• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

Computer Competency Level of Elementary Teachers of Southern Tabuk District-1


Objectives: The study determined the computer competency level of the elementary teachers of Southern Tabuk District-1, extent of use of computer in teaching the different learning areas and identify the problems encountered by teachers in using computer programs. Methods/statistical analysis: The research applied the descriptive design method in this study. The frequency count percentage and the weighted mean were employed to treat the data on the profile variables of the respondents. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine the significant differences in the perceptions of the respondents. It described the functional computer competency of elementary teachers along moderator variables: age, gender, and years of service in teaching. Findings: In the conducted study of the computer competency level of elementary teachers in Southern Tabuk District-1, the perceptions of the respondents on the use of computer along Microsoft Applications is not significant. Therefore, for trainings, technical support, and time to learn these skills were needed by the respondents. In the extent to use computer in different subject areas, age and gender show no significant difference, but years of service in teaching has a significant difference on the use of computer. This only implies that younger teachers in the service are more exposed and competent in the use of computer compare to those teachers who 21 years above in the teaching. Problems were also identified in the study; respondents specify each problem from most to least. Inadequate training is identified first, followed by insufficient time to learn computer, third is too much work at home, fourth is dependence on colleagues, fifth is negative attitude towards computer, sixth is slow internet accessibility, and lastly has no computer to use. Application/improvement: This study could be a springboard for the district to prepare a program to enhance the skills of the teachers on the use of computer and to level up their competencies into this endeavour.
Keywords: Competency, Competency Level, Computer, Elementary Teachers, Southern Tabuk, District.


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