This study in an attempt to investigate the use of media resource during teaching practice. The purpose of this study was to find out the types of media resources available for use during teaching practice. The importance and the extent the media resources and the attitudes they have towards selection, improvisation acquisition and use of media. The study was carried out in nine primary schools in Nyanza. Three from Southern Kisii, three from Migori and three from each Central Kisii. It involved 108 trainees. Two types of questionnaires were used as study instruments one for teacher trainees and the other (Check List) for the researcher. The questionnaires were given and collected by the researcher. And the findings were: (a) Teacher-trainees agree that media resources are important during teaching practice and should be availed and are adequate. (b) Conclusions drawn point out that media resources are important during teaching practice, therefore teacher trainees should be trained on acquisition, improvisation and storage of media resources. (c) In many schools media resources where perceived as necessary, however the teacher trainees didn't have them.
The use of media resources enhances teaching and learning but has challenges due to individual, technological and organizational factors. On the basis of a study aimed at establishing the appropriateness of the use of media resources, the author discusses factors contributing to the use and adoption of media resources. Dr. Kei argues that lecturers in learning institutions should be trained in the use of media resources. He further opines that establishment of instructional media centres in learning institutions would greatly support teaching and learning. He observes that the use of media resources should be supported by appropriate policies and maintenance of media equipment. This book is a must-read to lecturers and students in institutions of higher learning in Kenya and beyond.
People of every sort in India as well as abroad must be made to feel concerned about the growth and development of the mass communications. This is because their cannot be any significant economic development without the use of Media. You cannot increase agricultural yields, convince people about the need for family-planning, influence them to hold off from buying out to bring their crops into the market, without reaching them through radio, television & films or newspapers. The functions of the media are to informed, educate and entertained the public. Mass media are instruments of communications. They provide us with information readily and quickly. With the spread of the Media libraries are becoming the potential use of a medium. As the teaching-learning process focused move towards self-learning, the entire spectrum of instructional materials and media have undergone a through change. The use of Radio and TV is so successful because it is used extensively by all classes of people both educated and uneducated. Even the uneducated can be educated easily through this channel pictorially and with verbal conversation.
The purpose of this study was to assess the availability & utilization of audio-visual media resources in teaching Oral Literature (OL) among in Butere secondary schools, Kenya. Bruner’s theory of discovery learning guided the study.The target population comprised of principals & OL teachers. The instruments were observation checklist, interview guides administered questionnaire. The study established that most audio-visual instructional resources were unavailable in many schools. The common audio-visual instructional resources identified were; textbooks, storybooks, short forms, poems, journals, narrative collections, drums, horns, cassettes and resources persons. Those devices that were unavailable in most schools were; accruements, still pictures, pianos, slides and videos.Teachers were found to have requisite skills in utilizing the audio-visual resources but this was not the actual case in teaching and learning. The study suggests that schools should invest more in acquisition of modern audio-visual instructional media, government need to support schools in acquisition of audio-visual instructional media and teachers need to change their attitude educational media use.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the level of knowledge, effectiveness of use, frequency of use and challenges in the use of e-resources among the agricultural research scientist in Ghana. This study was based on the Technology Acceptance Model which presents a model that examine the relationship between perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitudes and behavioral usage of other information technologies in recent years. Research design for this study was a case study approach. Data collection involved questionnaires administered to 68 agricultural research scientists, which was supplemented with interviews with Directors of the Institutes. The Study concluded that adequate provision should be made on user education to make scientists aware of various e-resources that are available to enhance usage. Secondly there is the need for increment in the bandwidth of the Internet connectivity and was therefore recommended that, there should be specific budgetary allocation on e-resources to improve e-resources facilities in agricultural libraries since scientists are known to have preference for electronic resources over print resources.
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Natural resources are of great importance to the welfare of human beings. Unfortunately, the use of these resources is overwhelmingly un sustainable. Different environmental and Natural resources economists have come up to apply environmental valuation methods on various use and non use values of particular Natural resources.The total economic value generated is what the economists use to advocate for proper use and conservation of the dying Natural resources. This book expounds on the use of the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) to value both the use and non use values of a wetland resource.
Water has been viewed as the most valuable of Zimbabwe''s natural resources. The development of Zimbabwe and its capacity to support an increasing population are strictly limited by water availability and the extent to which water can be exploited and controlled. Using a case study of Chishawasha Settlement Area, this book examines access, use and management of water resources in Zimbabwe within the context of Church Administration. The study further explores strategies used to gain access and levels at which conflict arises in accessing and utilizing water resources. Management of water resources is also investigated with the role played by women and the Church being central. A comparative analysis of the “quasi-private” and communal tenure system highlights that the concept of tenure in Chishawasha is problematic and influences access and management of water, also leading to conflicts. Also of importance is allocation and development of water resources. Women are at the center of Water Resources Management as they dominate structures relating to water management and are also key to the collection of water.
The book explores the role of media use (in both Russian and English) in the process of integration of middle-aged highly educated Russian immigrants in Canada. The study combined a cross-cultural psychology model of acculturation strategies (Berry, 1997) with a media type consumers’ model (Adoni et al., 2006) to reveal the role of media consumption in the process of identity construction. The results of the study demonstrate that consumption of media is one of the factors that might affect the success of integration. However, other factors also need to be taken into account.
Curricular resources have a significant influence on students' opportunities to learn. At the same time, teachers play a crucial role as interpreters of such materials. This book examines how to make the most of the potential of curricular resources to support classroom work.
The gap between knowledge, policy/decision making and implementation process remains a key definer of the underdevelopment of resource-rich Nigeria. This book explores the orientations, attitudes and practice in the use of mass and specialized media by researchers in Nigeria. Findings show strident loyalty to norms in the academic/research domain despite the relevance of the mass media in triggering the response of leadership to issues of development. The baseline data provides basis for further exploration of how to better utilize relevant media in view of the revolution catalyzed for instance by new media across the global development divide. It offers the research community a starting point for possible re-examination of rules of engagement. It also challenges the leadership in transitional societies to synergistically evolve realistic options to bring the benefits of the multifarious research efforts - many of them ironically funded by government - to society through the right media mix. Researchers, development workers, government and the mass media will find this a useful tool for effective repositioning for national development.
In this age of communication and technology media consumption is part of almost all communities in the world.People at all corners of the world consume different media messages and integrate their day to day routines with the information they acquire from media.For this end access to media technologies proved to be a prerequisite for the supposed benefits of the media. Related to the above concept This book aims to present an account of media access, preference and use of audiences in a depriving environment, prison. Throughout the book mass media experiences of prison inmates who are found in Bahir Dar town administration prisoner correctional center which is located in eastern Ethiopia is presented. In an attempt to publish this book an explanatory survey was carried out.The results of the survey were interpreted and presented in this book. I hope this book will be used as a mirror for understanding about the mass media experiences of legal prisoners in Ethiopia.
Social media tools are used by many people and even by companies. This thesis explores the increasing usage of such tools in nonprofit organizations. The elected tools are Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Xing, blogs and Wikipedia. By interviewing employees and clients of the Upper Austrian Family Support Agency, the attitudes towards social media in the Austrian nonprofit sector will be brought to light and recommendations for further usage will be suggested.
Instructional resources which are educational inputs are very vital and play a key role in the process of teaching and learning. They help reduce abstraction and make discovered facts glued firmly to the memory of students. Proper use of these resources has a significant effect on academic performance and help to improve student performance. However, stagnating performance in public primary schools raises concern on the use of these resources. This book therefore provides insights on the importance of efficient use of instructional resources in primary schools. It elaborates on the need to ensure availability, adequacy and frequent use of these resources in a teaching/learning process. It highlights on the various instructional resources available for use by teachers and their role in a teaching / learning process. Adoption of efficient use of instructional resources is an essential characteristic of quality teaching and learning irrespective of the discipline being handled. The book is therefore primarily intended to serve as an eye opener for all teachers, policy makers and education stakeholders. It should also be useful in policy formulation and analysis.
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