Developing Multimedia Programmes for Out-of-School Girls: The Case of GIRLS Inspire in Tanzania

  • Samwel Gasuku Institute of Adult Education, University of Dar es salaam
Keywords: multimedia, adult education, out-of-school girls and young women

Abstract

Learning resources such as audio, video and online content are developed as supplementary learning resources to print-based materials. This study focuses on the development of multimedia learning in adult education programmes for out-of-school girls and young women in Tanzania. It defines multimedia and adult education before showing the relationship between them. The study used a descriptive paradigm and adopted a qualitative case study design. It is informed by 25 in-depth interviews that were conducted with Institute of Adult Education (IAE) facilitators in April, 2018. Participants were purposely selected based on their multimedia experience. The findings revealed that most facilitators have little experience in multimedia resource development. However, 13 self-instructional audio and audio-visual programmes were produced to elaborate and enhance the effectiveness of instructions. It will be argued that IAE should include development and use of multimedia resources in its strategic rolling plan. Learning material development policy should also include multimedia resources and create awareness.

Author Biography

Samwel Gasuku, Institute of Adult Education, University of Dar es salaam

Samwel Gasuku is an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Adult Education and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in journalism and mass communication at the University of Dar es Salaam. Email: gasuku@hotmail.com

Published
2021-03-19
How to Cite
Gasuku, S. (2021). Developing Multimedia Programmes for Out-of-School Girls: The Case of GIRLS Inspire in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development , 8(1), 162-170. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/453