• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 6, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Analyzing the Opportunities and Challenges to use of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Teaching-Learning Process


Background/Objectives: The most obvious and important feature of information age is widespread influence of ICT in all fields. The research aims evaluation of ICT use in teaching-learning process. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The method of research is descriptive- surveying. The statistical population of the study was all teachers of Isfahan elementary schools. The sample size was determined 350 persons according to Kokeran formula that selected through cluster sampling method. The research tools is researcher made questioner in use of ICT in teaching-learning process which has been used after confirming its reliability and validity. Data analysis has been done with using Spss19 software. Findings: The results showed that the use and the application level of ICT in teaching-learning process has a meaningful relationship with ICT equipment in schools, their Literacy and information skills (their e-readiness) and the teachers attitude to use ICT in teaching-learning process. Challenges of ICT tools have been specified in 5 levels such as organizational (Lack of motivational stimulus of organization, difficulty and complexity of working, Teachers lack of cooperation with each other with ICT) management (Lack of managers’ supervision on the implementation the plan of ICT, Lack of relevance and appropriateness of lesson content, managing and controlling class when using ICT) equipment-financial (Busy work responsibilities when using ICT, Lack of computer and internet equipment, Lack of enough motivation of teachers in ICT application) Educational (Low Experience and skill of teachers, lack of practical in-service courses, Lack of sufficient time for teaching with, ICT), Attitudinal (Distrust and anxiety of teachers in the use of ICT, teachers concern of replacing ICT with them, Negative attitudes of those involved in the Internet due to ethical issues). Applications/Improvements: The teachers should have more cooperation and engagement to transfer the information and experiences to each other in the field of working with ICT tools. 

Keywords: Challenges, Information Communication Technology, Learning, Opportunities, Teachers, Teaching 


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