MOTIVATION AND EDUCATORS’ USE OF ICT
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
III at Mauaque High School, Division of Mabalacat City