Teachers’ Experience on the Use of ICT to Facilitate Teaching: A Case of Ilala District Secondary Schools

Mathayo,, Mafang’ha (2016) Teachers’ Experience on the Use of ICT to Facilitate Teaching: A Case of Ilala District Secondary Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This survey study sought to explore ‟ Teachers experience on the use ICT to facilitate teaching: A Case of Ilala District secondary schools”, from the perspective of teachers. A sample of teachers, purposefully selected, were given questionnaires and then interviewed. The study mainly aimed at collecting views and opinions from teachers regarding their experiences on the use of ICT to facilitate teaching. The objectives guided this study were: to explore teachers opinions on the benefits of using ICT in teaching, to explore the barriers that hinder teachers from using ICT to facilitate teaching and to identify the factors determining the use of ICT to facilitate teaching. On examining the benefits of using ICT to facilitate teaching, the following were identified as the benefits of using ICT to facilitate teaching: - individualized interactivity, delivery of educational resources, access to global knowledge base, facilitate integration with resources, simplify teachers work. The study indicates that using ICT in teaching has benefits to teachers. teachers’ attitude, teacher confidence and competence, unlimited access to ICT resources and facilities and lack of technical support, inadequate ICT infrastructure on ICT and lack of professional development were identified as the barriers hindering teachers to use ICT to facilitate teaching in secondary schools. On examining the factors determining the use of ICT in teaching in secondary schools, the study identified the following factors:- teachers’ positive attitude, teachers’ competence in ICT use, accessibility of ICT facilities, professional development and availability of technical support. Recommendations to improve the situation in using ICT in teaching are attached.

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: 14 Feb 2017 12:37
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:47
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1584

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