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2022 ◽  
Vol 14 (2) ◽  
pp. 113
Author(s):  
Selorm Omega ◽  
Esther E. E. Adebote ◽  
Peter K. Omega ◽  
Selorm Akaba ◽  
Omitoyin A. Siyanola

Coronavirus has disrupted aquaculture activities at all levels. The pandemic has had effect on farmer’s input, output, market, revenue, and contact with Extension officers. To reduce the growing effect of the pandemic, the use of Information Communication Technologies has become necessary as farmers can get easy access to extension agents and monitor farm activities while reducing exposure to the virus. Hence, this research was conducted to determine fish farmer’s willingness to pay for improved Information Communication Technologies in bridging the gap caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The study used cross-sectional survey with data collected from Ibadan, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 40 farmers. Primary data was analysed using StataSE13.0 and the results revealed that; 80% of farmers were affected by Coronavirus and acknowledged that Information Communication Technologies play a role in their activities (55%). The probit regression revealed that the scale of operation, age of farmer, household size, status in the household, and usage of Information Communication Technologiess were found to be statistically significant determinants of farmer’s willingness to pay. These points to the fact that improved Information Communication Technologies are relevant to sustain aquaculture output in the face of Coronavirus. The study recommends that the government, the ministry for aquaculture, and stakeholders in aquaculture should support small-scale in the form of training, credit and provision of support systems to help them acquire and use improved ICTs.


2022 ◽  
Vol 9 (1) ◽  
pp. 1-8
Author(s):  
Adegboyega Oyebode ◽  
Adebisi Ilesanmi Adeyemo ◽  
Sunday Oladipo Oladeji

This study aimed to assess the perception of tourists on the usage of information and communication technology at Old Oyo National Park, Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort and Lacampagne Tropicana by using structured questionnaire directed at 384 tourists randomly; 20 tourists at Old Oyo National Park, 150 tourists at Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort and 214 tourists at Lacampagne Tropicana. Data was analyzed and presented descriptively using tables and inferentially using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results indicated that the tourists mostly made use of internet and social media at the sites. The tourists also perceived that the use of Information Communication Technology would be an innovative approach to solving some of the problems of sustainable tourism development and that use of Information Communication Technology has made work easier and faster. Furthermore, the study indicated significant differences in some socio-demographic characteristics as well as perception on the usage of ICT at the sites (P<0.05). Management of ecotourism sites should therefore create more awareness on the usage of other forms of information communication technology at their sites so as to further enhance tourists’ satisfaction.


2022 ◽  
Vol 355 ◽  
pp. 02066
Author(s):  
Congxi Cheng ◽  
Yangyang Zhang ◽  
Sha Luo ◽  
Wenjing Yang ◽  
Yulu Guo ◽  
...  

With the rapid development of the rural tourism in China, how to innovate and optimize the marketing mode and successfully achieve the marketing purpose is an urgent problem for the marketing of the rural tourism destination. The rapid development of Internet technology has provided new ideas for rural tourism destination marketing. Based on the analysis of the questionnaire results of rural tourists, this paper has proposed the optimization suggestions of rural tourism destination marketing from the Internet perspective. That is, building the information communication channel between rural tourism destinations and tourists based on the Internet, designing tourism products of the rural tourism destination on the basis of tourist characteristics of tourists and realizing the marketing optimization of rural tourism destinations with the help of Internet technology.


2022 ◽  
Vol 14 (1) ◽  
pp. 133-163
Author(s):  
Anders Akerman ◽  
Edwin Leuven ◽  
Magne Mogstad

We examine how the adoption of information communication technology affects bilateral trade. The context is a public program in Norway that rolled out broadband access points leading to plausibly exogenous variation in the availability and adoption of broadband by firms. We find that broadband makes trade patterns more sensitive to distance and economic size. These results are consistent with a model of trade with variable elasticity of demand. The model predicts that adoption of a technology that lowers information frictions enlarges the choice set of exporters and importers. This makes demand more elastic with respect to trade costs and thus distance. (JEL D83, F14, L86, O33)


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (2) ◽  
pp. 22
Author(s):  
Fred Juma Wakasiaka

Despite introduction of Information Communication Technology in schools by Government of Kenya, minimal research has been done on influence of learning strategies in information communication technology use on academic self-concept of pupils. Academic self-concept has a reciprocal relationship with academic achievement. Poor trends in academic achievement are associated with pupils&rsquo; low academic self-concept as an outcome of continued use of traditional learning strategies. This may be alleviated by use of information communication technology in the learning process. The purpose of the present study was therefore to investigate gender differences in academic self-concept among pupils using learning strategies in the use of information communication technology. Multimedia Learning Theory, Collaborative Learning Theory and the Self Theory of Personality Development formed the theoretical framework of the study. A causal comparative ex post facto research design was used. The study employed mixed methods research by integrating qualitative and quantitative research. The study was done in Bungoma County. The target population was Standard Seven pupils in public primary schools in Bungoma County. A sample of 375 pupils was involved. Purposive sampling was used to select schools with computer program as treatment group and simple random sampling for schools using traditional learning strategies as comparison group. Independent and dependent variables were learning strategies and academic self-concept (measured in 3 dimensions) respectively. Data was collected through an adapted questionnaire with Academic Self-concept Scale and Learning Strategy Rating Scale for learning strategies. Oral interviews and non-participant overt observations were used to collect qualitative data from pupils and teachers who handled learners in the laptop computer programs. The reliability and validity of the instruments was established through a pilot study in 2 sampled schools which were not included in the main study. Data management and analysis was done using both inferential and descriptive statistics using Statistical Package for Social Sciences program. Pearson product moment correlation and t-test were used for inferential statistics. Results showed that there were no significant gender differences in academic self-concept among pupils using traditional learning strategies and those using learning strategies in the use of ICT (t=1.151, t=1.03,-1.494 df=168.191, 182.979 and 165.341, p&gt; 0.05 and (t= 1.422, -0.178 and 0.386, df=178.3 94,180.903 and 175.616, p&gt; 0.05) for treatment and comparison groups respectively. Recommendations for adoption of learning strategies in information communication technology use in classroom teaching and learning, policy development in education and curriculum development were made. Further research using pre-test and post-test experimental design with control group using samples at other levels of education and on individual subject academic self-concept was recommended.


2021 ◽  
Vol 23 (3) ◽  
pp. 25-42
Author(s):  
Crystal Shelby-Caffey

It is important for all educators, but especially those working in P-12 systems, to not only be prepared to navigate the digital terrain but to do so while taking a critical stance and encouraging students to critically examine and confront injustice. To that end, this article spotlights the work being done in a literacy methods course for preservice teachers. Consideration is given to efforts to engage preservice teachers in the integration of information communication technologies (ICTs) in ways that develop critical consciousness while promoting social justice and equity.


Author(s):  
Yulduz Akmalovna Artikova

In the context of globalization, journalism, like all areas of information communication, has undergone unique innovations in theory and practice. Current issues of modern journalism, which operates as a means of mass communication based on the principles of traditional journalism, are emerging. Issues such as freedom of speech, ethics, and human rights require the development of media criticism. This article covers analyzes such as the demand and need for media criticism.


2021 ◽  
Author(s):  
Budi Santoso ◽  
Ahsanul Inam ◽  
Abdul Haris ◽  
Ismail Suardi Wekke

This article contains the efforts made by Muhammadiyah universities in Papua and West Papua related to religious moderation campaigns through information technology. There are at least three things that form the basis for the birth of this study: 1) the speed of the radicalism movement over which religion exists in the digital world; 2) potential for conflict and SARA, especially in Papua and West Papua 3) the importance of strengthening religious moderation in Indonesia, especially through digital media. The method used is library research, namely by exploring various literatures, both primary and secondary, related to the concept of religious moderation in Indonesia. The results of the study show that Muhammadiyah Papua universities in campaigning for religious moderation function as a counterweight in the digital world. That is, the narrative of religious moderation from the Muhammadiyah Papua university gave birth to a substantive and essential religious framing that is moderate and tolerant.


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