Barfi, Ato-Davies & Jackson

Tutors perspectives on integrating information and communication technology into teaching: Evidence of colleges of education

Kwaku Anhwere Barfi, University of Cape Coast
Cynthia Ato-Davies, Ola College of Education
Albert Jackson, Ola College of Education


Abstract

This paper investigated the perspectives of tutors in integrating information and communication technologies into their teaching. There is universal recognition of the need to use information and communication technologies in education as this is an era of globalization where the flow of information via satellite and the internet dominates information dissemination. This study is underpinned by the uses and gratifications theory, and a quantitative research design was used with a purposive sampling technique to select 120 tutors from Ghanaian colleges of education. The findings of the study revealed that most of the tutors have knowledge of information and communication technologies and they integrate information and communication technologies in their teaching and learning process. Furthermore, the tutors’ level of knowledge of information and communication technology positively affects their information and communication technology integration in the teaching and learning process. We recommended that tutors should continue to use information and communication technologies to reshape and support their teaching.

Keywords: availability, knowledge, learning resources, tutors



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