The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 19
Page No. 4714 - 4719

Teacher’s Perception of the Importance of Ict and its Application as Teaching English Media

Authors : Sudiran

Abstract: This research aims to reveal the perception of teachers of the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a medium of teaching English at schools; to describe the application of internet in teaching and learning process and to identify the teachers’ difficulties in implementing internet in class. The study applied quantitative and qualitative (mixed) method which used three data collection techniques: questionnaire, interview and observation. The data attained by questionnaires was analyzed by SPSS program, the data derived from interviews was analyzed by the open-decoding technique and observation data was used to support findings. The results show that teachers have a positive perception of the importance of the use of ICT as teaching English media. The fact is supported by data analysis which shows “I believe that knowing computers is very helpful” (100% of respondents respond that they “agree or strongly agree” with the statement), in which its mean score is (M = 4.61) and its standard deviation is (SD = 0:48), Meanwhile, the results of the interview show that there are three main phases that teachers apply ICT such as preparation, implementation and assessment. The results of the interview also show that teachers face three difficulties in utilizing ICT as teaching English media such as technical-computer error, no-internet connection and electric current outage.

How to cite this article:

Sudiran , 2016. Teacher’s Perception of the Importance of Ict and its Application as Teaching English Media. The Social Sciences, 11: 4714-4719.

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