the respondents.
The findings revealed that there was less enrolment, learning and performance among mobile-based learners compared to students attending regular classes. It was concluded that the mobile device had potential to enhance learning of science in the university.
1. The study focuses on “Electronic recruitment Adoption and Employee Service Performance in Service Delivery Organization in Uganda.’’ The purpose was to investigate the relationship between Electronic recruitment adoption and employee service performance in service delivery organizations in Uganda using a case study of ministry of public service.
According to the baseline survey undertaken by the researcher, it was discovered that though e-recruitment continues to be an emerging technology, literature is still silent on e-recruitment and employee service performance in organizations thus this was the motivation for the basis of the study. The study was based on three specific objectives, namely: to establish the effect of awareness of e-recruitment adoption, t5o examine the effect of usage of e- recruitment adoption and ascertain the effect of service quality of e –recruitment adoption on employee service performance. Technology adoption models and service performance theories were used as the guiding factors of the study to understand, predict and explain why people accept or reject information systems. Cross sectional and descriptive study designs using quantitative and qualitative approaches were adopted to capture views, attitude and opinions of various respondents. Both questionnaires and interview guides were used to source information. The population involved in the study was 120 employees of ministry of public service and the sample size was 92 depicted using Krejcie and Morgan 1970. Purposive, convenience, simple random sampling techniques were used for sampling of respondents. The study revealed a number of findings including: Awareness of e-recruitment adoption has positive relationship on employee service performance because it has positive correlation 0.625, significant value of 0.035. Usage of e-recruitment adoption has positive relationship on employee service performance because it has positive correlation 0.698, strong significant value of 0.019 and explains 17.0% of organizational service performance and service quality of e-recruitment adoption has positive relationship on employee service performance because it has positive correlation of 0.482, strong significant value of 0.012 and explains 18.3% of the organizational service performance.
Therefore based on the findings, the study recommends increased efforts in awareness of e-recruitment adoption to be undertaken.