Teachers’ Attitude towards Integrating ICT in Teacher Education
Nimisha Beri1, Lalit Sharma2
1Dr. Nimisha Beri, Professor, School of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India.
2Lalit Sharma, Research Scholar, School of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 285-295 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6335068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: ICT has brought many challenges and opportunities and influenced the world like no other invention in the recent past. The field of education has also got greatly influenced by ICTs, which certainly altered whole education process. Hence, teacher educators are required to have positive attitude along with adequate knowledge and use of ICT tools and devices in educational process in case they wish to utilize current techniques and technologies effectively for prospective teachers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitude of teacher-educators towards the use of ICT along with knowledge and levels of ICT tools and devices usage among teacher-educators in teaching training colleges. A self-prepared interview guide was used in the present study. A purposive sampling technique was employed in the selection of the sample of as many as 50 teacher-educators working in different teacher-training colleges in the State of Haryana, India. The findings of the study revealed that the teacher-educators have positive attitude to some extent towards the ICT and its tools and devices usage in teacher education process. The present finding discloses that teacher-educators have lack of training and technical support. The current study also exhibits that teacher-educators also have some anxiety towards using ICT tools and devices during teaching learning process. As well as teacher-educators are also lacking of motivation and enthusiasm towards the use of ICT tools and devices in teacher-education process. It was found that if ICT-training, technical support, resources of ICTs, motivation, support of management as well as benefits of ICT in education process acquainted to the teacher-educators then they can successfully incorporate ICT in teacher education process.
Keyword: Attitude, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), teacher educators, teacher-training colleges.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems