Factors Associated with Using Educational Technology at Schools

Makgato, Moses
November 2012
International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research;2012, Vol. 51, p107
Academic Journal
Although studies had reported that the use of computer technology improves teaching and learning, schools are still slow to use educational technologies in the classroom. This survey study investigated the factors contributing to the use of educational technology in classroom at seven secondary schools in Northern Pretoria. The study used a sample of 125 teachers from seven secondary schools who were purposefully and conveniently selected in the Northern Pretoria, South Africa . Questionnaire was used to collect the information. Descriptive and SPSS statistics were used to analyse the data. Some of the factors teachers thought retard the use of educational technology in classroom includes: lack of computers in schools, lack of relevant training, no technical support. It is recommended that relevant training which address values, beliefs of teachers on ICT should be provided. School support for teachers to learn using ICT in classrooms should be intensified.


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