Jessica O. Sugay presented the paper entitled “Gathering Behaviors and Affective States of Learners Using Educational Software: Challenges to Research in Emerging Economies” at the First International Workshop on ICT Trends in Emerging Economies (WICTTEE). The workshop was held on November 27 at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as part of the International Conference on Computers in Education 2012. The workshop organizers invited “contributions from researchers who are from emerging economies* or those who are working on issues related to emerging economies* to share scholarly findings and professional insights in ICT development in the field of education.”
The paper discussed five challenges that researches in developing countries face when conducting field studies: technology adoption, school support, infrastructure, student culture, and force majeur. Ms. Sugay co-authored the paper with Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Jenilyn Agapito, and Salvador Reyes, Jr. For the full paper, please click here.