ICT in University Education: Usage and Challenges among Academic Staff
AbstractThis study was a survey which explored ICT usage and challenges among
academic staff. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to determine the
areas of ICT usage among academic staff; identify the obstacles to their ICT
usage and identify their areas of training need in ICT usage. Five research
questions were posed to guide this study and a questionnaire was designed to collect data from a sample size of 80 academic staff. From the results,
academic staff indicated that ICT is of much help to them in the areas of
upgrading of knowledge, research and publication. Weak infrastructure,
financial constraints and lack of access to ICT facilities were identified as
the major obstacles to ICT usage among academic staff. Furthermore,
designing of new learning activities, electronic presentation of materials and
making use of internet were identified as their areas of train need in ICT
usage. Recommendation made include providing compulsory free, adequate
training opportunity for academic staff by the university management.
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