Joshua Chukwuere

Joshua Chukwuere
North-West University | NWU · Computer Sciences and Information Systems Group

PhD - Information Systems
Joshua is looking forward to national and international collaborations.

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Introduction
Joshua Chukwuere is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, North-West University (NWU), South Africa. He has published number of academic articles and conference papers. His leading research interest comprise AI, e-commerce, Culturetech, Mobile technology, Mobile banking, Online banking, Internet of Things (IoT), Culture-oriented technology and system, e-learning, e-health, Social media and others. Joshua is looking forward to national and international collaborations.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
North-West University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Academic | Researcher
October 2015 - December 2019
North-West University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 2014 - December 2016
North-West University
Field of study
  • Information Systems

Publications

Publications (85)
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The impact of social media (SM) or new media (NM) in our education institutions and society today are undoubtedly overwhelming. Students in the developed and developing countries are becoming more addicted to social media and its applications for various reasons. These reasons can lead to change in social and personal lifestyle both academically an...
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Over the past decades, cyber bullying has become the order of the day in the universities (schools), workplace and the list continue. This growth involves inter-gender, and age demographics. The aim of this study is to explore and evaluate the extent in which academic literature studies in South Africa are covering female student’s cyber bullying....
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The inception of social media (SM) started during 1997, when Six Degree was the first social media platform that allows users to set up their profiles, upload pictures and interact with people of similar interests and mind-sets. Ever since then, until the present, many social networking sites have emerged that allow continuous communication, intera...
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This study investigated the impact of using smartphones on the academic performance of undergraduate students at the North-West University, South Africa. To determine the impact, this study deployed the quantitative research approach to collect data from 375 undergraduate students using questionnaires. It was found that most undergraduate students...
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Academic research writing (manuscript writing) involves many shortcomings and challenges, but the process is systematically structured. Overcoming these challenges should involve proper adherence to steps and processes when carrying out academic studies. These challenges are a continuous worry for beginners and emerging researchers. Also, the compo...
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The fourth generation (4G) wireless communications and technologies has improved our way of life in many areas, such as health, communications, and education. This study sought to explore the impact of fourth-generation mobile technologies in education; more specifically, its impact on university students’ academic performance. The study used the q...
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Social media usage continues to change the lives of millions, especially students (young people) in developing countries where the penetration is growing daily. As the usage increases, the safety concerns increase as a result of citizens’ (users) engagement. Digital citizenship looks into the users’ safety, character, and responsible usage and appl...
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Social media has skyrocketed and massively been incorporated into government, business sectors, universities, and individuals globally in the past years. The deployment of social media tools enabled by Web 3.0 technologies for content dissemination, information diffusion, and engagement by publishing thoughts and views to a targeted audience create...
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The importance of social media in our daily lives continues to linger in symmetrical progression, and the volume of information it generates and records per minute is terrific. Social media platforms are among the few channels for scholars to access and gather data, but the goal also sets new designs and structures of facts across the Internet. The...
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Traditionally, the distribution of academic studies, research and innovations is mostly done through other forms of media such as television, radio and print media (magazines, newspapers, bulletins, books and textbooks). The advent of social media has revolutionised and influenced how academic knowledge, research, ideas and innovations are conducte...
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This book, A-Z of Social Media Research Methods, gives crucial insight into the effectiveness of various social media in enhancing academic research. We believe that social media can provide a positive impact in the application of 21st-century skills and offers flexibility in the academic research space when used well. The book points out social m...
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Caring, affection, sympathy, commonality, and togetherness are some of the good qualities and attributes of Africans for centuries. Africans use words and sympathy to heal wounds and broken hearts. These attributes are elements of Ubuntu that are socially inbuilt in Africans. African forefathers use the above qualities and attribute to build their...
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There is a relationship between social media platforms and emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Social media platforms are used to manage information flow in every EID. Individuals use the platforms to source information, while health workers, organisations, and other stakeholders use the platforms to provide and manag...
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Internet of Things (IoT) has proliferated over the years, making lives easier and more productive; simultaneously, the risk to data security on the IoT has also increased. The main purpose of this study was to determine the impact of data security on IoT. IoT is significantly used by businesses and also for personal use. Still, it is challenging to...
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The global 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents the opportunity for enhanced information sharing and management mechanisms. The extensive usage of social media in this digital age provides the platform for faster and better information sharing channels, for public health officers to engage with the public more appropriately. This stu...
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This study deployed desktop research methodology in seeking to understand the cybersecurity challenges confronting Internet of Things (IoT) and the mitigation mechanisms. Objects are no longer independent from each other; rather, connectivity through the power of the internet has connected them. IoT is no longer a new invention or innovation in the...
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Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic led to pain and panic across the globe and social media became the base for information sharing and communication. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of social media platforms in facilitating COVID-19 pandemic protocol in society. Methodology: The study looks at the role of social media facilitatin...
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African proverbs, considered as the most ubiquitous genre of folklore, are instructional vehicles through which the cultural values in African societies are imparted to generations. This phenomenology study was carried out to offer a roadmap for categorising and interpreting African proverbs using the Ethnopragmatic method while investigating the p...
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This study investigates the psychosocial impact of cyberbullying on social media among students in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Cameroon. The study adopted a quantitative research methodology in collecting data from 99 students across the selected African countries using a well-designed electronic questionnaire (e-questionnaire). The study found t...
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Can social media platforms positively impact students' academic learning progress? This question and many more are issues confronting students and scholars in developing countries, and this study aims to address it. Social media platforms provide students with continuous opportunities in their learning progress. Students in developing countries are...
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The information systems (IS) research process and writing is built on existing knowledge, principles, theories, frameworks, and models. IS researchers continue to build their ideas on an existing framework called the theoretical framework through which a conceptual framework is formulated. Theoretical and conceptual frameworks are the foundation of...
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Emerging technology activities are evolving and turning our world into a digital world. The digital world offers many digital inventions such as digital currency, smart devices, social media, digital devices, and the list continues. Digital or electronic currency initiatives such as eNaira are fast becoming a norm across countries as means of payme...
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This study develops and proposes an extended technology adoption model based on the extended literature. The proposed revised technology adoption model is a five-layer evaluation model that can be used to determine the variables that influence individuals' and organizations' embrace of new technologies. The existing technology acceptance model (TAM...
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The study aimed to determine the shortcomings and identify factors that can improve the effective implementation of demand management and supply chain performance management in the department of community safety and transport management. The study, followed positivism paradigm in which quantitative research method was used to collect and analyse da...
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Technology disruption is becoming part of everyday life. Thanks to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), today's world is being disrupted by various emerging technologies, including social media. This book aspires to unravel how social media is changing various segments of society in the African continent towards providing efficient and...
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In late 2019 and early 2020 till now, the education systems globally were hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many educational institutions were not adequately prepared to host online teaching and learning activities because structurally, they were ill-prepared. Therefore, educators need to innovatively come out with workable strategies to assist in th...
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In late 2019 and early 2020 till now, the education systems globally were hit with the insurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many educational institutions were not adequately prepared to host online teaching and learning activities because structurally, they were ill-prepared. Therefore, educators need to innovatively come out with workable strategi...
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Academic writing is different from everyday writing. However, there is a correlation between academic and everyday writing. The latter involves a systematic process. This short article is aimed at simplifying academic writing by answering the following questions: What is research? What is research scope? What is the academic writing process? Why do...
Poster
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You are invited to a virtual International Conference on Emerging Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (ICETIS 2021) organised by JFP Publishers, South Africa in partnership with Edu-LearningHub, India and and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Malaysia. ICETIS 2021 is an annual event that brings technology experts (academics, students, and p...
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This paper analysed the effect of social media news on human psychology during pandemic outbreaks by applying narrative literature review procedures. Social media is an online platform whereby people interact and share vital information, including human health issues. Health organisations, workers, and individuals use social media platforms on Webs...
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This study aimed to discover the impact of social media platforms on students' social interaction. Students' interaction with other people allows them to analyse their thoughts, reflect on their experiences, and find solutions. Social interaction advances students' learning ability and adaptation in society. It helps to shape their knowledge and so...
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Social media platforms (SMPs) continue to revolutionise scholarly communication and information sharing. It positively and negatively impacts educational institutions. Students at higher institutions depend on SMPs for their various daily life activities and communication purposes. However, little is known about the positive and negative perception...
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You are invited to a virtual International Conference on Emerging Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (ICETIS 2021). Check https://conferences.jfppublishers.com/
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Social media platforms present first-year students in developing countries with the opportunity to engage with other students in sharing academic and personal information. However, students adopting social media platforms are influenced by several factors. This study investigated the factors influencing first-year students in developing countries a...
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This research looks into social media platforms' role in revolutionising African electoral processes and outcomes in the digital era. The study applied the descriptive literature review research method through the lens of "Uses and Gratifications Theory" and "Media Ecology Theory". The usage of social media platforms keeps revolutionising human int...
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Student voice in this digital age and across higher learning institutions is increasing exponentially with the function of social media. Student voice provides a vibrant communication pathway to extended curriculum programme students in higher education institutions. Social media ensures active participation of extended curriculum programme student...
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Ubuntu promotes the caring spirit of humanity. In the presence of Ubuntu, the growing rate of teachers' absenteeism in their duty posts is alarming across schools and subject lines. Social media platforms promote continuous presence and limiting physical presence. At the same time, Ubuntu promotes caring for one another irrespective of gender, age,...
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The growth of technology has impacted billions of lives by allowing people to connect with others through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp, and so on. Despite the advantages of technology, there has been notable resistance from employees, especially the older generations, who are not eager to adopt social media tech...
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Social media has defined social interaction and engagement across different spectra. On a continuous basis, students in developed and developing countries are getting accustomed to social media applications (SMAs) for ranges of activities and tasks. The psychosocial influence of SMAs on university students' lives has limited academic literature. Th...
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Academic dishonesty (knavery) is a long-term issue challenging the management of higher education institutions for years. However, the advent/emerging of the online learning environment is increasing this issue, and academic researchers, higher education bodies, and government education agencies are all trying in various ways to address these issue...
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The change in the process of doing banking transactions in Nigeria for some years now has been attributed to the incorporation of electronic media and technology into Nigerian banking systems. The Nigerian banking sector has witnessed growth concerning modern banking systems, which is comparable to banks in the developed world. Therefore, this stud...
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Academic stress refers to all kinds of things that trigger tension, otherwise known as stressors, that can be interpersonal, intrapersonal, social, health-related, environmentally related that impede academic growth in educational institutions. Stress in a mild measure is said to spark the fire of motivation and hard work in individuals. However, e...
Conference Paper
The role of indigenous knowledge (IK) cannot be overemphasized. IK fosters cross-cultural understanding and promote culture dimension of development. IK is mostly passed on by word of mouth from one generation to the other and disappears once the older generation passes away. It is important that attention is paid to the preservation of proverbs fo...
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Nowadays, social media (SM) platforms provide easy and affordable tools to market products' brands and services to a wider audience. It is rampant that many fast-moving consumable goods (FMCG) companies are using deceit-marketing tactics perceived as more environmentally friendly sensitive to their environment through the application of social medi...
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Stress resulting from academic work among lecturers and students in Ghanaian higher institutions greatly affects their health and academic output. The study aimed at identifying the sources and causes of academic stress in the higher institutions in Ghana while suggesting effective stress coping mechanisms. The study was driven in the convergent pa...
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are important for improving healthcare services worldwide. Using tools related to ICTs such as smartphones (cell phones), video conferencing, computers enhances the delivery of health services as well as electronic health (e-health). Therefore, this study's main objective is to investigate the e-hea...
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Technology is changing continually and the introduction of Web 2.0 has brought about innovations such as social media (SM) and other inventions. Social Media brings about continual communication and engagement for the public, including civil servants. It allows civil servants (users) to create profiles, connect to existing profiles and communicate...
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The #FeesMustFall-protests were symbolic of unguided social dynamics as stakeholders directly or in directly (indirectly) scramble for escape due to the financial implications that fees increment would engender. South African government is aware of the importance of education in any growing economy as this was demonstrated in the agenda of the post...
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The presentation was on a study on academic stress among faculty and students in selected higher institutions in Ghana. The presentation highlighted a background to the study, discussion of previous scholarships on academic stress, the methodology for the study, the presentation and discussion of the findings from the convergent parallel mixed meth...
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The evolution of information and communication technology (ICT) and the internet has revolutionised the way business transactions are executed in the 21 st century. The evolution also affects how individuals and companies communicate and use the wonders of social media and its applications. Due to the advancement of ICT and the internet, a new proj...
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There is an assumption that the traditional banking system is conceivably not effective enough to meet the social demand of the information age in terms of customer engagement, feedback, interaction and communication. Historically, banking sectors have been challenged to maintain a customer-centred relationship as the demands and expectations of th...
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Problem learners in Ghanaian schools are often marginalized and/or ignored during the teaching and learning processes in the classroom. The study was carried out using the convergent parallel mixed method design with questionnaire, focus group discussion, and one-on-one interviews as the data collection instruments. The purposive, convenient, and s...
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Information Technology (IT) literacy is linked to student academic preformation in tertiary institutions. Institutions of learning are clouded with a host of psychosocial factors that may impede learning. However, little is known about the interrelationship between psychosocial factors and IT. To address this gap, this present study was undertaken...
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Information Technology (IT) literacy is linked to student academic preformation in tertiary institutions. Institutions of learning are clouded with a host of psychosocial factors that may impede learning. However, little is known about the interrelationship between psychosocial factors and IT. To address this gap, this present study was undertaken...
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Rigour and relevance division is as a result of many reasons. The gap between the two has promoted debate and argument that has lasted for years. Many believed that IS research is effective and others opposed the argument. Others within or outside the discipline are considering whether IS research output is affecting and impacting decision making i...
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Poverty is known to be a rural phenomenon regardless of developments taking place. Rural communities of underdeveloped countries are regarded to be living in those parts of the country that lack almost all kinds of services and basic needs even worse. Information society should be maintained because information has a significant impact in ensuring...
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A smartphone is an advanced mobile phone device that has improved considerably in the 21st century with the accommodation of many features such as accessing emails, biometrics, online shopping, social media,andmanymore.The smartphone has also made students' lives easier,astheycanaccesstheirschool information on the gadget through electronic learnin...
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The social media (SM) platform has reengineered social interaction among peers, businesses, governments and so on. SM platforms are used in advancing social and national insecurity, such as the situation in the northern and southeastern parts of Nigeria. For some years now, terrorism and propaganda have engulfed the northern part of Nigeria by insu...
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Since the coinage of the term ―software crisis‖, different theories, frameworks and methodologies have been published. However, the crisis persists. The existing methodologies, theories and frameworks have apparently failed to provide integrated frameworks that can handle e-learning users‘ culture or social identities. Research findings suggest tha...
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The world today has become more information and knowledge-based due to its increased dependence on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the demands for innovation and the production of an innovative citizenry for the new economy. Achieving the new knowledge economy requires technology-oriented teachers who are able to apply ICT skills...
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Electronic learning (e-learning) platform is fast growing in the Africa educational system and many students are busy enrolling and accepting it as a means for educational advancement and career achievement channel. An e-learning platform handles students across different cultural settings with various perceptions, learning needs and expectations....
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Online banking is a fast-growing trend in developing countries. It enables people to make banking transactions without going to the bank. Online banking can be performed on any device that is connected to the Internet such as laptop, desktop and mobile phone. Even with this kind of innovation, its growth and convenience, most employees in Mahikeng...
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Electronic government (e-Government) can also be seen as a model used in a developed and developing countries globally to offer government events, programmes and information to its citizens anytime, anyplace and anywhere and to everyone. Against many benefits and potentials attached on e-Government, many government organisations especially Local Go...
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This article focuses on the literature related to the on-going discussions on decolonisation of education system and other sectors in South Africa and the digitalisation of teaching and learning in the country and continent at large. South Africa is going through the post-colonial experience and a recovering process from the wounds of apartheid, wi...
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This research centres on the roles and challenges facing the "School Governing Body" (SGB) in this digital age where students and educators are more becoming tech-active and addicted. A case study was deployed in a school located in Mafikeng, the capital of the North West Province, South Africa. The 21st century learners and educators are making te...
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The use of electronic learning (e-learning) systems in universities to deliver teaching and learning contents has increased in the recent years. The increase can be attributed to the use of Internet and information and communication technology (ICT) devices, which results in different perceptions of students, since it requires students to have some...
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On a world scale, SADC countries rank among some of those with the lowest broadband growth and penetration (BGP), making it one of the least competitive regions globally. This phenomenon has its roots in the frameworks being used to promote broadband adoption among other things in these member states. This paper sought to explore challenges inheren...
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Smartphones present students (users) with great opportunities to be connected with peers and lecturers in sharing academic knowledge during and after lectures. It also allows them to engage in social networking discussions and dialogue on different topics and ideas. This paper presents the financial implications of smartphone usage on student's fin...
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Cellphone banking has been introduced in South Africa by many banks. In particular, banks in Mafikeng have established the opportunity to capture the market of its users and those who do not have bank accounts through this new technology. However, it is not known whether or not the students at NorthWest University (NWU), Mafikeng Campus have accept...
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In recent times, the role of media in politics has increased significantly. With the inception of the new form of media communication, the interaction between the importance of media and politicization remain complementary. During the 2016 South African Local Government Elections, the new media featured as one of the prominent medium of political i...
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A wireless technology recently has become our life saver in the communication process and also in sharing of information. Private and public institutions, individuals, businesses, non-profit organisations, government agencies and other corporate have already invested heavily and grown the wireless technology operations. Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), i...
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The study was triggered as a result of declining performance of learners in Botswana and it was aimed at finding solutions that would enhance sound academic performance in junior secondary schools. A phenomenological design was selected for the study while a qualitative approach was adopted using focus group interviews as the source of data collect...
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Smartphones present students (users) with great opportunities to be connected with peers and lecturers in sharing academic knowledge during and after lectures. It also allows them to engage in social networking discussions and dialogue on different topics and ideas. This paper presents the financial implications of smartphone usage on student's fin...
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Over many decades now, software design and system development is confronted with development crisis due to a number of causes. And the development has led to a chain of transformation mainly in the area of methodologies and approaches used during the development procedures. The crisis is still continueseven on e-Learning systems notwithstanding the...
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An emerging countries banking service providers are eager to implement new technologies and services in order to grasp, penetrate the market and gain competitive advantage. The banks made use of technology by introducing new products such as mobile banking, but customers are not really adopting this new banking model provided as a result some chall...