Pre-service teachers’ perspectives on the use of information and communication technology: A case study of Berekum College of education
Francis Adams, Eric Atta Quainoo, Ernest Opoku, Folasade Ogunyemi Bolanle
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is very essential in everyday life of many people worldwide. Information and communication technology (ICT) have become an important tool in today’s information age, making a remarkable influence on the lives of individuals around the globe. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become within a very short time, one of the basic building blocks of modern society. The study investigated pre-service teachers’ perspectives on the use of ICT in Berekum College of Education. The study examined the types of technologies pre-service teachers’ use. The study determined the ways pre-service teachers’ use technologies to support their learning. Convenient sampling and random sampling techniques were used to select the sample size of thirty (30) pre-service teachers from the college. The study revealed that all the participants got access to technology on campus. Again, all the participants did say the accessible technologies have been very helpful. In addition, the study indicated that respondents use the accessible technologies for research, emailing, assignment writing, presentation and chatting. However, the findings of this study will enable policy formulators to be clear with the ICT policy and its direction of implementation with the necessary guidelines so that the implementation agents like Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Finance among others can help to make a reality since competency in ICT is the modern way of acquiring critical skills and knowledge effective and efficient economic development.
Francis Adams, Eric Atta Quainoo, Ernest Opoku, Folasade Ogunyemi Bolanle. Pre-service teachers’ perspectives on the use of information and communication technology: A case study of Berekum College of education. International Journal of Educational Research and Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 17-24