Teaching and Learning with Technology:
Uses, Skills, Motivators and Obstacles
The use of information technology (IT) at universities world wide has grown and changed substantially over the decade. Information technology is an integrated framework of computers, software applications, multimedia content, the web, web-based applications, learning management systems and other tools used to enhance the teaching and learning process. Universities around the world are increasingly being dependent on information technologies. Research indicates that integrating IT into the curriculum is a gradual, reflective process for most faculty members and is influenced by a complex mix of factors. Whether supporting the use of new technology in traditional classroom environments, in the delivery of fully-online courses, or implementing hybrid courses that include online activities, universities face major challenges in meeting the technology needs of faculty and students. This research aims to find the level of usage of IT and the skills level of faculty and students at NUS. Successful implementation depends primarily on faculty and student attitudes towards the use of IT in teaching and learning and the training and support provided for these tools. The study also hopes to identify the motivating or hindering factors that drive the faculty and students towards the use of IT for their teaching and learning.
||An article entitled “Factors Affecting the Adoption of Information technology (IT) in Higher Education” was published in the CDTL Brief, April 2007, Vol 10, No. 2.
||2. A conference paper titled “Assessing the Impact of Technology on Teaching & Learning :Faculty & Student Perspectives” was presented at the 8th APRU Distance Learning and the Internet Conference 2007 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand December 12th-15th, 2007
Results from the Faculty Survey:
Results from the Student Survey: