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The readiness of teachers to integrate information and communication technology for learning in a selected school in the GautengOnline project.

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dc.contributor.author Hlatshwayo, Nomathemba Faustinah
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-21T12:49:49Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-21T12:49:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-21T12:49:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/901
dc.description.abstract This study is aimed at providing the reader with a detailed description of the readiness of teachers to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for learning in a selected school in the GautengOnline (GoL) Project, through qualitative research design that used various data collecting methods: Questionnaire, observations and interview. A large number of teachers showed some interest in using ICT learning but had difficulties on how to get started due to the lack of suitable ICT skills. It has been observed that computers in this school are mainly used by a few teachers for administration purposes. Four teacher participants were interviewed individually to find how ready were they to integrate ICT for learning after the GoL training has been completed. The interviews revealed that there was no ICT integration that was taking place in this school due to training that left them with insufficient ICT integration skills and knowledge. The research results provided evidence that there was poor utilisation of ICT integration in this school, though teachers were interested in using computers. The research indicated that many teachers are reluctant to attempt to integrate computers into teaching and learning without ICT teaching assistance. Teaching assistance may only need to be for a limited period until teachers gain confidence and competence, although the need for technical assistance is likely to be permanent. In the literature review, ideas are given on how ICT can be integrated for learning and the aims of ICT integration are also provided for teachers to obtain knowledge of what is required of them in ICT integration. In the final chapter, recommendations for further research are highlighted to make ICT integration possible in this selected school. Lack of skills and knowledge of how to use ICT for learning has led the teachers in this school to take no notice of how learners can benefit in learning with computers.Clearly, there is still a long way to go before some schools and some teachers are able to use computers as effectively and efficiently for teaching and learning. The Gauteng Department of Education and the GautengOnline project will need to ensure that usage of ICT in individual schools and classes does not fall below acceptable ICT standards. en
dc.description.sponsorship Prof. D. van der Westhuizen en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Gauteng (SouthAfrica) en
dc.subject GautengOnline project en
dc.subject teachers in service training en
dc.subject computer assisted instruction en
dc.subject educational technology en
dc.subject information technology en
dc.title The readiness of teachers to integrate information and communication technology for learning in a selected school in the GautengOnline project. en
dc.type Thesis en

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