Volume 4 - Issue 2
Teaching and Learning with ICT Tools: Issues and Challenges from Teachers’ Perceptions
Simin Ghavifekr
University of Malaya
Thanusha Kunjappan
University of Malaya
Logeswary Ramasamy
University of Malaya
Annreetha Anthony
University of Malaya


Abstract:
In this digital era, ICT use in the classroom is important for giving students opportunities to learn and apply the required 21st century skills. Hence studying the issues and challenges related to ICT use in teaching and learning can assist teachers in overcoming the obstacles and become successful technology users. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to analyze teachers’ perceptions of the challenges faced in using ICT tools in classrooms. A quantitative research design was used to collect the data randomly from a sample of 100 secondary school teachers in the state of Melaka, Malaysia. Evidence has been collected through distribution of a modified? adopted survey questionnaire. Overall, the key issues and challenges found to be significant in using ICT tools by teachers were: limited accessibility and network connection, limited technical support, lack of effective training, limited time and lack of teachers’ competency. Moreover, the results from independent ttest show that use of ICT tools by male teachers (M =2.08, SD = .997) in the classroom is higher compared to female teachers (M = 2.04, SD = .992). It is hoped that the outcome of this research provides proper information and recommendation to those responsible for integrating new technologies into the school teaching and learning process
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