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Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda


Gerard Nizeyimana [1]Zaipuna O. Yonah [1]Mathias Nduwingoma [2]

[1] Information Technology System Development and Management Department, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania; [2] Computer Science Department, University of  Rwanda, College of Education, Kigali, Rwanda


Abstract

The paper reports on surveys of Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda, College of Education (UR-CE), and the willingness of DTP students and managers to incorporate an SMS communication at the UR-CE into DTP Programme. Methods used were questionnaires and interviews with DTP students and DTP management staff. The paper concludes that majority of respondents surveyed indicated the need to associate a bulk-SMS to alert DTP students on the availability of printed notices, examination results, assignment submission due dates, etc. Mobile SMS could be used as alerts to maintain and support a timely contact communication to students taking offline distance learning education at the UR-CE.

Keywords: DTP students, Distance Training Programme, Mobile SMS, UR-CE, University of Rwanda.



Citation: Nizeyimana, G., Yonah, Z. O., & Nduwingoma, M. (2014). Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda. Open Science Repository Communications Technologies, Online(open-access), e45011819. doi:10.7392/openaccess.45011819

Received: July 26, 2014

Published: August 5, 2014

Copyright: © 2014 Nizeyimana, G., Yonah, Z. O., & Nduwingoma, M. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Nizeyimana, G., Yonah, Z. O., & Nduwingoma, M. (2014). Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda. Open Science Repository Communications Technologies, Online(open-access), e45011819. doi:10.7392/openaccess.45011819

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Nizeyimana, Gerard, Zaipuna O. Yonah, and Mathias Nduwingoma. “Distance Training Programme (DTP) Students’ and DTP Administration Managers’ Perceptions on Mobile SMS Technology to Support Offline Distance Learning Communications Activity at the University of Rwanda.” Open Science Repository Communications Technologies Online.open-access (2014): e45011819.

Chicago

Nizeyimana, Gerard, Zaipuna O. Yonah, and Mathias Nduwingoma. “Distance Training Programme (DTP) Students’ and DTP Administration Managers’ Perceptions on Mobile SMS Technology to Support Offline Distance Learning Communications Activity at the University of Rwanda.” Open Science Repository Communications Technologies Online, no. open-access (August 05, 2014): e45011819. doi:10.7392/openaccess.45011819.

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Nizeyimana, G., Yonah, Z.O. & Nduwingoma, M., 2014. Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda. Open Science Repository Communications Technologies, Online(open-access), p.e45011819.

Science

1. G. Nizeyimana, Z. O. Yonah, M. Nduwingoma, Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda, Open Sci. Repos. Commun. Technol. Online, e45011819 (2014).

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1. Nizeyimana, G., Yonah, Z. O. & Nduwingoma, M. Distance Training Programme (DTP) students’ and DTP administration managers’ perceptions on mobile SMS technology to support offline distance learning communications activity at the University of Rwanda. Open Sci. Repos. Commun. Technol. Online, e45011819 (2014).


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