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Page: 6706 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0253

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE BENEFITS OF ICT USAGE IN THE CLASSROOM: A CASE STUDY IN THE MOTHEO DISTRICT IN SOUTH AFRICA

J.S. Louw1, M.P. Rankhumise2

1Central University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
2Tshwane University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
In the foreword of the South African Department of Education through its ICT in Education policy, it education proclaimed that the introduction of ICT to our schools will create new possibilities for teachers and learners to engage in new ways of information selection, gathering, sorting and analysis and that ICT can enhance teaching and learning, especially for different subjects and it depends on the capability of both teachers and learners. Teachers must have the technical and cognitive skills to access ICT appropriately and develop ICT tools for subject learning improvement. ICT capability also involves the proper selection, use and evaluation of these technological tools. There, subject teachers will have to be able to decide when to use ICT in their lessons, as they should have the knowledge and skills to help the learner in deciding which aspects of the technology available to them would be appropriate to apply to a certain task.A random sample of thirty secondary school teachers was drawn from ten schools. A mixed method approach was used to collect data. Questionnaires were administered to participants and were then followed by unstructured interviews.Findings from the research shows that ICT can be use to advance learner performance and motivation. ICT has become a valuable teaching tool that teachers can use to enhance teaching and learning and enable them to move from teacher centred learning to student centred learning in a technological advance world where learners use technological gadgets more in their everyday life.
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title = {TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE BENEFITS OF ICT USAGE IN THE CLASSROOM: A CASE STUDY IN THE MOTHEO DISTRICT IN SOUTH AFRICA},
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J.S. Louw, M.P. Rankhumise (2017) TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE BENEFITS OF ICT USAGE IN THE CLASSROOM: A CASE STUDY IN THE MOTHEO DISTRICT IN SOUTH AFRICA, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, p. 6706.
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