Assessment of Information and Communication Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning in Institutions of Higher Learning

Romina Ifeoma Asiyai

Abstract


Employing survey research design of the ex-post facto type, this study examined information and community technologies integration in teaching and learning in institutions of higher learning in Delta State, Nigeria. Four research questions and four hypotheses guided the investigation. Descriptive statistical tools such as mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test of significant difference was used to test the hypotheses. A sample of 560 students and lecturers were selected through simple random sampling technique from four out of seven institutions of higher learning in the state. The result obtained showed that the level of availability of ICTs for their effective use in teaching and learning in institutions of higher learning in Delta State is low. The benefits of using ICTs in teaching and learning include improve quality of instruction, caters for different learning styles and increased opportunity for collaborative networking and research. The factors acting as barriers to effective integration of ICT in teaching and learning in the institutions include poor government attitude to ICT policy, inadequate funding of ICT facilities and low level of ICT literacy among students and Lecturers. The strategies for effective integration of ICT in teaching and learning in the institutions were identified to include provision of electronic classrooms and laboratories, provision of pedagogical training in ICT for Lecturers. The study recommends that administrators of institutions of higher learning should incorporate ICT into their strategic plan to ensure that they link the institution with Local Area Network (LAN).


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v7n2p25

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