Factors Affecting the Frequency of ICT Usage in Primary Schools Teaching

Vitanova, Vasilka and Atanasova-Pacemska, Tatjana and Pacemska, Sanja (2014) Factors Affecting the Frequency of ICT Usage in Primary Schools Teaching. In: ICEMST 2014, 16–18 May 2014, Konya,Turkey.

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Abstract

Intensive and rapid development of ICT lead to popularization and necessity of its use, and changes in all spheres including education as a process. A research was conducted in order to ensure valid and reliable assessment of the extent and nature of ICT knowledge and skills of teachers in primary schools, to identify the factors that affect the frequency of use of ICT in teaching and to identify strategies for enhancing development effectiveness future. The research surveyed 214 teachers from 10 primary schools in the Southeast region of Macedonia. Technique Modeling of Structural Equations was used to determine the relative strength of the factors affecting the frequency of use of ICT in teaching. The results show that the highest percentage of 58.4 % of the teachers often use ICT in teaching, 33.6 % rarely use ICT, 7 % of respondents use ICT at all times, and only 0.9 % do not use ICT for teaching purposes. ICT competencies of teachers, number of training, years of computer use, possession of personal computer and having Internet at home proved as influential factors for ICT usage frequency in teaching. The survey results were analyzed using SPSS 19, Excel and Amos Graphics 18.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Matematics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Tatjana A. Pacemska
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 13:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 13:58
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/10386

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