Teacher’s perspective on the challenges of using ICT in teaching: A case study in Education Faculty
1Slvar Abdulazeez Arif, 2Fatimah Saadi Ali
1Computer Education, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University
2English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University
Over the last decade, the rapid development of the technology has become a significant interest in Education. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has integrated into learning and teaching along with delivering more chances for students and teachers to operate better in teaching and learning. Conversely, the obstacles may prevent teachers from applying ICT in the classroom. Analyzing the barriers of ICT integration can help and encourage educators to be creative and try to use a new approach for integrating technology into their everyday teaching process. This study investigates teachers’ perspectives on those obstacles for integrating ICT in teaching at the university level. It also aims to find out other uncommon barriers in teaching that any facilitators who are applying ICT can face. Sixty-seven participants from different positions and departments in the education field, who integrate ICT have participated in the study. A mixed-method has been implemented. The data was collected through a survey with Google form. The quantitative data were analyzed by IBM SPSS version 28, while the thematic analysis was used for qualitative data. The study’s results have declared that the majority of the teachers have solid demand to apply ICT in teaching, even with these barriers. The most difficulties were internet connection and electricity in the process. It also indicated that ICT makes the class more effective through student engagement, time management, and student-student interactions.
Keywords: Integration, Difficulties, ICT, Teachers perspective, higher education, curriculum.