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What is Facilitating Learning

Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
A learning approach where students are encouraged to take ownership and control of their learning process and the role of the teacher changes from supplier of knowledge to facilitating the process of learning. This is done by providing learning resources and actively challenging students through systematic problem-based learning and other active learning methods.
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Integrating Technology in the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in Namibia: Is It an Effective Tool for Professional Development?
Katherine Carter (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia), Michelle Maree (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia), and Geoffrey Shakwa (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2953-8.ch006
Few studies have examined the use and impact of technology in professional development programs in higher education. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the significance of technology as a tool for professional development in a postgraduate program in higher education in Namibia. Framed in the interpretive paradigm, the study adopted a qualitative approach. Data were collected through an open-ended qualitative questionnaire distributed to participants in the first four weeks of the postgraduate program and a second time six months afterwards. The findings reveal that the use of the flipped classroom approach and the use of the reflective e-portfolio enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the delivery of the postgraduate program as well as in the participants' teaching practice.
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