Impact of digital technologies on the learning of French in higher learning institutions of Zambia: A case study of David Livingstone College of Education
Keywords:Digital devices; Digital technologies; e-learning; Moodle; Social Media
This paper examined the impact of digital technologies on the teaching and learning of French at David Livingstone College of education in Zambia. This study was conducted at David Livingstone College of education which is a multi-ethnical institution located in Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia. The data that informs this study was collected through the administration of a questionnaire to 60 students (30 in French and English class respectively as targeted by the study). The questionnaire was completed by (at least) one participant in each class. This allowed the researcher to establish the impact of digital devices on the learning and teaching of French at David Livingstone College of education. The study revealed that factors such as access and exposure to digital technologies such as social media and computers coupled with personal mobile phones were the main factors contributing to good academic performance in French by students at David Livingstone College of education. From the data collected, the main findings of the study are that there is evidence of positive impacts of the use digital devices in class on the learning of French as a foreign language at David Livingstone College of education.
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