Information and Communication Technology
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This paper argues that the successful integration of information technology into the curriculum requires a paradigm shift from the teachers perspective, together with their acquisition of the technical skills required to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The paper contends that a good support system from the school is necessary in order to create a contextually relevant environment that will make teachers more receptive to using new technologies and that will encourage learning from students.
From the Paper:"There is no question that the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools has a significant effect on student performance. Numerous studies have been conducted to correlate the effect of ICT use to the performance of students. According to a research based on the effect of technology in schools, "[e]ducational technology has demonstrated a significant positive effect on achievement... for all major subject areas, in pre-school through higher education and for regular education and special needs student"' (SIIA, 2000). However, there are also studies, which indicate that despite the growing data supporting the benefits of ICT in the classroom, these technologies have only been marginally used mainly because teachers are apprehensive in using them (Robertson, et.al. 2004). As a result, ICT and its capability in improving student performance have been marginal as well. How then, should these new technologies be implemented by teachers in order to successfully integrate them into the curriculum?"
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