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- ItemAnalysis of Library and Information Science/Studies (LIS) Education Today: The Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge and Multicultural Issues in LIS Curriculum(Kabale University, 2013) G. Kabatangare, TumuhairweThe paper analyses the inclusion indigenous knowledge and multicultural issues in library and information science/studies (LIS) curricula. Using literature review the paper presents the scenario in both developed and developing countries. In North America and Europe, recognition of diversity as valuable to professionalism and necessary for generating culturally competent librarians and library staff is evident. On the contrary, LIS schools and LIS institutions and educators in developing countries of Africa have almost no record on the inclusion of indigenous knowledge and multiculturalism in LIS education. Challenges to the effective inclusion of indigenous knowledge and multiculturalism to LIS education programs in developing countries exist, and are largely perception and attitude, inadequacy in skills, and inadequacy in funding. There is a need to revise and improve the curricula for library schools, especially in the developing countries of Africa, towards the inclusion of indigenous knowledge and multicultural issues.
- ItemICT Enabled Learning and Teaching Innovations in Higher Education(2019) G. Kabatangare, TumuhairweIt is overwhelmingly clear today that new age 21st century Information Communication Technology (ICT) has taken over the lesser sustainable old age traditional information communication models and is being incorporated more and more, challenges notwithstanding, into higher education delivery services. African higher education institutions must therefore tap into the invaluable opportunity that ICT provides towards contributing to the efficient and effective delivery of higher education in today’s modern technologically inclined world environment. However, it is hard to use video materials for the electronic learning contents and provide the video meeting system among members since the Internet infrastructure in these countries is not good enough for applications requiring high speed network. Despite the opportunities that ICT provides for efficient higher education delivery, several existing challenges seriously impede the full integration of ICT into higher education delivery. These challenges include the unavailability of adequate ICT resources in higher education institutions, low student to ICT ratios, ICT illiteracy, ineffective curriculum development to suit electronic learning and teaching models, lack of appropriate ICT skills by the higher education stakeholders, limited or no access to power, costly internet access and challenges in the preparation, planning and maintenance of quality in the standardization of locally developed intellectual content. The objective of this research study paper is to determine the; sustainable development benefit of ICT enabled learning and teaching innovations in higher education, challenges to their integration into higher education and policy recommendations to overcome those challenges. The research design was of a descriptive survey nature based on a purposive critical analytical literature review methodology sourcing relevant purposively sampled literature on the; sustainable development benefit of ICT enabled learning and teaching innovations in higher education, challenges to their integration into higher education and policy recommendations to overcome those challenges. The conclusion arrived at was that efficient ICT enabled learning and teaching innovations’ integration into higher education is of critical positive significance to sustainable development of higher education in the developing world, however, it is hard to use video materials for the electronic learning contents and provide the video meeting system since the internet infrastructure in these countries is not good enough for applications requiring high speed network and policy intervention is a prerequisite for remedial action to this challenge among other interrelated challenges to the efficient integration of ICT enabled learning and teaching innovations into higher education.
- ItemTransforming Library and Higher Education Services in Support of Industrialization and Modernization(2019) G. Kabatangare, TumuhairweThe major findings discovered throughout the research study were that the transformation and redefinition of academic library service in the higher education sector in support of industrialization and modernization is inevitable in order for the sector to stay relevant and that this critically hinges on functionalizing the productive involvement of Information Communication Technology (ICT) based digitalization of traditional higher education academic library service in the current global communication circuit of creation, organization, distribution, preservation and use of knowledge and information to efficiently meet current 21st century technologically and digitally inclined user needs. The objective of this paper was to examine the significance of ICT based digital transformation and redefinition of higher education academic library service in support of modernization and industrialization to staying relevant by meeting 21st century technologically and digitally inclined user needs. The research design was of a descriptive survey nature based on a critical analytical literature review methodology sourcing relevant purposively sampled literature from Library and Information Science (LIS) data bases and the world-wide-web for grey literature using a purposively selected higher education academic library service provider target population. The conclusion arrived at was that ICT based higher education academic library service digital transformation was a significant necessity for the service to stay relevant to 21st century modernized industrialized user needs