Integration of ICT in Education: Key Challenges

Abstract

In many countries, education is more than a means for enabling progress and avoiding poverty; it is also critical for the development of knowledge societies and knowledge-based economies. It has been suggested that information and communication technologies (ITCs) can play a number of roles in education. Although lessons may be learned from best practices around the world, there is no specific or best formula for determining the best level of ICTs integration in the Education. Many researchers suggested that the role of higher education institutions within the context of knowledge-based economies and globalization is to provide individuals the ability to transform information into socially beneficial knowledge, skills, and value; modernize societies and improve the standard of living [1, 2, 3]. This paper examined some key challenges faced by the higher education institutions (HEIs) in integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into teaching and learning. This paper argues also that the main purpose of integrating ICTs in education is to provide extra approaches that can be used to address the serious environmental, cultural and educational challenges faced by policymakers, educators, educational administrators and students in higher education. The paper concludes by providing some essential elements that can be used in integrating ICTs use in education. Keywords— Education, HEIs, ICT, ICTs integration

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@inproceedings{Mbodila2013IntegrationOI, title={Integration of ICT in Education: Key Challenges}, author={Munienge Mbodila and Telisa Jones}, year={2013} }