Mobile learning bridging the gap in agricultural extension service delivery: Experiences from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania ARTICLE
Camilius Sanga, Malongo Mlozi, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania ; Ruth Haug, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway ; Siza Tumbo, Centre for Agric. Mechanization and Rural Technologies, Arusha, Tanzania
IJEDICT Volume 12, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
The ubiquitous nature of mobile phones offers a noble environment where farmers can learn informally anywhere, anytime and at any location. Few empirical studies have reported on the development of mobile phone application to support blended learning for smallholder farming communities in developing countries. This study adopted a participatory action research method to study an information systems which support blended learning using mobile learning (m-learning) and electronic learning (e-learning). The study findings show that the system can provide innovative services to more than 380 smallholder farmers via web- and mobile-phone-based agricultural information, advice and support.
Sanga, C., Mlozi, M., Haug, R. & Tumbo, S. (2016). Mobile learning bridging the gap in agricultural extension service delivery: Experiences from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 12(3),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.