EFFECTS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR TWO WAYS COMMUNICATION ON STUDENTS WITH HARD OF HEARING IN OTANA INTEGRATED SCHOOL, JOS, PLATEAU STATE
International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology
This paper was designed to find out the effects of information and communication technology for two-way communication on students with hearing impairment in Otana Integrated School. The purpose of the study was to determine the availability of ICT facilities for two-way communication among students with hearing impairment; determine the main ICT used for two 0way communication and determine the challenges faced by students in the use of ICT facilities in Otana Integrated School. Descriptive
... arch design was used for the study. The population of the study consist of fifteen (15) students with hearing impairment. A researcher made questionnaire comprising of fifteen items was used to generate data for the study. Three research questions and one hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Simple percentage and mean were used to analyze the data collected from the study while Analysis of Variance ANONA was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there is a positive correlation between the use of ICT and academic performance of students with hearing impairment in school subjects.The major challenges are those of electricity supply and the cost of maintaining the facilities.It was recommended that ICT facilities, internet connection and power supply should be make available and functional for students' two-way communication.