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 Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2023), Pages: 54-62


 Original Research Paper

A study on the readiness and attitudes of Sri Lankan Tamil medium teachers towards the use of ICT in teaching and learning


 F. M. Nawastheen 1, Kingston Palthamburaj 2, *, S. Shifaan 3, Tamilmullai Thannimalai 2


 1Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
 2Faculty of Languages and Communication, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjung Malim, Malaysia
 3Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka

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Information and communication technology (ICT) in education refers to the utilization of information and communications technology to support, enhance, and optimize the delivery of information within the educational field. As the global landscape continues to expand, the significance of incorporating ICT in education has grown exponentially. It is crucial for teachers to possess the ability to employ ICT effectively in order to integrate their students' learning experiences and adequately prepare them for the challenges they will face in the future. While the integration of ICT in education offers benefits such as the creation of effective lessons, classroom management, and improved stakeholder communication, its successful implementation hinges upon teachers' possession of the requisite skills, knowledge, and willingness. The objective of this study is to evaluate the attitudes and preparedness of Tamil medium teachers in Sri Lanka with regard to their utilization of ICT in teaching and learning. Various previous studies have examined the use of ICT in education, encompassing investigations into teachers' attitudes and integration of ICT, training in International Computer Driving License (ICDL), and factors that influence teachers' adoption of ICT. However, this study focuses specifically on the readiness of Tamil medium teachers in Sri Lanka, an area that has yet to be thoroughly explored in previous research. A survey was conducted among 400 teachers, revealing that the majority exhibited a positive outlook toward the adoption of ICT and displayed a willingness to incorporate it into their teaching and learning processes. Nevertheless, teachers encountered difficulties when attempting to integrate ICT due to the economic crisis prevailing in the country. Consequently, it is imperative for the government and pertinent authorities to ensure the accessibility of affordable ICT equipment for both teachers and students. This study emphasizes the significance of assessing teachers' readiness and attitudes toward the implementation of ICT in their teaching and learning practices in order to ensure its successful integration.

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 Keywords: Teachers’ attitudes, Teachers’ readiness, ICT, Tamil medium teachers

 Article History: Received 24 November 2022, Received in revised form 4 April 2023, Accepted 7 April 2023


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 Nawastheen FM, Palthamburaj K, Shifaan S, and Thannimalai T (2023). A study on the readiness and attitudes of Sri Lankan Tamil medium teachers towards the use of ICT in teaching and learning. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 10(6): 54-62

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