Factors inhibiting students’ ICT knowledge acquisition and utilization at Oguaa School for the Deaf in Ghana
This paper reports part of a graduate thesis which investigated students’ ICT knowledge, skills, and utilization at Oguaa School for the Deaf in the Central Region of Ghana. A randomly selected sample of 40 students completed researcher-developed questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that majority of the students were novice in ICT knowledge and utilization; they only had access to computers during ICT lessons. They lacked access to functional computers for private studies, training, and interest in ICT usage for learning. The researchers concluded that the students could not confidently and creatively use ICT for learning. It was recommended that the school extended ICT application to other subjects.
Keywords: ICT knowledge, utilization, Oguaa, Deaf
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