MO­TI­VA­TION AND ED­U­CA­TORS’ USE OF ICT

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AR­NEL N. CELIS

While prac­ti­tion­ers and ed­u­ca­tors per­ceive ICT as a tool for im­prov­ing de­liv­ery and ad­min­is­tra­tion of ed­u­ca­tion, there are a num­ber of fac­tors im­pact­ing ed­u­ca­tors’use of ICTs and sub­se­quent in­te­gra­tion of the tech­nol­ogy into their work (Becta, 2003.Mo­ti­va­tion could be ex­trin­sic or in­trin­sic. In­trin­sic oc­curs when some­one is in­ter­nally mo­ti­vated to do some­thing be­cause it ei­ther brings them plea­sure, or they per­ceived it is im­por­tant. Ex­trin­sic mo­ti­va­tion oc­curs when an ed­u­ca­tor is com­pelled to do some­thing or act in a cer­tain way be­cause of ex­ter­nal fac­tors to him or her. Pol­icy and ad­min­is­tra­tion, tech­ni­cal sup­port, work­ing con­di­tions and sta­tus are ex­am­ples of ex­trin­sic fac­tors. Bot­tom line, what ever form of mo­ti­va­tion you pre­fer, it is in­deed that ICT in­te­gra­tion in ed­u­ca­tion plays an in­te­gral role. It is a call for ev­ery ed­u­ca­tor that they have to em­brace the chang­ing arena of ed­u­ca­tion to pro­mote glob­ally qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion.

Most of pub­lished re­search on ICT in­te­gra­tion in ed­u­ca­tion shows that learn­ing is more pos­si­ble through the use of dif­fer­ent gad­gets. Stu­dents nowa­days are dig­i­tal stu­dents that re­quires dig­i­tal learn­ing fa­cil­i­ta­tor. It is not an ex­cuse among teach­ers who did not un­dergo for­mal ed­u­ca­tion on ICT. The Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion is now ad­dress­ing this gap among our ed­u­ca­tors for them to be 21st cen­tury teach­ers for the @1st cen­tury learn­ers.

The au­thor is Teacher

— oOo—

III at Mauaque High School, Divi­sion of Ma­bal­a­cat City

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