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The 3 RD INTERNATIONAL E-LEARNING CONFERENCE at the WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY Theme: Technology, Pedagogy and Education in the 21 st Century The Use of ICT by Students and Academics in Teaching and Learning: The case of the University of Fort Hare by Alfred H. Makura 01 November 2011
Introduction and background ICT are a diverse set of technological tools and resources used for creating, storing, managing and communicating information, and to support teaching and learning and research activities (Vajargah, Jahani & Azadmanesh, 2010) The use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education in South Africa has been growing rapidly for more than a decade (UFH ICT policy document).
Introduction and background The UFH Institutional Strategic Plan (SP2009) advocates the promotion of Technology-enhanced Learning (TeL) as one of the key objectives within the strategic goal of teaching and learning, research and community engagement excellence (UFH Strategic Plan 2009).
Introduction and background ICT use of in education help improve memory retention, increase motivation and understanding (Dede, 998),promote collaborative learning, and problem solving activities(Forcheri and Molfino, 2000)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The UFH has responded slowly to ICT/TeL awareness and usage. A few academics have attempted to use a few ICTs such as WebCT and Blackboard for teaching and learning purposes (UFH ICT policy document).
PURPOSE OF STUDY to investigate the use of ICT by students and staff at the University of Fort Hare (as perceived by students)
RESEARCH QUESTION What is the nature and extent of ICT use by academics at UFH as perceived by students?
METHODOLOGY Design Interpretive methodology Case study Instrument: Questaview Sample 44 randomly selected student users of PASS (24;14;5;3 year 1,2,3,4 respectively)
RESULTS 1.Technology used for learning by students [nature of ICT used by students] computer Internet Cellphone Projector Photocopying machine Library/textbook/great hall/journals/ studying alone or in group/consultations
RESULTS cont…. Technologies available at the University Computer Projector/overhead projector Internet Microscope Photocopying machines Library/opac/textbooks
RESULTS cont…. Technologies ‘I learnt since arriving at UFH’ Computer Photocopying machine Internet Overhead projector Microscope Textbooks/opac/catalogue referencing None
RESULTS cont…. How ICT should be used by lecturers at UFH More computers for research Projector to help Use of SI leaders because they are active/motivate Maintain status quo “my degree does not require much use of technology…” More computer labs Emailing lecture notes/exploit internet ‘More working computers and photocopying machines’
RECOMMENDATIONS Expose students to more technology for learning on entry into university Capacitate academics technologically to use technology in learning and teaching Utilise the teaching grant from DHET to equip lecture halls with technology Centres of Teaching and Learning/ Academic Development Centres should spearhead ICT usage by academics + ICT training for TeL.
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