Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating ICTs in Education Delivery in the Institute of Continuing Education at the Open University of Tanzania

Ngimi, Herbert Maridiani (2013) Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating ICTs in Education Delivery in the Institute of Continuing Education at the Open University of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the opportunities and challenges for integrating ICTs in education delivery in the Institute of Continuing Education at the Open University of Tanzania. Specifically, the study investigated lecturers’ and students’ perceptions about ICTs, competence in ICT application and access to ICTs facilities. The study used multiple holistic research design. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from 10 lecturers in ICE and 200 students drawn randomly from five selected regional centers ( Ilala, Temeke, Kinondoni, Tanga and Morogoro). The findings revealed that there are several opportunities for successful integration of ICT in education delivery in ICE, which include positive perception of lecturers and students towards integration of ICTs in education delivery, possession of competency in basic ICTs applications and availability of access to basic ICT facilities such as computer and internet in offices, library internet cafes and at home for some of the lecturers and students. However, several challenges were identified to constrain successful integration of ICTs in ICE. These included lack of pedagogical competences by majority of lecturers, lack of ICT technical support at the institute level and access to ICTs due to inadequate infrastructure in the institute. Specific recommendation as related to policy formulation, enhancement of actions (practices) and for further research are suggested based on the findings of this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:13
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:13
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1049

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