Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) [entry]

The Sage Dictionary of Health and Society   unpublished
This study investigated teachers' perceptions and practices of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching English in public schools in Nepal. It examined teachers' perceptions, the challenges that they faced in using ICTs in teaching English language. It aimed to discover what kind of ICTs they used in the classroom. The findings suggested that the most widely used ICT tools were audio tape, mobile phone, computer, television, radio, video tape and email. Questionnaire was
more » ... uestionnaire was developed by the researcher and administered to 47 secondary level English teachers to collect data. It was also found that secondary level English teachers hold positive attitudes towards the use of ICTs for educational purposes. The responses indicated that insufficient class time and inadequate training opportunities were the major obstacles in the process of ICTs' integration.
doi:10.4135/9781446215159.n450 fatcat:h32cwcundnbpvaxzvstyiz4tie