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Research Article

Integration of the Google Suite for Education in competency based ICT training for Bachelor students: Empirical findings from the IAG-CoRECE project

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275657,
        author={Ibrahim Sidi Zakari},
        title={Integration of the Google Suite for Education in competency based ICT training for Bachelor students: Empirical findings from the IAG-CoRECE project},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference on Technology, R\&D, Education and Economy for Africa},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TREE},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={ict pedagogy integration ict adoption google suite for education productivity tools competency based learning knowledge co-creation mobile learning intelligent learning system youth ict skills sustainable development goals},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275657}
    }
    
  • Ibrahim Sidi Zakari
    Year: 2018
    Integration of the Google Suite for Education in competency based ICT training for Bachelor students: Empirical findings from the IAG-CoRECE project
    TREE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275657
Ibrahim Sidi Zakari1,*
  • 1: Abdou Moumouni University
*Contact email: sidizakariibrahim@gmail.com

Abstract

In the knowledge society and a growing number of jobs across many sectors requiring ICT skills, particularly cloud based technology, competency based ICT training is necessary. The Google Suite for Education, as a versatile tool, allows working anywhere, anytime, and on any device; facts that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, and let teachers work one-on-one or with the whole class. Moreover, these tools allow instant feedback and track individual progress to improve student performance. From 2015 to 2017, around 400 students on average participated to the IAG-CoRECE project each year including 86% of Male and 14% of female. Moreover, the project website seemed to be visited through mobile devices running on Android platform. Students feedbacks are related to gain of productivity and motivation but also challenges they face when uploading documents in the collaborative workspace, accessing to the project online videos or participating to the discussion forum.