Dr. Freddie Acosta, a Senior Lecturer at Strathmore Business School co-authored a book together with John Oredo, a Master of Science in Information Technology graduate at Strathmore University. The title of the book is A Framework for Evaluating ICT Integration in Teacher Education: A Case Study of Primary School Teacher Education. The book was published by Lambert Academic Publishing, a leading academic publisher in Europe.
The book proposes a framework for evaluating ICT integration in Teacher Education. The material presented in this book is distilled from a research that was done using primary school teacher training colleges in Kenya as a case study.This research was motivated by the fact that there is a lot of disjointed initiatives aimed at integrating ICT into education in Kenya with little effort directed at evaluating the impact of these initiatives. This has created a gaping rhetoric-reality gap that new research efforts need to bridge.The research presented in this book is a step towards bridging this gap by proposing a framework to guide evaluation of ICT in Education. Though this research used primary teacher education as a case study, its findings can provide insight and a basis for further research in evaluation of ICT integration at other levels of Education. This book can be of use to researchers and practitioners in the field of Technology in Education. Teachers at primary and Secondary school levels will find this book useful as a guide to facets of computer use in a school environment.It is our hope that this work will motivate and excite further research in ICT and Education.
The book can be ordered online here.
Dr. Acosta is a management consultant in the areas of IT Strategic Planning and Development Education and a prolific case teacher and case writer. He has travelled extensively around Africa as a core faculty member of the Association of African Business Schools Teaching the Practice of Management and as Visiting Lecturer of MIS to other business schools. His current research interests are Strategic Information Systems, Technological Innovation and Organizational Transformation, Impact of ICT on Organizations and Society, Information Resource Management, IT Project Management, IT and Business Education. He is an active member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).