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Educational Technology in Society is devoted to a range of interdisciplinary fields most simply identified by the terms: technology assessment, science, technology and society; management of technology; technology and policy; the economics of technology; technology transfer, appropriate technology and economic development; ethical and value implications of science and technology; science and public policy; and technology forecasting.
By Prof. Jesse A. Role PhD TM, Department of Technology, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
Technological development is the result of people trying to improve the quality of their lives or trying to extend their horizons. These people are the inventors and/or innovators who are considered to be the most important ingredient in technology. They use tools, resources, and processes in order to solve problems or to extend capabilities. This paper examines critical issues on management of inventions such as policy implementation, motivational strategies, training and development, linkage with industry, patenting of invention, and promotion of intellectual property rights. Analysis of these issues led to the conclusion that successful management of inventions is a result of collaboration among the educational institutions, government entities, private organizations, and the inventors. Inventive ideas can only be fostered in educational institutions, the excellent soil for the spread of new ideas. The inventors’ technological urge to search and create, if supported and nurtured by government and private entities creating an environment conducive to technological endeavors, will result to the desired end product, technology development.
Patrick Gatsinzi, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya, Prof. Role Jesse, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya, Lazarus Ndiku Makewa, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
This paper examined work and school related variables in teacher motivation in Gasabo District of Rwanda. Two hundred and sixty seven (267) primary school teachers from Gasabo district, Kigali, participated. Systematic sampling technique was applied to choose the number of needed schools from the total of 55 in the district. Hence 15 schools were chosen as a sample population in which teachers constituting these schools were investigated.
Isaac Magaleta Prof. Jesse Role, Lazarus Ndiku Makewa
School of Education, School of Science and Technology, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
The researcher administered the questionnaires to 30 respondents who comprised four groupings namely, 8 teachers, 20 form four students, 1 head teacher and 1 district education officer. The group was considered representative of the target population. This study investigated the prevalence of mobile phone use in academic and social life of students and educators in government boarding schools of Shire Highlands Education Division, Southern Malawi. Both descriptive and comparative research designs were used. Four hundred and forty four (444) respondents participated.
ICT IN SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIO IN RURAL SOUTHERN KENYA: AN EDUCATOR EYEON ITS IMPORTANCE AND USELazarus Makewa, Jackson Meremo, Elizabeth Role and Jesse Role
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
This study investigated whether there was a significant difference between teachers’ and administrators’ perceptions on the importance of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in secondary school administration and evaluated the extent to which it was used by administrators. In this study, administrators are those involved in the day to day running of secondary school duties such as: the principal, deputy principal and heads of departments. The researchers used a descriptive-comparative research design to obtain information on the current status of ICT.
INFLUENCE OF QUALITY OF WORK-LIFE ON EMPLOYEES’JOB SATISFACTION: EVIDENCE FROM THE SELECTED MINISTRIES IN KIGALI CITY, RWANDAJesse Role, Angelina Pagarigan, Etienne Niyonshuti Kagaba
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of quality of work-life on job satisfaction in selected public ministries in Kigali city Rwanda. This research emanates from the importance of QWL within public institutions and how it influences the employees’ job satisfaction. The study used a descriptive and correlational research designs. The study was guided by the hypothesis that there is no significant relationship between QWL variables and job satisfaction. There were 203 employees of selected public institutions who participated in the study.