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William Jobe

Avdelningschef

Universitetslektor

Staff member at Division of Informatics.

Conducts research in social sciences, media and communication, informatics.


Researcher and lecturer at University West. My research is mainly in ICT4D and OER and Informatic issues in different learning and health science contexts.


Publications


A Kenyan Cloud School : Massive Open Online & Ongoing Courses for Blended and Lifelong Learning

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A Kenyan Cloud School : Massive Open Online & Ongoing Courses for Blended and Lifelong Learning

This research describes the predicted outcomes of a Kenyan Cloud School (KCS), which is a MOOC that contains all courses taught at the secondary...

Bridging the learning gap in Kenya with mobile learning : Challenges and future strategies

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Bridging the learning gap in Kenya with mobile learning : Challenges and future strategies

The overarching aim of this research was to study how mobile technology can catalyze informal learning and bridge the gap between informal and...

Communication and Collaboration Gaps among PhD Students and ICT as a Way Forward : Results from a Study in Sweden

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Communication and Collaboration Gaps among PhD Students and ICT as a Way Forward : Results from a Study in Sweden

The low completion rate and slow progress in PhD education have been highlighted in many studies. However, the interaction problems and communicati...

Designing the CloudBoard : an innovative tool for collaborative e-learning environments using HTML5

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Designing the CloudBoard : an innovative tool for collaborative e-learning environments using HTML5

This paper aims to summarize the concepts of e-learning, LMS/VLE and cloud-based computing and present how the use of these technologies trends...

Designing the CloudBoard : an innovative tool for collaborative e-learning environments using HTML5

Published

Designing the CloudBoard : an innovative tool for collaborative e-learning environments using HTML5

This paper aims to summarize the concepts of e-learning, LMS/VLE and cloud-based computing and present how the use of these technologies trends...

Do-It-Yourself Learning in Kenya : Exploring mobile technologies for merging non-formal and informal learning

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Do-It-Yourself Learning in Kenya : Exploring mobile technologies for merging non-formal and informal learning

The educational landscape is changing and a variety of technologies and techniques are blurring the lines between traditional and non-traditional...

E-training through web lectures

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E-training through web lectures

This paper sets out to inform how technology can be designed to support formal workplace training by acknowledging the context of every day work. T...

Frontrunners in ICT : Kenyan runners'€™ improvement in training, informal learning and economic opportunities using smartphones

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Frontrunners in ICT : Kenyan runners'€™ improvement in training, informal learning and economic opportunities using smartphones

Improving the creation, curation and discovery of open educational resources for work integrated and lifelong learning

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Improving the creation, curation and discovery of open educational resources for work integrated and lifelong learning

This paper concerns open education (OER) resources, and more specifically the process of publishing OER material to make it easier to find on the...

Interaction Gaps in PhD Education and ICT as a Way Forward: Results from a Study in Sweden

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Interaction Gaps in PhD Education and ICT as a Way Forward: Results from a Study in Sweden

Many research studies have highlighted the low completion rate and slow progress in PhD education. Universities strive to improve throughput and...

MOOCs for Professional Teacher Development

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MOOCs for Professional Teacher Development

A MOOC is a trending concept in education that is disrupting traditional methods oflearning consumption. The emergence and use of MOOCs for...

Native Apps Vs. Mobile Web Apps

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Native Apps Vs. Mobile Web Apps

The extensive growth and expansion of smartphones and tablets and therewith the use of mobile web applications that utilize HTML5 and related...

No University Credit, No Problem? : Exploring Recognition of Non-Formal Learning

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No University Credit, No Problem? : Exploring Recognition of Non-Formal Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are disrupting traditional, higher education and redefining how learning takes place online. These open courses...

Putting a MOOC for Human Rights in the Hands of Kenyans : The Haki Zangu Case for Non-Formal Learning

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Putting a MOOC for Human Rights in the Hands of Kenyans : The Haki Zangu Case for Non-Formal Learning

The research goal of this project was to explore the use and effects of non-formal education and incentives in the context of a developing country....

Supporting nomadic work- and study practices in groupware design

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Supporting nomadic work- and study practices in groupware design

This brief paper concerns the design of real-time collaborative systems adhering to a nomadic work- and study practice. Nomadic practices can be...

The Effects of Using Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education on Student and Startup Employability, Networking, and Entrepreneurship

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The Effects of Using Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education on Student and Startup Employability, Networking, and Entrepreneurship

This paper explores the results and perceived effects from an IT project management course given in Informatics at University West in Sweden. The...