A Study on the Attitude of University Teachers towards ICT with Special Reference to the Select Universities of Assam

Moyuri Sarma Moyuri Sarma
2017 International Journal of Educational Science and Research  
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as Internet applications, CD-ROMs, video technology and various computer attachments and software programs have caused many changes in society. However, the impact on education may just beginning to be felt as teachers integrate this new technology into their teaching. It has been found that ICT has a positive impact on student's motivation and their academic performance. Keeping in mind the possible advantages of ICT in higher
more » ... ICT in higher education it is a vital issue to enquire the attitude of university teachers towards ICT. Therefore the purpose of this study is to enquire the knowledge of ICT among the teachers, to enquire the attitude of university teachers towards ICT in relation to Discipline, Gender, Age, and Teaching Experience and to examine the infrastructural facilities for teachers for use of ICT. Descriptive survey method has been applied and a sample of 100 teachers of Gauhati University has been chosen proportionately from the following disciplines namely, science, arts, commerce, management and law. The relevant data has been collected through an Attitude scale specially designed to test attitude towards ICT among university teachers. From the study it has been found that Age difference is a dominant factor in the use and integration of ICT for classroom teaching. Further, equivalent infrastructural facilities must be provided for efficient use of ICT. Modern era has been marked by two important strands of technological development converged to give rise to what is known as 'Information Communication Technology'. The first is the creation and development of 'personal computer' (PC) and assorted software and the second strand is the revolution in telecommunications. With the advances of these two sectors it has made possible the transmission of new kinds of information in quantities and at a remarkable speed. The impact of this third great revolution ( first being the agricultural revolution and second the industrial revolution) has been felt in almost all area of human existence including in the field of education. Infact, countries all over the world have identified the significant role of information and communication technology (ICT) in improving the standard education has been confined to a privileged section. But, due to the developments in the field of information and communication technology a large section of masses may be addressed, in relation to their learning needs. It is interesting to note that the barriers, that exist between the demand and supply of education in various fields of education more specifically in the field of higher education may be overcome by means of ICT through total
doi:10.24247/ijesrdec201711 fatcat:c2zzrak5m5fthbqrbrhrah6auy