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UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM

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Prof Joel S. Mtebe

  • associate professor

  • +255715383366
  • jmtebe@gmail.com

Prof Joel S. Mtebe in summary

I am an Associate Professor of Informatics at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Dar es Salaam. I have a PhD in Interactive Technology/Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Tampere in Finland. My research interests include eLearning, Human-Computer Interaction, and information systems success. In the last 10 years, I have been involved in several Edutech projects such as games-based learning, interactive physics experiments, and the use of digital diaries for parental engagement. Other projects include the Retooling project (funded by the World Bank) and later Halostudy project, aimed at improving subject content knowledge of teachers, Pan African Virtual and E-University (funded by the African Union). I have also been involved in the evaluation of the performance and value for money (VfM) of several systems such as Government electronic payment gateway (GePG) (Implemented by MoF), iTAX and EFDMIS (implemented by TRA), Local Government Revenue Collection Information System (LGRCIS) and School Information System (implemented by PO-RALG).

I am supervising 28 master’s students with 11 graduated, and 6 PhD students with 1 graduated in the last 5 years. I have examined more than 20 Masters and PhD thesis and dissertations of students in more than 10 countries in the world. 

I am an Associate Editor of two journals: The East African Journal of Science, technology and Innovation (EAJSTI) and the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. I have also published more than 50 scientific articles in international journals and presented in several conferences in Tanzania and outside.

I also work as the Director of the Center for Virtual Learning and coordinator of eLearning Research Group which has more than 20 masters and 10 PhD students.

Publications

2020

  1. Mtebe, J. S. (2020). An Investigation of eLearning System Self-Efficacy amongst instructors at University of Dodoma, Tanzania. Open Praxis, 12(3), 343–357. https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.12.3.1103

  2. Elias, A., & Mtebe, J. S. (2020). Factors Impacting Tanzanian Rural and Peri-urban Drug Dispensaries ’ Perceived Benefits from Using an mHealth Reporting System. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), (25), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/29193

  3. Khobi, J. A. M., Mtebe, J. S., & Mbelwa, J. T. (2020). Factors influencing District Health Information System usage in Sierra Leone : A study using the Technology-Organization- Environment Framework Health Information System usage. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), 2009, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12140

  4. Mtebe, J., Kissaka, M. M., Raphael, C., & Stephen, J. K. (2020). Promoting Youth Employment through Information and Communication Technologies in Vocational Education in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 7(1), 90–107. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/339

  5. Mtebe, J.(2020). Examining user experience of eLearning systems implemented in two universities in Tanzania. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 39-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-05-2019-0025

2019

  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Kondoro, A. W. (2019). Mining Students ’ Data to Analyse Usage Patterns in eLearning Systems of Secondary Schools in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 6(3), 228–244. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/350

  2. Mwakisole, K. F., Kissaka, M. M., & Mtebe, J. S. (2019). Cloud Computing Architecture for eLearning Systems in Secondary Schools in Tanzania. The African Journal of Information Systems (AJIS), 11(4), 299–313. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1632&context=ajis

  3. Mtebe, J. S. (2019). Applying UNESCO ICT Competency Framework to Evaluate Teachers’ ICT Competence Levels in Tanzania. In J. S. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-9232-7.ch020

  4. Mushashu, E. T., & Mtebe, J. S. (2019). Investigating Software Development Methodologies and Practices in Software Industry in Tanzania. In Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds) (Ed.), IST-Africa 2019 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1–11). Nairobi, Kenya: IIMC International Information Management Corporation.

  5. Budoya C.M., Kissaka M.M., Mtebe J.S. (2019). Towards Developing Interactive Content for Enhancing Life Skills Education in Tanzania: Possibilities and Pitfalls. In: Nielsen P., Kimaro H. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D. ICT4D 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 552. Springer, Cham
  1. Budoya, C. M., Kissaka, M. M., & Mtebe, J. S. (2019). Instructional design enabled Agile Method using ADDIE Model and Feature Driven Development method. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 15(1), 35–54. Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/209737/

2018

  1. Shemahonge, R., & Mtebe, J. S. (2018). Using a mobile application to support students in blended distance courses : A case of Mzumbe University in Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 14(3), 167–182. Retrieved from http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2514
  1. Godfrey, Z., & Mtebe, J. S. (2018). Redesigning local games to stimulate pupils ’ interest in learning numeracy in Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 14(3), 17–37. Retrieved from http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2504
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raphael, C. (2018). Eliciting In-service Teachers ’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for 21st-Century Skills in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 5(3), 263–279. Retrieved from http://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/288
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Nakaka, R. (2018). Assessing Electronic Medical Record System Implementation at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, Tanzania. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries, 12(2), 1–16. Retrieved from http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/article/view/175

  2. Kondoro, A., & Mtebe, J. (2018). Investigating Secure Implementation of Government Web based Systems in Tanzania. In Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds) (Ed.), IST-Africa 2018 Conference Proceedings (Vol. 182, pp. 6–14). Windhoek, Namibia: IIMC International Information Management Corporation.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raphael, C. (2018). A Critical Review of eLearning Research Trends in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 5(2), 163–178. Retrieved from http://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/269
  1. Jeremiah, S. R., & Mtebe, J. S. (2018). Development of Digital Diary for Enhanced Parental School Involvement in Tanzania. The African Journal of Information Systems, 10(3), 246–260.
  1. Mwakisole, K. F. ., Kissaka, M. M. ., & Mtebe, J. S. . (2018). Feasibility of cloud computing implementation for eLearning in secondary schools in Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 14(1), 91–102. Retrieved from http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2396
  1. Mtebe, J.S., & Raphael, C. (2018). Key factors in learners’ satisfaction with the e-learning system at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(4), 107-122. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.2993

2017

  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raphael, C. (2017). A decade of technology enhanced learning at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Challenges, achievements, and opportunities. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 13(2), 103-115.
  1. Raphael, C., & Mtebe, J. S. (2017). Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs Towards Educational Technologies Integration in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4, 4(2), 103-118.
  1. Mwalumbwe, I., & Mtebe, J. S. (2017). Using Learning Analytics to Predict Students’ Performance in Moodle Learning Management Systems: A case of Mbeya University of Science and Technology. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 79(1), 1–13.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Kondoro, A. W. (2017). Accessibility and Usability of Government Websites in Tanzania. The African Journal of Information Systems, 9(4), 261–279.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Kaijage, Z. (2017). Understanding public knowledge and awareness on e-waste management in Tanzania. In IST-Africa 2017 Conference Proceedings (Accepted). Windhoek, Namibia: Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds).

2016

  1. Raphael, C., & Mtebe, J. S. (2016). Instructor support services: An inevitable critical success factor in blended learning in higher education in Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 12(2), 123–138.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Kondoro, A. W. (2016). Using Mobile Moodle to Enhance Moodle LMS Accessibility and Usage at the University of Dar es Salaam. In IST-Africa 2016 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1–11). Durban, South Africa: Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds).
  1. Mtebe, J. S., Mbwilo, B., & Kissaka, M. M. (2016). Factors Influencing Teachers’ Use of Multimedia Enhanced Content in Secondary Schools in Tanzania. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(2), 65–84.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Kissaka, M. M. (2016). Enhancing the Quality of Computer Science Education with MOOCs in Sub-Saharan Africa. In J. Keengwe & G. Onchwari (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model in the Digital Age (pp. 366–377). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9680-8.ch019

2015

  1. Mtebe, J., & Kissaka, M. M. (2015). Deployment and Adoption Strategy of Cloud Computing for Blended Learning in Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. In J. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (pp. 395–408). Hershey PA, USA.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., Kibga, E. Y., Mwambela, A. A., & Kissaka, M. M. (2015). Developing Multimedia Enhanced Content to Upgrade Subject Content Knowledge of Secondary School Teachers in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 2(3), 29–44.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., Kondoro, A., Kissaka, M. M., & Kibga, E. (2015). Using SMS Mobile Technology to Assess the Mastery of Subject Content Knowledge of Science and Mathematics Teachers of Secondary Schools in Tanzania. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 9(11), 3498–3506.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Kissaka, M. M. (2015). Heuristics for Evaluating Usability of Learning Management Systems in Africa. In IST-Africa 2015 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1–13). Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds).
  1. Msoka, V. C., Mtebe, J. S., Kissaka, M. M., & Kalinga, E. C. (2015). Developing and Piloting Interactive Physics Experiments for Secondary Schools in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 2(2).
  1. Mtebe, J. S. (2015). Learning Management System success : Increasing Learning Management System usage in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 11(2), 51–64.

2014

  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raisamo, R. (2014). Investigating Students’ Behavioral Intention to Adopt and Use Mobile Learning in Higher Education in East Africa. The International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 10(2).

  2. Mtebe, J. S., & Raisamo, R. (2014). Investigating Perceived Barriers to the Use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education in Tanzania. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(2), 43–65.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raisamo, R. (2014). eLearning Cost Analysis of On-Premise versus Cloud-hosted Implementation in Sub-Saharan Countries. The African Journal of Information Systems, 6(2), 48–64.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raisamo, R. (2014). Challenges and Instructors’ Intention to Adopt and Use Open Educational Resources in Higher Education in Tanzania. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), 250–271.
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raisamo, R. (2014). A Model for Assessing Learning Management System Success in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Countries. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 61(7), 1–17.
  1. Kandiri, J., & Mtebe, J. S. (2014). Determinants of the Successful Diffusion of Technology Innovations in Higher Education Institutions in Africa: A social network approach. Johannesburg, South Africa: South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide. Retrieved from http://www.saide.org.za/resources/PHEA/PHEA - Unlocking the Potential of ICT in Higher Education WEB.pdf#page=22

2013

  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Raphael, C. (2013). Students ’ Experiences and Challenges of Bended Learning at the University of Dar es Salaam , Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 9(3), 124–136.
  1. Mtebe, J. S. (2013). Exploring the Potential of Clouds to Facilitate the Adoption of Blended Learning in Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Research, 1(8), 1–16.

2012

  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Twaakyondo, H. M. (2012). Developing and using animations and simulations to teach computer science courses: the case of University of Dar es Salaam. 2012 International Conference on e-Learning and e-Technologies in Education (ICEEE) (pp. 240–246). Lodz, Poland: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICeLeTE.2012.6333383
  1. Mtebe, J. S., & Twaakyondo, H. M. (2012). Are Animations Effective Tools for Teaching Computer Science Courses in Developing Countries ? The case of University of Dar es Salaam. International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC), 2(2), 202–207.

2011

  1. Mtebe, J. S., Dachi, H., & Raphael, C. (2011). Integrating ICT into teaching and learning at the University of Dar es Salaam. Special Issue: Distance Education for Empowerment and Development in Africa, 32(2), 289–294. doi:10.1080/01587919.2011.584854
  • Teaching responsibilities
  • IS 641: Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
  • IS 605: Research Methodology
  • IS 705: Doctoral Seminars on current topics
  • IS 623: Information Systems Development and Implementation

  • Academic Service
  • Associate Editor: The IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=4620076)

  • Associate Editor:  East African Journal of Science, technology and Innovation (EAJSTI): 


Contact Information 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Dar es Salaam, CoICT Kijitonyama Campus
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, P.O. Box 33335
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Phone:     +255 (0) 715 383 366 | 735 383 366
Email:        jmtebe@gmail.com

WebIDs

·Web of Science: AAF-7292-2019
·ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2760-7673