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Empowering rural women in Kenya with literacy skills using web 2.0: experiences of language & communication barriers in learning
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2010 (English)In: ICIA 2010 Proceedings, 2010, 100-110 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to illuminate ways in which language and communication relatedbarriers may be experienced in learning. Because of increased ICT usage, Project Africa’s Women’sAcademy, that is in focus of the research, felt that some issues regarding language and communicationappeared in another way than before without using ICT. The research was conducted in Lunga-Lunga,Kenya, November 2009 and through Internet communication (e.g. logs, letters stored in a socialnetworking site). The paper mainly draws on literature on ICT and Joseph Kaipayil’s ontology to collectindividual ‘experiences’. The results show that many barriers arise because of cultural diversities amongthe learners; e.g. difference ways of employing concepts and regard the objects in the world. In makingpolicies, therefore, account must be taken on a local and individual level as well as on a transnationaland collective level.

Abstract [un]

Muhtasari. Madhumuni ya nakala hii ni kuungazia vizingiti dhidi ya lugha na mawasiliano katikamafunzo. Kwa ajili wa utumiaji zaidi wa teknologia mpya wa habari na mawasialiano, Shule ya akinamama iliyoanziswa na shirika la Project Africa kuafundisha masomo ya watu wazima.Utafiti huuulifanywa katika eneo la Lunga-Lunga, Kenya mnamo Novemba 2009 na kwa kupitia njia ya mtandao wainternet ambapo barua na ripoti zilikaguliwa kutoka kwenya SNS. Ili kuangazia ujuzi na maarifa ripoti hiiimenukulu maandishi ya teknologia katika sector ya habari na mawasiliano na nakala zalizochapishwa naJoseph Kaipayil. Mandumuni kuu ni kuangazia maarifa na ujuzi wa kibinafsi na kwa ujumla.

Abstract [fr]

Résumé. Le but de cette article est d'éclairer la façon dont les barrières de la langue et de lacommunication liées á “l’expériences” et l'apprentissage. En raison de l'utilisation des technologies del'information et de la communication (TIC) a augmenté, Women’s Academy (l’Académie des femmes) deProject Africa, qui est en centre de la recherche, a estimé que certaines questions relatives à la langue etde la communication semble d'une autre manière qu'en l'absence de tels usages. La recherche a étémenée dans la Lunga-Lunga, Kenya, en novembre 2009 á travers la communication de l´Internet. Afin decaputuré des ‘expériences’, l´article s'inspire essentiellement de la littérature sur les TIC et l'ontologiepour Joseph Kaipayil. L'idée est de collecter les expériences individuelles et de les discuterconjointement avec la notion d'expériences.

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2010. 100-110 p.
Keyword [en]
communication barriers, social learning, intercultural learning, Kenya, language acquisition, language barriers, literacy skill, web 2.0
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Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62613OAI: diva2:443465
3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa, March 25-27, Yaounde, Cameroon
Available from: 2011-09-26 Created: 2011-09-26 Last updated: 2014-05-08Bibliographically approved

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