Vol.11, No.3, August 2022.                                                                                                                                                                              ISSN: 2217-8309

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eISSN: 2217-8333


TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Factors Influencing Hackathon Adoption for Learning Information Technology (IT) Programming Modules


Kayode Emmanuel Oyetade, Tranos Zuva, Anneke Harmse


© 2022 Kayode Emmanuel Oyetade, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 1165-1171, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM113-22, August 2022.


Received: 20 April 2022.

Revised:   18 July 2022.
Accepted: 24 July 2022.
Published: 29 August 2022.




Hackathon as a social event has been identified as a method that assists participants collaborate and solve technical design challenges in a limited time. With the numerous hackathon potentials, its significance in computer and IT programming courses have not been fully explored for teaching and learning. The hackathon concept has been in existence for some times, and research on the adoption of hackathon has been limited to the industry but not much in education. This paper endeavours to investigate the factors that influence hackathon adoption in the academic sector particularly in higher education. Quantitative research was undertaken; a survey was administered to a sample of 249 South African IT programming students.


Keywords –hackathon, higher education, information technology, computer programming.



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